After almost two weeks the major media has little to say about the Occupy Wall Street protest that began on September 17, 2011 in New York City. Fox News did a couple derogatory segments, belittling the people there, especially Bill O'Reilly and the clowns on Red Eye. Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC did a couple honorable segments.
Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon also dropped in at the downtown protest at Zuccotti Park near Wall Street for a while.
And even a few long-term unemployed 99ers showed up too - such as Immy, Connie, Chris, Matt, Candida, and Sam - who had collaborated through chain emails and at the 99er Facebook group. (It's a shame that MSNBC's Ed Schultz couldn't be there to greet them). The 99ers also have an official White House petition at www.wh.gov/gK1 (Full text here).
And who knows, maybe a few more 99ers like Rhonda and Cindy will show up tomorrow too, but not many more. You see, most 99ers are so impoverished that they cannot afford gasoline or bus tickets to New York City to join the Occupy Wall Street protest that is growing in momentum daily (updates, links, and video here).
The 99ers are so emaciated - they do not have the physical strength to walk or hitch-hike to New York City to join the revolt against the
corporate take-over of our once civilized and civil society.
Instead, many of the 99ers are occupying "Wall Mart" because they're too poor to occupy Wall Street.
By day, millions of starving 99ers are occupying WalMart all across America looking for dropped change, recyclables and handouts to help them survive one more day.
By night, millions of homeless 99ers are occupying WalMart all across America spending the night in their vehicles in WalMart parking lots, praying that tomorrow will somehow be better.
The 99ers wish well to all those brave souls that are protesting the corporate greed and corruption in New York City, and they pray for their safety as a few white shirts on the New York City Police Department are using more aggressive and violent methods in their attempts to suppress the First Amendment of the United States of America.