We Must Not Let Occupy Wall Street Zoo-cottie Park Distract From: Obama’s Africa Corps, Solyndra, Fast And Furious Grenade Walk, Lies, Scams And Lack Of CLASS

Well we found the perfect anthem for the dupes at Zoo-cotti Park who are willing to give their Hope and Change voice to forces they know not, again. They want to change the world but they don’t know what to do, so they leave it up to… who?:


…tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

I’d love to change the world
But I don’t know what to do
So I’ll leave it up to you

Don’t lend or give your voice to nameless forces. Don’t trade reason for madness. It only helps Barack Obama. Doubt what we say? Doubt no longer:

Obama plans to turn anti-Wall Street anger on Mitt Romney, Republicans

President Obama and his team have decided to turn public anger at Wall Street into a central tenet of their reelection strategy.

Corrupt and treacherous Obama received more money from Wall Street than any other presidential candidate ever but he will dupe the dupes of Zoo-cotti Park for his benefit – and we’re supposed to stay silent?

Oh, but, isn’t it good that Obama is finally attacking Wall Street and the corruption that looted the American economy? If you believe that you are either stupid or yearning to be a dupe. It’s the same old trick Obama used to dupe victims of Exelon into believing he was on their side but behind the scenes he used those fools who believed him. It’s the same trick Obama used to destroy health care reform in Illinois when he sided with insurers while pretending to side with the dupes who believed him.

“We intend to make it one of the central elements of the campaign next year.” That’s a quote from David Plouffe. So if you want to be a dupe for Obama be a dupe for Obama but don’t say we did not warn you or that we did not tell you so – that’s an excuse too many now use to explain why they voted for Obama.

The dupes from Occupy Walls Street are a too convenient distraction for Obama 2012. A lot of dupes fell for Obama distraction from his filthy record in 2008. One such dupe is Mike Lupica who attacked Hillary Clinton and her supporters (with violent and sexist language only a frat boy can love). Now Mike Lupica is learning bit by bit that Obama cannot be trusted and that something is very wrong at Zoo-cottie Park (and he rewrites what we wrote days ago):

“Occupy Wall Street protesters should aim their wrath at Fundraiser-in-Chief Obama [snip]

“Where do you suppose they go next?”

A better question? When do they head to Washington and start yelling about a President who often looks like the Fundraiser-in-Chief, trying to keep his job backed by what might become the richest campaign in history, in a jobless country going broke.

It’s why you wonder if there will come a day when the house that Occupy Wall Street is standing in front of isn’t Jamie Dimon’s on Park Ave., it is the White House. [snip]

At a time when the protesters, and God bless them, put big money and big corporations on notice, how long before they go after the corporation that is the Obama campaign, just so they don’t look like part of it? [snip]

In the next several months, while Republican candidates spend like crazy just trying to get the nomination, Obama for America will relentlessly fund-raise on a daily basis, adding to an already amazing war chest.

Then next year, when the time is right, they will do exactly what they say the Republicans want to do to them: Spend hundreds of million of dollars defining the other guy as negatively as possible before the other guy can accumulate the money to fight back. Make the issue the opponent and not the economy.

At which point Obama will continue to be so much more brilliant as a candidate for President than he has been a President, to the point where you really start to believe we would have been better off if Hillary had won.”

Too late to take back your violent/sexist hatred of Hillary Clinton and support of Obama in 2008 Lupica. As to the nonsense dreams and hopes (a retread of the 2008 Obama blank screen strategy) about Occupy Wall Street turning on Obama and protesting at the White House and Occupy Lafayette Park – if they do that the labor unions and all the behind the scenes manipulators will fade away and try to create splinter groups

But what are we talking about? Pshaw. The behind the scenes manipulators are hard at work. It’s the “Coffee Party” fakes all over again.

Whatever rational arguments can be made on behalf of Occupy Wall Street, the bottom line is that no one knows who is behind the curtain, manipulating with HOPE And CHANGE, the dupes and the wannabee dupes. Rest assured that if there is a YearlyKooks style “convention” next year it’s sole goal will be to nominate Barack Obama as Emperor Extraordinarious and Savior of the Nation.

And where ever there is a pro Obama group posing as nonpartisan (recall Al Sharpton and Donna Brazile) Big Media will be there to pimp. It’s Half-A-Cane Irene, the hyped up destroyer of New York City all over again:

“The Truth About Occupy Wall Street: It’s Much Smaller Than It Seems” [snip]

Nothing about Occupy Wall Street is what it seems. Sure, the month-long protest has launched more passionate theories than any event since the publication of Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams. [snip]

How do I convey this respectfully as a veteran of the 1960s? This is not the 1967 Pentagon March or anything like it. Nothing I saw in New York this week justifies the current level of the-whole-world-is-watching media coverage. At times in Zuccotti Park, there seemed to be almost as many reporters (many of them from foreign news outlets) as overnight campers.”

* * * * * *

To a very large extent Occupy Wall Street dupes have already accomplished what they are intended to do: DISTRACT.

The distraction has been most successful. Other events have been crowded out of the news.

Consider some news distracted from by Zoo-cotti Park:

Two days ago Leon Panetta testified before congress against Pentagon budget cuts:

“PANETTA: Without telling you that decisions have been made, and no decisions have been made, I can give you an example. For example, if we decide that we’ve got to maintain our force structure presence in the Pacific in order to deal with China and China’s expanding role in that part of the world and because of the other issues that exist in that very sensitive part of the world. And if we decide that the Middle East is also a very important area where we have to maintain a presence as well then just by virtue of the numbers that we’re dealing with, we will probably have to reduce our presence elsewhere, our presence perhaps in Latin America, our presence in Africa and so if you’re talking about risk, part of the risk would be having less of a presence in those areas.”



Yesterday, two days after Panetta fretted about “our presence in Africa” the United States is in a land war in Africa because Obama is sending 100 US combat troops to Uganda. Of course it won’t just be Uganda as advertised because the Occupy Uganda Lord Resistance Army troops are operating in the Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Congo. What’s next from Boob Obama – a land war in Asia?

Consider the distraction from Occupy Wall Street and who the distraction benefits. How Did Obama Know About Fast And Furious Before Holder?



That’s from Obama lovin’ CNN, not Fox News or Glenn Beck.

Consider the distraction from Ron Brownstein’s report: “Obama’s Performance Rating Slips Again Disapproval of Obama’s agenda has begun to harden among voters.”

Consider the distraction from this story:

“Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser has been in the headlines in recent months thanks to his role as a major investor in Solyndra LLC, the now-bankrupt California solar panel maker hailed by President Obama as a model for America’s “clean energy future.” [snip]

Because Kaiser was a campaign “bundler” – an individual who collects contributions to a candidate from others that are then simultaneously given to the candidate – who raised about $250,000 for Obama during the 2008 campaign, congressional Republicans and media analysts have speculated that the Solyndra loan guarantee was nothing more than using tax dollars to reward a political supporter.

But the Solyndra scandal is far from Kaiser’s first brush with political controversy. As the Sunlight Foundation’s Bill Allison reports today, Kaiser has become extraordinarily wealthy by taking advantage of the federal tax code in ways that some tax experts – including the IRS – believe to be illegal.

As Allison describes it in his Sunlight post today, “in one six year period, during which he increased his net worth enough to land him on the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, Kaiser reported taxable income to the Internal Revenue Service just once, totaling $11,699–equivalent to a full-time hourly wage of $5.62.”

Where is Warren Buffett’s secretary on this? No doubt distracted by the Zoo-cottie Park fun.

Consider:

Hidden behind the distraction curtain the Obama White House refuses to turn over all internal documents related to Solyndra to investigators. The Obama White House is also fighting a court ruling that “Secret Service records of visitors to the White House complex are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.” Most transparent White House ever. Investigators can’t get in but Malik Shabazz can get in (now is that Malik Shabazz the Black Panther Obama was with in Selma and the same Malik who was busy intimidating voters and being an all about race-baiter?)

Also too easy to distract is the Fast and Furious walk-a-grenade. CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson has not been distracted but few have heard about the grenade walker:



“But, but, but, but” reply the dupes and wannabee dupes “haven’t these stories been reported? How did you find out about it if they haven’t been reported.?” Well we are not easily distracted.

We’re not distracted by NO CLASS Obama. Not his manners but the budget gimmick that now threatens the entire Obama health scam. The Obama HHS was forced to abandon the boondoggle of Obamacare because it is fiscally unworkable.

The easily distracted supported the Obama health scam even as the logical knew it was all a boondoggle by Ted Kennedy who gave us the boondoggle Obama White House:

“The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president’s signature health overhaul law – a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency. [snip]

Known as CLASS, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a longstanding priority of the late Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. [snip]

But a central design flaw dogged CLASS. Unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout.

After months insisting that could be fixed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, finally admitted Friday she doesn’t see how. [snip]

That’s the same conclusion a top government expert reached in 2009. Nearly a year before the health care law passed, Richard Foster, head of long-range economic forecasts for Medicare warned administration and congressional officials that CLASS would be unworkable. His warnings were disregarded, as Obama declared his support for adding the long-term care plan to his health care bill.

The demise of CLASS immediately touched off speculation about its impact on the federal budget. Although no premiums are likely to be collected, the program still counts as reducing the federal deficit by about $80 billion over the next ten years. That’s because of a rule that would have required workers to pay in for at least five years before they could collect any benefits.

The CLASS Act was a budget gimmick that might enhance the numbers on a Washington bureaucrat’s spreadsheet but was destined to fail in the real world,” said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.”

It was always a budget gimmick. Many will not hear the news of the lack of Obama CLASS because Occupy Wall Street occupies their minds and their TV screens.

Meanwhile the woman that Ted Kennedy tried to drown, still lives and she is talking economy:



Don’t get distracted by Occupy Wall Street antics at Zoo-cotti Park. We won’t.

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127 thoughts on “We Must Not Let Occupy Wall Street Zoo-cottie Park Distract From: Obama’s Africa Corps, Solyndra, Fast And Furious Grenade Walk, Lies, Scams And Lack Of CLASS

  1. holdthemaccountable
    October 15th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

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    This is when bambi thinks he will become God again. His oratory will come with halo effects…etc… He thinks this will turn everything around…oh and don’t forget the race card…

    And maybe, just maybe…the celestial choirs will appear at last…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzoiPnrCwSc

  2. “Don’t get distracted by Occupy Wall Street antics at Zoo-cotti Park. We won’t.”

    Neither will I.

    “Don’t lend or give your voice to nameless forces. Don’t trade reason for madness. It only helps Barack Obama. Doubt what we say? Doubt no longer.”

    You are a paragon of insight, admin. You speak for me.

