Video: Cold weather to test Occupy Wall Street

posted at 2:45 pm on October 29, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

That’s what New York City authorities hope, anyway, which is why the city timed its “fire hazard” raids yesterday. They seized generators and fuel as fire hazards — which would almost certainly be the case in a crowded area like this — just in time for snowfall predicted for later today. CBS News notes that the Occupiers have some limited options, such as a public atrium on Wall Street itself owned (or perhaps just controlled) in part by the city that is required to remain open. However, that appears to be utilized by OWS as more of a leadership meeting space than an “occupied” zone, although that could change if conditions deteriorate at Zuccotti Park. Will this be it for the main Occupy protest zone, or will it take tougher measures than freezing temperatures and an inch of snow to dislodge the protesters?

Over at Occupy DC, they’ve already been dealing with bad weather and cold temperatures, although not as cold as predicted for New York City, and don’t appear to be diminishing. In fact, as The Daily Caller reports this morning, they’ve been busy working on a declaration of independence. Do the Occupiers want to secede? Er …

“They’re basically doing everything the Forefathers were doing in 1775 when they developed our Constitution.”

Actually, that’s not even close, champ. In 1775, our forefathers were trying to get the British to negotiate. In 1776, when King George III sent back a reply that called them traitors for challenging his authority, they began working on the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, which didn’t get started until 1787. And I’m pretty sure that it didn’t get approval one sentence at a time, either.

As for the “secession,” what Anthony Sluder is actually describing here is an autonomous collective, not a city. They’re missing quite a few things that cities usually have, including roofs, permanent infrastructure, and an independent economy. There is nothing illegal about forming an autonomous collective as long as it’s formed on private property, and as long as it doesn’t violate any other laws. If you want to hear an entertaining description of the political processes in an autonomous collective, try this clip on for size — and marvel at just how familiar this language is. Who knew that the Occupy Movement was the world’s biggest Monty Python skit?

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Can we build a wall around them?

JellyToast on October 29, 2011 at 2:52 PM

They’ll just start demanding other things. Shelters, spaces heaters, hats and gloves, a hot toddy access to buildings that are heated. These are not a hardy bunch, they’ll whine and complain about the conditions and assert there right to warm clothes and shelter from the elements. Can hardly wait for the uproar after one of these losers dies from the elements. There will be endless hearings and referendums and I’m sure congress will get invalid. Anything so they don’t have to pass a budget.

Tommy_G on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Who knew that the Occupy Movement was the world’s biggest Monty Python skit?

What an absurd movement- why should anyone find fault in the way Wall Street has operated over the past decade? Or to complain that the elite engaged in gross negligence during the asset bubble in order to maximize personal gain at the expense of our nation’s financial system? I say more unregulated derivatives and CDO’s, if you graduated from an Ivy League university its your birth rite to take the money and run.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Good! I hope they freeze their stinken filthy hind ends off! I hope the storm lasts for days and days. I know, I am not a very nice person am I?
L

letget on October 29, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Who knew that the Occupy Movement was the world’s biggest Monty Python skit?

Heh…. ;)

sicoit on October 29, 2011 at 2:54 PM

10 bucks some of them end up in the emergency room demanding free healthcare.

Yep just like the Tea Party.

gophergirl on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

As of right now NYC has 1.2″ of snow and counting. This is the first time in recorded history the city has recorded an inch of snow in the month of October.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

should be their right instead of there right in the 3rd line. Also, the second to last line should read, “I’m sure congress will get involved.” Sorry for the inconvenience. It can’t possible be my fault. I blame the autocorrect in OS 10.7.

Tommy_G on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

As of right now NYC has 1.2″ of snow and counting. This is the first time in recorded history the city has recorded an inch of snow in the month of October.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Maybe there is a God?

sharrukin on October 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

What an absurd movement- why should anyone find fault in the way Wall Street has operated over the past decade? Or to complain that the elite engaged in gross negligence during the asset bubble in order to maximize personal gain at the expense of our nation’s financial system? I say more unregulated derivatives and CDO’s, if you graduated from an Ivy League university its your birth rite to take the money and run.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

I’m very stupid compared to you.

bayam on July 25, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Tommy_G on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

this

cmsinaz on October 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

As of right now NYC has 1.2″ of snow and counting. This is the first time in recorded history the city has recorded an inch of snow in the month of October.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Obviously God is not on their side, Will they take they hint?

