Occupy Movement Gets A PAC

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – The Occupy movement has decided to fight fire with fire.

Last week, John Paul Thornton of Decatur, Ala. filed to create a PAC for the Occupy Movement. “PAC” is an acronym for a political action committee, or an organization that campaigns for or against candidates, legislation, and ballot initiatives.

Thornton is an active member in the Alabama Occupy movement.  He said he came up with the idea when he was laying in bed.

“[I was] watching [The Colbert Report] and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t be nice if Occupy had a PAC,’ and … like a lightbulb, it came to me!” he told CBS Atlanta.

The money that will be raised can be used by Occupy as a whole, from branches in Huntsville, Ala. to ones in New York City or Oakland, Calif.

“This PAC is for everyone and if they want to contribute they are more than welcome,” Thornton said. “This is going to be uber-transparent down to the cent.  It will be egalitarian and democratic.”

Money will also be used for federal candidates such as Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders because of their pledges to get money out of politics.

Although starting a PAC is serious business, the application is filled with the typical whimsy of the Occupy movement.

In one section when the application asks for the address of any other connected organizations, the response is “none and everywhere.”

  • PittUSMC

    Who would they support? Obama is a Wall Street Goldman Sachs backed puppet. So is Romney.

    • Stan

      Well, they are raising money to put it into politics in an effort to… get money out of politics. I can’t see using reason to determine who they might donate to. It’s basically a front group for the Democratic Party anyway.

      • Joe Bite-me

        these occutaards have been a fraud from the start. Simply organized by O’s supporters as an army to go after Romney.

      • Kent

        I can’t speak about occupy alabama, but occupy Des Moines Ia. is extremely against showing interest in the Democtrats or the Republicans. The existing two party system is corrupt in. We are aware that both sides are merely two sides of the same (bought and paid for) coin. I myself am not against supporting someone, but like Jesse Ventura, I won’t vote for anyone in one of those two corrupt parties.

    • Kent

      OWS would not support any of your average mainstream puppets. It would have to be someone that accually wanted to make this country a better place for the people. Not for “EVIL”

    • wounded_defecator

      Neo-Conservative, useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle cl@ss.
      Which explains why the nation’s respect and admiration are with Occupy and with the Anonymous, Wikileaks and Ruckus brigades. Thank you heroes for all your fvcking service, and congrats on the Man udda Year.
      For they know, proletariat’s bad children and parasites, sic Zionist apparachik of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, will never admonish the Welfarism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A cl@ss needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement that patriots can provide. Sh!t and p!ss on, noble defecators, lest the streets flow with blood.

      • wat


  • jasperddbgghost

    Taking a wild guess on where the money will go.

    How can you donate in hemp and brownies?

    • Kent

      all the hatered comes from either complicity with our evil system, or fear of change and of the unknown.

    • NoMoreTyranny

      They should “pac” and head to Washington and protest the last election and the next. Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.


      • Todd Clemmer

        Yes he is.

      • Captain Obvious

        Are you really this dumb?

      • MM

        I really hope your little parody site is just a hobby of yours. Wait, for your sake, no I don’t. How do you find time for such stupidity?

      • Karen Donaldson

        Great link. Now I understand why the government posters don’t want this leaking out, they could be out of a job.

  • Jsmith

    These guys still aren’t serious. It’s not wimsy…it’s disrespect and an inability to learn, know, and understand.

  • Spanky Spankster

    OWS joins labor union thugs as part of the violent “enforcement” arm of the DNC.

    • Kent

      the only thing ows has in common with the general ideas of labor unions, is that both are against using blue collar people as slaves.

    • Kent

      ows absolutely does not support the Democratic party. Neither the democrats or the repulicans put average americans before money. OWS would only support a canidate that put people before money. The two major parites are not for people they are for corporations, power, money, and complicity with whatever gains themselves weath at the expense ussually of the average american.

    • JustAGuy

      Yup. But patriotic citizens have been preparing for this since Obama was elected. They should NOT begin acting-out in violence. They may get more than what they bargained for.

  • NeverSurrender

    So in order to get money out of politics they are forming a PAC to put money into politics?

    Sounds just like everything else these occupiers do. Talk out of one side of their mouth while acting out of the other.

    • Dave

      get a clue douchbag

      • dsfg

        f off Dave

      • Charles X

        Learn to spell, Dave.

  • mark howard

    Wihen will we know what the “movement” really stands for?

