1. Gather. 2. ??? 3. Utopia!

Our guest columnists plan on making innocuous pests of themselves starting Saturday.

Our Mission

On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices and we will not leave until that demand has been met.

Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.

Who is Occupy Wall Street?

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.

The original call for this occupation was published by Adbusters in July; since then, many individuals across the country have stepped up to organize this event, such as the people of the NYC General Assembly and US Day of Rage. There’ll also be similar occupations in the near future such as October2011 in Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C.

What Is This “One Demand”?

What we demand from our government is for the people to decide through democratic consensus, not this website. A Facebook poll started by Adbusters suggests the demand might be an end to corporate personhood.

The Democratic Consensus provided by the Facebook poll includes “A shrubbery” (107 votes), “Free the Unicorns!” (101 votes), “More Pies!” (37 votes), and “Make Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann fight to the death” (35 votes).

Occupy Wall Street [via Know Your Meme]

Image: Adbusters


I judge from the image that the ladiez of all races and non-white men aren’t invited?


Well meaning but pointless. How about hurting them? Not physically, but start finding “friends” in Congress to push for legislation that makes Wall St less potent or causes them to freak out?

Wait, these are wingnuts? Shouldn’t they be protesting to pay even MORE taxes for the super-rich?

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: Moonbats. Clueless Lefties. We’re gonna hold a campout, just like the Egyptians!

@SanFranLefty: Here’s something for the ladies: http://www.appleseedinfo.org/women.html

I was at the big box sporting goods retailer yesterday picking up some *ahem* “reactive targets” for Son of RML’s birthday this weekend when I saw a notice for an Appleseed shooting event for women in the Albuquerque area. I got a chill because their full page ads in the Shotgun News annual editions I get every summer show them to be a “patriot” organization that not only teaches shooters to hit man sized targets out to 500 yards* but also delivers the lessons with a huge dose of of anti-government hate. I think you could consider at least some the hundreds or thousands of people they’ve trained, including women and teens, to be right wing sleeper cells.

NYT on Project Appleseed:


* My furthest shot on a target I hit is 316 yards measured with a laser rangefinder. I used my elk rifle, a 1950s Savage 99 lever action in .308 topped with a Nikon scope.

@redmanlaw: I’ve read that snipers can hit targets 1500 meters away. How do they do that?

@redmanlaw: Australia in the late 1980s had to deal with South African white supremacists holding shooting camps for folks in preparation for the retaking of SA. Four Corners had a great special on it that showed a phalanx of SA women at a training camp learning to shoot pistols.

@Dodgerblue: From what I understand, you got two cats out there, a shooter and a spotter with a high powered scope. The spotter establishes the range to the target and gauges the wind, if any. Shooter adjusts his scope for the bullet drop over the given distance (for my purposes 2 in. high at 100 yards = dead on at 200 yards), corrects for the wind and lets it fly.

They use pretty large caliber guns at that range, like 50 cal., .416 or .338. The world record holder is a Canadian guy who hit a Taliban machine gunner in Afghanistan. He had to aim at a point about 80 inches above the point of impact to compensate for the bullet drop. Another Canadian guy either has the record for the longest shot with another caliber or is in second place with the same caliber.

Bloomberg is a stubborn little authoritarian with a short fuse – this will not end well.

@redmanlaw: Holy crap. Do bullets drop at 32ft/sec/sec ?

Too much boy stuff. Anybody wanna talk Project Runway?

@Dodgerblue: Depends on the caliber, bullet, bullet weight and distance. See trajectory table on p. 2 of the attached link. That will tell you by how much you need to correct when your rifle is zeroed in at a given distance, say 200 yards, and your range to the target is 100 yards, 300 yards, etc.

Table 2 is also interesting in that it gives you the energy of your bullet in foot pounds. The further out you go, the less energy you have to put on the target. I don’t know how much energy you need to take a guy down, but for a deer or elk you need a minimum of 1000 ft lbs. to ensure a clean kill.


@redmanlaw: So if you’re zeroed in at 100 yards and the target is at 500, you aim 13 inches high?

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: I’ve been keeping my wife company while she watches it. Quite a lot of personal drama this year. Heidi looks great, doesn’t she?

@Dodgerblue: She’s lovely but looks a bit bite-y, somehow.

@Mellbell What is with that Asian kid? I mean, he is beautiful when he doesn’t wear too much lip gloss, but what is with the lethargy? It’s like he has a cronic case of mono. Don’t get me started on the accent. And that one dude is such a queen that I want to fag-bash him.

The clothes are nice enough, I suppose. I think that curly-headed dude is gonna take it.

I like the Jamaican gal. BTW, is it OK to refer to someone as a “drama queen” if he is gay?

@Dodgerblue: The boys at TLo do. I assume you’re referring to Josh, a/k/a “Clinique Counter”?

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: Yes. He should have won at least two challenges where he was runner-up.

Watching the beauty queen be Miss Congeniality with everyone is almost mesmerizing to me.

@Dodgerblue: Establish your gay-friendly cred first, then it is fine.

Holy shite, I need to find the Project Rungay marathon, because I haven’t watched an episode this season – I can barely keep up with Mr. SFL’s obsession with Gordon “The scallops are FUCKING RAW” Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen show.
I didn’t know the gheyz were making clothes again. Dodger should keep me up with this shit.

@Dodgerblue: Fine. I reckon it’s a cross-platform term of endearment/opprobrium. It can be applied evenly clear across the Kinsey scale. We see some of its purest expression coming from the world of Sport.

This bullet drop thing is like in A Monster Ate My Homework in which you have to aim the ball-thingy higher than the target to allow for the virtual distance.

@SanFranLefty: I’m going off to link up with my cousin and some other UCLA nuts to spend an overcast afternoon watching Texas v UCLA in the Rose Bowl. Will report on the Texas band.

So, like, did anything happen? Up with People and whatnot?

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