POSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ
The President’s outrage only increased, he said, when he “recently became aware of a part of that government called the Department of Justice.”
“The more I learn about the activities of these individuals, the more certain I am that I would not want to be associated with them,” he said. “They sound like bad news.”
Mr. Obama closed his address by indicating that beginning next week he would enforce what he called a “zero tolerance policy on governing.”
“If I find that any members of my Administration have had any intimate knowledge of, or involvement in, the workings of the United States government, they will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.
I met with Howard Cadmus, Candidate for the Amherst Town Board on Thursday May 17, 2013.
As the interview progressed I became aware of the fact that I just met a man who isn’t your typical politician. He wasn’t touting the patterned answers I usually hear from political candidates. He spoke with sincerity and a clear understanding of what must be done to help Amherst.
Cadmus was fully aware of the hotels being built in Amherst and how they relate to the three Town Boards: the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Amherst IDA. He plans to do more research on the subject and understands that many people are unhappy with recent “developments.” He wants to learn more about why the people are unhappy with the developments.
He favors the plan the Village of Williamsville is working on.
An important part of his tenure as a Town Council member, when he wins, will be transparency in government. The people will learn to trust his word.
Cadmus plans to tour the Waste Water Treatment plant which seems to be a concern of many residents. He thinks that the town might benefit from an evaluation done by outside experts. Those experts would be expected to submit a written report of their findings. We need to understand what work must be done to have it operate more efficiently.
Howard says that taxes will be one of his top priorities. He will also focus on the infrastructure of Amherst, as infrastructure can always be improved.
I asked what his image was of the Amherst IDA. He felt that in general, any IDA needs to help smaller businesses and not give tax breaks to companies which don’t need them.
Some businesses in Amherst need help. Every business area in Amherst needs to find fresh and creative ways to attract new customers. One of Howard’s first efforts will be to work with the small businessmen in Amherst to help where he can.
Cadmus is a visionary who believes in working with people, whether they are town officials or citizens. He doesn’t care where the ideas and plans come from to help Amherst remain a place of beauty and thriving community.
He ended our meeting by saying, “I want to be elected because I believe in the ability of the people of Amherst and my ability to work with them. I will study and Amherst’s problems to better understand them and work to find real solutions that will benefit us all.
I found Howard Cadmus to be a rare person, a man of virtue who believes in people and himself. There is hope for Amherst.
The 2013 Dusk to Dawn Relay hosted by the Amherst Youth & Recreation Department in partnership with the Amherst Youth Foundation will once again be held at the Buffalo-Niagara Heritage Museum tonight, Friday, May 17th.
The Buffalo-Niagara Heritage Village (formerly the Amherst Museum) located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. in Amherst is the site for the 2013 Dusk to Dawn relay challenge.
Spend a night at the museum. Join your friends and neighbors for the challenge of a lifetime.
- Food, Music Games
- Karaoke, Prizes, Awards
- All night movies
- Camp out all night!
- Eat, Sleep & Run for Fun!
- Hang out with your friends and neighbors
- Help raise funds for youth programs in our area
12 hours of non-stop fun!
What are you doing tonight?
Buffalo Philharmonic announces summer season
Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s summer season will take them to several of Western New York’s best public spaces and performing venues. The BPO will perform 12 times, including several free outdoor concerts and the return of Summer Nights@Kleinhans.
Picnic under the stars with free concerts in the parks
The summer season kicks off with the BPO’s return to Bidwell Park in the Elmwood Village on Tuesday, June 25 and Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora on Thursday, June 27, each beginning at 7 p.m. These free, outdoor concerts will be conducted by Matthew Kraemer, and will feature a mix of Americana, taking listeners from the Cotton Club to the Motor City, and Broadway to Hollywood. The Bidwell Park concert is made possible with support from Wendy Pierce. The concert at the Knox Farm State Park is presented with support from Lakeshore Savings, Realty USA and Fox Run of Orchard Park.
Philharmonic at the Fort
At 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29, the BPO will perform a bombastic concert at one of the area’s oldest historic sites: Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown. Matthew Kraemer conducts this concert of classical favorites, including works by Rossini, Copland, Dvorak and Beethoven, concluding with the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. The concert is free for children younger than 6; $10 for students and $20 general admission. A family four-pack is available for $49. All tickets will be available through the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra box office at (716) 885-5000 orwww.bpo.org. Tickets include admission to the park.
