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1 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 10:59:41am

Attention whore.

2 Idle Drifter  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:00:10am

Will someone dart that woman and place her in a padded holding cell?

3 DaddyG  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:00:28am

The music is cranking up on the Capitol steps in Atlanta. I think they are testing the speakers for Hannity’s show.

4 Dr. Shalit  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:00:32am

Medea Benjamin is protesting again, ho hum, me thinks the Lady Protsteth TOO MUCH.

-S-

5 doppelganglander  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:00:35am

Any excuse to dress up in a stupid outfit and throw a tantrum.

6 JohnnyReb  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:01:04am

Why is it always about them? They have serious mental issues and simply must be the center of attention everywhere.

7 turn  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:01:05am

Can’t qu8ite make out the hat “tax this poor ?” Well I’m hoping it ends with “POS”

8 Erik The Red  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:01:12am

Can’t she organise her own fucking party. Media Whore.

9 DaddyG  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:01:30am

General Washington should kick her butt, take his uniform back and dye it blue again.

10 Oh no...Sand People!  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:01:36am

I swear she has grant funding for that…

11 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:01:59am

re: #2 Idle Drifter

Will someone dart that woman and place her in a padded holding cell?

“Shoop!”

“Alright, pick her up, boys! Work quickly; that stuff wears off pretty fast.”

12 Desert Dog  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:02:26am

I am surprised the loonies on the left don’t out number the actually tea party attendees. That is all they live for, showing up for the freak show.

13 DaddyG  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:02:33am

re: #10 Oh no…Sand People!

I swear she has grant funding for that…

Its from PITA (national association for being a Pain In The A….)

14 Killgore Trout  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:02:41am

Charles, I think your link goes to last years’ Tea Party. The 2009 party link is here

15 see bs  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:02:42am

Will Code Pink please go away?

16 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:02:58am

The “Tax the POOR” thing looks like sarcasm; a dig at the GOP.

17 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:02:59am
Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin gloms onto the tea party demonstration

Well… looks to me like she’s counter-demonstrating (“Tax the poor” slogan).

18 godfrey  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:03:12am

Tea parties are “extremist”?

19 NYCHardhat  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:03:18am

Craziness knows no bounds.

20 LGoPs  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:03:38am

Does she like, have a job? Or is she just a professional protester?

21 The Other Les  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:03:57am

We have to remember that the stimulus package that prompted the tea party phenomena is an example of corporate welfare. And the Code Pink crowd are not fans of corporate welfare.

22 SixDegrees  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:04:15am

I wonder what Malkin will have to say about her newfound supporters.

Of course, I wonder if Malkin will bother showing up at any of the gatherings today that she went out of her way to populate with frothing nutbars.

23 godfrey  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:04:34am

It’s probably more accurate to say she’s drawn to the limelight.

Any limelight, apparently.

24 JammieWearingFool  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:04:34am

Notice how nobody is even paying attention to her.

25 nyc redneck  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:04:50am

medusa can NOT be alone to face her empty pathetic life.
(she desperately needs the crowd and attention)

26 Killgore Trout  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:04:56am

I don’t know about this one. Are they there supporting the Tea Parties or mocking them?
From the “Tax the Poor” sign it looks to me like they are there to mock.

27 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:05:01am

re: #3 DaddyG

The music is cranking up on the Capitol steps in Atlanta. I think they are testing the speakers for Hannity’s show.

Oh goody, the wannabe county music star is going to take the stage. He rides on the coattails of so many people, he acts like a lap dog. He really prostitutes himself and does he see it?

28 Charles Johnson  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:05:07am

The sign behind her reads “For the first time in my life I FEAR THE GOVERNMENT.”

29 LGoPs  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:05:12am

re: #16 Ward Cleaver

The “Tax the POOR” thing looks like sarcasm; a dig at the GOP.

I’d like to get in her face with a hat that says “Tax my Patience”

30 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:05:19am

re: #22 SixDegrees

I wonder what Malkin will have to say about her newfound supporters

Except, of course, these aren’t supporters.

I’m not a “tea party” guy, but can we at least be honest about this?

31 Killgore Trout  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:05:21am

re: #16 Ward Cleaver

The “Tax the POOR” thing looks like sarcasm; a dig at the GOP.

I agree. That’s my first impression too.

32 Kragar  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:05:33am

“Look Mom, they brought Clowns!”

33 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:05:35am

re: #14 Killgore Trout

Charles, I think your link goes to last years’ Tea Party. The 2009 party link is here

Nope, he just linked to Hooper’s old address. Here’s Hooper’s new one, Charles:

Age of Hooper at Wordpress

34 zombie  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:05:49am

My left retina has an image of Medea Benjamin permanenty burned into it; my right retina has an image of Cindy Sheehan permanenty burned into it. These two women have dogged my entire blogging career. I can’t seem to step out of my house or turn on my computer without seeing them on a near daily basis.

