Or they went somewhere else but either way, their promised reappearance once classes let out last May has er, never happened, despite the left’s fervent promise that we were witnessing a permanent revolution.
The press anticipated more:
ABC News/Huffington Post:
It’s shaping up to be a busy spring for Occupy. The movement born last year in a New York City park has come roaring back to life this week after a period of hibernation. It promises to be even livelier in weeks and months to come.
Christian Science Monitor: “Occupy movement plans to spring back into actions”
And so on. So far, the only thing the protestors have been able to concoct is a summer camp in Brooklyn, with just two campers.
Then, on Maspeth Avenue, Mr. Wedes asked the campers what they knew about the Occupy effort. Leslie seemed unsure about the subject, but Jonathan said at once, “It was the fight against the 1 percent by the 99 percent.”
“That’s exactly right!” Mr. Wedes exclaimed.
With any luck, the oh-so-radical children will detour from Nantucket on their way back to campus to riot at the Democrat Convention and remind voters why the Democrats, who supported and encouraged these people, have to go. I’m hopeful.
Thomas Friedman’s “Green House” – really!
Anointed PowerLine’s ”Green Weenie of the Week”
“As I’ve long argued, if Washington bureaucrats and the environmental movement had known five years ago that the gas boom was coming, they would surely have done something to stop it (as indeed they are now trying to roll it back), and Tom Friedman would surely have added his voice to the chorus saying cheap natural gas was something we had to stop. Friedman himself makes the case today:
But, as the energy and climate expert Hal Harvey puts it, there is just one big, hugely important question to be asked about this natural gas bounty: “Will it be a transition to a clean energy future, or does it defer a clean energy future?”
That is the question — because natural gas is still a fossil fuel. . . there is a hidden, long-term, cost: A sustained gas glut could undermine new investments in wind, solar, nuclear and energy efficiency systems — which have zero emissions — and thus keep us addicted to fossil fuels for decades.
That would be reckless.
So what does Friedman recommend? Continued subsidies to renewable energy sources like wind and solar “for years to come” so that they “remain competitive.” (Memo to Friedman: requiring subsidies means that your business isn’t “competitive.” Just check the NY Timesstock price.) And he wants—wait for it—a carbon tax: “….
Top aide to Connecticut Democrat Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, one Laura Jordan , Esq., turns out to have spent her time last legislative session emailing and texting status reports on the cigarette roll-your-own bill to Donovan’s former chief of staff who was passing along cash to Donovan to get it killed. But nothing wrong or unusual about that, according to Donovan’s protectors.
House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden … said that [that] although the indictment describes communications between the aide and Nassi, “There is nothing in the indictment that suggests that there was anything that took place to compromise legislation.”
“What we have from the indictment is an allegation from the federal authorities that text communications took place between Josh Nassi and an aide,” Sharkey said. “Nothing in the indictment says that the next thing occurred — which is if there was communication that was done to affect that legislation. Nothing like that’s been alleged.”
You understand how that works, right? Donovan’s top aide chats regularly with Donovan’s campaign Nassi on lots of subjects: “How’s your mother?” “How ’bout them Red Sox, eh?” And “oh, by the way, that bill our boss is supposed to be burying? Here’s what’s going on with that”. That’s just two old friends catching up with each other and, as Mr. Sharkey says, nothing to indicate even a whiff of corruption.
UPDATE: Attorney Jordan has now taken a leave of absence. ”To spend more time with her family” is usually the explanation proffered in these cases.
Power from the people, right on!
Republicans, Democrats to use rickshaws at their conventions.“There are lots of the “Little People” who want a chance to participate in these events,” White House campaign chief David Axelrod explains, “and this will give them a chance to show their solidarity with their leaders. Forward!”
In fact, look for Pelosi, Obummer, Mitt et als to man the pedals for quick photo-ops before designating aides to propel them to the convention halls.
Mr. Kennedy, you didn’t build that house!
Kennedy clan denied permission by Kennedy clan to treat Hyannis compound as private playground.
Ted’s widow donated (nice estate tax deduction, no?) the property to the Mary Jo Kopechne Trust after he died and now won’t let Bobby Jr.’s 18-year-old kid put up his 20-year-old girlfriend for a few weeks.
That’s a tragedy, alright, but here’s the real one: the “trust” took $32 million from taxpayers in 2010 and probably more (awaiting rumored – pedophile Harry Reid to file their 2011 tax return) last year. And what, exactly, are we getting for our money?