Occupy Orange County's Irvine Protest Inspires Lefty Slogans

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Huge lefty crowd in Irvine chanted their belief that they "will win"
Though today's energetic, historic Occupy Orange County protest in Irvine generally tilted liberal, participants didn't all agree on the message they meant to deliver.

That's not surprising given that the diverse crowd of perhaps 1,000 people consisted of unapologetic Marxists, anti-communist advocates, Ron Paul Republican fans, mainstream Democrats, students, Lyndon LaRouche loyalists, union members, and Oath Keepers.

Here's a sampling of the messages carried on handmade placards, bumper stickers or t-shirts:

--Robin Hood was right.

--I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.

--Stop corporate greed now!

--I don't have a lobbyist so I made this sign.

--Get big business out of government.

--Tax the rich!

--Communism isn't cool.

--Wake up! You are being entertained to death!

--We're not from the left; we're not from the right; we're from the bottom and we're coming for the top.

--Time for an American Spring.

--The only good investment banker is an investment banker in jail.

--What would Abraham, Martin and John do?

--Hang George Bush.

--Corporate money out of politics.

--Democracy is not a spectator sport.

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R. Scott Moxley
--Tax corporations 100%

--True patriots pay their fair share!

--Corporations are not people.

--Rise up middle class!

--I'm a weed in the corporate lawn.

--Troops home now.

--Legalize 420.

--The corporations fear us.

--The young must now lead. We can't make it any worse.

--Make Wall Street pay.

--The 99% solution: Economic revolution!

--Save the American Dream.

--Vote Ron Paul for President.

--Ron Paul sucks.

--End the Fed.

--Wall Street fraud is a government sponsored enterprise.

--Demand Integrity.

--No oligarchy

--1% richer; 99% poorer; 100% unfair.

--Cut military spending now!

--Reclaim democracy!

--Hold Wall Street accountable.

--Separation of corporation and state.

--Stop tuition raises!

--Prosecute the money whores.

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R. Scott Moxley
--People rise up!

--The silent majority is silent no more!

--Stop corporate welfare.

--You may say that I'm a believer, but I'm not the only one!

--Ban all political TV and radio ads; Get $ out of politics.

--Jesus is the only answer.

--Stop Fullerton police abuse. Justice for Kelly Thomas.

--Bank of America pays zero in taxes. How much do you pay?

--A bought government is not democracy.

--The People are too big to fail.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

(rscottmoxley at ocweekly dot com)

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Sarah J.
Sarah J.

Most of the money in OC has dried up because Real Estate is what drove the Economy in South County. I live here and these are some of the richest yet dumbest people I've had the displeasure of cohabiting with. The streets are lined with crooked mortgage brokers with leases on cars they can no longer afford.

Cooogar100
Cooogar100

Sarah, maybe with a little luck these "not so bright" people that you described may decide to move east to the Hamptons! That way, they'll be close to the crooked Wall Street Investment Bankers!

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Karma
Karma

My personal favorite sign: "Even Honeybadger give a sh*t about the 99%"

OC Christian
OC Christian

You didn't get mine:  "End $ocialism for the Rich" / "Goldman Sachs Was Not Elected" 

Guess whether they're left or right?

HistoryLesson
HistoryLesson

"Ron Paul sucks" - of all the signs this one is the weirdest.  I can understand people disagreeing with some of his ideas and opinions but at least the man has integrity; at least he's against killing innocents abroad in YOUR name and with your tax dollars; at least he's in favor of ending the absurd and corrupt war on drugs; at least he's in favor of ending corporate subsidies, etc.  The left needs to make friends with the far-right, not insult them with stupid one-liners.

