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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 09:46 AM
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21. If you can't stand the heat then get out of the kitchen
It is the People that force the issues in this country, some for the good and some not so much but still the People are entitled to their right to participate and either applaud or protest.
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  -Barney Frank interrupted Geitner suggesting people in the back of the room lower their signs bridgit  Mar-24-09 09:31 AM   #0 
  - Frankly, I agree with him.  Skidmore   Mar-24-09 09:33 AM   #1 
  - Listening to the republican opening statements was all the silliness I care to hear...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 09:34 AM   #5 
  - Did our two wars end and I missed it? (NT)  Tesha   Mar-24-09 10:28 AM   #45 
  - Exactly, and we have the same game plan that we had for Vietnam.  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:43 AM   #56 
  - We can?!  EFerrari   Mar-24-09 10:48 AM   #62 
  - OH really? What are you doing to stop the wars? Where is your picture  acmavm   Mar-24-09 01:47 PM   #94 
  - Yes, he's right. I'm embarrassed for the Pinkers.  lamp_shade   Mar-24-09 09:33 AM   #2 
  - Were they being disruptive? I don't see that simply holding up signs is disruptive.  cali   Mar-24-09 09:34 AM   #3 
  - In the opinion of the chairman they were  bridgit   Mar-24-09 09:36 AM   #7 
     - It seems to me that interrupting someone who was talking in order to  Raineyb   Mar-24-09 11:36 AM   #86 
        - It happens all the time. Judges, for instance, have a specific perspective on their court from...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 01:06 PM   #92 
           - That's not what Frank did  Raineyb   Mar-24-09 02:39 PM   #95 
              - What Frank did do was recognize a trajectory of possible events before they occured...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 03:06 PM   #97 
  - i love code pink -- and applaud their courage.  xchrom   Mar-24-09 09:34 AM   #4 
  - I agree with that to the degree that they're not disrupting the hearing  cali   Mar-24-09 09:37 AM   #8 
  - Democracy or even our Democratic Republic is NOT a finishing school. The rancorous the BETTER.  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:45 AM   #57 
     - absurd comparison.  cali   Mar-24-09 10:48 AM   #61 
        - Hell, check out the Brits! I love listening to that. CP are getting headlines, even negative ...  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:52 AM   #66 
  - ...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 09:38 AM   #9 
  - ...  xchrom   Mar-24-09 01:40 PM   #93 
  - I think he should have had them sit on either side of Geithner and stand behind him  yurbud   Mar-24-09 10:08 AM   #33 
  - He's right. They do more damage than good with their silliness.  sufrommich   Mar-24-09 09:35 AM   #6 
  - Yes. Standing quietly in the back of the room holding signs  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-24-09 10:23 AM   #40 
  - I'm sick of Code Pink and all other attention whores.  grytpype   Mar-24-09 09:39 AM   #10 
  - Did you read what you wrote?  earthside   Mar-24-09 09:48 AM   #23 
  - Thank You!!!!  underseasurveyor   Mar-24-09 10:50 AM   #65 
  - You just talked me into sending them a donation. Thanks.  dixiegrrrrl   Mar-24-09 11:03 AM   #78 
  - If it's causing that much of a distraction, then yes.  AngryOldDem   Mar-24-09 09:40 AM   #11 
  - Of course he would feel that way.  No.23   Mar-24-09 09:40 AM   #12 
  - Classic case of apples and oranges  nichomachus   Mar-24-09 09:42 AM   #15 
  - More like apples and hub caps.  11 Bravo   Mar-24-09 09:53 AM   #26 
  - more like  MattBaggins   Mar-24-09 10:42 AM   #55 
  - So say you, of course.  No.23   Mar-24-09 09:58 AM   #30 
     - Not at all  nichomachus   Mar-24-09 10:24 AM   #41 
     - You are being inprecise when you say...  No.23   Mar-24-09 10:34 AM   #48 
     - Well no it actually is imo, the only thing similar is the sign itself; but the color is different...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 10:33 AM   #46 
  - Their theater must have no competition!  EFerrari   Mar-24-09 10:42 AM   #52 
     - Ding! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! Leave theater for the Divas...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 10:58 AM   #73 
        - Oh, bridgit! I was talking about Congress! Oh, well!  EFerrari   Mar-24-09 11:07 AM   #82 
           - No I heard you...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 11:34 AM   #85 
              - You know, that would be a really fun comedy venue -- CSPAN Dinner Theater.  EFerrari   Mar-24-09 11:48 AM   #89 
                 - You bet! Remember that Mark Russell dude, like him allot too very funny...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 11:59 AM   #91 
  - No comment...  kentuck   Mar-24-09 09:40 AM   #13 
  - Same here, kentuck.  DinahMoeHum   Mar-24-09 09:42 AM   #16 
  - They are grownups.  noamnety   Mar-24-09 09:41 AM   #14 
  - uh, it's important that we hear what is said in hearings.  cali   Mar-24-09 09:45 AM   #18 
  - I think that was the essence of Frank's concern, committee members have a long  bridgit   Mar-24-09 09:51 AM   #25 
  - It a paternalism thing.  No.23   Mar-24-09 09:46 AM   #20 
     - Yes, even democrats become DRUNK and ABUSIVE with unearned power. :( n/t  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:53 AM   #67 
  - yeah well, I disagree... it's time for this government to STFU and do something  fascisthunter   Mar-24-09 09:43 AM   #17 
