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Calif. Mayor Chooses Occupy Rally Over Veterans Day Memorial (Richmond)
The Blaze ^ | Movember 11, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 11/11/2011 12:46:30 PM PST by yoe

The mayor of Richmond, Calif. plans to skip her city’s Veterans Day memorial events to attend an Occupy rally, a choice that’s prompting anger and criticism.

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin will miss a Veterans Day salute Friday in favor of an Occupy Richmond “public speak out,” the San Jose Mercury News reported.

McLaughlin defended her decision, telling the newspaper that the city is not sponsoring the Veterans Day event, and the rally she will attend will honor Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured at an Occupy Oakland rally last month. Richmond and Oakland, both in the San Francisco Bay Area, are about 12 miles apart.

“I choose to honor our veterans, not only on Veteran’s Day, but daily, by supporting an end to military warfare to prevent further fighting and dying in needless wars,” she said in an email. “I am a strong supporter of Veterans for Peace and Iraq Vets Against the War.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; communists; gaylemclaughlin; mayor; nuts; occupyoakland; occupyrichmond; occupywallstreet; richmond; scottolsen; veteransday; vets
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The citizens of Richmond, Calif should recall this Socialist nit ASAP!
1 posted on 11/11/2011 12:46:33 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

She’s unaware that there were wars before Iraq? Sprechen sie Deutche bitch?!


2 posted on 11/11/2011 12:48:51 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: yoe

The farther away this twit stays, the better.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 12:49:52 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: yoe

...another day in Obamaland....


4 posted on 11/11/2011 12:52:35 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: yoe

Richmond is as their Mayor.

She’s safe.

Richmond, Berzerkly, Oakland, San Francisco... all the same cloth.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 12:52:50 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Past Your Eyes

A Vet who marched in the Boston parade just called the Howie Carr Show. They were dissed throughout the city. People who clapped were looked upon with disdain. He said Boston is the worst city for supporting Veterans.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 12:53:37 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

See how far they have plunged since the original Tea Party.


7 posted on 11/11/2011 12:57:20 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: yoe

There was information last week that Scott Olsen- the Iraq vet injured at the Oakland rally was the person who started a website called “I HATE MARINES.COM”.

Someone needs to tie this all together in the Oakland/SF area & see if this is the truth.

If he is the same person, I have no sympathy for his injuries which he got because he decided to go there & witness or participate. Stay home & stay out of the protests!!!


8 posted on 11/11/2011 12:58:11 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: massgopguy

Far left liberal Obama supporters, no doubt.


9 posted on 11/11/2011 12:58:24 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: yoe

From the article:

“I am a strong supporter of Veterans for Peace and Iraq Vets Against the War.”

Both communist organizations:

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6244

And,

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7305

So, what she is saying is that she supports anti-military, anti-American communist organizations.

Furthermore, Van Jones spoke at her swearing in ceremony in 2006 (see page 6):

http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/archives/30/ProgramSwearing-InCeremony%202006Election.pdf

And, he (Van Jones) gave a stirring speech at her reelection campaign party in 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i0fd5-dIckw

Ergo, she’s a full-blown COMMIE!

Cheers


10 posted on 11/11/2011 12:59:25 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Cain will slay Unable!)
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To: yoe
Let the little Socialist Pig know how you feel.

http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/Directory.aspx?did=53

11 posted on 11/11/2011 12:59:51 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: yoe

Folks, it is Richmond, CA, which is pretty much the murder capital of Northern Cali, including Oakland. It’s all ganged up, the schools are a mess, and you’d have to be out of your mind to live there.

I hadn’t known that the mayor was an old, white lady. Richmond is, well, ethnically diverse to say the least.

Anybody see the ‘L’ in the middle of her forehead? It’s faint, but its there if you look.


12 posted on 11/11/2011 1:00:01 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: massgopguy

They ever hear of the Boston Massacre?


13 posted on 11/11/2011 1:01:16 PM PST by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: yoe

Sorry CA residents (which includes my brother!) but I’m rooting for the Big One to happen! Everything to the west of the San Andreas fault line should slip into the sea...
Best part? All you Freepers in Fresno would have ocean front property!!!!!


