OWS protesters march on the homes of millionaires in uptown NYC

posted at 1:25 pm on October 11, 2011 by Tina Korbe

It’s not enough for the Occupy Wall Streeters to trash Zuccotti Park or to take advantage of local restaurant owners by using restroom facilities repeatedly and for free. Now, they’re marching on the homes of some of New York City’s wealthiest residents (although some homes — like that of billionaire NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg — will be spared). From The New York Daily News:

A “Millionaires March” will visit the homes – or, more realistically, the gleaming marble lobbies – of five of the city’s wealthiest residents, including News Corp. CEO Rupert MurdochJPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and conservative billionaire David Koch.

Marchers want to present the moguls with oversize checks to dramatize how much less they will pay when New York State’s 2% tax on millionaires expires in December.

“Ninety-nine percent of the residents of New York are going to suffer from this tax giveaway so the 1% who already live in absolute luxury can put more money in their pockets,” said Doug Forand, one of the march organizers.

“This is fiscally, economically and morally wrong.”

Michelle Malkin predicts it won’t take long before the protesters channel ACORN and break into private homes. If it hasn’t happened yet, it will soon. Maybe if they do, Bloomberg will actually crack down — but, for the record, I think his “wait it out” approach is actually advisable for now. When a five-year-old throws a tantrum, you stick him in a corner and let him wear himself out. When he starts breaking things, then you take a different tack. Still, it’s all so depressing: The public cost of the occupation is estimated to be $2 million a day — and, as Ed says, you know who’ll be cleaning up after it’s all over and it won’t be the slackers who started it.

Meanwhile, the number of arrests associated with the protest have continued to grow — and Diane Sawyer says the protests have spread to “thousands” of countries (as Doug Powers put it, she’s quite the nation-builder, that Diane Sawyer!). It looks like the occupiers are just digging in: The Park supposedly has a makeshift library, medical tent and its own newspaper, The Occupy Wall Street Journal.

What’s the over-under on these? Another two weeks? Four? When does the weather change in NYC? Never thought I’d say this when the fall is so lovely and mellow, but, if cold will scatter these protesters, then I hope winter comes early.

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You wonder what these OWS people could accomplish if they put the same amount of energy into looking for a job or starting a business.

Nah..that would be work, and would cut into their bellyaching and drum circle time.

/filthy dope smoking hippies

DrW on October 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM

As the OWS protesters progress uptown, they are followed by a cloud of dirt and filth, à la Pig-Pen.

steebo77 on October 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM

We Are The 53%
http://the53.tumblr.com/
Those of us who pay for those of you who whine about all of that… or that… or whatever.

Colbyjack on October 11, 2011 at 1:31 PM

man if ever the term useful idiots had any meaning it has to be for these occupists

DanMan on October 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM

OT………

Eric Holder is holding a press conference in 30 minutes.

Knucklehead on October 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM

ABC News is reporting that there is increasing chatter on social networking amoung the OWSers that violence is needed.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/hacking-threats-dirt-darker-side-occupy-wall-street/story?id=14706311

There still are postings that talk about taxing the 1 percent more severely or even throwing them in jail. “But then,” says Schiavone, “there’s an increase in ‘let’s kill’ them. We see ‘eat the rich,’ ‘kill the wealthy.’ There are images circulating of senior executives being decapitated, images of blood. Artists are releasing images of banks on fire.”

Meanwhile the OWSers picked up a key endorsement today

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iranian-leaders-support-us-protesters/2011/10/11/gIQAMoahcL_story.html?wprss=rss_americas

As the Iranian leaders see it, the U.S. protests stem from the “Islamic awakening,” the term Iran uses for the Middle East uprisings that have brought down autocratic rulers in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. According to Iran’s leaders, the uprisings are offshoots of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran.

The Occupy Wall Street movement is prompting Iranian politicians to conclude that the heart of the West is now targeted by the chain of uprisings.