  - except for the Polar Bear outfit at last year's Endangered Species hearings . . .  zazen   Mar-24-09 09:45 AM   #19 
  - If you can't stand the heat then get out of the kitchen  Winterblues   Mar-24-09 09:46 AM   #21 
  - no, the people are not allowed to disrupt a Congressional hearing  cali   Mar-24-09 09:50 AM   #24 
  - He Addressed Them...Indirectly...Before The Hearings Started  KharmaTrain   Mar-24-09 09:48 AM   #22 
  - I applaud their rights as well; but at this juncture disruptions only serve Code Pink...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 10:06 AM   #32 
  - Do you expect truth to come out of these hearings? I sure don't.  EFerrari   Mar-24-09 10:47 AM   #59 
     - Litte Bits And Pieces  KharmaTrain   Mar-24-09 10:49 AM   #63 
  - I don't disagree with their messages at times but really its an investigative hearing  Jennicut   Mar-24-09 09:53 AM   #27 
  - If I take the time and make the effort to go to a Congressional hearing, I'll be damned if  bertman   Mar-24-09 09:55 AM   #28 
  - Were they holding up signs in front of other people?  noamnety   Mar-24-09 10:37 AM   #49 
     - I could live with that approach, noamety.  bertman   Mar-24-09 10:57 PM   #98 
  - Of course he is.  WI_DEM   Mar-24-09 09:56 AM   #29 
  - Barney's being parental instead of adult.  Metta   Mar-24-09 10:02 AM   #31 
  - Barney Frank can fuck off if he doesn't like it.  earth mom   Mar-24-09 10:12 AM   #34 
  - yeah fuck that dude!  bridgit   Mar-24-09 10:13 AM   #35 
  - One might say Code Pink's attitude proves that they don't care about anything but attention  Taverner   Mar-24-09 10:19 AM   #37 
  - How else are they to protest? Guess they should start bribing Congress like corporate america does.  earth mom   Mar-24-09 10:49 AM   #64 
     - It's non-conventional tactics (the more brash, the better) as compared to Corporate Pay Offs.  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:55 AM   #70 
     - Disrupting hearings just to get on TV is not an effective strategy  Taverner   Mar-24-09 10:58 AM   #72 
        - Yeah, I bet they said that too during Vietnam.  earth mom   Mar-24-09 11:00 AM   #76 
           - Difference here is that Congress wanted to continue Vietnam  Taverner   Mar-24-09 11:25 AM   #84 
              - Congress could give a rats ass about how the people feel.  earth mom   Mar-24-09 11:45 AM   #88 
  - lol.  cali   Mar-24-09 10:26 AM   #42 
  - Who says a tiny minority supports Code Pink? Got some proof to back that up?  earth mom   Mar-24-09 10:45 AM   #58 
  - So, he wants to focus his entire attention on the issue at hand...  AngryOldDem   Mar-24-09 10:39 AM   #50 
  - The time to protest is always now. Not when it's "convenient" for Congress.  earth mom   Mar-24-09 10:53 AM   #68 
     - oh, yeah. Congress is just terrified of CP  cali   Mar-24-09 10:59 AM   #74 
        - Congress isn't afraid of Code Pink. They are afraid that Code Pink will wake up the sleeping masses  earth mom   Mar-24-09 11:05 AM   #80 
           - fail, dear. hardly a new experience for you.  cali   Mar-24-09 11:24 AM   #83 
              - You are the one who posts filthy accusations. I'm just handing your bullshit right back to you.  earth mom   Mar-24-09 11:37 AM   #87 
  - It was Chris Dodd's arrogance and self-importance that sunk him. Such "attitude" will sink Frank.  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:41 AM   #51 
     - Agreed, there can be a line drawn between arrogance, self-importance...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 11:52 AM   #90 
  - Yes he's right - and Code Pink does more harm than good  Taverner   Mar-24-09 10:19 AM   #36 
  - I wouldn't do what they do, but they serve a useful purpose-keep the rulers on their toes. n/t  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:42 AM   #53 
  - Go Barney!  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Mar-24-09 10:20 AM   #38 
  - congresspersons = corporate prostitutes. does that make barney a madam? nt  msongs   Mar-24-09 10:21 AM   #39 
  - only in your delusional musings is Frank a corporate prostitute.  cali   Mar-24-09 10:27 AM   #44 
  - Were the doing anything illegal? If not, STFU.  OwnedByFerrets   Mar-24-09 10:26 AM   #43 
  - Michele Bachman is an utter, complete, and total imbecile -- a posturing, pretentious, idiotic fart.  TahitiNut   Mar-24-09 10:34 AM   #47 
  - OMG from *what* cabbage patch was this woman pulled!? Did you see the look on Geitner's face...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 10:42 AM   #54 
     - Oh shit, nevermind. You're talking about Bachman. My bad. But don't disparage her looks, that's  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:48 AM   #60 
     - What are you talking about? Do you know? Are you defending Michele Bachman  bridgit   Mar-24-09 10:54 AM   #69 
        - Code Pink Ladies are true Patriotic Americans. Their tactics are non-conventional.  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 10:57 AM   #71 
           - Oh lord, "her looks"? What's the ugliest...part...of her body? Some say her nose...  bridgit   Mar-24-09 11:01 AM   #77 
              - WTF over? We clearly have a disconnect: Cabbage patch doll? Best wishes to you anyway. n/t  ShortnFiery   Mar-24-09 11:03 AM   #79 
                 - &2U n/t  bridgit   Mar-24-09 11:06 AM   #81 
     - Yup. He was stunned at the idiocy of a "LEGISLATOR" who doesn't comprehend LEGISLATION.  TahitiNut   Mar-24-09 10:59 AM   #75 
  - Good for Mr. Frank. nt  Occam Bandage   Mar-24-09 02:41 PM   #96 
  - Good deal. They got some attention from the podium.  rucky   Mar-24-09 11:05 PM   #99 
     - hahahahaha, and they say 'theater' doesn't deliver  bridgit   Mar-25-09 01:18 AM   #100 

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