Skip to comments.Live Thread: 912DC March on Washington (We're Having a Tea Party!)
Posted on 09/12/2009 4:46:48 AM PDT by kristinnEdited on 09/12/2009 4:47:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Please post your updates from D.C. and from news reports here as well as your photos of the day.
Our Walter Reed salute to the troops last night was very well attended. Upwards of 800 people were there over the three-plus hours of the demonstration.
Photos and video taken by This Ain'tHell taken in daylight before the bulk of the crowd showed can be viewed here.
Free Republic 9/11 Candlelight Vigil from Washington DC
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Gag! That makes it twice as bad, then! LOL!
Folksy he aint!
Meanwhile, Obama had 15,000 guilty white people at the Target Center in Minneapolis today.
Oh he was folksy and they ate it up.
Trying to get caught up on what’s been going on...between work and a neighborhood get together...Looks like Pence rocked the place! He’s been pretty good from what I’ve heard about him.
The CSPAN coverage was great because we got to hear all of the speakers from all walks of life. They were all amazing. It felt good to see that we are not alone out there and it made me feel hopeful about taking back the country in 2010 and 2012. I think these tea parties are what is going to get us through until then.
Minnesota has REAL tards! LOL!
If they can believe that shtick, I know about a large bridge in Duluth
I’d like to sell ‘em!
They're not called DUmmies for nothing.
But I'm seriously proud of those who marched today, paid their own way there to stand up and be counted.
ROTFLOL! Good one, jhw61!!!!!!
Happyhippychick Sat Sep-12-09 01:46 PM
Can anybody produce a picture of a single person of color at the teabag rally?
Well, I can't say that I have spent time looking for American Africans. If they aren't in attendance by large numbers, perhaps they like paying for car subsidies, other peoples health care and increased energy by cap & trade.
I feel bad....NOT...LOL!
He knows I had planned to be in Washington until Mom’s cancer came back and my priorities had to change, so he hasn’t been too hard on me. This is just the beginning of this movement though and wow..how inspiring today. There will be other rallies in the future that hopefully we can attend. I have been brought to tears several times today just witnessing the patriots,the songs and the speakers. Marcus did us proud too. Loved his song!
Found this video on Drudge - it is awesome. And shows how fired up everyone is. Made me laugh.
Yes, some great pics; however, the #4 one down was NOT from today....lest anyone be deceived.
Just saw a report attributed to DC Police and their estimate was in excess of 2 MILLION.
Unfortunately, I’m the FReeper in the family. Occasionally, he will read the forum when he’s not working or coaching his high school soccer team.
What a fantastic event!
more pictures plz!
LOL. Those CNN gals looked pretty small and ridicuous. Drudge has the rating posted and once again CNN has come in the bottom of the ratings heap. The people who run CNN really need to get a clue. Or maybe they just like being losers.
Mrs. exit82 and I got to our hotel in DC about 10:15 am and valet parked the car. Many, many people at the hotel had signs and were heading to the March. We got to Pennsylvania Avenue about 10:40 am by 11th St. intending to go to Freedom Plaza for the start of the March at 11:30 am.
The March was already in progress almost an hour early!
And it was a SEA of people.All the signs were wonderful, witty, and not printed by ACORN.
Just regular Americans by the hundreds of thousands.
We marched to the Capitol and it was already packed from the building to around both sides of the reflecting pond in front of the Capitol. We made our way to the North side of the West Lawn but it was wall to wall people!
We met folks from everywhere from 3 months old to their 80s.
One of the speakers said there were folks there from all 50 states. Lots of state flags and American flags, but the most numerous flag was the yellow Gadsen “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, in all sizes.
We were there at the Capitol from 11:30 to 3:00 pm.
Even though we walked around, we could not find the Freeper contingent.
As far as the crowd size, I have been in DC for marches and rallies before, once in a crowd of 300,000(Rally for Life, April, 1990). This crowd was easily more than twice the size of that one.
My estimate is about 700,000. And that is at the low end.
Everyone was friendly, the signs were great, and everyone laughed at each others signs, and took pictures of them. The crowd was well behaved.
There was too much fencing at the Capitol, which was putting people into dead ends. Even so, everyone was good natured.
During the March we had a rolling yell, starting from the rear and working its way to the front. The sound of hundreds of thousands of people yelling, with the sound echoing off the buildings on both sides of the street was the loudest thing I have ever heard. It was like being behind a jet taking off.
There are still a huge number of Americans who GET IT and who love their country.
