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9/12 in DC. Just a few show up… Like 2 million!

September 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Out-freaking-standing!  Read more at Michelle Malkin’s site.

Update:  ABC News site is trying to say its only “tens of thousands” but their own people on the scene report “2 million”  Nice.

Update 2: The British Daily Mail is reporting “up to 2 million”

Update 3:  Guessing how many were there is a fun experiment, but nothing more.  It really doesn’t matter what the exact number is.  The left will always under-represent it and label us racists.  They will always try to minimize that the majority of Americans are against Obama’s plans.  This shows more than anything, regardless of the exact numbers, that there are a HELL of a lot of pissed off Americans that the Democrats are ignoring.  So all I have to say is this:  Dems, look at that crowd.  Look at how many their are.  Keep something in mind.  They were passionate enough about this to go to the Capitol and voice their concern.  When 2010, who do you think will be going to vote?  The election box is much closer to home.

I hope the Capitol Police will report an official number soon


Twitpic via Brooks Bayne


Twitpic via Prisminc

And more…

Livecam of the D.C. rally here. Wow!

The Tea Party Express blog is here.

12:34pm Eastern: Police estimate 1.2 million in attendance. ABC News reporting crowd at 2 million.

Teeny, tiny fringe, huh?

Michelle Malkin » Celebrating the 9/12 rallies; Update: Turnout estimated at 2 million

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  1. Sharon
    September 12, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I marched for the first time in my life. I ran into many others like me. There was no anger. There was no rudeness. There were a lot of FED UP AMERICANS EXERCISING THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS – IT WAS AWESOME!! Get the bums out of there. Get the corruption out of there. Get the lobbyists out of there. Fire Rahm. Fire Axelrod. Fire all of the czars. Get real. Get the liars out of there. HEALTH “REFORM” IS GOING TO BE FREE?????? THINK AGAIN. GET REAL. THANK YOU FELLOW AMERICANS FOR MARCHING. THANK YOU.

    • amwa
      September 13, 2009 at 8:30 pm

      >Good for you Sharon, but I think you are talking about the Republicans. Get the corruption and the lobbyists out of there. The lobbyists are the backbone of the Republican Party. Are you out there in la la land somewhere. Yes we are fed up with you right wing repulsively wonderful people who spread hate, Fire all the czars? read your history dear, that was a Repub thing. You are all so crazy along with Steven Anderson, Baptist Priest???????????????????????

    • Jon
      September 15, 2009 at 5:07 pm

      No rudeness, just plenty of racism right? amwa is right. If you want to get rid of the corruption, look to right first please.

    • Dustin Adams
      September 30, 2009 at 11:32 pm

      Really? The majority of Americans are against Obama? Then pray tell how did he manage to get elected? As long as we give you your rights and an equal stage from which to rant it matters not what a vocal minority screams in ignorance but how the majority of the rest of us rational, clear headed Americans think. Did you guys really question what and who Czars are? Do you really believe the huge load of crap that Glenn Beck and the rest of the right wing media are feeding you? Do you really think that everybody doesn’t deserve health care? Ask yourself this why is it wrong to give every taxpaying American health care, and then you will shout about providing illegal aliens health care, who the @#$% cares what nationality a sick person is? They work here already, why not just make them a contributing part of regular society, have them pay taxes…hell you can even tax them a little more if it makes you feel better. Grow up stop living in fear and do your research on what you are protesting.

      Thank you for your consideration
      Dustin from SLC
      In favor of term limits, gun rights, gay rights, universal health care, camapaign finance reform, and an end to corporate lobbying.

  2. T Barton
    September 12, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I wonder how many of the 2 million support 2nd amendment rights?

  3. ayfs
    September 12, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Michelle Malkin reported that ABC said 2 million, but I am thinking that the Capitol Police estimate is right with 1.2 million. No one has mentioned where ABC said 2 million and I can’t find it anywhere.

