[Ed. – TPM’s report that the saying was “popularized by the conservative National Review” is hilarious. It was an Overpasses for America campaign in October, which is how most conservatives probably encountered it. LU was on the case, of course, posting the image below to our FB page. But we’re sure Ryan Lovelace’s piece at NR was not without influence.]
The supporter, who lists himself as living in Brentwood, Tenn., launched the campaign on Oct. 28 on the website IndieGoGo. As Gawker noted on Monday, it had already reached its funding goal. …
The phrase “Pants Up, Don’t Loot” was popularized by the conservative National Review as a response to the chant commonly recited by supporters of Brown: “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”
The proposed location of the sign was “in the heart of Florissant, the epicenter of the Mike Brown protests,” according to the campaign’s website. Although the $3,000 goal was already met, the campaign remained open and the billboard had not yet been purchased.