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  • Occupy DC gets office space with money from SEIU

    05/09/2012 3:57:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2012
    Occupy DC has gotten an upgrade from the run-down tent village where they once lived, now that one of the country’s most powerful labor unions is paying for office digs in downtown Washington. The Service Employees International Union, one of President Obama’s biggest supporters, is paying the protest group’s $4,000-a-month rent at the Institute for Policy Studies, institute spokeswoman Lacy MacAuley told Fox News on Wednesday. She said SEIU recently extended the offer, so Occupy organizers went shopping for office space and decided on a “separate, side suite” at the institute’s headquarters. An Occupy spokeswoman confirmed the group is working...
  • Behind Enemy Lines: How the SLU College Republicans Occupied Occupy DC

    02/11/2012 10:01:41 PM PST · by amylutz4 · 11 replies
    The Young Federalist ^ | February 11, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    While in Washington DC for CPAC 2012, Brandon, Kelsey and I decided to take a walking tour of our nation’s capital in the frigid February weather. As we strolled down K Street, we (somewhat intentionally) stumbled upon Occupy DC’s encampment at McPherson Park. While Kelsey and I at first kept a safe distance by taking pictures of the movement’s signs from across the street, Brandon marched boldly into the center of the camp. After several minutes, Brandon was nowhere to be found, so Kelsey and I decided to search for our fellow CR. Considering the environment, we had no idea...
  • Exclusive: Occupy DC Plans Mayhem for Major Conservative Conference ("Physical assault" planned)

    02/07/2012 9:16:58 AM PST · by Qbert · 92 replies
    Heritage ^ | February 7, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    The “Occupy DC” protest group is planning to disrupt the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference using a range of potentially illegal tactics that could even include violence against participants, Scribe has learned. The planned disruptions at CPAC come only days after U.S. Park Police raided Occupiers’ tent cities at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., confiscating a number of tents, and prohibiting Occupiers from camping out there any longer. During a Thursday meeting at McPherson Square, until Saturday the epicenter of the protests, Occupiers brainstormed tactics for shutting down or disrupting the conference, according to a source who...
  • Occupy mud bowl: What's left of McPherson Square (after occupy)

    02/06/2012 10:10:57 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/12 | David Freddoso
    With the partial eviction of Occupiers over the weekend, McPherson Square is no longer full to the point that the local community cannot enjoy it. Instead, it is a mud-bowl that no one can really enjoy. Occupiers managed to undo most of a $400,000 park renovation that was completed last year with stimulus funding... To give some context to Occupy, here's what McPherson looked like when the very first Occupiers arrived:
  • Officer struck by brick as mounted police clear Occupy DC tents from federal park

    02/04/2012 3:23:20 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 48 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/4/12 | Eric Tucker
    U.S. Park Police say an officer has been struck with a brick in the face as officers in riot gear and on horseback cleared protesters from one of the last remaining Occupy sites. U.S. Park Police in bio hazard suits bag evidence removed from Occupy DC demonstrators' tents as they enforce a no camping law at McPherson Square, a federal park near the White House.
  • Occupy D.C. camp raided by police (Occupy didn't get the memo, Obama just saved the economy)

    02/04/2012 9:05:45 AM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 2/4/2012 | By Annie Gowen
    Six protesters were arrested in a pre-dawn raid on the Occupy D.C. encampment in McPherson Square Saturday, and police began clearing away tents, debris and some dead rodents. U.S. Park Police on horseback and on foot clad in riot gear swept into the park around 6 a.m. Several square blocks downtown were closed during the raid, which was characterized as “further enforcement” of a no-camping crackdown that began Monday.
  • Video: Occupy protesters find Jean Quan in D.C.

