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ANN COULTER has been pied by "Al Pieda" ! survives creamy stage-left attack

Biotic Baking Brigade.....coming soon to a pie-o-region near you.

 http://www.alpieda.org/

LOTS OF CORP. CENSORSHIP ON THIS STORY. First, the UK Guardian had the story, then they censored the story! YOU GET A BLANK PAGE TEMPLATE. Second, There is not one instance of "Ann Coulter pied" in Google.com's news. Third, there is only a right-wing fling of a piece at the Washington Times, which lies when it said that the pie material failed to make contact.

"Smith, a UA student, and Wolff were charged with criminal damage, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and assault. The felony charge resulted from damage to a backdrop school officials estimated at $3,000, the Web site said."

WHAT'S THE MATTER? DON'T YOU LIKE BEING LAUGHED AT, FASCISTS?

"Direct action gets better results. Chaining yourself to bulldozers and throwing paint over company executives is more likely to influence environmental policy than schmoozing on Capitol Hill. So says an analysis of the impact of the green movement in the US between 1960 and 1994." [New Scientist vol 183 issue 2462 - 28 August 2004, page 4]
Ann Coulter freaks out!
Ann Coulter freaks out!
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The "ah!" from Ann is priceless, as she darts back into a dark stage (.wmv)
"Al Pieda" Targets Ann Coulter
Conservative author survives creamy stage-left attack

OCTOBER 22--Meet "Al Pieda" disciples Phillip Edgar Smith and William Zachary Wolff. The Tucson men, both 24, were arrested last night after throwing custard cream pies at author Ann Coulter during her speech at the University of Arizona. Portions of the pies connected with the conservative commentator's face and shoulder, according to this police report, [and corporate media LIES, saying that "they missed"] which quotes Smith saying that he and Wolff were "throwing the pies at her ideas not at her." Cops also noted that a post-arrest search of the assailants turned up "pieces of paper (propaganda) involving Coulter's name and the explanation of 'Al Pieda.'"

Videos and more info at:  http://www.alpieda.org/

Thanks,
Agent Tofu Cream, Al Pieda / BBB Tucson



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Two new pie songs: "Just Desserts" by Chumbawamba and "The Pie" by The Ex

Just Desserts
 http://www.chumba.com/_un.htm

Groucho-Marxists look so sweet
Slapstick anarchists, nice enough to eat
Peter Kropotkin in the way we talk; Charlie Cairoli in the way we walk
See them scramble to the top-watch them fall from grace
Never trust a man with egg on his face
Intellectual tarts with a good left hook
Copycat killer-cover and duck!
Polite assassins: You shout, I scream!
And the part starts on a count of one, two three.
We talk without words, and everybody understands.
Just desserts, delivered by hand.
"Nobody move! Or the CEO gets it in the face with cream and dough!"
See them scramble to the top-wsatch them fall from grace. Never trusts a man with egg on his face.


The Pie
 http://www.theex.nl/lyrics.htm

In a world full of poor and an environment to protect
an alternative flan of action flies in the face
of promises not kept
it shows that the responsible irresponsibles
have faces and names which can be addressed
therefore bake and aim
and put a smile back on the face of the oppressed

The puppeteers and the powers that be
would always agree that stones are no arguments
and meanwhile they hit us with batons and bullets
and invite us to their wrecking-balls
with distorted truths and teargas
slander, lies and tanks
no thanks, we understand
and that is why
we wanna globalise the pie

Number 1 is The Walking Thrust:
walk up to the person, push the pie in the face
and before you walk away give it a slight twist
this makes the sticky part of the pie cling to the recipient

Number 2 is The Shot Put:
the one to be thrown straight
from a distance of three to five feet

Number 3 is The Ancient Roman Discus Throw
the most beautiful delivery of all:
spin half-way round, turning the pie as you whirl
and then let go, hitting the victim square in the face

Number 4 is The Catcheržs Throw to Second Base
the hardest of all:
pull back your arm just as far as it will go
and then bring the pie in, all the way from East St Louis
and let her go!

With shots over eight feet
make sure that the pie is of the right weight
to fly in a straight line as it leaves your fingers
on the other hand, some do believe
that one must press the pie into the face directly
and that it never should be thrown
an advice for beginners: donžt try this at home...

Some people say that the pie is the limit
but a pastry at a time is an answer to their crime

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"Direct action gets better results"
...from: New Scientist vol 183 issue 2462 - 28 August 2004, page 4

Chaining yourself to bulldozers and throwing paint over company executives is more likely to influence environmental policy than schmoozing on Capitol Hill. So says an analysis of the impact of the green movement in the US between 1960 and 1994.

The study compares the number of bills passed by Congress with tactics employed by green groups in the same year. Jon Agnone, a sociologist at the University of Washington, Seattle, found that sit-ins, rallies and boycotts were highly effective at forcing new environmental laws. Each protest raised the number of pro-environment bills passed by 2.2 per cent. Neither effort spent schmoozing politicians nor the state of public opinion made any difference.

But conventional politics does play a part. Environmental legislation is 75 per cent more likely to pass when Democrats control both houses of Congress. And it gets a 200 per cent boost in congressional election years, presumably because politicians see it as a vote winner.

