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  •  And that illustrates the larger story (5+ / 0-)

    Merchants, police, citizens - all think it's just dandy (if kind of cute, or quirky, or silly, or an example of societal decline) to pitch a tent outside a business to be first in line for a shopping deal (or tickets to a concert/sporting event). It's great for the merchant because it can get media coverage, and the "camper" usually doesn't mind their 15 minutes of fame either.

    At the same time, citizens pitching a tent in front of city hall in hopes of getting media and community attention to major social issues is an offense against orderly conduct. They should take a bath and get a job.

    I think the diary raises a good point. Of course it's one I already had on seeing my daily paper's obligatory pre-black-Friday story on a camper in front of some big box. This within a page of the story about the eviction of my city's Occupy camp.

    The irony writes itself in large bold type.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Wed Nov 23, 2011 at 06:06:11 PM PST

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