The Corporate Empire Strikes back… and other news
The left wing out there has been up in arms ever since the Citizens United case came out with the ruling that corporations could spend money on politics just like everyone else. Ever since this ruling, the left wing has been calling on the US Congress and the President to pass legislation overturning the ruling.
A group of liberal activists formed a while after the TEA parties were making news into a group called, none other than, The Coffee Party. It started when Annabel Park posted a video she made to her facebook page saying there should be a group to be the opposite of the TEA party.
Well it’s been a couple of years now and their official “Coffee Party Facebook page” has a whopping 405k ‘likes’. In comparison just one of the TEA party groups, the Tea Party Patriots have over double that amount.
So now after two and a half years, it seems that the ‘Coffee Party’ wants to have it’s own march on Washington D.C. with what they call “Enough is Enough” Citizen’s Intervention protest rally on October 29. I really doubt that they will have that many people show up. It will probably be around 10-20k at most especially if the weather turns bad.
It does seem that there will be a corporate strike back rally by some “corporate” types just to egg on these liberal eggheads. I figured I would post this story since it relates to the #OccupyWallStreet protests that have been going on. I am not in any position to visit and record this display of liberal ignorance. Anyone that can or has contacts that can, might take their time they are willing to waste and check it out. It might be hilarious enough to use it as comedic entertainment.
In other news…
Greed and tempers are rearing their ugly heads as over $500k in donations have rolled in for the #OWS folks. The New York Post is reporting that those inside the #OWS that have been putting time on the ground are getting fed up with the “leaders” not spreading the dough.
“F–k Finance. I hope Mayor Bloomberg gets an injunction and demands to see the movement’s books. We need to know how much money we really have and where it’s going,” said a frustrated Bryan Smith, 45, who joined OWS in Lower Manhattan nearly three weeks ago from Los Angeles, where he works in TV production.
He’s just one of the people fed up with the ‘ruling class’. Now in order to get funds for things, people have to fill out ‘paperwork’.
“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request — so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items — and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.
I can’t tell you how hard I’m laughing right now. But the best part of the story comes at the end of the article.
Some activists, like those in Pulse, the committee that represents Zuccotti Park drummers, are a bit worn out by all the collective activity.
Last week, on a rainy night, someone stabbed holes in many of the protesters’ drums with a knife, said Elijah Moses, 19, of Queens, a founder of the Pulse Working Group. Moses asked the General Assembly — the nightly meeting where protesters collectively vote on OWS decisions — for $8,000 to replace the drums, and build a small shed to lock them up.
“They said no — they turned us down. I’m really frustrated,” said Moses
I just love it when reality slaps these people right in the face. Will they learn? Doubtful.