Police Worry as Wall Street Protesters Pine for World Series Spotlight

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The Occupy Wall Street movement may make a move this week on the World Series.

Facebook chatter from the protesters suggests they are casting their eyes on Busch Stadium, coveting the national media spotlight surrounding the series.

Among the ideas floated among group members online: A massive rally, pitching tents around Busch Stadium or sending a streaker onto the field during the game “to send  a message.”

St. Louis Police Major Lawrence O’Toole says police will uphold the protesters’ Constitutional rights of assembly and free speech, but he’s concerned about a “lone wolf” causing trouble.

“There are times that we know that there are certain elements that can get drawn into large protests and other people who have other agendas,” O’Toole said. ”

So far, the Occupy St. Louis protesters have kept a peaceful vigil in Kiener Plaza, several blocks from Busch Stadium.   A core group of about 20 to 30 have been spending the night in tents.  Last week they were joined by hundreds of labor protesters to march through the streets of downtown.

There were no arrests at the march, and so far only ten protestors have been arrested for “violating the park curfew.”

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Occupy St. Louis protestors get a visit from Park Rangers (KMOX/file photo)

Police know of no threat against the World Series, but are working with the Secret Service to provide heightened security.

The St. Louis Cardinals report they are still awaiting word from the Secret Service and Major League Baseball about what security restrictions fans may encounter with First Lady Michelle Obama attending Wednesday night’s game.

Cards spokesman Ron Watermon says he expects it to be “much less invasive than a Presidential visit.”

But Watermon says there will be some additional security measures.  How they will affect fans is unclear. The ballpark will be open three hours ahead of the game on Wednesday to give everyone enough time to get inside.

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One Comment

  1. Tempo says:

    Hope they get a LOT of attention! This is a great opportunity for some national news!

    1. Frustrated in TX says:

      You are as big an idiot as those so called “protesters”. They are being used by Van Jones, George Soros and the like and they don’t know or don’t care. It’s a sad testament to our school system and the liberal agenda that has gone on way too long in this country.

      1. Watchin'&Laughin' says:

        I don’t t believe O’Toole in St. Louis or for that matter anyone in the eastern states have to worry about theses protests going on for much longer. The weather has been nice and sunny so it has been easy for these kind of people to hang out and do a pseudo-protest. Looks like they are now in for some cold and very raining days and nights which means they will pack up their non-directional tantrum and go go back to their parents basement.

      2. Libby says:

        When you use the Names Soros and Jones.You are being used by Glenn Beck and he has sold you a bill of goods already.

        Your mind is washed! Maybe Glenn will cry for your soul!

      3. Johninok says:

        The Mayans, Hopi, Nostradamus, Edgar Casey and now Glenn Beck. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid girl.

      4. James R. Edwards says:


      5. dingobully says:

        The protests were started by the tea partiers on the right, not liberals.

    2. AFSGTSAM says:

      They have already gotten far more attention than they deserve consider how small this really is…..a few thousand at best. The meida wants to make a lot of this when there is really nothing there.

      1. swampfox says:

        Agreed flush twice



        @ Kenyan Usurper…
        I just reported you to http://www.AttackWatch.net

      4. Libby says:

        SGT? You think I give a damn you have SGT in your name?

        Does that make you a better american than the protestors?

        Army a-holes think they are special and want everyone to know it!

        You didnt die for your country so stop bragging in your screen name!

      5. dydx says:


        Wow…nice advertisement for liberal idiocy, hatred, and ignorance…all in one post. There’s a difference between being proud and bragging. And how in the world you get from his post that the good sergeant thinks he’s a better American than the protestors is just bizarre. And just because afsgtsam hasn’t yet died for our great country where angry people like you live and (unfortunately thrive) doesn’t mean the good airman isn’t willing. I know that the likes of you aren’t willing to die for this country. So why don’t you show some appreciation and direct your anger at some union thug or some ACORN worker or something.

        BTW…other branches of the military also have sergeant. Not that it matters to the likes of you…you who obviously hate the military. You probably adore what the Flea Partiers are doing, though. Make sure you bring some Frontline or Advantage when you go back to your tent.

      6. Katiedidit says:

        IF anyone shows up to protest I hope its the veterans. As Obama cuts their tricare for life, raises the prices on their prescriptions …his wife will show up at the world series to pay tribute to the veterans…HYPOCRITS!!!

    3. MorganGray says:

      Nah, man, let ’em keep on protesting. Let the Pee Partiers keep protesting, relieving themselves on police cars, doing drugs and fornicating in public. Let the not-so-great unwashed keep polluting places with their trash and stink, and … less pleasant substances. Let them continue to assault reporters with whom they disagree. Let them keep spitting on men and women wearing the uniform of our armed services. Let the President, and Pelosi, and Reid ant that crowd keep backing them. The Flea Baggers are the best thing for a GOP candidate since Lincoln.

      1. Slamox says:

        I totally agree. These people have no idea why they are even out there. Check out this website: http://sharpelbowsstl.blogspot.com/. One video shows a guy offering these greasers jobs. Harly anyone accepts his offer. Another asks these smelly hippies why they are out there and they don’t even know what their message is. These people quite simply dont have jobs and they want the “system” to support them just like any other liberal democrat.

      2. LTG says:

        Totally Agree!

      3. Jon Ross says:

        Thank you for energizing me. I will be down at the protest after work tomorrow.

    4. bob says:

      Right on dude ! Ignore these lazy armchair hicks. They are so dumbed down by the mainstream media they would only protest if there was a draught on beer or the superbowl was cancelled .

      Fight the corporatocracey , pity the sheep and stay the course .

      Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

      1. Kip Noxzema says:

        Yes, those “lazy armchair hicks” who have jobs and started a family are to be condemned by the drug-taking hippies stealing and defecating in crowds, wanting money and not having to work for it. Gee, that makes so much sense!

      2. bob says:

        Kip , you sound like a media catch phrase, .

        Most of these protesters are ex students who have huge debt and can’t get work. You wouldn’t understand or care about this becuase your to busy trying to stay on the high ground .

        Go back to sleep little lamb we can do without lazy , childish arguements that only a fool would put forward.

