Think the cabbie thing is bad.....how about $900 parking?? Dale
You have said this morning, I said in past e-mails, the Republican Party appears headed to failure if the mindset is not changed. Republican Party constituents want to shoot the blame game gun and not get down to business. Can the Republican Party emerge from the ashes and fulfill campaign promises to become the party they claim they are? The party that believes in the United States Constitution and the fortitude of the citizens of this great country. Will they run when the barking dogs of the Democratic Party confront them. I am an
My take is a bit different. Encourage people to have detectors. Then
have portable signal senders that can be moved all over the place.
And they vary the frequency just enough. This way drivers won't know
if it's real cop taking pictures or just the portable sender. It
might help people to slow down. One thing that bothers me. Anal sex
at 80 mph on I95.
OK, sometimes government can be useful, Pat
I was disappointed by your comments in your program today. Your position that we should give Obaman a chance and that instead of attacking him we should focus on the victory we made in the past election is falling for the Democrat trap! The article below underscores Obama's desire to mislead us, make us feel good and trust him as he continues to move his socialist agenda forward at a rapid pace. Obama didn't talk about the massive redistribution of wealth agenda that we are now going through as a Nation because the people do not want this, he knew it would not be popular. Obama's agenda must be stopped! We must be visible, active and united if we want to get our country back. You play an important role in motivating us and keeping us focused.
We need to build on the momentum from the election in November. We need to be more active and united, not passive and waiting to be led by a man whose agenda has nothing to do with a strong
What subsidies do we give oil companies?
The government gives and takes away so it is always hard to figure. The common sense way is to look at is the net cash flow.
Increasing the costs to oil companies is just part of Obama’s plan to get to $5 a gallon gasoline.
As I listened to the State of the Union address, I wondered how we are going to achieve anything. Our trac record is not so good. In 1973 we had an Arab oil embargo. Gas prices doubled. Prices of other consumer items rose because oil is used in so many different things in our life. We have committed to become oil independent. It is now 2011 and where do we stand. We are still as much oil independent as ever. Gas prices are are over three dollars a gallon and will probably hit four dollars by this summer. This will have a profound effect on the middle class. Instead of money they could be using for entertainment, clothing, food and other necessities, it will be going into the gas tank.
It has not been until recently that we have moved forward in our energy needs. Each party blames each other for everything wrong. I wish for once congress will do something. We cannot wait 35 years to take the tiger by its tail. We need to make hard decisions today. If we can't do that now, tomorrow will be unbearable.
you are kidding right?
The dems have not and will not be civil or by-partisan. Their definition of by-partisan is when repubs agree with them. remember they pulled out the dem play book against Paul Ryan about how he wants to kill homeless etc with budget cut proposals as they did with President Reagan.
POTUS knows this and agrees. He is a true believer
the more important point is we did not send the new reps up there to be happy happy touchy feely. they were sent up there to stop the progressives, stop the spending and get back to the Constitution.
I'm normally a very quiet listener but mr. obama make my blood boil!!!
I don't believe a word that comes out of his mouth. He is telling the American people what they want to hear (pre-election rhetoric) and it is working because his numbers are going up...PEOPLE...WAKE UP!!! He is a liar! No matter how many times he says we need to stop spending...he is the first in line to spend or says we should work together...he is the first to break that promise (as he usually does!).
If he is really interested in bi-partisanship he should acknowledge the House vote to repeal Health Care and work with the Republicans to find a better bill for all...not just the few that need it and screw everyone else!
Thank you...I feel a little better now.
It was so interesting I fell asleep. Did I miss anything? Or did the
campaign stop continue?
