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Arianna Huffington Offers Free Bus Rides to Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 29th 2010 1:54AM
Arianna Huffington Offers Free Bus Rides to Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity'On the latest 'Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), media mogul Arianna Huffington was the guest. Huffington is very excited about Jon Stewart's upcoming "Rally to Restore Sanity." a planned political march on Washington, DC. This rally is a sort of liberal/Democratic response to Glenn Beck's recent "Restoring Honor" event, which was also held in our nation's capital.

And because Arianna was so excited, she made a very nice offer: Free transportation to the rally for anyone who wants it!

Yup, the very wealthy Ms. Huffington will be giving free bus rides to the "Sanity" event. "We have as many buses as there are people to fill them," she said. "That's our promise." So if you're in the New York City area, and you're interesting in heading to DC for the rally, you can just show up at the following address on October 30th ...

The Huffington Post
560 Broadway
New York, NY 11012

Final details about the buses are still being worked out, but you can sign up for the trip here.

Jon came up with the rally as a way for so-called "moderate" citizens to express their political views, without partisan fighting. He has suggested that people bring signs proclaiming their reasonableness, bearing slogans like: "I Disagree With You, But I'm Pretty Sure You're Not Hitler," and "Take It Down a Notch, America." Nice. Those seem like ideas that most people can get behind.

Now, thanks to Ms. Huffington, you can get to the event without shelling out a lot of cash. ... And the way, if the idea of a "free group trip" sounds really "socialist" or "Communist" to you, then the rally almost definitely isn't going to be your sort of thing, if you know what we mean.

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Raymond R. Givonetti

Politics for Elections - An American Compromise

"Politics for Elections" is a circle of exploitations. The current state of American politics places a heavy burden on candidates to accept campaign support from self serving forces if they wish to be probable contenders. The starting exploitation is two faceted; one is campaign support by special interest entities in exchange for political reciprocation and the second is campaign support by a major party in exchange for aligning and supporting party agendas. Understanding that the two major parties have evolved from ideological entities into sophisticated competing organizations designed to win elections, party unification or polarization is necessary to maintain/enlarge a party base and obtain money for elections. The nucleus of each of the parties is elected officials (Congress). It should be noted that parties are not mentioned in the constitution and the founding fathers warned of factions but we now have parties formally integrated into our government literally splitting it in two.
The next exploitation in the circle is where the two major parties (Congress) exploit the public with red and blue team extreme propaganda designed to promote team competition using issues as a means as opposed to an objective. Deductive or genuine issue communication is replaced with inductive rationale that agrees with party agendas; in the form of extreme sound bites to provide maximum party separation and energize the party bases.
To close the circle, the public unknowingly funds the above exploitations. For example, the costs for lobbyists by the insurance industry are reflected in premiums. Similarly, business campaign support is reflected in the cost of products and services they provide. Most concerning, the public pays to be exploited when Congress spends energy on numerous party committees, generation of party statutes and propagation of party propaganda.
We have a convoluted paradox involving political survival factors coupled with two parties imbedded in our government competing for political power. It is not likely that members of Congress will broach election rules that could undermine their established position in their respective party for upcoming elections. For example, recent campaign reform efforts have proven to be superficial because loopholes outpaced the legislation, resulting in continuous record levels of campaign funding. Also, after years of Congressional indoctrination and party induction reasoning, a myopic view of the current political system requires a paradigm shift away from a hard earned comfort zone.
"Politics for Elections" reform will require the electorate to convince Congress that their votes depend on the unleashing of elected officials from all forces (parties, special interests, etc.) to enable unbiased policy making. Specifically this requires the electorate to search for candidates that promote genuine campaign finance reform, refuse special interest campaign support and encourage parties to be restored to ideological entities not integrated into our government. Minimally, we must focus on candidates that are truly issue driven and not depending on team (party) extreme negative propaganda to win elections.

Raymond R. Givonetti

September 29 2010 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Cool. People who don't like the term 'socialist' associated with the current administration will go to this... but only if they can be provided free transportation by a singular entity.

September 29 2010 at 7:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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