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In Boston, all politics is íLoco
Boston Globe ^ | April 23, 2011 | Michael Levenson

Posted on 04/23/2011 11:20:54 PM PDT by ninonitti

A simple city event wound up pitting mayoral pique against a burrito maker’s overheated tweet It seemed like a feel-good idea: Boloco, the hip burrito chain, would provide free burritos to the first 200 people who showed up wearing a bike helmet at Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s unveiling of the city’s new bike-sharing program. Boloco would enjoy some goodwill from the public. The city would get attention for its program. And the rest of us? We might get a free lunch. But what ensued was nothing less than a burrito brouhaha involving hot tempers, a Twitter tirade, and a tense phone call between the mayor and John S. Pepper, Boloco’s chief executive and Boston’s best-known burrito magnate. As with so many City Hall spats, this one involved complaints about red tape and rudeness.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; burrito; menino
Again we have the 300 lb fathead of a mayor losing it over someone calling him on being an ungrateful thug.

Class Blue State act.....Genghis Khan must do his PR

1 posted on 04/23/2011 11:20:59 PM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

Guess the next time the city insists on a permit for a company donating product, the response will be a big, fat, F-U.


2 posted on 04/23/2011 11:30:22 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: ninonitti
All things from Massachusetts are corrupt, or simply stupid with malicious intent.

I caught this post because of the twit or tweet thing.

What an unnavigable buss load that place that is. Good place to hack on socialists, communists and nitwits. Can not for the life of me figure out how things work over there, so I simply snipe at random targets. I have no idea if anyone is shooting back.

3 posted on 04/23/2011 11:34:06 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: pnh102

It’s donate or else in Boston.


4 posted on 04/23/2011 11:38:27 PM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

Mumbles Menino is a jack ass.


5 posted on 04/23/2011 11:38:48 PM PDT by csense
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To: ninonitti
It’s donate or else in Boston.

Sounds like it is "donate and else."

6 posted on 04/23/2011 11:39:36 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: csense

Jack asses resent that comment


7 posted on 04/23/2011 11:39:39 PM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

Boloco’s Pepper had it right when he said “Between the union rackets, bureaucracy, red tape, and lack of graciousness, it’s a wonder anything gets done.”

It makes me wonder what he and Mumbles talked about in their phone call that led to Pepper’s later comments becoming so forgiving.


8 posted on 04/23/2011 11:47:17 PM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: ninonitti

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Boston? Rude? I’m shocked!


9 posted on 04/23/2011 11:51:38 PM PDT by Lexinom
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Love the comment about “union rackets”. Thought that the Democrats were honest, upright, law abiding, leaders of Beantown.

Gee, sounds just like the Mafia situation in New York I saw when I worked on an Organized Crime Task Force.

FOT? The Union racketeers - Friends of Teddy?

Anybody know who the “racketeers” are in Boston? Part of the Gambino/Gotti mob or the Patriarcha Family?


10 posted on 04/23/2011 11:53:04 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Menino has many “friends” in the construction industry


11 posted on 04/24/2011 3:22:01 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

It’s just like they teach you in Econ 101 “There’s no such thing as a free burrito”.


12 posted on 04/24/2011 8:59:19 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ninonitti
Brought to you by the mayor who banned soda at the state house but not lattes.


13 posted on 04/24/2011 9:21:35 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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