There were between 300 and 350 protesters at Santa Ana, CA between noon and 1:30. It was one of five venues for Tea Party protest in Orange County today.
Opus #6 (famous blogger)(left) and my daughter Emilie on the right.
NBC interviewed Emilie on film asking why she was there, asking her background, etc. She accounted herself well under their scrutiny. They didn't interview the old, angry white man standing next to her (that would be me).
I've been scouring the internet for the place the bus is supposed to pick me up and deliver me to the Tea Party Protest. After all, I expect some insurance company to give me a pre-made sign, a sack lunch, a t-shirt, an "envelope" for my participation and a ride home at the end of the day... Because this is all fake, right?
I was at Searchlight, Nevada where CNN reported that "two dozen people" gathered together at Harry Reid's home town to kick off the Tea Party Express that will wind its way across America.
I was at Santa Ana, California last 4/15 when the media didn't even show up because the crowd was made up of "rednecks", firearm owners, mostly employed, traitors to their race (non-white people), women, and people who bathed (how can it be a real protest if people are well dressed? - Sen. B. Boxer [D-CA]) --- essentially people who don't matter to either the state run media or the oligarchs in Washington, DC.
Today I'll be at Santa Ana at noon, and in Corona, California in the afternoon to witness this rag-tag band of PATRIOTS (it's a dirty word now in Washington, DC these days - they sling the word as if it was mud) who want to affirm individual responsibility, smaller government, rational taxation, affirmation of the Tenth Amendment (State's Rights), etc. And I want to invite "progressives" to come and look at the future of America - because hope and change has taken on a whole new meaning.
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Welcome to Virtual Mirage
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad," asked Alice?
"You must be," said the cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
Virtual Mirage - What's on the other side of the mirror? Ask Alice how deep the rabbit hole really goes.
This blog is an extension of MY JOURNEY because sometimes my journey needs more explanation, and sometimes there is more to be said than can be expressed on one ordinary blog.
Sometimes it's politics (very serious), sometimes I address the human condition with a dose of humor, and other times it may seem as if the track is headed in a unique direction. I can be a complicated guy at times.
There are a few things you'll find I consider:
* Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
* Sometimes the questions are complex but the answers are simple.
* Love is the only condition where the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
* Steers do not sign treaties with meat packers. (think on that)
* Taxes are NEVER levied for the benefit of the taxed.
* The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no victory possible in defense.
WHITE POWDER (Novel)
There is something intoxicating about a secret.
THE OLD WHORE (NOVEL)
In the peculiar culture of the Central Intelligence Agency, "old whores" are people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done, irrespective of the cost.
EXILES FROM EDEN (NOVEL)
Sparks fly as two star-crossed lovers meet. He runs toward trouble as she yearns for something missing. And it ends in a flight from and toward justice.
Today, I balance work and play as much as anyone can. All things remaining equal, play is more important. Life is short - it's important to make every day count for something, if only to yourself.
I'm a former tinker/tailor/soldier/sailor who has now decided that maybe it really wasn't all done for nothing.
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