“The United States is currently the scene of a popular uprising which indicates spread of the Islamic awakening to the U.S.,” lawmaker Mohammad Karim Abedi, a member of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy committee, told state media.

William Amos on October 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Perhaps we should all do a little research on the homes of leftist illuminati and highlight where they live, and how they live.

Colbyjack on October 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM

OT: Christie to endorse Romeny today.

portlandon on October 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM

This is where the rubber meets the road. If these dregs trespass, cause property damage, or assault people, someone may end up on the business end of a gun. Protest if you wish but your freedom ends at my property and person.

This is outrageous that civil authorities would allow this, given the possibility of bodily harm, property damage, and outright mayhem. But if the authorities won’t protect people, they will protect themselves. This little charade has gone too far and the blood that is likely to be spilled is on the hands of the protestors and civil leaders who cowered under the pressure.

GoodSamaritan on October 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM

MOB. Why do leftists attack people? I hate it.

antisocial on October 11, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Meanwhile, the number of arrests associated with the protest have continued to grow — and Diane Sawyer says the protests have spread to “thousands” of countries (as Doug Powers put it, she’s quite the nation-builder, that Diane Sawyer!).

Like I said in the other thread — Expect Diane to report tonight that the Occupy Wall Street marches on the moguls’ homes attracted an estimated million, billion, trillion, zillion quadrillion participants. (“Good evening, I’m Diane Sawyer. Every living non-Republican organism on the planet today turned out in protest in front of the homes of some of the nation’s richest white males…“)

jon1979 on October 11, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Bloomberg had better watch it. The ‘millionaires’ decide to leave New York, that city will be in deep trouble financially.

And the OWS crowd will see their taxes going WAY UP.

GarandFan on October 11, 2011 at 1:37 PM

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/10/10/schultz-says-republican-racism-behind-its-opposition-occupy-moveme
Schultz Says Racism Behind Republican Opposition To ‘Occupy’ Movement

On his MSNBC show tonight, Schultz claimed that what lies behind Republican criticism of Occupy is . . . racism. In a beyond-bizarre analogy, Schultz somehow said that there’s “no difference” between GOP congressman Peter King’s criticism of Occupy Wall Street and Trent Lott’s 2002 birthday-party praise for Strom Thurmond.

Self be-clowning is truly a wonder to behold.

Colbyjack on October 11, 2011 at 1:37 PM

jon1979 on October 11, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Unless it gets violent, then not a peep about it.

forest on October 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I’d like for them to protest Soros, Buffet and the Obamas.

The fools protest the Wall Streeters who brung and will bring again Obama.

It’s a surreal world.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM

“The United States is currently the scene of a popular uprising which indicates spread of the Islamic awakening to the U.S.,” lawmaker Mohammad Karim Abedi, a member of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy committee, told state media.

William Amos on October 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM

And these are people we’re supposed to consider our “equals” in humanity.

The real problem, of course, is that way too many people will believe them.

BobMbx on October 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Guillotine futures through the roof….

Vashta.Nerada on October 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Diane Sawyer: “these protests have spread to thousands of countries”…

New Motto: Occupy Antartica…

PatriotRider on October 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I’d love to drop in there with a golden statue of Obama as a symbol of what they worship – government.

Red Cloud on October 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM

It’s interesting that they’re all set to protest the JP Morgan guy, but no Goldman Sachs zillionaire is on their radar, nor perennial “Morning Joe” blowhard Mort Zuckerman… and I’d imagine The Donald will be upset that he isn’t getting a visit, too.

TC@LeatherPenguin on October 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I can’t say my solution for getting rid of the communists, bums, free loaders, and idiots.

darwin on October 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM

William Amos on October 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Just a matter of time and the right circumstances. It won’t happen in NYC, though. There are softer targets.

a capella on October 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Hopefully it lasts right up to next November. Obama-McGovern 2012 for the win!

Lawdawg86 on October 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Wow. Just yesterday, they were making fun of Glenn Beck for saying this would happen.

faraway on October 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Okay, kooky scenario alert here…..

