This will be a first for Florida!

State Democratic Chair urges club members to unite

This will be a first for Florida!

Democrat’s Uniting!

Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel

Chats with audience members after a speech in Sumter County on Saturday that was co-hosted by The Villages Democratic Club.



May 13, 2017


Wanting help in turning the Sunshine State back blue, the recently elected state Democratic Party Chair spoke to Florida’s largest Democratic club in Florida on Saturday.

The event was held at the Colony Cottage in Sumter County,

where Stephen Bittel urged the 2,000 members of The Villages Democratic Club to knock on doors


get people registered as well as unite behind the Democrat selected to run against Gov. Rick Scott next year

as well as the Democrat running in the 2020 presidential race.

Bittel added that President Donald Trump is pushing an agenda

that will leave 24 million people without health insurance


acknowledged Trump’s recent and controversial firing of FBI director James Comey.

“This is not the America that I dream of, that I grew up in, this it is not the America that you want to leave your kids and grandchildren,”

said Bittel,

standing at the podium in a packed meeting room.

“So we have work to do, together.”

CEO of Terranova Corporation and a major Democratic fundraiser,

Bittel was elected in January to lead the Florida party

after its humiliating presidential defeat by about 113,000 votes.

Happy Mother’s Day Girls

from me

to all of my lovely

Follower Women

Florida’s Live Oak

Nature’s Reflections – Florida’s Live Oak

March 31, 2017


Nature’s Reflections, SECO News

One of the most majestic trees of the South

The huge old Florida live oaks

(Quercus virginiana)

draped in Spanish moss,

are among the most magnificently beautiful trees.

Standing forty to fifty feet in height, they grow in a variety of soils.

These long-lived, pest-free trees are among our most valuable and historic shade trees.

The Spanish moss and resurrection ferns grow on live oak branches but are not harmful to the trees. Loved by some and disliked by others, these three plants have historically grown together in harmony.

Many of the largest live oaks are actually registered and thought to be more than two hundred years old.

As a native hardwood, the live oak ranks the heaviest – weighing 55 pounds per cubic foot when air dry (75 pounds per cubic foot, fresh weight).

These trees are known for their resistance to disease and incredible density. Periodic pruning helps to decrease the tremendous weight of the branches and keeps the tree from splitting under its own weight.

Today, the live oak is a prized shade tree. In past centuries, the trees were used to build naval ships. In 1828, the United States set aside 1,300 acres of land in the Florida Panhandle known as the Naval Live Oaks, which is now part of the National Park Service. Among the ships constructed from live oaks were the revolutionary privateer the Hancock, “Old Ironsides” herself – USS Constitution, and the USS Constellation, built in the 1790s. The wood was also used for: cart hubs, axles, screws and cogs of mill wheels, waterwheels and pilings. The wood is attractive for use as furniture or flooring, but proves to be too hard to work and finish easily.

When planting, leave a lot of room for growth. The key is not to plant them too close together, or in areas likely to suffer road, building or power line construction.

In January–February, live oaks shed their leaves when the old leaves are actually pushed off by the new growth. Acorns mature in September through October, average 390 per pound and germinate soon after falling. Acorns are favored by all kinds of wildlife and are of great nutritional value to many birds and mammals.

Column & photos by Sandi Staton

Florida Governors Rick Scott’s Job Report is in

Orlando leading state with 42,700 new jobs

 Sounds great.



reads between the lines.

Same old bait and switch

sleight of hand



have come accustomed too.

The industries with the largest job gains

over the year

in the Orlando area were





12,000 new jobs.

trade, transportation and utilities


8,200 new jobs


professional and business services


7,100 new jobs.

Florida Governors leisure and hospitality,

although needed at times,

are low paying, part-time, no benefit jobs.

Employment (in thousands)

Trade, transportation and utilities

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

About the Leisure and Hospitality supersector

Workforce Statistics

Earnings and Hours

Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

Workplace Trends

 Now, how about some real jobs for the state?

Florida contractors want to hire

but have found a tight labor market

Apr 23, 2017

88 percent of construction firms in the state plan to increase hiring over the next six months.


about 84 percent of contractors

anticipate experiencing more difficulty finding appropriately skilled labor.

Why you might ask

being that

so many people



Professional workers and labors

are not going to work with Governor Scotts

(Low pay, no benefits, no retirement jobs)


have left the state for greener pastures!

