WONKETTE ON THE STREETS  8:33 pm September 30, 2011

NYC Protesters Receive Hobo Bean Care Packages

by Riley Waggaman

Hello! Here’s a “lost dispatch” from last night, when your Occupy Wall Street correspondent temporarily fled Zuccotti Park, mostly due to looming thunderstorms/cowardice. (The NYPD has prohibited the use of tents and all tent-like structures, hooray.) Anyway! This collection of noteworthy day-old Occupy Wall Street news will also not be heard on NPR, and not just because they’re currently obsessed with foraging for Thomas Jefferson’s favorite fruit snack.

  • Approximately 100 mail parcels containing canned foods, multifarious supplies and messages of support arrived at Zuccotti Park yesterday morning. The protesters have also received more than $25,000 in donations since September 17.
  • The New York Transit Workers Union voted to support the Occupation and will be joining the protesters on Friday. (Now this has already happened.)
  • Police ordered the removal of a tarp that was protecting computers and other electronics from inhospitable weather (“just in time for the rain,” noted one protester) yesterday afternoon. We have video documentation after the jump!

Can you spot famous hip-hop icon Russell Simmons standing around looking confused/upset?

Wonkette’s Riley Waggaman is living amongst the Occupy Wall Street protesters in Lower Manhattan.

 

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{ 63 comments }

Amo_of_Bogio September 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm

"prohibited the use of … all tent-like structures" there's a seventh grade level crude joke in there, but I JUST CAN'T FIND IT…
Anyone?

Radiohead September 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

You can't pitch a tent without a stiff pole?

DaRooster September 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Bristol Libel!!

schvitzatura October 1, 2011 at 6:24 am

When is a long pole in the tent just a long pole in the tent? When a cigar is just a cigar?

gurukalehuru October 1, 2011 at 5:25 am

You can't have a circus without a tent, and you can't have a media circus without the media?

Biel_ze_Bubba October 2, 2011 at 2:09 am

Any tent-pole staying erect for more than four hours is a well-known health hazard, and four hours is how long it takes someone without insurance to get medical treatment, thus the police are justified in making up this rule.

Note added in explanation: It is a little-remembered fact that in Olde (pre-Giuliani) New Yorke, the NYPD had to justify the rules that they made up.

SarahsBush September 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I'm sure Apple will replace your waterlogged computer, considering how much promotion you're giving them YOU HYPOCRITE!

DaRooster September 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

You must own Park Place and pass Go…

Sharkey September 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Everyone thanks you again Riley, for your wonderful documentation.

You fuckin rock the balls off.

BlueStateLibel September 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Keep up the damn good fight, Riley. The BBC did a story on you all tonight. You're making them nervous, keep it up.

SudsMcKenzie September 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Teabag gatherings, Congressional baseball games, Breitbart feel ups, and now this.

Riley, you are our Anderson Cooper!11

Guppy06 September 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

He's our Weather Channel hurricane reporter.

Radiohead September 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

When they outlaw tents, only criminals will have tents.

Radiohead September 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Can you spot famous hip-hop icon Russell Simmons standing around looking confused/upset?

Duh, he's brainwashed.

DaRooster September 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

OT (kinda)
Heard he came out like Warren Buffet… said he wants to pay equal taxes to "Regular" folk…

DaRooster September 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Needs waaayyyy more Hula Hoops…

orygoon September 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

<fist bump>

Negropolis September 30, 2011 at 11:18 pm

WIN

orygoon September 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Dropping food is Good Work, but that crowd could also do with a gross or two of hula hoops. Hula-hoopin' Wall Street! Now that was inspired!

schvitzatura October 1, 2011 at 6:38 am

Patchouli-scented-tricoteuse-Etsy-knit footsacks/hacky sacks?

the_problem_child September 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Much love, Waggaperson.

Sharkey September 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

ITS A TARP

(someone had to say it)

Negropolis September 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I fear our friends will find that this Wall Street is fully operational…

schvitzatura October 1, 2011 at 6:42 am

Pardon me for asking, sir, but what good are civil rights fighters going to be against that?

NorthStarSpanx September 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Move along people, move along, there is nothing to see here. . .

Radiodead September 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I linked this vid last night and didn't get a single upfist. It's OK y'all, I've had my heart broke before. Nonetheless, here's a line from that song:

And up rolls the riot van
And these lads just wind the coppers up
They ask why they don't catch proper crooks

Watching Riley's video footage, one easily wonders: these fucking cop heroes surely have something better to do.

not that Dewey September 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I may have missed it last night, but now, thanks to you, I have an Arctic Monkeys playlist on youtube, pending my further exploitation of PA Amazon employees.

UW8316154 September 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Looks like a pretty standard techno-rave street scene to me. Just needs a little bit moar TechnoViking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fvLs5KXWYI

SystemError September 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Man this protest is really getting in tents.

