What better way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day than to head down to the General Assembly to see our elected officials in action. At least that's what a few hundred gun nuts, right-wing militia types, Tea Baggers, and Neo-Confederates thought. A few pictures for your delectation.
"Are we late? I brought my little 12" Confederate flag to wave."
Today was old white people day at the Bell Tower. Apparently the African American tea party is later this week.
I'm guessing there aren't too many people with graduate degrees in this picture.
Personally, I have always thought that Patrick Henry was kind of a douche, and this guy's performance really captured that aspect of Patrick Henry's personality.
And here are the "scary militia guys" in their scary camo fatigues. Fun fact: not only were no guns openly displayed, the Capitol Police wouldn't even let these clowns carry the pointy 24" long sticks that their little U.S. and Confederate flags came with. The sticks were not allowed, demonstrators were informed.