“Days of Rage” comes to Boston: “They wanted to be arrested and we obliged.”

posted at 4:30 pm on October 1, 2011 by Tina Korbe

As I’ve watched the video footage of protesters attempting to “Occupy Wall Street” and, now, “Occupy Boston,” I’ve been struck again and again by this realization: They’re my age. Maybe not all of them — but many of them. So excuse me if I find it hard not to dismiss the movement as born of inexperience and misguided idealism. The romantic impulse to be an outcast, an individual facing outstanding and institutionalized obstacles is one I have to tamp down in myself sometimes; I think it comes with the territory of being in your 20s. Most of the protesters seem like Brita from the TV show, Community – terrified they’ll be consigned to a life of meaninglessness if they ever stop “raging against the Machine.” (If you don’t watch it or haven’t seen this week’s episode, check it out on Hulu; it’s pretty funny.)

It’s at times like this that I realize why the Catholic World Youth Day movement grew so large and so quickly under the leadership of Pope John Paul II. People my age are starved to learn the simple truth that “life has meaning to the extent that it becomes a free gift for others,” as JPII says. Frankly, that’s not a religious message: It’s an adult one. Once you learn to take care of yourself, you start to look for ways to voluntarily make the lives of those around you a little bit better. Selfishness and sloth pall eventually.

But, in the meantime, it makes some people feel important to be arrested for idealistic reasons — and the Boston police are happy to oblige. The Blaze has the story:

Police arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing during two financial demonstrations in downtown Boston Friday.

Organizers of one demonstration gathered outside Bank of America‘s offices to protest the bank’s foreclosure practices in what the Boston Herald reported was an act of civil disobedience with up to 3,000 participants.

“They wanted to be arrested, and we obliged,” Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told the newspaper. …

Carolyn Grant, one of those arrested, told the Herald in a telephone interview the arrest was worth the trouble. …

Several blocks away, a separate group calling itself “Occupy Boston,“ modeled after the recent ”Occupy Wall Street” movement underway in New York City, held its own demonstration to protest general corporate greed.

Incidentally, I’ve always wondered why the most idealistic among my peers aren’t conservatives. For, in the end, we are in the midst of a “battle” — and, at the moment, free enterprise folks are actually the underdogs. Shouldn’t conservative be the new progressive?


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Still an epic fail.

TABoLK on October 1, 2011 at 4:36 PM

I think people participate in this nonsense because of the party atmosphere and a chance to hookup.

Blake on October 1, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Wow… that was one fat cop at the top of the clip.

princetrumpet on October 1, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Civil disobedience. The most sought after trait among businesses hiring today.

BKeyser on October 1, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Clearly there was nothing better to do so why not show up and get a chance to be on TV. They are not strong in their convictions, just make it look good for the camera!

milwife88 on October 1, 2011 at 4:41 PM

These protestors (though some may mean well and be idealistic) are just dupes being used by the Marxist wretches like Van Mother Jones and Granny Piven for their purposes (to bring down the Capitalist system).

Now, do all the protestors realize that bringing down Capitalism would mean replacing it with what Chavez? Stalin? Hitler?

No greater light for mankind exists than the completely fallible and lost United States of America.

At one end of the spectrum you have the debauchery of Lady Gaga and her minions and then you have the saints who work tirelessly with the Aged, and homeless and disease ravaged (all for little or no compensation).

At one end of the spectrum you have refugees who fight for years through the system to get out of their countries all around the world to come to “FreedomLand” and then you have those that smuggle themselves across the Mexican border to take jobs “Americans won’t do” and commit crimes and bankrupt the nations entitlement system.

Protestors replace America with what?

PappyD61 on October 1, 2011 at 4:42 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks? Taxpayer dollars are the only reason they even exist anymore, they should have to eat losses that would otherwise leave a family out on the street. In these economic times, the last thing we need to be doing is kicking families to the curb and let perfectly fine homes sit unused.

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Of course none of them would ever admit that the conservative side of the original discussion about the bail-out was a lot closer to what they seem to want than it is to what Mr Dopey OChang’a has been doing…
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And it is best to arrest all the old folks first… get them to a safe location before the real riotous activities start.
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RalphyBoy on October 1, 2011 at 4:44 PM

This is left wing despair, with Obama as president they need something, anything to attack. I suspect in their bones they know leftism is a failure, and now they wander about hopeless launching days of rage. As someone on the right, I can only view this as another symptom of Democratic party collapse.

rob verdi on October 1, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Is it too much to hope these idiots get creamed by a falling satellite?

fusionaddict on October 1, 2011 at 4:45 PM

“Days of Rage D0uchebags”

FIFY.

