Archive for October 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to drag on in cities throughout the country.
In Chicago protesters stormed Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall demanding access to Grant Park for their tent city. Emanuel has not come out or addressed the protesters but one protester spoke with a reporter about the movement and why he is involved.
Roger Fraser is a retired school teacher and currently earns a comfortable retirement income of $7,792.75 per month according to public school records in Illinois. Fraser openly advocates the overthrow of the US Government and revolution to bring a “Socialistic Utopia” to the world.
This is what Democracy looks like? Yes, it absolutely does. Mob Rule with no checks or balances. Once again, the wisdom and brilliance of the founding fathers and the government they created, is validated and ratified by those who wish to see its demise. The world Roger Fraser wants has been tried and he can find the results over in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Republics.
I say, use the freedoms this country has given you your entire life Mr. Fraser and buy a ticket to one of those places and enjoy. I don’t want your version of “democracy”.
Who’s teaching your kids? And what? I’m sure there are parents who are wondering what Roger Fraser was teaching theirs.
There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about the Occupy Wall Street movement being the Liberal answer to the Tea Party movement. I can’t help but wonder why Liberals would even want to compare themselves to a group the so fondly call Tea Baggers and not so fondly call even fouler things I won’t repeat here.
They say a picture paints a thousand words and in this comparison I’d say more like a million…
Yep, those 99%ers are just like the Tea Party members. No difference whatsoever. It’s obvious!
- What Occupy Wall Street stands for (oup.com)
- Tea Party Has Jaundiced View Of Occupy Wall Street (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: Compare and Contrast (slate.com)
The squatters in New York (they call themselves occupiers or the 99%) say life isn’t fair, it’s too hard, the big banks are ruining their lives, they can’t pay their loans, and it’s not their fault!
There are some people over in the Philippines they all need to meet. Such a meeting would give them both perspective and an education. They’d learn that squatting, whining, complaining, blaming doesn’t get anything done while rolling up your sleeves, putting on your thinking cap, and putting others before yourself can solve a lot of problems.
See for yourself.
If that doesn’t inspire you, you don’t have a pulse. Or perhaps a conscience…
Juan Williams is an American journalist and political analyst for Fox News Channel. He also writes for several newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal and has been published in magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly and Time.
He was a senior news analyst for National Public Radio (NPR) from 1999 until October 2010 when he was fired for sharing his feelings of fear and worry after 9/11 when seeing someone in Muslim dress at an airport. A move I strongly opposed and felt was completely unwarranted.
Williams has worked as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, White House correspondent and national correspondent at The Washington Post for 23 years.
Juan Williams is a self-proclaimed Liberal.
And I like Juan Williams.
I rarely agree with Mr. Williams on most political, social, or economic issues, but I have great respect for his opinions because he shows that same respect for mine. No, I don’t know him nor have I ever met him, but I watch how he interacts with people who share my conservative ideas and beliefs and I see genuineness, openness, and the willingness to consider the other side and look for the points of agreement rather than being so rigid as to ignore any areas where common ground can be reached.
After watching a debate between Williams and any other conservative analyst I always come away with a greater appreciation of his opinions and his way of making them known, regardless of whether I agree. He drives me crazy most of the time, but that’s probably because I wish he was on my side.
If more people on all sides of the political spectrum had the integrity of Juan Williams we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in with the political and social divide we have today.
- Juan Williams Spells Out GOP Leadership “Dilemma” for 2012 Republican Convention (prweb.com)
- Ron Paul, Juan Williams & Andrew Napolitano !!! (2012patriot.wordpress.com)
- Juan Williams “Muzzled” (eyeonbooks.com)