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Why not occupy it? It's your country or whatever!
Nothing like joining your local Revolutionary Council of Neighbors and seeing what’s going on this nice autumn day. Things are going nuts (in a good way) from Washington Square to Wall Street, and in the growing Occupy DC party, and in a surprisingly huge Los Angeles campout/concert/protest/march on the banks. And there are hundreds of other local occupations around the country, many getting started on this very day. It’s a great way to not see anybody connected with Washington media or the White House or Wall Street, as they’re all hiding like rats from the sunlight.

Daily Kos has this fancy map you can use to find a occupation near you.

Here’s a look at what’s going at at L.A. City Hall this weekend:

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  • I've been going to the one in Houston. Most of my time was wasted arguing with a guy who claimed that the earth was hollow. http://burndownblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/why-http://burndownblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/a-hi

    • El Pinche

      Ron Paul was there?!!11!!

    • Iam_Who_Iam

      I haven't been down to Occupy Dallas yet, but I've been following their posts and comments on fb, and guess what? The Ron Paul and End the Fed folks are running amok in Dallas too. I sure hope this is just a Texas problem, those guys are annoying assholes.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Maybe they'll get riled up enough to start a third party. Forza Gnocca. Tell 'em it means Gold Standard.

        • PalinzADummy

          And then ask them if they'd like to eat a little gnocca for dinner.

          • DahBoner

            God, Guns, Gold

    • voodooeconomics

      did he win the argument?

    • flamingpdog

      I was going to check out OccupyDenver today, but it was 40 degrees and raining, and I'm a pussy. Maybe Monday.

      • Dashboard_Jesus

        the weather DOES make a difference, it was 80 and sunny in Indiana today (NO global warming jokes ok!) and we had a good turnout in the hundreds so I was impressed and happy to be there (I was afraid it would be dozens?)

        • Isyaignert

          Hundreds turned out in Indiana? Excellent!!

        • PalinzADummy

          That is terrific! Thanks for reporting from the frontlines.

      • PalinzADummy

        Funny, ya don't *look* like a pussy, dog.

    • zhubajie

      Gee, I've never met a hollow-earth person, only read about them! Does the hollow hold saucer Nazis or a utopia or what?

      • glamourdammerung

        I have met "hollow earthers" before. And yes, each one was also a Bircher and/or Paultard.

      • DahBoner

        Dang Hollow Earth Bircher-Paultard conspiracy, I tell ya!

    • NYNYNYjr

      Yeah, you were wasting your time…because I was right. Occam's Razor, man, Occam's Razor. We can all live inside the earth! I've been there, man! It's beautiful!!

      • He said dinosaurs lived there and I ever so wanted for it to be true.

        • NYNYNYjr

          I can take you there, man. It's real. Real as Houston or Amarillo or Natchez. I've held hands with a velociraptor and called him friend and slept on the belly of a giant sloth.

      • DahBoner

        I saw a movie about that once.

        These people went inside a volcano down to the center of the earth.

        I think it waz called EYES WIDE SHUT or something….

        • You're thinking Dante's Peak.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Of much more importance, how was the weed?

      And was it BYOD (Bring Your Own Drum)?

    • flamingpdog

      Did you tap on his skull to see if it was hollow, too?

      • DahBoner

        I heard if you tap on Ron Paul's skull, it's tuned to the key of thud

        • glamourdammerung

          You are going to get the feigned indignation crowd going if you do not quit picking on the mentally disabled.

    • Scottsdalian

      "who claimed that the earth was hollow"

      It's NOT????? Who knew.

    • HuddledMass

      Oh gosh – my son went down to Occupy Boston and was immediately waylaid by a 9/11 truther.

  • x111e7thst

    One of many great things about being in/from NY. I have been spending my time at the first and original..

    • Fare la Volpe

      To be fair, the French did it the firstest and originalest.

    • user-of-owls

      Ok, I live in Arkansas. But so what, I have more p than you.

      Nyah, nyah! I win everything!

      • AlterNewt

        I find your argument compelling.

      • lulzmonger

        No fair! Just because you comment a lot more … & are funnier … stop the madness!

        P-LIBEL!

    • AnAmericanInTO

      Is it a Ray's Original Occupation or more of a Famous Original Ray's Occupation?

    • Negropolis

      So New York of you. lol You guys have the best and first everything.

      • horsedreamer_1

        How's that a-Roddy, Jeetsy thing workin' out for them?

        • Hey!!
          Don't put those two in the same category!!

          (So what if I have a dog named Yogi. SO WHAT??!!)

      • Go, Tigers!

        Every time the Rangers lose, Chimpy cries and an angel gets its wings.

    • NYNYNYjr

      Snob

    • PalinzADummy

      Yay you!

  • gullywompr

    I'm an old. Your turn.

    • zappadoo76

      Their parents were useless. It skips a generation. Who would have thought it?

      • flamingpdog

        Wait a minute there, pardner! Those kids are the same age as my kids – we boomers taught (indoctrinated) our spuds well!

        • zappadoo76

          You must be a "late boomer."

          • flamingpdog

            Mid-boomer. OK, my kids are older than some of these (not teens anymore), but still got a couple in their mid-twenties.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      I'm an old. We still have something to do. Gotta join these youngz and support 'em.

      • Jukesgrrl

        When I was young and marched in the streets at least once a week for years, I was always thrilled to see someone my grandparents' age on the picket line.

        • Negropolis

          To see the oldz is inspirational, and more than that, they are encylopedias. They've been there done that, so they are good for consultation. Really. Sometimes, we need a few pointers about whether we should be really mad at a particular something, just a little mad at it, or to redirect the anger and resources elsewhere.

          • An_Outhouse

            I've been reading the autobiography of Dave Dellinger and he agreed mightily with your point. He was an old during the 60's – he was first arrested for refusing the draft in WWII. That's f'ing old.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Dellinger

      • PalinzADummy

        Raging Grannies are out there, and Resident Oldz ttommyunger sez he be joinin' in. Man looks scary enough to give the cops the running shits, so it's all good.

    • gullywompr

      Hey, give an old a break! I don't mind showing up and carrying a sign and walking a few miles, but to me "occupy" means changing residency from my comfy house to a leaky tent – for an indefinite period. I'll leave that to the youngz without a mortgage on a house that's worth less than I owe on it. Sorry guys, sounds like an amazing thing, but I'm afraid the system has me just where it wants me.

