03 November 2010

The Rally in DC

On Saturday Don and I went in to DC to participate in Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.  We knew it was going to be crowded when we got on the Metro at the first stop and it was standing room only.  We had about 10 more stops until we got our stop in DC.  Just when we thought not another person could possibly fit in to the metro car, a couple of people hopped on and we all got a little closer.  But there was a great energy in the air and everyone was talking to each other and having a great time.  In fact, Saturday broke the record for the most number of metro trip taken in a single day -- over 800,000.  The last record was 780,000 for the Dessert Storm rally in 1991.

When we hit the streets in DC we were immediately hit by the large number of people who turned out for the rally.  I think the final estimate was around 250,000!  We weren't able to get very close to the stage and had a hard time hearing (other than Ozzy :)  but we were happy to be part of the movement.   There were so many clever and funny signs.  Our favorite was definitely "Every time Sarah Palin tweets, God kills a kitten".  
Election day has come and gone and now it's time to move on.  Hopefully the Rally encouraged more people to get out and vote.


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