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April 16, 2012

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John D

Yes, I'm going to take lessons in fairness and justice from dicks like this.

David

Well, quite. Though one might see some semblance of justice if Mr Penley and his radical comrades were handcuffed and left in a room with the owners, staff and customers of the coffee shop in question. Twenty minutes should do it.

sk60

Occupy's five point plan to bring down capitalism:

1. Smash windows.
2. Piss people off.
3. Run away.
4. …er…
5. Utopia!

Rob

This isn't violence. Violence is showing advertisements for stuff on TV. This is "non-violent direct action".

mlrosty

#OccuFail really is down to the dregs. Can't we just start punching them now?

Spruance

Since they have not accomplished anything, it must have been snatched away from them by the way of exploitation. Poor things, whatever 'it' is. Coffee?

David

“Can’t we just start punching them now?”

Like so many of their cheerleaders, these poseurs are counting on their victims – people drinking coffee, running businesses, trying to get to work, etc - not repaying them in kind.

Which tells you quite a lot about who they are.

vanderleun

“Can’t we just start punching them now?” If you have to ask it is far too late. Take a club and get them now.

mojo

If you screw with New York long enough, eventually New York will screw you. With a baseball bat.

Min

Laurie Penny will be on this any minute now. Right?

AC1

I think Occupy has sprung up BECAUSE people have been held back "reciprocating"...

You'll notice noone has tried another "protest" at the LPE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2005/feb/17/activists.climatechange

rjmadden

Its participants, we learn, are “non-hierarchical and anti-oppression.”

Nailed it as usual, David. But at least they're giving us plenty of chances to juxtapose...

'Equal rights for all species!'

'All pigs must die!'


So it's equality for all species except the police and anyone else who gets in their way.

Hey Skipper

... Twenty minutes should do it.

Where I live, Anchorage, Alaska, everyone owns at least one gun. Twenty seconds would be 18 too many.

Which could be why our version of this social pathology is Occupy Square Root of Zero.

David

AC1,

Although Laurie does have a tendency to fabricate and embellish, often to the point of absurdity, that may not hinder her rise to stardom. After all, she doesn’t so much argue as attitudinise. In her writing, facts and logic are at best peripheral and usually absent altogether. What she sells is a posture, a dogma, a hackneyed shtick.

Sam

It’s just that some of the twinklers like to wear masks and balaclavas – the universal symbol of friendliness and caring - while trying to shatter glass onto Starbucks customers.

Inspector Gadget on Alfie Meadows…

"The prosecution claim that Meadows was wearing a balaclava and combat jacket, that he was at the front of the student lines outside Parliament BEFORE any containment went on and that he was involved in hurling heavy metal railings at police officers. They showed CCTV from the police helicopter to prove this. Meadows defence was that yes, he did those things, but he was wearing the balaclava to protect himself from state reprisals, and that he used the metal railings to defend other students from police attack."

http://inspectorgadget.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/alfie-meadows-verdict-due-today/

Stuck-Record

To paraphrase Brando from The Wild One.

'What are you emotional about, Laurie?"

"What have you got?"

mojo

Stupidity on that level is it's own punishment. The universe loves to torture the idiots among us.

Wm T Sherman

"beautiful and at times messy experimentation has cracked open a window on history"

Haw! Too funny.

sk60

"The lawyer busted in an anarchist window-busting incident at an East Village Starbucks has a string of arrests in his past, a police source said Monday… Penley, who lives on the upper West Side, was charged 20 years ago with a entering a restricted area at a military facility in Boise, Idaho. He also has arrests for… burglary, trespassing and vandalism in California and for failure to show up in court on a resisting arrest charge in Oregon."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/attorney-busted-anarchist-attack-starbucks-frequently-wrong-side-law-source-article-1.1062457

As Andrew Breitbart said, 'Behave yourself.'

mojo

"Oh, I'm sorry, did I interrupt your train of thought? Go ahead... Oh, you were done? Well, allow me to retort..."
-- Pulp Fiction

David

Hm. A burglar, a vandal and a thug with neck tattoos and a bullring through his nose. We must let them guide us to a higher moral plane.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

And the lawyer hasn't been disbarred yet?

Trimegistus

The rhetoric and aesthetics of the Occupistas conceals what they really are. They present as rebels protesting the establishment, but consider: they are demonstrating in favor of the ruling party, they commit violence freely without state reprisal but anyone who fights back is subject to arrest, and they have no goal beyond terrorizing and demoralizing opponents.

They are Brownshirts. This is fascism.

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