Thursday, February 28, 2008


So Pete why are you flip-flopping on this issue? I have supported you unconditionally until now.
So why are you bending to the whims of the governor.
You do know Ben Fitial is fulla' shit, don't you?
Pete.. Read all of my posts supporting you.
But you say now...
Story Here
“Pass legislation that will cap the minimum wage in the CNMI at $4.05 an hour…which would remain in effect for a period of two years,” said Tenorio. “This will have provided workers in the CNMI with a total hourly increase of a dollar, which is a significant step toward a livable wage.”
Pete: When you develop your budget, can't you put into effect a $.50 per hour raise?? Gas just went up again. It is now over $4.00pg. Power has doubled. Could you live on this wage??
He said (You) the two-year wage hike moratorium will allow authorities to collect more data and “provide our business community the necessary time to restructure their business operations so that they can remain in the CNMI.”
Pete, Lets get real, You are the smartest person in an elected position, you need to be the one to help the people.
At the same time, Tenorio asked U.S. lawmakers to “assist us with resources to address our infrastructure crises so that we can reduce the cost of doing business in the CNMI, and provide breathing room for employers to pay higher wages.
Do you not have $57 million dollars of help waiting for someone smart enough to use them? What more do you want?
You need help, I'll help you . So don't bail out on me now!
Pete, if you ever read this, contact me! I'll help!


Here it is....
The parish priest went on a fishing trip. On the last day of his trip he hooked a monster fish and proceeded to reel it in. The guide, holding a net, yelled, "Look at the size of that Son of a Bitch!" "Son, I'm a priest. Your language is uncalled for!" "No, Father, that's what kind of fish it is - a Son of a Bitch fish!" "Really? Well then, help me land this Son of a Bitch!" Once in the boat, they marveled at the size of the monster. "Father, that's the biggest Son of a Bitch I've ever seen."
"Yes, it is a big Son of a Bitch. What should I do with it?" "Why, eat it! Of course. You've never tasted anything as good as a Son of a Bitch!" Elated, the priest headed home to the rectory.
While unloading his gear and his prize catch, Sister Mary inquired about his trip. "Take a look at this big Son of a Bitch I caught!" Sister Mary gasped and clutched her rosary, "Father!" "It's okay, Sister. That's what kind of fish it is, a Son of a Bitch fish!" "Oh, well then, what are you going to do with that big Son of a Bitch?"
Sister Mary informed the priest that the new Bishop was scheduled to visit in a few days and that they should fix the Son of a Bitch for his dinner. "I'll even clean the Son of a Bitch", she said.
As she was cleaning the huge fish, the Friar walked in. "What are you doing Sister?" "Father wants me to clean this big Son of a Bitch for the new Bishop's dinner." "Sister! I'll clean it if you're so upset! Please watch your language!" "No, no, no, it's called a Son of a Bitch Fish."
"Really? Well, in that case, I'll fix up a great meal to go with it, and that Son of a Bitch can be the main course! Let me know when you've finished cleaning that Son of a Bitch."
On the night of the new Bishop's visit, everything was perfect. The Friar had prepared an excellent meal. The wine was fine, and the fish was excellent. The new Bishop said, "This is great fish, where did you get it?"
"I caught that Son of a Bitch!" proclaimed the proud priest.
"And I cleaned the Son of a Bitch!" exclaimed the Sister.
The Friar added, "And I prepared the Son of a Bitch, using a special recipe!
The new Bishop looked around at each of them. A big smile crept across his face as he said,
"You fuckers are my kind of people!"
I Love you son's-of-bitches!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


The governor declares "we have balanced the budget for the last two years"...
Now do you believe these lies and bullshit? Well if you do you are in for a rude awakening...
Read this bit... The Story Here..
THE commonwealth’s long-term debt totaled $257 million as of Sept. 30, 2006, according to a report prepared by Crawford & Associates, P.C.
The report also shows that the CNMI government’s short-term cash position to settle its liabilities is .34 to 1. Which means that the CNMI only has 34 cents for every dollar it owes.

Does that sound like we had a balanced budget for the past two years? Not by any figment of the imagination could the budget be balanced.
So why does the governor say this shit? Does he think we are so ignorant? Does he think we believe his crap? Just shut the hell up with this and tell the truth... We are in a hole and the governor won't stop digging. This is so stupid. Balanced budget, my ass! How long does he think we will put up with this? Aren't you tired of this crap too?
That's All!!


Do your job and leave the oil companies alone, will ya?
I couldn't resist this post.. I told ya so...
NOT Fair? Not Fair?!?
Mr. Torres. Let us talk about what is fair, and what is not. Oil prices are not set by the oil companies. Let me repeat that.
Would it be fair, to the shareholders of the oil company, to sell a product to a consumer at less than the established commodities market value?
Would it be fair for oil companies to absorb ever changing operating costs, to cut us a break?
Would it be fair, to subpoena from Singapore, the oil company reps with the answers? Who absorbs those costs?
Would it be fair to let you, and the rest of the legislative branch of our government continue to draw exorbitant salaries, waste discretionary funds, and turn a blind eye to the most fraudulent, and wasteful government in the history of the world?
Oh, wait. I know the answer to the last one. Yes. Yes indeed.
Instead of wasting time and money on figuring out why prices are high, try focusing on why people are suffering.
Nice try though. Trying to put the blame on Big Oil for our problems.
You and the rest of your ilk, are the problem Mr. Torres.
Mr. Torres. You and most of your cronies are a disgrace to everything that is good, and decent about these islands. Everyone knows it sir, and so do you.
Garapan, Saipan
Damn! I couldn't have said it better! Good job Paul!...
* The Loose Cannon

