Monday, September 29, 2014

Another Muslim Lunatic

A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said.  He was asked why they kill Christians and he replied, “This is just what we do.”

Read about the crazies coming out of the woodwork.

Lake Worth Housing Report

Provided by Active Rain--Trulia and Realtor 

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Quote of the Day - Allen West

"Barack Hussein Obama took out his pen and ordered our Military to enlist illegal aliens. In other words, this charlatan has allowed those who have disrespected our Constitution and are not citizens to take an oath to support and defend the very document, our rule of law, of which they are in violation."

~ Allen West

Why Holder Resigned

Thank God for Judicial Watch--
"U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege." 
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The Lake Worth Dais - They just won't "get it"

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Although this commission has now lost the last two elections, they still want to put the blame on the "victors" know, the people who don't agree with their "vision" that represent over one half of the city. The mayor  honestly believes that we walk the streets knocking on doors bringing out the other side of the message just for the hell of it--believing that our intentions are dishonest. You sort of have to wonder about who's running this "funny farm."

We have always, since I can remember, had two distinct factions in Lake Worth--one that wants to develop every square inch even into the sky and the other that wants to maintain our small town look and feel--those who sleep with developers and special interests and those who don't have anything on their minds other than love of city.

On or around September 5, the Mayor said: "Now for all of you long time Lake Worth residents, I know the battles that you fought on every side of the issue. But somewhere along the line it became about the battle, not the issues. The military attitude of win at all costs, has pitted friend against friend, neighbor against neighbor and the friendships and the sense of the community is what is lost at all costs. Decades of past hurts and resentments resurface each time an election comes to town, and distrust prompts the distortion of truth or the apathy that prevails. 

The veil has been lifted, its time to put that chasm that has denied our progress over the last two decades to an end by coming together differences and all.  

We need to create plans together, that work towards realizing our city's full potential with every decision that we make, decisions that make a difference to the less fortunate in our city by bringing in standards that improve their quality of life."

Well, folks, to this day, we have not heard about Plan B for our roads and infrastructure.  We have heard political speeches. Is there going to be a Plan B or are they simply going to turn around and put the issue back on the ballot telling you to "go stuff it?"  No one who voted against this bond has received a phone call or an e-mail asking to sit down at the table. Not one word has been mentioned by this commission. Instead, they arrange petty little one-sided battles from the dais and relish in the fact that they might have made a few uncomfortable by allowing and encouraging bullying. That tactic won't cut it and the mayor and the majority on the dais still don't get it.

If there was going to be any change, the mayor would heed her statement about "coming together and making plans together." So far, all is silent and all mention of the vote outcome is "out of sight and out of mind." They probably believe it was all a fluke.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lake Worth Alumni Barbecue

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It was a nice Sunday afternoon -- great food and chatting with old friends. Some of the people there (we missed the Dorseys)  were Mr. & Mrs. James Addison, Sally Welch, Katie & Randy McGiveron, Ann Harvey, John Harvey, Virginia Thomas, John Adair, M/M Bill Thrasher, Roberta Stephens, Caryl Anderson, Lonny Mills, Randy Hall, Jenni Chastain, Phil Calcagno and my beautiful cousin, Laurie Figueroa. Paulette Burdick, Palm Beach County commissioner is seen talking with Katie. I was lucky enough to win the chocolate basket from Hoffmans.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel - The Deadly Doctor

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is unlike any doctor I have ever known. He takes the cake and personifies everything wrong with extremists--

"I think this manic desperation to endlessly extend life is misguided and potentially destructive. For many reasons, 75 is a pretty good age to aim to stop."

~ Ezekiel Emanuel

Obama on War in Iraq

CNN recently reported that 113 Iraqi troops were executed by ISIS in the attack on the Sejar military base located east of insurgent-controlled Fallujah near Baghdad.  The U.S. is once again sending troops to Iraq.

Lake Worth has new Human Resource Director

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One of the reasons why Commissioner Amoroso did not vote for our new Budget was that he wanted to confer with our new Human Resource Director. In the first and second public meetings, he never was specific as to his concerns. There must have been serious questions regarding staff as our former HR Director, Mark Farrington, was here throughout the budget process and did not leave until August 1.

Germaine English, a graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU) receiving her law degree in 2012, is our new Human Resource Director.

Per her resume, she has 15 years of experience encompassing employee relations, benefits, compensation, recruiting and management. No matter the experience, I would imagine that it will take some time to evaluate staff and be able to make recommendations to the city manager and department heads or even to Commissioner Amoroso.