      3. bob is shiza says:

        Boo hoo. They are in debt. So what. Most are not ex students, but students nearing graduation and are “scared.” Scared that they will actually have to compete to get a job. Most are there to get high and/or pick up women. I found it interesting when one of the protestors was bragging how he scored 3 chicks because he was the only one with a “shelter.” My god…capitalism at work. You see, he is “better” than others because he has a shelter. You are all morons.

      4. bob is shiza says:

        You know what the OWS movement is? It is a bowel movement and soon all of the filth will be washed away. You are all irrelevant and won’t even get a footnote 5 years from now.

    5. tim hennessey says:

      go away its baseball

    6. rscott says:

      Maybe we can see some perp walks. Great press huh???????

    7. Ivanthedestroyer77 says:

      Hey, Rodger, Christian … remember your words they will be eternal. You are a voluntary contributor in your countries tax program, therefore, you will have blood on your hands before your Creator.

      Hey … I’m just an Observer.

      Better Read your Bible, Christian, the historic precedents have already been established at Nineveh.

    8. ivanthedestroyer77 says:

      Get ready America … We see how lazy and stupid you are!!! WE are GOING TO FK YOU TO HELL!! Taxes galore.… more job exportation … you will all work at wall mart and your CHILDREN WILL BE 2-DOLLAR PROSTITUTES!

      YOUR PENALTY FOR LOVING YOUR COUNTRY … Patriotic fools! Your Houses, future, 401k … ALL BELONG TO WS and THEY WILL CONSUME you to THE bone!


    9. Kip Noxzema says:

      I agree. I’m really glad the State Run Media keeps reporting about the Parasites on Parade and what kind of people are in it. It really, REALLY helps our cause in the 2012 elections.Let that streaker run around and show the world what the Parasites are all about. The Regime and Democrats openly align with them and I hope they keep on doing it. Those of us in the Tea Party already knew about them, and now the so-called independents and other Americans will see which party truly wants to bring America back to the way it ought to be.

    10. WilliamPenn says:

      Can’t wait til you red-diaper doper-babies start your little communist revolution so we can CRUSH you. Bring it on.

  2. J. Byrne says:

    The baseball fans will kick their butts. People are sick and tired of these bums wasting our city resources. go home! you are not wanted here!!!!

    1. SunnyJ says:

      I was thinking the same thing…man, do not get in the way of a baseball fan with tickets to a world series game…that would be a death wish for sure! I say this is where you separate the real agenda, and the rich kids playing hippie radicals…they will not stick their face into fist distance of a diehard Cardinals fan.

      1. bob says:

        Yawn, go back to sleep little sheep , i bet you were asleep during the 70’s or weren’t even born.

      2. dave says:

        The problem is, is that’s exactly what some of these people are hoping for to happen. Violence will only increase the resolve of some of these clowns and give others the license to act out that they’ve been craving.

  3. pitter43 says:

    That kind of treatment of traitors is long overdue.

    1. ninetyniner says:

      since when are peaceful protesters “traitors”? Please go back to Soviet Russia, where you obviously came from

      1. pitter43 says:

        If those clowns are ” peaceful protesters”, I’d hate to see protesters that aren’t peaceful.

      2. AFSGTSAM says:

        The real peaceful protestors were the Tea Partiers these dirtbags are far from.

      3. Anonymous says:

        Explains why people like Mrs. Crabill (R from VA) talked about resorting to the Bullet box rather than the Ballot box?

        Let one person show up with an AR15, like the Phoenix TP rally, republicans would go crazy – spare us the self righteousness, Sigh…

      4. jay kellogg says:

        The difference is…a lot of us armed, but you never see us shooting.

        But give ONE leftist looney a gun, and Gabby Giffords gets a free 9mm piercing.

        Of course, that won’t matter to the media who will report it as “probably a right wing Tea Party fanatic”. And when the truth is learned, that story will be buried on page 38D of the NYT. No wonder a recent poll showed that the majority of “independent voters” think she was shot by a right wing fanatic.

        Now tell me how the MSM is not biased. Because if he WAS a Tea Party guy, the media would ensure his name was as infamous as Ted Bundy, and always preceded by the moniker Tea Party Fanatic…

      5. JDM says:

        Really… peaceful

        take a gander at this:

        Really, spitting on people? Shame

        The amount of racist propaganda from the tea party is a mess.. Nazi references.. racist slander http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCpwjvVaqyE&feature=related

        Show me anything from OWS that’s been racist or discriminatory.. I’ve been occupyinig for two weeks and haven’t seen a trace

      6. LUPO1234 says:

        You are like the Obama worshiper in this video:

      7. justsaying says:

        Do the protesters have PERMITS? DO they follow the rules of WHERE they can and can’t go? Do they clear the streets and sidewalks so CITIZENS who don’t want to deal them don’t have to? IF NOT while they aren’t traitors they are PUNKS..

      8. mike miracle says:

        Stand down or Stand up for America.

        or you may be lit up like a punk.

        These are citizens, just because you want to sleep to your death, dont think starving americans will go along.


      9. Kathi Corbett-Otto says:

        We sought permits but they don’t have it set up to give permits for what we’re doing; the Mayor, Police Chief and Parks Service are cooperating with us and protecting our 1st Amendment rights as CITIZENS to peaceful assembly. We do not block sidewalks or harrass pedestrians, unless you consider saying hello, go cards!, or have a nice day harrassment.
        We clean up after ourselves, we even recycle. Nobody is getting paid to do this; those are lies told by conservative media.

      10. michaelp says:

        because the communist party is sponsoring the events ! soros and his billions ! van jones, a die hard communist ! ect. listen to what they are saying. share the wealth ! with peopl who don’t want to work ! why bust your a$$, when it will be given to you.

      11. Constance says:

        Peaceful? Hardly. I would also add that Soviet Russia is precisely a role model for the majority of protesters. Duh.

    2. AFSGTSAM says:

      Peaceful…..hahaha yeah far from peaceful!

  4. Ty says:

    Sending a streaker would be a perfect example of the childish mindset of these miscreants.

  5. Bill says:

    Another group of 30 people ginning up media attention. Yawn.

