Video: Freedom Folks encounter the loving, tolerant left

posted at 10:22 am on July 11, 2006 by Bryan

Sometimes words can describe things adequately, but sometimes you just have to see the pictures to get the gist. I think this video illustrates one of the latter times. Freedom Folks Jake and Michelle Jacobsen attended a leftwing rally in Chicago over the weekend. The loving lefties in attendance…aren’t fond of the Freedom Folks. And they apparently think stringing expletives together makes for stirring, convincing debate.

Highlight: when the protestor uses an inverted American flag to stifle free speech. That seems about right to me.

Warning: Bad language abounds. But you really ought to watch it. These are the people who think, among other things, talk with solve the problems with North Korea and Iran. Listen to how they talk.

Update: Michelle Jacobsen entertains your questions and follows up on the video here. Check it out.

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Thank you public schools for instilling this level of “critical thinking” in most of Americas youth. Even basic concepts like “Irony” and “Hypocrisy” are lost on these clowns.

thegreatsatan on July 11, 2006 at 10:44 AM

“talk will solve the problems of N. Korea.”

Are you talking about the Bush Administration? Oh, of course not, because in your black-and-white world, only lefties believe in diplomacy/negotiation. LOL.

better off blue on July 11, 2006 at 10:48 AM

Hmm…. sooooo… they want Freedom of speech, and Freedom of Association, but only for “their people”…

Got ya…

Romeo13 on July 11, 2006 at 10:58 AM

They don’t seem to have anything except “you’re a nazi.”

Well… color me convinced.

Hoodlumman on July 11, 2006 at 11:03 AM

Yeah, that’s a fair reading, b-o-b. Remind me why I haven’t banned you yet?

Bryan on July 11, 2006 at 11:15 AM

What’s wrong, Bryan, can’t stand dissent on here? “Dissent is Patriotic” right? That’s what you guys have been saying over this NYT issue.

How ironic, really. A post about how “intolerant” the left is supposed to be, and now you are threatening to ban me because what I say makes you uncomfortable. I guess you tough-talking righties can dish it, but can’t take it. Talk about thin skinned.

Here’s an informative link for you about the talk-loving lefty, GWB.

“You’re watching the diplomacy work not only in North Korea but in Iran,” the president said.

“And it’s, kind of — you know, it’s kind of painful in a way for some to watch, because it takes a while to get people on the same page,” Bush said. “Not everybody thinks the exact same way we think. Different words mean different things to different people. And the diplomatic processes can be slow and cumbersome.”

Asked if he felt a sense of urgency in dealing with North Korea and Iran, Bush said, “I’m realistic about how things move in the world.” He said he wanted diplomatic rather than military solutions.

“All of us said, `Don’t fire that rocket.’ He not only fired one, he fired seven. Now that he made that defiance, it’s best for all of us to go to the U.N. Security Council and say, loud and clear, `Here’s some red lines.’ And that’s what we’re in the process of doing,” Bush said.

better off blue on July 11, 2006 at 11:24 AM

I don’t see how anyone can report on this bullshi’ite, afraid I’d have smacked pansy-boy about the second time he pulled his garbage.

Duty, Honor, Country
(in THAT order)

Rowane on July 11, 2006 at 11:28 AM

Highlight: when the protestor uses an inverted American flag to stifle free speech. That seems about right to me.

Yep. They have no clue. They brand you a Nazi, while carrying around the flag upside down. Can’t offer dialogue (possible lack of an education?) or debate. They follow you around to consistently (hmmm, harassment). Irony is totally lost on these hypocrits.

raz0r on July 11, 2006 at 11:31 AM

afraid I’d have smacked pansy-boy about the second time he pulled his garbage

That’s what I was thinking. How did the guys from Freedom Folks stay calm through that? I’m pretty laid back for the most part, but eventually those guys would have pushed me over the edge and I’d have pushed back. I know my limitations, you won’t be seeing me at any demonstrations like that. I’d rather stay out of jail.

High Desert Wanderer on July 11, 2006 at 11:34 AM

Having counter protested events like this, I can tell you that these people are very dangerous… Nothing like being told that someone would like to “put a bullet in your head” to open reasonable debate (or push a pregnant woman to the ground as took place at the ANSWER rally in D.C. a few years ago).
Hey b-o-b, you are full of crap. Preventing someone from filming a public event while spewing verbal filth at them is a typical fascist technique; not the filming of same.
Trying to defent that behavior is absurd.

Babs on July 11, 2006 at 11:51 AM

No, b-o-b, if I banned you it would be because you’re a drive-by commentor who doesn’t respond when your own positions get demolished, and who prefers obnoxious rants to reasoned debate.

