Monday, July 31, 2017

Tonight's Sky 7-31-17

Doll and Swing at Lion Country Safari

Something happy for the day!

This video was from three years ago and at that time Linda Koebner helped two laboratory chimps transition from a life behind bars back to having a normal and happy life at Lion Country Safari. She hadn't seen them in 18 years.

Scaramucci out??

BREAKING NEWS:

You have to be kidding me.

 Read about it...

Voting Machines Hacked


Read about it... and how easy it was to hack our voter machines. "U.S. voting machines were breached in just over an hour Friday, as hackers at a conference in Las Vegas were instructed to hack and to break in to the machines meant to safeguard American voter information."

What the heck is Kim Jong-un doing?

Can anyone figure out this guy? Is there any world leader who matches this sicko?

VIDEO: With war imminent, how long will North Korea last in an armed conflict with the US? Three days, max, say defense experts.


Read about it...

Severe weather Palm Beach County


Lake Osborne Waterworks - $1,000,000.00

One way to get rid of a lawsuit--just buy the plaintiff's assets in the area of dispute. And ever since the bond was voted in by the residents of Lake Worth and the penny sales tax was approved by the voters, the city government is having a field day. But as our city attorney has said, lawsuits are always 50/50. So, if that is the case, why aren't they settled sooner?

A little over two years ago, the City Manager entered into an agreement not to exceed $25,000 with Manson Bolves Donaldson PA (“Firm”) to defend the City against a lawsuit filed by Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc. (“Plaintiff”). The claim relates to the City’s provision of potable water to Plaintiff (formerly known as Lake Osborne Utilities Company and once known as Aqua Utilities), a regulated utility company under Florida law. Legal fees must be escalating now by all the lawyers involved, thus this proposal that is on the consent Agenda.

Lake Osborne Waterworks, a company that buys water from Lake Worth and distributes it through their pipes, sells it to Lake Osborne Estates.  The single family residences in Lake Osborne Estates are charged as if they are multi-users and the rates they pay are astronomical. The company reached a settlement with Lake Worth on June 1, 2017 and the city is just now telling us about it with NO discussion.

TITLE: Resolution 42-2017 extending the City’s water utility system and providing the proposed service area to be included in anticipation of the purchase of the Lake Osborne Waterworks.

The City's SUMMARY:

The Resolution will extend the City’s water utility system and provide for the purchase of this utility as part of a litigation settlement at a later date.

BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION: In 2014, Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc., a private utility provider serving 466 homes in unincorporated Palm Beach County, initiated litigation against the City of Lake Worth contesting the rate that the City charged Lake Osborne Waterworks for water service. After attending several mediation sessions, the parties have conditionally agreed to terms for the purchase of the utility by the City, subject to Commission approval. The parties have prepared and seek approval to enter into purchase and sale agreement between Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc. and the City of Lake Worth for the purchase of the utility.

This transaction has been negotiated and reviewed by the City’s water utility department including Director Brian Shields and former director Larry Johnson, as well as outside counsel, Brian Bolves, outside consultant Andrew Burnham and City Attorneys Glen J. Torcivia and Carolyn Ansay. The agreement provides that the City will pay one million dollars and acquire the water system owned and operated by Lake Osborne Waterworks, Inc. on or about October 1, 2017. It is anticipated that the Purchase and Sale Agreement will be set for a public hearing on the Commission’s September 19, 2017 agenda.

Procedurally, prior to considering the Purchase and Sale Agreement, the City must comply with the statutory process to extend the City’s water utility system and service area. The attached Resolution sets forth the proposed service area and provides the public with an opportunity to file written objections prior to the Commission’s August 15, 2017 meeting and provides for a public hearing on that date if any objections

Early Morn 7-31-17

An Axe to Grind?

"How do you delay the construction of the border wall if you are opposed to President Donald Trump’s policies?

It turns out to be very easy for the losing bidder, the Texas-based Penna Group company. CEO Michael Evangelista-Ysasaga is protesting a contract award and this forces the Government Accounting Office to do a review. What is the CEO’s stated goal. You have to read it to believe it."

Read about it... and the loser CEO who is opposed to the wall. He has family in the United States that are here illegally but says he is for border security.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tonight's Sky 7-30-17

Thought of the Day from Jim Carrey

Quote of the Day - Marco Rubio

“I applaud President Trump’s nomination of Governor Sam Brownback for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

With ancient religious communities such as Christians and Yezidis on the verge of extinction in Iraq and Syria after the Islamic State’s campaign of genocide, and with authoritarian regimes attempting to crush dissent by harassing and imprisoning people of faith, filling this State Department post with a qualified, committed individual has never been more urgent.

