Thursday, October 7, 2010

Got $200,000? Mayor Cohen Doesn't


Dearest Historics:

The Finance Department heist lost the City $120,000.  Now the latest: the Safe Streets scam lost the City $200,000.  Money it never bothered to collect.

Some detail. 

In December of 2009, Zina Pierre's lobbying firm helped the City of Annapolis apply for and win a 100% grant of $200,000 from the Federal Government. For 'Safe Streets' - public safety - purposes.  At the time city officials had to go to Washington and actually work to get it.  Lobbying Sens. Milkulski & Cardin and Rep. Sarbanes.

The money has been sitting there for almost a year now.  Through the birth of the Cohen Regime.  Into the dark days of Herr Smith's faked 'budget crisis' layoffs.  And all summer while the Mayor spent his time having fun running his friend's campaign.  Gee whiz! 

Now into a new Federal fiscal year.

Yet this clock is still ticking - for a time.

Will the Cohenistas pick up the pen or a phone and go collect the money?  The Feds will eventually decide it is better spent elsewhere.  Like in Des Moines, for example.

So much money has been lost by this Administration through oversight and neglect.  And the results of these losses placed upon the backs of citizens and city workers. 

What's another $200,000 to Mayor Cohen?

Not much, really.

King of George

54 comments:

  1. Where's Paul Foer and the Eastport Gunfire group when you need 'em?

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  2. If true, that's maybe $200,000 we'll have to put in the Cohen column. But, he's got a long way to go, if he's to rival Moyer who blew $6,000,000 on the Market House alone, and millions more in misplaced priorities.

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  3. Why is the Markethouse still empty almost year after the election - is it Moyer's fault ?

    When will Cohen and his "crack" development team do something to turn the town around for the better ?

    As a small business person I can't wait any longer as I am out of gas and ready to close shop if I don't have a great holiday season.

    What is the city doing to help things downtown? Where is the sense of urgency ?

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  4. I found this, which might explain a few things :

    " Miron Sternsteninblatz said...
    Josh is doing the best he can given he level of competency. Please be patient with him. He is a man of limited capacity and has struggled his entire life to complete projects."

    As a community we may need to help Josh to become a fully self-actualized person. Please learn to love.

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  5. Great, we'll be out of business as he learns on the job. What happened to the Econ. Dev. Department ? Is anybody doing anything ?

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  6. Street Merchant, We all have a responsibilty to help Josh Grow, remember , it takes a village to raise a child.

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  7. Downtown businesses who whine about an almost empty Market House are barking at the wrong place. Look in the mirror. Check your own business plan, folks. It is not the City's fault for the ecomonic downturn. Those weaker businesses should look at their demographics, merchandise and target audiences, not insist on another citizen's committee to determine what to allow in the MH. Did you not take advantage of the county's super business assistance department? There is plenty of small business assistance around here.

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  8. I am going to move out to Parole where the parking is free, people want to do business and I don't have to listen to all the cranks.

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  9. Clearly the best thing to do with Downtown is build condos for the wealthy, and privatize the entire city dock area.

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  10. 200K is peanuts - don't worry about it.

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  11. Ward One should decide everything downtown.

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  12. The sad part of King's post is that there were many more grants in the works to benefit the City, but the new administration did not want to know about them...check that secret hall closet for the documents.

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  13. Why did they not want to know? What does Doug Smith do all day?

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  14. Doug Smith does nothing all day.

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  15. Doug Smith has developed a drug problem and is being enabled by his City HAll Paycheck !!

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  16. Is it true, Does Doug Smith have a monkey on his back ?

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  17. Louise CaldroniaonOctober 11, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Doug Smith Got himself one big healthy severance package. How many times did Doug have to suck-off Josh for that ?

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  18. Why the armed guards at City Hall ?

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  19. A horrible think has happened.

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  20. reprinted with the permission of the underground news network LLC

    In light of the recent hiring of a man (@ $100k+ a year) convicted of armed robbery a a reprint seems apropos :
    skit I wrote about Cohen in light of his performance as Mayor.


    Tie Selection Idea Team

    Boy J : Honey, I want to wear a tie today. Get the family together and a few neighbors QUICKLY, we must brainstorm before I select my neck wear.
    Attendant: The lady has gathered the Tie Selection Idea Team Boy J
    Boy J (standing before Idea Team): As you know the last tie selection was a disaster, my shirt was stained by ther faulty dye, and the last selector was asked to leave. I am Honored to be here with such a great team of tie selectors to discuss the formulation of the requirements and desired outcome of a tie in the complex enviroment and economic realities of the masses, keeping in mine the desire values i must maintain, in the short term I reserve all right to refuse but will reserve options to decide furthall things.

    .....after several hours of discussion Boy J blurts....

    Thank you all for your input, in light of the great progress we have made today, I will be going to The Annapolis Mall in order to fulfill the needs we have formulated!!! I will be leaving in my car, as soon as the Head of PArking brings it to me ( Head of Parking whispers into Boy J's ear)
    WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY CAR WAS STOLEN LAST WEEK !!?? Why was I not told ?

