Skip to comments.The picture that paints 1.5 million words
Posted on 09/14/2009 12:40:23 PM PDT by Sopater
The picture that the state controlled media do not want you to see.
How many do you think will be there protesting when they foist amnesty for illegals upon us?
BTW, the federal parks service estimate from aerial photos
is between 1.2 and 1.6 million people.
Where did you see those? Just wondering I haven’t see that yet.
“We came unarmed, this time”
I could not go to DC, but I did go to a local one. They had a scroll with a pledge they asked everyone to sign. It was not advertised that it was even there. At the end of the event, they announced that they had 3500 signatures. I estimate the crowd was around 5,000. The paper reported 2,500. There were a lot more than 1.5 million voices if you cound all the tea parties held across the country on 9/12.
I haven't been able to find any confirmation of this. Do you have a link?
And they predicted 50,000!
I thought that part of town was a no fly zone. Do you have a link to that?
When did the "federal [sic] parks service" (do you mean the National Park Service?) resume the practice of issuing crowd estimates?
On Obama’s inauguration.
It’s not a no-fly zone, it’s a fly only with express permission zone. NPS regularly has choppers over the Jan 22 “March for Life”, but they don’t issue crowd estimates.
Someone posted this link yesterday. They did it for Obama:
Park service changes course, plans to offer crowd estimate
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Of course. Forgot about that. I don't recall them giving out a crowd count after the 2009 MfL, though.
If we have to resist, armed, it won’t be that way.
It’ll be all of us defending our states from federal invasion after our states tell them to go pound sand.
I believe these numbers, they are based on unofficial empirical data.Others are mere speculation.
Even some blogger FOX had on this morning said there were only 50,000. Give them a week and they’ll be saying there were only 8 people and two squirrels looking at them funny.
If you read that article, you will see that he numbers of 1.2 to 1,6 mikkion would not be an unreasonable number given the area occupied by the crowd. The key to the estimate is to be accurate in crowd density.
Wow, that’s a lot of bickering evilmongers!
And then a week later just chirping crickets.
The Federal Parks Service does not provide estimates.
I was there and I did see a helicopter appear in the afar (but not too far) a few times (3 or 4) throughout the day. I believe it was the same one each time. I didn’t see any markings. Just seemed like a plain silver/gray helicopter. Couldn’t see it real clear though.
It hovered around way back past the Capitol, a bit past (and fairly high too) past the Washington Monument. But you could tell is was looking down at us because it would stay in the same area for a short time each time I saw it.
And as far as numbers, while I am not a good estimate of crowd numbers, I am not blind. And it was incredible. When me and my daughter tried to get closer to the stage just to be able to see who was talking, it was impossible. No matter which angle we tried. And down EVERY street there was a moving crowd. There was a blanket of people in every direction. And when they cheered, it was thunderous at times.
They can lie about how many was there. But nearly everyone was taking pictures, video, or both back home with them. And even more importantly, everyone in Washington that day (and has access to the truth) knows how many were there.
Thats what I thought, but apparently the do again, look up thread for the article cited.
They stopped when their estimate was much lower than Calypso Louis’ figure.
From the article on Obama’s innaugaration numbers estimate, I would say we may have had 500,000.
The Innaug estimate shows about 250,000 filling just a “ticketed area” triangle on the (I believe West) lawn of the Capitol. On Saturday, we had that plus at least as large a group on the North side and a large number over on the South side. So at least double what the innaugaration had for the area next to the Capitol.
I also think a lot of people did the March and then dispersed when they found there was no more room around teh Capitol. We There were announcements telling people we could not use the Mall, and I have heard from people who did the march but did not stand around teh Capitol all day.
That helps explain in part why the March group on the way down was so enormous.
I think they did it for the Inauguration only. If they did it for this, then perhaps you can provide an official link with their estimate?
Do you seriously think that there is even ONE state that would do that, anymore, on ANY issue?
I’m not asking “should be,” I’m asking “is.”
Yes, based on the pictures from Saturday and the image from USA Today regarding the Inauguration, I think 450k is a credible estimation. I had heard 450k is what FreedomWorks was estimating, but I couldn’t find that on their website. Regardless, I think that number is about right.
Great work. Using The Man’s surveillance assets against him.
Found this, he details this very well, I think. He arrives at 850,000.
I don't know if any other cities are doing this, but the town I used to live in is having an ARMED TEA party next month.
Billed as an "Open Carry Tea Party" (in liberal WI we are not allow concealed carry), it will be attended by the Mayor and other local dignitaries.
Yep, that’s EXACTLY where the answer to “Why am I here?” is found.
I was there also and I think the crowd was double your estimate. The line of people marched across the sidewalks and street for about 3 hours. They lined back up to the Reflecting Pond after the march and many were stuck in traffic unable to get in. It was massive.
Where is this tea party? I’m in WI.
That’s one helluva mob.
It's going to be in the park by the St. Croix River in Hudson, WI.
I don't know much about it. I just got an email about it from my county's (Polk) Republican chairman.
Here is a link to a web site which is not much more than a link to a pdf file stating the time/place/guest list:
I'll likely attend, but you won't be able to see me because, since the event is in the middle of bow season, I'll probably be in full camo.
This picture is a fraud.
This picutre was taken this morning as Washington lobbyists made their way to work, a typical Monday morning in DC. /s
A number of good pictures here. It also shows what is a picture that Media Matters is using to try to claim the rally had very few people.
Still waiting on a source for this claim ... other than "I saw it posted on FR"
Yes, there were lots of people. I'd estimate 200K - 300K ... based on being there myself with about 175K people back when I was an air headed hippy at the April 24, 1971 Vietnam war protest ... the tail end of Saturday's crowd took a lot longer to leave their staging point.
Thank God I grew up and left planet stupid.
LOL! good one
WTG! You don’t mind if I reply here for a reference mark, do you?
Ah...that picture is photoshopped. There were only a few thousand at this “rally.”