This is not going to end well. Because at some point these protestors are going to get tired of just marching. They are already moving away from just Wall Street, now heading to other locales. All thanks to BLOOMBERG doing nothing but encouraging these OWS protestors.

Then when the trips to Murdoch and others homes doesn’t work, what then? Firebombs or other crap like that?

These “OCCUPY” protests have even reached Possum Holler University here. I saw some of these posters just last night. And this isn’t a big place, or big school.

You Jewish voters better wake up, you’re about to become the villians here.

Good Lord, help us survive.

PappyD61 on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Wow. Just yesterday, they were making fun of Glenn Beck for saying this would happen.

faraway on October 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Beck isn’t prescient, he just reads history and takes people at their word. If they say they’re planning to foment revolution in the US he believes them.

darwin on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Its time for a visit from Snake Plissken.

Here’s a grainy image I’ve obtained from a recent strategy meeting of the OWS organizers. I must admit, I’m not sure which part of the photo is more compelling….the shotgun with a 12x scope, or Adrienne Boobeau’s…erh…..décolletage.

BobMbx on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

(although some homes — like that of billionaire NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg — will be spared).

oh, how gallant of them…../

ted c on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Just a matter of time and the right circumstances. It won’t happen in NYC, though. There are softer targets.

a capella on October 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Well Fox is reporting that the Holder presser is going to be about another failed attempt.

Knucklehead on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

There Will Be Blood

blatantblue on October 11, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Seems to me, this radical crap goes way back, and they have a friends at West Boro….

http://hillbuzz.org/2011/10/10/democrat-westboro-hate-group-celebrates-steve-jobs-cancer-death-by-tweeting-from-their-iphones/

capejasmine on October 11, 2011 at 1:47 PM

“Property is the fruit of labor…property is desirable…is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.” – Abraham Lincoln

walnut on October 11, 2011 at 1:49 PM

when New York State’s 2% tax on millionaires expires in December.

“Ninety-nine percent of the residents of New York are going to suffer from this tax giveaway so the 1% who already live in absolute luxury can put more money in their pockets

To a DNC operative organizing a mob of bums, reducing a tax on those who create jobs, produce a product, and make the economy run, is a “giveaway”.

No,Doug, the “giveaway” is to the rabble you’re rousing, who collectively enjoy the highest standard of living in the history of the world for folks who call themselves “poor” and “downtrodden”.

peski on October 11, 2011 at 1:49 PM

I can’t say my solution for getting rid of the communists, bums, free loaders, and idiots.

darwin on October 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM

I’ll say what I think…..

If any of these human POSs trespassed on my property, I’d say it’s time to let the dogs out. Or start lobbing small lead projectiles, if they got too close.

UltimateBob on October 11, 2011 at 1:50 PM

BobMbx on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

ROFLMAO!!!

capejasmine on October 11, 2011 at 1:50 PM

OT: I saw that DC has given the DC OWS group a four-month permit.

This year’s Army-Navy game on December 10 is in DC where the Redskins play. Will OWS DC try to crash the tailgating? If so, I can tell you that any abusive OWSer is going to get a red-hot poker up the dirtchute at our tailgating spot.

BuckeyeSam on October 11, 2011 at 1:50 PM

When this spins out of control and there is violence and property damage…

… how soon will the Republicans be blamed?

Seven Percent Solution on October 11, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Adrienne Boobeau’s…erh…..décolletage.

BobMbx on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

One of my favorites.

peski on October 11, 2011 at 1:51 PM

The public cost of the occupation is estimated to be $2 million a day — and, as Ed says, you know who’ll be cleaning up after it’s all over and it won’t be the slackers who started it.

Potential for a Tea Party clean-up? Wouldn’t the MSM just love reporting that.

