OWS Losing Liberal San Francisco?

So goes Frisco, so goes the nation?

As Occupy gets under way after several months of hiatus, the public is finding even less to like about the group. A poll commissioned by CBS San Francisco found support for the group dwindling, and more than 2/3 of those polled felt the police response was either appropriate or not harsh enough.

May Day violence in Oakland resulted in 25 arrests after businesses were vandalized and threatened by anarchist protesters associated with the Occupy movement. One individual was arrested for felony assault on a police officer, and two more were arrested for felony arson.

It would seem that even in most liberal cities in California, the OWS movement would seem to be wearing out its welcome.

Update: Ohio Terror Suspect on Occupy Cleveland Lease

It turns out that these “fringe players” might not be so “fringe” after all. Read more

Hannity confronts OWS protestor who claims he deserves “free” … Hannity tells him to get a job

Too much but it also explains why I am no longer worried about America. Hannity gave OWSer Harrison Schultz who wants to destroy capitalism, a forum on his show. Like the others he wants free stuff that no one pays for … no really …  Read more

Terrorism thwarted in Ohio

Today, a plot to collapse bridges in Cleveland was thwarted by the FBI.

Five people described as anarchists were arrested Monday in a Cleveland-area park for allegedly trying to blow up a bridge, sources tell Fox News.

The public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were inoperable and controlled by an undercover FBI employee, according to sources close to the investigation.

A criminal complaint was filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. Court documents say three of the suspects are self-proclaimed anarchists who formed a small group and considered a series of plots over several months.

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Steven M. Dettelbach, said Tuesday that the defendants “took numerous and repeated acts that demonstrated a commitment to violent, terrorist acts.” ”

According to the complaint, the suspects initially planned to use smoke grenades to distract law enforcement so that they could topple financial institution signs atop high-rise buildings in Cleveland. However, the plot later called for C-4 explosives contained in two improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, to be placed and remotely detonated, according to authorities”

It is not known if this effort was related to todays OWS May Day protests.
The Occupy Cleveland group says the men were associated with the movement but don’t represent Occupy Cleveland or its nonviolent views.

Occupy protester steals furniture from neighbor to furnish protest camp

I’m very pleased this man has been charged with a felony, and has admitted to his crime. These stupid decisions – normally made by kids but in this case the perp is 32 years old – stay with you for life. Soon, he’ll be complaining he can’t get a fair shake in life because of his criminal record.

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The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street

About 10 months ago, Illinois passed what some believe to be the largest tax increase in the state’s history.  This was on top of a tax rate in Illinois that already was one of the highest in the country.  I don’t know whether Governor Pat Quinn (D.) followed this up by proudly announcing that Ilinois was open for business, but, if he did, it isn’t working out too well. Read more

Peter Schiff at Occupy Wall Street

It’s kind of fun to watch some of the responses from the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) crowd as a good number of them seem to be off the wall, but to be fair, there are many protestors who have serious questions. Peter Schiff thinks the movement is getting a bad rap, and attempts to redirect their frustration to where it belongs.

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All OWS protesters in NYC will suffer thanks to a few greedy outsiders

Is there a lesson to be learned here? The kitchen staff volunteering to feed the Zuccotti Park protestors have been providing – for free – top-quality meals to OWS protestors and outsiders who are not officially part of the unofficial movement. Kitchen staff no like.

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TEA parties don’t need sexual abuse and assault security statements (Update)

But apparently, the dozens or so Camp Alinsky Kids at Occupy Baltimore need one. I’ll be the first one to point out many of these vignettes – be them video or written – posted by bloggers across the country might represent a small portion of the Occupy community, but this is just bizarre, and I’m getting more convinced it’s the majority.

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Someone else really needed that $5,500 Mac – OWS theives

A $5,500 Mac? I’m assuming 18 year old Nan Terrie owned a MacBook Pro loaded with software which she values at $5,500, and it totally sucks that someone stole it, but isn’t that the entire premise of this movement? Some people (the have-nots) are being left behind and they are getting screwed by the rich (the haves).

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