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Wall St. Squatters – like the Tea Party? I don’t think so!

This is like the tea party?

Someone needs a reality check if this can be compared to the Tea Party.

There is no comparison – NONE. Tea party people don’t crap on police cars. They don’t prod and provoke the police. They don’t leave trash when they go home.  And they go home at the end of the day because they have LIVES and jobs.

Tea party people bring lawn chairs and bottled water and signs for the day and then they LEAVE. They don’t stay and make the neighbors lives miserable with drum circles and chants. They don’t stay and harm the economy of the small business people in the area.  And when they leave,  they leave it cleaner than when they arrived.

Finally, the stupid Mayor is coming to his senses. Be sure and watch the video at this site too:

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday accused the Wall Street demonstrators of trying to cripple New York City’s economy.

“What they’re trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city,” the mayor declared in his harshest criticism of the three-week-old protest that has caught the attention of the nation.

“They’re trying to take away the tax base we have because none of this is good for tourism.”

Although he expressed sympathy for “some of their complaints,” Bloomberg warned that addressing them has to be accomplished “without hurting people and making the problem worse.”

“If the jobs they are trying to get rid of in this city — the people that work in finance, which is a big part of our economy — we’re not going to have any money to pay our municipal employees or clean the blocks or anything else.”

The mayor’s comments came in response to a caller to his WOR Radio show who asked what the city intended to do about the protest headquarters in Zuccotti Park, which is near her apartment and where hundreds of people are camped out.

“What about my rights to use the park?” asked the caller, named Marsha.

“This is a little bit of greenery that we reclaimed after Sept. 11. It’s not usable. There is a general sense of incivility down there. But worst of all are the drums and the shouting. I know they’ve agreed to stop the drumming. Last night they were drumming until 10:45. Someone did a little practice drumming this morning at 7:50.”

“We couldn’t agree more,” replied the mayor.

“We are trying to deal with this in a way that doesn’t make the problem grow and protects everybody’s rights.”

He hinted that the city is hoping the protest peters out on its own.

“I think we let some of this — not play out, isn’t quite the right word, but let them express themselves,” said Bloomberg.

President Barack Obama on Thursday defended the protesters, saying they expressed “the frustrations that the American people feel. People are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.”

Thanks Mayor Bloomberg but I don’t need a parent, I already have 2

I’m so sick of do-gooders who think they have to protect me and don’t think I can make decisions for myself.  Furthermore, I don’t need help parenting my kids.


If I want salt on my food, that’s my choice. If I want to feed my kids a happy meal, that’s my choice. If I want to eat greasy foods, that’s my right.

Up to this point, I’m still in control of my body and eating habits and I’ve been parenting my kids for a lot of years. I know how to do it and if I need help, it won’t be to the government that I turn.

Mayor Bloomberg is testing the waters for a run for president but considering what he’s doing to NYC, I’d say he’d be a dangerous president. Remember this is the guy who told Katie Couric that the Times Square bomber was probably a disgruntled tea party member who was upset about the health care bill.

Is he out of touch or is it just me?

And I don’t have the statistics but I’m betting that tourism is down in NYC and in large part due to his so-called “healthy edicts.” Not to mention the smoking ban over nearly the entire city and the price of cigarettes there. They love the tax dollars from smokers but they want to discourage and educate them to stop. I’d love to know how much money they have lost in tobacco taxes there.

I can’t envision any time I’ll ever be traveling to NYC.