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OWS ‘May’ get ugly out there
NYPost ^ | May 1, 2012 | LARRY CELONA, SALLY GOLDENBERG and LEONARD GREENE

Posted on 05/01/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

New York is braced for May Day mayhem.

Workers are staring at hellacious commutes today when the flagging Occupy Wall Street movement hopes to get a second wind with a full slate of “general strike" protests across the five boroughs.

That could not only make it difficult for people to get to their jobs, but it also could put angry demonstrators on a collision course with beefed-up police.

From Bryant Park to Bushwick, demonstrators will protest everything from economic injustice to school privatization in a series of planned and also potentially arrest-inducing unpermitted rallies, marches and walkouts.

If the Williamsburg Bridge-to-Wall Street march doesn’t bog down traffic, the group’s so-called “Bike Bloc” in Union Square will.

Workers who ignore the general-strike call will find it hard to get to their jobs.

It’s touted as a “day without the 99 percent” — seemingly disregarding the fact that most of the 99 percent actually works.

The activities are the biggest test of the movement’s organizing muscle since the winter.

Occupy groups in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Chicago and more than 100 other cities will join with immigrant groups and labor unions.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: commiemovement; newyork; occupy; occupywallstreet; ows
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1 posted on 05/01/2012 5:37:57 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

City run by liberals, shut down by liberals.
Can’t get my Caring gland to wake up.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 5:42:04 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

These days the left is a mess, nothing they do in the activist/ideological sense has much appeal beyond its core cult. Only the money rackets are functioning for the left, and god willing we can starve that beast.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 5:43:08 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why can’t anyone spell it out! The “Occupy” movement is a Communist movement! Even Hannity and Limbaugh don’t come right out and say it. Idiot Hannity never even described the Weather Underground or Bill Ayers as being communist. He would only refer to the WU as “domestic terrorists”. Bad enough, but it misses a major component of what was happening then and today.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 5:44:07 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why is the NYPost running a press release for these idiots?


5 posted on 05/01/2012 5:44:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Had a Christian minister yelled at a bunch of gay students - the New York Times would have covered i)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Deadbeats with no jobs celebrate “worker’s day” by preventing those who have jobs from getting to work.

Makes sense to me. /S


6 posted on 05/01/2012 5:45:24 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
cops visited the homes of at least three protesters to ask about their plans.

You got to be kidding!

7 posted on 05/01/2012 5:46:29 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: AppyPappy

I hear ya. My Give a Crap is pretty well busted as well.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 5:49:20 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This makes me smile a bit. Occupy was on its way to rival the tea party and influence those “independent” voters. Now they’ve relegated themselves (if they hadn’t gotten there almost entirely already) to a bunch of fringe anarchists with an axe to grind against Capitalism.

Way to riot yourself into irrelevancy, Occupy.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 5:50:33 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"OWS ‘May’ get ugly"

I've been there and seen them up-close. There's no "may" about it. They ARE ugly. Smelly and filthy too.

10 posted on 05/01/2012 5:53:07 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Dan Nunn
Occupy was on its way to rival the tea party and influence those “independent” voters. Now they’ve relegated themselves (if they hadn’t gotten there almost entirely already) to a bunch of fringe anarchists with an axe to grind against Capitalism.

Bull shit. It was a Commie movement from the get-go.

11 posted on 05/01/2012 5:54:23 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
If you aks most of these people to find out what *change* they want to implement, or what their desired end state is, few can articulate anything above and beyond "dialogue" or "awareness." If really pressed, it becomes evident that their true aims are chaos for the sake of chaos, or to be entirely non-productive and have others take care for them.

In either case, they are useful idiots serving the ends of their statist masters. The more chaos they create, the more the populace at large will beg for increased government powers to restore order. The more they beg for a nanny state, the more the state will happily indulge them.

12 posted on 05/01/2012 5:56:44 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“It’s touted as a “day without the 99 percent” — seemingly disregarding the fact that most of the 99 percent actually works.”

...toooo funny!!


13 posted on 05/01/2012 6:00:31 AM PDT by albie
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To: Dan Nunn

Same crap with the so-called “anti-war” movement. It is entirely organized by communists. Namely, Communist Party USA (’anti-war’ front groups include = United for Peace and Justice, Peace Action), Workers World Party (’anti-war’ front groups include = ANSWER, Troops Out Now, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and the Revolutionary Communist Party (’anti-war’ front groups include = World Can’t Wait, Refuse And Resist).


