I'm not good at mornings. We were
supposed to be at Honda's office at 9 AM, but it was closer to 10:15
when I got there. The only one occupying the office was Doug. He told
me that everyone else had moved on to Zoe Lofgrens office. Doug was
spending time there so Honda would know he REALLY wants Congress to
stop funding the war. Later he sent me some pictures he took during the
occupation. Click his picture to look at those.
I had to wait about ten minutes at this
(Hamilton) light rail station, so I decided to use the time trying to
get a good picture of it. I like the way it looks.
The most noticeable thing about riding
the train was that all the bike racks were full. Up at the north end of
the line that seems to rarely happen, but in South San Jose it is
common. I'm not sure why.
I didn't even get to Lofgren's office.
I was half a block away when this parade of peace activists intercepted
me and said "turn around". Apparently they had a bad experience there.
Miriam Kathleen wanted us to run somebody against her next year. I
couldn't think of a better idea. Hey Roy, are you interested?
On the train we ran into this guy that
makes a living making custom balloons for people. He made us a peace
sign balloon and talked us into paying $10 for it. A real magician if
there ever was one.
Carol wanted me to take good pictures
of all her signs. Click the buttons above to see those. She started the
speaking by explaining that we were going to have bit of open mike
speaking and then we were going to march down to the Mercury News
Office, and then we were going to march down to Anna Eshoo's office and
deliver some Valentines, the overall message of which would be "we'd
love it if you would impeach the current regime."
These three were sitting in the sun
enjoying lunch, and the one in the middle was moved by the emotion of
our speaking to say a few words, mostly thanks for caring about the
future and keep it up. I was so busy talking to them I completely
ignored the pithy nuggets of wisdom that Roy shared with us.
Then we paraded down to The Mercury
News. Along the way we chanted things like: "what do we want?"
"IMPEACHMENT!" "when do we want it?" "NOW!" When that got old Carol
would explain to all in earshot that our goal is to inspire our
Congressional Representatives to practice compassionate impeachment on
and all of the other senior officials of the current Washington Regime.
The last thing we did was pose for a group shot. I photoshopped myself
in because I was there.
Talking to Cameron
about it later, he said the thing he enjoyed most about the day was all
the positive feedback we got from passers by that liked the message we
were putting out there. Pedestrians would give us thumbs up. Cars would
honk. Once he mentioned it, I saw what he was talking about. A lot of
people really were nice to us.