November 6, 2011

Zuccotti Park "is now a sliver of madness, rife with sex attacks, robberies and vigilante justice."

Says NY Post reporter Candice M. Giove, who spent the night there:
It’s a leaderless bazaar that’s been divided into state-like camps....

There is “Camp Anonymous,” the group best known for anti-Scientology protests.

It’s neighbored by a tent full of vampires, the “Class War” tent and the “Occupy Paw Street” tent, whose residents hand out treats to occupying pets.

There’s also “Camp France” and the “Nic at Night” tent, which supplies the protest with smokes....
It sounds cutesy... I mean, aside from the filth and the crime.

71 comments:

Kirby Olson said...

Obama wants the whole country to look like that: it's a showcase for the America to come. Yes we can!

ndspinelli said...

They need Trooper York to have his driver take him to Manhattan and "get their minds right."

Maguro said...

Pretty mild compred to a Penn State football camp, though.

Chuck66 said...

Kind of a post apocalypse movie on late night TV. Kind of like the Plant of the Apes movie with the underground human society surviving.

Love said...

Ann - "It sounds cutesy... I mean, aside from the filth and the crime."

You do realize the report comes via the New York Post...right?

Get real.

Mary Beth said...

"Why are you afraid of bunny rabbits?"

"Bunnies aren’t just cute like everyone supposes. They got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses, and what’s with
all the carrots!? What do they need such good eyesight for anyway!?" (From Buffy TVS)

I like how the McDonald's has become an unofficial headquarters.

The irony is sweeter than a McFlurry.

Love said...

Kirby Olson said..."Obama wants the whole country to look like that: it's a showcase for the America to come. Yes we can!"

Well, the red states sure have a head start.

Michael said...

Love; The camp is pristine and there has been no problem with any of the occupiers. It is sanitary and safe. In many ways it has captured the hearts and minds of Americans who are in favor of all that the OCW occupiers are in favor of. More and more young people, yourself included, should move to the park or one of the many parks near you in solidarity with the occupiers and to put the lie to the fabrications of those newspapers we do not like.

Chuck66 said...

New York Post is more credible than the New York Times.

Shouting Thomas said...

Zuccotti Park "is now a sliver of madness, rife with sex attacks, robberies and vigilante justice."

No shit. Who could possibly have foreseen that?

The one thing idealistic reformers never stop to consider is that, if they had their way, they could make an even worse fucking mess of things.

Beta Rube said...

Maybe they could relocate them to the Brooklyn Zoo.

Crapping on the ground and public mating don't even turn heads there.

glenn said...

Another example of people getting exactly what they deserve.

Chuck66 said...

Shout-T, yeah, that is one mistake haters make. They like to destroy institutions, but don't always have a plan for what to do when they take over.

It so much easier to bitch and complain and tear down institutions than it is to actually run something and contribute.

Obama partially learned this with the war on terror. Once he got into office, suddenly "illegal warrentless domestic spying" isn't such a bad thing after all.

pm317 said...

yeah right! leaderless.. the non-leaders leaders have access to half a million dollars in donation, I hear.

Last year visiting Berkeley and walking through rundown perhaps drug infested downtown with its useless flock of young people, I could not stay for one moment long -- I wanted to tell them to go get a job in the real world and make something of themselves. Same thing goes for these useless Zuccotti inhabitants, even if it is temporary.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

All the participants of all the Occupy(Your City)'s in the entire nation add up to about 10% of one Tea Party gathering.

Chuck66 said...

The donations....quick money, expecially quick money that you did't earn, easily corrupts people.

Remember when...geesh, must be the late 80s, whem the student government group in Madison chartered an airplane to fly from Madison to chicago? Hey, it wasn't their money, so what the heck.

Revenant said...

It actually sounds kind of entertaining -- but the point of it all eludes me.

Shouting Thomas said...

It actually sounds kind of entertaining -- but the point of it all eludes me.

That is the point. They're kids. They want to be where the action is.

How old are you, Revenant?

By the way, I watched a TV documentary on zombies last week, and finally found out what your name means.

new york said...

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when [men] shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.

Sorun said...

Instapundit linked to this about OWS's leadership struggles this morning. Interesting.

