Posts Tagged ‘occupy san diego’
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The Occupy movement intends to shutdown ports on the West Coast tomorrow, Monday, December 12. OccupySD plans are listed here. There stated aim is to draw attention to “unfair and unjust business practices of multinational corporations.” That there is a nexus between multinationals and the ports is left to the imagination of the reader. They also claim that their purpose includes:
- our picket lines are picket lines organized by working class people, in solidarity with fellow workers
One problem with that assertion is that the unions aren’t too happy. From the SF Chronicle.
This is apparently from November 8 when our own San Diego Occupiers assault a woman who films them (on a public street). Anyone who thinks these people truly do have a peaceful agenda are terribly mistaken. The Occupy movement is based on anger, envy, and mob righteousness. The number of videos surfacing of Occupiers spewing hate and vulgarities is never-ending. Trying to conduct reasonable dialogue with these people is a lost cause. Why the media don’t report on what this group truly represents is disturbing, especially when looking back at all the concern that was aired over the Tea Party’s purported racist, violent agenda.
Some Friday thoughts for your weekend…
Mark Fabiani is clearly the toughest man on the San Diego Chargers payroll. While he’s been going around town taking shots at Mayor Jerry Sanders, the guys who suit up on Sundays continue to play like a bunch of Lotus Eaters.
Fabiani’s latest jab arrived this morning in Tom Blair’s column. Fabiani once again says the Mayor’s financing plan for a Convention Center expansion is seriously flawed and possibly illegal.
“The mayor, who says he’s already been advised the plan is legal, is standing firm,” Blair writes.
Occupy San Diego has really been a blessing for those of us who enjoy fascinating—albeit degenerate—distractions.
Today I was walking to my office when I saw two (count them, two) protestors posted on the corner of 5th and B, in front of the Wells Fargo building. They were waving their signs at oncoming traffic…and, for whatever reason, they sought validation from me as I approached. (Boy, did they pick the wrong guy.)
One of them said, “Nice suit. It’s not 1 percent, is it?”
I see them using electric guitars, which are either being powered by generators that are run by fuel from big oil, or power from Portland Electric. I doubt they would have enough solar panels to run their equipment. They would have more credence if they were using non-electric acoustic guitars. Probably more credence if they were all wearing clothing which they made from stuff that they grew. It’s amazing how much we rely on these evil corporations.
If I used the same logic many in the media and Democratic leadership have used about the Tea Party (based upon comments made by by a very small minority of Tea Party “members”), that means all members of the OCCUPY-whatever are very disrespectful towards members of the military.
Using a very, very small sampling to then label all in that group because of the actions of a very few. It’s not right. But, isn’t that what the media are doing to the Tea Party?
Update below the fold.
Temple of Mut has a great round up on the Occupy (insert your city here) events yesterday. Fellow SLOBs W.C. Varones and Left Coast Rebel both attended the San Diego event yesterday. W.C. has great video and LCR has revealing pictures. They are worth a review, because this movement is complex and even self-contradictory at times; see Thor’s Assistant’s comments on a related post, where their demands are listed.
Pictures from LCR’s blog of yesterday’s San Diego rally: