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10/3/2011

Occupy Wall Street: Full of Sound and Fury

Filed under: General — Karl @ 10:38 am



[Posted by Karl]

A slice of the establishment media is increasingly taken with comparing Occupy Wall Street — the two-week old protest against “banksters” and corporate tycoons — with the revolutionary protests of the “Arab Spring.”  James Joyner correctly observes what an insult that is to the protesters who (however problematic some of them may be) risked death to overturn repressive dictatorships.  Indeed, the comparison is doubly insulting to the intelligence of the reader, given that those making it generally support Team Obama, which is run and funded by said banksters and would be the dictatorship in this scenario.  The people floating the metaphor do not expect or hope for a revolution.  And the metaphor crumbles even further on close examination.

Nicholas Kristof explains the metaphor:

I tweeted that the protest reminded me a bit of Tahrir Square in Cairo, and that raised eyebrows. True, no bullets are whizzing around, and the movement won’t unseat any dictators. But there is the same cohort of alienated young people, and the same savvy use of Twitter and other social media to recruit more participants. Most of all, there’s a similar tide of youthful frustration with a political and economic system that protesters regard as broken, corrupt, unresponsive and unaccountable.

However, there is no tide — at least not one unique to American youths.  To be sure, the youth vote continues to lean left in general, but Democrats have lost about half their edge with young voters to the GOP since 2008.  Indeed, the GOP now has an advantage with white youths, suggesting that the youth vote is following the same trends we see in the electorate as a whole.  Moreover, the most recent dKos/SEIU poll — which ought to harbor no bias against the left — asked, “Which of the following statements best describes your opinion on the United States’ current economic situation: corporate greed helped lead to the current crisis and these practices need to be reined in to fix our economy, OR now is not the time to constrict corporations while we are trying to get our economy back on track?”  The overall split was 57/37; the split for 18-29 year olds was 52/42.

In short, Occupy Wall Street does not appear to reflect any particular revolutionary sentiment among the American youth vote.  As for the segment of the youth vote attracted to the protests, what are they going to do?  Vote for Obama, as Kristof and his fellow travelers in the media almost certainly will?  The hipster demographic is already disillusioned with The One.  Write in someone like Ralph Nader or Bernie Sanders?  Stay home with their bongs?  The left-leaning media is having its fantasy moment here, but the primary beneficiary of Occupy Wall Street is probably the GOP.

–Karl

215 Responses to “Occupy Wall Street: Full of Sound and Fury”

  1. Ding!

    Karl (f07e38)

  2. But they won’t protest Warren Buffet’s noxious greed.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  3. Fly-Paper Strategery

    If I post that the Koch’s will be at my address, just think of the trespassers I could deal with?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (0775dc)

  4. same savvy use of Twitter and other social media

    that floating rumors of phony radiohead concerts is what passes for “savvy” in New York Times world is very telling I think

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  5. Oh my god, they’re using Twitter? How can the NYPD even hope to contain them?

    Twitter does trump pepper spray and metal batons, right?

    steve (369bc6)

  6. Given Weinergate, New Yorkers can be forgiven for seeing twitter as more than it really is.

    It’s probably more helpful under Drew’s devious ideas. You can screw with people with twitter. You can have a laugh on twitter. You can, if you’re really stupid, ruin your career on twitter (as much as you can anywhere else, anyway).

    You cannot argue effectively on there, and you can’t protest effectively on there. It’s simply all about people who need to be seen without actually deserving to be seen.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  7. Obviously, these silly misguided people are nothing but confused and insignificant racist astrotruffers clinging to an outworn socialist creed and worshiping at the alter of a false god while stubbornly standing in front of the steamroller of progress.

    ropelight (c23d54)

  8. and what say the EPA about there being no ozone on mars and jupiter?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  9. Who knew there was hair-spray, and R-12, on Mars & Jupiter?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (0775dc)

  10. All you AA frequent-flyers, might want to cash in those FF-miles now before the rumored BK.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (0775dc)

  11. it would have been cooler if it’d been Ben Folds anyway

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  12. Lee Harris’s recollection is relevant here, I think:Fantasy Ideology

    My friend did not disagree with me as to the likely counterproductive effects of such a demonstration. Instead, he argued that this simply did not matter. His answer was that even if it was counterproductive, even if it turned people against war protesters, indeed even if it made them more likely to support the continuation of the war, he would still participate in the demonstration and he would do so for one simple reason — because it was, in his words, good for his soul.

    What I saw as a political act was not, for my friend, any such thing. It was not aimed at altering the minds of other people or persuading them to act differently. Its whole point was what it did for him.

    And what it did for him was to provide him with a fantasy — a fantasy, namely, of taking part in the revolutionary struggle of the oppressed against their oppressors. By participating in a violent anti-war demonstration, he was in no sense aiming at coercing conformity with his view — for that would still have been a political objective. Instead, he took his part in order to confirm his ideological fantasy of marching on the right side of history, of feeling himself among the elect few who stood with the angels of historical inevitability. Thus, when he lay down in front of hapless commuters on the bridges over the Potomac, he had no interest in changing the minds of these commuters, no concern over whether they became angry at the protesters or not. They were there merely as props, as so many supernumeraries in his private psychodrama. The protest for him was not politics, but theater; and the significance of his role lay not in the political ends his actions might achieve, but rather in their symbolic value as ritual. In short, he was acting out a fantasy.

    As ’twas then, so ’tis now.

