BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Baltimore City officials are taking a stand to get Occupy Baltimore protesters to leave McKeldin Square. Wednesday night, they turned off the electricity in the area.

Andrea Fujii has more on how that’s affecting the demonstrations.

Lights stay on 24/7 at McKeldin Square, but the power has been cut. Protesters say this won’t stop them.

“It is getting cold and it’s quite inhumane for them to turn off the power,” said Timothy Chin of Occupy Baltimore.

City officials flipped the switch after they say they found fire and electrocution hazards.

“People have spent thousands of years living without electricity,” Philip Hoyle of Occupy Baltimore said. “I can see people making ways around it again.”

Just last week, the city ruled that camping at McKeldin Square was illegal.

A view from Sky Eye Chopper 13 shows the tents that remain. Safety is a concern at the site after reports of theft and illegal drug use.

“The protesters don’t seem to have that same concern about public safety and I take public safety very seriously,” Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.

Demonstrators say that’s not true.

“There’s been a lot of reports of violence and sexual activity and drugs and all this stuff,” Marcus Clary, a protester, said. “And mainly it’s just gossip and rumors.”

City Council members understand the concerns but are sympathetic to the movement.

“I would completely understand if they wanted to continue to stay there until they had a greater sense that what they’re asking for is being heard,” said Councilman Bill Henry of Baltimore’s District 4.

“They’re a self-governing group and I believe in democracy,” Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke of District 14 said.

Demonstrators say they’ll continue the occupation with electricity or not.

The mayor has not said whether she plans to have the protesters evicted from the plaza.

The Department of Parks and Recreation declined to issue a permit for the protest.

Comments (246)
  1. John W says:

    Impeach the Mayor, she doesn;’t get it. She has now become part of the problem with the establishment.

    1. Scott says:

      Go back to the basement you live in and let the adults get back to work.

    2. Don Bags says:

      Uh…you don’t “get it.” When you plug something into an outlet and it works…that means someone is paying for that electricity. Is it then your right to sponge off of that? Or are you grateful that it’s there, and know that if the person or entity decides to discontinue free use of it’s electricity it is well within their rights to do so.

      Or do you really think it’s your right to just take from someone without permission if it’s for your own good? Oh wait…that’s exactly what you think.


      1. Liberal Soldier says:

        Dear republican haters. The protest is against the governments love for the rich and powerful. Banking rules, monetary policy, and taxation is slanted to ensure the wealthy in America remains in the hands of the 1% who by the way none of you belong too. OCW only want the playing field to be fair. To have the opportunity to have jobs, healthcare and opportunity to earn a decent wage to feed families. Many of the 1% earned their money and no one wants to take that away. However it is not fair for our politicians to pretend to represent all the people when they block jobs bills, healthcare and cut education. No one is asking for a handout. Sometimes conservatives need to watch more than just Fox News and listen to Rush Limbaugh. Diverse your media content and you will be in better position to debate your points. Calling people who disagree with you names is childish and shows a lack of “grownup” skills to handle yourself.

      2. Shrooms! says:

        This is Maryland, Liberal Soldier, the “Democrats” are Republicans and the Republicans are… … …either the rejects the “Democrats” wouldn’t take, Libertarians, Liberals, or just plain confused 😉

      3. Conservitive Soldier says:

        Dear Liberal Soldier. You are yet another liberal accusing others of what you yourself are guilty of. You set there and insinuate that conservatives are uninformed by calling people names like “childish”, “shows a lack of “grownup” skills to handle yourself” and to “Diverse your media content”. I for one think you need to take some of your own advice and stop the name calling.

      4. Condor30303 says:

        “Liberal Soldier

        Dear republican haters. The protest is against the governments love for the rich and powerful. ”

        So why aren’t you camped outside Dear Leaders White House?

      5. Dave Turner says:

        But Don, they’re “entitled” to free power to get their message out. Don;t you know?

        Maybe they could use some solar panels to power their protest?

      6. Bubba Johnson says:

        Liberal Soldier-

        The majority of the 99% hate your guts and actually work for a living. They think you and your buds are a joke, So what’s all this talk about lumping everyone together?

      7. Liberal Soldier says:

        Bubba Johnson,

        And you do understand that I could care less what a rightwing conservative shill thinks?? Enjoy the ride Bubba.

      8. JohnFLob says:

        Liberal Soldier
        I purposefully do not restrict my sources of information to Fox News or Rush Limbaugh. I have access to the Internet where I regularly visit dozens of web site both domestic and foreign. Many posting include links to additional sources which I frequently follow. Therefore my opinions and evaluations are formed based on widely diverse information sources. In addition I have the advantage of a lifetime of practical real world experience that has spanned several decades.

        I will take this slowly. The. Protesters. Are. Their. Own. Worse. Enemy.

        Rather than whining woe is me life is hard you need to keep trying. Make the best of what you have rather than becoming paralyzed by envy.

      9. Liberal Soldier says:


        You have missed the point. It is about our elected officials creating laws and policy which PREVENT Americans from the opportunity to succeed. No problem with the Rich being wealthy. The problem is we need them to create jobs, produce products in this country and not overseas. The politicians with their laws in some cases make corporations/the rich have no choice but to use slave labor in foreign countries. Politicians cut education, unemployment, medicare, medicad but they will not ask the richest Americans to do more for their country and the people in it. This nation was never this way in the past but it is now thanks to coward politicians who by the way have not taken pay cuts, paid for their own healthcare, or given back one dime in their benefits. I hope you will rethink your positions.

      10. krp says:

        Uh Liberal Soldier, the rich and powerful are the Liberal Democrats.

        You know, Teddy Kennedy, John F[in KerryHeinz who served in Vietnam, Jay Rockefeller, Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, Mary Landreium Nancy Pelosi… Their aim is to keep taxes on INCOME high to prevent any of the “hoi polloi” from becoming rich like them and joining their exclusive club.
        Wall Street is in New York City and New York City is Liberal Democrat, Since you are not protesting Liberal Democrat politicians’ homes and offices, we cannot take you seriously.

      11. Ben Franklin says:

        Cut power to the entire Marxist movement by confronting their indoctrination, hate, and bias on college campuses!

        Support the Youth for Western Civilization today!

      12. Jack Ryan says:

        liberal soldier..Get a job. Pay for stuff yourself. Be responsible.

      13. U.S. Common Sense says:

        Liberal Soldier,

        “It is about our elected officials creating laws and policy which PREVENT Americans from the opportunity to succeed.”

        Then tell the OWS folks to protest against Washington, DC, not the corporations. As you say below….

        “The problem is we need them to create jobs, produce products in this country and not overseas. The politicians with their laws in some cases make corporations/the rich have no choice but to use slave labor in foreign countries.”

        With the second-highest corporate tax in the World, US companies who have the option of producing goods overseas are able to import those goods here and sell them for less, and in some cases, that’s the only way they’re making a profit. Again, protest against Washington (and not the corporations) and tell Congress to make the US competitive again by cutting the corporate tax rate in half to bring both domestic and foreign jobs back to the US so those who want to work can.

      14. Laura says:

        Dear Liberal Soldier…please listen to US Common Sense!!! The OWS movement has become a joke because it makes NO sense! If what you say is the actual motive…then why are you protesting Wall Street????? It is WA you should be against…stage a sit in on the White House if you want to make a point.

      15. Steve Roberts says:

        Liberal Soldier,

        When we start seeing protesters at govt. offices carrying signs demanding less govt., taxes, regulations , programs and the like the rest of us will take your claim seriously taht these mobs are against govt. cronyism. However since all we ever see and hear are anti-capitalist,, eat -the-rich rage, and now violence, you can understand how we might come the conclusion that the OWS type are just leftist goons bent on creating mayhem and are in favor of even more Big Government. Try not to believe your own propaganda

      16. jasmine says:

        Liberal Soldier – I believe it is YOU who needs to “diverse your media content” (your words). There is nothing, from what I’ve seen on any media (msm, internet, etc – liberal, conservative, etc) that shows any protesters ranting against the government. The majority of them are protesting against corporations. If what you say is true, then why aren’t the protesters joining together to march on Washington, D.C. and camping out in front of the Capitol and the White House, instead of camping out in public parks, disrupting the lives of the 99% that they claim to be a part of? They are disrupting the lives of average Americans, not the politians. Why don’t they carry signs protesting the millions of dollars in campaign cash being given to the polititans? To their hero, Obama?