The BPO’s second season of Summer Nights@Kleinhans will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6 with Tchaikovsky Spectacular, conducted by Matthew Kraemer. From the ballets of Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet to great orchestral works like Marche Slave and Capriccio Italien, Tchaikovsky is one of the Romantic era’s most beloved and popular composers. Audiences for Summer Nights@Kleinhans are invited to pack a picnic supper or sample the wares of the Buffalo food trucks and enjoy the grounds of the concert hall and its historic neighborhood setting.
Summer Nights@Kleinhans will continue at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19 with A Tribute to Dave Brubeck. In the closing days of 2012, the music world lost a legend. Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck was 91 when he died. He is credited with introducing the Baby Boom generation to jazz, and popularizing it to a mainstream audience. The BPO will pay tribute to his legacy with a performance featuring the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, formed by his sons.
JoAnn Falletta will take the podium for the final Summer Nights@Kleinhans concert, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. España features Spanish-inflected music by Chabrier, Falla and Rimsky-Korsakov. Special guest artist Celil Refik Kaya wowed Buffalo when he won the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, and he returns to the scene of his triumph with this concert.
Tickets for Summer Nights @ Kleinhans range from $19 to $49 and can be obtained by calling (716) 885-5000 or visiting bpo.org.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bisons continue their Independence Eve tradition. On Wednesday, July 3, the Bisons will play the Rochester Red Wings at Coca-Cola Field starting at 6:05. After the game, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will take the field, joined by the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and led by Paul Ferington, for a program of patriotic favorites followed by Buffalo’s biggest fireworks display. Tickets are available at www.bisons.com.
Celebration of Music with the BPO and Friends at Canalside
Over a two-day period, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will share its best with Western New York through a series of free performances at Canalside. The afternoon of Saturday, July 13 offers audiences a chance to see what BPO members do when they’re not rehearsing for a concert. Chamber groups, jazz quartets, and percussion ensembles featuring BPO members are all on the schedule.
Lunch with the BPO at M&T Bank Plaza
The M&T Bank Plaza summer noontime concert series is celebrating its 44th year, and the Buffalo Philharmonic will once again perform. Paul Ferington will lead the orchestra on July 16 in this free outdoor concert.
Celebrating Artpark’s 40th anniversary
Calling all talented amateur musicians!
The BPO’s newest summer tradition is the Fantasy Camp. Adult musicians apply to spend the day learning from the pros under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. A day of rehearsals and sectional coaching culminates in an evening performance with the BPO. No audition is required, but applications, available at bpo.org,must be submitted by June 21. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite, Bizet’s Carmen Suites, Copland’s Rodeo, and Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances are all on the program. Friends, family and community members can cheer them on from the seats in Kleinhans free of charge at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27.
For further information about the summer concerts, visit www.bpo.org or call (716) 885-5000.
Congressman Higgins Takes Part in Chief Justice Visit, Presents Jackson Center with Bill Naming WNY Federal Courthouse for Robert H. Jackson
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) visited the Robert H. Jackson Center on Friday, May 24, 2013 to take part in events featuring current U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. Chief Justice Roberts, a Western New York native, returned to his home community to participate in a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY.
During a private luncheon at the Jackson Center with Chief Justice Roberts, Higgins presented the Center with an official, signed copy of the House of Representatives’ bill naming Western New York’s federal courthouse for Justice Jackson.
“It is an honor to join the current Chief Justice as we recognize Robert Jackson, a distinguished Supreme Court Justice and Western New Yorker who shaped our legal system and will now be forever recognized and remembered through the naming of the new federal courthouse,” said Higgins.
Congressman Higgins introduced a bill calling for the naming the new U.S. Courthouse in Buffalo for Robert H. Jackson in December of 2011. The bill, cosponsored by the full 29-member bipartisan New York delegation was approved by the House of Representatives on July 23, 2012 and signed by President Obama on October 5, 2012. A ceremonial dedication naming the courthouse for Jackson is scheduled to take place this summer.
Robert H. Jackson was raised in Western New York and practiced law in Buffalo and Jamestown. He was a U.S. Attorney General, a distinguished member of the U.S. Supreme Court who presided over some of the most important cases of his time, and was appointed by President Truman to prosecute Nazi war criminals in the Nuremburg Trials.
