13 Responses to “catching up…”

  1. 1 Fred
    October 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    hum . . .

    NY Mag did a small survey of OWS and found 55% didn’t vote in the midterms.


    • 2 cuphalffull
      October 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm


    • 3 theo67
      October 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      Steny Hoyer said that elections have consequences this week – and that includes whether you vote or you don’t. Those people now sleeping in the streets didn’t need to sleep in the streets – they just needed to vote, and the economy probably would have been humming along at an even better pace,and they’d probably have more prospects for the future, instead of having to recall Scott Walker or facing the prospects of a Republican-stacked Supreme Court after 2012.


      • October 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

        Steny Hoyer better worry about his fellow dems in Congress. These blue dogs are killing us not to mention the spineless democrats. I don’t hear one democrat come out verbally in support of our president, not one!

    • 5 Desraye
      October 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      Yea, I kinda knew they didn’t vote in 2010 elections.

    • October 12, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      see, this alone would make me not like them

    • 7 utaustinliberal
      October 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much for this Fred. Unfreaking believable. This is what I mean about the chaos and confusion that reigns when a group doesn’t have a concrete message. Seriously. They didn’t know what the Volcker rule was and that President Obama helped to enact it. Yet they protest Wall Street greed and lack of consumer protections. A majority of them didn’t vote in 2010. If one has the privilege of voting and doesn’t vote – except due to exigent causes – then one should STFU and quit whining and groaning. You don’t vote and now you want to bitch about Wall Street greed and bad government? Who the f*ck allowed corrupt teabaggers to gain power and now begin rolling back or trying to defund transformative regulations put in place by President Obama to protect the lazy asses of the OWS protesters. You don’t vote and the majority of you OWS identify with Nader and say PBO disappointed you. Take the look into the freaking mirror and find out that YOU disappointed him, He practically begged your lazy asses to get to the voting booth in 2010 and not give the keys back to the ones who destroyed the economy; yet you OWS people stayed home and now want to point fingers at PBO? Screw you. I bet there are many more OWS people like the 100 they polled who didn’t go out to vote. You don’t vote; you don’t get a voice. Simple as that. They would fix Wall Street with a President Elizabeth Warren. Are you kidding me? They don’t even have concrete viable solutions to solve the problem and they’re bitching at the one person (PBO) who can curb Wall Street overreach in its tracks. The fact that they see the OWS movement as a success so far shows how politically and historically naive they are. Who the heck doesn’t vote when they have that opportunity. Saudi Arabian women were practically dying for the opportunity to vote and these nitwits didn’t go out to vote. Now they want to cry over spilt milk. Cry me a freaking river!

      Are you …
      Male: 66%
      Female: 30%
      “Other”: 4%

      How old are you?
      Under 20: 10
      20–29: 50
      30-39: 15
      40-49: 9
      Over 50: 2

      Pick one: Capitalism …
      Isn’t fundamentally evil; it just needs to be regulated: 46
      Can’t be saved; it’s inherently immoral: 37
      Didn’t answer: 17

      Pop quiz!
      The proposal to prohibit banks from engaging in both client trading and proprietary trading is called …
      Glass-Steagall Act: 40
      Volcker Rule: 6
      Buffett Rule: 11
      Elizabeth Warren Bill: 11
      Didn’t Answer: 32
      The correct answer is “Volcker Rule.”

      What do you think of Obama?
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      He’s doing the best he can: 22

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      Did you vote in the 2010 midterm elections?
      Yes: 39
      No: 55
      No, but only because I wasn’t 18: 5

      Explain how you would fix Wall Street.
      “A maximum-wage law.”
      “President Elizabeth Warren.”
      “Burn it down.”

      Rank yourself on the following Scale of Liberalism:.
      Not liberal at all: 6
      Liberal but fairly mainstream (i.e., Barack Obama): 3
      Strongly liberal (i.e., Paul Krugman): 12
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      Has the occupation been a success so far?
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  2. October 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    The gentleman from North Korea… er, North Carolina

    By Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) on Wednesday afternoon mistakenly identified Rep. Larry Kissell (D) from North Carolina, as Rep. Larry Kissell (D) from North Korea.

    “At this time I’d like to yield one and a half minutes to the gentleman from North Korea, Mr. Kissell,” Michaud said, before quickly correcting himself. “North Carolina.”


    • 10 theo67
      October 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Funny! I saw on twitter that Jan Shakowski doesn’t agree with the North Korea deal – says it will be bad for American workers? Does anyone know what she’s talking about? Is this the same trade deal that President Obama delayed in order to make sure it was equitable for American workers – and he was ridiculed by the GOP for not just getting it done while he was in Asia?

  3. October 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Look at all these instances where the Daily EPA fines for big companies(violating clean water act) is amazing:


    If it is so dirty- then how long has this been going on for?

  4. 13 Mel
    October 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I watched PBO the masage he send to the Latino comunity is we are in this fight together I have talked, E-mailed
    to amny of my Latinos brother and sisters and there all are pissed as hell because the AJA bill did not pass.
    For the record the Latini comunity are very independent and a very large group of VOTERS , no one can win a
    Presidential election without their support . PBO has capture the hearts and minds and trust of our comunity
    and they will vote for him big time WE do understand of all the good things he is done since he took office and we
    want him to do well, we see PBO as a person of very high moral values a very intelligent and we are on his sidel
    The latino s are paying attention to the OWS we are more concern about Jobs. Jobs, and more Jobs. So for any asshole that
    understimate the latinos think again SI Se Puesde.

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