Mayor Fluke’s Blog


There’s really that much to talk about?
April 1, 2009, 9:28 am
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Chad Hermann over at the Radical Middle did an interesting analysis on the Fluke’s campaign website:

Does the Fluke really have that much to say about himself?



Money Mismanagement Galore
March 31, 2009, 10:41 am
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Lots of stuff coming out in the news and blogosphere about Dowd’s statement on Fluke’s mismangement of public funds:

Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09090/959465-181.stm

Mark Rauterkus: http://rauterkus.blogspot.com/2009/03/patrick-dowd-talks-about-tip-of-iceberg.html

2 Political Junkies: http://2politicaljunkies.blogspot.com/2009/03/dowd-ravenstahl-wasted-20198500.html

The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: http://angrydrunkbureaucrat.blogspot.com/2009/03/this-post-is-waste.html



The Impact of $250,000 Trash Cans
March 30, 2009, 4:37 pm
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I know that it’s easy to dismiss the mayor’s trash can investment as another example of the mayor’s irresponsible policies, but it goes deeper than that.  For a region and a people yearning to grow and prosper, governmental incompetence acts like throwing water on a carefully kindled flame.  Case in point:

http://www.pittnews.com/opinion/brown-burgh-taxes-and-laws-ostracize-college-crowd-1.1633555



Has Fluke “grown up” or just learned to play the game?
March 30, 2009, 12:40 pm
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EdHeath over at Cognitive Dissonance shows how while the mayor may no longer be taking inappropriate gifts from celebrities, he has learned how to use his campaign contributions and pass out no-bid contracts:

http://cognitivedissonancepittsburgh.blogspot.com/2009/03/experience-and-man.html



Fact Checking
March 24, 2009, 4:52 pm
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PGH is a city did a little fact-checking on some of Fluke’s claims:

http://pghisacity.blogspot.com/2009/03/reality-checks.html

Surprisingly enough, Fluke didn’t do so hot…



No Bid Contracts
March 24, 2009, 12:35 pm
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As Mark Rauterkus mentions, Mayor Fluke is a big fan of no bid contracts, and it’s something his challengers are thankfully bringing up.  I’d love to hear Fluke answer questions regarding his views on open-government!



Pay to Play
March 23, 2009, 6:25 pm
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Schultz has some hard-hitting commentary on Fluke’s Pay to Play philosophy over on Thoughts on Government:

http://techandpolitics.blogspot.com/2009/03/audacity-of-luke.html