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August 22, 2005

LITTLE LEAGUE MAKES GUAM LOOK GOOD

They continue to make the island proud.

Today, the Little League team from Guam played Canada, winning 5 to 0.....on Wednesday, Guam time, they'll be playing Mexico. There's a website that you can visit to cheer them on. You can watch them on ESPN II. I'm not sure what the URL is but think that there's a little league site that you can input messages on that you can post your encouraging messages on.
If you can't find same, e-mail your thoughts and prayers to me and I'll cut and paste them at this site under the 'Pago' page.
In the meantime, Guam team, keep up the good work! We're proud of you! Have a good time and a safe trip home!

Posted by auntiecharo at 11:36 AM | Comments (0)

THOSE QUESTIONS WERE BOUND TO SURFACE!

And.......they have!

Gerard Partido of the Marianas Variety in today's issue writes about the very questions of NWA's flight 74 and how it landed not so 'normally' last Friday. "Accounts of the landing are conflicting, with some passengers noticing nothing amiss during the landing and only being alerted when the aircraft started to skid and smoke began to fill the cabin. Others noted unusual occurrences while still in flight such as the aircraft making a number of passes at the airport before descending for a landing. But according to GIAA, Flight 74 did not report any problems when it called the airport to get a gate designation prior to landing."
Several people saw the plane make passes over the airport as it tried to make its landing. Some airport personnel say that the pilots were trying to 'spend' the fuel while others say that the plane was flying over or near the tower to see if the front landing gear had opened-as in, the tires had come out from under the belly of the front part of the aircraft. I'm assuming that this information would be recorded in the 'black box'.
There's also talk from several people that it was the employees of the Dave Tuncap people that helped the passengers of the aircraft after they got off the aircraft because it took a long time for the rescue people to get to the aircraft and that the passengers had to walk in the heat(can you imagine how hot they were on that tarmac in the afternoon heat...some carrying hand-carry with babies as well some in their senior years?). So...what took the rescue people such a long time to reach the scene, surely the tower realized that the plane was in trouble when it saw that the nose was touching the ground, not to mention there was a call for the use of foam to keep the aircraft from going up in flames.
Funny how well we do in practice and how well we don't do when we're in real situations. We can only thank God that NWA had a good pilot and that the plane landed in one peice and that all lives were saved...in the meantime, me thinks the tower needs to communicate better/faster with the rescue people.....ya think?

Posted by auntiecharo at 11:19 AM | Comments (0)

August 20, 2005

PIO FOR GPSS.......QUIT POINTING FINGERS AND DO YOUR JOB!

So already.....figure out who's suppose to do the job and answer the questions rather than pointing the finger or......find another job!

Sonya Artero had a package in this evening's tube news about Southern High School about the various things that don't work there. The swimming pool looks like it's filled with jello made for halloween, etc. Various other problems were discovered and when she asked Gerry Cruz, the principal about why they weren't fixed/repaired, he told her to ask Jim Underwood of the governor's office why and so she did. Well, he was only tasked to repair the gym floor and told her to ask the PIO of GPSS to find out the reason for the disrepair. Well, instead of doing his job(which I think Cruz is supposed to do), he told her that it was the governor's office that was supposed to be doing the repairs. Like, hello, Gerry, you're like, supposed to find out what the lady needs to know and get the information and like, call her back with the information instead of telling her who to call, like, that's what the hell you're getting that fat salary for, like, right?
Like, I hope you didn't get the increment, like, finger pointing isn't part of a PIO's job description!

Posted by auntiecharo at 06:55 PM | Comments (0)

PIO FOR GPSS.......QUIT POINTING FINGERS AND DO YOUR JOB!

So already.....figure out who's suppose to do the job and answer the questions rather than pointing the finger or......find another job!

