Operation Olive Branch

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God Doves will be released TODAY at 5 p.m. @ 513 W 54th St in front of The Colbert Report studio line. Revolution Media Solutions in NYC will be taking the lead on this project. RMS will be filming the release as well as passing out flyers and signs to supporters and the studio audience. If you would like to be a part of this operation show up early, film the event, take a flyer, and cry out Restore Truthiness when the doves are released!

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Direct all communications to: support@colbertrally.com SUBJECT: Operation Olive Branch

On last night’s show, Colbert wanted a sign from God, in the form of a flock of geese, when he discussed the idea of a Restoring Truthiness Rally. Too bad God’s in Florida this week (he said something about a bonfire), so we’ll have to handle this ourselves.

Geese are too Canadian for us Americans, especially when they just migrate south over our great nation and poop on our land. We decided to go with a more classy fowl. We know this is extremely last minute, but are we soldiers in this fight or what? Colbert Nation, we summon you!! You have three choices to choose from:

Plan A

Send Colbert a flock of doves and document it on film. Easy as a miracle from God. Rainbow is optional. Here is what we need for tomorrow Sept. 8th, 2010:

Ok, some people wanted to send doves, so here is the form to chipin. We talked to a guy in NY and he says he can do 10 doves it $400. We still need someone to volunteer to come film it for us: support@colbertrally.com

  1. DONE: If you are familiar with businesses that send doves, please give us details on which one to use and how much it will cost. Can this be done tomorrow Sept. 8th, or is that too last minute?
  2. DONE: We either need someone who is extremely rich to finance the entire operation (we tried calling the Koch brothers), or we can start a donation button once someone figures out how much it will cost. Thank you for all the generous donations.
  3. Then we have to figure out how to lure, in a friendly way, Mr. Stewart and Mr. Colbert to come outside so they can see this magnificent sign from the Lord God and film it. This is the internet, pics or it didn’t happen.

Plan B

We need paper origami cranes made and sent/taken into the studio to give to Colbert. Colbert will have a flock of cranes in his studio like Beck had a flock of geese at his rally. Be sure to include a note with it about why you folded the crane (hint: it’s for a Restoring Truthiness Rally). There’s a Japanese tale that says if you fold 10,000 paper cranes your wish will come true, but these are 100% American made cranes so we only need about 500 or so. Send or hand deliver the cranes!

Instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es-vMeZy9HA

Facebook Groups Promoting the Cause:
Counting Cranes
Peace Cranes

Plan C (by SVENGAL1)

Send Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert a toy goose from Amazon: Ty Beanie Babies – Honks Goose or Free the Eagle with Black Chest Red & Blue Wings. (If a non-profit has an Amazon affiliate code they want to use for these links, email me: support@colbertrally.com)

Studio address:

Stephen Colbert:

c/o The Colbert Report

513 West 54th Street

New York, NY 10019

Discuss it on Reddit


Please send us your suggestions and ideas. We cannot possibly pull this entire gig off ourselves, especially since we live all the way across country in San Francisco. Also, tomorrow Colbert will have military personnel in his studio, so anything nice we do tomorrow is a patriotic act of unmatched proportions.

Direct all communications to: support@colbertrally.com SUBJECT: Operation Olive Branch

  • http://marcuswilson.tumblr.com TheWilson

    Perhaps you could send a video or dvd of a flock of geese flying? That would be alot cheaper. I’m down for a donate button going up.

  • Hookseycolvin

    Please pease the geese

  • Ishtarsunstar

    Rainbows. The ultimate sign from g_d… He said so.

    • Spike

      So then make a quick ‘Restoring Truthiness’ sign, put it in your yard…water the yard and film the ‘rainbow’ over the sign and send it in.

    • Anonymous

      DOUBLE RAINBOW!!

  • http://twitter.com/StephAAmbrose Stephanie A

    How about something on twitter…his followers should send audio files of geese, videos with geese, songs that have the word geese or goose in it, pictures of geese…so everything he’ll see or hear would be about geese…talk about a sign of God πŸ˜‰

  • SynapticSpam

    Does anybody have an “In” with the members of The Flock of Seagulls?

  • Hglaber

    How about plush geese? Surely someone makes small, cheap goose toys. They would be much easier to work into a show (should they choose to) with a decent visual impact on-screen.

    They gotta be cheap enough to bury him with them though. Under $5 each would be about right for each donor to buy one goose.