Still seditious, Pat
Because of Penny Canales's dedication to the principals of Constitutional liberties and freedom for all, and her tenasity in fighting for the rights of those she does not even know- in this case, for the right of small business to use temporary sings on the property they lease or own, I was inspiried to write the following resolution. She took this and presented it to the Board of Brevard County Commissioners on the morning of January 25th, 2011. Durring her presentation, Commissioner Chuck Nelson made a motion to waive the permitting fees and daily useage fees for temporary signs until December 31st, 2011. Mary Bolin seconded that motion, and it carried by a UNANIMIOUS vote!! We have now been invited by the Commission to work with county staff to completely rewrite
RESOLUTION NO 2011-- _________
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING AN EMERGENCY, TEMPORARY WAIVER OF PERMITTING FEES FOR TEMPORARY BUSINESS SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR THE LOCATION AND TIMES OF USAGE OF SAID SIGNS; DEFINING AND LIMITING THE NUMBER OF SAID SIGNS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND A REVIEW/SUNSET DATE FOR THIS TEMPORARY WAIVER.
WHEREAS, with the unemployment rate within Brevard County , Florida being 12.6% -- 3.5% above the national rate of 9.1% (as of November, 2010- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, updated January 12, 2011) and with Brevard County having 8,844 foreclosure homes with 1 in every 489 housing units having received a foreclosure filing in December of 2010 (RealtyTrac, as of January 21, 2011) the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida recognizes the impact a weakened economy has had on the residents of, and the businesses located within, Brevard County; and
WHEREAS, the pending layoffs in the space industry will have a further negative impact on the local economy; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida finds that it is in the best interest of the county government, the citizens of, and the businesses located within Brevard County to implement policies to improve the local economy by encouraging local citizens and visiting tourist to spend their purchasing dollars with local merchants who will in turn increase employment, maintain the property tax base, and provide increased sales tax revenues; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of County Commissioners to temporarily relax the Brevard County Ordinance relating to the use of portable and temporary business signs and waive the permitting fees for said signs in order for local businesses to more readily identify and promote the goods and services available to local citizens and visitors for purchase.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of
SECTION 1. Adoption of policy relaxing the use of temporary signs.
The Board of County Commissioners hereby adopts a Policy --for a period of one (1) year-- establishing a waiver of the permitting fees for, and relaxing the use of temporary business signs, as set forth herein. This Resolution applies to the unincorporated areas of
SECTION 2. Definitions.
The words and language used within this Resolution shall have the same meaning and definitions as used within the Brevard County Code (BCC) of Ordinances; Part II, Chapter 62- Land Development Regulations, Article IX, Signs, unless otherwise stated herein. By their design, portable signs are intended for temporary use and are therefore included within the meaning of “temporary” as used herein.
SECTION 3. Use of portable and temporary signs.
A. In addition to any permitted “On-Premise” sign:
1. The property owner/landlord of each business center/location with more than three units (leased or empty) is allowed one marquee type “portable sign” for rotating use by their tenants. In shopping centers or strip malls with more than eight units, one of the above “portable signs” shall be permitted for every multiple of eight units. Said signs may be parked on any roadside easement or area that the property owner is responsible for maintaining and pays property taxes on, in any designated parking area, or other area within the property /business owner’s custody and control. These signs shall not block any sidewalk, pedestrian traffic areas or driveways and should comply with sections 62-3311, 62-3312 and 62-3313, BCC. These (subsection 3. A. 1.) “portable signs” may remain in place 24 hours a day. It is suggested – but not mandatory, that these portable type signs be relocated as the tenant’s use of the sign changes.
2. In addition to the above, each business owner shall be allowed the use of two “temporary” signs. These temporary signs may be “feather” type (sturdy cloth or other material with graphics, with one or both sides attached to a pole, and firmly anchored) or “sandwich” board (A-frame) type signs. Two of one type or one of each type may be used. Similar, conforming styles of signs may be interchanged. The “maximum aggregate sign surface area” for these signs combined shall not exceed 200 square feet, as stated within section 62-3317, BCC. These signs may be placed on any roadside easement or area that the property owner is responsible for maintaining and pays property taxes on, or on any designated sidewalk or parking area within the property/business owner’s custody and control. These signs shall be placed so as to not block pedestrian traffic or driveways, and should comply with sections 62-3311, 62-3312 and 62-3313, BCC. These (subsection 3. A. 2.) temporary signs shall only be displayed during the businesses hours of operation and shall be removed and stored when the business is closed.
