Voices From the Readers
Deserves A Look
First, kudos to Joe Hall
for addressing Ocean City's drinking problem and shame on those want to throw
him under the bus instead of discussing it openly as it should be.
There is a problem and
all you have to do is read 'Cops and Courts' in The Dispatch or log onto
ocpd.md.com and read a day-by-day police report to see what is really going on
in our town. Perhaps Councilwoman Mary Knight should read it also as she
obviously doesn't see or chooses not to see there is a problem.
Yes, people come here to
have fun, enjoy our beautiful beaches, Boardwalk, restaurants and bars, but it
has definitely gotten out of hand and to the point that it's embarrassing to
take your family out to some of these places.
Apparently, Mr. Hall is
correct in saying that this is a subject that no one wants to talk about and is
asked to see others to figure it out. Come on Mayor and Council, get your heads
out of the sand and take action on this growing problem.
Sure Did Come
Late October 2008 Obama
said, 'we are five days away from fundamentally changing America'. He and his
Democrat majority are certainly fulfilling that pledge.
If we don't fire
Congress this November and replace it with a Constitutionally conservative
majority in both houses that will stop the spending and borrowing and refuse
the funding of the massive initiatives that are in progress now, we will
witness America fail and fundamentally change for the worse in a few years. We
need a spending limit amendment to the Constitution. Because of the threat of
sun setting the Bush tax cuts in January, the outrageous proposed taxes, laws
and mandates proposed, people, including doctors, will lose the incentive to
work. Businesses will fail and/or not be started and people will be laid off or
not hired. Businesses are already leaving this country because of all the
mandates, taxes and Obama's bias to the needs and desires of unions. Public
employee unions are bankrupting this country through large salaries, pensions
with poor employees being impossible to fire. Our personal wealth is being and
will be, redistributed to others by means of taxes on our: dividends, fuel
consumption, cap and trade, inheritance, all purchases, VAT tax, capital gains,
401k's, etc. to pay for Obama's budget busting, health system destroying,
healthcare plan, financial regulatory bill, 'stimulus' plans, (which are
paybacks to organizations that got him elected), and endless bailouts including
Greece, which is our forewarning, being one of them.
In Feb. 2010, Obama
unveiled the largest, generational devastating budget in US history that will
decline and collapse our economic growth and success for generations. We
already have $130 trillion in unfunded liabilities. If we sold everything,
including the landmass of America, we only come out with $50 trillion.
Consider how large a
trillion is. 32,709 years is one trillion seconds long, awesome. Moody warned
that we are about to lose our triple 'A' bond rating. We have become 'deficit
financed' which means we are financed by borrowing more money. China, a
communist country and not our friend, owns us. We are the first generation to
leave the next generation with a lower standard of living. What this
administration is doing is nothing short of generational theft. We are now at a
90% debt growth, Greece collapsed at 115%.
The Obama administration
has taken over the automotive companies, banks, student loan programs and
one-sixth of our economy through healthcare. He wants to control information
from the Internet and talk radio. He wants a moratorium on offshore drilling,
which will, send the companies elsewhere, leave thousands jobless, and make us
more dependent on foreign oil then we are now. We already import 70%.
Iran is about to have two
nuclear bombs that they intend for Israel and this administration is doing
nothing about it. The new Iranian sanction proposal is allowing Russia to sell
missiles to Iran that will make a nuclear plant strike by Israel less
successful. The world may witness a nuclear exchange, which will probably cut
off all oil coming here from that region. This will be added to Obama's
drilling moratorium. America stops if
our oil is cut off. No oil no food.
Illegal aliens, some of
whom are probably terrorists, are pouring over our border and Obama's justice
department is suing Arizona for enforcing federal immigration law. We are truly
a country in distress and committing suicide. Stop this all by voting
conservative in November.
Dennis W Evans
Going Green Is The Way
In these challenging
economic times, public and private sector leaders must actively promote future
job growth, especially in emerging industry sectors. One area where we should
be looking for future economic expansion clearly must be within the green jobs
Maryland's Green Jobs
& Industry Task Force has just released a series of recommendations to help
grow the state's green economy. These policy concepts - crafted by a team of
business and public sector experts - are meant to position our state for these
jobs of the future. These forward-thinking ideas have been presented to
Governor Martin O'Malley for his consideration, in order to help Maryland
businesses capitalize on the opportunities that the sustainable energy and environmentally-driven
services sector will offer.
Just looking at energy
efficiency, for example, there is great potential for job growth. Studies show
that investment here could lead to 8-11 jobs for every $1 million spent
retrofitting buildings; 10 jobs for every $1 million invested in high
performance buildings; and 10 jobs for every $1 million in residential energy
Fostering future job
growth like this simply has to be a key component in Maryland's strategy for
fighting the Great Recession.
On behalf of the staff
and the Coastal Hospice Board of Directors, I'd like to thank the hundreds of
supporters who attended our 30th anniversary party Saturday night at
Bordeleau Vineyards. It was a great evening of jazz and art celebrating three
decades of Coastal Hospice service to Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and
Thanks also to Sen.
Richard Colburn, Senate President Mike Miller, Del. Jeannie Haddaway, Del. Addie
Eckardt, Del. Norman Conway, Del. James Mathias, Gov. Martin O'Malley and
Congressman Frank Kratovil for recognizing our anniversary with proclamations
from each office. We are very grateful that these distinguished officials took
the time to recognize our commitment to those we serve.
Special thanks to event
co-chairs Pat Dempsey and Pat Stein, Susan Purnell of Kuhn's Jewelers for
donating two live auction items, as well as all the event sponsors whose
support was pivotal to making the event a success. Additional thanks to Jim
Gray, who transformed the vineyard into the perfect setting for our special
Finally I'd like to
recognize the members of the Board of Directors, the staff and volunteers of
Coastal Hospice. It is by virtue of their talent and dedication that we
celebrate 30 years of promoting dignity and comfort to those facing
(The writer is the
president of Coastal Hospice.)