Everything old is new again


(h/t Verum Serum)


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56 Responses to Everything old is new again

  1. DandyTiger says:

    Clearly those people in ’79 were racists because doing that might hurt Obama’s OWS distraction, er, I mean movement, decades later.

  2. yttik says:

    I knew life was like a really bad TV re-run.

  3. Mimi says:

    So far OWS is not going over so well. http://thehill.com/polls/187837-the-hill-poll-voters-say-dc-worse-than-wall-street The unusual suspects are supportive, everyone else is not. This is the first polling I have seen and it is from The Hill.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Looks like OWS is going OLC. Ok, the ballet, opera and philharmonic are probably corporate sponsored too, but good for them! Every little bit helps the arts to flourish.

    http://www.metro.us/newyork/local/article/999236–occupy-wall-street-eyeing-lincoln-center

  5. votermom says:

    I did another quick look at my usual blog haunts and most of them are on the ows bandwagon. I can’t help wondering why I cant seem to join the happy happy joy joy ows blogger fever?
    I guess common sense is a terrible thing.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I know 😦 Are we the only ones who noticed OWS is being used and abused by Obama and the Dems?

      Now am beginning to wonder where that 300k they’ve raised has come from. Certainly nobody with money /sarc.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Having a brain can be a lonely thing. Just having a few simple questions about it meets with yelling, disdain, and hate. And then comes the incoherent all over the map assumptions, filling in the gaps with your own hopes and dreams, and generally putting your own desires on the blank canvas. Again. It’s so tempting to join the kool-aid train that many just can’t resist.

      • Pips says:

        Yes, what happened to the right to retain a healthy scepticism?

        Did it start with “Either you’re with us or you’re with the terr orists” followed by “Either you vote Obama or you’re a raΓ§ist” and now escalated to “Either you’re uncritically pro-OWS or [else!] …” ?

    • Catfish says:

      It does seem to be a pattern. After Bush’s star became tarnished and faded, suddenly Obama was the new Shiny Thing and to question his intentions was every bit as blasphemous as it was to doubt the goodness of the Deciderer in his heydey. And now that, after three long Obot-spittle-sprayed years, people are finally starting to see the Lightworker’s true colors, we instantly have a new Shiny Thing to bow down to and worship and yet another round of shunning the Unbelievers. It’s downright Sisyphean.

  6. DandyTiger says:

    Damn, Cain singing Imagine, and he’s good. OK, I’ve decided I’m voting for him:

    • DandyTiger says:

      Imagine eating pizza every day. πŸ™‚ I’m with you Herman.

    • votermom says:

      Presidential sing-off!

    • WMCB says:

      Dandy, I just can’t help but LIKE the man, despite many disagreements. He reminds me a whole lot of my granddad – who was as hardworking and as straight an arrow as you ever met, hyper-responsible and thrifty, and funny and sweet as hell.

      I know that’s a gut thing, not a logic thing, but he does remind me of him a lot.

      • DandyTiger says:

        Same here. Something about him I like. Mostly because he’s not from the political class. Always refreshing. But I doubt that I agree with many of the policies he’d push. Just like Obama.

        • WMCB says:

          As I’ve said before, if I can’t get policies I want in office, may as well get someone I at least like and think is a decent human being.

        • WMCB says:

          Oh, and my late granddaddy was from Georgia, too, so they talk a LOT alike. I’m sure that has something to do with it.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I thought it was an imposter at first, but then I saw it on Hot Air and put the link downstairs in the Hermanator post πŸ™‚ I love his sense of humor!

      Oh well, he’s not a serious candidate like Obama is /snork

    • djmm says:

      I like him as a person, but when a politician says abortion should be illegal even in cases of rape and incest, I will not vote for him.

      Yes, abortion has been used as a wedge issue, but there are limits.

      djmm

      • WMCB says:

        I don’t worry about that because it ain’t happening, and Cain can’t make it happen. Besides, I’m done hanging on a political cross for the sake of abortion. I climbed down a long time ago.

        • Karma says:

          They lost me with Obama and all those feminist groups supporting his shallow words over Clinton’s years of action. And then the Obots claiming McCain would be such a threat to abortion rights when Obamacare has caused the most damage in years. All on the Dems majority watch.

          Exactly what benefit is there to voting for Dems on the abortion front if they can’t even represent women’s health care as anything more than…eww…girly bits over there?

          Maybe the Dem voters/women will push back if a Rep president tries it, because with Obama in the WH, they are laying down on the job.

