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Just a sample from New york's CBS affiliate's website--on Occupy Wall Street


I think "the natives are getting restless!" here's a sample of comments from the New York City CBS affiliate's website RE Occupy Wall Street and the record breaking [act of God] snowfall[apologies for the formatting]:

"BBONE I hope they all get the flu and expire. October 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | |
greg they were counting on global warming. October 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm | |
abbeyconway Good one!! oops, now its global cooling….but of course, all man made, er man, woman and transgender made. October 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm | |
carl6352 this is so funny. the first time it has snowed in new york this early right about the time the retards showed up. is mother earth telling them something? i think she is. she’s telling them to go back to the rock they crawled out of and get off the grass. lol instead of let them eat cake i say let them freeze! lol October 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | |
KTYBOFF Bring on the body bags October 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | |
Steven Senior Occubaggers are’t[sic] really that bright – mater[sic] of fact pretty darn dim!!!!! HAHA October 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | |
DawnJ I’d rather give my coats, hats, and gloves to the homeless, not this selfish, irresponsible bunch of brats. October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
Jim in Houston Maybe they could hock those iPhones and iPads to buy some cots if they are really sincere. October 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm | |
Gene Zucker They’re OWS-souls[sic]! October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
bumpkin heeheeeheeomigosh! OK. -People! They are TRYING to do something they believe in. Note is has nothing to do with work, uplifting others, or personal accountability, but…”always remember what’s taught is what’s known… the memories of children are written is stone….” (a song) …and, did they get their ideals from their parents? And, did their parents teach them common sense, like when to pull the plug on the ‘bathtub’, and just go home? If they weren’t getting PAID, you KNOW they would be gone. Hey! Maybe they signed a contract that stated if days they leave, they wont get a red cent for all the happy days they spent there- maybe they only get paid MONTHLY for being there! EEEK! October 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm | |
bumpkin heeheeeheeomigosh! OK. -People! They are TRYING to do something they believe in. Note is has nothing to do with work, uplifting others, or personal accountability, but…”always remember what’s taught is what’s known… the memories of children are written is stone….” (a song) …and, did they get their ideals from their parents? And, did their parents teach them common sense, like when to pull the plug on the ‘bathtub’, and just go home? If they weren’t getting PAID, you KNOW they would be gone. Hey! Maybe they signed a contract that stated if they go home early, they wont get paid for the days they leave, they wont get a red cent for all the happy days they spent there- maybe they only get paid MONTHLY for being there! EEEK! (This is what I THOUGHT I was posting… sorry some of it flew into cyberspace, apparently.) Don’t feel sorry for them, but don’t hate them, either. Just avoid their park. Wont be long now till the Mayor builds them a shelter… October 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm | |
Deb Budd With half a million in the bank, why are they asking for donations? Could it be they don’t want to spend their own money but prefer to beg for freebies? This is my surprised face :o October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
DawnJ Pretty much sums up their entire demonstration. October 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm | |
Sugahdaddy Any good looking hippy chicks can come to my place I’ll keep them warm…but they’ll have to leave with the rest of the trash in the morning. October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
rightcall Has anyone done an environmental impact study for the short and long term effects these ‘citizens’ are having on the local area? With the weather turning, perhaps some hot tea might be in order? October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
Temple J Now we break out the water hoses! October 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm | |
blancojoe A large snowplow going right down the middle of the park and then back up will do a nice job of cleaning up the snow and debris. If he misses anything, make several more runs. October 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm | |
Al Right OWS Movement has collected over $500,000 in donations so far, and yet they get angry when the homeless try to eat one of their 5 star chef prepared meals! How about Occupy a Soup Kitchen? Check out more of the stats on OWS at my website. October 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm | |
maggier Call home on your iPhone and ask Mom and Dad for winter stuff. October 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | |
Robert Marvin Smith The poor pitiful weevils are huddled,( i.e. Occupards) in donated blankets while their cheerleaders, the likes of Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, are basking in the warmth of their 1% manisons[sic]. What a dishonest crock of greedy hypocrites. October 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | |
D Carter Why doesn’t Soros or some other rich liberal pay for their hotel October 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | |
Swamp Thing Suck it up, trust fund babies. Snow hurts when your nanny isn’t there to take you in for a hot chocolate after your mittens get wet. October 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm | |
Rayban64 Isn’t it ironic how many things they so desperately need that those evil corporations manufacture? October 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm | |
radsupporter hold firm,, huddle together in groups and shout give us back our electricity, block the roads and demand the return of the generators,,the world has heard the message, the corrupt money based upon a screw and optimize[sic] has harmed billions of lifes[sic] and needs to end.[sick?] October 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm | |
Kingfish Best solution is to light one of the protesters on fire, it should keep the rest of them warm for about an 1/2 maybe longer if they layered their clothing. October 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm | |
What's In a Name? This is really rich, the OWS protestors are asking the homeless for cold weather survial tips, after pitching a fit and turning away the homeless because the OWS cooks were tired of feeding the homeless and the OWS crowd wants only their kind taken care of. October 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm | |
lazy losers Notice how 99% of these kids are white and lazy ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? October 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm | |
Steven Senior Yea – stupid crazy crakers October 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm | |
vera Racist! October 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | |
Betty Great, now they’ll all get sick and clog up the already overwhelmed ERs. We’ll have to foot the bill while they get back to their mommies’ basements. October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | |
Homeless are better I would rather give $$$ to a homeless begger than to a white , middle-class art major who is lazy and full of himself October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | |
Robert Marvin Smith The weevils will soon return to the comfort of Moma’s flour cannister. October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | |
AngryDunmer Here’s an idea for the OWS bunch: GO HOME! Seriously you idiots, enough is enough. Why the hell aren’t the cops arresting you morons for trespassing? October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | |
whosthis They’re asking for donations of warm clothing, blankets, etc. that at this time of the year would usually be going to the poor and homeless. Of course, they made it clear earlier this week that the homeless were not welcome in their free food lines. Looks like there is a hierarchy of the 99 percent. October 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm | |
Rich Torquato And don’t forget, the organization has $500,000 in an evil bank. October 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm | |
Michael Phillips pick up a shovel and make some money .. or are you too lazy to do that , too October 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm |"


