Tustin Remains #Unoccupied

Isn't Tustin Already Occupied?Maybe it was the rain. Maybe it was the possibility of Jerry and His Kids slowly driving by, intimidating them in a staredown match.  Whatever the reason, apparently #OccupyTustin did not happen on Friday as planned. I made several trips by the corner of Newport and Irvine, hoping to see at least one Guy Fawkes mask, to no avail. Even our friendly OC Register reporter for Tustin, Elysse James, stopped by and said that she saw no one.The Occupy website did say that four people attended. But, until I see pictures, I’ll go with what Elysse and I saw or didn’t see.

I don’t know if there is a rain date. Hopefully, the Occupy website, where these meetings are supposedly organized, will give us a future day.  I know we are not a huge financial center of despair. In fact, we have a lot of charitable non-profits hanging out here. Make-a-Wish, Big Brothers and Sisters and a host of others make Tustin home. It has to be our friendly attitude and big pockets. Oh, and don’t we still have the Church of Scientology headquarters hanging around?

Still, I think we need to be #Occupied so we can take our rightful place as one of the coolest places to hang out in the Real OC. And the location is the best. Lots of traffic and, if the demonstrators get hungry, they can always walk across the street to Rubys or Nieuport 17. The OC Fire Station is a block down and our friendly police department is right around the corner to help out. Unfortunately, they don’t have a mounted force, but maybe the bicycle cops can ride by in formation.

By the way, did you know the Tea Party and Occupy use the same website for arranging and announcing meetings?

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About Jeff Gallagher

My day job is a peace officer for the 2nd largest law enforcement agency in Orange County. I live in and love Tustin where my family and I have resided for the past 17 years. I am a highly moderate libertarian that despises hardcore Republicans, Democrats and anyone else who is not willing to compromise for the good of the people.

Posted on November 5, 2011, in Local Government, nonpolitical and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It was sad to see no one occupy 11/4, I think it was caused by the rain.

    Luckily Occupy Tustin will be going on tomorrow 11/18 @ the same location ( The Intersection of Irvine Blvd. & Newport Ave.) I will be there and so should you.

    If you want to #occupytustin with me please stop by and join.

    Lets Do This!!!

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