2014 October

Friday, October 24, 2014

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The-Coconut-Telegraph-w-CoconutsAnonymous Letters to the Editor with Pictures. Published Daily by Noon Since 2002. No Saturday Edition

[“Ringneck Doves”] I don’t know why there are more mourning doves on Big Pine Key now, but that is a good thing. Ringneck doves are Asian birds that were released when their owners tired of them or their cages were destroyed in storms. They do very well all over Florida and have become invasive. So if the mourning doves are doing better than they are, that’s great.
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an_oil-well2[Black Gold in Key West] In February 1923 Charles Curry who lived at 603 Southard Street hired a man to put a well in his yard. In the pre-pipeline days water for human consumption came from cisterns but most people had fresh water wells for other household uses. A layer of fresh water floats on the saltwater and a shallow well produces fresh water that some still use today to water plants. Mr. Curry’s man reported he had sunk the pipe to the required depth and installed a pump but could only get oil from the well. The word soon spread about the discover and T.T. Thompson who lived next door at 529 Simonton Street hired a crew to dig a large well in his yard and again oil was found. Mr. Thompson, a printer, formed an oil company and began printing and selling stock certificates. An oil “expert” was found and said it was best crude oil he had seen. A third well next door to Mr. Thompson also produced oil.The Key West oil boom ended when it was discovered that the oil was leaking from a pipe line that ran from the harbor to the Key West Gas Company on Catherine Street.

There have been a number of serious efforts to find oil on the Keys. Test wells have been drilled from Key Largo to past the Marquesas. The information I have is far from complete as the oil companies were not always forthcoming with what they were doing and some of the newspaper reporters were geographically challenged as to the location of the wells. One of the wells was at the Marquesas to the west of Key West and newspapers always reported the location northwest from Key West. The location was hard to find but the results of the drilling were guarded secrets by the companies. One thing we do know the oil companies were bidding to buy the off-shore leases of the Keys sold by the government.

Some of the drilling I found on the Keys were: 1946 wells on Key Largo, Big Pine and Sugarloaf; 1949 Plantation Key, 1953 Key Largo, 1953 north of Marathon, 1959 Big Pine Key, 1959 Marquesas Key and 1960 20 miles from Marquesas. Also Gulf Oil Company did extensive seismic testing in the Gulf of Mexico north of the Keys.

