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BBC - In Pictures: Washington Conservative Rally
BBC ^ | 8/28/2010

Posted on 08/28/2010 5:43:50 PM PDT by GVnana

In pictures: Washington conservative rally

Apparently this photo was shot by a BBC photographer from atop the Washington Monument.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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Awesome photos!
1 posted on 08/28/2010 5:43:52 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Oops. Slideshow at link.


2 posted on 08/28/2010 5:44:30 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: GVnana

I guess Beck gets the 8 PM slot, Bill O’Reilly said if he got 100k he would let him have it


3 posted on 08/28/2010 5:47:26 PM PDT by NCBraveheart
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To: GVnana

What a great way to celebrate both America and the legacy of MLK.

Kudos to Beck, Sarah Palin and the cousin of MLK and to all who showed up to show their support for our great country!


4 posted on 08/28/2010 5:48:08 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: GVnana

Good pix. I think we could have done without that old blond applying her lipgloss, though.

LOL


5 posted on 08/28/2010 5:48:18 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: NCBraveheart

You are joking, right?


6 posted on 08/28/2010 5:52:03 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: GVnana

After you run that thru the MSM Tea Party Crown estimator, they will but the attendance between 1,000 and 2,000 people.


7 posted on 08/28/2010 5:52:56 PM PDT by matt04
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To: GVnana

The largest collection of racists in one place since the mass Ku Klux Klan rallies in Washington in the 1920s! Most of ‘em prolly even like capitalism! When are we gonna wake up and support Brother Barack?


8 posted on 08/28/2010 5:56:11 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: GVnana
When I and many others were leaving the rally shortly after noon, there were still hundreds of people streaming down 23rd street from the Foggy Bottom metro to just get to the rally. So one picture does not capture the attendees. Also most folks were huddled under the trees for shade and were unseen by aerials.
9 posted on 08/28/2010 5:56:49 PM PDT by Roy Baty
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To: GVnana; yorkie; tiapam; jaycee; JustAmy; ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; onyx

GREAT pictures..Thank you!
Pinging a few to see these large photos


10 posted on 08/28/2010 5:59:25 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: GVnana

And the large open area to the right was half full of people when I walked through there around 1100.


11 posted on 08/28/2010 5:59:27 PM PDT by Roy Baty
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To: GVnana

Picture’s a fraud.

Besides: Sharpton had more people in a nearby DC high school football field, according to Washington Post.


12 posted on 08/28/2010 5:59:48 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: GVnana

WOW! (And I just found a new tag line.)


13 posted on 08/28/2010 6:00:35 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (It is impossible to rightly govern a nation with God and the Bible - President George Washington)
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To: proudofthesouth

Correction to tag line.


14 posted on 08/28/2010 6:01:33 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible - President George Washington)
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To: proudofthesouth

I saw that too! Really liked it - hope there’s a bumper sticker out there soon.


15 posted on 08/28/2010 6:02:01 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: GVnana
Impressive!
16 posted on 08/28/2010 6:04:25 PM PDT by stripes1776
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To: GVnana

So much bitterness! So much clinging! I wish I’d been there!


17 posted on 08/28/2010 6:04:53 PM PDT by Clioman
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To: Ev Reeman
the cousin of MLK

Apologies for the correction but, Dr. Alveda King is the niece of MLK, not the cousin. Dr. King is the daughter of Rev. A. D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King. Rev. A. D. King was the brother of Martin Luther King.


18 posted on 08/28/2010 6:05:27 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: pyx

OK sorry for the mistake.


19 posted on 08/28/2010 6:07:40 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: GVnana

I’m sorry to have missed this one.


20 posted on 08/28/2010 6:09:02 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: MEG33

Thank you, sweet (((MEG33)))


21 posted on 08/28/2010 6:10:07 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

;o)
(((onyx)))


22 posted on 08/28/2010 6:11:20 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Allegra; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W

Great large pics!