    1. AFSGTSAM says:

      Exactly Bill..this never has been a very big movement…even in NY there are what about 2000 max there. I went to two tea party rallies each had 10-15 times that many there. The media wants this to grow so badly!

      1. pdirt says:

        And the Tea Party didn’t have to pay people to protest. No comparison.

      2. Lisakitty says:

        The Tea Party is financed by 1% billionaires who are known as the Koch brothers. If you haven’t been to the real Occupy Wall Street protest information site and you are only aware of what the msm has been putting out there about the Occupy protests then you really need to go to this website http://occupywallst.org/ before you continue to embarrass yourself with uninformed negative comments.

      3. SukieTawdry says:

        The only one here who should be embarrassed by uninformed, negative comments, Lisakitty, is you.

    2. glenn pate says:

      That is just the reserve the “motel” shock troop. I’m sure they have paid for all the required licenses and permits that the tea party and any other group would have to obtain Yeh, right? And, of course, there are no restrictions on setting up tent city? The cops could stop this without infringing on their “rights” if they just enforced the laws now, or had that done it originally.

  6. jeff says:

    these occupy people seem to be well fed. life can’t be that bad

    1. pitter43 says:

      I’ve heard that more people that want America destroyed have been sending donations, but I suspect these children have never suffered for much.

  7. pynaetlb says:

    Occupying a park and disrupting our nation past time are two very different things. I’d be real interested to see how long they’d be allowed to disrupt the world series. My guess is about five minutes. OWS just doesn’t understand that they’re being used by this socialist administration to keep the democrat scams like Solyndra off of the front page. But the democrats are owned by Wall Street and any attempt to cause the big money men to lose money will be slammed to the ground real fast. I hope they try, they need a lesson in just how powerless they are.

  8. 99% says:

    Amazing that most of you still don’t get it. S’okay, when your bank closes and your retirement savings are pilfered to float a loan to the IMF, then maybe you’ll stand up.

    1. Sam Iam says:

      Got Reynold’s Wrap?

      1. pitter43 says:

        He’s wearing it and that stupidity still comes through.

    2. Chad says:

      It appears, at current, the OWS members will not have to rely on a “retirement Savings” do to their lack of job (well maybe their trust fund). So you or they will need to rely on me to ‘get by’ in their/your elderly years. Since I vote, and have a successful business, I rule. So come on out to the farm, I have a nice piece of land you can ‘OCCUPY’ will you WORK. Welcome to the 21st Century Serfdom. Bow before me.

    3. AFSGTSAM says:

      Banks are insured by the FDIC so that argument is moot. How about the government running trillion dollar defectis, spending my gradkids paycheck to fund entitlements to a bunch of lazy self indulgent dolts.

      1. snewsom2997 says:

        Too bad the FDIC couldn’t back the failure of a big bank like BOA, Citi, or US Bank even if they wanted to. Any of those go down and FDIC goes down with it, that is why we bailed them out instead of letting them go bankrupt and auctioning off their assets.

    4. MorganGray says:

      Hey 99%, tell me something; when was the last time you were hired to work for a poor person?
      Or more to the point, have you ever been hired to work – period?
      I get it.
      I get it that you are what Mao called a “useful idiot”. You think you’re all socially aware and socially active, and that you “identify” with the poor.
      But, I also see that you are online. That you own some kind of computer.
      That computer was built by a company which took a loan from a bank.
      The OWS hypocrites have a bank account of … what? Several hundred thousand dollars? Or is it into the millions by now?
      OWS is selling merchandise on e-bay and using a bank for their profits.

      What’s next? The Tri-Lateral Commission? Bilderbergers? Illuminati? Gnomes of Zurich? Atlantis? The Mother Ship?

      Oh, and your hero, Obama has what? Over a billion dollars in the bank so he can steal or buy the next election.

      I’ll say it again, you are either a useful idiot, willfully stupid, or a hypocrite.

    5. John Galt says:

      Yes and when the crowd roundly Boo’s you for hijacking this event and ruining what should be a great expereince don’t be surprised. When they throw garbage at you for streaking at the event and public opinion turns downward don’t be shocked. These kids think Capitalism is the problem, if they cracked open a book they would realize they have a real problem with Corporatism which isn’t capitalism. Corporatism is a Bi-Partisan problem and both parties are at fault. But yeah, go ahead and ruin an American Tradition, give us another reason to hate you, thank God we don’t have Smell O Vision.

    6. SunnyJ says:

      Exactly what the Tea Party has been saying all along only, they want to work within the system and keep all that is good…not denigrate the flag, call the Jews names, break laws and call for revolution for the “people” while they hurt those same “people” with their antics. The 99% has put $300,000 in a bank account from donations…that makes them rich..that makes them the 1%…now they have to eat their own, right? No wait, now they’re capitalists and trying to figure out how to make mroe for themselves…why don’t they practice what they preach and send it in to the US Government they love so much and tell them to use it well, like they scold the rest of us to do? I’m waiting?….I’m still waiting?

    7. DocHolliday says:

      I get it. I’m your “99%” that doesn’t want your socialist, marxist, big government hand in my hard working pocket. We are all hurt and Barry O is making it worse. But I’ll take capitalism anyday .

    8. b says:

      So why aren’t you protesting the corrupt DC politicians who enable this type of financial malfeasance? This is why you guys come across as idiots!

    9. Solar Ray says:

      YOU should grow up, wake up and SHUT UP. You liberal moonbat! IF you HAD any money of your own, you would know that the REAL 99% of REAL working Americans had ASSETS……homes, land, PAID FOR. That’s where our money is. And that is why we are NOT liberal and off our rockers. You also have really poor grammar/syntax. You are SO very much a product of the wasted generation it makes me vomit a little. If you are dumb enough to invest in a 401k or GOVERNMENT anything (bond, savings plan, FSA) you have been brainwashed. So, no, when the Bilderbergers roll up the Street, I will not care. I’ll grab dual citizenship by the horns and move to a country where I have rights, immunity, liberty and classical republic national democracy. This “occupy’ movement is for washed up losers….and you won’t find a hard working person of ANY race, color or creed out there….because we’re all working to pay taxes to feed your sorry media establishment.

