Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuscaloosa Tea Party

I went to the Tuscaloosa Tax Day Tea Party yesterday after work. I had to leave around 6:15, unfortunately. But it was a good experience, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Here are just a few photos from the afternoon.

This kid is going to have a lot of federal debt to pay off. So will his kids.

Gadsden Flags and related apparel were common at Tea Parties across the country.

The one on the right was one of my favorites.

My friend Adam came prepared.

Another good one on the left.

There's no justification for this out-of-control spending.

There were a few media members there, and I noticed one guy standing maybe 100 feet behind the crowd (toward Gorgas Library). He had a professional-looking camera, and I stopped to see the logo on his shirt so I could find out what media outlet he was with. Turns out he was from the Tuscaloosa Police Department. I half-jokingly asked if he was taking pictures for DHS. He didn't really seem to want to talk. Now I wish I had taken his picture; I'm going to wonder if some of us are going to be in a database or on a watch list now.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I just might have to move to Texas.

Perry fires up anti-tax crowd

Later, answering news reporters' questions, Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.

Some people are going to say Perry is an idiot for making this remark. They'll say it's political suicide, or they'll call for DHS to keep a closer eye on him. But he's right. Every state entered the union voluntarily, reserving the right to leave the union if it became tyrannical. The War Between the States (it wasn't a civil war) did not change that.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We need to ban swords!

This senseless swordfight killed two people.

Man dies days after swordfight that killed woman

How long will we have to wait for the Indiana legislature to take action?!