150,000 Turn Out for Rally to Lame Restore Sanity & Socialism Protest (Crowd Shots) …Update: HuffPo Buses Stuck in Traffic

With record unemployment, historic deficits and punishing government regulations the left kicked off their “Restoring Sanity” rally today in Washington DC.

When you can’t run on your disastrous record what else are you going to do?

“Send in the Clowns” – How appropriate.

The performers just announced that 150,000 were in attendance.

It looks like they have a nice crowd for their concert.

Kristinn posted the schedule for today’s rally to restore Socialism in Washington DC.
This rally for rich white kids is playing on CSPAN and Comedy Central. John Legend and socialist green queen Cheryl Crow will perform for the kids. They’re expecting a good turnout since none of the kids have jobs.

Pre Show – 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

12:00-12:40 – The Roots will play for the crowd

12:40-12:57 – A comedian (TBA) will warm up the crowd

12:57-1:00 – Video countdown and intros

Main Show 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

1:00-1:05 – Singing of the National Anthem by special musical guest (TBA)

1:05-1:20 – Jon Stewart welcomes the crowd

1:20-1:30 – Stephen Colbert enters

1:30-1:35 – Benediction by actor Don Novello (”Father Guido Sarducci”)

1:35-1:40 – Poem reading by actor Sam Waterston (”Law and Order”)

1:40-1:50 – Performance by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Mavis Staples

1:50-2:15 – Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert perform together

2:15-2:20 – Performance by Sheryl Crow

2:20-2:30 – Brief statements from special guests (TBA), both live and taped

2:30-2:40 – Performance by special musical guest (TBA)

2:40-2:50 – Sanity and Fear Awards

2:50-3:00 – Final statements by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Here’s another shot of the concert.

Comedy Central is going to “strictly prohibit filming” of the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive.

UPDATE: Bummer. The HuffPo buses are stuck in traffic.

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