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March 30, 2005

C/P EASY TO FILL GOAL(EXCUSE THE PUN) FILL THE POT HOLES

It's the craze! We're all looking for the worst pot holes to fix so that we can have our favorite speaker spend that $10K to fix it!

"Am I being silly, you ask? Not really. Potholes on Guam are a current issue being addressed. Even had a poll of the island faithful to determine which pothole deserved the most attention by DPW. Well, Guam isn't alone. NYC has a few more than we do. At least they've been busy filling them. Even the mayor. Felix has filled how many? Carl never did. Why? He put more emphasis on private driveways. I drove the back road to Navy hospital again today. What a rough ride from Carnation Road towards Andersen's back gate. And I gotta drive it again tomorrow back to Navy hospital. I drive it so I can avoid the STOP and GO (mostly STOP) traffic on Marine Drive and also avoid the drivers whose sole purpose is to agitate and increase my BP.
MIKE DIGS IN VS. POTHOLES
March 29, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday personally filled in the 600,000th pothole to be repaired since he took office more than three years ago.
Wearing his trademark tasseled black loafers and a rain jacket, the mayor shoveled hot asphalt into the hole on 70th Avenue in Glendale, Queens. "This is something that I've been preparing for all weekend," Bloomberg joked, alluding to news reports that he fled the city to spend the weekend playing golf at his vacation home in Bermuda.
The city has gotten 42 inches of snow so far this winter — way above the annual average of 21 inches, making it "a rough winter," said Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall. Most of the potholes that were filled this winter were in Brooklyn — 29,793. Manhattan had just 13,012 potholes repaired. "

Gads, can you imagine our Felix out there on Marine Drive or Killer Drive with a shovel and some hot asphalt? That would be the day,huh?

Posted by auntiecharo at 03:50 PM | Comments (0)

IT ISN'T MY NAME THAT MATTERS LADY, IT'S YOUR HUSBAND'S LIFE THAT SHOULD MATTER!

Don't shoot the messenger, heed the message!

A lady commented on my comments about the fat cops. I thought about the cops as I included them in my nightly prayers and with all the thoughts of death surrounding Shiavo and the illnesses of the Pope and the King of Monaco, I thought about how it would be if one of those cops died and I thought that I could have included that instead of having pall bearers they could have hired fork lifts from East-West Rentals and I pinched myself because I was supposed to be in a prayer mode and my mind shouldn't have 'gone there' so I focused extra hard and said extra prayers that maybe my cutting words would reach either the cops or someone who loves them, enough that they'll take steps to make healthy lifestyle changes so that they can live longer. So lady, don't be angry because I'm not Geraldine Ferraro or Angelina Brown, it shouldn't matter to you. What should matter is that your husband lives a good, happy, long and joyful life. That is what God has planned for you. The changes in body size is what we have planned for ourselves...plans that we can change.
Body weight in relation to over eating is so important that it is included in the seven deadly sins...known as 'gluttony', ironically, 'anger' is the other....

Posted by auntiecharo at 03:24 PM | Comments (2)

March 29, 2005

JUDI AND BJ CRUZ THINK 'LEADERS' SHOULD BE REEQUIRED TO ATTEND ETHICS COURSES

"1.Ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality -- (motivation based on ideas of right and wrong)
2. ethics, moral philosophy -- (the philosophical study of moral values and rules)
1. ethic, moral principle, value-system, value orientation -- (the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; "the Puritan ethic"; "a person with old-fashioned values")"

It's quite simple...ethics are about morals...about morality based on ideas of what's right and what's wrong...most kids in kindergarten through middle and high school have an idea of what's intrinsically right or good and what's bad or evil. They have an idea that is not good to lie, cheat or steal and that it's good to be honest and responsible. A leader shouldn't have to be required to have to take anything that has to teach him/er how to be morally responsible. If he/she is morally corrupt, she/he shouldn't hold office. We really are our brother's keepers. We really should not allow someone who is corrupt to be elected into an office if he/she's morally corrupt!
Kuam reported on their webpage in an article by Ken Wetmore that:"Bill 96 would establish an ethics in government program for elected leaders and other government officials like directors, deputy directors, board members and commissioners. Senator Won Pat said, "As elected or government officials we have a responsibility to ensure that the people who have selected us to represent them or work on their behalf can have the confidence that we will not betray that trust."
I ask, what does Judi and BJ think about the lapsed funds that their democrat friend(members of the same party and are current co-members of the senator that now have the funds that employee the senator that the lapsed funds were sent to so that Fernandez could have a job in the current circus). Carmen Fernandez had some $15K left in her legislative funds when her office came to a close. She gave it to either Rory Respicio or Frank B. Aguon who supposedly used the lapsed funds to hire her as an employee for the exact amount of money as a community worker or consultant.......tell me Judi Spirit of Guahan and BJ Give my land away, how's that for wanting leaders to be ethical? This sounds like Mrs. Kettle calling Mrs. Pot....Black?
Personally? I think that the minute a person becomes a so-called 'leader'(which most of them are not), they become morally challenged...if not totally impaired and frankly, I don't think there's any place that they can go to learn how to become ethically responsible leaders.
Maybe we should dwell on some real issues instead of daydreaming on the building of castles on clouds.....tax refunds is a good start....fixing the retirement fund problems is another place that needs fixing, the non-profit Lighthouse project for substance abuse is in desperate need of help and the list goes on......we need to get out of the fantasy mode....it's time to be in the real mode!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:23 PM | Comments (0)

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: MY BOSS MR. WINEGAR IS THE BEST BOSS EVER!

I can't believe how those other people could have ever imagined that this saint of a man could have ever said those things about nurses and doctors.

You see, this man can walk on water, he turn water into wine, he can heal the sick, he can change base metals into gold. The only thing he can't do yet is pay for our returement portion to the retirement fund but you know, that's just not his fault. He's really the best boss you could ever want. It's been such a good experience working for this man because we've never worked for a man that made so much money before and still care for us down-trodden people and still like us, you know, that really means a lot, for some one like him, so high class to like us. Boy, who can find a job like this? I don't know what that those other pharmacy employees are talking about, maybe they just didn't get the talk we got from the boss that if we didn't write the letter we wouldn't get the raise and that we would get hell, so you know, we have to protect our job so what should we do, we have to write the letters. I'm sure you understand, no? That Posadas lady, she's a smart and honest lady, she won't lie to anyone, she don't need this government job, she won't go on t.v. and lie to the public. If she says something, you have to believe her. There's no gun to her head. Aye adai, that Bill McMillan, he said he doesn't want his soldiers to fight it out in the public. That's because his soldiers are wrong. He's just trying to protect his job. It's a good paying job and he's not so young and it's not so easy to get a job at his age, if it was, he would already be in America. Okay, gotta go, have to make the Pancit for Mr. Winegar's mirienda, he likes pancit in the morning.

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:03 PM | Comments (0)

LAWDY, LAWDY, LAWD......DID YA SEE THOSE FAT, I MEAN FAT POLICE MEN ON TODAY'S PDN!

You'd think that chasing after those fly-away 'gentlemen' from DOC would've thinned them down a bit(but there's a Winchell's somewhere along the way, I'm sure!)....but dem cameras donna lie!

Every one of those uniformed police officers photographed in today's PDN that were investigating the auto/ped accident on Killer Drive yesterday. Officer A.F. Duenas of Dededo's precinct has to be wearing an 8XXX from Bic Tailor, then there's the Balbas Dude, he's about a 7XXX, the one behind hime might be a 7XXX, not sure, but if you look at the police man behind the driver's side, he takes up the entire space, gads, he's as big as Duenas.
So let's say that they had to chase that Tongson dude that killed the singer, he's 75 and is in better shape than any of those cops...they'd take two weeks to build momentum which is probably the reason the fly-aways were able to vacation for 9 days...the cops were still at Shirleys in Agana while the 'Gentlemen' were Dededo....those cops make the chief look like a starving refugee!
Don't cops have rules and regulations regarding weight restrictions? Just thought I'd ask.....surely you'd think they want to live to see their children graduate from high-school, get married, go to college...see their grand-children?

Posted by auntiecharo at 06:17 PM | Comments (1)

THE SEVENTH JAIN TRAIL

Will it be of interest or will it be reported at the end of newscasts, buried at the back on the papers?

A friend remembers...I think the trial may be the one that hit the pregnant woman(killed her and her 8-month old fetus) on route 8-wonder when that road will be re-named).
Here's what my friend had to say about the dude; "On the Micronesian topic Charo...tomorrow is supposed to be the start of the J7 Jain trial. Remember that he's one of, I believe, three Jain brothers
who like to get juiced up and kill people on Guam's roads with their
unregistered, uninsured cars and them with no driver's license. They get deported with a 'don't come back', but do anyway and do it all over again. It's another case of out of sight, out of mind. I'm keeping an eye on this Jain to see if and when he goes to trial and what happens to him. Another deportation w/o paying a penalty here? "
No one seems to want to talk about the amount of problems the Micronesians seem to be having on our roads. It should be addressed if not to keep them alive, then to save our lives, the woman and her fetus were local.
We've got to come to grips with the heavy migration here and have to figure a way to tell them that they can't drink and walk on the roads, can't drink and party, can't drink and drive....perhaps, can't drink at all. I'm not sure that they have problems with their Kava drinks, perhaps they should stick to that and stay off Marine Drive(or any 'drive). There are several evangelical churches that Micronesians attend, the pastors aren't doing their members any favors by not holding classes after church and talking frankly about what happens when you come to a totally different place and become a totally different person never having had the time to practice being that different person.....It saddens me to hear that a 25 year old woman from Chuuk was killed because she crossed a street(a small street at that) between Santa Fe Hotel and some small mart on the old Gibson road(oh god, they changed that road's name and I don't remember what it is! Is it Carlos Camacho Street? I know it's not Ricardo Bordallo, that's in Anigua, or is that in Yona?)
Anyway, it's time some newsperson got together with GPD's stats person and do a story on how many Micronesians are involved in DUIs, DUIs with injuries/fatalities, family violence, etc.....jail, etc....bet the number's pretty startling......that agreement between the US and the Federated States of Micronesia...it's pretty appropriate....Compact Impact.......we're pretty 'impacted'!

Posted by auntiecharo at 05:59 PM | Comments (0)

March 28, 2005

MORE ROAD KILL

It's like we're in a hurry to get to get to the morgue these days!

