Posts Tagged ‘Teabaggers’
By: Sheryl Huggins Salomon | Posted: October 16, 2011
Cornel West arrested (NCFTV)Update on Monday, October 17 at 3:25 p.m.: A spokesperson for Dr. Cornel West told The Root that following a court appearance this afternoon he was released from jail.
Update: According to a message retweeted on Cornel West’s Twitter page, “Dr. Cornel West will be spending the night behind bars and is ordered to appear in court Monday at 1 p.m. EST.”
CNN actually reported on this today…
“Over the weekend, 19 more people were arrested in Washington, D.C., by Supreme Court police, while over 90 were taken into police custody in New York.”
However, it was conspicuously obscure, and didn’t mention Dr. West, who they did a previous personal interview with.
Methinks the corporate media is afraid that the Tea Baggers might synpathasize with the movement.
Posted in Wall Street, tagged Chris Hedges, CNN, Daniel Ellsberg, Fox News, Kieth Olbermann, main stream media, Michael Moore, occupy wall street, police brutality, Ray McGovern, rupert murdoch, Teabaggers, Veterans for Peace, White House on September 28, 2011| Leave a Comment »
by Alex Alvarez | 9:21 pm, September 28th, 2011
» 181 comments Filmmaker Michael Moore, who continues his vigil at the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan, dropped in on The Last Word to let host Lawrence O’Donnell know how things are going.
Moore kicked things off by giving a synopsis of what the protest is not about:
We’re not down here to support Senate bill 2567. We’re beyond that. They had their chance a long time ago to try and fix this. They didn’t fix it because they’re in the pocket of these people down here on Wall Street. So this is not about supporting some piece of legislation or “let’s get behind some politician.”
“It’s not about ‘policy wonkness’ or ‘Beltway bullshit,’” he continued, to the delighted soundless clapping of those around him. He also noted that he cannot believe he lives in a country where people on Wall Street haven’t had to face a single arrest while 100 peaceful protesters are arrested.
“Well, you live in a country where that kind of thing has to be protested and is being protested,” offered O’Donnell. He then turned the conversation over to a question he’d received on Twitter — a question that many have had since the protest’s inception: “I wonder if mmoore could articulate some specific, tangible goals 4 this protest, as I’ve yet 2 hear any & really would like to.” Indeed, @leenie909!
Moore said that this protest is unlike others because “there’s no membership form, there’s no one person who comes in here and says ‘Now this is our agenda and this is the way it ought to be!”
He also added that there were a whole variety of Americans participating (even “Ron Paul people”), and that they had strength in numbers:
This is our country. We’re the majority. The majority. We’re the majority. Never forget that, that the people who work for a living in this country, we are the people. Not the people up here who are taking people’s pensions and their bank accounts and ruining it and destroying their lives. They are not running this country anymore. They think they are, but that’s gonna come to an end right now.
Have a look at the video, via MSNBC. And please take note of the “Fox News camera person” behind Moore:
Video credits: thesecretstore
Posted in Wall Street, tagged Chris Hedges, CNN, Daniel Ellsberg, Fox News, Kieth Olbermann, main stream media, Michael Moore, occupy wall street, police brutality, Ray McGovern, rupert murdoch, Teabaggers, Veterans for Peace, White House on September 26, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Olbermann calls out media hypocrisy on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest
RawStory posted 09.21.11
By Eric W. Dolan
Keith Olbermann pointed out Wednesday night on Countdown that the major newspapers had been ignoring the five-day-long “Occupy Wall Street” protests, but would have scrambled to cover a similar-sized tea party protest.
“Why isn’t any major news outlet covering this?” he asked. “If that’s a tea party protest in front of Wall Street about Ben Bernanke putting stimulus funds into it, it’s the lead story on every network news cast. How is that disconnect possible in this country today with so many different outlets and so many different ways of transmitting news?”
His guest, author Will Bunch, suggested the disconnect was caused in part by the news networks being out of touch with the pain of the 25 million Americans who are unemployed.
