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CEO online scandal shocks Metro (LIBERAL UNION project defended, excused and swept under rug)
Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2011 | CAROL CHRISTIAN

Posted on 07/29/2011 2:43:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Greanias suspended over accessing 'adult' websites on agency's system

The Metropolitan Transit Authority's efforts to rebuild public confidence suffered a setback Thursday with the announcement that President and CEO George Greanias, the public face of the "new Metro," has been suspended for visiting sexually explicit websites using the agency's Internet access.

Some observers said Greanias, who has led Metro since last September, has been so good for the agency that the embarrassing bombshell should not prevent his continued leadership......

Metro suspended Greanias for one week without pay effective immediately, a punishment that Chairman Gilbert Garcia said was harsher than typically would be assessed for a violation of Metro's electronic communications policies....

.......Greanias apologized in a letter to employees Thursday.

"In the past year I have come to love this new Metro of ours, all of you who work here and the mission we share. It pains me beyond measure to cast any cloud.....

....In the past 10 months, Greanias has earned praise for a leadership style described as hard-working, skillful and in touch with the public. Garcia said the agency needs Greanias back on the job.

"The mission of Metro is too important," the board chairman said.

.....Garcia said he had met with about 30 of Metro's senior managers, all of whom "support George and feel for him as a human being."........

......Others expressed doubt.....

"I hate to say this because I like George, but he's got to go," said Bill King,..."There's just no way he can continue under these circumstances. It's a shame for George and a shame for Metro.

"Any other person in the organization would be fired on the spot for this. You can't make an exception for the CEO."

...City Councilman Mike Sullivan said he expects a strong public backlash.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: metro; publicemployee
City Councilman Mike Sullivan said he expects a strong public backlash.

This story was posted on line July 29, 2011, 12:12AM and already there are 277 comments and counting.

Transport Workers Union Local 260 "We Move America!"

Local 260 website touts protests in Houston "........They said they are particularly concerned with cuts to schools and services for the poor and elderly. "They're trying to destroy, I think, the compassionate system that we had, or that we have, and we've been working on it since when, the 1920s,” one of the protestors said....."

Local 260 website touts Wisconsin protests and SEIU "........This threat to public transportation comes at a time when transit systems are already strapped for cash and cutting service and jobs. Anti-worker politicians like Walker are showing their true colors and disregard for creating jobs and improving the lives of people in their state. With continued high unemployment, the nation needs to generate and preserve jobs, not attack the middle-class and cater to the demands of corporations trying to weaken the voice of workers. Check out video from SEIU of a rally to protest transit."

1 posted on 07/29/2011 2:43:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The busses here run perpetually empty. Occasionally you’ll see one half full, but that’s a rarity. Metro hoses Houstonians with a full 1% sales tax, and has moved into funding toy trains to nowhere.

This obscene agency oversees a downtown toy train that’s had over 100 wrecks. It also destroyed numerous businesses during its construction. It’s building new toy train lines which will never break even, let alone turn a profit.

I’d much rather have Metro employees viewing porn and masturbating than the actual screwing they’re giving Houstonians.

2 posted on 07/29/2011 6:59:52 AM PDT by jimt
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To: jimt

This perv is probably begging for the TSA to come to Texas bus terminals with their nekid scanners.

3 posted on 07/29/2011 12:46:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Houston PING

Houston Comical and KTRH 740 radio have been notably absent in mentioning that these were GAY porn sites (male on male).

Didn’t the police chief have to step down for improper personal use of internet on company time?

Help’s being a member of the lesbian mayor’s pet interest group.

4 posted on 07/30/2011 12:51:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Wasn’t there something about the Mayor trying to pad the City Council with her lesbian pals?

5 posted on 07/30/2011 1:43:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: a fool in paradise
KTRH has not been absent in mentioning the nature of these sites.

Michael Berry, Outlaw Dave, and Michael Garfield have all mentioned that they wer gay sites.

Michael Berry even has a funny parody song up on his site about it.

6 posted on 07/30/2011 7:29:58 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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