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Broke the Koch Brothers' Takeover of America
Class War For Idiots / November 7, 2011
By Yasha Levine

Things heated up last Friday after Herman Cain finished his stand up routine at the Kochs’ Americans For Prosperity event in Washington D.C. and the crowd settled in for a late night Ronald Reagan tribute dinner. At least 500 protesters, including a group from Occupy DC, marched on the convention center where the rightwing summit was being held. They surrounded the building, jammed intersections, drummed, chanted and generally did all they could to make AFP’s guests and donors very, very uncomfortable.

It was a chaotic scene. Luckily, a rightwing blogger named Stephen Gutowski was there, ready to collect mpeg evidence of  leftwing criminal aka 1st amendment activity and hand it over to the police. Sadly, the cops didn’t seem to appreciate Stephen’s heroic volunteer-snitching:

A few minutes after the security guards were able to push the protesters out and most of the protesters had moved on from scene several police officers arrived at the scene. Oddly, though, they were uninteresting [sic] in hearing what had happened. I offered them the video I had shot but they didn’t want it and didn’t appear to be gathering any information about what went on. They appeared apathetic and merely showing a police presence. That, in my experience, became standard operating procedure the rest of the night for the police.

By golly, what’s a good All-American Stoolie like Stephen Gutowski to do!?

Volunteer-snitch Stephen Gutowski (left) pictured wearing the colors of  his alma mater, Messiah College…

PS: While Stephen was busy playing informant, a silver Lexus plowed through two lines of 99%ers blocking the street, knocking down and injuring three four protesters, including a pregnant woman. The cops let the driver go, and cited the three rammed pedestrians for obstructing traffic.

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  • 1. Stephen Gutowski  |  November 7th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Man, I’m gonna say like LOLZ…but being a believer and all (I did go to that great institution of real higher learning known as Messiah College) I ask myself: Who Would Jesus Snitch On? And, Do stoolies go to heaven?

  • 2. Kurt  |  November 7th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Double LOLZ especially the part about the folks that not only didn’t have enough sense to not block traffic but were cited for getting hit. And they say rightwing suckups like me are stupid!

  • 3. matt  |  November 7th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    what a little bitch this gutowski is, how these protests have stayed non-violent is beyond me.

    Oh right, the left as a whole seems to have adopted pacifism.

    The worst part is, even after that car thing, they’re going to bitch and moan about how leftists are mindlessly violent.

  • 4. ladyliberty1885  |  November 7th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Amusing. No mention anywhere of the senior citizen pushed down the stairs, the other woman thrown to the ground by protesters or the two toddlers used like HAMAS style shields by their pathetic protester parents…

    Act like criminals and you’ll be treated as such. Meanwhile, I’ll act like a wiggling billionaire ass maggot and be treated as such.

  • 5. ladyliberty1885  |  November 7th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Oh and Matt — there is video on youtube of those poor protesters who were hit by the car… except they were actively running AT it and pounding on it.

  • 6. Rachel Veronica  |  November 7th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Can you believe the injustice!!! FOUR people were hit while “obstructing traffic”!!!


  • 7. lpdutchboy  |  November 7th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    #OccupyBillionaireColons supporters would garner more credibility and respect if more people saw how cozy and warm it is here for likeminded people who need a master to serve. I encourage your readers to ask mr and mrs Koch for permission to serve them. They take all kinds. They don’t discriminate!

  • 8.  |  November 7th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    The real horror is that the OccuKochies parental units didn’t teach them to take out their vibrating ass spike pagers out for the nite! Sure you want to be on call non stop and serve the Kochs round the clock, but it’s a case of simple higene. Shame! Shame! Shame!

  • 9. DtD  |  November 7th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Ahahahahaha look at the trolls!
    Goddamn this is some great fucking entertainment. I gotta say though, why is somebody as talented as Yasha bothering to go after a loser like this “College Politico” guy. I made the mistake of clicking the link to his blog and nearly had to claw my eyes out. His desperate-for-attention mixture of whining and gloating is either pathetic or embarrassing. No, that’s not right. It’s both.

    And shhhhh about the Proxy. You don’t wanna give anybody a scoop as good as Joel B. Pollock’s.

  • 10. Jetto Jagga  |  November 7th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    BWA-HA-HA! ~~Lady Liberty~~ was so kind as to link her blog:

    “Trolling will not be tolerated and if you are here only to antagonize, aggravate and build straw men you can piss off.. so no, you can’t blame Bush or the Tea Party here either.”

  • 11. Freedom Fairy  |  November 7th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Whee! Snitch Jr. — What a loser.

