Posts Tagged ‘rally to restore sanity’
Just in case you thought you were free after a long weekend, the powers that be are here to remind us that our hands have been retied. We’re back to work, slapping wrists, and wagging our fingers at some big no-no’s.
- Cheating is on the rise at Barnard. [News]
- Enough with the catcalling already. [Opinion]
- Please don’t ban Four Loko. It’s only as bad as fast food. [Opinion]
- The football team is better than they were in 1985? [Sports]
- Tsk, tsk for not caring about politics: There was a rally, election day voting, a narrow democratic Senate clinch, and a celebration among CU Republicans for a House victory. [News, News]
Today is Election Day, and things are looking sort of bleak for the Democrats. I’m trying not to think about it too much.
Partly because I need a distraction, and partly because I believe a dedication to reasonableness might become increasingly important over the next two years, I thought now might be a good time to offer up my final thoughts on the Rally to Restore Sanity. More »
Most of the people who attended Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s rally in D.C. should be back in New York, so what better time than now to relive everything that happened yesterday? Spectator’s own Leah Greenbaum was there and has filed this report:
I was so super excited to go to the Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend, and I had a great time in D.C. But sadly, I didn’t get to see or hear much of the rally. It was rather disappointing. Apparently, though, I wasn’t the only one who thought so.
I don’t think anyone was quite prepared for the amount of people who came. Everyone on the National Mall was surprisingly nice and well-mannered, especially considering we were smushed up against each other and being whipped in the face with backpacks. (Sorry about that!) But the saneness of the group couldn’t make up for the tiny screens that were impossible to see unless one was directly in front of them, or the inadequate speakers over which I heard indistinguishable mumblings presumably belonging to Jon Stewart. I used to think the 1 train was awful during rush hour, but the Washington metros were so crowded yesterday, people were literally pressed against the windows and the doors couldn’t close. More »
This past Monday brought news of an effort by a couple of Columbia students to provide a highly convenient, if not very cost efficient (this one’s free), bus that will take their fellow classmates to and from the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive.
I heartily encourage making the trip, and will be at the rally myself (possibly in a bear costume–still have to look into that), but I wanted to make one point about the weekend while I still had a chance. More »