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Posted at 11:44 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Stewart, Colbert to host rallies on Mall

By Terri Rupar

Comedy Central says that the hosts of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" will host opposing rallies on the National Mall on Oct. 30.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity
www.thedailyshow.com
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"The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart plans a Rally to Restore Sanity. On the rally's Web site, it says: "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."

Below the description is a button that says "Don't Click Here," which leads you to www.keepfearalive.com, the site for Stephen Colbert's rally. His instructions to readers are the following: "Pack an overnight bag with five extra sets of underwear -- you're going to need them. Because, to Restore Truthiness we must always... Shh!!! What's that sound?! I think there's someone behind you! Run!"

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Posted by: Miserlou57 | September 17, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

I would love to go! Just in time for the holidays.

Posted by: blklez6 | September 17, 2010 12:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm totally stoked about going to this rally. It's taken far too long for the reasoned majority to show their passions, let's see what bogus crowd estimates Fox Propaganda Channel puts out for this one. I hope CBS will do another scientific survey to get a good estimate.

Posted by: NatsMan21 | September 17, 2010 2:14 AM | Report abuse

I'm in Florida but trying to get back home to Maryland, and I will most definitely be there!

Posted by: MadamDeb | September 17, 2010 2:19 AM | Report abuse

"Rally to Restore Sanity"?

More like "Everybody's an Idiot Except You and Me"

That's the theme of his popular college touring show, which of course is perfect for the 18-22 year-old mentality.

Posted by: corco02az | September 17, 2010 6:17 AM | Report abuse

The comedy of these 2 progressive clowns hosting this reminds me of stupid teenage humor.. not funny..

Posted by: ghendric | September 17, 2010 6:43 AM | Report abuse

And ghendric proves once again that conservatives and republiCANTS have NO sense of humor!

Posted by: suec716 | September 17, 2010 6:46 AM | Report abuse

At least we'll die laughing!!

"Few seem to realise that the present IPCC models predict almost unanimously that by 2040 the average summer in Europe will be as hot as the summer of 2003 when over 30,000 died from heat. By then we may cool ourselves with air conditioning and learn to live in a climate no worse than that of Baghdad now. But without extensive irrigation the plants will die and both farming and natural ecosystems will be replaced by scrub and desert. What will there be to eat? The same dire changes will affect the rest of the world and I can envisage Americans migrating into Canada and the Chinese into Siberia but there may be little food for any of them." --Dr James Lovelock's lecture to the Royal Society, 29 Oct. '07

Posted by: dobermantmacleod | September 17, 2010 6:56 AM | Report abuse

I would love to go, but I'm not like the lazy a** Tea Party people who sit around and complain about everything.

I work and take care of grand kids.

Posted by: rha39 | September 17, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

These are both the only rallies I have ever considered going to in my life. If I lived near the national mall...I would be there. This is the only comment I have ever posted on some site like this in my life, and probably my last since fortunately I have better things to do and no one here is looking for my wisdom. Cheers, mark

Posted by: mrgs1001 | September 17, 2010 7:03 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, yeah, and hosted by the Left's versions of Palin and Beck. I’m sure they’ll get maximum coverage by the somber and admiring media, sort of a repeat of the Berlin Wall coming down. I guess too there will be plenty of ACORN and NBPP reps to help the dimwits fill out their voter registrations, 2-3 per person. The truth is that most of the determined and concerned voters in America are too interactive in their communities to make the pilgrimage to DC. They’ll be the ones who show up at the polls in November.

Posted by: OIFVet06 | September 17, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse

I live in Australia, but if I lived close enough to Washington DC to attend either Colbert's or Stewart's rally then I would be worried that some naughty words that are especially popular among children would somehow be bleeped out, the way they are in Australia when either of those entertainers' shows is on television. Such a daft state of affairs must be bleeping bad for the advertisers.

Whereas the naughty words that are uttered exuberantly by Bill Maher or his guests on pay-TV in Australia are _not_ bleeped out, so I happily switch to his _Real Time_ whenever I can.

Posted by: LeighOats | September 17, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

corco02az and OIFVet06, Does it hurt in your little pea brain when you spew such bile? I mean..it must have taken everything you've got...rubbing those two synapses together...to come up with your witticism....I have some aspirin for you.

Posted by: swatkins1 | September 17, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

That's the day before Marine Corps Marathon, which we are doing and we'll be in town...Can't wait, of course I'll go!!!!!! They are the voices of sanity in a sea of idiots!

Posted by: carolineC1 | September 17, 2010 7:31 AM | Report abuse

Are there rules banning signs? If not, I am starting on my Palin is an Idiot sign right now. Maybe a picture of her looking at her hand where she's written "I am an idiot." Or, Palin's reading list: National Enquirer, Wasilla Times, Reader's Digest . . .

Posted by: Afraid4USA | September 17, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

@OIFVet06:
The Right's version of Stewart and Colbert is someone like P. J. O'Rourke. He's a Conservative humorist who was on the National Lampoon and appears on "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" on NPR ... O-h-h-h, I get it. That disqualifies him from true Conservitude, since it indicates that he has a modicum of intelligence.

Posted by: bertbkatz | September 17, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Says swatkins1 "September 17, 2010 7:22 AM"):

"corco02az and OIFVet06, Does it hurt in your little pea brain when you spew such bile? I mean..it must have taken everything you've got...rubbing those two synapses together...to come up with your witticism....I have some aspirin for you."

Never mind, s. For some occult reason they and their fellow throwbacks can't do without WaPo. They seem to revel in the most liberal atmosphere among the world's MSM.

Posted by: LeighOats | September 17, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

It is about time! I plan to attend both...Stewart first and then a peek at the Colbert, Keep Fear Alive! Promoting fear is so much fun...I hope Newt Gingrich will be there with his wives and children..He is such a toot! By then Newt will have thought up some more ways to make our President even darker and more frightening...Keep Newt the hoot's scare alive! Only in the USA!

Posted by: judithclaire1939 | September 17, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Oh, so now that the OTHER side is pissed and not going to take it anymore, it's time for people to settle down. Except for the last 8 years, Stewart's been screaming about the republicans and pretty much shouting like the punk he is.

Sorry Stewart. Shoe's on the other foot. America is waking up to the socialism you guys are trying to sell with your smirky form of comedy that the liberals love to push on the American public.

Suck it up Jon! Your side is fixing to get tossed to the curb for the "forward-thinking" policies you keep trying to shove down everyone's throats.

