The Heartbreaking Right-Wing Version of ‘We Are the 99 Percent’

xlarge_wearethe53percentOne would expect mocking of We Are The 53%, but in fact the site is “heartbreaking”, writes Gawker:

Did you know that if you are uninsured or jobless, you should just suck it up? That if you’re overworked or underemployed, you should be thankful? Learn all that—and more!—at “We Are the 53%,” the right wing’s incredibly depressing response to Occupy Wall Street!

We Are the 53%” was created thought up by CNN’s chief goat-fucking correspondent Erick Erickson as a response to “We Are the 99 Percent,” an Occupy Wall Street-affiliated blog that collects the stories of the underemployed, overworked, debt-ridden and uninsured victims of the recession. The blog, run by conservative filmmaker Mike Wilson, gets its name from the popular (and wildly simplistic!) Republican talking point that only 53 percent of households pay federal income taxes.

What makes “We Are the 53%” so heartbreaking isn’t that its contributors are enormous jerks—it’s that so many of them could just as easily be writing in to We Are the 99 Percent. Like the “former marine” in the center who hasn’t had “4 consecutive days off in 4 years.” The phrase “I don’t have health insurance” pops up frequently on “We Are the 53%,” but not as a cry for help or an indictment of a broken system. Here, it’s a badge of pride.

You’d think that someone who “never had the option of parental health insurance to age 26″ would see why such a policy makes sense, or that a person who used welfare and food stamps after suffering an injury and losing her job might understand better than anyone else the value of a social safety net. But, nope! Basic ideas (some might even call them “human rights”!) like “paid time off” and “health insurance” and “a living wage” are apparently the demands of an unreasonably entitled parasitic class.

This is where the best of American values meet their most masochistic applications. Did you work 60-70 hours a week for nearly a decade to get a college degree after serving in this country’s military? This is America! Drive on! Do you now have two different jobs, neither of which will pay you insurance? Stop whining and suck it up! And if any of those problems are directly attributable to reckless, self-serving behavior on the part of enormous banking conglomerates, for God’s sake don’t blame them! You are the 53 percent!

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  • http://twitter.com/Koen027 Koen De Groote

    AmazingAtheist on youtube did a nice vid about this.

    His analogy was: the rich banker sits on the top of the hill, eating an entire pepperoni pizza. Can’t eat it all, but does want it all. You’re at the bottom and you have a single piece of pepperoni.

    And then these people complain when someone says they want a slice of the pizza.

    We deserve just as much. Those people at the top, don’t work hard at all. No, they’ve changed the world. The world is now a place where hard work doesn’t get you money. Good looks, social interaction and economic skills get you to the top.

    Getting to the top has nothing to do with hard work anymore. If you don’t have a buddy up there, nobody’s gonna give you a rope to climb up.

  • http://twitter.com/Koen027 Koen De Groote

    AmazingAtheist on youtube did a nice vid about this.

    His analogy was: the rich banker sits on the top of the hill, eating an entire pepperoni pizza. Can’t eat it all, but does want it all. You’re at the bottom and you have a single piece of pepperoni.

    And then these people complain when someone says they want a slice of the pizza.

    We deserve just as much. Those people at the top, don’t work hard at all. No, they’ve changed the world. The world is now a place where hard work doesn’t get you money. Good looks, social interaction and economic skills get you to the top.

    Getting to the top has nothing to do with hard work anymore. If you don’t have a buddy up there, nobody’s gonna give you a rope to climb up.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    Pathetic slave mentality. Glad to be given an opportunity to lick some master’s boots. Happy to let control of all wealth, all land and all resources be consolidated by the oligarch class. Happy to sell themselves to some owner of property and or means of production, essentially just so that they can remain alive. But hey, they got the NFL and Wal-Mart, so why bother to fight for something more?

  • Anarchy Pony

    Pathetic slave mentality. Glad to be given an opportunity to lick some master’s boots. Happy to let control of all wealth, all land and all resources be consolidated by the oligarch class. Happy to sell themselves to some owner of property and or means of production, essentially just so that they can remain alive. But hey, they got the NFL and Wal-Mart, so why bother to fight for something more?

    • Mr Willow

      Something just occurred to me. 

      These would have been the same people who would have been against (or at least apathetic to) the secession from England.

      “How dare you question the great King George? He does so much for us. Just eat your gruel and shut up!” 

      • olfisherman

        Wouldn’t it be the opposite.The colonial American’s refused to pay taxes to a bureaucratic system (this is then comparing the bloated government that has wastes our tax money to King George’s and ‘taxation without representation) and decided to over throw the controlling system in favor of a small, but fair government that didn’t fix life’s problems, but created a free environment.

        • Mr Willow

          But everything has come full circle, with one minor exception. 

          Now, the bureaucracy isn’t the King taxing the businesses in the colonies more than those based in England, without giving representation because he thought he was divinely placed on his throne, it is a group of businessmen who have purchased the representatives, who now no longer give us representation because they are obligated to serve their owners. 

          The ‘53%’ would have been the ones saying:

          I was wounded in a duel with a nobleman for stepping on his shoe accidentally
          I was taxed out of business
          I don’t own a house
          I don’t own land
          I serve the Crown because it is my lot in life
          You guys that threw the King’s tea into the water should be ashamed
          God Bless King George!
          God Bless England!

          • olfisherman

            the 53% are the ones saying the 99% complain too much… so it would actually be the 99%ers who are complaining the rich are too rich saying ‘I don’t own land/house or a richman owes me something’. 99%ers are the people who feel they are entitled to things, but have no desire to put in additional work (reminds me of a child throwing a tantrum–instead of saying ‘I don’t want to take a nap!’ its ‘more handouts! more handouts! more handouts!. 53%ers work to get ahead.

          • Anarchy Pony

            What a load of fucking crap. You are pathetic. Keep on plugging that American Dream happy days horseshit.

          • Mr Willow

            a) Did you read any of those self-righteous proclamations? 

            The ones that don’t say ‘I own a car/house/etc.’ (which I am happy about, for them) are expressing things more akin to ‘I don’t have health insurance/college degree/job (or high-paying job (or job I’m happy with))’. But instead of fighting for a better job, a better wage, etc. they just accept it as their lot in life, because ultimately they have all bought into this idiotic notion that they will one day become millionaires with enough hard work. I could just as easily replace ‘I was taxed out of business’ with ‘I serve on the plantation of a generous nobleman for peanuts’, and it would probably be more true. 

            b) You are neglecting all the actual work that is being performed by the protesters. They have organised and begun making signs, providing entertainment, providing books, recording video, editing video, making their own newspaper, policing themselves, performing sanitation, providing medical care, preparing and providing food entirely of their own volition. But the fact that all of this is wholly voluntary, not in any way compulsory, and does not in any way involve the exchange of currency or compensation, and is all done entirely out of donation (food, books, time, energy) somehow makes it worthy of scorn and ridicule. Absolutely unbelievable. 

            Noöne is looking for a damn handout. People just wish to contribute to causes/ideas/processes that they themselves value, enjoy, and wish fulfillment from the work they are doing. And those things that people do not necessarily want to do (sanitation comes to mind) they do out of simple necessity. They do not want to be the subject of some corporate entity that tells them to perform a specific task a specific way, without any input from the person actually doing the work, or else they’re fired. They want a more collaborative society, where you would be able to disagree with what your boss says without fear of review, or even better a workplace consisting of people who come together with the shared purpose of making something for the benefit of it being made, or because they see a need for it, because it makes some work easier, etc. etc. 

