A look at the Zuccotti Park zoo on Columbus Day:
Millionaire celebrities Kayne West, Russell Simmons, Mark Ruffalo and Penn Badgley (never heard of Penn before) – and, what would a protest be without Susan Sarandon and Al Sharpton? – joined the affluent and effluently odorous crowd. The Daily Mail has the details, plus fashion show,
A very privileged protest: Wearing $300 jeans and from some of the most exclusive schools, the children of the one per cent out for a good time at Occupy Wall Street
Teens from Bard and Parsons show their solidarity in NY
Chicago protesters heckle financial industry events
Dozens are arrested, including girl, 14, in first Des Moines protest
Mayor Bloomberg blames protest on warm weather
Wall St demonstrators plan march today on millionaires’ mansions
Does that mean they’ll stop by Bloomberg’s own abode? He’s The Man, after all. He says he won’t throw out the occupiers “as long as they’re not breaking any laws“, so one must guess that in Mike’s book loitering, drug use, public defecation, and what in olden days was called “creating a public nuisance” are not against any laws. Makes me pine for the days of Giuliani.
But to answer the question of whose houses, who’s heading there, Matthew Vadum reports,
Radical labor organizer Stephen Lerner of SEIU intends to terrorize the families of bank executives in their homes as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The rest of the occupiers are best represented by this character (click here for larger version),
The NYTimes says the Protests Offer Help, and Risk, for Democrats. Help! I’m being repressed!
If anything, the self-esteem generation ought to just shut up, shower, and stop bothering people. In the meantime, here are a few #OWSPickupLines: What time do you get off not working? More at Twitter.
On a personal note,
For years I worked in downtown Manhattan, but had never heard of “Zuccotti Park” until this latest fiasco. As it turns out, I walked past the “park” every morning and every evening but never stopped to find out if it had a name. It’s mostly a plaza.
Better there than at Louise Nevelson Plaza down the street. I’m rather fond of Louise’s sculptures.