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Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider
Foxnews.com ^ | 11/2/02 | Staff

Posted on 11/02/2012 9:42:02 PM PDT by njslim

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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: alteredtitle; bridgeport; hurricane; residents
Let 'em freeze in the dark.....
1 posted on 11/02/2012 9:42:09 PM PDT by njslim
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To: njslim

If it had a reputation as a rough place, this sure doesn’t help.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 9:43:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Let the youth gangs who run that place fix the electricity themselves. Hope they don’t get shocked if they don’t know what the heck they are doing.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 9:46:27 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: njslim

I was just reading this on Drudge - just amazing. I’m glad the power company pulled their guys out until the cops force these ungrateful jackasses to act like human beings.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 9:49:37 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: njslim

Talk about biting off your nose to spite you face...


5 posted on 11/02/2012 9:52:33 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: njslim

When I drive down the road it seems everyone is a total moron.

Driving fast to cut in front of me unsafely, and then put on the brakes and make a sharp right into a 7-11 or something.

Idiots!

So, now comes THIS article.

Sigh. The world is full of morons these days and this article proves it to me.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: njslim

I’d think it wiser to use the eggs as food instead of using them as projectiles.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT by Floratina
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To: njslim

Around these parts we come out with hot coffee and egg salad sandwiches for the storm crews.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 9:53:34 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: njslim

Throwing things at uniformed public employees who are on duty, risking their own safety to peacefully restore order and protect the citizenry. Ah, must be Democrats.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 9:56:45 PM PDT by baa39
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To: njslim

Next they will riot over not having food.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 9:57:28 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: njslim

Sons of Obama at it again.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 10:01:16 PM PDT by BluegrassCardinal
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To: njslim

This place has been going down the sh*tter ever since the Bridgeport Machine plant shut down.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 10:04:12 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: njslim

The mayor sounds like a copy of Nagan. A real twit.

I’m sure the crews will be more than appreciated elsewhere.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 10:05:45 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kirkwood

Imagine that. Show some gratitude.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 10:09:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: njslim

I have always respected those guys.

I’m a contractor, and have interacted with those guys in different states and observed them, not a lot, but a little more than average, and I don’t have any negative anecdotes or impressions, they always struck me as troopers, neither rain nor sleet, the mission must be completed, the mission is everything, these people need me, type of guys.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 10:16:01 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: njslim

Ok, after today’s news I am just going to assume that the world’s most stupid, most obnoxious, most annoying, most worthless and most usless people of all time currently live in the northeastern part of the united states...


16 posted on 11/02/2012 10:17:27 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

>>most usless people of all time currently live in the northeastern part of the united states...

I’d just add a caveat—”live in the Cities of the NE part of the USA”. Most of my (rural) neighbors are God-loving, nice, friendly, people. Just like the best parts of this country.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 10:20:25 PM PDT by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Betis70

Ah yep, point taken.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 10:27:25 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: smokingfrog

Gotta admit they do have some stones.../s


19 posted on 11/02/2012 10:34:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: njslim

Gee these guys that they are pelting with eggs, don’t even make the decision on which area they work on. They higher ups tell them where to go. If I were these guys I would of dumped them to the bottom of the list.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 10:38:39 PM PDT by MA~Bear
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To: HiTech RedNeck
[If it had a reputation as a rough place, this sure doesn’t help.]

I lived and worked in New England for a couple of years in the 1980’s. My business would take me to Bridgeport. Even back then there were sections of the city where law enforcement did not go unless it was an absolute emergency.