ROFLMFAO!!!!! Calm down America....calm down....it's all OK.....no need to be angry about the government growing in HUGE increments and getting into every single area of your life.....just calm down!

Bite me.

Posted by: stinkyliberals | September 17, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

But do not come back and say you did not realize Oct 30 is the anniversary of the 1873 debut in New York City of the P. T. Barnum's circus, Greatest Show on Earth. Because you should have known. Also, out of respect, make sure not to stand on the same steps Glenn Beck stood to reclaim civil rights for all of us.
It is about time. We badly need comic relief. I hope we can laugh our hatred off. Lighten up people.
http://silentconscience.blogspot.com/

Posted by: zafarz | September 17, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

Despite a personal history of liking good political humor, I despise these people and will never go to see them in any event. They are despicable.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | September 17, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Count me in, should be a hoot and people need to know most of us in the USA are reasonable people that do not buy the horse feces political pundits and social commentators shovel for profit.

Get ready for more moronic comments from the No-Neck Basement Dwellers, they haven't hit their 30% or so yet.

Posted by: jmccas | September 17, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Of all the rallies, I have to be out of town for this one. Wish I could attend. It would be nice to attend a rally with people who just want to have a few laughs.

Posted by: 12345leavemealone | September 17, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

This is a great idea - the perfect way to show the pundits, media and the rest of America that the vast majority of people want to crazy fringe lunatics, Glenn Becks, Sarah Palins, etc., to sit down and shut the F up. I will be there and will bring everyone I can.

Posted by: tedplaw | September 17, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Try as they might, all of the USA's _paid_ comic talent combined---Colbert, Stewart, Maher, Fey and the rest---fail to hold a candle to the hilariousness personified by the Bombe Alaska. She has her proficient imitators, but if we value authentic comicality then we must go to the past master of unpaid accidental wit.

The Republican candidate from Delaware for the US Senate looks set to become a reliable understudy for her, though. Also.

Posted by: LeighOats | September 17, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

stinkyliberals wrote:
ROFLMFAO!!!!! Calm down America....calm down....it's all OK.....no need to be angry about the government growing in HUGE increments and getting into every single area of your life.....just calm down!

Bite me.

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You should definitely attend the Keep Fear Alive March. I don't think Stephen's writers could have composed a more stereotypically paranoid sentence.

Posted by: billyvw | September 17, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Hope the stoners that watch the Comedy Channel don't sleep in too late that day. Newsflash, one day you will have to grow up, get a real job, and pay your way in society. Including healthcare & retirement. I know, total buzz kill dude. The people who watch this show are losers living in Mommy's basement who have to hide the bong when they here the door open. Put that in your pipe and smoke it !!

Posted by: NCvotingGOP | September 17, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Why, yes they are so smart, and courteous, too. They act just like Obama - he belittles anyone with whom he is in disagreement. Remember Obama saying, " Look who they have speaking for them - A PLUMBER!! A PLUMBER!!" He denigrates working people, people who work with their hands, and he still doesn't get why so many are angry especially now that the government wants to take over all private retirement plans. In fact, THIS WEEK Obama's Treasury and Labor Departments are holding outrageous, executive branch hearings on nationalization of retirement accounts. Your nest egg is in their cross-hairs; you know, to "protect you" from losing your own money. Congressional heavyweights such as Rep. George Miller (D-CA) have already held hearings on "merging" 401(k)s, IRAs, and other tax-advantaged private savings programs into the failed Social Security program. But then, Obama sets a pretty low bar, and Stewart & Colbert and their acolytes have little trouble reaching it.

Posted by: BeanerECMO | September 17, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Fear? As one of history's most revered stinking liberals didn't quite say in 1933 in the early days of the Great Depression: The only thing we have to fear is the fear of splitting our sides laughing with Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

Posted by: LeighOats | September 17, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

NCvotingGOP Wrote:Hope the stoners that watch the Comedy Channel don't sleep in too late that day. Newsflash, one day you will have to grow up, get a real job, and pay your way in society. Including healthcare & retirement. I know, total buzz kill dude. The people who watch this show are losers living in Mommy's basement who have to hide the bong when they here the door open. Put that in your pipe and smoke it !!
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Wow, sorry to inform you redneck from NC, but just because bill o'reilly says Daily Show viewers are pot heads doesn't make it so. And I'm positive the audience of the Daily show contrubute more to society then you GOP doushes in NC... Anyway, feel free to call me a pot smoker even though I'm a USMC veteran, with a real job, and a MBA...not some idiot hick.

Posted by: OIFVET04 | September 17, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

I’d like to thank stinkyliberals for admitting to what we all know is true…that the crybaby TeabagNation is nothing but a bunch of sore loser jerkofz that miss their Idiot-in-Chief, George Dubya Bush.
For all their posturing and “oh, we didn’t like Bush, either” bull duty, they sat mute during the Great Disaster of 2000-2008, and voted Bush twice. They do not really care about smaller government and fiscal responsibility when a white guy who says ‘nukular’ is the one burning through money and legislating against science and progress. But let a black guy in there and start showing a little concern for your fellow man and it’s all, “Aaarrgggghhhh, Socialism!”.
Take a long walk off a short pier, toolbag. This country is not going back to the 1800’s any time soon. And when your Teabeegeebee candidates are swatted down one after another in November, you’ll get that. When HCR is not repealed, you’ll get it then, too. Because for every stalwart G. Gordon Liddy wannabe like you, there are several neighbors of yours who’re just as mentally challenged as you, but actually want their kids to do better than them. And that neighbor knows that Palin and Beck are going in the opposite direction.
Hurry and catch up, the Palin/Beck Express to 1855 is leaving the station, jammed full of boneheads like you who take their political cues not from a studied interest in the issues, but from unqualified bigmouths who pocket your money happily as they point off into the distance, screaming about the Huns.

Posted by: DAMNEDGENTLEMEN | September 17, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

I don't care what it takes, there is absolutely no way in hell that I am going to miss these rallies.

Posted by: jake555 | September 17, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

I'm totally stoked about going to this rally. It's taken far too long for the reasoned majority to show their passions, let's see what bogus crowd estimates Fox Propaganda Channel puts out for this one. I hope CBS will do another scientific survey to get a good estimate.


LMAO ! "The reasoned majority", then you promptly show your true liberal colors. LMAO !


Posted by: johnfchick1 | September 17, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

I love these guys. Notice this is the weekend right before the election. They are trying to wake us Dems up to the fact that if we don't go out and vote, we will have
even more conservative fringe in our Congress than we have already.

Let us get in the car and go!!

