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Realitycheck
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Post Number: 242
Registered: 08-2004
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 4:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As Andrew and others across the river saw this AM, the troll crawled out from under his Ambassador Bridge for a 4-hour (!) chat with The Windsor Star.

The 78-year-old transportation emperor emerges to deliver his version of a tape from Osama. And like that other cave-dweller, this elusive figure grabs timely attention to focus the lens back on him and reframe the border-crossing expansion discussion.

Instead of Matty, he'd apparently rather be nicknamed Atlas now:

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"The Ambassador Bridge over the last 35 years has done more to help the border than anybody," said Moroun, hinting that much of the Windsor-Detroit economy rests on his shoulders.
"We added more booths, facilitated movement of vehicles. We took care of expansion to our gain -- and to our detriment. We have helped the border grow, we helped Windsor grow. We helped the county and province grow."



This giant boasts of creating a footprint as big as Atlas':

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His company owns large amounts of riverfront property in every potential bridge corridor stretching from Lauzon Parkway to south of Amherstburg, Moroun said. "The best use of our money or anyone's money is to twin the bridge."



Case closed, eh?

Our czar of the waterfront isn't shy about showing Marie Anoinette-style condescension by telling federal and provincial officials:

quote:

"If you spread a penny here and there, you won't have enough for a loaf of bread. Put them all in one place [twinned bridge] and you get a loaf of bread."


Thanks for those crumbs, your Royal Trollship.

See it all:
http://www.canada.com/windsors tar/story.html?id=8d094f60-0ac 8-4e96-9af9-b62f32bfa5d7&k=296 03 mypictureBless you, Beneficent Bridge
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 760
Registered: 04-2005
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 5:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sure that no other billionaire who owned the bridge would make improvements to rake in even more money. No sir, that would never cross their mind.

Let us bask in his munificence.



What a maroon.
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Michigansheik
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Post Number: 73
Registered: 09-2005
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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 12:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How did Mr. Maroun get away with not having to do anything with the exterior of Michigan Central Station for the SuperBowl?
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Barnesfoto
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Post Number: 1658
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 2:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sure that it has nothing to do with him being a major contributor to the war chest of both Kwame and Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick...(snicker).
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 3117
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 3:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, Cheeks hinted herself if you all don't remember:

"He didn't just get up in here by just coming, y'all sent him up in here! Don't let anybody talk about y'alls boy! Too many people died for us! We here to fight! That's what I'm talking about, turn off that television y'all."

Lest we forget about the war chest. :-)

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