Sunday, April 11, 2010

Portrait of a volcano

America Wants To Know reached the boiling point last month after one too many conversations with friends and relatives who happily, even eagerly, accept the idea that the federal government must take over anything that seems too difficult or expensive for ordinary people to manage on their own.

Late at night, we went to the website and signed up to organize a group called "Freedom-Loving Fiscal Conservatives of L.A."

At the last click of the set-up, we chickened out. But a couple of weeks later, boiling again, we clicked it.

A few days went by and then Meetup sent out an e-mail to let other members know that the new group had been formed.

This is a screen shot of my e-mail inbox after that message went out.

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Between 6:04 p.m. on Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, 39 people joined the group.

If this is happening in Los Angeles, imagine what's going on in Des Moines. And Cincinnati. And Pittsburgh.

You won't have to imagine much longer. November is coming.

Copyright 2010

Editor's note: You might be interested in the previous posts, "Retiring Henry Waxman" and "Rep. Brad Sherman braves town hall meeting."