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Occupy fatigue



It is time to move on, LA's top civic leaders are suggesting. The Mayor who handed out a hundred raincoats to the movement now says he's worried about the lawn, the sprinklers, the trees in the park south of City Hall.

I might remind you of the grandiose City Council language of three weeks ago:

“Whereas, in cognizance that one of the factors spurring recent violent revolutionary protests in the Middle East is high income inequality, though the sobering reality is that income inequality in the United States is even higher than that of some of the countries torn asunder by violent revolution; for instance, according to the C.I.A. World Fact Book, the United States Gini coefficient, which is used to measure inequality, is higher than that of Egypt’s pre-Revolution....”

They compared it to the Arab Spring and were talking about income inequality....now they're worried about the lawn and their staffers being able to chow at the Farmers Market.

I might suggest that the City hand the protesters on the west coast maps instructing them how to get Seattle, the home of Washington Mutual, or Calabasas, the home of CountryWide, or Pasadena, the home of IndyMac. Of course, east coast Occupiers should be splitting their time between Liberty Park and Charlotte, home of Wachovia.