Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sunset 4-30-16

Great Give-Away

3rd Annual Great Give
Palm Beach & Martin Counties

Mark your calendar – one week from today is one of the most important days for charity, philanthropy and non-profits in Lake Worth & the surrounding area.  It is the 3rd Annual Great Give of Palm Beach & Martin Counties.  The fundraising event will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd from midnight to midnight.   Last year’s event raised more than $68 million nationally and $3.1 million locally, with our area ranking 7th in the Nation.

Great Give

Church Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale
Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church
6th Avenue South and Sunset
Until 1pm today!

Desks, furniture, electronics, name it; it's there.

Living Right - Lake Worth

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I was appalled when the city ended its code on residential paint colors thinking the city would become a nightmare or more garrish. It takes awhile for some of us traditionalists.  I have to credit my new found attitude to all this artistic influence in Lake Worth.  I think this house is cool.  There is another being painted directly next door. One or two sprinkled here and there aren't too bad. What do you think?

After the Sunset 4-29-16

I got a call last night from Laurel--"Lynn, where are you? The sky is amazing." I had just left the lake thinking there was going to be no color. Boy, was I wrong. This was taken at 7:43pm.

Let's take our country back and close our borders!

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Tonight's Sky

and a short while later...

Florida Poll on Dump Trump

Apple to analyze Teen's iPhone

Target's Bathroom Policy


John Oliver on Obama's speech in Saudia Arabia

Mob Informant hired by PBSO

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From Gossip out, you bloggers.

Lantana gets new Sports Stadium

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Palm Beach Post photo by Damon Higgens

City Manager of Lake Worth, Michael Bornstein, running the bases.

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On Sanctuary Cities

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“Sanctuary policies undermine justice and the rule of law. They jeopardize public safety and have a burdensome financial toll on government. Sanctuary policies encourage further illegal immigration, undermine anti-terrorism efforts, and promote an underground economy that sabotages the tax base. They also waste much-needed public resources as they force the federal government to find and arrest deportable criminals already taken into custody by local law enforcement.”

~ Jeff Landry, Louisiana's Attorney General

Read the shocking story at WND and what the Obama government has allowed.

Thanks to Ric Bradshaw, not only is Lake Worth a Sanctuary City but the entire county of Palm Beach was named one and officially added to the list on October 15, 2015. Source: 10-8-14 DHS DDO Report. Sanctuary Cities.

Bradshaw has said that PBSO has limited its cooperation with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when it demands they detain an immigrant. Taking over 60% of the county's budget, Ric Bradshaw is up for re-election on November 8.

CS/CS/HB 675: Federal Immigration Enforcement, or the "Rule of Law Adherence Act" died in the Florida Judiciary on March 11, 2016.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sunset 4-28-16

2" Water Mains replacement - Lake Worth

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April 28, 2016

Contact:           Julie Parham, PE
Phone:             561.586.1798


As part of the six-year water infrastructure improvement program, the City of Lake Worth Water Utilities Department will be replacing the 2” water mains at the following locations:

•    17th Avenue South | From South Lakeside Drive East to Dead End
•    Alley between South “J” Street & South “K” Street | From 12th Avenue South to 11th Avenue South
•    Alley between South “M” Street & South “N” Street | From 13th Avenue South to 11th Avenue South
•    Alley between North “L” Street & North “M” St. | From 8th Avenue North to 7th Avenue North
The City has contracted with Everglades Contracting LLC for this work.

Start Date:                          May 2, 2016
Estimated Completion:  November 28, 2016
Affected Hours:                8am – 5pm

During construction some access may be limited at times.  Please refrain from parking and/or placing any personal items within the work zone or public right-of-way.  Failure to comply may result in loss or damage to items.

Questions?         Julie Parham, P.E.

Located in central Palm Beach County, Lake Worth is a dynamic, multi-cultural city with an individualistic style.  People are drawn to the city by its acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, historic districts, hip downtown and colorful arts district.

Quote of the Day - Donald J. Trump

"We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism."

~ Donald J. Trump

Said at his speech yesterday at the Center for the National Interest on his new foreign policy direction.

