Occupy anniversary march somewhat underwhelming

posted at 6:46 pm on September 16, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

This is like a trip down memory lane. (Well, if Memory Lane happens to be lined with cop cars covered in feces anyway.) Remember when Occupy Wall Street was The Next Big Thing? And how it was going to rise up to be the counterweight to the Tea Party… an unstoppable force being promoted 24/7 by MSNBC and CNN? Ah, good times.

But then things seemed to fall apart, particularly in the Northeast and the Midwest, because … well, it gets cold in the winter. What’s an anarchist to do? But they promised to be back in the spring with fresh financing, a new plan and ground breaking activism. But… that never really happened either.

But don’t give up hope! What better time to recharge the batteries than on your one year anniversary? And to kick things off, how about a nice commemorative march in the city that started it all?

About 300 people observing the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street marched to a small concrete park in New York’s lower Manhattan that served as headquarters for the protest movement and was its birthplace.

Police patrolled the crowd Saturday and took at least a dozen people into custody near Trinity Church that borders Zuccotti Park. Police confirmed they made arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct, but they did not have a total number.

Protesters marched from Washington Square Park and headed south down Broadway to Zuccotti Park, chanting as they went. The group later thinned out.

Occupy September 2

300 people? Seriously? This is New York City. You can get twice that many homeless to show up in under an hour if a donut truck breaks down near Central Park. Hell, if you get ten women to demonstrate their right to go topless in public, you can get three times that many reporters to show up in Gotham. Do you know what we call three hundred people near Washington Square Park on a Saturday in September? A really slow day at Washington Square Park.

Seriously, what happened to Occupy Wall Street? There’s an election coming up in barely six weeks with huge questions of policy on the line which are important to both sides of the debate. If you’re not going to do it now, when would you? Is there anyone running this show anymore?

Meanwhile, with little fanfare and even less media coverage, FreePAC showed up in Ohio and prepared to put thousands of boots on the ground, visit neighborhoods in key sections of the Buckeye State, deliver yard signs and reach out to voters across the spectrum. Dear Occupiers: this is what activism looks like.

FreePAC Ohio


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Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Three biggest things pushed by the MSM recently: Arab Spring, OWS, and Obama. All disasters.

forest on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

What? No gourmet food trucks with free catering? Lo! How the mighty have fallen.

cynccook on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Your gender sterotypes are oppressive, comrade.

cynccook on September 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM

If only Occupiers put their effort into something constructive… say, charity?

onetrickpony on September 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

300 people? Seriously? This is New York City. You can get twice that many homeless to show up in under an hour if a donut truck breaks down near Central Park. Hell, if you get ten women to demonstrate their right to go topless in public, you can get three times that many reporters to show up in Gotham. Do you know what we call three hundred people near Washington Square Park on a Saturday in September? A really slow day at Washington Square Park.

Badda-boom, badda-bing!

So… where were the Dancing Va-Jay-Jays?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Okay… memory lane’s over… all occupiers back to mom’s basement!

thatsafactjack on September 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Works better in quotes:

300 people? Seriously? This is New York City. You can get twice that many homeless to show up in under an hour if a donut truck breaks down near Central Park. Hell, if you get ten women to demonstrate their right to go topless in public, you can get three times that many reporters to show up in Gotham. Do you know what we call three hundred people near Washington Square Park on a Saturday in September? A really slow day at Washington Square Park.

Badda-boom, badda-bing!

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:53 PM

An indicator of Dem enthusiasm.

Charlemagne on September 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Picture of Ryan rally in Harrisonburg, VA. More than 300 people showed up.

SouthernGent on September 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Conservative turnout?

means one thing……TEANAMI 2!!

You just thought 2010 was bad Nancy.

PappyD61 on September 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Yeah, the MSM ,once again,nailed this one.
“The Tea Party is dead.OWS is the future”.
Another score for the objective truth seekers of contemporary “journalism”.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Hah.

Ugly on September 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I think it’s a guy, but I would still like to have that shirt. Oh, and 300 people, HaHaHaHa!!!

Night Owl on September 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

We love that yung ‘un Josh Mandel.

Go yung un go!!

PappyD61 on September 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Police confirmed they made arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct,

If there was just one person there…
There would be disorderly conduct..

Can’t these people contain themselves?

Electrongod on September 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Protesters marched from Washington Square Park and headed south down Broadway to Zuccotti Park, chanting as they went. The group later thinned out.

A Chik-Fil-A was near by…
And a Starbucks..

Electrongod on September 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Nope.

Kenosha Kid on September 16, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Hey, I hear both Occupy supporters have flown to NYC and intend to be there.

crosspatch on September 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

A little bit from Column A, and a little bit from Column B.

squint on September 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

It’s Pat!

trigon on September 16, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I say the tea partiers should get a few people to stand outside of each targeted firm with signs showing the names of Jugears money donors that work there.

