By The Right Scoop


clinttarver_cleanup Hot Dog vender Clint Tarver normally has the top spot in Lansing, Michigan, across from the Capitol building selling hot dogs for his livelihood. But yesterday he was under the big white tent serving up hot dogs for Americans for Prosperity, that is until union thugs collapsed the tent and then trampled on everything under the tent, destroying both the tent and the contents inside the tent. Not only that, but when he came back later to clean up the destruction (pictured above) he was repeatedly insulted by union members telling him he was on the wrong side and calling him “nigger” and “uncle Tom”.

Clint Tarver is one of the nicest men you’ll ever meet, by all accounts, and wasn’t there in a political fashion whatsoever. He was just there to do what he always does – serve hot dogs. And now his entire livelihood is destroyed. He didn’t deserve any of this!

Dana Loesch interviewed Clint Tarver today about what exactly happened yesterday:

Someone started a “I Support Clint” funding page to gather donations for Clint to repurchase that which was lost. Donations have been pouring in today and it’s now over $16,100. DONATE!

If you want to know more about Clint, here’s a short video of his story as a hot dog vender:

(h/t: Ironic Surrealism, Dana Radio)

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  • Rshill7

    Yay Clint!

    • Jazzee

      this is sooooooooooooooooo wrong I hope he sues the unions
      what is wrong with those thugs? and where are the leaders (HAHAHAHA) of this country …

  • Orangeone

    Seriously, the demorats on Twitter are blaming the Tea Party!

    • badbadlibs

      Brain washed zombies, every last one of these liberal idiots.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXKESYID4HSZLY3QP7IGNIL6RA Denandry

        hahahahaha…and you so clearly have a level-head….hahahaha….douche

    • http://twitter.com/volgeek Tim Jaggers

      DemonRats never accept responsibility for their own actions.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXKESYID4HSZLY3QP7IGNIL6RA Denandry

        Tim, lick my bung.

    • sjmom

      They are both demonic and moronic.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXKESYID4HSZLY3QP7IGNIL6RA Denandry

        lick Tim’s bung.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          grow up.

    • Jazzee

      seriously?????

      • Orangeone

        Yes seriously.  I saw a few tweets blaming the Tea Party and one that said Crowder threatened to kill the guy with a gun (it was the union guy saying it)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXKESYID4HSZLY3QP7IGNIL6RA Denandry

      Well, the tea party supported this, and really, “the democrats on twitter”? Like you have a list of all the democrats on twitter? Why don’t you post, “I heard on a radio show that ‘the democrats are supporting this on twitter’ and then, to impress you all, since I have no life, I thought I would post that here as an original thought before even stopping to think how dumb it sounds.’ That would be more truthful.

      • Orangeone

        I think you are the one with no life, out looking to harass those that tell the truth. Go back to your lib sites where they kiss your boots. Death to unions in MI, praise GOD

  • poljunkie

    I guy was trying to make a living.

    Truly amazing…haters gonna hate.

    • badbadlibs

      He has some nerve actually trying to provide for his family without taking any hand outs from the government and he probably doesn’t contribute to any unions…therefore, he’s the enemy.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      Yeah, but he didn’t build that business!
      (Caw! Caw!)

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    Yes, and we all know that unions are for “the little guy” and for the “people.” Tell that to Clint. If anybody ever stands in the way of thugs, they get crushed, regardless of who they are. That’s why they’re called thugs, which is what these union animals are.

    • Jazzee

      little guy my &*^%
      they hate guys like Clint and they hate the rest of us
      trust me worked around a cop union for years and they hate all of us–we’re stupid and need to shut up and give them what they want when they want it

  • Orangeone

    Did I hear a Senator is paying to replace all of his equipment? This is an amazing story of a man who has realized his American dream! And what an example he sets for many others, not only to work, but to take that risk, wait your turn and earn that favored spot, set politics aside and do your job (without a union), believe in God, help others, and not get angry when someone destroys. And how moved he is that there are still good people. True Clint, and they aren’t unionbots!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Someone needs to talk me down from the roof… these ignorant savages keep crossing the line and doing the unthinkable. I have nothing but malice in my heart towards them. When bullies and thugs have a hissy fit temper tantrum and harm innocents and destroy their property… it makes my blood boil. And the damned media doesn’t cover the truth and ugly side of these unions thugs… there’s not an ounce of honesty in the LSM anymore. They either serve as cheerleaders for these spoiled brats or are as quiet as mimes… and I hate mimes.

    With the next 4 years decidely turning things worse… I don’t know how much longer I (we?) can hold our tongue and turn the other cheek. I realize that violence begets violence… and conservatives will lose bigtime in a confrontation scenario against crybaby criminals and extortionists… but some day they need to get what they deserve (a bat upside their head)…

    Alright… I’m settled down a bit. God is their judge and He will pass sentence. Their pain and horror will be great. I’ll just try to simmer down for now. We may win some of these freaks with peace and love over time… maybe.

    Pray for me. I want violence on these domestic terrorists. They are destroying our nation and our future with their ignorant selfishness and Godless destruction.

