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Why Isn't She Locked Up Somewhere?

Last Friday, as President Bush was giving a speech to a bunch of brand-new American citizens (wow... imagine becoming an American on Independence Day, with the President himself attending and congratulating you. Makes me almost wish I hadn't been born an American so I could do something like that.), the narcissistic assholes at Code Pink showed up and raised their usual ruckus. And, as usual, the cops hauled 'em off.

The first Pink Stinker to strike is "Desiree Farooz," who runs at the president waving her banner or pantaloons or something. If that name seems familiar, it's because she was the same dipshit who assaulted Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice last October.

Missed that? Secretary Rice was in the Capitol to give testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee when Farooz, from the audience, leaped up and charged her, shouting and waving bloody hands. She got close enough to put her hands around Secretary Rice's head and stood there for several seconds before security officers hauled her off.

Here's video, posted by someone who wholeheartedly approves of Farooz's actions:

As I watched the Rice/Farooz video, it seemed strangely familiar to me. Nothing about the action or the people or the consequences of it, but the general atmosphere, the timing, all put me in mind of another incident where a nutjob got a little too close and escaped scrutiny:

By the timers on each video, Hinckley got off all his shots in about two seconds. Farooz, on the other hand, got within literally inches of the Secretary of State of the United States and stayed there, shouting and waving her hands at her head, for about twice that.

At the time of the Rice incident, I said that if I were President Bush, I'd inform the congressional leadership that they had seen the last of any administration officials on Capitol Hill until some serious guarantees were given for their physical safety. SOMEONE gave Farooz and her fellow psychopaths passes to the hearing, SOMEONE told the Capitol Police (who have had more than their share of run-ins with Code Stink) to not make sure they were excluded, SOMEONE made sure that there was no security officer in front of Dr. Rice, only behind her.

And it just isn't Code Pink and their stupid theatrics. Farooz assaulted the person third fourth in line for the presidency. Numerous other conservatives have been the victims of assault and battery for the sin of being an outspoken conservative.

The trick, you see, is to use a pie as your weapon. If you attack some public figure with a pie, then it's only a prank. No one takes it overly seriously.

That's why the guy who pied Vermont's sitting governor, Jim Douglas, will most likely not get charged with anything serious.

Other conservatives have been given the pie treatment at public appearances. Ann Coulter managed to dodge two thrown by assholes in Tuscon. Pat Buchanan got nailed with salad dressing. (That one I can almost accept, it being Pat Buchanan.) William Kristol was pied in Indiana.

Those are just four off the top of my head. I'm sure that you folks can name your own.

Yes, a pie in the face is classic slapstick comedy. But it's also assault and battery. It's also a form of the "heckler's veto" -- shutting down the speaker through physical means. (Coulter, Kristol, and Rice continued their scheduled appearances; Buchanan, who was quite thoroughly messed, canceled his speech to go clean himself up.)

These are the same people who tend to say things like "violence is never the answer." (Unless, apparently, it's funny and applied to people you don't like.) These are the ones who shout most loudly about THEIR rights, as they cheerfully violate those of others.

And I wonder where it will lead.

Shouting and waving signs used to be the traditional forms of protest. That didn't work well enough. So now the protesters need to get literally "in the face" with their adversaries and MAKE THEM SHUT UP.

I see how this can lead, and I don't like it. Sooner or later some speaker (or a security guard) will see the pie-wielding would-be assailant rushing the stage and stop them -- forcefully.

Maybe even fatally.

Then we'll really hear the howls of protest. "Murder" will be the least of the charges they'll make.

I was 13 when President Reagan was shot. I saw that video above over and over and over and over. I don't need to wonder what might happen when some psycho with something in his (or her) hands gets too close to someone prominent, I've seen it.

So when I see some crazed person rush someone of some renown, like President Bush or Secretary Rice or Coulter or Buchanan or Kristol, I find myself hoping like hell that the most serious casualty will be a suit of clothes.

