Mrs. MIM went up to New York City this week with her parents for a brief trip. On Wednesday, she and my father-in-law, a working journalist and radio host, went down to visit the Occupy Wall Street squatters to interview them.
They were there, five protesters strong! (photos from Mrs. MIM)
Notice the hippie guy with the Occupy DC sign? I told Mrs. MIM it kind of resembled this clown who became a YouTube sensation with the video below back in October.
Then it came out that the hippie who want ranting about rich people was (drumroll) a trust fund kid! (Neal Boortz).
By now you’ve seen the rant from Conan the Occupier in New York City. If you haven’t seen it as yet, click here and be sitting down. His name is Edward T. Hall III, and he’s a grad student at Columbia in NYC. If you have trouble understanding this useful idiot as he cries and screams, let me help you with a partial translation. The theme: He doesn’t seem to like rich people. He’s referring to the people in the business high-rises surrounding Zuccotti Park …
Now bear in mind that through this entire rant this kid is crying and screaming at the top of his lungs. Also bear in mind that this kid is a trust fund baby. He has wealthy parents and has neither had, nor will he have for some time to come the necessity of working to sustain himself. He’s a professional student … now with some actual teaching responsibilities at Columbia.
So where are the rest of them? Did the Soro$ money funding these people dry up?
The remnants of the squatters are getting in trouble in other parts of the country though. In Charlotte, NC, four of them were arrested for burning an American flag (WCNC, via Sister Toldjah).
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested four men for arson after they allegedly burned two American flags near an Occupy camp in uptown on Friday.
Police said Jason Bargert, 28, Michael Behrle, 23, Stephen Morris, 20, and Alex Tyler, 19, were charged with arson and setting fire to woods.
The four men burned the flags while in the area of tents for Occupy Charlotte, which is located on the lawn area of City Hall on East Trade Street, according to the police report.
Occupy Charlotte released a statement to NewsChannel 36 saying that the flag burning incident does reflect the people or message of their group.
The statement goes on to stay that Occupy Charlotte is no longer affiliated with the camp at East Trade Street, where the flag burning incident took place.
The squatters are also planning to squat at the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, CA. I mean, really, do you people have any class? You're taking an opportunity that people who build floats, march in bands, work hard to be a part of. I marched with my high school band in the parade on New Years 1987 and am aware of the hard work in filling out the application, rehearsing, fundraising, etc, all to march five miles down Colorado Ave. and be seen by viewers across the nation. And these squatters want to ruin this moment for those participating in it.
It's going to be an interesting and eventful 2012.