We had a great time in Philadelphia taking in a couple of Phillies games and running around town. The Phil's dropped an exciting game to the Reds on Sunday and I was really looking forward to the pitching matchup Monday night. Rookie phenom Cole Hamels vs. one of the best to ever play the game, Pedro Martinez. I was hoping for a one run game with both pitchers going into the ninth but Pedro disappointed by giving up 6 runs in the first, plunking two batters and a balk. But the Phil's won, so I was happy. We attended Drinking Liberally on Tuesday and met a great bunch of people. All of them were excited about Chris Carney's chances. I'm sure my appearance there will end up in my FBI file.
I was both angered and saddened when we went to Independence Hall. Metal detectors, fences, barbed wire, etc. To visit the home of American freedom I was treated like a criminal. You can't physically protect every potential target in the country and to try is an enormous waste of time, effort and money. All the money they are going to spend building a fence around the place would be better spent getting the FBI a working email system. I got pretty agitated with all this BS and started mouthing off when Mrs. G dragged me out of the place.
Back to my question. Nothing too exciting seemed to happen other than an epidemic of bank robberies. No county commissioners decided to play pinball with their cars in the Toys R' Us parking lot. Hazleton is being sued but we all expected that. In fact they are saying they won't even try to enforce the ordinance. In Forty Fort the town fathers decided not to open a can of worms, good for them. Chris Carney is on the air and Joe Leonardi has a web ad up on his site. Christine Katsock came to my door and left her card saying she has a website-katsock2006.com- but it doesn't come up when I try to get there.
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