I don't know what the hurry is but it seems that we're suddenly in a hurry to get to the morgue! This morning...imagine, the morning after Easter...on the freeway now known as Army Road or something like that(they're always changing names to appease somebody) it'll always be Rte 16 to be remembered as the 'killer road'....anyway, you'd think there wouldn't be any great need to be in a hurry...but, maybe there was.....whatever....the late model car and its driver exploded onto the concrete pole that caused the death of other people in a previous accident.....
The footage on the evening news barely had parts of the car left to show due to the extent of the fire.
One will hope that this 8th traffic fatality will remind us that we're mere mortals, candles in the wind and that there's no place worth going to that's worth losing a life over...that's my hope...for me and for you, the reader and for those you love and those who love you. Life is so short, so fragile, so precious, it's worth being careful.

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:19 PM | Comments (0)

THERE IS A GOD!

KUAM Confirmed it! There is a God......Bill 50 died and went to hell in a basket!

GovGuam won't be in the Christmas mode anytime soon....won't even be selling parcels of land for $500.per square meter so that poor souls can build themselves concrete homes and vote for their new best friends! They saw through the botox and a lot of people came forward and there will be no early Christmas and those that live in substandard homes can choose to get off welfare and find jobs that will afford the possibility of owning a concrete home or...staying and collecting a FEMA check every time a typhoon blows his house away...the way a man lives will always be his choice.
There are non-profic organizations that will help people who want to help themselves. Look around at the Habitat for Humanity buildings and see living proof of how life choices are made in the worst situations.
There are a few Spanish proverbs that come to mind...perhaps you know a few yourself....:"The dog that doesn't walk doesn't find a bone. You can't succeed if you don't try. To God praying and with the mallet using. [God helps those who help themselves He who follows it attains it. [You get what you work for.]
Lastly, on choices: "The shrimp that falls asleep gets carried away by the current." How many of us have fallen asleep?
I'm glad a few were awake long enough to Kill Bill 50!

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:00 PM | Comments (1)

WHY DON'T WE JUST GIVE THE WHOLE ISLAND AWAY FOR $500 A SQUARE METER

Darn, we're barely over Easter and we're giving away Christmas presents...at $500 a square meter! Maybe even less if they design the homes after Chinese dragons!

I want the poor(as in indigent) people to have concrete homes, to have hot and cold running water, indoor toilets, cable t.v., hmo insurance, new model cars and tickets to every Dan Bradley event that comes to the island. I don't want them to have less than I have, less than my two children had when they were growing up. But I do want their parents to work for the money to build that concrete home and borrow the money and make the collateral the way we did. Per KUAM's website:"Bill 50 introduced by senator BJ Cruz will give Bill 50 would allow qualified applicants to purchase residential lots for $500 a square meter, payable to the CLTC. Residential lots shall not exceed 1,000 square meters per lot. "What the bill proposes is that they get no larger than 100-x-100 piece of property in which they would be able to get clear title not a lease but clear title to the property and they would be able to go to the bank and borrow money so they could build a concrete structure so that when a typhoon came they could live in it," Senator Cruz said. The proceeds from the sale of the residential lots will be placed into what's called the Chamorro Land Trust Infrastructure and Land Inventory Fund.Money from this fund will go toward things like infrastructure and purchasing back" ...etc ad nauseaum..it's convoluted so you can well imagine how truly complicated it will be for the government of Guam to ever recover its property back....so, we may as well just give the property away for $500. a square meter.
Has anyone called any of the realtors to ask if this is the going rate for any of those parcels? Last I heard, we have no idea what any peice of property is worth which is the very reason the government of Guam can't borrow any money because we haven't figured out how much our real estate is worth....a house that used to be worth a million dollars ten years ago is only worth $300,000. today...ask a few of those people who've gone belly up!
I'm hoping that the clowns see through the botox and pass on this very generous bill to get votes for the next election.....find another way to get votes.....and if you live in a substandard house, get a job and if you have too many kids, use some form of birth control....you have choices in life. There's only so much that this government can give away...votes or not!

Posted by auntiecharo at 01:59 PM | Comments (0)

DID VIAGRA CAUSE THE SHOOTING AT THE KARAOKE LOUNGE

74 Yr-old infatuated with 39-yr-old kills while singing with someone her own age...do you suppose he was on viagra and thought he was 'king of the road'?

The old man probation officer, surely he was too darn old to be a probation officer anyway cuz he couldn't have chased any 'client' unless it was someone his own age unless of course he had a portable ventilator...wonder if he couldn't retire...anyway, he had to have bought viagra wholesale cuz he thought he was king of the road with that 39-yr-old-chick..
Unfortunately, the chick didn't think he was king of the road and he didn't like it so he, brave dude that he is, went home and got his best friend and showed her and her friend who was really the king of the road.
Fortunately, there were some friends who showed him(by way of black eye) that she had friends and that they weren't gonna let him get totally away with murder. I'm thinking they could've done a bit more damage but hey, it was Easter!
I guess he's innocent until proven guilty....so you can place 'alleged' where ever it's appropriate. That he was on viagra or whatever, you can decide on that as well....heck, call your neighborhood psychic....I'm thinking that the best thing that can happen to the dude is that he's put in a cell with those three escapees....now, wouldn't that be justice for all!

Posted by auntiecharo at 12:01 PM | Comments (1)

March 27, 2005

THEY'RE HOME!

The 'gentlemen' are behind bars!

Thank you a hundred times to those who helped capture the three who managed to escape DOC......we can now sleep with both eyes closed at the same time.......we will keep our fingers crossed that it doesn't happen again anytime soon......I think the pharmacies are out of Xanax!

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:54 PM | Comments (1)

JUST SO YOU KNOW........I DON'T APPROVE OF EVERYTHING THE AG DOES

But I do think that he has a right to have a place to call home for his staff.

While at brunch we discussed the K57 poll and Charo's name came up....wow, Charo actually made it onto K57's webpage and it says that I approve of the tinting of vehicles, paying for lunches, water blasters(did he buy more than one?)and other items not related to moving.
Just so you know, Doug did not have my permission to tint those windows, I don't know how many times I told him that it was unsafe to drive with tinted windows and that he was important and that people should pay for his lunch and that after he was sworn in as AG he should never again have to pay for anyone's lunch again. I just can't get him to listen to me. Dang, that water blaster thing. I told him he'd get bad press with that thing if he bought it. He said it was on sale and got a good deal on it and that after he uses it he can sell it for more than he paid for it so what's the big deal?
I'm sure Doug Moylan isn't perfect. Show me someone who is? Frivolous? Show me which elected official who isn't. He's probably everything everybody says he is but for now, he's the AG and he needs an office and if you don't trust him to spend the money, then please, have someone spend the money for him and put an office together for him so that he can have some place to go to be the AG until his term expires!
And if you'd like to comment on my humble or not so humble opinion...you can do so on my website.....you don't have to go to K57's site...

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:30 PM | Comments (2)

ANOTHER TRAGEDY IN DEDEDO...THIS TIME, A DEAD BABY

Instead of looking for the golden egg, the police are looking for why a 3 month-old infant girl is dead.

KUAM's website and Mindy Fothergill reports that the parents are uncooperative with information regarding the infant's death.
Well, I probably would be as well. I'm stereotyping(boy is that a big word or what!) but since it happened in my not favorite village(that's where the darkest side of human-kind seem to show their worst) I'm apt to think that the infant was crying while the parents were trying to watch the great Malafunkshun show and shook the baby until it stopped crying...and now, it'll never cry again! I'd be uncooperative too if I knew that's how I got the baby to stop crying....that or, if I gave it a bit more cough syrup than called for....that over the counter stuff has been used to stop crying spells...spelled Benadryl mixed with a bit of infant motrin works pretty quick...mix too much and it works forever.....
I wish I had the stats for all the violence that takes place in Dededo...family violence, homicides(did you notice that the 'gentleman' convict was there when he was caught? He had friends in high places! There's a stabbing, shooting or road kill at least once(or twice) a week, certainly once a month! The boy that was killed because he knew too much was taken there and burned to death not many years ago...lord, there isn't enough space for me to input the litany of bad things that happen in Dededo.....IMHO...the baby was shaken to death....babies up to the age of two years can be shaken to death....pure and simple......I suppose the good Medical Examiner will find out tomorrow how the precious and innocent child met Her Lord when he performs the autopsy.....I hope that if the parents are found guilty that they are put in a place where they can remember the life they took every day of their life.
It's sad that I have become jaded and can't think that the baby's death was of natural causes. I hate that I have become this judgemental person and pray that I am wrong.

Posted by auntiecharo at 01:07 PM | Comments (0)

SING AT YOUR OWN RISK

Buy your own karaoke set and sing at home, you'll live longer!

KUAM reports that a man and woman were shot dead at a Dededo lounge...the shooter a man....A:....the two weren't his friends....B:.they weren't his friends and were singing out of tune, C:, they were taking too long with the mike! D:, the killer had an alcoholic problem that he couldn't get help with because there's no help on the island for alcoholics unless you get same through the two non-profit agencies and he didn't know about them....perhaps he had anger management needs, bi-polar needs...people that shoot others is like hitting the total button after you've entered a lot of additions or subtractions...the woman could've been his current/former lover, gads, the man could've been likewise, these days, you can't be sure, there are many things that factor into a killing, the biggest factor is that there's a great need for a place where people can go for mental health needs and at this writing, it's not available and where it is available, it's expensive and as long as it remains so, we'll continue to have child/spouse/family violence and killings.
If you doubt my words....check your insurance policy....see how many times you can see your psychiatrist....as well, do you know that many of the meds that help control problems aren't covered by insurance?
But we're talking karaoke.....you can and will live longer if you buy your own set....especially if you're a Johnny-one-note-singer!

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:51 AM | Comments (0)

WHAT AN EASTER MORN!

In my Easter bonnet! Did you get a chance to read KUAM's webpage ta see what's on it?

"Two dead after shooting at Dededo karaoke club
Lifeless baby discovered in Dededo home prompts investigation"
Of course, the good news is that the 'gentleman' (to coin the often used adjective used by Frank Ishizaki in describing the two fly-aways) There wasn't much said on the site other than that he was captured by GPD at the Hagatna Mobil station at 645am...could it be he was on his way to mass? Since he didn't give himself up as asked yesterday by the chief, will he be given safe passage so that those who have been in lock down won't have at him when he gets back or will they wait until the other 'gentleman' gets back in the fold because they'll be in lock down until then....I hear tell that the 'gentleman' had a vehicle.....so I'm supposin that he's got a friend that probably gave him more than food'n water the last week or so, ya think? More than Terri Shiavo got...but don't get me started on that, it's Easter and I'm supposed to be happy!

