Lee Greenwood, Born on this Day in 1942.
Once again, the blogosphere has to do the job the main stream media just won’t do. By any credible count, more than 1 million patriots, perhaps as many as two million, flooded Washington, DC on Saturday, September 12 for the sole purpose of taking this country back from a failed Congress, a failed Administration and a failed system of government.
Yes, I know all of your protests “Republicans had 8 years, neener neener neener.” But you just don’t get it.
This was not a Republican event. As we’ve told you time and time again, and as liberals and the main stream media (yes, I know that’s redundant) have continued to ignore, the Tea Party protestors are every bit as angry with the Republican party as they are the Democrats. The difference may be that some Republicans, like Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, just might be listening this time. And, as Rush supposedly said today, I agree that this can’t be a third party movement. We have a two party system.
And we’re out to fix it. If that means sending a few Republican congresscritters home, then let’s get started.
SWAC Girl and others were there and did a wonderful job of covering the events. Many of their posts are linked below.
Typical of the mainstream media, the estimated reports of attendance were “a few thousand.” Well, follow these posts (and more below) to get a more credible estimate.
How many people were at the big 9/12 “Tea Party” protest?
Now. Here’s what happens. If you use the usual method of computing massed crowds (the one the journalists use), you divide the square footage by two… and you get 1,175,035. That’s where the 1.2 million number comes from.
Amazing Photos: 9/12 march on Washington vs. USA Today National Mall schematic
Yes, the picture is real, nutroots
9/12 March on DC … America went to Washington
To march on Pennsylvania Avenue shoulder-to-shoulder with like-minded patriots was breath-taking. As far as I could see ahead of us was a sea of people carrying flags and signs … behind us as far as I could see was a sea of people carrying flags and signs. Chants would go down the street like a vocal wave … approaching as a low roar in the distance, catching up with us as we joined in, and washing over us to continue along the street to the thousands behind us.
SWAC bloggers have 9/12 March on Washington coverage
09.12.09 – This land is your land … this land is my land
Conservative bloggers have been busy since Saturday posting photos and spreading the word about the thousands of conservative 9/12 ralliers who turned out in Washington, DC, because we cannot depend on the mainstream media to do it.
Does this look like tens of thousands to you?
Crystal Clear Conservative
09.12.09: “CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?”
9-12 DC Protest
Besides being a moron, Karl Marx was also: too lazy to keep a steady job to support his wife and kids…
09.12.09: No trash left behind
I think those photos clearly show that responsible Ameicans were in DC on Saturday. Those same Americans fought for this country, worked hard to help this country prosper, and have prayed for this country.
CLEAN Conservatives vs FILTHY Liberals– A Photographic Essay
Leave it to the mainstream media to distort the facts. The Washington Post reported that “tens of thousands appeared on the Capitol” Saturday to protest the health care bill, while Bloomberg reported that “thousands” showed up to protest.
Here’s a Traffic Cam pic of today’s 9/12 rallies.
I’m back to work at my weekend job today or I’d be there. Apparenty White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said yesterday he didn’t know anything about this. That’s either BS or incompetence. You pick.
Still, surfing through the channels I see little or no coverage of this. Perhaps when the actual programming starts? Actually as I write this Fox showed a picture of the mall and said that Glenn Beck has a special 2 hour program at 1:00 p.m.
These are the American people who will no longer be silent. These are the people at the Town Halls of summer.
These are the people who will be deciding the outcome of the 2010 elections.
H/T Michelle Malkin: Celebrating the 9/12 rallies
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
– John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 1776
The 8-year-old and I spent five hours at the neighborhood pool today. Yes, we’re a bit crisp. But it was a beautiful day and there was a huge turnout. That was good since, like most neighborhood pools these days, we struggle to stay open.
At 3:00 p.m., just as similar observances were happening across the country. We were called to a moment of silence. Then a young lady who had grown up at the pool, been on the swim team, been a lifeguard, etc. gave a brief prayer and began to sing The National Anthem.
I stood to my feet. So did a couple of others. But of the more than 100 people there, fewer than a dozen were standing. I know many of these people to be very patriotic, very pro-American, and some even Veteran’s for cryin’ out loud.
It was a sad moment in an otherwise nearly perfect day.