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


The show is coming..
I can't wait for this to develop. Here It Is..
Send in the mighty TLC
Torres Says Oil Firms Should Explain Soaring Fuel Prices
THE chairman of the House Public Utilities, Telecommunications and Communications Committee says he will invite the two oil firms on the islands to explain their decision to increase their fuel prices, again.
Well, well Stanley, what are you gonna do if they don't wanna come here? Call the DPS Comissioner? Ha! Ha! Burned that bridge!
Rep. Stanley TLC* Torres, R-Saipan, said the price increases imposed by Mobil Oil Mariana Islands and Shell Marianas should be investigated.
And just who do you suppose will do the investigating of these oil companies? Will it be a committee you form? Maybe your ghost employees? Will you expect them to do it themselves or are you just firing wild shots as a loose cannon again?
“The people are suffering,” Torres told Variety in a phone interview. “I will invite them to an oversight hearing and if they don’t come I will summon them. The Legislature has subpoena power.”
Now you are getting funny, you can subpoena them, and if they still don't come who will enforce it, the CNMI military? Boy scouts? TaoTaoTano? The little girls that slap your face?
Torres said reports reaching his office indicated that the two oil firms imported fuel on Jan. 25 and as far as he knows those have not been totally consumed.
As far as you know, how far is that? The length of your tic-tac-toe... ( I heard this one before and thought it was funny). Stanley you are nuts. (Or should I say 1 nut?)
Variety was unable to get a comment from the oil firms.
Guess you better call in the troops they aren't returning calls.... No comment from them. Buckle up this will be a war...
“My question is why did they raise the fuel prices when their supplies were ordered before (the crude oil prices hit the $100 per barrel rate),” Torres said.
Why are you asking the newspaper reporter, why don't you ask the oil companies, ever think of that?
“What are they trying to do? They have already millions in profits,” he added.
Again, another question for THEM..
Mobil and Shell executives have said that their operating costs in the Pacific are greater than what they spend in populated areas. They said the islands’ small population and geographic location make their oil operations costlier.
You can understand this, can't you Stanley?
Torres said it’s not fair for consumers to pay so much for fuel because the islands are already reeling from a decade-old economic crisis.
Now I know finger pointing is a favorite game of legislators for all their problems, but to blame the oil companies for the mismanagement of the government of the CNMI for the last ten years is completely ridiculous. Is this really how smart you are?
Saipan residents are now bracing for the higher power rates that the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is expected to pass on to consumer.
Has the thought ever come to your mind that CUC and everyone involved in it, including you badly needs replacing. That would be a good start, now don't you think... I can't wait to see you, little man, take on two oil companies this should be akin to a freak show.. Run Stanley, Run....
*TLC - The Loose Cannon


You see, Big Jim was my uncle on my mothers side.....
BIG JIM's true story!
A redneck named Big Jim was stopped by a game warden in Central Mississippi recently with two ice chests full of fish. He was leavin' a cove well-known for its fishing.
The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"
"Naw, sir", replied the redneck. "I ain't got none of them there licenses. You must understand, these here are my pet fish."
"Pet fish?"
"Yeah. Every night, I take these here fish down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jump right back into these here ice chests and I take 'em home."
"That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that."
The redneck looked at the warden for a moment and then said, "It's the truth Mr. Government Man. I'll show ya. It really works."
"O. K.", said the warden. "I've got to see this!"
The redneck poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the warden says, "Well?"
"Well, what?", says the redneck.
The warden says, "When are you going to call them back?"
"Call who back?"
"The FISH", replied the warden!
"What fish?", replied the redneck.
Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees. You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.
And thats all she wrote.....


Pay raises are of utter importance to acquiring top quality professional people. This was a badly needed move and I even question if it is adequate. $100.000 is probably a better amount to get truly highly skilled professionals in their respective fields. So bring it on and pay the people what they are worth... Remember, you only get what you pay for.
Heinz Wants Salary Cap Exemptions Expanded
A lawmaker wants health care experts and professionals working at the Legislature and courts to be exempted from government salary caps. Rep. Heinz Hofschneider said that flexibility in the compensation paid to these professionals is needed to attract and retain qualified people in government.
Under House Bill 16-30, certain medical staff and other professionals employed working in government may receive over $50,000 a year. The bill would also increase to $60,000 the annual salary cap for professionals employed by the legislative and judicial branches. The Story Here
I agree, although $60.000 may not be adequate..
But on the other hand....

Why is it so hard for this government to allow a U.S. mandated measly .50 cent pay raise to our guest workers? So why do they keep screaming 'It'll ruin the economy' bullshit when they are not even the ones paying it? Given the professionals we refer to above, their wages will come out of the governments coffers, while the guest workers pay comes mostly from the private sector. So why age are they grimacing like the the big $eagle is coming out their asses? Get a grip and let all our people survive and receive a livable wage....

Monday, February 25, 2008


From Guam, that is....
Have they scrutinized the reason why a guy would quit his job and leave Guam to come here to take a job and live here? Taking a $60,000 job here when the same job there pays a $100,000 there, should throw up a red flag immediately. Why would anyone in his right mind do that? I was reading the PDN regulary and ALL public school officials are dispised for their handling of the GPSS. Now the fallout is being picked up here by the NMC. NMC beware! Make darn sure of what you are getting...
The Story Here...
Read this:
NMC Hires Guam Education Official
AN ex-official of the Guam Public School System will fill one of the critical positions at Northern Marianas College identified by the accrediting commission. A chief planner of GPSS, is expected to report for work at NMC in March. His resignation from GPSS takes effect on Feb. 29. NMC’s director for institutional advancement and spokesman for the college, Mark Mendiola, yesterday said he will serve a three-year contract and will get up to $60,000 a year. The same position on Guam gets about $100,000 a year.
You be the judge, my opinion only....

985- UPDATE TO POSTS 982 and 968

I feel this is an important issue as I have referred to it in several posts. Here is a clearly defined and detailed summery of the issue.
It is a must read....
The Update Here ... and post 982 is just a short scroll down the page....
Again we need an Elected Attorney General and an Elected Public Auditor.. Problem solved, Oh should they all be so easy!
I'm not saying the people we have there aren't doing their jobs, it's that they are appointed by and serve under the governor, therefore are puppets on his string and are under his thumb....
Now we can't have that can we????
Saipan Tribune poll updated also...
Is the CNMI government doing enough to pursue corruption cases and other white-collar crimes on the islands?:
Option Votes
No- 132 ... How about these odds? 8.25 to 1
Yes- 16
Chuckle.. Note the 'cell' phone in the pic!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


The news from the legislature just seems to get funnier everyday. ( not Ha Ha funny)
More on this, "we are ridiculously lost and confused"....
Check This.... The Story Here
HOUSE Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Ray N. Yumul said on Friday that a balanced budget will be passed on Thursday this week. The administration proposed a $160.1 million budget but the committee has increased this to $164.25 million. Yumul, R-Saipan, said the figure is still “under the governor’s resources he has identified — $171,368,000.” If his bill fails to gain support from the other members of the House, Yumul said they may have to consider “raising certain fees for government services.”
Does this sound, to you, as something to be passed on Thursday? Yeah, Thursday, Some month, Someday, Some year. How is it possible the budget keeps rising as resources keep dwindling? Why do I get the feeling this isn't even gonna work, or even come close to working? And finally what government services do they suggest they raise? Should they not hold public hearings just to amuse us before they cram them down our throats and up our asses? Same shit, different year, different legislature.....

