systems has a few bugs to work out?

Lake County’s new garbage, recycling pickup

It’s looking like our new trash/recycling systems has a few bugs to work out?

Having only one truck per area seems to have come back to bite them in the butt?

I was wondering how the people liked the idea of having to put the trash and recycling containers out before 6:30am in the dark, watching the trash truck come past after 7;30am and the recycle truck, same truck, after 3:30/4:00 in the afternoon?

For people not being able to work, thanks to this Florida Government and retired people like yours truly, if is not that big a deal excepting for the many of us elders that have a fence to keep our pets out of the road, needing to make two trips.

However, the few in Florida able to get work, thanks to our Florida Government’s lack of caring, their containers stay out at the Mersey of the weather and hungry animals all day long!

Today the new company came by around 7:30am with two trucks, one a normal pick up for trash the other with the new system.


The great Fan Debate

Next up, I was in a motel in Gainesville Florida while watching the last diabolical debate and for the life of me, I still cannot understand why anyone not paying our governor under the table to pay for something later, is still willing to vote for “More of the Same?”

If you do not know this, the Republican Party in Florida spent days and nights since the last debate priming Scott for this one, he had to have his “crib” notes in order to remember their instructions as you can see from this photo taken shortly after the debate!


A fan blue his mind and rattled his cage so bad that he could only talk about this mother, wife and regurgitate all of his past lies, nothing about helping Florida in any way shape or form and also no help to his puppeteers!

He was so screwed up that he is still saying that Charlie Crist was the one late to the debate?

Dan’s store leaving Umatilla over trailer dispute

Dan’s store leaving Umatilla over trailer dispute

See, told you so. 🙂

Dan Kerr, who converted the abandoned Bryan Groves citrus processing plant in 1993 into a rustic purveyor of seed, feed and supplies for farmers and ranchers in a five-county region, said he is moving his operation two miles north on State Road 19 to Altoona Station, a roadside gifts and antiques store.


Dan also has great products for your pets and non-chemical critter ( Fire Ants, Cocker roaches, mites and so on) fighters!

Most of all Dan and his staff support the town.

Breanna and the Kid



Look how nice big sister Breanna is babysitting her new little sister Ishi,



I think it is the other way around, Breanna just cannot stay away from Ishi in her day time home.

Airedales do not like to share and baby sister is driving her bonkers.


I just took Ishi out for her walk about, although lately it is more like a run about?

Breanna is next, there is no way she will ever run away, she cannot wait to get back in to keep tabs on the kid!

It is the only place that we can put Ishi in the day time to be safe from her sister.

Vote No on Amendment 3


I am Voting yes on Amendment 1

Vote your choice on Amendment 2

However, I am voting NO! on Amendment 3




Amendment 1


Amendment 3 was placed on the ballot by the Republican state Legislature in a blatant attempt to give Rick Scott the power to gain more control over the supposed non-partisan judiciary.

It is a win-win for Scott and the Republican Party. If Scott loses in November, he would be given the power to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court and other appellate courts before he leaves office.

If he wins in November, he would have the same power in 2019 when he is term limited and leaves office.

The argument that it is designed to prevent a constitutional crisis over whether the incoming or outgoing governor has the power to make the appointments is bogus, since the Supreme Court has issued the advisory opinion that it is the incoming.

To be fair, if Charlie Crist wins, he would have the same opportunity in 2019 when leaving office to pack the courts with his people.

With the Republicans having a huge majority in the legislative branch and holding the governor’s office, the courts have been the only check on the Republicans having absolute power.

The amendment is designed to help remove this last obstacle.

The courts have been the only protection we the people have had in preventing bad amendments from being placed on the ballot, bad bills from becoming law and the state constitution enforced.

The courts cannot be gerrymandered, but a gerrymandered legislature can try to change the laws to manipulate the court system to its advantage.


Vote yes on Amendment 1

Concerning a letter to the editor in the South Lake Press on Oct. 1, letter writer Andy Dubois certainly has an interesting concept why residents of Florida should vote against Amendment 1. The only problem is the facts don’t back up any of his statements.

