John Ransom

In their stunning off-off Broadway debut, Occupy Whatever sure created a lot of mass- as in trash.

30 tons in LA, and more in New York City.

And that’s just the trash they left behind, not the weight of the newsprint wasted on unsuccessfully explaining a movement to the American people that either absolutely had a definite platform or didn’t depending on the day, the hour, the park and the spokestree making the statement on behalf of Occupy Something.  

But the Movement without a Cause isn’t quite dead yet- in fact it might be feeling much better now that they’ve taken on even more trash.

And soon they’ll be at your house, whether you invited them or not.

See, they have a few nuts to plant in your front yard, as in ACORNs.

But careful: That’s not a fish they are dumping in that hole with the acorns.

You remember ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers, also known as Obama’s mothership?

After being busted for voter fraud, they’ve retooled with big money from unions to call themselves New York Communities for Change (NYCC).

Apparently they thought that New York Communities for Hope and Change would be a little too obvious, huh?

Well they connected with the Occupy crowd during the late unpleasantness down on Wall Street. According to FoxNews, NYCC even paid protestors to expand the Occupy numbers in NYC.

From Fox News:

“’s report identified NYCC as a key organizing force behind the Occupy Wall Street protests. Sources within the group also told NYCC was hiring people to carry signs and join the protests. NYCC -- a nonprofit organization run almost entirely by former ACORN officials and employees --did not reply for comment prior to the publication of the initial article, but later posted a statement on its website dismissing the article and denying that it pays protesters.”

In another futile attempt to explain the late-1960s to an America that would prefer to remember the late 1990s, the people who thought up the idea of recreating the riots during the 1968 Democrat convention in Chicago, as a way of introducing Obama to America, have combined with the Occupy movement into a new movement… Occupy Our Homes.

This is what? The 10th reinvention of Occupy Something in search of a message?  

Memo to Hipster Beatniks: What do you think the rest of us have been doing while you were living in a park?

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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