Posts tagged "fail"
July 10, 2012
June 29, 2012
R.I. House Speaker Fox tries to explain why he doesn't deserve to join the ranks of the state's unemployed
June 26, 2012
Not to be callous, Curt, but “Strike 3 . . . yer out!!”
"I'm tapped out, if that helps"
I guess it helps a little bit.
Rhode Island has the "worst maintained bridges in the United States of America...and we have the second worst maintained roads [behind] Alaska."
So remember to vote this November to give RIDOT all the money they want.
June 18, 2012
Curt Schilling still whining he didn't get enough handouts from RI
June 15, 2012
R.I. to close 1 of 5 one-stop centers that help unemployed
“We will be there through October, and after that we intend to maintain some presence [in Pawtucket].”
Ology Politics: Curt Schilling Owes Citizens Bank $2.4 Million, And They Want Their Money, Like, Now
So, remember when it came out, as part of the airing of dirty laundry that accompanied the demise of 38 Studios, that Curt Schilling had chosen to use $4 million of Rhode Island’s $75 million loan to pay himself rather than make payroll? Seemed pretty selfish, right?
Reblogged 11 months ago from ologypolitics
It is extraordinarily difficult for someone at the top of one field to reach the top of another, totally unrelated field. Schilling did try to hire experienced gaming execs to help fill in the blanks, but ultimately he was an ex-ballplayer in charge of a digital content corporation. And he often fell back on ballplayer habits, like wanting total control (his money, his family members on the board, etc.). Not necessarily a recipe for failure, but certainly not the base ingredients for success. Dan Primack, Fortune
Curt Schilling 'refused' to pay back debt, according to bank
To be fair, they’re bill collectors—what do you expect them to say?
June 14, 2012
City of Woonsocket asks state to take over schools
The school department is facing a $10 million budget deficit.
The General Assembly adjourned early Wednesday without approving a special tax increase on city residents to close the budget shortfall.
How Curt Schilling’s video game company duped Rhode Island out of $75 million
Perhaps the best path would be to take advantage of the fact that the 38 Studios bonds are moral-obligation bonds rather than general-obligation bonds, and simply default and refuse to pay. The big downside to defaulting is that it makes it much harder to borrow money in the future. But considering Rhode Island’s track record of debt-financed economic development schemes, that might be a blessing in disguise.