Welcome to the Florida Legislature

In this free country, when a citizen of this country sees something or someone doing wrong to this free country, it is not only right to speak up in defense of this free country, it is the duty of her citizens to speak up to the wrong in this free country.

Welcome to our visitor from the Florida Legislature in

Tallahassee, Florida, United States.


To a few of our posting about you

SB 1304: Florida Black Bears?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


SB 1304: Florida Black Bears

March 1, 2017

A simple bill for protecting our Black Bears


You are darn right, I along with thousands of my neighbors are extremely upset with your handling of our beloved neighbor (The Florida Animals) in this state of confusion, which you have built.

How would you like it if invaders came to your land and systematically took your land for theirs and sold all of your food for profit?

This is just what you in the government of Florida have been doing for years (For Profit).

The Black Bear along with the rest of our natives just want to live in peace without your interference.

How do you respond?


You sell vast numbers of license and registrations to kill (For Profit)!




Since 2010 Florida has lost 993 Highway troopers

Since 2010 Florida has lost 993 Highway troopers

I know that you

all are tired


my picking on our

Florida Government.


if it





like a duck!


here goes

another one.

Florida has shown the world

that its government

does not

‘Respect Our First Responders’!


It least since 2010

when it elected

Republican Rick Scott as Governor of Florida.

Number of Florida Troopers

(Highway Patrol Troopers),

decline since 2010.


Florida lost 1/2 of its workforce Miami Herald Reported

Starting salary since 2006 is $34,000 a year.

The Associated Press

The number of speeding tickets issued by the Florida Highway Patrol has dropped for three straight years as the agency deals with a shortage of troopers.

Col. Gene Spaulding tells the Miami Herald the agency has lost 993 troopers — or about half of its workforce — to retirement or resignation since 2010.

Spaulding says the agency does what it can to provide public safety, patrolling areas that include Interstates 4, 75 and 95 in the nation’s third most populated state that also doubles as a tourist destination.

The Herald cites low pay as a possible reason for high turnover.

A starting trooper in Florida makes about $34,000, the same wage that’s been in effect since 2005. In Mississippi, starting pay for a trooper is $38,000 and $47,000 in Louisiana.

Meantime, Spaulding said the agency does what it can to provide public safety, patrolling areas that include Interstates 4, 75 and 95 and Florida’s Turnpike in the nation’s third most populated state that also doubles as a tourist destination.

The Herald cited low pay as a possible reason for high turnover. A starting trooper in Florida makes about $34,000, the same wage that’s been in effect since 2005. In Mississippi, starting pay for a trooper is $38,000 and $47,000 in Louisiana.

It’s been three years since the last pay raise for most of state law enforcement. The $82.4 billion budget passed this year by the Florida Legislature includes a 5 percent raise. Even so, the salaries will remain behind troopers in surrounding states. And, the Herald noted, local police and sheriff agencies are luring troopers with pay increases. In Miami-Dade County, for example, the starting salary is over $50,000.


Child Falls From 2nd Story Window in Opa-Locka

It’s not my fault, I am not a stupid freeloader!


I just want to sue the owner of the building.

Mother placed her child next to an open window with only a removable screen between him and the ground.


It was the fault of the Manager of the Building.


Two year old fell from a 2nd floor window in OpaLocka Florida


A family friend told NBC 6 that the reason why the baby fell through the window was because she has a broken air conditioning unit.

“No AC! It’s uninhabitable. You come here and you don’t want to stay here. Trust me, it’s hell. I ain’t do nothing to my baby.”

Siesta Beach Named Best in US by Renowned FIU Professor

However, the landlord at the building says that’s not true, painting a very different picture.

“I feel that this is highly suspect,” said George Howard, the landlord. “If anyone has an AC problem,  all they have to do is come down to our management and get forms to sign up and management will attend to it immediately.”

Fla. Deputy Seen Asking Crash Victim Immigration Status

The manager also claims they haven’t paid rent for a year.

“That’s not true,” said Paul Embury, the building manager, “We have a lot of complaints in this building because we are evicting 22 of the 48 residents who many have not paid rent for a year.”


Child Falls From 2nd Story Window in Opa-Locka | NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Child-Falls-From-2nd-Story-Window-in-Opa-Locka-424671644.html#ixzz4iNCpPYjo

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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.