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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:08 AM
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Code Pink displays signs as Geithner testifies before the Senate Finance Committee - pics

A protester holds a sign behind U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner moments before he testifies on"The President's FY2011 Budget" at the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2010.
REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)


CodePink demonstrators hold up signs behind Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, as he prepared to testify before the Senate Finance Committee about President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget.
(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)


Protesters hold signs behind U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner moments before he testifies on"The President's FY2011 Budget" at the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2010.
REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:10 AM
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1. KNR!
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:11 AM
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2. Code Pink is the leading group in terms of conveying the message:
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 11:13 AM by dem629

HEY! LOOK AT US!

And does that guy holding the "Where's my job?" sign think he's going to find one in the hearing room?
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:17 AM
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4. That is exactly what EVERY Democrat should be doing
Hey look at us and not the failed Republicans but Nooooo Democrats are very good at making noise like a cabbage...
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:18 AM
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5. Drawing attention to ourselves?
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 11:36 AM by dem629
For the sake of it? Nah. I have a life to live, things to do, etc.
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JetCityLiberal Donating Member (706 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:43 PM
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39. "I have a life to live" like posting on a nameless faceless message board?
Please, the hypocrisy.

Code Pink accomplishes more today than you do posting here.

Paul
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 09:26 PM
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62. +1
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:20 AM
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6. Yeah, why doesn't he get a job!
:eyes:
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:31 AM
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8. I don't know.
But I'm pretty sure he won't find one in that room.

What do you think?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:32 AM
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9. Howard Zinn used to say that we have to do both things.
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 11:32 AM by EFerrari
We have to make a living as we can and we have to do the work of active citizens.

ETA: You GO, my Code Pink sisters!
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:36 AM
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10. Sure, there are lots of things to do.
I just don't see making a spectacle of oneself as one of those things. Especially when you know it's not going to make a difference.

They accomplish one thing: Advertising to all who see that they earnestly care about something. So they probably feel good about themselves.

Other than that...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:39 AM
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11. It's good modeling -- that's what democracy looks like.
Plus, it keeps the people's voice in places where we've been effectively shut out.

Oh, and every now and then, there are good results. Code Pink helped get supplies into Gaza on the anniversary of the war by reaching out to the Egypt's first lady.

Btw, there's nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself. :)
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:19 PM
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33. That's not quite what's going on with Code Pink and Egypt.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:46 PM
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42. That's a pro Israel hit piece
Try again.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 05:05 PM
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44. Yes, that is exactly what happened with Code Pink and Egypt.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:02 PM
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13. They accomplished something else...
Code Pink gave me some comfort this morning that someone is speaking for me in Washington DC,
AND your post reminded me to send them another donation:

https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/424/shop/custom.j...

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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:13 PM
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29. That's a good thing.
The comfort, I mean. Take it where you can get it.

As for throwing money away donating, hey, it's your money. Have a blast!
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:18 PM
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53. I'm getting more for my money donating to Code Pink...
...than donating to the DSCC or DCCC who have used MY money AGAINST my Economic Interests by bankrolling "Centrist" Corporate Approved "Democrats" in Democratic Primaries.
But I Work for a Living.
Your Economic Interests may be different if you are a Wall Street Banker.



Donate to Code Pink here:
https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/424/shop/custom.j...



"There are forces within the Democratic Party who want us to sound like kinder, gentler Republicans. I want us to compete for that great mass of voters that want a party that will stand up for working Americans, family farmers, and people who haven't felt the benefits of the economic upturn."---Paul Wellstone



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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:42 PM
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38. +1
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:14 PM
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51. I think they showed that some are not happy with wall street
:shrug:

I mean most dems and pukes are comfortable with the current status quo..
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:49 AM
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12. That message made the national news.
The economy and jobs are the two top concerns for Americans.

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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:12 PM
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28. Code Pink uncovered that news?
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 01:35 PM
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22. I Know! Why Don't They Just Shut Up! How Stupid Is It To Let Congress Know You're Pissed?
What purpose could it possibly serve to let members of Congress know that people are angry? Why don't people just accept whatever they decide to do? After all, this is AMERICA! If you want a democracy, go to Russia!
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:15 PM
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31. Yeah!
They held up signs and got our troops out of Ir...wait.

They held up signs and stopped the war in Afgh...wait.

They held up signs and the banks immediately paid ba....wait.

OK, so they held up signs! Yes!
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:37 PM
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36. You're Right. Activism Never Solves ANYTHING
Let's just ignore the 50 year + advances in civil rights.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:17 PM
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52. I'm sorry I have to say this-
But what is wrong with you?

People that held up signs stopped war. Started down the long road that end slavery.

People that held up sings gave us a 40 hour work week and the right to vote for our own state senators.

People that held up signs helped to get farm labor workers a better deal in California.

People that held up signs shut down the WTO at the Battle in Seattle.

