Day 2: OccupyMN Continues In Mpls

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – More crowds gathered at Occupy Minnesota Saturday as protesters marched down Nicollet Mall and remained vocal against corporate greed.

Some of the protesters at the demonstration had slept there Friday night in tents on the Hennepin County Government Plaza. One of those who braved the night was Carla Beaudet, a 61-year-old teacher, who says she is worried about her grandchildren.

“We’ve gotten too top heavy with wealth in this country,” Beaudet said. “Corporations are not people and should not have the rights of people.”

Meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street demonstration has been going on for 22 days and shows no sign of letting up. Protesters marched Saturday to Washington Square Park and held peaceful rallies, The Associated Press reported.

Anti-Wall Street protesters across the nation are angry over the bank bailouts, the high unemployment rate and the way wealth is distributed in the United States.

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  1. Joe Hanson says:

    So are they just going to hang out until someone gives them a job? Seems like a lame occupation…

    1. Get educated says:

      Many of them have jobs. They go to work then go to the protest. It has nothing to do with government handing jobs to the unemployed. Research the protest then say your negative comments. Don’t run your mouth like you know what you are talking about.

      1. Sue J says:

        Sorry Pal, Most of them 80% are Socialists and just collect GA, you do the research!

      2. Jon Mellberg says:

        As long as they’re removed before they start to stink, I guess I’m OK with it. I’ll be at work anyway. You know, paying their way and being productive. I’m sure in their dope fogged brains they believe they’re doing something really important. Whatever gives your life the meaning you long for. Protesting is the new religion of the left.

        1. Jesse B says:

          You sir are free to have your own opinion but you are sadly mistaken. I am a protester and I make more than most people. I have two jobs and and pay taxes too. These protests are what a real Democracy looks like. Just because the Occupy Wallstreet protesters don’t have a pair billionaire brothers and multi-millionaire politicians funding them and providing buses wrapped with advertisements doesn’t mean they have nothing legitimate to protest against. You personally may be okay with socialism for corporations and the enormous wealth inequality as a result of that type of socialism but I myself am sick of it. You sir are whats wrong with this country. You sit there and make judgement calls about things that you have no knowledge about. Go ahead and bash myself and the protesters as that’s your right, but don’t sit here and lump all of us into the stereotype you presented. I don’t lump all Tea Partiers as unhinged, treasonous, brainwashed, bible thumping nutcases because some of them don’t actually thump bibles.

          1. Larry F. says:

            Occupy Movement = GMO Grass. Your billionaire is named Soros, Jesse.

            1. Jesse B says:

              Soros your scary left wing boogey man isn’t funding this movement.

              The traitorous Koch bro’s are the main source of funding for the Tea Party and these bast@rds have been working with IRAN!

              You should site some facts to back up your claims there Larry.

              I guess I can play this game too.

              Tea Party Movement = American Al Queda. Your Billionaire is named David Koch

              The difference is my statement is a factual one.

              You Tea Partiers and your George Soros infatuation is ridiculous. Thats your response to everything that isn’t approved by the Tea Party Elite.

            2. Jesse B says:

              If soros is funding this where are our brand new Tour Buses? Why is the so called liberal media trying to discredit this supposed “liberal movement”?

              You guys are too shallow to understand this is not a left or right movement. This doesn’t fit your FOX news pre packaged narrative. This is a movement that started because we are sick of socialism and corruption within both government AND corporate boardrooms.

              Go ahead and stay home Larry thats exactly what your Tea Party masters are counting on.

              The dumbing down of America must continue!

          2. Jon Mellberg says:

            Protesters: Rich or poor, idiots all. No-body’s funding me either. I fund myself. I don’t count on anyone for my success, nor do I blame others for my own failures as these protesters do. They are class warfare failures. Projecting the blame for their low station in life onto those who chose to work hard and succeed. I see why they’re angry. Things didn’t work out for them, so they need another to pin the blame to. Well I don’t accept the blame for their failure. This is the greatest, fairest, most just country in the world, bar none. If you can’t make it here, you can’t make it anywhere. And just because someone else did make it, doesn’t entitle you to a piece of theirs.

