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Offline VekseidTopic starter

John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« on: September 19, 2010, 02:38:54 AM »
October 30th, Washington D.C. Mall. Videos can be gleaned from the Daily Show and Colbert Nation sites:

http://www.rallytorestoresanity.com/

Colbert, of course, has a response:

http://www.keepfearalive.com/

If I could get my vehicle repaired in time I'd be there with a giant sign.

Brilliant timing on Stewart's part, for certain.

Offline alxnjsh

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 04:06:45 PM »
If it wasn't so last minute, we could have done some kind of carpool. Unfortunately I've got work up the ying yang on the 30th and 31st  :-(

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Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 05:10:24 PM »
I might be going.  It's only a few hours away for me.

Offline Wolfy

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 05:42:09 PM »
T_T..I want to go....but alas, it's so far away...

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 07:37:26 PM »
If it wasn't so last minute, we could have done some kind of carpool. Unfortunately I've got work up the ying yang on the 30th and 31st  :-(

That does get me a bit. This would have been far more effectively announced just after Beck's rally - more people would have been able to schedule and the announcement wouldn't be nearly as forced. I imagine Viacom may have sat on its thumbs on the idea, though, so I wouldn't outright blame Stewart... but still : /

Offline Wolfy

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 08:35:05 PM »
Well, he has been planning this announcement for a week or so now...people had probably already guessed what it was, but just didn't know the date and time.

People have already been wanting Colbert to do a counter-rally to Beck's...even going so far as to release doves and things. lol

Offline Paradox

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 08:14:33 AM »
The girlfriend and I are going since it's only a few hours away, and her brother lives outside of D.C., so we can stay with him for the night.

Offline ShadesofGrey

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 02:37:49 AM »
Yeah, I'm on the wrong coast to go to it, but it sounds brilliant. Have a friend from NYC that's going, so she can have enough fun for us both I hope.

I would love to see Glenn Beck and Jon debate. Wouldn't that just be awesome? ;D

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 03:29:20 AM »
People like Glenn Beck have triggers, I'd be surprised if Glenn wasn't aware of that and the risk he'd be taking by having someone like John Stewart tear into him.

Offline itsbeenfun2000

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 09:48:06 PM »
glenn beck would never debate someone unless he had control of the situation

Offline Revolverman

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 10:52:48 PM »
I woudn't have them in the same room unless Rob Riggle was there to watch Stewart's back.

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 10:57:14 PM »
That would be fair, apparently Glenn Beck has a personal bodyguard too.

Offline Wolfy

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 11:19:25 PM »
Well, Glenn already commented that Colbert and Stewart are going to "Activate the Youth" as if they have some kind of WMD. O_o

Offline Two Faced

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 11:30:35 PM »
I'll be going, if I can manage. It's only an hour and a half away on a bad traffic day. I'm not entirely sure what to expect... but it should prove interesting. (Colbert seems to be focusing on it a lot more then Stewart on his show, too. But Colbert always was more focused on entertainment.)
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 11:31:56 PM by Sigma Octantis »

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2010, 03:30:30 AM »
Well, Glenn already commented that Colbert and Stewart are going to "Activate the Youth" as if they have some kind of WMD. O_o

It's a seven point swing if his demographic is activated. To republicans, that is a nightmare.

Offline Revolverman

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 04:45:08 AM »
Well, Glenn already commented that Colbert and Stewart are going to "Activate the Youth" as if they have some kind of WMD. O_o

You know Glenn has lost it when he is stealing plot points from AMERICAN DAD.

Offline TheVillain

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 05:57:24 PM »
I'm thinking of going myself actually. I live in Missouri but I'm unemployed so fuck it, why not?

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Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2010, 07:22:20 PM »
Well, Glenn already commented that Colbert and Stewart are going to "Activate the Youth" as if they have some kind of WMD. O_o

You mean 'The Youth' isn't a WMD?  [/curmudgeon]  ;D

Offline Wolfy

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2010, 09:53:37 AM »
You mean 'The Youth' isn't a WMD?  [/curmudgeon]  ;D

No..but they sure make a mess like one. *Rimshot*

Offline itsbeenfun2000

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2010, 11:44:29 PM »
I think stewart and colberts dualing rallies will do wonders for people who need to see what beck is doing to this country

Offline Wolfy

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2010, 11:49:50 PM »
It's not just Beck. The entirety of Fox news can be blamed as well. >_>

Offline TheVillain

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2010, 12:08:06 AM »
Well, I give Shep a pass personally. He does drink from the company kool-aid, but not nearly as much. When you see his eyes when he's obviously thinking "What the fuck is wrong with you people" it's a thing of beauty.

Offline Wolfy

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2010, 12:11:28 AM »
I love how Fox News Bad mouths the main funder for the Ground Zero Mosque..yet never say his full name, nor show his picture. Why? Because he owns 2/3rds(or is at least one of the primary shareholders) of Newscorp, the company that owns..FOX NEWS.

So. ****ing. Hilarious to see them try and dance around it.

Offline Ignaddio

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2010, 12:47:30 AM »
I plan on showing up, as Washington DC is practically just a trip down the interstate for me.

Also, some people who can't make it are planning satellite rallies in their areas.

Iirc, reddit's community had a large part in motivating Stephen Colbert to the task.

Offline Wolfy

Re: John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2010, 10:08:35 PM »
Teehee....the One thing that the people of Congress laughed at at Colbert's hearing(Paraphasing):

"I trust that after hearing me speak, members of congress, that you will continue to work towards the people's best interests, as you always do."


....and they laughed at that. o3o

...(Though I probably got the quote wrong)