Occupy D.C. presents Boehner with a golden calf because he idolizes money or something

posted at 7:10 pm on December 15, 2011 by Tina Korbe

If the protesters had melted their jewelry in a campfire and crafted a calf made of solid gold, this would have been more impressive. As it is, it seems like a desperate plea for attention now that most of their Occupy brethren across the country have packed up and put away the tents. Based on the video evidence, the calf appears to be of cardboard and golden foil paper. Awesome.

Something’s just off with the symbolism of the general gesture, too: In Scripture, the fashioners of the calf were the idolators. That makes sense — given how obsessed Occupiers are with income equality, it seems fair to say they make money and material goods the measure of life — but the protesters don’t seem to grasp that they’re indicting themselves.

Still, I’m happy to give this a headline because, when they’re not perpetrating appalling violence, Occupiers are usually good for a laugh.

In this case, the laugh comes at the very end of the video, when a protester sincerely intones that mandatory taxes are, er, voluntary because anybody who doesn’t like the U.S. tax code can leave the country. By that logic, the only requirement for a free society is a government that allows its citizens to move to other countries. By the way, Mr. Occupier, you don’t like the current tax code. Why don’t you take your own advice and move to Switzerland or something?


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If the protesters had melted their jewelry in a campfire and crafted a calf made of solid gold, this would have been more impressive.

Except that most of that probably takes the forms of piercings in various body parts/organs. Which kind of makes me sick now that I think of it.

cynccook on December 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM

So clever. I bet it was a Trojan Calf full of filthy squatters waiting form Boehner to leave and they’d climb out and make long distance calls and drink all the liquor.

portlandon on December 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Can he melt it down, mix it in water and make them drink it? No? Disappointing.

Pancho on December 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

What a bunch of D-bags!

St Gaudens on December 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

It’s not like these guys were lauded for their impeccable logic to begin with.

The Schaef on December 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

So clever. I bet it was a Trojan Calf full of filthy squatters waiting form Boehner to leave and they’d climb out and make long distance calls and drink all the liquor.

portlandon on December 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM

LOL Except that none of them would be strong enough to heft the thing up to the office.

cynccook on December 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Gee, it’s like something out of the 10 Commandments

Kini on December 15, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Finally the loony left finds a shovel-ready project they can support.
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WhatNot on December 15, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Dang I was hoping to see Mr. Boehner get his little gift.

Cindy Munford on December 15, 2011 at 7:17 PM

The man at the end of the video should take his own advice.

youngTXcon on December 15, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Something’s just off with the symbolism of the general gesture, too: In Scripture, the fashioners of the calf were the idolators. That makes sense — given how obsessed Occupiers are with income equality, it seems fair to say they make money and material goods the measure of life — but the protesters don’t seem to grasp that they’re indicting themselves.

Neither did the original calf idolators. This gesture by the Idolators of Idiocy that is OWS was absolutely perfect. They are who they are.

In Judaism, we speak about these folks on Passover. They are represented by the Wicked Child, who would have been left in Egypt. We can still ship them back there, now.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 15, 2011 at 7:19 PM

When does a duplicate calf get presented to PBHO for his deep Goldman Sachs connections?

Wassat? Never? I…uh…I don’t understand…

Bishop on December 15, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Boehner needs balls, not Baals.

Flange on December 15, 2011 at 7:20 PM

That’s supposed to look like a cow?

JetBoy on December 15, 2011 at 7:22 PM

I’d love to see Boehner pull a Moses on them.

GrrandpaCaligula on December 15, 2011 at 7:22 PM

what, no box of kleenex?!?

GhoulAid on December 15, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Present the Occupiers with a steel-toed golden boot where the sun doesn’t shine.

MelonCollie on December 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM

So clever. I bet it was a Trojan Calf full of filthy squatters waiting form Boehner to leave and they’d climb out and make long distance calls and drink all the liquor.

portlandon on December 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM

LOL

Arges on December 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Hey Boehner – present them with a golden cluebat!

MelonCollie on December 15, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Yeah cause Obama and Pelosi don’t?

The Notorious G.O.P on December 15, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Jeez, no wonder they can’t get jobs. They obviously couldn’t even pass their art classes.

rogerb on December 15, 2011 at 7:27 PM

That’s supposed to look like a cow?

JetBoy on December 15, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Apparently all the Fine Arts majors were busy that day. Or maybe they were just down to the music and acting majors, and a handful of unemployed history majors?

Pancho on December 15, 2011 at 7:28 PM

In this case, the laugh comes at the very end of the video, when a protester sincerely intones that mandatory taxes are, er, voluntary because anybody who doesn’t like the U.S. tax code can leave the country. By that logic, the only requirement for a free society is a government that allows its citizens to move to other countries.

Usually by that point in time, you aren’t allowed to leave the country – There was a reason the Iron curtain that kept the people’s of the Progressive Soviet Union as slaves needed an extra wire at the top of the fence.

Chip on December 15, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Did they crap on it before presenting? That seems to be their optic.

