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Originally, I decided to write a blog post about all of the angry, unhinged liberals that have been “occupying” cities all over the country. Unfortunately, I can’t stop there. After going through video after video of these “protests,” I decided to put together one about the clueless individuals present as well.

Reason TV reported:

On October 4, 2011, Reason.tv visited the Occupy Wall Street protests at Liberty Square in Lower Manhattan, on Day 18 of the ongoing demonstration.

The crowd was relatively small at about 300, and included educated but unemployed workers, college students and recent graduates, homeless drifters, performance artists, 9/11 truthers, and a not-insignificant number of journalists.

Do you think their message is quite incoherent? Don’t worry… There’s more:

Seriously… Did anyone come prepared to answer the most obvious question: “Why are you here?”

To be fair to the “protesters”, not even a former high school teacher of mine – who supports the Occupy Wall Street movement – could answer the simple question of what the central message was.

Perhaps this video will explain their central message:

No? Well this kid has to have all the answers we’re looking for, right?:

Sadly, this kid just makes me shake my head in embarrassment that he’s from my home state. Why? Because he’s wrong on almost everything he says! Let’s break it down:

Misinformed Kid: “Like, I just moved out here from Michigan and we had a governor named Rick Snyder and he was a businessman previously and he just started so much f***ed up s*** in my town there. “

  • Fact Check: I realize I’m starting off by being picky, but the last I checked Governor Rick Snyder was still the governor of Michigan.

Misinformed Kid: “He made it so that … uh … he could like hire an emergency financial-like-adviser who could takeover and be our governor without us even voting for him. And… That way – mumble – our town could have been taken over by like big corporations such as Walmart.”

  • Fact Check: First of all, there can only be one governor of Michigan at a time. Second, the legislation he is referring to just simply gives emergency financial managers more authority to keep cities and school districts out of bankruptcy. In the end, no one – especially Walmart CEOs – is going to takeover any cities in Michigan. Also, let’s just be honest here… If this kid’s accusation was even the least bit true, what company would ever want to takeover a Detroit school district, Benton Harbor, Ecorse or Pontiac? Answer: No one with a head on their shoulders.
Misinformed Kid: “Places like Michigan where I was from, people don’t really see anything like this that’s going on so they don’t get this stuff brought up. All they see is what’s on Fox News and what these big companies are reporting.”
  • Fact Check: Where do I start with this one? Personally, Michiganders would be a lot better off if they never saw this garbage. As for his claim that Michiganders get their news from Fox News, I would remind him that Michigan has been quite the blue-state over the past couple decades. If they were consistently watching Fox News, I would hope the message would get through a little easier, no?
Misinformed Kid: “I don’t have a huge knowledge on the Tea Party, but mostly what I’ve heard about them just kind of seems like bulls***. Um, it’s mostly people like Sarah Palin. Also, most people I know who voted for her didn’t really know any of her political agendas. All they were like was “Oh, she has a TV show and that’s cool”. I think that’s what’s really f***ed up about politics.”
  • Fact Check: Does he mean people who voted for John McCain who just so happened to have Sarah Palin as his running mate? To be fair, maybe the kid has a couple older friends from Alaska who voted for her as governor, but I highly doubt it. Also, no one has had the opportunity to vote for Sarah Palin since her television show aired on TLC. Perhaps the kid’s timeline of events is a little off, because that show came after the 2008 election. Haha.

You get the point.

In conclusion, I will leave you with this image from the Occupy Wall Street event that showed up in an overseas publication:

Stay classy.

*UPDATE* – October 18, 2011 – 11:50 PM

This is just weird and creepy:

You have got to be kidding me…

Don’t worry folks, it gets even better (h/t The Right Scoop):

*UPDATE* – October 19, 2011 – 12:11 AM

This Occupy Wall Street protester wants college paid for because that’s what he wants. If that logic or complaining sounds familiar, it should. It’s just like a five year-old’s reasoning for throwing a temper tantrum because they don’t get what they want (h/t National Review):

Typical.

*UPDATE* – October 19, 2011 – 12:15 AM

Great, here comes the Marxist idiots:

Video from Tea Party Television and description by The Right Scoop:

Tea Party TV went to Occupy Oakland and I don’t think there is a better representation of Marxism in our country than in their video. Warning: it may make you want to hit your head on your desk multiple times. I recommend using a pillow instead. Just remember to breath.

Wow… This group’s outlook and logic on life is extremely baffling.

