This has to rate up there as one of the strangest stories I’ve come across.
Apparently supporters of local restaurateur, Ed Moresi, and what are being
described as “security forces,” have been involved in numerous skirmishes
resulting in several deaths and more than two hundred injuries.
Witnesses say that police and said security forces, fired tear gas at Ed’s
supporters, who were protesting Ed’s “ouster.”
This is certainly news to me. During my last drive through downtown Clayton,
both Mudville’s and The Chophouse seemed to be doing a thriving business, and
so far as I’ve seen, neither Claycord nor the Clayton Pioneer have not reported
anything about Ed being “ousted.”
This reporter cannot fathom why a long-time, local proprietor would be faced
with such violent opposition, and so far I have been unable to ascertain the exact
reasons for the coup against this local hash slinger. Has the price of a rib-eye
gone beyond what a reasonable man is willing to endure? Did Ed drop the popular
steak fries from his menu? Perhaps the long wait to receive the bill at
Mudville’s has finally pushed diners to the brink.
Whatever the reason, this reporter is going on record to say that, while I
too love my steak fries, an armed coup certainly goes above and beyond what can
be considered a “reasonable” reaction by consumers.
What’s that? It’s Morsi?