Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day of Rage: Occupy Wall Street

Coming up! The Day of Rage: Occupy Wall Street.

Lots more to come! Video, Pics! You name it!

LaRouchians, Ron Paulians, Socialists, Anarchists, Racists and
a Hoo-la-hooper!

Now there's an offer no woman could resist.

There was an outdoor yoga expression of rage, or something.

Bunch of do-nothings. They smelled. Yes, I could actually smell the body odor. They smoked like fiends and were all glued to their evil corporate electronic pacifiers.

This guy below is a raging racist.
See him fighting with Ron Paul followers in the next four videos.

If there was any rage today, it was the raging headache
these people gave me.

UPDATE: December 10, 2011
The below video of this ranting OWS loon was at about 80,000 views and over 2,000 comments when YouTube yanked it for 'hate speech.' So I uploaded it to LiveLeak. We'll see how long that stays up.
UPDATE: December 11, 2011
YouTube has reinstated my video.
"If you're a white man, then shut the FK up about race!"


Rallying the Ragers.

Ragers 'Circling the Bull'.

Tahrir Square this is not. In the above video see the colorful panted fellow offend fellow Ragers with burning sage. More from the 'summit' below.

A cop I spoke to said that they didn't have any permits for this. The Ragers intend to camp out and spend the night, or two. Or possibly forever. They had raised their goal of $2,700 to feed themselves throughout their revolutionary encampment.

They came ready to stay. The guy here in the Superman get up brought his own eating utensils around his neck and a fuzzy sleeping back strung on his hip.

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Oddly, right in the middle of this whole dark and dreary anemic outpouring of rage was a group of women from the World Spin in Public Day. Yes, there's a group of women who spin yarn and thread by hand in public. They had nothing at all to do with the Day of Rage and they weren't too pleased to be immersed in the nightmare swarming around them.

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Now back to the Rage.

Lots more Rage still to come! Please stand by . . .

A talking FDR coin.

Photos are finally uploaded!
Check out the photos. There is a lot of good stuff in there that I couldn't cram all into this one blog report.

Here is the gallery view.

Or click here for the slide show.

Lots more Rage videos over at my YouTube channel!

UPDATE - Sunday, September 18. The Ragers are still camped out and intend to stay on through the opening of the stock market tomorrow morning.

HUGE thanks to zombie over at Pajamas Media for adding my coverage to their Day of FAIL: Nationwide Anti-Capitalist Revolution Flops report.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th Ten-Year Anniversary Memorial & SIOA Freedom Rally

I went downtown today for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the SIOA Freedom Rally.

When I left my apartment in Brooklyn to head down they were reading the letter 'E' in the names of the victims. I grabbed the ferry on the East River, got to Wall Street, made my way up a few blocks and then through tight crowds and through checkpoints. By the time I got there they were up to the letter 'L'.

VIDEO: The reading of the name of my friend, Robert G. McIlvaine.

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The list of speakers included 9/11 family members, including Rosaleen Tallon, sister of hero firefighter and reservist in the United States Marine Corps, Sean Tallon, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks; Nelly Braginskaya, who lost her son Alex; Sally Regenhard,mother of hero firefighter Christian Regenhard, killed in the 9/11 attacks (Regenhard is an American activist who has become one of the leading voices for the families of the victims of September 11); Maureen and Al Santora, Maureen Santora, who lost their hero fightfighter son 9/11 and Alan DeVona, 911 first responder.

German MP Rene Stadtkewitz, leader of Germany's Freedom Party; Dr. Arieh Eldad, former candidate for Prime Minister of Israel, Member of the Knesset; Ezra Levant, TV anchor, newspaper columnist, author, founding publisher of the Western Standard magazine, the only Canadian media outlet to publish the Danish cartoons of Muhammad (livestreaming on SUN TV), George Demos, NY Congressional candidate, Anders Gravers of Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE); war hero and North Carolina Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano; popular radio host Joyce Kaufman; Helen Freedman, Americans for a Safe Israel; Darla Dawald, National Director of the Patriot Action Network; James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce (VAST); Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; and Iraqi ex-Muslim Michael Paul. Clergy included William J. Murray, Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition; Dr. MG Prasad, director in the board of directors of Hindu University of America, Orlando, Florida, and his associates, Mr. Nanda Gorur and Mr. Vivek Vasanth; Bhupinder Singh Bhurji, Chairman and CEO of Namdhari Sikh Foundation and a Sikh Priest.

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Pamela Geller and Anders Gravers.

Lars Hedegaard.

Pastor Terry Jones came by but didn't speak at the rally.

The site for the proposed Ground Zero Mega Mosque was right around the corner.

The always offensive Westboro Baptist Church nutcases showed up. The signs were the usual garden variety evil including 'Firemen are Fags' and 'Thank God 4 9/11.' One of them wore a t-shirt that said 'Jews Killed Jesus.' The Phelps woman pictured here sang a song about people jumping out of the windows of the WTC and dying fireman to the tune of 'Another One Bites the Dust' by Queen.
You really had to see the NYPD cops' faces watching these creatures. After about an hour of their taunting they were escorted out of the area by the police.

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The complete slide show is here.

I shot about 30 videos of scenes around Ground Zero and the SIOA speakers. So instead of embedding them all here, you can see them all over at my youtube channel --
which I am still updating.

Here are a few highlights:

Ezra Levant.

Anders Gravers.

Joseph Nassralla.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 11th Commemorative Street Art: The Williamsburg Mural

Today I came across this block long mural in my neighborhood commemorating September 11, 2001 and the Fire Department of New York City. It goes down the entire block, which is pretty long.

The images are big and sweeping. It reminds me of Lichtenstein and Rosenquist with the use of appropriated images, some of them taken from that day, others artistically expressed. There is a lot in it and it's actually interesting and well executed.
But something is missing.

There is not one single American flag.

The subversive quality left me feeling kind of sick.

Take a look at the complete slide show here.

What you think?

The wide angle image of Ground Zero in the center is very effective in the large format. I tried to capture it in the three pictures below.
It was one of the best parts.

The other good part is this photo of a fireman taking equipment from his truck.
His expression is haunting.

I hope he was one of the guys who made it out.