THE WEEKENDER  2:29 pm October 14, 2011

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

by Ken Layne

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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

Lascauxcaveman October 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

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

chascates October 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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

MzNicky October 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm

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.

Crackers.

MzNicky October 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

FUCK THE MAN!

johnnyzhivago October 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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

BaldarTFlagass October 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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

vulpes82 October 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Godwin time!

extreme_left October 15, 2011 at 1:51 am

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Er, all of them, Katie?

BaldarTFlagass October 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

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

Tommmcattt October 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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

Oblios_Cap October 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Subvert the Dominant Paradigm!

or something like that.

SorosBot October 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Will there be sexually uninhibited hippie chicks?

Barb October 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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

edgydrifter October 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm

You forgot POLAND!

Oh, never mind, wrong thread.

Guppy06 October 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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

Negropolis October 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Does a bear shit in the woods?!

johnnyzhivago October 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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

Ducksworthy October 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

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

simplyblue7 October 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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

ifthethunderdontgetya October 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Will Fox News survive?

I hope not!
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Nostrildamus October 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

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

Negropolis October 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

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

bureaucrap October 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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

Tommmcattt October 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Four-Hundred Twenty or Fight!

Rosie_Scenario October 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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

natoslug October 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 9:59 pm

How about…

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

flamingpdog October 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm

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

ExecutorElassus October 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

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*.

FREE JOLLY JENKINS

slowhansolo October 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

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

emmelemm October 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Wait, what?

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

BaldarTFlagass October 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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

slowhansolo October 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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

Ken Layne October 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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

ExecutorElassus October 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

PS Afros should really come back in style. Also.

Negropolis October 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Up against the wall motherfuckers!

CliveWarren October 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

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

weejee October 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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

yyyaz October 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Omnia extares!

weejee October 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm

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

edgydrifter October 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Are these my official George Soros marching orders?

OKthennext October 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

where is the long form?

SayItWithWookies October 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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

DahBoner October 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

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

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

Negropolis October 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Straightedgers are the Mormons of counterculture.

Mumbletypeg October 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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

Mumbletypeg October 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

oh, geez. I hope not like this!

Doktor Zoom October 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Maybe like this?

Monsieur_Grumpe October 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

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

ThundercatHo October 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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

karen October 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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

Skewer a Wall Streeter for me.

Guppy06 October 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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

Tommmcattt October 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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 October 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

Use a sledgehammer, Lizzie.

Oh, you said knock on.

Goonemeritus October 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm

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

DahBoner October 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm

"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 October 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm

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 October 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

National Piss Off a Republican for Christ Day.

Doktor Zoom October 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm

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

Soylent Green October 15, 2011 at 1:17 am

See you tomorrow, Las Vegans!

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