Bryan on July 11, 2006 at 11:52 AM

Anyone who has ever attended a “progressive” rally, for entertainment of course, already knows that the place is divided between only two populations. Those who are perverted and/or mentally ill, and those who have s__t for brains.

It’s a hoot though. Most of normal Joe America have no idea these people actually exist.

NRA4Freedom on July 11, 2006 at 11:53 AM

Blue said: …A post about how “intolerant” the left is supposed to be…

calling a counter-protester a “f***ing nazi piece of sh**” is so “tolerant.”

Also, I believe everyone believes in diplomacy/negotiation. The big difference between “progressives” and conservatives is that “progressives” fail to act if diplomacy fails. Do we “negotiate” with terrorists? dictators? What are the “progressives” going to suggest we do when NK nukes Hawaii or San Francisco? Do we just sit around and wait for the first strike? The sad fact is that sometimes diplomacy doesn’t work especially with rogue states that just use it as a way to continue to poke us in the eye. (obvious, since Clinton’s “diplomacy” hasn’t worked with NK – they just basically said to us “ha ha, f**k you” and built nukes anyway because they know that we don’t have the balls to actually DO something about it, except sit around, wringing our hands and worrying about if we are going to upset our “friends.”

So blue, what in the world do you suggest we do?

Also dissent is patriotic – but obviously not to the guy in the video.

pullingmyhairout on July 11, 2006 at 11:54 AM

afraid I’d have smacked pansy-boy about the second time he pulled his garbage

I too cannot believe the restraint of these Freedom Folks. There is something about this incident that just makes me want to slap these fools. It appeared to me that she was alone and I’m sure that had something to do with the boldness of these punks. Watching this video just reminds me that you shouldn’t go alone to these types of events especially if you are a woman. I have a feeling that these punks wouldn’t have been so bothersome if a few guys were there protecting this lady. Individually, I have found most of these people are simply sheep and will follow the crowd , but one on one they backdown and piss themselves when confronted for their behavior.

You would think that these people would want the free publicity for there cause instead they don’t want people to see what they support and stand for.

Mich_93 on July 11, 2006 at 12:00 PM

High Desert Wanderer …

That’s exactly what these people want … to start a fight so they can throw you out of the rally and even possibly put you in jail. I my own incident with Brian Becker of ANSWER he put his face right up to mine and tried to bump me and my camera so that I’d push back. Luckily I didn’t.

What they don’t seem to get is that when they keep us from reporting the rally via these tactics, the tactics by themselves become the story … and a more entertaining one at that. Anyone who’s sat through these lefty protests knows full well that the “speeches” are about as interesting as a bowl of oatmeal anyway. The real color comes from the people and the insanity surrounding them.

Chas on July 11, 2006 at 12:03 PM

As I said above, I have counter protested at several of these type of events. I concluded that the most vitriolic in the crowd viewed their agression as entertainment. Kind of like getting boozed up and getting in a bar fight so you can tell your friends about it the next day.
It really is rather pathetic as it has been proven to me on several occasions that the agressors are not capable of debate. They are just into it for the testosterone rush.

Babs on July 11, 2006 at 12:13 PM

Actually, Better off Brainless, “Dissent is Patriotic” was what the treason times said first. We just mimic it to make fun of it. But never let something as minor as a fact get in the way of your brainless spew. No, can’t allow that.

You truly are brainless, blueboy, but whether you are better off that way or not I will refrain from saying (except as a mockery of your chosen handle). You make claims about our supposedly “black and white world”… and then turn around and make some of the most rediculous statements that can only be true in a “black and white world”. And Bush is a libtard in many ways. Not entirely, but too much for our comfort. Perhaps thats why you hate him so much, he’s not 100% on your side instead of only 75%. Bush is basically Lieberman with a tiny bit more common sense and a little bit less brains.

You are so easy to fisk even I can handle it. So bring it on all you want, dork, and watch every one of your libtard talking points go down in flames.


RobertHuntingdon on July 11, 2006 at 12:24 PM

just got back from my visit at Kos for my daily dose of laughs. they can add “symbols” to their screen names – the one I love the most is the upside down American flag. I guess that is one form of “protest” that blue approves of.

pullingmyhairout on July 11, 2006 at 12:27 PM

Sorry, my bad. it’s democratic underground that uses those symbols.

pullingmyhairout on July 11, 2006 at 12:34 PM

Why don’t they want their protest filmed? Why have a protest if they don’t want want it to be seen? It doesn’t make any sense.

ChelleFiche on July 11, 2006 at 12:34 PM

Wonder if he knows the Nazi party was a Socialist organization.. Probably not..since the Communist Re-education camps..(AKA Public Education and College Universities) re-write history…and judiciously exclude information that doesn’t fit their preconceived notions.

havok on July 11, 2006 at 12:36 PM


Please don’t feed the trolls.

rightside on July 11, 2006 at 12:48 PM

I would have gladly ceded the “Moral High Ground” to knock that pr*ck onto his tushie.

