puppetsSF Puppet Guild and Homeland Security

Tuesday, August 16, 2005
I feel safer: Homeland Security vs. San Francisco Bay Area Puppeteers Guild
Brian Stokes says: “I kid you not. My beloved San Francisco Bay Area Puppeteers Guild is under investigation by Homeland Security. According to their latest newsletter, its assets have been frozen ever since my friend and Treasurer Pam Brown resigned after 20 years and passed the miniscule nestegg to a new bank account a few months ago. The bank apologizes but legally can’t do anything until Homeland Security determines this group of puppet fans and professionals is not planning to attack our country.

“This is the Guild where Jim Henson met a young Frank Oz and Jerry Juhl back in the 1960s. Not long ago, I was President, and before that, Secretary.

“But now our government thinks it’s harboring terrorists.” Link

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