bearded_gnome 4 years ago


will shortly put up link to the story/page.

Katara 4 years ago

Wow. You posted a link to a bunch of comments from ITGs.

Can you explain to me why I should enjoy a bunch of guys wishing bad things on people they don't know?

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

Kat, I've never known you to fail at reading. the lnk is to the article and these are a small sample of the (by now) over 200 comments.
and, what's an "ITGs" members of the Interational Trumpet Guild?

Kat, you should know by now I often speak with tongue in cheek as in "enjoy" I knew it would draw some comments.

Katara 4 years ago

ITG= Internet Tough Guy (You know the type - HWNCNBM)

bearded_gnome, you understand that you just described yourself as a troll?

Do you really want to be known as such?

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

Kat, "Kat, you should know by now I often speak with tongue in cheek as in "enjoy" I knew it would draw some comments."

though you wish to call me a troll, Kat, you should know by now I often speak with tongue in cheek as in "enjoy" I knew it would draw some comments.

does not mean the same as describing myself as a troll. "enjoy" would be the equivalent of ""have at it."

thank you for reading.

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

ooops, should read "zuccotti."
for that, I am lashing the staff member responsible at this time.

beatrice 4 years ago

Reading the first comment from someone hoping that all the OWS people -- fellow Americans, mind you -- "get the flu and expire" was all I needed to see. The rest just confirmed the ugliness.

In better times, hoping that people just die because you disagree with their political views would have made a person stand out as an anti-American fanatic. Today, it is apparently accepted as the norm. That is just sad, even if it is predictable.

