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  • Occupy Arkansas Facebook

    10/15/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT · by daisy mae for the usa · 42 replies
    Occupy Arkansas Facebook page | October 15, 2011 | Daisy Mae for the Usa
    This just posted on Occupy Arkansas Facebook page by Paul Timmer: "Raymond...were all meeting at the Democratic Party headquarters of Arkansas in front of the capitol....the Union leaders and democratic chairmen have been up all night making food, tent donations, sleeping bags at Academy sports, and making the signs they want us to hold. Make sure to go pick them up!" Interesting, huh? What are some ironic or telling quotes from Occupy facebook pages going on in your area? Post here!
  • The 100 Most Confusing Wall Street Protester Rants Consolidated Into One Paragraph.Please Read.

    10/12/2011 6:32:07 PM PDT · by The_Obama_Gerbil · 40 replies
    Plain & Simple: Well ah,it's like,We Are Protesting The Corporate Greed that has DeCruppted the Financial Scrutiny of the Average American who is suffering because like,there are 42,000 Billionaires in the country of whom stole all of our money,and uh,now they wont spend it,and because of dis we wont get our free new cars,free rent,free food and cigarettes. It's the Bi-Constipated People in the White House that need to put a stop to The Internal Degression !Dey say that Franny Drescher & Freddie Krooger caused the housing meltdown,well they should go jail and pay for all of our college expenses!...
  • ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest stakes out spotlight at GOP economic debate

    10/09/2011 10:07:54 PM PDT · by martosko · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2011 | David Martosko
    HANOVER, N.H. — Barely 48 hours before nine Republican presidential hopefuls are scheduled to debate at Dartmouth College, signs began appearing on campus Sunday evening announcing a demonstration in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests. A “Students Stand With Staff” organization with ties to the Service Employees International Union is organizing the event. The group plans to hold its rally on the center of campus during the four hours immediately preceding Tuesday evening’s high-profile debate. Sterling Beard, a senior at the college and editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth Review, a conservative campus newspaper, told The Daily Caller that organized labor’s...
  • “Make $350-650 a week “protesting” on Wall Street"

    10/09/2011 5:11:52 PM PDT · by PMAS · 158 replies · 1+ views
    Craig's List ^ | 10/7/2011 | Craigs List The Working Families Party (WFP) ( is New York's most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare. For the past twelve...
  • Laying Down Astro Turf On Wall Street

    10/07/2011 8:55:46 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 1 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/7/2011 | David Hogberg
    The Occupy Wall Street rally may not be growing, but press coverage of it is. Even some members of Congress, like Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn, are endorsing it. Last night on the O’Reilly factor, Gretchen Carlson warned: “It would be dangerous for any politician to align themselves with this group. It’s dangerous if it continues to become more violent.” (Hat Tip: Alex Alvarez at Mediaite.) Fortunately, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed them as “astroturf.” Oh wait, no, that’s what she said of the Tea Parties. These were her sentiments about the Occupy Wall Street folks:
  • Organizer admits to paying ‘Occupy DC’ protesters

    10/07/2011 10:25:18 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 13 replies ^ | October 6 2011 | M.Fields
    A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital. TheDC attended the protest event, an expansion of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in New York City. Some aspects of the protest, it turned out, are more Astroturf than grassroots. One group of about ten Hispanic protesters marched behind a Caucasian individual from the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting rent control in Washington, D.C. Asked why they were there, some Hispanic protesters holding up English protest signs could...
  • Daily Caller Uncovers ‘Occupy DC’ Organizer Admitting To Paying Protestors (AstroTurf)

    10/07/2011 10:10:35 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 17 replies
    Mediatie ^ | 10-7-11 | James Crugnale
    While the Occupy Wall Street movement has captured the imagination of genuine activists nationwide, intrepid libertarian reporter Michelle Fields for The Daily Caller uncovered that some protestors were being paid off to attend one of the rallies in Washington DC. “Some of them are volunteers. Some of them aren’t. I can’t identify them. I’m not going to get into an identification game,” admitted an organizer from DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a group that advocates for affordable housing. Fields attended an Occupy DC rally Thursday and spoke to small group of Hispanic protestors who just happened to march right by her....
  • South Florida Occupy Groups Get Organized (Local TV news praising Hussein's mobs)

    10/07/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    South Florida Occupy groups were preparing to gather this weekened in Miami and Fort Laurderdale to plan their actions. Occupy Fort Lauderdale's Facebook page said the group will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday in front of the Broward Main Public Library, located at 100 South Andrews Ave.
  • Organizer admits to paying ‘Occupy DC’ protesters

    10/06/2011 9:36:41 PM PDT · by martosko · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/06/2011 | Michelle Fields
    A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital. [ ... ] Interviewed in Spanish, the protesters told conflicting stories about how their group was organized. Some said it was organized at their church, and that they were there as volunteers. Others, however, referred to the man from the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition — the only Caucasian in the group — as their “boss.” TheDC asked that organizer whether he was paying the group to attend the protest, and he conceded that some protesters...
  • POLITICO Primary [tweeter poll for 'other' presidential nominees]

    10/05/2011 9:11:59 AM PDT · by mrsmith · 2 replies
    politico ^ | 10/05/2011 | politico
    The public has had it with Washington and conventional politics. It has lost trust and respect in the conventional governing class. There is mounting evidence voters don't see President Barack Obama or the current crop of GOP candidates as the clear and easy solution...
  • Huge NYC Union March Set to Spotlight Occupy Wall Street Protest

    10/04/2011 4:39:47 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | Oct 4, 2011 | Mike Hall
    New York area union members will join an expected several thousand labor activists and supporters tomorrow in a Wall Street march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.The grassroots-grown protest is now in its third week, with a diverse array of people from across the country camping out in the heart of the financial district to demand Wall Street is held accountable for the schemes and reckless games that led to the nation’s economic collapse.The mostly young Occupy Wall Street protesters are “speaking for the vast majority of Americans who are frustrated by the bankers and brokers who have...
  • Do Democrats Now Have An Astroturf, Anti-Tea Party Mob(Occupy Wall Street)?

