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An Occupy Oakland protester has admitted to MSNBC resident socialist Lawrence O’Donnell that the protesters initiated the violence by assaulting the cops with paint balls, bottles, and rocks before the police responded with rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades.

“Ah .. um .. I think that the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and .. ah .. flash grenades are a completely .. ah .. inappropriate response to bottles being thrown at police officers who are in full riot gear.”—Tasha Casini, Oakland protester

Although many Americans would side with the Occupy Wall Street protesters against crony capitalists and the Federal bailouts of financial institutions and the automobile industry, the protesters are looking more and more like they belong to a “workers of the world unite” movement than a Wall Street reform movement.

With the backing of labor unions and several Hollywood personalities, the call now appears to be for a revolution to overthrow the nation’s existing economic and political system.  

I.M. Kane

(H-T Chuck on the Right Side)


Occupy Oakland Protester admits bottles were thrown at Police BEFORE police responded 1:19 Video

 

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NEW WORD

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is always adding new words to reflect the changes in language and culture. Earlier this month, another new word and definition was added to its updated print edition and online version.

(H-T Clive)

Ineptocracy (in-ep-tŏk’-rə-cē)

n. pl. ineptocracies

  1. A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

NOTE:  This post is tongue and cheek. The word doesn’t really exist in Webster’s dictionary; however, it does exist in an online dictionary of slang, which I included in the link with the post.

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