After glow

October 31, 2010

The Jon Stewart rally was yesterday. I can’t believe how many people were there and that we completely destroyed the cellular network.

I don’t have free access to Internet in our room and we’re planning on site seeing all day anyway. I’ll have to write more during the car ride home and when we get back.

According to this article http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20021284-503544.html there were 215,000 people at the rally. It only felt like 212,000 to me.

But even if the estimates are erred, and the estimates for Glenn Beck’s rally are off, this rally out populated his by 100,000 at least.

For the most part it was a cool, diverse crowd. There were white people galore, don’t get me wrong. But around us there were Muslims, Christians, atheists, black people, one Sikh, a definitive, over-50 crowd, trannies and lots of fun costumes.

There were tons of amazing signs. One of my favorites was “God hates FAQs”.

The amount of people was just stupefying. You’d never think that republicans were on their way to retake tons of political positions right now if that were a cross section of strictly liberals.

For the most part, I felt surrounded by a zillion passionate, smart Americans who care about the direction this country is headed and wanted to peacefully and intelligently show their support of it.

I got the feeling that no real news personality could have pulled it off. It was only the fact that a relatively smart, admitted entertainment duo put their brains together and made an open invitation to DC on their little Comedy Central TV shows.

I stood proud yesterday among that group, despite being extremely uncomfortable and Tina almost passed out. We stood in an inopportune spot on 7th street (or ave?) where several ambulances pushed us around about 10 times and large groups of people traversed the width of the mall searching for a better place to stand.

I felt many times like I could have been the guy who started the riot that made us all look violent and awful. But we didn’t break. We stood proud together.

And I’m thrilled to have been a part of such a potentially historic and significant event.


Just in time for Halloween, Richard Pryor sings the hits

October 30, 2010

“The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit.”


Follow Tina and I on twitter

October 30, 2010

My iPhone wordpress app keeps crashing when I try to upload photos. If you want to follow us today, you can do so without signing up for a twitter account.

Go to http://twitter.com/cafewitteveen

And refresh occasionally or follow me directly for automatic updates.


Books on sale in the Yeshua Fog

October 29, 2010

I saw these books on sale at a travel plaza in Ohio.


Maintain fear!

October 29, 2010

We dropped Talulah off this morning at our friends’ house about 6:30. We stopped for a cup of coffee and hit the highway.

We’re making good time. Right now we are outside of Cleveland about halfway to our hotel.

It’s amazing how slow the world becomes outside of the city. We stopped at a McD’s about 10 a.m. and we painfully waited in line for two egg mcmuffins and a tarred-tooth smile.

We are deep in the Yeshua Fog. On the radio, I stopped on a station. The man’s voice was singing about dancing in mine fields for Jesus. You can ask Tina. Someone please look it up and post a comment. I’m on my iPhone and I’ll be driving again in a minute while Tina works on a project in the passenger seat.

Happy Friday!


George Carlin: Pro Life, Abortion, And The Sanctity Of Life

October 28, 2010

I love the line, “They’re not pro-life, they’re anti-woman.” Ain’t that the damn truth.

Via this post at the Friendly Atheist that you should read!


Rally Weekend!

October 28, 2010

Tina and I shot all day at a House Beautiful magazine event downtown. Our dogs are barking. We probably walked a few miles to get to and from different locations.

It was a lot of fun, though. It’s always cool to be surrounded by designers and high-end home furnishings that you or I may never be able to afford.

Tomorrow we’re leaving for Washington D.C. We decided to drive. It’ll give us some getting to know each other time, since we’re not already around each other 24/7.

We can’t wait to meet up with our favorite non-believers. It kind of surprises me that I feel like I know some of these people so well, but I’ve only met a couple of them face to face. Wait, I think I’ve only met Luis V. face to face.

I’ve only seen the other ones during Internet chats.

Anyway, I’ll be updating as much as I can from the road. So make sure you stop by and see what we’re up to.

Cheers.


An afternoon joke: Fondling in Bed

October 28, 2010

For all of you afternoon jokesters, I thought this one was pretty funny. You may have to click to enlarge. When you’re doing it, think dirrrty thoughts.

Who writes “dirrrty” anymore? Lame.Via Reddit

 


Answers are out there

October 28, 2010

Via The Daily Wh.at


GOP attacks NPR, NPR says, we’ll expose GOP the corporate “grassroots” backers

October 28, 2010

Go check out this flow chart from NPR.

NPR maps the connections between the GOP and “independent grass roots” political groups that are funded entirely with corporate money.

Screencapped here:

Via Reddit


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