23 posted on 08/28/2010 6:14:50 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: GVnana

btt


24 posted on 08/28/2010 6:17:21 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: matt04
**After you run that thru the MSM Tea Party Crown [sic] estimator, they will but the attendance between 1,000 and 2,000 people.**

You are close to being correct:

Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000

"An estimated 87,000 people attended a rally organized by talk-radio host and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News."
One wonders why CBS would "commission" a crowd estimate of Beck's rally. While their numbers-challenged stooges were there, did they tote up Sharpton's numbers, as well?
25 posted on 08/28/2010 6:19:31 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: GVnana

This picture is not a snapshot- It’s time-lapse photography. It looks like a large crowd when it was only a few people moving around over a period of time. It’s actually easy to spot if you can see the blurry tree off to the upper left- The one by the Grassy Knoll!


26 posted on 08/28/2010 6:20:52 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: GVnana

Holy Smoke!


27 posted on 08/28/2010 6:20:52 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: RebelTXRose; proudofthesouth

Washington never wrote or said that. It’s a bogus quote. Not that I disagree with the sentiment, but it isn’t Washington’s.


28 posted on 08/28/2010 6:22:03 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: GVnana
I'll bet there was no trouble at this rally and there was not a spec of trash on the grounds when everyone left. I have been at work all day so I've seen nothing of this rally but I'm betting that the type of people at this rally are not the types to leave trash behind. And if a few people accidentally leave something behind, others will pick it up. They will leave the place cleaner that what it was when they arrived.
29 posted on 08/28/2010 6:22:18 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: chickadee
One wonders why CBS would "commission" a crowd estimate of Beck's rally. While their numbers-challenged stooges were there, did they tote up Sharpton's numbers, as well?

The local news here ran the two events as an equal side-by-side, never mentioning the crowd numbers or showing a shot of the crowd.

30 posted on 08/28/2010 6:23:08 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: potlatch

BIG Pictures here!


31 posted on 08/28/2010 6:25:45 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: GVnana

photo bookmark - Saturday’s rally


32 posted on 08/28/2010 6:33:48 PM PDT by i_dont_chat ("The Jihadists are coming!" "The Jihadists are coming!")
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To: GVnana

The pics are GREAT. Unfortunately......’Auntie Beeb’ is her usual self in the captions.


33 posted on 08/28/2010 6:36:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: i_dont_chat

Back in 1996 we at FR had a March for Justice to Impeach Clinton (hint: he was). CNN lied about our numbers, and claimed a counter-counter rally held to support Bubba was larger. Of course, it wasn’t. But that was one of the first times I saw with my own eyes what liars the media could be. And I haven’t looked back since. LOL


34 posted on 08/28/2010 6:38:12 PM PDT by CT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx8CCjoL4E&feature=related)
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To: GVnana

My goodness, did you read the captions under the pictures? Talk about media bias!


35 posted on 08/28/2010 6:38:18 PM PDT by beckysueb
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
The point of the pictures is to show UK readers how America is overrun with hordes of reactionary lunatics - in their minds the larger the rally the worse America is.

The American media's narrative is that only a few cranks would actually come out for such a rally.

36 posted on 08/28/2010 6:56:49 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: EggsAckley

LOL! That was funny. I’m sure the photographer was just waiting for something goofy like that.


37 posted on 08/28/2010 6:58:28 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: GVnana
Looks like about 4 or 5 hundred racists. /s

The rats won't know what is going to hit them in November. For every one that was there, there are a 500 in spirit!

38 posted on 08/28/2010 7:01:48 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: wideawake

Bingo! I lived in the UK. Jerry Springer is VERY popular over there. You can only imagine the comments I received. I was in a maternity ward after out child was born where the mother of a new mother next to me heard my accent and said to her: “Watch it love. Them Yanks are crazy and might steal your baby. You’d better check the security.”


39 posted on 08/28/2010 7:04:39 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: truthguy

You win the bet. I only saw one trach can, it was a municipal one and was overflowing. I also say a pile of about 6-8 trash bags and sawy people picking up the couple water bottles that fell out. Besides that, zero trash.


