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The Way It Is

Mckeesport, PA

#23 Jul 4, 2013
Hobo Jim wrote:
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I agree that the senator is slicker than snot on a door knob.
He just has to lighten up some on his narcissistic delusions and that he is not the best athletic in the Port by far.
And, he is not the most popular entity in the Port. Remember he did lose a mayoral race by seven votes. Also, his close friend the Pork is stewing in the frying pan these days.
Mayor Mike is not JB and he falls very short at trying to emulate JB’s skills, intellect, charisma, articulation, political debts inventory, counter politics, finances, vendor control, jobs gifted, and DN press control.

Mike may erroneously believe he pulled a political coup on JB with AJ's Benedict Arnold switch and on JB’s machine and his ambitions for his daughter.

In my opinion, JB will not get angry but he will covertly get more than even with Mike’s eyes wide shut. IMO JB should win the Academy Award for acting on this one while he cleverly neutralizes and vanquishes the political leverage that he foolishly gifted the mayor and his MDC endorsed team.

I support the return of the political dynasty to the senator where it belongs. The City needs JB back as soon as possible.
Opie Taylor

West Mifflin, PA

#24 Jul 5, 2013
Jb is making 6 figures with his nice cushy pension from the bank plus the salary he is getting now, and the pension he will get from the state when he retires. Yes folks he played all his cards right, no aces up his sleeve and left no tracks behind him. A smart cookie indeed.
while dodging scams, nepotism, contract bidding,kickbacks all is good and cant be traced back. admit it, he pulled it off ! No one seen it coming until it was way too late. Hand it to the guy, he knew what he was doing. he will go down as one of the great leaders and senators of the community with all heresay of past lies that cant be proven. LOL! This is how you work the system folks ! Not like the veons,ories and others who failed to play their cards right. politics is like vegas you got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em.. it's a game and if youre dumb enough to get caught...so be it.......the smart ones get a free pass, the dumb ones get a prison number.LOL!
Hobo Jim

Mckeesport, PA

#25 Jul 5, 2013
Opie Taylor wrote:
Jb is making 6 figures with his nice cushy pension from the bank plus the salary he is getting now, and the pension he will get from the state when he retires. Yes folks he played all his cards right, no aces up his sleeve and left no tracks behind him. A smart cookie indeed.
while dodging scams, nepotism, contract bidding,kickbacks all is good and cant be traced back. admit it, he pulled it off ! No one seen it coming until it was way too late. Hand it to the guy, he knew what he was doing. he will go down as one of the great leaders and senators of the community with all heresay of past lies that cant be proven. LOL! This is how you work the system folks ! Not like the veons,ories and others who failed to play their cards right. politics is like vegas you got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em.. it's a game and if youre dumb enough to get caught...so be it.......the smart ones get a free pass, the dumb ones get a prison number.LOL!
Up to this point in time I tend to agree with you 100%. However, I would not proclaim and celebrate victory that he beat the system until the law officials complete their Ravenstahl/Harper investigation and the pending AG investigations involving the Pork and Red finalize. If nothing happens by 12/31/13 then you are spot on.

I believe that the mysterious trash collection increases, missing scrap cars and materials monies, tires sold to employees willing to pay cash, missing copper, cover up of business privilege taxes due, solicitor politicking on the clock, and some dubious health insurance manipulations are all myth investigations without evidence or merit. They are all dead at this time.

Right now I would speculate that I am 102% sure that Teflon JB is an untouchable much smarter than all of his convicted legislative colleagues.
Gerald T

West Mifflin, PA

#26 Jul 5, 2013
no one can ever link the corruption you mentioned above with the great senator JB.
im telling you folks aint gonna happen. he knows it, i know it , the feds know it and zappalla knows it. he's laughing all the way to the bank and only looks back to snicker at what he got away with.
he's a cool cucumber counting his money while giggling all the way to the bank. he was self taught and knows the ins and outs and came out of the shithouse smelling like a rose. yes folks he knew how to work the people,the system,the kickbacks, all the scamming..... his closet has no corrupt skeletons in it, he tossed them out right after he got what he wanted one by one. smart people do that.
love the guy or hate the guy,he's untouchable give him an A for effort,,,,,,,,he's that good !

only a few in the past and present could pull this stuff off watch his daughter follow in his footsteps it's all planned out ,,,, bank on it

if you ever meet the great JB in person shake his hand and give him a pat on the back, and tell him he pulled it off with style, grace, intelligence and manipulation....only seen in a David Copperfield illusion show,,,,,,,,
Hobo Jim

Mckeesport, PA

#27 Jul 5, 2013
Gerald T wrote:
only a few in the past and present could pull this stuff off watch his daughter follow in his footsteps it's all planned out ,,,, bank on it
if you ever meet the great JB in person shake his hand and give him a pat on the back, and tell him he pulled it off with style, grace, intelligence and manipulation....only seen in a David Copperfield illusion show,,,,,,,,
Very well crafted historical sketch. But then, Tricky Dick had all the presidential power, wealth, all the King's men and all the King's horses but he was caught, disgraced, and impeached.

