Snap o' the Day: Moran greets future electorate

cover-moran-gabriel-discuss Candidate for governor Brian Moran discusses transportation policy and the renovation of the Downtown Mall, shown here at the Second Street Northwest auto crossing, with nearly two-year-old potential constituent Gabriel Simon.
Update May 4, 2009: The spelling of "constituent" has been corrected.


Could he be saying: "Son, I'm here to tell you elect me, and I'll cut government waste." (For 7.5 million, you could have had a lot of bicycles.)

The Mall isn't the place to be finding many people these days. It reminds me of West Main when the bridge over the tracks was rebuilt. The Continental Divide managed to survive that period, but a lot of other businesses didn't. I'm just amazed that our city "leaders" were so stupid that they would do that to downtown.

Very simple.....Working

Grizzly Adams morphs again!

Got a goverment job

Working, no credit cards, little debt.

"no webb"- that is very funny....but how true.

Mr. Blakey- Interesting response.

I agree, HarryD. Very true! When you see college educated kids taking government jobs with a city, county, state or federal agency, it's not for the money. It's for the benefits and retirement packages. It's the only way to stay ahead of the game in this p-poor economy right now.

It wasn't too many decades ago- perhaps in the mid '80's when a government meant that you couldn't get a regular job and were relegated to do "government work". Even the teaching profession has made it to the top.

How times have changed, for the worse.

Look at the POTUS- there is no way he could ever get a job in the private sector- he will have to start his own for profit charity to make ends meet starting in 2013.

Hey HarryD,

You're incorrect. But if facts disturb you you're in the right party.

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@ Biff

Harry D hasn't cared much for factual information in the recent past, so I doubt he'll be interested now.

His comment on teachers is priceless. He says they've "made it to the top."

Obviously, he knows little about teacher salaries.

This link can help to inform HarryD, but I doubt he'll read what's there, "The Teaching Penalty."

I am sure that harryD will also want to deny how his hatred of unions and voting for big business has caused the disparity between government jobs and those in the private sector. It was important to him that all those corporations just sit on oodles of cash without paying benefits, or retirement, or even living wage. People should work for minimum wage, and they should take on massive amounts of education debt to do so.

I am sure the sector of government jobs he leaves out in his disdain for them are those who hold the guns, big and small. If you are in the military, or a leech working for a private contractor - say Halliburton, then you are the salt o the earth. those people are all being victmized by the teachers.

I always wonder people on the right side of the issue hate education so much. Why shouldn;t the people we leave our children with most of the day have highly paid professions. We might actually attract better quality teachers.

Instead all those brins wouldn't have been wasted on Wall Street betting the house an requiring the government come and save them.

@ Caesonia - break free of the phony left right paradigm and reject the government indoctrination brainwashing and dumbing down of your children, please!

Well I must admit that I did leave a key word out- "job". government "job".....

Perhaps I was working too hard and long the past 60 hours- until this morning.

Teachers- it is their benefits that have grown to the point of surpassing the private sector.

Teachers salaries? Divide them by 9, thank you. Sorry, but I can't divide mine by 9They also know what the deal is when they dedicate themselves to the profession- wife is a teacher.

Not a hatred of unions, just trying to figire out what they do for anyone. Seems they never help the member- and unions are loosing members everyday and moaning about it.

But again you all win....

This is my last post- you're welcome!!

It's not only divide by 9 months in the case of a teacher. They also get a dozen holidays off. And they get off during all of the school breaks when students are out.

Counting holidays and vacation time, and depending on their length of employment, most government job holders only work 10 to 10 1/2 months any given year. So you can't take a fireman or cop and divide their annual salary and benefits by 12 months, you divide it by 10 to 10 1/2 months. Counting holidays, vacation and sick leave, I was only working 10 months or less a year when I left city government work after several decades of employment.

Harry D either lives in an alternate universe, or is too young to remember the space program. Guess who hired all the rocket scientists, who were the smartest and most highly trained workers this couuntry ever produced -- the fed govt.

While it's true that NASA is a federal agency, the "rocket scientists" were civilian employees. :)

The government has been taking blood at birth from every baby born in a hospital in the United States and many European nations and sending it to a United Nations dna databse for 38 years.