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 Post subject: Re: Colbert/Stewart Rally
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:21 pm 
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GuiltyofBeingSprite wrote:
Adah wrote:
I have mixed feeling about this rally. Because it's political but has no clear message. Am I the only one? My facebook newsfeed is full of positive status updates about it.



hmm, "political but has no real message" what does that remind you of?

I don't know what you're getting at. Is this a little potshot at me?


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 Post subject: Re: Colbert/Stewart Rally
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:21 pm 
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This may not be the first post to make but this event has been bothering me.
I don't have any issue with Stewart/Colbert I think they are great at what they do. My concerns stem from the implications this event may have for future movements. The United States is still a nation with numerous and very present problems. It's discouraging to see that at this point in time people are moved to attend an event that gives off a message of ambiguity and self-congratulating pats on the back under the guise of a political rally.

I typically don't care for Vice Magazine and often see them as kindred spirits in providing ironic jabs similar to many of the signs I've seen form this rally but they ran lengthy article today that sort of echos how I have been feeling. It's worth reading over even if it is "the pot calling the kettle black".

http://www.viceland.com/blogs/en/2010/1 ... re-vanity/


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 Post subject: Re: Colbert/Stewart Rally
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:26 pm 
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bruteface wrote:
This may not be the first post to make but this event has been bothering me.
I don't have any issue with Stewart/Colbert I think they are great at what they do. My concerns stem from the implications this event may have for future movements. The United States is still a nation with numerous and very present problems. It's discouraging to see that at this point in time people are moved to attend an event that gives off a message of ambiguity and self-congratulating pats on the back under the guise of a political rally.

That's what I've been trying to say.


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 Post subject: Re: Colbert/Stewart Rally
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:26 pm 
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awesome site tinL. Number 40 is my favorite: I want more tortillas when I order fajitas at a restaurant!!!

Thanks. I know! I was that close to posting that one, but I couldn't resist the sleepy puppy.

Okay. I watched clips of it this morning. It looked like a fun meetup and not necessarily a life-changing event. Everything was summed up succinctly in that final speech. It's misguided to believe there's nothing wrong in this country or nothing to fear, but that shouldn't trigger hysteria; being reasonable ≠ being ambivalent. Was it self-congratulatory? What gathering, from church services to fan sites to political debate, doesn't have at least a hint of that? Only time will tell what, if any, influence this will have on future events.

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 Post subject: Re: Colbert/Stewart Rally
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:09 am 
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Adah wrote:
GuiltyofBeingSprite wrote:
Adah wrote:
I have mixed feeling about this rally. Because it's political but has no clear message. Am I the only one? My facebook newsfeed is full of positive status updates about it.



hmm, "political but has no real message" what does that remind you of?

I don't know what you're getting at. Is this a little potshot at me?



No, I'm talking about the tea party.


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 Post subject: Re: Colbert/Stewart Rally
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:46 pm 
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Adah wrote:
bruteface wrote:
This may not be the first post to make but this event has been bothering me.
I don't have any issue with Stewart/Colbert I think they are great at what they do. My concerns stem from the implications this event may have for future movements. The United States is still a nation with numerous and very present problems. It's discouraging to see that at this point in time people are moved to attend an event that gives off a message of ambiguity and self-congratulating pats on the back under the guise of a political rally.

That's what I've been trying to say.


I had a conversation with a co-worker where she talked up the rally as being the bees knees and implioed that I was being crazy in thinking it was otherwise. I then proceeded to make an account here to make this post hours later after I got off work. I didn't read the rest of the thread before posting, but yes I did echo a lot of what you said.


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