Skip to comments.Protesters heading home for holiday
Posted on 11/23/2011 12:38:00 AM PST by raccoonradio
Occupy Thanksgiving Table
Occupy Bostons tent city is no settlement of hardy New England Pilgrims. Many of the unwashed and infamous Dewey Square squatters apparently will be heading home, as Occupy takes a holiday for Thanksgiving.
A random sampling yesterday found few committed to sticking around for turkey in the cold.
Lori Owens, 40, of Rochester, N.H., said shes northbound to spend the holiday with her husband and two teenage children, who she admits think her current preOccupation is a little crazy.
Im going to fix Thanksgiving dinner and hang out with my family, and then on Saturday Im coming back, Owens said. I havent seen my family in a week. ... I miss them and Im cold. Id like to go back home and get in a bathtub and not have to walk two blocks to the bathroom.
Im going to see my family, said Bianca Piemonte, 21, who said shes been camped out for most of Occupy Bostons nearly two-month protest. My moms in a shelter somewhere and she wants me to go have dinner with her.
David Lindsay, 29, said, Im going to go to New Hampshire. To be with my family.
A recent, well-intentioned Brown University graduate who was claiming Occupyhood by dint of his $500 donation to the cause seemed distinctly disinterested, even a little alarmed, yesterday when the Occupiers invited him to camp out. Who can blame him? A 45-minute stroll around the dingy camp was livened up by the arrival of cops to break up a fight.
One transplant from Orlando said he might stay ... depending on whats on the Occupy menu. An Occupy food tent volunteer refused to say what that might be, but a glance around was not particularly appetizing. The ban on fire there is compelling some Occupiers to relocate to Franklin Park so they can use an open flame to cook their turkey day feed.
Michael Semino, 25, said hes going to spend the holiday with his girlfirends family, though he insisted it will be a merry time at Occupy Boston.
Were getting turkey donated and gonna have it at the food tent and bang it all up and do everything here. Its becoming a nice community.
Die-hard Occupier Robert LaGrange, 46, was the only one the Herald found who was willing to commit to Thanksgiving on the windswept square.
Im gonna hang out here and wash dishes, he said. I believe that Occupation is important. Ive got other Thanksgivings to do with my family.
The Heralds random polling suggests it might be a lonely dinner.
Heres a thought. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is under a judges order not to clear out the camp. But with so many Occupiers suspending their free speech exercise for the holiday, why shouldnt Menino be free to reclaim Dewey Square and his dignity by plowing the tents into Boston Harbor?
That would be something to be thankful for.
Howie Carr list ping
heavy rain some wind on the way...
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. (Maine/NH might get some...)
>>Were getting turkey donated
They’re not vegans? No “tofurkey”?
If I was your husband, I would tell you that you are NOT welcome home!
Lori, are you having fun with the great unwashed? Your kids misses you MORON!
Paraphrasing the Smokie song from the ‘70s, “Lori, Who the f* is Lori?”
Some caring person here. Why doesn't she get a job and help her mother? Oh yeah. That's the Gov't job.
And while these losers have run home to mommy for Thanksgiving, may mummbles come to his senses and exterminate Dewey Square and surrounding areas and not allow these maggots back in, Amen.
Disgusting. What kind of person abandons her family for this sort of pathetic game? If I was her husband, I would have difficulty finding polite words for her total indifference to her own children. I hope she comes to her senses and becomes a parent again.