Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story
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Do Not feed The Geese
"The City Council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to impose a ban on feeding geese and other wildlife on public property in the city, in a new effort to manage the overpopulation of geese and so reduce the amount of waste they leave behind
Geese are like the liberal's power base. Geese perfectly able to fend for themselves have discovered conservation of energy at the expense of others.
Geese find the living easy in space provided by the taxpayer. Geese trash the neighborhood. Where geese gather soon becomes odoriferous.
Geese do no useful work. Geese demand a free lunch. Geese will attack you if they think you have something they want and do not hand it over.
With a free lunch and public space to live in, geese reproduce at alarming rate. In turn, the destruction geese create begins to spread exponentially.
When geese flee, nothing useful is left behind.
Geese and dead people in urban areas have been registered to vote and cast ballots. Some day, geese may learn to use "free" cell phones.
Pay no attention to what State Senator Courtney says.
Do not feed the geese.
Faster Than a Speeding Nash - More Powerful Than a Railroad Lawsuit
"Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study
It appears liberalism is more than just a reasoning deficiency. There is research suggesting a link to physical strength.
Does this mean Spike is really Superman? You have on more than one occasion set right the errors of Jimmy Olsen interns at the Ad Vertiser. Is it true you can leap from atop the ruins of the Tama Building to the roof of the F&M Bank in a single bound?
When will Burlington voters bulk up, face up and bench press their pens on election day for candidates other than girly men? The weak of mind and spirit, including distilled, as leaders only engender decay.
Excuses, Excuses - Braley in Training to Be A Senate Slug
"Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley, a Democrat from Waterloo
, says the IRS scandal has taken the focus off of its legitimate duty to investigate non-profit groups that are breaking the rules."
The man who wants be our next U S Senator is trying to deflect attention from crimes that by comparison make Richard Nixon a boy scout.
‘Scandalous Hat Trick’: Sarah Palin Shreds Obama & His Scandal-Embroiled White House
Scandalous Hat Trick
Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas. Today in the Rose Garden you dismissed the idea of a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. With that, your galling political hubris shined bright in the midst of today’s dark clouds.
Mr. President, how can we trust your Justice Department to conduct an independent investigation when there is a systemic violation of the Hatch Act throughout your administration?
Surely you are aware that the Hatch Act prevents certain federal employees from engaging in political activity. Specifically, it’s illegal for these federal employees to engage in action in support of or in opposition to a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.
Yet that is exactly what’s happened within the IRS, the Justice Department, and in the Benghazi cover-up. This scandalous hat trick is on your watch. It is not believable that you knew nothing about Obama administration actions in dealing with these scandals. And in regards to Benghazi, when you should have taken appropriate action to save American lives – for instance by calling in the Marines – you were AWOL. Just weeks before the election your team scrubbed the Benghazi talking points in 12 different versions, lied to the American people about some YouTube video being to blame for the deaths of brave Americans who put our country first, and you prove Michael Barone right when he writes, “What actually happened in Benghazi was out of sync with the Obama campaign line.” That’s why you all did what you did. Pure raw politics were at play during a horrific time of loss."
IRS official in charge during Tea Party targeting now runs agency’s Obamacare office
Can It Get Anymore Stupid or Corrupt?
"The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today."
City Attorney Overbilled By $90,000 - It Can't Happen Here!
So How's The Comfort Level On Scott Power's Lump Sum Billing Practice Now?
"The Indianola city attorney overbilled the city more than $90,000 during a six year period, a state audit released today found.
John Hoyman, the general legal counsel for Indianola and Indianola Municipal Utilities since 1986, submitted improper invoices for services he said he provided between June 1, 2006 and July 31, 2012, the Office of Auditor of State concluded.
...Hoyman admitted placing incorrect names in the city prosecutions sections of invoices which he told investigators was done to save time. He said 99 percent were incorrect names, some of which came from a phone book or a 1980 Warren County platting atlas
Abortion Doctor Gosnell Gets Life
Abortion Dr's Trial MIA in MSM
I see the Ad Vertiser dedicated exactly 1/4 of a column to the Gosnell murder trial results the other day.
A doctor snips babies' spinal cords to kill them and this is all the Main Street Media can find space for?
They can pound a baseless story of the homeless shelter until it is lifeless but they can't find room for a murderer that was allowed to maintain a killing room for years?
Whatever happened to "if it bleeds it leads."
I Ran Into a Door
Mayor of a Burlington Sister City Throws Up His Hands
"After a tumultuous four years overseeing a city long riddled with blight, corruption, crime, and historic financial issues, mayor David Bing has had enough
, telling a stunned audience at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History Tuesday that he’d leave when his term ends in December."
Give the Mayor of Detroit his due. He did not throw his gavel at the gallery.
A. C. Hammered
And he knew when to declare a financial disaster unlike Slage, Worden, and Slinger Edwards.
