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Jerry Brown excuses government
incompetence: ´Sh*t happens´

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

Original Article

Posted By:magnante, 5/8/2013 11:17:21 AM

A massive screw-up by the state of California is being brushed off by Governor Jerry Brown with a barnyard expression: "Sh*t happens." The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a multi-billion dollar endeavor, turns out to have used faulty bolts to fasten the bridge to its pier. "A third out of 96 threaded steel rods -- 3 inches thick and 9 to 24 feet long -- snapped in early March after crews tightened them down with nuts."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 5/8/2013 11:29:16 AM     (No. 9316533)

That arrogant baldheaded beesturd says that "the people (read ignorant fools)" believe that the bridge is safe and that "the people" understand that there always will be screw ups in any larger construction project. The bloody nerve of the old fart! I´m not driving on that thing!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 5/8/2013 11:30:15 AM     (No. 9316536)

Jerry that expression sums up your re-election to an office you´re unfit for. I´d feel much safer driving over the Benecia style bridge than Brown´s idea of an innovative bridge.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 5/8/2013 11:40:50 AM     (No. 9316569)

The Brown(sie)Twins, Jerry & Willie, Mayors of Oakland and SF at the time, decided to stick their collective noses in the bridge design, thus setting the project back about 10 years an adding billions of unnecessary tax dollars to the project. The result? A compromised structure.

The original bridge construction, which started in 1933 and finished in 1936, cost approx 77 million dollars. The current construction, which has been ongoing since 1990, is thought to be in the neighborhood of 12 billion. It is the most costly taxpayer construction project in U.S history.

Govn at its finest. It was all about union jobs. By the time this projection is completed, if ever, a single construction worker who started at the beginning will spend his entire working career on this one project alone. If the original construction crew were around today with the rules and regulations in place back in the `30s, they could have built this same bridge 7 times over for around 600 million dollars.

What even more pathetic is this new addition was never necessary in the first place. All that was needed was to brace up the length of the bridge. That could have been completed 15 years ago, but no, union jobs and democrat votes were more important.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: billp, 5/8/2013 11:43:32 AM     (No. 9316575)

Well, you´ve got to admit that the Democrats know how to spend money - especially other people´s money. Not - you know, effectively - but they do know how to spend it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doctor P, 5/8/2013 12:00:21 PM     (No. 9316607)

Happens more when the excrement rises to the head of government

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bmw50, 5/8/2013 12:09:25 PM     (No. 9316632)

Since he is in charge, it says alot about him and what he is producing.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 5/8/2013 12:14:03 PM     (No. 9316637)

As we used to say: "If it´s Brown, flush it down!"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Calico Al, 5/8/2013 12:19:09 PM     (No. 9316650)

Where were the rods made? I couldn´t find it out in the article.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bob913, 5/8/2013 12:24:23 PM     (No. 9316663)

He has release thousands of criminals that have robbed, raped and murdered people after getting out of jail.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: droopydog, 5/8/2013 12:26:51 PM     (No. 9316668)

From "Golden State" to "Sh*t Happens State"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Keekng, 5/8/2013 1:07:23 PM     (No. 9316742)

Should it be said....Voters get what they ask for and deserve?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mabel normand, 5/8/2013 2:01:21 PM     (No. 9316819)

The bolts were made in Ohio by the Dyson company.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gollyneds, 5/8/2013 2:18:38 PM     (No. 9316852)

ya sure did, jerry

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Reply 14 - Posted by: wsdiego, 5/8/2013 2:41:14 PM     (No. 9316895)

That would be liberals happen!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mythman, 5/8/2013 5:55:54 PM     (No. 9317169)

Jerry Brown happens.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 5/8/2013 5:59:22 PM     (No. 9317171)

That´s a good slogan for the Democratic Party. It can explain so much about them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Opsimath, 5/8/2013 10:37:29 PM     (No. 9317460)

Typical Liberal attitude. **** happens indeed.What about the lives that would´ve been lost if that bridge failed???

And that is the same prevailing attitude throughout the party--brown being a suitable color for them-- with Bengazi; with the stolen election with multiple and erased votes; with the Boston bombers and lazy upkeep of student visa records and much, much more ineptness. To quote Hillary, "What difference, at this point, does it make??" The result is a panting push to increase taxes, create do-nothing committees, in order to hoard more of our money for their own greedy selves. Nothing to see here, folks, we´ll just throw another bazillion dollars at it; it´ll be just fine and we still will be accountable to no one. Liars most vile, all of them.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: kOok, 5/9/2013 2:53:01 PM     (No. 9318531)

What can Brown do for you? Not much it seems.

More like ´Brown 25´ if you ask me.

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