Occupy DC Promises to Bring the Revolution—and Big Labor—to CPAC

Having been driven out of McPherson Square in Washington, D.C., Occupiers are now planning to set up camp at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, where they will harass the "bigots, media mouthpieces, corrupt politicians, and their 1 percent elite puppet masters" slated to attend this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. 

Occupiers will join up with the "AFL-CIO, SEIU, National Nurses United, Metro Labor Council, [and] OurDC" at Malcolm X Park (located at Euclid and 16th Streets NW). From there they will march to the Marriott in Woodley Park (that's a 1.2 mile hike.)

Once at the hotel, the Occupiers and their Big Labor compadres will "have actions" and "make our voices heard."

Occupiers are inviting "ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF REAL DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY AND POSITIVE DISCOURSE" to help them shout out people whose politics they find intolerable. 

Here is 1-percenter (and friend of Reason!) Peter Schiff speaking to the 99 at Occupy Wall Street: 

Bonus: Here's a video of me asking women at CPAC 2010 if they were there to find boyfriends; a question that got me flogged by every corner of the Internet for being a leering misogynist. (Not a single one of those sites, nor the conservative commenters who lit into my ass in the Youtube comments, awarded me mitigating points for having soundtracked the video with Jemina Pearl-led Be Your Own Pet.) 

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  • o3||

    lookin for a boyfriend?

    *SLAP*

    a girlfriend then?

  • jj||

    Riggs is right. Those women are not there because of ideology. Looks like salary is the big motivator.

  • CPAC Girl||

    When your choice is the unemployed guy at the Occupy camp or the guy with job driving the Lexus, the choice is easy.

    Ideology can suck it.

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  • ||

    I wonder if the Occupy types will continue their schtick up until the election, and produce a Chicago 1968-style backlash that costs Obama votes. The general public has certainly lost sympathy for them since they started.

  • Occupy Eyed||

    Fuck the general public.

    I am the 99%.

  • RobSmalls||

    Holy shit, coffee just came out my nose. Well played.

  • A Secret Band of Robbers||

    I don't see any upside for Team Blue, but I wonder if the Dems try to shut them down, will Occupy 1) turn against the Dems, or 2) blame it on the Republicans?

  • o3||

    nah, we'd false flag it & claim RW militia violence.

  • A Secret Band of Robbers||

    Interesting.

  • cynical||

    More like the DNC establishment will unleash hell on the occupiers. Occupy itself, who knows.

  • Room 237||

    Apparently blame it on the Republicans. After all, the D|C City government is uniformly Democratic (and fairly left wing democratic at that) and of course the federal government is Democratic. So teh response is to occupy CPAC.

    Obama -- here is your army!

  • Tonio||

    We can only hope, PapayaSF, we can only hope...

  • Brett L||

    No worries, the Republicans can outfuckup anything the Democrats can fuck up.

  • ||

    Occupiers will join up with the "AFL-CIO, SEIU, National Nurses United, Metro Labor Council, [and] OurDC" at Malcolm X Park (located at Euclid and 16th Streets NW). From there they will march to the Marriott in Woodley Park (that's a 1.2 mile hike.)

    They really don't understand the element of surprise, do they?

    If I were in charge of CPAC security, I'd make sure that I doubled up and that they were well prepared for the inevitable lemming rush.

  • ||

    I will note the constant progression of the OWS people towards being boilerplate TEAM BLUE, just as the Tea Party went boilerplate TEAM RED. Partisans are partisan. What a shock.

  • Spur||

    At least its a downhill hike from the Park to the Marriot...

  • Loki||

    Which is lucky for them considering their "coalition" consists of faggy hipster sociology students and fat lazy union shitstains, none of which have been naywhere near a gym in years.

  • ||

    Motherfucker, if you had studied the labor studies tables as extensively as me, you would understand how the element of surprise works.

  • o3||

    how many elements u say on the periodic table?

  • LHC||

    subject to change mate

  • ||

    Why don't you go back to your tractor pull, Warty?

  • ||

    Come back. When you have. Something. Substantive. To say.

  • Alack||

    Out of breath already, Stevie?