And Check This.... The Story Here
Lawmaker Offers Solution to Precinct 3 Water Problem:
LOW or lack of water supply continues to plague the central area of Saipan on a daily basis, according to Rep. Francisco S. Dela Cruz. He suggests that CUC “begin drawing up and implementing a daily standard operating procedure (or checklist).” A water watch personnel “shall be responsible for completing a daily checklist,” he stated.
CUC's REPLY: We don't have the necessary personnel and are short of money for this operation. We will need additional funding, maybe CIP Funding can be used... We also need legislative approval for more FTE's.
Are we now down to offering 'suggestions' to solve the incompetency of CUC? Why doesn't CUC itself implement the necessary procedures to offer reliable services? Maybe we all could send suggestions and tell them what to do. My first suggestion is to put up a public suggestion box, right where the line forms to pay the power and water bills.


Northern Islands Mayor Valentin Taisakan has asked the CNMI government to look into the possibility of mining not just pozzolan, but also lava rocks, on Pagan.
In Hawaii there is a myth telling all people it is bad luck to remove lava rocks...
Pele is also said to curse Hawaii visitors who return to their homeland with volcanic rock. However, many lava rock pieces are shipped back to Hawaii from around the world from people who claim to have experienced horrible misfortune since removing the rocks, and asking to be forgiven with letters and a small gift, like a necklace or fresh fruit.
The modern legend does have a strong basis in Hawaiian culture, as the earth is considered the mother of humanity. To wantonly take rocks without good reason and proper protocol is looked on by many Hawaiians and people who have adopted Hawaiian culture as equivalent to grave robbing.
So be sure to have your island blessed and your soul in order before delving into this undertaking. Just a friendly warning....

Saturday, February 23, 2008



This Week's Poll:
Is the CNMI government doing enough to pursue corruption cases and other white-collar crimes on the islands?
Yes- 14
No- 104
No opinion- 6
This has been an ever growing subject of concern for myself and many other people. I will refer you to a post I wrote recently, containing the questions by myself and two other people on this same subject.
Writers Mr. Anthony Pellegrino and Mr. Bill Weiss expressed their concerns about this issue in this post also. I suggest you read this post if you haven't already.
Now we see an overwhelming amount of local citizens who think the same thing, as you can see by the results of this local poll. So why does there seem to be nothing done about this? Maybe we should demand an accounting of why this seems to be standing still and absolutely no actions being taken to correct this.
My solution to put a stop to these crimes... An Elected Attorney General and an Elected Public Auditor!
Please offer your suggestion as to what you think will get this ball rolling. Something must be done!
PS.. Spell check is working again.. Yes!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008


When you are wrong I speak up. Most of the time I don't clearly understand what you want or mean, so I say nothing. But when you're right I feel I must speak up too. So here is my opinion...
What you have published here, is in my eyes, right on, you are to be complimented!
Here it is in part.... The Whole Story Here
Letter to the Editor: Long overdue wage hike..
TAOTAO TANO supports the minimum wage increase 100 percent. We oppose the Fitial administration’s stance to delay or permanently halt the federal minimum wage increase.
Let us all stop the excuses of business economics and give our people and our community a chance to progress and better their standard of living for their families and future generations to come.
This will do more for you and your group than any other actions that are seen as picking sides and seperating the different segments of the community. What you have done here is unite everyone who is depressed by this greedy governor and his business cronies. No one can live at a $3.55 per hr. wage and have a decent life. I'm on your side on this one...


A short while ago I commented on and posted a story about the fact that David Cohen was now in a position to advise interested businessmen about doing business in the Pacific region. I noted that some local government officials, upon his departure criticized and bad mouthed him as he was leaving. (Post # 978) I also mentioned they had burned their bridges and maybe that wasn’t a very smart thing to do, seeing the position he is in now. I also suggested that if I were in his position I would get the last laugh at the CNMI’s expense.
I got a comment that Mr. Cohen would rise above all that and tell the real actual truth, which I firmly believe he will do also. I had another comment as to what should he really tell new interested investors who were interested in placing and opening a business here in the CNMI. That got me to thinking along this line. What are the real facts that should be told to them?
Just how does he view the CNMI and what should his comments be on several important issues facing new businessmen and new businesses. Now I really don’t know what HE might tell them, but here is the most truthful assessment of the facts that I would give them.. In my own opinion as I see them..
When ask about….
The government:
The government is presently flat broke and getting flatter.
The government operates on a ‘job’s for votes system’. You vote for me and you will get a government job. This causes a bloated over staffed government run by incompetent people who are not qualified to do the jobs they are placed in, but simply relatives and friends positioned according to their votes. The legislature cannot seem to pass an operating budget giving further chaos to an already confused and lost government. This in turn causes the government to operate at a less then efficient rate and puts great pressure on the government to fund all these positions and to deliver the simple basic services.
Such as…..
Medical Services:
The CHC (Commonwealth Health Center) is not staffed by a qualified director but a political hire. It is under staffed and is also unable to provide basic health services.
Again understaffed, overcrowded and lacking basic tools such as books and learning materials. The buildings are in a state of repair and learning levels are low.
Utilities: Power and Phone
A power company charging twice the rates as it did a year ago, is unable to keep the power on, causing at sometimes daily rolling blackouts and an unreliable source of power. It is in dire need of replacement, with no remedy is in sight for this continual problem. Phone Company: One of the best in the pacific region, comparable to mainland companies. Is privately operated.
The water in undrinkable and at many times unusable due to bacteria’s found in the water. Many times there is no water available. Again no changes are seen in the near future.
Public Safety:
Tourists are robbed when asking for assistance. Purses are snatched, copper wire thieves run unabated, poked rooms and mini-markets, even churches, are being held-up and robbed. The police force must be commented for their resiliency but are under staffed and short budgeted.
At this point I don’t think they would be interested anymore and we didn’t even get to the important parts, the business aspects of doing business here.
Land ownership: Not available, leases only, otherwise never mind trying to have your business appreciate in value as they will continue to depreciate as the lease closes in on its experation date.
Labor force: Stays repressed by the local government. Only federal mandates give yearly .50 cent raises. Has one of the lowest minimum wages in the U.S. Labor laws force workers of their choice upon the businesses giving the employer no say in his hiring and requires the employees to exit from their jobs every 3 years for 6 months, unacceptable to most employers. This is complicated and unstable, could change with each election.
Taxes are on a you pay now and wait years for your rebate which may never happen. The government has no concern for the taxes owed as rebates. The best position is to owe them at tax time.
Rules and Regulations:
These are not consistent at all, and are changeable every election depending on the whims of whoever was elected. Permitting is a nightmare and every agency is independent within itself, there is no interfacing of regulations and you will visit many offices and be spread island wide, running back and forth until you are completely frustrated.
Recreation while living here:
Beautiful beaches when the trash is cleaned up. Beaches are constantly ‘red flagged’ due to E-Coli in the water and are unsuitable for humans during these occurrences.
What David Cohen might say, It's your guess. Would it be true, absolutely !
Why would anyone even need to lie about a place that operates like this? It's head is up it's own ass anyway!
So the question of the day is.. What would you tell a businessman who has $200 million dollars to invest and asks you your opinion as to where he should put it and should it be in the CNMI?
I don’t know, I’m getting depressed even writing this piece... Do you have any additions, comments or suggestions? Or an answer to todays question?
Add them below…

