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post #496 of 5110
La Pelosi: I agreed to do an interview with Bill O'Reilly, but I didn't, because it was just a social conversation.

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http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2014/02/bill-oreilly-reporter-confronts-nancy-pelosi.html
post #497 of 5110
i was talking to somebody who works for the nj attorney general (?) and we got to talking about chris christie and port authority and thats what she said. that the governors usually put their friends at top spots in port authority and they divert funds from port authority for their own political projects. like theres a bridge in nj that was built using PA funds so ostensibly for both NJ and NY commuters but its in a location where only one NJ city uses it. considering christie's chief of staff was able to shut down a few lanes at will it seems pretty true that both governors have control over PA
post #498 of 5110
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i was talking to somebody who works for the nj attorney general (?) and we got to talking about chris christie and port authority and thats what she said. that the governors usually put their friends at top spots in port authority and they divert funds from port authority for their own political projects. like theres a bridge in nj that was built using PA funds so ostensibly for both NJ and NY commuters but its in a location where only one NJ city uses it. considering christie's chief of staff was able to shut down a few lanes at will it seems pretty true that both governors have control over PA

It's traditionally been split so that one governor appoints the Exec Director, one appoints the Board Chairman. Beyond that it's a mess of appointees and sycophants.
post #499 of 5110
I think with my people skills, lack of morals, and practice in bribery I should enter NY politics.
post #500 of 5110
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i was talking to somebody who works for the nj attorney general (?) and we got to talking about chris christie and port authority and thats what she said. that the governors usually put their friends at top spots in port authority and they divert funds from port authority for their own political projects. like theres a bridge in nj that was built using PA funds so ostensibly for both NJ and NY commuters but its in a location where only one NJ city uses it. considering christie's chief of staff was able to shut down a few lanes at will it seems pretty true that both governors have control over PA

Fuck that Rendell's not in office anymore. Corbett is as evil and corrupt as they come.
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I think with my people skills, lack of morals, and practice in bribery I should enter NY politics.

You'd do much better in Detroit, and for serious I'll come out there with you and be your chief of staff.
post #501 of 5110
Thread Starter 
The Olympics. What's that all about?
post #502 of 5110
Despite being getting a few chuckles from the stories about Russia's failures during prep, I have little more than a passing interest in it, but my favorite story so far was when the deputy prime minister in charge of everything accidentally let it slip that the Russians are recording inside hotel room bathrooms.
post #503 of 5110
The Olympics are unwatchable. They are trying to make it into a soap opera. Terrible.
post #504 of 5110
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The Olympics are unwatchable. They are trying to make it into a soap opera. Terrible.

I was stuck in the ER for 8 hours and they had it on. I was ready to pull the plug on myself with all the damn sob stories they kept playing for every contestant.
(This is an exaggeration, I was not really on life support)
post #505 of 5110
Damn. We were hoping.
post #506 of 5110
Thread Starter 
Yet another big city mayor guilty of corruption: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/justice/louisiana-nagin-convicted/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty of federal corruption charges Wednesday after a two-week trial, CNN affiliates report.

Nagin, famous for his desperate pleas for help during Hurricane Katrina, was found guilty of 20 of the 21 counts against him, CNN affiliates WWL and WDSU said. Prosecutors accused him of taking more than $200,000 in bribes, while his family members allegedly received a vacation in Hawaii; first-class airfare to Jamaica; private jet travel and a limousine for New York City; and cellular phone service.

Twenty of 21 counts? Wow. What is it with these big city mayors and corruption? Last week:

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?id=9423945
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The mayor of New Jersey's struggling capital city was convicted of bribery, fraud and extortion Friday, joining a long list of New Jersey mayors guilty of corruption in recent years.

A federal jury found Trenton Mayor Tony Mack and his brother, Ralphiel, participated in a scheme to take money in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a downtown parking garage. The deal was fictitious and part of a government sting operation.

Tony Mack was convicted of official extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion, accepting bribes, mail fraud and wire fraud. Ralphiel Mack was convicted on the extortion and bribery counts but acquitted on the others.

And of course we have Detroit's prior mayor.

What gives? Conne, I think you should become a mayor!
post #507 of 5110
My musing of the day came at the french history museum.

Executions were a public spectacle in France. Imagine going to watch 30 people's heads cut off at the guillotine everyday for three months... And people are complaining about the violence in video games.
post #508 of 5110
I saw an actual execution once. Lethal injection. It was not pleasant.
post #509 of 5110
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I saw an actual execution once. Lethal injection. It was not pleasant.

Please. Firing squad or GTFO.
post #510 of 5110
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Please. Firing squad or GTFO.

If I had to be executed, that would be my preferred method.
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