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The Coffee Party Heats Up (Newsweak:*200,000* 'showed up' LIE!!)
NewsWEAK ^ | Apr 22, 2010 | Steve Tuttle

Posted on 04/23/2010 10:47:31 AM PDT by pillut48

When Annabel Park imagined what it would be like to head a new national political movement, here is what she had in mind: a coming together of engaged, intelligent citizens who had tired of the angry rhetoric and accusations of the Tea Partiers; Americans of all political persuasions joining in a spirit of equanimity to discuss the nation's problems, and maybe even share a laugh. It was this beautiful vision that danced in Park's head on a recent Saturday as she made her way to Busboys and Poets, a cafe in Washington, D.C., for one of nearly 500 Coffee Party meetings taking place nationwide that day. She knew the house would be full—word had spread quickly on the group's swelling Facebook page. Park, a documentary filmmaker, was especially pleased that C-Span had arranged to broadcast the meeting.

...But then, Park didn't set out to create a political movement in the first place. She was just exhausted by all-Tea-Party-all-the-time on the news. One night in January, she signed on to her Facebook page and ranted about "the false narrative that the tea party is the real America." Her friends picked up on the post and it led to the creation of the Coffee Party. Within days, thousands of people signed up on Facebook.

...All of a sudden Park was a political leader—of what, she didn't quite know—and the target of right-wing fury. Conservative bloggers unearthed—scandal!—that she had once briefly worked for The New York Times and supported Sen. Jim Webb, a moderate Democrat from Virginia. One online commenter accused her of being a "Chinese agent." The notoriety didn't really hurt: the group now has more than 200,000 members, and every status update Park posts gets about a million views.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: astroturfing; baldfacelying; bogus; catboxfiller; coffeeparty; medialies; partisanmedia; teaparty
LIES right out of the gate by Tuttle--CSPAN has NO record of *any* astroturfing "Coffee Party" rallies.

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And note how CONVENIENTLY Tuttle 'forgets' to mention that Park works for barackobama.com with the "Asians for Obama" group, as the leader last time I saw (she was honored in an article there, but the site has apparently been scrubbed and I didn't think to get a screenshot at the time, and looky looky, no search engine features, hmmmmm), and helps make videos for them on YouTube:

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So in other words, Tuttle and NewsWEAK are trying to revive this waste of time astroturf group created by OBAMA and his worshipers, and Annabel Park, the oh, so saint-like 'founder/creator' is a
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and the so-called "grassroots Coffee Party" remains
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For a very funny, spot on take on this subject, check out this website (some bad language): 200,000 show up for Coffee Party! LOL.
1 posted on 04/23/2010 10:47:31 AM PDT by pillut48
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To: pillut48

It’s funny-the libscum hate us for the Tea Parties-and one solution they have is to imitate them

WTF?


2 posted on 04/23/2010 10:48:42 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: pillut48

You mean the Coffee party is really decaf?


3 posted on 04/23/2010 10:50:32 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Mac from Cleveland

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”—LOL. Just like the “TEA Party Crashers” EPIC FAIL, this one is doomed too!


4 posted on 04/23/2010 10:52:53 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: Argus
Democrats
Engaging in
Crazy
A$$
Foolishness

Sounds about right! LOLOL! :-)
5 posted on 04/23/2010 10:55:59 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: pillut48
...angry rhetoric and accusations of the Tea Partiers; Americans of all political persuasions joining in a spirit of equanimity to discuss the nation's problems, and maybe even share a laugh. It was this beautiful vision that danced in Park's head... ... she signed on to her Facebook page and ranted about "the false narrative that the tea party is the real America."

Irony anyone? How can someone write this with a straight face? To the writer, the Tea Partiers have "angry rhetoric", but their heroine is allowed to "rant".

"Free speech for me, but not for you!", says the liberal socialist-fascist.

6 posted on 04/23/2010 11:00:26 AM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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To: pillut48

And the kicker is, these people, who have no civility, have the nerve to lecture us-they hate it when we exercise the same free speech rights that they have used and abused for many years-when we want to properly exercise OUR rights that’s VERBOTEN!

We need to stop trying to figure it all out and just put the smack down on these fools. No more Mr. Nice Guy.....


7 posted on 04/23/2010 11:03:16 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: pillut48
You can direct Google to restrict its search results to a particular web site or domain by using "site:example.com"

"Annabel Park" site:barackobama.com

8 posted on 04/23/2010 11:04:08 AM PDT by whd23
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To: pillut48
NewsWEAK doing their master's bidding?
I am shocked I tell ya.
Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Is 'Sort of God'.
9 posted on 04/23/2010 11:05:25 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: pillut48

Newsweek lies like a rug.

I wonder if they also inflate the number of subscribers they sell to their advertisers.


10 posted on 04/23/2010 11:08:26 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: whd23
Oh, you are the perfect examply of why I LOVE FR!!! I learn something new every day!

