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The Park Dwellers: In Their Own Words! Watch this brave anonymous high school teacher (“I hope my principal doesn’t see this”) talk about what’s happening in New York that the National Media (all based in New York) refuses to cover because it’s not Teabaggy enough: “A courageous effort … it opens up a dialog that needs to happen.” Too hopeful for TeeVee! We got a lot of other good stuff on the FlipCam, including famous professor Cornel West! —

“Until now, the police and the courts seem to be conflating consent — that most American of traditions upon which our country is founded — they’re conflating dissent with terror. And they’re kind of doing it automatically.” — Reverend Billy (performance artist), the Church of Earthalujah

“What this is all about is a shift of power from oligarchs to ordinary citizens, and that’s a step-by-step process” — Cornel West

“Violence is really the only thing that will get you a ticket right out of this place” — Justin the Occupier


That’s all for now!

Wonkette’s Riley Waggaman is living amongst the Occupy Wall Street protesters in Lower Manhattan.

  • littlebigdaddy

    Hey Riley, gettin' any?

    • vulpes82

      I don't see Breitbart hanging around these guys, though.

    • An_Outhouse

      I hear from the wingers that there's great dope all over the place down there. Don't get too stoned to make more vids.

    • Ken Layne

      Girls say yes to boys who say no!

      • riverside68

        don't let the children know you are quoting Joan

        loves me those post-pill/pre-aids daze

    • rocktonsam

      reaL JOB OFFERS?

  • HempDogbane

    Drone strike on High Schools?

  • Arken

    Dr. West, I am sure that Princeton, with its excellent medical school, has a terrific dental plan. Please take advantage of said plan, sir.

  • Pragmatist2

    Wow! This is great!!!
    Now if your Wonkette reporter gets beaten by the police, can we make snarky comments about him?

    • Nostrildamus

      Only if there's butt secks.

    • mayor_quimby

      I'm not sure what the protocol is, we need a ruling from the Wonkette elders.

    • mrpuma2u

      The reporter or the billy club wielding cop???

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I like the sobriquet "Justin the Occupier." I wish we could go back to names that described our occupations/favorite activities. I would be "Baldar the Too-Much-Drinker."

    Plus, Justin the Occupier has Marie the Antoinette by his side. Can't lose!

    • prommie

      Prommie the Gin-Swiller raises a toast to you, Baldar.

      • DaRooster

        Rooster Da Whiskey Shooter doth agree!

        • Mapmonger

          Mapmonger is thirsty for rye now.

          • prommie

            If we don't get rye whiskey we surely will die.

          • WunkRocker

            Wunk the Rocker (and Government Sanctioned Anarchist token)

    • Terry

      While working on my family genealogy, I came across Sviatopolk the Accursed, also known as Sviatopolk the Damned. No, thankfully, I am not a descendent of this man. We are highly distant cousins however, which may explain a few things about some of my kin.

    • SorosBot

      Today, we are all "[IntenseDebateHandle] the Wasting-Time-at-Work".

      Well, except for the unemployds.

    • An_Outhouse

      An Outhouse the shit faced.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Surely you've all heard of my kinsman, Reave the Just.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      You may address me as Caveman the Surly Passive-Aggressive, or by my alter-ego "Throatpuncher."

    • PalinzADummy

      I am NOT going around being called Palinz the masturbator, thankyewveddymuch.

    • fuflans

      fuflans the unemployed of cabernet.

    • Negropolis

      Walker Texas Wrangler.

  • Chillwaver

    For a sec there, I thought it was Colonel West…

    • littlebigdaddy

      It's funny, cuz Cornell is one of the few Ivies he hasn't taught at.

    • PalinzADummy

      I thought West was just an almost-colonel.

    • Negropolis

      I always confuse him with Dr. Kanye West.

  • skoalrebel

    That's just fuckin' gay. What's the point of a protest if you don't bring plenty of guns, ammo, and a rope for the lynching? Fuckin' hippies need to be shown how we do it in real America. Just remember: there is no freedom without hard liquor and handguns.

    • OneDollarJuana


    • DaRooster

      So… I haz freedom? Sweet!!

    • El Pinche

      *spit* fuckin A. Don't firgit cold straight dippin Apple-Spice flavered dip…fuck my gay ass gums n teeth.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Ooohhhhh, I'm gettin' all woozy and italicky.


    • Arken

      Everything on Wonkette has extra emphasis today.

      • DaRooster

        Everything on Wonkette has extra emphasis today.

        • bagofmice

          Here we come to snuff the rooster, but he ain't gonna die!!!!!!

    • BaldarTFlagass

      I'm much better now, thanks.

    • PalinzADummy

      Did you just do a Brit Hume (throw up all over yourself)?