Dopenstrange on October 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM

What happens if the country go completely socialist, or God forbid something worse.. and the nimrods who want this, can’t do their little stupid protest anymore?

*sighs*

upinak on October 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM

After watching the video it’s clear the real message here is:

The Teat that I want to suck off the Federal Sow isn’t big enough.

The sow needs more corn and I want the rich to pay for the corn.

TEATERS FOREVER!!!

PappyD61 on October 1, 2011 at 4:47 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks? Taxpayer dollars are the only reason they even exist anymore, they should have to eat losses that would otherwise leave a family out on the street. In these economic times, the last thing we need to be doing is kicking families to the curb and let perfectly fine homes sit unused.

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Considering it was the government’s attempt at social engineering through the CRA that ultimately led to them being bailed out, would it not be more sensible that the banks be allowed to foreclose as per their loan guidelines, and the pork addicts in Congress be forced to eat the price of the bailouts by sacrificing their pet projects?

Which do you think is more important: a functioning economy, or the knowledge that drunk shrimp can still run on treadmills?

fusionaddict on October 1, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Van Jones smiling, planning much more sinister things.

SouthernGent on October 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

PappyD61 on October 1, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Teatbaggers?

fusionaddict on October 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

So excuse me if I find it hard not to dismiss the movement as born of inexperience and misguided idealism.

As far as I can tell, it can last well into their 60s and 70s.

John the Libertarian on October 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM

ernesto,
what about people who didn’t act stupidly or people just coming of age to buy, don’t they have a right to buy a cheap house rather than an inflated one?

rob verdi on October 1, 2011 at 4:51 PM

by the way, why do these people have a “moral right” to me paying their health care?

rob verdi on October 1, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Days of Rage, sponsored by Soros Investment Funds

Idiots

faraway on October 1, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Out of 300,000,000 people you are bound to find dozens of useful idiots.

tarpon on October 1, 2011 at 4:56 PM

As far as I can tell, it can last well into their 60s and 70s.

John the Libertarian on October 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM

… they’re just following in their grandparents foot steps.

CTSherman on October 1, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I am so glad that the oversized paper mache heads are back. A protest just isn’t a protest without them.

Pelosi delende est on October 1, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Incidentally, I’ve always wondered why the most idealistic among my peers aren’t conservatives. For, in the end, we are in the midst of a “battle”

Well Tina, it depends what you mean by “idealistic.” Honestly it doesn’t mean some fantasy world, an ideal sort of life, nothing bad happens. It really means having ideals in the form of goals that truly do create something better. Most of the so-called idealists have lots of ideas but never accomplish anything. I know, I saw it first-hand in the 60s. The people who actually saw their ideals come to fruition were practical and worked hard. Sounds fairly Conservative to me. What is the point of having ideals that remain only ideas?

Deanna on October 1, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Only a Donk President could so completely ruin an economy and have his media lapdogs convince their minions that rich fat cats are to blame.

hawkdriver on October 1, 2011 at 5:05 PM

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

They call me Teater Salad.

Kenosha Kid on October 1, 2011 at 5:06 PM

I am so glad that the oversized paper mache heads are back. A protest just isn’t a protest without them.

Pelosi delende est on October 1, 2011 at 5:03 PM

They never left, if you know where to look for them.

Rebar on October 1, 2011 at 5:08 PM

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

It’s like watching a dog chase it’s tail and expecting something to come of it.

If the government had stayed out of the market in the first place, and not forced banks to take on risky or bad loans in the first place, none of this would be at issue right now.

Not everyone can afford a home, but could have eventually. What happened to doing it responsibly? It took me and my husband 10 years to attain a home, we pay our mortgage regulary, and bought within our means.

The problem is…govt seems to believe that homes, good, new, expensive homes should be given to those who otherwise could not have afforded it, and stuck it to the banks. Then stuck it to us by bailing the banks out with our money. We get hit twice, and the ulitmate culprit in all of this, IS THE GOVERNMENT!!!

capejasmine on October 1, 2011 at 5:12 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks? Taxpayer dollars are the only reason they even exist anymore, they should have to eat losses that would otherwise leave a family out on the street. In these economic times, the last thing we need to be doing is kicking families to the curb and let perfectly fine homes sit unused.

