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  • Facebook members find Obama event 'not great'

    04/21/2011 2:54:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 21, 2011 | Benny Evangelista
    Despite the promise that President Obama's first Facebook town hall would open a new level of two-way communication with his constituents, social-networking technology didn't add much to the conversation. Obama answered just eight questions during Wednesday's hour-long session at Facebook's secondary headquarters building in Palo Alto Facebook employees who won a company lottery for the chance to sit in the live audience. That left hundreds of questions posted on the event's Facebook wall unanswered. Judging from comments posted on Facebook after the event, viewers noticed. "Not bad, but not great," wrote Rose Berendes. "How could there not have been a...
  • Meet Katie Pavlich

    04/12/2011 9:20:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 8 replies · 3+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 10, 2011 | Consigliere5
    UPDATE: I'm sorry to say that I haven't been able to find any video clips from Katie's April 8, 2011 appearance on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. :(Katie Pavlich is currently the Assistant Editor at Townhall.com and a weekly guest on the Jon Justice show on 1041thetruth.comIn the past: Contributing Editor at Townhall.com/Townhall Magazine Intern at Townhall.com Intern for Senator Jon KylHere are her columns at Townhall.comHere are her posts from "The Tipsheet" at Townhall.com Her appearances from the "We the People" podcast.Her youtube account.Katie graduated in May 2010 from the University of Arizona. Here are some youtube videos that...
  • Palin Wins March Straw Poll; Paul in 2nd

    04/02/2011 6:29:18 AM PDT · by curth · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/1/2011 | Townhall
    Congratulations to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who won the March Townhall/HotAir Straw Poll with 16.91% of the vote! For the second straight month Texas Congressman Ron Paul came in right behind her, this time amassing 16.02%. The results are starting to get really close in comparison to the previous months. Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann was the mover and shaker this month, gaining 1.47 percentage points. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie saw the biggest decrease in support, losing 1.42 percentage points. The second biggest decrease come from the winner Sarah Palin at 1.23 percentage points. Is this an indication that...
  • In Conference with Herman Cain

    03/14/2011 8:37:13 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Sundries Shack ^ | 3/14/11 | The Sundries Shack
    I had the chance to sit in tonight on a blogger conference call with potential 2012 Presidential candidate Herman Cain. It shouldn’t surprise any long-time readers of The Shack when I say I’m a fan of Cain’s as a candidate and as a person. Though he has yet to announce his candidacy, he has formed an exploratory committee and has visited several of the early primary and caucus states to gauge interest in a run and to lay some groundwork if he decides to do so. I had hoped to connect to the call with Skype and record it, so...
  • VIDEO OF REP. MICHELLE BACHMAN TOWN HALL TELECONFERENCE FEB 18, 2011

    02/21/2011 7:31:01 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    self ^ | Feb 21,2011 | RaceBannon
    This is a video of a teleconference of Michelle Bachman at the Baxter Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Feb 18. She was supposed to appear in person, but she stayed in DC to finish voting last Friday. The video is over 1 hour long.
  • Early returns on the Tea Party Express Town Hall in DC

    02/09/2011 10:11:50 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    Ben Smith, former US Navy SEAL and fellow Tea Party Express member attended the TPX first-ever townhall meeting held at the National Press Club last night.  He snapped this photo of the participants. Do you recognize them? Photo by Ben SmithMore photos at The Radio Patriot
  • Feb 8: Historic Tea Party TownHall - We Take on Congress! (Will Replay on C-SPAN)

    02/08/2011 10:42:56 AM PST · by Syncro · 52 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | February 8, 2011 | Staff
    Friends,We here at the Tea Party Express are so very proud to bring you an historic Town Hall event TONIGHT that will bring Members of Congress together with tea party activists nationwide for an interactive forum on tea party issues.  Read below to find out how you can participate.The Tea Party Town Hall will use cutting edge technology provided by TeaPartyHD to connect tea party supporters across the nation with elected leaders who are supportive of the movement.  This unique event will feature a live studio audience from the National Press Club in Washington, DC, as well as many...
  • (NATIONAL EVENT TONIGHT @ teapartyhd.com) Doylestown women co-sponsoring tea party town hall

