Title chosen with malice aforethought. The OWS is not exactly known for liking the Gipper.
You gotta wonder whether Governor Moonbeam (known mundanely as Jerry Brown) is going to intervene in the current situation in Oakland. Short version: the city of Oakland is tired of the rat-infested squatting being done by the Occupiers, and wants them gone. Well, the city wants them to stop camping overnight. This is a fairly reasonable request, which means that I expect that the Occupiers are going to fight it, tooth and dirty nail. Possibly literally: you just don’t know how that crowd is going to react, once they realize that they’re spinning their wheels and the movement gets distilled down to the fanatics.
The reason that I wonder whether Gov. Brown is going to intervene is that he used to be the mayor of Oakland. And do you know how he dealt with rioters, back in the day?
OAKLAND, Calif. – Police open fired Monday morning with non-lethal bullets at an anti-war protest at the Port of Oakland, injuring several longshoremen standing nearby.
Police were trying to clear protesters from an entrance to the docks when they opened fire and the longshoremen apparently were caught in the line of fire.
Six longshoremen were treated by paramedics and at least one was expected to be taken to a hospital. It was unclear if any of the protesters was injured.
In other words, it would not surprise me in the slightest if Brown overcompensated on this one and channeled the inner Reagan of his fever dreams. The real pity is that he’d never think to do that with regard to economic policy…