Comments
1 - 20 of 92 Comments Last updated Aug 26, 2013
First Prev
of 5
Next Last
Confused

Leominster, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Aug 16, 2013
 

Judged:

7

6

6

I simply don't get it. The same people who are constantly on this site crying WHAAA the police get paid to much are the same people who constantly cry WHAAA Fitchburg needs more police. How does that make any sense to any sane person?

Please explain.
Debbie

Fitchburg, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Aug 17, 2013
 

Judged:

2

I'm confused about my sexual fantasies
Devils Advocate

Herndon, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Aug 19, 2013
 
Debbie wrote:
I'm confused about my sexual fantasies
Maybe you should be a guy?
Debbie

Concord, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

2

Thanks for the advice you little devel.
heaven forbid

Fitchburg, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

6

6

5

Confused wrote:
I simply don't get it. The same people who are constantly on this site crying WHAAA the police get paid to much are the same people who constantly cry WHAAA Fitchburg needs more police. How does that make any sense to any sane person?
Please explain.
I have a friend, known him for more than 40 years. He and i drive down the exact same road, in the same make and model car, work a mile from each other.

The only difference between us is I think the roads, bridges, tunnels, signage, Lights, sidewalks, crosswalks, Fire, Police, Safety, Airports, National Parks, and national security that goes along with being the greatest, most robust country on the planet is worth paying for!

he thinks the words Freedom, Liberty and Personal responsibility mean, he shouldn't have to pay for it!!!

He is a REPUBLICAN!
Debbie

Concord, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Aug 19, 2013
 
Amen brother
Confused

Leominster, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

4

4

4

heaven forbid wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a friend, known him for more than 40 years. He and i drive down the exact same road, in the same make and model car, work a mile from each other.
The only difference between us is I think the roads, bridges, tunnels, signage, Lights, sidewalks, crosswalks, Fire, Police, Safety, Airports, National Parks, and national security that goes along with being the greatest, most robust country on the planet is worth paying for!
he thinks the words Freedom, Liberty and Personal responsibility mean, he shouldn't have to pay for it!!!
He is a REPUBLICAN!
Good try but nobody will believe your story.#1 You don't have a license.#2 You don't have a job.#3 You don't have any friends.
heaven forbid

Fitchburg, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

6

6

5

BAck to the stone age, I.E. Conservative Utopia!

A few years ago, the Wall Street Journal described paved roads as "historical emblems of American achievement." But in era of strained budgets and fiscal conservatism, American achievements are a little tougher to come by.

Take Texas, for example.

The sharp increase in heavy traffic from a historic oil boom has damaged many farm-to-market roads in South and East Texas. The damage related to energy development has become so extensive that state and local authorities lack the funding to make all the repairs. Last month, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to convert more than 80 miles of paved roads to gravel. The conversions are expected to start Monday, TxDOT officials said. But the plan has been met with criticism from lawmakers and some of the farmers and ranchers who live near those roads.

"Since paving roads is too expensive and there is not enough funding to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads," TxDOT spokesman David Glessner said.

The state legislature briefly considered tax increases on energy companies -- the companies that have benefited greatly from the energy boom, and which are chiefly responsible for pushing the roads quite literally past the breaking point -- but as you might have guessed, those proposals faced stiff political opposition and never gained traction in Austin.

Darlene Meyer, a 77-year-old rancher whose property sits along a state road marked for conversion to gravel, told the Texas Tribune, "Texas used to have the best roads.... I just can't believe the Department of Transportation is going back to the dark ages."

The larger context of this is important.

On the one hand, Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes Texas' economy is amazing, and he's managed to strike the perfect balance between meeting the public's needs and keeping the private sector happy. Every other state, the governor assures us, should be following Texas' lead -- after all, thanks to the energy sector, the Lone Star State has plenty of money.

On the other hand, thanks to wear and tear from the oil companies, which have made themselves remarkably rich from Texas' resources, Texas can no longer afford to pave many of its roads, and will instead transition from pavement to gravel.

The state must have known this was likely to happen, and had time to prepare for infrastructure needs, but ended up here anyway.
heaven forbid

Fitchburg, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

6

6

5

Top federal judges in 49 states did something highly unusual last week: they collectively sent a message to Congress. The message wasn't subtle: sequestration budget cuts, they said, were undermining the nation's justice system, jeopardizing public safety, and have the potential to cause a "devastating and long-lasting impact" on the federal courts.

Conditions are arguably worse for scientific and medical researchers dependent on grants, and Sam Stein explained in great detail last week how the sequester has become "a cancerous tumor inside the world of science." Stein talked to one scientist at the University of Virginia who said, simply, "We are in deep s**t."

