‘Rally to Promote Comedy Central & Democrats Except Not Necessarily in That Order’ Open Thread; Updated
**Written by Doug Powers
Comedy Central’s coverage is underway.
The AP has perhaps the most hilarious repetition of the organizers’ talking points:
WASHINGTON – People assembled by the tens of thousands Saturday on the National Mall for a “sanity” rally blending laughs, activism and a call to civility from two improbable maestros of moderation, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
Hook, line and sinker.
So far the crowd looks really diverse, and I’m sure the MSM will be pointing that out. There are also plenty of disenfranchised dems on HuffPo buses who are stuck in traffic and missing the rally — with any luck they’ll also miss the election. Some examples:
You get what you pay for. Consider your bus experience to be a preview of Obamacare.
This event is being billed as a nonpartisan gathering attended by hands-on Americans, and that’s already apparent:
The rally is of course to promote freedom, so naturally that means camera usage is being tightly regulated at the National Mall. Because, like all rallies that are organized in part as a show of opposition to an America controlled by large corporations, Viacom owns the copyrights.
The “Rally to Restore Irony” would have been a better title, though Treacher prefers the “Rally to Reassure Ourselves That We’re Not the Ones Who F***ed Everything Up.”
Okay, I have a garage to clean and an MSU/Iowa game to watch soon, so feel free to post your thoughts on the rally here. Or better yet, share a recipe — my wife will be at a movie and I have no idea what to make the kids for dinner.
Update: You don’t usually see “sanity” and “NAMBLA” in the same mention:
Update II: Wanting to avoid a garbage-strewn Mall like we saw after Ed Schultz-stock, Stewart reminded the crowd not to litter.
Update III: Politico features some of the “best signs from the rally,” like this one that’s a play on the Westboro Baptist Church kooks signs, except this one says “God Hates Figs”:
But if you mouse over the photo, a caption writer at Politico was still in WBC mode:
Politico’s “Best Rally Signs” video left out this kind of thing though:
**Written by Doug Powers
Twitter @ThePowersThatBeblog comments powered by Disqus
Loretta Lynch regrets meeting with Bill Clinton and wouldn’t do it again, especially knowing she might get caught
July 1, 2016 04:21 PM by Doug Powers
Call off the controversy: Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer vouch for Loretta Lynch’s ethics after Clinton meeting
June 30, 2016 09:19 PM by Doug Powers
Husband of presidential candidate under federal investigation met privately with US Attorney General, but no big deal
June 29, 2016 08:47 PM by Doug Powers
Of course: Senate Dems blocking $1.1 billion Zika bill because Planned Parenthood isn’t getting a cut
June 28, 2016 12:50 PM by Doug Powers
June 28, 2016 10:10 AM by Doug Powers