  • Gojira||

    To be fair, it wasn't the question you asked that led to the charges of misogyny, it was your frequent raping and beating of random women at the event followed by bellowed orders to make various food products and to clean random rooms.

  • ||

    Jimbo, go fetch me a turkey pot pie!

  • ||

    Oh Riggsy, you're incorrigible. I feel bad for the fattie on the left they were obviously (but all in all quite politely) trying to keep out of the frame.

    Anything you can do to piss off Amanda Marcotte is aces, dear Riggsy. Plus it's cute when you say "y'all."

  • Riggs||

    The great thing was that conservatives were even angrier. I united the Internet.

  • ||

    "Y'all" is awesome when it's said by someone to whom it comes naturally, and tremendously annoying when it's said as an affectation by Northern white people. It slips out of me sometimes and makes me sound like an asshole, but I swear I honestly picked it up from my Texan mom.

    Note that "youse", or, even worse, "yinz", are never, ever, ever, acceptable.

  • ||

    I can honestly say that as a horrible, evil Yankee, I have never uttered the word "y'all", and never will.

  • Sparky||

    So it just came out as "yewall" then?

  • ||

    You say "youse", don't you, you disgusting wop?

  • ||

    I talk like Thurston Howell III, you inbred cretin. I would never say "youse".

  • Sudden||

    Correction: You mention frequently that you only fuck a OWS chick if she permits you to "youse" a condom.

  • Gojira||

    At least it's a contraction of two real words.

  • ryan||

    Why do you hate contractions? Mysoginist!

  • A Secret Band of Robbers||

    I had a linguistics prof from Ohio who adopted y'all when she moved here because she considered it to be the best second person plural in English. She was also fond of double modals.

  • ||

    A lot of Ohio is the South, though.

  • ||

    So, what of this whole "Ohioans don't have an accent" business? I don't think it's as true as you people would like to believe.

  • ||

    It's sort of true. Cleveland, and, I think, Toledo, has an awful Great Lakes accent, Youngstown has an awful Yinzer accent and south and southeast Ohio are full Kentucky/West Virginia. But great swaths of the state have the extremely neutral North Midland accent.

    North American dialect map

  • ||

    That map is othering and a microaggression. There is no way British Columbians share a dialect with dorky sounding Saskatchewanians (Saskatchewaners? I don't even know).

  • ||

    Saskatchquatches.

  • ||

    Give the ubiquity of popular culture, I consider almost any accent pure affectation at this point.

  • KDN||

    Youngstown has an awful Yinzer accent

    I've spent a fair amount of time with metro-Youngstown natives and have never, ever picked up on this; they may have been at the edge of Cleveland territory, though. Hell, I was mixed between the two sets at the Devils game on Sunday (both areas being Pens territory) and the difference between the two was stark.

    That map seems to be way off in Western and Central Jersey. People near I-195 and around Warren County sound far more like those from near-Upstate NY / West Connecticut than Philadelphia or far-Upstate NY respectively.

  • ||

    It's not as awful as the full-blown Pittsburgh yinzer accent, but it's there.

    And I'm speaking in sweeping generalities here. Most people in Cleveland speak like normal people, but some have that horrible grating Canada-lite accent. Same for Youngstown.

  • Joe||

    I thought they killed metros in Youngstown.

  • Brett L||

    I love that map. "Simple r droppers" sounds like scientific equipment.

  • ||

    Hell the difference between accents in the Akron/Canton area and Cleveland is pretty striking. The transition area of southern Cuyahoga County and Medina, Northern Summit, and Northern Portage Counties are a total mixed bag with a disturbing amount of yinzer thrown in. It's almost like it follows the snowbelt.

  • o3||

    when i first returned to the NEO after 10 yrs, i could distinctly hear a canadian accent (also nasal).

  • Paul||

    Ohioans absolutely have an accent... haven't you guys watched Gillespie on the videos?

  • ||

    He's not from Ohio. He's from Cincinnati.

  • Randy||

    I have no accent. Why? Because when I travel north, people say I have a southern accent and when I go south, they say I have a northern accent. So like the baby bear in Goldilocks, I must be just right....

  • Ted S.||

    If "y'all" is unacceptable, what about all of you?