The New York Times reports today that five months into sequestration, "much of the United States government is grounded." At this year's National Space Symposium in Colorado, for example, representatives from France, Germany, and China made the trip -- but no one from NASA could be there because the agency couldn't afford to send anyone.

And then there are the effects on children.

Head Start programs across the country eliminated services for 57,000 children in the coming school year to balance budgets diminished by the federal sequester, cutting 1.3 million days from Head Start center calendars and laying off or reducing pay for more than 18,000 employees, according to federal government data scheduled for release Monday.[...]

Most programs did completely cut services to some children. The sequester "also impacted how many staff kept their jobs, how many dental screenings and health screenings are available and what happens to those families as we go into a new school year," the official said.

There's just no reason for the United States to do this to ourselves on purpose. It's a slow-motion disaster on auto-pilot that could be stopped easily, if only Congress would flip a switch and turn the darn thing off.

To reiterate a point from a few weeks ago, let's not forget that sequestration cuts have been condemned by House Republicans and they've been condemned by Senate Republicans. The cuts are hurting the economy, and by some accounts, they're hurting our national security.

So maybe GOP lawmakers will agree to end this madness? According to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), he's open to the possibility, just so long as President Obama cuts Social Security and Medicare.

In other words, we're once again looking at extortion politics at its most ridiculous -- either the White House cuts social-insurance programs to Republicans' satisfaction, or Republicans will continue to embrace a policy that deliberately hurts the country.

And Cantor sees this as responsible because, in his mind, the deficit that's shrinking is actually "growing."

Conservative Utopia!!!
heaven forbid

Fitchburg, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

6

6

5

Reiterate!!!!

In other words, we're once again looking at extortion politics at its most ridiculous -- either the White House cuts social-insurance programs to Republicans' satisfaction, or Republicans will continue to embrace a policy that deliberately hurts the country.

Conservative Utopia!!!
heaven forbid

Fitchburg, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

5

5

3

Confused wrote:
<quoted text>Good try but nobody will believe your story.#1 You don't have a license.#2 You don't have a job.#3 You don't have any friends.
You don't know anything numbnuts. Stop digging when you're sinking into a hole, for once, STFU before I have to prove it again!!!!
heaven forbid

Fitchburg, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

6

6

4

"Confused wrote:
I simply don't get it"

No you don't, and you have a mind full of space and you have no interest in adding anything tom it, YOU ASKED THE QUESTION DUMB~A~S~S!
Confused

Leominster, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Aug 19, 2013
 

Judged:

5

5

4

heaven forbid wrote:
BAck to the stone age, I.E. Conservative Utopia!
A few years ago, the Wall Street Journal described paved roads as "historical emblems of American achievement." But in era of strained budgets and fiscal conservatism, American achievements are a little tougher to come by.
Take Texas, for example.
The sharp increase in heavy traffic from a historic oil boom has damaged many farm-to-market roads in South and East Texas. The damage related to energy development has become so extensive that state and local authorities lack the funding to make all the repairs. Last month, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to convert more than 80 miles of paved roads to gravel. The conversions are expected to start Monday, TxDOT officials said. But the plan has been met with criticism from lawmakers and some of the farmers and ranchers who live near those roads.
"Since paving roads is too expensive and there is not enough funding to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads," TxDOT spokesman David Glessner said.
The state legislature briefly considered tax increases on energy companies -- the companies that have benefited greatly from the energy boom, and which are chiefly responsible for pushing the roads quite literally past the breaking point -- but as you might have guessed, those proposals faced stiff political opposition and never gained traction in Austin.
Darlene Meyer, a 77-year-old rancher whose property sits along a state road marked for conversion to gravel, told the Texas Tribune, "Texas used to have the best roads.... I just can't believe the Department of Transportation is going back to the dark ages."
The larger context of this is important.
On the one hand, Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes Texas' economy is amazing, and he's managed to strike the perfect balance between meeting the public's needs and keeping the private sector happy. Every other state, the governor assures us, should be following Texas' lead -- after all, thanks to the energy sector, the Lone Star State has plenty of money.
On the other hand, thanks to wear and tear from the oil companies, which have made themselves remarkably rich from Texas' resources, Texas can no longer afford to pave many of its roads, and will instead transition from pavement to gravel.
The state must have known this was likely to happen, and had time to prepare for infrastructure needs, but ended up here anyway.
Well I for one want to thank you for your post about roads in Texas. What will be your next relevant point? Maybe the conditions of airports in Kalamanzoo?
heaven forbid

Boston, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Aug 20, 2013
 

Judged:

5

5

3

Confused wrote:
<quoted text>Well I for one want to thank you for your post about roads in Texas. What will be your next relevant point? Maybe the conditions of airports in Kalamanzoo?
What will be your next confusion since you can't see the relevance? Please don't list them out here, there isn't enough bandwidth in the universe to cover the things you don't bother to understand.