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Yeah, but it was a virtual hurl, so no harm done.

  • prommie

    I can't tell if this reminds me more of middle earth, or Smurf-ville.

  • johnnyzhivago

    Have the protesters considered renting colonial uniforms?

  • owhatever

    It's a great day for Kortney and her cucumber.

    • DaRooster

      At least she is above Michael Moore…

    • SenileAgitation

      An even better day for crewcut victimized Verizon hero

  • DashboardBuddha

    OT but related to the shitty times we live in:

    Never miss an opportunity to behave like a vulture – it's the American way!

    • PalinzADummy

      Jesus fucking J.H. Christ and his Black brother Harry! Srsly. You could die in an explosion and within seconds, your neighbours would be scooping up the bits of your anus and intestines and hawking them on eBay to their fellow ghouls. Stop this fucking country, I want to get off.

      • DashboardBuddha

        That shit wouldn't be hard to write either.

        So sorry to hear you've lost your job
        But please don't think you're an unemployed slob
        I bet real soon you'll be feeling fine
        When you join your neighbors in the soup kitchen line

        Maybe I should apply for a job?

        • PalinzADummy

          Oh, hey, wow, sure. I mean, I was just planning to off myself because I'll never find a job that pays a decent wage, but if you're good at this (and you seem to be), go for it!

          • DashboardBuddha

            I am here but to serve.

    • Negropolis

      I'd so love to get a condescending, faux-sypmathetic card like this when I'm down on my luck…

      Fuck you, Hallmark.

  • johnnyzhivago

    Instead of thinking outside the box, today I'm thinking entirely in italics…

  • Sparky_McGruff

    Bah. Needs more misspelled racist signs. And guns.

    • OneYieldRegular

      And tri-cornered hats.

    • mayor_quimby

      I would looooove to see some tea party anti-protesters show up on Wall St. with their AR-15 rifles and Colt revolvers and get pummeled by the NYPD while yelling about the 2nd amendment.
      Now that would be a party, and then Fucked News would have to cover it

    • rocktonsam


  • proudgrampa


    Wow, I'm Italianicized! Cool!

  • Dr_Zoidberg

    You know, if you keep acknowledging these hippies, they'll never go away. Turn the hose on them!!!

    *Off-snark* Seriously, keep up the good work on reporting this. If I wasn't on the other side of the country, I'd love to join in.

    • OneDollarJuana

      There are Occupy <your city here> protests in many places.

  • chascates

    Now we're all leaning rightward?

  • SorosBot

    These comments are all really slanted and out of balance.

  • johnnyzhivago

    If these protesters really had something to say, they would be on Dancing With the Stars.

  • sezme

    Stop trying to televise the revolution!

    • DaRooster

      The "news" corporations are doing a fine job of that.

      • PalinzADummy

        No, they're "revolutionizing" television. Or making revolting television. Not sure which.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Today, we are all anonymous protesters who the media could care less about.

    • AlterNewt

      Tomorrow too.

  • El Pinche

    Seriously, thanks Riley for covering this.

    Meanwhile Jake Tapper almost trips over himself trying to get Tea Party Debt Commission conference at an Orlando Denny's. The Denny's was almost packed to capacity…to the pastry and pie bar!

  • SexySmurf
    • PalinzADummy

      That's great. Perhaps they've finally realized that the banksters are NOT on their side.

    • zhubajie

      Usually it's a bad sign for the authorities when the cops begin to switch sides….

    • Negropolis

      Yes, yes, this is what we need. You thought indiscriminately brutalizing protestors was going to work, and look what it got you.

  • x111e7thst

    Would you look at these losers with their logic and their appeals to reason. This needs (many) more surveyors marks and second amendment remedies if it is ever to be taken seriously.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    What nice bunch of people. Better mace and tazer them just to be safe.

    • mayor_quimby

      It is only prudent to do so.
      That's Policing 101

  • Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Don't forget dirty hippies, corporations are people too!

    • PalinzADummy

      Or so President Romney wants us to believe.

  • Allmighty_Manos

    "Watch this brave anonymous high school teacher (“I hope my principal doesn’t see this”) talk about what’s happening in New York ".

    Better watch out because Chris Christie might cross the Hudson River and eat him,

    • prommie

      Christie is away touring the country on his "I'm not running for president" campaign. Palin is sooooooo jealous.

  • Oblios_Cap

    If you spread wealth to the poor, they will all just blow it at the track.

    However; if you spread it to me, I'll use it all for hookers and blow and stimulate my economy, if you know what I mean.

    • El Pinche


    • BlueStateLibel

      I'm one of those who'll just blow it at the track. But those horses need to eat, too, don't they?

    • PalinzADummy

      I've heard all about your "economic stimulus package," Oblios_Cap.