Posted in Charles Koch, David Iglesias, Fox News, Fred Koch, Glenn Beck, Guns, Koch Industries, Kochtopus, Oil, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, Teabaggers, tagged Cato Institute, Charles and David Koch, Charles Koch, Competitive Enterprise Institute, corporate oil, David Koch, Fox News, Glenn Beck, guns God and gold, health care, Heritage Foundation, Koch brothers, Koch Industries, Mormon ideology, Oil, price of gas, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, tea party movement, Teabaggers on March 14, 2011| 3 Comments »
Note from Suzie-Q:
This is an older article but relevant to what we are seeing at the gas pumps today and the busting of Unions… And, let’s not forget the Tea Party; guns, God and gold.
Tea Party movement influenced by corporate oil and Mormon ideology
Examiner- Ron Bynum
January 25th, 2010 11:03 am PT
The Tea Party movement’s supporters think they are a grass roots movement, but their ideology of guns, God and gold reeks of the Mormon (LDS) philosophy, and they receive support from big oil in the form of the Koch brothers, owners of the nation’s largest private energy company.
At the Tea Partier’s rallies, there are many placards and signs citing their trust in guns, God, and gold, a mantra that Glen Beck of Fox News uses, and it appears that Beck, a Mormon (convert in 1999), is proselytizing his faith when he uses that phrase.
The brothers Charles and David Koch, of Koch Industries, are major contributors to the Heritage Foundation, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the Cato Institute, and are a major funding source for lobbying groups that deny climate change, and spent more than $8.5 million to stop “cap and trade” because it will cost them big profits. That is the real motivation behind the Tea Party movement, and healthcare reform is a scare tactic and rallying cry to upset ignorant followers and divide the country.
In Modesto, supporters of the Tea Party movement are clueless about the source of their alleged grass roots movement, and believe their liberties are at risk. Many protestors at rallies in the park proclaimed the government would take their guns, restrict their religious freedoms, and increase their taxes. The local gun club posted signs that “Obama’s going to take all your guns away so get them now and don’t register them.”
Religious fanatics claim liberals want to take God out of government and schools, even though God is not allowed in government or schools. Tea Party supporters fervently believe the lies ultra-conservative fear mongers like Sarah Palin and Fox News’ commentators spread, and neo-cons incite Tea Party protestors who remain ignorant of the origins, money, and real brains driving their movement.
It is sad that ignorant, frightened people believe their freedoms are at risk from the legally elected government of the United States. It is also sad these folks who think they are defenders of liberty are really shills for energy companies who will not share their ill-gotten profits with the Tea Party people.
David Koch proclaimed at one event that they are “fighting for the economic freedoms that made our nation the most prosperous society in history.” Koch’s only concern is higher profits earned on the backs of the Tea Party people, and they happily bend over for the shaft as Koch goes to the bank.
In Modesto and around the country, when Tea Party protestors make statements to the media and interviewers, they claim they fight for their liberty, ‘guns, God and gold,’ while they scream NO to affordable health care. They do not know whom the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute or the Koch brothers are, and have no idea the oil industry is pushing their agenda on them in the guise of preserving personal liberty.
First, to all of the Ohioans who have finally become aware of what I was screaming about months and months ago, I say: Welcome. You have finally seen it for yourselves.
I would also like to express my sincere sympathies that it took SB5 and Scammon Jones to finally wake you up.
Scammon Jones, of course, hails from the inbred backwater of Warren County, where the only things more numerous than unrepaired bridges are Rushpubliscum voters. Scammon knows her constituency well; she has spent her entire political career persecuting everyone who isn’t rich. About the only two things Scammon Jones will be known for later on is her desire to reduce Ohio workers to the status of serfs, and her desire to equip every first grader with a gun. Not an education, of course-just a gun.
Scammon and her Czar had to pull some tricks on their own Rushpubliscum caucus to get the job done, but they did it; they got SB5 through the Ohio Senate today. SB5 is, in some respects, even worse than the measure Pharaoh Walker is trying to push through the legislature in Wisconsin. In the Ohio version of the bill, NO ONE is exempt from the rules-which strip all workers of collective bargaining rights on everything but wages (which will be tied to the CPI,) require significant increases in employee contributions to their healthcare and pension plans, and termination for striking. In Ohio, a state job will be less attractive than working the drive-thru at Mickey D’s in a matter of a few years.
Today, some people close to me are finding out exactly what that means.