IMO the finish line for the esteemed narcissistic senator is the end of this year assuming that Ravenstahl is indicted and the Pork and his cohorts are brought to some level of justice.

Can his Teflon and his charisma triumph until the end of the year? Only the law enforcement authorities know the answer to this one.

Do not forget that street rumor has it that over 50 persons were advised that their phone was tapped. This may not bode very well for some who have a lot of contact with the Pork and Red. There could be some loan sharking in the mix also among other things.

And, then the Feds could play the dreaded RICO card on the Pork and all of his kingdom and beneficiaries. It seem like the Pork and establishment fit the RICO Act model very well. This is more severe and damaging then the alleged charges against the Turnpike Commission and all his convicted colleagues who are now serving time.

It is not over until the fat lady sings. And, she is still in the dressing room at this time. Will her opening operatic performance be a classical bombshell? The countdown is about 175 days. Only the Shadow knows.
Get Real

Springfield, NJ

#28 Jul 5, 2013
Ain't nothin' happening. Your wishing so hard you can't see it's dead in the water.
Patriot Act

West Mifflin, PA

#29 Jul 5, 2013
Hobo Jim wrote:
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Very well crafted historical sketch. But then, Tricky Dick had all the presidential power, wealth, all the King's men and all the King's horses but he was caught, disgraced, and impeached.
IMO the finish line for the esteemed narcissistic senator is the end of this year assuming that Ravenstahl is indicted and the Pork and his cohorts are brought to some level of justice.
Can his Teflon and his charisma triumph until the end of the year? Only the law enforcement authorities know the answer to this one.
Do not forget that street rumor has it that over 50 persons were advised that their phone was tapped. This may not bode very well for some who have a lot of contact with the Pork and Red. There could be some loan sharking in the mix also among other things.
And, then the Feds could play the dreaded RICO card on the Pork and all of his kingdom and beneficiaries. It seem like the Pork and establishment fit the RICO Act model very well. This is more severe and damaging then the alleged charges against the Turnpike Commission and all his convicted colleagues who are now serving time.
It is not over until the fat lady sings. And, she is still in the dressing room at this time. Will her opening operatic performance be a classical bombshell? The countdown is about 175 days. Only the Shadow knows.
LMAO.... You cant tap a cell phone ! Land line YES! people arent that stupid anymore to use land lines anymore in fact more people are getting away from land lines and going to cell for ALL their calls....We had that figured out years ago. You better get better rumors than that! HAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Youre a joke dude !
Hobo Jim

Mckeesport, PA

#30 Jul 6, 2013
Patriot Act wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO.... You cant tap a cell phone ! Land line YES! people arent that stupid anymore to use land lines anymore in fact more people are getting away from land lines and going to cell for ALL their calls....We had that figured out years ago. You better get better rumors than that! HAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Youre a joke dude !
Not a rumor. One person told me that he/she got a letter stating that certain phone calls were make from their number to the a tapped phone line. Also, the time and number of calls were listed.

Do you think the technology does not exits to intercept cell phone calls? That is the main source of target information for our middle east drones program.

Cell phone records can be subpoenaed and the cell tower used identified. The authorities have been into this longer than you and know a lot more than you. The want you to believe that cell phones cannot be tapped. And, you fail for it.
Forrest Gump

West Mifflin, PA

#31 Jul 6, 2013
OH i agree that cell phones can be traced to your front door,location,time of call, length of call, the number you called or who called you,etc, but the actual conversation cannot. the technology isnt there yet. this is why people should just shut up bcause they have no idea of what they're talking about but ramble on if you think eveyone is dumber than you.LMAO!

everyone you claim will get jail time will walk away with all the goodies......HAAAAAA!!
Hobo Jim

Mckeesport, PA

#32 Jul 6, 2013
Forrest Gump wrote:
OH i agree that cell phones can be traced to your front door,location,time of call, length of call, the number you called or who called you,etc, but the actual conversation cannot. the technology isnt there yet. this is why people should just shut up bcause they have no idea of what they're talking about but ramble on if you think eveyone is dumber than you.LMAO!
everyone you claim will get jail time will walk away with all the goodies......HAAAAAA!!
I might be dumber than you but I know that cell phones tapping technology exists and legally employed by the law authorities.