Read his speech


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Ask any citizen with any amount of reasonable intelligence about "corruption." They know the difference in what's right, what's wrong and what is unethical.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was convicted in two lower courts of public services fraud and faced two years in federal prison. His case went all the way to the United States Supreme court. Justices expressed concern about federal corruption laws that could criminalize what they variously called “routine” or “everyday” actions that politicians perform for campaign contributors or supporters who have provided them with gifts. Click here...

And there lies the rub. Routine political favors are commonplace, more so than ever. Every politician engages in them...a dinner, a vacation, gifts. Supreme Court Justice Breyer said that the word "influence" was too broad. The Court had a problem with interpreting the word.

Politicians should know that ingratiation and access is corrupt. Common sense should apply. Perhaps today Mary McCarty would not be charged for honest services fraud--free resort stays from a company she helped win a contract to build a convention center hotel. Even if the Supreme Court is having trouble with "ethics," we the people can well understand it. Frankly, we are sick of it.

Ted Cruz Flat Tax

Why should we discriminate against income levels?  Why are the liberals, especially Bernie, always wanting to take from the billionaires and give to those who aren't even working. I agree with Bernie when he says, "Stop corporations from shifting profits and jobs overseas to avoid paying taxes. I will tax Wall St. speculators who caused millions their jobs, homes, and life savings."

Ted Cruz's plan would tax corporations at 16% and stop all the loopholes.

Wouldn't everyone, regardless of income, paying the same rate, be the fairest solution?  The individual would pay 10%.
  • A family of four will pay no taxes on their first $36,000 of income.
  • The plan exempts a large amount of initial income for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with a $10,000 standard deduction and $4,000 personal exemption. It also keeps the Child Tax Credit and expands and modernizes the Earned Income Tax Credit with greater anti-fraud and pro-marriage reforms.
  • The plan keeps the charitable giving deduction and features a home mortgage interest deduction, capped at principal value of $500,000.
The guy who chooses to surf all day instead of getting a job pays nothing but still can get Medicaid, etc. Not fair you say?  Probably not, but what is unfair is taxing the wealthy more than their fair share and trying to take it all.  Bernie says that's fair!

We have reckless, out of control spending in this country. With the debt at over $19 trillion dollars.  That is insane! I want to see the next president do something about that.

The Ted Cruz Simple Flat Tax will:
  • Boost Gross Domestic Product by 13.9 percent above what is currently projected.
  • Increase wages by 12.2 percent.
  • Create 4,861,000 additional jobs.

Sunrise 4-28-16

Sorry about all the utility wires but the sky was really pretty this morning.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sunset 4-27-16

Ballotpedia lists Florida Lobbyists

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Florida Lobbyists:

The following is a list of lobbyists in Florida on Ballotpedia:
  1. Suwannee River League of Cities
  2. Ronald L. Book P.A. Blast from the Past
  3. Ridge League of Cities
  4. Palm Beach County League of Cities Scott Maxwell and Andy Amoroso are big wigs there.
  5. Northwest Florida League of Cities
  6. Northeast Florida League of Cities
  7. Holland & Knight
  8. Heffley & Associates
  9. H. Lee Moffitt
  10. Florida School Services
  11. Florida School Finance Officers Association, Inc.
  12. Florida School Boards Association
  13. Florida School Board Attorneys Association
  14. Florida League of Cities
  15. Florida Hospital Association
  16. Florida Education Association
  17. Florida Community Association Managers Alliance
  18. Florida Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers
  19. Florida Association of the Deaf
  20. Florida Association of Special Districts
  21. Florida Association of School Personnel Administrators
  22. Florida Association of School Administrators
  23. Florida Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials
  24. Florida Association of District School Superintendents
  25. Florida Association of Community Colleges
  26. Emergent Design and Development
  27. Capital City Consulting
  28. Broward League of Cities
  29. Becker & Poliakoff
  30. BH & Associates
  31. Alachua County League of Cities
  32. Akerman LLP
  33. Florida Chamber of Commerce
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Homeless man breaks into Lakeside Point Gardens Clubhouse

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BURGLARY - BUSINESS--16068972--2100 BLOCK SUNSET AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--4/26/2016 7:10:00 AM

This was a homeless man who broke into the shed that is in back of the clubhouse, got a crowbar and used it on the lock at the kitchen door located in the rear of the building. He even had food in the refrigerator.   It is amazing that there was not more damage. He was discovered and arrested.  Last month, we had a break-in and a huge TV was stolen. Now, at least, there are security cameras, flood lights and new locks.

