When a tightly organized group of people takes control of an electoral process it becomes a political machine: eight Brooklyn Supreme Court Justices are being investigated for bribery and nepotism.
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He that gathereth in summer is a wise son, but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. - Proverbs 10:5
It is by now commonplace to say that the city has a new C.E.O. Hardly a day has passed during Michael Bloombergs fist two months in office without the introduction of some sort of new efficiency or downsizing initiative, cloaked in management-speak, and presented by one or another nicely-suited new city officials.
Poor Ken Lay. The media wont give him a break; Congress is labeling him corrupt; since January he has been unemployed; and, according to his wife, hes broke.
Cloaca, the machine that takes in food and turns it into shit, surprised the hell out of me. Id expected to like ita little. I wanted to see it eat, and I did see food washed down its gullet into a food disposal.
My vagina says hey My vagina hey like a hey that gives me hope hello? hey it comes quick as that
Aries Youll be making love in March, as Venus frolics through your horny pastures, Ram! Youll be especially charismatic or is that bombastic after the 21st, but take the time to listen to the whispers of those more sensitive souls around, and by the beginning of April youre ready to talk or write your way into the citadel of power.
Oh, yuck, the guy said. What? I replied frantically, as I tried to serve him a drink. Its them, he sneered. Cmon, Im busy, just tell me what, I pleaded.