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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 07:14 PM
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Pictures from the march in Chicago yesterday
Edited on Sun Oct-28-07 07:35 PM by proud2Blib
I just loved this sign!




Before the march, at Union Park, listening to speakers and musicians.












Anyone heard of this website?






He's everywhere! He's everywhere!! :)




The march:


















About halfway through the march, the crowd was getting tired (it was a long route) and hadn't chanted for a block or so. I was at the front of the march and watched this 'rocket scientist - NOT!' stand on his balcony in downtown Chicago and scream "TRAITORS! Get off my street!!" LOL The marchers (30,000 strong) erupted!! I was walking by a cop and he looked up and then heard the marchers and shook his head and laughed.




It wouldn't be a peace march without cops ready to spring into action!






And yes, there were freepers. 24 of them. They were waiting for us when we arrived at Federal Plaza for the rally after the march.




The cops stood right in front of the freepers. So they couldn't come across the street and mingle with us.




This was my favorite sign all day. I loved it because this guy stood for a good hour right in front of the freepers holding this sign up. No way could they have missed it.




At the rally after the march. The crowd was so large I had a hard time getting a good picture.




Another great sign!!








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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 07:19 PM
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1. Great Pix, Thank You For Sharing !!! - K & R !!!
:bounce: :yourock: :bounce:
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 07:20 PM
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2. Fantastic!!
Thanks so much for sharing!!

k&r

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Sukie1941 Donating Member (463 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 07:22 PM
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3. Great Pics!
I will never forget my experience in San Francisco marching with hundreds of thousands of anti-war folks on a gorgeous day! One of the best days of my life! It is a long trip for me to get to any of the rally cities, but I was able to get there once.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 07:33 PM
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5. It is a terrific experience
I love meeting so many like minded people.
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blockhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 07:23 PM
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4. great pictures
:thumbsup:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 07:45 PM
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6. thanks proud2Blib! great pics!
wishin' i'da made it up to Chi-town... i was there in spirit.

:yourock: :patriot:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:01 PM
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8. And we marched for you!!
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:01 PM
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7. People with brains! What a novel sight.
There's something behind all of those eyes.

I can't imagine a group that would show up in favor of war and torture and debt. How silly. And sad.


Thanks for posting this. It gives hope.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:08 PM
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9. Good point!!
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:16 PM
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10. Great pics, thanks for sharing!
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:25 PM
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11. Awesome proud2Blib!
Hooray for the Windy City Patriots :patriot: :hi: :hug:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:37 PM
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12. Serj Tankian is a musical artist. "Elect The Dead" is a new song and campaign. n/t
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:44 PM
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14. Thanks!
I hadn't gotten around to looking that up yet.

Hey Hissy, here's another picture I took with my phone yesterday that I just downloaded:
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:40 PM
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13. The freeps all have that same scowl.
What a sad bunch.


Awesome pictures. Thanks for posting them.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:51 PM
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16. Really sad. 24? Not even enough to have a good Bingo game.
(Which would also require counting beyond your fingers and toes. lol)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:04 PM
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21. How was the march in SF?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:06 PM
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23. I didn't take any pictures. It was a clear day, great CP
presence. :)
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:49 PM
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15. Thanks for sharing your great pics!
I especially liked the one of the idiot in the balcony. :)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:59 PM
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18. That guy was a trip.
What a dipshit, yelling at 30,000 people! :rofl:
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 08:57 PM
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17. Thanks again, proud!
Those are really good!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:03 PM
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20. That's a complement coming from you! Thanks!
I saw Sharon RB and Livvy. They asked where you were. I guess I should have packed you in my suitcase!
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:01 PM
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19. These are GREAT!!
:headbang:

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:11 PM
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24. Thanks Jeff!!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:05 PM
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22. Those are wonderful pics!
Thanks for sharing.

Bush bin Lyin...I like that one a lot. :)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:40 AM
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42. I loved that one too
That lady in a wheelchair just ROCKED!!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:29 PM
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25. Thanks proud!
I'm so glad livvy and I finally found you! I really didn't take any pictures this time. After a while, every march starts to look the same.

The first photo is great -- I didn't see that one. The words on the sign sound like they could be used for a new version of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire."