Cain's Barber Shop Lake Worth

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Cain’s Barbershop for more than 50 years, Malcolm Cain could be out of business soon. The building where he has his business has been sold.

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Singing Boston Bulldog

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Saw this on Facebook and thought of Maurice, Jack and Milton.

John Kasich - Says he is the only one to beat Hillary!

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Donald Trump is so far ahead of Cruz and Kasich, it isn't funny. But Kasich is still there, now with his Super PAC that produced an ad to convince delegates that he is the only one who can beat Hillary Clinton--

As Nice Deb said, "Just when you think his campaign can not get any more gets even more delusional."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunset 4-26-16

John Prince Park- The Facts

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And to think that our Palm Beach County Commission wants to hand over--for free--100 acres to the Atlanta Braves to bulldoze, build a stadium for $110 million that we will have to greatly subsidize and allow them to devastate our public park. Shocking. And even more shocking is that our Trio Lake worth commission of Maxwell, Triolo and Amoroso approve.

Voters switching Parties to vote for Trump

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And this was my situation--changing Party affiliation after 40 years!! It took quite awhile for me to officially make the switch.  I couldn't stand that Reverend Wright and got flat turned off to Obama early on in 2008.  The direct cause for switching Parties?  Obama and Hillary.

(Duluth News Tribune) – A retired middle school principal was so moved by Donald Trump that he switched his Democratic Party registration so he can vote for him in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary.

So did the daughter of a steelworker, who twice voted for President Barack Obama but says she is “over” the Democrats’ political correctness.

And a husband-wife team of Trump volunteers — she’s a laid-off airport worker, he’s a laid-off truck driver — were Democrats for 30 years, until recently.

“We always voted Democrat,” said Laurie McGinnis, as her husband Ricky hung a Trump banner outside their South Greensburg home. “But not any more.”


20 Illegals caught off Lake Worth coast

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John Prince Park serves Residents, not multi-millionaires

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Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
April 26, 2016

Park serves residents, not multi-millionaires

John Prince Park is a place for residents to enjoy — not for multimillionaire ballplayers and their owners to take over for a few weeks a year so they can further line their pockets with money at the expense of local citizens, who, through taxes, for years paid for its upkeep for the enjoyment of county residents.

I came by John Prince one Sunday afternoon, and the park was hopping. Ballplayers of all sorts, picnickers, bike riders, joggers, walkers, sunbathers, boaters — a multitude of citizens enjoying the great outdoors on a beautiful day.

Now the county commissioners are proposing to take that away from supporters and give it over to those with money who want to make more money. Think of the citizens who use this venue year-round, not of the multimillionaires who want us to sacrifice this area, for a few weeks of the year, to fatten their bank accounts and get a family vacation.

We need to retain this beautiful open space park for our citizens.


Secret Plan to bring 10x the number of Refugees to America

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It seems like there's no end to the flood of mostly Muslim refugees coming to the U.S. Just look at the latest abomination from the geniuses who run the group you probably hate even more than Congress.

Read more... at WND.

Donald Trump is right. You can't vet them thoroughly and the vetting process is down from 18 months to 3 months. Look at all the trouble in Germany--killing, rapes, robbery, etc., and Obama says Merkle is on the right side of history.

The first job of the president is to keep its citizens safe. I'm with Trump--Give them a safe sanctuary within Syria and keep them out of the United States.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunset 4-25-16

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And it's about crime in LW

TA agreed with City of Lake Worth on Pension

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As I was unable to attend today's meeting between the Union employee negotiating committee for the PMSA and PEU union contracts and City staff, I just received the following results:

1.  Tentative Agreement reached
2.  Pension is a separate agreement from raise
3.  4% raise is retroactive from October 1, 2015.

