16 December 2008

Great, Code Pink To Honor Angry Shoe-Tosser Guy

Mahdi Army or Code Pink protest...what's the difference

It's getting more and more difficult to tell the difference between Sadrists, Ba'athists, and hippies in our own country. Code Pink is holding a pow-wow in L.A. where they encourage unemployed layabouts to bring their shoes in solidarity with the left's favorite new icon: that Saddam-apologist putz who throw his shoes at Bush. From their email distro:
Join us! Wednesday, December 17th, 5:00--6:30 PM, More Shoes for Bush!

Join us at the Federal Building at the southwest corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran Ave., in solidarity with the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George W. Bush at a Baghdad press conference on Sunday. Peace activists will gather outside the Federal Building with shoes representing Iraqis and U.S. soldiers who have died since the Bush Administration's illegal invasion of Iraq.

We aim to show support for Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at President Bush while he spoke at the conference during his "surprise" visit to discuss the war.
As you can see on Google maps, the Federal Building is one of the busiest intersections in Los Angeles, thereby putting it high in the running for busiest in the nation. Code Pink didn't have the decency to hold this display of idiocy on the weekend, so commuters will have to watch out for flying Birkenstocks as they exit off the 405. What a great country we live in.