    01/20/2012 1:53:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies ^ | 1/20/12 | Will Kane
    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan can’t catch a break. Quan was visiting Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting when she was spotted riding in a cab by Occupy DC protesters and surrounded. Quan sat in the cab and shielded her face while roughly a dozen protesters surrounded the car and chanted, “Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!” “We were busy talking away, and I looked up and there were all these protesters there,” Quan said in a interview with the Oakland Tribune. “I think they freaked out the taxi driver.” Police moved in and pushed the protesters out of the...
  • Time to Shut Down Occupy DC: Infant Found Alone in Tent

    01/11/2012 2:55:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 1/11/12 | John
    Big Government highlights this Washington Post report today: An infant’s cries rang through the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square Wednesday morning, and when a group went to investigate they found only a baby girl alone in a tent, wearing a onesie and mittens… D.C. Fire/EMS workers checked on the girl around 10:30 a.m. She was fine, according to Sgt. David Schlosser, a U.S. Park Police spokesman, and is now with the District’s child protective services department. About 30 minutes later, Schlosser said, a man returned to the encampment and identified himself as the baby’s father. Police arrested the man,...
  • Occupy DC flies al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah flags

    12/24/2011 5:31:10 AM PST · by LSUfan · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times (Inside the Ring) ^ | 21 Dec 2011 | Bill Gertz
    INSIDE OCCUPY D.C. People monitoring the Occupy D.C. movement tell Inside the Ring that the two encampments are fast becoming health hazards. Numerous protesters also recently were sickened with unusual respiratory illnesses. The major emerging problem for the leftists camped out in tents at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza is rats. The rodents appear to be moving into the area by the hundreds, and their numbers are increasing daily. The McPherson camp appears be where more radical leftists are based. An observer familiar with the McPherson camp said one distinctive smell coming from the park area is that of methamphetamine...
  • Hamas, Hezbollah And Al-Qaeda Flags Flying Inside #OccupyDC Camp

    12/23/2011 4:17:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Pat Dolard ^ | 12/23/11 | Pat Dollard
    People monitoring the Occupy D.C. movement tell Inside the Ring that the two encampments are fast becoming health hazards. Numerous protesters also recently were sickened with unusual respiratory illnesses. The major emerging problem for the leftists camped out in tents at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza is rats. The rodents appear to be moving into the area by the hundreds, and their numbers are increasing daily. The McPherson camp appears be where more radical leftists are based. An observer familiar with the McPherson camp said one distinctive smell coming from the park area is that of methamphetamine being smoked.
  • Three Occupy D.C. members launch hunger strike

    12/09/2011 8:48:42 AM PST · by freespirited · 29 replies
    Wapo ^ | 12/08/44 | Maggie Fazeli Fard
    Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger strike Thursday, ceasing all eating in support of “D.C. democracy” and full voting rights for District residents. But not until after breakfast. Adrian Parsons, Sam Jewler and Kelly Mears began their fast at noon at McPherson Square Park in Northwest Washington. Their last meal consisted of carrot juice, spinach juice, stir-fried vegetables and tofu. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, protesters said they will sustain their hunger strike until D.C. is granted full voting...
  • VIDEO: 62 Arrested As Occupy DC Hits K Street

    12/07/2011 6:19:40 PM PST · by · 9 replies
    MRCTV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 12/7/2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    LANGUAGE WARNING- Dozens of Occupy DC protesters were arrested on K Street in Washington D.C. today for obstruction of a public highway. When we at MRCTV arrived, police began the process of arresting the participants. However, while the protesters were lying in the streets, blocking traffic, and refusing to move, one Occupy participant warned them to move because they did not have the money to bail them out. We interviewed him while the arrests were underway and he told us they were not instructed to be arrested at that given time. The protester insinuates, like many other videos have shown,...
  • Piddler on the Roof