I am rather confident that our city attorney, Glen Torcivia, had a lot to do with moving this issue forward to an acceptable agreement with the employees. This team of employees was very impressive as was employee Nicholas Petrino who stood up, was steadfast, and convinced the city.

Bryant Park - 5k Race for Women


April 20, 2016
Contact: Iva Grady
Phone: 561.312.2027

7:00 AM – 9:00AM

Road closures: 1st Ave. S., Ocean Breeze, 5th Ave. S., S. Palmway, 18th Ave. S., and S. Lakeside Dr.

Parking restrictions: Most runners will park in Bryant Park, and north of the park. Parking for boat trailers will be closed until 10:00 am.

Amplified sound: There will be a DJ at the bandshell with amplified music from 7:00 —10:00 am.

Please visit for more information or to register for the race.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Iva Grady at or 561-312-2027.

UPDATE: There will not be amplified music at the Women for Women Event on May 07. A DJ will be making announcements at a suitable volume. Chiquita Brown

Dollars for Scholars Lake Worth

Thursday night, May 5th, is the date so mark your calendar for the 17th year for Dollars for Scholars.

A total of $67,000 in scholarships will be given to the Class of 2016 in a ceremony in the school auditorium. This brings the grand total to $970,000 since their first year, 1999, when they awarded $10,000. This fund was set up by former graduates and Dave Cantley, past principal at Lake Worth, who have a deep love and commitment to Lake Worth High and education.

Forty students will receive $53,500 from the general Dollars for Scholars account, five students will receive a total of $10,000 from the Grunow Memorial Scholarship Fund named for Barry Grunow, the Lake Worth Middle School teacher who was murdered in his classroom on the last day of school in 2000.

This year, for the first time, two vocational scholarships will be awarded for a total of $3,500. Dollars of Scholars hopes to encourage more vocational applicants in future years. Our parent organization, The Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation, pays all our overhead expenses. This ensures that every dollar donated to or raised by Dollars for Scholars goes toward a scholarship for a financially needy student.

Crime in our Neighborhood

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One block from where I live

BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--16068242--500 BLOCK VIRGINIA DR--Palm Beach County Sheriff--4/24/2016 10:50:00 AM

Shelley and Palm Tran

The Federal Transit Administration is keeping an eye on Palm Tran Connection. They give the county $14 mil a year.

"County Commissioner Shelley Vana, who’s been an outspoken critic of both Palm Tran and Palm Tran Connection, said Tuesday that Palm Tran Connection’s director, Ron Jones, probably needs to be dismissed or at least reassigned."

Maybe she's got this one right but she sure doesn't have Atlanta Braves and John Prince Park right.

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Letters to the Editor - County's Priorities not the same as Braves

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Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
April 25, 2016

County’s priorities not same as Braves’

I was reading the April 9 Local section, and two stories caught my eye: one concerning the proposed sales tax (“Gardens officials vote to oppose hike in sales tax”) and the other on building another spring training stadium for baseball (“Braves want county’s largest park”).

Where it got interesting were the numbers. Using the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches as a template, let’s take a look: $113 million from the state bed tax, $50 million from the state (for a $144 million complex, by the way). One of the principals involved estimates 144,000 fans attending over the course of a year.

So we are spending $163 million in state money for 144,000 to watch spring training baseball. I’m sure “jobs creation” would be the rebuttal here, but some will be temporary workers … you know, spring training.

We have a lot more than 144,000 people involved in the school system and using infrastructure in Palm Beach County. So before you ask for more tax money to fix these problems, I suggest people in government start drawing the right priorities.

I’m sure the money is earmarked for certain items. However, like the Atlanta Braves lobbyist said concerning the stadium: It might be time to get “very creative” with our tax dollars, as far as how we’re spending them.


Quote of the Day - Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

"It's inconsistent, perverse and yes, hypocritical to tell the EU to give up its sovereignty when the US would do no such thing."

~ Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Stated after Barack Obama's London trip to encourage Brits to stay in the EU.

For Outers, leaving the EU will allow Britain to re-establish itself as a truly independent nation with connections to the rest of the world. To Inners, Brexit would result in the country giving up its influence in Europe, turning back the clock and retreating from the global power networks of the 21st century. Source:  Daily Mail

Pros and Cons of leaving the EU.

