Video: Cold weather to test Occupy Wall Street

posted at 2:45 pm on October 29, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

That’s what New York City authorities hope, anyway, which is why the city timed its “fire hazard” raids yesterday. They seized generators and fuel as fire hazards — which would almost certainly be the case in a crowded area like this — just in time for snowfall predicted for later today. CBS News notes that the Occupiers have some limited options, such as a public atrium on Wall Street itself owned (or perhaps just controlled) in part by the city that is required to remain open. However, that appears to be utilized by OWS as more of a leadership meeting space than an “occupied” zone, although that could change if conditions deteriorate at Zuccotti Park. Will this be it for the main Occupy protest zone, or will it take tougher measures than freezing temperatures and an inch of snow to dislodge the protesters?

Over at Occupy DC, they’ve already been dealing with bad weather and cold temperatures, although not as cold as predicted for New York City, and don’t appear to be diminishing. In fact, as The Daily Caller reports this morning, they’ve been busy working on a declaration of independence. Do the Occupiers want to secede? Er …

“They’re basically doing everything the Forefathers were doing in 1775 when they developed our Constitution.”

Actually, that’s not even close, champ. In 1775, our forefathers were trying to get the British to negotiate. In 1776, when King George III sent back a reply that called them traitors for challenging his authority, they began working on the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, which didn’t get started until 1787. And I’m pretty sure that it didn’t get approval one sentence at a time, either.

As for the “secession,” what Anthony Sluder is actually describing here is an autonomous collective, not a city. They’re missing quite a few things that cities usually have, including roofs, permanent infrastructure, and an independent economy. There is nothing illegal about forming an autonomous collective as long as it’s formed on private property, and as long as it doesn’t violate any other laws. If you want to hear an entertaining description of the political processes in an autonomous collective, try this clip on for size — and marvel at just how familiar this language is. Who knew that the Occupy Movement was the world’s biggest Monty Python skit?

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NYC stream is showing stream feom Denver.
Can’t find it anywhere else.
Seeing just lines of cops ling the curbs, nothing violent.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 6:04 PM

It’s odd that not even the Democrat bankers on Wall Street and in failed lending institutions would blame the government for the unchecked greed of the elite. Only the far right pushing its agenda tells that story.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Until 2008 (in other words, after all of the damage had been done) Fannie and Freddie were privately owned. You’re defending evil private corporations, in other words.

And don’t forget that the aforementioned Barney Frank was in bed (literally) with Fannie in the early 1990s. As a lawmaker that is a breach of ethics, but as you well know your Democrat lawmakers have none to begin with.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Occupy Philly compared themselves to the soldiers at Valley Forge

This is consistent with their view of the constitution being created in 1775. The men at Valley Forge suffered cruelties such as jaundice, typhoid and pneumonia. They were underclothed and some of the soldiers wounded in previous battles died of exposure.

This pampered group with their Northern Face gear and downy jackets can’t come within miles of the horror they faced at Valley Forge. Generators? Come on! Well, wait a minute, if their going to write a Constititution, maybe going through the same circumstances will help.

Yeah….. I think so too.

itsspideyman on October 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Denver live stream

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Give a protester mittens and they stay warm for a day.
Teach them to knit their own mittens and they can become capitalists.

Oh wait, that’s like work man.
Wander on October 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

ROFL! :)

sicoit on October 29, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Dittos.

One of the best posts I’ve seen on the OWS idiots.
Short, to the point, says it all.
: )

listens2glenn on October 29, 2011 at 6:21 PM

During an argument in the media tent, the dude monitoring it said : that’s just some stupid guy calling us out …
Man, if this wasn’t a non-violent event, I’d …. Arrggh. Sorry”

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Adding to AZ Federalist’s great post:

Taxpayers are currently on the hook for $400 billion to cover Fan/Fred losses and the Fed has promised $1.5 trillion to buy back their toxic securities (including Ginnie). This makes Fan/Fred the biggest single bailout recipient by a mile. Recall TARP is all but paid back- the biggest sink there is still GM. The banks paid back quickly.

Chuck Schick on October 29, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Give a protester mittens and they stay warm for a day.
Teach them to knit their own mittens and they can become capitalists.

Oh wait, that’s like work man.
Wander on October 29, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Yeah, excellent post! And I was wondering, where is she getting her yarn? I didn’t see any sheep they were sheering.

Every time I watch one of these videos it is just such a joke to me. “Several hundred?” That’s it? All of this media attention for that?

We have a Cracker Barrel Restaurant opening near here the day after tomorrow. I can assure you more people will show up and eat there than are sitting in that park right now, and yet, they think they are the 99%.
It really is such a joke and is beginning to become somewhat boring to watch.

