For myself, I’m very glad to be done with jury duty. I had already put it off enough times that this time they sent me the notice with a big OR ELSE prominently displayed. Bo-o-o-oring. Especially as I was never even called for a panel. I brought my own reading material so it was time well misspent. It would have been even better misspent had I brought my own cantina, but on sober reflection I decided to save on bail.
The first item on the agenda is the Republican voter registration booth at the Montrose Farmer’s Market this Sunday. This had been cancelled due to sickness and injury, but we are on again. You can see previous posts about this here and here. God willing and the creek don’t rise we hope to see you there cheering the team on.
Next, the La Canada Memorial Day Parade. That is going to kick off on Memorial Day observed, May 28 at 10:30 from Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd. I discovered that we are weeks too late to enter a vehicle in the parade, as they need to be registered and paid for well in advance. In years past this was handled by Marvin and Mary Owen whose organizational moxie now resides in Kentucky. To date no one with comparable organizational skills has turned up. So last year Club turnout was pretty disappointing. So I’m making a plea to members to show up and march. I’ll be there and I hope some will join me. I realize that none of us are as chipper as we used to be so maybe y’all could deputize your grand kids.
I confess that I have seldom been one to shy away from infuriating the opposition. I find it passing strange that so few share my enjoyment of this form of entertainment. Tactically, I think, invisibility is not going to put the Republican message across. Nor will playing by the Marquess of Queensbury Rules when the opposition are unprincipled, bloody minded thugs – Orcs with better teeth. Besides, no matter what we say or do the perpetually offended will be whining about how offended they are. As my mother used to say, “might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.”
So I bought some banners for the parade.
- Republican – the Party for People Who Think
- Make California Great Again
- Defend the Children, Exercise the 2nd Amendment
At this point I don’t have anybody besides myself to carry them so I’m considering three options:
- Call for volunteers – if that doesn’t work
- Hire some High School kids – if that doesn’t work
- Hire some casual labor at Home Depot
So I’m calling for volunteers.
As these banners are designed to get people’s attention and provoke a peaceful, and as Orcs don’t understand ‘peaceful’ too well, they might get frisky. So I’m hoping that there will be several loyal Republicans scattered along the parade route with cell phones at the ready to catch over-enthusiastic Donks on camera. Just in case.
Expect some phone calls. If you aren’t on my ‘nice’ list and would like to be, drop me a line at RCFoothills@gmail.com.