Lost in the bedlam of last nite’s miltary-style police attack on Occupy Oakland protesters was the fact that the Mayor of Atlanta — in an apparent about-face — ordered the police to raid and evict protesters from the Occupy Atlanta camp.
The American capitalist system is simply incapable of abiding any sustained protest to the authority of the 1% who rule this country.
With helicopters hovering overhead, police moved into a downtown Atlanta park and arrested around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had been encamped there for about two weeks early Wednesday.
… Police included SWAT teams in riot gear, dozens of officers on motorcycles and several on horseback. By about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday the park was mostly cleared of protesters.
State Sen. Vincent Fort was among those arrested and had come to the park in support of the protesters in recent days. He said the police presence was “overkill.”
“He’s using all these resources … This is the most peaceful place in Georgia,” Fort said, referring to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “At the urging of the business community, he’s moving people out. Shame on him.”
I woke up. I had a flat tire. It took me forever to change that tire because I was parked on an incline and only realized thats why it was so fucking hard after I had pulled the tire out (therefore making it impossible to start back over). I finally change it with the help of a random dude (thank you random dude). I get in my car. My car won’t start. The battery is dead and I have no fucking reason why. Have to call Geico to jump start my car (I am nowhere near my house). Geico comes, jump starts my car. Go to Costco because I have a warranty there where they change my tires for free if they are punctured. Only…turns out they’re not punctured. Apparently, my alignment has been off for sometime thereby fucking over the traction on my wheel. Oh wait, let me correct that, apparently it has been fucking over the traction on three of my wheels. This kind of damage is not covered by my warranty. Its $130 a wheel. Costco only accepts Amex and cash. Only, they lowered my credit line last week and I only found out after I had spent a shit ton of money making me over my limit. I can’t use my Amex card. So I have to get cash. But oh wait, I lost my debit card last week. I go in the bank and withdraw $500 to be safe. Replacing the tires with tax and fees comes to $502. Which means I give them all the cash I have and have to put $2 on my card that is already over the limit (and somehow still works). Get told that Costco does not do alignment work which means I have to go to another place tomorrow and pay another $130-$180. Also, I never figured out what the fuck happened to my battery. Mechanic suggests that I might need a new one. Another $70-$80. Get home. Try to not get too stressed out. Try to look at the fact that I was going to a free show tonight where they gave out free tickets ahead of time. Nobody can go, so I end up going alone.