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Chicago Board of Trade Princes Mock Occupy Chicago Protesters From On High

The Occupy Chicago protester-folk got this cryptic message from the mysterious cabal of mutant space hamsters inhabiting the Chicago Board of Trade. But, uh, maybe take heart Ocupados (?), the 1% does not even appear to have enough money to buy printer ink to run off a couple of window signs, so they will join you soon enough.

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  • littlebigdaddy

    Douchie douchebags being douches.

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    Maybe it's from cubicle slaves posting an ironic sympathy message?

    In any case, All You Fascists Bound To Lose!
    ~

    • Come here a minute

      I'll see your "Fascists" and raise you a There is Power in a Union (with bonus Joe Strummer tribute).

      • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

        Good one!

        How about Joe Hill, by Luke Kelly?

        (Billy Bragg's version is awesome, also.)
        ~

        • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

          Or a little Rebel Girl by Joe Hill!

  • metamarcisf

    What a nice view of the Texas School Book Suppository.

  • GhostBuggy

    Oh, fuck them.

  • CapnFatback

    Actually, I believe that message refers to those Cubs fans who believe that the team will will a pennant in their lifetimes.

    • Arken

      Come on. No one is that naive.

  • Wonderthing

    Liars. I don't see anything trickling down.

    • CommieLibunatic

      Bullshit, there's a trickle down going on! The gold is slowly-but-surely trickling down, like a gentle shower. A golden shower, if you will!

  • Arken

    Funny things happen when you don't listen to the lower classes. Remember what they did to the lady who said, "let them eat cake?"

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      Let them eat lightly-salted rat dicks.

      • toomtabard

        Don't spare them the sodium intake; salt it up. Mwahahaha!

    • Beowoof

      Can we get the Chinese to export us steel for a Guillotine?

  • emmelemm

    Ugh.

  • Mort_Sinclair

    Obviously they are not the 1% or they wouldn't be working in a concrete-construction building in downtown Chicago for a paycheck. Just sayin'.

    • littlebigdaddy

      That's where they trade the notorious pork belly futures. And it's stone Art Deco.

  • nounverb911

    Any body got a match?

  • CommieLibunatic

    Yeah, that'll endear the plebeians to your plight.

  • metamarcisf

    The Washington Post is reporting that bands of roving armadillos could be headed to the D.C. area. Where's Sara Benincasa when we need her?

    • littlebigdaddy

      Roaming, armored sex toys? Sounds right up Sarah B's alley, or something.

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Mssr. Robespierre to the white courtesy phone.

    Mssr. Robespierre to the white courtesy phone.

  • GeorgiaBurning

    I'll bet the signs are placed on somebody else's windows.

    • LesBontemps

      Of course; that's the same principle that underlies all commodities and securities trading — make someone else take the risk.

    • powersuit

      FTW!

  • Radiodead

    1% of the body is asshole.

  • Radiodead

    Breaking Noose: Palin just QUIT, again.

    • littlebigdaddy

      You betcha she knows Mittens has it all sewn up but she wouldn't not pass through a door that God opened for her, to get that Constitutional Christian message out to all her supporters for a third-party thingy also.

      • Radiodead

        Dag, I so wanted to liveblog her in a debate, for the lulz.

  • Callyson

    That'll win hearts and minds…between this and the champagne – swilling group of Wall Street lackeys in NYC, this might be the best publicity yet for the movement.

  • BlueStateLibel

    Needs more crosshairs.

    • LesBontemps

      Surveyor's marks! Surveyor's marks! Sheesh.

  • CapnFatback

    I used to teach at Columbia College Chicago, which is an arts and communications school located near the Board of Trade. I guarantee that the Occupy Chicago protests are going to serve as fodder for more than one student's final project in film, photography, and video classes.

    So they got that going for them.

    • fuflans

      i went down yesterday – had a run in with a business asshole.

      i won. it was fun.

    • not that Dewey

      I used to attend Columbia College Chicago. Did you teach sound engineering?