For all in tents and purposes, I really support these in tents on ally protesters.

the_problem_child September 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Yes, you got fists from me.

starfanglednut October 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

Yeah, and love your icon too.

Negropolis September 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Quick question that's been going through my mind concerning the protest. Why would the organizers choose a privately-owned park (this is such a foreign concept to me) to do this in? Was it simply because it's the only park in close proximity to Wall Street?

BTW, I said it before, but I love how they've chosen to communicate, down there.

dustyrebel October 1, 2011 at 8:15 am

Yeah, cause sounding like a bunch of programed robots is really going to endear the movement to anyone outside of the "true believers". They're squatting in a private park because they don't have a permit to protest on Wall Street – like the pilots did earlier this week. Now that, hundred of uniformed pilots, was an effective and striking image.

Negropolis September 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Zimbabwe. Zambia is actually a half-way decent democracy.

DaRooster September 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I saw this same clip on the national news….

Ha ha… made you look!

Negropolis September 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm

So, we'll march by day and night by the big cooling tower, they have the plant, but we have the power…

GhostBuggy October 1, 2011 at 12:21 am

DENTAL PLAN!

smokefilleddoommate October 1, 2011 at 4:39 am

[Lisa needs braces]

Negropolis October 1, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Now play Classical Gas!

PalinzADummy October 2, 2011 at 1:54 am

Remember the war against Franco?
That's the kind where each of us belongs
Though he may have had all the weapons
We had all the good songs!

So, join in the folk song army
Guitars are the weapons we bring
To the fight against poverty, war, and injustice
Ready, Aim, SING!

MiniMencken September 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Who is Russell Simmons? English comedian? Exercise promoter? American Indian activist? Australian movie star? I'm having a senior moment…

fletc3her September 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Sweatin with the oldies. Or is that Gene Simmons?

ttommyunger September 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm

What no mace in the face of teenage girls today? I guess those cops aren't so tough after all. Hehehehe!

Radiodead September 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Hey ttommy, remember how The Tent Offensive changed the direction of the war of Northern Aggression? Well, that and the hippies and the Cronkite-controlled media?

ttommyunger October 1, 2011 at 8:01 am

Good times!

BlueStateLibel September 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Those teenage girls can be awafully scary, shudder. Big fucking scaredy pants NYPD.

Pres.Libunatic October 1, 2011 at 7:15 am

I dunno, the Officer.com thugs seem pretty proud of the NYPD for bravely macing teenage girls.

ttommyunger October 1, 2011 at 8:02 am

Big man, small weenie! Take that to the bank.

chicken_thief October 1, 2011 at 12:48 am

When they make the movie of this event, I bet the supervisor cop in the white shirt is played by the Bible thumping Baldwin brother.

iburl October 1, 2011 at 1:48 am

Notice that the "horrible brutal dictator Mubarak" in Egypt didn't even try to take away their tents. We live in a fascist state. Freedom of speech but no amplification, freedom of assembly, as long as you stay in the prescribed areas, freedom to have shelter, unless you are a dirty hippie.

Nostrildamus October 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

It would be awesome to see the NYPD ride in on camels.

gurukalehuru October 1, 2011 at 5:41 am

Anecdote on protest tactics: About a million years ago, when I was a young dirty hippie protesting against the Viet Nam war, we had quite a crowd massed on the west steps of the Iowa State Capitol building. Police were at the top of the stairs, barring the doors to the capitol building. It was a standoff. At a certain point, I got bored with hanging out and chanting stupid slogans and went for a walk, around to the east side of the building, were the doors were wide open and unguarded like on any other day. I walked into the capitol building, through the lobby, and out to stand behind the cops (we called them "pigs" back then) and make furious hand gestures, indicating to the crowd that all they had to do was walk around the building and we could occupy the capitol itself. I was completely ignored, of course.

Radiodead October 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

They were too busy listening to The Doors, Back Door Man.

dustyrebel October 1, 2011 at 8:07 am

"Approximately 100 mail parcels containing canned foods, multifarious supplies and messages of support arrived at Zuccotti Park yesterday morning"

Wow, that's like 2 parcels per protester. Score!

Negropolis October 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Just shut the fuck up, you troll.

starfanglednut October 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

Seconded.

lochnessmonster October 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

I'd like to know if the cops would remove a tarp Anderson Cooper put up to protect HIS media equipment!

Smitros October 1, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Tarp? I thought he had a whole closet.

Radiodead October 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm

This is your correspondent. Good news. First time I saw coverage of the Occupation on Yahoo News, via Reuters. Maybe Radiohead not playing actually did something.

An_Outhouse October 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Maybe they should set up a tent and call it a religious shrine. The cops can't fuck with religious shrines. They can all get inside it and pray that the rain stops.

Nostrildamus October 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

The protests were the 2nd item on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" today (after Chris Christie).

Radiodead October 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I heard ABC News give coverage today as well. A win is a win.

Walkinwiddaking October 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Hula Hoop Girl rocks.

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