Occupy Road Trip

The Sad Demise of the Occupy Movement

Remember when the Democratic Party saw the Occupy movement as the Left’s equivalent of the Tea Party? That lasted until it became obvious that 1) Occupy wasn’t actually much of a movement, and 2) to the extent it existed, it was an embarrassment. Occupy is in the process of fading away, not with a bang but a whimper, and with more criminal prosecutions to its credit than normal citizens converted to the leftist cause.

But, much as a dead frog’s legs will continue kicking for a while, a few remnants of Occupy cling to a fitful existence. To see what the “movement” is up to these days, check out this online diary that documents the Occupy Caravan. The Caravan is a group of nine leftists who are driving, in two minivans, from California to Philadelphia. The diary, by one James Jennison, is hilarious but sad. You can’t help feeling sorry for this ragtag band of misfits who evidently think they are making some kind of political statement.

But wait! There’s more! From the diary:

Well, it’s been an interesting past couple of hours. I’m really having some doubts regarding one of the people in the van I am in. He is extremely confrontational, controlling, and, in my humble opinion, thinks way to [sic] highly of himself.

I don’t know what is going to come out of this with him. I’m definitely not comfortable with having him on this trip. I’m really wishing I had voiced my concerns about him before we left yesterday. Now I worry about how miserable I am going to be for most of this trip.

I have the option of switching to the other van when we reach Elko, however the van I am in is the only one with a power inverter, and I need to be able to charge the phone and battery pack to be able to stream.

These happy campers took seven days to reach Okemah, Oklahoma. I once drove from Merced, California to Norman Oklahoma by way of Reno, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Denver, Wichita and Oklahoma City. That trip took two days. If you look at a map you will notice that Oklahoma is not even on the route between Oakland and Philadelphia.

How pathetic are these losers? If you have ever spent time on the Interstate Highway System you know what boredom is. There is a reason it’s called “flyover country,”

These losers have been live-streaming their trip.

Down twinkles.

BTW – Why aren’t they all crammed into a psychedelic VW Mini-van? If you’re gonna do it, do it right.



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21 Responses to Occupy Road Trip

  1. Oswald says:

    You left out their massive 9-person protest at Koch Industries in Wichita. The 1%ers must be quaking in their suede boots.

    • DeniseVB says:

      The Powerline article is worth the read and has more photos. From the comments:

      You’ve got to love these folks. They scheduled a protest on the campus of Wichita State University where they have a relatively new Field House venue built primarily with money donated…………………wait for it…………………….by Charles and David Koch. Those mean nasty Koch brothers who do all sorts of awesome stuff for the community in Wichita and Sedgwick County. Honestly these people don’t have the brains God gave a goose.

      Pretty much nails it 😀

  2. Bless James’ little heart – having to ride with a jerk all that way. If James thinks this is the worst problem he’ll face in the near future… well, after all, ignorance is bliss. I’m guessing all of these guys are about as blissful as they come.

  3. WMCB says:

    Ya know, it gets really old sometimes being RIGHT all the time.

    Obama will be a disaster and destroy the Dem brand? Check.

    He will be incredibly racially divisive? Check.

    Edwards love child true? Check.

    Weinergate true? Check.

    Tea Party is actual grassroots real movement, not laughable paid astroturf that will fizzle? Check.

    Obamacare will be monumentally unpopular and a failure? Check.

    Questioning the constitutionality of the mandate is not some wild-eyed crazy “are you serious” idea? Check. (Because whether it’s upheld or not, the fact that SCOTUS agreed to hear it means the question was not batshit.)

    The collective union tantrum and fleebaggers in WI would make THEM look bad, and lose rather than gain support? Check.

    Egypt and the Arab Spring needed to be viewed with caution, not delirious joy, since it was more likely that Islamists would gain the upper hand in the power vacuum than that a bunch of tweeting students would. Check.

    Occupy Wallstreet was primarily a distracting, rudderless movement that would accomplish nothing, end badly, and show the Left in a horrible light to the nation, what with the wild anarchists and commies all mixed in? Check.

    You’d think all the “smart people” would be rushing over here to get our astute analysis of the next big thing. Because our predictive track record is pretty damn good.

    You’d be wrong. And I’ll bet I’m right about that. ;d

    • myiq2xu says:

      Yeah, but you were waaaaay wrong about . . . uh . . . Disco!

      • WMCB says:

        Did we make any disco predictions? I think I was drunk that night. 😀

        Seriously, everyday bloggers have a MORE reliable accuracy record than the big name bloggers and MSM do. Not perfect, but it stacks up pretty damn good by comparison. I’m not sure where they get off viewing themselves as “the professionals” when they are almost always freaking wrong, badly researched, and LAZY in their proofs.

  4. Lulu says:

    Who could have predicted that a Occupy road trip would have a “extremely confrontational, controlling, and, in my humble opinion, thinks way to [sic] highly of himself” person? Were any of the rest of them non-comatose during the entire movement? Did they really think these the majority of the participants were well balanced healthy individuals with people skills? I hope the group learns a personal lesson on the type of people to avoid for the rest of their lives. What a spoiled, elite, cosseted little bunch of ninnies.

    I would presume that they are experiencing very short travel days due to choom breaks which might also be affecting their sense of direction.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Choomin’ across the wastelands of Nevada and Utah isn’t the brightest idea in the world. Wyoming, Kansas and Okiehoma tend to frown on that hobby too. Just because it’s been decriminalized in California doesn’t mean all the other 56 states are enlightened.

      Ominously, they haven’t updated their diary since Sunday when they reached OK

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, back in Oakland….. Zombie has a photo-journal of Occupiers protesting a nonpartisan event dedicated to stopping child sex trafficking. He really tries his best to make sense of it…….

    http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/06/18/occupy-oakland-protests-in-favor-of-child-sex-trafficking/?singlepage=true

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