RUSH: This next one, you gotta be yanking my chain — or maybe your own chain. Occupy Wall Street in Madison, Wisconsin, has been denied a demonstration renewal permit because of public masturbation. Yes, it’s right here. When I read this I said, “You gotta be yanking my chain.” “City officials temporarily denied Occupy Madison a new street use permit Wednesday after protesters violated public health and safety conditions and failed to follow the correct processes to renew or amend a permit. The permit, which expired Wednesday at noon,” this is last week “required Occupy Madison protesters to relocate from their current space at 30 West Mifflin Street, also called 30 on the Square.
Madison parks official Laura Bauer said a neighboring hotel’s staff voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, allegedly including public masturbation, from street protesters.”
And in New York it’s hearsay and merely an allegation, but if this is true, it’s intriguing. Since police resources are being diverted to babysit the Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York, it says here, and I don’t know the source of this, it didn’t print out. Two different drunks — well, never mind, I can’t do this because I don’t know what this is. Apparently what’s happening here is that the New York Police Department is telling the homeless to head down to Zuccotti Park. That’s the upshot of this story. The homeless are being told by the cops to head down to Zuccotti Park. They’re telling them that there’s free food down there, that there’s booze, and it’s a grand time to be had. So one of the reasons the homeless are gravitating there is because of the cops, according to this story. Now, the New York Police Department press office declined to comment about this, but that is apparently what is happening.