    LarryD (feb78b)

  13. i think it is interesting that the news media is not likely to do a story on these protesters making them out to be dangerous, even though there is better evidence of that than with the tea party. The fact is that the left is regularly violent in its protests and the media doesn’t care, but a bunch of people peacefully protest for fiscal restraint and constitutional government and suddenly they are scary, dangerous people. you can predict that every time the G8, G20, etc. meets that there will be a riot, and when certain unions strike that there will be violence and vandalism. But the utterly peaceful protests of the tea partiers is branded as dangerous.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  14. These idiots protest gorebull warming….so if they were protesting when the earth formed they would be protesting forests.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  15. The only people I’ve ever heard use the term “banksters” are pretty far right / Libertarian / Larouche supporters. Sometimes they conflate “banksters” with Jews and / or the “New World Order.”

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  16. Useful idiots for the libyan rebel getting their jew hatred on.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  17. pretendting to support the jews.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  18. Aaron: I’m fine with the media not doing a story on these clowns. Why not ignore them, the rest of the country isn’t paying them any attention? In fact, the media is doing both sides a favor by not covering the protests: we’re not force fed this story, the protestors aren’t revealed to be as dumb as they are.

    steve (369bc6)

  19. um no the laroucheians are ultraleft.

    and the far right and far left commies agree about jews and bankstas.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  20. the far right libertarians to be specific.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  21. I wonder if the media leftists favorably compare Wall Street protesters with Arab Spring protesters because the former have not been as violent as typical G8, G20, etc., protesters, thus making them seem relatively harmless. It plays into the Cloward-Piven narrative. This would also be a desirable comparison for the liberal media and the Obama Administration given the dangers presented by the Arab Spring – especially the takeover by Islamic groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Yemen, and possibly Libya. It’s also a continuation of the liberal narrative exemplified by Eugene Robinson’s The Death of the Bin Laden Myth (May 2011) that, by killing Bin Laden, Obama began the end of the War on Terror. As a result, America and Arab nations can go forward in peace, the typical liberal “happily ever after” fairy tale.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  22. DRJ, can you mention “Grimm” with it being offensive to the GLBT crowd?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (0775dc)

  23. #disgruntled youth guys,

    I am carlitos, and I manage a band called Gomez. We’d like to play for you at Brooklyn Bridge Park next Sunday. Tell your friends.

    #carlitos
    #punkd
    #pwned

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  24. Disgruntled youth guys are busy masturbating furiously to Warren Buffet.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  25. oh great now they’ll be disgruntled and blind

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  26. Carlitos – nishidiot aka wheelerz aka lots of things, an uber leftist, used to use banksta in her efforts to be one of the kook kidz.

    JD (318f81)

  27. And stoned, based on most of the Gomez shows I’ve seen.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  28. Gomez – like Witches of Waverly Place Gomez?

    JD (318f81)

  29. here’s a good gomez to start Mr. JD

    you’ve for sure heard them before

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  30. Larry D,

    Nicely done, sir.

    carlitos,

    Kinda awesome that you manage Gomez.

    Karl (f07e38)

  31. Also re “bankster”

    I lifted it from Kristof, but I’ve aslo seen it at lefty sites like FDL.

    Karl (f07e38)

  32. “You cannot argue effectively on there…”

    I don’t know about that, Dustin. Most lefty “arguments” can probably be expressed in 140 characters or less.

    Example: Where’s my welfare check?

    That being the gist of the primary and essential lefty “argument”.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  33. Well, Dave, you have a point. Twitter is the perfect place to pretend to have an argument while shouting little blurts that have little hope of conveying a real reason someone would change their mind.

    Not that I’m bashing twitter. It’s just not for that. I’m not sure what Twitter is for, other than being the next evolution of RSS.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  34. I appreciate the learning on bankster. This seems like one of those far left/far right convergences.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  35. Protests and marches (big and small) can inform and influence if the cause is concrete and if the protesters themselves know what it is they are doing and can articulate the actual result they seek to achieve.

    Stop the War!
    Free Mumia!
    Legalize Marijuana!
    Repeal Obamacare!
    We need a dog beach!
    Lengthen the school day!
    Keep Walmart out of our neighborhood!

    Unfortunately this stupid Wall Street “sit in” is just a mish mash mess of disaffected and frustrated people who have a variety of vague gripes and villains, but absolutely no idea what they are talking about or hope to achieve. I’ve seen several video montages of interviews done with some of these hapless and confused souls. They are comedy gold. And now in New York, just like the teachers union protests in Madison, every lefty organization from Move-On to Code Pink to Workers of the World will “join hands” in “solidarity”–to something or other.

    elissa (7de84f)

  36. “We need a dog beach!”

    Whatever floats your boat, but I prefer sand beaches.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  37. Any of y’all heard about Barry Obama marchin’ with Malik Shabazz and the New Black Panther Party back in ’07? Or is this old news? I been workin’ all day.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/rush-agrees-breitbart-report-on-obama-marching-with-black-panthers-shows-hypocrisy-of-media-president/

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  38. We won’t hear Obama denounce the anti-Semitism or any of the other hateful invective slung about by these Commie, slacker, malcontents.

    This is a desperate man and desperate times call for desperate, Alinsky-ite measures.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  39. Obama marchin’ with Malik Shabazz a

    So that’s probably who visited the WH after all, ‘eh?

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  40. Oh, yeah. While the Wash Po and the Sunday news shows go on and on about a goddam rock, we are left to remember the #@#$$#! job the media did in vetting this sorry-assed sonuvagun who currently occupies the Oval Office.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  41. It’s disgusting, Haiku. Anyone the GOP nominates is going to get worse than vetting, of course.

    Obama paling around, in our White House, with a radical racial supremacist is barely even a eyebrow raiser at this point, but at the time they really made a point of how crazy it was for the right to associate Obama with that guy.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  42. Obama never
    in marching band, so now likes
    to march with Malik

    elissa (7de84f)

  43. That’s right… the new BPP, with a “Minister of Defense” who openly advocated the murder of members of law enforcement in the State of Georgia.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  44. Barry just hangin’
    with malik zulu shabazz
    name just rolls off tongue

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  45. Dimocrats in full
    panic mode pull out all stops
    insane clown posse

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  46. Do they have any papier mache heads at the protest?

