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Saturday, September 12, 2009

The 9/12 Project Shows it's True Color

Glenn Beck's 9/12 Project produced rallies across the nation today, including one in Los Angeles at the Federal Building in Westwood. I'm not sure if the 9/12 Project is an attempt by the Teabaggers to rebrand and ditch the "Teabagger" moniker, or if it's just another effort to boost Glenn Beck's ratings for his show.

What is the 9/12 Project, you ask? I'll let Glenn explain:

"The 9-12 Project is designed to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001. The day after America was attacked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the greatest nation ever created." -from Glenn Beck's website.


As you can see from the following photos, Glenn Beck and the 9/12 Project brought Americans together today in a very special way. We put aside our political differences and joined in a big warm & fuzzy group hug!












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19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Frigging hypocrites!

September 12, 2009 11:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, the clown in the last picture looks really familiar!

September 12, 2009 11:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Joe B. The fact that you used a derogatory term to describe the citizens who want to keep this a government of, for and by the people, makes your case lose credibility. You chose to show a small fraction of what people were saying; I've seen worse signs than that by those who opposed what President Bush stood for.
I have friends who went to that rally in Westwood and I would have gone if I didn't have to be at work; we didn't go there to improve Glenn Beck's ratings. They attended because they care about our country and hate the slide to socialism that President Obama wants to take us into.
If you want a real sample to see what happened at the TEA Party Express, go to this site http://teapartyexpress.wordpress.com/ and make up your own mind.

September 13, 2009 12:02 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

What derogatory term? If you are a supporter of the Tea Bag Party, then that would make you a Teabagger.

September 13, 2009 12:12 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Would Teabagite or TeaBagican be preferred? Maybe just "Teabag"?
Help me out here.

September 13, 2009 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe, would the 9/12 demonstrators be more palatable to you if they agreed with you? Yeah, I thought so. You are painfully transparent in your choice of signs you chose to display. Would you be more tolerant of the signs if they read "Irish Need Not Apply"? You really surprise me with your ability to hate, Joe B.

September 13, 2009 1:10 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Hey, Red Herring, don't shoot the messenger!

September 13, 2009 1:16 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

If there weren't ten bazillion more pictures like these, and some even WORSE, you might have a case for selective representation of signage. But this is just a drop in an enormous sea of equally displayed and disturbing sentiment: middle age, white republicans not happy with a "Lying African in the White House" (see the charming lady in pic 5). Ok, maybe not ten bazillion pictures, because as was noted elsewhere, while Louis Farrakhan was able to rally 500,000 black men to DC, Glen Beck was barely able to cough up a group ranging anywhere from 40,000 to 70,000 depending on whom you ask.

The USC/Ohio game had a bigger crowd.

Trojans > Racist Teabaggers

September 13, 2009 1:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Folks, you should stop with the term "teabagging" or "teabaggers".

It is a term applied to a certain type of sexual play preferred by those who have a homosexual preference.

I think "Teapartyer" or "Members of the Tea Party" is more appropriate.

September 13, 2009 6:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Certain groups continue to try and represent these protests as anti-Obama. Yes there is a lot of that, but he is after all the one at the top. I was at the Westwood rally yesterday and the protest was equally spread across contempt for Obama, anti-health care reform, calls for less government spending on the federal and state level, anti-illegal immigration, protests against the Fed's monetary policies, and the list goes on. There were more local political hopefuls speaking out against the current California Legislature than people bashing Obama. I only heard one reference about Villaraigosa and no mention of the crooks on the city council. The organizers announced the crowd at the event as 5,000. Over the course of the day that may be true as I saw people coming and going constantly. Personally my guess would be that at any given time, there were 2500 to 3000 people there.

September 13, 2009 8:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've seen video and pictures from the D.C. rally. There were way more than 40,000 to 70,000 people there. I've seen estimates of up to 2 million. There's no way there were 2 million there. This is part of the problem today. Where do you go for facts? Who do you trust to report the truth? Every news organization today puts their spin on the facts and numbers. Some bloggers may put the truth out there, but for everyone that does, there are 10 that are spinning.

September 13, 2009 8:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Glenn Beck organized it you can be certain that it's for the purpose of promoting himself.

Anyway, even racists deserve a time and place to have some fun and get all teary-eyed about the good old days of slavery.

September 13, 2009 8:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The USC-Ohio State game and Obama's Minneapolis campaign rally were great diversions from the fact that Obama is leading us down the path to socialism. His campaign mode does nothing to enlighten us about the true bill, does it? It is just so much more rhetoric.

When one speaks of Nazis, one need only to review Obama's diatribe about "Get out of my way and shut up and I'll clean up your mess." It was frightening.

That is Chicago politics at its worst (Rahm Emmanuel, a Jew, is an expert practictioner of Chicago politics, by the way), and it is reminiscent of what Adolph and the other blackshirts said as they turned a socialistic Germany into a totalitarian state.

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it"

Edmund Burke

You can make fun of the 9/12 project, but it, and others like it, are standing between us and socialism here in America. When it takes six months to see a doctor (like in Canada), you won't be laughing then with your sick child next to you.

September 13, 2009 9:08 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Joe,

We need more of this stuff to maintain our Liberal blog rating.

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September 13, 2009 9:56 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

BTW, it is nice to see our bloggin version of "Donny and Marie" posting in harmony, with sponsorship from ACORN.

"She is a little Valley Leftie. He is a punk loving liberal"

September 13, 2009 10:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Derogatory term>? He said "teabagger," not "D-bagger."

and those are some pretty base signs shown - bloggers?

September 13, 2009 10:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is o.k. to disagree with someone's opinions.

But it is not o.k. to call names and make personal attacks. We need to act like grown ups.

September 13, 2009 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

While there is still no official count, the 1.2 million figure came from the Metro Police while the 1.5million figure came from Parks and Rec.
http://twitter.com/pinkelephantpun/status/3942687480
The UK Paper The Daily Mail reported on up to 2 million attending http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1213056/Up-million-march-US-Capitol-protest-Obamas-spending-tea-party-demonstration.html
Whatever the number, the NY Times reported that police were taken by surprise about the number of people who showed up to protest big government taking over more of our lives http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/us/politics/13protestweb.html?_r=2

September 13, 2009 11:16 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Before the Mayor Sam Right and Left Wing Nuts get too diverted from local politics, I'm closing down comments on this post.

September 13, 2009 11:33 AM  

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