Life is a Bungling process...
Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
"the difference between a negotiation and an argument ... an argument being something you can win." Christopher Buckley (Thank You For Smoking)
If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill
"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero
"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan
"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day
“You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.” Stan Laurel – “Brats”
"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown
"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"
Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.
"Half the World spends its time laughing at the other half, and both are fools." from Think Fast Mr. Moto
Thursday, April 19, 2012
NJ Buffoon Senator makes a fool of himself again - Tables turned on senator at toll hearing
Tables turned on senator at toll hearing | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com
Apr. 19, 2012
WASHINGTON — A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive told lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday that a $12 toll for cars headed to New York City is “fair” but pointed out something that many drivers may think is unfair: Sen. Frank Lautenberg went decades without paying a single toll.
Lautenberg, D-N.J., who is chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, called the hearing to examine accountability and oversight in tolling practices, including toll increases that began in 2011.
But the 70-minute hearing quickly turned into a slugfest when Bill Baroni, deputy executive director of the Port Authority, pointed out that Lautenberg, who served as a commissioner of the Port Authority from 1978 to 1982, had for decades received a free pass for tolls.
That perk, he said, allowed Lautenberg to escape paying 284 tolls in the last two years that he had the pass. The authority discontinued the practice in 2006.
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