LarsPorsena said...

New YorK:

"...Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."

'The meek may inherit the earth but I've got the mineral rights.' J.P. Getty

Jason (the commenter) said...

This is what you get when you don't have the 1% around to run things. They don't deserve a tax increase, they deserve a raise!

Sockpuppets 'R' Us said...

How disgusting that someone would post the beatitudes as a defense of the Zucotti Park rape camp.

Protip: Jesus would not approve of a cesspit of lazy moochers that drove out actual homeless people because the raping, thieving trustafarians didn't want to share their food.

O2BNAZ said...

It's Lord of the Flies, they've got the groups, the war paint and the drums...as soon as some of them figure out how to make spears...

Jay said...

Love said...

You do realize the report comes via the New York Post...right?

Get real.


Hi dum-dum.

So your assertion is what ____ exactly?

There have been no rapes?

There have been no beatings?

You are not that bright and easily misled.

O2BNAZ said...

"...Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."

When Jesus said that it never accured to me he was talking about the Democrats...

edutcher said...

I think it was always "a sliver of madness", what they see now has become so bad that no one can ignore it or paper it over.

Ann Althouse said...

There’s also ... the “Nic at Night” tent, which supplies the protest with smokes

Wait'll Bloomie finds out. He'll send in SWAT and they'll be gone in 10 minutes with more corpses on the ground than at Falaise.

madAsHell said...

Sooooo....has anyone invented an exit strategy for the Occupiers?? How do they declare victory, and go home?

Albatross said...

In San Antonio, the Occupiers have been infiltrated by zombies, and MoveOn.org doesn't like it.

Indigo Red said...

And next to all those tents is a Women's Safe Sleeping Space also called Rape Free Zone Tent.
If raping was not occurring, why would OWS NYC need to create for themselves such a tent? First rule of Capitalism - find a need and fill it.


http://www.foundingbloggers.com/wordpress/2011/11/standing-guard-at-the-ows-rape-free-zone/

cassandra lite said...

History repeats itself. In this case, the history is one million b.c.

Robert Cook said...

I don't know how much to believe this reporting..."a sliver of madness, rife with sex attacks" and all that. Remember, it's the NY POST, fer chrissakes!

(For non-NYers...it's like a daily version of The National Inquirer.

Shouting Thomas said...

(For non-NYers...it's like a daily version of The National Inquirer.

Yes, you know, that awful newspaper that finally broke the story that told the truth about John Edwards that the New York Times was too sophisticated to tell us.

Robert Cook said...

Obama partially learned...with the war on terror. Once he got into office, suddenly 'illegal warrentless (sic) domestic spying' isn't such a bad thing after all."

Oh, no...illegal warrantless domestic spying is a very bad thing--still and always--and still a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Obama just showed he is as much a scoundrel and criminal as his predecessor(s). "Just because Barry does it doesn't make it right," as everyone's mother would rightly point out.

Robert Cook said...

Shouty Tommy, I don't propose to say The National Inquirer or the NY Post are either one simply packs of lies. (Although the Inquirer has lost in court more than once in suits brought by celebs asserting the stories published about them in the Inquirer were false.)

No, my point is that they simplify, exaggerate, and sensationalize. We know from other reporting there have been problems in Zuccotti Park. The question is, can one say fairly that the conditions there now constitute "a sliver of madness?"

As the right wing is always attuned to even the whisper of slanted reporting in the MSM, I should think you would understand that the Post does not have to fabricate a story here, but merely go heavy on the sauce, as it were, in telling the story to create a picture of conditions there that may not reflect the experiences of most who are camped out there.

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Revenant said...

but merely go heavy on the sauce, as it were, in telling the story to create a picture of conditions there that may not reflect the experiences of most who are camped out there.

How does this differ from how the rest of the news media treated the Tea Parties?

For example, how many news outlets led with the accusation that racist slurs had been shouted at black Democratic Congressmen despite there being exactly zero evidence any such thing had occurred? How many news outlets are pumping the Cain "sexual harassment" story despite it consisting more of anonymous allegations ABOUT allegations about unspecified behavior? Etc, etc.

ricpic said...

I wonder what Obamathug's New York thugs have on Bloomberg that keeps him from asserting law and order in his own city?

