A South Dakota man who drew national attention in the mid-1990s when he paid money from his own pocket to keep the lights on at Mount Rushmore National Memorial during a federal government shutdown has died.Keystone's Art Oakes and Rapid City's Bob Ellis were expected to travel to Colorado to march with Phred Phelps and his Tea Party patriots, the Westboro Baptist Church, after its congregation announced plans to protest memorials for God's victims in Aurora.
Doug Wiken is correct: Art Oakes is among the ugliest of americans helping fascists in America to win the cap and trade war.
Peter Gunn nailed it at the old Mount Blogmore:
Who is John Galt?Kevin Woster banned Oakes from the old Blogmore citing a medical condition in which the head becomes permanently wedged in ones anus resulting in death.
What is Art Oakes to the John Galts of the world?
If none of the links open to the archives of the Rapid City Journal it's because the paper has morphed into a ra-ra tabloid for the South Dakota Republican Party. Woster and Mary Garrigan fled the Lee-owned rag for other pursuits.
The above photo has been stolen from Bill Fleming and the Decorum Forum.