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:41 AM | Comments (0)

March 26, 2005

GOVERNOR'S FITNESS PROGRAM....BROUGHT TO YOU BY COORS!

Loved the sports package...catch it if you can and see if you want your children influenced by it!

The young kid spoke eagerly about the gov's fitness program...since 2005 or whenever, I couldn't concentrate on what he was saying because all I could see was the verrrrrrry large, and I mean large sign behind the buff boys that spoke/read/encouraged/drink COORS!
If you're young, you're a sports person, you drink Coors! Call Jackie Maratti were the last words I heard as I saw the last of the sign fade onto another sports package.
Pray tell....what kind of governor's fitness package is it that includes the advertisements of alcohol and or the stuff you smoke. I'm actually quite surprised that they mentioned Dr. Sheih's name being affiliated with the governor's fitness group knowing that it's being sponsored by an alcoholic beverage.
If it's okay for the youth to drink and drive then it's okay for them to accept donations/sponsorship for their governor's fitness program otherwise, they're hypocrites!
I would be shocked if Dr. Tom Sheih stuck around knowing that beer and cigarettes sponsored fitness competition that used his name. I don't think he's the type who'd promote drinking or smoking to the island's youth.....but then, that's what I think....and I don't have a kid that plays dodge ball!
So Jackie, find some sponsors that don't sell beer and cigarettes....or lottery tickets!

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:21 PM | Comments (0)

THE FAMILY NETWORK AREN'T ALWAYS THERE ANYMORE

Not long ago, a yuppie mortgaged his parents' home for a complex that went belly up. The bank was quick to foreclose on the family home with the view of Agana.

The yuppie lost his investment but his uncle paid the mortgage on his parent's home and allowed them to live there until they died so that they didn't have to endure the trauma and embarrassment of having their home foreclosed because of deal gone sour.
There are many similar stories of family members saving other family members in financial trouble. Some that have money give it away, others loan the money until it can be paid back. But I speak of families that lived decades ago, when families were close, when families meant something to each other, when family ties wheren't threadbare.
This week's Business Journal has an item about a family that's about to lose a family home in Tamuning. The mortgage is just under $900,000., the interest unpaid under $26K at FHB.....the place is in a compound area, a place you probably wouldn't want to live at so it would be best if someone related to the owner purchased the mortgage...so that who ever eventually lives there won't be a stranger. The amount of the mortgage is a drop in the bucket to the relatives of the lady mentioned in the foreclosure. I hear that she's a widow, she's ill and bed-ridden and I wonder why one of them can't keep her in her home until she's called Home. Surely she still has someone in the family that loves her enough to help her! Have we changed so much that we can just sit around and watch her be moved out of the home she knew all of her adult life?
As Chamorros we've changed a lot, huh?

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:20 PM | Comments (0)

THE LEGISLATURE AND MALAFUNKSHUN

There's really a connection but do the taxpayers get a break?

Surely you agree that there's little difference between the Malafunkshun skit that now shows on t.v. and what airs on channel 61 when the clowns aka senators when the legislature is in session but note that the taxpayers(the ones that don't get a refund or EITC) pay for the office space....desks, air-conditioning, etc.....so....am I the only one wondering if the Malafunkshun(or its creators-who ever it is that receives profit from the show that airs on KUAM) group pays to use the so-called 'hallowed' halls that is sometimes used for state funerals, to hold state of the territory addresses, et cetera.
In my very humble opinion(and it's not worth two cents), think that allowing Malafunkshun to use the Cathedral to pretend to hold a wedding ceremony between two men or something as odd....since there's a bit of trans-dressing going on in the show!
Who authorized the use of the Legislature for other than an official function? Find out.....then fire that person!
Heck....nothing will happen....who cares, nothing's sacred around here! Not your mom, not your sister, not your church! Nothing! Little by little we're going down the drain....and we don't seem to care who's doing the flushing!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:05 PM | Comments (0)

INVITATION TO LIBERATION DAY CELEBRATION C/P

FRANK SALAS INVITES YOU TO LIBERATION DAY CELEBRATION

Yuba Sutter Chamorro Club - Liberation CelebrationHafa Adai Chelus!
LIBERATION DAY FESTIVITIES ARE UPON US AGAIN!
Our chelus up North in the Sacramento / Yuba City area are inviting us all to their Liberation Day celebration on Saturday, July 23rd, 2005. Please check out their announcement below. Part of the entertainment will be provided by the Kutteran Chamorro Performers of Long Beach, Cali and DJ Jeff Salas of Island Jamz so you know
this is one party that will be really jammin so please do not forget your Cha-Cha zorries and your hungry appetite and leave your worries behind and come and enjoy this festive celebration in honor of the brave men and women who helped liberate our island.
Dankalu Na Si Yuus Maase Chelus! See Ya all there!

Your Friend,

Frank Salas
Chief Warrant Officer-3
U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
Murrieta, California
"DJ Frank - Island Jamz"

GAMES & PRIZES FOR THE KIDS - FUN FOR ALL AGES - HELP KEEP OUR CHAMORRO HERITAGE AND
CULTURE ALIVE - COME AND LET'S HELP OUR NORTH CHAMORRO CHELUS CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL
OCCASION!

Yuba Sutter Chamorro Club - Liberation Celebration
23 Jul 2005

The Yuba Sutter Chamorro Club invites you to join us as we celebrate Liberation Day in Yuba City, California on July 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00p.m.

For details please contact:

Steve Santos
stevejsantos@yahoo.com
530 713-8940


Posted by auntiecharo at 06:30 PM | Comments (0)

C/P ON THE NEWEST ROAD KILL

Could the newest 'road kill' be that of a citizen from a neighbor island?

"Just checked the PDN news online and guess what I find? Read below and see if this isn't something we were exchanging thoughts on. Chalk up one more Micronesian. She won't be the last. Drive out in Yigo some night, either on Marine Drive or in/around the Yigo mayor's office and see for yourself the pedestrian traffic. To complicate matters, as if seeing them at night isn't bad enough, they tend to wear dark clothing and you can't see them. They seem to think the middle lane is an island of safety. It is NOT!!! Drivers use that lane to make turns.
Charo, one of my worries is that they will consider further reducing the speed limits which in effect will make more of us driver's speed law violators. Reducing the speed limits will NOT prevent these deaths. The pedestrians are the ones who need to be educated and specifically be told that they are not very visible at night out here. It also doesn't help when a lot of vehicles drive in Yigo with their lights either OFF or not operating at night. A GPD presence would certainly help. But they hang out in Dededo and neglect Yigo.
It's also scary that with the two bad guys on the loose there is not police presence in Yigo. If they are spotted it would take precious time for the police to arrive out here. In the meantime we'd see someone hurt or killed or a hostage situation to deal with.
One lady in Mongmong, according to a PDN article today, says she is scared and keeps a small knife in her pocket. Does she realize that will only get her hurt or killed? Those bad guys are NOT afraid of a little knife Charo. "

I hate to say it, but women aren't the smartest when it comes to being safe. They run alone in the wee hours of the morning on poorly lit streets, walk alone to their cars in the dark, likewise to and from their front doors/cars in late or early morning hours and think a small kitchen knife or worse yet, a pepper spray can is going to help them. My dog is purely company, the dude with a gun will shoot him first, that's a fact, after that, he'll probably shoot me. Sadly, these two men have us all terrorized and we can't do a darn thing about it, how's that for an Easter celebration? Oh yeah, the topic was on the road kill, I knew it had to do with terror! The kind 'they' don't know about!


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SHE WILL BE MISSED

If in the late 70's, early 80's you did work with DOE, you knew Ione Wolf. She was a 'Doer'. She was one of those people that could be in two places at the same time.

Sadly, I heard on Chalk Talk and now on KUAM that Ione Wolf has joined the choir of angels at the age of 72. Knowing her, she's probably setting up some system to get some sort of learning started for the newbies.
She had clay feet, wasn't perfect and didn't pretend to be but she sure tried her very best and it won't just be those in DOE that will miss her. My condolences to her family and to her friends and to Guam who has lost a very good citizen!

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C/P THOUGHTS ON THE PRISONERS

One man's thoughts on those two on the fly..

"There is reason for us all to worry. They are very desperate and have nothing to lose. Especially Pangelinan who already has life w/o parole. He could kill any number of people and what more could they do to him. Hopefully his family and friends will play a role in his capture/surrender. It reflects on the family and they should realize it. I'm sure they're stressed as well. Or should be. It's a real concern in that the longer they are on the run the more desperate they will become and more unpredictable. And they could be just about anywhere. Doesn't seem they'd remain in any area where they know they are being looked for. Now Robert has the entire prison locked down and with the overcrowding at DOC and being in a cell for 23 hours a day you can be sure that tempers are flaring. Don't be surprised to read or hear about some bad things happening at DOC in these circumstances. "

I totally agree with the reader's opinion. These guys know they're in so much trouble that there's nothing to lose....they've probably got guns...they'll shoot the cops, anyone who's in the way then shoot themselves... There are two camps in prison. On camp prays for the safety of the two and for others and their safe return. The other camp leaps with joy that the two were able to get out. They are the ones who jump for joy, wishing that they too could have escaped. These are the ones who the reader writes about being stressed. They are the ones perhaps who miss their smokes. Being locked down means that they have no means to let out the pent up energy. No exercize, just nervous/anxious energy waiting to explode....alas...with few guards standing watch.

I can't stress the need for prayer...for the prisoners, the ones that have escaped, the ones still imprisoned, for those that are searching and for the innocent that may get in the way.....and for thanksgiving that so far, we've been spared death or injury because of the two escapees.

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WAS I GONE SO LONG K57 QUIT AIRING THE BILL SHIPPEY SHOW?

Don't you just hate it when you come back from a trip and discover that something's missing and you can't quite figure out what it is?

I just figured it out! All this week I've been wondering what's been missing on K57's line up.......the Bill Shippey show.....I used to listen to that show because he used to bring in people that would talk about DOE (he actually made friends with Carmen Fernandez and brought her in a few times....something quite rare) talked about things not discussed on other hosted shows.......so.....I've discovered that Alicia is still working at K57, didn't go to KUAM as was rumored, that Jon doesn't have any orchids to deliver so he can do the 5:30 news and....you can wonder with me....where in the world Bill Shippey is......he wasn't getting paid for hosting the hour show, so he could not have been fired.....right....or, can you fire a slave?

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KUAM REPORTS WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN YIGO

A breaking news reports (KUAM) that the body of a dead woman(perhaps Micronesian) was found in Yigo.

