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March 22, 2007

IT TAKES GUTS TO RUN COMMERCIAL PORT

The challenge for Montel Mess' protege, Brie Beebee to take over the port began when he (Brie) discovered the portees(like, employees) dinna wanna have him as their bossman......

Then, the media got involved and decided to FOI the FOI and get the FOI (like the truth and nothing but the truth on Brie's background) to see if he be the man for the job.......Montel said he hand-picked the protege....the best amongst the best.......but darn, must've been something they be hiding because a member of the media invoked the freedom of information act and got the door closed on their face......hey, like, there's more than one way to skin that damn kat! He don't be working here yet and we don't be having his infotel....I mean, resume, not like continue, but like the written history of his job experience. All of a sudden, we ain't got permission to be asking why the man be gonna paid $90,000.....see, like if we saw that he oversaw the building of or managed the Burg al Arab, (7 Star hotel) in Dubai..or some other great feat......so, that FOI thingy became the first dead fly in the ointment......Montel says he hadn't accepted the job but friends who have friends say that Brie wuz at the job....working free ain't bad, these days, check some of those teachers out, half of them don't get a full salary, so the dude's a good dude to work for free, ya think? But, being on the job didn't impress the masses(as in 'en masse') A bunch of them decided that he not be the chosen one and today, without too much fan fare, Brie decided not to take the position, even if his mentor told the press for people of Guam to 'put up or shut up'...........hey adai, they only wanted to know what the guy had in his experience that was a good enough reason for a defunct government to pay such a high salary. It's moot.........the dude ain't gonna take the job and Montel and friends are going to have to go shopping again.........let's see if the next one will receive $90,000 and if his/er resume will be beyond FOI!
Now, if Brie is lucky, he can go back to where he was working and they'll take him back with open arms, just like Guam Visitor's Bureau did for Ernie Puppy who left the bureau for greener pastures at GTA......when that didn't work out......his friends bailed him out and brought him back to the fold.........awe, isn't that sweet? Not all employers are so eager to bring back quitters, but Great GovGuam will employee just about anyone, ex-convicts and all.
Hmmmmm, maybe Ernie Puppy can go to the port, they liked him at most of the places he worked before GTA, maybe he'll take the job for a few dollars less, even.

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:37 PM | Comments (0)

PUT LOCAL SITUATION IN COMIC BOOK FORM AND MAKE MONEY

I'm sure a few in D.C. would love copies of the comic books. In that form, the getting-worse-situation will be funnier, they can get their laughs.....then get to work on repairing what we've wrought!

The following is cut and pasted from today's Marianas Variety, as reported by Gerardo R. Partido. He talks about the situation at our school system. Read on and wonder (like me) how we allowed all of this to happen right before our very eyes! Truly, the dumb ones are those who enable the situation to continue. Perhaps in a comic book, it will make us appear as living in a place where there's a Keystone Government and where children's needs are places where empires can be built.

"By Gerardo R. Partido
Variety News Staff

THE deficit facing the Guam Public School System can be attributed to the bigger payroll that GPSS has at present, the Office of the Public Auditor concluded in its latest report released yesterday.
According to OPA, employee count trends in fiscal year 2007 show steady increases per pay period since September 2006, the end of FY 2006.
As of February 2007, OPA said 120 additional employees had been added to the GPSS payroll since September 2006, from 2,999 to 3,119.
Labor costs for the pay period ending Feb. 17, 2007 like-wise increased by $120,991, or 2 percent, compared to labor costs for the pay period ending Oct. 14, 2006, the first payroll in FY 2007.
The actual payroll data provided as of February 2007 shows GPSS salaries and benefits are generally consistent with the cash drawdown schedule that OPA provided to the GPSS superintendent and the Department of Administration.
However, OPA pointed out that the public school system is faced with a $42.1 million deficit and $53.4 million in liabilities as of FY 2005.
Had GPSS not incurred additional personnel costs, OPA said more money could have been used to pay down the deficit, as well as meet current operational needs.
OPA said the public school system deficit is the cumulative effect of expenditures exceeding revenues.
From FY 2002 through FY 2005, GPSS overspent budgeted expenditures by $23.2 million, but also received $19.6 million less than budgeted revenues.
OPA said public school system expenditures for personnel and utilities exceeded budgeted amounts by $6.6 million and $16 million, respectively.
Comparisons of actual labor costs from Sept. 20, 2003 and Feb. 17, 2007 indicate that GPSS has increased its labor costs by $1.2 million, or 26 percent. Part of this increase has been attributed by OPA to the following:
* The increase in government retirement contribution rates from 18 percent in FY 2003 to 22.94 percent in FY 2007;
* The reinstatement of salary increments by Public Law 27-106 in FY 2005;
* The pay adjustments granted to teachers, principals, and administrators in FY 2007; and
* The increase in the number of locally funded employees by 204, or 7 percent, from 2,915 as of the pay period ending Sept. 20, 2003, to 3,119 employees as of the pay period ending Feb. 17, 2007. "

