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The worst hour of my life

I got home from work, picked up the phone to check voice mail, and had no dial tone. Ack! No checking messages, no calling friends, and NO INTERNET! I had just put in leftover pizza to heat up (in the oven, because it's so much better than in the microwave), so I put off calling the phone company. As I munched on pizza and watched TV, I occasionally picked up the cordless phone to make sure there was still no dial tone. After dinner, I realized I should check things out, so I disconnected a phone to take outside to test the box... then got the idea that maybe I should check all three phones inside first... and discovered that the phone in the bedroom was off the hook. It was likely off the hook for a good 12 hours. Ooopsie. :) So as you can see, I have Internet tonight.

Meanwhile, apparently Mayor Kilpatrick is trying to divert attention from his excessive credit card usage by trying to get ahold of the credit card statements from the previous mayor, Dennis Archer. (See Mayor tries to share the glare from the Thursday Detroit Free Press.) What Mr. Kilpatrick doesn't realize is, Mr. Archer left the city a far better place after his mayoralty. All Kwame is bringing is lots of negative media scrutiny.

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mysannthropy
May. 6th, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
poor baby!! oopsie daizy huh? lol ..thats too funny.

..i always liked archer. everything got quiet and the crime rates dropped by the time he was out of there.. usually takes a while to see just exactly what theyre doing. and, come to think of it, didnt it increase like 300% the first few months of 2004?
songdogmi
May. 6th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
Well, yeah, I think crime and everything negative have increased since Kilpatrick came to power.
I figure, if voters are going to pay over $200k in credit card bills for someone, Archer is a LOT more deserving than Kilpatrick.
ferndalealex
May. 6th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
Some of the economic troubles I'm willing to give Kwame some space on...I mean the economy as a whole has tanked and there's little Hizzoner can do about it. And he does have to charm investors into the city.

BUT when the Washington DC police say they will no longer provide escorts 'cause he parties too hearty something else is going on. Like any good politician he want's the claim of "Everyone's doing it" to justify his actions. Maybe he's kin to Mr. Delay???
songdogmi
May. 6th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there is the thing with the D.C. police. That's a black eye too. That makes HOW MANY black eyes?

That's true about the whole economy going down. Every city and county was hurt when the recession killed sales tax revenues. A good mayor would've had problems with that. But then, a good mayor would find less extravagant ways to charm investors. Or at least more effective ways.
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