Mayor: ‘Occupy’ Protesters Putting Atlanta on ‘Path to Escalation’

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Atlanta’s mayor is ready to put an end to the “Occupy” protests.

Amid rising costs to keep law enforcement present in and around Woodruff Park, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has urged an end to the “Occupy Atlanta” movement, a demonstration that began more than three weeks ago in response to “Occupy Wall Street.”

In a press conference Monday, Reed cited the additional $100,000 in beefed-up police presence for Saturday alone, as officers worked overtime in 12-hour shifts to ensure safety for the protesters — the same protesters he connected to a hip-hop concert in the park that same day. Reed called the behavior of some of the “Occupy Atlanta” the kind of actions that “puts them on a path to escalation,” he said.

“It drains important police resources from people who pay taxes in the city of Atlanta,” Reed said.

Some community leaders in support of “Occupy Atlanta,” however, are against the mayor’s stance.

“I’m very disappointed about his position,” State Sen. Vincent Fort told CBS Atlanta. “I think it’s unfortunate and wrong.”

Since Reed’s press conference Monday, the number of people demonstrating at Woodruff Park has increased significantly, Fort said.

Several hundred protesters took part in the demonstration when Fort was there Monday night. Fort told CBS Atlanta that he was proud to support “Occupy Atlanta,” continuing to liken it to the civil rights demonstrations.

Shortly after Reed’s stance against the future of “Occupy Atlanta,” the group released a statement, saying that it stands firmly in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” and the other protests worldwide.

“The corruption of our political system by modern-day robber barons is the real clear and present danger,” the group said in a statement. “People are literally dying in the streets while the Mayor’s primary concern seems to be trying to end our attempt to shine a light on these problems.”

Though it isn’t clear what the immediate future is for “Occupy Atlanta” in the wake of Reed saying the movement is draining taxpayer money, Fort believes the protests aren’t likely to go away.

“If he wants to be like Bull Connor, then so be it,” Fort said.

“Occupy Atlanta” officials are expected to hold a press conference this afternoon. Emails sent by CBS Atlanta to “Occupy Atlanta” officials were not immediately returned.

The mayor’s office said it was going to release data related to Reed’s stance, but no data has been released to this point.

  • mobildata

    Keep up the good work! Drain their resources dry. Government in the United States hasn’t served the People in a long time. Today it only serves the interests of corporations that pay to put their boys in Office. Meanwhile, the TSA sets up unconstitutional internal checkpoints in Tennesee and treats every peace loving American as if guilty until proven innocent. We’ve had enough already!

    • Joel

      Yeah, let’s ‘drain their resources’ – odd, I thought this movement wasn’t an anarchist far left anti us/authority protest and solely about the ‘99%’. What a load.

      At least you guys are finally showing your true colors. Keep up the ‘good work’ – I can’t keep track of all the jobs you have created with this ‘brave’ movement ‘for the people’.

      • mobildata

        Its about aboloish the privaly owned Federal Reserve Bank corporation. The creation of the Federal Reserve radically changed the character of government in the United States. Prior to the private Federal Reserve it was the the primary functino of our Federal government to protect the natural Human Rights of teh People. Since then, its governments primary function to extract ever increasing amounts of wealth and productivity in ordder to service a perpual ever-increasing debt.

      • Raynor

        @mobildata “it was the primary functino of our Federal government to protect the natural Human Rights of teh People”

        That is a lie! First off, our natural rights come from God, and all governments will eventually fail in protecting their own versions of “rights”. Secondly, and because of the first point, our rights are guaranteed in the CONSTITUTION, not the government which the Constitution creates!

        “It’s governments primary function to extract ever-increasing amounts of wealth and productivity”

        That isn’t government’s role, either! Did you not JUST get done telling us in broken english that government was supposed to “protect rights”? The truth is, It is our governments duty to safeguard us from threats, foreign and domestic, equip only those roles necessary to this effort (spelled out in the Constitution) and NOTHING MORE!

        These protesters are only good for molesting themselves, handing out drugs, swearing at and attacking the police sent to protect them, and sucking like leeches off government welfare.

