Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

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What's going on in Maricopa County?


In November, Paul Penzone beat Joe Arpaio for sheriff in Maricopa County Arizona. Joe had been sheriff there for 24 years and while he was sheriff, the overall crime rate in Maricopa was 50% lower than the national average with the help of tough laws that were enacted such as E-Verify. He was tough on illegal immigration and criminals. Penzone beat him by 55.4%.
An average of 400 “criminal illegal immigrants” are being released every 10 days by the newly elected sheriff in Arizona’s most populous county, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch, many of them violent offenders. It’s part of Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy to protect illegal aliens, even those who have committed serious state crimes, from deportation.
Under a longtime partnership between the county and the feds, the Phoenix field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was notified when “aliens unlawfully present with additional Arizona charges” were released from the Maricopa County Jail, which is one of the nation’s largest with a population of about 8,000. That ended when Penzone, who refers to illegal immigrants as “guests,” took office this year and, though he formally announced the change last week, it was put into practice much earlier.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Sunset 2-24-17

Fake News organizations were not invited

[New York Times] Reporters from The Times, BuzzFeed News, CNN, The Los Angeles Times and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, for the scheduled briefing.

Aides to Mr. Spicer only allowed in reporters from a handpicked group of news organizations that, the White House said, had been previously confirmed.

There are consequences for actions.

"We're very lucky John McCain isn't in power"


Medical Marijuana


Did anyone ever know that there were so many people in pain that only cannabis can now help?

Personally I am a skeptic and believe that it will open doors to abuse...abuse just like the Pill Mill industry or the Sober Homes for "recovering" addicts. We all care about those in pain with debilitating illnesses and that's why it passed in the first place. The lobbyists pulled at our heart strings and told us that with our vote  we could definitely eliminate pain for a child or a loved one. But I believe it will usher in an unprecedented era of legalized marijuana in Florida. Even Andy Amoroso said Tuesday night that he is for medical marijuana as well as general marijuana.  And that's my fear--having a bunch of pot heads walking down Lake Avenue as they exit their favorite bar.

The federal government still classifies it as a Class I controlled substance, which is illegal to possess.

[Arcview Market Research] Cannabis is arguably the fastest growing industry in the world. Regulated marijuana sales in North America totaled $6.9 billion in 2016, a 30 percent increase from 2015.  Sales are projected to increase to $21.6 billion by the year 2021 representing a 26 percent compound annual growth rate.

The Medical Marijuana Moratorium passed on a 4/1 vote with Maier dissenting to bring it back within 30 days of the State Legislature's opinion/ruling. No matter the use, marijuana is all about some people making tons of money off the misery of people.

Omari Hardy, Candidate District 2 Lake Worth

"Adopt-A-Family is a nonprofit located in Lake Worth that serves families with children who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. Adopt-A-Family’s mission is to strengthen families in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency. Pursuant to our mission, our agency operates nine core programs that address the continuum of needs that many vulnerable families in Palm Beach County face. Last year, we served 2,167 families and ended or prevented an episode of homelessness for 635 of those families. We have 62 employees and 15 dedicated and committed board members." Source: PBPost article

Why is this important? The article says that Adopt-a-Family housing is for families with children experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. These are poor people down and out on their luck.

Current school teacher at Roosevelt Community Middle School and candidate for District 2 commissioner, Omari (a name that means God the Highest) Hardy, claims domicile in housing owned by Adopt-A-Family. In fact when he spoke at the city commission meeting this past Tuesday, he gave his address as 1736 Lake Worth Road.

Omari Hardy's last T-Report showing his address as of February 10, 2017. Prior to this address, he lived and maybe voted in Coral Gables although there is no record of him having ever voted there.

Ownership of property at 1736 Lake Worth Road where Omari Hardy  claims residency.

Florida residents' database that shows his mailing address is in Cocoanut Creek, Florida and that he has lived at 1736 Lake Worth Road for one year. Why is this important?  Because at one of the NA forums he said he had lived in Lake Worth for three years. There is no evidence of any other address in Lake Worth for Mr. Hardy. He did vote in the March 2016 election nearly one year ago.

Omari Hardy's Facebook page showing his residence to be in Coral Gables

1. Omari Hardy's connection to Adopt-a-Family He actually was the manager in 2014.
2. Omari Hardy's connection to Adopt-a-family Omari says he still works for Adopt-A-Family part-time.

When filing to run for office in Lake Worth, you do not have to prove where you live. If the city/state did have that requirement, perhaps it would clear up these discrepancies/questions on domicile. You have to be a resident in Lake Worth for six months prior to the election.

Perhaps all of the above is just old, outdated, information?

Click here... for a previous blog on Mr. Hardy.

Was there a Clinton Death List?

A Clinton money man feared Hillary and Bill 'assassins'

Stories of a Clinton death list have circulated online for years, but a man at the center of one of the ex-president's scandals truly believed Bill and Hillary would murder him.

