Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
was held today in Washington, DC and estimates place the number of participants at as many as 6 million, more than double those who attended President Obama’s inauguration in January, 2009. The two rallies drew the record crowds as inspired participants from all over the country were bound and determined to put the Tea Partiers in their place as also-runs with their lame “whites-only” rallies held on April 15 every year. They also gathered for a few laughs. Here’s a photo of the record breaking crowd (photo by Moonheid):
Here are some of the provocative signs some of the sane protesters were carrying (photos by lisztless):
UPDATE. UPDATE: Estimates now place the crowd at 8 million, and that, in fact, half of New York City’s population attended as well as all of Rhode Island!
If anyone has any breathless reports or better crowd estimates, please post a comment here!
Bob Cavnar is a 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry with deep experience in operations, start-ups, turn-arounds, and management of both public and private companies. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Milagro Exploration, a large, privately held oil and gas exploration firm based in Houston, Texas with operations along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coasts, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Cavnar holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.
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