Click the link below to watch The Rally to Resotire Sanity live:

http://www.comedycentral.com/dcrallylive/

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boomer1949
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kesmarn
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Someone sent me this analysis of the rally, written by Chris Hedges. I wonder if there’s any validity to this point of view?

Politics in America has become spectacle. It is another form of show business. The crowd in Washington, well trained by television, was conditioned to play its role before the cameras. The signs

Khirad
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Not that it should matter over the content, but the same aerial crowd estimates CBS did for Beck’s rally at 87,000 put this one at 215,000.

Kalima
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Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, I was told to come back later to watch clips from the rally. Who do I have to bribe to get to see what I want to see, and how much does it cost?

Can’t we just behave and all have the same time zone?

Khirad
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Khirad
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“Judy McGrath, the chief executive of Viacom’s MTV Networks unit, said she had been told by the Parks Service that there were “well over 200,000 people” in attendance.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/us/politics/31rally.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Oh, and by the way, while there were many spry looking youth there, I’m now sick of the under 30 meme of Jon Stewart’s audience. I know demographically that is generally true, but I saw all races, probably all religious views and all ages there in the crowd.

bito
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Now we are all k’es on Vox. Pizza is on her! 🙂

kesmarn
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Holy crap! I just checked my VISA account and there’s a charge for $3548.57 worth of pizza!! What the…..??

I knew I should’ve stayed home to keep an eye on things!

But no– here I am at my Pricelined hotel, with the fave 4th grader, celebrating a good report card at a place with an indoor pool — and everything goes to pot. (Literally?)

I have to say, they have great wifi here, though! Now back to playing the bed jumping game! (C’mon, confess up…you’ve all done it.)

Kalima
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$3548.57 worth of pizza, what was on it, imported caviar?

Wasn’t me, I keep mine in the freezer.

Once my favourite pass time, jumping up and down on the bed.:)

Have lots of fun kes.

kesmarn
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Thank you, Kalima! We’re winding down now. Watched some cartoons in bed via Netflix online. I’ve never gone to bed with SpongeBob Squarepants before. I hope he doesn’t snore…

Kalima
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I’m not familiar with Spongesquare Bobpants either kes. If he snores, send him a bill. 🙂

kesmarn
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SpongeBob is the cartoon paragon of manliness. 4th graders worship his wit and good-nature:

[img]http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Previews/SpongeBob-SquarePants-p35.jpg[/img]

PatsyT
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Hey, how did I land in Ohio?

Haruko Haruhara
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That was fun. Now we play soccer.

Khirad
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Dayyum, this speech Jon is giving is good!!!

I need to see a transcript of this later.

PatsyT
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Yep, sometimes the promised land is just New Jersey !

kesmarn
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“When we amplify everything, we hear nothing.”

“The exhausting effort it takes to hate…”

“The press is our immune system…”

Khirad
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There were too many. I already forgot some of the early ones.

Need a transcript.

Right after I clicked to MSNBC – “Abdul Mutallab” Clicked to FOX “terrorist” [I’m not kidding, this is what I heard for real click from one channel to the other quickly] and then I landed on CNN, and Dana Bash was trying to make sense of the message, after the guy told her – they were beating up the MSM.

Like they’d ever take the fracking hint.

Khirad
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I never want this to end and Tuesday to come.

I’ve had genuine feelings of warmth and hope again.

And in the back of my head – seeing Congress in the background….

bito
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vote

Khirad
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It was disheartening when making calls the other day, I would get the “I’m tired” routine from a 30ish woman, etc.

I mean, Jesse Kelly is f***ing insane!!!

Of course, others seemed pretty fired up about that.

kesmarn
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Is Obama supposed to make an appearance? Or did I miss it?

Khirad
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I haven’t heard anything about that, but they seemed to have kept the wraps on a lot of stars so far.

bito
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Has AH made an appearance? I hope I missed her.

kesmarn
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I haven’t seen her, but I briefly flipped to PuffyHo and it is a photo collage that should be entitled: “Homage to Aryana.” Many, many pics of the Princess uneasily sidling down the bus aisles, trying not to make contact with the riff-raff, or even touch anything bussy and germy.

Haruko Haruhara
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Sheryl Crow!

Khirad
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Is looking good.

I thought Kid Rock was a Republican, too?

bito
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Why-how does she get better looking with age? Doesn’t work for me! 🙂

kesmarn
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The girl can sing.

kesmarn
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Whoopee! just found this! (AdLib…even when you’re on vacation! What can I say?)

Wow. Crowd is huge. One person carrying a sign: “Every Word on this Sign is Spelled Correctly.”