Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pitchforks in Richmond?

There's a protest underway that is now planning to make its way to Richmond. Supporters of the Boneta Bill -- HB 1430 -- have sent email blasts announcing that they will gather Monday afternoon at the State Capitol. In the words of the organizers, they are looking to have the original Pitchfork Protest, held last August in Warrenton, on steroids.  Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, sponsored this bill.

For those interested, here is the original email making the rounds:
Pitchfork Protest Comes to Richmond The Boneta Bill, H.B. 1430, will be heard Monday, January 28 at 5 pm by the Virginia House Ag Committee.

We need hundreds of people at the Virginia State Capitol. We need the original Pitchfork Protest (from August in Warrenton) on steroids!

Tentative plan subject to change: Rally to begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Capitol and press conference at 4 p.m. so we can then get through security for the hearing.

Please ready announcements to your lists, on your websites, social media, etc. Alert your press contacts.

Get people there. Be like Fauquier County zoning czar Kim Johnson; tell people they are "out of line" and threaten them with $5,000 fines if they refuse to go.

Be ready to sing Happy Birthday to the Fauquier County supervisors who will be there to testify that they need more power to regulate birthday parties for little girls and the sale of organic herbal tea.

Don't wait for instructions. Rush to the sound of the guns. will post more details. Go to

Mark Fitzgibbons

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