Comments by 1Paradiselost

Written on Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law:

I'm just taking COPWATCH's lead. He's right, The rules are here for everyone, not just for those who feel the rules don't apply to them.

Next time you post, please look above your screen name, the rules are right there.

"You agree not to post comments that are "off topic"

Your last comment is off topic! The paper has NOT stopped your first amendment rights!

It's simple, stay on topic! When you own your own newspaper, then you can make the rules.

Time for you and others to catch that cow.

Back to subject.... Concerning Obamacare,

I am going to ask this question again.

Why would anyone support a system that allows free loaders to go into any hospital and not have insurance coverage?

In turn, YOU & I have to pay higher rates to cover all the freeloaders!

As a Republican, it's a basic principle of the party platform,

Tell me why You DON'T support (as Reagan would say)

"Personal Responsibility"? After all, It's a Republican idea

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How about this rule..... "Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them". "You agree not to post comments that are "off topic"!!!

Do you agree with that rule also?

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Mr K.

Your dealing with a group of hypocrites who are busting your stones. The sole mission of this group is to take up space and to misinform the readers of this newspaper.

Keep posting YOUR thoughts! All you will get from them is "Cut and Paste". These people have "No original thoughts"; and when pressed, do not have the intelligence to form an educated response. Instead, they paste some right wing garbage unrelated to the subject at hand, to misdirect your thoughts and confuse.

As an example, they don't even know what their party's political platform is.

I have noticed even for supposedly "Good" Republicans, they have no idea what "Personal Responsibility" is!

Which, BTW is the number one issue conservatives stand for!

So Mr. K don't feel bad, some are just too lazy to read both sides of an argument or to have the intelligence to formulate an opinion based on their OWN thought process.

What you have here is no better than a ventriloquist putting the words in the dummy's mouth. (Told by others what to say, NO original thought!)

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Here is the problem we all have AS taxpayers due to Obamacare. You can rant all you like, however OBAMACARE IS LAW according to the United States Supreme Court. If they signed up 5 million or 9 million, what's the big difference, really?

Until the court overturns the law it will continue to be the law in this country. We need to learn how to deal with this as adults, Democrats, Republicans and as taxpayers.

I understand Republicans complaining,

However complaining is NOT a policy!

Until Republicans can come up with an plan to replace Obamacare, it will continue to be the law.

Just imagine how popular Republicans would be after 25 million people lost coverage without a alternative.

I am going to ask this question again.

Why would anyone support a system that allows free loaders to go into any hospital and not have insurance coverage?

In turn, YOU & I have to pay higher rates to cover all the freeloaders!

As a Republican, basic principles of the party platform,

Tell me why You DON'T support (as Reagan would say)

"Personal Responsibility"?

Written on Letter to the Editor: Supports the Marriott expansion:

It's an insult to all the residents of this island to have OUR city hall named after a liar.

It's also in insult to hear recommendations from a self serving resident. Who's only concern is to to fatten his own wallet at the expense of his neighbors.

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Please notice all the car counters on Collier Blvd. Those are the black rubber strips crossing the road. Someone is doing a traffic study counting how many cars go over the Smokehouse Bay bridge.

Has someone in the CITY already decided that they are going to spend our money and replace a bridge without public input? The current bridge received a score of 81 out of 100 from the Florida state department of transportation.

The bridge is NOT Functionally Obsolescent, and could be repaired for a fraction of the 7 million, the cost of a new bridge.

Quality Enterprises should NOT be hired... Mr. & Mrs. Taxpayer just look at the condition of the roads they paved on Marco during the STRP. The work they do is anything but quality!

To replace the bridge should cost no more than 3 to 4 million! You have TWO 80 Foot Spans, or $38,888 a foot @ 7 million dollars. The new Jolly bridge was 3,600 feet or $6,388 for foot.

Why so much money? Is the new bridge paved with gold?