I was watching the Ebola hearings on TV and wondered what would happen if the doctor testifying blew his nose! I believe the room would be cleared in a minute.
[Joke Friday] IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn’t paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him. IRS Auditor: “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them”.Boat Owner: “Well, there’s Clarence, my deckhand, he’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $1,000 a week plus free room and board.  Then there’s the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bacardi rum and a dozen Budweiser’s every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally”.
IRS Auditor: “That’s the guy I want to talk to – the mentally challenged one”.
Boat Owner: “That would be me. What would you like to know?”
[Airbags] If you are driving a vehicle built between 2000 and 2008, you should know that millions are equipped with airbags that have been found defective. In hot humid conditions, they have been found to blow shrapnel at you. Many makes and models are affected from BMW to Ford. Honda seems especially loaded with this brand of airbag. My guess is that the problem is not just this brand and these models, it’s just that these are the ones currently recalled. You know how polyethylene plastic gets hard and brittle after a few years in this climate? How you can cut yourself picking up a Rubbermaid container that shatters, whereas it seemed indestructible when you bought it several years ago? I think it is the same problem, just like the cracking plastic vacuum pits in the upper Keys and soon the cracking plastic sewer grinder pits in the lower Keys. I pulled out the airbag fuse on my vehicle years ago, after too many stories of them deploying without an accident- especially after Wilma’s saltwater soaked a few bumpers. Seatbelts I believe in. You can check to see if your vehicle is identified as carrying a grenade in the steering wheel at this Link
[Inconsiderate] To the guy who was going down Ave A on Big Pine in the white pick up Thursday a little after 4;00 pm. I really appreciate your going 20 mph thru the flooded street and soaking me, more so than I already was. Yes, I am the woman who was riding the blue three wheeler in the yellow rain coat. I have been dealing with the flu from all of this riding my bike in the rain, I just wanted to say thank you and remember karma is a bitch. God bless you mightily.
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[Emergency Tuxedos] For the Gentleman who has everything! I heard Timmy Tuxedos in KW have them in all sizes.
[Joke Friday] “Things that go bump” During a funeral the pallbearers accidentally bump into a wall and hear a faint moan. They open the casket and find out that the woman is actually alive. She lives for 10 more years and then dies. There is another funeral for her. At the end of the service, the pallbearers carry out the casket. As they are walking out, the husband cries out, “Watch out for the wall!”
Fourth Ebola victim found in New York City. The Doctor rode the subway and went bowling before developing a fever. Link
[Off With His Head] A bloke in Macedonia clearly had a point to prove after he chopped off his own penis. It’s believed 22-year-old Oliver Ilic took the drastic action after he was dumped by his girlfriend and told he was crap in bed. Illic was rushed to hospital, with Police later finding the detached member in the bin. Doctors managed to reattach the organ after a very hard operation, it’s too premature to speculate if it was a success. It must take some serious balls to cut off your own penis. But it could be worse. At least he didn’t get the sack.
Could someone show a picture of this new house on Cudjoe that’s causing so much controversy?
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[Exercise Works] This picture makes me want to join a gym–just to watch.
[“I remember when”] I remember when everyone who lived in Big Pine had teeth.
[Joke Friday] One day the Pope was in America in his limo and he said to the driver, “Why don’t you let me drive for once.” The driver thinks to himself, “Well, I can’t say no to this guy, he’s the pope.” So the driver pulls over and they change places. The Pope was having fun, hauling butt down the freeway, dodging cars. After a while the driver taps on the window and tells the Pope, “Slow down a bit, you might get pulled over.” The Pope says, “Ahhh, don’t worry about it, I’m the Pope.” So he rolls up the window and continues to drive very fast. After a few moments he gets pulled over. The cop walks to the car and the Pope rolls down the tinted window. The cop sees the Pope and says, “Oh, I, eh, sorry, can you hold on a minute.”
The Pope says, “Sure.” The cop walks back to his car and radios back to the station. He says, “Guys I just pulled over someone really important.”
They ask who, “The President?.”
“No more important.”
“The president of another country.”
“No more important.”
“An ambassador.”
“No even more important.”
“Well who is it.”
“I don’t know, but the Pope is his chauffeur.”
Prisoner escape
Isaac Asimov asked, “How do people get new ideas?” Link
[“I’ll wager the person who posted the question of what was it like here in the old days must be surprised at the overwhelming response he got”] I am! This is the best of the CT, and only the CT can provide this type of information. Thanks to all who have posted, so far.
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[“South Florida crime novels”]  I love Randy Wayne White’s stories with Doc Ford.  One of my best friends is Doc Ford incarnate.  He is alive and well n the Fabulous Florida Keys.  Please don’t disparage Doc Ford.
[Boat Drivers License] Anyone in Florida born after January 1, 1988 must take a boating safety course in order to operate a boat of 10 hsp or more.
The Key West Sail and Power Squadron is offering America’s Boating Course at the Key West Sail and Power Squadron, 5205 College Rd., Stock Island. This course covers boat handling, elementary seamanship, navigation aids, weather, marine radios, Florida boating regulations and more. Completion satisfies the mandatory Florida State boating certification requirements.
This weekend course starts November 1st and 2nd, 2014. The class will run from 8am-5pm on Saturday, November 1st with a 1 hour lunch and 8-12 Noon on Sunday, November 2nd. The fee of $60 covers the cost of the materials and a reduced ate of $75 is available for family members who are willing to share materials. Students who pass the class are offered an introductory 6 month Power Squadron membership. For information, call Tim Bergin at (305)304-7247 or Joe Fadlovich at (305)304-9744.
The Key West Sail and Power Squadron is a nonprofit boating safety organization that offers a variety of boating courses. Completion of this course and Squadron membership entitles you to reduced fees for advanced courses such as seamanship, piloting, cruise planning, weather, sailing and marine electronics. Members also participate in boating raft-ups and other social events. The Key West Squadron’s jurisdiction begins at the South end of the Seven Mile Bridge. Events
[Pollution] I challenge NOAA, DEP, FKAA, and a certain commissioner to allow reporters, especially objective reporters from the Miami Herald and the Blue Paper, to visit the Cudjoe Landfill after a rainstorm to look at that ugly pool beneath the leachate outfall culvert and see for themselves and report on what has been spewing into nearshore waters for years after rainstorms. Not a pretty sight, that yellow water, as yesterday’s poster clearly showed with his (her) photo. Why no one has been testing this obviously nasty runoff over the years is the stuff of a Carl Hiassen or John Grisham novel. Sad, so utterly sad, so utterly hypocritical. ‘Water quality’ what hollow words
If you look closely you may find the sapsucking sea slug in the shallow seagrass.
[Joke Friday] Definition Of Materialism. A very successful attorney parked his brand new Porsche 911 Turbo in front of his office, ready to show it off to his colleagues. As he was getting out, a truck came barreling down the road, drifted right and completely tore off the driver’s door. Fortunately, a cop was close enough to see the accident and pulled up behind the now door-less Porsche with his lights flashing. Before the cop had a chance to ask any questions, the attorney started screaming hysterically about how his precious Porsche, which he had just purchased the day before, was completely ruined and no matter how any car body shop tried to make it new again, would never be the same. After the lawyer finally wound down from his rant, the cop shook his head in disbelief, “I can’t believe how materialistic you lawyers are,” he said, “You are so focused on your possessions that you neglect the most important things in life.” “How can you say such a thing?” asked the lawyer. The cop replied, “Don’t you even realize that your left arm is missing? It was severed when the truck hit you!” “OHH, MY GOD!” screamed the lawyer, “My Rolex!
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pour shot glassAlcohol is good for more than making memories—it’s also good for keeping them. Good news for cocktail lovers: Despite alcohol’s reputation as a brain-cell assassin, new research suggests that drinking daily in moderation after age 60 may actually help preserve your memory. In the study, published in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, the researchers tracked the alcohol intake of 664 people, assessed their cognitive functioning with a handful of tests, and performed scans of their brains. During the first phase of the study, participants’ average age was 42; by the end of the study, it was 75.

