It’s a funny thing about night sticks, pepper spray, tear gas and handcuffs. Repeated encounters with them and their owners, law enforcement, become really old really fast.

Toss in Mother Nature’s annual betrayal of autumn in deference to her true love, winter, and it is understandable that the ranks of the Occupy protestors have thinned and, in many cases, evaporated.

Even the compliant mainstream media is ready to declare the Occupiers a passing fad. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank could not have been clearer:

“This is not what a mass movement looks like. … It looks more and more like a lost cause, as the masses fail to mobilize behind the Occupy activists.”

So the kids are going back to school, or back home to the free room and board. Although many don’t need to, some are even looking for jobs, perhaps looking to occupy something that pays. They’re cold and tired. Some might even have come to realize that the persistent odor they keep noticing is coming from … them!

Meanwhile, the forces that bred Occupy Everything are re-grouping. Financial backers including Communist Party USA and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are chartering buses and shipping their human pawns off to Washington.

They are planning to demonstrate along D.C.’s renowned “K” Street, home of the myriad lobbyist firms. They also will gather to “Take Back the Capitol”. And there are reports of a “Take Back Our Homes” initiative to protest residential foreclosures.

So while Americans of many affiliations will enjoy watching the tone-deaf, “inside the Beltway” Washington elite political crowd deal with the last ranks of the Occupy army, the lawlessness apparently will not subside. Has it occurred to the organizational geniuses that occupying a vacant, foreclosed home is an invasion of private property? Somebody owns it. Are the lenders expected to forgive every mortgage? (Oh wait, that was an Obama administration policy for awhile). We know the protestors think they own the streets (“Our streets!” they rage). Do they now own random suburban four-bedroom homes, too?

When they head over to Occupy the U.S. Capitol, do they think old Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader who once complained he could “smell the tourists” as he navigated across the Rotunda, will welcome this new wave of hygiene impaired citizens? He might have no choice, as reported by BigGovernment.com’s Trevor Loudon:

“While withering under the combined effects of cold weather, public disgust,  and the tiniest hint of  a backbone by some public authorities, the Occupy Wall Street Movement will not be allowed to die. That is, if one of the movement’s strongest pillars, the Communist Party USA, has its way. What will change though, if the Communists succeed in dominating the movement they have so thoroughly infiltrated, will be a new, more disciplined, less anarchic – even electorally focused ‘Occupy’ movement.”

Sen. Reid has his orders from the shadow parties who will not hesitate to hold him to account, whether they are handed down by the Communist Party leader Sam Webb or the bosses inside SEIU. So, too, President Barack Obama, the top lieutenant of billionaire radical George Soros. Obama was quick to praise the Occupy protestors, so he can’t suddenly call upon them to tone it down as they descend on Washington in their comfortable chartered coaches.

Conveniently, the Obamas are off to Hawaii for an extended Christmas break as of Dec. 17. So if the protestors literally endeavor to take back the federal government while simultaneously terrorizing the lobbyists, the Obamas won’t have to worry if the raging masses appear at the gates of the White House. They’ll be occupying a beach on Oahu.

First lady Michelle has repeatedly pledged to transform the White House into the “people’s house”. Well, what do you know? They’ve come to take it back. By the bus loads.