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Rally to Ask Can I Get Some?

The Rally to Restore Sanity is underway with John Legend and The Roots singing “Can I Get Some?” and “Dear God.”

Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

Apparently, the platform of this rally is that everyone should listen to music. That’s nice, but let’s not pretend it’s political. It’s an entertainment spectacular.

10 comments to Rally to Ask Can I Get Some?

  • Half an hour into the 3 hour event, we’re still on the music: “Hey everybody, let’s go! Everybody, let’s rock and roll!” Entertainment.

  • 12:40 pm: Music’s over, replaced by the Mythbusters: “We were thinking about stuff to test, and we though: the wave! We’re going to do some wave timing… Now let’s time the ladies against the men!” “Now laugh like a mad scientist!… you guys are 100 times more powerful than a minor car crash!” Not politics. Entertainment.

    Adam Savage called the crowd “meat puppets.” That’s about right.

  • An hour now into the three-hour rally with not a piece of political content.

  • Wow. A rally to encourage apathy.

  • This is the crown jewel of America’s left! A rally to encourage inaction!

    I think this rally has made me insane.

  • AOL’s article comments how wonderful it was to have no political content, and calls it a “high production variety show”.

    Bread and circuses, without the bread.

  • Tom

    i’m not going to support John Stewart (i don’t watch his show or Colbert’s, though i’ve seen each a few times over the years) by saying this but, c’mon guys he’s a comedian – what did you expect? By “restoring sanity” maybe he means keeping you entertained and not throwing rocks at each other because you happen to think abortion or gay marriage is okay and the guy living next to you doesn’t. i didn’t go to the rally, but i plan on voting (even though i don’t think it’s going to do any good at this point in America’s downward spiral). There are much more important topics than some rally by comedians to keep people laughing and upbeat while the nation is going down in flames due to the inaction of our elected representatives, the corruption of our watchdog agencies and the entire political process from gerrymandering to voting machines due to corporate influence granted them by the flawed and corrupted Supreme (kangaroo) Court.

    • Tom, you say, “There are much more important topics than some rally by comedians…”

      That’s the point. There are much more important topics for Americans to deal with than what John Stewart and his corporate colleagues had to offer yesterday. And were Americans dealing with those important topics? No.

      I’ve been to several sincere, earnest, honestly grassroots protests in Washington D.C., and I also went to Washington D.C. so that I could see what John Stewart’s rally was all about firsthand. I can tell you that I have never, ever seen anything close to the number of people at any genuine rally that I saw in D.C. yesterday.

      What could have happened if those people who went to John Stewart’s corporate advertising rally yesterday had turned out in protest against the war in Iraq before it began?

      John Stewart is much more than a comedian. John Stewart is the opiate of the masses.

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