Occupy Wall Street
Well if Rick Santorum can tie for first place in Iowa, we guess anything is possible. Like a mega-move comeback from an Occupy Wall Street solidarity faction, which has sent out a press release for January 20th’s “Occupy the Courts” day. No, that’s not what happens when everyone with DATS show up and pleads not guilty. It’s a Supreme Court sit-in!
Press release below. Warning: May include phrases like “Cornel West” “personhood rights” and “Corporations are NOT people!” (Which…obviously! That’s why they never get arrested!)
Wayne Barrett provides some important context for the Obama-Sharpton alliance:
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