    02/08/2011 8:46:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Philly Burbs ^ | 2/08/11 | GARY WECKSELBLATT
    Doylestown women co-sponsoring tea party town hallBy: GARY WECKSELBLATT Bucks County Courier Times February 08, 2011 02:19 AM **SNIP** Confirmed panelists include Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Congressman Steve King of Iowa. Puig will also be on the panel. Paul and Bachmann began tea party caucuses in their respective chambers. "They wear it with honor, they're not running from it," Przybylski said of the panelists' affinity for the tea party movement. What makes tonight's town hall unique is the ability of people across the country to take part. The...
  • First-Ever Tea Party Town Hall Announced! (Wash DC Feb 8th)

    02/03/2011 12:32:27 PM PST · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Febuary 3, 2011 | Levi Russel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEBRUARY 3, 2011CONTACT: Levi Russell at Levi@FrontLineStrat.com or (509) 979-6615First-Ever Tea Party Town Hall Announced!Members of Congress from House and Senate will attend.The Tea Party Express (www.TeaPartyExpress.org), one of the largest national tea party groups, is once again teaming up with new media experts Tea Party HD (www.TeaPartyHD.com) to host a first-ever Tea Party Town Hall that will bring members of Congress together with tea party activists nationwide for an interactive forum on tea party issues.The Tea Party Town Hall will use cutting-edge technology to connect tea party supporters across the nation with elected leaders who are supportive of the movement.This...
  • Allen West Backs Hard Choices At First Town Hall (standing ovation)

    01/28/2011 9:28:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    GPB ^ | 1/29/11 | Greg Allen
    Allen West Backs Hard Choices At First Town HallBy Greg Allen Updated: 6 hours ago Members of the House are back in their home districts through next week. For freshman representatives, it's their first chance to report back and hear from their constituents. In Deerfield Beach, Fla., this week, Republican congressman and Tea Party firebrand Allen West held his first town meeting. But for the many West supporters who attended, it had the feel of a victory rally. More than 300 people gave West a standing ovation when he arrived at the South Florida Bible College. West began by holding...
  • Tucson victim arrested for tea party threat: 'you're dead'

    01/16/2011 2:42:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2011 | AP and NEWSCORE
    PHOENIX — One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested today and then taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at televised town hall meeting and yelled: "you're dead." James Eric Fuller, 63, objected to something Trent Humphries said during the forum taped for a special edition of ABC's "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour, Pima County sheriff's spokesman Jason Ogan said. Fuller was in the front row and apparently became upset when Humphries suggested that any conversations about gun control should be delayed until all the dead were buried, KGUN-TV...
  • Death threat at ABC-TV Town Hall event Saturday

    01/15/2011 2:34:48 PM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 257 replies
    KGUN 9 News, Tucson ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | Forrest Carr
    ...Toward the end of the town hall meeting Saturday morning, one of the shooting victims, J. Eric Fuller, took exception to comments by two of the speakers: Ariz. state Rep. Terri Proud, a Dist. 26 Republican, and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries...
  • Obama The Weak (What a fall from the Obamessiah!)

    12/14/2010 9:46:52 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2010 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    Moving to the center is not a two-dimensional process. It has a third dimension -- the difference between strength and weakness. In the course of coming in from the cold of his extreme far-left positions, the president looks like a wimp, abandoning his long-held views in the face of electoral defeats, adverse court rulings, recalcitrant Democrats and strong, united Republican opposition. And wimps don't win. When Bill Clinton moved to the center, he arrived in triumph. After vanquishing the Republican Congress during the government shutdown of 1995-1996, he agreed to a balanced budget deal with Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott....
  • For Tottering States, Bankruptcy Could Be The Answer (How To Defeat The Public Union Mafia Alert)

    11/28/2010 11:29:28 PM PST · by goldstategop · 51 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/29/2010 | Michael Barone
    We won't be able to say we weren't warned. Continued huge federal budget deficits will eventually mean huge increases in government borrowing costs, Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of Barack Obama's deficit reduction commission, predicted this month. "The markets will come. They will be swift, and they will be severe, and this country will never be the same." Bowles is talking about what the business press calls bond market vigilantes. People with capital are currently willing to loan money to the federal government, by buying U.S. bonds at low interest rates. That's because interest rates are generally low and because Treasury bonds...
  • The Fight To Shrink Government (NJ's Chris Christie: A Politician Who Cam Say "NO" Alert)

