by John Hawkins | August 13, 2007 4:00 am
Uh-Oh, the Code Pink kooks are going on a hunger strike! Guess they’re going to “speak the truth to power” or “fight for their rights” or “fight for change” or some such cause or another,
“Code Pink, a national grassroots peace movement inspired by Bay Area women, organized the protest to call for an immediate end to the war in Iraq and immediate impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
Protesters walked from the bridge to the Pacific Heights home of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., set up camp, cooked one last carbohydrate-heavy meal and began a hunger strike. About 40 gathered on some terraced steps near the senator’s home, along with a half-dozen police officers.
“We have about eight people who are going to stop eating, including me,” Code Pink spokeswoman Nancy Mancias said.
On Wednesday, the group plans to relocate the hunger strike to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home on Broadway, where they will urge the San Francisco Democrat to hold a town hall meeting with constituents.
Code Pink leaders believe both lawmakers should be doing more to bring the troops home and to rally other Democrats to call for an end to the war.
“Feinstein voted for the war spending bill, and even though Pelosi didn’t, she’s not doing enough to convince others to join her,” Mancias said.
…Their hunger strikes have drawn worldwide attention. In summer 2006, the group was invited to meet with members of the Iraqi parliament in Amman, Jordan, to discuss diplomacy.”
So, what exactly are they even hunger striking for? To get Nancy Pelosi to hold a town hall meeting with her constituents or what? That’s not a very ambitious goal — if that’s it. Wait, maybe they’re trying to end the war.
Which means, in a week or two, they’ll start eating again “on doctor’s orders,” “because they’re hungry,” “because a hot dog vendor walked by,” whatever and everybody will forget the whole thing.
For example, what was the purpose of their hunger strike in 2006? Who the hell knows? Here’s another story about a Code Pink activist doing a hunger strike in Joe Lieberman’s office,
“Leslie Angeline, an activist with Code Pink who staged a 24-day hunger strike in the office of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) to protest his position on Iran, said she dropped her membership from MoveOn after it supported that measure.
“MoveOn is very conservative,” Angeline said. “When they said, ‘We should support the supplemental,’ they betrayed us.”
Angeline’s group has been highly visible on Capitol Hill, sporting bright pink shirts and employing attention-grabbing tactics to spotlight concerns with Democratic and Republican positions on the war.”
Ehr…Joe Lieberman’s position on Iran hasn’t changed and she’s eating — what’s wrong with that picture?
Do these Code Pink loons even understand the whole concept of a hunger strike? You don’t just, not eat for a few days, or eat smoothies and ice cream for a few days, like Cindy Sheehan, and then start eating again even though your demands aren’t met. You’re supposed to withhold sustenance from yourself until you get what you want or keel over dead.
Stupid Code Pink hippies — they practically protest full-time and they can’t even do that right.
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