New York City’s billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering evicting all of those horrible 99 percenters who’ve put their personal miserable lives of abject poverty on hold, and devoted themselves to marching for a restoration of economic equality. Not so much because he hates them since he’s really not expressed much emotion on any front, but because he feels Zuccoti Park could use some lysol and febreeze.
Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg briefly visited the protest site himself (there was reportedly a little booing) and announced that protesters would be required to temporarily vacate the park on Friday to allow for a multi-stage maintenance effort. Demonstrators will be allowed to return to the newly cleaned area “provided they abide by the rules that Brookfield has established” for the property. I’m sure the suits at the Brookfield offices, the firm that leases the space, wouldn’t mind the foetid scent of patchouli so much if only the OWS movement tossed in some hookers and a little blow.
Mayor Bloomberg has been very ambivalent about the OWS protestors for the past month now, desperately trying to allay the fears of his fellow wall street tycoons’ fears while simultaneously not calling in the Calvary to take the protestors out. Well, unless you don’t count having your police force pepper spray teenage kids writing chalk on the sidewalk.
Perhaps Mayor Bloomberg, much like the obnoxiously rich plutocrat and right-wing puppet in the media paid to tout their corporate bottom line, fears this truly people-inspired movement might end in a Egyptian style revolt in which the 99 percent plebeians reclaim their country. After all, you can only beat the living crap out of your wife before she eventually rises up and runs you down with her car.
From Moveon.org’s web site:
At 7 a.m. tomorrow Mayor Bloomberg will effectively evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters from their home in Zuccotti Park.
We have less than 24 hours to stop it.
We need a national groundswell immediately in defense of the protesters, so we can deliver a massive petition to City Hall and Zuccotti Park tonight.
Sign the petition in defense of the protesters and their First Amendment rights and then spread the word to everyone you know.
A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. click here to visit page and sign petition
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