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« on: October 23, 2014, 10:15:24 pm »
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http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/23/menino-says-suspending-book-tour-cancer-treatments/9BMVdRbggID4n2BAV2TpYP/story.html

The end of an era in Massachusetts for sure.
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 05:15:33 am »
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Can't say I ever agreed with the man on everything, but nevertheless he served Boston well. Godspeed, sir.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 05:22:28 am »
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I'll never forget him, especially for mispronouncing various Boston sports players' names Sad

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2014, 05:34:30 am »
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I suppose he was quite liked as a mayor, or, at the very least, had a big impact on his city, since I saw his name everywhere in Boston when I visited this summer.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 03:14:40 pm »
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I suppose he was quite liked as a mayor, or, at the very least, had a big impact on his city, since I saw his name everywhere in Boston when I visited this summer.

Apparently the city is struggling to figure out what to do about that. Even mundane things like trash cans would say "City of Boston Public Works, Mayor Tom Menino" or something so they have to decide whether to replace his name with the current mayor or just have a moratorium on putting mayors' names on things.

I prefer the Gary Johnson Method of not putting the mayor/governor/executive's name on anything. That way signage only has to be replaced when it wears out, not every 4-8 years.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 03:14:48 pm »
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Mayor Menino died today at age 71. RIP.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 03:16:26 pm »
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RIP, FF.
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 03:23:00 pm »
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Like him or not, he was a giant. 71 is up there in years, but far too young for death. Quite a shame.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 03:25:32 pm »
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RIP, FF.
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 04:17:59 pm »
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RIP.

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2014, 04:19:05 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2014, 04:29:44 pm »
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RIP.

I think this is the first time someone who I've had endorse me in an election game, died while I was playing the game...

what the f**k
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 04:44:13 pm »
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RIP.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. You must be devastated.
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RIP.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. You must be devastated.
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2014, 05:00:41 pm »
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RIP.

I think this is the first time someone who I've had endorse me in an election game, died while I was playing the game...
I'm so sorry for your loss. You must be devastated.
Not really, It is an "Election Game" after all...

why was that of any relevance to this conversation?

anyways, rip.
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2014, 05:49:04 pm »
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Rest in Peace Mayor.
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2014, 06:21:03 pm »
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That's an insanely long time to be mayor of such a large city.

RIP.
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RIP

I have a question regarding his 1997 re-election.  Wiki says he was unopposed, but only won 71% of the vote.  There didn't appear to be a 'None of the Above' or write-in option on the ballot in any of his other elections, so what happened that year?

Also, shut up NewYorkExpress you creep.
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Real Americans (and Big Sky Bob) demand to know.


I just slept for 11 hours, so I should need a nap today, but we'll see.
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