      17. Chicago Pete says:

        Forget 99% versus 1% let’s focus on 53% versus 47% ! 53% are those that actually do pay taxes while 47% are being subsidized by the 53% and pay no taxes…….I presume most of the “occupy” crowd falls into the 47%.

      18. Conservative Soldier says:

        Liberal soldier is the beacon of conflict that is upon us. His words are a warning to us all. If you have someting, they want to take it. If you provide a job, it’s not good enough. If you require regular hours, they are offended. Test them on their ability to learn, you are racist. They want what you earned, and they have begun to probe ways to take it. 85% are working each day and with their families at night. 15% are unemployed and maybe unemployable. This has nothing to do with some fictional 1% group. It has to do with your beliefs…hard work and the ability to chose your own path versus collective sharing and distribution of wealth and property. The 15% are protesting, the 85% need to exercise their second amendment rights to protect their families and their property. Liberal soldier doesn’t like your beliefs, the shows you chose to watch, the people you chose to listen to, the companies you’ve created or work for, the wealth your families have created or passed down, the God you believe in, the groups you associate with. Who should you fight against…those who want nothing to do with your personal lives or those that seek to control it? There are “Liberal Soldiers” everywhere. Be aware of them.

      19. Liberal Soldier says:

        ROFL. You are to funny. Copy Cats are the best form of flattery. I appreciate the atttention and the fact you had to dress up in your “conservative soldier” outfit to debate me. hahahahahahah. Helpful Hint: Maybe you should shorten your name to Con Soldier so you don’t have to type it everytime. LOL

      20. GOP4EVER says:

        Don Bags, you rock!!

    3. Vince says:

      The inner harbor smells

      1. WE ARE THE FUTURE! says:


      2. Squid Brain says:

        They could even import some of that stiff air from Dundalk at low-tide and it would be a step in the right direction.

    4. wodun says:

      How many people were raped at OWS protests today?

      1. nonwo says:

        Less than raped in government custody, less than in religious institutions or in the general public. You’re a moron.

      2. abbey says:

        ah, socialism at its finest. They are hiding half of the rapes and robberys and assaults. They are turning on themselves. LOVE IT!

      3. Canof Sand says:

        nonwo: In religious institutions?? Citation needed. Bigot.

      4. Liberal Soldier Rocks! says:

        Ask Herman Cain…

      5. Marc says:

        Wait? Where is Bill Clinton?

    5. Liberal Soldier says:

      The Mayor will have a 52 Million dollar deficit in 2012. She shoud worry more about that than cutting power to a peaceful protest. If i remember correctly Blake-Rawlings is a black woman. A woman who benefited from peaceful demonstrations in the southern states for equality, voting rights and also womens rights over 50 years ago. I would remind her the opportunity she got to become a mayor of a major city was on the backs of many men and women of all races who fought southern racism and paid the ultimate price with their lives. Wake up Blake-Rawlings!!!!

      1. Rico says:


        Yes, the city will have a $52,000,000 deficit this year. And it would be even bigger is they continue to provide electricity to these illegal campers.

        And her name is Rawlings-Blake. You may want to become a bit more educated on the subject matter before you start spouting off about it.

      2. Liberal Soldier says:


        Thanks for taking a shot at my education. Conservatives have a mean streak in their persona that comes out when someone does not agree with the way they believe the world should be. The electrical cost for charging a cell phone is about $.50 a year if you charged it twice a day. If she is worried about that she should charge them. I think they are now over $2M in donations and the cash is pouring in every day from donors. Americans have a right to protest. This country was founded through protest. Oh and tell Blake-Rawlings she should remember all the peaceful civil rights protests in the south and the sacrifices made by many to give her the opportunity to be a mayor of a big city. Take that back to her Rico and tell me what she says.

      3. Liberty Jane says:

        Conservative mean streak? Pot. Kettle. Black.

      4. John Clark says:

        And who is going to pay for all that electricity???? Protesters taking up a collection to pay for it or are they planning on sponging off the good will of the working, tax paying public? The people actually footing the bill (taxpaying public) think it’s time to turn off the lights and have the kiddies go back to bed.

      5. Marce says:

        About that deficit? Pay your share! Stop stealing electricity from those who have paid for it.

        Oh, I notice that you are still using a COMMERCIALLY made, COMMERCIALLY available device that was PAID for in a CAPITALIST system … kind of defeats your argument. No, it DEFINITELY defeats your argument.

      6. Scott says:

        Your whole point is blown because as you have mentioned they were peacefull protests in the past. You OWS folks are beating raping and robbing your own. Now who are really the idiots? ( I have a mirror if you need a clue)

      7. WEARELEGION says:


      8. mtichwi says:

        Yo, Lib Sold, jobs bills, healthcare and education are all handouts. Could you really not understand this simple concept?

    6. john k says:

      Hey BUB, She gets it. Slime-balls like you leaches don’t get it. Now go back to Mom and Pop’s basement and wait for your hand-outs and freebies. You can leech off your Mom and Pop because you won’t be able to work, as dim-wit have no idea about work is. Now head back to your rock and croak.

      1. Liberal Soldier says:

        This is totally awesome. A conservative hatefeast against the OWS protesters and anyone who supports them. The OWS, contrary to Fox News reports, are Americans who pay taxes, hold jobs or were laid off by corporations. Many have served this nation in our armed forces with distinction and honor. Calling Americans names just because you don’t agree with them is very un-American and just plan dumb. OWS protesters have the right to speakout against politicians and their corrupt “owners”. Corporations accept “taxpayer welfare” everyday without you complaining one bit. Where is the name calling for that???? The point is these brave Americans are protesting against our governments inability to govern and represent all of the people and they are sworn too. Our representatives from the president down should volunteer to take a 10%pay cut in pay and benefits to show Americans we all must cut and put this country first. Of course they would not do that because they don’t practice what they ask us to do. It is clear where many conservatives get their news and information from so I don’t blame you for most of your stupidity and ignorance of the events which led up to this occupation. What I will say is it will not go away and will grow. Soon you will notice the TeaParty begin to support this occupation more and more because both movements want the same thing. A government that works whether it is big or small. Liberals have learned a while back that if you let politicians divide you over small issues you will stay divided and miss the point. As I read more and more of your silly comments that statement holds true. All of you are missing the big picture. Electricity? Please………

      2. MArc says:

        LS, how is it that our OPINIONS are a “HATEFEST”?

        Oh, BTW, since I drive past the (snrk) camp out who should I ask for? Seriously, tomorrow, perhaps, introduce me to your leader.

      3. Marc says:

        I will be passing the convention center heading towards the Gay Street in about … 2 hours. I drive a LOOOONG way each day for my job. IWho should I look for? will you be airing out your undies along the sidewalk or standing near the unoccupied signs? BTW, I just love those signs! I always imagined protestors would actually hold their own signs, but not you guys! Damn! you are so much better than that! Wow, just post the signs and then go back to your tent, eh?

        See ya soon!!

      4. Liberal Soldier says:

        John K. You are showing a lot of hatred and anger over some Americans protesting an inadequate government. Sort of like the TeaParty was doing earlier this year. What you must try and understand is just because we don’t agree on everything there is no need to name call or be hateful. Dividing people on “wedge” issues are what the Democrats and Republicans have done for 70 years now. I finally caught on to the art of piting conservatives and liberals against each other. I hope you do too.

    7. ron says:

      who is paying for the power anyway ??? the protesters ?? or are they stealing it

    8. Trinidad1107 says:

      So why not impeach Obama?

      1. Liberal Soldier says:

        Trinidad1107 you will have to wait until after he wins re-election in 2012. May I ask what the charges are?

    9. Dave Cook says:

      I feel like I have traveled back in time to 1968. The establishment handled that era and I am sure it will survive this little protest.

    10. DMoney says:

      Government cuts power, so these children will still somehow blame the “1%” instead of placing blame at the government where it belongs and they will continue to insist more government is the solution

    11. Graham B. Henry Jr. says:

      That does seem to be the case. I hope not but she doesn t change her attitude. If only we could have seen this before her election.
      Your Honor TURN ON THE LIGHTS

  2. nobama2012 says:

    Fleabaggers should know that studies show rats sujected to living in crowded quarters attack and eat each other.

