This picture is from the Documentary that is posted below. We were in Ronny's office when we got the word that US Steal was closing down our Mill. Thats me on the left and Jay on the right.
There wasn't any posts Saturday because I've been busy packing. I will be moving to a place where I can get help with my various illnesses. It's been long over due. The sad part is that there won't be any Pook posts because I can't take him with me (Sigh). I have no idea what kind of net connection there is where I am going. If there isn't any I won't be posting as often. Downtown Pittsburgh has free internet so perhaps I can post from there. We shall see.
Hey, look how young I looked 22 years ago. And dig that hair cut, LOL. My hair is all gray now and I'm not as skinny... Hopefully I will return soon
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KEYEtv.com (CBS): (h/t JazzTrombone)
A 74-year-old retired mathematician who sells anti-Bush buttons at a Maryland farmers’ market has become a symbol of free speech to some people. Others say Alan McConnell is a nuisance.
McConnell was at the market in Kensington as usual yesterday, selling buttons that say “Impeach Him” He has sold the $1 buttons for months; he told The Washington Post he uses the money earned to pay for “Impeach Them Both” yard signs.
Town officials had previously warned McConnell about peddling his political wares at the market (he is accused of being “aggressive” in his pitch), and had cited him for selling merchandise without a proper permit.
McConnell was also warned that he would be arrested if he returned to the market, even though it is public property.
McConnell showed up this weekend, when police arrested him and forcibly carried him to a squad car. A crowd of about 40 McConnell supporters booed the arrest, chanting “Free speech!”
McConnell was charged with trespassing; he faces 90 days in jail and a $500 fine
Officials said kicking him out has nothing to do with politics but with fears that the atmosphere fostered by McConnell and his supporters would create a safety hazard. (Mayor Peter Fosselman even cancelled last Saturday’s market.)
It’s getting harder and harder to recognize this country some days…