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Taxpayer dollars created Solyndra, but the way your Democrats wrote the loan, their Democrat Party became the Creditors, not the American taxpayers whose $ actually funded the company’s creation.

In these economic times, the last thing we need is for the Democrats to be getting tax dollars that they don’t deserve, and tax dollars they never had a right to in the first place.

Would you agree that our Democrat National Media needs to give the Solyndra story just as much coverage as this story? I think we all know the answer.

Del Dolemonte on October 1, 2011 at 5:15 PM

…… they should have to eat losses that would otherwise leave a family out on the street…..

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Wow, what the heck does that mean?

whbates on October 1, 2011 at 5:22 PM

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Where do you draw the line on property rights? When you decide for whatever reason to suspend the property rights of one group eventually that group may suspend yours also. The rule of law is there for a reason. That it is being slowing destroyed will not end well for any of us.

chemman on October 1, 2011 at 5:24 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks? Taxpayer dollars are the only reason they even exist anymore, they should have to eat losses that would otherwise leave a family out on the street. In these economic times, the last thing we need to be doing is kicking families to the curb and let perfectly fine homes sit unused.

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Amerika!

SlaveDog on October 1, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Would you agree that our Democrat National Media needs to give the Solyndra story just as much coverage as this story? I think we all know the answer.

Del Dolemonte on October 1, 2011 at 5:15 PM

It’s much simpler than that. Using ernesto’s logic, the National Media should repay the Solyndra loans.

SlaveDog on October 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Shouldn’t conservative be the new progressive?

To use the lingo of my day, “progessives” are the Establishment.

whatcat on October 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM

In these economic times, the last thing we need to be doing is kicking families to the curb and let perfectly fine homes sit unused.

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Stalin, is that you?

faraway on October 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM

There is a whole bunch of stupid out there… and these sorts of videos will come back to haunt them. I can imagine trying to get a raise with some lovely ‘Day of Rage’ clips festooning a FB page… or get a job in the first place…

Rage against da machine. Until you need to work for a living, that is.

ajacksonian on October 1, 2011 at 5:29 PM

There are some websites posting a lot of pics of this so-called “Days of Rage” where large numbers of the demonstrators are holding signs that are just internet memes. ‘Can I Has Taxes For The Rich?’ with the lolcat… ‘Why U Pay No Taxes?’ with the 4chan angry guy… ‘Anonymous’ masks… etc etc etc. Rage? Ha. They’re just bored and easily led around by their nose.

These silly trust-fund kiddie Prog’s of the ‘internet age’ are pretty lame. But then again, abject failure of the Prog’s is the soup du jour from the top down these days.

FlatFoot on October 1, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Can we look at this as a revenue increase?

djaymick on October 1, 2011 at 5:35 PM

I always enjoy the clips where a reporter asks the BIG question; “WHY?”

Followed by “er…a….because….man…like….you…..you know….the man…..dude…..he’s….he sticks it to the people!”
And all the other idiots surrounding them say…..”ah…yeah…dude”.

Then you just have the aging hippies trying to relive their glory days one more time before assuming room temperature.

GarandFan on October 1, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Wow, what the heck does that mean?

whbates on October 1, 2011 at 5:22 PM

“What’s wrong” was everything that followed those two words.

Dusty on October 1, 2011 at 5:41 PM

It must be quarter break at the local “skoos and colledges.” What if the day had been brisk and rainy? How “outraged” would these pampered (dare I say “soft”) protesters be?

It’s hilarious that they don’t realize that Dick Durbin’s amendment to the Dodd-Franks’ fiasco will cost them $5.00 more for the use of their debit cards. BoA has set into motion what the other big banks will eventually do because Durbin was beholden to his lobbyists.

onlineanalyst on October 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks? Taxpayer dollars are the only reason they even exist anymore, they should have to eat losses that would otherwise leave a family out on the street. In these economic times, the last thing we need to be doing is kicking families to the curb and let perfectly fine homes sit unused.

