The Day Before Thanksgiving

I'd certainly be thankful if President Obama would state, unequivocally, that the peaceful, non-violent protesters have a constitutional right to assemble and speak out about whatever bothers them. And more importantly, he needs to state that the recent pepper spray attacks and other violence perpetrated upon the protesters by law enforcement officers is WRONG, and must stop now. In the meantime, if you'd like your own military-grade pepper spray, you can get it on Amazon.com.  Just check out the hundreds of product reviews like these: 3,702 of 3,764 people found the following review helpful: Accept no substitutes when casually repressing students, November [...]

When the Bad Deeds of a Few Destroy the Good Work of Many

The people of Oakland California stood up for their rights yesterday, and most of them did it following the rules of the Occupy movement: peaceful, non-violent protests.  That's the message the stalwart members of Occupy Oakland wanted to present yesterday and, for most of the day, that was the picture.  Unfortunately, as in any large crowd, there are a few who want to play by their own rules. Some anarchists and perhaps provocateurs infiltrated and broke some windows, sprayed graffiti, and spread the wrong message.  But they were the minority of the marchers participating in yesterday's general strike. This is [...]

BofA cancels Debit Fees – A Victory for the Protesters

Today's reversal by Bank of America on their proposed $5 monthly fee for users of debit cards shows that our voices are being heard.  A few people who know what they're talking about offer some advice... Last night, former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer (who probably could have become president if only he could have kept his dick in his pants) appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and gave the protesters a few ideas: Rick Perlstein gave some pointers via his blog at Crooks and Liars An excerpt: ...the reason the Occupiers have changed attitudes in politicians, or at least become [...]

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