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Oakland woman and friends shell out $76,000 to sing a protest song at Obama breakfast
Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/21/11 | Josh Richman

Posted on 04/21/2011 4:51:13 PM PDT by SmithL

An Oakland woman and her cohorts shelled out $76,000 to get themselves into President Barack Obama's fundraising breakfast Thursday morning in San Francisco, just to disrupt it with a protest song in support of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning.

"It was really worth the money, it really was," Naomi Pitcairn, 51, said later Thursday, adding that before the breakfast she "was up in the 'important people room' and ... I asked (California Gov.) Jerry Brown about Bradley Manning, and he didn't know who that is. Hopefully he will now."

As will the rest of the 200 people at the breakfast, where Pitcairn and her cohorts interrupted the president about five minutes into his speech with an a cappella rendition of their self-composed protest song. Pitcairn took off her outer shirt to reveal a T-shirt in support of Manning.

"All right, guys. That was a nice song. You guys have much better voices than I have. OK, thank you very much, guys," the president said when the protesters had finished singing, later adding, "Now, there's an example of creativity that we saw during the campaign. You know, it wasn't always convenient but it's part of what made 2008 special."

The protesters were escorted out of the St. Regis Hotel; none were cited or arrested.

"He's a classy dude, he's a charismatic guy," Pitcairn later said of the president. "We're all going to vote for him. It's even in the song: 'We'll vote for you in 2012, yes that's true, look at the Republicans, what else can we do?'"

(Excerpt) Read more at insidebayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 0bama; dogmeetyourfleas; manning; moonbeam; naomipitcairn; oakland; obama; truthtopower

1 posted on 04/21/2011 4:51:19 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: ElkGroveDan

Dog meet your fleas?


2 posted on 04/21/2011 4:52:24 PM PDT by SmithL (No one puts the func in dysfunctional like the California Legislature)
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To: SmithL
That quake in Japan hit the wrong coast on the wrong continent.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

3 posted on 04/21/2011 4:54:23 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: SmithL
Oakland woman and friends shell out $76,000 to sing a protest song at Obama breakfast

Hey, Obama, your "stimulus" dollars at work for you...

4 posted on 04/21/2011 4:54:37 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: SmithL

The words of their song confirm Freepers predictions; no matter how unhappy they are with him, they will still vote for him. so why should he do anything different than what he wants, there are no consequences.


5 posted on 04/21/2011 4:54:46 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: SmithL

Who can dispute the contention that liberalism is a mental disorder?


6 posted on 04/21/2011 4:55:19 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: SmithL

Wow, I could use that kind of money. Is there anything I can do to get them to protest me?


7 posted on 04/21/2011 4:56:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: SmithL

It is not much of a protest song when afterwards they say they are still going to vote for him in 2012.


8 posted on 04/21/2011 4:58:03 PM PDT by dirtman
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To: Baynative
Who can dispute the contention that liberalism is a mental disorder?

Yes, and you and I both live in the cesspool of the SF Bay Area. The area seems filled to the brim with these types of people. We seem to have many more of these people as a percentage of our population. They are also more aggressive than the liberals you see elsewhere.
9 posted on 04/21/2011 4:59:18 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: SmithL

Useful idiots.


10 posted on 04/21/2011 4:59:29 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: SmithL
"He's a classy dude, he's a charismatic guy," Pitcairn later said of the president. "We're all going to vote for him. It's even in the song: 'We'll vote for you in 2012, yes that's true, look at the Republicans, what else can we do?'"

Naomi, please just get a room, and spare us...

11 posted on 04/21/2011 5:00:11 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: truthguy
Who can dispute the contention that liberalism is a mental disorder?

Yes, and you and I both live in the cesspool of the SF Bay Area. The area seems filled to the brim with these types of people. We seem to have many more of these people as a percentage of our population. They are also more aggressive than the liberals you see elsewhere.


I live in the Portland area and can attest that we are a close competitor to the bay area when it comes to anarchists and commies and drug addicts.
12 posted on 04/21/2011 5:02:56 PM PDT by dirtman
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To: SmithL

‘We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true, look at the Republicans, what else can we do?’”

Obozo knows it , Pelosi knows it. Reid knows it. Why would they change?


13 posted on 04/21/2011 5:04:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SmithL
proof positive that liberals need to be given a lot less money.
14 posted on 04/21/2011 5:12:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SmithL

Let’s see...

Obama got your $76,000 and you got to sing a protest song....

What morons.


15 posted on 04/21/2011 5:16:37 PM PDT by DB
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To: kevslisababy
no matter how unhappy they are with him, they will still vote for him

Ah, but the fact that even his unshakable base is this unhappy with him explains why he is losing indy's in droves and his numbers are headed toward 40 again.

16 posted on 04/21/2011 5:18:38 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SmithL

Tale the Monet and don’t vet the attendees. Tells the story


17 posted on 04/21/2011 5:19:10 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: SmithL

You can ask Jerry Brown “Who is Jerry Brown?” and nine out of ten times he won’t know the answer.


18 posted on 04/21/2011 5:30:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ncfool

>> “Tale the Monet” <<

.
How does one Tale the Monet?


19 posted on 04/21/2011 5:37:01 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Take the money... (predictive typing. Needs better proofreading)


20 posted on 04/21/2011 6:05:01 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: ncfool

Take the money = Tale the Monet...LOL!

The predictive text feature is one of the funniest inventions! I’ve sent off texts only to see what it got changed to and am quickly trying to re-text to correct it, thinking, “No, no, no, not THAT, I meant THIS!”

Just this morning I was texting “crap” like “oh crap” and crap got changed to “crappy” like the fish, lol.


21 posted on 04/21/2011 6:25:48 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: SmithL

LOL


22 posted on 04/21/2011 6:44:50 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: SmithL

‘We’ll vote for you in 2012, yes that’s true, look at the Republicans, what else can we do?’”

How about jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, you foolish liberal idiots.


23 posted on 04/21/2011 7:48:03 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: All; SmithL
"We're all going to vote for him. It's even in the song: 'We'll vote for you in 2012, yes that's true, look at the Republicans, what else can we do?'"

Which means you're all his bitches. Your words mean nothing to a politician if you won't take your vote elsewhere.

24 posted on 04/21/2011 8:02:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: SmithL

One thing about liberals: they do not and cannot comprehend Malignant Narcissism. If they did, they would know that to embarrass Barry this way has the opposite effect of what they’re trying to do. Inconvenience/embarrass a MN, and he will be looking for a target on which to vent his wrath. Bet $ word is trickling through the grapevine to make Manning’s life even worse/more uncomfortable.

Not that it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy; he deserves any and all discomfort that can be meted out to him. It’s just that the women who thought they could help him absolutely made it worse. Mark my words—time will bear them out.


25 posted on 04/21/2011 11:49:06 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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