Governor Brownback brings years of experience and stature at a critical time when religious freedom is under assault globally. Promoting religious freedom must be a foreign policy priority—it is not only a moral imperative but it is directly tied to our national security. I look forward to working with Governor Brownback on these important issues.”

~ Senator Marco Rubio

Highwaymen Exhibit


Art Link International is presenting original works of the Highwayman and featuring one of the original Highwaymen, 72 year old Al Black, and Kelvin Hair, a 2nd generation Highwaymen.

See vintage paintings from the 1950's through the 1970's  as well as new art.

Today is the last day of this exhibit that is being held at the

Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Center
500 N. Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth, FL  33460
Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Mary Alice Firestone

Back in the days when Palm Beach High School was the best school around, (where Dreyfoos School of the Arts is now located) and I was in elementary school there, Mary Alice Sullivan and Burt Reynolds were a couple, the most popular on campus.

The obituary of Mary Alice Sullivan Firestone was in today's paper.

Read her obituary

Brian Mast - A week in review


"This week we took decisive action that will make our community safer, healthier and stronger. We passed bills this week to clean up our water, help veterans, strengthen our national defense and improve care for seniors."

God's Day Timer


Voter Fraud in 2016

Was there election fraud in 2016?

"According to the statistics and data in the report by the Government Accountability Institute, it is as plain as a hanging chad. Would you believe that with only 21 States to use for comparison, there are thousands of provable duplicate votes? The extrapolated numbers for all fifty States is quite astounding. This makes the work by the President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity so very important. "

Read about it... and see for yourself about fraudulent votes in 2016.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tonight's Sky 7-29-17

More Trump Good News


Trump's Chess Game


President Trump could be playing 4-D chess while the mainstream media is playing checkers.

That’s what Fox News’ Dana Perino suggested when she laid out a brilliant plan that Trump may have been working on for weeks that ultimately led to the ouster of Reince Priebus.

Read about what Dana Perino thinks...

ISIS - Watch for Drones

"Note to ISIS: Always check overhead for drone activity BEFORE filming a Muslim propaganda video in the open.

Watch as Jihadi Jim extolls the virtues of Islam and the righteousness of ISIS while…. “DUCK!” BOOM!


Seventy-two virgins coming right up, courtesy of the United States Air Force.
I’m just guessing, but I don’t think this film is going to bring in many ISIS recruits." {powderedwigsociety]

Armed robbery in downtown Lake Worth

Person of interest--600 block of Lake Avenue near L Street

Te Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office wants to question the man in the photo in connection with an armed robbery in downtown Lake Worth on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS (8477).

Pentagon withdraws money to Afghanistan

Secretary of Defense James Mattis told Congress this week that Pakistan will not receive some $50 million in outstanding military reimbursements from the 2016 fiscal year because the Pakistani government has not done enough to fight the Taliban and its allies, such as the Haqqani network.

Read about it...

Kim Jong un - Part of the Axis of Evil playing the wrong game

N. Korea provokes again, firing another ICBM, possibly within 200 miles of Japan’s coast. Japanese official: “Absolutely cannot tolerate” this.



This reflects the lack of American policy to deal with reality of North Korea over the last several decades. We have failed to stop them. Our military option must now be looked at as North Korea's missiles are getting closer. Something could go wrong with this nut case in charge of North Korea. Are we waiting for Kim to bomb San Diego?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tonight's Sky 7-28-17

Fundraiser for Maxime Ducoste tonight at the Cultural Plaza

CITY OF LAKE WORTH
7 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
LAKE WORTH, FL 33460
LAKEWORTH.ORG

July 28, 2017

Contact:           Ben Kerr, Communications Specialist
Phone:             561.586.1631
Email:              bkerr@lakeworth.org
 
Following the July 20  passing of Maxime Ducoste, City of Lake Worth’s Assistant Director for Planning and Preservation, tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 there will be a lemonade stand fundraiser for Maxime’s family  at the Cultural Plaza in downtown Lake Worth for those not attending the visitation. This has been an effort of Lake Worth Board member families, mainly the HRPB, P&Z and Rec Board families.

Thank you.

Reince out; General John Kelly in


President Donald Trump has selected John Kelly as his new White House chief of staff,


replacing Reince Priebus. “I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American….” Trump tweeted.

