Cavuto to OWSer: Explain to me again how shutting down ports helps the 99 percent

posted at 9:15 pm on December 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

The clip’s a day old but news stories about collateral damage to the middle class from “Occupy” protests are evergreen. Today’s item comes from the Daily News, via JWF:

Milk Street Cafe, the restaurant whose business dried up in the face of the Occupy Wall Street barricades, is shutting down.

Thursday will be the last day for the 23,000 square-foot eatery that opened at 40 Wall St. in June, the Daily News has learned…

Epstein blamed the barricades that remained in front of his restaurant even after the Occupy Wall Street protestors were removed from Zuccotti Park…

Milk Street Cafe’s closure will result in the layoff of 70 workers. That’s on top of the 21 let go in October.

If you missed it over the weekend, read this San Francisco Chronicle piece in which port workers — and a local union executive — try to figure out how strangling commerce for a day is supposed to hurt a leviathan like Goldman Sachs more than it will wage earners. The answer, I think, is that it really isn’t supposed to; the point was to do something bold and newsworthy to try to reinvigorate the movement before it fades away. They’re still here and angry and getting organized, you see — just in … really stupid ways.

Speaking of which, two clips for you. One from Cavuto and the other from, er, “Parents for Occupy Wall Street.” (Again via JWF.) There’s nothing Americans love more than seeing kids impressed into service as political pawns.

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70 jobs lost? I guess the OWS herd had an impact, after all.

Walter Kovacs on December 14, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Unemployed people have more time to join the Occupy movement. OWS probably thinks driving businesses out of work is a recruiting tool.

hawksruleva on December 14, 2011 at 2:29 PM

She greatly resembles Claire McCaskill as well as some additional annoying traits like head movement, facial muscles, smirk.

The thing I’ve noticed about facism is that it doesn’t seem to last very long before you get your butt handed to you. I guess there’s always going to be a fresh crop of dummies and envy-ists to repeat the ills of yesteryear.

Cat in a banana dress on December 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM

The children of the children of the 60’s have come back to haunt us. Inane, stupid, incoherent, and unable to make a cogent argument based on facts as witnessed by Neil Cavoto’s interview.
We are truly in deep trouble.

Art on December 14, 2011 at 2:48 PM


You are my favorite financial journalist. Love you man. on December 14, 2011 at 3:00 PM

C’mon, Cavuto – Stop giving her face time on the air – that’s all they want anyway. That WAS a total waste of time. Never argue with a fool – it’s an endless circle.

patriotmom1776 on December 14, 2011 at 3:02 PM

I didn’t watch the video (because I don’t like hippies, but it looks like the kids are embarrassed to be there.

dmn1972 on December 14, 2011 at 3:05 PM

She is a great spokesperson..she has a job, a house, a car, she contributes to society with a job and consumes products and services with funds from her paycheck…Yup, she’s a great representative of Occupy “insert Anything here,”…(sarcasm, sarcasm)

ventiamericanopundit on December 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Cavuto is the MAN! Logic vs dillusion. He wins.

ventiamericanopundit on December 14, 2011 at 4:04 PM

working families!

working families!

working families!

The number one reason I could never be a liberal is how devoted they are to lies and doublespeak. They never HONESTLY sell their political agenda, instead they lie constantly about it. One of the few liberals who does tend to be honest (though he does soften it quite a bit) is John Stewart, who seems puzzled that liberals won’t say that big government and higher taxes is better. Of course they won’t. They’d lose. That’s why they lie constantly about things like “bending the cost curve downward” with socialist health care, and why they act like a massive government-as-santa-claus spending spree is somehow a ‘stimulus’ for economic growth when they know it’s really not.

The whole point of the stimulus was to bail out government employees, who would have very likely gotten laid off if not for the stimulus.

kaltes on December 14, 2011 at 4:14 PM

I could barely watch the first video, no way I could make it through the second using the kids as pawns. So, if I were a temporary dock worker who could not work that day and thus I did not get paid, can someone tell me exactly how this protest helped me? Didn’t that just make the 1% richer because they didn’t have to pay my salary for a day?

Asianeyes704 on December 14, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Typical thought process of the average leftist is that they do things that feels good but does bad. OWSer’s are just another rendition of the Lefts mindless actions that make them believe they hold the high moral ground when the only way to achieve their goals is the use of force which, if successful does great harm to the very people they say they want to help.

tsuhha on December 14, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Can you imagine how quickly Homeland Security would swoop in on the tea party if they closed down a port? It would be viewed as a terrorist act. And for good reason I might add.
Why is the federal government supporting these people? It would be illegal for you or I to shut down a port if we were not in a union and striking…Further down the rabbit hole we go.

kjvlv on December 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Cavuto has to stop picking on homely chubby it just makes her keep talking. And all I could think through that whole video was pulease somebody turn off her mic. Is this Portland’ version of a valley girl – who raises people this vacuous?

Uh Doh, someone bought us pizzas that like means something.

Dr Evil on December 14, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Ya … So what about the 99%?

“One death is a tragedy. One million deaths is a statistic.”
– Josef Stalin

Their mentors, from Stalin to Göbells to Mao to Castro to Pol Pot to Saul Alinksky, et al. ad nauseam, taught them well. Kinda sorta.
Except for that violent overthrow thingy. Those vermin in the parks couldn’t mount any kind of challenge sans methamphetamine and PCP … oh and weapons of course. Code Pink can help with that.
Should they try however, methinks they’d be dispatched with extreme prejudice.
I do however get a schadenfreude kick out of watching local Leftist poobahs trying to mollify the rodents.

Karl Magnus on December 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

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