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Code Pink is Bewitched

Filed under: Politics,War — DRJ @ 7:41 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Apparently the special parking and permits granted to the Bay Area Code Pink to protest the Marine Corp recruiting center in Berkeley hasn’t done the trick. Now Code Pink is calling on area witches, crones and sirens to bewitch the Marines:

“Friday, May 9th: Witches, Crones, Sirens: perform rituals of leaving, cast a spell of peace and love over the station, rendering nil the recruiting of our youth to become fodder for this occupation of Iraq.”

Catherine Moy at Move America Forward broke the story and adds this detail:

“This should be no surprise. One of Code Pink’s mamas is Miriam Simos, a bisexual feminist witch living in Berkeley who goes by the name “Starhawk.” I’m sure Starhawk and the rest of the witches of Code Pink will work up a real witches’ brew of hate for our Marines.”

I hope Code Pink ends up with three witches. The symbolism would be perfect.


26 Responses to “Code Pink is Bewitched”

  1. Shouldn’t that read: “Code Pink is Bebitched”?

    Missed It By THAT Much (81e410)

  2. DRJ, are you aware the Three Witches are alleged to derive from the Three Norns and Three Fates?

    Starhawk, by the way, is not just any Wiccan. She wrote what is still one of the best introductory books on the Craft, the Spiral Dance. Plus a bunch of others, some of them politically oriented:

    kishnevi (da26af)

  3. Some?

    I find it hard to believe it’s only some…

    Scott Jacobs (d3a6ec)

  4. I really don’t think I want to know all that detail about witches, Kishnevi, but I admire the breadth of your knowledge.

    DRJ (a431ca)

  5. It’s what forty odd years of reading gets you.

    On the other hand, I can’t cast a spell that will actually do anything. But neither, I suspect, can Starhawk.

    kishnevi (da26af)

  6. Feh. These nutjobs dressing up like 5 year old little girls playing princess certainly doesn’t lend them any credibility and the ooga-booga-witchy-wahoo nonsense reminds me less of Macbeth’s trio, and more of that other witch who had a house fall on her and no doubt lost all her marbles upon impact.

    Dana (ed972a)

  7. Starhawk,
    writing one of the”best introductory books about the ‘Craft'” ranks in my house with winning the paraplegic hundred yard dash.

    corwin (60a8c2)

  8. I doubt Starhawk is entirely without talent, I’ll bet she can whip up a heck of a stink.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  9. And I say that as someone who’s favorite character on Buffy was Willow.

    corwin (60a8c2)

  10. She’s not a real witch unless she weighs the same as a duck.

    nk (1e7806)

  11. I’m guessing that the kind of people these people impress are not listening to the USMC recruiters in the first place.

    Did no one tell them that we have an all-volunteer military?

    Actually, I would think these antics actually have motivated a few people to scratch that itch in their heart and join up.

    Why the Marines aren’t making commercials out of this is pretty obvious, but they can make a bigger story out of it, and profit from the free press about how traitors and idiots hate marines. All they need to do is open up 40 recruiting stations all over Bay Area. Not only would Code Pink be overwhelmed and unable to protest them all, but they’d probably be divided enough geographically that they’d be unable to protest any of them. They’d resort to more obnoxious attempts to evoke responses, but Marines are too disciplined to do anything but laugh it off and get another pen to sign up the line of ‘bitter’ people who want to stand opposed to the traitors. Sure, a lot of the new recruits would come from Texas, not Berkeley, but it’s still money well spent.

    Jem (4cdfb7)

  12. NK

    She’s not a real witch unless she weighs the same as a duck.

    Or if she can turn someone into a newt.

    DRJ (a431ca)

  13. I don’t know about a newt, DRJ, but just today I was driving down the street, just minding my own business, and I turned into a parking lot.

    nk (1e7806)

  14. I hope Code Pink ends up with three witches. The symbolism would be perfect.

    I came across a Code Pink protest on Capitol Hill the other day. There were a whole 4 of them, with 2 bullhorns and a litany on inanities such as “I’m not afraid of the Iraqi people. They are not my enemy.”

    Well, duh.

    Pablo (99243e)

  15. Or if she can turn someone into a newt.

    “I got better…”

    Paul (851949)

  16. If we throw water in to the eyes of these Code Pink idiots, will they melt the witches like the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz?

    No, I’m not referring to Hillary.

    PCD (5c49b0)

  17. The marines need to go party with the Code Pink wiccans. With a little tolerance, good soldierly behavior, and reasonable amounts of booze they could all have a blast and show the ladies at Code Pink (if they don’t already know it of course) that Marines know how to have a good time when they aren’t kicking ass to protect the country. Plus some people might get lucky which would be good all around. Nothing like a good protest to really whip the libido up. It could be a win win.

    EdWood (06cafa)

  18. EdWood,

    I think the Marines would have to be pretty drunk to have their libidos whipped up enough to hit on the Code Pink ladies. (Picture is at my site. Safe for work unless your boss is a Code Pinker.)

    nk (8f20b5)

  19. I think the Code Pinkos ought to be shipped to Baghdad. Let them prove the worth of their “ideas”.

    Any bets how long before they are all dead for violating Sharia?

    PCD (5c49b0)

  20. Oh my goodness now if it rains on them will they all melt? WHAT A WORLD WHAT A WORLD

    krazy kagu (2b0aea)

  21. Kagu,

    You know the song, “It never rains in California…”

    PCD (5c49b0)

  22. 17–You’re obviously not familiar with this brand of Wiccan. They’re the sort who think the words female and woman are sexist (because, you know, the words male and man are in there). The sort for whom the term feminazi was first invented.

    I rather imagine you’d end up with a bunch of marines totally plastered at the bar down the block, happy to escape an hour long lecture on why they are violent patriarchal members of a violent patriarchal institution trying to impose a violent patriarchal system (democracy, to the rest of us) on a violent patriarchal society (Iraq, to the rest of us) to match the violent patriarchal system now in place in our own violent patriarchal society. And the Wiccans would then sneer at them for not listening to the lecture.

    kishnevi (4fe729)

  23. kishnevi #22,

    Heh! Was it Cybele’s cult which castrated (literally) its male priests? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Demeter’s. Demeter’s would have sex in freshly plowed fields as one of their fertility rites.

    nk (8f20b5)

  24. Kishnevi-…..I see…. in other words there is no amount of beer etc. that could bridge the gap… that’s very very sad.

    EdWood (7c56ec)

  25. A young woman, in the course of her college life, came to terms with her homosexuality and decided to come out of the closet.

    Her plan was to tell her mother first so on her next home visit she went to the kitchen, where her mother was busying herself stirring stew with a wooden spoon. Rather nervously, she explained to her that she had realised she was gay.

    Without looking up from her stew, her mother said, “You mean, lesbian?”

    “Well… yes.”

    Still without looking up: “Does that mean lick women down below?”

    Caught off guard, the young woman eventually managed to stammer an
    embarrassed affirmative whereupon her mother turned to her and,
    brandishing the wooden spoon threateningly under her nose, snapped:
    “Don’t you *EVER* complain about my cooking again!”

    nk (a0613e)

  26. LMFAO!!!!!

    Scott Jacobs (d3a6ec)

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