There are many arguments for and against the new facility. However, the fact remains that Councilors were elected to office by promising a "referendum" on the issue. Period! If you like the center as it is ; you can keep it. Period. Those who support the facility must be ready to pay higher taxes. All the numbers and figures being thrown around irresponsibly are not reflecting the truth. The totally incompetent persons in charge of running the facility now must be removed from their jobs and a new and competent management must be hired to replace them. Referendum first!
REFERENDUM is not only necessary but it is mandated. Let the Islanders vote before spending any money on this project. Let the private sector build a facility.
He was a unique and extremely nice individual.It was my honor to know Dave.May he rest in peace.
His being "gay" is a matter of his personal choice. Being a "turn-coat" is another matter. He should never hold ANY public office.
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No but he and his buddies drank the Kool Aide....OBAMA is a pathetic liar, he is totally clueless, stupid and out of his league...What a disaster for the country.
Marriott will build their addition and it will be very good for the Island. Notice; it is only three bloggers filling this page. You know who they are; non-contributing, useless members of society otherwise known as "leaches" who use every facility the Island offers without contributing a minute of their time. Non-volunteers who criticize everything; work for nothing and think they already died and arrived in "paradise.". Marco Island needs the Marriott and Rick has been a great friend to many organizations on the Island. ajm3s and Wmissow; I urge you to blog and let us know what you have ever contributed to this Island other than your feces into the new sewer system and unbearable bad breath?
No one has been able to prove to me or to any US Court that being asked to present a proper ID before casting a valid vote is "suppressing minorities" or anyone else for that matter. No ID/No Vote. If you do not have a valid ID; get one. If you can't get one for a valid reason; ask someone to help you get one. Otherwise, YOU CAN NOT VOTE. Fraudulent votes cost elections and elections have consequences. The present clueless man is a good example.
The same few; the usual suspects; always against progress; always against something. Here is the bottom line; Marriott will build their expansion, it will be good for the Island. If you don't like it, there is Collier Boulevard, there is the bridge, get going. Thank you Marriott for being a good neighbor, great business and excellent contributor to our Island. These misfits who blog here (except for Ed) are a bunch of useless people who contribute nothing to our Island. They are "users" and "blood suckers" always after a free lunch... Thank you Rick; thank you Marriott organization. Actually, just to get in the collective faces of these useless people; DOUBLE the size of the project!
Enough BS from people who don't live on the Island; who live here with blinders on; zealots and mush-brains.I am with Fred in this one, all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.Shutting down a business on Marco Island is unacceptable at any level.Keep up the good fight Fred... You will certainly win this one.
A true American hero. May he rest in peace.
The worst President and the worst Administration ever!
It is time to abolish MICA. Marco Island is now a City governed by a City Council. This may be the landmark case that will take MICA down forever. Please support Fred in this case against anti-business dictatorial forces of MICA, an unelected body of condo-commandoes on streoids.
Referendum or nothing! Wake up Marco Island. This is not the final cost. Don't let Brian Milk and some members of the council fool you!
A totally thankless job. He did his best.And please do not bring the name "Souza" up ever again. Look forward not backward.Maybe we will wake up and elect a Mayor next time.
Klaus, why can't you keep your mouth shut for a change. You never know what you are talking about; you can't spell if your life depended on it; your education level is below kindergarten. Yet, you have to say something about everything!
What a joke! Fire everyone at the Parks Department. They are an unnecessary expense to the taxpayers.
Anyone who expects this newspaper to report anything correctly should have their head examined. Klaus, you need immediate medical help.
Talk about offending the British! Barack Husein sent the bust of Winston Churchill from the White House (a State gift from England to the USA) back to England. Why? Because he thinks the British are "colonialists". Barack Husein, a one term President is a clueless, culterless, brainless community organizer. Nothing more, nothing less.
Romney wins in a landslide. For Klaus who does not understand, speak or write English well; that means Obama is history on November 7!
Why anyone takes this German refuse seriously beats me! He is not a citizen, can't vote in the elections, yet due to his historical experience sees a dictator in the making and calls him GREAT.
