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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Ted Rall

Re: “Dems Occupy Occupy

OWS marketing... keep smiling

http://legalinsurrection.com/2011/12/occup…·gal+In·sur·rec·tion%29

Posted by 5foldflats on 12/17/2011 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Dems Occupy Occupy

Screaming for material equality is a loser. Adults still want liberty and economic growth.

http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm…

Posted by 5foldflats on 12/16/2011 at 8:51 AM

Re: “The Occupiers' Choice

Pull up stakes and go home losers. And put those pallets back from wherever you stole them, you don't have the right to use them. Quit hammering nails in 150 year old trees to hang your 1st grade looking signs. Pick up your litter, rake out the "matted" grass that is dying or dead under your little tee pees. Pick up your used rigs thrown in the bushes, take a bath in your porta-pottys and go somewhere else, like your own property, you are an eye sore to Boise. 205,000 people live here and there are 25 of you...... get a clue, you are not changing a thing. Everyone is laughing at you, camping in the winter, freezing. And you want to change our country? You are the problem not the solution.

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Posted by Quazi Moto on 12/15/2011 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Dems Occupy Occupy

I thought your Obama was going to "transform our broken world".


Speaking of fixing the human condition.....
Left purrs as they make the world better with stage1 thinking.
http://bit.ly/rp5MMX

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Posted by 5foldflats on 12/15/2011 at 10:07 AM

Re: “7-7-7

Obama has been a huge disappointment, Bush was a horrible president and Obama has continued his legacy. During the campaign, Obama said that voting for McCain would be "Bushes third term" or something similar and the reality is that Obama has also been Bushes third term. So, what's the solution? Well, for me it's voting Republican - regardless of their nominee. I don't want to, but we need to send a message that failure will not be rewarded. It's a message that should have been sent loud and clear in 2004 and might have been if the nominee had been better than Kerry. Obama is a complete failure and the worst American president since...well, Bush.

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Posted by Jekyll on 12/11/2011 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

5Fold, your extreme bias and prejudice is divorced from reality. Occupy is THE factor causing progressive change in Our nation:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/06/1…

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011…

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_65/Advoc…


Seriously, it's obvious you need some help to break out of the rut of your arrested developement:

http://www.energyofmindtherapy.com/societa…–-identify-clarify-and-uphold-your-values/

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Posted by Donald Pollari on 12/06/2011 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

Sorry, can't help myself, you gotta LOVE this YouTube video of Occupiers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5N8UzSRTQ

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Posted by Gadfly on 12/02/2011 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

5 Fold--

Man it pains me to have to burst your bubble, but thought you needed to know about this:

http://moneyland.time.com/2011/12/02/occup…

Now, I believe this action is what could be termed a revolution-- and I for one am IN!

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Posted by Gadfly on 12/02/2011 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

The Parasitic Organizing Left is euthanizing the OWS movement. Whatever common ground that possibly existed at the beginning, has been devoured by the anarchist, communist, statist revolutionaries, believing their time has arrived.

All that remains for these people is a verbal push for revolution. Class warfare riffs usually only end well for totalitarians. As each day passes, the childishness of this movement becomes more apparent to all that are paying attention.

Acorn + WallStreet-Obama is now OWS + SEIU, same ideology, different clothes. I'm guessing that 90% of OWS that can find a polling place will vote AGAIN for their Obama and his soothing rhetoric that keeps his followers inline.

OWS started as the darling of the political left. Now, OWS is in the process of getting cleared out by Democrat mayors in Democrat cities. Most OWS kids still don't realize they are tools of the organized left, which devour their host and move on to another stage.

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Posted by 5foldflats on 12/01/2011 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

One thing I think is absent from the conversation is the fact that revolutionaries have always prompted reform. Reformers can do nothing unless they are juxtaposed with revolutionaries in the eyes of those in power. Reformers by themselves are just empty voices asking for change from above and are easily ignored by those in power. Reform only happens when the alternative is revolution. When revolutionaries are building pressure from below rather than asking for change from above, there is only one way to keep that pressure from exploding, and that is to reform. It is only then that those in power are willing to do anything, even give up their power and privileges through reforms, to prevent revolution.

