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  • 'Occupy protesters are thieves and rapists': Frank Miller ...

    11/13/2011 11:23:43 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13th November 2011
    Protesters from Portland to Salt Lake City face off with police trying to clear out camps. Michigan man with criminal record arrested after woman, 25, is allegedly raped in her tent. Sin City director Frank Miller rips protesters as 'losers, thieves and rapists'. While the Occupy Wall Street movement has collected support from the likes of Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon and rapper Jay-Z, not all in Hollywood circles are sympathetic... Miller wrote: 'In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft.'
  • Frank Miller (Sin City, 300, The Dark Knight Returns) Doesn't Think Much of Occupy Wall Street

    11/13/2011 3:03:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 13, 2011 | Ted Mann
    Frank Miller Doesn't Think Much of Occupy Wall Street Frank Miller, the legenday comic artist behind Sin City, 300, and The Dark Knight Returns unloaded on the Wall Street protesters in a recent blog post, and plenty of his fans are firing back. First, the blog post. In a long statement posted on his website, titled "Anarchy," Miller says he has decided to say what others are "too damn polite" to say: The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of...
  • Occupy Louisville Plans '7 Days Of Solidarity'

    11/13/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Member of Occupy Louisville are planning what they call "7 Days of Solidarity," to help the larger community get to know what they stand for. According to a news release from the group, on Sunday members will join a march with Louisville Peace Action Community. On Monday, they will rally with union workers. On Tuesday, the will protest in support of campaign finance reform. On Wednesday, they will discuss health care reform and protest Humana. Thursday activities are to be determined. On Friday, they will help clean up vacant property in a neighborhood hit by foreclosures. On...
  • Former NY Gov. Spitzer: Obama Hasn't Reformed Wall Street (as he holds back tears)

    11/10/2011 9:43:03 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11-10-11 | Newsmax Wires
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is disappointed with fellow Democrat President Barack Obama’s treatment of the financial industry. That’s a sector that Spitzer frequently took on as New York state attorney general. “The president embraced a very status quo vision of Wall Street,” Spitzer told Al Jazeera news service. “He did not lead an effort to fundamentally reform the way our financial sector operates. He put Tim Geithner in as Treasury secretary, and Geithner and [National Economic Council Director Lawrence] Summers together were very much status quo voices.”
  • Militant Rebel-WASPS Swarm Occupy Wall Street, Defending Their 0.0001%. (PARODY)

    11/10/2011 9:17:47 AM PST · by sdcraigo · 6 replies
    The Impersonals ^ | 11-9-11 | Matt Brand
    NEW YORK, NY — Hundreds of members of a militant splinter group called the Rebel WASPS descended upon Wall Street yesterday, signaling the emergence of a powerful new faction in the protests and a formidable opponent to the Occupy movement. Arriving en masse in vintage Saabs and old station wagons that their parents keep as “second home” cars, the WASPS drunkenly stormed lower Manhattan Tuesday, carrying signs with slogans reading “We Are The 0.0001%,” and “Privilege is a Right”. Five of the Rebels were arrested for open container, but were immediately released by orders of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “The WASPS...
  • After Chef’s Hitler Remark, Bankers Change Lunch Plans (Mario Batali)

    11/09/2011 7:42:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Timed ^ | November 9, 2011 | JAMES BARRON
    Del Posto and Babbo have the same celebrity chef as an owner, reputations for impossible-to-get reservations, and customers who can afford, say, Del Posto’s seven-course “menu tradizionale” at $145 a person. It is not unreasonable to imagine that a good number of those customers make a living on Wall Street. So their reaction after word spread on Wednesday that Mario Batali had mentioned them in the same breath as Stalin and Hitler was to let their hefty wallets do the talking and threaten to cancel their hard-won reservations. Some complained on Twitter, some on the Bloomberg terminals they use to...
  • 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
  • President Obama walks on both sides of Wall Street

    11/08/2011 5:26:40 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-8-11 | Examiner Editorial
    On the one hand, there is the former community organizer Obama. This Obama has made it clear in recent weeks that he is at one with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying, for example, when ABC asked how he viewed the demonstrators, that "the most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side. ..." Obama coming down on the side of demonstrators carrying signs demanding the arrest of investment bankers and other "masters of the universe" shouldn't come as a surprise...
  • Occupy will ramp up in Los Angeles for winter

    11/08/2011 3:13:49 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 7 replies
    LA Observed ^ | November 8, 2011 | Kevin Roderick
    Occupy Wall Street organizer David DeGraw spoke at Occupy L.A. on Sunday night and said focus would shift to the Los Angeles encampment during the New York winter. "L.A. is going to blow up over the next few months and through the winter," DeGraw said, according to Neon Tommy. "The winter is brutal. People in New York are talking about coming out here. We're going to keep pushing, but it's definitely going to slow [OWS] down. You are all going to have to step up. It's your turn to lead the leaderless."
  • How Obama Bought Off The Big Banks (and vice versa)

    11/08/2011 11:54:14 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-8-11 | Steve McCann
    Occasionally the Washington Post does some real reporting. Yesterday Zachery Goldfarb did an analysis of the aggregate profits over the past three years for the major banks and financial institutions as compared to the eight years of the Bush administration. The finding: these firms have accumulated more profit in the three years of the Obama administration than they did in the two terms of George W. Bush. In an interview with Mr. Goldfarb on NPR when asked what kind of companies and how this happened, replied: We're talking about banks, the big ones you've heard of, Citigroup, Bank of America....
  • The Covert Agenda Behind the Occupy Wall Street Protests