Cities12345
Cities12345

Dear History Lesson,                               Here is a history lesson that Ron Paul and others need to face.Whether Ron Paul sucks or not, is not a matter whose validity or not is NOT determined by a sign at the "Occupy Irvine," Rally.               It IS DETERMINED by whether Ron Paul HIMSELF                 just talks, or ACTS ON WHAT HE KNOWS IS TRUE.                                         Let me give you a test case, which will settle the question in REALITY.                      Ron Paul has said correctly, Obama's Actions in Libya are an IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.    Ron Paul is correct.      The follow-up is RON PAUL MUST SUBMIT ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FOR OBAMA TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE of the US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES!   (What they do with it is their business..               RON PAUL MUST SUBMIT  IT OR HE SUCKS.    No one can stop him, BUT HIMSELF.   He can't blame anyone else. It's up to HIM.             Further,    it is a KNOWN, PUBLIC FACT that Ron Paul has on his staff a man named Bruce Fein,  WHO ALREADY HAS WRITTEN THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OF OBAMA.                     Ron  Paul also has a standing offer from Professor of Law, Francis Boyle of the University of Illinois to file  Impeachment of Obama papers absolutely free of charge. 

              So, in conclusion, Ron Paul  MUST FILE IMPEACHMENT PAPERS ON OBMA NOW.      Or, Ron Paul  Sucks.   The choice is in Ron Paul's Hands.  Not in the hands of the person who held that sign during the "Occupy Irvine" Rally, Saturday, October 15, 2011.                 The history lesson of 1933 Hitler  cries out to Ron Paul Loud and Clear:DO NOT DELAY:     FILE THE IMPEACHMENT NOW BEFORE OUR MODERN VERSION OF A HITLER/NERO OBAMA does untold damage for generations to come. 

Just4funlatin
Just4funlatin

I'll just bet 99% of these dimwits voted for Obama!

Cities12345
Cities12345

 Hey Just4funlatin,                             Remember Wall Street and London Bankers gave Obama $700 million dollars to Obama to run for President in 2008.                        They gave him goo gobs of free publicity.                                         YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE REAL OBAMA STILL TODAY!                                               You've been lied to, again, and again, and again, and again.            Go to http://www.larouchpac.com and watch the two interviews with the world's leading expert on Narcissism, as in a Nero, or Hitler Personality Type, with Dr. Sam Vakinin, an Israeli expert on these matters.  He is talking about YOUR President, Barack Obama.          A  clear  case of A Nero, Hitler narcissist. Obama.            The dimwits you talk about ARE WAKING UP!    Obama IS WALL STEET. OBAMA  IS PROTECTING WALL STREET!!   WALL STREET IS DEPENDING ON OBAMA TO PROTECT THEM.         That is why WALL STREET IS PLANNING TO GIVE OBAMA 1 BILLION DOLLARS TO KEEP HIM IN OFFICE, as a DICTATOR IF NECESSARY.

        Case Closed.    ACT NOW!           As A Jew, I, Gerald Pechenuk, demand that you and all others, don't make the mistake of the "Good Germans" of 1933 who thought HITLER WAS A JOKE WHO WOULD BE OUT SHORTLY IN THE NEXT ELECTION.

        Sound familiar???????

Kinsey6
Kinsey6

Lyndon Larouche is the nuttiest, craziest politician in American history.  He's been running for president for like what... 35-40+ years now?  He's a genuine wacko and he'll never be elected to anything... not even dog catcher because he's simply too insane.  The guy's a homophobe too... reason enough in itself to never hold any public office.

Cities12345
Cities12345

Hey Kinsey6

                 Methinks you doth protest too much.   Methinks you also are trying to change the subject.      Methinks you are avoiding the issues on the table with pure nonsensical babble.              So, I repeat, the issue is Glass Steagall, an FDR bill that saved our banking system in the 1930's and can do it again, just fine , today. LaRouche supports it, how about you Kinsey6?   What do you support?           Money going in to bailouts.  The Inspector General of the TARP Bailout Funds, estimated over 20 Trillion Dollars to AIG, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Bank, etc.  BAILOUTS.   LaRouche opposes that , how about you Kinsey6?            And finally, as FDR did with the Reconstruction  Finance Corp, major infrastructure and related physical economics projects to create real wealth and make the dollar a solid currency once again.     LaRouche has designed such a program, anchored around a John F. kennedy era program called NAWAPA, North American Water and Power alliance, which would bring fresh water to California and other states in the West and  Southwest and Midwest of the United States from Alaska. (details available at http://www.larouchepac.com ).   What's your policy on this Kinsey6 ???