  • Brett L||

    2nd person plural is "all y'all"

  • Korduroy Kristen||

    My college roommate was from Texas, and I've lived in the Old Dominion for 12 years now, so "y'all" comes out of my mouth quite by accident. It's mortifying to be in a gas station in northern Vermont and say "do y'all have any Pepsi Throwback?". We mercilessly mocked our 7th grade English teacher because of her southern drawl, and now karma, it appears, is a beyotch.

  • Paul||

    I was born and raised in southern New Mexico on the Texas border. One of my best friends was born in Indiana but grew up with me in New Mexico.

    I never say y'all, he always says it.

    Nothing in life makes any sense.

  • ||

    My "y'all" is mostly gone. I had it until my exile in the Midwest. It pops back on occasion, especially if I'm around my more "Southern" relatives. Of course, I'm from the Deep South, so not that surprising. Accent's almost completely gone, too.

  • Brett L||

    I miss the days when you could know how long a person had been in FL by the way they pronounced Miami. Oldtimers would say "Miamuh".

  • ||

    Not a single one of those sites, nor the conservative commenters who lit into my ass in the Youtube comments, awarded me mitigating points for having soundtracked the video with Jemina Pearl-led Be Your Own Pet.

    That's only because you picked the wrong one. "Adventure" is much more appropriate for seeking out CPAC women seeking boyfriends.

  • Paul||

    OT: Komen Official Resigns after Planned Parenthood Flap, Power of Demagoguery Explodes in Face.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....komen.html

  • protefeed||

    They lit into you for asking twice if they were there to find cute boyfriends?

    Because teenage-ish girls NEVER go somewhere with the thought of maybe meeting guys they might date. Never.

    Seems like an actual journalistic question.

  • el Commentariosa||

  • ||

    The natural high that comes from traveling in your own, personally-generated, eco-friendly cloud of smug.

  • ||

    The natural high

    90% of it is oxygen deprivation.

  • ||

    Auto-asphyxiation, of course. And masturbation.

  • Loki||

    Cyclists can't masturbate. They're sterile from all those years of wearing bike shorts and stradling bike seats.

  • Brett L||

    Knowing that my manbits are being compressed and deformed in such a way as to severely increase my cancer chances makes me a sad pedler.

  • ||

    makes me a sad pedler

    So does that make you more of an Ezr Vinh when the love of his life Tricia becomes focused, or more like Pham Nuwen when he realizes his goal of a universal hegemony will not come to fruition?

    (Full disclosure: I just finished A Deepness in the Sky and thought it was pretty awesome.)

  • Paul||

    Could we settle once and for all that straight people will use 'girlfriend or boyfriend' and gay people will use 'partner'. This new trend with straight people to refer to their partner is horribly confusing to me.

  • ||

    A dude I know is banging a chick who identifies as some sort of genderqueer dude, or something, and wants to be called 'him'. He calls her his partner. I don't understand any of it.

  • ||

    Does she have a dick?

  • ||

    I'm pretty sure she doesn't.

  • Loki||

    Tell her until she gets a dick you're going to keep calling her "her". If lucky then she/he'll actually go through with the sex change, and you'll be able to sit back and see if your friend stays with her/him once she/he has a penis.

    Also if you can, convince her to get a dick bigger than your friend's just to add to the awkwardness.

  • ||

    Does "girlfriend/boyfriend" sound a little ridiculous on grownups of a certain age? I will feel a kind of self-conscious referring to a grown and sexy man over 40 as my "boyfriend." Lots of my friends/coworkers use the generic "S.O." for significant other, which I like. It is easy and catchall.

  • ||

    Just call him your bangmaid.

  • ||

    Nice. "Handsome Companion" also works. Thanks, Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

  • ||

    Bangbutler.

  • ||

    Mobile Penile Unit

  • Zeb||

    It is really weird when you hear old people talking about their girlfriend. And does seem a little silly for people out of their 20s. But that does seem to be the most common these days.

  • Paul||

    I will feel a kind of self-conscious referring to a grown and sexy man over 40 as my "boyfriend."

    Mine calls me dumbass. I mean, if I had a girlfriend she'd call me dumbass. Probably.