Went and looked, seems like the original article honoring Saint Annabel as the leader of "Asians for Obama" during the campaign HAS been scrubbed, or is really really well-hidden. Wonder if there's a cached copy of the website from several months ago that could be accessed?
11 posted on 04/23/2010 11:10:16 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: pillut48

examply=example

My fingers move way too fast sometimes. Sorry!


12 posted on 04/23/2010 11:11:13 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: Argus

Nah, they’re more like the Caramel Macchiato with Soy Milk and Sugar-Free Syrup Party.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 11:12:07 AM PDT by dbwz (DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC)
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To: pillut48

Classic, and embarrassing. Stand by for a few of those “Momentum Is Building” stories that are usually sort of like Taps for a political movement.


14 posted on 04/23/2010 11:14:41 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Interesting Times
Newsweek lies like a rug.

More like Astroturf.

15 posted on 04/23/2010 11:17:49 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: Interesting Times
How much longer can this rag last? They've had severe problems for quite some time now, so you have to figure the end is near. Maybe all the praise lately for everything Obama is down payment on some type of media bailout?
16 posted on 04/23/2010 11:20:50 AM PDT by aegiscg47
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To: Interesting Times

If they use “Obama’s Rules for Fuzzy Math & Economics”, I’m sure their subscriber base is in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, LOL.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 11:27:46 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

It’ll be double the fun, double the pleasure when these weinnies start running and screaming like babies, when we come after them with the pot of tar and bag of feathers.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 11:29:15 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: Mac from Cleveland
We need to stop trying to figure it all out and just put the smack down on these fools. No more Mr. Nice Guy.....

Yep. I've become convinced we need to stop worrying about being considerate and noble and start treating theses 2 year olds clothed in adult bodies the way they need to be....swatted on their butts and stood in a corner.

:-)

19 posted on 04/23/2010 11:35:20 AM PDT by MamaTexan (NO ONE owes allegiance to an unconstitutional government)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

I say let them get together and discuss the issues. Obviously this movement is being ramrodded by big-name libs, but the fact that some of these people actually want to discuss issues rather than forever suck on the bong might be encouraging. One of the biggest reasons liberals are liberals is because they’re basically ignorant about the constitution and reality in general. As Cincy talk-show host Mike McConnell has surmised, most liberals are liberals because they don’t pay attention. They’re mostly brain-dead and act reflexively. If someone can make them pay attention, many of them might actually think about the issues and switch allegiances.


20 posted on 04/23/2010 11:57:00 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: Argus
You mean the Coffee party is really decaf?

Does that mean we can call them D-baggers?

21 posted on 04/23/2010 12:10:15 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: SlowBoat407

Since coffee comes in cups.....


22 posted on 04/23/2010 12:35:55 PM PDT by Argus
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To: pillut48

Rebels without a clue.


23 posted on 04/23/2010 12:51:55 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: driftless2; All

Maybe some of us should “infiltrate”, and bring up some “interesting” topics for discussion.

I would, but live out in the boonies, in “fly-over-land, where people work hard to make a living, and do not have time for “coffee parties”.


24 posted on 04/23/2010 1:04:12 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: pillut48

The story seems to be a hoax.

I have no doubt that liberal groups could bus in 200,000 union members, gay rights and other left-leaning pressure groups into Washington DC if they wanted to. But the question is whether or not it actually happened, not whether it could have.

But any large demonstration like that would require a caravan of busses, and loads of organization, a huge effort.

Hearing about it after the fact , when before the fact there wasn’t a public hint that the event was going to happen before time, just doesn’t meet the smell test, especially since I’m just 5 hours away in a town with lots of unionists who would have had to have been mobilized to achieve the crowd claimed.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 10:31:16 AM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: pillut48
I had to go back to the WeakNews site to re-read the article. I still can't figure out how they came up with 200,000.

But I did read some of the comments. Man, if you want to see (read) what hate really is, read some of the comments by the leftwing nuts. Now that's some real hate there. They just plain make stuff up, too. These people really do live in a fantasy la-la land.

I also believe that there is a small but significant core of leftwing nuts that are completely unreachable by reasoned debate. They can't (not won't, can't!) think outside of their own shell. These people will defend Zero and his fascists right to the nation's death, and still blame conservatives for it. They will never accept the responsibility or blame themselves.

The question is, how do we marginalize these people? How do we make the thinking people see the nuts for what they are? Remember that a good number of these nuts are in the media, and can rapidly spread their message to the waiting lemmings every night.

26 posted on 04/24/2010 4:53:09 PM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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To: I_Like_Spam

There never was a rally with 200,000 ‘coffee partiers’. Newsweek twisted the truth about HOW MANY PEOPLE SIGNED UP FOR THE COFFEE PARTY’S *FACEBOOK* Page! Liars!


27 posted on 04/24/2010 6:26:33 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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