We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
...governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture — one in which elections are always fought on the Left’s issues and on the Left’s terms, and in which “conservative” parties no longer talk about small government and individual liberty but find themselves retreating to one last pitiful rationale: that they can run the left-wing state more effectively than the Left can. Listen to your average British Tory or French Gaullist on the campaign trail pledging to “deliver” government services more “efficiently.”
The NYT coverage is funny. "Thousands" - like, 3000?
"Still, some others expressed their views without rage."
The Times is beneath contempt at this point. Their only conceivable purpose at this point is to preserve the Kael Bubble that their readers live in. Can't let the poor dears be confronted by any information that fails to fit Teh Narrative.
Drudge Report link to Daily Mail story says "upwards of two million in Washington on Saturday". American MSM says "tens of thousands". Could we split the difference and say a million+ might be reasonably accurate?
Why haven't we received a better crowd estimate? Aerial photos of the area at the height ought to enable better estimates? Then some kind of coefficient estimate of those coming and going per hour? How bout it you Maggie's statististical whiz-bangs?
If Daily Mail estimate is anywhere near accurate then Obama and henchmen, and Congress, ought to be re-thinking their plans? But they seem absolutely determined to have it all their way, one way or another. Confrontation.
One sign said "We left our assault weapons home- this time". Pat Buchanan's latest: "Is America coming apart?" I have the impression that we are entering uncharted, dangerous waters. How did we ever allow Obama and his dreadful lot to take over American government?!
Michelle Malkin has a handy 'crowd estimate schematic'...at first blush it looks more like hundreds of thousands. Perhaps Fox will revise their estimates on Monday -which presently sit at tens of thousands- so the numbers get more exposure.
How I wish I could have been there! The next time there is a march on Washington, PLEASE let us know in advance, if there are buses caravaning from various states. I live in Ohio; and had there been a bus tour.. I would have been on it! I do the local Tea Parties...but want to be National, as well. I am a Senior; and, I know there are hundreds of thousands just like me...who want to be active and march; but, we feel we just can't make the drive to D.C.
Better coordination is needed. Until we have 30 or 40 million at these Rallies, the Marxist Media--who is in league with Obama is going to totally IGNORE US. That's there strategy. I am thankful for the turnout. But, next time, it needs to at least double. C Sereix