Sunrise 4-25-16

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunset 4-24-16

The Selling off of America

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OMG, for a second I thought the writer was talking about John Prince Park.

A massive land grab is in the works. State governments and industry are fighting for control of our public lands, and hundreds of millions of acres of critically important wildlife habitat could be at stake.

Special interest lobbyists are pushing elected officials to transfer our national public lands to the states, which could turn around and auction them off to the highest bidder for profit. This radical notion could soon become reality. Multiple bills in Congress would cede ownership or management of federal lands to Western states.

Tell your members of Congress: Hands off my lands!

Transferring public lands to states would jeopardize essential wildlife habitat and the species that live there. It could shut you out from the places where you love to hike, camp and enjoy wildlife.

Ultimately, these efforts sell out the American people by giving away our most cherished wildlife refuges, forests and other public lands for the short-term profits of a few drillers, miners, developers and other special interests.

Help keep public lands in public hands!

Open Message to Hillary from anonymous

As much as I can agree with the message, Anonymous is a "terrorist" group.

Lake Worth Bridge at night

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This photo of Lake Worth Bridge is courtesy of TripAdvisor

John Prince is OUR Central Park

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Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
April 24, 2016

John Prince is our Central Park

So you want to take over our lovely green space that is free to all to enjoy year-round and turn it into a place where only those who can afford an expensive ticket can go (“Baseball battle over John Prince Park,” April 11). Go for a few times a year to see a ball game. Have you really thought about it?

The Atlanta Braves can afford to go other places; they have options. How many green spaces are left open for the public? You want to take away the west fields that are filled with soccer teams on the weekends. A lot of young “want to be” soccer stars are out there.

Don’t say that people can go somewhere else to play. There is nowhere else; you built and paved over it, remember?

Those of us who live here understand how New Yorkers feel about Central Park. John Prince Park is our Florida version of the same.


She is proud of her Mom standing up to the NRA

"While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world."

Religious disrespect at Rutgers

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"Write "Trump 2016" in chalk on a university sidewalk, and administrators will launch a hate-crime investigation to track you down.

Disagree with the violent fantasies of the Black Lives Matter movement, and you'll be labeled a racist and possibly drummed off campus.

Defend traditional marriage or gender-specific bathrooms, and everything you do thereafter will be classified as an actionable microaggression.

But deeply offend Christians by portraying Jesus in this offensive manner, and it's art."

Read about Rutgers University at WND... College campuses today are taught by left-wing radicals, socialists, atheists and communists.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sunset 4-23-16

After the sunset

Developers, Sports teams rule this area

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Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
April 23, 2016

Developers, Sports teams rule this area

My opinion is this about local governments in South Florida:  "For the developer, by the developer, of the developer and, now, multimillionaire sports-team owners."

And the citizens be damned and ignored.


The Package is Cancelled - "No Men left in Washington"

Read about it... and the missed opportunities to get Osama bin Laden.

Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations may be threatened by a possible indictment over her email server, the loss of American lives in Benghazi and other scandals. But the Clintons still wield enough power to suppress a movie that reflects poorly on her husband’s administration 10 years after the only time it was allowed to be seen.

Difference in Liberals and Conservatives

Don't destroy nature for baseball

Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
April 21, 2016

Hang on to last vestige of nature

The writer of the April 13 letter, “Keep John Prince a park at all costs,” was right on target. No one could be more of a baseball fan than I am, as my wife and I used to attend over 100 games a year at the old Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach and at the stadium in Jupiter (both minor league and spring training games).

Why do we need five baseball teams in a 25-mile radius? Especially with the expense of destroying nature that took years of evolving. I still attend baseball games in Jupiter, just not as many. Let’s keep the little bit of nature here that still exists.


War with Terrorists

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tonight's Sky 4-22-16

Obama - Federalization of local police departments

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Announced today, 53 police departments around the country have signed on so far to the White House-pressed Police Data Initiative, a plan by President Obama to make crime-fighting more technology-driven and accountable to higher-ups, but that is seen by critics as a not-so-subtle federal takeover of community policing.

Read more... at WND.

