I'd occupy that...
that woman looks like she's got a degree in economics or finance or something along those lines, so i'm sure she's real qualified to speak out wall street business practices.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.This is the revolution. We are the 99%.
Really 9:31? And what do you expect to win? Oh yea, you'll get all the rich people's money. Good plan.And what do you do next year when that's all gone? Cause trust me, it will be. You guys are poor for a reason
And I guess you are one of the Wise county millionaires huh 9:45?
Pretty much sums it up. Inside, businessmen and businesswomen are busy making money and outside, a bunch of lazy and bitter folks are sittin' around on their *sses complaining. I wonder if they realize just how laughable and futile this "protest" is. The top 1% might hold 99% of the wealth in this country alright but they also shoulder one big *ss chunk of our total tax burden. Don't bite the hand that feeds you, protesters.The Backdoor Intruder
Really, 9:45pm, That was a stupid remark. The people who are doing the protesting can probably manage their affairs better than you. At least they are trying to improve things while you just sit back and spout off.
The Occupy people are Lockheed, Bell, AA, GM, BNSF, people who worked the World trade center rescue, and other blue collar people who have had their money stolen from them while their Management took bonuses, gave themselves raises, and got stock options for running their companies into the ground. They are fed up. Their are a few fruit loops in the bunch, but most are people that educate our children, care for you when sick, and students who want to help our country return to the great industrial power it once was. These people also want USA made goods. They are tame compared to the CEO's that run their company down (US Airways, GE, Enron, ) and then get a golden parachute for failure.
Poor, poor Wall Street. We should send them another bailout, those Christmas bonuses won't pay themselves.DF E.F. Hutton
Stop the comparisons to the Tea Party. Wrong anology!
If Obama is the answer it must have been a really stupid question
I'll bet you....she's a nut job. Look at all the slackers sitting on their lazy butts. I guess they are on some kind of break from their jobs, right?
Methinks thou watcheth Fox News too much.
the problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples money. Margret Thatcher.p.s i know spelling and punctuation probly not right, but im eating and typing with one hand
She's got to be a conservative infiltrator. No lib weanie girl looks that good!
@9:31: I've been thinking of that same quote lately.Not because I'm convinced that anything is going to be accomplished by this movement, but because it seems to be following the first couple steps. After a COMPLETE media blackout for the initial phase of the Occupy movement, the media leaped in with a bang, claiming that the folks had no message or jobs - the latter part of which is kind of the point...The past couple days have seen phase 3: Folks like Glenn Beck stating that these dangerous thugs are going to start killing everyone if they're not killed first. Fun stuff!
I bet she doesnt shave her arm pits.
Glen Beck may not be wrong! Marie Antoinette's "let them eat cake" attitude finally cost her.Down the road it will be intereting if American police/firemen will protect the suits so interested in downsizing public pensions. Will American soilders fire on Americans to protect the 1%
Where can the 99% turn to for relief/justice, when the Congress, the courts are bought and paid for by the 1%Only a few actually want a handout! What we really want is fairness and justice. Wall St/Banks brought us to our knees yet not one person convicted and in jail.
Thanks 11:14. Well said.
8:46 Just who is going to determine what is fair and unfair?
9:19 -These idiots want to be the one to determine what is fair and what is not fair. Their idea of fair is where they don't have to get off of their butts, but have money handed to them.My in-laws are millionaires. They got it because they started with absolutely nothing and worked for many many years earning every penny that they got. These people seem to think that they are entitled to my in-laws money, even though they did nothing to help earn this money.Since they are protesting against nasty corporations, I am assuming that everyone protesting is wearing clothing that they made from cotton grown on their own farm and they are eating food grown by themselves. But, if you look, you will see many wearing name-brand clothing out there.
9:19, ... in a democracy, isn't it the majority?
Just look at them.... they're all obviously have good jobs and have no problem taking vacation time from their jobs. When you work hard, you get to leave your jobs anytime you want for days and weeks at a time.
I think the word "rich" needs to be defined. Big difference in Wise County rich(well off) vs. the 1% that have no morals or ethics.
Getting back to the topic..."Hey, now, then and later!!!"