I’m wondering what else is going on in DC while we’re all busy watching the comedic antics of squatters in ObamaVilles across different parts of America.

JellyToast on October 29, 2011 at 6:57 PM

NYC livestream talking about forecast ….
Expecting 55mph winds. They expect media tent to be lost.
They reported it’s about 25F maybe an hour ago.

God help me, I’m glued to their livestream.
Like waiting for the ‘big one’ … NASCAR folks will get that … hehe.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 7:45 PM

A nighttime aerial thermal scan indicated 20 of the tents were actually occupied.

KyserS on October 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM

What an interesting sex life these people have.

unclesmrgol on October 29, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Fire hazards should be the least of New Yorkers’ worries! These people are freaks. You can look here and see a nice tally of freaky dysfuntion!

bloggless on October 29, 2011 at 8:02 PM

A few arrests in Denver, atm, and NYC is flipping out like it’s Kent St. or sumpin’ … sheesh

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:06 PM

This is consistent with their view of the constitution being created in 1775. The men at Valley Forge suffered cruelties such as jaundice, typhoid and pneumonia. They were underclothed and some of the soldiers wounded in previous battles died of exposure.

This pampered group with their Northern Face gear and downy jackets can’t come within miles of the horror they faced at Valley Forge. Generators? Come on! Well, wait a minute, if their going to write a Constititution, maybe going through the same circumstances will help.

Yeah….. I think so too.

itsspideyman on October 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM

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These occupiers like to draw comparisons to past greatness… They are looking for a free ride, and living fairly well while doing it… not to mention all the attention… and sex, drugs and drumming… What a bunch of over indulged self-important dorks.
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RalphyBoy on October 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM

IMPORTANT NEWS New York City has closed all City Parks because of the danger of falling trees in this snow storm
Hmmmmm… this may be interesting

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM

LOL, they just suspended chat on the live stream. Too bad it was hilarious!

“Nothing like this has ever happened in America!”

Idiots. Like some stoners getting pepper-sprayed compares to the race riots of the 60′s and the hero Billy Ayers blowing shit up. yeah.

Hell the anarchists of the 20′s30′s make these amateurs look like… amateurs.

SittingDeadRed on October 29, 2011 at 8:22 PM

supposed to say their hero Billy Ayers

SittingDeadRed on October 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Who knew that the Occupy Movement was the world’s biggest Monty Python skit?

that’s some good snark there, Ed.

BTW. Damn your MN Gophers for beating my Hawkeyes today. Damn them! Damn them!!!!

ted c on October 29, 2011 at 8:32 PM

LOL … In Denver, quote:
Remeber .. Tents are speech !!!
LOL

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:39 PM

IMPORTANT NEWS New York City has closed all City Parks because of the danger of falling trees in this snow storm
Hmmmmm… this may be interesting

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Christie has declared a state of emergency in NJ. In PA, thousands are without power. The trees still have a lot of leaves left, so the weight of the snow on the leaves pulls the branches down over power lines.

About 4″ around Philly so far. 6″ further north and west. Wind is whipping up now, too. Unfortunately, there are no trees hanging over Dilworth Plaza in Philly, but it’s nice, cold cement underneath those tents, if they haven’t all snuck home to the dorms or Mom’s basement.

Wethal on October 29, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Livestream Denver …. They’re all telling racial jokes !!
Freaking live !!

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM

NY Occupiers not happy with Denver Occupiers.

It seems that internet exposure of taunting, which is part and parcel of protesting, doesn’t look good. So, lets not show it to the world.

Who needs cable TV. This is great entertainment.

Popcorn, please.

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Roflmao @ Anthony in the video

We have a kitchen, dish washing station, a library, and a vegan tent. We have everything a REAL city has.

bitsy on October 29, 2011 at 8:47 PM

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I’m NOT alone !!
This is fabulous !!
Denver stream doesn’t even realize they’ve been streaming live !!
LOL

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:49 PM

http://www.livestream.com/occupywallstnyc?utm_source=website-channel-page&utm_medium=related

What you’ll see is the Denver feed, although it’s the NYC link

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Fabulous! The stooges in NY can’t seem to get rid of the Denver feed, and the Denver feed is looping something that happened hours ago.

Anarchy is a beautiful thing.

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Btw, the audio is on a loop, from hours ago ….. They have nothing new.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Meanwhile, over on the real live Denver feed the police and some protesters are chatting quite amicably.

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Gee, that old audio could MAYBE, PERHAPS be incitement ?.
Y’think ???
Earlier, they thought a tent in the road was a dead body, so, y’all know what we’re dealing with, here.
Hilarious.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Now on the NY feed, they managed to cut the Denver loop and are now showing some goofy guitar player obviously from some other day.