Does it make you wonder why Juan FLores was fired? Why Nerissa Shafer(sp) wasn't hired to super-intend the system? They were far too strong and could stand up to those who have empires within the system. I'm thinking it's time to do a little(actually, a lot) sweeping....pretty soon, Uncle Sam's going to get tired of the mess we keep making and put a stop to all their generous donations......then those nuts can have reason to carry the signs....because, if the Feds stop paying everytime we mess up, a few nut cases will become paranoid(or are they already paranoid?) and carry even bigger signs.

Man, we really do have to put a top to what's going on at GPSS....they haven't even tried to cut costs.

Wonder what this island would be called if we were to be 'discovered'..........the last time, we were called the island of thieves.........perhaps we could be called the island of coconut heads? (That's an insult to the coconut, I take it back!)

Posted by auntiecharo at 09:26 PM | Comments (0)

March 20, 2007

THEY TALK LIKE THE EMPIRE BUILDING AT GPSS IS A NEW THING....WHERE HAVE ALL THOSE OSTRICH BEEN?

Darn.....I thought everybody knew about the great pyramid of power at GPSS.........long time and now it appears to be frontpage news that there's actually a bunch of lowlife that call the shots! Not news, boys and girls....'tis history!

Unless you were born yesterday or have had your head under a rock(and many of you have).........there's been several levels of power at GPSS....and you can confirm this based on the frequent turnover of superintendents.........Juan Flores didn't kiss ya know what and he's fired at dawn! The powerful find a way to get the weakest link appointed to the top so that they can use him as a door mat....pathetically(sp), he lets them......a bit masochistic but he gets a good salary so why not?
The dodo that can lie and look into the camera has so many strings pulling him (he's a puppet) that he's beginning to believe his lies...yup, we're doing our best, we're only interested in our children....I mean your children...
Ms. Nerissa Shafer(sp) was perfect....a lady, spoke English and didn't make up stories for the media....was a 'no no'.......she has too many principles and the empirical couldn't stand to have her hold a high position....hell, she might do her job so well and the school would run properly that they'd lose their jobs.....so....they got rid of her................
I ask you.......look back a few years.....who are the players that surface everytime there's a problem and money's short........hmmmmm, heard that the man who wrote the check for the Liberation Day Queen contest is actually back at his old job.........
Let's see if Peter Ada and Joe San Agustin have the spine to shake the tree of its monkeys......I'm betting no.....bet you are too!
And.......until these empire people die or move to Vegas......it'll be 'same o, same o', at GPSS.
Dumb us....we think that we'll find out what's wrong if we spend $250K on an audit. I'll do it for free.....get rid of the monkeys and their friends/cousins and run the school the same way the private schools run theirs........with the children's interest at heart.
And some darn fool thinks it's all going to be okay because he's going to boil 9,000 eggs for the kiddies to hunt for........maybe they should spend the money on fixing the air conditioners....ber than than a trampled-on egg!