Great seeing you. How was Greg Palast last night?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:42 AM
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43. Greg Palast was great.
I will blog about it later.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:39 PM
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26. Great pics proud2Blib
Thank you so much for being there and for sharing these terrific pictures
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:44 PM
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27. You made me cry &
K&R. I adore you. Thank you.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:02 PM
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28. I was there! Posted a pic thread of my own last night (which dropped like a stone!)
Anyway, a few of mine:


My friend Tracy (left) and I (right) at the rally.


At Daley Plaza


One of my favorite signs from the rally!

I have to admit, I didn't think it was a big (enough) rally. I was disappointed in the "crowd". I am sad that we didn't have hundreds of thousands there. That doesn't mean I won't still get my body down there to be counted but there should be more, many more.

Peace!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:40 AM
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41. And they are saying we had one of the larger crowds in the country
It was sure a great time. Sorry I missed seeing you.
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kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 12:31 AM
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29. Thanks for posting your pictures -
Thanks for posting your pictures - I put new batteries in my camera before I left home and it still would not work when we got there, so I didn't get to take any. I did see many of those people in your photos. In your picture of IVAW, the one in the middle is my friend, Derek, who was one of the speakers.

It was a great day, but I do wish there had been more people out there with us. Oh, and I saw the guy on the balcony but couldn't hear what he was yelling. Get off my street? Pretty funny...
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 02:03 AM
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30. Why do freepers always look so dull and miserable? And the balcony guy?
Standing there fat and shirtless yelling "Traitors!"

Wow.

Heh heh. He needs to cover up his man teats and get a clue.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 04:44 AM
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31. Thanks! K&R!
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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 04:52 AM
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32. Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing.
It was good to see you again. It was a long train ride home, but I'm glad we made the trip. Once again, I met many great people, and I felt the same sense of empowerment I've felt before.
Recommend the experience highly.
Yup, next time stick that evlbstrd in your suitcase. In fact, pack the whole KC crew.

How was Palast? Would have loved to have heard him.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:57 AM
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44. Palast was frickin awesome
As soon as I finish unpacking and find my notes, I will blog about it.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 04:56 AM
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33. Billionares for bush too!
Great shots! I love it. :)
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 05:46 AM
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34. Thank you for posting
K&R
:kick:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 06:38 AM
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35. Thank you, proud, and all the patriots! nt
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Suziq Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 06:52 AM
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36. Bush Bin Lyin' . . . .
My absolute favorite! :rofl:

Thanks proud2Blib and the many others for marching on my behalf and posting such great pics.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 06:58 AM
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37. Fantastic pictures!
Thanks for being there and taking them.
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 07:02 AM
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38. Thanks for sharing!
I'm partial to the "Fifth Grader for Peace" sign.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:02 AM
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45. She was adorable.
I told her I teach 5th grade and she smiled really big.

I might save that pic and use it in my sig line. That's such a great sign.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 08:25 AM
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39. K&R. Thanks for sharing those pics. nt
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143tbone Donating Member (468 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 08:55 AM
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40. Unique signs, Chicago! Here's something from Seattle:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZY_Gyv1vhvI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=EG3r79KYFcU
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:02 AM
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46. Looks like the Seattle rally was great!
Thanks for sharing and welcome to DU! :hi:
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:11 AM
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47. Thanks so much for posting these!
I was there but I didn't have a camera.

When we were passing the Shirtless Balcony Freeper, I definitely heard some people chanting "Jump! Jump! Jump!" :evilgrin:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:20 AM
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48. LOL that's funny.
:rofl:
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:22 AM
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49. Hey proud2Blib
I posted some of the pictures here, hope it's OK :hi:
http://www.iterapi.com/index.php?cat=55&art=396
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:32 AM
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50. Spread em far and wide!!
Thanks!! :hi:
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:46 AM
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51. "Ron Paul for President"--WTF????
Since when is a Republican anti-war? :shrug:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 01:20 PM
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53. Ron Paul is very anti-war
There are lots of his supporters in the anti-war movement.
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live love laugh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 12:01 PM
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52. I am not seeing any pix? Is it just me? n/t
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