Sunday, September 13, 2009

How Many Teabags

...does it take to march on Washington?

2,000,000
estimated... at 1.5 million, but that was unlikely
300,000 expected
...in excess of 75,000
50,000 attendees at about 10 a.m.
...approximately 60,000 to 70,000 people flooded Pennsylvania Ave
...25000 to 50000 demonstrators are expected to gather*

(*)Note that this last figure is based on organizers expectations as of September 9th. The idea that they would underestimate their own people by even a factor of five or ten is pretty unlikely.

And 50,000 to 75,000 is what U2 would play at a typical concert.

5 comments:

Dr.Dawg said...

Oh, very well done!

Ti-Guy said...

How disappointing. I was expecting a "million moron march."

Fred said...

arithmetic . . . too tough for Clinate Truthers & Liberals.

'Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama's spending in 'tea-party' demonstration

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 9:39 PM on 12th September 2009

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Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol today, carrying signs with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" as they protested the president's health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.

The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the Washington 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.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1213056/Up-million-march-US-Capitol-protest-Obamas-spending-tea-party-demonstration.html#ixzz0QzusTvRr

bigcitylib said...

That's the 1st number I quote Fred.

nos200 said...

What's a "Clinate Truther" Fred?

It would seem spelling it too tough for Birtherss, Deathers and conservatives.