Clearwater's New Memorial Causeway Bridge - Why are there so many tire tracks crossing the center median?
The evidence of winding tire tracks crossing the center median of the bridge roadway makes you wonder if young drivers are using the new bridge as a race track.
Call Your Legislators - With only weeks left in the current Florida legislature session, there is time for citizens to call their legislators regarding increasing the sales tax (2.5 cents) and eliminating real estate taxes.
This is important. Let your legislator know how you feel about property taxes.
Lawmaker Says Illegal Is Illegal - When it comes to Rep. Don Brown of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, there is no doubt about his feelings regarding illegal immigration.
"Illegal, illegal, illegal, what does that mean?" Brown wants Gov. Charlie Crist to order an investigation to determine how many illegal immigrants are in Florida and the financial impact on Florida's economy.
Don Imus - Most folks who had ever listened to Imus In The Morning understand that this radio personality is a showman; a bloviator who might call anyone a wretched and shocking name.
Imus had called many people outrageous names ... and avid listeners laughed at his comedic commentary.
Crossed the line.
When Imus referred to the ladies basketball team at Rutgers as ladies of the night (for lack of his exact words), he clearly crossed the line of good humor. Of course, some people think Imus crossed the line years ago. MSN hosts the Imus show and must deal with negative backlash. Imus was fired.
Enough punishment for this outrageous act?
What about the backlash against Sen. Joe Biden when he made an off-the-cuff comment about Sen. Obama? Nothing. Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) was forgiven by the friendly liberal media.
Rev. Jackson And Rev. Sharpton Speak-out - It is embarrassing to most people that Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton are the outspoken critics of talk show host Imus regarding distasteful comments.
After all, both Jackson and Sharpton have referred to Jewish people as "hymies" and worse. In fact, this same religious duo proudly criticized the Duke lacrosse players for their alleged rape of a strip-dancer.
Jackson and Sharpton called for the removal of Imus. They wanted Imus fired for his comment about female Rutgers basketball players. Of course, Imus apologized and personally talked with the offended players. On the other hand, Jackson never apologized for his tasteless comments about Jewish people and he was not fired by his "Rainbow Coalition" non-profit organization.
Further, neither Jackson nor Sharpton has gone on the air and publicly apologized to the Duke lacrosse players who have had their lives ruined by a liar.
Dual standard of fair-play in the media?
The answer is, yes. All three of these men deserved to be removed from the "air," one cowboy and two pastors.
Duke Lacrosse Players Cleared - The three Duke lacrosse players accused of rape by a "dancer" have been fully released from all charges brought by a rogue district attorney. Apologies given to three Duke players and good wishes.
Meanwhile, two of the Duke players had left the school and one graduated while charges were being brought over a year ago. Duke has stated they welcome back the lacrosse players; however, the two players have not decided what they might do next year. (The two were college sophomores when this horrendous legal action was implemented by a person who had clearly lied.)
Legal fees spent to fight the charges? Hundreds of thousands of dollars paid by the parents to defense lawyers.
Charges to be brought against the liar?
No, we'll just move-on, said the district attorney.
Probably not, unless the students sue in civil court.
What about the loss of college and loss of playing a sport you love?
Duke says, come-on back. Really.
Maybe a college degree for these two students from another school, but not Duke. Certainly no Duke lacrosse memories for the innocent two players.
No, justice would confront the liar who caused all of this mess and a rogue district attorney seeking political advancement by trying, what he thought would be, a prominent case allegation and winning the vote of black folks in an upcoming election.
Imagine if this happened to one of your college students?
Common Sense And Nature - If we allow "funded' professors to make decisions regarding our environment we are in trouble.
Professors are paid to render opinions, much like expert witnesses in court. In fact, what amazes me more than "professor speak," is the great number of non-profit groups that operate on money donated to the group from good folks who are amazed and scared at printed reports from the researchers paid for by the non-profit group.
Yes, say the researchers, we need to preserve coyotes. Yes, say the researchers, we need to protect wild mountain lions. Same for grizzl y bears, owls, eagles, condors, sharks, wolves and things related to global warming such as carbon dioxide emissions, etc., etc.
There is no end to a special interest groups protecting something.
Did I say coyotes?
Recently in New Jersey, yes, New Jersey, a coyote crossed a fence and attacked a two-year-old child. It would have killed and eaten the child if another older child had not fought-off the wild coyote (about the size of a German Shepherd.) Coyotes had been protected and are now a serious problem in most every state to pets, wild game and young people. Same for other wild animals that are protected due to laws supported by special interest groups. Black bears are a problem in ... right, New Jersey and other states that once had no bear problems. Mountain lions have attacked and killed joggers in California due to their wild instinct to survive. Save the alligator? Yes, we have alligators killing people and pets in Florida because "gators" are protected by law.
Save the animals?
Yes, but let's try to avoid them eating us.
Global warming? - Tell that to people in snowstorms over Easter weekend in most every state north of the Carolinas. Over 100 inches of snow in western New York. Snow predicted on April 15th.
Balance and common sense... and, good grief, no Al Gore saving the world from cyclical global warming trends. Perhaps Al Gore can save us, but the way I see it, we need to elect some folks with plain and simple common sense.
Save the environment? Yes, but there is a need to balance the idea of saving the environment with protecting people.
Non-profit special interest research groups?
Most of these so-called charitable groups aren't worth the gifts or donations. (It is no secret that many charities spend most of their charitable donations on administrative expenses and salaries of highly-paid executives.)
Yes, but it does not mean carbon dioxide is the culprit-- so says an MIT expert. In fact, there are scientists that believe the earth is merely going through a typical weather cycle that has occurred throughout the history of earth.
Sylvania, Alabama - Woman was charged with DUI while riding her horse through the city.
A 40-year old Alabama woman was charged by the police with multi-counts including DUI while riding her horse through the streets of Sylvania, Alabama, at midnight. The rider, clearly on drugs, rammed her horse into vehicles as she was asked to stop by local police officers. Finally, the intoxicated female rider fell off the horse and was arrested. The horse was in stable condition, although bruised.
DUI while riding a horse?
Yes, horseback riders can be charged with DUI, explained the Alabama police.