I Toldja So!


Never argue with the Klown. The Klown is always right:

Study: OWS Was Disproportionately Rich, Overwhelmingly White

According to a new study from sociologists at the City University of New York, more than a third of activists in the Occupy movement in New York City had household incomes above $100,000, placing them at the cusp of the top quintile of income distribution in America. Researchers surveyed 729 people who participated in a May 1 rally last year and were involved in the “occupation” of Zuccotti Park in the fall of 2011, and found that they were more affluent, whiter, younger, much more highly educated, and more likely to be male than the average New Yorker.

Non-Hispanic whites constituted 62 percent of all respondents, though they make up only 33 percent of New York City residents. While only about a third of Americans hold bachelors’ degrees, 76 percent of respondents who had completed their education had a four-year college degree and 39 percent had graduate degrees. Among college graduates, more than a quarter went to top-ranked schools, which might help explain why the majority of graduates under 30 had some student debt. While 10 percent of participants were unemployed, 71 percent were employed in professional occupations. Eight percent were “blue collar.”


The study found that “white respondents were also significantly more likely to be ‘actively involved’ than people of color” in the movement. The protests were largely organized by a core group of experienced activists who were “disproportionately white and male,” according to the researchers. One interviewee involved in training sessions described the leaders as “a predominantly young white male group.” Another said they were “more privileged and more college-educated, and sometimes beyond college-educated.”

Though most respondents were highly educated and employed, about a quarter of those with jobs worked less than 35 hours a week. They had time to participate in protests, the authors write, because they were “unconstrained by highly demanding family or work commitments.”

“It’s a pretty affluent demographic and highly educated,” Professor Ruth Milkman, one of the authors of the study, told the New York Post. “Many were the children of the elite, if you will.”

Despite what you might have read on *other* blogs, I had it nailed from the beginning.

Occupy Wall Street was a group of spoiled rich kids. When the real poor started showing up everything started coming apart.

Rebels without a clue.

Yes, I am strutting like a rooster.

Vindication tastes even better than schadenfreude.

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65 Responses to I Toldja So!

  1. angienc (D) says:

    It figures — only privileged white kids have the luxury to think something like OWS will “do good” and bring some meaning into their pathetic, shallow lives. The rest of us are too busy working for a living to pay the rent.

  2. myiq2xu says:

  3. HELENK says:

    this one is for you. when you are right, you are right

  4. DandyTiger says:

    …just wait… 🙂

  5. angienc (D) says:

    BTW — I’ve read reports that Dear Leaders Vegas photo op cost taxpayers $1.6 million.

  6. myiq2xu says:

    • LOL- I believe it was Uppity that called it to my attention. Long ago, people did not keep cats.
      The rat population exploded.
      The rats carried fleas.
      Black Death anyone?

      Thanks. I’ll keep my cats- indoor and outdoor. Who the hell wants frigging chipmunks? Little bastages dig up my flower beds, eat my bulbs. Moles, shrews, voles, mice. Nasty. They can all live in the big old field out back. Come past the barn and they are fair game for barn kitteh.
      The birds around here are smart enough to stay out of her way. If she gets one now and again- well I chalk it up to survival of the fittest.

      • elliesmom says:

        My cat is responsible for a considerable reduction in the rodent population in this country. She also brings a lot of birds in the house, but they’re usually still alive as they are “gifts” for Ellie to play with. I’ve become quite adept at “bird wrangling”, and for the most part, they escape on the end of my dry mop. But if I didn’t have her to keep the mouse population down in my house, I would have to leave traps and poisons around, which aren’t such a good idea with other pets and little ones around. We have a fieldstone basement, and it’s an invitation to small rodents. I have a neighbor who insists my cat belongs totally in my house, but she’d notice it, too, if my cat stopped keeping her property mouse and mole free. And my vet says outdoor kitties who learn to take care of themselves outside are in the long run healthier cats.

        • Agreed. We have a very very old house- on ten acres. Barn kitty does a damn good job of keeping them under control. And she is in far better shape at 12 yrs old than my house cats lol. Though Smokey Bones did manage to get one that snuck by the outside cat.

