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Occupy The Iowa Caucus

December 29, 2011 by  

Occupy The Iowa Caucus

Protesters aligned with the OWS movement have said that they plan to occupy the Iowa caucus.

“The 99 percent have woken up and we’re not going to take it anymore,” said Occupy activist Stephen Toothman, of Des Moines, according to The Daily Caller.

The OWS group is reportedly working to decide which candidates they will target as the GOP hopefuls make their way across the State in a campaign dash. According to the article, hundreds of Occupy activists from as many as 10 States are expected to participate in a “People’s Caucus” near the Capitol to plot activities between now and the Jan. 3 caucuses.

A statement on the Occupy Des Moines website says, “We are excited to announce the First in the Nation Caucus Occupation. This winter, presidential campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa and political events throughout the state will be occupied. Occupy Des Moines will not interfere with or disrupt caucus voting on Jan 3. We are not targeting voters.”

The activists say their tactics will include interrupting candidates at events and camping out at their Iowa campaign offices. Many people fear the OWS group will tarnish Iowa’s reputation for civil political discourse ahead of the caucus.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    In the current language of instant accountability (because common sense is so hard to find), that Toothman dolt should be viewed as a drive-by space cadet and potential terrorist. Are campaign laws so lax that any fruitcake can interfere via a claim to further social justice at the expense of free speech?
    The only difference between people like Toothman and a social justice, ‘command from the bench’ loon is that Toothman isn’t a judge. Does he even have a JOB?
    He’s a “substitute” judge. He’s probably being paid for his stupidity. Iowa, keep tabs on that retard, and when or if he steps over the line, NAIL the SOB.

    • Warrior

      It should be interesting to see if the occupiers have to same zeal when it comes time for the “obamanites convention”, very interesting indeed.

      • eddie47d

        Actually they have actively sought permission to be outside the Democrat convention. So they will be there whether approved or not.

    • john

      I am so delighted that the Occupy Movement. They have introduced a refreshing dialogue about the huge disparities in income and wealth in this country and how this growing divide is cancerous to our democracy. As to Occupation of the Democratic convention, I sure hope so. The activists associated with the movement should take their message to the Dem’s convention. Both the Dems and the Repubs have been bought off by the 1%.

      • Amber

        Your statement lacks a truthful fact. To say that both the Dems and Republicans have been bought by the 1% is incorrect, because Ron Paul is a Republican. The party may have been hijacked by the 1%, but the only candidate true to actual conservative principles is Ron Paul, who has NEVER taken a thing from the 1% and stands in opposition to them, responsible for a true liberty movement over the past 4 years, that has achieved a partial audit of the Fed and led the fight to stop these things.

        A truer statement is that there is only one presidential candidate who has NOT been bought by the 1%… and the media lie that he can’t win is garbage. He’s leading in the polls in Iowa and expected to be the most likely candidate to win… so if you like the overall flavor of addressing the economic challenges OWS is intending to solve, albeit somewhat ignorantly, then becoming aware that there is a candidate who can solve all of them and has been speaking the same message for over 30 years is critical… You are absolutely correct about the rest of them though.

      • meteorlady

        You are delighted? I just saw a bunch of them while visiting Seattle and Tacoma. They were dirty, trash was everywhere and they were yelling at people walking by disrupting shopping and night life in downtown Tacoma.

        I also got this in the mail today:

        The Democrats have said that the Occupy Party was their answer to and “just like” the Tea Party. The data below conclusively indicates it was NOT “just like the TEA party.” Amazingly, this listing only covers reported actions and events.

