Please, God, make it stop!

Or should that be “Goddess” instead?

On Friday, May 9, Code Pink dressed up as “witches and crones” in front of the Marines Recruiting Office in Berkeley — though how this differed from their normal appearance was not explained. Seeking (as their flyer stated) to “invoke the Foremothers” in their ongoing attempt to use any means — physical, magical, self-defeating — to win their metaphorical war against the United States Marine Corps, Code Pink posed for the cameras as they always do, and (as they also always do) achieved absolutely nothing other than to discredit themselves.


Fortunately, I missed most of the action, swinging by later in the day to find this incomprehensible scene of a virgin bride holding a bloody baby. Tell me again what this has to do with witchcraft and cronery?

Note, also, the sign on the right: after four years of dedicating themselves to the “peace movement,” Code Pink has still yet to master the impossibly convoluted intricacies of the peace sign, and often as not will produce a Mercedes Benz logo instead.


Luckily, Fox News also got wind of the witch-themed protest, and was on hand earlier in the morning to capture some cauldron-stirring and moaning, which undoubtedly was enacted solely for Fox’s benefit. Note how the Fox reporter makes no mention of what seems to be the most newsworthy incident, shown without comment in the background, when Medea Benjamin, in crone mode, enters the recruiting office uninvited and — as her only act of civil disobedience — proceeds to open the window shade so the cameras will have a better view of her. A Marine runs over to close the shade moments later.


By the time I got there, the day had degenerated to its usual level of pointlessness, as eight or so Code Pinkers loitered around with not much to do, behind a sign that read “Sign Up Here to Die for Empire.”


They had set up a makeshift magical witches’ shrine in front of the office, including some “bloody” broken sugar cookies representing victims of war.


The Fox crew was still there hours later, pointing the camera at Code Pink all day as part of what must have been a rather boring “live protest feed” of the witch event. With nothing to fill the hours, the Berkeley cops struck up a friendship with the Fox crew, and they joked about the absurdity of it all.

22 Responses to “Another ridiculous day with the Code Pink witches in Berkeley”

  1. 1Karridine on May 9, 2008 at 7:46 pm:

    Absurdity of it all… absurdity of seeing some relevance or some value in using $7,000 worth of broadcast equipment and crew to document these absurdly deranged humans (and I use the term humans in a non-rigorous manner)!!

    Real problems, REAL Burmese difficulties imposed upon a natural disaster by a real Burmese thugocracy, but Fox has to prioritize these 14 post-senile dementia victims?

    ABSURD!

    /good work, Zombie!

  2. 2JCM on May 9, 2008 at 8:11 pm:

    Ahhh!, The good book says “thou shalt not MURDER.” not kill. Murder and killing are very different things.

  3. 3Tom Jones on May 9, 2008 at 8:54 pm:

    Douchebags. Pardon my French!

  4. 4Thanos on May 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm:

    Thanks once more for the great work Zombie, it’s well appreciated.

  5. 5wtc? on May 9, 2008 at 9:40 pm:

    JCM – you beat me to the punch. This is a classic, ‘If you repeat distortion enough…” Aparently – ten fiarly straightforward principals is far to much for these folks to acuratly remember. The sixth of the Ten Commandments is correctly translated “You shall not comit murder.” Murder and killing are very different things. The Bible – probably the number one misquoted book (or distorted to fit one view or another)

    The same way people who are against illegal immigration are somehow equated with being anti-immigrant.

    It’s no use areguing with people like that though. They clearly aren’t interested in truth.

  6. 6wtc? on May 9, 2008 at 9:41 pm:

    Wow – my typing sucks. Sorry about that… Serves me right for writing and watching TV…

  7. 7ProtestShooter on May 9, 2008 at 9:50 pm:

    The article on the Fox website is pretty funny http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354400,00.html

    I’ve pretty much decided to ignore these bozos unless they show some evidence that they’re going to do more than talk big and actually do something, or at least get decent turnout.

  8. 8LT Nixon on May 9, 2008 at 11:14 pm:

    I wonder if the Code Pink ladies can use their powers of witchcraft to turn water into a nice cold beer. Man, I could go for a beer right now.

  9. 9Kep on May 10, 2008 at 12:42 am:

    Why is it that the Code Pink member with the most exposure seems to be the short scary one in the “F*** Bush” shirt? Is she a bodyguard, publicist, or just there to stand in all of Zombie’s shots?

