FBLA was at the LA satellite version of Jon Stewart‘s “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Saturday. Have to say, though sparsely attended–no more than 1,000 people showed up–the tone was more earnest and less ironic than Stewart’s DC rally. We actually liked it better. Aside from multiple dull platitudes about voting–as if choosing between Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown is how we’re going to right the ship of American ills–the comics who took the stage were far more political and aggressive than in DC. Comic Jimmy Dore sagely noted that in the face of trillion dollar Wall Street bailouts and corrupt political officials, teacher and their unions aren’t the ones we should be accusing of greed and scapegoating for the ills of America.
Best line of the day, from Paul Provenza: “If you’re ever talking to a Christian and you want to get out of it, just tell him you’re late for you girlfriend’s abortion. We think the baby is gay.”
Christian’s aren’t good with quandaries you see.