  4. EPritts
    September 12, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    If you Read Michelle’ words ABC said “Tens of thousands,” reports, on the Ground werevmore than 2 Million” Point is; THERE AR AWHOLE UNCH OF OF US, like Me with a Degenerative Nerve Disease, and a daughtr with Mono, THAT WOULD HAVE, PLANED TO BE THERE! ANDTHERE WERE STILL, AT LEAST 1.2 Million!!!

    Kid Like the Press mis-reporting the250K that showed for the “million Man March?” The Bias othe Press is Nauseating! The Peopleof America are awakening.God Blessw Amerca, God Save te Constitution!

    We need to take thingsback to Common Sense, the Constitution and the Inspired Intent ofthe Founders!

  5. T Barton
    September 12, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Just think how many more would of showed up with some fake styrofoam pillars

  6. September 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    This was my first time at a rally/protest march and to be my first, it was something to be part of. This has only impassioned me to become more involved and aware of how our government is handling our future and future generations. I saw a sign today that said a 5 year old owes $39,000 and they aren’t even able to vote.

    • amwa
      September 13, 2009 at 8:34 pm

      Honey, don’t believe everything you read. Are you brain washed? Think for yourself.

  7. T Moore
    September 12, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Legalize Drugs!

    • amwa
      September 13, 2009 at 8:36 pm

      Talk to Cheri she believes everything.

  8. This Dude
    September 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

    The guy at FreedomWorks really screwed things up by claiming that ABC had reported 2 million. Why did he do that? It only hurts us, because (A) it casts doubt on ANY number we put out there, by making us seem happy to exaggerate; and (B) as Malkin pointed out, it gives the left something to seize on.

    Sticking with a realistic number from the get-go would have helped keep the focus on the overall magnitude of the event. As it is, because of this FreedomWorks guy, everything is now distracted with back-and-forth on exactly what that magnitude was.

    Really dumb move on his part.

  9. ayfs
    September 13, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Actually, the British Daily Mail said 2 million as well.

    • This Dude
      September 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

      “Actually, the British Daily Mail said 2 million as well.”

      Yes, probably drawn from the fact that it was said onstage, incorrectly.

    • ayfs
      September 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm

      They also said “The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the Washington Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.”

      Sounds like a few more than the “50,000” that some networks were saying.

    • amwa
      September 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm

      Did LORD BOUSTANAY agree with this count.????????????????????????????

  10. Jules
    September 13, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    9/12 demonstrations across this nation is a great start at getting our voices out. Send the truth to the MSM that they can no deny us true reporting for both sides anymore. Tell them and their advertisers that if they will not report the truth we will boycott them and their products until the truth is reported on ALL main stream media outlets.

    I hope and pray the congress and the white house will at least acknowledge in their minds that WE THE PEOPLE, will not tire, will not faultier and we will not fail to change this congress in 2010 to address the corruption that is going on in this nation today. We the (Majority) people are finally fed up with Big Government, with their small special interest projects need to be stopped. We need are now using our voice that “Enough is enough” this is not a party issue it is a “right and wrong” issue. What would our founding fathers say today about what has happened to our country and the state of affairs we are currently in.

    Stand tall patriots and speak loud, if they are spending our money then we need a say in how it is going to be spent. Get rid of the special interest and get back to the basics. I see that this nation is finally fed up and I am proud today to call myself an American with out any hyphen.

    Stand tall, and talk loudly until they start taking us seriously patriots and may god bless America.

  11. September 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    even though americans must be heard, the politicians in washington d.c. are doing everything they can just to get the whole country to shut up! enough is enough! let americans be heard!

  12. amwa
    September 13, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Yes get rid of those Right Wing Idiots Patriots. We need more idiots like limpballs, and Sarah WHO, and then there are nuts like Hannity and Beck, talking robot idiots

  13. ayfs
    September 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Everyone, please look carefully at a Liberal. AMWA is a perfect example of one.

    The response is an attack, not a discussion. You are assaulted as an individual and the facts are ignored.

    Anyone who disagrees is an idiot or brain washed. At no point is any fact disputed. At no point is any idea discussed. Truth is a Liberal’s sworn enemy.

    That, my dear friends, is a Liberal in a nutshell. Thank you, Amwa, for showing us, with perfect clarity, what we face.

    • Joe Friday
      September 15, 2009 at 7:12 am

      ayfs :
      Everyone, please look carefully at a Liberal. AMWA is a perfect example of one.
      The response is an attack, not a discussion. You are assaulted as an individual and the facts are ignored.
      Anyone who disagrees is an idiot or brain washed. At no point is any fact disputed. At no point is any idea discussed. Truth is a Liberal’s sworn enemy.
      That, my dear friends, is a Liberal in a nutshell. Thank you, Amwa, for showing us, with perfect clarity, what we face.

      You lie! Obama is Hitler! Obama is Stalin! Obama is Marx! Obama is Mao! Obama is not an American. Obama is a racist, Marxist, Nazi, Communist, Socialist, Kenyan, Muslim! etc. Radical, fundamentalist, bigoted, nutcases have become the voice of the Right Wing and, yes, they are brainwashed idiots presenting no facts to dispute. Parroting fellow psychotics like Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh is the best they can do. “Obama was born in Kenya.” Proven false but the kooks keep making the claim. “Obama is a secret Muslim”. Again, false but, even if he were, it shouldn’t matter in a country where freedom of religion is a prime value. “Obama wants to kill old people.” Absurdly false. There seems to be no end to lies from the Right about Obama.

      Thank you, “ayfs”, for showing us, with a laughable lack of insight, how blind some conservatives are to the lunatic fringe that is destroying the GOP while pointing accusingly at someone who’s injecting some humor into the absurdity of the whole tea-bagging foolishness. It’s a growing group of people in the Republican party that are allergic to the truth. From evolution to WMDs they ride backward into the past with their blinders on tight, shouting all the while, “hear my voice! hear my voice!”, ignorant to the destruction they are causing, not just to their opponents with more progressive ideals, but also to those on their own side who aren’t bat-crap crazy. What you face that should concern you is not snide cynicism from a Liberal blog commenter, it’s the hysterical, “Conservative” nutjobs who have made the Republican party a laughingstock and reduced its viability. You folks need to get those idiots in line or lock them in a basement or something because the only thing more pathetic than a two-party system is a one-party one and if that vocal moronity manages to keep the spotlight on itself, that’s the way the country is headed.

    • ayfs
      September 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

      Interesting one there, Joe.

      You avoided all the questions Republicans raise and attacked the fact that we question Obama.

      “You lie” I assume you are referring to Joe Wilson. Sadly for Liberals, the White House has confirmed that Joe was right.
      Obama is Hitler. I don’t think so. Many of his actions are similar to moves that Hitler made in the early part of his regime, but its more Stalinesque than Hitler. Such as his attempts at student indoctrination, wanting a civilian army, control of the press, etc.
      Obama is racist. I think he is. Look at his reaction to the Gates issue. He was wrong but made it into a racism thing and had to have a “beer summit” to fix things.
      Obama is Marxist. That one is obvious and you would have to be an idiot not to see it. He surrounds himself with Marxists and communists and is actively anti-capitalism.
      Socialist? Haha. You even have to ask? Remember “Spread the wealth?”
      Obama is Kenyan? Interesting you would bring the Birther thing up. Odd that you would attack instead of suggesting that he simply show his birth cert instead of the fake they posted before. Will it show his is American? I am sure it will, but what IS on it that he wants to hide. Remember, McCain had to prove his citizenship.
      Muslim? According to Islamic law, he is. End of story there. The statement is raised most often because of his support of Islamic countries and disdain for those who fight Muslim terrorists.

