Saturday, September 12, 2009

At Least 1 Million in D.C. Today

A couple of reports from Vodkapundit.

The People Meter on Penn Ave had read 450,000 by noon, and 1.5 million two hours later. (That last number still looks awfully high to me.)

That was at 3:30 PM. He updated at 5:15 or so with this from an intel guy:

I did a back-of-envelope based on the photos and reports. A pretty dense crowd is about 1.8 people per square meter, and the National Mall alone is about 125 hectares, 1.25 million square meters. So that would be 2.3 million people.

Given the report from Steve of an actual literal count of 450K early on, I think the 2 million number is *very* plausible.

Anything over 1 million is sizeable. No wonder B. Hussein took off for Minnesota.

14 comments:

Deekaman said...

Minneapolis: 15,000 (many paid, no doubt). Fort Worth, TX: 20,000. None paid. Multiplied nation-wide. We will win.

Anonymous said...

Even the 450K count was better than anyone's wildest expectations.

Word is there were not nearly enough Port-A-Johns and the ones they had offered you a 90 minute wait.

Ew.

I so wish I could have been there.

Jay Bullock said...

Or, you know, 75,000.

Amy said...

75,000, Jay? Wishful thinking. Even ABC is estimating 2 million.

And, looking at the photos, your dream number of 75,000 is likely a fraction of who was there.

But, then again, who you going to believe? Liberal bias or your eyes?

Anonymous said...

You're apparently a sucker, Amy. ABC says 60-70,000.

I am, frankly, disappointed. The "Million Moron March" doesn't have the same ring to it as the "70,000 Moron March," does it?

Amy said...

ABC initially reported 2 million. As did the Daily Mail (http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/09/12/nyt-reports-rally-crowd-thousands-daily-mail-says-two-million).

I saw enough of the pictures to know that there were more than 70,000 people there. But, once again, liberals can't stand the fact that people - including people who voted for Obama - are realizing what a complete disaster his administration is becoming.

The only "morons" here are people who look at the pictures and can't count beyond 70,000. The only "morons" are the people who call Americans expressing their First Amendment rights names because you can't counter our arguments.

You guys are the biggest bunch of hypocrites. Protest Bush - even if it's one whackjob Code Pinko - and it's "patriotic" to dissent. Millions show up to question Obama and we're "morons."

Dad29 said...

Amy, it doesn't make any difference.

And, for the record, I've been to a few of those events and will go again, God willing, on Saturday here in Milwaukee.

It ain't Obama, really--he's in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It's the whole rotten pigsty of D.C. (and Madison)--Dems, Pubbies, ALL of the PIGs.

They have ALL spent my children's money--and my grandchildren's money--to the point where the USD will become Milorganite.

That goes for "Stadium Tommy" Thompson and his (R) enablers, GWBush, AND Obama--but mostly for the Congress and Legislature.

Screw ALL of 'em.

Anonymous said...

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

We the People were mistaken to let the whole lot of them get as much power as they have. Time to take that power back.

John Foust said...

OK, Dad29, let's see the plan. Let's see the leaders. I mean, if you wanted to see outrage, you could've visited any Libertarian meeting in the past two decades. How are they doing?

And I don't think this "facts don't matter" approach will help, but show me the plan.

I think it's spelled "moran", but hey, I'm just a big fan of public spelling errors.

jimspice said...

I know it's difficult for some people to read anything that doesn't come from pre-approved reading lists, but Media Matters does a nice job in explaining where the 2 million figure came from -- a tweet that was then repeated by people who should know better.

The figure, it appears, is much closer to the lower end.

jimspice said...

Sorry, don't think that link came through: http://mediamatters.org/columns/200909140039

Dad29 said...

Jim, the number is about 1 million. The 70K estimate covers about the first 40 minutes of the march.

You've noticed that the MSM's credibility is shot? Maybe a little too much MediaMatters and not enough on-the-ground facts?

jimspice said...

Is Vodkapundit your only source? Not what I'd consider a neutral observer, especially since his sources are unnamed. There's no way to check veracity.

No, MediaMatters isn't my only daily stop. I check sources from across the spectrum.

Dad29 said...

Try The Other McCain.

He's a journalist (credentialed...)