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Quote for today … “He who seeks revenge, digs two graves.” – Chinese proverb
- More about a community’s irresponsible leadership‘s “kicking the debt can down the road.” – Bloomberg
[NOTE: from an April 23 posting – Kicking the debt can down the road. They’re finally figuring it out in Harrisburg; spending someone else’s money is really spending your own in the end. “People knew some of the tricks he used — transferring money from one pot to another to cover deficits, using the Harrisburg Authority as a piggy bank to buy historical artifacts, and pushing an ever-growing debt down the road.” – Harrisburg Patriot-News
- What’s worse, much worse, than a “wanna’ be Marine?” A phony Marine! – Harrisburg Patriot-News
- Another instance of how the elected “public servants” in the US House of Representatives “eat their young” or “eat the seed corn.” – Opinion column in The Washington Post [EDITOR’S NOTE: Why don’t these “public servants” who hang out at the trough just take pay cuts and give up junkets?]
- “York ranked 3rd in child abuse reports in 2011” – York Dispatch [NOTE: Click here to see Lancaster County and other counties’ data and to read the entire report.]
- Letter to the editors – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- Intelligencer Journal editorial asks: “Is Pitts losing touch?” Perhaps the question ought be: Why should constituents be getting “form letters” from a staff of sycophants rather than from the elected “public servant? [Pitt’s gaffe; yet there is no mention of apology or acknowledgement at his Website. – LancasterOnLine]
- Meanwhile, on the adjacent page, the Lancaster New Era editorial suggests: “Pitts’ staffers can be criticized for being sloppy. That they send out thousands of letters to constituents each year under the congressman’s signature only means they should exercise extra care. A promised review of office procedures is welcome. Meanwhile, Pitts’ critics should cut the congressman some Read the rest of this entry »