Late Night FDL: Occupy Main St

 

Today Limbaugh was blubbering about how the Democrat Party has

an ongoing arrogant contempt for the middle class.

But really, from what I can tell by asking my friends and people I chat with at Occupy LA, the middle class are those who make under $1 million a year, adjusted gross income, either from work, investments or a combination thereof.

Sounds like a reasonable 99% of Americans.

55 Responses to "Late Night FDL: Occupy Main St"
CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:03 pm 1

Aloha, Lisa…! I just posted my thoughts and some video on my little OWS soiree…! ;-)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:03 pm 2

Hey hey, happy late night!


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:05 pm 3

Rush Limbaugh? Isn’t he a morbidly obese, prescription pill-abusing, pederast sex tourist from Missouri?


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:06 pm 4

Lisa!
Have we no tumbrels? No guillotines?


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:07 pm 5
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 3

And whose income is as obscenely bloated as he is. Sort of like a tick, sucking the life blood out of America and injecting deadly diseases.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:09 pm 6
In response to DrDick @ 4

Knitters of the USA unite.


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:10 pm 7
In response to DrDick @ 4

*heh* I think chamber pots are sufficient Dr. D, no need for the guillotines, yet…! ;-)


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:11 pm 8

And those are his better points.


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:12 pm 9
In response to eCAHNomics @ 6

Dour as always, M’dear…? ;-)


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:15 pm 10

This is on topic and both depressing and infuriating.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:18 pm 11
In response to CTuttle @ 9

Whatever happened to all those knittings during the French Revolution? Are any preserved for history? Or was it all just fiction in the mind of Dickens?

Prolly latter, but what great fiction it was. Shouldn’t someone write a prequel? Madame Defarge before she showed up at the guillotines…

Wish I had enough skill to write that, but if anyone online duz, plagiarize with gay abandon.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:19 pm 12

I think it is amusing that Rush is now the champion of the middle class.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:20 pm 13
In response to DrDick @ 10

If it’s covered on TPM, it’s ALL W’s fault.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:26 pm 14
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 12

To Rush, the “middle class” is anyone making between $1-$20 million.


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:26 pm 15
In response to eCAHNomics @ 11

…but if anyone online duz, plagiarize with gay abandon.

I thought it was with gay apparel…? ;-)


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:30 pm 16
In response to eCAHNomics @ 13

These are simply charts showing growing income inequality from a CBO report.


cmaukonen | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:30 pm 17

Well the middle class in Cleveland is gettin poor these days.


attakcat | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:32 pm 18

Why can’t you let the eagle soar, people? Like she’s never soared before! Then let her roar! At the door! Evermore! Anyway, what I mean is, why can’t we stay in Iraq forever?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:32 pm 19

If I made a milllion a year after taxes, I’d glad donate more than 10% to charities and not take the deduction for it.


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:34 pm 20
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 19

Rabbi Yeshua bar Yosef recommended giving at least 50% to the poor.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:35 pm 21
In response to CTuttle @ 15

Thanks.

I was trying to think of the denouement to my comment, but you got it & I missed it.

I merember an antiques auction I attended with a friend. Too many petty but symbolic connections to type. But small square of worn silk, allegedly a couple of hundred years old, went for $22,000. (One of, but not the winning, bidder was a college classmate of mine who is the largest donor in my class, to give you a taste of the complicated blah blah blah).

So I was picturing in my mind’s eye an auction of an actual knitting of Madame Defarge today, and what an actual knitting of her intellectual and craft spawn might sell for 200 years from now.


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:35 pm 22
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 19

*heh* Amateur…! I’d donate 99% and be grateful for the 1% left over…! *g*


cmaukonen | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:35 pm 23
In response to cmaukonen @ 17

But then I don’t consider those who make just under a mill to be middle class. They be the bourgeois or gentry.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:35 pm 24
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 19

I won’t take the deduction for charitable giving no matter how much I make. It just doesn’t sit right with me.


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:37 pm 25
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 24

One the other hand, if you do take it, you can give a third more.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:37 pm 26
In response to DrDick @ 16

Yes, but your link was to TPM, a well recognized Obot site. So I was referring to how I expected the commentary to read.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:38 pm 27

who all has occupys in their cities/towns?


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:38 pm 28
In response to eCAHNomics @ 26

It was simply neutral reporting. It does happen sometimes.


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:39 pm 29
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 27

We have one here in Missoula.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:39 pm 30
In response to attakcat @ 18

Let the eagle soar, or roost. Pic caught by a neighbor on a tree on my property. I am incredibly jealous as I’ve NEVER seen a bald eagle on my property.


