May 20, 2012

Revisiting the Not-Dead Occupy Movement

This goes back to March, and it plods – but it’s worth a look, because it imparts part of what the far left portrays as a whole other “value system”:


  • “The only way to have a genuinely democratic society would be to abolish capitalism.”
  • “We can’t have democracy with capitalism.”
  • “We’re taking over the homes … we’re not going to play with your value system.”
  • “We’ve harassed the hell out of bank tellers” (really brave people, aren’t they?)
  • “Shut down all of the shareholders’ meetings we can.”

This vid also punctures the notion that Occupy was/is some kind of “spontaneous” uprising. The speakers are veteran radicals who were somehow ready at just the right time for Occupy’s externally-driven beginning.

But this isn’t news, and these guys aren’t radicals. (/sarc)

These folks are waiting for late summer and fall for opportunities to disrupt. Don’t go to sleep, people.

AP Responds Non-Responsively to Saturday Night’s Martin-Zimmerman Headlines Post

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 1:21 pm

Last night (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), yours truly questioned how the Associated Press could have two identically worded stories with different headlines — “Cache of evidence in shooting, still huge gaps” and “Amid evidence cache in Martin case, questions nag” — posted at its national site.

This morning, Paul Colford, Director of AP Media Relations posted a comment at BizzyBlog which included a request that I note his communication with me at NewsBusters. Mr. Colford’s note and my response follow the jump:


Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (052012)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 8:30 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.


Positivity: Upper West Side dad rescues an unconsious woman at 72nd St. subway station

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 8:25 am

From New York City:

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 2:26 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 3:00 AM

Greg Wetzel jumped into action as screaming kids looked on in disbelief

Do as superdad says, not as superdad does.

An upper West Side father who repeatedly warned his kids about subway safety jumped to the tracks and rescued an unconscious woman Saturday as his three screaming children watched in disbelief.

“I guess it’s mildly ironic — to do the exact opposite of what I’m preaching,” said Greg Wetzel, 40, a few hours after the dramatic 12:45 p.m. rescue.

Wetzel hoisted the woman to the platform, where other straphangers helped pull her to safety just 60 seconds before an uptown No. 1 train roared into the station.

“He didn’t hesitate,” said witness Trish O’Sullivan. “The guy was really amazing. This guy was like a real hero.”

The upper West Sider was out with his sons, ages 6 and 7, and his 4-year-old daughter when they went into the W. 72nd St. subway station.

He spotted some commotion out of the corner of his eye, and walked down the platform to see the woman lying on the tracks below.

“It was just the right thing to do,” he said of his heroic decision. “If you see someone on the tracks, it’s hard not to do something.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.