Hampton police bear a lot of responsibility for the death of two bicyclists on the Underwood Bridge and injuries to two others. They allowed the alleged operator, Darriean Hess, to allow a friend to come pick her up after a gross speeding violation and driving without a license. She was known to them as having a “history.” Vehicles have been impounded for lesser violations, such as parking tickets. Then she returns in her car eight hours later to the same location, and now there are two dead and others with injuries. Pretty sloppy work by the Hampton PD, which could have prevented her from driving the vehicle again.
Deeper in debt
Just how many “debt exclusions” are hanging over Haverhill taxpayers? They want to “roll over” one for the new Hunking School for another 20 years, and there are a few more still “on the books.” Add to that the regular tax money coming in and add to it -- they want another slice of the money pie with the Prop 2 1/2 override. Can’t they just stop giving salary and pension raises to everyone and live within their means? Normal taxpayers don’t get raises or pension bonuses like they’re doling out.
Reid it and weep
Interesting that Harry Reid thinks the tea Party people are “anarchists.” My take is that he is mouthing words of desperation. He knows what he is doing is wrong, he knows that his actions can result in the U.S. government shutting down, he knows he is not listening to the American people about this mess that is called Obamacare. Yet he just keeps plowing ahead doing what liberals do best: shooting off his mouth and hoping to “wag the dog” and bully the American people! If the government does shut down, it will be on Harry Reid’s head and no one else’s. He will have caused it and he will need to live with the consequences of his stubbornness and manipulations.
Say it ain’t so
Please tell me that that paragon of the IRS, Lois Lerner, who has decided to “retire,” is not doing so with a full federal pension paid for by me! This woman has broken the law of the land by not allowing tax-free status to people who disagree with her, who flipped the bird to a congressional committee, who received full salary for sitting at home doing nothing. And now will she continue to rip off the American taxpayer by getting a pension? Those folks we elect to represent us in Congress should be looking out for our interests and stopping this kind of thing. Ths woman should be fired and lose all taxpayer perks, including having her legal bills paid by me. And she should go to jail for her misdeeds. If I had done what she did, I’d be facing a judge, but she gets to walk free and get paid for it. This is wrong,wrong, wrong!
Welcome back, Jaime
I’m glad to see that Methuen City Councilor Jaimie Atkinson is doing well and back campaigning. He seems to care about Methuen and doesn’t have an agenda. I saw him holding signs Saturday, one day after getting out of the hospital. I wish him well in his bid for re-election.