Daily Archives: December 25, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: December 25, 2011 Celebration

All photos taken today Sunday, December 25, 2011, sometime between 3:40-4:20PM or thereabouts. Resampled and resized to VGA. Click any to enlarge. Photos are in the order they were taken.

This is about half the number of photos I actually took.

This was Liberty Plaza:

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R.I.P. Lynn Samuels, Talk Radio Host

Former WABC host Lynn Samuels dies Christmas Eve at 69

Years ago, when she was a left wing host on WABC, Lynn Samuels used to do a change-of-pace Christmas Eve show in which, among other things, she invited listeners to sing Christmas carols.

This year on Christmas Eve, Samuels died. She was 69.

No cause of death was immediately announced. Her body was discovered after she failed to report for her 10 a.m. Saturday show at Sirius XM radio and the company asked police to go to her Woodside, Queens, home.

This is a shock.

Back when I was younger and much more stupid, I listened to WABC talk radio. It was very Right-wing and Lynn Samuels stood out as the token Leftie.

And she was thoroughly unapologetic about it.

That’s not to say all her positions were reasonable, but they were a hell of a lot more compassionate and reality-based than the spouters who surrounded her timeslot.

As time went on, I found myself agreeing more and more with her. Not that she wore me down, but the world as presented by the Right did not match up with the real world. And Lynn Samuels was very real-world.

She made a difference in lives, whether she believed it or not.

Rest in peace, Lynn.

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Occupy Wall Street: December 25, 2011 Morning

All photos taken today Sunday, December 25, 2011, sometime between 8:10-9:20AM or thereabouts. Resampled and resized to VGA. Click any to enlarge. Photos are in the order they were taken.

This was Liberty Plaza:

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