            All things should be done out of enjoyment or necessity.

            Nothing today is performed for either reason. The Arts are now thought of as frivolous, and the majority of products produced today are mere novelties that advertisers have to create a false need for in order to sell. Recall any infomercial. 

            “Are you tired of [insert fabricated complaint]?” and it shows someöne exaggeratedly doing something very commonplace to gain the effect of it being any real concern. A mountain of Tupperware falling out of an overstocked cabinet, someöne struggling to get up out of a chair with a sunken cushion, etc. etc. 

            Nearly everything that is manufactured today is not made because of some great demand for it, almost nothing is valued for its sturdiness or usefulness. None of these products exist for any reason other than to make money, as evidenced by how many products must be in some manner ‘dressed up’ to make it a viable commodity.

            c)I am quite tired of people using the word entitlements. If you pay taxes, you are entitled to a return, whether that be a service or product. The government is supposed to be a service industry, as in serving the needs and wishes of the citizens they are supposed to be representing. 

            Anymore, tax money is either spent propping up Corporate America or building war machines, instead of roads, providing education, healthcare, etc.

          • Hadrian999

            hard work doesn’t get you ahead, you can work 120 hour weeks and be the best worker possible, you will still not break into the elite class, you may have a few comforts but you will never gain power from being a wage slave

          • olfisherman

            yeah you’re right. except for the fact that over 70% of current multi-millionaires in the US today are self made.

          • Andrew

            “Self made?”  How, by laying off workers and trading debt and poisoning the environment and betting on which companies will fail?  Yeah, those are the kind of people who deserve full health coverage and the opportunity to write the nation’s laws.

          • Hadrian999

            they didn’t get there by being a worker, you can be a multimillionaire and still be very middle class

          • no matter how you put it they always had something or someone to give then the chance to get that far. and what of the billionaires? what percentage is self made? a billionaire’s worth 1000 millionaires that matters a hell of a lot more.

      • DeepCough

        Now that you mention it, they would have been against the Age of Reason to boot.

        • Mr Willow

          They would have treated Thomas Paine as if he were the anti-christ.

    • sonicbphuct

      This is F*ng genius! I’m starting up a temp labor company and it’s only hiring from the 53%! Time off? Go to #OccupyWallSt if you want that! Insurance … ditto, reasonable pay that covers basic living costs? ditto. These people are a slave drivers wet dream!

  • Anonymous

    This is unfortunate.

    The easy response, the one these guys want, is for us to ridicule them for being so [choose explative] [choose derogatory adjective] and fighting against their own interest.

    But like I said, that’s what they want.  OF COURSE that’s what they want.  On a very fundamental level they’ve picked up on the primary dynamic driving our current culture:  Aggression.  To them, it’s an irreducable part of what it means to be human.  To decry parasitic banksters manipulating the fact that you weren’t born with a silver spoon or Skull and Bones connections is, to them, just as stupid as protesting against God’s unfunded mandate requiring us to eat in order to survive.

    It’s a shame that they don’t see how that same aggressive principle can be used to improve their own lives rather than making it worse.  By like joining a union or Occupy Wall Street.  But then again, they never claimed to be great strategic thinkers.  In their mind they’re making a moral point.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    This is unfortunate.

    The easy response, the one these guys want, is for us to ridicule them for being so [choose explative] [choose derogatory adjective] and fighting against their own interest.

    But like I said, that’s what they want.  OF COURSE that’s what they want.  On a very fundamental level they’ve picked up on the primary dynamic driving our current culture:  Aggression.  To them, it’s an irreducable part of what it means to be human.  To decry parasitic banksters manipulating the fact that you weren’t born with a silver spoon or Skull and Bones connections is, to them, just as stupid as protesting against God’s unfunded mandate requiring us to eat in order to survive.

    It’s a shame that they don’t see how that same aggressive principle can be used to improve their own lives rather than making it worse.  By like joining a union or Occupy Wall Street.  But then again, they never claimed to be great strategic thinkers.  In their mind they’re making a moral point.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t realize it was possible for white people to be uncle toms.

  • Redacted

    I didn’t realize it was possible for white people to be uncle toms.

    • V.

      land of the free brah :P

    • DeepCough

      I believe the term is “Uncle Cracker.”

  • http://www.otleyrunfancydress.co.uk Fancy Dress

    What a crazy situation America is in right now, I can’t envy you guys.

  • http://www.otleyrunfancydress.co.uk Fancy Dress

    What a crazy situation America is in right now, I can’t envy you guys.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    As soon as the NASCAR season is well underway, the 53% will be back to beer and vroom-vroom.

  • BuzzCoastin

    As soon as the NASCAR season is well underway, the 53% will be back to beer and vroom-vroom.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Don’t forget NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and the NCAA.

      • Nyxynox

        Yep… Give them bread and circuses!  That is all the peasants need: bread and circuses…

        • V.

          and porn…

          • quartz99

            I dare say that porn counts as “circuses” in this discussion.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    Don’t forget NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and the NCAA.

  • Anonymous

    As someone on my FB friends list put it, it’s so much easier to oppress the people when they do it to themselves. *sigh*

  • quartz99

    As someone on my FB friends list put it, it’s so much easier to oppress the people when they do it to themselves. *sigh*

  • Anonymous

    every lemming gets to lead

  • weisseharre

    every lemming gets to lead

  • Brentskinner5

    I think you’re all missing the point. Here we have, in OWS, a preponderance, a majority, of young people who think everything ought to be free. Why? Explain to me how that is so. Even outside a system such as ours, or any other in the world, we enjoy, or we do not, the fruits of our labor, sans monetary compensation, according to the effort we put in. Do crops grow themselves? You get the point.

    Sure, many of us, on both side, understand the arguments that we are slipping into oligarchy, and certainly, the system presently rewards plenty of assholes, who probably don’t work that hard. But you don’t have to be rich to be greedy, pal.

    What the OWS crowd so evidently displays is a decidedly NON-nuanced understanding of the dynamics that brought us to our present circumstances. Those dynamics were not one-dimensional, the fault only and solely of billionaires who own big, powerful corporations (including banks). Or, maybe it was, but lots of you fail or refuse to recognize the contributions of their accomplices, instead looking to these accomplices as the sage leaders who will deliver us from this mess.

    No, the LEFT in this country goaded people who couldn’t afford and shouldn’t have tried to afford homes, to buy homes, and the LEFT forced banks to give mortgages to these folks of insufficient income. Yes, there was crass advertising for such subprime loans, etc. I saw right through them. But really, these banks were just trying to meet quotas their GOVERNMENT masters compelled them to meet. Or, they were in collusion with government all the while, actively working to bring about the collapse we are now witnessing, all the while pretending to oppose each other. If you look at where most Wall Street political contributions went in 2008, you just might get bitten by the conspiracy bug. …

    Fast-forward to when the whole thing crashed; The government then FORCED *all* banks large and small to accept TARP, even those that refused it. Why do you think that was so? Well, ever more centralized banking, as well as centralized authority over the economy, is really good business for the not-so-aspiring-anymore-but-full-fledged communists in our wings, who thrive within the Federal Reserve and on the ignorance of useful idiots, such as those we see at OWS, who see only half the picture, at best.

