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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What the Occupy Wall Street Kids Want

Michael Moore suggested Monday that they want to see justice, or in his words, “perp walks” for bankers. Actress Roseanne Barr speculated that “reeducation camps” and “beheadings” for bankers might be good goals.

Occupy Wall Street
We Demand

18 comments:

Blogger said...

As they marched through Manhattan, they chanted of how the "Big Banks Got Bailed Out, We Got Left Behind." The Occupy Wall Street protestors found a slogan that resonates with the American people but not many people embrace the protesters views of an economy more regulated by the government.
Today's Rasmussen report

Sarkazein said...

I can't recall, at least in modern history, where a President has used terms like "fat cats" and "corporate jets" as incitement to riot. Obama has done just that. Bankers and "fat-cats" are also American citizens... 99% law abiding family people, and the President of the United States has incited riots against them. He has incited riots against Free Enterprise and Capitalism.

Sarkazein said...

To ad-- is it Obama purposely inciting riots or is he just so inexperienced that he doesn't know any better?

Anonymous said...

What they want is pretty simple.

"Take money away from other people and give it to us!"

NewGuy said...

Rush says that several of them are confilicted. They don't know whether they should buy sleeping bags and contribute to corporate profits, or should they knit there own.

Interesting to see MoveOn.Org jumping on their bandwagon and our local Democrat organizers trying to become part of the movement! Read the posts on the Occupy Boone Facebook page and see if you recognize any local Democrat political leaders.

Anonymous said...

I doubt that the organizers of Occupy Boone are even aware that they are being manipulated into echoing the political positions of the local dems. They are already starting to sound like the establishment democratic party.'

Anonymous said...

Regardless of whether its followers are skinny-jeaned hipsters or confused retirees, if a "movement" fails to attract and mobilize intelligent, unified, articulate devotees who are capable of clearly communicating the group's finite purpose, citing specific problems responsibly and rationally coupled with real world solutions, the movement is superfluous.

Sarkazein said...

Spoken like a true self-believed elitist.

guy faulkes said...

Who are the confused retirees of whom you are speaking, Anonymous? The Tea Party members are very well informed. The OWS oldsters do not know what they want other than to feed at the public trough.

oatz said...

I notice a lack of diversity at these Occupy Events!

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/04/99-what-occupy-wall-street-organizers-look-for-minorities/

Blogger said...

Oatz wrote: "I notice a lack of diversity at these Occupy Events!"

What do you suppose that these are mostly white kids being supported by their parents--parents who made their money in the stock market.

Blogger said...

Today Cain said: CAIN: I don't have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself! [...] It is not someone's fault if they succeeded, it is someone's fault if they failed.

Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter's column:

"I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point. "

Sarkazein said...

Whole Foods and StarBucks will have to close up shop with all their employees out on the street rioting.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, are Starbucks employees this nasty in Texas? The few time I have been in Starbucks, the employees looked much better than these "protesters". I have to admit,

I usually get my coffee at Hardee's.

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- I thought it was a hiring requirement at StarBucks. In one area in Houston, there were four StarBucks within walking distance at the Galleria Mall. Two in the Mall and two across the street. In the River Oaks shopping Center there is one across the street from the other. I don't like their coffee. I am guessing a big bank financed all that growth and hiring.

G.I.G said...

A rational perspective

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/letter-new-york-city-protestors

Blogger said...

Obama has come out in support of these protesters. O.K. and if they turn ugly like the IMF protests,he owns them.