This, my friends, is what Hell is like.

35 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:06:03am

re: #30 Occasional Reader

Except, of course, these aren’t supporters.

I’m not a “tea party” guy, but can we at least be honest about this?

I always thought you were a “scotch party” type of guy.

36 redstateredneck  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:06:10am

What’s their sign say; anybody know?re: #28 Charles

The sign behind her reads “For the first time in my life I FEAR THE GOVERNMENT.”

What’s their sign say; anybody know?What’s their sign say; anybody know?
Thanks.

37 JammieWearingFool  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:06:22am

She she be called the Tea Hag.

38 SpaceJesus  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:06:27am

i hope these tea parties aren’t all over by the time my giant fire-spewing ron paul puppet is complete

39 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:06:38am

re: #34 zombie

My left retina has an image of Medea Benjamin permanenty burned into it; my right retina has an image of Cindy Sheehan permanenty burned into it.

Jesus had some advice regarding this, if I recall correctly. (Kind of unpleasant advice, though…)

40 The Other Les  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:06:49am

re: #28 Charles

The sign behind her reads “For the first time in my life I FEAR THE GOVERNMENT.”

And we have the anniversary of the Waco Massacre in coming up in four days.

41 redstateredneck  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:06:53am

re: #36 redstateredneck

I have not idea what happened there, but I think it has to do with trying to post with the auto comment button on.
Sorry!

42 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:06:59am

re: #38 spacejesus

GAZE (please people, we don’t need him today).

43 Big Steve  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:07:19am

re: #34 zombie

My left retina has an image of Medea Benjamin permanenty burned into it; my right retina has an image of Cindy Sheehan permanenty burned into it. These two women have dogged my entire blogging career. I can’t seem to step out of my house or turn on my computer without seeing them on a near daily basis.

This, my friends, is what Hell is like.

thats ok…..I have some of your inflated scrotum’s pics burned into my retina’s

44 lawhawk  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:07:34am

What does the rest of the Code Pink sign have to say?

She and the rest of Code Pink are a bunch of attention whores. End stop.

45 lawhawk  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:07:51am

re: #34 zombie

Or San Francisco.

46 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:07:58am

I missed the Code Pinkers in my brief visit to Lafayette Park. But I think the photo is from earlier in the day; it’s not raining very hard.

47 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:08:08am

re: #40 The Other Les

And we have the anniversary of the Waco Massacre in coming up in four days.

That’s right, and the fourteenth anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing, too.

48 jmdshort  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:08:10am

Charles - You may want to change the link to Age of Hooper … they switched from Blogspot to Wordpress.

49 Idle Drifter  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:08:18am

re: #28 Charles

The sign behind her reads “For the first time in my life I FEAR THE GOVERNMENT.”

OK, she’s suffering from short term memory loss. Her medical chart must read like a shopping list.

50 zombie  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:08:40am

re: #16 Ward Cleaver

The “Tax the POOR” thing looks like sarcasm; a dig at the GOP.

re: #17 Occasional Reader

Well… looks to me like she’s counter-demonstrating (“Tax the poor” slogan).

re: #28 Charles

The sign behind her reads “For the first time in my life I FEAR THE GOVERNMENT.”

Code Pink is TRYING (with a big FAIL) to be sarcastic here. I’m reminded of Berkeley’s “Billionaires for Bush.”

The Left’s attempts at humor often fall completely flat.

51 Killgore Trout  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:09:12am

I’m getting a little uncomfortable with the revolution stuff. It’s starting to verge on anti-Americanism under the guise of patriotism.

52 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:09:22am

That was fast Charles (changing the Hooper link).

53 jaunte  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:09:53am

“Tax the poor” sounds like an honest lobbyist message for a state lottery.

54 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:07am

Oh goody, now we can listen to three hours of Rush lying to us. Another tool of the plutocracy.

55 godfrey  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:19am

Benjamin is there to mock the idea that people feel they’re paying too much tax. That’s why the sign on her forehead says “tax the poor”.

She’s playing moby.

Are there extremists there? Sure. You have 4,000 - 5,000 people show up, you’re going to get a “range.”

56 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:22am

re: #49 Idle Drifter

OK, she’s suffering from short term memory loss. Her medical chart must read like a shopping list.

Anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, etc.

57 nikis-knight  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:24am

Zombie’s right, it’s clearly satire.
Though, much more fashionable than usual.

You can’t tar tea parties with the ideology of the counter-protesters.

