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  • (Vanity) Demographics Are Not Destiny, or, It's Just How We Roll

    11/25/2012 1:22:31 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    grey_whiskers | 11-25-2012 | grey_whiskers
    In the aftermath of President Obama's unexpected re-election, and the even more unexpected further erosion of GOP power in both the House and Senate, the usual GOP firing squad has swung into action. Some have blamed the loss on Romney's incompetent GOTV tool, Orca; others on various flavors of conservativism, from the religious right to those who favor restrictions on immigration; still others blame the problem on the infamous "47% remark" and Obama's pandering to the single mom demographic. And of course, one of the siren calls from the usual group of DC-consultant-whores and Democrat moles and turncoats, is that...
  • The First-Ever Lottery Jackpot Richer Than Mitt Romney

    03/30/2012 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! News ^ | March 30, 2012 | by Amber Porter
    The lottery drawing tonight might make someone very rich and – for the first time ever for a lottery – richer than Mitt Romney. Sure, a few jackpot totals have been greater than Romney’s estimated worth of $250 million, but after various taxes, no cash payout has ever topped his wealth. Tonight’s cash option of an estimated $398.8 million would place some lucky person far above the Romneys on the list of Very Rich Americans. There’s lots of advice being given today on what to do with all that money if you win, but Mitt Romney might have a few...
  • They're baaaack...Caption Wall Street Occupiers

    03/19/2012 9:52:08 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 45 replies
    Occupy Wall Street demonstrators wearing masks of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney protest outside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York where Romney was holding a fundraiser March 14, 2012. Protesters demonstrate in Bryant Park in New York. Around 200 Occupy Wall Street activists and sympathizers marched through New York on Wednesday as part of a national effort aimed at reviving the anti-capitalism movement which has foundered over winter.
  • Robert Redford says Sundance, the corporate sponsored playground for celebrities, is for the '99 %'

    01/24/2012 9:53:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2012 | Hollie McKay
    Attention, One Percenters! You can go home now. The Sundance Film Festival is not ... repeat NOT ... for you. (Except of course our corporate sponsors and super rich celebrity guests. You can stay. As a matter of fact, we'd be lost without you!) That's the mixed message the was being sent as Robert Redford opened the 34th annual Sundance Film Festival with a populist pitch on Thursday, slamming the government for failing its citizens and talking about how Sundance exists for the forgotten "99 percent."
  • Santorum Endorsement Doesn't Impress Churchgoers (Rick Blasts, Promises to Fight " Big Business")

    01/15/2012 2:26:15 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 70 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 12-15-2012 | Deborah Charles
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum touted an 11th-hour endorsement from conservative Christian leaders on Sunday ahead of South Carolina's crucial nominating contest but it appeared to have little influence on churchgoers. With South Carolina's January 21 primary approaching, time is running short for Santorum and other Republican candidates who hope to slow front-runner Mitt Romney's march to the Republican presidential nomination..... ....."I make decisions for myself and I don't listen to what a bunch of leaders say to do," said Victoria Jaworowski, who was attending the Cathedral of Praise mega-church in North Charleston. The Christian leaders meeting in Texas only...
  • What's so awful about the 1%?

    12/04/2011 12:14:00 PM PST · by thecodont · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | December 4, 2011 | By Bradley Schiller
    The class war is on. It's the 99% of "us" versus the 1% of "them." In the rhetoric of this war, we are fighting the 1% because they possess most of the nation's wealth, bankroll their handpicked political candidates, control the banks and get million-dollar paychecks and billion-dollar bailouts; yet they don't pay enough taxes or invest their wealth in creating American jobs. They're the "millionaires and billionaires" President Obama has called out as needing to pony up more for progressive reforms of our healthcare, banking, tax and political systems. They are the enemy of "us" — the 99% who...
  • Much reason to be thankful: The 99 percent never had it so good.

    11/25/2011 9:27:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/25/2011 | Nita Ghei
    Forget what you read on the signs at the local Occupy Whatever City rally. The so-called “99 percent” have never had it so good. Living standards for poor and middle-class Americans have improved steadily since 1980. Much of this improvement can be credited to the economic growth and tax reforms that provide incentives to invest and work. In a study for the American Enterprise Institute last month, Bruce Meyer of the University of Chicago and James X. Sullivan of the University of Notre Dame examined survey-level data to determine changes in what they call the “material well-being” of the poor...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-17-11 (Live, From New York, It's Occupy Day of Action!)

