The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Largo To Send Wrong Message? - It appears that city officials in Largo are prepared to support city commissioner Rodney Woods attending a National Black Caucus/ National League of Cities in Atlanta, Georgia for local elected officials.
The cost to taxpayers? About $550 for the four days.
One Largo citizen asked why the city officials in Largo would support any form of black or white caucus. The Largo citizen saw the city request and proposed expenditure of city funds as a form of divisiveness that should not be tolerated regardless of one's race.
There is a National League of Cities and a State League of Cities for local elected officials to attend regardless of race; however, that is not the one in Atlanta, Georgia.
Is this a good way to spend Largo taxpayer funds?
City officials will decide.
Drive On Water? - If you read the story about a local Clearwater inventor who has patented the idea of using water and some other electronic conversion ideas to power cars, you were amazed at the power this idea could generate.
The key ingredient? Water.
The US government is working with this gentleman and his company to further develop the idea.
Makes me wonder why this idea had been kept under the wraps the past year or more. Is it possible that the idea is so good that it might not make it to the marketplace?
Electronic conversion of water into energy, if true, it could destroy the oil industry. How sad.
Illegal Aliens Demand Rights - On May 1st illegal aliens and friends marched on the streets of several American cities in protest of US laws regarding illegal immigration. They demanded their rights and immediate reforms.
Many Americans saw this as an outrageous act by illegal immigrants with support from liberal-minded city officials that have refused to enforce current US immigration laws. Can you imagine any American city government supporting illegal immigrants using public streets of America to protest US laws? Some citizens questioned if it was indeed legal to close public streets for demonstrations against US laws by people that are not legally entitled to be in America.
What does illegal immigration mean, they asked?
Taxes, the war in Iraq, illegal immigration and the American economy are top issues in the next national election-citizens should carefully decide which candidate would provide the leadership necessary in helping to solve those major issues.
DC Madam Commits Suicide - When Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 52, was caught in Washington DC for running a high-end prostitution ring, the news made national television. A few prominent Washington politicians were named as witnesses, as well as other men, and it appeared that Palfrey might name some other people before the high-profile legal case was resolved. Palfrey once blatantly threatened to "Bring in her 'names'."
However, and at the end of the day, she was convicted to serve about four years for the crime and was out pending enforcement of the sentence.
That could have been the end of the story for most Tampa Bay folks except that she recently committed suicide while visiting her mother at Tarpon Springs. While visiting her mother, 76, she left behind two suicide notes and then hung herself. A sad ending. It is beyond words the horror and emotional pain of her elderly mother-- the loss of a daughter, regardless of the events in Washington.
However, there are some politicians in Washington that might breathe a sigh of relief when reading about her death; after all, it is likely that the entire well-publicized matter will now fade away.
The Worm - There are people that drink tequila and look for the worm at the bottom of the bottle - - in many instances the people looking for the worm are young people just having a good-time "partying." This "going for the worm" activity might be something you would find during Spring Break in places such as Mexico, Texas and Florida.
Few of the people engaging in this activity probably know the true history of "the worm." Therefore, and for the folks who would like to know more about this activity, here is the story of "the worm:"
In 1950 a Mexican entrepreneur named Jacobo Paez came-up with a novel marketing idea to put an agave worm in each bottle of their local Oaxaca distilled brew. The brew was perhaps equivalent to US moonshine popular in some US states such as West Virginia, Tennessee or Kentucky ... except each bottle of the Mexican brew had "the worm," thanks to the marketing idea of Paez.
The firewater of Oaxaca became popular, in great part to the idea of Paez, and today the "worm" has become widely associated with all brands of tequila. The actual worm? Usually it is the white or colored agave worm found inside the agave plant where it is in the larva stage of butterfly development. It is not unusual, state experts, that some of the agave worms make it into the actual brew stock as it is prepared and then, of course, distilled for marketing.
Thus, prior to 1950 there was no agave worm in a bottle of tequila, but thanks to Mr. Paez, you can notice the little worm floating at the bottom of a bottle of tequila. And, as most folks know, there are some people that try to drink enough tequila to… eat the worm.
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