21 posted on 11/02/2012 10:42:15 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

As a wife of a lineman currently working back in that area I take offense to this Mayors comment.
These linemen work hard my husband worked all day yesterday at his regular job with the electric company caught a red eye arrived early am in New York and worked till 7:30 my time (CA time) and was heading to bed to get up @ 3:30 am to head back out to work
These men and women work in elements that are risky and sometimes do 24 hours shifts. The Mayor is very disrespectful, it is about the grids, who gets power first fire, police, hospital etc etc maybe he needs to go and take a journeyman lineman program and see what is involved. His comment is as stupid as the CA person a couple years back that said “all they have to do is plug the wires into each other” no dumb++s it is more involved. Many linemen die every year from work related issues. Give this guys and gals the respect they deserve TRUST ME all those people back east they want to get your power on as quickly as possible but they need to do it safely. And for the egg throwing people you could possible enjoy one of those line man but causing them to get zapped as you throwing items at them.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 10:43:26 PM PDT by proudCArepublican
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To: MA~Bear

I believe UI has pulled all crews out of the city until they provide police protection. This supposedly started after the Dem mayor played the race or wealth card.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 10:43:26 PM PDT by matt04
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To: proudCArepublican

My last statement is you could hurt one of the linemen by causing them to get zapped


24 posted on 11/02/2012 10:46:39 PM PDT by proudCArepublican
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To: Beowulf9
The world is full of morons these days

The election of Obama/Biden was the definitive proof.

25 posted on 11/02/2012 10:48:59 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (Trained by English Setters)
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To: njslim

My sister was director of maintenance for a large Mid-Atlantic utility company, she’s moved up since then, EVERY utility crew has daily safety meetings before each shift, they are doing a very dangerous job, my son worked with a tree service assigned to that utility for several summers during college (thanks, sis!), he’s always complained about having the daily safety briefings, said they were, “Always beating it into our heads”, I would say, “Did you pay attention?”, he did, they had zero injuries on his crew for two summers...

These guys are doing very dangerous work, the first egg, my sister (Type A, I love her, takes after her AF/MD ANG full bird pilot Dad) would have pulled every crew from the area, they did the right thing, there is no fooling around when it comes to electrical utilities...


26 posted on 11/02/2012 10:53:23 PM PDT by IMTOFT (At least I'm enjoying the ride...)
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To: Vince Ferrer

power also means light and security.... something that punk looters do not like


27 posted on 11/02/2012 10:58:39 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: njslim

“Mayor Bill Finch said the utility was taking care of wealthy suburbs while his constituents suffered.”

Way to keep every one calm, genius. Play the class warfare card and probably a thinly-veiled race card.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 11:00:46 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: njslim

Angry residents pelted utility crews with eggs as they tried to restore power in Bridgeport, Conn.,

Well that certainly was helpful..


29 posted on 11/02/2012 11:01:15 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: chris37

Every rural person I ever met in the NE were conservative and very nice people. I remember a guy who sold fruits and vegetables from a little stand on the side of the road in R.I. His grandchild was the 7th generation to live off that land. He said he wouldn’t give two cents for the entire city of New York.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 11:07:14 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Floratina
"I’d think it wiser to use the eggs as food instead of using them as projectiles."

No, no, no.

To do that, you'd have to turn on the stove and exert the effort to cook something. That's not food.

Food is what you get in a bag at McDonald's after you swipe your EBT card.

(Cookin' jes be fo crackas an' suckas!)
31 posted on 11/02/2012 11:16:59 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: njslim
Let 'em freeze in the dark.....

LOL, I haven't heard that since my first winter in Alaska 38 years ago. "Don't eat yellow snow".

32 posted on 11/02/2012 11:25:14 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: himno hero
"power also means light and security.... something that punk looters do not like"

when they were going to put street lights in my neighborhood 2 friends, one sheriff and the other a city cop said stop them if you can because it will guarantee an increase in burglaries and stripped cars.

Crooks love street lights because they can operate without artificial light.

At my office which was in the ghetto on Saturday or Sunday morning there would be stripped cars under the street lights at each intersection.

33 posted on 11/02/2012 11:30:35 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Vendome

You know - Just as an aside.

I haven’t changed my tagline in some time now. But in the wake of this storm and watching how the Random Idiot Bastards of the Blue States are dealing with this, that tagline has never been more appropriate.

(Contrast, if you will, this current behavior to the way the folks in Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska and other Plains States dealt with flooding in recent memory - with nary a scrap of help from the Feds.)

