I'm sure you have heard that my favorite raving crazy person Glenn Beck is hosting a (surely non-offensive) rally on the anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. And, I'm sure you agree that there is absolutely no way this could be possibly be a bad idea. Well, in case you don't, Glenn offers these calming words in a press release about the event: "The Restoring Honor Rally is neither a 9/12 nor a Tea Party rally. There will be absolutely no politics involved."
See, case closed. Glenn tells us it's a non-political event. Wait, what's that? The featured speakers are Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck? Well, they are certainly noted for their non-partisan nature, aren't they?
A few random notes & observations about Beck's Meisterwerk:
– A few weekends ago, he had cousins of the King Family on to make it seem like this was okay with the family, or that this rally was somehow a tribute to Dr. King. It was sort of funny, but also really sad. Good to know that even the King family has crazy uncles.
– I wonder how much Sarah Palin is getting paid to speak here? Her going rate seems to be about 100K (75K at CSU Stanislaus 100K at the tea party convention)
– Among the things you cannot bring to this rally: pets, helium balloons, glass containers and fireworks. Good news gun nuts, nowhere does it say you can't bring firearms. Oh, sorry, firearms are still prohibited at the Memorial.
– The most notable prohibited item: signs. Perhaps learning from the follies of tea parties past that maven of the First Amendment Glenn Beck is denying you the right to express yourself on cardboard. Who's the fascist now Glenn? Sayeth Der Beck "signs (political or otherwise) may deter from the peaceful message we are bringing to Washington." You know what what else deters that message? Pretty much everything you say.
– But, they do suggest you bring your flag.
– By the way, nice to see Jo Dee Messina getting work. I wonder if Lee Greenwood was busy?
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