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Code Pink Disrupts Mortgage Mtg – Twice

From the San Francisco CBS affiliate KCBS:

Code Pink Disrupts Mortgage Meeting

Monday, 20 October 2008

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)  — A member of the San Francisco activist group Code Pink disrupted a keynote discussion between the new heads of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Monday. This happened as the pair was addressing the Mortgage Bankers Association meeting at Moscone Center.

Code Pink member Medea Benjamin interrupted the panel by  jumping onstage and grabbing a microphone.  She demanded  a moratorium on foreclosures now that the government has taken over Fannie and Freddie…

From the San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO:

Protestor tries to arrest Rove in SF

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

By Terry McSweeney

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There was major political theater involving President Bush’s former chief of staff Karl Rove. A protestor tried to arrest Rove for treason Tuesday morning while he was speaking at the Mortgage Bankers Association Convention, continuing in San Francisco.

There were three protests during a very lively back and forth between former senate majority leader George Mitchell and Karl Rove. Rove blamed the Democrats for everything wrong with the economy.

A protestor tried to smack handcuffs on Karl Rove, but Rove slapped back, and the woman was taken off stage…

And, from the Associated Press:

Protester in SF Attempts to Handcuff Karl Rove

Published: October 22, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An anti-war protester confronted former Bush administration aide Karl Rove while he spoke at a San Francisco mortgage bankers’ meeting.

A statement by the group Code Pink identified the woman as 58-year-old Janine Boneparth, who tried to handcuff Rove in what she called a citizen’s arrest for ”treason.”

Rove, who was speaking Tuesday at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual convention, elbowed Boneparth away as she was escorted off the stage.

In total, five Code Pink members were removed from the hall during Rove’s appearance. The organization says none of the five women were charged.

Four questions come to mind.

What does Code Pink have to do with the crisis of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Freddie and Fannie were run by hardcore Democrats.

What does Karl Rove have to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Mr. Bush called for reform of the agencies until he was blue in the face.

And, lastly, why were these professional agitators let back into this meeting a day after its leader had been forcibly removed?

And why were no charges brought against Code Pink?

Apparently, the so-called mortgage crisis isn’t so serious at all, if even the Mortgage Bankers aren’t willing to take it seriously.

(Thanks to BillK for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Code Pink Disrupts Mortgage Mtg – Twice”

  1. BillK says:

    Your Code Pink update, from the AP:

    Protester Attempts to Handcuff Karl Rove for ‘Treason’

    SAN FRANCISCO — An anti-war protester confronted former Bush administration aide Karl Rove while he spoke at a San Francisco mortgage bankers’ meeting.

    A statement by the group Code Pink identified the woman as 58-year-old Janine Boneparth, who tried to handcuff Rove in what she called a citizen’s arrest for “treason.”

    Rove, who was speaking Tuesday at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual convention, elbowed Boneparth away as she was escorted off the stage.

    In total, five Code Pink members were removed from the hall during Rove’s appearance. The organization says none of the five women were charged.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,442861,00.html

    Amazing how Code Pink just “happens” to get into all these private, invitation-only events, isn’t it?

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “What does Code Pink have to do with the crisis of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?”

    They are expanding thier campaign. Apparently pink is just a lighter shade of red. The softer side of communism.

  3. David says:

    It has been clear for a while that Code pink is the militant arm of the democratic party. I think that they (democrats) are beginning to frame the argument that Bush and Rove (and you now the rest of “them”) are responsible for the housing mess. I give it a year and all major news organizations will be referring to the housing mess as Bush’s housing crisis as easily as they refer to Clinton’s “surplus.”

  4. Steve says:

    Mr. Limbaugh has just touched on this article as we type.

  5. studmuffin says:

    I can’t wait for the day when a code pink wacko tries to place me under citizen’s arrest. Let’s face it, we all know it’s just a matter of time. I look forward to teaching him/her/it a lesson about why an impotent, pot smoking peacenik should not attempt to get physical with a 3rd degree blackbelt/gun owner.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Stud…..no need to mention the weapon, thats overkill my man! I just got my Blackbelt last month in Taekwondo with my children. I couldn’t see from the pics but those people shouldn’t handle any pinkos without the appropriate rubber garments for their protection!

