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CodePink declares victory as Terror Alert color codes phase out

Almost ten years ago, Code Pink, the lefty go-girl agitprop somewhat lavender mob answer to EarthFirst! and ActUp, took its name to mock the Bush Administration's color coded terror alert system.

That system will be phased out of existence in April, and Code Pink declares victory.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is scheduled to announce the demise of the already dead and rotting colored threats on Thursday in what she is calling the “first annual State of America’s Homeland Security address.” I sincerely hope that Code Pink holds a first annual state of the fatherland’s insecurity dress contest or something of the sort. Because, the fear mongering is not going to end, and whatever the color codes are replaced with could be subtler but more effective; and therefore Code Pink cannot end either — even if its name has served its purpose.
Aside from assembling scribes for a blog that often borders on cognitive dissonance, Code Pink has over 100 chapters of peace-lovin' girlfriends nationwide.