        REPORTED ARRESTS
        OCCUPY PARTY = 4149+
        TEA PARTY = 0

        DEATHS
        Occupy Party = 7
        Tea Party = 0

        RAPES
        Occupy = 12
        Tea Party = 0

        ARSON DAMAGE
        Occupy = $10,000,000.00
        Tea Party = $0

        PUBLIC DEFECATION
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        ANTISEMITIC RANTS
        Occupy = 12
        Tea Party = 0

        COST TO TAXPAYERS (11/9)
        Occupy = $19,327,487.00+
        Tea Party = $0

        PUBLIC MASTURBATION
        Occupy = 3
        Tea Party = 0

        MOLOTOV COCKTAILS THROWN
        Occupy = 10
        Tea party = 0

        FIGHTS STARTED
        Occupy = YES
        Tea party = NO

        CHILDREN EXPLOITED
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        POLICE CARS DAMAGED
        Occupy = 2
        Tea Party = 0

        PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS
        Occupy = YES
        Tea party = NO

        DRUG POSSESSION ARREST
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        CONCEALED WEAPON ARREST
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        DRUG OVERDOSE
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        THEFTS
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        BURGLARIES
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        VANDALISM ARREST
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        TRESPASSING ARREST
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        NON FATAL SHOOTINGS
        Occupy = 1
        Tea Party = 0

        PUBLIC URINATION
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        URINATION ON OTHERS
        Occupy = YES
        Tea Party = NO

        ISRAELI FLAGS BURNED
        Occupy = 2
        Tea Party = 0

        AMERICAN FLAGS BURNED
        Occupy = 1
        Tea Party = 0

        AMERICAN FLAGS DANCED ON
        Occupy = 1
        Tea Party = 0

        AMERICAN FLAGS DESECRATION
        Occupy = 25
        Tea Party = 0

        FELONY ASSAULT ON AN EMT
        Tea Party = 0

        HEAD/BODY LICE OUTBREAKS
        Occupy = 11
        Tea Party = 0

        TUBERCULOSIS OUTBREAKS
        Occupy = 1
        Tea Party = 0

        MURDER
        Occupy = 1
        Tea Party = 0

        SUICIDE
        Occupy = 1
        Tea Party = 0

        SHOTS FIRED AT WHITE HOUSE
        Occupy = 1
        Tea Party = 0

        SCABIES OUTBREAKS
        Occupy = 1
        Tea party = 0

        The Tea Party is NOT ENDORSED by any of the following. They all, however endorse the Occupy movement:
        OBAMA ENDORSED

        PELOSI ENDORSED

        CAIR ENDORSED

        SOCIALIST PARTY ENDORSED

        NAZI PARTY ENDORSED

        MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ENDORSED

        COMMUNIST PARTY ENDORSED

        BIDEN ENDORSED

        HUGO CHAVEZ ENDORSED

        BLACK PANTHERS ENDORSED

        HEZBOLLAH ENDORSED

        MARXIST UNION ENDORSED

        9/11 TRUTHER ENDORSED

        BOLSHEVIK ENDORSED

        IRAN GOVERNMENT ENDORSED

        AYATOLLAH ENDORSED

        NORTH KOREA ENDORSED

        FARRAKHAN ENDORSED

        NATION OF ISLAM ENDORSED

        How “refreshing” indeed…..

        • http://naver samurai

          Well said. I guess the libs, Soros, and the media have been covering things up so much that people don’t really realize that this movement is just to take attention away from Obama bin Laden. Clinton did the same when firing missiles at abandoned camps in Afghanistan and an aspirin factory in Sudan. This got people’s attention off of he and Monika. Or how about Carter’s antics to get people to stop looking at his brother Billy and his giving secrets to Lybia? SSDD for the lib, gay loving, baby killing, marxists. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • eddie47d

          Much of her list of endorsements was bogus and full of half truths but you seem to like only half of the truth.

          • http://naver samurai

            Care to cite a source showing where it is bogus? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Warrior

          Meteorlady,

          LMAO – this is representative of the “new socialist democreep party”. Amazing how very few realize today’s creeps are a collection of misfits including mao and stalin lovers. Today’s rino’s are yesterday’s democrats. Libertarians are now yesterday’s repubs. Yep, we need a third party OR just get rid of the collection referred to as democreeps.

