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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Matai Mafioso

Recent events in and allegatioons from Mangere and Manukau City make for interesting reflections on the life and times of Al Capone. Handsome, debonair, flashy, adored by the little people. Yes, thet'a right, Al Capone.

When little people found themselves in a tight corner they went to him for help and he dispensed it. That's what mafioso do. There was always a price, often fearful. It seems in this regard South Auckland is little different from Chicago. He had his small band of loyal henchmen who at the first smell of trouble would go visit the people causing it and 'persuade' them to change their minds, to sign a piece of paper for the media, even if it meant a trip to hospital after the signing. Al Capone was pretty good at bringing in the right result at election time too. He knew how to get people to put the right mark on the ballot.

I can't recall any evidence that Mrs Capone ever needed to take a skim from the office girl's wages but it is common knowledge that after the best efforts of the cops and the media failed it was the IRS which finally did him in. The trouble with small town crooks is they are so busy taing down their own people that they forget to read up on their history books.

Al Capone died of syphilis.
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 9/29/2005 02:35:00 PM

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We gotta get over it Just like nothing happened to Helen or to Hodgson or to Benson Dope nothings gonna happen to Field These guys are teflon coated.All of them are dirty rotten crooks and those who support them are likewise.But hey we live in NZ home of a corrupt government run by a corrupt and self confessed fraudster Prime Minister
gd

9/29/2005 02:58:00 PM  
Blogger darren said...

Stuff reports this afternoon that many locals are behind Field. But maybe they owe him their citizenship / residency.
There is something rotten in the state of New Zealand.
I smell electoral fraud on a major scale. It seems just a matter of proving it.

So Al Capone died of syphilis, eh!
What's Phil Field got?

9/29/2005 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Ignoring corruption isn't being teflon coated, its the first step on the way to a kleptocracy. Unfortunately we have no checks and balances in place if the elected government ignores ethical standards voluntarily acted on by previous governments.

How unsurprising that a one-eyed woman with a known proclivity for lying is leading the way.

9/29/2005 03:04:00 PM  
Blogger Craig Ranapia said...

GD:

Well, isn't it great to see you've taken exactly the line the kleptocracy finds most convenient and profitable - apathetic and cynical sheeple are always the easiest to fleece, after all.

The problem is this: If we expect nothing from the powerful and influental, that's exactly what we're going to get.

9/29/2005 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adolf...Then lets hope our IRD have sufficient independence and integrity to do the once over of Taito's Affairs. Capone's Political Bosses covered up for him and it seems Taitos will cover up for him. Capone had Elliot NESS to worry about, Taito only has ROBINSON (Baxter)

9/29/2005 06:47:00 PM  

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