From the idiot Herman Cain: Courtesy of Think Progress.
CAIN: I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! [...] It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed.
No, Mr. Cain. It is corporate greed and Wall Street that did this to Americans. The unemployed need not apply is the current mantra for many companies that are actually hiring. Being unemployed is not a choice you stupid dirt bag. It's what has happened all across America thanks to corporations FIRING their workers and sending the jobs out of the country, along with closing down factories and FIRING the workers. All so the CEO's and shareholders can make more money by not having to pay living wages to AMERICANS. Dumb people like this is a true example of where we are going in this country, because a lot of people (with money) really believe this crap. And that is why I still feel there will be actual riots and violence in the future, by the have nots against the haves. "If you don't have a job and are not rich, blame yourself." That's a good one, Herman.
From AMERICAblog, entitled: "New York Observer: Exclusive "Occupy Wall Street" Unaired Fox Footage"
Great, articulate and spot on comments from a "protestor" filmed by Fox News that never saw the light of day on that network!
From Think Progress:
Workers Union is going to court today in hopes of blocking New York City from forcing bus drivers to transport any Occupy Wall Street protesters after the New York police department commandeered at least three buses to take many of the 700 protesters off the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend. Last week, the TWU voted to support the Occupy Wall Street movement and called the order to bus prisoners “a blatant act of political retaliation.” “TWU Local 100 supports the protesters on Wall Street and takes great offense that the mayor and NYPD have ordered operators to transport citizens who were exercising their constitutional right to protest — and shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place,” TWU President John Samuelsen said. Samuelson said that by instructing the drivers to follow the police directive, the Metropolitan Transit Authority violated its contract with the Local 100.Earlier updates.
Credit: Ian Murphy's cell phone
LIBERTY SQUARE, NY--despite the early morning rain, morale is high. A reported 100,000 copies of The Occupied Wall Street Journal have just arrived. The young occupiers are busy handing out the four page broadsheet to curious passersby and the protest tourists, who linger on the outskirts of Zuccotti Park, snapping photos of signs and the occasional blue-haired hippie.Again, H/T to C&L.
Oh, and let's not forget the mantra "class warfare!" Let them eat cake (or in this case, drink champagne).
A picture is worth a thousand words.
It seems the movement is spreading; Video of Americans in Boston, courtesy of Think Progress.
The occupation of Wall Street appear to be organically spreading, as similar movements are popping up across the nation, in locations as varied as Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
Courtesy of C&L:
Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street firms will be the target of a nonviolent demonstration in which organizers say they want 20,000 people to participate with tents, kitchens and “peaceful barricades” in lower Manhattan.
Dubbed “#OccupyWallStreet,” the goal of the protest scheduled to start today is to get President Barack Obama to establish a commission to end “the influence money has over our representatives in Washington,” according to the website of Adbusters, a group promoting the demonstration. Organizers want participants to “occupy” the area for “a few months,” according to the website.
“People have a right to protest, and if they want to protest, we'll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sept. 15 at a press conference. “As long as they do it where other people's rights are respected, this is the place where people can speak their minds, and that's what makes New York New York.”