When I saw this picture, the first thing that caught my eye was the thug with the keffiyah, the symbol of support for the Palestinian savages. Once again, we see evidence of the link between the Hard Left and Islam.
Photo: Occupy Oakland; note the icon of jihad, the keffiyah (hat tip Drudge)
America is now on fire. Over 3,000 people have been arrested in these violent OWS protests. We now resemble Greece, as we witness the same type of horrific photos we have seen coming from the bankrupt European nation in the last year or so. Remember that what happens in Europe eventually comes to America.
Read from Atlas Shrugs
Obama-Endorsed Occupy protests degenerate into violence and chaos
"The occupy movements are the fuse of a low-grade civil war. That Obama endorses them is not news -- this is who he is, as evidenced in my book, The Post American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America.
No, what irks me are the poll numbers on these destroyers. More than twice as many New Yorkers support the Occupy Wall Street movement as support the Tea Party. 44% of New York State voters describe themselves as OWS supporters, and only 21% say that they support the Tea Party. This is a function of a criminally negligent mainstream press that has openly declared war on capitalism, individualism and personal responsibility. The rapes, thievery, sexual assaults, antisemitism, communism, anarchy, etc., have all been whitewashed from the daily glowing reports coming from the mainstream media, juxtaposed to the media's public relations campaign of complete destruction waged against the decent, patriotic, good folks of the American tea party.
Mainstream media is voluntary state-run press, and this is our biggest hurdle for 2012. I describe a strategy to dive-bomb over the media onslaught, the biggest weapon the enemy has in its arsenal, in my latest book here.
Peaceful Occupy protests degenerate into chaos My Way (hat tip van)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - 'A day of demonstrations in Oakland that began as a significant step toward expanding the political and economic influence of the Occupy Wall Street movement, ended with police in riot gear arresting dozens of protesters who had marched through downtown to break into a vacant building, shattering windows, spraying graffiti and setting fires along the way.
"We go from having a peaceful movement to now just chaos," said protester Monique Agnew, 40.
The far-flung movement of protesters challenging the world's economic systems and distribution of wealth has gained momentum in recent weeks, capturing the world's attention by shutting down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports toward the end of a daylong "general strike" that prompted solidarity rallies across the U.S.
About 3,000 people converged on the Port of Oakland, the nation's fifth-busiest harbor, in a nearly five-hour protest Wednesday, swarming the area and blocking exits and streets with illegally parked vehicles and hastily-erected, chain-link fences.
Port officials said they were forced to cease maritime operations, citing concerns for workers' safety. They said in a statement they hope to resume operations Thursday "and that Port workers will be allowed to get to their jobs without incident. Continued missed shifts represent economic hardship for maritime workers, truckers, and their families, as well as lost jobs and lost tax revenue for our region."
Supporters in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and elsewhere staged smaller-scale demonstrations; each group saying its protest was a show of support for the Oakland movement, which became a rallying point when an Iraq War veteran was seriously injured in a clash with police last week.
The larger Occupy movement has yet to coalesce into an organized association and until the port shut down had largely been limited scattershot marches, rallies and tent encampments since it began in September.
Organizers in Oakland had viewed the day as a significant victory. Police said that about 7,000 people participated in demonstrations throughout the day that were peaceful except for a few incidents of vandalism.
One of the protest leaders, Boots Riley, touted the day as a success, saying "we put together an ideological principle that the mainstream media wouldn't talk about two months ago."
His comments came before a group of demonstrators moved to break into the Travelers Aid building in order to, as some shouting protesters put it, "reclaim the building for the people."
Riley, whose anti-capitalist views are well-documented, considered the port shut down particularly significant for organizers who targeted it in an effort to stop the "flow of capital." The port sends goods primarily to Asia, including wine as well as rice, fruits and nuts, and handles imported electronics, apparel and manufacturing equipment, mostly from Asia, as well as cars and parts from Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai. An accounting of the financial toll from the shutdown was not immediately available.'"
New Yorkers may be in love with OWS, but the rest of the nation is not:
Poll: Favorable Rating of Occupy Wall Street Protests Plummets to 30%…
Did you know that OWS is most popular with high income groups?
Poll: Occupy Wall Street Least Popular Among Lower Income Groups, Highest Among Top Earners