      • mobildata

        @Raynor get a grip dude maybe you should read again what I said, more slowly next time taking particular note that I used the word “protect” not “create” Sorry ’bout the typos. I shall take this opportunity to post it again this time typing more slowly:

        Its about “abolish the privaly owned Federal Reserve Bank corporation!”

        The creation of the Federal Reserve radically changed the character of government in the United States. Prior to the private Federal Reserve it was the the primary function of our Federal government to protect the natural Human Rights of the People. Since then, its governments primary function to extract ever increasing amounts of wealth and productivity in ordder to service a perpual ever-increasing debt.

      • Antonio Binggot Talisic

        They never represented 99% , just the 5 % that feel entitled to mooch of the working people

    • Phid

      “‘Today it only serves the interests of corporations that pay to put their boys in Office.”

      Let’s look at your statement for a moment. What kind of computer are you using? One made by a corporation? If so, then your initial statement is disproven, since corporations are serving the interests of you, mobildata.

      • mobildata

        Gee that all sounds so swell… but only if I pretend that government and corporate power do not collude. Beginning with the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank corporation that lends money to govt and thereby obligates govt to extract wealth and productivity from its population in ever increasing sums.

        That was an essential change in the character of govt. that ended Freedom as it was established by by the Founders. No, by defintion government does not serve the people and has not for nearly 100 years.

        The result is what we have all around us in the world today.

        Kudos to the protestors I implore you all fight for Freedom! Don’t be misled back into more of the same that brought you there in the first place!

    • mobildatafighter


      • walteregoe

        You’ll hafta do better than that.

        CBS is censoring comments on this website.

    • godhelpus

      All the media have gotten some money from the stimulus and bailout schemes and are deep in doo doo with the government crooks.
      The Federal , State and Local public “Servants” have been bought off by the Banks and NWO and gladly follow orders from the evil Elite illumanati. People don’t be physically violent with these crazy slave masters cause they gonna hurt you. Go home clean up and get ready for the train rides to the FEMA camps. It’s gonna get nasty any way you approach all these bull headed criminal entities.

      • mobildata

        I wonder how much of the money Bush and Obama robbed from us went to CBS?

      • Antonio Binggot Talisic

        I think Barney Frank was the crook in chief. Talk about addicted to the trough

    • Black Sabbath

      mobildata, you moron! The resources you’re draining ARE PAID FOR BY THE 99%!
      When are you stupid Leftists going to wake up to reality?

      • mobildata

        Eliminate the foreign owned Federal Reserve Bank corporation and there would be no 99% and no protest.

      • Dave

        Don’t hold your breath. It’s been 40 years since we saw this miscreants the last time and they bred and passed on their lunacy and post LSD brain damage to their children and grandchildren.

      • mobildata

        You know this first-hand, Dave?

    • Sgt. Schultz

      yeah, good point…exactly how many jobs have these morons created?

      Other than for themselves selling drugs, and overtime pay for police to come out and keep an eye on them.

      This is an organized distraction, straight from the White House.

      • Shadowfax

        Let them protest! Let the Tea Party protest! You can sit home but if somebody doesn’t stand up for America we will all be eating Chinese food and remembering how thing use to be.

    • lynda

      Money donated to protesters by SEIU, Nat’l Socialist of America,, invest in the very banks they protest by making deposits into banks. Why don’t these “caring” idiots just hand out the money amongst themselves? Well, it is because they are greedy. These people are useful idiots to the Socialists, marxists, anarchists.
      I hope every single mayor across America grows some balls and kick these lemmings off a cliff.
      So far though NYC and Philly Mayors coddle the protesters rights while the taxpaying citizens foot the bill to protect these idiots.

    • Dudeseldorf

      mobildata is not a leftist, morons. Mobildata is arguing for strict interpretation of the constitution and arguing AGAINST the redistribution of risk that the current fractional reserve banking system has created. He’s advocating a free market with no special treatment for bankers, a market where a banker doesn’t hedge his losses on the backs of the American people. mobildata is arguing against a system that undermines our Republic by allowing a private cartel of bankers (The Federal Reserve) to continue taxation without representation in the form of the “invisible tax”, inflation.

