(H/T: JWF) Rep. Nadler is apparently quite upset that the cops cleared out the fetid, disease-ridden plague pit that had replaced what was once (and is now becoming again) a decent enough public-private urban park in lower Manhattan: he’s insisting – insisting! – that the Attorney General take time out from Holder’s current busy schedule* to investigate the cops for ‘misconduct.’ It would seem that Nadler feels that the Occupiers’ propensity for incessant drum circles, rampant drug use, rape coverups, and of course defecating on police cars should all fall under the category of “First Amendment rights” – and that the cops should take seriously the complaints of a bunch of illegal squatters with Mommy/Daddy issues in Nadler’s district than they should the complaints of actual residents and taxpayers of said district.
I politely – politely! – would like to suggest to said residents and taxpayers that it may be time for a switch in, shall we say, point of view? And while normally I’d just settle for suggesting that NY-08 Democrats toss out Nadler in their primary and replace him with someone more sensible, in this case I’d have to ask: how would you know that the new Democrat would be any smarter about keeping the Occupy movement at arm’s length, and in compliance with NYC’s various health and legal codes? – Because I’ll tell you this: we’re going to run a Republican in NY-08 next year, and he or she is not going to be a supporter of Occupy Wall Street. We in the GOP have this thing about humans leaving excrement in the street, you see: we’re against it. Continue reading Jerry Nadler picks Occupy Wall Street over NY-08’s constituents.
As I understand it, actual residents of the district are sufficiently enraged, infuriated, disgusted and distressed by the plague-ridden squatters that were recently forcefully reminded that they happen to live in a civilization with actual rules that said residents are now making it clear that if the city caves and lets the squatters come back then there will be trouble. Lawyer trouble. It’s hard to blame them… actually, it’s impossible to blame them; after all, the Occupiers have the typical Activist Left bad habit of simultaneously worshiping the concept of the People, and being utterly contemptuous of the actual , not-Activist Left people around them. I generally start grinding my teeth after half an hour in the presence of your standard Occupier-type, so I can only imagine what months of forced proximity to these people must be like.
Which probably explains why NY-08’s Jerry Nadler is considerably happier with the Occupiers than his constituents are: he doesn’t have to deal with them every day. Although he may like the Occupiers more than he does his own constituents… Continue reading #RSRH A friendly reminder to NY-08 voters: Jerry Nadler LOVES Occupy Wall Street.
Focusing particularly on the voters within audible (and olfactory) range of Zuccotti Park, which is currently the somewhat squalid epicenter for the protesters: I am given to understand that increasing numbers of them are tired of the noise, the disruption of local business and residential life, and, of course, the defecation*. I am also given to understand that those voters are not really getting any sort of real response to their concerns, mostly because the authorities tacitly accept the notion that a bunch of squatters get to have a say in this discussion:
“We really, really want to be good neighbors. We want to be involved with the community here,” said Tyler Combelic, an “Occupy Wall Street” protester.
Let me just drill down on this: the Occupy Wall Street movement has no right to the term ‘neighbor’ in this context. The movement does not own any real estate in the area. It does not rent any real estate in the area. It certainly does not pay municipal taxes in the area. Occupy Wall Street protesters are squatters. The best upgrade to that status that they can hope to achieve would be that of guests. And for the record: when a host asks a guest to keep it down, the polite – and prudent – guest does not give his or her host an argument about it. The guest instead keeps it down. Continue reading An #OWS PSA for the voters in NY-08.
It’s short for “Not In My BackYard.”
(Via Hot Air Headlines) It would seem that the people who actually live and work in NY-08’s Eighth District (epicenter of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, at least according to this map) are getting sick and tired of the dirty filthy hippie freeloaders:
Panini and Company Cafe normally sells sandwiches to tourists in Lower Manhattan and the residents nearby, but in recent days its owner, Stacey Tzortzatos, has also become something of a restroom monitor. Protesters from Occupy Wall Street, who are encamped in a nearby park, have been tromping in by the scores, and not because they are hungry.
Ms. Tzortzatos’s tolerance for the newcomers finally vanished when the sink was broken and fell to the floor. She installed a $200 lock on the bathroom to thwart nonpaying customers, angering the protesters.
The article goes on to point out that this sentiment, while not universal, is widely shared among local businesses and residents; particularly the ones that have to directly deal with Occupy Wall Street’s lack of porta-potties and love for drum circles. I suggest, however, that if anybody living or trying to do business in this district has a problem with the aforementioned dirty filthy hippie freeloaders then they should take it up with their Congressman Jerry Nadler, who is reportedly encouraging the continuing degradation of local property values. His local contact information is below: I’m sure that Nadler’s staff would love to hear from those of his constituents who are enjoying the tip of his rhetorical spear right now*… Continue reading NY-08’s (D+22) #OWS NIMBYism.