Wanna Get Mad? Lucky there’s a Family Guy


http://culvercitycrossroads.com/2011/12/05/dear-editor-lapd-arrests-the-truth-at-occupy-la/

Patrick Meighan writes for the show Family Guy. If what he says in the above article is true, I do not know Patrick Meighan but do not see a real plus for him to make up such a tale, then we are not living in the place(s) we think we do and all the things that we like to go on and on about, liberty, freedom, civil rights, etc., etc. ad nausea, is a pack of lies intended to make us feel better, kind of like the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus.
If you do not care stop reading right now.

If you do here are a few observations about this article.
1) The way this writer and the others around him were treated is deplorable and I am ashamed that in our country, some, law enforcement officers treat people like this.
2)They zip cuffed people until their hands were blue?
3 They made them kneel on concrete for 7 hours, zip cuffed, before taking them to the jail?
4) The crime with which they were arrested was a misdemeanor and everyone else that day in Los Angeles who committed a similar misdemeanor was fined and let go. All the Occupiers were jailed, fined and had their bail “refused.”
5) Why has no one on Wall Street been prosecuted?

I hope everyone who is interested in a first person view on what happens to Americans who protest, peacefully mind you, when they are detained by law enforcement officials read this. I hope this is the one guy that they regret hurting. I hope he continues to use his words in a powerful way and I hope that police who like to hurt people please stop.

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Miley Cyrus Does #OWS


I tweeted last night:
http://t.co/VaxUJ4A4
Miley Cyrus does an #OWS video. Not sure if this is entirely a bad thing

Ok I have had time to think about it and I am not sure if it matters one way or the other. From one perspective Miley Cyrus would be instant cancer to the movement, one might say, because she will sap its legitimacy because, well, she is Miley Cyrus, SNL Whipping Girl on occasion (and very humorously I might add) and also because she is part of the 1%, maybe even the top 50 % of the 1%. Face it she’s elite!
Another might argue that the #OWS might become energized because kids who would never have become aware of #OWS will now do so because of this video. Ok I can buy that because I am going to go way out on a limb here and just assume that the average MC listener is not the most politically conscious and/or active individual. Just a hunch. But then again that spins the issue right to the above conundrum. Does #OWS benefit by an influx of many, many (face it the chick has lots of fans) new feet on the ground or do the individuals inspired by Miley Cyrus really have an ability to understand things and not think this is just some transitional Rave that Miley is going through while she smokes copious amounts of Weed?
Or will the core members, the hipsters, feel so put out by this induction of new blood that it will not be fringe or hip enough for them to carry on the movement for fear of being too mainstream? And then all the ones left will turn the whole thing into the biggest dance party you have ever seen?

Now that is me spoofing now here is me, really.

Opening minds up to new alternatives or ideas, no matter who the messenger, is the right thing to do. Another blogger insisted we not “mock Miley Cyrus but Thank Her” but I retort “I have not come to mock Miley Cyrus but to BLAME her!”
Where ya been? Did you too just wake up from a saccharin slumber to realize that the over consumption of useless products, many similar to the ones that you pumped into American Retail, are part of the problem. Did you hit the bong a little too hard and realize that this whole time you have been a mere vehicle for the plunder of the middle class?
Well thanks for waking up now bring your friends and start making some serious videos where you don’t sound like Britanny Spears being interviewed about her views on the president but where you directly speak out against the de-regulation of banks and how we can return to more regional ideas that spread the wealth of our country back out into communities and not have it centralized where only a small minority have access to it.
Ever wonder where all the jobs went? DO a WIRE on it: FOLLOW THE MONEY. They went to the same place. The money was centralized by Multi-National banks and corporations and then redistributed into countries where people will work for nothing.
Miley, Rail on them about letting the money seep back into local regions and how mom and pops businesses could form buying groups where they can compete in retail with the big boys, then let’s see whose customer service wins out.
Tell your fans to start putting their money in the local credit union or locally held banks where it can be redistributed to people on a local level and not carted off to some IVY LEAGUE IDIOT to punch into some derivative scheme that will eventually topple over and crush everyone but the bastards who created it.
I am with you sister but you are going to have to do more than some glorified DANCE VIDEO to prove it to me.
So there Miley (like you are listening) if you want to help the movement MERGE WITH THE MOVEMENT, truly! We got your back!

Tea Party and #Occupy not that different at core


Contention and prejudice cause many great conflicts in this country, Pakcers versus Vikings, Yankees versus Red Sox, and Left versus Right. Putting sports aside I want everyone to examine the basis with which you chose a side and then run that through a checklist of agree or disagree with the following:

Do you agree or disagree with bank bailouts and then many returning to business as usual?

Do you agree or disagree that US Congress can exploit insider trading, make a bundle, and the whole time be in charge of the very legislation that controls the profitability of their stock options?

Do you agree or disagree that corporations should have a unlimited check book with which to pay any amount of money they want to manipulate elections?

Do you agree or disagree that there needs to be a separation of big business and the legislators whose sole purpose is to serve the best interest of the people?

Do you agree or disagree that the middle class should be the main focus of our government right now considering the plight it is experiencing?

Mull over your answers. I think that most people will come to the same conclusions on these and probably many other issues. But let’s just start there.

Some people have already begun the discussion. This is from the AP

At what point do we look past divisive view points, find common ground, and truly take our country back?

Currently there are two major camps within America who have the power, in numbers and will, to make a real “CHANGE” from the current business as usual that has our country in ruins.
It is time that #Occupy and Tea Party members start talking openly and frankly to one another. Not screaming and shouting but putting the true issues on the table and making the necessary moves to deal with them. The time for pettiness is over. The time of us being led around by our noses is over. The time to join together for the future of our children and grand children is now. What better time than now?

I am just naive enough to still believe that Americans have the ability,when faced with a problem, no matter how bad or seemingly hopeless, to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and make the United States of America a better place.