    1. jasperddbgghost says:

      ….and this, my friends, is what squatters do. They steal property.

      60’s have been dead for a long time. potheads.

      1. CUT THE POWER TO OCCUPY 1600 says:

      2. Amy says:

        Look, we need to stop equating potheads with the OWS crowd, it gives potheads a bad name!

    2. Liberal Soldier says:

      Those peaceful protesters are from all walks of life and from many different backgrounds. They are only asking for equality and fairness from our govenment. Why call them names? If you act like you are 12 years old then you should expect to be treated that way. Oh and from I have seen of the republican field of candidates for president Mr. Obama should win by a landslide. Oh and voter suppression is about to be stopped also. Watch the news. LOL

      1. Newbern W Johnson says:

        Liberal Soldier, are you aware that 20% of the 2008 Obama war chest came from Wall Street? The entire Washington establishment is on the take.
        Liberal icon, Barney Frank stopped by OWS to announce his support on his way to a fund raiser at the home of a Mass. Banker.
        Michael Moore has a net worth of $50 million and is involved in a lawsuit trying to get a couple more million.
        Wake up kid, and smell the coffee.
        You are being used by the very establishment you claim to like because you don’t want to believe they would lie to you. Obama and the Democrats are, in the end, part of the 1% too.
        You just can’t admit that your hero is a losing liar.

      2. Liberal Soldier says:

        LOL. Oh really? Well thanks Newbern for tell me about those mean Democrats. I guess we all are glad the Republicans have not taken a dime of Wall Street money. Right????????? Listen I am being silly. We are talking about a congress that has a 9% approval rating. Don’t make yourself look dumb by blaming only the Democrats. This is a joint effort in the art of incompetence by both parties. Would you not agree?????

      3. A Son of Liberty says:

        Liberalism is a mental disorder!

      4. trinidad1107 says:

        Obama IS our Government you moron! Until these useful Idiots take their heads out of the sand and admit Obama is to blame, they will never be taken seriously.

      5. Jim george says:

        it’s apparent by the numerous replies of liberal soldier that the soldier is unemployed and sponging off someone,

      6. Liberal Soldier says:

        My genetic theory about rightwing conservative haters are coming through on this blog. If your message does not work, then attack the person that’s opposing it. More speculation about me and more attack on me personally. I love the attention actually. Let me give you haters some background. I served this nation for 22 years as an active duty soldier in the U.S. Army. I have lived in 5 countries (Germany, Belgium, S. Korea and Saudi Arabia). I am retired and have held a job in the private sector which will be 17 years in July 2012. I have never been on welfare, never drawn a dime of unemployment, have not drawn social security or have taken an illegal drug in my life. I have no problem paying taxes, paying into SSN or Medicare for those before me. I support the OWS and the TeaParty for their right to protest. I don’t call them dirty names or make up lies about who they are. I do have a problem with our elected officials from both parties being totally incompetent in their job performance. I hold them responsible for the deficit, , the lose of jobs, the unnecessary war and lose of life, the trade deficit and the clash between liberal and conservatives over absolutely nothing. They are the cause of this madness we live in because both parties are incompetent. They only excell at two things. Taking a bribe and dividing Americans. I am divorced, born in Alabama and willing to listen to anyone with common sense on how to fix things. So you conservatives can stop spectulating as to who I am and what I do. Continue with your personal attacks please. It is your DNA.

      7. Brian says:

        Liberal Soldier—EVERYONE in America has an opportunity to succeed in life—whatever definition of success means to each person. However, you have to make it happen. It doesn’t just knock on your tent flap, and say “Here I am.” Get out and make something happen—be productive and creative. You’ll get plenty of support if you provide something that other’s want. And then, you’ll be part of the 1% and can decide how you want to spend your money. The question is—would you spread the wealth by giving it away, or would you think “I produced this wealth and now I’m expected to give it to others who haven’t taken actions to become successful on their own

      8. Curious says:

        Liberal Soldier,
        You seem to be articulate so you can perhaps answer my biggest question about OWS. In the military, before the first bomb is dropped or shot fired, we are taught to describe the “End State” – what the opposing country will look like after the conflcit is over. What I wonder is what does the “End State” of OWS look like … in other words. what are the describable, tangible conditions or events that would cause the OWS protestors to say, “We have achieved our goals”?

      9. Grizzle says:

        What voter suppression? You mean like Black Panther thugs hanging out at polling stations, intimidating would be voters? Or do you mean ensuring that only US citizens, that are eligible to vote(i.e. non-felons…)can vote(by proving their identity). I’m sure you’re also concerned about voter fraud, where individuals(alive or deceased in some cases) vote more than once.

      10. DanInTexas says:

        Liberal..”Those peaceful protesters are from all walks of life and from many different backgrounds. They are only asking for equality and fairness from our govenment (sic)”
        Are you not equal in the eyes of the government? Are you being treated unfairly by the government? If the answer to either of these is yes, why aren’t you protesting the government? BTW…the government is in DC. And BHO is the POTUS. And the Senate is controlled by whom?

    3. I Didn't Fail E-Verify says:

      They would if:

      A) They quit reading comic books and The Motorcycle Diaries
      B) Could read to begin with
      C) Knew what a hard days’ work was all about

  3. desert says:

    If they aren’t paying for the power then YES cut it off!! I’m not paying for those losers to power their ipods!

  4. Mr. X says:

    Go home, kiddos, you’re an embarrassment.

  5. Denise E. Rogers says:

    They’ll never go home with we keep supporting their cause with free rent with utilities. It’s cheaper for them to stay there then get a place of their own. It’s all part of sharing the wealth.

  6. Bob says:

    They should have been sent home and the place cleaned up long ago.

  7. Allan E. says:

    I read earlier today that the majority of Occupiers in New York that were arrested put down the addresses of 300,000 to 500,000 homes as their home addresses. Spoiled rich kids out to do drugs, give it to the “Man” and thumb their noses at their parents.

    1. James says:

      You have no clue. Sad

    2. Liberal Soldier says:

      Are over dosing on Fox News???? Sounds like it.

      1. Tim Kneebow says:

        You are missing a pronoun and “overdosing” is in fact one word.

      2. Liberal Soldier says:

        Tim thanks for supporting my positions and also thanks for correcting my spelling. I never spell check because I know I have good folks like you that will “cleanup” after me.

  8. dydx says:

    Good for the mayor…and while they’re at it instead of condoms and STD testing they should give out Advantage or Frontline…also for public safety reasons.

  9. Linda Bowles says:

    If you are going to protest , then protest but when you are sleeping , eating, etc. then you are camping not protesting. All the ocuppy protests everywhere should be told the same thing. You go on the street do your protesting and thats it, because that is what the permits are for, Protesting, If you want to protest the next day then get a hotel for the night.and protest the next day. Its common sense.

    1. Bill Johnston says:

      Whatever, If this was a Tea Party rally there would be cops there protecting their rights to protest. They’d have port-o-potties for them. Then the park would be cleaned after they were done. We didn’t get any of this.

      Instead of getting proper permits, we forced all the cost associated with the movement to the taxpaying American or as we like to call it the other 99%ers. D@mn it, I’m getting this all mixed up.

      We are the 1% of the 99%

  10. lolcatlol says:

    Free power? Is that in the Constitution too?

    Also worth mentioning is that “Wall Street” had itself a history making month… profit wise! ooops! 🙂

    Another thing: The internet now allows people to exercise freedom of speech anytime they wish. Why are these people allowed to threaten violence and mayhem by their constant presence and social interruptions? That’s not speech! That’s harassment and obstructionism. Not to mention the huge amounts of money they cost the cities! Use the internet for your “speech”, the 60s are long over. There is technology now!

    Send these spoiled kids and “rent-a-mobs” home.

    Next time, before you believe some college (who wants your money), do your own research… It not rocket science to see that 90% of these college degrees aren’t really worth squat in the $marketplace$! It’s not OUR fault you were stupid enough to believe a liberal arts degree was worth more than the paper printed upon. And let’s not forget ethnic and gender studies, the “value” those subjects must hold in society is priceless!

    I guess science is too hard and thus any degree will do?? lol

    Grow up please!

  11. Buck Ofama says:

    What? (sniff, snivel, whimper) How are we supposed to charge our evil corporate-produced computers and (sob, snivel) cell phones? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  12. patmurphy1965 says:

    I don’t know how groups are composed in other cities, but here (San Francisco) the occupiers are the homeless, the drug addicts (that usually wonder around looking for their next fix), recent released convicts and many of the local slackers that usually hangout at Haight Ashbury and the Tenderloin (areas know for drugs and crime). The “protesters” are interfering with other’s rights and affecting our local tourism. It’s time to clear these people out. What a mess they are making of our cities!

    1. thinkbot says:

      Pat, here in Bmore, you’ll see some homeless and some slackers, but the majority are students and dads and regular working people who pay taxes just like you and me. Let them pay for the electricity if it’s such a big deal.

  13. Carol says:

    THEY ARE the 1%, as far as the rest of the world is concerned. So why don’t they send their tents to Somalia. That is where the 99% really are and could really use some good tents.

    1. TheTruthHurts says:

      EXCELLENT point!

  14. James R. Collette says:

    You republicans don’t get it and you never will as long as you have your head stuck up the paid off politicians who slant things for the rich and wealthy. In typical childish republican/conservative fashion you can call peoples nasty names because they have the right to protest but at the end of this thing we may be in another revolution. The same type that caused this country to be founded over 230 years ago and one that took out half of the wealthy dictators and their republican like supports in the middle east. Time will tell.

    1. kmday says:

      as you just call conservatives names? LOL………pot-meet kettle!

      The people who founded this country WORKED and left socialist Europe for a fr!ff!n reason you tool!

    2. Big al says:

      And obama and the rest aren’t hook to the teet of power? Are you honestly that friggin dumb?

    3. Don says:

      This country was not founded on the principle of getting things for free. Start with Natural Law. Work up from there. In a couple weeks you might even rediscover capitalism.

      1. Jeffery says:

        You’re so right. This country was founded on the principle of robbing from the poor to give to the rich. From native Americans to Africans to inner city residents, that’s all we’ve ever done. Steal from those who have something we can rape, pillage and burn, and then insult those who dare try to stand up to the vested corporate interests that buy our government and then hold us hostage to jobs they ship overseas anyways.

    4. ME says:


      1. Jeffery says:

        This protest is exactly about that. About the rich running this country into the ground, about the growing income inequality. It’s not about Liberal versus Conservative, Democrat versus Republican, and you do the protestors a disservice by suggesting such. Our country has been bought and paid for by corporations and the rich… and all you folks do is turn a blind eye as they continue to bleed the middle class to death so they can buy their jets and yachts and ship our wealth over seas.

      2. Liberal Soldier says:

        Well said Jeffery

      3. Liberty Jane says:

        Jeff – Give me a break. It were really about our country being bought and paid for by the rich, you’d be protesting government which makes it easy to move jobs overseas due to restrictive regulations and tax policies. I hope the rich continue to buy jets and yachts so that the foam fabricating company I work for will stay open and I can keep providing for my family without suckling off the government teat. What do you think? That the rich spend money into a vaccuum? They don’t pay a fairy to magically create a jet or a yacht. They pay someone to provide those items, who in turn pay someone to supply them and on and on. Grow up, learn about how the real world exists and get OFF OUR BACKS!!!

      4. Liberty Jane says:

        “If it…”

    5. lori says:

      The right to protest is fine but it is not fine to create a tent city in a public park. I would like to know if you would be so accommodating to a conservative tent city. Also maybe take a look at what party is supported by the rich and wealthy you are protesting.

    6. krp says:

      Uh , the rich and powerful are the Liberal Democrats.
      You know, Teddy Kennedy, John F[in KerryHeinz who served in Vietnam, Jay Rockefeller, Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, Mary Landreium Nancy Pelosi… Their aim is to keep taxes on INCOME high to prevent any of the “hoi polloi” from becoming rich like them and joining their exclusive club.
      Wall Street is in New York City and New York City is Liberal Democrat, Since you are not protesting Liberal Democrat politicians’ homes and offices, we cannot take you seriously.

      1. Liberal Soldier says:

        KRP, it is clear you are totally in bed with the 1% and the rightwing conservative movement. Diversing your access to news and facts will give you a better and more rounded source of information to formulate sound, adult positions when engaging people who don’t see things your way. Your side will pay the price in the 2012 elections and I have a feeling you know it.

    7. krp says:

      You just exposed yourself as being ignorant.

      The protests in the Middle East began as protests against corrupt and unwieldy bureaucracies, like the police officer that confiscated the guy’s vegetable cart because either he didn’t have a permit or wouldn’t pay a bribe, and he lost his livelihood because of the bureaucracy.

      You morons, are protesting for MORE bureaucracy. Sorry, it isn’t the same and you cannot sneak that past those of us CONSERVATIVES who are INFORMED, which obviously you are not. which is why you are a liberal

      1. Liberal Soldier says:

        KRP, Once again you are calling people names. Are you 12 years old???? You mentioned the middle east and made comments about them protesting against corruption. Well what do you think we have here???? Politicians being influenced by corporations and weathy citizens. This is America and these OWP have the right to do exactly what they are doing. Just because the republicans, Fox News and other conservative spin machines disagree with them does not make them wrong. About a year ago the republicans were embracing the TeaParty at the same time the TP was protesting against the government (them). The funny thing about that was the republicans acted like they were NOT a part of the government or part of the problem. A sickness they can’t seem to get over.

    8. A Son of Liberty says:

      Both political parties are corrupt. They both take and take from ” We the People”. This is the way they play the game with the people. YOU OLNY HAVE TWO CHOICES… YOU ARE EITHER A SOCIAL DEMO. OR A REPUBIC. This is B.S.! I would like to be able to choose the person I believe can do the right job. I do want a “PARTY” telling we how I SHOULD VOTE! And I do not want to here from some blockhead saying that if I do not vote for that party representitive then I must have a problem. Our form of a Republic government was not designed that way commie. GOD BLESS THE REPUBLIC!

    9. Retired SOF guy says:

      Sorry clown, but our country wasn’t founded by a bunch of cry-baby paste-eaters who camped out, smoked grass, raped women and defecated on police cars. Do some reading on our history and you’ll see that our Founding Fathers’ approach was completely differently. After this OWS buffoonery showed it would be around awhile, I went out and bought Ann Coulter’s “Demonic” about the mob. Talk about a timely book. You should read it.

      1. Liberal Soldier says:

        LOL. You actually admit to spending money on a book written by Ann Coulter? I thought you had overdosed on Fox News but this is even worse. Seek help Retired Conservative Guy.

  15. Fredddd says:

    The Obama Occupiers stink in more ways than one.

  16. Deeda says:

    What? electrical / electrocution hazzards? These problems should have been addressed prior to the Nascar Race! If crimes are not reported, how do they know about them? Do homeless camps need permits? Homeless camps are not shut down even during code blue alerts! This is nothing but obvious political trash talk comming from the Mayor’s Office.

    1. BuddyP says:

      There never was a NASCAR (yes, it’s all caps) race in Balto. You ought to get your facts straight before you start rambling.

    2. Liberal Soldier says:

      The mayor is blind. It was through years of PEACEFUL civil rights protest that she has the opportunity as a black woman to be a mayor of a larger American city. Funny how those at the top forget how they got there.

      1. NEXT! says:

        MLK Jr would roll over in his grave if he knew you were comparing HIM and what he stood for to the OWS protestors defecating on police cars, raping women, stealing, assaulting, trashing, whining and moaning while texting, blogging and updating their facebook status and stuffing their faces with free food while pushing the truly needy homeless out of line.

      2. Retired SOF guy says:

        Those protests weren’t that peaceful…Democrat governors tended to unleash dogs, fire hoses, batons and rifle rounds on the largely Republican demonstrators. Oh, and the Republicans were protesting against a true evil. You guys are a farce. Liberals are either ignorant, stupid or evil (since any quick perusal of history shows the results of your policies). So which are you? Oh, and I laugh that you call yourself a soldier. I doubt everyone gets the joke. Too funny!

      3. MArc says:

        Thank you for yoru years of service. Thank you for all that you did for this country without anyone knowing.