          I will research Cain with the abortion issue in mind. But frankly, I don’t believe the Dems or the feminist groups on this issue. Which is a bad place to start – the thought of voting for Dems based on the one plank they’ve failed at with their signature bill.

      • Karma says:

        Still haven’t researched him much but that’s good to know. Thanks.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Problem with wedge issues, ya gotta get the quotes right πŸ™‚ He didn’t say illegal (as in overturning RvW), he said he “didn’t believe in it under any circumstance”. Big difference ?

        http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/10/herman-cain-on-abortion-he-may-be-wrong-but-hes-consistent.html

        • 1539days says:

          Let’s see. Obama said he’d be the first in line to get his daughters an abortion, then he said it was above his pay grade, then he signed a bill with all kinds of funding restrictions. He almost as pro-life as Cain.

      • DeniseVB says:

        A trip down memory lane…..remember “above my pay grade” ? Two different men with two different responses. One was honest.

        http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1833496,00.html

      • angienc says:

        Totally. Only the Dems can take away abortion rights. /snark

      • DandyTiger says:

        Actually he said he personally doesn’t support abortion rights, but that it should be completely left up to the states. Obviously a Republican all the way, but not quite the dismantle rights as some say.

  7. WMCB says:

    Old and New? Here’s Herman Cain 20 years ago. All we are saying is give pizza a chance…. Watch the whole thing. He rocks it at the end.

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Well, no surprise here for “$3 dinner with Teh Won” lotteries…..

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/obama-hits-1-million-donors-gop-campaigns-lag-20111017

    98% under $250 huh?

  9. DandyTiger says:

    OMG, the Al Comedy hour is on. Funniest thing on TV.

  10. WMCB says:

    Ya know, for a party that is soooo concerned about the role of money in political campaigns, the Dems sure love to brag and cheer when they have some, don’t they?

    Same thing happened in 2006: Outside expenditures by left groups dwarfed outside expenditures by right groups, and we were bouncing off the walls about how GREAT!!! that was!! Woohoo! I was there. I REMEMBER how we celebrated that on the lefty blogs.

    In 2010, that trend reversed, the right spent more, and suddenly outside expenditures are now dirty and bad and the subject of much concern by Democrats, and ought to be reigned in.

    I swear, once the tribal loyalty scales got peeled off my eyes in 2008, I have never seen a bigger group of fucking hypocrites in my life – on any number of issues.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    This is a pretty good rant !

  12. dorkle says:

    Wow, great find. It is kinda like fashion and how everything is cyclical; one day is something is in, the next day it’s out, but after a while it all comes back full circle.

    I actually just got back from Occupy LA, and I was there yesterday as well. It wasn’t at all like anything I was expecting. I thought that there would be more of a ruckus and although it was at some points, it was pretty tame.

    From my experience, it felt like like people were just gathered with no apparent connection other than they were fed up with Wall Street. Many of the people openly engaged with the media that were there to capture the event (and likely dramatize it). I overheard and witnessed a lot of frustration at our current economic status, but no one seemed to make any connection to Democrats. One of the women speaking to a reporter was asked about Republican and their lack of support from a recent poll, the woman responded, “I am not surprised. Republicans for the past seventy years have not wanted civil change in this country. In fact, they have fought tooth and nail against any type of cultural transformation.”

    Needless to say, that broad statement nearly exploded my head.

    There were a lot of open “forums”, where it seemed like people were gathered and listening to someone speak about what is happening and what steps can be taken to change it. Listening, not DISCUSSING. That is a huge difference.

    Anyway, that it my little summary of the events so far. They seem pretty timid to me, if not entirely lacking a cohesive direction. I heard that the LA teachers union plan on joining soon. I’m gonna try to find out when specifically and just pick up my observations from there.

    Oh, I almost forgot. The message “the whole world is watching” seemed to be repeated by a lot of people talking with the media. They would then launch into a list of cities around the world where people were joining in their own Occupy event. Some girl said that there were 10,000 people in Chile and I think 100,000 (?) in Rome. I’ll have to look into that further.

    • elliesmom says:

      Eisenhower sent the troops to Little Rock to force integration of the schools. It’s too bad they never get that far in US History in high school.

  13. imustprotest says:

    Well, at least that Occupy Wall St. was actually ON Wall St.

  14. 1539days says:

    I’d hate to refer to a certain radio guy, but those 70’s NYC mobs were part of the whole Cloward-Piven overwhelm the system strategy.

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