View the cities. In Florida: Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando

Defenders of Wildlife - Gray Wolves

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Sarah Palin called it an "extreme fringe" group. They had taken a stand against the aerial killing of wolves in Alaska. It is a non-profit group that was listed as one of the best wildlife charities in the United States by Reader's Digest. The Defenders of Wildlife sent me the following:

One of the worst pieces of anti-wildlife legislation in decades could head to the White House for signature unless we can stop it in the Senate.

S. 659, also known as the "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2016," is making steady progress in the Senate. The House of Representatives has already passed a terrible version of this bill, loaded with destructive provisions that threaten wildlife and their habitats.

If this legislation becomes law, wolves, bears and other iconic wildlife you love will die.

Urgent: Tell your senators to oppose S. 659 with its harmful provisions!

This bill would:
  1. Strip gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes Region of all federal Endangered Species Act protections
  2. Open the way for targeted killing of wolves, bears and other large carnivores in national wildlife refuges across Alaska
  3. Gut Clean Water Act safeguards that protect our streams, rivers and lakes from toxic pesticide pollution, putting wildlife and local communities at risk.

You and I must put a stop to these destructive legislative proposals. Tell your senators to take a stand for wildlife by opposing S. 659!

Earth Justice on the Gray Wolf.

Commissioner Ryan Maier

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Talking about the hostility shown towards him as a commissioner in the minority, not just politically, but on a personal and business level. "If you have an opinion; have it, love it, support it and if you have a different opinion, support different opinions," said Commissioner Maier.  He assured the folks that in spite of the attacks, he's not going anywhere.

Mark Easton wondered if Maier was leaving the dais early? He didn't listen to what Commissioner Maier said and that is a big part of the problem that we experience on a daily basis in this city.  The majority just wants to listen to itself.  Commissioner Maier was being his normal, caring and classy self. Time for that bird and the Trio to take a lesson or two.

A Wes Blackman public video

Gangsta Rap

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None of the above ever fail to bring only one side of the argument--ever! In fact, discussion or a different view is's the same old rap, the same old tune. McVoy and Maier can express an intelligent thought and it is rebuked, criticized, screamed at by Maxwell with eyes rolling, his glare or vote.  Never has there been a more unpleasant and rude bunch of people.

On Tuesday, we only had four commissioners in attendance--the mayor had another engagement. Now our local "news" editor is ticked off because Tuesday night, because his buddies on the commission did not pass the Land Development Regulations on the Second Reading and his Editorial stated that this is "dangerous" and that elected officials "often don't care what the cost is to the taxpayer or this municipality." McVoy and Maier are the only elected officials who DO care.

This all started with the upzoning of the Gulfstream Hotel when this majority commission went against the vote of the people by IGNORING it. This majority approved of Hudson Holdings building 20 feet higher than the Charter Amendment allows and changing a residential zoning to commercial all for a developer. Because of that arrogance, we are now in a law suit. So I ask you, who is making decisions that have cost the taxpayer of Lake Worth? Do you really want to compare a $200 advertisement in the Lake Worth Herald to a law suit that usually gets dragged out by Lake Worth.

On April 5, 2016, the First Reading of Ordinance 2016-13 passed on a 3/1 vote with McVoy dissenting.  Maier was absent.  Commissioner McVoy asked that it come back as a Workshop for discussion.  This Trio already had all the answers they needed regarding all the various changes in our LDR's. Commissioner McVoy's request was denied and totally ignored and this overbearing attitude from Maxwell and the rest of the Trio cost them this time--another public notice must be advertised and meeting set.

Our local editor says that it is "political games like this that chip away at taxpayer money and breed animosity in the community."  You bet that political games breed contempt and there is plenty in this community even if the election results don't reflect it.

So you tell me, why would Commissioners McVoy and Maier vote on something that they believe is not in the best interest of the city especially when 56% of the voters said they wanted 45 feet in the area of the Gulfstream Hotel?  Why would they vote on something that they feel shouldn't be rushed through but requires more discussion and explanation of the proposed changes to our Land Development Regulations? Isn't that their job to represent the people?

