If you are in New England, your tax processing may take a little longer this year than normal. A friend of ours who works up in Andover, MA says that the IRS facility there has been completely cordoned off. Workers were sent back home this morning when they arrived and now the whole area is swarming in DHS, FBI, ATF, and any other alphabet-soup agency you can think of (no EPA that I’ve heard of yet). The same guy said that the flagpole out front was flying the New England Pine Tree flag. He got good long look since the traffic was so tied up at the I-93 interchange with a chunk of Rt. 133 closed.
With the Pine Flag, I’ve gotta think that this is another Children of Liberty operation. But what could they have done that keeps all the taxmen from their jobs (apparently for at least a week). My mind went to biological or chemical agents like the anthrax attacks after 9/11. Neve was leaning a little more towards the dadaistic tactics we’ve seen from the CoL before (maybe they filled the place with loose tea – English Breakfast she says).
Whatever it is, the local reaction seems to have hit a nerve, at least during the morning commute hours. What’s weirder, is that there’s been nothing in the news. No Globe story (not even Boston.com), no TV coverage, nothing. To have the Fourth Estate stay quiet on this is just not right.