Friday, January 06, 2017

Fort Lauderdale

I hope there is a special place in hell for someone who would randomly murder 5 fellow human beings who are doing nothing more than picking up their baggage and starting a vacation in the sun.  Expect to hear all the excuses of why this guy completely lost it and began destroying the lives of his recent fellow passengers.  Bad friends, terrible environment, awful parents, paranoid behavior and so on.  Someone missed the telling signs.  Shoulda been placed under care. 
Heard it all before.  Five families have lost a son, daughter, father (we don't know gender, age or family status as yet) and the killer will spend years in court hearings and mental exams.
I don't have an answer.  Hoping someone does because anyone of us could be the next victim.

The Russians Are Not Coming

How tired are you over the Russian "hacking" stories?  I don't know if they actually accessed the files or emails of the DNC or Hillary adviser, John Podesta but someone did and passed the files on to Wikileaks.  Election technology, polls or voting equipment were never compromised although the published emails may have changed some minds about who they were voting for.  The Russian episode has done nothing more than shake up the political parties and expose the rampant corruption in the political system.  So the intelligence community is closing ranks, pointing fingers and tightening their procedures.
So Vlad, you may not have seriously infiltrated our intelligence services but you've got 'em working nights.

Hillary for Mayor

Now we know.  Hillary really didn't care about becoming president.  It's Mayor of  New York City that she really wants.  Strong rumors this week (or is someone just floating the idea?) that Hillary will throw her hat in the ring sending Deblasio to the political sidelines.  She could probably win this one easily, be Mayor of the Donald's hometown and bring Huma and Weiner along for the ride.
Could happen.

Monday, December 26, 2016

'twas the Night After Christmas


The blatant betrayal of Israel by the Obama administration with regard to a UN resolution is causing     a large number of Democrats to speak out in outrage over the U.S. abstention.  Trump will have difficulty trying to overturn the vote and will have to find other ways to  repair the damage.

Didn't get a homeowners rebate check? Could be because your Town exceeded the mandated budget cap ( the most common reason for disqualifying a homeowner from receiving a check).  So chances are that you are paying more in property taxes and losing the rebate as well.  A double whammy.

Why did a representative of CAIR wish that more Russians had died in the tragic crash of a Russian airliner into the Black Sea on Christmas Day?  Disgusting and offensive.  Constantly amazed at the lack of civility and respect for humanity around the world today.

Derek Carr,  quarterback of my favorite NFL team, the Oakland Raiders sustained a season ending broken leg during Saturday's game against the Colts.  The loss of Carr seriously threatens the Raiders success in the coming playoffs.  Unfortunate for a team that made a huge comeback this season.

Looking forward to a better year than last.

Happy New Year my friends.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

This and that at Christmas time 2016

I believe that Donald Trump will  move quickly on his promises when we finally reach January  20. Expect to see action on border enforcement, tightening of immigration and a halt to unchecked
infiltration of the country by refugees.

The most disturbing videos on Facebook are of migrants punching or otherwise assaulting women and young girls on the streets and subways of Germany.  Someone must step up and put these punks in their place.

The Navy is backtracking on a plan to change the designations of enlisted rankings.
The plan attempted to remove gender from the titles but now they are rethinking the idea.

Sanctuary cities, towns and hamlets are on the way out.  Holding back funds from municipalities that ,cover for illegals will seriously impair that activity.

The Trump cabinet is almost complete and the nominations have been excellent.  There will be some fireworks at the hearings but all are expected to be approved.

 Wishing everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS .




Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The real Columbus Day is October 12 as celebrated in Spain.  Cristoforo Colombo's four voyages to the new world opened the Americas to European culture, law and ideas. Columbus is of course, not ithout detractors.  Many view his explorations of the Bahamas, the Antilles, coastal Venezuela and Central America as exploitation, but 524 years after the first voyage he is still credited with opening the new world to adventuristic Europeans.

Monday, October 10, 2016

SECOND TRUMP CLINTON DEBATE IS OVER

The second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is over and both sides must be relieved. The video/audio clip from NBC archives almost scuttled the Trump campaign and there were many bailouts who said they wanted to separate themselves from the sinking ship.  The Donald is made of stronger stuff than his GOP detractors and came back fighting.

First, he presented a pre-debate tableau of women who have accused Bill Clinton of various degrees of sexual misbehavior showing that he was prepared to pull out all the stops in the wage of words with the Clintons.

Next, he stayed on message, not letting Hillary get ahead of him on a range of issues.  He came out of the Sunday night battle ahead of Hillary possibly because he was not expected to get through the onslaught by the media.  The moderators, Anderson Cooper (CNN) and Martha Raddatz (ABC) showed an unrelenting bias against Trump.  Will we ever see a straight down the middle, fair and objective moderator again?

The real Gunfight at the OK Corral may be coming at the next closed door session of the GOP inner circle.  The ones who jumped ship on the weekend may be a little nervous this morning.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Changes Coming to Riverhead

Multiplex movie theater is being considered for the old WalMart location (east of Ostrander).  Several existing stores may have to move if the proposal is approved.

Medical diagnostic center is under construction in the Walmart Center on route 58 directly in front of Bobs furniture.

An assisted living center for seniors has been proposed for the vacant property just behind Home Depot.  Local farmers and residents have made comments before the Town Board on the project.

A medical marijuana dispensary is open and operating at a facility at the east end of route 58.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TRUMP WITHDRAWS FROM DEBATE.
FOX just shot itself in the foot.  The debate sponsored by Fox News needed Donald Trump not the other way round.  Fox could have nipped this problem in the bud when after the initial confrontation between Trump and Kelly by announcing a rotation of moderators.  They have plenty of talent at Fox and could have drawn from some excellent interviewers such as Brit Hume, Steve Hayes, Hannity, Greta van Susteren and so many more.

OMNIBUS BILL A LOSER
The spending bill legislated by the House and Senate continues sanctuary cities, funds Planned Parenthood, provides funds for refugees and every other special program that Obama wanted.  There was absolutely no opposition from Congress and enthusiastically supported by Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan.  A handful of Republican senators carried the bill across the finish line.  This never should have passed and clearly indicates the urgent need for a change in congress as well as the Oval Office.

GOOD WORK HIGHWAY DEPT
Quick work with the snow removal Riverhead.  Roads were plowed in short order and thoroughly too. Compare this to the City or even DC where many streets are still not cleaned.