            1. Jesse B says:

              Wow, Rush is that you?

              How about you wake -up pal?

              This isn’t a big cry baby Tea Party rally. I have been out there protesting and I am pretty successful and probably make more than you and your next three relatives! Yeah, you’re probably thinking why would someone who makes a decent living support a bunch of dope smoking, cry baby, hippies? Well, I’ll tell you why! I’m out there protesting Socialism!!! If you had more than 1/2 a functioning brain cell you’d be out there protesting too. I thought all you rugged, self-reliant, never been unemployed, don’t need no stinking food safety regulation, don’t need no stinking corporate regulations, Tea Baggers hated socialism?? Well apparently, you all are pretty cool with corporate socialism and what it has done to this country. Did you know that over the last 3 years we have given the “Banks” 16 Trillion of our tax dollars? Did you also know that this money didn’t do anything to increase liquidy in the market or get loaned to businesses? Did you also know that that was MY money? That was YOUR money (I am assuming you pay taxes). Well, Jon… that’s what this movement is all about. Its about actual Americans saying F%$k This! We aren’t going to stand for this anymore. This isn’t about saving the whales, or saving the trees or any other pet issue you could think of! You can listen to your right wing propaganda media outlets and let them do the thinking for you, its the same with the left wing media (they are all BS propaganda outlets) This country has been ruined because of corporate socialism and complacency of the citizens in this country who let it happen by not participating in our Democracy. So Mr. Tea Party nobody, take your talking points which have been spoon fed to you from your Tea Party masters and sit there behind your computers keyboard. We don’t need citizens like you, you bring nothing to the table. I know it must be pretty hard to actually form your own opinions using research and investigation and by participating in the democratic process as its much easier when Rush, Glenn, FOX News or the Grifter tells you how to think and react.

              Have fun when all your rights have been completely stripped from you because you figured these Republicons or Democrats actually worked for you or your interests!

            2. Jesse B says:

              You state Well I don’t accept the blame for their failure. This is the greatest, fairest, most just country in the world, bar none.”

              Thats a bunch of BS. American exceptionalism is dead!

              We used to be all of those things, but if you actually had an INFORMED opinion, you’d know that we are falling behind most other first world countries in everything from

              Healthcare
              Education
              Wages and Income
              Quality of Life

              The thing we are still extremely good at is propaganda and our Military Industrial complex is larger than China, Russia, and Europes put together.

              I’m glad everything is just fine in your little fantasy land unfortunately, reality does not support your statement. Keep listening to FOX if it makes you feel better but just know that you are being fed propaganda from a guy (Rupert Murdoch) who became a US citizen just so he could start FOX News in 1997. The parent company of your favorite news channel News Corp has a majority shareholder Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal who funds terrorists who kill Americans.

              These are the people spoon feeding you your drivel.

              Enjoy!

      3. scared says:

        The Self Destruction Game

        Pray for peace, the pieces are broken.

        Be prepared

        Know your place with God.

        Don’t be fooled by the lies, deceit, and false promises.

        Hold on to your God given morals, work ethic, and values.

        Fall on the right side.

        This is part of a very refined blueprint

        Surreal, like a scripted screenplay

        It is playing out in front of our eyes.

        We are the prongs being used to move us across this large game of deception.

        Created for ou own destruction.

        I warn you, be careful where you stand on this board of greed and control.

        Is it Corporate Greed or a Socialist Movement

        Educate yourself.

        Speak up but only with wiht peace and knowledgey.

        Believe in, “God Bless America”

        Not…

        Reverend Wright’s , “God F“””” America”.

        Make your choices with the help of God in your heart.

        The Housing Market Collapse.

        Where were the Investigations?

        The overspending of trillions of dollars.

        Where is the money, where are the jobs?

        How has it helped?

