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The Mobster Who Bought His Son a Hockey Team
Atlantic, by Rich Cohen

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/16/2018 5:25:30 AM

There’s nothing sadder than a small city. A small town has its lawns and picket fences and wholesome values, a big town its go-getters and civic fathers. A big city has its strivers and fine food and bright lights. But a small city, full of drifters and vacant lots, faded Victorian houses lining its weed-buckled streets, is ruinously sad. Such a city will have many of the bad elements of a metropolis and few of the good. It will have desperate people, lost causes, and crime. It will have mobsters. Danbury, Connecticut, is the ultimate small city. Depending on whom you ask, Jimmy

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 4/16/2018 6:50:45 AM     (No. 11603585)

I don´t really want to turn off all my ad blockers just to read an Atlantic article.

However, just from the posted first paragraph I can tell the writer is a big city snob. He takes his disdain for fly-over country a step further and hates on any East Coast city not as big as his. The Magazine probably made him drive way out to Connecticut to do the story and that caused him to miss the latest Satan-inspired cultural junk that only a big city can put on.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HerbVA, 4/16/2018 7:03:53 AM     (No. 11603590)

The twit writer doubtless also loves the bums, junkies, poofters, and foreigners big cities offer.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Noreaster, 4/16/2018 8:05:34 AM     (No. 11603638)



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Noreaster, 4/16/2018 8:07:40 AM     (No. 11603641)

That opening paragraph really has little to do with the story. Give it read - sounds like it would make a great movie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Troutgreen, 4/16/2018 8:30:27 AM     (No. 11603654)

Nothing sadder than a small city in the clutches of mobsters and populated with violence-loving citizens who get their entertainment watching thugs beat each other up under the leadership of a spoiled teenage hip-hop wannabe.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: barryno, 4/16/2018 8:46:43 AM     (No. 11603672)

And guess what voting block mobsters tend to belong to?

Democrat - 99 percent of the time.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: robinhood, 4/16/2018 9:01:09 AM     (No. 11603684)

typical of responders these days to add their 2 cents or comment on articles they haven´t read like they just know so clearly... Connecticut is a leftist craphole in general these days but it doesn´t change the article. if you didn´t read it don t pretend you know what it says.... please?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: msjena, 4/16/2018 9:54:32 AM     (No. 11603746)

Good article. Not about politics at all.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bgarrett, 4/16/2018 10:19:18 AM     (No. 11603780)

Theres nothing sadder than Rich Cohen and his thoughts...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 4/16/2018 11:35:02 AM     (No. 11603834)

#9, you may be confusing this writer with Richard Cohen of the Washington Post. That Cohen is a sad case, I agree.

This writer covers sports almost exclusively.

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