Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tonight's Moon

99% of Full

Judge blocks abortion law in Florida

UPDATE:  Things change second by second. Within minutes of Pam Bondi issuing a "stay" of the Judge's ruling, The ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights moved to lift the "stay." The law is NOT in effect.

There are all sorts of groups wanting abortion without any strings whatsoever. Who is looking after the unborn?

Read the abortion ruling issued by a judge today on Florida's new sensible law on abortion which requires women to wait at least 24-hours after meeting in person with her doctor before the procedure can go forward. This was to be in effect tomorrow, July 1. Leon County Circuit Court Judge Charles Francis said that his ruling was about the groups seeking an emergency order and if they were entitled to a temporary injunction.

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Chris Christie - Blunt talking Republican

Quote of the Day - Patrick Murphy

"Giving police officers body cameras protects both the officer and a citizen during times of an altercation. This pilot program will allow states and communities to partner with DOJ to examine the usefulness of police body cameras around the country. When it comes to protecting our communities, it is important for us to make these critical investments, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on this initiative."

 ~ Patrick Murphy

 Murphy just signed on to Rand Paul's police body camera bill that will ensure the rights of the police as well as the citizens are protected. One of the reasons why I do like Patrick Murphy is that he can reach across the aisle.

Quote of the Day - Allen West

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“What’s really going on is that black-on-black urban violence exists and the black community is doing nothing about the black family falling apart. For Americans — especially black ones — to concentrate on any other issue is a waste of time. That’s what Americans should be talking about, not a piece of cloth.”

~ Allen West

Talking about all the trumped up attention to the Confederate Flag by liberal progressives who manufactured a crisis to distract Americans from "what's really going on."

Tonight's Budget Workshop

Tonight we listen to staff talk more on the budget regarding Refuse, Stormwater, Road Improvement Funds as well as a recap of the General Fund for the proposed 2016 Budget. There is no back-up--too large the city says but you can Click here for the draft 2016 budget.

It is still difficult to imagine that we are formulating a Budget when we don't even have an audit completed for the year that ended September 30, 2014. The city says they won't have it out until the end of July, some 10 months after the close of the year. Are they still crunching numbers?

PBSO Deputy gets Promotion

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy who was captured on video shooting an unarmed bicyclist last year, was recently promoted to sergeant.

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Israel needs our help; Obama isn't giving it to them

Israel needs our help.  America needs our help.  What is Obama thinking? No one can trust Iran.   Benjamin Netanayahu knows that.

In a stunning development, the US has agreed to Iran’s demand to drop inspections of nuclear sites from any final deal over its nuclear program. The goal of the talks involving Iran and the US, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia is a deal that would limit Tehran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief.

According to the New York Times, Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final word on all public matters in Iran, demanded that most sanctions be lifted before Tehran has dismantled part of its nuclear infrastructure and before international inspectors verify that the country is beginning to meet its commitments.

Israel needs your help. Here’s what YOU can do: If you haven’t yet, CLICK HERE to sign the Petition to Stop Iran.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Walmart priorities - ISIS battle flag okay - Confederate flag rejected on cake

The sheer stupidity of it all--

Health Dept closes Lake Worth Restaurant

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On Thursday the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation temporarily shut down a local Lake Worth restaurant on Lake Avenue until more than two dozen violations were corrected. It just reopened today.

Read about CJ's and all the repulsive violations.

Property Values Palm Beach County

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Property values for 2015 show an increase for every city in the county. Lake Worth shows a 10.5% increase from last year, ahead of the County average. We will have more money to work with but the sheriff might just take it all.

Supreme court votes 5/4 on execution drug

Justices says it's ok to use as it is not in violation of the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

This time it was 5-4 with Justice Samuel Alito writing for the majority, along with John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas.

Through the years, I have vacillated back and forth on the death penalty. Do we have the right to take the life of a person regardless of the heinous crime he has committed. Do we as a people have the moral right to impose capital punishment and treat people as non-human? The law says that we do.

Dylan Harrison on the right side of the law?

UPDATE:  Kavasutra truck has now been moved off the city street
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Dylan Harrison is forever marketing his businesses. His truck is in front of our library across from the Cultural Plaza taking up two parking spaces. Why hasn't he been coded?

Today Dylan Harrison, business owner of several businesses located on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth, is back in the news.  We just can't get rid of this guy even though he went to prison for selling synthetic marijuana and conspiracy to defraud the United States plus he managed to blow up a building. He still sells "Mr. Nice Guy" (synthetic marijuana) in a can. "It just gets people drowsy," he says. Have you ever walked by that place? Everyone seems to be in a twilight zone.

While he was in prison, his truck was in the possession of the DEA. It was totally ransacked and severely damaged. Now he claims to be on the right side of the law charging theft by the West Palm Beach police, the DEA, and a mechanic's removal of an expensive part from his impounded vehicle worth $430 and installed on a WPB cop's personal car.

Harrison is having no part of the policeman who offered to give back the part.  He wants the cop fired for life.

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Inspector General's office - formed to help shed image of public corruption in Palm Beach County

The Inspector general's office was created to help curb public corruption.  The people of Palm Beach County demanded a watchdog after many incidents of officials going to prison. Lake Worth had voted to pay the requested amount each year. But yesterday I discover that we have not paid our share other than the County's initial request under Susan Stanton. At the time, the Commission had voted to pay its fair share after the 2010 election when the IG's office was voted in overwhelming by the voters of Palm Beach County.

Stopping the payment to the IG's office never came before the Lake Worth commission after Stanton was terminated, at least as far as I recall. It apparently was de-funded in subsequent budgets and not mentioned.

Originally, 14 municipalities didn’t pay and they sued saying it was double taxation. Lake Worth was not a part of that suit. Those cities didn't want any oversight on what they did. The largest city, West Palm Beach, is where several of the elected officials ended up in the slammer for corruption. Those cities that sued just don't like the idea of someone watching over them and don't care what the voters say. And we know that Lake Worth, even though it did not join the suit, never has cared what the voters have said, i.e., the Heights Referendum.

On March 12, 2015 Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Catherine Brunson rejected the 14 cities’ and towns’ arguments that the referendum lacked the power to force them to spend money on a watchdog.

