Occupy Oakland turns violent. Again.

posted at 2:00 pm on January 29, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

I know… you probably thought this story was over, right? But apparently not. While police have cleaned the squatters out of most of the occupy camps in cities around the country, the protesters in Oakland, California are still at it. This time, the same brain trust who thought it would be a good idea to shut down the ports decided that rather than camping outside in the cold, they would take over the downtown convention center and use that as their HQ without paying anyone to use it. The police were not amused.

Three police officers and one protester were injured during the clashes, the city said, without detailing their conditions. Internet broadcasts by activists showed several demonstrators being treated by paramedics or loaded into ambulances.

The scuffles erupted in the afternoon as activists from the Occupy movement sought to take over a shuttered downtown convention center, sparking cat-and-mouse battles that lasted well into the night in a city that has seen tensions between police and protesters boil over repeatedly.

“Occupy Oakland has got to stop using Oakland as its playground,” Mayor Jean Quan, who has come under criticism for the city’s handling of the Occupy movement, said at a late evening press conference.

“Once again, a violent splinter group of the Occupy movement is engaging in violent actions against Oakland,” she said, speaking as officers in riot gear were still lined up against demonstrators in downtown intersections.

A “violent splinter group?” Actually, given their history, it sounds pretty much like business as usual for the Oakland chapter of Freeloaders International. Unfortunately for Ms. Quan, she has lost the moral high ground on this one. This is the same Mayor who was far more lenient than nearly any other civic leader when these problems first broke out and established a precedent for the squatters to break the law with impunity. This makes the job of the police all the more difficult when they finally move in to try to establish order.

Watching CNN today, the media seemed to try to focus on the “peaceful protester” aspect of events yet again, repeatedly running an interview with a perky young blond woman with a bandana over her face, talking about how, “we weren’t throwing anything” but the police just moved in to push them around.(See the video below for the woman in question.) On the scene reports would indicate otherwise, though.

“Officers were pelted with bottles, metal pipe, rocks, spray cans, improvised explosive devices and burning flares,” the Oakland Police Department said in a statement. “Oakland Police Department deployed smoke and tear gas.”

Some activists, carrying shields made of plastic garbage cans and corrugated metal, tried to circumvent the police line, and surged toward police on another side of the building as more smoke canisters were fired.

Check out the video from CNN. (below) At the very end you will see the Mayor acting genuinely confused over why these “peaceful protesters” would break in to city property, destroy a model of the city and wreck a bunch of children’s art which was on display.

More on the break-in at City Hall from NBC.

But at least the protesters are doing a vital job, supporting a better vision for America and striking a blow for freedom and country, right?

A group of demonstrators ultimately made their way to City Hall, where they brought out a U.S. flag and set it on fire before scattering ahead of advancing officers.

I see. Well, thanks a bunch guys. You’re really making everyone proud out there.

BONUS READING MATERIAL: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a slightly different message out this week. Rather than talking to the 99%, Christie has a message for the top 1% of earners. Please come Occupy New Jersey.

Garden State Gov. Chris Christie has a message for the top 1% of income earners: Please occupy New Jersey. “I’m going to start going after a lot of these hedge-fund guys who are in Connecticut and New York and say, ‘You’re going to get a better deal with us,’” says the country’s most important Republican not running for president.

Mr. Christie’s new tax-reform plan also offers an improved deal to the bottom 99%, which is why he may be able to move it through New Jersey’s Democratic legislature: a 10% cut in tax rates across the board.

It’s a great article. Check it out.


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Is it just me or what? Seems like there is a flurry of “nothing new here deja vu” threads lately.

I mean, really, is anybody surprised at this? If so, you seriously need to get outside more often.

platypus on January 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

“peaceful protester” aspect of events yet again, repeatedly running an interview with a perky young blond woman with a bandana over her face, talking about how, “we weren’t throwing anything”

Because all “peaceful protesters” mask their faces. Just ask the KKK.

rbj on January 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

At the very end you will see the Mayor acting genuinely confused over why these “peaceful protesters” would break in to city property, destroy a model of the city and wreck a bunch of children’s art which was on display.

