Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Who They Are

Big banks can be abusive, witness: me getting quoted $5.00 per page for copies of past checking statements. So I'm a little irritated that the crazies have touched on one legitimate gripe. But it's my gripe, leave it alone.

Like a stopped clock, they just happened upon one legitimate thing, but the occupiers are still not the 99%. In this story the 99%ers are the vendors; trying to get by, working for themselves:

Coffee cart owner Linda Jenson and hot dog cart operators Letty and Pete Soto said they initially provided free food and drink to demonstrators, but when they stopped, the protesters became violent.

And according to one city councilman, bodily fluids were used in the attacks.

“Both carts have had items stolen, have had their covers vandalized with markings and graffiti, as well as one of the carts had urine and blood splattered on it,” said Councilman Carl DeMaio.

The damages will likely require at least a complete cleaning if not a replacement of the cart covers, DeMaio said.

In addition to the attacks, the vendors also said they recently received death threats.

"All we ask is for a world where we can camp out and somebody else feeds us, and carries off our waste, and donates great camping gear and free clothes. And where we can plug in our cell phone chargers and computers and find free WiFi and post about the terrible injustices of others. Is that too much to ask? Is it?!"

Well, yes.

These guys will go home when camping gets old, or everyone stops feeding them.