Peter King Disapproves of Occupy Wall Street

peterking head Peter King Disapproves of Occupy Wall StreetLong Island Republican Congressman Peter King blasted the Occupy Wall Street protesters as anti-American today on a right-wing talk show.

“The fact is these people are anarchists. They have no idea what they’re doing out there,” King told host Laura Ingraham. “They have no sense of purpose other than a basically anti-American tone and anti-capitalist. It’s a ragtag mob basically.”

Criticism from GOPers on the marches has been growing louder and more frequent. Earlier today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor–who is coming to New York City this weekend– called the protesters “a growing mob.”

King called on Americans to condemn the marches.

“We have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy,” he said, adding “I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    It is “POwer to the People” they are in the “Peoples Park” and they are protected by the “Peoples Police; 24/7.

    As their fame spreads, more and more tourist will be visiting the city and checking them out. they are raising “Private” donations to support their cause.

    They are receiving millions and millions of dollars in free PR.

    They are becoming an engine for economic growth in downtown area.

    They have a”People Library and you are not charged late fee;s.

    Power to the people.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

    1. Not yet middle class says:

      Anti- American… Really Peter King… Why… cause Im not a buyer to your tea party fews..cause I choose to stand up for what I feel is best for America….cause this could be the start of your unemployment line……
      The fact is Peter, we both are Americans with the right to assemble in a pieceful manner and protest what we feel is wrong.
      On the bright side Peter your a politician and we know if this movement gains enough strength your being changing some or if not all your fews. No unemployment line for you right!

      1. sinn fein says:

        Don’t worry, his name is already on the list.  He will not be forgiven.  His career is over.

  2. Longrainger says:

    That fat blowhard peter jerkoff can shove it.  Yeah, the disgusting GOP needs to protect their filthy rich friends from insults–pity the “poor rich”.  Please–lets blame middle class working and middle class people for the economy–we can’t blame wall street and the big banks–that would be–gulp—should I say it–OK here goes–that would be–the —TRUTH!   oh  nooooooooo!!!!!!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      This may come as a shock to you but there may be more FICH FAT CAT DEMOC”RATS” in NYC , State and Nation then Republicans.

      Soros, Kennedy, Kerry, Clinton,Buffet, Rattner, just to name a few

      Also could you please reframe for the use of Vulgarity it is not needed to make your points.

      The FAT CAT RICH come in all political shapes from the left to the right they all love the color of “GREEN”

      Just ask :Big Brother” Obama who has raised tens of millions from them.

      POwer to the People and they do need to have a Peoples planning Committee to manage Liberty Park for “SMART GROWTH” or else it will turn into the Peoples Slum

      Smart Planning is needed as the movement grows

      Power to the People

      BTW please do no Vulgarity use cleverness not Vulgarity.if you reply

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli

      1. DropDeadFred says:

        Fuck you.

      2. Anonymous says:

        I guess your parents never taught you any manners are a young person so you grew up and now I have to teach you manners.

        Please buy a bar of sap, go to the sink turn on the water wet the bar of soap and place it in your mouth.

        Now if you happen t be married and have any children please let them see you d this as a lesson in manners also please call your parents and invite them also.

        Have a nice soap washing day, an this being the internet age you could put it on youtube or live stream it

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli

      3. Yninja58 says:

        You are a long-winded moron.

      4. Matti says:

        You are a small-minded imbecile.

      5. Anonymous says:

        No I am teaching manners something his parents should have taught him.

        I see you to need a lesson in manners calling names is not a way to show how smart you are.

        But I guess your level of education was first grade and you only know how to say one or two words.

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      6. Person says:

        I guess you’re also a condescending long-winded moron.

      7. Anonymous says:

        I am what I am and those who need to use naming calling are educated in the gutter 

        So Person get up out of the gutter and make your parents proud.

        Power to the people who VOTE

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        Power to the People who VOTE
        The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      8. Anonymous says:

        I do not call people names like you

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        Power to the People Who VOTE

      9. Erin says:

        I have to suffer his rants in my hometown newspaper

      10. Anonymous says:

        You don’t have to read them then 

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        Power to the People Who VOTE

      11. Anonymous says:

        You don’t have to read them then 

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        Power to the People Who VOTE

      12. Andy says:

        That the Democrats are also bad doesn’t mean they’re not the lesser of two evils.

        And that’s all it is. If you get a choice between a kick in the balls, or a punch in the face and a kick in the balls, you have to go with the kick in the balls.

      13. Anonymous says:

        Hi Andy

        You are correct andy  
        It does come down to the lesser, and in life we have to choose 

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli

      14. Ulan says:

        Best action with these choices is to disable the kicker. If you’re not able to make him leave the game become the kicker yourself.

  3. NoRuleButThree says:

    All this shows is that those who would see us beaten, broken and defeated are scared of the power we have. Not the power they’ve given us or the power that we’ve taken from them. But the power that we have always had. WE are the ones with the power to choose THEM. Not the other way around. They may try to silence us. They may try to convince everyone else that we’re wrong. They may try to cheapen our cause by calling us names but the fact still remains that WE are the ones with the power. 

    We are the numbers and we are the strength. This will end in one of two ways and the choice is OURS not THEIRS.

    We can either refuse to give up, refuse to allow the atrocities to continue and force a change or we can give up and crawl back down into the poverty that THEIR systems have created.

    Power to the people!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Yes Power to the People

      The people have the power via the “Vote” and they in the “End” make the final choice.

      True money is spent to influence them, but no one puts a gun to their head as they walk into the voting booth and shows them who to vote for.

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli

      1. Mitch Owen says:

        If voting changed anything it would be made illegal. The wealthy support the politicians that favor their policy, two parties or ten, this is the system we live with. We can only vote for the people they let us vote for. With voting, it makes no difference in the end; they win. The only way to succeed is by using irregular means, such as mass protest, mass boycott, a mass movement that opposes the massive forces of corporate power in the United States. 

      2. Anonymous says:

        You are so wrong they may like the Money but they fear those who VOTE

        Voting is the weapon and not voting only allows the 1% to have there way.

        The people have the power and need to use it by voting 

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      3. Anonymous says:

        Why was the comment flagged for review ?

        Did the 1% make you remove it ?

        Your owner is a member of the 1%

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPower to the People Who VOTE

      4. Anonymous says:

        Why was the comment flagged for review ?

        Because it’s spam. Do you not understand that posting the same thing dozens of times, even if you change 1 line, is spam? Even now you’re including a tag line, an egotistical, self serving, assholic tag line.

        Nobody wants to read you drone on and on and on.

      5. Mdyblgal50 says:

        With an attitude like that Mitch nothing will change. Your right about the wealthy supporting our politicians that’s why you find out who is buying them before you vote for them. There is a non profit organization out there that is called PROJECT VOTE SMART they have any and all info on any and all politicians. Who they get their money from how they vote ect. ect. Check it out and please learn about the politicians prior to elections.

      6. Anonymous says:

        Mitch is correct. Voting doesn’t work. Look at that shitting Christian terrorist, war criminal, and traitor in the White House. How did that “change” work out for you fucking shit holes that still vote for these dog fucking corporate crooks?

      7. Erin says:

        VJ our Congress is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wall Street.  Congress no longer represents the people, only their own reelections.  There is no more power in voting. 