If Bush wanted a police state, he could use these clowns as poster children.

CrankyNeocon on July 11, 2006 at 12:48 PM

Yeah that’s the one of the things I dislike most about the libtards, they keep screaming about “police states” and “bushit1er” and all this other baloney… yet IF Bush really was Hit1er they would have been rounded up for the concentration camps so fast they would have never seen it coming, much less stayed free long enough to protest publically like they do…



RobertHuntingdon on July 11, 2006 at 1:15 PM

What were they trying to hide? The incident is a fairly clear admission that they know the vast majority does not agree with them and shouldn’t be allowed to see what goes on. That pretty much leaves armed rebellion as a means to achieve their political ends. Given that, holding a secret rally in a public place is pretty lame.

GISAP on July 11, 2006 at 1:27 PM

I guessed that the person filming was a woman by herself, which probably is why she wisely didn’t get into a fight.

But I just wish I’d been there. My contempt for these assclowns is never higher than when I see some male retard getting his jollies by trying to intimidate a girl. To me this is the awfulness of liberalness in a nutshell. They’re all for “tolerence” as long as no one challenges them. Then they’re all for women’s equality as long as the women just agree with them. But let a woman challenge them? And suddenly they’re no different from any other “man” who gets his jollies by threatening women.

My God, I wish I’d been there so that I could have broken that finger in the lens. Please ladies; call a conservative man to accompany you to these things so that a) you’ll stay safe & b) so that we can show nazi-boy what happens when pathetic little boys threaten women in front of men.

nauticalbear on July 11, 2006 at 1:53 PM

They want to appear mainstream so they don’t like it when the communist/anarchist stuff let alone the extreme left wing schpiel is videotaped. Armed Rebellion and killing america-supporters doesn’t play well to the mainstream ya know?
Btw I’ve been counter-demonstrating at these events in SD and Orange County and the reason your so mellow at these things even when they’re flipping you off and calling u nazis and the like is simple; there’s MORE of them then you and picking a fight with them physically means your going to be in a world of hurt. Besides what’s teh point of yelling at LLLs? They’re the mental equivalent of a brick wall.

Defector01 on July 11, 2006 at 1:53 PM

Liberals long for the days when no one called them on their treason.

Snake307 on July 11, 2006 at 2:36 PM

Better Of Brainless. I have to laugh!

So naive. I’ll say a prayer for you and the rest of the lefties.

Maybe someday you’ll join us and the world will live as one!

Kini on July 11, 2006 at 2:54 PM

Nautical, I agree with you 100%, but I think had one of us guys been there and placed that camera somewhere where that jerk would have gotten a free picture of his lower GI, well, it would just prove their point, and they could have photographed it and said “See, the Bushnazis are obstructing our free speech!” No matter what lead up to the incident. No, that very brave lady showed these snots for what they are. Cowards and bullies. Punks and little bitc*es. A salute to you, brave lass of Freedom Folks, you bravery speaks volumes.

jcon96 on July 11, 2006 at 3:18 PM

Is it just me because I am Southern who thought that hiding your face behind a mask/kerchief was illegal? I thought since the KKK times it was illegal to hide your identity in public but I keep seeing these cowards hiding at each protest. I too got the impression that she was alone..very dangerous indeed! Quite obviously these bullboys had no qualms about threatening a woman, she was very, very brave in the face of that hatred.

labwrs on July 11, 2006 at 3:42 PM

jcon and others, while I appreciate your solidarity, I must tell you that meeting this kind of insanity with equal insanity (violence) never works. The best thing to do in this kind of situation is just what this video biographer did. That is, let them spew the expletives and let them block the hand held cam. This speaks more than any kind of rumble you might engage in (no matter how justified). I have been there and know of what I speak. What good would it do for you to be arrested, which you would be? You only add fodder for the enemy. It is much better to try to capture on film their insanity while not engaging in it yourself.
A Female Protest Warrior

Babs on July 11, 2006 at 3:47 PM

These people are hypocrites in the strongest form of the term! Bullies and fools fresh from our liberal, socialist education system.

America, we have met the enemy and it is us!!

JonR on July 11, 2006 at 3:58 PM

Dissent is Patriotic [as long as you’re part of my fuckin’ crowd]

The Ugly American on July 11, 2006 at 3:58 PM

I always get a chuckle when real “tough” guys who outnumber somebody 50 to 1 spew their bs and threaten people….if any of these fools were ever in a real position of danger they would s*it in their pants….

