Real American Hero Erects Giant Middle Finger to Protest Local Government
Most have us have wanted to give the government the middle finger.
Some of us rant on Twitter. Some start political blogs. Then you have true American heroes like Ted Pelkey. Who has completely set a new and impressive standard for all of us to strive.
Pelkey says it stems from a long-running dispute with the town over whether he can develop his property. He'd like to move his truck repair and monofilament recycling business there so he can take on more business and not pay rent in Swanton. But he says the town keeps putting up barriers and he believes members of the town development review board have a personal grudge against him.
Cat Viglienzoni: What do you hope happens after this?
Ted Pelkey: I'm hoping we can get it through to the people in the town of Westford to have a really long look at the people who are running their town.
Sing it with me now...
'CAUSE I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I'M FREE!
I'm not one to throw around the word hero loosely (see Nine-Year-Old Boy Reinstates Snowball Fights in Colorado Town and Toronto Chef Counter Protests Vegans By Carving Up Deer). But this man might very well be our greatest living American.
I'd like to throw him a party. Have him be presented an award by Bill Murray.
Ted Pelkey, on behalf of all of us at LwC, we salute you. God bless you, sir, and Merry Christmas.