Posted by auntiecharo at 11:39 PM | Comments (0)

THEY'LL NEVER PASS THE LITMUS TEST....IT'S US AGAINST THEM, NO MATTER WHAT!

Once we've made up our mind that we're going to be in control of who, where, when, how and how much the Moving Marines are handled......no one else will ever be right.....about anything!

Listening to the Big Show this afternoon was kinda sickening. So many people calling and whining and complaining about the damn military this and military that! Seems the likes of some big wigs(or maybe even not so big) are coming to Guam during Holy Week.....you see, it's something like they work and it's the only time they might be able to 'fit' Guam into their schedule. The Biggies want to give the Guammies a chance to talk-talk about how they feel about the Marines, or whatever it is that's coming with them.
So instead of sitting back and saying....darn, they're actually coming to Guam to listen to what we have to say........they're all complaining about the fact that the Biggies are going to be here on Holy Thursday and can only conduct the meeting/talking/grip sessions that evening.
So.....on Holy Thursday night, some high big wig of the Catholic church will be asked to be humbled enough to wash the feet of Archie at San Ramon Hill. It's a ritual about humility, etc....don't even let me get theological......the people that will be at that very moving ceremony are not those that will attend the whine and complain session. They are confident that things will work out and just like before, 20,000 more people will mix with the population and you'll never know that there were signs up asking them(Yankees) to go home.....the people who are really into the Holy Week ceremonies aren't your run of the mill whiners.....they probably don't even listen to talk shows or get involved with the Chicken Littles of the island.............the hypocrites, however, call the talk shows and whine and complain that poor them are going to be burdened because those damned D.C. Biggies dare to come to Guam during Holy Week.
Poor souls, those DC'ers, they can't win for losing.
The whiner/complainers get mad because they aren't included and when they are included, complain about the time and date.......can't please a damn one of'em.......
But.........the complainer/lawmakers sure don't return that sacred Section 30 money..........which of course will increase when there are more military deployed here........
It's a little confusing trying to figure out why adults....with education....can act like little kids....it's no wonder the feds don't want to include the locals in their plans.....who wants to be blasted for just wanting to meet and greet for a few hours.
I dare say.....not a one of those who complained to Coffman of the Big Show will be at Church instead of the meeting........it's just an excuse....they want their cake and eat it.......and it look like they's gonna do both......
Locals need fed bucks..........better be nice....be real hard if Unc Sam decided to get stingy on us whiners!
Otherwise, Ms/mssrs hypocrites.......quit your bellyaching....if you're insulted that the feds can only meet with you on H.Thursday.......then don't go! Believe me, ya won't be missed!

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

CAN'T THEY JUST WAIT TILL THEY GET OUT OF A MOVING VEHICLE TO DRINK THAT GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE?

We're sinking faster and faster into oblivion financially and instead of worrying about getting some real answers to the chaos, we're introducing bills that allow drinking alcohol in a moving vehicle, is that dumb or what?

Marianas Variety reports that Sen. A. Palacios; "NEWLY wed couples may soon be able to have that first glass of champagne together as husband and wife in a limousine en route to the wedding reception.
Sen. Adolpho Palacios, D-Ordot/Chalan Pago, introduced Bill 67 which seeks to apply existing rules and regulations from the “On Sale” Guam Code Annotated to a law passed in the 28th Guam Legislature.
“This bill would do nothing more but link the current rules and regulations that apply to ‘on sale’ liquor license to the mobile liquor license. The mobile license bill was passed early on in the last legislature,” said Palacios. “It would allow for the consumption of alcoholic beverages, like wine and champagne, in a limousine or chartered van.”
Okay, so since we're enticing people to drink in moving vehicles and dis-allowing others to drink in their moving POVs.......how about if we charge a huge amoung of money for that license? We seem to be going way out of our way to promote alcohol....so why don't we charge big time to make it available, likewise licenses for those who sell cigs to minors....I don't know how I lucked out with the two children's not needing to look 'macho' or 'machisma' by smoking while standing outside K-Mart after school. I think we should take a few of pictures of how ugly those 'hot' girls look while they're puffing away and place it next to the glamour ads that appear in print from time to time. Maybe if they saw how pathetic they appear with that ugly cigarette dangling from their mouth(which will have lines from the top of their upper lip to their nose when they're about 25 and those crow's feet lines by their eyes caused by their desire to be 'in'............
Yeah, we're not balance the budget, those COLArites aren't gonna get their dough.......why not introduce dumb bills so you can look like you're doing something.....even if it's wrong!

