Sunday, October 16, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - Columbus, Oct. 15

NBC4 was on the scene. It was a clear and sunny Saturday, albeit with cool temperatures and winds gusting over 20 miles per hour.

I continue to be amused by our corporate media's insistent complaint that OWS "lacks a coherent message". Our media can't understand the message because they're paid not to. The contrast to their coverage of the Tea Party couldn't be starker.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

- Upton Sinclair

The signs below were carried by fellow Columbus blogger, Bat Guano.

P.S. Here's a video from Times Square yesterday.

(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.)


ThePoliticalCat said...

Yay, you!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Awesome, well done.

I have also enjoyed people like Jerk O'Reilly yelling that the protesters don't have jobs.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks you two.

The other point is there are very wealthy people who have their jobs and more money than ever, and only because we bailed them out and the Administration has declined to prosecute them.

Randal Graves said...

I'm sure the local Richie Riches will are hiring backscratchers and palm fanners for below minimum wage and tips, but you all are too good for that kind of work, aren't you.

Jennifer said...

Yay, thundra!

fish said...


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

From a comment by R.Porrofatto at Roy's Runnin' Scared:

It's all true. I saw two protesters burn their own debit cards while their girlfriends spit on a veteran banker. Then, right in the street, a bunch of these vermin viciously stomped on a flyer for a Chase Sapphire Preferred Account and set fire to the tattered remains, all the while chanting anti-Semitic slogans right out of the jew bastard Saul Alinsky playbook. Others taunted police by waving checks signed by the jew bastard George Soros. As if this all wasn't bad enough, I personally witnessed several protesters being deliberately vague, and shockingly unclear in their demands, in front of children! Conservative children!

I'm being treated now for PTSD, among other things.


Laura said...

I like the picture of the guy with the "V for Vendetta" mask on. :D


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

No left foot picture?

The other point is there are very wealthy people who have their jobs and more money than ever, and only because we bailed them out and the Administration has declined to prosecute them.

Yeah, they failed, but didn't have to pay the price.

J— said...

I like that Sinclair quote.

Hamish Mack said...

In that second photo, there is a white box with Kroger on it? what's that, dude?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Kroger is a big grocery chain out here. That's a trash box (a plastic bag goes in there to hold the trash).

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Hah. I just crashed 3 Bulls.


Laura said...

The "occupy-ers" had better be careful! I hear you guys are shooting up the city today.
Mmmm hmmmm. :p


lisahgolden said...

I'm so glad you got to go! I'm still pissed that I couldn't because:
1. I lacked the gas $ to get to Atlanta
2. There's no public trans to get me to ATL
3. My husband was worried that if I got pinched and tossed into the pokey, there'd be no bail $$ to get me out
4. I had a kid depending on me to fetch her from football practice

I guess I'll continue to conduct my protest online for now.

Unknown said...

Isn't it great when you run into folks that you know? Warms the cockles of my little black heart. I used to see folks I know here in Bako at marches in LA during the reign of Bush43.

mikey said...

Hey Thunder!

I put up a few flower and nature pictures.

Check 'em out....