3. If a property owner/landlord does not provide a “portable sign” (3.A.1. above), a business owner/tenant—with the property owners/landlords permission, may use one “portable sign” and one other “temporary” sign as described in subsection 2 above. The limits on aggregate surface area and sign placement will apply as stated within 1 and 2 above.
B. Permit required. An “Application for Temporary Sign Permit” shall be required:
1. For each property owner/landlord intending to provide a “portable sign” for each business property. However, only one application per property shall be necessary regardless of the number of signs to be used.
2. For each business owner intending to use temporary signs, only one application shall be required for all temporary signs intended to be used by each business.
3. The “end date” for each sign permit issued after the effective date of this Resolution shall be the “sunset” date set forth within this Resolution.
4. A copy of this Resolution and a current copy of Chapter 62, Article IX, BCC -- Relating to Signs, shall be distributed with each request for an “Application for Temporary Sign Permit”. Online requests shall conspicuously show the links to this information. Permits shall be issued without administrative obstruction or delay.
5. A “Schedule of Fees” for all permitting, usage, and for any and all other fees or charges imposed for whatever reason relating to signs, shall be compiled and distributed with all applications for any type of sign permit. Said schedule will be codified as section 62-3320 of the Brevard County Code of Ordinances and updated as necessary.
C. “Sign spinner’s” ( natural persons employed to hold or ‘spin’ signs, usually stationed at a roadside) are exempt from permitting under Chapter 62, Article IX, BCC, because they can reasonably be construed as engaging in their Constitutionally protected right’s of “Free Speech” and the right to “Peaceably Assemble”. Sign spinners shall not count within the total number of signs or maximum square footage of signs allowed.
SECTION 4. Temporary Wavier of Fees.
As stated within Part II, Brevard County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2-Administration, Article V-Finance, section 2-132; “The Board of County Commissioners shall have the power to prepare and adopt by resolution a schedule of fees and charges…for providing…, permits, …and signs,…as may be necessary and proper.” Thus, having found the need for emergency temporary economic relief for local businesses, this Board of County Commissioners deems it necessary and proper to waive by this Resolution all fees and charges for the permitting and use of temporary business signs within the unincorporated areas of
SECTION 5. Review/ Sunset.
SECTION 6. Effective Date .
This resolution shall take effect immediately upon the date of execution.
Subject: 2011 Local Elections - January 25, 2011
One of the topics that was brought up at a recent “Brevard 912” group meeting was that, although 2011 is not only an “off-year” for elections, it is an “off-off-year” in that there are no state or federal offices in contention. This notwithstanding, there are a number of local mayoral and council races that will be decided this November, and, since those elected will have just as much to say in deciding how we are taxed and how our money is spent as those elected in the “on-years”, we ignore these races at our peril. The purpose in alerting us (conservatives) to this is to encourage us to get involved and run for these seats – some currently held by Dems & RINOs, who, since they love to spend other peoples’ money frivolously, should be vulnerable to challenge by anyone who can convince the voters that he/she would be a more responsible fiduciary. For any who might be interested in running but feel they may not have the expertise or know-how to mount a campaign, there are several talented and experienced campaigners who have expressed their willingness to help.
Here's a chart that I pinched from the Brevard 912 website that shows some of the seats to be decided. Since we’re still very early in the cycle, there will probably be additions before the bell rings, but this is how it currently stands. This was not my work - I believe we have Ben Campione and Rob Feltner to thank for doing the homework & compiling the list (as well as for inspiring me to write this note).
