March 22, 2012

"You want to get arrested? We'll accommodate you."

Mayor Bloomberg waxing sarcastic about the scourge of Occupy.

16 comments:

rehajm said...

Ah yes- the power of social media again. Karma's...

TheFunkyDonutMan said...

Nanny Bloomberg runs up the "grows a pair" flag to see which way the wind blows.

Matthew said...

"While most of the arrests were for misdemeanors, three people were charged with felonies: a 23-year old Wisconsin woman accused of elbowing a police officer in the face; a man accused of trying to snatch a gun and a radio from a police sergeant; and a 25-year-old California man accused of pushing an officer, the police said."

-- Mostly peaceful!

I think Bloomberg at first thought he could reason with them. Now? Now they're dirtying up -his- city, and he will not have it. It has gone too far, and he wants to keep it from cascading into a truly horrendous mess. Like if someone successfully snatches a gun from a police officer.

Scott M said...

Wasn't there a big feces dump within the past couple days that got caught on security cameras?

edutcher said...

Yes, sir.

Even Bloomie understands the real people in Gotham are not going to put up with a repeat of Fall.

Peter said...

Occupy reminds me of that cartoon that shows the owner of a tiny dog carrying a huge pooper-scooper: their revolutionary dreams are just so very far beyond their capabilities.

Scott M said...

their revolutionary dreams are just so very far beyond their capabilities

Even if it weren't and they saw everything they stand for realized, their children and grandchildren would hate them for it.

Scott M said...

Bumper sticker: SOCIALISM - YOUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS WILL HATE YOU FOR IT!!

Put it right next to the other bumper sticker,

SOCIALISM - IDEAS SO GOOD, THEY HAVE TO BE MANDATORY!!

cubanbob said...

Just arrest all of those bums and see if they can make bail. When the OWS runs out of bail funds the rest of those bums can languish in jail for months and months serving as a warning to other fools to stay home.

ricpic said...

Like a stopped clock Bloomberg gets it right once in a blue moon. Then it's right back to monitoring the homeless' salt intake.

Mary Beth said...

Wasn't there a big feces dump within the past couple days that got caught on security cameras?

Yes, witnesses saw his license plate and he was later arrested.

How does dumping a bucket of feces and urine, which will have to be cleaned up by one or more of the 99%, help the 99%? You might hate the bank but you know it's not going to be the CEO doing clean-up.

Bruce Hayden said...

What has been interesting all along here for me is that the protest movement got a lot of sympathy in the inner cities, etc., that are solidly Democratic, from the politicians running those cities. Laws that would be routinely enforced, were not, based on the fact that the protests were supposedly aimed at Republicans and conservatives. They were the Tea Party counter protests, and any good card carrying Democratic politician had to be seen as being aboard.

So, we had six months of blue city/state employees allowing these protests to inconvenience and otherwise degrade the environment of other blue city/state voters, all so that there could be a counter to the Tea Party movement.

But, the Occupy protesters were like children (except, maybe for not being house trained). And that means, that whatever they got used to getting away with, was pushed.

These big city mayors are like parents coming late to discipline their kids. The mayors that jumped in early and strictly applied the law, didn't have much problem. Those that try to do it after allowing their children to act up for six months, do. And, yes, the politicians who jumped on-board the Occupy movement, now just look like idiots for pandering to the worst elements of their constituencies.

TSE said...

The tactics of the Left vs. The tactics of the Right.

YES - you can hold a peaceful protest, act with respect towards the Law and others, retire peacefully to the Courtroom and act with respect - but the media then ignores you.

The reason why the behavior of Occupy continues to regress is because they need to do so to maintain media coverage.

http://racineuncovered.org/2012/03/rally-held-on-kenoshas-county-courthouse-today-for-goverment-accountability/

TSE said...

A Peaceful Rally!

RonF said...

Good. Your right to free speech and to petition the government about your grievances does not entitle you to monopolize public property and prevent others from using it.

RonF said...

What has been interesting all along here for me is that the protest movement got a lot of sympathy in the inner cities, etc., that are solidly Democratic, from the politicians running those cities. Laws that would be routinely enforced, were not, ....

With one very notable exception; Chicago. "Occupy Chicago" has not been permitted even one night of overnight camping anywhere in the City. They tried it a couple of times in Grant Park - which raised some very interesting associations to 1968 for the still significant number of people who can remember it - but the cops moved in quickly, strongly and effectively. Chicagoans were not going to stand for that and Rahm knew it.