March 6th, 2010
First, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, our Congresswoman for District #18, votes to extend the expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, and now this:
Florida Congressmen spend tax money on luxury cars, high salaries and perks
Job losses, home foreclosures and the worst economy in decades have forced many Americans to cut back or do without.
But not members of Congress, who voted themselves a 5 percent increase in their own budgets for staff salaries, office expenses and perks last year.
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Miramar Democrat, paid two staffers about . . . → Read More About What The Heck?
September 26th, 2009
Turns out Florida residents can be vaccinated by force. Even if you refuse, the state can vaccinate you by “any means necessary.” (Read the statute below the video.) One woman, Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Carmen Reynolds, has filed a lawsuit to stop the madness:
Here’s what the statute says:
“381.00315 Public health advisories; public health emergencies.–The State Health Officer is responsible for declaring public health emergencies and issuing public health advisories
. . . → Read More About Well, heck. I don’t like this one bit.
July 27th, 2009
From today's Miami Herald:
Florida Keys try to save downstairs rooms in stilt homesMonroe County is hoping a limited amnesty program will save downstairs enclosures from demolition and keep its federal flood insurance.
BY CAMMY CLARK
Debra and Rory Brown were applying in 2006 for an elevator permit to help their newly paralyzed son get around the Cudjoe Key stilt home they bought three years earlier when they made an upsetting discovery: . . . → Read More About Big Bossy FEMA
October 31st, 2008
And I don’t think it matters who wins. McCain will spend us into the ground just as fast. But this is still pretty right on the, er, money: var addthis_pub = ‘Saratica’; . . . → Read More About I Voted For Ron Paul
October 16th, 2008
Our friend Robert made an insightful comment on Hal’s recent blog post:
"Next year, we will have 365 days of Christmas. Both candidates are rushing to promise us more and more goodies to buy our vote. It will be great until we discover they are charging all these goodies on our credit card.
New definitions used by this shift toward socialism:
Need: when someone else wants your money.
Greed: when you want to keep your money.
Compassion: when a politician comes up with a plan to take your money and give it to someone else."
. . . → Read More About New Definitions
July 26th, 2008
"It is neither morally right nor fiscally wise to socialize private losses in this way. The solution is for government to stop micromanaging the economy and let the market adjust, as painful as that will be for some.
"We should not force taxpayers, including renters and more frugal homeowners, to switch places with the speculators and take on those same risks that bankrupted them. It is a terrible idea to spread the financial crisis any wider or deeper than it already is, and to prolong the agony years into the future.
"Socializing the losses now will only create more unintended . . . → Read More About Common Sense II
July 15th, 2008
Meet judicial candidateTegan Slaton
Friday, JULY 18th, 5-7 p.m.
VFW Post 39112200 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West
Political advertisement approved by Tegan Slaton for Circuit Judge, Group 4, Circuit 16. Tegan is a friend of mine!
May 20th, 2008
This Thursday, May 22, 2008 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Tegan has been our friend for many years. Does not tolerate b.s. Plays fair. Doesn’t cheat at golf, which is the most accurate test of a man’s character. Doesn’t run with scissors. I can’t think of a better person for the job.
Campaign Committee to elect Tegan Slaton, Circuit Judge invites you to meet the Candidate.
Frosty’s Restaurant & Sunset Tiki Bar, 725 11th Street, Marathon
Refreshments . . . → Read More About Party with Tegan!
February 3rd, 2008
If you can spare a few minutes and listen to the following, you will hear why I am addicted to Ron Paul’s message. He doesn’t kow-tow to the public. He doesn’t change his position (even when it’s clear he ought to if he wants that person’s vote.)
His consistent mantra of sticking to the Constitution has me sold. His understanding of monetary policy, on what is money, on the Federal Reserve, on a non-interventionist foreign policy, on putting the U.S. back on track economically, on cutting spending, on stopping the government from stealing people’s paychecks, then taking that stolen paper . . . → Read More About Dr. Ron Paul: Pulling No Punches
February 2nd, 2008
This is a huge LED sign belonging to Interstate AC Service in Nashville, TN. It overlooks I-40 westbound as it approaches downtown Nashville.