Tommy_G on October 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

My heart goes out to the businesses nearby.
Good Lord, they’ve done nothing to deserve all of the cr@p they’re forced to endure because of these idjits.
Sure hoping that the weather at least whittles down the number of the (almost)-pitifully deluded babies in their sweet widdle playgrounds of imaginary self-rule.
GTFO.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM

As of right now NYC has 1.2″ of snow and counting. This is the first time in recorded history the city has recorded an inch of snow in the month of October.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

It started raining in Philly last night. Changed to snow in the morning, and now it is sleet and freezing rain. Sleeting so hard you can hear it hitting the windows. No one is going out today unless it’s necessary, and then they risk slipping on icy sidewalks and breaking something.

Occupy Philly compared themselves to the soldiers at Valley Forge, but the soldiers had fires, which the Occunuts do not. And the soldiers were willing to die for their cause, while I suspect a thermo-imaging picture tonight would show the Occunuts to have sneaked home to the dorm or to Mom’s basement.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

All of Wall Street?

Where are those indictments? Obama better get on the ball.

Puhleez the movement may have some points but in general they are a bunch of losers, whiners, commies, socialists, anarchists, and druggies. The fact that you cannot see that is just amazing.

CW on October 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

As of right now NYC has 1.2″ of snow and counting. This is the first time in recorded history the city has recorded an inch of snow in the month of October.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM
Maybe there is a God?

sharrukin on October 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM

And He has a sense of humor.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

The Occupy Denver crowd got a foot of snow in an early snowstorm this week. They are probably more used to it than New Yorkers though.

txmomof6 on October 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I hope there will be video of these idiots dealing with the snowstorm.

Comedy gold just waiting to be mined.

WisCon on October 29, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Open 24/7? Do they allow the homeless to sleep there? I doubt it. Why do these bums get access? As to the knitting grandma, it would be cheaper to buy hats and gloves.

Blake on October 29, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Sleet would be nice.

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM

They are grubbing for generators and other high priced items on the official occupy wish list.

As of now in NYC it is alternating between hard, driving cold rain and heavy, wet snow.

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

tried this 2x earlier. Didn’t see it come up. I’ll try it one more time.

Occupied Zucchini Park in NYC……

How about we give it a name. A real “city” type name. Something they can use to kick-start their secession from the Union.

How about these for starters:

TEATERVILLE

SOROS CITY

OBAMAVILLE

VANJONEISTAN

FREELOADERTOWN

INGRATE CITY

WHOLE FOODS PARK

COMMUNISTA

THE PROGRESSIVE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CRAPOLA

PAMPERED POINT

REBELLIA

FAILURAVILLE

MOOCHIE CITY

any others you can think of?

PappyD61 on October 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

All of Wall Street?

Where are those indictments? Obama better get on the ball.

Puhleez the movement may have some points but in general they are a bunch of losers, whiners, commies, socialists, anarchists, and druggies. The fact that you cannot see that is just amazing.

CW on October 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I’m sure bayam also believes that Bush and Cheney are guilty of War Crimes.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 3:19 PM

What an absurd movement- why should anyone find fault in the way Wall Street has operated over the past decade? Or to complain that the elite engaged in gross negligence during the asset bubble in order to maximize personal gain at the expense of our nation’s financial system? I say more unregulated derivatives and CDO’s, if you graduated from an Ivy League university its your birth rite to take the money and run.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Or, (to add to your list,) why should they complain that mortgages were first peddled to those who could not pay, then chopped up into packages and sold/resold/resold again so as to prevent the inevitable collapse of that part of the industry? Or, that warnings of this problem were ignored by the leadership in congress whose job it was to oversee fannie and freddie?

The movement you speak of doesn’t recognize these problems; nor do they suggest what concrete steps they’d take to replace the things they would tear down.

Rudderless, wanton destructors.

massrighty on October 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

They are grubbing for generators and other high priced items on the official occupy wish list.

As of now in NYC it is alternating between hard, driving cold rain and heavy, wet snow.