      And you want to talk about extremists? Obama has czars who advocated the government sterilizing people it didn’t approve of (also a Hitler idea) and the rights of pets and animals to sue humans. And of course Van Jones. These are not just nuts, they are at Obama’s side.

      On and on your rant goes, but look around at the polls. Conservatives outnumber Liberals. Look at the 9/12 event. The US does not want Liberalism or Socialism.

      Anytime the truth is mentioned, Liberals hide or attack. Like you, ignore the conversation and attack. You prove my point quite well.

      Obama has tried to inflict his socialist, liberal ideals on the US and they are finally learning the truth (since the MSM is actively hiding it) and they are pissed. The silent majority is finally waking up.

    • Joe Friday
      September 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm

      Wow, your anus must be huge for you to pull all this out of it!
      Anyway, let’s go point-by-point…

      Sadly for Liberals, the White House has confirmed that Joe was
      right.
      Where’s your proof? The bill specifically states, “Nothing in
      this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf
      of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.”
      (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/text?version=ih&nid=t0:ih:965)
      So, in other words, Joe is the liar, and/or an idiot.

      Obama is Hitler. I don’t think so. Many of his actions are similar to moves
      that Hitler made in the early part of his regime, but its more Stalinesque than
      Hitler. Such as his attempts at student indoctrination,
      The back-to-school pep talk? Wow, you really are one of those paranoid,
      delusionals, aren’t you? So, that makes Reagan and George H W Stalinesque too,
      since they gave similar classroom talks. George W read “The Pet Goat”
      to kids even after he was informed the country was under attack. What does that
      make him?

      wanting a civilian army,
      LOL. More false, Beck inspired paranoia. Obama
      mentioned over a year ago wanting to expand The Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and
      other, non-military civilian services. Check your facts!:
      http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/is_obama_planning_a_gestapo-like_civilian_national.html
      If you’re worried about unconventional, unaccountable
      para-military shenanigans, you would have been better off raising a stink
      over Blackwater back in W’s day than the Peace Corps now.

      control of the press, etc.
      What??? I actually haven’t heard this bit of nonsense before. What are you
      talking about? Where’s your evidence? You do know the Left is historically more
      supportive of free speech than the right, don’t you?

      Obama is racist. I think he is.
      Yeeeahhh, right. LOL. A mixed-race racist. Uh huh…. You took the brown
      acid, didn’t you?

      Look at his reaction to the Gates issue. He was wrong but made it into a racism
      thing and had to have a “beer summit” to fix things.
      Let’s see, white cop arrests a black college professor who yelled at him, in his
      own home. Could be seen as racially motivated but, did Obama ever mention
      he thought it was? No, he said it was stupid (and it was), and he got them together to patch things up
      and defuse the whole drama. That makes him racist? Really? How? Show your work.

      Obama is Marxist. That one is obvious and you would have to be an idiot not to
      see it. He surrounds himself with Marxists and communists and is actively
      anti-capitalism.
      So, how do you explain the gigantic, corporate bailouts? If he’s a Marxist,
      why provide such a boon to keep the proletariat in place so they
      can subjugate the bourgeois? Better explanation is you
      are an idiot and he’s trying to stabilize the economy (and has shown some
      success).

      Socialist? Haha. You even have to ask? g
      Wait, so he’s also a Socialist in addition to being a Communist as well as
      a semi-Fascist? Holy crap! :-O You do realize those are
      different ideologies though, right? Maybe you should make up your
      mind and stick to just one lie. Or, you could go with the truth that he’s a
      moderate Democrat. Don’t let his skin color or concern for all humans and not
      just the ones that are fabulously wealthy fool you.

