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Pies-in-face attack roils anarchist-vegan world
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 17, 2010 | Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 03/17/2010 9:07:45 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Pies-in-face attack roils anarchist-vegan world

Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer

(03-16) 18:30 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- An ex-vegan who was hit with chili pepper-laced pies at an anarchist event in San Francisco said Tuesday that her assailants were cowards who should direct their herbivorous rage at the powerful - not at a fellow radical for writing a book denouncing animal-free diets.

Lierre Keith, a 45-year-old Arcata resident, was attacked at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the 15th annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair while discussing her 2009 book, "The Vegetarian Myth." A 20-year vegan, Keith now argues that the diet is unhealthy and that agriculture is destroying the world.

As Keith stood at a lectern at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, three people in masks and black hooded sweatshirts ran from backstage, shouted, "Go vegan!" and threw pies in her face. While they fled, some in the audience cheered or handed out leaflets.

The attack, midway through a 30-minute talk, was captured on a video posted to YouTube and prompted blistering debates on radical Web sites.

Many people defended Keith - or at least her right not to be attacked. Others said she was dishonest and abusive to vegans and should not have been invited by the event organizer, San Francisco's Bound Together bookstore.

Police are investigating the incident but have made no arrests, a spokesman said. Keith said she did not go to a hospital and was able to speak at a second engagement later Saturday, but had sore eyes for a few days and developed an ear infection.

"The whole thing was designed for social humiliation," said Keith, speaking Tuesday from her sister's home in Kansas. "We're supposed to be against sadism and cruelty and domination, and these people were willing to do this to me."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: anarchists; anarchy; ecoterrorists; familyfeud; infighting; leftists; moonbats; pieface; sanfrancisco; veganism; vegans
Ha! Let's hope these left-wingnut anarchists keep up their infighting! It reminds me of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s in which I was rooting for both sides to lose.
1 posted on 03/17/2010 9:07:45 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Watch the pie-in-the-face video on YouTube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPayTWlAQ0k&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 03/17/2010 9:08:45 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Moonbats going batty against each other. gotta love Eurofrisco.


3 posted on 03/17/2010 9:11:18 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: DogByte6RER

“...an anarchist event in San Francisco...”

I’m sorry, but an “anarchist event?”

What is it, like a meeting of anarchists? The United Anarchists of America? Do the Anarchists have to belong to something?

They don’t make Anarchists like they used to.


4 posted on 03/17/2010 9:15:06 PM PDT by jessduntno (A third party has risen; we have the Republicans, the Tea Party and the Deemocrats.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Vegan-ism is a religion and they can't abide apostates.
5 posted on 03/17/2010 9:16:08 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: DogByte6RER; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; Eaker; humblegunner

Those wacky anarchists!

They just won’t follow their own book of non-rules.


6 posted on 03/17/2010 9:18:37 PM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: jessduntno

I walked by that thing last Sunday, on my way elsewhere in the park. It looked like a very non-San Francisco bunch all things considered. Most seemed to be from out of town. There is an element of these in SF, but even in this town these people seem like a bunch of cranks.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 9:20:24 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: DogByte6RER
2:15 p.m. Saturday at the 15th annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair

I attended that book fair with my 5 year old!!

I decided I didn't like the books so me and my kid broke the front plate glass window and threw dog feces on the crowd.

8 posted on 03/17/2010 9:21:24 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: DogByte6RER

Have read her book, The Vegetarian Myth. She is a very talented writer and her indictment of vegetarianism is powerful. No wonder they hate her.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 9:23:14 PM PDT by Poincare
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To: jessduntno

Yes...

The Anarchists are ORGANIZING.

The ultimate oxy-moron.


10 posted on 03/17/2010 9:24:44 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

What was thrown from the crowd?


11 posted on 03/17/2010 9:25:06 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“The Anarchists are ORGANIZING.”

Heh heh...I wonder if they will pay dues and wear jackets?


12 posted on 03/17/2010 9:28:57 PM PDT by jessduntno (A third party has risen; we have the Republicans, the Tea Party and the Deemocrats.)
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To: Poincare

I had a friend who was a vegetarian. She went back to eating meat and LOST weight. I could never figure that out.


13 posted on 03/17/2010 9:34:28 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: DogByte6RER
"The whole thing was designed for social humiliation," said Keith, speaking Tuesday from her sister's home in Kansas. "We're supposed to be against sadism and cruelty and domination, and these people were willing to do this to me."

Revealing. In fact, they are supposed to be against sadism and cruelty and domination....of their own kind. I guarantee he would have no objection to this happening to a Republican.

14 posted on 03/17/2010 9:38:15 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: DogByte6RER

Pies-in-face attack roils anarchist-vegan world

They have their own world?

Could they stay there and not in ours???


15 posted on 03/17/2010 9:43:49 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: shibumi


16 posted on 03/17/2010 9:48:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s no anarchist pie!

(It’s way too orderly.)


17 posted on 03/17/2010 9:52:34 PM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: DogByte6RER

Mmmm... Chili Pepper Pie.


18 posted on 03/17/2010 9:56:11 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: boop

Old pig farmers know that if you give a pig skim milk it will get fat (good thing), but if you give it whole fat milk it will remain lean. Carbs make you put on weight, and good fats keep you lean.


19 posted on 03/17/2010 10:06:02 PM PDT by Poincare
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To: DogByte6RER

Either this was a PR stunt or Ms Keith might not mind having more pies thrown at her.

At Amazon tonight her book, which has been out a year, is #1 in “Activism”, #37 in “Politics” and #482 in “Books”.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 10:28:16 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: DogByte6RER

The only pie a vegin should be hit with is a cow pie!!!


21 posted on 03/17/2010 10:31:55 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: rdl6989

It looked like a rubber chicken.


22 posted on 03/17/2010 10:31:59 PM PDT by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: sig226

That’s what I was thinking but wasn’t sure. Lol.


23 posted on 03/17/2010 10:50:09 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: boop

She was probably actually a cheese-a-tarian! :)


24 posted on 03/17/2010 10:58:57 PM PDT by Persevero ("Our culture is far better than a retarded Islamic culture." -Geert Wilders)
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To: DogByte6RER

Talk about fiddling while Rome burns. If this is the biggest issue in these peoples’ lives, then they are way too pampered.


25 posted on 03/17/2010 11:01:36 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: DogByte6RER

They can’t let another individual get away with having opposing viewpoints.

Poor babies might have to think critically if she gets away with having a different opinion.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 11:07:41 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: shibumi; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; Eaker; martin_fierro
Well, Obama DID promise everyone a piece of the pie.

Where my PIE at, foo'?

27 posted on 03/18/2010 5:05:28 AM PDT by humblegunner (*)
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To: DogByte6RER

The left eating their own.

Peppers in the face is bad though.


28 posted on 03/18/2010 5:18:47 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: humblegunner
"HEY! That's MY pie!"


29 posted on 03/18/2010 11:58:48 AM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: DogByte6RER

LMAO!
Sleep with anarchists ... expect to wake up with pepper pie in your face.


30 posted on 03/18/2010 12:07:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: humblegunner

.....and the hogs ate it.

:)


31 posted on 03/18/2010 12:13:30 PM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: boop

I’ve known some fat vegetarians. It’s all the carbs.


32 posted on 03/18/2010 2:54:17 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: shibumi; JoeProBono
"That’s no anarchist pie!"

Joe was out of spray paint.

33 posted on 03/18/2010 8:04:26 PM PDT by Semper Mark ("Yassir! I nicked the census man!" - "There's a good boy.")
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