    And Obama and Pelosi and Reid love these brutes. Sick sick sick. Time for unions to go.

    • Orangeone

      If you are upset about this, take a look at this on Breitbart! Young mom killed by young teens over cigarette!

      http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/12/12/14-year-Olds%20Kill%20Philly-Mom-Who-Tells-Them-To-Get-A-Job-When-They-Ask-For-A-Cigarette

      • BlueGood

        Bloody DISGUSTING Orange….

        • Orangeone

          You are bloody well right my neighbor to the north!

    • Jazzee

      it is only going to get worse wait and see
      this whole country is coming apart and obama is taking a 21 day vacation
      God help us 4 more yrs of this mentally ill man

    • denbren52

      I was just as angry when I heard this story and my wife was happy she talked me out of going to Lansing that day. But my heart was lifted up as I listened to Clinton Tarver tell of what happened after the union thugs racially attacked him and destroyed his property. My State Senator, Joe Hune, promised to pay for all of the damage that was done to Clint’s property and product. And some women started a fund to help Clint replace the equipment he lost.

      When he is back on his corner, I’d like to make a special trip to Lansing just for a hot dog lunch. While I’m there, I might just visit Joe Hune and shake his hand for coming to the aid of Clint Harver and voting for Right to Work.

      • Sober_Thinking

        That’s totally awesome! I’d love to do the same.

    • Nukeman60

      Put the safety back on and come down from the roof, my friend. You are not alone and we will prevail, one way or another, with the aid of the Lord. It is always darkest before the dawn, and the dawn is coming.

      Patience, my son, patience…

      • Sober_Thinking

        Thanks m8.

        You are right.

  • Kelly60

    I’m guessing mostly conservatives stepping up to help this man…the union contract didn’t indicate this kind of help so they don’t get paid for it…

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    What happened to him breaks my heart. Not necessarily because of what happened during it all, but that people are such cold hearted and nasty. I mean really, what they called him, just the mean, petty, heartless crap- I can’t stand seeing this kind of behavior towards anyone. It makes me sad.

    • notebene

      Well said!

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        thank you.

    • Orangeone

      And what a brave man to call out the unions as the ones that did it!

    • Rshill7

      If Obama had a Dad, he wouldn’t look or act anything like this Gentleman.

      • colliemum

        And that’s the bare, simple truth!

  • 57thunderbird

    Unions are money laundering organizations.90% of the 800 billion stimulus went to unions,which then is given back to Democrat campaigns.The cycle never stops.

  • CPAguy

    This is the type of story the mainstream media needs to cover.

    Regardless of Clint’s political affiliation, violent, leftist, ignorant thugs destroyed his property merely due to his proximity to somebody they don’t like.

    This is the type of story that liberals need to hear/see so that they can understand the extent of their own delusions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

      You think they would care? They like to blame the victim when something they support is violent.

  • 57thunderbird

    I hope that somebody is being charged for malicious destruction of private property.

    • notebene

      Does anyone know if charges were brought on the men who attacked Crowder?

      • Orangeone

        Crowder has issued a challenge to fight him MMA or be arrested. There is a video on this site.

  • drphibes

    He should know that you need one union worker to hold the bun, another worker to apply the saurkraut, and then there’s the condiment guild. This is what makes for low cost and efficiency. The scab should know it.

  • stage9

    What a really nice guy.

  • drphibes

    The Left must not tolerate a self-sufficient black man, whether he is a hot dog vendor or a Supreme Court justice. He must be destroyed and decried with the N word. All racial epithets are fair game.

    • Rocco11

      They were upset he doesn’t have to pay $50 a month in union dues…

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Big Unions: destroying prosperity (for themselves and everyone around them) since the days of FDR

  • notebene

    Gee, perhaps someone should send this video to the Imposter in Chief, so that he can be proud of how he incited the union thugs to destroy this man’s business! Stone silence from the left on their behavior, but you can bet your life had a Tea Partier done this, it would be front and center in the lame stream. Mr. Imposter, innocent people were hurt and their private property destroyed by your hands and the hands of the union thugs, whom you directed to do this. Notice that I will never call you Mr. President because you have made it clear to me that you pick and choose whom you lead and I will NEVER be stupid nor desperate enough to follow you! I have never voted for you not because of your skin color, which you obviously find an issue because you bring it up at every turn, but because of the character you have shown and the friends you keep.

    • Conniption Fitz

      Bet Obama won’t call him and apologize like he did Sandra Fluke.

  • Landscaper

    The second video proves several things; mostly that he is Loved by his customers. And why not, he’s a great guy. One lady said as much. She didn’t know if his hotdogs were that good or it was just his great attitude…..He will be back and doing even better.

    Shame on those people for what they did to such a terrific guy.

  • leel004

    I was a bit disappointed in his response to her last question about what to say to those that did this. His response was make sure you know what each person is doing there…ie…it is ok to do whatever you like, just make sure it ain’t me.
    Whereas it would have been better to promote opposition to your position can be verbalized, but WRONG to harm another OR his possessions.
    We need to make sure it is NEVER OK to bully or be a thug, which was plentifully displayed with the unions thugs.

