The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day

April 15th, the due date for taxes, brought two statues of liberty onto the streets of Westfield to the rescue of late filers.



The real action however was in Boston, where the former Governor of Alaska was speaking.



You would think that Ms. Palin would have worn a different color outfit. Didn't the original tea party have something to do with being against the redcoats? Here a sign holder makes an election prediction.



This is Joe Ligotti, the fastest rising star of Boston media.



Another teaparty protest was held in Worcester. Here Pat Gouin captures former Valley newsman Jim Polito being interviewed.



Dr. Jay Fleitman, who is running against Rep. Richard Neal, was also in Worcester, shown here posing with a sign waver.



There was also a teaparty rally in Springfield, as seen in this photo by Sheila Pecor. That's Tom Wesley kneeling, who is also running for congress against Richie Neal.



Yesterday I went to Raos Coffee Shop in downtown Amherst. School had just gotten out, and kids were playing hacky-sack outside.



There are paintings on the outside wall of Raos, such as this portrait of the heroic Paul Revere.



There is also a coffee drinking Miss Emily.



Now they have added a new portrait, this one is of Amherst's other poetic superstar, Professor Robert Frost of Amherst College.



Cool bumperstickers on a car outside the Amherst Survival Center.



The Donut Kings in downtown Northampton.