Posted by: canaldoc | September 17, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

From @garyemasters:
"Despite a personal history of liking good political humor, I despise these people and will never go to see them in any event. They are despicable."
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I would say the same about radical right-wing comics but...there aren't any!

Posted by: realworld51 | September 17, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Since the Tea Partiers (conservatives) traditionally haven't rallied and are now being pilloried as not having lives or jobs etc etc...does that mean the libs, Progressives and anarchists (redundant perhaps) haven't had lives all these years as well?

I wonder if I couldn't buy lunch for the entire crowd and have change left from a $20. Just saying.

Typical lib/comedian ploy. If they get a small but respectable crowd they will attach significance to the event. If it's a flop (as I suspect it will be) you will get the typical "It's coooomedy man, lighten up." as is usual when a lib is cornered by reality and logic.

Posted by: theduck6 | September 17, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Keep fear alive! lolol I will be there!

Posted by: johng1 | September 17, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Ah, some sanity after two years of righty lies and spin. I'll be there, Jon.

Posted by: LifeBeforePrinciple | September 17, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse


I'm in Maryland, but I'd rather go to the dentist than listen to either of these blabbering liberals.

Posted by: jtcmd | September 17, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I'm too scared to attend Colbert's rally, and not sane enough to attend Stewart's. OMG, what will I do?

Answer: Pop some OxyContin and tune in Rush!

Posted by: Garak | September 17, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Anyone remember the Silent Majority? That's the idea the conservatives trotted out way back when to argue that all those people protesting Vietnam didn't represent the values of the majority of Americans. Well, now conservatives are claiming the Tea Party does represent the true majority of Americans. I will be down on the Mall on October 30th to show that there are people who aren't swayed by hate and fear. And before you mock us for following a basic-cable comedian, what do you think Glen Beck is?

Posted by: mi2md | September 17, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I WILL BE THERE!!!!

this is gonna be awesome!

"hey, we're all gettin' laid!"

Posted by: ae-inc | September 17, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

corco02az: you're just bitter because you couldn't get into college.

Posted by: steve1231 | September 17, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Am shopping for airline tickets! Already have a pleasure trip to DC scheduled earlier in October but want to come back for these events.

Posted by: pherdchn | September 17, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

I understand that Al Sharpton will be also be holding another counter rally entitled "Where's My M.....ing Dream?" to be held in the Third Street Tunnel.

Posted by: CubsFan | September 17, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Sweet, maybe they could tack on an anti-war protest as well that was all the rage during the non-Obama days. Guess war is like totally awesome now that Captain Mommy Pants is running the show.

Posted by: permagrin | September 17, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

It is pretty funny. Stewart is hilarious and I'm sure the rally will make me laugh.

But what's also funny is how rallying against what the government is doing is something to be mocked and made fun of now that a Democrat is in power. For some reason, people who protest Obama are to be mocked (e.g. "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.")

But Stewart and Colbert would never have mocked Bush protestors in this fashion. I have little time for political rallies and wonder about people who spend so much time participating in them, but don't both sides deserve to have fun poked at them?

Posted by: Eric12345 | September 17, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

The only thing that could make this any better would be Tina Fey making an appearance as Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin...

Make that happen!

Posted by: lastaxell | September 17, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

will john or stephen actually "hold the constitution" in their hands- like glenn beck did?

Posted by: earthling | September 17, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

NCvotingGOP,
Wait...we're lazy stoners? I thought we were elitists? I'm confused.

Posted by: sunny617 | September 17, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

OIFVet04, your ownership of that mouth-breather is so complete its got a receipt.

well said.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | September 17, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

well, we know where all the college sophmores and internet dwellers will be on Oct 30.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | September 17, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

As a Moderate Conservative, I would be at Jon's rally and hold up a sign "give the Tea Party Coolaid". They are an abomination to the Republican Party. Many are Libertarians in disguise and have moved the party of Lincoln to the Extreme. Perhaps moderate Republicans will see the light and vote against the idiots representing the TP. Grid lock is not what government is about.

Posted by: beachbum1938 | September 17, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

"Rally to Restore Sanity"?

More like "Everybody's an Idiot Except You and Me"

That's the theme of his popular college touring show, which of course is perfect for the 18-22 year-old mentality.

Posted by: corco02az
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Boy, you repukes sure get your panties in a bunch. Don't worry, there is still nothing funnier than watching you teabaggers pretend to love this country.

Posted by: LABC | September 17, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

well, we know where all the college sophmores and internet dwellers will be on Oct 30.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns
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That should make your asian porn downloading time faster - ahhh, a silver cloud...

Posted by: LABC | September 17, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Hope the stoners that watch the Comedy Channel don't sleep in too late that day. Newsflash, one day you will have to grow up, get a real job, and pay your way in society. Including healthcare & retirement. I know, total buzz kill dude. The people who watch this show are losers living in Mommy's basement who have to hide the bong when they here the door open. Put that in your pipe and smoke it !!

Posted by: NCvotingGOP | September 17, 2010 8:17 AM
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I have a master's degree, work in IT, and own multiple properties. I enjoy watching both of these shows on Comedy Central as well as the standup comedy. You are very presumptuous. Is this something you learned in NC or just your own personality?

PS. it's interesting that the children who attend your universities (which are very good) don't tend to stay in NC after graduation.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | September 17, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

ghendric also misses (or dismisses) the important role of the jester in providing an antipode to the ruler(s). The jester was the one member of the Court who could skewer the powers without fear of reprisal and gave needed balance to the grim rhetoric which has characterized governments forever. Stewart and Colbert provide the invaluable service of holding up a mirror to the Government, pointing out inconsistencies and stupidities which would otherwise be covered over in the flood of image and rhetoric generated by media. More importantly, Stewart and Colbert, by means of irony in the first instance and mockery in the second, spotlight the fatuous and often vicious invective which spews from the so-called "news" channels, particularly Fox News, which is so blatantly partisan that it should make all thinking citizens change the channel and deprive the hate- and fear-mongers the one thing they thrive on: ratings. Rupert Murdoch has said that what Fox broadcasts is not news, but entertainment. The sole objective of the Becks and Hannitys and O'Reillys is to inculcate fear and anger in the populace, thereby boosting their ratings. Just don't listen. They lie, and Stewart and Colbert have made it their mission to expose those lies. We should thank them.

Posted by: cdopr8r | September 17, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

As a lifelong sane person who grew up in 'Hail to the Redskins' Washington D.C. area - Maryland, with no republican mental lapses - I think maybe, or maybe KNOT?

