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Are Republicans as equal as the Code Pinkos?

I guess we'll see. They've asked for a protest permit with the same privileges as the Code Pinkos... in Berkeley. Who's betting that their request will be denied?

The Berkeley College Republicans are looking to get the same permit privileges that anti-war group Code Pink use to protest outside the Marine recruiting center in Downtown Berkeley.

Working with Councilmember Kriss Worthington, the group is asking for sound waiver permits and a parking spot reservation outside the center on Wednesdays from 12 to 4 p.m., the same time Code Pink protests outside the center, said Kimberly Wagner, activism chair for the Berkeley College Republicans.

"(Code Pink's) claim is that they're protecting free speech," she said. "I kind of don't feel they are, they are inhibiting the recruitment center in general. It's important that they are not unopposed, that there are people willing to fight them. Even though it's Berkeley, the liberal center of America, there will be people (opposed)."

Worthington is working to have the item appear on an agenda in May.

My guess is that their request will be denied.

The group is also circulating to make the recruitment center a protected zone -- sure to go over well with the Berkeley libs.

While I'm glad that someone in Berkeley is standing up to the Code Pinkos (it sure as hell needed to be done), I can't help but wonder what the Marines think. I highly doubt that they ever anticipated that opening a recruitment center in Berkeley would bring on this much attention or put them in this kind of political crossfire. And I doubt that they want this much protesting going on in front of their office, even if it is to support them. It's great that the College Republicans are doing this, but I don't see how it improves the situation for the Marines -- do you?

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

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Comments (16)

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dr lava:


Don't "forget" American Idol tonight Wizbangers!

Sometime you take an action... (Below threshold)

Sometime you take an action simply to prove a point. Either way it goes the Berzkley republicans will do that.

4062:I'm guessing ... (Below threshold)


I'm guessing that's how many brain cells dr lava loses every minute of every day.

It would explain his utter contempt of context and relevance and the need to occasionally explain his cryptic, off-topic, and unfathomable outbursts...


I almost wish they'd DARE t... (Below threshold)

I almost wish they'd DARE to say no to the College Republicans. Then they (CR) can begin a media blitz and expose the Berkeley frauds.

What do the College Republi... (Below threshold)

What do the College Republicans want to protest against?

The New GI Bill?

Oh yeah, that's just wasteful social spending that will give money to layabout veterans and prevent further tax cuts.

JT - "4062: I'm guessin... (Below threshold)

JT - "4062: I'm guessing that's how many brain cells dr lava loses every minute of every day.

Maybe I'm a bit confused (in a real "questioning sense not in the "dr lava" sense), but wouldn't you need to be in possession of a few brain cells in order to lose said brain cells?

If you were to protest that... (Below threshold)

If you were to protest that close, how would you ever get the smell off?

Ref #5. You are correct abo... (Below threshold)

Ref #5. You are correct about the GOP not supporting the new GI Bill. That is a proven fact, and I would like to know why, as their BS slogan is support the troops.

Ref #7. I do not mean to insult the women who read or comment on this site, but I have to agree, how can that fish smell ever wear off. And why do those left wing (way, way left wing) pink things call themselves "Code Pink?"

We all know when men mention "pink" it pertains to a certain area on a womens body. When it comes to those " code pink" idiots, the word starts with a C and is four letters long.

Again, I apologize to all the decent ladies reading or posting on this site.

Let 's put the honesty of l... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

Let 's put the honesty of liberals to the test. Let 's have a balanced budget and put our veterans at the top. Let 's give each of our combat veteran $1M dollars in the GI bill. What other cuts in spending you want to have? You don't want tax cuts? Let 's have socialism and nationalize all industries. No tax cuts to dirty corporations.

Easy enough: If Berkeley d... (Below threshold)

Easy enough: If Berkeley denies it, start the lawsuits. Keep them coming.

Allen, I find your comments... (Below threshold)

Allen, I find your comments uncalled for, un-needed and just deviant.

People (civilized) want a permit to demonstrate in support of something. Only a liberal would think you only gather to complain about something. ww

Whenever the Code Pink prot... (Below threshold)

Whenever the Code Pink protests in Berkeley come up I feel like mentioning, again, that this particular recruiting station is an officer selection station and not trying to recruit high school students.

They are recruiting, among other college graduates, those graduating from Berkeley. None of these "recruits" could possibly be considered economically oppressed or vulnerable... the charges generally made by anti-recruiters like Code Pink.

When Obama gets in office w... (Below threshold)

When Obama gets in office we need to pull together and disband the military all together. All the money saved could go to peaceful global social programs. The military simply isn't needed or wanted in a peaceful society. lets set an example for the word to follow. I mean when was the last time the USA was attacked? it's nicer to resolve problems by talking not with crude bone head violence. Get Peace a chance!


Marines report that recruit... (Below threshold)

Marines report that recruitment is way up in Berkeley thanks to all publicity generated from Code Pink protests. It is a positive outlook for the future of leadership in USA if smart college students like Berkeley students are recognizing the advantages of spending some time devoted to service to their country before they delve into other careers.

To Gobama: Perhaps you wer... (Below threshold)

To Gobama: Perhaps you were too young to remember but we were attacked 9/11 not to mention the multiple other bombings at embassies, the US Cole and the kidnapping, torture and murder of American citizens abroad by extremists. A must read for you is Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower".

I find it extremely excitin... (Below threshold)

I find it extremely exciting when a blogger cant even get their information straight. Berkeley College Republicans just want this showdown in Berkeley to end! Council member Worthington notified the pro-troop group that the only thing likely to pass at the Berkeley City Council is the equal rights permit. Sooo... they had a choice, sit back and watch Code Pink torment the Marines or get equal permits as Code Pink and have a support the troops rally every week.
Im glad that they are standing up to those clowns in Berkeley and representing the REST OF AMERICA!






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