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City Phone Greeting Calls Mayor a 'Moron'
Toledo Blade ^ | 2/22/08 | Ignazio Messina

Posted on 02/22/2008 8:33:21 AM PST by shredderman

A Toledo city hall prank at the expense of Mayor Carty Finkbeiner created a downtown whodunit yesterday.

For several hours during the day, the telephone voice mail greeting for the city's purchasing hot line was, "Carty Finkbeiner is a complete moron."

Katerina Bekyarska, a spokesman for Mr. Finkbeiner, said the outgoing message was changed immediately after it was brought to her attention.

"Someone obviously went in and - trying to do a joke, not a very good one - went in and recorded the message," Ms. Bekyarska said.

(Excerpt) Read more at toledoblade.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cityhall; finkbeiner; phonecall; toledo
This also has audio of the greeting. Enjoy and Semper Fi!
1 posted on 02/22/2008 8:33:22 AM PST by shredderman
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To: shredderman

“The king is a FINK!”.....................


2 posted on 02/22/2008 8:35:14 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: shredderman

The Lone Haranguer...................


4 posted on 02/22/2008 8:36:19 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: shredderman

“Turn blue Knifbeiner!”


5 posted on 02/22/2008 8:38:15 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: shredderman

Someone needs to do this for Berkeley.


6 posted on 02/22/2008 8:41:29 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: shredderman
Carty Finkbeiner is a complete moron

Certainly has the name for it.

7 posted on 02/22/2008 8:42:45 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: shredderman

Someone should follow up by sending the Mayor a case of Snickers.


8 posted on 02/22/2008 8:44:28 AM PST by 444Flyer (America's Warriors and Veterans, "I thank my God every time I remember you" (Philippians 1:3).)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Stay sick ova dey!

9 posted on 02/22/2008 8:44:43 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: shredderman

The culprit can feel free to move to Boston at any time.


10 posted on 02/22/2008 8:49:49 AM PST by wilco200 (Registered Squirrel)
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To: wilco200

Sorry. For those of you who don’t already know. Take a peek, here....

http://www.mumblesmenino.us/


11 posted on 02/22/2008 8:52:23 AM PST by wilco200 (Registered Squirrel)
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To: I see my hands

“OXNARD?”
“PARMA?”


12 posted on 02/22/2008 8:53:56 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: shredderman

Could have been done better...

Welcome to the City of Toledo Purchasing Department. If you want to speak to our moronic mayor, Carty Finkbeiner, please say, “Carty Finkbeiner is a complete moron, but I want to speak to him anyway...”


13 posted on 02/22/2008 8:56:18 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: shredderman

“trying to do a joke, not a very good one”

Buy one moron - get one FREE!


14 posted on 02/22/2008 8:57:01 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Saoirise

Ping. Do you have a twin who works for the city of Toledo?lol:)


15 posted on 02/22/2008 9:01:40 AM PST by 444Flyer (America's Warriors and Veterans, "I thank my God every time I remember you" (Philippians 1:3).)
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To: shredderman
"Someone obviously went in and - trying to do a joke, not a very good one - went in and recorded the message," Ms. Bekyarska said.

So, Ms. Bekyarska obviously knows a lot of funnier Carty Finkbeiner jokes.

Would be nice if she would share them.

16 posted on 02/22/2008 9:01:59 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: shredderman

Seems pretty obvious their voicemail system still had its default password of “1111” or “1234” in place.


17 posted on 02/22/2008 9:07:06 AM PST by montag813
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

18 posted on 02/22/2008 9:12:38 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: wilco200

Easy on Mumbles. He’s got an alcatraz around his neck.


19 posted on 02/22/2008 9:14:59 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: shredderman

Walks like duck, quacks like duck...


20 posted on 02/22/2008 9:15:10 AM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: I see my hands

BWAAAA! Perfect response!!!!!!


21 posted on 02/22/2008 9:15:23 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: shredderman

Speakin’ truth to power.


22 posted on 02/22/2008 10:04:54 AM PST by TonyInOhio (Dedicated to the preservation of American Exceptionalism.)
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To: All

“Someone obviously went in and - trying to do a joke...”

What makes them so sure it was meant as a joke? If the shoe fits...


23 posted on 02/22/2008 10:10:11 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: DPMD

Trying???

Looks like they were completely successful.


24 posted on 02/22/2008 10:34:09 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I confess I did it, I was visiting family in Swanton OH. I took a little detour to the people’s republic of Toledo, and made the telephone voice mail greeting on the city’s purchasing hot line, it was easy. So what is the mayor going to do? Call the Marines, don’t bother they are on my side, you commie bastard.


25 posted on 02/23/2008 12:03:37 AM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

What family in Swanton? I’m an 81 Graduate from SHS and Penta County JVHS! You wouldn’t have know the Pilliod’s would you? I was the Eldest Son’s Best Friend.


26 posted on 02/25/2008 8:05:47 AM PST by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: shredderman

I am a little older than you. I went to school with Jeff Pilliod.


27 posted on 02/25/2008 2:03:53 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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