  3. Oh goody.

    BO has sent American troops to Uganda, you know, the country just west of Kenya which his cousin, Raile Odinga rules.

    More wars, Just great. Someone should tell OWS about this.

  4. I don’t understand why the people who come here to post for one purpose and one purpose only with excuse after excuse trying to justify the Occupy Wall St.Protest to us-

    This Protest is DOA!

    THE DATA POINTS TO THE CONTRARY ARE OVERWHELMING by 99.9%!

  5. Mrs. Smith
    October 15th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    ———————

    Yep! 🙂

    obama wants to become the next MLK. He’s sees tomorrow’s event as a way to razzle dazzle all over again…sigh.

  6. Here are the names of some of the pols that threatened Brookfield to keep Zoo-cotti Park open. Remember them.

    Jerry Nadler – D – Manhattan, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn), Council spokesman Jamie McShane.

    I’d like to know why. With every passing day the threat of violence turns greater. With everything NYC has dealt with from 911 to the present, the threats as recently as a month ago of a terrorist car bomb plot taken extremely seriously, with all the cops on overtime duty corralling the bozos of OWS, anything can happen. If I lived in NYC now I would be livid.
    And scared.

    “The mayor declined to say which politicians applied the pressure, but without naming him, Bloomberg appeared to single out Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan), who earlier this week said the right of free expression outweighed the concerns of local shop owners who complain their businesses are suffering because of the protests.
    “We had a congressman, I gather, who said it’s much more important than that. In the end, I’m not sure it’s more important than that,” the mayor said yesterday. “The First Amendment applies to everybody.”
    Brookfield confirmed that it had changed course late Thursday at the “request of local political officials” who were urging a negotiated settlement.

    Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn) all acknowledged having discussions with Brookfield, but they insisted no threats were made.

    “It was a totally positive conversation,” Stringer said. “I made the case with more dialogue and more discussion there could be movement on a number of issues.”

    Council spokesman Jamie McShane said “Speaker Quinn was concerned about an unnecessary confrontation and had numerous conversations with Brookfield Properties over the course of Thursday night urging them to give more time in an effort to move towards negotiations.”

    Brookfield’s about-face has strained its relations with the administration, said one insider, even though the mayor’s longtime partner, Diana Taylor, sits on the company’s board of directors.

    Bloomberg has stressed that the city’s options in dealing with private property are limited.
    “In the end, it is Brookfield’s decision,” he said, uttering a mantra he repeated three times during the broadcast.

    Bloomberg is toast.

  7. “This Protest is DOA!”

    Unless something slips beneath the radar like a couple of terrorists seizing an opening to wreak havoc with NYC roads, bridges, subways, tunnels.

    Honestly, that is what worries me the most. The response to OWS by the mayor has been atrocious. Giuliani said he would never have permitted them to sleep on the streets. Bloomberg is a fool and now he’s riding roughshod over the NYPD, trying to be PC, while the law enforcement authority is stripped of their power.

    Sort of like what BO has done with troops in Afghanistan. That is weakness and it will sooner or later be exploited by someone, just like the 31 troops and SEALS were shot down in Afghanistan in August.

    And if something goes awry in NYC who knows – that could be the beginning of imposition of some degree of martial law.

    Not only do I think OWS is a complete hustle, I think it is a dangerous one.

  8. Jan,

    I couldn’t care less about the MLK statue unveiling. And I would wager neither do most other Americans.

  9. Yes Basil,

    But the idiot thinks this is his way out of the present purgatory he is in.

    Once again he will fall flat on his face and make a fool of himself. And I’m sure the idiot’s wife will where something totally bizarre for the event too.

  10. Musings on Zoo-cootie occupiers

    It is so clear to anyone who does any research that OWS was a planned, staged, directed and manipulated event.

    There are only two private parks in Manhattan. One, in Gramercy Park at roughly 20th and 21st streets between Third Avenue and Park Avenue South has a fence around it, is locked and only residents have keys to access it.

    So that site was out for any kind of prolonged event.

    The other is Zoo-cootie Park which is an open space and is owned by Brookfield Asset Management, a company which recently got loans from the Department of Energy.

    Here is some more info from our old friend Brenda Elliot (therealbarackobama) and Aaron Klein.

    “The sister-in-law of John Podesta, President Obama’s influential White House transition director, served as the lobbyist for a wind power firm that was just awarded a $135.8 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, KleinOnline has learned.

    The company is Brookfield Asset Management. It boasts a board of nine directors, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s long-term girlfriend.

    The Energy Department’s grant to Brookfield marks the latest in controversial massive alternative energy loans to companies with strong ties to the Obama White House and to top Democrat lawmakers.

    Last month, the grant was finalized to build the 99 megawatt Granite Reliable wind project in New Hampshire’s Coos County, making it the state’s largest wind plant. Seventy-five percent of the new wind project is owned by BAIF Granite Holdings, which was created earlier this year by Brookfield Renewable Power, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management of New York.

    Since 2009, Brookfield has been represented by the lobby firm Heather Podesta and Partners, LLC.
    Podesta, a top financial bundler for Democrat politicians, is wife of lobbyist and art collector, Tony Podesta, who is brother to John Podesta.

    John Podesta is director of the Center for American Progress, which is reportedly highly influential in helping to craft White House policy.

    A Time magazine article profiled the influence of Podesta’s Center for American Progress in the formation of the Obama administration, stating that “not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan’s transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway.”
    The center is funded by billionaire George Soros. Its board includes Van Jones, Obama’s former “green jobs” czar, who resigned in September, 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization.

    Heather Podesta and her husband this past July topped the FEC’s lobbyist bundler database, raising more money in the six months prior than any other lobbyist by far. Their fund raising was largely for Democrats.

    According to White House visitor logs, Heather Podesta visited the White House eight times in Obama’s first six months alone.

    Brookfield, meanwhile, is a Toronto, Ontario-based asset management company that manages a global portfolio of assets valued at over $120 billion. The firm’s assets boast not only renewable power generation but also real state, including some of Manhattan’s most famous skyline buildings.

    Brookfield also happens to own of Zuccotti Park, the park where the Occupy Wall Street protesters are currently holed up. The protesters have reportedly been making a mess of the park, which is named after Brookfield’s co-chairman, John Zuccotti.”

    Something stinks in NYC and it is not just the odor of unwashed flesh.

    I wonder how long the NYPD can continue their remarkable restraint. I wonder how long New Yorkers will put up with this. I wonder how long before some individual citizen has enough of the harassment afforded by these idiots and lashes out in a way which could escalate tensions.

    This is sheer madness. Didn’t Van Jones predict an October surprise? For this year?

  11. Did you see that skin-baring purple gown she wore for the dinner with the Korean PM and his wife?

    The Korean culture favors modesty and humility. I can only guess at what went through the Korean president’s wife’s mind as she, completely covered in a traditional Korean gown stood next to a half-naked giantess.

    Honestly, I think it is preposterous for a nearing age 50 woman with the title of FLOTUS to be compelled to flash her armpits at everyone. It is trashy and ghetto.

    I will say that in another setting, like an LA Hollywood celeb fest the gown would have been appropriate and for once it fit her quite well but to wear it while dining with a sedate Korean President and his wife – barf.

  12. Here are Van Jones comments.

    “Hold on to your seat, October is going to be the turning point for the progressive fightback.”

    “We will build a progressive counterbalance to the tea party.”

    “Hold on to your hats we will have an October offensive to rescue America’s middle class.”

    He means destroy the American middle class.

  13. The coiner of that popular phrase “Resist we much,” the ever eloquent Reverend Al is at it again, crafting words of wisdom from thin air.

    At a Washington D.C. event he yelled (about congress), “If you won’t get the jobs bill done in the suite, we will get the jobs bill done in the street!”

    Of political leaders fighting and cutting social programs, he warned, “This is not about Obama, This is about my mama!”

    What else is there to say? Amen?

  14. Sorry to be a blog hog but anyway it looks like everyone’s out enjoying Saturday night.

    So, the latest is that both the American NAZI Party and the Communist Party have come out with declarations of support for OWS.

    And in Rome the rioting is ongoing with fires being set, shops trashed, cars overturned, etc.

    Just the usual mob violence.

  15. “This is illegal and obama should be impeached!”

    Agreed. I wonder just what Odinga and coz Obama are cooking up now?

  16. ‘Others will be sent to South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.’

    All conveniently located on Uganda’s western or northern border with South Sudan which also shares a border with Kenya.

  17. Anyone else notice the all-too-predictable meta-marches conform to one weekend day and one day during the week?

    The first is for kids and students to trek in from surrounding areas like Long Island and New Jersey and the second is geared for union workers to be bussed in from their jobs.

    So now they’ve swarmed north to Times Square and have apparently caused chaos, trampling on tourists, theater-goers and other non-OWS’ers out to spend money, enjoy their weekend and spread the wealth around. Only they’re being prevented from doing so by a hoarde of punks.

    Wonder what this is gonna do to the NYC tourist industry? I guess that’s the next target, entertainment? Does that extend from Broadway to Hollywood? Does that mean bigwigs like Sarandon, Moore, Simmons should head for the hills, too?

    From the latest NY Post.

    The “Crossroads of the World” were jammed when thousands of anti-greed protesters brought their party to Times Square, creating pandemonium as chanting masses collided with tourists and theatergoers and resulting in over 40 arrests.

    Shouting, “This is what democracy looks like,” throngs of protesters energized by yesterday’s victory in the face of possible eviction from their Zuccotti Park shantytown formed inside metal police barricades.

    Police, some in riot gear and mounted on horses, tried to push them out of the square and onto the sidewalks in an attempt to funnel the crowds away.

    Sandy Peterson of Salt Lake City, who was in Times Square after seeing “The Book of Mormon” musical on Broadway, got caught up in the disorder.

    “We’re getting out of here before this gets ugly,” she said.

    Sandra Fox, 69, of Baton Rouge, La., stood, confused, on 46th Street with a ticket for “Anything Goes” in her hand as riot police pushed a knot of about 200 shouting protesters toward her.

    “I think it’s horrible what they’re doing,” she said of the protesters. “These people need to go get jobs.”

    Police arrested 42 protesters at Times Square, but cops appeared eager to avoid a confrontation.
    One group of police officers massed on a side street that had been blocked by protesters entering Times Square — some on motorcycles and others on foot armed with batons and plastic handcuffs. But just as the officers began to force their way into the crowd, a group of senior officers arrived and appeared to tell the cops to fall back. The police retreated and allowed protesters on the sidewalks to fill another portion of the street.

    Protesters chanted “police are the 99%” and “this is a nonviolent protest” during the near-confrontation.

    Earlier, 24 protesters were arrested when a mob stormed a LaGuardia Place Citibank and shouted slogans as two demonstrators closed their bank accounts in protest just after 2 p.m.

