1 May

An American Spring?!

                                       

New York City — A police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

LATimes:

If you think May Day is a spring festival for dancing around some pole while throwing flowers and hoping to see a fantastic creature like a unicorn, you’re in the wrong century and probably the wrong dimension.

I dunno…some of these protests look like they came straight out of “the wrong dimension…and even involve unicorns:

Occupy Web Site Features Bloody Graphic of Decapitated Cop Being Attacked By a Unicorn:

An Occupy Wall Street protester holds a sign during a demonstration on April 13, 2012 in New York City. In preparation for massive May Day demonstrations, Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to hold weekly "Spring Training" demonstrations. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Michelle Malkin:

It’s May Day. I’m occupying my job, how about you?

The Occupiers are out wreaking havoc, breaking windows, cursing at cops, and telling everyone else not to work.

In other words: Just another day at the office. I mean encampment. Or streets. Or parents’ basement. Or whatever.

ABC News:

Protest organizers said they intended to show the “1 percent” what life without the “99 percent” would look like, as they encouraged workers and students to take a day off in solidarity against income inequality and “unjust” corporate practices.

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19 Responses to An American Spring?!

  1. icecream says: 1

    Looks like “The Twilight Zone” to me…..

    Just say “NO” to drugs.

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  2. Nan G says: 2

    Some of those occupiers might have really loved some of the original May Days.
    Everything about them was sexual.

    In Druid times (in pre-Christian Britain) infertile ladies would wear pretty flowing gown with nothing under them.
    Men who had a track record of making babies would wear long sleeve shirts, tall boots and a barrel dressed up as a swan or other animal.
    The barren woman would ”ride the swan” or other animal in hopes of becoming pregnant.

    On a separate note, aren’t general strikes unconstitutional in the USA?
    Of course the unionized police would be of no help if they are.

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  3. Ivan says: 3

    The OWS movement is a communist organize and backed front.

    The OWS is also being supported by the Obama Administration.

    These “protests” are straight out of Marxism 101.

    Pity our Republican Party lacks the gonads to point all this out.

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  4. UpChuck.Liberals says: 4

    Barry is so proud. He’s got his minions in these fools and his jack booted thugs in the NBPA. He’s feeling positively giddy.

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  5. Liberal1 (objectivity) says: 5

    For a history of May Day, see the following site: http://www.theholidayspot.com/mayday/history.htm

    As far as its connection to labor goes, if you like only working eight hours per day—instead of 12-15 hours, if you do not choose to—or having weekends off—if you choose—or having child labor laws—permitting children to go to school instead of working—or allowing you to include your off-spring under 26 years old to be included on your health insurance policy—like Senator Scott Brown does—THANK A LIBERAL.

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  6. Nan G says: 6

    @Liberal1 (objectivity):
    England passed child labor laws in 1833.
    Name major progress by American or International unions in the 21st century.
    Can’t do it.
    All these unions do is feather the nests of their own leadership and back democrats with as much of their members’ cash as possible.
    IF you don’t want to back a democrat, and you are in a union, there is complicated paperwork and a shaming process you can go through to get out of it.

    America’s so-called ”International” unions have failed to stop mistreatment of workers anywhere else but here.
    In much of the Middle East, for example the UAE, Dubai and the Saudi Kingdom, children are commonly worked more than 12 hour days 7 day weeks.
    If they are foreign born their passports are hidden from them.
    Often they never get paid.

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  7. Carolyn says: 7

    The most sobering thing about the considerable violence in Seattle and other cities is the remark yesterday from anarchist anthropologist and Occupy theorist David Graeber:

    We pulled back from big civil disobedience plans this morning with the purpose of building stronger alliances.

    They’re still “building important alliances” and radicalizing people, he says. When they stop pulling back from “big” civil disobedience, watch out.

    Also, what nobody is talking about:

    It’s hard for me to understand how in the middle of the day people can run down the streets and cause damage and not be held accountable.

    Obviously, it’s disappointing that people would choose that course of action. And it’s disappointing that our law enforcement can’t prevent needless damage.