Tapped
By Jazmin Espinal, eHow Contributor

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According to ABC News Reporter Brian Ross, a federal law enforcement official confirmed for ABC News that the government was tracking its cell phone calls in an effort to identify confidential sources. If law-abiding news reporters are being put under the invisible federal microscope, it comes as no surprise that millions of Americans now fear that they too are being tapped. If you would like to put your mind at ease and finally validate or rightfully dismiss what you suspect to be a federal phone tap on your cell phone, follow these steps.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_4928152_tell-cell-pho...
Hobo Jim

Mckeesport, PA

#33 Jul 6, 2013
Get Real wrote:
Ain't nothin' happening. Your wishing so hard you can't see it's dead in the water.
That is what the boy immature Mayor Fluke thinks also. But Feds continue to probe, interview, and investigate.

Nate is all wrapped up. The Feds are now focusing on Mayor Fluke and his dubious endeavors.

IMO this should be over by Labor Day or sooner.
That Naive

Dravosburg, PA

#34 Jul 6, 2013
What makes Tedesco think the machine won't turn around and can his ass in a little while and put one of their own puppets in place? They don't care if he's a longtime ally. They just want him off Council. Somebody should have a talk with him before the next Council Meeting. He's being led down the Lysle Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
Get Real

Beaver, PA

#35 Jul 6, 2013
Can't wait to watch them chew that fat pig tedesco up and spit him out! That greasy pig deserves it! Bahahahaha!
zappalla

West Mifflin, PA

#36 Jul 7, 2013
That Naive wrote:
What makes Tedesco think the machine won't turn around and can his ass in a little while and put one of their own puppets in place? They don't care if he's a longtime ally. They just want him off Council. Somebody should have a talk with him before the next Council Meeting. He's being led down the Lysle Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
its all good you cant touch the untouchables
more to come
Only The Shadow Knows

Mckeesport, PA

#37 Jul 7, 2013
That Naive wrote:
What makes Tedesco think the machine won't turn around and can his ass in a little while and put one of their own puppets in place? They don't care if he's a longtime ally. They just want him off Council. Somebody should have a talk with him before the next Council Meeting. He's being led down the Lysle Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
Excellent theory. They could use him and play him like a fiddle until before the 2015 mayoral spring primary. Then they will fire him when it is too late for AJ to run and give someone his job to someone like Fawn who can and will bring a block of votes to the mayor. The mayor will have a political battle with his former mentor and friend's daughter. The teacher's union may support her over him because of the Cornell cloud.

On the other hand may be AJ is outsmarting them cleverly and he knows more about the City's two investigations and believes this could weaken or eliminate his political opposition.
Trayvon M

West Mifflin, PA

#38 Jul 7, 2013
relax folks no one is going to jail everyone keeps their jobs, nothing will stick to these guys they know what they are doing watch n see!!
HAAAAAAAAA! UNTOUCHABLE!
Touchables at Risk

Mckeesport, PA

#39 Jul 8, 2013
Trayvon M wrote:
relax folks no one is going to jail everyone keeps their jobs, nothing will stick to these guys they know what they are doing watch n see!!
HAAAAAAAAA! UNTOUCHABLE!
I do not think that former Chief Nate Harper, Mayor Fluke, the Pork, and the Red would accede to that myth.

The tapped phone calls could doom more than one untouchable.
Untouchables Vulnerable

Mckeesport, PA

#40 Jul 9, 2013
zappalla wrote:
<quoted text>its all good you cant touch the untouchables
more to come
You are precisely accurate. The law cannot touch them but can indict, try, convict and incarcerate them without touching them.

Was former senator Orie a former untouchable?
Orie Sisters

Mckeesport, PA

#41 Jul 21, 2013
Trayvon M wrote:
relax folks no one is going to jail everyone keeps their jobs, nothing will stick to these guys they know what they are doing watch n see!!
HAAAAAAAAA! UNTOUCHABLE!
How come this does not apply to the gals?
Jane O

West Mifflin, PA

#42 Jul 21, 2013
Untouchables Vulnerable wrote:
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You are precisely accurate. The law cannot touch them but can indict, try, convict and incarcerate them without touching them.
Was former senator Orie a former untouchable?
Orie was a BIG fish, they really arent concerned about the small hoods running these poor towns in the Mob Valley..I really dont remember when a local official was sent up the river on some small time corruption scheme. Wonder how many people campaign on council/school board/mayor's time and use workers from the borough or town to distribute literature ,aka political signs, copying literature,etc. We all know that happens...I wont even get into tax payer funded campaign money.......

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