I can’t quite remember the scene in “Ruthless People” when the head cop says something to the effect of “Gentlemen, that may be the dumbest guy you’ll ever see.” Anybody else recall it better than I do?

I bring this up because as imperfectly as I recall that scene, I thought of it here. Ladies and gentlemen, the Mayor of Oakland may be the dumbest person you’ll ever see.

radjah shelduck on January 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

“the country’s most important Republican not running for president”

Give me a break.

robertlbryant on January 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Masks…

And ye shall know them by the cowardice of their convictions

And possible police records…

ProfShadow on January 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Truncheons, ho!!

JohnGalt23 on January 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

“God bless them.” – Nancy Pelosi

RadClown on January 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

So does OWS still claim to represent “99%” of the population?

If so, how is that the rapes, violence, thefts, and other problems associated with the Obamavilles are always the work of “splinter groups” or “people we [OWS] don’t know”?

MidniteRambler on January 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

These protestors are lucky they don’t live in Syria

redguy on January 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Just working out the kinks until the conventions…

… By that time, the weather will be warmer, the numbers will increase, and Obowma will have handed out uniforms by then.

Seven Percent Solution on January 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

One can only imagine (and anticipate with schadenfreude) what Occupy Charlotte is going to be like during the Dem convention. And yes, OWS has said it will be there.

Will they be able to rent hotel rooms so they can drop bags of their own poop down on the cops like Chicago 1968?

Or will they just battle in the streets and disrupt everything for the Dem delegates who are trying to get around on their buses and into the arena? Good times, good times.

Wethal on January 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Obama, Nan, and the left have empowered the goons. Where’s the outrage on CNN, ABC,NBC etc???

CW on January 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Is it just me or what? Seems like there is a flurry of “nothing new here deja vu” threads lately.

I mean, really, is anybody surprised at this? If so, you seriously need to get outside more often.

platypus on January 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

It’s just you.

Here’s a “nothing new here deja view” item for you.

There planning to shut down Chicago -and use extreme violence to do it- during the G8 and NATO Summits.

M240H on January 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Time to start cracking skulls.

BallisticBob on January 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

They’re still not as bad as those racist teabaggers…

/MSM, Daily Kos, MediaMatters, MS-LSD, etc…

affenhauer on January 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I don’t think the 99% thinks burning american flags on the steps of city hall is representative of what they believe in.

bictech on January 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

OWS will come back in a big way when the weather is warm, and the presidential election is heating up. Barry, Elizabeth Warren and their ilks gave rise to the dreck, and the movement will spin out of control. Disturbance and unrest, however, will not play out well for those in charge.

galtani on January 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

… By that time, the weather will be warmer, the numbers will increase, and Obowma will have handed out uniforms by then.

Seven Percent Solution on January 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

You just had to remind us of what OWS will smell like in August in FL and NC, didn’t you? :)

Wethal on January 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Occupy Oakland has got to stop using Oakland as its playground,” Mayor Jean Quan, who has come under criticism for the city’s handling of the Occupy movement, said at a late evening press conference.

Ohhhhhh, the now get-tough Mayor Jean “Ya’ll do whatchu want” Quan…..

don’t hurt yourselves laughing at her occupiers. She has absolutely no credibility whatsoever.

ted c on January 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM

The righties are taking over: http://occupywallst.org/forum/

Blake on January 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Quan sowed. Now she can reap. The Democrats want class warfare, now they don’t seem to know what to do with it.

GarandFan on January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

OWS will come back in a big way when the weather is warm, and the presidential election is heating up. Barry, Elizabeth Warren and their ilks gave rise to the dreck, and the movement will spin out of control. Disturbance and unrest, however, will not play out well for those in charge.

galtani on January 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

May. May is when they hold a week long summit – both G20 and NATO in Chicago.