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

LOL, those idjuts obviously haven’t priced generators lately. $200 apiece isn’t even close.

Hears that NYC also had some Thundersnow earlier.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM

“there’s some lovely filth down here”. Heh.

zhohlz on October 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Occupy cold weather survival tip: Stuffing your shirt and pant pockets with plutonium will keep you toasty warm throughout the winter.

darwin on October 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

They are grubbing for generators and other high priced items on the official occupy wish list.

As of now in NYC it is alternating between hard, driving cold rain and heavy, wet snow.

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Their bought vs needed list looks a little weak. Heh…freeze your little fannies off children. Welcome to Utopia!

sicoit on October 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

, if you graduated from an Ivy League university its your birth rite to take the money and run.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

All evidence to the contrary. Or do you think none of these little darlings graduated from ivy league schools?

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Weather was blamed today for cancelling a speech by former President Bill Clinton to boost the re-election candidacy of Mayor Nutter. Officials said Clinton’s plane could not get off the ground for his flight into Philadelphia.

Occupy Philly protesters who planned to confront Clinton and Nutter claimed credit for the cancellation.”It’s cancelled due to the weather,” said Sheila Simmons, director of communications of Nutter for Mayor.

Asked why the mayor decided not to go ahead on his own, she said, “I would need to get a comment from him.” She said that all she knows is that she got a call saying Clinton couldn’t get there because of the weather.

About 200 protesters had gathered outside Mitten Hall on the Temple campus to confront the former president. Organizers said they wanted to “spotlight the suppression of the 99% in politics, as well as politicians’ silence on issues that are important to the people.”

The group gathered at city hall this morning despite the blustery weather and marched down Broad Street. At Temple, they joined another group that had taken the subway to the event.

The Occupy Philadelphia protest turned into a cold, soggy, wildswept encampment this morning as rain and snow came down – the first significant test of the movement’s ability to sustain itself as the weather turns cold. The weather turned the west side of city hall in Center City this morning from an energetic daily gathering to a still, quiet landscape of tightly zipped tents.

One woman tried to right a tent that blew over, while others sought to protect signs and flyers behind sheets of clear plastic.
Small rivers ran through the courtyard, but posed no barrier to people who saw Occupy Philadelphia as a chance to be heard about the gulf between rich and poor.

Inquirer.

Wonder what Bubba would have done if he didn’t have “weather” as an excuse not to show up. Moonbats protesting a Democratic rally does not make for good PR.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Brrrr…
Feeling a little chill.

I think I’ll turn the heat up and make a sandwich.

NeoKong on October 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Hears that NYC also had some Thundersnow earlier.

Del Dolemonte

Yes. We had thunder and lightning earlier. :) It ain’t pretty out there, no siree! And no signs of it letting up soon either.

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Yellow snow alert!

50sGuy on October 29, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Brrrr…
Feeling a little chill.

I think I’ll turn the heat up and make a sandwich.

NeoKong on October 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Yep.
Set up snowblower, just in case – check!
Firewood ready for fire – check!
Single malt scotch – check!

Nice to have these things, that I’ve worked for, and paid for, and work to maintain…

massrighty on October 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM

As of now in NYC it is alternating between hard, driving cold rain and heavy, wet snow.

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Somewhere in the Big Apple this afternoon Travis Bickle is driving his cab and smiling….

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Their bought vs needed list looks a little weak. Heh…freeze your little fannies off children. Welcome to Utopia!

sicoit

Looks like someone scored a $1,000 MacBook at Zucotti-ville.

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM

California Dreamin’ on such a Winter’s day?

New York’s a lonely town when you’re the only surfer boy around.

SurferDoc on October 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Looks like someone scored a $1,000 MacBook at Zucotti-ville.

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Must have come out of messiah’s trust fund, no?

sicoit on October 29, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Must have come out of messiah’s trust fund, no?

sicoit

Please don’t tell me this is tax-deductible. This wish list is fascinating. The ‘ship to’ option is baffling. Where the hell are they receiving packages? Are the tent cities becoming permanent addresses?

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Are the tent cities becoming permanent addresses?

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Probably receiving them at Mater and Pater’s house and then having a delivery service bring them in.

sicoit on October 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM

As of right now NYC has 1.2″ of snow and counting. This is the first time in recorded history the city has recorded an inch of snow in the month of October.

