The Occupy Lincoln people have taken their places on the Mall.
And they now have VERY specific demands (unlike their brethren at Occupy Wall St.).
They are as follows:
- Warm Clothes (Preferably wool or synthetic materials)
- Blankets (Preferably wool or fleece)
- Sleeping bags (non-cotton)
- serving spoons
- sauce pan
- tea pot
- propane (No liquid fuel, please)
- Folding table
- folding chairs
- Any type of general salad fixings
- any food (non-perishable)
- vegan food
- Erasable white boards and markers (the larger the better)
- Monetary donations
Oh. Wait a second.
Those are just the things that the Occupiers would like YOU to GIVE them. For free.
See, they are having a gas of time camping out by the Capitol. But they didn’t have time, prior to setting up their tents and lean-to’s, to bring their OWN clothing, or blankets, or cutlery or food. And not just any food. Vegan food! Oh and tobacco. Because what’s a protest without some tofu and Marlboro Reds?
Well, at least we got a few specifics from their Facebook page. But what about from the “protesters” themselves. They must want to get their messages out about what they want done about inequality and corporate greed and such, right?
Well, intrepid reporter Jeremy Jensen treked out to question these folks, and here is what he got:
Wow. Well, a very talkative, fairly intelligent non-protester/observer. But nothing from the campers themselves. Maybe they have a photo of Jeremy up on their tent walls (sort of like the health-inspector’s photo at a restaurant), so they won’t talk to him.
Or maybe they just don’t have anything worthwhile to say and are not really sure why they are there.
But remember, while you are at work, taking the kids to school, paying bills, and generally contributing to society…
…they will be out camping, waiting for you to bring them supplies they apparently forgot. So pay attention to them. Even if they don’t say anything. Or have anything to say.
The Federal Election Commission website is now updated with all of the fundraising numbers updated at the quarter. We had not heard from many of the NE-2 candidates, save Lee Terry, so here is what we found:
TOTAL: $19,688 ($18K from himself)
nada (in too late)
Note that at this point in the 2010 campaign, Democrat Tom White had raised $207,000 and had $197,000 COH. The DCCC may look at Ewing’s numbers — which were compiled before his arrest warrant went public — and consider just how much support they will bother giving him.
And then the rest:
As you may have read, Heineman got together in Omaha with Governors from Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and North Dakota to talk about flooding on the Missouri River. Heineman expressed the consensus of those present that containing flooding was their top concern.
But Schweitzer, who attended by phone — and let reporters listen-in to the otherwise private discussion — did not agree. He is not as concerned about flooding destroying houses, farms, animals, interstates and roads down river, so much as he is concerned about water skiers in Montana.
In any case, when Schweitzer got pissy with Governor Dave about him passing out his talking point, Heineman responded:
“If you show up you could bring that damn data with you and share it with us.”
And then from Montana Watchdog:
Heineman later added that the Omaha meeting site did not have the capability for Power Point presentations. “Don’t you have electricity?” Schweitzer asked.
At Monday’s meeting, Schweitzer told the governors they were relying on incorrect data to make decisions and said Heineman did not pass along his information.
“You can fly to Nebraska anytime,” Heineman said. “Nebraska is not that far.”
And we at Occupy Leavenworth Street have put out our demands:
- Salty, fatty food
- Toblerone bars
- A fully decked out Winnebago, with satellite
We will continue to occupy Leavenworth Street until our demands are met.
In the mean time, you can ALSO help us in our Occupy Leavenworth Street movement by purchasing your vegan treats, erasable white boards and other items you were already going to buy via Leavenworth Street’s Amazon.com links and banners! No extra cost to you or the occupiers, and you give us a little support for our movement. Power to the Bloggers!