The Way I See It
By cj pollick
Water's Edge Changes Owners - Water's Edge, the 26-story condominium tower on the bluff overlooking Clearwater Harbor, was recently acquired by a Concierge Asset Management affiliate with no sale price disclosed.
Another Endorsement for Rubio - Crist appointee Senator George LeMieux endorsed Marco Rubio on Monday of this week.
Floridians Favor Arizona-Like Law - According to a recent Rasmussen poll, nearly two-out-of-three voters (62%) in Florida favor an Arizona-like law in their state. Maybe Governor Crist should address the issue at the "special session" photo opportunity of the legislature. After all, Crist wants to hear from the people of Florida!
Cap The Oil - If recent news about the oil leak in the Gulf is correct, then capping the leaking well might occur in the near future. That is great news, for all concerned parties.
On the other hand, the massive oil leak has created an enormous problem for any clean-up crew. Oil has hit many beaches and mangrove areas from Louisiana to Florida. Gulf waters may not be the same for decades. The financial loss for many fishermen and related industries is in the billions. Loss of tourism and other economic damages may never be calculable. Suffice that the $20 billion set aside by BP Oil will be spent. It is amazing that BP oil stock has risen in value!
The good news is that the oil leak may be capped. The bad news is that many deserving people will go without financial compensation while other "carpetbaggers" will benefit from the oil spill. BP Oil? They may not survive the final claim payout as many UK pensioners (who invested heavily in BP Oil stock) await the final tally of the loss in their pension plans.
Why did The White House wait for months before allowing any foreign "oil collector" ships to help suction oil from our Gulf? Only Obama knows the truth.
Why Is This Not National News? - It was reported that former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams testified in front of a US Commission on Civil Rights that top officials at the US Justice Department told staff attorneys "to ignore cases that involved black defendants and white victims." Such a statement, one might presume, should cause national media outlets to probe and question Justice Department heads for follow-up comments (or rebuttal.) Surely, such a statement is not true?
However, upon review of the case that concerned (then) Justice Department attorney Adams, New Black Panther members stood at a polling place in Philadelphia in 2008 allegedly hurling racial slurs at some voters while one New Black Panther, wearing a black military-style uniform, held a type of night-stick. Adams was concerned that any form of such possible illegal activity, by whites or blacks, should have been pursued by the Justice Department. Confirmation of Adam's statements regarding this case and reported New Black Panther activity in Philadelphia was caught on film and later re-produced for viewers on FOX NEWS. The facts of this case appear indisputable.
Nevertheless, Adams quit the Justice Department over the incident and explained his rational at a US Commission on Civil Rights hearing. Adams testimony was recorded.
What is perhaps most disturbing about this report is that no one is contradicting Adams' statements. This is news that should require White House rebuttal. Can it be true that any quasi-militant group, white or black, can under this administration rally members to hold night-sticks and make comments to people planning to vote at a public polling place?
Presbyterians Follow Episcopalians - One might have thought that when the US Episcopal Church allowed a gay bishop then observed declining Church membership and other problems created by such a decision, that other Churches would not follow the Episcopal Church decision. But no, the Presbyterian Church recently followed the Episcopal Church and voted to allow non-celibate gays in "gay" relationships to serve as clergy. One Presbyterian Reverend in North Dakota reportedly said, "I fear for the partnerships we have built around the globe."
Certainly, this decision will create issues within the Presbyterian Church and with other "Church" partners who share religious projects.
With the Anglican Church threatening to split from the US Episcopal Church due to its recent decisions, it can only make one wonder if similar things could happen within the Presbyterian Church. Gay ministers in relationships, but not married, are now sanctioned by the Presbyterian Church. Big surprise? Not really, the Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches have had common thoughts on how to handle gay clergy for years.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Opens His Mouth, Again - Does anyone care what Rev. Jesse Jackson says? Probably not, but the outspoken alleged minister continues to spew venomous racism comments wherever he goes.
One of the latest Jackson racial assertions involved LeBron James and the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team (who just lost his star player to Miami.) It seems that Jackson referred to the Cavaliers basketball owner as a slave owner and James as the runaway slave.
If James is a runaway slave, as the good Rev. Jackson says, he made a fortune working in Cleveland…and could have, at any time, bought most of the places where people lived and worked around Cleveland and who, dollar for dollar, supported Cleveland basketball. James was from day one a basketball star, never treated badly by anyone in Cleveland, and left Cleveland for Miami to team up with other alleged stars to win an NBA Championship. James did not leave for the money; he left to have a better chance to win a championship. Miami offered the best opportunity, end of story. At least the end of the story for most of us non-racists who buy expensive tickets to watch NBA basketball games.
Rev. Jesse Jackson?
Way off base and still playing the race card.
World Cup Soccer - It came down to the Netherlands versus Spain. Spain the favorite, even by the prognosticating soccer octopus.
Spain won in an overtime goal. A great goal that was a fitting end to a hard-fought game.
Perhaps the only issue during the game was the manner in which the referee passed-out yellow cards and a late game red card (player ejected from the Netherlands.)
This was the year for Spain, a hotbed for soccer, to win its first World Cup.
Congratulations to Spain and all of its many supporters. Spain had the best team and the Dutch proved why they were in the finals. Germany beat Uruguay for third place.
South Africa was a wonderful host nation and reportedly is now seeking to be the first African nation to host The Olympics.
World Cup soccer?
Biggest sporting event in the world.
Were gaining ground as a country with quality soccer players. Landon Donavan of the US team proved he could be a player with any professional soccer team, Europe or Americas.
"When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both." -James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union
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