Occupy Atlanta plans a Saturday re-occupation of Woodruff Park

Looks like a busy weekend ahead for the city of Atlanta. The following has been posted prominently at occupyatlanta.org:

#occupyAtlanta will be staying on the 4th floor of Peachtree and Pine until we are ready to re-occupy public space. The ATL General Assembly decided to re-occupy Troy Davis/Woodruff Park on the 5th of November.

Remember that note last week from Rainbow/PUSH, advising Occupy Atlanta not to bicker with Mayor Kasim Reed over a park? Doesn’t seem to have worked.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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findog

November 1st, 2011
4:38 pm

never telegraph your plans unless your plans are for a confrontation

Krandor

November 1st, 2011
4:41 pm

right.. by announcing this you know the police will be at the park. They just want more video of “excessive police stopping a peaceful protest”. Of course form a group encourage people to just take over empty houses without paying anything, that isn’t a surprise.

Mike

November 1st, 2011
4:47 pm

Who cares? These folks are irrelevant at this point. Plus it’s about to be cold. They won’t be out there much longer!

charlie manson

November 1st, 2011
4:54 pm

Wait, Troy Davis gets a park named after him and I don’t? I killed more people than he did!

Didi

November 1st, 2011
4:59 pm

@ Charlie Manson: LOL!!!!

Donaldo

November 1st, 2011
5:01 pm

I suggest the city hold a job fair on Sat. across from the Park. Will see how many people show up for jobs vs protesting???

Alababawindchime

November 1st, 2011
5:07 pm

Stop giving the idiots the attention they crave. This is ALL democRAT sponsored attempt to emulate the tea party. They are the 3% of the fringe looney left useful idiots covering for Obama. And Troy Davis was as guilty as sin and anybody with a brain knows it.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

November 1st, 2011
5:11 pm

When Occupy Atlanta’s Tim Franzen and others allowed the perverted New World Order integrationist African American civil rights leaders to have a voice in the movement, members of our organization disassembled our tents in Woodruff Park and went home.

As far as Thinking Right African Americans are concerned, the perverted New World Order integrationist African American civil rights leaders and their devilish black supporters should be turned over to the National Transitional Council of Libya.

Amen?

gm

November 1st, 2011
5:20 pm

Well at least occupy atlanta, looks like America, different races, now lets look at the video of the tea party which looks like the 1950 klan, oh I am sorry out of 5,0000 people you might see 3 blacks, so which group is looking more of the america way?

Our Lord and Savior: Please stop using his name I am certain God did not approve of white conservatives christians being in the Klan””’

captguitarman

November 1st, 2011
5:33 pm

Reed should come down fast and hard on this nonsense. And he should not be swayed or conflicted in any way because of whining from those citing the activities of the Civil Rights protestors and demonstrators in the 50’s and 60’s. Talk about denigrating a legacy of principle and courage and self-sacrifice. Bad enough that the into today’s card deck of “social justice” there are 52 race cards that can be played at will for anything and everything, regardless of how trivial and regardless of the facts. White racist devils under every rock, behind every tree, and solely responsible for every black hardship, failure, corruption, and the consequences thereof. But to now compare this directionless, rudderless, dirty, unsanitary, drugged-up, disaffected, unpricipled, uninformed, unaware, without a clue, it’s fun to be a marcher and protestor wannabe rabble, and clearly here for the beer, now sleeping in the streets to those brave souls who risked their very lives to force this nation to wake up and live up to its founding creed, principles and laws — now that is a complete and total insult. Far worse than any phony race card ever played. And the black community should be up in arms about it every time the comparison is made. This crowd is not suffering hardship and physical danger for their principles, whatever they are or how misguided – basically it’s free stuff for everybody paid for by the “rich.” Now that’s really something to march for isn’t it. They are having fun stirring the pot, camping out, marching around, and getting attention, creating a huge unsanitary mess, and inconveniencing working folks downtown and any one else they can. And then spending their evenings doing drugs and surfing on their I pads and smart phones. What they could do is organize, get pragmatic, hone a cogent message, and then start working the system, like the Tea Party did. Ooops. Bad on me, I used the W word . . . . work. Mayor Reed, these people are NOT the legacy or in the tradition of the Civil Rights movement, and the real agenda may ultimately be nihilistic European type rioting and confrontation. Stand up to them.

