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“Raleigh to Restore Sanity” event announced!

As most everyone is aware by now, the Comedy Central news team of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert is hosting a giant event in the nation’s capital on Saturday October 30.  The combination “Rally to Restore Sanity” / “March to Keep Fear Alive” is expected to bring as many as 100,000 people (or more) to Washington for a kind of irreverent, peaceful, anti-tea bag event.   

Of course, not everyone can make it to DC. For those not able to make the trip, satellite events are popping up all over in which like-minded folks can gather, watch the TV feed from the big show and add a little local spin.

At last check, there were scores of such events scheduled all over the globe, but none in North Carolina.

Until now!  Today, NC Policy Watch is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring “Raleigh to Restore Sanity” – a deliberately derivative event here in North Carolina’s capital city.

Where: Tir na nOg Irish Pub218 South Blount Street in downtown Raleigh – across from Moore Square Park (Stay tuned – if the RSVP’s get too numerous there could be a change of venue)

When: Saturday October 30 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The TV feed from DC is scheduled to start at noon.

What’s happening?  A fun, non-hate-filled gathering where you can watch the show in DC and get good food and a beer with friends.  

Who is it for?  Reasonably sane and hopeful people who have no desire to take North Carolina back to the 19th Century or compare other people to Hitler – at least publicly.

Why: Things are getting a little wacky out there. Caring and thoughtful people desperately need a place to register their frustration with the current political winds and maybe even see that they’re in the majority!

How: Come by car, foot, bike, bus or Segway (the far right has helped make sure, however, that light rail is not yet an option).

What else? Fun, door prizes, informative propaganda 

Please RSVP so we can get a semi-accurate headcount – there are two ways do it: 1) Via Facebook; or 2) clicking here.

See ya’ there!

40 Comments

  1. Rob Schofield

    October 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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  35. Alex O.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I will be in D.C. on the 30th with my N.C. Flag!

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  37. Adam Linker

    October 20, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    If only Art Pope would buy you a bus with a flat screen television.

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  39. ian

    October 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    A 100,000? Try 300k-500k. it was MASSIVE.

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