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#OccupyOprah

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011
Oprah’s worth $1.5 billion.  Think how many struggling artists that could feed. Shakina Nayfack, featured in The Daily News complaining about his student debt, made the following comment in response to my post Another Occupy Wall Street poster child who is not: …. Occupy Wall Street is about targeting the obscenely wealthy, it’s about…
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Those were the days my friend

Posted by  ▪  October 17, 2011
They thought they’d never end, they’d sing and dance forever and a day, they’d live the life they choose, they’d dream and never lose, for they were young and sure to have their way. Spotted near my house in Ithaca: And yes, I will choose to use this opportunity to play for the x-teenth time “the” video:
 

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Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2011
I did not watch Herman Cain on the various news shows, but Memeorandum is relatively quiet, so I assume there were no major gotchas. Definitely get the sense the Occupy protests are getting uglier, not better.  The cream is not rising to the top, it’s the people we see riot at every…
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Mother Goose Lives; Frenchmen Cry

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2011
In seven months, foie gras is going to be banned by California. The impetus for the bill was, of course, animal rights activists who claim that the fattened goose or duck liver promotes cruelty to animals. Naturally, chefs are fighting back and planning types of resistance: “This is a rather embarrassing temper…
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Another Occupy Wall Street poster child who is not (Update: He responds)

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2011
Scrolling through The Daily News’ live blog of the Occupy Wall Street protest in Times Square yesterday, this photo and caption jumped out at me: Student loan debt a hot topic among Times Sq. crowd. “Student loans screwed up my credit!” one protester screamed while Shakina Nayfack, 30, of Washington Heights explained his…
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Still they drone on and on

Posted by  ▪  October 16, 2011
about visualizing world peace and Obama. Spotted in Ithaca on my way home from the Occupy Ithaca rally:
 

List of terrorists to be released is sickening

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011
In many ways, it’s worse than I originally thought, now that the names officially have been released. In addition to the planners of the Sbarro Pizza bombing, about which I blogged earlier, the releasees include the planners of many other high profile bombings, terrorist attacks which live in the consiousness of every…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Calling on Think Progress to play the ‘guilt by association card’ on Occupy Wall Street)

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: Dear Think Progress: For the past several years you have been playing the race and extremist cards on people who oppose Obama’s policies, most particularly against the Tea Party movement and Fox News.  Your misleading video about…
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What is right about this Occupy Ithaca picture?

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011
I attended the Occupy Ithaca rally today, which was scheduled as a mass peaceful demonstration starting at noon outside a Bank of America branch in downtown Ithaca As of 12:30 p.m., when I dropped by, there were about a dozen people holding signs.  I kind of felt sorry for them. None of the…
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How long before Dems call OWS a Rovian plot?

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011
So far, Democrats are going all in on the Occupy Wall Street movement, with the DNC even cirulating a petition in support.  Obama is trying to harness the energy for his campaign. That will change if plans for an OWS national convention take place next summer, signifying that OWS is a third force. As outlined…
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#OccupyMediaHype

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011
Quote of the day, from a mostly sympathetic Walter Shapiro writing in The New Republic (h/t @SissyWillis): How do I convey this respectfully as a veteran of the 1960s? This is not the 1967 Pentagon March or anything like it. Nothing I saw in New York this week justifies the current level of…
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Gimme just one more reason

Posted by  ▪  October 15, 2011
The bumper sticker below lists three reasons to vote for Obama.  He’ll have to do better than that if he wants my vote.  Throw in “destroy the economy” and I’m there. Spotted by reader Leslie, who writes: Spotted in Jacksonville, FL at a union packing plant
 

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Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2011
Should I go to the Occupy Ithaca protest tomorrow?  And tell them that they already occupy Ithaca so they can’t occupy themselves? How are the Occupy protests any different than what we see every time there is a G20 meeting? Not good when a candidate’s wife becomes an issue, and when the candidate…
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Occupy … Cornell?

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2011
Today a bunch of college Dems have created an “Occupy Cornell” event. I don’t know what the objective of this is, but it looks like a pretty pathetic state of affairs in “solidarity.” Here’s the transcript of the “occupation” if your eyes are in need of a good roll. Here’s my favorite…
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“What happens after the next soldier is kidnapped?”

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2011
That’s the question asked at the end of a long Jerusalem Post report on the negotiations leading to the swap of over 1000 Palestinian prisoners, many of whom were responsible for the most heinous terrorist attacks which killed hundreds of Israelis, for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. It’s not for me to…
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Politico’s BHO Moment

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2011
The homepage of Politico this morning resembled the now-infamous Esquire ode de love to Barack Obama. Obama as heir to the Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy, marching arm-in-arm with those who walked arm-in-arm with Dr. King: Except that the story was not quite at the cover indicated, focusing not on Obama’s unity with…
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Occupy Boston Displaces Food Drive, Spits On Soldier; Right Sphere Raises Money for Boston Food Bank

Posted by  ▪  October 14, 2011
Yesterday, #OWS Boston assaulted a female Coast Guard member in uniform: The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters. The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water…
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