Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Real World”: Tea Party?

Well, no, actually. That would be calling attention to a conservative movement, and MTV likely wouldn’t want to have any part in legitimizing that. But if you support what appears to be an anarcho-Marxist movement that still has no concrete … Continue reading

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If They Had the Votes, They Wouldn’t Need to Occupy Wall Street

I’ve been meaning to officially congratulate Chris Ladd for becoming a contributor at FrumForum, and wanted to highlight his post today about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. As many of you know, Chris has been a tireless and valuable contributor … Continue reading

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Ivory Tower Hypocrisy at Occupy Los Angeles: Part II

Yesterday, I pointed out the blatant hypocrisy inherent in the UCLA Department of Education’s faculty statement of solidarity with the Occupy LA movement. Not only does the statement do nothing to reduce “the systematic undermining of equal educational opportunity for all students … Continue reading

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Ivory Tower Hypocrisy at Occupy Los Angeles

“Universities share one characteristic with compulsive gamblers and exiled royalty: there is never enough money to satisfy their desires.” — Derek Bok, a former president of Harvard I found this statement of solidarity with the Occupy Los Angeles movement on … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: Understanding the Movement

In previous posts about the movement, I poked fun at the seemingly absurd and logically inconsistent demands posted by one member of the movement. I even came up with the sarcastic nickname, “Occupussies” to rival the similarly lewd label of “Teabagger” … Continue reading

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Friday Fight at Occupy Wall Street?

“If we stay up all night without sleeping bags we’re going to get sick and we’re going to look crazy on TV…Activist burnout is a real thing. If you can, take one night to sleep at a friend’s house and … Continue reading

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Foreclosure on Wall Street West Fizzles

Today, Foreclosure on Wall Street West conducted a demonstration against Wells Fargo Bank. The protestors also blocked customers from accessing their funds. Overall, the protest seemed quite small, as far as San Francisco protests go. I planned to conduct some … Continue reading

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Occupussies: Moniker for Multi-Tentacled Movement

Once again, a Canadian blogger inspired me. In a recent post, he suggested that “Wallbaggers” would be an apt label for the movement, to rival the negative connotations with the term “Teabagger.” For those not in the “know”, tea-bagging is a … Continue reading

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We Are the [Insert Number] Percent Who Occupy [Insert Location]

Some have argued that the Occupy Wall Street protests are simply the left’s version of the Tea Party. I could not agree more. Only Occupy Wall Street is a kind of bizarro Tea Party.

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A Proposal for a More Rational Jobs Bill

Senate Democrats are backpedaling from the President’s proposed jobs bill, because they rightly realize that its impact will fall primarily on middle class families living in higher-cost-of-living blue states. New York Senator Chuck Schumer noted, “In the eyes of many, it … Continue reading

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