Friday, February 27, 2009
The crowd gathered jubilantly around American Flags and pig shaped balloons. It was a beautiful spring day in our nation's capital with temperatures hovering in the mid 50's. Unfortunately, the Park Service demanded the removal of the balloons citing them as a "hazard".
As the crowd coalesced, organizer J.P. Friere began to rally the folks.
People of all ages and walks of life listened while the message repeated, we will not accept this wasteful and deleterious government spending of our money.
People displayed homemade signs all with a similar underlying theme, government get out of our pockets!
This young lady was clearly enjoying the moment and the media attention, though her message was painfully accurate.
The crowd was treated to a couple of guest celebrities who received resounding and boisterous applause.
Hey Joe! I was impressed by his friendliness and grace with which he greeted those who approached him. Joe happily posed for pictures and shook plenty of hands. He is the real deal - nothing contrived.
Later, Joe grabbed his microphone and interviewed several people as part of PJ Media.
The number of media wonks was surprisingly low and apart from PJ Media and another crew, the MSM avoided the gathering like it was the plague. Proving yet again that the MSM died in 2008.
A truly special guest appeared and she offered some particularly cogent thoughts to the crowd. Here, I caught Michelle Malkin right after her address while busily updating her blog. Hi Michelle!
Here's PJ Media's Roger Simon in a poetic pose.
While enjoying the various speakers and the crowd's enthusiasm, I noticed something strange out of the corner of my eye. It was a National Park Service Ranger taking photographs of the crowd. Hmmm, I thought to myself, he must be a blogger or photographer too. So, I approached the knucklehead and asked him politely why he was taking pictures. The Park Ranger claimed that the NPS documents all expressions of the First Amendment for its collection. That seemed like a strange explanation and I queried further, as to whether this was some kind of "crowd surveillance"? He said that one can believe whatever they wanted too but he was out there to document the gathering for the NPS.
Not to be outdone, the Park Ranger had a couple of his Jack-booted Chicago style thugs along with him for back up. I'm glad that these officers were keeping a close eye on all of these law-abiding citizens!
Meanwhile, across the street from the White House a small band of approximately 25 Iranian ex=pats gathered to protest. Unfortunately, they were speaking in Farsi and didn't seem to be attracting too much attention.
Nearby, a handful of the Orange Suited Moonbats were huddled next to the White House fence, hoping that someone would notice them. Most folks walked by and merely laughed at their lunacy. Waaaa! I wouldn't diminish my collection by posting an image of them here.
Instead, I'll leave you with this photograph of this enchanting young man who clearly had greater intelligence than all of the black hooded moonbats combined. We gathered today to fight for ourselves, our children's and our country's future. Please join the struggle to take back America and restore this blessed country. Please write the President, your Senators, and Representatives and tell them that this out of control spending is unacceptable. Tell your friends and neighbors to do the same. And don't forget to join the New American Tea Party.