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My Take On The CNN Protest Against Fake News: July 22, 2017

Last Saturday, July 22, 2017 … people who are tired of all the fake news, the slander and the assassination of innocent people’s character, came together … in protest … in front on the CNN Headquarters, in Atlanta, Ga.

The founders of Media Equalizer, Brian Maloney and Melanie Morgan were present and vocalized their frustration with the way CNN has conducted smear campaigns against those in alignment with President Trump.

Brian Crabtree, a local talk radio show host in Atlanta, told Breitbart News CNN is “destroying” American culture.”  Crabtree has a valid point when he says that CNN fails to talk about how illegal border crossings are down 70 to 80 percent, and that $65 to $80 billion regulations have evaporated, since President Trump has been in office … for only six months.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported only 30 people were in attendance.  The Hill quoted the AJC, with the same numbers.  Breitbart reported 150 people were in attendance.  The people who organized the event … and, would have a more factual account … reported that there were as many as 250 people who were coming and going during the protest.

What cannot be disputed is that there were no people injured, there was no looting, no buildings or cars were set on fire, and no store windows were broken.  There was no garbage, paper cups, articles of clothing … nothing … left behind for someone else to cleanup. The protesters, while disagreeing with some of the requests by law enforcement (and, challenging some of those requests), respected the police officers, and abided by the law.

I feel that the message sent to the nation is not only that America is tired of fake news, false hysteria and character assassinations …but also … there is a dignified and peaceful way to protest that upholds and respects the very right to assemble in peace and the freedom of speech … as afforded by our glorious U.S. Constitution.

History is not always made by large numbers.  History is made by people willing to stand together, in sweltering heat, no matter the size of the group, to stand up for American values and against the fake news that is tearing this country apart.

As it was with the famous Woolworth’s sit-in in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960 … first day there were four … the next day, 25 … and that number grew into mass protests all other the United States … so will it be … I believe … for the CNN protest and the fight against false hysteria, biased character assassinations, and fake news of which is like a cancer, metastasized and destroying this nation.

God Bless Brian Maloney, Melanie Morgan, the other organizers of this particular protest, and the brave, selfless people who stood in the sweltering heat, mindless to any threat that might have arisen or to any chiding by CNN, or false reporting … for taking on the media conglomerate and fighting to bring back truth in reporting.

This is America.  Give us the truth, and “We, the people,” will make up our own minds and do our own thinking.

* Brian Maloney and Melanie Morgan also are the founders of the Facebook group.  Stop The Scalping (STS)


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Debbie Barth: 07/24/2017 at 11:26 pm EDT
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A Morning That Started Out Like Any Other

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It’s another beautiful, cool Carolina blue sky morning.  I looked out my office window, earlier this morning, and watched the neighbors walking their dogs … and those, who were on their morning jog. I stepped onto the screened porch and … Continue reading


ZOOM WHITENINGEveryone who knows me knows I so do like my coffee … and my Shiraz.  But … these “guiltless” pleasures also come with a price.  Everyone who knows me also knows that I love to smile and to laugh.  Therein lies the reason why I decided it was time to do a little “teeth whitening.”

 Since I also have a habit of making last-minute decisions (and I have a trip coming up), I opted for the ZOOM Whitening process.  The staff at the dentist office of which I chose to “brighten my smile” was very accommodating and got me in very quickly.  And no, I didn’t do the week or two of using a desensitized product… so I knew that I might experience a little sensitivity.

I went in this last Wednesday.  The whole process went very well … although … one of the staff did forget to put on my goggles/glasses for the first 15 minute session.  That was remedied before the start of the next 15 minute session.  In all, there were four 15 minute sessions.  The staff was very attentive and the time actually went by rather quickly.  Not much to say about the contraption they stuck in my mouth for an hour.  Ugh … I guess I’m just not a “50 Shades of Grey” kind of lady.  The rest of that afternoon and evening was fine.

Thursday morning, I awoke with a throbbing headache and … nausea … really … strong bouts of nausea, which lasted for about 12 hours straight (seriously).  I haven’t been that sick since someone once said to me “let’s do tequila shots … it will be fun!”  Today, I am much better, but still not maybe 100%.

I do want to mention that I had no burning or pain in the mouth area, because of the great office care I received. I believe that the staff was very attentive, professional, and did everything possible to make this a good and safe experience.  And … I believe that not everyone will have the experience that I did.

My point of sharing this isn’t about blaming the “day after” on the Dentist office staff, or the Zoom procedure.  I understand that people do this every day, with very minimal side effects.  This is just what happened in my case … and trust me … I do seem to have a few …. “adventures”  … uncommon to others.

I would also love to hear other people’s experiences with the Zoom process. I’m sure there are a lot of great experiences out there and I would love to hear them.

And, if you are considering “brightening your smile” … you might want to take a huge bite of reality by checking out the pros and cons, before making the decision of how … and with whom.

All vanity aside, I also believe a smile … any smile … will brighten someone else’s day … and with absolutely no bad side effects.


The Clothes Were Flying and The Wine Was Flowing

I went to a party last night. All the ladies were taking off their clothes and the wine was flowing. Now that I have your attention … relax … it was a CABI party and all about an exclusive line … Continue reading

Today I was “gang-grouped.”

1-22-2013 12-15-47 PMIt happens when you least expect it.  You are just setting at your desk tweeting with your newest BTFF (best twitter follower forever) or you are texting your thoughts on Facebook’s new Graph Search to the world while getting your wisdom teeth pulled out at the dentist …. and it happens … you’ve been “grouped.”  You start noticing all these new Facebook notifications concerning a group called “Pygmies … Why Women Love Them” …. and you have no idea why your email is filling up with these.  You do not know any pygmies … or women who love them.  The simple truth is that Facebook allows members to add you to any group without asking you first …. no kiss first … no dinner.  People can just “group” you at will.  While the “perp’s” justification is that you are so awesome, you have been invited to the party … or your wisdom and participation are so valued … they are not considering the fact that most people really do want to be asked first.

With all that being said, let me also say that there are some phenomenal groups in Facebook of which I am blessed and honored to be a part.  It is because of these groups that I have met some of the most awesome people on the planet.  Some with whom, I have established a close and long-lasting relationship.

I guess I am an old fashion gal who does not like to be taken for granted.  I prefer being asked first.  In fact, if I found out I have been added to a group without an invitation first … I will … every time … just leave immediately.  And, that is what I did with the three groups I found myself added to this morning.

I also know that there will be those who read this and will think I am referring specifically to them, and that is not true.  I simply adore my FB friends … including the ones involved in the most recent … “gang-group”.  And I would hope the feeling is mutual.

Simply put …ask me to the party … and I will come with my dance shoes on (I can’t guarantee how much time I have to participate.) But, don’t take me for granted …. and just don’t “group” me.