  • Glasses515

    how about everyone send a bunch of pictures of geese to thru email or something

  • #1 Fan

    I like Stephanie’s idea. No money involved and everyone can participate. Get people to just go out and post a photo of our chosen symbol, doves, geese, or rainbows and inundate his Facebook and/or Twitter pages with them…a sign from the latest omniscient, omnipotent force: The Internet.

  • stephc23

    I think the great American Bald Eagle would be the more appropriate bird to deliver The Sign to Stephen. It’s got bigger balls than a goose, dove or crane.

    • Jeff

      do YOU wanna try to catch a bald eagle?

      • stephc23

        Point taken….a turkey, maybe?

  • Greem

    Loons! And they’re not just in Canada. They’re everywhere! What more fitting fowl than to contend with the foul Beck than a Loon!!

  • Momly

    How are you going to get that much heavy equipment moved so quickly?

    Oh, CRANES, like the bird. Never mind.

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  • sherrystanek

    Keep up the great work on this!

  • Brian

    I suggest contacting one of the members of this site http://www.white-dove-releases.com/new-york.htm they release white doves for weddings and such i’m sure if contacted of the four located in new york you may find one to do it for free possible otherwise you can use a donate button to raise funds

  • http://twitter.com/Mwforhr MWforHR

    I have two geese. I’ll film them honking!

  • http://ninure.tk Ninure

    I want the graphic, please!!

  • Jean

    Hey, what’s more American than the bald eagle? – – the TURKEY! How about a flock of turkeys made from our hands? What a totally American way to send a miracle!

  • Tujie7

    Cranes are coming your way.

  • Jean

    If you are a classroom teacher, have your little kiddies draw their turkey by outlining their little hands then color them in appropriately.

  • http://twitter.com/StephAAmbrose Stephanie A

    I’d love to send origami cranes but I’m in Switzerland it will take a week ’til they get there…should I send them anyway?

    • Anonymous

      Yes!

      • http://twitter.com/StephAAmbrose Stephanie A

        ok..just sent the two stuffed animals from amazon…2-4 days and Colbert will have them on his desk…

      • http://twitter.com/StephAAmbrose Stephanie A

        ok..just sent the two stuffed animals from amazon…2-4 days and Colbert will have them on his desk…

    • Anonymous

      Yes!

  • saranaghati

    Let’s all get what we have on hand out to Colbert and Stewart right away and keep sending as we get more ideas.

  • saranaghati

    Remember- HONK IF YOU LOVE TRUTHINESS

  • saranaghati

    Remember- HONK IF YOU LOVE TRUTHINESS

  • saranaghati

    OK – I have sent them each a poster of a flock of geese. I think we need to do what we can simply do right away- and then get the bigger plans going. Don’t stop the momentum.

  • KatieAnnieOakley

    I’m not artistic, so I can’t do the Origami Cranes… I suppose I could pitch a couple of Love Doves in the air, but really – can’t we hire someone else to do that?

    I know: I can honk that goose… totally. Just give ’em a good SQUEEZE and make ’em honk his %$#@ off! YOU BETCHA!!!

  • Cu62868

    I have a stuffed eagle that I am going to send to Colbert. I live about 60 miles out of DC and my husband & I will definitely be at the rally with friends & relatives.

  • http://twitter.com/mindofgretchen mindofgretchen

    Hey! Maybe someone can gather together photos of the birds previously discussed, and cobble them together into a music video that we can use on youtube so we can get attention that way. Some very patriotic music. God Bless the USA, God Bless America, etc. I would volunteer myself, but I really don’t have the right software, or the right music!

    Maybe youtube would want to get involved… Couldn’t hurt to ask!

    • SpencersMom

      how about John Ashcroft’s “Let the Eagle Soar”? no better parody of god and fauxpatriotism!

    • SpencersMom

      how about John Ashcroft’s “Let the Eagle Soar”? no better parody of god and fauxpatriotism!

  • http://twitter.com/StephAAmbrose Stephanie A

    Hey…just asked about sending a cake to the Report.
    Like these ones:
    http://www.boey.com/cakesnshapes/picturecakes.htm

    They look pretty good. But what should go on it?

  • Prof Sherrill

    What about origami eagles? I like this one:

    This one too:

  • http://twitter.com/kyledavidgroup Kyle David Group

    If the widget doesn’t work can you post real time dollar figure updates?

  • Prof Sherrill

    Origami eagles?

  • Prof Sherrill

    Origami eagles?

