The hundreds of protesters at the City Hall encampment pride themselves on being leaderless, but stratification has emerged. In addition to carrying out street actions, they’re learning simply how to coexist.
The protesters pride themselves on being leaderless, but signs of social stratification have emerged. A section north of City Hall has attracted older protesters — many of whom are employed — and has been dubbed “Westwood” by one camper. A thin grassy strip west of City Hall near the portable toilets, where homeless people have congregated, is “skid row,” he said.
In more positive Scout news, the Girl Scouts of Colorado are A-OK with transgendered children.
But in fact, Girl Scouts of Colorado does allow people with boy parts to join its troops, as long as the child is truly transgendered — meaning the child identifies as a girl, and the family identifies the child as a girl.
Now that’s what I call a small scale economic stimulus! - Elena, Neon Tommy
“There are pros and cons, the good side is it’s actually increased our business around dinner time where downtown it’s usually slow,” said Greg Ha, a manager at Liliya China Bistro. “The con is random people have come in and asked for random stuff like to use our restrooms. Last night we had a person come in and ask for a bucket of water.”
There are lots of reasons we’re excited to be launching the Obama 2012 campaign’s new Tumblr today. But mostly it’s because we’re looking at this as an opportunity to create something that’s not just ours, but yours, too.
We’d like this Tumblr to be a huge collaborative storytelling effort—a place for people across the country to share what’s going on in our respective corners of it and how we’re getting involved in this campaign to keep making it better.
You can send us a few paragraphs about how your latest phonebanking gig went or why you’re in for 2012. Share the latest chart you saw that made you go “woah.” Ask a question. Upload a photo of 2012 t-shirts or signs you see out in the wild. Pass along jokes, particularly if they’re funny. And if you’re among the Tumbl-inclined, send us posts you’ve published on your own Tumblr that we should look at re-blogging.
There will be trolls among you: this we know. We ask only that you remember that we’re people—fairly nice ones—and that your mother would want you to be polite.
Thanks, Tumblr. We’re looking forward to getting to know you.