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Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider
Posted on 11/02/2012 4:47:09 PM PDT by Morgana
Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy.
United Illuminating workers reported eggs and other objects being thrown at them a day after Mayor Bill Finch said the utility was taking care of wealthy suburbs while his constituents suffered. The unrest caused United Illuminating to pull its workers out until the city agreed to provide police protection.
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KEYWORDS: connecticut; hurricanesandy; sandy
posted on 11/02/2012 4:47:09 PM PDT
Fine. They can all sit in the dark and freeze their tushs off.
Let me get this straight. Your power is out, your cold and probably hungry too but when crews arrive to restore your power, you toss eggs and other objects at them and drive them away?
Pretty stupid I'd say!
posted on 11/02/2012 4:56:15 PM PDT
(Say NO to RINOS!)
Reminiscent of Swift's Yahoos perched on the lower branches, flinging feces at their betters.
I have friends who tell of needing police escort to repair fiber-optic lines in parts of NYC - in “normal” times.
Shoot yourself in the other foot....idiots.
posted on 11/02/2012 5:18:58 PM PDT
(Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
posted on 11/02/2012 5:37:06 PM PDT
by Eric in the Ozarks
(In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
Kinda like protesting against the oil companies. They HATE the oil companies but when they run out of gas...
I say let em freeze in the friggin dark.
posted on 11/02/2012 5:49:52 PM PDT
(Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
RAT mayor plays the class warfare card - what could possibly go wrong?
posted on 11/02/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT
("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
the beginning of the end....
posted on 11/02/2012 6:22:53 PM PDT
After Hurricane Rita, I made sandwiches and tea for workers trying to get our power back on. It took 31 days for my house. The workers were came from Tennessee and worked 12-14 hour days. It was plum Mid-evil after about 2 weeks. They slept in tents in a baseball field with no air and mosquito’s so thick you sucked them up your nose. They were kind and worked quickly.
posted on 11/02/2012 6:29:31 PM PDT
When Katrina hit Mississippi power was restored to a buddy's house on Sunday at 6PM, I know the time because when the crews arrived the neighborhood came out and offered the workers refreshments and even cheered when power was turned back on, I would've expected better behavior from our sophisticated cousins from the North but then again maybe not...
posted on 11/02/2012 6:37:46 PM PDT
(A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
"When Katrina hit Mississippi power was restored to a buddy's house on Sunday at 6PM, I know the time because when the crews arrived the neighborhood came out and offered the workers refreshments and even cheered when power was turned back on, I would've expected better behavior from our sophisticated cousins from the North but then again maybe not... "
Same here in Alabama...we fed our crews and provided them ice, etc.
posted on 11/02/2012 6:56:37 PM PDT
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Mayor Bill Finch said the utility was taking care of wealthy suburbs while his constituents suffered.
posted on 11/03/2012 5:43:44 AM PDT
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