Daily Archives: October 26, 2011

Occupy Portland, IncorporatedTM: Hoodstock Goes Corporate

Fun Band, Now Hoodstock Logo
Anti-corporate Occupy Portland, hereby renamed Hoodstock (please make a note of it), has SOLD OUT. They’ve gone to “The Man” and filed paperwork to become a CORPORATION.

According to inside tweeters (yes, I did just say that) it was announced at the General Assembly last night, leaving some true believers a little perplexed.
Shouldn’t they make these decisions? Isn’t that what the GA is for? Who’s in charge here? Aren’t we a leaderless pack?
See the sell out for yourself:


Photo Art Credit: Michelle Malkin
Corporate Friends of Occupy
Meantime the corporation haters are cranky about the bad press (here, here,  here), upset that the cops noticed their overflowing sewage leaking toilets (here), possibly moving (here) and now –just before Hoodstock totally devolves into anarchy–they’re being rescued once again by the unions. Astro turf thy name is Occupy PortlandTM, er, Hoodstock.

We’re checking out the man who filed for incorporation and will bring you what we know on the program today.

And now for your listening pleasure, an appropriate song for Hoodstock. Something Corporate’s, “I Kissed a Drunk Girl.” Have a nice day.


Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Astro Turf Takes Over Occupy Portland’s Hoodstock

Photo Credit: KGW

At the very moment #Hoodstock was planning to die, move or disintegrate, the unions have stepped in to prop up what’s left of Occupy Portland.

The AFL-CIO has scheduled a march during rush hour in downtown Portland today.

From the Mercury

The AFL-CIO has been part of this rodeo from the git-go, with the state organization’s Secretary-Treasurer on site for part of the time. Barbara Byrd has been a presence at the site and has been interviewed from Occupy Portland.

Now it looks as if the movement is collapsing under the weight of the drugs and crime it invited into the park.

But what ho! A flyer is now circulating suggesting a move to The Pearl, a planned chi chi loft haven in the newly gentrified warehouse district.

Please. The mess they created has killed it. They’re acting like a kid who messed up his room while Mom and Dad were out and then hides in the closet when they get home.

Occupy Portland’s PIO Jordan LaDoux told KGW not so fast:

Union Specialty: Busing in Protesters

“Someone making a fancy flier for their proposal should not be taken to mean it’s more or less likely to happen,” press liason Jordan Ledoux said. “Given the amount of effort put into the space, it’s unlikely to happen that quickly. This is what’s great about the process we’ve established. Completely different ideas get taken seriously, and even when they don’t happen, they start conversation that make other things happen.”

A Hoodstock spokesman I spoke to on Friday told me the AFL CIO has given at least $2,000.00 in cash but there’s no doubt been a bigger cash infusion than that. Check out this KGW report at about :30 in.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Bill Wickens
BillWickens Bill Wickens

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@parhamr Yep…and as such they are anxious and uninformed. Don’t forget JOB…means J ust O ver B roke.
Reid Parham
parhamr Reid Parham

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@BillWickens you’ve spoken with these occupiers? You write like you have first-hand knowledge of this.
Bill Wickens
BillWickens Bill Wickens

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@parhamr Unfortunately majority of occupiers I’ve spoken with don’t want to discuss with anyone with another viewpoint. Just slogans.
Reid Parham
parhamr Reid Parham

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@BillWickens they’re largely disenfranchised people who dislike intellectual aggression. Slogans are signs they want to be left alone.
Bill Wickens
BillWickens Bill Wickens

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@parhamr True…Signs without substance are just attention seekers with nothing else to do.
in reply to ↑
Reid Parham

@parhamr Reid Parham
@BillWickens yep. They’ve shown up as a first step. There are regular conversations about what to do next. You’re welcome to attend.

Occupy Portland, IncorporatedTM: Hoodstock Goes Corporate

Fun Band, Now Hoodstock Logo
Anti-corporate Occupy Portland, hereby renamed Hoodstock (please make a note of it), has SOLD OUT. They’ve gone to “The Man” and filed paperwork to become a CORPORATION.

According to inside tweeters (yes, I did just say that) it was announced at the General Assembly last night, leaving some true believers a little perplexed.
Shouldn’t they make these decisions? Isn’t that what the GA is for? Who’s in charge here? Aren’t we a leaderless pack?
See the sell out for yourself:


Photo Art Credit: Michelle Malkin
Corporate Friends of Occupy
Meantime the corporation haters are cranky about the bad press (here, here,  here), upset that the cops noticed their overflowing sewage leaking toilets (here), possibly moving (here) and now –just before Hoodstock totally devolves into anarchy–they’re being rescued once again by the unions. Astro turf thy name is Occupy PortlandTM, er, Hoodstock.

We’re checking out the man who filed for incorporation and will bring you what we know on the program today.

And now for your listening pleasure, an appropriate song for Hoodstock. Something Corporate’s, “I Kissed a Drunk Girl.” Have a nice day.


Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Astro Turf Takes Over Occupy Portland’s Hoodstock

Photo Credit: KGW

At the very moment #Hoodstock was planning to die, move or disintegrate, the unions have stepped in to prop up what’s left of Occupy Portland.

The AFL-CIO has scheduled a march during rush hour in downtown Portland today.

From the Mercury

The AFL-CIO has been part of this rodeo from the git-go, with the state organization’s Secretary-Treasurer on site for part of the time. Barbara Byrd has been a presence at the site and has been interviewed from Occupy Portland.

Now it looks as if the movement is collapsing under the weight of the drugs and crime it invited into the park.

But what ho! A flyer is now circulating suggesting a move to The Pearl, a planned chi chi loft haven in the newly gentrified warehouse district.

Please. The mess they created has killed it. They’re acting like a kid who messed up his room while Mom and Dad were out and then hides in the closet when they get home.

Occupy Portland’s PIO Jordan LaDoux told KGW not so fast:

Union Specialty: Busing in Protesters

“Someone making a fancy flier for their proposal should not be taken to mean it’s more or less likely to happen,” press liason Jordan Ledoux said. “Given the amount of effort put into the space, it’s unlikely to happen that quickly. This is what’s great about the process we’ve established. Completely different ideas get taken seriously, and even when they don’t happen, they start conversation that make other things happen.”

A Hoodstock spokesman I spoke to on Friday told me the AFL CIO has given at least $2,000.00 in cash but there’s no doubt been a bigger cash infusion than that. Check out this KGW report at about :30 in.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Bill Wickens
BillWickens Bill Wickens

@

@parhamr Yep…and as such they are anxious and uninformed. Don’t forget JOB…means J ust O ver B roke.
Reid Parham
parhamr Reid Parham

@

@BillWickens you’ve spoken with these occupiers? You write like you have first-hand knowledge of this.
Bill Wickens
BillWickens Bill Wickens

@

@parhamr Unfortunately majority of occupiers I’ve spoken with don’t want to discuss with anyone with another viewpoint. Just slogans.
Reid Parham
parhamr Reid Parham

@

@BillWickens they’re largely disenfranchised people who dislike intellectual aggression. Slogans are signs they want to be left alone.
Bill Wickens
BillWickens Bill Wickens

@

@parhamr True…Signs without substance are just attention seekers with nothing else to do.
in reply to ↑
Reid Parham

@parhamr Reid Parham
@BillWickens yep. They’ve shown up as a first step. There are regular conversations about what to do next. You’re welcome to attend.