        Intentional softening of the US Economy.

        Healthcare pushed through, against the will of the people.

        Tea Party holds peaceful awareness.

        They are accused of being radical terrorists, heartless Americans.

        Job market ignored.

        Higher unemployment.

        Anger builds.

        Class warfare is indoctrinated over and over.

        Evil Corporations, the evil rich need to pay, yells the President.

        SEIU Organizes

        The race card is played against anyone who expresses concerns regarding this administrations policies.

        The Media follows…

        Frustration and hate cover the land.

        Riots in the streets.

        Are they legitimate, civil, honest protests

        Threat…the take down of Wall Street.

        Is this an Orchestrated event?

        VIOLENCE spreads.

        Is Marshall Law next?

        The blueprint will continue to play out.

        Prepare…for the worst and pray for the best.

        Don’t self destruct our Constitution.

        Don’t self destruct our Freedom.

        Don’t bring Socialism, Marxism, or Dictatorship to our great America?

        Is it real…

        Fall on the right side.

        Hold on to your God given morals, work ethic, and values.

        Don’t be fooled by the lies, deceit, and false promises.

        Know your place with God

        Be prepared in peace.

        Pray for peace, the pieces are broken.

        Speak in Peace…

        1. MnLoons says:

          Loony!,,,!

          Cookoo, cookoo,cookoo

          1. Scared says:

            Typical only name calling with no facts…

    2. Jim says:

      I agreed with Joe. If americans really want a change in the economy and job market. Then start electing Republicans to office. Sure Obama can blame the first recession on Bush, but this one is on him and Congress!

    3. Herman for Prez says:

      “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed,”

      – Herman Cain

      1. Jesse B says:

        Succeeding at what exactly? Most of these anti-tax republicon business men got where they were by family money, services that OUR tax dollars provided. If they don’t want to pay taxes fine. Let them hire their own security, fire department. They can also buy their own land and pay to build their own roads and interstates in which to ship their government subsidized products. They can also pay to educate their own workforce and if they want to use a publicly educated citizen then they can pay a TAX!

        Gawd these Tea Partiers are 1d10ts!!

    4. Woken up says:

      I hope these protesters support Ron Paul, because everything he has said was going to happen, has happened. Obama, Romney,Perry are all the same, Ron Paul is the only honest one and wants to end the wars and put the wall street criminals in jail. Obama, Romney, etc get donations from these crooks

    5. Weary says:

      What a joke. 300 people show up and they get huge covergae. 100,000 Ron paul supporters showed up in Washington and the media does a story on Obama’s dog and how he came about naming it. Something corrupt with the media. We need to Occupy the News stations

    6. Harry says:

      There are only like 100 of them. Not much to get excited about!!

      1. Larry F. says:

        The first Tea Party rally in Duluth had about 300 in attendance. A communist magazine publisher in Duluth, Claire Kirch, claimed there were 50 or 60 people. Her count demonstrated mostly she can’t count but also she tried to minimize the influence.

    7. Mike says:

      If only they put half as many reporters on Fast and Furious? Apparently the lib media wants to keep that under cover?

    8. Career Guy doin very well says:

      The suburban white kids in dreadlocks & pot leaf T-Shirt..The unwashed Hipster clutching his smartphone,Ipad & $4 Latte..The shirtless tattooed Mohawk guy with the facial piercings..The unmotivated 20 somethings that feel entitled just by being born..The unemployable “Artist” that can’t awake before noon..That’s the gist of Occupy Mn..soooo boring.

    9. Concerned Dad says:

      Hey Joe I have a job own a house have a wife and two kids and one of them is in college, why don’t you go down there and listen to what they have have to say, you might be surprised what you here
      PS I have nevr collected anything from the government and I served my country
      All I am doing is making sure my son will have a decent paying job when he finishes school

  2. Kevin says:

    WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. norton says:

      You will care when you find all your righs gone

      1. Jesse B says:

        EXACTLY!