Police personnel were taken from the massive search (Oh elephant, wherefore art thou) for the escapee prisoners(are they smart or what) and are investigating the reasons for why the woman's clothing was strewn along the roadway....of course, the KUAM report said that the death could also have been caused because of family violence.....what a great Easter present for your kids, huh?

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C/P THOUGHTS ON GUAM'S NEW ROAD KILL

It't with a lot of pain that Guam now has new 'road kill', and it's not other than human beings trying to cross the by ways... Here are thoughts of a reader.

"Finally got back to reading your site and came across this one which caught my eye.
GIRL........I'M CONFUSED! So......were you confused about which person needs identification or what? The one who was killed crossing the street or the one who killed him? In the webpage article, Mindy Fothergill reports that:"21-year-old Micronesian man died from injuries he sustained in an auto-pedestrian crash that happened Sunday night. Highway Patrol officers say the pedestrian, now
having been identified as Machimina Enlet of Sinajana, was crossing Marine Corps Drive toward Island Funeral Home when a vehicle struck him. He was pronounced dead upon arrival to the Guam Memorial Hospital." Then in the same report she states: "Meanwhile, Highway Patrol investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the pedestrian. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Guam Police Department." Is this a trick question or what? Do you sometimes wonder what these people are on when they're writing their stories? I always wonder what the Micronesians are on when they cross the streets, especially when they're involved in an injury or fatality....I'm thinking that where they're from, there aren't many cars and drinking and crossing the streets aren't a problem....here, they are....I wonder how many are injured in Hawaii or places where Micronesian populations are great in number. Drinking is a real problem that they don't seem to be able to handle They can't drink and drive, they can't drink and walk, they can't drink and behave at parties(they either throw rocks at each other or kill each other)
or, they get killed crossing the street. It's really quite sad and something that should be addressed by the officials in micronesia....if they are concerned about their citizens, that is! Two deaths because of crossing the street in less that two months is really too many! And all I can say is that I totally agree with your thoughts. SOMEONE in the Micronesian community on Guam or in the Micronesian government has to face the facts that their people can't drink and drive or walk at the same time. Or attend parties together where drinks are available. They simply can't handle the alcohol. It's too much when they start beating up on each other; especially when related. When I persisted in commenting on this problem to a famous radio talk show host some time ago I sensed he got a bit upset with me and thought I was profiling. Call it what you want, but facts are facts and at some point SOMEBODY has to realize who the problems are. Problems DO NOT solve themselves. The first step is recognizing what or who the problem is. Agree? Out here in Yigo there is a large Micronesian population. You see them walking on the sides of the roads. Or driving junker cars at a very slow speed and without much concern for how they drive or how they impede normal
traffic flow. They don't secure their kids either. My neighbor witnessed a child fall out of one car at the Mobil station in Yigo and almost get run over not once, but twice, until the driver could be made to stop moving forward. I think the police are afraid to stop and cite Micronesians. Maybe they're briefed to maintain a hands off and avoid bad publicity or being accused of profiling?
As far as pedestrians I think they need to realize that at night it is very difficult to see them on the sides of the roads with oncoming traffic headlights affecting your vision. If it's raining it's even more of a hazard. More than once I've seen a pedestrian at the last moment. One afternoon one, obviously drunk, walked and made it across Route 10 without getting hit. I saw him in time and anticipated he wasn't going to stop for moving traffic. Including me. Obviously others on Guam's roads haven't been as fortunate and now must live with the fact they hit and killed someone. It's happened too many times. I've had my close calls and I'm sure others who haven't spoken up have as well. I think we can look forward to more road kill unless the problem is addressed. Road kill on Guam used to be cats, dogs and snakes. Now it's Micronesians.
I still can't forget the incident of the Filipino lady who spent time in jail for running over a drunk Micronesian on Route 16. This after another vehicle had hit him. Maybe we should start posting new road signs that say "Be aware of drunk Micronesians on the road"??? Even not drunk they present a problem due to the lack of sidewalks and narrow roads in some areas. Like the area in and around the Yigo mayor's office and between Marine Drive and Route 15 on Gayinero.
I'm of the opinion that it's a waste of precious breath to raise any concern over any issue on Guam. Even the worst of incidents, criminal or otherwise such as traffic deaths, is soon forgotten. I've never been anyplace before that suffers from such a serious case of apathy. It's endemic on this island. As a famous radio talk show host here told me awhile back, just kick back and relax. As if to say don't rock the boat. I don't make the rules or set the standards and it is a waste of time trying. In other words lower the pole (standards). I find it hard to do that. I've pretty much given up on watching KUAM news and have totally shut off my radio and listen
only to music or comedy CD's while on the road. With the PDN it's a
quick scan of the front page headlines and some local news, on to the Garfield comic strip and then the sports page. It's done wonders for my blood pressure. Honestly. Maybe we could run for office and try to change things? I think we'd age too quickly and our mental state would deteriorate faster than we'd like it to. It takes a Carl Gutierrez type to keep people happy and smiling on this island. Isn't that a shame?
Anyway, I'll be checking in at the site more often now that there is some good reading. When you go 'missing' I'm wondering if you're off island or Heaven forbid here and ill."

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:59 AM | Comments (0)

March 25, 2005

AYE ADAI, MR. BILL, YA CAN'T BLAME THOSE NURSES FOR SAYING IT LIKE IT IS!

Ken Wetmore had Lillian Posadas and another nurse on tube news last night. They spoke candidly about how mistreated the nurses were by the pharmacist, Robert Winegar.....

It seems that Mr. Winegar's feelings were hurt and his family was hurt because of the report......ahhhhh, and the things he said to those nurses didn't hurt their feelings? KUAM reports:" This morning Winegar called KUAM News, lashing out at the nurses over the phone.
When offered to do an on-camera interview Winegar accepted, but when we arrived at the Hospital, it was that agency's administrator, Bill McMillan, who did speak. "This is an internal issue here at the Hospital and I don't want my lieutenants fighting in public," said McMillan, which we accepted, but then reminded him that at this point, his "lieutenants" are doing just that. "Well, you and I are talking here and they're not going to talk to you today," the administrator said."
You see, they don't want to fight in public because you can't control what truth comes out in public....when the truth comes out in public, you have to fire the person that's the 'wrong-doer'.....this vinegar dude has had so many complaints against him that I've lost the count of pages and he's still on board...
Even though he claims that he never said anything that would hurt the feelings of any nurse he said. According to KUAM, "He claimed that he has documentation of the nurses' incompetence and said the nurses need to learn the Hospital isn't a social gathering place to eat meals and put on make-up. Winegar said he didn't know if the local nursing school just wasn't producing a good product or if the foreign-trained nurses weren't up to standards, but said nursing supervisors needed to do more to ensure their staff were making patient care the top priority. "
You see, it's always someone else's problem, never yours. It's the school's problem that nurses are incompetent, certainly if their foreign-trained, they aren't up to US standards, it's the supervisor's fault. It's never his fault.
Me thinks this man needs a quick trip next door....mental health...they may just have some pills for the man that his pharmacy may be out of!
Could it be that this person is the very reason that the OB/GYNs don't have the meds they need that supposedly aren't released overseas? I used to think that it was a 'local' thing to 'cover' for a 'pare' or 'mali' but now I'm thinking.....'covering' is no longer a local thing!
Why is it that one never hears a peep about the privately-run pharmacies? What are they doing right? Could we take lessons from them? I bet there's a manager or two that can get a long with nurses from UOG or the PI that'll work for less than $167,000 and have thicker skin!

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:31 PM | Comments (0)

MR. AG.........CLOSE YOUR OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY....THEN LET'S SEE WHO'S FAULT IT IS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE AN OFFICE!

I love this blame game.....let's see...did the AG spend too much money on staples or Xerox paper....oops, he bought a generator....can't do that! Picky! Picky!

No one, not the governor, not the legislature seems to want to spend any money to give the AG enough money to the agency in order to settle down for more than a month or two or three....or so it seems. The democrate few(those on botox and not) seem to think that in accepting the free space at Pedro's Plaza(I don't know where else he could have gone because the AG's staff really didn't fit at Adelup!!!)was accepting a bribe....so I'm thinking, didn't Felix and Kaleo accept a bribe early on because they also had 'free' space after the typhoon while they settled at the PDN building becaue Adelup could only house the ghosts?
So....It's been a pull-me-push-me game for far too long and I'm thinking that Doug Moylan is probably tired of the game by now....I'm certainly tired of hearing about it on radio news and watching it on t.v.......I'm thinking that the man should just put his foot down....if the lady with the short hair cut that wants to wear orange attire on Fridays(her priority) and the man who wants to know how many boxes of staples the AG's going to buy before he gives any more money for an long time lease and the other republicrats aren't brave enough to give a fat rats' behind whether the AG has an office or not....I say....close the damn office up on Wednesday.....then let's see what the idiots are going to do(including those who need the more parking lots-they won't have anyone to prosecute...for sure!)....without an AG.....there's no prosecution!
A friend said that the police couldn't find an elephant if it had diarrhea....so we probably won't catch the murderer and his friend by Wednesday so if the AG's office is closed by then......what'll we do? Should we ask the Democrats what to do? The Judicial Council? The Governor's office? When in the heck are we going to grow up?
We didn't give Tony Sanchez a hard time when he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a lobbyist.....or his brother Simon Sanchez for a study to sell GWA......why the hell are we angry at the AG because he bought a damn water blaster that he can sell after he's through using it? Picky! Picky! Close up Doug! Maybe then they'll appreciate you!

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:10 PM | Comments (0)

C/P DOI INFO FROM K PARSKEY


THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

OFFICE OF INSULAR AFFAIRS
NEWS RELEASE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Keith Parsky 202-208-4070

The East-West Center to Receive Grant from Office of Insular Affairs to
Strengthen Regional Capacity

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2005) The East-West Center will receive $62,500 from the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs to provide funding for a regional Leadership Seminar for Pacific Island Power Utility Managers, it was announced today. The seminar will promote regional cooperation on issues facing power utility managers in the Pacific Islands.“The Office of Insular Affairs enthusiastically supports the Center’s activities,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs,
David B. Cohen. “Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the East-West Center’s programs of cooperative study, training and research have long served the insular areas. Professionals and students from the United States, Asia and the Pacific study and work together at the East-West Center to better understand issues of common and critical concern and explore mutually beneficial
ways of addressing them.” The East-West Center is an education and research organization to strengthen relations and understanding among the nations of Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. The Center promotes the development of a stable, prosperous and peaceful
Asia Pacific community through cooperative study, training, research and dialog.
The grant will be matched by at least $62,500 from the East-West Center, thereby leveraging available federal funds. The grant will be funded through the Office of Insular Affairs’ Operations and Maintenance Improvement Program, which generally is designed to help insular area governments address critical needs for which funding is not otherwise available."
(NOTA BENE......Have no idea what the Greek-looking letters are that appear in the copy....seem to get them in Keith's notes.)


