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- Kyle-Anne Shiver at PJ Media — “The Five Most Infantile Beliefs on Display at the ‘Occupy’ Tantrums”
- P.J. Gladnick at NewsBusters — “Artist Frank Miller Shocks Left With Harsh Criticism of OWS Protests”
- Portland (video at link; HT Gateway Pundit) — “Bail for a man inside the Occupy Portland camp Wednesday on accusations related to a Tuesday Molotov cocktail fire was raised to $1 million by a judge Thursday.”
- John at Powerline identifies a candidate for “the lamest Occupy protest anywhere.”
- Occupy Portland formally and openly adopts what was apparently the Penn State Athletic Department’s unspoken rule for over a decade — “If you witness a sexual assault, ‘nobody should contact the police.’”
- Philadelphia — “A woman protester at the Occupy Philadelphia encampment at City Hall was raped in a tent, allegedly by a man who had traveled from out of state to join the protest, police said.”
- Portland (“Police raze camps, drive protesters from 2 squares”; HT JWF) — “As protesters shouted, ‘The whole world is watching!’ onlooker Gene Gallun, 63, yelled back, ‘The whole world is laughing.’” For those who don’t remember or are too young, “The whole world is watching” was the self-absorbed, self-important chant of the violent crowd at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Andrew Breitbart asks: “How many more rapes, how many more deaths, how many more acts of violence have to occur before President Obama and the Democratic Party withdraw their support and condemn these lawless protests?” My response: It’s too late for that, Andrew. They’ve had weeks to distance themselves from the disgusting criminal mayhem, and haven’t. They own it now and they always will. No amount of attempted distancing from this point on can change that.
From the “Too Many Great Blogs, Too Little Time” Dept. — On October 19, Pamela at Atlas Shrugs caught an important development the press outside of one small New York City publication totally ignored, namely that Park51 mosque (i.e., the infamous proposed Ground Zero Mosque) developer Sharif El-Gamal has gone AWOL (previous related BizzyBlog posts are here). He has six collection-related suits pending against, and the politically correct community board which approved his project has “been shut out.” And of course, the national press is ignoring the implosion.
You can’t make this up (the news item or the book title) — as of Friday evening, “Jerry Sandusky’s autobiography, ‘Touched,’ is still available at The Penn State Bookstore”
This one is painful — “Sold as newer, cleaner, more advanced energy technology, ethanol production has been a blistering disaster in the United States.” More: “A careful look into the ethanol question in the US leaves one wondering why this … industry even exists. Is it attributable to Crony Capitalism?” Uh, yes.
Great question: “Who hired Gloria Allred? Knowing that might shed light on the matter at hand.” Not letting her get in a word during an interview until she answers that question should be mandatory, at least on the part of interviewers interested in the truth.
Speaking of questions — In light of this item at NewsBusters (warning: barely concealed R-rated language), here’s one for anyone still subscribing to HBO: How can you possibly defend that choice?