Who are the 99%?

Who are the 99%?

They seem to be spreading in various cities. They’ve been in Wall Street for several weeks. Word is, they’ve moved into Washington Square Park in New York.

They’re in Washington as Occupy DC. They were in McPherson Square and Freedom Square, not far from the White House. And they were on the Mall this weekend. Here’s one sign bearer in the middle of the street in front of packed stairs of protesters at the National Air and Space Museum on Saturday:

And they’re occupying a number of other cities across America.

So what’s the story? They’re telling you if you are willing to listen. They aren’t encouraging. In a lot of cases, they’re pretty desperate. And they’ve gotten that way because the economic system has collapsed and the future is looking dark. They blame corporate greed, political indifference and media neglect.

Click here for a look.

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a lot of planes!

I’ve always thought this was one of the most impressive displays at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington. Thanks to YouTube, I can watch it anytime I want.

Too bad this is about to happen:

With the debt-ceiling crisis now averted (for now), Congress still hasn’t settled a lesser, but still quite important, problem: A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, which has furloughed thousands of employees and hit the pause button on construction projects.

But fear not, Democrats could be on the verge of resolving the situation in a similar manner as they did the debt ceiling: By accepting Republican conditions.

Anybody else want to negotiate?