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Rally Within a Rally

Posted on November 2, 2010 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

Photo of Me taken by a Totally Sane Stranger

What happens when you and over 250-thousand like-minded people show up in the same place at the same time?  You experience lots of interesting, cool, and plan-changing stuff.  Here is my wrap up from the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear”…

I was surprised by so many people of my parent’s age:  Call me an ageist or whatever, but I consider Stewart and Colbert representatives of Gen X and Gen Y.  When I showed up in DC and was preparing to go the Rally, I was surrounded not just by folks my age and younger, but by baby boomers and people of my parent’s generation.  Sure, my mom and dad like John Stewart, but I never considered that they would make the trek to a Rally.  So cool that this event inspired sanity-desiring people of all ages to attend.

The Metro turned out to be a bad option:  How could we possibly drive into the event, we thought.  Too much traffic, no place to park? Let’s park further out of the city and take in the beautiful DC Metro, we planned.  Got into the station, waited in line for tickets, waited for train, and it arrives packed like the Japanese Metro at rush hour, but worse.  Read more

Mischief at DC Rally; Follow Patty on Twitter

Posted on October 29, 2010 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

Hey Slacker Nation –

Follow me @BeingPattyPino. I’ll be tweeting live from Comedy Central’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on Saturday, October 29.  Twits can also check out #rally4sanity.

Not a twitterer?  You can cheat the system by going to  You should be able to see some tweets without an account.  (It is also free to sign up.) Read more

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