    Stephen Gutowski, snitch. What does he get out of it? Messiah College gave Gutowski quite the education.

  • 12.  |  November 7th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Bloody coward. What a frightened little bitch boy you are. You swiped out the truth I posted and replaced it with juvenile idiocy. How typical! Your parents must be so proud of the vile excuse for a human being they brought into this world.
    Oh noes! The truth must not get out. To late for that occutard. There are many, many, many, many more where I came from. The cherry on top, is that the ows scum just by existing do our work for us.

    Thanks…appreciate it!

  • 13. Stephen Gutowski  |  November 7th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Aw. I wish someone would improve my retarded comments. Why won’t the Exiled Censor show me some love? I know that I am but a tapeworm in a university sweatshirt, but I ask you, hath not a tapeworm an alimentary canal, through which it passes its host’s stolen and digested fecal matter? If a tapeworm is pushed out through the anus of America’s body politic, doth not this tapeworm not feel fear, and wriggle its way back inside its human intestine host?

    O Mighty Exiled Censor, won’t you please improve my retarded comments! Or are you a tapewormist?

    [The Mighty Exiled Censor responds: “Yea, I did try to improve the shockingly retarded comment of one Stephen Gutowski, but this level of retardedness is beyond this Godling’s pay grade. Yea, in My mercy, I did call upon Jesus Christ for His Divine assistance, and Jesus doth said to Me, “No way, not this asshole. I’ve dealt with guys like him, and frankly, I’m through with them.” So I asked Jesus if maybe he knew someone who could help, and yea, when Jesus did call upon Satan, the Angel of Darkness saith unto Jesus, ‘Don’t look at me man! I never even met that asshole!'” And he slammeth the gates of Hell on Jesus’s face. Which was pretty rude.
    So there you have it, Stephen Gutowski. We did our best. Happy snitchings!]

  • 14. Banshee  |  November 7th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Uh, Tiffany, your email address belongs in the ’email’ field. Unless you intended to publish your email address to the general public.
    Yasha is tattling here too, is he not? Photo and all. Amazingly lame. Except that what Gutowski shot was newsworthy, albeit unflattering to the Occupy dolts.

    And if you believe this comment, then boy have I got a Teabag right here just waiting to slap your forehead!

  • 15. I'm Stalin  |  November 7th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Should have used a proxy.

  • 16. Stephen Gutowski  |  November 7th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    What’s a “stoolie”? Because everyone’s saying that Stephen Gutowski is a “stoolie” and I’m just trying to understand what it means. Does that mean I’m a tool who lisps? Or that I’m the stool that the tapeworm feeds on? What is a stool-pigeon, I ask? I have many more interesting questions.

    By the way, what did 18th Century loyalists to Britain who ratted on the Revolutionaries have in common with McCarthyite snitches who planted false “Communist” accusations against opponents of Big Business, or school monitors who snitch to the vice principal?

    Answers to this and more at 11.

  • 17. SweetLeftFoot  |  November 7th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I believe the phrase most appropriate for his type: “First up against the wall”.

  • 18. Trevor  |  November 7th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Jesus… Just looking at this Gutowski guy I already know his type. Bitter loser wallowing in hatred for everyone who can manage a sexual relationship with more than their own hand. Screw universal healthcare, we need universal prostitution to get this country straightened out!

  • 19. jonnym  |  November 7th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Why are these right-wing tools always overweight, pasty white guys with bad facial hair?

    Oh, and @matt (comment #3): I get where you’re coming from, but non-violent resistance can be surprisingly effective, so don’t be too down on it no matter how heated it gets.

    Paraphrasing John Lennon, the establishment has a lot more experience dealing with violent resistance than the rest of us have with giving it out. So why give them the advantage of using strategies they can deal with? Non-violent resistance is a lot harder for them to handle, because they’re unused to it – and if it’s done right, it doesn’t necessarily make you a target (the driving incidents notwithstanding).

  • 20. ☭ mouse ☭  |  November 7th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    @3 matt, the problem is the only part of the left that isn’t pacifist is teen anarchists / crimethinc-tards. People that can be ignored

    The 60’s / hippies ideals have absolutely poisoned the left, even 50 years later.

  • 21. Stephen Gutowski  |  November 7th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Man, I can’t imagine at all why I’m always coming back here. Surely it’s not because I’ve never seen a less intimidating group of people than those who take this site seriously. Or maybe I’m on here collecting collecting info on all you sad saps that I’m going to turn in to the FBI, like my hero and role model Thomas Ryan did.

    Stoolie Hero

    Don’t we kinda look alike? I’m learning proxy/HTML3 techniques so I can be as good of a blackhat stoolie as he ever was.

