2012 November

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Citizen’s editor says that they endorsed Romney because orders came down from corporate headquarters. Whether you supported that candidate is not important , but what is really disgusting and typical is that the Keys worst newspaper followed orders from who-knows-where. Very sad as the old Citizen, almost, used to be a credible newspaper. Who else are they schilling for, the Navy? They certainly have not published any letters to the editor, or let Mark Howell do any investigative reporting on the Balfour Beatty deal. Pitiful paper — and fifty cents? Bah!


The world will end in 42 days on December 21st. Max out your credit cards. If the world doesn’t end you’ll be forgiven your debt they’ll be so happy.

Free movies for the military on Veterans Day Link

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Having waned to a crescent, the Moon will pass Venus and Spica in the dawn.

[Hell or High Water] Monroe County is the first county in the state to address the effects of sea level change in its comprehensive land use plan. Three of Monroe’s four hospitals, 65 percent of its schools and 71 percent of its emergency shelters are on properties that — in some spots — would be below sea level given a rise of 1 foot. Scientific models are projecting 3 to 7 additional inches of sea level rise by 2030 in four Florida counties, and 9 to 24 inches by 2060. Without steps to protect buildings and land, a foot of sea level rise would cause an estimated $2 billion in property damage


As we used to say, “Eat the apple and frik the Corps“.  Happy Birthday to us!

The poster condemning Forgotten Felines has reminded me that I have some extra cat food and other items to donate to their thrift store in Marathon. 

All I want to know about the Petraeus affair is when we will we get to see the sex tapes.

[Turtle Soup]  Feds to seek international trade protection for U.S. turtles. Link


Boats share water with marine life, safely. Link

[Pervert] Keys substitute teacher hit with 130 child-porn counts. William Britt, 55, formerly of Cudjoe Key. Link

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[Pervert] Key West substitute teacher arrested!
Name: BRITT, WILLIAM JEROME DoB:08/27/1957 Age:55 Sex:M Race:W
123 Felony Count(s) of 827.071.5
Officer/Agency: CUERVO, MANUEL – MCSO\MAJOR CRIMES UNIT Bond Amount: $0

Madonna makes 54 look good as she strips down during “Human Nature” in Detroit. Link
I went to BPK flea market and I was surprised how many vendors are back. Looking good, and everyone is very friendly. I am glad the Bimini Bay guy (Steve) with my favorite shorts and fishing shirt is back. We missed him for few years.
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TSA cutbacks.

U.S. repatriates 32 Cubans pulled from sea south of Key West “The Coast Guard and our partner agencies will continue to patrol vigilantly to rescue and
repatriate undocumented migrants who take to the sea,” the chief of law enforcement in the Miami area.” Thank you US Coast Guard. Well done, again!

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Who, but his wife and family,  cares if Petraeus had an affair. So what. He’s still a capable general and head of the CIA.

[Howard Livingston] This day has started out wonderfully here in paradise. My espresso is steaming hot and there is not a cloud in the sky. Cynderella is still sleeping but I have her special cup standing by at our coffee machine awaiting her rise. The dogs are with me curled at my feet. I don’t think there is a more calming effect in the world than that of your bare feet nestled around the soft fur of a dog. I don’t know how to describe it but it is wonderful. My Anderson and Gracie get it too because they could be anywhere but they are right here giving dad his feel good medicine for the day.

The annual MOTM just wrapped up and it was so wonderful to see all our Parrot Head friends from all over the country. The weather was perfect and what a great event. Thanks to everyone who came to our concerts at the Casa Marina and The Smokin’ Tuna, we had such a great time and also sold 27 $100 turquoise hats for the kids at Care Camp, which makes us especially happy. Thank you so very much.