Sonya Artero had a package in this evening's tube news about Southern High School about the various things that don't work there. The swimming pool looks like it's filled with jello made for halloween, etc. Various other problems were discovered and when she asked Gerry Cruz, the principal about why they weren't fixed/repaired, he told her to ask Jim Underwood of the governor's office why and so she did. Well, he was only tasked to repair the gym floor and told her to ask the PIO of GPSS to find out the reason for the disrepair. Well, instead of doing his job(which I think Cruz is supposed to do), he told her that it was the governor's office that was supposed to be doing the repairs. Like, hello, Gerry, you're like, supposed to find out what the lady needs to know and get the information and like, call her back with the information instead of telling her who to call, like, that's what the hell you're getting that fat salary for, like, right?
Like, I hope you didn't get the increment, like, finger pointing isn't part of a PIO's job description!

Posted by auntiecharo at 06:55 PM | Comments (0)

GONE.........THE INNOCENCE

The times have changed and with it, the innocence of the young....gone...perhaps forever.

It was on K57's news report yesterday, the report of a Rev-tv host being arrested for sexual conduct between himself and a 15-yr-old, the man(remember, the charges are allegations) is 29....the report also appeared in today's PDN......this afternoon at a party, I had a conversation with a teenager who was upset with the information. He wonders how it is that innocence no longer exists. He told me that he has a close friend that's just turned sixteen who told him that her girlfriend has been sexually active since she was twelve years old. He was bothered that this man, if he was guilty of having sex with this 15-yr.-old should spend time in a jail, that he and others like him were part of the problem that dimmed the light of innocence...perhaps....
Perhaps it's the MTVs, the FHMs, the Victoria's Secrets, the Britanny Spears, the Madonna videos, the kind of movies that we allow our children to see and the lack of parenting skills that exist in the homes of our children.......there is no village raising our children..that the 12 yr-old has had sex is nothing new, twenty plus years ago I worked with a woman who had a daughter who had a classmate who was pregnant at twelve......
It'll be on the news for awhile because this man is on t.v. and if he has a wife or girlfriend, his lawyer will probably get her to stand by him and it'll all be forgotten in a few days and we'll stick our heads back in the sand again until some other teenager gets molested...with or without permission....innocence after all is already lost.

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

August 19, 2005

THANK GOD FOR GOOD PILOTS!

For sure we know NWA has great pilots!

The great spin on the story is that it was a normal landing for Northwest flight 74 Narita to Guam this afternoon....that is if you didn't see how and where it landed...you see, or...you didn't see...the tires that are usually under where the pilot sits.....and....most normal landings don't have the nose scraping the tarmac....nor, the emergency exit doors opening with the bright inflatable orange slides which three hundred and eighteen, to include seven infants deplaned......otherwise, a normal landing that closed the airport some seven to ten hours as powers that be find hydraulic lifts to move the Boeing 747 from its 'normal' landing place so that others can land and take off.(at this writing, they're landing at Andersen AFB and or being diverted to Saipan).
Sadly, NWA doesn't need this days before its mechanic union is about to strike....fortunately....the aircraft is at a place where Continental can repair the damages....don't know if that's allowed-union wise.
The aircraft and its passengers had to have been guided by a brigade of angels because the reported injuries were minor and the aircraft remained intact and though there were sparks as the aircraft made contact with the runway, the aircraft didn't catch fire. This story could have had an ending such as that of the Air Bus that landed in Canada a few weeks ago. I think we have much to be thankful for and think that the pilot and the people in the cockpit worked hard to put that aircraft as gently onto the ground as they did, saving all the lives in that plane. I hope they are recognized for their efforts.

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:02 PM | Comments (0)

FILM WAS SUPPOSED TO BE COMPLETED IN DECEMBER AND GEDCA DOESN'T HAVE IT WHY WORRY ABOUT THE $800K LOAN IT'S ONLY AUGUST!

Heck, we don't pay our valued vendors for years, why worry that our loans aren't paid in a timely manner, ya think?

