Rats infest Occupy DC, but we knew that

| January 10, 2012 | 33 Comments

According to the Washington Post in a link sent to us by Old Trooper, there’s been an infestation of rodents – how they can tell, I don’t know;

Akhter said in an interview Monday that city health inspectors have seen rats running openly through both camps and spotted numerous new burrows and nests underneath hay-stuffed pallets occupiers are using for beds. Both campsites had working kitchens for weeks until last week, but protesters at McPherson Square voluntarily closed down theirs after health inspectors pointed out unsanitary conditions during an informal monitoring visit.

I’m sure the rats are part of the 1% and trying to mak the protesters look bad…er…worse.

“I’m very supportive of their rights and ability to demonstrate but I have concerns about their personal safety,” Akhter said.

Isn’t that just like the nanny government to be more concerned about the filthy hippies and their new furry scavenging membership than they are about the Occupy filth’s rights to live in the squalor that they’ve created as an expression of their liberty?

What’s more important here, public health and safety or the hippies right to continue being pests without a point. I mean the whole point of the Occupy movement is to make us feel sorry for them, a rodent infestation just better serves that goal, right?

Category: I hate hippies, Occupy

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  1. Joe says:

    Is that what passes as a put down on OWS? Three guesses where the rats came from (the first two don’t count). They came from the buildings and sewers of Washington that surround the protest! Some of the rats probably came from offices and apartments where conservatives live and work. Filthy, stinking conservatives….

  2. Dang Jonn… Joe has weighed in. Retract your racist tirade.

  3. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Yeah, Joe, if you think that there are conservatives living in downtown DC, you’ve never been there.

  4. Bobo says:

    “Going down to these camps, it’s no different than refugee camps.” Except that they aren’t refugees, well, at least not until their parents figure out that the basement can actually be used for something other than housing their unemployed man child.

  5. OWB says:

    Does ratism exist?

  6. AF REMFER Not quite a fatass says:

    Don’t buy this story for a moment. There’s no way any rat would besmirch their reputation by associating with a bunch of government teat sucking anarcho-syndicalist communist parasites. Even rats have standards.

  7. Alice says:

    Gosh – rats? I don’t know what to think. Has PETA weighed in on this yet? :-)

  8. Trent says:

    I guess my cat has been ‘ratist’ for a while then.

  9. OWB #6: Does ratism exist?

    Rats are equal citizens of Planet Earth. They, at least, are equal to other vermin… and deserve equal protections.

    Whacking the the little furry critter is a no-no.

  10. Jonn Lilyea says:

    By the way, Zero, who in this crowd of the Occupy DCers would I be racist towards?

    Occupy DC 009

  11. Jonn doesn’t understand the concept, it seems.

  12. Redacted1775 says:

    Rats carry fleas. The black death was spread by fleas. This should end quickly.

  13. Redacted1775 #13: There it is!

  14. PintoNag says:

    Rats are very similar to cockroaches; they are as clean as their environment allows them to be.

    Uh oh…

  15. UpNorth says:

    Even the fleas have standards, they’d prefer to stay with the rats, not with the Occutards.
    I wonder what Joey’s response would be if these Occutards lived next to him, with the resultant infestation of vermin? The Health Department would be getting phone calls every 5 minutes until the filthy hippies were gone.

  16. Redacted1775 says:

    Of course, the hippies could very well be carrying fleas with a much worse disease, thus putting the rats in danger.

  17. UpNorth says:

    Which, Redacted? The new strain of drug-resistant TB the Occutards seem to have hatched, or just the usual kinds of STD’s?

  18. You need to keep in mind that rats share our ecosystem and deserve the all of the protections we enjoy.

    They are no better or worse than us. Some here seem to have missed a lesson?

  19. OWB says:

    Yeah, you ratist racists!

  20. Claymore says:

    Are you sure you’re not a anti-Rodentite.

  21. Funny who, or what, shows up when there’s free food. 2 legged and 4 legged type rats.

  22. Doc Bailey says:

    See here’s what makes me laugh. Joe comes on here to say “of course there are Rats, the rats come from the city anyway” which is all well and good, except that Rats tend not to like being outside too much in the winter. If they’ve decided to move in there has to be a PRETTY good reason.

  23. Jack says:

    Which came first: the filthy hippies or the filthy rats?

    I was down the block from the DC OWS site on Christmas Eve, headed to the ballet. Yes, the ballet, you uncultured heathens. I didn’t get close enough to see any rats, although I did see a fine fat rat scampering around Farragut Station the night before.

    I walked through the NYC OWS site back in early November and although I didn’t see any rats, the place was a greasy stinking slum. Smelled like jail: body odor, stinky feet, crap and piss.

    These OWS sites are filth soaked cesspools, breeding grounds for vermin and disease. They will continue to attract rats, commies, socialists, fascists, truthers, dopers, slackers, and other vile critters until someone breaks out a fire hose and gets to work.

  24. AW1 Tim says:

    Heh….

    I’ll bet that Templeton would feel right at home at any OWS flop site. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAUEOlSpVN4

    Just change “Fair” to “Occupy site” and you’re there!

  25. NHSparky says:

    I see Joe hasn’t ripped out his electric meter yet.

  26. streetsweeper says:

    @ #27 – There isn’t any *instant* gratification in it for Joe….

  27. Smorgasbord says:

    Wherever the two legged rats congregate long enough, the 4-legged rats are sure to follow.

  28. Surprise, surprise. the Washington Post is putting out news stories to make the Occupiers look bad. Stop for a moment and ask yourself “Who owns the Washington Post?”

    As far as Occupiers being all deadbeat white kids, watch this documentary. http://www.occupymovie.com

  29. CavFSO says:

    “Watch this documentary” cherry-picked and carefully edited to make Occupy whatever look like something other than a bunch of overprivileged deadbeat white kids.

    Which the majority are.

    Way to “smash” that stereotype

  30. Redacted1775 says:

    This is the true face of the occupy movement, and there isn’t anything anyone can do about it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSo-MEiMbac

    Take you medicine son.

  31. Doc Bailey says:

    @30: actually very Liberal people. This story is more a bow to reality than a “hit job”

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