    That’s Pete Nordstrom talking, whose flagship store, Nordstrom, was a target of Occupy vandals yesterday in downtown Seattle.

    Why did the cops stand back and let these thugs trash downtown Seattle?

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  8. Aqua says: 8

    @Liberal1 (objectivity):
    Actually, you can thank Henry Ford, who opposed unions. That’s right Libby1, you can thank a corporation for 8 hour days, doubling pay to $5 a day, and even for weekends. All in an effort to have happy, more productive employees. Ole Henry didn’t even send in a union thug to make sure you paid your dues. The myth of the unions is total BS. For the most part, unions are nothing more than legalized Mafia schemes.
    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/34598

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  9. Nan G says: 9

    @Carolyn:
    Look at who is in the coalition. of their alliances already…..
    Police unions.
    Of course their members stand by rather than arrest their ”brothers!”

    We sure saw it in Wisconsin.

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  10. Carolyn says: 10

    @Nan G: Ahhhh! (light bulb comes on)

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  11. UpChuck.Liberals says: 11

    If you want kids that can’t read, if you want kids that can’t reason, if you want to kill babies after they’re born, if you want to endorse slavery, if you want to remove any work ethic, if you want to …..oh hell you get the idea, thank a liberal. Forward to Failure Vote Obama/Biden 12.

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  12. Nan G says: 12

    Want to see what was the wealthiest city in the wealthiest communist country in the world?
    East Berlin, before and after [capitalism] shots along with a recollection of a visit there in 1984.
    http://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2012/05/02/a-photo-essay-rebuttal-to-may-day/?singlepage=true
    This is what all these ”occupiers” aspire to have here.
    Just remember that.
    Grinding poverty.
    For all.
    Except the jack-booted soldiers and their bosses.

    But just a few short years after capitalism was in place ….well….look at those ”after photos.”
    Unbelievable!

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  13. Nan G says: 13

    I love this OWS story!
    On May Day an Occupy protester in LA smashed a drum into the head of a female LAPD officer.
    A fellow occupier shot a video of it and said, “hitting someone, especially a small woman, in the back of the head with something like a snare drum is an especially needless act of violence. I repudiate it.”
    He placed the video online.
    Breitbart posted it and got it seen over 200,000 times.
    Another OWSer saw it and turned in his fellow OWSer, a man named Brian Mendoza.
    On this we should agree, left AND right: this type of violence is not to be condoned.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/02/Drum-Scum-Occupier-Strikes-Female-Officer-in-Head-from-Behind

    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-may-day-2012,0,7753839.story

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/lapd-identifies-suspect-in-may-day-snare-drum-attack-on-officer.html

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  14. Carolyn says: 14

    @Nan G: That’s encouraging. On a less dramatic but also encouraging note, I saw an article on the vandalism in San Francisco on May Day–in the S.F. Chronicle, I think–which contained several quotes from demonstrators who were stunned and horrified by the violence of some of their fellow demonstrators. I felt very sad for them–they were clearly idealistic, peaceful souls wanting to change the world and not knowing how, who were emotionally blindsided by seeing fellow demonstrators vandalize other people’s shops, cars, etc.

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  15. FAITH7 says: 15

    I’ve had discussions before about these [ows] people and the conclusion we came up with is – these young people have been so indoctrinated into a belief system, and they have been “coddled” all their young [school] life.

    Now, when they are finished with the liberal school system, and finished with the liberal professors in college [better yet, the professors are finished with them - next?], and their ” indoctrinators” have filled their heads with their own bullshit, fantasy, alternate reality and socialist/communist mentality of the world ….and leaving out much of ‘what really counts’….

    …these young people then go out into the “real world”…

    AND, the ‘real world’ doesn’t give a flying f how much you were coddled for the last 20 years and then, “the real reality” hits them square in the face….the real world has a host of challenges they were/are not prepared for… they then find out they have been fed bull shit for the last 20 years…

    So, now instead of the new reality ‘ allowing them’ to shlep off small and large failure(s) they must face these failures and road blocks head on….problem is they probably don’t know how…so now in their frustration they ‘act out’…. much like a small child…many many small children…

    Sorry [sad] to say… I mean after all, weren’t they being prepared for the “Nanny State” and not the “Real World” ??

