The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Beach Community Not To Get Renourishment - No surprise here, Belleair Beach city officials have known for years more public parking is necessary to be eligible for beach renourishment. What is the answer? Time will tell.
Boat Race And Sand Pearl Resort - Once again the Clearwater Offshore Boat race was a huge success. Lots of people, fabulous weather and plenty of excitement. I had the pleasure of observing the race from one of the balconies at the Sand Pearl resort. What a fabulous addition to Clearwater Beach. The resort was booked and people were everywhere enjoying the many amenities available.
Pro-Life Group Endorses Candidates - Florida Right to Life group has endorsed Rick Scott for Governor and Marco Rubio for the U.S. Senate.
Rick Scott Takes The Lead - In the Governor's race, GOP Rick Scott has received endorsements from many pro-job creation groups, such as the Chamber of Commerce, and has widened his lead over Alex Sink by 9%. It appears that Florida voters want a candidate who intends to cut government spending and create jobs.
SCOTT OVER SINK?
That's what recent polls state.
Newspaper Endorsements - Have you ever wondered who decided at newspapers which political candidates to endorse?
Yes, you probably once believed such an endorsement process was "fair and balanced" but, just like many other things in life, you learned that unbiased in politics is oxymoron.
Those people who make decisions to endorse one candidate over another are just as biased as the rest of society. No big deal, but there are some people that might actually think reading the newspaper endorsement page is important. It is not as important as citizens deciding on their own which candidates to support.
Perhaps it is time to learn more about how candidates would vote if elected on things like taxes, job creation, federal deficit, healthcare, size of government, illegal immigration, etc.
Rule of thumb?
Bigger government, higher taxes, enhanced federal entitlements, single-payer national healthcare, lax illegal immigration enforcement, fewer state rights, federal government job creation, etc. Most likely a Democratic candidate.
Smaller government, lower taxes, fewer federal entitlements, private healthcare with some changes, tougher illegal immigration enforcement, greater state rights, private job creation, etc. Most likely a Republican candidate.
You will decide which candidate best fits your political philosophy.
How Could They Just Ignore The Plea For Help? - Firemen in Tennessee did not respond to a call for help due to the caller not paying a $75 fee in advance of a fire. The fire chief said, "You have to pay the $75 fee in advance."
Yes, the home burned to the ground, but the firemen did respond to the neighbor's house and wet the land between the homes.
A home burnt to the ground over $75.
Oil Drilling Ban - Though Obama's oil drilling ban is still in place, Cuba will begin drilling new wells 50 miles from the Florida Keys next year.
Regulations To Be Hard For Some States - Upcoming regulations from the Obama EPA on petroleum refiners, manufacturers, coal mines and farmers will hit states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Virginia the hardest.
Sharon Angle Gets Endorsement - Nevada's largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review Journal has endorsed Sharon Angle over Harry Reid. In the endorsement the paper stated there was a clear choice between Angle, who supports limited government vs. Reid's support for Obama's "failed" economic policies.
Chuckle - MSNBC is arguably so far left in their political reporting that few people actually believe anything they print. (Same for Newsweek magazine.) Recently, one of their "slanted" articles stated that GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is weaker than both Bob Dole and John McCain. That, of course, is an attempt by MSNBC to discredit Mitt Romney even before he announces he would be a GOP presidential candidate in 2012. The way I see it, any attempt by the liberal media to discredit Mitt Romney in 2010 is tantamount to saying current President Obama is in big trouble if he must run against a candidate that has 1) Made a payroll and created jobs, and, 2) A proven success record in the financial world.
Mitt Romney might not be the GOP candidate in 2012, but isn't it interesting to notice how some media sources already are trying to discredit him in 2010! Same for Sarah Palin, etc.
Create jobs? Manage money? Homeland security? Shrink government spending? Who would you rather have handling those important functions, Romney or Obama?
Here are a few potential presidential matchups:
Romney/Palin vs. Obama/Biden.
Gingrich/Palin vs. Obama/Biden.
No More Health Insurance - 3M Co. confirmed it would eventually stop offering its health insurance plan to retirees, thanks to Obamacare.
Waste of Billions - According to the latest ABC News poll, 68% of Americans believe President Obama's $862 BILLION economic stimulus was a "waste."
More than $69 million in California WELFARE has been withdrawn from outside the state, including millions in Las Vegas, hundreds of thousands in Hawaii and thousands on cruise ships sailing from Miami.
Distrust of Government - According to a new Pew Poll, residents of five of the nation's most fiscally stressed states (California, New York, Florida, Illinois, and Arizona) harbor a deep distrust of state government.
Get Real, LeBron - There is a reason why many people do not like basketball player LeBron James, and those reasons have nothing to do with his race. Use another sympathy line, LeBron.
Why would James even try to use his race as one reason why some people do not support him? It's simple, some people have used the race card in previous times successfully; thus, LeBron James felt he should try the same line.
LeBron burnt his bridges by the manner in which he left the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball organization. His exit strategy from Cleveland was a joke. He could have just said he wanted out of Cleveland and was seeking a deal with a potential playoff team, like Miami.
Of course, if Miami wins the NBA championship, James would have achieved his goal. If Miami loses, James will bear much of the blame (since he wanted to be the star of the team.)
Bulls, Gators And Noles - USF plays Syracuse in a home game at Raymond James Stadium at noon Saturday. A Big East game that the Bulls desperately need to win. This is a Homecoming game for the Bulls and all Tampa Bay USF fans are encouraged to attend. The Gators play at home on Saturday against LSU. This is another tough SEC game for the GATOR NATION. FSU plays at Miami in an important ACC game. FSU is playing better football each week and will find themselves tested against a very good Miami team.
BULLS, GATORS and NOLES all play on Saturday beginning with the USF game at noon.
Go Rays - How about those RAYS? Let's show our support for the RAYS by attending "home-field" playoff games. Go Rays.
The Bucs - Hmmm, expensive ticket prices, a half-empty stadium, and tough games ahead. It makes you wonder if the owners care about developing local fan support. Could all of the Bucs home games be blacked out?
"Isn't it great to live in a society where the penalty for lying to a Congressman can be up to 30 years in jail, but the penalty for a congressman lying to you is another two years in office."
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