  10. 10LoFlyer on May 10, 2008 at 8:51 am:

    The CodePink ladies and the Berkley city council do not understand that their continuing drama and ego-boosting publicity plays well only to those that are like-minded. To the rest of the 99 percent of American citizens who do not subscribe to the juvenile ideology of CodePink they appear to be immature activists with zero class and must be financially independent because they obviously do no productive work as they are always demonstrating on workdays. Berkely city council looks like a bunch of aging hippies passing around the bong because how else can a responsible local government side with CodePink against the US Marines in their quest for utopia in a world without war. This is unrealistic as unfortunately there are many nations, religions, and people who have no intention of following non-violence as a political or religious ideology. CodePink should be thanking the Marines who have died in the tens of thousands to protect CodePink and Berkley city governments right to free speech. Instead they are both bullies and juvenile in the eyes of most Americans.

  11. 11True Resistance on May 10, 2008 at 9:45 am:

    The Code Pink Amature Circus never fails to be silly in a serious world. How do “peace, love, and tolerance” types expect to survive in a world of fierce competition? The Marine’s very existance is protecting their right to act silly. It seems they prefer not to be reminded of the harshness of life and thus think that sending the Marines elsewhere will be considered a victory for peace.

    If the Reconquista movement ever tries to take over California, will they be afraid of the Marines or of Code Pink? (Assuming that Code Pink doesn’t already support the Reconquista.)

  12. 12Balabusta in Blue Jeans on May 10, 2008 at 1:15 pm:

    Apparently, per Michelle Malkin, Move America Forward showed up with salt to create a magic circle to protect the Marines. Berkeley is its own reality, for sure.

  13. 13MikalM on May 10, 2008 at 1:29 pm:

    Z, I was wondering when Code Stink would play the Me-Be-Goddess/Wimmin-Power card. It’s Ghost Dance time now — they’ve been nearly universally ridiculed and/or ignored, have failed to end the war or even dislodge the USMC from their offices, and are now falling back on *Magick* as a last, desperate tactic. Lest anyone think the Pinkos are not at least partly serious about this, remember that one of their founders, Andrea-Dworkin lookalike and self-described Witch “Starhawk,” is THE pioneer of using occult “Feminine spirituality” as a spur and cover for ultra-left political agitation.

  14. 14Christina on May 10, 2008 at 9:31 pm:

    Ironic that an abortion-embracing organization gets all teary-eyed over dead babies and ponders other people not getting “Thou Shalt Not Kill”.

    Also ironic that they choose Pagan and Witch Day to quote the Bible.

    These chicks remind me of prepubescent girls who want to be Princess Barbie.

  15. 15Adam on May 11, 2008 at 9:51 am:

    Christina, I was just about to point out how hypocritical their use of dead babies and a Bible verse were.
    Their use of the dead babies is hypocritical because of how much they love abortion (In fact, Zombie’s main site has a photo report of a March for Life in which, among the nasty brutes heckling the pro- lifers, were many women from Code Pink, who later tried to halt the march by trying to block the street until the cops scared them away).
    Their use of the Bible verse is REALLY hypocritical because it was an event in which pagan witches were casting spells on Marines. Last time I checked, the Lord isn’t exactly a big fan of people practicing witchcraft and the occult.
    Should be amusing to see Medea and the other Code Pinkers trying to explain this to God when they stand before Him for their judgment.

  16. 16Fenris on May 15, 2008 at 6:09 pm:

    JCM: it varies from good book to good book. King James says “kill,” New International “murder.”

  17. 17Fenris on May 15, 2008 at 6:11 pm:

    I’m curious, does Code Pink physically block people from entering recruiting stations, or do they just stand by and protest? You can guess which one I’m not okay with.

  18. 18Adam on May 18, 2008 at 7:12 pm:

    Fenris, they don’t always physically block people from entering recruiting stations at their protests, but they definitely HAVE done so at least a couple times in the past, physically blocking the entrance so nobody can get in (While sanctimoniously howling things like, “Sorry, no business as usual today!”).

  19. 19Xenophon on May 20, 2008 at 10:16 pm:

    Fenris, the word used in Hebrew (i.e., the Torah) is “retzach” indicating unwarranted murder.

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