  • Lowrider

    …Just book the Finnish band Damn Seagulls… They’re even made in the G-man’s image…

  • Lowrider

    …Just book the Finnish band Damn Seagulls… They’re even made in the G-man’s image…

  • http://twitter.com/StephAAmbrose Stephanie A

    Hello all…I wrote to “Cakes ‘N Shapes” in New York. They already did a cake for Colbert a couple of months ago. I think it’s this one: http://yfrog.com/mej23j
    They wrote me back and they would do it for tomorrow or any day after. It’s somewhat expensive but this is a once in a lifetime thing, right? πŸ˜‰ (btw,
    I thought I could send a cake with the restoring truthiness picture on it. What do you think? Should something else go on it?
    Or is this one better? http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=30396685&fbid=510776509583&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=150942998258775&id=196200048
    Let me know…

  • dredge

    i assume that drawings of geese and letters are also acceptable from those of us who go to college and can’t afford to charge a $4 eagle on our mom’s credit card

    • dredge

      and also suck at origami

    • dredge

      and also suck at origami

    • saranaghati

      That’s what sent- one to Stephen and one to Jon. I don’t see any problem here this time it is the message not the media

      • saranaghati

        Sorry- it should say- what I sent- I’m messing around doing this at work – secretly

      • saranaghati

        Sorry- it should say- what I sent- I’m messing around doing this at work – secretly

    • Anonymous

      Do what you can. Anything you do for the cause is appreciated.

  • TERRI

    Steven, this nation MUST have a “Truthiness Rally.” Preferably before the November elections!!!

    PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!

  • Yogichi

    I think we should probably stay away from live animals. And, doves symbolize peace…not very Colbert.

  • Stella

    Please drop the live bird idea – it is just not cool unless there is a 100% guarantee the animals will not be harmed in any way. I agree that everyone can participate with an origami crane which does have great symoblic meaning as a peace gesture.

  • Stella

    Please drop the live bird idea – it is just not cool unless there is a 100% guarantee the animals will not be harmed in any way. I agree that everyone can participate with an origami crane which does have great symoblic meaning as a peace gesture.

  • anellah

    I just sent a toy goose from Amazon.

  • anellah

    I just sent a toy goose from Amazon.

  • Tim

    Honks has the additional benefit of being something that can be recycled to hospitals, toys for tots, etc.

  • sam elrod

    Film doves/geese/turkeys being flown over cardboard cutouts of colbert and stewart. Post on youtube, ColbertRally/Reddit/Anon makes it viral

  • Beerbarian

    I’m not a tweeter, but maybe someone can ask Anthony Edwards (Goose from Top Gun) or Peter Siragusa to ask him to do the rally.

    I also like the sound of “Father Goose” Stephen Colbert (like “Papa Bear” Bill O’Reilly).

  • Nancy

    What are you crazy? God would send eagles!

  • IraM

    I really think a animated Dinoasour being road my Noah, into the studio would say it all.

  • http://thefoldblog.com thefold-Chris

    Oh yee of little faith. It’s not geese Colbert is after. It’s eseeg.

  • http://twitter.com/StephAAmbrose Stephanie A

    Cake is in production with the Restoring truthiness picture on it and will be delivered either tomorrow or Monday along with a note saying: “This is the sign you’ve been waiting for, Stephen. Yours truly, the God Goose.” What ya think?

    • MM

      Awesome!

    • MM

      Awesome!

  • DSTOWE001

    OK – just sent a Honks Goose to Stephen Colbert. Will try to make origami cranes to send (gulp!) Couldn’t Mr. Colbert & Mr. Stewart be lured outside to see the magnificent sign from the Lord God by telling them Glenn Beck is outside just waiting for them? (So have a cardboard picture of Beckerhead. Lying’s okay, isn’t it – opps, Restore Truthiness. Right!
    Well, if you DO have a picture of Beckerhead, it wouldn’t be lying.

  • Charlieknew

    Make this happen!

  • Caitlin

    I will definitely be sending beanie babies as soon as I get paid on Friday!

  • Caitlin

    I will definitely be sending beanie babies as soon as I get paid on Friday!

  • MM

    I just sent a crane, with a personal letter to Stephen!

    Sorry I couldn’t donate to the doves, but I’m glad that it’s going smoothly.

    Although I don’t doubt that they’ll do it. They’ve rarely ever not followed through with their plans/implications–don’t see why they’d stop now. πŸ˜€

  • MM

    I just sent a crane, with a personal letter to Stephen!

