Another day, another Occupy Wall Street post. These people just don’t realize when they’ve worn out their welcome. It’s one thing to have house guests stay a few extra days, it’s another to have park guests urinating in Tupperware and throwing it in your street.
“There is drumming,” resident Ro Sheffe said. “There are trumpets. There are bugles. There are tambourines. There’s yelling and shouting and chanting late into the night.”
John Tuttle works a few blocks away from the park and said some protesters’ behavior has become a health hazard.
“I saw a gentleman who was actually using Tupperware containers to urinate in,” Tuttle said. “He actually was dumping it in the street.”
In Oakland, the filth and general lawlessness descended into riots. Now the occupiers are upset that the police responded accordingly. When they behave this way, and carry signs that read “All my friends kill cops” it’s doubtful they will get the police on their side – union or otherwise.
Who knows what the total cost to taxpayers this movement has incurred. In Atlanta alone the estimate is $300,000. Almost a month ago the cost to New York City was in the neighborhood of $2 million. They’re even occupying small time cities like Syracuse and Poughkeepsie, for crying out loud.
If you’ve listened to Glenn Beck much lately, or read Andrew Breitbart’s sites, you’ve probably heard of Lisa Fithian, a career protester/agitator/community organizer who is a driving force behind the “grass roots OWS movement.” (I wonder how she feels about Elizabeth Warren stealing her thunder?) Turns out that Fithian has been working with ACORN-linked groups to organize the next round of OWS bank attacks. They’re even paying “staffers” to pose as occupiers.
In Chicago, they stormed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office. He sympathizes with them, but they aren’t happy about the way the city is hampering their efforts to “build a community” while squatting on other people’s property.
Now, if you’re in need of a chuckle – videos!
(About Occupy Syracuse – that story has been reported locally quite a bit lately. Of course, the local media has been extremely kind to them. I haven’t had a chance to get downtown myself to check it out. Maybe Mr. LC and I can get a sitter over the weekend and head down there. He loves confronting people! It would probably make for some good video. But we may want to bring “back up” as I hear these occupy folks are a bit unstable.)