*UPDATE* – October 19, 2011 – 12:20 AM

Video commentary by The Right Scoop:

This is classic OWS stupidity. One of several protesters complains to Citibank about loans that she voluntarily took out for college, loans that amount to over $100k, and now that she’s going to have a $1600 payment every month and doesn’t have a job, she blames Citibank. But how is this Citibank’s fault? She even said her parents allowed her to take out these big loans because they wanted her to have a great education. But now that she’s jobless, instead of showing up at the White House to protest, she shows up at the bank to blame them. How ridiculous!

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Now I don’t know this one girl’s story, but I’m betting that she wanted to go to a college of her choosing and after months of whining about it, her parents finally yielded to her choice since she was all growed up. And now look at her. What a fine ignoramus she has become. Obama would be so proud.

Typical entitlement mindset. In all honesty, it’s sad to watch.

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Video and description by National Review’s The Corner:

[A] small part of the protest was downright unpleasant. Moments after I arrived, I saw a Jewish gentleman being berated when he criticized a protester. (Shortly after my video camera was switched off, he (inexplicably) shouted the N-word at the same man.)

By the way, during the course of his performance, he told me that he was white, Puerto Rican, Jewish, and African-American. I suggested he was, in fact, Confused, but he didn’t take much to that.

Video courtesy of KOVR-TV and video description from The Blaze:

As the Occupy Wall Street protests surge in size and spread across the country, the Occupy Sacramento offshoot appears to be both confused, and angry when asked simple questions about their purpose.

About 300 protestors showed up in a downtown Sacramento park Thursday morning to kick off the Occupy Sacramento movement, and they did not take kindly to the the presence of a local CBS reporter. They also couldn‘t agree on why they’re there.

Video and description by The Right Scoop:

Andrew Breitbart decided to go to Occupy Los Angeles to ask questions of the protesters and before you know it he had an SEIU thug instructed to follow him around everywhere he went and try to keep people from answering questions. One of Andrew’s questions they were trying to keep people from answering was simply “Capitalism: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down?”

Video from The Blaze and description from The Daily Caller:

As “Occupy Wall Street” protests continue to gain steam and attract media attention, several videos of protesters spewing anti-Semitic language are sparking new concerns about the protesters and their messages.

Sadly, the folks at these “protests” are going after the police as well:

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement came to the Big Easy on Thursday, but its expression of varied and often clashing political messages quickly turned difficult.

As about 500 New Orleans protesters marched, complete with a small brass band, from Orleans Parish Prison to the Federal Reserve and then inside City Hall, one activist told The Daily Caller she heard shouts of “Kill the cops!”

Heck, even liberal radio hosts can’t hold back their anger:

Liberal talk radio host Mike Malloy told a group of protestors to tell the so-called “corporate state” to “go f—k yourselves.”

Malloy made his remarks from a stage set up at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, where a large crowd was protesting, in similar fashion to the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City.

Classy… 

This is definitely NOT the Tea Party.

Note: I will update this post as more videos come in. Trust me, there will definitely be more.

*UPDATE* – October 9, 2011 – 1:45 AM

Unbelievable. Occupy DC protesters tried their best to raid the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum today in Washington, D.C. NBC reports:

According to Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas, a crowd of “about 100 to 200 people” tried to enter through the museum’s Mall entrance.

“They were carrying signs and a lot of protest materials,” St. Thomas said in a statement. “You cannot bring that stuff into the museum under any circumstances.”

According to St. Thomas, the crowd tried to shove its way into the museum after being denied entry by security.

“One security guard was grabbed and pinned against the wall. He could not extract himself,” the spokesperson said. “Another security guard came over to help him and ended up pepper-spraying one person.”

Also, notice the few kids trying to make their way into the building with the masks covering their faces. Hmm… If I was planning on visiting a museum I don’t think I would wear a mask that covered my face. But on the other hand, if I was planning on robbing a bank or attempting to cause chaos… Well, that would be a different story.

Here’s more:

Yup… That’s an angry “Occupier” throwing out a homophobic slur at the camera. Also, notice the kid at the end of the clip remove his shirt and ask for a fight.

Once again, stay classy lefties.

*UPDATE* – October 19, 2011 – 12:33 AM

H/t Townhall for the video:

Oh my…

*UPDATE* – October 19, 2011 – 12:38 AM

Even Geraldo Rivera, who seems oddly comfortable at these so-called “protests”, got attacked by a loon with powder:

Staying classy as always…

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s campaign speech on July 3, 2008? 

