Colbert to rally against faux nemesis Stewart

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    The Associated Press: Colbert to rally against faux nemesis Stewart

    By BRETT ZONGKER (AP) – 1 hour ago
    WASHINGTON — "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is hosting a "million moderate march" in Washington — for people who think shouting is annoying — but faux political nemesis Stephen Colbert will be nearby to keep fear alive against those "dark, optimistic forces."
    Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," and his arch enemy on the network plan to hold opposing political rallies on the National Mall just before the November elections.
    Stewart interrupted his regular fake newscast Thursday night to announce a "Rally to Restore Sanity" on Oct. 30. He said it's for people too busy with their normal lives to go to other political rallies.
    "We're looking for people who think shouting is annoying ... who feel that the loudest voices shouldn't be the only ones that get heard," Stewart writes in promotion for his rally. "Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement."
    No Adolf Hitler mustaches allowed at the Stewart rally — unless it's drawn on a photo of the German dictator (or Charlie Chaplin).
    Nearby, Colbert also announced a "March to Keep Fear Alive" to restore "truthiness" to the nation on his show Thursday night. For those who don't know, truthiness was a 2006 word of the year that means "truth that comes from the gut, not books."
    Colbert is encouraging "all freedom-loving patriots" to bring an overnight bag and five extra sets of underwear to challenge Stewart's "dark, optimistic forces." He said the nation can't afford a rally to restore sanity in the middle of a recession.
    He wrote the United States is built on three bedrock principles: freedom, liberty and fear.
    "They want to replace our fear with reason," he wrote. "But never forget 'reason' is just one letter away from 'treason.'"
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    Hahahhaa...this sounds like a p-a-r-t-y!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL9O0B0gzZE]YouTube - Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw?[/ame]
     
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    I wish I could go! This is hilarious!
     
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    I don't care who you are, that's some funny stuff. I'll spring for munchies, who's bringing the booze? :D
     
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    RATINGS!!!

    And yes it's gonna be a hilarious affair I am sure.
     
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    This won't resonate with Cons.... the party of zero sense of humor or self-deprecation.

    (I mean, unless it's gay-bashing, or race jokes ... then they're a hoot)
     
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    the reason -> treason bit is so awesome
     

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