Pages

3 comments

Jump to bottom
1 EiMitch  Fri, Oct 7, 2011 8:03:15am

No, the protesters are not giving voice to our frustrations. They only represent that we're frustrated.

They should've formulated a goal before staging their protests. Otherwise, they're just pissing and moaning, and accomplishing nothing but getting on tv.

Oh, wait! I forgot. Their website said they'd discuss goals once they get there. **spoiler alert** That pretty much never works. **end spoiler

Formulating a goal before staging a long-term protest is common effing sense. I can only think of two possible, not-necessarily-exclusive reasons why a mass protest would not bother setting goals in advance:

1 - Its just protesting for the sake of protesting. They want attention, and don't really care what happens once they get it, so long as they don't lose it.

2 - They're staying cryptic in order to attract as many people as possible, instead of isolating any fringe nuts. Nevermind that this completely defeats any hope of forming a consensus once they're gathered. Who cares if this guy wants to reform the markets, while that guy wants to replace the markets with hardcore socialism? So long as they're both there protesting, nothing else matters.

This extreme enemy-of-my-enemy umbrella crap is what ultimately turned me off of libertarians way back when I naive enough to consider joining them. Yet, I'm now seeing it again on the left.

Or is it bipartisan? ... ... Oh, who really cares at this point? Whining for whining's sake is cool again! So, stop looking at me like that, dammit!

2 reine.de.tout  Fri, Oct 7, 2011 12:33:34pm
President Obama on Thursday called the “Occupy Wall Street” protests a reflection of a “broad-based frustration about how our financial system works” and pledged to continue fighting to protect American consumers.

The president, speaking at a press conference, said he had heard about and seen television reports on the recent protests on Wall Street, and noted that “I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel.”

I've been hearing that one of the BIG differences between the OWS "movement" and the tea party stuff is that the OWS wouldn't get mainstreamed into the Dem party. Is that now not true?

3 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Fri, Oct 7, 2011 1:03:34pm

re: #2 reine.de.tout

I wouldn't call it mainstreamed. It's one thing to acknowledge one of many talking points as being legit, it's quite another to embrace the whole movement.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Randall Gross
San Diego Comic Con 2014 (SDCC) Cosplay Music Video
To celebrate us recently hitting 100,000 Subscribers & 100 videos make sure you watch to the end for a little give away competition. To enter you must tweet us who you would like to see Nathan Fillion & Adam ...

8 hours, 47 minutes ago
Views: 90 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Rightwingconspirator
The Stark Beauty Of The Flaw In the Gem. Literally.
It's late, I'm beat and just signed off from a good discussion in Obdi's Page tonight. But I ran across this after signing out and had to share it. I found a kindred style of photography from a part of ...

1 day, 5 hours ago
Views: 198 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 9
CriticalDragon1177
Skepchick - Food is for White Liberals What Sex Is For The Religious Right
An interesting commentary by Julia Burke, on the obsession some people on the far left have with food, and how it is similar to how some people on right feel about sex. Do you agree? Do you think the analogy ...

1 day, 13 hours ago
Views: 327 • Comments: 8
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
EiMitch
Cracked: 5 Reasons The Classic American Summer is Totally Dead
They could've called this article "Look at how 'supply-side' economics, anti-environmentalism, and all-around pro-oligarch legislation and ideology has destroyed some of the most iconic, classic Americana." cracked.com Oh, and gentrification-based laws are also robbing us of the classic ice-cream truck ...

1 day, 13 hours ago
Views: 226 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
_RememberTonyC
Qatar, Bergdahl, and Hamas
One thing we have learned in the current conflict is that Hamas has three main sponsors: Turkey, Iran, and Qatar. So when Bergdahl was released and the five taliban bigs were released into the "custody" of Qatar, we basically handed ...

2 days, 7 hours ago
Views: 190 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Skip Intro
Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads
WASHINGTON -- An explosion of spending on political advertising on television -- set to break $2 billion in congressional races, with overall spots up nearly 70 percent since the 2010 midterm election -- is accelerating the rise of moneyed ...

3 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 235 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 4 • Rating: 3
Romantic Heretic
Preventing Poverty Not Allowed As A Goal for Charity
The Canada Revenue Agency (Canada's equivalent of the IRS) has told OXFAM Canada that it cannot list 'preventing poverty' as a goal, only 'alleviating' it. The reason is "Relieving poverty is charitable, but preventing it is not." This is just ...

6 days, 14 hours ago
Views: 536 • Comments: 12
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 5
FemNaziBitch
Safer Era Tests Wisdom of ‘Broken Windows’ Focus on Minor Crime
While the apparent chokehold fueled much of the initial public outcry, community leaders have begun asking whether focusing police officers so intently on such petty offenses makes sense in a city that is far different and far safer than ...

6 days, 21 hours ago
Views: 426 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Mentis Fugit
Frisson
Over at the quirky Riddled blog, I encountered this music video link. I have the album, but I had last listened long ago, and I had forgotten the lyrics. The lengthy, moody intro slowly drew me back thirty five years, ...

1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 295 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
BadExampleMan
The painful futility of war
This makes me furious. These men pledged their loyalty to their country and their country betrayed them. It treated them as disposable, throwing their lives away in a war that was premised on lies, that was chosen gleefully, and that ...

1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 479 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
 Frank says:

The single-child yuppo-family that uses the child as a status object: 'A perfect child? Of course! We have one here -- he's under the coffee table. Ralph, stand up! Play the violin!'