Poughkeepsie, New York is #Occupied. Poughkeepsie is the nearest 'big' town, called a small 'city', near the little backwater where I reside in Dutchess County. My local newspaper, the leftist Poughkeepsie Journal has an occupier friendly story, HERE. If you'd like to see coverage of the Poughkeepsie occupation from a non-leftist point of view, I would love to go there and give you an exclusive look at what's happening there, but I need your help! I have been without transportation since February, when my husband's car broke down and he started using mine, leaving me trapped here at the house while he is at work, some Tip Jar hits might get me back on the road and with my newly regained freedom I will go into the belly of our Hudson Valley beast to show you what our local liberal media will not.
The occupiers set up their protest in the 'inner city' part of Poughkeepsie, at Hulme Park, and have been there since October 15th. Here is a video from the (liberal) Poughkeepsie Journal:
Wait, what? "Occupy ISRAEL"? Anti-Israeli sentiment to blatant anti-Semitism has been a hallmark of all the #occupy protests across the country, I guess there's no reason why it would be any different here. Another common feature is that they are endorsed by the International Socialist Organization and Big Labor. Again, not surprising.
The Poughkeepsie occupiers also do the creepy human megaphone, the zombie like repetition by the crowd of whatever someone says:
How cute, they even do the "twinkles" jazz hands!
I see white people! (Only white people, but the TEA party are the "racists"? This part of Poughkeepsie is predominantly black and Hispanic, by the way):
I am glad I didn't need to use the Poughkeepsie Chase branch for anything that day! It must be a hassle for normal people to get in and out of the places that occupiers decide to rant and chant in front of.
Drums (of course) and more chants! Across the street from the welfare office, a great place to recruit people who also have nothing better to do:
Oh look, they found a person of color! Good for them.
I'd really like to go there and interview people, they seem more civilized than the big city squatters elsewhere, and on their facebook page they claim to be cleaning up after themselves, unlike the other protests around the country which are filthy and disgusting. They claim that the cops are not hassling them because their presence in the park is an improvement over what is normally there, and knowing what it is like in that part of Poughkeepsie, I think they might be telling the truth on that count. They are on Twitter too, HERE.
Another nearby small city currently 'occupied' is New Paltz, which is like the San Francisco of the Hudson Valley, where the smell of pot and patchouli is ever present even without protesters. The New Paltz occupiers are also railing against New York State drilling for the large supply of natural gas that we have under the ground here which would provide lots of jobs and help the economy. There is a very liberal college in New Paltz, so they have a steady supply of the young and brainwashed.
Fight liberal media bias, send me to cover the local occupations! #LiberatePoughkeepsie Hit the Tip Jar!
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