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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 09:52 AM
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What city has the worst mayor?
Thoughts?
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 09:54 AM
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1. Spokane
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 09:57 AM
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3. I'll second that.
A vile closet case who's peddled a nasty anti-gay agenda. I do hope that the good citizens of Spokane throw that creep out of office the next election (assuming he survives to the next election). This episode is a good example of why outing is completely justified (and necessary) in SOME cases.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:00 AM
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6. Here's a third
Jim West tops them all.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:04 AM
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8. I agree.
He DEFINES "hypocritical conservative republican."

Here in Sheboygan we have a new mayor, who is showing an autocratic attitude, and has already gained the nickname "King Perez." :mad:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:41 AM
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18. That was my first thought.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 09:57 AM
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2. St Paul, back when Norm Coleman was mayor.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 09:58 AM
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4. I nominate my home, San Diego
Dick Murphy is an intelligent man and I think in his heart he means well, but he has made some terrible decisions in handling the city's festering pension and budget crisis.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:27 AM
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14. Plus, if people knew they also had to darken the bubble, probably...
...would have lost to a "surfer chick" from Ocean Beach.
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Allenberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 09:59 AM
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5. Pittsburgh and Tom Murphy
Way to fuck it up, buddy!
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purr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:03 AM
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7. I agree!
My 4 yr old could've done a better job.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:04 AM
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9. Detroit
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:45 AM
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19. I've got to agree with you on that one!
I don't live in the city anymore, but I hope the people are as sick of Kwame's corruption and thievery as everyone else is. I also hope that they are not somehow deceived into voting for Sharon McPhail, who is equally corrupt and has the additional blessing of being outright insane ("Kwame's trying to electrocute me").

Freeman Hendrix is a good candidate. I actually like the repub who ran in the 2001 primaries-Bill Brooks. He is a former GM executive and was the only candidate who had the balls to say that the biggest problem facing Detroit is the poverty of it's residents. No one else would say it. They'd say it was racism, or abandonment of the city, or economic problems within the auto industry, or any other number of reasons. Those things are all factors, and many contribute to the poverty, but drive around Detroit-it's the poorest urban setting I've ever seen in the USA.

They can fix the roads, build new stadiums and fancy restaurants, but as long as the majority of the people in the neighborhoods outside of the Potemkin Village downtown are poor, nothing will change. People have to have money to build a good tax base and economy.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 12:08 PM
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21. Poverty comes from depressed economics, doesn't it?
Saying that poverty is the problem is rather obvious. Bill Brook might say this, but the causes of poverty is what the others seem to be talking about. The auto industry had been building plants away from Detroit for generations, rather than support the local economy, and not utilizing or modernizing plants in the Detroit metro area.

Much of heavy industry has moved overseas, globalization has a huge impact. This is not unique to Detroit, but true of many of the Rustbelt economies of the Northeast.

and the Big Three continue to lose market share to foreign competition, and things won't get better any time soon.
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:14 AM
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10. What about Mayor "Pay to Play" Street of Philadelphia?
Same bribery and corruption as every other Philadelphia administration, but just more badly executed.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:16 AM
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11. Cleveland.
Fuckin' hell, whatever we did to deserve Jane Campbell, I hereby apologize to the cosmos on my city's behalf, and beg whatever forces may be to PLEASE let us dump this grinning incompetent ASAFP.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:24 AM
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13. I agree, Jane Campbell is incompetent
Before that Mike White was corrupt.

Now I live in Florida, and don't have a mayor.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:27 AM
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15. No, you just have Jeb Bush!
:P
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:19 AM
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12. Cincinnati
Edited on Mon Jun-06-05 10:20 AM by Connie_Corleone
And we're about to get another bad one. I'll probably end up voting for that guy from 98 degrees just for the hell of it.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:28 AM
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16. he's running
he might win if the youth vote gets out... hee hee hee
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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:34 AM
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17. I'm a Bostonian
and we have a mayor popularly known as "Mumbles." He's a nice guy, personable, means well, has always had a reputation as an "urban mechanic," a can-do guy who can make the public works machinery function properly (which begins to sound an awful lot like "makes the trains run on time," doesn't it?)-- but even his supporters make excuses for his lackluster verbal (and cognitive?) skills.

Anyway, it's his third term, and there are some capable opponents coming out of the woodwork and positioning themselves for the next election. All Democrats, I hasten to add; I don't think I can remember a mayor of Boston who identified as Republican. Governors are another story, regrettably-- Massachusetts has a lot of Repuke suburbs, including the one Mitt the Shitt claims to live in (when he's not out on the road someplace accumulating markers for his expected presidential run) which used to be where the John Birch Society was headquartered...
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RedstDem Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 10:58 AM
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20. We're OK Now, But Back In "The Day"
We Had A Guy Named Marion Barry, Ring Any Bells ?

Mayor Williams Is A Good Guy, But DC Is Still A Shit hole.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 12:11 PM
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22. McDonald's
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