What they found: Imbibing later in life — as long as it was at a light to moderate level — was associated with better episodic memory, or the ability to remember specific events, compared to abstaining. This is a significant finding, since episodic memory is the type of recall that usually disappears with dementia. “Over time, you don’t necessarily lose memory for [how to do] things, like driving or having coffee,” said study author Faika Zanjani, an associate professor of behavioral and community health at the University of Maryland. “You usually lose memory of events — memories that you have to retrieve, instead of just use. It’s not just forgetting your keys. It’s forgetting key moments in your life.”

The scientists credit alcohol’s ability to preserve the hippocampus, an area of the brain that Zanjani calls “the memory muscle.” Past research has shown that people with Alzheimer’s disease show shrinkage in this brain region. In the study, MRI’s revealed that the moderate drinkers had greater hippocampal volume than abstainers — further evidence that alcohol does, in fact, shield this part of the brain. Although wine tends to be the favored alcoholic beverage among older folks, past research has shown no difference in the mental benefits of beer, wine, or liquor, noted Zanjani. But keep in mind: Although a daily glass of booze may boost your brain, a daily six-pack will not. “All of these improvements actually reverse when people drink more than three drinks per day,” cautioned Zanjani. Over-imbibing may actually accelerate mental decline over time, she said.

And even though moderate alcohol intake — that is, two or three drinks per day — was linked to improved memory, Zanjani is not ready to recommend exceeding the standard one-drink-a-day advice. “We constantly recommend that people not consume more than one drink a day,” she told Yahoo Health. “So when we actually find benefits for the moderate level, we’re pretty surprised.” In fact, downing more than one a day is generally considered “a little bit dangerous” from a disease perspective, Zanjani said. But this study suggests that the key may simply be to avoid abusing alcohol — at least when it comes to preserving your memory. “As long as you don’t get intoxicated and stop doing the things you need to do, drinking alcohol seems to be OK,” she said.”

I’m wondering if it actually is the alcohol that improves episodic memory, or the fact that most would be drinking with friends, and telling old stories as they enjoyed the libations.  Therefore, it could be the “social” activity that keeps the memory healthy.  I’m taking no chances.  I’ll drink with friends, and tell stories, too.

