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Occupiers switch to spartan meals to chase away homeless population

posted at 12:33 pm on October 27, 2011 by

To paraphrase Animal Farm, “All animals suffer equally, but some animals’ suffering is more equal than others’.”

That’s the message from scenic Zuccotti Park, which has suffered an infestation of sorts (an infestation apart from the obvious, that is). It appears that a group of “professional homeless” people—whose numbers in New York are legion—has descended on the park to partake of the nightly feasts protesters have been enjoying.

Rafael Moreno, a kitchen volunteer, told the New York Post, “We need to limit the amount of food we’re putting out to curb the influx of derelicts.”

Derelicts? What kind of language is that coming from one member of the 99% with regard to another? Where is Moreno’s empathy from someone who ostensibly is hurting more from Wall Street greed than he is?

Maybe he should have a tête-à-tête with fellow protester Lauren Digioia, who told the New York Daily News, “We have compassion toward everyone.”

Then again, maybe such a meeting would be ill-advised. Digioia, who is on the sanitation committee, went on to add:

However, we have certain rules and guidelines…. If you’re going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing, have books and medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back. There’s a lot of takers here and they feel entitled.

And here I thought the protesters favored entitlements!

The new plan, in any case, is to replace the spaghetti Bolognese and roasted beet and sheep’s milk-cheese salad (actual past menu items) with tasteless porridge and brown rice in the hopes that the “criminals and vagrants” clear out in search of greener pastures with tastier grub.

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But theirversion of socialism will be the one that works. *nudgenudgewinkwink*

eforhan on October 27, 2011 at 2:17 PM

However, we have certain rules and guidelines…. If you’re going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing, have books and medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back. There’s a lot of takers here and they feel entitled.

…says the liberal that is camped out demanding that other people pay her bills…..

You really can’t make this sh!t up….unbelievable.

Baxter Greene on October 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM

The new plan, in any case, is to replace the spaghetti Bolognese and roasted beet and sheep’s milk-cheese salad (actual past menu items) with tasteless porridge and brown rice

“Than goodness! That other stuff is way too rich for my delicate palate.”~Freddie the Freeloader

mrt721 on October 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM

However, we have certain rules and guidelines…. If you’re going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing, have books and medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back. There’s a lot of takers here and they feel entitled.

Heh OWS is better than reality TV.

Dr Evil on October 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

HP,

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need - I am pretty sure that’s in the OWS library, maybe someone needs to hook the kids up with how you open the book cover, to read what’s inside “Le Book” LOL!

Dr Evil on October 27, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Wouldn’t the derelicts that comprise the “opposite 1%” on the income scale nevertheless still be part of the 99%? Just another example of how the OWS crowd is defining, née segregating, groups? First the drummers, now the bums? The people running the show have a half-million stashed, and they oversee who gets what, according to some metric they’ve calculated, or it now seems by whether or not they “approve” of the person doing the mooching. I wonder if the “administrators” are eating the tasteless gruel they’re slinging, or if at the back of the kitchen a few plates of “spaghetti Bolognese and roasted beet and sheep’s milk-cheese salad” aren’t still being prepared for the tireless administrators?

tpitman on October 28, 2011 at 6:26 AM