    11/28/2010 11:20:21 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/29/2010 | Bruce Bialosky
    The rarified world of government was recently shaken to its roots by Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey. He cancelled a railroad tunnel that was to be built under the Hudson River to connect New Jersey and New York City. Based on the screams from the left-wing media, you would have thought that life in America had come to an end. Once Governor Christie made his announcement, the left erupted in its usual, tiresome manner – on the opinion pages of the New York Times – with articles penned by two of its house leftists, Bob Herbert and Dr. Paul...
  • California's Real Fantasyland (CA's La-La Budget Situation Alert)

    11/28/2010 11:12:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | 11/29/2010 | Meredith Turney
    In 1955, Walt Disney opened his first amusement park in Anaheim, California. Disneyland has become the most successful amusement park in the world, with an estimated 600 million visitors since it first opened its gates 55 years ago. One of the most popular parts of the park is Fantasyland. Children and adults alike are dazzled by whimsical rides stretching the imagination, envisioning a blissfully perfect world. Perhaps that’s why fantasy is such an entertaining venture. For just a few moments, we can set aside the troubles and trials of everyday life and visualize things that defy logic or mask the...
  • Woman who told Obama her financial fears has lost her job

    11/22/2010 4:46:38 PM PST · by NRG1973 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2010 | Michelle Singletary
    Nobody is safe. Velma Hart, who burst onto the media scene after telling President Obama she was scared about her financial future, has been laid off. Hart was let go as the chief financial officer for Am Vets, a nonprofit Maryland-based veteran services organization. Hart has become another casualty of the tough economy in which so many people have lost their jobs. "It's not anything she did," said Jim King, the national executive director of Am Vets. "She got bit by the same snake that has bit a lot of people. It was a move to cut our bottom line....
  • Obama On Being Labeled A "Communist": "We've Got To Stop The Name Calling"

    10/14/2010 8:25:19 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 47 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 10/14/10 | RealClearPolitics Video
    MODERATOR: "Mr. President, we asked people to send in their greatest hopes or fears. I'll read a couple of the fears here first. 'My greatest fear is we're turning into a communist country.'
  • Townhall.com Staff Katie Pavlich Applies to Obama's MTV Show

    10/13/2010 11:37:24 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Oct 13.2010 | Katie Pavlich
    Our own Katie Pavlichdecided to submit an application to Obama's upcoming MTV townhall meeting. Wonder if MTV will accept a smart, young conservative on the show? We're not holding our breath.
  • Obama/MTV "Apolitical" Townhall: What Questions Will be Asked?

    10/13/2010 2:20:12 PM PDT · by toma29 · 26 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 10/13/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Since MTV claims that the Obama townhall will not be political, I'm left wondering what questions the ever-shrinking number of young Obamabots will ask. Any ideas? Useful Info Nation
  • Actors Recruited for President Obama Townhall Oct 14th

    10/10/2010 3:49:18 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 20 replies
    PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, DC PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, DC MTV, BET, and CMT (prods.) are casting the audience for a town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in Washington, DC. Seeking—Audience Members: males and females, 18+. To apply, email townhallaudience@mtvnmix.com and put "Town Hall" in the subject line. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are ...[more] -Multiple- Submissions only Submission deadline is Oct. 14 Entertainment Jobs, Nonunion TV/Video, Reality TV & Documentary
  • A Hollywood-Like Casting Call for Obama's Oct. 'Townhall' in D.C.?

    10/08/2010 12:45:37 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 11 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    What is this? Obama is sponsoring a Hollywood-like casting call for a "diverse" audience for his upcoming October 14 townhall to be held in D.C? But, I thought everyone loved The One and would fall all over themselves to turn out in droves for an Obammessiah "townhall"? Why do they have to resort to a manufactured casting call to fill his audience? The ad appears in the casting call section of an entertainment jobs board called BackStage.com. There Obama and his handlers, agents, writers, re-inventors, and fantasy-stylists are asking for an audience of "diverse interests and political views." And if...
  • Obama’s Town Hall Meeting Casting Actors For Audience

