“Speaking of second place: Sarah Palin. The former half-governor shook up the presidential race this weekend, launching her ‘One Nation’ bus tour visiting our nation’s historic sites. And of course, the ‘lamestream’ media ambushed Palin with ‘gotcha’ questions, like ‘Where are you going?’ and ‘Why are you doing this?’” — STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report
“No matter what she does, people start asking: why is this happening?”
Colbert translates for Rush: “My favorite donut is EVERY donut… my chair smells like a cat shelter.”
Why does Rush do and say things like this? His audience. The Dittoheads. Rush reinforces what they already think, what they consider funny, which is making fun of anything or anyone they feel threatened by (the non “real ‘Muricans”). It’s as if they say to themselves: “If ol’ Rushbo says it, I must be okay… because he’s rich and has a radio show. So I think exactly like a rich guy with a radio show!”
On last night’s Daily Show and Colbert Report hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, respectively, announced that they would be holding concurrent rallies on the Mall, in Washington, D.C., on October 30. Stewart’s event, the Rally to Restore Sanity, will urge citizens to “take it down a notch for America.” This means, according to the host, attendees are assembling to encourage others to ”stop shouting, throwing and drawing Hitler mustaches on people other than Hitler.” Colbert’s convention, “Keep Fear Alive,” aspires to achieve precisely the opposite. According to PopEater, in a press release about the event, Comedy Central gave its word that the rivaling rallies would “bigger than Nixon/Kennedy, Ali/Foreman, Aniston/Jolie, 50/Nas, Joe/the Volcano, Alien/Predator, Bunny/Fudd and Ecks/Sever combined.” Another question, though, is whether the pow-wow will garner the same turn-out and press coverage as Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin’s Restoring Honor, a summertime Tea Party variety show, which drew crowd of anywhere from 100,00 to a million, depending on who‘s lying to you.
Joe.My.God: Who’s down? I’m thinking about attending and have already gotten emails from friends in Chicago and San Francisco who are flying in.
BruinKid: Stephen Colbert had an incredible segment last night, where he basically destroyed the deficit hawks’ argument, and even showed how unrealistic the very concept of Reaganomics and the “trickle down theory” is, as he used delicious satire to blast the Republicans for blocking unemployment benefits for millions of Americans, claiming they’re concerned about adding to the deficit, while not caring about adding MUCH more to the deficit by keeping the Bush tax cuts for only the wealthiest of Americans.