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C/P DOI INFO FROM K PARSKEY



THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

OFFICE OF INSULAR AFFAIRS
NEWS RELEASE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Keith Parsky 202-208-4070

The East-West Center to Receive Grant from Office of Insular Affairs to
Strengthen Regional Capacity

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2005) The East-West Center will receive $62,500 from the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs to provide funding for a regional Leadership Seminar for Pacific Island Power Utility Managers, it was announced today. The seminar will promote regional cooperation on issues facing power utility managers in the Pacific Islands.“The Office of Insular Affairs enthusiastically supports the Center’s activities,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs,
David B. Cohen. “Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the East-West Center’s programs of cooperative study, training and research have long served the insular areas. Professionals and students from the United States, Asia and the Pacific study and work together at the East-West Center to better understand issues of common and critical concern and explore mutually beneficial
ways of addressing them.” The East-West Center is an education and research organization to strengthen relations and understanding among the nations of Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. The Center promotes the development of a stable, prosperous and peaceful
Asia Pacific community through cooperative study, training, research and dialog.
The grant will be matched by at least $62,500 from the East-West Center, thereby leveraging available federal funds. The grant will be funded through the Office of Insular Affairs’ Operations and Maintenance Improvement Program, which generally is designed to help insular area governments address critical needs for which funding is not otherwise available."
(NOTA BENE......Have no idea what the Greek-looking letters are that appear in the copy....seem to get them in Keith's notes.)


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March 24, 2005

IF HE HAD AN OBITUARY

If Jesus had an obituary written by an unkown. Copied and pasted from an e-mail received from a dear friend who thought I'd share it with those I love.

"Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary,
also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by
the apostle Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order
of the Ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were
crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, and loss of blood.

Jesus Christ, a descendant of Abraham, was a member of the
house of David. He was the Son of the late Joseph, a carpenter
of Nazareth, and Mary, His devoted Mother. Jesus was born
in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived
by His mother Mary, His faithful Apostles, numerous disciples,
and many other followers.

Jesus was self educated and spent most of his adult life
working as a Carpenter and a Teacher. Jesus also occasionally
worked as a Medical Doctor and it is reported that he healed
many patients. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was
teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick,
touching the lonely, feeding the hungry, and helping the poor.

Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father`s
Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000
people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, and
healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His
death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast,
at which He foretold His death.

The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was
donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family.
By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in
front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone
try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need.

Author unknown

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MARIANAS VARIETY ON ABORTION

In an article in today's Marianas Variety by Gerado Partido,"A group of concerned citizens have been protesting at the Paul’s Plaza building in Tamuning to protest the practice of abortion on island.
The group is led by Rev. Frank Tenorio from the Archdiocese of Agana.
Although he says he came on his own, Tenorio is considered by many as Archbishop Anthony Apuron’s right hand man in several projects, including Catholic radio, the homeless shelter program, and the church’s pro-life committee. “The baby in the womb is really and truly a human being, a brother and sister to each and everyone of us. So we have to defend the baby,” Tenorio told Variety. "

You can read the article, it's on-line...I agree...life begins at conception and that it's murder when you snuff out that life by whatever means you choose....I feel that your choice should be before that sexual act and not after. If you choose not to become pregnant, then choose whatever means there are out there not to become pregnant. Abortion is not a means of birth control.
Unfortunately, this is where I get in trouble with the church. I feel that Catholics should lighten up and let the boys and girls(yes, boys and girls have sex---just look at the numbers of teen pregnancies) use condoms and birth control pills....the kids that have kids grow up to be parents that abuse kids because they don't know how to raise them, aren't ready to be parents, don't know how to work, aren't ready to work because they're still children and still want to play, to be children. Perhaps if this gentleman spent his time at places where teens gathered and handed out condoms, there wouldn't be so many teens climbing those steps to the offices of Freeman and Griley for abortions because no one told them that they could have prevented the pregnancy if they had used a condom.
If you don't want your teenager to be pregnant or cause a teen to become pregnant.....talk to them about using birth control.....life is hard enough without having to raise a child while you're still one!
And if I were brave and not afraid of public criticism, I'd carry a poster that said just that, right next to that man at Paul's Plaza.

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:13 AM | Comments (0)

March 23, 2005

MAYBE HE'D'VE BEEN MORE COOPERATIVE IF YA HADN'T'VE EVICTED HIM!

Too late to cry over spilled(or is it 'spilt') milk....but....seems the court wants to borrow some big bucks and the guy that's playing musical offices has the final 'initial' say over whether it can happen or not says it ain't gonna happen!

PDN's Gene Park reports that the AG says it's illegal for the Judicial Council to borrow money by opening a line of credit...that
the JC seeks a financial institution to provide an LC that would be used to make timely payments to lawyers representing indigent defendants to those unable to pay for legal counsel....but as Park reports, the AG wrote to Perry Taitano the Judiciary of Guam administrative director, stating the court's plan to borrow $750,000 violates a federally set borrowing ceiling, contending that govGuam can't exceed the island's limit defined by the Organic Act.
Park's report also states tat there's a dispute about whether the debt ceiling should be based on the full value of the island's real
property or on it's taxable value which is 35 percent of its full value, the OA not being specific on the issue, setting the limit at 10% of the 'aggregate tax valuation."(read it on PDN's webpage)
Perhaps the point I'm trying to get accross is that the AG might have been a little bit more cooperative if he hadn't have been treated so shabbily.......those guys who handle indigent cases? You can wait until the cows come home(I mean until the tax refunds for the current year)before you see your checks!

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:10 PM | Comments (0)

WHAT I'VE DECIDED AFTER WATCHING THE SHIAVO LADY

I've always wondered what I'd do if one of my children was on the brink of death and had to be placed on life support. I'm selfish. I'd want to hold onto them forever. I'd say yes, put that thing in their mouth to help them breath, tracheotomy? Yes, that would prolong their life, that too, oh, the shock thingy? I guess. What is a mother supposed to do but think from her heart?

I couldn't bear to be without my child. They're not supposed to die before me. Then this Shiavo(sp) lady comes into my living room and into my head and I watch as she literally is starved to death and I think, how could they do this to a living human being. I think of the animals that are put to death because there are too many of them. I think of prisoners who have killed others that are mercifully put to death by injection. They are not starved to death, not allowed to have their lips parched because they can't have ice chips and I begin to think of euthanasia...perhaps it might've been a word in an up-coming spelling bee where a student would know the root word comes from the Greeks,"Greek euthanasi, a good death : eu-, eu- + thanatos, death.]"
Could we not have just given this woman an overdose of demerol or laughing gas or whatever it is that they give you before surgery so that she doesn't have to suffer? Wouldn't that have been the humane way to handle this woman who did nothing to deserve what she's undergoing as the courts fight it out?
I realize that karmic debts eventually have to be paid so those that cause this woman's pain will have to feel and suffer her pain before they cross over to the 'other side'.....but dear God, did they have to cause this woman to suffer so that they could be 'right'?
There are some people that have to be 'right' at all cost.....the Shiavo woman being the sacrificial lamb....then perhaps somewhere down(or up) the line, Someone will be 'Right' and will suffer the consequences. How appropriate that the suffering of the cross has its parallel this week and how one Human Being was sacrificed because they thought the Crucifixion was the right thing to do!

Posted by auntiecharo at 04:00 PM | Comments (0)

IT'S A NIGHTMARE AND I'M AWAKE, WHAT'S UP WITH THIS?

I used that think that when the Rott barked it was at the neighbor's cat or neighbor's kid selling fruit of freshly fried pastry. If the dog barked long enough, I'd run for the purse for some change.

These days, I run to hide, fearing that there'd be some hard pushing against the door and I'd be in a locked room wishing I would have been brave enough to have allowed hubby the option to buy me a gun to protect me while he was away. The fence and the security system is really nothing if the guy has a gun. He can get inside the house and hold me hostage long before the company can get the police on the phone and long before either can find a working vehicle to my house. If I don't have cash and a working car to give the prisoner and if I don't do right by him.....he's nothing to lose....and I have everything to lose....my life, probaby by way of a heart attack because I'm having one just thinking that I'm a sitting duck in this house by myself....without a gun and I really don't do well with a rusty machete and the knives don't cut tomatoes let alone huge arms like those guys have.....and it's been five days....they be desperate people...by now, they want more than water, smokes and food...
It used to be that in order to be 'live' on Guam, you needed a big water tank for water outages, a big generator for power outages, a good working cell phone for phone outages and it appears that we need to either build a 'panic room', or become like those who live in the Philippines......behind tall limestone fences with broken glass(or barbed wire) on top......isn't it ironic that we have our own version of terrorists and they're home grown from DOC that come out to play once or twice a month and that the people that guard them are so few we can't even lay them off......it's like haveing foxes watching hen houses......not being able to let the foxes out because we have nothing else to watch the hens! What have we wrought?

Posted by auntiecharo at 12:57 PM | Comments (0)

March 21, 2005

PICKY PICKY PICKY

In the emergency funding given the AG for the move from the court to the ancient tower that houses the spirit of the Taotaomonas along cliffline......the AG spent a few dollars probably for one box of staplers too many, one back-up generator too many and a water blaster too many.....

Of course the governor's going to get upset with the AG. How dare the AG want to water blast Pedro's Plaza...after all, if the AG had kept it in the condition it was in, perhaps the folks at FEAR FACTOR could have used it next Halloween in the condition it was in. Why would the AG want to water blast the mold that was on the building. Of course the AG wouldn't be able to sell the machine after it was used, couldn't give it to another agency to use. I liked that the governor was cognizant that there were so many other problems within the government that needed funding but think that if the AG didn't have a place to settle into things would be a lot worse if the crooks were caught but the AG couldn't be found because he didn't have am office.......you may not like the dude, be he's really no peon! You may have no respect for the man but you've got to respect the office!
If the AG doesn't have a permanent place soon, and he decides to stop bring the toys home and stop playing the games, we'll see just how serious our problems can get....then we'll wish we'd've paid more attention to what the man was asking for...and given it to him!

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:16 PM | Comments (1)

CAN SHE DO THAT?