    It’s not a real lefty protest without papier mache heads.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  47. My mistake… Panthers’ “Minister of War”, Najee Muhammed, who had called for murdering Dekalb County, Georgia, police officers with AK-47s and then mocking their widows in this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2048551651954219535

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  48. no but they haz drumz

    elissa (7de84f)

  49. I think they are demanding drums and a ‘free’ graduate education in drum history, paid for by the bankster elite.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  50. “During the 2008 presidential election, poll watchers found two New Black Panther militia members shouting racial slurs outside a polling place in Philadelphia.[23] One of the two was a credentialed poll watcher…”–wiki

    One of them was a credentialed poll watcher because he’s a member of both the New Black Panther Party and an official in the Democrat Party. IOW, the ultra-racist NBPP and the Democrat PArty have overlapping membership.

    “The New Black Panther Party provoked a melee outside Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney’s campaign headquarters after she had lost a Democratic primary election to her opponent, Hank Johnson. The NBPP’s Chief of Staff, Hashim Nzinga, had been acting as security detail for McKinney when he physically attacked reporters…”–more wiki

    Another direct association between the utterly loathsome and vile Democrat Party and the genocide preaching scum of the NBPP. Dems use these guys as muscle just like they used to use the Klan as muscle.

    So, why would anyone be surprised by a possible association between a racist Dem like Barack Obama (20 year member of the racist Trinity “Church”) and trash like the NBPP.

    It’s like being surprised by the sun rising in the east.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  51. elissa – Pan flutes to go wif da drumz?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  52. Drumz = Five gallon buckets, or as we sometimes call them ice fishing seats.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  53. Elissa – guaranteed there are some skin lute profs in the crowd.

    JD (318f81)

  54. raging clown posse
    dumber than a barrel of
    ten motherfathers

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  55. Isn’t it funny how the song remains the same? And it is surreal, hearing them railing against “bankers” when the truth is that their very organization is bankrolled by Big Money.

    Some people never learn. They were rolled before. And they are lining up to be rolled again.

    Chicago rules.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  56. wahn williams says the
    anti-banker movement spread
    like bad case of crabs

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  57. wahn says people agree with King Barry the Worst… rich people need to pay more taxes!

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  58. “Bankster.” Nice combination of “banker” and “gangster.”

    So…

    What can we do, to label them? Combinations between “ignoramuses” and “tools”? “Used” and “Fools”?

    It reminds me of the time that Angela Davis (remember her) was trying to run for President. And she wanted there to be a balanced budget (funny, huh). How would that be enforced? Why, a Constitutional Amendment.

    This, coming from a person who encouraged violent overthrow of the government.

    Honestly, it drives the Left nutzoid, but Jonah Goldberg described them pretty well.

    Can you goosestep to reggae? Yes you can!

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  59. we are 14 trillion dollars in debt and these morons protest wall street.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  60. One of those interview video montages is embedded in an occupy wall street link featured on Drudge right now (about half way down the page). Adam Kokesh handling the mic does a great job and they never see it coming.

    elissa (7de84f)

  61. “…the ultra-racist NBPP and the Democrat PArty have overlapping membership…”

    They’re compensating for their previous association with the KKK.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (0775dc)

  62. Angela was just a poor, confused girl who was influenced by the overpowering intellect of Herbert Marcusa.
    It wasn’t her fault, The Devil Made Her Do It!

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (0775dc)

  63. You’re not far off, Drew:

    She encountered the Frankfurt School philosopher Herbert Marcuse at a rally during the Cuban Missile Crisis and then became his student. In a television interview, she said “Herbert Marcuse taught me that it was possible to be an academic, an activist, a scholar, and a revolutionary.”[8] She worked part time to earn enough money to travel to France and Switzerland before she went on to attend the eighth World Festival of Youth and Students in Helsinki, Finland. She returned home in 1963 to a Federal Bureau of Investigation interview about her attendance at the Communist-sponsored festival.[9]

    ian cormac (ed5f69)

  64. Here’s the link to the Adam Kokesh interviews mentioned by elissa. I agree it’s worth watching.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  65. IIRC, old Herb toiled under absolutely miserable conditions at either SDSU or UCSD never seeing the light of day from his dank cell classroom, where he was constantly persecuted for attempting to save his young charges from a life of mindless servitude to Da Man!

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (0775dc)

  66. The left are really pushing hyperinflation as a means of population control.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  67. “Angela was just a poor, confused girl who…”

    …should have been convicted and executed for her role in the kidnapping and murder of Judge Harold Haley.

    Unfortunately, she walked, thanks to our imperfect justice system.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  68. And btw TWU arseholes the protestors are innocent of what?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  69. _______________________________________________

    A slice of the establishment media is increasingly taken with comparing Occupy Wall Street

    I admit to feeling a bit of schadenfreude over a good portion of the media, particularly newspapers, with their never-ending idiotic liberal biases (and the corresponding employees who nurture such biases) and million-benefit-of-the-doubts reactions towards politicians like Obama, wheezing and reeling during this era of the paperless Internet intertwined with the Great Recession.

    And, then, adding to the stinkin’ mix, perhaps a growing publicity-laden, big-mouth, street-demonstration backlash against Wall Street — geographically and symbolically in the middle of limousine-liberal land (aka New York City) — from mostly down-with-the-man leftists.

    The two groups deserve one another. And if they can somehow both choke and claw the other side on their ride to the bottom without trapping the rest of us, well, c’est la vie, baby.