1) This looks like the girl who played "Kevin's" sister on "The Wonder Years"2) Levin was screaming about the "occupiers" yeaterday. Basiclly said that poor people don't create jobs so they should leave the rich people alone and they (the rich) will take care of all the problems, if gov't will also leave them alone. (I think Levin WANTS class warfare in the streets)
All you libs have to give it to Bill Oreilly for at least one thing: If you've ever seen his show, it is "blondes on parade." Bill knows when to put a pretty blond on the screen!Gern Blansten
In fact, I think Barry ought to give Oreilly an honorary "hey, now."Gern Blansten
Skippy, Can I live in your house while you are in NYC living with cockroaches?
And the corporate greed continues. Now, American Airlines has decided to outsource some heavy maintenance in Tulsa to Timco, who was raided years ago and found to have illegal aliens employed. Corporate Greed might finally get some of your attention when your kids might be on that plane.
We spent countless years trying to defeat Communism and Marxism around the world, only to have it reborn right here under our own feet, with Obama and the democrats cheering it on. Truly sad.The "Occupy" crowd is nothing more than a bunch of malcontents feeding on class warfare and slopping from the trough of socialism, not dissimilar to those that allowed Lenin to destroy Russia. I'm actually waiting for the "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" to become their mantra, fully realizing their Vader-esque transition into what we used to despise.This country was founded and became great because of our reliance on personal freedom and personal responsibility. I fear that this "blame someone else" generation no longer recognizes that.
We just want what was taken from us, while management voted themselves bonuses.
I went to college on my daddy's dime, money he earned in the stock market, oh plus I got a scholarship provided by rich people that I now hate. Banks pay for everything I want up front, so naturally I get pissed off at them for expecting me to pay them back. I also have a 401k, but I'm not PART of the system really, so it's OK for me to HATE IT, and everything else about the geese that laid my golden egg. These people are hypocrits.
Barry, I hate to break the news to you, but this girl (and the majority of those you post here) could EASILY be your daughters. Grow up, dude.
9:29 isn't worried. He married into money. Tell me about all that hard work it took to make you rich when your Daddy Inlaw finally kicks the bucket. I bet you will refuse all that dirty money so you can get rich on your own like a REAL American.
8:46 Bad home loans made to people who didn't have a down payment created so many toxic assets, our economy was threatened creating the bail out. Too many home owners borrowed money on their home equity to pay down credit cards or to buy more stuff! Under Clinton, this was allowed to happen, followed by Bush and now by Obama. Not everyone can own a home or should have unlimited credit cards. People are getting a good look at the protestors and the image is not good.No one forces anyone to work for a big corporation so why don't those who hate the management go out and work for themselves in order to benefit 100% from their efforts? Shareholders want the best and brightest at the top to make profits. It seems funny to me that the "protestors" waited until now to hit the streets when this came down early on in Obama's administration. Seems the reason is to build support for the upcoming election to be between the haves and the have nots!
Where all da black people?
Has unhappy AA employee made an appearance? (See 12:00 post.)Folks, those of you complaining about the companies you work for, I've got a four-letter word for you:Q.U.I.T.As in, quit your miserable job... and your complaining!
If a rising tide raises all boats, do these people plan to level the field by draining the ocean?
What's interesting is how the term "top 1%" came to mean something. Why not the top 5%? Top 10%? Even at the Left-determined 1% level, that's over three million Americans who have no morals or ethics...and who are rich at other's expense. (Incidentally, do the protesters all hate Steve Jobs because Apple sent manufacturing jobs to China?)
1:48You're a Grade AA mule's ass.Get back to work because I'm sure you're billing someone!FYI- not the unhappy AA employee.
She may not be dirty but I bet she stinks a little.
9:36,...What 9:19 is referring to is what caused someone to say:Democracy has to be more than two wolves and a sheep getting together and voting on what's for dinner.
We are a Republic; not a Democracy.There is a difference.
Did Hitler really play golf with Netanyahu...? ♫
I take back my comments... she looks gainfully employable...
To 12:07 and others that are concerned (rightfully so) that corporate management didn't fund the pensions you had been promised for years as part of your compensation(they were contractually obligated to fund): why are you giving YOUR Congress person a pass on this? The corporate management had to have Congressional approval to do that. Sure, the execs were greedy to ask permission, but a majority in Congress had to vote to allow them to simply wipe the slate clean, without recourse available to you. Maybe you should check the record on that. Maybe they should be turned out.
