I have not been particularly sympathetic to the activities of Occupy protests around the country, as the message often is one of self-wallowing pity, misplaced blame, and in some cases, vile rhetoric. The conduct often has been violent.
You can watch today’s attempt to ReOccupy Wall Street live:
When I heard that NY City police had cleared out Zuccotti Park overnight, I couldn’t wait to see the NY Post headline. I was not disappointed:
What do you think of my headline? Do I have what it takes to be a headline writer for the NY Post?
Update: Apparently a judge has ...
The Occupy rallies are devolving into the equivalent of the prison yard, as reflected in multiple incidents around the country of rape and killing, and this story about the slashing of a San Francisco police officer with a type of shiv commonly used by prison gangs (h/t reader):
One San Francisco police officer was...
I, alongside my friends from the libertarian and Republican clubs, went to the OccupyCornell weekly meeting yesterday afternoon. It was a tremendous departure from the “real” OccupyWallStreet and, thus, far more tolerable. However, it was still pretty pathetic. Here’s why:
What are these guys protesting? “The Ivy to Wall Street Pipeline.”
I know I played this before, I just can’t find the post. Maybe it was a Video of the Day.
Thanks to commenter Windbag in the Tip Line:
From reader Don, who writes:
Saw this scrawled (spray-painted) on the underside of a bridge over the Trinity River, maybe 1.5 miles from the Occupy Dallas location. I stopped to safely take a picture. Star of David with “Zionist Occupied USA” …
I suspect (but can’t be certain) the Occupy Dallas crowd because...
The one chart that explodes the myth of U.S. income inequality (h/t @CharlieSykes). The short explanation is that individual income inequality has not expanded greatly, but since high earning people tend to group together in family units, family income inequality has expanded:
You know things are bad when the Occupy Wall Street movement cannot get more than a handful of people to Occupy Boulder, Colorado in nice weather.
Thanks to reader Jeff who e-mailed this photo to me today:
Good Day Professor,
I live in Longmont, Colorado but work in the Republic of Boulder.
Attached is a...
From Zombie at PJMedia, a list of officially declared supporters of Occupy Wall Street.
Go to the link for the full list, here’s the top (in no particular order):
#OWS’s policy of having no set views has its advantages. They can include all manner of extremists and unsavory characters while preserving plausible deniability when taken to task for their relationship with such socially-unacceptable figures.
Daniel Sieradski, #OWS’s main Jewish organizer, last seen thinking up new ways to appropri...
The conservative movement in America may have been had. #OWS is easy to attack, but the right’s demonization of #OWS, even if successful, may be playing into Obama’s hands by failing to address the real reason why the Democrats and their special interest allies have cultivated this movement.
The Financial Times...
Because these are the types of headlines from Tea Party rallies:
- Occupy Wall Street Protester Threatens Fox 5 News Reporter
- Report: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters
- Occupy Madison loses permit (due to public masterbation)
- Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally
In one sense, it’s a tragedy because at a certain...
Elizabeth Warren has stepped in it with her boast that she created the Occupy Wall Street movement:
“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” she says. “I support what they do.”
Warren’s boast was an overstatement much akin to Al Gore’s claim of credit for the internet, but even...
We saw something similar in Wisconsin, when an anti-Scott Walker protester locked her head to a metal railing with a bicycle lock.
Yesterday an Occupy Wall Street protester climbed a 70-foot statue demanding that Mayor Bloomberg resign and that the police presence be reduced. The police attempted to talk him down, and...
The Live Stream camera at street level tells the story, the Occupy Dallas protesters control the streets with the line of marchers extending as far as the eye can see:
Okay, maybe not. Reader Derek writes:
I’m an avid reader of your blog. I was in...
Oh my how the supporters of Occupy Wall Street cheered when Lech Walesa, hero of the fight against communism in Poland, announced that he would fly to New York to support the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Brent Budowsky at The Hill was ecstatic:
Great news for the real America. One of history’s great leaders...