Thursday, February 21, 2008


On the KSPN News at 6:00 tonight, the senate was complaining about not having any input into the new CNMI federalization bill. They passed a bill today to ask the federal government to have their input into the content of the bill. They feel they were left out in the cold and the bill was being 'rammed down their throats' without having any input or say about it. Now this may be a good idea, or would have been 6 months ago, before the hearings took place. Didn't the present senate president go and testify? Didn't he realize what was happening at the time? Why at that time didn't he speak up to join in, but no he went with the governor and babbled about how it would ruin the economy, just like all the rest of 'um did...
Well I have a few more questions....
Did they just now figure this out? Did they just find out now that a bill was in the making, and didn't they know it was for quiet some time? Have they just now discovered that they were left out of the decisions made to produce the bill? Well DUH?
Don't they know they have a one track minded idiot governor and his line was absolutely NO, NOT, or NEVER, we won't even discuss it, as we only have one thought and that is absolutely... NO TO FEDERALIZATION.
A blockheaded narrowminded view with no concessions or input, period! And they wonder why they were left out. Can you not understand what I have just explained, well if you can here's what I've been saying all along, at least participate in the drafting of the bill, make yourselves heard, join in instead of running bullheaded against the wind like the governor does. Say your piece, they'll listen.
Now you wake up,
maybe it's to late. Typical government workings, wait till the last minute, wait some more, then try to ram and knee-jerk everything into place, all at once, with little time for thought and reasoning...
Friggin fools... Thats all....


Burning bridges, was it a good idea?... I don't think so!
The Bush administration's former point person for insular areas has joined an international law firm and will help head a new venture to advise companies that invest and operate in the Pacific.
David B. Cohen, who stepped down as deputy assistant secretary for Insular Affairs last month, now works with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He will co-head DWT Pacific, which is the first unified trans-Pacific legal and business advisory team in the market.
His advise just could be .. Don't go there. Or The CNMI SUCKS as some other people have done. Now I don't know what he might say about this place, but if I were in his shoes...
I'd get the last laugh....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


On the scale of justice....
This should be fair, don't you think? Story Here
NOTHING personal.
This was
how Rep. Stanley T. Torres described his recent privilege speech urging for the removal of Department of Public Safety Commissioner Rebecca Warfield.
Asked to rate his dissatisfaction with Warfield on a scale of 1 to 10, Torres said, “the worst — more than 10.”
Nothing personal, Stanley but this is how I rate you...
On a scale of 1 to 10 I say, worse than worse -- more than 13!
He says DPS would be better off without her, I say the CNMI would be better off without him.
He says you can throw stones, (He said it was alright) I say you can throw them back! So duck Stanley here they come!


Just yesterday, (should I say, 'I told you so' Post # 973,) I wrote that the NMC needed help and would beg to Uncle Sam, the very same departmrnt so despised for butting into CNMI affairs. Cussing them on one hand while holding out the other, what a bunch of hypocrites! Well here we go ...
Read this ... The Story Here....
A bit of the story...
Washington Rep. Pedro A. Tenorio said he has asked OIA to ensure that NMC get needed funding assistance to address WASC’s concerns. “I have checked with OIA and they are very willing to de-obligate funding for (federal) capital improvement projects that have not yet begun so the college will have the funds needed to make necessary repairs to its facilities in compliance with WASC’s show cause order,” Tenorio said. He identified two pending CIPs whose funding may be de-obligated for NMC — Kalabera Cave Development and the Lake Susupe Boardwalk.
I don't get it. They don't want the U.S. OIA to assist in the labor and immigration but readily will beg for help everytime they get their tit's in a wringer. So do you want their help or go it alone? Make up your confused minds! This is bullshit as I see it. Get in or get out! You can't ride the fence.
Thats all.....


Tamara opening her new Canon digital camera. I just thought I'd put this out there to have some fun. If you haven't met this fine lady yet find a time and place to do it. You will find a wonderful person!
Maybe you need some insurance? The place to go..
Thanks Tamara,


A must read!!!
Have a wonderful day...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008



On the local news tonight, KSPN2, they were asking for the local community to help with keeping the college from loosing it's accrediation. They said the school is in dire need and all should pitch in.
Now do I not get this or have I got it wrong?
Didn't we elect a government to take care of this? Do we not pay them for doing this? Aren't the directors appointed by the government or someone resposible that we elected or pay? Are they not getting paid to do this? Did we not do our part to have a college? So why the hell do we need to do more? Aren't the ones elected and/or appointed to do this job, doing it? Then they must all be thrown out and replaced with competent people who can do the job. That's the peoples job, to put the right people in place, not to do the job for them. If the public has to do the job then I guess the people we elected are not needed, what do you think? If they can't get the job done, get rid of the whole mess, axe their asses. Elect reliable people!
Here's a novel idea.... Let Stanley TLC Torres fire a few wild shots at 'um, demand all their records and cause more confusion, He'll help alot, don't you think? I just thought I'd throw that in for fun!
If the truth will be known it will be the hated U.S. government, the same ones that are so dispised for their meddeling in CNMI affairs, that will be ask to help, and they probably will save MNC and all the other responsible sorry asses!
Thats all!


