Jesse Jackson PreOccupies the NYPD

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Can’t say the Rev. doesn’t still have It. The NYPD decides that midnight is an excellent time to take down the Occupy Wall Street medical tent, protesters link arms around it, an unpleasant tenseness envelops all concerned, and PRESTO, there’s Jesse Jackson, right there, linking arms like the old pro he is. All livestreamed, of course. And, God bless’em, up on YouTube, instantly. Cops confer, disperse. Elated bwa-ha-has and empowered discovery by young lady: we can do stuff!

Imagine the despair of the lieutenant or inspector who thought, “we told those @#^&!s no structures, and THAT’S A STRUCTURE!” only to find himself face to face with the very Reverend Mr. Big Stuff, fresh from the unveiling of the statue of HIS FRIEND Martin Luther King, on the Mall in DC, yesterday. And he pops up here.  At midnight. Instantly.

Now the loo, or D.I., whoever is stuffing that white shirt, as the kids call him, is looking like a dick.* A failed dick. But the Rev. Jackson, with whom we’ve had our problems from time to time, is definitely smelling like a rose.

Maybe they should try to get him into one of those matador costumes.

*Moving in on the medical tent? At midnight? Any argument that it wasn’t a dick move will be met with vociferous disagreement and last night’s gnocchi, which were a little heavy but make pretty good missiles. Hey, I didn’t take a vow of non-violence.

Posted by Mrs. Polly on 10/18/11 at 12:19 AM • Permalink

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Reverend Mr. Big Stuff, fresh from the unveiling of the statue of HIS FRIEND Martin Luther King, on the Mall in DC, yesterday. And he pops up here.  At midnight. Instantly.

That is pretty goddamned smooth if you’ll pardon my french, Rev.

Rock on, Reverend Jackson!

I can’t believe anyone showed up without a matador costume. 

Some people just don’t know how to plan for an extended occupation.

The JPMC PD has not been showing its intelligence lately and Mikey Bloomberg’s fealty to Jamie Dimon is really pathetic - I thought he had more money/integrity than that. Oh Well…

Richard, Police Commissioner Kelly has mayoral ambitions himself. He also has historically demonstrable contempt for civil rights. He and Bloomberg together gave New York City a high colonic for the Republican Convention in 2004, sweeping all those toxic citizens who might be thinking of exercising their civil rights into a bus depot on the West Side Highway.

Not being able to do the same to the WallStock encampment is making him, and Bloomberg, crazy. And Bloomberg is, I think, not so much beholden to the 1% as he is simply one of them. He has a loyalty to other autocrats, but also a weird integrity signal that fades in and out.  He made his city bend over for the White Elephant party, but he’s also defended the rights of Muslims to build that downtown community center/mosque, Park 51, that Pam Geller was screeching about.

Agreed Mrs Polly:
Since I live and work here too I know the truth of your statements. And Ray Kelly’s not getting my vote in this lifetime.

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