WHY is the city going to disturb the traffic flow for the next year or so, creating detours and addition traffic congestion. What happens if The Marriott is allowed to expand, what happens then?

Come on guys, after 6 years of digging up the streets due to the STRP, don't you think it's time to give the residents a break?

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Tom,

I like you! You're honest! You post your OWN comments and don't rely on "Copy and Paste".

The article I found was from an IRS report. Seeing we are all Americans and pay those government employees. I thought It might be of some use to someone who MIGHT be interested.

Not everybody has closed their minds when it comes to information.

I was always taught that when we stop learning we stop growing. It's always good to read what others have to say, that's how we learn and reason.

You and I don't have to agree on this subject. But learning starts when we're young and hopefully it continues until we expire.

Happy Holidays.

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in response to Tom_Massie:

1P,

Do you really think that anybody is reading your litany of blogs?

Inhale...exhale....relax....Inhale.....
exhale.....relax......maybe the anger will subside! Good luck.

Tom Sr.

You just did! It was an interesting article, something that I suspected for a very long time!

Tom, and all the bloggers, Please Have a safe and Happy Easter!

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PART 3

Beck, through a spokesman, declined to comment, as did Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates Beck’s show as well as Hannity’s and Limbaugh’s. FreedomWorks, Hannity, Levin and Limbaugh either could not be reached or would not respond to requests for comment.

Defenders of the contracts cast them as a happy blend of common cause and shrewd advertising, which was on display during Levin’s show on Tuesday.

“I’ll never give up on the American dream and neither will my friends at the Tea Party Patriots,” Levin told his listeners. “Pursue your American dream, join the Tea Party Patriots at TeaPartyPatriots.org.”

A spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots declined to discuss the cost or strategy behind the advertising campaign, which began running last summer, and downplayed its significance.

“We’re just advertisers on a radio show,” said Scott Hogenson. “It’s like people buying advertising space on POLITICO. It’s the same thing.”

But Genevieve Wood, an official at Heritage, said her group’s talk radio sponsorships provided a huge benefit.

“A lot of folks around the country learned about Heritage and that you could become a member because of Rush and Sean,” she said, explaining the group ended its contracts because they had run their course. “Even McDonald’s doesn’t advertise consistently, year after year, week after week.”

There’s little analogue for the phenomenon on the left. Liberal talk radio lacks major audience and financial support. And there’s currently relative ideological uniformity on the left, where no robust protest movement is seeking a mass channel to circumvent more established liberal or Democratic communications organs.

“That kind of internecine warfare isn’t happening on the left. I haven’t seen any evidence of it. Or, if it is, it’s not well funded,” said Thom Hartmann, the leading light of progressive talk radio. His advertising roster includes outfits targeting wealthy liberals, like an organic winemaker, as well as some of the same commercial companies that advertise on conservative talk radio — computer security firms and gold coin sellers — but no advocacy groups or candidates. “Progressive candidates, progressive groups — they don’t traditionally buy advertising on progressive shows, and I think the reason why is they know we’re singing their song anyway.”

The money: A gold mine

Talk radio is seen on the right as a fundraising gold mine that can steer hundreds of thousands of loyal listeners and would-be donors to the websites of the advertising groups and those of their endorsed candidates, credit cards at the ready.

It seems you educated folks are getting a sales job. I believe you you have to disclose

"THIS IS A PAID POLITICAL MESSAGE" IS THIS GROUP IN TROUBLE WITH THE FCC?

You can read the rest of the story by clicking on the link below....

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04...

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PART 2

Critics, though, say the deals mislead grass-roots conservative activists, while undermining the credibility of the hosts and the groups.

“People like Beck and Hannity and Rush are nothing without the people who faithfully hang on their every word — I consider that a constituency trust that should be respected,” said former House Majority Leader Dick Armey. He was ousted from FreedomWorks in a bitter feud, but had been chairman when the group signed its contracts with Beck and Limbaugh. “For them to basically sell their influence and say whatever the contract asks of them, it compromises the integrity of the pundit-guru, as it were, and it’s an undignified expenditure on the part of the outfit that’s mining the attention.”