Answer: Apparently, it is irresponsible and “unpatriotic” to add $4 trillion to our national debt.

Interesting… Especially when this headline showed up on CBS News a couple days ago:

National debt has increased $4 trillion under Obama

The latest posting by the Treasury Department shows the national debt has now increased $4 trillion on President Obama’s watch.

The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $14.639 trillion.

It’s the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.

The national debt increased $4.9 trillion during the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush. The debt now is rising at a pace to surpass that amount during Mr. Obama’s [first] term.

According to Obama, his own failed policies must have an “unpatriotic” element to them. After all, it was Obama and his Democratic Congress who managed to add another $4 trillion to our national debt in a quick two and a half years.

Democrats are trying to push back against Republicans who are using this story as ammo against President Obama’s campaign. They are attempting to use the dismal approval ratings of Congress to shutdown Republicans. The problem with this strategy is that the Democratic Party held the majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate, but I guess they’re hoping the American people will be hit with amnesia. Also, if it is Congress’s fault for the extreme increase in our national debt, then wouldn’t it be then-Senator Obama’s fault for the trillions of dollars added on to our national debt under President Bush? Sorry, but you can’t have it both ways Democrats.

As for the Republicans, this video/audio clip is political gold for the 2012 presidential campaign and will soon be featured in dozens of political advertisements. Just wait and see.

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Above is a video clip from the hit television series The West Wing where Josh Lyman, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the president, thinks he can easily handle the White House press pool. Notice how he gets stumped at the end of the clip about an “inflation plan”. Instead of admitting that the president doesn’t have a plan to tackle the possibility of inflation, Josh decides to call the press pool stupid and tells that he does have a plan. Entertaining, right?

Now let’s comeback to reality.

Here’s a video clip of President Obama’s White House Press Secretary Jay Carney from earlier today:

Haha… Priceless! It’s crazy how The West Wing can mirror real life at times.

On a serious note, where’s the [real] president’s plan at???

Guy Benson – from Townhall.com – made an interesting point:

Since his unmitigated failure of a budget was unanimously defeated in the Senate, this president has refused to offer a specific plan of his own on virtually anything at all.  Instead, he talks about “visions” and “contours” and “frameworks” — and tries to blame his opponents when his poor leadership is exposed.  Over the last five days, the president has (a) undermined a bargain with John Boehner by introducing an unacceptable eleventh-hour condition, (b) rejected “out of hand” a bipartisan compromise that he found to be politically unpalatable, and (c) delivered a speech that painted his opponents as the intractable extremists.  In light of this behavior, it’s entirely reasonable for Americans to wonder what, precisely, Barack Obama’s proposed solution might be.  Today, the White House dismissively waived off that question as a GOP talking point and condescendingly inquired if the journalist who dared to ask it was capable of taking notes.

Well said.

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Tonight, President Obama decided to go back on television to remind the American people about the looming debt ceiling deadline. Unfortunately, it did not accomplish anything, because he still has no plan for dealing with government overspending. 

After the president’s speech, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gave his rebuttal:

Good evening.   I’m John Boehner.  I serve as Speaker of the whole House — of the members of both parties that you elect.  These are difficult times in the life of our nation.  Millions are looking for work, have been for some time, and the spending binge going on in Washington is a big part of the reason why.

Before I served in Congress, I ran a small business in Ohio.  I was amazed at how different Washington DC operated than every business in America.  Where most American business make the hard choices to pay their bills and live within their means, in Washington more spending and more debt is business as usual.

I’ve got news for Washington – those days are over.

President Obama came to Congress in January and requested business as usual — yet another routine increase in the national debt limit — we in the House said ‘not so fast.’  Here was the president, asking for the largest debt increase in American history, on the heels of the largest spending binge in American history.

Here’s what we got for that spending binge: a massive health care bill that most Americans never asked for.  A ‘stimulus’ bill that was more effective in producing material for late-night comedians than it was in producing jobs.  And a national debt that has gotten so out of hand it has sparked a crisis without precedent in my lifetime or yours.

The United States cannot default on its debt obligations.  The jobs and savings of too many Americans are at stake.

What we told the president in January was this: the American people will not accept an increase in the debt limit without significant spending cuts and reforms.

And over the last six months, we’ve done our best to convince the president to partner with us to do something dramatic to change the fiscal trajectory of our country. . .something that will boost confidence in our economy, renew a measure of faith in our government, and help small businesses get back on track.

