#OccupyWallStreet Large Tweet of the Day
Large law firms.
Oh sure, they’ll give thousands of pro bono hours fighting for the rights of Gitmo detainees, but remember why they are Large law firms.
They have Large corporate clients including Large Banks and Large Investment Banks and Large Broker-Dealers who pay them Large Legal Fees so they can pay associates Large Salaries and partners Large Distributions so they can live in their Large Houses where they log-in nightly to check their Large Stock Portfolios.
So if you #OccupyGitmo, Large law firms will have your back, but if you #OccupyWallStreet, you’re largely on your own:
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to the full extent allowed by law.
i can only imaging their first attempt was a google search of “large + lawfirm + weight + civil suit”
i am sure they have already called on facebook.
aren’t there a few democratic lawyers in congress that are licensed in ny? don’t see them lining up.
Meet The 53%. Who are they? The term 53% refers to the people who are actually paying taxes for themselves and the rest of the country.
Is there an intended irony in that twitterer’s name (or is it just an unintended ironic pun)?
@miaaculpa bears a striking resemblence to mea culpa.
Yep, when written by someone who doesn’t really know the term.
Plus this, the DRAFT PALIN movement has begun, and there is a FB page.
And here: http://www.draftsarahpalin.us/
The ACLU and National Lawyers Guild haven’t committed pro bono and otherwise to this? In the 60s they did, for the “anti-war demonstrators,” most of whom/which were organized by false flag operators, especially from Russia and China but also from US government agencies. If those groups aren’t stepping in with fire support now, then the 0s really are desperate. This is, after all, their and the DNC’s shake down racket, Wall Streeters have been missing payments, this is a reminder that payments are due as due. Ordinarily one would expect ACLU and NLG to be all over this from the start ….
NLG is: http://www.nlg.org/occupy/ I do not see that ACLU is.
This is just like when Obama directed ACORN to start “occupying” and bannering and picketing banks all over the country when he figured out, back in 1989, that the CRA had more enforcement teeth than what were being used at the time.
He directed his thugs in to the banks to threaten them with regulatory death by denial of permissions – permissions to expand, or merge, or open branches, or . . . whatever else banks need permission to do – unless they brought their “home loans to bad risks” ratio way up.
His good friends in fedgov (Frank, Dodd, etc.) affirmed to the banks that ACORN was speaking for them with those threats.
Giving us, of course, the housing and credit crisis. And, ask long-time Chicagoans if Obama ever worked this way when he was organizin’ there.
Wonder what he’ll give us this time? What’s left to loot?
Will AFL-CIO lawyers do?
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I’m kind of surpirsed the law firm of Obama, Biden, and Holder haven’t jumped all over this. Fake civil rights claims is their specialty.
They don’t need a large law firm to work pro bono. They’re getting law large firms paid for by the p.e. unions.
The National Socialists had recourse to the “Nibelungen” or low/base elements of German society to intimidate, threaten, murder and generally terrorize ordinary Germans. Those elements performed Kristallnacht, ran the SS interrogation centers, slave labor camps, concentration camps and genocide camps and comprised the Einsatzgruppen, AKA SS death squads in conquered lands. Stalin and Mao had their own versions of these terror and murder structures, both far more “effective” than the German “Nibelungen.”
Now we have the comparable element of American society, “God bless them for their spontaneity.”, conjured by the DNC and the occupier-in-chief occupying the White House. And the little sweeties want to intimidate, threat, murder and generally terrorize ordinary Americans. And their politician patrons want them to do just that, but with plausible deniability for them.
“My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” So not getting the support he wants, he conjures the pitchforks, sends them at his friends, who think he truly belongs to their elite orbit. But he truly does not. So he stomps the ground, where he too resides, and up they rise for him, the American “Nibelungen.” The financial “community,” which, with active connivance of the current administration, for its members’ self-aggrandizement, has indeed been looting the American nation and people, and especially current and future young generations, more than ever before in the nation’s history, perhaps in history in toto, found they are secondary at best to the wishes of the high-living low-life occupying the White House. Last time the low life hooked the financiers with promises, shared secret hand-shakes and rhetoric. Now they’ve woken up a bit — many of them like America and know its health (including sovereign independence) determines their wealth — and are balking at the extortion demands, so he’s conjuring his actual constituency to come after them. It won’t work. I wonder what he’ll do as a next step. It would have to be to suspend elections on a pretext of national emergency – for which he has already run up the trial balloon twice that I have seen.
This entire “Occupy[fill in the blank]” movement is solidly based on denial. It’s denial that “debt” is a problem for the country.
The premier model for this denial is our POTUS. After weeks of political wrangling over “a down payment of the debt,” he comes back with a new program of spending with a price tag over a year or two roughly half the size of the ten year savings. No matter whether there are new taxes or not, this just isn’t serious. He just wants to “ignore away” the debt.
Meanwhile, these demonstrations seem to be based mostly on students with a debt burden who want to ignore what they had signed up for. Why should they take responsibility when the POTUS doesn’t take responsibility for his bills.
The elephant in the room is that the banks, while getting capitalization through “bridge loans” from the government, had to pay back the money they got from the government while the many of the recipients of the largesse of TARP and the “stimulus” (i.e the unions) are rushing to join the demonstrators.
They seem to believe that they can “let the good times roll” again if they can just make somebody else pay for their last binge.
This entire exercise shows that there are few, if any, grown-ups in the room of our “Occupy”-ers.
I am too fed up with this crap to reply. What’s next on their agenda?
Isn’t this “movement” just an affiliate of “Occupy Greece?” They seem to be lost in the same wonderland as the Greek dependent class.
When you’ve lost the NYT have you lost the battle?
Corporations and capitalists provide bathrooms for the anti-corporatists:
“Ms. Tzortzatos’s tolerance for the newcomers finally vanished when the sink was broken and fell to the floor. She installed a $200 lock on the bathroom to thwart nonpaying customers, angering the protesters.
Mike Keane, who owns O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub, said that the theft of soap and toilet paper had soared and that one protester had used the bathroom but had failed to properly use the toilet. Both Ms. Tzortzatos, owner of the Panini and Company Cafe, and Mr. Keane said the protesters rarely bought anything, yet hurled curses when they were told that only paying customers could use their bathrooms.
Steve Zamfotis, manager of another nearby store, Steve’s Pizza, said: “They are pests. They go to the bathroom and don’t even buy a cup of coffee.”
Mr. Zamfotis closed his bathroom after it repeatedly flooded from protesters’ bathing there.
A manager of the Burger King in question said he had no trouble with the protesters, though a maintenance worker at the McDonald’s, Deon Cook, said that in recent days he had been forced to clean the bathroom every five minutes.
“I’m looking forward to it being over,” Mr. Cook said.
Kira Annika, a spokeswoman for the protesters, wrote in an e-mail that she had not heard such complaints: “We were under the impression that the local business community appreciated our patronage.”
I’m beginning to think that if OWS is a scheme concocted by the Obama administration then it is an even worse idea, if possible, than Operation Fast and Furious, A Summer of Recovery, Green Shoots and the Solyndra fianacing scheme.