Thursday, July 14, 2016

Developers Again Threaten Kenmore's Iconic Citgo Sign

Let's get one thing straight—we have no love for the owners of CITGO. A vicious, totalitarian dictatorship owns the company that sponsors the iconic sign that reigns over Kenmore Square and Fenway Park. Despite the lie of it being an "American" company (headquartered in Houston), CITGO is in fact a wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of Venezuela. Bottom line? It's an oil giant run by a socialist thug named Nicolás Maduro (the more than appropriate successor to ex-thug Hugo Chávez). Neither one of these tinpot losers was ever a friend to the United States. Having said all this, the CITGO sign needs to be saved—in spite of Venezuela. Boston University is continuing with its plans to sell the building upon which the sign sitswith the distinct possibility of the sign going away. Landmark geeks and some in Boston's city government are trying to save the sign—but no one really knows its fate. A petition has been started to help save the CITGO sign—you can add your signature HERE.