Tustin Remains #Unoccupied
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?