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To: raccoonradio; GQuagmire

I don’t have the complete HC PING LIST, but here’s the lastest article, and its great:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/2011_0302ads_a_minus_for_public_sector/srvc=home&position=2


7 posted on 03/02/2011 7:52:34 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Thanks, was about to post. The comp ping list is on the title page of http://www.howiecarr.info

Ads a minus for public sector
By Howie Carr | Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Columnists

Have you heard the ads running on the radio this week promoting the local pinky-ring public-sector unions — excuse me, the working people of Massachusetts.

Some public-sector hack comes on and explains how he plowed your street or saved a puppy or some such nonsense. Thank God for the buttons on my car radio. The “working people” need some new writers. I’m here to help with a few new scripts.

“I’m a parking-lot attendant at Logan Airport. That’s right, at the garage that’s fully automated, where you have to pay inside the terminal. I’m the guy you look for — and can’t find — when you come back and realize your car won’t start. Maybe I’ll ‘rent’ you some jumper cables for $20. I make $90,000 a year — more than some of the pilots actually flying the jets. I’m one of the working people of Massachusetts.”

“I’m a toll taker on the Mass Pike. Don’t call me unskilled labor — I had to graduate toll takers’ school to get this job. Flunked out twice, but big deal — the governor failed his bar exam twice, too. You won’t be seeing me here at this booth much longer — I’m planning to drop a cash drawer on my foot and take the summer off. Teamsters rule, dude!”

“I’m a court administrator and I take real loooong lunches. I’m the first nonlawyer to hold this here $130,000 job, which means they had to hire an extra lawyer for $100,000 to perform the duties I can’t do. God save the Massachusetts Trial Court. I’m one of the working people of Massachusetts.”

“I work for the City of Boston. One o’ them snowstorms last month, the DPW was kind enough to come down my street one Sunday night with a CAT, a dump truck, and a supervisor’s pickup truck to clear the snow bank in front of my house. I’m one of the working people of Massachusetts.”

“I’m a cop out on disability at age 44. Maybe you’ve seen me around town jogging, rollerblading, playing tennis — that knee injury was a killer. My spouse is likewise a ‘retired’ cop. We send our kids to private schools. We know our jealous neighbors are diming us out to the papers — anonymously — but what do we care? It’s not our fault they weren’t cute enough to hunker down at the public trough for the duration like we did. We’re the working people of Massachusetts.”

“I’m about to retire from Massport with a $200,000 pension at age 59. I’m walking out the door with $459,000 in unused sick days. I’m one of the working people of Massachusetts.”

Only 15 days to Evacuation Day!
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1320372


8 posted on 03/02/2011 8:57:08 AM PST by raccoonradio (..)
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