Posts Tagged ‘political protest’

Gyrocopter Jockey Gets Jail Time for Buzzing the Capitol

April 26, 2016

Gyrocopter Jockey Gets Jail Time for Buzzing the Capitol

Last fall Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his gyrocopter into DC restricted airspace and landed on the Capitol lawn. Dressed in his mail carrier uniform, had letters addressed to each member of Congress protesting campaign finance laws. Immediately arrested, he soon pleaded guilty to flying his gyrocopter without a license into DC’s restricted airspace.

Mr. Hughes was dismissed from the US Postal Service for his unauthorized airmail delivery. Last Thursday he was sentenced to 120 days in federal prison. That’s a pretty light sentence for threatening Congress with a … a…. Wait.  What the heck is a gyrocopter?

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Signs & Portents

October 7, 2013

Signs & Portents

Here’s the word on the street about the government shutdown. Yesterday the vendors of Havana Banana Breads chalked an open letter to Members of Congress. The message may have reached them; the sign was at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. The bakery’s owner is a service-disabled veteran.

More street signs here.

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Party Like It’s 1984

June 30, 2013

Party Like It's 1984

Last week Dutch artists Thomas voor ‘t Hekke and Bas van Oerle celebrated the 110th birthday of writer George Orwell (Eric Blair, 1903-1950) by decorating surveillance cameras in the city of Utrecht with party hats to remind us how “the surveillance state described by Orwell is getting closer and closer to reality.”

More:

“Dutch Artists Celebrate George Orwell’s Birthday By Putting Party Hats On Surveillance Cameras,” Ellie Hall, Buzzfeed

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