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Is Thurmont Ready for the Occupiers?

Posted on | May 17, 2012 | 28 Comments

When the decision was announced in March that the G-8 summit would be moved from Chicago to Camp David, the “Occupy” movement claimed it as a victory, saying that their planned protests had frightened away the summit organizers. Yesterday, I noted that the Occupiers have announced plans to descend in force on tiny Thurmont, Maryland, the town nearest Camp David (and just 15 miles from my home). Folks in Thurmont say they’re prepared for the anti-capitalist mob, and the Occupiers say they intend no mischief. But have they forgotten the dangerous madness that Occupy DC inflicted at last year’s AFP “Defending the American Dream” conference?

Is Thurmont ready to handle that kind of psychotic frenzy? I don’t think so. My column today at The American Spectator previews the G-8:

HAGERSTOWN, Maryland — They don’t teach economics at Harvard Law School. That’s the only explanation I’ve been able to offer for President Obama’s consistently wrongheaded policies for the past three years. Of course, we’ve never seen any of Obama’s transcripts, so we can only speculate what courses he took at Occidental College, Columbia University or Harvard Law. Being therefore compelled to judge his familiarity with economics based entirely on his record and public rhetoric, we are reminded of Ronald Reagan’s famous quip: “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”
Whether the result of ignorance or misinformation, Obama’s economic incompetence has made him a laughingstock. Yesterday, the Senate rejected his budget by a 99-0 vote. The joke might be funnier, were it not for the 23 million Americans who can’t find a job. The pathetic blunder that is Obamanomics — record deficits, an inflationary monetary policy and an alleged “recovery” that has scarcely dented persistently high unemployment — undermines our international prestige. If the United States can’t get its fiscal house in order, what claim can the president make to world economic leadership?
America’s weakness in the Obama era will be on display Friday as leaders from seven nations arrive at Camp David for the G-8 Summit: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minster David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihido Noda, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and France’s newly-elected president, Francois Hollande. Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t attend the summit, sending Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev in his stead. Putin’s absence is widely viewed as a deliberate snub, evidence of worsening U.S.-Russian relations.
The economic crisis that threatens to engulf Europe will be the prime topic of discussion at the G-8, but there isn’t much the United States can do to help. . . .

Please read the whole thing. My plans to visit Thurmont today and check out their preparations has been cancelled, so that I can concentrate on Aaron Worthing’s shocking revelations about the Kimberlin/Rauhauser connection.

Still, I hope to get to Thurmont for the G-8 Friday and Saturday. Frankly, I expect a full-scale riot this weekend. Anyone familiar with the Occupy movement must anticipate vandalism, chaos and mass arrests. Hit the freaking tip jar!


  • Adobe_Walls

    I suspect this weekends activities by both the occupods and the G-8 leaders will be anticlimactic.

  • ccoffer

    Napalm their smelly asses.

  • richard mcenroe

    Hit the tip jar!  I did, and Stacy’s gonna need the bucks for this stylish accessory:

    Smokers particular don’t do CS well…

  • JeffS

    Stacy should also pick up a case of this, for home defense. 

  • JeffS

     And some of this.  Just in case.

  • Maurice

    I sure hope they try and storm Camp David. I’m sure the combat veteran Marine guards there will welcome them in with open arms.  And some slow, controlled fire.

  • richard mcenroe

     Well, I was thinking of covering the story, not the lines of approach to his house…

  • JeffS

    Having options is always a good idea, especially if the story comes to him…..

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady  When they show up Stacy you can discuss this story with them!  

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Adjoran

    I seriously doubt a small town like Thurmont has the riot police they will need to keep the Occupy scum from tearing the place down and setting it afire – “in protest” of course, of America’s tragic failure to pay their student loans for them.  Camp David will be safe; the town will be on its own.

    I strongly recommend they call Eric Cartman in South Park, Colorado TODAY and meet his demands to come to Thurmont, whatever they may be.  No one alive has his experience or record of success in dealing with hippies.

    Act now – if you wait for the first drum circles to form, it may be too late.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Covering the lines of approach requires something in the .30, .270 or even .223 calibers. Pity one can’t find claymores on the internet.

  • JeffS

    That’s why I recommend 12 gage #4 and deer slugs, seeing as his sons have shotguns.

    And, hopefully, Stacy has his homestead designed and landscaped for overlapping fields of fire. 

  • missred

    i, personally, am making plans to leave town

  • ThePaganTemple

    Clearly the #OccupyScumbags are going to be in need of food, and will doubtless make demands for free “donations” from Thurmont stores and restaurants. This might be a good time for an enterprising person to get a job at one of the likely target restaurants, somebody skilled in the art of the proper applications of “herbs” and “spices”.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Four-our Dead In Thur-ur-mont

  • richard mcenroe

     with that much chance for fun?  Remember, Marines: Long, wildly uncontrolled bursts…

  • richard mcenroe

     Well.claymores and fougasses are easy to improvise from commonly available houeshold items…

  • richard mcenroe

     …somebody told me that.

  • ThePaganTemple

    I hear five to ten pounds of Ex-Lax makes a damn fine homemade chocolate fudge, by the way.

  • JeffS

     That’s why God gave us belts of linked ammunition.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    easier to make them into chocolate chip cookies; hides the off taste better too
    Water balloons and some fox urine works as a wonderful crowd dispenser.

    That’s what I’ve been told at least.

  • ThePaganTemple

     Some anise might disguise the off taste. What I’m curious about is how in the hell are you going to get any fox urine, especially in large enough quantities to disperse a crowd.

  • daisy

     How do you get a a bunch of foxes to urinate into a receptacle? 

  • richard mcenroe

     CMags are everyone’s friend!

  • ThePaganTemple

     Very fucking carefully.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    You cut it with water, so it doesn’t take a  — and you can buy it through most farm stores; it’s used for pest control (on the theory that bunnies and assorted little veggie nibbling creatures are kinda scared of foxes).
    Or you can use bait smell — that will work too, same concept.
    Or so I’ve been told.

  • ThePaganTemple

     Well, I can see where it might run off rabbits, but that’s working on the animals innate fears, I don’t think it would work too good on #OccupyScum.