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#OccupyWallNuts Continue Their Epic Struggle Against That One Thing

Posted on | October 6, 2011 | 47 Comments

by Smitty

Trifecta is well worth your time. The rotating Kirk/Spock/McCoy chemistry of the three amigos plays well in serving up the abuse for the #OccupyWallNuts. I’m giving Whittle the Kirk role here, cheerfully telling the tools to get out of the toolbox and get a job. Green has the McCoy role, working hard, trying to empathize with a sad herd of sheep, and Ott does a Spock-tacular job of synthesizing the two, and offering a warning that the tentacles on the friendly guy handing out the money to support the protest signs that say ‘Brought to you by Cthulhu’ may be an indicator.

Stephen Green's head 'splosion whas captured by a fetching bit of silk.

Meanwhile, over at Heritage, we find this:

Stand aside, citizen-protestors. The Occupy Wall Street movement is about to get professional help. New York City labor unions have decided to join the demonstrations. Members of the Service Employees International Union and the United Federation of Teachers, among other unions, will soon be marching with the protestors.

Why is the union movement making common cause with disgruntled students?

Because these protests are useful vehicles. Unions can use them to marshal support for special-interest policies that benefit them.

Read the whole thing. A private sector union is a company without a product. A public sector union is a civil service mutiny. I’m not opposed to the former, insofar as liberty means the freedom to do even the stupidest things. However, a company without a product must be allowed to feel the winter cold on the bare bottom of their idiocy. Capitalism lives or dies on the feedback. In particular, the private sector unions must be prevented from injecting their idiocy into public sector contexts.

Update: FilmLadd has me doing a double-take:

An even smarter one would be asking how are they planning on using these protesters in 2012 to subvert the elections. My hunch is that these protests aren’t about accomplishing anything right now except to flex their muscles, test out the police, and see which supporters “they” (the White House) can count on.
In short: #OccupyWallStreet is a dry run for November 2012.

Ladd, I hope you are as correct in that prediction as I was on the Palin candidacy. Read the whole thing, where Ladd Ehlinger rips Bill O’Reilly and the rest of the media for laughing at #OccupyWallNuts.

Update II: linked at The Camp of the Saints

Update III: Prof. William Jacobson locates some fine irony about the transition from pure anarchy to union manipulation for #OccupyWallStreet:

How many of the unemployed in the crowd will make the connection between exclusive union shops and lack of right to work laws, and diminished job opportunities? How many will understand that trade unions exist to protect members of the unions, even if it means driving up the cost of products and services to consumers?
As they tearfully mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, how many will wonder why Jobs was so against unions, and fought a long battle to keep unions out of Apple? As they tweet the revolution from their iPhones and iPads, how many will realize that these devices may not ever have come into being but for Apple’s fight against some of the very unions marching along side them?

Update III: Linked at The Lonely Conservative, who, like me, cannot recall any Tea Party clashes with police.


47 Responses to “#OccupyWallNuts Continue Their Epic Struggle Against That One Thing”

  1. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    Ladd may be right.  But I think what this is about is diverting attention from more pesky things.  How about Fast and Furious?  I would think the last thing the White House would want in an election year is an independent prosecutor charging Eric Holder with perjury. 

    So the death of Steve Jobs, Sarah Palin not getting in, and now crazy lefty protestors are diverting attention.  Lest momentum start building for a special prosecutor. 

  2. Rose
    October 6th, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Sometimes it is not what you see but what you don’t see that tells a lotAt #occupywallstreet – the ultra anarchists seem to be absent.None of the violent protestors like the Black Block and so forth. 
    Code Pink not to be seen, none of the names that might scare the ‘moderates.’Somebody had to arrange for them to stay away, at least for now.Who?

  3. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    I mean, jeez Stacy, even Althouse is on it:   And will “Carney” be the new term of art for political bullshit denial? 

  4. Christy Waters
    October 6th, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    If subverting the election requires getting up before noon, the Dems might have a problem.

  5. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    Nice projection there by Ladd Ehlinger.

    #OccupyWallStreet is a dry run for November 2012.

    Given how the Tea Party was a dry run for 2010, and given the electoral successou had, must send chills down your sorry spines imagining how your #TeaBaggerParty will be neutralized and perhaps bested by #OccupyWallStreet come 2012.

  6. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    As the protesters said “the whole world is watching”.

    One friend of mine in India is watching the New York situation via Russian TV.

