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Feinstein's Hubby Wins CA High Speed Rail Contract
Crazifornia via FoxNews ^ | Friday April 26, 2013

Posted on 04/26/2013 3:57:38 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Out of the entire universe of those who could have won the first phase construction contract for California’s high speed rail boondoggle, who would stand out as the last person who would win it if there were no political patronage.

Put another way, who is the most likely person to win it if there is political patronage?

Both questions have the same answer: Richard Blum, the husband of California senator Diane Feinstein.

So, who won the contract? Blum, of course, as the principle owner of Tutor Perini, the lead firm in the three-firm consortium selected by the California High Speed Rail Authority.

(Excerpt) Read more at crazifornia.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 113th; blum; california; corruption; cronyism; democrats; feinstein; fraud; richardblum
They don't even hide it any more....it's out there in the open with no shame
1 posted on 04/26/2013 3:57:38 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

And you know it will be a lemon.

The only high speed rail will be sliding your butt down the handrail at the station.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 4:11:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Just lucky, I guess!


3 posted on 04/26/2013 4:14:48 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

And may the most politically connected man win!


4 posted on 04/26/2013 4:26:39 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Bigtigermike

As Gomer would say, Golllllly gee, imagine that.


5 posted on 04/26/2013 4:29:20 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m sure this deal was blessed by Capo De Tutti Capi Obama so it’s all good.


6 posted on 04/26/2013 4:30:54 AM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Maybe the members just wanted to give him a consolation for having to wake up next to DiFi.

In all seriousness, this should be an outrage.

7 posted on 04/26/2013 4:32:09 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

I thought Gomer, too, only him saying “Surprise. Surprise.”


8 posted on 04/26/2013 4:33:22 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Bigtigermike

Come on…. everyone knows all the bids were created equal, just some bids were more equal than others.


9 posted on 04/26/2013 4:33:38 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well, we know one thing... guns won’t be allowed on that rail line.


10 posted on 04/26/2013 4:34:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Bigtigermike
DiFi family business gives crony capitalism a whole new meaning.
DiFi is among the finest examples of what it means to be a congressional corruptocrat.
11 posted on 04/26/2013 4:44:15 AM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: Bigtigermike

OH where is Willie Green when we need him. He’d be telling us how tax-payer funded high speed rail is the best thing since indoor plumbing and that it alone will save California from doom (even if the project is rife with corruption!)

Yes, I’ll admit I miss the Willie Green Happy Choo Choo threads. I like trains and think they are a great idea BUT passenger rail doesn’t make money in this country and never will. If private industry won’t do something then it usually shouldn’t be done.


12 posted on 04/26/2013 4:46:06 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Bigtigermike

The FIX was in...


13 posted on 04/26/2013 4:49:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Amagi

The Pelosi family can’t be far behind.


14 posted on 04/26/2013 4:59:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Bigtigermike

15 posted on 04/26/2013 5:12:54 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Bigtigermike

How many billion$ will the government give their corporation before it goes bankrupt and closes?


16 posted on 04/26/2013 6:36:54 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: John O
Yes, I’ll admit I miss the Willie Green Happy Choo Choo threads.

Willie Green 'came out' over on LP. Turns out he was a union bastard, an avowed and self-admitted socialist, who had been a deep-cover mole in FR for years. He constantly posted layoff notices on FR during the Bush years, but when Obama got in office and he was on LP, he started posting Happy Economy threads. His love of trains was because he opposed anything but collectivisation, including transportation.

He was a whackjob leftist and a son of a bitch. I'm glad he's dead.

17 posted on 04/26/2013 6:42:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Bigtigermike
I'm shocked. Shocked.

DiFi’s hubby will build the Train to Nowhere in California! This is a metaphor for the Golden State — nowhere.

18 posted on 04/26/2013 7:05:07 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Bigtigermike
The bottomless pit of tyranny, greed and corruption.

I'm not a 6th grader. No 6th grader could figure out how to rig for self profit the tax payed system like a mafioso."

19 posted on 04/26/2013 7:07:43 AM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s amazing how the randomness and chance of free and open competition in public contracting can make such a lightning strike.


20 posted on 04/26/2013 7:42:46 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That and the process by which the change orders come in from this legalized theft ring.


21 posted on 04/26/2013 9:45:05 AM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Bigtigermike
This is all a scam. It will unfold further when the owners of the land being acquired for right-of-ways rail stations, switch yards and related facilities are identified. Maybe the FBI will take a look.
22 posted on 04/26/2013 9:50:04 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Lazamataz

Oh I knew he was a socialist. After all he constantly pushed for public funding of what should be private enterprise.

But I like trains. I don’t miss him (other than the abuse that was heaped upon him, that was entertaining) but I do miss the threads.

Is he really dead?


23 posted on 04/26/2013 10:27:49 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Bigtigermike

The high speed rail is a dud. Stossel has done segments on it. They can’t find a single private investor. They government stooges behind it claim Amtrak is overcrowded but in actuality they are only a third full.


24 posted on 04/26/2013 10:40:58 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: Bigtigermike

Learned it from MA where, after a world-wide search, the state hires a legislator’s brother- or sister-in law. One quarter of all top-level state hirees have the last name Bulger or Demassi.


25 posted on 04/26/2013 10:44:59 AM PDT by pabianice
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What people fail to realize is that the crooks in power who are stealing billions from America are not operating from ideology. They use ideology to attain power, using the support of naive true believers to ensure that they have access to the purse strings. They preach about supporting the 99% while using public resources to secure they’re privileged position in the top 1% of the 1%. It goes beyond mere corruption. It’s nothing less than treason.


26 posted on 04/26/2013 10:50:36 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Bigtigermike

Let me guess: he was selected after a “nationwide search”, right?


27 posted on 04/26/2013 10:52:32 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Bigtigermike

shades of chocolate mountain.. the rich get richer.. and more corrupt.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 12:15:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well I’ll be darned, what a coincidence! What do you figure the odds are on something that unlikely happening?


29 posted on 04/26/2013 12:21:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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