Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Rebuild Iowa Office staff has a little too much time on their hands…

Sure we’ve talked about the obsessive salaries, the incompetence, and the 19 grand for new carpet, but it just keeps getting worse.

Jacquie DiGiacinto, a RIO staffer has created a Facebook page called “Open to any one who thinks Emily Hajek is one amazingly cool person.” I wonder how flood victims feel about this? Seriously, don’t we have better things to do? Shouldn’t they have gotten the message that they need to straighten up because people are watching their every move.

It’s a secret site so I can’t see what’s going on there, but you can email them at fanclubofemilyhajek@gmail.com. I sent them a note, so should you.

32 comments:

  1. Get some grownups.

    These are people that we pay with our tax dollars.

    DiGiacinto -- needs to go.

    Hajek -- needs to go.

    You're fired.

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  2. Just start over. Or hell get a temp service, they would probably do a better job.

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  3. I think my inbred niece's twice removed cousin's son that she give birth to and was dropped down the stairs as a child could do a better job than these guys. Got to love aspiring bureaucrats.

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  4. i'm sure they did date. how else would the republican campaign worker digiancinto get a job with culvr?

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  5. I am shocked to find political staffers that don't know a thing about running a disaster relief office spend their entire day on Facebook.

    Shocked!

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  6. seriously.

    fire these people. the rio office is run like a bad preschool classroom.

    its an embarassment

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  7. Does RIO money come in a Samsonite? Even the retards at Henry's Turkey Service think RIO is a joke.

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  8. No, the RIO money comes from federal EDA grant that was awarded in the summer of 2008 when Bush was in office. That means none of your Iowa state taxes pay for the office.

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  9. Up yours GOP:
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=PluckPersona&U=0c5cd9bc447140cb9acb4966e5e98b1d&plckController=PersonaBlog&plckScript=personaScript&plckElementId=personaDest&plckPersonaPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a0c5cd9bc447140cb9acb4966e5e98b1dPost%3afc5499be-d497-48e7-89ae-13ea200e5b43&sid=sitelife.desmoinesregister.com
    Rants spent $78,000 on carpet.

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  10. Carpet in space previously occupied by the Department of Criminal Invetigation versus Republican Legislators and lobbyist...

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  11. Yes...these women need to go...no time for this crap. Hajek has been a disaster ever since she has been in the Governor's office.

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  12. Well what people do in their personal time is of no business to anyone. Who do you think you are dictating people's personal time. Facebook is a social networking site, who spent the time to find this information out?? Were they at work? Spending their employers money?? Get a flippin clue...you make me ashamed to call myself a republican. Do you know Emily Hajek and Jacqui DiGiacinto? Have you seen the infamous carpet? Have you seen the stains on the walls? The contaminated rooms that used to be DCI?? RIDICULOUS

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  13. Give me a break, 8:04!! You aren't a Republican. Republicans know how to break a post into paragraphs. You clearly do not.

    Many Republicans are self employeed. WE are our own employer. And we don't get paychecks.

    We pay our employees and all the cost associated with those employees and their employment.

    Many times there isn't a whole lot left over after those expenses are met. But it's what's left for us to meet our own family's expenses.

    So if I wanted to troll around on Facebook, while my employees are working, since I'm paying the bills, and making less each month than several of my employees, I guess that's my business.

    I don't necessarily care to do that. I've got more valuable things to do.

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  14. Well Krusty was concerned about facebook and that's how this whole comment section came to fruition. Republicans are all shapes, sizes, employees, business owners, colors, etc...and I'll post however I wish.

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  15. PS....Here is a great example of a "fine" republican spending taxpayer money...Chris Rants

    From the DM Register

    Taxpayers last year paid $78,000 to replace the carpeting in the House Republican Leader’s office at the Iowa Capitol.

    The office was then occupied by Rep. Christopher Rants of Sioux City. He was among Republican lawmakers this week who took Democratic Lt. Gov. Patty Judge and other state staffers to task for paying $19,707 to install carpet in the Rebuild Iowa Office’s new space in the Wallace Office Building, which is slated to eventually be torn down.