The cities appealed the decision and it is still in the Appellate Court. In the meantime, since Lake Worth made some "secret" decision (this administration has become an expert at that) not to pay its fair share that was to go into an Escrow account with the County until such time it was settled legally, we owe $221,501. Where will we come up with that money if or when the cities lose again in the Appellate Court? The Park of Commerce Fund? The Beach Fund?  Oh, that's right--there is no money in that fund; it was already raided. Maybe the Billboard Settlement Fund? Oh no, that was raided too.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunset 6-28-15

An Assault on Christianity

Before the Storm

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Earlier today before the heavy rains came.

Common Ground Church keeps praying for Lake Worth

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Common Ground Church held its regular Sunday service this morning at 10am.
Commandment number 9 is something that the Bully Blogger does not adhere to--just ignores it over and over again. Yesterday, he made up a graphic with a message that is attributed to me.  It is totally FALSE. It is a lie.

Pastor Mike Olive prayed for the city and the usual provocateurs who spew hate and lies. Next Sunday he WILL be addressing gay marriage and everyone is invited to the Common Ground Church to hear his sermon on love and truth, not lies and hate, and the message from the scriptures. Come on down to 12 South J Street.
Following the service, church members went to the Lake Worth beach as three were being Baptized.

The Important things

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What a man named Chandler believes. He has stated his important considerations...responding to the outrage by some on social media of Bristol Palin's pregnancy:

This country has far more things to worry about. The main thing is what our country is turning into than what one individual is doing to her life.
  • I personally do not give a dam what Bristol does. I care about the indoctrination of our youth into Communism, Socialism, Atheist, Muslims and other special interest activities.
  • I care about the lack of Patriotism on the part of the last 3 to 4 generations [decades] of legal citizens.
  • The overtaking of our country by illegal Armies of citizens from around the WORLD.
  • I care that this out of control government is making our country into a sewer third world country.
  • That the President of the United States is not a legal citizen of this Country and his hope and change was to be in our faces and destroy our way of life.
  • I care that the Democrat party of liars and thieves have assisted in the destruction of our country by ignoring our laws of the land and our Constitution.
  • Showing favoritism to illegals above the legal citizens of this once great Country.
  • I care that the American flag has become the target of every sicko in this Country, and the Supreme Court and others are ok with it. But if we did the descretation of another countries flag there would be outrage.
JUST SAYING-- this is what is important to me, OUR COUNTRY and her Legal Citizens.

Blessed are the Peacemakers

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King James 2000 Bible
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9 says “Blessed are the peacemakers” and it would appear Pastor Clementa Pinckney was definitely one.

President Obama said, "Pinckney was a man who believed in things not seen, a man who believed there were better days ahead...he embodied a politics that was neither mean nor small. He conducted himself quietly and kindly and diligently.”

R.I.P. to him and the rest of the nine.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sunset 6-27-15

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Gay Marriage - A huge loss for Democracy?

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Hillary on Traditional Marriage

A gal can change her mind--

Lake Worth Crime

ASSAULT--15088825--2400 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/21/2015 12:33:00 AM

DISTURBANCE--15088744--1300 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/20/2015 7:26:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15088714--2700 BLOCK 6TH AVE S-- Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/20/2015 5:50:00 PM

SHOPLIFTING--15088626--1000 BLOCK N G ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/20/2015 1:17:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15088587--1400 BLOCK S N ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/20/2015 11:30:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15088526--400 BLOCK S D ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/20/2015 8:28:00 AM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15088525--400 BLOCK S D ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/20/2015 6:40:00 AM

SHOOTING--15089126--2400 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/21/2015 10:12:00 PM

MURDER--15088965--1200 BLOCK 17TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/21/2015 1:28:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15088881--800 BLOCK S L ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/21/2015 6:49:00 AM

Other--06/20/15 03:01 PM--500 BLOCK OF DIXIE

Other--06/19/15 11:12 PM--00 BLOCK OF L

Other--06/21/15 05:46 AM--1300 BLOCK OF LUCERNE

Theft--06/19/15 12:02 PM--800 BLOCK OF J

Theft--06/19/15 11:45 AM--700 BLOCK OF M

Other--06/20/15 09:43 AM--700 BLOCK OF FEDERAL

Theft--06/19/15 03:00 PM--100 BLOCK OF GOLFVIEW

Vandalism--06/19/15 12:42 PM--600 BLOCK OF DIXIE

Theft--06/19/15 10:46 PM--800 BLOCK OF G

Theft--06/19/15 07:25 PM--1300 BLOCK OF WINGFIELD

Other--06/20/15 04:41 PM--300 BLOCK OF WELLESLEY

Other--06/21/15 12:45 AM--500 BLOCK OF 20TH

Other--06/19/15 03:39 PM--2500 BLOCK OF DIXIE

STOLEN VEHICLE--15089540--1700 BLOCK OSBORNE CIR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/23/2015 3:47:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15089449--700 BLOCK LATONA AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 7:43:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15089433--800 BLOCK S D ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 7:10:00 PM

ASSAULT--15089426--900 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 6:55:00 PM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15089380--100 BLOCK S GOLFVIEW RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 4:47:00 PM

ASSAULT 15089371--800 BLOCK S N ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 4:45:00 PM

VANDALISM--15089370--500 BLOCK N H ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 4:16:00 PM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15089319--1800 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 2:23:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15089296--1700 BLOCK 13TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 1:21:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15089298--1800 BLOCK 15TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 1:15:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15089287--1000 BLOCK 12TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 12:59:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15089225--900 BLOCK S E ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/22/2015 10:02:00 AM

ASSAULT--15089918--300 BLOCK S F ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/23/2015 11:20:00 PM

ASSAULT--15089878--1400 BLOCK S M ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/23/2015 9:00:00 PM

ASSAULT--15089874--N A ST & 4TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/23/2015 8:23:00 PM

ASSAULT--15089848--1200 BLOCK S PALMWAY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/23/2015 7:11:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15089777--2500 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/23/2015 3:41:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15089683--600 BLOCK N B ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/23/2015 12:46:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15089593--500 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/23/2015 9:33:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15090319--100 BLOCK ERIE ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/25/2015 1:50:00 AM

VANDALISM--15090287--200 BLOCK S C ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 10:36:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15090253--600 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 8:14:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15090257--2500 BLOCK 10TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 7:14:00 PM

STOLEN VEHICLE--15090228--1100 BLOCK 7TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 6:19:00 PM

