A Tale Of Two Pictures

One Nation, which was a conglomerate of groups like Communist Party USA, various Socialist Party groups, SEIU thugs, AFL-CIO thugs, Teamsters Union, teachers unions, Code Pink, environmentalists had a rally in DC yesterday during which they hoped to counter Glenn Beck’s 828 rally. The above is the result.

And Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally? That’s a very different picture.

“If a picture paints a thousand words” then what words would paint these pictures? Which group of people value Personal Responsibility and which group of people depend on the government and taxpayer dollars to police their trash?

UPDATE Michelle Malkin links to Hot Air Pundit, who has video of the Communist/Socialist/union rally’s aftermath.

Sidenote:
This comment over on YouTube is telling:

I heard from a friend tonight. (He was forced to? go to the rally by his union.) He said there was trash and garbage everywhere and all the trash containers were empty or half full!

Yes, many who were there were actually required to be there.

37 Comments

  1. Well, the extreme right does tend to be anal retentive, and sometimes that is a good thing.

  2. “Well, the extreme right does tend to be anal retentive, and sometimes that is a good thing.”

    That was my previous comment, I wonder why that would be stuck in moderation que. Who decides that? That is the bottom line. Why, how, who makes that happen? I’m the first to admit oblivion on that subject. Techno/site owner/interwoven/websites. I don’t know where it begins or ends. Answer, anyone? No one has ever given me an adequate answer on that, what triggers getting into “awaiting moderation” que?

  3. I have an anecdote, too. A friend of a friend of a distant cousin who posted anonymously said the whole Glen Beck crowd was forced there at gunpoint.

  4. Blu asked:

    That was my previous comment, I wonder why that would be stuck in moderation que. Who decides that? That is the bottom line. Why, how, who makes that happen? I’m the first to admit oblivion on that subject. Techno/site owner/interwoven/websites. I don’t know where it begins or ends. Answer, anyone? No one has ever given me an adequate answer on that, what triggers getting into “awaiting moderation” que?

    It was the word “anal,” which is commonly used for porn links.

  5. Nangleator has it just right.

    Hitchcock is engaging here in typical right wing propaganda, with a portion of ‘guilt by association’ thrown in. Using this method, anyone can select photos to put together any story they wish to convey. Most people are well aware of these deceptions and reject them, except for certain right wing acolytes like Hitchcock here.

  6. Hitchcock is engaging here in typical right wing propaganda, with a portion of ‘guilt by association’ thrown in.

    Just as the selective photos taken at the Beck rally. Ten “questionable” signs in a crowd of between 300k and 90k*, (* according to a firm hired by CBS, who brought you fake but accurate Dan Rather) AND the whole group is labeled racist.

    Instead, Perry insist that the trash left at the One Nation rally is right wing propaganda. Right!

    It would be a more honest assessment of the One Nation rally as “garbage in-garbage out”. Since this group couldn’t police their own trash, one has to wonder if the taxpayers had to foot the bill for their laziness?

  7. Using this method, anyone can select photos to put together any story they wish to convey.

    Hmm — like selecting a photo of some dolt holding a placard with a racist slogan on it, and then claiming it “represents” the Tea Party?

    Is this Perry being a hypocrite — again? Why yes, it is!

  8. Well, maybe the fact that there seem to be some union people who were made to go, and didn’t really want to be there, accounts for all of the garbage they left strewn about. After all, being committed environmentalists, we know that the real leftists would never drop so much as a candy wrapper or an unburned roach.

  9. “…an unburned roach.”

    Speaking of unburned roaches reminds me of a surprise I got as a kid in West Philly. One day I found a dime on the dining room table and rushed with it to the neighborhood bakery to buy a sticky bun. Half way through eating it I bit down on something crunchy, which turned out to be one of those huge shad roaches baked into the bottom of that sticky bun. Do you think some unseen entity was trying to teach me a lesson about spending someone else’s dime? :)

  10. Perry says:
    3 October 2010 at 12:46
    “…an unburned roach.”

    Speaking of unburned roaches reminds me of a surprise I got as a kid in West Philly. One day I found a dime on the dining room table and rushed with it to the neighborhood bakery to buy a sticky bun. Half way through eating it I bit down on something crunchy, which turned out to be one of those huge shad roaches baked into the bottom of that sticky bun. Do you think some unseen entity was trying to teach me a lesson about spending someone else’s dime?

    And you threw away that good protein? 8-)

  11. The pictures above were taken from the Washingtom Monument. The one Nation rally appears to have been taken at 1 pm. Note the reflecting pool is on an East West alignment and the shadow from the WW2 momument is about 90º to E-W and given daylight savings time, it’s about 1pm edt

  12. “Perry, do you know what a roach is? Second set of definitions, #2. :)

    Looks like Hube and I have led sheltered lives! :)

  13. Yorkshire:

    “The pictures above were taken from the Washingtom Monument. “

    Point taken. My understanding is that the crowd increased as the afternoon wore on. Nevertheless your point stands.

