#OWS Occupy London Stock Exchange not showing up on standard thermal scans.
It’s the funniest thing. You know Western civilization? That patriarchal, logocentric, heteronormative collection of imperial hubris, Gaeacidal ideology, facist-capitalist-authoritarian economics, and war-worshipping mindset that continually oppresses the organizationally challenged and seeks to dismiss the concerns of the differently-paradigmed? Yeah, those folks. You know what their phallocentric engineer-destroyers have been doing while more enlightened people have been conducting on-street seminars on the inherent privilege found in | Read More »
The CBO Has Been Occupied by OWS’s Intellectual Inequality
One fundamental liberal desideratum is the achievement of equal results at the expense of equal opportunity. Conservatives believe in implementing policies that protect our God-given rights, which provide every human being with an equal opportunity to succeed. Liberals reject policies that foster unfettered equal opportunity because they invariably produce unequal results, being that human beings have different talents, capabilities, work ethic, and luck. On Tuesday, | Read More »
OPEN THREAD: What happens when a former Soviet citizen encounters #OWS idiots?
Question: What’s the difference between North Korea and South Korea? #OWS Idiot: People in North Korea get paid a decent wage… [Yeah, she said that.] #OWS Idiot2: …They’re being choked by Capitalism!… [It only degenerates from there.] **Language Warning**
AFL-CIO Vows To Be #OccupyWallStreet Protesters’ ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ Card
Remember just a few days ago when AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka told C-Span viewers that his federation was only providing support, places to meet, water, food, but NO money? Well, it turns out the AFL-CIO has vowed to provide legal support and is also encouraging people to be arrested…
This weekend in #OWS.
Let’s see who got arrested and/or committed a variety of illegal activities, shall we? Boston. Cyber-terrorism! Vandalizing! (Via AofSHQ) Charlotte. Public nuisance! (Blocking traffic, specifically.) Chicago. Trespassing! (Via @amandacarpenter) Cincinnati. Trespassing! (Yes, that one was boring. Work with me for a minute.) Gainesville. Bo Diddley’s son arrested at Bo Diddley plaza for tresspassing! (…OK, yeah, that’s a little ironic. And old. Hush with your insidious | Read More »
The Tea Parties Have Spawned a Cargo Cult
Promoted from diaries. The legacy media have paid undue attention to Occupy Wall Street (OWS) over the last month, as compared with the early tea parties. New media, on the other hand, have gone nuts over the relatively small, union-led anti-business protests. Unsurprisingly, many analyses of the two groups have tried to find commonality between them. Except for superficial mimicry, despite politicians claiming otherwise the | Read More »
An #OWS PSA for the voters in NY-08.
Focusing particularly on the voters within audible (and olfactory) range of Zuccotti Park, which is currently the somewhat squalid epicenter for the protesters: I am given to understand that increasing numbers of them are tired of the noise, the disruption of local business and residential life, and, of course, the defecation*. I am also given to understand that those voters are not really getting any | Read More »
The “NRCC *also* fund-raising off of #OWS” Wednesday open thread.
Yeah… I think that somehow DCCC chair Steve Israel didn’t think this one all the way through when he came out in support for the Occupy Wall Street ‘movement.’ Steve Israel Stands With Them. Note that I am utterly unsympathetic to the argument that the OWS movement is merely not being utterly hostile to any random anti-Semites stopping by. Personally, I take the position that | Read More »
Meet #OWS ‘Crisis Creator’ Lisa Fithian: The Radical Extremist Helping To #OccupyAmerica
“When people ask me, ‘What do you do?’ I say I create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.” — Lisa Fithian To say that Lisa Fithian is just a paid-professional protester would be to undersell her radical accomplishments. True, she’s received compensation from the SEIU and the SEIU’s labor federation Change to Win as a consultant. However, her war on the free | Read More »
Let me explain (LET ME EXPLAIN) to #OWS (TO #OWS).
The woman below (THE WOMAN BELOW) would like to have (WOULD LIKE TO HAVE) a conversation. (A CONVERSATION.) So let me explain (SO LET ME EXPLAIN) why we won’t. (WHY WE WON’T.)
Even #OWS Has A Point: Rent-Seeking In Higher Education
The #OWS movement has become like the Type II Diabetes of a customer at an all you can eat buffet. It won’t go away, and it has become accepted as a problem of everyday life now. A portion of this longevity can be traced to its political expediency to a media-favored and embattled incumbent president. Part of this can be ascribed to the tenacity and | Read More »
The Budding Love Affair Between the Obama Administration, the Media and the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Tim Geithner’s response to the Occupy Wall Street protestors, emails that show coordination with the media and if this is all part of the end to America’s centuries long prosperity. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and | Read More »
Anti-semitism on casual display at Occupy LA. #OWS
You know, when this video from Reason.tv came out, I invoked the 48 Hour Rule as a matter of course. For those who don’t know, the 48 Hour Rule is one of those useful rules of thumb that people come up with to make sure that they don’t get burned on a story; if something sounds too good to be true, or too bad to | Read More »
AFL-CIO Backs #OccupyWallSt Protesters’ Fighting ‘Evictions’ from ‘Their Home’
Apparently, the squatters protesters holed up in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park are a slothful and dirty bunch. Or, to put it in more PC terms, as the owners of the park, Brookfield Partners, stated in a flyer: “The manner in which Zuccotti Park has been used for the past several weeks has created unsanitary conditions.” As a result, the park that has housed the Neo-Com | Read More »
Does Elizabeth Warren *also* support spitting on our troops?
I ask this because back at the beginning of October Ms. Warren seemed to be very much in favor of the entire Occupy Wall Street ‘thing.’ As the Boston Globe noted: “All of the candidates expressed support for the controversial protesters who are part of the “Occupy Boston” movement downtown.” The question then becomes: does that support include the members of Occupy Boston who went | Read More »