    Curtain Closes as theme music to the three stooges is played.

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  21. What happened to the King ?
    Est-il mort ?
    longtemps vivre le roi

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  22. Paul Foer has a very good post on his blog today about the Question A bribery scandal--Josh is part of it. ...... on an unrelated(?) note check out the cheesy picture on Josh with Carter in which he makes sure the everyone can see he ( Josh) is a VIP.


    Why advertise that you are a Very Incompetent Person ?

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  23. Lactation Consultant to the StarsOctober 16, 2010 at 7:43 AM

    You mean this one : http://www.ci.annapolis.md.us/Libraries/News_-_Images/Picture_1584.sflb.ashx


    I think VIP stands for Veritable Idiot-Person in this case

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  24. The king is dead.

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  25. on speed cameras: "Mayor Josh Cohen said he is undecided on the issue."---what a putz !! CAn't this moron do anything without a committee ?

    VIP in his case means Very Indecisive Putz.

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  26. Let's have some cameras on Main Street to catch drunk drivers.

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  27. Zinfandel DiffendorfOctober 19, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Let's have some cameras in Josh's office to see if he ever does anything. When the council passes speed cameras he has raised taxes !!!!

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  28. King ? I need thee !!!

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  29. SPECIAL REPORT: The King is currently deep undercover as a "Rhode Island" expert. As such he will be unable to reveal any unrevealed truths until such time as he is guaranteed protection against the people that are committing the crimes he will soon reveal .

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  30. Annapolis has many dirty secrets.

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  31. The King can no longer defend the indefensible. At a certain point, it becomes so painfully obvious that one's arguments are so flawed or dishonest that they just go silent and slip away.

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  32. like the king himself.....

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  33. Microphone MallinmouthOctober 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    The King has , in his role as deep-undercover New Englander, just obtained information that will blow the lid off of City Hall.

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  34. pray tell...

    the City is broke and can't pay to fix anything...

    not even the Markethouse as Moyer spent all the money.

    get used to the new reality.

    It is time for more layoffs as Smith swing back into action.

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  35. Josh Cohen was burned in effigy by an angry mob before being used as a urinal. Police are investigating.

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  36. Cohen the Effigy was found today encrusted in wet charcoal floating in a makeshift raft in the middle of back creek. He was later seen being dragged out of the creek into a large white van driven by beautiful laughing large-breasted women dressed as librarians. The van was last scene near Key School.

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  37. Sources say the Cohen the urine coated effigy was placed inside a porta-potty located on a construction site. The porta-john was the pushed over with the contents and rolled toward a pile of rubble. No further information is available. Several croquet mallets were found at the scene.

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  38. Tailor Made Gee-tarOctober 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Josh was seen asking to borrow some money from his Mom so he could charter a bus and take a group of random citizens to the Rally to Restore Sanity tomorrow in D.C. Josh was last seen pounding his hands into the ground shouting " I hate you Mom, you never let me do what I want to do " .

    Meanwhile, burnt effigy sits patiently waiting for its final destiny to unfold.

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  39. The King and Cohen are both silent. Something is just around the corner that will shock even the most jaded of you.

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  40. Don't worry Josh, it gets better.

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  41. Paul Foer is retreating !! He is part of the news that is about to unfold !!!

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  42. Today is the day people, tune in to Hometown Annapolis today for information on a major controversy.

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  43. Paul for is dying.

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  44. Paul Foer was killed off by this great bit of investigative journalism --he ran scared !!! HA HA HA

    http://www.hometownannapolis.com/blogs/post/2843991/Foer-and-a-blogger-s-conflicts.html

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  45. Anna, that is in fact the word on the street. Paul has effectively made himself unemployable , and now that he has to pay child-support he needs a job badly.

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  46. Caliente Rafael BeansNovember 12, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Oh my gosh. This explains it all. It seems Paul Foer's mood swings are the result of a hormone imbalance. Paul is scheduled to have gender- re-assignment surgey in late november and has been having hormone injections since late summer.

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  47. Paul Foer was seen last night staggering along RT 2 north with a shopping cart and a half drunken bottle of Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine. If you see Paul, please give him a piece of cheese and wish him well. He is in need of our Love.

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  48. New sighting of Foer: " Paul Foer was seen carrying a weathered campaign sign while simultaneously ranting about politics and asking for handouts. Seems he has taken his Blog to the streets!!!

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  49. Paul Foer is rumoured to be looking for work in the public sector as a Mental Health counselor.

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  50. THE KING HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.

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  51. The King was silenced at the Primaries and now at the General election. It appear the King also is the manslave for Sandy Cohen

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  52. The King has no more enemies now that Foer is gone & boy Cohen has been neutered.

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  53. Boy Cohen has been neutered and SILENCED. The little punk has not said anything for quite a while. He should make it policy to shut up.

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  54. If Al Hopkins could be Mayor anyone could be.

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