Kentucky city commissioner: ‘I feel like going Taliban’ on Occupy protesters

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:43 EDT
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Angered by the emergence of the Occupy protesters nationwide, a Kentucky politician expressed his desire on his Facebook page Sunday afternoon for them to be physically removed.

According to Cincinnati.com, Covington, Kentucky city commissioner Steve Frank (R) was unusually honest about his disgust for Occupy Wall Street and the similar protests around the country.

“Turn out the lights on the Occupiers, I feel like going Taliban on them!!!” he wrote in a Facebook post.

When asked to explain his comments, Frank further elaborated his harsh sentiments.

Frank elaborated: ”The Taliban, as they see it is resisting occupation. I am resisting the Occupiers and very proud to be a 1%’er. I figured that the irony would be lost on most of the dummies in Occupation Nation who oppose the war in Afganistan because they see us as occupiers. I happen to oppose the war too but for highly different grounds. PS I am proud of our troops and have a son in harm’s way.”

Ooccupy protests have sprung up in at least 72 cities across America, and over a thousand cities across the world. The demonstrations are being held to raise awareness of income inequality, the rising costs of living and the lack of accountability by anyone on Wall Street for America’s sagging economy.

(Photo credit: Timothy Krause)

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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