Daily Archives: October 20, 2011

Oakland says adios Occupy

Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate … Continue reading

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Convinced: Obama Can Be Defeated

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been skeptical that Obama could be defeated next year. I also had my doubts that Hillary could get elected because I’d been following HCDS  (and BCDS) for 15+ years. In late December … Continue reading

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I will shed no tears for Qaddafi

But neither will I celebrate his death. Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan strongman who fled into hiding after an armed uprising toppled his regime two months ago, met a violent death Thursday in the hands of rebel fighters who … Continue reading

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Were her free speech rights violated?

Patricia McAllister was a substitute teacher working for the L.A. School District when she appeared at an Occupy LA rally and expressed some anti-Semitic views. Subsequently she was fired. Because she was a non-union “at-will” employee the termination was legal. … Continue reading

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Character assassination by association

This isn’t as bad as the last volley, but it’s still ugly: Perry Campaign Chartered a Plane Used in Drug-Smuggling Ring The campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which said Wednesday it had underpaid wealthy donors for use of their … Continue reading

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If you don’t define yourself . . .

. . . somebody will do it for you. Yeah, yeah, I know, FOX hires imposters yadda yadda yadda. The fact is the vast majority of Americans will never attend an OWS protest (or a Tea Party.) They will depend … Continue reading

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I’ve never been to a Tea Party

I’ve never been to an #Occupy either. I will confess that a couple years ago I once watched less than five minutes of Glenn Beck. I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh or any talk radio. I don’t watch network news. … Continue reading

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