Kimee can be a cop and go to school and get paid at the same time? Who does she know to get such a deal?

According to Mindy-I'm-not-sure-I-like-GPD-Fothergill, GPD's IA has an ongoing investigation and recently promoted,(oh boy, she allegedly did a no-no and she still got promoted?)Kim Santos, former spokesperson of GPD: "surrounds allegations that Lieutenant Santos did not sign leave for time she took away from work to attend school under the Doc Sanchez Scholarship. The Guam Police is not releasing any information about the investigation because it is a personnel matter. Lieutenant Santos was moved from her position as the Department's spokesperson and transferred to the head of the Criminal Investigation Division."
Okay.....so, in my book(I know, you're not interested in what's in my book but I'm going to tell you anyway....), if you're on the time clock and I'm paying you to do my work and you're out doing something else, you're stealing.....something like theft by deception...if you're a cop and you're supposed to be doing PIO work and you're going to college instead......and getting paid to do PIO work.....you're cheating........you should pay back the pay that you took while you were going to school....pure and simple.....she's a lieutenant and she should be giving a good example to other police officers. If the others see that she gets away with going to school and not signing leave, then it's okay for the goose....the gander shall do likewise........if it's true....she shouldn't be allowed to get away with it!

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:02 PM | Comments (0)

GIRL........I'M CONFUSED!

So......were you confused about which person needs identification or what? The one who was killed crossing the street or the one who killed him?

In the webpage article, Mindy Fothergill reports that:"21-year-old Micronesian man died from injuries he sustained in an auto-pedestrian crash that happened Sunday night. Highway Patrol officers say the pedestrian, now having been identified as Machimina Enlet of Sinajana, was crossing Marine Corps Drive toward Island Funeral Home when a vehicle struck him. He was pronounced dead upon arrival to the Guam Memorial Hospital."
Then in the same report she states: "Meanwhile, Highway Patrol investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the pedestrian. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Guam Police Department."
Is this a trick question or what? Do you sometimes wonder what these people are on when they're writing their stories?
I always wonder what the Micronesians are on when they cross the streets, especially when they're involved in an injury or fatality....I'm thinking that where they're from, there aren't many cars and drinking and crossing the streets aren't a problem....here, they are....I wonder how many are injured in Hawaii or places where Micronesian populations are great in number. Drinking is a real problem that they don't seem to be able to handle. They can't drink and drive, they can't drink and walk, they can't drink and behave at parties(they either throw rocks at each other or kill each other) or, they get killed crossing the street. It's really quite sad and something that should be addressed by the officials in Micronesia....if they are concerned about their citizens, that is!
Two deaths because of crossing the street in less that two months is really too many!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:48 PM | Comments (0)

SOMETIMES I WONDER WHAT THEY TALK ABOUT AT THE ROUND TABLE AT PDN

Certainly it's not about the putting pictures on the front page of the PDN of the breaking loosers at DOC so that people would know what they look like!

I heard parts of Ray and Patti's show this morning and realized that my hubby and I weren't the only ones wondering why the PDN didn't bother to put pictures of the dudes who wanted OUT of DOC.....not on Saturday's paper, not on Sunday's paper(the news about who won the Spelling Bee was more important) but today...three days later....I kept waiting to hear if someone was kidnapped or killed since one of the breakers-away is a murderer, another a kidnapper and really have nothing to lose......they can carjack if you're a lone woman on the way to your car in an isolated area or getting into your car in an dark area...all sorts of ways you can be harmed.....but today, you at least have an idea of what the dudes look like.....oh, one of them was caught in the boonies in Dededo.....but.....they don't want you to know who the dude is......why? Don't know....missed the chapter on why you shouldn't know if the smallest of the group or the worst offender is the one caught or wasn't caught....
The only stupid thing I do know is that it was said that this whole search(the second time this week) is costing you-n-me big bucks is because there ain't enough peoples to play hide-n-seek with the escapers and therein lies the overtime fees......that may...or will be paid some time in the near millennium....when your EITC/tax refund is paid.....so the next time there's someone escaping at DOC...don't look for the picture to appear in the PDN until it's history....
A note to the tubers....maybe you can put the pix on the corner somewhere while the anchor is reading the story with the description on the crawl portion of the screen.....just a suggestion....of course!
I think I'll stay indoors with the rott today!

Posted by auntiecharo at 11:07 AM | Comments (0)

March 20, 2005

ROTA.....PALAU....AND DODEA STUDENTS SPELLERS BE

There's an art to spelling....long before the arrival of the computer and the spellchecker...or is that two words....

Congratulations to Nita Elayda from Rota who knows about where the words come from, some of them coming from Greece and France or Germany and for the listening skills...or the skills of how many times one can ask questions or how many times the words can be repeated...congratulations for being able to quiet the demons and the butterflies in the stomach that wouldn't be still as you stood up there on the stage alone to face the pronouncer and the judges...what a brave twelve-year-old you are and how proud we all are that you'll represent us when you stand before the nation.
Congratulations to Jamie Delacruz and Sara Munn for your hard work. You are winners as well. It is a rare group that can add, subtract, multiply and divide without a calculator and a rare group that knows the route from where the words came that one can correctly spell without the help of a spell checker. Be proud of your rare talent!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:30 PM | Comments (0)

HA HA......MORE NON-PRIORITY BILLS FOR EASTER ENTERTAINMENT

Gas prices are going up....who cares? GMH pharmacists can't get along...who cares....three prisoners on the loose....who cares....the speaker of the circus cares for what? He proposes that all idiot govguam agencies put themselves on-line for the whole world to see within 120 days!

You can read the asinine idea on KUAM's website for free laughs ..just look for anything that has legislature or any senator's name on it and you're bound to get a free laugh...only it's not so funny because you end up paying for whatever it is that they're going to spend. You have to wonder what these people drink....better yet, what they smoke...better give me a puff on that before you throw it away...must be good stuff! Can you imagine...the gov's office's phone was disconnected because it's phone bill wasn't paid this month? BUT.....it's on-line? Like that one-way stuff....don't have to answer questions that way, huh? How about Land Management....they haven't had phone service since 19-forgotten....and instead of firing an employee so that they can afford the modern-day service-thingy such as the thing you put against your ear that you can talk into....they have one cell phone.....now that's absolutely dumb and the director actually got confirmed.....is that dumb or what!!! Don't answer cause if you do, you probably work at Land Management and know the answer!!! Can you imagine Land Management having a web-page but not having a phone?
Gads, what does Mark Forbes smoke? Like, doesn't he think it's more important for Doug Moylan to have a real office for more than 60 days at a time....for like maybe 5 years or more?...like maybe a lease or something like that? Being on-line is like having cake and ice cream if you've survived brain surgery at GMH (no...don't even get me started with GMH!!!)
Mr. Forbes, can we just stick to the pot holes? Can we put them on-line and fix them up until they're all fixed up with the good stuff then maybe we can think of putting govguam agencies on-line? Maybe by then we'll have learned to spell and speak English and we won't be such a laughing stock to the whole world!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:06 PM | Comments (0)

JUST LOOK AT WHAT THE CLOWNS THINK IS A PRIORITY!

In the grand scale of things....the clowns think the price of eggs is what your elected officials(I've stopped calling them leaders a long time ago).

According to Andi Atterbery of KUAM (read the article on their webpage): "Bill 54 intends to do away with the stamping of individual eggs, and proposes to take the cost of eggs down with it. Speaker mark forbes explained, saying, "Right now Guam is probably the last jurisdiction in the United States that requires eggs to be stamped individually; this adds to the cost of eggs and its an outdated regulation from a long time ago that has been supplanted everywhere else in the states except here so getting rid of it makes doing business easier but it still protects the health of the entire people of Guam, since the entire box has to be inspected and may actually reduce, by a very small amount the cost of eggs. According to the legislation, as of now, Guam's administrative rules require that the origin of eggs be stamped on each egg individually, forcing egg produces apply an added cost that is eventually borne by local consumers. As much as 10% of the freight on board coast is added to the packaged product cost. "
Now......isn't that just what you want your favorite elected rep to do for you? You don't want him/er to fix the roads, make sure there's enough cops/firepersons employed just incase you need them, a pharmacists working for less than the governor was making and still making enemies of his employees, and terrorizing the doctors by making excuses about drugs being released or not released for sale worldwide as in the case of those used by OB/GYNs...me thinks the clowns are asinine? Does that work in a sentence? Whatever, in plain language, they're thinking process is stupid is as stupid does...I say, let's fix the price of gasoline before we attack what causes cholesterol....Bill 54 should be a filler bill, something that someone daydreams about when all the important stuff this island needs have already been met....but that's in a perfect world and that would mean that we would have real people working at the legislature rather than people pretending to be people......instead of clowns who think Hawaiian wear is going to affect the economy if you wear same once a week......oh god, get me off this soapbox!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:51 AM | Comments (0)

March 19, 2005

C/P OPINION OF A FORMER GOV'S SMILE

"Hope there is at least one more cell available for Guam's former governor.."


"The one known as 'The Big Fish' and touted by his tainted supporters as 'You re Still the One". Others think of him as "Steal the One". Like the Connecticut governor going to the clink the one I'm referring to probably thinks he is immune to being caught. Arrogance has a way of biting one in their proverbial butt sooner or later. Smiling broadly today and not being able to smile the next. Stuff happens..."

Just so you know......there's a comments section to this soapbox....as long as it doesn't turn out like the last message board.....we may be able to keep it running and I won't have to be cutting and pasting!

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:24 PM | Comments (0)

THE AG CAN'T CONTINUE TO PLAY MUSICAL OFFICE

According to the tubers and Andi Atterberry:"The Governor is saying "not so fast" in granting a second emergency declaration to the Attorney General's Office, still without a permanent place to set up operations. Attorney General Douglas Moylan requested a second declaration of emergency to prevent his office from being without a home next week."