The talkers: From Rush to Rusty

In addition to Beck, at least four other hosts have entered into advertising arrangements of various sorts with tea party groups aiming to upend the 2014 primaries:

(Also on POLITICO: Laura Ingraham joins ABC News)

• Sean Hannity: Heritage began sponsoring Hannity in 2008 and paid $1.3 million in 2011 to a broker to arrange and fund the deal, according to the group’s IRS filings. Last year, Hannity began doing ads for the Tea Party Patriots, lending his name to fundraising drives, hosting its leaders on his radio and Fox News shows, and even using the Fox airwaves to promote the Tea Party Patriots website HannityforSanity.com.

• Mark Levin: The Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity paid at least $757,000 primarily to sponsor his radio show — a sponsorship that covered part of the 2012 cycle, when he joined David Koch and AFP president Tim Phillips in boosting Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. After AFP ended its sponsorship, Levin began doing ads for the Tea Party Patriots, touting its campaign to “fire” House Speaker John Boehner. He also apologized for endorsing Hatch, whom some Tea Party Patriots’ leaders opposed.

• Rush Limbaugh: The Heritage Foundation at the end of January ended its five-year sponsorship of El Rushbo’s show, for which it had paid more than $2 million in some years and more than $9.5 million overall. In 2012, FreedomWorks paid at least $1.4 million to make him an endorser, though it’s not clear that the sponsorship is ongoing.

• Rusty Humphries: While Humphries lost his long-running radio show late last year, he re-emerged last month as a video show host and blogger at The Washington Times and hooked up with a PAC called the Tea Party Leadership Fund. “I got involved when they asked me,” he said of the group, which has paid him $15,500 over the past few months to serve as spokesman for a campaign to support Boehner’s long-shot primary challenger, a local high school teacher. The effort included a February fundraising email declaring “with your support behind him, he cannot loose [sic].”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04...

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I KNEW IT! Listing to FOX and Rush Is an advertizement for the Conservative Network.

"Glenn Beck worked the crowd like a preacher at a rally this month in Louisville, Ky., declaring that God had responded to conservatives’ prayers by sending a slate of tea party candidates to wrest control of the Republican Party from Mitch McConnell.

But there was a more earthly benefit to the arrangement that brought Beck to the rally. It was organized by the tea party nonprofit group FreedomWorks, which had endorsed the candidates — and which has paid more than $6 million in recent years to have Beck promote the group, its initiatives and events"

"The FreedomWorks-Beck relationship is just one example of a powerful and profitable alliance between the conservative movement’s most aggressive groups and the most popular radio hosts. The details of the arrangements are little-known, but they have been lucrative for the recipients, and, in turn, have helped ensure that the groups get coveted airtime from hosts with a demonstrated ability to leverage their tens of millions of listeners to shape American politics. It’s an alliance that helped spawn the anti-establishment tea party and power Republicans to landslide victories in the 2010 midterms. It’s also exacerbated congressional gridlock by pushing a hard line on the budget, immigration and Obamacare, and it is roiling the Republican Party headed into critical midterm elections".

TIMELINE: Evolution of the tea party-talk radio alliance)

"A POLITICO review of filings with the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission, as well as interviews and reviews of radio shows, found that conservative groups spent nearly $22 million to broker and pay for involved advertising relationships known as sponsorships with a handful of influential talkers including Beck, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh between the first talk radio deals in 2008 and the end of 2012. Since then, the sponsorship deals have grown more lucrative and tea party-oriented, with legacy groups like The Heritage Foundation ending their sponsorships and groups like the Tea Party Patriots placing big ad buys".

"The power of the tea party-talk radio nexus will be tested headed into the pivotal 2014 midterm elections. It has already played a key role in boosting tea party heroes like Matt Bevin and Chris McDaniel — both of whom attended FreedomWorks’ Louisville rally and have made multiple appearances on Beck’s shows — in their increasingly bitter long-shot primary challenges to powerful incumbents Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Thad Cochran of Mississippi, respectively".