I commend the videographer for her coolness under fire…You definetly have courage, coolness and class.

robo on July 11, 2006 at 4:35 PM

You know, Fox Labs makes a really good line of OC spray (aka “pepper spray”). What several of the little twerps did to the videographer would be construed as assault in any court in the nation, and therefore use of such a means of self defense is justifiable. “Officer, he was extremely agitated and began swearing at me and menacing me! I feared for my safety!”

Think of how the little bastards have probably never faced any consequences for any of their anti-social behavior in the past. Now, with pepper spray, they have an instant education! I would love to have seen some of the little trust-fund-revolutionaries writhing on the ground. . . .

XTeacher on July 11, 2006 at 6:25 PM

I have to give credit to the gal with the camera, I would not have had her restraint. Too bad the idiot calling her a Nazi does not understand hypocrissy.
I have to give credit to Bryan too. I would have booted BoB months ago. The precocious canker sore has absalutely no value. All he does is spout some ignorant BS, try to piss off the people here, and derail the threads.

Wyrd on July 11, 2006 at 6:46 PM

I must tell you that meeting this kind of insanity with equal insanity (violence) never works.

Babs, your appeal to reason really pisses me off. ;-)

CrankyNeocon on July 11, 2006 at 7:03 PM

Well, violence may not have worked but it would have made darn good film. Liberal nancy-boy with mime shirt and bandana flips off camera; strapping conservative hits nancy boy with camera and knocks him out cold; second camera captures fight. America’s funniest home videos here I come….seriously, I would have gotten into a lot of trouble there. Now I see why people go to these things in disguise…what a bunch of monkeys. I’ve gotten more insights out of a puddle of vomit.

austinnelly on July 11, 2006 at 7:24 PM

This black conservative was transported back in time watching that video, back to the days of the civil rights movement when we had to stand there and take the same kind of filthy diatribes from the same type of filthy types, no difference.

Standing there and doing nothing, saying nothing, in return is the proper way to deal with this evil, for our president was correct when he told us that we are dealing with “principalities”.


The other principality does not have it.

Show the world, for I have witnessed what can happen when the world is allowed to see it for themselves.

Great job.


The Machine on July 11, 2006 at 11:47 PM


What a disturbing video.

She has more “ka-jones” than any 10 of them, that’s for sure. And she has gallons more of self control than I have. I’m not sure that I would have done “the non-violent thing” had I been confronted the way she was, and not struck out.

Memo to self: Never attend a moonbat rally. Too much risk of stroke from high blood pressure.

Lord help me but I really despise these people, especially considering their behavior the next day.

It used to be, way back when, that politicians could differ and be partisan, and yet remain connected to a common humanity that left partisan politcs at the “office.” Everett Dirksen and LBJ/Mike Mansfield are examples. Reagan and O’Neill are another.

Not today.

The Democratic Party’s capture by the left has caused it to devolve into jackbooted Brownshirts, as their behavior towards “the bald chick” at two rallies on two successive days proves. Bob Just predicted this in his 2000 essay at WND (“Fascism, corruption and my ‘Democratic’ Party”) about the direction his Democratic Party had taken. I urge everyone to read it.

The elements of a political disaster of monumental proportations are nearly present. We are witnessing the destruction of one of our most important political parties, one that led America successfully in 2 world wars and began the fight against Communism after WWII.

We must never, ever, allows these people to attain political power. If they won’t tolerate opposition speech today, think of the concentration camps and gas chambers they will build for *US* if they ever get back into control.

The party of FDR, JFK, Truman, Hubert Humphrey, “Scoop” Jackson, and Mike Mansfield is no more. It is now the party of Howard Dean, Randi Rhodes, KOS, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., and the bomb-throwers at the Democratic Underground. I grieve for the old donkey….

georgej on July 12, 2006 at 4:31 AM

Yep! That is the Chicago I so fondly remember, and these goons are really courageous when facing a 5’4″ lone woman, but they act much more cowardly when facing someone who could defend themself. In such cases they shout their obsenities from a very safe distance of approximately 1 block away. Losers act like Losers every single time.

We get these wimps visiting my new locale throughout the summer season thanks to all of the lakes here, but they don’t show such courage when out of their home state. They know that their actions won’t be tolerated in our much more civil neck of the woods.

DannoJyd on July 12, 2006 at 7:53 AM

Where were the Chicago police?

We had an anti immigration rally in Hollywood where the goons(A.N.S.W.E.R) were out to disrupt our legal, permitted, march. Unlike the rally in Chicago, the Hollywood PD did not allow this nonsense to go unanswered.

Go here to see how our Police treat the goons out here in California. I promise it will make you feel better.

ScottyDog on July 12, 2006 at 12:21 PM

To parody SNL: Not enough “baton.” ;^)

But, you’re right. The Hollywood PD cops did better than the CPD did.

georgej on July 12, 2006 at 5:05 PM