Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann criticized Occupy Wall Street as “tremendously counterproductive,” potentially violent and unsanitary during her appearance in San Francisco today. Ms. Bachmann also explained why she thinks “there’s a 180 degree difference between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street.”
Tea Party Rally
A spokesman for Tea Party of America said that in fact Gov. Sarah Palin will in fact attend a Tea Party rally in Iowa on September 3.
Earlier today it was reported that Palin had pulled out of the rally.
“She never pulled out, but there was some misinformation in the media and so we are just clarifying that the governor is appearing,” Harlan Colt, a spokesman for the group, told The Observer.
He did say however that Christine O’Donnell would not be appearing.
“She is not appearing on her own decision,” he said.
debt ceiling debate
As the American economy inched closer to collapse on Monday morning, 50 people took to the streets of Lower Manhattan, stripped naked and pantomimed life on Wall Street. One yelled about stock prices like a trader on the floor. Another swept the streets. A third pretended to sell hot dogs.
“This is a commentary on the absurdity of the situation,” said the artist behind the project, Zefrey Throwell. “It’s totally a Freudian nightmare to have people show up and work naked on Wall Street. This absurd statement I consider parallel to the lack of transparency on our financial structures.”
debt ceiling debate
After the president and Congressional leaders came to an agreement last night on Staten Island House Republican Freshman Michael Grimm told Wolf Blitzer last night that he will vote “yes” on the measure.
Same-sex marriage is one vote away in the State Senate from becoming the law of the land, and a lot of the attention has focused on Hudson Valley Senator Greg Ball as a potential flip to a “yes” from the near-united Republican bloc in opposition.
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“Quick question,” Michael Caputo wrote to Alan Bedenko on Twitter yesterday, “who ever thought we’d be thumping the same tweeps? Not me, man.”
Last year, Caputo managed Carl Paladino’s Tea Party campaign for governor, and Bedenko was the liberal WNY Media blogger who released Paladino’s infamous emails, replete with racist images and even some bestiality.
“Our campaign was damaged by them,” Caputo told me this afternoon. “Within 24 hours of Carl’s announcement, I was on defense. They put me through the ringer.”
But, in recent weeks, the two antagonists have become unlikely allies in the special election to replace Chris Lee in New York’s 26th Congressional District. Neither Caputo nor Bedenko works for any of the three campaigns, but they’re united in their desire to defeat the Republican candidate, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.
very special elections
A group that is supporting Republican congressional candidate Jane Corwin emailed supporters today to tout their candidate’s latest endorsement, and, additionally, offered them “a bonus gift.”
“Proof positive that Obama’s new birth certificate is a fake.”
At a junior high school auditorium in southwestern Brooklyn on a recent Wednesday evening, one man sitting in aisle seat kept muttering to himself, “You are full of shit, you are full of shit.” An elderly woman in the front row repeated the phrase “It’s because of Bush!” over and over. Another kept bringing up the example of Cuba.