Thursday, March 23, 2017

After the rain 3-23-17

David Friedman new Ambassador to Israel

Friedman Confirmed by Senate

The Senate confirmed the nomination of David Friedman to be U.S. ambassador to Israel by a vote of 52-46 this afternoon. Two Democrats "jumped ship"--Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

The preacher man Muslim

UPDATE: Hear him in all his glory. The Washington Post mistakenly stated that Abu was the London attacker but it was another by the name of  Khalid Masood

Here's the real sick culprit.

Trump - Opinion Poll

EnVolve Opinion Polls

Herman on "Building Trust"

Tuesday night, while speaking to working for all residents,
Herman Robinson said
"Building trust is one of the keys to doing that."

Well, it wasn't a great start in the "building trust" department--

Ordinance 2017-06 was on the Agenda under Public Hearings Second Reading to designate 1019 and 1021 a mixed use Urban Planned 3 story Development of  a proposed seven (7) unit townhouse complex located on a 20,250 square foot (.46 acre) site owned by Longboat Development II, LLLP.

Charles Gusmano, principal of Longboat Development, is the very same Charles Gusmano, Founder and COO of Southern Waste Systems (Sun Recycling). Mr. Gusmano and Longboat Development have been around Lake Worth for years and give contributions to certain politicians.

Mr. Robinson should have disclosed his campaign contributions from the various companies involved with Mr. Gusmano such as Jetport LLC and Waste Management or perhaps recused himself from the vote. I'm sure being new that this was just an oversight.  Omari Hardy had recused himself on a vote involving one of his employers.

Homeless in Palm Beach County

"Central Palm Beach County saw the largest surge. West Palm Beach had the county’s largest homeless population increase at 47 percent, followed by Lake Worth with 14 percent, officials said."

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Quote of the Day - Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

"This is not the selling of lawnmowers & office supplies. This is a Schedule 1 controlled substance.”

~ Rob Bradley, FL Senator

He has proposed SB 406 that would outlaw smoking medical marijuana and would limit medical marijuana for Florida residents only.

"The proposal would also place caps on the number of marijuana dispensaries, expanding the number of businesses by five when the state has 250,000 patients, 350,000 patients, 400,000 patients and then every 100,000 thereafter. Bradley's bill would max out at 20 companies providing medical pot to patients once the registry hits 500,000." [Sunshine News]

Even in spite of Commissioner Amoroso who believes that we all should have the right to walk around smoking dope, the Lake Worth Commission voted the right way on Tuesday night when they voted 5/0 to establish a moratorium on applications, confirmation letters, business licenses, development orders and permits involving uses relating to medical marijuana.

At the moment, there are two companies (more than enough) already approved to dispense medical marijuana in our city. Although it was said that they are "grandfathered in," I don't know how this proposed law would affect them if SB 406 should pass.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sunset 3-22-17

Comey Caught

[Vox] Freshman Congresswoman Rep. Elise Stefanik caught Comey breaking the rules. Stefanik, a Harvard graduate, and at 32 years of age, the youngest member ever elected to Congress. No one was really paying close attention while she took her turn questioning FBI Director James Comey. It was only after reviewing her line of questioning that the smoking gun was discovered.

Lake Worth gets on the map for the damndest of things

"A Lake Worth woman has sued the mother of Danielle Bregoli, known as the “Cash Me Outside” girl from Boynton Beach, and accuses the 13-year-old of assaulting her in Lake Worth in February." She got pummeled by this out of control? 13 year old and one of her friends, breaking a thumb, punched in the face, etc.

Young kids shouldn't be out past 10pm unless with a parent. This incident took place around 1am.

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The Look of Love

"I am proud to death to be sitting here with these commissioners... I'm so excited about the future of our city." Scott Maxwell

Our former commissioners did not impede your direction or desires for this city. Are you saying you believe you now have a rubber stamp on it all? Heights? You will no longer have to endure a commissioner with a different view? Cementing in our Olympic pool? Spending millions on an aquatic park? Hudson Holdings still in the wings to grab it all? During the campaign, Herman Robinson mentioned interlocal partnerships on several occasions. Did he mean public/private partnerships? Are we to have another Peter Willard in the wings? Will Bornstein get all his wishes now and get rid of the "white elephant"? Will you get yours, Vice Mayor?

On a positive note, perhaps we will no longer have to endure the rolling of the eyes and all the bullying.

