Weren't the Occupy dudes supposed to have some big, hands-across-America-ish, nationwide demonstrations today?
Apparently, the New Orleans chapter either never received, or ignored, the memo. (Okay, it wasn't a memo, it was an email from MoveOn.org -- yes I'm still undercover!)
I was at City Hall this morning to speak to the Council and Mayor on Military Day about ESGR. City Hall is right across the street from Duncan Plaza where the Occupy folks (and their homeless chums who were run out of Duncan Plaza a few years ago, but seem to have found their way back on the coattails of the Occupy Cognoscenti) have pitched their tents (and the city, being ever-prepared for parades and parties, has set out several PortaPotties). There were a bunch of extra cops both in the entry area of City Hall and the Council Chamber, as if they expected a bunch of Occupiers to storm the seat of city government.
When I arrived and saw all the cops I actually grew a little apprehensive about being able to get out and to my car after the session without encountering a mob of foolish, fragrant people -- our session with the Council began at 9:30 and was supposed to last until about 11:30; the Occupy Show of Force was supposed to crank up at 11:00 near a sign erected on the sidewalk across the street. As I prepared to leave, I could see a sea of television news trucks through the front windows. Hmmmm, I thought.
Then, I walked outside. And saw this:
I think the news folk outnumbered the Occupy folk. Here are the PortaPotties.
This whole Occupy thing is starting to get a little amusing to us irrelevant people who live in flyover country. You know a thing has jumped the shark when The Daily Show starts gigging it:
But, I think my very favorite jab at the Occupants so far is this:
Go ahead, Occupunks, make his day.