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Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider
Fox News ^ | 11-2-2012 | Cristina Corbin

Posted on 11/02/2012 12:36:04 PM PDT by servo1969

Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn., after the mayor claimed the local power company had "shortchanged" the state's largest city as it tries to recover from superstorm Sandy.

United Illuminating workers reported eggs and other objects being thrown at them a day after Mayor Bill Finch said the utility was taking care of wealthy suburbs while his constituents suffered. The unrest caused United Illuminating to pull its workers out until the city agreed to provide police protection.

"Citizens began throwing things at the crews," Michael West, a spokesman for United Illuminating, told FoxNews.com. "It started to get pretty hairy. They did not feel safe."

West said it started with verbal abuse and escalated.

"We communicated with the city and said if you don’t provide police support, we can't have our crews there in harm's way," he said.

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KEYWORDS: eggs; obama; sandy; tyranny
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It's really stupid to chase away people trying to help.

I hope at the very least they had the sense to throw rotten eggs.

I really hope they weren't stupid enough to through away good food.

Seeing as how they're already stupid enough to chase away people trying to help I'm not really that hopeful.

1 posted on 11/02/2012 12:36:09 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Ever been to Bilgeport?


2 posted on 11/02/2012 12:38:04 PM PDT by PrkChps
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To: PrkChps
Ever been to Bilgeport?

It's a great place......if you're a bullet.

3 posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:01 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: servo1969

probably the same people that riot and burn their own neighborhood down.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:23 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: servo1969

And angering the Utility crew gets your power on faster........how?


5 posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:51 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: servo1969

What a bunch of whiny, stupid, selfish, thuggish idiots! Taht’ll show em, huh! That’ll get your lights on quicker...pelt the power crews who sho up to restore your power. Sheesh! What a bunch of a-holes.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 12:41:05 PM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: servo1969

Quarantine the place until they are ready to join civilised society again?


7 posted on 11/02/2012 12:41:46 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: PrkChps

Hell I would leave and go back to my state...these politicians are fools..I live in Florida and this only happens where the welfare people live.....People down here were feeding the people helping coffee and doughnuts


8 posted on 11/02/2012 12:42:17 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: servo1969

Their beef is that those rich white folk in nicer areas are getting their power on and Bridgeport isn’t.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 12:42:33 PM PDT by McGruff (This is probably the biggest cover-up in American history - Sen. Fred Thompson)
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To: servo1969

Bridgeport is a cesspit, with extensive black slums filled with people who have little to do but collect welfare, sell drugs, and mug people.

I’ll bet these were Obama’s sons, doing their thing.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: servo1969
What's the old saying?

Let 'em freeze in the dark!

11 posted on 11/02/2012 12:43:54 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: servo1969

Let me guess. The mayor is a Dumbocrat!?!


12 posted on 11/02/2012 12:44:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: PrkChps
Ever been to Bilgeport?

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...that place with Hizzoner Mayor Dumb@$$... ??

13 posted on 11/02/2012 12:45:06 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: servo1969

Crabs in a bucket.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 12:45:29 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: servo1969

They’re supposedly starving and without power so first thing they do is throw eggs at the utility workers. These morons voted for Obama, right?


15 posted on 11/02/2012 12:45:46 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: Darksheare

“Quarantine the place until they are ready to join civilised society again?”.

Too expensive. Just give everybody a supplemental EBT re-up and they’ll all head for Foxwoods. Then they can fix the place up while they’re gone giving the taxpayer’s money to the Indians. Probably cheaper in the long run.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 12:46:51 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: servo1969
So not only is the mantra that we have to ask the wealthiest to pay more, but they should also expect to go to the back of the line for services in favor of whom?

-PJ

17 posted on 11/02/2012 12:47:13 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Darksheare
Put a triple-layer of razor wire concertina around the joint...

When the dust settles in a few weeks....
... we can interview the survivors and see if anyone there is ready to re-join a civil and polite society...

18 posted on 11/02/2012 12:47:46 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: servo1969

Such an odd reaction. Down here utility workers from out of state are given free meals at restaurants all over the place.........I guess it’s a yankee thing I wouldn’t understand.......


19 posted on 11/02/2012 12:48:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: TigersEye

Finch was elected Mayor of Bridgeport in November 2007. During his first year as mayor, Finch focused on professionalizing city government, aiming to stabilize the city’s finances, and signing his first Executive Order to Promote Sustainability in Bridgeport.

Finch is known for being a conservationist and advocate for programs, legislation and organizations that promote green living and green business in the state of Connecticut. In his first year in office, Finch signed up for the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund’s Clean Energy Communities Program. He also signed an Executive Order to promote sustainability in Bridgeport.

Upon signing this order, he assembled a team of 100 volunteers who worked for 18 months to compile the BGreen2020 initiative, which served as a “Greenprint” for the City’s overall vision and path forward for the “green” economy. Among the programs included in BGreen2020 are: Solar leasing of rooftops, a comprehensive energy plan, increasing recycling rates


20 posted on 11/02/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: pgkdan

Maybe they don’t want the power turned on just yet.....still a lot of stores to loot............


21 posted on 11/02/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: PrkChps

It used to be a decent place back in the 60s; it’s a sewer now.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 12:50:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: servo1969
It's really stupid to chase away people trying to help.