Shouting Thomas said...

As the right wing is always attuned to even the whisper of slanted reporting in the MSM, I should think you would understand that the Post does not have to fabricate a story here, but merely go heavy on the sauce, as it were, in telling the story to create a picture of conditions there that may not reflect the experiences of most who are camped out there.

I've been to the OWS encampment numerous times, and I've been reading the NY Post for 35 years.

First, the OWS encampment looked headed toward utter chaos when I visited it. So, I'm inclined to believe the Post. The campers are the sort of people I see all the time in Woodstock on the Green. They are the same sort of people you'll see along Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. I have a lifetime of personal experience dealing with this type. Their lives always veer toward madness.

And, while the Post does like to jazz things up, they're usually pretty reliable on the facts.

jeff said...

"...in telling the story to create a picture of conditions there that may not reflect the experiences of most who are camped out there."

Could be, but how would you square the people camped out there seeing a need for a rape free zone? According to the enablers of OWS, all problems are caused by the police, the homeless, the drugged, the government provocateurs, the anarchist (when they are not being claimed for the numbers by OWS), pretty much everyone but the actual protesters. Subtracting all these groups you have about 5 people left.

Tim said...

"At heart, Oakland’s occupiers and worthless political class want more of the same fix that has made America the Brokest Nation in History: They expect to live as beneficiaries of a prosperous Western society without making any contribution to the productivity necessary to sustain it."

-- Mark Steyn

Tim said...

Shouting Thomas said...

"First, the OWS encampment looked headed toward utter chaos when I visited it."

I appreciate your first hand reporting, but really now, given your experience on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley (been there myself, too many times), does any normal person really need to see an OWS squattersville to know that it would be a filthy, drug and crime-ridden dystopia trending toward even dirtier anarchical chaos? I mean, given the sorts of people involved?

Tim said...

And what's the problem with rape, after all?

Isn't that just a manner of sharing the wealth, so to speak?

After all, the intellectual father of this pathetic cry of the anguished alienated from reality once famously said, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

They're just expropriating according to their needs. What's the problem?

wv: verti - turn around, you might get raped.

Kirby Olson said...

The American Nazi party has endorsed OWS.

new york said...

“‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Love said...

Robert Cook - "For non-NYers...it's like a daily version of The National Inquirer."

It's not nearly as accurate or reputable as the Examiner.

It's a right wing rag and always has been

Love said...

The only MSM the wingers here believe is the one that reports what they already want to believe.

Seeing Red said...

Or we listen to some of the Howard Stern bits.

And watch some of their own videos.

Like the OccupyPortland 1 on the head and body lice outbreak.

hawkeyedjb said...

Yeah, but so what. Teabaggers are evil. And racist. That's what matters, that's what all the real news outlets tell me, so that's the truth.

gail said...

Whenever a lib cites the Sermon on the Mount, I cringe because it is taken out of context.

First, go back and read the preceeding scripture and learn WHO Jesus was preaching to...the disciples, and others FOLLOWED them. So, His message was directed at the disciples-those who BELIEVED in HIM, HIS followers...the ones who would be persecuted for believing in and teaching about Him, (who unbeknownst to them at that moment would be the risen Christ...remeber, Jesus had to die for Christianity to begin.)

The non-believers who followed Jesus and the disciples were uninvited guests. They were of all beliefs and occupations.

And, realize the KJ version of the Bible was written about the time of Shakespear, so some words have changed their meaning. "Meek", translated into today's English actually means, teachable.

When studying the Bible it helps to s-l-o-w down your reading, be careful about taking stuff out of context, and if you aren't using a newer translation realize Strong's will be needed to check for current language translation. It also helps to question scripture taught as part of a 10 minute serman...a lot of preachers are misleading gulible pew warmers with their social justice message...and IMO will answer to Him for their deception.

gk1 said...

Even the reliably lefty drones here refuse to defend these obamavilles. You have to wonder about the political chops of the democrats to hitch their political star to this train wreck.

J said...

There is “Camp Anonymous,” the group best known for anti-Scientology protests.