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 9:02 PM

We knew! Occupy Monty Python

bloggless on October 29, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Is it bloodlust to REALLY wanna watch the feed from the NYC media tent, as it’s blown away ??
Forget Denver ! Truly nothing to see in CO.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I vote to give the first wood shampoo to the tall blond guy in Denver. He’s a friggin’ soothesayer.

Doink doink doink!

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Livestream Denver …. They’re all telling racial jokes !!
Freaking live !!

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Screw that, they’re telling 9/11 jokes!

SittingDeadRed on October 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

SittingDeadRed on October 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Yup.. forgot to add that ! LOL

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 9:12 PM

When I’m indoors on the laptop, I can add to the chat, and I do (Pambi).. LOL.
Otherwise, it’s the iPad out in my smoking area, and not able to.
HAHAHAHAHAHA

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Denver dustup dInna even rate, on Drudge … LOL

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Did or did not Janet Reno and the Clinton justice department threaten banks and lenders to make said government backed loans to people who could not pay those loans back?

It’s amusing to see you actually believe that you’re contributing to any serious conversation by repeating right wing talking points. And it’s obvious that you haven’t actually read any books on the subject. No one from the banking or mortgage industry is making the case for government blame- other than pointing to the outcome when the government fails to regulate.

Fannie and Freddie opened the door to thousands of subprime loans that, when the housing bubble collapsed, contributed to billions of dollars in losses. Yet those losses were trivial given the size of the US economy and never amounted to a significant threat to the nation’s financial system. Those loans held by Freddie had nothing to do with the near collapse of modern finance as represented by the broker dealers on Wall Street.

and with that statement, you show what a brainwashed leftist toadie you really are

For a manchild with obviously no connections in the banking world, you talk a big game. So tell me, great intellectual, which banks failed because of government regulations? Did the government force Washington Mutual to grant loans on thousands of obviously fraudulent applications? Did the government force banks to process loans without any income verification? It’s amazing that while WaMu and Wachovia failed, Chase and other banks exited the financial crisis nearly unscathed. In your mind, Chase must have committed fraud by not following government directions to completely abandon its risk management policies. Brilliant.

The depth of your ignorance is staggering.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Did the government force banks to process loans without any income verification?

Short answer ?
Yes.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM

RE NYC ustream… panic reigns, trying to read FAST chat posts, as to where the heck the ordered food actually is, and where the offered housing is .. crazy.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM

OccupyisBoring

I’m gonna watch my DVD copy of Dune. Much more exciting.

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

BobMbx on October 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

LOL .. I just keep posting how disappointed I am in them, that they won’t stick it out, heading for hotels.. LOL

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM

great ! they’ve been alerted that the cops are coming by.. oh, they have plans to video that, just in case.
Probably just coming to see if they’re warm enough.. chillax, peeps.

pambi on October 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM

hope someone recorded their feed and ‘jokes’ for media rebroadcast later.

yeah, just like the Tea Party.

theflyonthewall on October 30, 2011 at 12:03 AM

The depth of your ignorance is staggering.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM

getalife, simplesimon.

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Gotta save this one

And it’s obvious that you haven’t actually read any books by Paul Krugman on the subject.

For a manchild with obviously no connections in the banking world, you talk a big game.

The depth of your ignorance is staggering.

bayam on October 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 30, 2011 at 12:19 AM

This is what I wrote on my blog today:

The colonialist protested against England because they were getting taxed without having any voice in Parliament. Thus, the famous rallying cry, “no taxation without representation” helped launch the American Revolution. Yet, the “99% protesters” want representation without taxation. However, The 99% is really the 45% of America who do not pay taxes. Yet, they expect their demands to be heard and granted.
This is unacceptable. It it is a perversion of the American way of governance.

Conservative Samizdat on October 30, 2011 at 1:07 AM

Does this mean “secession” now passes the bad-boy filter?

Bugler on October 30, 2011 at 2:31 AM

So, this is a post about “seces$ion.” See, I got it in anyway.

Bugler on October 30, 2011 at 2:32 AM

I hope they are all freezing their collective butts off this weekend. Yeah, I am mean like that.

karenhasfreedom on October 30, 2011 at 6:56 AM

Get the firehouses and wash that scum off the streets. There is this false premise that simply because a crowd is loud, boisterous and smells bad it has some legitimate purpose. Enough of this garbage, if they want confrontation, then give it to them.

rplat on October 30, 2011 at 8:18 AM

The cold weather takes out the London protesters for a while:

http://conservativenewscentral.com/2011/10/occupy-london-righteous-until-it-gets-too-cold-infrafred-empty-tents/

serpentineshel on October 30, 2011 at 8:53 AM

serpentineshel on October 30, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Before this photo becomes proof of anything, I’d like to see an infrared photo of an occupied tent, just to show that the camera can tell the difference.