      4. Liberal Soldier says:

        Very good rightwing hater. You called me about 4 bad names in one post. You go to the top of your angry hate class. There is no question the DNA of a conservative contains a hate gene that activates when someone does not agree with them or does not follow in lock-step.

  17. Shoot them all says:

    Shoot them all.

    1. Ed Stark says:

      Nah, that’s inhumane. Let’s fence them in and cut all food, water, and power to the camp. Then we will see these parasites for what they really are when they are cut off from the host.

  18. CCConservative says:

    My first thought reading this, what kind of female climbs into a tent and sleeps with a stranger, and then is surprised that in the morning her purse, etc. is gone? Where is the personal responsibility? Reveals totally the character, lifestyle, and irresponsibility of these protesters. Some paid for by Acorn, others have no idea why there are there – “I’m here for the party.” , and others just societal misfits. Yes, I am conservative and compared to the Tea Party, these are the lowest of low.

  19. Erin Fowler says:

    If you believe you are poor, and oppressed, and part of the 99 percent, and disenfranchised, and doomed to believe that expressing your opinion is best accomplished by squatting in inner city green zones, then you have defined yourself to be exactly that I haven’t heard any OSW clone express exactly what it is he or she has to offer to the “greater good”. And finally, liberal soldier, who, exactly, is your commander or your captain or your lieutenant, or you corporal? Who do you believe in and what, precisely, do you have to offer? And why should productive people stop what they are doing to give consideration to you?

  20. James Woods says:

    I agree with any government that uses permissible occupation as a method of removing them by any means necessary.

    I am in the 99% and I have to work everyday. These people are not.

    I have to get permits and these people are not.

    They are making the wrong statement and I can’t support that.

    They need to all go get jobs; and perhaps lives.

    The system we have may not be perfect. It may leave losers losers and winners winners however it’s the best system in the world.

  21. Anonymous says:

    “A woman told police she stayed in a man’s tent Friday night and awoke to find her money gone”

    Aw, redistribution of wealth in action.

  22. vick says:

    It is beyond real, these comments are full of personal attacks that go far beyond the actual story.

    Millions of empty souls with nothing better to do but feed on empty ideas. See how it works?

    Let your mind get polluted and then expect the rest of us to clean it up for you.

  23. JohnRalph says:

    Obama’s brand of socialism, which is an amalgamation of the Nationalist and Communist varieties despises America. Except for Islamic America which is an excellent example of both types, since it is a religion that through Sharia Law controls every aspects of one’s life. Virtually enslaving the believer.

    National SOCIALIST German WORKERS Party, referred to in English as the NAZI Party (socialism for the German ‘Teutonic’ Race), In reality though no different than the left’s socialism.

    Like Stalin, for the white Russians, or Pol Pot, for the Khmer Rouge, or Ho Chi Minh, for the Viet Minh, or Mao, for the Han Chinese.

    Socialist Gods that brought death and misery to tens if not hundreds of millions of humans.

    Let us not forget our SOCIALIST God, Mein Lord God High Führer Obama, for America’s liberal elite, Muslims and welfare voters on the dole.

    1. Jerry Frey says:

      Where do people like you get this tripe? Not even Sean Limbaugh is this ignorant…see below.

  24. BigBoa says:

    Nothing like a marxist….”MOSTLY gossip”… So yeah, it’s true, just not as much as “the man” claims.

    Note that their MO is almost always the same….typical “occupier”

    “We aren’t promoting socialism/communism/marxism. We just want the playing field level,,,,,,blah, blah, blah,” followed by some anti-capitalist hyperbole, anti-profit, etc…winding up with “what’s so wrong with marxism/communism/socialism ANYWAYS?”…… Hahahaha

    Or, this other classic

    “We are from all walks,,,,liberal, conservative, democrat, republican”….followed by a scathing attack of Bush, Cheney, Rove, Palin, etc, but somehow completely overlooking O’Bozo, Stretch Pelosi, Reid, Stoyer, Michael Moore, Oprah, etc, etc, etc…….

    Just laughable…..

  25. JohnFLob says:

    “…The Department of Parks and Recreation declined to issue a permit for the protest. …”

    If the protesters do not have the proper permits why are they still there? The collective of thinly disguised anarchists should be removed, by force if necessary.

    Would the authorities be turning a blind eye, nudge nudge wink wink know what I mean know what I mean, if this were T.E.A. group?

  26. Al Right says:

    The OWS Movement has collected over $600,000 in donations so far, and yet the homeless are shunned from partaking in their 5-Star Chef prepared meals…

    How about… Occupy a Soup Kitchen?
    Get more ows facts on my site:

  27. BigBoa says:

    Yes, and another hysterical aspect of these clowns,,,

    Keeping their almost 800 grand in donations, where else? A bank… And they’re fighting over who doles it out, who gets what…… AH HAHAHA!

    Clowns…..and complain about homeless eating “THEIR” food, and asking people to DONATE more tents, sleeping bags, coats, etc……so they can pocket the contributions apparently……. Amazing

    Who on God’s Earth would be STUPID enough to contribute ANYTHING to these leeches…

  28. Rocky says:

    Time to educate liberal soldier wannabe. You are a Socialist?Communist. Your rants prove such. Your Liberal Democrats founded the KKK. Your Liberal Al Gore’s dad fillibustered Civll Rights Legislation. Your ACLU was founded by the head of the Communist Party USA. Your Babs Lee of Oakland is a member of the Communist Party USA. Your Liberal Sugar Daddy, George Soros-Hungarian Jew and Nazi Collaborator. Hitler’s Master Race idea got it’s foundation from California Liberals/Progressives. It was called Eugenics.. Your Socialist Liberal Democrats on the Hill looked the other way while genocide ran through Darfur.
    Hitler and Stalin were considered Liberal and Progressive. The National Socialist Party was the Nazi Party.
    Obama’s registered name at Occidental was Barry Soetoro and a citizen of Indonesia. King Barry never did a legal name change to BHO. King Barry also likes to be in touch with his old domestic terrorist mentor-Bill Ayers.
    Most of your Hippies turned to Capitolism and got RICH. They used their brains.
    Without Capitolism, you would not have a park to put your lazy, lice ridden waste of human flesh.
    If you think being a lazy French Socialist is cool, I’m sure Franch will welcome you.
    Well, Mr. Liberal Soldier Wannabe, you have enough truth here to either digest or to deny and continue to live in your LSD inspired Utopia !

    1. Mike says:

      Good God, that’s a lot of writing, completely devoid of even one cohesive or rational thought…….

  29. Luke Stone says:

    Of course the cities should have to finance these Burning Man reunions..victimized again!
    We were at Occupy Wall Street Halloween night; several videos are posted of what happened when we tried to trick-or-treat tent to tent? Check them out if you enjoy hipster rage..
    We did a telling OSW Survey as well. You can observe the anti-capitalist results at

  30. wpj says:

    I”m totally ashamed of the Mayor’s actions. It is doubtful whether I will vote for her now. These young people are atttempting to modify and improve the world in which they now live and which they will inherit from their elders, who have tended often not only to condone greed and excess, but also to emulate it. I am quite proud of what these protesters are trying to accomplish.

    1. krp says:

      If they want to improve the world they should have themselves spayed and neutered so that the next generation will not have to deal with their stupidity

      1. Liberal Soldier says:

        KRP, your comments are nasty and disrespectful. You would be better served to keep those comments to yourself. They don’t hurt anyone but you. They show a clear sense you don’t grasp the reason why they are protesting. This is an adult conversation and you bring nothing to the table.

  31. Matt says:

    Derp. Charging a cell phone or iPad costs about 25c a year. If the city is that strapped for cash, maybe the mayor and council should consider a pay cut. Otherwise, the protesters can charge their equipment on my outside outlet in Little Italy. I’ll even put out a power strip.

    1. RoBoTech says:

      Please do so, I need a place to recharge my Ipod.’
      And so does about 150,000 others.
      Thank you Sir!

      1. Kelly says:

        150,000 protesters in that tiny downtown Baltimore square? Your absurd sense of proportion probably applies to taxation as well……..

  32. Dennis in WV says:

    Why don’t these protesters just shutup and “occupy” a job.

    1. Liberal Soldier says:

      Dennis, you have no clue why they are protesting do you?

