A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 17, 2022
“The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tells us it’s raining”

"The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tells us it’s raining” is a saying that has been printed on several images. “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining” is an older version of the saying.

“«Nos mean y la prensa dice que llueve» (su un muro di Buenos Aires)”—“‘They pee on us and the press says it’s raining’ (a wall in Buenos Aires)”—was posted on the newsgroup it.eventi.11settembre on January 25, 2002. ”‘The powerful piss on us, and the press says it is raining.’ Motto on a fundraising badge being sold by alternative news outlet Uruguay Indymedia. The motto first started appearing as graffiti in the poor barrios of Argentina in the wake of the recent financial crisis” was printed in the New Internationalist (Oxford, UK) in December 2003. “nos mean y la prensa dice que llueve” was posted on Twitter by Manu on February 4, 2008. “‘Nos mean y la prensa dice que llueve’: Eduardo Galeano” was posted on Twitter by Camilo Calderón Acero 🎞️📝🎙️ on June 1, 2010. The saying probably originated as graffiti in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015) used the saying but did not coin it.

“The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tell us it’s raining. Spotted elsewhere in Manchester” was posted on flickr on June 3, 2006. “the rich and powerful piss on us and the media tell us it´s raining....” was posted on Twitter by Marina on October 31, 2008. “The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tells us its raining” (shown on an image) was posted on Global Dashboard on April 20, 2009. “The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tells us it’s raining” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Be yourself 🐾🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈🐈🐈 on August 5, 2013.


Google Groups: it.eventi.11settembre
Strazio!
father mckenzie
Jan 25, 2002, 1:08:03 PM
(...)
«Nos mean y la prensa dice que llueve»
(su un muro di Buenos Aires)
«Ci pisciano addosso e la stampa scrive che piove»

December 2003, New Internationalist (Oxford, UK), pg. 7, col. 2:
SPEECHMARKS
“The powerful piss on us, and the press says it is raining.”
Motto on a fundraising badge being sold by alternative news outlet Uruguay Indymedia. The motto first started appearing as graffiti in the poor barrios of Argentina in the wake of the recent financial crisis.

Google Books
Adónde va Argentina?:
un análisis crítico del gobierno de Néstor Kirchner

By Daniel Rodríguez Paz
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Deldragón,
2004
Pg. 101
“Ellos nos mean y la prensa dice que llueve”, rezaba un graffiti en una pared del barrio de San Telmo.
(“‘They piss us off and the press says it’s raining,’ read a graffiti on a wall in the San Telmo neighborhood.”—ed.)

flickr
Taken on June 3, 2006
hugovkFollow
The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tell us it’s raining
Spotted elsewhere in Manchester.

3 November 2006, La República (Montevideo, Uruguay), “SIP: Mordaza de libre presión”:
Sesenta y tres años de ignominia que los muros de América Latina supieron resumir una y otra vez: “Nos mean, y la prensa dice que llueve”.
("Sixty-three years of ignominy that the walls of Latin America knew how to summarize over and over again: ‘They pee on us, and the press says it’s raining.’”—ed.)

Twitter
Manu
@xflash
“nos mean y la prensa dice que llueve”
Translated from Spanish by Google
“We piss and the press says it’s raining”
8:23 PM · Feb 4, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Marina
@ezhel
the rich and powerful piss on us and the media tell us it´s raining....
3:55 PM · Oct 31, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Global Dashboard
Pity the rich (or genocide awaits)
by David Steven | Apr 20, 2009
("The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tells us its raining” is shown on an image.—ed.)

Twitter
David Steven
@davidsteven
The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tells us its raining:  http://bit.ly/ArWW1
10:40 AM · Apr 20, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
mijj
@mijj
“the rich and powerful piss on us and the media tells us it’s raining”
6:43 PM · Oct 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jesús Rodríguez
@chucho
“The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tell us it’s raining”
4:36 PM · Feb 7, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
meh
@ohnonotphil
The rich and the powerful piss on us and the media tell us it is raining.
7:43 AM · Feb 18, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Camilo Calderón Acero 🎞️📝🎙️
@CamiloCalderonA
“Nos mean y la prensa dice que llueve”: Eduardo Galeano
Translated from Spanish by Google
“They piss us off and the press says it’s raining”: Eduardo Galeano
3:16 PM · Jun 1, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Be yourself 🐾🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈🐈🐈
@Anne_R_u_Ok
The rich and powerful piss on us and the media is telling us its raining . #Anonymous via
@mindrevolt #RT
("The rich and powerful piss on us and the media tells us it’s raining” is shown on a sign, and “facebook.com/opwak3up” is credited.—ed.)
9:09 PM · Aug 5, 2013·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Quotes
Posted by u/frank_white414 February 9, 2014
“The rich & powerful piss on us and the media tell us it’s raining” -Can’t find original author
Saw this spraypainted on a brick wall a couple of weeks ago. Some song lyrics contain it but can’t tell who said it first.
COMMENTS
frank_white414
It was on a building in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas

Facebook
Spanish Revolution posted a video to playlist Los más vistos.
April 19, 2018 ·
Eduardo Galeano: “Nos mean y los diarios dicen llueve”.

Twitter
maria allione
@MariaAllione
“They are peeing on us and the Press says it is raining” not geographically bounded…
(The following graffiti is shown.—ed.)
NOS MEAN
Y LA PRENSA
DICE QUE LLUEVE
6:42 AM · Jun 5, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Daniel Marven
@danielmarven
The Rich and Powerful piss on us and the Propaganda media through their TV Newspapers tell us it’s Raining..⛈️ ☂️
We are not kids, you will tell those illiterates that’s Nonsense
7:03 AM · Sep 4, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Betito Viteri
@betitov7
“Nos mean y la prensa dice que llueve” Eduardo Galeano.
Translated from Spanish by Google
“They pee on us and the press says it’s raining” Eduardo Galeano.
8:50 AM · May 26, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
More Crazy Stuff
July 7. 2022 at 8:02 AM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
The rich and powerful
piss on us and the media
tells us it’s raining

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Sunday, July 17, 2022 • Permalink