And not another Ronald Reagan. Or Pim Fortuyn. Or John Lennon. Or Theo Van Gogh. Or Rebecca Schaeffer.

All attacked (and, with the exception of the amazingly lucky Reagan, killed) by nutcases that got too close and weren't stopped.

Code Pink has exactly one useful purpose: they serve as a handy way to identify a whole group of assholes at once. And I think they are rapidly approaching (if not past) the point where that continues to be a useful function.

Time to shut them down before someone gets hurt.

If we're lucky, it'll only be one of them.


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Comments (34)

There is one comical eleme... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

There is one comical element to this moonbattery, and that is the lefty zealots really believe this helps their cause.

For example, this lefty poster at KOS is bragging she forges press passes for Code Pink. If anyone commenting in her thread disagrees with her premises that the pinkos that disrupt an event, especially a swearing in ceremony for new citizens is not constructive to the lefty cause, she goes off with rapid fire cursing.

Daily KOS LINK

Sampling:

Thank you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU CodePink, for refusing to allow that traitorous, fascist, murdering CREATURE occupying the White House a moment of the peace that he consistently denies to others
Frankly, you have a damn nerve coming around saying that CODEPINK "does more harm than good", you stinking hypocrite
Fuck off and die, you lazy, bullshitting, cowardly, selfish, deadwood, useless, slimy piece of shit
So fuck off and die, you selfish, dishonest, cowardly and useless piece of shit.

Of course these are the Obama thugs that have alienated the Hillary supporters. And the poster at Daily Kos mentioned above claimed there is no proof their tactics turn people off.

So everybody please, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don't let them know but they do more harm than good for their candidate. We want them to keep on keep'in on.

Poll: Some Clinton supporters still not embracing Obama

A growing number of Clinton supporters polled say they may stay home in November instead of casting their ballot for Obama

Lefties may throw pies at conservatives to try and silence them, but it's a real hoot watching them fling poo at each other especially at those that haven't quite mastered the goose-step.

Dang, my link looked OK in ... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

Dang, my link looked OK in the Comment Preview.

Poll: Some Clinton supporters still not embracing Obama

That looks mo betterer.

This is the precisely the k... (Below threshold)
arcman Author Profile Page:

This is the precisely the kind of behavior that shows to us that these people are not liberals, as they say. They are fascists and leftists. Free speech only matters if it is their speech being spoken. They will try to shut down all others. Classical liberalism is more like what those of us on the conservative side practice. I have yet to hear about protests and assaults from conservatives on Leftist speakers, but this bs has become common place. They get away with it because there is no consequences to their action. Start throwing these a**wipes in jail, and maybe they would start to think about what they are doing. No, that would assume that they can think for themselves.

Opps, here the <a href="htt... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:

Opps, here the Daily Kos Link

Conservatives complain abou... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Conservatives complain about their politicians being heckled and getting a little blood placed on them. Boo hoo! Boo hoo! All the while these same politicians had humans waterboarded, to the EVERLASTING SHAME OF THE CONSERVATIVES WHO PLACED THESE POLITICIANS IN POWER --> Did the conservatives complain then? Heck no, they gleefully loved it!!! THAT IS REALLY SICK, conservatives. Thankfully, the Code Pinkers aren't nearly so depraved.

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Conservatives, please don't waterboard me.

I hate to have to tell you ... (Below threshold)
duff65:

I hate to have to tell you this but the secretary of state has not been third in line for the presidency recently. It is the speaker of the house.

Not to worry, Herman--I... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

Not to worry, Herman--I doubt they'd waste the water on ya.

Herman, STFU you useless, h... (Below threshold)
Ted:

Herman, STFU you useless, hypocritical, American-hating, lying sack of pink vomit

Wow, it's FUN to debate like them!

And yep, Jay Tea, you need to check your succession information.

LOL Herman.You're ... (Below threshold)

LOL Herman.

You're joking, right?

