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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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