58 Emerald  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:28am

The thing to remember with these fringe groups is the underlying cause is nothing more than a justification for their behavior. They show up to a big event, and they can pretend their support is bigger than it really is. They get their screen time and a chance to act out. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t do any good; they aren’t interested in results, just an excuse to make a scene.

59 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:35am

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I’m getting a little uncomfortable with the revolution stuff. It’s starting to verge on anti-Americanism under the guise of patriotism.

Chicken?

60 Big Steve  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:37am

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I’m getting a little uncomfortable with the revolution stuff. It’s starting to verge on anti-Americanism under the guise of patriotism.

Kilgore…..I wouldn’t worry….we can’t have a revolution in that we wouldn’t get our Starbucks like the guy in the foreground of you photo

61 zombie  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:45am

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I’m getting a little uncomfortable with the revolution stuff. It’s starting to verge on anti-Americanism under the guise of patriotism.

The sign says “The answer to 2009 is 1776.”

As long as they stick to muskets, I think we can handle them.

62 Ed from Ohio  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:10:50am

I would hardly call the tea party protests “extremism.” It’s a bunch of people who normally would never protest because they have, you know, jobs and kids and stuff, actually protesting the most fiscally irresponsible administration in our nation’s history. And before I get smeared as some sort of nut, I bitched about spending under Bush too. It’s not really a right or left issue, it’s um…..simple math? Get it? The path we’re on is not sustainable, this isn’t extremism. It’s the first amendment. And these protests are long overdue.

63 Oh no...Sand People!  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:11:04am

re: #37 JammieWearingFool

She she be called the Tea Bag Hag.

In the words of Mr. Tee:
“I pity the foo…”

64 Erik The Red  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:11:10am

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I’m getting a little uncomfortable with the revolution stuff. It’s starting to verge on anti-Americanism under the guise of patriotism.

The answer is to going back to what the Founding Fathers visioned for this country. The Constitution is not a living document.

65 Ben Hur  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:11:16am

Tea Time
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 15, 2009; 10:27 AM

Some Fox News hosts have been pushing the tea party protests slated for hundreds of cities today, almost to the point that they seem to be the ringmasters of the event.

“It’s now my great duty to promote the tea parties. Here we go!” Fox business anchor Stuart Varney said the other day.

But there’s another side to this saga. Most of the mainstream media fell down on the job, ignoring the growing movement or mocking it as a bunch of wingnuts.

66 Ward Cleaver  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:11:19am

re: #54 Walter L. Newton

Oh goody, now we can listen to three hours of Rush lying to us. Another tool of the plutocracy.

I heard him earlier, ranting about the “Obama DHS memo”. Oh brother. Read it, Rush (including the date)!

67 Killgore Trout  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:11:41am

re: #60 Big Steve

The revolution will not be catered.

68 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:12:11am

re: #62 Ed from Ohio

I would hardly call the tea party protests “extremism.” It’s a bunch of people who normally would never protest because they have, you know, jobs and kids and stuff, actually protesting the most fiscally irresponsible administration in our nation’s history. And before I get smeared as some sort of nut, I bitched about spending under Bush too. It’s not really a right or left issue, it’s um…..simple math? Get it? The path we’re on is not sustainable, this isn’t extremism. It’s the first amendment. And these protests are long overdue.

Then why did you say “protesting the most fiscally irresponsible administration in our nation’s history.”

How about protesting the most fiscally irresponsible government in our nation’s history, for the last 20 years.

69 Big Steve  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:12:13am

re: #67 Killgore Trout

The revolution will not be catered.

LOL

70 [deleted]  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:12:24am
71 LGoPs  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:12:31am

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I’m getting a little uncomfortable with the revolution stuff. It’s starting to verge on anti-Americanism under the guise of patriotism.

I hope you were just as uncomfortable with the treasonous behavior of the left during the last eight years. Would you consider that behavior to be un-American?

72 opinionated  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:12:35am

She isn’t joining, she is making fun of the tea party demonstration.

Her outfit looks like she is emulating a British nobleman and her tag is sarcastic.

73 Ringo the Gringo  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:12:53am

I think she’s attempting to be ironic.

Here in LA Code Pink will be holding a counter protest this afternoon…They will be protesting against the Tea Party at the Santa Monica Pier.

74 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:13:47am

re: #60 Big Steve

Kilgore…..I wouldn’t worry….we can’t have a revolution in that we wouldn’t get our Starbucks like the guy in the foreground of you photo

Don’t tread on me! And don’t spill my soy double-shot no-foam latte.

75 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:13:55am

re: #23 godfrey

It’s probably more accurate to say she’s drawn to the limelight.

Any limelight, apparently.

Like a moth. And less useful.

76 Sifty  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:14:13am

That hag would leave a ring around the Potomac if she fell in.

