That Seal Was Real

December 11, 2011 1:43 pm
"I’m very concerned about this very divisive rhetoric the president is using when he continues to talk about ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ and this thing that I think is really contrary to the principles that I mentioned, as far as life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness."

Representative Allen West (FL-R)

GOP 2012: Equality and Fairness are Anti-American

-Joe

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December 5, 2011 2:10 pm
stfuconservatives:

cartoonpolitics:

Oh so *that’s* how it works ..

If you really can’t see this and that these are the same forces that tear down #occupywallst then you are painfully naive. 
-Joe

It really bothers me that despite the fact the entire Tea Party movement is so transparently nothing more than corporations bamboozling the gullible, the bigoted, and the plain stupid, they still have members elected to Congress while OWS protesters are getting arrested, pepper sprayed and beaten.

stfuconservatives:

cartoonpolitics:

Oh so *that’s* how it works ..

If you really can’t see this and that these are the same forces that tear down #occupywallst then you are painfully naive. 

-Joe

It really bothers me that despite the fact the entire Tea Party movement is so transparently nothing more than corporations bamboozling the gullible, the bigoted, and the plain stupid, they still have members elected to Congress while OWS protesters are getting arrested, pepper sprayed and beaten.

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December 1, 2011 5:08 pm
"Rich businesspeople like me don’t create jobs. Middle-class consumers do, and when they thrive, U.S. businesses grow and profit."

Nick Hanauer, Venture Capitalist who helped get Amazon.com off the ground. (via stfuconservatives)

Now see, these are the kind of statements that need to be made to politicians in a very public way. I would love to see Nick Hanauer, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, or any fabulously wealthy American who doesn’t spend all of their time trying to cheat taxes, at a Republican debate, or any kind of town hall and address a statement like this to the politicians in that kind of public, most likely televised forum so that they have no way of evading the question and the very person asking it there to refute the trickle-down, supply-side economics bullshit they tend to spew.

November 20, 2011 9:08 pm

Police, Politicians, Concerned Americans: can we talk about this?

stfuconservatives:

Occupywallst is not going anywhere; certainly not anytime soon. You can kick them out of parks and arrest all of ‘em a dozen times. They’ll keep coming back, they’ll keep meeting up somewhere else and likely with more people. Every time you rough up one encampment, another one sprouts up in a different city. This is because by every objective measurement people are fucked out there. This nation is pretty fucked for a lot of people. There is no movement in the government to improve our situation (and certainly not for the lower or middle classes) so why would #OWS stop when nothing has changed? If anything the lack of change proves how right they are in their message.

The reason I explain this to you all is because I’m terrified that this is going to build until a single event, an event where something could happen that none of us wants to even think about. If the police continue to become more and more brutal, more and more intolerant of this protest (which may I repeat, is NOT going anywhere) then there’s only one logical end: protesters being killed. It could be some random hateful cop or a poorly-thought executive order but if we continue down this path it will happen. It could happen from our side but just looking at the history I don’t that see that as likely.

So for once, for once in our existence as Americans can we talk about this, make a change, without there being blood in the streets?

-Joe

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.” - John F. Kennedy

November 17, 2011 5:11 pm
"They pulled me out by the stethoscope, white coat and all as I was telling them I have a patient in there. One girl has a heart condition and wasn’t feeling well. They manhandled her and threw her on the ground."

Occupy Wall Street medic PAUL KOSTORA, on being forced to leave Zuccotti Park by the NYPD.

The police don’t care about you and your God-damned healthcare.

(via the NY Daily News)

OK I’m going to reblog this again when there’s more people on, but I want to make this very clear:

AN ATTACK ON A CLEARLY MARKED MEDICAL FACILITY/SPACE IS A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION. 

NYPD HAS COMMITTED CLEARLY DEFINED WAR CRIMES AGAINST US CITIZENS.

(via accordingtosami)

And of course, because this is America, where law makers and law enforcement don’t have to abide by the law, most likely, nothing will happen.

(Source: inothernews, via stfuconservatives)

November 16, 2011 5:14 pm
"No right is absolute…"

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announcing the clearing of Zuccoti Park in lower Manhattan today by the NYPD at the behest of its owners. Apparently the Mayor doesn’t understand much about rights, but then being rich means he can makes his rights as he chooses. (via nefariousnewt)

The right to peaceably assemble… when it’s convenient to the city.

-Joe

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3:41 am
"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."

The First Amendment

I’m not one to bust out The Constitution/Bill of Rights as the be all end all but it seems so damned appropriate right now.

-Joe

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October 31, 2011 1:43 pm
stfuconservatives:

club-silencio:

defending against tear gas

Important information.

stfuconservatives:

club-silencio:

defending against tear gas

Important information.