      You can argue with mobildata on his/her points, but you can’t just plug your ears and close your eyes and yell “commie” hoping the truth will go away. Yes the movement is being co-opted by the left in the same way that the Tea Party was co-opted by the Republican establishment, but that doesn’t mean that real people aren’t out there with real complains and real ideas. Don’t shut of your brains just because the media is telling you these are stinky, hippy, commies with no goals down there protesting. Read between the lines, don’t get pulled in by disinformation.

      • Kevin Pearson

        Let;s see. Must of the Republican Establishment has not warmed up to the Tea Party. John McCain faced opposition in the primaries from a Tea Party supported candidate. Bob Bennet was part of the Republican establishment, The Establighment was not support of Sharon Engel or Christine O’Donnell nor Rand Paul. Rand and Marco Rubio won IN SPITE of Republican Establishment opposition.

        That’s why the media is able to convince people that the Tea Parties have lost influence BECAUSE the establishment is ignore them again like they did 2 years ago. Media are trying to say that the Tea Party is losing influence because they are not raising much money for re-election, but they didn’t need much money to be elected in the first place.

      • Tdog

        You aare a fool. the Tea Patry is not being co-opted by the Publicans. The Tea Party will vote their sorry arses out as well if they don’t cut spending, enforce the laws as written, seal the borders, and adhere to the Constitution. Look at the “protesters” they are a bunch of sheeple…..useless tools to give the MSM something to distract the real 99% from the thievery occurring by this administration and it’s cohorts in crime. These “protesters” support socialism/communism and are stinking parasites. Hopefully we’ll get an early freeze.

      • George Burdell

        The Republican establishment is desperately trying to co-opt the Tea Party, but instead the Tea Party is reforming and taking over the Republican party. It’s going to take a little more time, though. 2010 was just the beginning. More big government RINOs are leaving in 2012.

    • RHO

      The NY protesters are opening bank accounts, filing tax paperwork, fighting over money. They will probably appoint a CEO and a Board of Directors soon. They are exactly what they are demonstrating against, greedy jerks. Wave some money in their face and watch them kill each other to get it.

    • USNVet

      Mobildata I see that you are anti-corperation. What is your view on Unions?

  • SpySmasher

    How DARE they enforce the law!

    • mobildata

      “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”

      Is that the law you’re talking about?

      • Larry Killen

        On their own property and at their own expense.

      • Larry Killen

        Can all the protesters carry guns as part of the “un”alienable rights?

      • Nate

        Ever heard of time/place/manner restrictions? No? Because THAT’S the law.

      • Kevin Pearson

        Assuming that you can read – which is doubtful – the only rights stated in the Declaration of Independence that are granted by the Creator as “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” The right to peaceably assemble are in the First Amendment the Constitution, which means that they are granted by the Government, not the Creator.

        Since you are such the legal scholar, it may be a surprise to you to learn (l;earn? That’s a laugh, like I liberal would have the mental capacity to learn anything) that the :”freedom of speech” DOES NOT include the freedom to yell “FIRE!!!” in a crowded theater.

        And the caveat of human rights is this: Every time that someone exercises their “human rights”, they infringe on someone else’s human rights. The freedom of Speech is irrelevant if everyone is speaking at the same time. Human rights should be treated as if they are gold,but the Left act as if they are manure.

      • Johnf

        Ok .. remove all the police then. If they want to occupy, let them occupy. Let them live in their filth and waste. No government support at all. If they need security, let them pay for it like ALL OTHER GROUPS DO. If someone gets hurt, they can call 911 and wait for a cop or ambulance to eventually show up.


      • Tim Holt

        Yes, that is the law. Now show me where it says these demonstrators have the right to break the law? Every one of the occupy properties either has a curfew or laws stating that you can’t sleep on public property. They can peacefully protest daily from opening to close and then the pukes have to go home. Let’s hear the liberal bilge on why you don’t have to follow the law?

      • JC

        You left out the part where the Constitution protects defecating on police cars. Surely its in there somewhere, right? Actually, it is ironic to see a leftie quoting the constitution since your Dear Leader is doing everything in His power to destroy it.

