Archive for September 13th, 2009

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March On Washington 9-12-09

Only three things marred the day.

  1. One of our ladies was arrested Friday night (no she was not filming yet another ACORN expose) and we spent all of Saturday in court trying to get her released.  It was 7pm before that happened and the march was over.  Luckily the court was only two blocks from Pennsylvania Avenue so we were able to take walks down during the delays to take pictures and video.  This incident will be the subject of a future posting.
  2. Someone in DC government issued a permit for a marathon to be run in streets adjoining Freedom Square.  I guess they never thought that the number of Americans who could possibly object to our government’s ‘March To Socialism’ would ever exceed the square’s capacity!  Epic Fail!  When irate marathon organizers tried to get folks arrested for crossing the street they stepped beyond the limits of decorum.  Blame Government, Not Conservatives!
  3. The mainstream media followed the lead of the Associated Press and reported thousands and thirty thousand as the number of marchers.  The above photo is from AP itself and puts the lie to their own crowd estimate.  I understand the DC Metropolitan Police estimated the size at 2.2 million.  They reportedly shut the Metro and closed interstate exits into the city due to the congestion.  Associated Press Lies!

I got a call from my brother who reached Freedom Plaza about 9am.  The Plaza was full to overflowing and people were backing up on all the side streets around.  I began to see that as we passed on our way to court.  The Plaza, Pennsylvania Ave and E Street were jammed full of people.

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The crowd was alread spilling into 14th Street and the situation on 13th was much worse!

Some boob in whatever department issues permits in Washington had issued a permit for a marathon on E Street and 13th Street for the exact same time as the Tea Party rally and march!

The marathon organizers were livid that mere common American citizens were spilling over into their sacrosanct venue.  They were busy trying to get police to arrest anyone that stepped foot into the street!  Unfortunately that was the only way many people coming to the rally could go!  If the Metropolitan Police had tried to enforce even a little of what the marathon organizers wanted they would have had to arrest thousands and the epic riot that would have ensued would have been one for the history books!

My brother called me about 9:30 to say that the police were no longer able to handle the size of the crowd and that the march was beginning an hour and a half early to help clear the square!

Jim sent this photo from the Marriot Hotel looking down on Freedom Plaza about this time:

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And they Marched!

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And Marched!

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And Marched!

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They came by state, town, large groups and small.  Individuals, couples and families.  Americans, Russian immigrants, Cuban exiles it made no difference.  They all had one overarching theme:

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We happened to be standing in front of this building, the Newseum, whose inscription of the first amendment fired up the crowd as they marched past:

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Here is a taste of what the march was like!

The March lasted for over two and a half hours from curb to curb along Pennsylvania Avenue!

Here is a link to hundreds more of my picturesJoe has more pics from the same location!

More great photos here by Mommy Life!

A report by Toni of Merrick.

Our friends at Numag put together a great overall video:

Here is a report on their excellent interviews with people at the Capitol!

John at Radio Free Dar al Harb has more video on the street and at the rally.

Atlas Shrugs notes Doctors on the Mall!

Our friend El Marko has more at Looking At The Left!

Bubba checks in with a great report and video:  The Patriot Tsunami!

The best Panorama shot of the Day is here!

More Excellent Photos are Here!

An Excellent Analysis of the size of the March is here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/19743935/The-Real-Number-of-Protesters-Zac-Moilanen

The Silent Majority has outstanding pictures here, here and here!  Their great videos are here!

Here’s One, the CNN bus fiasco!  Hiding the crowd by filming from the other side of the bus!

The Band of Mothers has a report with pictures here.

And now, for some comic relief!

Here is the Organizing for America response on 9/13 when they ‘organized’ their March on Washington!

I’ll give them a break and guess that they may have had 200 moonbats present.  They speed up the video of the group walking around the cricular fountain in a futile attempt to make it seem more impressive!  The same people appear three or four times!  Epic Fail!

Wow!  A ton of great American Patriots were out at Walter Reed on Friday night!

Several hundred lined the corners of Georgia Avenue!  Folks came in early to be there before attending the Great American Tea Party March on Washington 9/12.

Here’s a great video by one of our patriots!

Since I don’t do night pictures very well here are just a few photos!

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Thank you to all who came out from early afternoon until the last troop bus returned from dinner!

More and better pictures are here.

The Silent Majority has a report here.

We didn’t get into town until the evening so as soon as we checked into the hotel we ran right back out and drove like maniacs to Walter Reed.  But the festivities began much earlier in the day.

Our buddy Jonn from This Aint Hell has an excellent report with pictures and video from the daytime activities!

Video covering the day and night outside Walter Reed:

Another great video that gives you the flavor of the Troop Rally:

During the day, after the presentation of laptops for the warriors, Jim Diehl presented a picture of The Last Eagle for the troops.

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