    • DebbyX

      I don’t think that was his intention. I took it as him saying he was just an innocent bystander. He’s too happy to have that in his heart.

  • aPLWBinAK

    These kind of stories are heartbreaking and enraging at the same time. Also just one more example of Liberal’s (the P.O.S.’s who wrecked the cart) not doing themselves any favors….do they really think this type of behavior is gonna get me their side? Seriously?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwWW2DQS_DU Booker T.

    Keep it up union goons. Your not making any friends with this garbage. It’s funny because most of these buffoons came from out of state. What a disgrace.

  • DebbyX

    Great American story, makes your heart happy.

  • HarrietHT2

    Terrific story, the video of Clint and his successful hot-dog stand; great human-interest appeal. Despite the injury done to his business, I have no doubt he will bounce back; and with all the donations pouring in, he’ll be just as happy as ever, knowing that it is the Lord who provides. Amen.

  • Shoog1

    This perfectly shows the standard operations of unions in a small example:

    An individual is simply working in a self sufficient manner to support himself and his family; yet he is perceived as a threat by the hundreds of union thugs in attendance and they respond with violence and destruction.
    In a nutshell, they proved the importance of the passage of the ‘right-to-work’ legislation to emasculate those that would intimidate and destroy the simple worker’s request to simply exist.

    Oh, the irony…….

  • Orangeone

    Here’s an article from FOX. “Americans for Prosperity said they plan to reimburse Tarver.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/12/lansing-locals-raise-funds-for-hot-dog-guy-after-protesters-destroy-his-supplies/#ixzz2Et8mB5OG

  • tinlizzieowner

    A self sufficient Black man making a living without the ‘help’ of the government or a union. We know that’s not going to wash.
    ;-) ;-)

  • BeyondPolls

    Unions are racist.

  • Diogenes_wy

    Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson decrying the racist union thugs who did this terrible thing to a black man and who used the n word? Where is the ACLU threatening to sue for hate crimes? Where is the liberal outrage?

    Crickets.
    Hypocrites.

  • sjmom

    What a shame for this vendor and is another representation of the evil present at the demonstration yesterday. So happy he is being helped to restore his equipment. God bless him.

  • Smiley2013

    Where were police when this was happening. What they did is illegal!

  • Conniption Fitz

    Unions showing their true colors.

  • http://youporn.com/ Si Robertson

    kill all coons!!

    WHITE POWER!!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Nice. Read the rules of conduct. Grow up and come back when you’ve got something intelligent to say instead.

      • http://youporn.com/ Si Robertson

        WHITE POWER!!

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Nice try.

  • Yazz55

    Greedy fascist commie pigs just showing how they appreciate and support the little guy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXKESYID4HSZLY3QP7IGNIL6RA Denandry

    Unions decide what a worker should be paid, but any worker who will work for less gets threatened or called names. So who is deciding what workers get paid? A few greedy heads of unions who get the union dues. Mobsters.

    • Nukeman60

      Not to mention, Union leaders force the rank and file to strike for higher wages. Ask any rank and file Union employee that has gone on strike. The raises they get never compensate for the losses during the strikes. But the Union bosses never lose out during the strikes. They are always getting their high salaries, whether the rank and file are on strike or get laid off.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TXKESYID4HSZLY3QP7IGNIL6RA Denandry

    Union worker is generally a poorly-educated person making far too much money for far too little work. When that money is threatened, they become violent, due to their frequent drug and alcohol abuse.

  • colliemum

    I find it sickening that the same thugs, who’ve just destroyed the livelihood of a man, then taunt him with racist slang while he’s trying to clear up after them.
    That photo on top, where they have turned their backs on him, says it all.
    And don’t let me get started on their destroying food, when these same commies keep shouting about the poor and food stamps!

    I loved the video, and his smile and general bonhomie came right through the screen.
    If I lived in Lansing I’d get all my hot dogs from him, just for his smile and general goodness – that goodness just shines through, it cannot be faked.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDJGRV2MMCB6P2ZYTUZW6BHFVA Richard

    How do we send this man some money?

  • ryanomaniac

    Wow, what an inspiration. Hearing that really made me think more about the way I interact will people. Shows how Christianity is supposed to work and how it spreads like wildfire and.

  • Lee

    I hope this gentle soul sues these bastards and gets a million bucks.

  • Haywoodjbl

    I thought the Tea Party was violent? Oh wait, as always it is the exact opposite of what the MSM reports…..

  • http://youporn.com/ Si Robertson

    kill all coons!!

    WHITE POWER!!

  • hosepipe

    When do the death squads start.. really like to know so I can be elsewhere..

  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    What a Hell Hole we have become in just 37 days…. Just amazing and only four more years to go “Right”…..

  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    What a Hell Hole We have become in a short period of 37 days.. Only 48 more months like this to go… “RIGHT”