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Apocalypse
04-19-2012, 10:36 PM
(CNS News) (http://cnsnews.com/blog/dan-gainor/occupy-promises-biggest-shut-down-city-new-york-has-ever-seen-blockade-san-fran) — As part of Occupy Wall Street’s call for a nationwide “general strike” May 1, elements within the group are looking to shut down bridges and tunnels in both New York and San Francisco.


Occupy Oakland, the most radical of all the local Occupy groups, passed a resolution April 15 that vows to shut down all travel from Marin to San Francisco.


“If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare a strike or shutdown action on May Day, we will act in solidarity with these striking workers and the international call for a general strike on May Day, by blockading the flow of capital to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. This will be accomplished by a collaboration of pickets and direct action which will shut down all modes of transportation from Marin to San Francisco,” went the statement on the website Occupythebridge.com (http://occupythebridge.com/).


The May Day Flier from the Golden Gate Labor Coalitioncalls for a protest next to the bridge that insists the Bridge District also: “don’t reduce vested retiree benefits,” “don’t reduce current employees’ benefits” and “don’t reward non-union employees with raises while breaking promises to union workers.”

Keep reading… (http://cnsnews.com/blog/dan-gainor/occupy-promises-biggest-shut-down-city-new-york-has-ever-seen-blockade-san-fran)


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That reminds me. I need to invest more into police clubs.

Apache
04-19-2012, 10:51 PM
This just goes to show that the #Occutard movement isn't as big or accepted as we are led to believe...



Hey look! Movable speedbumps! :biggrin-new:

rjas77
04-19-2012, 11:07 PM
So they're vowing to shut down bridges and subways in two of the most Liberal cities in the US?

More power to them :biggrin-new:

m00
04-20-2012, 01:12 AM
I kinda think Republicans are giving the election to Obama due to this issue.

Elspeth
04-20-2012, 02:41 AM
So they're vowing to shut down bridges and subways in two of the most Liberal cities in the US?

More power to them :biggrin-new:

I don't know about San Franciscans, but New Yorkers will just run the bastards over.

rjas77
04-20-2012, 02:51 AM
I kinda think Republicans are giving the election to Obama due to this issue.

Why?

SarasotaRepub
04-20-2012, 07:58 AM
Hmmm they say..."If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare a strike or shutdown action on May Day, we will act in solidarity with these striking workers and the international call for a general strike on May Day, by blockading the flow of capital to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. This will be accomplished by a collaboration of pickets and direct action which will shut down all modes of transportation from Marin to San Francisco"

Well what if no one calls a strike?? Will they just stand there like dummies??? Sure they will!!! :rolleyes:

Adam Wood
04-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Hmmm they say..."If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare a strike or shutdown action on May Day, we will act in solidarity with these striking workers and the international call for a general strike on May Day, by blockading the flow of capital to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. This will be accomplished by a collaboration of pickets and direct action which will shut down all modes of transportation from Marin to San Francisco"

Well what if no one calls a strike?? Will they just stand there like dummies??? Sure they will!!! :rolleyes:Yeah, right. Like anyone from Marin County is going to go to work in San Franfreako on May Day. That holiday is bigger than Christmas to those people. Working that day would be absolute sacrilege.

Starbuck
04-20-2012, 04:24 PM
OWS's "vow"? That in itself is hysterical. Since when did OWS stand for anything?

m00
04-20-2012, 09:54 PM
Why?

Well, I think the Republicans are missing a great opportunity with the occupy movement to chip away at Obama's base. All it would take is to ratchet down the condescension and name-calling. Because at the heart of it, occupiers are protesting against an unholy alliance between big government and big business. The occupy movement is strictly anti-bailout by definition. I've pointed this out before, but there's a lot of rhetorical common ground between Sarah Palin's speech against corporate crony capitalism and the anger which is inciting these liberals.

If Republicans wanted to harness this opportunity, they would just have to take a more adult attitude of while we don't agree with how you express your anger, you are completely correct that Wall Street and the Banks are fraudulently using taxpayer money for private enterprise, and shame on the Obama administration for stealing from the People to give to these crooks who obviously couldn't survive in a free market. And then go on to make the distinction between the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and Henry Fords of the world, and hedge fund managers that took risks that supposedly justified extremely high salaries... but in the end got government to subsidize their risk with taxpayer money.

