W o w! Look at these pictures of a great bunch of people, carrying home-made signs!
ASK YOUR TV STATIONS WHY WE DIDNT GET TO SEE THE BIGGEST RALLY IN
AlaskaWomen Reject Palin rally was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown . Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Anchorage women, or men. I had no idea what to expect. Alaska
The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It made me wonder what other things have started with small groups of women talking over coffee. It's probably an impressive list. These women hatched the plan, printed up flyers, posted them around town, and sent notices to local media outlets. One of those media outlets was KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke, a long-time uber-conservative
talk show host. Turns out that Eddie Burke not only announced the rally, but called the people who planned to attend the rally "a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots," and read the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The women, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages. Anchorage
I felt a bit apprehensive. I'd been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. Basically, in
, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. So, I thought to myself, if we can actually get 100 people there that aren't sent by Eddie Burke, we'll be doing good. A real statement will have been made. I confess, I still had a mental image of 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing "socialist baby-killing maggot" haters. Anchorage
It's a good thing I wasn't tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody's trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to join in from every direction, carrying signs.The
Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn't honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn't happen here.
Then, the infamous Eddie Burke showed up. He tried to talk to the media, and was instantly surrounded by a group of 20 people who started shouting O-BA-MA so loud he couldn't be heard. Then passing cars started honking in a rhythmic pattern of 3, like the Obama chant, while the crowd cheered, hooted and waved their signs high.
So, if you've been doing the math Yes.
Women Reject Palin rally was significantly bigger than Palin's rally that got all the national media coverage! So take heart, sit back, and enjoy the photo gallery. Alaska
Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of
, who know her best, have things to say. Alaska Pictures of that September 2008 Anti-Palin Rally:
See also the Voters Reject McCain Due to Palin Palin on SNL 18 Oct 2008 Anti-McCain Info Site PBS Poll on Palin Site on Palin's propensity to derogatory remarks, vindictiveness, meanness, as noted by Alaskans Witch Hunter Pastor for Palin More People Catching On McCain Insiders Call Palin "Clueless" McCain Failure to Vet Palin: "Seuss" Parody Not for Equal Rights, Bills Rape Victims for Testing Voters Reject McCain Due to Palin Rebutting Anti-Obama Disinformation Stephen Crockett, "The Tea Party 'Catch 22'" (18 July 2010) ("the Tea Party campaign is . . . is a corporate created public relations/political campaign designed to promote pro-corporate economic policies via government while calling the movement 'anti-corporate and anti-government.' The racism angle is a just a way to hook 'poor and middle class whites' into an effort designed to economically benefit the wealthiest of the wealthy at the expense of 'the poor and middle class of all colors.' Racism has long been used to divide working Americans up along color lines so they do not demand a better deal from the economic and political elite. Racism serves an economic purpose and always has served an economic purpose. Racism is a sucker bet for working Americans. It has been a key element in building the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party since Richard Nixon. Republican Right wing economic policies are a disaster for 90% of Americans and social wedge issues including race have been the key to Republican victories for more than a generation.")
See examples of Sarah Palin's incoherence aka schizophasia, in her infamous interview with Katie Couric.