      1. disappointedvet says:

        Dear Liberal Soldier,

        your problem is that you expect the government to fix your situation for you instead of fixing it on your own. The government does not owe you a job. If the government would get out of the way of trying to run peoples lives, people would understand they don’ t need the goverment to “fix” things for them.

      2. Liberal Soldier says:


        Please read all of my comments. I am against the governments handling of our economy, our wars, and our way of life. They have used their elections to enrich themselves through campaign contributions and trolling for huge donors most of whom work on Wall Street. I am referring to Democrats and republicans. Congress has a 9% approval rating out6 of a possible 100%. Get the picture? Not trying to be disrespectful but please read what is being said before you show everyone how divided and brainwashed you have allowed to become.

    2. Retired SOF guy says:

      I’d be happy if they just shut up and re-occupied their parents’ basement. Their parents have failed them, so let them live with their failures.

  33. fecal_heroes says:

    Most of these commenters are from the Washington cancer itself, or metastasizing counties – which makes their comments laughable and condemnatory. In other words the very parasites (or useful idiots) feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class, can’t handle being confronted with the truth. They really have earned all the steamy excrement patriots everywhere can provide.

    As far as the freedom fighters victimized by these very apparatchiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, the nation’s prayers are with them. And with the Anonymous brigade.

  34. the truth says:

    All of you should just STFU. Ynder the constitutional amendment rights, they have every right to be there & protest. This is as much about the lying phony’s in the White house as it is about the Republicans & Tea baggers. There needs to be transparency in government & to get the big money influence out of govt. We all suffer eventually if this is not fixed.

    1. tylerjake says:

      here here comrade!! Now head on down to Cuba, where you’d do much better.

    2. brian says:

      They have a right to protest. They don’t have the right to occupy private property.

      1. Don says:

        It’s not private – it’s a public square. They have just as much right to be there as anyone.

  35. Susan Kuuhns says:

    This is Obamaville – This is what we got for Hope and Change… Obama and the rest of the Socialist mnions out in 2012. We will take America back for the working people of our country.

  36. tylerjake says:

    The mayor needs to break out the fire hoses and RAID. That will get rid of these parasites.

    1. Liberal Soldier says:

      Tyler Jake let me get this right. So Americans exercising their constitutional rights to protest against the establishment makes them parasites? They should be “hosed down” like the protesters in Selma, AL in the 60s because they dared to protest the status quo? I will pray for you Tyler and those on the same hate level as you.

      1. WEARELEGION says:



      2. tylerjake says:

        Get a job dude! You’re a disgrace!

      3. Liberal Soldier says:


        From reading your posts I would never take any advice from you. You don’t seem old enough. Why don’t you find out why the OWS is protesting the government and Wall Street. I bet you don’t even know.

  37. DomesticGoddess says:

    Liberal Soldier – Specifically, what do you want?

  38. Tyrone Washington says:

    Obama gets his donation cash from the wealthy 1%ers. He’s advicer is multibillionaire Warren Buffet. His policy comes from multi billionaire George Sorros.He’s friends with BP, Goldman Sachs, GM, Chrysler. Billions of dollars went to solar panel and electric car companies who; CEO’s were campaign fund raisers for him. Obama isn’t hope and change, and he isn’t looking out for the 99%ers. Wake the hell up and clear your mind.

    1. sameolesameole says:

      Obama could have FEMA airlift a few thousand extension cords and they could plug into the local McDonalds and Starbucks. There goes the electric blanket idea for winter

      1. Liberal Soldier says:


        It will be hard to reach the 1% level than it was for your parents or theirs. Not because of hard work. But because our politicians have “slanted” the playing field to the point where it would be harder to get higher education, cost more to borrow money to create jobs and harder for your job to compete with companies that have benefited from legislation to move businesses overseas for slave labor and then bring them back to this country for sale. Thus taking jobs away from Americans. Many on this board are going after the protesters without a clue what they are protesting about. I give Fox News credit. They know how to keep their viewers as dumb as a rock.

    2. Liberal Soldier says:

      Tyrone Wasington,
      My point exactly. You only failed to include the conservative politicians. Our government is broken with corrupt, self-serving, bought and paid for shills that cater to the wealthy and develop policy to ensure the wealthy never has to contribute to the growth of America. We can’t get a jobs bill in this country because it asked the wealthiest in our society to pay a few hunderd dollars more in taxes. Has any politician volunteered to pay a little more for THEIR benefits or take a pay cut? I think you know the answer.

      1. Grizzle says:

        You may have noticed that the Jobs bill was unpopular with the Democrats too, because it was a farce. The rich already pay a disproportionate share of the Federal tax revenue(and they can voluntarily send in more if they feel that they aren’t paying enough). The fact of the matter is that any new tax revenues wouldn’t even cover 1 month of our deficit spending, and would likely just be spent on more pork. The issue isn’t corporations or rich people. It’s politicians making bad policy, thinking that they know how to manipulate the market. Most all of our financial woes can be traced to the housing bubble, which was created by policies in Bill Clinton’s administration. Government mandates coerced banks/financial institutions into making irresponsible financial decisions, as they knew the government would bail them out.

      2. Marc says:


        I stopped at the site yesterday and found little going on. I posted my observations below.

  39. emil56 says:

    This problem was caused by a bunch of incompetent political hacks that call themselves politicians,from the president,right on down.When all else fails exploit the poor, the sick ,and the ignoant.

    1. Liberal Soldier says:


      You are 100% correct.

    2. Marc says:

      I hav eto agree. The hacks, though, have been elected by the people. The people allow themselves to be spoon-fed “news and information” rather than going out and finding it themselves. The people who are electing these hacks do not actively think, much less conduct critical thinking.

      I wish it weren’t so

  40. dave_ct says:

    This whole exercise with the current “protests” is simply a dry run in advance of the real union thug facilitated demonstrations, flash mobs and riots leading up to Election Day ’12. It’ll be a good enough reason for Obama to enact “Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20″ (HSPD20) and suspend the election until HE gets things back to “normal.”

    All part of the “re-election” strategy. Wait a minute, who needs a re-election strategy when you have HSPD20 at your finger tips.

    That’s “Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20,″ folks – The radical Marxist’s dream come true!

  41. KissssssssssssIt says:

    Poor silly confused pathetic little OWS (Oh, We Stink!) protestors … stomping their feet, banging their drums, scrawling their signs … and yet still taking time to smoke weed, drink heavily and rape their fellow protestors … kudos for multi-tasking! Please take your lice-infested stink fest a little further and set up camp next to your #1 supporter’s mansion on Pa Ave … [zer]0bama — and the other libs YOU voted for — are the ones who bailed out the people you “hate.” Go to the WH and let your prez know. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it. But first, do yourselves a favor and stop at the 7-11 and pick up some deodorant. Please.

    1. Liberal Soldier says:


      You have no clue why they are protesting. If you did you would not make the inaccurate statements you have. There is a broad base of Americans participating in these protest to include veterans and soldiers who have fought for the right to protest. I would imagine there are as many rich people doing crack, lines of cocaine, and smoking weed as it is these protesters. It is important you understand why they are there before you make childish statements which reflect on your intelligence and allegience.

      1. NEXT! says:

        Liberal Soldier wrote:

        “You have no clue why they are protesting.
        >>>>>>> The “protestors” have no clue why they are protesting.

        “It is important to understand why they are there.”
        >>>>>>> The “protestors” don’t know why there are there.

        “Rich people doing lines of cocaine.”
        >>>>>>> Like Barack Obama (stated in his book)

      2. WEARELEGION says:



  42. JOe Dutra says:

    It is getting cold. They want to have a little dust-up with the police, claim victory, and go home to their parent’s basement.

  43. Muslim_Conservative says:

    Barack “Palpatine” Obama, anyone?

  44. brian says:

    I’m not part of the 1%, but I’m busting my ass to get there. And when I get there, it won’t make me a bad person.

    1. Cort says:

      You’re delusional – unless you are already the in 1%, you never will be.

      1. NEXT! says:

        Don’t worry, Cort, once Brian gets to be part of the 1%, maybe he will hire you to take out the trash.

      2. Cort says:

        I won’t bother holding my breath, the 1% don’t hire people much anyway.

  45. Jane Sellman says:

    If Mayor Rawlings is so concerned about public safety and public good, tell her to restore sanitation services downtown to twice a week. She might also like to fix the potholes on streets not involved in car races and do something about the broken sidewalks.