A recent survey of contractors in Florida produced mixed numbers for the construction industry as employers both expected to hire more workers.

However they believe they will experience difficulty in finding the right people.

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

surveyed its members in Florida where they found that 88 percent of construction firms in the state plan to increase hiring over the next six months.

However, about 84 percent of contractors anticipate experiencing more difficulty finding appropriately.

Florida’s in a drought

Florida’s in a drought

The State of Florida has its Floridian Home Owners, in a (Water Ban) once again.

In other words, Homeowners cannot wash their cars, water their lawns, wash clothing UN-less it is a full load, wash their dishes UN-less it is a full load.


While driving to and from work, grocery shopping, or traveling around commercial places like, all of the Florida Attractions like Disney World, (The Villages), Golf courses, hotels, motel, camping areas, or town green ways, needing to close windows or get a shower from ‘runaway sprinklers!

Because no commercial business is ever in a ‘Water Ban in Florida, why?

Because commercial businesses are owned by Florida Government Officials that’s why!


It has nothing to do with the ‘Climate Changing.’

It is just that “Florida ran out of Rain.”

Weather Plus

Just in:

Florida’s drought may mean mandatory water cutbacks soon

April 13, 2017

The South Florida Water Management District’s governing board approved a water shortage order this morning that puts counties on alert that mandatory cutbacks may be necessary.

About 34 percent of Florida is now in a severe drought with an additional 35 percent either in moderate drought or abnormally dry.

The State of Florida is on Fire!

The State of Florida is on Fire!

Don’t worry,

It’s not because of Climate Change,

because there is no such a thing.

Half of Florida is burning


the fires are still in charge.


No rain is in site for

at the very least

a week.

Florida weather people

have never seen it this bad!

Brush fire smoke could cause road closures all week

Laurie K Blandford ,

Florida Today April 10, 2017


is the most trusted weather people,

among many other things,

in the world.

NOAA, Every

Weather People,

Every Scientist


Every person willing to tell the truth,

knows that

our Climate is Changing

and that

‘We Humans’

have been helping to speed this along



Climate Change Stupid

People like this

‘New Guy in the Whitehouse’


The governor of Florida


Climate Change Stupid

know this

and do not care about anything except

“The Money into their pockets!”

Crews continue to battle brush fires across South Florida


Published March 06, 2017

Brush fire smokes out I-Drive in Orlando

Florida Today April 7, 2017


Central Florida News

To answer today’s question is

The answer to today’s question

is right after

I get this off of my chest,

so to speak.


I am not a teacher of anything mainly because I know nothing.

However, I do know this.

The only thing that

I hate

more than a

Male Chauvinist Pig



Sounder of Male Swine,

Florida Governor


the state congress


hell bent on replacing

a Female Democratic Judge

‘Voted in by her District voters’

with a

Republican Male Judge

from another district!

Florida’s way of saying equal pay this!

I am however, a good student and enjoy reading everything, thank you to Creator and my teachers.

Very soon every Jewish person (Hebrew), will agree that the Messiah did come already and will return soon.

“The Word of God?”


To answer today’s question.

The answer to Who or What is

“The Word of God?”

Every Christian must or at least should know the answer to this question.

In reality, what or should I say who is this

‘Word of God’?

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word,


the Word was with God,


the Word was God.

John 1:2

He was in the beginning with God.

John 1:3

All things came into being through Him,


apart from Him

nothing came into being that has come into being.

1) There is one God

(Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5).

2) The Trinity consists of three Persons

(Genesis 1:1, 26; 3:22; 11:7; Isaiah 6:8, 48:16, 61:1; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

In Genesis 1:1,

the Hebrew plural noun “Elohim” is used.

In Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7 and Isaiah 6:8,

the plural pronoun for “us” is used. The word “Elohim” and the pronoun “us” are plural forms, definitely referring in the Hebrew language to more than two. While this is not an explicit argument for the Trinity, it does denote the aspect of plurality in God. The Hebrew word for “God,” “Elohim,” definitely allows for the Trinity.

Another undetected Natural Gas Leak

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college students in America

Two more homes burned

One burned to the ground.

The second saved by students passing by.


Another undetected Natural Gas Leak

Santa Rosa Beach Home Destroyed in Fire on Monday

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Two rental houses in the Panhandle rented for your students burned to the ground because of another

Clean, Clear, Safe Natural Gas!

Gas leak in two rental houses in the Panhandle Florida burned down

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