RE: [TalkAntietam] Weekend events in Sharpsburg
Except for the news coverage, on Sunday you couldn't tell anything had
happened! At least we don't have a Blair witch which draws touri to your
town (unless you count the one rumored to be buried in the Mumma cemetery,
wink, wink.) I hear the "Blair Witch" curse has claimed another victim, the
cinematographer for the movie died in a plane crash in the Pacific several
weeks ago while scouting movie locations.
All quiet on the Potomac Front,
I rode by the field about 3:00 while returning my daughter to her sleep-over
in Rohrersville(sic)following a flute lesson in Hagerstown. Other than the
the heavy police presence, tape and towed vehicles, it looked to be a
tempest in a teapot. I understand the need for the security, especially by
the rumor of hordes of skinheads and others of that ilk, but the hundreds of
thousands of tax dollars expended for the security was the most painful
thing about Saturday's rally. Like I reported before, some years ago they
use to march and quit because they got no media attention or recruits along
with some heckling. Well, its over. Let's hope they don't come back and
crawl back beneath the rock they were hiding under.
- Hi Kev,
Reassuring to know things quickly reverted to the usual rural civility as they should. Sharpsburg is noted for this, a patina of placid calm superimposed over America's bloodiest day. All quiet on the Potomac indeed. Well said.
How did those clowns get a march permit from the town council? Someone asleep at the switch, or just too "fair-minded"? I trust and hope their threat of a return performance next year is hollow. The online Herald-Mail article was deeply depressing. Close your doors, folks; turn your backs. The whirlwind passes quickly.
On the local front, I'm happy to confirm that the Blair Witch cinematographer did indeed buy it in a plane crash. A Gettysburg friend sent me a news clipping. What goes around comes around.
Producers Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez have also hit rock bottom. Neither can find work, nor procure backing for new projects. Poor babies. Spent all their ill-gotten gains. My heart bleeds. We still get occasional drive-through gawkers, but they haven't the guts to dismount. At least they don't wear sheets.
It's a strange world out there, hence our discomfort when it intrudes. Will that war ever be fully understood?
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I think the specter of first amendment lawsuits and the probability
Sharpsburg would lose in court denying a parade permit prodded our reluctant
tax spending town council officials to issue the said permit.
I guess the curse really works!