Archive for Sunday, January 1, 2012

Occupy protesters arrested

January 1, 2012


Eighteen protesters connected to the nationwide Occupy movement were arrested Saturday outside the presidential campaign headquarters of Republicans Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

Local police in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, say the 16 adults and two juveniles were arrested for trespass, a simple misdemeanor. Most were released later Saturday.

Dozens of demonstrators massed outside the office where Bachmann had come to rally staff and make calls to potential caucusgoers. Campaign security told the protesters not to approach the office.

Urbandale police Lt. Kent Knopf said the 10 Occupy demonstrators were arrested, handcuffed and taken away in squad cars from Bachmann’s office after they ignored security, who called police.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 2 months ago

They were arrested for trespass, not possession of pot. Did you even read the article?

But Bachman is toast. Not sure why they bothered protesting her. Wonder when she's going to do like Palin did, and give up politics to go into being a full-time celebrity.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 2 months ago

The only "acts of violence" I have seen have come from the police.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 2 months ago

Right, cus Faux Noise is " fair and balanced", right? Why don't you post a link to violence caused by the Occupiers?If you can find one. Good luck with that.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 2 months ago

What a reliably factual site, NOT!! Try again. And this time do it yourself, if you can.

ivalueamerica 6 years, 2 months ago

repeating something known not to be true to try and get others to believe it is a sign of the weak and desperate.

My grandfather always told me "Some say if you repeat a lie often enough, people believe it to be the truth, but God says if you repeat a lie often enough, you are a repeat liar"

The shoe fits.

Getaroom 6 years, 2 months ago

Hey, Happy New Year Occupiers and Obama Haters!! The Daily Stawman Chronicles CoSquawked by Chicken Little

The Day The Sky Fell on Iowa and Handcuff Zip Ties Flew!!!

What? You thought it would be pigs flying - right? Nope not yet anyway, but maybe soon if the Stockyard Corps and Pork Belly Futures Markets can figure out a way to do it through GMO and keep weight on those bacon packed pork chop vehicles. They can do it -The GOP can help!

The horrors of it all! Iowans must have literally been quaking in their stubbled fields at the very thought of these invading alien, AntiAmerican, no ID, anchor children, drug dealing, drum beating hippie, rapist, terrorists!! All of them threatening to attack their "carved in stone ideologies" and Presidential hopefuls right there in plain sight and on the sacred streets and sidewalks of Representative America. All this embarrassing public display of civil disobedience and dissent. Imagine the untold embarrassment in the eyes of the world. Oh, My Goodness Gracious!! This was just so inconvenient and at a time like this in our nations struggle to remain out of Third World status. So UnAmerican! Shame on those infidels!! Whatever will The Orville Redenbacher Corp. clan do if the soil in which the popping corn is grown has been traumatized and the crops fail for years to come - Not A Blight on Corn! Lions and tigers and bears. Take me to my happy place and place a collective hand over the childrens' and womens' eyes that may not see these atrocities committed against the Presidential hopefuls, coulda been, almost chosen ones! How could something like this have happened in The America they want back? Surely not an America that allows Elected Lawmakers unfettered access to insider trading, corn futures trading?! Surely not!

Anyway and more importantly, move over Texass, Don't Mess with Iowans! Law enforcement in Iowa showed those wealth spreading Socialists a thing or two - indeed they did. The POlice hog tied 'em and hauled their commie rump roasts to the hoosegow right where they belonged and their anchor children too. Seems what they really wanted to do was hang all those Occupiers and display the evil doers in the town square, that others might see their law breaking trespassing sins against "The People of The Biofuel(CORN)".

Looking on the bright and positive side however, imagine the boost to the local economy with all this National attention and the doe making for makers of handcuff zip ties and the good it does for the attorneys who uphold the justice system to protect the axis of evil law breakers and the fines levied upon the sinners that is going into the cities coffers!! Hip hip hurrah! Party on, Tie 'em tight and make 'em pay!

Getaroom 6 years, 2 months ago

In spite of the economic advantages and joys of this infestation, let us not fade into forgetfulness. Let the imagination swirl out of control thinking of the repercussions of this Occupy Event Horizon causing ordeal and how truly devastating it might be.

