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I could write a book

Frank Sinatra:

Beatdown

Cops beating hippies. Who could have predicted it?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Just a few hours after protesters learned they’d be able to stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, violence has broken out as a group marched away from it.

A group of protesters were headed south on Broadway toward the New York Stock Exchange. The group swelled quickly and wound up in a confrontation with police as they tried to gain access to Wall Street. A standoff occurred.

Police motorcycles were shaped like a V and moved toward the protesters in the stand off. One man lost his balance, and was run over by a police motorcycle. Police descended on the protester and got him out from under the bike, but violence broke out.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported police descended on some protesters, wielding their night sticks and batons. A police captain reportedly hurled his megaphone and wound up rolling around in the street with a protester. Sandberg reports he himself was pushed around by police.

Heh

Reading this cheered me immensely!

Nothing to do? It’s up to you

What’s so freakin’ good about it?

Well, for one thing, Mayor Bloomberg called off the dogs, maybe because of the more than 300,000 people who signed a petition asking him not to push out the occupiers of Zuccotti Park.

Police action

At #OccupyDenver. Camp cleared out this morning by executive order of Dem governor.

And just like gremlins, they’ll be back.

$56 million

That’s how much they found in an audit of our famously corrupt sheriff’s department. Vote for Cherie Honkula!

Bloomberg backs off

UPDATE: Five thousand people jam Zuccotti Park and Bloomberg backs down – for now.

I’ve got you under my skin

Ella Fitzgerald:

With a song in my heart

Dinah Washington:

Well-sharpened, and ready

If you are the big tree/ We are the small axe/ Ready to cut you down…

What I like about Bob Marley is that he didn’t have to try to deafen you with power chords to sound dangerous.

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