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"Democrats lie, GIs die! Democrats lie, Iraqis die!"

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

An attempt to pressure the Democrats to commit to a complete withdrawal from Iraq--soon.

"Democrats lie,...
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There appeared to be a few hundred people protesting outside tonight's Democratic Puppet Show at Hollywood's Kodak Theater (although, that number is just a rough guess on my part). Various groups were represented: besides ANSWER (the main organizer), there was Code Pink and Global Women's Strike. Although the focus was U.S. agression, there were also numerous other issues addressed as well: from impeachment, to the silencing of Kucinich, to pro-choice, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to calls for 9/11 truth, to justice for refugees south of the border. (Unfortunately, the only mention of global warming that I saw was on the back of a "HIllary for President" sign(1).)

Sometimes costumed characters (probably advertising the Wax Museum down the street) wandered through the demonstration. Among them was Spongebob and Snoopy.

Supporters of Clinton and Obama also intermingled with us as well as at least one Huckabee supporter and various Ron Paul people.

Generally, pedestrians seemed to take an interest in us. Also, on one occasion, I could see an employee of the adjacent Virgin Megastore looking down on us curiously as she squeezed around a manniquin for a better view.

After the debates, several well-dressed people exited the theater and were met with our signs and chants which included: "Democrats lie, GIs die! Democrats lie, Iraqis die!" With one exception, they did not seem very responsive (based on my observations).



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(1)I almost brought a global warming sign of my own but decided to focus on the occupations. Hopefully, there will be vigils of this size focusing on global warming sooner rather than later.

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"It's the war stupids"

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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Sign by Linda Krausen of the South Pasadena weekly peace vigil.
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Demonstrators outside Kodak Theater

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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Spinning sign

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Spinning sign...
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"The guy in the wheel chair"
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Spinning sign cont'd

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Spinning sign cont'd...
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Spinning sign cont'd

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Spinning sign cont'd...
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Global Women's Strike

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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Code Pink

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Code Pink...
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They're encouraging people to engage in tax revolt--"Don't buy Bush's war."
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Don't attack Iran!

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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Demonstrators

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Demonstrators...
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Stop the War

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Stop the War...
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Support the troops: bring them home!

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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Disenchanted with the Democratic Party

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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SOMETHING about the environment, at least.

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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Americans having a general strike?! Let's hope so.

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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Kucinich contingent including a Brown Beret

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Kucinich contingent ...
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Kucinich contingent (more)

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Kucinich contingent ...
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Kucinich contingent (more)

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Kucinich contingent ...
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Censored

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Censored...
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These costumed performers AREN'T advertising the Hollywood Wax Museum

by RP Saturday, Feb. 02, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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wrongo Wrongo was Its Name Sunday, Feb. 03, 2008 at 12:20 PM
thanks, Ross! Atheist Sunday, Feb. 03, 2008 at 2:00 PM
PFP Against the War Stewart A. Alexander Monday, Feb. 04, 2008 at 3:35 PM
Not working questioner Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2008 at 11:46 AM
here's the deal... Corrector Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2008 at 11:55 AM
What does this tell you? examine *This* Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2008 at 2:54 PM
Not mad enough GrinsSmilesGigglesandLaughs Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2008 at 5:31 PM
Fuck the Dems and Fuck answer ANSWER STILL NOT THE ANSWER Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2008 at 3:14 PM
Wrong Answer Beware of fake Peace groups Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2008 at 3:18 PM
good job gj Friday, Feb. 08, 2008 at 4:02 PM
Democrats lie alright Penny Wong Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at 8:35 PM
So, Was Bush Lying? Curious Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at 3:14 PM

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