Thursday, November 01, 2012

Get up

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dean said...

Somebody put a lot of work into that. So now I'm trying to figure out what they are trying to say, and not getting it. Am I supposed to be rooting for the person depicted to get up? Am I getting up at his/her expense? Or does that person represent a class?

I just don't know. I'm just thankful that you didn't post this on a Monday, when my confusion would set the tone for an entire week.

Mrs. C said...

"Get up, stand up;
Stand up for your rights!"--Bob Marley

Anonymous said...

Off topic: Seeing reports peeps in the Cleveland area still w/o power and transportation sketchy. Some think it could affect turnout Tuesday. Thoughts?


Erin O'Brien said...

You see what I see, folks. This was taken adjacent to Smith Road in Medina, a funny little town about 20 miles south of CLE that probably leans more right then left. Maybe it leans a lot more. Dunno, but I do know that the incumbent Republican speaker of the Ohio House, Bill Batchelder, is out of Medina.

Transportation troubles are all but behind us, RJ. Not sure how many people are still without power, but
they've got crews in from all over the country. I would think that by Sunday, the vast majority will be back online.

But what do I know? Talk to the experts.

Erin O'Brien said...

And from my Facebook page:

This burly party of eight walked into Palookaville Cafe this afternoon as I noshed at the counter. They were power restoration guys from all over the country. They were cold and wet, but I'm pretty sure steaming bowls of Palookaville chili will get them fueled up in order to get your power back on soon.

Anonymous said...

Good evening to all-
RJ, as far as turnout is concerned, I don't think we have much to fear. I got an e-mail from my contact at the local Obama for America office. Three shifts per day of canvassers through Monday. I hope my tin hips hold up.

As far as power is concerned, there are smallish pockets still without. In fact, the Brooklyn Schools were off all week due to a very localized transformer failure-our babysitter less than a half-mile away as the crow flies only got her power back around 10AM this morning; our power was out maybe 4 hours early Monday morning. Administrators at the Board of Education have to be pissed at having to use so much of their weather days allocation in October.

Erin, after looking at that photo for a spell, I would be very surprised if the individual who created the image of the person kneeling is the same individual who added the caption. Somebody put a lot of thought and time into that image. It doesn't make sense they would then add the words in such a haphazard manner...

Erin next: the snapshot of the line workers gave me a shot of deja vu. Seeing a bunch of construction types in a tavern like that reminded me of the winter of
'87-'88 when the Raging Wolf Bobs coaster was going up out at Geauga Lake amusement park. There was a great little Italian tavern/restaurant right down the street called Fatica's. We park guys would have lunch with 'em almost every day (I'd give a lot to have one of Fatica's sausage sandwiches or a plate of their scallopini again)and then get hammered with 'em every night after work. It was OK though-I mean, I never worried about safety issues, because the inspectors from the State of Ohio Department of Agriculture who were responsible for ride safety were in there monitoring the situation every night too.

OK, I'm off now to tangle with yet another ridiculous WV. If you never get this, that's why.


Bill said...

It's great that your state isn't turning away crews from other states because they're not union. That's actually happening in NJ, I've read. Imagine that.

The image on the wall reminds me of the Taliban executions.

Erin O'Brien said...

Bill, your comment reminds me of a turd in a punchbowl.

Anonymous said...

turd fuego.

Do lima beans come from Lima, Ohio?

Speaking of which...Who the hell thought up Succotash?


Erin O'Brien said...

1. Yes.

2. Succotash is one of the more subtle ways the Devil terrorizes children.

Erin O'Brien said...

And Latino-style Lima beans come from Lima, Peru.

Anonymous said...

@ RJ-You know what else used to come from Lima? Steam locomotives. They introduced the 'Shay' design of steam engines which were favored in the logging industry for their performance on steep grades. They revolutionized conventional steam locomotives in the 1920s, but were unable to compete in the diesel era.

PS_That master's in history is reallly paying off...

Anonymous said...

The internet is a disease.

Backstory...I was looking at campaign schedules and BHO is apparently in Lima today. Anyway...after I made that post I googled Lima and discovered the sole producer of Abrams tanks is also in Lima. (That's after the area was stolen from the Shawnee.)

I'm a gas at cocktail parties.

EO'B nailed Succotash.


Kirk said...

I want to second MR's comment about the picture. I also think the "get up" was written by someone else.

sarahm59 said...

Bill, according to local new jersey papers regarding the union workers... you are wrong.

Erin O'Brien said...

There was all sorts of tripe about that Sarah.

Here's one local link.