  • Sirian

    What we have here is the herd of COWS (Crazy Occupy Wall Streeters) being herded from one feed lot to another. They haven’t the sense to understand that if they want to make a direct and decisive point then do it in the right feed lot – Washington D.C. These mindless COWS are being led around by the nose and even though they have their almighty degrees they still can’t think for themselves. And this is what we have to look forward to for possible new members of Congress in the years to come? Please. It may not hurt to have all of them checked out as possible carriers of MAD COW DISEASE which is without question, terminal.

    • Amber

      I agree with your assessment of them as COWS, and I’m really glad Ron Paul never associated with OWS. This is a stupid plan. I may be part of the 99% but this group does NOT represent me because I’m wise enough to know they are misguided blind followers. It’s not even Washington that should be the main target. Granted, Washington is a bigger piece of the problem pie than the banks are, but the true head of the snake is the Federal Reserve(about as federal as Federal Express.

      If there were no Federal Reserve printing money out of thin air, creating bubbles and manipulated economic tragedies, the 99% and America itself would NOT be in the predicament that spawned the OWS movement in the first place. Nor would be be involved in decade long “nation building” wars, because we wouldn’t have the money to fund them and we’d HAVE to0 live within our means… but when there’s a Federal Reserve printing money like candy the profiteering of both banks and corporations gets out of hand.

      OWS should leave the caucus alone. It’s a stupid move… but then if Iowans don’t like it they should vote for the only candidate who would end the OWS movement altogether… The cows will go back to their private pastures with a Ron Paul win… cutting a Trillon from the budget in year ONE and working to end both the Fed and the IRS who operate without Constitutional jurisdiction are only a few of the real solutions to the woes of the 99%…

      Any other Republican candidate will only offer more of the same and fuel this movement to even greater heights of stupidity and ignorance… They live under the illusion that they are awake, but they are only lucid and still dreaming. Hope America wakes up completely, and even if misguided, I hope the OWS movement stirs people out of their cartoon reality and into the real world where together we can create REAL solutions, not be a bunch of blind following COWS, as you so perfectly named them. :)

  • Randy131

    What are they targeting then, if not the voters? The right to vote for a change in government, that has brought about the mess this economy is in, and which is the reason the OWS even exists? I personally believe they are just protesting for the 15 minutes of fame it brings them, and are supported and directed by liberal Democrats and socialists Unions, trying to disturb the Republican process of nominating a candidate, and in doing so reminding the people of what and who put us in the mess we’re in. Just a big distraction from the realities and truth of what’s wrong, in order to save the diginity of those who have caused, and continues, the misery the American people have, and are, going through.

    • Sirian

      They just don’t get it Randy131, they just don’t get it. The COWS can’t understand that they are just being led around and told what to do and say. Think about it, just how intelligent are cows? Need I answer?

  • Mel

    Having been born in Iowa, I foresee a real problem looming when a bunch of union thugs from ten other states trying to mess with Iowans. They may think we are a bunch of corn fed ignorant farmers, but us farm boys have a narrow view of outsiders telling us how to vote. Don’t be surprised if you get a fencepost upside the head. As for the rest of the OWS wimps, you shouldn’t be caught in the middle if you value your safety. Go back home and tend to your own problems and get a job and vote in your own state. I stand with Iowa, and occupiers get the heck out!

    • Sirian

      Mel that is exactly what the COWS have been fed, “They may think we are a bunch of corn fed ignorant farmers”. You’re right and I stand with you, “Go back home and tend to your own problems and get a job and vote in your own state.” The unions just love easily herded COWS, don’t they. . . :)

      • Mel

        Yep!

    • eddie47d

      You don’t think that the Heritage foundation and the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have influence in Iowa or any other state. Don’t be so naive you all.

  • http://Boblivingston Gottaplenty

    They walk among us , and they vote

    • http://www.personalliberty.com Patrick Corrigan

      Even the young students with huge student loans have figured out we are all being screwed by both parties, if there is not voluntary change and honesty soon, then Arab Spring, is going to become American Spring. The American public is unafraid to reorganize.

