November 07, 2011

They're just peaceful, law-abiding protesters!

Let's see if THE NARRARIVETM is true to reality:

Boston: Three are charged with dealing crack; situation "deteriorating."

Three people arrested Thursday night inside the Occupy Boston camp have been charged with dealing crack cocaine ... "Things have changed drastically. It seems to be deteriorating,Ē the man told Carl. ďA lot of drug use, alcohol use, people getting into fightsÖ Itís deteriorating pretty quick.Ē

In Los Angeles, OWSers shut down a Burger King in "protest":

OWSer found dead in tent in Vancouver:

Lauren Gill, an organizer at the camp, said the woman apparently died of a drug overdose. She said the death highlights the need for more addiction services because drugs are such a big issue in the city.

In Phoenix, several OWSers were arrested for violating urban camping laws:

Three people were arrested Saturday as part of the ongoing Occupy Phoenix protest. Sgt. Trent Crump, a spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department, said two people were arrested at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix for breaking urban camping laws. One person was arrested on a felony warrant.

Here in Delaware, protesters are in danger of following in Phoenix's footsteps:

Occupy Delaware protesters, who are railing against perceived economic inequality and corporate control of government, thumbed their noses at Gov. Jack Markell again Sunday, rejecting a state permit to camp out in Wilmington's Brandywine Park.

But the protesters' decision to migrate to Peter Spencer Plaza, next to the Boggs Federal Building, could lead to a confrontation with Wilmington police this morning.

As you've no doubt surmised by now, my main objection to OWS is the preposterous media double standard with regards to it and its coverage of the Tea Party. Not to mention, the preposterous double standard by OWS-supporting "progressives" themselves. For example,

  • The LGOMB attempts to tie the Tea Party to less-than-savory fringe groups. Oops.

  • The LGOMB's "Unstable Mental State" lambates groups associated with the Tea Party. Again, oops.

  • The LGOMB's "Delaware Douche" does same yet again, writing "I donít have much sympathy for [Karl] Denninger, because I disagree with economic libertarian views, and for the fact that he got into bed (figuratively) with Sarah Palin and her radical racist hordes in the first place. The old saying is you make your bed, so lay in it. Uh huh.

  • Unstable Mental State warns of -- GASP! -- Tea Party poll watchers which can "make voting a real hassle." I wonder what sort of hassle these people create.

  • Unstable Mental State worries about a Tea Partier who does WW II re-enactments dressed as a Nazi. Should we be worried about these Stalinists/Marxists/Leninists, then?

  • Unstable Mental State mocks what the Tea Party stands for. Of course, at least they knew why the protested ... or at least knew their appropriate target. The OWSers? Not so much.

  • Remember -- the entire Tea Party is racist because some idiot writes an idiotic letter. But don't dare paint the entire OWS movement as violent! That's unfair!

  • LGOMB member "Numbski" refers to Arizona's still-adjudicated immigration law as something "that would rival Stalinís Soviet Union," and wonders why the Tea Party didn't protest. I'm still waiting for a post by him wondering why the OWSers aren't camped out in front of the White House due to Obama's prodigious Wall Street ties.

And on and on it goes. In other words, do not listen to one word of protest from a so-called "progressive" about the coverage/treatment of the OWSers ... until you've established that he/she wasn't ridiculously critical of the Tea Party and its motives/actions.

Posted by Hube at November 7, 2011 03:51 PM | TrackBack

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