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  •  I think we can over-worry this. (3+ / 0-)
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    aaraujo, o the umanity, catlady

    I wish there would be a sensible demonstration in DC (and every other American city) every week calling on the citizenry and the Congress to implement reasonable solutions to the problems that face us.  I had hoped to attend the 10.2 rally, but I just can't break free then.  I think I might make the 10.30 rally, and I might be able to recruit a bunch of other people to go with me.

    I think that our sense of territorial protection, while understandable, is misguided. What we need is not for the promoters of the 10.2 rally to win glory, but for a progressive agenda to be promoted. The Tea Partiers are not the only (or even the real) grass roots in this country.  People who want sensible tax policies, decent education, an end to imperialism, and a restoration of middle class jobs are a very large grass roots that can and should be mobilized.  Rallies that encourage that grass roots constituency can come in lots of different stripes and flavors.  Let's be glad to see all of them and hope to see more.

    •  More like - people shouldn't leave (0+ / 0-)

      Now that's how you really get their attention.  When people come to the big cities and refuse to leave then they know there is trouble.  But Americans aren't at that phase yet.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 11:23:27 AM PDT

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    •  Concerned (2+ / 0-)
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      I located a bus going from Texas.  However, the guy who is organizing this bus says he's concerned that there won't be a big crowd.  He says there are several labor unions in Texas and there are no buses other than his going.  Doesn't that seem strange.  He also said that he's called DC hotel/motels for that weekend and no problem getting a place to stay.  Doesn't that seem strange?  I hope he's wrong.  He says he's e-mailed several of the labor unions in Tx. and has received no response as to how many people will be attending.  Doesn't that seem strange?

      Anyway, I signed up to go on the bus.

      Does anybody have any factual info regarding how many people will be attending 10-2 march/rally?

      Here is the map showing buses/cars.

      http://www.onenationworkingtogether....

      One of the Tx. labor unions has it on their blog but I cannot find any info as to how many people will be attending.  Shouldn't there be buses for labor unions in Tx.?

      http://www.texasaflcio.org/...

      •  You never know until you show up (0+ / 0-)

        That's how these things work.  You never have a good idea on the crowd size.  You can't go on the basis of buses either because most of the crowd comes in on their own.

        "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

        by noofsh on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 12:13:09 PM PDT

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