Monday, February 6, 2012
I am not going into detail, but obviously you can see I have been slack on stories in the past week or so. There are some family health issues that I am needed for and I am blogging when I get a free moment, so this will be the case for a bit. I will make posts but have no idea the times so just please keep checking back, and before you know it I will back on schedule. I do this all by myself as I don't have a "corporate headquarters" or a Tracey Powell to blog for me and hang around with all day or copy and paste 90 articles so please be patient. Thank You
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 2/06/2012 01:07:00 PM
Despite being spit on by the City Council Majority, Rick Hoppes showed us all he is a man of true character by telling us he will be back running the fire department as acting Chief and keeping us the citizens safe until a permanent Chief is chosen. This is true quality of Character it is ashamed the Council majority have none.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 2/06/2012 11:33:00 AM
If there is one bright spot in Salisbury right now, it is the leadership we have in the Salisbury Police Department. Chief Barbara Duncan has kept her head down and in the game while the rest of the City has fallen into chaos. I just wanted to appreciate having one agency not being in the drama the rest of us are having to deal with.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 2/06/2012 10:30:00 AM
Finally some legislation we can all support...or so you would think. Did you know it has been nearly three years (or the entirety of the Obama Presidency) since the Senate has passed a budget? Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) may have a bill that could solve this problem. It is known as Budget or Bust legislation, H.R. 3883. Here is what he had to say about it:
“Producing a budget is one of Congress’s most basic and most important responsibilities. I firmly believe that if Members of Congress fail to fulfill our duties to the American people, we shouldn’t be getting paid. My Budget or Bust Act forces the House and Senate to finally pass a budget, or else our salaries will be held as collateral until Congress can get its job done.
“Additionally, my bill returns the power of the purse to its rightful owner, which our Founding Fathers determined to be Congress, not the President. The Budget or Bust Act repeals a requirement created in 1921 for the President to submit an annual budget – an act that both Houses of Congress have used as a crutch.
“It is completely unacceptable that the last time the Senate passed a budget was more than 1,000 days ago. Perhaps if we put Member’s paychecks on the line – we could get some work done in Washington.”
Posted by Two Sentz at 2/06/2012 09:38:00 AM
I have heard calls regarding the 250-300 people at different locations around Salisbury, so obviously people are getting out after dark. Monkey Barrel was one of those places, what others get this many people out on Friday and Saturday nights?
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 2/06/2012 09:00:00 AM