    Mark (411533)

  70. “Who is Angela”

    Angela Davis.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  71. The Nation put together an FAQ for these folks. It’s really wishy-washy. They have no goal.

    What would a “win” look like for the occupation?

    Again, that depends on whom you ask. As September 17 approached, the NYC General Assembly really saw its goal, again, not so much as to pass some piece of legislation or start a revolution as to build a new kind of movement. It wanted to foment similar, like-minded assemblies around the city and around the world, which would be a new basis for political organizing in this country, against the overwhelming influence of corporate money. That is starting to happen, as similar occupations are cropping up in dozens of other cities. Another big occupation has been in the making for months, slated to begin on October 6 at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, and the organizers of that have been visiting Liberty Plaza on and off, learning all they can from its successes and mistakes.

    I’ve heard some people saying, when Liberty Plaza was swamped with TV news cameras, “We’ve already won!” Others think they’ve hardly begun. Both, in some sense, are true.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  72. 1) Gather a large group of smelly hippies
    2) ?????
    3) Profit (the good kind)

    JD (1e48bc)

  73. I think it was Glenn Reynolds who observed that these clowns don’t realize that “Anarchists Unite!” is a joke bumper sticker.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  74. 1)Democrats already at the top want to inhibit competition.
    2) Gather a large group of smelly hippies via astroturf methods to push for anti-competitive measures such as welfare and taxes.
    3) Profit (The good kind)

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  75. 7-racist because these people voted for a black president? Perhaps you should look up that word so that you can use it in correct context next time.

    Billiam (ae6b6f)

  76. Some protesters sound like idiots and others, like this young guy, get it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZmPWcLQ1Mk&feature=player_embedded

    lauren (f64a35)

  77. they call for getting the money out of washington but they support obama who is amassing a BILLION dollars for his campaign…then they post to facebook(tm) on their ipads(tm) how much they hate corporations. sheesh…what a bunch of maroons!

    el polacko (475bd4)


  78. Its whole point was what it did for him.

    … and when it comes to libtards, isn’t that — “ME!” — what everything is all about, anyways?

    Is there really ANY other subject that matters?

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)


  79. 7-racist because these people voted for a black president? Perhaps you should look up that word so that you can use it in correct context next time.

    Ah, can’t tell if this is intended as snark or what.

    Assuming it’s not snark, well, what makes you imagine that voting FOR someone BECAUSE he’s black is any less racist than voting AGAINST someone BECAUSE he’s black?

    Is there something in your head that makes you imagine that racism “in favor of blacks” is somehow not racism?

    If the color of someone’s skin is a deciding or even substantial component of ones choice, that is BY DEFINITION racist. What color it is is utterly and completely irrelevant.

    If that original remark was intended to be snark, ignore the above. But you might consider being more obvious on the snarkometer.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)


  80. I think it was Glenn Reynolds who observed that these clowns don’t realize that “Anarchists Unite!” is a joke bumper sticker.

    SAYYYY WHAAAAT?

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)

  81. How many GOP nominees have been black?

    Billiam (ae6b6f)

  82. If the letter replacement pattern holds true, Billiam’s last name is “Delverton”.

    Icy Texan (78dc30)

  83. How many GOP nominees have been black?

    Comment by Billiam —

    ?

    How many democrat nominees have been Klansmen? Or supported slavery? The very father of the democratic party was one of the most outspoken supporters of slavery (and he marched a lot of Indians to Oklahoma).

    The GOP has a sterling record in comparison.

    The democrat party today is still racist. Just in reverse. For example, a white man with Obama’s qualifications wouldn’t have been noteworthy, let alone a presidential candidate.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  84. hai feets.
    you seen this yet?
    A Message from Anonymous

    guess we shall see on Oct 10.
    umm…Karl….what happens if #InvadeWallStreet crashes the market for the daytraders?

    vox populi, vox anon

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  85. and feets…guess its Romney or nobody.
    my condolences.

    :)

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  86. do you recognize the voice reading the anonmessage?
    Its Stephen Hawking!!!

    hahahahah

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  87. All right, who ‘read from the book':

    ian cormac (ed5f69)

  88. you see Karl….we’re only gettin started.
    This is a TREND. Kids will grow up knowing about Anonymous and twitter and FB.

    We are anonymous.
    We are legion.
    We do not forgive.
    We do not forget.
    We love you.

    Expect us.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  89. I just can’t vote for Romney nishi

    he’s a strange man and a demagogue besides

    it wasn’t supposed to be this way

    the Tea Party was so full of promise and energy and hope

    off the rails we go

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  90. not too late for you to switch sides, feets.
    we’re only gettin’ started.

    join us.
    we have better music….and bongs!

    hahahaha

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  91. yeah well we have higher thread-count linens

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  92. thank you thank you for the song! I needed new musics and that does the trick

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  93. I still hate autotune.

    wheeler’s cat seems to capture the mood of this protest perfectly. Pseudo-intellectual anarchist slacktivism with no goal.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  94. “wheeler’s cat seems to capture the mood of this protest perfectly. Pseudo-intellectual anarchist slacktivism with no goal.”

    carlitos – zactly! LULZ

    im for whatz popular!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  95. “Pseudo-intellectual anarchist slacktivism with no goal.”

    They have goals. Securing larger welfare checks for themselves being the main one.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  96. Is it discrimination to circulate pictures of the protesters among hiring managers for them to decide who not to hire on the basis of incurable stupidity? Just askin’.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  97. Facial recognition software is going to be the game-changer in HR, especial on social media and photo-sharing sites.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  98. “Facial recognition software is going to be the game-changer in HR, especial on social media and photo-sharing sites.”

    carlitos – Technology is a marvel. Back in the day the best we could muster was a “sorry, I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on.”