That would be better than any punditry commenting about it. Exploding OWS heads – what joy!

platypus on September 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Is there anyone running this show anymore?

I tried to join the Anarchist Party once; couldn’t find their headquarters.

Bouncing Beatnik on September 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

About 300 people observing the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street marched to a small concrete park in New York’s lower Manhattan that served as headquarters for the protest movement and was its birthplace…

…The group later thinned out.

A crowd of 300 thinned out?I thought in a place like New York that 300 people is what you have milling around after a crowd disperses.

single stack on September 16, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I tried to join the Anarchist Party once; couldn’t find their headquarters.

Bouncing Beatnik on September 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Heh.

Reminds me of a Rodney Dangerfield joke: “I sent my picture to the Lonely Hearts Club.

They sent it back. Said they weren’t that lonely.”

davidk on September 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Yes.

What it really is, is very angry and irrational. Nothing else really matters.

AZfederalist on September 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Why do you have to bring Fluke into this thread? ;)

NapaConservative on September 16, 2012 at 7:44 PM

“Dr. Donald Mallard: Abby, I’m surprised. I had you pegged for more the anarchist type.
Abby Sciuto: Actually, I used to be an anarchist.
Dr. Donald Mallard: What happened?
Abby Sciuto: Too many rules.”

mittens on September 16, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Someone stamped CREED KILLS on their forehead, while I never liked the band I don’t think they’ve ever killed anybody.

Gwillie on September 16, 2012 at 7:48 PM

You know, these supposed Anarchists sure do seem to have a LOT of stupid rules!

Where’s the fun in rebelling if you don’t know what you are rebelling?!!!

Jack Deth on September 16, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I get 300 for a July 4th barbecue.

Bishop on September 16, 2012 at 7:56 PM

300 people? Seriously? This is New York City. You can get twice that many homeless to show up in under an hour if a donut truck breaks down near Central Park. Hell, if you get ten women to demonstrate their right to go topless in public, you can get three times that many reporters to show up in Gotham.

…b u t t!…can you get them to sh!t on the doughnut truck!

KOOLAID2 on September 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Don’t ask “it” because “it” probably doesn’t know.

Pat or Dana? Brainfree or UES?

viking01 on September 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM

The dude in the photo looks like Even Stephen. You know Shia Labutt or something like that.

jbh45 on September 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM

So much for a$$holeturf.

nokarmahere on September 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Don’t ask “it” because “it” probably doesn’t know.

Pat or Dana? Brainfree or UES?

viking01 on September 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM

heck!…that’s mo lester !

KOOLAID2 on September 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

#Occupy Wall Street: 25 Arrests Made as Movement Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary#…more proof that the OBOZO re-election campaign and its union backers still have lots of money to throw around supporting other despicable, anti-American, criminal extremists.

TeaPartyNation on September 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

300?

Are they sure it wasn’t people lined up to buy a 32oz. verboten contraband soda?

viking01 on September 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

heck!…that’s mo lester !

KOOLAID2 on September 16, 2012 at 8:01 PM

I think you’re right. It appears to be wearing a mans-siere.

viking01 on September 16, 2012 at 8:04 PM

300 show up and 25 of them got arrested?

Idjuts

AZfederalist on September 16, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Oh, Lord, I’ve missed HA! Ya’ll have me in tears! (Happy ones!)

Chewy the Lab on September 16, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Like Ace Ventura says,” Lo-ho, se-her”. Most of them are probably liberal arts majors/grads. Nothing like being perpetual students (i.e. stoo-pid).

Sasha List on September 16, 2012 at 8:07 PM

OT: No deal. CTU strike continues per AP.

wargamer6 on September 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM

All dressed up with nowhere to go.

Bmore on September 16, 2012 at 8:09 PM

OT: No deal. CTU strike continues per AP.

wargamer6 on September 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM

It’s all for the children..
you know…

Electrongod on September 16, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I sense a….
QOTD coming on..

Electrongod on September 16, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Hell, if you get ten women to demonstrate their right to go topless in public, you can get three times that many reporters to show up in Gotham.

As much as I enjoyed that link to naked bosoms — and seriously, I’m totally into it, so thanks –

1. Please, please put those away so I can enjoy them. Don’t ruin this like mom ruined pizza (overexposure).

2. Why are they never … why are the nekkid protestors … why is it never Kate Beckinsale?

3. Be advised that I would prefer civilization, all things considered. I really don’t want to lope through the forest grunting, even if bits of my brain would be perfectly happy to do it.

