[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Not Again

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Not Again

Via Rick and Mambi Watch, courtesy of El Nuevo Herald, comes news that our favorite pink-clad ladies from San Francisco are returning to Miami to organize another protest in Little Havana. It's this Saturday at 11 AM in front of Versailles.


Money quote from Medea Benjamin:

"Unfortunately, Miami has a long history of tolerating attacks against free speech. We are decidedly certain that this time our rights of free speech and assembly will be respected."

Surely, Ms. Benjamin. Your repeat venture into the belly of the beast has little to do with advocating your desire that Posada Carriles be tried as a terrorist, nor does it have anything to do to with the excellent sopa de platano at Versailles.

Admit it. You want to finish what you tried to start on January 12. You want to be victims, martyrs even. We all know how easy it is to provoke and instigate a bunch of elderly people who suffered greatly through the system that you love so much.

Anyone with an iota of reason and logic would acknowledge that you're not going to convince Cuban-Americans that Posada is a terrorist. Especially, and specifically, when you yourself have expressed support for the same terrorists, thugs and criminals that made those people's lives a living hell.

Of course, we're not dealing with reason and logic here. We're dealing with a group of moonbats that are dying for a confrontation. After the first demonstration, I was quite adamant about my displeasure at the behavior of a few counter-protesters. My feelings haven't changed, and I hope things don't get out of hand Saturday. However, how many times do you get poked in the eye, just for shits and giggles, before even a reasonable person decides that he's had enough?

In the end, I stated this before and I'll state it once more: Codepink isn't worth it. They're just not.

This will never happen, nor should it, but I wonder what the pinkos' reaction would be if they showed up at the corner of 36th Avenue and Calle Ocho on Saturday morning, and no one was there to greet them?

I think that would be the last time we would ever see them in Miami. Good riddance.


Blogger Rick said...


Are there any parallels between the Code Pink provocateurs, as many consider them, and the Brothers to the Rescue pilots who are considered martyrs by many CA hardliners? Putting aside the obvious differences in their purposes, aren't both groups engaged in essentially the same type activity of trying to get out their version of what they consider the truth to be and which then results in the same response from their targeted audience, that is, an attempted suppression of their message?

I'm not trying to be argumentative here but am truly interested in your views.


6:16 AM, February 07, 2008  
Blogger Robert said...


I don't see the comparisons. The difference in each group's purpose is essential to understanding this and can't be placed aside.

BTTR, aside from one or maybe two ventures over Havana to drop leaflets, were/are involved in true humanitarian efforts. In fact, you could argue that dropping leaflets to promote freedom is a form of humanitarianism. Codepink just gives that impression of themselves to disguise their true intentions which are to promote their radical views and hide their support of true terrorists and dictators across the world.

8:02 AM, February 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm not trying to be argumentative here but am truly interested in your views."

Of course you're not, Rick. Far be for you to make an inflammatory comparison between Cuban-Americans (3 fellow citizens and one resident) who were murdered trying rescue balseros and a bunch of unemployed leftists trying to poke their thumb in our eye over a person that has not been adjudicated in the US of the crimes they are accusing him of.

You're such a prick.

4:10 PM, February 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will bullhorn man strike again? Thats the true question here.

4:33 PM, February 07, 2008  
Blogger Robert said...


I'm sure Codepink will do everything possible to ensure that bullhorn man gets angry enough to strike back. Whether he does or not remains to be seen.

Those broads are just disgusting, in so many ways.

5:01 PM, February 07, 2008  
Blogger Rick said...

Well, I did say putting aside the obvious differences in their purposes, didn't I?

Consider. Both CP and BTTR provoke. Both are warned to stay away. Both come back despite the obvious hostility and danger. Both are the subject of retaliation.

And consider this: CA hardliners and Castro both feel totally justified in their responses no matter how extreme their actions may be.

I don't know. I see some similarities when you, again, put aside the obvious differences in the missions of the two groups. Just my point of view.

And maybe I'm out of the loop, but what other dictators outside of Chavez is Code Pink supporting around the world?



7:35 PM, February 07, 2008  
Blogger theCardinal said...

I'm normally for open discourse but it would be fun to beat them over the head with a bullhorn.

5:03 PM, February 08, 2008  

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