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You can't fool all the people all of the time

 

Last updated 1/8/2009 at Noon



“Character Matters: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability, and Citizenship are the fundamentals of our Code of Conduct” (mission statement and ethics code from Granite Construction’s Web site).

Granite Construction’s expensive multicolored jobs advertisement in the January 4 issue of the Californian (Temecula), on page B6, features new Orwell-speak with a lovely blue sky background, smiling faces, yellow Liberty Quarry helmets and our (still, for now) beautiful Santa Rosa mountains as backdrop.

The above “Character Matters” propaganda blurb welcomes you to Granite’s Web site and requires you to forget about, or not find out about:

1. The San Diego Attorney’s August 2008 suit against Granite for allegedly cheating San Diego: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080823-9999-1m23ticket.html

2. The 2007 $240,000 fine against Granite by the State of Oregon for pollution.

“You can fool all people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all of the time.”

Nick Biddle

Temecula

 

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