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Photo Essay: Reason Rally 2012 – Photos Of A Great Day

3 of the many banners around the Mall describing what the movement is about

The “Reason Rally” was promoted as the largest single gathering of secular people in the world – ever. As the day got closer it became clear (thanks to the always improving science of meteorology) that the weather would vary from raining hard to barely raining, with the ever-present threat of lightning all day. (Of course, the constant threat of lightning bolts is pretty much assumed at a gathering like this, right?!) The good news is, in spite of comedian Eddie Izzard’s taunting the sky gods to deliver some indication of their presence, no lightning (or even a distant rumble of thunder) ever came….
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Photo Essay: Reason Rally – Washington D.C. – March 24, 2012

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, atheists, agnostics, secularists, rationalists, skeptics, freethinkers, and lest we forget, godless heathens, descended on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for The Reason Rally. Rain and even thunderstorms were in the forecast but that didn’t deter the estimated 20,000-30,000 advocates for reason and logic. I was there for the rally and stayed for the entire event – all 8 hours!

Reason Rally: ‘The Largest Gathering Of The Secular Movement’

National Mall - photo by Photo Phiend

[Update] Photo Essay: Reason Rally – Washington D.C. – March 24, 2012 Tomorrow I will be braving the rain to attend the Reason Rally, which is being held on the National Mall in Washington D.C. from 10am to 6pm. It’s being billed as ‘The largest gathering of the secular movement in world history.” That sounds impressive, but I have no idea what it means! Does it mean 10,000? 50,000? 100,000? From what I’ve read, it might be closer to 10,000. For comparison, the Rally To Restore Sanity in October 2010 drew an estimated crowd of 200,000. I was also in attendance for…
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NPS Expects Early Bloom For National Cherry Blossom Festival In D.C.

Monumental cherry - photo by Adam Fagen

Here’s a story to distract, albeit briefly, from the right-wing nonsense. The National Park Service is predicting an early peak bloom for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C., which will mark the 100th anniversary of the donation of 3000 trees by Yukio Ozaki, the mayor of Tokyo, on March 27, 1912. Right now the peak bloom is predicted to happen between March 24-31.