Saturday, November 24th Boondocks Ramrod Key. Meet and Greet at 6:30 and show starts at 7:00 PM. Come out and join us for this at one of my favorite tiki bars in the world. The show is free and open to the public. There are a limited number of guaranteed tables that you can reserve for a fee, visit their website


Remembering Veteran’s Day

[Bird Lady Arrested]
Arrest Date: 11/09/2012 Time: 12:41 CAD #: 5806 Offense #:
Name: TOTMAN, MAJA I DoB:05/07/1954 Age:58 Sex:F Race:W
1388 AVE B, BIG PINE KEY, FL 33043
1 Misdemeanor Count(s) of 812.014.3a
Officer/Agency: KWPD, – KWPD Bond Amount: $0

All I know about this woman is that her personal hygiene is non-existent. If you’ve ever stood beside her for 1/2 a second, you’ll know what I mean. Runs or
used to run the wild bird center in BPK.


I can no longer see the Bahia Honda fish cam. It sporadically comes up. The error message reads -Windows media player cant find files. It may have been moved renamed or deleted.- All other things are working on windows media player and everything is installed. However, I am not computer savvy and don’t have time to get to the computer club and don’t know how to fix this. Would you please give some clear directives. Menu > WebCams Live
(Ed: I just click on the link and the video comes up using the camera’s native video viewer. Windows Media Player never comes up. You probably would have to change the default file association, but that’s too difficult to do from this post.)

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[The S**t Southern Women Say] This is so my wife (I mean that in a loving way). Video

Humans are the only creatures on earth that will cut down trees, make paper and then write “SAVE TREES” on them. 

[Stimulus Money] Monroe county will save taxpayers about $170,000 a year. The county recently completed $2.1 million in federal grant-funded projects ranging
from retrofits to county-owned buildings to purchasing hybrid cars. The work resulted in the county saving 1.4 million kilowatts of electricity, 1,708 gallons of
gas and $179,000 in taxpayer money. Blame it on Obama.
Estimated annual savings
Money: $179,000
Electricity: 1.4 million kwh
Gasoline: 1,708 gallons
Carbon output: 992 metric tons


[Secret Plan] If Romney is truly a loyal American he soon will let bygones be bygones and reveal his secret plan to create 12 million jobs so Obama can implement it.

Of course the Democrats won. Look at the economic plans we got from Republican candidates.
Herman Cain. Nine nine nine
Ron Paul. Get rid of money, use gold. .
Rick Perry. Drill for oil.
Newt Gingrich. Trust me, I know everything.
Rick Santorum. Pray.
Michelle Bachman. Get rid of Obama and everything will take care of itself.
Mitt Romney. Cut taxes for people like me.

The upcoming Benghazi hearings are going to be a witch hunt just as the Clinton blowjob hearings were. Don’t any of you read the NY Times, Washington
Post, Newsweek — do you only watch Fox News?

The owner of Murray Energy, the Ohio coal producer famous for making his workers attend the Romney rally has laid off 150 workers. He blamed it
on Obama. What kind of world is this when a prominent republican donor is so pissed off about Obama’s reelection that he retaliates by firing employees?
There is absolutely no economic reason that these workers should be fired today or the day before the election. Papa Johns owner said he is cutting hours
and raising the cost of their product to offset the cost of the ACA. And did donate heavily to the Romney campaign. Other CEO’s are saying they are going to
start laying off people starting with the ones he thinks voted for Obama. Get your pitchforks and torches ready. We having a good old fashioned witch hunt

[Out of Touch with America] Karl Rove’s SuperPAC raised $90,600,000 and none of the candidates it supported won — zero!

The Right wing Internet is abuzz with conspiracy speculation, presented as fact, that General Petraeus‘s affair was made public to discredit him from
testifying before the committee looking into the deaths in Benghazi Consulate this week.

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Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the
Democrat Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush,
which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.
For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack
Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.
And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the
omnibus bill as President to complete 2009 .
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets.
That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending.
After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.
If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.”

[Captain Doom and Gloom] No matter which idiot won, as if winning an election mattered anyway, both were serious mental cases. Both are egomaniacs,
religious bubblers, racist to the hilt, and as far from association of real humanity as you can get. You have to wonder which is worse, a racial anti-everything
American or a religious nutcase who would ask a myth in the clouds how to deal with the Russians! Bar talk is, no sane man would want to be President and
place himself in the cross hairs. It is a damn shame America is in this situation. It only took one-half of one generation to destroy our existence. What is next?
Only your imagination and the twisted dreams of those in power will tell!