Car was stuck on railroad tracks at 6th Avenue South

and the woman who just left her car there holding up trains. Everyday it gets crazier in our city.

Lake Worth Commission Organizational Appointments

Organizational Appointments and Liaisons

Pam Triolo:       Metropolitan Planning Organization
Andy Amoroso: PB County League of Cities
Omari Hardy:    Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
Scott Maxwell:  Florida Municipal Power Agency
Andy Amoroso: Downtown Cultural Alliance
Andy Amoroso: Community Redevelopment Agency
Omari Hardy:     Sister City Board
H.Robinson:       NAPC

Commissioner Christopher McVoy's closing remarks

Closing Remarks, Commissioner Christopher McVoy, 2010-2017
March 21, 2017

It is not often that a scientist is granted the opportunity to participate directly in the American experiment of democracy (and not every city that gets the benefit of a scientist!)

I am honored to have been able to represent all the residents of this quirky city in South Florida that continues to attract folks from far and wide.

I am honored to have been able to serve as “voice of reason,” as a “voice of the people,” unburdened by allegiances to vested interests.

I am proud of our many accomplishments:
-    The Burton modeling and analysis applied to our budgeting
-    Our signing onto the Four County Climate Change Compact
-    Our commitments to local sourcing and apprentices on publicly funded projects
-    Our use of internationally recognized designers at our beach and at our living shoreline
-    A beautiful building at the beach
-    A state of the art RO plant
-    Beautiful greenways
-    2 Megawatts of solar panels on our landfill
-    Our installation of real time electric and water meters to help residents save money
-    And many more

But our work is not done. Here are some specifics that I hope this new Commission will address:
-    Code enforcement – spell out our priorities for all to see
-    A program to reward good landlords, shame bad ones
-    A gun violence prevention program. Consider the ShotSpotter technology
-    Balancing the care for our different parks – I still cringe at the lack of bathrooms, the lighting, the tables   and benches at Howard Park
-    Our continued reputation for expensive electricity – use the new meters and a household-by-household program to address
-    Customer service!
-    Public Safety – address long standing problem areas such as the Holiday House Hotel on Dixie Hwy, others on Federal Hwy

And here are some areas where I am confident that together you can develop visions that will lift up and inspire our city:
-    Quality of life in our neighborhoods, especially speeding, trucks and cut through traffic – develop a city wide set of goals, approaches and a plan. Work hard to involve residents – make it a community effort
-    Environmental, especially energy. Help Lake Worth become nationally known for true leadership in this area – you can do it!
-    Sober homes. This community has compassion but it also needs to feel safe. Learn to distinguish between good sober homes who provide a needed service and the duds who just profit and hurt us.

I would like to close by handing over the torch:
-    I am entrusting all five of you, new and old, with the protection of our city’s greatest asset – it’s heart and soul.
-    I recognize that this is not an easy task, and that it generates more questions than answers:
o    What gives a city Heart and Soul, why does our city have more of it than Lantana or WPB or most other cities in South FL?
o    What strengthens heart and soul, and what weakens it?
o    Can it be measured in dollars or square feet developed? Probably not, and yet we need both dollars and square ft.
o    Are there slippery slopes that could threaten our heart and soul, and that will be hard to reverse before it’s too late?
o    How does diversity, all kinds of diversity, fit into the picture? How do we smooth the edges?
o    These and more are all important questions to get right.

-    So I challenge each and every one of you to do your best, not for yourselves, but for ALL in this city
-    I challenge you all to do your utmost to hear from all viewpoints in the city, to cultivate, to welcome real public input – it will help you to find answers
-    I challenge you to find ways strengthen our city as a whole – the finances, the sense of safety, the quality of life, the compassion and the tolerance.
-    I challenge you to protect and strengthen the Heart and Soul that makes our city a beacon within South Florida
-    Be that light and Godspeed!

What was Obama's role in the leaks?

"Monday’s hearing [with FBI director Comey] “debunked” Trump’s wiretapping tweets, but left his [Trump's] underlying claim intact: that there was surveillance of the Trump campaign; that the results were shared throughout the government — even possibly reaching the Obama White House; and that intelligence was leaked, illegally, to the mainstream media."

Read the exchange between Gowdy and Comey

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Last night's Sunset

Spring Break Beach Concert

The City of Lake Worth & The Nine Society present the Second Annual Spring Break Beach Concert!