To quote Marianas Variety's Partido:"By Gerardo R. Partido
Variety News Staff

THE Guam Economic Development and Commerce Authority is looking at the possibility of initiating legal action against the producers of the Max Havoc movie to protect the $800,000 advanced by the government to guarantee the film project.
Andy Jordanou, GEDCA administrator, told senators yesterday that up to now, the producers have not delivered the finished product as promised.
“We still don’t have the film, we just have a DVD. And that’s not even the final cut although we expected that we would have the final version months ago,” Jordanou said during the confirmation hearing for new GEDCA board member Lou Sanchez.
The producers of the movie had promised to complete the film by December 2004 and even discussed the possibility of holding a Guam premiere earlier this year.
The movie was filmed partly on Guam and was touted as a project that would jumpstart a movie and film production industry on island.
As such, GEDCA consented to an $800,000 funding to guarantee the movie’s loan with Detroit-based Comerica bank.
According to Jordanou, he already referred all the files pertaining to the project to GEDCA’s legal counsel.
“I want to see what we can do as a course of action. At the present time, I’m looking at all avenues with respect to the legal ramifications of this. We have $800,000 that is supporting the guarantee and I will do whatever is possible to make sure that we protect that. I already have a plan because the producers haven’t abided by some of the agreements,” Jordanou said.
The newly appointed GEDCA administrator added that he expects a response from the agency’s in-house legal counsel soon. " What the heck's the hurry, it's only August(well, it's really almost September), there's no real hurry, in Guam, there's always tomorrow and the 'plan' of action....
From where I type.....I predict that legal counsel will cost about $800K to collect the $800K and the real winner will be those who got the free trip to paradise for a few days to be driven around by the wide-eyed folks hoping to see themselves in the movies........hmmmmm, didn't GEDCA lose a bunch of monie$ on the loan to the company that was going to teach people how to fix and fly airplane$ or wa$ I just dreaming that?


Posted by auntiecharo at 11:41 AM | Comments (0)

August 17, 2005

THESE ARE SCARY TIMES

Economically.......these are scary times!

Crime will be on the increase...there will be more than just propane tanks being stolen. Gas will be syphoned from your cars when you're not looking, your homes will be broken into for things to be easily sold on the street to pay for higher power and gass bills. Instead of learning how to live using less gas and less power, those who can't afford it will learn how to steal/rob so that they can maintain their lifestyle and we'll end up paying for it.
The gas prices went up to $2.85, for the expensive car, to $3.00 a gallon. Do you see less cars on the road? At five o'clock, there'll be just as many cars lined up as there were when gas was sold at $2.27 a gallon. No one will think of car-pooling because that would save money and that's just not 'cool' in this community....and I'm sure as the sun will rise tomorrow that when Atkins Kroll and Nissan Motors and Tripple J Motors and the likes of them have a big sale on the gas guzzling SUVs that there'll be a throng of people lined up to buy the giants on wheels, never thinking that it'll cost almost $50 dollars to fill the thirsty gas tanks when they're empty.
Will we change our lifestyle as the prices at the gas pump and the bottom line on our power bills increase? We may not be able to walk to work but we can use fans instead of air conditioning and we can use air drying instead of dishwashers, line drying instead of dryers..surely we realize that the shipping lines will also have to pay for increased costs which they'll pass on to the consumer(us) which means everything we buy will be more expensive.
Truly, these are scary times but they're survivable if we're careful and take the time to think things through....the government has to be as thrifty as its citizens.

Posted by auntiecharo at 03:52 PM | Comments (0)

TUMATACHU COMMENT ON 18 HOUSEKEEPERS AT SNF (C/P)

"Ai adai Charo, You have your information backwards. McMillian is the one who placed the housekeeping staff at SNF when his contractor came into the picture. In his move to save money he spent more. You are right about the fact that no matter the situation those housekeepers at GMH maybe in they must be terminated or there would be no savings at all. Only one problem, Mc signed a contract as did the Board. Maybe they can clean Flores' bank.... "
Info was based on the news I heard or read......didn't make it up, I swear!!!! But it's okay, if you think I got it backwards, I'm not known to be perfect and have been known to make mistakes, trust me!

