Although I heard he was dead…
Mayor Bloomberg turned up the tough talk on the Occupy Wall Street protesters: Treat the neighborhood with respect or a crackdown is coming.
“No one should think that we won’t take actions that we think are appropriate when we think they are appropriate,” Bloomberg told reporters Wednesday.
“This isn’t an occupation of Wall Street,” Bloomberg said. “It’s an occupation of a growing, vibrant residential neighborhood in lower Manhattan…”
Hizzoner’s vow to stand up for the neighborhood and its residents came a day after powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and other pols demanded City Hall crack down on quality-of-life violations around Zuccotti Park.
Silver had expressed sympathy with the protesters’ message, but said exercising one’s First Amendment rights “should not include defecating or urinating on sidewalks.”
First they came for the sidewalk-poopers, and I said nothing…
You know what would be even better than talking tough after weeks of this nonsense? Not allowing things to deteriorate to this point in the first place. But then, nobody could’ve predicted that giving these overgrown infants the run of Zuccotti Park would turn it into a squalid, violent, rape-ridden hellhole, right?
A continent away but within the same mindset, Big Government has the latest from Occupy Oakland: Whole Foods vandalized by halfwits.
Occupy Oakland activists vandalized a Whole Foods store on Grand Street this afternoon during their “general strike” march:
Occupy activists painted “STRIKE” on the building’s walls and windows, and damaged a fence, among other acts of vandalism – ignoring those few who cried “non-violence…”
Oh yeah? Well, if I had a nickel for every time those terroristic, hostage-taking teabaggers did something like this, I… wouldn’t need pockets. (See Morgen at Verum Serum for more pictures of these delightful scamps and their exuberant, glass-smashing message of social change.)
And that’s just two of the Occupations. If you’re having trouble keeping up with all the Occupy-related riots, rapes, assaults, and other assorted forms of peaceful protest around the country, the MacIver Institute has created a handy map of the coast-to-coast #OccupyCrimeWave. Click the map for details:
If you’ve got one they missed, e-mail it to: email@example.com
P.S. If Men’s Wearhouse doesn’t get out in front of this, they’re about to see a lot fewer people occupying their stores. I guarantee it.