Axe on September 16, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Seriously, what happened to Occupy Wall Street? There’s an election coming up in barely six weeks with huge questions of policy on the line which are important to both sides of the debate.

Hm. Maybe Occupy should have incorporated some sort of policy dispute into their parties occupations.

Axe on September 16, 2012 at 8:20 PM

…b u t t!…can you get them to sh!t on the doughnut truck!

KOOLAID2 on September 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

lol — You can lead an occupier to the park, but you cannot make him poop.

Axe on September 16, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Those in 12-month rehab don’t get out until next week.

viking01 on September 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

300 people? Seriously? This is New York City. You can get twice that many homeless to show up in under an hour if a donut truck breaks down near Central Park.

The homeless would be busy with being a walking wifi access terminal.

Seriously, what happened to Occupy Wall Street?

Ran out of dope.

JetBoy on September 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Seriously, what happened to Occupy Wall Street?

Ran out of dope.

JetBoy on September 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Nah, they are still dopes.

Ooooh, that dope.

:-)

AZfederalist on September 16, 2012 at 8:30 PM

What? No riots? No shootings? No rapes? No pooping on cop cars?

You’re right Jazz – definitely underwhelming.

SubmarineDoc on September 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM

300 people? Seriously?

Oh, you know how it is. When the OWSer got home from church today they probably thought “dadgummit, I forgot to mow the lawn this weekend”. After the mowing, edging, and weedeating you still have to sweep. When that’s all done the Occupier then has to check to make sure the kids did their homework and have clothes ready for Monday (unless they are in Chicago). They’re exhausted and sweaty and probably stink.

How can one make a good impression on their fellow occupier and also “fight the POWA!” in that condition? I mean, you can see the bind they’re in.

rihar on September 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Nothing the hardcore left has tried in the last 3 years has worked and people think that this will not be a repeat of 2010? That 0bama will not lose in a landslide?

Sure they control the media but the left is less than 20% of the USA. This election needs to send them back into the woodwork like the cockroaches they are.

jukin3 on September 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Someone stamped CREED KILLS on their forehead, while I never liked the band I don’t think they’ve ever killed anybody.

Gwillie on September 16, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Creed only killed off whatever remained of the post-grunge movement back in the late ’90s. Candlebox and Nickleback provided the farewell swats.

Myron Falwell on September 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Seriously, what happened to Occupy Wall Street?

Ran out of dope.

JetBoy on September 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I thought it fell apart because an internet blogger managed to shine the light on the whole movement through unorthodox methods.

And he not only succeeded in exposing them but also humiliated them and their enablers in the media. And he helped made a movie out of it that will be released next month.

God bless Andrew Breitbart.

Myron Falwell on September 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Dear Occupiers: this is what activism looks like.

Don’t give them advice! I know, I know, learning isn’t really their strong suit, but why take the risk?

Mr. Prodigy on September 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Tomorrow is Constitution Day, halfway to St. Patrick’s Day and someone’s birthday. I refuse to recognize the occupoopers on my day.

Fallon on September 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Fallon on September 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Night Owl on September 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Wait! Is that a guy or a girl in that picture?

de rigueur on September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Either way it’s indecent.
-Mama Harper

Sterling Holobyte on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Uh. That Dana Loesch picture. Is she wearing pants?

I think I know why the crowd is so large. ;)

Sterling Holobyte on September 17, 2012 at 1:32 AM

And why are they all guys?! ;)

Sterling Holobyte on September 17, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Pff, I just got 320 people to show up at a party I DJed Friday, where’s my media coverage?

jdespirito on September 17, 2012 at 2:25 AM

If only Occupiers put their effort into something constructive… say, charity?

onetrickpony on September 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

They do put all their effort into charity………….for themselves

Dollayo on September 17, 2012 at 3:29 AM

They are hiding out underground until after the election, they scare away the Nice voters.

Fleuries on September 17, 2012 at 7:47 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Night Owl on September 16, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Thank you!

Fallon on September 17, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Is it greedier to want to keep more of the fruits of one’s labor or to want to keep more of another’s labor?
Parasites all.

Bevan on September 17, 2012 at 8:24 AM

The 300, “WE ARE SPUTTER“!

Wallythedog on September 17, 2012 at 9:27 AM

The Right’s mistake when dealing with the #OWS movement is to think that anybody needs to defend Wall Street. There are probably more Democrats on Wall Street than there are Republicans, and their sins have been plenty. Worse, Democrats in this Administration have been complicit with Wall Street.

The biggest mistake is that Democrats have forged this bond between the “sins of Wall Street” and raising taxes on the “rich.” It’s an easy jump for Democrats to make, but Republicans shouldn’t get sucked in their jet wash.

J_Crater on September 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM