TWITTER MAGIC  2:21 pm September 30, 2011

Occupy DC Begins Saturday; Maybe Thievery Corp. and Fugazi Will Play?

by Ken Layne

'Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.'First, it is absolutely true that Occupy DC begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. in McPherson Square. Second, it is time we engaged in magick of the Kesey-ian variety and began making things happen by invoking those things we wish to make happen. So, let’s invoke Thievery Corporation and some kind of epic Fugazi/Minor Threat/The Evens outdoor musical party to get the Occupy DC thing off to a good start. And request some drizzle or light rain, instead of a downpour. Magic isn’t just for Pat Robertson and Sarah Palin, right? (Later, we can use Magic to cause more Earthquakes and Hurricanes to strike D.C. and Wall Street, just like Pat Robertson always does on the teevee.)

The nice people from Occupy DC just sent us this note:

Hey jerks,

Just thought you might want to know that Occupy DC is happening tomorrow in McPherson Square at 9 am! The weekend after that, we are joining up with Stop The Machine’s protest in Freedom Plaza (starting October 6). There is much comical confusion over who’s going where and who organized what, but it’s really quite simple. Think Waggs will want to come home and visit us, or maybe one of you guys? Or whatever. Freedom!!

Love you,
babyeinstein
twitter.com/occupkst
http://occupydc.org

We don’t know what happened to Waggaman! Last we heard he was palling around with our old friend and comrade from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the war/art photographer James Fassinger. OH ALSO we are doing video reports with your day editor starting this afternoon from New York. So, hooray for action!

 
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{ 68 comments }

freakishlywrong September 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Rage. Rage Against the Machine. Go bitches!

DaiMacculate September 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Agreed. Their Forums appear to be a broken mess, sadly.
http://ratm.forum.epicrecords.com/viewtopic.php?f

Not sure where else to even start an effort like that, suppose one could take to twitter?

DetectiveGrey September 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

All hell can't stop us now!

Bonzos_Bed_Time September 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm

What, no Bad Brains (non-Reggae version)?

horsedreamer_1 September 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Needs more go-go, also.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I'm surprised they will allow a protest in DC tomorrow, after the hostage situation at the Capitol yesterday.

Ayn Rand Paul Tard September 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I'm still chuckling over that one.

tihond September 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm

The Beauty Pill can't be that busy.

SorosBot September 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

What, no performance by Victoria Jackson?

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Just another reason why these liberal protests are going no where.

user-of-owls September 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Still, you can't argue that conservatives don't protest liberally.

edgydrifter September 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

You don't need magick to cause change in conformity with will, but most of the other quick and effective ways will land you in jail or get you shot.

Guppy06 September 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

All the ones we can afford, at least.

SayItWithWookies September 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Occupy Richmond is moving along slowly, befitting a town that occasionally lapses into the antebellum. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Richmond/23

tihond September 30, 2011 at 3:53 pm

We need someone like U.S. Grant leading us if we hope to occupy Richmond.

102415 October 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hey, I might be stuck in Richmond mid October at some undisclosed hotel unless I refuse to go. If you can wait a couple weeks I will stand around in front of the Jeff Davis Bank of the Confederacy and hand out socialist pamphlets with you. No? Okay.

Negropolis October 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm

You know who elsehanded out socialist pamphlets on urban streetcorners?

poncho_pilot September 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

there's always room for Jello (Biafra).

BaldarTFlagass September 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Not to mention Jello (shots).

poncho_pilot September 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

the answer to the age old question: what to do with all of these leftover hooves and horns? dessert!

Negropolis October 1, 2011 at 12:56 am

Needz moar soy bombsz.

Pragmatist2 September 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I did not understand a single word of this post. Is the language Sumerian?

ifthethunderdontgetya September 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I'll be on I-68 heading back to Ohio (sad face).

Rock on without me, wonketteers!
~

twaingirl September 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

We got an Occupy Columbus and Occupy Cincinnati up and running for next weekend!

Ayn Rand Paul Tard September 30, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Instigate an Occupy Cleveland version with reunited Guided By Voices and the Breeders.

prommie September 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Where is Yo La Tengo?

102415 October 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

NJ

dittoBot3000 September 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

A protest in DC? Time to dust off my "Free Mumia NOW!" sign.

Goonemeritus September 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I will have my Mom light a candle, in my experience God still listens to Italian Grandmothers.

johnnyzhivago September 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I hear the government is drawing up plans in case this catches on called "Occupy Gitmo"

poncho_pilot September 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Mission Of Burma? they couldn't be too busy.

