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RNC protesters looking worse for the wear
St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 30, 2012 | Marissa Lang and Kim Wilmath

Posted on 08/30/2012 11:08:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

TAMPA — The heat, the chanting, the marching: It was all becoming too much.

Protesters, who were scheduled to occupy companies owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital empire all day Thursday, were having a tough time mustering the gusto.

The plan was to start at a Domino's Pizza, about two blocks away from unofficial RNC protest headquarters Romneyville in downtown Tampa.

But after lunchtime, the tents were looking pretty cozy.

It didn't sit well with one Occupy Wall Street protester, a 21-year-old woman who would only identify herself as Ducky.

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


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Earlier...... Police food donation has protesters eating their words "The boxed lunches — sandwiches, fruit and ice cold bottled water — came after police heard that protesters were getting low on provisions. It didn't help that the big blue school bus-turned-kitchen that had been parked at Romneyville all week left for New Orleans this morning, to help hungry people there."....


1 posted on 08/30/2012 11:09:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Before the bus departed for New Orleans...


2 posted on 08/30/2012 11:11:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I bet most of the ‘protesters’ didn’t even know what it was they were supposed to be protesting, just show up and tote this sign and yell a lot, chant what we tell you......


3 posted on 08/30/2012 11:14:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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Elizabeth Arce, of New York City, NY, uses rainwater coming off of a tarp to shower
Wednesday afternoon at the Occupy encampment called Romneyville in Tampa.
4 posted on 08/30/2012 11:14:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks well fed to me........


5 posted on 08/30/2012 11:16:02 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Pizza, we want a slice of pizza. Not yours!"

What an awkward chant.

6 posted on 08/30/2012 11:16:35 AM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Red Badger

A protestor at Camp Romneyville played a harmonica after a rain-soaked march through
downtown Tampa on Monday afternoon.
7 posted on 08/30/2012 11:19:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RPTMS

I remember when Newt came to Seattle during the contract with america thing. I was with a bunch of supporters and we were facing off with a couple hundred protesters. The guy next to me had a “pocket trumpet”. It was the tubing of a full sized trumpet but really short. I got him to play the tune to “All we are saying, is give peace a chance”, and then I gave five or six guys around me instructions. We then started singing, with the trumpet, “All we are saying, is give Newt a chance.” It went viral through our crowd. It was a hoot.

It was a good chant.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 11:23:01 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks kinda like Woodstock.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Probably the closest thing to a bath they had in days.............


10 posted on 08/30/2012 11:24:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: RPTMS
It didn't sit well with one Occupy Wall Street protester, a 21-year-old woman who would only identify herself as Ducky.


A young girl going by the name of "Ducky" uses chalk to make art and political messages in the Romneyville protester camp on the second official day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.


A protester calling himself Vermin Supreme shouts at police in riot gear on the second official day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

11 posted on 08/30/2012 11:27:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It is what obama want America to look like in a few years..


12 posted on 08/30/2012 11:28:23 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Let me see if I got this straight. It's hot and raining. Dumb Arce stands under cover of the tarp for a drip "shower". Soap appears to have not been involved.

Elizabeth Arce, of New York City, NY, uses rainwater coming off of a tarp to shower Wednesday afternoon at the Occupy encampment called Romneyville in Tampa.

13 posted on 08/30/2012 11:28:51 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Red Badger

Looks like the rain of the Lords nature kind of dampened their spirits.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hang on. The police are giving food to protestors?

I wonder who paid for the food, and for their time.

Oh right.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 11:29:32 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The heat, the chanting, the marching: It was all becoming too much.

Well...welcome to August in Florida!

16 posted on 08/30/2012 11:32:56 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Umm, a boot belongs on a foot, not a head. I think this picture sums up the level of sense in the Occupy movement.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 11:33:07 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So, these geniuses of planning didn’t know that it would be hot and humid in Florida...in August.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 11:34:03 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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.............”Romneyville has other problems. Over the past four months, at least 30 people, mostly the homeless, have been booted out of the camp for violating a policy of no drugs and alcohol.

“We need to help (the homeless), but we’re a political homeless camp,” Wright said. “We need to maintain decorum.”

On Tuesday, an argument broke out between two campers. Scuffles and fights are not uncommon, residents said.

“This is like herding cats,” organizer John Alexander said. “You’re working with disparate groups, trying to find similarities among them.”

Gaylen Hall, an activist who visited the camp Tuesday, said the heat and humidity could be influencing how people act.

“And people are getting only about three hours of sleep in less than ideal conditions,” he said.

Tarah Colon, who is living in Romneyville with her 11-month-old son, said she also has experienced problems living there.

“Someone stole our money,” she said. “If we don’t raise $200 ... we won’t be able to pay for the vans” to get home.

Then there’s the state of the camp.

Several of its trademark pink tents that first garnered Romneyville recognition were ripped to shreds by summer storms over the past few months, Wright said.

With no new donated tents, 30 people sleep under a flatbed trailer on the property that should have been used as a stage for speeches, Wright said.

The camp has no running water, and its makeshift kitchen is running low on food. Residents have hung up wet clothing on a rope strung between two parking meters, or draped garments over a barbed-wire fence.”........

http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2012/aug/29/namaino6-romneyville-is-a-haven-lost-ar-476842/


19 posted on 08/30/2012 11:34:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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I haven’t kept up...there what, all of 20 there?

