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Fear and Loathing in Thurmont: G-8 Summit Will Be 15 Miles From My House

Posted on | May 16, 2012 | 27 Comments

Oh, I wouldn’t miss this for all the Euros in Athens!

Thurmont ready for G-8 Summit,
not worried about protests

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 . . .

The Occupy movement is fighting to re-assert its relevance:

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/ 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?




27 Responses to “Fear and Loathing in Thurmont: G-8 Summit Will Be 15 Miles From My House”

  1. Adjoran
    May 16th, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Sure, that’s the ticket – the OWS protesters will be peaceful and BUY stuff!

    Thurmont is about to get a big dose of reality.  They need some Antoine Dodson right away!

  2. Mortimer Snerd
    May 16th, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    “Secret Service doesn’t f–k around.”

    Ummm…….evidently they do.

  3. Charles
    May 16th, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    “we’re not even planning on any civil disobedience”

  4. robertstacymccain
    May 16th, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Ummm…….evidently they do.

    Won’t be no Cartagena hookers in Thurmont.

  5. missred
    May 16th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    folding chairs!  haha.  I live in Frederick.  May be a good day to go target shooting

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 16th, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    Flashforward:  Stacy’s back yard!

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 16th, 2012 @ 6:03 pm
  8. robertstacymccain
    May 16th, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    Hope to see you there, ma’am: Just find the Occupy protesters and look for me. I’ll be the relatively sane-looking guy who’s had a bath recently.

  9. K-Bob
    May 16th, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    Stacy, I know you like to push the envelope, but sometimes I worry about the amount of personal info you put on the tubes.

    Also, could you please get some kid to help you hook up with another tip jar option, like Google Wallet or something?  I know Google is still all evil, and stuff, but PayPal just doesn’t work for everybody.

  10. robertstacymccain
    May 16th, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    We are a Second Amendment family, and if anybody wants trouble, they’d damn well better to be ready to run the minute they hear me rack that 12-gauge pump action, which might be the next-to-last thing they ever hear.

  11. TCG
    May 16th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Fall back to Mountain Liquors and dig in.

  12. TeresainFortWorth
    May 16th, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    Yee-Haw!!!!!  Stacy’s goin’ hobo-huntin’!

    This should be fun…… 😛

  13. richard mcenroe
    May 16th, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

     They’re going to be sober, horny and Pissed. Off. 

    I wouldn’t poke that bear…

    Stacy, I’ll hit the tip jar but you gotta score yourself a good working accessory for this one,  cuz judging by the cops’ attitude, it’s gonna go pearshaped early…

  14. Pathfinder's wife
    May 16th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    but nonetheless, that does not mean that it couldn’t just spontaneously happen 😉

    Meanwhile, I’m waiting to see what happens in Chicago.

  15. Mike G.
    May 16th, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

     I would opt for the less conspicuous 9mm tucked down the back of my pants. You do have a CWP?

  16. Mike G.
    May 16th, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

     Hope he gets some pictures of his trophies. 😉

  17. M. Thompson
    May 16th, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

     Marines from Naval Support Facility Thurmont wouldn’t mind ‘helping’ you know.

  18. sablegsd
    May 16th, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    “Secret Service doesn’t f–k around”

    Sure they do.  They just don’t pay the bill when they are done.

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  20. richard mcenroe
    May 16th, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

     Sticking a 9mm up your own nose is a surprisingly limited protection against CS…

  21. Taxpayer1234
    May 17th, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    Hmmm, last time a farmer invited some hippies to his farm, they invited a few hundred thousand of their friends and trashed the place. 

    My bet is the 30 campers will be more like 3,000.  Check that out, too, Stacy, if you can.

  22. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 17th, 2012 @ 12:39 am
  23. K-Bob
    May 17th, 2012 @ 2:23 am

    Well, brave on, then brother!  Somebody has to live the way people used to be able to live. Speaking of brave, did you catch Steyn’s piece at NRO Monday? I was impressed.

    (I don’t like sending folks to that site, but here’s the link.)

  24. K-Bob
    May 17th, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    I liked the images from Woodstock, where they tipped over the port-o-lets, and played in the resulting “mud.”

    Reminds me of graduate classes in Social Justice.

  25. Bob Belvedere
    May 17th, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Hugh Romney:
    Good morning! What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for four hundred thousand.

  26. Secretservicefan
    May 17th, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Love when you say, “Secret Service doesn’t f–k around.” Apparently you missed the news from Colombia.

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