      8. Anonymous says:

        Yes money is the “Milk” of politics but VOTING IS THE POWER

        You can have all the money but only the “VOTE” will get you in office.

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      9. Nevercared X says:

        Rigged.

      10. Anonymous says:

        Why was the comment flagged for review ?

        Did the 1% make you remove it ?

        Your owner is a member of the 1%

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPower to the People Who VOTE

    2. Anonymous says:

      Why was the comment flagged for review ?

      Did the 1% make you remove it ?

      Your owner is a member of the 1%

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPower to the People Who VOTE

    3. vengence3 says:

      i agree with you. that WE are the power. the american people have to end the fear they have that was created by THEM. we share the same cause you and I. this will end only one way i predict. but are the people up for it?

  4. Representative King has shown himself to be a taker and a faker and a tallywacker shaker.

  5. Andy says:

    “I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing
    took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended
    up shaping policy.”

    Do I hear dog whistles? Those uppity negroes, demanding equal rights! Bah!

    1. Forconsciousness says:

      And getting us out of an illegal war in Asia… And cleaning up the air, water, soil… All such terrible “policy” choices…  (said with tongue firmly in cheek…)

  6. Michael Riphenburg says:

    All we or our children will be carrying in the future will be a shoe-shine box for the rich mans shoes and a gun for the rich mans wars if we don’t vote these crooks out. Throw them in jail also; if they qualify…

    1. Shagata_ganai says:

      If?

  7. Mr. Lemurpants says:

    This from a guy who belonged to an Irish terrorism movement.

  8. myne says:

    Then they fight you.

    Then you win.

  9. And just what the sweet hell does that guy know about being American?

  10. Former Republican says:

    Too late, Peter King.  Even if the protesters “have no idea what they’re doing out there” a lot of hard-working, respectable citizens do.  Your fear that this could affect policy further exposes the hypocrisy of our system and your party in particular.

  11. Neillmartin68 says:

    shaping policy! damn right; force us to have real dialogue; condemnation is aimed @ policies that have allowed the vast inequity of wealth; the very fact that these remarks were a veiled threat  & made on  the L Ingraham dog & pony show says volumes; there will be an Occupy event in my small southern city & i can assure peterhead king we are not a ragtag army & we are not going away

  12. Yes, why let the will of THE PEOPLE get in the way of policy?

  13. Yes, why let the will of THE PEOPLE get in the way of policy?

  14. pinchhit says:

    ya, cause who wants the people to shape policy. That’s a right reserved for the rich and powerful, not commoners.

    1. Anonymous says:

      WRONG you shape policy by VOTING so get off you duff and start registering everyone you know and making sure they VOTE

      Power to the People who VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the people who VOTE
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  15. Anonymous says:

    The progressives shut that Viet Nam war down in the ’60′s.  Pssd the regressives off!  Now the protesters want to expose those greedy crooks on Wall Street.  Pssd those regressives off again.  You know you doing something right when you pss those regressives off.  

  16. JM18 says:

    Sadly comments like his will only add fuel to the fire of the occupy crowds, which will lead to the more idiotic radical members to do something EXTREMELY stupid and end up ruining everything the 99% is fighting for.

    We live in a democracy, there is no need for a big protest like this.

    1. Yninja58 says:

      This protest is exactly what a democracy is about.

      Democracy: government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

      A government BY the people.  These protesters are trying to do just that…get the government back in the hands of the people.

      1. Anonymous says:

        In Oder to do that they need to register everyone to VOTE

        Then on election day they can take back the government 

        Power to the People who VOTE

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        POWER TO THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE
        The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

    2. ANON says:

      If you really see our current political system as a democracy, you are very blind my friend… Do some research on Wall Street, lobbying, the fractional banking system, and especially the FEDERAL reserve (which you will find is not so federal, but more private)….

      After you do the research, come back and speak your mind

      1. Anonymous says:

        The power rests with those who VOTE never forget that.

        Power to the People who Vote.

        So get off your duff and stop doing all that foolish research and make sure al your friends are registered to VOTE 

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ MachiavelliPower to the People who Vote
        The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

    3. Anonymous says:

      The best way to “Protest” is on election day by registering to “VOTE” the movement should have a goal of registering as many Power to the Peoples as they can.

      Everyone one who is over 18 should register to vote

      The power of the 995 is in the VOTE of the 995 the 15 my have the money but the 995 have the VOTING POWER.

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  17. Dracomellon says:

    I believe in an America where no man; woman; or child goes hungry. I believe in an America where a man’s word is his bond, and he stands tall to defend it. I believe in a government empowered by the people, for the people. None of these are true in our country today, and its not any one persons fault. We the people, as a whole have let our principles be disfigured in the name of politics. The republicans are just as much to blame as the democrats, they both have failed us as the representative parties of our wants and needs.

    I believe that we, as free thinking peoples, should end the ignorance of our brothers and sisters. Show them the pain and anguish that our government allows to happen to its own people, while opening their eyes to the people that abuse our governments plans that are in place for such happenings. As an American citizen it is your duty, your right, and your choice whether or not these things continue, you in the end will be the one feeling the most effects from your actions(or lack there of).

    The truth amongst the lies is that as a whole we need a change, democracy is a wonderful form of government, but until truly unbiased representatives are elected, we will still be in the same predicament, those with money have sway over the views of OUR representatives, not the PEOPLE in which he or she represents. OUR jobs; OUR unemployment; OUR suffering; OUR happiness; OUR lives are OUR own to control. There are times when as a whole, WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO CRY OUT AGAINST THE OPPRESSION OF THE FACIST’S THAT SIT IN THE SITS OF POWER SET FOR THOSE WHO REPRESENT OUR VIEWS. WE AS A WHOLE NEED TO CHANGE WHAT OUR COUNTRY IS DOING TO ITSELF, AND MAKE THE ENTIRE WORLD A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF IT.

    Each and everyone of us is responsible for ourselves, i make no excuses for who i am, neither should you. I beg of you my brothers and sisters of our lady liberty, let us find an end the corruption that is eminent to everyone the world over, but is hidden from our eyes. Let us the people, change what our ignorance has allowed, and educate our government into why its there in the first place. 

    MAY THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE BE FREE AT LAST, AND THE RIGHTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN STRIPPED OF BE RETURNED.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Power to the People

      The rich are only 1% and can only vote that 1% 

      The way to gain control is to “VOTE” one can always right in a name if they do not like the names on the ballot.

      The power is always with the people they just have to use the “VOTE” 

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      1. there’s no use voting if what the 99% vote on is shaped and dictated by the 1%…

      2. Anonymous says:

        Wrong the 1% are only 1% the 99% have the POWER

        Power to the people who VOTE

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        Power to the People who VOTE
        The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      3. Anonymous says:

         You couldn’t be any less correct.

        Who donates the most to the campaigns? The 1%. Indeed, the 1% is directly responsible for choosing which two candidates the 99% will “vote” for.

        Do you think they get nothing in return? They’re puppet masters. The 1% has taken control of politics in the US.

      4. Anonymous says:

        Did the 1% have my comments removed ?

        Are they scared that my message of registering and Voting will make them lose power

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        Power to the People Who VOTE

      5. Anonymous says:

         You couldn’t be any less correct.