Posted by auntiecharo at 01:40 AM | Comments (0)

March 12, 2007

THEY MUST REALLY HAVE FEARED THAT HE WAS GOING TO WIN...ENOUGH TO HAVE USED SUPERIOR COURT FUNDS TO SHAME HIM OFF THE BALLOT

Now we will see if there's really such a thing as, 'what goes around....comes around....beter known as the laws of compensation.

The following is cut and pasted from today's on-line page of the Marianas Variety. It speaks much of desparation and what people do when they're desparate.
I have to compliment Gina Tabonares' work. She's quite a journalist....Although this article doesn't include anything from KUAM, I also comment Mindy Fothergil who is relentless when it comes to the house that Jack built.


By Gina Tabonares
Variety News Staff

FORMER Guam Congressman Robert Underwood, who ran for the gubernatorial seat twice, had his suspicions confirmed that he was, indeed, a “victim” of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Underwood has been vindicated after Congress released a copy of Abramoff’s list of clients which included services rendered by the lobbyist for Guam officials who worked against Underwood’s gubernatorial bid.
While it’s been known for some time that Superior Court Judge Alberto Lamorena was the “mastermind” in contracting the services of Abramoff and directed former court administrator Tony Sanchez, documents show how the court also used judiciary money for politics.
Judge Lamorena and Sanchez paid Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff’s lobbyist firm, to help them win a turf fight over who would control the reigns of Guam’s judicial administrative power.
But aside from lobbying for the Guam Judicial Empowerment Act, Judge Lamorena, through Sanchez, also tapped the services of Abramoff not only to block Underwood’s judiciary bill but also to hurt the reputation of the former congressman.
They went to the extent of contacting a global news agency, United Press International, or UPI, to syndicate a damaging story about Underwood.
In his Oct. 6, 2002 letter to Abramoff—Sanchez, citing an instruction from Judge Lamorena--asked him if there was any national media that might be interested in a story involving Underwood and his affair with a woman.
“Any national media interested in a story on a U.S. congressman (Bob Underwod) who had an affair with a woman who was shot by her husband 10 years ago. Now the court case file is missing. Judge was BJ Cruz. The grand jury tapes are available for review via judges orders…Nothing has ever run. Need media to open files. KUAM seems reluctant,” Sanchez stated in his letter to Abramoff.
The lobbyist replied: “We could get UPI to do an item. Get me the facts in one page.”
Underwood told Variety that UPI released some sort of story in 2002.
Franking case
Besides indications that Abramoff worked for the Republican team of Ada-Camacho in the 1998 election, dirty tactics against Underwood when he ran against Camacho and Moylan in 2002 were also confirmed in the Greenberg Traurig’s records of clients.
Underwood lost the 2002 election to Felix P. Camacho because of the mass distributed flyers from Mississippi alleging that the Democratic gubernatorial candidate was anti-Filipino.
When Underwood distributed letters to Filipino voters on Guam, it was used as the basis of a franking case filed against him in Congress.
Filed by one Ryan Slater, the complaint cited that the former Congress delegate, under his frank, mailed to Filipino voters on Guam a letter including enclosures of his picture taken with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Underwood told Variety that he knew all along that the anti-Filipino flyers and the franking case were prepared by the same group, but it was difficult to get evidence to prove his suspicions.
Greenberg Traurig records show that one of the firm’s staff, Jane C. Gumbrewicz, spent almost four hours drafting a complaint for misuse of House franking laws on Aug. 22, 2002. She charged Guam Superior Court $563.10 for the work.
On the same day, Jon W. van Horne prepared the draft franking complaint and charged $1,198.85 for the three hours he did spent on the demolition job against Underwood.
