DJ! reported on its launch last week. That's an account by an attendee at the Victoria event who had some uncomfortable and, apparently, unanswerable questions for the organizers.
Well, now that they're a week into their current road trip, let's have a look at how they're doing. (They really like road trips, don't they? Maybe because it gets them out from under the parental/pastoral thumb?)
Here's the schedule with handy Facebook links.
Oddly, the FB page for the Victoria bunfest on March 13 is "unavailable."
Here are some details from the other knees-upses. I'm using their own numbers. (Go to "schedule" link for individual FB links; I'm too lazy to code them all.)
In Vancouver on March 14, out of 655 invited, 43 "went."
In Chiliwack on March 16, 35 out of 577 invitees attended.
Kelowna on March 18, 11 out of 77.
Calgary on March 19, 35 out of 512.
Edmonton on March 21, 28 out of 429.
Next up is Saskatoon on March 24. So far 126 have been invited and 21 are "going" with 7 "maybes'." For Brandon on March 27, 10 of 110 plan to go. Regina on March 25 has no FB page and 30 Winnipegers of 418 invitees intend on going.
Then there are several in Ontario, then the one I'm planned on visiting, Toronto on April 10. The fetus freaks have great hopes of this one. They've invited 1.2k, of which so far 63 are going with 47 maybes.
That's not counting me, so add one there.
The April 20 event in Fredericton should be interesting given recent events there. Twenty-five of 205 invitees have confirmed their attendance so far.
Strangely, there is no Ottawa event listed.
The last event on the schedule is on May 12 in Peterborough.
Then nothing until May 25, but this final event in Woodstock, ON, is billed as "End the Killing," the tag-line of their Old New Abortion Caravan wankeroo. And it is a "CLOSED" event.
Their partner, Campaign Lie, however, is holding its MASSIVE annual martyrgasm, March of the Fetii, in Ottawa on May 14.
Might the Fetal Gore Gang be planning another Grand Finale?
As they did for the 2012 March for Lies with their Grand Jete de FetusMobile?
Which got unaccountably lost. (As reported by both JJ, the Unrepentant and DJ!.)
Maybe they don't want to, you know, create any unfulfillable expectations.
But let's go back to the numbers.
Even if they're telling the truth -- hey, there's a first time for everything! -- they are kind of sad, aren't they?
Forty-three in Vancouver and 35 in Calgary, which are pretty big cities.
There are 23 stops on the tour. If they get an average -- let's be generous -- of 30 per venue, that's just under 700 people.
But, see, these gatherings are not the point. The point is to hand out ONE MILLION pieces of trademark gore porn.
"This will be the biggest pro-life campaign in Canadian history," the campaign organizers state. But they stress that, "In order for us to do this, the pro-life movement will need thousands of boots on the ground across the country to participate in the #No2Trudeau campaign in whatever form of activism they feel comfortable with."THOUSANDS OF BOOTS ON THE GROUND!!!
And they're on track for about 700 pairs, or 1400 boots.
Which is going to be interesting since by my calculation, to hit ONE MILLION PIECES, each boot is going to have to hand out more than 700 pieces.
On Twitter, on the #no2Trudeau hashtag, they're claiming victory because no one is engaging in discussion. Also because "proborts" (typo or new styling? I kinda like it) are deleting tweets. I don't think they get this Twitter thingamajig.
I'm enjoying this and will keep you posted.
If any of you have some time and would like to check them out, here again is their schedule. DJ! would be pleased to offer a venue for your reports.