Leader of #Occupy Rose Parade Is Convicted Thief, 9-11 Truther and Former Dem Assembly Politician

The far left leader of the #Occupy the Rose Parade is a convicted thief, a 9-11 truther and a former democratic assembly politician.

Peter Thottam (in suit and tie) appears at a 2007 Los Angeles “9/11 Truth” rally (Venice for Change)

Big Government reported:

For college football fans, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA is sacred ground. “The Granddady” of the college football tournament games, it has been played every year since 1902.

The accompanying parade, the Rose Parade, predates the game, dating way back to 1890. It’s a tradition that normally goes off without a hitch–that is, until this year, when “Occupy the Rose Parade” has decided to disrupt the festivities.

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.

To prepare for the Occupiers, who will include Sheehan and filmmaker Michael Moore, the City of Pasadena had to double its police presence to deal with the supposedly peaceful protestors.

Thottam makes clear that his beef is with the parade, not the game. “A total of nine floats are underwritten by banks. We believe the parade has not only been corporatized but militarized,” Thottam told the local press.

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  • paul52

    All Little Peter needs is a bag of feces and a case of the crabs and he’ll feel right at home among his own. So glad he’s a pal of the Code Pinkos.

  • bg
  • RedBeard

    At least the guy is consistently crazy in everything he does.

  • MrGoodWench

    “A total of nine floats are underwritten by banks. We believe the parade has not only been corporatized but militarized,” Thottam told the local press.
    and WHO is paying for his own float of garbage and the vehicle under it ?

  • Mona

    won’t someone just shoot these folks? Oh, no – here comes AttackWaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!

  • Carbon Pootprint

    a puppet made from recycled plastic bags and bamboo that takes 40 people to operate.

    Sounds flammable. Someone call the Fire Marshal

  • bg



    Repo Men

    [That’s a pretty fantastic lineup, from Wall Street’s point of view, but the real bonus turned out to be Treasury secretary Tim Geithner, who came up through the ranks as part of the bipartisan Robert Rubin–Hank Paulson–Citigroup–Goldman Sachs cabal. Geithner, a government-and-academe man from way back, never really worked on Wall Street, though he once was offered a gig as CEO of Citigroup, which apparently thought he did an outstanding job as chairman of the New York Fed, where one of his main tasks was regulating Citigroup — until it collapsed into the yawning suckhole of its own cavernous ineptitude, at which point Geithner’s main job became shoveling tens of billions of federal dollars into Citigroup, in an ingeniously structured investment that allowed the government to buy a 27 percent share in the bank, for which it paid more than the entire market value of the bank. If you can’t figure out why you’d pay 100-plus percent of a bank’s value for 27 percent of it, then you just don’t understand high finance or high politics.]

    much more @ link..

    In fact, Hitler did strengthen the German establishment, but not
    exactly in the way the bankers and businessmen had wanted;
    and now, fifty years later, it is clear who was using whom.

    bit more here..


  • Militant Conservative

    My many democrat friends are totally disenchanted

    with former candidate Obama. There are good

    Democrats, rank and file dem’s are good Americans.

    Leadership Dems are traitors to the constitution

    And America. Finally got so bad as to be obvious

    To the simple minded (rank Nd file Democrats).

    Powder is dry

  • Molon Labe

    These creatures are completely anti-American hence their Soros support and links to the WH. Can anyone imagine them doing anything beneficial for American society? They are so Canadian.

  • #9 bing……………Soros has alot money yet to be spent……….just sayin

  • Bonanza driver

    I love the “no blood for oil” poster…Have we ever taken one-drop of oil from these middle eastern barbarians that wasn’t bought on the open market? Desert Storm? Iraqi Freedom? What is with these people???

  • Bonanza driver

    What a pitiful, $hit stain spectacle…Ignorant zombies manipulated by Soros, Obama, and Van Jones.

  • PJ

    Of course, not a single msm reporter bothered to check him out.

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  • Sasja

    Let’s see. He lost $800,000 of his and his siblings’ trust fund on bad investments. Got fired from at least 2 jobs with “corporate america”. I am assuming there is still money left in the trust, so under whose mattress is it kept? Surely he is not keeping any money in a bank! A typical moronic demorat.

  • patman

    i’d never support a pogrom, except if the recipients were handing out lead pipes claiming to be the majority…

  • FurryGuy

    Many of the truly scummy far-Left radicals have crawled out from the underbelly because they have been emboldened by the Socialist in Chief.

  • FurryGuy

    “No Blood for Oil”

    Well, the anti-Left idiots have gotten their wish with our capitulation in Iraq. The Chinese are benefiting from our troops’ sacrifice, though.

  • this is planned and inspired by members of the democratic party. this guy is typical of the people that run the democratic party.

  • Wm T Sherman

    An octopus, huh?

    It’s already been pointed out that the Occupy movement is full of antisemitism, and that the octopus has been a recurring metaphor for the supposed vast Jewish conspiracy in Nazi propaganda of the past, and Arab propaganda today.

    For example, the fourth illustration here:


    What scum these people are. And what spineless cowards the parade organizers are for accomodating them.

