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Nov 29 2011

Richmond Mayor Rolls Out Red Carpet for OWS Communists, Menaces Tea Party

A cornerstone of our civilization is equality before the law. When that crumbles, the rest will follow. This is why Affirmative Action and “hate crimes” legislation are not only unjust but alarming. It’s also why Richmond’s moonbat mayor Dwight Jones is sticking it to the pro-liberty Tea Party, even as he cuddles up to pro-communist Occupy Wall Street.

Demonstrating Tea Partiers paid their own way in Richmond, but when OWS came along, it characteristically ignored the law and stuck taxpayers with expenses. Since it evidently hadn’t been necessary to pay for permits and so forth after all, the local Tea Party sent the city a bill. Tea Partier Colleen Owens reports at Big Government:

[A]s reported on the front page of the Richmond Times Dispatch, the Richmond Tea Party delivered an invoice for charges incurred in our previous three Tax Day rallies at Kanawha Plaza because Mayor Jones chose to allow Occupy Richmond protesters to convene in the same park for two weeks.

The Mayor not only allowed the Occupiers to break the law, but he visited them in the city-owned park. … The blog Virginia Right reported that the city provided services such as portable toilets, trash pickup, etc. The incomplete invoices obtained from the city totaled $7,000. This was only a portion of the actual costs to taxpayers because the costs of police, helicopter and incarcerations were not included. Also not accounted for was the 24-hour police protection of the Mayor’s home after the Occupiers moved their camp next door to the Mayor’s house. The Richmond Tea Party, conversely, paid for all services for our rallies, including the police, portable toilets, park fees and permits, amounting to approximately $8,500.

Despite meeting with the Occucommie hooligans, Jones refused to see the law-abiding Tea Partiers. Then he hit them with a letter announcing an audit.

[I]t states that our Tea Party is delinquent in filing of Admissions, Lodging, and Meals Taxes with the city and as such our group has been targeted for a comprehensive audit. Well, aren’t we special? In fact, as part of the Business License we have with the City, a form is filled out by our treasurer every month (as required). We have never charged admission or had lodging or meals associated with our rallies. Every month the forms are appropriately filled with zeros. Ms. Carr goes on to say that if we don’t respond within 15 days, the City will make a statutory assessment — meaning they’ll pick an amount to charge us.

So the City and Mayor apparently feel that the Richmond Tea Party has not paid its fair share for use of Kanawha Plaza. We challenged the Mayor’s unequal treatment between groups and he responded with even more unequal treatment.

The idea of course is to intimidate the Tea Party into shutting up and going away. But that’s not going to happen.

This story has also fired up other Tea Party groups across the country that have had the laws and fees applied unequally in regards to Tea Party rallies and Occupy protest camps. The message coming from mayors in numerous cities is that they are willing to spend millions in taxpayer money to accommodate the Occupiers that are breaking the law but have no problem charging Tea Party groups that follow the law exorbitant fees and making them jump through hoops to acquire permits (via Yahoo News).

The Richmond Tea Party stands for constitutional adherence, and clearly this has been unequal treatment under the law. We stand for fiscal restraint, and this is a case where a mayor used taxpayer money for his personal agenda. We stand for virtue and accountability in government and that is why we have taken a stand. We will be submitting a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for all city correspondence pertaining to our Tea Party and its decision to audit us. We will not be intimidated and we will not back down.


Dwight Jones doesn’t have much use for equality before the law.

On tips from Shawn, IslandLifer, Bob Roberts, and G. Fox.

34 Responses to “Richmond Mayor Rolls Out Red Carpet for OWS Communists, Menaces Tea Party”

  1. WingMann says:

    Another example of the bitter fruit we are harvesting from decades of Affirmative Action and Social Justice. For what you sow, so shall you reap.