Dingbat63 on December 15, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Whatever happened to all that OWS money?

Fallon on December 15, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Bad design
Inaccurate anatomy
Sloppy execution
Static & Dull
Cliched Concept

Yep…I’d fail it in a studio class.

workingclass artist on December 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Boehner should give them the fifteen….ten….Ten Commandments.

29Victor on December 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Well, awhile back, there was a photo going around of an Occupy-er who was wearing a T-shirt with a handmade logo on it saying “I AM LEGION”. (See Luke 8:30)

I’m not at all surprised that they are building a Golden Calf. The Devil has very little imagination, and repeats himself over and over again.

Hey, Pancho-Don’t laugh at us theatre majors- we can make Stage Scenery with the best of ‘em.
Susan Lee

Susan Lee on December 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Maybe it is just me, but when I hear ‘Social Justice’ types complain about ‘income inequity’, I can’t help but think that “Thou shall not covet…” must mean something else to them.

OBQuiet on December 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

So the folks crying and demanding other people’s money is saying that Boner idolizes money?

PalinLover on December 15, 2011 at 7:41 PM

So the folks crying and demanding other people’s money is saying that Boner idolizes money?

PalinLover on December 15, 2011 at 7:41 PM

*doh* are saying

PalinLover on December 15, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Can he melt it down, mix it in water and make them drink it? No? Disappointing.

Pancho on December 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

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The thing’s full of pot – they start burning that thing, everybody would be high for months! ….Oh wait!

KOOLAID2 on December 15, 2011 at 7:43 PM

OWS- the continuing saga of the unending bummer public joke. Pathetic!

Keep em coming!

2ipa on December 15, 2011 at 7:45 PM

“Hey, thanks for the reminder, hippies! I’m s’pose to pick up some veal chops on the way home tonight. Ciao!”

M240H on December 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Comically effeminate wimp with nasally voice? check.
Wobbly, lopsided papier mache sculpture? check.
Boldly marching to someone’s office thinking they’ll succeed? check.
Getting tossed out on first sight, then whining about it? check.
Completely overlooking how silly they look? check.
Message that completely misses the mark? check.
Obligatory aged hippie trying to sound smart? check.
Pillowbiter who claims he knows what Jesus would do? check.

Lol. Liberals.

weew on December 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM

They should have made it out of the mountains of human excrement that were found at many OWS protest sites.

And as far as the original calf idolators, 77% of the Jews in the desert danced around the golden calf while Moses was on Mt. Sinai waiting for the Torah and the Ten Commandments. Not coincidentally, that’s the exact same percentage of Jews who voted for Obama and embrace Liberal ideology, based on little more than their fear of the blond haired, blue eyed, rural, religious, nationalists in the American heartland, who remind them of the people who persecuted them in the boondocks of Eastern Europe, as well as good old fashioned urban snobbery, which unfortunately, is ingrained in most Jews via our history of gravitating to big cities and seeking the company of intellectuals.

ardenenoch on December 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM

The sad thing is that the Smithsonian will probably include this miserable looking item in their display that’s supposed to ‘educate’ future generations about the Occupy Wall Street movement. I understand the museum already chose several items from the L.A. OCW local after it was vacated.

Failing that, don’t be surprised when some Modern Art collector snaps it up… dubs it ‘art’ … and ensconces it in his collection as ‘great contemporary art on a par with Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans”.

thatsafactjack on December 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Something’s just off with the symbolism of the general gesture, too: In Scripture, the fashioners of the calf were the idolators.

No, you obviously don’t understand the Bohemian Grove/Illuminati rituals intricately carved into every single dollar out there… Pretty much a publicity stunt, though.

The Nerve on December 15, 2011 at 7:52 PM

At least the cow doesn’t crap all over the place like those that made it.

BR549 on December 15, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Hey, Pancho-Don’t laugh at us theatre majors- we can make Stage Scenery with the best of ‘em.
Susan Lee

Susan Lee on December 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Some of my favorite people were theater or music majors! And I have a history degree :P The theater major is working at an aerospace supply firm, the music major is teaching high school math, and I ended up in the military for five years. I love my liberal arts degree (and I’m finally in grad school!) but it sure didn’t help in the employment market. I tell my little one she’s growing up to be an accountant or an engineer :)

Pancho on December 15, 2011 at 7:52 PM

What else are you going to do with a degree in puppetry.

jhffmn on December 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM

The reporter was very good, but she didn’t close the deal by asking that douchebag why he doesn’t take his own advice and leave the country.

pedestrian on December 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I can’t help but think that “Thou shall not covet…” must mean something else to them.

OBQuiet on December 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

To them it means that all your stuff belongs to them, and if you don’t like it, you can leave.

pedestrian on December 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM

If Boehner gets a golden calf, then…
Obummer deserves a golden Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Typicalwhitewoman on December 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM

They should have waited until January so they could win Person of the Year again.

hoofhearted on December 15, 2011 at 7:57 PM

They know if they leave the country for some socialist paradise, they’ll have to pay MORE in taxes. Better to stay here and whine.

