If you've been needing an excuse to buy some model railroading merchandise (or anything for that matter), consider Monday, May 1st as the day to do it.
Don't know how common a story this is across the States but the south west is expected to see another protest by illegal aliens and their supporters that day. Their plan is to stay home from work, school, and do no financial business that day in an attempt to hurt the economy and send a hostile message to Americans to give in to their demands.
Just as Mexican radio stations are a rally point for these protests, conservative radio talk shows (mostly local) have been a good source for counterprotest organizing: wide scale plans for Americans are to make big purchases that day, fly the U.S. flag (home and auto), and buy nothing made in Mexico. Some are also keeping track of what businesses willingly close that day to let their workers join the protest. These will be listed on websites and permanently boycotted.
It's going to be an interesting day. Think I'll start early and go put my new flag up today. :)