Roanoke Tea Party UpdateThis one I can vouch for (see another tea party protest plan in the works below). Though we've never met, I've communicated on-and-off in recent years with Roanoke RnR. She's one of us. A by-God American who wants only the best for her country. And she's a take-no-prisoners kinda woman. My kinda woman. If she's committed to this, then so am I.
By Roanoke RnR
We are confirmed as a go for April 15th - 5:00pm - 7:00pm for the Roanoke Tea Party.
Join us on Wiley Drive Greenway, next to the Roanoke River near the footbridge to the old stadium site and across from the River's Edge Sports Complex.
There should be plenty of on-street parking, and anyone coming from downtown could take advantage of the free trolley. Please be aware that we are permitted to carry signs, but they cannot be on sticks. Don't ask me why 'cause I don't know.
We have set up a Roanoke Tea Party Facebook page, so stop by and visit.
Contact information: LvsCrittersTwo@aol.com
Please join us in getting the word out...You can make a difference! [link]
A second memo to the Roanoke Times's publisher, Debbie Meade: I'd bet the reason protest signs aren't allowed to be on sticks at this gathering has to do with police fears that the protesters will want to beat the shit out of your reporters with them, should said reporters show up. But these aren't left-wing nuts. These are law-abiding, red-blooded Americans. So your reporters are safe. And your reporters don't seem to be the blinded-by-liberal-bias types.
So send 'em. And drop on by yourself. You might learn something.
Graphic courtesy of Roanoke Tax Day Tea Party.