Protesters trash Mission District businesses, cars
Broken glass littered several streets in San Francisco’s Mission District after protesters vandalized cars and buildings Monday night, including a police station.
The vandals were in a group that marched from Dolores Park shortly after 9 p.m., following a rally in advance of Tuesday’s planned Occupy general strike, police said. Traveling down 18th Street and onto Valencia Street, the black-clad, masked protesters smashed windows with crowbars and signs, threw paint on buildings and spray-painted anarchy symbols on the hoods of parked cars.
“All I heard was, ‘bang, bang, bang,’ and some dude had the valet sign, trying to break our window,” said Adam Koskoff, manager of the Locanda restaurant on Valencia. “I didn’t even see the crowd, and I ran outside and got egged.”
The vandals threw paint and eggs and smashed windows at more than 30 businesses, including Tartine Bakery at 18th and Guerrero streets and clothing store Weston Wear on Valencia.
Both luxury and everyday vehicles along Valencia and Guerrero streets were damaged. An Aston Martin had its windshield shattered, and brown paint covered the hood.
“They’re coming through the Mission, where there aren’t any corporations, just a lot of small businesses, which is what they’re all about,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense.”
Although the march sprang from a rally for an Occupy action, other Occupy protesters shunned its participants as outliers. Some business people, however, said Occupy bore responsibility for the damage.
“Occupy is saying it’s not them, but we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Occupy, now would we?” Michelle Horneff-Cohen, a real estate broker, said as she shivered next to the broken window of her workplace, Property Management Systems.
She said she had been dragged out of bed to deal with the damage. Although her company has insurance, she said, it will have to pay for much of the cost of repairs.
“I think it’s bulls–,” Horneff-Cohen said. “We are the 99 percent, and this is bulls–.”
This is in San Francisco, the most liberal city in the country. Nancy Pelosi’s home turf.
The Occupy manual should be titled “How To Lose Friends and Alienate People.”
Were they sent by Fox News? Or Homeland Security? Where was the bat signal? On the Transamerica Pyramid?
You-know-who hasn’t mentioned May Day and isn’t live-blogging from Zuccotti Park.
I guess she didn’t see the bat signal.
I don’t see much excited live-blogging of it at corrente either.
Yep. Overtime that already tax-strapped citizens are paying for, I might add. The good citizens of NY and SF and elsewhere are paying for their pointless tantrums.
at least two of the five men arrested for planning to blow up a bridge in Ohio are occupy organizers
Remember when the Dem pols where saying the 99%ers were “our people” and calling the Tea Party “terrorists”. I wonder if they’ll be singing that same song now.
Of course they will. Facts matter nothing.
Fantasy will supersede reality! Forward!
wanna see just how boring?
accounts from different cities
Future Occupier – http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/boy-11-urinates-36k-worth-apple-macbooks-744098
Future, schmuture. Seems like a Current Occupier to me.
backtrack on tv tonight from Afghanistan, you know the place where he promised to spend our money for the next ten years
The Occupy movement is pretty much exactly like Obama. It’s a pointless, destructive force that is destroying the liberal brand. Both were exactly as obvious from the beginning what they were and where they would end up. Those of us that saw them both coming and warned everyone were shunned, called racist (or repubs ratfuckers or rich, or whatever), banned, or silenced from what should have been like minded blogs. Idiots.
Well of course they are — they’re both funded by Soros. Obama/OWS — 2 sides of the same coin.
I initially had something much stronger than “idiots”, but I held back. Clearly I’ve spent way too much time in DC being civil with bureaucratic knuckle draggers. Um, I mean the lovely people in procurement offices.
My 30-yr-old nephew lives in the Mission district in San Francisco (he’s an animator for Disney’s gaming division.) He is an Obamabot. And he is PISSED OFF. He posted on my facebook after I linked the SF Gate article:
No offense to your nephew, but I bet he (and the other Obama supporters) will still be voting for Obama in November though. They’ll see this group as an outlier instead of recognizing the connection with Obama. Still pawns.
Maybe. I’m working on Eric. Most of my other young nieces/nephews (I have 7) have already come around, and will not be voting for Obama again, even if they don’t vote for Romney.
