Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Bring his sorry behind back to the US so he can face justice for his crime. As for the Hollywood types who are defending him...shame on them.
Notice how Beck references this would never happen if the person being praised was George W. Bush. Well Glenn, as you can see from the video below, someone on your staff didn't do such a hot job of research before they let you make a jackass of yourself, Hannity, O'Reilly and other FOX NEWS contributors.
It seems the "knight in shining armor" luster on Christie has worn off. Beyond the poll, here is recent video that shows all we need to know about Christie.
Monday, September 28, 2009
- If there is a problem with false alarms at the high school, why wait until the 20th one to say or do something? Why send a shot across the bow with a $3,200 fine? Why not have Township Committee High School Liaison James Harmon address the problem early on? Isn't this the proper role for a liaison? Or has Mr. Harmon abandoned this liaison assignment the same way he abandoned his Finance Liaison assignment?
- Mayor Short's reasoning for the fines is "If you have an ordinance and you don't enforce it, there's no point." Funny how this logic didn't shine when fellow Republican James Harmon was negligent is removing campaign signs within the 5 day post election deadline, clearly prescribed in the current sign ordinance.
- Having just lost $200K in inter Local revenue from the Chesters, let's treat another shared services partner like dirt and see what happens?
- Finally, Short made the following statement: "But if there's an alarm, we hope it's going to be a real alarm". This has to be one of the most moronic comments I have heard from an elected official. If any "alarm" sounds why would you not hope it's false? Would Ken Short instead prefer a fire that burns down the school and everyone in it?
Bottom line: This is yet another demonstration of the pervasive incompetence of the Short administration and the local Republicans who support it.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Well the results of a state investigation have been made public and guess what? A state panel has found probable cause of racial discrimination at the suburban Philadelphia swim club.
They should change their slogan to "Swimming & Discriminating Since 1954".
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
And while we are on the subject, perhaps Mr. Westrick can explain how the net savings to taxpayers has dwindled to $150K now that the Chesters walked away with their $200K in annual revenue. This is of course far below the $346K in savings former Republican Washington Township mayor John "Krickunomics" Krickus touted in his recent partisan OT letter. More importantly, it would be great if Mr. Westrick could manage to square all this with Committeeman Howard Popper's 2007 promise to voters of $600K in savings by moving our dispatch to the county? This seems like yet another broken promise by a Republican who obviously didn't know what he was talking about. Yes, the Committee reached the right conclusion and for that they deserve credit, but it seems how they got there has not worked in the BEST interests of Washington Township taxpayers.
Lastly, the next time Mr. Westrick pens a letter where he makes it a point to mention (no less than 4 times) the people he's taking to task are Democrats, he should show a little integrity and not leave it to the OT Editor to note he is the President of the Washington Township Republican Club. Unless of course Mr. Westrick is ashamed of his title due to the recent unlawful actions of a prior occupant of his title.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
"This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2009 and earlier Annual Social and Economic Supplements (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data presented in this report indicate the following:
- Real median household income fell between 2007 and 2008, and the decline was widespread. Median income fell for family and nonfamily households, native- and foreign-born households, households in 3 of the 4 regions, and households of each race category and those of Hispanic origin. These declines in income coincide with the recession that started in December 2007.
- The poverty rate increased between 2007 and 2008.
- The percentage of uninsured in 2008 was not statistically different from 2007, while the number of uninsured increased between 2007 and 2008.
These results, though widespread, were not uniform across groups. For example, between 2007 and 2008, real median income was statistically unchanged for households maintained by a person 65 years old and over but declined for households maintained by people of all other age group categories. Additionally, the poverty rate increased for children under 18 and for people 18 to 64 but remained statistically unchanged for people 65 and over; and the percentage of uninsured for non-Hispanic Whites, Asians, and Hispanics increased, while the percentage of uninsured for Blacks was not statistically different.
These results are discussed in more detail in the three main sections of this report—income, poverty, and health insurance coverage. Each section presents estimates by characteristics such as race, Hispanic origin, nativity, and region. Other topics include earnings of full-time, year-round workers; families in poverty; and health insurance coverage of children."
Monday, September 7, 2009
UPDATE: By all accounts the President's remarks were well received. Shame on those who chose to make this about politics and showed disrespect towards the presidency.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Nevertheless, a few important questions:
1. Who along with the Mayor is signing vouchers?
2. Who is going to attest to proper finance controls in the annual audit?
3. Who is reviewing monthly budget run-rate reports each month and informing the committee of potential issues?
4. Who is taking the lead on ensuring fiscal targets are in place for the committee when they develop the budget each year?
With the help of his GOP teammates, Jim Harmon has once again slithered away from his assigned fiscal responsibilities. In two and a half years (or less) he and he alone will be accountable to voters.
Unfortunately, there is one downside to what the committee has done. Due to their clumsiness in reaching what should have been easy decision, they have piss off the Chesters to the point they are now seeking other options which puts $197K in interLocal agreement (dispatch) revenue at risk for next year.
The actions taken by the committee should remind us that a baseball player with a .100 batting average gets a hit at least once in ten at bats!