Beyond Lilygate: Since When Did Filner and the Left Start Caring About Vandalism?

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Last fall, given the amount of public and private property that Occupy Wall Street burned, destroyed and even defecated on, I began to wonder anew if there were any forms of vandalism to which the left objected.  Alas, Lilygate provided a silver lining. Whatever the intent of the water fighting revelers, some of them destroyed a source of civic pride …

Occupying the Ports? #Occupy’s War on the Working Class

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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 …

OWS’s Roots: Downward Mobility In The Regulatory Class

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I’m cheerfully stealing this meme from Patterico, which has an insightful roundup of opinions about the social motivations of the Occupy Wall Street crowd. The trigger for their rage isn’t really the banking industry, but the increasingly bleak job prospects of the lower rung of the would-be regulators and do-gooders. These types did everything dutiful big government left-liberals should do; …

Tea Party and Occupy – Some Common Ground? UPDATE

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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; …