  7. Ladd Ehlinger Jr
    October 6th, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    Why don’t you call me a teabagger to my face, coward? I don’t join parties of any sort.

  8. Ladd Ehlinger Jr
    October 6th, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    And just to be clear – it’s entirely different than 2010. This is about subverting 2012’s election by preventing people from going to the polls… or worse. You creep.

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  10. Anonymous
    October 6th, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    The NY “situation” is being used by the Kremlin to portray the U.S. in a bad light abroad. Just like what happened during Tea Party events, right? Oh, you say that the Kremlin didn’t cover the Tea Party events – wonder why the difference?

  11. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Ladd, Anamika is the resident brain damaged troll that we think came from Little Green Footballs.  She wanders around aimlessly and without purpose.  Occasionally we kick her, but mostly she is ignored. 

  12. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    What the pile of tributes and flowers for Steve Jobs at the NYC Apple Store? 

  13. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    The main problem with corporations is that once a company becomes public, profit at any cost becomes the only criteria to operate.

    ESOP (employee share ownership plan) is another model more plentiful. But any company that goes public responds only to greed.

    That’s why we need to keep the banks off Wall Street. Imho, the only aim of Occupy Wall St. should be to regulate it better, and keep banks from gambling in Wall St. casino.

  14. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Nah, you are just a great “cunt repenter”…

  15. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    I have never met Animika in person, but somehow that picture captures the essence of Animika.

  16. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    Now now Anamika.  Be nice. 

  17. Anonymous
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    As Scott put it, the maggots gnaw from within, bout sums it up don’t it.

    As always you are a Dungbat.

  18. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    It’s a big club.

    Any you ain’t in it.

    When are average, hard working, well-intended people gonna get that the rich cocksuckers don’t care about you?

    The rich cocksuckers don’t care about you at ALL. At ALL.

    When are people in America going to finally wake up?

    Maybe the Occupy Wall Street event is a crack in the surface of stupid complacency and dumb apathy.

    Let’s hope so.

    They Got Ya By The BALLS!

    George Carlin’s Greatest Moment


  19. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    lThere is nothing wrong with profit. 

    Profit at any cost?   Give me a (modern) example of profit at any cost?  You mean GE poluting the Hudson River, skating on any clean up costs, and now being in bed with the Obama administration on various “green” technologies that do not make profits (other than through tax payer funded subsidies back to GE)? 

    Anamika, I owe you nothing.  You owe me nothing.  We are equals.  We can work together cooperatively to create wealth or not, but if I owe you something for nothing that is theft. 

  20. DownUnder
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    The view from here, a social democracy with well funded public health and education and social security, is of people acting against their own interests and being played by big business, the war industry and religious nuts.

  21. DownUnder
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    What is a “cunt  repenter”?

  22. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Why Obama does not get it

    Today, America is in the midst of an energy revolution as entrepreneurs like Harold Hamm of Continental Resources innovate horizontal-drilling technologies promising to double U.S. oil reserves. Yet when Hamm joined other businessmen in a meeting with The One recently, he got the cold shoulder. “I told him of the revolution in the oil and gas industry and how we have the capacity to produce enough oil to enable America to replace OPEC. I wanted to make sure he knew about this,” Hamm relays to the Wall Street Journal.

    The president’s reaction?
    “He turned to me and said, ‘Oil and gas will be important for the next few years. But we need to go on to green and alternative energy. [Energy] Secretary [Steven] Chu has assured me that within five years, we can have a battery developed that will make a car with the equivalent of 130 miles per gallon.”

  23. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    Someone who wakes up in the morning naked next to Anamika after an alcohol induced blackout. 

    I am not suggesting that ever happened to Ladd. 

  24. JeffS
    October 6th, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

    Random, incomplete sentences with inconsistent or non-existent logic is better known as “rambling”, and is not indicative of an intelligent mind at work. 

    Rather, it sounds like someone stoned out of their mind, and bored beyond tears.

    Tut, tut!  Just because you can’t rage against Sarah is no reason to blog stoned, Anamika.  Tut tut!