    12/06/2011 11:58:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 6, 2011 | Ken Blackwell
    Over the weekend, Metropolitan Police removed Occupy DC protesters from “a barn-like structure” a few blocks from the White House. More than thirty arrests were made, including one young man who was charged with indecent exposure for urinating from the roof. Occupy DC protesters have been squatting in McPherson Park, in the middle of one of Washington’s key commercial and government hubs, since October. And what have they achieved? They say they want to draw attention to income inequality. They have. We all now know that they claim to represent the 99% against the income gains of the 1%. They...
  • Guy Who Shot at White House Lived in Occupy DC Camp (Surprise, surprise)

    11/17/2011 11:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Rush ^ | November 17, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's not just the milling around stage of the Occupy Wall Street day of action. It's the milling around stage while the media tries to find a way to pin the Tea Party on this shooter at the White House. They're trying to find out who this guy is, said he never had any known radical ties. Really? What's he doing at Occupy DC? They're doing everything they can. It was once reported the guy hated Obama but now he just hates government. And they're doing everything they can to try to find a way to pin...
  • Suspect in White House Shooting Captured in Pennsylvania

    11/16/2011 12:19:22 PM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 24 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 11/16/11 | Tim Persinko
    On Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement captured a man suspected in a shooting incident near the White House. Police took 21-year-old Oscar Ortega into custody at a hotel near Indiana, Pa. Using information provided by the Secret Service, Pennsylvania State Police made the arrest at 12:35 p.m. [..]
  • Occupy DC to march on Key Bridge Thursday

    11/16/2011 12:15:24 PM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/16/11
    Occupy DC protesters plan to march on the Key Bridge Thursday afternoon. The protesters plan to arrive at the bridge around 2:30 p.m. and return to McPherson Square, where they have camped for the last two months, by 3:30 p.m., avoiding rush hour, according to Occupy DC's media team. An Occupy DC spokesman also said that protesters would stay on the sidewalk to avoid snarling traffic. A newly formed Occupy NoVa group is also planning to march to the bridge from Ballston to meet the Occupy DC group, but its march isn't scheduled to arrive at the bridge until 5...
  • Secret Service says suspect in White House shooting arrested at Pennsylvania hotel (headline only)

    11/16/2011 11:17:57 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.16, 2011
    Headline only.
  • Secret Service Searched Occupy D.C. Camp For Person Who Shot At White House

    11/16/2011 8:25:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2011 | RYAN J. REILLY
    The Secret Service searched Occupy D.C. on Monday for a man suspected of firing bullets at the White House on Friday, one of which was stopped by the building’s ballistic glass. Protestor Ralph Wittenberg told TPM on Tuesday evening that authorities came through “searching for a so-called terrorist who shot at the White House, with no warrant, they went into everybody’s tents.” A person handling media requests for Occupy DC confirmed the searches and said they were led by the Secret Service. The agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Police have been trying to locate 21-year-old...
  • ‘Occupy’ Mom ‘Won’t Stop’ Putting Protest Above Her Kids’ Safety

    11/13/2011 5:00:15 PM PST · by Just4Him · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/11/2011 | Craig Bannister
    The Occupy DC mom who used her two toddlers to block a convention center door amid mayhem says she’s not going to stop using her kids as human blockades. On Nov. 4, when Occupy DC was protesting in front of an Americans For Prosperity (AFP) event at the Washington Convention Center, this Occu-Mom set up her blockade with her two little kids in front of one of the doors. MRCTV captured on video the two distressed toddlers sitting in a toy wagon amidst the police intervention and ensuing pushing and shoving. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, MRCTV caught up with Occu-Mom...
  • Occupy DC: If We’re Talking About Revolution, We’re Going to Have to Win Over Some Military

    11/13/2011 4:33:52 PM PST · by Greystoke · 79 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | November 13, 2011 at 7:45 am | Morgen
    We all know there is a large contingent of radical socialists, even communist die-hards, among the Occupy crowd, but it’s still pretty jarring to see this sort of discussion being conducted in the light of day, probably no more then a mile or two from our nation’s capitol.
  • VIDEO: #OccupyDC Mom Who Used Kids To Blockade Door Says She Doesn't Regret It