UK riots 2011: 500 Londoners offer to help clean up rioters mess

mudskipper on October 11, 2011 at 1:52 PM

I have to tell you, out here in the sticks where everyone is armed it would be a really bad idea for a mob to converge on anyone’s house. Bad idea.

Terrye on October 11, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Well Fox is reporting that the Holder presser is going to be about another failed attempt.

Knucklehead on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Heh. Stymied by the valient forces of DOJ, no doubt?

a capella on October 11, 2011 at 1:53 PM

When this spins out of control and there is violence and property damage…

… how soon will the Republicans be blamed?

Seven Percent Solution on October 11, 2011 at 1:51 PM

I truly am embarrassed for my country. This is just sad, shameful, and disgusting.

I’m all for free speech, rights to assemble, and protest. But this goes beyond the pale. Especially when we know some are being paid to do it. The press is wallowing in it. The Dems are trying to adopt it, as if that will be their saving grace. All the while, hard working people are going to be left with a huge bill. Not just in clean up, but I fear in funeral costs as well.

capejasmine on October 11, 2011 at 1:54 PM

if cold will scatter these protesters, then I hope winter comes early

Maybe Al Gore will show up to express his soidarity.

Guaranteed cold front/winter storm.

iurockhead on October 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM

I agree with Ultimate Bob.

f any of these kooks were to step on one inch of my private property where my family/children sleep at night and ignored any warning whatsoever to leave they would and should be promptly shot.

These people are deranged. I have no sympathy for them whatsoever and the fact that Bloomberg is doing nothing makes me sick.

BakerAllie on October 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM

somebody is going to get shot. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the left wants.

ted c on October 11, 2011 at 1:57 PM

I have to tell you, out here in the sticks where everyone is armed it would be a really bad idea for a mob to converge on anyone’s house. Bad idea.

Terrye on October 11, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Yup. Especially here in Texas.

iurockhead on October 11, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Bloomberg should have nipped this in the bud. Unless there’s a major three-day rainstorm to wash away these Augean Stables, at this point stopping the protests will involve some major confrontation.

INC on October 11, 2011 at 1:58 PM

There Will Be Blood

blatantblue on October 11, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Great flick…

PatriotRider on October 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM

What’s the over-under on these? Another two weeks? Four?

56, I hope.

Jim Treacher on October 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Okay, kooky scenario alert here…..

This is not going to end well. Because at some point these protestors are going to get tired of just marching. They are already moving away from just Wall Street, now heading to other locales. All thanks to BLOOMBERG doing nothing but encouraging these OWS protestors.

Then when the trips to Murdoch and others homes doesn’t work, what then? Firebombs or other crap like that?

These “OCCUPY” protests have even reached Possum Holler University here. I saw some of these posters just last night. And this isn’t a big place, or big school.

You Jewish voters better wake up, you’re about to become the villians here.

Good Lord, help us survive.

PappyD61 on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

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Once this fire starts… it will be much easier for the criminals in the back row to ignore the hard targets and to just break into and rob the upper middle class… After all, they’re rich too…
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The super-rich will merely go on vacation and send in the private guards to protect their stuff.
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I agree…

This is not going to end well.

RalphyBoy on October 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Everything we need to know, comes from Obama’s mentor – Alinsky. This is his hippy army, after all.

The organizer’s function, he added, was “to agitate to the point of conflict”[41] and “to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a ‘dangerous enemy.’”

“The word ‘enemy,’” said Alinsky, “is sufficient to put the organizer on the side of the people”; i.e., to convince members of the community that he is so eager to advocate on their behalf, that he has willingly opened himself up to condemnation and derision.

But it is not enough for the organizer to be in solidarity with the people. He must also, said Alinsky, cultivate unity against a clearly identifiable enemy; he must specifically name this foe, and “singl[e] out” precisely who is to blame for the “particular evil” that is the source of the people’s angst.

