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Rally To Restore Sanity: Watch It LIVE From Washington

Jon Stewart‘s “Rally To Restore Sanity” is starting in Washington in under half an hour. It will be interesting to see how many people the famous comedian are able to gather in a “respectful disagreement” to discuss the issues that truly impact our lives (minus the political discord).

“We will send a message to our leaders! We are here! – but only until six…”

Jon Stewart


The Comedy Central have provided a link to the US capital where the rally is supposed to start in about 20 minutes. Click at the picture below, and follow this extraordinary event LIVE!

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(If that link doesn’t work, try this one.)

I anyone should find themself a bit puzzled over Mr. Colbert’s slogan “March To Keep Fear Alive,” here’s a little musical hint for you…

(Thanks to the very talented people at versusplus.com).

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Jon Stewart's Crusade To Restore Sanity

Comedian Jon Stewart – who yesterday was announced as the most influential man of 2010 – is now crusading to restore sanity in the US. The so-called “Rally to Restore Sanity” is scheduled to take place on the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturday. Stewart is expecting more than 100.000 americans to participate at his rally.

“What does the journalists of the 21st century have to know about listening to the crowd? And how can he or she break through the information overload to reach the public?”

Paley Center for Media


Jon Stewart is seeking to reintroduce the concept of playing nice with his upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity.   Rather than the name-calling and anger that seems to increase with every political season, Stewart is asking everyone to take it down a notch with a meeting of opposing views coming together in “respectful disagreement”. Basically it’s the reintroduction of playground rules – always play nice, no name-calling, no yelling, and when it’s all done shake hands and go home on friendly terms.

The Rally, which will take place on October 30 in Washington DC, is calling for “the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler,” to come together and discuss the issues that truly impact our lives (minus the political discord).

“The only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler.

Also a satellite rally also will take place in Los Angeles.

However,  the details on the event are limited, Associated Press and  Matt Friedman reports:

More influential Than Obama

On Wednesday, Mr. Stewart was announced as the most influential man of 2010.

The award is based on a poll conducted by AskMen.com with half a million readers voting, along with the staff of the magazine.

The host of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” rise to the top of the list this year, amongst 49 other prominent men from politics, sports, entertainment, technology and philanthropy.

On the following placed on the most-influential-list are;  Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Steve Jobs and artist Kanye West, according to Reuters.

“The “Daily Show” is our youths’ most trusted source of information and its host the most trusted man in America,” AskMen.com says in a statement.

When it comes to the US President, Mr. Barack Obama only reach place number 21 on the list.

The President is said to be guest at the “Daily Show” tonight. Thursday.

Other notables included James Franco (No. 7), Jay-Z (No. 13), George Clooney (No. 18), designer-turned-director Tom Ford (No. 23), Eminem (No. 24), Ben Affleck (No. 25), Zach Galifianakis (No. 29), Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa (No. 30), Justin Timberlake (No. 33), Hugh Jackman (No. 36), Christopher Nolan (No. 40), Leonardo DiCaprio (No. 43), former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater (No. 48) and comedian Russell Brand (No. 49).

“These are the men history will remember as having defined 2010,” according to AskMen.

Good For Democracy?

Stewart’s fellow Comedy Central late-night host, Stephen Colbert, came in at number 11.

Stewart and Colbert was named as the “real winners” of last years presidential election in the US, after their intensive coverage of the candidate’s campaigns.

Several surveys confirm that the majority of young Americans gets their news and general information, mainly, from the “Daily Show”.

Gone are the days when the Brahmins of the news industry dictate what the audience should know.

This was the topic of a debate at ForaTV earlier this year.

“The loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard.”

Ira Glass with the National Public Radio (NPR) argues that the program, while good satire, is a poor substitute for actual, in-depth news coverage.

Journalists Rachel Davis Mersey and Ted Anthony defends the “Daily Show”.

Rachel Davis Mersey is an assistant professor of journalism at the Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Ted Anthony is Assistant Managing Editor for The Associated Press.

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Wednesday's Market Action As Predicted By Jim Cramer

Just in case the consensus was that nobody could have possibly predicted Wednesday’s market action, here is Jim Cramer… proving the consensus was spot on.

From CNBC the day before:

“The “FED said good things – Cramer says.: “Buy.”

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And here are some other recommendations that received the recommendation of not only Cramer, but some  guy from BlackRock:

“In stocks, Cramer endorsed BlackRock Chief Equity Strategist Bob Doll’s buy call on Intel [INTC 19.39 -0.43 (-2.17%) ] under $20. While there has been some concern from analysts about falling PC demand, the Mad Money host said investors should be “kind of OK” with INTC as long as the company doesn’t preannounce a shortfall within the next two weeks.”

“Will someone please advise what is the ticker for a 400:1 leveraged INTC short ETF?,” Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge comments.

DOW JONES INDUS. AVG 10,378.83 -265.42 -2.49%
S&P 500 INDEX 1,089.47 -31.59 -2.82%
NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 2,208.63 -68.54 -3.01%

Now, I wonder what Jon Stewart at the Daily Show will make of this….

Remember this?

Cramer Annotated

The famous Wall Street artist, Geoffrey Raymond, is about to put the final touch on his latest painting: “Cramer Naked Short”.

As usual he takes his portraits to the street and let people passing by write their comments on it.

Only after four days of soliciting random and assorted commentary, the prevailing sentiment on CNBC’s permabullish stock-picker is certainly starting to shine through.

Here’s the result (so far):

"Cramer Naked Short" by Geoffrey Raymond (click to enlarge)

"Cramer Naked Short" by Geoffrey Raymond (click to enlarge)

“Do you recognize this numerical progression: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 etc.?,” Geoffrey Raymond writes on his homepage.

“Some guy named Lenny Fibonacci came up with it. He also has a kind of a swirl, which looks like this:”

“There’s a good bit of suggestion amongst the Commentaries that Cramer’s nipples are Fibonacci Spirals. This is not the case, although the fact remains that the F-word appears a number of times on the face of the canvas. Go figure.”

Here’s more famous portraits by Geoffrey Raymond.

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