|Oh Grover, the "Occupy" crowd isn't for you!|
At least, it should be:
A Toronto judge has postponed the eviction of Occupy Toronto protesters while he rules on constitutional issues raised by applicants for an injunction against city bylaw officers.
Ontario Superior Court Justice David Brown said everything at the St. James Park protest site must remain the same until his decision is made, no later than 6 p.m. on Saturday.
“I think the most appropriate way to balance the interests of all concerned is to maintain the status quo for a very short period of time,” Judge Brown said in granting a temporary stay of the eviction notice. He will hear arguments on Friday.
Noting the city’s concern that the camp could swell in the interim, Judge Brown also ordered that no new tents be erected, adding the stay was “not an invitation to crank up the intensity of the protest.”
The move ended a tense day at the park in which bylaw officers plastered the downtown tent city with eviction notices and expectations rose that the police would soon follow.
(Sidebar: you can't be evicted if you are squatting in a public area, scaring both the children and small business owners and raping people.)
No. These people have had their opportunity to
Giuliani would have had these guys gone ages ago:
Police wearing helmets and carrying shields evicted protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement early on Tuesday from the park in New York City’s financial district where they have camped since September, dismantling their tent city and arresting about 70 people.
Authorities declared that the continued occupation of Zuccotti Park — which had become a sea of tents, tarps and protest signs with hundreds of demonstrators sleeping there — posed a health and safety threat.
Police spokesman Paul Browne said that about 70 protesters were arrested in the park during the nighttime operation for defying orders to leave and several more were arrested nearby, although most left voluntarily.
About a dozen protesters had chained themselves together and another two had chained themselves to trees before being cut loose and removed, Browne added.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the move to evict the protesters and tear down their tent city.
“Unfortunately, the park was becoming a place where people came not to protest, but rather to break laws, and in some cases, to harm others. There have been reports of businesses being threatened and complaints about noise and unsanitary conditions that have seriously impacted the quality of life for residents and businesses in this now-thriving neighbourhood,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
Bloomberg is the reason why New York can't have nice things.
Michael Moore tries to explain why he's not a douchebag:
Michael Moore has a lengthy justification for his wealth on the web site he uses to sell his books, films and himself.
It’s called “Life among the 1%“, a group of which Moore has been claiming he’s not a member. In it, he seems to confess that, yes, he is a rich guy after all. But not like other rich guys. He’s a rich guy who comes from a working class background, who scraped and scrambled for his money, and who cares.When he sold his first documentary, he recounts, he was paid $3 million and immediately shared the good news “with a group of factory workers, students and the unemployed in the middle of the downtown of my birthplace, Flint, Michigan.”...
Not everyone on the list of the wealthiest is a generous creator of jobs, but many are. And they don’t leverage their own prosperity the way Moore does, using his political leanings as a come-on to peddle more books and other products. Moore’s web site is a canny capitalist marketing tool, weaving in updates on the travails of the OWS crowd with promos for his latest appearances and warnings that time is running out to get a signed first printing.
Compared to many of the 1% he spends so much denouncing, Moore has little to brag about. Though he does own a big house on a lake in Michigan, which is a long way away from Flint.
Now that one thinks of it, aren't celebrities the "1%" the Occupests (TM) have been clamouring about? They produce nothing of any value, for which they are paid obscene amounts, and butt in when no one wants or needs the uninformed opinion. Where is the "Occupy Hollywood" movement? Where are the drum circles and the revolutionary lentil-eatings? Come on, "Occupy..." guys, get cracking on those one percent celebrities.
Thank you, thank you, thank you:
So the next time some horn-rimmed slack-shouldered left-wristed snark-monster dribbles that they represent the compassionate, caring, and pro-human side of the political spectrum, remind them of all the inhumanities perpetrated by the blind adherents to Mr. Marx’s Gospel of Universal Love.
Remind the world’s naïvely utopian “fellow travelers” of how Marx endorsed “revolutionary terror” and Engels gleefully foresaw “the disappearance from the face of the Earth…of entire reactionary peoples” and how Lenin called for “ruthless extermination” of “ideological enemies” and how Trotsky said “We have to run a hot iron down the spine of the Ukrainian kulaks” and how Mao said “Deaths have benefits” because “They fertilize the ground.”
Remind them of the Soviet Union’s unsung horrors—the emaciated children of the Holodomor and the mass murder in Katyn Forest, and the million or so executions during the Great Terror and gulag workers forced to eat their own feces and their skulls squeezed with iron rings and NKVD officers good-naturedly referring to their practice of shooting prisoners in the back of the head and watching their blood swirl down the drain as “wet work.” Remind them of the hundreds of thousands of clergy beaten and tortured to death, crucified on gates and left in the cold to freeze into ice columns. Refresh their recollection about the stranglings and the machine-gunnings and the interrogations and the mental torture and the electric shocks and the tens of millions ground into oblivion in the state psychiatric hospitals and Siberian slave camps. Remind them of the engineered mass famines where peasants reverted to cannibalizing their own infants.
Remind them of the 20-40 million Chinese peasants who starved to death when Mao stubbed his toe during his Great Leap Forward, of the Cultural Revolution where “enemies” were paraded, taunted, and thrashed to death in public. Of Red Guardsmen randomly selecting “black elements” to pounce upon and club to a paste. Of “enemies of the people” being mobbed, set ablaze, and bludgeoned with cold steel shovels. Of “class enemies” having their organs cut from their bodies while they were still alive, then eaten in psychotic “human flesh banquets” of class-war triumphalism. Of the estimated 20 million who perished in the forced-labor camps of Chairman Mao’s workers’ paradise. Of re-education, forced confessions, and threats—all in the name of vague humanitarianism and eternally unverifiable delusions of socially enforceable equality.
NEVER let them forget.
People just don't understand (or want to understand) what a total bloodbath communism is/was. Any Che Guevara t-shirt-wearing moron wouldn't last five minutes in North Korea. If these useful idiots couldn't stand not getting cell phone service in Pyongyang, something tells me they would think the killing fields of Cambodia would super-suck.
Michael Coren interviews Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas leader and former undercover spy for the Israeli internal security service. It's an amazing interview. Do watch it.
This is kind of neat.