People do some really crazy things when they get frustrated. Back in the summer when the bad storms knocked out power to pretty much all of West Virginia, Western Maryland and Virginia. There were stories about utility workers being shot at, their trucks vandalized, being harassed and assaulted because they were in a restaurant eating lunch (perp thought they should be working I assume). Even stories about people who had gotten their power turned back on having their lines cut down because someone thought it wasn't "fair" that they had gotten their power back first.

23 posted on 11/02/2012 12:52:21 PM PDT by apillar
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To: servo1969

Now the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of childish behavior.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 12:52:51 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

The complete and totally applicable phrase is .....

Let the Yankees freeze....... in the dark!


25 posted on 11/02/2012 12:54:39 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: PrkChps

#2

Nope. The farthest in the North Eastern US I’ve ever traveled is TN. Never had a reason to go any higher.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 12:57:04 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

With no power how can they watch The Biggest Loser on the big screen t.v.?


27 posted on 11/02/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Hojczyk

I’ve been through a few hurricanes as I am sure you have in Florida.
These people are Idiots, who don’t have a clue how this all comes back on line.
True story, I live on a block with about 30 house on each side of the street. After Hurricane IKE, All the houses on the right hand side of mine, both sides of the street, had power in 12 hours, It was 2 more days before Me and the rest of the block had ours. No food fights here.Neighbors helped out. Some “richer” neigborhoods waited longer. Me 3 days, some took 2 weeks.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 12:59:44 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Hojczyk

I’ve been through a few hurricanes as I am sure you have in Florida.
These people are Idiots, who don’t have a clue how this all comes back on line.
True story, I live on a block with about 30 house on each side of the street. After Hurricane IKE, All the houses on the right hand side of mine, both sides of the street, had power in 12 hours, It was 2 more days before Me and the rest of the block had ours. No food fights here.Neighbors helped out. Some “richer” neigborhoods waited longer. Me 3 days, some took 2 weeks.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 1:00:10 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: servo1969; mickie
The lunatic Mayor should be arrested and charged with inciting a riot.....and then quickly sentenced to a visit to Old Sparky.

Then he should be immediately escorted to the ultimate hot seat.....stumbling all the way and praying the electricity in Bridgeport hasn't been turned on yet.

Leni

30 posted on 11/02/2012 1:00:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: servo1969

Always the “haves” against the “have-nots.”


31 posted on 11/02/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: servo1969

Reap what ya sow, mayor...


32 posted on 11/02/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: Darksheare

33 posted on 11/02/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: servo1969

Bridgeport = Arm Pit of CT


34 posted on 11/02/2012 1:06:52 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: servo1969

The mayor should just call Obama. He’ll go down to the power company and kick their asses.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 1:07:46 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: servo1969

I’ve had rocks thrown at me during storm recovery and have been yelled at and called names and accused of using the storm to turn their water and power off intentionally. Guess what side of town?


36 posted on 11/02/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 6ppc

Dreaded red x!

Actually, that may make them behave.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 1:09:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Red Badger

>> Down here utility workers from out of state are given free meals at restaurants all over the place.........I guess it’s a yankee thing I wouldn’t understand.......

It happens in Florida.


38 posted on 11/02/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: servo1969

I guess the yolks on them! (groan)


39 posted on 11/02/2012 1:11:44 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: servo1969

Agree.

Anybody helping clean things up and working the problem should get free juice for a month.

Anybody harassing or assaulting utility workers should get 30 days in the hole.


40 posted on 11/02/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: servo1969

Wow. Did Ayn Rand ever peg these people or what?


41 posted on 11/02/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: apillar

Even stories about people who had gotten their power turned back on having their lines cut down because someone thought it wasn’t “fair” that they had gotten their power back first.

That’s sad for sure. After Katrina we could hear the power company coming our way. Day after day we were sure we would get power that day. One day I was outside and I saw a guy with the power company and I told him I would pray every day for him if he would get our power on. It was on the next day! Most probably it would have happened anyway but, it sure was nice to have air condition in the high 90 weather!


42 posted on 11/02/2012 1:20:06 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: C19fan
Bridgeport = Arm Pit of CT

No, actually Waterbury is the armpit. Bridgeport is the anu$ and Hartford is the snotty nose. New London, New Britain and East Hartford are the toejam, dandruff and earwax respectively.

43 posted on 11/02/2012 1:22:35 PM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: servo1969
Mayor Bill Finch said the utility was taking care of wealthy suburbs while his constituents suffered

Sure, class warfare is all fun and games when it's a one way street to the pockets of the taxpayers.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Mayor Finch is a Left-O-crat - why is it that the left can never let a chance to use class warfare or racism go by them?

44 posted on 11/02/2012 1:22:38 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Stormdog

How’s that EBT card workin’ for ya without power, Bridgeport protesters? ;^)


45 posted on 11/02/2012 1:26:37 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: servo1969

Bridgeport, a town that political-correctness-run-amok has caused more disaster over the long run than this storm


46 posted on 11/02/2012 1:28:48 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: servo1969

The utility workers shouldn’t bother to come back. Let ‘em freeze in the dark.


47 posted on 11/02/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: servo1969

Simple answer, “Enjoy the cold and the dark Bridgeport, y’all have a nice day now, bye”.


48 posted on 11/02/2012 1:32:43 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: servo1969

find out who threw eggs, and skip their house


49 posted on 11/02/2012 1:33:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: servo1969

Time to just load your gear and leave these nutballs to starve to death in the dark, surrounded by their own waste.


50 posted on 11/02/2012 1:34:37 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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