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Live Thread: 912DC March on Washington (We're Having a Tea Party!)
912dc.org ^ | Saturday, September 12, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 09/12/2009 4:46:48 AM PDT by kristinn

Edited 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

Update: 9-12 March on DC

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
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To: Pegita

Amen and AMEN!!!!


101 posted on 09/12/2009 6:19:03 AM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: cripplecreek
Here's an on-the-ground live cam view, courtesy of Harry Riley (Patriots For America).
102 posted on 09/12/2009 6:19:14 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: kristinn

They are predicting 50,000 people attend the Washington events over the weekend. If that is the case, they cannot ignore us. This will make this one of the largest events in the history of Washing D.C. Great job guys!!! I wish I could be there.


103 posted on 09/12/2009 6:19:44 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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tagline check


104 posted on 09/12/2009 6:20:10 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Good 'Ol Mr. Wilson!!)
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To: kristinn
The journey begins.
105 posted on 09/12/2009 6:21:38 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Bitter Clunker Clinger all wee-wee'd up, Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: savedbygrace

On C-Span 1-4?

I don’t see it on their schedule.


106 posted on 09/12/2009 6:21:52 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: jimbo123

Holy smokes! Look at that crowd! http://www.trafficland.com/city/WAS/camera/9087/index.html

107 posted on 09/12/2009 6:21:55 AM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: napscoordinator

There are alreadymore than 50,000 here.


108 posted on 09/12/2009 6:22:06 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: don-o

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank your Marine for us!!! We appreciate him more than you could imagine!!!


109 posted on 09/12/2009 6:22:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: onemiddleamerican

WOAH!!!!! That’s awesome!


110 posted on 09/12/2009 6:25:25 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (http://www.muckety.com/7BECFF40501E647D3741343C37265A57.map)
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To: Pegita
1 John 4:4-6 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
111 posted on 09/12/2009 6:26:38 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Hildy

Thanks Hildy...can’t believe the media is undercounting. :)


112 posted on 09/12/2009 6:27:27 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

was this orginally Glenn Beck’s idea?


113 posted on 09/12/2009 6:27:49 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: presently no screen name

AMEN no screen name!


114 posted on 09/12/2009 6:28:00 AM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: Hildy

WOW!! MORE THAN 50,000 there now. No wonder you are/were overwhelmed! Is FOX there?


115 posted on 09/12/2009 6:29:05 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: onemiddleamerican

One thing to note about those pics - the signs are obviously hand made by individuals and not mass produced.


116 posted on 09/12/2009 6:29:48 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: onemiddleamerican

OH.MY.GOD!!!


117 posted on 09/12/2009 6:30:04 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: kristinn
As of about 9:30 a.m. ET:

9/12 Tea Party - Washington, DC
118 posted on 09/12/2009 6:30:25 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: onemiddleamerican
For future reference:

Samsung is about to bring out their CL65 digital camera with both still and HD capability and Wi-Fi and YouTube/Facebook/Twitter connectivity built in. Similar capability to many/most cellphones but with high quality photo and video. This sort of camera will be standard equipment in a few years and will allow anyone to do what Patriots of America is providing today. It's going to get increasingly difficult for the MSM to control the news as this sort of technology moves into the mainstream.

119 posted on 09/12/2009 6:30:34 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: don-o

This is grass roots at it’s finest!!!!!
GO TEA PARTY GO!!!!
We are praying on the sidelines!!!!

Polly


120 posted on 09/12/2009 6:30:41 AM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: presently no screen name

” Is FOX there? “

F&F has been cutting to ‘live’ segments a couple times an hour.. Tucker Carlson, and a couple of other reporters whose names I didn’t catch have been doing interviews....


121 posted on 09/12/2009 6:30:58 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: who knows what evil?

and of course all the “reports” from the usual MSMsluts will say “...over 1000 people attended...”


122 posted on 09/12/2009 6:31:13 AM PDT by wny
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To: GVnana

Is this in DC? Now.


123 posted on 09/12/2009 6:31:16 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: onemiddleamerican

Thanks for the link.