Maybe some other BS talking point fead to you by your GOP fools?
Confused

Leominster, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Aug 20, 2013
 

Judged:

4

4

3

heaven forbid wrote:
<quoted text>
What will be your next confusion since you can't see the relevance? Please don't list them out here, there isn't enough bandwidth in the universe to cover the things you don't bother to understand.
Maybe some other BS talking point fead to you by your GOP fools?
Hey lighten up. I find your three page rants about nothing very educational. What's going to be your talking point today? Maybe something like 'There are more Chinese people in China than there are Chinese people in Brazil!'? Please enlighten me.
Confused

Leominster, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Aug 20, 2013
 

Judged:

4

4

3

heaven forbid wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't know anything numbnuts. Stop digging when you're sinking into a hole, for once, STFU before I have to prove it again!!!!
Oh you don't have to 'prove it again'. You have already proven with every post that you believe you are smarter than everyone else. The problem is sometimes someone is so far behind in a race they actually believe they are winning. Now go eat your paint chips and pretend they are frosted flakes.
Confused

Leominster, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Aug 20, 2013
 

Judged:

2

heaven forbid wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a friend, known him for more than 40 years. He and i drive down the exact same road, in the same make and model car, work a mile from each other.
The only difference between us is I think the roads, bridges, tunnels, signage, Lights, sidewalks, crosswalks, Fire, Police, Safety, Airports, National Parks, and national security that goes along with being the greatest, most robust country on the planet is worth paying for!
he thinks the words Freedom, Liberty and Personal responsibility mean, he shouldn't have to pay for it!!!
He is a REPUBLICAN!
So your point is what? I think I get it, you and your 'friend' are gay lovers?? Why else would you have the exact same car? I'm willing to bet the two of you spend alot of time shoe shopping and buy the same shoes?
Confused

Leominster, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Aug 20, 2013
 

Judged:

4

3

3

heaven forbid wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a friend, known him for more than 40 years. He and i drive down the exact same road, in the same make and model car, work a mile from each other.
The only difference between us is I think the roads, bridges, tunnels, signage, Lights, sidewalks, crosswalks, Fire, Police, Safety, Airports, National Parks, and national security that goes along with being the greatest, most robust country on the planet is worth paying for!
he thinks the words Freedom, Liberty and Personal responsibility mean, he shouldn't have to pay for it!!!
He is a REPUBLICAN!
So you and your 'friend' drive in identicle cars and go to identicle jobs everyday for 40 years? But not one of you ever thought 'Hey we are good friends let's just take one car and alternate!' Thus saving money and the environment.....WEEEEEEE.....N ot so smart now are you?
Just Facts

Fairport, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Aug 20, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

1

The point that Democrats want people to foget is that Obama agreed to sequestration to get a debt ceiling increase that he wanted. He had and has absolutely no intention whatsoever in looking at anything that would reduce the ridiculous spending occuring in Washington.

The Democrats want people to believe that the taxpayers have an endless supply of money to give away to government, so they can continue to waste it away...Republicans and conservatives are saying No No No...we have to stop this madness.

The Democrats got their debt increase and they weren't concerned about doing anything to proactively reduce spending. The "tax and spend and tax some more" needs to stop.

Translating it to this thread...money can only go so far. Fitchburg must find a means for funding the agencies or departments that the city needs to provide services that are appropriate...we must live within our means so we don't end up like Washington, Chicago, and California. ALL examples of what happens when Democrats control the money.
Devils Advocate

Herndon, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#21
Aug 20, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

2

Just Facts wrote:
Translating it to this thread...money can only go so far. Fitchburg must find a means for funding the agencies or departments that the city needs to provide services that are appropriate...we must live within our means so we don't end up like Washington, Chicago, and California. ALL examples of what happens when Democrats control the money.
...and do not forget Detriot!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 5
Next Last
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Fitchburg Discussions

Search the Fitchburg Forum:
Title Updated Last By Comments
a holes 2 hr Sonny 6
Party 4 hr Mr greenjeans from gardne 2
Officials investigating two-alarm Fitchburg hou... 4 hr The real Jtn 3
MA Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Massachus... (Oct '10) 4 hr Kundrot dionkie 4,693
boycotting new market basket prices 12 hr tim 22
Police: Woman robbed Cumberland Farms in Fitchb... Jul 23 Jtn 1
Manager: 'It could be empty tomorrow' Jul 23 Jtn 3
•••
•••

Fitchburg News Video

•••
Fitchburg Dating

more search filters

less search filters

•••

Fitchburg Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Fitchburg People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Fitchburg News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Fitchburg
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••