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Open Letter to the Left

We all have friends and relatives that reside on the far left end of the political spectrum. Talking to them is hard, almost impossible. Facts, reason, and logic hold no sway. It is all about emotion. I feel for them. I see them in the streets calling for violence, wearing ridiculous hats and costumes making them look like body parts best not seen in public. They cannot accept loss because they have never had to accept it before. They have been sheltered by the false beliefs of their superiority.

So, instead of writing to a specific far left progressive liberal after seeing their Facebook post, I decided to write an open letter to all of them. Please feel free to forward.

I was under the impression that when we discussed ‘fake news’ and how we should refrain from posting it that you were going to include yourself in the group that should refrain from posting fake news.

Through all your postings you have yet to point to anything that President Trump has done that is outside of what he promised that he would do. These pledges garnered him well over the number of Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency, as described in the US Constitution. I only mention this, so you will not have to waste time with the popular vote fallacy, and I will not have to spend time with the number of illegal aliens that voted in California, and in other states, as proved by the recount you and Jill Stein demanded.

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It’s Morning Again in America – Again

Mr. Trump Goes to Washington

Last night, the Sun set around 6:20 PM EST and rose less than 3 hours later, shortly after 9:00 PM EST. It was Morning again in America. “It’s Morning again in America,” is a phrase that was first used in an ad by Ronald Reagan in 1984. Last night it was a feeling invoked by President Donald J. Trump.

In his first address to Congress, the President was nothing if not presidential. Something, they said he could not be. Once again, Trump has proven them wrong.

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Appeasing the Left – Place the EPA in Charge of Immigration

Using Flint to Spark an Idea

How much lead is a bad thing? According to the EPA, five parts per billion is “cause for concern.” Meaning that in a billion molecules of water, if 5 of them are lead you have a problem. In Flint, Michigan that number rose to a frightening 27 parts per billion. Flint’s water was deemed undrinkable. So, what does this have to do with immigration? Trust me, as always, I’ll get there.

Choose Choice – School Choice up for Debate

As we just celebrated School Choice Week, which included stalling on approving Betsy DeVos to run the Dept. of Education, I figured that I should chime in. Now to some of you, part of this will be something you have read before as it is something that I posted on Facebook many months ago. For those of you who did not see it, this will be brand spankin’ new.

Education is one of those hot-button topics. Everyone has an opinion about it. I have many.

I Do Solemnly Swear

Taking the Oath of Office

Taking the Oath of Office

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”– Oath of Office, US Constitution, Article II, section 1, paragraph 8.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.    –Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence.

Today is Inauguration Day, and Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office as our 45th president.  It is a ceremony that signifies a peaceful transition of power not available to the 90% of the rest of the planet.

Foreclosing On Obama’s Legacy

With the end nearing, Obama’s frustration shows.

Lis Pendens Served

The housing market topped out in late 2006 and then the bubble burst sending home values into freefall. In 2007 and 2008 when we were looking for a house to purchase it was not surprising that the vast majority of the homes we saw were foreclosures.

Many of the foreclosures we saw were left in ruins. No appliances, even the

Foreclosure for Obama's legacy

Foreclosure for Obama’s legacy

hot water heaters were taken. Not one piece of drywall was left intact and in some, bags of cement were flushed down the toilet. Some people who lost their homes were angry when they left. Not only did they turn out the lights they took the light fixtures and ripped out the wiring as well.

Barack Obama will be leaving office in just a few days there will be tears shed. Some out of sadness, many out of joy. Before he leaves, Obama will rip the plumbing out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Because This Matters explains how stuff works

Minimum Wage, Dollars, and Sense

The minimum wage, always a hot topic. Today we explain why government shouldn’t be involved.

In 1508, Pope Julius II hired Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

“Now Mike, last month Mario and Luigi painted the outside of the chapel.

Because This Matters explains how stuff works

BTM is taking apart and explaining the issues.

To save some money, I purchased paint rollers and large 8-inch brushes at a sale they were having at Walmartio. I want you to use the same rollers and brushes when you do the ceiling. You will, of course, reduce your equipment fees accordingly. As well, I will be paying you the same exact wage as I paid Mario and Luigi. All painters get the same.”

Michelangelo was speechless. Not only did Michelangelo not speak English, nor go by the name of Mike, but he was extremely insulted to have been placed in the same category as ordinary house painters. Not that there is anything wrong with painting houses for a living, that is just not what Michelangelo did. Nor did he see any way to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel using the equipment Pope Julius was going to force him to use.

Pope Julius was very wise and very powerful, but Michelangelo did not have any confidence in this painting system of broad strokes and did not like having all painting jobs treated equally.

Five hundred years later the broad strokes of government trying to force equality still do not work, nor will it ever.

Getting Schooled on the Electoral College

Confused by the Electoral College? Walgreens run out of safety pins? Read on, get ready to amaze your friends with new found knowledge.

Every four years Americans go to the polls to elect the President of the United States.

Well, not exactly.

Can the Electoral College be made smarter.

Can the Electoral College be made smarter?

Every four years Americans go to the polls to elect Electors that will then vote upon and elect the President of the United States.

It is called the Electoral College and to everyone but political strategists, news anchors, and political junkies it is murky mumbo jumbo.

New PSL Council – New Direction – New Hope for the City

With each election, hope springs eternal.

Monday, November 21st, 2016 is the day the new Port St Lucie City Council members get sworn in. Congratulations to the three that won their elections.

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The rule of three tells us that things that come in threes are more effective and satisfying.

Jolien Caraballo briefly served as a councilwoman during Ron Bowen’s suspension. She is the business manager for a local, high-end spa. Caraballo first ran for this position four years ago. Eventually, Ron Bowen won the seat. This time around, Caraballo handily beat Bowen in the August primary. As there were only two candidates, there was no need for a November election. I had the pleasure to meet her on the campaign trail four years ago. She is smart, not afraid to dig into the details and ask questions and thinks outside the box.