Friday, October 28, 2011

'This Is Like War. You Know, Soldiers Do It When They Occupy a Place. I'm Sure the Mountains of Afghanistan Get Pretty Cold'

For sheer preening douchebaggery, this one tops it all.
Anti-Wall Street protesters around the U.S. who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather.

With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments.

"Everyone's been calling it our Valley Forge moment," said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. "Everybody thought that George Washington couldn't possibly survive in the Northeast." Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the Continental Army's winter camp during the Revolutionary War.
Everyone is calling it that? Really?

These tools are now comparing themselves to George Washington and his men? Good grief. But not only are there comparisons to the Continental Army, but to today's battlefield conditions.
"I welcome the challenge of this cold weather," said Dwayne Hudson, a landscaper who has been living at the Occupy Denver site for nearly two weeks. "This is like war. You know, soldiers do it when they occupy a place. I'm sure the mountains of Afghanistan get pretty cold."

But after the first snowfall, he admitted: "It's getting tough."
Funny, but I don't hear our soldiers whine like that.
Eric Martin, who is on Occupy Boston's winterization committee, said the group had raised about $35,000, which could help buy winter supplies. Various ideas are being discussed to keep tents warm without using combustion-based heaters, which are forbidden. Another proposal: igloos.

"We're looking at ideas from military vets to survivalists, to the homeless community to indigenous peoples," Martin said.
Indigenous peoples are laughing at them.


LibertyAtStake said...

So, basically, it's a nationwide community organizer led seminar on the homeless lifestyle?

Increasingly, #OccupyXX is being revealed as just another instance of ...

J.A.U.L. (pronounced “jowl”): Just Another Unhinged Leftie.
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The H2 said...

I'm indigenous to the Boston area, and I survive during the winter by having a job so I can pay for the home my family and I live in. It has nice, toasty hydrocarbon-fueled heat.

He should consider this a pro tip from the 53%.

Fenway_Nation said...

Can we give them smallpox infected blankets......PLEASE?

el polacko said...

they raised MONEY and BOUGHT things they needed ?!? shouldn't they be weaving shelters out of hair and grass or something ?

rich b said...

"Valley Forge" - Bwaahahhahahahahah....
Egocentric, aren't they?