In fact, the nervous Nellie was so terrified, he concocted a fool-proof   "insurance policy" just in case he was found pushing up daisies

Read about it...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sunset 2-23-17

Diamond & Silk on Maxine Waters


Vote NO on three Year Terms

It was nearly a decade ago when three year terms lost by a landslide in Lake Worth.  We had  three lazy commissioners back then. Below are the particulars on that election.

Citizens Come First, Political Action Committee, was formed in Palm Beach County on December 26, 2007. It has subsequently closed.

Our first campaign was for the defeat of three ballot issues voted on by 3 out of the 5 City Commissioners in Lake Worth and placed on the January 29, 2008 ballot:

1. Three year Commission terms:......NO (68%) YES (32%)

2. Eliminate run-off elections:......... NO (67%) YES (33%)

3. Residency requirement for
Police & Fire Chiefs:..............NO (49.76%) YES (50.24%)

Because of the confusing ballot language of Item 3 (we wanted our chiefs to reside in the City by Charter), it lost by 21 votes. It is moot now because Fire Rescue is in PB County.


We encourage you to VOTE NO once again on March 14. 

Mulligans tries to shift responsibility for Grease Trap spill

Page 1 news is now on page 9 of the Palm Beach Post--

Whose responsibility is it to pay for the clean-up?

"Restaurant says it will share costs of grease spill cleanup"

Mulligans says it is partly the city's fault because of the ballroom upstairs. Just one problem--that little kitchen is only a prep facility--they don't fry food. Mulligans says it is the city's responsibility per their lease to maintain the grease traps. Normally I would think there is probably something to that as the city maintains NOTHING. However, under a typical Repair and Maintenance section of our restaurant merchants' leases, it is the tenant's responsibility to maintain and repair grease traps. It would be hard to imagine that Mulligans was given an exception.  City Manager Bornstein says maintaining the grease traps is a condition of their permit.

Palm Beach County Republican Party Meeting

Ryan Hnatiuk
Republican Party of Palm Beach County Executive Director

Yesterday Katie and I went to the Republican Party of the Palm Beaches lunch meeting at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in West Palm Beach.

Mr. Hnatiuk was the speaker and gave the local party’s view of the political events of the recent past and what to expect going forward. His aim is to make Florida "red" which all starts at the local municipal elections.

Local candidates who spoke were Ron Berman, Michael Paolercio and Joe Russo all from Palm Beach Gardens.

Fun and Games in Lake Worth - Prostitution Sting

Read about it...11 women rounded up. We can't, however, get the gang bangers or the shooters off the streets.

Why are we having so much of this going on in Lake Worth? Addicts looking for a fix. Sober Homes attracting addicts and the circle continues.

Commissioner McVoy and candidate Maryann Polizzi are making Sober homes and crime a priority focus.

Suicide bomber in Iraq former Gitmo prisoner

An Islamic State suicide bomber who attacked an army base in Iraq this week was a British former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was awarded more than $1 million in compensation by the UK. It is uncertain at this time whether any others were killed by him. The Associated Press reported that a series of suicide bombings in that area of Mosul on Sunday killed at least seven soldiers.

Read about it...
This won't happen under President Trump as he has vowed to fill GITMO with "bad dudes." There are still around 41 prisoners and won't be released as Obama did.

Principle on behalf of Women's Rights


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tonight's Sky 2-22-17

President Trump makes surprise visit

Unbeknown to reporters and a surprise to 800 attendees, President Trump made an appearance: at an elegant fundraising gala being held for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, held at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property and headlined by musician David Foster.

Our city attorney, Glen Torcivia, was at the event and took the following photos.  He said he was approximately 10 feet from our president.


CNN's Don Lemon Does "hit" interview on Trump - Fake News

When he finally got to Paris Dennard, a former staffer in the George W. Bush administration and now a political analyst and commentator, Paris called Lemon's segment "fake news." Lemon cut him off...he only wanted people to agree with him. This is something liberals do.

And this CNN Lemon segment was very fake news!



FL SB 10 - Water Resources in Everglades

SB 10: Water Resources

GENERAL BILL by Bradley

Water Resources; Providing an exception to the requirement that bonds issued for acquisition and improvement of land, water areas, and related property interests and resources be deposited into the Florida Forever Trust Fund and distributed in a specified manner; requiring the South Florida Water Management District to seek proposals from willing sellers of property within the Everglades Agricultural Area for land that is suitable for the reservoir project; increasing the minimum annual funding for certain Everglades projects under specified circumstances, etc.

APPROPRIATION: Indeterminate Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/8/2017 Senate - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources Location: In committee/council (AEN)

Bill Text

When I asked Drew Martin, this was his reply:
"I think that we must purchase land south of the lake and move water south or we will continue to destroy our estuaries. This water always flowed south before the lake was altered and the land south of the lake was drained. Property values along the estuaries and businesses along the coast have suffered greatly. This does not prevent agriculture south of the lake or destroy the communities south of the lake. We can have both storage and agriculture. Without it we are putting greater pressure on the berm around the lake and putting communities at greater risk along the rim of Lake Okeechobee."