Posts Tagged ‘coffee parties’

We start our trip around my blogroll with a little coffee at Ruby Slippers, a blog I really should be linking to more often. Mary Sue had this to say about the Coffee parties that CNN was so impressed with:

So, just how strong were these coffee party gatherings? One might describe them as intimate. North Carolina had all of five people show up An estimated crowd of 3000 protested today in Minnesota. What’s a couple thousand people though? CNN reports the two groups have much more in common besides their group strength, that is. Do they now?

Well both groups are made up of carbon based life forms that are made in the image of God that depend on the intake of oxygen to survive and are named after breakfast beverages, but beyond that I don’t see much. It is simply a truism that any group of any size that supports a cause that the MSM agrees with is more newsworthy than any group 50,000 times as large that they do not. It’s why the media is slowing starting to resemble a salesman who can only sell his wares to relatives.

Over at Legal Insurrection Bill Jacobson finds that one little word that would have saved Eric Massa his seat:

Timing is everything. Only recently, when it became clear that a single vote in the House may be the difference, was there a whispering campaign and leaks about Massa.

Massa’s departure has made it easier for Nancy Pelosi to get the necessary votes because the vote will be that close. If Obamacare passes later this week, as Pelosi is predicting, the departure of Eric Massa may be the reason.

Eric Massa may be paranoid, but that does not change the truth that people in the Democratic Party who wanted to pass Obamacare really did hate him.

Ask yourself this question: If Eric Massa had announced that he would vote “Yes” on Obamacare, would he still be in Congress?

Does he mean to suggest that Nancy Pelosi and company might actually consider letting someone stay in congress who is undeserving just to gain a vote? Why that’s a shocking suggestion. If you believe that then you’d believe that democrats would allow someone with tax issues to be treasury secretary or allow a person with irregularities to chair an important financial committee.

Finally Big Hollywood notes Megan Mullally’s shock at Jay Leno’s decision to appeal to a segment of the population hitherto ignored by the Hollywood elites:

She recently blasted former Gov. Sarah Palin’s stand-up comedy debut on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” at, mocking both Leno’s comedy bits and his attempt to woo conservative audiences.

“Could it be any more bald-faced that he’s going after the red states? It’s insane. It’s just right out there, full on … amazing. And she was wearing jeans [note: said with a drawn out snarl]. ‘I’m gonna wear denim! I’m gonna dress it down!’”

Sounds insane, all right. Why would the host of a popular late night show give a platform to a gorgeous, charismatic politician who appeals to a wide swath of viewers?

Yeah, having a best selling author who commands large audiences wherever she goes makes no sense. Does Jay actually think it will get him to #1 in late-night again? After all appealing to conservatives hasn’t done Fox any good in the ratings has it?

William Jacobson digs into the background and finds weird and wonderful things. And Stacy has fun with initials.

And as it continues the Blogfather Glenn Reynolds in addition to scooping Little Miss Attila shows that like Pepperidge Farm, the internet remembers.

I haven’t heard anyone mimic my Air America take yet, but we could always make book on it. It all depends on how much money Soros and company want to spend to keep it alive.

I’m sure there are more than a few tea party types who are a tad annoyed at the NYT and Washington Post coverage of the “Coffee parties

it took the two biggest papers in America less than a week after the new site started posting in earnest to catch lefty grassroots Coffee Party fee-vah. (Their Facebook page has been up since last month.) Fancy that.

The actual Times story is here, I would suggest that we Tea Party types should be laughing very hard.

First of all, we are supposed to be upset that the New York Times and the Washington Post treat liberals differently than conservatives? They have been doing it forever. I’m certainly not going to get my knickers in an uproar over that. I’ll mention that is it media bias but all I can do is smile.

Because I remember when they gave that same coverage to Air America rollout. Every network, every morning show, every talk show it was painted as the alternative etc etc etc.

The only result of this is going to be a greater marginalization of the left wing media. It is very easy to run into someone who has attended a tea party. They are your neighbors.

When you are drawing 15 people and it is a “better turnout than expected” you are basically a modern version of the people’s front of Judea.

When they paint it as something it is not people will know it, they are much more experienced in this matter. The only way these guys are going to draw folks are to pay them.

It took less than a decade for it to fall apart. It will be fun watch that happen again.

Update: Weird and wonderful developments are happening.

Update 2: Glenn notices the Air America reference in Bill Jacobson’s comments a mere 4 hours after I made it the subject of my post. Apparently like Miss Attila and Stacy I am instalance deficient Then again I’ve already had more instalances this year then I did all of last year. And that’s still two instalances more than a certain little green blogger has managed since Aug 09.