    Sorry I couldn’t donate to the doves, but I’m glad that it’s going smoothly.

    Although I don’t doubt that they’ll do it. They’ve rarely ever not followed through with their plans/implications–don’t see why they’d stop now. πŸ˜€

  • David

    THIS MARCH-FOR-TRUTH ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW IN ORDER TO CELEBRATE THE FULL ADOPTION OF GEORGE ORWELL’S 1984+ = THE 26th ANNIVERSARY.

    THE BLOGGERS, PUNDITS, POLITICOS, POLYS, AND WONKS, REGARDLESS OF AFFILIATIONS, ARE MAKING THINGS JUST TOO COMPLICATED IN THE MEDIA AND ON-LINE.

    THE NEW ETHIC IS BASICALLY JUST “MAK’IN SH*T UP” THEN STOKING AND HYPING IT ON-LINE, THEN THE “MAIN-STREAM MEDIA, PICKS IT UP AS NEWS — EVERYONE LOVES A FOOD-FIGHT. REALLY, NOTHING MORE SOPHISTICATED THAN THAT.

    A GOOD DOSE OF TRUTH WOULD BE REALLY BE SHOCKINGLY NEW, UNUSUAL, AND REVOLUTIONARY JUST ABOUT NOW. COUNT ME IN WITH SOME INTERESTING SIGNS DIRECTED AT THE MEDIA WHO ARE THE SLUGS IN THIS WHOLE SORRY MESS.

    DJB — COUNT ME IN … I WILL BE THERE !

  • Jerry Miller

    Stephen Colbert is MY SON, in whom I AM well pleased. God Almighty, Omnipotent and Everlasting. Using pseudonym: Grumpy736

  • Frankdizzle

    Get a local plumber to go in to his bathroom with the “ole leaky toilet excuse” install one of those honking toilet seats…he sits, he sh^t$, we have a miracle!!

  • MM

    I just sent a TY goose to Stephen–I was able to get it for one cent! (Of course it includes shipping and handling, but it’s a small fee.)

    For those who want to send something specifically to Jon, here’s an address:

    Jon Stewart
    c/o The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    733 11th Avenue
    New York, NY 10019

    It’s mainly for fan-mail, but it’ll do. πŸ˜‰

  • MM

    I just sent a TY goose to Stephen–I was able to get it for one cent! (Of course it includes shipping and handling, but it’s a small fee.)

    For those who want to send something specifically to Jon, here’s an address:

    Jon Stewart
    c/o The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    733 11th Avenue
    New York, NY 10019

    It’s mainly for fan-mail, but it’ll do. πŸ˜‰

  • TheCuriosity

    Seems my last comment was deleted :( I wish i knew why.

    anyway thanks everyone for the how-to’s for origami links. I’ve finished making one, jsut need to pretty it up to send in normal mail!

  • TheCuriosity

    Seems my last comment was deleted :( I wish i knew why.

    anyway thanks everyone for the how-to’s for origami links. I’ve finished making one, jsut need to pretty it up to send in normal mail!

  • Jon ButNotStewart

    Someone should call Anthony Edwards, who played GOOSE in TOP GUN. What more sign from The Lord would you need if GOOSE himself shows up and gives you a message from the Man UpStairs?

    • TheCuriosity

      That would be awesome. He has a twitter account, but hasn’t used it since January.

  • brian oblivion

    come on guys, God Doves will be too subtle. The Founders would not approve. We need to send Battletoads to get Stephen Colbert’s attention.

  • Nyconnie

    we should get Father Guido Sarducci, I think that is how to spell it. Stephen had him on the show and he was a blast. He could get the job done.

  • http://twitter.com/Mwforhr MWforHR

    Add this as my request for the @ColbertRally http://twitpic.com/2muuft Picture of my geese flying.

  • http://twitter.com/croftyaz jm digital documents

    we need to give steve and jon goose bumps!

  • jj

    Origami cranes don’t poop.

  • TheCuriosity

    Any update on the Doves?

    • Anonymous

      We are aiming for Monday, will you be there to watch it?

      • TheCuriosity

        Oh God Goose, I WISH. sadly a mere 350 miles and funds will keep me from seeing what could only be the most epic releasing of doves ever.

  • MM

    Doves were released! HUZZAH!

    And it seems we’ve gone above and beyond with our donation mark! (I was able to donate this time, which made me happy.)