Hey Florida, Even Lebanon Connecticut is going Green!


Greenhouse at Lebanon farm

producing power

along with plants

Lebanon Connecticut is going ‘Green’!

With the help of the Connecticut Democratic Party and President Obama’s style of Governing.


Employees, dignitaries and other guests gather at Pride’s Corner Farm on Waterman Road in Lebanon for an event to recognize the farm’s new 240-kilowatt solar array Friday, March 3, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Dayhttp://www.theday.com/local/20170303/greenhouse-at-lebanon-farm-producing-power-along-with-plants

Published March 03. 2017

By Judy Benson Day staff writer


Lebanon —

Even in the morning’s chilly breezes and barren late winter landscape, Friday’s bright sunshine wasn’t going to waste at Pride’s Corner Farm on Waterman Road.

“We’re getting 25 percent of the farm’s electricity needs from the solar panels,”

said Mark Sellew, owner of the 400-acre plant farm.

“They’re already hooked up to the grid.”

With local, state and federal lawmakers and other officials on hand, Sellew celebrated the recent installation of 725 solar panels atop a new open-sided greenhouse that will be busy this spring with 100 workers cleaning, tagging and packing 2,200 varieties of nursery plants for shipping to privately owned garden centers, wholesalers and landscape contractors throughout the Northeast.

Before cutting a silky green ribbon to mark the occasion, Sellew credited the partnership of federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, the Connecticut Farm Energy Program and the state Department of Agriculture, with helping make the project happen.

Sitting atop a two-acre concrete pad, the metal-frame greenhouse was built with a $600,000 USDA grant and $1.6 million of the farm’s own funds, Sellew said. The panels will produce 240 kilowatts of electricity, or about 296,600 kilowatts annually, said Eric Virkler, project manager for Earthlight, the Ellington-based company that designed the greenhouse and installed the panels.

While some of the power produced by the panels will be used for lights and conveyor belts inside the greenhouse, most will be sent to a nearby inverter building, where it will be distributed to the rest of the farm, Virkler said.

One of the unique aspects of the design, he said, is that half the roof is covered with polycarbonate sheets that allow light into the structure, while the other half are metal sheets that can support the weight of the panels.

Amanda Fargo-Johnson, program coordinator for the Connecticut Farm Energy Program, said the Pride’s Corner solar project is the second largest renewable energy project supported by the organization, but more are in the works. The energy program, part of the USDA, provided technical assistance for the project.

Among speakers at the brief ceremony was Emily Boushee, spokeswoman for Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. She praised the new greenhouse as a facility that will improve efficiency for workers by providing a shaded space protected from the rain, while also producing renewable power.

Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, said the project is one of many examples of how solar energy is growing in Connecticut.

“Connecticut is never going to drill for oil or mine coal, but we have a burgeoning solar industry,”

he said.




SB 1304: Florida Black Bears

A simple bill for protecting our Black Bears


Number #1

(Saw-palmetto berries). 


Stop our Florida Government from selling the bear’s habitants

(The Ocala National Forest to the highest bidder)!


Number #2


Stop our Florida Government

from selling and destroying

the Black Bear


many other animals’

only food source!




Restock their natural food source!


Last but by no mean Least,



(A bill into law for a massive fine for every violator)!

SB 1304: Florida Black Bears



Chuck O’Neal to try again at black bear protection bill …


Chuck O’Neal

to try again at black bear protection bill with Linda Stewart. Larry Griffin January 13, 2017, 4:56 pm … new media platform covering campaigns …

Senator Linda Stewart,

District 13 — Press Release


February 28, 2017

CONTACT: Ali Akin Kurnaz, 850-487-5013


Senator Linda Stewart Files Black Bear Act that Protects Wildlife, Restores Habitats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) on Tuesday filed comprehensive legislation to protect Florida black bears and preserve their habitat. Senate Bill 1304, which has been called the Florida Black Bear Habitat Restoration Act, also establishes a fund for local governments for the purchase of bear resistant garbage containers.

