Saturday, 4/10/10, Public Square


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7 responses to “Saturday, 4/10/10, Public Square

  1. I’m taking my 14 year old grand daughter shopping this morning. We’re looking for the dress she will wear to her uncle’s upcoming wedding.

    I love that young woman dearly! I’m repeating this to myself overandover. đŸ˜‰

    Shopping on Saturday, with a teenager…

    Send good thoughts!

  2. WSClark

    I was very saddened this morning to read that the last four missing miners in West Virginia had not survived. Like many, I was hoping and praying that a miracle had kept them alive.

    I have a strong connection to the Appalachian region. I was born in far SE Kentucky and some of my ancestors were coal miners in the area around Beverly, KY, where my grandmother was born.

    My grandfather was a tobacco farmer that would occasionally work the mines in winter to help make ends meet.

    There are countless stereotypes of the people of the region – some valid – but for the most part they are hard working, God-fearing people that are dedicated to their families and each other.

    It’s is over now – the tragedy has come to a closure and all that remains is removing the bodies of the victims.

    Our president has demanded action, expecting a report next week outlining the causes of this horrific event. In the coming days, inspectors and regulators will determine the cause and responsibility for the needless deaths of 29 men.

    And then, may justice be served.

    Until then, I grieve with so many other Americans.

    • wicked

      I read an articled last night that at least two of those killed had suspected there was danger. The mine had been closed early–on Friday, I think–because of dust and ventilation problems. At least one of those men left a letter, telling his family goodbye on the morning of the explosion.

  3. wicked

    This could make some of you as angry and upset as I am right now.

    Vietnam all over again. We brainwash our troops and then wonder why they come home as totally different people.

  4. tosmarttobegop

    OK got the letter today from unemployment, I did not make enough last year to qualify for unemployment being on unemployment for the last year?

    It seem that my wages were not enough to have unemployment taken out?

    BUT I ALSO GOT, a new booklet and application for Unemployment!

    With the economy being as it is, there was a prediction that drinking would increase.

    Who knew it would be at the Unemployment office?

  5. It will be interesting to hear him run on a platform against the new health-care reform law that was pattered off his plan for Massachusetts.


    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney narrowly won a popularity contest on Saturday for potential Republican presidential candidates at a gathering of 3,500 party loyalists.

    Romney, who lost the Republican nomination to Senator John McCain in 2008, beat out Republican Representative Ron Paul in a straw poll of participants at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

    Romney did not attend the New Orleans conference, instead proceeding with a book tour that took him to New Hampshire on Thursday. Of 1,806 votes cast, Romney had 439 votes to Paul’s 438.

    Sarah Palin, a former Alaska governor and the party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, came third with 330 votes, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 321.

  6. Thunderchild

    Have you guys seen this?

    Did you know? Of all the stuff that we buy, we throw away or otherwise consume 99% of it within 6 months!