Lights for Liberty – Providence, Durham, Frederick

Here’s more positive news, because it’s going to get worse later.

dr. bloor: Providence [Rhode Island] Journal said the crowd was “hundreds;” I thought it might have broken into four figures, but I’m terrible at that sort of thing.


Libby’s Person: A couple of hundred people gathered in Durham, NC.

Dan Z in Frederick, Maryland:


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  1. 1
    PAM Dirac says:

    The Frederick rally was organized by RISE Coalition of Western Maryland. It was pretty well attended. One of the volunteers told me they expected about 50 people and I counted about 250. A lot of old white people like me which gives me hope that that demographic will step up. A bit of a fight with the local newspaper. The article they published wasn’t totally awful, but subtly slanted against. One of the most obvious was is they stated that 100 people attended. It was weird to have such a round number without any qualifiers. Apparently the organizers objected but the paper is standing by their number. It took me about 2 minutes to count myself and yet the reported couldn’t be bothered. So much for that paper. I guess it’s hard to expect more from a paper that still regularly publishes rants from Pat Buchannan.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    Thanks, good people. It’s nice to see faces of good people. I just wish we had some of the power.

  3. 3
    Another Scott says:

    Speaker Pelosi on the Twitter machine:

    Nancy Pelosi Verified account @SpeakerPelosi
    29 minutes ago

    I reject @realDonaldTrump’s xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation. Rather than attack Members of Congress, he should work with us for humane immigration policy that reflects American values. Stop the raids – #FamiliesBelongTogether!

    When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to “Make America Great Again” has always been about making America white again.

    Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power.


    That’s the way you fight back on Stephen Miller’s memes – not by saying “well, 3/4 of them were born in the USA so there!” but by fighting the concept and saying that he needs to do his job.


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    debbie says:

    Google tells me a couple hundred showed up at the Statehouse here (not far from the church where a woman has been in sanctuary for more than a year), but there wasn’t a peep about it on the local news last night. :-(

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    @Another Scott: That’s why I seriously question those who are attacking NP. One of the last institutional obstacles in the slide towards fascism are the Ds in Congress and their effective leader. The tactics of the so called Justice Ds make me highly suspicious of their motivations. They are conducting a coordinated smear campaign against Nancy Pelosi.

  6. 6
    debbie says:

    @Another Scott:

    Has anyone yelled at him to go back to Germany? Isn’t it time?

  7. 7
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Donald Trump? Work with adults? You’re high, Nancy. Stop toking and start impeaching.

  8. 8

    @debbie: I am sure Germany doesn’t want him back.

  9. 9
    Mike in NC says:

    I turned on the TV this morning and heard that Fat Bastard was tweeting that foreign-born members of Congress should ‘go back where they came from’. Maybe they should also get off his lawn. What a sick sack of shit, yet he speaks for millions of other deplorable assholes.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @PAM Dirac:

    I guess it’s hard to expect more from a paper that still regularly publishes rants from Pat Buchannan.

    Fifty years after Nixon we’re still stuck with Pat Buchanan and other scum who enabled his crimes, and even the dead ones have left us their degenerate children (i.e., Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell Jr.).

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Mike in NC: I turned on the TV this morning and heard that Fat Bastard was tweeting that foreign-born members of Congress should ‘go back where they came from’.
    and of course, three of them were born in the USA.

    Alex Griswold @ HashtagGriswold
    Ayanna Pressley isn’t an immigrant, or the daughter of immigrants, or the granddaughter of immigrants. She’s just black.

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    p.a. says:

    I was at the Pvd rally. I would say hundreds (300+ guesstimate) not 1,000+. It was nice to see/hear the SE Asian community represented; they are targets too.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    and I was assuming Rose Twitter would be blaming Nancy Pelosi, I thought it would be the people with 75 followers, didn’t expect this from a Washington Post columnist, retweeted by the Ron Paul-it and Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel

    Dave Weigel Retweeted
    elizabeth bruenig @ ebruenig
    [me when other people viciously attack the same people i’m viciously attacking] wow over the line

  14. 14
    Baud says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Isn’t he still Republican? He’s certainly part of the savvy class.

  15. 15
    Baud says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    There’s a special place in hell for people who look at Trump and see an avenue to attack Democrats.

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    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Don’t legitimize T attacks by differentiating between naturalized citizens and those born here. We chose to become American. It is not an easy path for most naturalized citizens. What more do we need to do to prove our worthiness?

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    Kirk Spencer says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Alex made a mistake in his tweet. He said ” just black.” It’s “just American.”

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    Aunt Kathy says:

    @PAM Dirac: Hey, neighbor. I’m over the mountain to the west in H-town. It’s always surprising to me that Frederick seems to be to the right of here, in some ways. This is definitely tRump country, but the paper is mostly ok (the opinion page is trash) & our town council & commissioners *mostly* keep their mouths shut about social issues.

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    Ruckus says:

    I agree it doesn’t look like a thousand from the pictures shown. It could however be ++ of 300. Crowd estimations are difficult at best but with experience one can get decent at it. It helps to know the size of the area you are looking at and how much area one person takes up. Then the spacing actually helps with the estimating.

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