    “[The protesters] all went in a big flash mob to close their accounts,” said Adrielle Slaugh,a 24-year-old office manager who saw the clash. “There were about 30 of them. They were screaming and chanting while they were going in. Security told them to leave, but they didn’t. They stood in a group chanting things to the tellers. There were locked in, and then they were taken away.”
    She said when they were locked inside, they were “pressing on the door — you could see them banging on the glass.”

  18. Obama will use the MLK dedication ceremony for galvanizing his base using skin color as the common thread joining them together in pursuit of his 2012 re-election.

    If MLK could speak, he would be calling Obama a RACIST! Tossing this bamboozler out in the gutter as a dangerous dismantler of the Civil Rights movement integrating AAs into white society he and LBJ worked so hard to pass into Law.

  19. Mrs. Smith,

    I confess I have never been an MLK fan. I never felt he was a great man – just another hustler with a certain degree of subtlety which enabled him to hide his affairs and his other extracurricular activities.

  20. Basil,

    I agree with you-

    Basically, all I’m saying is that MLK in collaboration with LBJ got the Civil Rights Act passed. Other than that, MLK is not immune to the glorification in death phenomenon that takes place characteristically between live humans and the dead who serve their purpose. This is one of those times.

  21. BASIL
    Everyone I know in Manhattan is annoyed. Imagine if you worked or were seeing a show in or around Times Square this evening and had to navigate that bullshit. When not expressing annoyance it is ridicule. Lots of jokes and youtube videos being sent to me. Sentiment seems to be enough already you made your point prolonging the “occupation” only diminishes your cause in the eyes of those who may have had some empathy at the outset. And everyone seems to be getting a real hoot out of the fact that they have some sort of governing body or rules declaration(I have not read)But it seems they are seeing themselves( from the humorous anecdotes i have gotten) as some sort of legitimate sub government. And these poor misguided well-meaning kids think that the food donations are coming from Mr and Mrs Bill Smith in Omaha to support their cause. No clue that they are TOOLS.
    I was going to attend the first event here in Pittsburgh today out of a morbid curiosity but it was cold and damp and the bus stop was comfortingly close to a bar.
    Little after noon so I opted for the bar. Main street in small suburb abutting the city. Couple of people having brunch at the bar and the noon news was on with volume up showing the pathetic march in downtown. Horseshoe bar so everyone can see the other. Not a wealthy neighborhood by any stretch of the imagination– I think median HH income is about 38 according to wikipedia. So not a rich town, Across the board resentment about the coverage of the occupy pittsburgh by the media and real anger that they may be able to squat with immunity on some private property.
    Zero, zip, nada sympAthy for the devil(Soros minions).
    Bartender was most gracious as I was silent while at half past noon people were blowing off steam and calling it theater– she apologized and said lots of people are frustrated with their predicament being taken over by some wierdo group.
    I may or may not of asked her to marry me. Married two kids elementary school teacher who works 5 hours a week as a bartender on the weekends for Disney

  22. Mrs. Smith
    October 15th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Obama will use the MLK dedication ceremony for galvanizing his base using skin color as the common thread joining them together in pursuit of his 2012 re-election.

    If MLK could speak, he would be calling Obama a RACIST! Tossing this bamboozler out in the gutter as a dangerous dismantler of the Civil Rights movement integrating AAs into white society he and LBJ worked so hard to pass into Law.
    _________________

    Exactly.

  23. Leanora
    October 15th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    News of the troops being sent to Uganda came in Friday night’s document dump. The first of the troops have been there since Wednesday.
    ___________________

    This is an interesting video relating to the sudden interest in Uganda…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hIHK4qD4PIS.2125

    I also remember a Bill sponsored by Obama the same as the ONE in the video:

    S.2125

    Latest Title: Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006
    Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 12/16/2005)

    The Bill I read at the time has been subsequently amended to the final Bill passed… now known as
    (PL 109-456)

    What I see is the 100 troops Obama is sending to Uganda are not on an ambiguous mission. I believe they will be used for protecting the mining and extraction of companies already there with interests in Gas, Oil, Gold and Diamonds.

    In the original Bill proposed and sponsored by Obama. Hillary is a co-sponsor. As it turns out, the Secretary of State had final say in withholding Aide money for violations of the final agreement. (if appropriate) (I remember breathing a sigh of relief.) However, in the language used in the final version in the Law passed:

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ456/html/PLAW-109publ456.htm

    It does not contain any power whatsoever to the Secretary of State for witholding funding to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Sec 103-

    SEC. 103. <> BILATERAL ASSISTANCE TO THE
    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.

    (a) Funding for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007.–Of the amounts made available to carry out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of
    1954 (68 Stat. 454, chapter 469), and the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) for fiscal year 2006 and 2007, at least $52,000,000 for each such fiscal year should be allocated for bilateral assistance programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    (b) Future Year Funding.–It is the sense of Congress that the Department of State should submit budget requests in fiscal years 2008 and 2009 that contain increases in bilateral assistance for the Democratic Republic of the Congo that are appropriate if progress is
    being made, particularly cooperation by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, toward accomplishing the policy objectives described in section 102.
    _________________

    In SEC. 102 it still provides for:

    (8) to make all efforts to ensure that the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo–

    (A) is committed to responsible and transparent
    management of natural resources across the country; and

    (B) takes active measures–

    (i) to promote economic development;

    (ii) to hold accountable individuals who illegally exploit the country’s natural resources; and

    (iii) to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative by enacting laws requiring disclosure and independent auditing of company payments and government receipts for natural resource extraction;
    ______________

    This is a “sleeper-scandal”- that might end up embroiling Hillary in an Obama related scandal if she doesn’t realize it soon enough and find out specifically what he is up to sending our troops to Uganda. The Senate Bill she co-sponsored with Obama and he subsequently passed into Public Law, seems to have lost the intended oversight it maintained by the Dept of State in the Senate Bill by the time it was signed into Public Law by Obama.

    However, in the Public Law passed by Obama, the “legal” corporate plundering is allowed to go on of the Congo’s natural wealth in resources without a designated overseer named in the interests of accountability.

    Sounds like a Pay to Play scheme to me. Another inroad to filling Obama’s pockets.

  24. Leanora
    October 15th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    News of the troops being sent to Uganda came in Friday night’s document dump. The first of the troops have been there since Wednesday.
    ___________________

    This is an interesting video relating to the sudden interest in Uganda…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hIHK4qD4PIS.2125

    I also remember a Bill sponsored by Obama the same as the ONE in the video:

    S.2125

    Latest Title: Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006
    Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 12/16/2005)

    The Bill I read at the time has been subsequently amended to the final Bill passed… now known as
    (PL 109-456)

    What I see is the 100 troops Obama is sending to Uganda are not on an ambiguous mission. I believe they will be used for protecting the mining and extraction of companies already there with interests in Gas, Oil, Gold and Diamonds.

    In the original Bill proposed and sponsored by Obama. Hillary is a co-sponsor. As it turns out, the Secretary of State had final say in withholding Aide money for violations of the final agreement. (if appropriate) (I remember breathing a sigh of relief.) However, in the language used in the final version in the Law passed:

    h.. w… gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ456/html/PLAW-109publ456.htm

    It does not contain any power whatsoever to the Secretary of State for witholding funding to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Sec 103-

    SEC. 103. <> BILATERAL ASSISTANCE TO THE
    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO.

    (a) Funding for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007.–Of the amounts made available to carry out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of
    1954 (68 Stat. 454, chapter 469), and the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) for fiscal year 2006 and 2007, at least $52,000,000 for each such fiscal year should be allocated for bilateral assistance programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    (b) Future Year Funding.–It is the sense of Congress that the Department of State should submit budget requests in fiscal years 2008 and 2009 that contain increases in bilateral assistance for the Democratic Republic of the Congo that are appropriate if progress is
    being made, particularly cooperation by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, toward accomplishing the policy objectives described in section 102.
    _________________

    In SEC. 102 it still provides for:

    (8) to make all efforts to ensure that the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo–

    (A) is committed to responsible and transparent
    management of natural resources across the country; and

    (B) takes active measures–

    (i) to promote economic development;

    (ii) to hold accountable individuals who illegally exploit the country’s natural resources; and

    (iii) to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative by enacting laws requiring disclosure and independent auditing of company payments and government receipts for natural resource extraction;
    ______________

    This is a “sleeper-scandal”- that might end up embroiling Hillary in an Obama related scandal if she doesn’t realize it soon enough and find out specifically what he is up to sending our troops to Uganda. The Senate Bill she co-sponsored with Obama and he subsequently passed into Public Law, seems to have lost the intended oversight it maintained by the Dept of State in the Senate Bill by the time it was signed into Public Law by Obama.

    However, in the Public Law passed by Obama, the “legal” corporate plundering is allowed to go on of the Congo’s natural wealth in resources without a designated overseer named in the interests of accountability.

    Sounds like a Pay to Play scheme to me. Another inroad to filling Obama’s pockets.

  25. I am very confused — a kick ass concert celebrating the 10 year anniversary of CGI with both Hill and Bill in attendance with amazing talent and I cannot find a positive comment any where. Pro Hillary blogs silent.
    No shortage of negatives but wow.

  26. JanH @ 7-ish last night:
    Agreed. Earlier in the day, I’d surmised that he might show up at Wall Street to calm the masses, disperse them to do their work in their home towns, thus becoming the leader who hears their plea and promise to take ownership of the problem (wink wink) and resolve it (wink wink wink).
    But you are correct. He will need to immerse himself in MLK first. MLK may not have been all he seemed, but he is well-regarded in retrospect … his marches, if memory serves, were not the overbearing disrespectful displays we are currently subjected to.

    Then he can part the waters at Wall Street.

  27. New comment at pumapac:

    The Obama campaign fund graph machine has cranked up again. Have you heard about those hundreds of thousands of “new” donors? Well, the third quarter FEC report is in and there are only about 127,000 records for donations, year to date.

    It is even worse than 2008 where 1/3 of the donations were unitemized. This time around 2/3rds of the contributions are listed as unitemized. Some stats are listed on the FECK obama team page. We are still finalizing the 2008 database so I am just going to be spot checking the new FEC reports.

  28. BASIL99
    October 15th, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    The Center for American Progress keeps popping up prominently in the DOE scandals. Steve Spinner, super bundler for both 2008 and again raising over 500,000 in 2011 per latest campaign reports, is a honcho at CAP for new tech and energy. He is the SOB who rammed,RAMMED the Solyndra loan through DOE although he had just signed an ethics agreement not to have anything to do with it because his wife’s law firm was involved up to their eyebrows in Solyndra. Until very recently he gave seminars on the joys of new tech and how to get federal bucks and would you like to donate to Obama (wink,wink). He was a super special adviser to DOE and it is looking more and more like he was there to facilitate fraud. He quit as soon as the Republicans started sniffing around in 2010 but he kept up his dog and pony bundling for Obama show with the lure of free DOE money.

