Occupy Updates

Acting as an Occupier

Anne Hathaway, one of the highest paid actresses in Hollyrock was recently seen at an Occupy Union Square Rally hanging out with the 99% (the commoners). Anne is reportedly worth about 58 million dollars. That could pay for a few of the protestors’ student loans. I wonder if she offered?

Hathaway & Shulman


The way she was dressed, it appeared that Ms. Hathaway didn’t want to be recognized. Wonder why? Her boyfriend, Adam Shulman, joined her at the march. He is also an actor & a graduate of Brown University. Maybe he wants the evil 1% to pay his student loan?

How much does one have to be worth to be the evil 1%? Just asking.

The protestors she was with eventually tried to retake Zuccotti Park where hundreds of protestors & police were injured. It can’t be confirmed that she was there at that time.

Gimme Shelter

OWS (Occupy Wallstreet) leaders, you know, the 99%, have decided the great outdoors just isn’t for them. I can’t say I blame them. It’s getting a little chilly in New York. I wouldn’t want to sleep outside either.

They must be bunking with their people & have found warmth in a church basement or homeless shelter. You know, solidarity & all that.

Well, it turns out that’s not quite happening. A couple of the hypocrites, I mean leaders, have decided to scrap the not so great outdoors & check into the $700.00 per night ‘W Hotel’ in downtown New York City.

The Hotel boasts the promise that guests can “Unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko”.

Well isn’t that nice, being that Gordon Gekko, of course, is the poster child of the unwashed masses. Why wouldn’t they want to unleash him, as it were?

One the lucky winners of life’s lottery is Peter Dutro. Peter is part of the OWS finance board that looks after the donations for the movement amounting to about a half a million dollars to date. Dutro is quoted as saying, “It takes a society to build wealth” and that the OWS movement is all about economic equality.

Really Pete? Is that who paid for your swanky room; society? Maybe you took it from the fund? I’m guessing probably not, but isn’t that what any good liberal would do, demand someone else pay? By the way, he lives only a short taxi ride away in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

As an aside, anyone with a neck tatoo is ok in my book.

The other gent is Brad Spitzer. No relation to Eliot Spitzer. At least he has that going for him. He is an associate at financial-services giant Deloitte, which netted $29 billion in revenue last year.

Hold it, Financial Services? You mean a big bank? Maybe he’s really a spy or a double agent working with OWS to infiltrate the inner sanctum of evil & not just getting wealthy on the backs of the common folk.

Spitzer said: “I’m staying here for work. I do finance, but I support it still”. He added: “Tents are not for me”.

Brad invites protesters to join him in luxury at the Hotel to party like the 1%.

Both have been seen at the protests.

I guess this isn’t hypocritical. I don’t begrudge anyone who wants to spend that kind of money on a room as long as it’s their own. I don’t care if someone wants to protest or march for whatever cause, provided it’s peaceful.

Just don’t preach that it takes a village & we all need to be equal as your entering your swanky hotel.

I Got the Dues Payin Blues


The SEIU (Service Employees International Union), one of the most corrupt organizations this side of ACORN has been discovered to be worse yet. Is that possible?

Yes, yes it is.

In the latest discovery of abhorrent behavior, the SEIU is confiscating money from the caregivers of families with special needs children & adults. Ok, it’s not exactly that simple. It never is with these organizations.

These caregivers are forced to be part of the union & thus forced to pay Union dues.

Maybe these home care workers should be unionized. For the record, I don’t agree, but that’s not the point of this article.

To shed some light on this, let’s go back to the commencement of the Michigan program.

In 2005, the MQCCC (Michigan Quality Community Care Council), also known as the MQ3C, was created. The council kept a registry of home care providers, but its main function was to be the so-called government “employer” for some 45,000 private home care aides. These home care providers are independent contractors, but are still forced to become dues paying members of SEIU Healthcare Michigan.

In 2006, under then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich, SEIU began a collective bargaining agreement with the MQ3C in which dues were automatically skimmed off the money payed to MQ3C by Medicaid. How much could that possibly be? About 6 million dollars a year.

So this has been going on for almost six years. Wait, it gets worse.

In May of this year the Michigan legislature ended the funding for the MQ3C program with an expiration date of September 30th.

How strange it is that even after the program expired, the dues are still being taken off the top of the Medicaid payments by a defunct department & sent to SEIU.

Angela Minicuci, public information officer for the Michigan Department of Community Health would not explain how a defunded agency continues to operate.