"The hosts’ stances on candidates and issues usually align naturally with those of the groups.

While their positioning occasionally seems to evolve with their sponsors, there is no evidence of hosts revising their views for paid advertising".

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I was a Republican until all the wackos took over the party. Now, I wonder if my personal hero, Ronald Reagan could ever get elected again? From what I see, Reagan, like myself would be considered to liberal and would not have a chance.

Let's all remember Reagan was elected before Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Since those two outlets became public, Republicans have LOST 5 out 6 national elections. Their power is to feed your insecurities and hate by making your feel superior at the expense of others who don't look or think like you.

These are the same people of the GOP who say they love their country, however chastise 47% of the American population. They would send those same people over their family members to fight in a foreign war. And when one returns from war without legs fighting for their country, Republicans would cut off their veterans benefits. Saying sorry, ExxonMobil needs another tax cut.

How can one be for the right to life laws, however in the next breath you would deny that same person as an adult food?

To many Hypocrites in today's Republican party, They are everywhere even in this newspaper.

They lie to themselves at night while they sleep pretending they are good God fearing people. They should be afraid of God! Sometime later in their lives will be paying a cosmic debt!

If you agree with Rush when he criticize the POPE for saying "we who have so much should give to the poor".

What that say about you?

I refuse to hate a certain portion of society because they have different beliefs and are from a different place on the earth. No I'm not buying the snake oil that the party of NO, the angry haters are selling. I can live with myself, can those of YOU who hate half of America say the same?

And you call yourselves "Good Americans"

Another blogger MIOCENE (PAREIDOLIA) said it better how religion is destroying the Republican Party....

"Both political parties have problems.
With the GOP the problem is that the Jesus Cult runs policy. This has been the case ever since the Reagan Administration.

The GOP's main objective is to Evangelize America. They see every issue through the Bible. That's where this Christian "Act of Love" stuff came from.

You see: If Jesus Christ were here today; he would preach against national borders. He would welcome all the worlds poor to come to America and share it's wealth.

That is why the GOP can't think straight. It is a combination of real Christians who are Christlike; hypocrites who want to put a fence around the United States; while both are shackled by the tenets of Medieval Christianity;

-as they muddy the waters with marriage amendments, personhood amendments, creationism with its 6000 year old Earth, and rolling women's rights back to the Middle Ages. All this garbage is still formost in the minds of the controlling Jesus Cult of the GOP; and everybody knows it.

The GOP will bury itself again; as it did in the last election".

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Keep watching Fox news and listening to Rush! Be happy enjoying your anger.

Life is to short when your powerless to change. It's all about control.

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A party the boos Jeb Bush's comments is a party in turmoil!
I support Jeb's comments. And if given the option would vote for him again.

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in response to Tom_Massie:

1P,
I do not know about you but most people vote for a president to be a LEADER not a FOLLOWER.

We have a leader! You want someone who will use our military at will and bankrupt this nation. Then blame the next guy.

The majority of Americans are tired of helping countries who don't like us. All the while spilling the blood of our sons and daughters. The Republicans lead by Dick Cheney have put this country in debt.

Come on Tom, The majority of Americans voted for the guy twice. Suck it up, let's find someone who can beat Hillary

I think we know the rest of this story!

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You forgot something.... the link.....

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governme...

You wanting me to believe that horse sit is like me posting something from Al Sharptons website.

breitbart? I thought he was dead!

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in response to CopWatch:

Obama has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office

What kind of good American does not know that CONGRESS makes the laws in this country, NOT the president.

Maybe the word "good" does not apply here? Are you an American?

If so, you better go back to school!

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You believe what you want to believe about Obama's statement. I'm not the one who's judgmental before the man speaks

As I have said many times before, If the guy was Jesus Christ himself you would find fault with him.