A sleeping giant has been awakened, and the giant is NOT happy.
I wonder where the Freepers ended up?
Tell him they were all counted as they passed thru the turnstiles.
9/12/09 Tea Party’s
After going to my San Marcos Tea Party I watched some of Glenn Beck but found live on Cspan. There was a wall of people a mile long.
I wrote down the signs. Almost all 1 of a kind:
Keep your hands off my kids liberty.
PEACE is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Bury ObamaCare w/ Kennedy
FairTax (the only sign I saw pre-printed all other signs 1 of a kind)
Obama lies with or without a teleprompter
Vote out all incumbents
(a little girl) do I look like a mobster?
In God we trust, not government!
Equal rights not equal things
(red circle around ) CZARS - 1 down, 32 to go
you LIE (many different ones @ least 20)
No, you can’t!
Brother can you spare a trillion?
We don’t want to talk issues, we want to talk about the corruption.
You Can’t spend your way out of recession
I’m PROUD to be a Capitalist.
Welcome to Waterloo- Jim DeMint
3 Peas in a pod- (picture of Fidel-Barack-Hugo)
Stop Global Whining
Don’t spend kids $
(pic of JFK) “Ask not what your country” .Do you remember?
Save coal jobs
He may be a citizen but not an American
Socialism will scare you half to death twice.
Save coal- Save America
Coal is our future.
Fire the supporters of Cap & Tax
This change sucks
AMA doesn’t speak for all doctors
I’m mad as hell & not going to take it anymore (several of these)
We want our freedom back
Give me liberty not government slavery.
Would you buy a used car from this man (drawing of Obama)
Get old clunkers out of Congress
Make DC a NO Czar Zone - Mike Pence
Government power is the enemy of freedom
(Pic of Uncle Sam pointing) We want you to listen
High Taxes + Big government = Slavery
no more Stimulus, no more spending
Your soul belongs to God, but your career belongs to US.
You can’t fix stupid, but you can vote it out 2010
Follow the money (long sign about investigations)
Taking our country back (spoken many times)
The Constitution IS the solution
We are smart and we vote.
Drill here, drill NOW
Say no to socialism (saw that many times)
(Kid holding) Obama is spending $ that I haven’t earned yet.
Don’t tax me bro
Wake up America (3 signs)
Freedom not tyranny
(T-shirt) I got out of bed for this?
I want you to protect the Constitution
How many times must the government fail? No to socialism
Party of NO- NO taxes, NO spending, NO single Payer
Drill more, BOW less
Can’t fix corruption, vote it out
Homeland security, here I am (with an arrow pointing down)
Government is the problem.
Throw the bums out.
Congress works for US
Wake up Washington. The Americans are here.
It’s the Constitution Stupid!
FREE 1 way ticket to help liberals MoveON.
Kiss our astroturf.
What Joe Wilson said.
I’m not your ATM
Liberty is the only stimulus we need
Atlas is shrugging.
We are all community organizers
LOTS of yellow Gadsden flags - Don’t tread of me
Betsy Ross (13 stars in a circle)
Red/white stripe Don’t Tread on me
And that’s a huge (NOT HUGH) # for sure!
Will have pics to share!
C-SPAN’s coverage has been great?
Don’t get me wrong, but I’m thinking I’m not the only one who’s suprised to hear that.
I will look forward to seeing replays later when I get home from work!!!
Great job to all who was there in person!!!
Awesome! Loved the t-shirt with Beck for Anti-Corruption Czar! LOL!
I’m up for it!....he is already the “unofficial” one! :D
What a cool idea to write the signs down. thanks!
“...door is bolted & he’s fled town.”...
And Auntie Nan has fled too.
Oh, I forgot, we like being taxed into socialism, watching our Constitution trashed and destroyed, we like our elected representatives supporting Communist and socialist legislation, we like violent lawless borders, we love government corruption, and my personal favorite, ever increasing taxes and watching the destruction of my country.
Be sure and smile and wave at those cameras Bronzy!
Have a nice, happy day!
(It was my prognostication).
I may have been a little off, LOL.
1.5 to 2,000,000 according to ABC NEWS
sissy, you silly girl. jump in the shower, grab a raincoat from your closet and meet your hubby at the door...trust me, he wont care about the house anymore!
And don't forget to spray a little Lemon Pledge behind your ears!!!
EXACTLY...this is ONLY the beginning!
Good. He’ll be home in time to help you clean up!
Poor little ole reporterette! LOL!
Nasty ole conservatives wouldn’t let her tell more lies! :D