“For the state to operate a dubiously formed government entity that has been defunded by the Legislature seems unprecedented,” said Patrick Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. “But such shenanigans aren’t entirely surprising given the origination of this agency and the machinations to preserve it for the sake of skimming ‘union dues’ from independent contractors.”

Could this get any worse? Yes, yes it could.

See, all this finally came to light when the Haynes family of Michigan was recently spotlighted.

They receive money from the state of Michigan through Medicaid. They are not home healthcare workers.

Robert & Patricia Haynes take care of their 2 adult children in their home. Both their son & daughter, ages 30 & 34, are stricken with cerebral palsy & rely wholly on Robert & Patricia for their care. Rather than institutionalize the children, the Haynes’ have elected to care for them in their home. Mighty admirable, I’d say.

In the, one size fits all mentality of the state & SEIU, the parents are considered home healthcare workers. Hello Obamacare. Naturally they must be part of the union & thus must pay monthly dues.

“We’re not home health care providers — we’re parents taking care of our children,” Haynes told the Detroit Fox affiliate.

This is the problem with public employee unions as a whole. They support politicians that write laws that bolster the unions & the unions, through the dues they forcibly collect, funnel the money right back to the politicians to get them reelected.

And the Socialist of the Year goes to…….

Conyers in Atlanta

Could you imagine this speech to this group even 10 or 15 years ago? Open for all to see & hear & no one cares who sees or hears? How far we have sunk in such a short time.

At an awards ceremony of the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America, Michigan democrat representative John Conyers says, “This system, this capitalist system, is broken and may be nearly unrepairable, because the regulatory forces in the government are not willing to step to the plate.” He claims there aren’t any regulations on the brokers, banks & such because the regulators don’t know what they’re doing. He continues to explain to the group that the Occupy events are just like the early days of the civil rights struggle. He neglects to mention that they in the sixties were struggling almost exclusively against southern democrats, but I digress. Conyers claims, “We’re helping make America the democracy that it has yet to become. This is going to be the most important 12 months in American history in the 21st century.” Scary as that sounds, it may just be John.

Observation: Ever notice what the vocation of almost all these lefties is? Lawyers or law professors. Have anyone of these people ever been involved in a real business, ever made anything? Have they ever really dealt with the real world?

Back to Conyers. Come on John. There is not enough government regulation & oversight? Honestly? Who thinks that?

Dodd-Frank

Yes, that is what our government is known for, hands off policy. And saying that they want a democracy is admitting they don’t really understand what it is, or do know & that is worse. I think it is the latter. Those writing the rules and crafting the regulations know exactly what they’re doing.

The founders were quite clear of their feelings toward democracy. It’s mob rule.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. I like that one. Some have attributed it to Ben Franklin, but I can’t confirm.

Franklin-Adams-Jefferson

Alexander Hamilton, “It had been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience had proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.”

James Madison: “Democracy was the right of the people to choose their own tyrant
John Adams: “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

James Madison: “Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.”

Karl Marx: “Democracy is the road to socialism.”

In the long run throughout history you will find socialism is a myth. It is simply a bridge to some other form of rule. Socialism will eventually morph into communism or fascism.

According to Conyers & his ilk, this is indeed what they want. They hope to be the chosen tyrants.

Attribution: New Zeal

Ridin the Pipeline

Not that Pipeline!

Let me begin by saying that I am not a scientist, but I am a thinker & can do actual research when it is necessary, although thoughtless clichéd talking points would take a lot less time.

If you haven’t heard, an oil company, Transcanada, wants to build an oil pipeline from the tar sands inside Canada travelling through several midwest states and ending up in Texas.

The proposed Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project is approximately 2,673-kilometers (1,661-miles)long. The 36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline would begin at Hardisty, Alberta and extend southeast through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. It would incorporate a portion of the Keystone Pipeline (Phase II) through Nebraska and Kansas to serve markets at Cushing, Oklahoma before continuing through Oklahoma to a delivery point near existing terminals in Nederland, Texas to serve the Port Arthur, Texas marketplace.

Sounds good, right? Aren’t we all looking for a path to energy independence? This is clearly one of those paths, not to mention all the private sector jobs it would create.

Evidently, we are not all looking for that. Here is just one more shining example of the green lobby standing in the way.

Todays environmentalist wacko reason is the preservation of the massive Ogallala aquifer.

Ogallala Aquifer

The Obama administration has decided to put the brakes on the project so that more environmental impact studies can be done. They say a decision will be made in 2013. The state of Nebraska is also trying to stop the pipeline or have it rerouted away for the aquifer. Great news. Environuts win over common sense again.

Digression: I believe the real reason for the delay is so as to not piss off one of their wacko voting blocks prior to an election. They are not doing well with the regular folks so they can’t afford to have any of the lefties sit the election out.