Conservation land is generally undeveloped land. Property taxes are at a much lower rate than those paid for land developed for business or residence, so there isn’t much loss of revenue. That is, of course, the purpose of conservation.

The land is not paved and contaminated with chemicals so water can be filtered into the aquifer to supply drinking water for Florida. The Green Swamp in Lake County and the Biscayne Aquifer of South Florida are two examples. Conservation property does also protect many species of wildlife, flora and fauna.

Mr. Dubois may want to take another look at Monroe, Collier and Franklin counties.

What they all have in common is they are in the top five counties in Florida with the LOWEST property tax rates as of January 2013.

They are wonderful examples of low property taxes with coastal living, diverse populations and conservation to save our water and land.

Only a quarter of Monroe County and half of Franklin County are comprised of land while the remainder is protected water areas.

Collier and Monroe counties are part of the Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Franklin County has fishing industry, state parks and several rivers located on the Florida Panhandle.

This conservation of land and water not only supplies us with drinking water, it is a large part of the economy of this state, the reason may people move to Florida, locate their businesses here and certainly a major tourist attraction for our state.

Not only does conservation of land and water not raise property taxes, Amendment 1 does not create a new tax.

The funding is a percentage of the current stamp tax paid when a home is sold. Amendment 1 just makes sure the money is dedicated for land and water conservation and cannot be diverted by the Florida Legislature. We have found conservation is not high on the list of priories for our Legislature.

 Amendment 2

Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2 (2014)

Happy Mini Hump Day

Monday, October 6, 2014

8:20 AM

Happy Mini Hump Day

No, not all that much senile as yet, Lake County Florida has changed my ‘Trash Day.’

Poor Old Camel!

Not only did some old adults ‘in-charged’ of one school in Connecticut, “Connecticut Yankees”

I get to say that because I am a retired, Ex Connecticut Yankee, ‘Ex-Snowbird’


with their minds in the gutter, stopped school children from walking around, as are the adults, saying “What Day Is IT?”

So, back to Lake County Florida’s Elite, one must guess that our home-grown ‘Waste Collections’ for guess what reason, could not compete with a ‘Texas Company’, so now our trash collecting day is ‘Monday’ Camel has gone the route of the Native Americans of Connecticut and Florida?

See, told you, there is still hope for my poor old brain, although the jury is still on the ‘Mind’?

Lake County told everyone it the meeting to

“Get you trash out to the curb, 10′ spacing between containers, by 6:30AM?”

“Guess What Time It Is”?

My containers are bigger then my car, they are so big that the trash might sit in the back yard for a year before it must go to the street?

This is Florida don’t ya know!


One down one to go?

Guess they have two trucks?

If this is true, where is the savings to the taxpayers?


GOP and the rush to war

GOP and the rush to war

‘touche’ my friend, ‘touche’.

A recent cartoon by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in The Daily Commercial asked a very important question: “Which is worse, a President Obama who is deliberate in deciding a course of action, or a President George W. Bush who rushes into a war in Iraq, in which 4,500 American military are killed, over $1 trillion is spent, enemies are created that later form ISIL, and Iraq is worse off than it was before we started the war?”

My vote for worse is President W.

President Obama is building a coalition of countries in Europe as well as the Middle East who have an interest in eliminating ISIL at least as great as we have. We are concerned about this blood thirsty group slipping a few people with U.S. or European Union passports across our border to perform terrorist activities.

The Middle Eastern countries have to be concerned about thousands of ISIL terrorists crossing their borders. While we should employ our air power to provide food to hungry civilians and to dull the military strength of ISIL, it doesn’t make sense for the U.S. to attempt to destroy them by ourselves.

President Obama’s actions are supported by most Democrats, while Republican leaders such as Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are calling for more “kinetics,” read, “military action.”

When deciding whether to vote Democratic or Republican on Nov. 4, vote Republican if you endorse charging into wars. Vote Democratic if you prefer our leaders to make deliberate decisions and to include the forces of other nations in our plans.

BILL LORSON | Leesburg How we stir antipathy