      • Beanball

        Sunday was an interesting day for moi and my Old ex-Republican buddy former-lawyer turned progressive journalist for the Annenberg-sponsored Strawberry Gazette. We took in Taiwan's National Day in LA's Chinatown, an art opening of an young up-and-coming lithographic artist, and finished off with an educational visit to a teach-in at Occupy LA on City Hall's north lawn.

        The Old Beanball observed many other Olds at each and every event.

        We do get around, as they say.

  • SudsMcKenzie

    In Madison, we call this Saturday.

    • rocktonsam

      yes, and the football assholes are gone this weekend.

      great day to take the grandboys to Vilas Park Zoo!

      • Rotundo_

        In the fall, "away" weekends are the only time non-football fans want to be in town. During the lull when the game is on is also somewhat safe, but you have to be quick. I usually plan my visits around the schedule. The Vilas Park Zoo is such a wonderful place to take kids too. They have really grown into a modern zoo which is no small feat considering it is free to the public.

        • Jukesgrrl

          When I lived in Pittsburgh I did my necessary shopping during Steeler games. The stores and parking lots were empty, but you didn't even miss the game because every store had a TV … or they wouldn't have had floor managers.

        • poncho_pilot

          i lived on the West Side. i was largely safe. but fuck me if i had to drive downtown on a game day. and don't even get me started on trying to drive to Four Star Video from the Westgate Mall area while a marathon was in progress.

      • Fawkdifiknow

        Hey, I marched around the Capitol in February and went to the Nebraska game. It's okay to do both.

        • Rotundo_

          You are braver than I. One helluva protest and one helluva game, I am delighted you had the experience in both cases. The little island of sanity that is Madison is a wonderful respite.

  • bagofmice

    Yeah, fine. Nothing like pulling a 70 hour week for a corporation unraveling arcane minutiae and then spending a weekend protesting the arcane minutiae that go into calculating the salary of an executive.

    Friggin Arcane Minutiae.

    • Fare la Volpe

      I frigged an Arcane Minutiae at a level 16 Orc Barbarian, but I failed the saving throw.

      • bagofmice

        You should try more hand-waving. It worked for Goldman.

        • PalinzADummy

          I thought that was hand-wringing. Or maybe that's just Blankfein's response to the indictments coming his way.

    • Blueb4sunrise

      Their first album was good.

      • bagofmice

        But then they sold out. Typical.

        • user-of-owls

          They were ok, but nowhere near as good as Bloody Recondite Frippery. Those guys rocked, man. At least until their drummer, Dr. Apocryphal, drowned in that hotel toilet. All downhill after that.

          • emmelemm

            Nice.

    • zhubajie

      Can't you do the equivalent of throwing a chipping iron into said minutia?

    • Scottsdalian

      Well then – fuck up the minutiae so that executive's salary gets reduced!

      • PalinzADummy

        Or, just string the executive, and everybody above him in the org chart, from the nearest tree. No loss, man.

  • I may or may not get to the one happening near me next week.
    Does that make me bi-occurious?

  • finallyhappy

    I'll be at Occupy Dc tomorrow. I will send a report- or at least a comment.

  • chr0me88

    This is making me wet.

  • AlterNewt

    What the hell, Wyoming?

    • DaRooster

      And what the fuck Mexico?

      • user-of-owls

        What are you saying? Mexico has been in on this "Ocupado" shindig for years already! Only difference is that instead of occupying financial institutions, they've been occupying meat packing plants, lawn care enterprises and roofing companies. And hell, their occupation of agricultural occupations is virtually total. Well, except for Alabama. So throw los cuates some respect, no?

        • bagofmice

          Props to user-of-goats, as well.

          • user-of-owls

            ¡Y bolsa-de-ratones tambien!

          • PalinzADummy

            Do pigeons count? I mean, they ARE feathered rats, right?

        • padremickey

          Pero "ocupado" significa "busy" en inglés.

    • Fare la Volpe

      I think that's their state motto.

    • the_problem_child

      C'mon,would YOU want to occupy Wyoming?

      That's what I thought.

      • Dashboard_Jesus

        to quote are former moron President Shrub Bush, "I wouldn't like it if I was occupied either" (sweet holy jeebus as bad as thing are today I am SOOOO glad I don't have to see that fucking imbecile on the teeveee anymore!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpoOkY1XJxw

        • flamingpdog

          I think he spent most of his time as Prezdint being preoccupied with things other than running the country.

          • PalinzADummy

            Yeah, like snorting coke, getting drunk, choking on pretzels, waving his nutsack in Teh Peeplez' face, and "cutting brush."

    • Terry

      Very nice of the folks in Winnipeg to host an event. Calgary, too.

    • flamingpdog

      Casper, WY has an occupy group, but no Facebook link. Can't get much closer to Hell than Casper.

      • flamingpdog

        Occupy Casper.

        You'd think they'd at least have one in Laramie.

        • riverside68

          The School of Mining has one underground

          • UW8316154

            You mean, inside the hollow Earth.

  • GhostBuggy

    Occupy Ann Arbor seems kind of redundant to me.

    • Protesting the corporate/student loan overlords at U-M, amirite?

  • Come here a minute

    I occupied the hell out of Saturday errands.

    • gullywompr

      I wanted to go, but I got preoccupied.

      • user-of-owls

        I wanted to go too, but the sign on the door said, "Occupied."

  • You'd never know it going by the small town media.

    • Since "small town media" these days mainly means "Gannett rags masquerading as newspapers", that's not surprising. They're more concerned with promoting the latest talk on MomsLikeMe.com than they are with Real News.

    • emmelemm

      Local (TV) media here in Seattle has led with the Occupy story the last three days in a row, and spent a chunk of time on it.

      I'm heartened.

  • SexySmurf

    Goddamn Canada is copying us, again. What do they have to protest about anyways? Has the price of hockey tickets gone up? Is the coffee at Tim Horton's not hot enough?

    • Well, Canada City does have a Prime Minister who is kinda the Canuck version of George Bush Jr., even coming from the Texas of Canada….

      • horsedreamer_1

        Gary Bettman, also.

        Though, Winnipeg is finally back in the hockey game.

    • smashedinhat

      Canada has enough idiots that they are never far from going over the edge. Here is an American (Pulitzer-prizewinning US journo Chris Hedges) schooling one of the CBC's more obnoxious fools Kevin O’Leary, Behold and rejoice in the epic smack down: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Business/Lang_&amp

      • sati_demise

        man that was a HISTORIC SMACK DOWN. Well played Hedges, well done indeed

      • I'll say this in O'Leary's favor: he at least pulled back and let Hedges speak and make his points. No one on Fox would have let that happen.