I now live in Denver Colorado and will come and stay with ol' friends and attend the rallies IF - just like the famous local NPR matching pledge drives, I get local 50 people that also pledge to attend that haven't already pledged to attend and who are really sane and will seriously do it!

This obviously is a double-down dare ya bunch of dead ass lameos!

Posted by: danglingwrangler | September 17, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

I'm in Maryland, but I'd rather go to the dentist than listen to either of these blabbering liberals.

Posted by: jtcmd
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rather go, or have to, jethrow?

Posted by: LABC | September 17, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Yep i will be there right im right in MD!!!! will be at the rally Oct. 2 and on the Oct. 30th..... BTW the poll is stupid its all one ralley! No need to split up if your going to Colbert or Stewart rally. I swear the pundits/critics realize how engergize the democrat base will be come Nov 2nd

Posted by: AllforOne | September 17, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

This is an apt way for liberals to spread their viewpoint, through a couple of comedians. I mean, they get their news from Comedy Central, they might as well go see the newscasters.

Posted by: r_leever | September 17, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

As a lifelong sane person who grew up in 'Hail to the Redskins' Washington D.C. area - Maryland, with no republican mental lapses - I think maybe, or maybe KNOT?

I now live in Denver Colorado and will come and stay with ol' friends and attend the rallies IF - just like the famous local NPR matching pledge drives, I get local 50 people that also pledge to attend that haven't already pledged to attend and who are really sane and will seriously do it!

This obviously is a double-down dare ya bunch of dead ass lameos!

Posted by: danglingwrangler | September 17, 2010 10:05 AM

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Dangling,

I'm in & bringing 2 friends! (Typically we leave town or avoid downtown during any demonstration or big event.

& to the guy who believes everything O'Reilly says, here's the problem: like everyone, he's making stuff up to increase his image of credibility. Just because he says it convincingly doesn't make it true.

Use your publically supported education to get the facts and form your own opinion - don't let anyone hijack the one thing you have - your ability to think for yourself.

And thanks for the tip on Beck - I didn't realize he was trying to be funny. I wonder if his followers realized this. I'll try watching him again. Now that I know he's a parody, it might be a little easier.

Posted by: anonymouslurker | September 17, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

At least there won't be any teabaggers desecrating the flag by wearing it draped across their flabby, 55-year old chests as an unbuttoned polo shirt.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | September 17, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

This is potentially the largest gathering of nuts in one place which is quite appropriate for fall. If the media really covers the event the graphics should be hillarious.

Posted by: topgun97365 | September 17, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Just what we need. More clowns playing politics.

Pretty sad when the comedians start to take themselves seriously.

At least Colbert is funny, which is more than I can say for Stewart.

Posted by: postfan1 | September 17, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

If I can (Saturdays! Such a deal!!), I will - and promise that I will NOT drape the flag over my flabby 66-year-old body. As for a "gathering of nuts," at least we know we're nuts (i.e. have a sense of humor, some humility, open-mindedness, belief in common courtesy, a liberal education, open discussion, and respect for others).

Posted by: jujones1 | September 17, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

It will be nice to see people rallying who have waists smaller than 40 and no gray or white facial hair.

Posted by: Grandblvd03 | September 17, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I'm going to the One Nation Working Together Rally on 10/02, but I'd love to go to both of their rallies on 10/30 but am already committed elsewhere.

Posted by: AverageJane | September 17, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

jtcmd I'm in Maryland, but I'd rather go to the dentist than listen to either of these blabbering liberals.

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But you're not even invited. It's a rally to Restore Sanity and both are for serious people who can't stand the screaming voices from the right. We're rather laugh at you.
Go find your own rally.

Posted by: Realitycheck6 | September 17, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Stewart had the best line about Delaware dingbat O'Donnell: "The Palin is strong with this one."

BTW, if you want to see photos of Tea Party America, go here:

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/

Posted by: petworth | September 17, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

This is wonderful! For the first time in years, I feel hopeful for our country! Imagine! A rally for the true patriotic Americans!!!!

Posted by: WITCHBAND | September 17, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

It will be nice to see people rallying who have waists smaller than 40 and no gray or white facial hair.

Posted by: Grandblvd03 | September 17, 2010 10:53 AM

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hmmm....you just described on of the friends I'm bringing. I hope it's ok. Just goes to show you what a diverse group of friends one can have.

Posted by: anonymouslurker | September 17, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Comedians posing as politicians, I don't get the premise. Maybe because I'm old and don't watch the Comedy channel. Is this supposed to be taken serious by real voters or just an attempt to one up the Glen Beck rally? I'll bet the crowd count will be inflated for this stupid rally.

Posted by: whineridentifier | September 17, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

This is going to be the gift that keeps on giving long after the shows are over. The spin teabagger media is going to give in an attempt to frame this as some kind of legitimate 'liberal outburst' is going to be priceless.

Posted by: washpost18 | September 17, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

"This is an apt way for liberals to spread their viewpoint, through a couple of comedians. I mean, they get their news from Comedy Central, they might as well go see the newscasters.

Posted by: r_leever"

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So - I'm guessing you get your news from that OTHER Comedy channel - Fox News?

Posted by: pfallsgirl | September 17, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

First franken, who failed on his algore sponsored/soros "America" show and is "playing senator" and demeaning the Senate -- and now - here come the clowns- - attempting to assemble all the 18 - 26 people ( I get my news from the Comedy channel because "it's fun and I don't have to think!!!!)
My bet is these "rallys" are going to be so small, so dirty/messy and so inane, that not even msnbc will cover
it after the first few seconds!!
Our Founding Fathers must be looking down and weeping!!
After all those great men did, and all the troops that gave their lives defending the Constitution, and these clowns are attempting to trash it!!
I thought stewart's inartful, stupid and embarrassing president dinner catastrophe would have sent him into hiding.
The guy has no horor!!!

Posted by: thornegp2626 | September 17, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

I agree with Bill O'Reilly...a bunch of stoned slackers.
Rally hosted by Colbert & Stewart isn't significantly different from a Grateful Dead concert just no one has a job to get up for the next morning.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 17, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm on the side of the dooshbog...

Posted by: srb2 | September 17, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I was so excited when hearing this last night then I had to pause. Is it true or is it a joke? I honestly wasn't sure until I checked the Daily Show Web site today.

As for the two shows, to get the humor you have to know the news already. Then Stewart and Colbert put a spin on it that is priceless.

Posted by: atravsky | September 17, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

"I agree with Bill O'Reilly...a bunch of stoned slackers.
Rally hosted by Colbert & Stewart isn't significantly different from a Grateful Dead concert just no one has a job to get up for the next morning."