      • meteorlady

        So I’m sorry if those students were stupid enough to take out loans for their college education and now can’t find a job to pay back the loan. I don’t owe them anything, they owe me because I provided their first 12 years of public education through my hard work and taxes. I also paid my way when I went to college and studied hard to find a career path that I could find a job with when I graduated. Sometimes I had to take night classes and sometimes I didn’t attend because I need to work to get the money, but I made it and I’m glad I didn’t have a huge debt at the end.

        These people (children) have been given a free ride and now they want to skate on the bill they owe. No thanks, you owe me back the money I lent you for school, I didn’t make you take the loan.

      • eddie47d

        Colleges are much more expensive now than when you went to them. Professors and administrators are paid alot more too which immensely increases the cost of enrollment. Since you are an alumni what are you doing to help solve those increases.

        • s c

          Colleges and universities have been able to grow RICH and NOT pay taxes on that WEALTH, e. That means they’re NOT paying their ‘fair share,’ e. So what are YOU doing to see to it that those schools pay their ‘fair’ share – or do you give a DAMN about “FAIR” share?
          I thought you yahoos had a permanent erection for RICH people/groups that got off with paying NO taxes? Have you waffled yet AGAIN? Let me guess. This is the first time you’ve ever heard of such a thing. By the way, your W H ‘god’ is perfectly happy that those schools ARE NOT paying taxes on that WEALTH. Didn’t get the word, eh?

  • http://liberyalearts john p.

    These occupiers should be going after Washington NOT THE BANKS .
    Washington is the blame for everything .they are the ones who
    are killing our country . the government gave the banks the money
    there were some banks that. were made to take the money .Obama and
    his people have no idea what they are doing.the democrats in the
    senate take orders from Harry Reid .that man puts me in mind of Hitler.
    I think any speaker of the house or senate. should take some kind of
    a test.We have a cry baby in congress and a wacko in the senate .

  • jopa

    Mel: I don’t know how long it has been since you had a fence post to the side of the head, however the OWS folks are fighting on your behalf.Unless you truly make over $330,000 a year and are a multi millionaire for starters you are a 99 per center

    • Mel

      Jopa, yeah I am probably one out of the majority of Americans who work hard and pay taxes that feed the drones that will not work. No, I am not a multimillionaire and will have to work till I die. It has been awhile since I got a fencepost to the head, but just so you know, I have always been able to give as well as I got. The OWS I’ve seen & heard DO NOT represent my behalf and appear to be nothing but a bunch of whiners. The Unions have taken over the protests and turning it into nothing but political liberal agenda. I work and vote for my living!

      • eddie47d

        Unions work for their living too!

    • sickofit

      I would be considered poor by today’s standards but if you think the OWS crowd represents me you are out of your mind!

      • http://naver samurai

        A lib have a mind? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        FDR=1933 Samurai. Be careful in all that knowledge you possess.

        • http://naver samurai

          I’ve forgotten more in my lifetime then you’ll ever know, Ed. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • s c

            Samurai, ask ‘e’ what FDR=1933 means. I can’t tell if one of e’s drugs is kicking in or wearing off.

    • meteorlady

      Those dirty children and drug addicts are not representing me. They are having a party and trashing up the places they occupy. They are pigs and they have no clue what the real world is like. I’m sorry, but if that is supposed to represent the citizens of this country, I need to find a new country because they are dirty, lice infested, liberal pigs for the most part. I don’t owe them anything at all. They owe me for their 12 years of public education and they should get out an work to pay me back.

    • http://naver samurai

      If they represent the average working American, then I’m Pope Samurai I. With all the crap they have done, there is no way. They are laughable and ignorant at best. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • mickey

    Now if they would just change their tune to “honest elections”, no voter fraud, I might be with them.

    Pretty much got a bad name when they started the destruction of public property.