      • CapnFatback

        Nope. I'm just a boring old English teacher. I also used to work in the Writing Center..

  • iburl

    Some spoiled 1% milk in the A/C vent would be fitting.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Nah, go full blown with half & half.

    • littlebigdaddy

      I'd do one of those fish milkshakes they were making in Dolphin Tale.

    • emmelemm

      This reminds me of a prank a former co-worker told me about: in the previous office he worked in (gov't office, BTW), pranks were de rigeur. And then someone had the brilliant idea to smear some tuna fish inside the desk drawer of someone who was on vacation. The smell never cleared. Eventually, he had to get a new desk.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Bruce Cockburn seems very appropriate right now.

    If I had a rocket launcher…I'd make somebody pay
    If I had a rocket launcher…I would retaliate
    If I had a rocket launcher…I would not hesitate
    If I had a rocket launcher…Some son of a bitch would die

    • Guppy06

      Y'know, with the recent Libyan clusterfuck, Russian RPGs can be had pretty cheap now.

  • Beowoof

    The 1% would think that they are going to be protected when the 99% turn on them. LOL.

  • Beowoof

    NBC Nightly news led with the protest. Maybe something is happening here.

    • Come here a minute

      What it is ain't exactly clear (to CNN).

      • littlebigdaddy

        There's a man with a gun over there…

        • Beowoof

          HMMM sounds familiar as if I had heard this before. When people were upset with government and the military industrial complex.

          • V572 Moon!

            And as a result of all that flapdoodle, it did get better for a while. Luckily Saint Ronnie of Santa Barbara saved us all.

  • Beowoof

    Depending upon your point of view the Happy/Unhappy (unhappy at least for snarking) news is Lou Sarah is not running.

  • OurHoboSenator

    I think their math is a little off. I believe the statistic is that sociopaths comprise 5% of the population.

    • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

      Lawyers and politicians comprise the other 4%?

  • GuanoFaucet

    Someone needs to go down there with a Jump, you fuckers! sign.

  • dr_giraud

    My eyes aren't so good. Does that say "aim here?"

    • mrpuma2u

      I have been down at Occupy Chicago, today was my 5th day, and yes it does in fact say "aim here you smelly hippies" http://www.occupychi.org

  • Selfish_T

    Why do these hippie protesters keep trying to engage in class warfare?

  • ttommyunger

    1%? No, I think this Country is at least 30% douchebag, sadly.

    • Nothingisamiss

      lowballed.

      • ttommyunger

        Prolly.

  • BarackMyWorld

    Seriously…fuck those guys.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Beware when the 99% have the Predator Drones!!!

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    It's all right, after the Sirius Cybernetics Company, they will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes.

  • fuflans

    remember when the joker overturned that one 18 wheeler in front of the board of trade?

    good times.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

      For free shows, you can't beat Summer of 2010, with the Blackhawks rally and Transformers 3 blowing up right outside my office window.

  • __kth__

    Good a place as any to aim the Stinger missile.

    • littlebigdaddy

      What is the NRA's position on private ownership of Predator drones? Just curious.

  • smoothmineral

    Begun, the Class Wars have.

  • Negropolis

    We are the 1%. Resistance is futile.

    No, but seriously, fuckers, all your bases are soon belong to us, so keep laughing. CBOT, you may physically be located in The Loop, but you've perpetually been outside the loop on just about everything else.

  • not that Dewey

    My first job out of high school was a "runner" at the CBoT. My job consisted of waiting at the row of Telex machines on the trading floor for an order to come it, then "run" it to one of the asshole brokers down in the pit. The brokers, being assholes, would pretend that they didn't know I was there, waving an order in their face, then the desk managers would chastise me for taking too long.

    I got paid $3.35/hr. Assholes.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    Every schoolboy in Chicago knows Trader = Asshole.

  • Duly_Noted

    They're laughing now. As this thing picks up momentum we'll see who's laughing at the end.