        The dumbing down of America is almost complete.

  3. Daves not here says:

    Unwashed hipsters and patchouli soaked hippies have finally left Mom & Dads basement and have taken up residence Downtown huh? I hope we get an early snowstorm & let’s see their commitment to the “cause” then!

    1. norton says:

      Don’t believe you kknow what is going on with your corrupt government

  4. Jake says:

    I think its all about Tea Party envy. They want to be part of something but didn’t have any patriotic clothing, just tie dyes from the 60’s.

  5. Ezra Gonzalez says:

    82F in Minneapolis today, poor things, how did they manage? Tell you what, if the protesters are still there on January 10th when it’s -25F, I’ll give them their props, until then it’s just a lark.

    1. norton says:

      Shut up and get out there and help save your way of life

      1. RIII says:

        I save my way of life every day when I go to work. Perhaps the people protesting should try it.

  6. what is this says:

    WCCO reports that “crowds gathered.” This is an interesting spin on reality. A mere three hundred people actually showed on the second day to complain and demand that someone fix their problems and society. The numbers at all these protests, including the original in New York, have been small potatoes. It is the media that is inflating their import and impact.

    1. Pete Trainor says:

      Thank you! I’ve been watching the numbers of protesters when ever it is reported and they are miniscule in comparison to the population as a whole. Yet media outlets such as this one are reporting this as if it is a huge movement. One report spoke of a thousand protesters in New York. That’s New York! That many people come out of a Broadway Show at any given time during the night. If you watch the video that WCCO uses in this report you can see that they use of a long telephoto lens to give an impression of a large crowd by compressing the image. But this is not just something WCCO is doing it’s happening all through out the media. The scripting is close to identical too. Is this reporting? Or is this propaganda? Well WCCO, which is it? Those of you who work at WCCO should be asking yourself this question. Is this the kind of journalism you thought you’d be doing when you were in school. Have you sold yourself out?

  7. Get a life says:

    To stupid to start this protest in May. Have to wait till fall when snow is on the way. But then again there all to lazy to work and the checks are there at the end of the month. What a bunch of losers. Of course in winter the stench won’t be so bad

    1. say what?? says:

      You are too stupid to know the difference between ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’ and ‘too’ and ‘to’. Get a life and get over yourself.

      1. LOL says:

        Know I don’t no my English very good. That’s because I worked instead of going to Kollege. I raised 3 childrens who are in the medical field and teach at Universities. So you get a life, loser

    2. norton says:

      You are too stupid to even know why they are out there. Read and learn about it then you can comment.

      1. Katrina says:

        There should be a period after “it” and “then” should be capitalized. They are two separate sentences.

        1. flower child says:

          @Katrina. A semi colon would be more appropriate, but it takes a college education to know that….

          1. Black Kettle says:

            Semicolon is one word.

      2. Jon Mellberg says:

        Are you Ed Norton, the moron who lived next to Ralph Cramden? He was dumb as a stump too. Do you imagine your arse-clown friends are making an actual difference? Tell me how please. What will be better when they leave? The only new jobs they’ll create is the clean-up. Unlike the Tea Party, the protesters on the left never clean up after themselves. They just stand around and complain, then leave the mess for others. It’s a telling characteristic isn’t it? Create the mess, then ask others to fix it.

      3. Larry F. says:

        Among a list of a dozen issues they want to outlaw credit reporting services and negate peoples’ credit liabilities. Sounds a lot like some folks who stupidly took on student loans ate a bunch of mushrooms and watched Fight Club a few too many times.

  8. Jacky M says:

    Again, people watching the price of food going up, prices of clothing going up, property taxes go up, healthcare costs going up and wages going DOWN.

    Big banks getting bailed out, and those same big banks foreclosing on there homes. What part dont you get? A movement starts, both left and right trying to CO-OPT the movement. It is kinda easy to see.

    The people want those elected to fight for the 99%…thats you and I. Not the 1%…thats a club that we do not belong to.