  46. mamajoyc says:

    I can’t (but should) understand the stupidity coming from the city council and mayor. “Self government” is not democracy it is anarchy, and these are law breakers. The Councilman is sympathetic to the message! What message. Even the spokesperson (demonstrations now have spokespeople) said most of the statements about crime and drugs are rumors. That makes some of them true. Get back to governing the city.

    1. jkim says:

      In the words of columnist Walter Williams, “when you subsidize something, you get it.” Government officials are subsidizing anarchy with their sympathy, and they are going to regret the results.

  47. cntrlfrk says:

    These brainwashed children need to ask themselves if they are willing to die for Obama.

    Because he will keep pushing his loyal brown-shirts until there is more blood in the streets.

    Is he worth it???

    1. NEXT! says:

      cntrlfrk wrote:

      “(Obama) will keep pushing his loyal brown-shirts until there is more blood in the streets.’

      >>>>>>> There are no porta-potties down there, which explains why there is so much “brown” in the streets now. At least is matches their shirts.

    2. Josh K. says:

      What the he11 are you talking about? Why do people post moronic things like this?

  48. Leo_Scorpio says:

    OWS have plenty of free time (no work makes you free, and poor)… Look at the activity Liberal S (as in ASS) displays… Funny and sad… What a country…

  49. Armed Texan says:

    “People have spent thousands of years living without electricity,”

    That’s almost as long as hippies have lived without soap.

  50. Lynn says:

    Who needs electricity when the Occu-puppets have strings?

  51. Philly Mic says:

    Hey Soldier Boy. It is the Democratic government that created the policies that drove corporations out of the U.S. Once they are removed from office in 2012, and the Tea Party led conservitives revise the tax and enviromental policies that restrict corporate growth. U.S. companies will be able to create the jobs needed to improve the economy. The only problem is, you probably do not have the educational background to contribute to the needed growth. You probably selected an educational path in a liberal arts degree that does not provide you or your fellow protesters the skills needed to be of value to an employer.

    1. Liberal Soldier says:

      It is hilarious how you are “speculating” about me. Why are you focusing on me or my education? Just because we disagree on the political direction of this country it has to mean I am different from you or have had some form of schooling that is causing my failure to follow your course. Philly Mic it is okay for someone to see things politically different. It is the course of life. Read my posts and you will get an idea how I feel about both political parties and why I support the OWS and Teaparty movements. it is getting a little old reading all the short sighted thinking on this blog.

  52. jkim says:

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

    1. Ryan says:

      I don’t know, the teaparty is all stupid people, and they can’t seem to do anything at all.

      1. jkim says:

        At least the Tea Party can clean up after themselves. That isn’t rocket science. But Occupy can’t seem to do even as much as that.

        Oh, yeah, and then there were those pesky 2010 elections, courtesy of the Tea Party! 😉

  53. Mac Winters says:

    Bulldoze the settlement now. Disregard obstacles.

  54. jkim says:

    I’m having deja vous: riding in my parents’ car down Peachtree Street in Atlanta, and seeing hippies sitting or lying all over the sidewalk, trashing the place.

  55. dusty coates says:

    I worked for forty years and just retired in July. I am sick and tired of filling the trough that these idiots think they are entitled to feed at. GET a JOB and pay your own way. I seen a woman crying on TV that she can not afford to pay her student loan and still pay her rent, of course her degree was in the humanties area, and who wants to hire someone with this degree. Get a degree in something where you contribute to the country or stop your whining.

    1. Mike says:

      And we’re tired of paying your social security and medicare, but we do, because not everyone is an ignorant, entitled, self-righteous SOB such as yourself.

  56. John Fox says:

    Inhumane?? What did these useful idiots do three months ago?? Didn’t they have homes then to go to to keep warm?? The government may have to allow free speech, but they don’t have any obligation to help. Especially such inconsiderate, self-righteous idiots that don’t even have any ‘speech’ to say, all they have are complaints with no solutions.

    Pack up and go back to your mama’s basement until you can learn to wipe your own bottoms.

  57. h keester says:

    It is the human thing to do…cut power. These misfits think it is some kind of game. Get off your lazy butts and find some kind of job.

  58. banjo says:

    To whom it may concern.

    Stop blaming and name calling. No law will set you free. A free market is only as strong as it’s ethical center. The same can be said for ANY economic or legal system. A tantrum/protest will only lead to pacification.

    From what I have seen so far most of the OWS campers are to lazy to vote and to comfortable to fight. The ones that do seem to vote support additional legislation and those willing to fight are just rock chucking thugs.

    Additional legislation will further complicate an already too complex freedom robbing government.

    Rioting will just make people afraid and further damage our economy.

    Find a candidate, throw your combined weight behind him. VOTE for a simpler system.

  59. Blake S. Davis says:

    Why no protests in Washington? Easy answer – these protests are orchestrated by the White House. When Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the Democrats tried to blame it on right wing incitement of violence – even though there had never been an arrest, much less violence at a single Tea Party rally.

    Now along comes Biden, warning of protests right before OWS began – a movement that started and has been taking place from a private park owned by a company that had just received a huge loan for “wind power.” OWS is a movement initiated by the successor to ACORN, many of the protestors are paid off homeless people, and the movement is certainly guided if not orchestrated by the White House.

    But back to violence. After the Giffords shooting, conservatives were roundly criticized by the Democratic press, for inciting violence. The shoe is now on the other foot, and do we hear a word about how Democratic media is inciting violence? Of course not – despite Biden and others who talked about people taking to the street and all the rest, when it is left wing violence, somehow Democrats get a pass from the hypocrites in the Democratic media.

    Don’t you people on the left ever get sick of being manipulated? Or do you not mind it?

    1. WEARELEGION says:


  60. jkim says:

    I don’t understand these people. I have 23 yr. old twins. They have never been out of work yet. When they couldn’t find a job that paid what they wanted, they created their own jobs. One started a yard maintenance business and the other a house cleaning business.

    My daughter now has a full time job with benefits.she got a degree in Graphic Design at a low cost technical school and has no school loans. She has a great work ethic, so although she started as a part time contract employee, they soon asked her to apply for a full time manager’s positions, and out of 8 applicants they picked her. While she was at the part time job, though, she kept cleaning houses to supplement her income.

    My son is still going to school to be a piano technician. He does his yard business and plans to slowly transition as he adds piano customers.

    I don’t understand these people. They could do the same sort of thing, but instead they whine about how there are no jobs. I’d guess the real problem with a lot of them is that they don’t know how to work, and no one wants to hire a whiny crybaby.

  61. TexasRick says:

    You rebels without a clue may think you’re speaking for the silent majority of the country, but I have news for you…99.99999% of Americans think of you as a bunch of deadbeat punks looking for the next handout or want others to wipe your bottom, change your diaper and put you to bed with your blanky. Frickin’ losers.

  62. WBOB says:

    OWS = “ready, fire, aim”

  63. WEARELEGION says:




  64. JuanSoto says:

    The electricity is in the wires, whether we use it or not. They have no right to charge us for it. And by shutting down businesses, we let those politicians know how unhappy we are.

    It all makes sense.

    1. WEARELEGION says:


  65. TexasRick says:

    Does anybody remember seeing anyone covering their faces at at Tea Party rally? Didn’t think so….That’s because we are proud of the stand we ar taking against government control of our lives and not hiding behind masks like a bunch of cowards hoping no one would recognize us. Come on you wet farts. If you’re really committed to the cause, have the stones to show your faces

  66. jkim says:

    To any of you protesters who are listening , get a copy of Brett and Alex Harris’ DO HARD THINGS. It’s not too late for you to learn to be responsible instead of blaming others for your problems.

  67. Longshoreman says:

    I am afraid of my own union leadership these days. We are spending hard-earned dues money to support this nonsense. I thought about ending my union membership, but I am honestly afraid of what might happen. Something is very wrong when we have to feel this way.

    1. GOP4EVER says:

      Longshoreman, kudos for telling the truth. You could serve everyone by going onto every blog, website, conversation and relate how the union thugs scare their own members – conservatives have been right all along.

  68. cntrlfrk says:

    Why is it that Obama, Al Qaeda and the OWS all have the same goals???


