Occutards to “Occupy” Rose Bowl Parade With Giant Floats and Special Guest Cindy Sheehan

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

The pathetic losers are still desperately seeking attention. The media will be sure to oblige.

Occupy activists have been looking for a high-profile venue since their camps in Manhattan, Los Angeles and elsewhere were removed. Some see the Rose Parade as a logical next step. On Jan. 1, they will meet in Pasadena to prepare for the following day’s parade, which is being held a day later because Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday.

“It’s Occupy 2.0 and why not start on New Year’s Day in Pasadena?” said Daniel Niwander, an activist with Occupy Pasadena.

Pasadena police and Tournament of Roses officials have been negotiating with Occupy forces for several weeks on a plan that they hope will prevent any disruptions to the parade. Pasadena officials are allowing the Occupy group to march the route at the end of the parade, after all the floats have passed.

And Occupy is planning quite a show.

Protesters intend to march with large banners that decry wealth inequality in the United States and to unveil a few colorful “floats” of their own, including a giant people-powered octopus, said Pete Thottam, an Occupy spokesman. The octopus will be made out of recycled bags, stretching 40 feet from tentacle to tentacle, and is designed to represent the stranglehold that Wall Street has on the political process, he said.

Others will carry large blow-ups of the Constitution, one with the words “We the People” and the other “We the Corporations,” he said. Planned speakers include Cindy Sheehan, an antiwar activist who lost her son in the Iraq war, local Occupy activists and possibly leftist documentarian Michael Moore.

Because the Occupy movement is loosely organized, it is unclear how many will show up and whether all concerned will agree not to protest during the parade itself.

“We have people coming from Seattle, Portland, Oakland and New York,” said Thottam, adding that sign-in sheets suggest that the protesters could number in the thousands.

That would be significantly larger than past Rose Parade protests.

But Pasadena Police Lt. Phlunte’ Riddle said law enforcement believes that officials have the situation under control. In the past, officials have allowed groups to march peacefully after the parade, including animal rights protesters and fringe sects predicting the end of the world. The Occupy marchers will hit the parade route after a phalanx of police cars moves through but while the crowd is still in place.

Even though they claim to be (ahem) mostly peaceful, there are concerns this unhinged band of loons could run amok.

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard said his one worry is that one or more fringe characters could ignore the intentions of Occupy and cause trouble. To deal with that potential, Occupy activists are training at least 40 volunteers, outfitted in brightly colored vests, to talk to marchers and urge them to remain calm.

I don’t think these quacks know how to remain calm. How else do you get attention?


13 Responses to “Occutards to “Occupy” Rose Bowl Parade With Giant Floats and Special Guest Cindy Sheehan”

  1. rich b on 22/22/11 at 12:22 pm

    These OWS assholes remind me of a jilted/cuckolded lover pursuing a woman who no longer wants him. Is there anything more pathetic?

    Hey you lame clueless douchebags – you’ve been dumped.

  2. Gromulin on 22/22/11 at 6:23 pm

    1. Feed the horses HEAVILY before the parade

    2. Position the clean up crew a half hour behind the occutards.

    Simple, eh?

  3. Frank G on 22/22/11 at 7:54 pm

    Cle – I blame her. Her son fought for a cause and principle. She HAS NONE. She’s embraced Hugo Chavez, Castro, et al. She’s an attention whore and disgraced her love for her son who would have had none of her nonsense.

  4. Bill R on 25/25/11 at 10:08 am

    My wife and I will be flying in from the east coast for our first Rose parade-we made reservations in the grand stand the first day they went on sale. This is a welcome addition, I have always thought about the being near that fat pig Moore and believe me my right to free speech- and loud free speech-will be exercised toward him. How noble that he will be spending New year’s with the protesters instead of in his NYC Penthouse or Wisconsin mansion.

  5. Anonymous on 27/27/11 at 2:09 am

    All of you people are brainwashed WAKE THE HELL UP and realized that with the NDAA goes THE CONSTITUTION they are planning on blacklisting websites! ITS TIME TO WAKE UP or maybe not considering the majority of you uneducated loons are probably part of the “1%” and in that case swallow some gasoline!

  6. Anonymous2 on 27/27/11 at 2:14 am

    @Bill R. You only think that he is a “fat pig” because he speaks the truth and as a right sided idiot you think that paper currency should come before human rights or the environment. My life goal is to sink people like you and i am planning on having a VERY long life. Have fun with the repercussions that you and other right winged brainwashed individuals are causing and Just encase you fucking people are not already aware in your own minds. YOU ARE ALL BAT SHIT CRAZY!!!

  7. Anonymousgreen on 27/27/11 at 2:16 am

    And if any of my comments are deleted it will only prove that you idiots can not handle ANYONE’S opinion other than your own bullshit! ITS TIME TO WAKE UP AND SMELL REALITY!