    1. Jesse B says:

      Perfectly stated.

      Unfortunately, the Tea Partiers will never get it. Democracy is not to be participated in unless it’s to vote in the wealthy business men or politicians.

      Didn’t you know the Tea Party Types need to be told how to think and how to vote and discouraged from forming their own opinions as that might upset the Tea Party Elites.

      And the dumbing down of America continues

  9. Everything Sucks Always says:

    I think their point is valid, but their method is stupid. Sitting in Downtown does nothing for anyone. I get they are fighting for “all of us,” but that cause would be far better served by backing a political candidate that supports it. If there isn’t one, then one of them should run for office. If they have enough support to do this, they should be able to at least get in the state house of reps.
    But I guess it’s easier to just sit and yell at buildings.

    1. sid says:

      I agree, the tea party was sure succesful in putting people in office that promised to further their cause.

  10. norton says:

    The problem is most political canidates are crooks from the beginning. Way too much money is spent to get in office. Term limits need to be in place now, 2 years and you go home.

    1. Eric Bell says:

      I agree. Term limits would help. I’d say 3 2 year terms though, up to 6 years, equal to one senate term.Senators? 2 terms would be enough.

      It’d be great to see more everyday Americans running for office, not the professional politician type.

  11. I Am Not The 99 says:

    #iamthe53

    Look it up on Twitter. Get a clue and some direction, as well as some deodorant (for those who are camping out and stinking up Minneapolis – well, more than it is already!)

  12. MR Russ says:

    bunch of wannabe no-good,dirty,rotten,smelly,lazy HIPPIES . . . . .

    1. Mike says:

      Better a hippie than a overweight loud mouth redneck……….

      1. Dan Determan says:

        at least overweight loud mouth rednecks probably have a job and support you hippies through taxes

        1. Jesse B says:

          Yeah, right!

          You dumba$$ tea party fools and your stereotypes. Yes, there are dirty stinking hippies down at the protest site, but there are also average middle class, gainfully employed citizens as well. I for one own my own small business and have been down there both Saturday and Sunday protesting. You think the Tea Party would be down there too being that we are protesting socialism in this country.

          CORPORATE SOCIALISM is what this is all about.

          I hate the fact $16 trillion of my tax dollars were given too these to big to fail banks. Liquidity in the markets did not happen and credit did not start flowing.

          Of course you Tea Partying kool-aid drinkers wouldn’t know that because you only support something if its bankrolled and supported by billionaires and corporate executives. The same Billionaires David and Charles Koch have just recently been discovered to have had several criminal ventures with IRAN for christs sake.

          Where is your outrage over that???

          Your propaganda channel FOX who bank rolls pretty much every single GOP candidate is owned by a subversive foreigner and the majority shareholder of News Corp is a freaking Saudi Arabian who financially supports terrorism against the US!!!

          THESE ARE FACTS THAT CAN BE BACKED UP! Unlike your false equivalencies of George Soros and the left wing media supporting everything that doesn’t fall in line with the GOP talking point of the day!

          1. Jesse B says:

            Also, Im sure every overweight, loudmouth, unemployed redneck at a the Tea Party/CNN/FOX News rallies smell just fresh as a summers breeze

  13. Mike says:

    I get it. Their is nothing wrong with people protesting against the actions of the government and the people who direct it through lobbyists and campaign contributions. People taking to the streets is good for democracy and hopefully will coalesce into action that will make America a better place to live.

  14. Sue J says:

    Just another reason that Obama will go down worse than Carter. Obama has no clue how to run a country, he has driven us down the path of another double dip.

    1. Dan Determan says:

      exactly now that is worth of a protest…

  15. tbone says:

    I am 44 years old and can not recall when any protest ever changed a thing in this country. People cant change anything by protesting, the powers that be, will do anything they want to do, and we have no say in the matter

    1. Reasonable says:

      women’s right to vote? equal rights movement? prohibition?

      T-Bone, come on man, you can’t be that dense can you?

