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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:08 AM
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That is a Fuckload of people at the Sanity/Fear rally. Updated with Pics!
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 11:59 AM by onehandle
Rec this up for the freepbaggers to see!

The crowd reaches way towards the Washington Monument and way to the sides.

Might be bigger than the Beck rally.

No reflecting pool in the middle. Think about that.







The wave:





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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:54 AM
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1. Holy wow!
What a fine party!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:55 AM
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2. Somewhere the beckster is crying
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:58 AM
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10. Bwaaaaaaaah hahahahahahaha
:rofl:
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:01 PM
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14. Yes, he is....


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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:18 PM
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38. Crying pays his bills.
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 01:20 PM by Kurovski
Aint it just amazing.

The Sarah Bernhardt of fearsters.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:48 PM
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76. That statement is true several times a day, every day.
:-)
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:56 AM
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3. One reason I love DU....

Words like "fuckload" in a subject line.

:applause:

:hi:

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:57 AM
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6. Haha! I didn't even notice that -- but I SO agree! nt
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:28 PM
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20. +1000 for the apt description!
:applause: :fistbump:
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mazzarro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:53 PM
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47. +100%
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OrangeGrapes Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 08:15 PM
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101. I doubt I would have saw that...
if you had not pointed it out.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 09:09 PM
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103. +1 nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:56 AM
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4. K&R -- These give me chills! nt
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:56 AM
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5. 150,000?
I think the Mythbusters guys have their numbers wrong.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:57 AM
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8. You think there are more? How many would you estimate? Looks like an Obama rally!
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:00 PM
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13. Maybe 250 to 300?
Those pics remind of the inauguration.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 05:35 PM
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89. The Inaugural was a lot colder! Maybe not as funny though.
Hope crowds didn't have to wait in freezing tunnels wondering WTF was going on...
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:40 PM
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27. A comedian on stage said 150,000
Sorry, don't know his name, but he and another guy came on after the Roots played.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:02 PM
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34. He'd be wrong.
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:13 PM
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36. Found an estimate, National Parks Service says, 300,000
http://www.mediaite.com/online/how-many-people-are-at-t... /

Thus far, the big question following yesterdays event appears to be how many people attended. Answer from the ground: a lot. Interestingly CBS is estimating the crowd at 87,000. NBC quoted the National Parks service which put it at 300,000. Based solely on my perspective from the ground and the fact I was in Washington for the Inauguration I would err on the side of NBC and the National Parks. But the discrepancy begs the question: how do you lose 200,000 people?


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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:49 PM
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46. Thanks. That seems more accurate based on the pics.
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:14 PM
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68. CBS said the same for Beck's 87K? Guess they are treating the two as the same with blinders on!
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 03:16 PM by sce56
Here is the one in LA-Hollywood


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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:00 PM
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78. I would say Beck got a lot less than Jon
You have to remember who is attending each rally. Beck's followers would therefore resemble the same audience that posts to FR, NOT to DU. As this is the case to a greater degree, you have to imagine a fuckload of older, fatter, WASPs whose personal girth is that of a Macy Day's parade balloon at a Beck rally, while a Jon Stewart audience is lean, green, and far more intelligent. We don't have morons hanging tea bags off hats, or purple bandaids on our cheeks.
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:10 PM
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80. I would say about 300K
Based on seeing other photos of rallies in the DC news, I'd say that 300K was about right. To put it in perspective, there were 1.2 MILLION at the Obama Inauguration. And it was only the second-most-attended thing on the Mall. I forget what the largest was, but I think it was the MLK rally back in the '60's.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:01 PM
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92. That IS from the Beck rally - that's why it says "yesterday's event" nt
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:19 PM
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108. How do you lose 200,000?
Umm... Start a war in the Middle east??

:shrug:

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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:57 AM
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7. Seriously, are they standing in the Reflecting Pool?????>?
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whoneedstickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:14 PM
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16. wrong orientation, Not from Lincoln mem to Wash monument...
..but from Capitol to Monument. Where all the Museums are. No pool--all grass. LOTS of people!
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:58 AM
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9. Whoa! Where's the pool? Drained for winter? Place is absolutely jammed!
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:56 PM
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33. The pool is on the other side of the Washington Monument
Between the Lincoln and Washington Memorial
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 07:21 PM
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96. You mean the Martha Washington Monument?
think about it...
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:59 AM
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11. K & R
:thumbsup:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:59 AM
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12. Eat that Glenn Beck!!!!!