    11/11/2011 6:37:45 AM PST · by · 3 replies
    On November 4, 2011, Occupy DC flocked outside of AFP's Defending the Dream Summit held at the Washington Convention Center and began protesting. During the course of the events, the situation turned violent. One instance involved a mother using her kids to blockade the door in which MRCTV's Stephen Gutowski caught on tape. By sheer luck, just days before on October 31, MRCTV's Dan Joseph asked the lady why she believes the cops haven't broken up their living headquarters at McPherson Square. She responded by saying it was politically expedient for the cops to let them continue. On November 8,...
  • For Your Amusement: 17 Occutard Cartoons

    11/09/2011 8:53:09 AM PST · by peopleofows · 22 replies
    People of OWS ^ | 11/09/2011 | Spotter
    Hi, folks. Here's a collection of some of the better Occutard political cartoons I've come across. Hope you enjoy! 17 Occutard 'Toons
  • VIDEO: #OWS Pop Quiz, Part II: How Much Do The Protesters Know About ...What They're Protesting?

    11/08/2011 9:37:04 AM PST · by · 6 replies · 1+ views
    We at MRCTV were in New York City's Zuccotti Park in late October, and one of the things we wanted to do was see how much the people protesting actually knew about...what they were protesting. Shortly before we left, New York Magazine conducted an experiment called, "Are You Smarter than a Wall Street Protester?" in which they asked a series of questions to the brave soldiers in attendance. Given the study was done with a pen and paper, Joe Schoffstall figured he'd ask questions and record it on video. In fact, the questions are almost exactly the same- so most...
  • Occupy DC Movement Violently Interrupts Dinner at Dream Summit

    11/07/2011 7:24:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Katy's Conservative Corner ^ | 11/7/11 | Katy Benningfield
    WASHINGTON – Friday night, during the “Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner”, radicals with the Occupy DC and a coalition of liberal groups tried violently to crash the Americans for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit. These radicals, some of whom carried black flags, wanted to supress rights of individuals to freely assemble and to intimidate conservatives into silence. Black flags often represent anarchy. Many “Dream” attendees captured the violence on their smart phones. and shared them with the mainstream media. By Saturday morning, the story had became national news. CNN was the first to go national with the story, followed by...
  • Koch group staffers, event attendees: 911 hung up on us four times during Occupy DC mob

    11/07/2011 7:39:26 AM PST · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Americans For Prosperity staffers told The Daily Caller that Washington, D.C. 911 operators hung up on them four times when they asked for extra police to help them deal with the Occupy DC protesters who stormed their “Defending the American Dream Summit” Friday evening. AFP foundation’s director of programs Katie Engdahl said she called 911 to ask for more help in order to protect event attendees from the growing group of protesters outside the Washington Convention Center. Engdahl was the AFP staffer in charge of running the event, which the Occupy protesters swarmed on Friday night, most likely because billionaire...
  • Protestors circle White House in oil pipeline row

    11/06/2011 5:01:40 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Protestors circle White House in oil pipeline row Photo 7:06pm EST By Jeff Mason and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters opposed to a new oil pipeline from Canada to the United States circled the White House complex on Sunday to press President Barack Obama to reject the project on environmental grounds. Opponents to TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport crude produced from oil sands, have dogged the president for months, arguing against the carbon-spewing process of extracting oil from the sands. On Sunday thousands of men and women, many of them wearing orange vests with...
  • #OccupyDC Pushes Grandma Down Stairs, Grandma Hospitalized

    11/05/2011 10:36:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/5/11 | Pat Dollard
    Occupy DC Protesters assaulted conservatives as they exited an Americans For Prosperity “Tribute to Ronald Reagan” dinner. 78 years old, rode 11 hrs on a bus from Detroit to attend the dinner, taken to hospital with multiple injuries.
  • Occupy DC tries, fails to trigger Mob incident

