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High praise, indeed: Mitt Romney banner hung on Willis Tower [by 74 year-old ironworker]
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 16, 2012 | Michael Sneed

Posted on 10/16/2012 1:17:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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110-stories-high sanction atop the Willis (Sears) Tower


Ironworker John Rukavina, 74, put a Romney banner on top of the Willis Tower. Photo by Stephen Brown.

1 posted on 10/16/2012 1:17:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So is he 74 or 60? Sneed seems to be a bit confused


2 posted on 10/16/2012 1:29:11 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Amazing !

Bravo !

That is the American Spirit that the loathsome muslim puppet hopes to destroy, ladies and gentlemen !


                           

3 posted on 10/16/2012 1:36:08 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: sharkhawk
So is he 74 or 60? Sneed seems to be a bit confused

No confusion. He's 74 and has WORKED for 60 years as an ironworker.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 1:43:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: tomkat
That is the American Spirit that the loathsome muslim puppet hopes to destroy, ladies and gentlemen !

The Great Loss of What It Means to Be an American [We're not what Obama sees and thinks of us]

5 posted on 10/16/2012 1:44:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: sharkhawk
So is he 74 or 60? Sneed seems to be a bit confused

"A 60-year ironworker..."

Poorly constructed phrase, but pretty sure he has been an ironworker for 60 of his 74 years.

6 posted on 10/16/2012 1:45:11 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nice. Bless him.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 1:48:01 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart; tomkat; Brandonmark; All
Breathtaking video high above Chicago "October 2012 (WLS) -- These are some extraordinary video clips of the recent installation of the new ABC 7 antenna atop Willis Tower.

The amazing shots were taken by tiny cameras on the ironworker's helmets, the antenna sections themselves, and another helicopter. The video features Local 1 ironworkers John Rukavina and his nephew Bob East.

Director Stephen Brown and Zoo City Productions were filming the entire event for a documentary entitled "Cowboys of the Sky", which chronicles the journey of 74-year-old Local 1 ironworker John Rukavina..........."

8 posted on 10/16/2012 1:51:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All

Use FULL SCREEN on the video link in post #8.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 1:56:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What'cha talkin' about "Willis?"

It's the Sears Tower!

10 posted on 10/16/2012 2:01:35 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

In 1969, in honor of the return of Apollo 11, John Rukavina hung an American flag on the Hancock antenna.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 2:06:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m in awe of this man!!! This IS the American spirit, isn’t it.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 2:12:13 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
He worked on the New York’s World Trade Center towers too.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 2:33:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I just hope the union doesn’t send a couple of thugs to beat him up.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 2:37:30 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: tomkat
You can use mine if you like.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 2:51:53 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: Fresh Wind

PWAAHAhahahahaha!!!

Your tag line.

Eggs - cellent!


16 posted on 10/16/2012 2:52:05 AM PDT by USARightSide (SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: Fresh Wind

"Originally sold as a boot for hunters, the 877 soon gained popularity among skilled craftsmen. An ad from 1970 shows John Rukavina, a Chicago iron worker, atop the Sears Tower in his 877."

17 posted on 10/16/2012 2:53:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cincinatus' Wife. And, the morning sidebars: and now, the pro-Obama topics:
18 posted on 10/16/2012 2:57:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Amazing! I am several years younger and I can’t even climb up on my step stool! LOL.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 3:00:07 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks CW. That was very cool!


20 posted on 10/16/2012 3:01:59 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I’m in awe of this man!!! This IS the American spirit, isn’t it.

According to Obama, he didn't do it. Someone else did it for him.

21 posted on 10/16/2012 3:02:41 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow. Quite a feat..and quite a statement.

Ironworkers have no fear.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 3:07:41 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now that is a man right there.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 3:07:52 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

24 posted on 10/16/2012 3:09:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for posting. I cannot imagine a 74 year old continuing to do that work of younger men. Even more inspiring is a union guy unfurled a Romney banner in the heart of Obama Town -- he's clearly a smart man.

Great video of him and a coworker atop the tower here.

25 posted on 10/16/2012 3:20:35 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Only a malignant narcissist would name his dog after himself.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 3:22:34 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Bump!


27 posted on 10/16/2012 4:08:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Carry_Okie
Thank you, and here's another in return  (-:


             

28 posted on 10/16/2012 4:10:40 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The irony of a union ironworker hanging a Romney banner on the Willis(Sears) Tower in Chicago, Obama’s Town, is not lost on the union workers in the MidWest.

The irony of the use of the word “irony” in a sentence about an ironworker would be ,though.

God bless and keep safe John Rukavina!


29 posted on 10/16/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

“The Taliban is on the inside of the building.” E. Nordstrom 10-10-12

(Thank you for your tagline. It needs to go viral.)


30 posted on 10/16/2012 4:35:11 AM PDT by Twinkie (HUSSEIN OBAMA GOTTA GO!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow!


31 posted on 10/16/2012 4:37:31 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: exit82
The irony of a union ironworker hanging a Romney banner on the Willis(Sears) Tower in Chicago, Obama’s Town, is not lost on the union workers in the MidWest.

You're darn right!

32 posted on 10/16/2012 4:38:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

-— An ad from 1970 shows John Rukavina, a Chicago iron worker, atop the Sears Tower in his 877.” ——

Wow! Great find.

A great final, defiant act. Hopefully it won’t be our swan song.

Final thought...

John Rukavina.

Obamaphone lady.

Compare/contrast.


33 posted on 10/16/2012 4:44:43 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Twinkie

Thanks Twinkie—to me, Eric Nordstrom and Lt. Col. Wood are heroes for speaking out. They are doing the right thing at great personal and professional risk, because the fate of the highest officers of our government will be affected by their words. That is a fearsome position to find oneself in.

The truth is, the Taliban and Al Qaeda ARE inside the building. As a closet Muslim and American-hating Communist, Obama is the enemy inside the gates, although with his entire Administration.

The least we can do for the patriots like Nordstrom and Wood is to boot this lawless President and Administration out of DC in three weeks.

And then prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law for their many misdeeds.

May God grant it to be so.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 4:53:39 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

CW— just wanted to say thanks to you for all the great articles you post.Keep up the good work.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 4:56:18 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Thank you. :)


36 posted on 10/16/2012 4:59:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Rukavinas grew up in the same neighborhood as I did. They were well known in their field then. I didn’t know this guy but I knew his sons.


37 posted on 10/16/2012 5:11:04 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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This American ironworker needs to go on the road with Romney-Ryan -- Romney-Ryan and Rukavina -- fighting for a Real Recovery!
38 posted on 10/16/2012 5:23:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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OMG! The only way I could watch that video was lying flat on my back on the floor and holding on to my sofa.........

I hope that guy is the highest paid guy in the world......

39 posted on 10/16/2012 5:25:23 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My palms are sweating.
That guy is an American treasure. We need more of him!


40 posted on 10/16/2012 5:39:40 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Awesome video, thanks.

I wonder some times about these daredevils and how they think. I can't imagine being a mother of one of these brave souls.

My conversation with him would be: "YOUR GONNA DO WHAT?, OH NO YOUR NOT!!!"

Awesome too that he put up the ROMNEY banndr, hoorah for him. Whose gonna make him take it down??? hahaha

41 posted on 10/16/2012 5:46:30 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: annieokie

banndr......banner. dumb fingers, it was the altitude.


42 posted on 10/16/2012 5:48:05 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Fresh Wind

I LOVE your tag line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 10/16/2012 5:53:34 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Another irony here is that he put in on the ABC antenna.

"""affixed a Romney banner as well as an American flag on the ABC antenna on Willis Tower minutes after it was completed Sept. 30."""""

TAKE THAT ABC............woooweee sweet, live with it. rofl

44 posted on 10/16/2012 5:54:01 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: annieokie

Awesome!!!!!

FUBO!!!!!!!


45 posted on 10/16/2012 6:10:42 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: annieokie
...Another irony here is that he put in on the ABC antenna....

I loved that! :) :) :)

46 posted on 10/16/2012 6:12:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; GlockThe Vote
It would be even sweeter if FOX NEWS would send their CREW out to take those pictures, get their helicopters up NOW and report it before tonights debate.

HEADLINE: ABC now endorses ROMNEY......ROFL

FOX..JUST DO IT.

47 posted on 10/16/2012 6:19:51 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Hot Tabasco

lol, you did better than I did. I had to stop watching.......it was making me sick.


48 posted on 10/16/2012 6:33:28 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: left that other site

I confess, I stole it from another FReeper. I’m so ashamed of myself.


49 posted on 10/16/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My Dad was topping trees at this same age. This guy tops that of course for height.

A new hero. I’m impressed and that only happens once in a great long while.


50 posted on 10/16/2012 7:17:57 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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