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Tim Pawlenty Attacked by Activists With Glittery Confetti in San Francisco
The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, June 16, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 06/16/2011 6:50:01 PM PDT by kristinn

Tim Pawlenty was minding his own business running for president, signing books at an American Health Insurance conference Thursday when two women representing Reproductive Rights and CODEPINK sprinkled pink, glittery confetti on the former Minnesota governor.

Complaining that the Republican doesn't have "the courage to stand up for gay rights and women's reproductive rights," the two women opened manila folders filled with confetti and doused the man who in 2010 vetoed a Minnesota bill that would have allowed gay couples the right to the remains of their deceased partner.

SNIP

YouTube video of attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: codepink; hissyfit; homosexualagenda; medeabenjamin; nancymancias; pawlenty; timpawlenty; tpaw
The main attacker is Code Pinko Nancy Mancias. Code Pink is crossing the line from aggressive non-violence to violence. Just like their pals in the Weather Underground. One day their Hamas allies will get them to wear suicide bomb vests.
1 posted on 06/16/2011 6:50:03 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Another stupid, empty grunt of discontent from stupid, empty people.


2 posted on 06/16/2011 6:53:15 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: kristinn

I hope they were charged with assault.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 6:53:55 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: kristinn

Surprised they weren’t shot on the spot.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: kristinn
Complaining that the Republican doesn't have "the courage to stand up for gay rights and women's reproductive rights ...

Is there any evidence that Mr. Pawlenty secretly supports "gay rights and women's reproductive rights"? If not, then he's simply stating what he believes is correct, however much courage that takes. (It would depend on how frightened truth-telling makes him, I suppose.)

5 posted on 06/16/2011 6:56:41 PM PDT by Tax-chick (One step ahead of the jailer.)
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ABC News has more:

Mancias and Byers are members of CODEPINK, an anti-war activist group known for its protests and demonstrations. CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin told ABC News the glittering was planned to bring attention to the need for equal rights for all as well as singling out Pawlenty for his views on gay marriage.

“This is the home of Harvey Milk,” Benjamin said. “This is where people flock around the country to be able to live freely and express themselves as gay and lesbian people. It’s the place where we respect each other and celebrate diversity and to have Tim Pawlenty be there spewing what we consider homophobic attitudes and non inclusive policies in opposition to gay marriage is an affront to people in the Bay area and around the country who believe in equal rights for all.”

6 posted on 06/16/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

Please tell me he doesn’t have Abba on his ringtone...

Freegards


7 posted on 06/16/2011 7:01:06 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: kristinn
gay obama Pictures, Images and Photos
8 posted on 06/16/2011 7:01:52 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: kristinn

So long as he’s not caught on video cringing, diving under a table or something, he should be able to make political hay of this out in the real world.

They’ve been trying mightily to inject some excitement into a thus far moribund campaign, well here it is.


9 posted on 06/16/2011 7:09:53 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

They should be arrested...and charged. The victim has no idea what is in the manila envelope. It could be poison. If Republicans are too timid to arrest their attackers for fear of being criticized by the media or whatever special interest group, it shines a light into how they might back down in fights on legislation put forth to give special benefits to those groups.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 7:15:32 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: RegulatorCountry

How about a couple of off duty police matrons? Video of Code Pinko ho’s getting the cr@p beat out of them by female bodyguards wouldn’t cost him any votes.


11 posted on 06/16/2011 7:17:04 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: kristinn

12 posted on 06/16/2011 7:21:06 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: massmike

I hate how the language gets twisted and muddled.

Is anyone here against women’s reproductive rights? I know they are using that term as a euphemism for abortion, but words matter. I think you can oppose abortion on demand, as espoused by Roe vs. Wade, but still support women getting all the reproductive healthcare services they need, to help them have successful reproduction (pregnancy).

Is anyone here against civil rights for homosexuals? Meaning all of our civil rights, such as freedom of speech? Can’t you be in favor of homosexuals having all the rights we all have, without wanting to change the definition of marriage? Again they muddle an issue of “civil rights” with how we will define marriage.