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 17, 2010 11:31 AM

Is this mental constipation or what ?
Keep trying... push.... you can do it...

Posted by: danglingwrangler | September 17, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Here I thought Jon Stewart used his show to skewer pomposity especially the media which seems to thrive on a story line of the day that is sometimes at odds with any factual basis. After Wednesday's predictable opinions by the media that the wins by tea-partiers on Tuesday night had created an opening for Democrats in November, Stewart brought on his panel of "experts" to explain how the Democrats would "bleep" it up in November. As usual, the analysis was spot on. Politics is the vehicle but the target is those driving the cars, Fox, CNN and MSNBC. Watch, they will be talking about this today in an oh so serious manner.

Posted by: sroso12 | September 17, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Nice comment BigDaddy651 - "just no one has a job to get up for the next morning" - from a guy slacking off from work (or jobless) to make web posts at 11:30 in the morning. What, Days of our Lives isn't on yet?

Posted by: chop1 | September 17, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Jon Stewart's audience is smarter than Bill O'Reilly's - http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/6117542 - so the "his viewers are stoned and jobless" line of thinking by the old, white, rotund geezers making this argument is not only stale but also false...

Posted by: chop1 | September 17, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I never thought I would write these words ever-- There is an important political rally I have to go to!!!

Posted by: halbardier | September 17, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

I'll be coming over from France for this.

Posted by: darling_ailie | September 17, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

"Keep Fear Alive !!!!

Vote Repub-Bagger

Posted by: loulor | September 17, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Panem et circenses, 21st century style.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_circuses

Posted by: CarolAnne1 | September 17, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Yay! Can't wait!

Posted by: chunche | September 17, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

You couldn't have waited until after youth Fall soccer season and before youth basketball season... No, wait. That won't work. After youth basketball and before baseball preseason... no, that overlaps.

Spring break? No, that won't work unless it's on Wednesday...

I guess youth sports scheduling has turned me into a moderate.

Posted by: dprogers64 | September 17, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, based on combined audiences there should be ~500 people there.

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 17, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

We need a button or two for this great October 30 rally, keep the voters focused. How about: SOS NOV2 (save our sanity on Nov 2)
just a thought..

Posted by: dudh | September 17, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

How sad that we have to rely on comedians to pull moderate and rational voices together, but hey, I'm glad somebody is doing it! I expect a far bigger turnout than any of the TP/Beck/nutter rallies. And sorry righties, it won't just be stoned slackers.

Posted by: shstl | September 17, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

This is very interesting, from a societal point of view. If this idea actually does come off it will be curious to note if these "rallies" draw more participants than the Glenn Beck circus did. Although rife with controversial reasonings and solutions, the Glenn Beck circus was performed with all seriousness; while, these two comedians are "rallying" for the simple act of entertainment. From the look of the comments posted, I'd say more folks are going to show up for this because, well gosh, it's going to be fun.

May I suggest that they make the rally's theme song "Amused To Death", by Roger Waters. As I read the article I kept hearing the lyrics: "...and on eliminating every other reason for our sad demise./
The logged the only explanation left:/
This Species Has Amused Itself To Death!"

Only in this United States of Retards.

Posted by: whizkidz1 | September 17, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Jim Moron (Dem VA) will be there. So will his sidekick Gerry Connolly (Dem VA). They're only stealing another $250K each from the taxpayers to attend.

Rumor has it that Hugo Chavez will round out the event. Moron says he will wait in line all night to get Chavez's autograph.

BTW - the three pair of underwear are for the collective "tingling sensations" up and down the sheep's legs. So, take noseplugs too.

Posted by: Patriot12 | September 17, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Jim Moron (Dem VA) will be there. So will his sidekick Gerry Connolly (Dem VA). They're only stealing another $250K each from the taxpayers to attend.

Rumor has it that Hugo Chavez will round out the event. Moron says he will wait in line all night to get Chavez's autograph.

BTW - the three pair of underwear are for the collective "tingling sensations" up and down the sheep's legs. So, take noseplugs too.

Posted by: Patriot12 | September 17, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

In case you don't get it, both comedic commentators are on the same side; they just have different presentations of it.

Posted by: foofoofoo | September 17, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Already booked my hotel room for the 29th and 30th!!! Its gonna be the most fun you can have in DC without bribing a pol or hiring a &%$%^*% (tho I'm not sure there's a difference).

Posted by: totallypsyched | September 17, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse


Let us see if either of these two leftist clowns donates a $5 million check to the families of our fallen soldiers like the Restoring Honor rally did.

Posted by: screwjob21 | September 17, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Umm--Consider with whom we're dealing: A 2009 OSU study showed that some conservatives don't think that Colbert is joking.>

http://blog.su-spectator.com/2009/04/study-shows-conservatives-dont-think-colbert-is-joking/

Posted by: peterrk | September 17, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Bravo! Let satire once again rule. I can imagine the "Baltimore Sage" laughing himself silly, believing, as I do, that he is looking up at the trivia that passes for political entercourse, not discourse. How could that be?

My two favorite satirists are Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels” and “A Modest Proposal”; and Voltaire, author of “Candide”.

Swift used hyperbole to ridicule the inanities and insanities of Homo sapiens in the Age of Enlightenment. Swift found the Age of Enlightenment during the 18th century lacking in about anything one could imagine: numerous justifications for continuous war; meaningless divisions in religion and politics and on and on. In “A Modest Proposal’ he took pity on the poor Irish parents of children they could not afford, by selling them to the rich in Britain for their value as food. How could any food be as succulent as a baby roasted and served up on a bed of rose petals. He turned traditional values on their heads in favor of the emerging rationalism of the time.

Those who are subject to literalism in all things never appreciate turning the literal upside down; that is, pretending approval that is actually rebuking what he seems to approve of. Stephen Colbert is a master of this technique.

And for those who have not read Voltaire’s “Candide,” stop reading, rush to the nearest book store and buy a copy for laughs that will carry you through the worst of times. Voltaire takes aim at Dr. Paingloss' notion that we live in the best of all possible worlds. If that is so, why asks Candide to himself, why all these evils turned loose on good honest folks? Voltaire’s use of hyperbole will keep you doubled in laughter.

Posted by: grantup2gmailcom | September 17, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

The only thing we have to fear is fear based politics.

With appologies to FDR.

Posted by: DrS1 | September 17, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

LOL! My God they're serious!

Serious comedy?

Those two MSM poodles couldn't come up with a fact if it smacked em' upside the head!

Posted by: williepete1 | September 17, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

This old lady- months from 60 yrs old and her even older- by 15 months- husband will be attending the rally. We are both employed and have lived in the DC area all our lives and have seen many rallies come and go (and attended a few, yes). But I believe we are a part of the sane, voting, tax-paying majority in this country who know government is not perfect but are willing to work with it rather than against it. And Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are both very funny and very insightful. I strongly suspect we will not be the only ones there of the baby boomer generation.

Posted by: lmstretch | September 17, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Thes two are no great but this is very funny!

Posted by: crrobin | September 17, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Obviously the Comedy Channel feels threatened by Fox News and AM Talk Radio. Hasn't anyone told Rush and Glenn that more than half of their audience is listening for the laughs? Why else would anyone put us with Bachman's or Palin's screechey voices. You Betcha. Even O'Donnell is copying Palin's Act. Total lack of creativity there.

Posted by: chucko2 | September 17, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

What a great idea. Mock the Tea Party rallies, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, etc. right BEFORE the November mid-term elections. Thanks Stephen and Jon.

Posted by: dpunty | September 17, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Gee. These guys really, really miss George W. Bush. Not to worry. Speaker Boehner will be here soon enough.

Posted by: maxtel1910 | September 17, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

It WILL be political.

After the last year of right-wing venom, starting with the "Town Hall Meetings" and now with the Tea Baggers nominating that bimbo in Delaware, I'm tired of the ridiculousness of their politics!

And I will be at work on Monday morning.

Posted by: Anglo_Rider | September 17, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I've been completely excited about this ever since i saw it last night.... can't wait to break out my "keep F#$king that chicken" sign

Posted by: srobson02 | September 17, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

But, if we're all at the rallies, who's going to be around to dole out all the Republican WELFARE?? The farm "Subsidies", the TARP FUND, "Save My Corporation", "Save My Bank", and "Save My Auto Manufacturing Business", plus pick up the tab from all the idiots who don't know how to manage their credit cards, so they buy themselves everything and go belly up?? These are all big Republican WELFARE programs, at their finest, regardless of WHAT fancy names are used as a disguise! And then they say, it's the Democrats who like big government and are the big drain on thebudget!!?? They never look in thae mirror.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 17, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Although their politics aren't mine, I'm big fans of both of these guys and their shows. Very funny. But . . .

As a taxpaying resident of DC, I have to ask: how much are these shows/Comedy Central ads (because that's really what they are) going to cost the city? Stewart and Colbert are fellow U.S. citizens and so they have every right to assemble on the Mall with their fans, blah blah blah. But a wry parody of an actual rally/protest isn't itself a rally/protest. It's a show. And while the same could have been said of the Beck-led rally, the show business side of this Stewart/Colbert shin-dig is more obvious. It's basically an ad for their shows and brands. So maybe Colbert could do one of his sponsorship campaigns to raise money to help our city pay for his event, so I and my neighbors don't have to pay for it?

Also, I know this is supposed to be a hip response to Beck and Palin's event and everything, but isn't it just a wee bit offensive and insulting for a bunch of comedians to stage a couple of fake counter-events for what was, to many, a genuine political gathering? People the establishment likes have had events like that on the Mall for generations, but Beck and the Tea Party types hold an event -- one that you know the press was just dying to attack, but in the end found it couldn't -- and suddenly the snark brigades have to counter it? As entertainment, it's all great. As politics, I think it plays right into the hands of those who claim that the establishment/media/Hollywood types have nothing but contempt for regular Americans.

Just sayin'

Posted by: dcpost1 | September 17, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Here's the problem with all this: they are holding this rally the last weekend before the elections. So will hundreds of thousands of progressives...who should be working GOTV canvasses...go to DC instead? This could be a potential nightmare for Democratic candidates.

Posted by: FactChecker1 | September 17, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Yes, to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s proposed assemblage in Washington D.C. Let satire return to put the great pretenders in their place instead of visa versa.

My two favorite satirists of all time are Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels” and “A Modest Proposal”; and Voltaire, author of “Candide”.

Swift used hyperbole to ridicule the inanities and insanities of Homo sapiens in the Age of Enlightenment. Swift found the Age of Enlightenment during the 18th lacking in about anything one could imagine: numerous justifications for continuous war; meaningless divisions in religion and on and on. In “A Modest Proposal’ he took pity on the parents of children they could not afford, by selling them to rich in Britain for their value as food. He turned traditional values on their heads in favor of the emerging rationalism of the time.

Those who are subject to literalism in all things never appreciate turning the literal upside down; that is, pretending approval of that which is actually a rebuke of what the satirist seems to approve of. Stephen Colbert is a master of this technique.

And for those who have not read Voltaire’s “Candide” stop reading, rush to the nearest book store and buy a copy for laughs that will carry you through the worst of times. Voltaire takes aim at Dr. Paingloss ‘notion that we live in the best of all possible worlds. If that is so, asks Candide, why all these evils are turned loose on good honest and hardworking Americans? Voltaire’s use of hyperbole will keep you doubled in laughter.

It would be a good time and place for publishers of satirical pieces to peddle their wares.

I wish I could be there. I feel sure that “the Baltimore Sage” would love to be there if he could get up from the bliss that is hell.

Good luck, Gentlemen. Please spend some time explaining satire and how you two achieve it. And Bring on board young satirists to give them a wider audience.

Posted by: grantup2gmailcom | September 17, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

That's Okay.

Posted by: grantup2gmailcom | September 17, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

This sounds like

A - A lot of fun

B - A serious statement that real Americans are tired of politicians tell us that we are afraid

C - All of the above

Posted by: DrS1 | September 17, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the "fear" aspect is a great idea because it is the Badge the spendthrift "conservatives" use in every case they're LOSING! It is all from "FEAR", apparently. NONE of it is from good sense, education, or intelligence!!?? The Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck crowd are the gullible shut-ins, who never leave the confinement of their safety zones and have never experienced much of LIVING. They go from their jobs they started right out of high school, to the taverns, and then home. To recognize any of their idols as nutcases, means we "fear" them; if we protest their ruination of our country, we are "in FEAR" of them! No better loser word could be used!

Posted by: Maerzie | September 17, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Amtrak could have special Stewart/Colbert Travel Packages.

Posted by: mehrenst1 | September 17, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

oct 30 - a few days before the election - the Dems are really, really desperate

Posted by: cjgh | September 17, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, based on combined audiences there should be ~500 people there.

