Anti-Palin Rally in AK...biggest rally in AK history

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    Sep 21, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    The]�Alaska Women Reject Palin�rally was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown� Anchorage . �Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all� Alaska�women, or men. �I had no idea what to expect.�

    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� Anchorage�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.�

    I felt a bit apprehensive. �I'd been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. �Basically,�in� Anchorage , 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.�

    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.�

    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. �The� Alaska�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. �Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans��nor the women.�The citizens of� Alaska , who know her best, have things to say.�
    pics of the rally to follow.

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    Sep 21, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    here are some of the images from the rally:

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    Sep 21, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope this catches on and spreads all across the US !!!! McPalin have to be beaten at their game !!!! thanks for informing us !!!
  • auryn

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    Sep 21, 2008 3:29 AM GMT
    There are probably going to be more since some in AK are now feeling betrayed by her. Abdication by Palin
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    Sep 21, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    I couldn't view any of the pics.
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    Sep 21, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    Your post sounds like something on a scratchy radio broadcast from the front lines in early WW2. I love it. Let's hear it for the smart citizens of Alaska who turned out! I hope you all chanted "Thanks, but no thanks"!!!icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 21, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
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    Sep 21, 2008 4:44 AM GMT
    And my favorite.

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  • MuslDrew

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    Sep 21, 2008 4:55 AM GMT
    I can't view the pictures either, but thanks for sharing this information. I'll be bringing this topic up with any undecided friends,colleagues & clients.
  • RITS

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    Sep 21, 2008 10:15 AM GMT
    The picture is stupid. She is not a cunt.... She is a human with an opinion and beliefs that are not your own....

    Personally I do not think she is qualified for the position, nor will I vote for her and McCain in 4 months..... But as a person I seem to like her.

    I like my peanut butter Crunchy.... If you like yours smooth and hate crunchy then that would make me a cunt?

    Sure say her family has issues and what not, but who's does not? All of are families have a GAY person in it. If she did it would be something else to add.

    She is under qualified beyond belief. But she has strong values and beliefs which makes her a good person to stick to them...

    Overall I just think its rude to call other people names such as that. You can say you don't have any hope or belief or support with her, but stupid shit like this is just ignorant.

    (sorry just hate when people call people names, really gets me going, Not blaming you guys, just the ignorant man and his shirt.)
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 21, 2008 11:01 AM GMT
    I wonder if the Palin woman heard about this. I'm glad to see some reality has set in with this choice. All we have hard about is how great the right wing sees this woman. Glad to see the other side.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 21, 2008 11:18 AM GMT
    The thing that bothers me is

    Where is the News on this?
    You think there might be like ... coverage of a large rally AGAINST her at this point?

    But if Obama doesn't wear a LAPEL PIN it's News?
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    Sep 21, 2008 11:49 AM GMT
    SamerPhxAZ said
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    LOL this is my favorite picture


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    Sep 21, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    The picture is stupid. She is not a cunt.... She is a human with an opinion and beliefs that are not your own....

    Personally I do not think she is qualified for the position, nor will I vote for her and McCain in 4 months..... But as a person I seem to like her.


    Hey RITS...just so you know...the election is in 44 days, not 4 months.

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    Sep 21, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    Laddy1962 saidThe picture is stupid. She is not a cunt.... She is a human with an opinion and beliefs that are not your own....

    Personally I do not think she is qualified for the position, nor will I vote for her and McCain in 4 months..... But as a person I seem to like her.


    Hey RITS...just so you know...the election is in 44 days, not 4 months.



    Now I've checked with some of me American mates down here. They tell me it's normal for the democrats to start name calling when they feel insecure. I myself have endured the name calling and hate here from em, because I don't see things their way. Yet I'm also secure within meself, so they have never been able to hurt One. But us "Aussies" are tuff bastards too.

    I can just see them all getting their 4x4 all together in a circle.

    You know. I like her too! I'm sure I would like Obama too, just not in the top job though. Has anyone heard him talk about himself?

    Go girl......
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 21, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    I think for anyone to wear a t-shirt like that (looks photoshopped anyway) is the height of tasteless, classless behavior, and just plain wrong I don't care WHO they are speaking about.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 21, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    I think for anyone to wear a t-shirt like that (looks photoshopped anyway) is the height of tasteless, classless behavior, and just plain wrong I don't care WHO they are speaking about.
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    Sep 22, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    pattison, shut the fuck up.

    shut. the. fuck. up.