        Who donates the most to the campaigns? The 1%. Indeed, the 1% is directly responsible for choosing which two candidates the 99% will “vote” for.

        Do you think they get nothing in return? They’re puppet masters. The 1% has taken control of politics in the US.

  18. Dracomellon says:

    I believe in an America where no man; woman; or child goes hungry. I believe in an America where a man’s word is his bond, and he stands tall to defend it. I believe in a government empowered by the people, for the people. None of these are true in our country today, and its not any one persons fault. We the people, as a whole have let our principles be disfigured in the name of politics. The republicans are just as much to blame as the democrats, they both have failed us as the representative parties of our wants and needs.

    I believe that we, as free thinking peoples, should end the ignorance of our brothers and sisters. Show them the pain and anguish that our government allows to happen to its own people, while opening their eyes to the people that abuse our governments plans that are in place for such happenings. As an American citizen it is your duty, your right, and your choice whether or not these things continue, you in the end will be the one feeling the most effects from your actions(or lack there of).

    The truth amongst the lies is that as a whole we need a change, democracy is a wonderful form of government, but until truly unbiased representatives are elected, we will still be in the same predicament, those with money have sway over the views of OUR representatives, not the PEOPLE in which he or she represents. OUR jobs; OUR unemployment; OUR suffering; OUR happiness; OUR lives are OUR own to control. There are times when as a whole, WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO CRY OUT AGAINST THE OPPRESSION OF THE FACIST’S THAT SIT IN THE SITS OF POWER SET FOR THOSE WHO REPRESENT OUR VIEWS. WE AS A WHOLE NEED TO CHANGE WHAT OUR COUNTRY IS DOING TO ITSELF, AND MAKE THE ENTIRE WORLD A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF IT.

    Each and everyone of us is responsible for ourselves, i make no excuses for who i am, neither should you. I beg of you my brothers and sisters of our lady liberty, let us find an end the corruption that is eminent to everyone the world over, but is hidden from our eyes. Let us the people, change what our ignorance has allowed, and educate our government into why its there in the first place. 

    MAY THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE BE FREE AT LAST, AND THE RIGHTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN STRIPPED OF BE RETURNED.

  19. Anonymous says:

    They’re scared. They should be.

  20. Anonymous says:

    They’re scared. They should be.

    1. Anonymous says:

      If you really want to really scare them then Register everyone of your friends and there friends etc,etc.

      Power to the People who VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People who Vote
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  21. Anonymous says:

    They’re scared. They should be.

  22. Joe Bua says:

    If Peter King doesn’t like it it must be working.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Power to the people who register and vote.

      The goal should be to make sure everyone is registered to vote and does so.

      I hope all your “Likes” are Registered and are having all their friends register the real power is in the VOTE.

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People Who VOTE

    2. Anonymous says:

      dummy

      1. Anonymous says:

         It takes a strong man to reply to something 2 weeks old. Wait, I think I got something wrong.

      2. Anonymous says:

         It takes a strong man to reply to something 2 weeks old. Wait, I think I got something wrong.

  23. Zroach says:

    Isn’t it We the People that need to affect policy? Don’t you Congress represent US?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Yes they do and ever two years the People who are registered to vote have the power to remove or send him and all the others back

      In 2010 the People vis the Vote return the Republicans back to power and only those who are registered can keep them in or remove them

      So the lesson is register and VOTE

      Power to the People who VOTE
      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People who Vote.
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  24. Anonymous says:

    Peter King is a  jerk who has no business being in politics.  He should be drunk in a trailer park yelling at his tv and beating his wife and kids, and yet somehow people put him in office.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Yes the “PEOPLE” put him in office with the power of the VOTE.

      Name calling will not remove him, but I guess it makes you feel good.

      If you want to remove him then move t his district and help vote him out of office it is that simple.

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      1. Anonymous says:

         This is the fourth time I’ve read the same thing from you.

        I’m glad you’re excited, and engaged, but repeated messages are a waste. You’ve clearly got ample energy, and abundant free time, so pack a bag and go OWS.

        Whatever you do, there is absolutely zero reason to spam. Which is exactly what you’re doing.

      2. Anonymous says:

         This is the fourth time I’ve read the same thing from you.

        I’m glad you’re excited, and engaged, but repeated messages are a waste. You’ve clearly got ample energy, and abundant free time, so pack a bag and go OWS.

        Whatever you do, there is absolutely zero reason to spam. Which is exactly what you’re doing.

      3. Anonymous says:

        Are you part of the 1% and fear that by telling everyone to register and vote the 99% will WIN

        WHat are you scared of ?

        VOting is power and the 1% know it

        Did they hire YOU

        come clean are you an agent of the 1%

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      4. Anonymous says:

        It seems the 1% has taken control of my comments

        They do not want the truth to get out

        The the power is in the vote
         
        We shall over come

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        Power to the People Who VOTE

  25. Dave Fite says:

    Notice how he explicitly stated that some people don’t have the right to have their voice heard. This is no longer America.

    1. Anonymous says:

      And it *will* be again!  This is a movement.   People have finally woken up or just have had enough, but this is it.  We *are* the change we’ve been waiting for.  Support OWS and all the offshoots.  Send them a few bucks for water and pizza and blankets so they can maintain the occupation.  Or go to your local occupation and just be a presence.  

    2. Shagata_ganai says:

      The President was recently crowing about the extra-judicial killing of an American citizen in Yemen.  The constitution is dead.  Only we the people remain…

  26. In the 60′s when the left wing protested Vietnam, and fought for civil rights. Wow, this guy is a fucking idiot.

    1. Walter Wouk says:

      “a fucking idiot.” Good grief, he might beget more fucking idiots.

  27. jbnc11 says:

    Now I’m even more supportive–

    1. Anonymous says:

      Power to the People

      Show your support by making sure everyone you know is registered to VOTE, then mke sure their friends are registered to VOTE”

      Power to the People

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      1. Mitch Owen says:

        Who exactly are we supposed to vote for? The Democrat that sold us out or the Republican who’s going to? Vote fraud is as easy as plugging in a USB now that there’s no paper trail for votes (unbelievable that we allowed that to happen) and elections are meaningless when corporate powers back every candidate with a chance of victory. Support OWS. Occupy America.

      2. Anonymous says:

        The way to obtain your goals is buy VOTING you need to find people who believe in that 99% and run them for office.

        As for stealing the vote can the fix all the voting machines ?

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      3. Anonymous says:

        The way to obtain your goals is buy VOTING you need to find people who believe in that 99% and run them for office.

        As for stealing the vote can the fix all the voting machines ?

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

      4. TT says:

        The Green Party

      5. Anonymous says:

        You act like their candidates are not owned by corporations. There are corporations that market to the people that would vote for the Green Party Candidates. Although they are smaller and fewer the reality is that they exist and that they buy candidates too. No it is time to get corporate money out of politics, level the playing field financially by making all contributions go to a democracy foundation and have them equally distributed to all candidates in any given race. The only thing a person could specify is which race they wanted their funds to go to such as a governor, house representative, president, or judicial. We need less restrictive ballot access laws and the electoral college to be abolished.

        We need real change and reforms not the illusion of reform or the rhetoric of change!