        Can you imagine Chris Hedges being invited on one of our Sunday morning chat shows? Man, would that be beautiful. David Gregory wouldn't know what to do with himself, and George Will might actually change expression.

        • smashedinhat

          We Canadians are for the most part quite civil, even that gasbag O'Leary. A major exception to this would be Don Cherry who fortunately is too brain damaged to opine on any subject other than hockey.

      • Dudleydidwrong

        CBC–Fox News with snow shoes? I guess that idiocy doesn't stop at the northern border, at least with O'Leary around to be obnoxious. Hedges was wonderful and we need to see him more often.

        • Not really. CBC's more "fair" than balanced.

          If you really want to see RW buffonery. Sun TV (the "Faux" Newz of Canada City) or the slightly less biased CTV (the Faux Newz lite.)

      • ThundercatHo

        Thanks for that. Aside from enjoying Chris Hedges I thought it was very interesting that while he was talking about how the corporate financial bastards have screwed us all and contribute nothing to society they were running the commodities ticker right under his head.

      • PalinzADummy

        That was simply wonderful. Thank you so much.

    • Plenty.

      The problem is instead of flaming out like US America did, we're dying by inches and acting all smug about it as the economy gets shittier and shittier.

      The irony of the Conservative majority was that Stevie won it because he was the self proclaimed the economic savior of Canada City post 2008. He only "did" so because the other parties put a gun to his head when he had a minority gubbiment.

      He doesn't really have much of an incentive in this approaching mess and will look towards spending cuts and tax cuts.

      • lulzmonger

        Yeah, some economic savior – just imagine if He Who Eats Kittens had gotten his way back in 2007-2008 when he wanted to trash our chartered banking system in favour of a US-style casino model.

    • AnAmericanInTO

      Occupy Toronto is finally getting their shit together on October 14 even though Bay Street is Canada's Wall Street. I hope to make an appearance if only because I want to feel a part of something, however small.

      Maybe I'll make a sign with some choice words for Mr. O'Leary, who is one of those people who has made a career by being a professional asshole.

  • I'm staging an occupation of my own home, but so far, I am the only protester. I will be making virtual protest signs using my Monopoly iPad.

    • emmelemm

      Because you capitalized "Monopoly", I thought you meant you had a Monopoly (ze board game) themed iPad. Now that would be cool.

      But I get it now.

    • bagofmice

      Apple is all about the trademarks. Try typing the word Microsoft into your iPad. See?

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    So, if I'm reading the map correctly, the only place without a protest is Dick Chenen's Mordor Wyoming?

    • horsedreamer_1

      I was thinking it's more like Hogwarts after Voldemort took over, which would mean we must dispatch Layne, Weigel, and Maddow to destroy the Horcruxes.

      • Fare la Volpe

        So Michele gets her wild-eyed death glare from Bellatrix.

        • ThundercatHo

          I don't think the fundies are allowed to watch Harry Potter since children's stories about a magical world = satan.

      • James Michael Curley

        We saw a couple Horcruxes hanging out near the PATH station as usual.

    • Rotundo_

      Nothing there but republicans and some scraggly assed grazing quadrupeds. Maybe there will be a cattle uprising?

    • flamingpdog

      Check my comments to AlterNewt above. The map is out-of-date or just wrongish. But it ain't where I ever would have guessed it would be in the upper square state.

  • Guppy06

    Stay warm and dry. Wear layers, and change into dry socks when you can.

  • rocktonsam

    no one is occupying Mexico!

    Michelle Malkin, line one

  • samsuncle

    I'm occuping my couch watching my second college football game. My ass is starting to protest from all this sitting so I may have to get up an get another beer. But, I'm out there in spirit with the protesters.

    • sati_demise

      Send them a pizza! I did. #OccupyWallStreet

      • Jukesgrrl

        Which pizzeria is closest to them?

        • flamingpdog

          Hopefully not Godfather's.

  • OC_Surf_Serf

    Hey, where's the map for the bathrooms?

    • Come here a minute

      That's easy, the map is here.

    • Pat_Pending

      Perhaps what is needed is an Occupy Occupado..

    • zhubajie

      Just crap on the CEOs doorsteps!

      • bagofmice

        RetUrn the favor?

  • BarackMyWorld

    Let's also occupy 1989.

    • DaRooster

      Man, Fade City…

    • flamingpdog

      If that group actually showed up at Wall Street tomorrow, Bloomberg would fuck the cops, call out the National Guard, and ask Obama for some drones.

    • I don't care what anyone says. Those guys were geniuses.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN54kruANNk

    • emmelemm

      Sweet! Takes me back.

    • Doktor Zoom

      I admit it: I prefer this song with Rosie Perez dancing to it.

      That doesn't make me a shallow person, does it?

      • No. I was going to say the same thing. And the few women the camera did linger on in BMW's link to Fight the Power — how, 'chaste'fully dressed in the jacket & collar boxy-shoulders getup, compared with now?! What a time warp.

  • not that Dewey

    When Walmart moved into our town to depose all the long-standing local mom-n-pop retail stores, they insisted that the city build them a street, with a stoplight, with all that new tax money that we wouldn't be getting anymore, because they killed the local retail scene, and NM has this moronic "non-compete with other states' corporate income tax" law that ships all of their tax elsewhere. They named this street "Wal Street" (maybe they do this everywhere?).

    We're going to occupy Wal Street, five of us, standing in the main drag, annoying drivers. We hope to get the local paper that publishes twice a week to do a story on how unfocused and leaderless we are.

    • user-of-owls

      And then Drudge will pick up the local biweekly's story and run it in a 432 pt. font headline:

      "LEADERLESS" ANARCHISTS SEIZE WAL STREET, GO AFTER PASSING DRIVERS!!"

    • sati_demise

      fuck, the same thing happened here. 6 million on tax breaks for Wally world. Now we have 3. so count your blessings

    • veritass

      I wish I could give this hundreds of up-fists.

      Keep up the good work.

    • Radiodead

      And disheveled and smelly.
      Go, Dewey, Go.

    • flamingpdog

      Dash into the Mal-Wart, grab their guest scooters and ride them out onto the street, and be sure to misspell the words on your signs. That'll get you some attention.

