This isn't going to be much of a diary, but I want to let people here know what's going on.
The phone just rang. A male recorded voice said something like, "Are you aware of the tea parties taking place around America today?"
This is a little unnerving because it means that these people have hired firms to do robo calling. To numbers which should be unlisted, as mine is.
Now, the phone call only tried to stimulate awareness of the tea parties. It did not tell me where to go if I wanted to go to one. It gave no hint as to what they are about. (And it was also very annoying because I've got my own work to do and I don't like being interrupted to get a phone call from a computer.)
But it does mean that these people are trying to organize (albeit badly) even more and are even spending money on their ill-conceived notions.
I want to let everyone know that I took lostboyjim's advice and checked to see if my husband put this number in the Do Not Call database (we married since he did it, so excuse my ignorance). And our number IS in the database, and so I have filed a complaint.
Hopefully others will do the same and some of these people will get in trouble. I don't like having to drop what I'm working on for anything so idiotic.