      6. Anonymous says:

        Mitch

        Why was the comment flagged for review ?Did the 1% make you remove it ?Your owner is a member of the 1%Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPower to the People Who VOTE

    2. Jamie Lee says:

      I know, right? 

      1. Forconsciousness says:

        Keep it up, Peter.  With such “intelligent” criticism from the right, we should have no trouble building the movement… 1000 cities and counting!

  28. Asdf says:

    First they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

    FTFY

  29. Richprof says:

    hahaha. Watch out, regular people might affect policy!

    1. Anonymous says:

      With the power of the VOTE

      Power to the People who VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People who vote
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  30. Jerk says:

    I’m actually laughing; yes, indeed, they supported what are now legitimate policies, like ….*Gasp!* THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT? Wow. Those hippies are real assholes.  Heaven forbid any fair favor towards any non-white non-male human being. sigh. Bad news is for Mr. King:  No one grants us our human rights. we take them.

    1. SlowDeathofReason says:

      The hippies didn’t drive the 1964 Civil Rights Act; the Rights movement preceded the rise of the hippies to great extent.  In fact they hurt the movement with their anarchic behavior; they were dropping acid.  The hippies brought “free love” and “counterculture” attitudes – they stood primarily for the right to do what feels good, and hoped everyone would chip in to take care of their needs.  That kind of living cannot be sustained… neither did they. The only group that has the power to take anything away that is yours is the GOVERNMENT.  Limit the power of government… that is what our Constitution is all about – Limit Government!!!  Let people be creative and productive; let people keep what they earn and not be forced at gunpoint to give it to those who didn’t earn it.  The government’s job is not to function as a charity.  That’s what charities are for and charities operate by donation, not extortion. The government’s job is to protect my rights – to my life, my property, my liberty. The Occupy movement has power but no direction…. that’s a dangerous combination.  So, much is tending toward growing the power of government to take away more of what is mine.  No… I don’t like that.  And, I’m one of the 99%.  But, I keep getting more and more taken away from me, I guess because I still have more than someone else.  Well, absolute equality is a LIE.  It will never be achieved!  Someone will always have more and someone will always have less.  I would rather FREE markets decided where I give my money.  Example, I wouldn’t buy ANYTHING from a Monsanto-owned source; yet, our government is forcing my money to go to subsidize the use of their products!  I want MY money going to support organic, sustainable farming.  If I had control of my money, it would.  But, the government keeps taking it away from me and giving it to corporations I wouldn’t give it to.  LIMIT GOVERNMENT!!!

      1. D09mac says:

        When you say “Limit Goverment” I think you are focusing on the wrong problem. Goverment is necessary and has a function. What has happened is that our goverment has been taken over by big money and they have shaped policies to benifit themselves. Monsanto can influence policy in a way we can’t in our current system. So your tax money will go to support them and not what is best for the people.
        My hope is that a process has begun and as it grows a clear message will emerge that will foster real change. There will be people that oppose, try to take over, and distort the message but I think we are just seeing the tip of the iceburg.

      2. SlowDeathofReason says:

        The only way to keep Monsanto and others like them from having that kind of power – or even WANTING that kind of power – is to limit the government’s ownership of power!!  I am NOT focusing on the wrong problem. Government is necessary and does have a function…. to protect my rights from infringement…. that’s it!!  Too much centralized power will destroy freedom.  Corporations go to government, because we have given too much power and money to government.  The corporations no longer have win us over…. we become irrelevant.  If we retain our right to “vote” with our dollars, we will have a saner corporate arena… the solution is to reduce government power!!!

      3. Bluefishbaker says:

        Voting, and ‘voting with your dollars’ are completely different concepts, and the fact that you seemp to think they are the same thing is telling and worryisome all in one. Do I need to tell you that corporations are voting with their dollars at the moment, and control because they have so many more dollars.

        We need Better government first of all.

  31. Just some person. says:

    I’d say “Fuck this guy!”, but he’s too ugly to be fuckable.  Unfuck this guy!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Another person who’s parents failed to teach manner and that vulgarity is not need to make your point.

      Please buy some soap wash out your mouth and post the video on the net.

      Make sure you send them a copy.

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

    2. Anonymous says:

      I am sure your words will really hurt him.

      It is sad that you can only use vulgarity to make your point.

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People Who VOTE

  32. Who the heck is this guy?
     

    1. Anonymous says:

      A powerful person by way of people voting for him

      Are you registered to VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

    2. Anonymous says:

      A TP troll

  33. Erin says:

    Hey Peter.  Fuck you.  You are bought and sold like a cheap pawn.  You are owned.  You serve.  You are bribed.  You are pathetic.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Another one who’s parents did not teach them that Vulgarity is not needed to make your point.

      Please buy some soap wash out your mouth and post it on the WEB

      after you do that register everyone you know the power is not vulgar words but in the VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

    2. Anonymous says:

      I guess you are really a nice person who just likes to use vulgar words to make your point what a shame 

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People Who VOTE

  34. JR says:

    They should be worried… though it is not a “left wing movement”  it takes a lot to get any groups this large this invested – ESPECIALLY the left… the fact that they are, says loads about the state of our country.  Getting to this point takes A LOT of BS to be blunt, and I think I’m glad to see it finally.  The main thing I’d love to see out of this is a reversal of citizen’s united.  Corporate money (non person money) should have no place in politics and its influence has become overwhelmingly obvious.

    1. Anonymous says:

      The main think is registering everyone the power rest with the VOTE

      the 1% has the mmoney the 99% has the VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPOWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTEThe Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  35. Ulyvalla-850 says:

    Democracy is not anti-American, Mr. King. I would rather have policy be shaped by the people living under it, as opposed to private institutions profiting off of it. This is not an anti-capitalist anarchist mob, but a group of American citizens coming together and addressing real grievances which deeply affect all of us; grievances which for the most part have been neglected by our representatives.

    Sir, these games of divisive politics belong in the past. Americans have shown that we are smarter than this. Whether you put us into the box labelled “Republicans” or “Democrats”, we deserve better from our elected officials than to be treated like idiots only good for fighting each other. By taking such a slanderous stance against us, you have only damaged your own credibility in the eyes of honest Americans.

    It would take a strong stomach to digest this manure as if it were a wholesome meal. You have not even given us the courtesy of making it look pretty. To believe we are going to pinch our nose and swallow is an insult to our intelligence.

    1. Anonymous says:

      But in the “END” one needs to register and VOTE

      The Power of the 99% is the VOTE and  99% always beats 1% even with all there money.

      So make sure all your friends are registered and make sure all there friends are registered the power rest with the VOTE.

      Power to the People who VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      POWER TO THE PEIOPLE WHO VOTE
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  36. Curious says:

    does he mean the civil right movement?

    1. Anonymous says:

      yes and the anti-war (Vietnam) movement too

  37. Rnmark Salisbury54 says:

    Pete, most of those people  probably just want a damn job. It may surprise that those w/o jobs are probably not anti American. You apparently only want your Right wing to “gain legitimacy.”