      • Patricia Parke

        Sorry, mobildata, but constitutional rights are not absolute. The US Supreme Court has ruled that the government may place time and place restrictions on “free speech”. That is why it is constitutional to require permits for marches and the use of public parks.

      • WeHeardYou

        Yes, that’s precisely the law .Could you explain to us how freedom of speech or assembly equates to camping out indefinitely on shared public land and taking away other’s freedom to use parks, local business..not to mention peace from neighbors? When will the dis-assembly be? Not until they get their way? Isn’t that what elections are for?
        America heard their message, time to go home and vote in the next election.
        OWS is on the verge of becoming the “neighbor who wouldn’t leave”, “the guy who keeps hounding the uninterested girl”, etc. Why are they so right that they get to infringe on others? Why are they so right that they feel they will just stay until they force change on everyone else without fair process? What about those people’s rights?
        Again, we heard you. Organize, put together people running for office, be constructive. If OWS was as popular and as resonating as they think they are, there would have been many other marches..versus thousands. These thousands are not going to force us all to bend to their ideology by “occupying” our land. This is a democracy. We heard them..many agree..but they have turned the corner and are souring people to the message by acting like spoiled children who won’t budge until they get their way, and not respecting the rights of others in a democratic society.

      • mobildata

        @PATRICIA PARKE- The SCOTUS also once ruled that black people are not human did that make it so? When SCOTUS rules that you and I need to be marched into a gas chamber will you go first?

        Our Natural Human Rights identified in the Declaration Of Independance and given substance by the Constitution Of The United States Of America, the supreme law of the land are INVIOLABLE!

        Our unalienable Human Rights come from the Creator. They are indeed Absolute! It doesn’t get any more absolute than that.

      • mobildata

        @WEHEARDYOU: When you can find in the first Amendment where it places geographic and time limits on the Peoples “unabridged” Right to “Peacably Assemble,” I will be happy to discuss those limits.

      • mobildata

        @Tim Holt: A legality such as a Civil or Penal Code is not lawful when it stands in violation of the Constitution Of The United States Of America.

        A genuine Peace Officer should understand that it is his sworn duty to uphold and defend the unalieable Human Rights of those protestors. No matter how many City bureaucrats and politicians are discomfitted by the sight the Peace Officers’ duty is not to them.

        A Peace Officers ultimate duty is to the People and the protection of their unalienable rights as declared by the supreme law of the land.

      • mobildata

        One more thought… I certainly don’t envy the sworn officers who will, now inevitably, find themselves faced with the choice between acting as nothing more than fascist enforcers or to remain true to the oaths you swore to uphold and defend the Constitution.

        Some of you have no conscience. God bless you, the rest.

      • cowboyfan091971

        i think they were talking about the peaceably assemble part. stoop.

      • Pensieve

        Read it again – Congress shall MAKE NO LAW – is that what YOU’RE talking about? Is the mayor asking Congres to “make a law”? We have all sorts of laws that have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court regulating aspects of free speech. You can’t slander a person – that’s a law that “regulates free speech.” In many states, you have to stand a certain amount of feet away from abortion mills when you want to hold signs, pass out pamphlets, or talk to women. That “regulates free speech.” In some areas, you cannot picket in front of a person’s house – for instance, to protest a judge, an abortionist, etc.

        When there are security issues, it is legal for the police to move you to a place that they feel is safer for your protest. There are many regulations about free speech, so get a clue.

        Interestingly, here in Florida, the town parks wanted to put a hefty fee on having a Tea Party demonstration for cleanup and police presence. You know, for those nice people who speak respectfully and clean up after themselves. Don’t remember you championing their freedom of speech at that time.

        You could care less about the people who have to pony up so you can have your fun. Why aren’t you guys digging deep into your pockets to pay for the police presence and clean up your junket is requiring?

      • MorganGray

        Yup. That’s the one.
        That’s the one which Congress chose to violate when they passed the F.A.C.E Act, which took away the Constitutional rights of one group of citizens to protest at a specific type of location, because the location was politically correct, and the protests were not.

