The clip’s a day old but news stories about collateral damage to the middle class from “Occupy” protests are evergreen. Today’s item comes from the Daily News, via JWF:

Milk Street Cafe, the restaurant whose business dried up in the face of the Occupy Wall Street barricades, is shutting down.

Thursday will be the last day for the 23,000 square-foot eatery that opened at 40 Wall St. in June, the Daily News has learned…

Epstein blamed the barricades that remained in front of his restaurant even after the Occupy Wall Street protestors were removed from Zuccotti Park…

Milk Street Cafe’s closure will result in the layoff of 70 workers. That’s on top of the 21 let go in October.

If you missed it over the weekend, read this San Francisco Chronicle piece in which port workers — and a local union executive — try to figure out how strangling commerce for a day is supposed to hurt a leviathan like Goldman Sachs more than it will wage earners. The answer, I think, is that it really isn’t supposed to; the point was to do something bold and newsworthy to try to reinvigorate the movement before it fades away. They’re still here and angry and getting organized, you see — just in … really stupid ways.

Speaking of which, two clips for you. One from Cavuto and the other from, er, “Parents for Occupy Wall Street.” (Again via JWF.) There’s nothing Americans love more than seeing kids impressed into service as political pawns.