Read about it...

Three RINO's moved America closer to socialized medicine


In the early hours of the morning, three Republican Senators -- John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) -- voted with the Democrats and undermined efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. This failed vote means that the current push to repeal Obamacare is stalled until the Senate figures out their next steps.

After seven years of empty promises, the Senate has shown a complete and utter inability to govern.
All across America families are stuck in a failing health care law, trapped between narrowing choices and skyrocketing premiums. As Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last night, throwing more taxpayer money at insurance companies will not fix this failed law.

As Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last night, throwing more taxpayer money at insurance companies will not fix this failed law. It’s our continued responsibility to hold all congressional Republicans accountable for that promise. Conservatives must stand firm against ANY bailouts of ObamacareCall your Senators today and demand that they stick to their promise by working to repeal and replace Obamacare, not bail it out.

Conservatives should be extremely proud of the work we have done over the past seven years to keep Obamacare front and center in the political debate. The fight is not over yet.

Liberals view last night as a major victory -- moving America one step closer to a single-payer system. Now it is conservatives’ job to make sure that never happens.

Thank you for all you have done these past seven years to fight against Obamacare. That fight continues, and I look forward to standing in the trenches with you.

-Mike
Heritage Action for America

Charlie Gard



A product of socialized medicine.

R.I.P.

The state decided to end his life.

Quote of the Day - Allen West on Trump's decision on transgenders in Military

"When a recruit seeks to come into the military and has flat feet — well, should the taxpayer correct that? What mental conditions are acceptable, which are not, and who makes that determination?

President Trump’s decision wasn’t mean or hateful, albeit the progressive socialist radical LGBT community will portray it so. If your 'pursuit of happiness' is that you reject the gender with which you were born, that’s an individual decision. It’s not incumbent upon others to facilitate your personal decision…certainly not pay for your personal choice. End of story, class."

~ Allen West

Another Democrat busted


The Washington Free Beacon reported that Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is under fire, this time for giving his wife nearly half a million dollars for “helping with his campaign.” There couldn’t be any special treatment responsible for such a huge influx of money going into HIS WIFE’S account, right? When are these Left-wing criminals going to learn?

Read more...

Highwaymen Exhibit this weekend


I love this art..for its beauty and untouched Florida landscape and for it's early history of the artists who made it famous.

My favorite artist is R. L.Lewis...I like his palm trees!

 Art Link International is having an exhibit of Florida Highwaymen paintings beginning today, July 28, at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Center at 500 N. Dixie Highway. Hours are 4-10 p.m., July 28; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 29; noon-5 p.m. July 30 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays Aug. 1-13.

Another A-Hole crawls out from under the woodwork

And this one is right in the President's backyard.


And it doesn't really matter if it is some guy down the street, all Democrats are trying desperately to "de-throne" Trump, trying every tactic necessary to get something, anything, to stick.

A federal judge in West Palm Beach is being asked to decide whether President Donald Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by making money from renting rooms in his hotels or other buildings to federal agencies.

In the lawsuit assigned to U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg on Wednesday, Broward County construction lawyer Patrick Goggins claims a little-known provision in the Constitution prohibits Trump from making extra money from the federal government through the real estate holdings of his far-flung Trump Organization."

Now let Patrick Goggins prove "standing."

Read more...

Morning Sky 7-28-17

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sunset 7-27-17

Lake Worth Journalist, Margaret Menge - Opinion in Lifezette

DNC Rebranding Falls Flat as Trump Keeps Edge on Jobs, Economy

Democrats ripped for clunky slogan, reboot of tired talking points designed to woo working Americans

by Margaret Menge | Updated 25 Jul 2017 at 9:48 AM

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"You're fired" or maybe not--Scaramucci a good step forward

Californians gathering signatures to Secede from the U.S.

A proposal to secede would create a path for California’s independence from the United States is one step closer now that supporters can begin gathering signatures for the 2018 ballot measure.

California became a state on September 9, 1850. Now the state has a far left liberal governor with sanctuary cities growing in leaps and bounds. Its  population is greater than that of all but 34 countries of the world.

The economy of California is large enough to be comparable to that of the largest of countries. As of 2016, the gross state product (GSP) is about $2.514 trillion, the largest in the United States. California is responsible for 13.9 percent of the United States' approximate $18.1 trillion gross domestic product (GDP) [Wikipedia]

The federal government spends some $367.8 billion a year on California. That’s an average of about $9,500 for every woman, man and child in the state but the State says they pay more to the federal government than they get back in return. [Los Angeles Times]

Read about them...

Transgenders and our Military

Trump's decision, made in counsel with his national security team and various generals,  is not to allow transgender individuals into the military. He said, "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail."

Ultra famous transgender Caitlyn Jenner is not happy with this decision nor is Tony Plakas of Lake Worth's Compass who said that it was "normalizing discrimination based on ignorance."  Others believe that the social experiment of the Obama era has crippled our nation's military.

The Kristin Beck trailer is below. She was Christian Beck, a retired U.S. Navy Seal, who did not transgender until after she was out of the military.


Lake Worth Workshop on One Penny Sales Tax Usage


Per the meeting Tuesday night, the City of Lake Worth will use their estimated $2.2 million a year for the 10 years sales tax according to the ballot language that was passed by the voters. The language encompasses many things in its "infrastructure" description: district owned school buildings, equipment; technology and security; purchase school buses, public safety vehicles and equipment; and equip,construct and repair roads, streetlights, sidewalks, parks, drainage, shoreline and wastewater infrastructure, recreational and governmental facilities.

The top priorities seemed to be roads, downtown parking garage and the beach complex. A few commissioners mentioned a parking garage at our beach. Andy Amoroso has wanted a downtown parking garage for years and the public was there to support his desire with all speaking out in favor. The Vice Mayor still did not want us to forget Boutwell Road (the Park of Commerce) as well as economic development but said to use the money on as many roads as possible and prioritize those roads that did not make the cut on the bond. Omari Hardi and the Mayor agreed.

In May, there was a workshop on our pool and Kimley Horn Engineers said that the pool,  including locker room, restrooms and pump house would be $509,100 to complete. Let's get the pool repaired now and then use the rest on the roads.

Early Morn 7-27-17

Scaramucci on warpath


CNN’s Ryan Lizza went on the air at approximately 11:40pm last night to confirm the “ambiguous tweet,” saying his sources have said Scaramucci believes Preibus leaked his financial disclosure documents...[Erick Erickson]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunset 7-26-17

Quote of the Day - Corey Stewart, Republican from Virginia

“I think Southern heritage is American heritage. Whether you were born in the South or whether you came to the South, you have an obligation to protect its history and its heritage, and it’s under attack.

You have the left, the loony left, taking down historical monuments. It’s wrong, and one of the reasons it’s wrong is, look, those monuments were placed there by a previous generation, which wanted to remind us and future generations of the horrors of war and what happened. They also wanted to remind us to give some appreciation to those who fought to defend the state. I think it’s just wrong to tear down history no matter what it is.”

~ Corey Stewart
Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and Republican Senate candidate in Virginia

Debbie's aide arrested while trying to flee the country

Debbie Wasserman Schultz IT aide Imran Awan was arrested Tuesday at Dulles International Airport on bank fraud charges while attempting to flee the country.

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Fake cop in Lake Worth gets arrested

NEVER a dull moment in Lake Worth.  This little city has it all.  We never can get enough police in our city with all the crime that our commission continues to tell us is going down...crime--dropping like a fly I guess.

Now the crime is a fake cop. Someone could write a book.

Read about it...

Pot dispensaries in Lake Worth

Last night, one of our Lake Worth residents and a big supporter of commissioner Andy Amoroso declared that she wanted our city to become a destination. This would happen if we built a parking garage in our downtown.

It may not be the garage that attracts people but rather the two medical marijuana dispensaries that will open--one at 1125 North Dixie and the other at 1 S. Dixie directly adjacent to City Hall. We will be attracting pot users to Lake Worth. Now that's a proud distinction--to be known as the "Starbucks of medical marijuana" as one dispensary owner said.

Commissioner Amoroso says, "We can't say no..if no one else is allowing them to open, where else are they going to go?" It seems other cities passed moratoriums on dispensaries and according to the article, Lake Worth did not do that and now we have to accept the pot shops.

Read the article... 2 pot producers plan shops in Lake Worth.

On March 21, the commission on a 5/0 vote and 2nd Public Hearing established a moratorium and ordinance on accepting applications, confirmation letters, business licenses, development orders and permits involving uses relating to medical marijuana.

US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

The United States Navy was forced to fire warning shots at an Iranian naval vessel encroaching on the USS Thunderbolt. The Iranian vessel was less than 150 yards away before turning back after warning shots were fired, according to the AP.