        That’s the one which is regularly violated with regard to the Free Exercise Clause, when students are told they cannot exercise their religious freedoms on school grounds.

        The government selectively enforces that law all the time. You’re just peeved because it is now *YOUR* ox getting gored.

        Welcome to the other side of the coin, bubba.

      • hps

        I agree remove the police but ARM the citizens who live in the area.. I have relatives who live in the Alanta area.. they work (even when undergoing cancer treatments), pay taxes, go to church .. help others and DON’T deserve to have a lessor degree of police protection in their neighborhood.. NOR do any of the other people who are paying for such..see this IS NOT A PROTEST.. PROTESTERS go HOME at night.. THESE are SQUATTERS.. and are NOT address the GOVERNMENT with their grievances the GOVERNMENT is in D.C. they are HARASSING the public..and business owners.. Glad I don’t live in the area.. I would be out with a paint ball gun BRANDING the trash..

      • hps

        I agree remove the police but ARM the citizens who live in the area.. I have relatives who live in the Alanta area.. they work (even when undergoing cancer treatments), pay taxes, go to church .. help others and DON’T deserve to have a lessor degree of police protection in their neighborhood.. NOR do any of the other people who are paying for such..see this IS NOT A PROTEST.. PROTESTERS go HOME at night.. THESE are SQUATTERS.. and are NOT address the GOVERNMENT with their grievances the GOVERNMENT is in D.C. they are HARASSING the public..and business owners.. Glad I don’t live in the area.. I would be out with a paint ball gun BRANDING the trash..

      • MorganGray

        @mobildata, you said:

        “@WEHEARDYOU: When you can find in the first Amendment where it places geographic and time limits on the Peoples “unabridged” Right to “Peacably Assemble,” I will be happy to discuss those limits.

        Look Up the F.A.C.E. Act. It isn’t in the First Amendment, but Congress placed a geographic limit on speech and assembly — politically incorrect speech and assembly.

      • InigoMontoya

        mobildata… you keep using the word peaceably… I do not think it means what you think it means

    • Freedom Fighter

      Don’t blame the polititions they’re just corporate employees doing what there bosses tell them to do. It’s time we the people take our country back from big business that have run this country into the ground with their neverending greed

      • not sure

        Don’t you have a spell checker? Nor a fact checker either as it seems. Illiteracy, ignorance and bad grammar, that’s just a perfect way to get your message across.

  • Jim Gallagher

    Found this public service announcement; it’s seems to be a guaranteed way to send them running back to their basements…

    • Kevin Pearson

      I have a better idea. Do what they did to Noriega who was “occupying” some foreign embassy. Fight fire with fire, use our own Human Rights to combat their Human rights. Set up boomboxes all around the “Occupied” zones in all the location throughout the country, and using the human right of freedom of expression, play Hank Williams Jr, at full blast.

      That’ll make ;em scatter like the rats that they are.

    • Notasocialist

      Your awesome.

  • Stopgovtwaste

    Of course State Senator Fort would not find it a problem to drain the tax payers money. He is ignorant of the fact that the city is in financial difficulties. I do not have any hope that he will ever understand simple economics.

  • Hank Warren

    Endless bailouts, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  • lanny davis

    A Chicken in Every Pothead!

  • mobildata

    Comments about the nature of our economic system are being censured on this website.

  • Sau Sage Fingerz

    sounds like someone’s spoiling for a fight!? I support those who stand in support of Freedom of Speech…as opposed to the politicians who view public dissent as a threat to their power. You are not being very patriotic Kasim.

  • rip300rog

    Yet another Democrat Mayor has seen the light. Time to flush these lawbreakers from our parks and into the sewers where they belong.

    • Sau Sage Fingerz

      Practicing Free Speech and Freedom of Assembly is now “lawbreaking”? I suggest you pick up a copy of the Bill of Rights and educate yourself..oh, and your red neck is showing.