    • Dashboard_Jesus

      but at least you got some big laughs at the new Wally World right? that's the only *redeeming* thing I can think these sick corporate whore's can bring to any town (fuck how I hate Wal-Mart, does it show?) http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos

    • PalinzADummy

      Oh, ntD, I am SO proud of you! I'm so fucking tempted to join in, but I'm not sure I can, right now. My friend came by today to console me with the thought that the protest will probably still be going strong when I get back on my stumps. I sure hope so.

      Don't forget to relay the details, dood!

      • not that Dewey

        Don't be too proud. We couldn't get our shit together over the weekend (kid's birthday parties, surprise friends from out of town, firewood splitting, leisurely breakfasts, crossword puzzles piling up, etc) So we're going to do something at lunch tomorrow, but then we're gonna hafta go back to work at some point. Sigh. Direct-action democracy will have to take a back seat to not getting fired.

        On the plus side, I've got my signs all made:
        https://picasaweb.google.com/jfkrone/OccupyWalStr

        My buddy has one sign that says "unfocused and leaderless" and another, following Radio's suggestion, "disheveled and smelly". The small-town cops aren't going to know what to think.

        • PalinzADummy

          Great sign! All of 'em!

          Anywho, here's your reward. Not exactly safe for work, since ideally you want the full effect of the weird, funky music. Also, bums.

  • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

    All these hippies were out there protesting against slavery (when they were "abolitionists") and in favor of womens' rights ("suffragettes") and civil rights ("freedom riders) and trying to end the Vietnam War ("draft dodgers"), and did it ever work, even one time?

    Why, yes it did!

    I be dog, as they say in Faulkner.

  • nounverb911

    Which one is Eric Cantor at?

    • Callyson

      None of 'em, Katie. NoCandor doesn't have the cojones to show his face to anyone who isn't a paying customer, I mean contributor…

    • user-of-owls

      Occupy Grover's Bung-hole.

      • Rotundo_

        For The Win! I bow in reverence to your superior snark powers user-of-owls! You wield the sword well and you are mighty.

    • flamingpdog

      Chris Christie is at Occu Pie Trenton.

  • Goonemeritus

    I’m picking occupy Ithaca; some of those other groups don’t seem tie dyed enough for my taste. Peace out

    • finallyhappy

      IS Moosewood catering?

      • PalinzADummy

        Don't tell anyone, if they are, or you'll be fucking trampled into the ground by foodies.

    • Oh, Ithaca is such a great town. I have really fond teenage memories of visiting my favorite aunt and uncle, and sneaking a few beers in the gorges.

  • CALGARY IS TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK!….
    ?

    • Callyson

      The civilized Canadians can be in charge, and I don't have to live in a cold climate. Sounds like a win – win to me.

    • Hey, Winnipeg took their hockey team back from the US, so why not Calgary too? Oh, wait, they already did. That's pretty hilarious – Atlanta lost not one but TWO hockey teams to Canada City.

      • bagofmice

        Why am I not surprised that hot, muggy Atlanta can't keep their hockey people?

        • James Michael Curley

          Hard to skate on a big oval slushie

    • DoktorThompson

      Calgary is just Canadian Houston.

      (And Canada can keep both theirs and ours.)

  • El Pinche

    I'm going to occupy this recliner with a bottle of Jack and a shot glass. Today I told BofA to go fuck themselves and closed my account. I went with my credit union. Hopefully somewhere down the line some bank executive or mortage hedge fund manager will jump off a bridge.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Not until after he fires all the tellers and branch managers, unfortunately.

    • Dashboard_Jesus

      amen brother, I closed my visa account with BofA yesterday, FUCK them! (had been meaning to do it for a long time but finally got *inspired* to get off my lazy ass and do it!)

    • PalinzADummy

      You could always join the First Church of The Last Laugh and march in the St. Stupid's Day Parade. I understand they like to go down to the stock exchange and throw pennies at the black rock there that is affectionately called "The Banker's Heart" and yell "Jump! Jump!" at the brokers hangin' in the windows.

  • Callyson

    "This country is not run by greedy businessmen, no. This country is run by citizens, just like me and you."
    I don't know whether to be heartbroken over that kid's naivete, or to do something to make his comment have some resemblance to reality…
    …I'm going with "All of 'em, Katie!"

    • Jukesgrrl

      I used to have thoughts like that, too. Too much Frank Capra in my childhood.

  • sati_demise

    The only people who are not negatively affected by Crony Capitalism are the people profiting from it.

    • Radiodead

      I've axed this before, is there any difference between crony capitalism and capitalism?

      • not that Dewey

        One of them has 5 additional letters, but otherwise, no.

      • user-of-owls

        Sure there is. In the former, you work in tandem with other bloodsuckers. Like, say, your brother.

        In the latter, you're a lone parasite eating away at your host society in isolation, with no colleagues nor friends. Think, for example, of one single chigger sucking at your ankle. Or better yet, think of Donald Trump.

        • Radiodead

          lone parasite…you mean like, like, hookworms?….I hope, now, you see the power of a "silly internet meme," a conjecture, if you will, hijoputa de madre de búho sabio.

          • user-of-owls

            Hasta las intestinas siempre!

      • glamourdammerung

        I've axed this before, is there any difference between crony capitalism and capitalism?

        Apparently it is a matter of what stage the system is in.

  • chascates

    Our farmers' markets in Austin (5 plus we go to 2 in San Antonio) have been so slow we haven't been selling our charcuterie stuff. When people are afraid of what the economy will do they'll do without that artisan made bacon, sausage, and pates. Which means I may have another furlough week without work and the $300 I get from it, my only job. I work on the farm for my rent and won't go hungry but I wish those millionaires and billionaires who create all the wealth, jobs, etc. would start buying about $50 a week of our stuff so I can buy cat food and pay off my car mechanic!

    • fuflans

      man i'd buy artisan made bacon and pate…

      do you ship?

      • chascates

        Not yet, we're waiting on USDA approval.

        • Let us know when you do. Out here is C'Addle we have salmon and rain (wish we could share) but not so many hog farmers. Llamas, goats, cows, 'n sheep, but not so many piggies.

          • chascates

            At the risk of link-whoring here is a list of what we offer: http://www.kocurekfamilycharcuterie.com/

            Portland has several places that offer hazelnut-finished pork products and Mario Batali's dad's place in Seattle has some goodies :http://www.salumicuredmeats.com/

            What this country needs is better bacon!!!!!