77 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:14:17am

re: #70 taxfreekiller

this tea party stuff that just scares me to no end ,,
Americans taking part in the give and take of governance

could be we need to change our hope

Americans are taking part in a catharsis, a little social massaging to make them feel good, and in the end, you will still have the same fucking big interest politicians, right and left, running the country into the ground.

It’s a feel good day, nothing more.

78 Ringo the Gringo  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:14:42am

Unfortunately when you take to the streets the kooks will take the lead.

79 Sifty  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:14:49am

re: #73 Ringo the Gringo

Let the pathetic skags come.

80 doppelganglander  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:14:57am

re: #54 Walter L. Newton

Oh goody, now we can listen to three hours of Rush lying to us. Another tool of the plutocracy.

Does your radio lack an off switch? You are just Mr. Cranky Pants today.

81 Max Darkside  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:15:09am

re: #51 Killgore Trout

I’m getting a little uncomfortable with the revolution stuff. It’s starting to verge on anti-Americanism under the guise of patriotism.

The definition of Patriotism will further blur.

82 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:15:11am

re: #68 Walter L. Newton

Then why did you say “protesting the most fiscally irresponsible administration in our nation’s history.”

How about protesting the most fiscally irresponsible government in our nation’s history, for the last 20 years.

When it comes to fiscal irresponsibility, Bush (either one) was Amateur Hour compared to Obama.

83 Ty85719  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:15:46am

If any of these crashers interrupt a protest in which the protesters have acquired a permit, they need to escort the crashers from the premises, or have them arrested if they refuse

84 Sifty  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:15:54am

re: #77 Walter L. Newton

Perhaps if we all sat in our cars in the garage with the engine running…

85 debutaunt  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:16:14am

re: #62 Ed from Ohio

I would hardly call the tea party protests “extremism.” It’s a bunch of people who normally would never protest because they have, you know, jobs and kids and stuff, actually protesting the most fiscally irresponsible administration in our nation’s history. And before I get smeared as some sort of nut, I bitched about spending under Bush too. It’s not really a right or left issue, it’s um…..simple math? Get it? The path we’re on is not sustainable, this isn’t extremism. It’s the first amendment. And these protests are long overdue.

Bush set aside his free market principles and 0 is running with that idea.

86 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:16:16am

re: #80 doppelganglander

Does your radio lack an off switch? You are just Mr. Cranky Pants today.

I’m just making an observation, I was using the royal “we.” I already turned him off.

I don’t support tools of the government, either side.

87 nonic  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:16:32am

re: #62 Ed from Ohio

Wall Street Journal: Tax Day Becomes Protest Day
How the tea parties could change American politics
[Link: online.wsj.com…]

88 nikis-knight  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:16:37am

re: #68 Walter L. Newton

Then why did you say “protesting the most fiscally irresponsible administration in our nation’s history.”

How about protesting the most fiscally irresponsible government in our nation’s history, for the last 20 years.

Do the math. Orders of magnitude matter, Walter, whether you are too beyond “left/right” to be able to see that or not.

89 LGoPs  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:16:51am

re: #77 Walter L. Newton

Americans are taking part in a catharsis, a little social massaging to make them feel good, and in the end, you will still have the same fucking big interest politicians, right and left, running the country into the ground.
It’s a feel good day, nothing more.

I don’t think anyone can predict how this will play out and evolve. However, I do think that it is completely predictable that if nothing is done, then your analysis will continue to remain true.

90 Athos  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:17:05am
She’s simply drawn to the extremism.

Wow, she’s getting to be as much of a media whore as Chuckie Schumer.

91 Sifty  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:17:44am

re: #85 debutaunt

Bush opened the door a crack, and 0 and ACORN are banging it open like a screen door in a hurricane.

92 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:17:58am

re: #84 Sifty

Perhaps if we all sat in our cars in the garage with the engine running…

I have some better idea, but I can’t post them here, and they don’t involve sitting on ones ass. So, you missed the point, you don’t get the stuffed bunny… you wouldn’t have the nerve to go where I would go.

93 opinionated  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:18:03am

These demonstrations have an inherent defect.

Because they are spread out, turn out is limited and can be ignored.

In this country, the only demonstrations that gets noticed and may have consequences are mass demonstrations in Washington.

Get two million people to Washington and you’ve got something.

94 Emperor Norton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:18:25am

re: #54 Walter L. Newton

Oh goody, now we can listen to three hours of Rush lying to us. Another tool of the plutocracy.

They’re starting to bash Limbaugh now? Is nothing sacred?

95 Cygnus  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:18:51am

re: #60 Big Steve

Kilgore…..I wouldn’t worry….we can’t have a revolution in that we wouldn’t get our Starbucks like the guy in the foreground of you photo

Product Placement - just like on The Truman Show!

