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occupyeverywhere Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:38 PM
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Perry Repeats Fake Quote From Canadian Satire Article re: OWS
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 02:39 PM by occupyeverywhere
 
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http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/11/01/satire-on-occu...

By Jonathan Weisman

Satire may not be Texas Gov. Rick Perrys thing.

Last Friday, at the swanky Barley House tavern in Concord, N.H., Mr. Perry took a little jab at the Occupy Wall Street crowd, referencing an amusing quote his son had sent him from a protester occupying Toronto.

I dont know if it can be proved up or not, Mr. Perry conceded, the young mans name was Jeremy and he was 38 years old. But he said, We got here at 9 oclock, and those people, this was in Toronto, I think Bay Street is their comparable , he said those bankers that we came to insult, theyd already been at work for two hours when we got here at 9 oclock, and when we get ready to leave, you know, theyre still in there working. I guess greed just makes you work hard.

It was a reasonable paraphrase of the quote from Jeremy in Toronto, who appeared in the Toronto Globe and Mail saying, Its weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when its time to go, theyre still there. I guess thats why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? Thats the power of greed.

Problem is, there is no Jeremy. The quote was from a satirical piece by columnist Mark Schatzker, entitled Occupy Toronto: The one-week anniversary party. Above that headline was the word, Satire.
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:40 PM
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1. Dim Bulb.
This is what passes for brains in the GOP.
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catbyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:42 PM
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2. What a knob.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 02:48 PM
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3. Young Perry must have seen it in the Satirday paper.
:rofl:
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 03:54 PM
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4. Locking
OP is no longer a member of DU
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