Up twinkles: Occupy Denver elects dog as official leader

posted at 8:08 pm on November 9, 2011 by Allahpundit

In case you’re bored during the debate, which, let’s face it, is a near certainty, here’s what democracy now looks like in Denver. The bad news? At last check, the media still thinks this crowd is the last, best hope of America. The good news? This stunt was pulled out of annoyance with Michael Moore’s egomania. They can’t be all bad.

In case you missed today’s big scoop from the Times, turns out there’s some crime going on in and around Zuccotti Park. Plus a whole lot of … interesting conversations.

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Jim Cramer seems as if he may have a stroke at any moment. BTW: just look at the dog. Who wouldn’t vote for that guy? Besides, he’s probably the only one there on a flea control program.

cynccook on November 9, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Should it have been a cat, Allah, they seem to make more detached, unemotional decisions.

Cindy Munford on November 9, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Excellent choice. Dogs do not crap where they sleep. Maybe the rest of the OWS-Denver crowd will take the hint.

coldwarrior on November 9, 2011 at 8:12 PM

At least the dog won’t go any further than humping your leg.

Bishop on November 9, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Too many good responses to this.

Brain overload, TILT . . . TILT . . . TILT . . .

listens2glenn on November 9, 2011 at 8:17 PM

This human mic sh*te is getting real old.

Blake on November 9, 2011 at 8:18 PM

And speaking of Michael Moore’s egomania …

​Aaron “Al” Nesby is willing to take it pretty far. It was, after all, his idea, and it began with Michael Moore. Stung by the documentarian’s refusal to follow general assembly guidelines at his recent visit to Occupy Denver, the idea of electing a symbolic (if hairy) leader struck him as an opportune statement.

“(Moore) walked in with security and made everyone listen to him in the center of the circle with a bullhorn like he was our leader, even though he said out loud it’s a leaderless movement,” says Nesby, a recent Westword profile subject.

… you’d think some people would eventually pick up the hint about Moore, and a lot … MORE.

manwithblackhat on November 9, 2011 at 8:20 PM

At least the dog won’t go any further than humping your leg.

Bishop on November 9, 2011 at 8:16 PM

This has been another, “Glad nothing was in my mouth when I read that” moment.

LOL : )

listens2glenn on November 9, 2011 at 8:20 PM

The dog is the only one with any sense.

vcferlita on November 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Bark, bark bark bark BARK.

Bark, bark bark bark BARK.

Whine, whine, whine.

Whine, whine, whine.

Sniff sniff snuffle scratch.

Sniff sniff snuffle scratch.

BARK BARK BARK!

BARK BARK BARK!

*Point of order sign*

Bite Bite Bite

Bite Bite Bite

*Chaos breaks out*

Lily on November 9, 2011 at 8:27 PM

I have to come out with this now that he’s on the national stage. I met this dog at Burning Man last summer and when I went to shake his hand, he stuck his face in my genitals…*snif*

ronsfi on November 9, 2011 at 8:27 PM

He’s probably has a higher IQ than most of the protesters.

Bambi on November 9, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Finally, they will have a spokesman that actually grooms himself.

Shiny_Tiara on November 9, 2011 at 8:28 PM

P.S. I’m available for interviews and book deals.

ronsfi on November 9, 2011 at 8:28 PM

she looks like a b*itch to me…

jbh45 on November 9, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Seriously though, I would pay money to watch these fools repeat everything the dog barks…

jbh45 on November 9, 2011 at 8:31 PM

The protestors have lice. The dog only has fleas. The election was a no-brainer.

joejm65 on November 9, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Well, they did better than the electorate did in 2008.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on November 9, 2011 at 8:31 PM

This story makes me think of my dog Libby. We named her Libby(short for liberal) because when we got her all she did was whine and cry until she got handouts…e.g. food, toys etc. She seemed more co-dependent than any other dog we have had. Her being black just sealed the deal on her name.

The Notorious G.O.P on November 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM

A border collie? Ha. Well done on picking someone smarter than you, Denver.

rogerb on November 9, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Just.Like.The.Tea.Party.

Caligula=OWS?

Good job MBM.

Lance Murdock on November 9, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Better than Obama….the dog should run as a 3rd part candidate to siphon off lib votes

clnurnberg on November 9, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Shelby looks scared and confused. Run, Shelby. Run for your life! These people are totally insane.

Lizzy on November 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM

This story makes me think of my dog Libby. We named her Libby(short for liberal) because when we got her all she did was whine and cry until she got handouts…e.g. food, toys etc. She seemed more co-dependent than any other dog we have had. Her being black just sealed the deal on her name.

The Notorious G.O.P on November 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Why did her color seal the deal on her name? What am I missing here?

Kensington on November 9, 2011 at 8:44 PM

At least the Occupiers are wise enough to elect the most intelligent among them as their leader.

malclave on November 9, 2011 at 8:44 PM

I will always view the occupy x movement as a bunch of people who pooped all over the place. They are human waste.

Blake on November 9, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I have to come out with this now that he’s on the national stage. I met this dog at Burning Man last summer and when I went to shake his hand, he stuck his face in my genitals…*snif*

ronsfi on November 9, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Bwahahahahahaha!!!

ButterflyDragon on November 9, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Kind of appropriate – it’s a Border Collie/cattle-dog mix, they’re good a herding sheep.

It’s also going to be smarter than the rest of the crowd.

Chip on November 9, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Who knew Occupy Denver was a meritocracy?!?!

tom on November 9, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Bacon for everyone!

eyesky on November 9, 2011 at 9:01 PM

its an improvement, he probably has less flees.

rob verdi on November 9, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Four legs good, two legs bad.

