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Media Ignores Town Hall Thug Attacks

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1. On the board: Yanks earn first win against Red Sox (AP)

AP – Jorge Posada and the New York Yankees put on a powerful show to finally beat the Boston Red Sox.

Friday, August 7, 2009 8:07 AM

2. Actors remember filmmaker Hughes as influential (AP)

AP – The actors made famous by writer-director John Hughes are extolling his talents after his death, calling him influential and "one of the giants" for capturing the youth market in the 1980s and ’90s with such favorites as "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" and "Home Alone."

Friday, August 7, 2009 8:06 AM

3. Clinton wants SAfrica to press Zimbabwe reform (AP)

AP – While praising South Africa as a leading nation the United States hopes to work with in Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged government officials in Pretoria to press for reform in neighboring Zimbabwe.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:59 AM

4. Drug killings soar ahead of North America summit (Reuters)

Reuters – Mexican drug gangs are killing rivals in record numbers in a major setback for the government, which will seek more support from U.S. President Barack Obama when he visits the country this weekend.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:59 AM

5. Expert: Pa. shooter wanted acts to be understood (AP)

AP – The man who went on a deadly shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh-area health club shares a chilling trait with other mass killers, an expert says: the desire to make their woes understood through multiple deaths.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:54 AM

6. Police: 20 killed in bombing in northern Iraq (AP)

AP – An Iraqi police official says the number of people killed in a suicide car bombing near a Shiite mosque in northern Iraq has climbed to at least 20.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:53 AM

7. Feds to issue new swine flu advice to schools (AP)

AP – Swine flu is expected to return when kids go back to school, and the government is hoping its new advice on when to shut down schools during an outbreak will prevent the panic and confusion that led to hundreds of school closures last spring.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:53 AM

8. Sotomayor’s swearing in to court set for Saturday (AP)

AP – When Sonia Sotomayor is sworn in Saturday to the Supreme Court, she’ll be able to claim two firsts: first Hispanic justice and first high court member to have her oath-taking made available to TV cameras.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:52 AM

9. ‘Cash-for-clunkers’ program gets $2B refill (AP)

AP – Car shoppers caught up in the frenzy of the "cash-for-clunkers" program will have more time now and a $2 billion reason to trade in their old gas guzzlers.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:46 AM

10. Aide says Pakistani Taliban leader Mehsud is dead (AP)

AP – Pakistan’s Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who led a violent campaign of suicide attacks and assassinations against the Pakistani government, has been killed in a U.S. missile strike, a militant commander and aide to Mehsud said Friday.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:46 AM

11. Pakistan Taliban chief Mehsud ‘dead’ (AFP)

AFP – Pakistan said Friday it believed that wanted Taliban warlord Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a US drone attack, which if confirmed would score a coup in the US-led fight against Islamist militants.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:32 AM

12. Clinton presses S. Africa on Mugabe (Reuters)

Reuters – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged South Africa on Friday to use its influence to bolster reforms in Zimbabwe and said closer ties would be built with Pretoria after strains under the Bush administration.

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:31 AM

13. NATO chief wants more troops in Afghanistan (Reuters)

Reuters – NATO’s new secretary-general made a direct call for more troops in Afghanistan on Friday and said training of Afghan forces also needed to be escalated.

Friday, August 7, 2009 6:54 AM

14. Tensions high one year after Georgia war (Reuters)

Reuters – Bonfires blazed in Georgia to mark the first anniversary on Friday of the former Soviet republic’s five-day war with Russia over breakaway South Ossetia, where the risk of renewed hostilities remains.

Friday, August 7, 2009 6:50 AM

15. Pakistan says Taliban chief is probably dead (Reuters)

Reuters – Pakistan believes Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, was probably killed with his wife and bodyguards in a missile attack two days ago, the interior minister said on Friday.

Friday, August 7, 2009 6:08 AM

16. Fewer layoffs expected as recession winds down (AP)

AP – First, the good news. Workers probably got slapped with fewer pink slips in July as the worst recession since World War II winds down.

Friday, August 7, 2009 6:03 AM

17. Georgia, Russia trade barbs a year after war (AFP)

AFP – Georgia and Russia traded fierce accusations Friday on the first anniversary of their war that shook the Caucasus region and re-ignited Cold War-era tensions that persist to this day.