  • Brentskinner5

    I think you’re all missing the point. Here we have, in OWS, a preponderance, a majority, of young people who think everything ought to be free. Why? Explain to me how that is so. Even outside a system such as ours, or any other in the world, we enjoy, or we do not, the fruits of our labor, sans monetary compensation, according to the effort we put in. Do crops grow themselves? You get the point.

    Sure, many of us, on both side, understand the arguments that we are slipping into oligarchy, and certainly, the system presently rewards plenty of assholes, who probably don’t work that hard. But you don’t have to be rich to be greedy, pal.

    What the OWS crowd so evidently displays is a decidedly NON-nuanced understanding of the dynamics that brought us to our present circumstances. Those dynamics were not one-dimensional, the fault only and solely of billionaires who own big, powerful corporations (including banks). Or, maybe it was, but lots of you fail or refuse to recognize the contributions of their accomplices, instead looking to these accomplices as the sage leaders who will deliver us from this mess.

    No, the LEFT in this country goaded people who couldn’t afford and shouldn’t have tried to afford homes, to buy homes, and the LEFT forced banks to give mortgages to these folks of insufficient income. Yes, there was crass advertising for such subprime loans, etc. I saw right through them. But really, these banks were just trying to meet quotas their GOVERNMENT masters compelled them to meet. Or, they were in collusion with government all the while, actively working to bring about the collapse we are now witnessing, all the while pretending to oppose each other. If you look at where most Wall Street political contributions went in 2008, you just might get bitten by the conspiracy bug. …

    Fast-forward to when the whole thing crashed; The government then FORCED *all* banks large and small to accept TARP, even those that refused it. Why do you think that was so? Well, ever more centralized banking, as well as centralized authority over the economy, is really good business for the not-so-aspiring-anymore-but-full-fledged communists in our wings, who thrive within the Federal Reserve and on the ignorance of useful idiots, such as those we see at OWS, who see only half the picture, at best.

    • Redacted

      You still think this is about left and right. How sad.

    • Mysophobe

      I challenge you to prove that the government “forced” any bank to provide a single mortgage or “forced” any bank to accept TARP funds. You’ve got it completely backwards, the financial institutions were and are writing legislation to their own benefit. The interests of the people have taken a back seat to the profit motive for 30 years, now we are seeing the result.

      • Flthapain

        http://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/30/business/fannie-mae-eases-credit-to-aid-mortgage-lending.html   All about the CLinton admin forcing FM/FM to take on as much in subprime loans as possible “so everyone could own a home”

        • Mysophobe

          That article says nothing about forcing FM/FM to loan money, or “taking on as much in subprime loans as possible”. It does mention a program that aimed to ease credit restrictions “a notch” and attempted to combat redlining in minority communities. Keep blaming the least fortunate among us though, I really think that strategy has legs. Keep claiming that the poor and powerless are draining the life’s blood out of America without a hint of irony.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Not doubting your sincerity, but think about what you’ve just said there:  you’re saying that some semi-literate, marginally employed person conned the supposedly sophisticated financial “experts” at these big banks to giving them mortgages they couldn’t realistically repay.

      REALLY?  A multinational corporation that’s Richer Than God with a bench of lawyers so deep that you’ll never see the end of it got outsmarted by a junior clerk at the QuickieMart?  Were strong armed into abandoning even the minimal criteria, like researching income and savings for loan approval?

      Let’s get real here, son.  I know you don’t like Liberals.  I can see why.  They’re often whimpy and lie just as much and take as much graft as conservatives.  So why not at least go with the party that at least does what it says, and favors the interests of banks over the interests of flesh and blood people?  At least then you can claim to have picked the “winning” side–even if they don’t give a sh*t about your interests.

      But let’s not delude ourselves as to what’s actually going on here.  Banks and the uber-wealthy are tanking this country because they don’t give a sh*t.  And why should they?  They don’t have to work for a living.  Suckers work for a living–like those college students pulling 2 or 3 jobs to support the education needed to take them out of sh*tty ”careers” like the ones these sad sacks are glorifying.  Nope; rich people have their money work for THEM.

    • neurolux

      I quit reading at the pathetic strawman in your first sentence.

    • DeepCough

      I don’t know where you get your facts, asshole, but there was no “Left Wing” dominating the U.S. government at the time this fucking happened. The Wall Street Crash of 2008 was a swindle that happened under the Bush administration, and instead of giving the banks the conservative middle finger they deserved, he gave them $700 billion, which could have been used to improve American healthcare, instead of line the pockets of greedy-fuck plutocrats.

    • quartz99

      You… really have no grasp on these things do you.

      First of all, people don’t want things “for free”. They want to be the ones to get the value from their work rather than having 99.99999% of that value passed on to people who are already too rich to even notice when that new value comes in and who did nothing to earn it. If you’re working a solid full time job, you should have access to affordable healthcare, should be able to put your kids through college, should be able to buy a home. No one’s asking for any of that to be free. They just want to be able to keep the value from their work for themselves, and they think _everyone_ should be paying into the system. They’re not now. Closing the tax loopholes for the super rich and for corporations would be an excellent start to fixing the problem. They also think that people who _can’t_ work — not won’t. CAN’T — (disability, result of aging, too young) shouldn’t be left in the street to starve and die of treatable medical conditions.

      And your description of the mortgage fiasco is not accurate. The plutocracy got both Dems and Repubs (who are at this point, both Right wing, not Left) to remove consumer protections so they could lure in people who were assured they’d be able to pay and then had the terms changed on them and their payments went up. And a good many people were perfectly able to pay when they got the mortgage but then lost their job or had major medical expenses that drove them into bankruptcy. That’s not counting all the fraudulent loans that the banks created out of thin air so they could get the insurance money when they “defaulted”. Loan fraud on a massive scale, perpetuated almost entirely by the banks themselves, made possible by both D and R bowing to their masters and removing regulations, THAT is what caused the financial meltdown. And many banks and financial institutions that applied for TARP assistance were denied. It went pretty exclusively to the biggest banks (dare I suggest, only the ones that have their own bought and paid politicians in DC) with the idea that they’d lend the money to get business moving again. They did not do so and instead sat on the money and made record profits at the same time.

      The fact that you would say anyone in government was a master of a corporation instead of the other way around just proves how little you’ve actually researched on the subject.

  • DeepCough

    Oh, great, now we’re into Percentile Politics, what progress we have made–in our societal decline.

  • DeepCough

    Oh, great, now we’re into Percentile Politics, what progress we have made–in our societal decline.

  • Anonymous

    After reading most of the “53%’ers” It became some what obvious that these people completely miss the point of the “Occupy” Movement, to the point where they are being anti-anti for the sake of being anti. If they are happy being wage slaves then thats their prerogative, however that doesn’t mean that they should just accept the 1% making life hard for everybody else and essentially ruling the 99% and the 53%. They lack the knowledge of the fact that this is a world wide crisis, and sometimes having the will to work hard doesn’t get you employed. Unless of course you want to join the military and fight in some bogus war.