House fire on South K St, Lake Worth

Palm Beach County firefighters say a person and family pet were rescued from a house fire at 410 South K Street this morning.

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Earth Day and John Prince Park

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And what better piece of earth needing protection
John Prince Park

Today is Earth Day, a day designated for fostering appreciation of the earth's environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it.

We have a huge issue right here in our own back yard. The Palm Beach County Commission, along with Lake Worth commissioners Scott Maxwell, Pam Triolo and Andy Amoroso, all who want to give 100 acres of public land in one of Palm Beach County's most beautiful parks to a billion dollar baseball team for private enterprise.

If you have not yet done so, please go to John Prince Park Preservation Facebook page and become a supporter to save and preserve our park.

Glay Glass Exhibit - Flowers

15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Earthjustice- How to Love our Food

How to Love Our Food
A Conversation About Making Healthy Choices for Us and Our Planet

7:00-8:00 PM Eastern Time / 4:00-5:00 PM Pacific Time

Please join Earthjustice this evening at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT for a dynamic conversation about the food we eat, how it gets to our plates, and what we can do to make our food production healthier for ourselves and for the planet.

You’ll hear from:
  • Peter Lehner, Senior Attorney for the Sustainable Food and Agriculture program at Earthjustice
  • Mark Bittman, former New York Times columnist
  • Marcia DeLonge, an Agroecologist in the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists
The discussion will be moderated by Emmy award-winning journalist and host of The Takeaway, John Hockenberry.

 Tune in today, April 21 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT, to the Earthjustice YouTube channel:

Gun Ownership in the United States

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J Street being closed off AGAIN! This time for Collie Buddz

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April 20, 2016
Contact: Matt Krug
Phone: 561.667.2119

WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 06, 2016
6:00 PM – 12:00PM

Propaganda will be closing off J St. from Lake Ave. to the South side of the alleyway for a J St. Block Party featuring Collie Budz. In a continued effort to decrease the effect of noise our occasional events have on our neighbors, once again the Stage will be moved to Lake Ave and should have a dramatic effect of amplification of bass. The barricades will be erected at 12:00 AM Friday morning and will be removed approximately 8:00 AM Saturday morning. Foot traffic will be allowed on J St. until 5pm, an hour before the start of the event, and then all traffic will be blocked until the duration of the event. Please ensure all vehicles are parked south of Bamboo Room prior to this time. As J St. is a one way street, and southbound traffic will be blocked by the event, you will still have access to your residences and parking from 1st Avenue South.


Details from the Leisure Services Director for all of you who are wondering why Propaganda can continually close down our city long as he does the following, he "owns" our street and can close all of this much needed public parking:
  • No restrictions on number permits allowed to be pulled for use of ROW
  • Event Permits and ROW permits vary depending on costs associated with each event
  • Insurance is required
  • The event organizers are responsible for clean up and provide a refundable damage deposit as well

Burglary in ROLO

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BURGLARY - RESIDENCE--16066776--2200 BLOCK COLLIER AVE--Palm Beach County Sheriff--4/20/2016 5:51:00 PM

County is already overbuilt; no ballpark

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Letters to the Editor
Palm Beach Post
April 21, 2016

County is already overbuilt; no ballpark

I’m addressing the April 10 letters — “Braves baseball, proposed sales tax are separate issues” and “John Prince Park no place for ballfield.” First, kudos to the first writer, County Commissioner Hal Valeche, for opposing yet more ludicrous and unnecessary taxation.

Instead, I propose a 75 percent to 100 percent tax on all “influence-purchasing incentives” given to government officials, a 200 percent environmental impact on all building permits, and a minimum 50 percent tax on every sale made by builders. Put the burden where it belongs if this orgy of overbuilding is to continue.

Mr. Valeche, please do not support the ballpark-in-the-park idea. As for the ballpark, there was a more than sufficient and historic ballpark that was destroyed, replaced by a Home Depot. Move the Home Depot and put the ballpark back where it belongs, not in our park system.

Alternate solution: If Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo is so eager to bring that monstrosity to Lake Worth, it should be placed in her front yard. Let her suffer the consequences of increased noise, crime, police costs, garbage collection and traffic gridlock — not us.