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4.15.2015

Breaking News: It's Tax Day, Capitol On Lock Down, And We May Have A New Hero



A mailman from Florida landed his gyrocopter in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a surprise stunt that saw guards pull out automatic weapons before he was arrested. "I'm demanding reform and declaring a voter's rebellion in a manner consistent with Jefferson's description of rights in the Declaration of Independence," Doug Hughes, 61, wrote in letters addressed to each member of Congress. "As a member of Congress, you have three options. 1. You may pretend corruption does not exist. 2. You may pretend to oppose corruption while you sabotage reform. 3. You may actively participate in real reform."

One thing odd about this from a media standpoint: It seems every single news organizations is scrambling to put up news flashes at this at this moment with no details. CNN called it "breaking news" on Twitter without a link to a story. I follow all sorts of news feeds and they've got nothing.  But the DailyBeast.com had this story (via the Tampa Bay Times)already up five minutes ago.  Something seems amiss. Is that a picture of him? Was someone tipped off?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

We don't need another hero.

DF Tina Turner

Anonymous said...

Nice work, Barry. You posted this 25 minutes before I got a CNN news alert on my phone about the same incident.

Give yourself a raise!

Anonymous said...

lol awesome.

Anonymous said...

Somewhere that guy's kids are going "well, crap."

Rage

Anonymous said...

God bless the Tea Party!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dang it! First I have to put up with those teenagers and their drones hovering over my swimming pool, now I have to worry about old geezer mailmen flying gyrocopters? I think I'll just spray tan.

DF College Girl Sunbathing in Backyard

Anonymous said...

This is how the Tea Party protests the IRS. The liberal weenies protest by flying a plane into the IRS building in Austin and killing a black man just short of his retirement.

Anonymous said...

Obammy has taken Cuba off of the terrorist sponsor list. Now if he would just do the same for the Tea Party!

Anonymous said...

I talked to an ex-secret service guy about this today. He was surprised there wasn't a flaming ball of flesh and metal on the ground from a L.A.W. in front of the Capital building.

Anonymous said...

Ever since I saw ads for them in the backs of comic books in the '80s, I've wanted a gyrocopter.

Anonymous said...

He was not a tea-partier. His main issue was that he supports campaign finance reform. Conservatives generally support the rights of the rich to buy-off politicians don't they?

Anonymous said...

11:02:
TEA Party stands for "Taxed Enough Already." The meaning has been coopted by its opponents.