“At a time when Florida’s native black bears are facing several threats to their habitat, it is our obligation to ensure the preservation of the iconic species as well as the safety of our neighborhoods,” said Stewart. “Today, we are setting out to do just that.”

Senate Bill 1304 is a companion bill to House Bill 491, which has been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives by Rep. Amy Mercado (D-Orlando).

“By protecting Florida black bear habitats and their food sources, we in turn limit bear-human conflicts and ultimately are closer to ensuring the public’s safety,” said Mercado.

Sen. Linda Stewart


Rep. Amy Mercado

will be joined by the

President of Speak Up Wekiva Chuck O’Neal

to announce the new legislation at a press event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The announcement will take place at 1:00 PM at Lake Eola Park in Orlando by the red pagoda by North Eola Drive.

“This bill addresses many of the problems that are driving Florida black bears from public forests and into neighboring subdivisions,” said O’Neal. “In order to reverse that exodus, we must stop destroying their habitat.”


Black Bear Bill Amy Mecardo and Linda Stewart

Bill would block bear hunts, address habitat

By News Service of Florida

Posted: 7:57 PM, February 28, 2017Updated: 7:57 PM, February 28, 2017



Central Florida News


‘Vehicle versus pedestrian accidents’


How to stop ‘Vehicle versus pedestrian’ accidents in Florida

Yes, this is yet another repeat posting.


Most accidents of this kind happen late in the day and/or night.

I write again Because

How can a vehicle

hit a pedestrian


then one or more vehicles

also hit that same person


just drive away?


Booze and/or stolen vehicle and/or no driver’s license.

A simple way to slowdown

if not end hit and run/vehicle versus person accidents.

This although simple,

will never become the law of the country

or the world.


Because many of the lawbreakers are,

the politicians

that would need to write the laws!

A good start would be

Get the time limit of selling and buying liquor and beer,

back to 10: pm slowly

howbeit as quickly as possible.

Give police, prosecution attorneys and judges

stronger laws to punish the law-breakers!

Make jail time something

for the

habitual lawbreaker

to remember.

Florida Highway Patrol

Traffic Incidents


Florida hit-and-run crashes

Women struck by two drivers Pine hill Rd and Balbos Dr one driver drove away


Central Florida hit-and-run crashes on the rise, FHP says

1 in 4 crashes last year were hit-and-run incidents

By Emilee Speck – Digital journalist , Sachelle Saunders – Reporter

February 16, 2017


Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crash Statistics

In 2014, 4,884 pedestrians and 726 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts). Here are more facts and figures on pedestrian and bicycle crashes:




Presidents Day (?)


11.3 Million Dollars and counting

This is only in Florida for Vacations!

(Told you so)



Way to go Trumplethinskin!

Trump’s Florida Vacations Have Cost Taxpayers

Almost As Much In A Month


Obama Spent In A Year

By Jason Easley on Sat, Feb 18th, 2017


President Trump’s weekend vacations

to his private club in Florida

have cost taxpayers almost as much in a month

($11.3 million)


President Obama’s entire travel spending for a year

($12.1 million).



So far this year ‘your president’ has spent 11.3 million

of your tax dollars

just to come to Florida on vacations!

Guess who is the first to feel the pain?


The ‘Florida Small Business Owners’!

Trump’s Florida visits puts small airport in tailspin

FEB 17, 2017



Told you so!



When was the last (First) time


Education Secretary

needed security protection

just to enter a school?

Education Secretary DeVos receiving additional security

posted at 7:21 pm on February 17, 2017 by John Sexton


Betsy DeVos, Pick for Secretary of Education, Is the Most Jeered



Super Callous Fragile Racist Sexist Nazi POTUS: the t-shirt





It is Michele and Barrack Obama’s fault!



(an immigrant)

is said to have a high I.Q


speaks a number of languages.


However, she is now the

(First Lady of the United States of America).

So, she must learn how to speak so that all Americans can understand just what is that she is saying?


American English and at least American Spanish.

It is not that Melania speaks


we cannot understand

a word she said.


The fact that Donald

is just another

Bombastic Stupid Bully!

