Friday, May 30, 2008

Tossing Tea Across the Pond

A look at our European counterparts finds a distinctly Bostonian tradition, protest. Rather than toss tea in the harbor over government taxes, fisherman parked their boats over 300% fuel price increases the last 5 years. U.S. President George W. Bush noted rising fuel costs are like a tax to the average citizen.

The protest involved Belgian, British, French, Spanish and Portuguese fisherman and lorry drivers. They've even threatened a port blockade. Pony up on your protest skills, America! The light may be coming from across the pond this time...