The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Sunday, January 20, 2008

From the Vault

A few old items.

Good grief, for an ex-druggie on welfare I sure am busy! I promise that tomorrow I will make amends and write something of substance. In the meantime, here are a few things I came across recently from past episodes of the The Baystate Objectivist.

This is a great photo I took in 1999 of Springfield Mayor Mike Albano at a Columbus Day parade. I think it captures perfectly Albano's personal charisma, the deceptive charm that blinded so many to his dark side.

At the same parade I took this photo of then State Senator Linda Melconian. When Albano left office in 2003 in a wave of scandal and fiscal collapse, Melconian was his chosen heir. Happily the Albano era was brought to an abrupt end when Melconian was defeated by Atty. Charles V. Ryan.

Here are three photos I found recently from a University of Massachusetts anti-war rally which are dated on the back, "October 13, 2001." Yikes, that's just days past a month after the twin towers attack. No wonder the turnout was so sparse.

Thankfully, the "peaceful response" option was not used.

Even the guitarist's friends look bored by her music.