OccupyWallStreet  (Page 7)

“Time to repost Steal This Country?”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2011 at 8:45am 10/7/2011 at 8:45am

This is the second time this week a reader has e-mailed me referencing one of my early blog posts, the first being “I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!”

Thanks to a reader from Seattle who e-mailed me last night with the following subject line:

Time to...

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They are narrowing the targets for intimidation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 4:50pm 10/6/2011 at 4:50pm

The anti-1% street agitation is the fulfillment of a process we have seen unfold since Obama’s 2008 campaign, a process by which a group of various definitions of wealth is isolated and targeted for demagoguery.

It was the Top 5%, then the Top 2%, now it’s down to the Top 1%.

It is...

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#OccupyWhiteHouse2012 – The hashtag for the rest of us

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 12:47pm 10/6/2011 at 12:47pm

The silent majority.

The ones who pay the bills, and the taxes, and the tuitions, and the pensions, and the benefits, for the people who falsely claim to be the 99%.

The ones who did not graduate from the school of perpetual expectations and handouts.

The ones who falsely have been called terrorists and...

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#OccupyWallStreet has been seized by the very people against whom the protests should be directed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 9:11am 10/6/2011 at 9:11am

Whatever Occupy Wall Street once was long ago (i.e., three weeks ago), the revolution has been seized by big labor, particularly public employee unions, as proudly reported yesterday in left-wing Mother Jones magazine, Occupy Wall Street, Powered by Big Labor:

In late September, major labor unions mostly watched from the sidelines as the Occupy...

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Herman Cain Occupies #OccupyWallStreet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 2:38pm 10/5/2011 at 2:38pm

Think Progress is in a tizzy because Herman Cain told it like it is as to the politics of jealously and envy which are the driving force bechind the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Democratic Party’s election strategy.

 
 
 

Best #OccupyWallStreet Tweet Ever

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 10:01am 10/5/2011 at 10:01am

Doubly good.

First, because the tweet by CNN reporter Alison Kosik was hysterical, and second, because the humorless leftist reaction (added: here, here) to the tweet caused her to take it down, but it lives on because people grabbed screenshots.

 
 
 

Science: Leftist Anti-Semitism At Anti-Business Protests Predictable

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 10:00am 10/5/2011 at 10:00am

Professor Jacobson and Andrew Breitbart’s recent coverage of anti-Semitic incidents at the Occupy Wall Street protests were no surprise to me.  A top notch study by political scientists Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit back in 2009 found that triggering anti-semitic concepts increased support for anti-business policies, and that Democrats were much...

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The entire mainstream media will jump on this to impugn the entire #OccupyWallStreet movement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7:12pm 10/4/2011 at 7:12pm

Just like they did when they found a crazy sign at a Tea Party rally.

On the other hand, it might be dismissed as a mere aberration, with serious caution urged not to use the actions of a few to impugn an entire movement.

(h/t comment by myiq2xu)

Update:  More of the same here (h/t @AndrewBreitbart).

 
 
 

NY Times’ poster child for #OccupyWallStreet not what he seems (Update: Cole responds)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 11:40am 10/4/2011 at 11:40am

The NY Times Dealbook section takes a very sympathetic look at the Occupy Wall Street protests, On Wall Street, a Protest Matures.

The article leads with a feature on Andrew Cole, who arrived from Madison, Wiscons...

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What Democracy Looks (And Sounds) Like

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 9:00am 10/4/2011 at 9:00am

A common protest chant of the Occupy Wall Street crew and other radicals is “This is what democracy looks like!” – a trite, rhythmic expression of self-congratulation layered over an implication that they represent the true will of the people.

Yes, these protests are examples of things that can happen in a...

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Wake Up Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 3, 2011 at 4:29pm 10/3/2011 at 4:29pm

#OccupyWallStreet is organized agitprop designed to deflect attention from the Obama administration’s failings onto “Wall Street,”  although many of the participants don’t understand how they are being used.  The Washington Post now is fully aboard Team Obama, doing its best to take down Rick Perry this week, next week someone else.  AxelPlouffe...

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The College Bubble Party

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2:06pm 10/3/2011 at 2:06pm

The “Occupy Wall Street” craze has spread to major U.S. cities. From what I can tell, the backbone of this movement are college-aged students like myself who blame corporations for their misfortunes, particularly college affordability and it’s consequences on employment.

They should be angry at the government for their high student loans and I...

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#OccupyWallStreet Conspiracy Theory of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 6:26pm 10/2/2011 at 6:26pm

I’ve noticed a conspiracy theory on Twitter going through random tweets using the #OccupyWallStreet hashtag, namely that the police steered the protesters onto the Brooklyn Bridge, where several hundred were arrested (most released immediately).

Now the conspiracy theory is being fed by The Village Voice which juxtaposes two articles from The NY...

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#OccupyWallStreet Photo of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:35pm 10/1/2011 at 10:35pm

“Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

Or if they are not available,

“Give me some chick who likes to have her image captured on an iPad while protesting corporate greed.”

Photo via reader marklyon:

Related:  #OccupyWallStreet Tweet and Post of Day

 
 
 

#OccupyWallStreet Tweet of the Day (Post of Day added)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 3:10pm 10/1/2011 at 3:10pm

Also known as the Occupation of Perpetual Grievance.

From perennial perennial, @IowaHawkBlog:

Update:  For a great post see Start the Revolution Without Me, by reader Teresa in Forth Worth:

You say that you hate all of these big, evil corporations?  Well don’t just stand there, show them that you REALLY mean business – stop...

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Declaration of the Occupation of Perpetual Grievance

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11:42am 10/1/2011 at 11:42am

The organizers of the Wall Street takeover, calling themselves the NYC General Assembly, have issued a Declaration of the Occupation of New York City:

The Declaration lists 20 grievances against corporations, including these examples:

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender...

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