  25. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    I’m sure there is more than one definition for “cunt repenter,” but from my pov, at least, the most prominent definition of “cunt repenter” that comes to mind is that of a horny GOP Congressman who got caught soliciting a hooker in Washington DC and who trots his doormat wife out to face the TV cameras with him and looks straight into the cameras while keeping a very straight face (while his dopey ass wife stares blankly ahead, like a deer caught in the headlights) and says, “I know I’m not perfect, and that I’ve sinned against the Lord and have brought shame and heartbreak to the woman I love most in the world. But I know that with Jesus’ help and the support of my fellow Americans, I can resist this urge to snag some extra-marital pussy from time to time. No questions please. Thank you and God bless America.” 

    And Ehlinger’s cunt.

  26. JeffS
    October 6th, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

    Desperation is not a license to behave stupidly and ungraciously.  

    Contrariwise, behaving stupidly and ungraciously is a clear indication of desperation.  Which is what people see here in your actions.

    Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

  27. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    And where might you think the Beloved Corporations made their money, Joe?

    By taking their business out of the US. 

    Hiring folks in developing countries with less than your minimum wages, no benefits packages, etc. etc. 

    They’ve already let all the *unnecessary* folks go.. you know the ones making a good wage, good benefits. And hiring? If the teapartyers had their way, the minimum wage would be gone. Why pay $14/hr when you can get 3 workers for the price of one. (Except they won’t, everyone is doing 3 jobs to make up for the decline in rehiring.) Yup, that’s the answer. Ya think the top brass are ever going to take a pay cut, a wage-frieze?

    And where might you think the middle class is going? A young person might make a very good earning in his current job, However, what about his 401 K investments, that now might be worth about 1/3 of what they were? How long do you think corporations are going to match the funds in order to squeeze the next trillions out of the *upper middle class*. There’s nothing to squeeze out of the poor, the lower or middle middle class.

    I understand the struggles of a small business owner who must rely on those who have spending power. However, when you cry poor corporations, the manipulation and the welfare corporate fraud, all over America, after some initial research, you think I don’t know some things that most folks don’t? Including you.

    Like the X-Files mantra: The information is out there.

  28. Rose
    October 6th, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    Anamika – “Rich” is about more than money, you poor ignorant thing. And you suffer from the worst of it – poverty of spirit.

  29. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    The point is, some people bitch and moan about the cards that life deals them and the shitty hand they subsequently have to play, while others suck it up and do the best they can under circumstances that they can neither dictate nor control.

    I say man and woman UP and stop moaning and groaning.

    That’s not to say a little venting here and there is not warranted or is not a good idea, in fact, just to blow off steam.

    And it doesn’t mean in ANY way that one should be a passive doormat and let rich arrogant, or even only moderately wealthy, assholes walk all over them and not fight for change or fairness or even a modicum of compassion in public life.

    No not at all.

    The main thing, imo, is to know where to draw the line and to know how and where one can be MOST effective in bringing about desired changes in one’s situation.

    And Ehlinger’s a cunt.

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  31. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    And you suffer from the worst of it – poverty of spirit.

    Most people believe that salvation comes from the ‘good minds’ with a good education, a moderate level of childhood trauma, an ease to evolve in the modern world and grasp its challenges, who had ample space and rest to think and meditate, then when they invest the right physical resource and manpower they have a chance to correct the bad turn this world has taken … but it doesn’t seem to work that way, the beauty, peace and harmony they propose is rapidly corrupted … maybe the best solutions will be proposed by people who have gone through hell, who have fought an addiction for years, battled against cancer or aids, been persecuted in jails and asylums, been ridiculed or ignored when they speak … but before the world gives them a chance to be heard, it will have itself to go through hell to value what strength and lucidity can be achieved in extreme human situations where comfort and entertainment make no sense but just the gasp for this next one breath counts … the complete mortification of the incarnated soul, nothing can be renounced anymore, then urgency cannot turn to anything but peace and silence, no other goal makes sense. In the absence of discipline and renunciation we have proven as a species, pampered, selfish brats.

    Beware the entrenched morality.


    Including the entrenched bewarings.

    And Ehlinger’s a cunt.

  32. Rose
    October 6th, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    So – last month the “protestors” were all over Wisconsin, claiming they cared about getting more pay for teachers – now they are in Wall St. pushing students to default on their student loans.

    I wonder if they grok the disconnect here. Do they understand that what the students PAY FOR THEIR EDUCATION is what PAYS THE TEACHER’S SALARIES.

    If I were a left-wing professor – I’d be having a come-to-Jesus moment with myself, and maybe just maybe I’d start singing a different tune to my students.

    Before my University closed down and I was out of a job.

