Daily Archives: August 28, 2010

>Saturday Morning Cartoons:Yippee, Yappie and Yahooey – The Volunteers

>Why is it always so hard to find good help?

Pass the Pop Tarts and enjoy a cartoon before hitting those streets everyone.

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>President Obama’s Weekly Address 8/28/10: The End of Combat Operations in Iraq

>With the end of combat operations in Iraq days ahead, the President salutes our troops for their service and pledges to fulfill America’s commitment to them as veterans. 90,000 troops have left Iraq since the President came into office, and by the end of next year even the troops taking part in the non-combat mission will be home. The administration is upholding the sacred trust with our veterans by building a 21st century VA, making it easier for veterans with PTSD to receive the benefits they need, funding and implementing a Post-9/11 GI Bill, and devoting new resources to job training and placement to help those veterans looking for work in a tough economy.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/all/modules/swftools/shared/flash_media_player/player5x2.swf

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Filed under ending combat, GI Bill, Iraq War, Job Training, President Obama, PTSD, Verterans, weekly address

>APP Editorial: Beck’s rally not about honor

>The following editorial is from today’s edition of the Asbury Park Press. A simple Amen is all that needs to be said.

It’s hard to guess exactly what Glenn Beck is thinking today in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial, on the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech.

Is his “Restoration of Honor” rally a way to honor America’s military, or is it rather, as Beck originally put it, a matter of “reclaiming the civil rights movement” — which begs the question: From whom does he intend to take it back, and whom would he like to see get it?

There is no shortage of angry, doughy, white guys in this country who feel shortchanged and cheated and, rather than looking in the mirror, prefer to blame every failure and setback in their lives on those with more melanin than their own pasty selves.

Beck may be a fool — a man who believes that President Barack Obama has a deep-seated hatred of white people, a man who, 30 years late, hears Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” and can’t tell the difference between a patriotic protest song and anti-American propaganda, a man who never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like — but he’s not stupid. He’s got red meat to hand out to the crowds.

But most Americans know he’s a clown. What Beck carries in his heart is no dream. It’s a nightmare.

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Filed under Asbury Park Press, Glenn Beck, Linclon Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr., Washington DC

>It’s Official, Special Budget Meeting Scheduled For Monday In Middletown

>It’s Official! Monday night August 30th during a special meeting of the Middletown Township Committee, the Township operating budget will be introduced to the public.

The following announcement was posted on the Township’s website:

August 30, 2010 Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an “Open Public Meeting” of the Township Committee of the Township of Middletown is hereby scheduled for:

Date: Monday, August 30, 2010

Time 6:00 PM Budget Meeting

Place: Middletown Town Hall

Conference Room
One Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748

KNOWN ACTION ITEMS:
Introduction of Amendment to the 2010 Municipal Budget (Public Hearing to be held September 7, 2010 at a Regularly Scheduled Workshop Meeting)

These items are subject to change, information will be updated on our website.

I would expect the meeting to be short in length with not much oppertunity for the public to make comments – that will have to wait until the workshop meeting on Sept. 7th.

That however, shouldn’t be a reason for interested parties to stay home. This meeting is of significant importance to residents who feel that they are being taxed out of their homes by the Republicans that sit in the majority on the committee, the new tax rate will be announce and residents will then be able to figure out what their property taxes for 2010 will end up being.

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