    10/08/2010 12:02:02 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-10 | Curt
    Classic: This casting call for a "town hall meeting" with Obama was found by Arlen Williams at Gulag Bound, who found it at the Back Stage website. Back Stage describes themselves as "the most trusted place for actors to find performing arts and casting information.” What are you doing, October 14th? Would you like to be a “town hall meeting” shill for Barack Obama? According to this official casting notice in Nielsen’s Back Stage site, you still have time to apply and/or audition. (Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • The President and the MTV Crowd (Townhall)

    10/08/2010 6:02:48 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2010 | BRIAN STELTER
    The youth-oriented cable channel MTV and five of its sister channels will simulcast a town-hall-style meeting with President Obama on Thursday, Oct. 14. The gathering, titled "A Conversation with President Obama," appears to be modeled after Mr. Obama's appearance on CNBC last month. That event, wrote Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times, was billed as a conversation about the state of the economy...
  • Obama is Casting Actors for Town Hall Audience per Nielsen's 'Backstage'

    10/08/2010 1:19:26 AM PDT · by unspun · 59 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 8, 2010 | Arlen Williams
    What are you doing, October 14th? Would you like to be a "town hall meeting" shill for Barack Obama? According to this official casting notice in Nielsen's Backstage site, you still have time to apply and/or audition. Here is the link to the live listing in the Backstage casting call. Here are elements of screen shots, of this notice, taken betwen the hours of 1:00 and 2:00 am CT, today (10/8). We will pan out, as we go. You should be able to click twice, to enlarge the wider (and condensed) shots. A bit bigger, for more context: And bigger...
  • Barney Frank defends caustic town hall, calls other Dems ’submissive’ (blows a gasket)

    10/07/2010 8:04:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/07/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Barney Frank defends caustic town hall, calls other Dems ’submissive’Jonathan Strong - The Daily Caller Thu Oct 7, 2:05 pm ET Facing a legitimate challenger for the first time in ages, Rep. Barney Frank today defended his actions at a town hall in August 2009 in which he blasted his own constituents for interrupting him, saying unlike his fellow “submissive” Democrats Frank “spoke back.” “Unlike some of my colleagues, who I think were kind of taken aback by that and were almost submissive … I answered civil questions civilly, but I spoke back,” Frank said on Fox News Thursday. Frank’s...
  • Krauthammer on A Therapy Session for Disillusioned Obama Supporters

    09/24/2010 7:39:45 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/24/10 | Alaphiah
    We’ve all heard about the CNBC Saturday September 18, 2010 Obama Town hall meeting that the Wall Street Journal called a therapy session for disillusioned Soetoro supporters. Charles Krauthammer in his own no nonsense indomitable way, pulls back the curtain on the man whose mother was born in Kansas. Well we’re a long ways from Kansas and Barry Hussein Soetoro’s town hall meeting entitled, “Investing in America” was but a partisan attempt to defend the failed economic policies of his administration. However just like his failed trillion-dollar stimulus and economic policies, this so-called town hall meeting was a miserable PR...
  • Caption Obama Town Hall

    09/22/2010 2:13:57 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 27 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks to Gail O'Brien (C) who attended a town hall meeting in the yard of a residential house as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius leaves the event in Falls Church, Virginia, September 22, 2010.
  • Yes, Virginia the American Dream is in its final Death Throes under Obama

    09/22/2010 8:20:31 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/22/10 | Alaphiah
    The American Dream is essentially Dead and Barry Hussein Soetoro killed it on purpose. The American Dream essentially was the promise of upward social and economic mobility irrespective of one’s station in life or bloodline. In other words, the dream was that one could achieve anything, based on ones intellect, ingenuity and the sweat of one’s brow. In the president’s weekend CNBC staged town hall meeting, he attempted to defer all blame from himself and his Party and place that blame squarely on his political foes. However if one remembers Sen. Soetoro campaigned for the presidency on the theme of...
  • Exhausted Defending Obama's Mess

