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10.11.2011

Occupy Fort Worth

A loyal reader sends along these photos of protesters in downtown across from the Worthington Hotel (which, no doubt, is a favorite of greedy Capitalists.)

Thanks, James.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Losers

Anonymous said...

Obviously these people need to get REAL jobs!

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:36 maybe they're unemployed people who have been searching diligently for work and have grown tired of being an invisible statistic. Who have you hired recently?

Anonymous said...

Get a job!

Anonymous said...

1:50 I'm not 1:36

We've hired several people recently at my job.

And, I know for a fact that several places are hiring. You'd be surprised how many people are hiring even though there are no advertisements of it.

My husband went out and applied for a second job just to have some extra money so we can do some remodeling on our house and was called back by ALL 4 places.

So don't be such an idiot and believe that these people can't find a job. THEY ARE NOT LOOKING!!!!

There's no excuse for ignorance on your part, 1:50.

Anonymous said...

Maybe these folks should picket goverment offices instead. Thats where the economy and job creation is being strangled with regulation and excess.

Anonymous said...

Get a Job!

Quit looking for a handout!

Anonymous said...

We all have jobs so let's not worry about those are unlucky unlike us that are lucky.

Anonymous said...

Your link to "Yahoo's Most Emailed Photos" isn't working.

Anonymous said...

Walmart and Lowes are hiring. Just saying

Anonymous said...

OMG Demoflops! Is this what you people want?

Some gal name Monica who called in on Hannity just said she has $80,000 in student loans and that the governement should pay for it.

Anonymous said...

I say that if you don't pay any taxes, then you should not be allowed to vote. If you want a seat at the table, then pay for it, just like the rest of us do.

Remote Controller said...

Apparently everyone on this blog has a job and knows how to get them. Maybe they should start their owe little employment service and tell all these people where to look.

Always amazes me how being without a job makes you less than. It is like the job is directly linked to your Christianity/ patriotism/ morals.

How we have been snookered.

Anonymous said...

The world's not responsible for your living!

Anonymous said...

I sorta admire the occupiers spunk!
Some of their complaints are legit.

The tax code is unfair! Deductions out the kazoo for the 1% that the 99% can't use.

Practically no accountability thru regulations and protection from the Congress when they do get caught.....and bailed out when their decisions go bad.

Anonymous said...

Most of these people have good jobs, just tired of seeing their pay and benefits shrink while their CEO makes millions running the company into the ground.

Anonymous said...

If they had a CDL they could drive a rock truck in Wise Co.

Anonymous said...

an old lady was just hit by a truck in the wal mart parking lot...get on the scoop BG.

Anonymous said...

Wal Mart is the reason why we are in this mess. How many local shops went bye bye in Decatur because of them? You don't see them in nice neighborhoods, like you do Costco. They actually pay a decent wage.

Anonymous said...

In the meantime, the federal gub'ment is stripping away our constitutional rights one by one. There's bigger prollems at hand, folks. Let's not get distracted by the media...

Anonymous said...

Its none of my business what a corportaion pays its CEO unless I'm a stockholder and then I only care if my stock loses value. I don't get to say what other people get to do the "their" money.
Some think the government owns all the wealth in a country and they decide what they will let you keep. That is not what I believe. I was not given my money by anybody. I worked for it.

Anonymous said...

Remote Controller:We don't care what you like or dislike,we're busy at work so don't bother us right now.

Anonymous said...

Oh boo hoo, 4:09. I guess Lowes, Auto Zone, Aaron's, Sonic, CVS, TSC are all to blame too? They are national chains also.

Oh grow up.

DF Randolph Duke

Anonymous said...

4:09, Wal Mart forces people to come in the store and abandon their local shops? Didn't know that. How do they do it? Gunpoint? Does the Wal Mart van drive along main street with a big net or hook and pull people out of local shops and take them to Wal Mart? Every single person in Decatur has the freedom to pay higher prices wherever they want to.

wordkyle said...

356 - I'm not sure how you describe a tax code as "unfair" when half of all Americans pay no federal income tax (including a family of four making up to $50,000) and the top ten percent pay more than 70% of all federal income tax while earning only 43% of all income? ("Individual Income Tax Returns with Positive Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Returns Classified by Tax Percentile—Early Release")

This ratio of taxes to income is by far the highest of any developed nation in the world.

Anonymous said...

As long as the corporate tax rate in the US is higher than THE REST OF THE WORLD, we will continue to lose jobs overseas.

As long as unions continue to drive up wages for lower production, jobs will go overseas.

