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OccupyWallStreet: RD goes to a protest march

Today’s the big one.  Check out the details of the march from Foley Square to the Financial district here:


I’m going as a passive pedestrian, you know, just checkin’ things out, minding my own business, in my labcoat and goggles.  I mean, I don’t speak for the hundreds of thousands of R&D professionals who have been affected by the crazy machinations of the bonus class or anything.  That’s really the job of our professional organizations.  Oh, wait!  We don’t really have any, or, should I say, we don’t have any who are willing to actually stick up for us.


Anyways, I’m taking the iPad, which means I will be able to post live on 3G.  But don’t count on perfectly edited posts because the keyboard and WordPress app don’t really lend themselves to that kind of thing.  I’ll try to take pics and upload them too.

Ok, gotta go catch a train.  Talk to you from Gotham…



Monday: Didn’t the media give us 8 years of Bush?

Just sayin’.

So, does anyone have a theory why the media is shoving Obama down our throats this year? Is it that they want to teach us values? The first African-American president? If that is true, why couldn’t we have the first female president? Wouldn’t that have been just as valuable? Given the adoration from the press that Obama received and the horrific treatment Hillary and Sarah get, one gets the impression that the country is not ready for a female in high office. Except, I’m fairly certain that is not true. What seems to be the case is that the media is not ready. Now, why would that be the case? Who is behind the media collaboration to elect Obama and why?

And how do we put the media back in its place?

Oh, and markets around the world are crashing this morning. But I’m sure The Chosen One will make it all better. It’s either that or he will be blamed for the worst economic crisis to hit the country since the Great Depression.

In other news, Harriet Christian wanted me to pass on this invitation to those of you in the NY-CT-NJ tri-state area. There will be an event tonight in NYC for area PUMAs. This is an opportunity to get together, meet the press and plan activities with the McCain campaign, if you are so inclined. (We at The Confluence don’t tell anyone how to vote. We encourage you to vote your conscience, regardless of media interference.) If you are interested in attending this soiree, here are the details:


TIME: 7:00-10:00 PM


313 First Avenue (at 18TH ST.)

$25 Cover Charge includes Open Bar and Finger Food.