Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, September 30, 2011 9:04 pm

If you think the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters are just a bunch of dirty hippies …


… then think again.

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  1. Occupy Wall Street Epic Fail

    “One of the most amusing things we will be seeing over the next few days will be the media’s attempt to highlight and legitimize the “Occupy Wall Street” protests.

    The sudden interest fits the entire “Evil Wall Street” meme from the left’s worldview and Wall Street’s unwillingness to fund the left likely makes a difference in coverage too.

    Those factors count but the single most important issue is the need to project power at a time when the left influence is almost non-existent. After two years of the tea party advancing against the wind of the media and the elites trying to take them aback, those same elites hope to provide the breeze to fill their sails.

    Like the coffee party and each other attempt to create a tea party alternative this is doomed to failure”

    ” For 3 years we have been told by the MSM, Media Matters, Morgan Freeman and anyone else that the left cared to drag out of the woodwork that the tea party is a group of Racist, Sexist, bigoted homophobic rednecks who want to violently overthrow the government and are high in saturated fat (OK that one I made up). Yet these tea party rallies that have taken place all over the country have not only been lacking in violence and trouble (unless you count violence against tea partiers), but the tea party protestors have the annoying (to the left) habit of cleaning up after themselves”

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, October 4, 2011 1:12 am @ 1:12 am | Reply

  2. I dno’t know whether they’re doomed to failure or not, but it is abundantly clear that the Teabaggers include a nontrivial number of virulent racists among their midst, whipped to a lathery froth of FAIL by Dick Armey’s unlimited corporate money.

    This writer doesn’t care what’s good for the country. He just wants to see harm befall people he disagrees with politically. The technical term for that is psychopathy, and it’s a growing phenomenon on the right.

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, October 4, 2011 8:19 am @ 8:19 am | Reply

  3. Oh really, Lex !

    Here , watch objective analysis about this mob

    And on what do you base this ridiculous charge ? If you have that evidence , $100,000.00 is yours . Just present your stuf to Andrew Britebart.

    This type of smear reminds me of what that rocker Ted Nugent said the other day ( don’t bother I know waht you are about to call him )

    “The ugliest form of racism is accusing others of racism when there is none. Throwing around the terms “racist” and “racism” has been a tactic of the left for decades. Surely we can all agree that Martin Luther King Jr. would not endorse such an ugly tactic, as he wanted us to judge each other on the content of our character rather than our skin color.

    While falsely accusing others of racism for years, the left has ratcheted up its vitriolic and false claims now that President Obama is in office.

    The actor Morgan Freeman, who obviously leans way to the left, is the most recent, egregious example of someone willing to claim racism where there is none”.

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, October 4, 2011 1:14 pm @ 1:14 pm | Reply

  4. Maybe you can’t see it, Fred. A lot of people can’t. But I can. Some days I wish I couldn’t, because I really wish the country were better than that. But it isn’t.

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, October 4, 2011 1:16 pm @ 1:16 pm | Reply

  5. Sure this isn’t a Tea Party. No just a bunch of socialist brats.

    Black Faces Few

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:00 pm @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  6. Oh yeah, and the brat’s signs

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:16 pm @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  7. A couple of example examples

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Friday, October 7, 2011 1:23 am @ 1:23 am | Reply

  8. Frances Fox Piven & Fellow Professors Indoctrinating College Students at CUNY To Get Involved and Be Ready For Violent Street Battles & Breaking Down Capitalism

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Friday, October 7, 2011 4:29 pm @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  9. Tell me, Fred, why do you find OWS so threatening? Do you really think you’re safely ensconced on the other side? Do you really think the 1% won’t come after your or your pension? Because they will. They want it all, Fred, every damn bit of it.

    In any group of people this big, you can find examples of objectionable behavior. What you can’t find is an example of any movement leader doing anything objectionable, because unlike the Tea Party, which was very much a top-down movement despite your protests to the contrary, this movement doesn’t have any leadership. It’s being led not by Michael Moore or the SEIU, but by a whole bunch of individuals who are tired of seeing banksters and politicians break the law with impunity.

    You can also, without any trouble, find video of police officers beating and Macing nonviolent protesters. You and I both know those cops belong in prison, but so far only one of us has called for that. Why haven’t you, Fred? Are you on the side of law and order, or not? Did you think it was FUNNY that the cops led protesters onto the roadbed of the Brooklyn Bridge and then arrested them for being there?

    There’s a lot I don’t like about OWS, starting with its naiveite and continuing through the fact that it might make electing a Republican easier at a time when any, ANY Republican who would replace Obama will make a bad situation much worse. But I dislike the breakdown of the rule of law and the world-historical fraud of the financial system even more, and as far as that goes I think I’ve got my priorities in order.

    You don’t like OWS? Fine. Don’t like OWS. But this conversation really isn’t going anywhere, so I’m sort of puzzled as to what you think you’re accomplishing.

    Comment by Lex — Sunday, October 9, 2011 12:22 pm @ 12:22 pm | Reply

    • Lex I don’t feel thretened by the OWS or the “1% ” as the far fringes of the left call the super industrious, risk takers, self reliant and entrepenures.