    Another Center for American Progress veteran is Carol Browner. She worked IN the White House and her name is popping up in the Solyndra mess. She met with the DOE loan applicants in the WH. She is environmentalist with “special interest” in green energy. She also quit in 2010 when the Republicans started sniffing around and went back to CAP. She and Van Jones have ties with Campus Progress which is an offshoot of CAP and it too is funded by Soros. Is Campus Progress tied in with OWS since they already have the infrastructure to rabble rouse the students? Now Podesta is tied in. There needs to be a special prosecutor with RICO background.

  29. BASIL99 October 15th, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    Musings on Zoo-cootie occupiers
    _______________

    Something sure does stink in NY.

    Do you have a link for that information about Brookfield, Podesta and the loan guarantee?

    I’d like to pass it on to others.

    Thanks so much for posting.

  30. henry
    October 16th, 2011 at 3:01 am

    I am very confused — a kick ass concert celebrating the 10 year anniversary of CGI with both Hill and Bill in attendance with amazing talent and I cannot find a positive comment any where. Pro Hillary blogs silent.
    No shortage of negatives but wow.
    _________________

    henry- I listened to the concert until 1am. I did see Bill and Hillary sitting in the front row but only for a moment. I had 3 browsers open in 5-6 different windows and did the research I posted listening to the music. I also listened to the interviews from the celebs who have been working with CGI explaining their ideas and causes they support through CGI. Lauren Bush/FEED Bags Program, Maria Bello, Julia Ormond, Cookie Monster and Elmo… The music was fantastic coming from a packed house. Although, I didn’t get to see Bono and Gaga- they must have saved the biggest stars towards the end of the show..

    Everyone seemed to be blown away with the size and scope of Bill’s party. All mentioned the same theme… Bill is one heck of a guy for all the good he has done around the world…

    henry, can you post a link to the negatives…

  31. “There needs to be a special prosecutor with RICO background.”

    Agreed, but we can’t even get Holder investigated thoroughly.

    😡

  32. Sheeze, missed Bill telling jokes.. I hope they have it all recorded on the CGI site.

    Lester Holt remarked, Bill’s Party was the size seen at an awards night gala.. well, ya gotta pack 65 yrs into a party somehow.. Bill eligible for SS.. heh!

  33. “I was going to attend the first event here in Pittsburgh today out of a morbid curiosity but it was cold and damp and the bus stop was comfortingly close to a bar.
    Little after noon so I opted for the bar.”

    Hahahahaha. Sounds like a good choice.

    😉

  34. Basil

    Brenda Elliot is one of the BEST researchers around- She is a digger and puzzle master…

    At the Bottom or the Top of it all- no surprise seeing the involvement of George Soros. I often wondered why Podesta is so foolish to align himself with Soros. Is he that desperate for money… When is enough enough?

    Well believe me when I tell you.. this Uganda thing makes Solyndra and all the other energy efficient companies going to Obama’s donors look like child’s play. What Obama will be using our troops for basically is this… His own personal gain- handing out contracts to the highest bidder for the rare minerals plundered in the Congo and residual cash coming to him in the future in the way of stock options..not in his name of course… Like he did with his residence in Chicago, assigning the deed to his private residence in the name of a Judge.

    And to think Obama cut his teeth on the ways and means of corruption in the city of Chicago with Rezko and Blago as accomplices.

    These people- yes, the current tenants in our White House make me sick to my stomach..

  35. I would really love to see an article on Obama’s top 25 bundlers. No blog that I know of has covered this in much detail. Who are they? What did they bundle? What “benefits” have they received? You do great investigation here…why not consider it?

  36. BASIL99
    October 16th, 2011 at 8:25 am
    Agreed, but we can’t even get Holder investigated thoroughly.

    Unfortunately it takes time. Issa is after Holder and will be on Face the Nation talking about Fast and Furious. I may be wrong but I think this is the first major network newsshow to cover it.

  37. I was waiting for this…

    Treachery

    Hamas Threatens to Scuttle Shalit Deal,

    Demands Release of All Female Prisoners

    on Sunday, October 16, 2011

    t should surprise no one that an organization dedicated to racism and mass murder cannot be trusted. Hamas has just reminded of this fact by threatening to derail the prisoner exchange deal that is to bring kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit back to Israel on Tuesday.

    According to Ynet,

    Hamas is expected to demand the Israeli delegation that is set to arrive in Cairo on Saturday to agree to release all female Palestinian prisoners held in Israel – and not just the 27 currently included in the deal.

    Hamas sources are apparently using the excuse that “pressure from the Israeli Arab public” motivated its sudden about-face.

    Meanwhile, the exclusion of three female Israeli Arab prisoners has angered the community’s leaders. The matter has caused an embarrassment to Hamas, whose officials have been claiming that all female Palestinian prisoners are to be freed as part of the deal. Eight Arab-Israeli prisoners are to be freed in the swap, including two female convicts.

    Hamas is claiming further that it had attempted to request the release of all female prisoners, but had been rebuffed by Egyptian mediators.

    It is likely that all of these excuses are distortions and/or outright lies. The more likely explanation is that the move is part of a conscious strategy to drag still more concessions out of Israel.

    It is in the nature of extremist organizations like Hamas to be unsatisfied with any agreement that fails to live up to their maximalist demands, and it is not surprising that they should exploit the looming deadline for the exchange in order to further their demands, perhaps hoping that Israel will be reluctant to puncture the public euphoria over Shalit’s release.

    If Israel gives in on the issue of female prisoners, Hamas will have no reason not to further its demands. A senior Egyptian official recently told Haaretz,

    Israel vetoed the release of a number of terrorists, among whom were Marwan Barghouti and Ahmed Saadat. The Egyptians and Hamas, he said, fought until the last minute to have Barghouti included in the list of Palestinian prisoners to be released, but the Israelis refused, saying it was impossible, for his release could only be arranged through a separate Cabinet ruling.

    It seems likely that the next set of Hamas demands will be the release of these terrorist leaders.

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/hamas-treachery.php

  38. holdthemaccountable
    October 16th, 2011 at 5:48 am

    New comment at pumapac:

    The Obama campaign fund graph machine has cranked up again. Have you heard about those hundreds of thousands of “new” donors? Well, the third quarter FEC report is in and there are only about 127,000 records for donations, year to date.

    It is even worse than 2008 where 1/3 of the donations were unitemized. This time around 2/3rds of the contributions are listed as unitemized. Some stats are listed on the FECK obama team page. We are still finalizing the 2008 database so I am just going to be spot checking the new FEC reports.
    _______________

    apologies, hta- just remembered you posted something yesterday on the volume of undocumented donations to Obama.. Good information pumapac has archived there.

    anyone interested can find Obama’s donation info go to: http://pumapac.org

  39. WOW!

    I just saw Cain on MTP and he did not give one inch to Gregory. he stood his ground, supported his positions, touted his accomplishments and came across super strong.

    I was impressed. It is the first time I have been really impressed with Cain. He delivered a powerful performance. (IMHO)

    Yes, Mrs. Smith, I agree about Brenda. She is fantastic.

  40. Well, JanH-

    You were right! Hammas is going to demand every single solitary prisoner held by Israel given up in the trade to get Shalit home.

    At this point, I hope Bibi does something extremely clever, like sending in the Mossad to bring Shalit home and giving them the middle finger salute on their way out of the country.

  41. JanH
    October 16th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Fabulous video of Lady Gaga personally entertaining
    the Clintons… Bill was blushing… did you see it.. The Irish blush?

  42. Van Jones shows up to lead the parade for those stupid enough to get sucked into the fray!
    __________________

    Nazis and Communists Throw Their Support Behind Occupy Wall Street Movements. WHY the NAZI Party supports Occupy Wall St..

    by Jim Hoft October 15, 2011

    The American Nazi Party likes what it sees.
    Today the American Nazi Party released a statement in support of Occupy Wall Street movement:

    The foremost authority on National Socialism in America has this to say about “Occupy” [ANP leader Rocky Suhayda -ed.] :

    What is really MISSING – is the “MOVEMENT” from these popular protests – its time to pull WN heads out of their collective ass’s, and JOIN IN the attack on Judeo-Capitalism.

    What do you suggest? That WN Working Class White people DEFEND the Judeo-Capitalists? IF the “movement” wasn’t so PATHETIC it would be OUT THERE – LEADING these protests!

    The fact that its these “lefties” as you call them, who are picking up the ball and running with it – only shows how much more in tune THEY are with the fed up masses of White Workers, than the fossilized, reactionary “right-wing”.

    WHO holds the WEALTH and POWER in this country – the JUDEO-CAPITALISTS. WHO is therefore the #1 ENEMY who makes all this filth happen – the JUDEO-CAPITALISTS. WHO therefore do WN need to FIGHT?

    My heart is right there with these people, perhaps someday the “movement” will SHOW the same COURAGE and DEDICATION that these people OUT THERE FIGHTING are SHOWING!

    Sincerely, ROCKY SUHAYDA Hail Victory! 88!

    Then there’s this…

    The Communist Party USA also supports the Obama-endorsed Occupy Wall Street Protests.

    From the CPUSA website:

    This is an exciting time! Thousands of mainly young people have been occupying Wall Street for three weeks already, and the “Occupy Movement” has spread to more than 200 other cities. On Oct. 6 the actions spread to our nation’s capital.

    The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) will hold a national teleconference to discuss it:

    Arturo Cambron
    The Communist Party and the Occupy L.A. Movement
    Tuesday, October 11, 8 pm Eastern
    Teleconference number: 605-475-4850 (please note this is the corrected number. ignore previous.)
    Access code: 1053538#

    Southern California Party leader Arturo Cambron will share how the CPUSA and Young Communist League (YCL) are working in “Occupy Los Angeles.”

    This movement, also known as the “99% movement,” is being hailed across the country. Movements and organizations are reaching out in solidarity. The AFL-CIO is opening union halls and offering other material assistance. Ordinary people are donating food, money and materials.

    In many areas, the “Occupy Movement” is linking up with the National American Wants to Work Week of Actions, Oct. 10-16.

    No doubt the “Arab Spring” demonstrations and those that exploded in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere have inspired it. But underlying it all is the economic crisis, the massive unemployment and growing realization that nothing is getting better, and in fact we may be slipping into a “double dip” crisis. The crushing student debt and the feeling of being locked out of society with no future compound this.

