Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bloomberg Takes A Page from Nashville

Apparently New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg forgot that trying to remove Occupy protestors has backfired elsewhere:

What is happening in New York is now an almost mirror image of Nashville, and on a larger scale. The Mayor is defending his actions while the courts threaten to intervene, reporters were threatened and even barred from the site where the arrests were taking place (Remember the Nashville Scene reporter who was arrested for doing his job?), and support seems to have galavanized around the evicted protestors-who are out in force again.
Apparently Mayor Bloomberg didn't get the word that this was tried in Tennessee, where the protests weren't particularly popular, and it had the effect of making people side with the protesters who would not otherwise be so inclined to do so.

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At Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:42:00 PM, Blogger Brandt Hardin said...

Not only has our Governor Bill Haslam had these protestors arrested but has pushed his agenda of suppressing the Constitutional Rights of Tennesseans throughout his brief tenure in office from shooting down Nashville's anti-discrimination laws to creating the bill banning the use of the word "gay" in public schools. He's railroading civil liberties to the extent of making it illegal to upload a "potentially offensive image" to the internet this year. I addressed our Governor's antics with a visual commentary of him and his wife on my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/07/potentially-offensive-portrait-governor.html Drop by and let me know how you feel about our rights being infringed upon.


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