Friday, August 7, 2009 5:37 AM

18. "Cash for clunkers" gets a $2 billion boost (Reuters)

Reuters – The U.S. Senate approved and sent to the White House on Thursday a $2 billion extension of the "cash for clunkers" autos sales incentive program.

Friday, August 7, 2009 4:20 AM

19. House Democrat received Countrywide loans: report (Reuters)

Reuters – A leading Democrat in the House of Representatives who has rebuffed Republican efforts to subpoena records of a mortgage program for favored borrowers at Countrywide Financial Corp got home loans from that lender, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Friday, August 7, 2009 3:45 AM

20. Pro-Mousavi Iranians chant "death to the dictator" (Reuters)

Reuters – Hundreds of supporters of Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi chanted "death to the dictator" in Tehran on Thursday, a witness said, a day after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in as president.

Democrats and their union hirelings are beating up people to prevent them from asking questions in town hall meetings about one of the most important pieces of legislation in our lifetimes – and none of our watchdog media wire services can even be bothered to report it.

But the Yankees beat the Red Sox.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

22 Responses to “Media Ignores Town Hall Thug Attacks”

  1. Liberals Demise

    This may get ugly and wet!
    Btw…..Fox News did show some video from the Tampa roust-about!

  2. sheehanjihad

    I hate to say it, but the time has come to protect our right to freedom of assembly and freedom of speech. I wont do anything to posture what everyone knows has to be done…but we fought for these freedoms for over two hundred years. Now, we can fight to preserve them. OR, sit back and tsk tsk about it, and be led like sheep into that colorless emotionless existence that is in store for those of you who do nothing. It’s time. Sorry if that offends more peaceful people.

  3. rocketman

    I agree SJ. I’m locked and loaded!

  4. Melly

    Even if you are the most passive, laid back, introverted, adverse to getting involved person in the world – you can at least click on the Tampa Town Hall story on Yahoo and “Buzz” it up. You need to have a Yahoo account, which I’m sure most people do.

    I’m going now to Yahoo and clicking on “Buzz Up” in order for the story to be pulled up in the headlines.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/.....news_pl856

    http://www.politico.com/news/s.....25903.html

    You have to search for the Yahoo News articles related to the Town Halls.

    On the brighter side – The Castor Town Hall meeting is the second most emailed story on CNN’s website though: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITI.....cnn_latest

  5. Trogdor

    Sure, Americans like baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. DC Elites like power to enslave the sheeple. Jihadists like death.

  6. BannedbytheTaliban

    And where it is being reported there is little mention of the Unions or the cause of the disturbances. It is being blamed on those evil right-wing extremists and their corporate sponors.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITI.....index.html

    • Liberals Demise

      I get the feeling that our freedoms have been given the slip by the Fourth Estate watchdogs and aren’t even mentionable in a side bite Bye-Bye!

      We will save ourselves for our future generations w/o the help of Tass and Pravda USA!

    • BannedbytheTaliban

      roger that LD

  7. curvyred

    Not surprising at all

  8. Celina

    http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-.....f-talking/

    There. No don’t you feel all warm and gooey and “unite”-ey inside?

  9. Gila Monster

    Fox News has a report up on TCO’s thugocracy in action;

    http://tinyurl.com/mr66sk

    Town hall meetings called to discuss proposed health care legislation turned violent Thursday, with a meeting in Tampa, Fla., descending into shouting and one in St. Louis ending in arrests.

    Close to 1,500 people came to the Tampa suburb of Ybor City to speak with Democratic State Rep. Betty Reed and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, an event that exploded into a near riot.

    According to local media reports, the larger-than-expected crowd gathered outside the Hillsborough County Children’s Board building, where several hundred people, most of whom opposed a government health care plan, began to loudly chant and scuffle with organizers posted at doorways after the auditorium filled to capacity.

    However, the union thugs are not identified as such. Instead, we get some flowery reference about “organizers”.

    Health care opponents said liberal organizers had tried to allow early admission to those who were seen as favorable to legislation making its way through Congress. Reed denied the accusations, saying those brought in were organizers helping to set up the town hall.

