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Boston Mayor: Sorry I Said I'd Blow Up Detroit
Newser ^ | 09-04-2013 | By John Johnson,

Posted on 09/04/2013 1:46:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Menino apologizes after Detroit mayor takes offense

(Newser) – Detroit's a little touchy these days, as Boston Mayor Tom Menino has found out. Menino apologized yesterday for his "poor choice of words" while offering a little constructive criticism about the bankrupt city, reports CBS News. The flap began when Menino told the New York Times magazine that he would "love to go" to Detroit. But then he added this:



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: boston; davebing; detroit; massachusetts; michigan; mumblesmenino
Dumb and Dumber.

Rule #1. When you speak the truth - Never Apoligize.

1 posted on 09/04/2013 1:46:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd; cripplecreek

Mumbles doesn’t care about Black people.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 1:48:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Mumbles doesn’t care about Black people.”


If you are referring to Mayor Bing I wholeheartedly agree.

I tried to listen to his response to Boston’s mayor but could not understand a single word he said.

What language is that?


3 posted on 09/04/2013 1:52:09 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Wurlitzer

Menino is “Mumbles.”


4 posted on 09/04/2013 1:53:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL!


5 posted on 09/04/2013 1:55:38 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Responsibility2nd

Might not be a good career move;)


6 posted on 09/04/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Responsibility2nd

No random act of candor and honesty goes unpunished.


7 posted on 09/04/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks, that I did not know, but I was able to understand him but not what ever that was from Detroit.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 1:58:22 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland says Mumbles should worry about the visitor clubhouse at Fenway park. LOL

Jim Leyland: Boston mayor should worry about visiting clubhouse at Fenway Park, not city of Detroit
9 posted on 09/04/2013 1:59:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
So what kind of debt is Boston carrying these days?

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10 posted on 09/04/2013 2:01:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Mumbles is an idiot.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_gaffe#Kinsley_gaffe

A Kinsley gaffe is when a political gaffe reveals some truth that a politician didn’t intend to admit.[7][8] The term comes from journalist Michael Kinsley, who said, “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth - some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.”[9][10]


12 posted on 09/04/2013 2:05:22 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I guess what he meant is that he would rebuild detroit by starting from scratch. In which case, he is still deluded. Democrats do not build shining cities. They destroy them.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 2:05:26 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: trisham

Mumbles get the spighetti out of your mouth.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 2:05:35 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: All

who would notice?


15 posted on 09/04/2013 2:06:22 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

He’s an embarrassment.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 2:06:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Wurlitzer
What language is that?

Mayor Bing speaks Ebonics.

Mayor Menino speaks Memonics, hence his moniker, "Mumbles".

17 posted on 09/04/2013 2:13:42 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: trisham

I believe Art Laffer named Boston as one of the cities facing disaster if they don’t heed the warnings of Detroit. He basically said that Detroit is well ahead of the game compared to what many cities face.

$97 billion debt in Chicago, $112 billion debt in NY. Boston’s public transportation system (MBTA) alone carries nearly half as much debt as the entire city of Detroit.


18 posted on 09/04/2013 2:17:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Boston Mayor: Sorry I Said I'd Blow Up Detroit

Funny, it's the only thing making you worth the oxygen you used.

19 posted on 09/04/2013 2:18:29 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cripplecreek

If Boston does go under, it will be Mumbles who will be at the helm. I doubt that he even approaches an average IQ.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 2:21:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Was it Howie Carr who first began referring to Menino as “mumbles”?


21 posted on 09/04/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Mayor Bing speaks Ebonics.

Oh really? Cite me an example..............

22 posted on 09/04/2013 2:26:30 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Responsibility2nd
Mumbles Menino is hopeless, the one time he happens to be right about something, he apologizes.
Oh well. He has no credibility left to lose anyway.

23 posted on 09/04/2013 2:30:44 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: lowbridge

24 posted on 09/04/2013 2:32:20 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: trisham

Pretty much all of them are going under at some point. Perpetually growing debt is simply unsustainable and Detroit is a perfect example of that.

I hear people say that the debt of other cities is different because those cities have taxpayers but that’s pure Keynesian thinking. The debt continues to grow till the day the piper comes looking for his money and the only way to pay it is higher taxes which leads to taxpayers fleeing.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 2:33:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The MBTA is a state entity. Until recently, their personnel records were sealed. Half of their annual expense is pensions. Some of their retirees are in their forties. I believe that something like 75% of all their retirees were below 50 when they went out. Some of them were Democratic Party coat-holders, who spent only a year or so “on the T” and went out with fat pensions - including health care benefits.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 2:36:10 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: trisham

I know of no other possibility.


27 posted on 09/04/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

One mayor of a nearly bankrupt city commenting about a completely bankrupt city. Instead of talking he probably should be listening.


28 posted on 09/04/2013 2:51:10 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: DeWalt
At least we're working on the problems of Detroit rather than living in denial and pointing fingers.

Just last week a full 10% of Detroit building inspectors were charged with soliciting and taking bribes. I'm sure others are guilty but that's what "decimation" is for. Kevyn Orr fired one of the pension fund managers last week too. The new police chief cut the mayor's security detail down from 20 officers to 6. The chief also ordered that only 2 to 4 officers will investigate break ins when they've been responding by the dozen.

Looks like we're getting some control of Detroit election fraud as well.

State elections director: Re-tabulation prevented disenfranchisement of over 24,000 Detroit voters
29 posted on 09/04/2013 3:05:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

First get the non-thug, non-gang residents out, THEN blow it up.


30 posted on 09/04/2013 3:08:31 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I did a search and found this:

mumbles menino
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41 up, 8 down
Term coined by Boston radio talk show host Howie Carr for Thomas Menino, mayor of Boston since 1993. His tounge is way to big for his mouth leading to such phrases (and their meanings):
pottah pot- porta potty
wollin walli- rolling rally
ar chieve- achieve
bee yahn- barn
youse- you (plural)
well...you get the picture
Mumbles Menino is wicked retahted...but his botched quotes ah pissah!


31 posted on 09/04/2013 3:23:10 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Don’t need to blow it up, it’s doing quite fine on it’s own.


32 posted on 09/04/2013 3:27:24 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: cripplecreek

There’s talk of the possibility of a casino being built within the city limits which might do wonders for Boston’s bottom line.


33 posted on 09/04/2013 3:29:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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