  7. Icarus says:

    This isn’t just standing on a sidewalk, a parking lot or a lawn holding signs, shouting remarks.
    These freaks are circumventing security, getting into buildings they have no right being in and getting in the personal space of individuals. They antagonize and provoke. That’s not free speech! How does this pass as a right? What’s the deterrent?
    Had Joe the plumber (you or me) got on their nerve(maybe by unwittingly forging a grassroots revolt in opposition of what groups like this stand for – okay maybe I’m reaching, still) maybe they’d be bursting into Joe’s house and getting up close and personal with his face… until something had to give… right?

    No wonder most conservatives keep their mouth shut and just walk away.
    What can we do? What the Heck is going on !!!!!!!!! Where is our voice? Our strength?

    To use some of Biden’s own words… “mark my words” the day is coming that groups like this (maybe the government itself) WILL come right through your front door and get in your face should you not stay in step or if you speak in support of one of their targets. They’ll threaten to take your kids (they already have ideologically speaking) your home (that’s gone too), your business (can’t afford one to much tax) your money (if you have any) your very soul.

  8. BillK says:

    Who needs to burst in your front door?

    The MSM will simply send their reporters to dig up every shred of dirt on you they can find, will prevent you from doing your job, and will generally destroy your life.

    You know, like Joe the Plumber’s had to deal with for doing nothing more than asking Obama a question.

  9. sheehanjihad says:

    I dont understand why Joe the Plumber cant sue the snot out of every liberal organization and hollywood automoton that dissed him! He isnt a public figure, he didnt do anything against the law, he didnt even go looking for the obamanation, all he did was ask a question that got Obama to slip up and finally divulge his intention for socialism vs democracy in this country!

    Why cant he sue for defamation, or any of those other pet liberal suit terms like pain and suffering, loss of toenails, something? The MSM raped this guy, legally? I wish someone could get the balls to stand up to these freaks….and then try to go to court…yeah, never mind. Liberal activist judges, bought and paid for prosecutors and attorneys, and of course, the “free to destroy anyone we choose at will” media…

    Sorry! I was deluding myself into thinking Joe had a chance. Now I understand why he has to take it. he is an example for everyone else to ask only appropriate questions, or accept the answer without question from the annointed one. Yeah, makes sense now. Their version of freedom of speech is upon us. Let me go slam my head against the door for a while till the voices stop…..

  10. curvyred says:

    Sounds like she is friends with Barry, who not only approved legislation such as CRA, but sued on behalf of ACORN, to give loans to people who were not qualified, and in turn caused a crisis in our financial systems. And now Barry and his friends want the people to not only NOT PAY BACK THE MORTGAGE, BUT GET TO STAY IN THEIR HOUSES AS WELL!!

    I guess Savage is correct Liberalism is a mental illness.

  11. DEZ says:

    Citizens arrest?
    More like attempted kidnapping, and if they had succeeded in arresting Mr. Rove, then what?
    Do they take him to the police station? Nah the cops would just turn Rove loose and the Code Pink bats would not have their prize.
    So they would have to take Rove before their kangaroo court, pronounce him guilty and sentence him to a fate worse than death, after all they have a man chained up, and it has been a very, very long time!

  12. Reality Bytes says:

    Prediction Time: In an Obama World, these types of protestors will be shot – for security reasons, oh and that they’ll be conservatives speaking out against the liberal horde that has invaded us.

  13. sheehanjihad says:

    I know they arent supposed to, but I would have paid good money to see Rove stand up and plant a roundhouse right cross to that idiot douchebag’s face and knock her out cold.

    Of course that wouldnt be enough for me, I would love to see him straddling her as she lay there, her head slamming back and forth as he punched her with both fists until someone could pull him off
    .
    Sure!! That isnt right! I dont care! If more of these estrogen deficient oxygen thieves would feel a fist in the face, they may not want to get so close next time.

    How do they get in there? Who lets them sneak through security? Someone does, every time! No charges? Then beat them instead!!!!! Thats the payment for being a douchebag~! You or I wouldnt get close, nor would we escape arrest for trying! who is in charge of security? Acorn?

  14. take_no_prisoners says:

    What the hell kind of name is Boneparth?? Is this made up? It sounds like an Afrikans word for–well, penis sheath. Or is it french for piece of work?

  15. reay says:

    I would have enjoyed seeing Rove get handcuffed to the Code Pinky. Then he could have grabbed the short chain joining them together, jerked on it really hard using his other hand, breaking her wrist. A nice little drag across the coffee table (western bar room-style), breaking the drinking glasses, and then finishing it off with, “Diplomatic immunity revoked, McFly!”

    Chris (sorry, I was just released from prison)


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