  9. Constitution First says:

    But rich, white, trust-fund babies have so much to be angry about😉

  10. Dog says:

    “”. The ballpark will be open three hours ahead of the game on Wednesday to give everyone enough time to get inside.”””

    3 hours? Mores security theater. How much of this will people put up with? I thought sports fans were supposed to be manly or something like that, but they will probably put up with it out of fear.

    The TSA is taking naked pictures of everyone who walks through an airport and VIPER teams are beginning to go across the USA doing the same thing at train stations and random highway stops.

    Would Thomas Jefferson let some bureaucrat take naked pictures of his wife and daughter?

  11. MacCane says:

    53% to 99% – are you for real? Think that comment through a bit. Who bailed out the banks? Who bailed out ‘too big to fail’ greedy corporations? Who is taking jobs overseas and who is facilitating that through unfavorable tax laws here, oppressive and unreal environmental restrictions? Who gives money to the IMF today?

    1. AFSGTSAM says:

      The same 53% who are watching the Govt borrow money from our grandkids to fund trillions of dollars in entitlements to people who dont earn them.

    2. JohnF says:

      You do realize that the ‘bail out’ were loans, and that for the most part they were all paid back by 2009, and the Federal Government made a small profit on it. Not like the bailout of GM and Chrysler. Why aren’t these useful idiots protesting the real villains, the current administration that OKs these loans and bailouts, and GM and Chrysler who will never pay it back. Is it because they don’t have a clue about how things really work, and are only listening to the soundbites their handlers are giving them??? Or do they just want any excuse to get some attention and not have to accept blame for their own personal failure at life.

  12. Codeman says:

    99% wow you have a computer? Where was it made? North Korea?

    1. MorganGray says:

      And, how did he / she / it buy that computer? Or was the computer stolen from some evil corporate store?

  13. God Save America says:

    It’s Bush’s fault that these Tea Partiers are causing so much trouble, or something like that. I forget the Democrats’ current official excuse for their own actions.

  14. DocHolliday says:

    There’s no Socialism in baseball. There’s no Communism in baseball. This is America’s pasttime. Would the “Tea Party” disrupt the World Series? No way.
    But these trust fund pirates, and losers, and leftists and idiots want to disrupt the World Series. Clueless and no class!!

    1. Jay Davis says:

      I sympathize with your sentiment but MLB’s revenue sharing is exactly socialism.

  15. moronpolitics says:

    We;ll that’s a GREAT beautiful stadium we have here in Texas. One of the most impressive buildings I have ever walked into. Now, what we do with coyotes is we shoot them and hang them on the fence so the other coyotes see them and know not to come around. Not that I am saying we should shoot these folk and hang them up in that concourse…. I just remembered about the coyotes for some reason.

  16. menl says:

    It’s really sad to see these privileged college kids get progressively more desperate for attention; if only their parents payed more attention to them instead of giving them everything they wanted growing up and paying their way through school.

  17. Barry bin Inhalin says:

    Five bucks says they won’t try it in Texas.

    1. George Buchanan says:

      Dams str8. Read another article chronicling theft at the OWS camps. No thief would attempt such a thing at a Tea Party rally — pretty sure more than a few are armed and appropriately trained. Then again, Tea Partiers go home at night to care for their families.

  18. snapperboy says:

    Guess the police should register their concerns with the president of the United States – or maybe with the Communist Party, Chavez, Ahmadinejad, the Socialists or the Ayatolla. Wow, is Barry in good company or what?

  19. Hank Warren says:

    This is all about Free Speech. After all, censorship is everywhere. The gov’t (and their big business cronies) censor free speech, shut down dissent and ban the book “America Deceived II”. Free speech for all.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

  20. Arie says:

    These people have the right to protest. By the way, what is their message? They also have the right to demand that I pay more taxes so that they don’t have to. For me to pay more taxes so they don’t have to work. For me to pay more taxes so that they are more privledged. For me to pay more taxes to listen to their anti Semetic rants. For me to pay more taxes so that they can defecate and have sex in public places. For me to pay more taxes so that the main stream media can liken these people and their message to the Tea Party. What a sad state of affairs it is that the Democrat Party would embrace their message. If these people had any brains they would target their frustration at the White House which is the source of the policy creating these problems; not Wall Street.

  21. Reality Bites says:

    God forbid you might miss your game.

    Not like there’s more important things out going on.

    1. MorganGray says:

      More important, like a bunch of dope-smoking, narcissistic, greedy, self-important, fools slouching around in public, yelling, “notice me, notice me”?

      More important than a crowd of hypocrites who decry wealth, then go out and post to comment blogs like this, using computers manufactured by evil rich corporations, while their backers and supporters live in royal luxury?

      Yup. Baseball is far more important than you, biter.

      Reality? Not hardly.

    2. pumice says:

      That game is pumping an estimated $24M into the local economy.

  22. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “If you need to shave and you still collect baseball cards, you’re a dope. If you’re a kid, the cards are keepsakes of your idols. If you’re a grown man, they’re pictures of men.” ~ George Carlin — http://911essentials.com

    1. DocHolliday says:

      Get a cotton-picking life. Real people don’t live their life according to George Carlin. Leave baseball alone.

  23. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “If you need to shave and you still collect baseball cards, you’re a dope. If you’re a kid, the cards are keepsakes of your idols. If you’re a grown man, they’re pictures of men.” ~ George Carlin


  24. Reese Forbes says:

    Most of these comments are ridiculous as no one from OccupySTL wants to invade Bush stadium or disrupt the World Series. Also most of the commenters do not seem to have a clue about what we are advocating – so come on by after the game and talk to us.

    1. Donna says:

      So what are you advocating????????? Seems to be a noncoherent rant, rather than a message. Only message I seem to get is You want it all, but not do anything to get it.

      1. Reese Forbes says:

        Your comment is silly Donny “not do anything to get it” Maybe you have not seen the signs, many are about JOBS. People want work. Many of these peaceful protesters work full time, or are students and come after their job or college class to spend time at OccupySTL instead of partying.

      2. AFSGTSAM says:

        Reese if they truly wanted jobs they would have them the fact is these are a bunch of bums and losers who would rather smoke pot and live off other peoples earnings…the things they are truly worried about is we are finally out of other peoples money and they may actually have to work to survive.