Biden is the biggest joke and a village idiot since Jimmy Carter. Who cares what he says. They'll put y'all back in chains. Ryan will sweep the floor with him. Can't wait to see that debate!
1Paradiselost:"So where should this paper get it's news source...FOX? Or should they get it from right wing nutjobs like Karl Rove or yourself?"
You got that right. You must be a leftist nutjob. Your Kool Aide is waiting. A clueless and helpless arrogant man like Obama will always depend on a Kool Aide drinking nutjob like you. You must have lost more than paradise!
What an unfortunate article. This paper has been in the bag for Obama for a long time. It must not be easy to be No. 2 in a small market. Romney was 100% correct in what he said. He stands by his words. Obama stinks as the Middle East burns. Foreign policy is a foreign word to this useless President.
1Paradiselost. You have air flowing between your ears. You are as clueless as Obama. I have two words for you. GET LOST!
This savage attack had nothing to do with a silly little movie. It was well planned and well executed. Military tactics were used in shooting up the consulate in Benghazi. Why were there no savages dead on the ground, you ask? That is Obama's policy of not combatting savages. "Let's chat with them" he said. "Let's use diplomacy!" he uttered. Has anyone ever seen diplomacy kill savages who are out to kill you? Obama threw our only friend in the Middle East; the Israeli's under the bus. Our country is in grave danger as long as this clueless dingbat amateur continues to be President.
Excellent remark MarcoBiker. You figured Klaus out too. It was not that hard now, was it? Obama will lose the Presidency but for reasons you have not yet figured out. Wait, read and listen carefuly. Klaus, more Kool Aide for you.
Mahiman, you have zero idea what you are talking about...
Klaus, can you vote? If you can, then the bet is on!
Charter Schools are great. The whole District should be composed of Charter Schools.
When will you fact-check Hussein Barack Obama's lies?How about the words of that brilliant VP, Joe "they'l put y'all back in chains" Biden?
To: 1PardaiselostWhen are you liberals going to stop lying? When will you ever stop the pettiness? Obama is a total failure by all measures; domestically and internationally. He is a miserable President. This is what happens when the lowest ranked sailor on board is selected to steer the world's largest ship! Back to community organizing and corrupt Chicago politics Barack. Good bye and good riddance...
Studebaker,you don't give up do you? Just like your "great President"; it is always someone else's fault. The Republican ticket will win without a doubt.
A lot of hot air from the Kool Aid drinkers.Romney-Ryan ticket is a sure winner. I want to see Klaus' tax returns. Nobel prize winner Obama? What a joke. Kool Aid prices are going up with all this demand.
Klaus you are a total air-head.You Googled and found Saul Alinsky's name on Wikipedia; copied the first sentence without reading the rest and mis-spelled his name (so what's new?)Obama SUCKS and will not be re-elected.It is a blessing that you can't vote and pollute democracy in America.You polluted Marco Island already.
Klaus was a tight end not a wide receiver.
Uwe:1. You have no idea what you are talking about!2. If Germany is so much better, what in the world are you doing here?3. Barack Obama a Great President? Great at what? Lies and more lies?4. Never ever forget that there was a war and we won. You are a loser and nothing you say can change that now.5. Europe is an economic basket case.
For once you are correct. This paper is good for you!
So, the staff of this piece of garbage rag removed my blog? Why? Was the Obama comment too much for you? Let me repeat it again. Obama is the worst President ever, surpassing the otherwise un-surpassable Jimmy Carter. Or was it the fact that your staff members are just like Obama, loving those who hate America?This paper is good for one thing; garbage liner.
To: WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot: It is obvious that you are not an expert on the Constitution although you are not ashamed to quote it as if you are! Now that you mention Ron Paul's name; that makes you an expert on NOTHING. Ron Paul is a clueless old man who should have retired ages ago. He is totally out of touch with reality; living back in the 50's and probably suffering from amnesia. Your comments from now on will have to be considered in this light.
islandgma: Your information is incorrect. The two matters you refer to are Police matters and have nothing to do with code compliance.
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