Andrew Breitbart spoke Friday at the Chicago Tea Party’s TeaCon 2011 Convention in Schaumburg, where he attacked actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo. Breitbart told the crowd that Garofalo is “Hollywood’s sympathy fuck” because casting people feel sorry for her.
Garofalo, an outspoken liberal, has criticized the tea party movement. During an appearance on Coundown with Keith Olbermann, she said that presidential candidate Herman Cain “is probably well liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican party.”
A group of demonstrators have begun gathering in front of the Denver capitol building to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City. The “Occupy Denver” protesters said that more than 200 people joined their demonstration on Saturday.
“We are standing against corporate rule in this country, how they’ve taken over our politics, our schools, our unions — the union busting is horrible,” one protester told Denver Direct on Friday. “The big banks need to pay.”
Watch video of “Occupy Denver,” uploaded to YouTube, below:
The Chicago police on Friday attempted to divert the Critical Mass cycling event away from “Occupy Chicago” protesters, who have been camped out in front of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.
The protesters marched to the intersection where the police had halted the monthly ride, chanting “Occupy Chicago” and “We are the 99 percent.”
Some of the cyclists raised their fist in support of the demonstration. Other cyclists waved, high-fived the protesters, and took pictures.
“Occupy Chicago” began on September 23, when around 20 people gathered at Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, and then marched to the Federal Reserve Bank to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan.
Several hundred protesters gathered in front of City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday to show solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan.
The demonstrators marched from Pershing Square to City Hall, where they plan to camp out indefinitely. LA Weekly estimated there were at least 750 people participating in the protest.
They chanted slogans such as, “Hey hey, ho ho! Wall Street greed has got to go!” and “The people united will never be defeated.”
“Corporate interests seem to be controlling both parties,” one protester previously told the blog LAactivist.com. “The ‘little man,’ the ‘American every man,’ just isn’t getting their voice heard. When you need $35,000 to donate to a campaign to get your voice heard, to have a meeting, that’s not democracy.”
Watch videos of “Occupy Los Angeles,” uploaded to YouTube, below:
If a tea party group has a protest, Fox News is very happy to present coverage for that event. But if a protest has anything to do with “liberal views,” the network certainly doesn’t share the same eager glee.
In the midst of a Hannity segment Friday evening that criticized and mocked the Occupy Wall Street protests, The Five co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle denigrated the now two week protestors as being virtually useless.
“It’s Woodstock meets burning man meets people with absolutely no purpose or focus in life,” she said. “They have nothing but free time to be down there, they make up a slogan or cause as they go along, and they’re just looking to go out there and dirty the streets. And they really don’t have any idea of what they’re doing there.”
WATCH: Video from Fox News, which appeared on September 30, 2011.
Jeremy Jackson, Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, described the mouth of the Mississippi as “the bowl of the toilet of North America” during a speech at the California Academy of Sciences in September.
He explained that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was only one of many environmental disasters already occurring.
“You can’t really understand this oil spill or put it in perspective unless you know the history of the northern Gulf of Mexico, which is one of the most depressing stories in American environmental history,” he said.
So much fertilizer has seeped into the Mississippi river that it has created a dead zone — a large area in the Gulf of Mexico with no oxygen.
“All of this phosphorus and nitrogen, in incredible, mind-boggling qualities, comes down the river and gets dumped into the Gulf of Mexico,” Jackson said.
President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Congress to “get its act together” and pass his American Jobs Act, which he introduced nearly three weeks ago.
“Some Republicans in Congress have said that they agree with certain parts of this jobs bill,” the president said. “If so, it’s time for them to tell me what those proposals are. If they’re opposed to this jobs bill, I’d like to know what exactly they’re against.”
Current TV host David Shuster on Friday decried the Islamophobia propagated by conservative media outlets after a Muslim man, Rezwan Ferdaus, was arrested on charges of planning to fly explosive-packed, remote controlled airplanes into the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.
“On some right wing talk radio shows and Internet blogs, the Ferdaus news has prompted some bashing, ‘Muslims hate America, they support terrorism,’ and on and on and on,” he said. “The lies and Islamophobia have been on display in conservative media for years.”
The Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading across the country, as Boston’s movement has become the next major city to garner national attention.
On Friday afternoon, 3,000 protestors marched towards Bank of America in downtown Boston to signal their disapproval over the banks foreclosure practices. 24 people were arrested for trespassing but are unlikely to face serious charges, according to law enforcement.
“They wanted to be arrested, and we obliged,” Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told theBoston Herald.
Bank of America spokesman T.J. Crawford brushed off the protestors’ actions.
“These individuals choose to ignore the facts and instead focus on increasingly aggressive PR stunts,” Crawford said told the Herald. “Bank of America has a lot to be proud of in Massachusetts, from modifying 18,000 mortgages since 2008, to lending nearly $400 million to small businesses that are fueling the local economy in the first half of 2011.”
Along with Boston, protest movements against the big banks has emerged in Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin in Texas, and Washington D.C.
WATCH: Video from Youtube, which appeared on September 30, 2011.