Mitt Romney spent the last two nights at a Marriott Hotel on the beach in Delray Beach, Florida, about a ten minute walk from my house. How interesting to witness the fascist police state up close. First there was the ridiculous hour-long traffic jam on I-95 when our aspiring dictator of the planet arrived at Palm Beach International Airport yesterday. The town was abuzz with excited members of the booboisie proclaiming “Romney’s at the Marriott! Romney’s at the Marriott!”
On my Sunday morning 15 mile bike ride I started out by peddling the several blocks up to Rt. A1A where the Marriott is, and saw cops everywhere. When I stopped at the light a large, bullet-proof vest wearing, heavily-armed “cop” (probably a “homeland security” thug) walked toward me and glared at me (and anyone else around). Across the street in the Marriott parking lot was a huge police bus with “INCIDENT COMMAND CENTER” emblazoned on the side. Both entrances to the hotel were littered with police cars and barricades.
After the bike ride and a few chores I walked back up to the beach with my beach bag and afternoon reading. About a half hour after I got there a small pleasure boat wandered into the water about a quarter mile out in front of the Marriott. Two coastguard or homeland security boats with huge engines and manned machine guns mounted on the front raced toward the weekend boaters. After stopping them, and I’m sure scaring the daylights out of them, the boaters were apparently told to get the hell out of there FAST. The boat raced off, followed by both of the coastguard boats at a very high rate of speed. The men manning the machine guns had them aimed directly at the boaters the entire time. As soon as the boat was outside of their “perimeter” the gun boats stopped and turned around.
At that point for some reason I looked over at the Marriott (maybe to see if Romney happened to be on his balcony laughing his ass off) and saw several dudes on the roof. Probably snipers, I thought.
I walked back up to the beach tonight after a little Sunday football watching, and the machine gun boats were still there, as were all the other cops, secret service, homeland security, etc.
If our “beloved leaders” are really so beloved, one wonders why they need to have so many men with guns keeping us from getting anywhere near them.
Word on the street is that Obama will be in Delray Beach on Tuesday morning to give a speech at the tennis stadium. There’s an old fashioned, 50-year-old burger joint called “Doc’s” that sells those 3,500 calorie superburgers about a block away. I’m betting that that’s where Michelle will take Barry for lunch afterwards.7:44 pm on October 21, 2012 Email Thomas DiLorenzo