Posts tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

March 24, 2013

Fox Lies again? Is anyone even surprised… but you gotta check this one out!

Remember when conservative comedian and Fox News contributor Steven Crowder was punched in the face by a union activist outside a Michigan protest? Crowder made a big deal about it, even going so far as to challenge the protester to a “legal, sanctioned mixed martial arts bout.” Then came the unsurprising revelation that the video was misleadingly edited to make Crowder look like an innocent, if obnoxious, victim.”*

Fox News contributor Steven Crowder played himself off as a victim beaten mercilessly by “union thugs” in Michigan a few months back. Then why didn’t he want charges pressed? After police intervened and saw the un-edited, raw tape they decided…Crowder has no case. What happened in the latest Fox Fail?

April 15, 2012

George Bush: ‘I wish they weren’t called the Bush tax cuts’

“Former President George W. Bush made a rare public appearance Tuesday morning, expressing regret that his name is attached to one of the largest tax cuts in U.S. history. According to Forbes, Bush spoke at his Institute Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth in New York City, claiming his continued support for lower taxes before delivering a surprising statement. “I wish they weren’t called the ‘Bush tax cuts,'” he said. “If they’re called some other body’s tax cuts, they’re probably less likely to be raised”…”.*  The Raw Story

November 30, 2011

The Supreme Court says Money is free speech…but what about tents?

So why is it – going off the decision by the high court in Buckley versus Valeo – that when political expression is given the “broadest possible protection” – money is protected, but tents are not? And why is it – when recogning the CREATIVE dynamic of free expression – that again – money is protected, but tents are not? I think the answer is fairly obvious – corporations have a lot of money…and not a lot of tents. The ironic thing is – Occupy Wall Street is demonstrating – in large part – against these two court cases – against the idea that money is speech. So in essence – rulings that big green pieces of fabrics are NOT a form of free speech is just fine…just as long as the court is consistent and rules that the little green pieces of fabric are not speech either. But until that happens – until the court treats all fabric in the same way – then Occupy Wall Street needs to keep camping out. And my tip to the movement is simple – start building your tents out of stitched-together dollar bills.

November 21, 2011

The Iconic Moment in the Occupy Wall Street movement

Thom Hartmann says the pepper spraying of peaceful student protesters by University of California, Davis police is an iconic moment in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

November 15, 2011

Zuccotti Park Arrests Mount as Video Shows NYPD Dismantles Occupy Wall Street Protesters Camp

Occupy Wall Street protesters vow to return following surprise move by NYPD.