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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:36 AM
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Can You Believe They Claimed The 9-12ers Bigger Than Inaugural!
The ridiculousness is beyond the pale. I turn on my radio everyday and here these asses talking about more people than the inauguration.

I was there at the inauguration. There's almost no way to describe the sea of humanity unless you were there. The crush of people. The magnitude.

But the 9-12ers had more people.

Yeah right. It's sad that they can get some people to believe this.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:49 AM
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1. I was at the inauguration, as well as five anti war protests.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 07:49 AM by HughBeaumont
The FootShooter Parade, compared to even the LOWEST attended anti-war protest (which was in the month of January and without the months of promotion Glen Beck's joke got), didn't even come CLOSE to that.

A comparison to the 2009 Inauguration would be nothing short of hysterical. One BLOCK of the packed National Mall that day housed more people than the FootShooter Corral. That's not even counting the parade route, where I was. It's almost insulting that the Astroturfers even THINK they matched what one of the most significant events in American History drew. Of course, most TeaBirthers are insults to intelligence and human evolution anyway.

What's even more pathetic is that the Anti-War protests, each of them drawing MUCH more than KlanStock did, didn't receive literally WEEKS of promotion on major cable news networks. Dick Armey, Glen Beck and Fox News promoted, sponsored and covered this craptacular hilarity. Anything Anti-war, anti-Bush was blacked out, as if it never happened.

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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:02 AM
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8. The anti surge protest, which drew close to 500,00 had literally 90 minutes of coverage on CSPAN.
There was zero coverage in the run-up and I don't even know if there was two minutes on MSM. I called my husband who was at home and he was watching the TV for coverage. After 90 minutes, he said CSPan had cut us off. These yokels on 9-12 had and entire TV station humping for several months an that was all they could muster! I will say that the anti- war demonstrations that I have been to have been much more civil than the 912 appeared. We had babies and little children in strollers and grandma and grandpa in wheelchairs. Our crowd was beautiful and at no time did I feel threatened. What is wrong with this ignorant fools?
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:50 AM
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2. Media Matters has a writeup on it ...
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:52 AM
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3. Why bother with the little lies when you're lying anyway
Go for the big lies! Top the last big lie you told! Lie with a capital 'L'! Who cares if anyone believes you or not.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:52 AM
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4. The teabaggers left more garbage!
Two of my daughters were at the inauguration. One laughed when she got home - the big joke was how many times she had heard someone ask where the recycling cans were. She did see a few, but clearly there weren't enough.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:09 AM
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10. Trash cans at events like that are security nightmares.
I don't even remember seeing one at the inauguration. I think it is sweet that people were asking about recycling! We were back in the nose bleed section. I noticed some trash blowing but nothing like the pictures on the internet.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:19 AM
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13. My kids took out what they took in.
I saw pictures of the inauguration as it was winding down and the exposed portions of the mall were nearly clean. The teabaggers threw trash everywhere and one of the pictures has an American flag just randomly tossed on a pile of shit. And guess what - SOCIALIZED GARBAGE COLLECTION has to clean up their crap on DC's dime.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:56 AM
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5. They always lie - they are pathological liars
Do I believe they lied and continue to lie?

Duh!!!

Fuck them - we know there were 70,000 or less. Rethugs are shameless LIARS.
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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:57 AM
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6. What radio stations are you listening to?
I was listening to Alex Jones the other day and he was claiming 2 million, of course. He said the media didn't take any aerial shots of the crowd because they wanted to cover up the amount of people in attendance. Yes, it's a great conspiracy. The largest number I've heard from MSM, however, is 100,000.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:00 AM
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7. We just need to start making up stuff for the hell of it.
Next time Obama has a health care rally....10 million showed up. You heard it here first.
That is how ludicrous their claims are.
Also, the anti war protests received no attention because they would hurt the companies involved in making war. The corporate media would never dare cover that.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:04 AM
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9. If they count their egos it might be true.
Other than that, no way.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:09 AM
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11. They Play "The Big Lie"...
Remember, this is a parallel universe...reality and facts have little place unless they're twisted to fit a pre-ordained talking point. The hate radio crowd relies on talking points and their "daily affirmation" to "justify" a world they wish exists and among themselves it does.

At one point the rushpublicans did reach at least 50% of the nation. Since 2004 that number has shrunk to 30% and falling...yet these people still believe they represent far more than their diminishing numbers. There's no concern for credibility just spewing big lies that when said loud enough and often enough become "gospel".
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KyleA Donating Member (134 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:13 AM
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12. Who cares what BS they spew
The politicians know how many were there and they should realize this is a fringe group of wackos.They have to stop catering to them.
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:23 AM
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14. Google Goebbels..... I wouldn't be surprised if Beck's name came up.
Paul Joseph Goebbels Reichsminister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945

Beck is the modern-day incarnation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels

"e perfected an understanding of the "Big Lie" technique of propaganda, which is based on the principle that a lie, if audacious enough and repeated enough times, will be believed by the masses."
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Tarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:47 AM
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15. The latest tinfoil nutter is a college undegrad, Zac Moilanen
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:08 AM
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16. Here's Media Matters analysis of Zac Molianen's "research."
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