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Elizabeth Warren v. Heckler

An angry man confronts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren at the outset of a local volunteer meeting in Brockton, Mass. “You’re a socialist whore!” the unemployed Fox News viewer shouted, adding for good measure that her “boss” (presumably President Obama) was “foreign born.”

After the event, Warren stated the she felt sorry for the guy for being unemployed for a year and a half. “And bless his heart, I mean, he thought somehow it would help to come here and yell names. I was thinking more about the heckler. I’m not angry with him, but he didn’t come up with the idea that his biggest problem was Occupy Wall Street. There’s someone else pre-packaging that poison — and that’s who makes me angry,” she said.

What’s especially funny about this incident is to read some of the reactions from right-wingers, many of whom feel that: a) the heckler was just telling the truth; or b) he was a Democratic operative plant.

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Coren on the “Occupy” Protesters

Sun TV’s Michael Coren lambastes the “Occupy” protesters for being “spoiled children of privilege” that are needy, self-indulgent whiners and so on…

I have to admit to experiencing a considerable amount of cognitive dissonance being largely in agreement with his withering assessment of the protesters involved in the Canadian version of this movement.

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Kunstler on the Political Economy

RT interviews James Howard Kunstler on a range of topics including the current state of the global economy, the de-legitimization of the U.S. political system, and, of course, his thoughts about the OCW movement.

At the outset, Kunstler makes a terrific point about the “consensus about reality” in the United States being so woefully fragmented these days as to make defining a coherent narrative about the economic crisis, let alone finding a positive way forward, an almost impossible task.

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Fact Check!

A “First Nation speaker” (not sure who) took to the stage of the Occupy Toronto event at City Hall this past weekend to spew a pantload of demonstrably false information about Benjamin Franklin that was, sadly, then dutifully resounded by the crowd through the “people’s mic”…

Like the ostentatious brandishing of Marxist signage promoting socialism at the event, this sort of angry, fact-free rubbish will serve only to strongly discourage most people from having anything whatsoever to do with the “occupy” movement in Canada.

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Paxo & Moore on OCW

Jeremy Paxman talks to Michael Moore on BBC’s Newsnight program yesterday about the embryonic nature of OCW movement and whether a new form of capitalism may possibly arise from it…

It seems like an incredible stretch to imagine that anything terribly significant will materialize from this movement, although… it is quite astounding how in just a month they’ve managed to effectively shift the political frame of reference with regards to the economy, at least in the United States.

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Occupy Bay Street?

The launch of Canada’s “revolution” against the “1 percent” is planned for October 15th. Unfortunately, they can’t even seem to get the URL of the website correct… So, not off to a terribly auspicious start on the organizational front.

Unless the turnout is absolutely massive (highly unlikely) and/or the activist group(s) involved have the weather-resistant dedication to make themselves a persistent nuisance in downtown Toronto in the same kind of way that the folks currently entrenched in NYC’s “Liberty Plaza” have done, it’s hard to see what conceivable impact this protest will have.

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