  • JaceD

    After reading most of the “53%’ers” It became some what obvious that these people completely miss the point of the “Occupy” Movement, to the point where they are being anti-anti for the sake of being anti. If they are happy being wage slaves then thats their prerogative, however that doesn’t mean that they should just accept the 1% making life hard for everybody else and essentially ruling the 99% and the 53%. They lack the knowledge of the fact that this is a world wide crisis, and sometimes having the will to work hard doesn’t get you employed. Unless of course you want to join the military and fight in some bogus war.

  • Anonymous

    You still think this is about left and right. How sad.

  • Haystack

    “I was BORN POOR

    HAD to join the army to afford college.”

    Then you went to college on my tax dollar, dipshit. If I weren’t paying to support a bloated military, perhaps I’d have health insurance. 

  • Haystack

    “I was BORN POOR

    HAD to join the army to afford college.”

    Then you went to college on my tax dollar, dipshit. If I weren’t paying to support a bloated military, perhaps I’d have health insurance. 

  • KREET-n SLAVE

    makes me very sad to see these people hand write the slow death of their souls for us to see.  as if we would listen if they spoke it…and i dont think they could say these things aloud in a room full of people.  they are acquiescent. they are beaten…tired and sick.  they have no light in their eyes…I would pity them…but I do not have the time…

  • KREET-n SLAVE

    makes me very sad to see these people hand write the slow death of their souls for us to see.  as if we would listen if they spoke it…and i dont think they could say these things aloud in a room full of people.  they are acquiescent. they are beaten…tired and sick.  they have no light in their eyes…I would pity them…but I do not have the time…

  • http://KREET-N.BLOGSPOT.COM/ KREET-N

    makes me very sad to see these people hand write the slow death of their souls for us to see.  as if we would listen if they spoke it…and i dont think they could say these things aloud in a room full of people.  they are acquiescent. they are beaten…tired and sick.  they have no light in their eyes…I would pity them…but I do not have the time…

  • Stumage

    Under the corrupt fat cat system, all hard work gets you is a harder job. It would be a different story under a sound money system. (SMS)

  • Stumage

    Under the corrupt fat cat system, all hard work gets you is a harder job. It would be a different story under a sound money system. (SMS)

    • Redacted

      Every so called “Sound Money System” simply allows the masses to be taken for a fool by a different person.

      I propose a different solution. Complete global sterilization via Nuclear Weapons.

      • Anarchy Pony

        You can’t sterilize the world until it gets eaten by the sun. Not even total nuclear saturation bombing will kill everything, somewhere some microbe or bug will survive, and in a hundred million years the earth will be a happening scene again. Just sans us.

  • Markmorrow10

    How can I get that 70k a year job without college? I’m seriously curious. I won’t complain. Hire me!

  • Markmorrow10

    How can I get that 70k a year job without college? I’m seriously curious. I won’t complain. Hire me!

    • Christopherdemilio

      You can earn 70K a year as a Pit Boss in a Casino.  No college except 5 weeks of Blackjack, and 10 weeks of Craps required to qualify for said position.  Just saying.  

      • Redacted

        and I can put a noose around your neck and kick the chair from under you for free.

    • quartz99

      Go into IT. College helps but experience trumps it and ability trumps both. Systems engineers make the most, then programmers, then designers. You can easily make twice that as a systems engineer or sysadmin without a day of college. But you have to be damn good at it to do so.

  • Noyb

    Victory for the Brother Leader! The October 14 revolution is now underway in Libya. On every block in TRIPOLI, action teams of the People’s Militia have emerged from the stay behind positions and are battling the NTC thugs. The traitor Jalil has now fled to a French cruiser by helicopter. The 9th and 13th desert regiments have decamped and are pushing on NTC positions. Fourteen NATO commandos captured. Ten reinforced battalions of Tuareg tribesmen are hitting the rats from every side.

    Stupid Yankees have no idea what is happening because their state media are distracting them with this fake noise. Won’t it be a shock for you in two weeks to find out that your ten billion dollar war was for naught. LOL. Europe’s oil supplies will grind to a halt and then you’ll see real economic collapse! Have fun, Yanks! :)

  • Noyb

    Victory for the Brother Leader! The October 14 revolution is now underway in Libya. On every block in TRIPOLI, action teams of the People’s Militia have emerged from the stay behind positions and are battling the NTC thugs. The traitor Jalil has now fled to a French cruiser by helicopter. The 9th and 13th desert regiments have decamped and are pushing on NTC positions. Fourteen NATO commandos captured. Ten reinforced battalions of Tuareg tribesmen are hitting the rats from every side.

    Stupid Yankees have no idea what is happening because their state media are distracting them with this fake noise. Won’t it be a shock for you in two weeks to find out that your ten billion dollar war was for naught. LOL. Europe’s oil supplies will grind to a halt and then you’ll see real economic collapse! Have fun, Yanks! :)

    • V.

      If the US and europe go into economic chaos they will be even more tempted to play with their nuclear toys. Not going to happen unless the 2012 negative predictions are real. Money is just for the common people powerful people rely well… wait for it! on POWER. 

    • quartz99

      I think you make a mistake in thinking that more than a very small percentage of this country would have heard about it even if we didn’t have massive protests under way. “Keep the population as uninformed as possible” is an aim of the corporate-controlled media.

  • Anonymous

    Ragheads read this site?

  • Nyxynox

    Yep… Give them bread and circuses!  That is all the peasants need: bread and circuses…

  • V.

    He should move to a third world country
    then he will have to suck it up for reals. This is not aboutleft or right
    and I dont know who started that. Some of these mindless drones will
    follow anything someone tells them. This is against the elite at the
    top of the triangle creating these false divides and chaos for
    funsies. And I’m sick of police terrorizing for the highest bidders.
    The policing job should be left to the best and brightest because
    physical power takes mental power to be administered properly. Just a bunch of jocks trying to make a living on predation and terror. I would occupy the police stations parking lots if it were not guaranteed they would go all syrian on us.  
     

  • V.

    He should move to a third world country
    then he will have to suck it up for reals. This is not aboutleft or right
    and I dont know who started that. Some of these mindless drones will
    follow anything someone tells them. This is against the elite at the
    top of the triangle creating these false divides and chaos for
    funsies. And I’m sick of police terrorizing for the highest bidders.
    The policing job should be left to the best and brightest because
    physical power takes mental power to be administered properly. Just a bunch of jocks trying to make a living on predation and terror. I would occupy the police stations parking lots if it were not guaranteed they would go all syrian on us.  
     

  • V.

    land of the free brah :P

  • V.

    and porn…

  • V.

    If the US and europe go into economic chaos they will be even more tempted to play with their nuclear toys. Not going to happen unless the 2012 negative predictions are real. Money is just for the common people powerful people rely well… wait for it! on POWER. 

  • Born rich bitch!

    Must be people from the Westboro Baptist Church. Saying anything for 15 seconds of fame. 

  • Born rich bitch!

    Must be people from the Westboro Baptist Church. Saying anything for 15 seconds of fame. 

  • Mr Willow

    Something just occurred to me. 

    These would have been the same people who wouldn’t have wanted the Revolution to succeed.

    “How dare you question the great King George? He does so much for us. Just eat your gruel and shut up!” 

  • Anonymous

    Every so called “Sound Money System” simply allows the masses to be taken for a fool by a different person.

    I propose a different solution. Complete global sterilization via Nuclear Weapons.