    The movement is the newest wrinkle in the all-people’s upsurge against the banks and corporations and reflects a new level of class-consciousness.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/figures-nazi-party-throws-support-behind-occupy-wall-street-movement/

  43. The Obama MLK speech is more Obama less MLK. Tomorrow’s reviews of the speech, if they are fair, will note that Obama is using the speech to defend himself from critics. It’s truly a disgusting speech from a disgusting flim-flam man.

  44. admin
    October 16th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    The Obama MLK speech is more Obama less MLK. Tomorrow’s reviews of the speech, if they are fair, will note that Obama is using the speech to defend himself from critics. It’s truly a disgusting speech from a disgusting flim-flam man.

    ———

    Yep.

  45. JanH
    October 16th, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Lady Gaga – Bad Romance & Speech at Decade Difference Concert Bill Clinton Foundation

    ——–
    Loved it. Bill seemed a little embarrassed…making mention to a bad romance, but Hillary really enjoyed it and was rocking out watching Gaga.

  46. New York Magazine:

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/10/occupy_wall_street_destroys_ca.html

    Occupy Wall Street: Fighting Capitalism, One Food Cart at a Time

    Even as Occupy Wall Street protesters are decrying the grip of big business on America, they are causing angst for some small business that are well within the 99 percent: The New York food carts and tourist stands that surround Zuccotti Park. And while the occupation has been compared to the Arab Spring and Tahrir Square, the mostly Egyptian kebab cookers and breakfast sellers who are losing their livelihoods aren’t too sure.

    Zizi Elnagouri, a voluble native of Alexandria, Egypt, has spent five years selling pastries on the corner of Cedar and Broadway. She whirled her hands as she spoke, flapping her apron to make a point. “From the beginning of this, we lost all our business,” she lamented. Elnagouri took matters into her own hands, venturing out into the square to tell the occupiers “we are out of business.” Some were glad and others sympathetic. But Zizi was shocked. “I couldn’t believe they were American. Do you see how they look? What they are wearing? I don’t believe. This must be the Third World!” Zizi is accustomed to well-fed New Yorkers in suits, not people begging for free doughnuts. “Sometimes they buy coffee … it depends on who gives them money. I feel sad for them. It’s hard for Americans to start the day without coffee.” But although she said the destitution in the square reminded her of the Third World, the occupation didn’t strike her as another Tahrir. “We were fighting for a big, big thing: for life, to eat, against a giant snake that would kill us.” Unsurprisingly, she employs a smart breakfast metaphor: “Here, they’re not fighting to eat, say, regular bread, but … special bagels or something.

    Magdy, who runs a halal cart and grins when he gets nervous, asked that his last name be kept anonymous; he was afraid for his operating license. Magdy moved from Cairo two years ago and, in his opinion, “all this is not much like our revolution.” Magdy had a question for me. “Are these people for real? Do you know?” I asked him what he thought. “I don’t know. I have no idea what these people want. But they aren’t buying.” Business has “not been good” since the occupation came to town. As we spoke, an occupier came up and started yelling slogans outside. He rolled his eyes and turned away.

    The most outwardly angry of the Egyptians was John, also from Alexandria, who specializes in falafel (very good, spicy falafel). He’s been working on Cedar Street for ten years and told me last week, “This is terrible business. I hope they get the money they’re protesting for, then they can give me some.” Today, he was more explicit. “I don’t want them here. They don’t buy, they get food inside. Now I need money from the government.” He hinted that he had lost his temper with occupiers before, but wouldn’t go into details.

    In the crush of the park, it’s difficult to move the carts from place to place at the beginning and end of the day. For Ahmed and Mustafah Abed, both New Yorkers, this means an all-night hot-dog vigil. “We can’t leave. People are sleeping in the park, so if we leave, we can’t bring our cart back in,” said Ahmed. His father, another Egyptian immigrant, has owned the stand on the corner “since before they built the World Trade Center.” But now, his sons have had to join on permanently to keep the family business alive. Though they sympathize with the occupation’s aims, Ahmed says their stand has lost most of its old customers. “I support what the protesters are saying … but man, this is bad.”

    It’s not just the Egyptians. According to Maria Fernandez, who works at Panini and Co., “business is very bad, less people are coming in.” They’ve also had problems with occupiers messing up their bathroom. Juan, another New Yorker, sells tourist trinkets on the far corner of the square; he asked his last name be kept private for licensing reasons. “Business is down since they got here,” he told me last week. “They should really find something else to do.” He still has his old stock of brass, Wall Street bull replicas on the table: a tough sell with this crowd.

  47. This doesn’t sound much like WN “released a statement in support of Occupy Wall Street movement.”

    its time to pull WN heads out of their collective ass’s, and JOIN IN

    It sounds more like some individual complaining that WN is NOT supporting OWS.

  48. This piqued my interest. We’ve all talked on here about the fishy links between Ayers, Obama, and Con Edison of Chicago.

    I was completely unaware that ConEd was the one leasing the Ground Zero Mosque people half “their” property. Not drawing any conclusions at all, it’s just that my ears perk up and my sniffer goes off whenever I see Con Ed connected to anything.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/evict_threat_for_mosque_lIbVwVeDv8FaBnnPEyuLmN

  49. “Such regulations may, no doubt, be considered as in some respect a violation of natural liberty. But those exertions of the natural liberty of a few individuals, which might endanger the security of the whole society, are, and ought to be, restrained by the laws of all governments; of the most free, as well as or the most despotical. The obligation of building party walls, in order to prevent the communication of fire, is a violation of natural liberty, exactly of the same kind with the regulations of the banking trade which are here proposed.”
    — attributed to Adam Smith, on the need for banking regulations.

  50. I don’t know of a single person other than true anarchists who are in favor of zero banking regulations. No one.

  51. In previous coverage of the Park51 project (which is NOT a mosque and is NOT at ‘ground zero’), the Con Ed factor was made clear. Con Ed has for years been under a contract which requires them to go along with future changes of ownership that meet certain clear criteria, which this purchase did.

  52. In the video I posted above, some of the Occupiers cheer for Herman Cain. Interesting.

    ======================

    Yes, very interesting. I’m sure someone will explain to us why Soros (who controls every detail of OWS) wants it to support Cain, who must himself threfore be a puppet of Soros.

    Or the cheers might be for the same reason that some OWS people are saying the TP was good till co-opted, and some TP people have joined OWS — because they all, like Cain, oppose crony capitalism.

  53. h4t,

    As long as you’re around, you had a post on a previous thread accusing the OWS of ‘envying’ people who made/had more.

    Pls distinguish ‘zero sum’ game from unlimited expansion.

    Where the pie is unlimited (eg income in a ‘Kenyesian’ money-printing system) your point would make sense.

    But where resources are limited (eg real estate) the bigger slice the 1% has, the less is available for everyone else.

  54. The story posted by HillaryForTexas – New York Post today on the Mosque of Doom:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/evict_threat_for_mosque_lIbVwVeDv8FaBnnPEyuLmN

    Con Ed says it will evict Ground Zero mosque unless developer pays $1.7 million in back rent

    Pay up or get out.

    Con Ed has given the Ground Zero mosque an ultimatum: Pay the $1.7 million you owe in back rent, or we’ll terminate your lease and take back our property.

    Con Ed and mosque developer Park51 have an unusual, uneasy alliance, sharing ownership of a site slated to be one of the most controversial projects in city history.

    The utility owns a former substation on the western half of the property, at 51 Park Place, and the mosque developers own a five-story building on the eastern half. The buildings were connected years ago and used to house a Burlington Coat Factory store.

    Park51, which leases the substation from Con Ed, wants the two buildings so it can knock both down and build a $100 million, 15-story community center.

    But the plan hit a major obstacle in August when Con Ed raised the rent from $2,750 a month, a rate set in 1972, to $47,437 a month, retroactive to July 31, 2008, The Post has learned.

    GROUND ZERO MOSQUE DOESN’T HAVE A PAYER

    When the mosque failed to fork over the $1.7 million, the utility fired off a letter demanding the money by Oct. 4 and threatening to evict.

    Park51 principals responded with a lawsuit to stop the increase, calling Con Ed’s rent demands “outrageous.”

    “Whether it is bowing to political pressure or seeking to retain the valuable premises for itself, Con Ed appears intent on proceeding with its wrongful termination,” argued Sharif El-Gamal, the lead Park51 developer.

    Gamal said Con Ed’s move also wipes out his ability to eventually buy the substation building, where the Park51 developers have converted the first floor into a prayer space. They turned the first floor of the adjoining building into a cultural center and recently debuted their first event, a photography exhibit.

    The modest space is in sharp contrast to the expansive plans unveiled last year that generated worldwide controversy for their proximity to Ground Zero.

    Gamal’s group bought the building at 45-47 Park Place in 2009 for $4.8 million and, at the same time, paid $700,000 for the lease at the substation.

    The deal was considered a bargain as the entire property had been on the market for $18 million only a few years earlier.

    The lease with Con Ed included an option to buy, which Gamal said in 2010 that he wanted to pursue. If he doesn’t own the Con Ed property, he would have to get any demolition approved by the utility.

    After conflicting appraisals of the property by Gamal and Con Ed, it seems both sides came to an agreement this summer.

    Court papers show that the appraised price for the Con Ed property is $10.7 million. But Gamal contends Con Ed’s math was faulty when it calculated the rent, saying it owes only $881,519 in back rent and should have to pay $25,875 a month going forward.

    Gamal got a court order to temporarily prevent Con Ed from ending his lease.

    A hearing is set for Nov. 17.

  55. What’s up with this?:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/187787-trump-to-join-bachmann-for-tele-townhall

    GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will participate in a “tele-townhall” with New York businessman Donald Trump on Monday.

    “This is an incredible opportunity for you and everyone from Team Bachmann to hear from a businessman who knows firsthand that Barack Obama’s failed policies are crippling our nation’s job creators,” said Bachmann in an email to supporters.

    “Donald Trump and I will discuss the state of the race, along with the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” she added.

    During the tele-townhall scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 17, Bachmann and Trump will answer questions from the audience.

    Trump considered entering the GOP race earlier in the year and has yet to close the door on a possible presidential bid.

  56. Hang on to your stomachs, here’s some Obama using MLK to help himself (as usual):

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/16/remarks-president-martin-luther-king-jr-memorial-dedication

    Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington, our work, Dr. King’s work, is not yet complete. We gather here at a moment of great challenge and great change. In the first decade of this new century, we have been tested by war and by tragedy; by an economic crisis and its aftermath that has left millions out of work, and poverty on the rise, and millions more just struggling to get by. Indeed, even before this crisis struck, we had endured a decade of rising inequality and stagnant wages. In too many troubled neighborhoods across the country, the conditions of our poorest citizens appear little changed from what existed 50 years ago -– neighborhoods with underfunded schools and broken-down slums, inadequate health care, constant violence, neighborhoods in which too many young people grow up with little hope and few prospects for the future.