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10:18 am
stfuconservatives:

peachpit957:

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU. 

http://www.stateofworkingamerica.org/charts/view/21

And not only the unemployed are vying for those open positions.
-Joe

stfuconservatives:

peachpit957:

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU. 

http://www.stateofworkingamerica.org/charts/view/21

And not only the unemployed are vying for those open positions.

-Joe

(Source: celestialweekend, via stfuconservatives)

October 23, 2011 5:16 pm
stfuconservatives:

Except I think most people in the OWS movement understand that the two buildings have always connected.
-Joe

Hence why the march portion of Occupy Pittsburgh started at the city/county government building. Which happens to be a castle.

stfuconservatives:

Except I think most people in the OWS movement understand that the two buildings have always connected.

-Joe

Hence why the march portion of Occupy Pittsburgh started at the city/county government building. Which happens to be a castle.

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October 20, 2011 6:52 am October 10, 2011 9:12 pm October 9, 2011 5:55 pm October 8, 2011 1:57 pm 10:20 am
stfuconservatives:

solitudinous:

I don’t know if you guys can see that well but those are the red marks on my wrists for being handcuffed for three straight hours today, with my hands twisted unnaturally behind my back. 
I decided to go to the wall street occupation in NYC and…
-was maced in the face while standing on a public sidewalk calmly asking an officer if I could continue walking. 
-was forcefully arrested (arms pulled behind my back by two police officers then lifted off the ground and dragged to a nearby wall) while being treated for the mace on my skin
-had my requests for information (whether I was being arrested or simply detained, why I was being arrested, whether they could read me my rights) greeted with silence by a wall of policemen standing with their nets, watching us sit there handcuffed. 
-was bused, as the cuffs got tighter and tighter, to police headquarters (along with about 80 other peaceful protesters) and made to wait in the van outside headquarters for another two and a half hours
-was detained inside a prison cell for about another 6 hours, again with barely any information about why I was arrested and for how long
-was told I could have a phone call but only if it was to a New York number, and then was subsequently ignored when I asked if I could use a phone book 
-was finally released with a charge of disorderly conduct and a court date nov 3
Right now I’m overwhelmed and exhausted. I missed the last train back to sarah lawrence because of being in fucking jail, so I’m staying at my friend’s dorm at parsons. I had just about every right I “have” violated tonight and it makes me really angry. when the police feel the need to use the amount of force they did on me - i’m 93 lbs and 4 ft - you know something’s off. when they’re detaining the “granny peace brigade” along with me, you know there’s really something off. this isn’t right, this isn’t democracy. that’s all I can say right now because I’m so fucking tired and I need to just go to bed. perhaps I’ll have some more coherent thoughts tomorrow, but again, right now I’m just totally overwhelmed. 

Stay strong and contact the ACLU (212) 607-3300.
-Joe

stfuconservatives:

solitudinous:

I don’t know if you guys can see that well but those are the red marks on my wrists for being handcuffed for three straight hours today, with my hands twisted unnaturally behind my back. 

I decided to go to the wall street occupation in NYC and…

-was maced in the face while standing on a public sidewalk calmly asking an officer if I could continue walking. 

-was forcefully arrested (arms pulled behind my back by two police officers then lifted off the ground and dragged to a nearby wall) while being treated for the mace on my skin

-had my requests for information (whether I was being arrested or simply detained, why I was being arrested, whether they could read me my rights) greeted with silence by a wall of policemen standing with their nets, watching us sit there handcuffed. 

-was bused, as the cuffs got tighter and tighter, to police headquarters (along with about 80 other peaceful protesters) and made to wait in the van outside headquarters for another two and a half hours

-was detained inside a prison cell for about another 6 hours, again with barely any information about why I was arrested and for how long

-was told I could have a phone call but only if it was to a New York number, and then was subsequently ignored when I asked if I could use a phone book 

-was finally released with a charge of disorderly conduct and a court date nov 3

Right now I’m overwhelmed and exhausted. I missed the last train back to sarah lawrence because of being in fucking jail, so I’m staying at my friend’s dorm at parsons. I had just about every right I “have” violated tonight and it makes me really angry. when the police feel the need to use the amount of force they did on me - i’m 93 lbs and 4 ft - you know something’s off. when they’re detaining the “granny peace brigade” along with me, you know there’s really something off. this isn’t right, this isn’t democracy. that’s all I can say right now because I’m so fucking tired and I need to just go to bed. perhaps I’ll have some more coherent thoughts tomorrow, but again, right now I’m just totally overwhelmed. 

Stay strong and contact the ACLU (212) 607-3300.

-Joe

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