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  •  Look at the video shot from one minute ago (6+ / 0-)

    before you accuse anyone of making bogus charges.

    And I finished this letter with unshakable faith that the dream will be fulfilled for this generation, and preserved and enlarged for generations to come.

    by Elise on Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 12:49:48 PM PDT

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    •  I REPEAT (1+ / 0-)
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      The photo on her site is a grab from THIS MORNING, not LIVE.

      I saw that scene MYSELF from that live cam earlier today!

      •  This morning live shot was a narrow street (3+ / 0-)
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        and I saw it too.  This is not the same street.

        •  I was at the website that showed a variety of fee (1+ / 0-)
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          feeds. This was one of them. Other streets had people in them, too, but this is the primo shot. No wonder she grabbed it.

          •  I'm coming to this awfully late, but (0+ / 0-)

            I have to tell y'all I saw this exact shot on either CNN or MSNBC this morning.  I remember it because I was a little disappointed that it seemed there was a larger crowd than I had hoped for.  I think it was around noon eastern.

            However, if you look more closely at the top photo, you'll see that there are a number areas where the people aren't situated close to one another.  They seemed to spread out, like in the right part of the intersection.

            I was also watching some video of the people when they were marching to the Capital.  They spread themselves out alot, in order to make the appearance that their numbers were larger than they really were.

            Yes, there were tens of thousand.  But not hundreds of thousands, like some nitwit reporter from NBC News tried to say.

      •  link please (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Sorry, I ain't buying it (2+ / 0-)

        I'm a cynic, for sure.  You can repeat all you want but, for my part, I'm remaining very sceptical.

        Just logistics alone belie the order of magnitude of that many people.

        Let's say that's supposed to be 2.5 million folks in DC -- similar to the Inaugural.

        Now let's arbitrarily say that one million of them came by their own means -- cars, metro, pack animal, etc.

        That would have required Tony Perkins and Dick Armey and all the other nice folks at FreedomWorks rustling up thirty thousand (30,000) coach buses (at 50 persons per bus, let's say) to transport all those tea baggers.

        And for each and every underdog soldier in the night/ And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing -- Bob Dylan

        by Patty SoandSo on Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 01:33:07 PM PDT

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        •  lemme tell ya, i remmeber traffic in January (2+ / 0-)
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          was seriously affected. 2 million people means security and closed roads, metro line changes and the whole nine yards. We had none of that this weekend, at all. The fact that a few thousand screaming me-me's were downtown was nothing but a footnote to local DCists. So just remember this is all showbiz. Malkin isn't a journalist, at best she's a journo, and the's parts she's just "no."

          lets just all agree that this is fishy, and chalk it up to Malkin, and move on. Pin the tail on the donkey if you can.

          Aperture Science. We do what we must, because we can.

          by lincoln deschain on Sun Sep 13, 2009 at 11:30:04 AM PDT

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