  • Christopherdemilio

    You can earn 70K a year as a Pit Boss in a Casino.  No college except 5 weeks of Blackjack, and 10 weeks of Craps required to qualify for said position.  Just saying.  

  • Catjungle

    It just goes to show that hating the opposition in Team Politics is the single factor in the conservative decision-making process.  Liberals are the enemy.  Period.  If their failure means my failure, then so be it.  I’ll take this whole ship of us down together before I’ll ever admit you may be right.

  • Catjungle

    It just goes to show that hating the opposition in Team Politics is the single factor in the conservative decision-making process.  Liberals are the enemy.  Period.  If their failure means my failure, then so be it.  I’ll take this whole ship of us down together before I’ll ever admit you may be right.

  • Anonymous

    and I can put a noose around your neck and kick the chair from under you for free.

    You have a point house nigger?

  • Dunzain

    Maybe they try to impress Jeebus by suffering and keeping their mouth shut.

  • Dunzain

    Maybe they try to impress Jeebus by suffering and keeping their mouth shut.

    • quartz99

      You know, I know you’re probably at least half joking but that’s a very good point. I wonder how much of the “you must suffer in this life to get into heaven” BS that is preached at some strains of Christian church has contributed to this.

  • Anonymous

    This is F*ng genius! I’m starting up a temp labor company and it’s only hiring from the 53%! Time off? Go to #OccupyWallSt if you want that! Insurance … ditto, reasonable pay that covers basic living costs? ditto. These people are a slave drivers wet dream!

  • http://twitter.com/consprcy_carrot Conspiracy Carrot

    These are the guys who will take their 4th job at the prison camp and love every moment of it.

  • Conspiracy Carrot

    These are the guys who will take their 4th job at the prison camp and love every moment of it.

  • Hostage

    Stockholm syndrome?

  • Hostage

    Stockholm syndrome?

  • Mysophobe

    I challenge you to prove that the government “forced” any bank to provide a single mortgage or “forced” any bank to accept TARP funds. You’ve got it completely backwards, the financial institutions were and are writing legislation to their own benefit. The interests of the people have taken a back seat to the profit motive for 30 years, now we are seeing the result.

  • Eldudeness

    These guys are sellouts and slaves.  I am a former Marine.  And not a bullshit MOS I was an 0331.  Thats an infantry machine gunner for anyone that does not know.  These Marines and soldiers need to wake up and realize they are not fighting for our country or its freedom.  They are fighting for low oil prices and corporate interest.  Anyone who has sworn into a branch of the US military knows that you swear to uphold the constitution against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC.  Our true enemy is right here among us.  And the enemy is greed and wealth.  How can anyone be ok with having it all when there are people with nothing.  

  • Eldudeness

    These guys are sellouts and slaves.  I am a former Marine.  And not a bullshit MOS I was an 0331.  Thats an infantry machine gunner for anyone that does not know.  These Marines and soldiers need to wake up and realize they are not fighting for our country or its freedom.  They are fighting for low oil prices and corporate interest.  Anyone who has sworn into a branch of the US military knows that you swear to uphold the constitution against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC.  Our true enemy is right here among us.  And the enemy is greed and wealth.  How can anyone be ok with having it all when there are people with nothing.  

    • Hadrian999

      that’s why I left the service, it isn’t possible to uphold the oath any more

  • Anti-Citizen1

    You can’t sterilize the world until it gets eaten by the sun. Not even total nuclear saturation bombing will kill everything, somewhere some microbe or bug will survive, and in a hundred million years the earth will be a happening scene again. Just sans us.

  • Anonymous

    Not doubting your sincerity, but think about what you’ve just said there:  you’re saying that some semi-literate, marginally employed person conned the supposedly sophisticated financial “experts” at these big banks to giving them mortgages they couldn’t realistically repay.

    REALLY?  A multinational corporation that’s Richer Than God with a bench of lawyers so deep that you’ll never see the end of it got outsmarted by a junior clerk at the QuickieMart?  Were strong armed into abandoning even the minimal criteria, like researching income and savings for loan approval?

    Let’s get real here, son.  I know you don’t like Liberals.  I can see why.  They’re often whimpy and lie just as much and take as much graft as conservatives.  So why not at least go with the party that at least does what it says, and favors the interests of banks over the interests of flesh and blood people?  At least then you can claim to have picked the “winning” side–even if they don’t give a sh*t about your interests.

    But let’s not delude ourselves as to what’s actually going on here.  Banks and the uber-wealthy are tanking this country because they don’t give a sh*t.  And why should they?  They don’t have to work for a living.  Suckers work for a living–like those college students pulling 2 or 3 jobs to support the education needed to take them out of sh*tty ”careers” like the ones these sad sacks are glorifying.  Nope; rich people have their money work for THEM.

  • olfisherman

    Wouldn’t it be the opposite.The colonial American’s refused to pay taxes to a bureaucratic system (this is then comparing the bloated government that has wastes our tax money to King George’s and ‘taxation without representation) and decided to over throw the controlling system in favor of a small, but fair government that didn’t fix life’s problems, but created a free environment.

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    War is peace.

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    War is peace.

    • Mr Willow

      Freedom is Slavery seems more apt here.

  • Mr Willow

    Freedom is Slavery seems more apt here.

  • Misinformation

    I believe it is okay for there to be hungry, cold and sick people even though it’s preventable.
    I believe it is that “collateral damage” in wartime is acceptable.
    I believe that the world is as good as it can possibly be.
    I believe in talking points over context.
    I believe that we should think small and question little.
    I believe reality is limited to what I’m told.
    I am the 53%
    I am sad.

  • Misinformation

    I believe it is okay for there to be hungry, cold and sick people even though it’s preventable.
    I believe it is that “collateral damage” in wartime is acceptable.
    I believe that the world is as good as it can possibly be.
    I believe in talking points over context.
    I believe that we should think small and question little.
    I believe reality is limited to what I’m told.
    I am the 53%
    I am sad.

    • Candlharvey1

      It’s sad to me that you people can’t see past your own stupidity to realize these people are actually PROUD of the fact that they worked hard for what they have and didn’t need any handouts.

      • Anarchy Pony

        I can’t believe that you are so stupid that you can’t understand that that isn’t what this is about.

      • Misinformation

        You really think “these” people are doing this because they’re proud of the fact that they worked hard? Why don’t they just keep it to themselves then? Why do they set themselves up in opposition to others in similar positions…because they aren’t doing it for pride. You’re doing it out of fear.

        • Candlharvey1

          The only thing I fear is the fact that there are so many entitlement shits such as yourself that want the government to take care of you. You racked up the student loans, pay them off. That is not my problem and I don’t want to pay bc you are a dumbass. Free healthcare, rainbows, and sunshine…. Really? You want me to buy you a house and a car too? You aren’t special, your mom lied.

          • Misinformation

            Own my house and 3 acres, no mortgage. Student loans paid off long ago. I’ve never made more than $15/hr. I’m sorry the talking points and rhetoric in your above post fell flat on their unimaginative face, maybe you can try again. When I look around at people going into debt just because they got sick, something is wrong, pathetic in fact. If that’s the world you envision, I hope your lack of imagination dies a quick death because reality is far more interesting than what you’ve been fed is “the American dream”. It’s sad that people are proud of “making ends meet”. Way to strive for the top. “Free healthcare, rainbows, and sunshine”, that’s genius. Way to steer clear of intelligent debate.