  • CT

    Obama’s Bolshevik Occupiers setting the Cloward-Piven predicate to disrupt American Democracy.

  • Buffalobob

    The police chief of Pasadena (prog) grants then a permit or condones their right to protest. They allow these nitwits to pollute and contaminate. The politicians let them break and bend the rules. The taxpayers pay for the clean up and extra security.

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  • Freddy

    I noticed all of the local tv channels are dedicating several hours to the rose bowl parade. I do not recall this much coverage of any previous parade. One channel is planning on 6+ hours of coverage.

    I think that much of the media is going to spend more time on this absurd sideshow than the actual parade.

  • dunce

    The rose parade is paid for by private enterprise and he thinks that is a problem. Socialism demands equal time even if there is no popular demand for it. What if you had a parade and nobody came?

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  • Multitude

    When we get upset at the tautological absurdities, strawmen, red herrings and other rhetorical tricks that Obama uses, I’m rather certain we’re missing the point: the Progressive subjects totally respond to them because they think that way.

    Consider the banner’s caption above in the photo: “World Trade Building 7 Didn’t Just Blow Itself Up!”

    This gem sums up how the Left’s plantation slaves think and are so easily led around by language. Intelligent and informed individuals who’ve accessed various forms of media including “independent” sources are aware that the building didn’t blow up at all. But framed as an implicit assumption in this progressive meme, the question and uncertainty isn’t centered on “did it blow up or not,” but rather takes that as a given and asks “who blew it up? itself, or someone/something else?”

    Misdirection. Trickery. Manipulation of the knuckle-dragging progressive Believers. Honestly, it probably doesn’t take much given they believe in infinite unicorns and skittles if you just hope for them, failing to ever construct a concept of a reality that requires such things actually be produced and paid for somewhere. “Oh, tax the rich”… I know. How much? When’s it run out? No, their simplistic view is that it’ll never run out.

    Sort of like candles and oil not running out, or an arm’s full of bread feeding thousands. In order to understand their thinking, you must be a believer in the progressive faith. Of course, who wouldn’t want to believe, when every day is a work-free holiday where Santabama brings you presents.

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  • TeeDub

    In regard to the picture banner. They are correct. WTC 7 didn’t blow itself up. It caught on fire and collapsed several hours later. The Truthers can’t even get come up with a correct pithy slogan. I guess ‘Building 7 Didn’t Just Collapse on It’s Own’ doesn’t have the right impact.

    When the Bldg 7 conspiracy gets debunked (like Flight77/Pentagon and North&South Towers/controlled demolition theories were) they’ll move on to some other less documented aspect of the tragedy to conspire about. Currently, the Troofers are only exposing their pi$$ poor understanding of engineering sciences such as thermodynamics, material science, etc., when they go on about WTC7.

    They’ll still be be clinging to their 911 “Truth” when the only thing they have left is that some Jew called in sick to work at the WTC on the morning of the attack. Oh wait….

  • greenfairie

    ABC cut off coverage right as the last float went by as did HGTV. No publicity for Occupy nuts.

  • Colonel Lingus

    To sling mud at the Occupy movement is unpatriotic. If you were alive during the Revolutionary War, you would undoubtedly be a shill for the Crown, identifying “conspirators” for hanging. That’s just the type of worm you are.

  • TeeDub

    #34 Col. Lingus

    Comparing OWS protesters to the American Revolution patriots is either an intentional misrepresentation of each group to suit your own agenda, or just plain stupidity. I’m leaning towards the second conclusion.

  • #30…building #7 didn’t blow up it burnt down. there was a 5000 gal kerosine tank in the basement for the mayor’s emergency command post. that is likely where the fire started. after the twin towers collapsed there was no water in the area to fight the fire because all the water mains in the area ruptured. but why should the leftists and their minions in the media care about the truth.

  • tim

    i’m sickened by the comments i have read on this thread. do you people look in the mirror and think your good people? you are all hateful, evil people. you should look into what your talking about before you make ignorant, uninformed comments, you obviously don’t have a clue what the occupy movement is about other than misleading lies you have been told. if you are going to try to claim the higher ground at least get informed so you can do it from an educated point of view. the octopus we used was taken to storage and will be used again in the future. the horses crapping on the road made more of a mess than we did and we are non-violent, which is why there was not one arrest today and not one problem with all 3000 of us marching at the end of the parade. an amazing day. i know that not one of you will take any time to learn the truth but i hope some of you look at what you have all written here and think over how hateful the people you hang out with are. We are the 99%, You are the 99%! your children will thank us someday.

  • TeeDub

    Tim, Tim, Tim,

    We are informed. That’s why we are disgusted. You aren’t informed. That’s why you fell into this garbage heap. You’re just mad because we don’t share your delusions. But just chill. I’m sure someone will bring you some cookies and Kool-Aid later.

    Hopefully, you are just young and not deranged. I do truly hope that you get a better grasp of reality before it smacks you up side of the head with a brick.

    And congratulations for no arrests today! I think that means ribbons for everybody!

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  • George Vreeland Hill

    The guy is nothing but a trouble maker.
    He is a loser and is trying to get attention.
    His criminal record speaks for itself.

    George Vreeland Hill