    It cost $33.43 per square foot to replace the carpet in the Republican leader’s 2,335-square-foot office, according to Department of Administrative Services records.

    The cost was $2.77 per square foot to replace the carpeting in the 7,115-square-foot Rebuild Iowa Office (which was either an environmental concern, or moldy or patched with duct tape, depending on the Rebuild official).

    Troy Price, a spokesman for Gov. Chet Culver quipped: “So, I think the next time the Republicans want to start criticizing carpet, I think they may want to take a look at what’s under their own feet.”

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  16. " He was among Republican lawmakers this week who took Democratic Lt. Gov. Patty Judge and other state staffers to task for paying $19,707 to install carpet in the Rebuild Iowa Office’s new space in the Wallace Office Building, which is slated to eventually be torn down."

    "It cost $33.43 per square foot to replace the carpet in the Republican leader’s 2,335-square-foot office, according to Department of Administrative Services records."

    The carpeting in the Leaders offices was a long term investment. Unless I missed the news that there is a plan to tear down the Captiol in the near future.

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  17. Since the capitol is a historic building, there were likely historic preservation guidelines that had to be followed with the carpet in the capitol. That could explain the high costs too.

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  18. So rants should have put down some indoor/outdoor carpet in the main floor of the state capitol? Got it. And while you are busy playing politics Mr. Price, can you give us price for carpet in every office in the capitol? Oh, and I would like to know how much it costs to modify Chet’s state issue SUV with his special fat seat.

    Thanks

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  19. They do have some worthy carpets for less than $33.43 per square foot, this I am sure...my 2 cents.

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  20. Correct me if I'm wrong..but we've been doing a what..15-20 year process of renovating the Capitol? I would think that replacing carpets in offices of legislative leaderships would likely be a part of that process.

    If Chester and his little sycophants don't grasp the simple concept of WHY is it necessary to spend 19K on carpeting an office..in a building that's eventually going to be TORN DOWN..then they are really more STUPID than we give them credit for.

    Troy Price, you guys have NO room to throw any stones.

    We've seen the emails about why that you guys didn't want to have a Special Session last year to pass flood relief for Eastern Iowa because, heaven forbid, someone might want to talk about tax relief.

    You guys can't keep your stories straight about why the 19K was spent..Emily Hajek said that the Lt. Gov ordered it done..then we hear it was because it was "contaminated"..then we hear.."oh it was torn and had duct tape holding it together"...

    I would LOVE to see Chet look at flood victims out there in the eye now..and tell them WHY he didn't call a special session...My guess it he wouldn't have the GUTS to do it.

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  21. Rants is washed up.

    Done. Finished. The End.

    Rants for Governor? Ha.

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  22. Why is carpet needed? For a building that will be eventually be torn down. CARPET? What is wrong with concrete or the existing flooring? Seriously! Carpet will be have to vacuumed. I wonder if they are going to go down to Hy-Vee and rent some carpet cleaners and have a party this Friday. CARPET CLEANING FRIDAYS, WASTING YOUR TAX DOLLARS FOR THE PLEASURABLE BENEFIT OF CARPET!

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  23. You people, both sides of you, are acting stupid. Do you read your own posts to see how stupid you sound fighting over who wasted the least money?

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  24. I notice a lot of comments are posted here, on this site, during working hours. You're wasting time, which is money! You should be fired!

    And Gov. Culver canceled the building of a replacement for the Wallace Building...so when you all say "slated to be torn down", you're talking many years down the road...not tomorrow.

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  25. I agree, the Rants/Rastetter cronies who run and frequent this site are just as bad as they accuse Culver of being. Iowans are looking for leadership in this time of economic hardship, not the partisan squabbling over stupid stuff like who used tax payer money for carpet that may or may not have been needed. Both sides are guilty of this and yet both sides want to throw stones at each other over it.

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  26. Last I checked, the GOP didn't use flood funds for carpet and to appoint campaign finance directors to posh positions hoping to pay back large donors who happen to be builders and contractors in flood-ravaged areas. Things that make you go hmmmmm...

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  27. I think you shouldn't care so much about stuff that doesn't matter.

    Just sayin.

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