These ladies and gentlemen call themselves the Billionaires for Big Energy. They seem to be angling for starring roles in the annual protest against the annual meeting held by Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The 2012 meeting happened today, and a small throng gathered as usual across from the Meyerson to rail against greed, Big Oil in general, Exxon Mobil in particular, and so on.
One faction held up a huge sign for Occupy Dallas, and you could hear a variety of chants led by someone with a hand-held microphone. Among the messages: “The workers united, will never be defeated! The workers united, will never be defeated!” And: “What do we want? Equity! When do we want it? Now!” The Billionaires for Big Energy chimed in as well: “Let freedom ring. Ka-ching! Ka-ching!” You have to admit it was sort of catchy.