“Occupy the Rose Parade” Losers to Have Neat-o 70-Foot Octopus Float Made of Recycled Plastic Bags

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Can’t let a traditional parade occur and have people enjoy themselves, can we?. Noooo, can’t do that. So these obnoxious, sniveling  pigs have to barge in on the fun, apparently with the goal of making folks as miserable as they are.

Forget the rich tradition of the Tournament of Roses Parade, it’s all about them. I hope the crowd boos them.

Occupy protesters are busy finishing their float that will run at the end of the Rose Parade: a 70-by-40-foot octopus made of recycled plastic bags.

The octopus, said activist Mark Lipman of Los Angeles, represents Wall Street’s stranglehold on political, cultural and social life, with tentacles “that reach into your pocket to get your money and a tentacle to get your house.”

“This is the real Rose Parade, and the other is the Rose Charade,” said Pete Thottam, 40, an Occupy activist.

So why do they want any part of this so-called charade? They’ve badgered organizers to no end to be included and this schmuck has the gall to call it a charade.

Protesters will march the parade route after the floats and marching bands have passed. The group has been working with Pasadena police and Tournament of Roses officials on how not to disrupt the parade.

“Our goal is to put Occupy’s best foot forward,” Thottam said, adding that activists expect more than 1,000 participants. “We recognize that this is a historic, iconic event geared toward middle America and the family.”

The group says the protest will be “G-rated” and will stick to nonviolence in expressing Occupy’s messages against income inequality and corporate power.

Trust me, pal, middle America wants no part of your little charade.


17 Responses to ““Occupy the Rose Parade” Losers to Have Neat-o 70-Foot Octopus Float Made of Recycled Plastic Bags”

  1. Red on 30/30/11 at 8:01 pm

    Just an FYI …

    From what I understand, these dirt bags are not a part of the parade. They have never been provided an invite, unless I have missed something.

    What they are being allowed to do is walk the path of the parade after the floats, bands, etc have gone through. They and any other individual can do this. That has always been allowed.

    It is the MSM that is kinda misreporting the story, go figure.


    A note to the MSM, stop misrepresenting that these parasites are doing.

    Sanchez says he’s met with representatives from the Occupy movement several times, and while the protesters won’t be allowed to march in the official parade, they will be able to walk the route right after the last float goes by.

    After the parade is over, maybe the Occupy Rose Parade protesters can make themselves useful and pick up the horse dung.


  2. sistrum on 30/30/11 at 8:10 pm

    You know, Pasadena also has the Doo-Dah Parade in April — founded as a sort of spoof of the Rose Parade, and congenial home to this kind of hippy/dippy protest foolery. I’m sure they’d gleefuly welcome the display. But what’s the thrill for OWS if they’re not forcing themselves where they’re not wanted?

  3. rich b on 31/31/11 at 3:28 am

    Recycled plastic bags?

    I have a great idea what they can do with those bags. And I’m not talking about scooping up dog shit and they won’t have to hold their breath once those bags are over their heads.

    Just a thought.

  4. tek on 31/31/11 at 8:43 am

    “Our goal is to put Occupy’s best foot forward,”

    Let’s hope they can find it, in the little time which remains.

  5. dookhh on 31/31/11 at 8:55 am

    I thought the Democrats might have escaped with just a little occupoop on their faces when the occupoopers pretty well pooped out a few weeks back. I hope they keep stuff like this up, because the DNC has endorsed them and it will end up either having to reverse itself or be slowly eaten by the occupoopers…..

    No one in their right mind could have in their wildest dreams come up with a better vehicle to show the true nature of the democrats to the whole world, it takes a “special” kind of person to think that the actions they are taking will lead to anything positive for their cause(has anyone figured out what that is btw?), at least in this day and age. I expect that the minute that they have an leader , he will find himself in court, probably both criminal and civil. And if they don’t they will forever look like the incoherent drug addled marxist/anarchists that they are.

  6. Formerly known as Skeptic on 31/31/11 at 10:11 am

    I give them 100 yards before the crowd moves into the street and blocks their way.

  7. Rob Crawford on 31/31/11 at 10:45 am

    Ah, the giant octopus of capitalism… a favorite of their intellectual forebears, the National Socialist Worker’s Party.

  8. greg on 31/31/11 at 11:37 am

    Aren’t recycled plastic bags flammable?

    And if so cant these occupidiots be taught a quick lesson with a quick flick of a bic?

  9. mike191 on 31/31/11 at 1:22 pm

    This “Lord of the flies ” movement will change hearts and souls after the display of an octupus ,made from plastic garbage bags,makes its way down the parade route, is insanity.However, if this is what the lunatics want to display,more people will vote republican in the elections of 2012.

  10. rich b on 31/31/11 at 4:46 pm

    Maybe these assholes with the plastic bags should look to the people of North Korea and see what happens when a small group of ninety nine per-centers and “communists” seize power at the expense of an entire nation.

    In North Korea we can see an entire nation literally starving to death while some fat young douchebag takes power to live a life of relative luxury eating lobster and drinking twenty-one year old scotch.

    Yeah, that communism shit has really worked out for the poor 99 percent of the world. And yet these stupid dickheads think they’re gonna repeat history all the while making the same mistakes and expecting a different result. The far-left of the world NEVER learn from the past.

  11. Rose on 31/31/11 at 8:00 pm

    The very ultimate definition of Marxism is “An Equal Sharing of the Misery.”

    An old Soviet joke defines socialist equality as follows: If your neighbor has a cow and you do not, kill your neighbor’s cow.

  12. johnk on 2/02/12 at 7:12 pm

    The Rose Parade is a wealthy person’s spectacle. Look at the huge sponsors and the expensive floats. The Rose Parade is for the Rose Bowl, which is the king of the college bowl games. It’s a parade for the 1%, corporate sponsored.

    There is nothing really traditional about the Rose Parade.

    In Middle America, you know who marches in parades? The people! High school marching bands… from the local high school, not from an international competition.

    Now, the Doo Dah – it’s a better parade. But it’s still pretty wealthy compared to what most people in small towns experience. South Pasadena is kind of rich too.

    We have traditional parades in LA. Many of the neighborhoods have them, and ethnic groups have them. There’s one coming up for MLK. They’re not like the Rose Parade.

    I like the Rose Parade for what it is, but it’s not a people’s parade. It’s an elitist parade!

  13. Mike James on 3/03/12 at 5:39 pm

    The neighborhood and ethnic parades are fine, if you live in the neighborhood, or belong to that ethnicity. Be sure you belong to one or the other, however–in either case, if you don’t belong, it might be worth your life to go watch a neighborhood or ethnic parade. We are talking about LA county, after all.

    The floats for the Rose Parade are decorated by volunteers, designed by volunteers, and they work all year on them. The equestrian entries are nearly entirely privately owned, but the owners give us the chance to see some truly impressive, gorgeous looking animals. Marching bands, from small town high schools, or college football powerhouses, usually have some sort of volunteer activity in support–do you think high school or college band members are paid? All of these might receive sponsorships, because that is what a civil society accumulates given enough years, the social capital to put on something as elaborate as the Rose Parade.

    Why do I have the feeling that what you mean by “people’s parade” is something which you intend to boost up your particular political hobbyhorse? More than a few people find it irksome that a few hundred human toothaches try to appropriate a fun morning spent with the family watching a parade for your own purposes.

    Oh, and parades don’t get much more traditional than the Rose Parade. Silly Leftists–who told you that you’re in charge of defining terms?