I had to laugh when I saw this caption on an Occupy rally: The volunteers serving free food to all who attend the protest rally are upset with the large number of homeless and criminals who are there only for handouts.
Gee, doesn’t the “spread the wealth” crowd know that there are people less well off than they are and they should share THEIR wealth with those less fortunate?
I could laugh about this until the end of time. The irony is so delicious.
The revolution will be fed, but the food may soon be cut back and might not be as tasty.
It looks like the grub served to the Wall Street Occupiers will go from gourmet to gruel tomorrow in an effort to shoo away “professional homeless” people who have been feasting on the Occupiers’ donated dimes.
That’s right. The freeloading Occupiers are angry at all the random freeloading going on down in Zuccotti Park. 🙂
The grub down at Zuccotti has been written up in the past for exceeding expectations with its quality and variety.
Some out-of-work chefs have joined the ranks of the Occupiers, which clearly kicked the cuisine up a notch. But the OWS kitchen staff has had enough of feeding the homeless and random hangers-on.
“We need to limit the amount of food we’re putting out to curb the influx of derelicts,” a kitchen volunteer told the New York Post. Another volunteer said the cooks felt “overworked and under-appreciated” and worked 16-hour days.
It’s almost like the young Marxists want to be compensated for their labor! 🙂
They have been given $500,000 in donations. They could hire some Chefs and start their own kitchen… 🙂 (Yes, that was capitalist irony).
They want everyone else above them to give them everything and to work harder and longer to give them their free stuff, but when the truly needy- the homeless, who don’t have tents and wi-fi, I-phones, laptops and gourmet food being given to them come around they are “derelicts” to look down upon and shooed away like annoying flies!
So much for “spread the wealth around”. Just don’t spread THEIR wealth around!!
Starting Friday (today), Zuccotti’s own top chefs will switch out their organic chicken, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet salads for brown rice gruel.
The plan is to change the menu for three days and hope that the “criminals and vagrants disperse.” At that point, the Occupiers may starting whipping up their artisan treats again. If the unwanted false-Occupiers don’t leave, it may be nothing but tasteless porridge and brown rice for the foreseeable future.
But since the story hit the papers, the Occupiers have denied that there plan is to “starve out vagrants.” Instead, the cooks claim they just need a few days to rest and get organized.
Either way, don’t head down to Zuccoti Park anytime soon for the cuisine.
So if you’re Homeless don’t panhandle at the Marxist “Share The Wealth” Occupiers they will shut you down!
Taking their cue from the likes of Cloward & Piven, New York’s hungry homeless — the 99%, if you will — should unite against the 1% of protesters who have good food and refuse to share. It’s all about the social justice: By trying to collapse the system from the bottom-up and setting OWS’ kitchen elitists against the common (homeless) man, their tactics would make Saul Alinksy proud.
Collapse the kitchen!
Eat the elitist cooks!
The well-fed college students are the 1%!
Once the OWS kitchen system collapses, Michelle Obama can send in the food police to confiscate all the junk food and Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services can pass out food stamp applications.
Then we can have an Occupy The Occupiers of Wall Street! 🙂
Next Up: OccupierCare!
Revolt against the first aid tent — they’re nothing but non-participating providers who refuse to treat preexisting conditions. Every must pay into it or else! 🙂
And how do you tell who’s homeless and who’s an occupier?
I am laughing so hard…
The cost of the Occupy movement demonstrations…
In San Francisco, the bill is more than $100,000.
Across the country, the figures are growing. In New York City, overtime costs are $3.4 million. In Minneapolis, the sheriff’s department reports spending $200,000. And in Boston, the tally is $2 million and counting.
And in Phoenix, the cost so far is estimated at $204,000.
So it’s not Free to freeload. But just don’t freeload on the freeloaders! 🙂
Now something that is not funny, but is what you should expect from government bureaucrats, especially The TSA.
In the latest scandal to rock the perpetually inept Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a loaded gun slipped through “security” at a major U.S. airport and the agency claims there was no system breakdown because it was not its duty to intercept the weapon.
TSA officials claim they are not required to screen for loaded weapons in checked luggage and an agency spokesman played if off as an “issue” for someone else to deal with. Here is the direct quote from the TSA official published in the paper’s follow-up story on the incident: “It may be an issue for some agency or the airline, but it’s not a TSA issue. Our mandate is to screen baggage for explosives.” (LA Times)
Mind you, on the TSA website it says you can’t have a loaded gun.
Janet strikes again.
BUT…They should be Watching YOU!
New street lights that include “Homeland Security” applications including speaker systems, motion sensors and video surveillance are now being rolled out with the aid of government funding.
The Intellistreets system comprises of a wireless digital infrastructure that allows street lights to be controlled remotely by means of a ubiquitous wi-fi link and a miniature computer housed inside each street light, allowing for “security, energy management, data harvesting and digital media,” according to the Illuminating Concepts web site.
In terms of Homeland Security applications, each of the light poles contains a speaker system that can be used to broadcast emergency alerts, as well as a display that transmits “security levels” (presumably a similar system to the DHS’ much maligned color-coded terror alert designation), in addition to showing instructions by way of its LED video screen.
The lights also include proximity sensors that can record both pedestrian and road traffic. The video display and speaker system will also be used to transmit Minority Report-style advertising, as well as Amber Alerts and other “civic announcements”.
With the aid of grant money from the federal government, the company is about to launch the first concept installation of the system in the city of Farmington Hills, Michigan.
So-called ‘talking surveillance cameras’ that use a speaker system similar to the Intellistreets model are already being used in UK cities like Middlesborough to bark orders and reprimand people for dropping litter and other minor offenses. According to reports, one of the most common phrases used to shame people into obeying instructions is to broadcast the message, “We are watching you.”
Oh the Irony…