I'm thinking that we shouldn't have spent one red cent to move the AG's office to Pedro's Plaza for those 30 'free days' unless we spent the money towards making sure that the move was going to ensure that this AG and others to follow will hold office there until the sign in front of the building fades or falls off. I think it's totally ludicrous(as in stupid)for the AG to be out of the Court building as it is....more stupid to have him moving from one building to another as if he didn't have anything better to do.
The AG's not asking for a handout...not asking for money for himself...he's asking for money so that he can prosecute crooks...so that when the police officers need to find him they know where to look for him....It irks me no end that if the AG was some one else that we wouldn't be having this problem...Doug Moylan is not a brown-noser, not your charimatic politician-roll-over and play dead and shake hands at will sort of person...he's the lawyer version of George Macris and people don't like him but unlike Macris who wasn't elected, we're stuck with the AG who needs an office in order to do his job or the criminals will be walking the streets..
I'm quite surprised that the clowns that promised to support the AG have disappeared....maybe the AG should just do with what he's got til his 30 'free' days runs out then send the police to the governor's office or to the legislature to handle criminals....obviously they don't seem to care that the AG doesn't have a place to call home....funny how they had the time to priortize that we should wear bear the Chamorro Spirit on Fridays and wear orange shell necklaces but didn't make the time to figure out what to do with the nomadic AG tribe.....and we're going to trust them to know where to put the dump? Maybe we can build the legislative building next to it, ya think? Or.....how about next to DOC?

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:10 PM | Comments (0)

DRIVE SLOWLY....PRISONERS ESCAPING!

If it's maximum security, how can three prisoners stashed there escape?

Mindy Fothergill of KUAM had a story on tube news about the three galavanteers who wanted to egg hunt early from the maximum(NOT!!!) security facility at DOC....from her story that you can read on KUAM's website:"Pangelinan, Cruz, and Laguana were all housed at the Maximum Security Facility at the Department of Corrections. Pangelinan was put in jail following a conviction for aggravated murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, hindering apprehension, and possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. He is described as standing 5'9", weighing 190 lbs. and has brown eyes with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a pink shirt."(Could it be he wanted to change his shirt?) I was told he short or cut off somebody's foot....keep your doors locked!!!Doors of all sorts, I'm sure he's not particular cuz I'm sure he's desperate!

Furthermore....Fothergill reports that:"DEPCOR acting director Robert Camacho says an Internal Affairs investigation was launched into how the men escaped. Camacho says there were only two officers on duty to watch the 30+ inmates housed in the Maximum Security Unit. Another officer was also assigned to patrol the perimeter, however he did not see the men escape." Can you believe that in maximum(NOT!!!) security there were only TWO officers watching 30 plus heavy duty prisoners? Kinda like sending two hens to guard a couple of foxes, ya think? Then there's the question....how come it is that Mr. Robert Camacho is still an actor rather than a confirmed director of DOC?
He was given the job at the same time Ishizaki went to GPD. With all the problems that Ishizaki had with his confirmation, he still managed to get confirmed....last I heard, Camacho has nothing but a halo 'round his head and there's still no confirmation....so what possible reason do the clowns have for not having this very capable man have for not confirming him....except maybe for the matter of not being able to keep prisoners in max security in max security and more than two watchers watching 30 or more prisoners.....

Posted by auntiecharo at 04:08 PM | Comments (0)

THAT STONE ON HIS NECK.....WILL IT TEACH HIM HOW TO SPEAK CHAMORRO?

They have a name for the Friday day but I was away and no one remembers what it is....it's not 'mes Chamorro' cuz that's for the 'month' Chamorro...what ever it is, we're back to wearing Hawaiian shirts trying to capture the Aloha spirit 'Guam' style!

So, I heard Travis Coffman talking about wearing his shells and his Hawaiian shirt...shells, guess that's better than the Kokua(sp) nuts that are worn in Hawaii...but then we may be wearing those next week because there are crafters that make those beautiful lei necklaces here that we offer to visitors from America (you know, the CODEL kind-we're also known to give them carved wooden eagles, carved from the PI-oops, blogger off topic!) Okay, so, last night, the tubers had the gov on and he's not wearing shell jewellry(locals pronounce this 'jury') he's wearing a stone, the kind the 'chelu's' wear, the kind the 'defunto' Angel Santos used to wear. If you want to, check it out, there's a picture of the stone and the neck and the shirt in today's PDN....and I wonder two things...if the 'chelus' who wear the stone are complimented that he's wearing the stone(alas, remember the CLTC is in the process of signing over the Ypao point to the aliens and the stone wearers will be rich forever) or if they're concerned that unlike them, the newest wearer of the stone doesn't speak their language.....
Let's not pretend to be Hawaiians for one day of the week. Let's be Chamorros seven days a week. Let's say Hafa Adai every time we answer the Phone, every time we greet a tourist when they get off a plane, enter a bus, enter a hotel, yes, even say 'adios' when they leave us. Let us say, 'Si Yuus maasi' often, let them ask what it means, they'll be happy to learn what it means, it'll be means to interact.
I have a dear friend who howls every time she sees someone from Chuuk dressed in their version of the 'muumuu'...I howl at her naivete....at least they've taken the attire to the next step...they have their own design. If we're going to be colorful Chamorros every Friday, then I suggest we take it to another level, perhaps we can get Radhi's to order textile that has GUAM scenes in the material or the words HAFA ADAI in it...then there's the matua for the women....etc......we're Chamorros....we should be proud of that! Seven days a week!

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:29 AM | Comments (1)

ARE THEY JUST TRYING TO LOOK BAD CUZ HE'S A MAN OF GOD?

I watched tube news last night and don't think that Paul Suba is the sort of cop that would intentionally take guns that would land him in jail.

According to Mindy Fothergill's KUAM: "Captain Suba turned in two unregistered firearms to the Police Department's Evidence Control Section without signing the chain of custody receipt. Suba said he obtained the guns from a local shipping company".
Suba might've been confused about a degree from an on-line university but I don't think he'd be confused about the process concerning the handling of guns, certainly not the kind that would land him in jail...and any news regarding that would just(in my humble opinion) be with the intention to make the man appear corrupt.
I could be wrong(and I have been) but don't think that Mr. Suba will be found of any wrong doing! Just my two cents...of course!

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:16 AM | Comments (0)

March 18, 2005

JERRY RIVERA NO LONGER SMILEY FACE AT NATIONAL GUARD

Not long ago, there was a call to the Big Show by someone who was head of the guard...a very honest man who was about to retire with benefits. He couldn't stand the way things were being run by the smiley man at the top...so much so that he actually sacrificed his retirement and resigned!

Today, K57 reports that Mr. Smiley Face Rivera is no longer head of the National Guard....he'll no longer accompany the governor to those faraway places to give solace to those homesick soldiers in Korea and the states....and now, we'll have to wonder if the man who couldn't stand the 'goings on at the guard' will get his complaints heard by the powers that be...and if he'll have a chance at being reinstated so that he can retire with benefits. His complaints had something to do with the spending of money....guard money....obviously, he didn't agree that it was proper but he couldn't put a stop to it.....so, he got out...could it be that his complaint was finally heard? Interesting what the old people say about karma.....that what goes around.....eventually comes around......alas, maybe next week mr. smiley'll take another chance at the Guam Bar....might be this time he'll be lucky, ya think?

Posted by auntiecharo at 03:44 PM | Comments (0)

THEY'RE SCARED AT THE CIRCUS...SO WILL THE CLTC MEET IN SECRET? AGAIN?

The likes of the CLTC, the Chamorro Land Trust Commission, in case you've been under some rock, has been meeting with aliens over some prime land which overlooks the Tumon.....where the old GMH once stood.

There was supposed to be a big meet at the circus today but some of those peoples were afraid big time and called it off because they feared there'd be trouble.....hmmmm, could it be that it might be because they've been meeting in the dark of night and in secret? Making deals with some of the most precious property the island has to offer? I'm not stupid...I'm all for profit. We need the economic boost but also think that we can meet in public with cameras going and can please the alien and the wants and needs of the Chamorro people to have a place to re-bury their unearthed dead and store that which tells the story of the people in the form of a museum. There is such a thing as a 'win-win' situation....but I seriously don't think that it takes place in some dark room where reporters aren't allowed and freedom of information can be invoked.
Obviously people from the land of Dragons (and money) want to lease it and make the commission of CLTC rich beyond their dreams by building condos, hotel rooms and minimalls, not all the papers were saved while I was away so not sure what the dragon-like building is going to house but understand that little will remind any current and future visitor that this is the land of the tribal Chamorro....missing from the dragon-like structure are the mysterious ..Latte(you guessed it, dragons and latte stones don't match) Stone structures or A-frame type structures that might even match the little chapel not far from the site at the Hilton Hotel...The drawings are beautiful....but they belong on a cliffline somewhere in Taiwan and not at Oka Point or whatever point we're calling it these days....shame on us for being so money hungry that we're willing to sell our souls and culture for images of the dragon and other things Chinese! The Statue at the Airport reigns!

Posted by auntiecharo at 10:31 AM | Comments (0)

March 17, 2005

IT'S HISTORY...BUT...THREE TEENS ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM AT BENAVENTE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND MARIA ULLOA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

In catch-up reading...read that 3 teens, ages 15,16 and 17, were arrested for(insert allegations of mega vandalism at two schools.

PDN reported that the three minors did some mega damage to the two schools and were in altered states of consciousness...as in probably drunk...or...had consumed alcohol. The report said that one of the vandals was attending Benavente Middle School.....betcha he was an unhappy camper!!!
The article also stated that DOE was going to have the parents pay for the damages....I say....that ain't enough! I say.....parade the three sets of parents at the loop-de-loop at 3 0'clock on a Friday double payday afternoon carrying poster boards that read: I RAISED A VANDAL. Then have the parents stand in front of the Micronesian Mall with the same posters for another day or so. When they're through, they can clean both schools for an entire school year....after they pay off the damages their children caused....the punishment should be heavy and public.....if parents were made to pay for the damage caused by their children, they'd be more responsible for the actions of their children.....how many parents know where their very young children are at 8:00 pm......these days, very few do!

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:47 PM | Comments (0)

YOUR RIGHT OR MINE?

I have a right to breathe clean air....inside or outside!

I'm listening to the BS show...the topic is on the issue of smoking in restaurants/bars....while I was away....I enjoyed being with the children and being able to eat out without having to come home smelling like the restaurants here. I enjoy eating out, especially since the nest is empty and there's no reason to cook most evenings...but most times, the decision isn't over what we'd like to eat or where the food tastes best....most times, it's based on where the smoke is at its worst....where the tourists are allowed to smoke almost entirely throughout the restaurant......!
Most women get their hair done, dressed up, wear their prettiest frock only to have to come home and have to shampoo their hair and have to dry clean the dress.....I don't want to be a whiner but do think that if you want to smoke, you should do so somewhere where it can't bother someone who doesn't want to smell like your cigarette!

Posted by auntiecharo at 03:17 PM | Comments (0)

THE COP SERIOUSLY NEEDS TO GO ON A DIET!

Did you see last night's tube news on the chlorine leak in Tumon?