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August 11, 2005

C/P THE LAST AMERICAN KILLED IN ACTION IN WWII

A friend sent this and thought you might want to share his thoughts.

The author is Richard K. Kolb and can be contacted by EMail at
_rkolb@vfw.org_ (mailto:rkolb@vfw.org) .

The article is titled Who Was The Last American Killed In Action In WWII

Post-Treaty -- December 8, 1945, more than three months after peace was officially concluded---U.S Marines fought the final full-fledged firefight with the Japanese at Asan Point, Guam. Snipers ambushed a four-man patrol of A Co., 4th MP Bn., killing three Marines: Lt. Ray W. Atchinson, Cpl. Howard W. Price and Pvt. Herbert E. Ward. Pvt. Robert K. Ross, the sole survivor, was
wounded. But the dubious distinction of being the last American killed in action by the Japanese actually goes to Pfc. William C. Patrick Bates of K Co., 3rd Bn., 3rd Regt., 3rd Marine Div., on Dec 14, 1945. Part of Patrol No. 7, a 16-man squad, Bates was on a five-day sweep of Tactical Area 505 Peter located behind the Asan-Piti beaches in Guam's west-central sector. The search-and-destroy mission for Japanese stragglers was headed for the village of Piti. The squad was moving along a ridge covered with 6-foot-high sword grass when shots rang out at 12:30 p.m. "I was the last man
to see Bates before the shooting," Pfc. Charles E. Kocourek stated. "As I entered about four feet into the grass, the shooting started. The shots came from our right. I hit the deck and counted six or seven shots." Assistant patrol leader Cpl. William W. Culver said, "When the firing started everyone hit the deck," but it ceased quickly. Bates, flank man 10 yards to the right of the column, was the only Marine hit. Fellow patrol members never fired a shot or even sighted the enemy. Perhaps only one or two Japanese staged the ambush. It took 15 or 20 minutes to locate Bates' wounded body---he died approximately 45 minutes later at about 1:30 p.m.
The Alabaman had originally arrived on Guam on Sept. 21, 1944, about a month after the island battle. He survived the Battle of Iwo Jima only to become the last American KIA in World War II. He is buried in Honolulu's Punchbowl, Section 17, Grave Number 178. His hometown public library honored him in 1995."

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KUDOS TO THE 'GIRLS' AT GIRL POWER

Sometimes we have to recognize those who fly under the radar and recognize their talents and herculean efforts!

I think I can recognize Juanita Blaz' voice on any radio station, calling in to advise that her Girl Power place is having a celebration or bazaar, or fundraiser or teaching the girls how to cook or do aikido....she did this when she was pregnant, after she had the baby, during and after the typhoons and now she and the 'girls' are celebrating their third year....the place has moved from one place to three places and I've yet to hear her complain.
I don't know her personally but think that she's the right person to lead a 'girl' movement. Girls like Juanita Blaz and Denise Mendiola make Chamorro women proud.
Congratulations Girl Power! Happy Anniversary....I hope that the readers of this webpage call 688 4752 and offer your services lots of donations in money or in-kind services so that the coming year can be a smooth and happy one for all the girls that come to learn that it can be fun and exciting to be a girl and that when they grow up, can and will be leaders of the island.

Posted by auntiecharo at 11:35 AM | Comments (0)

August 10, 2005

KUAM REPORTS THERE'S ALMOST ONE HOUSEKEEPER TO ONE PATIENT AT SNF FACILITY

Go figure....we're broke so we're spending taxpayer funds like it's going outta style!