14 posted on 05/01/2012 6:00:38 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
To the wall, street occupiers!

.. and I mean that in the way that their hero Castro meant it.

15 posted on 05/01/2012 6:00:41 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
If you ask most of these people to find out what *change* they want to implement, or what their desired end state is, few can articulate anything above and beyond "dialogue" or "awareness."

Of course most of the participants are clueless dupes/dopes. I was referring to the movement's organizers. And the actual goal of the movement.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 6:03:17 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Cyber Liberty; AppyPappy

Stop trying to engage my enthusiasm because I haven’t got one.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 6:05:02 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The idea that a vanishingly small group of wackos can call themselves “the 99 percent” is beyond ludicrous!

And beyond a few hard-core communists and union activists, very few of the “Occupy” folks have any idea what they’re trying to accomplish. It was supposed to be about “inequality”, but various “Occupy” demonstrations have been about “gay rights”, against charter schools, and all sorts of other radical-liberal causes.

“Occupy” is basically a rent-a-mob. Now the unions are using them, later dictator obama’s campaign will use them. Phooey to them!!!!


18 posted on 05/01/2012 6:07:35 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: CPOSharky
Deadbeats with no jobs celebrate “worker’s day” by preventing those who have jobs from getting to work.

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"I don't want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day"

Todd Rundgren - Bang on the Drum All Day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZclddLcOYYA
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19 posted on 05/01/2012 6:07:51 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Watch Live Video From Occupy’s May Day Protests
20 posted on 05/01/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (BO Threat Stream: http://blogsofwar.com/threatstream/index_barack_obama.html)
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To: ctdonath2

This type of event is the only reason to own a TV IMHO.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 6:11:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Time for some SUV’s to roll through there and create a few road patties.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 6:13:13 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Honorary Serb
And beyond a few hard-core communists and union activists, very few of the “Occupy” folks have any idea what they’re trying to accomplish.

That's true with all of the various movements the Commie Left begins and leads. Most of the participants are "Useful Idiots". Meanwhile, the leadership and goals are purely communist.

23 posted on 05/01/2012 6:13:24 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: junta
These poor people don't have a job, don't want a job as long as they are on the dole. Back in 1946 I was told that there were no jobs to be had, but the next week I found a job, and have been working for a living ever since. And what is worse all of my friends did the same thing. What is different now?
24 posted on 05/01/2012 6:18:42 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: ETL

“Why can’t anyone spell it out! The “Occupy” movement is a Communist movement! Even Hannity and Limbaugh don’t come right out and say it.”

You know the answer already, as well as I do.

BEcause the mainstream media would call them “NUTZ!”, and say “HE’S CRAZY!!!”. Look what happened to Beck when he spoke inconvenient truth on the Magic Sqwauking Box.

They couldn’t destroy him, so they marginalized him, and went after Rupert and Co. Soros won.

You only have to make a few examples of people, to get the point across.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 6:21:13 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: AppyPappy

I have to give the NYPD credit they aren’t taking any crap from those idiots. You break the law you go to Jail that’s what we’re about.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 6:23:26 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Oboma supporters on the public dole. They're trying to increase their numbers by convincing other people not to work, too.
("Hope. Change - Sign up for your welfare checks and food stamps here.")

This is more like a social loser parade. Everyone gets to come out and see the freeloaders doing what they do best - nothing.

27 posted on 05/01/2012 6:23:40 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: tcrlaf

All you need to do is shove the FACTS down their throats! We are going to lose this war for sure if we are too wussy to properly inform the folks.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 6:27:09 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Nice job. My new tagline.


29 posted on 05/01/2012 6:29:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!! (credit: WilliamofCarmichael))
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To: ETL
That pic is hilarious/repulsive on so many levels !

The zombie chick with eyes closed, humming kumbaya with 'peace sign' extended;
The cowbell idiot looking at/hoping zombie chick is gonna think his cowbell is kewl enough to get him laid later on;
And that skinnyassed purple haired faggot w/drum .. maybe we are doomed .. oy vey.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by tomkat (usurper delenda est)
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To: ETL
Exactly and it has to start with the unemployment stats. True unemployment is around 12% not what the DBM is parroting. Unless you want to cut everyone unemployed than its around 16%.