      3. Jon Ross says:

        I work full time and am lucky to have a good job. Others, not so much…this is why I am down there with my free time donating services and items.

        There is a huge culture of selfishness in America. As long as “I” have it, who cares of “they” don’t have it.

        The system has been helping the rich and hurting the poor for far too long…and I for one will stand up for my fellow American and fight back against greed and corruption.

      4. SukieTawdry says:

        So, Reese Forbes, could you explain to us how increasing taxes for corporations and “the wealthy” creates jobs for the middle class? Because as far as I’m aware, none of you has even attempted to explain that.

    2. Michelle says:

      Exactly. OccupyStL is more than 20 or 30 people. We are not all white trust fund babies or poor college students. We are your waitress, your accountant, your doctor, and your neighbor. We are everywhere. We are the 99%. Do not expect us. We are here.

      Also, rest assured that OccupyStL does not condone illegal activities, or acts of a violent nature, at any time.

      Enjoy your game, St. Louis.

      1. DocHolliday says:

        Stay away from Bush Stadium and we will enjoy America’s game. Stay out of our way after the game so we can go home to our families and get up and go work the next day to provide for them. All you Occupy Fill in the City: go park in front of the White House and demand that incompetent resident there to quit killing jobs with the Stimulus to nowhere and his Marxist’ policies. Just get out of our way.

      2. You don't represent THIS part of the 99 says:


        The top 1% in this country earn $350,000/year. I earn much less than that. Therefore I am the 99%.

        You do not represent me. Please stop telling people that you do.

  25. Montford John Greenwood says:

    Protests are not supposed to be comfortable.

  26. paul says:

    there you go. it sure stopped them in the middle east. but then americans are a gutless lot, inferior to those forieners in the arab world so it probably would work better here than in ,say, syria

    1. Forrest Sergente says:

      Oh, and don’t forget to protest the obscene profits of unions, particularly government employee unions. You should all go down and do a sit in at your nearest union hall.

  27. Stl_Ronin says:

    Ironic that 99% of the OccupySTL crowd has NO CLUE what they are advocating. Of course that is to be expected when a small grassroots local protest is co-opted by Soros Monkeys and SEIU thugs.

  28. Robert Muller says:

    They should have broken this up when it started. Like with bloomy in NY he put his tail between his legs and ran away. Now if Giuliani was there he would have cleaned it up on the first night, now it costs NY MILLIONS

    1. Reese Forbes says:

      Wrong – you probably do not remember Chicago 1969 where police went on a riot against protesters. Not only did the court battles cost the city megabucks (the city lost) but it killed the convention business in that city for almost 20 years costing
      Chicago BILLIONS.
      Trying to breakup a Populist movement by police action is stupid and the Mayor of St Louis and the police in the city realize it.

      1. SukieTawdry says:

        And that little action in Chicago cost the Democrats the election as middle America did not stand with the protestors and associated them with Democratic presidential primary candidates like Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern. That Hubert Humphrey was not of their ilk seemed to make little difference. (It was 1968 by the way.)

  29. EDinAZ says:

    Is it possible to just have our national pastime NOT disrupted by some protest. I hope that the police and secret service enforce the law and keep them all out of the surrounds of the stadium. BTW, why is an obvious White Sox fan coming to the game. Keep her in DC where she belongs, and keep the so-called pres out of the state also

  30. VotersOfNY says:

    I keep telling you what to do. Put them all on buses and take them out to the boondocks and then let them go. No arrests, just let them go and let them figure out how to get home. Do that enough times and these filthy, slimeballs will stop protesting.

  31. Wally says:

    Be sure to have enough french fries in the stadium for Mooch-chelle.

    1. frenchfry says:


  32. Hmm says:

    As a visitor with family in St. Louis, I believe St. Louis does not tolerate ANYthing or ANYone corrupting the relationship of St. Louisans and their Cardinals and their World Series chances. Woe to the “Occupy-Whatever-Serves-(me)” movement if they choose to manipulate the World Series games in St. Louis!!!

  33. John says:

    If these dirtbags want to really lose favor with the American people, disrupting the series will do it. No doubt, Barry will be all for it.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Let them protest, nothing like watching a bunch of republicans whine like little girls over them – when it was the tea party, they are patriots, when it is from the other side they are a mob – sorry, even a third grader can read through the hypocrisy.

    1. James says:

      Hey anonymous, read “Demonic” by Ann Coulter. Educate yourself.

      1. Tommy Chapman says:

        I wish conservative Republicans would stop comparing the protest to ALL liberal Democrats.

        The majority of conservatives say these protests are small in numbers, then please stop comparing us to them. I don’t think all conservative Republicans are like Glen Beck.

  35. TBone says:

    My family cancelled a trip to NYC on account of the Occupy bunch and I think that is one of the ploys; disrupt commerce in favor of anarchy. These are seriously commited folks and what they are commited to ain’t American.

  36. cntrlfrk says:

    They will do what Obama tells them to do.

    They are nothing more than Astro-Turf Pawns and won’t bother the super-rich pro-athletes or Hollywood that supports Obama.

    They will only attack the corporations that produce the goods and services we need.


  37. Salharmonic says:

    That would be a sure fire way to get tons of bad PR. “Look at me, look at me!” the eternal demand of infants, toddlers and adlolescents. Not going to be well received at that venue.

  38. Vince says:

    Fear the PEE PARTY!!! NOT!!!! What a bunch of liberal loosers without a cause!

  39. AFSGTSAM says:

    Why do I have an image of some moron in NY with tatoos up to his neck, piercings all over his face and earlobes the size of basketball hoops complining that nobody will hire him and his liberal arts degree for 60k a year? I am involved in hiring and I wouldnt touch any one of those NY losers if my company depended on it!

  40. American Dream says:

    The Flea Bag Party is nothing more than a bunch of spoiled socialist misfits!!! The POTUS will find that his support for them will backfire.

  41. Vince says:

    This could turn out to be a great A$$ whoopin’. Just imagine, beer drinkin’, American lovin’ baseball fans kicking the sheet out of these modern day lazy hippie freaks. GAME ON!!!!!!! The real game will be in the parking lot. Hope they try it in Texas, I’ll be there!!!