The complaint filed before the chairman of the U.S. Congress Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards alleged that Underwood used the letter to solicit political support for his candidacy in the Sept. 7, 2002 gubernatorial election.
Judicial bill
The Guam judicial independence bill, also known as H.R. 2400, was first reported out of the House resources committee on July 14, 2004, and later passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 13, 2004 before it was sent to the Senate for consideration.
It was based on a local law authored by former Sen. Randall Cunliffe, whose major amendment not just establishes the judiciary as an independent branch of the government of Guam, but also clarifies that the Supreme Court of Guam shall have appellate and administrative authority over all inferior courts on Guam, thereby effectively establishing a unified local judiciary.
The language of H.R. 2400 is based upon previous legislation introduced by Underwood in the 105th, 106th, and 107th Congresses.
Underwood’s judicial bill was a major project of Abramoff’s firm since day one of their lobbying contract with the Superior Court of Guam.
Greenberg Traurig staff professional services started on March 8, 2002 with discussions with Senate Republican leadership on how to block Underwood’s bill.
Almost every day, Greenberg Traurig senior director Michael Williams’s strategized against Underwood bill. There were occasions when they would get congressmen’s help in delaying consideration of the proposed legislation and spend a remarkable amount of money for dinner and lunch just “to ensure that the Underwood bill is not considered on the House floor.”
Underwood recalled those trying times in Congress, saying that he felt that there were people who preoccupied themselves with killing his judiciary bill.
“They haunted me politically,” he told Variety.
The orchestrated opposition against Underwood’s bill succeeded as reflected in the Greenberg Traurig professional services record stating that on Nov. 27, 2002, Williams met and thanked a Congressional staffer for “his help in defeating the Underwood bill.”
This was also confirmed by Howard Hills’ attorney, Carol Elder Bruce, who informed the Guam Judiciary that Abramoff actually won the turf fight for the Superior Court for a period of time until public revelations about the lobbyist’s involvement in the lobbying forced a reversal.
Investigation
Underwood said now that records show how people’s money was used to destroy other people, the investigation should continue to look deeper into the role of Abramoff in Guam.
“It is sad and disgusting. We should spare no effort to make sure that this will not happen again. If Abramoff was not indicted, this would have not come out in the open and this would continue to happen. People should demand a full investigation of Guam’s link with Abramoff,” he told Variety.
Underwood said Judge Lamorena’s role in the issue “shows that there are people who get attracted to power and they will do everything to hold onto the power that they have.”
He said it was unfortunate, saying that he has known the presiding judge since they were in high school.
“We should support Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo’s initiative to ask for this inquiry so everything will come clear and we will find out who was really involved with Abramoff,” Underwood concluded.

Wow, using taxpayer funds from a court no less to get rid of a candidate....but....there's no shame and and I predict that absolutely nothing will happen....justice will not be served. The Spaniards called us a bunch of thieves, bet if they discovered us today, they'd have to include 'coniving' in the same sentence....oh, include shameless in there as well....we are surely a shameless bunch! What's really awful is that we continue to allow it to happen over and over and over again!

Posted by auntiecharo at 08:54 PM | Comments (0)

March 09, 2007

THERE SEEMS TO BE NOT ENOUGH PAIN IN THE NEWBY FAMILY

Now we know what can happen to good people whan bad things happen to them.

KUAM's webpage reports that Johny Newby, 47, the father of Jeromy Newby, a 15-yr-old who died due to injuries sustained while at Southern High School by another teenager.

