Tea and protest has a familiar ring

Suppose they gave a tea party and no one came?

I don’t think that will be a problem Wednesday, April 15, on The Circle in downtown Georgetown. One of the more than 1,000 nationwide protest TEA (Taxed Enough Already) parties is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. in the historic spot where other protests have taken place over the years.

There are a lot of mad people out there who are fed up with the direction the government is taking. Are these people sore-loser Republicans who just can’t resign themselves to a Democrat-controlled government?

Some may be, but most feel the government is broken and is being run by politicians who have forgotten they represent the voters who put them in office. They feel a wake-up call, or bop on the head, is long overdue.

FOXY NEWS – Most of those who are mad as hell and not taking it anymore (with apologies to the movie Network) sit at home cursing the nightly news.

When they’ve had enough they eventually turn to Fox News and never return to other mainstream media. Don’t get me wrong, I like Fox News. But Fox News is so hung up on being fair and balanced they forget there is a lot of interesting news out there that has nothing to do with politics, President Obama or government.

There are times when you need to see a story or two about a two-headed cow in Iowa or a guy with a string collection in West Virginia.

DO THE DANCE – I have to count myself among those who are angry, but my anger is geared more toward basic necessities. I’m mad as hell that my health insurance premium has doubled, gas prices are $2 a gallon, electric rates are sky high, food is $10 a bag at the grocery store and everything from cable TV to haircuts to parking meter fees is going up.

I think I’ll organize a GEAR (Give Everyone A Raise) party to get the word out we all need more cash.

For health reasons, it doesn’t pay to stay angry for long. I break the spell by doing the Gratitude Dance. Go ahead and Google it – I dare you.

Oh, by the way, I’ll be on The Circle on tax day between noon and 2 p.m.

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