markie mark

November 1st, 2011
5:33 pm

GM….when friends and fellow members of Herman Cains own church, who love him but wont vote for him because he is conservative, dont expect the Tea Party to be surprised or dismayed that more African Americans are willing to follow liberal democratic policy off the end of the Earth. I wish it wasnt like that, but it is. so, we move ahead and let people like you call is racist…..knowing that NOTHING we do will ever meet your approval or the people who only see race like you do…..

td

November 1st, 2011
5:35 pm

If they apply for a permit then they should be able to come back to the park and protest until there permit runs out. If they are going to try to occupy the park without the proper paperwork, then I hope the mayor has horse patrol out, the fire trucks out and the pepper spray ready to go.

This is crazy

November 1st, 2011
5:35 pm

Bama wind chime & our lord and savior need to take a pill an go to sleep for a long time… Because the things are talking are ccccccrrrrraaaazzzzzyyyyyy

RGB

November 1st, 2011
5:36 pm

gm clings to the old Democrat playbook: divide people by race, pit one against the other, and chum the water with hate rhetoric.

Regarding your contrast with the Tea Party: Perhaps that says something about the black folks not attending Tea Party events. I attended one in Roswell and didn’t see any klan robes or pointy hats. There were 2 cops there but one got bored and went home. Not a single gum wrapper or cigarette butt on the ground–none. Did I mention there were 4,000 people in attendance?

And there were many American flags at the Tea Party Event. In contrast, you don’t have to worry about your view being blocked by Ole Glory at a Democrat Occupy event. Didn’t see one at the King Memorial dedication either, but I only watched for about 45 minutes.

Oh, and Herman Cain was the speaker at the Tea Party event–perhaps you’ve heard of him. (Don’t tell anyone, but he’s [said in a whispered voice] black.)

occam's boner

November 1st, 2011
5:39 pm

The return of the FLEA PARTY hahaha what a joke! Remember this, you saps: Wall Street and DC are synonymous. One in the same.

No More Occ. ATL.

November 1st, 2011
5:43 pm

Please don’t return to the park. You guys really aren’t doing anything except wasting space anyway.
Oh! Here’s an idea! GET JOBS AND CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY! Stop doing drugs, beating your bongos, and pretending like it’s the 60’s.

Independent voter

November 1st, 2011
5:52 pm

Stop blamming Obama for everything that the republican cant get there way.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will crush the heads of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions

November 1st, 2011
5:58 pm

Obviously the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions have thoroughly confused you. This perverted integrationist crowd and their devilish minions are the spiritual descendants of Nimrod. As you know, Nimrod and his perverted integrationist crowd challenged the very authority and order of God Almighty.

If you have read your Bible carefully, you will discover that the Ku Klux Klan is a bunch of cub scouts compared to this crowd. The Ku Klux Klan was an honest group and told you exactly what they believed. And in my opinion, they were not too far from the kingdom of God.

Now the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions would deceive the whole world if it were possible. They call evil good and good evil. They put darkness for light, and light for darkness. They put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. And they creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts, ever learning but unable to discover the truth…

Amen?

Independent voter

November 1st, 2011
5:58 pm

I say stay in the park they not hurting you or anybody tell the criminals to leave atlanta.
You should be complaining to Kasim about the crime rate in Atlanta.

Independent voter

November 1st, 2011
5:59 pm

Yall complain about president Obama now yall complaining about OWS bunch of cry babies.

Jackie

November 1st, 2011
6:02 pm

gm, the notion that the tea party is somehow racist is evidence of a breathtaking bigotry. The members of the tea party wanted limited government that respected our constitutonal limitations. Hardly the stuff of virulent racism. It seems to me that you demonstrate a much clearer racist bigotry than the tea party ever did.
Now perhaps it’s all just rhetoric to you in which case you are just an incivil moron.

