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Wow!!! NPR learns a lesson?

October 20th, 2011 No comments

 

This time around little pressure is applied to NPR from the public or elected federal officials before the firing of another rule breaker radio show host.

From Yahoo.com

A public radio host was fired on Thursday after the conservative political site The Daily Caller exposed her role as a spokeswoman for Occupy 2011, the faction of Occupy Wall Street movement occupying Washington’s Freedom Plaza.

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Nancy Pelosi Offers Her Support & BlessingsTo Occupy Wall Street Protesters

October 11th, 2011 2 comments

 

No, really. I really am one of you.

 

If I were Nancy Pelosi, I would be a little torn right now.  How does one come out in support of the Occupy Wall Street Protesters, as Pelosi recently did, and at the same time meet one’s obligations to those same banks which, according to an article in The Daily Caller,  gave your son preferential treatment as a means to forge political alliances?  Tough one.

From The Daily Caller

“Paul Pelosi, Jr., the son of Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House,  worked as a mortgage broker and sales manager at a Countrywide office in San  Mateo, California,” Morgenson and Rosner wrote in the book. “In 2007, when the company was on the  ropes and beginning a mass of layoffs, Pelosi’s name was on the list of those to  be cut. According to a former executive with knowledge of the situation,  [Countrywide CEO Angelo] Mozilo personally removed Pelosi’s name from the  list.”

According to Morgenson and Rosner, Countrywide was able to make political  alliances with people like Pelosi through favors like this.

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Well, I am sure Nancy has an explanation and will let us know shortly.   Anyway, it is good to see Nancy down and dirty with the protesters.

 

Penny for your Thawtz?

 

Shoring up the preschool vote.

 

I'd better support them! That could be my arm laying on the sidewalk!

 

Just Chilling

 

Sleeping.

 

I wish I'd brought my gavel.

 

Scrapbooking time. Anyone bring a boxcutter?

 

Okay, which one of my crazy peeps took the dump on the police car?

 

THE ONE PERCENT SPEAKS OUT!

October 7th, 2011 12 comments

 

The Morning Spew has just received these touching photo testimonies from several of the so-named One Percenters, and wanted to make sure our Spew readers were the first have access to these heartfelt personal stories. 

We invite all of our readers to submit their own stories and pictures of how they became a part of the so-called One Percent.  We will do our best to post your stories to let the world know the true stories of The One Percenters.  

Please email you submissions to tips@themorningspew.com.   Be sure to include how you would like us to credit your submission.

 

 

Unions To Join Wall Street Protesters

September 30th, 2011 1 comment

 

 

Of course, when all else fails, look for the union label.   It is so ironic that Obama, the man union power helped to elect POTUS,  has maintained an unemployment rate hovering around 9% for quite some time.   And these people have the nerve to want more money and more benefits?  They should be thankful they even have a job when so many do not.

The White House strangely silent on this issue.  Of course, Michelle Obama did go to Target the other day, so she must feel our pain.

From  Talking Points Memo

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests, now entering their third week, are poised to get a whole lot bigger than its core of 200 to 300 people, potentially even exceeding the protesters original goals of 20,000 demonstrators, thanks to recent pledges of support from some of New York City’s largest labor unions and community groups.

On Tuesday, over 700 uniformed pilots, members of the Air Line Pilots Association, took to the streets outside of Wall Street demanding better pay.

On Wednesday night, the executive board of the New York Transit Workers Union (TWU Local 100), which represents the city’s all-important train and bus workers, voted unanimously to support Occupy Wall Street. TWU Local 100 counts 38,000 active members and covers 26,000 retirees, according to its website.

The Union on Thursday used Twitter to urge members to take part in a massive march and rally on Wednesday, Oct. 5. That effort is being co-sponsored by another eight labor and community outreach organizations.

The Village Voice spoke with TWU Local 100’s spokesman Jim Gannon on Wednesday, who explained the group’s reasons for joining the protests:

“Well, actually, the protesters, it’s pretty courageous what they’re doing,” he said, “and it’s brought a new public focus in a different way to what we’ve been saying along. While Wall Street and the banks and the corporations are the ones that caused the mess that’s flowed down into the states and cities, it seems there’s no shared sacrifice. It’s the workers having to sacrifice while the wealthy get away scot-free. It’s kind of a natural alliance with the young people and the students — they’re voicing our message, why not join them? On many levels, our workers feel an affinity with the kids. They just seem to be hanging out there getting the crap beaten out of them, and maybe union support will help them out a little bit.”

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