Occupy This: Why the Tea Party and Occupy movements are not alike

For one thing, the Occupy Tampa protesters know how to spell.

click to enlarge Occupy Tampa protesters have a sense of humor… - Shanna Gillette
Shanna Gillette
Occupy Tampa protesters have a sense of humor…

click to enlarge Occupy Tampa protesters have a sense of humor… - Shanna Gillette
Shanna Gillette
Occupy Tampa protesters have a sense of humor…

I hear some crazy shit. I mingle with friends, coworkers, and relatives who sometimes quote pundits on Fox News and it always makes me smile.

One of the recurring and more ridiculous themes at dinner parties and board meetings is this: “Occupy Tampa, sprung from Occupy Wall Street, gets its original inspiration from the Tea Party. These two groups of activists on the left and right are cousins, more alike than different.”

I chuckle and then let them have it. Here is my rebuttal: