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Protesters affiliated with the "Occupy Wall Street" protests chant outside 740 Park Avenue, home to billionaire David Koch and David Ganek, in New York, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton) Protesters affiliated with the "Occupy Wall Street" protests chant outside 740 Park Avenue, home to billionaire David Koch and David Ganek, in New York, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)  

TheDC Morning: Occupy DC brings social justice through knocking down old ladies

1.) Occupy DC brings social justice through knocking down old ladies — On Friday night, a howling mob of Occupy DC geniuses stormed the Washington Convention Center, blocked traffic, hurt some elderly people, and kept parents with small children and a woman in a wheelchair from leaving. All because there was somebody inside they didn’t like. So where were the cops? TheDC’s Matthew Boyle reports: “Americans For Prosperity staffers told The Daily Caller that Washington, D.C. 911 operators hung up on them four times when they asked for extra police to help them deal with the Occupy DC protesters who stormed their ‘Defending the American Dream Summit’ Friday evening and some attendees suggested that the lack of police resources may have been politically motivated. AFP foundation’s director of programs Katie Engdahl said she called 911 to ask for more help in order to protect event attendees from the growing group of protesters outside the Washington Convention Center. Engdahl was the AFP staffer in charge of running the event, which the Occupy protesters swarmed on Friday night, most likely because billionaire investor David Koch was in attendance. Left-wing media have vilified Koch and his brother, Charles, for their donations to libertarian and free market causes… Engdahl said she called 911 in the middle of the show and told them the protesters appeared organized with a plan of attack as they had all the convention center exits blocked… ‘I said that I didn’t want it to rise to where we had a confrontation or other problems – and they hung up on me,’ Engdahl said, adding that she and other AFP staffers and volunteers had made at least four 911 calls from inside the convention center asking for help.” They were all hung up on. Meanwhile: “Dolores Brodersen, a 78-year-old woman who came to Washington for the summit with her Detroit AFP group, suffered severe injuries to her wrist, both legs and ankle as a result of the havoc raised by the protesters.” Well, they had a really good chant going and didn’t want to stop for some old lady writhing in pain on the ground. If Brodersen didn’t want to get pushed down the stairs, she should’ve thought about that before she attended an event that wasn’t Occupy DC-approved, right? Another elderly woman was also injured on the same set of stairs, and the peaceful, compassionate Occupy DC protesters helped out by… yelling at her. P.S. Was the inadequate police presence politically motivated? P.P.S. Oh yeah, and Occupy DC also used their own children as human shields. Nice.

2.) More on the Occupy DC attack mob — TheDC’s Michelle Fields was also on the receiving end of the Occupy movement’s respect for women Friday night. You can watch her report from the Washington Convention Center here. And here she is describing the peacefully belligerent, calmly shrieking protesters: “They targeted the individuals at the event by blocking off all of the exits of the building so that no one could leave and blocked off all intersections around the convention center so that no cars could pass through. It seemed as though most people at the event caught cabs back home, so the people who were hurt the most by the blocked intersections were DC residents — not the people from the AFP event… A very large group of male protesters began to surround me and chant ‘F— Michelle Fields,’ while others screamed in my face for working at The Daily Caller and being a ‘right wing extremist.’ There were very few female protesters, but they were civil towards me. All of the people who harassed me were male protesters… Occupy DC only allowed non-luxury cars and government buses to pass through. At one point an African American man came by in an SUV and pleaded with the protesters to let him and his 2 year old son get through so they could go home. One of the protesters shouted: ‘Sorry, but you have no power right now and your son can’t save you.’” When it comes to targeting victims of their free-floating rage, Occupy DC’s preference is clear: women and children first.

3.) Do we really know how Bin Laden died? — As you might recall, it took a while for the Obama administration to get their story straight about how the Bin Laden raid went down. But eventually we did find out what really happened, right? Wellllll… TheDC’s Vince Coglianese reports: “Forget whatever you think you know about the night Osama bin Laden was killed. According to a former Navy SEAL who claims to have the inside track, the mangled tales told of that historic night have only now been corrected. ‘It became obvious in the weeks evolving after the mission that the story that was getting put out there was not only untrue, but it was a really ugly farce of what did happen,’ said Chuck Pfarrer, author of Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden. In an extensive interview with The Daily Caller, Pfarrer gave a detailed account of why he believes the record needed to be corrected, and why he set out to share the personal stories of the warriors who penetrated bin Laden’s long-secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In August the New Yorker delivered a riveting blow-by-blow of the SEALs’ May 1, 2011 raid on bin Laden’s hideaway. In that account, later reported to lack contributions from the SEALs involved, readers are taken through a mission that began with a top-secret helicopter crashing and led to a bottom-up assault of the Abbottabad compound… Chuck Pfarrer rejects almost all of that story.” B-b-but… it was in the New Yorker! Pfarrer also says that by announcing Bin Laden’s death that very night, Obama “rendered moot all of the intelligence that was gathered from the nexus of al-Qaida. The computer drives, the hard drives, the videocasettes, the CDs, the thumb drives, everything. Before that could even be looked through, the political decision was made to take credit for the operation.” You have to put yourself in Obama’s shoes, though: “Which is more important, stopping al-Qaida at some undetermined point in the future (possibly even after the next election!), or being The President Who Killed Bin Laden right now?”

4.) Obama’s rhetoric is nothing new — And how about The Greatest President in United States History, anyway? Has he learned any new tricks? TheDC’s Neil Munro reports: “A rediscovered video from Barack Obama’s 2004 Senate race shows him road-testing his current rhetorical techniques, pitching far-left policies, and depicting business and the marketplace as negative forces. ‘We all have a set of mutual obligations towards each other — we are our brother’s keeper, we are our sister’s keeper — and that those mutual obligations have to express themselves through government policies,’ he said at the tail end of a soft-focus, five-minute autobiographical video entitled ‘Introducing Barack Obama’ that he released during his 2004 campaign for U.S. Senate… The 2004 video also showcases several recurring features of Obama’s speeches — his use of the passive tense to glide past controversial issues, his passive-aggressive portrayal of himself as the reasonable moderate among extremists, and his promises of benefits without costs.” All of which was a lot easier to get away with back then, before he had a public record to haunt him or was expected to get results. What we’re seeing now is Obama’s lack of a Plan B.

5.) Shocking new evidence revealed in Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal — The undeniable proof is far too graphic to describe here. If you’re strong of stomach: Click the link.

6.) Today’s uncharacteristically perceptive question from Capital One spokesman and the next mayor of New York, Alec Baldwin — “Do we hate people who cheat and steal successfully? Or do we now just hate success, period?”

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