Hmmmmm ... “Random Idiot Bastards of the Blue States” ... great name for a rock band.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 11:31:40 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: njslim

Another during the Alaska pipeline frenzy of 75 was a bumper sticker: “Happiness is a Texan going South with an Okie under each arm”.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 11:32:20 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ansel12
My former husband was an electrical lineman.
I have a tiny bit of inside information regarding the field.

PMIs-Preventive Maintenance Inspections-are both basic and critical in power production and distribution.

Downed power lines will kill people. Everytime. Everywhere.
It's a very, very bad thing when power substations explode.

36 posted on 11/02/2012 11:43:20 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: sarasmom

They rank pretty high among men in my book.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 11:48:30 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: njslim

I’m kinda amazed. Here in the DC region, with the PEPCO electrical guys....folks have gone ten and fourteen days without power. No riots....no violence.


38 posted on 11/03/2012 12:08:06 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: njslim

I saw where the NY union linemen forced the linemen, who had driven from Alabama to help, to go home. If I were the mayor I would issue a proclamation stating that anyone interfering with the work of linemen from any part of the country will be arrested. It’s disgusting.


39 posted on 11/03/2012 1:23:34 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Terry Mross

We ran one of those road-side vegatable stands in Maine as well. We would be in the field harvesting and the stand was by honor system. The customers would weigh their own produce and count their own corn, cukes, etc. And then the customer would put the money into a box that could have been easily pilfered. Now that was in the ‘80s but we still run the campfire wood the same way on the side of the road.
A few times in the summer someone will take without paying but I still pray God would bless them. We took off with 20 bundles on the stand in the morning and returned after dark. All bundles of wood ($2.50/bundle) were sold and $50 was in the glass jar. No one took from the unattended glass jar. It does still happen in rural Maine.


40 posted on 11/03/2012 3:00:51 AM PDT by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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To: njslim
Sounds like a scene from Fort Apache, the nonfiction book -- authored by a retired New York City police lieutenant in the 1970s -- that later became the basis for Paul Newman's movie classic, "Fort Apache: The Bronx." It also bears striking similarities to the counterpart from a retired NYC firefighter who worked in the same part of the South Bronx in that era, Report from Engine Co. 82.

Both of these books were filled with bizarre accounts of feral mutants in the South Bronx who continuously got their kicks out of launching random assaults on uniformed public sector workers whose primary job was to protect the residents of the city.

41 posted on 11/03/2012 3:44:48 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Kirkwood
Around these parts we come out with hot coffee and egg salad sandwiches for the storm crews.

As a county utility worker in Florida, you don't realize how much we appreciate that. Even the ones who don't have electricity yet come out with their coffee pots to plug into our trailer mounted generator to share a cup of coffee (an 100KW generator has a little leftover power for a Mr. Coffee). And I say it for all my co-workers... Thank you!

42 posted on 11/03/2012 5:28:42 AM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: PastorJimCM

Why are you no longer selling vegetables? I bought the best blueberries I’ve ever had from that guy in R.I. He had some damn good tomatoes, too.


43 posted on 11/03/2012 8:34:30 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: shibumi

Totally agree. I don’t remember this many sissies.

Being from Oklahoma we just ran around helping people at random.

I know these people are scared but really, they’ll live.

It’ll suck but, they’ll live.


44 posted on 11/03/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dalereed

I’ll call faulty reasoning... with light others can see what they are doing, take pictures, make phone call, defend their assets, positions etc etc. Crime prefers the dark cuzz then people can’t see what is going on as they hide and slink in the shadows.....

The punks do not like to get caught let alone seen/identified.


45 posted on 11/03/2012 12:45:52 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Terry Mross

I moved. I headed up the harvesting crew and the 200 acres of native produce was owned by another family.
I do enjoy working outdoors (one full winter pruning apples trees) and thus now I collect trees that the power has cut down beside the road. I work them up and my kids sell the firewood.


46 posted on 11/03/2012 1:04:33 PM PDT by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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