Liberals should be called out on these word games. If you favor abortion on demand, then say so. Don’t hide behind terms such as women’s reproductive health services.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 7:33:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kristinn

Let no one forget how Code Pinko’s co-founder is linked with Obama, as a 2008 top campaign bundler.

What I want to know is, where is the security for these candidates? First Newt, then this.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 7:33:43 PM PDT by stratman1969 (Run, Sarah, Run - 2012!)
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To: kristinn
What was Pawlenty doing in the Gay Bay to begin with? Did he think he could enter a toilet w/o coming out smelling like shyt?

Kalifornistan will go to the democRAT candidate in 2012; there is no reason why any Republican should campaign here.

15 posted on 06/16/2011 7:33:53 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: GR_Jr.

Holy Toledo! This picture of Obama will give me nightmares!!!!


16 posted on 06/16/2011 7:34:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: massmike

What *is* that thing hanging downbetween her legs?


17 posted on 06/16/2011 7:34:07 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, Harvey Milk, who aided and abetted a mass murderer by the name of Jim Jones. There’s your hero, Susie!


18 posted on 06/16/2011 7:34:49 PM PDT by stratman1969 (Run, Sarah, Run - 2012!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Belly fat.


19 posted on 06/16/2011 7:38:17 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: kristinn

Why Don’t Gay Men Talk about their Lifestyle average of Death 45 Years a 50-50 Chance to make it to 65 yrs old. Monogomay means 5 or fewer Partners. Gay Marriage is a ruse


20 posted on 06/16/2011 7:40:25 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: SatinDoll

Good God!


21 posted on 06/16/2011 7:42:23 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: massmike

RE; picture of fat ‘code pink’ sow- is that her STOMACH hanging out from under her dress???
Good GOD!


22 posted on 06/16/2011 7:45:25 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: kristinn

I love it when peace protesters get physical. :)


23 posted on 06/16/2011 7:46:11 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“This picture of Obama will give me nightmares!”

I hear it’s caused Chris Matthews to lose sleep, too, trying to soothe the tingle.


24 posted on 06/16/2011 7:48:48 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: massmike
UGH! I'm glad I already ate dinner...though it may come back up on me.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

25 posted on 06/16/2011 7:53:04 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: kristinn

a small part of me wishes he woulda pulled out his legally concealed handgun and shot both of them in the chest. :)


26 posted on 06/16/2011 7:57:05 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: kristinn

Glittery confetti is so gay.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 8:01:47 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Tax-chick

From the city that wants to outlaw circumcisions, chocolate milk and goldfish.


28 posted on 06/16/2011 8:03:08 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: kristinn

they’ll do this until they’re near their real target

then the confetti will be acid or something worse


29 posted on 06/16/2011 8:04:58 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

large camel toe?

LOL


30 posted on 06/16/2011 8:08:55 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: massmike

Bet she’s got a tub of Crisco in that backpack. Might as well cut out the intermediate steps, just scoop it out with your hands. Very efficient, that one.


31 posted on 06/16/2011 8:15:15 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: ilovesarah2012

Pixie dust.


32 posted on 06/16/2011 8:23:34 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: kristinn

Still waiting a response from Team Pawlenty to my request to be a part of his security team...


33 posted on 06/16/2011 8:41:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: massmike

O....KKKKKKKKKK...alright, where is that cat that says “What has been seen, cannot be UNSEEN!” ??


34 posted on 06/16/2011 9:13:03 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Herman Cain Still Top Choice; But For His Good, Needs Accelerated Foreign Policy/Military Coaching)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“I hate how the language gets twisted and muddled...Liberals should be called out on these word games. If you favor abortion on demand, then say so. Don’t hide behind terms such as women’s reproductive health services.”

Language is everything to them.

Conservatives need to do a lot more co-opting of the leftists’ favorite terms to use against them. (e.g., when the left screams about reproductive “rights”, then counter with the importance of protecting the rights of an even more vulnerable group- the unborn.


