November 30, 2011
NEW YORK, AMERICA, WHATEVER: “Every Time Obama Comes to New York, It’s a Nightmare.” “Obama’s ill-timed trip turned Midtown into a parking lot for hours, and ticked off New Yorkers simply looking to get around as the President glad-handed fat cats from the Upper East Side to the East Village to the Sheraton New York.”
UPDATE: Occupy Protesters Mobilize for Obama’s Visit. “Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president. ‘Obama is a corporate puppet,’ one said. ‘War crimes must be stopped, no matter who does them,’ read another, beside head shots of President George W. Bush and President Obama.”
Nice to see that someone in NYC was mobile. Of course, the story says that the Occupy folks had a police escort, which is kind of odd. Oh, well — it gives them some common ground with Obama!