At the Rally to Resore Sanity/Keep Fear Alive in D.C., people were not at a lack for things to say. Funny or serious.
I Must Be Dyslexic, My Rights Left
Separation of Corporation and State
I Have a Sign So I Must Be Right
Are we going to Applebees after?
White people are pissed?!?!
Stop Yelling At Me.
God Hates This Sign!
I Was Told There Would Be Beiber.
We Need More Women in Politics, but No Winking Please.
Imagine a World Without Fox News!
The Sky is Falling!
I Only Have Adult Conversations with Indoor Voices.
I <3 Beck: He Has Two Turntables and a Microphone.
Separation of Head From Ass.
Dementors are scary…Democrats are Not.
With all the political bile going around it was nice to have a day to look around and see countless people show up in our nation’s capital seeking a conversation, not a shouting match, and all around positivism.
We saw no flying V’s of Geese or any other vague “signs of God” like the other rally but we did see moderates, Independents, Republicans, Democrats, jokesters, adults, children, Halloween participants, hipsters, gays and lesbians, farmers–well, when you get down to it, Americans–gather to read funny signs (or balk at the idea of even having one), listen to The Roots, Sheryl Crow, John Legend, Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), have a good chuckle, and share their common concern about the anger in this country.
After the jump, more from the rally, some photos, and a little Bieber fever!
While I had a hard time hearing a lot of the music and comedy and felt slightly claustrophobic amid the crowd, I didn’t care. It’s fantastic that the event organizers were taken off guard by the masses. The whole point was to come together, and refute the toxic nature that extremists in this country bring to the political table and people came out in hoards. I’ve never been so smooshed inside a Metro, and I’m from New York!
Reports are numbering up to 250,000 people at the event (which is a nice “In Your Face!” To Glenn Beck’s approximately 70,000). Even a nearby security guard laughed off his efforts to control wall and tree climbers, “The other rally was nothing like this; there are so many people here!”
Jon and Stephen have given us an outlet and a voice, and the inspiration was laughter. Which it seems is still the best medicine.
Watch videos from the Rally at ComedyCentral.com.
Guess how many people are at the rally and win a prize!
It seems you can have an argument without shouting.
The Rally was a place where even Beleiber’s could express their feelings.
Unprepared for the number of people, many people could only find seats on sculptures in the National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden.
My winner for favorite sign was a guy dressed up as The Joker waving “GOD HATES BATS”. Hey, Glenn Beck, why so serious?