Saturday, October 30, 2010

Yesterday's rally was supposed to...?

(pick one or more)

Encourage punctuality...?

"Huffington Post founderArianna Huffington provided free buses from New York to Washington, D.C. for Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity. Unfortunately, most of them showed up late. Not really a great way to restore sanity, in the end." (h/t: Gawker)

In the buses defense, they did get there...

Cultivate "civility"...?

"The last resort of small minds..."

Promote "whiteness"...?

Not a really diverse crowd, was it?

Restore smugness...?

Highlight bias...?

Well, that depends where you get them from...

Keep the dream alive...?

Eventually, the guy who keeps talking about pulling the car out of the ditch needs to admit he's been driving it for almost two years and paying for gas with someone else's credit card...

So what did the rally accomplish? It was supposed to encourage discourse and call for the return of a better-informed electorate. Did it? Some say no, but even many skeptics enjoyed some of the music and comedy bits.

Bonus: Sanity is overrated..."'Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity, featuring a novel blend of politics and entertainment. "What exactly was this?" Stewart asked near the end of the show. "This was not a rally to ridicule people of faith. Or people of activism or to look down our noses at the heartland...we can have animus and not be enemies.' Tunku Varadarajan says he hope it'll be consolation when they're trounced on Tuesday." (h/t: The Daily Beast).


The Progressive said...

Anyone who thinks that the intent of the poster that is "the last resort of small minds" was to be uncivil missed its point altogether.

Jeff Bliss said...

I'm pretty sure putting Hitler-like mustaches on photos of people you don't agree with isn't considered warm-and-fuzzy these days...