You know you drank too much if you have to wait until your court appearance to find out what the hell happened that night.
[Bad Government] What a pitiful excuse we have for government in the Keys. The big population centers vote in commissioners that do not even live or work in the communities they supposedly represent. Only Danny and Heather seem to give a whit about the lower keys beyond their constituency boundaries. The BOCC meetings are held when most working people cannot attend and be heard. What democracy? Banana republic is more like it. I am voting for Eleanor if for no other reason than she can relate to the working person and others that are not wallowing in cash
[“I accept full responsibility“] Empty words from Governor Scott about his company’s multi-million dollar Medicaid rip-off. If he accepts full responsibility he wouldn’t have taken the ‘Fifth’ and would have paid back the millions his company stole.
[“The way we were “] How about Island Jim’s on the curve in Big Pine? Coco’s Cantina on Summerland where Dion’s is now? Big Pine Coffee Shop (same place as the restaurant now). Baltimore Oyster House on Big Pine. Reefs were alive, water was blue, you could see 100′ down past the reef most any calm day. You could get conch and make conch salad on the beach. Turtle Burgers and Jewfish sandwiches at Fisherman’s Café. Cowries on the seawalls (haven’t seen one of those in years). The Holt Brothers, Diamond Lill’s on Bif Coppitt, The Pacific Orchestra, Full Moon Saloon’s cracked conch. Such good times with great memories. I love reading everyone’s posts.
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Whoever has the voodoo doll of me, can you please scratch my butt? Thanks, I am in public and cannot do it myself
[Joke Friday] “Things that go bump” During a funeral the pallbearers accidentally bump into a wall and hear a faint moan. They open the casket and find out that the woman is actually alive. She lives for 10 more years a Juggling Test. A juggler, driving to his next performance, is stopped by the MCSO.
“What are these matches and lighter fluid doing in your car?” asks the cop.
“I’m a juggler and I juggle flaming torches in my act.”
“Oh yeah?” says the doubtful cop. “Lets see you do it.”
The juggler gets out and starts juggling the blazing torches masterfully. A couple driving by slows down to watch. “Wow,” says the driver to his wife.  “I’m glad I quit drinking. Look at the DUI test they’re giving now!”
[“The way we were”] Anybody remember the Long-Hair Ranch on Big Pine? We had a “painter” who hired some kid who lived there to paint the high stuff on our house, while the painter was the one who was really high working on the low stuff. One night I agreed to take the kid/helper home to the ranch. It was interesting as the guys there were kind of hanging out around an open air large chickee hut and staring at this stranger in a car. I thought maybe I’d stumbled into Jonestown. I got out alive and the kid showed up the next day for some more high painting. The “painter” would occasionally get nervous and go home to smoke a joint and drink some Cuban coffee and come back more nervous than before. He was really a damned good painter, but had a little baggage, and he wasn’t flying in the literal way. Those were the days. And then there was the very talented “carpenter” who drank a little too much …
[Cudjoe’s Trash Mountain] My understanding from FDEP is that the County does an excellent job taking care of the landfill (mountain), but if you have concerns and or complaints contact FDEP at 305-289-7072 or Rosa Washington, Solid Waste Administrator.
Of course the morning doves have taken over. The ring neck doves are late sleepers. The morning doves wake up much earlier than the ring necks. If you get up at sunrise you can see a lot of morning doves. Early bird catches the worm. Morning doves are not slackers. Early to bed, early to rise.
[Rick Scott] Since when did not answering anything beside his name in a fraud case in a deposition make someone a “straight talking” individual? I call that an evasive sneak in real world terms. Rick Scott is as far from a straight talking politician as one can get.
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shot and a beer
What has more carbohydrates,
an ounce and a half of whisky or a 12 ounce can of diet beer? I believe they both have the same number of calories–100.
For sure, as yesterday’s poster noted (and his photo revealed), nasty yellow leachate spews from the Cudjoe Landfill into sanctuary waters after even moderate rainstorms. Incredibly, the flapper valve — the device that is supposed to at least reduce runoff of leachate through the leachate outfall culvert (yes, that’s the official name on the engineering drawing) rusted out more than a year(s) ago (sandbags were put in several months by DEP as an interim measure) allowing unfettered runoff of the toxic material into surrounding sanctuary waters. It’s not a secret — it’s just hidden from public view. Aside from Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, or a certain commissioner, a day or so after even a moderate rain anyone could see the nasty, ugly water in the pool below the leachate outfall culvert pipe. The outfall culvert pipe is mere meters from the mangroves and is less than 75 yards from open water. Water quality — what an oxymoron with Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System!
[Joke Friday] The sheriff sees Billy Joe Bob walking down the street buck naked except for his cowboy boots.  The sheriff said, “Billy Joe Bob, what you doing walking around town naked like that?”  Billy Joe Bob said, “Well sheriff, it’s like this.  Me and Betty Sue was sittin’ on the porch swing and started to kissin’ and pettin’ and she said, ‘Billy Joe Bob, let’s go out to the barn’.  So we did.  Then she said, ‘Billy Joe Bob, Let’s go up to the hay loft’, so we did.  Then she commenced to take off all of her clothes and told me to get naked too, so I did.  Then she said, ‘O.K. Billy Joe Bob, go to town’.  So I did.”
Some people think Summerland Key was a real island. Others believe that the canals and islands they live on today looked like they do 100 years ago. Wait until they find out they are living on fill!
[Rick Scott] According to PEER, Gov. Rick Scott is campaigning with a “Keep Florida Beautiful Plan”, with the promise to “start hitting polluters and bad actors with tougher penalties.” That’s the political BS, here are the facts:
• Environmental enforcement actions are at an historic low, with penalty dollars at a record low.
• Today, DEP takes in less than 10% in fines compared to 2010 before Scott took office.
• Nearly 50% of wastewater facilities have been in violation of standards for over 7 years.
• Despite a requirement of prompt enforcement, 113 wastewater facilities are listed at least 11 times for effluent violations with no enforcement action taken.
• The wastewater permit system is built upon prompt and accurate self-reporting, but more than half of violations involved non-reporting and more than a quarter admit their effluent exceeds pollutant limits.
EPA is supposed to step in if DEP fails to take timely enforcement action against 95% of facilities in “significant non-compliance”. Obviously, they are not doing their job either.
“Looking at this data, people can stop wondering why our waters are increasingly afflicted by toxic algal blooms,” stated Florida PEER Director Jerry Phillips. He noted that many of the worst offenders are municipal sewage treatment plants, but others are corporate operations of DuPont, Georgia-Pacific, Tropicana, and Coronet Industries. He further says, ”Because permit conditions are not enforced, Florida’s waters are being transformed into an open sewer.”
Now you know one reason why DEP is not enforcing minimum requirements in design or construction of the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System. Do not expect cleaner water as a result of this fubar waste of money and the toilet tax that accompanies it. In elections, toss current Gov. Rick Scott from office for allowing this to continue. He disgraces all Republicans. He disgraces Florida. Support Dump the Pumps, Inc. in their legal battle to have the courts demand a sewer system that will make things better instead of worse. Push the BOCC for no less than deep wells at the Cudjoe treatment plant. DEP has already expressed the opinion in writing that the plant will not be capable of adequately treating even the average permitted flow, and that average flow is understated on the permit by at least 50%. You can easily guess why.
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peter pan flying
Remember Cadillac Jack? That was when No Name Pub was really a happening locals joint. “A great place if you can find it.” The problem with all these memories is in those days I was considered normal. Now they just think I’m a nut. I promise to never ever grow up or give up. This is still the worlds biggest outdoor insane asylum. We are just allowed to walk around unguarded.
Well F.T.R. and  all like-minded truth seekers, a sure sign that you have your liberal foes in a quandary is when they have to begin to resort to that old worn and tired caveat namely the race card, a sure sign that they are desperate for answers, and running out of explanations for their hero’s failures. Things never really change much.
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[“South Florida crime novels”] I don’t like books with recurring characters. They’re too much like watching a weekly TV show. You know what the character will do next. I like a writer with a good imagination and using the same character doesn’t show too much imagination.
veterans day
Key West’s Veterans Day Parade
organizers are looking for military units, veterans’ groups and all other units to march through the streets of Old Town Key West Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. to pay tribute to America’s veterans, past and present, during the city’s annual Veterans Day Parade.

