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iOTW Sneak Peek / Originally Published Sept 15, 2009

Home - by - September 13, 2013 - 02:30 America/New_York - 199 Comments

Revisiting iOwnTheWorld history – 4 years ago – our #1 visited post (record still stands today)

UPDATE: Mr.Pinko has obtained an exclusive from the Photographer Michael A. Beck and FreedomWorks.org. Pinko sat on this image for days before just now getting the green light to publish.

This is a RARE photo of the 9/12 Rally taken in extreme High Resolution from the balcony of the Capitol Building. Mr. Beck was personally escorted to this rare vantage point by a congressman who will remain anonymous. This panoramic view offers the viewer documentation of the epic scale of this peaceful demonstration of democracy in action.

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» 199 Comments

  1. Mr.Pinko

    September 13th, 2013

    Looking back this was the event that got the IRS scared!

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  2. Unruly Refugee

    September 13th, 2013

    That’s pretty damn awesome, America !!!

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  3. Arlie

    September 13th, 2013

    i remember that day. watched it on gbtv. it was amazing and inspiring. After watching i floated across the street and asked the neighbor if she could see if i had any feet or legs. I was so spiritually touched it felt like my body was floating, Amazingly wonderful experience. Thanks for bringing back the memory Mr. Pinko. The biker rally on 911 had much the same feel of something great and inspiring.

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    September 13th, 2013

    Just read all 187 comments.

    God Bless Michael Beck and his family and friends. What a great man.

    Thanks Mr. Pinko and BFH.

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  5. OpenTheDoor

    September 13th, 2013

    Wow, this really drew the trolls out from under the bridges.

    Somebody is really afraid of getting tossed into the river by the big billy goat.

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  6. Czar of Defenestration

    September 13th, 2013

    This photo encapsulates the word GROUNDSWELL.

    I’m a Washington, D.C. native, and have been going to “propests” since I was a kid (somethin’ to do to get out of the house).

    But THIS.

    The Czarina and I went down (*still* have the yellow shirt) by subway, expecting a modicum of attendees at Freedom Plaza (a manmade park from the ’70′s which blocks part of Pennsylvania Avenue, across from D.C.’s City Hall).

    Just something to do. Riiiiiiiight.

    There was no indication from the number of people on the morning rush hour Metro that this would have been anything big. So, we get above ground at one of the Merto Center exits, turn the corner and…

    BOOM.

    Two hours before the official start of the event, you could barely cross the street to fit onto the plaza. THIS is what Americans can do. What a day.

    And zee rest, she is history.

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  7. Czar of Defenestration

    September 13th, 2013

    “propests” PROTESTS
    (sheesh. need more COFFEE….)

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  8. Czar of Defenestration

    September 13th, 2013

    p.s. the link to Beck’s photo site does not work.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    September 13th, 2013

    Thank you. Mr. Beck, Mr. Pinko and Mr. Hat. And thanks to the nameless congressman who helped engineer the magnificent photo.

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  10. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    September 13th, 2013

    Czar’s correct.

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  11. sTevo

    September 13th, 2013

    The title should read ‘Peaceful protest against George Bush and School Lunch Programs, but mostly George Bush’.

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  12. Mr. Pinko

    September 13th, 2013

    @Boobie the Rocket Dog

    The Congressman was Tom Price (Georgia Rep)

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  13. Jethro

    September 13th, 2013

    I was there. You can see me marching at the 2:08 mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UULBKgxRGk
    .

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  14. Jethro

    September 13th, 2013

    The above video has a pan shot of the same scene.

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