Some wevolution...


20 posted on 08/30/2012 11:34:14 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think I remember that guy from a protest a few years back (pictures posted here.. and I think the protest was in New York)..


21 posted on 08/30/2012 11:34:32 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Gaylen Hall, an activist

Not the former Gator head football coach?

22 posted on 08/30/2012 11:36:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If I had nothing else to go on, those supporting the president would cause me to vote for someone else.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 11:37:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The leeches and parasites were surprised to find leeches and parasites in the camp


24 posted on 08/30/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“A protester calling himself Vermin Supreme shouts at police in riot gear”

Boothead man is a little old to be tangling with john law, if he’s not careful he’s gonna be wearing a boot somewhere else on/in his body!


25 posted on 08/30/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: agere_contra
Hang on. The police are giving food to protestors?

Yup. Sheer genius!

26 posted on 08/30/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1319 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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Fear me, for I am Boot Man! The heel of feeling will crush the banana peel of yuckiness!

27 posted on 08/30/2012 11:40:17 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Covenantor

Watta dumb arce.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Vermin Supreme, meet Burrito Supreme.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 11:42:28 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: mkmensinger
LINKED post #19: "Tarah Colon, who is living in Romneyville with her 11-month-old son, said she also has experienced problems living there."

More about Tara Colon - with good video "....Romneyville is a tent city which sprung up in a vacant parking lot on Tampa Street near I-275 for the Republican National Convention.

"This is reality," said Tara Colon, 36, who has lived in tent cities since she was a teenager.

The mother of five came to Tampa from Philadelphia because she is fighting homelessness and has concerns over a vanishing middle class in America. Colon's 16-year-old was born in a tent city."...

31 posted on 08/30/2012 11:43:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AppyPappy
I'm almost tempted to send them a donation so that they can support transporting and feeding more leeches and parasites at the Obamaville they have planned for DNC in Charlotte.

Almost.

32 posted on 08/30/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: Army Air Corps
Gaylen: "So what if I have a boot on my head?"

Officer: "Yes, but it's my boot, you thief."


33 posted on 08/30/2012 11:46:35 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Romneyville” is the Tampa OWS encampment that was re-named for the convention.

James Taranto wrote about it on Monday, when the convention was postponed. He said that it is in a very bad part of town, on a private lot, owned by some night club owner. The local businesses and residents have been pleading with the owner to kick them off, but he refuses. They are making life more difficult for people in an already poor neighborhood.

The driver of Taranto’s cab advised the reporters not to get out of the car because the encampment was not safe.


34 posted on 08/30/2012 11:48:11 AM PDT by Eva
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"Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"

35 posted on 08/30/2012 11:48:22 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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Sounds like they should call it Obamaville. Their gas money was stolen.

Hopefully there have been no rapes or murders yet.


36 posted on 08/30/2012 11:48:39 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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“This is reality,” said Tara Colon, 36, who has lived in tent cities since she was a teenager.

Tara Colon. A story about the dangers of anal sex in tent cities.


37 posted on 08/30/2012 11:49:03 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Protesters buying food with food stamps...ISN’T THAT JUST PERFECT.


38 posted on 08/30/2012 11:49:13 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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or...

"All we are sayyyyinnnngggg, is give soap a chance!"

39 posted on 08/30/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: onemiddleamerican

I think Charlotte shut that down.


40 posted on 08/30/2012 11:51:42 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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“they have stuff, we want their stuff”

sure, come on over to my house, I got something for ya.


41 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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Tarah Colon, who is living in Romneyville with her 11-month-old son, said she also has experienced problems living there."

.... Colon's 16-year-old was born in a tent city."...

These are the accreditation's of a mom whose probably been sucking off the welfare system since she started her "Big Adventure".....trying to be relevant for the cause.

Oh ya.... you got my attention now.....NOT!

42 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:38 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: SparkyBass

You don’t usually see OWS types being as blunt in their message of greed. Of course she misses the irony.


43 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:46 AM PDT by DaveInDallas
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"Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"

"I think it's because your boot is too tight."


44 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:52 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Occupy takes up shop in Tampa. The same Occupy that Ron Paul supported.


45 posted on 08/30/2012 11:54:51 AM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ll bet a lot of them would give anything to be back at home in moms basement.


46 posted on 08/30/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dfwgator
Vermin: "Officer, I smell urine."

Officer: "Maybe you shouldn't piss in your boot."


47 posted on 08/30/2012 11:56:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Eva
on a private lot, owned by some night club owner. The local businesses and residents have been pleading with the owner to kick them off, but he refuses.

Fortunately, Joe Redner (strip club magnate and big lib, the guy you're talking about) is kicking them out by September 15.

48 posted on 08/30/2012 11:58:22 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: mkmensinger
Umm, a boot belongs on a foot, not a head. I think this picture sums up the level of sense in the Occupy movement.

I think it just the result of putting your foot in your mouth and trying to shove your head up your behind, at the same time.

49 posted on 08/30/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Bikkuri
I think I remember that guy from a protest a few years back

Yeah, he's got his own Wikipedia page so his job must be a professional protestor.

50 posted on 08/30/2012 11:59:47 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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