• 01 May 2012 at 4:16 PM

Occupy Wall Street Celebrity Is Back

Back in October, we met Stacey Hessler, a woman made famous by the Post because she’d decided to leave her financial adviser husband and four kids in Florida and join Occupy Wall Street protesters camping out in Zuccotti Park. Although Hessler’s family was apparently not happy with her decision, at the time she declared, “I’m not planning on going home…I’m here  indefinitely. Forever.” Forever turned out to be not as long as it sounds and  Hessler, who it was reported made a special friend in “like-minded radicals, including Rami Shamir, 30, a waiter at a French bistro in Cobble Hill” returned to Florida at some point in the last several months (likely when OWS was ejected from the park). Fortunately, she made the trip up for today’s planned activities.

Stacey Hessler, 39, left her four children at home in Florida to take an 18-hour bus ride to today’s protest. “This is the focal point,” Hessler said in Bryant Park. “I want to be here to help make sure there are as many of us as possible so everyone else around the world can be inspired to stage protests.” She carried a sign saying “a woman’s place is in the revolution.”

No word on Rami’s participation but if Stacey can make it so should he.

Occupy Starts May Day Protests With Chants, Waltzes, Kayaks [Bloomberg]

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  1. Posted by watch the throne | May 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    What'd she order?

    Fish filet!

  2. Posted by Tom | May 1, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    sounds like a responsible mother

  3. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    I wish empathy actually entailed people's faces abruptly meeting a spiked bat.

  4. Posted by Dr_Rosenrose | May 1, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Who says OWS hates capitalism? Anyone else see the line at the Premium Empathy table?!

  5. Posted by Bennett | May 1, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Welcome back, Stacey. So glad you could make it!

  6. Posted by one | May 1, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    An 18-hour bus ride must mean the credit card has been cut off.

  7. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    "Stacey Hessler, 39, left her four children at home in Florida, again…"

    That's better

  8. Posted by Bandersnatch | May 1, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    I feel no empathy for her.

  9. Posted by Rami | May 1, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Hey, I have been super busy. Sorry I haven't called. Not with work so much, but yeah… so I, ah, I've got to get over to this new bead store. But it was soooo good seeing you.

  10. Posted by Bandersnatch | May 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    You only get to say that if you're a gay ex-special forces soldier who wears chainmail.

  11. Posted by Haterade | May 1, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Those nappy dreadlocks, that snaggle toothed butterface…how you've haunted my dreams.

    - OWS Virgin

  12. Posted by trojan_ | May 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    -Look at it, dude. You're not offereing any fabulous prizes. You have to offer fabulous prizes if you want people to show up for your stupid crap. Here.
    -"Free empathy?"
    -Yeah, if you offer free empathy, maybe people will show up.

  13. Posted by VonSloneker | May 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    "Stacey Hessler, 39, left her four children at home in Florida, again…to see if she could still pull younger men."

    Still better…

    - Mr. Hessler, CFA, Married the wrong girl quant

  14. Posted by Back office grunt | May 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Let's stop the banks so that we can end the recession!

    - OWS protester in need of financial education

  15. Posted by Fixed Income | May 1, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    That would explain the return of the burning sensation every time I pee.

    – Rami

  16. Posted by GUEST | May 1, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    I guess Rami kept her coming for more….

  17. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    1. Stage protests
    2. ???
    3. Profi^H^H^H Change the world!

  18. Posted by HAM05 | May 1, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    are there any movements for underemployed financial services hacks who, despite a colossal hatred for the work they do/who they work for, suck it up and do it anyway in the hopes that ONE DAY they won't have to anymore?

  19. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Full moon, under the empathy table, Rami shottied mouth, I've got back, drum circle banging, so are we.

  20. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Anyone else find it hilarious that they still haven't figured out that no one important works down there anymore

  21. Posted by Rami | May 1, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    This is a little dated. I'm over at minnetas now, looking to get involved in the BOA junior broker training program.

  22. Posted by Mayor Bloomberg | May 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Hey!?

  23. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    mmm, you can practically see the stink lines coming off her!

    -Dumpster Diver

  24. Posted by Sleeper | May 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Careful there. She seems like the type of gal who would have skidmarks…

  25. Posted by BabyCrane | May 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Some free weed, NYC public works department spotlights, and the bongo drum circle to set the mood… you, me, and three other hobos to share a tarp for some free love? How 'bout it, babes?

    - Unemployed Management Consultant

  26. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Her husband's a "Financial Planner?" What's that?

    - UBS Wealth Management products propaganda quant

  27. Posted by gUest | May 1, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Anyone else find it hilarious that you didn't notice that Hessler was quoted while in Bryant Park?

  28. Posted by Curt | May 1, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    I'm over it.

    -Curtiss

  29. Posted by Labranche | May 1, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Hey !

  30. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Let's send harmless white powder to some Wells Fargo branches to end global income inequality!

    -Guy who thinks he may be getting the hang of it

  31. Posted by guest | May 1, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    "Free empathy… unles you are a small child who would like to see his/her mother."

  32. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Wonder if her kids will rebel by going to Harvard and doing an internship.

  33. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    No, but you can get empathy hugs delivered to your cube.

  34. Posted by The Grand Marquis | May 1, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    she's not as dishy as Joan Crawford, but she's probably not as fussy about wire hangers

  35. Posted by Felipe | May 1, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    "I want to be here to make sure I am as far away from my 4 kids and husband as possible."

  36. Posted by HighFrequencyHater | May 1, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Nothing good happens around white people with dreadlocks.

    -Confucius

  37. Posted by Guest | May 1, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Two words.

  38. Posted by Lord Humongous | May 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Let off some steam at the empathy table Bennett!!!

    - Ahnold

  39. Posted by Another Guest | May 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Three word reply.

  40. Posted by Vikram Pandit | May 2, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    How I feel when someone tells me about occupy wall street
    http://wheninfinance.tumblr.com/post/22258200479/

  41. Posted by Commando | May 2, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    +1000

  42. Posted by Guest | May 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    If she owned a car, her bumper sticker would say: "My breadwinning husband who works in finance allows me to not work and skip town to protest his job"

  43. Posted by Guest | May 2, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    If she owned a car, it would be a prius with an Obama 2008 bumper sticker

  44. Posted by Guesto | May 2, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    "A woman's place is actually in the *kitchen"

  45. Posted by OWS Comedy Fan | May 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Um, you ripped off my comment from last year. I am flattered but your execution sucked.

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