The United States of America passed away. I could not have said it better. America took a hit at the polls, those polls that were nothing but a rouge, a spin, a
obnoxious delusion of freedom, and the end to our way of life. It is not Obama’s doing, but those old clans and bankers in old world Europe, who are rejoicing
to our downfall. Within a few years any form of democracy and freedom as we knew will be replaced by a NWO of world totalitarianism and a MIC state. The
Obama’s and Romney’s alike, will be a laughing stock of fodder as will most of us. Life on this rock is over except for the Czars and Kings as it was back
then. Live with it or join them in uniform, there will be no other way.

Barry Goldwater foresaw with eerie prescience the problems with today’s GOP. Link

1. I think FTR is having a Baghdad Bob moment. Remember when troops started to enter Iraq and Baghdad Bob was telling the world it wasn’t happening
and that reality was Iraqi troops were beating back our forces? O.K. now read this excerpt from Fridays FTR diatribe and tell me if you see any difference at
all. “The facts are that the Republican message is gaining strength locally and nationally”. The republican party had millions less in numbers voting
Republican then they did 4 years ago and lost both the Electoral College and the popular vote. If thats gaining strength then I would hate to see a downturn.
So in the FTR world millions of Republicans staying home and not voting Republican and losing the election — is gaining?
2. I like to test myself to see if I can guess the next bit of far right rhetoric. Todays guess is that somehow in todays postings there will be a Republican that will
somehow by some strange logic tie the General Petraeus affair to our President.I could be wrong.
3. Its interesting to see posters blame our President for folks in the hurricane area not having power yet. Heres a newsflash. The power companies are NOT
owned and run by the government. They are private companies. From what ive read 1 company is doing a great job with the damage and 1 company is
doing terrible. Place the blame where it belongs. The private company that sucks.
4. Im glad to read that our President and John Boehner seem very serious about working out differences and I expect they will be able to get things done.
Maybe Im just niave. I was also glad to read that Obama is considering asking Mitt Romney to bring his fiscal knowledge to the table and help us gain more
financial momentum. Hopefully Romney will stay true to his word and help regain bipartisan support.
5. I have to confess. watching Karl Rove meltdown and watching “The Donald” making fools of themselves is entertaining in that the vast majority of
Republicans living in the bubble world of FOX news really thought Romney was going to run away with this election. We remember the strutting and chest
thumping we were reading on here daily about the upcoming demise of our President. Turns out the Presidents policies won out and the rhetoric from the
right turned out to be nothing more then repeated bumper stickers.
We should all Republicans and Democrats demand our government start working together.
As a Democrat I would strongly support a plan where everyone of us rich. poor, black,white, catholic and Jewish all paid taxes. If a person is in a low paying
job they should still pay something. Even a hundred dollars from them would help. Cut out the government paying for babysitting thats where families can help
and cut back on religious deductions and I also think its time for churches to start paying their share of taxes. They use public roads and infrastructure.
People paying their fair share isnt just a Republican belief that many try and pass if off as its an American belief. Thats my humble Democratic view.

I sure am glad we have Fox News and the Drudge Report to keep an eye on them Muslims for us.


Don’t jump out of your pants, but what would be the problem if Obama was a Muslim?

The scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus started with harassing emails sent by his biographer and paramour, Paula Broadwell, to another
woman, and eventually led the FBI to discover the affair. Petraeus decided to quit, abruptly ending a high-profile career that might have culminated with a run
for the presidency, a notion he was believed considering.

Fox News is happily going about it’s far Right Wing Kooks’ imposed mandate to link the Petraeus affair to President Obama in some way.

And Romney was a businessman? Interesting reading for FTR. Link


The GOP has devolved from “The Party of Lincoln” into a catchall for racists, xenophobes, religious fanatics, sexists, un-reconstructed confederates and
survivalists — all manipulated by international corporate interests.

