Saturday, February 1, 2014

Another protest by new and old Lake Worthians in Palm Beach.

This is how the event was portrayed by David Rogers of the Shiny Sheet. Notice that a picture is included as an inset in the electronic edition; it also appears in the printed paper just below the fold on the first page. Count the number of people in the picture. If you use your fingers, you might have to use two more of your toes to get a dozen...and a half if you include a baby in arms. Also, check out the picture closely. Is that Mark Foley in a red shirt and white shorts looking like he is just going about his business?

Click here for Fire Ant's lead-up to the protest and then at the end of the article he has an update, after the protest. He says that 30 protesters were involved. Don't ants have unique eyes? Ants have two eyes, but have compound lenses. These may explain the vast difference in the protester counts between the two articles. Something to consider.

It is also interesting to note that the leader of this protest recently moved to Lake Worth from Michigan. As far as what they are protesting, it is terrible tragedy about what happened with the oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. The discharge of coal mining solvents into the Ohio River is alarming and the response raises many concerns and still could endanger people living along the river. However, what is this protest really going to do other than garner certain people the attention they crave?