        • elliesmom says:

          My cat before the one I have now was 19 when she died, and she was almost as good a hunter as the one I have now. We got her when our son was in kindergarten, and she died just before he got married.

        • westcoaster says:

          I’m slightly allergic to cats, but outside cats are OK. It works for them and it works for me.

    • yttik says:

      LOL, “mammals?” They kill billions of “mammals?” Put that way, it sounds terrible. They should tell the truth, cats kill mice and other rodents.

    • angienc (D) says:

      Anyone who doesn’t know that pound per pound the cat is the most deadly of all domesticated animals (and even calling them “domesticated” is a stretch) has never actually been around one. My Monty (RIP) was such a good hunter when I used to let him be indoor/outdoor that I felt sorry for the birds & put a collar on him with a bell (to warn the birds) — after 1 day he learned to walk WITHOUT RINGING THE BELL; I added a 2nd bell — next day he learned to walk WITHOUT RINGING EITHER BELL. After a week of a bird a day kills (that he brought me — no one knows how many others) I took the collar off — he earned it.

      • myiq2xu says:

        My son has a petite female tuxie named Parker. She’s a sweet lap cat and a stone cold killer.

        • lildoggy4u says:

          I have had a formerly feral cat that I met 5 years ago. He lived in the woods near my vacation home. He’d stare at me from a distance for weeks and never come near. I captured him, had him neutered and brought him home. He’s still wild as ever and begs to go outside constantly. Never eats any catfood I give him so I end up throwing it away everyday. He’s a big, strong beautiful cat that could care less about me but I love him.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    I knew it too myiq, these posers were nothing like the students in Les Miserables 😀 Down Twinkles.

  8. votermom says:

    dunno if I mentioned this earlier

  9. HELENK says:

    today is

    they should be applauded for all the good they do

  10. DeniseVB says:

    This is FB link to the worst photoshop ever …. hope it works for everyone. The New Republic photoshopped Obama carrying a rifle using a golf photo. 😀

  11. votermom says:

  12. yttik says:

    Today is bubble wrap appreciation day.

  13. yttik says:

    This is totally off topic, but one of our passenger ferries “accidentally ran aground” last night. So says the news and local paper. The thing is, this ferry had to make a 90 degree turn to the right, full speed ahead, in order to wind up on the beach where he was. Nobody “accidentally ran aground” like they were a victim of low tide or something. This sucker swung around, floored it, and rammed himself halfway up the beach. The news however, has this completely sad story about navigation errors, low tides, sand bars, etc, like nobody should believe their own lying eyes.

    The comments people are leaving are pretty darned funny. Everything from, “WTF journalism is this?” to “Wait, don’t tell me, he works for the government, right?” Needless to say, dozens of people want to know if this same captain will be in charge when the ferry starts carrying actual passengers.

  14. The Klown strikes again! Apparently OWS had their twitter accounts hacked today, too. Where were you all day, myiq? Gonna need an alibi?

  15. HELENK says:


    I am pro choice and believe that there are times when an abortion is a choice that has to be made.

    between these idiots and the nutjob that celebrated 40 years of roe – v -wade I am just sickened.

    abortion should be one of the hardest and well thought out procedures that a women ever has done. You live with the choice for the rest of your life. It is not something to be celebrated.

  16. HELENK says:


    Jan Brewer sides with senates immigration plan over backtracks

  17. myiq2xu says:

    It’s time for Justified

  18. swanspirit says:

    This belongs here

  19. Karma says:

    And yet Piers would probably still insist this is the more civil way to die. I’d rather be shot.


  20. Karma says:

    I’m old enough to remember when ’60 Minutes’ was knocking on the door it struck fear into the people on the other side. And so is Steve Kroft.

    How do these guys justify their coverage?


    • myiq2xu says:

      I remember a poster with a list of things under “You know it’s going to be a bad day when . . .” and one of them was “You get to work and see Mike Wallace sitting in your waiting room”

    • DandyTiger says:

      When the CBS new director writes an article openly talking about destroying the Republican party, you know things aren’t quite right.

  21. myiq2xu says:

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