BaldarTFlagass September 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Ken, you still out in the Mojave? Is there going to be an Occupy 29 Palms? Will Queens of the Stone Age show up?

weejee September 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm

He moved into Bristol's place in Arizona.

Bonzos_Bed_Time September 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Along with Gram Parsons' ghost.

x111e7thst September 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Transport workers represent? http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/0

102415 October 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm

The pilots came too it was awesome.

MLHencken September 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

What, no Occupy Wal-Mart?

DerrickWildcat September 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Do we want our country back too?

DerrickWildcat September 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm

What do we want!?
Patience!
When do we want it!?
NOW!

el_donaldo September 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm

you forgot Unrest.

freakishlywrong September 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Who is our screechy, strident, vicious female attack dog? Some bitch to go and "throw red meat" to the masses?

BaldarTFlagass September 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I nominate Fran Drescher, just for the voice.

Negropolis October 1, 2011 at 1:00 am

Meghan Fox? I'd nominate Drew Barrymore, but she actually have a vunerable side and cries at witnessed injustices.

GravyBoyJohnson September 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm

oh good! i was in the mood for some jibba jabba from the lyndon larouche people.

gorenfeld September 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Rollins Band?

natoslug September 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I'd offer to start an Occupy Arcata, but the Plazoids keep shitting around the statue of McKinley, and the constant demand for "spare buds" from the unwashed and chronic gives me a headache.

CrunchyKnee September 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm

That great PaulTard band "led blimp?"

Extemporanus September 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

"Occupy" is the new "Aid".

(FYI: Occupalooza Aid '11 begins tonight in my pants, and you're all invited! BYOB.)

Negropolis October 1, 2011 at 1:01 am

Occupalooza is something I have to remember.

Doktor Zoom September 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Ken, could you please offer out-of-towners some suggestions on what Metro lines they should take? You know, so they don't have to come in contact with the "wrong kind" of people?

lowaltflier September 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Occupy Los Angeles also begins tomorrow.
https://www.facebook.com/occupyLA

Antispandex September 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm

On a weekend, during football season? Who plans this shit? Come on, go ask your parents (or better, your grandparents), about how to bring down the beast. At the very least buy a documentary of the Chicago riots…or Woodstock. TRY!

MLite September 30, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Because McPherson Square is really the highly visible heart of DC.

Negropolis October 1, 2011 at 1:04 am

It'd be nice to see on Lafayette Square, but if they chose that location, we'd all wake-up the next morning to find out that they had been "disappeared" to Gitmo…if they were that lucky.

ThundercatHo September 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm

If POTUS shows up then I'll be impressed.

TanzbodenKoenig September 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Will Wonkbot be making reports from the field?

iburl September 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Corrected twitter acct: http://twitter.com/#!/occupykst

savethispatient September 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I'm going to DC in a few weeks. If you're still protesting, I'll come and give you a cheer or something! That, and pose for the same stupid photographs next to the Washington Monument or whatever you do in DC.

OneYieldRegular September 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

What kind of fresh hell is this, when Radiohead plays New York, Thievery Corporation plays D.C., and San Francisco gets Merle Haggard for the weekend?

Guppy06 September 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Occupy Hot Topic

user-of-owls September 30, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Wait, this place has a night editor??

horsedreamer_1 September 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Linda Blair will be there, I'm sure,

rocktonsam September 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Occupy Libel

ttommyunger September 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Holding out for an appearance by the Traveling Dingleberries: Toby Keith, Mike Huckabee, Ted Nugent and Lee Fucking Greenwood. What a great occasion for a surprise appearance by the "Obama Drone".

Negropolis October 1, 2011 at 1:05 am

Are their any occupations planned for Michigan? If we got a big enough one in Detroit it'd make the CBC in Canada, for sure.

Lazy Media October 1, 2011 at 7:38 am

"We share the same message, goals, and demands as Occupy Wall Street which are still being constructed and put together. Although there is no clear list of demands yet we are fed up with how the country is being run by our political leaders and the government."

See, when you protest, it would be nice if the people you were protesting against knew what you wanted. Otherwise, you're just camping.

102415 October 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

"1. Place fees on financial transactions and tax capital gains the same as income
2. End corporate personhood and overturn the flawed Citizens United decision
3. Get big money out of politics through substantive campaign finance reform
4. Jobs through investment in the public sector and infrastructure, not tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations"
That wasn't so hard to do Mr. Lazy. Straight from an actual Wall Street office.

ttommyunger October 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I'm holding out for a Prong Dance Demonstration by Victoria Jackson and Michele Bachmann; instrumentals by Toby Keith, Ted (Tiny Goober) Nugent and Michael (Lardass) Huckabee.

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