Sunday, August 13, 2006

Big Mack

The Mackinaw (or Mackinac to some) Bridge is one of Michigans greatest points of interest and an important part of our economy in many ways. It is a suspension bridge whose entire length is just about 5 miles.

Many stories are told about it. Some of them are true such as the young woman who was blown to her death when a freak wind picked up her Yugo and sent it into the water below. (The link, by the way has an error, it is not the "Straights of Michigan" but the "Straights of Mackinaw.") An old college friend whom I haven't seen in years who used to be a toll collecter on the bridge told a story of a bunch of drunks who pointed to the lights of St. Ignace (the north end of the bridge) and wanted to know if that town was in Kentucky. (They had taken a wrong turn west of Detroit and went north instead of south and never realized it -- whatever.) There is also the much told, but officially denied, story of men who fell into the foundation as it was being laid.

Now it appears that Big Mack was the intended target of those Arab men who were buying all those disposable phones from Walmart. They are not saying how they know this but it is the story spreading here in Michigan (and presumably the rest of the country.)

They claim they were going to re-sell them for money but I find that a little difficult to believe, but if they were going to be used for bomb detonators, they did not need so many. I don't know what the truth is. I say hold on to them until law enforcement knows with absolute certainty what they were going to do with them.


Blogger ABFreedom said...

It is very suspicious indeed .. definitely hold them until the real truth can be determined.

8:12 PM  

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