The bigger AND more recent question is about the white supremacist AKA... the KKK killer.

"The meaning of White Supremacy is the belief, or promotion of the belief, that white people are superior to people of other racial backgrounds and that therefore whites should politically, economically and socially dominate non-whites".

I guess that also means no immigration reform, JEB?

Does that ideology sound like any particular political party in America?

Are you a white supremacist? Does that make you proud?

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Stay on subject! Did you watch the video?

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"The meaning of White Supremacy is the belief, or promotion of the belief, that white people are superior to people of other racial backgrounds and that therefore whites should politically, economically and socially dominate non-whites".

I guess that also means no immigration reform, JEB?

Does that ideology sound like any particular political party in America?

Well does it TOM?

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in response to Tom_Massie:

1P,

It has been very scary for years nothing is new except the players.

Do you really think that Obama's comments about Trevon Martin was not racially motivated? Different player same motivation.

Maybe America will finally open its eyes to this kind of behavior and really try to eradicate it, not just brush it aside and claim it to be freedom of speech.

"Do you really think that Obama's comments about Trevon Martin was not racially motivated"?

No I do NOT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHBdZW...

Listen to the comments with your head, not your political party. The guy is telling the truth. I know you have never lived in the inner city?

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The shooter was a KKK racist, Not much different than those who talk in code about our mixed race president.

Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr... In 1980 he founded the White Patriot Party, which developed from the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

During his time as leader of the WPP, he unsuccessfully sought both the Democratic Party's 1984 nomination for Governor of North Carolina, and the 1986 Republican Party's nomination for a seat in the United States Senate.
In 2006, Miller ran as an independent write-in candidate against republican Congressman Roy Blunt, in the 7th Congressional District of Missouri.

Miller stated during an April 2010 interview with David Pakman on The David Pakman Show that Republican Ron Paul was the only elected official whom he liked. (RIGHT WING RON PAUL)

Authorities told reporters that Miller had shouted "Heil Hitler" numerous times during shooting and arrest.

Is this man much different than those who idolize Hitler and the Third Reich in the blogs of this newspaper?

Those who have no compassion for people who are a different religion and race than themselves? These people who live amongst us are a virus in a civilized society. There numbers have been on the rise 10 fold since the election of President Obama.

The ultimate goal of these groups is revolution and a white race that controls what's remains of society. Call them what you want, Neo-Nazis, White supremacists or Skin Heads.

The meaning of White Supremacy is the belief, or promotion of the belief, that white people are superior to people of other racial backgrounds and that therefore whites should politically, economically and socially dominate non-whites.

I guess that also means no immigration reform, JEB?

Does that ideology sound like any particular political party in America?

VERY SCARY!!!

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NEWS FLASH.......

"Donald Trump speaking in New Hampshire where the crowd booed when he mentioned Gov. Jeb Bush’s recent remarks on Illegal Immigration".

Trump called Bush’s remarks “out there.”

http://freedomslighthouse.net/2014/04...

This is one of the reasons the Republicans will NOT be elected to National office. Independent voters will NOT endorse the right wing agenda.

The Republicans are handing this election Hillary. The party has just trashed the comments of their front runner. Jeb will NOT take his orders from the Donald and the lunatic fringe.

We are becoming the party that complains about everything and does nothing! Who feels it's better to have a witch hut than legislate for the greater need of the American people.

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MIOCENE1..... Excellent comments.... Bravo, Bravo!!

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in response to Tom_Massie:

1P,

Thank you for your attempts to get back on track. But the problem is that the track you are directing us to means little to nothing at this time.

If, by chance, that it does, will mean that this country is in far greater danger from the left wing takers than any of us, except Konman, wishes to hope for.

Tom Sr.

So talking about something that happen in the last century is timely?

I hate to call you on this one but Cubans have voted for Republicans in greater numbers since the 1960's. Jebs wife is Hispanic. She was a good first lady for the state. And would be a wonderful first lady in the White House.