Blake on January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

“Once again, a violent splinter group of the Occupy movement is engaging in violent actions against Oakland,” she said,

There is no “splinter group”, the entire OWS is violent.

darwin on January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Non-violent protesters are non-violent.

leftcoastrighty on January 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

The IMBY mayor transitions to the NIMBY mayor.

must be nice to be a leftie….you can’t be held to any standard of consistency….

ted c on January 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM

M240H on January 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Ad-busters- an Antisemitic group organizing & calling for violence against he 1%. Hmmm why does this seem so familiar?

batterup on January 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

i think they have a ‘convention’ in july sometime. Then there’s the R convention that they have to attend.

Busy times ahead for them. I assume they’ll all disappear back into some ngo somewhere after barry gets re-elected. If he loses, however, they have a ready made ‘opposition’ party

r keller on January 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

It’s been said before but, when you feed strays you get more of the same. Most cities have accomodated the occupiers to their own peril. It’s time to make them go away. Liberal application of citations for chronic unlawful behavior amongst these people will quickly clear the streets except the for the hardliners who will likely provoke confrontation anyway will end up in jail. Further accomodation of these baby revolutionaries will only lead to more of the same and possibly real bloodshed…They mean to create a moment in history ala Kent state or the 1968 Chicago riots. This needs to be fixed now before it goes too far.

Nozzle on January 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM

May. May is when they hold a week long summit – both G20 and NATO in Chicago.

Blake on January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

That should be a blast…

BallisticBob on January 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

May. May is when they hold a week long summit – both G20 and NATO in Chicago.

Blake on January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Oooooh, another Battle of Chicago.

Will Rahm take on the OWS the way Daley took on the antiwar protestors in 1968?

And it’s an international forum, where Obama will want to look the statesman and all that in front of other world leaders.

This could be comedy gold.

Wethal on January 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqUZ04UWRk4

For radjah

Grunt on January 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Police/conservative interlopers stirring up trouble to give OWS a bad name again…

/s

Midas on January 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Just remember Tea Party were terrorists and OWS are peaceful protestors.

Grunt on January 29, 2012 at 2:40 PM

“I understand the frustrations that are being expressed in those protests. In some ways they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming form the Tea Party.”President Barack Hussein Obama (October 06, 2011)

“The most important thing I can do as president is express solidarity with the protesters and redouble my commitment to achieving what I describe as a more egalitarian society.

The most important thing that we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded, and that people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their companies and their workers that those folks are not rewarded.” -President Barack Hussein Obama (October 18, 2011)

“You are the reason I ran for office.” -President Barack Hussein Obama (November 22, 2011)

 

‘Cause, you know, like the Tea Party was and is always smashing things that aren’t theirs, destroying things that aren’t theirs, breaking into buildings that aren’t theirs and stealing things that aren’t theirs, concealing their identities with balaclavas and bandanas while doing so, burning the American flag, raping – pillaging – and plundering… and all that other stuff, too.

 

Let us reward the Occupy Wall Street Party for their hard work and dedication towards realizing the American Dream.

Love,

Barack

FlatFoot on January 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

They violent ones are all undercover cops! Koch brothers infiltrators!

Seriously, that is the main response you hear from lefties on sites like HuffPo. Also, “is property more important than people?” They are too dumb to get that they are violating everyone else’s rights by destroying public and private property.

juliesa on January 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Great moments in California Democrat Politics…..

c/o Mayor Quan

nice work, Mayor…..here’s your sign….

ted c on January 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

On the same incident:

Occupy Oakland: “Now is the time to spread hate”

The first speaker, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, took perhaps the most pointed stance, urging the crowd to fight the rich.

“Passionate, organized hatred is the element missing in all that we do to try to change the world,” said Ortiz, a retired professor from Cal State East Bay. “Now is the time to spread hate, hatred for the rich.”

Former Weather Underground terrorist and current Occupy theorist Dunbar-Ortiz simply states without equivocation what Obama speaks in (barely disguised) code.

Zombie on January 29, 2012 at 2:44 PM

“God bless them.” – Nancy Pelosi

RadClown on January 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

and now you understand the comment i made about her in that other thread. i am so sick and tired of these freaks and i’m tired of obama, etc. egging it all on.

