January 19, 2010

Ward hands over the reins to Cockayne

Yup, you read that right.
Mayor Art Ward is leaving Wednesday night for a vacation in Florida. The acting mayor while he's gone? Republican Ken Cockayne.
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37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will be leaving town now... When is it safe to return ????

Positively Right said...

The city's in good hands.

Anonymous said...

NOw that Ward is living high on the hog - he takes several vacations. Guess the rest of us should save our pennies for taxes.

Anonymous said...

It things weren't bad enough before, now we have Cockayne running things. "God Help Us".

Anonymous said...

wonder if Rosenthal started packing his bags!!

Anonymous said...

God bless Ken Cockayne!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope he is house hunting!

Anonymous said...

Hurry up Cockayne , you only have a week to show your power!

Anonymous said...

ken is a hell of alot better then ward. must be nice to be able to go on vacation who's able to save pennies when property taxes are so high.

Anonymous said...

Give it a rest. The man deserves some time off. Hes done more in 2 years then stortz adn coture together. Plus has to clean up franks shit.

Anonymous said...

Ken you have a chance to rattle the unions DO IT . Make them sweat its time someone steps up its out of control . Start with the school system and then dept heads.

Anonymous said...

At least Ward knows who to count on the GOP NOT HIS OWN.

Anonymous said...

Will Ward be posting from Florida?

Anonymous said...

8:47 PM - Hope you are too!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Hurry back Mr. Ward. Mad dog is on the loose!

Anonymous said...

I hope Ward has Cockayne checking up on Rosenthal. He doesn't come to work on time when Ward is there, what time will he get there when he's not.

If Ward does, Cockayne will ride him and maybe straighten Rosenthal out!

Positively Right said...

Scott Brown has stopped the biggest government and corrupt take-over of the private sector since the Nazis took over German industry (albeit the Nazis were successful and the Democrats are not)...and a few local-yokels are sniping about virtually nothing.
Pathetic.
Thank you Scott Brown and thank you Masschusetts!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

sorta gives you an idea of what his relationship is with the Democrats. He knew about his vacation, so this is a choice that he made.

Anonymous said...

6:28

Just what has he done?

Couture and Stortz worked to clean up the city, to play catch up after Nicastro, did something about the Mall site.

Again, just what has Ward done?

He has abandoned the older veterans, excepy his legion buddies, done nothing in the west end: he has even ignored the things he criticized others for.

Hope that this is his last term.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jan 20th 7:00 AM

Kenny is on board with the unions now. Don't you read the papers? Kenny finally woke up and realized where the power base was in this community. Ken will say what he has to say in public as a Republican, but who do you think was going into his office on Main Street and having private conversations with him: UNION MEMBERS. That's right, union members. And those insider conversations and that information comes with a cost. The unions are all set in this city, don't you worry your little unemployed, job bank, private sector, tried to get rich quick head. This time around, no givebacks, nothing.

Anonymous said...

Ken shame on you sleeping with the union RATS.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan . . . Keep one eye open when you're sleeping in your office. Mad Dog may be lurking with a camera.

Anonymous said...

12:13 poster,

Your couldn't be farther from the truth.

The unions are a has been. They no longer have the power they think they do.

Cockayne been Lydem, a union leader three years ago. This year he was less then 40 votes from your Union Boy McCauley and kicked your other unoin guy's A__ in the poles. Mills beat your union boy Parker.

Keep thinking Cockayne is in bed with you. Your falling right into his trap! HAHA!! We will all get a good laugh when Mad Dog bites!

diligence? said...

think that there might be a 'coup taking place while ward is gone - matthews and mccauley stumbling over cockayne to get to the media first?

Anonymous said...

12:17 poster

Mills is really a Democrat. He has more Democratic buddies and loyalties then you can even imagine. Watch how he votes on issues this rear, time will tell. As far as GASBY goes, watch and see what the unions get as a concession even though the city does not have to negotiate with them or give them anything at all. To be nice too the unions and secure the votes for next election, if GASBY goes through, the unions will get something in return and win big time.

Anonymous said...

January 20, 2010 2:47 PM:

You mean "The Great GASBY (sic)"?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Cockayne will watch Kloko and his office and see the hours that they keep.

Kloko thinks that he is at a country club,and lets some of his staff do the same.

Ward is afraid of Kloko, just as he is afraid of the Personnel Director.

Anonymous said...

The use of GASB DOES NOT address the underlying problem.

When is Ward going to address that?

Anonymous said...

Believe me 2:17, we all know that Mad Dog bites...it's a little embarrassing, but we're all laughing about it.

Anonymous said...

2:17 PM, aka Stortz...give it up already.

Anonymous said...

"there might be a 'coup taking place while ward is gone - matthews and mccauley stumbling over cockayne to get to the media first?"

Not too much to worry about, Matthews, McCauley and Cockayne think a "coup" is something chickens live it...

Anonymous said...

Cockayne is a mile wide and one inch deep!

No substance at all!

He is afraid of Klocko, just as his buddy Ward is, and actually listens to him.

And he thinks he can be mayor?

BAH!

Anonymous said...

Positively right who is always right (he thinks so) is still out there lurking with the partison cockroaches.Useless partison cockroaches I mean!

Anonymous said...

And now back to the city budget.

Anonymous said...

What budget in bristol we wing it

Anonymous said...

716

Only under this administration!

Anonymous said...

1:01

And that includes Cockayne.