The Perfect Cut
While the city ponders ways to cut the budget the RecPlex sits out there running deficits year after year; so why look any further when selling off the RecPlex would be the best move for the city because that operation just isn’t cutting the mustard under city management because city personnel cost far too much in pay and benefits when compared to what a non-governmental firm would pay for personnel.
People can view the RecPlex income statement on page 179 through page 182 which are the actual pages in the budget document and not the page numbers listed in the Table of Contents.
With the way our city takes care of city business running a business is the last thing they should be doing. They can’t even run a swimming pool that requires less than $50,000 a year and they’ve never proven, since 1999 that they can run the RecPlex without constant losses, just look at the RecPlex book of constant red ink. Do the taxpayers even know what it’s cost them in RecPlex red ink?
I venture well over $1 million in bailouts since it opened its doors.
Of course they could also reduce city wide pay from the top down and up the ante for personnel benefits which would still favor them over the private sector. It’s time for the city government to bite the bullet because the taxpayers have eaten the bullet for years because of overpaid and over benefitted city employees. This doesn’t even account for the constant failures of city government to perform their duties with some type of logic and competence.
Many of those responsible for robbing the taxpayers are retired and living the good life when they should probably be in jail for total incompetence and mismanagement of taxpayer funds. The trouble with government is no one is ever held accountable for their dereliction of duty and mismanagement. Their always slapping each other on the back and getting constant raises year after year while those paying for it continually get no raises or bonuses and are still held accountable for their performance and work ethic unlike government.
How much longer are the citizens of Burlington going to vote for democrats who have done nothing but ruin our infrastructure and mismanage the city coffers for years and now they want more taxes to cover their asses as usual. It’s time the citizens wake up and give anyone but democrats a chance to clean up the mess their voting habits have gotten us into over the past couple of decades. The democrats have proven their just not capable of running Burlington what more does it take for people to realize the root cause for Burlington’s problems?
It’s time to get ones head out of the sand and see what’s happening around you and stop voting for proven losers. The taxpayer should no longer be libel for bailing out constant loser city management and plain stupid voters.
The IRS Only Loaded 7
Lineman For the Commune
Comrade Publisher Steve Delaney's Drinking & Driving Next DOJ Wire Tap
- The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news."
Those who showered Big Brother with big praise have discovered the truth about a Socialist utopia. It must spy on even its most powerful allies
There is no mention of any local wire tapping. Do you think the Ad Vertiser feels slighted?
When it comes to how the Ad Vertiser gathers news, the Justice Department already knows how to do a Google Search. A phone tap might tell local police where Jimmy Olsen's fake ID works buying beer.
The Detroit School of Municipal Accounting
Something Burce Slagle & Doug Worden Would Be Proud Of
"As part of the deficit, Orr counts $226 million in accounting gimmicks and delayed payments owed to vendors and the city's pension funds
. Detroit is paying just $31 million of a required $139 million payment toward its pensions this fiscal year, Orr said."
From The Detroit News:
Detroit is a mess. Over 50 years of single party socialism refused to address economic change. Change has caught up with and run over Detroit. People here have no reason to point and laugh.
Burlington is trouble for basically the same reasons as Detroit. Burlington has a single socialist party system. Shuffling funds around to cover gaping holes has been exposed. Public employee compensation far in excess of the same private sector compensation is unsustainable. Etc. Etc.
Detroit is so far along the road to ruin, foreign tourists are coming to Detroit The tourists point cameras at the old Packard factory. They come to see how the world will end.
If Burlington does pull its head out of the sewer soon, tourists may start coming to photograph the ruins.
Save The Gas
The Advertiser must be having an insertion machine problem because my Sunday addition was stuffed with nine (9) copies of the Shopko magazine style flyers all of which were the same.
I wonder if there were eight (8) papers that didn’t get their Shopko ads or they just added some to mine because of an overrun of the advertisement.
It’s always fun trying to figure out just what’s going on down at The Hawk Eye other than the same old editorial lines that everyone’s just about sick of after so many years of the same party line over and over again and again. Maybe Mike will stick with the CO2 problem for awhile and give these computer keys, “Republican” a rest on his computer because they must be worn down to nubs by now.
The effects of increased CO 2 levels on adults at good health can be summarized: normal outdoor level: 350 - 450 ppm as given in the Engineering Tool Box:
Normal CO2 Levels
The effects of increased CO2 levels on adults at good health can be summarized:
· normal outdoor level: 350 - 450 ppm
· acceptable levels: < 600 ppm
· complaints of stiffness and odors: 600 - 1000 ppm
· ASHRAE and OSHA standards: 1000 ppm
· general drowsiness: 1000 - 2500 ppm
· adverse health effects expected: 2500 - 5000 ppm
· maximum allowed concentration within a 8 hour working period: 5000 ppm
The levels above are quite normal and maximum levels may occasionally happen from time to time
Mike must have gotten his information through a government funded source who are biased through concerns for their funding an all too often reason for fudging the science to keep the funds flowing and their jobs, and all too familiar process under the Obama agenda. I wonder how much CO2 our President has spewed into the air jetting around the country constantly reminding us of how great he is and campaigning even though there’s no election left for him but he seems to think he must sustain his voting base all too often based on his ego in lieu of anything else to please his idlers.