GhoulAid on January 29, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I see tent people!

Urban Infidel on January 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Curious to see if their intellectual inspirations like Elizabeth Warren and Newt Gingrich will take credit for this too.

joana on January 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

while there are so many distractions going on that the CA green police have been pushing forward…toward a green paradise. Humorously, the headline says something about ‘non-polluting’…these greens are soooo stupid

Less than a year after everyone with any sort of say in the matter all good leftists seemed to agree that 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025 was a properly attainable goal, the California Air Resources Board has decided to change things up a bit.

In addition to CAFE requirements of a 54.5-mpg fleet average (using the government’s formula, not what you see on window stickers), at least 15.4 percent of all cars sold by any major automaker doing business in California will have to be either fully electric, a plug-in hybrid or be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell by 2025.

http://green.autoblog.com/2012/01/27/california-breaks-rank-again-demands-over-15-of-cars-sold-be-n/

natch, CA will provide incentives for the cars that no one wants.

r keller on January 29, 2012 at 2:47 PM

children’s recycled art? What is that?

Dollayo on January 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM

children’s recycled art? What is that?

Dollayo on January 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM

What? Do you mean my link above? It’s some new OWS street graffiti in my area.

Urban Infidel on January 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM

It’s Oakland. If it turned peaceful… now that would be news.

viking01 on January 29, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Has there ever been one of these G summits where they didn’t riot?

Seattle
Genoa
Vancouver
Toronto
London

All had major riots.

Blake on January 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Mayor Jean Quan was acting throughout her news conference like she was totally unclear on what was going on in her own city! What she should have done was take the microphone in her hand, bring it to her lips and said something along the lines of “Let me make this as clear as I possibly can, so there will be no misunderstandings now or in the near future. You attempt to break into any buildings here in MY CITY, you attempt to riot in the streets of MY CITY, you attempt to destroy any property in MY CITY, and you WILL be arrested, you WILL be prosecuted, you WILL be convicted and the only thing you WILL be occupying after that and for several long years to come will be a rather small cramped jail cell! ANY QUESTIONS?”

Instead, she kept looking off camera with a confused look on her face as if there was someone standing there she was seeking any type of guidance from!

How the heck did she get elected to office in the first place?

pilamaye on January 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Looks like the kid in the picture got a taste of the ole “Wood Shampoo”.

hawkdriver on January 29, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Looks like the kid in the picture got a taste of the ole “Wood Shampoo”.

hawkdriver on January 29, 2012

“Let them eat pepper spray“.

Urban Infidel on January 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM

“Let them eat pepper spray“.

Urban Infidel on January 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I have just now checked out your site. Like it. Bookmarked for return.

hawkdriver on January 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Blake on January 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

i live outside the city of Chicago by 5 minutes. about 45 from downtown. luckily i will get to watch the chaos in the comfort of my living room.

GhoulAid on January 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Mayor Quan, if your city is going to embrace criminals and their criminal behaviour, it’s foolish to be surprised when they start to take over your city.

talkingpoints on January 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I remember when the Tea Party was breaking into buildings and throwing bottles and getting arrested and, except, they didn’t.

I guess the MSM still doesn’t get it.

SansJeux on January 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM

How the heck did she get elected to office in the first place?

pilamaye on January 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Heh. It’s Oakland, California. Pure ghetto. Area-51 style ghetto. Seriously. Everything they wash down the drains and flush down the pipes in San Francisco lands in Oakland, takes root, and thrives.

FlatFoot on January 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Violent “splinter” group? Hey, Quan…plull that splinter out of your eye. It’s just a violent group. Period. Put them in jail, or ask Gov. Moonbeam for the National Guard. By bending over for these idiots in the beginning, you gave them permission to do what they want, when they want. The way they see it, Oakland is theirs now. And you wrapped the package.

Kenz on January 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

This is going to get extremely dangerous. Shame on you Obama, you evil marxist clown.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

How the heck did she get elected to office in the first place?

pilamaye

In a bizarre way, as a result of “ranked choice” voting.