    1. JR says:

      Yep, if you worked your a** of trying to find a job for well over a year, lost unemployment insurance, lost your home, lost this and that, etc… you’d probably be out there with a sign also.  SO many MILLIONS have lost their homes, are homeless and are barely making it thanks to governmental policies primarily shaped by to many entities (corporations) with their hand in the pot.  I know hundreds in this boat… not lazy, not uneducated.  Many who had CAREERS, not just jobs, many who were middle class citizens.  When you get to this point there are 2 things to do – stand up and fight, or lay down and die.  Unfortunately, there are many who have chosen the later… thankfully there are many strong willed souls trying to do this for the rest.  Maybe someday, everyone will be realistic about the situation we truly find ourselves in and realize they to are likely to soon find themselves there if they do nothing…

      1. Anonymous says:

        Now is the time to register everyone 18 and over

        The message must be Register and VOTE

        Power to the People who VOTE

        Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

        VJ Machiavelli
        Power to the people who VOTE
        The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  38. John says:

    You walk up to one of the Marines out there and you tell him that he’s anti-American

  39. Noahssmomma says:

    Sounds like we have them scared boys and girls, we must be doing something right.

    1. Anonymous says:

      The right think to do is register and VOTE

      So go out and make sure all your friends are Registered to VOTE

      99% always out votes the 1%

      Power to the People who VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People who VOTE
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  40. Connor McNeely says:

    If it weren’t for the ragtag ‘mobs’ then America would never have been born, if anything that just makes them more American.

    1. Anonymous says:

      The raging MOBS” used the power of Voting.

      They Voted to leave and form this country

      The Vote was the power they had along with their “GUN”

      Power to the People who VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People who VOTE
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  41. “The fact is these people are anarchists. They have no idea what they’re doing out there,” King told host Laura Ingraham. “They have no sense of purpose other than a basically anti-American tone and anti-capitalist. It’s a ragtag mob basically.”
    Translation: ” We must stop these Americans from doing the right thing and maintain the Status Quo, we cannot allow change to happen!”

    1. JR says:

      I honestly believe it is not anti-American OR anti-capitalist.  I DO believe it is more Anti-Corporation, Anti- Political Corruption, Anti-Do anything you want and face no consequences, etc.  This is one theme that has been consistent if you study the actual movement… not the corporate sponsored media coverage of the actual movement.  Think about who pays the salaries of these people before deciding the credibility.  It’s like saying cigarettes don’t cause cancer because you read a study, but come to find out the people funding the study are the cigarette companies…  It’s always a bonus to check your source, and then your source’s source :-)   

      I think ultimately it is a bit scattered though at the moment and partly on purpose.  I think they are to some degree trying to not cast doubt that they are left or right – as they are really hoping to be more representative of all 99% roughly who are being effected by these circumstances.  They will eventually need to find some direction, but sit back and really think about it the whole picture here…  Just an observer’s point of view on the situation at this point…

      1. Forconsciousness says:

        Exactly.  I hope that those who gather at the General Assembly at #OWS see through to this one simple truth… the “one demand”.  It’s pretty simple in my estimation… Government || firewall || Corporations.  We separate religion and state to keep public policy from being shaped by any one religious perspective… Perhaps we should separate corporate and state so that public policy is not shaped by any one capitalist perspective… I don’t think the Koch brothers or George Soros or Exxon or Apple or B 0f A or Home Depot should be dictating/controlling our government policy, but that’s the current reality.

      2. Anonymous says:

        You hit the nail on the head. The 99% are democrats, republicans, libertarians, and a host of other political affiliations but we are also the unemployed, underemployed, and the people that lost our 401Ks to the greed of the Wall Street {insert your own personal choice of appropriate explicative and derogatory label here}. We are the people that can’t buy our own personal congressional representative the way the corporations can.

        Regardless of our political affiliations or our religious affiliations we all have the same concerns. We have lost our homes, jobs, and financial security while the rich have gotten richer. We have handed power to the Democrats and then we handed power to the Republicans. Neither party has been able to change the way Washington works, or should I say doesn’t work. So now we need to take back control of our country and fix what is broken about the system not just replace the lackeys filling the jobs in the broken system.

        Occupy Wall Street is about taking back control of congress from the banks and corporations that have bought it through campaign finance.

        Occupy Wall Street is about getting back the millions for the actual consumers that lost so much from their 401Ks because of the banking and insurance crisis of 2008.

        Occupy Wall Street is about forcing Wall street to rate stocks not only according to the dividends paid to investors but also according to the benefits provided to employees.

        The message is not about whether we are conservatives or liberals it is about taking back the voice of the people from the corporations and regaining control of US based companies where caring for the employees through pensions, medical care and other benefits are required by law through either taxation or company provided plans. France requires this and the majority of our large US based corporations have offices in France and provide these benefits to their French employees so why can’t they provide these benefits to their US employees.

        The message of Occupy Wall Street is not just political it is economic, green, and nationalist. It goes beyond democrats and republicans on the level of the common people. The powerful in both parties want it to go away because we want them to go away. The greedy want it to go away because we want them to go away. Some call it class warfare, well maybe it is but we did not start the war but we will be glad to end it just as soon as we have Equality and Freedom! This war ends when the people are once again represented by congress or we find a new form of government that actually works.

    2. Anonymous says:

      The power rest with the VOTE, and if the need to make sure everyone is registered to VOTE.

      Liberty Park could become the beacon of registering everyone to VOTE.

      They could shine the light on registration and VOTING.

      Power to the People who VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People who VOTE
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  42. Anti American my ass! The only Anti Americans we have in this Country is the 1% greedy assholes that “Think” they own this Country!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Now try to make your point without name calling

      The 1% are just 1% they can never out vote the 99%

      Even with all their money 

      Power to the People who VOTE

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People who VOTE
      The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  43. Mitch Owen says:

    Wouldn’t want American citizens to shape American policy now, that’s for money to decide. What an asshat.

  44. “I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 60′s”… Yeah what were you 10??? 

  45. nyrichiek says:

    Peter King is a racist bigot. He is the congressman from my district. He unfortunetly for me a family friend

    1. paul adams says:

       Next time you see him why don’t you Take Care of Business(tm) for the rest of us?

  46. William Doty says:

    why can’t it happen again, peter king?  that’s how our republic is supposed to work.  if the people do not like how things are going, they speak up about it.

  47. genedebs says:

    Peter King disapproves?  That’s reason enough for me to join them.

  48. Pianoman148 says:

    So I thought that the right to protest our government’s actions was a right that Americans are proud of and one that sets us apart from other systems of government, but seeing as peter king says its unamerican, I guess I was wrong

  49. Roderick says:

    the protesters are americans…

  50. Rick New says:

    That tingling feeling lets you know it’s working.

  51. Ianmolendyk21 says:

    VJ Machiavelli, you are either one of the disgraceful people who helped get us her, or you’re completely BLIND to the truth.

    You appear the most ignorant among a clear majority of those who realize that voting will not fix this country’s problems.

    1. Anonymous says:

      WHy will voting next fix the problem

      The voters have the power and they can out vote the  1%

      Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

      VJ Machiavelli
      Power to the People Who VOTE

  52. Ianmolendyk21 says:

    VJ Machiavelli, you are either one of the disgraceful people who helped get us her, or you’re completely BLIND to the truth.

    You appear the most ignorant among a clear majority of those who realize that voting will not fix this country’s problems.

  53. Sterling W. says:

    I (opposite of condemn) the marches!

