Thursday, February 2, 2012
Trump's Mitt Romney Event Nearly Trumped by Occupy Wall Streeters
Attempt To Shut Down Hoover Dam Thwarted by Police
Occupy Wall Streeters Try To Pull Plug On Trump Endorsement of Romney
By Winsip Custer CPW News Service
One hour before Donald Trump's four minute endorsement of Mitt Romney on Thursday, February 2nd, members of the Occupy Wall Street Movement attempted to shut down Hoover Dam. Signs reading “No Damn Dam Power for Trump and Romney,” were carried by the protesters.
“The WPA or Workers Progress Administration built this this damn dam. It’s the people’s dam and Las Vegas would have no damn power without it,” said Sidney Pookey of Upper Lower Manhattan.
Police discovered the attempt to flip the switch on the dam minutes before Donald Trump entered a ball room at his Las Vegas hotel where he gave his unconditional support to Mitt Romney.
“We weren’t so much concerned about the Trump event,” said one Las Vegas policeman who wished not to be identified. “We were more worried that the pumps on the water fountain at the Bellagio would shut down disappointing all those poor schmucks who have no idea that these captains of Capitalism, Donald Trump and Steve Wynn are dependent on that old WPA dam for their power."
Las Vegas and Nevada politicians have been working with the oil companies and Bain Capital who have offered to shut down the old dam and to liquidate its assets, lay off its employees and replace the power supply with new natural gas fired generators, but not without passage of the Keystone Pipeline.
Arrested was protest organizer and out of work business consultant, Brooks Foster. Foster had previously pointed out the connections between the lights and fountains of the Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam, but until he lost his job after the collapse of the U.S. economy and cut backs in tourism, Foster was not a political activist.