By the way, all of the announcements I have sent out thus far can be accessed at the Commonwealth Dialogues website, .
Thank you and have a great week.
Tina Sablan

Please place for your pick for the U.S. president in poll, right column... under my pic...


The Story Here.....
DCCA wants lower power rates for its sports section
The Department
of Community & Cultural Affairs is asking the 16th Legislature to exempt the Division of Sports and Recreation from power consumption rates or to give it affordable rates for power consumption. Melvin L.O. Faisao, the department's deputy secretary, said the division is under “tremendous pressure” to meet strenuous daily sports activities at the Ada Gymnasium. In a letter to the Legislature, Faisao said he is seeking the lawmakers' support to exempt the Division of Sports & Recreation from paying their share of the CUC rates or, alternatively, provide it a more affordable one.
Now this a grand idea lowering or eliminating the costs of power for the sports complex and the gym, a grand idea indeed. But this needs to go one step farther, suggest who will pay for it. The power doesn't come cheap and unless your plan has a source of payment then it's not a plan at all. Maybe Mr. Melvin would like one of the meters placed in his name, that would be a start. You could also request Mobile Oil to give you a 1000 gallons of free fuel a month, that would help immensely, but don't expect the rest of us who are already strung out from paying outlandish power bills to cover your costs. Maybe the users of the complex and gym could help pay for it, I know I don't need a raise in my costs, nor do I think anyone else does either.
So enough of this gimme, gimme, let someone else pay shit, just doesn't cut it!

Monday, February 18, 2008


The poll is right below my handsome picture. Pick one, your favorite to win the 2008 U.S. presidential election.... If you log on, you must vote for your favorite!


Happy President's Day everyone,
This is to announce that the following committees will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19:
Federal and Foreign Relations -- 9am, Speaker's Conference Room to discuss goals and objectives for the committee
Ways and Means -- 1pm, House Chamber, to discuss the budget
Also, as a reminder, while we continue to push for the Legislature's official website, , to be reactivated, updated, and improved -- all introduced bills can can be downloaded at Floor Leader Rep. Joseph Camacho's website, .
A new poll has been added to the Floor Leader's website regarding land ownership in the CNMI, and everyone is encouraged to participate. This poll follows the public outreach efforts of the Humanities Council to collect articles related to land ownership in the CNMI and to encourage community dialogue on Article XII, and more recently, the introduction of an initiative in the House to extend leases of private land to persons not of Northern Marianas Descent to 75 years, and Rep. Joseph Camacho's latest letter to the editor on Article XII.
Thanks very much,
Tina Sablan
-- Tina Sablan.. House of Representatives.. 16th CNMI Legislature
PO Box 500586 Saipan, MP 96950
Tel: (670) 664-8931 Cel: (670) 483-3935
There you have it....


I am referring you to an article written by Anthony Pellegrino and published in the Saipan Tribune ... The Story Here ... A must read!
A snippet here
If tomorrow's newspaper headline were to scream out: WE ARE BEING ROBBED BY OUR FELLOW CITIZENS! What would you think? Would you get angry and want to know who is doing this? Or would you do as Pontius Pilate did, turn away and wash your hands feeling that it is not my problem?
So many crimes are committed by unscrupulous government and persons appointed by the government yet no one gets prosecuted or even reprimanded. One case that sticks out in my mind is the utter abuse of government funds by the now disbanded MPLA, as motioned here by Bill Weiss...
A snippet here
On the subject of wasteful travel... please, someone (Governor Fitial?) tell the public what has happened to the OPA audit of the MPLA. Why have those people never been brought to justice for their outrageously flagrant abuse of taxpayers' money for their personal travel? Does the government allow this wanton abuse to continue? If MPLA could get away with this, then it sends the message to others that it's allowed behavior.
Our OPA finds and reports these findings over and over again, yet nothing seem to be done about it WHY??? There needs to be a stop put to this endless bleeding of funds, by that I mean outright stealing from the people. Get pissed off and demand the governor to have these people prosecuted!
My solution.. Give the OPA the power to prosecute and have the OPA director and the AG both elected by the people. This would solve the problem, right now!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I ordered a digital camera from Wal-Mart that was shipped Dec, 26th I just got it today.
Now here is the rest of the story.
After waiting 4 weeks I told them I didn't recieve the camera. They told me to wait 2 more weeks, which I did. At the end of 6 weeks I told them I still didn't get the camera so they told me they will credit my account, which they did. I told them don't credit my account, just send another one. They replied, We have already credited your account, if you still want the camera order another one, which I did. Now I have the first one and a 2nd one on the way, by express mail. I can easily send the second one back, no problem. What I thought if there is anyone looking for a camera I will sell you this one and not return it. It will still be in the shipping box. So if you are looking for one, this is what it is: Canon 7.1 MP PowerShot A560 Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical Zoom & Face Detection Don't feel pressured I can return it. My total cost is $150.00. I sprung for an extra $10.00 for express mail to avoid the 8 week shipping... If you are interested click on the blue lettering above for detailed specifications... PS I've been playing with mine all afternoon, great little package, nice pics.


Tina Sablan:
For her unwavering comittment to show transparency into the workings of the House of Representatives.
Posts # 956, 958, and961.

Stanley TLC* Torres:
For his tirade against PTI. Post #964
*TLC - The Loose Cannon

Friday, February 15, 2008


What is this governor angleing at or for? He says its not for reelection, but then this guy is not known for telling the truths as you will note. Read it here..
Here is a part of his newest lie and more bullshit......