  54. Dandelo says:

    Never thought I’d say this, but voting means nothing. Our voting system is thoroughly broken, tainted, poisoned and corrupt.  I’m sure that’s not news to most of you here.
    But OWS, it may take a while but you/we will figure it out.
    Rock on, people. The world needs you!

    1. D09mac says:

      While I agree that our choices in voting is limited but unless something very dramatic happens our VOTE can have at least a short term impact. When we start throwing bums out, others will at least duck for cover until they can figure out some other way to game the system.
      It can be an important first step. Go #99%, a force to be reckoned with.

  55. Dandelo says:

    Never thought I’d say this, but voting means nothing. Our voting system is thoroughly broken, tainted, poisoned and corrupt.  I’m sure that’s not news to most of you here.
    But OWS, it may take a while but you/we will figure it out.
    Rock on, people. The world needs you!

  56. Anonymous says:

    “We have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy,”

    He just did so….

  57. Anonymous says:

    “We have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy,”

    He just did so….

  58. taysic says:

    If anyone is an anarchist, it’s the Libertarians, who were originally behind the tea party. Look up Libertarian on Wikipedia and count how many times you see the word anarchy.

  59. Karmashand35 says:

    “….ended up shaping policy….”  You mean how the Tea Party did?  Hmmm.

    1. Anonymous says:

      No he means how another man named King did. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and I remember it too. He also means how it changed policy in another war that we needed to not be in, namely Vietnam. I remember that too! SO to Congressman King I say, I am glad you remember but too bad you and the GOP did not remember this before you oppressed your own people to a point they were willing to take to the streets off or their jobs and out of their homes……. Oh wait they have lost their homes and their jobs so they have nothing to lose…… Remember Tiananmen Square, the Soweto Uprisings, and other protests of our generation be careful….. They were all lead by the Youth….

      To the youth that are doing this I pass along this one message as an old person (49). You need a message that addresses the actual cause of the problem. Look to the government of France to give you the answer. France has a government that does not allow multi-national corporations regardless fo their home country to run over its people. US based multinational corporations are operating in France under their laws. If they can operate in France and deal with the French government then they can operate in the US with a government that protects the US people just like the government of France does for the French people.

      While you are watching films out there on the street watch Man of the Year starring Robin Williams. Listen to his message about the Weapons of Mass Distraction. That is what the government does. The reality is very simple.

      OUR CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS CONTROLLED BY THE CORPORATIONS. WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM AND DEMAND BALLOT ACCESS REFORM AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM.

      1. Anyone that wants to run for an office should be able to get on the ballot for any office without having to jump through a million hoops. Registration fees should be waived for those that can prove that they are not able to pay them. Being poor does not equate to being stupid or unable to serve in government. Once on the ballot the candidate would be eligible to apply for the campaign finance according to the reforms listed below and if the candidate has signed a declaration of inability to pay the registration fees then the fees would be deducted from the amount given to the candidate and directly mailed to the board of elections by the finance foundation.

      2. All candidates should be given equal air time and that should be provided for free. No media outlet can run an ad for one candidate without running one for all of his opponents.

      3. All campaigns are equally funded through a non-profit foundation that is funded with both private and public funds. All donations are made to the foundation that doles out the money to every candidate in a race in equal amounts.

      4. No individual, PAC, or corporation may contribute to a political party or individual candidate. They may only make contributions to the foundation that doles out the money equally to all candidates.

      5. Parties are given a budget to operate general party functions and they can get more air time for their candidates by purchasing “party ads” that tell who their candidates are. Independent candidates can apply for the “Party Funds” if there are two or more candidates that are willing to develop joint ads.

      6. No “Party Funds” may be used to fund individual ads for a single race and can only be used to inform the public of who is affiliated with which party. They cannot be used to address issues, attack opponents, or support legislation. They can only be used to state the party platform as a whole and inform the public about the candidates of the party. Ideally Party funds would be used to promote party websites that explain the party’s platform and list their candidates, telephone numbers for party offices and addresses to write for information about the party and its candidates and platform.

      Regulations by the government are really regulations by the people. We are the government and we need to take back our country from the corporations that have infiltrated our government. Corporations are not people they are entities that have little to no interest in the best interest of their own employees let alone the general public. They are only interested in the elite that are stockholders and their executives. The Citizens United decision proves that even our Judiciary has fallen asleep at the wheel.

      We need to remind them that the people are the government and in the immortal words of The Declaration of Independence:

      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
      that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
      that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —
      That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
      deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That
      whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is
      the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new
      Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its
      powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their
      Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments
      long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
      and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed
      to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by
      abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train
      of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a
      design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it
      is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards
      for their future security.

      IT IS TIME!

  60. Craig Davis says:

    I don’t think the rich actually understand what it is like to be at a lower class level. The rich stay rich and the poor stay poor. When the poor are oppressed enough, they have nothing to lose. That’s when revolutions happen. Could this be the start of that revolution? Rag tag mob my ass.

  61. CarlW says:

    So it is ok as long as old, irrelevant people who can’t understand the modern world do it.   But as soon as someone under forty has a problem they are anti-american.  The GOP is about as anti-american as it gets.

    1. Anonymous says:

      When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the Flag, carrying a Cross, and proclaiming it’s defense of the Constitution. Look closely at who is screaming what right now.

      Occupy the streets of our Nation!
      Remember Ghandi!
      Remember Martin Luther King Jr.!
      Remember the Children of Soweto!

      Government Of the People, By the People, and For the People rarely comes wrapped in neat little packages. Democracy is messy but Freedom is worth dying for and the only true Freedom is found where Democracy reigns unfettered by Greed and Corruption.

  62. Anonymous says:

    This comment has been censored the  LOL

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    Power to the People Who VOTE

  63. Why can’t we let this happen, King? I do believe the policies shaped in that time were pretty important, such as a little something called the Civil Rights Act

  64. seriously says:

    God forbid that the common people actually might affect policy.

  65. Derp says:

    God forbid that the people of America might influence its policy.

  66. Afirmbd says:

    if  “the king” doesn’t like it, it’s got to be good.
    i think it’s a good thing. glad some one is taking a stand.

  67. Afirmbd says:

    if  “the king” doesn’t like it, it’s got to be good.
    i think it’s a good thing. glad some one is taking a stand.

  68. Anonymous says:

    i think we should take a stand against King; vote the bum out!!

  69. Matt C says:

    Joe beat me to it but when people like him hate us it let’s me know I’m doing something right… nothing but corporate shills. The 99% are back.

  70. Kiwi_Nick says:

    Dismissing these protest as anti-American is pretty anti-American…. in the original meaning of the phrase before it it was bastardized by the right to mean anything that was against them.

  71. Eli says:

    Wow, and I thought I was retarted

  72. Rand Al'thor says:

    Hah – it’s already legitimate!  GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS!  END CORPORATISM!  It’s as simple as that!  Too late now – it’s legitimate.

  73. TX80 says:

    Let’s vote this moron out of office.

    Let him know how you feel about his stupidity with your Vote.

  74. Neil Sagan says:

    Peter King is the kind of govt official who doesn’t care what the
    majority is wants.  If it doesn’t fit the narrow confines of his
    beliefs, it’s illegitimate or will be if he has anything to say about
    it. 

    What’s striking is this: ““We have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy.” Who is “we” Mr. 1% ?