ASSAULT--15090219--2000 BLOCK 10TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015--6:05:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15090116--300 BLOCK S B ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 1:53:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15090101--1300 BLOCK S FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 12:25:00 PM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15090029--2500 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 11:25:00 AM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15090028--2500 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 10:45:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15089969--1200 BLOCK S N ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/24/2015 8:42:00 AM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15090667--400 BLOCK N B ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/25/2015 8:42:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15090663--1400 BLOCK S FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/25/2015 7:48:00 PM

ASSAULT--15090563--1200 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/25/2015 4:35:00 PM

VANDALISM--15090454--1300 BLOCK 12TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/25/2015 11:39:00 AM

ASSAULT--15090385--700 BLOCK LUCERNE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/25/2015 9:13:00 AM

STOLEN VEHICLE--15090364--1300 BLOCK S FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/25/2015 6:48:00 AM

ROBBERY - PERSON--15091169--1700 BLOCK 12TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/27/2015 4:09:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15091137--500 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/27/2015 1:26:00 AM

ASSAULT--15091133--1800 BLOCK N A ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/27/2015 1:00:00 AM

ASSAULT--15090973--1000 BLOCK S M ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 4:50:00 PM

STOLEN VEHICLE--15090927--2500 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 2:48:00 PM

STOLEN TAG--15090910--4700 BLOCK 32ND DR S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 2:38:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15090879--100 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 1:41:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15090893--1000 BLOCK S D ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 1:38:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15090842--1100 BLOCK 6TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 11:05:00 AM

ASSAULT--15090805--1200 BLOCK 12TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 9:09:00 AM

STOLEN VEHICLE--15090756--500 BLOCK N L ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 5:45:00 AM

ROBBERY - PERSON--15090726--7TH AVE S & S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/26/2015 2:16:00 AM

Netanyahu speaks of Israel's survival - Rock the Boat

The United States and world powers must ensure that sanctions on Iran remain in force until the nuclear threat is completely eliminated. A nuclear Iran is a threat not only to Israel but to the entire world...Iran's threat is growing...they are out to conquer everything in the Middle East. Why is Obama not standing with Israel? Please watch all 29.5 minutes of this video; you won't regret it.

Deadly Day and more to come

Now that we got Obamacare and Gay marriage settled (We've been distracted on the homefront with Obamacare, Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court),  terrorists launched deadly attacks across three continents yesterday "killing dozens of people just days after ISIS urged supporters to unleash 'a month of disaster' during the Muslim holy period of Ramadan.

A man was decapitated in an apparent Islamist attack on a U.S.-owned gas factory in southeastern France, while 10 worshipers were killed at a Shi'ite mosque in Kuwait.

In Tunisia, gunmen sparked panic at a beach resort, opening fire and killing more than 27 people, including some tourists. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in Kuwait, but there were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks in France and Tunisia."

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In the meantime, our soldiers have been told to remember that we are "guests" in Muslim countries and have had restrictions put on them to do their jobs--that the host nation is our shoulder-to-shoulder, brothers and sisters in arms, risking their lives for our common cause to defeat terrorism and we need to be respectful of Ramadan.

Are we fighting a war against terrorists or not?

Friday, June 26, 2015


Quote of the Day - Mike Huckabee on Gay Marriage

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"The Supreme Court has spoken with a very divided voice on something only the Supreme Being can do--redefine marriage. I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our Founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.

This ruling is not about marriage equality, it's about marriage redefinition. This irrational, unconstitutional rejection of the expressed will of the people in over 30 states will prove to be one of the court's most disastrous decisions, and they have had many. The only outcome worse than this flawed, failed decision would be for the President and Congress, two co-equal branches of government, to surrender in the face of this out-of-control act of unconstitutional, judicial tyranny.

The Supreme Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature's God on marriage than it can the law of gravity. Under our Constitution, the court cannot write a law, even though some cowardly politicians will wave the white flag and accept it without realizing that they are failing their sworn duty to reject abuses from the court. If accepted by Congress and this President, this decision will be a serious blow to religious liberty, which is the heart of the First Amendment."

~ Mike Huckabee

The Goader

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Every town has one--

Eminent Domain - Firm Lake Worth hired

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As previously mentioned, the city hired an expert law firm that specializes in Eminent Domain. The contract was signed by the mayor back on February 5, 2015. Who would have known? The entire concept of taking private property on Boutwell Road by Eminent Domain was approved by four out of five commissioners just last week.

William Doney of Caldwell, Pacetti says that Eminent Domain at the Park of Commerce IS for a public benefit. That's his argument and he's sticking to it and we've paid him $225 an hour up to $25,000 to tell us that and be able to argue it in court. And if we need them for other services going forward, it is by vote of the commission. Well, you never know--one of those landowners might not like the "deal."

Read the following to find out what you, the taxpayer is paying this firm.

Caldwell, Pacetti Contract

Quote of the Day - Marco Rubio on ObamaCare

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"I disagree with the court's ruling and believe they have once again erred in trying to correct the mistakes made by President Obama and Congress in forcing Obamacare on the American people. Despite the court's decision, Obamacare is still a bad law that is having a negative impact on our country and on millions of Americans.

I remain committed to repealing this bad law and replacing it with my consumer-centered plan that puts patients and families back in control of their health care decisions. We need Consumer Care, not Obamacare."

~ Marco Rubio

The Court got it wrong--twice!

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Republicans opposed the decision and continued to call for repealing the law. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, tore into the decision as “interpretive gymnastics” and doubled down on his support of repealing the law.

“The Supreme Court's interpretive gymnastics means that millions of Americans will continue to be burdened with increased premiums, high deductibles, and fewer hours, or else face stiff tax penalties,” said DeSantis. "We must repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered solutions that actually make health insurance more affordable, promote small-business expansion and job growth, and relieve bureaucratic burdens on doctors and patients.”

Judge Scalia said: The majority used “interpretive jiggery-pokery.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sunset 6-25-15

Theft in Lake Worth

Even when it's nailed down, thieves will take it.  That's what happened to a new Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Lake Worth when her washer and dryer got stolen in the 200 block of North H Street. This was the third theft in three weeks from a Habitat home.

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Florida Budget Turkey Watch

"We are encouraged that the governor is also promoting these values, as he vetoed many projects for circumventing established funding processes, a central criterion in the Budget Turkey Watch process," said Dominic Calabro, president of Florida TaxWatch. Read about it...

Florida Tax Watch is "an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute & government watchdog for more than one third of a century, Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Its research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies and practices on citizens and businesses."

Read about the turkeys

The Park of Commerce wasn't a "turkey" was it?

Moving towards the Leftest "Utopia" -

Jeb Bush

Debbie just keeps "doin it."