    Thank you for all your help!

  • 22. matt  |  November 7th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    ladyliberty1885 you lying cow, I just checked youtube.

    Two videos

    neither of them showing protesters ” actively running AT it and pounding on it.”

    The caption in the video describes “At least one protester & her dog were hit by a car which then left the scene. You can see a vehicle accused of striking protesters in another video as I follow along with protesters….Protesters chased that car and surrounded it. Police did *not* let the driver go; they escorted the vehicle away from the protesters to investigate. ”

    So…surrounding a car to stop it from getting away after a hit and run…not exactly the same thing as chasing it and pounding it.

    “two toddlers used like HAMAS style shields by their pathetic protester parents”
    Yeah bringing a child to a protest is totally the same as strapping bombs to them suicide bomber style. What i see here

    in the so-called human shield video are the cops scuffling with a group of people for unclear reasons and one person who brought their child clutching them closely as if to pull them away from the scuffle. Not exactly Greg Stillson.

    “Act like criminals and you’ll be treated as such.”
    Unless you’re a multi-millionaire banker, crooked hedge-fund manager, corrupt commodities trader, a tea partier threatening 2nd amendment remedies, or a fraudster/wire-tapper like James O’Keefe. Then you get a light sentence or nothing, if not a flat out handout from the gub-mint

    You really are a “wiggling billionaire ass maggot”

  • 23. matt  |  November 7th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    19. jonnym

    well yeah, boycotts worked pretty well against South Africa and Glenn Beck, to offer a more contemporary example.

    How the hell do you boycott Koch stuff? Petrol is fungible, used for everything, and all else they have seems to be govt contract of some kind.

    Strikes? if you can organize at Koch industries, more power to you, that is uphill battle.

    20. ☭ mouse ☭

    Weather Underground, AIM, SLM, Black Panther Party, Progressive Labor Party? Some of those hippies got violent, but yeah, most got too caught up in sectarianism, and other stupid bullshit to focus on anything. Nixon avoided tactical nukes, thank the fuck christ, because there was an implicit threat of protester violence. Not actual but implicit.

  • 24. Balloonable Bastard  |  November 7th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Tiffany1985 — a risibly inadequate handle for the level of E-rage you put out with. And what’s this 1985 shit? Your spleen is too pink and clean to have anything to vent.

  • 25. Helium Balloon  |  November 7th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    LadyLiberty1885 is clearly a deranged far-right nutbag; she (or he, could be a dude pretending to be a woman to get attention) has links to Pamela Geller and company on her website. Until he/she gets back on his/her lithium prescription, I doubt anything she says will make much sense.

  • 26. DtD  |  November 8th, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Wow that cunt doesn’t get it. Putting your personal email address out there.? Certainly wouldn’t want it roto-spammed on 4chan for all to see.
    That would suck!


  • 27. Zoner  |  November 8th, 2011 at 5:59 am

    19. jonnym

    The bad facial hair’s purpose is to cover up the weak chin caused by their flabbiness. This is why fat guys usually have some kind of beard.

  • 28. veejay  |  November 8th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    @DtD 4chan is being shitmodded into the ground by people who want it to be a Wikipedia powered-wig tearoom, i doubt you’d get anywhere

    also i am kind of ambivalent on ‘blackhat’ being used as a pejorative, i think ‘script kiddie’ sounds much more diminutive and fitting for that bush-league horseshit

  • 29. James O'Queff  |  November 8th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Dammit! There go my plans in NYC!

    Now I have to start all over again, sigh…..

  • 30. wengler  |  November 8th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    At least the snitching gave him an opportunity to walk outside and get some fresh air.

    This guy is going to have a Chris Christie physique by the time he’s 30.

  • 31. the dude  |  November 8th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Human shield my ass, its not like they where hiding in a school while the DCPD lobbed cruise missles at them….Whatever its kiddie violence anyway, was anyone even hospitalized? NO story here besides…bitch be crazy anyway

  • 32. proletariat  |  November 8th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    these articles are the best because they always bring out the legions of moronic right wing trolls.

    odd, these people respond to your anti-koch articles so quickly and vehemently it’s like they’re being paid or something…

    it’s sort of like the pro-israel trolls always come out of the woodwork whenever someone criticizes their motherland, and SURPRISE, it turns out they’re actually working for the mossad and right wing groups in america!

  • 33. proletariat  |  November 8th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    actually, come to think of it, i’d be willing to wager that mr. gutowski got those tickets to kochapalooza for free, and that their happy hour he just HAD to mention in his article was on the house…

  • 34. Zhu Bajie  |  November 9th, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Conservacookies are always boasting about how smart and hard-working they are. Does Mr Gut have any achievements of note?

