Editorial Note: Senator Jack Latvala is beloved by the progressive establishment, and why not? He supports big government, demonizes and attacks those who try to shrink government and uses progressive hard ball tactics to destroy his opponents. Latvala is the type of Republican leader produced by the classic Republican establishment: the kind that is elected because he has an “R” after his name. He is in the same mold as Charlie Crist and should join him where Latvala truly belongs…in the Democrat party. Here is Latvala’s latest RINO charge- helping a Democrat candidate get elected in a tight district where the RNCC is working for a Republican. You can be confident that this is all about buying votes to get him elected as Senate President in Florida.
Helena Nunn’s news roundup.
Jack Latvala’s Distasteful Democratic Dalliance Why is Latvala “helping a Democratic congressional candidate win in a district the RNCC is desperately fighting for? A vote for Palm Beach Co Commissioner McKinlay, running for the District 18 seat Patrick Murphy is vacating, is a vote to return Nancy Pelosi to the speakership..Even the socialist Daily Kos expressed a kind of delighted shock in this June 10 report: “FL-18: Here’s something you don’t see every day: a high-profile Republican legislator appearing at a fundraiser for a Democratic congressional candidate. But sure enough, GOP state Sen. Jack Latvala attended an event for Palm Beach County (Commissioner) Melissa McKinlay. And it’s not like this (FL-18) is some safely blue seat either: Romney won this district 52-48, and both parties are expecting to fight hard to win it.” AND LATVALA WANTS TO BE HEAD OF THE SENATE????????
Look Who’s Bashing Obama’s Economy Now “.listen to the rhetoric about 7 years of Obamanomics.:”I am hot. I am mad, I am angry.””There is something profoundly wrong when the average American is working longer hours for lower wages and we have the highest rate of child poverty of any major country on earth.”…”Every one of those attacks came from Labor Day remarks by Hillary,Bernie and Biden.Their prognosis is dead-on…the recovery that started a few months after Obama took office has been the worst since the Great Depression, with GDP and employment growth far below the average post-World War II recoveries.. give these Dems credit for recognizing what’s going on, and that voters aren’t happy about it. That’s more than the mainstream press has been willing to admit.It’s just too bad Obama’s would-be successors are all proposing to prescribe more of the same.”
Sorry For What, Hillary? “An apology doesn’t answer the scandal’s most important questions.While apologizing you said, “What I had done was allowed, it was above board.” You must know by now that while the State Dept allowed the use of home computers in 2009, agency rules required that email be secured. Yours was not. Just 9 months into your term, new regulations required that your emails be captured on dept servers. You stashed yours on a home-brewed system until Congress found out. Why not admit you violated policy?.. If what you did was “above board,” then you wouldn’t object to all exec officials at every level of gov storing their email on private servers – out of the public’s reach. Tell me how that wouldn’t subvert the federal Freedom of Information Act and “sunshine laws” in every state?”
Editorial: Strategy breaks homeless cycle in Tampa Small but interesting study to break homeless cycle in Tampa.”A recent study of 17 homeless people in Tampa has found a cost savings to local taxpayers by housing them in a renovated apartment complex between Fletcher and Fowler avenues called Cypress Landings. Conducted by the University of Tampa, the study tracked the number of visits to emergency rooms, how many nights were spent in jail and how often detox services were needed over the two years they had permanent homes at the apartment complex.The study found a steep drop-off in all those categories when compared with their years spent living on the streets. The combined emergency room visits for the 17 people dropped from 62 to 12, while the detox trips dropped from 148 to 17. The number of overnight jail stays dropped from 1,140 to 196 after they moved into the apartments.”
Planned Parenthood Has Failed to Report Sexual Abuse Unpardonable!! “Decker said that the taxpayer shouldn’t be forced to subsidize an organization that fails to report the sexual abuse of minors in its care and is suspected of trafficking aborted fetal body parts…“The only thing Planned Parenthood is entitled to is a federal investigation.According to the report, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona performed two abortions on a 12-year-old girl who was being sexually abused by her 23-year-old foster brother, who brought her to the clinic for the abortions.The victim filed a civil lawsuit against Planned Parenthood for failing to report the crime in a timely fashion, which was later settled.
Additionally, “two different Planned Parenthood facilities in Arizona were caught on tape failing to report statutory rape,” the ADF report states..”
698K Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August: Why This Suddenly Is The Most Important Jobs Chart “The chart is especially important because what it shows for just the month of August will be enough to provide the Trump – and every other – campaign with enough soundbites and pivot points to last it for weeks on end: namely, that in August a whopping 698,000 native-born Americans lost their job. This drop was offset by 204,000 foreign-born Americans, who got a job in the month of August.But the punchline: since December 2007, according to the Household Survey, only 790,000 native born American jobs have been added. Contrast that with the 2.1 million foreign-born Americans who have found a job over the same time period…”
YouGov Presidential Poll – Sept 2015 This poll looks closely at every candidate, Democrat or Republican running for President.