But soothe your furrowed brows dear Iowans and breathe a sigh of relief oh proud American Corn Patriots and let this be spoken:

"Your fellow cash strapped Americans stand beside you all the way through these troubled times and by the authority vested in BIG GOV, BIG GOV is sending you the best that FEMA has to offer when catastrophic events such as these strike innocent people. And further reason not to fear the furture, BIG GOV America has your back and everything else. A precious gem has ben placed in its' BIG GOV/BIG BROTHER crown, a powerful Civil Freedoms Preserving bill has been signed into law. A law Giving the BIG GOV you love unprecedented power to indefinitely detain such deniers of our freedoms, deniers such as all those Occupiers((domestic terrorists") who infested your city and likely your state. And to pay for the enforcement of this grand scheme, no new taxes upon the super wealthy will ever be seen and all GOP members promise you that. Pledges have been made by golly pledges do not lie" The jobs will begin to flow soon In Iowa and once again the brown and yellow skinned Tyson meat packers will be banished to the far reaches of the solar system and replaced with well paid nonunion willing white skinned workers and all will be well in the land of the Free (Market). Sleep now sheeples and when you awaken ......Rick Sanitorium may be President .... back to sleep now..........................

Sunny Parker 6 years, 2 months ago

Bunch of pot heads that have nothing better to do than 'occupy'! They need to go back to their momma's basement and pick their guitars!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 2 months ago

Maybe you could teach them the proper way to pick their noses.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 2 months ago

Maybe to you BAA, but not for anyone looking for facts.

Getaroom 6 years, 2 months ago

Measure twice and cut once girl. Holy Pot Pies !! I told you to recheck your scratches Chicken little and there are too many errors in those documents. I can only protect you from the typo/grammar POlice for so long and this LJW Kansas Blog is terrible wicked about that! You simply must proof more thoroughly and you know how picky Lawrence Kansans' are about their use of the English language being a UNIversity town an all. Besides a slaughter house is never far away here in Ioway.

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jafs 6 years, 2 months ago

I'm curious how many incidents there are of conservative protestors being arrested for trespassing by liberal politicians?

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 2 months ago

And why is it okay to show up at a Tea Party rally carrying a gun? Conservatives don't protest, they obstruct.

beatrice 6 years, 2 months ago

Bachmann? They have thrown away a perfectly good arrest on Bachmann? If all the other candidates currently running decided to drop out today, she still wouldn't get the nomination.

I hate this kind of grandstanding move by the protesters, even if it had been at the office of a front-runner. Bachmann and any other has the right to run and the right not to be harrassed. Let the system play itself through and let your voice of opposition be heard if you care to, but allow others to have their say and don't break laws trying to influence an election. That is just dumb.

Gregory Newman 6 years, 2 months ago

The Republican congress does not give a hoot about you and they are of your own I hates to use it “Race.” On September 28, 2010 Senate Republicans successfully blocked a bill from coming to the Senate floor that Democrats claim would help keep American jobs from going overseas. The Democratic bill would have ended certain tax breaks for companies expanding overseas while giving new tax incentives to businesses bringing jobs home.

Then on October 6, 2010 led by Ron Paul a few Republicans called for the elimination of the Federal minimum wage yet they claim they are for the American people.

Do you know that a Congressperson’s annual salary is $174,000? Yet, when one becomes intoxicated by receiving payments of upwards to $500,000 a month from lobbyist they suddenly become multi-millionaires. They have sold us out by sending and keeping the jobs overseas.

That answers for the outcry “Don’t tax the rich, don’t tax the rich.” In other words John Boehner is leading the ranks of don’t tax me as a new rich. So they will continue to protect Wall Street to stay rich.

Did you know that John Boehner has never mentioned that President Obama kept his promise to Ohioans that he would take care of them? According to the GAO (government accounting office) the state of Ohio received 52 Federal Government contracts for jobs. What did your state get?

You also allowed that frustration with the President to keep you away from the Ballot box in November 2010 which allowed those obstructionists “Tea Party folks to get in Congress.

Gregory Newman 6 years, 2 months ago

This Nation loses $60 billion a year from corporations not paying taxes and then another 100 billion a year because of the NAFTA/GATT trade agreement that was negotiated by George H.W. Bush and Carla Hill but signed by President Clinton.

At the 1992 Presidential Debate, between Daddy Bush, Clinton and Ross Perot a question was asked from a man in the audience about the danger of NAFTA/GATT that both Bush and Clinton agreed was good for this Nation.

