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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Illinois, the exemplar of fiscal responsibility, just paid $481K for 4 chandeliers and 2 sculptures. Which makes perfect sense considering the state is broke, recently had its credit downgraded, and all pay for legislators has been suspended   (suntimes.com) divider line 8
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2013-09-08 01:42:35 PM
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Smirky the Wonder Chimp: To be honest, if I had to choose between paying an Illinois representative and blowing the money on chandeliers, I'd probably go with the chandeliers instead.  At least chandeliers relatively harmless in comparison.

/Vote CHANDELIER in 2014!


I'm concerned about where my tax dollars are going, and I want change.  Chandelier has my vote in '14!



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2013-09-08 04:52:08 PM
2 votes:

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: To be honest, if I had to choose between paying an Illinois representative and blowing the money on chandeliers, I'd probably go with the chandeliers instead.  At least chandeliers relatively harmless in comparison.

/Vote CHANDELIER in 2014!


CHANDELIER'S A HACK AND A PEDOPHILE!!

/paid for by Sculpture. Vote SCULPTURE in 2014!
2013-09-08 01:31:21 PM
2 votes:
To be honest, if I had to choose between paying an Illinois representative and blowing the money on chandeliers, I'd probably go with the chandeliers instead.  At least chandeliers relatively harmless in comparison.

/Vote CHANDELIER in 2014!
2013-09-08 07:27:13 PM
1 votes:
Pffft.  The city of San Jose, CA spent $500,000 on a statue of Quetzalcoatl that looks more like something a dog left on the ground than an Aztec god.

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2013-09-08 03:08:52 PM
1 votes:

Lt_Ryan: I have been in plenty of Class A office space that doesn't have that level of flare.


Well, 15 pieces of flair is just the minimum.  Now, you know it's up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Or... well, like the Oklahoma state house, for example, has thirty seven pieces of flair, okay. And a terrific smile.
2013-09-08 02:47:50 PM
1 votes:
Chicago should be allowed to keep it's bankruptcy on pace with the rest of the country.

As America declines...lets stick together.
2013-09-08 02:12:58 PM
1 votes:

Rincewind53: ipsofacto: Rincewind53: A state capitol building should be grand.

why?

This is Boston City Hall:
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It is a disaster of a building; ugly, imposing, oppressive, and unfriendly. People who approach such a building will naturally conclude that the residents of the building share its unfriendliness.

On the other hand, this is the Massachusetts State House
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It is grand, elegant, and speaks to a long and rich history of civic involvement. Such a building inspires the kind of awe that builders of cathedrals once used; this is a place for serious business, a place of reverence for the law, tradition, and warmth.

I think you can learn a lot about a culture from the way it builds its government buildings.


fark me, that's city hall? I've walked under it dozens of times when I've been to Boston. I always just thought it was an incredibly ugly office building thunked on a big plaza right over Fanneuil Hall. Huh, so that's why that T stop is Government Center.
2013-09-08 01:08:59 PM
1 votes:
Couldn't they just shop at Ikea?
 
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