Short Notes – 8.20.13

Everyone deserves a forever home.

Tuesday 10, Tim Byrd

The Peas

One word.


Friday’s Hero, Senator Joe Manchin ~ 6.21.13

FRIDAY’SJoe Manchin is not my US Senator, he represents the State of West Virginia, but his leadership should be emulated by leaders in all houses of Congress and on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Joe Manchin stands on principle, not politics.

In the “good old days” we had Senators of principle, our elected officials cared more about the nation than the party and they worked together to find common sense solutions… those were the good old days.

Today our governing officials seem more concerned with vitriol than what is in the best interest of the American people.  Joe Manchin fits the “good old days” mold better than most of today’s pols.

I first learned of Joe Manchin when he was Governor during one of the coal-mine catastrophes, he was a take charge leader who showed compassion and determination.  It was in those moments of tragedy that Joe Manchin elevated himself to being a statesman.

Manchin was elected to the United States Senate in 2010 after the death of Robert Byrd.  Since coming to the Senate he has worked in a bi-partisan manner to do what he thinks is best for our nation.

He has taken stances that are not always popular, but he has stood behind his commitments to the people of West Virginia and considered their needs more than those of the Democratic party.

Machin was co-sponsor of legislation seeking a balanced budget amendment and common sense gun control.Byrd Successor

He is tough on crime, compassionate for the elderly and disenfranchised and steadfast in opposition to the war in Afghanistan.

Joe Manchin is a Senator that the people of West Virginia can be proud of, his commitment to his constituents, the citizens of the United States and common sense bi-partisanship makes him this week’s Friday’s Hero.

Short Notes – 6.3.13


Get Here!

Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg has died.

Another case of Hollywood over-sharing!

Words to Live By

2 Adults, 2 Kids @ Disney now, $391.94 to get in the door….  Priceless?

And this IS priceless!


45th Street, West Palm Beach

Short Notes.. Reason 74,362 Why Joe Scarborough Should Be POTUS

Joe Scarborough should be President of the United States.  He speaks the truth where both parties are concerned, he is conservative/moderate and has the experience to make a difference.

I would love to see him run on a combined ticket with a Democrat in an Independent campaign for America’s future.  We have to get away from the controlling parties if we ever want to save our country!

Morning Joe on MSNBC is the best political roundtable there is, the only reason I would ever want to see the show go away would be to see Scarborough become POTUS!

Below are his comments regarding the disgusting vote by the Senate yesterday when they turned their back on 90% of Americans.

Short Notes – Lunch with Congressman Patrick Murphy

s-PATRICK-MURPHY-ALLEN-WEST-largeI had lunch with Congressman Patrick Murphy today… ok, not just the two of us, but us and 148 others.

Today was the Annual Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club External Affairs Luncheon, and Murphy was one of the guest speakers.

At 29 years old, the Democrat is the youngest in the U.S House or Senate.  His recent election was against one of the most divisive members of any recent Congress, Alan West.

I came away from today’s luncheon very impressed with Murphy.

His comments were off the cuff, he made no excuses for why things are not getting done in Washington and he spoke about what he thinks is wrong with our present day politic.  He did not back away from any topic and criticized both Democrats and Republicans equally, including the President.

Congressman Murphy told us about a meeting he coordinated last week with 31 other freshman Congressmen and women, both Democratic and Republican, where they drafted a letter to the leaders on both sides of the aisle and the President of the United States.  (Freshman Congresswoman Lois Frankel did not attend the meeting.)

In the letter, as Murphy described it, they informed leadership that they were elected to work together and that they would NOT be participating in the politics of the past of party rule and party line votes.

I was very happy to hear this.

Murphy also expressed his support and has the vote to back it up, where he crossed over the aisle and supported a Republican initiative that stated if Congress and the President have not adopted a budget by April 15th they do not get paid.

Murphy voted on the prevailing side with only a few other Democrats in support of the initiative.  Sadly, Congresswoman Frankel towed the party line and voted against the initiative standing with Nancy Pelosi and the majority of the other Democrats.

Murphy appears to be a breath of fresh air in Washington, I hope that he and the other members of his Freshman class who are committed to making a difference for America can make a dent in the politics of destruction and party rule.

It was a pleasure to see the Congressman and I look forward to his tenure representing ALL of the people of his district.