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

If you want government bailed out banks to forfeit the right to use American property foreclosure laws to recapture property that has been stolen from them by non payment, ernesto, you’re going to have to get together with your lefty friends in Congress and change a few laws. As it stands now, though, the owners of those “perfectly fine homes,” in your case the bailed out banks, get to decide whether or not they “sit unused.” It’s called property rights. And, hey, lookee here, it’s in the Constitution. So you’re going to have to get together with your pals and make sure that language is inserted into any future government bailouts that suspends all Constitutional rights for those who receive a bailout. It’s the kind of thing you can’t do after the fact. As president Obama would say, it’s that pesky Constitution and all of its negative rights, always telling the government mob what it can’t do. Soooo frustrating.

Your original comment, though, provides a nice primer to our founders’ wisdom. It seems there are some folks out there who think it is perfectly fine to take by force what isn’t theirs!

Rational Thought on October 1, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I work at a large university… there are many of these types around… try and have a discussion about basic economics with them… you will understand why the do this crap.

They’re grossly ignorant of how anything works (and I mean anything… except maybe a syringe and a condom).

I was an idealist Democrat… when I was 14.

mankai on October 1, 2011 at 5:52 PM

In case you missed it last night, Jesse Watters on O’Reilly – amusing interviews with Wall Street protestors.

Comedy Gold.

SlaveDog on October 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM

in case they hadn’t noticed their soul mates in the revolutionary struggle already occupy boston and most of the 2nd bluest( blue as in democrat/socialist but commie red by design) state in the union. and their elected representative bonnie fwank is the reason for bank of boston’s douche baggery.

it’s just another f’unemployment piece of youtube fluff- “out of mom’s basement and into the streets!”

mittens on October 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM

…inexperience and misguided idealism… I doubt what their thinking rises to that level. Have you listened to any of these whacks who want to remake America? Just askin’ cuz they seem quite out of it. Too bad they’re not content with just navel gazing.

Kissmygrits on October 1, 2011 at 5:58 PM

The Lexington, KY version of this nonsense was on Thursday.

It was EPIC FAIL, as the kids say.

The news story claims that “a few dozen” protestors showed up. Try maybe two dozen. It was weak.

Meanwhile, hundreds of fans were camping out for tickets to watch the UK Wildcats basketball practice.

Priorities…

Dukeboy01 on October 1, 2011 at 6:06 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks?

1. I hardly think the people in foreclosure are the same people who were taxpayers bailing out the bank.

2. So the US Government committed one wrong against taxpayers by forcing bank bailouts, so therefore we should allow the banks to now sock it to the taxpayers again when the government doesn’t allow them to foreclose? Did you just miss the new bank rules that went into effect? The banks were regulated from charging the fees they wanted at point of sale transactions, so the banks turned around and went after the consumers, now charging $5 per month for use of a debit card.

3. Who do you think will pay when the banks are not allowed to foreclose according to the contracts they and the home buyer signed at the time of making the loan?

4. What entitles someone to have ME pay their home mortgage or allow them to live rent free in a foreclosed property?

katablog.com on October 1, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Top secret picture of protester preparing for occupation.

http://themorningspew.com/2011/10/01/preparing-for-the-wall-street-protests/

bloggless on October 1, 2011 at 6:14 PM

SlaveDog on October 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Thanks for that. I guess it’s back to US Government 101 for me. I had NO CLUE there was a “job committee” in the US Government

katablog.com on October 1, 2011 at 6:15 PM

excuse me – I still don’t have it right. The US Government apparently has a “job making committee” that I didn’t know about.

katablog.com on October 1, 2011 at 6:20 PM

And so this article proves, and the video supports, that Pres. Obama has obtained that which he wanted….class warfare….Americans pitted against each other over money…those that earned against those that want, but will not work to earn it.

Congratulations to those liberal dems who have been too stupid, blind, or power crazy to realize the harm they were doing, and have done.

Take a bow.

siwrcw03 on October 1, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Let’s see now, marijuana user, check. Unshaven, check. Tatts are barely noticeable, check. Think the money I’m going to be paying you is evil, check. Ooooooohhhhh, an arrest for civil disobedience… Looks like we’ve found our new supervisor. Welcome to the team.