          • Thnx. It's not link-whoring when asked.

            BTW do you sell any stuff in Houston. No. 4 son will be there in a couple of weeks.

          • chascates

            No, we're only selling in the Austin/San Antonio region right now. If your son is older than 21 I suggest he visit the Anvil bar (http://anvilhouston.com/) for the best in real cocktails or for a great beer selection The Gingerman (http://houston.gingermanpub.com/).

            I envy the selection of tipples in the great Northwest and hope to relocate there in a year or two. Too damned hot in Texas and dry and full of crazy people!

    • Dashboard_Jesus

      wow you're a farmer, I'd never have guessed that! y'know funny thing is I started growing a lot of my own food a few years ago in my backyard (helps to be a vegetarian) and realized I didn't NEED to go to local farmer's market every week cuz I had plenty of veggies, but I missed it so much I started going again just to support my local peeps and made a personal commitment to spend at least $50 bucks each visit and since I can't eat that much I take it in to work so they'll know what REAL food is! (BTW hope business picks up for ya, and I srsly admire you for doin' what you do!)

    • As fulfans asked, do you ship?

    • PalinzADummy

      What fuflans and weejee said.

  • The kind of spaces I would like to occupy are heavily fortified, due to many of them being married.

    • AlterNewt

      You might also have some difficulty spinning that as "sticking it to The Man".

    • Jukesgrrl

      Olé.

    • El Pinche

      Tequila!! *slam*

  • RadioOcupados

    Oh yeah, this will be fun watching wingnuts and the lot of Democratic politicians trying to explain this away. Soros is behind it; our economic woes are Obama's (+Union's) fault, not Wall Street's — but at the same time Obama and the Unions are the rabble-rousers; they're smelly and directionless; they're like teabaggers, but they don't have the integrity of teabaggers.
    And BTW, one of the funniest talking points I always hear from them is that the teabagger rallies always picked up their litter afterwards and left the sites spotless. WTF? It's akin to the teleprompter crap. The power of steady misrepresentation I guess.

    • emmelemm

      How could they pick up litter from their Hoverrounds? Must've had those poking sticks, I guess.

    • Rotundo_

      Is there any real purpose to corporate news sources than spin? Fox is the most blatant, but hardly a lone player, when you're owned and run by people with a vested interest in a "certain viewpoint" you can't expect much else. If you want to know something about what is going on, you have to multisource and go anywhere but network and cable news. And even then the real story isn't available until years after the fact, when all of the guilty have passed.

      • RadioOcupados

        multisource….anywhere but network and cable news. And even then the real story isn't available until years after the fact, when all of the guilty have passed.

        Dag, Rotundo, I admire encapsulation.

    • PalinzADummy

      They've been saying that all day today, beginning with Herman Cain. "This president is starting a class war, these are his foot soldiers out there on the streets harassing innocent job creators." It's actually pretty fucking ugly and getting worse.

  • ColonelDoctor

    I was busy occupying a married straight lady, but maybe tomorrow…

  • Sweet baby Jeebus they're having one in Wasilla. I take back my mooning of your Chamberpot of Commerce this past summer. Way to go Denali alley guyz & guyettes.

    • bagofmice

      When you have upset Wasilla, that's pretty bad.

    • zhubajie

      I'm sure that they have endured more from the Abomination of Palination than anyone else!

    • Rotundo_

      Wouldn't it be a hoot if they "occupied" the house next door to $arah?

      • bagofmice

        Today we are all "Joe, the Occupier".

  • Blueb4sunrise

    None in Beverly Hills? Dern.

    • Barrelhse

      Find something nearby, then, and have the chauffeur bring the Bentley around.

      • Blueb4sunrise

        Drops monocle.
        What color Bentley do you think would be appropriate ?
        edit: and chauffeur, depending on the Bentley.

    • The Occupy Coronado, Ca event was a non-event. Maybe they were all at Occupy Phoenix. That is where the librlz in Coronado live – they Summer here.

      • Blueb4sunrise

        Maybe Yuma.
        Also one in El Paso / Juarez that could be interesting.

  • Radiobúho

    We shouldn't be too surprised at this momentum. How quickly people forgot "The Rally to Restore Sanity." Like our Ocupado friends, the RTRS had scant media support and was downplayed in its aftermath. Nonetheless, as witness to that event (and the Wonkette Hunt Club get together the night before), I realized we are not alone. We are, however, devoid of a full time propaganda outlet and the wanton, unscrupulous misconduct to regurgitate the most unreasonable talking points. A small, but extremely vocal and well-funded machine have poisoned the whole political discourse in this country — from Roger Ailes to Bryan Fischer and all the dismal points in between.
    We, and millions like us, don't need to encase ourselves in a concrete flag, or act out of fear, to try and change things. But one thing I think we can agree on is the fact that the media is not going to help us. When Ezra Klein, or Richard Cohen, have become voices of liberal journalism, we know to be very careful.

    • Negropolis

      I'm one of those complainers who think the RTRS was an incredibly wasted opportunity, all because Stewart was too afraid to address our actual problems in this country, head on, and instead took the very media-friendly meme that the problem is the tone of the debate in this country and the so-called lack of "civility (as if civility is the end all/be all), instead of the fact that we're not having honest debates. To misfocus on the "civility" of the debate is oh-so-convenient to people that don't want things to really change.

      I really don't see Occupy as the child, or even the cousin, of the RTRS. In fact, I see it almost as a rebuke of beating around the edges of the real issues.

      • RTRS really makes me angry. Let's not forget that 3 days after, we gave control of the House back to the Republicans, and Stewart wasted his influence with Kindergarten lessons about civility rather than getting slacker hipster youngsters to the goddamned polls. He really should have either gone partisan or not bothered. I am sick of the fucking futility of our gestures on the Left.

        • Radiobúho

          I don't disagree with you guys. For whatever Stewart's approach was, I just wanted to point out the fact that over 200,000 people went to the Mall on short notice, without much MSM hype and brought a positive spirit. Especially in light of a rapist, murderer's nazi-inflected hoverround palooza a few months before. The press downplayed RTRS, wingnuts dismissed it and, well, like I said, there was no one from the Left who looked at it's constructive aspects. Democratic politicians shunned the whole thing as well — and yes they still lost ground. I'm all for voting, but as you both said the problems lie deeper than our present Two-Currupt-Party system.

  • voodooeconomics

    Has anyone occupied Miami yet or we are not allowed into a foreign country. Is there a treaty with the US if you get thrown in jail in Miamicuba.