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  99. Erin Burnett “seriously” mocks the wall street protesters on CNN. great video

    http://www.businessinsider.com/erin-burnett-calls-out-wall-street-protesters-2011-10

    elissa (6a6d2d)

  100. and daley–yes, there’s proof–a “person” with a drum.

    elissa (6a6d2d)

  101. feets, im gunna see them at the Bowling Ball this weekend!
    Breathe Carolina, One Republic, Devotchka, and the Flobots (organizers like last year.)
    Charity celebrity bowling.

    its for a good cause, fightwithtools.org.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  102. I’m listening to them right now at work … NG hates it how when I get a new song it’s all I play

    I didn’t know One Republic had an activist streak

    nobody tells me anything

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  103. To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson, in ‘Pulp Fiction,:
    ‘English. . .do you speak it”

    ian cormac (ed5f69)

  104. fightwithtools.org looks like more aimless slacktivism. Lots of people talking online about “waking up” and what not. Is there a goal?

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    Occupy Wall Street
    September 30, 2011 at 6pm to October 22, 2011 at 7pm – In over 50 cities nationwide. New York City Los Angeles San Francisco Chicago Atlanta Denver
    An ongoing protest of several thousand people in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, and over 50 other cities across the United States. The protesters of Occupy Wal…
    Organized by AcesWild401 | Type: protest, /, movement

    October 15
    Saturday
    Occupy Milwaukee
    October 15, 2011 all day – 11am Zeidler Park
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Milwaukee/145292382232714 12pm is the protest at Chase Bank, 111 E Wisconsin Ave
    Organized by Alicia Margaret Thom | Type: occupation, of, milwaukee

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  105. Slacktivism, illustrated:

    http://www.fightwithtools.org/forum/topics/finally-1

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  106. What’s probably very high among all these people is their level of political and economic ignorance. It’ll take a while, though, for them to realize that almost nobody has any idea of what they are doing. They are apparently being recruited by e-mail, possibly by some union. And therefore will probably coalesce around the idea of higher wages. This is going somewhere. But even after it gets somewhere it’ll fizzle out.

    Mark Levin read some kind of a manifesto somebody wrote. I didn’t even get all of it, but what he wanted was forgiveness of all loans – mortgages, credit card loans, student loans, you name it – plus restrictions on imports, mandatory higher wages, issuing an invitation for everybody in the world to immigrate (he writes that is no problem since with wages so high there will problems finding people to fill those jobs) and free college tuition.

    New York Magazine did a survey of 100 demonstrators:

    http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/topic/occupy-wall-street-2011-10/

    50% are between ages 20 and 30, and 10% are below 20 (with 5% born after November 2 or 3, 1992) and 15% were 30-39, 9% 40-49 and 2 were over 50. That leaves 14% who were not yet born.

    (Seriously, what must have happened is some refused or didn’t stick around for that question)

    66% were male, 30% were female and 4% were other.

    Pick 1:

    Capitalism isn’t fundamentally evil, it just needs to be regulated 46%

    Capitalism can’t be saved, it is inherently immoral: 37%

    Didn’t answer: 17%

    The country with the best government in the world is…

    Sample replies: One said Canada. Another said Denmark. One rejected the premise.

    39% voted in November 2010, 55% did not, 5% said they were too young (1 non-answer?)

    Explain how you would fix Wall Street…

    Sample answers: A maximum wage law. President Elizabeth Warren. Burn the place down.

    Rate yourself on a scale of liberalism:

    Not liberal at all: 6%

    Liberal but fairly mainstream (i.e. Barack Obama) 3%

    Strongly liberal (i.e. Paul Krugman) 12% [more stimulus]

    Fed up with democrats, believe country needs overhal (i.e. Ralph Nader) 41% [3rd party]

    Convinced U.S. government is no better than, say, Al Qaeda, (i.e. Noam Chomsky) 34%

    That leaves 4% no answer.

    Has the occupation been a success so far? 79% Yes 13% No. And the same words were used by at least two people who answered it two different ways: “We’re still here.”

    Sammy Finkelman (9ab1e5)

  107. Pharr, Texas won’t be on the sidelines for long

    they’re destined for big things

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  108. How many deomcrap nominees have been transgendered people with a jamaican accent?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  109. Seems a significant libertarian element at these protests.

    tifosa (555db2)

  110. Yes anarcho-capitialists.

    How long before they protest islamophobia and call for blasphemy laws like in pakistan.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  111. “Has the occupation been a success so far? 79% Yes 13% No.”

    Well, duh. They get to lay around all day doing nothing, and the government continues to issue their welfare checks and food stamp cards, so it’s all good.

    The 13% are probably just too stupid to find the welfare office, so they’re a little upset today.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  112. Butterflies and hearts are teh awesomes!!!!!!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  113. Funny, I remember when wheeler’s cat was lecturing me on how awesome Obama was.

    Karl (f07e38)

  114. “66% were male, 30% were female and 4% were other.”

    All the guys had the same idea. I’m here for the booty. Heh!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  115. When will the fenizais call the occupation sexist?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  116. Chant heard down at Occupy Wall Street:
    “Give us your mon-ey,
    We did nothing to earn it;
    Give us your mon-ey,
    We did nothing to earn it”

    And was that Nishi I saw standing up front?

    Icy Texan (78dc30)

  117. “And was that Nishi I saw standing up front?”

    I think she’s the one with extra large amounts of drool running down her chin.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  118. @Karl. O is still awesome.
    im gunna work on his campaign again. and hes gunna win in the worst economy in decades because your side has the Insane Clown Posse for candidates.

    feets watch this.

    This is what Anonymous is.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  119. Insane Clown Posse

    your a repub wheeler’s vagina?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  120. Nishi was the one carrying a sign that read: “Wall Street must pay more in taxes, so the nanny state can support me cradle-to-grave!”