      Obama is Kenyan? Interesting you would bring the Birther thing up. Odd that you
      would attack instead of suggesting that he simply show his birth cert instead
      of the fake they posted before. Will it show his is American? I am sure it
      will, but what IS on it that he wants to hide.
      Mentioning the deluge of lies from the fringe right is an attack?
      You are truly hopeless. As far as the birth certificate, the only fakes I’ve
      seen are from the loonies on the Right. Here’s the real one, right here:
      http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/has_obamas_birth_certificate_been_disclosed.html
      It’s been available online for well over a year. Are you one of
      those idiots who think because it says “Certification of Live Birth”
      instead of “Birth Certificate” on it it’s not real? Do you honestly
      believe that the state of Hawaii Health Department is in on a giant conspiracy?
      My family moved a lot when I was a kid and I don’t have an original birth
      certificate, but I have a copy I got to get a new passport after mine expired
      once. Does that make me not a legitimate American? Does the copy provided by
      the hospital mean nothing because my original was lost either in a move or a
      house fire?

      Remember, McCain had to prove his citizenship.
      Well, considering he wasn’t born in the states, and the Right made
      such a fuss over Obama, who was, it was only fair. Ha ha

      Muslim? According to Islamic law, he is. End of story there.
      So, you’re Muslim too? One must assume you are since you have
      declared here that Islamic law is the arbiter of absolute truth. Even if you
      weren’t raised in the faith and don’t practice it, your devout belief in
      Islamic law means you are a Muslim. End of story. I have no problem with that,
      but you really shouldn’t throw stones from your glass mosque. It makes you look
      foolish.

      The statement is raised most often because of his support of
      Islamic countries and disdain for those who fight Muslim terrorists.
      You mean support like Bush continued to give Saudi Arabia even
      though the majority of the 9/11 hijackers were from there? You mean the support
      this nation has given many Islamic countries for a long time because, you know,
      the world is more than just the United States and it just makes sense to be
      diplomatic? What is this “disdain for those who fight Muslim
      terrorists” you mention though? Be specific. Because he’s certainly not
      doing much to curtail our Middle Eastern military presence. Or do you mean
      illegal torture? Are you one of those stupid, pro-torture goons? That would
      make John McCain sad. 😦

      And you want to talk about extremists? Obama has czars who advocated the
      government sterilizing people it didn’t approve of (also a Hitler idea)
      Oh my, you’re typing all this from a padded cell, aren’t you?
      “Czars”? Nixon started that. They are legitimate government advisers
      with real, actual job titles. “Czar” is just less a mouthful than the
      full titles and the word has nothig to do with Communism even in relation to Russia. I’m glad the president, any president, consults with experts
      instead of winging it and acting on ignorance. Bush could have used a few more “Czars”!
      “advocated the government
      sterilizing people”
      ? Really? “Advocated”. Really??? Where’s your
      proof? BTW, “Glenn Beck told me”, isn’t proof. Speaking of ol’ Glenn;
      in case you want to bring some out-of-context, hypothetical musing to this
      debate, don’t forget Glenn Beck’s incest fantasy about him and his sister.
      If Holdren “advocated the government sterilizing people” then
      Beck banged his sister.

      ;and the rights of pets and animals to sue humans.
      Hahaha! Oh hell, that is hilarious. I don’t
      think even the PETA folks aren’t that crazy. Now, there are already laws to
      protect animals, but being that we don’t speak the same language or think the
      same way, animals can’t represent themselves. State governments already
      prosecute people for animal cruelty and things like that. What you
      and Glenn Beck are trying to conflate into absurdity is the proposition in a
      law theory paper that animal rights could be expanded and individual people
      could legally bring suits as the government already does. But, since you may be
      pro human-torture, I can see why concern for animals, even in
      a theoretical law paper, might get your panties in a bunch. I know Cons
      love spreading misery, blood, and slaughter whenever possible

      And of course Van Jones. These are not just nuts, they are at
      Obama’s side.
      Well, granted, the 9/11 conspiracy crap was about as bad as some of what’s
      coming from the out-of-power crybabies now, but don’t worry, Van Jones is gone.
      Any way, if someone having a wacky, contrary to the truth opinion like he had
      bothers you, you really should get out of the slithering snakes’ nest of
      stupidity that is the whole kooky, fringe-right, lying hate machine. I’m not
      suggesting you give up on conservative ideals, but if you agree with the loud
      loonies on the far right, you may as well give up on ever seeing a government
      that really represents you. America may have been sliding toward bat-crap crazy
      theocracy during W’s pathetic run, but at least now we don’t have a total idiot
      in the White House and I have hope we won’t slide that far towards the dark ages again.