Rule .303

November 1st, 2011
6:11 pm

Sun Tzu =======>>>>> Shakes his head.

Big Hat

November 1st, 2011
6:15 pm

Where’s Bull Conner when we need him the most? A few cattle prods and some fire hoses would change those bums’ attitude in a heartbeat.

Allen

November 1st, 2011
6:28 pm

After the environmental damage these loons did to the park last month, this Friday might be a good time to spread cow manure on the turf to help it recover. By the way, OWS managed to get 21 wait staff fired from a restaurant by driving away customers- I guess those staff were supporting the evil 1% by trying to earn a living instead of waiting for a handout.

Vince

November 1st, 2011
6:32 pm

Occutards! I love it. They are making the Right look pretty good. Keep it up!

Susan

November 1st, 2011
6:33 pm

Maybe they could catch a bus to Rome. The old state hospital up there is empty, it has a big fence around it, and the neighbors are used to unusual behavior. Of course, the people that used to be there were much nicer, quieter and made more sense than this crowd. And most of them really wanted to get out and find a job.

Occupying my home

November 1st, 2011
6:45 pm

When they go back to Woodruff Park and pitch their tents, we should quickly put up a large fence around the park and lock them in! Make them stay there through the winter.

Luca

November 1st, 2011
6:46 pm

Occupy Atlanta is a good thing. It shows me that some people in this community have brains and are tired of the crap our politicians AND PRESIDENT keep shoveling down our throats. The anti-occupy side just feel pretty good about how their lives are being directed by others. You all better get ready to speak Chinese, because the country is deep in debt and no way to pay for it, so China will loan us money and eventually take over corporations and you. Thank god I am moving out of the country as soon as my 401K is distributed in cash. Occupy Atlanta only needs a good leader to help them focus the protest. What this country needs is a good revolution! Let’s take down the banks,Wall street,congress, and crooked politicians and be free again!

willydoit?

November 1st, 2011
6:49 pm

Leave them in the park…with no police presence to protect them from the real bums.

Jinnie

November 1st, 2011
7:06 pm

Pepper spray and bullets baby crake en out for good

SAWB

November 1st, 2011
7:17 pm

Saw an article that said Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam may be partnering up with the Hobo Leisure Society at Woodruff Park to provide security. Somehow I think that alone says about all the needs to be said.

SAWB

November 1st, 2011
7:41 pm

“When they go back to Woodruff Park and pitch their tents, we should quickly put up a large fence around the park and lock them in! Make them stay there through the winter.”

Funny thing I think it was the Daily Mail newspaper that went to one of these Hobo Encampments at night and used an infrared camera and noted that about three fourths of the tents were actually empty. Apparently as nightfall approaches they zip up their tents and head home.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2053463/Occupy-London-90-tents-St-Pauls-protest-camp-left-overnight.html#ixzz1buSIn6gF

Karen

November 1st, 2011
7:47 pm

GM is right and RGB doesnt have a clue. Not a fan of the Te or Occupy, but GM is still right on this one. So spare us the spin RGB.

Bill

November 1st, 2011
9:03 pm

Woodruff Park angers me. It is not a pleasant sight walking to class with all those homeless people out there. It is a disgrace to the city of Atlanta not making the heart of the city more pleasant.

td

November 1st, 2011
9:21 pm

This disease known as the republican party is cancer and aids into one breed. Yet the wrong people are making up the democratic party of Georgia. We can no longer be the black man’s party in a sense that the leadership circle of the Georgia Democratic Party cannot let all these blacks take over. Blacks and whites are both ruining the system. I am not a racist but a realist. It is time to restore the Democratic party of Georgia and return it to true leaders.