I'm 66, started working part time at 13 full time at 16.Recently, I cut back to 60 hours per week.

31 posted on 05/01/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We all remember ‘The Night of the Living Dead’...

Now, we have: ‘The Day of the Worthless Apes’!


32 posted on 05/01/2012 6:33:35 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A couple of radio talk hosts out in San Fran, Armstrong and Getty have the answer for the OWS crowd. Wood shampoo administered by the authority. They refer to a clubbing by nightsticks as a “wood shampoo”. Repeat as necessary.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 6:35:58 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Can’t live stream at work.

Anything happening yet?


34 posted on 05/01/2012 6:36:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: ETL

“All we are saying is
give soap a chance”


35 posted on 05/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A group is moving from Brooklyn to various places in Manhattan. Police are following in cars and vans.


36 posted on 05/01/2012 6:43:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (BO Threat Stream: http://blogsofwar.com/threatstream/index_barack_obama.html)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I hear ya. My Give a Crap is pretty well busted as well.

I tried, but...


37 posted on 05/01/2012 6:45:19 AM PDT by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: tomkat

The professional agitators do the violence; those you cited are just the useful idiots, and yes, we are doomed if we stumble along on PC allowing this street vermin to build riot and mayhem as the foundation for little barry bastard commie to hint we will be odingaed if we don’t allow him another four years.


38 posted on 05/01/2012 6:50:34 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

These unwashed, smelly, feral animals don’t realize they are being used as cannon fodder.

Good!


39 posted on 05/01/2012 6:57:04 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: tomkat
The cowbell idiot looking at/hoping zombie chick is gonna think his cowbell is kewl enough to get him laid later on

I think that schmuck was concerned about who was shooting the vid. He has a look of suspicion on his face.

40 posted on 05/01/2012 7:07:34 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Directly across 6th Ave. from where they are demonstrating now (Time Life Building) used to be the Museum of Money. (heh-heh)
41 posted on 05/01/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

CORRECTION:...it was known as the Chase Manhattan Money Museum.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 7:29:06 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Cyber Liberty

Ditto: The meter on my Rat’s-Ass Detector hasn’t even budged.


43 posted on 05/01/2012 7:36:32 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux
Ditto: The meter on my Rat’s-Ass Detector hasn’t even budged.

Meanwhile, the slimey communist SOBs are attracting loads of stupid adults and naive young people to the movement continually. We need to spread the news about what the movement is about. We can't keep sitting back saying, 'so what?' The regular media won't do anything but glamorize and honor them.

44 posted on 05/01/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tcrlaf
I think Beck has this pegged. My fear is that along about mid October Zero is going to lay the hammer down on these maggot infested hippies, and the sheeple will say, "See, he's on our side after all".

Useful idiots indeed!

45 posted on 05/01/2012 7:52:45 AM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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46 posted on 05/01/2012 7:58:14 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: ANGGAPO

“What is different now?”

Nothing, really. These kids simply do not want to work. They want an office job where they do nothing and sit around and make $100,000 a year. Well, to be fair, many corporate jobs are exactly that but they don’t want to enter the job market at $36,000 to start.

Comparing today to 1946 isn’t even fair. There are far more jobs today that pay great compared to 1946. Manual labor isn’t even a necessity anymore. Being treated harshly doesn’t ever happen, either. Subordinates don’t even have to show any respect to their bosses anymore.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 8:15:12 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: ETL

LOL! You just go right on doing that.

Me? I’m just sitting back waiting until they get in range.


48 posted on 05/01/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: ANGGAPO
These poor people don't have a job, don't want a job as long as they are on the dole. Back in 1946 I was told that there were no jobs to be had, but the next week I found a job, and have been working for a living ever since. And what is worse all of my friends did the same thing. What is different now?
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The level of maturity expected by our society.
49 posted on 05/01/2012 8:21:28 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

These things always fail—every year there’s some kind of Buy Nothing day to protest capitalism, or “don’t buy gas day”.
Never succeeds. Protests are one thing—blocking people from
doing what they need or want is another.

Imagine if they were all hyped up to attend a concert. A bunch of people stand in their way. “Sorry, we don’t like that type of music. So we are blocking you from entering.
You say you already bought your $50 ticket? Tough...”


50 posted on 05/01/2012 8:57:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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