Someone at K57's website said that: "Peter John C, the actg administrator of GMH was:"shocked everyone by saying to Sen Lou that every GMH employee was critical to the hospital's operation. The skilled nursing facility was not overstaffed. All the reorganization plans of MacMillan have been ended. Now you know why the Chamorro Nation was opposed to MacMillan and the current board, but they love Peter John and want him to the the permanent GMH administrator."
So, Tubers report that there are approximately 18 pushing brooms and mops at the SNF(skilled nursing facility at Barrigada Hts) that over flowed from GMH because the former admin outsourced the housekeeping duties to Monty MCDowell's(sp) people which the gov(nice haircut) claims he didn't sign(can this mean he isn't in agreement with the outsourcing and means to revoke same because, A., it's not cost saving? B., he wants to bring the moppers and broom pushers back from the land of taotaomonas, duhendes and wild boars back to the over crowded GMH?(only the hair dresser knows for sure!)
No matter how desperate the personal situations these housekeepers are in, if the hospital can't afford to have them employed, they must be terminated or there was really no real emergency at GMH after all!

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:30 PM | Comments (1)

August 09, 2005

I SAW THE FIRST CARL COMMERCIAL

It started with 'Si Yuus Maasi Si Carl'..........running mate to be advised!

It pays to watch tube news.......the commercials sometimes have more substance than the news.......tonight, one commercial did......the one that said thank you in Chamorro from Carl Gutierrez....kinda vague the thank you in that it didn't exactly say what it was thanking 'you' for.....lots of happy faces, lots of hugs.....he didn't age, didn't seem to lose any hair.....it wasn't a short ad which meant that there's money already in some war chest........the battle having started early.........this having been said, it'll cost some big bucks to run against the man if he's running for Adelup if he's already got the bucks to start a campaign this early in the game, ya think?

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

WE'RE FOLLOWERS, NOT FASHION SETTERS

We have to be copy-cats just to catch up with neighboring islands!

The other night, Kiko and I were channel surfing....Palau had a beautiful ad on CNN that made us want to rush out and clean up our diving gear and make plans to dive Palau again. The ad was beautiful and know that people far and away would be lured and enticed by the ad to visit the island. Good on Palau for having the foresight to place ads(albeit expensive) on CNN to capture the travelling market....
Today, I was surfing the net on some info on Abramoff and lo and behold......discovered that the CNMI has a yellow page add on the worldwide net that has phone numbers for everything from agriculture to: "Enjoy A Holiday In The CNMI About the CNMI Getting To Saipan, Tinian and Rota Hotels & Resorts Tours, Cruises & Adventures Golf Courses Shopping In The CNMI Visit Managaha Island Scuba Diving
Windsurfing Weddings In The CNMI Deep Sea Fishing Island Music Of The CNMI " I thought, surely, Guam had its own yellow pages....surely!!!!! And, tried typing in several versions of URLs and of course.....didn't come up with any hits because.............no one here is smart enough for something as simple or as inexpensive as the purchase of a yellow page ad on Verizon ad or a webpage that would list information for someone who wanted such information readily available on-line........so, once again, this sleepy little island lives up to its name........sleepy, lethargic and a follower in things technical....such a pity, such a shame......
Congratulations, CNMI....your ad makes us look ,gagu yan mudoro! Keep up the good work!

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August 06, 2005

THEY STOOD THEIR GROUND AND SHOWED SOME SPINE!

The next time the legislature is called for an emergency session, you should watch how relentless some senators have become about not throwing your money into the wind!