Do not call me a racist

November 1st, 2011
9:29 pm

I agree with the fake td. The Democratic Party of Georgia would me more than willing to recognize well-deserving African-American as outstanding citizens. Blacks must, nonetheless, recognize that we are a conservative state. That is the only way Georgia will rise again. African-Americans and Whites can work together to ensure that the system is fair. African-Americans of the democratic party of Georgia, on the other hand, must respectfully give up their positions to more qualified individuals. The truth does not have to hurt.

freddie

November 1st, 2011
9:31 pm

lynch the natiojn of islam !! Yaaaa!!!!! crACK SOME CRACK HEADS

freddie

November 1st, 2011
10:21 pm

@td: the only cancer in society is homosexuality..followed closely by obama followed closely by yo momma

Action Jackson

November 1st, 2011
10:33 pm

African-Americans must rise up as a people and help themselves. Most of them are good-hearted people who can benefit society if they just try a little harder.

td

November 1st, 2011
10:51 pm

freddie

November 1st, 2011
10:21 pm

First: the post above was from a coward that hi-jacked my screen name. I am one of the most conservative posters on this blog.

Second: You get no where or help any cause from posting comments bashing other people you do not agree with.

Point out the failed philosophy and debate the merits but do so with respect (you can be a smart A$$) but be respectful the vast majority of the time.

jaypat

November 2nd, 2011
1:45 am

I just know that one day, I’ll tune into this blog and find the ol”moonheaded-Irishman, Jim Galloway, confessing that his paycheck is signed by the 1 %. Then I’ll have some sort of explanation for the stuff he’s posted on this blog.

Surely he knows better. After all, he’s Irish.

Stating the obvious...

November 2nd, 2011
6:18 am

This is merely a collection of the biggest losers in the metro Atlanta Area; nevertheless, the old hippie, Jim Galloway, just can’t help himself…he loves this group of misfits.

Jackie

November 2nd, 2011
6:23 am

Perhaps the Occupiers should go find Anne Cox Chambers home since she is assuredly part of the 1% they so loathe.

cloudodust

November 2nd, 2011
7:05 am

Too bad construction in the downtown area is nil, else the rebirth of the Hardhats circa the ’60’s could take care of what the goverment refuses to address. Guess we must wait until early voting 2012 to do the job ourselves.

Philosopher

November 2nd, 2011
8:26 am

“Woodruff Park angers me. It is not a pleasant sight walking to class with all those homeless people out there. It is a disgrace to the city of Atlanta not making the heart of the city more pleasant.”
Ahhhhh…poor baby! I can see that you have your priorities in order! Well, at least they accomplished half their mission with you…they got the unpleasant through. Now, if you can put that together with how unpleasant life has become for millions of Americans -so unpleasant that they will attempt to bring light to the problem in this manner- you will be half awake.

Bill Orvis White

November 2nd, 2011
8:33 am

Two words: fire extinguishers. This pond scum will only fester causing disease since these people will engage in immoral sexual activity, public urination, defecation, drug use, drinking and food consumption. It needs to be cleaned out yesterday!

I pray that all of America’s mayors use common sense to clear these vagrants out of all public places.

Why should WE THE PEOPLE who help to expand the economy be paying millions of dollar$ a day to support these deadbeats who have no idea what they are protesting? Most of this pond scum consists of yippies and spoiled college kids who have their mommies clean their underwear after they’ve wetted them.

Amen,
Bill

Also, HEBREWS FOR HERMAN: http://tinyurl.com/3nc9ums

Alexander

November 2nd, 2011
8:34 am

The leaders of OA, like the leaders of TPE and TPP just found a product that sells. They are not interested in any political ideology. Watch’em. They are motivated by profit. Come up with something that has less substance than air, schedule media events, collect the money. Call it the K. Kardashian model.

Alexander

November 2nd, 2011
8:39 am

… and the late murderer’s name should not be spoken in the same sentence with the great and giving Robert Woodruff.

MrLiberty

November 2nd, 2011
8:44 am

These folks should be occupying the Federal Reserve Bank on Peachtree instead. The Federal Reserve is the root cause of every problem they are complaining about and the root cause of every economic bubble and collapse we have seen since 1913.

SAWB

November 2nd, 2011
8:51 am

“… and the late murderer’s name should not be spoken in the same sentence with the great and giving Robert Woodruff.”

Amen…