I felt the man's pain....the heat, the incline, the pain, the incline and the winded breath having to direct traffic just behind Tarza because of the chlorine leak....the man I speak of was dressed in a blue uniform....a cop's uniform to be exact.....he had to be about 300 pounds....and I'd say he probably was close to a stroke by the time he was through directing traffic a few hours later....
He might've been one of the lucky cops that got a promotion.....perhaps a promotion and a raise....good on him if he got one...better if he got two....it means he can afford to treat his family to dinner at the Chamorro Village 4 Wednesdays a month....and maybe 3 nights at ICU after an MI.......I didn't make any friends when I called attention to my friend Tom Cruz who was larger than life.....alas, he was angry enough that he actually lost weight...then he stopped being angry and gained it all back....be angry at me if you wish if it means that you'll live long enough to walk your daughter down the aisle when she gets married! Be angry at me enough so that you don't have to havea stupid ventilator shoved down your throat so that you can breathe because you had a massive MI or stroke. Perhaps the cops should use Chief Frank Ishizaki as an example for body size.....he can run after a criminal....most cops, I'm afraid to say.....can't! My sermon for the day!

Posted by auntiecharo at 02:55 PM | Comments (0)

ALAS! THE MAN HAS FRIENDS IN THE NEW CIRCUS!

If you stick around long enough...the circle moves about.....and eventually, your friends come around...and your chances for confirmation come your way.....just ask Rick Blas!

The dude was no friend to the last administration so he was never able to rise to the top....or with any confirmation by those in the circus....so he frowned, sat in the background and did his thing....his friend Raffie stood by him and threw crumbs his way and last night, suit and all, there were smiles all around......seems the sumo-sized Blas with friends 'round him made it to the top.....the smiling almost-doctor Jesse A. Lujan and friends confirmed the dude and the master of the legal gambling lottery will retire with big bucks as the director of customs and quarantine......the guy was patient....waited long enough and will be paid well for the patience....patience is a virtue.....and those who have it....will be paid well! Now....let's see what the faithful Raffie gets for being the faithful friend keeping the seat warm while the master waited for the karma to turn around!

Posted by auntiecharo at 02:48 PM | Comments (0)

CHAMORRO STORE IN SAN DIEGO C/P

HATE THINGS SENT IN CAPS BUT.....HERE GOES!

CHELUS, PETE CEPEDA HAS OPENED HIS CHAMORRO INTERNATIONAL MARKET IN SAN DIEGO IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF OUR CHAMORRO COMMUNITY. PRIOR TO DOING THIS HE AND HIS PARTNERS OPENED UP ISLANDER GRILL RESTAURANT SERVING US THE BEST CHAMORRO CUISINE I HAVE TASTED IN ANY ISLAND STYLE RESTAURANTS. SEVERAL CHELUS I HAVE TALKED TO AGREE WITH ME THAT PETE CEPEDA IS TRULY A PIONEER WHO IS WILLING TO TAKE RISKS
ASSOCIATED WITH OPENING A BUSINESS SUCH AS HIS CHAMORRO INTERNATIONAL MARKET AND WE WILL UNITE AS WE ALWAYS DO AS A COMMUNITY AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO SUPPORT HIM IN ORDER THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO REAP THE BENEFITS THAT HE HAS TO OFFER TO OUR COMMUNITY. IF ANYTHING WE CHAMORROS ARE KNOWN FOR IS OUR COMPASSION TO HELP OUR ELLOW MAN IN TIMES OF NEED AND NOW ESPECIALLY WE NEED TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT PETE.
CHELUS, PLEASE USE WHATEVER METHOD YOU HAVE AT YOUR DISPOSAL EITHER VIA PASSING THIS EMAIL, FLYERS, LETTERS, TELEPHONES, CELL PHONES, PARTIES, BARBEQUES, TO SHOUT OUT TO OUR CHAMORRO AND FRIENDS COMMUNITY - ESPECIALLY ALL THE CHAMORRO ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE SUCH AS THE SONS & DAUGHTERS OF GUAM CLUB, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR
ADVANCEMENT OF CHAMORRO PEOPLE, CALIFORNIA ISLANDER HUMANITARIAN ASSOCIATION,OCEANSIDE AND FRIENDS LANCHON COTPUS ORGANIZATION, AGAT FIESTA CLUB, MERIZO FIESTA CLUB, SINAJANA FIESTA CLUB, INARAJAN FIESTA CLUB, ASAN FIESTA CLUB, UMATAC FIESTA CLUB, SANTA RITA FIESTA CLUB, MANGILAO FIESTA CLUB, BARRIGADA SAN ROKE FIESTA CLUB,
DEDEDO SANTA BARBARA FIESTA CLUB, INLAND EMPIRE CHAMORROS, GUAM COMMUNICATION NETWORK, PROJECT GUIDING LIGHT LEADERS AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS AND OTHER CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE OUT THERE - NOW IS THE TIME TO SHOW OUR CHELUS THAT WE REALLY DO CARE AND THAT WE NOT ONLY TALK THE TALK BUT WALK THE WALK. - PETE, HANG IN THERE CHELU AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS RISK IN ORDER TO BRING THE COMFORTS OF LIFE FROM BACK HOME CLOSER TO US AND THEREFORE DOING YOUR PART IN
HELPING TO PRESERVE OUR CHAMORRO HERITAGE AND CULTURE. CHELUS, DANKALU NA SI YUUS MAASE PARA HAMJO TODOS. SEMPER FIDELIS,
(ALWAYS FAITHFUL)YOUR FRIEND FRANK SALAS - "DJ FRANK, LUKE AND JEFF SALAS OF ISLAND JAMZ" CWO3, U.S. MARINE CORPS, RETIRED
MURRIETA, CALI FORMERLY OF AGAT

Posted by auntiecharo at 12:52 PM | Comments (1)

C/P A SOLDIER DIED TODAY

It's so easy to forget that a soldier fights a war that you and I can have our freedom. Forgive the length of the poem, it's a reminder that there are sons and daughters out there in harm's way dying so that you and I can sit before this screen in air-conditioned comfort and read our e-mail. I hope that you'll say a prayer for a soldier who died today.

A SOLDIER DIED TODAY
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew whereof he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Bob has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a soldier died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It's so easy to forget them,
For it is so many times,
That our Bobs and Jims
Went to battle, but we still pine.
It was not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand,
Or would you want a Soldier,
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end?

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
in the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

~Author Unknown~
Thanks for dropping by; hope you enjoyed this poem and don't forget to pray for our soldiers, wherever they may be!

Posted by auntiecharo at 12:43 PM | Comments (0)

IN CASE YOU'RE INTO EARTHQUAKES C/P

Just in case you want to know where in the world there was an earthquake today, there's a place for you to look, thanks to a special cyber-friend.

A handy dandy link for those interested in earthquakes...when and where.

Our Marianas Islands (Guam included) has it's share of these movers and
shakers.

I dread the thought of seeing the bottom of the Marianas Trench. You know,
like slipping into it...

'Tis a chilling thought to know that IF Mount Everest were to placed on the
bottom of the Marianas Trench that it's peak would still be well below one
mile from the surface of the ocean. Is that deep, or is that deep?

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/


Posted by auntiecharo at 12:39 PM | Comments (1)

IF THERE'S NO MONEY.....HOW CAN WE GIVE HAY STUDY INCREASES?

Grant you.....I want to give the best salaries in order that we can hire the best doctors, keep the best nurses, professionals at GMH....

But, how can we do a Hay Study and give everybody a big increase when we can barely pay the retirement portion for the people we have working at GMH as it is at this writing? I want to pay Marie Halloran's daughter $36.00 per hour to work the ultra-sound machine but I also want Cely Mangrobang to be able to retire at some time in the future. Is the answer to give the money to the new employee and forget the person who needs to retire or is it to take away some of the money from the highly paid salaries such as those sitting at the head of the line such as the director and those directly beneath him such as the Pecinas and the like? Sometimes there needs to be a balancing act and in order for that to happen, one must take away from the heavy and give to the not-so-heavy in order for a balance to take place. We can't continue to not pay vendors when we're paying fat salaries to those that can spend hours on talk shows saying how little money the hospital has.....to pay for sponges and supplies....and what's this about Macris not being the medical director but goes on the radio this morning to say that he's still on board and making more money? What an arrogant statement coming from a person who says that the hospital has no money for this that or the other! Too bad we don't know how pathetic we are!

Posted by auntiecharo at 12:29 PM | Comments (0)

GERRY YINGLING FOUND GUILTY ON BOTH CHARGES NOW FILING FOR AQUITTAL AND RETRIAL

The news isn't news, it's history. Yingling, former GM of the airport was found guilty by a jury of his peers to be guilty of misuse of the airport credit card.

KUAM reported last night that his attorneys are filing for aquittal and asking for a retrial that "defense argues Yingling was deprived of his right to a fair trial when Superior Court Judge Steven Unpingco denied their request to use written jury questionnaires. The questionnaires essentially help attorneys determine whether potential jurors can be fair and impartial. Additionally the defense argues the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence during the trial to prove Yingling committed a crime.
Attorney Thompson has also asked the Supreme Court to rehear an issue that came up before the trial began. The defense maintains the high court overlooked the Guam Law Review Commission's rules for unauthorized us of a credit card. Previously the Supreme Court denied the defense's attempts to have a superceding indictment dismissed despite arguments that the prosecution failed to provide competent evidence to the grand jury." (You can read Mindy Fothergill's entire report on KUAM's website)
Anyway, the fact that there's a quest for an aquittal or a request for a retrial answers the question that there's going to be an appeal and it seems that these may be the means that the lawyers are going to use to do so.

Posted by auntiecharo at 12:17 PM | Comments (0)

THE TACO BELL GUY'S DOING THE 530 NEWS WHAT HAPPENED TO ALICIA?

Had to be away for awhile so missed the Gerry Yingling trial and outcome of the AG's move and guess I missed the explanation of why Alicia Perez is no longer doing the 5:30 afternoon report on K57.

I guess I just find it a bit odd to hear the mad that's now doing the report doing a Taco Bell commercial on another radio station and then catching him doing the news on K57. Not something you'd hear the likes of any real journalists do in the states. Has Valerie Maigee(sp) replaced Perez? She was on yesterday instead of Perez? I note that Guahu si Marissa Eusebio Borja's picture is no longer on the masthead at KUAM, has Perez gone back to KUAM? Have I been gone too long?
In my very humble opinion, I think the very serious Jon Anderson anchoring of the afternoon report imbalances the light heartedness of the big show.

Posted by auntiecharo at 11:45 AM | Comments (0)