2Tru2Tru on October 1, 2011 at 6:41 PM

I’ve always wished that one of those big WTO/G20 summits that attract all the anarchists would be held in a City like Fort Worth, where the local authorities strongly support the ‘castle doctrine’ rights of its residents and business owners… we wouldn’t have to deal with dumb protesters for a long-while

phreshone on October 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM

There is nothing more pathetic than a middle-aged hippie.

logis on October 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Teatbaggers?

fusionaddict on October 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM

lol!!

What a bunch of lefty dolts…they could beat the tea parties down no matter how low they sank to try, so why not try for media attention by forming a liberal version, to get on the TV news…which they’re complaining about not getting enough airtime devoted to them, but the tea parties were always shown.

JetBoy on October 1, 2011 at 6:49 PM

*couldn’t…not could…ugh

JetBoy on October 1, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I’d gladly give citizenship to an illegal, for every deadbeat liberal deported in their place. At least the illegals want to be here and aren’t afraid of work.

I’m seriously starting to understand why the Mafia used to whack people. Problem solved.

BruthaMan on October 1, 2011 at 7:03 PM

In case you missed it last night, Jesse Watters on O’Reilly – amusing interviews with Wall Street protestors.

Comedy Gold.

SlaveDog on October 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM

That was amusing and pathetic. The blonde was hot though.

Vince on October 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM

He hugged the wrong woman… should’ve hugged the blond chick.

mankai on October 1, 2011 at 7:20 PM

In case you missed it last night, Jesse Watters on O’Reilly – amusing interviews with Wall Street protestors.

Comedy Gold.

SlaveDog on October 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM

That was amusing and pathetic. The blonde was hot though.

Vince on October 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM

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Yeah… O’Really did everything but ask Jesse if he got her number…
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RalphyBoy on October 1, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Just admit it Ernie, you would just love it if we lived in a totalitarian state were the government gets to decide anything and everything that has to do with our personal lives.

Get a clue libtard, the banks OWN those homes and if the people who are using them until it’s paid off don’t pay, they don’t get to stay.

jawkneemusic on October 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Sorry this isn’t some nascent movement and it doesn’t matter if they’re young. I’ve been to the last 4 DNC/RNC conventions, these are these are the samed cast of InternationalANSWER, Union Du Jour, Black Bloc moonbats you see at all of these things. It’s astro-turf for professional protestors.

AYNBLAND on October 1, 2011 at 7:58 PM

I think people participate in this nonsense because of the party atmosphere and a chance to hookup.

Blake on October 1, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Yup. Bandwagon mentality.

listens2glenn on October 1, 2011 at 7:59 PM

now charging $5 per month for use of a debit card.

It’s $10 in my case and it’s totally asinine considering I have been an excellent customer and hold all of my month at this particular bank. These idiot liberals either don’t get it or don’t care.

jawkneemusic on October 1, 2011 at 8:00 PM

There is nothing more pathetic than a middle-aged hippie.

logis on October 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Aren’t some of the older ones seniors now?

listens2glenn on October 1, 2011 at 8:01 PM

It’s astro-turf for professional protestors.

AYNBLAND on October 1, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Yep Obama’s got a problem with his uber lefty base he needs to up his street creds. It doesn’t help that his BFFs are Jeffery Immelt, Warren Buffet and Jamie Dimon. Well they help with his Wall Street creds :) I’m talking about the proles, who buy that Obama is the one why else would Van Jones hang with em. It’s the money mostly, what is the last dollar count we are giving out in worthless greenie loans? I don’t know if the far left will fall for this orchestration playing out in front of wall street.

These “occupy people” look like what get if you drive the ice cream truck just slow enough so they can keep up, but fast enough so they can’t catch up :)

Dr Evil on October 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM

These “occupy people” look like what you get if you drive the ice cream truck just slow enough so they can keep up, but fast enough so they can’t catch up :)

Dr Evil on October 1, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Funny, Slavedog!

“Everyone!”

PattyJ on October 1, 2011 at 8:22 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks?
ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

What’s wrong with philanthropic lawmakers forcing the Banks (private buisnesses) to loan (‘give’, actually) money to people who can’t afford it, thereby causing the Banks to fail, afterwhich our heroes (the afore mentioned lawmakers) come in and save the day with bailouts?

listens2glenn on October 1, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Protesting Capitalism with I-Phones and designer sun glasses. What a country!

