...It's one thing to wave signs at bankers, it's another to smash their windows; it's one thing to have a "leaderless movement" and claim to be standing up for the little guy -- it's another when a medum-sized guy comes up with a kewl T-shirt that riffs off that movement and starts sellin' it, and the "leaderless movement" whines about not getting a share in the profit until the thing is withdrawn from sales.
Hip-hop artiste and clothing designer Jay-Z made himself an "Occupy All Streets" T, got tweeted wearing it, sold a bunch for $22 a pop...and then yanked it when an "OWS leader" (???) got all butthurt about not getting a slice of the action.
Gee, whose idea was the shirt? Seems OWS has the same notions about intellectual property as they do about real estate and cash money: it's only yours if they've decided not to take it from you. Yet.
Thugs. It's a pity -- they and many of the TEA parties had some common goals, like ending the Federal Reserve and lettin' failing banks fail; I'd've liked to see 'em get together where they could and maybe move the mess off top dead center but it wasn't to be and now, as the po-leece once again roust 'em from their comfy, expropriated park, OWS has dropped below self-parody and started digging bare-handed in the mud, still hoping that the bottom will drop out as they bore toward bedrock. --And maybe toward Bedrock, too.
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