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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eddie Perez Wants All Of Hartford's Blood

Disgraced former Mayor Eddie Perez continues to reach new lows as the Hartford Courant is reporting that the convict Perez is now asking the City of Hartford for payments for unused vacation or sick time.  At a time of economic crises, high unemployment, and in a poor city, the man already convicted on public corruption charges thinks it is appropriate that he collect pay for vacation time he didn't use while he was stealing from the taxpayers.

The Courant is reporting that if Perez had taken no vacation or sick time Perez could be owed up to $132,000, money that could go to schools, city repairs, or even be lit on fire rather than given to the disgraceful ex-mayor.  In a shameful letter Perez's lawyer writes that Perez was eligible for 1,216 hours of vacation time and 768 hours of sick time.  Continuing with apparently no self-awareness whatsoever, the letter states that due to the nature of his mayoral duties, Perez took little of his sick or vacation time.

Seems like Perez has reached that rare O.J. Simpson level where he just figures everyone knows who he is and he is just going to take as much and everyone on his way out with him.

(Ed Note: Yes I know I suck at photoshop, that's the first time I ever tried it. Go to Jumper for good Photoshopping)


  1. Note: the Photoshop is glorious in it's terrible-ness. Never change.

  2. Disgraced Waterbury Mayor Phil Giordano tried the same trick from his cell. The sense of entitlement that our political elites have is truly staggering at times.

  3. Was there ever a more hated or incompetent man in Hartford? I think not!!!

  4. What a clown! If anyone gets fired from their job they can't demand that they are paid for unused vacation time so why would being fired from being mayor be any different?

  5. Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

    The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

    When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year.. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

    After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

    When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."

    Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."

    As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

    Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

    Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician, and to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!

    I say dig him up and clone him!!

  6. Harry Truman wasn't the 43rd president.