Saturday, March 25th @ Noon

Musical Performances by:
Bron Burbank Band
The Holidazed

Family Friendly Event
Free Admission | Parking is Metered | No Reverse Parking
Pets are allowed at the Complex, just not on the beach

For More Information: or (561) 533-7395
  • Free Admission
  • Kid Friendly

Never fear, the FBI is on the case

The FBI has authority to investigate threats to national security pursuant to presidential executive orders, attorney general authorities, and various statutory sources, but a football jersey?

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President Trump signs NASA bill

Quote of the Day - Andy Amoroso

“Recovery in a downtown entertainment business district where there is alcohol should not be. It’s not conducive to what recovery is.”

~ Andy Amoroso

Talking about the new community center that will offer a safe space for recovering addicts who want to develop their artistic ability and entrepreneurial skills.

Read about it...

Let's face it--Amoroso is a declared atheist. He doesn't believe in anything the Common Ground Church does to help addicts to turn around their lives and be productive citizens. He just doesn't believe in church or the good that they do.

Drugs are in our downtown so why not a place where these people can go who are kicking their habit and want nothing more than to be productive once again, a place that will be drug free serving nothing but coffee. Does it matter that it will be across from a nightclub? Will a nightclub that sells booze where people love to go and get a buzz be a bad influence on these people? It's possible that a small minority might slip but the Common Ground Church will be there to help them all.

This community center will not negatively impact our community any more than any other business in our downtown.

Their grand opening is April 8 at 3pm, 21 S J. Street, Lake Worth, FL

Lake Worth Neighborhood Road Program - Spreading the wealth around

When does all this road work begin?

Tonight and part of the 19 items on the Consent Agenda, we get an inkling as to when the work might begin--the engineering firms have been selected in the non-mandatory pre-bid meeting.

District 1
$358,445--Mock Roos & Associates

District 2
$355,269.38--Matthews Consulting & Baxter Woodman Company

District 3
$493,460--Kinley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

District 4
$442,880--Chen Moore & Associates, Inc.

or 4.125% of the total contract

Bid Submission Deadline Day / Date: April 13, 2017
 Time: 3:00 PM
 Location: Financial Services City Hall
 7 North Dixie Highway 2nd Floor Lake Worth, FL 33460

Early Morn 3-21-17

Tidal wave of student loan defaults

Back when I was in school, if you had a student loan, the first thing you did was pay it off. You wouldn't have thought about not paying a debt. Now the socialist agenda is in full force and these kids have been lead to believe that they should get a free college education. Taking the loan is their reward for going to college in the first place.

[Daily Wire] "President Donald Trump is still making good on his campaign promises. His focus on fixing the nation’s spending just got another shot in the arm. Just last year, Obama had created a $137 Billion (with a “B”) problem in the student loan business. This should cause a great outcry from the snowflake left and their feelings of entitlement."

With a variety of options to repay student loans. 42.4 million Americans owe $1.3 trillion in student loans with the problem growing to 14% increase in defaults. It was found that 30% of students use this money to party during Spring break.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunset 3-20-17

The Judge, Derrick Watson

"Last week, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson blocked Donald Trump’s revised travel ban just hours before it was set to go into effect. Now, a series of significant problems with the ruling have come to light.
In his ruling, Watson himself admitted that there’s nothing about the executive order that “would be problematic if not for his interpretation of Trump’s statements before the order was issued.” But a ban should be halted for lawful reasons, not personal ones".

Read more... about Obama's college  friend and his 15 minutes of fame.

Pride Fest

Date and Time: Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 12:00 PM
Sun, Mar 26, 2017, 6:00 PM EDT

Location: Bryant Park, Southeast corner of Lake Avenue & S. Golfview Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33460

American culture is different and worth saving

[Allen West] Iowa’s Congressman Steve King stood up for American values and American culture. The reaction from the alt-left progressive radicals is been off the scale from normal. They have twisted his comments and impugned him as a racist. Their arguments are fallacious and built on the policy of personal destruction that the Democrats are famous for.

Read about it...

The true enemy in our country are liberals. We have the right president at the right time.  Let him do his job.

Islamization of Europe by Geert Wilders

First published in 2009. Text reproduces speech delivered by Dutch politician Geert Wilders on the scenario of "America as the Last Man Standing."


Read more at Snopes

Geert Wilders is a Member of the Dutch Parliament.

