November 23, 2011

Occupy Update (112311)

Filed under: Activism,Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 8:50 am

As readers will see shortly, the Occupy folks have “expanded” their agenda; anyone with eyes has known for some time that it has been about promoting comprehensive far-leftism from the start, and not just the 1%-99% thing; it’s just becoming more obvious. Now they are moving their mayhem into non-economic areas. I’ll have to persist with Occupy Updates through the weekend, because, as explained previously, I want to keep readers up-to-date and to have the stories and links for future reference.

So here are just a few of the latest items relating to the Barack Obama-endorsed (proof hereherehere, and here) Occupy movement.

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At CNBC (“Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday”) — “Organizers are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the Stop Black Friday website. The goal of the movement is to impact the profits of major corporations this holiday season. … A few of the retailers the protesters plan on targeting include Neiman Marcus, Amazon and Wal-Mart.”

If “successful,” the Obama-endorsed Occupiers will end up impacting jobs.

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Springfield, Massachusetts“Pro-family citizens stand firm and confront loud ‘Occupy’ demonstration attempting to harass & intimidate Pastor Scott Lively’s inner-city Christian ministry; Religious believers to left-wing activists: ‘We’re not taking it anymore!’” What exactly does “We’re here and we’re queer” to do with the 1%-99%?

From the link: “It’s believed to be the first time in the U.S. that any Occupy harassment action has been met with resistance by those they were targeting.” With one big exception: Police and fire officials and officers doing their jobs.

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Associated Press “Occupy protests cost nation’s cities at least $13M.” Least, schmeast. In just Oakland, the tab was $2.4 million (from Nov. 16 Occupy thread) a week ago.

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“Mostly peaceful” update, from John Nolte at BigJournalism.com“58 percent of Occupy Chicago survey respondents agreed that violence against the government is sometimes justified.”

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From the “No Sense of Irony” Department — The United Auto Workers along with two of its employers, General Motors and Chrysler, received perhaps the biggest direct bailout of any entities from the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Remember, in the vast majority of bailed-out banks repaid their TARP funds with interest. The government ripped off certain GM and Chrysler lenders in bankruptcy proceedings, gave the union a clearly disproportionate ownership interest in Chrysler, and let the union get away with virtually no pocketbook concessions for its current members. The government’s loss on the GM bailout is in excess of $20 billion.

So of course, the UAW, which as noted has benefited from the eeeeevil bailouts as much if not more than anyone, endorsed Occupy Wall Street in early October, saying in part: “The anti-worker, anti-middle class corporate GOP-agenda puts public education, public service and infrastructure investment at risk.”

But the Occupy movement isn’t partisan (/sarc).

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“Occupy” Photo of the Day (original source) — and a pre-Thanksgiving opportunity to thank our troops for their service:

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1 Comment

  1. It’s time to make the Occupoopers pay for the damage they do.

    Comment by 1389AD — November 23, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

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