The Blend’s Twitter coverage of The Rally To Restore Sanity

Not attending the Rally to Restore Sanity? The Village Voice’s Steven Thrasher dropped me a note to say is Tweeting it from the time he hops on the HuffPo bus to The Daily Show event, until…I guess his cell phone dies, or he gets back home, whichever comes first.

Anyway, take a look in the left PHB column and you’ll see a widget following his (@steven_thrasher) as well as the official Tweets from The Daily Show (@rally4sanity).

More about the rally:

“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 those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.

Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we’d like you to join us in Washington, DC on October 30 – a date of no significance whatsoever – at the Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.”

Ours is a rally for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) – not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence… we couldn’t. That’s sort of the point.

Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we’ll be actively not throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don’t. If you’d rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice… Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We’ll make it worth your while.

UPDATE: Some video from the bus from Steven:

Photos just in from Steven. Arianna Huffington, and one is behind the stage where Ozzy Osbourne is playing.


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Join the Blend’s live chat with Billy Kennedy, who is challenging GOPer Virginia Foxx

You all remember Virginia Foxx. She’s the class act who said Matthew Shepard’s murder was a hoax. Seriously:

this — the bill was named for him, hate crimes bill was named for him, but it’s really a hoax that that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills.

This year, Foxx has a Democratic opponent, Billy Kennedy. Pam’s hosting a chat with him tonight, which you can join here. Pam has a post with some background on Kennedy here.




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Join the Blend’s live chat with OutServe

As we (hopefully) approach Senate action on the DADT repeal compromise, Pam’s House Blend is hosting a live chat tonight with Outserve, the “underground network of LGBT actively serving military members.” Earlier this week, OutServe announced it was creating regional and base chapters to “to provide information, resources and social support to actively serving military personnel.”

Participating in the chat will be Ty Walrod, Co-Director, Civilian Operations and JD Smith, Co-Director, Military Operations.




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