Sunshine State News: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. The DNC chairwoman keeps trashing former Gov.Jeb Bush, saying he is wrong for America. Wasserman-Schultz is a strong voice for liberals but people are tired of negative politics.

Speaking at FIU, she started off with the “blaming Bush” syndrome and blamed George W. Bush for all of the nation’s woes. “I expect as time goes by Americans are going to have an opportunity to see the results of Jeb's policies as they were in Florida,” Wasserman Schultz said. Maybe not -- since Jeb’s record far outpaces Wasserman Schultz’s, says Sunshine State News.

Some of the things that Jeb Bush enacted while Governor of Florida:

He cut taxes by 19 billion dollars.
Overhauled the medicaid system in an attempt to rein in health care costs...Obamacare before there was Obamacare.
He created the first school voucher program. An advocate of school choice and charter Schools.
Ended Affirmative Action with One Florida. Affirmative action is a diversity that discriminates by ignoring hard work and performance.
Worked with Feds to preserve the Everglades and dedicated over 1 million acres of land for conservation.
Florida had the highest bond rating ever. Reserves went from $1.3 billion to $9.8 billion.
One of Florida staunchest opponents of offshore drilling. He did not oppose it in other areas of the country and said in 2013 that federal lands and water should be open for drilling in a "thoughtful way."
He won total control over judicial nominations
Reinstated the feeding tube for Terri Schiavo. This was a case that dragged on from 1990 until 2005 when a judge ordered the feeding tub removed. I remember how I felt then, and to this day I can't get myself to sign a Living Will.
He approved a "Choose Life" license plate recognizing the importance of life in the womb.
Tough on criminals. Backed a mandatory sentence for criminals using guns. Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law a series of bills bringing back the three strikes law that was struck down by a Florida appeals court earlier in 2002.
In 2005, he signed the "Stand your Ground" law by protecting people's rights to protect themselves.

Eminent Domain - Abuse of Power here?

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Eminent domain should be used only for a public benefit. Kelo v. City of New London remains one of the most disputed rulings in the Supreme Court history. A decade later, the land where a neighborhood claimed by eminent domain remains vacant. “They put in infrastructure and roads to nowhere, sidewalks to nowhere with always the thought that they were going to have this redevelopment plan where a hotel would come, a health club, cafes, restaurants and stuff like that that never came to be,” said a woman whose property was grabbed and demolished.

Even though the government has the right to seize property for a public benefit, there is something inherently wrong with this. I still do not believe that eminent domain is proper on Boutwell no matter what Lake Worth's expert eminent domain attorney says. The city tries too hard and spends too much taxpayer money trying to convince all of us that they are right.

How Caitlyn Jenner, Hillary, Bush and Rubio compare

A little trivia for the day:

According to George Bennett at The Post on Poltiics, Jenner’s net favorable score of +4 is roughly on par with the favorability score Florida voters give presidential contenders Marco Rubio (+5), Jeb Bush (+2) and Hillary Clinton (+2).

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sunset 6-24-15

Shanon Materio will launch re-election campaign

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Materio, West Palm Beach Commissioner, will announce her re-election campaign on June 30.

Everything is open game, said Keith James. Because of politics, at the beginning of the year, West Palm Beach City Commissioner Shanon Materio was one of several elected officials who wrote to the New York State Parole Board, asking for the release of convicted murderer Michelle Lennon after more than 20 years behind bars. Materio did this at the request of Lennon’s father, constituent Len Fintzy who was running against Keith James. James won by 70.65% of the vote this past March.

Let the games begin.

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Quote of the Day - Rush Limbaugh

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“The next flag that will come under assault, and it will not be long, is the American flag. It is gonna happen. We are trending that way.

It makes perfect sense. If you take a look at the timeline of progression of events, the speed and rapidity with which the left is conducting this assault on all of these American traditions and institutions, if you don’t think the American flag’s in their crosshairs down the road, you had better stop and reconsider.

The American flag is what? It’s the symbol of America. The left, what? Doesn’t like this country very much and never has and it’s getting angrier and angrier about it seemingly every day. The American flag stands for the United States of America and as such, everything that’s wrong with it. And you wait, it isn’t gonna be long before the American flag is gonna cause chills, fear, scary thoughts … [because] it’s a symbol of hate.”

~ Rush Limbaugh

An eyesore and blight on a neighborhood

UPDATE: magistrate orders demolition 6-25-15

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Last week, a resident of ROLO mentioned this house at 1528 Cochran that really is no longer a house but a slab and a few boards.  Apparently it has been in this condition for years and located just a few blocks from the Vice Mayor's house.

Manuel Gonzalez bought the property in July 2014 for $7,500 and if you call his "for sale" sign, he is asking $65,000.  Taxes that were due by April 2015 go unpaid. The city has been fining the owner(s) of this property at a rate of $100 a day since 2008. Recently a new case was opened and it was declared that the building was "unsafe."  It goes before the magistrate tomorrow at Lake Worth City Hall.

Eminent Domain at Park of Commerce is NOT for a public benefit

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The City of Lake Worth wants to use its powers of eminent domain at the Park of Commerce. They believe that developing the POC is the city's salvation. The City Commission voted to do that and it passed on a 4/1 vote with Commissioner Ryan Maier dissenting.

The property may be taken either for government use or by delegation to third parties, who will devote it to public or civic use or, in some cases, to economic development. And that's what we are doing here in Lake Worth--economic development. "The most common uses of property taken by eminent domain are for government buildings and other facilities, public utilities, highways, and railroads.  Some jurisdictions require that the condemnor make an offer to purchase the subject property, before resorting to the use of eminent domain."  Lake Worth will offer the two owners involved 125% of its appraised value or seize the land.

How much did this eminent domain attorney cost the city who says, "the project is clearly for a public purpose." Don't we pay Torcivia law firm enough money? How does this eminent domain lawyer, William Doney with the law firm of Caldwell Pacetti Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP conclude that this is all for a public purpose?  How is it any public benefit? The only "benefit" is supporting this commission's desire to spend a hell of a lot of money for infrastructure, storm water drainage, utilities, etc. for private development. Developers get 100% off the hook.

Eventually this private development, if it even comes to the Park of Commerce, will be contributing to the tax base but it could take 100 years before those ad-valorem taxes covers the initial cost of all this infrastructure even if every square inch out there is developed.

This clearly is NOT a public benefit. What it is--a land grab and one gigantic expense for the taxpayers if Lake Worth gets its way.

