We Don’t Need No Firemen

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Jun 112012
 

Last week the President made a poor choice of words in talking about how the private sector was adding jobs, while the public sector was laying off. He said, “the private sector is doing fine.” Of course it’s not overall, but what he meant was that, in comparison to the public sector, it’s better. Faux News and the media have been all over, but barely giving any coverage to Mitt Romney’s response.

Romney’s response ought to be far more damaging, and more telling about what he thinks of the middle class, as he suggested we shouldn’t hire more cops, firefighters or teachers:

Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

Yes, yes, by all means, let’s cut back the number of the teachers…because, literally, it’s been shown that the less education one has, the more apt one is to vote Republican.  We can’t have those damned educated and smart voters running loose out there. They might vote for a progressive agenda. And police officers and firemen…really, who needs those. I’ve got locks on my doors and a garden hose if anything goes wrong.

I’d like for Romney to go to the Texas town that had to lay off its entire police force last year or to Detroit and Philadelphia, which have to do “rolling brownouts” of fire coverage because they can’t afford to fully staff their fire departments, and say it to the faces of the citizens of those towns.

News for the Week Ending December 21, 2007

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Dec 212007
 

We are winding down towards the end of the year, but instead of getting slower, we just got really busy for this week at work. I’ll still do my best to get some stuff posted here for you.

10 Husbands for Florida WomanAP
It seems that  a 26 year old in Miami has married at least 10 husbands between 2002 and 2006. The only problem…it seems she forgot to divorce any of them before marrying the next one. She’s a legal citizen from Cuba, and none of the men she married had any residence status prior to marrying her. Prosecutors say she charged her husbands an unspecified amount to help them secure immigration status and continued asking the men for money long after the wedding, threatening to expose them if they didn’t pay.

From the “What Were They Thinking File?”
Earlier this week, a Hillsborough County park ranger was arrested for a second time for having child porn on his computer. He was arrested first when it was found at work and on several external hard drives at home. Once released on bail, he went out and immediately bought another computer and external hard drive.

The Principal at a Polk County elementary school was arrested on charges of possessing child porn on his computer, and Bartow High School teacher was arrested earlier this week for propositioning a female student. This was caught on tape. Turns out this guy had been previously investigated after two girls accused him of kissing them during tutoring sessions. Those charges were never proved, but he was warned.

Horse Rustling in Tampa BayTBO.com
Apparently three horses were stolen earlier this month from a farm in Polk County. They have yet to be found. I’d think it’s pretty tough to hide three horses, but I guess not.

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