These pinko's and other lef... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

These pinko's and other leftists are dysfunctional mentally. ww

Jay asks: "Why Isn't She Lo... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Jay asks: "Why Isn't She Locked Up Somewhere?" This same question can be thrown right back at Mr. Tea with regards to a particular lady Jay mentions: Condoleeza Rice. And where exactly should Ms. Rice be locked up, where should all the Bushy criminals be locked up so that they can, perhaps, undergo the catharsis that would cleanse their souls???

GUANTANAMO.

Think about it, conservatives.

Ms. Rice should be locked u... (Below threshold)
JAP:

Ms. Rice should be locked up for what crime Herman?

Go dye all Your t-shirts pink You weirdo.

Herman: Dude, you really ne... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Herman: Dude, you really need to put down the bong and get back on your prescribed meds.

Actually, all it will take ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Actually, all it will take to stop such crap is for the intended target to give the offender a swift kick in the crotch. It's a technique called 'bio-feedback'. Anti-social behavior begets instant corrective action.

Herman is a prime example of the results one gets when self-medicating.

I second the a'hole comment... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

I second the a'hole comment--"you shall know them by their large, puckered a'holes" to paraphrase a famous quote.

Dead on, Jay.

I note that the only people... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

I note that the only people trying to suppress free speech are the fascists and anarchists on the left, including a goodly number of Muslims. What really scares them so badly are the ideas being spoken.

Perhaps its time to start demonstrating that if you commit a crime against someone else's rights they should suffer the consequences of the laws they have violated.

Nothing turns me so against... (Below threshold)
dnb:

Nothing turns me so against one person's argument as their total lack of consideration of others involved. This was a very special day for our newest citizens, and Code Pink chose to use it and abuse it for their own purposes.

"This was a very special da... (Below threshold)
newton:

"This was a very special day for our newest citizens, and Code Pink chose to use it and abuse it for their own purposes."

I totally agree. It was completely inconsiderate of them! I would say, "Shame on them!", but they have none.

Sometimes, I just wonder if a good, old-fashioned civil war will solve all of this..

So you're "almost" okay wit... (Below threshold)
PookieJ:

So you're "almost" okay with someone getting close enough to assault Pat Buchanan? He's no favorite of mine, either, but that's despicable, Herm...er...Jay Tea.

All someone needs to do is ... (Below threshold)
Headzero:

All someone needs to do is yell 'GUN' when one of these whack jobs rushes up to pie someone. That will be the end of 'oh it was just a pie'.

Why Isn't She L... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:
Why Isn't She Locked Up Somewhere?

You pretty much answered your own question here:

Other conservatives have been given the pie treatment at public appearances. Ann Coulter managed to dodge two thrown by assholes in Tuscon. Pat Buchanan got nailed with salad dressing. (That one I can almost accept, it being Pat Buchanan.) William Kristol was pied in Indiana.

If it's almost acceptable if the recipient of the abuse is someone repugnant to you, it's not all that surprising that others have the same philosophy - but with different ideas about who has it coming.

It would have been a much more convincing post if you had been able to restrain yourself from taking the shot at Buchanan.

Lighten up, Anon Y. Pookie.... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Lighten up, Anon Y. Pookie. It was a throwaway line. The other 99.9% of the post was serious.
You are just looking for nits to pick.

Pies in the face are defini... (Below threshold)

Pies in the face are definitely assault and battery, and they aren't funny any more. What if some evildoer laced a pie with ricin, hmmmm? Such a pie in the face would be at a minimum attempted murder, and would likely be converted to murder one, since there's no antidote for ricin, it's lethal at microgram dosage (IIRC) and it's almost a certainty that some of it would enter the victim's body in such an attack.

Security people have to assume that anyone who rushes a public figure is a potential assassin, even if the only apparent weapon is a cream pie. Deadly force would be justified because security can't assume that the pie is benign.

I don't get it...B... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

I don't get it...

Body guards/security sleeping?

Jeeeeez the guys I hang with, can cover MY ass better than the Secret Service seem to be capable of. WTF is up with that?