Speaking of unions, all of you that belong to any type of union... what have they done for you in this mess? Somehow those guys that took your dues are living quite large while the unemployed or the no-longer employed suffer...

Anonymous said...

They are angry that they let the place where Hardhead works handle their investments and then, when Hardhead let his elementary school-aged son, Hardhead Jr., invest their hard-earned money in some crappy stocks, it all went to hell in a hand basket.

Anonymous said...

Is all of this caused by that huge sucking sound that Ross Perot warned us about?

Anonymous said...

3:47--I guess you something on this blog I missed. I don't see anything about a job being related to Christianity/morals/patriotism. I think what you are mistaking for that is what most of us call being RESPONSIBLE, PRODUCTIVE members of society. Have had two jobs in my life I HATED, but drug my butt there everyday while in college, to keep myself in school. Did that so I could get a degree (now have two, thank you!) and get a job I LOVE and make a pretty decent salary. Can we expect the racism card next?

Anonymous said...

Herman Cain's flat tax of 9 percent across the board gets my vote. Everyone pays 9 percent of their income-problem solved. It's fair and reasonable.

Anonymous said...

Is TSC making their employees take paycuts? NO Their CEO isnt asking for cuts while they take raises., and Wal Mart is sometimes the ONLY place to shop now that many others who sold the same good are gone.

Anonymous said...

What have unions done for me? Good pension that I worked hard for. Safety on the job when the company wanted to cut corners and endanger our customers, (that would be YOU) and the ability to send the kids to college to make a better society.

What have unions done for you?
Well, if you enjoy weekends off, thank the labor movement, just for a start among others. It was probably a Union member deicing your plane, fixing your plane or flying your plane on Christmas so you could enjoy a turkey dinner. It was probably a Union coal miner that help provode your electricity, and cops and firemen who helped you at one time or another. Even if the cops wasnt a union member I am sure they belong to the FOP, Cleat or some other organization that helps them politically or with safety issues on the job. There are some wack jobs in this movement , but the working folks arent them. Not being greedy, just pay us what you stole. You are probably the same people that snicker at the paper article when a hard working person is killed on the job.

Anonymous said...

What have unions done for me? Good pension that I worked hard for. Safety on the job when the company wanted to cut corners and endanger our customers, (that would be YOU) and the ability to send the kids to college to make a better society.

What have unions done for you?
Well, if you enjoy weekends off, thank the labor movement, just for a start among others. It was probably a Union member deicing your plane, fixing your plane or flying your plane on Christmas so you could enjoy a turkey dinner. It was probably a Union coal miner that help provode your electricity, and cops and firemen who helped you at one time or another. Even if the cops wasnt a union member I am sure they belong to the FOP, Cleat or some other organization that helps them politically or with safety issues on the job. There are some wack jobs in this movement , but the working folks arent them. Not being greedy, just pay us what you stole. You are probably the same people that snicker at the paper article when a hard working person is killed on the job.

Anonymous said...

From what i have seen of the protesters I wouldn't hand one of them a sandwitch out the door let alone let them in.If you stripped all the china made clothes off them they would freeze tonight.As for your union I made a good liveing all my life without it.American airlines is on it's ass now because of it.My brother in law retired at 55 and will be 82 this year ;think about what that did to your retirement.By the way did your pilots ever oay the fine for going on strike?

Anonymous said...

I work on the weekends. And if all those jobs you described to me weren't union, the worker wouldn't have to pay dues and the costs of those goods would be lower, plus more people in the US would be working some of those jobs instead of chasing them away.

There was a time for unions to establish sensible working conditions, but those times are long gone. Now we have teacher unions that protect child predators and detest any reasonable act to elevate the quality of public education. The list of unions ruining the work force and job pool in the US is quite extensive.

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is you non working people, I work two jobs and have for some time! If you need a job then get your }%~ out there and get one! If I could not make it on the two I have, then I would take on a third! Yes, I'm tired and getting older but I was raised in a working environment and was not handed everything. You learn this from a early age and I think this is a lot of what's wrong with this crazy world.....

Anonymous said...

Wordbile-
that is an old misleading republican talking point that your "Fox and Friends" have been spewing again lately. Yes, while some Americans do not earn enough to pay federal income tax, they still pay large amounts in payroll, state, and local taxes. If your position on economics had any merit, you wouldn't need half-truths to back it.

Remote Controller said...

7:29- So you basically just told me that without out a job you are lazy. it doesn't matter how you lost your job. It doesn't matter how you are looking for a job or what job you get as long as you "work hard" then you will be a "responsible, productive" member of society.