Missing Lake Worth Girls

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public assistance with locating a Missing /Possibly Endangered Teens

We are looking for Latavia and Lakissia Austin. Latavia, DOB: 9/23/2003 and Lakissia, DOB: 7/04/2005, were last seen on July 24, 2017. Both girls left their residence in the 600 block of South E Street, Lake Worth and has not been seen or heard from since. Clothing and physical characteristics are not known.

Due to their ages and unknown whereabouts PBSO considers the sisters to be Missing & Possibly Endangered Teens.

Anyone with information on Latavia and Lakissia Austin’s whereabouts is urged to contact 688-3400 or the nearest law enforcement agency.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sunset 7-25-17

Maxime Ducoste

PRESS RELEASE
FOR RELEASE UPON RECEIPT
CITY OF LAKE WORTH
7 NORTH DIXIE HIGHWAY
LAKE WORTH, FL 33460
LAKEWORTH.ORG

July 25, 2017

Contact:           Ben Kerr, Communications Specialist
Phone:             561.586.1631
Email:              bkerr@lakeworth.org

Lake Worth – Funeral Arrangements for Maxime Ducoste, Assistant Director for Planning and Preservation

Following the July 20  passing of Maxime Ducoste, City of Lake Worth’s Assistant Director for Planning and Preservation, a viewing has been arranged from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, July 28 at Quattlebaum Funeral Center at 5411 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33417.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, July 29 at St. Ann Catholic Church at 301 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.  A reception will follow in the banquet hall of St. Ann.

The Ducoste Family has set up the following trust account for voluntary donations to assist with funeral expenses and the children’s education following Maxime’s untimely passing.

The DuCoste Family Charitable Trust
c/o Megan Gary
St. Ann Catholic Church
310 South Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach,  Florida 333401

Out of respect to those grieving we ask that any further questions go to the City of Lake Worth Communications Specialist, Ben Kerr.

Trump continues to Drain the Swamp

Muslim Mafia


Waterfront Tower plan in West Palm Beach gets hearing

"Commissioner Shanon Materio and Commission President Cory Neering said they wanted city staff to explore and the commission to discuss other options to preserve the church and the waterfront...

Materio said Related’s plan amounted to “spot zoning” and she recommended another option: Have the city buy the church site for a public use other than a skyscraper, perhaps selling some of the land for a smaller development, to recoup the city’s money."

Read more... and what some West Palm Beach commissioners want to do to our skyline and waterfront all for the almighty buck.

I like Shanon Materio's option.

Refugees and the United Nations Agenda

“The United States admitted 85,000 refugees in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 – 15,000 more than in FY 2015 – and pledged to increase its refugee admissions to 110,000 in FY 2017. The United States also increased alternative pathways of admission into the United States, providing special immigrant visas to more than 11,000 people at risk from Iraq and Afghanistan in FY 2016 – an increase of over 4,000 from FY 2015.

A day before the Leaders’ Summit, the U.N. convened at the U.N. Summit for Refugees and Migrants 2016, and statements from top U.N. officials at the event revealed that “replacement migration” continues to be a top priority for their global agenda.

“Replacing populations in the West with those from the Third World is also seen by the globalists as a great way to redistribute the world’s wealth,” Hohmann (Leo Hohmann, author of a 2017 investigative book, “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad) said. “We ship many of our manufacturing jobs to the Third World and they ship us their poor masses who can take advantage of our generous welfare programs while working in the factories that have not yet been outsourced. That’s a double whammy used against the American middle class, impoverishing Americans while improving the financial lot of those in poor countries.”

Read more...at WND.

Lake Worth Workshop tonight on Penny Sales Tax


Please note that this workshop meeting is scheduled for 3 hours.

The penny sales tax was voted in by the electorate to be used for crumbling bridges, potholes, faulty school air conditioners and leaky roofs. It is estimated to generate $2.7 billion over the next decade with Lake Worth getting around $2 mil a year. The County plans on spending $31 million to build a homeless resource center in or near Lake Worth and renovate run-down motels for use as temporary housing for the homeless.

If you recall, the Trio along with city manager Michael Bornstein, wanted it to be used to bring the Atlanta Braves to John Prince Park. As that didn't work out for them, tonight we will find out where they want to spend this money. I have a good idea on what they would like to do with it. What's your guess?

Morning Sky 7-25-17

It's too bad that LW Utility lines block this great sky
and
it's too bad I'm too lazy to drive over to the beach to get the shot! 🌞