Former mayor interviewed on NY1
"So let me move you on to the other big story that we've had, and that is your reach out or Cuba's reach to you and your reach to Cuba.OBAMA:
Listening to the critics, part of this is they wrap it up in how you dealt with other sort of bad actors. Oh, this is what he's done. He's accommodated Syria by not crossing the red line. He has accommodated Iran by talking to them on nuclear weapons. You know, and sort of down the line, Russia - he's allowed Putin to move in and take Crimea.
And here's the gist of it. The gist of it is that you're naive and they're rolling you"
"So this was said about Mr. Putin, for example, three or four months ago. There was a spate of stories about how he is the chess master and outmaneuvering the West and outmaneuvering Mr. Obama and this and that and the other. And right now, he's presiding over the collapse of his currency, a major financial crisis and a huge economic contraction.
That doesn't sound like somebody who has rolled me or the United States of America"
"Guantanamo continues to inspire jihadists and extremists around the world, the fact that these folks are being held"Really? People being held in Guantanamo inspires jihadists but U.S. drone strikes on terrorists doesn't?
"It's wildly expensive"It sure is expensive, especially when the U.S. spent nearly a million dollars to give these Jihadists a new soccer field
MARSHFIELD – Maybe it started when the Marshfield School Committee changed the name of the Christmas Break to the Holiday Break. Now, there seems to be a backlash in town.
“It’s a Christmas holiday, it’s a national holiday, not some random holiday,” said one man at the post office today.
Over the weekend, several DPW workers put an electronic sign on a friend’s property, right on the main road through the town. And the message? Merry Christmas.
“We work for the town, and we just wanted everyone to be in the Christmas spirit and there are few decorations,” said Steve Barber, a DPW worker.
But apparently, someone complained and sure enough, there are by-laws governing electronic signs. “We don’t object to the message,” said Building Commissioner Gerald O’Neill, “but the sign has to conform to size regulations, among other factors.”
So the sign had to go. But one DPW worker said next year, they’re going to put a large banner across Rt. 139. “There are fewer regulations about banners”, he said.