UPDATE 6:49: While Obama did the cowardly thing and ducked out of town, history was made in DC. Video of traffic cams shows 1.5 to 2 million march on 912 rally. (hat tip Chad)
screen shots Nelson FOX LIVEFEED HERE
Hundreds of thousands have converged on DC - not activists, not professionals, not tools of Soros orgs or mainstream media lemmings. People who have never engaged politically before.
This ain't manufactured.
Down on the mall -- its not "tea baggers" or 'town hallians'. It is Americans.
The line of protesters completely filled Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. People were chanting "enough, enough" and "We the People." Others yelled "You lie, you lie!" and "Pelosi has to go," referring to California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
Others are waving U.S. flags and holding signs reading "Go Green Recycle Congress" and "I'm Not Your ATM." Some men are dressed in colonial costumes. Police on motorcycles and horses watched as the marchers passed. (more here)
Obama - you will not get away with the coup. This is America. Not Europe. Or Kenya. Or Indonesia. Or some banana republic. Congress, 2010 is right around the corner.
The left is going down. Nasty tricks:
According to ABC, a man called FreedomWorks office in D.C. and said, “I put a bomb in your building, bitch.” This forced the evacuation of 50 people who were working to prepare for the event and get out the word about it.
A FreedomWorks staffer told ABC News that the organization’s offices at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue were evacuated on Friday afternoon by DC Metro Police because of a bomb scare.
DC Metro police has confirmed to ABC News’ Jason Ryan that the DC Metro police had, indeed, evacuated the organization’s offices after being told by the organization that it had received a bomb threat.
The threat came when a man called the FreedomWorks main line and told the organization’s female receptionist: “I put a bomb in your building, bitch.”
The FreedomWorks staffer who spoke with ABC News said that the organization has received multiple threats but that for some reason, the DC Metro police thought that this one was credible enough to evacuate the building.
Having dispatched units to and responded to countless bomb threats in my military and law enforcement career, I can tell you that this would have shut down FreedomWorks operations for at least an hour or two as police swept the building for a bomb and any other evidence. It also would have hampered FreedomWorks’ resources as staff continued to work with and provide information to police even after the dust began to settle.
UPDATE: Video from the Free Republic National Convention. Speakers are Major Stefan Cook, Lt Colonel Allen West, and Andrew Wilkow.
UPDATE: DC censorship:
How nice of the "powers that be" to shut off the web cam at the Washington Mall so that Americans cannot see the hundreds of thousands of people who are there protesting big government and deficit spending. hat tip Don