A dedicated mother…

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Just what any married mother of four would do…

Florida banker’s wife left family to join Wall Street protesters

A dedicated mother, um warrior, um occupier...

NY Post: A married mother of four from Florida ditched her family to become part of the raggedy mob in Zuccotti Park — keeping the park clean by day and keeping herself warm at night with the help of a young waiter from Brooklyn.
I’m not planning on going home,” an unapologetic Stacey Hessler, 38, told The Post yesterday.  “I have no idea what the future holds, but I’m here indefinitely. Forever,” said Hessler, whose home in DeLand sits 911 miles from the tarp she’s been sleeping under.
Hessler — who ironically is married to a banker — arrived 12 days ago and planned to stay for a week, but changed her plans after cozying up to some like-minded radicals, including Rami Shamir, 30, a waiter at a French bistro in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.  She swears she’s not romantically involved with her new friend.
Yesterday was a typical day for the pair, who woke up at 8 a.m. on their little patch of paving stone near the communal kitchen and dashed off to Trinity Church to wash up.  Hessler emerged an hour later, her brown hair in dreadlocks, wearing a T-shirt depicting Han Solo and Princess Leia kissing, and bearing the slogan “Make Love Not War.”
She got coffee and a granola bar from the protest kitchen before sorting laundry for two hours.  The unemployed Long Island native compared her decision to abandon her family to Americans serving in the armed forces.  “Military people leave their families all the time, so why should I feel bad?” a defiant Hessler said. “I’m fighting for a better world.”
She said she had been following the movement on Facebook, and the more she learned, the more obsessed she became with joining the demonstrators.
At around 11 a.m. yesterday, Hessler moved from laundry duty to park cleanup — a four-hour detail from which she broke just once to give a troubled protester a hug at the “empathy table.” She also found time for a meditation session later in the day.
Hessler has spoken with her family — husband Curtiss, 42; son Peyton, 17; and daughters Kennedy 15, Sullivan, 13, and Veda, 7 — just three times since leaving them. “Friends are taking care of them,” she said.
Not everyone has supported her decision. “My mother told me I was being very selfish,” she admitted.  And her husband, a former Bank of America financial adviser who now works at a local Florida bank, is perplexed. “He says he’s working for ‘the Man,’ and I’m fighting against him,” she said.
After finishing her morning routine and afternoon chores yesterday, Hessler spent the evening attending organizer meetings and helping fellow protesters find sleeping spots.  Hessler herself bedded down on an air mattress at 12:28 a.m., ready to do it all over again today.
Abandoning her family to hang out with like-minded radicals?  How dedicated of her in the “fight for a better world”.
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0 responses to “A dedicated mother…

  1. empty headed “useful idiot” just like a blood sucking tick. (“Forever”) what about your children???

  2. I think Mr. Hessler, her hubby, had better start looking for a divorce lawyer. He should also look online for “How to get rid of head lice” because when Stacey eventually returns home from her brave “military service” in Zucotti Park, she’ll be bringing them home with her, in her dreadlocks.

  3. Note to Mr Hessler: Divorce this crazy broad immediately and get full custody of your children as the parent who didn’t abandon them.

  4. HOW DARE YOU compare yourself to a soldier going off to war. You selfish blood sucking parasite. I hope your husband divorces you and you get left out on the street to fend for yourself, for the rest of your life. I hope your children see what a great mother they have, and never accept you into their lives ever. Abandoning your family and then likening yourself to a soldier fighting for this country. Go to Cuba, you’re not welcome here.

  5. Pardon me, but one word: ‘Ho. (Not “romatically involved with her new friend,” sure… romance doesn’t have much to do with it. And abusing the military metaphor to dress that up? Please. This’s just a gratification fest all the way around.)

  6. She is a product of our education system and reflects what we should come expect of poorly educated people after decades of government telling people they will take care of them.
    I pray she learns some lessons from the idiots she has aligned herself with, but highly doubt she is capable of recognizing those lessons even when it’s right in front of her.

  7. Stoopid is as stoopid does.
    If I were her husband, I’d be flipping through Divorce Lawyers ‘R Us, right after I changed the locks on the doors.
    This is one instance where the children will be better off.
    Liberals are self-destructively stupid.

  8. Wow.. this OWS thing is being taken to all time lows. Words cannot describe what a (excuse me), POS this ‘person’ is. And the line she is drawing to tie-in like serving in the military is the biggest crock of BS that I suppose her waiter friend and she could serve to her family…
    Mr.Hessler… Kick this $%#@$ to the curb and salvage yourself and your children… NOW! Grrr ….

    • Sage… Oh I completely agree.. 🙁 This is reprehensible and unexcusable on many levels. She is following the world, and we know ‘who’s’ running the show in that realm … I just pray her husband has the wherewithall to take charge of this as soon as he can, and persevere with those kids.. just awful and so sad.

      • Like Kate Bollick write in “All the Single Ladies” in the current Atlantic issue (about why she dumped a good man at 28 only to be alone and childless at 39 now):
        “The decision to end a stable relationship for abstract rather than concrete reasons (“something was missing”), I see now, is in keeping with a post-Boomer ideology that values emotional fulfillment above all else. And the elevation of independence over coupling (“I wasn’t ready to settle down”) is a second-wave feminist idea I’d acquired from my mother, who had embraced it, in part, I suspect, to correct for her own choices.”
        Methinks something similar is going on here… only she’s about the same age as Bollick is now.

    • Sage–I am mom to four, ages 37, 33, 26, and 25. Never, ever would I have left them at young ages. Heck, I even like to keep tabs on my babies now!!

  9. Somehow, I get the feeling this woman is going to pop up in the future on one of those 48 Hours True Crime programs in which stupid women are bumped off by some loutish male acquaintance or relative while onscreen grievers reminisce about her exquisite spirituality and the fatal naivete’ of her nature. Bah! .

  10. I think the woman was probably due to have a “crazy” moment. She’s a POS for leaving her husband kids. Quite an excuse to get out of her responsibilities.

  11. The goal was 3 – 5 abortions by the time a girl is 18? Just plain evil. Feminism sucks!
    Hessler could learn something from this woman: Hero Pregnant Mom Dies Shielding Children From Gunfire at NY Elementary School

  12. And on YouTube…


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