Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
January 16, 2017
No raises until city is great again
Our politics here in Lake Worth should be all about re-connection and realizing how beautiful it once was. This vision put forward by our mayor and certain commissioners, of growth as prosperity for our area, has been disastrous, creating nothing but gridlock and the never-ending pursuit of debt, such as the bond issue, to solve problems.
Lake Worth should be willing to introduce bold programs such as expanding solar and wind power, and move away from expensive fossil fuels. It would set an example to the rest of the county that this city can net responsibly and have a cheap source of power into the future.
Goals other than profit-making would ensure a quick transition for all.
We must keep the money we generate in our local community and stop giving it to outside sources. We must demand from our representatives that they start to localize our economy again and let the residents have a greater say in moving forward.
Then, and only then, should our mayor and commissioners be looking for a pay raise.
"President-elect Donald Trump has scrapped a plan to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day after his comments disparaging U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights hero who worked closely with King and who has been closely involved with the museum," said the Post.
“It’s going to be hard. It's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” said John Lewis.
Of course, the press is down on President Elect Trump instead of John Lewis. It's all right to condemn and criticize Trump and liberals will make the biggest deal in the world about this. 3.5 more days, ya'll. Get over it.
Judge Freer of the 9th Circuit court (California) agreed with the man who was arrested for reading a Bible on the sidewalk outside a state building--that the law was
unconstitutional because it gives too much unfettered discretion to law
enforcement in determining whether someone’s speech or other expressive
activity has the effect, intent or propensity to draw a crowd or
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim-rights group designated by the Justice Department as a terrorist co-conspirator, is calling on Donald Trump to drop Rev. Franklin Graham as one of six clergy who will offer prayers at the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony.
In a press release issued this week, CAIR referred to the son of evangelist Billy Graham as a “notorious Islamophobe.”
Ringling Brothers, around since 1884, comes to an end. Another great corporation bites the dust thanks to increasing costs and liberal animal activist groups.
I've been attending this circus ever since I was a kid. My favorite act was the high trapeze and getting to see the elephants was a joy. It wasn't that long ago when the South Florida Fair had the Ringling Brothers Circus as a main act. And then that stopped.
that Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, a key figure overseeing riot control
at the inauguration, will be removed from command Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m.,
just as Trump is sworn in as president.
“I’m a soldier,” he said. “I’m a presidential appointee. Therefore, the president has the power to remove me.”
According to Business Insider, about 30 groups, almost all of them anti-Trump, have gotten
permits to protest before, during and after the inauguration.
Thousands of demonstrators also have vowed to shut down the
inauguration, including by closing off security checkpoints along
the inaugural parade route.
This is a "wow." Nothing could keep me away from seeing Ryan Gosling, one of my top favorite actors of today and Emma Stone, both winning a Golden Globe Best Actor award for this movie. La La land was sensational and with emotions of heart and soul rooted in the past. It's full of fantasy and pursuing dreams and how one little decision, one little change of course, can alter the outcome of your entire life. We never forget our first real love, no matter what.
Dwight Bullard lost his reelection for Florida State Senator in November...the voters said "no" to Dwight who only got 40% of the vote.
All sorts of labels were thrown at him from first his Democratic Primary opponents and then his Republican opponent in the general election. According to Mondoweiss, "He was labeled a terrorist sympathizer by media outlets, pro-Israel groups, and by both his Democratic primary opponent and then his Republican general election opponent." Apparently all is forgiven as he has now been chosen to lead the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida.
Dave Kerner, our county commissioner representative in this area, received money for his Board of County Commissioners' campaign from every special interest and fat cat and was even endorsed by Shelly Vana, someone Palm Beach County rejected at the polls by a 3 to 1 margin.
David Kerner admits to meeting with the Atlanta Braves (a losing team with 68 wins and 93 loses in 2016) in early November. If we had known that meetings were planned, he might not have won his election.
Kerner said, “While I recognize the excitement that surrounds this opportunity, I have to be a good steward of public funds and balance the competing interests of my district,” he said Friday in an email to The Palm Beach Post.
”At this time, I have not been presented with a financing plan that gives me confidence. I recognize the extreme need this area of the county has, and the synergy this project may have with the surrounding cities and the state college. As the district commissioner for where this project is targeted, I am open to continuing the conversation with all the interested parties, but am categorically unwilling to commit a disproportionate share of county public funds.”
The west coast of Florida has rejected them. Their only hope is Palm Beach County where this lame county commission was pushing for them to destroy our John Prince Park, the environment, the surrounding neighborhoods and our quality of life. The county even wanted to give them $100 million plus the land for free. The stadium at Disney is just not good enough for them--they want our county land.
We told you, the public, that the idea of corporate welfare to the Atlanta Braves would be resurrected once the County got hold of the 7% sales tax. The sales tax hike — from 6 percent to 7 percent — will last a decade and is expected to generate an extra $2.7 billion for fixing schools, roads and bridges and covering new construction projects and technology purchases. The county denies that any sales tax money will be used for the Braves.