Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Party for lunch...





First. Protest. Evar!

My darling wife and I spent our lunch break today attending the Riverside, CA Tea Party. On the way in, I stopped by a store to grab my protest flag.

I was a little hesitant about this, figuring it might be just a half dozen or so folks, but I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout - I would say 100-150 people maybe.


The rally wound its way through downtown Riverside in a very orderly, civilized manner - staying on the sidewalks, obeying the traffic signs etc. There were no cops in attendance, with the exception of a couple of Sheriff's deputies who came out of the courthouse to see what was going on.


Everyone in the protest was very friendly - pretty low-key, not a lot of shouting or hectoring, just a bunch of people walking together,holding signs and chatting amiably. Quite a few made positive comments about our choice of banner.

There was one guy, out in the Farmer Boys parking lot, who asked with a sneer, "Aside from everything, what exactly is it you guys are protesting?", to which I replied "The size of government; the loss of liberty". Yeah, a big talker I am not...


Well, we did a circuit of downtown, and the march wasn't stopping. They continued on to do a second lap. Wifey and I looked at the watch, then at each other, and decided that we had to split. We had to go back to work - taxes to pay, y'know...





3 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Nice work! To all those smug nitwits who gave me the finger I just yelled, "It's your money too!"

DirtCrashr said...

Oh yeh, we had some lovely femal English accents in our crowd too!

You couldn't possibly have said enough eloquently to reach Sneer - his head was already packed with sneerisms and other clever-bogus folly not of his own invention, old spiderwebs and dead cockroaches of the Marxist/statist variety.

Christina LMT said...

Good for you both!
Nice pictures.