Quan and fellow candidate Rebecca Kaplan (a semi-transgender bearded lady communist), while linked arms with fellow maniacs at an anti-police street protest during the campaign, made a pact: They asked their supporters to each place the other candidate second on their ballots. Thus, all Quan voters would place Kaplan second, and all Kaplan voters would place Quan second. This was an interesting strategy during an open election: join forces with an opponent to mutually agree to help each other’s chances. It was a gamble but it paid off: in the gerneal election no one got a majority, and Quan came in second, Kaplan third. Due to the ranked choice system, Quan eventually ended up with all of Kaplan’s votes, and she ended up squeaking out a victoruy over the presumed winner and first-place finisher, Union tool Don Perata. But because Perata had few second-place votes, his mid-40s% first place finish never could get over 50% in total votes, and Quan became mayor, not becuase many people voted for her to win, but because many people voted for her as their second or thrid place choice. Bizarre, but that’s how it happened!

The end result of the election is that the same folks who ushered in ranked-choice voting to begin with now condemn it as corrupt and unworkable. Oh, the irony!

Zombie on January 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM

It’s the 1960′s all over again!!!

The Youth International Party (the Yippies), was the brain child of sixties activists Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. They staged guerrilla street theater designed mainly to attract media attention to their causes. They were most successful at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago where they promoted the Yippie candidate for president­a pig named Pigasus. After the ensuing riots that rocked Chicago for days, Hoffman, Rubin, Black Panther Bobby Seale and four others were arrested for conspiring to incite violence and crossing state lines with the intent to riot. The group became known as the Chicago Seven. After a protracted trial, all charges were dismissed.

Kini on January 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Did they piss & crap all over the place while they were indoors? An rapes or thefts occur?

OmahaConservative on January 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

OmahaConservative on January 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Any

OmahaConservative on January 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

A group of demonstrators ultimately made their way to City Hall, where they brought out a U.S. flag and set it on fire before scattering ahead of advancing officers.

As a veteran who directly served that flag I would like to announce that I am now a full supporter of the OWS. Yep, they won me over.

I also like to stare at the sun.

Bishop on January 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Good, Occupy Oakland was always my favorite one. There’s just nothing crazier than some La Raza spaz shouting racial insults over the yoga chanting.

bernverdnardo1 on January 29, 2012 at 3:22 PM

“Once again, a violent splinter group of the Occupy movement is engaging in violent actions

Another hijacking almost as bad as the hijacking of Islam.

If someone plans a *evolution you need ignorant foot soldiers to create the chaos needed to grease the *evolution. Once blood (preferably their own martyrs blood)has been drawn, then all political talk is neutered and *evolution is much easier to execute.

Perhaps it is all Bollywood and just for fun. We may never know.

BL@KBIRD on January 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

And now, more from Oakland

BKeyser on January 29, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Good, Occupy Oakland was always my favorite one. There’s just nothing crazier than some La Raza spaz shouting racial insults over the yoga chanting.

bernverdnardo1

Actually, that happened at Occupy Los Angeles, not in Oakland.

Zombie on January 29, 2012 at 3:26 PM

The Mayor claims she doesn’t understand why they destroyed the Children’s Art exhibit. Easy one. Professional jealousy.

hawkdriver on January 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

I have just now checked out your site. Like it. Bookmarked for return.

hawkdriver

Well, thank you very much, sir!

Urban Infidel on January 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

And now, more from Oakland…

BKeyser on January 29, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Ho-LY cr@p! What’s the body count now? I’ve lost track.

Urban Infidel on January 29, 2012 at 3:28 PM

This isn’t a “splinter group” this is the main movement. Adbusters in Canada has now called on them to go to Chicago and riot in the “spirit of 1968″ during the NATO and economic summits coming there this spring.

Adbusters needs to be brought down.

crosspatch on January 29, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Heh heh… when I first saw this on the mobile version of Fox’s homepage, I actually thought the app was being buggy and showing old stories. Guess I should’ve known better.