    The blatant hypocrisy of all of the GOP Tea Party pimps is on full display, and now we know they hate Democracy too.

    Tea Party are the 99% too, but Fox News and Peter King have smeared
    Occupy Wall Street since day 2 and anyone who can be convinced to vote
    against their own interest isn’t smart enough to think for themselves.
    That said, if you have a change of heart, please join the movement.

  75. Karl Bonner says:

    The far right is going out of its way to demonize the Occupy movement, so the movement must be doing something good for the nation.

  76. Davehuckle14 says:

    If we had today’s technology in the 60′s the world would be a better place. The legitimacy of the movement is perpetuated by your comments Mr. King.

    Thank you!

  77. Racer_x says:

    Sooo….Peter King support restricting the right to free speech if it conflict with his opinion…?

  78. Anonymous says:

    Of course he would say that, he is getting paid more than he knows he is worth.

  79. Anonymous says:

    Why were my  comment flagged for review ?

    Did the 1% make you remove it ?

    Your owner is a member of the 1%

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. MachiavelliVJ MachiavelliPower to the People Who VOTE

  80. Omegamorgan says:

    The ‘Occupation’ is working. The Rich and Greedy are starting to fear. You wonderful people, I live in England or I would be with you. Stay strong and peaceful and make the world awake to this Gluttony.

  81. frothquaffer says:

    the man has neither a sense of history or morality.

  82. vengence3 says:

    it doesnt matter what ones political views are. what only matters is whats right. and the american people will rise to the cause and bring an end to  tyranny and the end of the markets and corporations control. it cannot be completed with just words…ACTION must be taken. we are not terrorists but our government makes us seem like we are. we need political reform. we have been starved..we have been beaten..but we will not be broken. in the coming times my comrades.. THEY will see what they have done to us..and what we will unleash. we outnumber them 10 to 1. DO NOT FEAR THEM. we are many, they are few. WE WILL WIN. whos with me

  83. NAND Gate says:

    “I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy.”
    You mean by ending the war on Vietnam? Another embarrassing war you couldn’t win, started and run illegally. If they hadn’t stopped you, you would still be there, still getting your ass kicked.

    Old man, your time is up. And it doesn’t matter if you think it isn’t. Your Ayn Rand style political and economic evangelism has demonstrably failed. Lighten up – you will die soon, and you wont be changing anything between now and then. Best to die happy – not whinging all the way to your grave. 

  84. Anonymous says:

    Right wingers never change. Kitsch is as kitsch does.

  85. Michaelh says:

    Wow. For someone old enough to remember what happened in the 60s and to say what happened shapped policy, then by God, keep it going folks. Occupy Wall St until Pete King forgets.

  86. NoShoes says:

    Why would we want young americans shaping policy, they dont really count. What a fucking tool. Ill bet he thinks that he is our boss and not the other way around. Can he fire us? No but we can send him packing. 

  87. Andrew says:

    Fuck all kind of governments all over around the GLOBE. And fuck all Leaders from all over around the GLOBE! . ENOUGH IS FUCKIN ENOUGH!

    Sick motha fuckers, think you can own this fuckin world? Think this world belongs to you only? Shitty heads… INSTEAD OF WEARING $5000 SUIT CASES AND SPREADING YOUR BULLSHITS, BRAINWASHING PEOPLE BY POLLUTING THEIR MINDS, END THE FUCKIN POVERTY! END THE FUCKIN WAR, END THE FUCKIN HATRED, END THE FUCKIN GREED FUCKERS! FUCK PETER KIND AND ALL OTHER KINGS AS WELL!

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE, AND ONLY!

  88. What exactly is anti-American?

    I have the right to free speech, and I will use it. Is it because you disagree with it that it is anti-American? This guy is a joke.

  89. Anonymous says:

    Micro Blog, PlanQ – Occupy My City Protest Loud and Clear

    It is understandable that the eclectic and diverse people that have taken to to the streets to voice discord, do not have specific collective demands, but want and need to be heard.The political message is a simple one, to all Governments around the globe, address the fallout of the GFC, and address it at the root.

    It is a worldwide sentiment, that successive government policies have shaped our world in to a grossly unfair playground. The bilateral agreements for free trade mixed with liberal capitalism is playing out as a giant game of Monopoly with ever fewer players. The privileged that are still left in the “Game” are by far to wealthy and powerful, at the expense of the Billions of us that are all but the human pawns of an economic and political playing field. One should consider, winner takes it all. Think about it.

    PlanQ2012 is a simple solution, that if implemented would make a World of difference!

    Jours Sincerely John Citizen

    If u like, follow us @planq2012

  90. Anonymous says:

    Micro Blog, PlanQ – Occupy My City Protest Loud and Clear

    It is understandable that the eclectic and diverse people that have taken to to the streets to voice discord, do not have specific collective demands, but want and need to be heard.The political message is a simple one, to all Governments around the globe, address the fallout of the GFC, and address it at the root.

    It is a worldwide sentiment, that successive government policies have shaped our world in to a grossly unfair playground. The bilateral agreements for free trade mixed with liberal capitalism is playing out as a giant game of Monopoly with ever fewer players. The privileged that are still left in the “Game” are by far to wealthy and powerful, at the expense of the Billions of us that are all but the human pawns of an economic and political playing field. One should consider, winner takes it all. Think about it.

    PlanQ2012 is a simple solution, that if implemented would make a World of difference!

    Jours Sincerely John Citizen

    If u like, follow us @planq2012

  91. Jazhandz says:

    “I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy.”

    Oh you mean the fight for Civil Rights?Yup that definitely the worst moment in history.

  92. People should not be afraid of their Governments. Governments should be afraid of their people . Someone should shut this little **** up

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  94. Shocked and Awed. says:

    Reminder: the first amendment of the Bill of Rights ensures Americans the freedom to assemble. Just saying.

  95. D Ba Kula says:

    He’s part of the problem.   He thinks democracy should  be up for the highest bid. 

  96. Jonathan Alpart says:

    I agree that Wall Street must be held accountable, but I also agree with Peter King that these protestors have no idea what they are doing.  From what I can tell they look like a bunch of entitled and bored hipsters who want to find a scapegoat for their lack of initiative in life.

    1. D08mac says:

      Jonathan, I think you must be use to a neat predigested message. The 99% has been abused in a thousand ways and everyone is expressing different concerns. We are frustrated with our so called representives that serve political donors and special interest lobbys instead of addressing the needs of the 99%. This is just the beginning of a messy process. Give it time and meanwhile I suggest you reread the Declaration of Independence to understand how far we have strayed from ideals of our founding fathers. Are we any less oppressed by a unresponsive goverment than they were?

      1. Mdyblgal50 says:

        I totally agree with you. When things start changing the first thing that needs to go is lobbyists. They should have no place in our government.

    2. Mdyblgal50 says:

      Go to their web site and you will see exactly what they are standing for. It is uninformed information like that, that has gotten this country into the mess it’s in.

  97. earthman says:

    So the people can’t be allowed to shape policy?  Who elected you and for what purpose?

  98. Downtrodden says:

    Non-violent exercise of free speech as guaranteed by the constitution is not anarchy as claimed by Peter King, a member of the elitist group that has been waging class warfare for years.