  • fuflans

    we have had a horrible week (my guy's father died suddenly, on a cruise in the middle of the pacific) and i have to say, i keep checking news b/c i am so goddamned proud of my country right now.

    • Sorry for your loss, fu.

    • flamingpdog

      My condolences, fuflans. My oldest sister's husband died suddenly on a cruise in the Pacific, and he was only 58. I'm staying away from cruise ships.

    • I'm so sorry.
      I am glad that the news is a small, but shining bright spot in your life.

    • PalinzADummy

      So sorry to hear that. Good warm hugs 'n stuff.

  • lochnessmonster

    Am I seeing that right…none in Wyoming? Is that where Darth Cheney is from?

    • zhubajie

      I thought Darth had been exiled to the east shore of Maryland….

    • Jukesgrrl

      According to comments above, somebody found one in Casper.

  • Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Ciclavie is in LA tomorrow, so go ride a bike and occupy something while you're there!

    • hilacious

      I'll be there today! Rode by City Hall with the Tour de Fat parade yesterday. I got chills. But I needed to OccupyBeer first so I didn't stop.

      • Bonzos_Bed_Time

        And unfortunately I did neither, apathetic liberal that I am. TdF looked like a lot of fun, and plenty of beer flowing! http://www.flickr.com/photos/russroca/

      • bagofmice

        We didn't occupy the beer, the beer occupied us!

  • Wonketteers!!
    Put your snarky brilliance to good use!
    My daughter needs a slogan that will go with her (ever so appropriate) pirate regalia.
    Any ideas?

    • coolhandnuke

      Arrest just one Wall St. turd and I won't move to Somalia.

    • zhubajie

      More rum!

    • fuflans

      vampires are so 2009.

    • flamingpdog

      π rates a 3.1416

    • Soylent Green

      Eat The Rich!!

    • Negropolis

      Somalia: It's a dry heat.

      Make the banks walk the plank.

      • Jukesgrrl

        I really like those. +will fit well on a sign.

    • UW8316154

      "What's another name for Pirate treasure"?

      • bagofmice

        Pedobear approved?

    • Welease Woger!

    • Jukesgrrl

      Johnny Depp went to Hollywood and all I got is this crappy costume.

    • All suggestions have been forwarded, and pictures will be posted.
      Thanks for all your great ideas!!

  • "The people have the power
    the power to dream, to rule
    to wrestle the world from fools…"

  • BarackMyWorld

    And on an unrelated note, fuck the Values Voter Summit.

    • bagofmice

      But it's a constant source of hilarity.

  • ttommyunger

    I am signed up for Occupy Atlanta on the l5th of October at ll am at the State Capitol. Do not want to get locked up….we'll see what happens.

    • Barrelhse

      If ya get popped, tell 'em to keep their hands off your junk.

      • ttommyunger

        Might wear an athletic cup, just for grins.

    • Radiodead

      ttommy, if they throw you in the hoosegow, that would be the biggest story since OJ, well, OK since Springsteen divorced what's-her-name. I will pay your bail. I've got a little Jacob Riis in me. I've provided legal strategy in Fulton County before. The only thing that would be better would be if Georgia had an open-carry law and you showed up with a Glock strapped to your flannel. Fuck these fuckin' fucks.

      • ttommyunger

        I carry 24/7, even while at home. Will prolly not pack that day, carry a Driver's License or cellphone (the former is a bitch to replace if “lost”, the latter could divulge my contact list). I have a carry permit. It is issued free due to my retired Law Enf. status. A firearm would send the wrong signal if discovered, plus, there are restrictions; public gatherings is one of them. Actually, I've been locked up on more than one occasion; the first in l956 for breaking a Sailor's nose in San Mateo, CA. They will get no cherry. This movement must eschew violence or its appearance to avoid being crushed/discredited. I happen to be a peaceful man with a violent past and an extreme capacity for same when deemed necessary. BTW, no convictions-ever.

        • nonbeliever7

          Your life sounds like a screenplay. Liam Neeson can play you.

    • emmelemm

      Locally here in Seattle, a public defender wrote a little blog piece about "what to expect if you get arrested demonstrating" and one of the things was, "They WILL look in your asshole."

      • ttommyunger

        Well, I've had a camera up there on the end of what felt like a fire-hose, so I guess a quick peek won't kill me. Maybe I can work up a juicy fart for their benefit.

    • samsuncle

      Good for you ttommy. If you get a chance kick Gov. Deal in the nuts for me.

      • ttommyunger

        No chance; I think Karl Rove is keeping them in a drawer at his office in Arlington, just in case.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Double T, sign me up for the defense team. I used to "craft messages," as they say, for the Fortune 100, so I'm great at story spin.

      • ttommyunger

        Writing the story is great, getting them published is the trick, though. With the Fortune 500 ownership of our Media, I put all that in the Fat Chance Category.

    • AlterNewt

      I'll write the theme music.

      It's all coming together…

      • ttommyunger

        Music? We don't need no stinkin music!

    • PalinzADummy

      ZOMFG, please don't get arrested. Please.

      • ttommyunger

        I'll do my best to avoid it.

  • zhubajie

    Whatever else happens, it's pissing off the right people!

  • ibwilliamsi

    I enjoyed comparing this map to the one tracking Tea Party Rallies. Portland, OR (Yo!) has had three 'bagger rallies. All three had less than 200 people attending, two of them had only 1 person attending. Track your own cities and compare – THAT's what's real, people!
    http://www.irehr.org/issue-areas/tea-party-nation

    • fuflans

      what i really love is everyone is starting to talk about 'baggers'.

      this is as it should be.

    • emmelemm

      Fucking Portland! {shakes fist}

      Here in Seattle, the rallying cry to get people out to the Occupy Seattle stuff is "look how much bigger Portland's is, we can't let that happen".

      • bagofmice

        I went. My sign was:
        "THIS IS
        THE

        HAND"

        URL is http://twitpic.com/6xbz7w

        Invisible hand says *slap*

        • PalinzADummy

          Good on ya, MICE!

        • emmelemm

          Well done!

    • PalinzADummy

      Thanks for the link. This is just coalescing so beautifully.

  • not that Dewey

    Oh, look:

    The Tea Party should endorse the protests, but so should the Oath Keepers, taxpayer rights groups, conservative Christians, limited government groups, and all other conservative groups….

