The Other Half of History Daily Blog

Thoughts on modern politics from a historical perspective.

Occupy Wall Street’s Anthrax Hoax – Tea Partiers Don’t Do This

Ever since the craziness of May Day I’ve been mocking those liberals, like President Obama, who have tried to draw a parallel between the Occupy Wall Street mob and the Tea Party movement. I’ve pointed out several key differences between the two movements; Tea Partiers don’t plant bombs under bridges, Tea Partiers don’t smash their neighbor’s cars, Tea Partiers don’t rape each other at their meeting places…

Today I’ll briefly touch on another key difference. Tea Partiers don’t terrorize mail room workers with fake anthrax weapons.
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Rapes at Occupy Wall Street, Not at Tea Parties

Ever since the May Day riots I’ve been poking fun at the idea that the Occupy (name of your town here) movement has anything in common with the Tea Party movement. In recent posts I’ve pointed out, for the benefit of Occupy movement supporters, that Tea Partiers don’t plant bombs, and that Tea Partiers don’t vandalize parked cars to hurt random strangers.

Today I’d like to underscore another difference between the two groups: Tea Partiers don’t rape each other. 
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Media Partisanship and Presidential Politics

In my Friday Links and Notes post for this week I quoted Bill Keller, one time Executive Editor of the New York Times, who somehow managed to keep a straight face while claiming that mainstream journalists like himself “try to live by a code, a discipline, that tells us to set aside our personal biases, to test not only facts but the way they add up, to seek out the dissenters and let them make their best case, to show our work.”

Laugh lines like that are one of the reasons I follow politics.
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Friday Links and Notes May 11

Happy Friday!

Here’s an interesting news item from the Washington Examiner. The Service Employees International Union, the public employees’ union that was so instrumental in getting President Obama elected in 2008, is paying four thousand dollars a month to provide Occupy DC with a suite of offices in our nation’s capital.

Given the violent tendencies of the Occupy movement, I can’t help but wonder if Attorney General Eric Holder will find some way to arm the Occupy mob with guns of every kind, as he did for Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious.
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