          • Andrew

            Also, people need to be healthy in order to be able to work hard, so adequate health care precedes a healthy economy.

          • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

            You need to learn to shut the fuck up when grown folks are talking.

      • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

        Fuck a hand out, I don’t want a hand out, I want everyone to be held to the same standards I am.

        • Andrew

          I want you and everybody else to be held to fairer standards.

        • Candlharvey1

          Guess what??? Life isn’t fair, you are not as good as everyone else. Suck it up, didn’t your parents teach you the facts of life? There are winners and there are losers, everyone can’t win. I don’t want to be held to the same standars as everyone else….. Are you kidding me?!?! This is life not the special Olympics get the Hell over it, quit whining and go be the best YOU, you can be. Post back when you grow up, get a job, pay your own taxes and move outta your mommas basement. DAMN

          • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

            I’ve never seen so many goddamn cliches stuffed into one paragraph. Are you taking this right out of Right Wingery for Idiots or is that something you overheard at a John Birch meeting?

          • Word Eater

            It is true that not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up.

            However, I find it appalling that American citizens die every day from preventable or easily curable conditions.  Sucks to be them?  If that is how you feel, then you are part of the problem.  How many other first world countries treat their most needy citizens like untouchables?

  • Mr Willow

    But everything has come full circle, with one minor exception. 

    Now, the bureaucracy isn’t the King taxing the businesses in the colonies more than those based in England, without giving representation because he thought he was divinely placed on his throne, it is a group of businessmen who have purchased the representatives, who now no longer give us representation because they are obligated to serve their owners. 

    The ‘53%’ would have been the ones saying:

    I was wounded in a duel with a nobleman for stepping on his shoe accidentally
    I was taxed out of business
    I don’t own a house
    I don’t own land
    I serve the Crown because it is my lot in life
    You guys that threw the King’s tea into the water should be ashamed
    God Bless King George!
    God Bless England!

  • olfisherman

    the 53% are the ones saying the 99% complain too much… so it would actually be the 99%ers who are complaining the rich are too rich saying ‘I don’t own land/house or a richman owes me something’. 99%ers are the people who feel they are entitled to things, but have no desire to put in additional work (reminds me of a child throwing a tantrum–instead of saying ‘I don’t want to take a nap!’ its ‘more handouts! more handouts! more handouts!. 53%ers work to get ahead.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    What a load of fucking crap. You are pathetic. Keep on plugging that American Dream happy days horseshit.

  • Anonymous

    I quit reading at the pathetic strawman in your first sentence.

  • Flthapain

    http://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/30/business/fannie-mae-eases-credit-to-aid-mortgage-lending.html   All about the CLinton admin forcing FM/FM to take on as much in subprime loans as possible “so everyone could own a home”

  • Mr Willow

    a) Did you read any of those self-righteous proclamations? 

    The ones that don’t say ‘I own a car/house/etc.’ (which I am happy about, for them) are expressing things more akin to ‘I don’t have health insurance/college degree/job (or high-paying job (or job I’m happy with))’. But instead of fighting for a better job, a better wage, etc. they just accept it as their lot in life, because ultimately they have all bought into this idiotic notion that they will one day become millionaires with enough hard work. I could just as easily replace ‘I was taxed out of business’ with ‘I serve on the plantation of a generous nobleman for peanuts’, and it would probably be more true. 

    b) You are neglecting all the actual work that is being performed by the protesters. They have organised and begun making signs, providing entertainment, providing books, recording video, editing video, making their own newspaper, policing themselves, performing sanitation, providing medical care, preparing and providing food entirely of their own volition. But the fact that all of this is wholly voluntary, not in any way compulsory, and does not in any way involve the exchange of currency or compensation, and is all done entirely out of donation (food, books, time, energy) somehow makes it worthy of scorn and ridicule. Absolutely unbelievable. 

    Noöne is looking for a damn handout. People just wish to contribute to causes/ideas/processes that they themselves value, enjoy, and wish fulfillment from the work they are doing. And those things that people do not necessarily want to do (sanitation comes to mind) they do out of simple necessity. They do not want to be the subject of some corporate entity that tells them to perform a specific task a specific way, without any input from the person actually doing the work, or else they’re fired. They want a more collaborative society, where you would be able to disagree with what your boss says without fear of review, or even better a workplace consisting of people who come together with the shared purpose of making something for the benefit of it being made, or because they see a need for it, because it makes some work easier, etc. etc. 

    All things should be done out of enjoyment or necessity.

    Nothing today is performed for either reason. The Arts are now thought of as frivolous, and the majority of products produced today are mere novelties that advertisers have to create a false need for in order to sell. Recall any infomercial. 

    “Are you tired of [insert fabricated complaint]?” and it shows someöne exaggeratedly doing something very commonplace to gain the effect of it being any real concern. A mountain of Tupperware falling out of an overstocked cabinet, someöne struggling to get up out of a chair with a sunken cushion, etc. etc. 

    c)I am quite tired of people using the word entitlements. If you pay taxes, you are entitled to a return, whether that be a service or product. The government is supposed to be a service industry, as in serving the needs and wishes of the citizens they are supposed to be representing. 

    Anymore, tax money is either spent propping up Corporate America or building war machines, instead of roads, providing education, healthcare, etc.

  • DeepCough

    Now that you mention it, they would have been against the Age of Reason to boot.

  • DeepCough

    I believe the term is “Uncle Cracker.”

  • DeepCough

    I don’t know where you get your facts, asshole, but there was no “Left Wing” dominating the U.S. government at the time this fucking happened. The Wall Street Crash of 2008 was a swindle that happened under the Bush administration, and instead of giving the banks the conservative middle finger they deserved, he gave them $700 billion, which could have been used to improve American healthcare, instead of line the pockets of greedy-fuck plutocrats.

  • Candlharvey1

    It’s sad to me that you people can’t see past your own stupidity to realize these people are actually PROUD of the fact that they worked hard for what they have and didn’t need any handouts.

  • Mr Willow

    They would have treated Thomas Paine as if he were the anti-christ.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    I can’t believe that you are so stupid that you can’t understand that that isn’t what this is about.

  • Misinformation

    You really think “these” people are doing this because they’re proud of the fact that they worked hard? Why don’t they just keep it to themselves then? Why do they set themselves up in opposition to others in similar positions…because they aren’t doing it for pride. You’re doing it out of fear.

  • Mysophobe

    That article says nothing about forcing FM/FM to loan money, or “taking on as much in subprime loans as possible”. It does mention a program that aimed to ease credit restrictions “a notch” and attempted to combat redlining in minority communities. Keep blaming the least fortunate among us though, I really think that strategy has legs. Keep claiming that the poor and powerless are draining the life’s blood out of America without a hint of irony.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Fuck a hand out, I don’t want a hand out, I want everyone to be held to the same standards I am.

