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Shutting Up the Women at the RNC

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fascism, "damage control", media, freedoms, dishonesty, abuse, opression )

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In this Reuters photo a 'law enforcement' officer clasps his hand over the mouth of a protestor from Code Pink while Sarah Palin is trying to read her lines from the tele-prompter. Hush up, girl! Don't you know Sarah is a feminist? Don't want to hear you.


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Pete Conrads (91)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 6:26 am
Great photo shot :o)

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 7:32 am

Linda H (199)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 12:21 pm
What is it they say?"A picture says a thousand words!" Thanks,Havana!Nice nice name!

Eva L (190)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 1:48 pm
He wasn't shutting up an RNC member, he was shutting up an anti-war protester from Code Pink. Now that's representative of what the RNC does - - shut up the truth while they spout their lies.

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 2:08 pm
Typical Gestapo tactics from our friendly neighborhood FASCIST party.

It amped me up bigtime when McButtwad called the Iraqi war vet in the balcony "ground noice and static" (paraphrasing). Now, the younger vets (Iraq/Afghanistan) are gunning for him (which makes me very happy) bigtime over his voting record on vet issues. GOOD!!!! They need to!

What I am still trying to figure out is, with their security being so damn tight outside the convention, how did a few of our comPATRIOTS manage to infiltrate their inner sanctum?

Louise L (48)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 2:55 pm
This "law enforcement" putting his hand on this woman's mouth is disgusting. He probably just peed and didn't wash his hands! She ought to sue him for more than he's worth (which may not be much, $1.50 or so). Now, about this convention and their overzealous security, I agree with Terrie, Eva, Linda and Felicita. Some good points ladies. Everyone pray to your favorite deity that the elephants go down in November! Thanks for post, Havana.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 3:39 pm
They obviously don't understand how strong code pink has become.
Besides,, who ever heard of shutting up an American woman activist:)
Can't be done:)

Stephanie F (19)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 4:37 pm
I don't looked like he shut her up pretty good to me.

Code pink is a joke.

Bronwyn H (228)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 5:11 pm
What happened to free speech??? Also what right did that person have in putting his hand over the protestor's mouth???

Maureen S (35)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 6:24 pm
There was actually only one woman who should have shut up at the RNC - and it was not the one in the picture. LOL

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 6:27 pm
The RepubliCON propaganda machine let $arah Palin, who met Johnny Boy McCain twice, speak aobut him. ... but his mother, who knows him all his life, was not allowed to speak.

RepubliCON$ have conflicted "family values" ... they choose what's more expedient and convenient than what's right.

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 6:27 pm

"Jesus Christ was a Community Organizer.....
Pontius Pilate was a Governor"

Maureen S (35)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 6:30 pm
I am really going to have to remember that quote, Blue Bunting. It is so profound. "Jesus Christ was a Community Organizer...Pontius Pilate was a Governor" Superb!

Stephanie F (19)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 8:55 pm
"Community Organizer" is just another word for 'Marxist', especially by Obama's standards. The term was made up by Marxist agitator Saul Alinsky, whose writings Obama studied and who founded an organization in Chicago for which Obama worked.

Comparing Jesus to Obama IS a sin.

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 9:38 pm
Steph, Code Pink are heros. The only joke is someone who comes to a site that represents everything they hate just to try and cause trouble. Spew your hateful rhetoric all you want. You'll still be a woman (in Virginia no less) and one day you'll regret the 'values' you upheld.

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 9:40 pm
We won't even be laughing at you when Obama & Biden win the election; we'll just breath a huge sigh of relief and get back to our 'community organizing' to light a fire under our corrupt politicians for the change they all keep promising (on both sides).

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 9:42 pm
RepubliCON women do NOT support Code Pink.

"Jesus Christ was a Community Organizer.....
Pontius Pilate was a Governor"

"...if the choice of a creationist, book-banning, hard-right-wing gun nut proves to be what America's been looking for, that makes me very sad for the future of our country..."

Marian E (152)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 12:14 am

I don't think I believe in sin.

Thank you make me wanna dance!

Marian E (152)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 12:15 am

Nope, I'm quite sure I don't.

Stephanie F (19)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 12:22 am
Havana, I don't think so. :o)

Code pink are anti-American and anti-Military. Enough said.

P.S. I don't 'hate' this site. I quite enjoy it.

Bob F (10)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 12:59 am
Any body who is shocked by the act in the photo needs to know that this has been going on forever. Both partys have done this when it serves the powers in charge. Its always been, shut up and cheer only. If you go with the flow, your fine, but rattle the cage, your out.

Stephen Hannon (203)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 7:06 am
Noted, thanks Havana, another fine job of shutting out the voice of truth by the Republian Nazi Party...

Connie M (8)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 8:57 am
I don't understand why Palin should be blamed for what that officer did. He did it, not her. Go after him, not her. She was at the podium trying to do a speech, I never saw her ask him to do that. Had she of, then you could blame her. I suppose you will tell me that she and McCain told them to do it. I would still have to disagree with you. Goodness, if my children were told it was okay to blame the other guy for everything, I would not like them as much as I do as the adults they have become. If you can't come up with something more crediable, please be quiet.

