Occupy Pasadena Protesters Look to Ruin the Tournament of Roses New Years Day Parade


There is a time and place for protests, the New Years Day Tournament of Roses Parade happens not to be one of them.  I will say this, that if these fools mar this event in front of millions of onlookers, they will permanently seal their fate.

The Occupy Wall Street Pasadena protesters look to ruin the Tournament of Roses Parade and march in the parade against corporate greed. Huh? Maybe some one should tell these leaches that the individuals, bands, and organizations that are picked to march in the parade are done so years in advance. Lt. Plhunte Riddle of the Pasadena Police Department stated the protesters have the right to walk down the street after the conclusion of the parade. Maybe they can make themselves useful and pick up the horse dung after the parade is concluded.

Although an Occupy Wall Street protest group in Pasadena, Calif., tried to get a slot to march in the Rose Parade upcoming on Jan. 2, officials with the parade said no. The group now plans to march along after the end of the parade to protest what they view as corporate greed.

In November, the Occupy group announced its plans to “occupy” the parade, but the Pasadena Tournament of Roses provided a statement on Wednesday to CNSNews.com saying that protesters would “not be taking part in the Rose Parade” because only official entries, approved by the tournament well in advance of the event, can take part in the event.

par·a·site? ?/?pær??sa?t/  Show Spelled[par-uh-sahyt] 

a person who receives support, advantage, or the like, from another or others without giving any useful or proper return, as one who lives on the hospitality of others.

The following comes from the parasites at OccupytheRoseParade.org. It is true, these protesters are parasites. They need a host in order to survive, they cannot do things, i.e. protests, on their own because no one would give a flip they were even there.  I truly hope that the media covering the Tournament of Roses parade, ABC, NBC and HGTV do not actually cover these individuals who  look to get free publicity off the backs of others, namely the sponsors that they protesters so detest.

The site also states: “Please join us on-site in Pasadena on Jan 1-2, 2012 for an Occupy Human Float and demonstration that will be seen by 50 million Americans and 200,000,000 people around the world — LIVE. Our primary messages ‘Corporate Money Out of Politics,’ ‘OCCUPY’ & ‘Corporations are Not People.’”

Check out the reason why they think its ok to interfere with an event. Who died and made these dirt bags the decision makers of America? The Occupy protesters hate the US military and troops as seen by their disdain that the 2012 Grand Marshall, J.R. Martinez dare be an Iraq war soldier.

Why Occupy the Rose Parade? The answer is simple.

The Rose Parade is an ideal messaging vehicle. Not only has it become far too militarized (see, for example, the choice of this year’s 2012 Grand Marshall, J.R. Martinez– an Iraq war soldier) and far too corporatized with major banks & financial institutions increasingly undwriting many of the floats. Tens of thousands will converge to protest the complete breakdown of U.S. Justice & Wall Street’s revolving door and the 1%’s de facto control & takeover of America’s political, cultural & economic systems.
I.e., the corporate/banking takeover of public spaces & the militarization of events such as the Pasadena Rose Parade.

How pathetic is it that cities have to pay more money by beefing up law enforcement to deal with these menaces? Pasadena police had to ramp up for Occupy the Rose Parade protesters. You know when police must ramp up for events, when there are terror concerns. You make the comparisons.

In response to the planned demonstration by Occupy, the Pasadena Police Department has doubled down on the number of law enforcement agents that will patrol the streets and skies during the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2, police Lt. Phlunte Riddle said.

The exact number of additional police officers, sheriff’s deputies, California Highway Patrol officers and federal agents remains secret.

“We have partnered with federal, state and local agencies and have sufficient coverage for the Rose Parade,” Riddle said. “We have increased staffing this year but what the number is, is something we don’t share.”

UPDATE I: Thanks for the link, Gateway Pundit.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Occupy Pasadena Protesters Look to Ruin the Tournament of Roses New Years Day Parade”

    1. Occupy the Rose Parade | The Lonely Conservative on December 29th, 2011 12:03 pm

      [...] be surprising if ABC and NBC give it to them. Maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad thing, as Scared Monkeys pointed out.I will say this, that if these fools mar this event in front of millions of onlookers, [...]

    2. Tournament of Roses Parade … “Just Imagine” a Parade Void of Occupy Rose Parade Parasite Protesters & Foolish Octopus Float | Scared Monkeys on December 30th, 2011 6:56 pm

      [...] no mistake about it, the Occupy Rose Parade protesters goal was initially to ruin the parade and interject themselves into it so that millions of people would see them. They wanted to march in [...]

    3. Occupy Pasedna Protesters & Their Plastic Occupus get ZERO TV Coverage from HGTV, NBC and CBS … “You get Nothing” | Scared Monkeys on January 2nd, 2012 12:56 pm

      [...] Occupy Pasadena protesters wanted initially to ruin the Tournament of Roses Parade and make what is a great event into a political one. Then they wanted free TV coverage by entering [...]

    4. Anthony DeGoede on April 20th, 2012 1:17 pm

      Occupy activists deserved to be included that day in the event. By denying them entry, first amendmant rights (free speech) would have clearly been denied! Of course they had to settle for a unofficial “mock slot” in the parade at the back (back of the bus)!! The intention was not to politicize the parade but to use street theatre (on a budget)to convey a important message while using art to present to the public. The sheriff dept. were the ones that politicized occupiers by painting them as dangerous in that a police armored tank like vehicle & helicopter was deployed the encircle them. If that isn’t propaganda I don’t know what is!!
      SM: FYI, you comment went to the SPAM folder and after reading it, it was properly sent to the right location.

      You might want to read up on the US Constitution. Do you have any clue what Freedom of Speech means? Are you 5? Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one’s ideas via speech. It does not mean in a “PRIVATE” setting. For example, you have no right to free speech on this website. This is not a pubic forum, it is a privately owned site. You are here at the discretion of the owner. Freedom of speech means the govt does not have the right to shut you down, not a privately owned organization like the Tournament of Roses Parade.

      Does it dawn on you that those in the Rose Parade are invited? DUH? And that to be in the parade with any type of float there is a criteria? GET A CLUE DUDE.

      I know you Occupy folks have no clue what private property is and rules are … you might want to learn.

      You also might want to get a bit more learned in the US Constitution before embarrassing yourself with ignorant comments. How’s that for a dialog?

    5. Anthony DeGoede on April 20th, 2012 1:19 pm

      No opposing comments allowed?? Scared monkeys apparently afraid of a lively debate to this issue!!
      SM: Make a comment and as long as you are respectful, it will be posted. We are hardly afraid of the likes of you. However, the key is to first send a comment, not pretend like you have.

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