40 posted on 08/28/2010 7:05:26 PM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
**The local news here ran the two events as an equal side-by-side, never mentioning the crowd numbers or showing a shot of the crowd.**

I read one article that said that Beck's crowd was predominantly white. It featured the Sharpton rally quite a bit in the article . . . but no mention of the color predominance there.

"The speaker list was diverse, including African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans; Jews and Christians; clergymen, military veterans and sports stars, including Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals. The crowd, however, was overwhelmingly white."

41 posted on 08/28/2010 7:06:29 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
An estimated 87,000 people attended a rally

Wait a cotton-pickin' minute.

Isn't that exactly the same number they used for the 9/12 march?

42 posted on 08/28/2010 7:12:44 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: GVnana; chickadee
Yep. I thought that sounded familiar.

RE: 9/12 "The Washington Metro reported 87,000 extra riders that day as compared to the average ridership."

43 posted on 08/28/2010 7:17:46 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: beckysueb
My goodness, did you read the captions under the pictures? Talk about media bias!

Yep. They make it up as they go along.

This one is my favorite:

Tens of thousands of people have attended a rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, which organisers say is aimed at staging a political tribute to traditional American values.

I call BS on that. Not one organizer said that. They specifically said it was not political (thus no signs).

44 posted on 08/28/2010 7:19:49 PM PDT by Steve1789 (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -A.L.)
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To: GVnana

That’s something to behold. Wow!


45 posted on 08/28/2010 7:22:25 PM PDT by Free in Texas (When they come for your guns, give 'em your bullets first.)
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To: truthguy

I was at the rally today. I arrived at 7:30am and by that time, both sides of the Reflecting Pool were filled. I was located at the opposite end of the Reflecting Pool, from the stage, right in the center.

From 7:30am-10:00am, as I looked back at the Washington monument, it was a steady stream of people, at least 5 wide, on the sidewalks. These people filled the spaces under the trees on both sides, as well as the areas beyond the trees, to the left and right side.

Once these areas were filled, people started to fill the Washington monument grassy area. This was still going on, after the event started. As the event continued, the area around the Washington monument, was still filling with people.

The overhead picture by the BBC does not even show the full extent of the people there. I would bet my life, that there were, at least, 500,000 people there, if not, 750,000.

Beck mentioned that both sides of the Reflecting Pool held 200,000 people, the two areas next to Lincoln’s Memorial, which were packed, held another 150,000 or 250,000, don’t quite remember that number. These numbers do not include the people under the trees and to the left and right of them, and the people on the Washington monument area.

It was a great time and am glad I was able to attend. For those wondering if we continued our habit of keeping the area clean, we did just that. Only a couple of water bottle caps, misc. paper, and worn out grass. The trash cans were overflowing but the items around them were in bags and neat.

There were no signs, except flags. People were patient, understanding, and courteous, even with the heat and congestion. The security personnel, had an easy day.


46 posted on 08/28/2010 7:33:02 PM PDT by Ez2BRepub
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To: mazda77

You are joking, right?

No joke, O’Reilly and Beck made a bet, O’Reilly said 10,000 to 20,000 and bet said 100,000. Bill O said if you get that much you should have the 8 o’clock slot...............time will tell


47 posted on 08/28/2010 7:38:08 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: MEG33; GVnana

Oh my, what WONDERFUL shots!! Thank you so very much!!


48 posted on 08/28/2010 8:02:11 PM PDT by tiapam
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To: REDWOOD99; Ez2BRepub

Sorry, Red. You may not have wanted there to be that many people there, but there were!

See post #46 by Ez2BRepub - who was there today......


49 posted on 08/28/2010 8:04:37 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: GVnana

I want to see a photo post-crowds to see how clean the patriots left it so we can compare it to the inagural trashy slobs


50 posted on 08/28/2010 8:09:32 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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