    1. Reese Forbes says:

      Violence is not allowed in OccupySTL (as well as drugs, alcohol, or illegal weapons) and will not be allowed by drunk fans. Anyone one assaulting a protester will be arrested.

    2. Alpha says:

      According to Vince, baseball fans are also a mindless mob prone to violence.

  42. Buddy P says:

    This sounds like an excellent time to have “Bat Day” giive aways.

  43. Jay Kellogg says:

    Hey…You Occupy guys keep it up! You are really gonna make a difference! In Republican turnout in 2012, that is…

    1968 was the height of the hippie movement. The country was so revolted by the sight that Republicans held the Presidency for the next 22 years, minus one “oopsie” term of the failure, Jimmy Carter. History has a way of repeating itself.

    If you’re conservative, pray this movement follows Obama into the next election season! Mobs like this don’t get LESS frustrated, wacky, and violent…and the coverage will be splendid for our election prospects next year.

    1. anonymous says:

      Half of our core groups are Republicans. Ron Paul is a hero of the movement

  44. mrsharfer says:

    What this “movement” amounts to is a bowel movement. All funded by george soros. The devil incarnate.

  45. bag o cheese says:

    This needs to be terminated…with extreme prejudice.

  46. Bridget says:

    My point is why is the secret service getting involved…aren’t they there to protect the president and other political figures. Them coming in sounds like the use of the SS, similar initially, in Nazi Germany…

  47. Al Tango says:

    Wow! Something good coming from those morons. No more baseball would be a good thing but it would add to the doped-up homeless population.

  48. Lois Tyli says:

    St. Louisans generally have an attitude of “live and let live.” However, it is certain folly to get between them and their beloved Cardinals. I predict any protesters that try to take the attention away from the Cardinals’ 19th trip to the World Series will be pummeled with stuffed rally squirrels by a red-clad mob led by Fredbird.

  49. Russ says:

    I hope they DO interrupt the World Series. Show the rest of the country what a bunch of out-of-control street morons they are, certainly not just some grass-roots movement as I am sure Pelosi or Obama would want folks to believe.

    The more bad press they can get, the better, and there is no way to make interrupting a sporting event into anything but bad press.

    1. Sammie Jo says:

      I’m with you, and I hope they make everyone in that ball park mad, that will be less support for the 2000 edition of the hippie movement, woodstock without music.
      People don’t get angry until it affects them personally, interrrupt a sports event and see how mad they get.
      They should take their beef to the spot that is the cause of making the rules for wall street, Capitol HIll.

  50. Forrest Sergente says:

    The OWS should go ahead and occupy the World Series, as the professional sports racket is far more corrupt than Wall Street. Heck, don’t even stop there, go and protest Hollywood, the mainstream media and its personalities, your politicians, colleges, and the environmental lobby (Al Gore et all) as they all are bilking the “99%”.

  51. Herr Stig says:

    The NY Post has quoted a skank whining that “someone” took her “like $5,500 dollar Mac” at the demo. Yup, SHE’s hurtin’, right?

  52. Herr Stig says:

    525 million down the rathole for a “friends of Barry” solar panel company, do I hear the trust fund protester crowd whining about THAT rip off of the taxpayer? Thank goodness they didn’r get the OTHER 400 million the “Administration” wanted to fork over to Solyindra.

  53. cathy says:

    I think if the Tea Party did anything like this the law would be all over it……putting a stop to it. OMG how one sided can a country get.

  54. LTG says:

    Let them be. Don’t dignify their lame protests with enforcement beyond jailing them if they get out of hand. When they get tired of wallowing in their own urine and feces they will go home.and find a job. It may not be the job they want but entry level jobs rarely are, even for those who have college degrees. Spoiled brats expect it all upfront, however, without paying their dues.

    1. LTG says:

      Anyone looked at the Russian revolution lately and the bloodshed that it produced? These radicals would be glad to see that happen here. It’s in the rules for radicals. They don’t want reform. They want fundamental change and they want to do away with the Constitution. Lenin did not start the revolution in Russia. He just moved in to take advantage of the vacuum of leadership that was a result of the revolution. The same thing will happen here if it spreads, so don’t give them the time of day unless they get violent then nip it in the bud! They are clueless as to what they are doing and who is using them.

  55. Mike Wilson says:

    Dear Mr. Mayor,

    Please have the police turn their backs for a few moments and allow the 53% to rid your streets of this human litter.

  56. ontie1 says:

    If the series was being played in NYC at Yankee Stadium you can bet the RINO Bloomberg would let them occupy the middle of the infield during the playing of the Star Spangled banner and have the national anthem sung in mexican….

  57. WestKyJava says:

    Americans, we have Millions of our Americans out of work, many been without a job for over 3 years now, and many of you saying these peiople should not be protesting or that these Americans should not ruin your Baseball Game—WELL—-think again——-Not so long ago the Baseball Owners & Teams demanded more money to play, not long ago the NFL demanded more money too & NOW the NBA is placing demands for more money. How about gettting your American values & priorities back in line with the many needs for JOBS FOR ALL AMERICANS. How would you feel if you had been jobless, homeless & hungry and unable to provide for your kids——-AND ALL MANY AMERICANS WERE WQRRIED ABOUT WAS A BASEBALL GAME 111111111111
    Or for that matter—-Any sport game where these players & owners make more than any average American will see if their lifetime????????????

    Although I am glad these sports give jobs to AMericans other than the owners & players, Get Real in the direction our AMerica is going. If you have never been without a job, without a place to live, without food, without other Americans caring to make creating and maintaining jobs in AMerica, then you in fact have NO IDEA WHAT IT IS TO BE IN A LAND WHERE HOPE & opporitunity is currently known as “IN THE PAST.”
    Many of us Americans want to work and still have “Work Ethics” willing & eager to work but their are just No Jobs To Be Found..

  58. Chris says:

    NoJobaPalooza is quite comical. Notice how many of the protestors have Smart Phones and other luxuries? What would/do our parents/grand parents/great grand parents who lived through the Great Depression think of these clowns???

    I would like to see the people from Wall Street who caused this financial mess in prison, too, along with all the others such as those running the Unions.