Is Al Gore in town?

GarandFan on October 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Give a protester mittens and they stay warm for a day.

Teach them to knit their own mittens and they can become capitalists.

Oh wait, that’s like work man.

Wander on October 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Give a protester mittens and they stay warm for a day.

Teach them to knit their own mittens and they can become capitalists.

Oh wait, that’s like work man.

Wander on October 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

ROFL! :)

sicoit on October 29, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Set up snowblower, just in case – check!
Firewood ready for fire – check!
Single malt scotch – check!

Nice to have these things, that I’ve worked for, and paid for, and work to maintain…

massrighty on October 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM

12-pack of Charmin in the linen closet – check!

As my late uncle used to say about an approaching Minnesota blizzard, “We’re fine as long as the toilet paper and the Scotch hold out.”

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Why no discussion about George Will’s article today about how Romney could cost the Republicans the Senate in 2012?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitt-romney-the-pretzel-candidate/2011/10/28/gIQAPEQ8PM_story.html?hpid=z2

karenhasfreedom on October 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Fair weather occupiers??

poxoma on October 29, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Are the tent cities becoming permanent addresses?

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Come the next election, I’m sure there will be people showing up demanding provisional ballots and claiming Zuccoti Park as their legal residence for purposes of voting.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 3:46 PM

I actually don’t think this cold weather is the real test of their perseverance/willingness to stay.

The real test will be the 2nd snowy/frozen day.

This one, all the occupiers will be out to show that they are in it for the long haul, and out to show the media they will withstand anything. So more people will stay for that.

The 2nd go around for bad weather, people will be high-tailing it out of there.

Abby Adams on October 29, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Obviously divine punishment for the OWS. It seems Goldman Sachs made a large contribution to the Vatican and this just happened to follow that.

NNtrancer on October 29, 2011 at 3:47 PM

What an absurd movement- why should anyone find fault in the way Wall Street has operated over the past decade? Or to complain that the elite engaged in gross negligence during the asset bubble in order to maximize personal gain at the expense of our nation’s financial system? I say more unregulated derivatives and CDO’s, if you graduated from an Ivy League university its your birth rite to take the money and run.
bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

But 99% of Wall Street are Democrats, Bayam. You told us that yourself.

So this really is all your fault.

Chuck Schick on October 29, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Snow and cold weather. Parents all across the northeast are sighing in disappointment! They thought their very own freeloader had finally left the basement and now is coming back.

whaaaaaawhaaaaaawhaaaaa

jbh45 on October 29, 2011 at 3:54 PM

12-pack of Charmin in the linen closet – check!

As my late uncle used to say about an approaching Minnesota blizzard, “We’re fine as long as the toilet paper and the Scotch hold out.”

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 3:43 PM

I’m married to someone whose personality profile always includes the words “careful planner.”

We are never out of necessities.

massrighty on October 29, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Abby Adams on October 29, 2011 at 3:47 PM

It’s not the cold, it’s the humidity. Damp, cold, bone-chilling miserableness with sleet/snain/ice/snow/slush coming down and the wind blowing pretty hard.

Regular snow and cold wouldn’t be nearly as bad as what we’ve got right now. I never realized this kind of weather could put me in such a good mood.

Laura in Maryland on October 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

As of right now NYC has 1.2″ of snow and counting. This is the first time in recorded history the city has recorded an inch of snow in the month of October.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

..I know, I know..ain’t it bleeding wonderful?

The War Planner on October 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Come the next election, I’m sure there will be people showing up demanding provisional ballots and claiming Zuccoti Park as their legal residence for purposes of voting.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Seeing as this is NY we are talking about it doesn’t bother me. The state will go blue anyway, so if they are voting there they aren’t voting in another, more crucial, state like say I dunno PA?

clement on October 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Here’s a refresher.

Live webcam from Zuccotti Park.

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If this economic crisis was totally the fault of either Wall St. or Republicans, there would have been a best selling book, ala “All The President’s Men” that would have re-traced all steps that led to this crisis. And every evil Wall Streeter and evil Republican who played a significant role would have become household names, just like Liddy, Haldermann, Erlichmann, etc, were back in the mid-70′s.