      On and on your rant goes, but look around at the polls. Conservatives outnumber
      Liberals. Look at the 9/12 event. The US does not want Liberalism or Socialism.
      Look at who’s in the White House, Einstein. XD I’m not impressed
      by the 9/12 silliness that was organized by a fake news channel over the course
      of a half a year that wasn’t any bigger than your average march on Washington
      by a less general group that wasn’t dazed by hours and hours of fake news
      propaganda scare-tactics over the course of many months. The US wants a change from the prolonged rule by
      corporate giants and political retards that have us falling behind the rest of
      the world. It’s not likely to happen, even with this President, but at least
      it’s a step toward a government for real, actual people and not just big
      pockets. Real morality, where we care for all our citizens and not fake morality
      where we go to church picnics and thank god over half our
      tax dollars go to our war machine. Live in your fantasy world where
      nothing ever changes, but change will come anyway.

      Anytime the truth is mentioned, Liberals hide or attack. Like you, ignore the
      conversation and attack. You prove my point quite well.
      Liberals, quite to the contrary, more often read real news and
      provide real evidence to back their claims than Righties. Watch the news on a
      real TV channel for a change. Read a paper or two. It’s the crybaby-cons that
      ignore the conversation by making up complete bullshit and throw up their hands
      when asked to bring facts to the table instead of fake news channel squawking
      points. Like Bible thumpers (wingnuts) claiming theirs (ridiculous
      accusation) is the one, true gawd (indisputable fact) . Evidence? The
      Bible (Fox News) says so! Evolution (reality), on the other hand, has
      warehouses (schools, museums, labs, un-biased reports, etc.) full of facts
      supporting it.

      Obama has tried to inflict his socialist, liberal ideals on the US and they are
      finally learning the truth (since the MSM is actively hiding it) and they are
      pissed. The silent majority is finally waking up.
      Yeah, uh huh, the mainstream media, owned by giant,
      greedy corporations that rake in tons of cash from insurance and drug advertisements, is wickedly hiding the truth so a disabled woman
      can both feed her kids and not die or a guy who had a bad case of zits as a
      teen doesn’t die because he can’t get insurance to cover needed chemotherapy
      for cancer he developed 40 years later, etc. Sure. That makes loads of sense. :eyeroll: The silent majority is Mr.
      or Ms. average who don’t go running off to DC to waggle a misspelled, lying
      poster because a ninny on Fox News told them to. They sit at home, mind their
      business for the most part, and vote for the guy who they think is least likely
      to screw them over, unless they are driven into a panic by some phony-baloney,
      war mongers. Obama won because he’s sane, intelligent, progressive, and had a
      less ridiculous running mate. The people who you think are the majority have
      never been silent or the majority. They are just the obnoxious, whiners on the
      back side of where everyone else is headed. Same sort of idiots sprout up on
      the Left when there’s a Republican in office. The main difference is, with
      Repubs in power we tend to get expensive, pointless military bloat, indifference to human
      issues, stagnation, inequality, corporate lawlessness, personal rights
      infringements (except guns! gotta have them guns!) etc., with Dems in charge we
      tend to get tax waste in less destructive programs, important
      social advancements, more personal liberty, better oversight of things
      that really hurt America (like corporate fraud, environmental issues, etc.)

