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Protest at CNN HQ, Atlanta, Sat. 12-3:00 pm

I just received the following press release, dated June 2nd, this evening in an email.

If you’re going to be in Atlanta tomorrow, Tea Party Patriots would love to have your help to send a clear message to CNN.


June 2, 2009
Multiple City Protest of Media Bias by CNN the Cable News Network

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots has teamed up with concerned citizens in Atlanta and Chicago to hold a protest of CNN on Friday June 5, 2009 at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta and the CNN Chicago Bureau. The protest will begin at 10:00am EDT in Atlanta and 12:00 noon CDT in Chicago. Atlanta will also be holding a second day of protest at CNN on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 12:00 noon.

CNN poked fun at and demeaned the Tea Party Patriots Protesters around the country on April 15th. The interviewing techniques of reporters covering the Chicago Tea Party were unprofessional at best. The repeated use of sexual innuendo and other offensive language primarily centered around an alternate meaning of the word “teabagging” were insulting, rude, and lacked the decorum expected of a professional news organization.

Content like this is not family friendly. As parents, we are outraged that your network incorporated these sexual innuendos and other offensive language into your news content as if they didn’t matter. We do not want our children, or family members, to hear these types of discussions, debates or news coverage in our homes. While CNN has the right to report the news in whatever biased way they choose, Americans have the right to choose not to spend money with companies that sponsor this sort of offensive broadcasting.

“CNN has, for many years, been slanted towards far left partisanship in its presentation of what it considers news. This is no surprise to most of us. But, what IS surprising is the level of hate displayed in CNN’s blatantly biased ‘reporting’ of the Tea Party Movement. We’re here to identify some possible reasons for CNN’s hate speech towards the Tea Party Movement, and we intend to contact CNN sponsors to share our disgust with such an attack,” said Eric Odom, founder of American Liberty Alliance, grassroots activist, and Chicago resident.

The purpose of the protest is to inform citizens of the blatantly biased and offensive reporting of CNN, and to ask citizens to boycott CNN sponsors, specifically targeting those sponsors accepting TARP/Bailout funds. Citizen activists will also send petitions to local mayors and officials who allow CNN “news” to be displayed in municipal airports and other taxpayer funded property.

“Grassroots activists do not intend to sit idly by and watch CNN treat the tea party movement and the activists that are involved in this movement with no respect,” said Denise Cattoni, Illinois State Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, grassroots activist, and a Lisle, Illinois resident.

Details of the Atlanta CNN Protest Event:
WHO: Grassroots Activists From Around the Country
WHERE: CNN Headquarters, One CNN Center, Atlanta
WHEN: Friday, June 5, 2009 at 10:00am – 2:00pm EDT and Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 12:00pm – 3:00 pm EDT.

James Lyle
P: 678.495.8270

Details of the Chicago CNN Protest Event:
WHO: Grassroots Activists From Around the Country
WHERE: CNN Chicago Bureau, Tribune Building, 435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
WHEN: Friday, June 5, 2009 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm CDT.

Denise Cattoni
P: 630.290.2130

June 5, 2009 Posted by | Conservatism | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama’s Approval Ratings Falling

The latest Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll shows Americans are waking up to the fact that President Obama is leading us down the road to ruin.  Though the MSM still showers him with praises and makes every effort to cast him in a good light, his numbers are slipping.  Today’s numbers have 34% strongly approving of the President’s performance and 34% strongly disapproving.  These numbers are a far cry from the 44% to 16% margin he enjoyed the day he took office.

Mike’s America has a great post on this where he digs a little deeper and has some issue-specific numbers as well.  I went ahead and plotted the data in Excel and did the math to find the trend lines to compare.  These first two graphs are just plots of raw data from Rasmussen.  The first compares those who strongly approve vs. those who strongly disapprove for the first 136* days of Obama’s presidency.  The second compares all who approve, not necessarily stronger, vs. all who disapprove over the same period.

I did a regression to find the line that best estimates the data in the two graphs above and plotted these trend lines in the next two graphs.

It’s obvious from the graphs that, if the trends continue, Obama won’t long be enjoying the approval of a majority of Americans.  In fact, around his 228th day, those who approve and those who disapprove of the President’s performance will each make up 50% of the US population unless he can turn things around.  That should be somewhere in the neighborhood of Labor Day.  We’ll keep an eye on Rasmussen’s poll to see what happens.

If he doesn’t put the brakes on this downward plunge in his approval ratings, we can infer the President misjudged the American people’s willingness to accept his Socialist change.

John Allison III
Cabot, AR
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*Though this data covers the first 136 days of the Obama presidency, only 135 data points are present because polling was not conducted on Mother’s Day.

June 5, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , , , | 6 Comments

Pvt Long Memorial/Rally to Support Troops

At 4:00 pm Thursday, a crowd gathered at the scene of the first terror attack on US soil since 9/11 to pay tribute to Pvt. William Long and Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula.  Long was slain on June 1st by an American citizen who called himself Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, but was born Carlos Bledsoe, a name he used before he became a radical Islamic terrorist.

