Open Thread – Rallies to Restore Sanity
Time to rally! I will be headed out tomorrow at the crack of dawn for a whirlwind trip to D.C. to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear with John Stewart and Steven Colbert, and thousands of their closest friends. I calculated that I’ll be in the air about as long as I’ll be on the ground… BUT, I also calculated that I will remember the rally and the fun long after I forget the heinous travel from Anchorage to D.C. and back, so it will all work out well in the end!
It will be especially nice, since tonight I attended an actual Rally to Restore Fear… at least that’s what it felt like. I got to hear about the “dark forces” coming to get us, and about how if we don’t save the country from Democrats this election cycle, it could be… “too late.”
Yes, the little fearfest was brought to you by Joe Miller and Sarah Palin. I guess they made up now that Miller came out with a forceful statement that of COURSE Sarah Palin is qualified to be President. The attendance, which is in deep dispute on Twitter right now, seemed to me to be about 400 or 450 attendees. A chunk were people from out of town who walked over from their downtown hotels to do a little “Palin gawking.” And there was a lot of the lamestream media present to witness the spectacle. But to put everyone’s questioning minds to rest, here is a picture from the event.
Palin had finished a few minutes before, but Joe Miller was still on the stage and the event itself was not over for about another 10 minutes.
Spouse says I’m being too generous with my estimate, and he may be right. Either way, they couldn’t have been pleased.
But back to sanity. Those of you not going to D.C. can enjoy the rally in Anchorage or Wasilla. If your out of the area, check to see if you’re having a local rally and do send pictures to akmuckraker(at)yahoo(dot)com. I’ll use them in open threads so you can enjoy what the other sane folks are up to across the country.
ANNOUNCING THE ANCHORAGE RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @UAA Cuddy Quad. 1-2pm. Open to the public.
This Saturday, Anchorage residents will be calling for a return to civil discourse. We will show up to serve as a reminder that when all you do is scream at each other, nothing gets done. And we live in times where we kind of need a lot to get done. And television ads don’t count.
Students, teachers, families, friends, Alaskans, and hopefully you will show up to say: “Hey, we might disagree on some topics, but I’m pretty sure you’re not a Nazi.”
The Anchorage Rally to Restore Sanity will take place this Saturday, from 1-2pm, at the University of Alaska Anchorage Cuddy Quad, on the west end of campus. Parking is free, and additional information is available at www.takeitdownanotch4ak.blogspot.com.
Bring signs! Bring friends! Everyone is welcome, because that’s kind of how this country is supposed to work.
THE WASILLA RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY!October 30th 8am-12pm
Wasilla Middle School
We will broadcast the event live from D.C.
With Special Guests Bare Roots
Other guests to be announced soon.
Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Free and open to the public
If you play your cards right, you can attend both and have a whole day jam packed with sanity!