Posted on | May 16, 2012 | 27 Comments
Oh, I wouldn’t miss this for all the Euros in Athens!
THURMONT, Md. –
Eight leaders of the world’s largest economies will converge on Camp David this weekend for the 38th annual G-8 Summit, which will likely bring protesters from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Caught in the middle of all the hoopla nearby is the small town of Thurmont, where law enforcement have put the final touches on security plans for the G-8 Summit. Area merchants said they hope for a weekend spike in business.
As soon as the Secret Service informed Thurmont Police Chief Greg Eyler that the G-8 Summit would be held at nearby Camp David, Eyler immediately met with other local, state and federal law enforcement to come up with a plan.
“We’ve been meeting every week, and we’ve had special meetings to how we want to handle it and take into consideration crowd management, traffic congestion and so forth. We’ve got our plans together and we’re ready to deal with it,” Eyler said. . . .
Occupy protests are expected. In fact, Eyler has been in touch with a number of them, and the city has agreed they can protest at the Thurmont Community Park.
“They’re going to be peaceful. They just want to present their cause, walk the streets a little bit on the sidewalks and show the people what they are protesting. I don’t think it’s going to be a big issue,” Eyler said.
On Main Street, there didn’t seem to be many worries, for the most part.
“I think it’s going to go fine. It’s going to be really easy, and when they come in — the protestors — if they act up, we just sit back and watch them get arrested and laugh at them,” said Pamela Hamrick, of Hearts and Hands.
Dude. The Greek economy is melting down, threatening to take down the Eurozone with it. President Obama is locked into a dead-heat re-election campaign, trailing in two of the three most recent national polls.
The elite of the international press corps will be coming to Camp David for the G-8 summit and . . .
OWS has essentially fallen apart. It is not a significant presence on the streets; it is not a significant presence in Democratic Party politics; it is not a significant presence in the national conversation.
(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) OK, so if Occupy Wall Street is now being mocked as “not a significant presence” — a discredited joke, without any purpose or relevance — doesn’t it make sense that this weekend at the G-8, these demented nutjobs will engage in antics so bizarre as to exceed in degenerate criminal absurdity all the bizarre antics of their past?
Yeah, it makes sense that we are sure to witness a harmonic convergence of moonbat decadence this weekend in the tiny mountain town of Thurmont, with the elite of the international press corps on hand to witness whatever weirdness goes down. And I will be among them, covering the entire twisted carnival freak show. Hit the freaking tip jar!
UPDATE: Suppose that you were a farmer in Frederick County, Maryland, and a bunch of dangerous Marxist scum were coming to town. What would you do? Invite them to camp at your farm!
[Occupy Baltimore] was first invited to the town by a local farmer who lives about five miles from downtown Thurmont and offered space on his farm for up to 30 of them to camp, said Beth Emmerling, a group member.
Emmerling said she and another member of the group met with the farmer and local police and talked with local business owners May 2, to reassure them they don’t intend to cause trouble.
“We explained to them we’re completely non-violent, we’re very peaceful, we would have our signs, we would have our chants, and that we’re not even planning on any civil disobedience,” Emmerling said.
“Part of our goal here is to let people see that we’re good people who want good things for everybody, that we’re not looking to come in and cause trouble,” she said.
Emmerling said the farmer hosting the group wants to remain anonymous.
The group is inviting others to join them in their protests.
Yeah, they’re “good people.” Remember, I got caught in the middle of an attempt by Occupy DC to storm the AFP “Defending the Dream” Summit last fall. And I’ve been covering left-wing protests since the anti-IMF/WTO riots of the late 1990s. So they can talk all they want about how “non-violent” they are: Actions speak louder than words.
Every kind of lunatic commie and anarchist you can imagine is liable to show up in Thurmont this weekend, and here’s some news for everyone: Secret Service doesn’t f–k around.
If these Marxist freaks try their usual “civil disobedience” shenanigans, watch out for the guys with wires in their ears.
UPDATE II: From the Occupy Wall Street official Web site:
October2011/OccupyWashingtonDC.org has organized an Occupy G8 People’s Summit that will examine how to build a sustainable, democratized economy from the bottom up; the impact of the wealth divide on people’s well-being and on policy creation; and alternative economic structures that create a more democratic, sustainable economy. The event, which will be held in the Frederick Public Library from 10 to 2 on Friday, May 18th will feature the voices of the 99% along with experts on the Robin Hood Tax, food, water and energy issues, trade agreements, the wealth divide and a democratized economy. You can see the full schedule and details on the website of our partner organization, Its Our Economy.
Occupy Frederick is organizing events in Frederick, Maryland, fifteen minutes from Camp David. After the Summit people will march through downtown Frederick and will hold a “Counter-G8 Community Bloc Party” on Saturday, May 19th from 11 AM to 9 PM in Baker Park (band shell side) near 2nd and N. Bentz. The event is inclusive of all ages for radicals and residents alike and will include live music, workshops, speakers, face painting and a truly free market. You can see the details here.
Occupy Baltimore is organizing legal, non-violent protests on the public sidewalks in Thurmont, MD on Friday and Saturday (May 18th and 19th) from 8 AM until sundown on both days. People are urged to bring signs, banners, folding chairs, food and drink. Overnight camping is available nearby. Thurmont is located just a few minutes from Camp David off of Route 15. You can get details here.
Sounds like fun to me. Have you hit the tip jar yet?