    11/17/2011 10:28:16 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 26 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 17, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    November 17, 2011. Mark it well. This, THIS is The Day When Everything Finally Changed! This is the National Day of ACTION for the Occupy Movement! The 99% are on the march! Now, finally, the nation will rally round Our Cause and bring down the crooked banksters and shut down all the corporations, and then there will be economic justice for ALL! Kicked out of Zucchini Park, the OWSies are now marching on Wall Street, even as we speak. SHUT IT DOWN! Shut DOWN Wall Street! Shut the whole d*mn thing down! We're so angry! Watch the pigs come...
  • The T Spot: Pansi with e-toll robbery (#OWS-style rant against tolls in South Africa)

    11/15/2011 12:37:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The New Age ^ | November 14, 2011 | Tselane Tambo
    HAIBO man, I mean really, it’s not fair. It’s not right. Haibo, angeke! (Hell no!) The thing is that we only earn so much money, and in my sector that isn’t very much at all, and we give so much of it to the tax man and the electricity man and the gas man and the pool man and the hair man and the mani-pedi man and the restaurant man and the education man and the church man and I can go on into a lot of et cetera. From whence comes this e-toll man, now? There is not space...
  • Hundreds of millions missing from Corzine-run brokerage firm [ #occupy DNC ]

    11/01/2011 7:56:47 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Nov 1 2011 | MSNBC Staff
    NEW YORK — Hundreds of millions of dollars of customer's money has gone missing from the brokerage firm run by former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, sources told The New York Times. The New York-based company, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy Monday following bad bets on euro zone debt. The discovery of the missing millions stopped a last-minute deal to sell a major part of MF Global to another brokerage firm from going ahead, The New York Times reported. Corzine, 64, who once ran Goldman Sachs before becoming a U.S. senator and then governor of New Jersey, had been trying...
  • The 99 Percent Declaration (20 Demands)

    10/19/2011 6:09:31 AM PDT · by randita · 113 replies
    The 99 Percent Declaration ^ | October 19, 2011 | The 99 Percent Declaration
    An OWS Working Group Committed to Elect a Non-Partisan National General Assembly BE IT RESOLVED THAT: WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the PEOPLE, shall elect and convene a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY beginning on July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia. 1. Implementing an immediate ban on all private contributions of money and gifts, to all politicians in federal office, from Individuals, Corporations, Political Action Committees, Super Political Action Committees, Lobbyists, Unions and all other private sources of money to...
  • Obama extends support for protesters

    10/16/2011 4:09:32 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 38 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 10/16/11 | Shannon Bond
    Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of demonstrations in cities around the world, but called on them not to “demonise” those who worked on Wall Street. On Sunday, Mr Obama honoured Martin Luther King at a dedication to a new memorial on National Mall in Washington. Referring to protests that have spread from Wall Street to London, Rome and elsewhere, Mr Obama said: “Dr King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there.” Mr Obama had previously said the protests “express...
  • $1.6 billion worth of stars support Occupy Wall Street

    10/15/2011 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 10 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2011 | Don Surber
    Occupy Wall Street has drawn very public support from celebrities who are worth millions of dollars. The top 20 Stars for Occupy Wall Street have a combined net worth of $1,685,500,000, by my count, or as Warren “Tax Me More” Buffett likes to call it, 3% of my personal wealth. The disconnect between the personal wealth of these millionaires and their statements of standing with the “99%” is amusing. Consider Alec Baldwin, who protested filthy rich bankers after accepting millions for his commercial endorsement of Capital One Bank.
  • Hitler's socialists: The original 99%

    10/15/2011 11:40:59 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 32 replies
    Wir sind die 99 Prozent! Wir sind die 99 Prozent! Wir sind die 99 Prozent! Wir sind die 99 Prozent! Wir sind die 99 Prozent! Wir sind die 99 Prozent!
  • The Real 99 Percent...

    10/13/2011 2:05:38 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-13-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • LA judge wrongly punished defendant for lawyer's actions

    04/07/2006 10:14:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 271+ views
    AP ^ | 4/7/6
    LOS ANGELES - An appellate court ruled a judge wrongly punished a defendant for his lawyer's outburst during a deposition. Jerome Renard and Mario Oliver were sued for fraud by investors who claimed they were paid only a quarter of the money loaned to open Linq Restaurant. Renard lawyer Anthony Rodriguez got into a heated debate with the plaintiff attorney over a conflict of interest issue and Rodriguez stood up, shouted and pointed his finger within three inches of the attorney's nose. The outburst was triggered when the plaintiffs' lawyer said he wanted to call Rodriguez as a witness, court...
  • Iraq: 99 percent of voting was valid

    01/16/2006 1:18:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 636+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/16/06 | PATRICK QUINN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's electoral commission ruled Monday that more than 99 percent of the ballots from the Dec. 15 parliamentary elections are valid, opening the way for a new government to start coming together. Final election results have been delayed by fraud complaints mainly lodged by the Sunni Arab minority, and groups looking for a political edge in dealing with the Shiite Muslim majority could still make further protests and hold up the naming of new leaders for two or three months. A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crashed north of Baghdad, killing its two pilots. A...