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Emillereid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:10 PM
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15. I've been to many a demonstration on that mall and it's
DEFINITELY MORE than 150,000. Much, much more!!! Look at how packed the people are -- little or no empty space between them. Way more than Beck's!
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 05:21 PM
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88. I had hoped they underestimated.... Since they are Media People they know how it works...
and I agree with you...way more than 150,000. You could do a graph of the mall all the way back to Wa. Monument and do a body scan per person. Park Service could do it...Mathematician could do it.

We will see how it's reported in the NYT/WaPo Tomorrow Morning and the rest of the Media particularly the RW C-Span on their "Morning (Idiot) Journal."
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:18 PM
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17. Isn't the guy on right now
Father Guido Sarducci? It's been a long time since I've seen him!
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:19 PM
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18. That's him. Delivering the benediction. He's great. nt
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:22 PM
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40. I first tuned in when he was on stage - have loved Father Guido Sarducci for years!
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 01:25 PM by kath
Anyone remember when he used to do the "find the Pope in the pizza" thing?
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 05:08 PM
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87. I know!
was thrilled to see the fella.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:27 PM
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19. Guessing fox won't show any pictures and say about 10 or
15,000 thousand. I bet that's what they say. Anyway it is going to be a heck of a lot lower than their Becks show. They will lie their butt off.
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:42 PM
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44. Sorry, but I just had to hold my nose and look
The article on their website is mostly pushing the "They say it's not political, but why does it come just before the midterms when Rupert Murdoch is supposed to be restored to his rightful place as God-Emperor?" line. When they do get around to quoting a figure, they say 60,000 (a figure taken from Comedy Central's park permit rather than an actual estimate of attendance).
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:29 PM
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21. Wow! Thank you and KnR.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:33 PM
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22. WOW - thanks for posting these.
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:36 PM
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23. Wow! Suck on that Teabaggers!
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:37 PM
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24. K&R Awesome shots! Which stream are you getting them from?
Mine is really bad quality compared to yours.

Thanks a lot for posting.

:kick:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:39 PM
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26. I just did screen caps of the rally live feed, cropped them in Photoshop.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:55 PM
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32. I'm getting a bad signal from that stream
Must be my crappy satellite connection.

Thanks again for posting these great shots. :fistbump:

:kick:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:37 PM
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25. Makes my heart sing....
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:41 PM
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28. Aerial shot of the location during the March for Women's Rights..in 04.
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 12:45 PM by BrklynLiberal
Only a million people there that day..and virtually no media coverage at all...


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wovenpaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:38 PM
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59. Yep, I can attest to that
I was there for that great day-these photos today look like 100's of thousands to me!
Oh,oh-time for the downplaying...

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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:11 PM
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67. Me too!
I was there too. And today's rally looks pretty dang big even after having been at the March for Women's Lives. Definitely 100's of thousands. I really wish I could have attended. I am so jealous!!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:49 PM
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77. Yeah, I was there, too. I heard estimates at 1.2 Million- it was PACKED
and the media did everything it could to blow it off. The prevailing attitude was petulance, that how dare all these little people with their little concerns try to wrest control of the narrative; (which seemed to consist of how much the NASCAR Voter loved Bush)
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westerebus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:36 PM
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81. Know why?
As the fellow next to me said, Sure, I like Bush, did they run out a Bud-Lite already??
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 06:53 AM
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111. That says all we need to know
about the state of the U.S. media.
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:43 PM
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29. I'm freakin crying. I wanted to be one of those Fuckload
of people there.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:16 PM
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37. Me too! I'm cryin' to think there are that many SANE people
I'm happy to see the big crowds,that's for sure.
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:26 PM
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72. I live in the DC area, and I'm not there
I've got an upper respiratory infection going on. Talk about spreading fear! When Colbert's poem mentioned "the person coughing on your neck may have an infection", that would have been moi.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:49 PM
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30. WoW
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:53 PM
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31. What a crowd, what a crowd!
Makes the Beckbagger "rally" look like a bridge game that is missing South.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:10 PM
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35. Wow! K&R! Thanks for the pics!
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:20 PM
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39. Bet Beck is praying that Jebus takes his sight today!
:rofl:

