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Thomas Friedman pied in Boston! (english)
03 Oct 2002
Modified: 04 Oct 2002
This evening at the Boston Public Library, the Biotic Baking
Brigade expressed their banana-cream-flavored contempt for
notorious liberal New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman ...
During the book signing following Friedman's airy speech, Agent
"Boston Creme" delivered a banana flavored delicacy to the
right side of the neoliberal cheerleader's face.

The audience, apparently filled up on Thomas Friedman's
fluffy opinions, had no room for the subtle dessert humor
creatively served on the face of the flaky pundit.

Friedman is well-known for promoting free market globalisation and American supremacy (because America is just "good"!). His essays celebrating American magnanimity and generosity appear twice a week in the New York Times newspaper. He often forgets to mention the American support for the dictatorial regimes he criticizes, as well as the bitter poverty that has followed the implementation of his beloved "free market" economic theories.

As Boston songwriter David Rovics says: "You can spend your life
hoping for pie in the sky/But the Baking Brigade delivers!"
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damn, that's two friedmans (english)
04 Oct 2002
looks like the bbb's got a thang for friedmans. the site listed above marks the first one (nobel winner and all-round asshole) from 1998. maybe this one would've seen the filling on the wall if it weren't for all the fog and vapor emanating every time he speaks.
Encore! And More.... (english)
04 Oct 2002
White House Rejects Bush-Saddam Duel Offer

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House scorned an Iraqi
leader's suggestion that President Bush and Saddam
Hussein could resolve their differences in a duel,
calling it an "irresponsible statement" that did not
justify a "serious response."

"I just want to point out that in the past when Iraq
had disputes, it invaded its neighbors," White House
press secretary Ari Fleischer told reporters.

"There were no duels; there were no invasions. There
was use of weapons of mass destruction and [the]
military. And that's how Iraq settles its disputes."

Fleischer was responding to comments made Thursday by
Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan in an
interview with Abu Dhabi television that was also
broadcast by CNN.

The Iraqi leader argued that instead of going to war
with Iraq, Bush should participate in a personal duel
with Saddam.

"Bush wants to attack the whole Iraq, the army and the
infrastructure," Ramadan said. "If such a call is
genuine, then let the American president and a
selected group with him face a selected group of us
and we choose a neutral land and let [U.N.
Secretary-General] Kofi Annan be a supervisor and both
groups should use the same weapon."

"A president against a president and vice president
against a vice president, and a duel takes place, if
they are serious," the Iraqi vice president said. "And
in this way we are saving the American and Iraqi

In other developments, the White House voiced
confidence that the United Nations would ultimately
approve a tough new resolution, even as Russia
rejected the U.S.-British draft, which calls for a
timetable for Iraq to comply with U.N. disarmament
demands and military action if it does not comply.

"I think what you're seeing is diplomacy unfold, and
in the end, the president remains optimistic the
outcome will be solid," Fleischer said.

The press secretary disputed any notion that Bush is
getting frustrated with the pace of negotiations;
three weeks after his U.N. speech, there is no sign an
agreement is imminent.

"I think the president understands how the U.N.
works," Fleischer said. "And when the president went
up there, he said that this would be a matter of days
and weeks, not months. And it is not a matter of

Fleischer repeated that the United States believes
inspectors should not return to Iraq without a new
inspections regime in place.

"If they go in under the current regime, it is a
fool's errand to call them inspectors. They will be
nothing more than tourists who get a run-around,"
Fleischer said.

"There is widespread recognition in the Security
Council that the existing regime failed to do the
job," he said. "It failed to disarm Saddam Hussein and
it has left a threat in place."

Hans Blix, chief of the U.N. weapons inspection team,
briefed the U.N. Security Council Thursday on his
meetings with Iraqi officials. Blix will be in
Washington Friday to update U.S. officials.

Fleischer said Bush remained convinced that any U.N.
resolution has to lay out how Saddam has defied U.N.
resolutions, what it would take for him to comply and
the consequences if he does not comply.

"Those are the three pillars that the president has
outlined and that is what the president expects, and
that's what the president will fight for, and that's
what the president expects," Fleischer said, refusing
to say whether those requirements are non-negotiable.