Kudos to you, Joanne Brown, and to you, Bob Klitzki, and to you, BJ Cruz (for asking about the shiny SUVs that's on loan to Adelup from GPD). Thank you for staying the course and asking the hard questions and for staying focused on how and where the money to bail the hospital was/is going to come from and why it was suddenly the situation was suddenly declared an emergency when the victim was breathless years ago.....certainly months ago when the vendors and the American Red Cross stopped allowing charges for services or supplies from being made........
There were three long days of relentless questions from Joanne Brown and Bob Klitzki and BJ Cruz who would not let the people from the administration skate by with the 'I'll get back to you' replies. They would no longer be satisfied with these replies and didn't mince words at their displeasure about being called in for a 'manufactured emergency'. There were actually questions that no one from the administration seemed to want to answer and at one time, Andy Jordanau used the term 'moving forward' five times consecutively, as if his responses were rehearsed. I was embarrassed for the man who used to run one of the island's largest, most respected banks. He is totally clueless to what's going on and had absolutely no idea about how or where the money was going to be found to help solve the problems at the hospital....pity...all he coult think of was...'moving forward'....probably wishing that Joanne Brown would do just that!
The more the questions were asked, the more was uncovered that perhaps money was available and that perhaps funds could have been given the hospital earlier and bit by bit, the senators would discover that money that could have been given to the hospital was given to other agencies that didn't need it as urgently as the hospital did/does....and now, you know it too after the three-day telethon...
I'm not campaigning for Joanne Brown or Bob Klitzki but based on how they represented my thoughts on how funds should be handled.....I sure would like to see them get re-elected....
There were some looney toon characters there........like the one that said....let's give them the money today and figure out what's wrong tomorrow or ask questions tomorrow or something to that tune........but then, he's a newbie....what does one expect from a newbie?
You owe it to yourself.....Channel 61 the next time the legislature's in session, better-n the Discovery Channel!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:07 PM | Comments (0)

August 03, 2005

AYE ADAI FELIS, YOUR SON KNOWS HOW TO BUILD A WEB PAGE, HE HAS HIS OWN

So, Champy, ask your dad for a few bucks and build him a web site outta XANADU, it's be too cool! You been holding back, dude, your dad needs your expertise!

Yeah, the top gun should have hired a few FD duded to put him a webpage, most of those junior and seniors have webpages of their own, some even have pages in different languages. I can't believe that the governor hasn't found in all these years(since he's been in office) the resources to put together a good webpage for his office using his office staff and if he didn't have good resources, why he didn't use those at UOG. Sorry, but I have to agree with today's official birdcage liner(the canaries love PDN the most....Maybe now that they'll be moving into the Mansion, they'll be somebody that knows how the computers work and someone who knows how they work will show the governor how to build a website...just in time for the next election......would really be sad if it was just in time to move back to Tamuning, huh?
One good thing, though.........at least the kids will at least have had one Christmas at the home of the people of Guam.........thank you LORD!Pastor Dale and friends will be there for brunch and we'll have sunrise services. It'll be beautiful....wonder if Kaleo and Julie will be their with their children......oh how time flies when one is having fun, eh?

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:53 PM | Comments (1)

August 02, 2005

MESA.....SABLAN.....ALLEGED KILLERS

Can't blame outsiders for murder this time.....

You can read all about it in tomorrow's fish wrap or on KUAM/K57's website.........the names of those who allegedly beat the breath out of a Korean man who chose to live on this island.
I wish I could say that the men who allegedly killed the man were old and mean and that the world had mistreated them and that maybe their hearts were turned to stone....instead, the men are said to be between the ages of 24, 26 and 31.....mere lads.....time to live good lives, time to have families of their own, raise good children, contribute to this community....now, we pray that there is a just God that they get what they deserve and that in this life or the next, they get to feel the pain that they caused that man and his family to feel.
I salute the men and women of the Guam Police Department for solving this crime as quickly as they did. I hope that others in the community recognize GPD's efforts as well! Good work, GPD!

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:37 PM | Comments (0)

SHEIH WANTS ACTION

Yeah, and people in hell want ice cream!

