[Homestead] Armed Protests Approved by local gov't
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 31 16:14:03 EST 2009
Looks like some tea party groups are starting to merge with other protest groups. This one is sponsored by a tea party group and a second amendment rights group. There are a lot of people angry about a lot of different issues, and it is inevitable they start to merge, IMO.
Just came back from another unplanned and unavoidable cross country trip. When I was in Arkansas, I ran into a cross country trucker. He related that he has been a trucker for some 20 years and he's noticing a huge change. He said that people from all walks are really really angry. Related that there are tons of homeless families living in truck stops, kids and all, some in tents, some in cars, some in campers. Fathers looking at newspapers trying to find work, mom's out panhandling.
Have to agree with this one, as every truck stop I stopped at for fuel, either my passengers or I were approached by people begging for money, and kids were in the cars right behind them. That started a little bit when fuel prices were high, but this is different. In one truck stop with an all you can eat resturant, we couldn't help but notice the large table of about 2 families sitting together --- there were 4 plates in front of each person (many were little kids) - so we guessed they were stuffing their pockets with food.
And from the weird side of observations, a black tank (yep a real tank!) rolled down this rural road here a few weeks ago. Nobody seems to know anything about it.
Meanwhile, on the weather side, dang its been cold! There was a ton of snow here a couple days ago, and it finally finished melting. I was in the Chicago area also, and was hit by an ice storm, made for some great pictures, but bad for driving in parking lots. In N. TX there were hundreds of cars off the road, and thick ice from the previous day (or two), not sure when the roads got that thick ice. First patch I hit on the interstate was pretty thick, and luckily I had 2 left tires on pavement still.
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