what if they threw a tantrum and nobody came

…At the scene Thursday night, Flynn told reporters that officers wouldn’t help protesters fulfill their “martyrdom fantasies” and they could stay “and freeze their butts off.”

The bridge “cleared itself,” as protesters left about 40 minutes after his announcement that there would be no mass arrest…

“cleared itself”. lol

11 Comments!

  1. Brad
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm |

    Could probably cut that 40 minutes to 15 if they would turn a fire hose on them just enough to get a good chill going.

  2. SherryM
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm |

    Put sprinkler systems on all of the bridges.

  3. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm |

    hey — works with a 2 y.o.

  4. mech
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 7:11 am |

    Maybe that’s how we get rid of these attention whore – by ignoring them

    I’ve been basically saying this for months.

  5. TimO
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 7:31 am |

    Maybe they could speed the process by replacing the pepper spray in the cannisters with liquid nitrogen….

  6. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 7:35 am |

    Yanno, in SF new mayor Ed Lee has done much of the same. He’s had the cops gently ‘prune’ the edges of the camp from 250 tent down to less than a hundred. Pretty soon there’ll be 2 drunk guys and a dog and they can just say “Move along”…

    Do not f*ck with the inscrutable….

    *hops on bus*
    *drives over tent*

  7. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 9:52 am |

    You don`t have to do anything on a bridge. Up in the air, above cold water, no insulation whatever, you are about as warm as a *wing walker*, practicing her routine in the dead of winter…

  8. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 10:06 am |

    Okay, next time, keep them from leaving the bridge until they’re frigid friggin’ miserable and beg to leave and promise never to come back.

    If they come back, dressed for Arctic duty, then employ Brad’s (1) tactic.

    Sayyy, I wonder if Milwaukee has a fireboat.
    The crew could prob’ly use some range time.

  9. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm |

    If it was a drawbridge it really could clear itself.

  10. apotheosis
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm |

    “Cleared itself” in much the same fashion as a colon.

  11. Posted November 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm |

    You mean to tell me that occupying a bridge in Wisconsin in mid-November might not be a good idea?

    REALLY?

    Do tell!

    I damn near laughed myself off the couch when I read this.