Agnone, who presented his results on 17 August at the American Sociological Association's meeting in San Francisco, says protest groups lose their edge when they become part of the system. Their most effective weapon is disruption. "If you make a big enough disturbance then people have to recognise what you are doing."

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"Never doubt that a small and dedicated group of people with pies can
change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead
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Look for "Pie Any Means Necessary: The BBB Cookbook" in fine (and not so fine) bookstores, cafes, bunkers, caves, and police station lockups everywhere. Or order it straight from the publisher, AK Press,
via  http://www.akpress.org

"The Pie's the Limit," a delicious documentary produced by the Whispered Media video collective, features a cornucopia of political pie-throwings in San Francisco and beyond; a brief history of consumable comedy; behind the scenes interviews with real underground pie tossers; corporate media analysis, and in-your-face politics. Watch in delight as a half dozen demagogues are served up their just deserts! Order it via  http://www.whisperedmedia.org/piepage.html

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The Biotic Baking Brigade.....coming soon to a pie-o-region near you.

 bbb@bioticbakingbrigade.org www.bioticbakingbrigade.org

Friends of the BBB: c/o POB 40130, San Francisco, CA 94140, Amerika


The Al-Pieda communique:


Everyone who watched Ann Coulter speak at Centennial Hall Thursday night witnessed some impressive political theatre. Coulter delivered a mix of hate speech, one-liners, and bad puns while the audience rejoined with applause and "amens". An Al Pieda favorite was, "We're all tired of having the gay agenda shoved down our throats. Apologies to all my gay male readers." Come on folks, that's funny. So is pie. In all seriousness though, homophobia is gay.

Right now, two Al Pieda operatives, Zach and Phil, are being charged with assault, disturbing the peace, and criminal damage. We ask everyone involved, where is your sense of humor? If Ann Coulter wants to tell towel-head jokes, Al Pieda will be the first to laugh. We will also be the first to retaliate with jokes of our own. No one was hurt Thursday night. However, something in the neighborhood of 40,000 Iraqi soldiers, 15,000 Iraqi civilians, and 1,000 American soldiers have been killed in the war in Iraq that Coulter cheerleads. No Al Pieda agents have been found in Iraq.

Please contact Al Pieda with comments, questions, and any offers of support for the legal defense fund for Phil and Zach.

 http://www.alpieda.org/


CENSORSHIP?

The UK Guardian has censored the story! YOU GET A BLANK PAGE TEMPLATE.
There is not one instance of "Ann Coulter pied" in Google.com's news.
Only the Washington Times has a story that I see, and it gets some of its facts wrong. There is a story below from the Arizona IMC as well.


Columnist Coulter pelted with pies

Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Author and conservative columnist Ann Coulter was assaulted by two men who threw custard pies at her during a talk at the University of Arizona.

The Arizona Daily Wildcat reports as Coulter was answering questions in front of a packed house at the university's Centennial Hall, the men ran up on stage and threw the pies, one of which connected with her shoulder while missing her face -- a pie-thrower's traditional target.

Coulter made light of the situation, saying, "From that far away they can't even hit me?" the author of three New York Times best-sellers [WRONG! she never got bestsellers; her waste of trees were inflated by purchases of huge blocs (i.e., UNsold) to make it look like she was by the way! google that! Hate don't sell very well in the USA.] said as the two men were arrested and taken away in handcuffs by police.

TheSmokingGun.com Web site later identified the two man as Phillip Edgar Smith and William Zachary Wolff, both, 24, of Tucson.

Smith, a UA student, and Wolff were charged with criminal damage, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and assault. The felony charge resulted from damage to a backdrop school officials estimated at $3,000, the Web site said.


AZ-IMC
Ann Coulter and Al-Pieda Operatives
by twang Monday October 25, 2004 at 04:41 AM
 chosenmachine@hotmail.com

My questioning of Ann along with my planned anticts were interrupted by Al-pieda recruits. This is an online letter I wrote to a couple of friends and thought I would relay it as an personal story of Ann Coulter's brief encounter with Tucson
 http://arizona.indymedia.org/news/2004/10/22479_comment.php#22638

add a comment on this article

you're mistaken 16.Jan.2005 10:46

nona

actually, this was all over the cnn networks in october. it's all over google as well.

old news about a completely frivolous and ineffective form of ...'resistance?'

don't expect the empire to fall to sailing pies any time soon...

perhaps... 16.Jan.2005 14:25

this thing here

... but damn if she doesn't deserve it.

You're mistaken, Mistaken 16.Jan.2005 16:17

Always Correct

To Mistaken:

You insult the perpetrators of this action because 'the empire will not fall because of pies.' True, but I fail to see how this type of public shaming is so useless. There is old style slapstick humor here, and too few people have ridiculed the promoters of american style fascistoid christian capitalism in public for this to be so pointless as you indicate.

Have a sense of humor! Yes we are living in dangerous times, unprecedented weirdness and corruption, mass mind control, etc. But let those who have some pies to let fly do so, and carry on with what you're doing as well.

A.C. (laugh)