      What am I accomplishing. Well it looks as if I am agravating someone but my purpose is to , in a small way is to expose the ignorance and radiclism on display, by the MAJORITY of the mob in the park .

      Mark Steyn said it best today:

      Anarchists for Big Government

      ” If you don’t like to think of Jobs as a corporate exec (and a famously demanding one at that), think of him as a guy who went to work, and worked hard. There’s no appetite for that among those “occupying” Zuccotti Park. In the old days, the tribunes of the masses demanded an honest wage for honest work. Today, the tribunes of America’s leisured varsity class demand a world that puts “people before profits.” If the specifics of their “program” are somewhat contradictory, the general vibe is consistent: They wish to enjoy an advanced Western lifestyle without earning an advanced Western living. The pampered, elderly children of a fin de civilisation overdeveloped world, they appear to regard life as an unending vacation whose bill never comes due.

      ……

      ” So they are in favor of open borders, presumably so that exotic Third World peasants can perform the labor to which they are noticeably averse. Of the 13 items on that “proposed list of demands,” Demand Four calls for “free college education,” and Demand Eleven returns to the theme, demanding debt forgiveness for all existing student loans. I yield to no one in my general antipathy to the racket that is American college education, but it’s difficult to see why this is the fault of the mustache-twirling robber barons who head up Global MegaCorp, Inc. One sympathizes, of course. It can’t be easy finding yourself saddled with a six-figure debt and nothing to show for it but some watery bromides from the “Transgender and Colonialism” class. Americans collectively have north of a trillion dollars in personal college debt. Say what you like about Enron and, er, Solyndra and all those other evil corporations, but they didn’t relieve you of a quarter-mil in exchange for a master’s in Maya Angelou. So why not try occupying the dean’s office at Shakedown U?

      Ah, but the great advantage of mass moronization is that it leaves you too dumb to figure out who to be mad at. At Liberty Square, one of the signs reads: “F**k your unpaid internship!” Fair enough. But, to a casual observer of the massed ranks of Big Sloth, it’s not entirely clear what precisely anyone would ever pay them to do.”

      Are you prepared for the occupation of GC ?

      Comment by Fred Gregory — Sunday, October 9, 2011 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  10. … think of him as a guy who went to work, and worked hard. There’s no appetite for that among those “occupying” Zuccotti Park.

    They’re complaining in part because banksters blew up the economy and they either can’t find jobs now or are afraid they won’t be able to when they’re done with school. And yet they don’t want to work?

    Fred, I know you look at Steyn, but do you actually read him? Do you actually stop for a minute to weigh whether his factual assertions are, indeed, factual and not inherently contradictory? Because in my experience, he is one big Font of Stupid, and this is just one small example.

    Comment by Lex — Sunday, October 9, 2011 2:45 pm @ 2:45 pm | Reply

    • Lex as I said no threat felt here. Now I can’t speak for the NY State Senators who received disturbing email warning that if they did not reimpose milionaires sur-tax they would be stalked from work and shot with a carbine or that a Mototov cocktail might be thrown through the picture windown of their homes. Freaking nutsy mob. Know it for sure now. Krazy Keith Olberman has arrived in support.

      A time to kill

      Comment by Fred Gregory — Sunday, October 9, 2011 5:43 pm @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  11. Well, let’s see, communicating threats is already a crime, communicating threats to a public official is an even more serious crime in most jurisdictions, and unlike, say, Jamie Dimon or Ken Blackwell, I’m pretty sure the perp here will be prosecuted. So, yeah, OSW is all BS and this country has no real serious problems.

    Right. Got it.

    Comment by Lex — Sunday, October 9, 2011 5:47 pm @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  12. Crime.

    Well The NYC Police Comish or the Mayor don’t seem threatened or intimidated but they don’t seem happy. They have expressed concern concerned for the public health and saftey and have promised to react if necessary. Good for them.

    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has promised that if protesters targeted the police, authorities will respond with ‘force.’

    Kelly blamed activists for starting the skirmishes with police that led to 28 arrests yesterday.

    Most were arrested for disorderly behaviour, CBS News reported.

    ‘They’re going to be met with force when they do that — this is just common sense,’ Kelly said.
    ‘These people wanted to have confrontation with the police for whatever reason. Somehow, I guess it works to their purposes.’

    Mayor Bloomberg added his voice to the furore, accusing the Wall Street demonstrators of putting the city’s economy at risk, the New York Post reported.

    New York mayor Michael Bloomberg attacked protesters today, saying the demonstrations were harming the city.

    He said: ‘What they’re trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city.

    ‘They’re trying to take away the tax base we have because none of this is good for tourism.’

    ‘What they’re trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city,’ the mayor said.
    ‘They’re trying to take away the tax base we have because none of this is good for tourism.’

    ‘If the jobs they are trying to get rid of in this city — the people that work in finance, which is a big part of our economy– we’re not going to have any money to pay our municipal employees or clean the blocks or anything else.’

    Seen at OWS

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Sunday, October 9, 2011 6:13 pm @ 6:13 pm | Reply


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