All those radical, socialist, communist, Muslim lovin' freedom haters amassed in "their" beloved country.
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Riley18 Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:24 PM
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41. Thank you. I wish I could have been there. It makes me
cry when I see so many good real Americans.
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:25 PM
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42. It looks like Woodstock, man!
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:39 PM
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43. "So much poop."
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:46 PM
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45. Look the fuck at that--400K MINIMUM!!!!
:wow:
rocktivity
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:57 PM
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48. Thanks for the pics!!! Such a beautiful sight!! nt
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:58 PM
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49. Looks like more than 300,000
to me. I grew up in DC, and we would go see the fireworks there every fourth of July. That is certainly a fuckload of people. Wish we could be there. Hope everyone had a good time. :)
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KeyserSoze87 Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:00 PM
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50. This is way bigger than any teabagger protest...
I have to say at least a quarter of a million people attended this rally. And yet, it is getting almost no media attention at all. I'm sure the "liberal" media will mention that only a couple thousand people were there.
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:03 PM
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51. I just got back from the rally.
What a crowd. The Metro was packed like sardines.

Those pictures don't show the sides of the rally. It was so crowded you could hardly move around.

The steps of Smithsonian were like bleachers at a football game.

The side streets were packed for blocks. I got tired of inching along so i left after an hour

and a half.

One funny thing on the Metro... a Michigan fan wearing a Michigan hat and an

Ohio State fan wearing a Buckeye hat ended up pressed up against eachotherand it got a laugh and

people were taking pictures of them.
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:38 PM
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58. Yep, it was PACKED!
We were so far back, we couldn't hear a thing, but still happy to be part of it.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:03 PM
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52. Lovely sight. n/t
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:06 PM
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53. Reminds me quite a bit of the inaugural. We were backed in much tighter for that though.
Or maybe we were just huddling for warmth. lol
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:09 PM
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54. ANd yet the M$NBC headline is "Stewart-Colbert Rally Draws Tens of Thousands"
and the story says 60,000.
yeah. Right.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:09 PM
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55. YES!!
(YES)!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:23 PM
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56. Michelle Bachman said, "it looks like a handful of America haters showed up"



...kidding... :evilgrin:


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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:51 PM
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82. For real, I'm going to want to see what the nutbars say about it.
I need a good laugh.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:34 PM
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57. WOW!
:wow:

Great pics! Thanks!
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:42 PM
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60. Now that's a CROWD!!!
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:44 PM
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61. Im going to use Glen Becks version of math
and estimate that there are about 16 billion people there.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:52 PM
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62. Just got back.
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 02:54 PM by YOY
Fun crowd. Very fun crowd. JAM PACKED ALL THE WAY.

Compared to the bagger protestors that come to DC I did not feal as if anyone here wanted to strangle me. The baggers at the Beck Rally? As a friend who watched them noted, you quickly learn the first rule: "Don't talk to anyone." ANGRY FREAKS.

The folks at this one? I wish I coulda talked to everyone. Great folks! NORMAL PEOPLE.
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xor Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:00 PM
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63. Oh my, those poor poor people forced there by gunpoint...
:P
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 10:09 PM
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105. Nah, bussed in from Mexico.
Or was it Canada? :shrug:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:02 PM
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64. That is a big crowd! n/t
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:04 PM
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65. Even Elizabeth Warren showed up....
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:10 PM
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66. Just got back. Biggest rally of my life.
I have been to huge rallies (anti-war), and sporting events (U-M stadium with 110,000), but I have never seen anything like this. It's not just the mall; every inch of the Smithsonian Museums' steps were covered. It wasn't just the Mall; we walked up 7th Street, and the road was closed and packed. Will be back with pics, but it was awesome.

I see already that the Washington Post isn't talking numbers, and haven't really seen estimates. I can't guess; have never seen anything like it. I do note the Post is downplaying it. Major papers across the nation, like the Detroit Free Press, aren't mentioning it, even though Beck was a lead story for them. Anyway, don't get your hopes up. By Sunday a.m., it will be maybe half as many as Beck in the media, even though it was actually 10 times the number.

