Skip to comments.Calif. Mayor Chooses Occupy Rally Over Veterans Day Memorial (Richmond)
Posted on 11/11/2011 12:46:30 PM PST by yoe
The mayor of Richmond, Calif. plans to skip her citys Veterans Day memorial events to attend an Occupy rally, a choice thats 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 Veterans 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
She’s unaware that there were wars before Iraq? Sprechen sie Deutche bitch?!
The farther away this twit stays, the better.
...another day in Obamaland....
Richmond is as their Mayor.
Richmond, Berzerkly, Oakland, San Francisco... all the same cloth.
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.
See how far they have plunged since the original Tea Party.
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!!!
Far left liberal Obama supporters, no doubt.
From the article:
“I am a strong supporter of Veterans for Peace and Iraq Vets Against the War.”
Both communist organizations:
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):
And, he (Van Jones) gave a stirring speech at her reelection campaign party in 2010:
Ergo, she’s a full-blown COMMIE!
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.
They ever hear of the Boston Massacre?
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!!!!!
Are any of us REALLY surprised?
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.
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.
I have no love for Boston but I find it hard to believe that Boston is the worst.
Says it all.
They no longer make any effort to hide it.
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.
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.
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.
It’s Richmond. You really can’t expect better from their mayor. Richmond is like Oakland. But not as cool or prosperous.
Richmond has a very high percentage of Holder’s peeps.
Yep, she’s a real cant isnt she?
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.
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.”
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.
Typical Democrat female.
You know......an airhead.
This mayor is such a useless creature. How nauseating.
The establishment is showing their support more and more.
Imagine if conservatives tried to occupy city property without a permit. lol.
I was under the impression than bankruptcy didn’t get you out of student loans?
Juan Williams is absolutely clueless.
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?
Here are some photos if her. Honoring former black panther leader. And RPA YOUTH ACTIVIST SCHOOL http://www.mayorgayle.net/photos.htm
"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."
How long will people say that from their keyboards without doing something?
should be horsewhipped.
...in favor of an Occupy Richmond... rally... will honor Scott Olsen...
For too many decades and counting, all U.S. cities have been competing for the title of “Most Leftist”.
This is why I laugh whenever I hear a libtard say she “supports the troops.”
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.
I wasn't aware that student loans could be claimed in bankruptcy filings.
I hope this Occupy BS comes back to bite its supporters in the butt.
Including Obama, Pelosi, Ron Paul and all that other scum.
‘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.
Shes 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.
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