Because of the delay, Canada’s oil-sands industry could just decide to bypass U.S. markets altogether and sell fuel directly to China using a pipeline through western Canada to the shores of the Pacific.

The Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the decision to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may kill the project and could add momentum to efforts to open up the Asian market for Canadian oil.

Jim Flaherty

“The decision to delay it that long is actually quite a crucial decision,” Flaherty told Bloomberg News at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Honolulu. Flaherty adds, “I’m not sure this project would survive that kind of delay.”

Are we all hearing this? They are not just going to sit on their collective hands forever & they won’t bullied.

An industry consultant who headed the federal pipeline safety agency under the Bush administration said any changes probably would mean building a longer pipeline than TransCanada originally planned. That could expose the project to still more objections because a longer pipeline has more points at which it can fail.

“You could set this pipeline up for a death by a thousand cuts: Next, year, the new route’s not good enough,” consultant Brigham McCown said. “I’m very skeptical about the fairness of the process at this point.” You are right to be skeptical. The most vocal opponents plan to keep up their fight regardless of the route.

The environmental group Friends of the Earth are among those most vocal opponents.
“I don’t think there is an alternative route that solves the problems of this project,” said Damon Moglen, the group’s climate director.

Lefty eviroloon James Hanson wrote in the publication Alternet about the pipeline, “It will be game over for the planet”. The whole planet? Really James? Oh, guess who funds the aforementioned Alternet? The devil himself, George Soros.

What makes this worse is David & Charles Koch, yes the evil conservative Koch Brothers, are investors in the Keystone project. These devils want to front their own money on this project instead of receiving a government grant or loan guarantees. What’s wrong with these people?

It is abundantly clear to me. These groups want this project killed, whatever the cost. No oil, no security, no jobs.

Just how much oil? The pipeline will provide between 500,000 to 700,000 barrels of oil a day.

Just how many jobs? There are many and varied estimates on the amount of jobs it would create in the U.S.
I’ve seen anywhere from 1,000 to 50,000. The industry consensus is about 20-30,000. The good people opposing the pipeline have estimated no more 6,000. So let’s just find a happy medium & say about 15,000 new jobs. That’s not bad. The best part is they are private sector jobs. We don’t need to borrow from the Chicoms, & the treasury doesn’t need to print any more Monopoly money.

These are also, I guarantee, not minimum wage jobs. These people will have to buy food, housing, transportation, clothing, entertainment, etc. How many more jobs will that create, thousands?

But what about the Aquifer? An oil spill would certainly ruin it for all time (just ask James Hanson).

The short explanation involves rate of percolation, deep drainage, recharge rates & such.

The aquifer is found from 15 to 90 meters (50 to 300 feet) below the land surface.

Groundwater recharge or deep drainage or deep percolation is a hydrologic process where water moves downward from surface water to groundwater & to the saturated zone. Recharge & percolation rates vary by amount of precipitation, soil type, vegetation cover and being that this region is semi arid, averages less than 25 millimeters (1 inch) annually for the region as a whole.

Nonscientist, commonsense alert: So if surface water barely percolates to the aquifer, how would oil, which is lighter than water? If there were to be an oil spill, it seems to me, they would have more than ample time to clean up the spill before it got anywhere close to the saturation zone.

So let’s see if I have this straight. We can’t drill in Alaska, off the west coast, off the Atlantic coast. The gulf drilling has been severely hampered due to the bogus BP, end of the world environmental disaster.
Have we heard anything of the BP spill? No? Wonder why? Because it had almost no lasting impact on the environment. Mother earth cleaned it up almost entirely by her little self. Oil, a naturally occurring substance was cleaned up by other naturally occurring substances.

Now we can’t move someone else’s oil across our country. Next they’ll us we can’t harvest whales for our lanterns.

Is Cain Able?

The following clip aired on Mark Levin’s radio show this past Monday. Why have we not heard any of this? We are so quick to condemn & abandon what could be a very good & honest man. We don’t know. If it is left to the Drive By Media, the truth will never come out.

Why is no one asking questions of these women? Once again we have journalistic malpractice on parade.

Why does Ms. Bialek need to employ any attorney, much less the well-known publicity hound, Gloria Allred? She’s not going to sue Mr. Cain. If one is telling the truth, what’s the lawyer for?

The great conservative sage, Karl Rove says that Allred “gives Ms. Bialek’s charges and accusations a little bit of credibility, and that’s what we’re talking about here — credibility.” Really Karl?
It’s common knowledge, or at least should be, that Karl is a progressive republican, just like his former boss, ‘W’. It is also bloody obvious Rove hates the Tea Party & anyone we may give a modicum of support to.

