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.

Joke of the Day

50,000 blondes meet in a football Stadium for a “Blondes Are Not Stupid” Convention.

The Convention leader says, “We are all here today to prove to the world that blondes are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer?”

A blonde gingerly works her way through the crowd and steps up to the stage.

The leader asks her, “What is 15 plus 15?” After 15 or 20 seconds she says, “Eighteen!”

Obviously everyone is a little disappointed. Then 50,000 blondes start cheering, “Give her another chance! Give her another chance!”

The leader says, “Well since we’ve gone to the trouble of getting 50,000 of you in one place and we have the world-wide press and global broadcast media here, gee, uh, I guess we can give her another chance.”

So he asks, “What is 5 plus 5?”

After nearly 30 seconds she eventually says, “Ninety?”

The leader is quite perplexed, looks down and just lets out a dejected sigh — everyone is disheartened, the blonde starts crying and the 50,000 girls begin to yell and wave their hands shouting, “GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE!”

The leader, unsure whether or not she is doing more harm than good, eventually says, “Ok! Ok! Just one more chance — What is 2 plus 2?”

The girl closes her eyes, and after a whole minute eventually says, “Four?” Pandemonium breaks out throughout the stadium as all 50,000 girls jump to their feet, wave their arms, stomp their feet and scream…

“GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE!”

Joke of the Day – Murphy’s Law

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Those who live by the sword may die by those with a gun.

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.

If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, five or six at a time, on a hill, in the fog.

The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.

Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.

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.

Joke of the Day

Unemployed

Sven and Ole worked together and both were laid off, so off they went to the unemployment office.

Asked his occupation, Ole said, “Panty stitcher; I sew the elastic onto cotton panties.” The clerk looked up panty stitcher. Finding it classified as unskilled labor, she gave him $300 a week in unemployment pay.

Sven was asked his occupation. “Diesel fitter,” he replied.

Since diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk gave Sven

$600 a week. When Ole found out, he was furious. He stormed back into the unemployment office to find out why his friend and coworker was collecting double his pay.

The clerk explained that panty stitchers were unskilled and diesel fitters were skilled labor.

“What skill?” yelled Ole. “I sew the elastic on, and Sven pulls on it and says, ‘Yep, diesel fitter.'”

Attribution: Karen

Joke of the Day

Once upon a time Dracula decided he needed a sidekick. He devised a competition to find which is the finest bat to stand on his side.

So all the bats were honored to take part. The rules were simple. Whichever bat drinks the most blood, will be the winner?

So the first bat goes and comes back after 10 minutes. Her mouth was full of blood. Dracula says: “Congratulations, how did you do that?” The bat said: “Do you see that tower? Behind it there is a house. I went in and sucked the blood of all the family”. “Very good” said Dracula.

The second bat flies off and comes back about 5 minutes later, her entire face covered in blood. An astonished Dracula says, “How did you do that?” The bat replies ” Do you see that tower? Behind it there is a school. I went in and drank the blood of all the children”. “Impressive” said Dracula.

Now, the third bat goes and comes back after 3 minutes literally covered in blood from head to toe. Dracula is stunned. “How on earth did you do that????” he asked. And the bat replies. “Do you see this tower?” Once again, Dracula replies with a yes.

And the bat says, “Well, I didn’t”.

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

Joke of the Day

The Golden Toilet

A group of guys are on their way to a party, but couldn’t quite
remember the address of the house. ”I’m sure this is the one,” said the driver. ”Well, I have got to go to the bathroom SO BAD”, replied one of the others. ”I’ll go knock on the door, and check. If it’s the wrong house, at least maybe they’ll let me use their toilet!”

So he gets out and walks to the front door. He rings it once….No answer. He rings it again…..still no answer. So, he thinks, ”This is a big house, big party, maybe the party is outside, in the backyard.” He walks around the house to the back, there was no one out there either. As he aproached the back door, he was suprized to find it unlocked, and opened. There was obviously no one home, so he figured he’d just quietly run inside real quick, and use there bathroom. No one would know.

He goes inside, it’s dark & he can’t find the bathroom anywhere. He runs up the stairs and searched, and searched, till finally as he opened a door to a small room, he was amazed to find a GOLDEN TOILET. He had never seen anything like it, but remembering that he was in a stranger’s house, and that they could at anytime return home, he quickly did his business and walked out.

As he got in the car, he excitedly told his friends of the AMAZING GOLDEN TOILET. His friends laughed in disbelief at his crazy tale. They pulled out of the driveway, mocking him. They argued the whole way to the party.

A couple of hours later, on the way home from the party, they drive past the house with the GOLDEN TOILET. The guy insists on stopping so he could prove to his friends the these people really did have a GOLDEN TOILET.

So the friends agree to check it out. They all walk up to the front door and ring the bell. A woman answers the door. ”Excuse me maam, but could you please let me show my friends here your GOLDEN TOILET, they don’t believe me!”
The woman replies, ”So YOU’RE the guy!”,then yells to her husband in the house, ”HONEY!?!…HERES THE GUY THAT CRAPPED IN YOUR TUBA!”’