Mr. Prodigy on January 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Destroying a childrens art exhibit themed on recycling

I’m conflicted on this bit. ;)

BL@KBIRD on January 29, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Mrs. Quan

Kini on January 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM

May. May is when they hold a week long summit – both G20 and NATO in Chicago.

Blake on January 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

And don’t forget International Workers’ Commie Slackers’ Day.

minnesoter on January 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Zombie on January 29, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I stand corrected. BTW, glad to see you here, I’ve been a fan of your work since LGF used to be cool.

bernverdnardo1 on January 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I wondered if this would finally pull the mayor out from under her rock.

WeekendAtBernankes on January 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Time to start cracking skulls.

BallisticBob on January 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Nah, most metropolitan police forces have standing orders to do that only when Tea Party and Pro Life activists and supporters demonstrate and get out of hand.

hawkeye54 on January 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

There planning to shut down Chicago -and use extreme violence to do it- during the G8 and NATO Summits.

M240H on January 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

This thing is the perfect storm. You can thank Rahmbo and Obummer for lobbying so hard to get these two events in Chicago at the same time when the inevitable happens.

Roymunson on January 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

May 2012, Chicago, G8 and NATO meeting, OWS and Mayor Rahm. A screen writer cannot come up with a better scenario.

galtani on January 29, 2012 at 4:11 PM

“God bless them.” – Nancy Pelosi

RadClown on January 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Put her in the middle of them!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

The really sad part is that Oakland was such a beautiful city before the OWS arrived.

Bishop on January 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

As a veteran who directly served that flag I would like to announce that I am now a full supporter of the OWS. Yep, they won me over.

I also like to stare at the sun.

Bishop on January 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I prefer to look at the ultraviolet light from an electric welding arc for hours on end…with no sun-glasses!

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Drudge has a link to the EU’s lost generation. It’s an interesting read in terms of european unemployment. Our young people don’t know how lucky they are to live in the USA.

Nozzle on January 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Rumor is that the Occupy Movement has adopted as their theme song ‘Reach Out of the Darkness’ by Friend & Lover (1968). Instantly recognizable opening notes & hippy lyrics: ‘I think it’s so groovy now that people are finally getting together’.

BHO Jonestown on January 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Tea Partiers never wear silly masks or bandanas over their faces. We’re proud of what we do.

Doug Piranha on January 29, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Tea Partiers never wear silly masks or bandanas over their faces. We’re proud of what we do.
Doug Piranha on January 29, 2012 at 5:08 PM

And we don’t have to hide our faces!

This is the civilian army obama hoped for right on cue.
Man do the dems have to be defeated!

Bambi on January 29, 2012 at 5:50 PM

The mayor is confused because she doesn’t understand why a bunch of communist’s would destroy a government building. Actually she’s kinda right, these idiots don’t even understand what they are protesting for. Like the anarchist’s protesting for more government funds. Clowns all.

Hummer53 on January 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I wondered if this would finally pull the mayor out from under her rock.

WeekendAtBernankes on January 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM

It did, but she’s still an invertebrate.

MelonCollie on January 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Soros was calling for violence and all they were doing was adhering to the wants of that man that many think is brilliant.

mixplix on January 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Time to start cracking skulls.

BallisticBob on January 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I’d like to see the cops taze them and leave them writhing in pain on the sidewalk.

UltimateBob on January 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM

These animals have abused the privilege of living in our country. Those that burn the flag or damage public property, or private property other than their own, should be immediately taken into custody and overnight shipped to Pakistan. After a beating, of course. Once they understand that the police will no longer protect them they will lose their will to fight very quickly. The cops have to play by the rules; good citizens don’t.

sgtstogie on January 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

They supposedly are clearing out the occupy DC bums at noon today. Yet, apparently, our jug eared idiot’s National Park Service’s idea of enforcing the no camping rule does not involve the removal of tents as they are “temporary” structures. Funny how you can’t even bring glass bottles on the National Mall for the Fourth of July yet special rules for these Obama supporters.

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2012 at 7:09 AM