Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunset 3-26-17

NSA whistleblower, William Binney

Muslims have taken over Dearborn, Michigan--The Arab capital of North America

[] "Dearborn is No. 2 on the government’s list of U.S. cities with the highest number of residents with suspected terrorist ties, according to classified government documents posted by The Intercept, an online magazine." This was written in 2014. Who knows, Dearborn could  be number 1  by now.

About Jerusalem

Rep. Emily Slosberg and HB 7021

Rep. Emily Slosberg’s proposed vote-by-mail reform amendment:
“Any candidate, person acting on behalf of a candidate, or member of a political committee, group, or organization who is present in the residence of an elector while he or she marks or designates a choice on the ballot for the purpose of intimidating the elector or soliciting the elector’s vote is guilty of a felony of the third degree.”

What The Palm Beach Post reported:
Two Democrats, Mack Bernard and Al Jacquet, took advantage of gaping holes in Florida’s vote-by-mail laws to pressure and cajole voters in their living rooms. In one case, a blind voter said Bernard filled out and signed his ballot. High numbers of absentee votes propelled both candidates to victory.

What Rep Slosberg told me:
From: Slosberg, Emily [] Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:39 AM To: Subject: Re: HB 7021
Hi Lynn, Thanks. I filed it in a quick response to the Palm Beach Post. I want to work on the language a little more and make sure it is right.

What's the next step?
To refine her amendment--try to close the loopholes and stop any tampering.

Read the Post article...

What $3 will buy you

If you don't subscribe to the Palm Beach Post, run out and buy today's paper. In it you will find 12 pages on the "quirky life in L-Dub"--Lake Worth.

This is part of the Post's special keepsake series on how Lake Worth is described--"small delights create big personality."

Let the free market fix the problems on healthcare

Unfortunately her sensible solution was not to be.
1. “Pass the full Obamacare repeal bill. That gets us to 2008 when health care was far cheaper than it is today under the burdensome, heavily bureaucratic Obamacare mandates.
2. “Each state needs to decide what it wants to spend on health care and what it wants to offer its citizens, if anything. The federal government has repeatedly proved itself a failure on this issue for decades. They need to get out of creating monopolies in health care and punishing free market competition.
3. “All the federal government needs to do after repealing Obamacare is to pass a bill that allows any health insurance product to be sold across state lines with no minimum federal mandates. Period.
4. “Medicare eligible Senior citizens and poor people on Medicaid should have the option of choosing a voucher to spend toward the purchase of any type of healthcare plan they want, then put the surplus, if any in a Health savings account.
5. “I’d also encourage the states to pass liability shields for charity clinics. If doctors, nurses and facilities want to offer free healthcare, then the clinic and practitioners should be free from the threat of lawsuits.”
Her bottom line?
Let the market fix the problems caused by Obamacare.

Read more... at WND.

Morning Sky 3-26-17

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sunset 3-25-17

A Judge who cares about the law

From the Blaze:

"Judge Anthony Trenga, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush, said in his 32-page ruling that Trump was legally allowed to ban travel from those specific countries and that the executive order was not discriminatory in nature as the Palestinian activist who filed the lawsuit requesting an injunction had suggested.

Trenga wrote that the president “has unqualified authority to bar physical entry to the United States at the border.” He also pointed out that the executive order itself does not mention religion and has a “state secular purpose” of protecting U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks.

The judge didn’t view Trump’s campaign rhetoric about a “Muslim ban” as being dispositive and did not accord it the weight that Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii did.

Here’s a good breakdown as to why Judge Watson’s opinion was wrong, including finding a violation of constitutional rights of non-citizens.

The interpretation of the judge in Virginia is much more in line with normal interpretation of the law.
Generally, you interpret a law, or in this case an order, based on the plain language, you don’t go looking at everything that may have ever been said on the subject, not even necessarily on the order itself.

You don’t look beyond it at intent unless the law/order is itself unclear, which this order is not. The order itself has no religion and has no discriminatory aspect about it. Not to mention as the judge in Virginia correctly notes, it is the purview of the president to set immigration policy, not the courts.

So thankfully there’s at least one judge who cares about the law and not reading his own opinion into it."