    Icy Texan (2db96e)

  121. @Sammy
    we are gettin lotsa press.

    feets, you do not understand the Tea Party.
    they are white christian nativists that want to live in the 1950s again.
    but time travel to the past is impossible because of closed form timecurves.

    We are the future.
    the new paradigm.

    vox populi, vox anon.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  122. @Dohbiden

    lawl i switched my registration in 2009.
    But like the Tea Party and the GOP, Insane Clown Posse are all christians.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  123. hah! I’m in amomynous!

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  124. Comment by Billiam — 10/5/2011 @ 2:41 am

    You do remember that the FIRST Black Senator was a Republican from Massachussets, don’t you?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  125. wheeler’s cat – you might be the laziest, worst advocate for a “cause” that I’ve ever seen. Slacktivism by web link and cliche isn’t going to accomplish anything, son.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  126. lol feets!

    welcome.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  127. “the Tea Party..are white christian nativists”

    Some thousands of seconds after the big bang the universe began condensing into equal parts of matter and antimatter.

    Because of a miniscule preference in the conversion of the Weak boson, once in 500 events, for the K-meson over its antiparticle twin all the universe is now comprised of matter.

    I intend to shoot first.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  128. “You do remember that the FIRST Black Senator was a Republican from Massachussets, don’t you?”

    AD – That was the one Baba Wawa had the thing with.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  129. the Tea Party isn’t all white christian whatevers… I’m really impressed how well they kept their eye on the spending ball.

    It’s the other Rs what are obsessed with itinerant mexican folk and tardasil and oppressively racist 80s rocks and how gayness is a conscious choice what are the problem.

    Silly wiggle-waggles.

    I don’t know what to tell them even.

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  130. Anonymous, just like the TEA Party; except,
    it has no core beliefs, no goals, no aspirations,
    just a narcissisum that borders on pathological.
    No wonder Nishi fits in.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  131. In Nishi’s world “white Christian” is a swear word.

    Icy Texan (2db96e)

  132. tardasil

    Win!

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  133. Daft punk is playing at my house, i’ll show you the ropes, feets, i’ll show you the ropes.
    Did they steal the name of the new Zoey Deschanel sitcom from you and NG?

    carlitos, did you watch the link?
    we are viral.
    look at feets. he already joined.
    :)

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  134. Comment by daleyrocks — 10/5/2011 @ 11:47 am

    Does that mean that Ms.Walters had more taste than Mr.Brooke.

    I should note that Sen.Brooke was the first Popularly Elected U.S.Senator who was Black.

    Very little that happened during Reconstruction can be considered as precedental.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  135. isn’t that funny I pass like 3 NG billboards on the way to work now

    she doesn’t think it’s funny though

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  136. I have the LCD Soundsystem on iTunes, so I didn’t need the reference, wheeler’s cat. So you’re going to accomplish what exactly with this “movement” of yours? What is the specific goal, beyond preening like an adolescent on the interwebs?

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  137. im gunna work on his campaign again. …

    Comment by wheeler’s cat — 10/5/2011 @ 11:24 am

    Sure you did.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  138. well….you can disagree on the nativism, feets, but the tea party is ALL white (non-hispanic caucasian) christians.
    And so is 99% of the GOP.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  139. carlitos, watch the video.

    lets consider unions. Labor shares only SOME goals with the other travellers on the Anonymous lightrail.
    see how that works?

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  140. they’re fairly white yes and generally christian but not all of them are squirrelly evangelicals by any means…

    but worrying about the spendings isn’t a white thing per se it’s just a math thing

    I don’t think this ends well.

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  141. Funny, wheeler’s cat still thinks O is awesome. But Occupy Wall Street certainly cannot. His campaign was heavily funded by and staffed with banksters.

    Why, it’s almost if this crowd is treating their beliefs like they treat their Birkenstocks.

    Karl (d618b4)

  142. I’ve seen the video. I’m familiar with anonymous. Jesus, you’re thick. The next revolution is not going to be started by a bunch of pot-smoking slackers who think that V for Vendetta and The Matrix are documentaries. Morons are not a movement. They are morons.

    Example – say they shut down scientology’s website or even the NYSE. That accomplishes what, towards their completion of their ultimate goal of what?

    Futility isn’t a bug with this group, it’s a feature. They’re like 9/11 truthers, fighting against an imaginary conspiracy to feel all important and cool. Losers.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  143. wheeler’s cat, the lead speaker at the last TEA Party rally I attended was black.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  144. There is more diversity at a redneck TEA Party gathering than we are seeing at any of the “Occupy” demonstrations, who are markedly mono-chromatic.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  145. Michael Tomasky, no less:

    I want to stipulate up front that I am firmly on OWS’s side. I don’t really know who its leaders are, and I don’t especially care. I don’t know its exact goals—a subject on which the movement has been roundly, and in my view pointlessly, criticized. But it is desperately needed. It needs to succeed. And I fear it won’t. To succeed, it would have to model itself on 1963, not 1968. And I’m not confident that any left-wing protest movement today can understand that…

    Karl (d618b4)

  146. The biggest challenge for the new Wall St. homeless is going to be learning to live on mouthwash.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  147. They’re all in love with the concept of “Sturm und Drang“;
    “Turning the other cheek” is just soooo Middle-Class Christianist!

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  148. He had a second sign admitting his mancrush on Obama Osama?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  149. I don’t know its exact goals—a subject on which the movement has been roundly, and in my view pointlessly, criticized. But it is desperately needed. It needs to succeed

    LOL. How can something with no goal succeed, by definition?

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  150. According to wheeler that person was a race traitor.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  151. Meanwhile, the President they are so incoherently trying to “save” while attacking his main cronies, is an abject failure at the core things he claims will solve our problems.

