Bankruptcy ... the final frontier.
These are the voyages of the administration.
Its eight-year mission: to explore strange new
worlds, to radically change our culture, to seek
out new constituencies, and new entitlements,
to boldly go where no man has gone before.
This should be the new Mission Statement.
They are out there!
The General Services Administration’s
inspector general on April 2 revealed that a
2010 Las Vegas junket, featuring a mind reader
and a clown cost taxpayers more than
The Federal Reserve is now going through
more ink than all the tattoo parlors in San
Francisco! $85 billion of new money a month, a
trillion dollars a year.
It’s called Quantitative Easing Three. It is a
tax tax on every person and asset in the country.
A sales tax on every purchase. John
Roberts would be pleased.
It is s tax that doesn’t require a bill, a committee
hearing, or a vote. It doesn’t assign
blame to a party. It benefits Wall Street, my fellow
Democrats. It is a regressive tax, Mr.
Obama, and it hurts the elderly and the poor
disproportionately, Mr. Fair Share!
The base line budgeting rules clearly allow
the president to spend more money than he
did last year.Why must we cut tuition reimbursements
for veterans? What kind of perverse
political move is that?
Meanwhile, back on planet earth....
House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee
chairman Charles Boustany Jr., R-La.,
sent a letter to IRS Acting Commissioner
Steven T. Miller demanding a copy of the video
parodies produced in the IRS’s television studio
in New Carrollton, Md., claiming the studio
may have cost taxpayers more than $4 million
last year, according to a review of contracts.
Boustany noted that he had previously written
to the IRS on Feb. 11 requesting information
on the production of two specific video
segments; a Star Trek parody and a skit based
on the television sitcom Gilligan’s Island.
The IRS provided a letter of response
acknowledging the existence of the two
videos. However, the agency refused to comply
with Chairman Boustany’s request to turn
over the videos to the committee. Sorta
reminds one of the GSA’s lavish conventions;
while veterans don’t reimbursed.
We give 80 Abrams tanks, Four F16s and a
half billion dollars to Egypt! Here is some
news! They have an alliance with Iran. Here’s
some breaking news: Iran hates us!
Last year, top officials at the General Services
Administration were forced to resign after
videos surfaced showcasing lavish parties,
conferences and awards ceremonies hosted
by the agency in Las Vegas, including one
video parodying the scene in the movie Office
Space, in which employees destroy computer
They hired a clown. Why did these guys
need to hire a clown. Haven’t we elected
enough of them already?
Military officials were also embarrassed by
video of a training exercise conducted in Paradise
Point Resort near San Diego last Halloween
in which U.S. Marines and Navy special
operations forces battled a simulated
“zombie apocalypse” with participants in
make-up playing the roles of zombies.
In keeping with the mission, fellow pioneers,
we are boldly going where no man has gone
before, with the exception of Gilligan. The
island we are heading for is Cyprus! A final
The IRS recently reported 311,566 federal
employees and retirees owed more than $3.5
billion in unpaid taxes in 2011.
Maybe they should pay their fair share!
Bankruptcy ... the final frontier.
Redskins do that voodoo that they do so well
This time last year the Washington Redskins were in the midst of a seven-game winning streak on their way to the NFC East title. Mike Shanahan was being hailed as the perfect football presence the franchise had sorely needed for so long. Quarterback Robert Griffin III in the sprint option was being hailed as the single greatest invention since the wheel, and beleaguered Daniel Snyder, the little owner who couldn’t, was being hailed for not even trying as he allowed his two-time Super Bowl winning coach and lord of all things football to pull the strings on all things football.
The beating death last September of Lisa Ann Simmons is even more tragic now that we have learned the Cumberland Police Department was not dispatched to a complaint about the assault.
Concert Association season will bring stars to Cumberland
It’s hard to believe we are less than three weeks from the end of 2013 and we are already deep into the winter cold weather. It’s dark at 5 p.m. and it seems that the line “long winter’s nap” is evident in Cumberland. Or is it?
Mansfield leads area by shooting perfect game at Rainbow Lanes
Kevin Mansfield’s perfect game at Rainbow Lanes highlighted area scoring this week. C.P. Sines with 784, also at Rainbow, produced the high series.
Gary Maynard, Maryland’s public safety and correctional services chief, is departing his post with a mixed performance record.
Now, he has the keys to their hearts
There are angels amongst us ...
I wanted to let you know of two special people who live around you in your town.
I grew up in Cumberland and have always loved the hills around “home” and the folks that made the living there so special.
One small gesture helps bring back the spirit of Christmas
It's Christmas — this year I have been particularly disenchanted with it — everything has been on hyperspeed to meet all the deadlines, etc., the economy, just a boatload of extra anxiety plus missing my mother, who passed this year — the Christmas spirit just wasn't in me — until yesterday!
Why are people still trying to take Christ out of Christmas?
I have a question for everyone and that is, why are some trying to take Christ out of Christmas from one year to the next?
It’s time to bury the idea of endless war
Our 10 years of brutal and unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have left tens of thousands of innocent civilians dead and wounded, forced over four million Iraqis into either internal or external exile, killed thousands of U.S. troops, grievously wounding many times that number, and wasted untold billions of dollars.
Have great times, but keep in mind the reason for Christmas
His name is Jesus! Let’s all celebrate Christmas with Jesus in mind this season. Jesus Christ is born.
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