Don't you agree?

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Come on guys your posting the same old stuff you were posting 1,2 3,4 months ago. You made your statement a dozen times before we all know where you stand... AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED!! MOVE ON!

Could someone (AFTER 60 POSTS) comment on Jebs statement on immigration! It is a winner or a loser in your opinion?

Written on Letter to the Editor: Supports the Marriott expansion:

in response to Marco69:

Sounds like you have two brains

One is lost and the other is looking for it

What we have here is a shill blogger. Marco69 has been with us since Sept. 15, 2013. They have 4 posts, all dealing with the Marriott expansion plans.

Here's how it works. State your comments if you disagree with someones opinion, no need insulting them! Your are obviously a plant by the Marriott to drum up support for the project, and most likely don't live here.

I say this for a reason. Why would anyone in good conscience want this island torn up again for the next 3 years? All while dealing with blowing sand, pot holes and the noise of tractor trailers and industrial equipment.

This project WILL (not maybe) do damage to Marco Islands roads and infrastructure.

All while the resident taxpayers pick up the tab for the Marriott's damage to this island. If approved, The Marriott should be required to put 50 MILLION in an escrow account for damages to the Island and it's people.

With all due respect city council, What happened to the residents quality of life issues that are part of the city charter?

Why were you elected? We have put our trust in you, Please do the right thing for us and protect our quality of life.

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in response to Tom_Massie:

Kon is a taker nothing else. His opinion is worth as much as his monthly rent bill.

Other renters do not try to convince others that their way of life is better for everyone else.

There may be fewer takers if the minimum wage was increased, granted, but that would do little to get the baby mills and generational welfare recipients off of welfare. Those are the block voters for the Democrats and nothing will change that.

I will not feel sorry that I feel that that is a travesty and should not be.

Tom Sr.

My father used to tell me that during the great depression in order to receive a check. The government would tell which job site you would be working that week in order to collect.

What's wrong with that? You work you get a check, don't work your on your own! Republicans are in charge of congress, why has someone not brought that idea up for a vote? Or at least bring the subject up for debate?

Those generational baby mills you speak of, How many more would be on the government dole if abortion was made illegal? Is religion running the party?

I know several women who won't even consider voting Republican just for that one issue.

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No need getting personal about someones wealth or living conditions... As a homeowner for the past 13 years, Personalty it less expensive to RENT on Marco than Buy!

I think if the Republican congress approved a hike in the minimum wage and passed a roads/jobs program, maybe there would not be so many takers?

Still waiting for feedback on Jeb's comments on immigration (after 40 posts).. Anyone? It's an issue that will cost Republicans the next election without some type of compromise.

I believe that's why Jeb brought it up for discussion. He does not want to waste his time running unless the far right is willing to bend.

Remember... The road can clearly be seen in front of you. If your willing to observe and listen and not react!

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I'm sure he can't explain. However while he's trying, could you please pass the basket for the parish's new Cadillac fund.

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Miocene.....

You said.. "That is why the GOP can't think straight. It is a combination of real Christians who are Christlike; hypocrites who want to put a fence around the United States; while both are shackled by the tenets of Medieval Christianity".

"The GOP will bury itself again; as it did in the last election".

Thank you!!!! You hit the nail right on the head! Bravo!

MIOCENE,

"I have to admit, your comments are rational and unfortunately make sense".

Tom Sr

Tom, I knew it, There is hope for you,

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in response to Tom_Massie:

1P

As usual a liberal is never wrong. in their own mind, even when you show them that their own words prove the point.

"It is not what Republicans have done for this country it is what the Liberal/Democrats have taken away from this country."

What have they taken away?

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in response to Konfuzius:

"Sorry I feel it's more important to be AN AMERICAN that a REPUBLICAN!"

That is easy to understand. Even for me!
I call that a flash of genius!

After reading some of the bloggers comments it makes you wonder. What's more important, their country or their political party!