I personally am not in favor of the overall tactics of the OWS group and would never camp out as they are doing. I also feel much more of the anger they are voicing should be directed at Washington, and hopefully it will be during coming elections. However, I had no idea the extreme level of hate people are directing at their fellow Americans for protesting. Thanks gnome for sharing this and letting us know just how over the top the reactions to the OWS protesters can be.

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

Bea, you're welcome. I also do not wish them to die.
you should read on though. some of the comments are quie funny.

indeed, Mr. Obama and washington really is the source of te problem.

I a agree with them that bailouts are wrong and that Mr. Obama's SEC totally failed.

however, many of the OWS throw the "criminal" word around applying it to anyone with more money than them, or people they deem "wealthy." that's just wrong.

Bea, I posted this because much of the comments are from New Yorkers themselves. the "natives" have had enough of the Occuhippies.

Katara 4 years ago

Do you really find some of the comments funny?

Why don't you post a few that you find humorous?

I see you are applying the "Well, they do it too," argument. My kids have figured out that doesn't fly. Why haven't you?

jafs 4 years ago

It was Mr. Bush's SEC that failed miserably, not Obama's.

They received numerous reports on the Madoff scam, and failed to do anything about it.

The fellow who reported that this investment couldn't possibly be legit described them as being unable to find home plate in a baseball stadium.

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

Bea, upon further reflection and my memory I should have added this:

I well remember your compatriots posting on here cheering the fact that GWB choked on a pretzel. some on here joked about sending him pretzels hoping he would die.

other leftists said we had to accept a play and a book telling how to assassinate GWB.

personally, I received three threats of bodily injury during '06 and '07 from peacenicks as pm's on this board.

so please don't get all 'holier than thou!'

beatrice 4 years ago

Bearded, just so you know, I will get however I choose to get. If you find me to be holier than thou, that is on you. Nowhere am I saying on "side" has a lock on calling others names and saying ridiculous, un-American things about others. I just find it interesting that people who would get really upset about people saying bad things about one group are so quick to turn around and do it to another group. How quickly we applaud those things that by others we claim to hate. You are celebrating a bunch of messages that are mean-spirited, at the very least.

Somehow, I doubt a "peacenick" threatened you. I'm not denying you were threatened, but it wouldn't have been by a "peacenick." Your choice of insult seems off. Kind of like people who call KKK members "Christains". Some actions, by their vary nature, preclude using certain terms to describe some people. Peaceniks are for -- get this -- peace. They aren't into the whole threatening, violence thing. Sounds to me like you just got threatened by someone who doesn't like what you had to say, but they wouldn't have been a peacenik.

Finally, if you believe that all problems in Washington are a result of Obama and no other presidents before him (or who will come after him, be it in 1.5 or 5.5 years), then there is little more to discuss. That isn't accurate nor rational.

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

Oh Kat,

please see the above reply to Bea.

I think the actual issue for you Kat is you're still pi$$ed at me for even questioning your beloved Jen about her using multiple computers to 'get around' the couponer's intentions.

please just take a chillpill. and thanks for the translation of ITG.

Katara 4 years ago

I am not upset about Jenn's blog but if it makes you feel better to believe that, go on ahead.

I don't wish to call you a troll. Your description of yourself meets the definition of troll. I was pretty surprised that you would describe yourself as such.

Again, you use the "they did it too!" argument. If it is wrong for the "left" to do so, then why is it okay for the "right" to do so?

fancy80 4 years ago

Sort of similar to tweeting that we should kill Sarah Palin. it is very ugly, but don't kid yourself, it is equally ugly on both sides.

classclown 4 years ago

beatrice (anonymous) says…

In better times, hoping that people just die because you disagree with their political views would have made a person stand out as an anti-American fanatic. Today, it is apparently accepted as the norm.


