Monday, May 11, 2015

Monthly Speaker Series

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Speaker: Delegate Mary Beth Carozza
Topic: 2015 Legislative Session Wrap Up & Preparations for 2016

Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM - Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Ocean Pines Library
11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines MD
Admission is Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Property Tax Increase

 Worcester County is facing a $22 million budget shortfall. It's not a question of "IF" property taxes will be raised. It's a question of How Much!

Please attend public meeting tonight, May 5th at Snow Hill Middle School, 7 pm, and let your voice be heard. Our County Commissioners want to hear from their constituents.

Open Here for: FY 2016 Requested Operating Budget

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Canada's Version of David Letterman's Top 10 List of America 's Stupidity

Number 10 - Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event.
Number 9 - Only in America ...could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!
Number 8 - Only in America ...could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
Number 7 - Only in America ...can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
Number 6 - Only in America...would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens (probably should be number one).
Number 5 - Only in America .... could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as EXTREMIST’S.
Number 4 - Only in America ...could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote. 
Number 3 - Only in America ...could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
Number 2 - Only in America ... could you collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money .
And Number 1 - Only in America...could the rich people- who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Parents - Refuse the PARCC Tests

Worcester County Public School Administration was asked the following question:
Will the PARCC assessment results (grade) be used in the student final grade?  If so, what percent of student's final grade will be made up of PARCC results? Their response:
No, PARCC assessment results are not used in the calculation of a student’s coursework grade. It is an accountability measure for teachers, principals, schools, and the school system, but not the student.

If PARCC tests are to have no bearing on your child's final grade or performance, why are we spending months teaching to a test that does nothing more than collect data to fire teachers and shut down schools? The data is useless to the student. The test results won't even be back until December 2015, long after your child has moved to the next grade. Why are we putting undue stress and anxiety on our children?
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