Looks like somebody in Boston really enjoyed Wacky Packs as a kid:
Sums it all up...
Ha! Menino needs to wash his hands of emailgate, but probably not like this.
Gaffin was once lauded as an admirable citizen journalist?
Back in the day.
I should have explained the image: I didn't do it - I have neither the creativity to think it up nor the graphics skills to put it together. So it was forwarded to me. And I thought it was kind of funny, in a Wacky Packs sort of way (I am creative enough to supply a link for that).
This only gives Baby Flats and Yoon the chance to skirt another day or two without actually talking about the issues. You could fit their platform and plans on one half of an index card. Combined they aren't even worth half a Mayor.
Not true Alan as you well know. Go to Micheal's web site - his plans for the city are there. Corruption is an important issue too. Why don't you have your boss, the Mayor, tell the truth - not a different story daily about these public records. And co-operate with the state's investigations instead of stonewalling them. If he did that we could move on to talking about how we need to improve our schools and stop kids killing kids on our streets.
Menino and Kineavy may actually think that the law does not apply to them, but it does. So stop whining and telling lies about Michael Flaherty. You guys really don't get it.
I'm going to lay it out real simple for you. Go to his website's issues page, http://michaelflaherty.com/?l=issues, and see if you can fit those documents onto an ENTIRE index card. And yes, combined they might not equal half the weight of our Mayor.
Alan is going to waste the entire evening attempting to double delete the documents. From his hard drive, at least.
Name one issue the mayor has brought up that Flaherty has not addressed yet.
Tom Menino is spending the whole campaign lying. He has had four different stories on the email episode. He has claimed that there are 580 street workers in Boston - there are 30. He says that the dropout rate has reduced by a third on his watch - it hasn't. It has stayed the same. He is there so long that he just thinks that he say something and it will be true.
mumble mumble thats what its all about mumble mumble its about jobs mumble mumble its about the neighborhoods mumble mumble its about getting stuff done mumble mumble
translation: its about 4 more years of back room deals and showing up for ribbon cuttings.
So what is menino's platform? Stonewalling public information requests? keeping the public in the dark?
Mayor has appointed a Food Policy Council to bring more healthy food to our schools and neighborhoods, expand farmers markets, support the creation of a public market and identify more land for urban agriculture.
Flaherty's "issues" are mostly "resolutions" over ten years, except for opposition to tenant protection measures and taxing telecom companies for their equipment.
Menino likes to take credit for the good things that he has done - and he has done some good. He has been there for 17 years after all!
But he won't take the blame for any mis-steps - that's always somebody else's fault. That's the problem with Menino. He has been there so long, he thinks that he is above the law. He thinks that he owns the city.
They just painted over a streetlight transformer box in my neighborhood and the artist painted "Mayor Thomas Menino" on it. That shit is just obnoxious. Hes "all about" legacy, not all about the neighborhoods. All he cares about its what people think of him and what they remember him for.
If that's true, then why is he out there every day in one neighborhood or other, doing his job? He's not campaigning, he's not just trying to leave a legacy, the man is honestly trying to do some good.
Meanwhile, we see Floon at Forest Hills shaking hands and kissing babies (note: kissing babies is just wild conjecture on my part). The Mayor is running this city, working hard to bring businesses back. He doesn't have the luxury, as Floon apparently does, of shirking the duties he was elected for.
As for his platform, he is showing, not telling. Instead of saving things like the Citizens Connect app for things he'll implement next term, he's doing them now.
He's innovating with new media (BPHC using Facebook and Twitter for H1N1 outreach, the Boston Police twitter account) and by encouraging new green jobs within the city.
There's also the new bike share program that will be implemented next spring, and protection for wrongfully evicted tenants, which, by the way, Flaherty consistently opposed as a City Councilor.
In short, our mayor is doing alot, and will continue to do alot (Of deleting, harharhar, that is SO funny you guys!)
....politcal agenda's do not allow for anyone to think the Mayor has done anything well. The sad part is if any of these people actually looked into the person that Flaherty is they would surely not vote for him, but its easier to cast stones at Menino then look into plan B.
Maybe Craigs's braces need to be cleaned, The AG just got invloved and emails now posted let see what comes of it
Not the emails from the computer that Menino's top-aide hid in a closet. These are only emails from other people. Where are the emails that went outside city hall?
They put 5,000 emails on a website and you are mad because the ones you ASSUMED were there are not. Better tell your friend Flabbo that he has to get back to campaigning.
They put 5000 emails on the website because they already knew they were safe. These are e-mails collected from everyone ELSE'S e-mail that happened to include Kineavy on CC/BCC/From. Some have him in the To field but only because they were copied into a future reply to that e-mail. None of them are messages that would have been from Kineavy to someone not at City Hall (unless they were CC'd to another city employee), nor will we probably ever see any e-mails from someone not at city hall to Kineavy that were not forwarded to someone else afterwards. Kineavy knew what FOIA meant to his messages. It's pretty clear that this was part of his consideration in how he used e-mail based on his own words.
There's no assumption to be made. The ones that Kineavy received in his job for the past 2 years aren't there. Maybe some are on his old computer. The fact that there are e-mails we'll NEVER get to see is ILLEGAL. Stop petting your My Little Menino doll and grow up.
That is great. You dont find the emails you ASSUME are there and you cry. Face it there are no emails connecting Kineavy to any illegal activity. Go ahead and vote for Flaherty assuming you are going to get someone you are not. He isnt going to win and shouldnt win. The guy is a fraud pure and simple. FLAHERTY broke the open meeting rule in the city council: FACT. FLAHERTY worked more hours at his "part time" law practice then in his "full time" city council job: FACT. FLAHERTY tried to force his wife onto the BPD while she failed the physical: FACT. FLAHERTY is being bank rolled by a corrupt BFD Union: FACT. Look it up instead of chasing down a ghost inside the Mayors office. Someone should foia Flahertys emails. I bet he has about 200 for the year....unless of course you check his law firms account. Now that would be something worth reading.
It'll be alright if your friend TMM doesn't win, Ed. Honest.
Ed seems pretty certain you won't find those e-mails. Okay. Tell us what you know about how thoroughly destroyed they are in the face of a Federal subpeona?
Or are they all on a memory stick in Diane's BRA?
NEWSFLASH Ed: this is NOT about Flaherty or Yoon or even the election.
THIS IS ABOUT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE and VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS. That's why people like me, who don't live in Boston, care.
...but want to make sure people are taking this time to see who is on the other side of the ballot. Chasing emails that may or may not exist is becoming a joke. "What didnt we find today, but can make linger another day".
were the ones that the Menino administration was legally bound to keep. I know that the law is a real burden to follow and that Menino's administration is completely above it, but some of us still think that politicians shouldn't shirk off the law, FBI subpoenas, and Secretary of State requests.
And am I really supposed to be impressed that Menino is pushing bicycle policies that are 5-10 years behind bike-friendly cities and a green jobs strategy that has only brought a handful of companies in several years? Or by the fact that violent crime is the same in my neighborhood as it was 4 years ago? That's not racing to the future; it's plodding into the 21st century. Judging him on his past term, Boston's been standing still and either getting more corrupt or more incompetent.