      • Brad

        mobildata, you believe the 1st amendment is absolute? Do you also believe the 2nd amendment is absolute? Oh, you don’t? You mean you cherry pick the Constitution? You only like the cute parts you agree with? Wow, ya don’t say…

      • Pensieve

        Okay, you hide behind your sweeping generalization “free speech and assembly.” Let’s talk about particulars, Brad. That will be tough for you because it requires some thought. Do you SPECIFICALLY mean you think the Constitution gives you the right to take over a park, become a weeks-long nuisance to the local citizens, and run up the taxpayers’ bills for added police enforcement, cleanup, etc., to your heart’s content?

        Do you believe “freedom of speech” allows you to sing and bang a drum near enough to residents to keep them awake all night?

        Do you feel “free speech” entitles you to taxpayer supplied and maintained port-a-potties?

        Specifically, Brad – are ANY regulations pertaining to free speech and assembly acceptable? Should abortion protesters be able to go right up to a woman approaching a clinic, or should they be made to stand behind a line as the Supreme Court has ruled is legal to make them do?

        Specifically: Have you protested the “behind the line” rule for abortion opponents? If not, why not?

        I’ve been a teacher. Should I be allowed to teach third-graders in a public school that blacks are inferior? Why not? Would you fight for the right of a public schol teacher to do that? Why not?

        Should state meteorologists have been FIRED as they were because they don’t believe global warming is man-made? Have you protested their firiings, o free speech defender? If not, why not? That’s a REAL, not made up, infringement of free speech. You didn’t do a thing about it, did you? Your buddy, Al Gore, thinks that was just dandy.

        The liberal mantra: Free speech for me, but not for thee.

        So let’s talk specifics, Brad … you talk about the color of my neck – let’s see if you have any gray matter between your ears. Don’t hide behind a phrase, even a Constitutional sentence or two. Specifically address these points if you are able. I await.

      • Pensieve

        Brad, my apologies for mixing you up with a leftist jerk!

      • Devo

        that’s a racist thing to say, you racist.

      • walteregoe

        Bet he hates Bambi too.

        Ask him if he roots for Tweey or Sylvester? That’ll expose his true colors for sure!

      • hattmann

        Actually, it says freedom of speech, not freedom to be a squatter anywhere you want

      • SSFclueless

        We are familiar with the Bill of Rights, but please, do tell us how freedom of speech and assembly equates to taking control of public land indefinitely? Please show us where it OK’s to break laws and local ordinances if you think you are right? What about other people’s rights? Why are these protesters, who actually number far fewer than many other protests who don’t take over public assets, feel they get to “occupy” public land until they get their way? We eagerly await your learned interpretation of the Bill of Rights as to these points.

      • mobildata

        @SSF: “…or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

        Because the Bill of Rights says so. Apparently those who wrote the Bill Of Rights believed Peoples Human Right to have ideas and be heard by government, far outweighs governments right to shut them up.

      • HPS

        Why is it the trash suddenly remembers the CONSTITUTION when it’s in their favor?? Bet they find GOD when they are about to die to.. NOW educate yourself.. I am all for PROTESTING.. EVERY AMERICAN is .. HOWEVER.. SQUATTING/OCCUPYING is NOT PROTESTING..
        PROTEST is an expression of objection, by words or by actions, to particular events, policies or situations. take possession and control of (a place), invasion.

  • Daniel Cline

    AS history has proved time and again. We need you southern Folks to send in the police, troops and fire hoses to really get this party started. Bring it!! Please!
    your’re actions of force will only bring change faster.
    take a lesson from NY city Mayor,.. but you won’t,.. and we thank you for it really we do.
    wecolme to the beginning of real change.

    • Kevin Pearson

      Just round up the copperheads in the Hotlanta area and just release them in whatever park Occupiers are in. These city slickers will be running scared.

    • Sau Sage Fingerz

      Southern man
      Better keep your head
      Don’t forget
      What your good book said
      Southern change
      Gonna come at last
      Now your crosses
      Are burning fast
      Southern man

      • Tom

        Go smoke another bowll. Loser.

      • JohnRalph

        Herman Cain, regardless if he’s elected president is an American we can be proud of, who happens too be black.

        Mein Führer Obama is half American hillbilly gutter trash and half black African Muslim Jihadist.

