Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 230 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

The Rally to Restore Sanity, Chipped

Three and a half years after, what do you think?

Jon Stewart Fans Go To D.C. To Watch TV And Laugh At Old Jokes

These people had all come to Washington D.C., not to participate in any rally for anything, but just to watch television. [...]

American Priorities: Protest Against Torture vs. Rally to Restore Sanity

Attendance at Saturday’s Rally to Restore Sanity, an event called to celebrate inactivism at which people clapped and waved their hands while Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow soulfully crooned, “I can’t change the world”: 215,000

Attendance at a 2008 rally against the use and coverup of torture by the United States government: 250

What [...]

Jon Stewart’s Rally To Help Corporations Outsource American Jobs To Overseas Sweatshop

The hand towels featured the official logo of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, and the logo of Reese’s, which makes candies with chocolate that’s harvested by child slaves in Africa. The towel itself was manufactured not in the USA, but in India, where textiles factories have a long and consistent history of using child labor, paid pennies a day to work in dangerous sweatshop conditions, if the children are paid at all. [...]

Jon Stewart’s Rally Was Not A Demonstration Of Moderation

If John Stewart’s Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear stood for anything, it was excess, not moderation. [...]

Fuck You, Kid Rock

“I can’t stop the war, shelter homeless, feed the poor I can’t walk on water, I can’t save your sons and daughters Well I can’t change the world to make things fair The least that I can do is care.”

- Kid Rock, Rally to Restore Sanity

The hell you can’t:

The man [...]

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.”

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.

[...]

Inactivism: Can You Spot the Call Here?

This is the full text of Jon Stewart’s call for people to attend his Rally to Restore Sanity:

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?

Seriously, who?

Because we’re looking for [...]