Additionally, here's the list from the Brevard Co Supv of Elections, which adds
Municipal and Special District Election - November 8, 2011
· Who can vote: All registered voters in cities, towns and special districts holding elections
· Registration books close: October 10, 2011
· Cities, towns and districts scheduled to hold elections: Cape Canaveral, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, West Melbourne, Barefoot Bay Trustee (2 seats), Holiday Park Trustee Groups 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9
In addition to the above elected offices there are a plethora of appointed panels, boards and commissions dealing with everything from "beautification" to police/fire pensions, zoning, code enforcement, youth sports, you name it, that get to decide how tax dollars are spent (and wasted). It would be great to have some conservative voices on these boards. One of my favorites that should never exist is the "Community Redevelopment Agency" that seeks to game the grant system and further obfuscate the purpose for which taxes are collected by collecting them in one area to be spent capriciously in another on things that the taxpayer never imagined his hard earned $$$ would ever be used for (business signs, façade improvements, etc). But I digress…
For additional info, I recommend attending the local (usually monthly) meetings of the following conservative groups: Brevard 912, Republican Liberty Caucus, Ronald Reagan Clubs, Titusville Patriots, Space Coast Patriots, Republican Men’s Club (& Women’s), Brevard Republican Executive Committee (must be a registered Republican), Citizens for Constitutional Property Rights, Florida F.A.C.E. OFF, and any others that I owe an apology to for leaving off this list, as you will hear and meet many fine folks who are a lot better informed on this stuff than I. As well as being informative, these meetings are frequented by some of our elected officials, affording you the opportunity to present your concerns (and criticisms) in a much less formal setting than, say, an official council or commission meeting. Please “Google up” the websites of the above groups for meeting details – you’ll be glad you did.
God Bless, Skip
Bill, we know that kids are going to carry guns we can’t expect them to stop therefore. We need to teach safe sex er I mean safe gun control!
I was wondering if some of the left was actually worried about the future of our country being wrecked by the current administration in power and they are secretly hoping for their eventual failure, even with their hatred for the right. Just wondering.....
The teacher's are being used by the unions to raise cane for pay raises that give the unions more funding.
The bonus money doesn't put any funding into the pension fund.
In the Federal Government and mostly in those institutions that are classified as “Law Enforcement” agencies, most of the agents, like Border Patrol, former INS, Customs, etc…. are unionized.
And, I can assure you that many of them are Conservative and Ultra Conservative. They participate in Unions because without them inside, their ideas and votes wouldn’t be counted; it’s a necessary evil.
Unions would run lose if the Conservatives weren’t inside, they don’t ID themselves as such in front of their leaders (many are also Conservative). You can disagree with me but I can prove what I say…
Have a great week!
Way to go Matt About time we consider using E-Verify.
I hope you are a E-Verify fan as I am Mr. Bill .
This should also include any company doing business with the Counties.
Have a safe day
I watch international TV, sometimes, on ch. 15. It's interesting.
Free speech is dangerous. So is liberty. A good example. The RPOF
has a new Chair. I don't know a thing about him. Wish him well. FT
has an opinion blog, Opinion Matters. I comment regularly. Before
this guy even sets foot in his office he's getting ripped a new one.
It ain't from the right either.
I remain, seditiously yours, Pat off to the range, need the practice
I awaken to your radio program most days of the week. You have captured my interest, and respect.
Your suggestion regarding contacting you and your radio station by E-mail raised my curiosity. So I brought your site up and searched for a picture to match the voice.
Knowing your police background, if you were in a police lineup. I would pick you out as a police detective rather than a radio show host. (OFFICER BILL)
Now getting to the point of my E-mail. My wife and I relocated to this area early in 2006 from Boca Raton FL. Coming from that area and working a sales route from Tittusvilleto Key West before I was forced to retire on SS disability, I have seen my share of panhandlers more so in the warmer area of the South.
However only this area is the only place I have seen young woman with signs saying they were hungry please help! The first one I saw was a young woman on
Then on Thursday my wife was with me, and we were heading south on Whickam north of
My heart sunk and I reached for my wallet and all I had was a $20.00 bill. My first thought was NO its to much. Then my own two daughters flashed through my head. I handed the twenty to my wife who in turn got the young girls attention and gave it to her. We were pleased the girl said we did not have to that indicating it was to much money.
One thing that sticks in my mind was she turned back to traffic with sign in hand.
I would have headed for something to eat myself. Again fear for myself and my wife struck if I turned in to give aid would their be someone waiting in the wings to hold us up, maybe steal my car?
The economy today has some awful effects.
I have always tried to help somebody in distress, always thinking of my own girls and hoping someone would help them if needed. ( not that they would need it because we taught them well) There just is too many sick people out their.What are your thoughts on the subject; should we stop and help or not?
