April 15th, 2013 Patriots Day in Massachusetts

Definition of Badass

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.

IMG_0039 first Boston Tea Party rally

Take a look at these pictures of the people interested in the Tea Party pitch and values, look at the words on their signs and look at how clean they leave the Common.Leaving it cleanIMG_0036 Compare to Occupy IMG_0042 Hey Acorn IMG_0047

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.

Yup, old Samuel would be ashamed of us and what we’ve done with his blood and sacrifice.Composite image Minuteman

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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4 Responses to April 15th, 2013 Patriots Day in Massachusetts

  1. Doug Hanley says:

    Not Me!

    Doug Hanley


  2. The colonial era town (west of Boston) was called Menotomy (local Indian name), today it’s named Arlington.
    I grew up there in the fifties. Grade school class trips brought us to the historical high points such as the Russell house where we could see and stick our little adolescent fingers into the bullet holes left by British musket balls. I don’t have a strong memory of the gravestone, but it looks new to me. I may be a connoisseur of grave markers. I made the pilgrimage to General Joshua Chamberlain’s grave in Brunswick ME and hit all the big grave sites in Boston.
    From the writings of Joshua Chamberlain,” In great deeds, something abides.”.


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