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May 05, 2012


A former tourism director in Okaloosa County, Fla., acknowledged using public money for a $710,000 yacht was a mistake.

(Thanks to The Perts)


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...butt did he have a valid florida boating license?

The public can afford a LOT more than just a measly $710 grand.

Chicken feed. How about 53 million from a municipality?

Well I am a boat (yacht?) owner, and that cannot possibly be a picture of the yacht subject of the story. That baby sells for 3 or 4 million easy...heck, for $710K, I'll buy it...

Omni, been reading that story for a few weeks now and what I still can't figure out is how she squeezed that kind of money out of Dixon, population less than 16,000. I understand she was at it for over 20 years and she did have a gift for getting state and federal money but I think we better make her comptroller for the state of Illinois. Just need to keep an eye on her barn.

Wing -- me either. It made Wait, wait, don't tell me, this morning though.

"I did put the cart before the horse," he said. "It was a mistake in judgment on my part."

I understand he thinks he should gotta a Lamborghini.

" ... no evidence of criminal wrongdoing ..."

So in Florida, public funds can be spent without going thru a bidding process?

In Nodak, a "proposal" is OK if the value is under $50K, but anythin' more than that needs to have bids submitted ...

I'm guessin' the law in FL is a lot more lenient on "criminal malfeasance" ...

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