*Midwest Rising* falls flat on its face

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MidwestRising was touted as a ” liberal convergence of environmental and community activists which would descend on the city of St. Louis, the home of big banks and other corporate evil-doers.”

With sponsors such as Missouri ACORN (yes, they still live), SEIU and NAACP, Midwest Rising closed its four day stint today after some drama and entertainment in the St. Louis downtown.

We know anything that involves the libs is usually over-rated and inflationary. I watched the count of this group’s numbers dwindle from 600 a month ago, to 400 last Friday and 100 today. But I believe even that number is inflated.

The two major “evil doers” in MidwestRising’s eyes are Peabody Coal and Bank of America. Both companies are “guilty” for paying their CEO’s too much, not paying enough taxes, getting too many tax breaks and polluting the air with that, ya know, dirty coal. Yep, B of A is guilty for polluting the air too because they loaned Peabody money to *help* pollute the air (see, ya just gotta get into those libs minds to understand this).

So let’s look at downtown St. Louis today in pictures and videos and have some fun.

Peabody Coal and Bank of America just happen to be kiddy-corner to each other in the downtown area, the perfect spot for this lib protest “direct action” which translates into sitting a group down in the middle of a major intersection and blocking traffic.

Human chain against cops in St. L

Not even this deterred them, at least for awhile.

Cops in front of Peabody Coal

But eventually everyone’s patience wears thin, and bad stuff is bound to happen.

arrest in St. Louis

14 people were arrested at this sit-in. Of course all the news stations were there:

But we all know the best video comes from amateurs. The below was taken from the building housing the Bank of America. You can see the HQ of target Peabody Coal across the street:

The gals shooting this video were having a ball. Watch it in full screen. They counted down the number of sit-in arrestees and even the number of cops: 64. LOL. Just think of all the taxpayer money spent.

MidwestRising also made appearances at Monsanto, Arch Coal, and Verizon (in support of striking union workers). Their *demands* of Monsanto were to have genetically altered food labeled. The unusual presence at the Bd. of Ed was to *demand* the corporations give back tax dollars to schools (huh?).

I gotta say though, Midwest Rising: Missouri ACORN, (Missourians Organizing for Reform & Empowerment, M.O.R.E.) did it so much better at that same Bank of America last Friday. There they were protesting B of A’s *foreclosures* and tried to get people to pull their money out of the bank and cut up their credit cards.

But then M.O.R.E. learned from the best: “The Community Organizer in Chief” who taught them all they knew.

Related articles: Radical groups target St. Louis banks and energy companies.

Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks

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Rogue
August 15, 2011 11:52 pm

Underwhelming

Kenny_Solomon
August 16, 2011 12:02 am

Palin had them all at gunpoint in a warehouse down the street !

Beck hijacked ten aircraft full of protestors to Israel for the week so he wouldn’t feel so welcome there !

Rush gave everyone round-trip transport, hotel suites and complimentary guest passes with greens fees at PGA National for the weekend !

……and of course……

It’s Bush’s Fault !!!

EastBayLarry
August 16, 2011 12:13 am

What a joke.
We shouldn’t think this is the best, (worst) they can do.

StephC
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August 16, 2011 7:20 am

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah ha ha ha ha

Ok, I’m done now.

erickbrockway
Editor
August 16, 2011 9:04 am

This is what happens when they do grassroots. Should stick to AstroTurf.

bobmontgomery
August 16, 2011 11:32 am

The next thing you will see is Eric Holder’s Justice Department filing briefs in state courts/federal district courts on behalf of protestors/rioters. You will see allegations that the civil rights of flashmobbers in Philadelphia have been violated.

Lady Penguin
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August 16, 2011 6:09 pm

One of these days, they’ll get more than they bargained for. To some it may be a lark, but to the hard core it is deadly serious. Let them show themselves, as they did in Wisconsin, the people aren’t going to put up with cities and towns getting trashed.

Anger and encouraging hatred, the genuine face of Barack Obama and his party.