  • DahBoner

    "OT: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to eat only the animals that he kills himself for a whole year…Did the Facebook mogul actually hunt and kill a bison? Apparently yes. In the past he used a knife to kill animals like a goat, a chicken, and a pig….

    Hippies only eat what they kill, back to the land, man….

    • prommie


      • bagofmice

        Halal, kosher, They only really argue over the seafood. Obviously the creator is all about a knife to the neck. Looking at you Isaac.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      In related news, Zuckerberg also said that he would only fuck hookers that he killed himself.

      • prommie

        How could someone so obviously socially retarded have invented a "social" network? Ah, but its a retarded social network, I see . . . .

        • HistoriCat

          Obviously he did it to meet girls.

          • PalinzADummy

            Didn't help much, did it?

          • HistoriCat

            He'll have to make do with using his millions to attract them.

          • prommie

            Thats usually a pretty effective method.

  • El Pinche

    Does anyone even care about the traders and hedge-fund managers who can't get to the plush offices on time?? It's as if these hippies don't care about a billionaire's golf schedule ? I'd suckle and nurture each and everyone of these JOB PRODUCERS if I could! Boot straps , constitution, and less taxes!

    • genxr

      These hippies don't understand how difficult it is feed your family on $600 million a year.

  • Goonemeritus

    All snark aside the idealism and sacrifice of these people makes me ashamed of my lack of direct action. Snark is a very small sabot in the machine of tyrannies gears.

  • OneDollarJuana

    I think OWS might be touching a nerve: "Occupy Wall Street: An Utterly Pointless, Meaningless, Futile Exercise" from the International Business Times.

    • SorosBot

      I read the whole thing; what a condescending, arrogant douchebag. So people who aren't experts in economics are apparently not allowed to have opinions on economic policy; and the "Celebrity X is rich, therefore it's somehow wrong for them to sympathize for the working class" meme is one of most moronic memes the right-wing loves to repeat, over and over again.

  • prommie

    OT, but can I plug my new band, Sideways Chainsaw Assfuck?

    • Sharkey

      You have your Permit to Exercise First Amendment Protection?
      Carry on then.

    • SenileAgitation

      Please remember to plug the rocking cassingle "Can't Choke the Devil"

    • Nostrildamus

      Doesn't exactly distinguish you for all the other American bands out there, does it?

    • AlterNewt

      SCA!! SCA!! SCA!!!

  • Callyson

    NPR finally covered this last night, and of course they spent as much time talking about sanitation issues (they thought it was a big deal that the protesters are not spitting out toothpaste just anywhere after they brush their teeth) as they did talking about the reasons behind the protest.
    Next time they have a pledge drive, I'll tell them to hit Wall Street up for some bucks…

  • DerrickWildcat

    Rich people aren't called, "rich people" anymore. That guy that combs his hair with a Ham sandwich, oh what's his name, Luntz something, now calls them "Job Creators."
    Calling them, "rich people" is CLASS WARFARE!
    It's just that, "Job Creators" need a little more respect (and Tax Breaks) than actual…uhhh…ahhh…"Job Doers"…which is not class warfare.
    Or something.

    Derrick Wildcat
    5th grade
    PS 128

  • Schmannnity

    This may be the feel good post of the day, but it sure seems like a good time in the news cycle for a Congressional sex scandal. Come on, Republicans, it's nearly Cocktober!

  • Crank_Tango

    Come on Riley, no cute kitten videos? Not even NYPD tases cute kitten for protesting?

  • BZ1

    Isn't Cornel West one of those people that could carry himself into a room on his own shoulders?

  • ttommyunger

    Well, they're starting to attract assorted jaggoffs and gadflies, now if they would just set fire to something or kill someone maybe they could get a teevee crew down there.

  • DemonicRage

    High school being the kind of institution that it is, if the Principal disagrees with "brave teacher" politically, the next time that brave teacher is scheduled for an impartial observation of his teaching skills, the Principal will come to his room, sit in the back of the room, take notes, and two days later, in his mailbox, brave teacher will receive a file letter saying that he made 1000 errors in teaching. At the end of the year, brave teacher will receive an Unsatisfactory Rating. Because that is the way things are.

  • rocktonsam

    Doesn't Wall St. have enough to worry about?

    I like these kids. Carry on.

    As seen in Madison,reasonable well behaved people can have a protest without being all shouty and yelling n###er.

    • Negropolis


  • Negropolis

    I think they should set up more permanent arrangements in Central Park a la Super Sad True Love Story, and commute down to the Wall everyday.

  • gurukalehuru

    Street Party!

  • blogslut

    Oh, Riley! I missed you so!

  • PalinzADummy

    Don't see the problem, darlz.

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