I disagree. That particular attitude has been around for a very long time. I've heard various expressions of hoping a person who got under your skin would "just go ahead and die" since I was a child.

I agree with you that it's a sad commentary on life in these United States and perhaps even elsewhere in the world, but it's not as rare or new as you think it is. Nor is it limited to any particular political persuasion or status one's life may have.

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

plus many of those associated or in the "occupy" gatherings have been: arrested; committing violence; calling for violence against "the wealthy;" calling for violence against "the jews."

Katara 4 years ago

Can you show some credible proof of those statements?

Snap & BAA couldn't. Can you do better than them?

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

okay Kat, this is getting tiresome.

Patricia Mcallister, one of the organizers of Occupy LA is on video saying that "the jews have been kicked out of 150 countries" and it is time to kick them out of ours. there and in at least two other sites, video shows multiple occuhippies speaking similar violence against the jews. I don't have time, it is late, to go find these videos fr you, but if you try you can find them yourself.

the way over a thousand arrests are in the news, just add up from wire reports over the past five weeks: new york nearly a thousand; Atlanta about 200; oakland about 130; LA a couple dozen that I knew of; chicago totals about 200. plus arrests have been reported in Ohio, elsewhere in California, NV, etc.
in oakland, the police only responded after being hit with bottles, rocks, and "hazardous material."

Katara 4 years ago

I see. You wish to avoid the burden of proof.

You are unable to come up with the info to back up your statements.

I agree. it is getting tiresome. I tire of people who can't back up their statements.

Katara 4 years ago

Oh, I did try to verify your statement about one of the organizers of the Occupy LA movement making anti-Semitic statements.

Your "facts" are incorrect. Patricia McAllister is not an organizer in the Occupy LA movement. She is an individual protester. The organizers of Occupy LA denounced her statements.

"Unsigned comments posted Thursday on its website, OccupyLosAngeles.org, said “Ms. McAllister in no way reflects the thinking of anyone I’ve spoken to since the beginning of this experiment in direct democracy. If someone with similar views makes themselves known, they will be asked to find another venue.”

“If there are people who have used the Occupation Movement as a vehicle to make inappropriate remarks elsewhere, especially over the Internet, we can only denounce them and their message. Consider this a formal denouncement,” the website also added."

You could not even get the hateful quote correct.


Additionally, Ms. McAllister lost her job with the LA USD as a result of her statements.

How difficult is it for you to post actual facts rather than made up things? It does not take much effort.

You are so wanting to believe these people to be bad people because they believe differently than you that you are willing to post statements with such inaccuracies and untruth.

George Lippencott 4 years ago

Anybody know what the group stands for yet??

I am part of the 99 and they do not yet speak for me. How many of the 99 are not treally on board?? At least some of those posting above.

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

George, I'm likely both poorer than about all the posters on here ( except Waka1) and likely as well or better educated than most on here. however, the occuhippies certainly don't speak for me either.

I do not wish to see: "a revolution;" or bigger government.

it is always wrong to decide when somebody else has enough money, call them "rich" or "wealthy" and then demand the government take their money on that basis.

George Lippencott 4 years ago

Hi, I think we are in part agreement. I do think I have an input on wealth when it is earned directly or indirectly through manipulated government action. see:


deec 4 years ago

I think many Occupiers would agree with your graphic. The chief difference between the Tea Party and Occupy is that the Teas see the problem as one sided. They know the government is corrupt, but don't acknowledge that the "elite" are the ones who are corrupting them. Occupiers also have a sense that it is a global, rather than national problem. Ireland and England bailed out their banks. Ireland has a housing market in the same fix as we do. Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are teetering on the brink. Greece may refuse to sign the latest bailout without a referendum; I don't think the Greek citizens will approve it, If not, the whole global financial house of cards collapses. http://dailybail.com/home/holy-bailout-federal-reserve-now-backstopping-75-trillion-of.html http://www.unelected.org/audit-of-the-federal-reserve-reveals-16-trillion-in-secret-bailouts

classclown 4 years ago

bearded_gnome has turned into a threader!

bearded_gnome 4 years ago

Hi CC, I'm sorry about that. in general I try to avoid the threaddedeeddededddedness.

verity 4 years ago

I read a few lines of this blog and then realized there was no reason to waste my time with nothingness which was apparently designed to annoy and precipitate more food fighting.