The Senate Thursday debated the question of whether to
use U.S. forces to disarm Iraq, the chamber's senior
Democrat warning that a pre-emptive strike would turn
the United States into a "rogue nation." (Full story)

With White House officials confident the president
will have strong bipartisan support in the Congress
for a war resolution with Iraq, Bush has turned his
focus on pressing the United Nations to act and
stressing that if it doesn't, the United States would
not have to act alone.

"The choice is up to the United Nations to show its
resolve," Bush said in a speech to Hispanic leaders.
"The choice is up to Saddam Hussein to fulfill his
word. And if neither of them acts, the United States,
in deliberate fashion, will lead a coalition to take
away the world's worst weapons from one of the world's
worst leaders.

"My intent is to put together a vast coalition of
countries who understand the threat of Saddam
Hussein," Bush said.

Fleischer would not say how many countries have agreed
to be part of any military coalition or what help
various countries have agreed to provide.

At least two countries, Romania and Bulgaria, have
announced they would allow U.S. forces to use their
air bases and resources in a war against Saddam

"I think the days of anybody saying the United States
would do anything unilateral are over," Fleischer
said. "I think it's very clear to everybody what the
United States is doing, it's doing with the support of
many nations around the world."

[Ari Flieshit - like Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perl, Joseph Lieberman, Hillary "BCCI" Clinton, John Forbes "Skull & Bones" Kerry, Henry Kissinjerk and all the NAZIs in "our" government - is well-known for his honesty. - JPC]

************* - United States President. - TEA. - R. Buckminster Fuller. - CENSORED. - Prosperity, Not War & Pollution. - Exposing the Military-Industrial Complex. - Time + Energy = Wealth.

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Re: Thomas Friedman Pied in Boston (english)
04 Oct 2002
I wanted to find out more about Thomas Friedman's recent pie-ing in Boston, so I searched the web using Google. Check out this gem, from the Theatre Communications Group's web site:

I was in Aman, Jordan, four or five years ago, and went
to the Internet cafe in downtown Aman with some Jordanian
friends. The owner heard I was there, he came over and
said, "Mr. Friedman, you've got to try the banana cream
pie." I said, "Why do I have to try the banana cream
pie?" He said, "The banana cream pie is made by the wife
of the deputy Israeli ambassador in Jordan." And I
thought, isn't that cool, you know. The banana cream pie
at the Internet cafe in Jordan is made by the wife of the
deputy Israeli ambassador. He said, "But we had a little
problem, because when the Islamic fundamentalists found
out that the banana cream pie at the Internet cafe is
made by the wife of the Israeli ambassador, they called
for a boycott of our cafe until we got rid of the banana
cream pie, and they called for the boycott on the local

That's the system. It goes both ways. It brings you
banana cream pie from the wife of the Israeli deputy
ambassador in Jordan and it brings you the boycott from
the Islamic fundamentalists at the same time.

video of pie (english)
04 Oct 2002
this pie is brighter... pause it (english)
04 Oct 2002
indigestion (english)
04 Oct 2002
sorry for the double name post... this is not sweet tooth.. I just noticed that now... guess we're on the same page.

I also wanted to remark on a video interview we shot afterward...
We asked a young woman, coming out w/ a freshly cream signed book, what happened and she remarked..
"A young man, someone recognized him as an anti-globalizer, threw a pie in Thomas Friedman's face.."

why did they think he was an anti-globalizer?

"because someone recognized him... They think that it had to do w/ globalization because it was a banana creme pie... "
"He was arrested. They said it was a banana creme pie, but who knows what else was in it.."

Ya. ok.. Must be one of those extremists Friedman speaks so highly of right..?

Also, during the chase, a lot of racial tension was flying around the place, because Agent Boston Creme happened to be brown.
One woman kept yelling, ..."I knew it. I knew there was something suspicious about him. I knew something didn't look right about him.."

right, meaning not white??

The only thing unfortunate about the incident was that it seemed to reinforce the racist pre-conceptions of this upper middle class white Friedman junkies.
go bbb! (english)
04 Oct 2002
Will someone please send me info on how I can become the next Pie-carrier.