Gas price protest singer arrested at Ind. convenience store
May 6, 2008 9:12pm CST
This is cool! He went to the station, climbed up the roof and started singing... Once atop the roof of the Family Express store Monday, and above pumps dispensing fuel at $3.78 per gallon, Jay Weinberg, 29, performed his ditty called "Price Gouge'n." Dozens of supporters chanted: "I can't afford it. I'm banging on my dashboard. I can't believe they think I'm a fool." The performance lasted about 15 minutes before three police officers arrived and arrested Weinberg on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct. Police said he was cooperative. What do you think of that? It is a fact that price of gas worldwide has gone up and is still going up... Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080507/ap_on_fe_st/odd_gas_price_troubadour;_ylt=AirPY1eX4DjvcRXCVL4etT3tiBIF
• United States
7 May 08
I think we need more people with that type of courage. There won't be anything done about this gas crisis until the people make a racket, stage some civil disobedience, and vote everyone out of office. I hope Mr. Weinberg doesn't get any fines or jail time, he deserves a medal rather than punishment. We need someone to get people out into the streets, literally or figuratively.
• United States
20 Jun 08
Don't hold your breath. As long as people have 500 channels of crap on their tv, cars to drive (no matter how much it costs) and enough food to eat, they won't do a darned thing in protest. They're in their little niche and don't want to be disturbed until they lose the stupid things that let them live a life that they don't have to think about. Yep, call me a pessimist. When it comes to the masses, I am a pessimist. We need discomfort, even extreme distress, before people will react. It won't do to make the children hungry, it will take making parents miserable to make a difference.