Oh — if you are working on him, I’m sure he’s got no chance then — he’ll be begging for mercy soon enough. 😉
Eric has MS, and for a long time was uninsured. The (false) promise of UHC resonated for him. He may be coming around, though. He is now a hard-working taxpayer with stock in Disney, not a starving artist anymore. Amazing how attitudes change when that happens. I doubt I’ll ever get him to vote against Obama, but he might be disgusted enough to not vote.
Eric might as well give up now and not vote. 🙂
My sentiments exactly Dandy — too bad we can’t send WMCB out to all these OWS “rallies” — she’d whip those little snots into shape in no time.
OWS has labeled these restaurants as super villains: Chipotle, Capital Grille, and Hot & Crusty. Between OWS and Chipotle, which would you chose? 🙂
Thanks! I was just wondering what we were going to go pick up for dinner. Chipotle it is. Yum!
i may just do the same. Always with guacamole.
Oakland gets violent again
I’m shocked. /s
Who could have predicted it? /s
Malkin is retweeting some pics of OWS Seattle destruction via @FoolishReporter.
lots more here
Coordinated attack on Nike store
Video of those pics.
Black bloc shed their disguises after they’ve done their smashing
When are they gonna attack the Apple stores? Ya know those $500 billion capitalists outsource to China!!
Evil, evil Apple. You know, unlike any other corporation, they do things to save on taxes. Can’t believe it.
May Day in Seattle: “All hell broke loose” at U.S. Court of Appeals; police expect more violence
Wonder if he’ll be in a jump suit:
I guess he wanted to try Afghan Hound
How should we fix our financial system? Hey, I know. Let’s ask people who borrowed $150k to study interpretive puppetry. #OWS
That’ll guarantee them sympathetic coverage.
LOL at the first comment on that artice
Denial isn’t a river in Egypt.
yep. Even when the footage is in their face, they still won’t believe it.
It’s not that they don’t believe it. It’s that they are on assignment. Pushback is part of the game.
Denial is a river in Corrente:
Yes, I still have people denying that Anonymous and the anarchists have anything to do with OWS, even though there is ample proof that they have been intimately involved from the very beginning in organizing and structuring this thing.
Those photojournalists all work for DHS. That’s what I heard anyway.
Especially the ones from the Village Voice.
aka, Das Dorf Zeitung.
I think one of the rules is you can only be racist if you’re not for Obama. Clearly they’re part of the OWS/OFA astroturf re-election efforts, so they get a pass.
And thanks for the retweet!
I just joined Twitter — the Twitter wars have been so entertaining I want to see them myself. I’m following you, Dandy Tiger, Jim Treacher, Iowahawk & Mitt Romney. I’m @TheAngieNC (AngieNC had the nerve to already be taken).
Awesome. I followed you back!
Thank you. Does it help people somehow if you retweet their stuff? I’m wondering because you thanked DT for the retweet (I retweeted that tweet of yours too, but I’ve got exactly 2 followers -you & WMCB, so if it only helps in that it gets others to “see” your tweet, then I guess I did a wholottanuttin lol).
Follow lots of people. That often leads to them following you. And yes, RT lots of fun stuff. That gets you noticed and followed too. And then tweet lots of fun things, then when your followers RT those, that gets you followed more too. I don’t know how to get a lot of followers, but those things gets a handful anyway. There’s probably other magic that I don’t know about.
I did it because Angie did it…now I’m a follower who succumbs to peer pressure.
Now I need to learn how to mock…where’s Dandy?
In wake of May Day protests, Wells Fargo closes 5 branches in downtown Seattle – Seattle Times’ @CraigAWelch
Submitted 9 mins ago by editor
Is Wells Fargo the target of the day? Also in Philly:
list of may day occurences
attack federal court house in SF. now that was really dumb
So last year Occupy had encampments all over the country. This year the first thing they do is use May 1 as an excuse to try to bomb, destroy property, and send white powder to various targets.
So I guess that means the Occupy campsites literally are terrorist training camps.
From the way it looked today, that would be a reasonable assessment.