35 posted on 06/16/2011 9:34:25 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: South40

“Kalifornistan will go to the democRAT candidate in 2012....”

Maybe not. Didn’t they pass a law in California saying that the winner of the nationwide popular vote will receive all of California’s Electoral College votes?

Pass the popcorn on election night when CBS news says, “Well, even though Barack Obama won the popular vote in California, the popular vote nationwide was won by Sarah Palin. Therefore, Palin wins California!” (That popping sound you will hear will be liberal heads exploding all over San Francisco and Los Angeles). Talk about “must see” TV.


36 posted on 06/16/2011 9:48:26 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Palin / West in 2012 or West / Palin. Either combination will serve America well.)
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To: kristinn

Do they have pink shirts yet? Or would they rather go with the traditional brown?


37 posted on 06/16/2011 11:42:29 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Is anyone here against civil rights for homosexuals?

Sodomy has been viewed by the civlized world as sinful and immoral and, for the most part, illegal for 5,000 years. Only in the last 50 years has it been decriminalized. Along with fornication and adultery. If it were still a crime, there would be no case for it to be considerd a right. That's were the little disagreement pops up.

Christians don't intend to single out sodomy as a worse sin than fornication or adultery, or even murder or robbery for that matter, since the Bible is clear that sin is sin, it's all wrong in the eyes of God and we don't gain salvation because we chose certain sins over others.

But the fornicators, adulterers, murderers and robbers don't form activist groups and agressively and publicly demand that they be given a right to commit their vile acts; only the sodomites do. So we have to respond, because we are bought with a price, we can not deny the Scriptures, the Holy Word of God, any more than we can our Lord Jesus Christ.

From 1 Corinthians, Chapter 6:

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
38 posted on 06/17/2011 3:46:19 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (PC's Tavern...)
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To: kristinn

Since when has Code Pink gone around fighting for gay rights?

There are 3 wars going on and they’re focused on a fringe Republican candidate? Code Pink has lost their focus, their resolve and lack the courage & intellectual honesty to stand up to Obama.


39 posted on 06/17/2011 4:14:58 AM PDT by eaglestar
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To: kristinn; Impy; randita; MplsSteve

It sounds more silly than anything else.


40 posted on 06/17/2011 5:13:14 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: PieterCasparzen
But the fornicators, adulterers, murderers and robbers don't form activist groups and agressively and publicly demand that they be given a right to commit their vile acts

Murderers and robbers might not, but fornicators and adulterers have. Try refusing to rent an apartment to an unmarried couple. Try refusing to fill a prescription for the "morning-after pill." Try praying too near an abortion mill.

The "right to privacy" was invented to facilitate heterosexual sin, that being the proclivity of the majority. Homosexuals are simply piggybacking on the legal precedents, gross pun intended.

41 posted on 06/17/2011 5:15:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One step ahead of the jailer.)
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To: kristinn

One day it’s not going to be glitter they throw at the politician. Pawlenty needs to consider some severe security measures.


42 posted on 06/17/2011 5:58:39 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Q. “What *is* that thing hanging down between her legs?”

A. That thing is what is called a pannus (Latin for apron). Some people with morbid obesity develop so much abdominal fat that it hangs like an apron from the abdominal wall, in some cases down to the knees.


43 posted on 06/17/2011 8:39:07 AM PDT by MikeNJ
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“doused the man who in 2010 vetoed a Minnesota bill that would have allowed gay couples the right to the remains of their deceased partner.”

While Pawlenty is pro-family, he still shows kindness, and this is how the loons treat him??


44 posted on 06/17/2011 11:57:12 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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Oops, I didn’t read the quote in my last post carefully enough, but Code Pink is still loony and promote evil.


45 posted on 06/17/2011 12:05:03 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; randita

If were him I’d get an HIV test just to be on the safe side.


47 posted on 06/18/2011 4:22:37 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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