    Our work is not done. And so on this day, in which we celebrate a man and a movement that did so much for this country, let us draw strength from those earlier struggles. First and foremost, let us remember that change has never been quick. Change has never been simple, or without controversy. Change depends on persistence. Change requires determination. It took a full decade before the moral guidance of Brown v. Board of Education was translated into the enforcement measures of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, but those 10 long years did not lead Dr. King to give up. He kept on pushing, he kept on speaking, he kept on marching until change finally came. (Applause.)

    And then when, even after the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act passed, African Americans still found themselves trapped in pockets of poverty across the country, Dr. King didn’t say those laws were a failure; he didn’t say this is too hard; he didn’t say, let’s settle for what we got and go home. Instead he said, let’s take those victories and broaden our mission to achieve not just civil and political equality but also economic justice; let’s fight for a living wage and better schools and jobs for all who are willing to work. In other words, when met with hardship, when confronting disappointment, Dr. King refused to accept what he called the “isness” of today. He kept pushing towards the “oughtness” of tomorrow…

  57. BORING Community Organizer BS-

    I hope Obama retells the story of the poor people living in section 8 housing freezing without heat over the winter in Chicago. When they called their Dist Rep, Barack Obama, his office informed them, he was representing the contractor who built their apartments and was unavailable.

  58. These Hitler parodies are always funny no matter what topic is the focus of the joke (but the “cow” comment isn’t funny ever):

  59. in August when Con Ed raised the rent from $2,750 a month, a rate set in 1972, to $47,437 a month, retroactive to July 31, 2008, The Post has learned.

    ==========================

    That does sound fishy.

  60. Hundreds arrested at ‘Occupy’ events in Chicago, Denver, Arizona, as movement spreads across U.S.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/16/2011-10-16_hundreds_arrested_at_occupy_events_in_chicago_denver_arizona_as_movement_spreads.html#ixzz1azMGdxfR

    Hasn’t admin and other prophetic posters mulled the idea over the past few years of BO wanting an excuse to impose martial law?

    Is that the game plan? Is this the means? Smart to have whitey protesting. Strange how gangs of wilding teens caught on cellphones and video over the past few months have barely made national news but a few cops defending OTHERS against protesters is now reported on 24-7.

    Strange that the tea party was ACCUSED of violence and yet no proof ever surfaced. strange how thousands of the OWS group are breaking laws and no one seems to mind. Selective media, selective propaganda, business as usual

    How apropos, admin, that you posted a Hitler flick voiceover with the BO impeachment the plotline.

    These OWS fools remind me of the Hitlerian zombies who succumbed to brainwashing and groupthink. Look at what the end result was there.

  61. http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/american_banker_shows_doj_sat.php
    American Banker Shows DOJ Sat On a Bank-Kickback Scandal
    HUD says big banks got $6 billion, but the attorney general does nothing
    By Ryan Chittum
    TAGS: Antitrust, Bribery, Department of Justice, HUD, Obama
    Jeff Horwitz has a big scoop in today’s paper, reporting on a HUD investigation that says banks forced mortgage insurers to pay them $6 billion in kickbacks over ten years. HUD’s inspector general tied a bow on the case and presented it to Obama’s Department of Justice, which has sat on it for two years now.
    It’s just the latest example of the Obama administration not going after the banks.

    ==================

    Story simplified here at cjr, links to full story with details at Am Banker.

  62. Interesting. The Friday document dump has pretty much blown the “Bush did it too” defense of Fast and Furious out of the water.

    Yes, there was a similar program under Bush. That one, unlike F&F, had the supposed cooperation of counterparts in Mexico. Yes, that one lost track of a few guns. But by accident, when the Mexicans did not do their part – not by intent. And as soon as the problem occurred? THEY SHUT IT DOWN.

    The Associated Press article goes on to paint the picture of a serially incompetent ATF office that began acting in a dangerous manner in 2007 and which continued until ATF whistleblowers came forward after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down in December of 2010, in a variation of the “Bush did it” meme that has long been a reflexive defense mechanism of the Obama White House.

    But the ABC News article paints a very different picture, using newly obtained emails between ATF supervisors running Operation Wide Receiver:

    “ATF agents observed this vehicle [carrying guns] commit to the border and reach the Mexican side until it could no longer be seen,” Carroll wrote in a Sept. 28, 2007 email. “We, the ATF … did not get a response from the Mexican side until 20 minutes later, who then informed us that they did not see the vehicle cross. For the first time we are working hand in hand with the GOM [Government of Mexico] and providing them with what they want and this is what we get!”

    The following day, ATF Acting Director for Field Operation William Hoover was demanding information on the strategy.

    “Have we discussed the strategy with the U.S. Attorney’s Office re letting the guns walk? Do we have this approval in writing? Have we discussed and thought thru the consequences of same?” Hoover wrote to Newell and Carroll. “Are we tracking south of the border? Same re U.S. Attorney’s Office. Did we find out why they missed the hand-off of the vehicle? What are the expected outcomes?

    “I do not want any firearms to go south until further notice,” Hoover wrote on Oct 5. “I expect a full briefing paper on my desk Tuesday morning from SAC Newell with every question answered.”

    On Oct. 6, 2007, Newell wrote in an email, “I’m so frustrated with this whole mess I’m shutting the case down and any further attempts to do something similar. We’re done trying to pursue new and innovative initiatives – it’s not worth the hassle.”

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/new-documents-highlight-differences-in-bush-era-obama-era-gunrunner-investigations/

  63. Our WH is now a rats nest.Want to see who the oOUR OUR dEMOCRACYccupanys are? All hand picked by the MESSIAH from Chicago Al Capones HQ and Bo wanted to move the WH and his Hu there.This flloing article gives complete and scary account on whaT DID o our our HAPPEN AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN in the coming days and months.Please Draft Hillary NOW.

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  64. BUSTED! So guess who is part of the organizing group for OWS? Why, some of our old friends, Obama’s Journolisters!

    Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. Someone has made the emails from the Occupy D.C. email distro public and searchable. The names in the list are a veritable who’s who in media.

    Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone’s Matt Tiabbi who both are actively participating

    http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/10/16/journolist-2-0-occupydc-emails-show-msm-dylan-ratigan-working-with-protesters-to-craft-message/

  65. Obama’s Pennsylvania problem
    By Salena Zito, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Minutes stretched on awkwardly after U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke to local Democrats. Yet that was less uncomfortable than one man’s attempt to break the silence.
    “Let’s go Obama!” he shouted, clapping loudly.
    No response.
    It was a reaction you’d expect at a Republican rally — not from Pittsburgh unionists, elected Democrats and other party faithful gathered to support Barack Obama’s jobs bill.
    While the event’s lackluster attendance might be attributed to poor planning (cardinal rule in politics: never book a room you can’t fill), there is no excuse for Democrats’ lack of applause for a Democrat president.
    Obama has a Pennsylvania problem, particularly with working-class Democrats and women who supported Hillary Clinton in 2008.
    He eventually won them over (along with young people and blacks), beating Republican John McCain by nearly 10 points.
    Today, not so much — largely based on loss of trust.
    Candidates know they can evoke strong negative feelings and still win back voters. But voters’ trust is nearly impossible to recover.
    “A lot of working-class and middle-class Democrats in Pennsylvania see candidates through the prism of their values,” said one party strategist working to win back distrustful voters for Obama. This time, he admitted, the task “is more of a challenge.”
    Actually, Obama has trouble all around, according to Mark Rozell, public policy professor at George Mason University: “The liberal core is unhappy with his policies and won’t turn out for him as solidly as in 2008, and … independents and so-called Reagan Democrats are abandoning him in large numbers.”
    Signs of discontent are seen even among blacks.
    State Sen. Tim Solobay found the lack of enthusiasm at last week’s event “weird.” He wondered if Democrats here see Obama as far less moderate than themselves, “plus there is this perception that no one can get along in Washington.”
    “Leadership begins at the top,” said John Griffith, who lives across the state in Easton. A carpenter who served as a soldier in Bosnia, he voted for Obama in 2008; he now considers himself an independent.
    “I’d vote for Colin Powell,” he said, explaining how his heart has strayed.
    A battle is raging for Democrats’ souls, Rozell believes: “The moderate wing seems without direction, other than its argument that the party needs to do what is necessary to win election.”
    Obama’s Electoral College calculus is complicated by not polling well among white Jacksonian Democrats, said Curt Nicholas, a Baylor University political science professor.
    That may put “several electorally rich, traditionally Dem-leaning states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania into play, while convincing many that he has less chance … of winning traditional battleground states like Ohio, Iowa and Florida,” he said.
    Obama polls slightly better — but still not that well — in Nevada, Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia, due to an influx of Latino voters in the first two and to highly educated professional whites in the others.
    That’s why he’ll begin a “jobs” bus tour in Virginia and North Carolina on Monday.
    Nicholas said Obama’s “class-based populist attacks … are traditionally thought to appeal to the ‘Jacksonian’ white voters that he is polling the worst with, while repelling the professional white voters he is close to doing well with.
    “That tack only works if the populist attacks are rhetorical” and don’t harm “the gentry whites’ economic interests.”
    Ted Manning owns The Pita Pit, three blocks from where Obama spoke in Pittsburgh. How ironic, he thought, that Obama talked about small-business jobs when his visit caused Manning to lose revenue.
    “I’m probably off at least 50 percent today,” he said amid streets blocked off for Obama’s visit.
    Manning doesn’t blame Obama for the bad economy, “but he hasn’t earned my vote, either. He hasn’t shown me he can get the job done.”
    In his speech, Obama cited the 100-year-old Hulton Bridge as an example of work his jobs bill would create.
    That project is already set for mid-2013, according to PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi: “Right now, (it) is in the engineering and design stage.”
    Struzzi can name a dozen projects that would create construction jobs “but not that one specifically.

  66. lil ole grape October 17th, 2011 at 12:56 am : a very sweet read. People in PA do a lot of weird things … but the older generation has no tolerance for certain immoralities .. eg even Bill Clinton is a hard sell among the local friends.
    ————-
    Within the last hour, Philadephia station 6abc has aired the following of interest to me:
    1. Jane King of Bloomsberg reported: President Obama is visiting … while his jobs bill remains stalled in the REPUBLICAN-led Senate. [Huh? Did something happen to Harry Reid?]
    2.ABC Corporate via Yungie deNies [or however you spell her name] reports that there’s no quality shrimp in the Gulf. Shrimpers report worst year ever. All boats are docked. Mutations in a lower level food chain creature living their (killefish – spelling?) have been documented.