Posted by: illogicbuster
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wow, genius coming from reebos who never get their crowd size(because, really a bazillion million showed up for Glen Beck...not!)or anything with numbers right.

Well, since it doesn't matter, why bother posting? Isn't Maury on?

Posted by: LABC | September 17, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

The only way these clowns could hold competing rallies is to offer free beer.

It's a goof, people. It's their way of mocking the Tea Party and Glenn Beck. How pathetic.

Posted by: lisamc31 | September 17, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Let us see if either of these two leftist clowns donates a $5 million check to the families of our fallen soldiers like the Restoring Honor rally did.

Posted by: screwjob21
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actually, they do a lot of charitable work. They just do not need to bray about. And since that fake a** rally was allegedly about the troops - it would make sense that Glenlivet Beck would donate money there. If he didn't, it would look like some messianic meeting for angry bigots otherwise.

Posted by: LABC | September 17, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Eric12345:
"But what's also funny is how rallying against what the government is doing is something to be mocked and made fun of now that a Democrat is in power."

This isn't mocking people protesting what the government is doing. This is mocking people who, for example, think Obama is a secret Kenyan socialist Muslim communist fascist bent on destroying America.

Posted by: presto668 | September 17, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

When environmentalists protest, it's all an important cause - and environmental terrorism is not extreme nor are these people defined as liberals.

When unions pay their members to protest, it's ok even when they get violent and these people are never seen as liberal. It's all about their cause. When anti-war people protest and get violent, the only thing covered is their "cause". Burning Nush in efigy is ok since they have a righteous position.

When conservatives protest their cause is insane and it's all about fear. And any sign remotely negative is seen as bigotry. And these people are seen as "white, extreme conservatives" who hate minorities even though they have the same percentage of whites in their crowds as liberal protestors.

If you understand the media, it is easier to laugh at their conclusions. When they wet themselves when Obama speaks is all you need to know. And their lemmings eat it up.

Posted by: Tostitos | September 17, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Please_Fix_VAs_Roads said: At least there won't be any teabaggers desecrating the flag by wearing it draped across their flabby, 55-year old chests as an unbuttoned polo shirt.
_____________________________________________
I was planning something comparable but my chest is only 30 years old and doesn't look a day over 25...think I should nix the plan?

Posted by: SometimesElla | September 17, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand how anybody could be upset by this? It's a protest for people who don't want to call eachother Hitler and instead want to disagree amicably.

"ROFLMFAO!!!!! Calm down America....calm down....it's all OK.....no need to be angry about the government growing in HUGE increments and getting into every single area of your life.....just calm down!

Bite me."

What reason is there for resistance to normal discussion over polarized UFC-style media hyped sensationalism?

You're upset because they aren't trying to be sensational??? I mean, does that even make any sense???? I sincerely don't understand. It's not even pushing a liberal agenda. It's pushing for a moderate understanding for both sides of the political spectrum. I'm not sure how a person could be so closed minded as to not see that.

Posted by: queue1001 | September 17, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

This is going to be a fundraiser for someone so that they can pay for all the toilets and video screens.

Posted by: rjma1 | September 17, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

My husband is retired Army; served in Viet Nam. I am a Navy veteran, and work for DoD. We absolutely love Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert - wouldn't miss a show! It would be great to be at this rally. Please tell me Jon's 'senior correspondents' will be there as well!!

Posted by: JadeSpence | September 17, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm on Stewart's side. Colbert has always looked a little shifty-eyed to me.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | September 17, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

It is fun reading these comments. Looks like the announcements have already rattled the convervative cage. Belittle Beck and Palin? How dare you Stewart!!

Posted by: regularjoe2 | September 17, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Now if they could get Reid and Pelosi to go with those two at the Mall...there would be 4 clowns there

Posted by: corebanks1940 | September 17, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

they are just jealous there are no right wingnut comedians. unless you include Palin.

Posted by: tfspa | September 17, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Wow a moderate ralley. I thought I would never see the day.

Posted by: DrS1 | September 17, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm white, over 60, my waist isn't small. I don't have any facial hair, being female, but the hair on my head is pretty gray. If I promise to freshen up my color, can I come? I just love these guys, and wouldn't miss it for anything!

BTW, I'm also educated and work full time - sorry to burst your bubble, wingnuts.

Posted by: Pamsm | September 17, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

It`s comical, the way the rightards are gnashing their teeth and resorting to low blows in this comment section. That`s a large difference in ideology-- The Tea Partiers espouse their views partnered with rage and condescension, and the political Middle such as Stewart/Colbert aptly turn it all into jokes.

No amount of slander will stop this rally from happening. In fact the attempt to do so will burgeon our numbers... Stay tuned to that FOX channel, kiddos- They'll innoculate you against any grain of wisdom you might've accidentally gained. Really, don't touch that dial. Your support of the Faux only feeds the engines of humour. As a student it'll be hard to get time off from work, school, and to gather the funds to attend, but I intend to do it.

All this coming from a Canadian, who is completely uninvolved in the American democratic process-- and I'd wager my opinions are more fleshed out than a good portion of Tea Partiers. Let's flex them Oct 30th.

Posted by: ATB_ | September 17, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Definitely going. No real travel issues involved in attending though, so it's an easy call.

As far as the commentator who talked about "panem et circenses" (bread and circuses) -- yeah there's absolutely a bit of that. I think the difference here though is that the Colbert-Stewart rally and its organizers are at least letting attendees in on that part of the joke (contra Beck-Palin). There's no attempt to over-inflate the importance of a rally on the Mall as if it's some kind of world-historical-event.

Posted by: JPRS | September 17, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Just more rich white people...who cares?

Posted by: credhome | September 17, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

The comedy of these 2 progressive clowns hosting this reminds me of stupid teenage humor.. not funny..

Posted by: ghendric
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sorta like the stupid teabagger non-sense, huh...not funny...

Posted by: Beingsensible | September 17, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I am white, 56 with a full head of (grey) hair, go church regularly, worked my way through two masters degrees and a Ph.D., while my wife completed hers and raising three children. I work as an analyst in the day and teach a university course at night to help make ends meet now that my third child is in college.

I hate it when politicians use fear or my religous values to get me to vote for them. Can I come or am I in the wrong demographic?

Posted by: DrS1 | September 17, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I read lots of the usual uninformed comments from the right above. Socialism was misused; it shouldn't be that difficult for them to learn what that means. They assumed we Stewart fans were rich - not - and young - not- unless you think 70 plus is young. What we are is smart; we bother to be informed; we don't like candidates who don't know what newspapers they read; we don't like candidates who send emails of women and horses (having sex that is) and racist slurs about our President or anyone else (both done by the candidate in New York) and the list goes on. We definitely have different values from those mocking us and I say thanks everyday for that.

