Well folks, it's been weeks in the making and tomorrow the rally to end all rallies (seriously, do we really need so many rallies?) takes place tomorrow at 12:00 noon on the grounds of the Washington Monument in DC. Visit (RallyToRestoreSanity.com for details.)
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has organized the Rally to Restore Sanity for the sole purpose of calling attention to and making fun of right-wing cry baby self-promoting Glenn Beck, who organized his own rally on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Not to be outdone, Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report, has organized a competing event, called "Keep Fear Alive". CNN reported Friday morning that there could be a turnout of about 300,000. Stewart and Colbert will no doubt poke fun at the face-stomping, racist, lunatic fringe, right wing, extremist Teabaggers, which makes it all worthwhile for me.
Forbes Magazine reports that Stewart is encouraging attendees to donate the Trust For The National Mall, which provides funding for the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds. Having been to several rallies and marches in DC, I can tell you that the lawn on The mall takes a beating and clean up takes a lot of people power.
There is good news for those of you that can't make the trip to DC, local meet-ups have been planned in cities and towns nationwide, 1,190 of them according to the event's web site. You can click the link to find one in your area. There will be a meet up in Roanoke, called "Rally in the Alley", at Vice Mayor Dave Trinkle's restaurant and bar, Fork in the Alley, which is quickly becoming the place to be for the valley's political junkies. Click here for details.
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