Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stockton, California: Down, but not Out!

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Stockton, California, as you might know, was the first major American city to declare bankruptcy during the Obama Recovery. This honor was stolen from them by the city of Detroit, larger and mismanaged by Democrats for years. Another of Stockton's claims to fame was its annual Asparagus Festival, which was moved from a scenic parklike setting (in an actual park) to downtown Stockton for the last couple of years, and this year, in the midst of a major drought, a virtual monsoon hit during the weekend of the festival, proving once again that if you want to make God laugh, simply tell Him your plans.

After the drenching downpour discouraged nearly everyone who even thought about going to the festival this year, they didn't even break even. Faced with debts and a bankrupt city, unable to bail them out, the Asparagus Festival folded its rented tents and began to sell off the deep fryers, woks and asparagus margarita glasses which were its staples. Hey! don't knock the asparagus margaritas! They were pretty good! Along with the steak and asparagus sandwiches, deep fried 'gras and hundreds of other delicacies.

All good things must come to an end. But, suddenly, there is a ray of hope for Stockton, via the social media. On the Stockton P.D.'s Facebook page, they posted the Dreamiest Mug Shot, Ever!™ Yes, TMZ and a host of others have proclaimed Stockton's very own incarcerated Jeremy Meeks as the latest online celebrity heart throb.

East your heart out, Beverly Hills!

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4 comments:

  1. Come from your neighborhood?

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  2. Congratulations Stockton! I used to drive by the festival every year on my way to the Woodworking Show at the Alameda Fair Grounds. That's when it was in the park. We always thought it had to be a great successful event. Then they moved it to downtown ... dumb, dumb, and dumber.

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  3. Yeah. I stopped going when they took it downtown. Oak Park was a beautiful venue. When you got tired of the music and the crowds and the activities, you could simply stroll through the woods! I think parking was what did the park in. The guy who owned those fields everyone used to park in decided to do some real farming.

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  4. No, but I did his teardrop tattoo...with a rusty nail!

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