I wondered how long it was going to take the good Dr. Tom Sheih to get on the gov's back over hospital issues since he was named GMH Medical Director(not sure what the title is, but it's an important one), anyway, he and his band of merrymakers were on the tube ranting and raving that the hospital financial woes and that it needed help STAT!
C.Ridgell of KUAMnews quotes Dr. Sheih:"Dr. Thomas Shieh says that if it requires the help of the Legislature he would like to see all politics be put aside and all parties involved put to work. "Call these people into emergency session get it done because we like to go back and take care of patients we're not politicians we don't play politics," But, the gov, according to the report, says that he's already donated $26M and that:"the real answer to the Hospital's problem is one that the Legislature can solve using its authority to appropriate money. "Although the Hospital is an autonomous authority or agency that there needs to be a direct supplement to this now that can only come from a dedicated funding source."
Ya nai, gov, but after ya gave those folks tha increment and tha promotions, there's no more money in the cash register and you can call the legislature into emergency session and there will still be no money....aye adai, maybe we should have a golf tournament or telethon to raise money?

Posted by auntiecharo at 07:25 PM | Comments (0)

WHEN GOOD PEOPLE MAKE BAD CHOICES

As must happen to all of us, there are mountains and there are valleys. Sometimes you're the fly, sometimes, you're the windshield.

Yesterday was not a good day for Dr. Vivien Batoyan-Sagisi. That she wore black to her sentencing said volumes to what she must have been feeling. There will be those who say that justice must be served and perhaps six months behind bars somewhere in a Phoenix desert is that for having made a bad choice.(It's reported she made it twice) A thousand hours of community service isn't punishment, although her picture doesn't appear in newspapers, she's known to give to the community. I think that the six years of managed probation will probably be the most inconvenient, but then that's part of the distribution of justice. As well, one can't be sure what kind of blow this will make on her profession as a doctor and the cynical will say that she should have taken this into consideration, alas! In a perfect world, there is time for such things!
This isn't a perfect world and Dr. Batoyan-Sagisi isn't a perfect being...perhaps instead of judging the doctor, we can view her as one who is climbing one of life's mountains(yes, we all have them from time to time... Many will refer to these as 'lessons'). Let's wish her Godspeed and hope that there's healing and growth and some mental relaxation, if not joy at this place that she must spend time away from her family at...Richard Nixon said,"The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."
Hopefully, others will learn the lesson from her example and escape the awful and sad climb to the top....

Posted by auntiecharo at 06:49 PM | Comments (0)

August 01, 2005

THANK GOD FOR HELPFUL AND GENEROUS PEOPLE....

OR, our children would be returning to unpainted, unrepaired schools. I hate to say this but this government knows that if we have these telethons and beg by the streets and or on t.v., people will reach into their empty pockets and will think they're helping these children(and they know they are).

the very people that are asking are many that haven't put their own hands into their pockets to give their share. They come to the mike and ask for funds but few actually give their own personal money.....it's like the governor and wife and all those thousands of air miles they have.....how many of those miles have they given away to someone who needs same to get to a

The very people that are asking are many that haven't put their own hands into their pockets to give their share. They come to the mike and ask for funds but few actually give their own personal money.....it's like the governor and wife and all those thousands of air miles they have.....how many of those miles have they given away to someone who needs the miles to be medivaced to the PI or the US.....The first family and most directors and or cabinet members have flown so many times that just on flown airmileage alone, we could probably not have to pay for anyone tickets for months...perhaps years!...........but we don't seem to be making any offers in that direction..............likewise the telethon........first, we give the increments, use up whatever funds left we have to operate the school.............then we go public and let the taxpayers fund what they've already paid for in taxes.........and we smile and pretend that they don't know they're paying twice or three times for the system.........We're supposed to look up to these people because they're doing something for the children.........alas, if the government were being operated properly, there would be paint on the walls, lawnmowers working on grass growing, textbooks in desks and airconditioning in classes. No rocket science here. But....we can't give increments in the middle of a drought, pay the retirement fund inorder that the retirees can retire before they die and then think that we'll have enough funds to properly operate the school. We're stupid.......the hope foundation ia a bandaid attempt to stop the bleeding and I take my hat off to those trying to stop the bleeding..........they think they only need $100,000! That is spent in the blink of an eye.........so for the group staying up late tonight.........you get 'a' for effort.......
Wonder what the governor's golfing buddies are going to donate?

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