May 09, 2008

As If There Was Ever Any Doubt...

...that anti-war protesters targeting a Marine recruiting station in Berkley California are losers.

Members of the women's group began bringing placards and pink banners to the center Friday, where they are expected to rally later in the morning, armed with spells and pointy hats for a "Witches, clowns and sirens day."

"Women are coming to cast spells and do rituals and to impart wisdom to figure out how we're going to end war," Zanne Sam Joi of Bay Area Code Pink told

The group's Mother's Day week of themed protests, which included days to galvanize grannies and bring-your-daughter-to-protest, appears to have done little to boost its flagging numbers.

All those drugs taken in '68 really had an effect, didn't they?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 9, 2008 10:33 AM

"Witches, clowns, and sirens..."

Well, one out of three ain't bad.

Posted by: DaveP. at May 9, 2008 11:41 AM

You know, maybe those Puritans were on to something, with that whole burning-at-the-stake thing they had going on...

Okay, kidding.

Posted by: tsmonk at May 9, 2008 12:13 PM

It's called "wicca" and it has nothing to do with brooms or Halloween. Okay, it does have something to do with Halloween but it's really about getting back to the Earth Mother, ya know, the one that commanded twins be left in the woods to die and had bogmen ritually strangled. It's all about Peace, man. That's all. And magic. And drumming, I guess. Oh, and Global Warming.

Posted by: megapotamus at May 9, 2008 01:30 PM

Why don't we end the war by winning? It seemed to work for us in the past and tends to promote a lasting peace.

Posted by: Greg at May 15, 2008 12:43 PM