Should I go on?

You should read Zinn.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 08:48 PM
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59. self delete -- confused by on/off sarcasm.
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 08:51 PM by eppur_se_muova
:blush:
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:42 PM
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26. That's the point.
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 02:48 PM by Kitty Herder
You can't get political leaders to pay any attention to your message if you are invisible to them. You have to be seen first. Why do you think they wear pink? It's not a fashion statement. The eye is drawn to pink.
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dem629 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:16 PM
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32. I never argued that they weren't out for attention.
I said they're doing it for the sake of getting attention, and to no substantive end.

That's all.
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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:41 PM
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37. Yep
Nothing more than the tea baggers of the left.
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:11 PM
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48. Confirmed
"The eye is drawn to pink."

Mine always has been, at least. :evilgrin:
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:16 AM
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3. good job women!
Tireless they are.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 11:22 AM
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7. Geithner's credibility has just increased in my eyes
Code Pink is cartoonish. If they're against somebody I had previously opposed, I always find myself questioning my original stance.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:04 PM
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14. Gosh.
That is sound political reasoning.
Thanks!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:44 PM
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41. Wow. Great logic you got going there.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:55 PM
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43. I quesiton all stances taken by Code Pink
They do their own causes more harm than good.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 05:52 PM
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46. Well you are entitled to your opinion
which inspires me to make another donation to Code Pink :)
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:09 PM
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47. That's cool
I'll go donate to the DNC.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 09:25 PM
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61. At least it's not the DLC
:)
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Raineyb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 09:23 PM
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60. And I question ANY stance you take.
I'd take Code Pink in a NY minute. You've got no bloody credibility. No sycophant does.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 05:09 PM
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45. Did you ever get back to me --
about what your screenname was during your prior incarnation here?
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Tailormyst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:13 PM
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50. That's some interesting reasoning.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 09:59 PM
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63. Pink got this one right!
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:07 PM
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15. Timmy has a nice smirk..reminiscent of another guy who stood with the corporations. K&R
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Michigan-Arizona Donating Member (516 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:31 PM
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54. As soon as I saw that pic. I thought the same thing with his stupid smirk, memories huh, n/t
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:07 PM
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16. they shouldnt be holding signs of protest, they should be bitching and moaning on message boards
regardless of the outcome or effectiveness of what they do, at least they are doing something.
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LatteLibertine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:09 PM
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17. Agree completely
at least they are out there visibly protesting.
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GOTV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:16 PM
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19. touche!
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:23 PM
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35. their audience are those very people bitching and moaning on message boards & who think
Code Pink is accomplishing something.

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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:13 PM
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18. Patriots who are unafraid of shaking the fucking hive are near and dear to my heart! Dissention is..
patriotic.

Protest against the money-changers.

Hat's off to Code Pink!

:patriot:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 12:48 PM
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20. K&R Geither is a monster of avarice.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 01:50 PM
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23. that will probably help Geithner
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 01:52 PM
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24. If he can't handle a few people wearing pink shirts, how's he going to handle the economy?
lol
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:14 PM
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30. Geithner should be fired k and r
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:20 PM
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34. Greasy Gordon Gekko and a shaven Dwight Schrute. Ugh. nt
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JetCityLiberal Donating Member (706 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 04:44 PM
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40. Go Code Pink! Keep putting yourselves out there!
Thanks for the REAL activism, you get it!

Paul
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:13 PM
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49. I love that first
picture. If the banks would re-write the 3 to 4 million mortgages that are being foreclosed, they would have to hire lots of people to do this. Less than 67,000 mortgages have been redone.

I could do that job!
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:21 PM
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55. Wipe the smirk off his face ladies!
Go Pink!!
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:44 PM
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56. Unfortunately, this may not resonate here.
DU became much more obsessed with the Hollywood types years ago, worshiping the Stewarts, Maddows, and Olbermanns whose jobs really take no courage at all. How much balls does it take to make millions to preach to an audience who 100% agrees with you and breaks into hysterical laughter at your very glance at the camera (Stewart specifically)?
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:50 PM
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57. I've always felt their interruption of oversight hearings was counterproductive
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 07:52 PM by Hippo_Tron
One hearing I went to that they disrupted was in 2008 where AG Mukasey was being questioned by the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Conyers. The members on the committee (or at least the Democrats) were trying to hold Mukasey accountable for the politicization of the justice department. The Codepink lady who sat next to me chanting "lets get some Justice in the Justice Department" every so often wasn't helping anything as far as I'm concerned.

Presumably if Geithner is answering questions before the Senate Finance Committee, its presumably because they are trying to hold Geithner and the administration accountable. Disrupting an oversight hearing is no way to create more accountability.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 08:09 PM
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58. K&R for Code Pink....
....I love Code Pink....there is no finer group of Americans than the outstanding patriots of Code Pink....
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