Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 funky chicken  Sat, May 19, 2012 12:06:33pm

I'd just file it under "douchebags." From the MNBC article about these three geniuses:

Michael Olstewski, 22, a recent music school graduate who came to Chicago from Atlanta, one of hundreds of protesters who took to the streets on Friday for a spontaneous march, said protesters may be waiting to make a big statement.
He said he didn't do anything to get arrested Friday, "but later in the week ... If I feel it's strategic and a powerful statement" he would provoke police into arresting him.

snort. I guess his mommy and daddy can spend heir money any way they want and all, but my folks sure didn't fund any post-graduation travel, and definitely wouldn't have helped with bail or legal fees if I had decided that getting arrested was somehow "strategic and a powerful statement" of anything aside from my own idiocy.

2 funky chicken  Sat, May 19, 2012 12:18:29pm

Here's the link to the MSNBC article. I think the AP was trying to make the guys look like OWS heroes or something with the extensive quoting of some defense attorney. MSNBC makes them sound like a bunch of clowns, complete with "Ninja weapons."

[Link: usnews.msnbc.msn.com...]

3 funky chicken  Sat, May 19, 2012 12:22:49pm

MSNBC changed the article and took out the interview with Michael Olstewski. LOL

I swear I didn't make it up.

4 funky chicken  Sat, May 19, 2012 12:52:26pm

Mr. Olstewski is still featured in the article on the NY Post. Now I'm laughing at this gem:

Elsewhere, Chicago was mostly quiet. Downtown streets were largely empty, though that is not unusual for a weekend.

Read more: [Link: www.nypost.com...]

One wonders how all that great shopping and dining stays afloat if downtown Chicago turns in to a ghost town on weekends. Jesus... reporters are stupid.

Now I haven't been to Chicago in a year, but I don't think I've ever seen the streets "mostly empty" there. Have things changed a lot in the past year?

5 Joanne  Sat, May 19, 2012 10:06:51pm

re: #4 funky chicken

There are two distinct sides of downtown Chicago. The north which is bars, restaurants, etc., and the south (business/financial) which is where they roll up the sidewalks on weekends. There are the occasional restaurant or bar, but those are closer to the theatre district which is just to the north of the financial area. To the west of the financial district is Union Station and then Greektown, and to the east is Grant Park. That financial area is deader than a doornail on weekends. Walking from Union Station to Grant Park on a weekend is eerie, to say the least

There's your Chicago geography lesson du jour. :-)


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis 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: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Half-Staff Notice: Death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg In accordance with the US Flag Code, 4 U.S. Code § 7. Position and manner of display (m), the Flag of the United States and all subordinate government agencies shall be placed at half-staff from the day of death until ...
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷
11 hours, 42 minutes ago
Views: 98 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200913In all our spare time, we've been working on a small side project since probably last August.We pulled out the scalloped border, sifted out all the rocks, installed the wood border and put in some sod.Saturday we put the vase ...
dangerman
16 hours, 13 minutes ago
Views: 151 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 5
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Better Know a Ballot: Stephen Colbert’s State-by-State Guide to Voting in the 2020 Election Do you want to vote in the 2020 election? Confused about how to register or vote by mail? That makes sense because the rules all vary from state to state, which is why we created . #Colbert #Election2020 #BetterKnowABallot ...
Thanos
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 364 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight Featuring Sharon Van Etten (Official Video) “Impossible Weight” off Deep Sea Diver’s new album “Impossible Weight” out October 16th. Pre-order /pre-save Impossible Weight here smarturl.it Distributed by ATO Records ~~~~~~~~~ Directors: Jessica Dobson, Peter Mansen, Tyler KalbergArt direction: Jessica Dobson, Tyler KalbergDirector of photography: Tyler ...
Thanos
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 160 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Alicia Keys - Wasted Energy (Visualizer) Ft. Diamond PlatinumzAlicia Keys - ALICIA: smarturl.it Follow Alicia Keys:Instagram: instagram.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @aliciakeysWebsite: aliciakeys.com #AliciaKeys #ALICIA #NewRnB
Thanos
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 164 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Bobby Watson & Horizon — Post Motown Bop Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group The Punjab Of Java Po' · Bobby Watson & Horizon · Victor Lewis Post-Motown Bop ℗ A Blue Note Records Release; ℗ 1991 Capitol Records, LLC Released on: 1991-01-01 Producer, Co- Producer, ...
Thanos
1 day, 19 hours ago
Views: 188 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets - One of These Days (Live at the Roundhouse) Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse available now at smarturl.it Watch the trailer for the blu-ray smarturl.it‘Set the Controls For The Heart Of The Sun’ YouTube‘Fearless’ YouTube'Astronomy Domine' YouTube'Green Is The Colour' YouTube'See Emily Play' YouTube ...
Thanos
2 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 265 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Future Islands - ‘Moonlight’ (Official Music Video) Future Islands’ new album 'As Long As You Are', released October 9th on 4AD. Listen to new tracks, pre-save and pre-order the album here: futureislands.ffm.to future-islands.cominstagram.com@futureislandsfacebook.com Credits:Director: Will MayerFemale Lead: Callie HernandezMale Lead: Matthew Gray Gubler Executive Producer: Alyssa ...
Thanos
2 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 267 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer ‘The Mandalorian’ season 2 trailer dropped Tuesday morning, bringing back the main trio Din Djarin aka the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal), Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Greef Carga (Carl Weathers) and, of course, Baby Yoda! A hooded and mysterious new character, ...
Thanos
2 days, 21 hours ago
Views: 297 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
The Pineapple Thief - Versions of the Truth 'Versions Of The Truth” is the title track and third single to be taken from our new studio album which will be released on September 4th on Kscope. Pre-order: tpt.lnk.to Directed by George LaycockProduced by Blacktide Phonic/Visual Swimmers: Abi ...
Thanos
5 days, 15 hours ago
Views: 448 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook