13 October 2009

KingCast smiles as Gloucester Times covers Thursday's hearing on S 8013, a/k/a "Robert Taylor's Law."

Senator Tarr's Office is issuing a press release later today or tomorrow, and they told me that the Gloucester Times' Award-Winning coverage of this tragedy will continue with a story on S 8013, my brainchild. I told you about this hearing a few days ago in this post. Now I have spoken with some of Robert Taylor's closest friends and they will be in attendance to offer comment. And I have a few minutes every week on a local radio station to talk about this and many other issues -- we are finalizing the details about that so stay tuned for "KingCast Case Corner!"

Anyway, this is what I noted and predicted back on 15 Feb. 2008, relative to a Gloucester Times editorial in support of the measure:
"The residents of the Lorraine were apparently never notified of their building's hazards. But they — and other residents of such buildings around the state — would have that right if this new proposal were to become law.

Now that would be a fitting legacy for Mr. Taylor."

We have good support for the bill as shall be noted in Due Course.

Read Tenant Bryan Carignan's Affidavit seeking criminal charges.

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This is what one can do as a citizen, to make our cities and states more human. I'm not a licensed attorney. I'm not a Statesman. I don't have a lot of money. But what I've got is an education, a soul and a conscience and I am not afraid -- nor will I ever be afraid -- to use them in any combination I see fit to get something good going for "little people," Joe The Plumber, you get the picture. In fact, Robert Taylor was a handy man for his landlords, making him the REAL Joe-the-Plumber, I say.

PS: The top pic is the only known photo of the Lorraine before it burned down, it being a totally unremarkable edifice, except for its deadly balloon construction of course.

That's a Good Day in my book. Time to ride the little 650R:

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