The Smart Ass Chelsea Chick

No, not that Chelsea--

I thought she probably was a New Yorker but I found out she originally was from New Jersey. Most wise-guys I have ever known come from NY.  Handler, who thinks she's funny, was a vocal supporter of the 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and was critical of her opponent Donald Trump. In 2016, she told The Daily Beast that a Trump presidency would be the "end of our civilization." Supposedly she is a comedian but I find nothing funny about her smart ass "act."

Progressive Socialism is a failed premise - The Healthcare Fiasco

Former Congressman Allen West has observed the GOP House leadership and finds it wanting. His junior officers in the Army were taught to plan, not react. Mr. West has been in Congress and knows the inner workings. here are his thoughts on what happened to the repeal and replace fiasco. And then he tells you how this could have been avoided.
This is where we are in America with progressive socialism. Some still don’t believe the stove is hot, and that progressive socialism is a failed premise of governance. And here comes the GOP trying to keep the people away from the stove, the flaming hot stove of Obamacare, a massive tax and welfare endeavor that will burn this nation. But the problem is, the GOP wants to try and keep the stove on, in an attempt to regulate its heat, instead of shutting it off.

Abandoned vehicle finally gets cited

This car has been parked illegally along John Prince Park property on the shoulder of the road. For nearly two months, there was no license tag until a few days ago. Now they have one day to move it or it gets towed.

Cleaning up the neighborhood, one step at a time.

Two girls missing in Lake Worth

UPDATE: 3-26-17 One girl is found. Click here...

Bill Hager on Sober Homes

Rep. Bill Hager keeps all of his constituents informed by sending out a newsletter. All elected officials should do this. This is a snippet out of his letter that has a special interest for us here in Lake Worth. Bill Hager in the House is the go-to guy if you have any questions on Sober Homes. Jeff Clemens is the one in the Senate.

Bill Hager says, "House Bill 807 relates to sober homes; an issue I have been working on for more than a decade. I know that this is a priority bill for our residents, and I’m pleased to say it has one more committee stop before it goes to the House Floor."

The Senate companion bill has also unanimously passed 2 committees. The bill cracks down on unethical marketing and referral practices that enable the bad operators.

HB 807

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sunset 3-24-17

Both sides of the aisle on the American Healthcare Act

"Over the last several months, one of my top priorities has been listening to people in our community about how they will be impacted by health care reform. I’ve heard over and over again about the incredible burden that Obamacare has placed on 18th District families. Because of Obamacare, two of our counties now have only one insurer on the individual exchange, while premiums and deductibles have become beyond unaffordable.

During my more than 12 years in the Army, I never went into one battle that was finished with one shot and I never went in with the perfect plan either, but what I learned is that when we went in unified and we worked together, we never lost. Our broken healthcare system will not be fixed overnight. As I have said from the beginning, the only way we can fix the failures of Obamacare is through a fully transparent process that engages voices all across the country. Moving forward, I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join me in working to improve our nation’s healthcare system to ensure that everyone has the liberty to choose the health care that is best for their life.”

~ U.S. Rep. Brian Mast

"President Trump and Speaker Ryan should be ashamed of themselves for trying to force through a disastrous bill that would have ripped away health coverage from tens of millions of Americans, dramatically increased premiums, and severely cut Medicare and Medicaid. The American people spoke loud and clear; they do not support gutting their own health benefits in order to give massive tax cuts to health insurance companies. House Republicans need to start working with Democrats on real policy solutions that will benefit the American people."

~ U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

This should shut that little pissant up

The Naval Research Office described the railgun “as a true warfighter game changer.”

Read about it...

Don't forget Pride Fest this weekend Lake Worth

Small Yellow Quaker Parrot

Last week, Katie took me to the Green Barn in west Delray where they sell everything orchid. Some of the arrangements were out of this world and probably out of my monetary reach. There they had this cute little parrot.

Known affectionately as Pocket Parrots by many, the Quaker Parrot has exploded in popularity as a pet over the last several years. These small birds have big personalities, making them a great choice for those who want a parrot but are unable or unprepared to care for one of the larger parrot species.

For more information on Quaker parrots, Click here...