  • 5by5

    From Gawker: “What makes ‘We Are the 53%’ so heartbreaking isn’t that its contributors are enormous jerks — it’s that so many of them could just as easily be writing in to ‘We Are the 99 Percent’. Like the former marine who hasn’t had ’4 consecutive days off in 4 years.’ The phrase, ‘I don’t have health insurance,’ pops up frequently on that stupid faux-blog — but not as a cry for help or an indictment of a broken system. Here, it’s a badge of pride.”It’s totally mis-directed anger. Like, “Look what I endure because I’m a manly man!” A couple of corporate asshats tell rank-and-file guys like this that somehow it’s more “manly” and “independent” and all “pull yourself up by your bootstrapy”, and these poor suckers buy it.They’ve actually let their male ego be used by a couple of corporate tools to ass rape THEMSELVES.This is what Teddy Roosevelt meant when he talked about those who were “base and servile” because they didn’t object to being oppressed. Anti-Citizen1 is quite correct, it’s totally a wage slave mentality. Rather than looking at a union worker who gets proper health benefits, and enough of a decent wage that he can send his kids to college so that the next generation does even better than this one, this kind of guy doesn’t say, “Why don’t I have those benefits too?” instead, he childishly thinks, “Well if I can’t have benefits, nobody else should either. So there.”He lets his jealousy trump his reason, and gets punked by “The Man” as a result.It’d be sad, if these people weren’t so poisonous to political progress.

  • 5by5

    From Gawker: “What makes ‘We Are the 53%’ so heartbreaking isn’t that its contributors are enormous jerks — it’s that so many of them could just as easily be writing in to ‘We Are the 99 Percent’. Like the former marine who hasn’t had ’4 consecutive days off in 4 years.’ The phrase, ‘I don’t have health insurance,’ pops up frequently on that stupid faux-blog — but not as a cry for help or an indictment of a broken system. Here, it’s a badge of pride.”It’s totally mis-directed anger. Like, “Look what I endure because I’m a manly man!” A couple of corporate asshats tell rank-and-file guys like this that somehow it’s more “manly” and “independent” and all “pull yourself up by your bootstrapy”, and these poor suckers buy it.They’ve actually let their male ego be used by a couple of corporate tools to ass rape THEMSELVES.This is what Teddy Roosevelt meant when he talked about those who were “base and servile” because they didn’t object to being oppressed. Anti-Citizen1 is quite correct, it’s totally a wage slave mentality. Rather than looking at a union worker who gets proper health benefits, and enough of a decent wage that he can send his kids to college so that the next generation does even better than this one, this kind of guy doesn’t say, “Why don’t I have those benefits too?” instead, he childishly thinks, “Well if I can’t have benefits, nobody else should either. So there.”He lets his jealousy trump his reason, and gets punked by “The Man” as a result.It’d be sad, if these people weren’t so poisonous to political progress.

  • Andrew

    I want you and everybody else to be held to fairer standards.

  • Candlharvey1

    Guess what??? Life isn’t fair, you are not as good as everyone else. Suck it up, didn’t your parents teach you the facts of life? There are winners and there are losers, everyone can’t win. I don’t want to be held to the same standars as everyone else….. Are you kidding me?!?! This is life not the special Olympics get the Hell over it, quit whining and go be the best YOU, you can be. Post back when you grow up, get a job, pay your own taxes and move outta your mommas basement. DAMN

  • Candlharvey1

    The only thing I fear is the fact that there are so many entitlement shits such as yourself that want the government to take care of you. You racked up the student loans, pay them off. That is not my problem and I don’t want to pay bc you are a dumbass. Free healthcare, rainbows, and sunshine…. Really? You want me to buy you a house and a car too? You aren’t special, your mom lied.

  • Misinformation

    Own my house and 3 acres, no mortgage. Student loans paid off long ago. I’ve never made more than $15/hr. I’m sorry the talking points and rhetoric in your above post fell flat on their unimaginative face, maybe you can try again. When I look around at people going into debt just because they got sick, something is wrong, pathetic in fact. If that’s the world you envision, I hope your lack of imagination dies a quick death because reality is far more interesting than what you’ve been fed is “the American dream”. It’s sad that people are proud of “making ends meet”. Way to strive for the top. “Free healthcare, rainbows, and sunshine”, that’s genius. Way to steer clear of intelligent debate.

  • Andrew

    Also, people need to be healthy in order to be able to work hard, so adequate health care precedes a healthy economy.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    I’ve never seen so many goddamn cliches stuffed into one paragraph. Are you taking this right out of Right Wingery for Idiots or is that something you overheard at a John Birch meeting?

  • Hadrian999

    hard work doesn’t get you ahead, you can work 120 hour weeks and be the best worker possible, you will still not break into the elite class, you may have a few comforts but you will never gain power from being a wage slave

  • Hadrian999

    hard work doesn’t get you ahead, you can work 120 hour weeks and be the best worker possible, you will still not break into the elite class, you may have a few comforts but you will never gain power from being a wage slave

  • Hadrian999

    that’s why I left the service, it isn’t possible to uphold the oath any more

  • Hadrian999

    that’s why I left the service, it isn’t possible to uphold the oath any more

  • Hadrian999

    that’s why I left the service, it isn’t possible to uphold the oath any more

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, given an economy where 70 pct of activity is based on consumer spending, 53 pct will need 99 pct to spend more, and that means more employment and credit.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, given an economy where 70 pct of activity is based on consumer spending, 53 pct will need 99 pct to spend more, and that means more employment and credit.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, given an economy where 70 pct of activity is based on consumer spending, 53 pct will need 99 pct to spend more, and that means more employment and credit.

  • MnkyLv

    Unfortunately, given an economy where 70 pct of activity is based on consumer spending, 53 pct will need 99 pct to spend more, and that means more employment and credit.

  • olfisherman

    yeah you’re right. except for the fact that over 70% of current multi-millionaires in the US today are self made.

  • Andrew

    “Self made?”  How, by laying off workers and trading debt and poisoning the environment and betting on which companies will fail?  Yeah, those are the kind of people who deserve full health coverage and the opportunity to write the nation’s laws.

  • Hadrian999

    they didn’t get there by being a worker, you can be a multimillionaire and still be very middle class

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=562168388 Keith Proctor

    At least one of the 53% isn’t real, doesn’t live in this country, and very likely didn’t write his own piece accusing the protesters in NYC of being lazy. Photoshop is fun! http://i.imgur.com/yarZ7.jpg

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=562168388 Keith Proctor

    At least one of the 53% isn’t real, doesn’t live in this country, and very likely didn’t write his own piece accusing the protesters in NYC of being lazy. Photoshop is fun! http://i.imgur.com/yarZ7.jpg

  • Keeth

    At least one of the 53% isn’t real, doesn’t live in this country, and very likely didn’t write his own piece accusing the protesters in NYC of being lazy. Photoshop is fun! http://i.imgur.com/yarZ7.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Can’t believe no one’s posted this on here yet.

    This so called 53% movement is all disinfo, bullshit propaganda. A good number of the photos up there have been debunked at this point
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439×2121926

    and as someone with a lot of experience with photoshop I can tell you a great many of these are at the very least altered, including that first one of the marine in the photos attached to this article. His hand is at an angle that would require his arm to be frickin’ long to be at that angle, showing that the hand was either moved or added wholesale, and the paper has been either modified or added. Also if you go through the photos you’ll discover that several of them have not just the same wording (which you can explain away as people not being original enough and copying from previously uploaded ones), but have similar handwriting, implying they may have been written by just a few people.

    Some of these are undoubtedly real, now that it’s out there and other people have donated. But it didn’t start that way.