      You’re just plain brainwashed, dude. Glenn Beck owns your thoughts
      and that’s just pathetic. Tsk-tsk. 😦

  14. Grandaddy
    September 13, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    If you look at amwa’s posts, they are completely ad hominem and non-sequitur. amwa creates silly strawmen and silly rabbit trails in attempts to deflect any genuine discussion.

  15. Becka
    September 13, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Did anyone notice that when the protesters left D.C. that it didn’t look like the city dump? Amazing. When the Obamanites left in January it was knee deep in crap.

  16. Jonathan
    September 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Um, you guys remember that there were 1.5 million at Obama’s inauguration, right? And remember how the streets looking then? Remember how all the hotels were booked weeks in advanced?

    The 2 million person figure is a total lie. You will only find it on right-wing blogs. The actual number is 60,000. Good try though.

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/09/size-matters-so-do-lies.html

    • ayfs
      September 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm

      Wow. That’s hilarious, Jonathan. Look at the proof, the pictures and you will see that there were over a million…and NO ONE is insane enough to believe it was that low.

      http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/09/busting-another-state-run-media-lie.html

    • Mike
      September 15, 2009 at 12:32 am

      The university of Illinois did a spatial count based on the video and estimated 1.7 million. Nice try Jonathon, but people can see the pics and videos and estimate for themselves. The 60,000 estimate by the FD was taken early when people were first assembling in the plaza. Several police officers I talked too said this outnumbered your leader’s (you know, the leader of the ’57 states’) inauguration. Oh, I’m sorry, did we out number your Obama zombie march? You know Jonathon, sometimes you just have to listen to things you don’t want to hear. Now, cry for me…bawaaahhh bawaaahhh.

    • Jonathan
      September 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

      Sorry, but the “University of Illinois said 1.7 million” thing is a total lie too. Glenn Beck just made it up. Where do you think he saw that? If it was true, prove it to me – it had to come from a university report or media report somewhere, right?

      And where did they all come from? Why were all the airlines flying in just like normal? Why weren’t the hotels all full? Why weren’t the highways coming in to the area all at a standstill?

  17. ayfs
    September 14, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    • Joe Friday
      September 15, 2009 at 7:17 am

      You are the ones crying, because you lost the election to {gasp!} a black man. :-O The majority made their voices heard at the polls. Get over it.

  18. Jonathan
    September 15, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    ayfs :
    Wow. That’s hilarious, Jonathan. Look at the proof, the pictures and you will see that there were over a million…and NO ONE is insane enough to believe it was that low.
    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/09/busting-another-state-run-media-lie.html

    Except for Fox News’s actual news coverage said “70,000” last night, so they’re still insane enough to believe it.

  19. ayfs
    September 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Jonathan :
    Sorry, but the “University of Illinois said 1.7 million” thing is a total lie too. Glenn Beck just made it up. Where do you think he saw that? If it was true, prove it to me – it had to come from a university report or media report somewhere, right?

    I have to agree with you on that, Jonathan. Until I can see some proof on the University thing (which I can’t find), I discount it. Beck needs to keep his mouth shut on “I heard someone” crap.

    However, this site has some nice images of the “Million man march” and this one and you can see there are MANY more at the 9/12 rally. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=109844

    And Fox News would be crazy to not go as low as possible. If they said it was 1 million and it turned out to be 999,999, the Liberals would just use it to say “See, Fox News lies”

  20. Morris
  21. ayfs
    September 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    You are right. I am editing the article to point that out and remove that image.

    The images on THIS article ARE valid.

    The article with that image is https://ayfs.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/power-line-how-big-was-the-crowd/

    I have updated that post to reflect this.

  22. Jonathan
    September 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    The problem with those photos is that they show two different places. The Million Man March and Promise Keepers pictures (both showing crowds of 400-800 thousand people) are of the Capital Grounds and the National Mall. Almost all of the 9/12 pictures are of Pennsylvania Avenue, which is much much much narrower.

