How to Properly Deal With the Occupiers

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Sick and tired of these miscreants roaming around stinking up the place? Wish you could stomp them into dust? Well, have we got the right solution for you. Actually in all seriousness, this isn’t a tank, rather it’s called an Amphibious Rescue Vehicle, yet when deployed the other day by Tampa Police, it hilariously sent the paranoid Occupods into a state of apoplexy.

According to the city of Tampa’s website, “Rescue 2” is a “12-ton Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)… can be used for search and rescue during a natural disaster or terrorist attack.”

Perhaps the TPD was anticipating a riot and wanted to have the vehicle present in case people needed to be safely transported away from the scene. Another likely reason may be that the police simply wanted to psychologically intimidate protestors to deter the possibility of things getting out of hand.

Despite all this information, which can easily be found online with a little research, protestors are still jumping to wild conclusions about the vehicle. On the Occupy Tampa Facebookpage, a handful of people have left comments that liken the presence of the vehicle to the events that took place at Tiananmen Square. Considering that Tiananmen Square was an all-out blood bath that involved armed soldiers, Type 59 battle tanks, and resulted in the deaths of possibly thousands, I would call the comparison far-off and extreme.

An armored rescue vehicle parked next to otherwise lackluster and uneventful protest can in no way be compared to what might be one of the most horrible events to take place in the past 100 years.

I have to admit I’m really surprised that so many of the protestors are making such silly conjectures, implying that the tank might be used violently against the protestors, or that the TPD are so afraid of them they need to hide behind a tank. I was under the impression that Occupy protestors have developed a reputation for being well-informed. Apparently, a large number of the Occupy Tampa’s supporters can’t be bothered to do a little research when they see something they don’t understand.

Research? Why that would require effort and a little work. Who has time for that when you can just whine and beg for another handout?

Update: Reader RD suggest the authorities use something like this:


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9 Responses to “How to Properly Deal With the Occupiers”

  1. Rip VanBullwinkle on 21/21/11 at 7:11 pm

    Easy enough to resolve the problem. Tea Party people set up camp in central park. All resources will be diverted to Central Park, thus leading to total and complete anarchy at Zucotti thus overwhelming resources. The state guard will be called to address Zucotti, blood will spill and lazy cowards will flee frm their cause.

    Force their issue, they’re not prepared for it.

  2. Fuzzlenutter on 21/21/11 at 7:53 pm

    I’ll be this made them sh*t their pants.

    Oh wait…walking around with sh*t in their pants is their natural state.

    Never mind…

  3. Blargsmash on 21/21/11 at 11:10 pm

    Treads don’t equal tank. But then again, these geniuses support “assault weapons” bans even though there is no such thing as an “assault weapon”.

  4. Firehand on 22/22/11 at 11:26 am

    I can’t help wondering,
    How much money did this thing cost? Bet most of it came from DHS.
    How much to operate?
    Just how often do they actually use it?
    At least it’s not as bad as that Carolina’s sheriff who got one with a M2 heavy machinegun.

  5. Bryan on 23/23/11 at 12:17 pm

    I live in Tampa and that machine is a total waste of tax payer’s money and is just another example of ripping off the 40% that pay taxes in this country