  • quartz99

    Can’t believe no one’s posted this on here yet.

    This so called 53% movement is all disinfo, bullshit propaganda. A good number of the photos up there have been debunked at this point
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439×2121926

    and as someone with a lot of experience with photoshop I can tell you a great many of these are at the very least altered, including that first one of the marine in the photos attached to this article. His hand is at an angle that would require his arm to be frickin’ long to be at that angle, showing that the hand was either moved or added wholesale, and the paper has been either modified or added. Also if you go through the photos you’ll discover that several of them have not just the same wording (which you can explain away as people not being original enough and copying from previously uploaded ones), but have similar handwriting, implying they may have been written by just a few people.

    Some of these are undoubtedly real, now that it’s out there and other people have donated. But it didn’t start that way.

  • Anonymous

    I dare say that porn counts as “circuses” in this discussion.

  • Anonymous

    You know, I know you’re probably at least half joking but that’s a very good point. I wonder how much of the “you must suffer in this life to get into heaven” BS that is preached at some strains of Christian church has contributed to this.

  • Anonymous

    Go into IT. College helps but experience trumps it and ability trumps both. Systems engineers make the most, then programmers, then designers. You can easily make twice that as a systems engineer or sysadmin without a day of college. But you have to be damn good at it to do so.

  • Anonymous

    Go into IT. College helps but experience trumps it and ability trumps both. Systems engineers make the most, then programmers, then designers. You can easily make twice that as a systems engineer or sysadmin without a day of college. But you have to be damn good at it to do so.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    You need to learn to shut the fuck up when grown folks are talking.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    You need to learn to shut the fuck up when grown folks are talking.

  • Anonymous

    You… really have no grasp on these things do you.

    First of all, people don’t want things “for free”. They want to be the ones to get the value from their work rather than having 99.99999% of that value passed on to people who are already too rich to even notice when that new value comes in and who did nothing to earn it. If you’re working a solid full time job, you should have access to affordable healthcare, should be able to put your kids through college, should be able to buy a home. No one’s asking for any of that to be free. They just want to be able to keep the value from their work for themselves, and they think _everyone_ should be paying into the system. They’re not now. Closing the tax loopholes for the super rich and for corporations would be an excellent start to fixing the problem. They also think that people who _can’t_ work — not won’t. CAN’T — (disability, result of aging, too young) shouldn’t be left in the street to starve and die of treatable medical conditions.

    And your description of the mortgage fiasco is not accurate. The plutocracy got both Dems and Repubs (who are at this point, both Right wing, not Left) to remove consumer protections so they could lure in people who were assured they’d be able to pay and then had the terms changed on them and their payments went up. And a good many people were perfectly able to pay when they got the mortgage but then lost their job or had major medical expenses that drove them into bankruptcy. That’s not counting all the fraudulent loans that the banks created out of thin air so they could get the insurance money when they “defaulted”. Loan fraud on a massive scale, perpetuated almost entirely by the banks themselves, made possible by both D and R bowing to their masters and removing regulations, THAT is what caused the financial meltdown. And many banks and financial institutions that applied for TARP assistance were denied. It went pretty exclusively to the biggest banks (dare I suggest, only the ones that have their own bought and paid politicians in DC) with the idea that they’d lend the money to get business moving again. They did not do so and instead sat on the money and made record profits at the same time.

    The fact that you would say anyone in government was a master of a corporation instead of the other way around just proves how little you’ve actually researched on the subject.

  • Anonymous

    I think you make a mistake in thinking that more than a very small percentage of this country would have heard about it even if we didn’t have massive protests under way. “Keep the population as uninformed as possible” is an aim of the corporate-controlled media.

  • Word Eater

    It is true that not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up.

    However, I find it appalling that American citizens die every day from preventable or easily curable conditions.  Sucks to be them?  If that is how you feel, then you are part of the problem.  How many other first world countries treat their most needy citizens like untouchables?

  • Moi

    Ha ha CNN Propaganda FAIL!!!!

  • Moi

    Ha ha CNN Propaganda FAIL!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Racist shitheadism is encouraged and exploited by corporate media and rich right-wing assholers. Really you take any rich country that is less diverse, more unified in a particular national identity and it is progressive as fuck compared to the big ass stupid USA that has also struggled over its identity since “we’re a nation of immigrants” exactly means = different fuckers came here and new fuckers will continue to come to *compete* with You and your family, relatives, friends, your “in-group” your reference groups. So white people like Tea Party types like the stupid fuckhead asshole that tells everybody that is doing shitty to drop dead for all he cares  (see the d-bag below) are what you get in a country of fearful fuckheads. It doesn’t take much to rile up that primate brain and make it want to see others not like him, die.

  • tooCents

    Racist shitheadism is encouraged and exploited by corporate media and rich right-wing assholers. Really you take any rich country that is less diverse, more unified in a particular national identity and it is progressive as fuck compared to the big ass stupid USA that has also struggled over its identity since “we’re a nation of immigrants” exactly means = different fuckers came here and new fuckers will continue to come to *compete* with You and your family, relatives, friends, your “in-group” your reference groups. So white people like Tea Party types like the stupid fuckhead asshole that tells everybody that is doing shitty to drop dead for all he cares  (see the d-bag below) are what you get in a country of fearful fuckheads. It doesn’t take much to rile up that primate brain and make it want to see others not like him, die.

  • d13x

    You have to feel for these guys. They know that they have been getting f* by the State all their lives and that they are stuck living in a financial hole for the rest of their lives with no way out. It must hurt so badly to face this that they will use such defense mechanisms discrediting this entire movement to feel better about themselves and keep their egos intact. The only thing they have left to hold on to at this point is their blind faith in the U.S.A! Its is truly sad…

  • d13x

    You have to feel for these guys. They know that they have been getting f* by the State all their lives and that they are stuck living in a financial hole for the rest of their lives with no way out. It must hurt so badly to face this that they will use such defense mechanisms discrediting this entire movement to feel better about themselves and keep their egos intact. The only thing they have left to hold on to at this point is their blind faith in the U.S.A! Its is truly sad…

  • Noname

    Robot slaves. Only answer.

  • Noname

    Robot slaves. Only answer.

  • no matter how you put it they always had something or someone to give then the chance to get that far. and what of the billionaires? what percentage is self made? a billionaire’s worth 1000 millionaires that matters a hell of a lot more.

  • Ijensen

    I don’t have health insurance and I don’t want it. I don’t see what’s so masochistic about that – I hate doctors, and I always have. I hate dentists, always have. I’ve been doctor-less and insurance-less for almost ten years now, since I was 17 and went out on my own. I think what most people miss, and what you call masochistic tendencies are actually a symbol of doing for oneself and relying on oneself rather than relying on any other entity. I want both big business and big government out of my life. I want a divorce from the powers-that-be.

  • Ijensen

    I don’t have health insurance and I don’t want it. I don’t see what’s so masochistic about that – I hate doctors, and I always have. I hate dentists, always have. I’ve been doctor-less and insurance-less for almost ten years now, since I was 17 and went out on my own. I think what most people miss, and what you call masochistic tendencies are actually a symbol of doing for oneself and relying on oneself rather than relying on any other entity. I want both big business and big government out of my life. I want a divorce from the powers-that-be.