BobMbx on October 30, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Well… at least the cold will slightly help reduce the stench of smelly hippie Socialism …

As an L-com poster said (to paraphrase): The Occupy Wall Street derelicts need to go home… and clean their room.

viking01 on October 30, 2011 at 11:10 AM

What an addle-headed maroon.

Pity is about all I can muster for him and his ilk.

hillbillyjim on October 30, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Before this photo becomes proof of anything, I’d like to see an infrared photo of an occupied tent, just to show that the camera can tell the difference.

BobMbx on October 30, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Those IR cameras can see you through the walls of your house; that pic looks legit to me.

hillbillyjim on October 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Those IR cameras can see you through the walls of your house; that pic looks legit to me.

hillbillyjim on October 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM

This is instructive.

hillbillyjim on October 30, 2011 at 12:18 PM

This pampered group with their Northern Face gear and downy jackets can’t come within miles of the horror they faced at Valley Forge.

itsspideyman on October 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM

When they wrap their shoeless, bleeding feet with burlap for warmth, then maybe we can take a second look.

petefrt on October 30, 2011 at 6:16 PM

…ObamaVilles across different parts of America.

JellyToast on October 29, 2011 at 6:57 PM

ObamaVilles

petefrt on October 30, 2011 at 6:28 PM

The occupy peeps in Grand Rapids Michigan have disappeared!! However, 6 of them managed to find their way back to the protest area in time for the live newscast at 6 pm. It almost looked like the local tv station contacted them and told them to show up. They had one small sign that send something about ending legalized theft. Oh the irony, since that is all about what Obama has done since 2009.

karenhasfreedom on October 30, 2011 at 7:28 PM

“Several hundred?” That’s it? All of this media attention for that?

Most of the time it’s much less, but we sometimes have dozens here…but the Kansas City Star (our local version of Pravda, featuring reprints of DNC talking points on the front page, masquerading as “news”) still goes ape. As elsewhere, nobody can get a coherent thought out of any of these idiots.

Of course when the Tea Party had a rally with (conservatively) 10,000 attending, there was not a peep.

landlines on October 30, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Can we add this to the OWS rap sheet?

New Hampshire woman, Justina Jensen, tried to pimp out teen she met at Occupy protest: police

A 23-year-old woman is accused of attempting to pimp out a teenage girl she met at an Occupy New Hampshire protest earlier this week.

After Justina Jensen, of Manchester, became friendly with the girl, she went on the Internet and arranged a tryst between her and a man — who was actually an undercover cop, according to Union Leader.

The young girl’s mom called authorities on Thursday to report her daughter was missing. She told cops that she found her daughter’s photo on an adult entertainment website.

Jensen, who went by the alias Remy, made a deal on behalf of the teen to have sex with the man, who called himself Mad Mike, for $150.

When the man asked for a location for the duo to meet, Jensen gave her address and was arrested — after a brief struggle — in her home.

The teen, who has not been identified, was also discovered in the apartment.

According to police, Jensen was going to start training the teen to become a prostitute.

Jensen has been charged with felony prostitution. Her first hearing scheduled for Nov. 10.

Look at the POS screwing her face up with regret for the mugshot too. What a skank.

Sharke on October 31, 2011 at 12:07 AM

I can’t see this ending well at all.

Dino64 on October 31, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Yippee… “the fleabaggers” will be huddled up together in tents, making more fleabaggers. Man, these people are not too bright.

mmcnamer1 on October 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Oh my…
Why doesn’t some “rich liberal” GIVE these People some land and let them have at it. Let them build their little communes, let them build their kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, grow their veggies, and their stock and live by “their” set of rules. But only if they have to stay on their land!! FREAKS

mmcnamer1 on October 31, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Yeah, and they are now “seeking donations” for funds to buy cold weather clothing, bedding and tents.

Nice, seeking donations and not earning what it takes to satisfy their needs is what these people are all about.

But we all knew that.

Did George Washington seek donations?

But let’s let these people secede.

Sounds great to me.

They are slackers who live in their parents’ basements and are now exposed to the elements in their North Face parkas.

Times are tough all over.

molonlabe28 on October 31, 2011 at 10:26 AM

I don’t usually hope for a colder-than-normal, storm-filled winter, but for some reason I am this year. :)

Sterling Holobyte on November 1, 2011 at 10:17 AM

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