There are "tea party" protests being held by Repubs here, and pretty much everywhere else in the country.
They're mimicking the Boson Tea Party protests, which had to do with colonials being pissed about taxes on tea (and other things) by the higher-ups in Britain. Newcons are pissed about a four percent tax increase on higher income tax brackets (You know, because those tax cuts worked so well for everyone -- and the economy -- before.) and the big spending by the big government.
I wish I were out there, but I'm in the office, diligently working on another story.
The tea parties are outside, which is quaint.
As poor people are losing their homes, incomes and 401ks, they can be comforted by the fact that there's a classy element to poverty. Frick, tea is cheap, now.