    To point this out to the masses, Oath Keepers is organizing a joint effort along with Alex Jones of Infowars dot com
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/10/conservati

    False flag, infiltrators, hijackers, or true bipartisanship?

    • glamourdammerung

      I thought the Oath Keepers were too busy threatening judges in Oklahoma over Charles Dyer being arrested for raping a seven year old? Though I guess that explains why they do not want the "nanny state" getting into their business.

      The fact he bragged numerous times about his military training and how he was going to use it against the government, but then was found because he was too inept to figure out how to survive in the woods was just a bonus.

      • not that Dewey

        This from a group that openly advocates treason and armed resistance to the President. And thanks, Oathkeepers, for turning me on to your even more wacko sidekicks, the Wayseers, with whom I was previously unfamiliar.

        I'd have to say, in answer to my own question, "hijackers". They see the Federal Reserve Bank as the source of all tyranny, and want to turn the conversation:
        http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/10/05/oath-keepe

    • ibwilliamsi

      Fuck them! They try to bring that hater shit in the name of Jesus in and we'll kick their asses – peaceful protest or not!

    • Jukesgrrl

      I think at this point it's just free-floating hatred. I fully expect some of the perpetrators to show up. "Hello, you're the vice-president of GE. What are you doing here?"

  • Soylent Green

    I'm too lazy to take down The Man. Can I just walk away from my mortgage instead?

    • Jukesgrrl

      That works for me. Just make sure you have a new place to live set up before you go. But at this point, even a lot of apartment complexes are in the "I see nothing" mode.

  • Negropolis

    I wonder why the one's in Michigan are starting so late? I'm a bit disappointed the one at the capitol in Lansing is not only being held on the same day as the MSU-UofM game, but that it'll be mostly held during the game; it's sad to say, but that could really effect the turnout given the ridiculousness of the school rivalries. At least the game is in East Lansing so that if folks want to make it down after they can just go down the street.

  • Negropolis

    Something to chew on…

    Detroit's most eminent dick-covered-prig (or prig-covered-dick; your choice), Detroit News columnist Nolan Finley — who is nasty enough to make Bill O'Reilly seem pleasant –, can't wait for Occupy Detroit:

    I can't wait for the menagerie of malcontents who call themselves Occupy Wall Street to arrive in Detroit and other mainstream American cities.

    Occupy Wall Street's main objective, from what I can make out from the inchoate signage, is the destruction of capitalism (a goal to which Obama can relate), although on a whim they can switch to global warming, medical marijuana or any number of other pet causes dear to the disaffected Left.

    Clearly, they're angry with America, resent its founding values and would like to see the fat cats who run the place boiled in oil.

    I haven't taken a poll, but my hunch is more Americans relate to "cut the spending" than to "kill the wealthy."

    That's why I'm eager to see this freak show arrive in Detroit.

    It'll be informative for voters to compare the American protesters Barack Obama sympathizes with to those he despises.

    You guys can send him some friendly letters, if you'd like (nfinley@detnews.com), and the brave amongst you can take a look back at some of his previous columns that he's been writing in this rag for years. I've witnessed a lot of conservative media, but he has to be one of the most bitter, the most nasty, the most racist people you'd ever expect to head up a daily, let alone in the the Motor City.

    You know the saying about being careful about what you're wishing for?

    • BlueStateLibel

      He ought to have some balls and personally deliver his thoughts to the protesters. And poll after poll shows the majority of Americans want to tax the rich, like this one:
      http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65135.h

      • horsedreamer_1

        I bet van de Hei, et. al., had to work thru tears to manage to post that.

        When even the Granma of the Right is submitting that to tax the rich polls well, you know it must poll really well.

    • SexySmurf

      "I haven't taken a poll" is the new "I don't have the facts to back this up."

    • ibwilliamsi

      I can only speak for myself. I think we should start taxing the Corporations, take away their "personhood", and spend on the 99%. Polls can be manipulated, but I think that the majority of people agree with me. "Citizens United" has awakened a sleeping giant, and that giant is not happy with what it found.

    • GhostBuggy

      "I haven't taken a poll, but my hunch is more Americans relate to 'cut the spending' than to 'kill the wealthy.'"

      You might want to start that polling, Noley, because I'm pretty sure checking in with the citizens of goddamn Detroit will give you a surprising (to your pea-brain) answer.

      • PalinzADummy

        I wonder how ignorant this guy is, because I'm seeing polls showing anywhere from 65% to 81% support for taxing the wealthy.

    • Nolan Finley is a scum sucking lackey who writes like a not particularly bright baboon. Having skimmed through your excerpts I have now read one and one half of his columns.

  • James Michael Curley

    Don't like BoA, or the attitude of banks in general? Do this.

    Go to their ATM machine with a debit card which is from an institution which is part of one of the ATM networks which they belong. Withdraw $100, $200 or so from the ATM. Go inside and ask them to exchange the $20 bills for $50 bills/ Often, as happened to me at BoA and a few other banks, they will ask you if you have an account and when I have said no they refused to exchange the money.

    They are, after all, a friggin' Federal Reserve Member Bank, and when instructed that they are, they will make a lame comment about 'We need the large bills for our regular clients.' Mumble something about money laundering and leave quietly.

    Now, go to https://www.federalreserveconsumerhelp.gov/compla… and file a complaint. In the past it generated an inquiry which brought a politely worded letter from the President of a smaller bank which assured me that they were apologetic, do wha, do wha, do wha and their tellers would be instructed to exchange my currency and they would advise their tellers of the proper bank policy.

  • Will this lead to an "Occupy The Seats Of Republicans And Blue Dog Democrats" movement?

    • THIS is the question. What's needed is a way to bring the hardhats, the longhairs, the AME church choir together into a stable coalition that can get out the fucking vote, even in off years.

    • Negropolis

      It sure as hell better, because I'm dismayed that after 2010 we didn't see the Dems dumping vulgar amounts of cash into voter registration machines.

  • The quickly phony-fied, co-opted Tea Party movement led to an Oligarch-funded political insurgency that put extremist right-wingers in Congress as part of the Republican Party. Their caucus pulled off the most successful anti-U.S. terrorist hostage-taking siege since the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979. What is the plan to make Occupy Wall Street any more than just the World's Largest Block Party?

    Soros? Cuban?…Buffet?

    • horsedreamer_1

      Why do you think HDNet brought Dan Rather on-board?

