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The Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally was held outside, on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home-made signs made a clear statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men.

 

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It makes you wonder what other things have started with small groups talking over coffee. KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke (a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host) announced the rally and called on his listeners to protest the protest. He also referred to the rally organizers 'a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots', and then went further... reading the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging his listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The organizers, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. A real statement will have been made if there had only been 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing 'socialist baby-killing maggot' haters.

About 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the rally, there was a long line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep!

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 great State of Alaska.

 

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 in Anchorage.

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 photos. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

 

Edna Rossenas

ecrossenas@mac.com

  

The Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally was held outside, on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home-made signs made a clear statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men.

 

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It makes you wonder what other things have started with small groups talking over coffee. KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke (a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host) announced the rally and called on his listeners to protest the protest. He also referred to the rally organizers 'a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots', and then went further... reading the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging his listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The organizers, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

 

Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. A real statement will have been made if there had only been 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing 'socialist baby-killing maggot' haters.

 

About 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the rally, there was a long line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep!

 

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 great State of Alaska.

 

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 in Anchorage.

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 photos. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

 

Edna Rossenas

ecrossenas@mac.com

  

The Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally was held outside, on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home-made signs made a clear statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men.

 

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It makes you wonder what other things have started with small groups talking over coffee. KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke (a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host) announced the rally and called on his listeners to protest the protest. He also referred to the rally organizers 'a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots', and then went further... reading the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging his listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The organizers, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

 

Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. A real statement will have been made if there had only been 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing 'socialist baby-killing maggot' haters.

 

About 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the rally, there was a long line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep!

 

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 great State of Alaska.

 

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 in Anchorage.

 

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 photos. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

 

Edna Rossenas

ecrossenas@mac.com

  

The Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally was held outside, on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home-made signs made a clear statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men.

 

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It makes you wonder what other things have started with small groups talking over coffee. KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke (a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host) announced the rally and called on his listeners to protest the protest. He also referred to the rally organizers 'a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots', and then went further... reading the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging his listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The organizers, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

 

Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. A real statement will have been made if there had only been 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing 'socialist baby-killing maggot' haters.

 

About 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the rally, there was a long line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep!

 

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 great State of Alaska.

 

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 in Anchorage.

 

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 photos. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

 

Edna Rossenas

ecrossenas@mac.com

  

The Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally was held outside, on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home-made signs made a clear statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men.

 

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It makes you wonder what other things have started with small groups talking over coffee. KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke (a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host) announced the rally and called on his listeners to protest the protest. He also referred to the rally organizers 'a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots', and then went further... reading the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging his listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The organizers, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

 

Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. A real statement will have been made if there had only been 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing 'socialist baby-killing maggot' haters.

 

About 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the rally, there was a long line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep!

 

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 great State of Alaska.

 

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 in Anchorage.

 

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 photos. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

 

Edna Rossenas

ecrossenas@mac.com

  

The Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally was held outside, on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home-made signs made a clear statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men.

 

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It makes you wonder what other things have started with small groups talking over coffee. KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke (a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host) announced the rally and called on his listeners to protest the protest. He also referred to the rally organizers 'a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots', and then went further... reading the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging his listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The organizers, of course, received some nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

 

Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it's a success. A real statement will have been made if there had only been 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing 'socialist baby-killing maggot' haters.

 

About 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the rally, there was a long line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep!

 

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 great State of Alaska.

 

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 in Anchorage.

 

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 photos. Feel free to spread the pictures around to anyone who needs to know that Sarah Palin most definitely does not speak for all Alaskans. The citizens of Alaska, who know her best, have things to say.

 

Edna Rossenas

ecrossenas@mac.com

 

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Taken on October 4, 2008