In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: "Who lost Europe ?" Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons in New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem.

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for inviting me.

I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.

First, I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.

The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.

All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.

There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.

Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam , Marseille and Malmo in Sweden In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities.

In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims.

Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear 'whore, whore'. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in their country of origin.

In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin . The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.

In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels , because he was drinking during the Ramadan.

Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya , Israel .. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live. San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now.. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.

Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France . One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks.. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.

The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey.

Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators 'settlers'. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies; they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.

The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.

Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission'. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is ‘sharia.’ If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam 'the most retrograde force in the world', and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel.. First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz; second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.

This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam's territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines , Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan , Lebanon , and Aceh in Indonesia Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

The war against Israel is not a war against Israel It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But, if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel, they can get everything.

So-called journalists, volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as 'right-wing extremists' or 'racists'. In my country, the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem ...

Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe , American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe 's children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

We have to take the necessary action now to stop this Islamic stupidity from destroying the free world that we know.

Please take the time to read and understand what is written here, Please send it to every free person that you know, it is so very important.
Isn't this what the Democrats in this country are now doing by labeling us Alt-Right for protecting our country?

Talking about A-Holes - CNN did the right thing this time

Vote for Rebecca

Our own Rebecca Hinson, teacher at South Grade Elementary, is in a contest to get a Fedex small business  grant.

Rebecca says, "In 2006, one of my Maya kindergarten art students never smiled, never spoke, and never looked you in the eye. His name was Tomas. It is common for immigrant children to remain in 'the silent phase' for weeks or even months, but Tomas rarely spoke from kindergarten through grade 4. I tried everything to reach him, but nothing worked. After presenting the art of Tecún Umán to Tomas’s class, he got up from his seat, walked over, looked me in the eye, and said 'thank you'.”

I currently have 3 series of books in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Art of the United States of America, Art of the Caribbean, and Art of Central America. I just exhibited at my first national trade show, the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE). My booth was mobbed. My presentations were well received. I would use the grant to fund exhibits at six major tradeshows. CABE, TABE, SSTESOL, NMABE, TESOL, NYSABE, and a few smaller regional TESOL shows.

Morning Moon 3-20-17

52% of Full

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunset 3-19-17

It pays to be hanging out on a bridge

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Refugees that have entered the U.S. from terrorist countries

“The number of refugees from the six travel-restricted countries represents 32 percent of all refugees who have entered the U.S. since Trump took office,” the Pew report states.

This is a TEMPORARY ban. What are these judges thinking?

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North Korea inching towards nuclear war?

Kim Jong-un is one crazy lunatic--

As some of us are all concerned whether or not a former minority commissioner with a PhD answered his e-mails quickly enough and blaming him for not "moving the city forward" by voting him off the dais,  North Korea is positioning itself to blow up the region.

Read about it...

Quote of the Day - A Border Defender

“It’s not a problem that they are Muslims. The problem is, it’s a different civilization. They don’t think like us, they have a totally different view about life, about everything.”

~ Nikolai Ivanov
a volunteer defender of the Bulgarian border from  illegal Muslims that are crossing it to the tune of 200-300 a week.

Read about it...

Quote of the Day - Ben Carson

“We live in a nation where a lot of people are trying to get rid of God. I think that is a big mistake.
Think about the fact that our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights given to us by our creator, aka God.

The Pledge of Allegiance to that flag says we are one nation under God. Every coin in our pocket, every bill in our wallet says, ‘In God we trust.’ On the walls of many of the courts in our land it says, ‘In God we trust.’ So if it’s in our founding document, and our pledge, and our courts, and it’s on our money, but we’re not supposed to talk about it — what in the world is that?”

Dr. Ben Carson
HUD Secretary

Apartment fire in Lake Worth

Persecution of Christians in Middle East

[Israel video Network] Faithkeepers is an upcoming documentary film about the violent persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. The film features exclusive footage and testimonials of Christians, Baha’i, Yazidis, Jews, and other minority refugees, and a historical context of the persecution in the region. Due to be released next year, the film also follows the story of a 24-year-old Christian student from North Carolina on her journey of understanding, discovery and solidarity with persecuted brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Faithkeepers – the movie and the movement – will awaken, enlighten and inspire all people of faith to stand up and take action."