    • BlueStateLibel

      I think a big part of this movement is showing the average American how they have been screwed for the last 30 years or so. Most Americans don't even realize the middle class has been decimated and the wealthy have enormously profited. They think we have the wealth distribution of a Switzerland. They've been taught to blame themselves when they lose a job, can't get a job, get foreclosed on, etc., and be ashamed. I see OCW as reversing that and placing the blame where it belongs. That's a big start in my opinion.

    • glamourdammerung

      The teabaggers were "co-opted" about as much as those Clear Channel "spontaneous support for the invasion of Iraq" rallies (that would be advertised on air a month or so in advance) were spontaneous.

    • Negropolis

      Chet, it's getting there. I've been pleased that our society is being patient and giving this thing time to cook before taking it into the our systems. It'll make the movement so much more legitimate than the tea party was when the thing is mainlined right into the heart of America.

      Congregate, educate, elucidate and then set the thing into motion. I think the time that has been given to the movement illustrates to the American people that this isn't some funded front for some shadowy entitty. Time is giving Americans time to buy into the movement.

      That said, I give the movement until the time that it really starts to get cold to get moving. What we can't allow is for the thing to shrink into the dozens at the NYC basecamp.

  • Fox's Faux Five want to lynch Lily, the hungry muppet. Is it because Lily let her subscription to Bon Appétit lapse?

    • horsedreamer_1

      But do they want do so with a Swiftness quickness?

    • Rotundo_

      We just need equal time for conservative representation on Sesame Street: They need a bloated, white, gun toting, tobacco using muppet in a hoverround named Teabag to chase Lily around and bitch about her living off the government teat. CTW just hasn't come around to conservative values yet.

      • glamourdammerung

        Needs moar casual bigotry.

      • schvitzatura

        Your teatard muppet idea could be the seed for the Avenue Q peeps librettists/composers to start work on a new Broadway production Sugarland Cul-de-sac.

    • Hahaha. Wow. What an incredible bunch of soulless morons. Except for the one guy who actually understands that poverty is not a liberal hoax like global warming. What's he doing on Fox anyway?

  • AntonovBureau

    At first I sadly thought the title about 'occupations' meant jobs.

  • AntonovBureau

    Did anyone else notice that Wyoming appears to be the only state with out a revolution?

    Does the density increase the further away from Dick Cheney's secret lair?

  • DahBoner

    "Hundreds of Occupations Nationwide; Find One Close To You!"

    Wow! How do you know? Because there's more than 14 teabaggers at these protests, the media won't cover it.

    Do you have ESPN or something?

  • On the subject of protests, check out this piece by some douchebag over at the American Spectator:
    http://spectator.org/blog/2011/10/08/standoff-in-

    All I can say is that pepper-spraying was too good for him.

    • glamourdammerung

      Conservatives sure love to brag about their crimes.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Well, they continue to get away with them (as long as they stay away from The Hague), so why not?

    • RadioOcupados

      I'm still not clear what this fuckface supports, Air OR Space??!?
      Either way, what a world class salted rat dick.

    • Negropolis

      Aside from reporting for a shitty magazine, he's an absolutely shitty writer. The piece barely had a point, at all. It was an editorial that went from general reporting, to inane observations, to shallow opinions. I really have no idea what I'm supposed to think beyond reading that beyond that it's just plain, shitty writing.

      Shorter Patrick Howley: Those Dirty Fucking Hippies.

      I love how conservatives are questioning if the movement presents "danger". Yeah, 'cause dozens of folks packing loaded weapons (including long guns) at tea party rallies and threatening to "water the tree of liberty" just cojure up images of peace and safety, right?

      • All true, and just think: we also have his shitty article about pleading guilty in court to a charge of committing criminal mischief in a federal building to look forward to reading.

    • El Pinche

      American Spectator, just a bunch of conservatards posing as "intellectuals." At least the moran's on freerepublic and the Breitfart sites are openly r33tarded and honest about it.

  • datateday

    Occupy the nation?! I'll be lucky if I can even occupy the Wonkette comments page right here!

  • Negropolis

    OT: God, the Michigan GOP is relentless. They are trying to take the last non-profit health insurer on the Great Lakes, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and privatize it:

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's dominant hold on the health insurance market may soon come under a legislative microscope and could lead to a debate about converting the nonprofit insurer into a for-profit company, current and former state lawmakers say.

    The legislative review is being sparked in part by federal health care reform and Gov. Rick Snyder, who last month said it is time to take a "fresh look" at Blue Cross' special legal and regulatory requirements in an effort to encourage competition, lower costs and access to high-quality care.

    The Blues control 70 percent of the state's health insurance market, with 4.3 million customers in Michigan. The nonprofit also receives annual state tax breaks worth about $79 million, but is the only insurer in Michigan required to provide health insurance to those who are sick.

    This is insane. BC/BS of Michigan has its problems, as does any insurer in a nation without single-payer, but boy if things wouldn't get worse privatizing it.

  • Negropolis

    Occupy Grand Rapids kicked off on Saturday, and had a good turnout in Calder Plaza, downtown. They have now moved the permanent settlement to the other side of the river in downtown Grand Rapids at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

    • DahBoner

      Ah-Nab-Awen, Ah-Nab-Awen, Ah-Nab-Awen, in the jungle, the mighty jungle the….

  • Let one thousand occupations bloom.

  • x111e7thst

    I took a break from Occupying yesterday to go check out the new part of the HIgh Line. It was choked with tourists. I think I liked NY better when people were afraid to come here.

  • not that Dewey

    Another 200 in Albuquerque this weekend. One of my fellow villagers was arrested, for apparently being an idiot:
    http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/49730–so

    The Albuquerque Journal <a href="http://(http://bit.ly/pBU4DF)” target=”_blank”>(http://bit.ly/pBU4DF) says Barghout went into several businesses along Central — from Yale to San Mateo — harassing store owners and customers and spit on people while ignoring police warnings.

    I mean, the temptation to spit on incidental people can be great, but still.

    Also, UNM doesn't like dirty commie hippies sleeping all over their campus:
    http://www.koat.com/news/29438373/detail.html

    EDIT: Reports of spitting are now being disputed. But he most certainly was chanting "Death to America".
    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2320278.shtml

  • notreelyhelping

    Poor R.E.M. Just when they could have rereleased "Welcome to the Occupation" as a single.

  • lulzmonger

    "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant & fill him with a terrible resolve."

    Admiral Yamomoto, 1941 Rupert Murdoch, 2011

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