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Hmmm good

Hmmm good

I heard about this segment from a variety of people on Twitter, but I didn’t get to watch it last night.

It was worth the wait (transcript here):

He was a “business intelligence analyst for a paper clip marketing company”? There’s a bright future in that.


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I caught a bit of Hannity today, apparently with the same guy, who admitted to having 200 thousand in student loans. He also said that he would not take a job with a salary below 80 thousand a year. This person is the epitomy of what is wrong in America today. We’ve created a generation of spoiled little whiny brats who are unwilling to work for success.

Ragspierre | May 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Fillie…a LOT of common ground with this guy in your posts.

Wanna take the chance to articulate how you differ…???

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Ragspierre. | May 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm


    If Pasadena was actually here on this post I wold think you were stalking him.

    As he is not here – I don’t have a word for it.

    Getting beat in that 1987 Texas Line Dancin State Championship has certainly had far reaching implications. You guys are continuing your tussle 25 years later across the blogs.

      Ragspierre in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | May 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Generally, I don’t find you worth reading, much less responding to.

      But here, you show such stupid that I will take the chance to use you as a foil.

      Fillie said…

      “The 1% are so dominant these days that the very idea of democracy and national sovereignty now represent the final barriers preventing them from declaring themselves to be gods.”


      “As anyone who has played Monopoly can learned, there is a point in the game where one player gets so dominant that the game is over. If we haven’t yet reached that tipping point, we are awfully close.”


      “I am not advocating government-mandated income or wealth redistribution.

      I am arguing for re-establishing a society where the income and wealth gets distributed more fairly as a result of better laws.”

      Which, apart from being an apparent contradiction that cannot be reconciled…

      sounds like Fillie is a Brooks “conservative” who just thinks we need better “brights” to write our laws and tell us what to do.

      I could write a few ‘graphs on his apparent love of stupid, worthless Federal regulation (see Glass-Steagal) and hatred of free markets, but I’ll save that.

        BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Ragspierre. | May 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        Well I probably would not go out of my way to meet you -but if we were both at Willie Nelsons Texas Steakhouse In Gatlinburg Tn & the Line Dancin started up -I would join you.

        I also read your posts -that is I give you the courtesy because you have joined the conversation. Sometimes I respond but I do not think it has ever been rude or nasty. I simply see things from a different P O V because I am different .

        Pasadena Phil is entitled to his take – I have no found it overwhelmingly one sided . I cannot predict what he will say so I read it.

        Regardless of your certainty I think it is a good idea to engage in this 1-99% ideology. If Pasadena has something to ntribute then I sam interested.

LukeHandCool | May 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Splice that with Obama and Pelosi singing OWS’s praises, run it every day and start thinking about 2016.

That young man should be invited on every conservative TV show … and just let him keep talking.

Meanwhile, Romney has to explain every single day why the unemployment rate “dropped.” Explain to people too busy to look into it … every single day.

If you’ve seen “Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure,” there’s a scene where he makes a jump with his bike and the little kids on their bikes nearby exclaim, “Raaaadical!”

Often, when the anarchist hipster in our office is within earshot and the topic is something like the OWS people who were camped out across the street, I’ll let loose with a sarcastic, “Raaaaaadical!” to mock what gives these younggins goosebumps and wastes years of their lives in search of being cool.

LukeHandCool (who couldn’t find that snippet on youtube).

Tamminator | May 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Um, who RAISED this moron?

I can’t get past Hannity’s poor skills as an interviewer. He’s like a dull chainsaw.

I don’t understand where these people come from. I can’t imagine ever believing a productive job is somehow beneath me. Just thinking about it makes me feel like I’ve disappointed my mother. She raised four kids by herself doing “menial” work, and I have more respect for her than I do any of the people I’ve met at law school. She’d probably slap me if she ever caught me saying some type of work was beneath me.

I’m just glad they aren’t anywhere near as popular as they think they are. By OWS’ own bloated estimates, they had only 8,000 people attend their Mayday “action” in a city of over 8 Million. The NYC Half-Marathon, a run without any stated cause (like fighting cancer or poverty) attracted over 10,000 participants last year. Running 18 miles for the pure sake of running is more popular than OWS. The 99% indeed.

    LukeHandCool in reply to Awing1. | May 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    “I don’t understand where these people come from. I can’t imagine ever believing a productive job is somehow beneath me.”

    You’re damn right. Menial jobs are beneath this “man of the people.”

    I respect people doing the most menial of jobs as long as they work hard at doing their job well.

    I greet and talk to the custodians in our building and they know they can come to me with questions on how to start investing. A nice African-American lady who will be retiring in a couple of years came to me and asked me if I could explain annuities to her. I xeroxed everything I had at home on annuities from magazines and books, organized it from simplest info at the beginning, gave it tio her and gave her a quick introduction.