    We need to see their other 94 feces.

    • wat

      Nice one.
      I somehow feel that I was the one in here that got it besides you.

  • Occupy THIS

    The Colbert Report? That explains it; the spoiled OWS punks were raised on the Comedy Network.

    • Kent

      Why are you so threatened? Are you in a position to take advantage of this corrupt society that has turn average americans into slaves of the one percent. I got nothing growing up. Had to work hard for anything I wanted. Maybe that is why I am not quick to take advantage of others to gain my own wealth. I amazes me how selfish and greedy people can be. And it is really refreshing how un-selfish people in the occupy movement tend to be.

      • chamuel

        And you feel abused because you had to work hard for everything you wanted? Notice, you sads wanted, not needed.

        My advice to you is shut up and quit crying. I am sure there are many out there who work harder for what they needed than you ever have for what you wanted.

        Life is not fair, suck it up and shut up.

  • Pete

    HAHAHAA! Occupy Wall St. fought like cats and dogs when they started getting money in. Watch how these wretches attack each other over it. HAHAHAHA!

  • jncarlos007

    Soooo which millionaire politicians are they going to donate to? Any of them that “pledge” to “get the money out of politics”?
    And isn’t this kind of political influence supposed to be what the “99%” was against

    What idiots

  • Dave

    No.. the people here for big government are the ones who are nuts!!!

    Vote Ron Paul in 2012

    • Spanky Spankster

      Paul is too old.

      At age 77 STARTING a Presidency he’d be the same age Reagan was FINISHING his.

      That’s too close to the age when the odds of dementia or Alzheimer’s are between 1/3 and 1/2.

      It doesn’t matter how smart or healthy Paul is, the odds are against him.

      • Kent

        Ava girl, anyone who vote for any “mainstream candidate” are the ones wasteing their votes. Yea, they may get in office. But it is a wasted vote, BECAUSE NOTHING IMPOTANT WILL EVER CHANGE!!!!! Your not really voting. You are merely chooseing one of to people that the ones really holding the reins of power want you to choose. Their is too much money, too much complicity, and too many people that are voteing based on what some “influential idiot” tells them, for it too matter who you vote for. Unless you send a message and for for someone that would be good for the average American. Regardless of who is “mainstream” or “the most electable”. Most electable really means. the most corruptable, or the most accepted, by the behind the scenes power structure.

      • Ava Girl

        He is not going to win, Please do not waste your vote, He has already stated that he does not want it anyway. He is just in to upset the cart. Kind of like Ross Perot.

      • ronpaulisoldandyourstupid

        I guess thats why he challenged the other candidates to race him in the Texas heat in a 20 mile bike race and none of them did….

        youtube walter cronkite hillary clinton wfa

      • Mike

        Ava girl is wrong. Ron Paul will win the primaries and be the republican candidate. We’re taking over from where the votes count. The delegates. All of these numbers out there are just shams, the real vote (the delegates) hasn’t even begun yet. The revolution is taking the precincts over by storm.

        And he is not too old.

      • Liz

        Watch Ron Paul kick some @ss in the debates and you will realize that he is not too old. He’s forgotten more about economics and the constitution than Obama has ever known. He spends his free time studying economics and reading the CIA reports. That’s the kind of guy I want in the oval office, not some corporatist turd like Obama or Romney.

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  • Wang Newton

    How ironic….get the money out of politics by forming a PAC and raising….nobody with a brain ever took these fools seriously anyway….

    • Spanky Spankster

      On the contrary, they ARE deadly serious. They intend to wrestle control of the means of production from those who created it and from the free market and to give that control to the federal government, ostensibly “for The People.”

      IOW, they’re communists.

      Read their postings – you’ll see.

      • Kent

        Some of you people are so pathetically paranoid. OWS just wants freedom for everyone, not just the ones that write paychecks. or the ones that are so afriad to work for a liveing that they decide to become a politicain in this totally corrupt political game. Or the ones that go to college and work real hard at becomeing successful, so they can be a slave owner instead of a blue collar slave like myself.

      • Kent

        Mike: Most all OWS members are aware of that. We are not being totally litteral with the “1%” talking point. It is just used to get an idea accross. But you are correct about the ones in control.

        People that use commie like a bad word are un-educated. All power structures have components of different “isms” non are bad or good by themselves. They all can become bad. It would be hard to find a political system that has become as evil as the one we have now.