All this unending back and forthing about people involved in the OWS protests allows us to ignore what the anger is really about.

Our government is not working. You may disagree on why it is not working and what should be done about it, but I think most agree that it is not working as it should. That's what the discussion should be about. It would be a good thing if people approached this discussion with open minds rather than the blind ideology so often displayed. Throwing around the words "liberal" or "conservative" as epithets is childish, not informative. Seeking to annoy people is not logical or rational, unless you want to cause confusion and deflect from the real issues.

The fact that the middle/working classes are sinking lower and lower while a few are making record profits should make everybody take pause. That, in the end, is not good for the economy or for our society.

Our government has been bought and sold to the highest bidder. That is where our concern should be, not futile arguments about OWS. We are in this together, no matter what our beliefs are.

deec 4 years ago

I agree. Rather than casting aspersions and arguing over tactics and political labels, those opposed to the Occupy movement would care to address the issues that the Occupy movement is addressing, such as income inequality, the bank bailouts, politicians in the pay of corporations, federal regulations written by the corporations they are supposed to regulate, or the trillion dollars of outstanding student loan debt which will likely be the next bubble to break. What are your proposed solutions?

verity 4 years ago

  1. Vote

  2. Educate voters

  3. Publicly funded elections with very limited amounts of money to be spent

  4. Teach people critical thinking skills

Not necessarily in order of importance. Certainly not all inclusive, but I think that these are necessary for any progress to be made.

verity 4 years ago

We will never all agree on what needs to be done, but at least we should be having a reasonable conversation and we should be listening to each other. We need to realize that compromise is unavoidable and not a dirty word. That is the only way government or any other entity will ever work.

The founding fathers were very forward looking and did an amazingly good job, but they could not see the future. We do not live in the same world that they did. They looked at history and what their current situation was and moved forward from there. We need to do the same. We have to realize that the role of government has to change to meet our changing needs. We can't go back to some idealized past that probably never existed.

Katara 4 years ago

This is why I like you as a poster :)

Neither side seems to be too interested in doing something productive. I, too, don't get why compromise is considered a dirty word and a bad thing. You get something. I get something. Very little is an all or nothing situation.

We can agree that the government is broken. Let's start there and instead spreading misinformation, let's gather actual facts and work with those.

verity 4 years ago

Thank you, Katara. Obviously and unfortunately, it seems that many people on these boards want to continue the flinging and misinformation contest rather than look for answers and solutions or carry on useful conversations. One learns quickly who to skip over and who to take the time to read and consider.

George Lippencott 4 years ago

Both of you above - here are some solutions. I don't think solutions are the problem. I think we can not even agree on the problem.


beatrice 4 years ago

I love the use of the word "hippies" around here. It is like reading an internet conversation by Archie Bunker.

Sorry, but the "hippies" are a relic of the past. So are the arguments against "hippies." The OWS group don't appear to be any single type, really. They are just people frustrated with many different things in our world today.


deec 4 years ago

I understand some posters are still convinced that all the Occupy participants are dirty hippies and lazy students. Here is a link to a site where people from all walks of life explain why they support the movement, including some who say they are in the 1%:. http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/archive Regarding the other problems I asked about, what are your solutions to income inequality (really, "just get a job" doesn't work when there is 9% unemployment and 15% underemployment); corporations helping to write the regulations they are supposed to follow; bank bailouts, etc.? Some of the suggestions I've heard from Occupy are reinstatement of Glass-Steagall; a full nonpartisan audit of the Federal Reserve, and overturning Citizens United via legislation or a constitutional amendment.

jafs 4 years ago

Some of their ideas are good ones.

