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10/15: America’s Global Day of Occupation Party Fun/Action

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Got a sweet black angel, Up upon my wall. Well, she ain't no singer. And she ain't no star Hooray, the gazillionaires are too scared to bomb all the middle-class/working-class protesters with CIA drones, yet. And that means tomorrow, the Day of Action of October 15, should be very fun for everyone. Bring the kids, roll grandma around in her hybrid Hoveround, etc. As you can see, famous street artist Shepard Fairey is no longer making hopeful posters of wingnut appeaser Barack Obama. Now we look back to the Past, again. Hello, Angela Davis! You are looking awesome as always. Occupy Times Square, for a party? Sure why not! But what if you don’t live around NYC? There will be something near you, almost certainly — unless you’re in “Dick Cheney’s Graveyard,” the state of Wyoming. Otherwise, find a thing and go get busy.

Apparently people are planning some kind of Global Revolution:

On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares.

From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.

The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.

Well, we’ll see …. can’t hurt to go check it out. (We’re not at Kent State time yet, probably?) Anyway, Times Square at 5PM Saturday. Will Fox News survive? ALSO: We are fine with this idea, but occupying golf courses on a Saturday might be a good idea, too.

But the gal's in danger ...

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  • Barb

    Now that's how you wear a dickie! I've been saving this post up now for quite a while and can scratch it off my bucket list.

    • johnnyzhivago

      I have posts ready for manatees, dishwashers, terpidity and flu shots – so I know how relieved you must feel…

      • Lascauxcaveman

        You are not going to believe the one Imma drop on y'all the minute the subject of hot buttered toast is a Wonkette post.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Will they be showing the Michigan/Michigan State game, or the OSU/Texas matchup?

    • chascates

      UT might as well occupy Wall Street, they can't play ball this year.

      • MzNicky

        No shit. 'course that doesn't mean 110,000 orange-clad morons will stay home tomorrow instead of cramming their fat asses into Neyland stadium and fucking up traffic and so on.

        • unclejeems

          Neither will it stop them from parking their oversized $45000 Chevy pickups in the parking garages beneath McClung Tower, and using the walls as urinals, to piss out part of the two or three six-packs they've already consumed, before the game.

          Nor will it stop them from trashing the steps to Hodges Library, while they've parked their fat white east Tennessee Republican asses there, waiting for team's walk from the locker room to the stadium.


          • MzNicky

            I see you know whereof you speak.

            There's actually an OccupyK-town event tomorrow on Market Square, which I would totally go to if it weren't for the usual traffic gridlock around the downtown/UT-campus area because of the LOSER Vols' appointment to get their asses kicked again. Well that, and plus I'm lazy and will be taking a nap.

  • baconzgood


  • johnnyzhivago

    Who knew Obama would be the Nevil Chamberlain to the New Nazis – U.S. Republicans?????

    • BaldarTFlagass

      "He sought peace with honour, but he shall have neither." Or something.

    • vulpes82

      Godwin time!

      • extreme_left

        How long does Guantanamo have to stay open before Godwins law becomes nullified and transforms into a apologist meme? 55 more seconds?

        If it walks like Gestapo torture camp victim, if it dresses like a Gestapo torture camp victim, if it has as many rights as a Gestapo torture camp victim, then it probably is a Gestapo torture camp.

        A great way of minimising Guantanamo is to piss about not giving it full description by not comparing to relevant previous levels of terror.

        Must suck to be American at the moment with the Goldman's continuation of LilG and the D-Chains all planet G-house of Terror.

        don't stop the O.

    • Respitetini

      Er, all of them, Katie?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I think I'll go occupy the wine bar.
    "I'm here to help with the drinking and the fucking!"

    • Tommmcattt

      I put a lot of time in on that already, but knock yourself out.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Subvert the Dominant Paradigm!

    or something like that.

  • SorosBot

    Will there be sexually uninhibited hippie chicks?

    • Barb

      Looks like someone is sporting woodystock right about now, eh?

    • edgydrifter

      In Portland: YES. Of course, out here you'll also find them at the post office, in the hardware store or running wild through the forests. Is it not like this everywhere?

      • SorosBot

        The world is not the West Coast. Actually that's one thing I remember from college; a lot of the West Coast kids would openly talk, in detail, about their sex lives, which was both weird and possibly arousing.

        • Ken Layne

          The West Coast is not the West Coast. Sometimes I think it doesn't actually exist except for a few isolated pockets in the Greater SF Bay Area, a few neighborhoods of Portland and Vancouver.

          • flamingpdog

            You forgot POLAND!

            Oh, never mind, wrong thread.

