They Chose the Right Person for a Hunger Strike


I think she will survive…


From The Contra Costa Times:

On the fourth night of her front yard hunger strike, Diana Ponce lay delirious under the carport, fighting off the chill under a fuzzy blanket emblazoned with the Mexican flag.

Neighbors sat clustered around her on white plastic lawn chairs. Children smacked at a yellow volleyball in the street. Toddlers tricycled past fence-strung banners that read “Tenemos Que Unirnos” — We have to unite.

Outraged by recent news accounts of vigilante Mexican border hawks, the 32-year-old San Pablo woman took to the streets — really, her driveway — on two lawn chairs pushed together. Ponce, a diabetic, is fasting there for a week.

“How dare they call us terrorists,” she said.

She refused not only food, but also water for the first two days of her fast, which ends Thursday.

Story submitted by Joe V, who got it from Doug S.

Posted April 28, 2005 by
Bizarre, General, Politics | 2 comments

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    2 Responses to “They Chose the Right Person for a Hunger Strike”

    1. 1754BLOG.COM » Blog Archive » OH MY…TOO…MANY…JOKES on April 29th, 2005 9:41 am

      [...] ; THIS GAME IS OH SO MUCH FUN OH MY…TOO…MANY…JOKES This is such a contrast between images and words… Posted by si [...]

    2. Brad on April 29th, 2005 4:38 pm

      So what’s the cooler for?

      Does she have a living will? I mean, just in case she lapses into a coma or something; remember Terry.

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