Monday, December 12, 2011

Occupy Dover ...... Really?

I had to share this photo and a Facebook post by my good friend Pete Teague. Apparently Pete talked to the Occupiers in Dover Delaware. Here is his post:

"This is a picture of Occupy Dover (Delaware) on the Capital Mall in front of Legislative Hall. I am not making fun of them, I really am not. But I don’t think this Chapter of the Occupy Movement is getting the required traction – it’s been three weeks with the same 5 tents and folks. I did stop and chat with them today between meetings. Among other questions I asked: So what bill (piece of legislation) are you asking the rest of us to support for the cause? The response: Oh, there isn’t one. We just want the Legislature to see that we are here and watching. I said, you might want to think of a more impactful approach, I'm not sure sleeping here on the Mall is going to cut it. [Overall, I guess I still don’t get how this movement in its present form is going to change anything.]"

Am I making fun of the folks...... Well Yeah of course. What idiot sits at the Legislative Hall and doesn't have some sort of action they want the rest of us to stand behind?

Listen people, if you really want to make an impact, spell out what you want from the legislature. We are all sitting in our nice warm offices laughing at you. I mean you don't really give us a choice. I don't know what you stand for so I can't support something that not even you know what it is.

If you spent this much time looking for gainful employment you might actually get closer to the 1%. I mean as an example, what if you won the lottery and suddenly joined the 100 million dollar club. Would you still be in those tents in freezing cold December? I think not.


  1. The legislature isn't even in session until the 10th of this month. When they are considering bills, we will be making our opinions on them known as well. Until then, we are getting involved in the community and spreading the word about our plans for the General Assembly's session this year.

    As to whether or not we'd still be in tents if we joined the 100 million dollar club, yes, because there'd still be corruption in our state and federal government, though we might be more comfortable with that kind of cash to devote to promoting our efforts.

  2. I re-posted this on my Facebook page and here are some of the comments I received:

    Jodi - If I was in the millionaire I'd still live in a tent to protest too….ya know, when I wasn't busy in my penthouse, eating out, going shopping, and going to work to keep making my millions...

    Mary Ellen - Occupy Dover? Really? Ba ha ha ha! Good rant Bob

    Nate - i love how he said he would still sleep in a tent if he won the lottery.

    ....lets be honest

    Pete - If the Occupy group wants to talk advocacy or general principles and not specific bills or be ready to present some already drafted and heavily lobbied for amendment(s) to a bill, January is way too late. June was the time to talk about ideas or principles when the Legislators were home and had a little time. In January, Legislators are going to be in committee, session or related meetings and have already been lobbied on key issues. And seriously, on the living in a tent point, as Nate posted, let's be honest....


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