In other words, there must be a face associated with the people’s discontent. That face, Alinsky taught, “must be a personification, not something general and abstract like a corporation or City Hall.” Rather, it should be an individual such as a CEO, a mayor, or a president.

faraway on October 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Jim Treacher on October 11, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Yep, that should just about do it…

d1carter on October 11, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Maybe they will trash Carlos Slim’s house… oh wait. He owns the N.Y. Times. He’s a rich guy that’s on our side. yea!

Hummer53 on October 11, 2011 at 2:12 PM

“Ninety-nine percent of the residents of New York are going to suffer from this tax giveaway so the 1% who already live in absolute luxury can put more money in their pockets,”

Code for “Them JOOOOOS who run Wall Street!”

This is a racist endeavor, in keeping with traditional leftism.

CurtZHP on October 11, 2011 at 2:13 PM

I agree with Ultimate Bob.

BakerAllie on October 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Thank you. :-)

UltimateBob on October 11, 2011 at 2:15 PM

When a five-year-old throws a tantrum, you stick him in a corner and let him wear himself out.

This is what I do with my 3 year old, and he’s FAR more mature than these dopes.

Dash on October 11, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I agree with Ultimate Bob.

f any of these kooks were to step on one inch of my private property where my family/children sleep at night and ignored any warning whatsoever to leave they would and should be promptly shot.

These people are deranged. I have no sympathy for them whatsoever and the fact that Bloomberg is doing nothing makes me sick.

BakerAllie on October 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM

It is nearly impossible to posses a gun in New York City and that’s intentional. Without guns the residents of that city are totally vulnerable to these left wing scumbags and that’s exactly what Bloomberg and his ilk want.

rplat on October 11, 2011 at 2:17 PM

I wonder if they have a copy of If you Give a Moose a Muffin at that library?

Who could have guess that after receiving verbal support from the mayor and other lefty politicians, they would become more emboldened?

reaganaut on October 11, 2011 at 2:17 PM

The barbarians are at the gate! Grab your guns, we gotta protect the job creators!

Constantine on October 11, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Goldman Sachs isn’t on that list for some reason. I wonder why?

crosspatch on October 11, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Then when the trips to Murdoch and others homes doesn’t work, what then? Firebombs or other crap like that?

PappyD61 on October 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Anyone seen Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn lately?

Barnestormer on October 11, 2011 at 2:22 PM

It is nearly impossible to posses a gun in New York City and that’s intentional. Without guns the residents of that city are totally vulnerable to these left wing scumbags and that’s exactly what Bloomberg and his ilk want.

rplat on October 11, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Shotguns are still legal in the city, aren’t they?

UltimateBob on October 11, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Who needs guns?

Just put on a Dick Cheney mask, throw a few soaps on a rope around your neck and arm yourself with a wooden cross and they’ll run screaming away.

reaganaut on October 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM

The St Louis OWS protesters are debating squatting in foreclosed homes.

ldbgcoleman on October 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM

I was with 65,000 others on Sunday at Occupy Gillette Stadium. The protest was loud and somewhat liquid fueled as the evil Jet Empire was routed.

philw1776 on October 11, 2011 at 2:27 PM

I can’t say my solution for getting rid of the communists, bums, free loaders, and idiots.

darwin on October 11, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Don’t worry, give it a couple of years and then it will inevitably come to that.

MadDogF on October 11, 2011 at 2:28 PM

OK, I want to sound intelligent before my lib friends …. are they actually planning to approach HOMES,
or just, as the post implies … these companies’ lobbies ?
Yes, that’s still their property, so I’m just as upset as if they were heading for their family dwellings ….
I just want to clarify that they’re NOT heading to execs family homes, correct ?????

Even a couple of FB friends are THRILLED to think Occupy folks will be on execs lawns !!
Sigh.

pambi on October 11, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Goldman Sachs isn’t on that list for some reason. I wonder why?

crosspatch on October 11, 2011 at 2:21 PM

That’s been my biggest question about this. Also not on the list: Any of the AIG-Countrywide-Golden West-Fanny/Freddie types who worked to together to bring crash the world economy.