It's someone else's fault, says Mayor Triolo

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Governor Rick Scott said that it "circumvented the Economic Development Transportation-Road fund evaluation process." The mayor doesn't "buy" that. "Obviously, the governor's staff did not thoroughly read the backup," she said. "Something is not right. We followed all the rules, the governor knew about this project, the governor visited this project, and it's right along the lines of his goal of bringing jobs to the area," Triolo stated. The Blame Game. And Mayor Triolo dumped Governor Scott from her "friends" list.

Watch the video at Channel 5.

The mayor is always spouting jobs...a Republican soundbite, not that any business locating to the Park of Commerce would create jobs for anyone living in Lake Worth.  Look to the real reasons why we have high unemployment here.

According to Channel 12, they were not told about her press conference and of course, this blogger was not. You would have thought that Channel 12 would have had an invite after their dreadful one-sided hatchet piece on Ryan Maier.  The usual suspects were there:  Wes Blackman, PR hatchet man provocateur for this commission who is obsessed with this blogger as well as trumped up racism, Mark Easton of the LW Herald, another media in bed with the visionaries, Channels 5 and 25, both with camera crews at City Hall. The mayor, with her marketing background, invited "friends" in order to massage her message.

It's too bad that all those costly trips to Tallahassee didn't pay off. Instead someone should have been reading what was submitted to the State and spent time dotting the I's and crossing the T's.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sunset 6-23-15

"We'll get the money," says Lake Worth mayor

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Do you remember back in 2011 when Scott Maxwell and his friend Peggy who spoke at the lectern were so irate about the then city manager wanting to raise taxes by assessing everyone $60.00 per year on a fire assessment as well as approving a tax rate of $5.49 per $1,000 taxable value, up from the current rate of $5.34.

It was a real big deal back then when Maxwell said: "We just increased their taxes. We didn't do anything creative." He was the lone dissenting vote for not raising taxes even the $60 a year.

But have times ever changed.  It was just months ago that he and the majority commission went out on a general obligation bond of $63 million dollars that property owners would be paying on for 34 years. Part of that, around $11 million, was for his dream of developing the infrastructure at the Park of Commerce--the field of dreams--hoping businesses would come and putting the burden on all the property owners in poor Lake Worth.

Back then, the city applied for a federal grant for the POC and did not get it. Now Rick Scott has eliminated their request from the state for $3.5 million for the POC.  The reason? Lousy paperwork.  The mayor says she will get the money somewhere.

Gay Open Carry Group Makes a Stand

It's all getting crazy!

A group of 4 gay community members tried to enter the public event going on with their assorted weapons and gear on their bodies. All of the weapons had loaded magazines and clear chambers. As the Second Amendments states, citizens of the United States right to bear arms shall not be infringed. As the group attempts to peaceably enter the event and partake in the festivities, the Capital City pride staff blocked the entrance and told the group of 4 to go away because they "Do not feel safe with people with guns around" even though they were there to support and defend the rights of the people.

Lake Worth Park of Commerce will NOT get State money

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Today, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $461.4 million (Go to number 1927 in provided link) in spending from the $78.7 billion state budget approved by the Legislature last week, erasing dozens of local programs and projects sought by elected officials.

The Visionaries took a big hit when Scott erased $3.5 million from the Park of Commerce.

Obamatrade - Corruption

Obamatrade enmeshed in corrupt backroom dealings

"Enough is enough. I cannot vote for TPA unless McConnell and Boehner both commit publicly to allow the Ex-Im Bank to expire—and stay expired. And, Congress must also pass the Cruz-Sessions amendments to TPA to ensure that no trade agreement can try to back-door changes to our immigration laws. Otherwise, I will have no choice but to vote no."

~ Ted Cruz

Lake Worth Crime

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I like Cpt. Rolando Silva, District 14 Commander. He tries his best in a city plagued by crime. He gave a policing update pertaining to Lake Worth to the city commission on June 16th and mentioned four categories that have had reduced stats:  murders, vehicle thefts, burglaries, and robberies.

Unfortunately,  many things coming out of city hall and filtered by this government are not totally transparent thanks to the administration in power.  Negative truths are not something this city wants to advertise. So Cpt. Silva reported on four categories that had reductions. According to Silva, the biggest problems we face here are drugs, prostitution and robberies.  Drugs is the root cause of the other two.

It is what he didn't say that is problematic and we know of incidents that have gone unreported by deputies called to a scene. If we know of some, how many are there? There is so much crime, that these deputies have to concentrate on the worst first.

The crime data reveals that the overall Lake Worth, FL crime rates are 95% higher than in comparison to the Florida mean and are 125% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Lake Worth, FL has a rate that is 170% higher than the Florida average; compared to the United States, it is 246% higher. Looking at crimes involving property, Lake Worth, FL is 84% higher than its state's mean, and 109% higher than the country's average. Source: Area Vibes

In the proposed 2014/2015 budget page2, advalorem is projected to be $6,315,694.  In order to support the Public Safety aspect of our budget, we have revenues from other sources, i.e., utility fees, licenses and permits, fines and forfeitures, etc. As Public Safety takes the biggest portion of the pie (nearly 70% of budget), and Ric Bradshaw is getting another tremendous raise this year, city hall does not want to upset the resident, you know the guy who pays the bills.

Even the Palm Beach Post fell into the trap with its less than honest headline this morning--PBSO: Crime down, but still work to do." This does a dis-service to the city.

Just remember to Make the Call Ya'll and report suspicious activity:  561-688-3400.

The Correct Platform - Who wouldn't believe in this?

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15 Non-negotiable Core Beliefs
1. Illegal aliens are here illegally.
2. Pro-domestic employment is indispensable.
3. A strong military is essential.
4. Special interests must be eliminated.
5. Gun ownership is sacred.
6. Government must be downsized.
7. The national budget must be balanced.
8. Deficit spending must end.
9. Bailout and stimulus plans are illegal.
10. Reducing personal income taxes is a must.
11. Reducing business income taxes is mandatory.
12. Political offices must be available to average citizens.
13. Intrusive government must be stopped.
14. English as our core language is required.
15. Traditional family values are encouraged.

As some bullies continue to accuse some of us of being Tea Partiers, something that they obviously choose to believe is against all good common sense or Un-American and subversive to boot, I believe that the Tea Party values are important for this country's survival. Because of negative propaganda, Tea Party numbers fell but now are on the rise again. All bullies are on missions to prove to anyone who will listen that anyone who has actual values and disagrees with them is the problem. They continually bring them down and demean them. It gets so damn stupid and boring. 