    09/21/2010 8:07:47 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 17 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/21/10 | Alaphiah
    In a stagecrafted setting and out of a handpicked selected pro-Soetoro crowd president Barry Hussein Soetoro was put on the defensive in what was supposed to be a cutesy propaganda outing where he could tout his “accomplishments” and extend his coattails for Democrats running for reelection this November. (see article) Instead, what happened next was an incredible PR nightmare. Out of the belly of a sycophantic assemblage… criticism and from a most unexpected source, an educated professional middle class African-American woman who says that she is exhausted of defending the president, his administration and his hope and change program that...
  • Pittsburgh:Town Hall meeting for Melissa Haluszczak, Wednesday, Sept 15, Baldwin Boro, 7:00PM

    Announcement: Melissa Haluszczak is a Conservative running to defeat Democrat Mike Doyle for PA-14. Doyle was instrumental in convincing the Stupak Pro-lifers to abandon their principles and vote for the abortion provisions in the Obama Healthcare bill. Melissa is a lovely, energetic woman who supports our Conservative ideals 100%. Check her website for positions on the issues. Melissa will be holding a townhall meeting Wednesday evening, Sept 15 at Baldwin Borough (click the web link above for details). Doyle is hiding. He's afraid to hold his own Town Hall meeting. He's afraid to face his constituents. But Melissa is after...
  • Video: Rep. DeFazio Denounces GM Bailout…That He Voted For

    Election year politics at it’s finest. Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio from Oregon’s 4th Congressional district is seen here denouncing the GM bailout at a town hall meeting in Cave Junction in August 2010. However, he voted in favor of it. How convenient…
  • Graham to meet with Tea Party (McLame's lap dog follows its master's lead, veers hard right)

    08/30/2010 8:11:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC ^ | 2010-08-29 | Robert Behre
    The lamb plans to enter the lion's den. U.S. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plans to meet Wednesday evening with Charleston Tea Party members at North Charleston City Hall. "Our objective is to provide a forum that will foster issue based questioning and allow ample time for the Senator to provide detailed information on his positions and votes on those issues," according to a Tea Party news release. Graham's meeting comes as he looks to mend fences with the conservative core of South Carolina's Republican Party -- a core upset with some of his recent positions on immigration and energy reform.
  • Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues

    08/20/2010 6:31:54 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 7 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-20-10 | Stoutcat
    Having learned a hard lesson last summer (i.e., don’t mess with your constituents), Congressmen and women in blue states have taken the craven way out and, rather than engaging the people of their districts, are actively avoiding their voters this summer, attempting to spin the story by holding “invitation only” events and “telephone town hall meetings” where irate citizens can be more easily controlled, or oops! accidentally cut off, with far less likelihood of heated exchanges going viral on YouTube... ...The dichotomy between the two parties couldn’t be clearer during this August recess. The party in power fears the wrath...
  • After criticism, Perriello withdraws sign ban (10 Townhalls remain)

    08/18/2010 8:22:16 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies
    http://www2.dailyprogress.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | By Brian McNeill
    After facing criticism that he was stifling free speech, U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello will now allow political signs at his 10 remaining town hall meetings across the district. Perriello’s office had banned signs at his 20 scheduled town hall forums during Congress’ recess after a number of constituents told them that the abundance of signs at last year’s town hall forums contributed to an overly charged and politicized atmosphere. The Rutherford Institute, an Albemarle County-based civil liberties organization, chastised the freshman Democrat over the sign ban policy Wednesday. “Your sign ban amounts to an act of outright censorship that raises...
  • (Video) Dem Congressman Bans Signs at Town Hall

    08/18/2010 12:41:14 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 21 replies
    Congressman Tom Perriello from Virginia said you can bring your opinions to his town hall meetings, but you cannot bring political signs inside regardless of what they say. Recently, Perriello town hall goers were greeted outside with a sign that read: “To ensure a pleasant atmosphere for all attendees, no signs will be permitted inside the town hall meeting.” Perriello’s people insist that the sign ban is about encouraging free speech, not limiting it. They also claim it will make the meetings less distracting.
  • Video Request (Altmire 4th PA Town Hall Meeting Farrell, PA 8/29/09)

    08/17/2010 3:35:20 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark
    8/17/10 | Self
    I just met up with some people from the 9/12 Project in Pittsburgh trying to organize against Jason Altmire. I'm seeking You Tube video or any video of his town hall meeting in Farrell, PA on August 26, 2009. The reason we're seeking this video obvious based on this series of events. ARTICLE ON AUGUST 26, 2009 ALTMIRE TOWN HALL MEETING Farrell, Pennsylvania- Though the debate over Health Care has been spirited in the last few months, the recent Town Hall meetings held by elected officials have been the focal point of attention. Yesterday, August 26, Pennsylvanian Congressman Jason Altmire...
  • Chicago Congresswoman Brings Her Thugs To Townhall Meeting