  • Loki||

    What are the social rules on use of the term "fuckslut"? That's what I call my wife, but I'm not sure if it's appropriate in public.

  • Randy||

    Odin frowns on the term, so I certainly wouldn't use it in his presence when you visit Asgard.

  • Sudden||

    I call my wife my ex-fiance. It sounds classy and french.

  • Brett L||

    Your friends with kids will also frown at you. Mostly in jealousy.

  • Zeb||

    Nobody should use "partner". There are way too many situations where it is ambiguous whether you mean business partner, sexual partner or bridge partner. I propose that "bitch" be the new, gender neutral, marriage agnostic term. Either that or boyfriend/girlfriend. That works if you are gay too.

  • ||

    All of the really strong motherfuckers I've known are pretty happy dudes, for what it's worth. I think just doing stuff with your body naturally makes you happy.

  • Zeb||

    Yeah. Exercise makes you feel good, physically and mentally.

  • Joe M||

    There is no way in hell I could every cycle 35 miles to work in the middle of a Houston summer.

  • Sparky||

    "So, why are you at CPAC this year?"

    *blank stare* "Uh, conservative values and stuff."

    Stare long at the future of this country.

  • o3||

    microagressive male gaze causes othering

  • ||

    A much better take on the concept

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/us.....up-chicks/

  • cw||

    "[B]igots, media mouthpieces, corrupt politicians, and their 1 percent elite puppet masters" slated to attend this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.

    "ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF REAL DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY AND POSITIVE DISCOURSE[.]"

    Is it any wonder no one takes them seriously?

  • Paul||

    Riggs, are you like the Stuttering John of Reason? The guy they send out to ask all the impertinent questions at press junkets?

  • ||

    This is really bad I know. But it would really be a win win if these assholes assaulted Gingrich, not kill him just assault him. It would totally discredit their movement and create a huge backlash. And if someone has to be a martyr, why can't it be an asshole like the Titties?

    Okay, I will wait for lightening to strike me now.

  • Loki||

    Do you really want titties to be turned into a martyr? That might get him quire a few sympathy votes.

  • Zeb||

    Then maybe they should kill him. (That should take some of the heat off of John.)

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Riggs, you should have asked her to show you the bouncy, black leather couches.

    You already sounded like you were the new guy at BangBus. Might as well take it to its natural conclusion.

  • Colonel_Angus||

    They're gonna bring Prince fuck yeah. Do Purple Rain. Game, BLOUSES.

  • Old Mexican||

    Having been driven out of McPherson Square in Washington, D.C., Occupiers are now planning to set up camp at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, where they will harass the "bigots, media mouthpieces, corrupt politicians, and their 1 percent elite puppet masters" slated to attend this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.

    Occupiers will join up with the "AFL-CIO, SEIU, National Nurses United, Metro Labor Council,[...]


    The ODC will come to protest against the puppetmasters accompanied by their own puppetmasters. It will be a veritable Punching Judy show.

  • NotSure||

    Who are these 1 percent puppet masters ? last time I checked the majority of the mega rich and powerful Americans pretty much support most of these peoples viewpoints.

  • Zeb||

    They might support Democrats, but I doubt most rich people support the OWS people's viewpoints. Also (and I really don't know) are most very rich people like that, or just the ones you see on TV?

  • NotSure||

    I suppose they think that disrupting conferences is "positive discourse", I would hate to see what their negative discourse is about.

  • ||

    down twinkles, dude. Your microaggression of our alternative modes of discourse is totally othering us.

  • Loki||

    Occupiers are inviting "ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF REAL DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY AND POSITIVE DISCOURSE"

    It's official; Occutards have no sense of irony.

  • ChrisO||

    I haven't been down to the McPherson Square area in months. How many of those occutards were actually still there at the end? They lucked out with the warm winter we've had, but you'd think some of them would have gotten bored/had their stash run out.

  • ChrisO||

    BTW, the only way you could drag me to anything like CPAC (regardless of ideology) is with an open bar.

    Listening to people drone on all day about politics? Not if I'm sober.

  • Nash||

    My God the occupy crowd are morons.

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