Last week, the House passed such a plan, and with bipartisan support.  It’s called the ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ Act.  It CUTS and CAPS government spending and paves the way for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which we believe is the best way to stop Washington from spending money it doesn’t have.  Before we even passed the bill in the House, the President said he would veto it.

I want you to know I made a sincere effort to work with the president to identify a path forward that would implement the principles of Cut, Cap, & Balance in a manner that could secure bipartisan support and be signed into law.  I gave it my all.

Unfortunately, the president would not take yes for an answer.  Even when we thought we might be close on an agreement, the president’s demands changed.

The president has often said we need a ‘balanced’ approach — which in Washington means: we spend more. . .you pay more.  Having run a small business, I know those tax increases will destroy jobs.

The president is adamant that we cannot make fundamental changes to our entitlement programs.  As the father of two daughters, I know these programs won’t be there for them and their kids unless significant action is taken now.

The sad truth is that the president wanted a blank check six months ago, and he wants a blank check today.  That is just not going to happen.

You see, there is no stalemate in Congress.  The House has passed a bill to raise the debt limit with bipartisan support.  And this week, while the Senate is struggling to pass a bill filled with phony accounting and Washington gimmicks, we will pass another bill – one that was developed with the support of the bipartisan leadership of the U.S. Senate.

Obviously, I expect that bill can and will pass the Senate, and be sent to the President for his signature.  If the President signs it, the ‘crisis’ atmosphere he has created will simply disappear.  The debt limit will be raised.  Spending will be cut by more than one trillion dollars, and a serious, bipartisan committee of the Congress will begin the hard but necessary work of dealing with the tough challenges our nation faces.

The individuals doing this work will not be outsiders, but elected representatives of the people, doing the job they were elected to do as outlined in the Constitution.  Those decisions should be made based on how they will affect people who are struggling to get a job, not how they affect some politician’s chances of getting reelected.

This debate isn’t about President Obama and House Republicans … it isn’t about Congress and the White House … it’s about what’s standing between the American people and the future we seek for ourselves and our families.

You know, I’ve always believed, the bigger government, the smaller the people.  And right now, we have a government so big and so expensive it’s sapping the drive of our people and keeping our economy from running at full capacity.  The solution to this crisis is not complicated: if you’re spending more money than you’re taking in, you need to spend less of it.

There is no symptom of big government more menacing than our debt.  Break its grip, and we begin to liberate our economy and our future.

We are up to the task, and I hope President Obama will join us in this work.

God bless you and your families, and God bless America.

Props to Speaker Boehner. He was very straightforward and showed real leadership.

In fact, his website might have received too many hits and crashed. It appears the folks out there are tired of the president’s same ol’ class warfare rhetoric.

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Tim Pawlenty releases the first television advertisement of the 2012 presidential election. 

Ad transcript:

A lot of candidates will come to Iowa and say the same things. The question is, have they done it?
In a liberal state, I reduced spending in real terms for the first time,
Took on the government unions and won,
Appointed a conservative supreme court.
And passed health care reform the right way – no mandates, no takeovers.
If I can do it in Minnesota, we can do it in Washington.
I’m Tim Pawlenty, and I approved this message.”

The Daily Caller reports:

Television ads for Tim Pawlenty will begin running on Thursday in Iowa on Fox News Channel, making the former Minnesota governor the first candidate to place a large ad buy in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

Politico’s Ben Smith first reported the story, and noted that the ads will run “starting tomorrow on Fox News with a buy just under $50,000 in the Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Omaha, Ottumwa, Rochester, and Sioux City media markets. The ads will run from June 23rd to July 3rd.”

Pawlenty spokesperson Alex Conant previewed the tone the ads will take.

“Governor Pawlenty is well positioned to unite conservatives and do well in both Iowa and New Hampshire,” Conant emailed. “The soon-to-be-unveiled TV ads will introduce the Governor to Iowans about why he is the candidate with the strongest record and best results, not rhetoric.”

This commercial definitely fits Pawlenty’s style – not too flashy and straight to the point. In the short 30 second ad, he addresses his record of cut spending, battling unions, appointing conservative judges, and attacking Obamacare. All great points that conservative Iowans will love to hear. Unfortunately, the commercial is something that won’t excite anyone at first glance.

Also, T-Paw’s campaign stepped in and purchased the www.iowastrawpoll2011.com domain name and step up a great microsite. Props.

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