124 posted on 09/12/2009 6:31:52 AM PDT by paws_and_whiskers (Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed. Prov. 12:19)
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To: GoCards

Yes, it’s the live Traffic cam in DC!

Cool !


125 posted on 09/12/2009 6:32:13 AM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: maine-iac7

REPOST of a REPOST
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS!!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:40:05 AM · 139 of 187
MestaMachine to RabidBartender; 444Flyer
REPOST:

Thursday, September 03, 2009 6:36:09 AM · 8 of 15
MestaMachine to ImpBill
THIS is why Peters, and many guys with boots on the ground, are angry at the changes in ROE and McChrystal’s throwing caution to the wind where it comes to protecting our troops.
He thinks our TROOPS have acted too defensively in their own best interest and caused the “poor, helpless civilians” humiliation.

NOTE THE DATE.
General wants more troops for Afghan war
By: The Associated Press - The Sentinel-Record - Published: 08/02/2009

MORE TROOPS: Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the U.S. general in charge of turning around the war in Afghanistan, may recommend significant changes to U.S. and NATO operations in a report due in August.WASHINGTON - The U.S. general put in charge of turning around the war in Afghanistan is likely to recommend significant changes in the campaign and may include a request for more U.S. forces that the White House is expected to resist.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s long-awaited reassessment of the war against Taliban insurgents aims for a transformation of the shaky relationship between U.S. forces and Afghan civilians as troops press a counterinsurgency strategy of clearing and holding populated areas, said officials apprised of the report’s contents.

The biggest change urged in McChrystal’s report is a “cultural shift” in how U.S. and foreign troops operate - ranging from how they live and travel among the Afghan population to where and how they fight, a senior military official in Kabul said Friday.

The latest draft of the assessment also urges speeding up the training of Afghan soldiers and police and nearly doubling their numbers to roughly 400,000, said a senior defense official in Washington, one of several uniformed and civilian officials who spoke on condition anonymity because the report has not been made public.

As McChrystal readies the assessment of the war, due in two weeks, numerous U.S. officials and outsiders aware of his thinking suggest that he will request in a companion report that more American troops, probably including marines, be added next year.

Several people familiar with the work being done cautioned that McChrystal could opt not to ask for an increase at all - a recognition that President Barack Obama and other White House advisers would not look favorably on adding new numbers to U.S. forces after already agreeing to boost their ranks by 21,000 troops earlier this year.

The main recommendations for change stem from the military’s new counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, which is now designed to focus less on going after Taliban strongholds and more on protecting the local population.

The new U.S. strategy is also aimed at helping develop an Afghan government that civilians will embrace rather than siding with the insurgents, two senior military officials said. To achieve that, one official said, the latest draft of McChrystal’s assessment includes the following recommendations:

- Using intelligence less to hunt insurgents and more to understand local, tribal and social power structures in the areas where they operate. McChrystal is considering concentrating troops around populated areas rather than going after sparsely populated mountain areas where Taliban hide.

- Getting troops more active in fighting corruption. U.S. forces will need to take care in their dealings with local Afghan leaders to ensure that they are not perceived by the Afghan population to be empowering corrupt officials.

*PLEASE NOTE THIS PARAGRAPH IN PARTICULAR.
In preparing his assessment of the Afghan command, McChrystal found an American military culture that showed a great concern for troops’ protection – sometimes at the expense of their relations with Afghan civilians.

To change those relations, McChrystal wants American forces to think twice about basic conduct - for instance no longer pointing their guns at people when they pass in convoy or blocking narrow roads with their convoys, while relegating Afghans to the ditches.

To deal with the most contentious aspect of those shaky relations, McChrystal has already committed to try to reduce civilian casualties by issuing new orders that restrict when troops should call in bombing strikes.


126 posted on 09/12/2009 6:32:22 AM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: InterceptPoint

I should probably start saving up for one of them right now.


127 posted on 09/12/2009 6:32:48 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: eeevil conservative

PING!


128 posted on 09/12/2009 6:33:02 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: don-o

The signs are so freaking funny. My favorite so far reads: “putting government in charge if healthcare is like putting Michael Vick incharge of dogs”


129 posted on 09/12/2009 6:33:33 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: don-o

Someone in the crowd brought a life size cut out of Obama. We’ll get to see Obama marching up toward the capital with the rest of the crowd. BRILLIANT!!!


