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I read it, Cambridge: it refers to a series of seminar addresses Trump made in 06-07: it isn't what he normally rakes in for his rants: his average is roughly 200k or so, actually slightly less than Hillary's take.
I don't like either one of these people and the thought that one of them will be the next President should keep me up at night- but, it doesn't because there isn't a thing I can do about it anyway- so I might as well sleep (California Wine helps!)
But, of course, if Hillary comes in- as she most likely will- I'm sure you'll be tickled pink as you and she seem to share the same set of mental aberrations! Especially the Open Border Psychosis which is ruining your state and which will ruin the entire country if it isn't halted- but, hey, those are all future Democrat Voters, right? And that's the important thing.
May 30, 2016 at 12:47 a.m.
And, I should have added, become my own best customer!
May 29, 2016 at 10:48 p.m.
Cambridge, that figure you threw out for Trump- 1.5 mill per speech: it should be noted that that isn't his average by far: he made that for a series of seminar addresses he gave in 2006-07. His average is close to Hillary's- about 200K or so per speech: too much to listen to either of them in my book. Even if I possessed the means, hell would freeze over before I threw my money away that foolishly: if I had that kind of money I'd spend it on something truly worthwhile- like opening a Winery or Brew Pub.
May 29, 2016 at 10:46 p.m.
Regarding the Trump Candidacy and all his Promises: I'm afraid there's going to be a lot of bitter, disappointed people in this country when they reach the end of the Yellow Brick Road and come to realize that the "Wizard" behind the curtain is a just a loud-mouthed Charlatan with nothing to offer. (Trump or Hillary, Oh my God! Maybe if we pray hard enough, the Big Guy Upstairs will send us somebody else... May be to late for that, though. God helps those who...")
Much of Bert's column lies outside the political realm and concerns economics: Americans low savings rate; living on credit: "$200 cell phone plan, the best cable tv package, and at least one car that is a 2015 or newer"- all foolishly considered "necessities" (as Dontbeafool points out).
No politician can possibly save anybody from their own bad choices- especially not somebody like Trump whose own background has little to recommend it- and any politician who says he (or she, Hillary?) can is a demagogue, pure and simple.
May 29, 2016 at 12:39 p.m.
Some choice? Trump or Clinton. I may just sit this one out, even though I know that helps Hillary. I just do not trust Donald Trump- but, then again, the Clinton's? Their record is known- and it's not a good one. Some choice.
Good column, though. Raises a lot of interesting questions. I wonder, though, if you're planning to write a similar kind of article about Hillary- take her on the same way? Fairs fair.
May 29, 2016 at 11:19 a.m.
Sounds like a truly wonderful facility. I have a suggestion for appropriate wall decor in each office: a personally autographed portrait of Bertie DeSouza- made into a Dart Board!
May 26, 2016 at 7:42 p.m.
Dmacker, It's not about safety? Oh, really? How about the fact that that stretch of 680 traditionally has had a fatality rate far higher than most other local highway's- including 180.
Anything to try to stop the numbskulls from killing themselves and each other is good in my book- and the fact that more money is coming into the city, is a bonus. (I've noticed a definite slowing down on that road since the program started and I'm sure that will show in the stats- and lives saved.)
GOOD JOB YPD! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
May 26, 2016 at 5:55 p.m.
Photoman, That's ridiculous. "going at least 5mph under limit..." They let you have 10-12 MPH over the limit. So, in a 50mph zone you can safely drive up to 60 before risking a ticket. Going slower than 50 (unless demanded by traffic conditions) is just plain stupid- and dangerous.
I drive that stretch all the time- and I've never had a bit of trouble: I drive 65 in Boardman where that's the limit- then I slow down to 60- where that's the limit- then down to 50- where that's the limit. So, what's the problem? The Problem Is: You Have Morons and Scofflaws (like some on this Board) who think they can flout the law with impunity.
I SAY TO THAT: GOOD JOB YPD! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
May 25, 2016 at 10:10 a.m.
NoBs, My Comments Off-Topic? How do you figure? One of the root causes, if not the main cause, of municipal insolvency- of the kind that forced Motown into Ch. 9 (and may do in Niles)- are pension and health care commitments to Public Sector Unions- of the kind discussed by Bert in his column:
"CITY EMPLOYEES RECEIVE FULL HEALTH-CARE COVERAGE WITHOUT PAYING A DIME TOWARD THE PREMIUMS"
That's The Key Issue that needs to be Addressed and a perfect summary of the main theme of Bert's Column: The Fracas between DePasquale and Kuriatnyk was just a side-show, a distraction from the real cause of Niles' Financial Woes: Commitments to it's Four Unions the City Can't Afford to Meet- which calls, obviously, for re-negotiated Contracts (or, that failing, Ch9 a' la Detroit):
Again quoting Bert: "Thus, the announcement last week by the mayor that he has ordered all department heads, court employees and nonunion workers to begin paying a portion of the premiums is a major development worthy of public support."
"Scarnecchia also announced that he will be SEEKING THE SAME CONCESSIONS FROM THE FOUR UNIONS WHEN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS OCCUR LATER THIS YEAR" (emphasis added).
Good Luck with That, Mr. Mayor!
May 23, 2016 at 1:05 p.m.
DETROIT: Move Over: We're on the way...
(Care to give it another go? I know how I would vote...)
May 22, 2016 at 6:40 p.m.