Friday, February 15, 2008
Lower Power Rates Before Term's End
Gov. Benigno R. Fitial says he will reduce the power rates before he steps down next year. Asked about his plans for a possible re-election, the governor said he is not thinking of politics, as his main goal is to end the power crisis and lower the cost of electric service to the customers.
Now if you believe that I have a bridge to sell, it'll span from Saipan to Tinian.
“Before the end of my term, I will reduce the cost of power to the people,” said the governor, who won the 2005 election partly on a promise (lie) that he would scrap the fuel surcharge implemented by the Babauta administration. The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. did stop collecting the surcharge of 3.5 cents per kWh. However, it implemented a new power rate structure that nearly doubled the cost of electricity in the Commonwealth.
Damn we can't take another power cut if it's the same as the first one, could we? Doesn't this guy see through anything? It' ll be lots'a years and many politicians before the rates go down. Please note the date of this line of bullshit as it will definately come to light in the distant future.
So lets examine some reasons as to why he might make a ststement like this. He already said it wasn't for reelection purposes, so why say it. Did he just get a feel-good moment and decide to make everyone else feel good too? It would be much better if a statement like this came with a plan of action explaining how it was going to be done and not just an across the board blank statement, don't you think? Tell us how this will be done, a plan if you please.
Now here are my questions: Why say anything this stupid? Does this even need to be said at all? What good does it do to even make a statement like this? What the hell for? He could just keep his mouth shut and things would be the same without this bullshit. Don't make any sense to me!

Also you can expect more expenses as the water and sewer rates will climb before anything gets reduced, so prepare to thighten the old belt another notch. Read it Here....
A short outtake....
Friday, February 15, 2008
'Water overdue for rate hike'
A consultant
for the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. says adjustments to the water and wastewater rates may be overdue. Dan Jackson, managing director at, told the Legislature on Tuesday that the current water and wastewater rates have been in place for too long.
So prepare to dig out that ever streached wallet and ante up again, it'll get worse before it gets better....

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Stanley TLC* Torres.. The Loose Cannon is rattling around wildly firing at anything that he sees moving. Just look at what he has taken to do now. PTI is probably theee best public service company in the CNMI and our dear Stanley TLC thinks he has to fu*k with it. What a numbnut. Read this
Heres what I'm talking about....
PTI Defends Hiring Policy: PACIFIC Telecom Inc. on Tuesday denied that it has turned down the applications of local jobseekers due to their lack of experience. Shirley Dotts, PTI human resources manager, responded to the letter of Rep. Stanley T. Torres, R-Saipan, who complained about the company’s hiring practices. In her letter, Dotts stated that “PTI has not had an open management position advertised since September 2007,”
But TLC Torres, in an interview, said PTI can still choose to hire these job applicants despite their academic backgrounds. He said PTI could train these applicants.
Dotts said "Of PTI’s 112 staff members, 105 are U.S. citizens, green cardholders, or from one of the Freely Associated States. This translates to a 93 percent local hire rate,” “PTI cannot create a position for every returning state-side college graduate who sends in a resume."
Torres said he will respond to PTI after he gathered more information from local jobseekers. “I’m thinking of making a press release, calling for these people to show their applications,” he said, adding that PTI’s response was “defensive and harsh.” He added, “I take their response as sarcastic and arrogant.” But Torres said he is “letting things cool down for a while” but PTI, for its part, should honor its settlement agreement with the CNMI government, which includes a promise to hire local residents.
Shut him up and get him the hell outta there! What the hell does he think he is doing? This idiot needs to be tied up and muzzled. Doesn't the legislature need to pass a budget? Maybe he could get interested in that, do something he was elected to do. Actually the whole place would be better off without him completely. What an asshole!
*TLC - The Loose Cannon


ONLY IN THE CNMI Our government workers don't miss a lick during a power outage they just switch to manual mode and keep on working, bless their little hearts....


Reasons To Smile:
*Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.
*Marriage changes passion. Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.
*I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on it. So I said "Implants?" She hit me.
*And remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
*When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunky dunk."
*Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.
*There are two kinds of pedestrians -- the quick and the dead.
*Why are men like laxatives? They irritate the shit out of you.
And finally, my favorite....
*When I was a little boy, we were so poor my mammy cut a hole in my pocket so I would have something to play with.


We don’t have a budget yet, and frankly I think that everything else that we’re doing in the Legislature should be put on hold until we pass a balanced budget. Passing the budget is the single most important responsibility of the House of Representatives.
Part of the difficulty we are having in passing a budget is that the government has not followed the Planning and Budgeting Act. This includes both the Executive and Legislative branches, and goes back to the 15th Legislature. Under the Planning and Budgeting Act, the proposed budget should include:
• A balanced budget, meaning revenues should have been equal to outlays;
• A detailed, current estimate of all the anticipated financial resources of the Commonwealth, including Covenant funds, unobligated balances, federal loans, grants, and other monies, a breakdown by type, and whether or not they are available to be appropriated;
• A statement of the basis for all estimates of financial resources, including a comparative analysis of available data for the two complete past years and the current year;
• Schedules of amounts obligated in the two complete past years, the amounts appropriated in the current year, and the amounts proposed to be appropriated for the budget year;
* A proposed balanced budget was supposed to have been prepared and submitted no later than six months before the beginning of the fiscal year. Any adjustments or amendments should have been submitted no later than three months before the beginning of the fiscal year. This means that a balanced budget should have been submitted in April 2007, and adjustments should have been submitted in July, and the Legislature should have taken final action on the budget within 30 days.
The proposed budget wasn’t submitted, however, until September 2007, just weeks before the end of the fiscal year. It was also an unbalanced budget because it makes several problematic assumptions, including a Retirement Fund employer contribution of 11% (it is actually 18%), and the enactment of the unpaid holiday bill which has yet to pass in the Legislature, among other things. Moreover, not all of the information that we need (for example, actual expenditures for the past two years, or even just the past year) has been provided in the proposed budget plan.
There has been discussion among the legislators about passing a continuing resolution, since we are already in the second quarter of FY 2008, and focusing instead on a budget for FY 2009. Another suggestion has been to pass a balanced budget that corrects the Governor’s previous assumptions, which would very likely mean more job cuts, or another across-the-board salary decrease (either a flat rate or proportional), or a tax increase, or a year-long suspension of rebates, or a combination of these measures. It has also been proposed that the Governor should be granted the same unlimited reprogramming authority he had from the 15th legislature to provide for critical services, such as public health, public schools, and public safety.
I think it would be absolutely irresponsible of us to pass a continuing resolution and allow this government to operate on the same spending level as it did last year. A continuing resolution is a guaranteed ticket to more government inefficiency and ineffectiveness. It means even more uncertainty in this already-uncertain time. When regular appropriations are delayed, agencies don’t know how much money they truly have to spend, and may try to hoard funds, not obtain the resources they need to do their jobs, or end up overspending. We simply cannot afford to pass a continuing resolution.
Most of us would agree that the responsible thing to do would be to pass a balanced budget as soon as possible. If we don’t have the information that we need to pass a balanced budget now, then we return the unbalanced budget to the Administration and go back to the table with them to agree upon the measures we would take to cut costs, generate revenue, or both, in order to realize a balanced budget.
I further disagree with the proposal to give the Governor unlimited reprogramming authority. It would certainly be easier to blame him if anything goes wrong, but I truly believe we would be shirking our own responsibility to be fiscally prudent and to provide oversight in the expenditure of public funds. Why not follow the guidelines for reprogramming that are provided in the Planning and Budgeting Act?
The Planning and Budgeting Act already gives the Governor reprogramming authority for the operations and activities of the Executive Branch, including all those critical services that fall under his jurisdiction – up to 25%. He certainly has the power to reprogram more if he declares a state of emergency. Otherwise, to reprogram more than 25%, the Governor must submit his request to the Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Committee on Fiscal Affairs, and his request would be considered approved unless either Committee disapproves the request within 20 calendar days. If the reprogramming request is truly to provide for critical services, why in the world would either committee disapprove? This way, we all share responsibility for providing for those critical services, and the burden does not fall on only one person to decide what is critical and what is not.
Looking ahead to Fiscal Year 2009 – we should be thinking now about ways to avoid repeating the problems with which we struggle in this fiscal year. It would not be a waste of time or money to begin government-wide desk audits and performance evaluations, overhauling our personnel management policies and pay scales, and eliminating duplications between agencies. It would be an investment. I also think we should implement meaningful penalties for failing to meet the deadlines stipulated in the Planning and Budget Act. At a minimum, legislators and the governor and lieutenant governor should not get paid until a balanced budget has been passed.
Thank You,
Tina Sablan

