Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Senior Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee seeks a Counsel or Legislative Assistant to handle crime and/or narcotics issues. Prior congressional legislative experience required, beyond the intern/staff assistant level. Successful candidate should have excellent written and oral communications skills and the demonstrated ability to thrive in a high-pressure, results-oriented environment. At least two years of prior Hill experience preferred; Senate or Committee experience is a plus. Please no recent graduates. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume for consideration to jud.dem.senate@gmail.com.

Democratic Senator seeks a gifted Speechwriter to write speeches, opinion editorials and press statements. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment. Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail writing sample with resume and references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Northeastern Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Correspondent to help cover defense, foreign policy and veterans? issues. Primary responsibilities include taking constituent meetings, drafting letters to both constituents and administration officials, and conducting research on legislation. This demanding position requires strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, well-developed writing skills and the ability to multi-task in an exciting, fast-paced environment. Previous experience in defense/veterans/foreign policy areas is strongly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Anonymous said...

Feiner for Senate, any state

Anonymous said...

Paul -
Grow up. The recipients of these jobs will be patronage employees. I doubt anywhere near enough clout to get someone's resume read, let alone get them an interview.
This looks like another attempt to distract attention from Greenburgh's extremely serious financial problems.

Anonymous said...

Paul you and your board members have become so knowledgeble in how to commit crimes that you all should apply.

The way this town is being run is downright criminal.

Thank A Veteran said...

A lesson that should be taught in all schools . . And colleges

Back in September, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.

When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

'Ms.. Cothren, where're our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.'

They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

'Maybe it's our behavior.'

She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms.Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) War Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall... By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned..

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'

By the way, this is a true story.

hal samis said...

It must be time for treacle.
Deck of Cards -- Wink Martingale

During the North African Campaign,
a bunch of soldiers had been on a long hike,
and they arrived in a little town called Casino.
The next morning, being Sunday, several of the boys went to church.
A Sargent commanded the boys in church,
and after the chaplain had read the prayer,
the text was taken up next.
Those of the boys who had a prayer books took them out,
but, this one boy had only a deck of cards,
and so he spread them out.
The Sargent saw the cards and said, "Soldier, put away those cards".
After the services were over, the soldier was taken prisoner,
and brought before the Provost Marshall.
The marshall said " Sergeant, why have you brought this man here?"
"For playing cards in church Sir."
"And what have you to say for yourself Son?"
"Much, Sir," replied the soldier.
The marshall said, " I hope so, for if not,
I shall punish you more than any man was ever punished."
The soldier said, "Sir, I have been on the march for about six days,
I have neither Bible nor prayerbook, but I hope to satisfy you, Sir,
with the purity of my intentions."
And with that, the boy started his story.
"You see sir, when I look at the Ace,
it reminds me that there is but one God,
and the deuce, reminds me that the bible is divided
into two parts, the old and the new testament.
When I see the trey, I think of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.
And when I see the four,I think of the four Evangelists who preached
the Gospel There was Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
And when I see the five, it reminds me of the five wise virgins
who trimmed their lamps, there were ten of them,
Five were wise and were saved, five were foolish,
and were shut out.
When I see the six, it reminds me that in six days,
God made this great Heaven and Earth.
When I see the seven, it reminds me that on the seventh day,
God rested from His great work.
And when I see the eight, I think of the eight righteous persons
God saved when he destroyed this Earth.
There was Noah, his wife, their three sons, and their wives.
And when I see the nine, I think of the lepers our Saviour cleansed,
and, nine out of the ten, didn't even thank him.
When I see the ten, I think of the ten commandments,
God handed down to Moses on a table of stone.
When I see the king, it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven,
God Almighty.
And when I see the Queen, I think of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Who is Queen of Heaven, and the Jack of Knaves is the Devil.
When I count the number of spots in a deck of cards,
I find 365, the number of days in a year.
There are 52 cards, the number of weeks in a year.
There are four suits, the number of weeks in a month.
There are twelve picture cards, the number of months in a year.
There are thirteen tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter.
So, you see Sir, my pack of cards serves me as a Bible,
an Almanac, and a prayerbook.
And Friends, the story is true, I know,
I was that soldier.

calling sgt samis said...

please lead the fight to change greenburgh!