    Yes indeed, we’ll just ignore the fact that all those “organizers” are wearing SEIU shirts.
    Move along now, nothing to see here…..

  10. proreason

    Union thugs beating up granpa’s in combination with the White House implementing a website to monitor free speech is the most important news since 9/11.

    It’s bigger than Iraq, bigger than the election of the Moron, and bigger than the financial crisis the Democrats created.

    • Melly

      So freaking true. And the libs were irate over Bush’s Patriot Act and the cases of privacy infringement that NEVER occurred.

  11. MinnesotaRush

    The real news here in America about our violations of free speech is sitting right next to the news from Honduras! The Iranian citizens are empathizing with us now.

  12. texaspsue

    I was afraid that it would come to this. Now, the Union thugs are resorting to violence to discredit the Tea Party protesters agenda. It’s all for the media. How “Wag the Dog” of them.

    This IS going to backfire on the Democrats.

  13. Reasonsjester

    Health care issue? What health care issue?

  14. jobeth

    Now that the thugs have come out and it hasn’t intimidated anyone…we just keep coming these cowards here in Florida are not holding town halls. Too many older people here? Ummm?

    [August 07, 2009]

    Orlando area members of Congress shun town halls on health care: Only 2 of 10 Central Florida members of Congress scheduled town hall meetings

    Aug 07, 2009 (The Orlando Sentinel – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — Across the country, protesters angry about health-care reform are disrupting town-hall meetings conducted by members of Congress — but in Central Florida, most won’t get the chance.

    more….

    http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/.....313044.htm

  15. Melly

    Well Yahoo News has it on its main page finally.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200.....are_threat

    • proreason

      Yeh, but look at the lead of the article. 100% propaganda…

      “As they head home to their congressional districts for the August recess, lawmakers who support health care reform are bracing for protests and demonstrations that threaten to turn violent

      In North Carolina, a congressman who backs overhauling health care had his life threatened by a caller upset that he was not holding a public forum on the proposal.”

      Millions of psychopath grannies are arming themselves right now.

    • Gila Monster

      Notice that in the photo accompanying the AP article, the health care “supporter” is wearing a shirt that states “Proud to be Union” and he’s holding a very professionally made sign. And they accuse us of “astroturfing”, ….. what a laugher.

  16. Papa Ray

    After reading these articles and stories, and some of the comments there, it is apparent that many others are concerned as well. There have been things said about how all this could happen and why. About what he/she should have done or what we can do in the future when confronted with similar circumstances. But I’m afraid that most people when confronted will be caught unawares and unprepared.

    When Obama was elected many of us knew what the future would bring. We had done our home work on Obama and his friends and what history we could determine about him and the environment he was raised in. We knew that he was first, a crooked politician, second, a closet communist and third, a hater of whites.

    A true Chicago Thug.

    I’ve lived my life under many rules, the main one was to treat others as I would like to be treated. Another is that prior planning prevents piss poor performance. Now everyone should understand that the democrats don’t believe in treating others well, except for a select few, but they do believe in planning. They have been planning this, including selecting Obama for many years. All well hidden, financed and carried out.

    And the execution of their plan has just begun.

    This Republic was not only hoodwinked, but is now being raped and the American people are the only ones that can stop it. The first step in doing this is unfolding now. Getting the average American’s attention. This step will most likely take several more months. It will depend on how arrogant and how unthinking the democrats and Obama’s handlers become. They have made some serious errors but will need to make many more before millions of Americans will come to the same conclusions that many of us already have.

    The next step hopefully will be that our votes can correct the situation. But be warned, we have already seen how the democrats and their groups like Acorn and others can manipulate elections. It will be even worse in the coming elections because they have strengthened their positions and power.

    If we fail to expunge them because of tainted elections and thuggery the next step will be horrible. But it is what the 2nd amendment was put in place for. It is the fail-safe amendment. When all else fails our founders knew that an armed populace would be our last resort to restore freedom and preserve our Republic.

    Everyone needs to consider this and to make up their own minds about how they feel about this Republic and for which it stands.

    Papa Ray
    West Texas


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