I honestly dream of moments like this, I really do:
Left-leaning bloggers erupted in outrage Tuesday morning as they awoke to news that Mayor Bloomberg had cleared the Occupy Wall Street demonstration site in Zuccotti Park overnight.
Liberal activists decried the move online, and accused the mayor of silencing the press and violating the right to peaceful assembly.
“Bloomberg’s NY is no place for the 1st amendment. Bloomberg serves Wall Street, now and forever. And Wall Street cannot handle free speech,” tweeted liberal actor Alec Baldwin.
That sound you hear is New York City’s darling mayor to liberals nation-wide, career in politics crashing before him. Any thought of him running for US President is over.
*pulls out a bag of popcorn and puts on 3-D Goggles*
Anyone want any popcorn?
“People who were part of a dynamic civic process were beaten and pepper-sprayed, their personal property destroyed,” said a posting on OccupyWallSt.org, a website for the demonstrators.
Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy. [licks the tears off the hippies’s face]
“When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to stage a middle of the night raid on the Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park, there was one thing he didn’t want … media coverage. So Bloomberg said screw the First Amendment,” reads a posting on the Daily Kos.
“We’ll just hold off on all those pesky rights until it’s more convenient. Or not,” said the blog’s Barbara Morrill sarcastically.
Liberal blogs especially seized upon one incident, in which Village Voice writer Rosie Gray apparently told a police officer, “I’m press,” to which the officer responded, “not tonight.”
“This was real police state stuff,” wrote FireDogLake’s David Dayden after noting the incident involving Gray. “I know that the First Amendment comes with that addendum, “Operative 6am-11pm M-F,” but absolutely nothing about this raid seems justified.”
Whatever. The First Amendment does not give you the right to squat. Zuccotti Park is a privately owned park. I know, tell that to the socialists there the concept of Private Property. It is define as:
4) Ability To Dispose
If Brookfield Properties loses control or the use of Zuccotti Park, then they have loss their property. Granted it is a public park, but it is own privately. So they tossed out some bloody squatters. But I digress.
Mayor Quan of Oakland, CA isn’t getting any love because she, horrors of horrors, talked to other mayors accross the nation. Really people, let them kill themselves (metaphorically, of course) over this.
Here’s your chance New York and Oakland Republicans. Time to elect a few good conservative mayors in these cities. Do not waste it.