    11/05/2011 5:33:36 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 35 replies ^ | November 5th | Moe Lane
    Background: Americans for Prosperity is having its annual summit this weekend, and the Occupy movement decided to send some people over to disrupt it – which is to say, they tried to rush the building. They failed, of course – the American Left simply is not very good at demonstrations* – but in the process of expressing their inner kindergarteners (the ones that weren’t using actual kindergarteners as props/riot shields, that is) some protesters got hit by a car. And we almost had an incident over it – only it turns out that ‘protesters got hit by a car’ actually...
  • VIDEO: Occupy protest turns violent outside Washington Convention Center

    11/05/2011 8:01:08 AM PDT · by martosko · 156 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/05/2011 | Michelle Fields
    Occupy DC protesters tried to force entry into the Washington Convention Center on Friday, where Americans for Prosperity is hosting their “Defending the American Dream Summit.” The protesters also formed roadblocks, surrounding the convention center and only allowing non-luxury cars to pass.
  • Debt Increased $203 Billion in Oct.--$650 for Every Man, Woman and Child in America [ Let's roll ]

    11/02/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies ^ | Nov 2 2011 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    The federal government’s debt increased by $203,368,715,583.63 in the month of October, according to the U.S. Treasury. That equals about $650 per person for each of the 312,542,760 people the Census Bureau now estimates live in the United States. At the end of September, the total national debt stood at $14,790,340,328,557.15, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt. By the end of October, it had risen to $14,993,709,044,140.78. The debt increased far more this October than it did last October. Between the last day of September 2010 and the last day of October, the debt rose from $13,561,623,030,891.79 to...
  • Occupy DC to secede from the United States? [VIDEO]

    10/29/2011 11:57:13 AM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/29/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Daily Caller visited the Occupy DC encampment on Friday and interviewed union organizer Anthony Sluder. While Sluder appeared to be in charge, he preferred to describe himself as “the one who is informed to inform you.” Check out what Sluder told TheDC about the “occupiers” and their plan to — you heard it right — secede.
  • Occupy DC prepares to spend ‘thousands’ ahead of cold snap, possible snow

    10/28/2011 2:32:28 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/28/2011 | Katie Rogers
    Occupy DC’s medical tent Friday With bitter cold weather’s impending arrival in D.C. and snow seen as increasingly likely for the surrounding area, the need for warmth is becoming a top priority for Occupy DC protesters in McPherson Square. On an otherwise bright and sunny day, the bitter wind ruffled Kelly Mears’s tent Friday as he attempted to “weatherproof” his adopted home and adjoining “tech/ops” tent. Mears, 24, said he’s been at the park for 28 days, and while donations of tents, blankets and outerwear have kept him and other Occupy DC protesters warm as the temperatures dropped, he said...
  • Lisa Simeone fires back @ NPR (she speaks for OWS)

    10/19/2011 10:17:54 PM PDT · by Drango · 27 replies
    Baltimor Sun ^ | 10/19/11 | David Zurawik
    Baltimore broadcaster Lisa Simeone fired back Wednesday night after National Public Radio told the Baltimore Sun it was looking into her role as a spokesman for a group involved in the Occupy D.C. movement. The public radio veteran expressed puzzlement as to why NPR "objects" to her exercising her "rights as a citizen," and she questioned why such big-name NPR correspondents and hosts as Mara Liaason, Scott Simon and Cokie Roberts are allowed to operate under what appears to be a different standard than the one being applied to her. At issue is whether NPR feels her activities on behalf...
  • NPR Host/Occupy Protester Says She's Been Fired

    10/20/2011 8:25:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies · 1+ views
    NPR Host/Occupy Protester Says She's Been Fired By Tim Graham Created 10/20/2011 - 10:56am AP is reporting NPR host/Occupy protest leader Lisa Simeone has been fired: "A freelance broadcaster who works for music and documentary programs has been fired from a job after NPR questioned her involvement in a Washington protest." Lisa Simeone said Thursday that she was fired from "Soundprint," a documentary show that is not produced by NPR, but by Soundprint Media in nearby Laurel, Maryland. "Simeone says she was fired Wednesday in a phone call during which NPR's code of ethics was read to her." Simeone is...
  • NPR host doubling as ‘Occupy DC’ spox fired from syndicated radio program