        OWS is just sick and tired of the corruption and willingness of people in positions of power to protect the wealthy and inslave the rest.

      • Mike

        Occupiers are funny. They aren’t even complaining to the right people. the 1% isn’t the problem it’s the ruling class which is the .001% It’s the banksters, not most of the corporations. These guys are commies, and it’s really funny what they look like. They look like a bunch of slaves begging the ruling class to give them more. Since when do Americans beg from Kings? They should be fighting and fighting the proper people, the ruling class a.k.a. the New World Order. Unfortunately these goons aren’t educated enough to know this and refuse to learn. They are just to cause trouble and take the attention away from the real problem. after all they are funded by Soros and crew.

        Occupiers, stop being lazy whimps. Stand up for your freedoms and not for communism. You wanna make a message? Have a real protest. A violent one. Nothing else will work to get rid of the NWO besides voting for Ron Paul. If RP doesn’t get into office, I bet this country ends up in civil war in the not too distant future.

    • Dave

      Well, I have yet to see anyone here like yourself with any brains

      • USArmyCombatMedic

        @Dave: You say you’re not a “commie” because of the actions of your ancestors. Not YOUR actions, but the actions of others. While I agree that it’s unlikely that you’re a true communist, you never defended your position for why you’re not a commie.

        My father may have died a firefighter on 9/11, but that doesn’t make me any more or any less a capitalist-loving patriot. The fact that I PERSONALLY serve in the US Army, however, at least lends credibility to myself when I say, “I’m not a commie”.

        I mean no disrespect to you, sir. I just feel that the actions of others speak nothing of you. If we are to be remembered, it will be because of how we lived, or how we died, but not how our “forefathers” lived or died.

      • Dave

        I’m not commie… my forefathers fought and died for this country

      • dsfg

        hey dave I thought I asked you to f- off – well then your ancestros aren’t commies you on the other hand are

  • Dave

    why are you censoring my comments?

    • Sam Houston

      Ron Pauls Economic Policies make sense. Ron Pauls Foreign Policy is what’s fracking crazy.

      • Kent

        Maybe he knows something you don’t. Like “the war on terror” is a lie, a manipulation, a deception. The nieve will be easilly led to whatever conclusion the real power structure wants them to get to. You know what they want. Wars, wars!!! wars and more wars. They fund and support the military industrial complex. And keep other major powers from riseing. They keep us in the oil, in the middle of a very strategic area (the middle east) Cuba was a strategic postition. The pannama cannal was a strategic waterway to control. Bannans, natural gas, and other things in south america were important for our evil leaders to have our corporations control. And on and on and on.

      • Mike

        Far from crazy. It’s the truth. We should be trading with people not killing them. Ask the CIA, they’ll tell you RP’s foreign policy is right on the money. Also his support from the Military far exceeds any other candidate. This should also be a sign that he is right!

        I mean really, why are we fighting a war against 3rd world countries, when our own gov’t created 9/11? Anyone who doubts this these days needs to get some fresh air and go to www dot ae911truth dot org. The best in the industry all say the official story is a sham and the evidence is overwhelming.

      • youtube walter cronkite hillary clinton wfa

        Yeah a Foreign Policy of Freedom.. go read a book you might learn something. Start with: Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

      • MM

        These Paul guys are right. With such a suicidal foreign policy, Ron Paul will liberate our souls from our bodies.

    • Sam Houston

      Because you must be making sense.

    • Dave

      Well I would lay down my life for my fellow Americans and to preserve our freedoms and liberty… It that clear enough for you?

      Besides, I hate communism.

      • dsfg

        start now

  • Ian

    I’ve been to an OWS protest camp. They are pretty serious about their wanting to make a change for the better. There are some issues I can support. I guess if the money from the PAC goes to politicians who are trying to make a difference, those politicians won’t spend their time trying to please lobbyists. That’s a good thing.

    • USArmyCombatMedic

      Politicians want unlimited funds. You can give them $1M, and they will still want, and look for, $1M more. Nothing changes.

      “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” ~Einstein.

    • Bud359

      I’ve been to an OWS protest camp too and see their antics on a near daily basis. They are worthless excuses for human beings too lazy to try to get jobs and who whine incessantly. The are bullies who think that interrupting other people’s lives is fine as long as you do it in a Guy Fawkes mask.

  • BillCNC

    Well, good for them. You need to fight fire with fire when playing with the corruption going on in the financial institutions. I only hope they deposit their money in a Credit Union, then it wont get rapped.

