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So tonight Jon Stewart announced something to counteract the Glenn Beck Godfest from a few weeks ago and the endless Tea Party rallies. Something that flies in the face of faked Fox News rally videos.
It’s called the Rally To Restore Sanity!! Details here:
Rally To Restore Sanity
So if you can be in Washington on October 30, 2010 and experience a rally like no other, please be there. I would love to see a million people who want the end of the ridiculous level of discourse, anger, partisanship, hatred, lies show up and let the politicians and media know that America used to mean something. And no, it does not mean it’s okay to think Obama is a Nazi, Muslim, commie, socialist, Christian, Kenyan, tribesman, anti-colonial, America hater!
You can watch the announcement here:
Link To Video of Jon’s Announcement
Oh and some loony guy named Colbert just HAD to do something in opposition! His info is at the bottom of this post!
Here’s the info from the site:
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?
Because we’re looking for those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.
Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we’d like you to join us in Washington, DC on October 30 — a date of no significance whatsoever — at the Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Ours is a rally for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) — not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence… we couldn’t. That’s sort of the point.
Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we’ll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don’t. If you’d rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice… Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We’ll make it worth your while.
Link to his March site:
March To Keep Fear Alive
Here’s the video of Stephen’s announcement:
Link To Stephen’s Announcement
Here’s his site text:
America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.
So join The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. on October 30th for the “March to Keep Fear Alive”™ in Washington DC. Pack an overnight bag with five extra sets of underwear — you’re going to need them. Because, to Restore Truthiness we must always… Shh!!! What’s that sound?! I think there’s someone behind you! Run!