91 jobs lost,
rapes, thefts, assaults, drug dealing, public defecation, in a really long rap sheet,
and TIME is so desperate for attention that they name “Protester” Person of the Year.
Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, has offerred the Occupiers office space, housing, and farmland, proving that insanity is alive and well in La-La Land:
city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall. He said officials also promised land elsewhere for protesters who wish to farm, as well as additional housing for the contingent of homeless people who joined the camp.
As Jim Hoft said, “this won’t end well.”
Two #OWS leaders are staying at the W Hotel in downtown Manhattan. Their idea of being “the 99%” includes spending $700/night.
Peter Dutro, member of the group’s finance committee, charged the room to his American Express card.
“Don’t leave home without it!”
More on the #OWS organizers here.
Police Clear Zuccotti Park of Protesters; the protestors must have been adding transfats and too much salt to their food since Bloomberg finally got around to it,
The mayor, at his news conference, read a statement he had issued around 6 a.m. explaining the reasoning behind the sweep. “The law that created Zuccotti Park required that it be open for the public to enjoy for passive recreation 24 hours a day,” the mayor said in the statement. “Every since the occupation began, that law has not been complied with” because the protesters had taken over the park, “making it unavailable to anyone else.”
TOTUS, the Teleprompter of the US, was kidnapped from the Virginia Center Commons Courtyard Marriott and released, unharmed, at the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express near the Henrico airport.
TOTUS was able to return to work on time for President Obama to say
“In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party. Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them,” he said.
The redistributor in chief missed the point.
Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.
Mostly because Tea Partiers stand for hard work and property rights – Taxed Enough Already is their motto.
UPDATE, Wednesday, 19 October,
Connan on TOTUS, via Ace,
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.