#1 Infiltrators planning to expose tea party04-14-2009, 05:03 PM
From the AJC........http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insid...ty-in-atlanta/
So Sean Hannity, hero of Fox News, comes to Atlanta tomorrow to tug on CNN’s beard.
The streets around the state Capitol will be closed for one of the largest of 1,600 “tea party” protests across the country — juiced by news that Hannity will host his 9 p.m. show from the site.
Politicians, mostly Republican — perhaps even Joe the Plumber — will flock to the Atlanta event, which begins at 7 p.m. and runs concurrent with the Braves-Marlin game. A session with former U.S. House majority leader Dick Armey is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. or so at the Capitol.
Weather is expected to be clear and in the mid-60s. Organizers are expecting several thousand to show. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see 8,000 to 10,000,” said Randy Lewis, one of the many organizers. See the official web site here.
Fox has embraced the protests, and has scheduled its evening programming — coast-to-coast — to fit the anti-tax demonstrations.
On Monday, the move prompted CNN media commentator Howard Kurtz, who also writes for the Washington Post, to note that Fox has practically become “a co-sponsor.”
Kurtz acknowledged that CNN has been restrained in its coverage. Heavy Fox promotion has caused Atlanta organizers to worry that local TV affiliates might also be wary.
“We’re talking to all the affiliates. We’re trying to make sure they know Fox isn’t a sponsor,” said Randy Lewis, a publicist and organizer. “They’ve chosen to wrap their programming around the event. They’re not officially sponsors or anything. I suppose CNN could do the same thing. They’ve been behind the curve.”
Jared Thomas, head of the Georgia chapter of Americans for Prosperity — which is one of the sponsoring organization — holds out hope for some CNN love. “Certainly, we’d welcome a large cable network that’s based in our fair city,” Thomas said.
Some media have already made the commitment. Huffington Post, the left-leaning news aggregator, is soliciting “citizen journalists” to attend the event. “We’ll contact you shortly with further instructions,” the web site announced — oh, so ominously if you are of certain political leanings.
Said Fox’s Neil Cavuto, who will be attending a tea party in California:
“Only eight days before a nationwide tea party, some over-caffeinated crashers aiming to lay waste to it. Reports of very well-organized infiltrators trying to mix in and rain on this parade.”
Friends of the event could also be a problem. Thomas Wheatley at Creative Loafing reports that renegade Libertarians — the state party is a sponsor of the event — intend to pass out signage that takes issue with a certain celebrity’s position as hero of the American right.
The kindest message is an image of a screw (flat-edge, not Phillips) with the continued phrase, “Hannity and his Republican stooges. They’re the ones who started this train wreck.”
I want Anderson in my pooper
April 14th, 2009
I can tell you for certain that left leaning groups, urged on by Huffington and the rest, will be attending. I am one of them. I intend on making this crowd look like the racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobes they are. There will be “operatives” at all of these staged events. We will make these wing-nuts look bad and the resonible media will help us get our message out.
I seriously hope this don't turn into the shit I believe it will.I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
04-14-2009, 05:06 PM
Here are the signs the Libertarians are passing out for the Atlanta Tea Party..........
Like it or not, they are funny.I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
04-14-2009, 05:20 PM
So if you don't agree with the homosexual agenda then you are a racist, sexist, homophobe? Spectacular! That would make them sodomites and heterophobes.Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
04-14-2009, 05:21 PM
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I guess I'll need to keep my eyes open at the Orlando Tea Party tomorrow. Though, something tells me these pathetic would- be infiltrators will stick out like sore thumbs. Conservatives tend to be much better at blending into and infiltrating liberal demonstrations than liberals are at doing the same to conservative demonstrations (i.e. Zombietime's photo reports).
I just hope things stay peaceful, and any possible infiltrators will limit themselves to just acting like jackasses, rather than trying to start a fight.
04-14-2009, 05:22 PMI feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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Last edited by FlaGator; 04-14-2009 at 05:53 PM.Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
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