I watched that debate and I’m not an economist but I immediately knew that it would destroy our salary structure. I also listened to all the media pundits that called Ross Perot an idiot and often a “Bozo.” But Ross Perot was right the trade agreement was unfair and conducive to China and Mexico.

Yet, he also said that the only way that those jobs will return; if the wages in China or Mexico meet somewhere half way with ours with no environmental laws and no health care and no unions.

Now therefore, you have no job because of Bill Clinton not President Obama and he also said that those jobs are not coming back.

So therefore, 95% of you have allowed your anxiety to be unjustly angry with President Obama because you expected a “Savior” instead of a President. You expected change overnight which could have been if he did not have a hateful Republican Congress to deal with. He’s Black so those old hard liners they hate him and there is a many “White” progressive’s that agrees with my statement.

It has been obvious to me that a great many of you occupiers don’t understand how government operates. Congress passes laws not the President. The President will have an agenda but it is Congress that passes the agenda that becomes law and they want him to fell. We do not operate under a dictatorship. What I assume that you would like is for him to sign a whole bunch of executive orders to kill your anxiety but that is not his character.

He may have lived in Chicago but he was not educated on the street corners near the Robert Taylor Homes or Cabrini-Green or Stateway Gardens or even Cicero learning a hustle. He is who he is but he is not a gangster. He could repeal all of those controls but he has sense enough to know that those International Bankers will make sure that he will go out like President Kennedy.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 2 months ago

Barry is a product of the Chicago political machine, bought and paid for.

Liberty275 6 years, 2 months ago

Idiots should be protesting michelle obama for spending 10 million dollars of their entitlement money on vacation, while asking them to contribute their last $3 on her husbands re-election campaign.

OWS = stupidity

Getaroom 6 years, 2 months ago

My oh my, look what the Faux liberal bait drew in today. Some mighty fine trawling indeed!

But let me delay not for there is serious business to conduct here at this late hour.

Ah, shucks Snappy, that sure was a cut to the stalk post there man, but like the honey badger of lore, The Strawman don't care. You will be pleased as punch - I am sure - knowing that the votes are all counted out here in Corn Stalk Land and you have been awarded the trophy for "Best Rapier One Liner Sound Bites of 2011"! There was not even one penultimate blogger who came close to your powers in the use of the limited pen. I am proud to say that I am super pleased to be the whipping boy for you whenever Merrill is too busy to blog.

I know some of you have been wondering how to best squeeze valuable information out of these rag tag Occupiers now that waterboarding has been put on hold for now at least. Information has been leaked out of Tea Party Headquarters by one known as "deep pockets". It appears that a secret weapon has been developed to answer the call for finding out once and for all who is behind The Conspiracy to Commit Occupation across our great land. It appears that Michelle Bachmann has been secretly sworn is as Deputy Inquisitor and you may ask why her? Many of us were asking that same question here in the heartland where fear has been struck in the souls of Iowans since the Great Occupation 0f 12 occurred. I must say this quickly because whisper quiet Blackhawk helicopters are hovering overhead as I type. The weapon is Michelle Bachmann and she will employ an unknown(until now) technique known as Lipsticking. This form of torture has not yet been classified. I must go they are coming! Order cases of lipstick remover before it is all gone. It will be your only savior. Remember how Obama took all your guns and ammo!!........No no, not the glittery glossy stuff please.......... moowah! Don't let them smack you down rise up Occupiers!

Getaroom 6 years, 2 months ago

Man that was close. As you rest comfortably in your recliners, shotguns at the ready and with the remote poised to change Sunday ball games, there are Bachmanns' agents of doom preparing millions of pigs as weapons against Occupiers. Billions of cheap additive laden lipstick tubes are being readied for application to The Lipsticking Swine. Breeders are working around the clock to produce as many of these intelligent beasts as possible and transport them the front lines of The American Occupy Threat. Once unleashed, it is difficult to know if the hastily made swine DNA modifications will allow the lipsticking porkers to distinguish between friend and foe. Do not, I repeat, do not go outside without your lipstick remover and a face mask. Whether you are Occupying the toilet, a bar stool, your car seat, or your entrenched job, that may not provide you any protection. If you love pork chops rush to buy them up right now before they are all gone forever.

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