Tough, determined Son-of-a-Bitch! He’d be ashamed of us.
The Patriots Day “Holiday”, for those in some states and countries who are not familiar with the observance (as of this year) the 237th anniversary of the Battles of Concord and Lexington and the beginning of the American Revolution. The actual date of these events is April 19th, 1776. Making this another important historical date that has fallen prey to The Monday Holiday Law (I have no idea or interest what the real title of this turkey of a idea is.) So this is the earliest date that Patriots Day falls on, and April 21st is the latest. (…One nation, at the shopping centers, with early opening, with free stuff for all.)
Since it either falls on Tax Day, or in the neighborhood, a number of protest groups are usually active. (The Marathon, did I forget to mention the Boston Marathon?) One in particular, The conservative Tea Party anti-tax/anti-big government group is the only one I’m going to talk about now. In 2009 the first Tea Party protest on the Boston Common occurred in the middle of the week, on a clear and cool day. In front of the Massachusetts State House several thousand citizens showed up who were alarmed at the direction the new administration was taking the country. Frightening to realize that was only four years and six or seven trillion dollars ago. I had broken my leg (first broken bone in my life) five weeks earlier, but was back at work at the Bank of America building in the financial district. From there to Beacon Hill and the State House rally was all (ALL!) uphill. On crutches. With a backpack full of camera equipment.
No comparison to the Occupy scumbags a couple of years later. Also no comparison to the wealth of TV and newspaper coverage they received, heavily edited to shield the sheeple from the truth and the filth, and the obscene words and behavior.