Saturday, November 1, 2014

Florida NOT All Aboard

“There is no doubt that this project will have an effect on the lives of my constituents, from the Palm Beaches across the Treasure Coast, and it is vital that the Department of Transportation take into consideration the impact it will have on the safety, economy, and livability of our communities,” said Murphy. “I thank the Secretary for taking the time to discuss the concerns of local residents and look forward to working together to have these concerns addressed.”

~ Patrick Murphy,  Incumbent 18th Congressional District

“Patrick Murphy signed a letter of support for All Aboard Florida (AAF) in October (2013). And even though he has stated that 100 percent of what he hears in his office from constituents is in opposition to AAF, he still has not withdrawn his support.

~ Carl Domino, candidate  for 18th Congressional District

Friday, October 31, 2014

Stuart Mears, Lake Worth High graduate, running for State Rep District 86

Stuart Mears, the Republican looking to defeat incoming Florida House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach.

“After graduating from Lake Worth Community High School in 1992, Stuart joined the United States Army Infantry and served his country proudly. Stuart served mostly in Vilseck, Germany, but he also spent a tour in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia as part of a peacekeeping mission with the United Nations. Stuart finished his service in Fort Benning, Ga., and was honorably discharged in 1996. Stuart is an educator with the school district of Palm Beach County and works at the administrative level as an instructional specialist at the Adult Education Center, says Allen West.

Key Issues:

  • Limited Government – Focus on reducing the impact of government in our everyday lives
  • Lower Taxes – More jobs and business opportunities create higher state revenues and lower taxes for all Floridians
  • Fiscal Responsibility – State spending should be limited to the revenues available similar to that of Florida households
  • Education
Common sense instead of Common Core. Let’s get back to the basics.

Provide teachers with a higher living professional wage as well as continued educational opportunities.

Jeff Clemens is offended

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Jeff Clemens has ordered his staff to cancel his subscription to the Lake Worth Herald. It's got to be tough to be a politician.

He said: "Having now been forced to read a Lake Worth Herald opinion piece for the first time since I was elected in 2007, I find the editorial to be reprehensible, and I have instructed my staff to cancel my subscription.”

Read about it...

Palm Beach Post gives some pot shots

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Frank Cerabino condemned the Lake Worth Herald on its editorial of last week that was unsigned. Mark Easton is the President and Publisher and is the one who covers the news in Lake Worth. Cerabino gave all sorts of kudos to the illegal population giving them credit for our job growth in Florida, etc.--typical liberal propaganda, even going so far as to talk about the Chinese in 1886. It's what Frank didn't say about illegal immigration that disturbs me--Illegal is just that--ILLEGAL. There is no excuse under this sun that people should be allowed to break our laws.

The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Floridians found that taxpayers spend:

$3.4 billion a year to educate illegal immigrant children and the U.S. born children of illegal immigrants. $290 million a year on non-reimbursed health care for illegal aliens. $90 million a year to incarcerate criminal illegal aliens. The total represents an annual cost to each of Florida's native-born headed households of $678.

The cost study also determined that the illegal alien population in Florida is now 950,000 persons. This represents 7.3 percent of the national total illegal alien population, and it is the nation's fourth largest concentration of illegal aliens after California, Texas and New York. It is also about 5.2 percent of Florida's overall population. Here in Lake Worth, the illegal immigrant population is vast.

Also, the City of Lake Worth was taken to task by the Palm Beach Post editorial on its recent Panhandling Ordinance even mentioning the mayor's complaint about a panhandler. As I agree with giving credit where it's due, I am with the city on this and approve of the new ordinance that will come up for another vote.

The Freedom of Assembly, Protest and the Press

This is definitely a Blast from the Past. My blog was only about 4 months old when this incident happened.

Everything I wrote then applies today even more so as rights are being squashed and lies are being written with impunity. And I would caution a certain person that he is on thin territory by writing and posting fantastical comments and outrageous personal attacks under the guise of "free" speech.

Click here...

Lake Worth and its lack of Integrity

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Rene Varela said it years ago, "Politics in Lake Worth is a blood sport." So much for this commission and its total lack of integrity. Talk about terrorists!

Yesterday I wrote them regarding Wes Blackman sitting on a city board and asked that he be removed for the lies and venom he spreads on his blog against this blogger in particular. Because he is a representative of the city by his political appointment as chair of the Historic Board, he should be subject to some sort of ethical standard, wouldn't you think? Well, the confidentiality request of my letter was not to be.  Only one commissioner and the city manager even acknowledged they received it from me--Andy Amoroso, who appointed Blackman, and Mike Bornstein. 

It is true that this is public information but no one expects their request of confidentiality to be ignored by the leaders of your own city. You go through the process of a public information request. If you constantly libel someone, slander them, present information that is a lie, hate speech, senior abuse, etc. you can be sued in a civil court.  Free speech is not absolute. And the city is now complicit?

Wes Blackman has no business being on a city board.  Free speech can only, by law, go so far.  You can not make up fantasy and hold it out to the world as truth--call someone a racist or call them anti-Semitic?  As a board member and its chair, he represents the city and all who reside here and therefore there is no place for his hate. 