Hummer53 on October 1, 2011 at 8:45 PM

The Alinksy kids aka the “occupy” crowd, they are probably an astroturf movement of Soros. Checked their website. They told the drones to try to dress normal, with khakis and polo shirts. They also suggested that they try to provoke the police into bogus brutality situations. They assured the puppets that they have lots of lawyers on detainer who will represent all alinsky kids for free.

And get this, the alinsky kids have been taught well. They are out repeating the white house lies that the Tea Party are astroturf. Along with the usual “tax the rich” rhetoric. As if 60% to various taxes isn’t quite fair.

shanimal on October 1, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Speakin’ truth to power!

Zardoz on October 1, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Seriously, here is an example of what some “occupy” alinsky kids are spewing on forums:

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! REPEAL THE SUPREME COURT CITIZENS UNITED RULING. INCREASE TAX ON THE WEALTHIEST 1%. WE ARE THE 99%

Are we sure they aren’t working for “Organizing for America”?

Are they being paid by #AttackWatch ?

shanimal on October 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM

So excuse me if I find it hard not to dismiss the movement as born of inexperience and misguided idealism.

In my twenties, I was a Woodstock lib too. Look at me now. Stay just like you are, Tina!

petefrt on October 1, 2011 at 9:26 PM

I guess we got to start using those FEMA camps pretty soon.

esnap on October 1, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Why are big corporations evil and yet big government isn’t? Big government is the biggest corporation of them all!

JellyToast on October 1, 2011 at 10:47 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks? Taxpayer dollars are the only reason they even exist anymore, they should have to eat losses that would otherwise leave a family out on the street. In these economic times, the last thing we need to be doing is kicking families to the curb and let perfectly fine homes sit unused.

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

You really are beyond hope if you can hold that much contradiction in your head at once.

Count to 10 on October 1, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Just admit it Ernie, you would just love it if we lived in a totalitarian state were the government gets to decide anything and everything that has to do with our personal lives.
jawkneemusic on October 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Provided that the government supplied him with his drug of choice and silenced anyone who criticized his sexual habits.

Count to 10 on October 1, 2011 at 11:25 PM

What’s wrong with protesting foreclosures coming from bailed out banks?

ernesto on October 1, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I haven’t seen much support around here for bailing out anyone.

No one wants to see people lose their homes, but if you make an agreement to buy something, and can’t pay for it, what do you expect them to do?

It does none of us any good if banks go under because of the losses they suffer due to bad loans. You might say they were being “predatory” when they made those loans in the first place…possibly, in some cases…but I also believe banks were pushed by both the government and the Leftists to make these risky loans in the first place.

I get that you think these banks have so much money they can simply right off the loans and let the people have the houses for free minus what they’ve paid into them. Not really the way to stay in business-also, we the Taxpayers are on the hook for these losses because so many of these mortgages are held by Fannie and Freddie.

I’m not a banker but I would think that lowering the mortgage, even if it means a loss in the principal, is better than putting the property on the market indefinitely and getting nothing.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 2, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Shouldn’t conservative be the new progressive?

Yet another reason why punk really is dead. There was a time at its inception when it meant thinking for yourself. Now it’s self parody.

NTropy on October 2, 2011 at 1:55 AM

I love the “Take back Boston” T-shirt. Yet this guy will certainly vote for the same Mass. uber liberal democrats that own Boston.

Bevan on October 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Alternative headline: Petulant, self-loathing, unemployed squatters seek to foul other people’s nests in quest for some neo-bolshevik utopia which apparently includes preventing other citizens from using roads they helped pay for. Or something.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Check out this roundup of Van Jones’s/Ayers’ instigation. Lots of good links. Piven must be proud.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2786708/posts

onlineanalyst on October 2, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Conservatives need to stop trying to ridicule these protests. Sure, there are some whackos showing up, the kind that ALWAYS show up at EVERY liberal protest. But the majority of people that are there are upset about the same things we are. This is the liberal version of a tea party happening. They are venting their anger at corporations instead of the government, because they don’t quite understand that the two are one in the same, yet. These people are so close to coming over to our side of thinking, it would just take a little nudge to turn them into Tea Partiers.

