The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Sunday, October 23, 2011

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I was surprised to see my lifetime motto on display this week in the UMass Campus Center concourse.



In the window of Feeding Tube Records in Northampton.



An advertisement tries in vain to be as cool as a real Northamptonite.



There was a book sale on the lawn of the Unitarian church this morning.



Northampton's version of Occupy Wall Street has dwindled down to one single overnight camper.



An attempt to hold an Occupy Springfield protest fizzled out when more cops showed up then protesters, as seen in this Mark M. Murray photo.



Despite our Valley's lefty reputation the Occupy Wall Street movement doesn't seem to be catching on around here, but maybe that's because the real firebrands are going to the big protests down in nearby New York City.

Speaking of New York, here is former Northamptoner Paolo Mastrangelo leaving Massachusetts in the rear view mirror as he heads to New York City where he moved a few years back.



When Paolo was living in Northampton he always had some kind of journalistic type activism underway and has continued to do so in the Big Apple, where he has been all over the New York media these last few weeks as one of the most prominent chroniclers of the Wall Street protests. To follow Paolo's further adventures click here.

Meanwhile the libertarians at UMass have been covering the campus with recruitment posters.



I managed to stop by briefly during my lunch break at the marijuana conference at UMass this week.



It was well attended. Here keynote speaker Allen St. Pierre of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) addresses the crowd.



Trevor wrote a new song about Springfield's Dr. Seuss.



Some drummers playing in downtown Amherst this afternoon.



UMass horserides.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Samizdat...... Springfield for "same as that". Richard.

LarryK4 said...

Call it whatever the Hell you want, just keep doing it!

(That old Shakespeare rose name thing.)

Anonymous said...

What he said.

Mary E.Carey said...

Yeah, what he said.

Anonymous said...

I third the motion.

Anonymous said...

Tom,

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