        • Guppy06

          It's not just the West Coast. I've had an all too similar experience with a woman from Maine.

    • Negropolis

      Does a bear shit in the woods?!

  • johnnyzhivago

    Re: graphic art —- Could use stronger eyebrows – the mark of a leader.

    • Ducksworthy

      Stalinesque are the best for real strength. Not glued on ones.

  • simplyblue7

    No worries, this occupation has an exit strategy as well…hahahaha…oh man.

  • ifthethunderdontgetya

    Will Fox News survive?

    I hope not!

    • Nostrildamus

      We better hope Fox survives. They've packed away a doomsday device to take us all out if they go down. Do you really want to see the Ailes/Beck/O'Reilly sex tape?

      • Callyson

        Oh great–now I'm going to have nightmares involving that threesome. I can see the santorum now…

    • Negropolis

      The only things that will survive the nuclear holocaust are cockroaches, twinkies, and Fox News. So long as Murdoch is alive, he'll pull their corpse across the finish line with this money if he has to.

      • flamingpdog

        So long as Murdoch is alive,

        Have you seen pictures of him lately? 98 pecent of the cast of "Shaun of the Dead" looked in better shape than he does.

  • paris biltong

    The right is criticizing the OWS for its alleged lack of specifics. How about: "Confiscate the Gold" and "Nationalize the Banks"? Worked before.

    • bureaucrap

      My favorite was always "Peace, Land and Bread".

    • Tommmcattt

      Four-Hundred Twenty or Fight!

      • Rosie_Scenario

        Forty-Eight Forty or Fight, I believe. But who's counting?

        • natoslug

          You obviously haven't fought with the Humboldt Brigade. The 215th prefers Four-Hundred Twenty or Fight. Or more precisely, Four-Hundred Twenty and a bag of Cheetos.

        • Tommmcattt

          It was "Fifty-four Forty or Fight", I think, the latitude of the Oregon border.

          I was making a degenerate hippy funny, see, with the 420 and…oh, never mind.

    • Negropolis

      How about…

      "An abortion in every jar, and a chicken in every pot!"

      • flamingpdog

        Unless you're Ron Paul, in which case it would be pot in every chicken.

  • ExecutorElassus

    So, afros on, it's revolution time, etc etc?

    Just in time for that bullshit 3D release of that movie, "Natalie Portman hits on a 10-year-old, in space" Jar Jar can re-christen himself JarBari JarBari Binko, and shit can go *down*.


  • slowhansolo

    Might as well bring on the bloodshed earlier than later. That's what it's going to take, you know. Count on them to pull out ALL the stops.

    Or maybe they'll just deploy the microwave emitters that boil your blood.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Maybe the cops will have them "sick sticks" like in Minority Report, where they touch you with them and you blow chunks uncontrollably.

      • emmelemm

        Wait, what?

        I saw that movie and I don't remember that? I must have Alzheimers or something, because that sounds awesome!

        • BaldarTFlagass

          just google "sick stick minority report" I'm too kind to post a pic here.

      • slowhansolo

        If you ever wonder occasionally what DARPA's up to, this is a good way to find out.

        • Ken Layne

          No kidding. PEOPLE, if it seems like a weird dragonfly is following you around and making a Bluetooth connection with your cell phone, it probably is.

  • proudgrampa

    I always wondered what Michelle Obama would look like in a 'Fro.

    • ExecutorElassus

      PS Afros should really come back in style. Also.

    • Negropolis

      I want her to wear one just to piss the baggers off, but she shouldn't bust it out until re-election night to maximize the shock-and-awe value.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    I will be occupying an easy chair in the lobby, probably watching the baseball playoffs, because I'm at work all weekend.

    Have fun at the barricades, everybody! Chant a few slogans for me!

  • GuanoFaucet

    Up against the wall motherfuckers!

  • CliveWarren

    And people told me it was foolish to buy that guillotine from the flea market 27 years ago.

    "You'll never get to use it", they said…
    "It just sits there in the garage collecting dust", she said…

    Well look who is rolling downtown now.

    • MilwaukeeKent

      "This is your head. This is your head on a pike. Any questions?"

  • weejee

    BTW, Angela Davis gave the commencement address this past June at Geoduck Tech, the Evergreen State College, an institution of higher ed, and do mean higher, that is run by the Soviet of Washington.

    • Maman

      You think that looks like Angela Davis? I was thinking Thelma from Good Times.

    • yyyaz

      Omnia extares!

      • weejee

        Let it all hang out, indeed. Kidding aside, folks I've met with Evergreen BA/BS degrees were all incredible at researching a problem, any problem.

