Joe Knucklehead on the Occupy Movement, Faux-Populism and More

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Joe Knucklehead, the host of the podcast American Knucklehead, is just your average American bowling alley technician. But he has a few things to say about the state of the USA. I recently interviewed him on the Occupy Movement, the 53% and more:

You’ve been talking a bit lately about the Occupy movement. There’s this online counter-movement of conservatives called the “53%” who claim to be subsidizing the Occupy movement via taxes. They say that the protesters need to “stop whining.” What do you think about this is it a real populist sentiment, or just more divisiveness?

Naw, it’s a total PR ploy. The guy that dreamed it up, Erick Erickson, is a woofer blogger, CNN talking head, and radio talk show host. I’d say he’s been amazingly effective at providing a pointless distraction.

I talked to one of the organizers of Occupy Portland in the last show. He was very eloquent in dismissing the 53% movement as a divisive right-wing talking point.

Well, sure Erickson dreamed it up — but all those people sending in their pictures can’t just be paid actors can they?

Sure, they could be paid actors or just liars. Don’t trust the Internets!

OK maybe I shouldn’t be so dismissive. It’s pretty easy to whip up anti-Occupy sentiment by resorting to old prejudices and bigotry. Things are scary right now, and people can behave oddly when they’re scared. I’m sure the Occupy movement seems real scary to plenty of Knuckleheads out there.

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  • StanChaz

    You can’t make this up. The very people who have posed the most “hazardous” to the Occupy Wall Street participants….swooped in yesterday morning (in advance of the impending snowstorm) and carted away the OWS generator because it was deemed ” a fire hazard”….. after 45 days! All this while Mayor .0001% sleeps comfortably in his overheated mansion, and makes pompous speeches celebrating the freedoms that we all enjoy on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication…a few short miles from Zuccotti Park. This is not double speak..it’s super triple speak on speed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stan-Chaz/100002015710670 Stan Chaz

    You can’t make this up. The very people who have posed the most “hazardous” to the Occupy Wall Street participants….swooped in yesterday morning (in advance of the impending snowstorm) and carted away the OWS generator because it was deemed ” a fire hazard”….. after 45 days! All this while Mayor .0001% sleeps comfortably in his overheated mansion, and makes pompous speeches celebrating the freedoms that we all enjoy on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication…a few short miles from Zuccotti Park. This is not double speak..it’s super triple speak on speed.

  • StanChaz

    You can’t make this up. The very people who have posed the most “hazards” to the Occupy Wall Street participants….swooped in yesterday morning (in advance of the impending snowstorm) and carted away the OWS generator because it was deemed ” a fire hazard”….. after 45 days! All this while Mayor .0001% sleeps comfortably in his overheated mansion, and makes pompous speeches celebrating the freedoms that we all enjoy on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication…a few short miles from Zuccotti Park. This is not double speak..it’s super triple speak on speed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stan-Chaz/100002015710670 Stan Chaz

    You can’t make this up. The very people who have posed the most “hazards” to the Occupy Wall Street participants….swooped in yesterday morning (in advance of the impending snowstorm) and carted away the OWS generator because it was deemed ” a fire hazard”….. after 45 days! All this while Mayor .0001% sleeps comfortably in his overheated mansion, and makes pompous speeches celebrating the freedoms that we all enjoy on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication…a few short miles from Zuccotti Park. This is not double speak..it’s super triple speak on speed.

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