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As Difficult As Possible: The National Park Service’s Implementation of the Government Shutdown

Oct 16, 2013: House Oversight and Government Reform and House Natural Resources Committees joint hearing.

Gowdy questions National Park Service Director Jarvis [6:17]

Question: Why did you allow Occupy protesters to camp overnight, in direct violation of the law, for 100 days, then barricade national monuments against veterans from day one, then turn around and allow illegals to march a week later?

  • Stated Answer: (squirmy weaseling)
  • Real Answer: Obama told me to.

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Occupy a few brain cells why dontcha?

Occupy the Farm anti-capitalist uses iPhone

Nothing like tweeting anti-capitalist bs on your iPhone to pass the time at a totally useless protest of … ummm … not sure what. It looks more like an excuse to hang out and smoke dope than anything else.

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The Occupy “movement” is SO over

2013_04 25 Occupy NRA protest in DC

As per usual for those Leftist “grassroots” movements, the signs were pre-printed glossy affairs handed out free to anyone who would agree to hold them.

Snarking @ Twitchy:

  • True. Not a lot of media, but still …
    • … more media than at the start of the Gosnell trial.
    • … more media than at the 500,000 strong March for Life.
  • OMG!!!! Look at the tens of people! >:^)
  • The Subway closest to my office has a larger amount of people waiting in line for a sandwich at noon.
  • I just got back from the gun shop to pick up a new AR and there were more people waiting to pick up their new guns than at this protest.
  • That’s about a big a crowd as Sandra Fluke could draw.
  • That’s the 90% of Americans who favor gun control?
  • I’ve seen that many cross a Manhattan street on one green.
  • Whatever you don’t let them form a drum circle.

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Posted by Pistol Pete

You will be hard-pressed to find a news program on television or radio today that does not lead with the secret video allegedly taped by Jimmuh Carters grandson for Mother Jones and released yesterday.It was from a private fundraiser in May when Romney referred to welfare parasites as what they are….welfare parasites.The carrion crows in the press will leave not a scrap of flesh on these bones as they set about picking it clean.The liberals are dancing in the streets shouting ‘Obama just won the election!’

I think reports of Romney’s demise may be slightly exaggerated.He needs to point out that Obama has shown nothing but contempt for the 53% who are providing for the 47%.He needs to stop being so reactive and start being proactive.If he lets Obama’s surrogates dictate the terms,he is in deep trouble.

In other news,yesterday was the first anniversary of OWS.There were plans by some to dress in suits to try to infiltrate corporate offices,but it didn’t work too well.Being as how thy never wore a necktie,they tied them around their heads like a headband.They also used marijuana sprigs in their lapels as a boutonniere and rubber flipflops don’t go well with a herringbone suit.


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Occupy’s well-planned use of liberal idiots

According to “Occupy Unmasked,” a new film from Citizens United due later this summer, the Occupy movement was organized by radical leftist activists from the very beginning.

It was the radical left’s latest program, a continuation of the anti-war movement from the sixties.

It followed a three-tiered model the Left had used before.

The “green” group consisted of useful idiots, regular liberal citizens who came to protest.

The “yellow” group consisted of individuals willing to break the law, like handcuffing themselves across a road.

The “red” group consisted of the most violent anarchist organizers and professional agitators. They were there to create scenes that swept innocent “greens” into confrontations with the police.

The film is rated ‘R’ for violence and vulgarity. Regular people didn’t see any of that footage in the alphabet media’s largely pro-Occupy reporting. Below is the link to the trailer, which frankly I find disturbing as hell.

Occupy Unmasked – Official Movie Trailer – Citizens United Productions [2:26]

The trailer for the new film produced by Citizens United and directed by Stephen K. Bannon. “Occupy Unmasked” goes deep into the “Occupy” movement and exposes its origins as well as the radical ideas behind “income inequality” that has become the centerpiece of the Obama re-election effort.