    These failures are not incidental. They are core to the claims of Progressives in their counter to GOP economic initiatives. These programs are the very thing that supposedly they are smarter than the GOP about. But in reality – abject failures.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  152. All Nishi has is the race card, and the class card, and the stereotyping card, and the ‘lack of diversity’ card, and the ‘anything but the real issues’ card, and . . .

    Icy Texan (2db96e)

  153. Could Tomasky, be more of a tool, ‘yes he can’.

    ian cormac (ed5f69)

  154. supposedly they are smarter than the GOP

    SPQR,

    Yup.

    It must be pretty demoralizing. I’m sure the worst lefties will pretend these initiatives could have worked if someone else had tried them. That’s what they always say. Not a very good reason to vote Obama, is it?

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  155. From James Taranto in BOTW/WSJ-Online:

    “… If OWS/TBAD is the left’s Tea Party, Obama may end 2012 as the left’s Christine O’Donnell…”

    Ooh, that’s harsh!

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  156. Protesting corporate greed bu tnot Buffet’s greed…………gotta love the occupy brain death people.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  157. No diversity is bull. h
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvliJt0lWh8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    Who feeds you that?

    tifosa (555db2)

  158. http://twitpic.com/6vlfhu oh, Malkin, Fox?

    tifosa (555db2)

  159. Did someone forget to close the screen door, again?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  160. “All Nishi has is the race card, and the class card, and the stereotyping card, and the ‘lack of diversity’ card, and the ‘anything but the real issues’ card, and . . .”

    Icy Texan – Not true. She is claiming to be an expert on the 1950s and the Tea Party above. sKKKuul must have been interesting for her.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  161. Who is bankrolling Tifosa and his smelly ass?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  162. Palin is not running……….lots of palin fanatics are heartbroken.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  163. the left is in mourning…she’s out. btw We are absotively SHOCKED also ;^)

    tifosa (555db2)

  164. Luckily those Fox paychecks aren’t all shackelly like the presidency would be…

    tifosa (555db2)

  165. Sad personal stories of the occupiers.

    http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

    This stuff is too funny.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  166. shackelly

    ❓ ❓ ❓

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  167. @daleyrocks
    in 1950, the electorate was +90% white (NHC).
    in 2012 the electorate will be ~70% white.
    Married white christians were 80% of the 1950 electorate.
    Married white christians are < 40% today.

    do the math.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  168. @wheeler’s cat:

    In 1950 typing was a skill learned by specialists.
    In 2012, you can’t find the SHIFT key.

    Do the math. And the English. And the science.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  169. Nishi, are you trying to say that Rich, White, Liberals, aren’t as important a factor in elections as they used to be?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  170. “shackelly”

    As in shackled, I would imagine.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  171. carlitos, she used it in a speech. she said the presidency would “shackle” her.

    i understand why the Anonymous paradigm does not appeal to wingers like you. Because you have Right Wing Authority tendency and do not understand the principle of self-organizing systems and emergent social behavior.
    eg, you are lost without a topdown authority figure telling you what to do.
    are you at all familiar with red/blue genetics?

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  172. Glenn Reynolds has a great line – he asks why the Occupy Wall Street people have not presented their demands to President Goldman Sachs.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  173. im going to go sample Allahpundits tears.
    so delicious.

    peace out!

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  174. The day a “self-organizing system” can manage its way out of a paper bag, give me a call.

    Thanks for the shackles reference, all.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  175. $arahspeak for “don’t tie me down with the presidency dude!!” http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/sarah-palin-is-a-campaign-too-shackle-y/

    tifosa (555db2)

  176. Dave Surls, I could read those slacker stories all day. They remind me of the “sorry everybody” postings after Bush was re-elected.

    http://sorryeverybody.com/2008/

    “My dad is a PhD and he lives in his car, so he doesn’t have to be a slave to the system.” You go girl!

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  177. @Another Drew
    no, lol, im sayin’ white CHRISTIANS are not demographically able to control elections outside of Distributed Jesusland anymore.
    You know Distributed Jesusland, right?

    its 2008 Jesusland map minus the cities.

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  178. “They remind me of the “sorry everybody” postings after Bush was re-elected.”

    Yeah, except these are way funnier (except for a couple of real hard luck stories, that aren’t too funny).

    “I borrowed $100,000 to get a degree in advanced basket weaving, I have a ring in my nose, like a cow, and no one will hire me!”

    Go figure.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  179. Nishidiot is off her meds again. Thrown in a little eugenics, a touch of genetic engineering xonservatives out of the gene pool, her on her knees for The One, followed by some demographics, and you have the standard idiocy from this hateful cur. Sufis rock!!!!!

    Nishidiot and Barrett Brown saved the people of Tunisia. They are the face of anonymous. Viva la idiocia!!!

    JD (17012e)

  180. Comment by wheeler’s cat — 10/5/2011 @ 3:50 pm

    If that isn’t the biggest, steamiest pile of LW projection, I don’t know what is.

    The Left can’t even get out of bed in the morning without a manifesto detailing how it will be done.

    Rugged Individualism is such an alien concept on the Left, and you’re trying to peddle this stinking turd?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  181. carlitos
    Complex Systems

    Self-organizing complex systems.
    this is a natural result of social media saturation.
    :)

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  182. social media saturation in humans i mean.
    its also part of emergent social social network behavior and SBH (social brain hypothesis).

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  183. IOKFYTHRAWT

    (its ok for you to have right wing authority tendency)

    :)

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  184. “If that isn’t the biggest, steamiest pile of LW projection, I don’t know what is.”

    It’s always amusing when leftards start holding forth on authoritarianism.

    Very droll.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  185. Nobel Prize goes to research on self-organizing slime mold

    Heh. You mean the slime mold doesn’t have teh MySpace?

