UPDATE: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann just called me and we made arrangements for me to meet with her in her office while I’m in DC. (I want to thank my Representative Bill Posey and his staff for putting us in touch with each other.)
I’m going. Yep, we’re driving north 868 miles to DC tonight for tomorrow’s big rally on the Capitol Steps, followed by calls to our House representatives to let them know we will throttle them (if not by the neck, by the ballot) if they vote for this abominable health care reform bill.
It’ll be a 13+ hour trip by car (not including pit stops), but hey, as I’ve already told some friends, the journey was long getting to Omaha Beach too.
Look out! We’re coming to DC, and I’ve already been in touch with my rep Bill Posey, who sent out an email to us on the Space Coast earlier this morning, inviting us to his office at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. We’ll be there.
I wonder how many other Representatives were as open and courteous to their constituents (aka “bosses”)? Patriots are bringing videocams and recorders… let’s see who shows up on You Tube with their fanny sticking out from under their desk. We’ll recognize them anyway… asses are asses, no matter which direction they’re facing.
Other Florida patriots who are heading to DC — Kristinn Taylor of Free Republic.com; John Vail of the Space Coast; Mabel from St. Cloud; and busloads, traincarsfull, and airplanes loaded with Floridians from Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, and all points between. Proud to stand with ’em.
Lorie Byrd of Wizbang and Media Mythbusters will be there. She and I have already exchanged cellfone numbers intending to hook up while we’re there at our nation’s Capitol. Breaking away from their national tour with the Tea Party Express II to fly into Washington for this important business is Lloyd Marcus, Blue Star mom Deborah Johns, and Amy Kremer. Anita Moncrief, ACORN whistle blower is expected to arrive as well.
We’re making history. We’re coming with a message. They may think they’ve got us surrounded, but I am reminded of what Chesty Puller said at the Battle of the Bulge (oops!) in Korea:
“They’ve got us surrounded, the poor bastards!”
Watch for news about Hell Raining down on the House at show producer Dave’s blogsite, where he’ll be posting updates as I call them in. For obvious reasons, I will not be hosting my show tonight or Thursday night. But check in on Friday when I’ll be back on the radio stream to tell you all about it.
Til then… we’re Eastbound and down.. loaded up and truckin, we’re gonna do what they say can’t be done. We got a long way to go, and a short time to get there… I’m eastbound, just watch your bandit run!