Americans sent a loud and clear message to the Tea Party/Republicans and their focus on hatred, obstructionism, homophobia, divisiveness, lies,
intimidation with fear, and narrow-minded theological mindset, “Not in America.”

[Separation of Church and State] The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter to President Obama asking him to reject the way this country
politicizes religion. The Constitution, which prescribes out the oath in Art. 2, Sect. 1, does not contain the “so help me God” language or require use of a
bible. As FFRF has always done before presidential inaugurations, we are asking President Obama to honor the Constitution on Jan. 21 by omitting that
religious verbiage from the Oath of Office.

[The 47%] Cornel West on the 2012 election and the neglected issue of US poverty. Video

Isn’t it amazing that the GOP and Fox News predicted that Romney would win by a landslide? Dick Morris said he would win by at least 10
percentage points. Karl Rove took $400 million dollars from donors to the campaign and assured them that Romney would win. Romney was supposed to
have been shell shocked when he found out that he hadn’t won. Everyone on Fox News assured its viewers that Romney would win by a big margin. And all of
this was after every poll predicted President Obama would win. Every poll!

People who watch Fox News 24 hours a day and go on only conservative web sites live in a bubble. They hear things repeated over and over and soon start
to believe them. Yesterday FTR said that Obama won by a sliver. Did he miss something? Obama won more than 3 million popular votes and won electoral
votes 332 to 206. A sliver?

Now the election is done. We all move on. Republicans will reevaluate their positions in a changing world. Republicans and Democrats will work together
and we should all be doing the same. We need to stop the unpatriotic nasty stuff and support our President as he faces one of the most difficult times in our
history. That’s the American way.

[“What has the federal administration done in the past 4 days to increase jobs and boost the economy without increasing the deficit and the debt”] Well, let’s
see, they are in the process of closing down any oil exploration on federal lands and of course they own them. Wait, that doesn’t do a darn thing for us.

Republicans, whose big idea for economic growth is to cut taxes for the plantation owners, want to attract minorities. Good luck with that. 
That “America Passed Away ” post was the most pompous piece of crap I have ever seen on the CT. It out FTRed the FTR guy. 
Everyone knows Obamacare isn’t free, that is just more dissemination from the Left. They even think Obama was born in Africa because he’s Black.

Florida congressman and tea party firebrand Allen West lost the election last week to an unknown political newcomer. But don’t tell Mr. west. The margin of
victory is outside of the margin of error for a recount He tried to impound the actual votes and voting machines. This guy refuses to concede until all
provisional and absentee ballots are counted. Meanwhile. The winner is moving on with his new career as a congressman. And Mr. West is one of only 2
black GOP members in the house.

[ America Passed Away “] It’s the Republicans that by-passed American values. Democrats got it right.