GarandFan on December 15, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Okay, I would forgive Boehner for all his crying if, in return for the Golden Cow, he sent Occupy Wall Street a Golden Turd.

AllahsNippleHair on December 15, 2011 at 8:09 PM

They know if they leave the country for some socialist paradise, they’ll have to pay MORE in taxes. Better to stay here and whine.

GarandFan on December 15, 2011 at 8:01 PM

They don’t plan on paying any taxes wherever they go. They just know that they will get less stuff in other countries, even if the inequality is less there than here.

pedestrian on December 15, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Maybe someone already said this, but I’m just friggin’ amazed that any of these progressive sh*&bags knew anything about the golden calf regardless of who sent it. Let’s us oldsters get together and mold up a giant golden “fickle finger of fate” (and we can choose the finger) for our Sock Puppet in Chief.

waterytart on December 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM

As a Massachusetts citizen, I am highly insulted. Senator John “Mr. Theresa Heinz” Kerry is much more deserving!

BRunner on December 15, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Uh, is that some kind of ‘Golden Tofu-Turd Calf’ or something? I guess obama’s rioters have never actually seen a calf – but, whatever.
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This whole ‘riot and defecate for obama’ thing is really past its expiration date.

Pork-Chop on December 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Whatever Boehner does, don’t unwrap the thing. That ain’t chocolate under there.

trollope of whyte trashe on December 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Perhaps we should return the leader of the leaderless OWS movement by giving him a Golden Catheter.

Glenn Jericho on December 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM

So, the idolaters worshiping the State and Karl Marx make a golden calf to present to Boehner? Somebody left the irony on high.

Besides, Boehner doesn’t need a golden calf, he needs golden bullnuts. Well, actually he needs any kind of huevos, golden or not.

AZfederalist on December 15, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Bad design
Inaccurate anatomy
Sloppy execution
Static & Dull
Cliched Concept

Yep…I’d fail it in a studio class.

workingclass artist on December

That, and it’s flipping ugly, too.

Gettycorn on December 15, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Little libturds doing what they do best: throwing up all over themselves and congratulating each other for a job well done.

MisterElephant on December 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Aren’t people who want to take other peoples moneyand yet do abolutely nothing to add to society more deserving of such a “prize”,
I think we have just found the symbol for OWS. As someone else noted they truly do covet in the worst of ways possible

Noelie on December 15, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Maybe it is just me, but when I hear ‘Social Justice’ types complain about ‘income inequity’, I can’t help but think that “Thou shall not covet…” must mean something else to them.

OBQuiet on December 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Like all moral imperatives, they believe it applies to everyone else. They, on the other hand, are as morally pure as the driven snow because they have the right opinions. So they’re free to go back to boozing, fornicating, coveting, raping, and anything else that suits their fancy.

tom on December 15, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Dopes.

ncsully on December 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM

What else are you going to do with a degree in puppetry.

jhffmn on December 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM

you slay me

Steven McGregor on December 15, 2011 at 9:26 PM

It kinda looks like a trojan horse to me.

Dollayo on December 16, 2011 at 2:35 AM

I live in Lubbock, Texas and we still have an Occupy movement here. They still are camped out (about a dozen tents) on the corner of 19th and University.

Does anybody else still have one of these movements or have all of the rest been disbanded by their local governments?

Theophile on December 16, 2011 at 5:45 AM

That’s supposed to look like a cow?

JetBoy on December 15, 2011 at 7:22 PM

It’s art JetBoy, and you don’t get to define art. None of us do. We aren’t refined enough. If you find out who does, let me know. I have a magazine full of .40 cal “thank-you’s” for them just for “Piss Christ” alone.

Extrafishy on December 16, 2011 at 6:50 AM

I have a nephew who was ‘all in’ on the OWS movement. He wanted his college loans paid off. After pointing out the hypocrisy of government bailouts for some being evil but for yourself being good, I reminded him that both greed and envy were mortal sins. He’s very ‘Christian’ and didn’t like that one little bit, lol.

Fallon on December 16, 2011 at 9:37 AM

If you find out who does, let me know. I have a magazine full of .40 cal “thank-you’s” for them just for “Piss Christ” alone.

Extrafishy on December 16, 2011 at 6:50 AM

Best of luck to you!

“Shooting, officer? What shooting? I had my nose in a book and my music turned up all the way?”

;-}

MelonCollie on December 16, 2011 at 9:44 AM

I would take them more seriously if they had melted down their iPads and iPhones.

PattyJ on December 16, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Little libturds doing what they do best: throwing up all over themselves and congratulating each other for a job well done.

MisterElephant on December 15, 2011 at 8:59 PM

better than the brown matter thing, don’t you think? :-)…it’s a step up on their evolution scale… I can smell progress when I see it :-)

jimver on December 16, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Occupy D.C. presents Boehner with a golden calf because he idolizes money

Yes, yes. Much unlike Nancy “inside trader” Pelosi who does it “for the children”.

Mr Galt on December 16, 2011 at 9:18 PM