  99. Drew says:

    A glowing endorsement from Mr. King! Let’s all give him a big hand, folks!

    1. Mdyblgal50 says:

      I prefer a boot. Out the door.

  100. Dan Farrell says:

    Newsflash (?) – “Peter King disapproves of the 1960′s”.

  101. Dan Farrell says:

    Newsflash (?) – “Peter King disapproves of the 1960′s”.

  102. Jman7700 says:

    Oh Republicans! Your Emperor Palpatine-like stances on politics amuse me. Just remember that the more you tighten your grip, Mr. King, the more American minds will slip through your fingers.

  103. Russell Link says:

    How is a protest anti-american? The only thing anti-american about this whole situation is a United States congressman labeling a group of american citizens practicing their constitutionally granted rights as anti-american. Fuck you Peter King.

  104. mark says:

    Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Frederick Douglass

  105. ATims says:

    “I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”Ya the Civil Rights movement; women’s movement; the formation of most US federal environmental laws;  Head start etc…that was horrible..

  106. Anonymous says:

    In 1776, King would have been a royalist, condemning the left wingers like Sam Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

  107. Jamesfbarry45 says:

    Yea nothing better then pissing off fat old white guys…….(and being one myself)…..I agree with an earlier writer….If Rep. King is upset it must be working…..

  108. Tom James says:

    Wow, they actually shaped policy. Must have been back when we still had some shred of democracy left.

  109. Anonymous says:

    I assume Mr. King would prefer that people go home and sit and wait, like sheep,  for our sham of a government to fix our country. Well, we are in this mess because the citizens of this great nation have sat and watched its government make terrible decisions for decades. OWS makes complete sense to the citizens of this country. Those who don’t get it have been living on Olympus too long. And, just a note to those who preach about voting to change things…when was the last time an election beyond the level of a city mayor turned out the way it seems it should have? Money determines the outcome of votes, not voters. I vote for everything! I will continue exercising my right and responsibility as a citizen of a democratic country, but I am not so naive as to think my vote will ever be applied the way I had intended it to be.    

  110. LennStar says:

    “They have no idea what they’re doing out there,”
    Checklist:
    intellectual foundation for congress: OK

  111. Danielle says:

    WOOOOW!!! So was the Vietnam War right??? Were the protesters of the 60′s wrong in protesting the presence of Americans in Vietnam??? Is the presence of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan a good thing despite 75% of the troops don’t support it (according to ABC news earlier this week) Think about these facts before, you go on bashing the occupations. This guy is literally an embarrassment to the United States of America…

  112. Rox Pranger says:

    Anarchists – what the heck?  These are people that are sick & tired of your procrastination & inability to make any prudent decisions!  How dare you!

  113. MDYBLGAL50 says:

    WHEN GOVERNMENTS FEAR THE PEOPLE, THERE IS LIBERTY.
    WHEN PEOPLE FEAR THE GOVERNMENT, THERE IS TYRANNY.
    THOMAS JEFFERSON
    Calling the people of this great nation anarchist is just disgusting and any politician that says that should be removed from office.
    To Remove CORPORATIONS AND  KOCH ROACHES VOTE THEM OUT.

  114. Mdyblgal50 says:

    It ended up shaping policy? Hmm isn’t that what we want? We want you and wall street to quit working against AMERICA and it’s people. I’m thinking that will shape policy.

  115. Denise says:

    Peter King can be the poster child for congressman that are clueless about what Americans want, need, and think!

  116. Ulan says:

    Unbelievable – there is a politician that fears, that the people   might shape policy? Obviously Mr. King wasn’t elected by the people, but who else put him into congress?

  117. Ghandigirl says:

    King and his ilk are easily dismissed. There are shameless shills for the wealthy throughout history. The people, united, can never be defeated.

  118. Johnboypocatello says:

    Momentum is gathering for the people, and we don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. The times are changing, and Mr. King along with the rest of the “non-anarchists” best accept it sooner than later.

  119. Too bad for Peter King that this movement has nothing to do with left or right. But more so the fact that someone probably pays him to disapprove of it. 

  120. we cant have people exercising their right to free assembly and free speach! blashphemy! rabble rabble rabble im peter king and we cant let the status quo shift at all!

  121. Anonymous says:

    because asking for a better america, one where we aren’t slaves to debt and where we don’t have to struggle to survive all while too big to fail businesses run our government and commit crimes to fill their pockets without any repercussions or convictions is anti-american? this isn’t anti-capitalist, it’s anti-fascist. this man has no idea what he is talking about and is obviously mentally unfit to be a congressman of any kind.

    what do you know about wells-fargo sir? anything about them funding mexican drug cartels? you know, the one that has been murdering people on the border with weapons they used the money they were given by wells-fargo to buy weapons from the FBI in the fast and furious operation? that seems a bit anti-american right? they funded the deaths of americans. they’re still in business though… anything to say about that?

    don’t spread false information lil’ mister peter king, doing so is not becoming of anyone.

  122. Anonymous says:

    These right wing corporate traitors are starting to shit their pants seeing Americans finally rising up in rebellion against these corporate traitors.

  123. Nickistheman says:

    Shaping policy is the whole point you twit.

  124. Allen9us says:

    This idiot is the reason we are in the shape we are in. The GOP/Tea Boogers want the middle and low income class to suffer. They don’t care about MAIN STREET, all they think about is WALL STREET fat cats, period!!!! I SUPPORT the occupy wall street movement and will join them in my area. I don’t listen to ANY GOP/Tea Booger politician, cause I have better things to do, than listen to a bunch of liers, and frauds.

  125. Bren says:

    Pete King is a disgrace. He should have never been elected, what has he done for his constituents who need help? The answer is, absolutely nothing! He’s going to be thrown out of office along with those other slugs, Cantor, Boehner, Ryan, McConnell, et al. Republicans are a horrible lot of people,
    un-American.

  126. Anonymous says:

    And I don’t like providing  support for organizations engaging in terrorism, and yet Pete King still has a job even though he did that.

  127. Phpamsue says:

    Wow, got them on the run, I’d say!

  128. leo Marquez says:

    This sentiment is not going to go away Mr. King. It is the outward expression or voice ofthe tru

  129. Jtaylor says:

    God forbid, the public shaping public policy, how un-Democratic.
    By the way, the policy we shaped in the 60′s was to end an unsustainable
    and unwise war.  BTW who votes for this guy?Jtaylor

  130. Hellfire7885 says:

    Why do I find it fitting that someone with the surname “King” would have a problem with the common man speaking up?

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  135. Martinb_jones says:

    go to fucking hell, you right-wing, anti-democratic political parasite!  occupiers are angry, bitter, anti-american losers?  well, maybe we are.  and why shouldn’t we be?  what job have you ever held down that wasn’t connected to a public payroll with benefits and entitlements you think the rest of us don’t deserve?  get into bed with newt gingrich, DICK cheney and the rest of your elitist swine.  were it not for people like you and your mentality, you wouldn’t have to rail at groups like us whose only crime is to want a better life for ourselves, our friends and our families.  and even when we’re willing to work hard for it you feel that we’re looking for handouts and entitlements.  you punks seem to forget that YOU work for US and not the other way around.  in other countries elected officials are afraid of the masses and the not the other way around.  how did things ever get this topsy turvy?