130 posted on 09/12/2009 6:33:35 AM PDT by BAW (Obama lies)
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To: napscoordinator

We are on the road in MD trying to get to a Metro station. We got a late start from PA where we spent the night. Can’t wait to get there.


131 posted on 09/12/2009 6:33:55 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Hildy

LOL!


132 posted on 09/12/2009 6:34:09 AM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: BAW

B U M P


133 posted on 09/12/2009 6:34:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Watching CSPAN, nothing as far as live shots yet. Washington Journal was speaking about TEa Parties and The Repub’s. ERRR. They were saying that Cantor and Boeyner want Wilson to apologize to Congress next week, WTF. You guys need to boo Cantor and Boeyner if they speak!!!


134 posted on 09/12/2009 6:34:35 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GVnana

Many thanks to all who represent US in the Tea Party March for FREEDOM!!! You are awesome and much appreciated!


135 posted on 09/12/2009 6:34:42 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: kristinn

Make sure you wave for the webcams.


136 posted on 09/12/2009 6:35:32 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Good 'Ol Mr. Wilson!!)
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To: MNJohnnie

“James Madison, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson must be turning over in their graves at what is being done to the Republic they founded. At the close of Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin said we gave you “a republic if you can keep it.” At the moment, keeping it does not look promising.”
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/09/the_spark_that_has_triggered_r.html

But I say, Today is something they would be proud of.

God help the Republicans and Democrats understand they are going to be voted out of office if they don’t recognize the will of the people.


137 posted on 09/12/2009 6:35:48 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

They’re calling it the Freedomworks Taxpayer Rally.


138 posted on 09/12/2009 6:35:57 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: GoCards
They were saying that Cantor and Boeyner want Wilson to apologize to Congress next week

Fire these idiots.

139 posted on 09/12/2009 6:36:17 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: kristinn
9:35 a.m. ET

9/12 Tea Party March on Washington 9:35 a.m.
140 posted on 09/12/2009 6:36:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: wny
...and of course all the “reports” from the usual MSMsluts will say “...over 1000 people attended...”

A poster at the 'Ace of Spades' website yesterday referred to the MSM as the 'PTM...Past Tense Media'...I like it!

141 posted on 09/12/2009 6:36:53 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hildy

People starting to show on rooftops to watch.


142 posted on 09/12/2009 6:37:35 AM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: who knows what evil?

FOX news should change their motto to “We report because they don’t want to.”


143 posted on 09/12/2009 6:37:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: who knows what evil?

black guy on CNN -dont watch it enough to know his name - said 10s of thousands will be there...


144 posted on 09/12/2009 6:38:09 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: cripplecreek

Now that’s good!!!!!!


145 posted on 09/12/2009 6:38:23 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: kristinn

Here is the coverage from the Toms River event! Don’t know how to post my own pix, sorry. Good Luck in DC!

http://www.app.com/article/20090911/NEWS/909110385/-1/FRONTTABS01/3+000+greet+bus++rip++Obamacare+


146 posted on 09/12/2009 6:39:31 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (LET NO ONE BE FORGOTTEN, LET NO ONE FORGET)
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To: fulltlt

I envy you so much. I will be back in the United States in June 2011 when I retire from the Navy. I can’t wait to get involved with important causes like this. Free Republic has just simply made me a better person overall. We are so lucky to have found this website. Thank you so much for going today. God Bless you!!!!


147 posted on 09/12/2009 6:39:56 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: nesnah

did DC bother to put out some porta potties for this massive crowd???


148 posted on 09/12/2009 6:40:00 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Hildy
I just saw one on the "PatriotCam" that read, "Shove Your Socialism Up Your Obama."
149 posted on 09/12/2009 6:40:49 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: don-o
My son, Ben - Marine

Give Ben our love, our support, our gratitude. After his tour, he MUST think seriously of running for public office. 'We the People' will be doing a huge house cleaning and we need 'American Patriots' to fill the gap!
150 posted on 09/12/2009 6:42:41 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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