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“Rally To Restore Sanity” Slated For October 30 In Washington, D.C.

September 17, 2010

Glenn Beck is about to made a fool. (Again.)

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery– or at least that’s what Glenn Beck will be hoping for when he hears this news. Tonight, Jon Stewart announced the “Rally to Restore Sanity“: a march on Washington for people who have better things to do than march on Washington. Naturally, Stewart’s rally will have competition: the “March to Keep Fear Alive,” led by Stephen Colbert.

So who is invited to this march? According to the website, anyone who would otherwise not attend rallies on principle:

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.

8 Comments
  1. November 1, 2010 11:27 AM

    I watched the execrable Geraldo Rivera report on the event Saturday night from my hotel room in College Park, Maryland. (That was the nearest room I could find to the mall in the first week of October when I finally decided to attend.)

    I was there from before 11am to about 3pm. I saw hundreds of thousands of people expressing good humor and good will. I move around a lot because by the time I arrived there was no way to find a place to stand for the next four hours in view of the stage or the jumbotron screens. People were packed shoulder to shoulder. As a sixties alumnus of the University of Wisconsin I am quite familiar with the smell of weed and the behavior of beer-sodden juicers. None of that was present, although there were plenty of dogs and kids and earnest political advocates from the left.

    Anyway, I guess none of the druggies or drunks were willing to give up their pot budget to make the trip since the people out there were simply high, as we say, on life. When the Geraldo show suggested there were fewer people there than there had been for the Beck tear-fest I knew something was up. When they went on to say that the people at the rally were largely drunk or stoned, I knew the Geraldo show was simply about creating a poor impression for the Fox audience. I watched the whole show and they continued in that vein. Hadn’t watched Geraldo in more than 20 years. Won’t watch him again ever.

  2. FRANK ENTEN permalink
    October 25, 2010 3:32 PM

    I WANT TO ATTEND BUT CANNOT FIND OUT DETAILS WHERE ON THE MALL WHAT TIME TO GET THERE PLEASE ADVISE ON THIS TY FRANK ENTEN

  3. Robert Provins permalink
    October 13, 2010 11:55 AM

    Yes! Virginia,the “Tea Party ” is just that, a movement an ideathat maybe just maybe “We the pepole” can start thinking once againabout what is right and “left” is wrong. My generation from the 60s is destroying this once great nation. I “hope” and just like the left, I believe in “Hope”. Is that the young peple of today will wake up and realize tha tthis nation can be great once again. Go forward as a “Republic” once again. Getting rid of the communist traitors in this country ( and they know who they are). Believing in unaliable rights given to us by” GOD”. To the “LEFT” (PROGRESSIVES). The line once again willbe drwn in the sand. As, the I.R.A. song goes “A NATION ONCE AGAIN”. God Bless the Republic!

  4. 7Towers permalink
    October 12, 2010 11:31 PM

    Do any of you know what critical thinking is? Have you ever even considered using the method?

    Do you really believe the “Tea Party to be a real grass roots movement” ? From my observation of the ladies and gentlemen who belong to the above has more often than not shown themselves to be at the level of 7th or 8th grade emotional maturity.
    Its apalling that the majority of adults on both sides display such juvenille tactics creating ridiculous drama while never coming even close to addressing the very serious as well as complex issues we face.

    Rush Limbaugh completely amazes me in that he fails to notice his the blatant hipocracy even unto the most deepest issues. It’s very clear that he projects much of what he himself is very guilty of onto whom ever seems to be the patsy at present.
    Does this guy ever listen to his archived Radio shows? How does he rationalise or justify such a complete lack of integrity in his views convictions change to accomadate what is convienent for him . His ability to convey or expound on any truth in relation to any matter never mind the more wieghty matters we currently are facing. How can anyone know anything about truth when he so clearly lies to himself repeatedlty not only about what he believes and states about others but firstly what he seems to believe about himself , the primary being erroneous source can only replicate egregious error.

  5. Wanderoo permalink
    September 18, 2010 8:24 PM

    The Tea Party Movement, a real grass roots movement working hard to make America safe for the plutocracy.

  6. Patrick permalink
    September 17, 2010 7:50 PM

    This is a serious threat to the right. After all, these really are the philosphers of the left. Liberalism is lottle more than a string of moderately clever quips and jokes–a moral Twinkie. Who better to serve it up?

  7. Keith Schmitz permalink
    September 17, 2010 5:45 PM

    You mean a bunch of Koch suckers who are working damned hard to vote themselves below the poverty line.

  8. Ferrell Gummitt permalink
    September 17, 2010 11:38 AM

    Let’s see how many of his “audience” will be willing to give up their pot funds to make the trip. I suppose it could be considered a “concert” where partaking in the herb will be a draw.

    It took the Tea Party Movement, a real grass roots movement, to force the liberals to denounce and/or mock free speech and the right to assemble.

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