Occupy are innocent victims of those Black Bloc kids smashing windows. /s
So why doesn’t Occupy refuse to provide them cover and stop marching behind/beside them? The cops have to negotiate the ‘peaceful’ protesters in order to arrest them. But Black Bloc uses the Occupy crowds in order to make it more difficult.
If Occupy was genuinely not supportive of those tactics, they wouldn’t walk with them. Just the act of halting the march while cops moved in to arrest those ruining their reputation would help. But they hear the violence, supportive cheers ahead, and keep marching.
Geez…Occupy…..If the protesters around you pull out white hoods/black masks, you are in the wrong parade, don’t follow them.
Obama loves to frame everything in terms of himself. I think the best part of this ad is that it puts the focus on the SEAL team, the ones who took on the most risk and whose actions, not Obama’s, were critical to success in the operation.
The prezzy will be speaking soon. For some reason I can’t seem to bring my self to watch. 🙂
Can’t take sleezy preezy without beer.
I’m breaking out the rum for that.
Go, Go, Go Cripes Suzette !
that is great. really funny
Seattle has been filled with stupid, pointless, violence today. Let’s smash people’s cars, break windows, and harass the poor people riding the bus.
I’m telling you, it’s a good thing I’m not a cop. I really wanted to throw this one punk, (in brand new anarchy clothes) onto the ground and taser the crap out of him. I mean really, WTF is wrong with you? Let’s protest big business by knocking over old ladies, smashing coffee shop windows, and spitting on pedestrians??!
It’s because all these little “anonymous” boyz are fucking cowards. Want to go up against the big corporations and “bring down the system”? Really??? Okay, then go get some molotov cocktails and guns and go try to take out actual WallStreet. Target some CEO’s.
Your little pansy-ass cowardly “revolution” that consists of harassing the easy targets of average everyday citizens that largely have Jack Squat to do with the problem leaves me cold. And contempuous. Oh, yeah, it leaves me quite contemptous of your immature little “protest”.
Go ahead, little pissant stuck-in-raging-adoloescence wannabes in your “Oooooo, I’m such a rebel!!” black clothes and covered faces. Either grow some fucking balls and come out from behind your cowardice or go home and figure out how to change the system in some kind of adult way. One or the other. Because right now all you are is a pack of fucking cowardly bullies getting your jollies from pointless destruction.
I personally hope the cops taze the fuck out of the whole lot of you, and take some clubs to your heads as well.
Can I get an Amen?
‘Pointless destruction’ and useful distraction from running a primary/protesting against Obama. Thanks to Occupy for the non-conversation on Mr Wall St, himself, Obama.
When OWS inspires a bunch of liberals into wanting the cops to kick their ass…..clearly they are doing it wrong.
Have any of these twits actually dealt with an unjust situation with cops before? Because I see a lot of spoiled kids trying to provoke cops but not actual police brutality. These kids know the line and flat out lie in just about every OWS video I’ve seen.
Kinda tragic though, that this is the one of things I can agree with OWSiers about. I want them to beat you as well….
Pfft. Cops in my home country would never let mobs yell at them – they would yell right back, and then if you didn’t back down out come the batons and the guns.
Back there you see a cop walking down the street, you casually cross to the other side to avoid him.
You piss them off enough you end up as a random unsolved killing on the 10 o’clock news.
These idiot protestors have no idea what police brutality is.
I have to say, the people who say it’s not fair to be targeted because they are also the 99% are just feeding this idea that the wealthy (as defined by making more than 250K) are somehow deserving of property damage. The rampages of people who consider a small minority the enemy led to moments in history like the Reign of Terror and Kristallnacht.
There you go again, days, using logic. That’s always been your problem — trying to apply logic to the illogical. 😉
Police asking crowd to clear the street. Says those arrested had asked to be arrested. “We are accommodating their request.” #m1pdx
A Harley Davidson within an open container is found on shore as debris from the tsunami.
Good news….the owner is alive.
An electoral college map for Obama vs Romney with swing states represented in grey. Article linked at the top.
AZ a toss up? The state Obama sued? BWAHAHAHAHA — the Obama camp can keep saying that, but it’s not going to happen in this universe. But please, I hope they spend lots & lots of resources trying to turn it blue.
