Recently I contacted the Mayor’s office to complain about how we take time to wash and sort bottles and papers for the recycling program in Haverhill. I was baffled as to why when we spend this time and effort to support the green initiative and revenue stream for the town, the trash pickers are allowed to race around ahead of the trash trucks and take our bottles out of our recycling containers. The Mayor’s office said there was nothing they could do! So why are we bothering to make it easier for the trash pickers and not have our efforts go to the town? Is there no law to stop them from taking our bottles and cans for their profit?
I just read where Councilor Jennifer Kannan is going to run for mayor in Methuen. What is it about Methuen politics that cause some people to think that if they’ve served more than one or two terms as a councilor, they have all the answers to qualify them as mayor? Yes, safety in our schools is important. Yes, keeping schools in tip-top shape educationally is important. But before that, Methuen needs to bring in more businesses in order to take some of the tax burden off its residents. Pristine parks and historical buildings can come after Methuen is in better shape financially. For me, it’s time to stop voting in Methuen until I see someone better qualified than what has shown up lately.
Perhaps our president would believe we have a money problem if he would give up some of his fancy vacations, golf trips, personal taster, three on-staff calligraphers and overuse of Air Force One. Then he could spend a little time in the Oval Office, obey the law, and try writing a budget. That would definitely be an eye-opener for the man!
Here’s a tip for all restaurant owners: Remember the good old days when your customer ordered soup as an appetizer and you delivered it before the main course? Well, I guess those days are gone and you don’t really care about your customers. This happens all the time in almost every restaurant we go to. Or the wait staff says, “Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to bring it, but you can have it with your meal.” Sorry but soup, unless ordered specifically with a sandwich, is an appetizer and is meant to be brought before the main course. Get it? I still don’t think so.
Barbara Anderson lambastes the mainstream media for blindly going along with — that is, reporting on without editorializing — the Obama administration’s “lies” about the economy. Where was she when the Bush administration was lying about WMD to push us into the $2 trillion boondoggle of the Iraq war and the media sheepishly fell in line with absolutely no fact-checking. As I recall, she was completely silent. I guess lying only counts when it’s by Democrats. Republicans get a free pass.
Jennifer Kannan is running for mayor! That explains all the grandstanding and needless disagreements from the City Council. Since they can’t seem to take a simple step that would save the town $500,000, I don’t think she would make a great mayor.