Neil Steinberg, a Chicago Sun-Times Columnist, dropped by a tax-day TEA-Party protest in Chicago's Daley Plaza.Â In the resultant column, he wrote:
"My feeling was, heck, if staging public gripe fests gives these people something to do, then great. It's outside. It involves handicrafts, the making of signs and costumes. It's like Scouting for irked middle-aged white people."
Me... I find the whole thing annoying, but then again, I'm a lot older than Mr Steinberg, and I've had people like this in my face off and on since 1965.Â One tires, after a while.Â One also learns to realize that loud-and-ignorant garners as much attention from Congress-people as amount of quiet-and-reasoned argument; often more... for a while.
So-o-o-o... I'm not quite ready to "...find the whole thing harmless."Â I am, however, disposed to presume the whole thing will eventually, pretty much within the year I think, fritter away whatever goodwill it had (that whole loud-and-stupid thing), and become just another occasionally visible small and annoying voice crying in the echo chamber.Â Even the Mad Hatter will ignore them.