Santa Ana,California moved to cancel their contract with ICE after passing a sanctuary policy.
The Inner Arbor Trust was set up by the Columbia Association as a separate 501(c)(3) to raise money. Yet, for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2016, the organization raised just $3950 with total income of $2,004,058 – mostly a grant from Howard County. This is just 0.197% of the total.
Yet, now Columbia Association Board Chair Andy Stack believe that the Inner Arbor needs an annual grant of $75,000 to pay for the upkeep.
This proposal being considered by the CA Board for the FY18 Budget (page 9 of 97) It is also supported by CA Board Member and IAT Representative Lin Eagan and Board Member Brian Dunn. Dunn suggested at the January 12 Board Meeting that the $75,000 amount was too low and wanted it to be $100,000. All of this money is on top of the millions already given to the Inner Arbor by CA and Howard County. Now the IAT is also asking the State for a $250,000 grant (More about that later).
Andy Stack likens the grant to one provided to the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Stack is wrong in his comparison. The Festival of the Arts is an event program. Many of the events are free to the public and held on CA’s quasi-public open space. Conversely, the Inner Arbor has a physical structure–an income producing property–the Chrysalis.
The IAT has a contract with Merriweather Post Pavilion to use the IAT and pay for the use of the park. Stack’s proposal is flawed in other of ways. If the Columbia Festival of the Arts uses the Chrysalis and pays rent to the IAT, then the IAT will be double dipping from the CA residents–once indirectly from the grant to the Festival of the Arts and second from the direct grant to the Inner Arbor.
Tell the CA Board that the IAT does not need a maintenance subsidy for its new building when CA has a backlog of maintenance and replacement for its own buildings, pools, and open space.
Tell the Columbia Association Board to STOP the fleecing.
The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to the American people, including any pertinent documentation which can reveal the foreign influences and financial interests which may put Donald Trump in conflict with the emoluments clause of the Constitution.
Enacting CB9-2017 which will make Howard County a sanctuary county seems to be a battle that the County will lose. The new conservative, Republican Trump Administration seems unwilling to tolerate ignoring federal immigration law.
Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions posted a press release on his Senate webpage July 29, 2016 explaining his opposition to the Obama Administration allowing sanctuary jurisdictions to persist. The Senator Jeff Sessions Press Release can also be read here.. It seems likely that as Attorney General, Sessions will take the legal action against local jurisdictions that the Obama Justice Department declined to take.
If a child makes a seen in public, they will communicate their anger to their parents. Yet, in the end the parents will win the battle when the child is grounded. If the intent of CB9-2017 is to express anger and distress with President Trump, we can do that. However, is the County willing to suffer the consequences of being grounded by the Trump Admistration?
On the “Walking Dead” the sadistic thug, Negan demands subservience and tribute from those around him. He demands that other groups he has subjugated as part of his fiefdom give him 50% of what they have. Well actually he just often takes what he wants. Often he takes things not because he has a need for them, but just because he can.
Negan demands that his subjects kneel before him and say “I am Negan.” All are part of his collective.
Negan enforces his dominance with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire that he named “Lucille.” He uses it to bash in the brains of those who have crossed him or more often to suit his whims and enact collective punishment against another group. He kills the living with the same method necessary in the zombie apocalypse to kill the dead — destroy the brain.
Both the “Walking Dead” and the election have gotten me upset. I have yelled at the television watching both. Both have kept me awake at night. I question why people are doing certain things. I wonder how people can be so stupid or not consider the consequences of their actions.
Donald Trump will soon have all the tools of the government – FBI, DEA, CIA, IRS — to enforce his dominance on the American people. He says in his rally speeches and in his tweets that everyone will be saying a certain holiday greeting that sounds like “Mary Christmas.” He, you, anyone is free to say it. I will not stop you. You have a right under the First Amendment to celebrate the holiday as you desire.
However, to make a point and because I can, I will not be under the Thumb of Trump. I will not say it. I have that right too under the First Amendment.
Christmas this year for the first time in decades coincides with Hanukkah. This week is Kwanzaa. And next weekend is New Year’s Day. There are a lot of holidays this week.
