Oct. 22, 2011 By Christian Murray
Two men set up tables outside the Sunnyside Post office Saturday and distributed literature denouncing President Barack Obama and Wall Street.
The men, who represented the LaRouche movement, argued that taxpayer funds shouldn’t be spent bailing out Wall Street and advocated for the return of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act, which separated investment banks from depository institutions. The men also opposed the Obama administration for sanctioning a drone attack that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a senior al-Qaida member who was born in the US.
Their presence received a mixed reaction. One man was curious and wanted to learn more. Meanwhile, another woman said to the men as she entered the post office: “I can’t mail a letter anymore without having to listen to this bull s..t.”
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Jodi, back up your claims. Do you have a Hebrew name? Somehow I doubt it. You are fast to label other people without supporting your vapid claims. Your rabbi? Give us a name, please. As for “Joe the Plumber”, calling for somebody’s death, especially the mother of somebody in the police and in the military, is pretty disgusting. Yup, the bigots – Jodi and Joe, are on the rise and should be called out on it. They “take offense” at everything because, like the bullies they are, they can’t handle the truth.
Prove it? Are you serious? Why, because Jews couldn’t possibly believe in ethics or be an activist or have morals that go against yours? I didn’t realize I needed Jewish Identity papers when mentioning my faith. I’ll be sure to speak to my rabbi about that. Your writing proves to us on a regular basis that you are a hate filled bigot who is incapable of independent thought. I have nothing to prove to a person like you.
Some Batman graphics for our commentators would be great: “BAM” “POW” “ZAP”
“Joe the Plumber” of Sunnyside Post – he was born on Planet Ignoramus. He hates Hispanics and he wishes people dead. Very nice. He can team up with Jodi to spout nonsense.
Joe the Plumber and Jodi – are you two married? I can imagine your offspring! I saw plenty of vicious anti-Semitism at Zuccotti. You claim you are Jewish, Jodi? PROVE IT. Anybody can claim to be anything. Stick to MSLSD – Rachel Maddow has the loveliest unshaven legs! And you can take Chris Matthews and his splittle.
Oh, but one more thing. I happen to be Jewish and there are lots of Jews who’ve been down there as well and have been very active. Hundreds of us danced there last week for Sukkot. That anti-semitic crap is just that. Crap! There may be a couple of people who spout that, but how interesting that the media picks those few voices out of thousands. The claims of ant-semitism are another great distraction from the reality that is there. Stop with all of your insane stereotypes. Ok, now I’m done.
Thank you again for always supplying me with a good laugh, Raquel. Proving once again how Fox News is so “fair and balanced.” Of course they can stay in the park. It’s been designation as public space for use 24/7. The police have any stated that the protesters can stay there as it’s legal. That’s why they haven’t been thrown out yet. But then there is no reasoning with typical hate filled fear mongerers such as yourself. You continuously prove on this blog that you are incapable of thinking for yourself. Enjoy your daily intake of Fox and hatred that you feed off of daily. I’m done here.
Too bad that wasn’t you Raquel. We know you have 13 anchor babies at home.
Note: “Special police units diverted to Zuccotti Park” – from where they are really needed, such as Brownsville, Brooklyn, where the mother of 13 children was shot down in cold blood the other day. The Fleabaggers must be so proud of themselves what with their taking up so much valuable police time and personnel! It’s great if you need the overtime pay.
And for the record, many Tea Partiers opposed the bailouts and they were called the disgusting term “teabaggers”. I would rather be that than a FLEABAGGER. The people who live in the park are covered with fleas.
“Protesting against corporate greed.” How about protesting in front of the White House about the president’s CHRONY CAPITALISM? Naaaah! As for the terrible anti-Semites who inhabit Zuccotti Park, nothing to see folks: let’s move on.
My heart goes out to the people who actually live in the neighborhood. Jodi, maybe you need a refresher course on the Health Department and its regulations. And while crime goes up, we will know who to blame. You have no right to live in a park. Period. Time to enforce the laws on loitering.
Raquel, your rhetoric and lack of anything factual shows us again that you know not what you speak. Obviously you need a refresher course so here’s Amendment I of the Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
There is no reason whatsoever for hundreds of police officers to be surrounding peaceful assemblies of people who are within their Constitutional rights to be heard. It is the city of New York’s choice to be wasting tax payers money with this excess use of police and force. No one is carrying guns at these demonstrations. They are all nonviolent and have stuck to that principle. If shootings are up 28% (which seems like some propaganda figure to me) then perhaps that should be blamed on the city and the NYPD for misusing its services and they should be fighting real crime instead of peaceful protesters.
Furthermore, there are literally hundreds of veterans who’ve been going to these protests across the country and standing between cops and the protesters as they know the police are in the wrong. They fought for our country to return to no jobs or health coverage. They are now fighting for our country back here and many have been arrested for simply assembling so please don’t speak for all veterans as you’re simply wrong.
