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Just like the Tea Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 2:54pm

Because these are the types of headlines from Tea Party rallies:

In one sense, it’s a tragedy because at a certain...

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Elizabeth Warren, the Al Gore of Occupy Wall Street

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 28, 2011 at 1:26pm

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...

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Occupy Wall Street metaphor alert

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 11:13am

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...

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#OccupyDallas – the birds are not impressed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 5:12pm

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:

Professor,

I’m an avid reader of your blog. I was in...

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No Lech Walesa for Occupy Wall Street

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 9:40am

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...

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Today was “Take Our School Children To ‘Occupy Providence’ Day”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2011 at 4:50pm

Of course, the day started out as take your child to school, but the school turned it into a field trip to the otherwise sparsely populated Occupy Providence encampment, as tweeted by most excellent Rhode Island talk show host

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New York’s disappearing millionaires

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:03am

Of course, there always will be a top 1%, so those in the Occupy Wall Street movement who want to demonize the top 1% always will have a cause.

But the numbers of millionaires who could be taxed to feed the demands of the proletariat is down in New York State:

Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported...

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Should anti-Semitic Occupy LA woman have been fired? (Reader poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:25pm

An employee of the L.A. School District and active Occupy Los Angleles supporter was fired for her anti-Semitic comments which have garnered a lot of attention.

Here’s the video of her reaction to the firing, where she doubles down (h/t IsraellyCool):

The easy answer would be sure, fire her, she’s a despicable person.

But, her comments...

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OWS and unions crossing all lines to get in opponents’ faces

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 11:37am

Crain’s New York has an article detailing how Occupy Wall Street and union protesters are taking the fight to the personal lives of executives who oppose them by disrupting their ability to go to restaurants and other day-to-day activities.

As the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained steam, the city’s well-heeled have ...

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Occupy Wall Street turnout a major fail

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2011 at 3:27pm

Saturday was to be a nationwide turnout for the Occupy Wall Street movement, with large protests across the land.  From media coverage which portrays the movement as growing, one would have expected a large turnout, at least as large as the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Parties.

In Ithaca, I noted...

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#OccupyOprah

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2011 at 8:30am

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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Another Occupy Wall Street poster child who is not (Update: He responds)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 10:12am

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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Saturday Night Card Game (Calling on Think Progress to play the ‘guilt by association card’ on Occupy Wall Street)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 6:00pm

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?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 1:59pm

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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