Newby is the father of the late Jeromy Newby, the Southern High sophomore who was brutally beaten at the Santa Rita campus last October. Jeromy's story shocked and saddened our tightly-knit island community, coming to a tragic and heartbreaking ending when, after being in a coma for more than ten weeks, Jeromy died on January 5 due to complications with his injuries.
KUAM reports that: "This is the second time Newby has been arrested this year. On February 14 police arrested the Talofofo man after he was removed from a public school campus after allegedly getting into a verbal argument with school officials. "This is the second time Newby has been arrested this year. On February 14 police arrested the Talofofo man after he was removed from a public school campus after allegedly getting into a verbal argument with school officials. "
He is now in jail after a search that revealed he was in the possession of ICE and was under the influence of alcohol and drugs...not to forget he was driving under the influence of same. He was booked and confined.

It's easy to gather the news, report it and even make a sensation over it, but what of the deeper issue, that the man mourns the loss of a son. Who can just get a life back after watching a son slowly die after being brutally beaten up? I don't condone the use of drugs or alcohol as a means of escaping reality....perhaps he was doing just that, but while doing that, he brings more pain to his family that continues to mourn their loss. Is what he's doing his own way of giving up on the world? A slow way to leave the world? I liken it to Anna Nicole. I think all those drugs didn't make her happy, especially after she buried her son. I think she took whatever it was to escape with the idea that it would speed up her end days. Could this be what Mr. Newby's doing?

I hope that there's someone in the jail system that can reach the man's psyche, recover his soul and save it before it's totally lost. The next time Mr. N. does the ICE/alcohol thingy, it may just be his last time. The man surely needs help. Hopefully, someone at DOC will befriend him long enough to allow him to grieve his son's loss and realize that his use of drugs is shortening his life, bringing more pain to his family who does not deserve it. Maybe someone at DOC will be able to teach this man how to pray, to know that he is Loved by God. One can only pray that this man finally finds peace, finds God.

Posted by auntiecharo at 11:43 PM | Comments (0)

CONVICTED? YOU ARE? GOOD, THEN YOU'VE GOT THE JOB!

Equal opportunity! Whatever you do is okay, even if you've been convicted, you'll always have a job.....at the legislature.......no wonder no one trusts those people to get us out of this mess!

I've heard that convicted felons are very smart...keen, infact...so could it be that they're great hires for positions at the hallowed(BS, it's spelled, shallowed) halls of the 29th Guam Legislature........
So....I'm reading KUAM's online webpage and find that Jess Lujan has introduced a bill that will require all elected and appointed government officials to disclose any felonies that they may have been convicted of.......Mr. Dude says; "that any elected or appointed office that has the confidence of the people should be able to disclose any felony records." Hmmmmmm.....how about the elected officio's staff who may be a convicted felon...do ya suppose the public will jump up and down with joy that this person has access to just about everything......soup to nuts about you? After all, he can call any agency and ask about you saying he's doing it for his boss..
KUAM further reports: "that there is also a law already on the books that requires Government of Guam officials to undergo ethics(ha ha and ha....in your dream....I don't think the word ethics is in their Direct Instruction text!) training adding that his bill would help improve the transparance of the government." Oh boy, 'transparancy' ain't in their DI text, either, infact, it ain't in most govGuam agency texts. For all they know, ethics could be a seasoning that you put on a sloppy joe sandwich, something like MSG at a Chinese Restaurant!

