Long time no update, but that doesn't mean I am dead. Just been busy. I am usually quite loathe to get into politics on this blog, but I am making an exception in this case.
Last Thursday, Jon Stewart announced his plans to hold a rally on October 30th, 2010, on the national mall in Washington DC. The Rally to Restore Sanity, as he called it. Basically, it's a rally for those of us who aren't angry and shouting, and think painting a Hitler mustache on Barack Obama or George W. Bush is stupid.
I don't believe Barack Obama is a secret Muslim socialist, and I don't believe George W. Bush allowed the terrorist attacks of September 11th to happen just so Halliburton can get richer. Nor do I think Obama, Bush, or Clinton were our worst presidents ever... everyone knows that was Warren G. Harding. Well, everybody who reads.
I believed the Tea Party started out as a good idea, because I am against these bail outs also, but it became a weapon of the crazies. I despise both Keith Olbermann and Glenn Beck. I believe that Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN all lie. Rush Limbaugh and Randi Rhodes are hurting the country with their rhetoric. I like John McCain and hate Sarah Palin.
I am your average, progressive, moderate libertarian. And I mean a real libertarian, not one of these ultra right conservatives who call themselves a libertarian because "Republican" is a dirty word.
Now, I am a huge fan of Jon Stewart. I don't always agree with his politics, but this is a guy who doesn't bullshit, and who is more bipartisan than people on either side give him credit for. So, I was delighted when he announced his Rally to Restore Sanity. I was also delighted when his protégé, and faux foe, Stephen Colbert announced his competing March to Keep Fear Alive.
Right now, I have every intention of attending. A day in Washington D.C. on the national mall could be fun. I always wanted to attend a political rally, but there have been so few I could support. Well, restoring sanity and moderation is something I do support. And it might give me some hope that our political system isn't beyond saving.
So, mark your calendars. October 30th, 2010. The national mall. Bring cookies!