  2. 762x51 says:

    Government intimidation, what a shock. This a-hole Mayor, along with the rest of the communist sympathizers in government and the media as well as the Occuscum need to realize that we mean business. Comrade, you are ALL going down whether by ballots or bullets, personally, I don’t care if any of these Marxist dirtbags live or die.

  3. A. Levy says:

    So long as the American people continue being weak, gullible, and mindless sheep, these types of official abuse will not only continue, but increase.

    The Left has declared war on America, it’s beliefs, customs, traditions, religions, and above all, the will of it’s people. And the people’s response? Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z.

  4. Mickey Shea says:

    Well, he IS a spook, did you expect?

  5. StanInTexas says:

    Will we see any Liberal on this thread screeching about Equal Protection, or decrying the misuse of Government by the Mayor?


  6. Hail The Amberlamps! says:

    Sounds like a clear case of discrimination and official oppression by a public official(s) to me. The patriots must sue the pinko politburo poltroons for every ruble they have. Sue them individually and sue the city.

  7. jazbo says:

    Dwight Jones = 0bamaHolder Jr.

  8. Blarge says:

    Mickey Shea says:
    Well, he IS a spook, did you expect?

    Are you wearing your white pointed hood right now, Micky?

    A. Levy says: “The Left has declared war on America, it’s beliefs, customs, traditions, religions, and above all, the will of it’s people.”

    Yes… we are going to destroy you with drumming and bad smells …all while we lay around needing a bath and not working and smoking pot … be afraid… you think all those guns can save you but they won’t… we will destroy you and your offspring!

    Be afraid …you might as well just use one of those numerous guns that your insecurity about your penis size has caused you to acquire, on yourself. We will decimate you and your posterity with hockey sacks, frisbees and sharply pointed, organically grown vegetables used as projectiles.

  9. Mickey Shea says:

    Blarge: the white hood is at the dry cleaners now actually, now crawl back into your tent, you tweaker.

  10. GoY says:

    Meanwhile, the Democrat Party’s Chief Dingbat says, “Catholics have this silly conscience thing” that prevents them from embracing mass fetal extermination.

  11. Carmen says:

    Richmond, another chocolate city as GOD intended like New Orleans? Precious.

  12. Tom says:

    His pictures tell all we need to know about this racist pig.

  13. fxdwg says:

    Jones has stepped in a big pile of it this time. He has phucked with the wrong white people. The Virginia Tea Party will hang his moonbatty carcass out to dry.

  14. forest says:

    Time for the state AG to intervene.

    I’m also wondering if the mayor is violating election laws by using taxpayer money to subsidize this unlawful political rally and then appearing at it to promote himself.

  15. Ghost of FA Hayak says:

    You know what they say about throwing stones and glass houses.
    In one fell swoop, his announcement this week that his administration had selected Tompkins Builders and S.B. Construction Co. out of Washington, D.C., to build the jail has upset one of the city’s biggest minority developers and the state NAACP, and raised questions about familial relations with the jail project’s minority contractor, Thomas Davis, whose father is building Jones’ new church in Chesterfield County. The morning of the announcement, the Richmond Free Press published a story lambasting Tompkins Builders for having a “horrible record” when it comes to minority inclusion.

    That’s a full plate of political drama, and the public vetting has barely started. City Council is expected to begin perusing the winning bid, along with the three other vendors who made the final cut, next week. Jones asked City Council to approve his choice of Tompkins/Ballard by July 25, in order to issue an official agreement with the contractors to begin construction by December.

    Amid the fracas is the revelation that Jones’ church, First Baptist Church of South Richmond, is building a 2,000-seat sanctuary off Route 10 in Chesterfield County. The contractor that has been hired to build the church, which is still in the planning stages, is Davis Brothers, which is owned by Langston Davis, father of Thomas Davis, the minority contractor on the jail project

  16. StanInTexas says:

    OK, all you trolls and faux-Right posters, can we please STOP WITH THE RACISM BS!!!!

