121 thoughts on “Monday Morning Open Thread

  1. RetiredSpook October 4, 2011 / 10:33 am


    Could you explain how the commie-led Occupy Wall Street movement dovetails with your professed Christian beliefs?

    • neocon1 October 4, 2011 / 10:40 am

      Van Jones Slams the Tea Party & Praises Occupy Wall Street During ‘American Dream’ Conference

    • neocon1 October 4, 2011 / 11:04 am


      OWS is spontaneous and grassroots

      Bwwwwaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha

      that is why it has been “predicted” by every commie for the last 6 months………
      stupid is as stupid does.

    • RetiredSpook October 4, 2011 / 11:15 am

      The article Dennis linked to has generated over 500 comments. The most recent comment from a couple minutes ago says it all:

      Sadly, when the unwashed anarchists are considered to have brains and the hardworking, family oriented silent majority is reviled, anyone with a working brain should be able to see the deep seated horrific damage that Progressive Socialism has wrought on this Nation!

      Here’s the organizer of the movement that Dennis is so excited about, being interviewed by the Rev. Al.

      It’ll be interesting to see what happens on October 10th

  2. Bodie October 4, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Persistent little creep, I’ll give you that.//Moderator

  3. dennis October 4, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Spook, I offered no opinion about the Wall Street demonstrations except that it was the big story of the week. You all tend to project a lot here – it was Market Watch, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Jones, affiliated with the Wall Street Journal and Fox News (actually the Market Watch columnist David Weidner) who called it “a Tea Party with brains.”

    You might be looking at these demonstrators as “dumbed down useful idiots” at your own peril. To me they look like a harbinger of something much bigger waking up. They’re not yet well organized, but they’re young, creative and have a reservoir of energy that probably outmatches the Tea Party. And it’s still a long time, politically speaking, until the election.

    And to answer your question, I find no correlation between them and my religious beliefs – but I think the link you posted proves they are a determined movement that bears watching.

    • RetiredSpook October 4, 2011 / 4:27 pm

      My bad, Dennis. Given your long history here of supporting liberal causes, I read something into your post that wasn’t there.

      I would not disagree with your take on the OWS movement. My initial sense, from what I’ve read, (and I’ve read a lot) as well as numerous video clips and interviews I’ve seen, is that the OWS movement has a violent and destructive potential, whereas the Tea Party movement is distinctly non-violent and is primarily about getting back to Constitutional basics. Time will tell. If they channel their “energy” into positive change in our financial systems, good on them, but I will be pleasantly surprised if the OWS folks don’t turn violent.

      BTW, my wife and I were at a Tea Party rally in Greenfield, IN, about 10 days ago supporting Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who is running against 6 term incumbent U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in the primary next spring. We’ve been to a number of rallies in the last couple years, but this was the first one that had a significant number of younger people in the audience,something that the movement has to have in order to persevere.

  4. Green Mountain Boy October 4, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    “They’re not yet well organized, but they’re young, creative and have a reservoir of energy that probably outmatches the Tea Party.” The vast majority of TEA Partiers have something these unwashed idiots don’t have. A job. Therefore no free time to occopy anything except thier place of employment. While they still have a job.

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