    I agree with some of their points but the messenger is wrong.

    • meteorlady

      The Justice Department is currently suing three southern states because of their requirements to furnish a PICTURE

      • meteorlady

        ID before they can be registered and vote. There are states outside of the south that have the same requirement, only they are not getting the same reaction in fact they are getting ignored. Then in jumps the NAACP and the ACLU to say that minorities can’t afford to get picture ID’s or they are being discriminated against. Would that mean they are too stupid to vote or that they can’t figure out how to get a picture ID?

      • libertytrain

        good grief – truly something wrong with that “picture.”

  • pony2000skm

    I agree with those who say the OWS do not represent those they claim to. They certainly don’t represent ME even though I am not rich. I think they were hired to be a smoke bomb to keep us from seeing what is really going on. It is absolutely WRONG that they go and interrupt “candidates at events and camping out at their Iowa campaign offices.” I think they should take your advice and stay away.

  • http://Boblivingston Gottaplenty

    I would like for all of us to try to recolect even one event in the last fifty years that was strictly a gathering of conservatives that left their place of meeting with so much as a cigarett butt on the ground or building. . the first one i was privy to was the bake sale Rush Limbagh instigated up by Denver colorado.After the thousands of people left there was not a bit of trash in town . That was the first I began to notice a difference between conservatives and liberals. There were plenty of hippie infested towns all over that state that did not fare as well And since that time it was not hard to accept a concertive life style

  • Dave

    I don’t see much changing.Not as long as you got so call Republicans in the unions paying there dues to support Democratic,Liberial,Progressive Ideas.These so called Republicans are sell outs to the highest bidder,You don’t really think they want you messing with their pay and benefits do you?

  • Dave

    I wouldn’t get my hopes up for anything really changing that much.The Goverment will still be totally and compleatly corrupted as it as been for a very long time.Maybe you should be more upset about how the goverment allowed and promoted the theif of generations of children birth right’s as a american citizen by the illeagal invasion of our country from South America.This was all done for political gain and so that companys could hire cheap labor.What did our schools and our children get over crowding,lack of material,mediocre education,not higher education. All run by overpayed Teacher union’s.And constantly wanting more money for schools.Also and a addmission from the goverment that their Education Department is a failure.Duh!Our forefather fought and work hard for their american children so that they could have a better life and a higher education.For American Citizen not South Americans.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Check out Rush Limbaugh’s website dated 12/21/11. He points out that Nitwit Romney will not even call Obama a socialist. Nitwit will call Newt zany, but will not call BHO zany. So, to all the naive people on our side voting for the RINO Nitwit – do you really think he’s conservative?? LOL!! But it’s not so funny. Again I have to ask: Why can’t republicans learn from past errors instead of repeating them over and over again?? The GOP nominated weak moderates – Ford, Dole and John McCain in 1976, 1996 and 2008, respectively. They all lost to democraps!! This RINO Romney sounds more like John McLame in 2008, who can be hot-headed with conservative challengers, yet was a complete wimp in his campaign against BHO. And Nitwit Romney sounds more liberal to me than McLame. So how can he really debate BHO?? Hmmmm?? And even if the RINO Nitwit gets elected POTUS in 10 months, don’t you think he’ll prove to be hardly any better than BHO?? In fact, how can we trust Nitwit to repeal Obamacare, given that he has supported a similar lemon (RomneyCare)?? To the contrary, in 1980 we nominated a bold outspoken conservative – Ronald Reagan. Although not perfect, Reagan won in 2 landslides. It would be nice if Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain would both re-enter the 2012 race, as I believe they are the best 2 choices to emulate Reagan. If not, Santorum is probably the next best candidate, followed by Rick Perry. If you really want to save America – UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you vote for RINOs or nincompoops like Romney, Huntsman or Ron Paul. WAKE UP!! This year’s election is too critical to repeat the mistakes of 1976, 1996 and 2008. VOTE WISELY THIS YEAR ….. and beyond!!

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