12 September 2009

A More Realistic Estimate

We all know the VLWM is suffering from a serious numerical dyslexic-disorder. They just can't seem to get their numbers straight, for some reason.

Lets get this out of the way now.

Most media outlets are using the term "10's of thousands" to describe the 9/12 March attendance in Washington DC.

I was there from 0700 until 1500 and I can assure you, (and I have Park Police estimates to back it up), there were 1.3 million Americans at the 9/12 March in Washington DC.

ONE POINT THREE MILLION voting Americans who quite possibly represent another 100 voting Americans who could not attend.

Are you listening now?

Can you hear THEM NOW?!?!


InstaPundit has a photo taken by MKH, (what a class act and a smokin' hot baby-doll) who actually paid $18 to access the vantage point from the top of the Newseum. This is the end of Pennsylvania Ave from about 3rd Street to the West Lawn. The Newseum is at 555 Pennsylvania Ave, between 5th and 6th. The March extends west to 14th Street. Do the math. It took 3.5 hours to move the crowd from 14th to 3rd Streets, and the marchers filled Pennsylvania Ave from curb to curb for almost 3 hours.

Tankerbabe and I met up with Uncle Jimbo and Lilyea.
Uncle Jimbo was speechless; a condition he rarely, if ever, suffers from, although I did hear several "WOW!!!'s" and at least three "I can't effing believe this!!'s"

He did manage to recover sufficiently to film some folks.

1 comment:

Cargosquid said...

I'm just sorry I missed it. Between it being my anniversary, my child being sick since Wednesday, and me getting a migraine, it just wasn't possible.

But, the march was STILL a failure.

NO PUPPETS! Where were the giant puppets? Ya gotta have giant marching puppets!