96 Kosh's Shadow  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:19:28am

She seems to be a media darjeeling.

97 vagabond trader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:20:17am

Pretty funny, since we were assured by some that it would be the right wingnuts who took over the protests.

Is CP protesting the war or anything important as they usually do? Cuz, you know, their hero is kinda dragging his feet on the promised skeedaddle out of Iraq.

98 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:20:25am

re: #96 Kosh’s Shadow

She seems to be a media darjeeling.

She certainly isn’t chai about getting media attention.

99 Simply Me  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:20:34am

She can never resist a chance to dress up and play for the cameras.

100 Cygnus  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:20:44am

re: #96 Kosh’s Shadow

She seems to be a media darjeeling.

Who’s probably going a bit Earl Gray.

101 mikalm  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:20:50am

re: #96 Kosh’s Shadow

She seems to be a media darjeeling.

And she’s dressed as that great nobleman, Earl Grey.

102 redstateredneck  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:21:02am

re: #96 Kosh’s Shadow

She seems to be a media darjeeling.


How pekoetious of you to notice!

103 mikalm  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:21:07am

re: #100 Cygnus

GMTA

104 Rexatosis  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:21:10am

“One couldn’t really call it a protest. Not until Medea waltzed in clad in her garish trademark pink ensemble. Only then did it become a ‘protest.’”

105 LGoPs  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:22:24am

re: #98 Occasional Reader

She certainly isn’t chai about getting media attention.

I wish she was a chamomile and change her colors. I’m sick of pink.

106 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:22:39am

re: #92 Walter L. Newton

I have some better idea, but I can’t post them here

So, now I’m curious.

If you have better ideas about making a political impact, why can’t you post them on a public forum?

107 redstateredneck  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:23:20am

re: #105 LGoPs

I wish she was a chamomile and change her colors. I’m sick of pink.

Red Zinger?

108 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:23:41am

re: #105 LGoPs

I wish she was a chamomile and change her colors. I’m sick of pink.

She’s been wearing pink since… oo,long ago, I think.

109 Pietr  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:24:58am

re: #107 redstateredneck

Red Zinger?

Shhh…..they try to hide those ‘Red’ affiliations…we aren’t supposed to know, remember…..

/white smoke…..

110 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:25:16am

re: #106 Occasional Reader

So, now I’m curious.

If you have better ideas about making a political impact, why can’t you post them on a public forum?

Don’t bait me. Charles has warned me not to go there, and I have respected his wish. Most Lizards are well aware that I don’t think our current political system is any way in our control anymore, and it doesn’t matter who we vote for, who is in DC or who says they are doing what ever for us, it’s all a sham.

You do the math.

111 Opinionated  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:25:16am

Does the media ever look at itself?

So much criticism of FOX for pushing these events.

If not for the media and press -all of them- pimping for Louis Farrakhan, spreading the word, weeks and months before the event- he wouldn’t have gotten a thousand people to Washington for his million man bullshit.

112 The Other Les  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:25:21am

re: #47 Ward Cleaver

That’s right, and the fourteenth anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing, too.

We have to remember that McVeigh was a neo-nazi acting out an Aryan martyrdom fantasy, and as such used the anniversary of the Waco Massacre as an attempt to create the appearance of legitimacy for his actions.

113 The Other Les  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:26:34am

re: #67 Killgore Trout

The revolution will not be catered.

I’m making lunch at the moment.

114 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:27:02am

Two observations:

1. That’s a cute pink outfit she’s got there.

2. It was bound to happen.

115 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:28:01am

re: #9 DaddyG

General Washington should kick her butt, take his uniform back and dye it blue again.

I am sure that General Washington would never harm a lady. Martha, on the other hand, would probably have no inhibitions.

116 SixDegrees  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:29:27am

re: #93 opinionated

These demonstrations have an inherent defect.

Because they are spread out, turn out is limited and can be ignored.

In this country, the only demonstrations that gets noticed and may have consequences are mass demonstrations in Washington.

Get two million people to Washington and you’ve got something.

Frankly, I’ve never seen any protest produce any meaningful results. Ever. As Walter said, they’re a feel-good event for the participants. The supposed targets don’t give a rat’s ass. In the end, nothing is accomplished.

Well, that isn’t completely true. If enough people show up, it will attract the attention of corporate marketing departments, and somebody will start selling a shampoo and cereal targeted at the participants. But that’s the end of it.

If you want to accomplish something, toss fiscally irresponsible politicians out of office when the midterms roll around. In general, simply voting against any incumbent will accomplish this if enough people do it. But that’s the only thing that’s going to have any tangible impact.

