Daily Archives: October 8, 2011

99% Funny

See you in the morning.

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That didn’t work out so well

NBC Washington: Protesters Force Closing of Air and Space Museum For most of this week, the growing crowds of the “Occupy D.C.” movement have carried out their demonstrations peacefully. But matters threatened to spin out of control on Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

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Important legal question

Okay, maybe it wasn’t so important. This is an open thread.

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Joseph Cannon raises a good point: Naming names: Dare we bring up the age-old question of nomenclature? I don’t like “Occupy Wall Street.” It’s unwieldy. Worse, it doesn’t offer up a sharp and zingy identifier for the occupiers. I mean, … Continue reading

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No astroturf here, nosireebob!

Swampthing: Why the Washington Establishment is Heeding Occupy Wall Street The running critique of the Occupy Wall Street protests is that they have too many bongo drums and not enough message coherence. But that hasn’t stopped Washington’s elite–Federal Reserve Chairman … Continue reading

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Al Davis 1929-2011

SFGate: Al Davis, whose iron-fisted reign over the Raiders for practically their entire existence led to three Super Bowl titles and made the silver-and-black franchise a symbol of renegade toughness, died Saturday. He was 82. Brilliant, enigmatic and unapologetically independent, … Continue reading

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Down with evil corporations!!!

The problem isn’t corporations per se, it’s the lack of regulation. Lots of those shares of stock are owned by 401(k)’s and public pension plans. Of course if you want to do something about regulation you need to go to … Continue reading

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Your right to swing your fist stops where my nose begins

New York Times: Panini and Company Cafe normally sells sandwiches to tourists in Lower Manhattan and the residents nearby, but in recent days its owner, Stacey Tzortzatos, has also become something of a restroom monitor. Protesters from Occupy Wall Street, … Continue reading

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This is for Red Dragon

Yesterday I reported this: NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly had some strong words for “Occupy Wall Street” protesters Thursday, blaming participants for starting skirmishes which led to more than 20 arrests on Wednesday. “What they did is they counted. They actually … Continue reading

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If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao . . .

Mark your calendars, this is gonna be one of the rare occasions when I disagree with Bob Somerby: We’ll discuss the coverage of this movement all next week. But the best thing this movement has done is this: It has … Continue reading

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