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H/t to Pistol Pete for source @ Film: Occupy wasn’t spontaneous, it was a scheme – July 19, 2012

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Leaders vs Losers – Tea Party vs Occupy

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Insight: Can Occupy Wall Street survive? – Jun 7, 2012

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Media Cheer Wall Street Occupiers But Jeered Tea Partiers


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Why was Occupy Wall Street allowed to use Zuccotti Park for 2 months? UPDATED

UPDATES in blue. When I read over a printed copy of this, I caught some stuff I inadvertently left out of the (semi) final, shortest version. I also fixed the confusing spacing in the Sources section. Hopefully, it’s easier now to match the article titles with the correct URLs. I also fixed a typo, wrong spelling (waver, not waiver) and a touch of goofy grammar. Sorry ’bout all that! CtH.

Zuccotti Park is a public-access park in Lower Manhattan, New York City, that is privately owned by Brookfield Office Properties.

  • BOP owns, manages and develops office properties in the downtown core of many major American cities. It’s head office is in the American Express tower in Lower Manhattan, which was severely damaged on 9/11 and had to be closed for about six months.
  • The tower was also once headquarters for Lehman Brothers, the fourth largest investment bank in the USA until it went bankrupt in 2008.
  • Brookfield Office Properties is a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, a Toronto, Ontario-based asset management company whose real estate, renewable power generation, infrastructure and private equity holdings are valued at over $150 billion.
  • Zuccotti Park, then known as Liberty Park Plaza, was across the street from the World Trade Towers. It was also heavily damaged in the anti-Capitalist 9/11 attacks.  After Brookfield renovated it, they changed the name to honor their mega-rich Chairman of the Board, John Zuccotti.
  • The park has been used for several 9/11 anniversary events.

Given all this, it’s a little hard to figure why the owners of Zuccotti Park permitted their property to be used and abused in the name of an extended anti-Capitalist protest. Turns out … it’s not complicated at all.  All you have to do is “Follow the money, honey!”

First, we have to go back in time a bit, to the Tea Party movement, which arose from grassroots America in 2009 and so profoundly influenced the political landscape that fiscally-Conservative Republicans swept the 2010 mid-term elections.

Democrat pols and their lapdogs in the media tried to depict the movement as “astroturf.”  In April 2009, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Tea Partiers were “un-American” people who were “carrying swastikas.” Pelosi, whose personal net worth is approximately $58 million, also said,

“This initiative is funded by the high end – we call it Astroturf. It’s not really a grassroots movement. It’s Astroturf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class.”

Pelosi had lots of help from the media with her “Tea Party as Astroturf” meme, the same media that never uses “Astroturf” for Earth Day, which is funded by Proctor & Gamble, Siemens, Wells Fargo, AT&T, UPS, Philips and Ford, because it’s good advertising for their green products, or groups like which is funded by Democrat billionaire George Soros.

“Astroturf” didn’t fly very well, possibly because there is no single Tea Party organization. In October, 2010, 34% of the Tea Party “leaders” who were polled identified “noone” as the national figure that best represented them.  The “arm of the GOP” meme didn’t fly either, since most Tea Partiers are simply fed up with big spending in government by both parties. And that “teabagger” meme was just gross.

In January 2010, Democrats operatives attempted to counter the Tea Party with the Coffee Party. Despite being given glowing, free publicity by the MSM from early on, the movement proved to be such a bust that the media ignored its embarrassingly lame September national convention.

In the aftermath of the bruising November 2010 losses, Democrats clearly needed something “grassrootsy” to counter the still strong Tea Party. Enter Occupy Wall Street, whose first protest began Sept 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan.

Below is the timeline I made of the 2011 Zuccotti Park Occupation. Mixed into the chronology is the involvement of both Obama Democrats, the Democrat Media Complex, and the owners of Zuccotti Park. When you get to the bottom, I think you’ll understand why a huge multi-national corporation worth mega billions would allow anti-Capitalist protesters to squat in their park, despite its association with 9/11.

Timeline of 2011 Zuccotti Park Occupation

September 17, 2011 (Day One):  The Occupy Wall Street protest began using Zuccotti Park as a campground and staging area for their disruptive, anti-Capitalist protests throughout the Manhattan Financial District. Zuccotti Park was their second choice; their first fell through. In other words, Brookfield was in on it from the get go.

September 23, 2011 (Day Seven): Obama’s DOE announced it had finalized a partial guarantee for $168.9 million loan to Granite Reliable Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management.