  67. Holdthemaccountable: there is a big difference between the people of eastern and western PA … Philly is more “east coast” and Pgh is more Midwest. The lack of support for Obummer in Pgh also clues me as to surrounding Ohio, W. Va, Kentucky

  68. Very bad Nevada economy threatens Obama
    Oct 17 04:21 AM US/Eastern
    By CRISTINA SILVA
    Associated Press

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) – Look no further than Nevada—and this swing voting city—to understand why President Barack Obama may not win re-election next fall.
    Unemployment has grown to 13.4 percent, well above the national average, in recent months. The state has the highest foreclosure rate and record bankruptcies. And shuttered casinos collect dust along the glittering Las Vegas Strip that’s usually a robust artery of jobs.

    “Obama’s hope hasn’t done anything,” grouses Larry James, a security guard who moved here from Philadelphia for work a decade ago, back when the state was booming.

    It’s so bad here that even the president’s fans worry about the country firing him—and Nevadans helping.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9QDUB380&show_article=1

  69. Clinton shoots down 2016 bid — again

    By: Mackenzie Weinger
    October 17, 2011 08:29 AM EDT

    Hillary Clinton again shot down any talk of a 2016 presidential bid on the “Today” show Monday, but did not completely discount another run for office.

    During an interview that delved into the behind-the-scenes life of the secretary of State, NBC News’s Savannah Guthrie asked Clinton whether she would ever run again for president. Clinton responded, unequivocally, “no.”

    “No, you know, Savannah, I’m very privileged to have had the opportunity to serve my country. I’m really old-fashioned. I feel I have made my contribution. I have done the best I can. But now I want to try some other things. I want to get back to writing and maybe some teaching, working on women and girls around the world.”

    But Clinton said she would not totally shut the door on politics, adding that people will have to “just watch and wait” for what she decides to do next.

    “I have made my contribution. I’m very grateful I have had the chance to serve, but I think it’s time for others to step up,” Clinton said.

    Clinton also addressed charges from critics of President Barack Obama that the United States would be in a better position if she had been elected president.

    “It feels irrelevant to me,” Clinton said. “Because a decision was made. I think the president has done an excellent job under the most difficult circumstances.”

    That kind of talk does not make her feel vindicated, Clinton told Guthrie.

    “I feel maybe because I have been at this and do have 20 years of work behind me, I feel like this is all predictable,” Clinton said. “We are living in times that are hard to navigate. We need leadership that’s willing to make hard decisions, and I think the president has done that.”

    Guthrie asked Clinton whether her daughter Chelsea — who has been increasingly active in the public eye in recent months — might follow in her parents’ footsteps and go into politics.

    “I don’t know,” Clinton said. “I don’t have any reason to believe that. I think she does have the public service bug. That seems to be in our DNA.”

    As for her own legacy, Clinton said she hopes her tenure as secretary of State is remembered as a time when America’s top position in the world was reaffirmed.

    “That despite difficult circumstances when President Obama and I started our jobs, we have reasserted American leadership,” Clinton said. “We are going to lead despite other countries coming to the forefront. We are going to lead because America is destined to lead.”

    NBC gave a preview of the interview last week, airing a clip of Clinton telling Guthrie there was no chance she would be on the Democratic ticket in the 2012 election.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66130.html

  70. lil o grape
    A bit dated
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11119/1142752-454.stm
    He visits here a lot more than any other president has.
    Don’t get the draw. And he doesn’t go out and meet the people . It’s always stuff at the universities or labor boards. pain in the ass when he does as it’s a small big town and makes commuting a pain in the a$$. If he loses Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) he is toast in the state.

  71. henry – the only people he can favorably impress are the youth. Or with unions, leverage rather than impress. Same for Michelle and youth. I’m expecting to see voter registration at ows any day now.

  72. holdthemaccountable

    wish that were true, but academia still seems rather smitten from what I can see.
    I have said this before– in certain circles he reminds me of Marc Rothko. The New Yorker- Harpers- new york magazine – NY times and others start gushing about him and how profound he is and those who want to be a part of the smart set become enraptured by his work. Elitist trendy.The people who look at a Rothko and just don’t get it are less than because they’re not one of the rarefied. Same people I know who get verklempt over Rothko react the same way to bambi.
    I can appreciate Rothko but find it freaky that college educated adults become overwhelmed viewing his work. i was at the Whitney back in the late 90’s and every well off person i was with extolled the virtues of the works. freaky scary as all they did was paraphrase what they were told they were seeing. Perhaps I am just a complete philistine but sorry don’t think I could ever be moved to tears by blue/on pink /on pick on blue. eye catching yes. Profound no. Sadly bambi is still the accessory du jour amongst many in academia and the wanna be hipsters..

  73. New poll out shows Cain beating Obama 43 to 41, and a lot of the country doesn’t even know who he is yet.

    He’s within five points of Romney in Mormon-heavy Nevada. Cain is also kicking ass in the racist racist south that’s full of nothing but confederate teabaggers.

    ATLANTA — Herman Cain holds a decisive lead in the South Carolina Republican primary, according to a survey conducted Sunday for The Augusta Chronicle.
    The InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research poll of 476 registered voters likely to vote in the GOP primary gave Cain 32 percent, twice the share of Mitt Romney’s 16.
    Rick Perry holds 12 percent, making him essentially tied with Romney because the difference is within the 5 percent margin of error.

  74. Out of curiosity is anyone who posts here young enough to have been exposed to Channel One every morning in home room. I had heard of it and knew Lisa Ling and anderson cooper had been a part of it, but know next to nothing about the content. Was it balanced? text books have to be approved but a daily newscast is not. Who controlled the content. I take umbrage with a school showing my kid biased news feeds. nine times out of ten I might agree with the feeds but politicizing my brat is not the schools job. Explains a lot about how a young man can scream foul while on his iPhone.

  75. henry, thanks for refining the opinion I submitted.
    lil ole, ditto what I’ve said to henry.
    ———————
    COT (Change of topic) Dow is down nearly 200….

  76. I’m expecting to see voter registration at ows any day now.

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    Didn’t Bill Clinton suggest something like that?

  77. Not sure if someone has already posted this or not:

    Hillary Clinton: ‘It’s Time for Others to Step Up’

    By Sophie Quinton

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton once again quashed rumors that she’s still interested in running for president, this time in an interview with NBC’s Today on Monday.

    “I’m really old-fashioned. I feel I have made my contribution,” Clinton said. “I’m very grateful I’ve had a chance to serve, but I think it’s time for others to step up.” Writing, teaching, and working on issues that affect women and girls will be in her future, Clinton assured NBC’s Savannah Guthrie; that and relaxing at home.

    Clinton shrugged off speculation that she should run against President Obama in 2012—or that she should have been elected instead of him in 2008. “It feels irrelevant to me,” Clinton said. She praised Obama for doing “an excellent job under the most difficult circumstances.”

    Clinton acknowledged that serving under Obama was initially awkward. Obama did, after all, beat her for the Democratic presidential nomination.

    “It was a hard-fought election. I wanted to beat him, and he ended up beating me,” Clinton said. “But he asked me to serve.” She added, “at the end of the day, you have to be bigger than politics.”

    Clinton said she gives Obama political advice “every so often,” but declined to elaborate.

    Clinton attributed her current popularity simply to her two decades in the public eye. “Because I have been on the public consciousness for so long and on the television screens and people’s homes, I think there is a comfort,” Clinton said.

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    Filtering though the writing of an obot that still thinks Obama WON over Hillary, she seems to be waiting to tell him, “I am though working my ass off for you and you can get off you skinny duff and start pulling your own weight or further sink like a stone.

    Hillary downplays her popularity, saying nothing about her earning our respect for her hard work and wisdom, but just that folks have gotten comfortable seeing her on teevee. 😆 😆

    Oh you joker, Hillary!

  78. admin
    October 16th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    These Hitler parodies are always funny no matter what topic is the focus of the joke (but the “cow” comment isn’t funny ever):

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    This is great, all but the cow comment….

  79. Murphy (over at the Pac) has a different spin on the OWS folks…

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    Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street!

    by murphy on October 17, 2011

    Updating to add YTTIK’s comment from downstairs because it sums it all up for me:

    “They now have Occupy condoms. And the Hot Chicks of Occupy.

    If this movement were not a dude-bro movement there would be signs about how 70% of the poor who live on less then a dollar a day are women, about how women only own 1% of the world’s property, how women, even in the US, only earn 78 cents on the dollar, if they are paid at all. How can you have a movement for economic justice and not focus on the economic injustice women have been experiencing for centuries?

    The irony of those condoms really gets to me. “…lots of people out there are tired of feeling screwed. Occupy Condoms say it all in a neat little package while affording young protestors the protection they need to stay safe in the passionate frenzy that is social protest.”

    We won’t be screwed! We will come first! Women however, shall go right on being screwed both literally and figuratively.”

    Apparently the whole sleeping peacefully in public to create a ruckus and protest the culture of consumption and greed is something only boys are allowed to do:

    “A lot of fantastic media has been created about the “Occupy” movement. I was watching one video in particular and commented to a friend, “Wow, seeing all those super smart hot chicks at the protest makes me want to be there.” He replied, “Hmmm… Yeah, let’s go with that.”

    We instantly went to Tumblr and made hotchicksofoccupywallstreet.tumblr.com. Our original ideas were admittedly sophomoric: Pics of hot chicks being all protesty, videos of hot chicks beating drums in slow-mo, etc. But when we arrived at Zuccotti Park in New York City, it evolved into something more.

    There was a vibrant energy in the air, a warmth of community and family, and the voices we heard were so hopeful and passionate. Pretty faces were making signs, giving speeches, organizing crowds, handing out food, singing, dancing, debating, hugging and marching.

    It made me want to pack my bags and pitch a tent on Wall Street. And it’s in the light that we created this video.

    And we hope it makes you want to be there too.”

    Nothing objectifying or condescending to see here, move along! And make me a sandwich!

  80. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Check out this blockbuster from Ulstermann

    Here is a part of it. Check the rest at the link

    Ulsterman: You are saying the Obama White House wants violence to break out in New York? Throughout the country?

    WSI: I am saying that such violence is going to likely happen – the foundation has now been laid out for that kind of thing, and the administration appears…disinterested in the preventions of that violence. If anything, they are promoting it to some degree. They are being clever about it of course – but there has been absolutely no denouncement from the White House of what is going on down there. Nothing. Only support. Only encouragement. Even as they are receiving word of the dangers, of the altercations, of the potential for greater violence – the Obama White House only offers its support of these events. Why is that? What is their purpose? ZuccottiPark should have been cleared last week. To have backed down only lent more courage to these protesters. It made them increasingly volatile. Now if there is a move by law enforcement against the protesters, the dangers will be greatly increased than just a week ago. The violence will be much-much worse. Police will be harmed. Citizens will be harmed. Businesses harmed. Why would the White House appear intent on seeing that happen?