Preamble: The Tea Party Movement is an all-inclusive American grassroots movement with the belief that everyone is created equal and deserves an equal opportunity to thrive in these United States where they may “pursue life, liberty and happiness” as stated in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

No one is excluded from participation in the Tea Party Movement whose platform makes sense. You don't have to be a Tea Party member to know what's right nor do you have to be a member to know who is divisive and bad for America.

Read the CBS Poll on Tea Partiers

Quote of the Day - On guns

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"A pen in the hand of this president (Obama) is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunset 6-22-15

Ted Cruz

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Associated Press lines up gun to point at Ted Cruz's head as he speaks to the 2nd Amendment.

Hillary on Restricting Gun Ownership

Hillary, give us a damn break!

Every emotional cretin has come out of the woodwork now calling for restrictions on gun ownership...Now, how does one discern who has hate in his heart and who doesn't? South Carolina has even taken down the Confederate Flag as if that was the cause for Roof's massacre. Do something about drug users and abusers and those who deal in this illegal business--the street corner junkie to the drug cartels.

Lake Worth Beach

A beautiful day at a beautiful beach!
How lucky can we get living by all of this?
Let's ensure that our entire beach/casino park remains 100% public.

Is Clinton Foundation really a Legal Charity?

After a six month's investigation, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel says,

If the Clinton Foundation is not validly constituted as a U.S. tax-exempt organization, the legal implications for the board of directors may be severe. In addition, there would be severe “tax consequences for those who donated to what may be a fraudulent charity, including thousands of ordinary individuals and families worldwide, as well as for wealth foundations, foreign donors, foreign governments, and possibly even the U.S. government for all contributions the U.S. government entities have made to the Clinton Foundation since inception.”


Bill Maher - A Punk

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Bill Maher is a punk, a wise guy, a New Yorker (a lot of smart azzes in NY) who never met a liberal he didn't like. He even has gone after Obama for not being aggressive enough. There is nothing much else that he does like other than his own ego. Now he's a "psychologist" and can determine what makes a 21 year old mental case and loser snap. It is totally reprehensible that he is putting the blame for a mentally disturbed person on conservatives, Fox News, the Daily Caller and Donald Trump, etal. This is a typical far-out liberal Saul Alinsky technique and if you spout hate often enough, a percentage of people will believe it.

Racism has been around for centuries before it was considered "racist" going back in our country as far as the 1600's when African Americans exploited their own people by buying and owning black slaves.  People such as Bill Maher, a caustic comedian, are looked up to in this country by the liberal left-wing and mostly the impressionable young who believe his remarks as "cute and funny" and maybe even "gospel" when in fact they viciously condemn all who think differently as if he is the only one with a brain.  If you don't adhere to his paranoia, you are nothing short of racist in his eyes.

 We should have better "heroes" in this country--not comedians who are anything but funny and who really are "racists."

Quote of the Day - Ted Cruz

“America has always been a land of refuge and opportunity for those seeking freedom, and we should champion legal immigration. Ronald Reagan referred to legal immigrants, immigrants like my father, as Americans by choice. The federal government should not be in the business of looting the wallets of those who followed the law and came here legally to fund the President’s illegal and unconstitutional amnesty. This bill will cut off DHS’s credit card and put Congress back in charge of funding the agencies responsible for immigration.”

~ Sen Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the Immigration Slush Fund Elimination Act to eliminate the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ability to use the fees it collects for the provision of legal immigration services to fund amnesty. The bill would also restore congressional authority over the appropriations process and refocus the agency on its core national security mission.

Read about the Act

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunset 6-21-15

Deadly shooting in Lake Worth

Never a dull moment in our little city.

Two people were killed and a suspect is in custody in connection with a double-shooting this afternoon in Lake Worth. The shooting happened about an hour ago in the 1200 block of 17th Avenue according to the Palm Beach Post.

Dumpster diving birds at the Lake Worth beach

Several of these birds were having fun flying into the garbage can to find food for their young.

Inside the can was a pizza box from Mamma Mia's containing a few crumbs. It was a feast for these young birds who were waiting on the walkway with their beaks wide-open.

Dumping God for Demons

Millions dumping God for demons

The great Christian philosopher G.K. Chesterton observed that the man who does not believe in God will believe in anything.

Now, millions of Americans have decided to prove him correct.

Is this the "seducing spirits and doctrines of devils" the Bible warns of in the last days? Read more...

Drugs are the Scourge

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Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing In Common & It’s NOT Weapons--the largest common factor in all of these incidents is psychotropic drugs, so says InfoWars.

(Infowars) – Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used.

The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.

Obama and the liberals focus more and more on tighter gun controls and even banning gun magazines since the massacre in Charleston by Dyllan Roof, a young man who heavily used drugs according to someone who knew him, and who became a racist because of his warped perception of reality and drug use. We are clearly "focusing on the wrong issue and asking the wrong questions, either as a deliberate attempt to hide the truth, or out of complete and utter ignorance."

What turns one kid into becoming a mass murderer and another who as a young man was inspired by John F. Kennedy (Bill Clinton) and went on to great achievements?  A sober and drug free life. "I smoked it once but didn't inhale."

Someone commented this morning that I am obsessed with black on white crime, calling me crazy and a nut job (one of my fans). I am not obsessed with any crime but crime needs to be recognized -- that 1) there is way too much of it swept under the rug and 2) mass killings are usually brought on by mental illness that is caused by drug use 3) black on white racist hate crimes go virtually unreported. The last time I wrote about black on white hate crime, a separate category from mass killing, was earlier in the month when members of a White family were brutally beaten, terrorized and shot with a Taser by a Black mob of 20 or 30 in Florence, Alabama. Essentially, it went unnoticed in the press that is unwilling to give it attention because of this politically correct nonsense and a press that is scared to death to be labeled "racist."

Click here... and read the article that will give the statistics on mass killings and shows that these killers were on drugs.

Addiction may start with alcohol and marijuana that can/could/will lead to harder drugs. I recently read on Facebook where someone I know brought up the point that many people in prison were there for "victimless" crimes (there are always victims) and that we should be spending this money educating people instead. We do educate but we can't, no matter how we try,  keep people from the ruthless dealer or some of their peers. Those of us my age remember very well how we got started smoking a cigarette. Today, kids have less of a chance as dealers prey on them...it's big business.  Once a kid thinks it's cool to experiment, he can get hooked very quickly and then he does what it takes to support that habit.