September 28th, 2011 (Day Eleven): The public was not happy about the tent city the Occupiers built in Zuccotti Park, but NYC’s Police Commissioner explained the NYPD could not legally evict the protesters from Zuccotti Park until the owners requested it. Brookfield said only that they were “actively working with the City of New York to address these conditions and restore the park to its intended purpose.”  Excuse me? “Actively working”? All they had to do was say, “They’re trespassing. Clear them out.”  Why didn’t Mayor Bloomberg pressure them to end the disruption to the city? Maybe because he’s a lifelong Democrat whose long-time honey bunch, Diana Taylor, is on the Board of Directors of Brookfield Office Properties.

October 6, 2011 (Day Twenty): Brookfield issued a statement of concern about poor sanitation in the park. It is usually cleaned once a week, but protesters had not let any outsiders into the park for three weeks. They agreed to clean it up themselves and Brookfield said fine. Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi praised those participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests.

“God bless them for their spontaneity. It’s independent … it’s young, it’s spontaneous, and it’s focused. And it’s going to be effective. The message of the protesters is a message for the establishment everyplace. No longer will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause massive joblessness on Main Street.”

Pelosi did not comment on — and was not asked about — the law-breaking that occurred during the protest over the weekend. About 700 protesters were arrested by New York City police after the protesters “swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours,” according to CBS News.

October 11, 2011 (Day Twenty-five): Brookfield sent, then WITHDREW, a request for cops to “clear the park” as its use by Occupy Wall Street “violates the law, violates the rules of the Park, deprives the community of its rights of quiet enjoyment to the Park, and creates health and public safety issues.” Did someone at Brookfield have a fit of civic conscience? One wonders if a head rolled when it was made clear to them that the Obama Democrats were not done scoring political points off the Occupiers in Zuccotti Park.

October 14, 2011 (Day Twenty-eight): Obama Senior Political Advisor David Plouffe says, “We intend to make it [Occupy Wall Street] one of the central elements of the campaign next year. One of the main elements of the contrast will be that the president passed Wall Street reform and our opponent and the other party want to repeal it.”

October 16, 2011 (Day Thirty): Obama Senior Political Advisor, David Axelrod, appeared on ABC’s This Week just one day after scores of demonstrators protesting corporate business practices were arrested in New York’s Times Square in a confrontation with police. He and the ABC talking head talked about how the GOP presidential hopefuls just don’t understand the American public’s pent-up anger over corporate excesses.

October 18, 2011 (Day Thirty-two): In an interview, Obama said the most important thing he can do as president is express solidarity with the protesters and redouble his commitment to achieving what he described as a more egalitarian society, in which “people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their companies and their workers that those folks aren’t rewarded.”

November 8, 2011 (Day Fifty-three): The New York Observer editorial noted the drop off in good news coverage and opined that, what with Obama getting into re-election mode, it was high time the Occupiers all went home and “allowed the residents and businesses near Zuccotti Park to return to their lives.”

November 15, 2011 (Day Sixty-six): The NYPD cleared the park, citing health and safety hazards caused by the protestors. There was an upsurge in news coverage again. Judge Lucy Billings issued a court order to allow the protesters back into the park, but Brookfield requested the NYPD keep the Occupiers out of the park.

It turns out that Brookfield has been in more Democrat beds than just Mayor Bloomberg’s. There’s Vice President Joe Biden’s son and professional lobbyist, Robert Hunter Biden, for example.

Hunter is a founding partner of the lobbying firm, Oldaker, Biden & Belair, which Brookfield paid to lobby the government to its great profit. Namely, hundreds of millions in government goodies, including stimulus money and DOE loans. Think: Solyndra, but way bigger. Brookfield’s renewable energy sector is worth about $6 billion, is backed by a $2.7 billion private fund, and is hugely profitable, having reported a net income of $3.2 billion in 2010.

Brookfield put together a limited liability corporation to build a wind farm in New Hampshire. Despite the fact that this company is loaded and the LLC meant any losses to investors on the wind farm would be, you know, limited, Obama’s DOE gave them a $170 million, federally secured LOAN to build it. IOW, if the farm goes bust, it won’t be anyone who chose to invest in it who will get skunked. It’ll be American taxpayers who were forced to take the risk in order to further the political careers of Obama Democrats.