    Ulsterman: You were rattled when the order to clean the park was delayed. Some powerful people were ignored on that, weren’t they? You discovered Wall Street was no longer in control here. Isn’t that right?

    WSI: (Long pause) I suppose that is part of it, yes. We were told this thing was going to be resolved. Local figures…people whose livelihood requires at least in part our support and approval…they indicated it would be cleaned up soon.

    Ulsterman: But that didn’t happen. Somebody with more authority, more influence than you intervened…

    WSI: It would appear so, yes.

    Ulsterman: The White House?

    WSI: Quite possible – perhaps likely… though I am more certain they received their orders from union leadership figures. And the concern now is beyond just here. Beyond Wall Street. I have associates in London – the situation there has the potential to prove even more unstable. I was, until very recently, unaware things had gone so far wrong.

    Ulsterman: So what now? How do you fight back?

    WSI: I don’t. Not directly. Not now. What I spoke of before will happen. Perhaps even more so. Perhaps not. People are frightened. Increasingly so. The Obama administration is burning bridges. They are willing to do so. That is the situation. They appear to believe they don’t need some who supported them in 2008. That the unions and some in the media will be enough to overcome the GOP opponent.

    Ulsterman: Do you agree with that? Can they win re-election?

    WSI: Certainly there is that possibility. As to probability – I don’t know. The actual politics of it all – that is not my world. Our acquaintance would have much more to tell you on that. You asked me what I plan to do now? I’m leaving the city. I am getting out until whatever is going to happen – and I believe it will take place soon…I don’t wish to be here when it does. And I’m not the only one. People need to wait and see – and then regroup.

    Ulsterman: You’re running away?

    WSI: Sure – feel free to call it that if you wish. I am removing myself from the immediate threat that is this situation down there. I am removing my family from it. Those I care for. That is the responsible thing to do. And I would suggest you not return here as well – not until this thing…however it intends to resolve itself. Stay away from it for now.
    Ulsterman: What do you fear is going to happen down there? What is coming?

    WSI: I don’t wish to be overly dramatic here…but violence. Injury. Perhaps death. Most certainly destruction of property. It’s getting dangerous. I can sense it. It’s palpable. And you feel it too, don’t you?

    Ulsterman: It reminds me of growing up in Northern Ireland, yes. It does remind me of that…uneasy feeling that something terrible could happen just around the turn…

    WSI: That’s it exactly. Just around the turn. Something terrible is coming just around the turn. So for now, I’m getting out. I’m blessed to have the means to do so. I fear for those who do not.

    Ulsterman: If violence does break out down there – what then? Where does all of this go?

    WSI: If that happens – and I pray it does not…but if that happens, my instinct tells me it’s just the start. It’s the fuse meant to light the fire. And I don’t wish to be anywhere near this place when that happens. We can continue to communicate, but not in person. There are things I may wish to share with you at some point. This is not yet that time. For now let’s simply hope violence does not break out. That these protests resolve themselves peacefully. Perhaps the colder weather will send them home. That is my hope – but my instincts tell me that will not be the reality down there. Far from it.
    I’ll leave you with this…the mayor – Mayor Bloomberg, must now decide whose bidding he will do regarding this situation. Will he comply with the demands of the Obama White House and the labor unions, or the needs of the people of New York? I am confident we are to know the answer to that in short order. To this point, Mayor Bloomberg has been less than adequate – and I say that as one who has long admired him. I very much hope he redeems himself and proves his worth to this city. So watch Bloomberg closely. He is likely to show his true inclination in this matter one way or the other very soon now..

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2011/10/17/wall-street-insider-the-obama-white-house-wants-us-gone-all-of-us/

  81. Some more.

    Obama wants us gone from Ulstermann.

    WSI: Just what I stated. Gone. Out of the way. Our ability to make a living eliminated. The system as we know it…the foundational freedoms of the free market…they consider it a burden. A problem. Something that needs to be redefined where government controls every critical component of the system. In essence, they want the end of capitalism. I know that has been said before, and I was among those who would roll their eyes at such an accusation against President Obama. Call me a believer now. What is being told to me…to others whose livelihood had been working within the current system – the situation is growing very dire. Very dangerous. I am not saying I fear for my life necessarily…it’s not that. It’s that I fear for this country’s way of life. I have never felt it to have been in so much danger as I do so right now. And it’s moving quickly – very quickly in a direction I think very few wish to comprehend.

    Ulsterman: When we spoke last time you sounded so confident. You said you were going to pick up a broom – I believe that’s how you put it. Pick up a broom and sweep the protesters out of the park. Why the change in tone? And so quickly.

    WSI: To my credit, that is exactly what was about to happen within days of my telling you that, correct? The protesters were given notice. The park was in fact scheduled to be cleaned. I knew of that intention. Then…the cleaning was delayed. That was followed by an immediate response from protesters toward more violent actions. Do you know there was an employee – a person working for one of the firms, injured by a group of protesters a short time ago? They were accosted. Made the mistake of trying to intellectually challenge the protesters – ask them why they were doing what they were doing. They were pushed, shoved down, scraped up. The firm…the firm decided to not make the altercation public for fear of reprisal by the mob. No charges. No media reporting on the incident. No consequences to those who attacked the individual. The space between that event and all out chaos is a very-very narrow one indeed. The message is going out to these people – these so called protesters…go ahead and attack. There will be no consequence. Attack.

    Ulsterman: Who is giving them those – not sure what you would call it…those orders?

    WSI: Officially it starts at the administration, who in turn have been told by the union leadership to not only stand down, but to lend support to the protests. That to not lend support to the movement would prove politically…uncomfortable to them. To the Obama White House.

    Ulsterman: You still believe the unions are the primary force behind this Occupy Wall Street thing?

    WSI: Absolutely. There are other groups…fringe groups, who have attached themselves to it of course, but in the end, it is Big Labor who are calling the shots, funding, providing pressure to the media, to the administration, to law enforcement…they are the ones pulling the strings on these events.

    Ulsterman: You really believe unions have become that powerful?

    WSI: When you have the full backing of the Executive Branch of the United States government…yes I do. And I don’t believe it – I know it to be so. We spoke of what happened with the auto industry. The bailout that went to the unions at the expense of the bond holders. A long history of financial precedence simply turned away by this administration. We have spoken of – you have reported on, the fraud inherent in the stimulus funding. Billions upon billions that went to organized labor. Unions are holding a gun to the head of America’s free market system and they appear increasingly willing to pull the trigger. These protests are an extension of that willingness. When Wall Street – some of us, began to indicate we would not be supporting the president’s re-election in 2012…some in the White House took that as an act of war against them. This started well over a year ago you know. What you see happening down there…those silly people being used as pawns…it is a form of punishment and intimidation against Wall Street for speaking to concerns surrounding the administration. But I now fear the punishment initially intended has grown far beyond the borders of that intent. The monster is overcoming its master, as is so often the case. And this White House is ok with that. They have been told…this is my own speculation here…they have been told to let it happen.

    Ulsterman: What? Let what happen?

    WSI: The violence that is coming. What some want to see happen. As I told you, the tone that came back from those calls made to the White House – it was…oddly indifferent. That indifference tells me they have decided to push these protests to the brink. I don’t entirely understand why…why they would be willing to do so – and that frightens me.

  82. I think the all the idiots that thrive by having Barry in the Oval will help burn down the country, rather than give up.
    I don’t put all the blame on the leaders in unions, but the media, many in congress, and all the folks that were cut deals for their support/donations in 2008.

    There are so many thumbs in the pie, and if they are left high and dry, they will stir up a hornets nest to try and win in 2012.

    Obama told them to stop being lazy, take off their slippers and put on their Jackboots and march…

    Popcorn while the obots slit each other’s throats.

  83. FUNNY, Admin! One of the things that draws people to Cain is his sense of humor, I think. He’s not above poking fun at himself.

  84. Re: Cain:

    I just can’t help but LIKE the man, despite many disagreements. He reminds me a whole lot of my granddad – who was as hardworking and as straight an arrow as you ever met, hyper-responsible and thrifty, and funny and sweet as hell.

    I know that’s a gut thing, not a logic thing, but he does remind me of my Georgia granddaddy a lot.

    if I can’t get policies I want in office (and sadly, no one running will), then I may as well get someone I at least like and think is a decent human being.

  85. I received an email from a European friend today. “I find it a shame that the US political system has decayed to an Italian level of stupidity, corruption and sleaze. I used to be very pro American (Marshall Plan and all that) but now I can’t stand them. I no longer defend them against generally anti-American Europeans”

    His remark played into my vast, personally-unnerving disappointment when Palin did not run. It did not matter to me that she win, it mattered that she was in the battle. Why? I am still trying to plumb my reactions, but here is one thought about why she touched me so deeply…

    Palin represented a sense of almost nostalgia for me. A time when politicians – though self-serving – stlll operated by a code of honor. In the early 1960s in the UK there was the Profumo affair: a cabinet minister found with a call girl. He resigned – immediately. This was treated as the norm: the only socially-acceptable path. He had opened himself to blackmail, a sign of poor decisionmaking – he went. Today, those norms don’t seem to exist. The objective seems to be to hold on to power and keep your feet in the trough so you can pay back your backers – all the time convincing yourself that you are a valuable asset to society. This is a recipe for terminal decline in a political class. I believed that Palin is a person comfortable with herself, at core honorable and possessed of a sense of ‘right’. She had what I call a ‘core’.

    90% of the rest of politicians come across as hucksters with no discernable ‘core’ except a determined self-interest. Perhaps this is what happens to a society as rich as ours where wealth beyond avarice slops around as a ’rounding error’ in a centralized government. It really does read like the turmoil at the transition of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar and the founding of Imperial Rome – a period of rampant self-interest played out against a background of the erosion of the civil polity. A period of bully boys.

    I think that I am not alone. I think that there is a yearning in America in a significant segment for those ‘old fashioned’ values – whether the expression of the values is religious or simply a personal set of beliefs in right and wrong. I think of these people – mainly to the right or more accurately not of the far left – as a silent army looking for a leader with a ‘core’. But how will such a person emerge into Presidential politics this cycle? There is no one on the Left – even Hillary – who is untouched or untouchable by the mess and general disgust associated with Obama. If someone is to emerge in 2012 he or she will have to come from the Right. But who? Palin is out. Romney, though honest has no ‘core’. Perry has implanted a fervent religious strand into the DNA of his ‘core’. Cain appears to have a ‘core’ of his own based on struggle? My guess – It is Cain’s to lose with the – I sense – silent army of the dispossessed.

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