    11/07/2011 8:57:30 PM PST · by sourcery · 9 replies
    The Statesman-Sentinel ^ | October 26, 2011 | Robert F. Beaudine
    In America, our protests appear leaderless, ill-defined, and uncoordinated. To mask the central planning, the protests began small in a few cities before the national rollout proceeded, a common tactic of most marketing schemes. These protests are not leaderless. And their well-defined agenda can be derived from those manipulating the leaderless mobs behind the scenes. Last July, Adbusters Media Foundation announced they were organizing a street protest to occupy Wall Street. Founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz, this Canadian firm describes itself as “a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators, and entrepreneurs who want...
  • Republicans Say 'Occupy Obama'

    11/07/2011 8:47:57 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-7-11 | Zeke Miller
    A new Republican National Committee fact sheet mocks President Barack Obama's embrace of Occupy Wall Street protesters, noting that during his administration, Wall Street has "roared back" from the financial crisis. Titled "Occupy Obama," the memo implies that Obama has favored Wall Street at the expense of average Americans.
  • Wall Street’s resurgent prosperity frustrates its claims, and Obama’s

    11/07/2011 7:08:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2011 | By Zachary A. Goldfarb
    President Obama has called people who work on Wall Street “fat-cat bankers,” and his reelection campaign has sought to harness public frustration with Wall Street. Financial executives retort that the president’s pursuit of financial regulations is punitive and that new rules may be “holding us back.” But both sides face an inconvenient fact: During Obama’s tenure, Wall Street has roared back, even as the broader economy has struggled. The largest banks are larger than they were when Obama took office and are nearing the level of profits they were making before the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, according...
  • A giant effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama

    11/06/2011 3:08:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 5,2011 | /Andrew Burton
    A giant effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama is held up by people affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement during a march outside Zuccotti Park in New York
  • Populist Presidents

    11/06/2011 7:59:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2011 | Salena Zito
    GETTYSBURG – On Memorial Day 1963, Vice President Lyndon Johnson stood where Abraham Lincoln gave his immortal address here. In a calculated leap, Johnson gave a politically charged speech at an event meant to mark a solemn occasion. It marked his transformation from a Texas conservative into a progressive populist. Americans have long embraced populist movements emphasizing the disconnect between elites and Main Street. Sometimes these movements lead to the White House; more often, they do not. The upside of populism is when it rails against government and achieves something better through real reform; the downside is when it pits...
  • The Militant Tactics of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

    11/05/2011 5:33:34 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 3 replies
    IMHO - In My Honest Opinion ^ | November 3, 2011 | averagedad1
    This “movement’ is supposed to be an organic representation of the people who have had enough – pretty much The Tea Party 2.0 – but only better. Suffice it to say – It is not. The tactics they use tells you a lot about them. Their actions speak volumes. Their high-powered and celebrity endorsements paint a disturbing picture. The official website of the Occupy Wall Street movement refers to the NYC General Assembly. Personally, I find it interesting that the leaders of this movement would refer to themselves using terms that generally refer to a law-making body. Then, right there...
  • Forget Wall Street, Occupy Hollywood

    11/05/2011 11:00:08 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | 11-4-11 | Rex Murphy
    You hear it in every little encampment in every city that has a franchise in the current “Occupy” protests: The righteous tent-and-yurt people are against “greed.” They see greed as the demonic dynamo of a rapacious capitalism (and its maidservant, “income inequality”). And what represents greed better than mega-payoffs, dazzling bonuses and stock options, for very little actual work, and sometimes even when performance is far below par? It is only to be expected that the high-flying brokers, bankers and CEOs that cluster like flies around the honey pots of Wall Street, who waltz off with payoffs that would shame...
  • Perry: Wall Street and Washington “have been in bed together way too long”

    11/05/2011 10:27:55 AM PDT · by casinva · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2011 | Staff
    Perry accused lawmakers of being too chummy with Wall Street at a town hall held yesterday in Johnston, Iowa. Asked what he would do to “to stop stupid CEOs of financial institutions from making bad decisions that cause them to fail,” Perry said there are already “plenty of regulations in place to do that.” What’s lacking, he claimed, is “a government that will actually institute the oversight.” “I happen to think Wall Street and Washington, D.C., have been in bed together way too long,” he said. “That’s one of the problems that we have in this country, is that there...
  • Oakland council leans toward ending Occupy camp (but would have gladly 'worked' with OCCUPYers)

    11/04/2011 10:58:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/4/11 | Matthai Kuruvila
    Oakland -- A majority of the Oakland City Council indicated late Thursday that they would like an end to the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall, but they did not vote on any proposals. The statements came at the end of a five-hour meeting during which hundreds of people crammed into the council chambers for an emotionally charged discussion about whether to allow the encampment to remain at Frank Ogawa Plaza with city support. Several times, the rowdy crowd shouted down city officials as they tried to speak. But after hearing from speakers who support the camp and...
  • How To Occupy HER Wall Street: A Guide To Getting Laid By The 99%

    11/03/2011 3:50:07 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 20 replies
    Craigs List ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | Craigs List
    Just in case your daughter is pitching a test at the OWS protests, here's the inside means by which creepy liberal guys are trying to, well, get some. This was posted in CraigsList, and re-purposed for the site "WhyWeProtest.com." These are some serious politicos in that movement for sure. The "How To" get laid at OWS follows: I was walking around at the Occupy camp last night and what I saw was a lot of media, very few police officers, some protesters and mostly gawkers like myself. I also witnessed a butt load of guys trying to get into the...