        • emmelemm

          I have friends who resemble that remark.

          ETA: I think all my friends who went to Evergreen make as much or more money than I do. I went to an Ivy League school. I demand a recount!

  • hagajim

    Tin Soldiers and Obama's coming….gonna have to rework that one.

  • edgydrifter

    Are these my official George Soros marching orders?

    • OKthennext

      where is the long form?

  • SayItWithWookies

    One of the great things about hippies — they don't have their protests at nine in the damn morning. What with the wake & bake, then the scrambled eggs, then the cereal, then the nap (for the digestion) and a little walk, a pause to read the comics, then have to run down the street to Aaron's place to see if he has any weed, then stop at the pet store to check out the cute chick who just got hired there, then toss the frisbee around and — oh yeah, the protest — it's amazing if these things happen on the same day that they're planned.

    So yes, I'll be there.

    • ThundercatHo

      Jeez, that first part sounds like a great way to spend a morning except mine would have 3 dumb dogs running around disturbing my nap and then I would be all crabby and need to start over.

    • Ken Layne

      I've been getting a lot of strict "Don't be late, 6:30 a.m." email commands. Might be a different game this time around.

      • SayItWithWookies

        Those damn straightedge kids take the irony right out of "Everybody up for volleyball!" Okay, but there better be coffee, dammit.

        • DahBoner

          Well, technically straightedgers should only be consuming hot water or decaf.

          Because coffee (caffeine), sugar and even *gasp* milk are drugs, too…

          • Negropolis

            Straightedgers are the Mormons of counterculture.

    • Mumbletypeg

      I've wondered if a certain popular hometown event this weekend would threaten to siphon off some of those otherwise committed to Saturday's Occupation. Then again, anything billed as a Fawkes Festival wouldn't be all that incompatible with our local Occupist effort.

  • OneYieldRegular

    I'll be in downtown San Francisco, just cold throwing dollar bills on the ground.

    • Mumbletypeg

      oh, geez. I hope not like this!

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    As long as I’m occupying a golf course might as well play a few rounds of disk golf.

  • ThundercatHo

    Just read in the paper today that Toledo actually has Los Occupados. If I didn't have a bunch of stuff to do tomorrow I would go and hang with them. I wonder if they'd just be happy with some nice homemade brownies?

    • Mumbletypeg

      The fact your paper is covering it. That IS good news — good enough to bake up some treats just to celebrate for oneself.

    • karen

      I will be working. For 9.63/hr, after driving an hour to get there.

      Skewer a Wall Streeter for me.

  • Guppy06

    Is it the Occupado goal to embarrass themselves more than the Teabaggers?

    And if everyone insists on trying to co-opt a perceived success of generations past, why is neither side reaching for Thom Paine? One would think "The Crisis" would get more appropriate as it gets colder in New York.

    • Madam Killjoy

      Donate a copy (or two or more) of "The Crisis" to the OWS People's Library! Yes, there is actual library staffed by unemployed librarians in the park.

      118A Fulton st #205
      New York, NY, 10038

  • Limeylizzie

    But..I am in Los Feliz which hipster enclave or mall should I go to?

    • Tommmcattt

      Come hang with teh Gayz, we have a protest every Sunday around 1:00pm.

      Okay, it's Brunch, but we can bring signs if you want.

    • Ken Layne

      They're going to bum out billionaires in Bel Air tomorrow, buses chartered from City Hall to the westside, haha. (Probably quicker to ride a bicycle.)

      • Limeylizzie

        There are many fancy, billionaire types down the road in Los Feliz Village maybe I'll just go over there and knock on some doors.

        • flamingpdog

          Use a sledgehammer, Lizzie.

          Oh, you said knock on.

  • Goonemeritus

    A young Angela Davis type could inspire me to do all kinds of radical whatnot. Now that’s what I call an iconic image.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    Ron Paul Army saying:
    you don't wanna miss it

  • DahBoner

    "Feel for lumps, save your bumps"

    If any hot 99% babes down there are just too busy sticking it to the man and need some breast cancer prevention checkups, I love volunteer work, ladies!

    I give and give until it hurts…

  • yyyaz

    I will attend the Tucson event tomorrow with my camcorder and "smart" (!11!!) phone. My 50-amp fuse blew when Hopey appointed Summers and Geithner, so I do expect my fair share of abuse.

  • owhatever

    National Piss Off a Republican for Christ Day.

  • Doktor Zoom

    Sadly, this was the only version I could find on the googles. Not a very good scan. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

  • Soylent Green

    See you tomorrow, Las Vegans!