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 10:06 am
In what way are they Anti-American, and why does being against an unjust war ilegally waged by an illegitimate regime make one anti-military (like that's a bad thing)?

Blaming the other guy would be if a Republican blamed the attack on Ms Evans. Blaming the Republicans for the actions of their attack dogs is entirely appropriate, just as it would be appropriate to blame bush, Rummie, and everyone from them down to the soldiers who abused innocent detainees. bush would like us to go after the soldiers, but as the Nasi soldiers used to say, they were "only following orders."

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 10:06 am
I'll grant you this though, at least you recognize that it was wrong. Thank you, Connie.

Natasha G (23)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 10:56 am
Stephanie -- pointing out that Jesus was a community organizer is not comparing Obama to Jesus. It's just that Palin scoffs at community organizers, saying that they don't do anything.
Without community organizers, you & I, and everyone else who is not a white man would not have the right to vote. Any movement supporting human rights or civil rights or equality has started through grassroots movements.

Sandy v (91)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 12:50 pm
I won't even get started of I will get mad. We still have freedom of speech and protest in this country. We have the right not to have a man touch us. He can excort us out of a closed meeting but not out of a public meeting

Daniel Barker (35)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 2:12 pm
Gee whiz, this is so terrible, it's almost as bad as when pro-lifers get in trouble when they protest an abortion clinic!

Virginia H. (0)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 4:17 pm
This is exactly how they treated the suffragettes!

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Kevin Carty (10)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 5:47 pm
Stephanie, You are not alone. If the shoe was on the other foot and this had happen at the dnc convention they would have called this women a NEO-CON and the security guard a HERO for shutting her up.. With LIBERALS i know you must FEEL AWASH IN A SEA OF IGNORANCE. It is in their NATURE to blame us for everything. They call us ANTI-AMERICAN when it is they that hate the GOVERNMENT or the CONSERVATIVE PART OF IT, they despise the MILITARY and would rather give every dollar of OUR MONEY to foreign oil countries. Like i said WE ARE AWSH IN A SEA OF IGNORANCE!

Eric Straatsma (3802)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 10:00 pm

Another news story about women and their rights to note

Past Member (0)
Monday September 8, 2008, 12:53 am
They shut Code Pink up at the DNC also. Interesting how articles on the police actions at the DNC were not popular here.

And it is not just Repubs who think Code Pink is a joke. They are a bit outdated and use fairly ineffectual methods.

Stephanie F (19)
Monday September 8, 2008, 3:19 am
Thank you, Kevin. =) I'm glad there are a few non-far-left wingers here, like myself.

And it's interesting code pink was protesting at the DNC....I haven't searched so I'm not sure that there's not an article about it here. I'll have to take your word. Thanks for pointing that out, This IS Not America.

Also, I'd like to point out that no such 'protest' (a.k.a rude,obnoxious,disruption) was performed by a right-winger at the DNC. No one tried to yell over a candidate while they were trying to give a speech. Interesting, isn't it? Yeah.


Past Member (0)
Monday September 8, 2008, 6:18 am
And what would a right-winger yell at the DNC? "Keep the war going and send over more kids to die!" "Privatize every last bit of domestic need and infrastructure so that only the richest have nice roads, safe bridges and decent schools!" "Healthcare only for a few, not the 47 million Americans that are without!" Yeah. That would go over well with the American people.

Kevin Carty (10)
Monday September 8, 2008, 7:34 am
SJ SC , your missing the point. Conservatives HAVE ENOUGH RESPECT to let you have your OWN OPINIONS without having to JAM ours down your THROATS. SOME PEOPLES CHILDREN just never learn.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 8, 2008, 8:08 am
Hm. If you want to believe that, fine. *shows respect to let you have your opinion* However, i think that "4 more years of the same of the last 8'!!", is hardly a rallying cry any right-winger would really think would sell to the American public.

I'm sorry, war is not a pretty, polite subject. Any Convention and party that would push for more of it, from Americans, should not expect to have their pleasant soirees unsullied by this reality. Especially if they want to lead these Americans, including the dissenting ones, that have to face and pay for this reality in their everyday lives.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 8, 2008, 9:56 am
I don't really care if code pink is communist, fascist, nazi or whatever. If this voicing down is happening in America we'll really have biggies worldwide.

I like to see people thinking outside of their cracked boxes when it comes to 'freedom of expression'

Natasha G (23)
Monday September 8, 2008, 11:20 am
Kevin--are you seriously kidding me? Conservatives respect differences of opinion? Then why do they want to limit women's reproductive choices, even sex education? Why do they refuse equal rights for homosexuals? Why is it that if you don't wear a flag pin you are considered anti-American?
By definition, liberal: favorable to progress or reform; favoring freedom of action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression
Conservative: disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 8, 2008, 11:32 am
Here is a video of police getting violent with code pink protestor at the DNC. They were rough.