Probably a lot of lawyers in that 1 percent.
Hitler play golf with golf clubs you idgit.
If you don/t pay taxes, then you don't get to decide how they are spent.
3:40 PM -- LOVE IT! WELL SAID!!
@3:40... Yes, you do. That's why the Dems are blocking with all they've got requiring picture ID to vote, and are favored at the polls by giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, and blocking drug testing for welfare recipients, etc. All in order "to help those in need."
THANKS OBAMA, MY 401 LOST 20% THIS QUARTER
@9:08: You know, I always hear that Presidents don't control the economy until there happens to be a Dem in office during a downturn...Of course, I also hear that government doesn't create jobs, but a couple debates back, there were Romney and Perry arguing about whether the Texas government or the Massachusetts government created more jobs under them.(Incidentally, the answer is that the Texas GOVERNMENT created more jobs. In fact, nearly all of the jobs "created" in Texas over the past 4 years have been public sector jobs...)
Voter ID fraud = a smokescreen. It hurts the elderly and those without a car. Get real, there isnt a lot of voter fraud in Wise County.
"Nearly all of the jobs...," KatyDid? Stats, please.
KD - Your listening is selective. "I inherited the economy from Bush" in various iterations sounds a little familiar. Obama based a major part of his campaign on blaming Bush for a bad economy. Didn't we hear a few things in 2004 about how terrible the economy was under Bush?Given that info, it's not unreasonable to ask for your source on your Texas jobs claim. A quick googling has thousands of hits on the Texas jobs boom under Perry. Texas has added a million jobs since 2000, with only 30% of them in government,says the Wall Street Journal. Job creation in Texas since 2007 has been attributed to population growth, immigration (legal and illegal,) a friendly business environment (over 110,000 new businesses created in 2007 and 2008,) the benefits of NAFTA, energy or other factors. But nothing to support your final claim.Incidentally, it's silly for you to object to politicians claiming their administrations created jobs. Why, I know of one fella who claimed that he needed a trillion dollars to fund "shovel-ready jobs." He got the trillion, then later let us know that the jobs "were not as shovel-ready as we expected." Seems it was just a joke.
11:42: Oh, you are going to make me do a google search. I understand. Not everyone has google.I'll skip the Huffington-type sites and settle for an article that is elss dramatic:"Between December 2007 and last June, private-sector employment in Texas declined by 0.6 percent while public-sector jobs increased by 6.4 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, government employees account for about one-sixth of the workforce in Texas." (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903999904576470232177476242.html)Plus this page is pretty good as well about it. The public/private difference discussed isn't as big as the article I had previously seen, but it's there: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/perry-criticizes-government-while-texas-job-growth-benefits-from-it/2011/08/18/gIQAPPZQSJ_story.html@wordkyle: I don't know what you're trying to say. I'm not defending Obama in ANY WAY (?) and find it odd that you would defend Perry by comparing his rhetoric favorably to someone you trash on a fairly regular basis... Color me stumped.
KD - When someone presents an interesting idea, I often do a quick google search to find out more about it. I didn't find your WaPo article, so thanks for providing it. That timeframe is very specific, and for that specific timeframe you are indeed correct. Good job in supporting your claim. As for rhetoric, one politician's is usually as useless as another's. Perry's claimed disdain for "Big Government" is overblown. Having said that, I would forgive that fault much quicker than another politician's proven love of Big Government.
@wordkyle: I tend to agree that politician claims are the luck of the draw. Seems like it's usually the equivalent of bragging that there were no major hurricanes while you were governor...
Thanks, KatyDid. And nice job, by the way. The stats I had previously seen went back to 2000. But I see that, over the past few years, the numbers support your statement.Now, if you would just explain to me this "Google" machine you referred to... (wink)
I live in San Antonio and if wasnt for the military bases this town would die. Hundreds of small businesses would fold and even major corporations would pull out. For anyone who actually believes government doesn't create jobs just look around. If it wasn't for roads being built that requires rock from the crushers in your county, or the people that work at Boeing having government contracts your county would suffer--- because of those jobs people buy stuff at walmart, eat out, and pay day care!! It doesn't stop there --they buy gas and electricity, etc! New Mexico and other states would gladly welcome our military and then Texans would be left picking crops! Thanks to the federal government we are surviving!!!
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