VIDEO: Two of “the 99%” at #OccupyNashville fist fight – on Christmas day

Via Mediaite and WTVF5:

Nashville’s CBS affiliate WTVF 5 was on the scene to record the scuffle, between two female protesters at the scene. Other occupiers noted that this was an exception, and organizers told reporters that most protester preferred spending Christmas Day with others who had lived in the Occupy space, as they had become something of a family. This warm sentiment was slightly eroded by the image of two women going at it during the Christmas celebrations, but, as the report shows, some protesters considered the event a hazard of any gathering, particularly holiday gatherings.

Important items to note about the fight? WTVF doesn’t seem to know what caused it, and both women left the fight unscathed (mostly). Oh, and the one in green is reportedly pregnant.

The report via WTVF Nashville:

I’m coming up with a “page not available” error message when I click on what was the direct link to this story from the WTVF website, but Pat Dollard has the text of it:

Tensions flared between Occupy protesters on Christmas day. The situation got so bad, a NewsChannel 5 videographer had to call police for help.

NewsChannel 5’s videojournalist was on assignment at Legislative Plaza Sunday covering the holiday celebration, when the angle of the story suddenly changed. Two of the protesters started arguing with each other; one of them was three-months pregnant. Harsh words led to hair pulling and punching, and both of them landed on the ground.

While other protesters tried to break up the situation, NewsChannel 5’s videographer called 911 for help. Medics rushed to the scene and took the pregnant protester to the hospital to be checked out. Police started investigating the situation, and charges may be filed.

So much for peace, love, and harmony, eh?

Moonbattery has more on what some of the remaining Occupy movements have been up to lately – and as you’ve probably already guessed, it hasn’t been pretty.

As for Occupy Charlotte, the numbers are dwindling and their online presence has all but disappeared but some campers are still hanging in there, and are concerned about the possibility of being kicked out after next month:

Despite colder weather and a possible crackdown by city officials in January, Occupy Charlotte protesters are pushing forward – with meetings, fundraisers and eventually what they say will be a showdown at the Democratic National Convention.

Compared to October, when the occupation began, fewer tents dot the old City Hall lawn at 600 E. Trade St. Fewer people attend the daily meetings and fewer show up for protest marches.

So far this month, protesters have demonstrated in the city’s banking district and at the headquarters of Duke Energy.

But the numbers are down. On Oct. 8, when the Charlotte movement officially began, a crowd of 500 to 600 joined protesters during a march on the city’s banking district.

Four months later, the occupation could face losing its base camp as Charlotte City Council members are expected to discuss possibly removing the remaining campers during a January council meeting.

The city of Charlotte has already failed to address the issue in any meaningful way as shown in a meeting from November when most of the Democrats on the Dem-controlled Council essentially declared their solidarity with the protesters, and I don’t see them growing any cajones in time for next month’s meeting, either. But, hey, stranger things have happened.

Not only that, but since the camp itself looks like something the homeless would set up – and since we know how Democrats like to hide the homeless (or at the very least make them look presentable) come convention time – it could very well be that the same thing happens here in Charlotte come convention time next year. Democrats hinted around at it back in August in regards to the uptown transit center, well before the Occupiers took root at Old City Hall, so who knows?

We shall see.

Quote of the Day, “Journalists just don’t get it” edition

**Posted by Phineas

Iowahawk on the Solyndra debacle and The Washington Post‘s ideological blinders:

Look, I have nothing against Linda Sterio, any more than I have anything against a waitress unwittingly employed by an Al Capone speakeasy. I wish her well in obtaining employment. But let’s be clear: the scandal is not that she lost her job at Solyndra, it’s that she ever had a job at Solyndra. And that she, and countless others, were deprived jobs at legitimate businesses because government sucked $500 million out capital markets to endorse and underwrite the “clean-energy” hustles of its favorite check-writing eco-crooks.

The price of newsprint being what it is, I suppose it might be too much to ask the WaPo to run photos of the real victims of this scam, the 100 million or so American taxpayers who were left to pick up the tab. Unlike Ms. Sterio we never got a paycheck out of it, only a $5 invoice. But would it kill the Post’s editors to occasionally re-examine its J-school narratives and acknowledge sometimes failure is not the result of Government Not Doing Enough?

And if you haven’t bookmarked Iowahawk, you should. When he’s being serious, he’s good. When he’s being satirical, he’s good and funny.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)