117 'Nam Grunt  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:29:39am

Doesn’t matter if people don’t like conservatives having Tea Party’s to protest the terrible direction the left wing radicals are trying to take our Nation, it’s a fact that they want to turn America into a socialist communist Country in order to have power over regular folks and stop them from even mowing their yards. The people that are out in public squares and wherever today protesting against what our Gov. has become (75% of them) would never have dreamed of going out into the streets of America to protest against our Gov. because they aren’t involved in political back and forth, that we see in the MSM, they are just normal Americans that have had enough and don’t want to see our Country taken down by communists!

118 Code Red 21  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:29:40am

re: #81 Max Darkside

The definition of Patriotism will further blur.

The definition of patriotism has already been blurred almost to the point of being unrecognizable when Joe, the Blowhard, Biden said paying taxes was the patriotic thing to do.

119 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:30:05am

re: #39 Occasional Reader

Jesus had some advice regarding this, if I recall correctly. (Kind of unpleasant advice, though…)

That would also still leave him with Medea. Hardly worth it.

120 Dr. Shalit  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:31:08am

re: #4 Dr. Shalit

Reply to self - PIMF -“PROTESTETH”

-S-

121 Catttt  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:31:26am

re: #1 Ward Cleaver

Attention whore.

You hit the nail on the head. When you look up “attention whore” in the dictionary, her picture is there.

122 Opinionated  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:31:42am

re: #116 SixDegrees

Frankly, I’ve never seen any protest produce any meaningful results.

Because there haven’t been any really meaningful protests.

The only one that comes to mind is Martin Luther King’s march on Washington and that did change America.

123 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:32:12am

re: #72 opinionated

She isn’t joining, she is making fun of the tea party demonstration.

Her outfit looks like she is emulating a British nobleman and her tag is sarcastic.

I thought she was a pirate.

124 Daria Emmons  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:33:07am

I see no evidence that Medea Benjamin is anything but a party crasher. It is ridiculous to tar Tea Parties by claiming any association with Ms. Benjamin.

125 Sifty  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:33:15am

When folks get too “above the fray” to speak their minds or raise some verbal hell, it begins to appear a great deal like apathy to the casual observer.

The Hopies and Hippies and Commies in this country have been observing us conservatives roll over and hit the snooze button for a lot of years now.

Our so-called “conservative leaders” are as castrated and meek as old Barney Fwank and Swimmer Kennedy. They eat from the same frigging trough, my fucking wallet.

Loud, angry voices scare liberals. That is why they want to shut us up. Confrontation and debate are to be squelched in the schools and bred out of our citizens.

The Leftists and Loonists have all the tools in place to ram in as much bullshit as they can pack into the Commie in Chief’s (mis) administration.

I don’t think tugging smugly on our corduroy lapels and throat-clearing condescendingly at the tax day protests helps this country any more than that fucking creepy leprechaun Ron Paul and his minions do.

The idiots and anarchists, the Troofer nut-jobs and the Nirthers, the supremacists, separatists, dingbats and dip-shits will be outed and ostracized from this reform movement the same way they are ostracized from any other.

126 mikalm  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:34:33am

re: #122 Opinionated

Because there haven’t been any really meaningful protests.

The only one that comes to mind is Martin Luther King’s march on Washington and that did change America.

And look at the newsreels from that event:

Everyone in suits and ties.
Quiet, dignified marching.
Articulate, non-obscenity-punctuated speeches from Dr. King and others.
No giant puppets, goofy costumes, naked people or threatening rhetoric.

127 world turned upside down  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:34:43am

Never been to a “Tea Party”, probably never will, but honestly, I think Charles is being too hard on them. The vast majority are probably good people.

Mike

128 [deleted]  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:34:45am
129 debutaunt  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:35:23am

re: #123 SanFranciscoZionist

I thought she was a pirate.

Is she pro-pirate or agin?

130 nonic  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:35:53am

re: #116 SixDegrees

If you want to accomplish something, toss fiscally irresponsible politicians out of office when the midterms roll around. In general, simply voting against any incumbent will accomplish this if enough people do it. But that’s the only thing that’s going to have any tangible impact.

By what means could enough voters be informed and inspired to do that, to vote politicians out?

131 Cato  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:36:45am

Charles,

I take from your comment that you think the tea parties are “extremist”.
Is that what you believe? If so, is it the view that we are taxed enough that is extreme or the protests themselves?

132 Opinionated  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:38:24am

re: #123 SanFranciscoZionist

I thought she was a pirate.

Careful. There may be a retired Navy Seal in the crowd.

133 LGoPs  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:38:29am

re: #128 Iron Fist

Also the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. I wonder if they even teach about Lexington and Concord in schools anymore?

The only Concord our school kids know about is the Concord Grape Jelly on their sandwiches….
/

134 Dustyvet  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:40:30am

re: #129 debutaunt

Is she pro-pirate or agin?

