912 Tea Party March on Washington DC, on 9/12 2009?
A friend of mine and I aren't talking anymore since we don't view things the same. Well the way I see it he won't talk to me. I emailed him with a response to a nasty email .. 'would you still have negative things to say had Mccain gotten in office, because it seems no matter what everyone can't all be satisfied at the same time. Changes have to be made for other reasons we may not all know. I am sure every option in Washington is being considered. Obama is just human not a saint that will answer and satisfy every human being. And no matter who had won America was already in debt and on its way more whom ever gotten in office. Changes have to be made because what we've been doing hasn't worked in a long time. He sends me this: A friend of mine went to this and I really wanted to go but couldn't he wrote me about the experience... "What was it like?" Well, Susan and I got up at 4:00AM and drove to the Airport for a 7:25AM flight to DC. Imagine our surprise as we met six people on the shuttle from a satellite parking lot to the airport that were on the same flight as us and for the same reason. Even more astonishment as we met many others at the gate also going for the march. About 90% of the flight was going to the march and 30 more were on standby. Most of them could not get a seat. We arrived at DCA about 8:45AM and made our way to Metro which is the rapid transit system in Washington. We could barely get on the train!! By the second stop of 7 to the Federal Triangle station no more people could board and we were packed in to the rafters. The people of Georgia were the first in line as we registered more participants than any other state. We arrived at 9:20 AM and found our state flag only five minutes before the march began. Georgia had already been pushed 1 1/2 blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza. (Start of March) Florida and Texas were close behind us and all 50 states were represented. As we made our way down Pennsylvania Avenue the dominant chant was "can you hear us now?" A direct question to government representatives. We entered the west central lawn of the Capital which rapidly filled. The north and south side lawns filled just as quickly. We were up close to the front and were being pushed against the fence as the overcrowding began. Capital Police closed the gates and started directing people to the mall area from the reflecting pool about 200 yards from the capital to the Washington Monument about 1 mile away. It took three hours for all participants to march down Pennsylvania Avenue and FILL the mall area. The crowd estimate from ABC News was announced at 1.5 million people!! We spoke with Capital Police who stated it was the largest crowd they had ever seen and estimated the crowd on the lawn(s), mall and sidewalks still attempting to enter the mall at 3 million. 450 buses lined Madison Avenue past the Washington Monument. Hundreds of thousands were already in Washington with tens of thousands more trying to drive in on gridlocked interstates (This was on Saturday!!). Tens of thousands more (including myself) had flown in from all over the country. The METRO system was completely overwhelmed and tens of thousands walked for miles just to get to Freedom Plaza and participate. After the singing of the National Anthem the roar was so loud I felt the reverberation through my body!!! After listening to many great speakers and being entertained with great songs, Susan and I left at 2:30 PM to make our way back through the sea of humanity. Security Guards were stationed at the top of the escalator descending to the loading platform in "All Metro Stations" to prevent injury of people coming down the escalator to an overcrowded loading platform. We arrived at the gate for boarding at 4:52PM for a 5:00PM departure. Remember it is only 7 stops from the Federal Triangle to Regan International. If folks staying in Washington and locals had not pushed us to the front of the line we would not have made our flight!!! (Thanks to all of them) I have many great photos of this event and will send some later. The message has been delivered to Washington that the majority of folks in this country are not just fighting a bad bill, "We Are Fighting Socialism". Later Nathan * Now how do you respond to this so called friend? I am really frustrated with him.
Asked By: Randy - 9/15/2009
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Well, for one thing, many of the pictures and videos being show on tv are from previous marches, not the 9/12 march. And this is known to be true because those pictures do not have buildings which have been in the sites shown since 2004. And others show cranes in front of the Smithsonian which were in place in the... More
Answered By: Grela LaTuc - 9/16/2009
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ABC said 70,000. Our GOP bloggers tried to lie and inflate the number. Michigan has 40,000 more per college football game.
Answered By: subwm4bush - 9/15/2009
70,000? Are you that quick to let the LIBERALS spoonfeed you that h*******t? I saw one block that had more than that on it. Way more. As to the QA's question, respond with however you see fit, but I don't get what you're mad about. Are you mad he rubbed in going and you couldn't?
Answered By: Skitzo - 9/15/2009
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