14 posted on 11/11/2011 1:01:41 PM PST by matginzac
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To: yoe

Are any of us REALLY surprised?


15 posted on 11/11/2011 1:01:46 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: yoe

Should not be a surprise, according to her Wiki bio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayle_McLaughlin

On November 2, 2004, McLaughlin was elected to the city council of Richmond, California, on the Green Party ticket. She has been involved with the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), a non-partisan liberal group in western Contra Costa County, composed mostly of Green Party members, as well as left-leaning and progressive independents and Democrats.

McLaughlin was born into a working class union family. She is the middle child of five daughters born to a unionized carpenter and a housewife.

During the 1980s, McLaughlin was an activist with the Central American solidarity movement and a steering committee member of CISPES (Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador). She also played an active role in the North Star Network, a national networking effort to unite progressives, and in coalition-building efforts with Rainbow/PUSH.

McLaughlin graduated summa cum laude from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. She continued her education with two years of graduate study in psychology at Rhode Island College, with additional graduate study in education at U.C. Berkeley Extension.

McLaughlin has worked as a postal clerk, teacher, caregiver for the elderly, and tutor/clinician for children with learning disabilities. She has also worked in the capacity of support staff for various not-for-profit health and educational organizations.[citation needed]

According to published reports, McLaughlin filed for bankruptcy in 2003 to avoid paying more than $100,000 in student loans and other forms of debt.


16 posted on 11/11/2011 1:03:29 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: massgopguy

I have no love for Boston but I find it hard to believe that Boston is the worst.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 1:03:36 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: yoe
“According to the San Francisco Chronicle, she marched in Occupy Oakland’s “general strike” earlier this month — the same march that turned into violent rioting. Asked whether she would support Friday’s protesters if they decide to stay and camp after their rally, she told the Chronicle: “Yeah, I would stand with them for that. I stand with this movement.”

Says it all.

18 posted on 11/11/2011 1:04:04 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: yoe
The seats of gov’t are rapidly being occupied by socialists, marxists, fascists and communists.

They no longer make any effort to hide it.

19 posted on 11/11/2011 1:05:58 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: yoe
The citizens of Richmond, Calif should recall this Socialist nit ASAP!

One would hope, but Richmond is in the middle of the SF Bay Area, probably Leftist Central, USA, and it's generally a depressed city and a fair amount of low-income folks. Probably most are Obamanites.

20 posted on 11/11/2011 1:07:12 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: RinaseaofDs

I couldn’t agree more.

When we are driving to/from SFO or visiting relatives in the Bay Area my wife always says, “Get gas now so we won’t have to stop in Richmond.”

It’s a scary place.


21 posted on 11/11/2011 1:12:27 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Just a point for my own information : Does the “L” stand for Lesbian, Liberal, Loser, or all 3.

By the way I just left the Labor Day Parade in Leonardtown and the Helen Veterans day ceremony in Helen Md. and both were well attended and appreciative of Veterans. In fact the one in Leonardtown was the biggest they have ever had with the biggest crowd and it was 50 degrees and a 30 mph gale. Started half an hour late and no one left.I haven’t gotten warm yet.It was a great Parade that would have been better if Steny Hoyer had stayed home.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 1:19:56 PM PST by Venturer
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To: yoe

It’s Richmond. You really can’t expect better from their mayor. Richmond is like Oakland. But not as cool or prosperous.


23 posted on 11/11/2011 1:21:21 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: PapaNew

Richmond has a very high percentage of Holder’s peeps.


24 posted on 11/11/2011 1:25:43 PM PST by allblues
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To: yoe

Yep, she’s a real cant isnt she?


25 posted on 11/11/2011 1:27:14 PM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: Brandonmark

She’s probably the highest-ranking elected Green Party politician in America. Particularly in California, the Greens are what we call “watermelons”: Environmentalist Green on the outside, but Marxist Red on the inside.


26 posted on 11/11/2011 1:41:17 PM PST by MeNeFrego
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To: yoe

I don’t think this story qualifies as “news”. This is normal behavior for elected officials in Northern California. It is like a headline news story “Sun Rises in Morning.”