They got something right. Or perhaps Miss A. approves of L-Ron Co? Tom Cruise, the dyslexic Appliantology superstar? And the massive black pyramid on sunset blvd? As Penn would say, bullshit

J said...

the NY Post is to honest journalism as like Apehouse comments are to literature. No relation, whatsoever

glenn said...

And in reality for all the people who are going to get up tomorrow and go to work the way I did for 50+ years "Who Cares" Seriously, some child of boomer self entitled jer***of goes to a demonstration and gets robbed, mugged, raped, etc.don't they believe in freedom. I mean really. property is facism even if daddy buys it.

AlphaLiberal said...

Now you're quoting the New York Post? Wow you really do have no standards, Ann.

AlphaLiberal said...

New York Post:
"Khadafy Killed By Yankee's Fan."

Ann's paper of record.

Shouting Thomas said...

The NY Post is good at show biz. That does not discredit it as a news source.

For my money, you can rely on The Post more for factual reporting than on the NY Times. I'll spare you the endless scandals the Times has suffered over the past 15 years. You either know them, or you can look them up, or you don't want to know about them.

The Time doctors the news with a very leftist slant. The Post's editorial page is slanted right, but the news pages are pretty honest and neutral.

Sports reporting is better in The Post than in the Times.

In fact, for my money, the Times is the third ranking metropolitan newspaper. The Daily News is better, too.

Fen said...

AlphaLibtard: Now you're quoting the New York Post? Wow you really do have no standards

If you swallow the NYTs, you're disqualified from making any statement about standards.

The New York Post is a more honest information broker than NYTs or CNN.

I think its rich that the Libtards here are left with no other argument than a denial of reality.

Much like the Occupy idiots.

Methadras said...

And this is what anarchist democracy looks like. A chaotic free-for all criminal enterprise. I'm sure the leftards are proud of what they are backing. The 99% are making the 1% look good.

Issob Morocco said...

Just more evidence that Liberalism is akin to mental illness.

Scott M said...

The park is privately owned, is it not? Have there been any big-outlet journalists, print, tv, or otherwise, interested enough in the owner's point of view to do a write up?

Seeing Red said...

Via Insty:

...Daniel, a tall, red-bearded, white twenty-something—one of the six leaders of the teach-in—said that the NYC-GA needed to be completely defunded because those with “no stake” in the Occupy Wall Street movement shouldn’t have a say in how the money was spent....


Substitute taxpayer & we can have a discussion.

Follow the MONEY!!!!!!


More teachable every moment.

Sockpuppets 'R' Us said...

Again, it's rather disgusting that anyone would try to excuse the behavior of the degenerates occupying the Zucotti Park rape camp by citing Jesus.

Protip: When Jesus said "Love your neighbor as yourself," he was not advocating rape.

Scott M said...

@Seeing Red

That write up about the Spokes group is extremely interesting. My take on politics in general is that the further left or right that one slides along the ideological spectrum, the less human nature is understood by the slider. Human nature appears to be asserting itself with a vengeance on these hard leftist who's misunderstanding comes from assuming humans are naturally altruistic.

It's going to get ugly.

Jay said...

Love said...

It's not nearly as accurate or reputable as the Examiner.

It's a right wing rag and always has been


Hi dum-dum.

So are you asserting there have been no rapes and assaults?

Scott M said...

Where's the official statement from McDonald's corp regarding the fact that their shop near Zucatti has been taken over (using the protestors own words) as a de facto HQ? Apparently they swarm the place to get warm, scarf capitalist food, and use the toilets.

You think someone working on the OWS story as a straight news piece would have wanted to get statements from people that are affected other than the protestors themselves.

Kirby Olson said...

Sexual harassment is bad if a Republican did it. But if OWS rapes, or if Clinton rapes, then let's cite the Bible on the need for forgiveness.

kwood said...

Head and body lice at Occupy Portland? Is it true?

What am I saying? How can it not be?

JackOfClubs said...

Who is paying for all this?

Sigivald said...

It’s neighbored by a tent full of vampires, the “Class War” tent and the “Occupy Paw Street” tent, whose residents hand out treats to occupying pets.

Lies!

I know there can't be a "Class War" tent, because I am assured by Occupiers on Facebook that they totally are not about class warfare.

Honest.

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