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Archive for April 8th, 2017|Daily archive page

Monday night – there’s a borough council meeting BUT there’s no agenda posted!

In Uncategorized on April 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm

It’s back to those thrilling days of yesteryear as the citizens of Columbia are in the dark about what surprise package might be on the agenda by the time Monday night rolls around.

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Thought the borough chiefs promised to have the agenda posted in advance of the meetings – IT”S NOT!!

This is the kind of fertile acreage for citizen rumors and innuendo about a property acquisition or who knows what will be sprung on the unwitting citizens?

It’s grounds for wondering what other backroom, behind-closed-door deals are about to land.

Another river-front-like deal in the works? Maybe.

Today’s news – Saturday, April 8, 2017

In Uncategorized on April 8, 2017 at 7:49 am

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Quote for today … People who don’t like how things are ran really need to leave the town.” – Observation from a commenter following this Columbia Spy article.

A second quote for today … “Well, that’s the news … where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” – Garrison Kiellor’s famous ending each week.

  • Handing out jobs in secrecy – There’s an LNP – Always Lancaster (and Lancaster Online Insider article) about another instance of “elected public servant’s” deciding to do things their own way and shield their actions from the public. It’s just shameful!

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  • Yeah, but he’s our “rubber stamper.” A letter writer in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster‘s letters-to-the-editor says that Representative Smucker is not the only “rubber stamper”  saying, Maybe the writer never heard of Sen. Bob Casey, rubber stamper for the Democratic Party.
  • Gotta’ love how the extremist not-for profit lobbying organizations get press time. There’s an advertisement masked as a column in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster that’s condemning Medicaid. Frankly, this ought to be a paid advertisement or alternatively, a letter to the editor. When you’re taking in around $4 million a year to “craft free-market policies, convince Pennsylvanians of their benefits and counter attacks on liberty” all you have to do is write a column and send it to a newspaper to get your agenda pushed. This glowing recommendation at the organization’s Website from the elected public servant in the US Senate is testament: “The Commonwealth Foundation is the leading organization in Pennsylvania that champions free markets and limited government.  No public policy group in the state is more effective at advancing the common sense reforms that our state so desperately needs.”

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