Nov
06
2011
2

#rsrh Little Billy learns about democracy. #ows

In a handy, 1950s-didactic drawing fashion.  My major issue with it?  Nowhere does it include the line “Those Jew-hating, Commie-loving, low-rent drooling freaks in the Occupy movement.”  Admittedly, that line is not really compatible with the overall style of the piece, so I suppose that its omission was unavoidable.

What, there may be people out there who don’t like that comment about the Occupiers?  Hey, funny thing: I don’t like people who shove 78 year old women down the stairs because Mommy and Daddy couldn’t tell the difference between money, and love and attention.  So I guess that it all evens out.

Moe Lane

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Nov
05
2011
3

Occupy DC tries, fails to trigger Mob incident.

Background: Americans for Prosperity is having its annual summit this weekend, and the Occupy movement decided to send some people over to disrupt it – which is to say, they tried to rush the building.  They failed, of course – the American Left simply is not very good at demonstrations* – but in the process of expressing their inner kindergarteners (the ones that weren’t using actual kindergarteners as props/riot shields, that is) some protesters got hit by a car.  And we almost had an incident over it –  only it turns out that ‘protesters got hit by a car’ actually means ‘some protesters threw themselves in front of a car.’

Imagine my surprise:

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Nov
04
2011
5

The Circle closes on #OWS.

The cycle is completed: the past and the future have merged, to become the eternal Now.  The prophecy has been fulfilled and the revelations made clear.  A man with no mask and tattered regal finery has come to the midnight feasting hall; the star-bruised sky itself bears witness to the rightness of this moment.  Things have become again as they were, and the memory of a time when things were not as they now are fades like the memory of a half-seen teardrop on the face of a passerby.  All is as it has always been.

THE GIANT PUPPET PEOPLE HAVE JOINED THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT.

At one of Arts and Culture’s meetings—held adjacent to 60 Wall Street, at a quieter public-private indoor park that’s also the atrium of Deutsche Bank—it dawned on Joe [Therrian]: “I have to build as many giant puppets as I can to help this thing out—people love puppets!”

(Via PJ Tatler) As God is my witness, the only thing that I added in that quote was Joe Therrian’s last name. (more…)

Nov
03
2011
1

#rsh Dagnabbit, Ed Morrissey beat me to the punch…

Kipling and all. My original draft after the fold; guess I shouldn’t have decided to wait until tonight to record the song.

In the meantime, here’s a decent tune to sing the Kipling poem to.

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Nov
03
2011
1

#rsrh Ah, Occupy Oakland. #OWS

I guess that the strain was too much for them.

Pic via Verum Serum.

Nov
01
2011
9

#OWS releases coloring book in order to boost public image.

Assuming that it’s not just some ruthless capitalist making a buck.  In which case: Go, Team Adam Smith.

I want to show you something.  It’s called the Occupy – A Grown-Up Coloring Book Novel*, and while Hot Air is fully justified in eye-rolling it to the oblivion that such a thing deserves I’d like to point out my immediate observation** was as follows: Hey, guess what’s not on that cover?

That’s right: liberal arts majors.  Or social science ones.

Guess they had some difficulty coming up with a suitable candidate…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

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Oct
31
2011
5

NYPD utilizing #OWS for indigent relief efforts?

(Via Jammie Wearing Fool) Which is a polite way of saying “New York cops allegedly loading Zuccotti Park up with real homeless.”

…while officers may be in a no-win situation, at the mercy of orders carried on shifting political winds and locked into conflict with a so-far almost entirely non-violent protest movement eager to frame the force as a symbol of the oppressive system they’re fighting, the NYPD seems to have crossed a line in recent days, as the park has taken on a darker tone with unsteady and unstable types suddenly seeming to emerge from the woodwork. Two different drunks I spoke with last week told me they’d been encouraged to “take it to Zuccotti” by officers who’d found them drinking in other parks, and members of the community affairs working group related several similar stories they’d heard while talking with intoxicated or aggressive new arrivals.

Read, as they say, the whole thing.  And after you do, we’ll discuss. (more…)

Oct
29
2011
11

#OWS Occupy London Stock Exchange not showing up on standard thermal scans.

It’s the funniest thing.  You know Western civilization?  That patriarchal, logocentric, heteronormative collection of imperial hubris, Gaeacidal ideology, facist-capitalist-authoritarian economics, and war-worshipping mindset that continually oppresses the organizationally challenged and seeks to dismiss the concerns of the differently-paradigmed?  Yeah, those folks.  You know what their phallocentric engineer-destroyers have been doing while more enlightened people have been conducting on-street seminars on the inherent privilege found in semiotic analysis of protest communication – at least, said analysis that is insufficiently diverse so as to accept the profound meaning implied by unconstrained grammar and nonrestricted spelling*?   Can you guess?

Well, I’ll tell you: they went out and invented thermal imaging. Which is, of course, something that lets you look at a bunch of tents and determine whether they’ve got people in them or not. In fact, London’s Daily Mail sent out a person with a thermal imaging camera to Occupy London Stock Exchange late one night and discovered that the answer was mostly not: (more…)

Oct
24
2011
9

#OWS hears the drums, drums, drums in the deep.

[UPDATE]: Welcome, Hot Air readers.  I ain’t proud: Paypal’s on the side over there.  I promise to frivolously spend it on roleplaying and video games, if that helps.

Via @MelissaTweets / @chuckdizzle comes this heartwarming story about how an internal dispute at Occupy Wall Street is threatening to bring the whole, somewhat fetid, thing down.  Reportedly, the actual community – you know, the ones who pay taxes and actually live/work there – is SICK AND TIRED OF THE DAMNED DRUMMING GOING ON ALL THE TIME WHEN DECENT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET THEIR KIDS TO SLEEP, and they’re on the verge of sending in the cops with the mops.  Meanwhile, the Occupiers are a little slow on this entire ‘recapitulating civilization’ thing, so they’ve not yet culturally evolved to the point where they can force the DAMNED DRUMMERS TO STOP THE DRUMMING AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.  Because drummers WON’T STOP DRUMMING.  EVER*.  All of which means (supposedly) that unless the Occupiers can get their shit together – or more accurately, gone – shit will go down tomorrow at the real community board meeting.

And if you’ve never been to a community board meeting when it goes bad, well.  It’s not pretty.

Mind you, @allahpundit refuses to believe that this isn’t a parody, which is fair: it’s hard to believe that such people as this… (more…)

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Oct
23
2011
3

#rsrh Hey, Occupy.com is up for sale!

(Via @justin_hart) Available for a song, too:

“People who are extremely wealthy, who are philanthropic, who want to help the movement, the concept would be for one of those folks to buy it and donate it to Occupy, buy it and have it serve as a central repository since there is no centralized resource,” said Karen Bernstein, a New York-based lawyer who handles Ms. Comito’s domain sales. ”This would be a perfect match,” she said.

[snip]

Ms. Bernstein hopes to get “six digits” for the domain, which ordinarily would have been worth a few thousand.

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