So, on the same subject of felony and conviction (I think we could make a new game and market it....something like Monopoly.....only instead of buying places, you could make them agencies and figure out how best you can get a felony and conviction pass and the one who can get out and work for a senator wins the game.....what'dya think?) KUAM reports that:" Former Guam Police Department captain Gene Tennessen is working for the Government of Guam again. KUAM News has confirmed that Tennessen, who was convicted on felony theft charges and official misconduct and who is currently on trial for witness tampering, now works for former police chief and newly elected senator Frank Ishizaki (R). According to the senator, Tennessen is very competent and experienced worker who is now a staff assistant at his office. "You know, other people have had convictions on crime and had been given a chance to work for this government, I don't see why Tennessen should be treated differently. I have a lot of faith and confidence in him and I don't believe he is guilty and I think he was wrongfully convicted," said Izhizaki, who was elected to his first senatorial term last November."
So, okay.....I'm thinking that maybe this dude had a special kinda court thingy? The former chief'o'pohleece says:"I don't believe he is guilty and I think he was wrongfully convicted." So, who were the idiots that wrongfully convicted this poor man, wow, that's a bummer!!! How could they go and do that? And then there's the big 'wonder' about what the treatment was for this poor ole nice guy that was mis-wrongfully-convicted by the coppers because the chief'o didn't think he wuz guilty.
But......like the guy that's on drugs and keeps on driving the school bus, the deputy director that shoots strange thingies in the night when he's not supposed to cuz it's not 'that time o'the year' and firepeople who fail their urine tests cuz it's clouded with drugs....we'll continue to hire these people and they'll continue to give the example that it's okay to do whatever.......cuz you're gonna appeal your case.
What picture does this hiring paint for the cops? The bad cops will certainly continue to be bad, perhaps even get 'badder' and the good cops will hang their head in shame that no matter how hard they try to do their job, someone's always gonna doubt them....making them look like they didn't do their job right.......wrongfully convicting is something that happens when a cop does a bad job of gathering his/er facts..........
But I keep forgetting it's Christmas time and I haven't gotten into the mood yet..........hey, Mr. Felonios, welcome to the zoo, may all your days be interesting ones!

Good job, KUAM.....

Posted by auntiecharo at 12:56 AM | Comments (0)

GOSH, WE HAVE SO MUCH MONEY, WHY DOESN'T GGUAM GIVE SCHOLARSHIP INCREMENTS TO EVERYONE?

Seems Mr. Absent-my-mind P. of the Agana Zoo wants and his friend professor wants to give away more money that we don't have. Prof. McCinch has been here too long, he's acting like one of us!

According to KUAM news, 'I'm-not-in-my-right-mind senator wants to reinstate one-step increments for the lucky govGuam employees on paid vacation and receiving Doc Sanchez scholarships. "If passed into law, would give a one-step merit pay adjustment fo Government of Guam employees who graduate under the program."

Merrrrrrry Christmas and it's not even Easter. Why is everyone hell bent on spending what we don't have? Number One.........we're wasting time even talking about stuff like this exclusive scholarship.......surely at least one of those sitting on the side of the table that gets their coffee served can figure out that this isn't the time for raises or one-step increases. Hell, they should be thinking about three step decreases. I dare say, the 'I think I know everything political about Guam professor' doesn't seem to realize that his very own university should be on 'downsize mode' instead of conjuring up ways for idiots at Julale to give away money like it's growing like mold at Southern High School!

Perhaps we should talk about why the one-step became a 'no step' in 1998 and leave it at that. Perhaps even then GovGuam was already leaning like the tower of Pisa........oooops, the lawmakers haven't reached this chapter in their direct instruction textbooks, yet....maybe when they get to it, they'll realize that we should simply stop what we're doing and try to figure out how we're going to run the government with less people because we can no longer afford to feed everyone at the public trough(rhymes with cough!)
It's so much fun to watch the playtime on Channel 13.....It's probably the only time you get to see an entire bunch of people who have bipolar disorder. Could it be that's why they think it's already Christmas and want to give away money in little increments?

Posted by auntiecharo at 12:35 AM | Comments (0)

March 08, 2007

GOVERNMENT'S BROKE BUT THEY'RE ASKING TO BUILD A MUSEUM?

Do those idiots really believe that money grows on trees?