      • lem

        Well I heard mister Young sing about her
        Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
        Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
        A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow

      • Pensieve

        Oooh – like, arguing with song lyrics, so cool, right? Brings me back to those good times, good times, man …

        When the moon is in the seventh house
        And Jupiter aligns with Mars,
        Then peace will guide the planets
        And Love will steer the stars.

        So true, eh? But, hey, man, like what’s with these grouchy people not wanting to foot the bill for all your fun, what’s up with that?

        As like Neil Young- and he is the man, eh? – says, don’t let it get you down, it’s only castles burning.

        Sometimes there’s nothing to do but lay down your candle in the rain and let your white bird smile up at the ones who stand and frown.

    • phil

      Mr. Cline: Southerners don’t care how you do it up North. Mayor Bloomberg allowed this situation to get out of control by not enforcing the law. (No sleeping in the public parks.) He is a Republican, NOT a Conservative. Funny how former, very successful, NY Mayor Rudy G., cleaned up the cesspool of crime in NYC…and in short order, it’s back to garbage in the streets and lawbreakers in charge,
      We thank YOU, for showing us how NOT to run a city.

    • JC

      Hey Big Dan, lookie up north, all the way to Chicago Land, the home of your tin god Obama, at what Rhambo Emmanuel s doing to your fellow Juvenile Delinquents. I’ll give you a hint- he stopped them. How does that fit into your moronic rant about the south? And are you suggesting that a black mayor with an ethnic name has somehow turned redneck? And what, pray tell, is the supposed “civil right” you idiots are fighting for? The right to drop a deuce on a sidewalk? You smear true civil rights heroes by comparing your petty grievances to the real problems they faced. Do yourself a favor and give your dad his laptop back before you further make yourself look like a fool.

      • HPS

        YES is it not funny those that are ANTI big business and corporations SUPPORT them well with their iPod and computers ..internet services AND not to mention the wall street hedge fund billionaire SORO’S who feeds them through his funding of places like MOVE ON .ORG.. CODE PINK.. etc and the UNIONS who are STEALING money from their members.. they are truly a bunch of USEFUL IDIOTS.. and REALLY BAD poets ..

    • RoBoTech

      What a joke you are, Socialist.
      Of course YOU won’t be in front when they do send in some serious headbreakers, I guarantee that, yet you call for violence?
      you are on stupid individual.

    • Dave

      Really? What CHANGE did you get in the 60’s or early 70’s that’s made a difference today IF things are so bad now?

      Idiots. Complaining just to hear your own voices. Baseless egomaniacs trying to impose your judgement on the rest of the world.

      Go away, quietly or with water cannons again, no matter.

  • Sau Sage Fingerz
  • Sau Sage Fingerz

    Mohammed Kasim Reed has been given his marching orders by the union busting puppet masters. I suppose the “occupy” movement is here to stay. Fighting it only lends more credibility to the cause.

    • SSFClueless2

      Now it’s the “cause”? LOLOLOL!! More people gather for the Macy day parade than all the OWS protests combined. My, someone is disconnected to reality.
      I know, I know…you’ve only had 6 weeks to make your point, they need more time. :-)

      • Dave

        More people go for the podunk missouri parade than the ows “protests” combined.

        This isn’t news, the media’s giving it a hundred times more credibility than it warrants.

        Like any spoiled child, ignore it and it will change.

  • ronmadden

    But Sen. Vincent Fort (D-District 39), Bull Connor was a good and loyal Democrat!

  • walteregoe

    Another comment about the Federal Reserve Bank was just cesored here by CBS

  • walteregoe

    Why is CBS censoring comments about the FED?

  • walter12

    If it is not the black and Mexican criminals and gang members in Atlanta, it is now the deadbeat and communist white protesters. I am going to stay out of Atlanta.

  • walteregoe

    Only spoonfed ideas permitted. Rail on! Call each other idiots and denegrate Freedom loving People who exercise their God-given natural Human Rights. But DO NOT say anything here about the true nature of the Federal Reserve it will be censored.

    CBS = establishment cronies

    • walteregoe

      Propagandists of the highest order.