If that book had been written, then the Republicans would not have had such big wins in the 2010 midterms. When Obama said “do you really want to vote for the people who created this mess”, he could have held up that book and named names, and so could every other Democrat running for office. But they couldn’t do that, because the book was never written and can’t be written.

Now you’ve got these OWS people repeating the same one liners that we heard three years ago…..”de-regulation”, “Wall St. greed”, blah, blah, blah. Even if people have some sympathy for them, and agree with them on a few points, the bottom line is that they don’t have, and have never had a smoking gun to hang this crisis around the necks of the rich or the Republican party. If they did, the MSM would have been all over it.

I remember a few days after the fall of Lehman Bros. and AIG, somebody called into Rush Limbaugh’s show and said “Rush, if this was the fault of Republicans and greedy Wall St. people, why aren’t they naming any names?”.

The reason that OWS won’t go anywhere is because the largest protests are taking place in deep Blue states. The real question is, what do suburbanites in swing states think about the OWS protests in their big cities, like Miami, Cleveland, Richmond, Charlotte, etc? How do they feel about local businesses and residents being inconvenienced? How do they feel about tax payers having to foot the bill for cops and sanitation workers getting paid all this overtime to deal with these protesters? How do they feel about all the confrontations with the cops? How do they feel about all the filth and lewd behavior?

Liberal mayors and Liberal Congressmen in Liberal cities can bend over backwards all they want to accomodate the protesters, if they feel like at least 60% of thier constituents are supportive of the protesters messsage. But what about the Purple states that Obama needs to win? I would think that the longer this goes on, the more of a negative effect it will have for the Democrats in these places.

ardenenoch on October 29, 2011 at 4:08 PM

As of right now NYC has 1.2″ of snow and counting. This is the first time in recorded history the city has recorded an inch of snow in the month of October.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

One of two things is proven by this:

Al Gore is a liar, or God has a wonderful sense of humor.

Wait….both are true!

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Abby Adams on October 29, 2011 at 3:47 PM
It’s not the cold, it’s the humidity. Damp, cold, bone-chilling miserableness with sleet/snain/ice/snow/slush coming down and the wind blowing pretty hard.

Regular snow and cold wouldn’t be nearly as bad as what we’ve got right now. I never realized this kind of weather could put me in such a good mood.

Laura in Maryland on October 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

It’s been like this off and on for several weeks (not the snow, but the rest) in Philly. Cold rain, sometimes very hard, for a day or two. Then it stops, but the temps never get above the high 60s, so nothing really dries out. Another few days, and it’s a day of rain, and everything is damp and clammy again.

Rain stops, but it’s overcast and in the 50s. Nigh temps start dropping to the 40s and 30s. Yesterday it was in the high 60s and sunny, but when the rain came through at night, the temps dropped into the low 40s. No chance of an Indian summer any more, either.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

The DC folks may want to add a Zamboni to the wish list.

Laura in Maryland on October 29, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 4:09 PM

We had to bite the bullet and put the heat on today. We normally try to hold out until 11/1.

Laura in Maryland on October 29, 2011 at 4:13 PM

ardenenoch on October 29, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Members of both parties are lip deep in this pile of sh1t. This is the job of Progressives and they inhabit both parties. Were it Repubs alone your theory would ring true, but with Dems in it too they are shielding each other.

darwin-t on October 29, 2011 at 4:17 PM

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM

PRICELESS !!!
“really, the weather’s not too bad .. DAMN, how come thes toe-warmers aren’t working?!?”
(direct quote)

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 4:21 PM

My heart goes out to the businesses nearby.

Nope.

They get the government they deserve. Bankrupt every single one of them.

crash72 on October 29, 2011 at 4:22 PM

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Or, (to add to your list,) why should they complain that mortgages were first peddled to those who could not pay, then chopped up into packages and sold/resold/resold again so as to prevent the inevitable collapse of that part of the industry? Or, that warnings of this problem were ignored by the leadership in congress whose job it was to oversee fannie and freddie?

The movement you speak of doesn’t recognize these problems; nor do they suggest what concrete steps they’d take to replace the things they would tear down.

