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Reasonable Attendance for Omaha's Rally for Sanity

Please Stop Screaming
Published on October 30, 2010 : 1 comment

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A relatively small group of friendly, rational people stood along Dodge street in front of Memorial Park with signs encouraging drivers, joggers and passers-by to "Please, Stop Screaming" because "God Loves Us All the Same."

Skeptics I talked with before today said Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity was nothing more than a liberal rally to ridicule Tea-Partiers and right-wing pundits.  I was pleasantly relieved, though, to see that most of the signs displayed by Omaha’s rally were a-political, promoting more reasonable behavior and discourse.

Cajun, Zydeco + Creole trio the PrairieGatorsCajun, Zydeco + Creole trio the PrairieGatorsAttendees were of all ages, and as I walked along the row of about 40 folks with signs, I noticed that between waves at the supporting honks from passing cars, people were chatting amicably.  I assume many had not met before today, and yet they were walking their talk, sharing ideas and opinions earnestly.  The rally moved to the Slowdown around 10:30 so everyone could watch Comedy Central’s live coverage of the national Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington D.C.

One of the best parts of the rally was the PrairieGators, a trio playing Cajun, Zydeco and Creole music on the guitar, cello and accordion.  It was a perfect soundtrack for a beautiful fall day and a group of reasonable folks.

Thanks to the organizers for all the hard work, and to everyone in attendance!  For my first rally ever, I count it a great success!  Check out these event photos or go listen to the PrairieGators!

Let me know what you thought of the Rally to Restore Sanity / The Rally to Keep Fear Alive in the comments below!

SNBairdSusan Nellson Baird Communication Evangelist http://www.snbaird.com @snbaird

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jacki withers (not verified) says:

August 25, 2011 : 5 years 4 weeks ago

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I wish I had known about this. I would have loved to go.

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