    I always throw in a “Vote Republican” line or two in a jokey manner whenever I talk with “my students.” That’s the only payment I ask.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to LukeHandCool. | May 5, 2012 at 5:08 am

      My favorite thing that the grad student said was, “You get me a job and I’ll work.” or words to that effect.

      So, if somebody hands him a job, he’ll work. Otherwise, he’ll just sit there online at Zucotti burning his student loan money at the age of 29 making up ridiculous fantasies about the NYPD and vague diatribes about capitalism, a subject that, again, as a grad student at the age of 29, he can’t articulate a coherent remark about.

      No doubt both of his parents have gray beards and drive Priuses.

The claim that the NYPD sent the homeless, vagrants and drunks to Zuccotti Park originated with one NY Daily News’ column, not the NY Times. The NYPD denied the claim.

    Ragspierre in reply to DRJ. | May 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Well, I for one am very impressed with the long arm of the NYPD.

    They managed to promote rapes in Occupy camps from sea to shining sea…

    in addition to a smattering of murders, a LOT of drugging, HUGE number of property crimes, etc.


    Awing1 in reply to DRJ. | May 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    With the NYDN citing Occupiers themselves as sources. Sounds valid to me!

BannedbytheGuardian | May 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Fun alert ….. Michael Moore sings “Times they are a changin. A whole Occupty CD!

HoHo I remember Pavarotti ran off with his sec who slimmed him down . He lost his voice & then I think was dead or sumthin.

I can detect a definite 1/32 PLUS Castrato tone . It is downhill from here Mikey. Gone forever the voice of the macho macho man of the American left.

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BannedbytheGuardian | May 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Like it or not the 1-99% has crept into everyday vocab across the globe.

These proponents are not going away in a future of high unemployment .

This guy can not articulate in a Hannity interview (& maybe nowhere ) but I would not ignore a canary in a mine.

This remnds me of the Rush Hour movies with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker:

Shultz (as Chan), “Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?”
Hannity (as Tucker), “No one understands the words that come out of your mouth!”

Or am I wrong with this comparison?

    LukeHandCool in reply to CandidateDavid. | May 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm


    I understand that the young man is speaking English, but my comprehension of what he’s trying to say ends there.

    Either my listening comprehension is bad or he was a bit loopy.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to LukeHandCool. | May 5, 2012 at 5:17 am

      He said the NYPD sent rapists, thieves, drug addicts, drunks, etc., to Zucotti Park. Somehow, NYPD was able to pull their strings and force them to commit crimes while there. He said he knows it’s true because the NYT said so. He said he is a grad student living on various types of student aid that he can’t explain the sources of. He’s 29. He doesn’t work but said he would if someone, like Hannity, would find him a job. He said capitalism has failed and that’s why he’s in this situation. That he won’t look for a job doesn’t enter the equation of capitalism=job.

      That more or less sums it up. Hope that helps, and I hope we hear much more from him. 🙂

This kid sounds like a moron. How in hell is he in grad school. Bet if I offered him a job, he’d turn it down.

the occupy guy seems to be a douche, but in his usual random, manic pitbull style, hannity barely gives him a chance to offer his douche-y views. let the guy talk, sean…he’ll do more damage to himself than you can with all of your tiresome snarky-barky.

    Exactly. Hannity needs to do a better job when he has people like this on. He skipped around with no rhyme or reason. It would have been a much more effective cross-examination if he could have let the guy talk more. Unfortunately, Hannity felt the need to keep interrupting and barking at the guy.

rightConcept | May 5, 2012 at 12:46 am

How pathetic was that guy. Good grief. Totally brainwashed. Such a good little democrat.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to rightConcept. | May 5, 2012 at 5:21 am

    His parents are probably die-hard hippies, still sporting tie-dye, Birkenstocks, apple-seed necklaces and patchoulie oil hair tonic and reliving their youth through their moronic failure of a son.

“Give me a job”.

That pretty much sums up everything that’s wrong with Harrison.

a BIA for a PCC….
he sold paper clips to schools….

A commenter on another site (or maybe on Twitter) had the precise description of this guy: hipster douche. Look at the open collar with a jacket, the tousled hair carefully arranged to look random, the “edgy” facial hair (20 years ago it would have been a “soul patch”).

Hannity is one of the worst interviewers and not terribly bright, but his heart is in the right place, and he did nail the idiot at the end. Best way to handle these morons is to just let them talk and ask simple questions.

For instance, when he kept insisting almost everything should be “free,” I’d have asked who would pay for the doctors/cooks/teachers/books/food/meds/etc. Try to lead the poor sheep through his own incomprehensible ideology until he (or, at least, the audience) gets that There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.