The Veterans Day Parade will travel down Duval Street and everyone is welcome to come cheer on the marching units and pay tribute to service members past and present. Organizations wishing to participate may register or get more information by contacting Sgt. 1st Class Adam Van Natta, (305) 293-5782, or email

[“Land Development”] That is a very early picture of Pine Channel Estates. I worked for Jerry Baker back then.
[“In the old days there were no cops”] I remember back in the day on Big Pine, that if you saw a cop either someone had escaped from the road prison or someone had died.
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fl-state24Last Saturday, Florida State won, 31-27. The game was close all the way. In the closing seconds, Notre Dame had the ball near the Florida State goal line and threw a pass for a touchdown, which won the game. But wait. One of the officials flagged a Notre Dame receiver for offensive pass interference against a Florida State defender. Neither the receiver nor the defender were in the vicinity of where the pass was thrown and caught by another Notre Dame receiver. The guilty receiver and the not-guilty defender were doing the usual tussle receivers and defenders do when the receiver is trying to get open and the defender is trying to keep the receiver from getting open. This kind of interference call is often a judgment call by the refs. The video playback looked like it could have been called either way, and even that the Florida State defender was interfering with the Notre Dame receiver. But the call was made against Notre Dame. But wait. A Florida State defender took his helmet off when the apparent touchdown gave Notre Dame the win. That’s unsportsmanlike conduct, automatic 15- yard penalty, giving Notre Dame another shot at scoring with just a few seconds remaining on the clock. But wait. The officials did not call the obvious foul against Florida State. “Notre Dame was robbed!!!” became the mantra from Notre Dame and sportscasters. The argument rages still.
[“The way we were”] The Lounge and Restaurant at Sugarloaf Lodge. Capt. Chuck Zarzour spinning the music. His 500 lb. marlin hanging in on the wall. Lloyd Goode making sure we were having a good time. Mrs. Goode making sure we ate well. Sugar the dolphin being fed twice a day. The Sugarloaf Punch. One was one to many and one more was never enough. That drink rocked, and then you rocked! One could not stand up after 2.5 punches.
[“South Florida crime novels”] Its only most of them that are lame. Too many people down here have too much time for producing crappy art and books. Hemingway’s short stories are the ones he just never finished because they sucked. Not to say I’m a fan of the ones he did write
The Key West Navy League Commissioning Committee invites you to a Celebration in Red, White, and Blue on Friday, 14 November, 5-8PM, at the Bottle Cap Groove Lounge, 1128 Simonton Street, to honor our local military, veterans, and military support organizations and to support the upcoming commissionings of our Coast Guard Fast Response Cutters.

Don your best patriotic colors and join the fun while we honor our Key West military family.  There will be live music by the incredible Greg Trudeau, free food and desserts, a super raffle, 50-50, Papa’s Pilar Rum, AND celebrity bartenders from our military and local community. Don’t miss the chance to spin the Big Wheel in our great multi-prize raffle.

Donations and tips raised that evening will support the future historic commissionings of U. S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutters being home-ported right here in Key West.

For more information on the event. Events

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How many democrats dose it take to screw in a light bulb? No one knows, they are still waiting for the government to do it for them.
from the right
Part 1) Have you noticed how many CT left field denizens seem stricken with the giggles? Nearly every day, one or more of them feels compelled to tell us the he/she is mightily amused by some governmental action or someone else’s “take” on it. Personally, I find not a damned thing that is funny in government these days.

mexico illegalsPart 2) Something very strange, and potentially sinister is going on in the White House. It has to do with immigration. It’s no secret that Democrats and especially Obama Democrats are fully and absolutely committed to flooding our nation with immigrants, legal and illegal. The left would prefer that the immigrants be legal, but have established work-arounds so as to avoid all those messy and inconvenient laws.

But, there are tens of millions of American voters who object to that notion. Their objections range from rage to annoyance. But they do object. Many of the chattering political class are afraid to take a stand on the issue for fear of being labeled a “bigot” or a “racist.”

With the mid term elections upon us, and Obama as a very lame duck, Obama actually has a very unique opportunity to open floodgates of immigration by executive order. And by so doing realize his dream. He could not do that prior to the election because of the massive backlash that would follow. But immediately after the election, Katy Bar The Door!

There are reliable reports that Obama is dead set on granting massive amnesty by executive order. White House press flacks don’t even bother to deny it, they simply dodge the issue. But, the Obama admin has sent out a request for bids for a minimum order necessary to print 4 million such green cards per year, vendors must have the capacity to produce materials for a “surge” of 9 million IDs in 2016. The RFB describes “”100% polycarbonate solid body card stock with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and holographic images embedded within the card construction substrate layers, card design service, and storage.”   For perspective, it is reported that in 2011 about one million green cards were issued.

Obama’s intentions are really scary, if it comes to pass it will wreak havoc on our nation as we know it. It will bring massive competition for the few jobs that we are creating. The CBO reports that Obama’s amnesty scheme will drive down wages and will massively increase the entitlement rolls. Everyone’s taxes will go up. It will effectively eradicate the already declining middle class, leaving us with a two class society. The wealthy will not be impacted, their wealth may well even grow because labor costs will plummet and we will be awash in people to sell things to.

I believe Obama’s commitment to be a sinister scheme. Obama is an ideologue who is totally committed to fundamentally changing our Republic. He’s repeatedly told us that. His scheme is to flood our nation with persons who will largely be reliant on government largess.

They will vote Democrat. The two party system will likely become extinct. The checks and balances that it provides will likely disappear.

Few who read this will be able to vote in a Senate race, but you will be able to vote in a Congressional race. Please vote for Carlos Curbelo for US Congress, Governor Scott, and the Republican slate of local candidates. Respectfully submitted: FTR