Higgins represented Chautauqua County, home of the Robert H. Jackson Center, from 2005 through 2012.
It’s difficult to understand why anyone would watch the 700 Club or listen to anything Pat Robertson says. He’s a moron with no morals. Unbelievable that he would even consider calling himself a Christian.
Televangelist Pat Robertson is under fire once again after telling the wife of a cheating husband to get over the infidelity and provide a better home so he doesn’t “wander.”
“Stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you. Well, he’s a man. O.K.,” Robertson said.
Robertson suggested the wife forget about the incident and focus on why she married her husband in the first place, advising she try to fall in love with him again. The televangelist rolled out a series of questions for Ivy to think about.
“Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat?” Robertson asked. “Is he handsome?”
But it was the way Robertson ended his response that set off a firestorm.
“Males have a tendency to wander a little bit, and what you want to do it make the home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander,” he said.
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Natural Resources Canada reported that a 5.1 magnitude earthquake was reported at 9:43 a.m. 13 miles northeast of Shawville, Quebec, which is in the western part of the province about an hour’s drive from the Canadian capital of Ottawa.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the earthquake at 5.0 magnitude and said it was about 16 miles north-northeast of Shawville.
Ten minutes later, the Canadian agency reported a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, an apparent aftershock, in the same region.
Dennis Ward, one of the Commissioners of the Erie County Board of Elections, is being considered as a Judge for the New York State Supreme Court. Say what? Say it ain’t so!
This is a high honor for any deserving candidate, but for a man of Mr. Ward’s caliber, an artist at playing the system to his advantage, the thought is really upsetting.
For example, where does he really live? Depending on who is asking and for what reason, Dennis has a couple of answers.
He actually lives on Columbia Highway in Kenmore with his wife. They have been there for over 5 years yet he still votes in Amherst using the address of a rental property he owns in Snyder. His driver’s licence continues to list his address in Snyder. Isn’t there some law that requires you to vote WHERE YOU ACTUALLY LIVE? Hummmm?
Dennis Ward, up until last year, was the Chairman of the Amherst Democratic Committee. During his tenure he removed a committee member who moved from Amherst to West Seneca because he didn’t live in Amherst. A funny thing occurred with this gentleman since Dennis removed him from the ADC. Dennis put him in charge of the Amherst Democratic Committee website. Dennis almost always finds way to silence an angry voice.
Dennis Ward must straighten out his acts of deceit before he can honestly hold power in Amherst. As a man representing Amherst he has more power to push his political agenda and his democratic partners. As things are he is an albatross.
Dennis truly believes he can’t be brought down. He believes he is above the law and has enough powerful friends to protect his hide.
Amherst has been controlled and corrupted by Dennis Ward and his cohorts for many years. Look at the candidates from Amherst that Dennis and his group put forth who have made a difference for the good of Amherst. Save your time; forget it; there aren’t any. Ward never cared a bit about the Amherst candidates he personally chose.
To those individuals who are pushing to put Dennis Ward on the bench ~ better make it one that’s crooked and sways from side to side.
POSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Today Speaker of the House John Boehner issued the following letter to the American people:Dear American People,
Yesterday, your hardworking House Republicans tried, once again, and failed, once again, to repeal Obamacare. And I really thought we had a good chance this time.
That’s because we were all united in our hatred for this infernal and takes-too-long-to-read law. Every last one of us cast his vote to strike it down, from crazy little Paul Ryan to that arrogant bastard Eric Cantor.
And I wish you could have seen the faces of those freshman Republicans as they voted to repeal Obamacare—so innocent, so full of hope and wonder. As I told them yesterday, “You’ll never forget your first time.”
It’s important for you to know that even as scandals swirl about the cesspool known as the White House, some folks in Washington are still working hard for the American people.
It was a gruelling week for me, what with popping up in front of the TV cameras every five minutes saying, “Who’s going to jail?,” plus trying to rid our land of Obamacare. But I don’t want your thanks. Save that for the dedicated House Republicans who have now voted thirty-seven times to repeal. You can’t put a price tag on that kind of performance. Well, actually, you can: it’s cost the taxpayers over fifty million dollars.
And worth every million, damn it.
One last thing. I know some of you are probably thinking that after suffering this latest defeat, we House Republicans are just going to take our bat and ball and go home. Well, there’s an old saying where I come from: the thirty-eighth time’s the charm.