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October 01, 2011

The Few, the Proud, the Mind-Numbingly Clueless [JWF]

Over the past couple of weeks a bedraggled bunch of far left cranks have been stinking up Lower Manhattan, apparently to protest Wall Street, since that's where all the money is and these folks want their fair share. Or something like that. Nobody really knows for sure, although the purported head of this budding young army of community organizers calls it a youth-driven lefty answer to the tea party. Yes, really.

Recently such luminaries as that walking calzone, Michael Moore, as well as Susan Sarandon, stopped by to root on the protesters. Soon media coverage followed and Friday they felt as if they had arrived, as rumors were fueled that the British group Radiohead, in New York on tour, would stop by and play.

Then it became high comedy.

Radiohead didn't rock out with the Occupy Wall Street mass yesterday, but the crowds sure did as the protest marched into its third weekend - but had a little trouble finding NYPD headquarters.

The British rock band's rumored appearance at the downtown protest - later branded a "hoax" by organizers - swelled the ranks at the Zuccotti Park base to several thousand.

While hundreds of people have camped out overnight in the plaza during the two-week old sit-in for social change, an online announcement that Radiohead was en route jammed the plaza.

"I actually think it's kind of ridiculous," said a dreadlocked 20-year-old who identified himself as Pigpen. "The only reason 500 people are here is because they think Radiohead is going to be here."

Organizers were red-faced.

When you've lost Pigpen, that challenge to the Tea Party may be rough sledding. Especially if you look anything like that group in the NYDN link. Savor the visage of the charming young lady front and center here and the guy in the background with the workers.org poster. And what's this social change business? I thought they were protesting Wall Street? Can't we get a coherent message here?

Not content with the Radiohead humiliation, these bumbling idiots also thought they were marching on the NYPD headquarters but wound up elsewhere.

A crowd of more than 2,000 people marched up Broadway, past a closed City Hall Park, under the arch of the Municipal Building and massed outside what some mistakenly thought was NYPD headquarters.

But most of the chanting horde plopped down in front of One St. Andrew's Plaza, which houses the U.S. Attorney's Office, not the NYPD.

These people claim they'll be out there pissing and moaning until the winter, but after suffering such ridicule, it's unlikely this gathering will last much longer. Besides, it's supposed to be chilly and rainy tonight, and it's doubtful these hardened street warriors can brave the elements.

Meanwhile, some video of this mind-numbing idiocy. Mensa candidates these people are not.


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