Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Almost fixed

I was pleasantly surprised when I drove by Miller Green this afternoon. The McGovern monument was removed (for the most part). Thank you to the family for doing the right thing. There will be a wreath laying at the site on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th at 11:30.




Now we just need to get this hunk of cement, that was the base of the monument, unearthed and removed.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nope, that base is going to be used for the new Honorable Mayor Robert Correia Memorial Statue, the first of many around the city, in honor of his efforts to bring us "Double Super Secret Energy Plan X"!

Anonymous said...

We need to thank Chris Marcelino for bringing this issue to light and for correcting ... He will be a great addition to the City Council ...

Anonymous said...

What the hell are you talking about? How did Chris Marcelino bring this issue to light? Please enlighten us.

shamrock said...

Anon 9:15 - Is that a joke? I wasn't going to say anything, even though it has been bugging me, but you clearly opened the door. I know Marcelino has been telling people that he is responsible for covering and correcting this fiasco but let's look at the timeline - I blogged about this situation in 11/08, prior to 1/22/09 the city council/Ray Hague passed a resolution to change the way we rename things. Additionally that month Pat Casey at the request of the McGoverns agreed to remove the McGovern monument. On 1/22/09 Marcelino had Pat Casey on his cable access show to discuss the issue after it had been (almost) resolved. Citing information from a folder full of research I am pretty sure I did, he conducted his interview. I am glad the information was being disseminated and that he spoke reasonably with Pat Casey, but don't bloviate and take credit for something you didn't do!

Lefty said...

Chris who?

Seriously, and without meaning any offense to Mr. Marcelino what role did he play in this?

It was Jason Caminiti that saw this and was outraged enough to bring it to the attention of Richard Urban. Urban got the Veterans groups onboard. It was the Veterans groups that made this a news story and got it even more attention. And it was the Veterans who refused to compromise or back down. Shamrock deserves some credit for being one of the first to bring this to attention and he continues to champion the issue.

Perhaps Mr. Marcelino played a role in this issue as well but saying we should thank him for bringing it to light is boldly overstating that role.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I still remember all the obnoxious all caps comments like, "NOTHING IS GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!YUSE GUYS WON'T CHANGE ANYTHING!!!!!!!"

Guess the obnoxious all caps many exclamation point crowd was wrong yet again. These are typically the same people who come on here to blog about a certain radio show host when the blog has nothing to do with him so it doesn't shock me that they were wrong. We also can't forget that all of the softball interviews between Barry and Pat Casey didn't save you from your fate. Now stop trying to take honors away from veterans. Losers!

Anonymous said...

Shamrock where are you? Did Herren finally get rid of you? Was that you who got beat up on South Main?

shamrock said...

Hi,
Thanks for checking on me. I apologize for not posting anything recently, my life has been getting in the way of blogging. I hope to have something new later this afternoon, so check back.