The smartest move for a person like Herman Cain would be to visit these protests and give the people his plan, listen to what they have to say, explain his positions. He would win the nomination if he did that.

tflst5 on October 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM

If anybody still isn’t convinved that the “occupy” movement is a astroturf left wing coordinated movement, consider this. I just checked Daily Kos and it seems @ 75% of the current discussions on the homepage are devoted to the occupy movement.

shanimal on October 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM

tflst5,
Some of them probably could be reasoned with, but the bulk are professional leftists. To them social mobility is who can grift the system the best.

rob verdi on October 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM

These people are so close to coming over to our side of thinking, it would just take a little nudge to turn them into Tea Partiers.

The smartest move for a person like Herman Cain would be to visit these protests and give the people his plan, listen to what they have to say, explain his positions. He would win the nomination if he did that.

tflst5 on October 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Maybe traditional (that is, non Liberal) Democrats, but these types I seriously doubt it.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Across the country the collective sighs of relief of thousands of Mothers could be heard as they realized their basements would be devoid of inhabitants for the first time in years.

vinceautmorire on October 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Obama has created this.
He told people to put on their “marching shoes”.
Obama wants marching and chanting in the streets to create pressure on banks and corporations.
The problem is, if the government comes down harder on corporations, THE PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO SUFFER.
It’s not until Obama gets his foot off the throat of corporations that we will see any relief.
Corporate tax rates in the U.S. are higher than anywhere in the world.
U.S. – 39%
China – 28%
The rest – under 20%

HOW CAN AMERICAN BUSINESSES COMPETE?
When businesses can’t compete, the rest of us, including those idiots in the streets SUFFER!

Mark7788 on October 2, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Across the country the collective sighs of relief of thousands of Mothers could be heard as they realized their basements would be devoid of inhabitants for the first time in years.

vinceautmorire on October 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Heh

Dr Evil on October 2, 2011 at 1:48 PM

If anybody still isn’t convinved that the “occupy” movement is a astroturf left wing coordinated movement, consider this. I just checked Daily Kos and it seems @ 75% of the current discussions on the homepage are devoted to the occupy movement.

shanimal on October 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM

They invaded Facebook go to the search option and put in Occupy.

Most likely they are all the same people belonging to each facebook wall. You know if you cast a large shadow the opposition believes you are bigger than you are. The left likes it’s illusions.

Who was the brilliant Marxist wannabe that came up with “Occupy” sounds like a Muslim thing to me….and they got the rubes out to protest in front of the stock exchange. But still Obama persist in reducing their numbers. Obama The God Of Hellfire.

Dr Evil on October 2, 2011 at 1:57 PM

I hope they were also THOROUGHLY searched before they were incarcerated…

Khun Joe on October 2, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Who’s Behind The ‘Occupy Everywhere’ Faux-tests? Big Government

Looks like it’s public sector employs, they are protesting working for their pay :)

Dr Evil on October 2, 2011 at 3:01 PM

How ironic that the “Days of Rage” in Boston is happening so close to Rep. Barney Frank’s Congressional District!

How many of these protesters voted for Rep. Barney Frank in 2010, AFTER we all knew how much damage Rep. Frank had caused to our financial system by preventing reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Every prostester should be required to do a book report on the book: Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner.

Reckless Endangerment provides an excellent explanation of all of the factors that led to the economic collapse in 2008. And it is written clearly enough for even a liberal to understand. Please send a copy of this book to everybody you know in Barney Frank’s Congressional District before the 2012 election.

Anybody who reads Reckless Endangerment, will certainly be outraged. But they will be justifiably outraged at people like Rep. Barney Frank based on knowledge of actual facts.

I will take “Days of Rage” protests in Boston more seriously, if Rep. Barney Frank is VOTED OUT OF OFFICE in 2012.

wren on October 2, 2011 at 4:19 PM

The kids with the “End the Fed” signs at this protest are supporters of Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul.

Read Ron Paul’s book “End the Fed” to understand that calling for the end of the Federal Reserve is an extension of the anti-war movement.

In his book “End the Fed”, Ron Paul argues that the expansionist monetary policy of the Federal Reserve is the source of funding for all of the wars that Ron Paul considers to be unnecessary. Ergo, ending the Federal Reserve, would end war.

As a liberal friend once explained to me, the political spectrum is really a circle. And Ron Paul’s version of Libertarianism is where far right conservatives and and far left liberals meet when you bring the ends of the political spectrum together to form the circle.

Be very careful who you vote for in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary.

wren on October 2, 2011 at 4:39 PM

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