Yes, McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell would be brought to their knees, deprived of their nighttime cleanup crews.
Wal-Mart would grind to a halt, sans greeters.
Drivers across the nation would briefly breathe easier, without a bunch of stupid blue-hairs and old farts holding things up in the passing lane or pulling into traffic without looking where they're going.
So what happened?
Nothing. Not a damn thing:
Now that the day of the strike has come, the tea partiers are nowhere to be seen. The website devoted to the project is full of questions from confused would-be strikers, and the organizer of the protest has disconnected his phone.
I spent the day dodging geriatric conservative morons just like always. Normally the 'baggers congregate in front of the local ABC-TV affiliate studios, since that's about the only way to get TeeVee coverage of their otherwise pathetic bids for attention.
Oh, well. There's always April 15th--that's the teabaggers' Halloween.