Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Said to POTUS Staff, "Look, we're really honored you want to come here and all that but we can't afford it...Our State has a minus bond rating, just like Mississippi.  We're closing State Police HQ's.  We're stiffing nursing homes and School Districts.  Could we have the Tri-State Conga Line some other time?"

I'm not saying it's the right thing to do.  I just wonder if it's ever happened.


At 5:14 AM, April 22, 2010, Anonymous Jim said...

Excellent point, Tony!

At 6:19 AM, April 22, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the penalty for a couple new plants hiring people ... Obama comes in to take credit. The campaigner in chief must be attended to.

Get him to stand in front of Washington Theater, then hit him up for some sweet "free" stimulus money.

At 8:56 AM, April 22, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But according to Jim Mentesti, we are a shining city on a hill and if only the rest of the country followed our lead we would have our perfect society.

At 12:40 PM, April 22, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...


Mentesti's an easy target. He's keeping a sunny upper lip. You expect him to say "Hey, we've just whacked 120 School Employees and a highly skilled machinist here makes about a third of what he would make in Kane County?"

"Life is Good" is a terminally stupid slogan but the guy's got bosses. Cut him a little slack.


At 7:18 PM, April 25, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the government visitors in town aren't paying rack rates at the hotels either. Hope we aren't keeping regulars away.

At 9:07 AM, April 27, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...


In 2000, the advance and SS peeps paid the gov't rate. The vendor didn't have to wait too long for the money either.



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