    08/17/2010 6:42:21 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 19 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | August 17, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    If this wasn’t so serious, it would almost be funny. Illinois Congresswoman, Melissa Bean, hosted a public townhall meeting and brought her own thugs to act as the “Question Police.” Each time someone persistently asked a question, a large bald man would make his way across the room and stand threateningly over the person asking the question. Repeatedly the Congresswoman and her thugs insisted the cameras be turned off in the room- I’m sure to prevent exactly this reaction from the public. I’m so thrilled that her constituents in the audience refused to back down but I’d like to know...
  • US Rep. Melissa Bean's Town Hall Thuggery

    08/16/2010 1:41:06 PM PDT · by unspun · 54 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 16, 2010 | JeanWTPUSA
    On Thursday, August 12, Representative Melissa Bean (IL-8-D) held a public meeting at the Round Lake Library. The meeting was billed as a financial education seminar, to teach citizens how to manage their credit card debt. What happened at this meeting was anything but educational. During the meeting, which I attended, citizens started to ask questions about jobs, government spending and the federal deficit. Every time a citizen would attempt to ask a question, Melissa Bean's thug, who we were told worked for the Round Lake Library, would walk over to that person and hover over him or her, to...
  • (Video) Democratic Rep Melissa Bean Intimidates Constituents With Hired Muscle

    08/16/2010 9:10:21 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 24 replies · 1+ views
    According to the youtube account that posted the video of the event this shocking act of intimidation happened during a public forum held by Rep Melissa Bean (Il-8) in a public library in Round Lake, Il. The video speaks for itself and, quite frankly, this is disturbing behavior from any elected official. No wonder they kept asking everybody to turn off their video cameras. I know this isn’t anywhere near the first time that liberal representatives have turned to extreme measures to avoid being held accountable by their constituents, in fact we have a whole catalog of such extreme measures,...
  • Kirk Telephone Townhall

    08/12/2010 7:52:00 PM PDT · by traderrob6 · 137 replies · 2+ views
    Opinipundit ^ | 8/12/10 | traderrob
    Just got off the phone with Mark Kirk, Republican candidate for US Senate in Illinois in a telephone townhall. I was not easy on him, he did OK. 1. How can a US Senator possibly effect the onerous taxes presently inflicted on the citizens of Illinois. (Blago crap and spin but basically nodda) Fair answer. Ans. He really can't. 2.Is there anything you can do in Washington to moderate the present situation in Illinois to improve the business climate. Ans. Support Bill Brady. 3. Illegal immigration , your stance? Ans. Finish building fence, enforce existing laws. If we can't enforce...
  • Largest Tele-Townhall: Mobilize Against Dem to Pass Government Worker Bailout

    08/09/2010 11:22:38 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    big government .com ^ | 8-6-10 | Rep. Michele Bachmann
    Speaker Pelosi and President Obama have already spent $3.6 trillion on “stimulus,” so for them, $26 billion doesn’t rise to the level of a day at the beach, so why bring us all back to DC? Could it be because their most loyal constituency and political foot soldiers, many of whom could be facing the never before seen horror of a government employee let go due to lack of state and local tax receipts, need to be reminded whose hand quite literally feeds them?
  • Govt reform townhalls to be held around VA

    07/13/2010 9:43:15 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    Friends: Governor Bob McDonnell's Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring is hosting a series of Town Hall meetings across the Commonwealth seeking citizen input on key issues of government reform. After listening to our volunteers across the commonwealth, This past Winter, AFP published a book on the state of Virginia's budget along with our recommendations on reform. One of our guiding pillars was that government should stop competing with private enterprise - simply put "if you can find it in the yellow pages, government shouldn't be doing it." One of the things government should not be doing is selling liquor....
  • Another Video of Dem Rep Surfaces: Ciro Rodriguez Swears At Constituent

