Hapless, Rat-Infested DC Occupiers: “we’re shivering here! help us stay healthy&warm”

Posted by on Jan 04, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Maybe they should have thought about coming prepared with the proper gear. It does get a little chilly here in the east this time of year. I’ll toss another few logs on the fire before I double over with laughter.

Friggin’ idiots.

With requests for everything from water to warm weather gear, the cold weather is taking a toll on protesters as they attempt to clean up their encampment.

For weeks, rats seeking warmer housing have been spotted around the pallets and tents. Protesters were cleaning up their outdoor kitchen in McPherson Square Wednesday; health department officials are expected to visit on Thursday.

Naturally, these media-savvy mutants put out the call for help on Twitter, where they’ve received a groundswell of one retweet since Tuesday.

@OccupyDCNeeds Occupy DC Needs
RT @occupydcneeds: we’re shivering :( help us stay healthy&warm. Donate: warm weather gear(thermals/blankets etc) medical supplies,…
A commenter at the WaPo helpfully notes:
Actually, I think they mean “cold weather gear”. Warm weather gear would be shorts, tanktops and sunscreen. Sounds like an old episode of M*A*S*H when radar ordered gloves from supply and got suntan lotion!
Let’s all send them some SPF 50 to stay warm.
Meanwhile, after another crashing failure at the Iowa caucus, some in the media are starting to realize what the rest of us have known for months: This Democrat-sponsored “counterweight” to the Tea Party has been an epic failure.

With several attention-grabbing protests before Iowa’s caucuses, Occupy Wall Street activists proved their movement did not end when its encampments in big cities dispersed. But they also showed the group hasn’t matured into a political force, and it’s not clear whether it will become a liberal counterweight to the tea party this election year.Following Tuesday’s vote in Iowa, on which the movement had little impact, Occupy organizers are pledging to stage more protests in New Hampshire and South Carolina as the presidential nomination process moves east. But the smaller-than-expected crowds, a muddled message that was mostly ignored by candidates, and tactics that seem to limit their appeal raised questions about its long-term viability.

“This is a sign that the way they have been trying to do it probably isn’t going to work,” said Dave Petersen, director of the Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University, who said Occupy’s only discernible impact was tighter-than-usual security at Republican events. He said the group needed to develop leaders and a more coherent message if it wanted to make the transition from a grassroots movement to an electoral powerhouse.

Oh yeah, a coherent message. That would be nice. So would the lack of belligerence, crime, rape, constant shouting and general annoyances. Other than that and their incoherent politics, what’s there not to like?



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12 Responses to “Hapless, Rat-Infested DC Occupiers: “we’re shivering here! help us stay healthy&warm””

  1. Frank G on 4/04/12 at 10:06 pm

    Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University

    founded by a noted liar about his service in the Viet Nam war – he flew supplies, not combat missions, like he’s lied about, several times *spit*

  2. Mashiki on 4/04/12 at 11:01 pm

    Maybe they can toss all their crap into a fire, and burn it? I mean they’d be warm then. And would get rid of most of the rats.

  3. jukin on 4/04/12 at 11:19 pm

    A time lapse of the inevitable end of what they believe in.

    Detroit being the inevitable end of what they believe in, in real time.

  4. DishCloth on 5/05/12 at 7:19 am

    Wha??? Young, image-obsessed narcissists losing interest in a hip fad after only a few months? Like, you know, who’d have thunk it?

  5. dookh on 5/05/12 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for covering the occupoopers, no one else seems to be paying them any attention. For the 99%, they sure don’t seem to be able to field many bodies… it does make my day to listen to them claim that they aren’t leaving, no way, no how, until all their demands, which are muddled, vary from minute to minute and are generally huge items that won’t be fixed overnight or in 30 years- and then the next day the squatters are gone…..evidently their demands were met? I haven’t heard of one thing that they have remotely accomplished, other than poop on cop cars and shut down roads and ports so the 99% can’t make a living….

  6. rich b on 5/05/12 at 1:13 pm

    They’re too stupid to bring a coat, mittens, and ear-muffs? And these are the fools who want to run our country.

  7. Fuzzlenutter on 5/05/12 at 4:01 pm

    May they do mankind a mighty and magnificent favor and quit breathing due to hypothermia …

  8. Andrew X on 8/08/12 at 12:44 am

    Shivering?!?!? Please! It’s been above sixty here (in DC) now for about three straight days.

    Unfortunately for us civilized residents, these people are “suffering” through the warmest winter in a decade. It’s perpetually Days of Whine and Poseurs for these people.

    I am beggin’ for snow ovah heah, for more than one reason, but these nit-twits are high on the list.