Led by Peter Thottam, who we will return to in a moment, the Occupy the Rose Parade activists will follow the long parade with their own demonstration. It won’t be the first time that Thottam has tried to disrupt the parade.
In 2008, he–along with supporters from the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center–worked with Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, and Iraq Veterans Against the War to try to make a statement about impeaching Bush and Cheney.
But this year, Thottam obtained approval for a protest to follow the parade. At the parade’s conclusion, his group plans to pilot an “Octupy Octupus,” a puppet made from recycled plastic bags and bamboo that takes 40 people to operate. The organizers say that the puppet symbolizes Wall Street’s tentacles, strangling American politics.
He will be in good company with the moronic Cindy Sheehan who stalked President Bush and held court with Venezuela’s dictator Hugo Chavez. It is well noted that Michael Moore has opted not to attend, due to a conflict.
When you see this idiot tomorrow and the stupid octopus, wonder whether all of the Occupy Rose Bowl protesters understand who is REALLY leading their movement?