    1. robert g says:

      Because they are all evil

    2. Cort says:

      Why is it you think it’s appropriate to make stupid and completely unfounded statements?

      1. WEARELEGION says:


  69. disappointedvet says:

    The double standards here are amazing. when the Tea Party folks demonstrated in Richmond, VA, they had to pay fees for the use of the land they took up, extra police requirements, permit fees, etc. the Occupy folks have not even applied for any type of permits; they just show up, then complain that the government is not supplying their needs while they protest. That’s the difference between folks who want the government out of their lives, and the ones that want the government to tell them what to do and how to live.

  70. mindfloat says:

    This is easy. Pass a law that fines them $100 for everytime they are out past 10 pm. If they get a ticket between 10:00 and 10:59 pm, they can get another one between 11:00 and 11:59 pm and so on until 6:00 am. Then don’t cut the electricity, but put it on a credit swipe system and charge $100 per hour per 15 amp outlet. Violance is not necessary. Capitalism will take care of it!!!

  71. Steve Wilson says:

    Interesting that the TEA Party demonstrators were funded, backed and “protected” by businesses, and were generally clueless (just watch any videos, they keep looking back to their “handlers” and are unable to answer reporter’s questions on their own). They even had violent confrontations, however, the Occupy forks are being targeted by local governments and the police. Question: Who is pulling the strings behind the scenes to control local governments? Bet if WJZ actually had any journalists rather than talking heads, they could trace back to the manipulators.

    1. Scotty in fells says:

      hahaha wait a sec… youre telling me the majority of the Occupy protesters actually know what they are protesting for?

  72. Scotty in fells says:

    Hippies dont need power. Hipsters on the other hand, oh gees this could be a problem…

  73. Scotty in fells says:

    hahaha wait a sec… youre telling me the majority of the Occupy protesters actually know what they are protesting for?

  74. moleman says:

    Wanna bet if you protesters of the OWS lost your jobs tomorrow by the stroke of a pen somewhere on Wall st, you would be singing a far different tune. They have a right to be where they are, it’s their constitutional right & they have agreed to pay for the electricity. The Mayor & her fat ass will pay for this in the election.

    1. Liberal Soldier says:

      Blake-Rawlings is a politician and part of the problem. She is in the pockets of the 1% and treatment of the OWS Americans does not suprise me. When we vote in HONEST politicians that put our country first instead of their re-election coffers.

  75. Buffalo Soldier says:

    This country was founded on freebies, they took the land from the native american and gave free land to all white settlers.

    1. Dinger says:

      So, who did the “native Americans” displace when they settled the land?

  76. Buffalo Soldier says:

    Most of you guy are watching to much fox news and listen to that racist on wcbm 680 tom marr.

    1. Dinger says:

      Yeah, just like that racist Majik 95.9 and Tom Joyner.

    2. Liberal Soldier says:

      I did not know 680 CBM was still on the air.

    3. Think For Yourself! says:

      Please provide ONE EXAMPLE of how Tom Marr is a racist. And ‘Liberal Soldier,’ you poor misguided, angry, ignorant fool, your idiocy is showing.

      1. Liberal Soldier says:

        Calling names as usual. The DNA of a Conservative. I guess hate is something sowen into your very fiber. Anyway we disagree with one another so let it be. (If your DNA will let you) LOL

  77. Marc says:


    I stopped at the Baltimore Occupy site yesterday. I was expecting to get in that area closer to 4 PM, but got there actually about 3:45.

    As I walked through the “camp” I saw there were about 25 to 30 tents set up. There was less than 10 people in the Occupy area, though. While I was there, a saxaphone player parked his car across the street and came into the area. He set up his donations bin and started playing.

    I also saw, and photographed, more than 30 signs that were laying on the ground. There were two people sitting at a table near these signs. Both of these people looked, dressed, and smelled as if they were there, on site, part time. That is to say, they were going home, showering, eating, and sleeping and not living the Occupy lifestyle.

    Now, there was a fellow dressed as the Grim Reaper. Grim stood near a sign which was painted on both sides, the back is the one which caught my attention. IT said, basically, that the Republican health care system was going to have people dying while the currentl Democrat one is the best. Since my wife has Multiple Sclerosis, I have PTSD, and three of our four children are frequently evaluated for learning disabilities at Johns Hopkins I am very familiar with the costs of healthcare. I summed up my situation about my meds and my wife’s meds and asked him why is it that, since Obamacare got pushed through, costs for my meds had gone up three times and my wife’s meds have become almost too expensive to buy. The only thing he was capable of saying was “Oh, I don’t think that’s so”. So, here is a REAL LIFE example staring him in the face and he cannot show sympathy for the situation all he can say is that he doesn’t believe it. He called me a liar in response to what I am experiencing.

    All the times that I have driven past there (Daily since this started!!!) O have seen less than 10 people actually hlding signs and “protesting”. The first time I try to engage one of them, I get called a liar.

    I will be back to talk to this crew. Next time, I may ask the well dressed, cleaned, and clearly not-sleeping-in-tents-on-the-streets people. Maybe they will have the spine to engage me in discussion.

  78. po po po says:

    Don’t remove them. It is the most out of towners the harbor has seen in years

  79. Think For Yourself says:

    To anyone thinking the avalanche of anti-OWS blather here is for real, Google “sock puppet”. These shills, often paid, descend on topics all over the internet and storm the comments sections to spread disinformation and try to sway public opinion. The fact is, unless you are filthy rich, you should be supporting the Ocuupy movement. It has nothing to do with being “liberal” or anything else, nor is it about “handouts”, nor is it only comprised of students, the unemployed, “potheads”, or any other thing the sock puppets try to smear it with. Do your own research away from these comment sections and think for yourself.

  80. Think For Yourself! says:

    To anyone thinking the avalanche of OWS support here is for real, Google “useful idiots”. These shills, often paid, descend on topics all over the internent and storm the comments sections to spread disinformation and try to sway public opinion. The fact is, only the filthy ignorant are supporting OWS. It has everything to do with being “liberal” and getting “handouts”, and is comprised of nothing but students, the unemployed, “potheads,” angry, sullen fools … and rapists … and any other thing the useful idiots can use, as they themselves are used by the very government unions and filthy rich they hate. Do your own research away from these comment sections and think for yourself.

    the Ocuupy movement. It has nothing to do with being “liberal” or anything else, nor is it about “handouts”, nor is it only comprised of students, the unemployed, “potheads”, or any other thing the sock puppets try to smear it with. Do your own research away from these comment sections and think for yourself.

  81. Think For Yourself! says:

    To anyone thinking the avalanche of OWS support here is for real, Google “useful idiots”. These shills, often paid, descend on topics all over the internent and storm the comments sections to spread disinformation and try to sway public opinion. The fact is, only the filthy ignorant are supporting OWS. It has everything to do with being “liberal” and getting “handouts”, and is comprised of nothing but students, the unemployed, “potheads,” angry, sullen fools … and rapists … and any other thing the useful idiots can use, as they themselves are used by the very government unions and filthy rich they hate. Do your own research away from these comment sections and think for yourself.

  82. KissssssssssssIt says:

    Poor silly confused pathetic little OWS (Oh, We Stink!) protestors … stomping their feet, banging their drums, scrawling their signs … and yet still taking time to smoke weed, drink heavily and rape their fellow protestors … kudos for multi-tasking! Please take your lice-infested stink fest a little further and set up camp next to your #1 supporter’s mansion on Pa Ave … [zer]0bama — and the other libs YOU voted for — are the ones who bailed out the people you “hate.” Go to the WH and let your prez know. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it. But first, do yourselves a favor and stop at the 7-11 and pick up some deodorant. Please.

  83. Al Right says:


    The OWS Movement has collected over $600,000 in donations so far, and yet the homeless are shunned from partaking in their 5-Star Chef prepared meals…

    How about… Occupy a Soup Kitchen?
    Get more ows facts on my site:

  84. AL Righty says:

    Can we just run the hippies over with tanks yet?
    The OWS Movement has collected over $600,000 in donations so far, and yet the homeless are shunned from partaking in their 5-Star Chef prepared meals…

    How about… Occupy a Soup Kitchen?
    Get more ows facts on my site:

  85. Liberal Soldier says:

    They are not leaving. Get over it.

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