This election in 2012 will be about who can get the regular voting base of their respective party to turn out. While Republicans will never convince liberals sympathetic to the occupy movement to vote for a Republican, I think they can be convinced to not vote for Obama. This is why I don't think Republicans are actually serious about beating Obama. I think Republicans would much rather have these small little petty victories, than to grow up and have adult conversations. Republican immaturity can be seen in the party leaders, the media pundits, and indeed the rank-and-file (if posters on this message board are any sort of representative sample).

Rockntractor
04-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Well, I think the Republicans are missing a great opportunity with the occupy movement to chip away at Obama's base. All it would take is to ratchet down the condescension and name-calling. Because at the heart of it, occupiers are protesting against an unholy alliance between big government and big business. The occupy movement is strictly anti-bailout by definition. I've pointed this out before, but there's a lot of rhetorical common ground between Sarah Palin's speech against corporate crony capitalism and the anger which is inciting these liberals.

If Republicans wanted to harness this opportunity, they would just have to take a more adult attitude of while we don't agree with how you express your anger, you are completely correct that Wall Street and the Banks are fraudulently using taxpayer money for private enterprise, and shame on the Obama administration for stealing from the People to give to these crooks who obviously couldn't survive in a free market. And then go on to make the distinction between the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and Henry Fords of the world, and hedge fund managers that took risks that supposedly justified extremely high salaries... but in the end got government to subsidize their risk with taxpayer money.

This election in 2012 will be about who can get the regular voting base of their respective party to turn out. While Republicans will never convince liberals sympathetic to the occupy movement to vote for a Republican, I think they can be convinced to not vote for Obama. This is why I don't think Republicans are actually serious about beating Obama. I think Republicans would much rather have these small little petty victories, than to grow up and have adult conversations. Republican immaturity can be seen in the party leaders, the media pundits, and indeed the rank-and-file (if posters on this message board are any sort of representative sample).

Yeah got it, occupy good.

m00
04-20-2012, 10:24 PM
Yeah got it, occupy good.

hmmm...


Yeah and so is a common way of starting a post at DU, is that where you got in the habit?

This tells me pretty much everything I need to know about you.

Adam Wood
04-20-2012, 10:34 PM
Well, I think the Republicans are missing a great opportunity with the occupy movement to chip away at Obama's base. All it would take is to ratchet down the condescension and name-calling. Because at the heart of it, occupiers are protesting against an unholy alliance between big government and big business. The occupy movement is strictly anti-bailout by definition. I've pointed this out before, but there's a lot of rhetorical common ground between Sarah Palin's speech against corporate crony capitalism and the anger which is inciting these liberals.

If Republicans wanted to harness this opportunity, they would just have to take a more adult attitude of while we don't agree with how you express your anger, you are completely correct that Wall Street and the Banks are fraudulently using taxpayer money for private enterprise, and shame on the Obama administration for stealing from the People to give to these crooks who obviously couldn't survive in a free market. And then go on to make the distinction between the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and Henry Fords of the world, and hedge fund managers that took risks that supposedly justified extremely high salaries... but in the end got government to subsidize their risk with taxpayer money.

This election in 2012 will be about who can get the regular voting base of their respective party to turn out. While Republicans will never convince liberals sympathetic to the occupy movement to vote for a Republican, I think they can be convinced to not vote for Obama. This is why I don't think Republicans are actually serious about beating Obama. I think Republicans would much rather have these small little petty victories, than to grow up and have adult conversations. Republican immaturity can be seen in the party leaders, the media pundits, and indeed the rank-and-file (if posters on this message board are any sort of representative sample).The problem with that is that the people who are actually in charge of the so-called "Occupy movement" are a bunch of communists. Sure, conservatives can get on board with "please stop fucking bailing out a bunch of Goddamned losers," but the're just not going to join a drum circle to do so.

MAYBE they could have siphoned off a little bit of the few foolish "troo believers" who were involved in Occupy when it started, but that was just a flash in the pan. Those people were simply R-U-N-N-O-F-T by the Occupiers in the first few weeks, and they're nowhere to be found these days; they've probably actually gone out and gotten jobs rather than sitting around wallowing in their own misery.

It's not fertile ground any more when it comes to voters. Voters' memories just aren't that long.

Rockntractor
04-20-2012, 10:35 PM
hmmm...



This tells me pretty much everything I need to know about you.

