Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Atlanta "Tea Party" Cancelled Due to Sheer, Hilarious Incompetence

Photo from the April 15th Atlanta Tea Party. Son seems remarkably unbankrupted.

Peach Pundit writes:

The Atlanta Tea Party was forced to cancel it’s Independence Day celebration in Gwinnett, after losing it’s location due to the objection of Gwinnett Place Mall (a Simon company.) The Tea Party had been scheduled to take place in the parking lot of the old Macy’s building at Gwinnett Place since March.

“It is unfortunate the event had to be canceled,” said Julianne Thompson, event co-organizer. She continued, “The old Macy’s building is on private property, and not owned by Simon Malls, however the mall manager asked the property owner and I to come in the office on Thursday of this week, and told us Simon does not want political events on it’s property. They were also concerned about the fact we were using the term “protest.” Although the event was on private property, the mall was able to assert authority on the matter due to reciprocal property easement agreements.”

Event Co-Chair Debbie Dooley stated, “Our Atlanta Tea Party team tried for the next day and a half to find an alternative location large enough for the event, and with the proper layout for our vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks show, but we could not find anything suitable that would have been available on July 4th.”

So the far-right, "don't take our money!" crowd planned to hold their demonstration on private property without permission and didn't have a back-up plan?

The hilarity of the self-destructing GOP knows no end.


RightKlik said...

1. Simon Property Group does not own the property on which the Tea Party was to have been held.

2. George Thorndyke, the owner of the property in question, had agreed to allow the Atlanta Tea Party to use his property free of charge and had gone an extra step in sponsoring fireworks.

3. Although the event was to have occurred on private property not owned by Simon Property Group, the mall was able to assert authority on the matter due to reciprocal property easement agreements.

Understandably, the tea party organizers are not happy with the 11th hour interference, but unlike the Democrat controlled Congress, they understand the concept of contracts and the rule of law.

Zaid at UGA said...

What I got out of that was:

1) I don't understand contract agreements or sovereignty rights

2) We didn't have a back-up plan so I'm going to go ahead and smear the Democrats to avoid talking about that

3) We fail