27 posted on 11/11/2011 1:41:34 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: yoe

Richmond is about 100% black, and has been for more than a half-century. Richmond and its nextdoor neighbor El Cerrito are the Detroit of California.


28 posted on 11/11/2011 1:45:43 PM PST by Melchior
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To: yoe

Typical Democrat female.

You know......an airhead.


29 posted on 11/11/2011 1:46:21 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline

This mayor is such a useless creature. How nauseating.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 1:50:43 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: yoe

The establishment is showing their support more and more.

Imagine if conservatives tried to occupy city property without a permit. lol.


31 posted on 11/11/2011 1:51:40 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: yoe
Looks like she missed her appointments at the gym and glamour makeover as well...


32 posted on 11/11/2011 1:52:54 PM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Brandonmark

I was under the impression than bankruptcy didn’t get you out of student loans?


33 posted on 11/11/2011 1:54:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RightOnline
They just discussed this on The Five.

Juan Williams is absolutely clueless.

35 posted on 11/11/2011 2:16:12 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: GeronL

At the time she filed bankruptcy, they were discharged. Don’t you remember the left making such a big deal about it when Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse act in 2005?


36 posted on 11/11/2011 2:17:09 PM PST by Echo4C (We have it in our power to begin the world over again. --Thomas Paine)
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Here are some photos if her. Honoring former black panther leader. And RPA YOUTH ACTIVIST SCHOOL http://www.mayorgayle.net/photos.htm


37 posted on 11/11/2011 2:40:19 PM PST by anglian
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To: yoe
Wiki: "The city is headed by mayor Gayle McLaughlin, making Richmond the largest city in the country with a Green Party mayor".

"In March 2010, #3 Most Dangerous City - Richmond, CA - The second California city in the top ten list of most dangerous cities in the United States ranks as number 3 in terms of auto theft and terms of murders."

38 posted on 11/11/2011 2:40:47 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Freepers!

Things to do today;

Thank a Veteran!

Donate to Free Republic.




39 posted on 11/11/2011 2:48:47 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: PoloSec

How long will people say that from their keyboards without doing something?


40 posted on 11/11/2011 2:53:06 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: tobyhill

should be horsewhipped.


41 posted on 11/11/2011 2:58:11 PM PST by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks yoe.
...in favor of an Occupy Richmond... rally... will honor Scott Olsen...

42 posted on 11/11/2011 3:03:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Past Your Eyes

For too many decades and counting, all U.S. cities have been competing for the title of “Most Leftist”.


43 posted on 11/11/2011 3:06:27 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: yoe

This is why I laugh whenever I hear a libtard say she “supports the troops.”


44 posted on 11/11/2011 3:09:39 PM PST by clintonh8r (Living well is no longer the best revenge. Revenge is now the best revenge.)
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To: yoe

With today’s reality TV “heroes” doesn’t she think Clymers are honored enough year round? I guess Vets only getting one day is too much for her.


45 posted on 11/11/2011 3:13:03 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: ridesthemiles
Iraq War Veteran Injured at OWS Oakland Founder of IHateTheMarineCorps.com
46 posted on 11/11/2011 3:15:28 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Brandonmark
McLaughlin filed for bankruptcy in 2003 to avoid paying more than $100,000 in student loans and other forms of debt.

I wasn't aware that student loans could be claimed in bankruptcy filings.

47 posted on 11/11/2011 3:26:18 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: yoe

I hope this Occupy BS comes back to bite its supporters in the butt.

Including Obama, Pelosi, Ron Paul and all that other scum.


48 posted on 11/11/2011 3:31:05 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: massgopguy

‘Twas not that way in New York, I am happy to say. I was feeling that times had really changed, especially for the Vietnam vets, who suffered so much in earlier decades. Sorry to hear what you say about Boston.


49 posted on 11/11/2011 4:05:38 PM PST by firebrand (It's almost too late.)
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To: massgopguy

She’s unaware that there were wars before Iraq? Sprechen sie Deutche bitch?!


That’s perfect. I hope she meets up with a 300 pound muslim one day and he wants to make her his 4th wife.


50 posted on 11/11/2011 4:35:54 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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