Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ruth Hooke on welcoming Gitmo guys to Amherst

Whew! So yesterday's 443 hits set a new world's record (about half coming from Boston radio station WTKK 96.9) surpassing last year's 412 when the AP covered Ms. Awad resigning as Amherst Select Board member citing stalking and harassment by little old me as the reason. This of course set the stage for a replacement election last October and a reorganization of the Select Board where Princess Stephanie ousted Gerry Weiss as Chair.
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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

The road to hell is paved with best intentions.


But thanks anyway, Ruth.

Anonymous said...

The road to hell is paved with ignorance.

How about giving these people a fair hearing? Who's threatened by that?

Rich Morse

Anonymous said...

Not one damn thing better to do.

What a laughing stock.

LarryK4 said...

Well, she is over 80.

Anonymous said...

Amhesrt: Joke of the nation.

Anonymous said...

"All we have to fear is fear itself."

LarryK4 said...

Good point.

But FDR also ordered the rounding up and confinement of Japanese Americans in "relocation camps" after December 7, a "date which will live in infamy."

Realist said...

I know this is "off topic" but I was wondering if you, Larry, have heard anything re: how each of the Town/School departments are doing thus far when it comes to accommodating the new financial realities imposed upon them by the fiscal 2010 budget that took effect a couple of months ago? Have people made the necessary cuts? If so, where were the cuts made? If not, WHY haven't those cuts been made? After all of the fuss & hullabaloo that was raised around this last budget cycle I'm just curious how it's all playing out in the "real world." Any ideas?

LarryK4 said...

Well, we are hearing the same gloom and doom from town officials that I have heard...oh, since about 1991.

I know somebody who has a Public Documents request out for all sorts of budget info. Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

"oh, since about 1991."


They've been stealing since then eh?


Sleeeeeeeeeepy little Amherst...

Anonymous said...

"But FDR also ordered the rounding up and confinement of Japanese Americans in "relocation camps" after December 7, a "date which will live in infamy."

Not exactly a shining moment. They were after all, Japanese AMERICANS.

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, if we ever went to war with China I would not be happy if the government suddenly decided to round up the tens of thousands of adopted girls/women now living here.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that after how many years of unfair detainment, there isn't any resentment nor basic hatred toward the American people. Right!

It's like people are living in a bubble. How naive can one get?

Anonymous said...

Off the subject for a minute. When do you think Amherst will close the schools? After everyone gets the flu? Probably.

Anonymous said...

"Yeah, if we ever went to war with China I would not be happy if the government suddenly decided to round up the tens of thousands of adopted girls/women now living here."

Even worse, they also rounded up people born in the U. S. just because they were of Japanese heritage.

I hope for your sake we never get attacked by Ireland.

(I'd bring you a cake with a file in it.)

LarryK4 said...

Boston would fall pretty quickly.

deb said...

Larry..


Can you talk wtih a reporter about this on Monday, November 2nd?

LarryK4 said...

Sure, I'm not shy.