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The way to check if your car is cool and the A/C working properly...
Checking your car's Air Conditioner.
First you roll up the windows-turn the AC on Hi then put the tester in the car. Wait a few minutes then check the tester you have placed in the car.
To view the correct results of your tester and find out if your car is cool and the A/C is working, match your results to the tester shown here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Before the rumors start...
To: All my friends and family, I'm letting you know before you hear it from anyone in the family or through the rumor mill that I have been contacted by a woman who alleges that I am the father of her child. I do not know whether she wishes to substantiate this by means of a DNA test, however she has sent a photograph of the child, which bears a very strong and undeniable resemblance to me. On the basis of this photographic evidence I have decided to begin paying child support immediately.
Do you think I need to pursue this any farther?
Click on above
Just call me dad.. The apple dosen't fall far from the tree...



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The legislature to place a life sentence on the next generation even before they get their say.
Read it here....
April 19 special election proposed for 3 initiatives
election may be held on April 19 to allow voters to decide on three House legislative initiatives that aim to solve the island’s power crisis and stimulate the CNMI’s ailing economy.
Rep. Heinz S. Hofschneider, R-Saipan, yesterday introduced House Legislative Initiatives 16-3, 16-4 and
They have to
be passed by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members of each house present and voting. The governor cannot veto legislative initiatives, which are proposals to amend the Constitution.
It is House Initiative 16-5 That I want to talk about....
Public debt
H.L.I. 16-5 will
allow the cash-strapped government to borrow money from legitimate financial institutions for its operating expenses during “extreme situations and upon approval of the people through an initiative.”
He cited the case of frequent blackouts, the government’s inability to finance some basic services as among the critical situations to justify the passage of his proposal.
The power crisis at the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is an existing calamity that warrants the commonwealth government borrowing money to rehabilitate the power plant engines,” he said.
So they will try to borrow money they don't have. I have just 3 questions...
1- Who will lend money to this broke government?
Any 'legitimate' lending institution should laugh them out of town.
2- How do they plan to pay it back, even if they did get a loan?
3- Where will the money come from if not the next generation? This present group surely doesn't have the the money to pay for anything.... So therefore the sentence is placed on the backs of the children... The next generation...
And all they will get is a second rate education in overcrowded schools, a college going down the tubes, a health care system on the ropes, not to mention rolling blackouts and a debt to repay, a bright future indeed.... Did you hear me laughing while I was reading this? The wheels are coming off!

Monday, February 11, 2008


Good afternoon,
Attached is the amended agenda, received this morning, for today's House session, scheduled for 1:30pm in the House Chamber. Two bills have been added, as well as communications from the Governor's office, and communications from Departments and Agencies.
Also, per the request of numerous citizens, I am attaching the directory of contact numbers for all House and Senate members, and the Legislative Bureau staff. Official email addresses will also be sent shortly.
Thank you,
Tina Sablan
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Scan and Save to Computer
PS... Will someone please tell me what happens when you click on the above links. I'm not sure what will happen. Let me know what you get. Thank you...


As I watched the news tonight there came a request for a design of a CNMI quarter.
Well there is the usual latte stones, canoes, the CNMI flag, etc. What I think should be on there is not something from the past but something that shows the present conditions of the CNMI.
How about candles commemorating blackouts, or a red flag, common on the beaches, maybe a machete in honor of the present rash of robberies. We could maybe show the world a trashed beach. There is always that roll of copper wire that everyone tries so hard to get. All these ideas are presently the conditions here in the CNMI. What would your choice be?
We are taking ideas below in 'comments'.


This will speed the economic and labor situation in the CNMI ahead for sure...
Put the one that supported a dumb law in charge of it!
Ex-Rep. Kaipat joins Labor as deputy secretary
Former Rep.
Cinta Kaipat, author of the controversial Public Law 15-108, or the new labor reform law, is joining the Department of Labor as deputy secretary. Labor sources disclosed that Kaipat started occupying the deputy secretary position effective last Thursday. Saipan Tribune tried to get comment on Friday from the former lawmaker about her appointment, but she was in a meeting with other Labor staff members.
In a meeting? How many times have you heard that bullshit? Well here you go.
Labor Secretary Gil M. San Nicolas, however, confirmed to Tribune that Kaipat was indeed appointed as deputy secretary. San Nicolas said he will talk about Kaipat's appointment in the coming days. The Labor Secretary was busy talking with Gov. Benigno R. Fitial at Labor's lobby Friday afternoon. In the past few weeks, there were talks at Labor that Kaipat may replace San Nicolas as Labor Secretary.
Well how much stupider can we get?


