Tea Party Social Cancelled Due to Shutdown

A Tea Party Social was cancelled as an unintended consequence of shutting the government down… One only wonders how long it will be before Republican Tea Baggers rush to Gettysburg to defend their “patriotic” kin…

KKK Rally At Gettysburg Canceled Because Of Government Shutdown

A Ku Klux Klan rally planned for Saturday, Oct. 5 has been canceled because of thegovernment shutdown.

On Sept. 26, officials at Gettysburg National Military Park granted a special-use permit for a rally to a Maryland-based KKK group. According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, the event was canceled when park officials rescinded all permits for special events because of the shutdown, which began 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

“Tourists will find every one of America’s national parks and monuments, from Yosemite to the Smithsonian to the Statue of Liberty, immediately closed,” Obama said in a statement Tuesday. “And of course the communities and small business that rely on these national treasures for their livelihoods will be out of customers and out of luck.”

But not everyone took the closing of national parks and monuments sitting down. A group of World War II veterans visiting the National Mall on Tuesday stormed the WWII Memorial — which is now technically closed to the public — to pay their respects.

Push Beck

Today was the “One Nation” Rally, joined by over 400 groups from around the country…

Late reports indicate the rally was in the 200k range, about the size of the Tea Bagger suarez here in August.

And then there is the Jon Stewart March on October 30.

If liberals aren’t pissed, I don’t know what’s wrong with them. I think the Tea Baggers may have lit the fuse on something they shouldn’t have.

Ed Shultz 1…Glenn Beck 0.

Ed Shultz – NAACP Takes on Tea Baggers

Ed Shultz lets it all hang out with -

The NAACP takes on Tea Party racism, and…

Democrat cowardice.

Ed begins the rally for the “One Nation” March.

No Honor at the Rally

Ed Shultz slams the Beckazoid, and points out some key flaws in the Beck tirade…

War in the Streets, DC Aug 28th

This one is an invitation to a disaster…

Beck/Palin rally permit approved

The National Park Service said Thursday that it has approved the permit for the Aug. 28 Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

Park Service spokesman Bill Line said the permit indicates that organizers expect 300,000 people to attend. Line said it is a “fixed rally” without a march. The rally will go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The park service is processing a permit request for a counter demonstration and rally by the Rev. Al Sharpton on the same day along Independence Avenue, south of the memorial. Line said the Sharpton rally organizers list 3,000 expected attendees on their permit request.

The War in Washington – Glenn Becks MLK Day Facade

Hasn’t been this much racim walking the streets of DC since the KKK March of Aug 18, 1925. Think Beck ought to move his date up 10 days to coincide with something similar to his views -

The first Tea Baggers - Aug 18, 1925 KKK March on Washington

Beck ‘Hijacks’ MLK Anniversary for Tea Party Rally

With his critically maligned new thriller—accused by some of being a playbook for armed insurrection—perched happily at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, Glenn Beck is on to new provocations. His plans for a massive “take our country back” Tea Party rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, have caused great umbrage among King loyalists, stunned that the Parks Dept. would give the Fox host a permit for that day.

It’s not the first instance of Beck Kingsploitation, Devona Walker reports on Alternet, but usually he’s just used King’s words to promote and protect himself. “Now, he is actually hijacking King’s legacy for purposes that run counter to everything King stood for. This—even more than calling President Obama a racist—seems to be the most vindictive and spiteful move yet.” Liberal radio host Bill Press, too, pulled out all the stops, saying, “If you ask me, that’s like granting al-Qaeda permission to hold a rally on September 11—at Ground Zero. What the hell were those bureaucrats at the Park Service thinking?”

May Day Immigration Rally Makes Tea Baggers Rally Look Like a Bridge Club!

Unconfirmed reports are putting the Rally at 250,000 people.

Massive rally in Los Angeles to protest Arizona’s tough illegal immigrant law

Singer Gloria Estefan kicked off an enormous march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles as demonstrators galvanized in opposition to Arizona’s tough law against illegal immigration demanded an overhaul of immigration laws.

“We’re good people,” the Cuban-born singer said aboard a flatbed truck. “We’ve given a lot to this country. This country has given a lot to us.”

Cardinal Roger Mahony stood on the truck and joined the crowd in chanting, “Si, se puede,” or “Yes, we can,” in Spanish. Streets and sidewalks were packed with tens of thousands of people as horns blared.

Police officials estimated about 50,000 demonstrators took to the streets. The crowd peaked in the early afternoon and was estimated to have dwindled to about 30,000 by 2 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Officer Rosario Herrera.

There were no arrests and no reports of injuries, Herrera said. A ground force of officers on foot, bicycles and motorcycles were making patrols.

Police had prepared for an anticipated 100,000 people.

Organizers handed out T-shirts that read, “Legalize Arizona” and “Boycott Arizona.” Marchers waved American flags, along with many from other countries, including Mexico, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

David Cho, an illegal immigrant from Korea and a student at University of California, Los Angeles, drew loud cheers when he said he dreamed of joining the Air Force and becoming a U.S. senator.

“I feel like I’m living inside an invisible prison cell,” he said.

Many came to protest Arizona’s new law requiring local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally.

“If they see someone with black hair and Latino face, they’re going to stop you without any reason and ask for your papers,” said Eleazar Cruz, 37, a Los Angeles bartender from Mexico who paid a smuggler $300 to cross the border illegally in San Diego in 1985 and later became a legal resident. “It’s crazy.”

Cruz participated in a massive May 1 pro-immigration march in 2006 — upset at the time by a proposed federal crackdown on illegal immigration — but was too busy to attend the annual marches since then. The Arizona law brought him back.

“We’re angry,” he said.

Oswaldo Osorio, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who paid his smuggler $150 to cross the border in San Diego 18 years ago, turned out with his wife, also in the U.S. illegally, and their two U.S.-born daughters. All four waved American flags.

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