Posted by: withersb | September 17, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Let us see if either of these two leftist clowns donates a $5 million check to the families of our fallen soldiers like the Restoring Honor rally did.

Posted by: screwjob21
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Suckered again, dummy. You hard righties are such easy marks, I'm ashamed to not have gotten rich off of your idiocy. Here's a link to how you got pwned by Glenn Beck yet again...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-diamond/glenn-beck--restoring-hon_b_490566.html


It's called Google people. Try it out, you just might learn something. That will ruin your aspirations of embracing conservatism of any kind, however. Say goodbye to your Ultimate fighting pals and the people you used to watch American Idol with before you explore this "knowledge" thing.

Posted by: DAMNEDGENTLEMEN | September 17, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Just turned 50 and I will ve there with bells on sipping my tea!! Thank God someone is speaking out for the sane...

Posted by: Beingsensible | September 17, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be hilarious. I know people from California coming. Hearing about these rallies has been a real comfort, as if the crazies really aren't taking over after all. There is still some sanity out there and it has a sense of humor.

Posted by: sarahabc | September 17, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Pretty amazing to see the venom spew from the right wing here and around the Web about these rallies. The one thing they and their bloviating gods (Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, Hannity) cannot stand - absolutely can't take - is satire or ridicule. Well, get used to it.

Of course we'll be there.

Posted by: faygokid | September 17, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Shudder. Reading this thread makes me ever so frightened of those wicked "p" people: _progressives_.

I've just realised that the wheel was invented by an imaginative progressive, and that women gained the vote at various times in various countries because of the courage and the energy of some progressives.

The world would be much better off now if it hadn't suffered interference by such pesky progressives, and by much earlier ones such as the first examples of uppity Homo sapiens hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Posted by: LeighOats | September 17, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

After the ugly Beck/ Koch/ Murdoch/ Freedomworks/ Klan rally on Dr. King's anniversary, this is the greatest and funniest response imaginable.

Posted by: revbookburn | September 17, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

The media won't cover this because it's not the retarded racist teabaggers they love so much.

Get some old tards on Social Security and Medicare with a misspelled sign about negroes and illegals, and the frigging media will love it.

Posted by: ottoparts | September 17, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I'll be there. I wish there was a serious version too. Laughing about it helps, but we need more too. Get out and vote, folks. It is that important.

Posted by: bentoenail | September 17, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

I haven't been to a rally on the Mall since August '83 - the anniversary of Dr. King's March on Washington. I'm over 50, educated, employed and never miss Stewart or Colbert if I can manage to not fall asleep in front of the television set. Will be there with bells on and a significant sense of humor!

Posted by: gracie11 | September 17, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

We are a 60ish couple in Seattle and just booked our flights and hotel. This will be FUN! BTW, for those concerned about the cost to DC, I'm sure we contribute more than Glum Beck's followers by staying in better hotels and dining in real restaurants. Back to seeing patients Monday morning with a smile on our faces.

Posted by: mpgolden777 | September 17, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

ABSOLUTELY love it that the right wing GOP/TP foamers are already reaching for their towels to mop up the sop created by their vitriol. God, I wish I could be there! 'Bout time the majority in this country stand up to these spewers of venom who are clearly in the minority and who have been directing the political conversation....now, young people and disillusioned progressives: GET OUT and VOTE on 11/02/10. It is critical that you do!

Posted by: jharveinseattle | September 17, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Why are the "old folks" worried about showing up? We are Boomers, and we belong in a movement!

Posted by: Anglo_Rider | September 17, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

I'll be there, and I won't even use that Evil Big Government Program interstate highway system to get there like the tea partiers did. I'll be metro-ing. Which come to think of it is also an Evil Big Government Program. Thank GOODNESS for Evil Big Government Programs.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 18, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

According to the poll responses only about 18K people are interested in this farce!
And yet the posters are giddy!! :-)
I hope stewart and colbert stick this out! It would be fun to watch them with their pathetic left-coast stoners wandering the mall asking each other, "what's up dude?", and "where is everybody, dude?"
But it's going to fizzle out- just colbert's presidents dinner catastrophe!
They don't have the cajones!!

Posted by: thornegp2626 | September 18, 2010 5:14 AM | Report abuse

I get it. The two rallies will be attended by smirking snobbish loser elite unemployed mendicant university-educated stoners, some of whom are mysteriously so rolling in dough that they'll be able to travel from the other side of the country and even from other countries to attend, and all of whom are blabbering _liberals_ who mysteriously want government to _restrict_ their liberty and who according to one Shakespeare in this thread are so despicable that he despises them.

Posted by: LeighOats | September 18, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

While conceived as comedy, I suspect that this event will become much bigger than its creators anticipated. It immediately struck a nerve with me (age 64), and I plan to ride up from Atlanta by motorcycle to be there and make a statement for reasoned discourse. Millions of reasonable people are sick of know-nothing, right wing ideologues claiming to represent the American people. There truly is a silent majority, and it's time for us to speak out against these thugs.

The Rally to Restore Sanity has a Facebook page, which in less than 48 hours has attracted nearly 74,000 people who say they plan to attend -- not all will do so, of course, but there is a good chance that the idea of speaking out for sanity and tolerance will attract far more than the ~90,000 who showed up for the Beck/Palin rally in August.

Thanks to Rob Diamond for pointing out the Special Operations Warrior Foundation scam:

"All contributions made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) will first be applied to the costs of the Restoring Honor Rally taking place on August 28, 2010. All contributions in excess of these costs will then be retained by the SOWF."

Glenn Beck (ex rodeo clown) and Sara Palin (quitter governor) have demonstrated again that they are only in it for the money -- and they are doing quite well. Elmer Gantry would be proud.

Posted by: Selden | September 18, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Of course, the people who participated in the original tea party, the one in Boston Harbor on Thursday 16 December 1773 (so its 237th anniversary is 89 days from now, USA time), were stinking east-coast liberals. But the present discussion shouldn't be muddied by history. As a famous progressive once said, history is bunk.

Posted by: LeighOats | September 18, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I will definitely definitely be at this rally, and hope to meet other moderate minded rational folks. I'm sick of this country being held hostage by extremists on either side of the political spectrum, and the talking head idiots that pander to their base. Take it down a notch, for America!

Posted by: shawmutt | September 20, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

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