    • bill

      Wake up.
      The occupy movement is not real it is a unon organized group.
      They were formed for the express purpose to help demcorats extort even more money form those who create weath.
      While Obama praised these kooks he had a fundraiser with the wall street boys on the same day. Look up the term “useful idiot” and this is what the occupy fools are. Something to be disgarded afer they are no longer useful.

      • Fred

        You are delusional.

      • jimbo

        I just ripped a 99% lawn sign off someone’s lawn the other day (hey, I was just taking my fair share!) It was nice, all plastic-y and made up by denocracy for America or something like that…

        That’s how you can tell the astro-turf…pre-made signs, matching T-shirts, unions collecting on OWS’s behalf; For all the spontaneity OWS was supposedly displaying with their drums and mic-checks, it really is ironic they are organized. Not just organized–c”community” organized

    • dsfg

      you’re an embarrassment to idiots everywhere – how do you think the corrupt have been staying in power – byu promising ot eliminate themselves – gee maybe thsi will be the lucky time. Menawhile at leats they made good on 40 years of fix education, strengthen the economy, control immigration, save the envrionment, develop economic alternative fuels, cure cancer need more? You are EXACTLY the problem

  • Dave

    its obvious what side of the issue the censors here are on.

  • SkeeboMacbane

    So I guess in four short months they have became what they hate LMAO

    • Dave

      and in one second you have become what I despise.

      • Mark

        Went to the venue in Haugh for a private pmaepr party. Had an excellent time, staff very friendly, venue gorgeous, treatments lovely and food really good. Had a really great time and we will all be returning very soon. Thankyou for making our day so relaxing and enjoyable! X

  • Dave

    thats 5 post not printed and counting

  • Dave

    You people here posting against this issue really should have your heads examined. To me You all sound like spoiled rich little kids who might loose their meal ticket.

  • Walter

    They are going to get money out of political action by donating money to a political action committee. Brilliant!

    • Setusfree2012

      Don’t you just LOVE the hypcricy? I suppose if you can’t beat ’em, throw your “principles” out the window & join ’em.

      • Ian

        First of all, you mean “hypocrisy”.

        Second, unless you are willing to look beyond how the media portrays them, you can’t really pretend to know what their principles and intentions are, can you?

        In my opinion, any citizens’ group that’s willing to take a shot at making things better (OWS, tea party, whatever), deserves a chance to have their say without a whole lot of trash talk.

      • jimbo


        Anyone who says they know whet their principles and intentions are is pretending. The pot-brownie and Ecstacy fueld rants that I personally witnessed were just a fraction of the overall mind-numbing, scattershot lunacy these folks were preaching…especially as the sit-in got older.

        I wish it were only trash talk that was being directed at TEA. Different chapters are getting hostile treatment from the IRS and municipalities trying to tax them. I don’t think any occupy group in the nation actually pulled a permit for their disruptive tantrums…TEA followed the rules, came up with the cash for permits, obeyed the law, had a simple, unified message, and went home.

        By default, TEA has a better argument than OWS, if only based on the delivery of the message.

      • Mike

        Ian you are correct in that they should be able to have their voice heard. The problem is that they have been co-opted by Soros and Obaaaaaama. No different than how they co-opted the tea-party with nwo neocons. The ruling class owns them now. it’s time for them to breakup, throw out the bad guys and join the ranks to fight the real problem. We may not agree on the solution, but the fact is…. the problem is the NWO and it affects us all. One thing we can agree on is that the problem needs to be removed from power.

        You have to feel sorry for Occupy. They’ve been destroyed by NWO ran public education that has been designed to dumb us down into docile worker bees. Because of this not many of them can do anything but beg to the masters to have pity on their souls and give them the world. It’s too bad. They’d have a chance at life if the NWO was taken down. They just don’t understand it, so they ask for more of the same hoping that one day the result might change.

        Educate yourselves. www dot infowars dot com

      • jimbo


        “Worker” bees? Funny stuff…

  • Dave

    Peace and liberty and justice for all… Including the 99% of us.

  • Dave

    just wanted to ask the the person censoring me… are you a commie?

  • Dave

    Don’t worry I won’t bother with you cbs a$$wipes again

    Vote RON PAUL… unless you only have half a brain

  • Dave

    RON PAUL is the only real choice. Vote otherwise and your selling your soul to the devil.

  • Dave

    Post my comment and I’ll go away

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