Rudderless, wanton destructors.

massrighty on October 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

bayam’s afraid to watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIm5Mp-mmRU

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

An article by Breitbart said at one Occupy site there were 200 tents.
A nighttime aerial thermal scan indicated 20 of the tents were actually occupied.

KyserS on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Could it be this is all just prep work for what they Acorn Occupiers are going to do to the GOP Convention next Summer?

Can you imagine if the GOP nominates Mitt “WALL STREET” Romney?

Chicago 1968 baby.

Agitate, Intimidate and Organize……..OBAMA 2012

PappyD61 on October 29, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Actually, as a point of information, Britain is the world’s biggest Monty Python skit.

S. Weasel on October 29, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Who knew that the Occupy Movement was the world’s biggest Monty Python skit?

I have my hand raised Ed :)

Dr Evil on October 29, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Brrrr!

78 degrees here. Please don’t come to my city.

Key West Reader on October 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

O/T:
The comments are hysterical!

Human Amoeba Michael Moore Gives Speech To Occupy Oakland… (I just looooooovvveeee Weaselzippers title) *snicker*

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/10/29/human-amoeba-michael-moore-gives-speech-to-occupy-oakland/#comments

sicoit on October 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

bayam’s afraid to watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIm5Mp-mmRU

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Del, everyone knows what Glenn and Bill like to believe caused the financial crisis. It’s odd that not even the bankers on Wall Street and in failed lending institutions would blame the government for the unchecked greed of the elite. Only the far right pushing its agenda tells that story.

If you asked Alan Greenspan, who’s finally accepted responsibility for some of his mistakes, or read any book on the financial crisis, you’d understand the real underlying causes were different than the simple, political blame game.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

bayam’s afraid to watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIm5Mp-mmRU

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Howy Cow! Dat was scwawy! Bawknee Fwanks on a hawt sweet wif Biww O’Whiwhey!

LOL.

Who elected this foow?

Key West Reader on October 29, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Absolutely zero bankers blame the government for the crash and all agree with bayam. They’re also all Democrats. Bayam’s also banging Jessica Alba. She loves him for his brain.

Chuck Schick on October 29, 2011 at 4:44 PM

It’s not impossible to live out doors and camp even in the winter time. Sarah Palin could probably write an article about it being from Alaska.

Dr Evil on October 29, 2011 at 4:54 PM

We had to bite the bullet and put the heat on today. We normally try to hold out until 11/1.

Laura in Maryland on October 29, 2011 at 4:13 PM

It’s dried out here enough in Tucson now that we’ve been able to turn on the evaporative cooler instead of the regular air conditioner. Lower cost and we get to have the windows open — fresh air instead of canned.

I look at the snow in NYC and what ya’ll describe for PA, see those squirming juvenile delinquents and hippie throwbacks in the elements and smile while basking in the comfort of a nice Arizona October day.

AZfederalist on October 29, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Del, everyone knows what Glenn and Bill like to believe caused the financial crisis. It’s odd that not even the bankers on Wall Street and in failed lending institutions would blame the government for the unchecked greed of the elite. Only the far right pushing its agenda tells that story.

If you asked Alan Greenspan, who’s finally accepted responsibility for some of his mistakes, or read any book by Paul Krugman on the financial crisis, you’d understand the real underlying causes were different than the simple, political blame game.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Translated: “I can’t deny that the Democrats created the Fannie crisis, so I will insult O’Really and Beck instead”.

G+ for effort.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Via the OWS NYC stream, they’ve organized gathering places (conference rooms @ a local jr. college, for one), where folks will be treated to a viewing of a Harry Belafonte documentary and get warmed up….. Showtimes 6 & 9 pm… Sigh.

My sides are splitting.

http://www.livestream.com/occupywallstnyc?utm_source=website-channel-page&utm_medium=related

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Del, everyone knows what Glenn and Bill like to believe caused the financial crisis. It’s odd that not even the bankers on Wall Street and in failed lending institutions would blame the government for the unchecked greed of the elite. Only the far right pushing its agenda tells that story.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

… and with that statement, you show what a brainwashed leftist toadie you really are. Not a very bright one either. Why anyone even bothers to respond to your posts is a puzzle.