  16. granny says:

    How much is Daddy Soros paying these guys?? Leave it to minneDopa to “monkey see, monkey do” mentality! Go back to your communes!! And Teachers Protesting?? With the pay and Job Benefits they get?? Pot calling the kettle black much??!!

    1. Jesse B says:

      This isn’t a big cry baby Tea Party rally. I have been out there protesting and I am pretty successful and probably make more than you and your next three relatives! Yeah, you’re probably thinking why would someone who makes a decent living support a bunch of dope smoking, cry baby, hippies? Well, I’ll tell you why! I’m out there protesting Socialism!!! If you had more than 1/2 a functioning brain cell you’d be out there protesting too. I thought all you rugged, self-reliant, never been unemployed, don’t need no stinking food safety regulation, don’t need no stinking corporate regulations, Tea Baggers hated socialism?? Well apparently, you all are pretty cool with corporate socialism and what it has done to this country. Did you know that over the last 3 years we have given the “Banks” 16 Trillion of our tax dollars? Did you also know that this money didn’t do anything to increase liquidy in the market or get loaned to businesses? Did you also know that that was MY money? That was YOUR money (I am assuming you pay taxes). Well, Jon… that’s what this movement is all about. Its about actual Americans saying F%$k This! We aren’t going to stand for this anymore. This isn’t about saving the whales, or saving the trees or any other pet issue you could think of! You can listen to your right wing propaganda media outlets and let them do the thinking for you, its the same with the left wing media (they are all BS propaganda outlets) This country has been ruined because of corporate socialism and complacency of the citizens in this country who let it happen by not participating in our Democracy. So Mr. Tea Party nobody, take your talking points which have been spoon fed to you from your Tea Party masters and sit there behind your computers keyboard. We don’t need citizens like you, you bring nothing to the table. I know it must be pretty hard to actually form your own opinions using research and investigation and by participating in the democratic process as its much easier when Rush, Glenn, FOX News or the Grifter tells you how to think and react.

      Have fun when all your rights have been completely stripped from you because you figured these Republicons or Democrats actually worked for you or your interests!

    2. Jesse B says:

      Granny,

      You said “How much is daddy Soros paying these guys??”

      Another ignorant poster, keep listening to FOX if it makes you feel better but just know that you are being fed propaganda from a guy (Rupert Murdoch) who became a US citizen just so he could start FOX News in 1997. The parent company of your favorite news channel News Corp has a majority shareholder Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal who funds terrorists who kill Americans.

      These are the people spoon feeding you your drivel.

      Enjoy!

  17. Don Holzschuh says:

    After visiting the site yesterday. And viewing the people all I can say is “DUH”.
    What a waste. If this is news and if this is it. Again the media is trying make something bigger than what it is,

  18. Bill Clinton says:

    I went and observed the “protesters” yesterday. Most explained to me that they are Marxists and or Socialists. Historically those forms of economy and governance require that large numbers of citizens must die. I think I will pass on supporting their view of a collective future.

  19. dapp77 says:

    it’s nice to see that Minnesota nice is alive and well .

    1. Nice says:

      Get lost… Minnesota nice as been taken advantage of to the point we now spend twice as much n welfare as Colorado.

      No more Mr NiceGuy

  20. snowman says:

    Wall Street nedss to be dismantled piece by piece!
    anarchy forever!

  21. remmit says:

    I graduated from North High and have a very good job… Thank you very much “KEEP IT REAL” for your intelligent comment.

  22. RIII says:

    Everyone wants a better life, some are willing to work for it and some just want to take from the people that earned it. If you want a “socio-political and economic alternative that offers greater possibility of equality” move to Cuba.

  23. Citizen says:

    An excerpt from a comment by a reader of the New York Times:
    “…what they are doing is protesting the transfer of wealth and political power from the middle-class to a tiny elite that has made life for the average American ever more precarious. That trend continues with the shrieking of the corporate-sponsored Tea Party – originally an astro turf “movement” that has since been taken over by the far right – and efforts of the corporate conservatives, led by Cantor, Boehner and McConnell, to “starve the beast” – I.e., cut e budget to the point that the programs that sustained the middle-class and protected our infrastructure are impossible to fund.