Though the mainstream media and government officials largely downplayed or ignored this heinous attack, Secure Arkansas sought to bring it to the public’s attention by organizing a rally to support the troops and honor the men who so unexpectedly became the latest casualties of the War on Terror.

The rally began with Ms. Jeannie Burlsworth, founder of Secure Arkansas, leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Ms. Cindra Bell then sang the Star Spangled Banner and Kime Eubanks offered a prayer for the murdered soldiers and their families, all American servicemen serving across the globe, and for our country’s safety in this time when our own soil is no longer a safe harbor from the hate-filled and violent radical Islamists who seek to destroy us.  Speakers included the local Army Recruiting Commander, Capt Mathew Feehan, Rex Roark of the Governor’s Commission for Veterans’ Affairs, Jim Porter, past Post Commander of VFW Post 10483, and State Representative Ed Garner.

Several men and women stood at the street holding signs (see photos below) to encourage others to stop and participate in the vigil.  Though I was standing in the parking lot and not close to the street, I couldn’t help but hear the screams of an angry woman taking issue with those of us present at the rally.  When I turned and looked toward the disturbance, I noticed a woman stopping her car on busy Rodney Parham Rd. in heavy traffic next to every person holding a sign.  She was leaning across the seat to shake her fist and scream something unintelligible from my distant vantage point.   However, the woman parked her car and stationed herself among those sign-carriers promoting the rally, but holding a small sign which proclaimed “Islam is Peace.”  She then began ranting about government involvement in 9/11, our “terrorist” actions in the war in Iraq, and that we were all brainwashed by the press which was complicit in some conspiracy with our government to wage war on Islam.  When I asked the woman if Bledsoe committed this atrocity in the name of Islam, she refused to answer.


Those attending were then invited to proceed to American Legion Post #1, where David Hall had stationed himself with his Traveling Liberty Bell.  All in attendance were asked to ring the bell in honor of Pvt. Long and donations were taken for the Wounded Warrior Project in Long’s name.

Special thanks to my daughter, Amanda, who attended the rally with me and served as my photographer and videographer.  She took the video above and some of her photos follow.

Memorial for Pvt William Long

Soldiers attending the rally

Members of the American Legion and VFW attended

Attendees’ signs

Islamic woman protests at rally.  (see video above)

You can view all the photos my daughter took at the rally here. I just realized the date was set wrong on her camera, so the date stamps on the photos are wrong.

June 5, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Was FBI told to back off soldier’s killer?

Dr. Bill Smith at ARRA News Service has posted an article suggesting just that.  If you’re thinking “No, that’s not possible,” here are some questions that I want you to answer.  If Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, aka Carlos Bledsoe, was under investigation by the FBI, how did he come by the weapons used in this heinous act?  How is it that they missed his operational planning evidenced by many other potential targets he researched on his computer? 

It appears an order was handed down to the FBI to “back off” its investigations into the activities of Black Muslim converts.  One can’t help but wonder if those resources previously assigned this task were reassigned to surveil and investigate the Right-Wing Extremists deemed a few months ago to be this country’s greatest threat by the Department of Homeland Security.

You should read the entire article, but here are a few excerpts…

Several weeks ago, STRATFOR heard from sources that the FBI and other law enforcement organizations had been ordered to “back off” of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of Black Muslim converts. At this point, it is unclear to us if that guidance was given by the White House or the Department of Justice, or if it was promulgated by the agencies themselves, anticipating the wishes of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.

Why did President Barack Hussein Obama ignore Private William Long, Private Quinton Ezeagwula, the military recruiters, their friends and families, and the people of Arkansas? Why would the Obama administration order the FBI and other law enforcement organizations to “back off” of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of Black Muslim converts? Why did the Department of Homeland Security issue a document labeling conservatives, pro- constitution, Pro-bill of rights, veterans, as “right-wing” extremists and potential domestic terrorists?

President Obama, today you may be speaking to 1.5 billion Muslims but the fact is that the majority of them will not hear you or will refuse to hear you because you have violated the “sacred laws” of Islam by converting from Islam to Christianity. Therefore, you are to them -worse than an infidel. President Obama, today the blood on the pavement outside of the Army Recruiting Station in Little Rock, Arkansas cries out for justice and for a president worthy to be called the Commander-in-Chief. You have dishonored a fallen soldier and elevated the enemies of our country. Your administration has ordered the FBI and other law enforcement organizations to “back off” of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of black* Muslim converts. You have catered to our enemy in an attempt at appeasement.

I wish I could say I’m surprised, but unfortunately I’m not. It should have been obvious this was coming when DHS released their report that labeled virtually all conservative Americans the greatest threat to the country, when the administration ripped the word terrorist from the American English language, and when DOJ inexplicably let members of the New Black Panther Party off scot-free on charges of voter intimidation in November.

Black, white, red, yellow, or blue, color shouldn’t matter in this situation. We must fight radical Islam, because it’s damned sure going to fight us.

FBI Ordered to “Back Off” Investigations into Black Muslim Converts–ARRA News Service

June 5, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment