#OWS: Jackson, MS

The Occupation Crowd made it to Smith Park in Jackson, yesterday. Nuke’s contributor, Jseedubya was there to provide us with some idea of what happened.

I went to the Occupy Jackson Rally this morning. I wanted to see for myself what this “movement” was all about. I understand the basis of their complaints, corporate greed, and the fact that politicians favor Wall Street over Main Street. In fact, I can relate to their anger as I too am having a tough time in this degraded economy. I agree that there needs to be some significant changes to the status quo, and I was curious to hear their ideas, if any, that the 99 percenters were promoting.

Some of what I saw was just plain bizarre. They claim to have no “leader”, but one fellow wearing a “wifebeater” t-shirt, and oversize belt buckle with a pot leaf emblem on it, did seem to be the head honcho. He would make a statement, and the crowd would repeat his words, almost like the were chanting. Then they would throw their hands up in the air like an old-time tent revival, and wiggle their fingers in agreement with the chanting.

There were signs in the park that said “Park Closes at 7:00 PM.” I didn’t stick around to see if the hippies would test the patience of the Police or not. JPD is not known for suffering fools gladly.

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update: HA-check out these endorsements!

Grim Reaper Update

jseedubya posits this update to the Grim Reaper thread

“The Reaper happens to be an old friend of mine, Seedub – a confidante, if you will. I choose to disclose this fact to you not, as I’m sure it will seem to many, in some vein of shameless name-dropping, but rather out of concern for you.

Don’t get your hopes up about Obama:
A while ago, in the Reaper’s very presence, I surmised that your favorite politician was Ted Kennedy. Forgive my interference if undue or unfounded.”

(Christopher Lynn McClain @ facebook)

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