Humility. Quiet Perseverance.

Yes, when I think of the Occupiers the very first historical analogy that comes to mind is the Continental Army at Valley Forge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. โ€” Anti-Wall Street protesters around the country who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather.

With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments.

“Everyone’s been calling it our Valley Forge moment,” said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. “Everybody thought that George Washington couldn’t possibly survive in the Northeast.”

Excuse me while I barf.

20 Responses to “Humility. Quiet Perseverance.”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Half of Washington’s army had no shoes and only summer clothing. Let’s see OWS match that then we’ll talk about their heroism.

  2. Mockingbird says:

    No barfing in the tent area.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    BINGLEY…we HAVE a “barf” category, specifically FOR instances such as this. **taptaptap**

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    OOPS, my bad. ๐Ÿ™ Sorry Sis.

    Must have been the Buffalo Calamari I had late last night…

  5. JeffS says:

    The troops at Valley Forge also starved that winter. Methinks the the OWS cretins make too much of themselves.

  6. Alice says:

    Wait – GW had a half billion “donated” dollars in a credit union account? Guess those shoeless and starving volunteers failed to submit the proper paperwork to the proper comfort committee rep to take to the General Assembly.

  7. Alice says:

    (er … half million. I knew I should have used numbers and not words there. )

  8. major dad says:

    Let the temp get in the 20s then we’ll see them head home or to the nearest museum.

  9. kcruella101 says:

    NYFD came thru and took 6 generators and all their gas cans due to fire hazard.

  10. ricki says:

    “Banality, thy name is Generation Y.”

  11. JeffS says:

    No more generators, huh? Expect the hippies to start stealing power to recharge their iPhones and MP3 players.

  12. mojo says:

    Time to turn on the sprinklers, I’d say.

  13. Yojimbo says:

    Big snowstorm predicted for this weekend in the northeast. We’ll see what happens then.

    Insert the normal bwahaha about here.

  14. Gunslinger says:

    โ€œEveryoneโ€™s been calling it our Valley Forge moment,โ€ said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence.

    I wonder what convinced a former Navy medic to turn traitor?

  15. aelfheld says:

    “Banality, thy name is Generation Whine.”

    FTFY ricki. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Ebola says:

    When they start getting sick….do you think they’ll blame the gov’t for spraying the tents with flu virus? ๐Ÿ˜›

  17. JeffS says:

    Earliest New York City snow predicted since the Civil War

    I don’t care what atheists think — there IS a God.

  18. tree hugging sister says:

    I’ll bet he’s a fake Guns, there are no Navy medics, they are called Corpsmen.

  19. major dad says:

    Oops forgot to logout THS. That was me Guns.

  20. Gunslinger says:

    Thanx major dad.

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