The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, Debtember 08, 2005

You almost have to root for her.

Now she hopes to retain her office on the basis that she ran her office so incompetently that you can't trust the results of the election she oversaw. Her reasoning boils down to this: Based specifically on being thoroughly incompetent, she should have her old job back.

In just about any other city, the proffering of one's own idiocy as a specific qualification for office would be laughable and ridiculous. But this is Detroit, and Currie can ask for a recount with a straight face and without embarrassment because she knows her audience well—they're the same people who took a look at her, dementia and all, and decided to put her in charge of the city's elections. Several times.

“Untitled” from The Detroit Blog

I have a soft spot for Detroit (go figure). But it's sad to see a once great city slowly become a modern ghost town (although at the rate that buildings are either torn down or burn down, there may not be much left) and the antics of the current city government aren't helping things any.

But, claiming that her opponent was fraudulently elected when she [Jackie Currie] herself oversaw the election … that's just chutzpah.

This past Detroit election reminds of me a student election at FAU years ago. The election so pissed off everybody that the Student President and Student Senate Speaker resign. Then, the Judicial Branch declares the recently held elections invalid, prompting the Student Senate to start impeachment proceedings against the Judicial branch.

I kid you not.

I always wondered what happened to that lot. Seems they all moved to Detroit.

Sounds like someone who really loves their job



“Hello, this is Technical Support,” I said.

“Yes, I need to talk to the office manager,” said the person on the other end. I'm not sure if it was possible for this person to sound more apathetic.

“I'm sorry, but he's on the phone right now. Can I take a message?”

“No, I'll call back when he's available. When would that be?”

“I don't know how long he'll be on the phone.”

“You've been a wonderful help. I hope you do it more often.” Click.

You have a nice day too!

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