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.
Not even this deterred them, at least for awhile.
But eventually everyone’s patience wears thin, and bad stuff is bound to happen.
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.
Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks