Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Open letter to Mayor Quan of Oakland regarding Occupy Oakland

--by Mike Adams

Dear Mayor Quan,
First, I'd like to thank you for your willingness to serve as Mayor of Oakland. Being a public servant is a difficult and usually thankless job. In fact, I've been asked by several members of my community on a few occasions to run for school board. Having been assured that my chances of election are high due to the fact that I'd likely be unopposed, I declined, primarily because I've seen how our public officials are treated and it seems that I'd be volunteering to stand in the middle of several disagreeing groups of people and saying to them all, “Hey, I'm here...you may begin throwing rocks now.”
That being said, I write to you today about a troubling topic and I assure you that my intention is to avoid throwing any verbal or ontological rocks.
I write to you as a former Bay Area resident and frequent Bay Area visitor. I currently live in Los Alamos, New Mexico, but spent sixteen years of my life in the Bay Area and I love Oakland.
Today, when I came home from work, I logged into facebook and saw links to news reports, youtube videos and video news feed of Oakland police using teargas, flash bang grenades and rubber bullets against unarmed and peacefully assembled Occupy Oakland (Wall Street) protesters.
I find this deeply troubling, particularly coming from the city, which only a few years ago held a public protest against the invasion of Iraq, where the city's mayor led the procession. I find it heartbreaking and very shocking that one of the places I consider home, one of the municipalities that I have grown to admire, a place that I have been willing to point out as an example of how the rest of this troubled country should conduct the business of governance has now taken a leadership position in attacking it's citizens with force and brutality because the city's government has decided that it is time for these citizens to stop asserting their right to publicly assemble under our Nation's first amendment.
I beg you Mayor Quan to do all that you can to prevent any further violence from the police against the OWS protesters. Not everyone agrees with their message, however, they are merely exercising their first amendment guaranteed right and for that they ought not be retaliated against.
Our times are tumultuous and our people are troubled. Real unemployment hovers near 15% nationwide, our governments are burdened with a mountain of debt, there are an average of four unemployed people for every available job vacancy and many of us fear that our children's futures have been sold to multi-national corporations. Please, Mayor Quan, do not allow the citizens engaged in this effort to reclaim our children's future be treated with brutality.
Sincerely, Michael Adams

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pepper Spray, Arrests and Gay Cats: Read Me!

Taken from Guardian.co.uk:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/18/occupy-wall-street-pepper-spray-officer

Anthony Bologna, the pepper spray cop was disappointed to learn that an internal investigation into his actions concluded that he had misused his pepper spray on September 24 when he walked by a cordoned off section at the Occupy Wall Street protest and without provocation, pepper sprayed four women in the face.

The poor man will lose a whole 10 days of vacation for his actions, which seems really over the top when you consider that bank executive penalties for ruining our economy and ballooning our national debt was to receive multimillion dollar tax funded bonuses. I think it unfair that Bologna should be treated so harshly for merely causing a few women, probably feminists, some physical discomfort when the people he protects were extravagantly rewarded for the much more heinous sin of ruining millions of people's financial futures and destroying their savings. Bologna could face criminal charges but lets hope justice will prevail and he will have his vacation reinstated and receive a raise.

On a more upbeat note, Naomi Wolf was arrested for giving comfort and emotional aid to the Occupy Wall Street demonstration that had gathered to speak with NY Governor Cuomo. For some reason, Wolf decided to encourage the protesters and she even pointed out that they were illegally being prevented from using the public sidewalk near the Huffington Post event where the Governor was expected.

Unfortunately, Wolf was only handcuffed, taken into custody and incarcerated for an hour or so. She was then released, big mistake! We can all take solace in the fact that her release from jail did include a summons for "refusing a lawful order". I pray vigilantly that the NY Courts will throw the book at her (and by that I mean the old testament of course).

The sad truth is that she may only receive a fine rather than being stoned by a mob. But what else could you expect from a country which has been taken over by ultra-left-wing-nuts, like Obama, the press, and most of Holly Wood? All of whom are secretly plotting domination of our world so as to forcibly convert every human, every domesticated dog and every house cat to homosexuality. Wake up America, if you don't want to be forced into gayness, its time that you buy some tea bags, hang them from your hat and lend your voice to the fight against these Stalinist, Hitler loving fascist commies.