From the Right

Part 1) Many Democrats/Liberals are gleefully celebrating what they believe to be the demise of Conservatism as a power player. They couldn’t be more
First, look at the stats. When all is said and done, Obama won by only about 2% of the popular vote. In the last 4 years his popularity has plummeted. In ’08
he garnered over 3 times as many votes as he did in ’12. While it’s true that fewer votes were cast in ’12. Even that is revealing. The Dem/Liberal/Obama
brand is on the skids. Especially when you consider the fact that in the ’12 election, by 6 to 1, fewer folks voted Dem than voted Rep in ‘08.
We can’t escape the fact that Obama, as the incumbent, should have won by a landslide. Obama is the darling of most of the media, he had the bully pulpit,
and he flitted around our nation on the public dime in AF 1. He should have crushed Romney in the popular vote, but he didn’t.
The Reps/Conservative candidate, Romney, lost for a number of reasons. First and foremost he was out campaigned. There’s no doubt about that. His
campaign was righteous early on not go nuke with negative ads, but it cost him mightily. As a result Romney spent most of the rest of his campaign trying to
change the optics that Obama had spread. There are reams of other reasons, not excuses, reasons for the loss. But the loss is behind us. Nonetheless we
must realistically appraise and reevaluate.
One of our biggest failures was to properly present the Rep/Con positions on issues that are of interest to voters of Latin heritage. Especially Americans of
Cuban descent. Those folks by and large are both socially and fiscally conservative. Historically they have tended to support Republican candidates and
principles of governance. Romney and by extension, the Republican party, failed that constituency by its stubborn refusal to bend on the issue of illegal
immigration. The Rep/Con stand was and is one of “no amnesty”. Our mantra has been “get “em out and keep ‘em out.” That stand may have cost us the
election. A humane and more logical position would be to strongly enforce our borders but to also provide a pathway to legalizing the status of long term
illegals who are of long term residency in the US and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship. The children of that set of persons should also be included.
Amnesty is a dirty word in many Rep/Con circles but if it were to be carefully crafted and strongly enforced it be good for America and it would be politic.
We have to revisit our stand on issues most close to women. While married women preferred Romney to Obama we still must revisit reproductive issues.
Most Rep/Cons are strongly of the belief that abortion is morally impermissible except in certain very limited circumstances. But most of us believe that the
ultimate decision rests with the mother. Most of us believe that abortion for the convenience of the mother is the taking of a human life, but we regretfully
acknowledge that that decision should not be regulated by law. On the other hand, nearly all of are firmly committed to the prohibition of paying for abortions
with tax dollars, except in very limited circumstances.
The Rep/Con’s Presidential rooky bench is loaded with talent. There are rapidly growing numbers of high profile Conservative young women and men of
Hispanic ancestry, and of various other non-Anglo heritages who are now in high profile public service.
Finally, in keeping with left field dicta and political strategy, they must demonize us. They cannon control themselves, they are hard wired to slash and burn.
The current en-vogue liberal shibboleth is that the Rep/Con’s are mostly “angry old white men”. The stats prove otherwise, but it is the Rep/Con duty to the
nation to convince all voters to the contrary.

Part 2) The fall out of the stunning resignation of General Petraeus is just beginning. It sure appears that the fall out will be radioactive to the Obama admin.
Just yesterday we learned that Petraeus extra marital affair was pretty much an open secret. We learned that Team Obama is claiming that the FBI
“stumbled” on the affair while monitoring Petraeus’s emails. Their party line is that the FBI was snooping because of “security concerns”. History is replete
with “stumbles” by the FBI. But, in this instance the hoops that the FBI had to jump through to go after Petraeus’s were many and each was a fierce ring of
fire. The FBI could not have gone after Piraeus’s e-mails unless they were specifically ordered to by Obama himself. We can take from that that the
investigation had been long running. Now we have to ask how long and why did it get started. As of now there is no answer to that. The single biggest
question is why did he resign suddenly only days before his scheduled Congressional testimony?
There had to be some single near earth shattering event which pushed Petraeus. Certainly he is not afraid of the act of testifying, he’s skilled at it. Certainly
he is a man used to physical danger and Machiavellian politics. Certainly he is well versed in the facts around the Bengasi fatal screw-up.
We know that he specifically denied that it was the CIA that turned down Bengasi’s pleas for help. When he said “CIA” you can be certain that he meant
General David Petraeus. Those words were a denial of personal responsibility and suggested that he had been stopped from acting to attempt rescue. You
have to ask yourself who forbad the CIA from dispatching assets for a rescue. Who other than Obama himself has that power? As of now, that’s about as far
as we can go.
There is strong reason to believe that Obama was the moving force in his startling resignation, but as of now we can’t prove it, and as of now we can only
speculate why he quit. None of the most obvious scenarios bode well for Obama. Both Freud and Bubba Clinton famously said: “sometimes a cigar is just a
cigar”. While that’s true, this doesn’t even smell like a cigar.


Part 3) Saturday Night Live: Polling has revealed that Obama was elected largely because of support by college students and the unemployed. So
Obama became President the same way that Budweiser became the king of beers.