Chariho School Parents’ Forum

April 29, 2009

A little something different

Filed under: 1 — Editor @ 10:24 pm

I normally keep this blog non-partisan. With Republicans like Bill Day, Andy Polouski, and Andy McQuade on one side and Democrats like Deborah Carney and Georgia Ure, my Midwestern understanding of political parties stands on its head.  So, this isn’t partisan, it’s just fun to look back over the years and see how things change. Wait, I mean days.  Just 100 of them.  h/t ATR


“What it does not contain, however, is a single pet project, not a single earmark, and it has been stripped of the projects members of both parties found most objectionable.”


            — On Feb. 9, President Obama characterizes a stimulus bill that contains over 9,000 earmarks as not containing “a single earmark”



“As soon as I took office, I asked this Congress to send me a recovery plan by President’s Day that would put people back to work and put money in their pockets, not because I believe in bigger government — I don’t — not because I’m not mindful of the massive debt we’ve inherited — I am.” 


— On February 24, Obama makes his first address to a joint session of Congress and claims he does not believe in “bigger government”.  Two days later he releases his budget outline which dramatically increases the scope of the federal government.



I want to underscore that one of the mistakes governments have made over time in dealing with economic crises is putting the brakes on too quickly or in ways that hurt growth just as it’s starting to take hold.  We just want to be careful not to do that.”


— On March 12, testifyingbefore the Senate Budget Committee, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner admits that tax hikes “hurt growth” — while ducking questions as to whether Obama’s planned tax hikes would go into effect in 2011 regardless of the condition of the economy



I don’t know if the President is aware of the events.”


— Robert Gibbs on April 14, in response to a question about the nationwide “tax day tea parties” attended by at least 578,000 people in hundreds of cities nationwide.



I’m not making jokes about it.  I’m being completely sincere that only in Washington, D.C. is $100 million not a lot of money.  It is where I’m from.  It is where I grew up.  And I think it is for hundreds of millions of Americans.”


— Robert Gibbs on April 20, attempting to defendthe paltry sum of proposed budget cuts by Obama:  $100 million, which is less than 0.003% of Obama’s FY 2010 budget and less than one day of interest on the “stimulus” bill




  1. Well, try this one! Just a relatively short time ago……about 18 months or so at a Town council meeting, Mr. Ricci told me that the oil spill at CHARIHO was under control and being treated with “enzymes” and “Simple Green”. At last nights SC meeting, the company responsible for remediation of the oil spill stated that they had not yet started using Simple Green, as they had to obtain permission from THREE state agencies or branches prior to using and injecting this into the ground over an aquifer.

    Of interest is that they only described pumping with the rise and fall of the water table to rid the area of the oil contamination, and made no statements of applying any chemicals, enzymes, or “Simple Green” in the past or presently.

    OK, did I hear misinformation from Mr. Ricci then or now????

    Comment by Dorothy — April 30, 2009 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

  2. Dot,
    Thanks! The media should pick up on this! In fact assuming this is true, and I do not doubt you are correct, this is supposedly an important issue, that was not apparently under control. This when the school construction has been approved.
    First what is the progress with these state agencies, and when where they contacted, and can local state legislators or the state dep. of secondary and elementary education expedite this for the Chariho Regional School District? I can’t not forget the well situation with the Vo-Tech building, while I can’t remember all the details, that took some time to resolve.
    I believe Any Polouski, disaffiliated, and is no longer a Republican.

    Comment by Scott Bill Hirst — May 1, 2009 @ 12:22 pm | Reply

  3. Leave it SBH to run with 18 month old hearsay. Memories blur over time, it’s unreliable even if it is mostly the truth.

    Comment by CharihoParent — May 1, 2009 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  4. Bill … to keep in non-partisan, maybe you could add good Republican one-liners … give us democrats something to laugh at with you!

    Comment by Gene Daniell — May 1, 2009 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

  5. “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!” 41

    Comment by Bill Felkner — May 1, 2009 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

  6. “How do you speak W?” 43

    Comment by Trevor — May 1, 2009 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  7. Better yet “How do you spell W?” 43

    Comment by Trevor — May 1, 2009 @ 5:45 pm | Reply

  8. Gene-

    A small point, but in this instance you mean “bi-partisan”, not “non-partisan”

    Thurm Silks

    Comment by t.silks — May 1, 2009 @ 11:57 pm | Reply

  9. You’re from NH Gene, so your not a real democrat. Live Free or Die is clearly not in the democrat playbook. For that matter, it’s not in the republican playbook anymore either. I think Tiananmen Square put an end to it for repubs. Here, just for you:

    “I am not a crook.”

    Comment by Curious Resident — May 2, 2009 @ 12:41 am | Reply

  10. Hi!
    Met two of New Hampshires top Dems. Governor John Lynch and Secretary of State William Gardner, when I was in New Hampshire in the last Presidential Primary season, spent some times with Huckabee campaign. They have a nice State House. The New Hampshire House of Representatives is the third largest English speaking legislative body in the world.
    Thinking of Jack Kemp and Arlen Specter, both who I have seen in person. It is obvious that Specter likely would not have won a GOP primary next year in Pennsylvania, but he should be thanked for his candor and did not hide from that cold hard fact of why he switched parties.
    Generally speaking, remember Gene, teacher unions are usually in the Democratic camp not the GOP camp. I suspect a number of Hopkinton Democrats are not happy with the present Hopkinton Town Council for questioning Chariho expenses, etc., but this Hopkinton Republican is not objecting.
    To please Gene, I recall Dan Quayle spelled potato as potatoe which made so much comment years ago. Democrats make gaffes too! Years ago many if not all our turf farms in Chariho produced potato crops.
    Don’t forget the Hopkinton Financial Town Assemby tomorrow evening at Hope Valley School. I believe it starts at 7 P.M.,. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Comment by Scott Bill Hirst — May 4, 2009 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

  11. Huh? What was that all about?

    Comment by CharihoParent — May 4, 2009 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  12. David Souter(retiring SC Justice) spent most of his life(child and adult) in NH, so being from their doesn’t equate to the principles of “Live free or die”.

    Comment by RS — May 4, 2009 @ 9:30 pm | Reply

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