       So, quit the mudslinging, Kinsy6, and  grow up.   Remember , the mud you sling, may be right from under your own feet!  

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Loved your list of sign verbiage !......Good reporting.........

mitch young
mitch young

This is kinda cool, I don't think I've ever seen a reporter give such a detailed list of slogans on protest signs.

mystere
mystere

So Scotty boy! Did you dip into you left wing slop trough tonight and stuff your belly? You just belched out something stinky!

Ajfitness
Ajfitness

The reason they are all so diverse is the root of the probelm is elusive.  www.globalistagenda.org  Learn why every president or elected official follows the same pattern (if they aren't assassinated first), why our liberties are being stripped one by one. 

Rptreat
Rptreat

Such diversity, nice.

mitch young
mitch young

You mean in the usual sense -- racial? Then the crowd seems disproportionately white to me. There are a few Asians visible, but it seems like whites outnumber them 4-1. And remember, this is Irvine, which is nearly have Asian I believe.

Xpatriot2u2
Xpatriot2u2

Private corporations, special interests and deregulation havebeen the contributing factor to the decline of American Ideals. Simply look atthe US's failed intervention in South America as proof unregulated big businessis not in the best interest of free citizens, it's a one-sided fight. Furthmore, The US's control of the IMF and the continued gold market manipulationwill lead to more instability throughout the world.  Open your eyes sheeple.

clearmessage
clearmessage

Mr. Moxley,

You claimed to have somehow missed a cohesive message. Said message should be apparent, incidentally, from all of the pictures posted alongside the text of your article.

I'd beg you not to focus on all of the fringe statements one might expect to hear from a diverse group of protestors. Every sign I see here, allowing for those who obviously just wanted to throw in their two cents, is a variation on a theme that should be painfully apparent. 

Cities12345
Cities12345

Clearmessage comment is right on target!   What most people don't know is that Obama is a stooge and bought and paid for agent of the corporate financial interests that clearmessage clearly identifies in his message.        So, to do what the 99%  clearly wants, requires Barack to hit the road jack, and don't come back.     I dare anyone to defend Obama's bailouts and constant support of the BIG WALL STREET, LONDON, and EURO BANKS. PLEASE SAVE YOUR EXCUSES. JUST ADMIT THE TRUTH AND FACE IT , YOU WERE HAD!!!       The 99% are united, all right, and the Handwriting is On The Wall, for the "Great Pretender,"    The BIGGEST HOAX ever perpetuated on the people of the US and the world, the would be dictator,  PRESIDENT BARRACK OBAMA!    

mystere
mystere

Goodbye to Borat Obonga in 2012!

Xpatriot2u2
Xpatriot2u2

Good heavens man the ignorance from your post  is wafting so bad my eyes are watering up and canbarely type.  Not only are youemphatically wrong about your anti-democratic diatribe, but you throw FDR and Lincolnunder the bus. Really!?

The problem in this country is not Obama it's the last 25years of continual deregulation of our financial system at the hands ofrepublicans. Republicans sold out America to Wall Street and allowed unfetteredbanks to systematically destroy our economy. The idea of privatizing ournational resources is leading to the demise of American society and the redistributionof wealth. This is what the 99% is all about.

HistoryLesson
HistoryLesson

How about this.  You're both partially right.  Financial deregulations + Repuglicans + privitization but also + corrupt Democrats (including Obama) + excessive defense spending + corporate bailouts (agreed to by Dems and Repugs) + the national security police state (Dems and Repugs support) + the war on drugs and Prison state economics (Dems and Repugs support) = catastrophe.

The Repugs suck but Obama is just more of the same.

MajorDoon
MajorDoon

That's not an "Obama" thing, that's an "Everyone in the federal government" thing. Don't let Congress escape condemnation just because you view Obama as a convenient scapegoat.

