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9/12 March On Washington

Looks like a pretty good turnout so far. This is from a local traffic cam:



I think it'll fall far short of the ridiculous 2 Million prediction from the Democrats. They obviously want to downplay the actual turnout. But I wouldn't be surprised if there's 100,000+.

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Re: 9/12 March On Washington

CSPAN is going to have live coverage from 1PM-4PM EST. You can watch it online here:

http://cspan.org/Watch/C-SPAN_wm.aspx

Glenn Beck will be doing a live show from 1PM-3PM EST on Fox News.
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Re: 9/12 March On Washington

Here's some more traffic cam pics:



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Old 09-12-09, 12:14 PM
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You know who else had a big march on Washington?

Spoiler:


Sorry, couldn't resist.

It shouldn't be surprising they can draw these kinds of numbers. Anti-abortion rallys regularly draw crowds like this, and I imagine these two groups intersect quite a bit.

Does this mean that the right will stop downplaying and discrediting rallys by progressives, or are they all still just dirty smelly hippies?
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Re: 9/12 March On Washington

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Does this mean that the right will stop downplaying and discrediting rallys by progressives, or are they all still just dirty smelly hippies?
Nope. They're still just dirty smelly hippies...

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...and socialists.

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CSPAN is going to have live coverage from 1PM-4PM EST. You can watch it online here:

http://cspan.org/Watch/C-SPAN_wm.aspx

Glenn Beck will be doing a live show from 1PM-3PM EST on Fox News.
whew, that's a lot of white people.
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CNN has a live feed:

http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/l...stream=stream2
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What a pointless waste of a Saturday afternoon.
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What a pointless waste of a Saturday afternoon.
You're sitting in front of a computer posting on an Internet forum.
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You're sitting in front of a computer posting on an Internet forum.
But I'm not claiming that doing such IS productive now am I?

These tea party, project 912, and similar "grass roots" activities are just ways to let people let off a little steam, express their opinion, and go back to their lives.
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Re: 9/12 March On Washington

Here's time lapse footage from the traffic cam:

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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
Here's time lapse footage from the traffic cam:

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Who were the guys on the roof? Snipers?
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Classy!

There's so much going on in this shot, I could stare at it for hours.
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But I'm not claiming that doing such IS productive now am I?

These tea party, project 912, and similar "grass roots" activities are just ways to let people let off a little steam, express their opinion, and go back to their lives.

Why is it not productive. It is aimed at "turning the tide". It works, just like the anti war protests. May be small but they eventually break the spirit of the opposition and the more the message gets out there the more it chips away at independants.

The sheep say man a lot of people are pissed off at this administration, they must be right. Citizen activism is what has slowed the health care debate.

And besides, why would anything that makes politicians think twice about raising taxes be bad.
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Well, people are angry. Just like it has always been, the most extreme signs and displays get the press. If you want to be seen, go bold. I have said a few shocking things to friends and co-workers in order to elicit a reaction and express my disgust lately.

People learn from 7 years of protests.
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This guy's grandkids are gonna be in for a rude shock when they watch the Daily Show this Monday.
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Well, people are angry. Just like it has always been, the most extreme signs and displays get the press. If you want to be seen, go bold. I have said a few shocking things to friends and co-workers in order to elicit a reaction and express my disgust lately.

People learn from 7 years of protests.
No doubt if we look at Bush protests, we'll see equally ridiculous signs. It begs the question though, why would someone actually want to make and bring these signs. Is a protest like this a glorified pep rally, or are they looking to change people's minds?

If its a pep rally, I get it. If its looking to persuade, they know these signs will get press, but they are so out there that they won't persuade any significant amount of people. I'd dare say it would turn off more people than turn on - so to speak.
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No doubt if we look at Bush protests, we'll see equally ridiculous signs.
And the same posters were defending their right to do so!
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CNN still doesn't have any fans at the Tea Parties:

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Why would CNN do a live shot from the rally about Wilson? It doesn't make a lot of sense considering they knew it would be too loud. Maybe to illustrate for their viewer that the conservatives are crazy and rude?
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Impressive turnout. I'm pretty surprised. Nice to see some right wing wackos out in full force since the left usually gets all the fun in this department.
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That's some funny shit.

Maybe I've been missing my weekly conservative propaganda meetings, but what exactly is "The Long Legged Mack Daddy" supposed to mean?
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