This is not funny anymore, this is happening to you here in the CNMI. Read this and see if you can understand it...
Monday, February 11, 2008
CUC projects $14.5M shortfall in '08
The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation
is projecting a $14.5-million shortfall by the end of the fiscal year.
How long are you gonna let the most ignorant governor you ever had keep driving your community and economy into the ground? This is the worst person you could ever have for your governor! This is not a fake headline, it is how you are living, you are getting fucked by your own governor, (see the 2nd post below)
If you don't do something you will have to ask Greg Cruz and the TTT to help you. These people are the only ones brave enough to speak up. Now I don't believe in all that TTT says, but they are seeing how stupid the governor we have is. Greg get rid of Ben... He is destroying you and your people... I'll bet you never thought I would say this, but Ben is the enemy.. Greg, I could be on your side , if it was to rid this island of Ben Fitial... and his croonies!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


The story here.....
official convicted of sexual abuse of minor paroled. The Story Here
THE former chairman
of the Tinian Municipal Council who was convicted for sexually abusing and assaulting a minor in 2003 was granted parole and released from the custody of the Department of Corrections on Friday. Must get lonely on Tinian...
Ignacio A. Cabrera served a jail term of two years and six months.
Did he get his 'cookies' off?


Finding replacements delaying cabinet reshuffle
GOVERNOR Benigno R. Fitial is having difficulty looking for the replacements of some of his cabinet members, according to Press Secretary Charles P. Reyes Jr.
The governor earlier said he would announce changes in his cabinet in January.
“It’s taking longer than we expected because the governor has already identified problem areas in the agencies and departments,” Reyes said. “There are two parts of the equation. First, deciding which cabinet members to replace and second, the most difficult part, is deciding who will replace them. The first part has been decided…and what’s holding up is the second process which is looking for new appointments.”
Reyes said it’s easy to dismiss a cabinet member but finding a suitable replacement is the greater challenge.
Do you know if you are an asshole, It's hard to find people to help you... This guy seems hell bent on ruining the CNMI, this asshole is the worst thing that ever happened to the CNMI,. This asshole is burying your faces in the dirt. You must get rid of this CNMI Marcos.. Ben Fitial hates you, local and guest worker, both!



Yesterday I posted a picture of a hooters swimsuit winner, and promised one for the ladies today. So here it is ladies the worlds sexiest man, to view with that cup of coffee. Please do not try to write him, as you will find he is in hiding to ward off all the 'babes'.



So I decieded to do this for your morning eye opener. Should go along with that cup of coffee...Sorry ladies, do you want one just for you tomorrow?
Las Vegas International 2007 swimsuit pageant winner is:
Breanne Ashley. Ashley was crowned Miss Hooters International 2007 at Planet Hollywood Resort. Breanne Ashley, Hooter Girl for four years, was selected winner of over 125 Hooters Girls in the swimsuit pageant from an international selection of women. Ashley is representing Hooters of Newnan, Georgia, and will represent Hooters as Miss Hooters International 2007. The many career opportunities and prizes that come with the crowning are TV commercials, national marketing campaigns, featured in Hooters Magazine and take home $50,000 cash.
Enjoy the Java.. Click on Miss Hooters Int. and watch the video..

Saturday, February 9, 2008



Anything less than following this criteria will be unacceptable. This is in your face, in front of your eyes all you have to do is look!

'Pour Unspent CIP Funds on Power Infrastructure'

Resident Rep. Pete A. Tenorio says the Commonwealth should pour onto power infrastructure its unspent federal funds for capital improvement projects. Tenorio said yesterday that the CNMI will get nowhere with requests for federal funds to fix its power crisis as long as it has tens of millions of unspent CIP funds.
Here is some wise minded thinking, for all you in a position to do something about CUC, now is the time to pull your thumbs out of your asses and get on the ball. This is a concrete answer to the power problem.
“To address these problems we will need to reprogram existing 702 CIP funds, and I believe that we can easily convince the Department of Interior that it is justified for a major upgrade at CUC,” stated Tenorio.
Pete A. says it is easy to be done so instead of trying to take credit as in 'this was my idea' get to work on this. Anything less, that causes this not to happen will be unacceptable.
As of Jan. 24, 2008, the Northern Marianas had a backlog of CIP funds amounting to $57.4 million. By U.S. law, Rota and Tinian should each receive at least one-eighth of the 702 funds allocated to the Commonwealth, so Saipan cannot utilize the entire amount.
All you will need is an energetic person to get the ball rolling; this will require some dedicated attention but is doable.
A large reprogramming will have to be approved by DOI, Office of Management and Budget, and possibly the U.S. congressional appropriating committees. But the CNMI should have no problem getting federal approval of the proposed reprogramming.
Again, no problem, this is it, wake up, here is the solution, recognize it!
“This is very easy to justify, and I am very willing to make sure that the reprogramming gets approved. We may also have to dedicate some of the future CIP dollars if we need to float a bond to help pay for this, and I will assist with getting that approved, if needed,” Tenorio said.
Do not miss this opportunity, I'm telling you, it's right here, this is yours to do! Don't wait!
Tenorio said, however, that the governor will have to take the lead in requesting the reprogramming and developing the plans. So governor we are looking at you. If you do not take advantage of this opportunity your ass will be considered grass!“We cannot afford to allow tens of millions of CIP dollars lay fallow while our people struggle with rolling power outages, damaged electrical appliances, and worry how they are going to pay their bills,” he said.
You are looking for a solution to your power problem, well here it is staring you in the face. If you can't handle it I will do it for you. The CIP funds allow for payments to managers and consultants, so why don't you turn me loose on this project, I could do this!
He also urged the Legislature to pass a resolution requesting the reprogramming. Speaker Arnold Palacios recently has expressed support for funneling the unused CIP funds to addressing the power crisis.
Oh Damn, this needs the legislature, I guess they will need some assistance too.
“Let's stop delaying. We need to act now to alleviate our very critical power problems. It will take years of planning before we begin construction of a new power plant so we must begin planning for financing, architectural and engineering design, design review and contract award,” Tenorio said.
There it is in a nutshell to do anything less will not be acceptable. So rise to the occasion and let's get going... Any political bickering will not be tolerated in this process, if you do not take this and run with it your are really loosers!