    10/20/2011 3:45:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    After violating National Public Radio’s ethics code by acting as a spokeswoman for Occupy DC protesters, Lisa Simeone was fired Wednesday evening from one of the two public radio programs she hosts... Simeone was fired from “SoundPrint,” an internationally syndicated program appearing on NPR affiliate WAMU in Washington, D.C. The official who fired Simeone reportedly did so over the phone ... The firing comes after The Daily Caller and others reported that Simeone violated NPR’s ethics policy by acting as a spokeswoman for the Occupy DC group “October 2011,” the organization currently “occupying” Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.
  • NPR fires host that acted as Occupy DC spokesperson

    10/20/2011 10:08:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Should journalists become activists as well as advocates? Paul Krugman drew a line between the two in his explanation for his absence from the Occupy Wall Street protests, which drew some hoots of derision, but which might look a little more reasonable after NPR fired a host for becoming an Occupy DC spokesperson: After violating National Public Radio’s ethics code by acting as a spokeswoman for Occupy DC protesters, Lisa Simeone was fired Wednesday evening from one of the two public radio programs she hosts, the Associated Press reports.Simeone was fired from “SoundPrint,” an internationally syndicated program appearing on NPR...
  • Journolist 2.0: OccupyDC Emails Show MSM, Dylan Ratigan, Working With Protesters To Craft Message

    10/16/2011 10:21:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/16/11 | Dana Loesch
    Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. Someone has made the emails from the Occupy D.C. email distro public and searchable. The names in the list are a veritable who’s who in media. Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone’s Matt Tiabbi who both are actively participating; involvement from other listers such as Bill Moyers and Glenn Greenwald plus well-known radicals like Noam Chomsky, remains unclear.
  • VIDEO: Cornel West arrested protesting outside the Supreme Court

    10/16/2011 10:32:19 PM PDT · by martosko · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/2011 | Caroline May
    Princeton Professor Cornel West, one of the most outspoken supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement, was arrested Sunday in front of the Supreme Court while protesting corporate power. “We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions,” West said to the Supreme Court protesters over a megaphone. “We want to send a lesson to ourselves, to our loved ones, our families, our communities, our nation, and the world that out of deep love for working and poor people that we are willing to...
  • VADUM: Marxist mobocracy

    10/15/2011 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    Abraham Lincoln rightly denounced the “mobocratic spirit.” James Madison considered it the sa- cred duty of government to protect property rights from the violent whims of the mob: “That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.” Lincoln and Madison would not have looked kindly upon the pro-redistributionist political street theater under way in urine- and garbage-saturated urban parks across the nation. In an insult to the...
  • Kincaid: A Marxist Takeover of D.C.’s Freedom Plaza

    10/14/2011 10:49:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | October 14, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    The “October 2011” movement organizer Dennis Trainor tells me that he believes capitalism is “homicidal” and that the U.S. needs a revolution. “This is not a reform movement,” he said. He is part of the illegal occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. The “October 2011” movement is not part of, but endorses the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began several weeks ago. Although he describes himself as new to professional agitation, Trainor runs the “No Cure For That” website and served as a writer/media consultant for Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. Kucinich is the Cleveland Democrat perhaps best known...
  • TEA PARTY invades Occupy DC Protest

    10/13/2011 4:39:05 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 29 replies
    What happens when the Tea Party invades the seemingly never-ending “Occupy” protest movement? Until now, this question has been left to the whims of the imagination. But over the weekend, Accuracy in Media, Let Freedom Ring and Young America’s Foundation joined forces to infiltrate ”Occupy D.C.” As you can imagine, the results are quite hilarious, as the Tea Party counter-protesters state their love for capitalism, holding signs that read, “Taxed Enough Already” and “Unions Destroy Jobs,” among others. The patriotic young men, who are predictably met with anger, hand out Constitutions to the “Occupiers,” while defending capitalism (Meredith Jessup covered...
  • OccupyDC Taking Suggestions for Manifesto - Oh please FREEP this!