    07/12/2010 12:05:51 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 8 replies
    Earlier today, a video hit the internet of Texas Democrat Rep. Ciro Rodriguez losing his temper with a constituent. Here’s another home video of Rodriguez at a town hall meeting conducted at a restaurant. In this video, he’s caught swearing at a constituent while rationalizing robocalls.
  • Town hall meeting on national debt is a reality check for Dallas-area residents

    06/27/2010 10:49:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    dallas moring news ^ | 6/27/10 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Several hundred Dallas-area residents gathered Saturday for an all-day brainstorming session about the ballooning national debt. They sweated. They scratched their heads, jotted notes and haggled. They made tough choices and in the end, like Congress itself, many came up short. Frank Reister discussed options with his table Saturday at the AmericaSpeaks town hall meeting on the national debt. Reister thought the choices subtly led people toward protecting entitlement programs. Table 29, for instance, tried earnestly for hours. They got about halfway to the goal of trimming the deficit by $1.2 trillion.
  • Townhall’s List is Most Prominent on Right, Here’s True Top 30 Conservatives the Left HATES

    06/29/2010 6:51:33 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 18 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 29, 2010 | David Swindle
    I have one primary problem with Townhall Magazine's new list of "The 100 Americans the Left Hates Most": it's completely mistitled. Really it's not about who the Left hates the most, it's about who the most prominent people are on the Right right now in broadcasting, politics, activism, new media and think tanks. These are not the same thing at all. There are plenty of big and important conservatives who the Left might dislike but doesn't actually hate at a visceral level. Can you look me in the eye and say the Left hates Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, and John...
  • Why Newspapers Are Dying: The Ann Coulter Edition

    06/21/2010 9:58:17 AM PDT · by Syncro · 33 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | June 21, 2010 | John Hawkins
    Why Newspapers Are Dying: The Ann Coulter Edition  (Read WP posts from John Hawkins) | (Read MT posts from John Hawkins) | rss Townhall is the big league of conservative punditry. All of the A-List conservative columnists, with the exception of perhaps Mark Steyn, Karl Rove, & Peggy Noonan write for them. Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Michelle Malkin, Charles Krauthammer, Mike Adams, George Will, Jonah Goldberg, Victor Davis Hanson, -- they're all at Townhall, along with a lot of other top notch pundits. So last night, I took a look at the 5 most popular columns for the last...
  • "Town Hall Meetin’ and Greetin’ season" Dems a no-show?

    06/17/2010 6:47:13 AM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 4 replies · 216+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | June 10, 2010 | Dave Weinbaum
    Signs have gone up on venues normally used for Dem Town Halls all over the country. Here’s one: DUE TO THE FORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES OF US DEMS TRYING TO SHOVE THINGS DOWN YOUR THROAT YOU SAID YOU DIDN’T WANT AT LAST YEAR’S MEETINGS, WE AT THE DNC HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE A PASS ON TOWN HALLS THIS PRE-ELECTION SEASON. INSTEAD, PLEASE RELY ON OUR LYING ADS SANS ALL YOUR YELLING AND SCREAMING. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL “IT’S BUSH’S FAULT”. So wondering wus’up, I called. Here’s what I got: Recording from President Obama: I, your Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama (second grade...
  • TownHall Poll Position 06-16-2010

    06/16/2010 10:02:51 AM PDT · by BelegStrongbow · 5 replies · 144+ views
    TownHall ^ | 6/16/2010 | TownHall Editors
    What did you think of Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday? Boring (9 %) Typical Obama (50 %) Excited by his solutions (1 %) Tuesday night? I was watching NCIS re-runs. (39 %)
  • THE SILENCE OF THE DEM TOWN HALLS

    06/11/2010 4:48:39 AM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 19 replies · 464+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | June 10, 2010 | Dave Weinbaum
    Summer is here. Despite the “climate change” causing amazingly cold weather during spring, warm weather has finally arrived. Americans know what that means! Baseball, barbeque and: Town Hall Meetin’ and Greetin’ season We can’t wait to tell our elected wonders what we think about their job performance. That’s why I was shocked when I read a story on Drudge about the amount of Democratic wannabe and actual congressmen who are canceling this summer’s reality show: Politics Jerry Springer style. After last year’s grilling by those wild Nazi Astroturfers (as Pelosi referred to them), evil mongers (as Harry Reid called them)...