And hey, so what if Brookfield had to look bad for allowing those jackass Occupiers to squat in their park for two months. It’s not like Brookfield hadn’t already allowed themselves to be a public whipping boy for Democrats in order to get privately enriched at taxpayers’ expense.

John Zuccotti, Co-Chair of Brookfield Properties, is also on the board of another Brookfield Asset Management’s subsidiary, Wellpoint Health Networks. In 2009, one of WellPoint’s honchos testified before Congress that his company routinely and wrongfully denied claims to its health insurance policyholders.

This testimony just happened to take place when members of Congress who had previously supported the bill were beginning to waver because of the fierce public opposition of their constituents back home. WellPoint’s mea culpa was just what the Obama Democrats needed to push them all back into line in support of the bill.

Naturally, Democrats didn’t go airing the whole truth in such a public forum. They didn’t mention, for example, that Medicare’s claim rejection rate is higher. And they sure as shootin’ didn’t let out that, buried in the thousands of pages nobody read, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will ultimately benefit WellPoint’s bottom line hugely.

Remember what Obama said on October 18, 2011, about how important it was that he, as president, express solidarity with the Occupy protesters and redouble his commitment to achieving a society in which “people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their companies and their workers … that those folks aren’t rewarded.”

“People who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their companies and their workers.”

That would be like … Obama Democrats and their scum cronies at Brookfield … wouldn’t it?


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Three World Financial Center @

Lehman Brothers @

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Nancy Pelosi @

NYPD: Only Landlord Can Evict Occupy Wall Street Protesters From Zuccotti Park – Oct 6, 2011 @

John E. Zuccotti @

Tea Party Movement @

Coffee Party USA @

Summary of MSM coverage of Coffee Party @

WaPo highlights Coffee Party as Progressive Alternative to Tea party – Feb 26, 2010 @

CNN omits Coffee Party Founder’s Past – March 3, 2010 @

Decaffeinated Coffee Party Convention Fizzles Out – Sept 26, 2010 @

Pelosi on Occupy Wall Street Protesters: “God bless them” – Oct 6, 2011 @

Nancy Pelosi @

The Untold Story of Astroturf: Corporate-Sponsored Environmentalism – May 12, 2010 @

Occupy Wall Street @

Turn Anti-Wall Street Anger On Mitt Romney, Republicans – The Washington Post, 10/14/11 @

Obama says Occupy not that different from Tea party – October 18, 2011 @

Occupy Wall Street financial backer also supports Mitt Romney – November 18, 2011 @

Diana L. Taylor, Board of Directors, Brookfield Office Properties @

Occupy Wall Street Is Overshadowing Itself – November 9, 2011 @

Dear Occupy Wall Street, It’s time to go home – November 8, 2011 @

Possible Showdown Looms Between City, Protesters Ahead Of Zuccotti Park Cleaning – October 13, 2011 @

Hunter Biden, Second son of Vice President Joe Biden @

Lobbyist and founding partner of Oldaker, Biden & Belair lobbying firm @

2002: Brookfield Properties paid Oldaker, Biden & Bleair $100,000 to to lobby for them @

2003: Brookfield Properties paid Oldaker, Biden & Belair  $120,000 to to lobby for them @

Brookfield to merge hydro power assets into global renewable energy powerhouse @–brookfield-to-merge-hydro-power-assets-into-global-renewable-energy-powerhouse–page1

Finalizes Loan Guarantee of Nearly $170 Million to Granite Reliable Power – September 23, 2011 @

Editorial: A NH Solyndra? Wind farm gets fed loan – Sep 28, 2011 @

OWS, Zucotti and Obamacare: Connecting the dots By Michael Dorstewitz – April 25, 2012 @

Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to vacate – Oct 14, 2011 @


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Who are the One Percent?

To the extremists of Occupy Wall Street, the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans are all Wall Street vultures preying on vulnerable workers.

The reality is quite different.  For one thing, they live all over the country. For another, they are much more likely to be physicians or self-made business owners than hedge fund managers.