    10/12/2011 1:54:34 AM PDT · by Another Kansan · 17 replies
    Occupy DC ^ | 10/12/2011
    OccupyDC continues to accept ”clauses and preamble” submissions at McPherson Square. Previously a process was developed for the writing for the Declaration of the Occupation of Washington DC. A “clauses and preamble” drop box was built and will be available for one week on the square. The box is for any individual who visits the square to submit written ideas on the ways in which society is failing them. These ideas will be presented at daily general assemblies beginning Monday, October 17, to enable the entire group to work toward consensus on the Declaration.
  • D.C.’s Occupy Protest, Attracting Only the Usual Suspects (Milbank laments left's failure)

    10/11/2011 9:30:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    By the time they got to Woodstock, they were half a million strong. But by the time they assembled on Freedom Plaza on Tuesday morning to plan the day’s civil disobedience, they numbered only 53. Attempting to emulate the Occupy Wall Street protests, Washington activists and some out-of-town guests set themselves the lofty goal of occupying the Hart Senate Office Building. “We are there to shut the place down!” organizer David Swanson told his small band of followers. But how to do this with only a few dozen demonstrators? Well, Swanson said, they could push all the buttons on the...
  • Occupy DC Protest Thugs Storm Smithsonian – Pin Guard Against Wall (Video)

    10/08/2011 6:10:10 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 67 replies
    NBC via Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, October 8, 2011, 5:23 PM | Jim Hoft
    Chanting “The whole world is watching!” the Occupy DC protesters tried to storm the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum today. They pinned a guard against the wall. The mob forced the museum to shut its doors early. Hey, didn’t we see the tea party do this sorta thing too? NBC Washington reported on the violent mob outing. According to Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas, a crowd of “about 100 to 200 people” tried to enter through the museum’s Mall entrance. “They were carrying signs and a lot of protest materials,” St. Thomas said in a statement. “You cannot bring that...
  • ‘Occupying’ your time: The Daily Caller scavenger hunt

    10/07/2011 1:13:32 PM PDT · by martosko · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/07/2011 | Mary Katharine Ham and Kelly Maher
    This week “Occupy Wall Street” begat “Occupy DC,” “Occupy New Orleans,” “Occupy Boston” — and before we knew it this week, most of the United States as officially “occupied” territory. With all these protests, there’s lots for observers to do if they don’t feel like chanting “This is what a hastily assembled mob looks like.” And is there anything better than a scavenger hunt for “occupying” your spare time? Here's the list ...
  • VIDEO of Occupy DC: Liberals Protest "Corporate Greed" & Overseas Wars

    10/06/2011 10:03:56 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 5 replies
    Footage captured at the "Occupy DC" protest held at Freedom Square on October 6, 2011. We tried to engage students and young adults, asking them why they were participating in the rally.
  • VIDEO: Code Pink's Medea Benjamin: Unions Not Behind 'Occupy Wall Street'

    10/06/2011 5:43:24 PM PDT · by · 16 replies
    On October 6, 2011, Medea Benjamin, head of radical anti-war group Code Pink, told MRCTV at 'Occupy DC' in Freedom Plaza that unions are not behind the formation of the recent demonstrations, despite the SEIU's Stephen Lerner being one of the people behind the initial 'Day of Rage'. On August 19, The Blaze reported the following on Lerner: "Now, the US Day of Rage protests, staged by a collective of activist groups allegedly in conjunction with Lerner and Rathke, are planning the actual “occupation” of Wall Street September 17, complete with a tent city set smack-dab in the middle of...