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Did they really chant “you can have sex with animals or whatever”?

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2011
Is there anything #OccupyWallStreet protesters will not chant responsively?  Apparently not. “Jump the shark” doesn’t begin to describe this sequence of responsive chanting (I think they call it human microphone or whatever). We saw the responsive chanting at Occupy Atlanta, but this one takes the cake, as the crowd mindlessly repetively chants, “You can…
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Rhode Island’s Pension Cliff

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2011
I know you know about Rhode Island’s public sector employee pension problem, because I’ve posted about it so many times. But take a look at this chart which shows how household contributions to public sector pensions (state employees and teachers) is expected to climb to just over $2000 per household by 2018 unless…
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Counterweight Only Swing States In The General

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2011
I would like to propose an additional criterion for Operation Counterweight, for those that want to ensure a more conservative congress to go along with a Romney presidency (It’s pretty clear that’s the contingency that OC is preparing for, so let’s talk in those terms). The conservative grassroots cannot assume that…
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The ignorance of the masses – Soviet flag at #OccupyPhiladelphia

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2011
We’ve seen this before, at the celebration of Obama’s victory in 2008, where students unfurled the Soviet flag in celebration. I chalked that up to profound historical ignorance, much like the chic wearing of Che Guevara and Mao t-shirts. The carrying of the Soviet flag at the Occupy Philadelphia protest, by contrast, more likely…
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#OccupyWallStreet: No masks for you

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2011
You may not know it, but the internet hacking group Anonymous helped launch the Occupy Wall Street movement with a video released in late August:. During the initial protests in New York, protesters attempted to use masks similar to those used in the video, but were stymied by the police who invoked…
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What do you mean “what if?”

Posted by  ▪  October 10, 2011
When this sticker was put on the car, the owner probably figured things were not yet out of control.  But after three weeks of #OccupyMadness, no question mark is needed. From Larry in Miami (who must have been stopped on the interstate when he took this photo because he knows my…
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Worst. #OccupyWallStreet. Advice. Ever.

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
On October 7, self-styled Occupy Wall Street reporter Allison Burtch, the proponent of “progressive stack” speech control, gave this advice to the #OccupyWallStreet movement: Which goes to prove, don’t wish too hard for something, you just might get it.
 

#OccupyFraud

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
I’ve warned you not to take at face value the depictions of the protesters at the Occupy Wall Street rallies. Andrew Cole, the focus of a sympathetic New York Times article, turned out to be a pretty hard core solicialist (by his own description) and former operative for a progressive organization, facts…
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In praise of 300,000 peaceful protesters in 350 locations

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
No, not Occupy Wall Street or Occupy anything. That was the estimate by Nate Silver (then of 538 blog, now of The NY Times) of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Parties.  Silver noted the upward adjustment of the Tea Party rally in Atlanta from the 7,000 estimated by the Atlanta…
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PDS found Palin, Palin didn’t find PDS

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
From Crawdad Hole written by frequent commenter myiq2xu: I guess the people like Andy Sullivan and his ilk are gonna be unhappy, because Sarah apparently has no intention of going away.  I have to wonder what would have happened if they had just left her alone when she first went back to…
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Operation Counterweight, the electoral strategy for the rest of us

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
Thanks to commenter Mutnodjmet for reminding me: PS.  Just to let you know, in light of Palin’s decision, I am promoting OPERATION COUNTERWEIGHT quite heavily. The reference is to my post in early June, Commence Operation Counterweight: Why do I have this feeling that the back-stabbing and petty politics of the Republican insiders are going…
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They can’t handle the glass

Posted by  ▪  October 9, 2011
This bumper stick disproves that bumper sticker “I think, therefore I’m liberal.”  Because the person who drives this car proves just the opposite. Thanks to reader Ken, who writes: Saw this bumper sticker today in suburban Kansas City (on the Kansas side) and snapped a pic. I thought it should read, “Republicans bought…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Dominant progressive white males in the #OccupyWallStreet mist)

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
This is the latest in a serieson the use of the race card for political gain: #OccupyWallStreet has been the subject of numerous posts here, including the NY Times’ poster child who wasn’t, the influence of big labor, and the now-obligatory video of the anti-Jew guy. But this story (h/t Publius) caught me…
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#OccupyWallStreet TwitPic of the Day

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
Addressing claims that Occupy Wall Street is the American Arab Spring:
 

Open

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
Various and sundry: John Hinderaker finishes up his take-down of the Bloomberg hit piece on the Koch Brothers. We are on a track, just not the right track – CBO: Deficit is on track to be $1.3 trillion. If he had focused more on Windmills! and less on solar energy, he may have avoided…
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A good heuristic

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
to judge bad ideas is to look at how many Princeton philosophy and Columbia professors support it…. Case in point:  Columbia’s Bwog reports that a staggering 200+ Columbia faculty members have signed a petition declaring their support for Occupy Wall St. Which falls on the heels of Cornel West’s visit last week: I’ve been putting on my own type…
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I’m sitting next to the phone

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2011
that never rings, and the e-mail account that never pings, from politicians seeking my highly influential support. Via AP, Romney, Perry try to recruit Christie, Palin fans: Rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are furiously scurrying to recruit heartbroken holdouts who had hoped GOP celebrities Chris Christie or Sarah Palin would join the…
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