    99% of the 99% of the NoJobaPalooza Festival Goers don’t even understand who is really to blame for this mess. For the most part, they are blaming all rich people. That is illogical and immature.

    1. mike miracle says:

      They are speaking for the silent majority.
      While we wait for our governments reaction. If it is heavy handed, you will find out who is the majority my friend.


  59. david says:

    so will they be protesting the rich who are the baseball players or the richer owners?

  60. Kathi Corbett-Otto says:

    It is amazing how many people are repeating the lies of the corporate-owned main-stream media with intense rancor and no idea what is actually going on with OWS or OSTL. They attack the way people look, accuse people of ideologies that have nothing whatsoever to do with the people involved, because they refuse to understand the issues.
    The message is clear – our government has been bought by corporations and banks who are using it to destroy the constitutional rights of the people, concentrating the majority of wealth in the hands of the already extremely wealthy, creating tax breaks for themselves while reducing the pay and raising the costs of living on the working people, reducing benefits and trying to destroy the ability of the working people to negotiate for safe and fair working conditions, while they send our jobs to people overseas whom they can abuse with impunity. We want the government out of our personal lives, doing what the’re supposed to do – represent the best interests of the people by assuring equality and protecting us from the abuse of power. Banks and corporations aren’t people; they’ve been given the rights of people with none of the responsiblities.
    No one is asking for a hand out – those without jobs want to work. We are taxpayers and we love our country – we just want it back in the hands of the people. We don’t mind paying taxes – but we do mind the fact that we pay a higher percentage of tax on $10k worth of income than BofA pays on several trillion worth because of loopholes and tax breaks.
    Before you condemn people, know the facts – if you can’t argue against the issues, it’s simply childish to start complaining about how people are dressed – especially when you’re wearing tea bags.

  61. ed357 says:

    Give an inch…….


    the OWS crowd will want the whole mile.

  62. Kathi Corbett-Otto says:

    BTW – I’ve reported every single one of you who has posted threats of violence against people exercising their first amendment rights to peaceful protest. I encourage all peace-loving people, regardless of your political or ideological beliefs, to do the same.
    Dialogue is impossible when people practice violence, when people practice hatred, when people blindly believe what other hateful people say.
    Last night there was a man who logged into the livestream chat who was spam-posting hateful and vulgar comments that were threatening. Three of us responded by inviting him to tell us what he hated so much about us practicing our constitutional rights – he spewed the usual stuff about people being freeloaders, unemployed/unemployable, smelly, pot-smoking communists. None of which is true. Rather than return the hateful comments, we took the peaceful approach – we asked his opinion about the things we’re protesting. By the end of the conversation, he admitted he was wrong, said he agreed with what we were saying, apologized for trolling us, and thanked us for explaining ourselves – and said he’d come down to the protests to check it out for himself.

  63. justsaying says:

    Well UNTIL the police get some B**** and demand the protesters get permits and tell them WHERE is off limits I HOPE they cause a problem.. Don’t feel sorry for the states who don’t enforce their own rules.. and create EQUAL JUSTICE.. not SOCIAL JUSTICE.. maybe they will be reimbursed by SOROS for their losses..that I hope are many..

  64. bondmen says:

    What is OWS or OSTL’s goal besides publicity? They will not spell out a program for positive change or make a list of political. economic or social reforms to improve their world. Why? How can anybody support them when they hide their tactical and strategic goals? What would a supporter be supporting besides free drugs and free love?

  65. Citiz Kane says:

    Oh boo hoo. Our country is on the verge of economic collapse after being basically enslaved by the top .1% and the cops are worried entertainment events might get disrupted. Any police expressing that concern should step down in shame.

  66. Fritz Von says:

    Ba$eball player$ Should be prote$ted for obviou$ rea$son$.

    $o $hould multi millionaire Barrack H. Obama

  67. JDM says:

    The Tea Party are great peace loviing patriots?!?
    Are we talking about the same Tea Party That:
    – Demonstrated in the halls of Congress, spat on Congressional Representatives?
    – Went to city meetings, screamed and yelled nonsense to disrupt the proceedings?
    – Harbors racists and hate mongers?
    – Is backing that nut job Michelle Bachmann?

    OWS has done NONE of this. They have been beaten by the police, maced for no reason, demonized for exercising our first ammedment rights. I wish you all could educate yourself a bit. This movement is not political, in spite of what you hear on faux news and CNN. Both the left and right fear them. The movement isn’t left or right. Its both, its a peoples’ movement. There are republicans, democrats, blacks, whites, asians, and any other ist or ism you can list.

    Many of the people occupying Kiener have jobs.. I know because I’m one of them. I occupy not to end capitalism. I am a capitalist..

    I occupy because:
    – its not right that the banks can lobby to be deregulated, destroy the economy, get a bailout, and then not do anything any differently or face any consequences.
    – its not right that I pay taxes, but GE (a gigantic corporation) pays 0.00 in taxes.
    – I’m tired of candidates making promises to end wars and bring change, then making things ever worse
    – I’m tired of being forced to play a game that no one ever wins.
    – I occupy for all of 99% whether they realize i’m there for them or not. (and unless you made over 300K last year, you’re part of the 99%)

    I don’t want anyone to give me anything they’ve earned. I just feel that there has to be a way to fix this mess. And if you don’t think anything is wrong, thats a HUGE problem. The people in Kiener plaza have every right to be there. The first ammedment gives them the right to free speech and to peacefully assemble. The constitution overrides state and local laws.. They’ve done nothing wrong. Public Space is Public Space 24 hours a day!!. Guess what haters, we’re not going anywhere.. and our numbers grow daily. When you finally wake up and see that you’re part of the 99%, we’ll be here waiting for you

    1. LUPO1234 says:

      You live in a dream world. If you speak the truth then collect your reward:

      Breitbart offers $10k reward for proof that n-word was hurled at John Lewis
      11:06 am March 26, 2010, by jgalloway

      Andrew Breitbart, on his Big Government web site, is offering $10,000 for proof that U.S. Rep. John Lewis was assaulted with the n-word last Saturday in the run-up to the vote on health care.
      This is the same web site that first put up the footage of ACORN staffers in Baltimore, giving advice on how to avoid paying taxes on cash acquired through prostitution.
      By way of backbround: Last Saturday, as they went to the U.S. Capitol to hear a final speech on health care, Lewis and other African-American congressmen passed by a crowd of mostly white tea party protestors.