    The Republicans have been wreckers feeding in ignorance, ear and hatred – and the kids have gotten the message. They don’t want to be slaves on corporate plantations – they want futures, They are articulating the problem in their own unique way, through the perspective of those just out of college, but the problems, as they recognize, are systemic. Wall Street is a guilty party, but also a potent symbol of what has happened to America….

    These blogs amply demonstrate that there are people out there who are angry, articulate and experienced. Our message to the kids of Occupy Wall Street should be “How can we help?” The media needs to get on board, not be suckered into repeating the Republican talking point that the kids are unfocussed and flakey. They are not unfocussed. We have been unfocussed. We need to unite to save, not merely the middle-class but, in a very real sense, our own lives.”

    A great comment deserving of passing on….

    1. sid says:

      A once great source of information that has turned into a leftwing rag. Unfortunate.

    2. lance says:

      Sorry Citizen, I have to agree with sid. The Greylady is going down. Their financial situation is bleak, readership down, ad revenue terrible. One could blame this on internet news but I prefer to blame it on an informed public that is tired of the recent shoddy reporting, plagiarism by some reporters, ad scandals (moveon.org), left wing agenda, and lets not forget leftwing bomb throwers like Herbert, Krugman, and Dowd.

      1. Citizen says:

        @lance & sid. I could care less about the NY Times or any other mainstream media site. ‘CCO is …. well, we all know what it is. I find the readers’ comments to be more informed, interesting, and well written than many of the articles in the mainstream media. And often contain more information. You will note my above post credits a reader of the newspaper, not an article.

        1. lance says:

          I know but the NY Times probably writes those comments.

  24. Maya says:

    To clarify, no tents were used on Friday night as stated in this article. We braved the wind and chance of rain without tents because the police wouldn’t allow us to!

  25. Steve says:

    I’m so happy republicans and conservatives are a dying breed.

    1. lance says:

      you must have been in that chance of rain all night and are punch drunk.

    2. Jon Mellberg says:

      Were you in a coma during the last national elections? The polling data suggests the same for next year. You’re confusing wishful thinking with reality. I think 2012 is going to be a cold, wet, slap in the face for about half the country who have been deluding themselves to think people still want what they’re offering. We’ll see what you have to say on the first Wednesday morning of next November.

    3. Cheech says:

      Smoking a little weed there Steve? Nice to see the hippies have a movement. Good thing it was at a mall, got the munchies something awful.

    4. Steve says:

      Typical republicans. So angry, resorting to name calling, anyone who’s a Democrat must be a hippie drug addict. Same old same old…

      We’ll be just fine in 2012 and beyond.

      1. Jesse B says:

        I know, I have been tearing them new ones all evening and not one has anything intelligent to say back. Thy are all brainwashed sheep who only have one rebuttal. George Soros.

        That cracks me up.

  26. Jen says:

    Please people, watch Inside Job and you’ll get a clear picture on what has brought us to this point. Our presidents have full-knowingly brought the very people responsible for our economic downturn into their offices to continue their greedy trends. Meanwhile banking executives get millions and millions in bonuses every year with no responsibility for their debt.

    Ranting on a blog or at a government building….it’s not enough. One day, every country will be called America.

  27. Getalife says:

    Hey everyone, loser convention at the Nicollet Mall.

    300 losers and growing….

    Oh, and a few union teacher goons.

    1. Jesse B says:

      I didn’t know the Tea Baggers were having a rally at the Nicollet mall today? Why would a bunch of union teachers attend a rally with a bunch of anti-intellectual nutjobs?

      So Getalife, have you already made your way there? Did you get a ride there on one of David or Charles Koch’s busses? I sure hope you got to show off your tri-corner hat and FOX approved talking points.