Hmm, why not?

juliesa on October 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM

It is nearly impossible to posses a gun in New York City and that’s intentional. Without guns the residents of that city are totally vulnerable to these left wing scumbags and that’s exactly what Bloomberg and his ilk want.

rplat on October 11, 2011 at 2:17 PM

NYC is exempt from Heller? Obama must have issued a waiver.

Barnestormer on October 11, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Shotguns are still legal in the city, aren’t they?

UltimateBob on October 11, 2011 at 2:22 PM

The last I heard they were legal but in NYC you needed a permit to purchase, then it must be registered and licensed then you need a permit to carry it anywhere. They obviously want to know where every gun is so they can take it away from you in an expeditious manner. That city is a Constitutional aberration. Of course the same rules apply to short arms.

rplat on October 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM

One TWO of my favorites.

peski on October 11, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Time for that annual eye exam?

karl9000 on October 11, 2011 at 2:36 PM

It’s time for the major corporations and their CEOs to get out of that city and move their operations to Dallas. Why would they want to stay in that left wing sludge pot when they can experience the welcomeness and respect of middle America?

rplat on October 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM

“This is fiscally, economically and morally wrong.”

The 2% tax on millionaires? You are correct, sir.

mankai on October 11, 2011 at 2:47 PM

It will become violent, and Pelosi and all the other bandwagon jumpers will act as though they never said a word… and the press will cover for them.

The Left never has to answer for what it said yesterday.

mankai on October 11, 2011 at 2:49 PM

The local tea partiers should organize a massive cleanup at the park after these guys are done. See if a little shame may work, but I doubt it with this crowd.

zhohlz on October 11, 2011 at 2:51 PM

The local tea partiers should organize a massive cleanup at the park after these guys are done. See if a little shame may work, but I doubt it with this crowd.

zhohlz on October 11, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Great idea.

darwin on October 11, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Initially I was trying not to jump to any hasty judgments about this protest, but I see now it would have been perfectly fine. Someone needs to smack me the next time I bother trying to listen to what the left has to say.

lynncgb on October 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM

This is not spontaneous; it has been - ahem - organized from the start.

It will not end well.

hillbillyjim on October 11, 2011 at 3:04 PM

The public cost of the occupation is estimated to be $2 million a day

Correction: the loss in city taxes during this occupation that discourages day-tripping tourists from seeing a Broadway play, dinner, museums, etc. will be MUCH MORE.

Hard to believe any sane person in NJ, CT, etc. has not cancelled upcoming plans to visit the Big Apple.

Restauranteurs, hoteliers, retailers, theater owners, etc. might be starting their own protest soon.

I can hardly wait for the recriminations to begin.

fred5678 on October 11, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Ron Paul praises OWS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PkfoocSRMU#!

jp on October 11, 2011 at 3:10 PM

It’s not enough for the Occupy Wall Streeters to trash Zuccotti Park or to take advantage of local restaurant owners by using restroom facilities repeatedly and for free.

Oh well, let them use the restrooms instead of cop cars.

Diane Sawyer says the protests have spread to “thousands” of countries

And less than 1/5 of them are members of the UN? Maybe she was counting the subtribes of the Iroquois and Obama’s 57 states.

When does the weather change in NYC? Never thought I’d say this when the fall is so lovely and mellow, but, if cold will scatter these protesters, then I hope winter comes early.

The Weather Service has predicted an inch of rain for NYC tomorrow night. That should send our fair-weather friends running home to Mommy for a hoodie.

Steve Z on October 11, 2011 at 3:17 PM

This is not spontaneous; it has been – ahem – organized from the start.

It will not end well.

hillbillyjim on October 11, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Ammo unused is useless ammo.

Lanceman on October 11, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Who needs guns?

Just put on a Dick Cheney mask, throw a few soaps on a rope around your neck and arm yourself with a wooden cross and they’ll run screaming away.

reaganaut on October 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Or maybe, to borrow an idea from Woody Allen, carve a bar of soap into the shape of a gun and paint it black, but use it before it rains.