The price of Europe’s fecklessness Must Read! “The horror has now piled up on Europe’s doorstep, thanks evidently to the skill of Turkish gangs who have turned the Turkey-to-Balkans smuggling route into a superhighway. Europe said and did nothing while the global refugee count exploded from 40 million in 2010 to 60 million in 2014, according to the UN High Commission on Refugees, but was shocked, shocked to find such people on its doorstep… It is isn’t only that ISIS (and other jihadists) are able to smuggle to Europe as many of their operatives as they care to, as ISIS itself purportedly boasts. The refugee population itself is flush with killers from both sides fleeing the war. The presence of small children does not obviate this; killers have families, too.”
#BlackLivesMatter’s agenda is costing black lives “The theme of the movie is that there is an epidemic of racist white policemen, gunning down innocent black people. The movie’s message is that the police must be restrained from vigorous enforcement of the law.That was the message of the Black Power movement half a century ago, and it is the message of the Black Lives Matter movement today..But the most important #BLM demand is the first: “End ‘broken windows’ policing.” The evidence is that this is already happening at the cost of black lives.. While murders are up, arrests are down.There is”reluctance to act [which] is affecting police departs across the country, as virtually every tool in an officer’s tool chest from traffic stops to public-order maintenance is vilified as racist.”The tragedy is that the “broken windows” policing #BLM decries has saved thousands of black lives.”
Editorial: Tampa’s growth a flawed vision without better transportation And just recently, Money Magazine listed Tampa as the best large city in the Southeast, bringing national attention to its job market, affordability and big aspirations…Months before there was another ranking, by the car navigation company TomTom, that listed Tampa as having the 11th worst traffic congestion in the nation. Few who live here would argue with that ranking…The group behind Go Hillsborough, the effort to win public support for a sales tax increase to fund transportation improvements.. with either a half-cent or full penny added to the sales tax in Hillsborough County. A half cent would raise about $3 billion over the 30 years it would be collected, and a full penny would raise about $6 billion over that time.The county has $8 billion in unfunded transportation needs on the books now.
SAT Scores Hit Four-Decade Low – Breitbart “A record 1.7 million seniors took the SAT last year…students scored a worst since 1999 math score of 511, worst since 1972 reading score of 495, and worst writing score since the section was added in 2005.Goveducation spending as a percent of GDP on K thr 12th grade jumped from about 2 percent in the 1950s .. to 4.4 percent of GDP early in Obama’s administration…The worst performing cities have in common the very high percentages of households where English is not spoken as a first language. Research shows that the language barrier can have a disastrous effect on learning outcomes… Although the rapid descent of SAT scores slowed during the Bush years, the Obama administration issued waivers and refused to enforce the No Child penalties. Since his inauguration, SAT scores have plummeted.”
Tampa area bedeviled by thousands of tiny frogs after heavy rain Frogs “are coming out this time of year in biblical proportions, most likely triggered by the rain, the moist soil and the ability of frogs and toads to do what they do: reproduce by the thousands when conditions are right.Thousands of dime-size frogs, believed to be greenhouse frogs, are covering lanais, sidewalks and front stoops in recent weeks..Greenhouse frogs are an invasive species but don’t do much to infringe on indigenous frogs, he said. Mostly, greenhouse frogs are food for snakes and other small creatures not fussy about what they stuff into their gullets.”
307,000 Veterans May Have Died While Waiting for benefits. Veterans “deserve the quality and timely healthcare they earned, but sadly are not getting.It’s time for results, not continual empty rhetoric.The agency has an annual budget of roughly $160 billion. In 2014 congress gave the VA an additional $16.3 billion to provide veterans with more choice when it came to their healthcare.The VA manipulated the intentions behind the choice program, making the option virtually impossible for veterans to use. Again, the VA chose to put the agency ahead of veterans well-being.The VA has evolved into a massive bureaucracy that facilitates an unethical culture that refuses to accept change.Its leadership climate fosters zero accountability within the department… The VA needs accountability, choice and access for private care options, and a cultural shift that puts veterans first.
Report: Half of schools cut cafeteria staff as kids abandon Obama menus “Nearly everything Clinton has said in her defense regarding her secret server has been a lie. Among the minor lies: her claim that she set up the server so she could use a single device.Her claim that State was saving her e-mails to staff. Her claim that she erased tens of thousands of e-mails because they included, among other things, her e-mail correspondence with her husband. (Bill doesn’t use e-mail.)Hillary said she never solicited e-mail from Blumenthal. The latest e-mails show that she was in near-constant contact with him, .. The more important lie: She said she never received or sent classified information..And it was a lie..Still, all of this ignores the biggest smoking gun of them all: her illicit server. It’s sitting in plain view, its smoke visible to anyone with eyes to see.”
Report: Obama coal plan will boost electricity bills 16%, drive companies offshore “The so-called Clean Power Plan is expected to decrease carbon dioxide emissions in the generating sector by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2032. To do this, massive amounts of coal-fired generating capacity will be shuttered and wind and solar power will be built in their stead—technologies that cost 2 to 4 times more than the coal capacity that is being shuttered..” “According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), residential electricity prices are expected to be 16 percent higher in real prices than today..”Low energy prices and American ingenuity have brought manufacturing back to this country. However, all this is likely to change as Obama’s regulations go into effect, making electricity and natural gas prices escalate, forcing companies to accept higher domestic operating costs or move offshore,” warned the report.”