  • 35. Zhu Bajie  |  November 9th, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Mair and Howe look drunk or stoned or something. Gut? He looks strangely satisfied. Why?

  • 36. Petkov  |  November 9th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    The comment section is getting MUCH better than the actual articles.

  • 37. Alan  |  November 12th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    “ladyliberty1885 you lying cow, I just checked youtube…neither of them showing protesters ‘actively running AT it and pounding on it.'”

    It could be she has her wires crossed regarding separate but similar incidents. Here’s a vid of the Oakland OWS protest, showing a fuck-shite’s car getting pounded on by a peace-loving protester, then, like 2 seconds later, the peace-loving protester doing the pounding getting freight-trained by the fuck-shite.

    The car even looks similar to the car at the Occupy DC protest.

  • 38. Paul Morel  |  November 13th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    That picture… is ingrained forever in my memory. Never has a truer portrait of contemporary America been rendered. Fuck, I’m depressed.

  • 39. Inspector Clouseau  |  November 13th, 2011 at 3:42 pm


    You know, that reminds me that I’ve always wondered how easy it would be to immediately spot and keep an eye on these kind of stoolie infiltrators/instigators. Almost without exception they all look like Larry the Cable Guy rejects. On the flip side, I have NEVER in my entire LIFE known anyone fitting that description to hold any sort of believe not in line with rabid talk radio. So it’d be a safe bet for every protest to keep an eye out for those types and have a camera on them constantly for when they try their violence instigation bullshit.

  • 40. proletariat  |  November 13th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    this is another reason why, in my mind, OWS is doomed to fail. they are far too liberals (and it pains my maoist heart to say that already) so it’s no surprise when it comes to letting right wingers in, but then they stoop so low to let a drunk who stumbled out of kochcon 2k11 into their “protest”

    i can say a lot to the OWS kids as an indigenous person of what you all call america. like where where you when oscar grant was murdered? where were you when SB170 was passed? where were you when my family was dying from exposure on the reservation due to treaties your government has ignored for centuries?

    but that all pales in comparison to asking them: Why the fuck do you let these randroid assholes into your so-called “revolutionary” movement?

    if these white college bourgeois brats don’t grow some balls soon, we’re going to get very angry. they won’t like us when we’re angry.

  • 41. CensusLouie  |  November 16th, 2011 at 3:58 pm


    If you think OWS is entirely trust fund art school kids (though those types tend to show up at any protest), then you’ve bought into the propaganda.

    They don’t “let in” anyone. These James O Keefe wannabes (my god is that the most pathetic title) just show up and try to start things. What are the legitimate protestors supposed to do? Beat them up? Tell them they can’t assemble? About all you can do is film them and try getting them busted if they start something.

    The reason I’m not hopeful for OWS is that the majority of voters still rely on TV and papers for their news, and those just aren’t covering this. The people who get their news from any sources that actually cover OWS are already on the protestors’ side, and it aint enough.

    Plus the establishment has gotten very, very good at discrediting any sort of dissent as hippies (from your very own spoiled college kid comment) for the past 40 years. Not to mention that for the past 10, protestor and activist groups have been labeled as terror organizations, which gives them a whole swath of leeway to deal with them. Did you know the good old Department of Homeland Security is responsible for coordinating OWS crackdowns? Sure didn’t take them long to stop being all about legitimate terrorists.

  • 42. CensusLouie  |  November 16th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    And this all reminds me of the war nerd’s green march article.

    Even successful non-violent protests like Gandhi and the civil rights movement didn’t get anywhere until things got very very ugly. “Warfare” in this case should be about what WN discussed: that it all comes down to which side can take a video camera and make their side look more brutalized and sympathetic.

    Ironically, the advancement of non-lethal police tactics might prove to be the biggest blow against free protest of all time. Gandhi’s movement was galvanized when trigger happy British officers opened fire on crowds. Segregation supporters were hurt by pictures of police sanctioned lynchings. Kent State made people take a serious look at the anti-war movement.

    Now we have people laughing off and dismissing “non-lethal” techniques like pepper spray, tazers, and people crushed when a crowd is boxed in by riot police (because the cops didn’t DIRECTLY do it). It makes the public shrug off oppression and uses just the right amount of brutal force to break up gatherings but not enough to produce sympathy. God help us when they perfect those microwave pain guns and turn them on crowds, only to have the public dismiss it using the same logic they did with waterboarding.

  • 43. Sid Vicious  |  December 7th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    2,000,000 workers went on strike in Britain last Wednesday. Cameron was stupid enough to call it a ‘damp squib’!

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