So I will just say “Happy Holidays to All and to All a Good Night!“
In honor of today’s 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I repost my satire if Donald Trump had been president and made the famous address to Congress that FDR made.
Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives:
Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 – a date which which was a total disaster –a huge disaster- the United States of America was attacked by the third rate navy and air force of the loser Empire of Japan.
America was at peace with that loser nation, and I had been talking with Japan, was still in conversation with the Japanese, I love the Japanese, I have made great deals with the Japanese. I was talking with that little loser Emperor and his little hands looking toward a deal in the Pacific. Have you looked at his hands? They are so small. I make great deals. I have Japanese living in my buildings.
One hour after Japanese airplanes bombed in Hawaii (I love Hawaii) the lyin’ Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his loser colleague delivered to my Secretary of State a letter to my recent message. I should not have read the letter. I should have said bye bye. This loser reply stated that it seemed useless to continue with diplomatic negotiations; the lyin’ ambassador said nothing about his loser attack which killed our troops. We love our troops. Don’t we love our troops? Nobody loves the troops more than me. I will take care of our troops.
Excuse me, the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the past weeks the third rate Japanese Government has lied to me. The little Emperor lied that he wanted continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. We will rebuild our military. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed in the ocean between San Francisco and Honolulu. I have made great deals in Honolulu. It’s expensive, but I make great deals. Many Japanese live in my buildings in Honolulu. However, no more Asians will be allowed to enter the United States until our leaders can figure out what the hell is going on.
Yesterday the third rate Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Hong Kong a colony of a third rate empire. Britain is such a loser. They will not be around much longer. Every night they hide in the subways. What kind of country makes the people hide in the subway? Americans do not hide. We do not hide.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night loser Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island. Midway is not that big, we really do not need it anyway.
Japan has therefore undertaken a surprise offensive all over the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the America have already formed their opinions and well understand the what this means to the very life and safety of our great nation.
As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures—all measures–be taken for our defense, that always will our whole nation remember the character of the attack against us. I will fight this loser nation. Believe me, I will make America great again.
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this loser attack from a lyin’ nation, the American people, in their might, will win through to absolute victory. I will make Japan pay for this attack. Mark my words. We will rebuild our military and Japan will pay for it. It will happen.
I believe that it is the view of the Congress and of the people when I say that we will not only defend ourselves but will make it very certain that this form of war shall never again endanger us. I will protect America.
Hostilities exist. There is no doubt at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed forces, with the support of our people, we will win. America will win. So help us God. So help us. Only I can protect America.
Donald Trump says that the Congress must declare that since the unprovoked and loser attack by that little Japanese Hiro on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the third rate Japanese Empire.
President Donald J. Trump – December 8, 1941
Dear Delegate Kittleman,
In your commentary “Why This Kittleman Supports Trump” in July you wrote
What candidates say during a campaign is interesting. I’m much more interested in what they’ve done. A perfect platform may sound good, but a much better indicator of who will make the best president is (1) what the candidate has actually accomplished in his or her life, and (2) whether the candidate has the character and temperament to get the right things done.
Well now we know what the Donald has accomplished in his life — he has groped women. He admitted it on the Access Hollywood tape.
And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”
“Grab them by the pussy.” “You can do anything.”
So you think a man who tries to f*** married women as he said has the character to temperament to be President of the United States? This is getting the right things done?
There is bipartisan support for the Howard County Sheriff to resign for saying and doing much less. Trump essentially admitted to assaulting women.
Delegate Kittleman, do you support Sheriff James Fitzgerald? Do you support Donald Trump? There is no place in Howard County for Sheriff Fitzgerald. There is no place in Howard County for Donald Trump?
Delegate Kittleman, if you do not withdraw your support for Donald Trump then you too must resign as a representative of the people of Howard County. There is no place in Howard County for elected officials who spin, cuddle, and support either Fitzgerald or Trump.
Otherwise, I guess you would be alright the next time you attend a dinner with Donald Trump if he tries to grab your pussy.