Monthly Archives: August 2011

What a Bunch of Dopes

So now the President of the United States and the Speaker of the House cannot manage to avoid a public spat over the scheduling of a Presidential address to Congress? Almost irrelevant who is to blame, although I am hard … Continue reading

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Pay-Go Redux

With Congress looking at a hefty bill for Hurricane Irene relief the budgetary fighting has begun, with Minority Leader Cantor talking about imposing “pay-go” rules on such spending. From Politico: But on Fox News earlier Monday, Cantor said, “There’s a … Continue reading

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Thanks to Methuen's EM Team

I am very grateful to all those people who worked so hard this weekend to get us through Hurricane Irene. Emergency Management Director John Santoro, the Cert Volunteers, DPW Director Difiore and his team, and our Police and Fire Departments … Continue reading

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Methuen Emergency Declaration

MAYOR MANZI DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY Hurricane Irene Will Bring Flooding and Wind Damage Threats Mayor William M. Manzi announced today that he has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Methuen in response to the approach of … Continue reading

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Bobbleheads on Parade

The Scott Brown hit parade has started, with Bobblehead (Scott) Brown being unveiled by a consortium of Democratic groups. Caused quite a fracas in the blogosphere, with David Bernstein and Rob Eno over at Red Mass Group getting into a … Continue reading

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Criticism for Democrats

With all of the sniping over the “debt/deficit wars” I have pointed out what I see as the problems inherent in the positions of both parties, and I have been tough on the Republicans, whose numbers never seem to add … Continue reading

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Willette Calls For Receivership

The latest public safety disruptions in Lawrence have now become political fodder in Methuen, with Mayoral candidate Ken Willette calling for a state takeover of the Administrative functions of the City of Lawrence. Will Willette’s call now inject the Lawrence … Continue reading

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Here Comes Sarah

Sarah Palin just released a video highlighting her recent trip to Iowa, and Karl Rove is telling folks that he thinks she is getting in this race. Some of the Rove comments are reflective of the reality in Sarah Palin’s … Continue reading

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Methuen Mosquito Spraying Announcement

GROUND ULTRA LOW VOLUME TRUCK SPRAYING TO CONTROL MOSQUITOES The Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District will conduct truck-spraying operations in Methuen in an effort to reduce mosquito populations that are potential vectors of West Nile Virus (WNV) … Continue reading

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Perry Surges

Texas Governor Rick Perry has surged into a double digit lead in the latest Rasmussen Reports national survey of likely Republican primary voters. Perry scored 29%, with former front-runner Mitt Romney second at 18%, Michelle Bachmann at 13%, Ron Paul … Continue reading

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