People can go back and read your past posts as well as your present and make up their own minds.
When you left the last time you wanted more government regulation in telecom, energy and internet, you threw a fit and left because you were being called on it. I can undelete your farewell post if you like. I honestly don't have any idea where you fit in politically other than Contrarian.

m00
04-20-2012, 11:10 PM
People can go back and read your past posts as well as your present and make up their own minds.
When you left the last time you wanted more government regulation in telecom, energy and internet, you threw a fit and left because you were being called on it. I can undelete your farewell post if you like. I honestly don't have any idea where you fit in politically other than Contrarian.

You know I think it's something of a contradiction to make the charge that someone "leaves in a fit" but then offer to undelete my posts. People who want to leave in a fit and make a big deal out of something generally don't delete posts. I just needed a break from the echo chamber which sometimes happens here, which sadly is created by a small minority of belligerent posters that are unable to fathom a definition of conservative which differs from 2nd term Bush. And seem to stalk those who do. So I moved on to different boards for awhile.

Starbuck
04-20-2012, 11:26 PM
People can go back and read your past posts as well as your present and make up their own minds.
When you left the last time you wanted more government regulation in telecom, energy and internet, you threw a fit and left because you were being called on it. I can undelete your farewell post if you like. I honestly don't have any idea where you fit in politically other than Contrarian.

Oppositional Defiance Disorder; ODD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppositional_defiant_disorder

m00
04-20-2012, 11:27 PM
The problem with that is that the people who are actually in charge of the so-called "Occupy movement" are a bunch of communists. Sure, conservatives can get on board with "please stop fucking bailing out a bunch of Goddamned losers," but the're just not going to join a drum circle to do so.

MAYBE they could have siphoned off a little bit of the few foolish "troo believers" who were involved in Occupy when it started, but that was just a flash in the pan. Those people were simply R-U-N-N-O-F-T by the Occupiers in the first few weeks, and they're nowhere to be found these days; they've probably actually gone out and gotten jobs rather than sitting around wallowing in their own misery.

It's not fertile ground any more when it comes to voters. Voters' memories just aren't that long.

I don't disagree with you, that we may have missed the chance on this outrage train. But fortunately, Obama keeps on doing things that are just as crazy in the eyes of liberals as conservatives. Most recent one is the Jobs Act - which literally gives the banks/wall street the authority to create exactly the same crisis we just had all over again. Stuff that nobody wants (except of course the Obama lobbyists). I have liberal friends at work, and what's interesting is how much they complain about the the Jobs Act and stuff like ACTA (which is pretty much a re-branded SOPA). So I think there's massive liberal outrage against Obama's policies.

As I said, I genuinely feel 2012 is going to be about who can energize the base. As long as the rank and file conservatives find it their solemn duty to be unnecessarily mean and nasty towards liberals for no other reason than having a good laugh at someone else's expense, all that's going to do is galvanize people who quite honestly are ready to bail on Obama. Perhaps this is a reaction to McCain's "kid gloves" approach in '08, but there is a huge difference between going after Obama's policies and this liberals are the scum of the earth blah blah business.

Just my 2c on how to beat Obama.

Retread
04-20-2012, 11:40 PM
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Just my 2c on how to beat Obama.

There's my giggle for the day. You mean defeat Romney.

m00
04-20-2012, 11:59 PM
There's my giggle for the day. You mean defeat Romney.

:rolleyes: let me know how that super-negative scorched earth campaign helmed by a guy with zero charisma works out for you.

And let me get this straight. First you nominate the Massachusetts moderate, then you want to run a campaign that deliberately destroys any sort of ability to reach across the aisle. yeah, great plan.

So who exactly do you intend to get excited about voting for the Republican nominee?

Retread
04-21-2012, 05:10 PM
ABO

ABC in Georgia
04-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Oops!

Sorry Apocalypse ...

Didn't mean to trample on *your* post topic this morning. I don't read everything in here, and don't subscribe to anything. Just pick and choose threads at random.

Just got home and was checking in here, and saw yours.

Guess you could call my "May Day Mayhem" thread an *update.* ... :smile-new:

~ ABC

ABC in Georgia
04-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Oh dear! Ha! Ha!

Have no fear darlin' ... my thread seems to be going nowhere anyway!

With the exception of SLW (bless her heart) no one else has come in since I left this morning!

Gotta run ... read Drudge Report half the morning, then checked in here before going out. Must catch up with what I *didn't* get done back here on the homefront today! ... :blue: ... :biggrin-new:

~ ABC