    Of significance, however, is the number of people represented by the two rallies.

    In my opinion:

    * The former represented a very small segment of the population, mainly TEA Partyers, the latter, a broad spectrum of organizations representing large segments of the population.

    * The former had the major news/opinion channel (Fox) shilling for it, plus the influx of lots of money, like from the Koch brothers, the latter did not have this scale of promotion.

    * The former indeed was better organized, but the latter, in my view, had a message more pertinent to millions of Americans who are suffering from our Great Recession.

  14. I have an anecdote, too. A friend of a friend of a distant cousin who posted anonymously said the whole Glen Beck crowd was forced there at gunpoint.

    My God! Where are the denunciations of this damning evidence racist thuggery aimed at intimidating the American voter? Where are the people jumping up and down in a frothing rage, convinced by this wholly impeccable source that this is a step towards tyranny? Where are the – oh, wait. It’s not against “the Left”, so normal rationality applies.

  15. Perry says:
    3 October 2010 at 14:53 (Edit)
    Yorkshire:

    “The pictures above were taken from the Washingtom Monument. “

    Point taken. My understanding is that the crowd increased as the afternoon wore on. Nevertheless your point stands.

    Of significance, however, is the number of people represented by the two rallies.
    In my opinion:

    * The former represented a very small segment of the population, mainly TEA Partyers, the latter, a broad spectrum of organizations representing large segments of the population.

    Then using the logic of ONE party gathering a large crowd vs. the other one representing approximately 100 organiazation. 100 voices urging attendence versus One voice doesn’t pass the straight face test for a low turnout.

    * The former had the major news/opinion channel (Fox) shilling for it, plus the influx of lots of money, like from the Koch brothers, the latter did not have this scale of promotion.

    Again approximately 100 organizations vs. 1 voice.

    * The former indeed was better organized, but the latter, in my view, had a message more pertinent to millions of Americans who are suffering from our Great Recession.

    The latter yesterday were saying they were better organized because they started organizing before Beck.

    And the weather was perfect.

  16. Yorkshire propagandizes:

    “Here, watch this from yesterday’s rally. Speaks volumes where the organizers want us to go. “

    Yorkshire, you really must open yourself to more input.

    Did you happen to watch the rally on TV? If you had, you would not put this up as representative of what went down. Not that I would deny that there is truth to that segment, but you put it forward as representative, which is right wing propaganda. It’s the same as the photos, as if finding trash left on the mall after a rally is unusual. You should see the mall after the July 4th fireworks, attended by all of us patriots and their families, I as well. Most people use the trash baskets, which sometimes become overfilled.

    Here is a piece that appeared in the WaPo about the rally:

    “The more than four hours of speeches, poetry and music were buttressed with testimonials from out-of-work Americans, immigrants, veterans and Native Americans. They focused on jobs, education and human rights issues in particular.

    Edrie Irvine, a laid-off legal secretary from Silver Spring, shared her story with a gathering of unemployed workers that fed into the larger rally. “The recession was caused by the banks, greed and deregulation,” she said. “It didn’t have anything to do with me, but I lost my job.”

    James Keane, who carried a sign that read “Jesus Christ is a Liberal,” said he drove from New York City because he felt “it’s about time the Democrats marched.”

    “We’ve stood by and watched the tea party people go crazy every couple of months,” said Keane, who is unemployed. “It’s time for Democrats to stand up and fight for what they believe in. Obama has been a great leader, but so many in the Democratic leadership have been playing the fence.” “

    Read the rest here.

  17. as if finding trash left on the mall after a rally is unusual.

    I already pointed out trash after a rally is highly common among leftist rallies. I also pointed out trash after a rally is highly unlikely after various conservative rallies (TEA Party, 912, Promise Keepers, Restoring Honor). In scientific terms, my latter statement is “falsifiable”. To the leftist rubes, that means it is scientifically possible to provide evidence, should any exist, to disprove my statement.

  18. Perry says:
    3 October 2010 at 18:42 (Edit)
    Yorkshire propagandizes:

    “Here, watch this from yesterday’s rally. Speaks volumes where the organizers want us to go. “

    Yorkshire, you really must open yourself to more input.

    Did you happen to watch the rally on TV? If you had, you would not put this up as representative of what went down.

    I watched a little of the trail of tears yesterday. They want jobs. Well, see the overspending BO and Dems for that. They put us in this hole.

    And if one poster like this showed up at Tea Party Rallies, you’d be screaming RACISTS – BIGOTS – HOMOPHOBES. You reall y live in a double standard world where the left is always right, and the right does everything wrong.

  19. Well, who knows: maybe there is always a lot of trash left on the Mall after a rally. But that would make Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally a very notable exception to that rule, wouldn’t it?

