Friday, October 14, 2011

Everything you were afraid to ask about OWS

What’s new today

Our articles for today start with Occupy Wall Street and asking what happens next.  Story 2 relates how violence breaks out right after Bloomberg backs down on making the OWS crowd  leave the park.  Article 3 tells how Donny Deutsch calls for a “Kent State” moment for OWS.   Story 4 is a video showing you how comments like Deutsch are dangerous when you realize how close to the edge these protesters are. 

We then move on to #5 and see Jesse Jackson calling for Obama to suspend the Constitution.  I guess Jesse never learned that Obama doesn’t have that power.  #6 is about Herman Cain and why the left fears him.  And we finish today with article #7 and why jobs seems to be in short supply. 

1.   Occupy Wall Street:  What happens next?

NEW YORK (AP) -- The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them.

Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said the owners of the private park, BROOKFIELD OFFICE PROPERTIES, HAD PUT OFF THE CLEANING. Supporters of the protesters had started streaming into the park in the morning darkness before the planned cleaning, forming a crowd of several hundred chanting people.

"I'll believe it when we're able to stay here," said protester Peter Hogness, 56, a union employee from Brooklyn. "ONE THING WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS IS THAT WE NEED TO RELY ON OURSELVES AND NOT ON PROMISES FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS."

But protester Nick Gulotta, 23, was jubilant.

He originally held up a sign referring to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that said: "Bloomberg Don't Evict Occupy Wall Street." People cheered and clapped him on the back when he scratched out the "don't" and replaced it with "didn't."…

I think the mayor has decided to let the weather end this protest.  Since Al Gore has metaphorically joined the protest, can cold weather be far behind? 

2.  Violence breaks out in New York

Just a short while after protesters learned they’d be able to stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, VIOLENCE BROKE OUT AS A GROUP MARCHED AWAY FROM IT.

Protesters, apparently jubilant over being able to stay in the park after their furious cleanup efforts, took their brooms, flags and signs and started fanning out at around 7:30 a.m.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported the protesters were saying things to the effect that now that they’d cleaned up the park, they were going to clean up Wall Street….

The TEA Party and the OWS movement are not the same.  Zero violence at the TEA Party gatherings (at least initiated by the TEA Party members) and constant scuffles and violence at the OWS protests. 

3.   Donny Deutsch calls for violence on Morning Joe

On Friday’s Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch made a stirring observation about Occupy Wall Street, suggesting the movement needed a Kent State-like climactic moment. The provocative comment earned a deservedly derisive reaction from his hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski who chided and smacked Deutsch respectively.

The famous ad man and regular Morning Joe guest seemed to know that he was wading into dangerous territory when he said:

“YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MOVEMENT NEEDS? One is obvious one not so obvious. Everybody is saying they need to clarify. They need policy issues…The other thing it needs and I don’t want this to come out the wrong way. Not needs but will happen. If you think back to the late ’60s, what is the most stirring image of all of the rebellion that happened? WHAT DO WE REMEMBER? KENT STATE. NOW I’M NOT SAYING SOMEBODY HAS TO GET KILLED. WHAT WILL HAPPEN, WILL THERE BE A CLIMAX MOMENT OF CLASS WARFARE SOMEHOW PLAYED OUT ON SCREEN THAT I THINK WILL, the same way 999 if you will kind of simplifies a message that articulates this clash so both the real clarification. We’re a visual society.”…

Pathetic.  The left wants violence to simplify and articulate their class warfare message. I don’t think the left wants to use the tools we have as a democratic constitutional republic, because they lose when people vote. 

4.   Here’s the People Deutsch is speaking to

Schizophrenia appears to be a left wing virtue and it is people like this who may end up being terrorists. 

5.   Jesse Jackson Jr. Calls for Obama to Suspend the Constitution

Political firebrands hit Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. from both his left and his right Thursday afternoon, reacting to the Illinois congressman’s call for the president to bypass the Constitution to deal with the jobs crisis. During a Wednesday interview with The Daily Caller, Jackson said President Obama should “declare a national emergency” and use “extra-constitutional” measures to create jobs.

Debbie Halvorson, his likely 2012 primary Democratic challenger, said their shared district’s residents do not want “a do-nothing politician who is looking to get a quick headline.”

“In Rep. Jackson’s entire congressional career, he has never introduced a single jobs bill,” Halvorson said. “Now, he’s calling on the president to suspend the Constitution? As a representative of the people, you don’t give up when you hit a roadblock and throw the Constitution out the window — you keep working to get something done.”

Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh issued a similarly harsh rebuke….

Have you ever noticed that you never see or hear about a conservative calling on the President to assume dictatorial powers, even in time of war?  That pretty much is left to the left.

6.  Herman Cain and why the left fears him

Though he's been a GOP candidate for President for months, it wasn't until he won the Florida straw poll last month and performed adeptly at the Fox News/Google debate in Orlando that HERMAN CAIN CAUGHT THE EYE OF MILLIONS AND STARTED SURGING IN MOST POLLS. And just this week, an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll showed him leading the GOP pack.

One can see why. HE ESPOUSES A REAGAN-ESQUE LIKEABILITY, HE ISN'T STIFF OR STAID AND HIS STORY OF PERSONAL SUCCESS THROUGH HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION IS ENORMOUSLY INSPIRING. Growing up in the segregated South, he worked tirelessly to become the CEO of Godfather’s  Pizza. He knows what it's like to be forced to use a different water fountain than whites. But he also knows that being angry about his past would only hinder his future. THE MORE YOU LEARN ABOUT CAIN, THE MORE YOU CAN'T HELP BUT ADMIRE HIM.

That is, unless you're on the left. Yes, the man who compares himself to black walnut ice cream is giving liberals a brain freeze.

For example, singer and activist Harry Belafonte called Cain a "bad apple" and insinuated he was stupid….

Once again we see the bankruptcy of the left with the name calling.  Unable to mount and intellectual argument, they rely on the Alinsky Rules. And Cain’s popularity seems to demolish the favorite charge of the left that the right is racist.   

7.   Obama’s Jobs Programs:   Getting rid of them that is

In August the Department of Justice raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Memphis and Nashville, alleging a violation of the so-called Lacey Act, a law which bans the importation of certain kinds of wildlife, plants and wood.

And although two months have passed, Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz has taken an unusually aggressive posture against the DOJ. On Wednesday, HE TOLD THE DAILY CALLER THERE COULD BE CASUALTIES FROM THE DOJ’S ACTIONS, FIRST OF WHICH HE SAID MAY BE HIGHER GUITAR PRICES.

“It’s a zero-sum game,” he said. “You don’t create money out of thin air. So a dollar goes to lawyers in Washington, D.C. is a dollar that comes out of our consumers’ pockets, period.”


“You know, there’s A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY WE WILL HAVE TO MOVE AT LEAST SOME PROCESSING [JOBS] OVERSEAS,” Juszkiewicz said. “I’m trying to avoid that. But you know, I have to do what the business requires, and that’s a very realistic possibility.”

It’s no wonder the economy is so sluggish.  Obama is not only ignoring the low hanging fruit that would give us jobs (energy), but he’s actually cutting the low hanging branches so they will never bear fruit again. 

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