Until we crack down hard on the dealers and this scourge, horrible tragedies will continue, so will prostitution, robberies, poverty, hopelessness, insanity and crime overall.   And there will always be those blaming mass killings on racism rather than the root cause. Drug dealers all need to be incarcerated and the key thrown away.

And to end the hypocrisy, the United States needs to stop trading with any country that produces drugs that are illegal here: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Read the report

Racism is a blight and people of all races can be racist, but illicit drugs is the mother of all evil.

Local churches taking security measures

Patrols and security cameras may become the norm at church.  Everyone needs to be "cautious" at this time because of the recent massacre in Charleston.

Pastor Tony Cato is the senior pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Worth. He says before the Charleston tragedy his church was already making changes to their security measures in the way it trains his new deacons. Read about it...

If you recall, on June 16th we had Minister Hopelyn West from this church give the invocation at our city commission meeting. Her message was short lived. What happened minutes later, suggests that some people closed their ears to her message that "prayer can lead the way...everything that will be discussed every decision that will be made...and that all the people be taken into consideration...let it be about the lives of the residents in this community...conduct ourselves in a manner that is appropriate...no disruption, unruly behavior...that we will treat these chambers with the respect..."

There were some residents who showed zero respect that night and the mayor allowed it.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunset 6-20-15

Crazy Politics

The Senate passed a $612 billion defense policy bill calling for arming Ukraine forces, preventing another round of base closures and making it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Senate voted 71 to 25 to approve the bill, which President Barack Obama has threatened to veto. Democrats blocked a separate bill that provides the actual funds for the Pentagon. The vote was 50-45, 10 short of the necessary votes to move ahead.

Read more... at The Bristol Press.

Bodegon Supermarket

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Back in December last year, Sabor Publix closed its store.  At the time, I called the owners of the shopping center, I.M.C. Property Management, to see what they had to say.  I was assured that there would be another food store in that shopping center. Most of us who have shopped at that location for years, even decades, are looking forward to a new food store opening soon. As yet, there is no opening notice posted at the door.

Locating in the Town and Country Shopping Plaza
1910 Lake Worth Road

Crime Lake Worth

ROBBERY - PERSON--15086171--1400 BLOCK S E ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 3:38:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15086157--1400 BLOCK S D ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 2:13:00 AM

DRUNK DRIVER--15086090--10TH AVE N & N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/13/2015 8:39:00 PM

ASSAULT--15086092--1500 BLOCK WINGFIELD ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/13/2015 8:17:00 PM

VANDALISM--15086059--1500 BLOCK WINGFIELD ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/13/2015 6:40:00 PM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15086000--1000 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/13/2015 3:42:00 PM

SHOPLIFTING--15085958--200 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/13/2015 1:22:00 PM

BURGLARY - BUSINESS--15086483--1900 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/15/2015 2:26:00 AM

DISTURBANCE--15086429--500 BLOCK S C ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 10:01:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15086415--200 BLOCK N K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 8:48:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15086376--100 BLOCK S GOLFVIEW RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 6:25:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15086316--300 BLOCK N C ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 3:00:00 PM

DRUNK DRIVER--15086283--S DIXIE HWY & 6TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 1:36:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15086249--800 BLOCK N M ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 11:09:00 AM

BURGLARY - BUSINESS--15086242--400 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 10:56:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15086225--1200 BLOCK S M ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff/14/2015 9:59:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15086211--300 BLOCK N FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/14/2015 8:03:00 AM

STOLEN VEHICLE--15086875--1000 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 6:25:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15086868--000 BLOCK OCEAN BREEZE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 5:27:00 AM

ASSAULT--15086846--15TH AVE S & WINGFIELD ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 12:52:00 AM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15086826--1700 BLOCK WINGFIELD ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/15/2015 9:39:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15086820--1400 BLOCK S J ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/15/2015 9:09:00 PM

ASSAULT--15086690--1700 BLOCK WINGFIELD ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/15/2015 3:29:00 PM

STOLEN TAG--15086662--1200 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/15/2015 2:17:00 PM

BURGLARY - BUSINESS--15086627--300 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/15/2015 12:39:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15086570--1700 BLOCK 12TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/15/2015 10:40:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15086513--200 BLOCK N H ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/15/2015 8:01:00 AM

ASSAULT--15087200--700 BLOCK WASHINGTON AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 8:09:00 PM

VANDALISM--15087172--1400 BLOCK S H ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 6:18:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15087142--1100 BLOCK S PALMWAY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 5:15:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15087130--800 BLOCK S PALMWAY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 5:07:00 PM

BEVERAGE VIOLATION--15087122--500 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 4:41:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15087111--000 BLOCK S K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 4:17:00 PM

ASSAULT--15087080--1000 BLOCK S K ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 3:16:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15087069--1000 BLOCK N E ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 2:55:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15087056--000 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 2:44:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15087082--2500 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 2:21:00 PM

ASSAULT--15087052--1900 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 1:39:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15086995--500 BLOCK 9TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 12:37:00 PM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15086920--1500 BLOCK LAKE AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 9:21:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15086918--1500 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 8:40:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15086884--1700 BLOCK 12TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 7:47:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15086886--1000 BLOCK N LAKESIDE DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 7:42:00 AM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15086894--100 BLOCK S GOLFVIEW RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/16/2015 7:35:00 AM

ROBBERY - PERSON--15087671--200 BLOCK N A ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 3:39:00 AM

ASSAULT--15087665--N DIXIE HWY & 16TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 1:30:00 AM

ASSAULT--15087652--1900 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

DISTURBANCE--15087614--000 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/17/2015 9:40:00 PM

DISTURBANCE--15087451--1500 BLOCK S FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/17/2015 2:46:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15087456--1200 BLOCK S N ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/17/2015 1:59:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15087431--000 BLOCK S D ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/17/2015 1:43:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15087381--1900 BLOCK 2ND AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/17/2015 12:02:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15087291--1300 BLOCK S L ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/17/2015 6:56:00 AM

BURGLARY - BUSINESS--15088077--400 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 4:31:00 AM

ASSAULT--15088054--2500 BLOCK LAKE WORTH RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 12:33:00 AM

BURGLARY - VEHICLE--15087823--400 BLOCK INDUSTRIAL ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 1:01:00 PM