How do you separate his being a representative of the city and his personal choice to spread disgusting venom? He can certainly have an opinion but his comments go far beyond what is acceptable especially for someone who represents the city. Members of city boards are held to a higher standard. This is more than just a difference of opinion between two bloggers. Should he be reporting the truth, not fantasy and be allowed to maliciously resort to lie after lie for political ends and to gain brownie points from this commission and his handful of haters?

THE LETTER I sent (his entire blog post was included along with the false comments):

Wes Blackman has no place as head of your Historic board.  Please remove him. His blog comments are lies and fantasy—calling me a racist and anti-Semitic for starters.

As an add, I have never been to Century Village in my life.

The first article was written by American Thinker, documented by a link and on incidents happening across the country regarding black on white crime. In his quest to ruin my credibility, he has resorted to HATE speech. This is not in good fun. This is libelous and character assassination. He feels he can intensify his false charges and defame me because of your not following rules of decorum at city commission meetings and allowing my public lynching.

Please REMOVE HIM from that board. Anyone who disagrees with him politically in this city would be subjected to his inner prejudice and could have difficulty appealing their case if they had to appear before him. Free speech is one thing but what appears below is slanderous and libelous and inaccurate fantasy. His comments prove that he has no business being on any city board much less being the Chair of the Historic Preservation board.

This is a friendly notice via e-mail.

This e-mail is confidential and not to be forwarded. Thank you.

Quote of the Day - Obama

“It don’t make no sense… We need to strengthen the middle class for the 21st century. That means we need leaders from the 21st century who actually believe women should get paid the same as men.”

~ President Obama

While in Wisconsin at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke he made the above statement using double negatives. Is that how they speak out there?  Obama, who is the ideological scion of failed 20th century ideologues, pays female White House staffers less than their male counterparts. That may also explain how Obama fell under the misapprehension that all — or even most — women vote the way they’re told to by men."  Read more... at Personal Liberty.

What I worry about the most in this mid-term election is voter fraud.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

1st Quarter Moon 10-30-14

48% of full

Sunset 10-30-14

Halloween Bike Ride in Lake Worth

Now, who is a coward? It isn't Israel

Now tell me, which one looks like a coward or chicken chit?

“The United States administration is planning to throw Israel under the bus,” Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday night, responding to harsh words against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu which were attributed to senior officials in the Obama administration.

“Israel is stronger than all those who curse it,” said Bennett, after Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic quoted officials in Washington as having described Netanyahu as “chickens**t”, among other things.

Read more... at the Israel National News.

Halloween Masks

Most polls have these two neck and neck. The latest Quinnipiac poll has Charlie slightly ahead. That's about as scary as these masks.
To download a life-size version of this completely wearable, absolutely frightening Halloween mask, click here!

Moms and Apple Pie aren't what they're cracked up to be - PB County School Board Race

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The School Board race in Palm Beach County is usually innocuous but the race for District 4 just became nasty. Who would think that a non-partisan race for a school board seat would turn into ugly politics with smears and lies from such a sweet looking mom.

I received the Whitfield flyer in the mail. It was produced by Fact Check Florida Electioneering Committee out of Jacksonville (Click here) so that she can distance herself from the attacks on her opponent that charged some of his contributors with no accountability, some anti homosexual agenda (she is attempting to get the large GLBT vote here)  and school vouchers...dirty pool. By stating that she is a Democrat, her campaign is capitalizing on the majority of registered Democrats in Palm Beach County to bring her campaign over the top. Even though Democrats are losing in opinion polls because of trust issues, her flyer states that she is "A Democrat We can Trust" and then proceeds to personally attack her opponent, Tom Sutterfield, because of some contributors.

Ms. Whitfield has received money from the usual suspects in Lake Worth that show up in every campaign, many against the best interests of our city...illegal banners and all. You know who they are without my even mentioning their names. Most of our city commissioners donated and Maxwell gave in the name of his company. They support development at any cost. Even Jeff Clemens has contributed to her campaign along with his PAC. There are land developers, builders, contractors, lawyers, plumbers, and engineering companies along with Associated Builders.

You have to wonder why this race is attracting so much money to Whitfield's campaign. Does the School Board Budget of $2,315,232,281 for 2015 have anything at all to do with it or the possibility of building new schools that might come up for consideration? The person who gets elected will be voting on multi-million dollar construction projects in addition to million dollar R and R projects, so would these contributors have her ear to influence her selection?

Whitfield to date: $50,241,33
Sutterfield to date: $33,166.95.

Why make a non-partisan race partisan? Some people resort to this type of tactic when the race is close or when they are losing and then have a PAC do the dirty work for them. This is not a good example for kids especially when your only credential is being a Mom and you choose to vilify your opponent by attempting to destroy his integrity.

School is all about teaching the Three R's...reading, writing and arithmetic as well as what's right and wrongEven her flyer got the District she is running for wrong.

Who can you trust to get it right?

Tom Sutterfield for District 4.

Halloween Event in Lake Worth

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sunset 10-29-14

Is Art subjective?

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West Palm Beach commissioner Shanon Materio doesn't like the art work that the West Palm Beach Outlet Mall has proposed.

Read about it... and let us know what you think.