Also, while I know Fox and other mainstream media outlets like to portray this as an anti-capitalist movement full of hippies, again, it’s obvious you have no idea what you speak of. Most people aren’t against capitalism. We’re against corporate greed and the fact that corporations own this country and have stolen our democracy through special interest groups and lobbying arms. Corporate dollars need to get out of government. And again, while yes, there are hippies out there, there are also thousands of other people of all types out there across the country. Your stereotyping does nothing but discredit you, but we’re used to that on this blog.
And by the way, no one was molested or harmed in any way on Friday night. The kids all had a wonderful night. As for putting my kids in danger, I don’t have any kids and never said I did (again another assumption you’ve made). I do have many friends who have taken their kids and am related to several of them, who are all amazing people. And just so we’re clear, every single one of the people I know who did take their kids are all employed, some with two or more jobs, not hippies, and of various ages and races. Maybe if you actually went down there one day you’d actually see what it’s all about instead of just making judgments based on biased media.
Very well said, DKB!
I think it’s a little misguided to say that those who are against OWS are on the side of the big banks. It’s easy to sit in your apartment in Sunnyside and judge. However, what if you lived down there or worked down there and were inconvenienced on a daily basis? Trying to run errands and do your every day banking and having people storm in, the bank on lock down and now you can’t leave to pick up your child from school. The workers and security people in the banks aren’t making any more money than the rest of us.
When the Brooklyn Bridge was shut down on a WEEKEND, who do you think it hurt? The day laborers and hourly paid employees, not the big shots.
I’m not on the side of the big banks. However, I hate that the resources that were put in place to counter terrorism have now been deflected to OWS. And, I hate it that people who work for banks and are just regular people trying to make a living are being harassed when trying to get to their jobs in the morning. I don’t need to find that out from Fox News I just talk to my family members and friends and that’s how I know.
Explain this one, Jodi: “SHOOTINGS UP 28% IN NYC” since hippies took over park. Yup. Police resources have been seriously diverted. But what the hell: you guys just want to make a point. Too bad that OTHER PEOPLE pay for it. Enjoy the donated laptops before they are stolen by your new “friends”.
Jodi, feel free to put your KIDDIES in danger letting them sleep with vermin. Mine are in the POLICE and military, protecting yours from the scum who have been robbing the hippies of their i-Phones, I-Pads, I-Pods, etc., all those great inventions that capitalists invent. An “amazing night” – I wonder how many women were molested. That you would put your kids in danger speaks volumes about you. I heard the Health Department is going to move in soon.
The Tea Party are against bank bail-outs too. So am I by the way.
Impeachable offenses? How about violating he War Powers Act by bombing Libya without congressional approval? How about running guns to the Mexican drug cartels, guns that have already been used to murder US border agents? That’s just for starters.
To those against OWS: please donate 10% of your money to your bank so they can give bonuses to their CEO, CFO, and other six and seven figure earners.
Sounds crazy? Yet, that’s exactly what we’ve all already done with the bank bailouts that used our tax dollars for their bonuses.
Oh Raquel, yet another typical response from you that once again proves you know nothing about what you write. The OWS protests are now happening on every continent and literally hundreds of thousands of people around the world are taking a stand against the corporate greed that has stolen the economy. Portraying this as pure “street theater” and full of dirty people is what is being done by those that are afraid and no not what they speak. I happen to know plenty of clean, employed people who are out there daily and forming working groups to tackle serious issues. I also have several friends who slept out there with their children on Friday night. They all had an amazing night that I promise they’ll never forget as long as they live. I’m guessing you haven’t seen anything for yourself and probably have not spoken to anyone involved. Once again making assumptions on things you know not a thing about. I must give you credit for being great at that.
I meant LICE, not live!
OWS: the reason God invented soap and water! How was Family Night there? Did the kiddies wake up with live? If they smoke or eat transfat Mayor Bloomberg can have them arrested. Anybody who does not recognize this as the street theatre that it is, is hopeless.
Roger, of the thousands of people who are Occupying Wall Street, I love that you focus on probably 1 or 2 people of an entire movement. Perhaps you need to occupy something besides Fox news or Glen Beck. If you’d actually been down there you would see there is a huge cross section of the entire population down there, including many people who probably look just like you. Shockingly, there are even Tea Party members there who are in support of it.
As for these LaRouche people, once again they’ve shown us why they are not worthy of taking seriously. 1) Why exactly are they outside the post office? This location makes no sense. 2) They are always talking about impeaching Obama, but I can’t figure out what he’s done to warrant impeachment. 3) Any political party trying to aligned itself with OWS shouldn’t be taken seriously. No politicians in OWS.
If people taking a dump in the street doesn’t bother you, then I can help you.
Sounds like your concerns are more fecal than political!
Well it is about time there is a worthy news item to stir up another 100+ post debate 🙂
PS as far as the OWS mob goes: I wouldn’t want anyone running the country who can even manage their own personal hygiene. Maybe they should occupy a bathtub.
At least the LaRouchies aren’t crapping in the street.
Oh God, LaRouchies. While some of their policy positions aren’t insane (these three can at least be legitimately argued, for example), their members generally are.
Please don’t mix the half-baked libertarian garbage from the La Rouche-ites and the real (if a little unfocused) concerns about economic inequality put forth by the Occupy Wall Street protesters.