Occupy Oakland was in the news early Wednesday morning because Oakland PD forcibly removed "protesters" from a city park after they refused orders to disburse. Sadly, a peacenik Iraq War vet was injured in the process.
It's hilarious to read more about these morons. In response to Wednesday's ouster, they of course are doubling down and want to shut down the entire city. The knee-slapping part of their proposal to me is this detail.
Below is the proposal passed by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on Wednesday October 26, 2011 in reclaimed Oscar Grant Plaza. 1607 people voted. 1484 voted in favor of the resolution, 77 abstained and 46 voted against it, passing the proposal at 96.9%. The General Assembly operates on a modified consensus process that passes proposals with 90% in favor and with abstaining votes removed from the final count.
What did they do, count 14,840 waving fingers (in the dark no less) and divide that by 10 to get the number of "aye" votes? This is beyond ridiculous.
They are also trying to be a part of every sort of liberal cause, such as supporting a hunger strike by some prison inmates. (With any luck some of them will be joining those inmates soon, but I digress.) What better way to "stand in solidarity" with hunger strikers than to ... wait for it ... write a letter!
Adding to the hilarity is that all this police "brutality" and "oppression" is in a state with liberal Governor Moonbeam and in a city with an uber-liberal mayor who – stop me if you've heard this one before – has a background as a "community organizer" and who has apparently participated in at least one anti-police "action". Her reaction to yesterday's police activities could best be summarized as Sgt. Schultz's "I know nussing!" spoken with a slight Chinese accent instead of a strong German one.
As if all this weren't funny enough, this has introduced us to this blithering idiot. CA could probably erase its budget deficit by selling tickets to see this guy get his ass kicked.