Well the police finally did something about the dirtbags infesting Washington DC as part of the so-called Occupy DC movement when these so-called "protesters" suddenly slapped together a building on the public park grass and refused to take it down despite numerous police orders to do just that. 31 of these scumbags were arrested and hauled off, although most of them apparently returned to the park as soon as they were released from processing.
But the notable part of the story is that they really did construct and build this in just a few hours because they didn't want to be out in the cold of the coming winter. It's amazing how industrious these spoiled white kids can be when they want comfort, isn't it? Just imagine if they'd put that same energy into getting a job or doing some work for any one of a number of charitable organizations.
But another aspect of this story is worthy of note, too. They keep referring to the one "protester", Michael Patterson, age 21, as a veteran and holding him up as their icon and the face of their group. Now we all know that the goal there is to use his alleged status as a veteran to give the group as a whole some credibility, ("Hey look! We got VETERANS here! Everybody loves veterans and puppies, right?") but the truth is that Patterson is not an honorably discharged vet. A bit of research shows that he was a failure who could not hack the military even in a real echelon slot, and he was booted from the Army for smoking pot after unsuccessfully attempting to get an early discharge. So he didn't honorably do his duty and earn our respect like his unwashed peers would claim. And his Other Than Honorable Discharge is probably why he's claiming to be homeless (while jetting to Washington DC from his home in Alaska) instead of using the GI benefits that every honorably discharged vet is entitled to and finding a job or going to school.
Like Scott Olson, the Occupod injured in Oakland by something hurled by one of his fellow protesters as they threw rocks and bottles at police, this guy was nothing but a loser who could not hack it in the service and probably couldn't even have done so in the peacetime military. But now he and his group want him to have the honors due those who did serve and who continue to serve, and they want to apply those honors to the "Occupy" movement by extension. This cannot be allowed so the truth has to be told about them when they try this.