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Jon Stewart Announces DC 'Rally to Restore Sanity' :lol:

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Mark your calendars. The Rally to Restore Sanity and the March to Keep Fear Alive will be held on Oct. 30 on the National Mall in Washington.

Last night, Comedy Central faux journalists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert each made a "big announcement."

First up to the plate was Jon Stewart.

In response to "the loud folks," such as the Hitler-sign making folks, Stewart asks, "Why don't we hear from the 70-80 percenters?" – the majority of Americans who don't have extreme political views.

Enter the Rally to Restore Sanity.

"A million moderate march...a clarion call for rationality!" Stewart exclaimed.

With the motto of "Take it down a notch for America," Stewart is offering to provide signs with the "appropriate" level of political emotion, such as "I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler."

You could also go with "I am not afraid of Muslims/Tea Partiers/Socialists/Immigrants/Gun Owners/Gay...but I am scared of Spiders."

Colbert's Counter Rally

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To counter Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and to restore "truthiness," Stephen Colbert announced his own rally: The March the Keep Fear Alive.

Calling Stewart's announcement "disturbing," Colbert says he will "not take it down a notch," saying that "Now is the time for all good men to freak out for freedom!"

And, "Need I point out that 'reason' is one letter away from 'treason?'" Colbert asks.

Rumors about a march to counter Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech have been building. Monitor Staff Writer Gloria Goodale writes:

The call for Mr. Colbert to decamp to the nation’s capital began last week as a midnight rambling posted by user mrsammercer on Reddit.com, which was then picked up by the Huffington Post and turned into a genuine Internet movement, complete with a Facebook page, a website, and ardent viral fans.

Apparently, as Time magazine stated in one of their headlines about the comedians' rallies, "The Internet Wins."

The internet campaign started by Reddit has raised over $200,000 for charity so far and Stewart and Colbert have hopped on board.

Rally To Restore Sanity

March To Keep Fear Alive

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I like Stewart and I think his will be pretty funny. Colbert's act is getting old and I don't think his will be nearly as funny, at least not to me.

I actually agree. The Daily Show is one of my favorite shows, But The Colbert report while funny at times, loses it when he cant keep a strait face.

I do like Colbert as a comedian though, very funny guy very bright person....the show is a bit over the top.

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With the motto of "Take it down a notch for America," Stewart is offering to provide signs with the "appropriate" level of political emotion, such as "I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler."

You could also go with "I am not afraid of Muslims/Tea Partiers/Socialists/Immigrants/Gun Owners/Gay...but I am scared of Spiders."

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This will be hilarious!!!! Jon Stewart is a funny guy!!!

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I love political satire from people who are even handed in how they dish out the satire. If the rally is held under the guise of poking fun of "extremists", but they only poke fun at right wing extremist...not interested.

John Stewart is more even handed then anyone you will see on TV.

He routinely calls out the democrats as much as he does republicans.

He just gets great job pointing out the utter stupidity and Hippocratic nature that is Fox news.

He ragged on people showing signs depicting Bush as hitler just like he does when people compare Obama to hitler.

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