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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#142 Jul 31, 2013
So what is new, Entergy is a cult of liars...
Concerned citizen

Greenfield, MA

#143 Aug 2, 2013
And what are Mike's credentials and why is he crying "the sky is falling?"

And what are the credentials of the elected officials, police and engineers who have looked closely at this issue and strongly disagree with nincompoops like Mike?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#144 Aug 2, 2013
You are showing your age and you have become obsolete.

"And what are Mike's credentials and why is he crying "the sky is falling?"

Here is the modernized 2005 Walt Disney versions
of this delightfull tale.

Chicken Little saved the world from aliens and the community made him a "rock star". All kids now know "the sky is falling" Chicken Little is a hero.

All children and their parent know this version instead of the mean old version.

So what Chicken Little" version are you talking about...

"In the small town of Oakey Oaks, Chicken Little rings the school bell and cries for everyone to run for their lives. This sends the whole town into a frenzied panic. Eventually they calm down enough to ask him what's wrong, and he explains that a piece of the sky shaped like a stop sign had fallen on his head when he was sitting under the big oak tree in the town square. However, he is unable to find the piece. His father, Buck Cluck, assumes that this "piece of sky" was just an acorn that had fallen off the tree and had hit him on the head. Chicken Little becomes the laughing stock of the town.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#145 Aug 2, 2013
A year later, Chicken Little has become infamous in the town for being crazy. His only friends are outcasts like himself: Abby Mallard, who has a crush on him; Runt of the Litter, who is extremely large; and Fish Out of Water, who wears a helmet full of tap water.

Trying to help, Abby tells Chicken Little to talk to his father, but he really just wants his dad to be proud of him. Instead, he joins his school's baseball team in an attempt to recover his reputation and his father's pride, but is made last until the ninth inning of the last game. Chicken Little is reluctantly called to bat by the coach, even though he is certain that he will lose the game for them. Little is able to hit the ball and make it past first, second, and third bases but is met at home plate by the outfielders. He tries sliding onto home plate but is touched by the ball. It is presumed that he lost the game, but the umpire brushes away the dust to reveal that Chicken Little's foot was just barely touching home plate, thus declaring Little safe and the game won. Little is hailed as a hero for winning the pennant.

But that night back at home, he is hit on the head by the same "piece of the sky" — only to find out that it is not a piece of the sky but a device which blends into the background (which would thereby explain why Chicken Little was unable to find it last time). He calls his friends over to help figure out what it is.

When Fish pushes a button on the back of the hexagon it flies into the sky. It turns out to be part of the camouflage of an invisible UFO. Chicken Little manages to ring the bell to warn everyone, but the aliens see the crowds coming and manage to escape, leaving an orange alien child behind. No one believes the story of the alien invasion, and Chicken Little is ridiculed yet again until the next day. He and his friends discover the orange alien, and a few minutes later a whole fleet of alien ships descends on the town and start what appears to be an invasion. The invasion is actually a misunderstanding, as two aliens are looking for their lost child and attack only out of concern. As the aliens rampage throughout Oakey Oaks, vaporizing everything in their path, Little realizes he must return the alien to his parents to save the planet. First, though, he must confront his father and regain his trust.

In the invasion, Buck, now regaining his pride and trust in his son, defends him from the aliens until they get vaporized. It is then discovered that the aliens weren't vaporizing people, the ray guns teleported them aboard the UFO. Afterwards, the aliens return everything (except Foxy Loxy, whose brain gets scrambled and she becomes a Southern belle and as a result, Runt falls for her) to normal, and everyone is grateful for Chicken Little's efforts to save the town.
Unsilent

Laconia, NH

#146 Aug 2, 2013
Why does Mikey Mulligan keep going back to The Bridge? Isn't there another cause around?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#147 Aug 2, 2013
This is what I was writing as two nice police officers came to the door.

Most of the educated professional class of “credentials of the elected officials, police and engineers”” have turned into nothing but Wild West professional gun slingers. They all use their god given educated and processional talents in the chase of pennies and status…basing none of their actions on ethics and morality.

All the “credentials of the elected officials, police and engineers” have a selfish interest to play lets everyone play make believe!

Are you going to believe their disconnected credentials or the truth….

I am just saying let me take you for a tour of the bridge…I want you to make up your own minds “seeing” and not to listen to any of us.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#148 Aug 2, 2013
Mike, you got to finish your sentence...

This is what I was writing as two nice police officers came to the door to arrest me.

I profusely thanked both policemen for arresting me…it was a perfect and professional arrest.

$40 bucks got me out of the slammer.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#149 Aug 2, 2013
Two USA loving military people who happen to be police...one a navy guy and the other a marine.

I glad i didn't give that marine any shit...the navy guy was alot bigger.

God bless the United States of America and our Constitution...

Now i am wholly dependant on our constitution.
Governor Shumlin

South Burlington, VT

#150 Aug 2, 2013
You made the news, but without myself or Bernie there were a lot of empty chairs. Votes are not garnered at these things. I am confident you understand that I can't afford to get mixed up with Jeremy Dodge sorts of things.

http://www.reformer.com/ci_23779841/vt-n-h-re...
Curious

Dublin, NH

#151 Aug 2, 2013
Governor Shumlin wrote:
You made the news, but without myself or Bernie there were a lot of empty chairs. Votes are not garnered at these things. I am confident you understand that I can't afford to get mixed up with Jeremy Dodge sorts of things.
http://www.reformer.com/ci_23779841/vt-n-h-re...
Why is Mr. Mulligan wearing a halo over his head?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#152 Aug 3, 2013
I am your guardian angel sent to you by god.

You know them movies with an angel standing on or a around a bridge before it collapse trying to send you message...I am that angel!
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#153 Aug 3, 2013
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#154 Aug 3, 2013
The Silver Bridge was an eyebar-chain suspension bridge built in 1928 and named for the color of its aluminum paint. The bridge connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio, over the Ohio River.

On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge collapsed while it was full of rush-hour traffic, resulting in the deaths of 46 people. Two of the victims were never found. Investigation of the wreckage pointed to the cause of the collapse being the failure of a single eyebar in a suspension chain, due to a small defect 0.1 inch (2.5 mm) deep. Analysis showed that the bridge was carrying much heavier loads than it had originally been designed for and was poorly maintained.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#155 Aug 3, 2013
Design loads[edit]

At the time of the bridge construction, a typical family automobile was the Ford Model T, with a weight of about 1,500 lb (680 kg). The maximum permitted truck gross weight was about 20,000 lb (9,072 kg). By contrast, at the time of the collapse, a typical family automobile weighed about 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) and the large truck limit was 60,000 lb (27,216 kg) or more. Bumper-to-bumper traffic jams on the bridge were also much more common, occurring several times a day, five days each week, thus causing more stress to the bridge elements.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#156 Aug 3, 2013
Why in heaven did such a young 1928 bridge fail...our much older bridge was built in 1921...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#157 Aug 3, 2013
So our trucks weight 80,000 pounds and many states allow weights of 100,000 to 120,000 pounds...

Did you see any weight resriction signs...nope. Ours is classified as e-2...
Easy Does It

Nashua, NH

#158 Aug 3, 2013
Have you taken your meds lately, Mike?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#159 Aug 3, 2013
Which ones?

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