Cities12345
Cities12345

xpatriot2u2                 Start with  the escalation of a US presence in Libya, now with boots on the ground, which has led to some members of Congress calling out the obvious, in late June and July, 2011 that THIS IS CLEARLY AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.                 THERE IS NO, REPEAT NO, CONGRESSIONAL  AUTHORIZATION FOR A WAR IN LIBYA.          Period.   It's A Slam Dunk Case.                Now, the First African American President Has Today Declared Imperial War on the African Continent, with the announcement by Obama that he is deploying 100 US Troops into Uganda.       Again NO CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL!!!             Throw in the 1,000-2,000 non-combatant civilians murdered by US drone  strikes in Pakistan, alone,    AND OBAMA has enough blood on his hands to make Lady MacBeth blush!!                              Obama needs to be be shown the door out of the White House and get a one way ticket to a safe place where he cannot do more harm to either himself or to the suffering people of the world.    It's the  most humane and equitable steps that can be taken under these circumstances.        Go to http://www.larouchepac.com to help make that a reality ASAP!

Xpatriot2u2
Xpatriot2u2

"Obama has claimed he has the right to murder Americancitizens, as in the recent Al-Awaki Case."

There is a crime in this country called treason and Ibelieve it is punishable by death. Do you really believe Al-Awaki had notcommitted treason and sedition?

"OBAMA IS WORSE THAN CHENEY AND BUSH in terms ofSTARTING WARS WITH NO CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL!"

To which wars are you referring? Last I checked we areengaged in two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan and Congress approved both.

There is a crime in this country called treason and Ibelieve it is punishable by death. Do you really believe Al-Awaki had notcommitted treason and sedition?

"OBAMA IS WORSE THAN CHENEY AND BUSH in terms ofSTARTING WARS WITH NO CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL!"

To which wars are you referring? Last I checked we areengaged in two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan and Congress approved both.

Cities12345
Cities12345

MajorDoon,                Agreed.  Why did Obama appoint Jim Leach, the Republican  Congresman who was  a leading co-sponsor of the Gramm-LEACH-Biley ACT that got rid of the Glass Steagall firewall, TO  A TOP APPOINTMENT IN HIS ADMINISTRATION.!            You can check out the facts.   Obama has claimed he has the right to murder American citizens, as in the recent  Al-Awaki Case.    OBAMA IS WORSE THAN CHENEY AND BUSH in terms of STARTING WARS WITH NO CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL!            Yes, MajorDoon is right.   In fact, go back a littler longer to the Assassination of John F. and Robert Kennedy, and you will find the answer to your question, as to almost EVERY ELECTED OFFICIAL SINCE THEN HAS BEEN AFRAID TO TELL THE TRUTH AND STEP ON THE TOES OF THE REAL MURDERERS OF THE KENEDYS.          But now that financial system of the London/Wall Street oligarchy is bankrupt and they are doomed.               That is why some in Congress, such as Marcy Kaptur have stepped up to the plate and are willing to fight to restore Glass Steagall.   HR 1489!   Today. Call Your Congressman to be a Co-sponsor of HR 1489.  The real question, MajorDoon   is do YOU have the guts to stand up and fight?? 

Cities12345
Cities12345

  Mr. Moxley,        You missed the signs that contained the  #1 Demand,  Pass HR 1489 Return to Prudent Banking Act to Restore the Glass Steagall Separation Between Legitimate Banking and Gambling. Conresswoman Marcy Kaptur's Bill, pushed by the LaRouche PAC, as well asFDR Democrats, Lincoln and Antii-Globalist Republican and Many Members of theTea Party Caucus in Congress, who instead of being divided and conquered, want to unite and restore the Constitution on the US and the principles of the Founding Fathers.     Try it, you'll like it..   And it works,   It suceeded in building this nation.    Go on http://www.larouchepac.com and check out the progress of HR 1489 of Congresswoman March Kaputur.    Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez was recently added to the list of co-sponsors, now at 47 and growing.

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