Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I’ll take “How Wall Street Screws Everybody” for $500, Alex

Hmm. Wouldn’t you think that a group of people protesting (ostensibly) “Wall Street excesses” would at least have heard of the largest financial reform legislation passed since 1933?

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And since Dodd Frank didn’t separate commercial and investment banks (which would constitute “re-enacting the Glass-Steagal Act” that  the OWS crowd is (ostensibly) “demanding” – it looks to me like less than 16% of the 99% got this question right. It looks like closer to 10% got the Dodd-Frank question correct. In fact, out of the 9 questions, the vast majority only got two questions into the smiley face gold star zone. Even marking on a curve, that’s not going to warrant a passing grade.

Here are the results:

1. 90% incorrect or don't know 
2. 74% correct 
3. 62% incorrect or don't know 
4. 76% correct  
5. 100% incorrect or don't know 
6. 72% incorrect or don't know 
7. 90% incorrect or don't know 
8. N/A - Debatable 
9. 96% incorrect

Maybe these “kids” just need to eat a little better – to give their brain a bit more energy to work with. Fortunately, unemployed chefs and organic farmers and producers have stepped in just in time to prevent a more serious brain drain:

RU smarter than OWSMaybe they need a little sleep too

Most of the produce, grass-fed meat and organic chicken is donated from small organic farms upstate, including Northland Sheep Dairy, West Haven Farm and Wide Awake Bakery in Ithaca, and several farms in Connecticut and Vermont.

When food is ready for the protesters, a driver collects crates from each of the cooperative farms and drives to New York City with a truckload of goodies.

chef eric and a round of gourmet cheese for the OWS crowdChef Eric holds a round of organic sheep cheese donated to feed the pillaging hoards, with these words of encouragement: “Fight the Greed!”

And then, unemployed chefs step up to the plate (a little culinary humor) to cook the chow in a soup kitchen in Brooklyn in order to have dinner ready to serve to the hungry hoard of occupiers promptly at 7:00 pm.

“We’re running a five-star restaurant down there,’’ crowed Eric Smith, 38, the ex-le Chef de Tournant at the Sheraton in Midtown, who works out of a soup kitchen in East New York, Brooklyn, churning out the meals for more than 1,000 protesters every day.

“The other day, we made some wonderful salmon cakes with dill sauce and some quinoa salad and a wonderful tomato salad with fennel and red onion,’’ he said.

“We use organic, grass-fed meats, and the other day, we made a wonderful fried rice and root vegetables and all kinds of soup.”

Wow! No wonder they won’t go home.

So last night, for example, while your family of four may have been forced to resort to Hamburger Helper, thanks to Smith's culinary magic, hordes of Occupy Wall Street protesters instead feasted on organic chicken, spaghetti Bolognese, roasted beet and sheep’s milk-cheese salad and wild heirloom potatoes.

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

feeding at the zoo-cottiHere try it, it’s good. I don’t know what it is, butt trust me, I know what I’m talking about.

Meanwhile, Big Guy continued his Wheels of Plunder tour through North Carolina. He doesn’t look a whole lot happier about being there than Lady M did at the MLK dedication on Sunday:

           bo set jawmo keeping my eye on you

Maybe they just need to eat a little better too. I heard Chef Eric is available.

Thank goodness, here we are, putting on our happy faces today for our joint appearance at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. We’re not campaigning though.

happy faces

butt out

They were just clearing up “misunderstandings” about Big Guy’s JOBS, JOBS, JOBS bill. Like it’s really a SPEND, SPEND, SPEND bill.


TODAY’S sad sack OWS 99%er:

fubar2Here’s a little tip that will prove helpful, should you ever get a job that you think is worthy of you: “When you’re in a hole, stop digging.”

Linked By: Fausta on The Coalition Of The Swilling, and no-nonsense-nancy on drkatesview, Thanks!