  20. Dana:

    “Well, who knows: maybe there is always a lot of trash left on the Mall after a rally. But that would make Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally a very notable exception to that rule, wouldn’t it?”

    Sure, that is if you believe the wingnut propaganda we’ve seen on this blog so far.

  21. Yorkshire:

    “I watched a little of the trail of tears yesterday. They want jobs. Well, see the overspending BO and Dems for that. They put us in this hole.

    And if one poster like this showed up at Tea Party Rallies, you’d be screaming RACISTS – BIGOTS – HOMOPHOBES. You reall y live in a double standard world where the left is always right, and the right does everything wrong.”

    Regarding our hole, looks like you are unwilling to accept the responsibility that your party has for this mess we are in. Good old conservative values being demonstrated here, I note. Nor do I detect any sympathy from you for those who are suffering.

    On the Tea Party rallies, there have been many photos of the nasty and hateful attack signs against the President that have been displayed by your ilk. For yesterday’s rally, I have not seen one yet. I make a distinction between signs for a cause, like Socialism, and signs that demonize people, like the Obama-Hitler signs. In my view, the latter cross the line. Finally, you have not seen me screaming racist, bigot, or homophobe, have you? Maybe I should start doing just that, because there is evidence for those attitudes by some TEA Party supporters.

    Speaking about the TEA Party, here is what Frank Rich reported in today’s NYT about who the king pins are behind the financing of the movement:

    “Such deep-pocketed mystery benefactors — not O’Donnell, whose reported income for this year and last is $5,800 — are the real indicators of what’s going on under the broad Tea Party rubric. Big money rains down on the “bottom up” Tea Party insurgency through phantom front organizations (Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Job Security) that exploit legal loopholes to keep their sugar daddies’ names secret. Reporters at The Times and The Washington Post, among others, have lately made real strides in explaining how the game works. But we still don’t know the identities of most of those anonymous donors.

    From what we do know, it’s clear that some Tea Party groups and candidates like Sharron Angle, Paul and O’Donnell are being financed directly or indirectly not just by the Kochs (who share the No. 5 spot on the new Forbes 400) but by a remarkable coterie of fellow billionaires, led by oil barons like Robert Rowling (Forbes No. 69) and Trevor Rees-Jones (No. 110). Even their largess may be dwarfed by Rupert Murdoch (No. 38) and his News Corporation, whose known cash contributions ($2 million to Republican and Republican-tilting campaign groups) are dwarfed by the avalanche of free promotion they provide Tea Party causes and personalities daily at Fox and The Wall Street Journal. “

    Thank you SCOTUS for your Citizens’ United decision, which further corrupts our politics as it permits unknown donors to enact undue influence on our politics, squeezing out the voice of the average American citizen.

  22. Perry:
    Speaking about the TEA Party, here is what Frank Rich reported in today’s NYT about who the king pins are behind the financing of the movement:

    “Such deep-pocketed mystery benefactors — not O’Donnell, whose reported income for this year and last is $5,800 — are the real indicators of what’s going on under the broad Tea Party rubric. Big money rains down on the “bottom up” Tea Party insurgency through phantom front organizations (Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Job Security) that exploit legal loopholes to keep their sugar daddies’ names secret. Reporters at The Times and The Washington Post, among others, have lately made real strides in explaining how the game works. But we still don’t know the identities of most of those anonymous donors.

    From what we do know, it’s clear that some Tea Party groups and candidates like Sharron Angle, Paul and O’Donnell are being financed directly or indirectly not just by the Kochs (who share the No. 5 spot on the new Forbes 400) but by a remarkable coterie of fellow billionaires, led by oil barons like Robert Rowling (Forbes No. 69) and Trevor Rees-Jones (No. 110). Even their largess may be dwarfed by Rupert Murdoch (No. 38) and his News Corporation, whose known cash contributions ($2 million to Republican and Republican-tilting campaign groups) are dwarfed by the avalanche of free promotion they provide Tea Party causes and personalities daily at Fox and The Wall Street Journal. “

    Thank you SCOTUS for your Citizens’ United decision, which further corrupts our politics as it permits unknown donors to enact undue influence on our politics, squeezing out the voice of the average American citizen.

    Looks like a bogey man conspiracy working here.

  23. Dana Pico says:
    3 October 2010 at 22:13 (Edit)
    I never knew that photographic evidence constituted “wingnut propaganda.”

    Of course Dana, everyone on the left side of the south tree line were beamed by a photoshop expert. They even took their trash with them.

  24. I already pointed out trash after a rally is highly common among leftist rallies. I also pointed out trash after a rally is highly unlikely after various conservative rallies (TEA Party, 912, Promise Keepers, Restoring Honor). In scientific terms, my latter statement is “falsifiable”.

    And indeed, it was falsified at that last big march (the one where the numbers were infkated so laughably). The same claim was made about “clean right-wingers”; a photo was then found of said trash (shovelled into one place rather than spread around).

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