On Sept. 16, Jon Stewart announced his "Rally to Restore Sanity," Sat Oct. 30, on the National Mall, noon til 3 pm.
Casually dubbed The Million Moderate March, it's destined to be an event of comedic proportions.
Finally boomers have a rally that isn't a protest rally - this is a rally about what we WANT. Have we finally discovered the freedom and liberation in moving forward instead of fighting against what we don't want?
Stewart notes, "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."
He advises, "Take it down a notch ... stop shouting, throwing and drawing Hitler
mustaches on people other than Hitler."
When Arianna Huffington offered to pay the bus fare for any New Yorkers who wanted to go, 11,000 RSVP'ed in the affirmative.
Stephen Colbert countered with his "March to Keep Fear Alive." Same time, same place.
Oprah Winfrey showed her support for Jon and Stephen's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" with a gift for Jon's whole audience last week: under their seats were tickets to go to the rally!
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Few would disagree that it might be useful to have a little bit more sanity in the world. (Sorry, Stephen, there's plenty of fear already.)
What the well-dressed Sanity Rally-goer should wear:
Official rally gear from the Daily Show and Colbert Report websites ...
...or, unofficial T-shirts, hats, and buttons "of the people, by the people, for the people," from a selection of thousands at Cafe' Press. Dress in a slogan of your choice, courtesy of the 1st Amendment, such as the ones shown here. Or make your own.
May the Sanity be with You T
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The Great Compromise T
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Make Mine Sani-Tea Tshirt
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Men's Rally Tshirt (Organic)
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Beck Envy T
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His and Hers Civil Conversation Ts
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Organic Bodysuit in size 3 months and up for the youngest on the team
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once Stewart restores sanity, he'll still find plenty to poke fun at.
Official rally site: http://www.rallytorestoresanity.com/
Get official rally gear: http://shop.comedycentral.com/category/60762657701/1/DC-Rally-Gear.htm
Rally items from Cafe Press: http://shop.cafepress.com/fearvssanity
the signs: http://www.saneornot.com/take-it-down-a-notch
Related articles on OEN:
Will Sanity Be Restored and Fear Be Kept Alive? by David Swanson http://www.opednews.com/articles/Will-Sanity-Be-Restored-an-by-David-Swanson-101016-71.html
Arianna Huffington Interview Transcript; Discussing Third World America by Rob Kall http://www.opednews.com/articles/Arianna-Huffington-Intervi-by-Rob-Kall-101010-521.html
Over 11,000 Signed Up For "Sanity Buses" From NYC Arianna Huffington Reports by Rob Kall http://www.opednews.com/articles/Over-11-000-Signed-Up-For-by-Rob-Kall-101007-663.html
If I can't laugh and "If I can't dance, it's not my Revolution."-emma goldman by eileen fleming http://www.opednews.com/articles/If-I-can-t-laugh-and-If-I-by-Eileen-Fleming-100918-204.html
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Announce Joint Rally at the National Mall in Washington DC by E. Nelson http://www.opednews.com/articles/Jon-Stewart-and-Stephen-Co-by-E-Nelson-100916-744.html