Sunrise at the Eagle Nest 3-19-17

Haley stood up to anti-Israel agenda

U.S. Ambassador, Nikki Haley, slammed an anti-Israel report that had been issued by the U.N.’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Jordanian diplomat Rima Khalaf, who headed the report, resigned when the report was ordered withdrawn  that categorized Israel as an apartheid racist state. She accused Israel and the United States of "bullying."

Read about it...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunset 3-18-17

What we do for votes!

He asked and they said "yes."

The request went all the way to the National Women's Club that informed Lake Worth that they could not discriminate.  Will he be using the same bathroom too? Only kidding, Herman.

Crist and Mast send letter to President Trump

Obama dined with Hawaiian Judge before judge ruled against Trump

[Conservative Tribune] "Ever since a federal judge in Hawaii issued a sweeping freeze of President Donald Trump’s new immigration moratorium Wednesday, conspiracy theories have abounded across social media.
The leading theory suggested that former President Barack Obama played a role in the ruling. As noted by Hawaii News Now,the former president arrived in the islands Monday for an unexpected visit. He reportedly dined Tuesday evening at Noi Thai Cuisine, an upscale restaurant, less than 24 hours before U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson, a law school classmate of Obama, ruled against Trump’s immigration order."

I believe in conspiracies.

Sharing another point of view is not "Divisiveness"

PBPost article

“We needed this,” (speaking about the election results) said Tammy Pansa, 44, who is self-employed. “As a Lake Worth resident for 10 years, I have grown to hate the word ‘divisive.’ For the first time I really think we have a chance to take that word out of the L-Dub vocabulary.”

I am not singling out Tammy as there were other comments in this article that I thought were very unfair. McVoy has always been on the side of the employees in every respect but one Lake Worth employee thought the change was a 'breath of fresh air."

Unfortunately, some in this city just drank the Koolaid. We all need a commissioner who, in spite of the majority and what they are saying we need, is there to do the right thing for all of the people--someone who asks the difficult questions--someone who offers solutions so that our beach doesn't operate in the red as an example--and someone who challenges the status quo. That is NOT being divisive. That is democracy in action and when Christopher Mcvoy was even allowed to speak (the mayor shut him down on many occasions), he spoke for principle and was always fiscally responsible.

Some still believe the myth that McVoy voted down the $40 million bond (the city put this on the Consent Agenda) or condemn him when he agreed with the Heights Referendum vote that protected our downtown and small town charm.  No one has the right to invalidate a vote of the people. But we do expect our representatives to speak for all of us and often times there are two sides to the argument.

I want to hear all of the details--both sides of the argument. Only 40.32% of the voters agreed with that premise.

Call to Artists to Cultural Council

"Once every two years, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County challenges artists to submit their absolute best work—no theme, no boundaries, just make it great—for inclusion in a juried art show. That time is now.

Through April 27, area creators can make submissions using this link. All artists must be 18 years or older and reside in Palm Beach County. Artists can contribute three works for a fee of $35 and pay $10 for each additional piece up to a total of five."

.Read about it...

President stops motorcade to wave to supporters

Paula Prudente reports that "President Trump stopped to say hello and waved at us on his way to Mar A Lago❤️"

U.S. Patience with the Pissant is Over

“All options are on the table. North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction.”

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sunset 3-17-17

St. Patrick's Day Parade Tonight

Message from Christopher McVoy

To all of you, old-timers and first-timers, thank you so much!

Thank you for committing your time and energy to what we all believe would have been the betterment of Lake Worth. We campaigned hard and for a good cause. I am very grateful for the help that each of you gave. I firmly believe that we should always strive to do the right thing, regardless of outcome. Each of you did exactly that. Thank you very, very much.
- Christopher

P.S. I received the email below from a resident unknown to me. It reminded me of why we work so hard for our city:
----- "Chris:
I was really disappointed when I saw that you did not get re-elected. You have done an outstanding job for the City and I am thankful. I kind of sensed you were the reality check for the mayor, Maxwell, and Amoroso. My concern is that I think the two newly elected commissioners are basically of the same mindset, which is not a good thing for the City of Lake Worth.

So, the advice I need is, how to keep the City of Lake Worth mayor and commissioners accountable. Do I have to go to every meeting or is there anyone there that is looking out for us residents? You will be missed by all of us residents."


Grass roots volunteering is a big part of what sets us apart -- thank you again for everything you did during this campaign.
- Christopher

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