    Mayor Jones skin pigmentation has NOTHING to do with his misuse of his office and power.

  17. TED says:

    Jones knows the Tea Partiers are no threat, THEY will not disgrace his city. He also knows if he dosen’t kiss the occupiers ass they will destroy his city. This is an ADMISSION that the left are violent scumbags and they are aware of it.

  18. TED says:

    StanInTexas says: November 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

    It’s MOBY day at Moonbattery, it’s the only way they can find racism on a conservative site. Want racism trolls? Go to HuffPo!

  19. StanInTexas says:

    The TeaParty may not embarrass his city, but they need to humiliate this fraud in court and in the press.

  20. Kevin R. says:

    The good people of Richmond need to demand his resignation and not let up until he resigns. This is a flagrant abuse of office.

  21. USAF Officer says:

    Amen brother. I’m an AF officer at the 10 year mark and hold advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering. I’ve decided to punch out at the end of this tour and join the civilian sector since my retirement will inevitably be compromised by Obummer. It’s a great job but when they start threatening to cut pensions, I have to do what’s best for my family.

  22. Spartan24 says:

    Cute- Trolls and now Mobies! What a day!

  23. Wow! Looka that! says:

    He’s black. I’m shocked!

  24. Dr. 9 says:

    Dwight Jones is a perfect example of why we must repeal the civil rights act of 1964.

  25. rjp says:

    You can say what’s right for Dwight Jones and people can protest all they want.

    Fact is, a negro will never do what is right. They are above moraliry. For christ sake, I am fairly sure that Marion “Bitch” set me up!” Barry was the Mayor of Washington DC from a friggin prison cell. They really do think they are entitled ….

  26. StanInTexas says:

    It is pathetic how you ASSHOLES think you can come on here, spout your racist CRAP, and make everyone think that you speak for ANYONE on the Right!

    Be gone Moby’s and Trolls.

    And Dave… CLEAN UP ON AISLE 12!!!!!!!

  27. LarryG says:

    Stanin Texas – I don’t know if you’re stupid by circuimstance or you went to some school to achieve your level of mental impairment. I’m not sure how you arrived at the conclusion that your imbecilic, myopic opinions have any validity. You can take your tawdry, raggedy-ass crusade and shove it. Nobody with any normal sense can avoid the the Richmond problem and you have provided the proof. NOBODY is listening to you except other liberal defectives.

  28. TonyD95B says:

    RE: LarryG at November 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm:

    WTF, Larry?

  29. Adam says:

    Another Moby outbreak. Wonder if Goonturd’s behind it? He’s tried using Mobies here before.

  30. StanInTexas says:


    I don’t know who you think you are, but you can shove your self-righteous attitude. Mayor Dwight Jones’ skin color is not even remotely a part of this discussion. These pathetic trolls AND YOU that keep trying to bring up his skin pigmentation as a way of slandering valid CONSERVATIVE complaints against him and his actions.

    Whatever your moronic reasons for posting, I certainly hope that the owner of this site puts a stop to your idiocy soon. But whether he does or not, you just remember this the next time you post something on this site ASSHOLE!

  31. Chuck Woolery says:

    A black politician applying a double standard? Shocker.

  32. Chuck Woolery says:

    “Mayor Jones skin pigmentation has NOTHING to do with his misuse of his office and power.”

    Black politicians are the most openly hostile to the Tea Party because they believe it represents white racism.

    Black politicians, on average, tend to be involved in more corruption scandals because their constituents often don’t hold them accountable.


  33. StanInTexas says:

    Chuck, if you are trying to make a case that “black politician = corruption”, then you need to put your hood back on and get your ass back to the Democrats.

    There are many stellar Black politicians, and even more abjectly corrupt White politicians.


  34. TonyD95B says:

    The Democratic Party created the KKK, and at first it was no big deal – they were harmless.

    Then some idiot showed ’em how to cut EYE HOLES in those sheets……

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