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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Conservative Woodstock - so, what's in a number?

The attendance at the so-called Conservative Woodstock in Searchlight, NV was like rotten red potatoes compared to the genuine article back in 1969 in Bethel, NY. And I know folks from the 60s era who don't feel too flattered that these ding-a-lings have usurped a name that symbolizes peace and love.

Not that anyone in this kooky outfit would ever tell a lie, organizers told Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel that the crowd estimate was 20,000. Too bad someone at Politico didn't bother to verify this rather overinflated number.

The Las Vegas Sun reported that Metro Police spokesman Jay Rivera estimated the crowd size to be about 8,000 people.

When one estimate is 20,000 and the other is 8,000, that doesn't leave much room for miscalculation, even for this mathematically challenged writer. Ya think someone was lying per chance?

Remember the thousands of "delegates" who were signed up for the Nashville Tea Party dog and pony show? They were elevated to "leaders" when only 600 descended upon Opryland wearing their silly tea bags anywhere they could stick 'em.

NOTE: The real honest-to-God Woodstock Festival had over 500,000 loving, singing, smoking, happy, mud-and-rain-soaked participants. Where would you have rather been? Listening to first class music or to Sarah's nail-across-the-blackboard voice?

Classless goons.


The always entertaining Palin.

Tip of the hat: MediaMatters

21 comments:

  1. OMG, Its so pathetic it's sickening! Looked like maybe 50 people to me. They think if they use the word Woodstock it'll make them look hip and cool, what a friggin joke these morons are and all led by Palin.

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  2. Blasphemy, I say ! ! Blasphemy ! !


    But I would like to see them all up on acid. LOL.

    Maybe a lid or two. LOL.

    It was not their GENERATION.

    Their theme song should be Eminence Front by the Who.

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  3. Actually there have been estimates as low as a few dozen, which I doubt, to 600 and above. I'd throw my hat to the policeman's estimate.

    Of course Fox always angles the camera to make the crowd look larger than it is.

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  4. RZ: LOL. What a trip it would be to see SP on acid!

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  5. I said this somewhere else Sue. I was at a fundraiser yesterday and someone told me it was Hoodstock. I think this is what we need to start calling any of this harpy's rallies from now on. She has a voice that curdles milk and she makes my hair hurt listening even for a few minutes. I have started using CC when watching her and notice she looks like she is on something "speed" wise. Try it next time you decide you don't want aural trauma for a few minutes.

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  6. Palin is on something, whatever it is, I don't want any.

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  7. I think SP is on acid! Just listen to her. On second thought, it is not worth it.

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  8. Politico is getting to be as bad as Faux Noise about spouting the Tea Party and GOPer line.. They have become more and more right wing as time goes on. It's hard to believe anything they say anymore.. I have totally stopped reading them, but everyone has their own beliefs.

    You have to be careful though.. they really do report rumors and speculation and right wing talking points.

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  9. God Almighty were they off key. As a political wit, Palin makes Richard Nixon look like Ben Franklin.

    Maybe this will take the bad taste out of your mouth. Worked for me!

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  10. Huh? "Conservative Woodstock" sounds like "migraine orgasm" -- those two words simply do not go together!

    Not only would these people probably not be able to spell "sex, drugs, and rock-&-roll" correctly on their signs, they can't even draw. At first I thought that Obama-bullet-hole flag in the first video showed him with white tentacles coming out of his head, like he was an alien. Took a moment to realize it was supposed to be bones, like a pirate flag. Pitiful.

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  11. Holte, JC and Annette: Guess she was trying to make her voice reach the folks in the back of that 20,000 plus something crowd. I think it comes naturally and she doesn't even need drugs - just a brain makeover maybe.

    Politico has become very careless with their facts lately. I never read them unless I happen to come across a reference to them.

    K: Love Sly and the FS. For awhile I was featuring a 60s group every Saturday. Maybe I'll start it up again. Seems to have attracted more readers than my more serious pieces. ; )

    Infidel: "migraine orgasm?" Oh, the thought of it. I've had a history of both - separately - and since the words don't go together I'll take the latter!

    Wonder what it would be like to slip acid into everyone's tea at one of these gatherings. They really are a bunch of ignorant crude low beams.

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  12. I was about to post one of my famous bits of snark but screw it and Sarah Palin. 8,000 deluded fools with nothing better to do than listen to her of the shrill voice and stupid rhetoric is but another tragedy our Country has to deal with.


    God forbid we have a day when nobody in Iraq or Afghanistan dies. When no baby is shot by a stray bullet. When right wing kooks shut the hell up.

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  13. Burning Man with sheets ... thats what Spookstock looked like to me.

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  14. Since their inception the Teaparty crowd (not a movement since they do have the numbers or clout) have been “haters not debaters”. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames. Lets face it the Republicans had 8 years to deal with health care, immigration and financial oversight and governance and they failed. They could not even win one of the two wars they started, the body bags are still coming in. The Republicans wanted to give Obama his Waterloo defeat over healthcare but instead they gave themselves their own Waterloo defeat by not participating in the debate of ideas and by becoming the party of obstructionist. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that?

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  15. Looking at pictures of this event, I do believe that it drew the largest crowd to attend a teabagger event in months. To me, it just shows the power of their superstar, Sarah Palin, to get people out. Without her they are nothing; and as people have pointed out above, even with her, they are next to nothing. Sarah got 8,000 or 20,000- Jimi Hendrix got 500,000. They are totally unaware of the huge gap between their movement and what went on in the sixties.

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  17. Screwed that one up.

    Asides: I saw news videos where the town business owners were happy the Buggers were there - good business afterall - but the locals would be glad when they were gone. HR is their friend and neighbor they said.

    A large majority of the Buggers are men over 53 who have lost their jobs. Despite claims of being broke a large number of these people showed up in their RVs which get about 10 mpg depending on the wind.

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  18. Regarding Sarah Palin....

    To paraphrase the late, great Molly Ivins, if that woman's IQ gets any lower we'll have to water her twice a day.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan

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  19. One of my favorite Ivins quotes and especially true in this case. What a gal. Thanks, Tom.

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  20. Ivins was never one to keep any mean lowbrow insult that crossed her mind from passing her lips. She was really a lot like Limbaugh

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