I don’t know if Cain is who these women say he is & neither does anyone else. I do know that if these charges were made against our president there would be nothing but silence & excuses. The accusers would be persecuted relentlessly (eg. Clinton).

Is there not a single major media journalist with the courage to look into these stories?

Now we have woman number 2, Karen Kraushaar. She made a sexual harassment claim against Cain in 1999. Kraushaar is in the current employ of the Obama Justice Department. Mere coincidence.

A few years later, working for the INS (Immigration & Naturalization Service), she filed another complaint. It wasn’t for harassment. She was in a car accident in 2002. She made requests to work from home, but apparently was not seriously enough hurt, so the request was denied. She then filed a claim for several 10’s of thousands of dollars, a year-long fellowship at Harvard University, a pay raise & all her sick time reinstated. By the way, she was not hurt on the job.

When asked about that incident she claimed it was a “relatively minor” claim & couldn’t recall the details. Really? But I bet you recall every detail of the Cain encounter some 3-4 years earlier.

She did sign a confidentiality agreement regarding the alledged Cain harrassment. When did that lapse? Cain has run for office before. Why wait for now?

I’m quite sure we will have a circus press conference with more than just these two women & their attorneys. I am also sure there will be no questions of credibility asked.

Ask all the questions of Herman Cain that can be reasonably asked, but do a little investigation of the accusers. Let’s find the truth. He has volunteered to take a lie detector test. Have they?

Here is an interesting update. Evidently, Mr. Cain has already taken a lie detector test of sorts, and so has Ms. Bialek. Watch this.

In closing, if the truth ever does reveal itself, I bet we’ll find Cain to be innocent & these women have been put up to this by someone like Axelrod, Daley or maybe even Rove.

Attribution: CBS News, The Blaze.com.

Never a Dull Moment

Vancouver
A woman in her 20’s was found dead in a tent at the Vancouver Occupy campsite of a drug overdose this past Saturday. To his credit, the Mayor Gregor Robertson directed the city manager to clear the park.

Lauren Gill, an organizer at the camp said the girl’s death proves the need for more services for addicts in the city. Who’s a good socialist? That’s always the answer, isn’t it. More government.

Gil described her as “a bright, energetic, beautiful, kind, passionate, artistic youth” and said she’d known her for several years. I thought she was a drug addict?

After the incident reporters began to be roughed up & one cameraman was knocked to the ground.

Sounds just like a Tea Party event.

Washington D.C.
Saturday night saw another incident at the D.C. Occupy event.

Hundreds of Occupiers linked arms to block city streets.

A family of three protesters were hit by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was not charged. The three, however, were ticketed.

According to 2 witnesses, the accident was unavoidable. The family had a different account.

Lt. Christopher Micciche of the D.C. police said the witnesses told police the 3 jumped in front of the vehicle & one apparently leaped onto the hood.

I, for one, would never believe the fuzz. Next weekend I think I’ll take my kids downtown & show them how to jump in front of moving vehicles. It’s those memories that last a lifetime.

Zuccotti Park, New Yory City
Eminent Domain strikes the park campsite. Organizers are ordering individual tents be removed in some areas and replaced with larger community tents. These larger tents will have access restricted to only certain people. That’s discrimination!

After more than a few rapes & sexual assaults have occurred at the site, the folks in charge have decided to raise a female-only tent.

That sparked talks of separate tents for homosexuals, transgenders, married folks, etc. So every group will eventually have their own tent.

Evidently the female tent will be policed by only females.

This does not sound like the all tolerent, all inclusive community I thought it would be (laugh). It’s sounds like forced segregation. It sounds like, dare I say it, the 1%. Walling off good peaceloving people. Telling them they can’t come in here. Mr. Organizer, Tear Down This Wall!

San Diego
Here’s thanks for ya.
The Owners of a pair of Hot Dog vending carts had to close up at their Civic Center Plaza location.
The Occupy protestors gave thanks to the vendors for their generosity in providing free food & coffee. How, you say? By splattering the carts with blood & urine.

The owner of the carts initially gave away food & drinks but apparently could not continue to do so forever. That’s when things got ugly. I guess free food & drink is now a right.

They also stole items & spray painted graffiti on the carts.

The owner of the carts said she may not be able to clean them sufficiently & they may have to be replaced. A good new cart costs in excess of $2000.00, not to mention the 2 operators that are now unemployed.

What’s not to like about this bunch?

Attribution: The Blaze.com