Anonymous said...

Is calling Sgt Samis Hal himself? You're praising yourself to close to the time you wrote a blog comment. The next time you write anonymously, wait a bit longer before you praise yourself.

hal samis said...

I do not write comments that do not bear my name. Ask the Supervisor. And were I to praise myself, it wouldn't be for going to Google to find the lyrics to a top 40 radio selection circa 1950s.

klondike bar said...

i can verify that samis did not write the post asking him to lead the charge to change greenburgh.

Anonymous said...

where is the miscellaneous category found?

Commission to Study Commissions said...

Alan Hochberg has been named head of the independent and objective "Commission to Locate the Missing Miscellaneous Section" and "Commission to Study Commissions".

Anonymous said...

Do you think he can handle both jobs.

Anonymous said...

Hal Hal Hal

Once again you confuse me.... And I am probably not the only one. Seems like IF that soldier were you, you have been practicing in the art of BS for some time. So today is nothing new for you....

Anonymous said...

That story was written many years ago hal was just printing it.
If I remember correctly the one that recorded the story was Eddie Arnold.
Thanks Hal you brought back some good memories.I asked a lot of people if they ever heard the story but I was looked at as though I had two heads.
If you pay attention you will know that it was written by a soldier but I remember it was recorded by someone who was serving time in the can.

hal samis said...

Either I am writing to an audience composed solely of x y generationers or does no one understand that Wink Martindale (ok I misspelled it as Martingale) is the person who was responsible for the hit record (then), "Deck of Cards"?

Anonymous said...

Yes Wink did record it first followed by many Grand ole opre stars.

Anonymous said...

Mean Spirited Comments and Blogging
Trolls. Flamers. Meanies. Vicious. Not Nice. Unkind. Rude. Inconsiderate. Nasty. Whining. Bitching. Moaning. Bastards.

Where there are humans, you will find humans who seem to have more than their share of these personality traits. Blogging is no exception.

Even the most non-controversial blogs, like this one, is the target of the blogging thug, mean spirited bloggers and commenters who just have to say nasty things when they can, for whatever reason they want to revel in.

Accusations run from just mean comments to outright lies about you and your blog.

I’m not talking about rip-roaring debates or enthusiastic arguments. I’m talking about old fashion meanness.

It often begins with mean comments on your posts. They can start off as just “not nice” and if they don’t get a response, or they do, the comments can become more aggressive. The mean blogger may actually write their mean attitude about you and your blog on their blog. Many of these mean people encourage others to feel the same way as they do, thus seeking validation for their mean spirits. And trust me, they find them. People are always willing to go along with negative energy. It often feels like negative energy attracts more negative energy faster and easier, than positive attracts positive.

Where there is negative energy in abundance, gangs form. If enough of a gang is formed, they will support each other to target your blog with more viciousness. Group meanness is even more fun because of the team spirit.

Fortunately, mean spirits don’t last very long. Unless they have a lot of energy and motivation behind them, they tend to fizzle out. Most mean spirited folks get their thrills by just making nasty comments and the occasional mean blog post.

Sometimes the mean spirits are self-generated. People read something, make a lot of assumptions, and slap back. Because someone has an opinion and writes it on their blog, some assume the opinion is a fact not an opinion. Once they cool down and gain a little perspective, they often realize their mistake and back off.

Not all, however. Immediately recognizing that there has been a misunderstanding, the recipient can get stressed wondering if the person realized later that they were off base, or if they ever will realize it. We worry about how to react, whether or not to respond, and what will happen if we do, or if we don’t. Recipients of negative comments and blogs worry about how far the mean folks will go to make their nasty feelings known. Mean spirited comments and bloggers take a lot of fun away from the fun spirit of blogging.

11/14/2009 11:49 PM

hal samis said...

hal samis said...
Not to be negative but excuse me Herb; I don't get what you "mean". Why don't YOU open your blind and let the sun shine in.
You are one of participants in the Age of Egregious.

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