    • walteregoe

      They must have read Chomskys book.

    • Sau Sage Fingerz

      END THE FED! educate yourself about the dangers of fractional reserve banking!

      • mobildata

        they just censored another one I tried to post.

  • walteregoe

    People are only permitted to know what the corporate media feeds you.

  • Willey

    Occupiers, stop being dupes of the Democratic Party! Turn on the politicians!

    • Sau Sage Fingerz

      The Tea Baggers would like you to believe that they play for the “other team”. Educate yourself and visit a protest. The 99% have no allegiance to ANY political party.

      • Mark

        They may not have an allegiance to the democrat party and certainly not to the republican party, but they are comprised some of and supported by:
        The Communist Party USA
        The Working Family Party (more commies and an offshoot of ACORN)
        Islamists and other anti Semites
        The Nazi Party
        David Duke
        and various other elements of the dregs of society.

        They are the lunatic fringe of society and far from any supposed 99% and you are delusional.

      • mobildata

        The lunatics are those people who keep voting for the same Republican and Democrat politicians expecting a different result but getting only increasing amounts of the same result every time.

      • mobildata

        The lunatics are those people who keep voting for the same Republican and Democrat politicians expecting a different result but getting only increasing amounts of the same result every time..

      • USNVet

        Mobildata I see that you are Anti-Corperation. What are you views on Unions?

      • Darth Lib

        follow your own advice and educate yourself. The Tea Party has no allegiance either, but you swallow what the leftwing media has spoon fed you. When is the last time you visited a Tea Party protest yourself? Probably never.

      • SouthernMan

        They have no allegiance to ANY political party

        –They also have nothing resembling a unified message. When asked most of the people attending these occupy events can’t say what they want to come of the protests. And if they can make a statement it’s usually a vague or misguided answer. The best answer is when someone is occupying wall street because they are a bunch of crooks while chanting ” Reelect Obama 2012″…..but who pays the vast majority of Obama’s campaign contributions?
        The Occupy “movement” is nothing but mental masturbation by a bunch of disillusioned freeloaders that can’t manage to get a job.

      • sothatsit

        They are putting faces on the carnage being caused by our governments ideological stalemate. They want the government to see that real peoople are really hurting. They want the governement to do their job and fix the economy. They dont care who or how its done, but the lack of action and posturing must end. That is their message.

      • libertyfirst1776

        Do the really? Involved in the solution to “fix” our economy is massively cutting back entiitlement spending, taxes and expensive government regulations (i.e. EPA). It seems like these lefties are stuck on the class-warfare argument espoused by their Progressive leader Obama. They keep telling us the problem is The Man, and The Man must be punished with higher taxes. That doesn’t sound like they are interested in a solution to me.

        Why don’t these malcontents put their energy into starting one of these evil businesses and hire their malcontent friiends to work at “living” wages with comfortable, middle-class benefits? If The Man is the problem, do it yourself, or quit complaining. If you need The Man to provide you a job, you better focus on providing an environment in which it is conducive for him to do so. Get it?

      • Devo

        Tea baggers? that’s a derogatory name to be calling people who are exercising their freedom of speech. you sound like a hypocrit to me with a warped sense of reality. Why aren’t you protesting the biggest corporate shill in America…Obama?

  • jim

    Very few black faces in those crowds so they will be gone soon.

  • Jenny Taleya

    It’s the FED that prints money out of nothing and then lends it back to the country at interest that is the only issue. END THE FED – STUPID

  • Jenny Taleya

    —->It’s the FED that prints money out of nothing and then lends it back to the country at interest that is the only issue. END THE FED – STUPID

  • David Huser

    According to the Daily Rash, Occupy Antarctica has one lone protester battling -50 temperatures in his fight against greed.

  • mobildata

    The government is there because corporations paid to put their boys in office. Giving more money to government in taxes changes nothing. The system will not change on and a lot of naive, duped people will go on with their lives making believe something was fixed.

  • Denise

    Oh, it will escalate, all right. All that’s needed for this rabble to begin the violence is a signal from their masters. Watch and see.

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