That speaks until we all fall asleep.


then does nothing!


That each of them cannot speak

without a teleprompter


the help of

multiple speechwriters.

It is in fact Michele and Barrack Obama’s fault!

For eight,

not long enough years,

the people of the Earth

watched and listened to them speak

to the world

from the heart,

their own heart


their own mind


Let us look at the how and why?

First Lady Michele Obama



President Barrack Obama!


Heaven forbid that we could have had eight,

also not long enough years


President Hillary


‘First Male Person Bill Clinton.

Hillary Rodham Clinton


The 42nd President of the United States

William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton


Any Questions?


Democrats load your guns get ready to shoot—-Me!


Just in case you do not know whose side, I am on.

I will always be on the side of my country

(The United States of America)

against all enemies,




This is not a threat


a suicide note;

this is an explanation as to why I requested a


‘Newsletter from a Republican Congressman’!

The only way for a Floridian to know current events is to do the same thing!

My first question, if given the opportunity to ask is,

“Any idea as to when your president is going to stop running for the job and actually start to do the job?”


My president has been ready to do the job for around 40 to 50 years!

Not sure if you have been paying attention for the last 20 years or so about Florida?

Soon after my arrival,

it was pointed out to me that a few of our leaders are


Now, I am starting to believe this.

However, the Floridian Democratic Party,

for all practical purposes,

has been dead of year!

It just has no one to bury it.

Now we know what that horrible stink is in the air!

Remember, this is written by, for the most part, a ‘Diehard Democrat’!

I say, for the most part, because in my past seventy-six years, there were a few needed exceptions.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz allowed Sanders into our party


No One questioned this

Halfbaked:Asinine Idea!

For instance,

has any of our leaders apologized


even admitted to the

catastrophic mistake


paying an outsider of the Democratic Party

to come in and spend a year and a half

‘bad mouthing our candidate’

with lies after lies after lies?

“Hell No!”

What our leaders are doing, after this past election is,

“Badmouthing our past president!”

Obama-linked activists

have a ‘training manual’

for protesting Trump

By Paul Sperry

February 18, 2017 | 10:30am


Like I said earlier,




the Republican Parties candidate

has been using those same,

un-proven lies,

to be elected


in fact still it using them.


DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Must Go!

According to a Democratic National Committee aide, Sanders would not have a problem getting on Democratic primary and caucus ballots because the current party rules do not call for presidential candidates to be registered members of the party.

The DNC defines a presidential candidate as someone who “has accrued delegates in the nominating process and plans to seek the nomination, has established substantial support for his or her nomination as the Democratic candidate for the Office of the President of the United States, is a bona fide Democrat whose record of public service, accomplishment, public writings and/or public statements affirmatively demonstrates that he or she is faithful to the interests, welfare and success of the Democratic Party of the United States, and will participate in the Convention in good faith.”

Sanders, according to the DNC aide who asked to be anonymous because he is not yet a candidate, appears to comply with those rules.

Trump, “they are on to us Pence!”


You know that it is game over

it the top


Florida also gets into the act!

Trump, they are on to us Pence!

Travel Ban Sham

By The Numbers:

Trump Is Inventing Refugees’

Threat to National Security


Hundreds of refugees and migrants


crossing the Mediterranean

aboard a fishing boat,

moments before being rescued

by the Italian Navy


as part of their Mare Nostrum operation in June 2014.

(Massimo Sestini/The Italian Coastguard

By Alex Nowrasteh

Last week President Trump is signed an executive order enacting a 30-day suspension of all visas for nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

[The order has been stayed.]

Foreigners from those seven nations have killed zero Americans in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil

between 1975 and the end of 2015.

Six Iranians, six Sudanese, two Somalis, two Iraqis, and one Yemini have been convicted

of attempting or carrying out terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Zero Libyans or Syrians have been convicted of planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil

during that time period.

Many other foreigners have been convicted of terrorism-related offenses

that did not include planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.


Hitler type lies

like this

is how he,

with the help

of Putin,




President Hillary Clinton!