Monday, November 01, 2010

I wish you could have been there.

I am so glad I went to the Rally for Sanity this past weekend - me and over 200,000 other sane individuals. Well, I'll use the word "sane" loosely.

The signs were hilarious - worth the travel hassles. There were political signs: "No Nukes", "Thank you 4 Health Care", "Pro-Choice because politicians make crappy doctors", "Separation of Corporation and State", and of course, "Legalize Pot."

There were many relating to Fox News: "Fox News stop scaring Grandma & Grandpa!", "Restore Sanity: Cancel Fox News" and my favorite was a guy dressed as a giant whoopee cushion with a sign that said "Squeeze me to hear the latest from Glenn Beck."

There were signs about Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert: "Jon Stewart for President", "Jon Stewart for moderator of 2012 presidential debate," and "Team Fear".

There were signs mocking the extremist on the right: "Not to angry to spellcheck", "Actually I'm quite content", "The kids are going to be alright" and "Jesus was a socialist."

Then there were the sillier signs: "This is a good sign", "I love bacon", "I come to rallies for the chicks", "My arm is falling off" and a little sign that said "I fear big signs"

The line to get on the metro in the morning wrapped around the parking garage. The trains were packed. The cell phone service collapsed on the mall. People were climbing into trees and onto the porta-potties for a better view. My view wasn't great, but here are some things I got on with my phone. I got some video with my phone, but blogger isn't letting me upload it. I'll try in a separate post.

5 comments:

Anne said...

so who is the chick behind you and Mark?

just me said...

is this why we didn't see you at the halloween party sat night?

AM Kingsfield said...

Some reasonable chick. I'm anxious for Mark to upload his photos. I only had my phone.

And yes, jm. I got up early and had a breakfast for our rally caravan. It had been a long day. What did you and Steve go as?

just me said...

S went as Brett Favre - he injured his leg a few weeks ago and has been using crutches :)

I was Steven Strasburg - complete with arm sling for the injured elbow.

As usual it was a wild time; check the Crayfish website for photos!

greeny said...

This sounds like a perfect gathering. What a hoot.