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:39 pm 31
In response to DrDick @ 25

Sad no…? ;-)


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:42 pm 32
In response to eCAHNomics @ 26

Does it matter whom is the Messenger…?


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:42 pm 33
In response to DrDick @ 28

Heh. Don’t believe there is any such thing as neutral reporting anymore.

After all, I ask a lot of neutral Qs which many assign a political motive to. Turn about is fair play. :-)


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:43 pm 34

I understand that Occupy Iowa City is doing nicely. After a few weeks, the city has asked them to get a permit on the grounds that a demonstration ceases to be spontaneous after a certain length of time, and they are complying because they don’t feel that their beef is with the city.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:43 pm 35
In response to CTuttle @ 32

You bet it does.


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:43 pm 36
In response to eCAHNomics @ 30

Never had one where I live, but did have one land on a deadfall about twenty feet away and watch me while I fished for about 20 minutes. After that, he gave up in disgust and fly off, figuring I was a useless fisherman.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:45 pm 37
In response to eCAHNomics @ 30

I am thrilled when I see a hawk, or anything other than a crow, really. We have Amazon green parrots throughout the summer, but the crows are running them off. However the mocking birds are very aggro on the crows. Sadly West Nile virus killed off a lot of scrub jays.


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:47 pm 38
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 34

They are camped out on the courthouse lawn here and the city and county officials have been really cool about it. Good working relationships so far. There is a reason they call us the People’s Republic of Missoula.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:51 pm 39
In response to DrDick @ 29

How are they doing? How many Occupiers are there?


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:54 pm 40
In response to DrDick @ 36

I actually saw a golden eagle on another neighbor’s property last year. It was a thrill I’ll never forget. They are exceeding rare in the east, though in your area not so much.

I was beginning to doubt my sighting, even though, slightly analogous to your situation, the golden eagle flew off in disgust over disinterest in me (only maybe 5 min, not 20). But the neighbor who took the bald eagle pic, also told me she saw a golden eagle.


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:54 pm 41
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 39

Not a really big crowd, but they are getting some attention and things seem to be going pretty smoothly so far. Here is a recent story from the student newspaper at the university.


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:56 pm 42
In response to eCAHNomics @ 40

I have seen a few fairly close here and they really are magnificent creatures.


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:56 pm 43
In response to eCAHNomics @ 35

Well, it is still the CBO reporting the cold hard facts, TPM is only merely pointing it out to all…!


DrDick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 08:56 pm 44

Time for e to toddle off. Busy day tomorrow. Take care all


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:01 pm 45

eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:02 pm 46

No official occupies in town of 5000, but supporters of D candidates for town board showing up at post office on Sat morning to chat up neighbors.

This is still a place where D vs. R makes a diff. Apparently the Rs, who ruled the roost for time-out-of-mind, but who got voted out of office over development about a decade ago, have resurrected themselves courtesy of TP money.

Ds’s development approach has been pretty smart. Good studies, a little bond issue help for open space (only $1 million but that is a drop in the bucket for the market value of the vast open space that still exists only 85 miles from midtown Manhattan). Ds also got some of the farmers/vintners on the committees, recognizing that their land was their 401(k) plans, and that if they weren’t inside the tent, they’d be outside pissing in.

Still too much development for existing residents’ tastes under Ds, but much less than if Rs controlled the town.


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:05 pm 47
In response to CTuttle @ 45

This should be the ‘declaration’ I’m alluding to…!


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:10 pm 48
In response to CTuttle @ 47

I love the OWS movement, as scared as I am that it will fizzle before it has its impact. In the meantime (lest I violate my proscription against anticipatory anxiety) I am enjoying watching the invisible crapping in their adult diapers of the PTB wondering WTF might be happening to the country they own.


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:11 pm 49
In response to DrDick @ 44

Gnite DrD.


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:15 pm 50
In response to DrDick @ 4

DrDick,
Don’t tempt me…


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:20 pm 51
In response to eCAHNomics @ 48

Would ya offer me a hot shower if I paddle all the way to the Hudson, M’dear…? ;-)


eCAHNomics | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:37 pm 52
In response to CTuttle @ 51

Not a problem. Gonna turn in now. Gnite all.


CTuttle | Tuesday October 25, 2011 09:51 pm 53
In response to eCAHNomics @ 52

Aloha, eCAHN…!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:04 pm 54

night all, off to what kgo live stream of oakland occupy getting beta on by cops


AitchD | Tuesday October 25, 2011 10:08 pm 55
In response to eCAHNomics @ 40

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