I see she’s waring those cheap pirate earrings, paid a buccaneer for em…:)

135 Ojoe  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:41:28am

Patriotism is


An ever fixe’d mark


That looks upon the pinkest

And is not shaken.

(apologies to W.S.)

136 sattv4u2  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:42:24am

Code Pink at DC Tea Party

Have puppets and mis-spelled signs ,,

Will Travel

137 Catttt  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:43:21am

re: #132 Opinionated

Careful. There may be a retired Navy Seal in the crowd.

That would be just desserts for her royal pinkness.

138 Occasional Reader  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:44:02am

re: #110 Walter L. Newton

Most Lizards are well aware that I don’t think our current political system is any way in our control anymore, and it doesn’t matter who we vote for, who is in DC or who says they are doing what ever for us, it’s all a sham.

If you really believe that, why don’t you emigrate?

I don’t mean this to be snark, I’m completely serious.

139 Ojoe  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:44:09am

re: #130 nonic

By what means could enough voters be informed …

By reading blogs like this.

140 sattv4u2  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:45:39am

re: #130 nonic

By what means could enough voters be informed and inspired to do that, to vote politicians out?

School Vouchers

Less kids coming out of government controlled schools

141 SixDegrees  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:46:14am

re: #130 nonic

By what means could enough voters be informed and inspired to do that, to vote politicians out?

You’re using one of the most effective tools for such organizing right now.

Protests are completely ineffective. Huge numbers of people turned out to protest the war in Iraq on dozens of occasions in hundreds of locations. And we’re still there. Protests against the Vietnam war dwarfed those involving Iraq, and went on for years - with no effect. Protests are part of the background noise. They accomplish nothing, except as already noted.

As for disseminating information, all any voter ever has to do is pick up a newspaper or turn on a radio. It’s no secret that the proposed Federal budget sports a phantasmagorically huge deficit; it’s been all over the news for months.

142 Barking Pumpkin  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:46:48am

Could have been worse. It could have been the “Breasts not Bombs” crew.
/Eewwww. I just threw up in my mouth a little thinking about it. Feh.

143 Shug  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:47:51am

Tax the Poor


Medea, we already do sweetie

Ever heard of the Lotto?
and cigarettes?
and beer?

they pay plenty.

but I agree, they can pay more

144 mikalm  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:48:50am

re: #143 Shug

Someone once defined Lotto as, “a tax on the stupid.”

145 nonic  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:51:06am

re: #140 sattv4u2

School Vouchers

Less kids coming out of government controlled schools

I think you’re putting the cart before the horse. First you have to have enough people voting IN politicians who support school vouchers.

Whatever you want, you have to have the politicans who support it. To get them in office, you have to have enough voters vote for them.

146 alegrias  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:51:20am

Sorry I missed any lizards at the DC Tea Party, where it drizzled, then poured when I got close enough to hear the speakers. I did not see Medea Benjamin’s Code Pink people, because there were plenty of normal people there who aren’t attention whores.

My tea bag of chai is delicious, after having been on my lapel as a symbol of my disgust with pork barreling politics.

147 alegrias  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:52:54am

re: #138 Occasional Reader

If you really believe that, why don’t you emigrate?

I don’t mean this to be snark, I’m completely serious.

* * **
Thank you OR.

Our government is perfectly in control! Democrat control.

148 Pietr  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:53:56am

re: #118 Code Red 21

The definition of patriotism has already been blurred almost to the point of being unrecognizable when Joe, the Blowhard, Biden said paying taxes was the patriotic thing to do.

And Harry Reid said it was ‘VOLUNTARY’…….So why WONT Dems pay taxes?

149 nonic  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:55:39am

re: #141 SixDegrees


You’re using one of the most effective tools for such organizing right now.

Precisely. See “Tax Day Becomes Protest Day” [Link: online.wsj.com…]

Protests attract media. Media generates publicity. Publicity increases following. Larger following increases clout.

Maybe you weren’t around for the Civil Rights marches.

150 Canoe Train  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:57:49am

re: #8 Erik The Red

Indeed. Let her organize her own damn protests. Leave others well enough alone.

151 bolivar  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 12:05:14pm

Is it me or is that just about the homliest woman you have ever seen? I am no prize but, DAMN that is really bad.

152 bolivar  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 12:08:56pm

re: #116 SixDegrees

Everything has to start somewhere. The fact that reason got the shit kicked out of it in November is why this has to start this way. It is an attempt to use the left’s tactics while still not acting like the assholes they are. Of course this means we will be inundated with morons like paulites and pinkos but, what else is new?

153 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 12:16:54pm

re: #128 Iron Fist

Also the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. I wonder if they even teach about Lexington and Concord in schools anymore?