Actually, if all good environmentalist would cease their use of everything produced through the use of fossil fuels maybe they would then have the right to complain but they’re not giving up their automobiles, planes, electricity, heat and all the other value added properties provided by fossil fuels that would take decades or longer at best to replace with alternatives such as solar and wind nowhere near capable of replacing fossil fuels. They talk big but when it comes down to actually doing their part to prove a point their not willing to go it alone but think they have the right to force their beliefs on everyone else, a typical left leaning paradigm.
So far the administration has wasted billions on failed solar projects and electric cars neither of which can cut the mustard. The best is probably wind but that results in the demise of millions of birds every year through their being hacked to death by the blades and of course it really ruins the view just like all the cell towers blinking their lights all night long a real distraction along our roadways.
Let’s just hope Mike focuses on something other than his well worn to the bone “Republican” computer keys because he’s got years to wear out the CO2 keys along with other unused keys.
So Many Legs, So Little Time
How Long 'Til We Hear The 'I' Word
Obama's Malice With Intent to Fundamentally Change This Country
Omission No Error
SA was very observant on the Ad Vertiser's Benghazi omission. From local government on up, the Ad Vertier's omissions in service to Burlington's single party political system are legendary.
Once Mike Sweet types up his column blaming two Bushes and a Nixon for Benghazi, the Ad Vertiser will rip some America-is-at-fault analysis off the wire to go with it.
The Hawk-Eye was a newspaper. Never confuse the Ad Vertiser with a newspaper.
Well, the Hawk Eye outflanked me because they did print an AP article about the Benghazi hearings held yesterday in Washington although it didn’t rate front page coverage and was posted on the back of the sports page but at least they did print something about it.
The article written by the Associated Press person Donna Cassata is heavily biased towards the State Department and the administration as one would expect from the media that has gone beyond the call of duty to keep Obama squeaky clean of all scandal and failures. It would appear without exception the media and elitist continue to prop up Obama as they have since he arrived with no qualifications to run for president other than block organization and his ties to ACORN, as a senator he did little but say present when a vote was called always maintaining his distance from being responsible for much or accountable for anything.
Newton Speedway Lands $8 Million in Senate Appropriations
| The Iowa Senate passed a wide-ranging standings appropriation bill Tuesday night that included an $8 million, four-year commitment of state money to help the Newton-based Iowa Speedway bring a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to Iowa.
Senators voted 26-24 along party lines to approve a revised Senate File 452 after turning back minority Republican amendments that sought to mandate drug-testing for public assistance recipients, require voters to provide a photo ID to receive an election ballot, and establish education savings accounts for parents to use per-pupil state funding to educate their children in public or private schools or at home.
How do you think our lame senator voted?
2 Missing in Action
King Obama Hides Out in Texas
Coburn: 'State omitted something very significant to Senate Intel Committee'
Hillary Clinton's Senior Assistant & Legal Counsel Immediately Proclaimed It Was A Terrorist Attack by Islamic Terrorists
How Did She Know The Same Day?
"Gowdy provided one of the few surprises in the hearing, reading what he described as an email from the day after the attacks in which Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Beth Jones said she had told the Libyan governor that “the group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al-Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists
There Be Witches
Benghazi Hearing Just Started - Only On Fox News - Lame Stream Media Ignores Truth
Obama's Benghazi Nightmare Is Alive
No One Died In The Watergate Hotel
If your one of those who get their news from the Hawk Eye, a paper known for the omission of news in order to protect the Obama regime, be advised that there are new hearings on the Benghazi cover-up starting on 4/8/13 today with three new witnesses from the state department that have yet to testify regarding the situation on the ground and what was or wasn’t done to protect the embassy that led to the deaths of our ambassador and three others murdered during the terrorist attack on our embassy.
I know if you get the Hawk Eye you’ve never been told about these hearings, like today there wasn’t a word mentioned regarding this investigation into the Benghazi failure by the Obama administration in the Hawk Eye. The Hawk Eye takes its protection of Obama as job one and will never print anything that shows his incompetence and many failures. Remember, Obama was promoted by the lack of honest journalist in the print media, TV news media and the elitist or those who think their elitist.
The Hawk Eye as well as others look at Obama as a messiah and will print nothing critical of him or his administration that has constantly failed because Obama never learned how to lead and now specializes in leading from behind. Actually, Obama has never been a leader and had no experience at leading anything but block organizing and possibly union organizing.