Friday, October 14, 2011

Oh the shame: Sign targets a local doctor

Every morning I drive by the fancy sign on the left. And chuckle.

I think it's for the superintendent, but I'm not positive.

OK, that's a lie. I'm pretty sure it is for him. Heh.

Anyhoo, this morning, I got out and took a few pictures. Man, that's got to pi-, er, upset, the good doctor. I mean, it's posted right there in front of the A.J. Building.

Heh. He can't miss it.

In addition to the sign, is the spin brochure that the two union folks who sit in front of the sign pass out to folks who want to take pictures of it. It says: "Shame on Dr. McIntyre for Desecration of the American Way of Life."

It then goes on to talk about some kind of East Tennessee Carpenters union. Or something. I got bored reading it. (I initially thought they were protesting the proposal to outsource custodial services. But, no, it's about carpet.)

The brochure also has a picture of a rat eating the American flag, which is pretty funny. (Not the flag getting eatin', but the rat.)

I asked county Mayor Tim Burchett about the sign. Cause I was stuck in traffic and bored and figured he'd be at work.

He wants one, too.

"McIntyre has been here three years and I've been here 47 and I've yet to get something like that," the mayor said, laughing. "And he's not even sure how he got it."

Burchett added: I've been ticking people off for at least 40 of my 47 years. Who does he think he is? All I get are headlines in the newspaper. If I got a sign like that, I'd make it my Facebook profile picture."

Yeah. I don't think that's at the top of the superintendent's list right now.


Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a local union that has an longtime and ongoing protest against some local builder/developer (don't remember which one or ones or why).

They picket anyone who hires them with "Shame on ____)" signs and a couple of guys.

Anonymous said...

If you like those signs you will love Madeline as Mayor.