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by Ron Fournier
It’s almost noon, almost time for what drew Carey Youngblood and his pals to the abandoned General Motors plant. Hands tucked deep in dirty jeans pockets, the factory men stomp their feet to stay warm as the countdown begins.
(Ten … Nine …)
Youngblood, a stocky 47-year-old with 13 years at GM, eyes the plant’s soot-stained smokestack, the name Chevrolet emblazoned in vertical lettering. “My daddy and daddy’s daddy were Democrats,” Youngblood says, “but I wouldn’t claim either party right now.”
Terry Terrell nods his head. “Politicians sold us out.”
Billy Dugger ends the small talk. “I blame politics,” he says, “for what’s happening here today.”
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