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Here’s a tune for you, and for our times, from Root Boy Slim.
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The Occupy Movement, a movement marred by trash and violence, sold out and ended up in the dust bin.
As if there weren’t already enough frightening stuff about Romney, his primary judicial adviser is Robert Bork.
Obama’s Occupy Street Army Removal (Takin out the trash Boss)
Apparently the RT blogs are segwayng away from Obama’s Arab-Winter ASAP, but his Mulsim Brothers are still hard at work!
Nothing illustrates the bias and hypocrisy of the MSM more than it’s slamming of the peaceful Tea Party vs. it’s fawning over the violent Occupiers.
“Apparently the RT blogs are segwayng away from Obama’s Arab-Winter ASAP, but his Mulsim Brothers…”
Wow Lars. I can’t imagine why you’re not taken more seriously.
I’d say Occupy was better for the democrats than the Teabaggers ended up being for the GOP.
what you say kristen ..no ones cares dearie,, just know that we know you are ignorant. go join your nasty ass siblings in the occupy movement..we will not miss you
OWS envelopes all that has gone wrong with American youth….entitled, whiny, and programed to blame all of their problems on others. Who raised these people?
Thank God this pathetic “cause” is dead. If nothing else, they have helped me raise my children better by providing a perfect example of what defines a LOSER.
Come on folks, loosen up. This is a Root classic. Root had the unique gift of being able to hold a mirror to every group’s face and make them laugh at themselves. The updatd photos indeed show how timeless the song is.
Thanks, Dan. Do you remember all the jokes and songs Root made while milking his ban from the City Of College Park? I mean, the guy made censorship a blast. By the way – referring to the other thread today – humor was always one of the go-to weapons that Archbishop Tutu used in his many victorious battles involving very serious issues. As did Ronald Reagan.
#7 “OWS envelopes all that has gone wrong… ”
Manila or plain white?
Here’s LB Hagen again begging for somebody to come over and visit his blog before thge RT takes away his toy for lack of interest.
The occupy protesters left a legacy of destruction, looting, arrests, sexual abuse etc… the teaparty left a legacy of changing the makeup of congress.
You truly believe that was success?
“Occupy protesters attempt to shut down Wall Street on anniversary”
0bama has yet to condemn their actions. Where is the MSM asking him to? He supports those who want to disrupt Wall Street i.e. the American economy. More proof he is at war with our American capitalism system.
Mikeo, the tea party is why Rmoney doesn’t have a prayer. Success of a sort, I guess.
The biggest reason Occupy failed to last was because its structure had a flaw that rendered the movement nearly dead-on-arrival. And that was a thing called “decision by consensus.”
Consensus meant that every decision needed unanimous agreement before it could move forward. This resulted in less mature individuals perpetually voting “no” until they got their way. If a proposal wasn’t resolved, it would get tabled until the next meeting. This happened over and over, with the result being that participants quickly became exhausted and quit. Eventually, all the groups moved to “modified consensus” but that still required an overwhelming majority, so almost nothing continued to get done.
The reality is that we may all be equal in value, but we are not all equal in abilities. You cannot have coarse or inexperienced people running diplomatic and organizational activities, but that’s the way it was, which is why most people left after one or two meetings. And I remember, to my surprise, that my disappointment in saying goodbye to Occupy was far exceeded by the relief I felt, which is a feeling shared by a multitude of ex-participants nationwide.
For example, in Occupy Roanoke it took 7 weeks to approve the wording of a letter inviting local television stations to visit us. By then the movement was already in declining. Meanwhile, it took 5 weeks to get a draft of a marketing flyer, which then took another 2 months for a final version. By then, the movement was over for practical purposes, since, by late-October at least 70% of local participants had given up, and by December at least 95% were gone. From a glance at their Facebook page today, Occupy Roanoke has maybe a dozen local residents still active… (they should rename themselves with a local moniker, start fresh, and never again let kiddies run the show).
The good news is that the Occupy Movement achieved two significant victories…
First, the nation’s political dialogue has changed a little. Second, and far more valuable: A million novices at community service have had a spark kindled in them to help society. Many will gravitate into countless new projects in the coming years, which will eventually create far more reform than Occupy. In short, Occupy is vanishing in the same way that seeds do, meaning that plants rise up and yield a thousand-fold. So Occupy, though fleeting, will actually prove to be a long term success.
At this point I must digress and note that people should get their news from independent sources. This is because mainstream media’s major stockholders are billionaires, who affect the management that selects your news and (how it’s presented!). Obviously, the slant is to keep the masses ignorant and willing to slave away their lives for as little as possible. This is why some lemmings actually believe this non-violent movement was fraught with mayhem… Media would focus their cameras on one or two jackasses and ignore thousands of peaceful people. (Wall Street and 16 trillion stolen dollars buys a lot of clout to paint the principles of Jesus and Gandhi as folly.) How many people know there were 1500 Occupy groups in the United States? I never saw any of them but NYC and Oakland on the news, both presented as criminals for exercising First Amendment rights.
On the rare occasions I watch or listen to mainstream news, almost all I see or hear is pus filled blowhards like Rush Limbaugh, gleefully deluding the public in exchange for suckling from the crotch of billionaires. To hear them tell it, the masses deserve their river of tears. And if you fight against them you risk drowning in your own.
Only a child, or more likely a dog, truly believes someone is entitled to make 200,000 times more per year than people who work for them. But that is what some executives are earning compared to some of their employees. Meanwhile, the unemployed cannot support their families, skimp on basic essentials, have no health care, and increasingly find themselves among the homeless. Life is hell on Earth, but let’s do nothing…
Put bluntly, the royal lineage of kings and queens have been replaced by billionaire families, whose dynasties also go on for generations. And the result is the same: The number of peasants increases as does their ruler’s arrogance and abuses.
Root Boy treated his ban from College Park like a dairy farmer handles a cow that hasn’t been milked for a month. Aside from the contract with Warner Bros., it was one of the best things that ever happened to him and the band.
I saw him perform this live, for the first time ever, at the Roxy in downtown DC. The occasion was his 10th anniversary concert, which was standing room only (hundreds of fans who didn’t get there early enough were left outside). For this number he came onstage dressed in a black tux with tails, and he was HILARIOUS — and at top of his form.
The world lost a troubled soul on June 8, 1993, the day he was found dead in his sleep in Florida. The man was a comic genius of a songwriter, and he had a delivery that was on par with Frank Sinatra’s — even if he never had the vocal range.
Long live Root!
No one puts so much effort into hating and insulting something that does not matter. If OWS had been done right (or still could be done right), it would set this nation to rights, and quickly. The Plutocracy that the current TP/GOP is working for (if you did not hear that in Romney’s secretly taped video, you are a closed mind), is a real danger to the United States. I fear their idea to shrink the “takers” is WWIII and the draft. Think about it.
Dan, your devotion to Root Boy Slim is something to behold!
The Romney plan to “shrink the takers” is to create jobs for those who want to work like Reagan an Clinton; as opposed to putting people on welfare and foodstamps like Obama.
mikeo, please tell me how Rmoney plans on creating jobs. In the United States. He hasn’t shared his secret…maybe you know what it is.
Zucotti Park, What really happened.
Oops. Let’s try that again.
Mikeo, the tea party is why Rmoney doesn’t have a prayer.
I guess she means she thinks Romney will lose because he doesn’t have the support of the Tea Party. Hon, when the choice is Romney or the guy who is ruining the economy and screwing up the middle east, it’s an easy pick.
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