Kevin Carty (10)
Monday September 8, 2008, 3:00 pm
Let me see here, If you are the only hiding deer in the middle of a pack of wolfs do you OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND TELL THEM YOUR THERE or do you keep your mouth SHUT and let them pass. Conservatives didn't have to SNEAK into the dnc convention and start spouting rhetoric. Protesters have there time and place, these people do it for the express desire to GET ARRESTED for nothing more then to bash the REPUBLICANS in the media and no other reason. That's why every one of them should be paying a fine of at least $10,000 dollars or 5 years in prison.

Kevin Carty (10)
Monday September 8, 2008, 3:16 pm
SJ SC, Thinking back over the last 5 presidents 4 of whom i served under while in the military, "except the current Bush" I'm trying to think as to how the last 8 years have personally affected my life. Having spent a career in the military as did my father and my grand father i have to admit it makes me proud to know that my country didn't back down over the last 7 years.
My first tour in the military was under jimmy carter and i was actually ashamed to have been in the military at that time in history. The outright COWARDICE that carter showed to the world is a LEGACY that he will never shed with the Military.
Back to the subject though to think about it MY LIFE HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED ONE BIT IN THE LAST 8 YEARS so another 4 just like it wont change anything.
If NoBAMA and biden get elected OH HOW THIS COUNTRY WILL CHANGE, i will feel just like i did at the end of the 70s into the early 80s. Only this time we will have to start watching out for the NEW CULTURAL REVOLUTION that NoBAMA wants to create with the 18-30 year olds and his SOCIALIST ADVENTURE. Another man tried that experiment in the 1960s his name was MAO ZEDONG and it almost wiped CHINA off the MAP. Yea that's the change that he is promising and i don't want any part of it.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 8, 2008, 3:28 pm

I sincerely and fervently hope so.

CallCongress WriteObama (162)
Monday September 8, 2008, 9:27 pm
Code Pink is pro-troops and pro-American precisely because they are anti-war. How is it that conservatives can say that pro-war = pro-troops, when the vast majority of wars are not necessary but optional in defense of profit or resources. I will die in defense of my country, but I will absolutely NOT die for corporations, and sadly that is what our troops are dying--and killing--for in Iraq. Profits for Big Oil, the MIC and others.

Code Pink can seem silly to people who are stuck in the pro-war mindset engineered by the Republofascists. But ultimately the Constitution guarantees civil rights, no matter what the Republofascists say. Accountability may be sparse today, but with work and over time there will be more tomorrow. More power for the people, less power for the corporations, and more peace as a result.

I've met Liz here in Phoenix. We were thrilled to see her infiltrate security (kinda makes you wonder, eh? I mean, they are the security party, but it's so easy to sneak past 'em) with a message of peace in a hall of war worship.

Code Pink is VERY valuable as a barometer of freedom in a nation that until recently has been trending fascist. And what happend in St. ApPaul was FAR worse than Denver. There will always be bad apples in the police same as the military, but in St. ApPaul they had orders from the FBI and the Secret Service to crack down. THey also conducted domestic syping and pre-emptive raids on peace groups prior ot the convention. That is un-American, a violation of the 4th Amendment, and civil charges CAN and WILL be pressed against the police forces involved in illegal actions, as it should be.

God Help America.

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Monday September 8, 2008, 11:04 pm
Good answer, good answer!
Allright let's see "Code Pink are pro-troops b/c they're anti-war. Survey says:"
Ding ding: 52
The Progressive family wins this argument hands down! Thank you, Joe Z of Phoenix.
Show them what they won, Vanna.
A new president!!!! Yay! The sleek new Obama comes with a new cabinet and lots of room for remodling, yet it has a retro-style of freedom of choice and expression that has all but disappeared in Americo's most recent model.

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 2:07 am
This is the problem, Kevin--all that matters is how it affects YOU.

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 2:42 am
The Code Pink heros at both conventions appear to be having SOMETHING shoved down their throats, if only a heaping serving of STFU. If that isn't the Rethugnuts shoving something down our throats, then what is it?

Natasha G (23)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 1:24 pm
Kevin--I'm happy for you that your life has not been affected by the past eight years. But unfortunately, for many, it has. Some people have had family members killed in the war. Some have lost their homes. Some are struggling to pay for gas for their commute. Except for the latter, I have not been affected by these. I am also lucky to have health insurance. But I know that this is not the case for many in this country. Many are struggling with these problems and more. The new administration will not just be for you, it will be for the entire nation.

Kevin Carty (10)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 3:27 pm
Other then those who lost family members in combat who wanted to be there and that's why they volunteered to go. How is the credit crisis a result of Bush if they couldn't pay for their house who's fault is that MINE? Since Bush has wanted to drill since he got into office its the DEMOCRATS FAULT for not letting us drill for our own oil.

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 11:48 pm
There's just no point in reasoning with someone who is without reason.

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 11:48 pm
or compassion

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 2:00 am
Your doing a heck of a job Brownie:)

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