Obama’s non-content-of-character March to non-Washington poverty equality
Civil rights hero and long-time Democrat elected to represent the City of Atlanta in the U.S. House, Rep. John Lewis says he is “still” Marching on Washington, 50 years later. On Wednesday’s 50th anniversary, the first African-American President of the United States will commemorate the historic event with remarks from the same spot at the Lincoln Memorial where black baptist Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered | Read More »
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March on Washington #2
I am calling for another March on Washington on March 26, before the Easter recess, in order to kill Obamacare once and for all. Both the House and Senate plan to be in recess starting March 29: My best guess is that the first March on Washington drew a few hundred thousand people to DC, but was a failure due to the lack of media | Read More »
The People’s Proclamation
On January 22, 2009 the National Mall was packed with people who freely came to the Capitol to witness the historic inauguration of the first African American president, Barack Obama. Weeping, hugging and optimistic, “More than one million people gathered…in a wintry Washington DC, to see Mr. Obama take the oath. “ On that blustery afternoon a message of biblical proportion filled the air. I saw a | Read More »
Official March on Washington Video
This is the official video that played on the Jumbotron screen by the Capitol to kick off the event. A fabulous video that captures the last year of our nation and how the march came about.
Park Service Crowd Estimate: 300,000 – 1.2 mil
USA Today published this graphic illustrating how the park service estimates crowds and showing the crowd sizes for various inaugural ceremonies: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-01-19-crowd_N.htm Based on images like this: http://reason.com/blog/show/136041.html it seems the crowd stretched from the captiol almost to the Washington Monument. I saw a better image showing that earlier, but I can’t find it now. So, if the crowd today was as dense as a | Read More »
I guess Obama knows about the Tea Parties *now*.
[UPDATE] “Say what you will about George W. Bush, he had a skin whose thickness wasn’t measured in Planck lengths.” I really wish that I had written that. Because he’s sounding just a little bit self-conscious on the subject: Obama targets tea bags at town hall At his 100th-day town hall meeting in St. Louis Wednesday, President Barack Obama took direct aim at the anti-tax | Read More »