    Actual 9/12 pictures will show you that they didn’t even really use the Mall. Most of the National Mall was used by the Black Family Celebration on 9/12, which was apparently underattended, since it looks rather empty in the pictures that I’ve seen. The 9/12 rally filled the Capital grounds and the area around the reflecting pool. That’s it. 240,000 people can fit in that area if they’re shoulder-to-shoulder, chest-to-back. From the pictures it looks like a lot of 9/12 people are sitting down, putting blankets down, etc. No one is chest-to-back. 60-70,000 seems about right to me.

  23. Jonathan
    September 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Here, look at this picture:

    http://nicedeb.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/dcmallpic.jpg?w=400&h=300

    See the big green space? That’s the National Mall. See the booths set up before the Washington Monument? That’s the Black Family Celebration.

    The 9/12 people are only taking up the space on the Capitol grounds, around the reflective pool, and a little behind it. They don’t even reach 1/3 of the way back to the Washington Monument. Wide-angle pictures are hard to see depth in, but look at all the green space before you even get to the Black Family Celebration booths.

  24. Jonathan
    September 15, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Here’s another good picture for you:

    How many people fit in the average 10 foot by 10 foot block in that picture? Five, maybe six? That means they’re taking up about 20 square feet each.

    Now, 240,000 people can fit in that area if they are taking up 2.5 square feet each. So if they’re taking up 20 square feet, that means that only 30,000 people could fit in that area.

    So let’s say 30,000 people in Capital grounds/reflecting pool area, and another 30,000 as spillover. I’ll give you another 10,000 people that were not there at the time of the pictures but came late or left early. That gives….70,000!

  25. It Doesn't Matter, Are You Freaking Kidding?
    September 16, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Washington DC Teabagger Party
    consensus says: 75,000 attendees, tops.
    eh, 75,000 or 2,000,000, what’s the difference?

    Next event….. The Louisiana Rusty Trombone Party

    New slogan: “Trrruuussst us, yeah, that’s the ticket!

    (with judgment like that, I’d be afraid of the government too)

  26. It Doesn't Matter, Are You Freaking Kidding?
    September 16, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Washington DC Teabagger Party
    consensus says: 75,000 attendees, tops.
    eh, 75,000 or 2,000,000, what’s the difference?

    New slogan: “Trrruuussst us, yeah, that’s the ticket!

    (with judgment like that, I’d be afraid of the government too)

  27. SteveA
    September 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    So… the big protest was about the same number of people that attend an NFL footbal game…. for really good team. Lame story by a bunch of astroturf wacko’s.

  28. ayfs
    September 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Joe Friday :
    Wow, your anus must be huge for you to pull all this out of it!
    Anyway, let’s go point-by-point…
    Sadly for Liberals, the White House has confirmed that Joe was
    right…

    You wanted proof. Let’s address some of the things you claim are “Glen Beck” talking points:

    Joe was right: “Today, for the first time as far as we know, the administration is backing a provision that would require proof of citizenship before someone could enroll in a plan selected on the exchange.

    Here, the administration also concedes that hospitals would be compensated with public funds for the care of undocumented immigrants.” http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/09/11/2065287.aspx

    Civilian army? Listen to Obama. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO-usAlqak

    “advocated the government sterilizing people”?

    “Holdren refers approvingly, for example, to Indira Gandhi’s government for its then-recent attempt at a compulsory sterilization program:

    India in the mid-1970s not only entertained the idea of compulsory sterilization, but moved toward implementing it…This decision was greeted with dismay abroad, but Indira Gandhi’s government felt it had little other choice. There is too little time left to experiment further with educational programs and hope that social change will generate a spontaneous fertility decline, and most of the Indian population is too poor for direct economic pressures (especially penalties) to be effective.” http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Obamas-science-czar-suggested-compulsory-abortion-sterilization-50783612.html

    The rest of your rant is the basic “Republicans are evil and mean” stuff, so enjoy.

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