Concerned Jim C in
Thank you for your topic this morning in regards to the political strife occuring in
I wanted to also share, that several years back, I was a Charter School Governing Authority Board Member. I resigned half way through my term. There was a lot going on that made me just absolutely NUTS.....and my Doctor shared that I should cut back on stressful activities for health reasons. Dave's a decent fella. He helped us when we hosted a town hall meeting in a public library to have a planning meeting for the Get out And Vote...Take Back the
Thank you for bringing attention to a matter that we are fighting here in
Heard over the radio - hope it ain't true. Some New Jersey
ASSemblyman has proposed licensing bicycles. With a fee. I have two
tricycles will be exempt.
well, we're not as bad off as many others. But seditiously yours, Pat
SCOTT v HARIDOPOLOS
Wow what entertainment, I thought they would at least make it out of the month of January before they started the back biting and infighting. You would think they could have each other’s handlers talk to each other and present some kind of a united front rather than showing the media and public their obvious schism. I think this comes down to reality being on Mike’s side. See it’s easy to run for governor and talk about tax cuts without telling anyone how you are going to pay for it, and then when you get into office, you just blame the legislature for roadblocking your agenda. At least it’s not as bad as in Washington where the republicans can want tax cuts and not have to pay for them but we have to have a balanced budget and now you get down to nut cutting time and guess what, most of your constituents want what most of your listeners call “big government”. This is where the rubber hits the road.
BTW just following up on your conversation with Matt Reed on tort reform and making the losing party pay atty fees, we are seeing in the mortgage foreclosure arena that the homeowners who are in default will hire an attorney to stave off the inevitable, and the bank does nominally recover attorneys fees in the judgment of foreclosure, however, the homeowner is playing with house money (no pun intended) because the bank will never collect on the judgment anyways. So it’s no leverage. I’m not saying don’t do it, I’m just saying it probably won’t deliver the desired results.
About a year and a half ago, I got called for jury duty.
They tried to seat me on two different juries.
BOTH were for medical malpractice cases.
As someone who has biomedical device design/manufacturing
experience, of course, the
lawyers didn't want me on the jury.
Oh, by the way, the first question asked by the lawyers was,
"Do you listen to talk radio?"
When I took a law class in college the lawyer instructor said "They don't put a person on trial unless they have a strong case."
The judge has control of the case and how jurors react to questions. If he starts out by telling the jury pool that they must be honest or it is perjury. I always objected to personal questions like "Have you or anyone in your family used drugs?" My college professor told me that I will never be selected because I have a crew cut, walk and stand straight and was military.
Also was warned not to ignore a summons or be fined. How much did it cost.
I missed my date for jury duty in the past.
What I did, was to show up for jury duty as soon as I became aware of my mistake. The clerk at the desk barked at me for missing the date and took my summons.
A few weeks later I received a new date for jury duty.
Ha! That Sheriff “Dummnik” needs to look at himself. Why didn’t his law enforcement troops prevent the massacre. Where were they? Shouldn’t they have been in the area at least doing crowd control?
Also, I believe that the young nutcase is a Democrat, right?
I cannot believe the audacity of the left to use this incident to:
a. Bring back the fairness doctrine
b. Have stricter gun control, except for Congress officials
c. Place blame on talk radio, Sarah Palin, George Bush, and anyone else
1. This shooting in
2. Not sure you ever read the Help column in Florida Today. It’s a column where people write in and ask about how to find a certain type of business or how to fix something or whatever. Well, someone wrote in about the stupid CFC light bulbs that we are forced to use. The response was that “yes, these light bulbs will harm the environment.” The person was told to contact Waste Management for special foiled lined envelopes. Then when the envelope is full, Waste Management will pick up the envelope. What??? This is crazy. Weren’t these stupid light bulbs foisted on us by the left wingnuts?
3. Was very surprised by Aaron Lyons’ comments this morning. I didn’t know that he was such a pessimist with regard to our Government. Like you, I believe that our grassroots movements have had an impact and we just need to see some changes in Congress’ actions to be sure it’s working.
Hope you are well! Keep up the good work.
I don't think our