    10/04/2011 8:08:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    10/4/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    From the onset, it appears that they do. Obama and fellow Dems have little to nothing to run on. Bad economy, no jobs, and Obama did not keep his promises to the Democratic base about GITMO, the Patriot Act, wiretapping laws, a public option being a necessity within the health care reform bill (or else Obama would not sign it) and so on. Obama and fellow Dems did not make Card Check and amnesty for illegals (along with the rest of the aforementioned) their first priorties, even though Obama ran on these promises. And so they must get the base...
  • 'Fracking' protesters say drilling jobs not worth environmental risks

    09/20/2011 5:28:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Sep 2011 | Sarah Hoye
    (CNN) -- Charlotte Bevins' long blond hair blows in the wind as she stands amid protesters, her eyes red and puffy from crying. Just four months ago, Bevins' brother, Charles, lost his life in a drilling accident in central New York. He was 23, a father of two small children. Gazing at the ground, Bevins tightens her grip on the handles of the baby stroller that cradles her young niece while hundreds of protesters lining the nearby streets wave signs and yell around her. No fracking way. No fracking way. No fracking way, the crowd chants. Bevins recently made the...
  • The Left's 'Media Reform' Astroturf Keeps its Eye on Telecom

    09/19/2011 7:29:28 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 15th | Libertychick
    In recent weeks, I have been interested in Google and in the telecommunications companies. It’s not the typical “institutional left” topic on which I usually tend to focus. At least, not on the surface. The truth is, these industries ARE about the institutional left. And if the Obama administration and the media reformists on the left get their way, the institutional left will achieve some very significant goals over the next few years in their push to see all media publicly owned. That is, unless we all start paying more attention. Before I give you the big picture, let me...
  • Michele Bachmann Remarks

    08/12/2011 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 22 replies
    CSPAN Video ^ | 8/12/11
    The exact same spot where Pawlenty was heckled by a gay man earlier, Michele Bachmann and her husband get hit with heckling and chants of 'shame on you.' Both incidents took place today at the Iowa State Fair. There is a group of hecklers at this Bachmann speech. (video)
  • Has CA Public Utilities Commission Jumped on the ‘Media Reform’ Astroturf Bandwagon?

    07/22/2011 8:54:45 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 22nd | LibertyChick
    The media reform cabal is at it again. The same professional Soros-funded astroturfers who brought us Van Jones to demand “media justice” and SaveTheInternet and Net Neutrality have been focused on a new target. For months now, Free Press, Media Access Project, Public Knowledge, Consumers Union, and the New America Foundation have been thwarting the proposed merger of cell phone providers AT&T and T-Mobile, saying the move would raise prices for consumers and cost jobs. As the deal sits with the FCC, which just this week temporarily halted its review of the proposal, AT&T and T-Mobile have tried to reassure...
  • Latest email from Our Own Tea Party?

    06/27/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 33 replies
    my email | 6-27-11
    Dear MoveOn member, "Can liberals start their own tea party?"1 That was a Washington Post headline on Friday—and it's a good question. Last week, green jobs visionary Van Jones introduced a new organization focused on progressive economic solutions: Rebuild the Dream. Rebuild the Dream is joining with organizations including MoveOn, the AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Campaign for Community Change, and many more, to launch a new effort to build up a people-powered movement to counter the influence of the tea party. The first step for this emerging American Dream movement is creating our own blueprint for fixing the economy—an all-new Contract...
  • Grassroots verses Astroturf

    06/01/2011 12:37:28 PM PDT · by shoff · 4 replies
    examiner ^ | 06/01/11 | Steven Hoffman
    How many times have you passed by a protest site and marveled at the dedication to come out and march for a cause. Even if you don’t agree with protest you must feel a grudging respect to the volunteers who attend these events on their own time. That in itself is a small victory for the protesters to make the public aware of their cause. Would you feel differently if you found out that these are not volunteers but paid workers for a powerful organization? These protesters would not seem so noble anymore and the message would be diluted to...
  • Democrats Recruit Protesters for GOP Town Halls

    05/17/2011 5:22:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/17/11 | Charles J. Little
    The House Democrats’ campaign wing is trolling for Medicare protesters at town halls this week in 20 Republican-held congressional districts, The Caucus Blog of The New York Times reports. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DSCC), which has launched a website called Don’t End Medicare, will provide picket signs and budget talking points to anyone who wants to attend. DSCC robo-calls denouncing Medicare reform are going out to seniors in Florida, Arizona, and other states in an attempt to ratchet up the noise level at constituent meetings with pro-reform lawmakers. Republicans say House Democrats are showing more interest in GOP meetings...
  • NY-26: Jack Davis is the First Tea-In-Name-Only

    05/12/2011 3:19:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2011 | Sam Foster
    NY-26 special election may not be in the forefront of conservative minds, but the race has serious national implications: "A win by the Democrat in this Republican district -- even if created by a phony Tea Party candidate siphoning off votes from the Republican-- will be spun as a major victory for Obama.  You will hear nothing but how it signals Obama's turnaround, how it reflects Obama's new found popularity after the bin Laden kill, and how it signals unhappiness with Republicans.  You will not hear a word in the MSM about the fact that Davis is not a real...