But, the idea of overturning a US SC decision by the legislature is fraught with dangers.

For one thing, we could get into a battle between the SC and the legislature, with each one overturning the other's actions, which seems pointless.

For another, it would drastically change the balance of powers between the two branches, greatly increasing the power of the legislature, and decreasing the power of the judiciary.

It is certainly something that should be seriously considered before even thinking about actually doing it.

An interesting question - if we passed a constitutional amendment that conflicted with CU, what happens then?

deec 4 years ago

There is precedent to do so, for example the repeal of prohibition. Various anti-abortion laws have been made at the federal level to nibble away at Roe. It is not a new thing for the legislature to make laws to circumvent the Supreme Court's decisions.

jafs 4 years ago

That's not true at all.

Prohibition was a constitutional amendment, passed and then repealed by the legislature.

That's very different from their proposal.

And, again, making new laws to get "around" SC decisions is very different from "repealing" them. The first is the balance between the powers as intended, with a back and forth influence, while the second alters that balance.

deec 4 years ago

The 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment.

jafs 4 years ago


One constitutional amendment repealed another - there was no SC decision involved.

That's a perfectly normal process of the legislature.

jafs 4 years ago

That is very interesting.

Apparently one can overturn SC decisions with constitutional amendments - I learned something.


I wonder where the underlying reasoning for that can be found and what it was - the two links just state that it can be done.

verity 4 years ago

Thank you, 1977, for your attempts at rational and logical discussion and for refraining from name calling. You have certainly added to the conversation.

Katara 4 years ago

Again, can you show some proof violence is beginning and will escalate?

You had rocks & bottles thrown at Occupy Oakland. What other instances have there been to indicate that OWS is or will be more violent than other protests?

deec 4 years ago

OWS is a leaderless movement, so there are no "presidents". According to the latest Gallup poll, we have 8.4% unemployment and 17.8% underemployment in the U.S. "Getting a job" is not a solution. How do you propose, really, to address the fact that 50 million people do not have health insurance? How do you propose to get corruption out of government? How do you think we should address the undue influence of money in elections?

beatrice 4 years ago

A back from the dead zombie calling others zombies. Now that is rich.

deec 4 years ago

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/14/tea-party-co-founded-expresses-support-for-occupy-wall-street/ “Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party’s own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!”

deec 4 years ago

I'm sure not all Teas support the Occupy movement, by way of having become a mouthpiece of Koch's astroturf organizations. I can post the link to the convention where the organizers were bragging about how many Tea Parties they organized again if you'd like. I understand many who support the Tea positions are not aware they are an astroturf organization. I understand they sincerely believe government is too big and too corrupt. However, government is corrupted by business. The Teas understand that the bailouts were wrong; so do the Occupiers. We are on the same side. Unless you make $340,000 or more per year, you are in the 99%.

Cait McKnelly 4 years ago

Just to add a little fuel to the fire, guess what cropped up today? It seems the former governor of New Jersey, who is now head of an investment firm, has had the firm file bankruptcy and literally hundreds of millions of dollars have "gone missing". All I can do is shake my head and hope to god none of my husband's 401K funds are involved. http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=BLOOM&date=20111101&id=14461953

Flap Doodle 4 years ago

& what party does that miscreant belong to?

Cait McKnelly 4 years ago

The Dems. I have no problem being open with that. I'm fed up with both parties being on the "corporate payroll". And you should be too!

Katara 4 years ago


You are going to make fun of a mistake in a notice & not go after the guy above who can't even spell the New Jersey's governor's name correctly?

If typos are all you have, Snap...

pace 4 years ago

I notice so many attacks are personal, denigrating the person, not arguing the issues. We should not be afraid to argue but we should be ashamed to name-call like 8 year olds.

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