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  186. @JD

    red/blue genetics

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  187. “its also part of emergent social social network behavior”

    If you’re talking about the protestors, it’s actually just a bunch of complete losers who can’t take care of themselves, and expect everyone else to pay their bills, aimlessly milling around.

    But, you can call it emergent social network behavior, if it amuses you.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  188. Wheelerz hatez the science. And honesty. And grammar.

    JD (cae88c)

  189. @carlitos.
    nope.
    heres some more linkage on self-organizing systems.
    Anonymous is relly elegant as a SO complex system.
    I admire it.

    and now, gotta bounce.
    vox populi, vox anon

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  190. linkage

    wheeler's cat (b503a7)

  191. List some of anonymous’ accomplishments here for us, wheeler’s cat. Prove me wrong.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  192. Comment by carlitos — 10/5/2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Does the bumper sticker “Anarchist’s Unite” count?

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  193. From today’s “Political Diary” from teh Wqall Street Journal:

    Among the Occupied

    “Occupy Wall Street,” the protest movement that settled into lower Manhattan nearly three weeks ago, is making headlines the world over. But if you actually happen to live in the neighborhood, as I do, the protesters can be easy to miss, since what they occupy is nothing more than little Zuccotti Park, just off the southeast corner of Ground Zero and about three blocks from Wall Street itself. After dropping off my kids at school yesterday morning, I decided to check it out.

    What I found were 60 or so protesters, most of them in their early 20s. A drum circle had set up on one corner of the square, banging out a rhythm to which a young woman in a flowing purple dress twirled in the style of a Sufi mystic. A tarp had been set out on the sidewalk, and on it the protesters displayed some of their literature and cardboard signs. The literature included recent issues of the Catholic Worker, Obero Socialista (the Spanish-language version of Socialist Worker), photocopied interviews with radical professor Ward Churchill, and — presumably for comic relief — a recent issue of the satirical newspaper The Onion. As for the signs, one said “End the War, End the Fed!” and another, “Absraction [sic?] is Power.” A third sign read, “War is a Racket: The FBI organizes almost all the terror plots in the U.S.”

    [This is actually true – SF. The second part of the sentence. This is an example where they take a fact and make something totally wrong out of it. It’s maybe less true now. There have been a few real intercepted plots. The Times Square bomb plot and Zazi wasn’t started by the FBI.]

    On TV I had seen the protesters holding copies of “The OCCUPIED Wall Street Journal” and I wanted one for myself. The movement’s “librarian,” a genial man in his 50s, told me they had sold out, but kindly managed to locate a copy. The lead headline was “The Revolution Begins At Home.” The story noted that the New York City Police Department “has deployed hundreds of officers to surround and intimidate protesters 24/7.” The morning I was there, I saw no more than about 10 cops.

    Walking into the square, I stopped to chat with a bearded man in his 20s, working on a laptop powered by a little generator, presumably fueled with sunflower oil. I asked him about the behavior of the police: He noted, darkly, that J.P. Morgan had recently made a $4.6 million donation to the NYPD, as if to suggest that New York’s finest were no more than Jamie Dimon’s praetorian guard. I also asked him to tell me a little bit about himself. He said he had been in the Army but had been dishonorably discharged after refusing orders to shoot innocent women and children.

    “Really?” I asked. “Where did that happen?”

    “Afghanistan,” he replied.

    “Where exactly in Afghanistan?”

    “Kuwait,” he replied.

    “Kuwait?”

    “Yeah, Kuwait.”

    Kuwait, Afghanistan — whatever. When you’re trying to start a revolution, such distinctions hardly seem to matter.

    — Bret Stephens

    Sammy Finkelman (d3daeb)

  194. Catchy. So based on approx. 311 million U.S. population, the 99%ers figure that if they selectively take out 3 million greedy people, the country will be all rainbows, and unicorns and free cotton candy? With those horrible people who work on Wall Street and at the head of the big corporations demonized and neutralized the ability for everyone else to live the American Dream will be miraculously restored?

    elissa (6a6d2d)

  195. Wall Street related…
    Apple is reporting that Steve Jobs has died!

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  196. Where are the media with sound bites and hard reporting on the anti-Semitism, idiotic quasi-Marxist barking and sheer stupidity that the union bosses and the Dimocrat Party have cast their lot with?

    CBS, NBS, ABC, CNN, MSLSD and other news orgs will report for days on unsubstantiated thoroughly debunked things that were claimed to have occurred during Tea Party gatherings and nary a peep about this crap.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  197. @wheeler’s cat @174 – What relevance do your bullet points have to the Tea Party and its goals, gurllll?

    How many Tea Party events have u been 2? lulz

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  198. 2 digit twit on the loose!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  199. wheeler’s cat so epitomizes the pseudo intellectual of today.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  200. Comment by tifosa — 10/5/2011 @ 5:31 pm

    tiffy, that is so “yesterday’s” news, do try to keep up, child.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (65a0b7)

  201. tifosa is fascinated by who is NOT running.

    and by shiny objects

    Icy Texan (2db96e)

  202. “wheeler’s cat so epitomizes the pseudo intellectual of today.”

    Also, the schizophrenic wack job of today.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  203. Nishi & tifosa are both one taunting comment away from blaming all of Wall Street’s “evil ways” on the Joooooooooooooooosssss!!!!!!!!!!!

    Icy Texan (2db96e)

  204. Note how as soon as I outed Yelverton he broke like the wind and ran away.

    Typical. Wuss.

    Icy Texan (2db96e)

  205. Funny you bringing that up, Tex. ‘Cause every time I break wind, I think of Yelverton for some reason.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  206. Shouldn’t these folks be protesting Obama’s policies?

    AZ Bob (7d2a2c)


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