one cop went to jail this week

davis

not this one, he didnt do anything wrong.

he told those kids to move and they wouldnt move.

they did not respect his authority.

former Philadelphia police Captain, Ray Lewis

this guy, former philadelphia police captain, Ray Lewis, was arrested

for protesting with the Occupy Wall Street movement

he also explains why it is good that the 99% do not have a leader

which is interesting since he would make a damn good leader for the movement

especially if he only dressed in that uniform.

people like food trucks

fashion truck

aint no doubt about that one bit

if i was a public servant

or the mayor of los angeles

id embrace the fact that LA has the most and coolest food trucks

and id make sure that they were given a regular place to park

in a part of town that i wanted people to

peoplefy.

a section of town that should be better and only needs probably a small jolt of love.

cupcake food truckid start with Westwood Village on a weekend.

a part of LA that used to be one of the great centers of fun.

sprinkle food trucks on every street and let people mosey from one part of westwood to the other

and omg maybe duck into a shop along the way and browse

and maybe purchase something.

it has blown my mind that in the center of all that affluence there are so many

empty store fronts and failed businesses.

if you cannot thrive in a wealthy section of LA, the rest is doomed.

the answer is food trucks. lots of them. as many as you can.

they’ll attract tourists.

they’ll attract the youth.

and then you can send them to other parts of town.

its very simple.

yr welcome.

now we know why this kid wants to be sedated, hes a jets fan

remember this adorable kid with his brother in the bath tub singing to the ramones?

turns out he is a Jets fan, and doesnt realize that the game is played between the lines

and not played on paper

at least thats what his video-taping mom is trying to convince him

while watching him whine and cry

like a six year old in his pajamas.

mom just needs to agree with the boy by saying something like the AFC East is a beast

and although dreams do sometimes come true

this time theres no way Mark Sanchez is gonna do much but look pretty in defeat.

now nite nite little guy and figure out a way to dig us out of this economic mess

that will really make you cry once you turn off ESPN and click over to the actual news.

Shepard Fairey creates Occupy Hope, challenges Obama to represent the average American

shepard fairey asks for president obama to help be the voice to the average american

Shepard Fairey, the LA-based street artist who helped galvanize President Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaign with his iconic Hope posters,

has called out the commander in chief, in a way, with a new poster that eerily incorporates the Guy Fawkes mask

with the image most closely related to Obama’s historic ascendancy.

“Mister President we HOPE you’re on our side” reads the text below the blue and red graphic.

Today Fairey published the image on his Obey/Giant site and said that it  represents his support for Occupy, “a grassroots movement spawned to stand up against corruption, imbalance of power, and failure of our democracy to represent and help average Americans.”

Fairey wrote that he sees the president “as a potential ally of the Occupy movement if the energy of the movement is perceived as constructive, not destructive. I still see Obama as the closest thing to ‘a man on the inside’ that we have presently. Obviously, just voting is not enough. We need to use all of our tools to help us achieve our goals and ideals. However, I think idealism and realism need to exist hand in hand. Change is not about one election, one rally, one leader, it is about a constant dedication to progress and a constant push in the right direction.”

He also said that the image may not be totally legal, which is classic, and funny. To me.

8 1/2 minutes in Jerry Brown’s California

UC Davis is about a half hour from the governor’s mansion in Sacramento.

what you see here is what the XBI calls a power play.

the students, angry that once again their tuition to attend a public university is going up, staged a sit-down protest on the grounds of their campus.

the police, ordered from on high to break up the protest, dressed in riot gear and bulletproof vests and pepper sprayed the students when they would not Obey and remove themselves from the sidewalk in the quad of the sleepy campus.

the results appear to be akin to using a sledgehammer to pop a zit.

especially when its being documented by scores of camera wielding kids who just happen to be chanting and screaming and making the actions of the public servants seem even more brutal that if the confrontation was merely reported in print.

there is some video of this standoff that is even more dramatic than this one. showing you that perspective can sometimes intensify or lessen how one feels about the exact same exchange.

although some governors might puff up in pride if the saw video like this happening 30 minutes from their backyard, im assuming this made Gov. Brown cringe as he is one who often champions “the people”.

the people got sprayed in the face for occupying a sidewalk in davis.

and then the cops cowered home on video to the shouts of kids recording it all on their iPads.

when the billionaire mayor of New York does this sort of thing to the self-proclaimed 99% the symbolism is impossible to miss.

likewise it’s hard to overlook the irony when peaceful protestors are being roughed up minutes from the mansion of Governor Moonbeam.

this is the third time Brown has been governor of the Golden State

seems to me that this could be the first truly Golden opportunity for him to lead in a way that is different than those on the other coast.

and if it were inspiring leadership, rooted in the liberal foundation that he is known for (and has been elected to echo),

it could prove more interesting than the pictures that were shot yesterday.

and for a moment people might not realize that California is in as much trouble as it is.