    And I was a reporter, I’d be seriously thinking about what happens when all the businesses are gone – no ad revenue, no paper, no job.

    Maybe, just maybe I’d be thinking I’ve been going at this ass-backwards. 

  33. Bob Belvedere
    October 6th, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    What Joe said.  I just happen to have a picture of her:

  34. Anonymous
    October 6th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Actually I think code pink was on the Brooklyn bridge. As for the anarchists this kind of occupy a park for three weeks isn’t conducive to their set a dumpster on fire hit and run style.
    Here’s hoping for early wet winter.

  35. Anamika
    October 6th, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    You seem to be attributing a sort of ‘Papal Infallibility’ to these vaunted corps.

    And it seems that you want to give a ‘religious exemption’ to them, as well.

    Our current financial dilemma can be laid at the feet (if any) of the category of ‘financial malfeasance’.

    The Holy Corps you allude to, are otherwise known as ‘Wall Street’.

    Try to prove me wrong!

    Trace it back to the post-WWII era, such as the squirmings of the IBM corp as it tried to get out from under accusations of collaborating with the nazis… a mess created by the father of Bush father and son, both presidents and the father, head of the CIA.

    Heed the warning of Eisenhower, the last ‘real’ president of the USA; his words, which should be engraved in stone, form the lens through which we may more clearly glimpse the current financial debacle.

    The Founding Fathers wrote the script for a true socialist paradise, but somehow, the engine of capitalism gets to pull that train. And like a train, each car must follow, or lose the free ride.

  36. Garym
    October 6th, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Can’t you smell THAT smell?

  37. Garym
    October 6th, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    And she smells.

  38. Garym
    October 6th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    Holy Crap! These last 2 posts of yours are loaded with ridiculous straw men and fake history. There is no way a society can survive in a social paradise. You have to have incentive, otherwise you will have 25% of the population supporting the other 75%. You won’t have any innovation or motivation to better ourselves because most of the population is getting what it wants from a minority doing all the work for them. Look at the mess that is Greece.
    You are beginning to sound like someone who is into black liberation theology.
    P.S. You really should wash up before you get on one of theses threads. p-eeew!

  39. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    It must suck to be on Week 110 when you are a “99er”.  How is living in mom’s basement and panhandling in the park working for you? 

  40. Joe
    October 6th, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    Put down the Noam Chomsky books and try, really try to get a job.  You will feel so much better about yourself. 

  41. JeffS
    October 6th, 2011 @ 7:15 pm


  42. JeffS
    October 6th, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

    Such TV coverage comes to you through the efforts of corporations.  Which merely emphasizes the fact that your cognitive dissonance makes the Grand Canyon look like a rut in the farmyard.

    Tut tut!  Never blog while angry and stoned, Anamika.  Tut tut!

  43. JeffS
    October 6th, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

    That’s why we need to keep the banks off Wall Street.

    Your  ignorance does discredit to your ideology, even if your ideology passionately embraces ignorance.  You see, Wall Street became the “nation’s banking center” during the Civil War.  Banks are as much part of Wall Street as hypocrisy is part and parcel with lefties.

    Tut, tut!  Time for some fresh air, Anamika!  Tut tut!

  44. JeffS
    October 6th, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

    The Founding Fathers wrote the script for a true socialist paradise…

    The Founding Fathers pushed individual freedoms ahead of any State.  Your lying is blatant, and underscores the desperation of you and your cohorts. 

    Tut tut!  What have I told you about blogging while angry and stoned, Anamika?  Tut tut!

  45. ThePaganTemple
    October 7th, 2011 @ 12:22 am
  46. ThePaganTemple
    October 7th, 2011 @ 12:44 am

    Oh, I get it now. You mean like that five-alarm faggot governor from New Jersey that got caught sucking the cock of his so-called “Chief-of-Staff”. You know, that Democrat who hired his faggot butt-buddy with taxpayer money for a position for which his only qualification was the size of his dick. Or was you perhaps referring to the other Democrat Governor of New York, Elliot Spitzer, the idiot who paid a high-price call girl for sex under the name “client no. 9”?

  47. ThePaganTemple
    October 7th, 2011 @ 12:46 am

    Anamika is a European, seemingly from some Eastern European hell-hole like Albania, so you can’t really expect her to comprehend the intricacies of liberty and justice. On an earlier post she bragged about an award she got from her state-sponsored school for ratting out other students.