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Opening Arguments

Sleep disorder

The logical next step for the Occupy movement is here:

In the spirit of spring rebirth, the Occupy movement is ramping up activities as warm weather blankets the country. But while the season is typified by a reawakening of life outdoors, demonstrators are using sleep to get their points across. They call it "sleepful protest."

The sleeping bags started appearing on the corner of Wall and Broad streets across from the New York Stock Exchange on April 9. A civil rights attorney sympathetic to the Occupy movement provided the legal justification for the move in the form of a court ruling from 2000. A federal district court judge said people can sleep on sidewalks as a form of political expression as long as they take up no more than half of the sidewalk and don't block any doors.

What happens if you have insomnia -- do they kick you out? On the other hand, who would do the kicking?

"Hey, dude, are you turning against us or what?"

"No, man, I just had to get up to pee, OK?"


Tim Zank
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:44am

If they have the "right" to lay in the sidewalk, I assume we have the "right" to step on them...this ought to be fun....

Christopher Swing
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 5:49pm

Well, getting stepped on by any "we" Zank is a part of isn't a worry, as that would require him leaving his house an Angola and getting all the way to NY. He'd quickly find out assault and battery isn't a right anyway.

Empty threat of violence is empty and hilarious. XD

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 8:46pm

I man who doesn't know the difference between "lie" and "lay" need not be taken seriously, although it might interfere with his love life.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 8:48pm

Yes, I know. I type I instead of A, thereby negating my point. Ah well, time to get some sleep.