Think of the Civil Rights Movement, would politicians have listened to people like Martin Luther King and their non-violent protests if there wasn't a Malcolm X or Stokely Carmichael giving them a clear alternative to the peaceful tactics of MLK? Would the American people have ever elected Abraham Lincoln had there not been people like John Brown to exemplify a more radical side of abolitionism ready and willing to arm and support slave uprising? Or people like William Lloyd Garrison writing in support of revolutionary abolitionism? Or would we have the right to organize, the 8 hour day, the 40 hour workweek, occupational safety, worker's compensation and unemployment insurance if there hadn't been rising popular support in America for people like Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs or Bill Haywood and their ideas? Those are only a few examples out of many, but I think the answer is loud and clear. NO!

While reformers may be wary of rising support for revolution, they should be thankful revolutionaries are making clear what's at stake if reforms are delayed or do not happen.

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Posted by TheLDSLeftist on 12/01/2011 at 2:46 AM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

Adam Carolla provides OWS analysis.

http://www.breitbart.tv/adam-carolla-expla…

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Posted by 5foldflats on 11/30/2011 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

HA! the new pics keep getting better!

The latest one screams "man with a mental illness"!

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Posted by biggb on 11/30/2011 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

Occupy LA found storing human feces. Still "all in"?

Mental illness through and through...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/30/…

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Posted by 5foldflats on 11/30/2011 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

LAPD forced to wear HazMat suites to deal with OccupyLA parasitic human debris.

Occupy Boise, you aligned with OWS for what reason? Have you completed your final draft of a strategic exit strategy?

http://patdollard.com/2011/11/lapd-forced-…

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Posted by 5foldflats on 11/30/2011 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

http://www.aim.org/video/unions-the-future…

OWS about Unions. Has been, and will continue to be, a parasitic load on the economy.

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Posted by 5foldflats on 11/30/2011 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Revolution Vs. Reform

So thousands (maybe a hundred thousand) lives lost is worth your 'cause'? Well, as long it's all people you care about and I don't know I guess that's okay. Doesn't sound so good like that, does it? Are you one of those 'get over 9/11' people? I will never get over it and I didn't know a soul killed that day. Must think you're safe in Boise. I for one hope we're civilized enough to get through this and over time (possibly quite a while) work towards something better and learn from our mistakes.

PS: Remember, all of those awful conservatives have all the guns.

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Posted by Paul in Ohio on 11/30/2011 at 10:25 AM
Posted by 5foldflats on 11/30/2011 at 9:03 AM

Re: “You Want a Job, Right?

Bill Clinton, Herman Cain, and Clarence Thomas are all it the same boat. Their fans don't really give a damn if they're lying skirt chasers. Their fans only care about ideological purity. Can't really say that I disagree with their fans.

Posted by Mick on 11/20/2011 at 2:15 PM

Re: “You Want a Job, Right?

You make a great point.

Posted by Mission4Life on 11/16/2011 at 5:49 AM

Re: “You Want a Job, Right?

Cain and his staff reacted very poorly to this whole harassment incident. Herman is always shooting from the hip. Then he retracts his statements. He has repeatedly blamed others to deflect criticism from himself, even without facts. Herman doesn't know anything about foreign policy. He surrounds himself with poor quality advisers. He has a bad temper and doesn't like to be questioned. This does NOT make for a good president.

With Cain standing next to him, his high powered attorney threatened anyone to come forward with accusations. Suddenly the media was silent. Of course people won't speak up. Sexual harassment and rape often take place in private so there is no way to prove it happened. Women often do not speak up about the assaults. Some women are more reserved and less aggressive. They don't come out swinging as a natural response.

Though he touts himself to gullible voters as a political outsider, Cain is NOT an outsider and was a lobbyist for two tobacco companies and the NRA. He is not honest about being a government outsider.

Herman Cain is not qualified to be president.

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Posted by Whiteowlstwo on 11/16/2011 at 4:15 AM

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