Notes From The March...
More pics at Watertiger's and Spork's blogs and here and here.
It felt good to go out there and have my say. Apparently the November election results have not sent the right message to the White House, but it's not a surprise.
We did get late to the march and missed the speeches, which was fine by me. The number of people to me who felt they had to come out there and march for their beliefs is always moving. People of all races and backgrounds, young and old, babies in carriages older folks in wheelchairs, veterans. People energy! The overwhelming sentiment based on the signs is for impeachment. Now only if our Congress gets it!
Oh there were counter protests too. Like about 25-40 people in an area along the route of the march. Cops stationed to keep the groups separate. Of course there were the standard signs accusing the marchers of being hippies (grow up already you dolts.. have you looked at the definition of the word?) and worse Al Qaeda sympathizers and unamerican. About 25-40? Is that the best they can come up with? But then again lets not forget the war-p0rn group or those advocating "war all the time" (even against the wrong country) are in a minority. I have pics of these folks too but am not gonna put them up.
I also read the most excellent "Imperial Life In The Emerald City" by Rajiv Chandrasekharan. It tells you what went wrong during the early days of the post war occupation. This is where the causes of failure in Iraq lie in addition to the deception perpetrated upon us by this administration. This book helps you understand why even 150K troops won't make a difference.
Ok tired of reading? Wanna see the pics and the signs people carried (which are always fun to read)?
There is also a bit of a personal note here. We met some folks from Eschaton who we knew only via their comments. One of them is TJ, we knew that she and her family had lost their home to Katrina and they had to begin anew in N.Carolina. The whole family had been thru a lot, and it was nice to see her and her kids come up from N.C. to march. So this photo essay sort of begins with them.
How in the world do you spend a Trillion dollars on a war based on lies thats cost us so much in lives and prestige and not do enough for our own countrymen who have suffered and continue to do so in New Orleans and the gulf coast?
Need I say more?
A Young Webb Supporter..
Err they ain't grownups kiddo!
More Of The Crowd.
He has indeed!
What people think of the "surge"?
Some of the fellow Eschatonians..
End of the day.. a day well spent, waiting for the train..