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Protesters rush into building housing Obama campaign headquarters
Chicago Tribune ^ | May 14, 2012 | Andy Grimm and Cynthia Dizikes

Posted on 05/14/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT by John W

Dozens of demonstrators dashed into the Loop building housing President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters this morning, slipping past security guards and running up escalators as they kicked off what they called a "Week Without Capitalism."

Eight protesters were led out in handcuffs about half an hour later after they refused to clear the lobby. They were cheered by other demonstrators who began dancing and singing folk and gospel songs.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
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1 posted on 05/14/2012 10:45:26 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W
Dozens of demonstrators dashed into the Loop building housing President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters this morning, slipping past security guards and running up escalators as they kicked off what they called a "Week Without Capitalism."

Well, they picked the right place.

2 posted on 05/14/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: John W
A *Week* Without Capitalism? Hell, with Bathhouse Barry in charge, we've had 3 1/2 years without capitalism.
3 posted on 05/14/2012 10:47:38 AM PDT by twister881
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To: John W

Barry supports them when they Occupy Wall Street, or Occupy cities and create a mess - but for some reason he’s not entirely behind the Occupy Movement when they Occupy his campaign headquarters? C’mon Barry, you are either with them, or you are against them.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: John W

My brother-in-law is the head of security in that building. Glad to hear it didn’t turn violent.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 10:58:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: twister881

For this bunch, “week without capitalism” really means “life without jobs.”


6 posted on 05/14/2012 10:58:59 AM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: John W
as they kicked off what they called a "Week Without Capitalism." . . .Eight protesters were led out in handcuffs

Since 'capitalism' is effectively a proxy or synonym for 'freedom', it looks like they are going to have their anti-freedom wishes honored...

7 posted on 05/14/2012 11:02:39 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: John W

Mace the @$$holes!


8 posted on 05/14/2012 11:04:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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“Week Without Capitalism.”
Leftist aka progressive hate capitalism. Gee what else is new. The only thing. Every social program in America they want. Is pay for by taxes collected on capitalist.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 11:05:37 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: Hodar

Can you say, “Sistah Souljah”?


10 posted on 05/14/2012 11:06:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: John W

But...but...they weren’t protesting Obama, they were protesting all those other capitalists in the building!!

/sarc


11 posted on 05/14/2012 11:15:27 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org)
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To: John W

Ask the North Koreans what a week without capitalism will get you. A month without food.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 11:18:37 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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Staged.
Set up.
Fraud.
TV op.
So Zero can say, “They protested me too!”.............


13 posted on 05/14/2012 11:27:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: John W
Eight protesters were led out in handcuffs about half an hour later after they refused to clear the lobby. They were cheered by other demonstrators who began dancing and singing folk and gospel songs.

"Gospel songs"? LOL, you know they've gotta been singing "We Shall Overcome."

:: snort :: Earth to MSM, that's NOT "singing Gospel songs."

The utter shamelessness of media people claiming to be reporters continues to disgust.

14 posted on 05/14/2012 11:56:38 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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...kicked off what they called a "Week Without Capitalism."

"Get in line for your bread, comrade!"


15 posted on 05/14/2012 11:57:07 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: John W

A week without soap is more accurate.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 11:58:21 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Red Badger
Staged.
Set up.
Fraud.
TV op.
So Zero can say, “They protested me too!”.............

Yup, and this made national news. If that was "real", those 8 would be escorted out on hospital gurneys.

17 posted on 05/14/2012 12:07:40 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: John W

A week without reality.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 12:17:22 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: John W
Remember.....

Dozens = "maybe 3 or 4". They might have had signs.

It's not a real protest until someone shows up with those big stupidlooking paper-mache puppets.

19 posted on 05/14/2012 12:19:02 PM PDT by wbill
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To: SaxxonWoods
Why don't they go all out, and experience a real week without Capitalism?


20 posted on 05/14/2012 12:19:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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21 posted on 05/14/2012 12:27:53 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: BerryDingle

...or body bags.........


22 posted on 05/14/2012 12:34:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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Yeah! See! Now THAT'S a real protest. The paper covering it could say that there were "Thousands" there. Maybe even "Hundreds of Thousands".

I bet that they even had some guy with a bullhorn.

23 posted on 05/14/2012 12:40:07 PM PDT by wbill
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Evidently no one on this thread knows that this demonstration was the work of a Catholic group protesting Obama’s crony capitalism and phony peace ‘n’ justice image.

These “White Rose” Catholics are the near future of Living As Catholic in America, to the extent that will be possible at all. Those on this thread who scorn and insult them fail to appreciate they’re doing the dirty work that polite suburban Republicans can’t or won’t undertake: disruptive non-violence.

I am sure I may have some differences with these people on certain prudential matters. I don’t care. God bless them. May their tribe increase.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 1:41:02 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Talisker

The term “Negro Spirituals” is no longer PC, so “Gospel Songs” is all the press could think of. You know, songs that have nothing to do with the Gospel, i.e. the Good News of Jesus Christ, but as mentioned already, were probably “Kumbaya”, or “Ode to Gaia” or “Abraham, Martin & John”?


25 posted on 05/14/2012 1:56:53 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: John W

I dare them to continue their “Week (or maybe is that weak?) without capitalism” without buying any food or beverage (including water)...


26 posted on 05/14/2012 4:05:40 PM PDT by JSDude1
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