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Two score and seven years ago

Did you catch that when Sarah Palin addressed the 828 rally?.

We stand today at the symbolic crossroads of our nation’s history. All around us are monuments to those who have sustained us in word or deed. There in the distance stands the monument to the father of our country. And behind me, the towering presence of the Great Emancipator who secured our union at the moment of its most perilous time and freed those whose captivity was our greatest shame. And over these grounds where we are so honored to stand today, we feel the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who on this very day, two score and seven years ago, gave voice to a dream that would challenge us to honor the sacred charters of our liberty – that all men are created equal.

Who ever wrote that was brilliant.

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Can’t wait!

An Oct 2 rally on the DC Mall will be held to counter Beck and the Tea Party folks. It will be sponsored by Labor, NAACP, and liberal religious leaders. Like the 828 Beck gathering, it will be apolitical, but no mention was made concerning signs.

Note they put the 828 crowd at 100,000 to 300,000. Just in case they only get 100,000 to attend. Try 300,000 to 500,000+. Well they do have a lot of union members in DC so they might be able to get a very large crowd. Want to bet there will be no buses from Texas?

Why do people who oppose monopoly in general think a monopoly on labor is okay? Oh I know! It is their monopoly!


828 Restoring Honor – Crowd estimates as a teaching moment

Using previous Park Service data for crowd estimates, the lowest possible rational number you could arrive at is 300,000. Any media number below this means:

  • They have no research staff or are incapable of doing their own research.
  • They purposely mean to distort the number. Which raises the question, Why?

So without answering the question why, we can determine which outlets are either incompetent or liars.

  • CBS – 87,000 and they supposedly paid money for the estimate. They got robbed!
  • PBS Newshour – Tens of thousands

You don’t really have to know why they used the numbers they did. All you need to know is they can not be a trusted news service. They must always be checked. A second and separate source – just like journalists are taught.

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828 Restoring Honor crowd estimates

Well it has started. CBS says 87,000 which is utterly ridicules. Here are some numbers from back when the Nation Park Service estimated crowd numbers.

Estimating 828 Restoring Honor crowd

Click for a larger image. Of course the next question is how dense is the crowd? But it seems 500K is a conservative number. One thing is certain, there was NOT 1.8 million for the Obama Inauguration.

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Mark Shields – Clueless elite

Mark Shields on PBS Newshour 8-27-2010 shows himself to be exactly the type of person delineated by David Brooks.

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Mark Shields is CLUELESS! Guns in DC? And he is serious. He must be relying on anonymous sources instead of doing his own research. There must be 50,000 unemployed people who could do a better job. No doubt some of your tax money went to his salary.

PBS Newshour segment – the above clip is about the last four minutes.


Restoring Honor Rally – August 28, 2010

If you were unable to watch the rally in real time, you can watch it, or parts if you wish, at Watch Glenn Beck. After Monday, it will be moved to the archives.


Beck 828 Rally – Told you so!

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You go girl! She has thrown off the last vestige of chains, the hyphenated American. This cut is from Reason TV. You can see the whole 6+ minutes on YouTube or at Reason TV. Nick Gillespie talked to a few other interesting people.

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828 Restoring Honor

Ustream shows 114,646 viewers (and rising). No numbers are available for C-span stream. However, C-span is not showing much of the crowd – no long shots of the reflection pool. Plus the Ustream is better quality.

From MLK, Jr speech: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

From American Thinker: By Lisa Fritsch – “Whites don’t own Abraham Lincoln and blacks don’t own Martin Luther King,” says Glenn Beck as he defends his right to rally and restore honor at the same place and on the same date as Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. That Beck has to say this seems ridiculous in itself, for most of us know that Martin Luther King is an American legend, with cherished monuments and a nationally celebrated holiday honoring his birthday each year. But Beck has to say this because he is white. And sadly, he is addressing the same critics: certain black reverends who never miss an opportunity to exploit race and black history.

Who owns the history of America? Of course it is “We the People”. Note the critics are those who have made a good living by exploiting hyphenated Americans. One could argue they have worked the hardest to thwart MLK, Jr. dream.


Live from the Lincoln Memorial 8/28 Rally

LIVE: Restoring Honor Rally with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin


So you are going to the 8/28 Glenn Beck March on Washington?

Herein a visitors’ guide. I will be updating it daily. Please post any issues you want addressed or researched.

I am told (but did not check) that hotels are very full. If one stays at interstate hotels (try those along the Richmond Highway in Alexandria or Fairfax County) you can get a room for $40-80 a night. But you will be dependent on driving into DC, not using a subway or bus, as you will be beyond the public transit system’s reach.

So this is mainly a list of free, cheap, good, bad, and safe or unsafe things.