The Mega Independent on November 9, 2011 at 9:20 PM

*in music melody*
My Hippy has fleas.

-Shelby

tommer74 on November 9, 2011 at 9:32 PM

So was the dog voted in? The video stopped right before the vote. Had I seen this earlier, I would have stopped to ask what the outcome was when I drove by earlier.

tommer74 on November 9, 2011 at 9:34 PM

What is that in chalk on the sidewalk where the communist political officer is leading the chanting morons? Looks like, “No Stitches”? What is that supposed to mean?

AZfederalist on November 9, 2011 at 9:54 PM

This story makes me think of my dog Libby. We named her Libby(short for liberal) because when we got her all she did was whine and cry until she got handouts…e.g. food, toys etc. She seemed more co-dependent than any other dog we have had. Her being black just sealed the deal on her name.

The Notorious G.O.P on November 9, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Seriously? You honestly thought that line would be funny?

mizflame98 on November 9, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Draft Shelby for the Democratic Primary race against Obama.

Shelby will defeat Obama, and is the perfect opponent to face the inevitable(TM-Conservative Media Inc) Mitt Romney because of that roof incident.

Shelby/Rosco 2012!

BKennedy on November 9, 2011 at 10:58 PM

I bet the dog is more concerned where he $hits then the humans are. The humans could learn a thing or two from the dog about proper hygiene.

mechkiller_k on November 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I don’t mean this to besmirch mentally retarded individuals, but these OWS people are in fact developmentally retarded. There’s no other way to explain their glee over being led around by the nose, syllable by syllable. I guess that’s what all the nose rings are for, in the end.

Western_Civ on November 9, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Well, in comparison to Incitatus, the dog was elected. Caligula’s horse was appointed consul.

thirtypundit on November 9, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Mayor: “THIS is their representative?”

Assistant: “Really sir, talking to Shelby does just as much good as talking to the Occupiers. And unlike the Occupiers, it’s house-trained.”

theCork on November 9, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Since she was adopted from the Boulder Humane Society at three months old, Shelby has consistently maintained an open mind. She identifies as an independent, though Jentsch says she was originally an Obama supporter and now leans toward Ron Paul.

Those candidates are good matches for someone with a dog’s brain, where simple and easy to understand beats well-thought out.

calbear on November 10, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Why did her color seal the deal on her name? What am I missing here?

Kensington on November 9, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Black = liberal = libby

Blake on November 10, 2011 at 2:40 AM

Shelby’s first executive order was to budget funds and organize the schedule to provide a flea dip for every Occupy Denver person.

hawkdriver on November 10, 2011 at 5:45 AM

OMG. Is it 1971 again? The great thinkers in my high school ran a dog for student council. Radical. And here at OWS an appearance by Crosby,______ & Nash?! If these young ‘uns had two brain synapses to rub together they’d soon realize that not only are they tools of the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids, they’re also tools of a Golden Years Boomer nostalgia craze….besides being just plain tools.

curved space on November 10, 2011 at 6:31 AM

OMG. Is it 1971 again? The great thinkers in my high school ran a dog for student council. Radical. And here at OWS an appearance by Crosby,______ & Nash?! If these young ‘uns had two brain synapses to rub together they’d soon realize that not only are they tools of the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids, they’re also tools of a Golden Years Boomer nostalgia craze….besides being just plain tools.

curved space on November 10, 2011 at 6:31 AM

The Occupunks are not tools. By definition, tools have at least one useful purpose.

BKennedy on November 10, 2011 at 6:58 AM

The dog is the smartest one of the bunch.

zoyclem on November 10, 2011 at 7:33 AM

Love me some border collies, have 3 of them….no doubt this bc is smarter then the clowns around her! Might be the smartest thing they’ve done!!

slapnuts on November 10, 2011 at 7:57 AM

crying, endless barking, eating the cat’s poop, smells bad when wet, stealing the food off other’s tables (of homeless people perhaps),-always wants whatever someone else has, mindless invasive humping of any body part, prone to parasitic diseases and tick/flea/bug infestation when poorly groomed, responding poorly to structure and challenge when untrained and near feral-often acting out in destructive/violent ways- yes, apparently here is Where Democracy Lives-they’ve elected one of their own. clearly their best and brightest.

if only Shelby runs for POTUS our democracy might be saved from Obambi/Willard axis of evil. because at least dogs can be civilized and socialized- they can respond to boundaries and reason- unlike feral human sociopaths and leftist ideologues.

mittens on November 10, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Shelby: Okay, Boss, why does this idiot behind me keep saying my name, and why are all these other idiots repeating everything?

RebeccaH on November 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Hey there Shelby, Mayor of Denver here, I asked to have a protest leader to talk to about some issues here. Sorry I don’t speak dog so we’ll need a different method of communication.

If you’re willing to shut down the protest, leave the park, and accept that anyone staying will be in violation of city ordinances and will be arrested; eat this piece of bacon and we’ll go arrest those who stay with full permission of the leader of the protest…

** cheapest bribe for a protest leader EVER!

gekkobear on November 10, 2011 at 1:39 PM

The microscopic town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, which is near Cincinnati, has a Scottish border collie named Lucy Lu for its mayor. There were more candidates for the position than there are citizens, and they included cats, dogs, a possum and other critters.

You can enjoy the 2008 election results at http://www.rabbithashusa.com.

An estimated 215 % of the population turned out to vote. If I had been there, I might have voted for the jackass, whose slogan was, “You’re going to end up with a jackass anyway, so you might as well vote for one!”

KyMouse on November 10, 2011 at 2:25 PM