Steve Z on October 11, 2011 at 3:21 PM

This is rich. Tea partiers heads are spinning now, if they weren’t before.

Debbie Downer has weighed in and says that Republicans, who were racists when protesting crazy government spending, are now really, really racist for criticizing the loonies of Occupy!

Super-racists. Just crazy people, those Republican Tea partiers.

MTF on October 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Flash mob writ large.

Dumbasses.

hillbillyjim on October 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

The Daily Mail has photos of OccupyWallStreet! that seemingly show even more of the 1% hanging out with the 99%, mostly for the thrill of it.

MTF on October 11, 2011 at 3:35 PM

…can put more money in their pockets…

What those loons don’t seem to realize is that those rich guys don’t put the money in their pockets if there’s somewhere they can invest it and expect a reasonable return. That’s what helps create jobs and spur the economy. These guys would rather have the government take it and toss it down the “stimulus hole”.

taznar on October 11, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Do even the most delusional liberals see the irony of multi-millionaire celebs – who make millions from large corporations like Fox, NBC, Sony, etc showing up against “corporate greed”

Some dope reads a script – gets paid $5M a film, regardless of its financial success…

Too funny these liberal morons.

Odie1941 on October 11, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Diane Sawyer said “more than a thousand countries,” not
“thousands.”

Get it right, especially if you presume to fact-check another. Either way, of course, she’s still a fool.

Christien on October 11, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Stephen Lerner of SEIU is the rotten so and so that is coordinating this terrorizing campaign. He lives in NW DC, not far from Silver Spring, in a nice two-story corner house. HE should receive the same sort of mob attention that he is arranging for others.

rayra on October 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Hilarious! since you can be assured that most of those millionaires voted for Obama.

pgrossjr on October 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM

I work for Wall Street, but I’m no millionaire. I’ve paid $15,324.59 year-to-date in federal income tax and expect to get very little of that back next year. I dare you public dole leeches to come to my door….

hot-heir on October 11, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Bloomberg says these dolts can stay for a few months. Let’s see how energetic they are when the first true cold front blows into town.

n00bs

cannonball on October 11, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Ninety-nine percent of the residents of New York are going to suffer from this tax giveaway so the 1% who already live in absolute luxury can put more money in their pockets,” said Doug Forand, one of the march organizers.

Again with the “Scrooge McDuck Theory.” All the rich do is take their profits, load it into a big vault and stare at it, swim in it, make piles of money with a gold plated bulldozer.

It`s going to turn violent and I hope it`s stamped out quickly.

ThePrez on October 11, 2011 at 4:33 PM

rplat on October 11, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Which is generally why these Occupy … protests are taking place in cities that severely restrict personal protection rights. If they showed up in any of the rural areas in my neck of the woods the residents would rally to the aid of the property owner and a lesson in civility would be given.

chemman on October 11, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Don’t blame the Weed.

Ben Hur on October 11, 2011 at 5:30 PM

The protesters are whacked out druggies, already homeless people, and overindulged children looking for more attention. Now, the cities are continuing the overindulgence by making life as comfortable as possible for these nut cases. Cut them off of all gov’t. handouts, and demand that as long as they’re hanging out, they must clean up after themselves. Why should the taxpayers support these spoiled chidren?

jintrabar on October 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

In the 1960′s, college campus’ got trashed when spoiled brats were coddled by wealthy elites who thought it better to lend ear to insanity than to crack down. They encouraged more of the same and so they got more of the same. Notice though, how few ROTC buildings were burned down AFTER Kent State.

Michael Bloomberg is playing right into the hands of the “occupiers” just like campus administrators did in the early stages of the 1960′s protests. Personally I couldn’t care less if the homes of wealthy Manhattan liberals get trashed by their own children. The irony is beautiful.

SAMinVA on October 11, 2011 at 6:47 PM

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