First off let me mention a treasure in the heart of downtown Youngstown. I visit this place any time I am in Youngstown with my daughter, the Mac. It is one of her favorite places. It’s also one of the reasons I refer to her as the “Candy girl.” I’m talking about Touch the Moon Candy Saloon located at 8 S. Phelphs St.
Mac doesn’t really care for chocolate candy as she loves retro candies like: Necco Wafers, Candy Buttons, Juju B’s, Candy Cigarettes, Pixie Sticks, Space Ships etc. Touch the Moon is the only place to find these treasures. Jim Sutman is the owner and you can usually find him in the store. He started the store to train disabled adults to work retail. Jim gives 100% of the profits to the disabled in our community and believes in the revitalization of downtown Youngstown. What other reasons do you need to patronize such a “Good and Plenty” cool place? Oh yeah…… that great candy you remember as a kid.
Have you listened to Dan Rivers on WKBN radio in the past year? His favorite topic is bashing illegal immigrants. Callers to his show like to talk about the huge amount of violence illegal aliens are causing at our borders. Truth is violence has been down at the border for some time now. Truth isn’t something you’re bound to hear from Dan or his callers. Here are some facts from Sam Seder to set the record straight.
Here is a video about America’s first illegal immigrants. These folks were some cruel scumbags that should have been destroyed the second they set foot on American soil.
Our nation has been attacked by terrorists again. This time it was by British Petroleum (BP). Eleven are dead so far because of BP’s refusal to listen to workers. The first thing that needed to be stuffed in the leaking hole was BP executives. We then needed to add politicians who favor deregulating industry. This cartoon says it all.
BP’s has had another spill after the gulf one.
Do you prefer oil or manure in your drinking water? Here is info on a manure spill that was twice as large as the Exxon-Valdez oil disaster, yet it was not reported to any extent by the media.
Support drilling in the Palin family swimming hole.
A poem I wrote last week:
Jimmy Carter said,
we need to get
green baby green.
He put solar panels
on the White House
solar baby solar.
He dared tell Americans to
turn down their thermostats
conserve baby conserve.
He was ahead of the times
so next election he
lost baby lost.
Reagan removed the solar panels
and sold us out to
big business baby big business.
The Earth and everything on it
existed for shareholders PROFIT
profit baby profit.
Big business writes the laws
for our so called, representatives
deregulation baby deregulation.
Now the Foxes were in charge
of running the chicken coop
slaughter-house baby slaughter-house.
Greed became good and
too much was not possible
greed baby greed.
A petroleum cartels dream
two Bushes and Dick Cheney
crude men baby crude men.
A lie about weapons of mass destruction
sends our young to die for oil extraction
oil war baby oil war.
Moron for Boron
bimbo Sarah Palin says,
drill baby drill.
More BP off shore drilling
led to Mother Natures killing
spill baby spill.
Attacked on 9/11 by terrorists
now 11 dead from corporate terrorists
unregulated free market baby unregulated free market.
Conservatives believe in ‘personal responsibility’,
but not ‘corporate responsibility’
corporate puppets baby corporate puppets.
Who pays for corporate irresponsibility and destruction?
We the People, and also
brown Pelicans baby brown Pelicans.
Conservatives want to control a woman’s body
even in the case of rape and
rape Mother Nature baby rape Mother Nature.
If you want to break the oil addiction
and want clean: air, land and water
you’re a socialist baby socialist.
The rich get richer
and the poor poorer
it’s Trickle Down economics baby Trickle Down economics.
Witness the death of everything
you have a urine stained front row seat
because the trickle is piss baby piss.
The Gulf of Mexico is now
the gulf of Texaco and
the Reagan Memorial baby the Reagan Memorial.
McCann & Harris: Compared to What
Compared to What: Concerning Iraq
Eddie Harris: Tired of Driving
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. ~Cree Indian Proverb