Some things do characterize top earners, but it isn’t race, conservative politics or even silver spoon families. (Only two in five inherited money. The rest made it on their own.)

One percenters work much longer hours than the rest of us. They are more likely to be self-employed and nearly twice as likely to be married. They also have more children (though not more cars) than middle- and upper-middle-class families.

A vast majority graduated from college and, in a whopping 27 percent of couples, both partners have advanced degrees.

They earn less than 20 percent of all pre-tax income nationally, pay more than 25 percent of all federal taxes and account for nearly 33% of all charitable giving.

So much for the idle, selfish rich myth.

The overall average income for all of the top 1 percenters nationally was $1.5 million a year. At the top end are billionaires like Warren Buffett.

At the bottom end are households that earned as little as $380,000 a year … which is $20,000 less than we pay President Obama, whose job also includes enormous perks like luxury housing and five star cuisine, round the clock security, limousine, helicopter and private jet service, and dozens of office and household staffers.

Obama also has a fortune tucked away from previous years when his book sales brought him millions in extra income. Since his book income dropped, he is no longer in the stratosphere of the top ten percent of the top 1 percent. This group of the super rich has only 120,000 tax filers in it. Their average income in 2011 was $6.8 million.

But in 2009, Obama took in $5.5 million from book sales, making him easily a member of the evil elite … or so the Occupiers would say, if they had any sense.

Although many one percenters lean toward the Republican Party, they’re far from politically homogeneous.  Just take a quick look at prominent Democrat supporters like Warren Buffett and George Soros, mega-rich entertainers like Oprah Winfrey, Michael Moore and Tyler Perry, and the goodly number of wealthy politicians.

See: The Democrats and Class Warfare

But even those who say they don’t mind paying more in taxes aren’t happy with being demonized for being hard-working and successful. Some say they fear the class warfare that Democrats and Occupiers are promoting puts their families’ safety in jeopardy. Some have been personally targeted by protesters, making their fears understandable.

One pair of the “evil, idle” one percenters interviewed by the New York Times didn’t even know about Occupy Wall Street. They are much too busy curing cancer 11 hours a day, then squeezing in some quality time with their two children to follow politics. When the slogan was explained, the wife shook her head and suggested some context was in order. She and her husband had spent fourteen years each studying and working long hours to achieve their current income level. And they are still paying off medical school loans.

Another man noted that he had built his business from scratch and is proud of it. He works hard, creates jobs and contributes to charitable causes. “I’m not hurting anyone. I’m helping a lot of people.”

One noted, “If you pay $50 million in taxes, is that fair or unfair? When a tax is specifically designated for a tenth of a percent of the economy, it’s hard not to feel targeted.”

But is this wise? Do we really want to allow the Left to demonize hard work and success?  If the pot at the end of the rainbow has nothing in it but scorn, slander and punitive taxes, who will bother to give up so much to invent a new gadget, get advanced professional training, or build the businesses that provide the products, services and jobs we all want?

Jon Lovitz slams Obama and Occupy Wall Street (Profanity Warning) [5:15]


Among the Wealthiest 1 Percent, Many Variations by Chang W. Lee – January 14, 2012

Who are the 1 percent?  NY Post editorial – January 17, 2012

Obama family 2010 income falls to $1.73 million from $5.5 million – April 19, 2011


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Occupy Astroturf

Michael Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, told a reporter “WE did not pay people to picket.”  It’s a classic dodge to answer dishonestly, while telling the truth. If by “WE” he meant the NATIONAL AFL-CIO’s money, there is still lots of wiggle room for local unions to be using funds to  astroturf at protests.

The CPAC protester who told a reporter he was being paid to be there also said he was from Local 100. The web site where the Occupy CPAC events were advertised was the Washington DC Metro Council of the AFL-CIO. Neither one is the big honkin’ national AFL-CIO that dear Michael could be thinking of when he says WE didn’t pay protesters.

Another reason not to believe Trumka?  He claimed the unions can’t afford to pay protesters.  Riiiight. The AFL-CIO spent more than $50 million to support Democrats in the 2010 elections! Of course they have money to pay protesters.

Anyway, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard people say they were paid by their union to show up at a political rally or protest. According to one source, they’ve been doing it for decades.

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