Lake Worth has experienced a high of 521 employees in 2005 when we still had our own police department. That didn't change much until Budget 2010 when we went with PBSO. We lost 186 to the PBSO but gained 14 employees in Recreation and 7 in transportation. We had an all time low of 268 in 2013. In 2014 it went up to 342. In 2015, the total number of employees is proposed to decrease by 3, by eliminating 12 positions and adding 9 positions

Ms. English's last position was that of Chief of Personnel Services for the 15th Judicial Circuit Court, State of Florida. She oversaw more than 275 employees in five locations. In Lake Worth she will oversee policy for 339 employees. The City of Lake Worth is still the number one employer in the city.

A Muslim cleric who "gets it"

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tonight's Sky

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Crime stats Lake Worth

THEFT/LARCENY-- 14124591-- 1700 BLOCK 12TH AVE S-- Palm Beach County Sheriff-- 9/27/2014 5:21:00 AM

ASSAULT-- 14124538-- 500 BLOCK S PALMWAY-- Palm Beach County Sheriff-- 9/26/2014 10:10:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE-- 14124501-- 500 BLOCK GRISWOLD DR-- Palm Beach County Sheriff 9/26/2014 8:10:00 PM

DISTURBANCE-- 14124457-- 400 BLOCK N D ST-- Palm Beach County Sheriff-- 9/26/2014 6:26:00 PM

DISTURBANCE-- 14124340 --2200 BLOCK 4TH AVE N-- Palm Beach County Sheriff-- 9/26/2014 1:31:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY-- 14124301-- 600 BLOCK N G ST-- Palm Beach County Sheriff-- 9/26/2014 11:43:00 AM

VANDALISM-- 14124231-- 800 BLOCK 13TH AVE N-- Palm Beach County Sheriff-- 9/26/2014 8:54:00 AM

 ASSAULT-- 14124193-- 1100 BLOCK 12TH AVE S-- Palm Beach County Sheriff --9/26/2014 6:04:00 AM

STOLEN VEHICLE--14124177--900 BLOCK S K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/26/2014 3:08:00 AM

ASSAULT--14124151--400 BLOCK N D ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/26/2014 12:19:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--14124143--1400 BLOCK 12TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 10:19:00 PM

DISTURBANCE--14124109--100 BLOCK S K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 9:03:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--14124062--600 BLOCK N D ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 6:10:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--14124006--900 BLOCK S F ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 3:54:00 PM--

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--14123996--000 BLOCK N C ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 3:38:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--14123982--300 BLOCK BANYAN DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 3:09:00 PM--

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--1412396--11500 BLOCK BARTON RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 2:14:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--14123936--1000 BLOCK LUCERNE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 12:17:00 PM
THEFT/LARCENY--14123915--000 BLOCK N M ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 12:06:00 PM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--14123872--3200 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 11:00:00 AM
BEVERAGE VIOLATION--14123858--2800 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 10:15:00 AM

ASSAULT--14123843--8TH AVE S & S J ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--9/25/2014 9:34:00 AM

Creepy Crawly

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Don't know what this is but it might be the red assassin bug...this is the first time I have ever seen this type of insect.

Don't mess with a Senior Citizen

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Woman shoots man at Century Village, housing community for Seniors.

Detours in Lake Worth

This 0.072-mile project began on Monday, Sept. 15, and is expected to be completed by late fall 2014. The project limits are on State Road 5/Federal Highway from 10th Avenue South to just south of 9th Avenue South, in the City of Lake Worth.

This project is part of a group of drainage improvement projects in Palm Beach County, and includes the installation of French drains, the replacement of sidewalks, curbs, ramps, and driveways, and the resurfacing of disturbed areas. Combined construction cost for this contract is $1.3 million. Work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation, with FDOT overseeing the project.

Detour Information (to last for duration of the project). Northbound Federal Highway traffic will be detoured east on 12th Avenue South, north on South Palmway and west on 8th Avenue South. Southbound Federal Highway traffic will be detoured west on 8th Avenue South, south on South N Street, and east on 10thAvenue South.

Typical Politics - Lake Worth - The Bullies

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Back in December 2011, a motion was made by Scott Maxwell and seconded by Andy Amoroso to fire our city manager.  We all knew that Maxwell hated Stanton because she didn't let him get away with his bullying. Amoroso didn't have a reason. When asked he said, "My motion is enough reason." Back then, Amoroso went along with the flow but seems lately to be coming into his own--better late than never.

Mayor Triolo voted to fire City Manager Susan Stanton because of Triolo's vision of prosperity and respect of all people. No kidding--that's what she said. Just three weeks after being elected, she determined that Susan Stanton did not have "her" vision and she gave no respect to Ms. Stanton. Actually, the mayor's own words get in her way as she has proved that her shoulders are not big enough to tactfully handle anyone who disagrees with her.

Often times with a lack of awe-inspiring decisions, many on the dais forget what they said and when they said it.  As Scott Maxwell would say, "I'm tired of the game playing" but this is typical politics from someone who knows how to play the game better than most.