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in response to Tom_Massie:

Smile, I needed that!

Thanks for posting a past link. A nice list of Obama's first two years accomplishments. One change, now we have 12 million more American's who have health insurance.

I sure would like to see YOUR list of accomplishment made by our Republican led Congress.

Sorry I feel it's more important to be AN AMERICAN that a REPUBLICAN!

AKA... My Country first, over My political party!

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in response to Tom_Massie:

Wow, you actually said Obama does not have any solutions. Now you are thinking with your head.

Congratulations!

Your thinking with your head?... which one ;)

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Come to grips Tom, Obama is your guy for the next 3 years like it or not! If you don't like the results of the past TWO elections, run better candidates! The party IS NOT doing the people business! There is going to be a backlash, mark my words. Jed is the best chance Republicans have to win the white house.

I also see that congress, the group that makes laws in this country should not be held responsible. Putting party first, NOT your country? Putting blame where it belongs is not part of your politics.

Also thank you for your enlighten responses to your own questions. I guess like Obama you don't have any solutions either.

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All Fox talking points. However what is above is about Jeb Bush and his stance about Immigration.

How DO YOU feel about what Jeb Said?

The questions you ask are just a side bar to the conversation Jeb is having with you and the Republican party.

1)The question you should be asking....

What has congress done to help the economy and put people back to work?

2) As far as Russia is concern....

Is it your stance we should we bomb them back to the stone age? Your thoughts.. (without mentioning Obama).

I hear your complaints, however I hear none of your solutions..... Everything to you is blame Obama! Which is another FOX talking point!

When you have no ideas, blame the other guy! The American people are not buying it anymore. They are not 16 and wet behind the ears, and know BS when I see and hear it!

Tom, Congress make the laws in America, and enforces treaties, NOT the president!

Stay focused, So lets go back and ask you again... You brought it up, and it's a fact, congress makes the laws in America, What has YOUR Republican Congress done thru legislation to help the American economy in the past 5 years?

Also, How DO YOU feel about what Jeb said concerning Immigration?

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Republicans need the independent vote in order to be elected to national office. In the current field for 2016, Jeb is the ONLY voice that will convince independents to vote Republican. Independent's will NOT vote for what they feel is a right wing radical!

This article is about JEB BUSH's Comment.... Earth to TOM, Obama is is not running again! Time to express forward thinking our we will loose again for the 6th out of 7th time!

I agree with a lot of your points. However Obama can't run again.. Turn Fox News off, Keep your eye on the ball or it will get past you, and you will lose the game.

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There is nothing wrong with the current bridge! It was given an 81 out of 100 score by the state of Florida.
Invest $500,000 and fix the seawalls, STOP spending our money like a drunken sailor!

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Mister Ed.. How much has the Marriott paying you under the table?
Your gluttony at the expense of others can be seen by all due to the size of your girth.

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

in response to Konfuzius:

I am pretty sure that the majority of Marco Islander will vote against the Marriott/MassMutual expansion plan.

Unfortunately Mr. K the residents are NOT going to be allowed to vote on it!

If they were it would be a democracy!

As I said above... "This islands politics are not a democracy, it's a dictatorship run by a "backroom" committee" "In The Shade".

The decision HAS already been made to tear up this Island AGAIN. I've lived here to long, They are just waiting for everyone to head north before making the decision official.

The residents are being "Stroked" to make it look like it was a well thought out process. However there is reason for all the the delays. They will use the excuse it's to late to put on this years election ballot. NO REFERENDUM!

For several years to come the residents will be dealing with traffic jams, pot holes and detours, all for Money and the profit of others.

WHERE IS OUR QUALITY OF LIFE?????

AGAIN THE RESIDENTS WILL GET STUCK PICKING UP THE BILL AND DEALING WITH DUST AND DIRT & ANXIETY!

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

in response to Konfuzius:

" Maybe the references you noticed about WW2 Germany above are not to far off base concerning the politics on the island.'