VANDALISM--15087792--1800 BLOCK 7TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 12:15:00 PM

BURGLARY - BUSINESS--15087767--1000 BLOCK 6TH AVE S--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 11:05:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15087750--1200 BLOCK DETROIT ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 10:42:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15087739--000 BLOCK N M ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 9:52:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15087700--100 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/18/2015 8:20:00 AM

THEFT/LARCENY--15088431--800 BLOCK S G ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 10:46:00 PM

ASSAULT--15088381--1700 BLOCK S FEDERAL HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 7:37:00 PM

STOLEN TAG--15088378--1300 BLOCK WINGFIELD ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 7:25:00 PM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15088373--100 BLOCK DETROIT ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 6:16:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15088269--100 BLOCK S GOLFVIEW RD--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 3:00:00 PM

VANDALISM--15088223--600 BLOCK S DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 12:42:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15088211--800 BLOCK S J ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 12:02:00 PM

THEFT/LARCENY--15088183--700 BLOCK N M ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 11:45:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15088187--1400 BLOCK 3RD AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 11:20:00 AM

DRUNK DRIVER--15088115--BOUTWELL RD & 7TH AVE N--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 8:52:00 AM

BURGLARY - BUSINESS--15088124--1300 BLOCK N DIXIE HWY--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 8:07:00 AM

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--15088084--1100 BLOCK S C ST--Palm Beach County Sheriff--6/19/2015 6:34:00 AM

Quote of the Day - Ben Carson - Going to the Heart of the Matter

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Describing what happened in Charleston as a terrible tragedy is an understatement. Those blaming the massacre  on White people, the Rebel flag, T-Party conservatives, Fox news, lack of hope, etc. are just looking for excuses to perpetuate the hate that exists in our country today and dividing this country further. We see it right in our own city and at city hall. Love is taking a temporary back seat.

The shooter, Dyllan Roof, a 21 year old loser who has a heart full of hate and evil, fatally shot nine people while they were praying at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Can anyone imagine anything worse? Ben Carson said it well last night:

"Certainly not the tone that I would have adopted." [talking about Obama's tone and what he said--"But let’s be clear, said Obama: at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries."]

Carson further stated, I think we have to start going to the heart of the matter. The heart of the matter is not guns. The heart of the matter is the heart, the heart and soul of people...the alleged suspect did not wake up yesterday and turn into a "maniac...the country needs to start concentrating on instilling the right kind of values in young people.

I hope we the American people can come to the understanding that we are not each others' enemies. The enemies are those who are stoking the flames of division trying to divide us in every category and weakening us as a society."

And as he said on Twitter and probably the most important statement made to date by anyone running for office:

“I fear our intolerance of one another is the new battle ground of evil. Today many feel it is ok to hate someone who thinks differently than you do. Please join me in praying for our great nation, that we may heal ourselves before it is too late.”

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sunset 6-19-15

Obama's TPA selling out America?

"Sean Hannity tore apart GOP leadership for continuing their push to give President Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as the House looks to set up a vote as early as this week on the legislation.

Hannity said House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are selling out American sovereignty, adding that the secrecy of the bill shows those two and the Obama administration don’t “care what we think.”

By just 10 votes (218-208), the house passed a six-year renewal of trade promotion authority. There will be hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of American jobs lost with TAA, included in this bill.

Read more... at the Daily Caller.

H-1B Visa program

Read here... on the H-1B Visa program. Is it all a scam? Is our government screwing the American worker?

The Department of Homeland Security says, "The H-1B Program--U.S. businesses use the H-1B visa program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require the theoretical or practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, including but not limited to: scientists, engineers, or computer programmers." 

Supposedly American corporations use these foreign workers because they can't find enough American workers.  We know this is blatantly false and believe that it is all about being able to pay foreign workers less money than a degreed American worker. Many of our college graduates can't find employment in their fields and are driving taxis or working at Starbucks just to survive while the government encourages more foreign workers in the IT field.  Before long, our students who need jobs will see the light and will not specialize in the sciences and then we WILL have an actual shortage of workers. What happens then when our citizens are no longer educated or qualified in these engineering jobs?

Below is Obama's answer to a woman whose husband is a tech engineer who has not been able to find a job in three years.


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WHEREAS, the City desires to submit an application for funding assistance in the amount of $25,000 under the Fiscal Year 2017 Small Matching Preservation Grant Program to procure the services of a consultant to conduct a  survey of the City’s historic and cultural resources; and  WHEREAS, the proposed projects serve a valid public purpose.

The Resolution authorizes the submission of a $25,000 grant application for cultural resources management consulting services to develop design guidelines for an historic preservation program and another $25,000 grant application for a consultant to conduct a survey of the City’s historical resources.
That's what the city likes to lay on us...consultant after consultant.  In this case they are attempting to use other people's money to hire one and

we have to spend a matching amount 
or in this case,

Do you remember the time that these people were staunchly against any and all studies?  It's sort of astounding that the city doesn't know, after 100 years, what is or what is not "historical." And it's also amazing they don't know what is or is not a priority. This is the stuff that makes your head spin.

Whatever happened to the POTHOLE emergency?  Also, you have employees who have had no raises in six years and departments under-staffed while those at the top reap the rewards...what about our hard-working staff?

The entire commission voted FOR this, passing on Consent 5/0.

Stop the Hate - Message to Wes and Mark

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An Open Letter to Wes Blackman and Mark Parrilla:

Stop the hate!

With the tragedy that unfolded last night in South Carolina, I could not help but think of how Dylann Roof’s heart became so full of hate. Perhaps he had people around him who only spoke hate to him. When hate fills a heart, words become toxic and they have the ability to contaminate everyone around. Hateful words have within them the ability to cause the simple minded to act out.

Wes, Mark, your words are like a match and I pray that they do not ignite a tragedy in the Lake Worth you say you love so much.

Stop the hate.
Pastor Mike Olive
UPDATE: Mark Parrilla's reply: Mark Anthony Parrilla 8 hrs · This is an email we received from the self proclaimed Pastor and owner of Common Grounds Coffee Shop and make shift church. Wes and I have been compared to a psycho racist killer. That is and all new low! I guess his maligning our city on national TV wasn't enough, he now wants to go after people who care and do so much for the progress of our city. There is no hate, I have initiated a boycott of his coffee shop after he lied about one of our code inspector's that works very hard to clean up our city. It is growing I now have 26 Lake Worth residents who have pledged to boycott his business.