But it was a very special day anyway. Gridlock doesn't even begin to describe it. Thanks to all from across the nation who joined us in DC today.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:20 PM
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70. Youre right a friend of mine couldn't even get into dc at rally time
Just got back to my hotel. I can't believe how many people were there that couldnt possibly have seen any part of it. It was freaking HUGE
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:17 PM
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69. Holy crap! Did they set up enough port-a-potties for a crowd that big?
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:20 PM
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71. I just hope that
all those people make it home to vote if they haven't already voted.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:35 PM
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73. Beck Heads exploding. . .
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:38 PM
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74. See -- hardly anybody showed up. The analysts over
at FOX News tried to tell us that, but we didn't listen.
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:45 PM
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75. Beautiful!
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:09 PM
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79. This massive gathering dwarfs Baby Man Beck's little klan meeting by a huge margin.
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 04:09 PM by Arugula Latte
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:51 PM
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83. Lots more sane people out there than teabaggers.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:52 PM
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84. I bet it was a great contact high to be there at that
rally today.

Great people, great weather, and a great cause.

It's probably good for at least three solid days of Beck weeping on his program.
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:53 PM
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85. YESSSS!
SO great to see this!

!!!Thank you

:7
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:58 PM
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86. But where is the enthusiasm?
All I see is a sea of demoralized quitters that won't possibly bother participating in the election...

Yeah, right. :sarcasm:
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WingDinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 05:42 PM
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90. Mine eyes have seen the glory!!!
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Trocadero Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 05:53 PM
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91. k&R
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:10 PM
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93. K & R Beautiful Pics! n/t
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live love laugh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:13 PM
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94. I just got chills seeing these pictures. People love this country. nt
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 07:04 PM
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95. K&R
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 07:31 PM
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97. Holy Guacamole! n/t
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 07:40 PM
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98. WAY more than Beckerhead.
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 08:09 PM
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99. Over 400K. I'll tell you why
1) Metro reported ridership of 387,000 by 3pm. Almost everyone was going to the rally. I've never seen it so packed for any huge event. Add to that the huge numbers of people bussed in and who via other means of transportation.

2) People were packed in MUCH more tightly on the Mall than usual. Higher density means normal crowd counts should be increased.

3) LOTS of people couldn't even make it to the Mall area to be counted. There were 10s of thousands milling around on the streets were they couldn't be counted. Most people couldn't hear or see because the speakers didn't go back far enough so we left.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 05:20 AM
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110. I am inclined to agree. Almost as many as the inauguration, maybe. Many more people off to sides.
At one point, I was in an interstection JAM-PACKED and got nervous and got out off the side as soon as I could. Got a little scary. It wasn't like that everywhere, but very packed.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:21 AM
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116. me too - I was trying to be mellow like the rest of the crowd but it was getting scary
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:19 AM
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114. We also did that (couldn't see at all; heard parts) and a lot of people left with us.
It was also frustrating that wireless service was nonexistent due to overload, so once you were separated from others in your party, which was easy to do in the huge densely packed crowds, you couldn't reconnect, so you went elsewhere hoping to get reception and reconnect.
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 08:12 PM
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100. Imagine if the Koch brothers had chartered buses... nt
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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 08:36 PM
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102. 250,000? The wave just went by my house in Idaho! n/t
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 09:10 PM
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104. K & R nt
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 10:41 PM
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106. Looking at these pictures one has to be proud to be
a liberal. These are the good people in these old United States; the folks we all have to stand up and fight for; all together.

Watching Becks Rally to restore Horror has to be the biggest wakeup call ever to anyone with an ounce of sense.

The difference in the people is both stunning a frightening.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 05:18 AM
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109. More Pics HERE!:
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:04 PM
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107. I was there...it was amazing!!!!!
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 09:35 AM
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112. HuffPo says 'Rally Attendance OBLITERATES Turnout To Glenn Beck Rally!' nt
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 09:52 AM
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113. looks great
the american left out in force, i miss doing protests in the usa and this one looks bigger than i have ever seen anywhere in person
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:20 AM
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115. Amazing -- !!! Wonderful turn out !! Thanks, Jon -- !
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:36 AM
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117. Tremendous turnout for the "Restoring Sanity" rally...
Edited on Sun Oct-31-10 11:37 AM by Urban Prairie
Wish that I could have attended, but was in spirit!!

Many of the tongue-in-cheek posters that were held up by the attendees were absolutely hilarious!!

Pearl necklaces before Teabagger swine...heh!!

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