ARE YOU SICK?

Mr. K, Not really!! Think about it!

After all the years you have lived here, Do you truly feel the the leaders of this island (past or present) have listened to it's tax paying residents? This is a subject we both agree on! I have been reading your blogs for years.

This islands politics are not a democracy, it's a dictatorship run by a "backroom" committee "In The shade".

Do I need to give you a list over the past 10 years? The residents of this island have been placed constantly in the back seat when it comes to decisions that effect quality of life issues and their wallets.

If I'm wrong, please tell us when the residents won a battle over the chamber and business over quality of life issues?

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

in response to MrBreeze:

WHERE IS MICA!!!!!!

Your getting a lesson on how things operate here on Marco. Did you ever hear the term, beauty is only skin deep?

MICA.... You mean the group who runs Members Beach? If the beach was truly for Residents, non-paying homesteaded property owners would be able the enter. It's a sham just to collect your money!! Just ask your neighbors next visit.

Try this, Give them a call see what they say.

However be prepared to be disappointed. Maybe the references you noticed about WW2 Germany above are not to far off base concerning the politics on the island.
Money rules here on Marco, NOT it's residents! It's so blatant it's sick. If you question anyone they will tell you "if you don't like it"... "you can move"!

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

in response to CopWatch:

More from the same producer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu2Nqf...

Here is one that won the Oscar for "Short Subject" in 1943.

God Bless America!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzH1ia...

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

This place has been going down the toilet over the past 10 years. Thank you Mr. Trotter for being the voice of reason. So much for the 2001 PUD agreement.

The market goes up another 10% I'm out of here! Marco is has changing to the point of just being another city in Florida!

My blog name says it all... Paradiselost!

Written on Sacher's Town Hall talks Marriott, Rose Marina, beach patrols and obnoxious odors:

in response to laslic:

"Take a drive by the Naples or Ft. Myers treatment plants.... they don't smell at all."
Marco Island's crapp is special and unique!!

Funny, What's not funny, taxpayers are still paying off the bonds for the obnoxious smelling treatment plant.

I don't know why anyone does not talk about this, However we have a rat problem on this island.
I just walked out my front door in daylight and watched one run across my neighbors porch.

In the past two weeks I have killed 6 rats with snap traps. Anybody else notice this problem?

Written on Poll: Three-fourths of US says pot will be legal:

You asked the 54 thousand dollar question....

Written on Poll: Three-fourths of US says pot will be legal:

As any good Republican, who can argue we believe in less government, less regulation, then why is marijuana still illegal?

Right now all the money earned by illegal marijuana sales goes to black market dealers both foreign and domestic who don't pay ANY federal taxes.

Some in the inner city find it's more lucrative to sell drugs then to get a real job. Kids just out of high school making over 100k a year dealing. Then those same kids/people apply for food stamps and welfare benefits due to the lack of legitimate employment.

The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. Nixon's war on drugs, has been a total failure! The incarceration rate in the United States of America is the highest in the world. As of 2009, the incarceration rate was 743 per 100,000 of national population (0.743%).

While the United States represents about 5 percent of the world's population, it houses around 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Imprisonment of America's 2.3 million prisoners, costing $24,000 per inmate per year, and $5.1 billion in new prison construction, consumes $60.3 billion a year in budget expenditures.

Here is the history from the pre 1850's to the present time. It's time for Americans to come to grips that the current drugs laws just don't work. We as a county should try something different.

"The legal history of cannabis in the United States relates to the regulation of marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes in the United States".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_hi...

Written on Sacher's Town Hall talks Marriott, Rose Marina, beach patrols and obnoxious odors:

Take a drive by the Naples or Ft. Myers treatment plants.... they don't smell at all.

Would you buy a house around Rose Court? The residents in that area have a valid complaint. If something is not done soon the neighbors should hire a attorney to get some answers.

So what's the problem with the Marco Islands treatment plant?

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