It was a weary day and so I thought I'd get some comic relief by watching the clowns at the public hearing. What a bunch of them we have and they were actually serious when they sat before these lawmakers that know good and well that there's not a damn dime in the register for a postage stamp let alone a state of the art museum for Judi Gutherz' father's Samurai sword that he found in some cave in Agana.
Sure, Podunk Town in the U.S. of A. might sport a museum and there's even one in New Caledonia.....but there ain't any ice cream in hell and for the next eight to ten years, there ain't gonna be no state of the art museum, Sylvia Flores or friend, Tony Palomo or who ever it is that wants one built.
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'd love to have had one built after the days of the old Mrs. Thelma Glenn, when the island still had some of the neat stuff in that little 'mamposteria' building at the Plaza in Agana, but if we can't pay our bills and can't figure out how to educate our children without crashing the government, a museum is a luxury this island can ill afford. How many of us remember the days when Mrs. Rita Teehan brought the plight of the stuff that was at the Agana Library to the t.v. cameras and we all shed crocodile tears...boy, for weeks we wailed and screamed. We were going to save those precious papers and artifacts. Betcha they're either lost or stolen.......then, we weren't as desparate as we are today, then, we might have been able to have housed the artifacts at the old Legislative building across the street from the Agana Cathedral....
We're a dumb bunch of people that come before the elected few, using the biggest words we know, especially since there are cameras that show us on cable t.v.....and we ask for this museum, for our kids, our culture, tradition....but we can't even manage the libraries.
I remember when my daughter was about twelve and she visited the Agana Library for the first time. She felt to important as she filled out that library card application. Her hopes were dashed...she never got the card and we borrowed the books using my name...you see, I didn't ever get a card but was allowed to borrow anyway. I thought then that they could have charged money for the card and actually use the money for new books or whatever it was that the library was always in need of.
Likewise, the museum, would it charge an entry fee to recover expenses for maintenance, etc? Who knows. These days, we only know how to hire and hire and borrow and borrow to get ourselves out of debt instead of thinking how we can actually have our cake and eat it too!
So, dear lawmakers, don't be intimidated by those who make you feel like you're the reason that we won't have a museum if you don't pass whatever bill is out there.....we don't have the money for a dump....right now, dear hearts, that's more important than a place to hang Magellan's picture....or whatever it is that Sylvia thinks will draw awe and attention to the room!
Oh....and to put another $3.00 a day on those poor tourist's hotel bill during these lean times? That may just be the straw that breaks the camel's back....hmmmm, should that be a carabao, instead?
Hmmmmm.....is the Navy still culling the carabao at Fena? Just thought I'd ask.

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March 03, 2007

YOUR INVITATION.........CUT AND PASTED

So, if you're in the states and jonesing for some Chamorro food....you might just get lucky at this party below!


HAFA ADAI FAMILY AND FRIENDS OUT THERE!
YOUR PRESENCE IS HIGHLY REQUESTED THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2007
FOR A DINNER DANCE FUNDRAISER FOR 2007 SDGC LIBERATION QUEEN CANDIDATE ALYSSA NADINE OLIVA ACFALLE
FROM
5PM - 10PM
SONS & DAUGHTERS OF GUAM CLUB
334 WILLIE JAMES JONES AVENUE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

GREAT CHAMORRO PARTY FOOD, DELICIOUS SIDE ORDERS, RAFFLE PRIZES, ENTERTAINMENT AND DANCING ALL NIGHT TO THE FABULOUS SOUNDS OF "ISLAND JAMZ" WITH DJ FRANK SALAS. IF YOU HAVE BEEN WANTING TO PARTY THEN IT'S TIME YOU TREAT YOURSELF AND COME DOWN AND JOIN ME, JOJO, SIS AUNTIE CUTIE, AND THE REST OF THE PARTY ANIMALS WHO WILL BE DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY TO ALL YOUR FAVORITE TUNES AND DANCES LIKE THE CHAMORRO FAVORITE CHA-CHA, JITTERBUG, LINE DANCING, HIP-HOP, OLD SCHOOL, COUNTRY AND EVEN BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE BAILAN BATSO!
SO SEE YA ALL DOWN THERE! COME AND REPRESENT!

YOUR FRIEND,
FRANK SALAS OF MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA HEART IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE IN AGAT, GUAM

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE DETAILS...

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ORIGINAL MESSAGE FROM JOJO BORJA:

WHAT'S HOT:
"CHAMORRO PRIDE" celebration with "ALYSSA" Saturday, March 3, 2007, music by: "DJ
FRANK SALAS"

Please join us and make a difference, because "We Care and You Count".

Flyer attached for more information.

"nihi ta fan baila"
si JoJo

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