      And the dumbing down of America continues.

  28. Dave says:

    This movement has a lot of traction. 10 more people just showed up. Oh wait, they went to Hooters.

    Sorry.

  29. See BS says:

    “Corporations aren’t people?” Isn’t that like saying Teachers Unions aren’t people either?

    “Class Warfare” is a Pillar of Nazism, and the Weimer Republic made it a crime after the Nazis fell.

  30. Jacky Cha says:

    Great movement. I just hope that it does not get CO-OPTED by the Left or Right.

    IT is the FED that is the problem. Clean that place up first.

    Lets get the money back to the people, then the people will buy, and TRICKLE UP this economy.

  31. Jesse B says:

    According to most tea-dunkers, we are all supposed to be rugged individualists in America – strong, proud, self-reliant types. Although allegedly we Americans are always willing to help others, we really don’t need any help ourselves. We are strong, self confident characters, armed with the drive to succeed, blessed with innate good sense and a foundation of good, christian morals, and that’s all we need to git along. We work hard, and sure as heck we don’t need no meddling Government doing things we can do for ourselves.

    Well you know there’s absolutely nothing wrong with self-reliance – but speaking for myself, I know my limits. I’m pretty good at things I do well, and I try to productively occupy my waking hours with these things, and with my family. Then there’s the mountain of stuff that I think I could and know I should do, but I also know I simply don’t have the time, and although I often feel the guilt of the lazy about this, well there really are only so many hours in a lifetime. I would like to help people less fortunate than me more, but there are so many, and I am just one, and again – how can I do this and support a family and still have time to sleep… again the guilt….

    And then there are the mountain ranges of important, worthwhile activities that that I either suck at – or that I simply know nothing about. I don’t know how to build a dam, or a road, or a bridge, or an electric grid. I can’t teach french, or computer chip design, or art history, or anything much out of my field. And I’m too old to fight a fire, or a war. I EXPECT my government to do these things for me, and since I recognize the value of these things to society, I am willing to pay my government to do it.

    WHAT, on EARTH, is your problem with that, Tea-baggers?

    1. Ha! says:

      Wow. I think I dated someone like you in college. If this is you, I married well and am happy to have left your lazy, wannabe crazy arse! You keep that pocket wide open while the rest of us fill it up.

      1. Jesse B says:

        Why would I keep my pocket open? I do quite well with the company I that I started 15 years ago on my own.

        You must have mistaken me for some idiot you seemed to be attracted to at one point, I am so glad I don’t know you or assosciate with your crowd. You are a mental midget who happened to date a loser and marry a moron.

        1. Ha! says:

          Shall we compare net worths or do you want to go straight to the groinal region. You twit! Full of tepid air and high only on yourself. Read your junk again, all of it, and tell me that you are not the epitomy of a nonsensical twit.

  32. Mr D says:

    While the poor have not’s plan their strategy on how to take down the rich, I stock up on more ammo. If they want a class war they will get one.

  33. Kathy says:

    These are a short few words for a cause that is really supported by the greatest majority of people. Street talk speaks to the disgust and intolerance of great immorality in government and industry since they became one in the same.

    In support of each other, they worked against the one and only foundation. Neither can exist without the support of a greater interest, “We the People.”

    This message doesn’t need a protest. Wall Streets’ CEO’s are scrambling for answers, but like our current political influences… there is no future.

    It’s a waiting game at this point. Both systems drove the spikes into their own cross. Who goes down first is the question.

    The potential to rebuild can be a blessing, I have no doubt. I still believe in people. The talent abused and denied is a second chance in life.

  34. Cryos says:

    Bunch of useful idiots being used as a distraction from the Obama scandals like Solyndra, Fast and Furious and Lightsquared. The majority are a bunch of grungy kids who think they should be handed everything in life.

    Take a shower, shave, get a haircut and try doing something productive instead of whining about how someone else has more than you. Maybe they EARNED IT?

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