That means we can just get rid of the 32 million Americans who do not have jobs. Since they are nonproductive and irresponsible people. Thanks for clarifying that.

I know..... Lets call Obama and make it mandatory to have a job or you will be committing a crime. It will the job version of Hilary Care. Then we can ship anyone who doesn't have a job out of this country.

Anonymous said...

Finally found a list of what the Occupy Wall Street protestors want.

Raise the minimum wage to $20.00 an hour and forgive all debt while outlawing credit agencies. Provide everyone free universal health care and four years of college while opening the borders. Make it easy for unions to organize for new members while spending $1 Trillion on building bridges roads and rails, etc. along with $1 Trillion to plant trees, clean rivers, etc.. Move on a fast track to switch from fossil fuel to renewable energy. Pass a racial and gender bill of rights and have free elections.

The world awaits a changed world! Glad I'm too old to see their delusions come to pass!

Anonymous said...

The Unions also bought us Mr. Obama.

wordkyle said...

1243 - Federal income tax is the measurement used by Democrats when they say the rich don't pay "enough." It's the metric every discussion of the current tax system (or "tax code," as I mentioned) uses. My figures are accurate according to the IRS (my source.) The fact that you don't like the numbers doesn't make them misleading.

If you have a claim regarding the other taxes you mentioned -- I assume it's "the rich don't pay enough" -- then please provide your figures. You may have a point, but as of now no one else knows what it is.

Anonymous said...

It's useless trying to talk to gullable idiots.

Anonymous said...

RE: the taxes of the rich

The problem is what they "should" be paying % X actual/total income not what they claim their income is after 6000 pages of special breaks for them.

Anonymous said...

9:32 You better check yourself and the IRS website. The average American gets their fair share of deductions too.

Could you please do something about that incompetence problem of yours because I for one am sick and tired of seeing it.

Anonymous said...

8:54, if that is so, then Exxon bought Bush.

Anonymous said...

9:55 sounds like a jealous dick that is mad because someone got took an early retirement...boo f'n hoo!!

wordkyle said...

1219 - The Obama administration usurped the rule of law and gave majority ownership of Chrysler to the autoworkers union. Please give an example of Bush doing the same for Exxon.

Anonymous said...

12:19 If I had to choose between Exxon and the Unions I would hands down choose Exxon in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

REGARDING unions, from the Chicago Tribune TODAY

A labor leader in Chicago is expected to receive pension payments of nearly $500,000 a year, while another could get about $438,000 a year, according to reports Wednesday.

The Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV, which obtained information about union pension benefits during a joint investigation, said at least eight union officials in Chicago were eligible for what were described as inflated city pensions on top of union pensions for the same period of employment.
The news organizations said this was due to "a charitable interpretation" of Illinois law by officials representing two city pension funds.
"Can you name any place in the world where someone can get two pensions for the same job?" state Rep. Tom Cross, a Republican, told the paper. "Even by our standards here in Illinois, it's beyond belief. It's insane."
Chicago and Illinois are facing financial trouble, in part due to pension shortfalls.

Remote Controller said...

1:39: double pensions for the same job: superintendents, CEO's, COO's, Public Office holders (depending on what departments are being directed), Executive office holders if multiple departments are being overseen. You can pretty much go through a laundry list of people who get this.

Another similar situation is if a Union shop goes to non-union then the union shop gives full pension to long timers then the non-union shop creates a pension for them also.

Anonymous said...

As a taxpayer, the ONLY pensions I CARE ABOUT are the ones I AM forced by the GOVERNMENT to pay for.

IT IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESS what ANY public sector CEO, executive officers makes.

Anonymous said...

Unions arent half as corrupt as Enron.

wordkyle said...

943 - You may be right, you may be wrong. Jimmy Hoffa didn't just run away from home. However, the point is this - the Enron executives were convicted and faced long sentences (Ken Lay died before sentencing.) Twenty-one others were convicted of crimes. The system, although it didn't protect the victims in this case, punished the perpetrators. (That's how the law always works.)

Enron execs committed the vast majority of their crimes in the 90s, and the crimes only came to light in the first year or two of the Bush administration.

Anonymous said...

My brudder bubba is a looking foe a job ifin use knows someboddy a hirin!

Anonymous said...

I've been down there and met these people and they are from ALL walks of life and a myriad of different backgrounds. Most are employed, but some are not, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. They are all united and passionate about their belief that the system is broken and that their is a desperate need for change.