By CARA BUCKLEY, NY Times
Panini and Company Cafe normally sells sandwiches to tourists in Lower Manhattan and the residents nearby, but in recent days its owner, Stacey Tzortzatos, has also become something of a restroom monitor. Protesters from Occupy Wall Street, who are encamped in a nearby park, have been tromping in by the scores, and not because they are hungry.
Ms. Tzortzatos’s tolerance for the newcomers finally vanished when the sink was broken and fell to the floor. She installed a $200 lock on the bathroom to thwart nonpaying customers, angering the protesters...
Several businesses said they had no choice but to respond to the influx of protesters by closing bathrooms.
Mike Keane, who owns O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub, said that the theft of soap and toilet paper had soared and that one protester had used the bathroom but had failed to properly use the toilet.
Both Ms. Tzortzatos, owner of the Panini and Company Cafe, and Mr. Keane said the protesters rarely bought anything, yet hurled curses when they were told that only paying customers could use their bathrooms.
Steve Zamfotis, manager of another nearby store, Steve’s Pizza, said: “They are pests. They go to the bathroom and don’t even buy a cup of coffee.”
Colleen Gray said:
I am so tempted to do a parody of Age of Aquarius... It's the age of entitlement... the age of entitlement... lol!
Double dawg dare ya!
Patrick Wilson said:
i'm praying for a late winter, and let's face it i don't pray. the revolution is beginning and it's apparently spreading with the masses rising. i wonder how long it will take before these protests erupt in violence... they certainly are getting a lot of attention. the entitlement mentality is completely entrenched now, and there's no turning back, as Rush said of the rich, "they are coming to get you".... i wonder what will happen, next.
This is what is so vile about PW; he supports these scum and is one of them. He wants the violence, though he will no doubt deny it. Why else would want a late winter but to aid the scum and their violence that he predicts will happen!!
He of course is wrong, this is not the masses rising, this is the astro-turf that Pelosi dishonestly claimed the Tea Parties were. These are the progressives, leftist, socialists, communists, all of PW's comrades who hate a free America and what it to become Europe, as they ignore what is happening there. These are people paid and funded to be there by Soros, Tides Foundation, Code Pink and Michael Moore and supported by the commie unions.
This isn't true Americans rising, this the anti-America progressives hell bent on bringing America down and PW supports them. These are the people who, like PW, have sold their miserable souls to evils of enslavement to big-gov't because that is what entitlement is.
What is so ugly about PW is that he sees what the entitlement mentality has done and he relishes it. Why else predict violence and pray for a late winter but to aid his comrades in their attack against our country?
This should make PW "pray" harder and be happy! The astroturf OWS is planning violence!
Radical labor organizer Stephen Lerner of SEIU intends to terrorize the families of bank executives in their homes as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
While this repulses real Americans, PW is doing a happy dance. What will PW "pray" for next? Pictures of bank executives' little children crying and bloodied? Why not? He believes "there's no turning back" time is now for his kind to take down America.
Hypocritically, they attack the "rich" while they are supported by the most vile of the super-wealthy, Soros, and support a president who majors in crony corporatism with corporate exec's in his administration!
One problem, they are out numbered by us real Americans. Their vileness is being exposed and it turns more Americans against them. The haters of America will not prevail because what truly can not be turned back are those that love the America our Founders pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor.
There is no honor in PW or his fellow unAmerican comrades.
Patrick Wilson said:
"... i'd never actually go out there and join the unwashed masses, i'll let them do my work for me. *resumes happy dance*"
TRANSLATION - I am too fat and lazy to do any work for myself, plus my union brothers didn't issue marching orders yet so for now I am just trying to make u mad here on FT
Patrick Wilson said:
*happy dance* well rich, I must begin stockpiling the popcorn as i safely watch the chaos from my couch and glory in the realization that when you keep people down, they rise en masse, heh heh heh heh,
Notice after PW’s dishonest cheap shot at me he corrects me on something I did not say but he does NOT deny anything that I DID say about him. At least he admits it is true that he:
- supports these scum and is one of them (even though he does not have the guts to actually join them)
- He wants the violence (guess I was wrong, he didn’t even bother to deny it)
- this is not the masses rising ... These are the progressives, leftist, socialists, communists
- These are the people who have sold their miserable souls to evils of enslavement to big-gov't because that is what entitlement is
- PW he sees what this entitlement mentality has done and he relishes it
- he predicts violence and prays for a late winter but to aid his comrades in their attack against our country
PW sees all this disruption, disgusting acts in public that is typical of animals and violence by his comrades as entertainment, as he laughs and eats popcorn. Being the uninformed and misinformed leftist that he is, he blames the wrong people and supports the wrong people. The ones keeping people down and causing mass misery and suffering are the leftist progressives in government he supports.
Certainly some companies on Wall Street have joined Obama, he has them in the White House and in his administration. They are helping write Obama’s oppressive legislation that deliberately drives the small businesses out of business. And yet support their true oppressor, Obama.
The unwashed un-American Occupiers are not fighting the problem; they and PW are the problem as they CREATED the problem and are now fighting FOR the problem. Of course they and PW are puppets of the progressives, utterly clueless of what they’ve done and are doing.
Michelle, that would be nice but leftists are like herpes (and as attractive), they keep coming back regardless.
Besides I don't address him directly, I address the vileness of his destructive progressivism.