“You would be allowed to kick anyone from Wall Street right in the balls.”

She’s got my vote. Somebody in Massachusetts give me an address to use and I’ll register to vote absentee.

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55 Responses to “You would be allowed to kick anyone from Wall Street right in the balls.”

  1. HELENK says:

    please read this donate if you wish, we really would not want the occupy Oakland crowd to drown in a sea of shit


  2. HELENK says:

    Nancy has problems. I do love Karma
    we are having an important meeting don’t tell nancy


    • elliesmom says:

      It’s like the girl who stands up her girlfriends when a boy asks her out. Eventually, the boy drops her, and then she’s surprised that she has no girlfriends left. I’d like to feel some sympathy for Nancy, but I just can’t drum any up.

  3. elliesmom says:

    There’s a funeral home across the street from me. I don’t think anyone’s using that address to vote. Well, maybe.

  4. votermom says:

    Has the world been dominated yet?
    Nobody tells me anything.

    • elliesmom says:

      Lots of people mowing their lawns and getting ready for the big leaf pick up this week in my neighborhood. The trees haven’t been cooperating, though. They’ve been refusing to give up their leaves. We should be past peak foliage-wise, and it’s just starting to look like fall around here. No one seems to be heading into Boston, but my neighbors have more in common with the 53%ers than the 99%. Mixed white collar/blue collar neighborhood, wide range of ages, everyone gets up early and goes off to school or work. We sit together at the annual town meeting, but with the exception of one lady on the block, I couldn’t tell you what political party they support. I think we’re pretty typical.

  5. Myiq- lol- I can send you a list of all my old MA addresses. You can register in all of them!

  6. lurker says:

    Don’t corporations pay tax?
    BTW, Isn’t she blaming wallstreet?

    • 1539days says:

      Yes, they do. But they aren’t being kicked in the balls nearly enough.

      • lurker says:

        1539days, I agree. Just that in a training class, it was mentioned that companies usually keep 35% aside for taxes.
        elliesmom, Thank you for the explanation.

    • elliesmom says:

      I think she’s trying to tap into the crowd that resents businesses for getting tax breaks from the cities and towns they’re in. My town was well on its way to its downtown area becoming a ghost town when a major corporation moved out. Its building was empty for years, and with no workers there, small shops and restaurants were closing monthly. A couple of investors approached the town for a tax break if they bought the building and revitalized it. The town agreed, and with the revitalization of the factory building, our downtown area was revitalized, too. But there are people in town who remain livid that the investors were given a break in taxes although they admit that things are better for it. The tax break will expire soon if the town doesn’t renew it, but I’m OK with it if they do. I’ll vote for Warren, but I think that the fact that she’s never held political office in her life has shielded her from the realities of making a city or town work for as many people as you can.

      • DeniseVB says:

        That’s a great explanation elliesmom. Business incentives are a great motivator for job creation too.

      • WMCB says:

        It’s the same refusal to face reality that CA has. People want the growth and jobs that successful businesses bring, but they also want to do everything they can to regulate, control and tax, and demonize them. It’s a have your cake and eat it too phenomenon. They want BOTH the companies and the things that discourage the companies. And in their heads, it’s not “fair” that companies don’t stick around producing for them when things become onerous.

        Companies are run by human beings who produce, and hire, and expand voluntarily or not at all. And they do it for their own reasons, for business reasons, not for the reasons you think they “should”. You can’t repeal the laws of economics and competition and human nature
        just because you don’t like them. But CA keeps trying.

    • yttik says:

      “….if he could become what I would call the color of water, he would do it. He would do it in an effort to prove that he, and people just like him could fit in anywhere and have the same level of success no matter what their race, ethnicity, or gender happened to be.”

      Uhh, shouldn’t that still be the goal? Shouldn’t all people have the opportunity to fit in and have the same level of success as anyone else? I guess not. I guess women, minorities, black folks, who are successful are doing something wrong.

  7. crawdad says:

    “You would be allowed to kick anyone from Wall Street right in the balls.”

    Does that include a fleabagger?

  8. HELENK says:

    cupy Boston officially calls for the overthrow of the US government United with the World for Global Democracy
    Posted on October 15, 2011 by OccupyBoston

    This statement was ratified and accepted by the Boston General Assembly on Oct. 13 2011.

    On 15th October 2011, united in our diversity, united for global change, we demand global democracy: global governance by the people, for the people. Inspired by our sisters and brothers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, New York, Palestine-Israel, Spain and Greece, we too call for a regime change: a global regime change. In the words of Vandana Shiva, the Indian activist, today we demand replacing the G8 with the whole of humanity – the G 7,000,000,000.

    Undemocratic international institutions are our global Mubarak, our global Assad, our global Gaddafi. These include: the IMF, the WTO, global markets, multinational banks, the G8\G20, the European Central Bank and the UN Security Council. Like Mubarak and Assad, these institutions must not be allowed to run people’s lives without their consent. We are all born equal, rich or poor, woman or man. Every African and Asian is equal to every European and American. Our global institutions must reflect this, or be overturned.

    Today, more than ever before, global forces shape people’s lives. Our jobs, health, housing, education and pensions are controlled by global banks, markets, tax-havens, corporations and financial crises. Our environment is being destroyed by pollution in other continents. Our safety is determined by international wars and international trade in arms, drugs and natural resources. We are losing control over our lives. This must stop. This will stop. The citizens of the world must get control over the decisions that influence them in all levels – from global to local. That is global democracy. That is what we demand today.