And GA & SC are not leaning Romney — they’re going red — they went red after 8 years of Bush fatigue when Obama was at the height of his popularity against McCain — they ain’t going blue now. Just another fantasy from the Obama camp.
Obama’s own projections give Romney FL — I guess they are keeping it as a toss up in the MSM not to spook the base. And the voter ID law now in effect in PA should weigh in Romney’s favor.
NC — which Obama allegedly won in 2008 by less than 1% of the vote (around 12,000 Acorn votes to be more exact) isn’t a toss up either. Nor is Iowa (again, Obama allegedly won that one by about 1% of the vote in 2008).
227 electoral votes should be the top floor for Obama this year, now that we all know exactly who & what he is. Of course, never underestimate the cheating/race fixing/voter fraud capabilities of the Chicago Mob even without Acorn officially in existence this year.
It’s not the votes that count, it’s who counts the votes.
Not to mention voter ids, or the lack thereof.
the map also shows illinois as leaning red. ain’t gonna happen. the chicago hit squad would have to kill each other off for The Once (h/t angienc) to lose here.
Snooki is preggers too.
I’m glad they are honoring Robert Blake like that, but they spelled Baretta wrong — they spelled it like the gun.
Wonder if Obama offered condolences? Kinda rude not to especially towards an ally, during an election year, and with that book title honoring dad.
Dreams of My Father was about the puppy-muncher’s dad — that is what made it important, he sired The Once. Obviously, Obama don’t give a sh!t about anyone else’s dad.
angienc, you’re killing me here. “The Once” ? When did you start calling him that? It is too funny! (and from your keyboard to the goddess’s eyes.)
Ha! It’s great, isn’t it? I’m trying to remember to call him either The Once or preezy from now on, but I didn’t originate the Once — I read it a few times on AoS and/or HA a few times over the last couple of weeks. I’m glad it made you laugh though — use it with impunity. 🙂
You are on a roll, you’ve had me laughing down the entire thread. And your electoral college map round up was perfection too.
explosion in Kabul after backtrack leaves
Spy-in-a-bag. Dead spy was found in a locked travel bag with the key inside the bag as well.
“Q” apparently was too busy to comment but M16 agent “F” was available.
A video report. A contortionist attempts to recreate the mystery 300 times but is unable to complete the task.
I tried wine-in-a-bag before.
Well bless their hearts:
Minding my business, wearing a mask, going the wrong way on a bridge, pushing through the crowd and the police, fighting for freedom. Sounds like a plan. What could possibly go wrong.
Too bad they outlawed police brutality.
I claim bragging rights
my youngest grand daughter got inducted into the honor society today
I was an honor student.
“Yes, your honor. No, your honor.”
since she wants to go into law enforcement , she might be the one who arrests you someday.
She lost her dad in December from cancer and I know I sound like a grandmother,but she is the most amazing kid. She does awesome photography, and has so many friends from all walks of life.
She wanted to go to the Coast Guard Academy. but decided to go to state college for a year or so, because she did not want to leave her mom alone. She then plans to go into the coast guard to pay for college and then into law enforcement
Congratulations to your grand daughter and to your family. She sounds like a great kid. And you just keep on being the proud grandmother. We all need them.
Congrats!!! Sounds like an awesome, hardworking, talented kid. Must take after you. 😉
thank you all. I am so proud of her, I just had to take the time to brag
Congrats Helen! It is sweet how proud you are!!
Awww…..what a thoughtful and lovely young lady! To spend that time with mom before starting her life of protecting and serving others.
Great news….love to hear such stories.
Congratulations to your granddaughter Helen! Obviously the genes are showing. 🙂
Congrats to her, Helen! She sounds like a great young woman.
Congratulations Helenk. 🙂
Urkel got ripped off. DWTS is rigged.
This whole “dance duel” is the most blatant rigging since the judges started handing out 10s to their favs like candy. Whoever gets the least votes should go home dangummit.
I’m pretty sure we knew that when Bristol Palin lost to ABC’s voting system where the judges counted for 80%.
BTW, I did ask:
“Kid plans to stay after school and needs a ride home. I’d love to be there otherwise.”
I was laughing at the Klowns your honor joke. 😆