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Waitin’ for the ‘Bury to Change…

We have just been so frustrated and tired of the bullshit coming from City Hall here in Salisbury, MD. Debbie, Terry and Tim are in the process of running this city into the ground.

No vision. No desire for economic growth. No understanding that there is a city beyond Camden.

We are patiently waiting for the ‘Bury to Change and for this crew to be gone.

 

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Gerrymandering the Bury

Looks like Boss Cohen and Debbie Snackcakes are going to do their best to get voting district lines to their favor in Salisury.

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Extreme Home Makover A Burden on Taxpayers

The cost for taxpayers by this for profit TV production is not a bill th taxpayers should have to foot. The production company should pay these costs.

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Still Waiting for the World to End……..

SAM. I. AM.  is patiently waiting for the world to end.

A website has been found to take care of pets from those who are raptured. After the Rapture Pet Care  will active a network of volunteers who see to taking of your pets in the event of the Rapture. The cost is only $10.00 for a lifetime membership.

Not sure if you can get a refund if you are unsatisfied with the service or if the rapture occurs and you don’t get taken to to Heaven.

SAM. I. AM.

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Meditation/Invocation – Is it Acceptable to end 120 years of tradition?

The Salisbury City Council inserted Meditation/Invocation in where the Lord’s Prayer used to be. SAM. I. Am. is still trying to figure out what is offensive about the Lord’s Prayer and why all of a sudden it has become a problem.

City Clerk Brenda Colegrove found evidence that the Lord’s Prayer has been recited at meetings since around 1890. 120 years of tradition and we just stop because someone is uncomfortable with it, yet has never said a word the four years that she has been a Council Member. Then City Council Vice-President Debbie Campbell abstains – refusing to not take a position on it.

What has been lost in this whole debate are the words from prayer. What is so offensive about them? Asking for forgiveness or forgiving others? Asking not tot be led into temptation or being delivered from evil? Or is it asking God’s will be done? Are these principles to controversial?

One can also use the Jewish argument, because Terry Cohen is Jewish. However, Christianity is an off shoot of Judaism and the words of the Lord’s Prayer was first spoken by Jesus, a Jew.

Still, there is the argument about lawsuits and Supreme Court decisions. That also goes the other way because the Supreme Court has ruled in favor as well. There is no specific law about the Lord’s Prayer because Congress has no such authority. Having recited it before every meeting is not a legislative act and neither is reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Now that also mentions God, should we remove that as well.

Here are the words to the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, 
thy will be done
in earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Amen.

 Taken from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, 1662.

If this offends you by us posting it, oh well.

SAM. I. AM.

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Work Sessions on PAC-14?

Debbie Campbell

Terry Cohen and Debbie Campbell over the years have called for City Council work sessions to be shown on PAC-14. Now that they are in charge there will be no need for any other programming on PAC-14 as 8 Hour City Council work sessions will take care of that.

Terry Cohen

Not only will Terry Cohen be City Council President, City Solicitor, City Administrator, City Clerk, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Director of Public Works, she will also be the General Manager of PAC-14. We can slash the budget by eliminating all of these positions because Terry Cohen has the ability to do them all.

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Tim Spies Getting Off To A Good Start….

Tim Spies

Sarah Lake struck out again with horrible reporting and using Jim Ireton as a witness about people making faces is hypocrisy at it’s best. A more credible witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, has informed SAM. I. AM. that Mr. Ireton’s assessment of the situation is a bit off.

The following is a synopsis of the incident from a several witnesses that were in attendance: In regards to anyone able to observe if someone was making faces at someone, let’s take a look at the placement of people who were in attendance at the meeting. Ireton was seated in the Council President’s chair, and yes would have had a general view of the entire room, however he was focused on the task at hand. Tim Spies was seated off to the left and would have had a limited view of the council room to his right, specifically the window side of the room.

Kris Adams was seated somewhere in the middle of the room, slightly to Tim’s right and he may have been able to see her. Kris Adams’ daughter, according to witnesses who were sitting near her, claim she was sitting on the back row in the corner of the room, slightly out Tim Spies’ view. It would have been difficult for Tim to catch her facial expressions.

Fumdumbed, a commenter on the DT article stated, “I was present at the City Council re-organization meeting and to be fair, this isn’t what I recall happening. I was speaking with a friend of mine and we happened to be standing near this exchange between Mr. Spies and the Adams’. As I recall, Ms. Adams shook Mr. Spies hand and I was admittedly in shock when I heard him ask Ms. Adams if her daughter suffered from a medical condition (a neurological disorder that I will not restate as it might offend certain individuals) to which Ms Adams responded by introducing Tim to her daughter. They (Tim and Adams’ daughter) shook hands but I found both parties behavior odd in that the handshake continued for the duration of their conversation. At this point, I believe Tim asked the daughter the same question on the basis that she was making odd faces at him. I guess Ms. Adams thought that this was threatening? Idk…but it’s not exactly what I would consider ‘News’ ”

OCJules stated in the comments section, ” What kind of arrogance does it take for a public servant to lash out at any tax paying citizen like this? How disgusting….. and then for the Mayor to make a public statement attacking entire family of Salisbury. God help us!”

Jim Ireton

Ireton claims he witnessed the incident.  “The Adams’ family has a history of aggressive behavior with elected officials,” he said in a written statement. “I watched the family heckle and make faces at Councilman Spies. This behavior is par for the course.”

From the Mayor who makes faces at and rolls his eyes at Council Members and sighs in disgust when they talk, is very hypocritical. Ireton has been observed threatening, wagging his finger and yelling Kris Adams, Louise Smith and others. He has a history of being aggressive to citizens and business owners.

SAM.I.AM.

Links to this incident:

Right Coast

Salisbury Grinch

Delusions of Grandeur

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