Questions for you:
1) Did or did not Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make government backed loans available to people that had no hope of paying those loans back?
2) Did or did not Janet Reno and the Clinton justice department threaten banks and lenders to make said government backed loans to people who could not pay those loans back?
3) Did or did not Barney Frank make statements when the Bush administration raised warning flags about F-Mae and F-Mac that those institutions were stable?
4) Finally, was it the government or banks who started the meme of “affordable housing for everyone”?

Remember the fact that just because you are considered a useful idiot by your friends on the left, the operative term is still idiot.

AZfederalist on October 29, 2011 at 5:18 PM

letget on October 29, 2011 at 2:54 PM

What did I do to you? Don’t wish that crap on me. Man it’s not even Thanksgiving and we are already getting slammed.

antisocial on October 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM

It’s not impossible to live out doors and camp even in the winter time. Sarah Palin could probably write an article about it being from Alaska.

Dr Evil on October 29, 2011 at 4:54 PM

However, those experiences pretty much always involve some use of fire to stay warm. If the NYC government continues to keep their pair of balls among them and prevent the occupiers from using anything that uses gasoline or open fires, then that will make the conditions very unpleasant.

AZfederalist on October 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Key West Reader on October 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

You lucky

antisocial on October 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I don’t care if they freeze.

mimi1220 on October 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM

bayam’s afraid to watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIm5Mp-mmRU

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

BAYAM you’re a joke .Thanks for admitting as much.

Hmmm it is 525pm and you still have not answered AZFed. You’re just a pathetic phuck. You and Barney are peas in a pod.

CW on October 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Clarify: The occupier crowd, not NYC citizens…

mimi1220 on October 29, 2011 at 5:27 PM

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Oh look, a moron. Shouldn’t you be crapping on a police car and molesting someone’s daughter in between bong hits?

xblade on October 29, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Chat quote from OWS NYC :

“Occupy Denver is getting gassed right now !!” (about 5 mins ago)

See no reports of cops, gassing, etc.
My question is: define GASSED.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Everyone needs to watch the video Del posted from 3:45 on for sure.

CW on October 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Notice how Bayam doesn’t refute anything but simply says it has read a book. What a joke.

CW on October 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM

More fun with Barney and Bill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giwNYo1Lgks

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Man, watching the live video is making me cold.

Hmmmm…..should I turn the furnace up or start the woodstove….decisions decisions…..

What do you guys think? Its a long way (~30′) to the wood pile, and its in the mid 30s here, with a slight drizzle.

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 5:33 PM

It is 84 degrees here in Southern California. I only wish we would get the weather New York is having right now. Our Occupy San Diego deadbeats were cleared out yesterday, the plaza was hosed down and the occupiers moved back in almost at once. They’re not supposed to bring back their tents, but we’ll see how long that lasts. Our mayor has the spine of an amoeba, so I’m betting the Arts Center will be a tent city again in no time.

And we’re unlikely to get the kind of weather to chase them out. One more strike against California. (sigh)

hachiban on October 29, 2011 at 5:35 PM

And here’s one bayam will have trouble spinning-it’s from 2004, and Glenn Beck and Bill O’Really are nowhere to be seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs&feature=related

Spin this one, kiddo!

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Spin this one, kiddo!

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Bayam made no Rush comment? Wow it must be getting more creative with its talking points.

CW on October 29, 2011 at 5:45 PM

livestreaming ows
pambi on October 29, 2011 at 5:16 PM

A mob of spoiled children. So repulsive.

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

An article by Breitbart said at one Occupy site there were 200 tents.
A nighttime aerial thermal scan indicated 20 of the tents were actually occupied.

KyserS on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Occupy London.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

“Occupy Denver is getting gassed right now !!” (about 5 mins ago)

See no reports of cops, gassing, etc.
My question is: define GASSED.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Too many organic beans in the tofu casserole.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 5:55 PM

An article by Breitbart said at one Occupy site there were 200 tents.
A nighttime aerial thermal scan indicated 20 of the tents were actually occupied.

KyserS on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Heh

CW on October 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

They are actually fighting on the livestream. LOL!!

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

They are actually fighting on the livestream. LOL!!

Urban Infidel on October 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Snowball Fight?

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM

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