Well, Mrs. O’Houlihan on floor three certainly does.

154 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 12:17:58pm

re: #129 debutaunt

Is she pro-pirate or agin?

Unclear, but I often don’t quite get what Code Pink is for or agin.

155 Cato the Elder  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 12:41:13pm

Well, damn, I sorta-kinda saw this coming:

My theory: Wingnuts on the right saw just how much fun the moonbats on the left had with their Bush Derangement Syndrome circle-jerks for eight full years. Now it’s their turn. We’re only seeing the tip of the ODS iceberg as it begins its ineluctable meltdown. Can our very own Code Puce and Raging Grandpas be far behind?

But I didn’t realize the real Code Pink would jump on the bandwagon.

156 cmarks  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 12:41:15pm

And is that Cindy Sheehan I see in the background?

157 uptight  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 1:40:49pm

Jesus wept.

The one positive I took from Obama’s victory was that we’d see the end of Code Pink et al. That creeps like Cindy and, especially the Liberal Medea would have to get real jobs.

Your right Charles, though - the wrap around effect - at the end of the day all they wanna do is protest.

158 grumpy old codger  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 2:52:25pm

Charles,
Enough! Your quoting or allowing the caption to read that Medea is just attracted to extremism, re the Tea Parties, is just a bit too much. There’sbeen a lot of commentary over the past few days about the DHS guidelines re “extremism”. Are you equating any opposition to increased taxes as tantamount to a posse comitatus? Is everyone who thinks abortion is wrong an extremist? Do you feel the same way about illegal, oh, excuse me, unauthorized immigration? Read the “Corner” article in the NRO. I think you’ve gone overboard in your quest for enemies.

159 code red 21  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 4:20:42pm

Went to our local tea party in beautiful downtown, progressive, Gainesville,FL. Our wacky Ron Paulian neighbor was there, and gave a speech, a few truthers turned out, and quite a few fair tax types were there. It was amazing to have as many people show up, about 400-500, because G’ville is the East coast version of Berkley. Many people driving by laid on their car horns in support. Unlike most protest gatherings our police officers mainly spent their time looking bored and talking on their cell phones and not ducking for cover. All in all it was a cross section of America, young and old, some long hairs and little ones with Mom and Dad holding up signs. I hope this is a portent of America’s future, peaceful protests, not blood in the streets, when we take back our government and have them work for us not us work for them.

160 Photon Cowboy  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 5:33:06pm

Do I need new eye glasses or do the same ugly women show up at every code pink function I’ve ever seen ? These seem to be the kind of people that you can never please. You voted against Bush ,Who wasn’t even running for office and elected a new president. Now you have what you wanted ,so why don’t you go away ! Get a real job and stop protesting for awhile. It’s my turn to protest now.

161 slotgun  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 6:39:47pm

Medea Benjamin is to public policy what Paris Hilton is to high society: She’s not famous for being talented in any particular way, just for managing to get her face plastered all over when big-draw events are staged.

On second thought, Paris at least had the sex tape. Good Lord, I shudder to think of Benjamin in front of THAT kind of camera …

162 Totally Berserk  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 7:46:31pm

Is that Medea or Medusa… yeesh… my eyes, MY EYES!

163 mrclark  Wed, Apr 15, 2009 8:54:54pm

re: #18 godfrey

Tea parties are “extremist”?


Dude..I was thinking the same thing. It is now deemed “extremist” to protest an overbearing government.

Heck… I thought it was ‘American’ to publicly voice your opposition to high taxation, and politicians who disregard and disrespect their constituents…

‘extremist’….Amazing.

164 hopefulone  Thu, Apr 16, 2009 2:51:20am

“She’s simply drawn to the extremism.” “Extremism” is Charles’ label for the tea parties, huh? I endured the chilling rain in DC for a couple of hours, never saw this woman, but did have nice chats with average Americans. Sure there were a few kooks—but some of them practically live in Lafayette Square. It cost me dearly to attend but it was worth it to be one of the thousands in DC, which was one of 800 across the country. (Multiply that 800 by about 1,000 people who attended and it could be that 1,000,000 took time out to voice support for the Constitution and deride government excesses.)

165 eaglewingz08  Thu, Apr 16, 2009 6:36:39am

I think Charles was using tongue in cheek in using ‘extremism’ based upon that scurrilous and libelous DHS screed on ‘rightwing extremism’. It’s funny how republican/conservative ‘extremists’ hold jobs and look like normal everyday patriotic Americans, but leftwing extremists look and act like looneytunes.

166 Jaded  Thu, Apr 16, 2009 9:08:17am

I am so glad I didn’t go to DC yesterday and attended Merrifield instead I have confronted that bitch many times while counterprotesting the anti-war tools in DC and I would have not been nice yesterday!


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