These code pink twits need to lose a few teeth.
Once a ZERO tolerance response to aggressive behavior is established, that crap will stop.
If not, add a dislocated elbow to the message ALONG with missing teeth, that should make the point clear.

Every conservative needs to respond harshly to these weeny libtards, the left has NO clue to the anger just waiting to deal with them.

When did the hippy dippy sandal wearing, whale saving, tree hugging, socialist goofballs become the TOUGH guys!!?? WHEN!!!!!?????
I don't f'n THINK SO!!!

You are just looki... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:
You are just looking for nits to pick.

There are other ways that Jay could have registered his disapproval of Buchanan and what he stands for other than suggesting that, in his particular case, it might not be so bad that these tactics were used on him. That thinking is precisely the problem. If these tactics were rightly seen by all parties as an unacceptable assault on civil discourse that always needs to be firmly punished, there would be a lot less of it going on.

My criticism went directly to the point that Jay was inartfully trying to make.

I was going to respond to L... (Below threshold)
PookieJ:

I was going to respond to Les but Anon Y. not only beat me to it but said it better than I could.

Les was right -- it was a t... (Below threshold)

Les was right -- it was a throwaway line, because I'm trying to remember ever saying anything about Pat Buchanan that was not condemning -- and I'm drawing a blank. I think my "can't say ANYTHING nice about him" instinct overpowered my common sense.

That being said, I probably should have left it out in this piece, or played it slightly differently. Maybe something like "no, not even Pat Buchanan deserves this" or something.

I shouldn't have said it, because it really did end up detracting from the focus of my piece.

Sorry.

J.

Millions of Hillary Clinton... (Below threshold)

Millions of Hillary Clinton supporters AREN'T staying home, they're donating to John McCain and will vote for him come November!

http://www.hcsfjm.com

Don't care if it's a pie, s... (Below threshold)
Mike:

Don't care if it's a pie, salad dressing, whatever. There's no way to tell what it is for sure fast enough. They charge at the protectee, they get one warning, with gun drawn, "Stop!" Then shoot. They'll knock the shit off pretty quick after that. If they want to debate, protest, wave signs or sing, I don't care. Go for it. If they want to cause the security folks to go nuts trying to figure out what's a real threat and what isn't then no, sorry, that doesn't fall under free speech. Trying to shout the speaker down, childish and irritating as it is, sure, that doesn't warrant getting shot.

Jeeeeez the guys I... (Below threshold)
Socratease:
Jeeeeez the guys I hang with, can cover MY ass better than the Secret Service seem to be capable of. WTF is up with that?
"If some a**hole in a pink shirt gets within 10 feet of me, you're all fired."

"Yes, Ms. Rice."

I wonder if a country decid... (Below threshold)

I wonder if a country decided they didn't like your president and came over and started a war in your back yard, killed your family and friends, ransacked your house looking for any weapons you might have, deposited dead bodies in your driveway and took away your SUV if you would feel differently about illegal wars? Would you?
Or if your American friends who had been sent to fight in Iraq sent you emails saying "send food -- we're hungry" because their "leaders" hadn't properly prepared for the arrival of thousands of US Troops -- if that would make you feel any differently?
Or if your child was sent home in a body bag at the tender age of 21 for a war that was fought over oil because his countrymen were too lazy to figure out other ways of creating energy -- if you experienced those things, would feel any differently. If not, line up, we can hang you right along with the Bushies.

Desiree Dipshit probably sh... (Below threshold)
John S:

Desiree Dipshit probably shouldn't charge the POTUS waving things. He travels with several snipers. Ever see the mess a 50 caliber head shot makes? It would make good TV.

"If not, line up, we can ha... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

"If not, line up, we can hang you right along with the Bushies."

You will not even be able to "hang" underpants without being dealt with. ...pleeeeze...

.Code Pinkos are sim... (Below threshold)

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Code Pinkos are simply insane, it's really quite amazing and fascinating. The Troops re-enlisting in Baghdad on the 4th is quite a contrast.
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