    Sean Hannity had Harrison Shultz a ows “Leader” ?? [Participant?] – 30 years old supposedly a advanced college student…masters or something….as a Guest this past week… Seriously, you have to read [or listen] to the mind set of this guy…talk about an alternate reality!! Sheesh!!

    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/2012/05/04/occupy-wall-street-organizer-slings-insults-during-heated-debate-hannity

    Liberalism leaves you with less than half a brain…Liberalism = BIG FAIL “OWS” Surely proves this….

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  16. FAITH7
    HI,
    YES ,I saw it, and when HANNITY TOLD HIM HE WAS GOING TO FIND HIM A JOB,
    THE OTHER ONE SAID NOT BELOW 80 THOUSAND, HE MUST BE MAKING MORE THAN THAT
    WORKING FOR OBAMA IN THE OWES.
    BYE

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  17. Brian says: 17

    @ bees
    Unions here in the U.S. have outlived their usefulness and serve only to institutionalize mediocrity and undermine the exceptional qualities of the individual American. Since the1930′s they have been the tool of choice that Communists use to infect our society with their failed philosophy. Seniority and tenure have poisoned our educational system and given protected status to educators who would otherwise be replaced by individuals selected by virtue of their merit, personal mastery of and excellence in their craft. Union driven wage and benefit packages provide their mediocre laborers with plans that become unsustainable and destroy profitability against foreign competitors. As we have seen, the left draws upon unions to provide organized and suitably thuggish protestors to use against elected officials and businesses who resist or try to rein in the toxic practices of organized labor. Unions run counter to every positive quality in America’s collective being. We were not put here by our creator to be examples of mediocrity and undeserved
    entitlement.

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  18. Brian
    hi,
    too bad these last years are lost to the many young person which had to be fed
    the rhetoric of some of them, we learned it in a fatal happening of a young white 13 being set ablaze by some of his class having been fed by a racist teaching hate the WHITES, INCITING IN HER CLASS EVEN AFTER PARENTS HAD COMPLAINED TO THE HIGHER AUTHORITY, who answer it will be worse somewhere else, and group of kids now attacking at 20 to one on the name of TRAYVON, AND NO ONE TO PUNISH THEM ENOUGH SO THEY NEVER DO IT AGAIN, IS THAT WHAT THE KIDS LEARN, AND THE SMART ONE LOST THE DRIVE TO EXCEL, IS THAT GENERATION LOST OR WHAT,
    THE UNIONS HAVE TO GET IN LINE MORE THAN WHAT PANETTA TOLD THE MILITARY,
    HE SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE UNIONS FIRST, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAID BY OBAMA FIRST THING
    AND WHY ELSE IS HE THERE FOR? IF HE ALLOW THE CRIME ON STREETS OF AMERICA, LIKE HE ALLOW THE ILLEGALS TO ENTER AND BRING CRIMES AS WELL, WHY IS THERE A GOVERNMENT,
    IF THEY CANNOT FIX THE BASIC PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY. IS IN IT ENOUGH TO MAKE THE GOOD PEOPLE GET VERY ANGRY AND RIGHTFULLY, TO SEE THE POLICE AT THOSE RALLY GET ATTACK FREELY, AND ALL THEY CAN DO IS BRING SOME IN COURT, WHILE THEY END UP IN HOSPITAL WITH MANY INJURIES, THERE IS NO AUTHORITY IN THE NATION,
    THERE IS ONLY THE TOLERANT PEOPLE WATCHING AND CANNOT COMPREHEND WHAT IS HAPENING TO AMERICA GONE TO HELL RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR EYES,
    BYE

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  19. Brian
    LOOK NOW AT THE BIGGEST CLOSER MOON FROM NOW TO?
    I DON’T KNOW YOUR TIME BUT FROM 11/30 TO X
    BYE

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