I Am Shocked! Shocked!!!

Hattip to Christopher Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal.  I know that this will come as a vast surprise, but apparently there are grifters and con artists among the Occupy Wall Street minions:

The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday — because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.

For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.

They will also provide directions to local soup kitchens for the vagrants, criminals and other freeloaders who have been descending on Zuccotti Park in increasing numbers every day.

Go here to read the rest at the New York Post.  Freeloaders, criminals and panhandlers descending on a noble cause dedicated to the government giving us endless freebies forever.  Is nothing sacred?

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  1. So Beret Barbie and Populist Ken don’t want to mingle with the genuinely marginalized. Well, you know how it is; the homeless might interfere with the Ipad signals.

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

    Many of those being fed “are professional homeless people. They know what they’re doing,” said the guard at the food-storage area.

    “Professional” homeless people? WTH????

    I am not surprised by any of this because I realized long ago what the left is really made of, and of course there has been a fair amount of mocking of the OWS by average people due to their ignorance, hypocrisy, or lack of common sense….but some things are so crass and awful that they shock your sensibilities and challenge what hope you have for mankind.

  3. These people just don’t get it?

    Their actions have consequences and they refuse to see reality for what it is.

    If Obama loses, I won’t be surprised if these Occupy Wall Streeters go all-Greek on the American People. . . barbecuing cars, breaking windows, and throwing Molotov cocktails at the police.

  4. I’ve seen the encampments here at McPherson Square near the White House and also in downtown Baltimore. What’s striking – aside from their pathetically small size – is just how nice their tents are. Seriously, these people have some fine camping gear. Which makes them all even a bit more repulsive as they dwell in comfort while the truly needy continue to sleep outside and get sneered at by these phonies.

  5. from the Post story:
    “A team of 10 security volunteers moved in to the trouble-prone southwest section of Zuccotti Park in a show of force to confront them.

    “We’re not going to let some members of this community destroy the whole movement,” a volunteer said.

    Some arguments broke out as the security team searched tents — but no violence erupted.”

    Gee, warrantless searches by self-appointed vigilantes, where’s the ACLU?

    Btw, here is OSW’s Forum discussion of the issue:

  6. The problem is right-wing infiltrators and tea party sabateurs giving a bad name to altruistic anarchists and caring college kids . . .

    All in all, I fell better! I only (nine hours not 18 hours a day!) have to work from January through May to provide for profesional hiomeless people, ex-cons and politicians.

  7. ok – sometimes it is easy to define something in the early stages by something it is not…

    Are we suggesting here that that the wall street movement is trying to be a new government … should they feed people who need feeding… should they provide education ….. should they be providing healthcare ….. is this what they are trying to do?
    .. develop systems where the government is failing to provide?

    I don’t think this is the direction they are trying to head …. maybe I have got it all wrong…..

  8. Ya know, it probably won’t be long before the General Assembly establishes the Committee of Public Safety to deal with these enemies of the Revolution.

  9. Joe, yes there are some. They’re called the Tea Party, and they don’t see unequal outcomes as inequity, but they don’t think their tax monies should be used to bail out CEOs, financiers, and over-extended families while they delay gratification, live within their means and play by the rules. To the extent they and the Occupiers see some of the same inequities, their remedy differs: the Occupiers want the bailouts to be extended to them; whereas the Tea Partiers want to stop the bailouts altogether.

    Finally, while there is no doubt plenty of greed today, I doubt folks were less greedy in the past. I suspect the subtextual concern most animating the Occupier movement is the dearth of well-paying jobs in occupations that many terribly indebted college graduates are interested in. Note two phenom here: first, many of these people want employment in occupations that they would find interesting and rewarding, and are not really interested in learning a craft or skill in an area they would find unfulfilling; and they are saddled with enormous debt due to the high cost of college education, which ironically was driven by government guaranteed loans. I strongly suspect that without our generous government guaranteed loan system the cost of higher education today would be substantially less than one-half what it is.

  10. We’ve got the Occupy bunch over here too – in Auckland its Aotea Square, and in Dunedin its the Octogon. But most of the tents are empty at night – the “occupiers” go home at night and return early in the morning – there are only a few that stay overnight, and they’re a relatively small rag-tag group anyway. Druggies (the scent of Mary Jane is quite propnounced) professional homeless and generally jobless losers.

    They’ve made their point, but now don’t know what to do next. We have national elections here in 4 weeks, and the lefty politicians who intially vocalised support for them are now backing away from them.

    Should do what the Aussies did in Sydney – gave them an ultimatum, and then moved them out.
    Just a pack of bludgers.

  11. Don the Kiwi,

    Congrats on the All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup! It was aired on US TV Sunday afternoon.

    Tough match! Those men had to be ringers, not real French . . .

    Hello, Joe! Keep the faith, sir.

    I know a lot of ordinary working stiffs. Most are either working or looking for work, and have no time for tantrums.

    The media has been libeling/slandering the Tea Party since day-one.

    Tea Party protests: 989 days
    OWS protests: 40 days

    Tea Party arrests: 0
    OWS arrests: 2,511

    Tea Party Rapes: 0
    OWS Rapes: Four

    Tea Party: Bathers
    OWS: Stink

    Is the product of 70 years of unionized, public education proles taught what to think, not how to think?

    There could have been a ton more OWS whiners if their hippy parents weren’t heavy into abortion, birth control and weed.

  12. Joe-
    here is the study, which is of households. our very own Darwin did a post on the topic; if you’d like, here is a page that has household income by number both of members and of earners. All except the “seven or more members” folks have risen significantly. If you’d like to look at individuals, there are tables here.

    Short version, there’s a HUGE difference between a population where almost nobody moves out to live alone, where most families are two-parent, where sports and movies don’t make enough to pay out the kind of money we see these days, where it’s still fairly normal for grandparents to live with their kids and even have jobs above the table vs today. (My aunt was a single mother about that time– she lived with her parents. Not sure how common that was in big towns, though.)

    (I wish I could say I am just so dang good that I had this stuff at my fingertips… but in a conversation with an #OWS supporter I had reason to look it all up. At which point I was informed that any source that had the word “Catholic” involved was a “church blog” and thus hypocritical, gossiping, based on ad homen and clearly a Pharisee. No, the person didn’t know what all those words they were using meant.)

  13. It would be interesting to learn where there average American or OWS protester would rank in terms of income compared to the rest of the world. OWS seems to have a lot of union support, I would imagine that they’re at least in the top 10% compared to the 90% of the world. I suspect it would have probably been higher a few decades ago before the various parts of the Second and Third World starting experiencing sound economic growth.

    Of course there are no complaints being tweeted from OWS that it is unfair that some people have can afford an iphone and the related service charges from expendable while others have a hard time finding a grub in the soil to eat.

  14. I swear I’ve gone full blown dyslexic or something with all the dropped or extra words. Maybe I’m just a moron…

  15. Oh, that 1%.
    We, the 99%, are expected to share our good food donations from somewhere and nice tent squatter accomodations with those no count %’s. They probably don’t even have loans to boot. They don’t even have tents. What is this outrage in our midst?

    When we get what we want, we won’t have any part of those no count %’s. Let us eat cake like the 1% – oh, their greed and good stuff we wouldn’t be so inclined to share with no count %’s or those losers who just earn what money they can for food and shelter doing available lowdown jobs they don’t even like because they have no idea what is fair.

    Bail outs, that’s the ticket. We’ll by cake and more. Oh, those no count %’s better not ruin things with hunger and need for community. This worthwhile 99% is not like them.

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