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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Made my day

This photo from today's installment of the Occupy Portland donnybrook, that is.

Comments (23)

Great photo!

And the OWS folks are looking intently at Mr. Business Man.

Click forward two photos, and you see Mr Business Man again, with the same bumper sticker and his even bigger smile. Only now the two OWS folks are leaving, rather sadly.

Maybe the reason they are leaving is that they are starting to believe the bumper sticker.

I am sad to see the city filled with cops dressed up in all black ninja turtle outfits, and young folks unemployed, and frustrated, and virging on violence.
It's not just the Wall Street liars and thieves, who have stolen our children's future, it is also the local thieves.

Not to forget that every Liar or No Docs home buyer was an equal player in the bubble scam and we don't need to far to find many thousands of them.

Also, would the Occupy crowd hang around long if the TV cameras got back to real business?

How about "Let Them Eat Cake" for a title.

I am having great trouble with no one commenting on my link. Look at God's beauty:

Secular antidisestablishmentarianism has become the predominant persuasion of this blog.

I love that pic!

Mayor creepy and soon to be official mayoral candidate Reese almost screwed the pooch today before they realized they were losing control of the police and pulled back the storm troupers. This accurately describes what I observed happen.

The police pushed people off the sidewalk and into the street then tried pushing them back into the police on the sidewalk.

Takes a pretty brave man to dress up in riot gear, holster a Glock, and pepper spray a peaceful unarmed woman!

They then sprinted down the street away from the bank making an elderly man fall(he was down away from the action) and was injured and removed by ambulance. Buses and Max were at a standstill. Suddenly the riot police were loaded up and removed. With the agitators removed people stayed on the sidewalk letting the transit commuters go home.

OK, I've been holding off buying one until now. Are they still available here?;

You're correct, Abe -- they would not hang around long if Tee-Vee cameras got back to "real business."

Of course "Real Business" would be ignoring Justin Timberlake/Bieber, celebutards, and anything else you see during sweeps week.

"Real Business" would involve critical thinking, exposing corrupt practices, revealing who really drives urban renewal and the financial industry and actually working in the public interest to earn their right to a broadcast license. But there's no money in that so we shall ignore it. So sayeth The Invisible Hand of the Market.

A couple of decent reporters at the Big O and a few lightweight muckrakers in the broadcast biz and a top-notch blog host are appreciated but insufficient.

I guess the O's spell check isn't working either.

OMG! When I clicked the Oregon live link you sent me, it went to a general article about the protests. It was only when I logged on to Bojack that I saw this pic! You made my week.

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Something bad is coming.

"Also, would the Occupy crowd hang around long if the TV cameras got back to real business?"

Really? How soon you forget...

Media Blackout of OWS

That is my building manager. I think he and the maintenance staff were enjoying the gathering outside the BofA tower.

i believe that Occupy is tired of the Portland Business Alliance Telling A Vision to Mayor Bla Bla Bla and the Fireman with show dog Pompous Nick. Employing tried and true tactics of Woopy Wampum; dressing up for a splendid display of power for the TV ... tell a vision
quack quack attack (the "O" KGW ... it's a list!) the good ole PBA. our very own 1%

Molly, Great link. It's also interesting seeing the solar panels moving around. Not only do they change to catch the most sunlight, but in the dark parts they're set to reduce drag. I guess there still is some drag up there where the ISS orbits.
All those lights - wow, 7 billion people. We're really starting to show up from space.

The lights bugged me. There are too many.

Molly, thanks for the link, very nice. My guess is the various flashes that you see are lightning storms. I especially like around 1:40 - 1:50 where the stars in space are very visible and stand out.

As for those of you who still think the folks protesting have something of value to prove or say - not so much. They threw their little temper tantrum, they pounded their little drums, they excercised their 1st amendment rights, but beyond that they've shot their wad and really need to get back to the job of finding a job. Too many lowlifes and malcontents, get out of my way, I have a life to live and a family to take care of. Choices have consequences, you made certain choices and now you are complaining about the consequences - I feel for you, but I know that every time I've been in a bad situation it's up to ME, not you, not the government, to get me out of that situation. Never thought protesting, crying in my beer or beating a drum would change my lot in life - and it doesn't, all it does is point out that you made, and continue to make really BAD choices. Choices have consequences!!!

Gads, what whiners - here is a youtube video where a couple headhunters go to 'Occupy DC' with various applications from various companies. Disney, Subway and others and here is this lady looking at the companies, complaining "Oh, that won't feed your family, and that won't feed you family. Defense jobs, we can't do that, bank jobs, we can't do that."!

Okay fine, you have your 'principles', your ethics, your morals, fine, good for you, but please stop complaining that there aren't any jobs out there. You obviously aren't hungry enough, you haven't reached a point where you ARE willing to do what it takes to make a buck. So shut up, move on, and leave those of us who learned about life alone. When you finally learned your lesson in life, then you can come back and join the rest of us. Till then, go sit in 'time out'.

I had heard someone tried to help folks find jobs in Portland - down at the 'occupy' site. Here is the video, I didn't have much respect for the 'occupy' crowd before, but this video and the other one that I posted just blew away what little respect I had.!

The N17 movement mantra was tried thousands of years ago in Judea: Warning F words.

How many of Occupy Portland are members of the nation-leading 23% on Food Stamps in Oregon?


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