    Today, like the Mexican Zapatistas, we say “¡Ya basta! Aquí el pueblo manda y el gobierno obedece”: Enough! Here the people command and global institutions obey! Like the Spanish Tomalaplaza we say “Democracia Real Ya”: True global democracy now!” Today we call the citizens of the world: let us globalise Tahrir Square! Let us globalise Puerta del Sol!

    Follow it on Facebook from October 14th: http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-for-Global-Democracy/281998261825102
    Discuss it on Twitter with the hashtag #globaldemocracy

    Noam Chomsky
    Vandana Shiva
    Eduardo Galeano
    Michael Hardt
    Naomi Klein
    Tim Gee
    Nicola Vallinoto- Council member of the World Federalist Movement
    ATTAC Spain
    ATTAC France
    Egality London
    Egality Berlin
    War on Want – London
    Globalise Resistance – London
    Uncut UK
    Uncut Italy
    DRY International
    Gaia Foundation
    Democracia Real – Argentina
    General Assembly Puerta del Sol – Madrid
    General Assembly London
    General Assembly Buenos Aires
    General Assembly Sao Paulo
    General Assembly Manchester

    • WMCB says:

      They want mob rule. Which is what direct democracy always is. And which usually lasts about 5 minutes before some handy oppressive group steps in to guide and control. Then the executions and crackdowns start.

      They want Tahrir Square here? How’s Egypt looking these days? They may end up with worse than Mubarak when it’s all said and done.

      How about it Americans? You want to become just one person one vote in a worldwide democracy? You want to part of a system where we are not sovereign, but at the mercy of the worldwide mob?

      Hey, kids with unpaid college loans at OWS: Do you realize that the gap between you and the kid in Uganda is at least as big as the gap between you and a CEO? Are you all happy about a revolution to close THAT gap? How’s it gonna play when some of that class envy gets directed at your iPhone and pizza instead of just banker bonuses? Be careful what you wish for.

      Fucking morons.

      • DandyTiger says:

        It was better in the original german.

        • WMCB says:

          Yep. Use anger at the “rich” to tear down the existing system, then surprise the aimless angry mobs with a fresh new one, all ready to install. Happens all the time.

          Fucking morons. They’ve been taught an almost fetishist reverence for protest and slogans and grand ideas, and taught zero prudence, caution, or observation and critical thinkings skills in the reality-based world.

    • Three Wickets says:

      This is how the Wall Street Journal pushes back. They have a point.

      SAN FRANCISCO — The 10 cities least likely to see Occupy Wall Street demonstrations:

      1. Harare, Zimbabwe — This African nation’s capital already is run according to principles similar to those of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

      2. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan — The spirit may be willing, but the cost of high-speed Internet service there is nearly $7,000 a month.

      3. Havana — Everyone in the sunny Caribbean country of Cuba is perfectly happy and content, and they all have wonderful national health care. So there’s nothing to protest.

      4. Naypyidaw, Myanmar — Cell-phone reception is reportedly spotty in the brand-new capital for the junta’s generals that’s unspoiled by the rabble, since barely anybody knows about it.

      5. Karachi, Pakistan — Anarchy perfected. It ain’t broke, so don’t fix it.

      6. Khartoum, Sudan — The powers that be are happy to collect food the way Occupy Wall Street does, but can’t quite get with the idea of distributing it.

      7. Tehran, Iran — Get over it! Ahmadinejad “won.”

      8. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — They said women could vote in local elections. What else is there?

      9. Beijing — Two words: Tiananmen Square.

      10. Pyongyang, North Korea — Everybody’s even happier there than they are in Havana.

    • DandyTiger says:

      They’ve updated it to say she’s always listed it as conservative. She never had Republican listed.

  9. Jadzia says:

    Since this is an open thread I am taking the opportunity to whine about the daylong dizzy spell I am suffering, which according to Google is courtesy of 3rd trimester anemia. : (

    • WMCB says:

      Ugh. I had sever anemia when pregnant. Makes you feel like crap. Rest and take care. When’s the due date, if I may ask?

      • Jadzia says:

        It’s floating between 11/11 (the original due date) and 11/15 (more recent). I am still hoping for 11/11/11, which will force me to name the baby Nigel even though she is a girl. : )

        I can’t BELIEVE how awful this feels–like being run over by something 24/7. I think the anemia is an after-effect of the first two months here–the transition was pretty rough and I pretty much didn’t eat anything, much less iron-rich foods. (And the French affinity for almost-raw meat is not really helping.)

        • WMCB says:

          Hang in there. I well remember the “if I have to be pregnant for one more fucking day I’m just going to die” stage. I think nature makes it that way so that when labor finally hits, you are more relieved and ready to get it over with than scared.

          • Jadzia says:

            Thanks. I am pretty much at that point, only tempered by the knowledge that this is probably the last time(*) and I will regret it if I spend the whole time miserable.

            (*)My husband suggested pointedly, on more than one occasion, that we name this one “Finita.”

        • Jadzia says:

          I will never be able to un-see that comment.

        • votermom says:

          They say the 3rd trimester anemia is because your blood volume has increased so much that although the number of red blood cells are pretty much the same, the percentage of them decreases.
          You can get iron from dark leafy greens.
          Also, I am chronically anemic, and the only pills I can tolerate are the iron bisglycinate ones.

  10. HELENK says:

    because this is an open thread
    this story made me laugh

    give back the bust of Winston Churchill will ya
    Royal Navy ship made to turn guns away from michele obama’s suite in South Africa


  11. 1539days says:


    Where’s the Obot douchebag of the weak?

  12. Uppity Woman says:

    Klown, I suggest you contact ACORN via Working Families and they can set you up as a registered voter in Mass as many times as you would like.

    You should also be aware that there is a conspiracy afloat to hold you down and force-feed tofu to you.

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