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AdLib On September - 17 - 2010

Earlier this week I posted a proposed speech for President Obama, based on suggestions and comments from our members, that amazingly mirrored a speech he gave just a couple of nights later at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

You can check out that post and the comment showing the speech here.

We are so damn on the cutting edge here folks!

The inspiration for writing and planning on sending him this speech was the frustration of many here that the hatred in this nation has been getting out of hand and it was high time a national leader made a high profile demand that this insanity end.

Still, we were seeking a much more publicized and televised response to tamp down the flood of anger than Pres. Obama’s speech provided on Wednesday night. Little did we expect that thinking the same thing at the same time as us and stepping up to make that big public push back on the hate would be…not Obama…but Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert!!!

If you missed their shows last night, they announced a joint rally in DC at the Washington Mall on 10/30/2010 which Stewart is calling, “Rally to Restore Sanity” but the evil Colbert is calling, “March to Keep Fear Alive”.

Here now are the clips from each show last night:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
March to Keep Fear Alive
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election Fox News

Here’s the link to their initial site: http://www.rallytorestoresanity.com/

If well attended, might this help push back on the ongoing narrative in the MSM that the inmates are on track to run the asylum? Might it be the spark that helps nudge Dems and other sane folks to get engaged and energized to vote in Nov? Who knows but it should be quite entertaining! At the very least, I hope there will be lots of people with hilariously misspelled absurdist signs! And images of Jon Stewart with a Hitler moustache and Colbert Photoshopped to look like The Joker!

I won’t be able to attend but if any members here might be able to attend, please let us know and we’ll set up a post for you to provide your exclusive reports!

Otherwise, take comfort in knowing that the sanity of the majority of Americans will soon be on display in DC! And using my Michelle Bachman calculator, I predict 18 trillion people will show up!

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. bitohistory says:

    And finally: Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert will be testifying before Congress tomorrow. Colbert will be appearing alongside UFW president “Arturo S. Rodriguez before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.” The Daily Caller reports that he will, indeed, be appearing “in character.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2010/09/22/thedc-exclusive-stephen-colbert-to-testify-before-house-immigration-subcommittee-friday/#ixzz10HpU23d8

  2. choicelady says:

    I really hope this can be a counterpoint to the absolute insanity that occupies this nation. I realize that if “they” win in November, MY job is set for life since they aren’t likely to go away anytime soon, and people who are appalled by what this nation hath wrought will flock to us for some solace (presuming we aren’t rounded up and at Manzanar, not as tourists.) But I don’t want McCarthyism redux, thanks anyway. In the age of instant communication, they would do so much more damage than in the 50s, I can’t even wrap my mind around it all.

    I am SO appalled that Carl Paladino, surely one of the crassest, venal, and stupidest men of all time, has won the Republican nomination for governor of NY. Will that assure Cuomo? Who knows? GOTV was never EVER more important.

    I am about to give up hope, but I must say that this delightful rally and spoof has lifted my spirits. I just have one question -- why does the pic of Jon Stewart make him look like Lawrence O’Donnell? If Stewart ever took himself that seriously, we are all in a world of hurt.

    I’m seriously thinking about going to DC for this. It would be worth it!

    • kesmarn says:

      So good to see you again, c’lady! Since I fairly often end up taking care of psych patients, I think I may join you in the job security department if “they” win in November. Either the T-Bag people will be hospitalized when people actually figure them out, or “we” will be when we see what they have wrought.

      Like you, I’m seriously mulling the possibility of going to DC at the end of October. The problem with “us,” though, as opposed to “them,” is that so many of “us” have “real jobs with real responsibilities,” to quote the awful responsibility-shirking Ms. Palin. TeaBag people are either the comfortably retired, the very, very eccentric (who would be as comfortable pushing a shopping cart full of “stuff” down the street in DC as in any other major city and can be easily bussed from place to place by the Koch brothers), or the young and deluded (which includes children who are dragged to these events by parents who couldn’t find Klan rallies to attend that weekend).

      Thanks to the Bush economy, not all of us can afford air/train travel and accommodations in a fairly pricey town, either. So it looks as though our numbers and/or passion are inferior to theirs. Please, let it not be so…

      I loved the part of the invitation to the event in which early hotel reservations are strongly recommended — by Colbert, because “otherwise your children will turn gay” — and by The Voice of Reason “because you’ll have a better chance of getting a room.” 😀

  3. whatsthatsound says:

    18 Trillion? Wow. I hope they’ll have at least 300 billion Johnny-on-the-Spots set up.

    • bitohistory says:

      Well, I’m not going unless they are equipped with these “modest attributes.”

      iPod bath tissue dock
      This very creative use of space and function means everyone in the family can enjoy their own tunes while taking a visit to room fondly known as the loo.
      With four integrated high-performance moisture-free speakers, a shuffle function and integrated


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