  68. michaelp says:

    The protests are being sponsored by the communist party, with van jones, soros, and his billions,ect. WHY ISN’T THAT NEEWSWORTHY ?

    1. Duh. says:

      Um, probably because it’s NOT TRUE.

  69. Deus Vult says:

    These useless idiot fleabag protesters MAY be a dry run for the real protesting come election 2012! I would not put it past “resident” (thats NOT a typo!) obama’s regime to try anything to stay in power…including cancelling/postponing (?!?) the election due to a national emergency OR for reasons of national security (?!?)….AFTERALL the Gov. of NC recently stated that the next congressional election should be postponed…and jessie jackson jr. said something similar as well!
    STUDY History….Germany prior to WW2…specifically “the Reichstad Fire”, the “ENABLING ACT” and “Night of the long knives”!
    2012-We MUST SAVE the Republic!
    NO MORE “resident” obama, mooochelle “antionette” and the cabal of marxist czars!

  70. Percy Faith says:

    Exactly why America will fall to Progressive Socialist Communism. Nevermind the fact that OWS was prearranged by radical liberals with the goal of bringing down America. Just don’t inetrfere with the World Series.

  71. chad says:

    This article is out of control.There is literally no need for it, the writer clearly states that there isn’t even any threat known against the World Series. Shenanigan-ass article

  72. BigTexKahuna says:

    These so-called “Occupiers” want to “target” the World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis? WHAT?!? How come they don’t take their show down to Arlington, Texas? Is it because the cops down there take sport in knocking a few heads around with their nightsticks? No disrespect towards St. Louis’ finest… none at all, but those wannabe hippies take their act down to Texas… they’ll get a fine dose of “law & order” Texas style…

  73. IraqVet says:

    I’d be careful if I was the police chief…Obama did say he was on the protesters’ side, though he neglected to announce he is as much of the problem as was Bush and Clinton…but the protesters appear to ignorant to care.

  74. RufusVonDufus says:

    Now this will give the police reason to beat the snot out of these dem pervs! Go get em, officers. They had better not intefere with a little boys’ game!

  75. John Sheridan says:

    I am sure the city has a fine fire department and many trucks with high pressure hoses. If the protesters get in the public’s way, hose them out.

  76. Transparently Political says:

    Why is the First Wookie going to be at this game? Is it a Cardinals fan?

  77. Bud says:

    This isn’t about racism, politics or social justice. It’s about where the Baby Boomer generation led us as a collective group.

    You want to see something disturbing to some older folks. This video expresses opinion on how baby boomers lost collective reasoning and sold their countries interest for oil, greed and entitlements. Left-wing or right-wing, a finger pointing bunch, baby boomers are a selfish generation.

    Our grandchildren will have no choice but pay…


  78. BG says:

    I would love to see a streaker TAZARED!

  79. bg says:

    Tea PARTY

    OCCUPY wallstreet

    Now which group name sounds more treatening, Party or Occupy?

  80. dam says:

    A “core group of about 20 to 30”, outside the stadium are going to steal the national media spotlight? Or a streaker? MLB has a policy of not airing disruptions at games. The only awareness they’ll raise is with the poor fans who have to step over their stinking bodies as they lie around outside the stadium.

  81. Jim in Houston says:

    I’ll bet Sheriff Joe Arpaio has some tents they can use. They are perfect for flea baggers.

  82. middle america says:

    Hello Kathi. I suggest you read the OWS Declarations.


    BTW: you do not represent the 99% of Americans that you claim. Most ordinary Americans would disagree with the following OWS proclamation:

    ■They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

    There are many more of these ‘proclamations’ that the average taxpaying citizen would find amusing if not downright ignorant.

  83. LUPO1234 says:

    “Suicide Tape Transcript”

    Shortly after November 18, 1978 a tape emerged from the ruins of Jonestown. It appeared to be an audio recording of the actual death scene.

    JONES: All they do is taking a drink. They take it to go to sleep. That’s what death is, sleep. You can have it (inaudible) I’m tired of it all.

    WOMAN 15: Everything we could have ever done, most loving thing all of us could have done, and it’s been a pleasure walking with all of you in this revolutionary struggle. No other way I would rather go to give my life for socialism, communism, and I thank Dad very, very much.

    WOMAN 16: Right. Yes, eh. Dad’s love and nursing, goodness and kindness and bring us to this land of freedom. His love–his mother was the advance –the advance guard to socialism. And his love (inaudible) will go on forever unto the fields of–

    JONES: Where’s the vat, the vat, the vat? Where’s the vat with the Green C on it? The vat with the Green C in. Bring it so the adults can begin.

    WOMAN 16: Go on unto the sing, and thank you Dad.

    JONES: (Inaudible.) … Don’t, don’t fail to follow my advice. You’ll be sorry. You’ll be sorry. If we do it, than that they do it. Have trust. You have to step across. (Music.) We used to think this world was–this world was not our home–well, it sure isn’t–we were saying–it sure wasn’t.
    He doesn’t want to tell them. All he’s doing–if they will tell them– assure these kids. Can’t some people assure these children of the relaxation of stepping over to the next plane? They set an example for others. We said –one thousand people who said, we don’t like the way the world is.

    VOICE: Take some.

    JONES: Take our life from us. We laid it down. We got tired. We didn’t commit suicide, we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.


  84. lone star says:

    there wont be any of that racket going on in arlington, tx at Ranger Staduim. we dont allow liberal sisses to protest. I’ll keep my guns, freedom, you keep the change. god bless john wayne

  85. Constance says:

    I hope the protesters absolutely cause a mess for the World Series. I hope they ruin the days of thousands of other Americans, and cause financial devastation for thousands more. The fastest way to put an end to the protests and the Obama presidency, as well as the democrats in charge, is to disrupt the lives of everyday Americans to a big extent. Let it happen. We can then dispatch Obama in 2012, take back the Senate, throw out the remaining RINOS, and get our country back on track.

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