As O’Donnell notes, this ain’t just about what happened on Wall Street.

  1. Marcus says:

    #29. Fuxon – I am sooo impressed. I worked as an engineer for an NBC affiliate. Big Fucking Deal, camerman. Nobody wants to hear about your minimum wage job.

    From what I remember, cameraman, you had the lowest paid position at the station, after the dumb ass weather girl.

  2. aslightlycrankygeek says:

    #4 maddog,
    How about this…. How about Every, Every Police officer be equipped with a personal recorder they wear around their neck.

    Good idea. I would expand this to say every government employee be equipped with a personal recorder they wear around their neck. Corruption problem solved.

  3. Eric says:

    Nice to see that Occupy Wall Street is finally getting some press. Sure it took Police responding with pepper spray and taking down photographers to do it, but at least it’s gaining some traction in the mainstream me…..

    Oh lookie! Nancy Grace has a boob!

    And Michael Jackson is still dead!

    What was I saying again?

    Oh, nevermind.

  4. Rob Leather says:

    Holy crap! O’Donnell’s really grown a pair since he stepped out of Olbermann shadow.

    Who ALSO appears to be covering this story.


    I’m sure this is just a mere coincidence.

  5. Miguel says:

    Of course, in some countries it’s forbidden to even video or photograph ANY ONGOING CRIME without asking for permission! It’s considered an ILLEGAL RECORDING.

    Where? My nice sunny country, Portugal…

  6. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    #28 The only disagreement i have with your reply, it spoke only to #9…at least 10 others could be included.

  7. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Where is “Occupy White House” to arrest the train of special interests being bailed out for campaign contributions….and Trumka….

    “Trumka and Obama at Corruption, with mouth wide open”-Hobbit folk saying.

  8. ReadyKilowatt says:

    #4 Maddog 1068 There’s NO WAY IN HELL the union would ever allow that! Of course, they’re all in favor of rolling a tape when they have control over who sees it.

    NYC sounds like a really f*d up place these days. I read this account of getting around town with the UN in town. (Yea, I know, Lew Rockwell is just about Art Bell level crazy at times, Ms Akers seems to be on the ball most of the time.) Reminds me of stories I heard about Washington under the Bush White House, where huge motorcades would fly through town at 50+MPH, all the intersections closed off for a straight shot, because Dear Leader’s time is much more important than anyone else’s.

    There’s a huge frickin’ party going on, and we’re not invited. Of course we are stuck with the bill. That’s the real reason DC is so worried about unemployment. If they don’t get us back to being productive drones soon, they won’t be able to party anymore.

  9. tcc3 says:

    #37 TeaDud

    Organize it then, its your right. You’re the one who keeps saying TeaParty represents and is supported by most Americans. I’m sure you could gather an epic crowd.

  10. Harry says:

    Most Americans are feed up with the Tea baggers, it is just another front for the Greedy Old Party. If you really want to help our country I would go here.

  11. What? (ignore Alphie, he'll leave) says:

    Truth, Justice, And The American Way!

    In action.

  12. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    #39 Still claiming we are astro turf, in spite of the 2010 debacle for loons…

    We are maturing as we grow exponentially…its not about rallies anymore, its word of mouth growing into a landslide loss for statism….

    If you haven’t trashed the country beyond repair already, we will fix it.

    We will prosecute your super majority crooks, no pardon for Obama and his crony capitalists and wall street buddies…

    The SEC, Fannie and Freddi Goldman Sacs, likely only Soros will escape where we can’t extradite him.

  13. tcc3 says:

    #42 TeaDud

    “Where is “Occupy White House”…”

    “its not about rallies anymore…”

    How convenient.

  14. tcc3 says:

    #42 TeaDud

    You indict SEC, Fannie, and Goldman, same as the Occupy Wall St protestors. Yet, “I trust the police will continue keeping the street clear for free movement and commerce on one of the most important streets in America.” They are the 99%, just as you claim the Tea Party is.

    Your cognitive dissonance must be exhausting.

  15. chris says:

    What I noticed on the first viewing was that there were officers on the other end of the oddly movable orange police line barrier area. If they were forcibly trying to drive people out of a place how is that going to work if you are cutting off the escape route?

    As O’Donnell says, nobody in the crowd appeared to be violent. They were simply refusing to leave. The tackling and arm-twisting are only called for if the person being arrested presents a danger to either the officers or a bystander. In absence of that danger violence against protesters is simply wrong.

    Refusing a command to leave an area might be a predicate for getting arrested, but is not the same as resisting arrest.

    I would like to contrast this to the positions I took in the thread about that moran who took his shirt off to protest the TSA a few weeks ago.

    Lots of people here accused me of being a booster to authoritarianism then. This case ought to show the difference in graphic terms.

    There is a big difference between getting arrested for refusing to leave a protest, and being trapped and beaten for same.

    Hopefully some of you get that.

  16. TheMaddog1068 says:

    #32 Hmmm I agree every public employee in a position of power. Since we all pay for them we should all be able to monitor what they do on our dime. Besides… “If they are not doing anything wrong what do they have to fear” … right. Of course the unions won’t sign up for it so make it mandatory for employment. If they don’t bite get new employees who will. I am sure in this jobs economy there would be a few new applicants. There is no reason to have unions for public employees… any public employees.
    Secondary thought…
    You could sell all this footage for use in reality TV shows. The proceeds of these sales would then be used to fund the pensions of the groups who were in the recordings. Win, Win, Win situation.

  17. Phydeau says:

    #29 I am a Libertarian, I hate government. I also hate Anarchist shits who “protest” at the drop of a hat just so they can go break shit.

    Who the hell are you to judge why people protest? And all the accounts of the Wall Street protests indicate the protesters were peaceful, and the police stirred things up. Get your head out of your ass.

    I am not a “right winger”. I just happen to see the real shit, and see how the media distorts it to control tools like yourself.

    If you saw the “real shit” you’d see that weakening government puts HUGE power into the hands of big corporations. And life was so great during the days of the robber barons, when government was weak and corporations were strong. Riiiiiight.

    You’re the tool, pal, you and all your libertarian buddies. The big corporations love you.

  18. Phydeau says:

    And if you hate government so much, then put your money where your mouth is and move to one of the hellholes where there is no government, like Somalia or one of the other many failed states around the world. Don’t be leeching off me and the other taxpayers in American who pay for this civilization you benefit from here.

    Hit the road, pal.


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