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Moved the site and lost 3 months of cartoons!
Jun 21st, 2011 by Rob Smith, Jr.

Had to move all the websites and this one got hit hardest losing 3 months of cartoons. I’ll do my best to replace those as soon as I can!

January 4th, 2010 – Brain Removal
Jan 4th, 2011 by Rob Smith, Jr.

The West Palm Beach, Florida, story below makes me crazy!!! Brief comments below!

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Ibis HOA wants to remove 168 oak trees

by Andrew Abramson

Al Vazquez, chairman of West Palm Beach’s Green Task Force, wishes his neighborhood had the same luscious oak trees that line the streets in Ibis, an upscale West Palm community west of I-95 off Northlake Boulevard. So Vazquez was stunned to learn that Ibis officials were planning to remove 168 oak trees and replace them with palm trees.

“We should be so lucky,” Vazquez said. “What these people want to be removed is just insane.”

Read the rest of the story by clicking here.

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Remove that canopy of trees and the folks in that subdivision will watch their air conditioning bills double or triple. Palms of any kind cannot provide the shade and cooling an oak can.

Sounds like realtors at work here. Nothing costs tax payers more than realtors, road builders and developers trying to make a buck.

And who would vote for a candidate dumb enough to buy a home in a swamp, which is what all of those western neighborhoods were just a handful of years ago.

John Mica & the Scams of Private Government Business
Nov 20th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.

Listening to John Mica on Fox News yammering on and on about how we need private business to do TSA duties. He says the private security businesses campaign contributions have nothing to do with his yammering. Yet, when asked about whether specific procedures & equipment should be shelved, he waffles, won’t answer specifically and starts talking about needing private companies again. Proving he’s in bed with the private companies, he won’t specify what methods should or shouldn’t go, so if the private companies start they can do anything they want. Including full body scans. Only when a private company becomes the arm of Government, the taxpayers can’t complain to the private business, because they are private. If you go to the politician, then they don’t want to do anything for fear of losing campaign contributions. Mica has done this in the past.

I’ve seen myself how MUCH, MUCH more expensive and less effective private companies are than citizen accountable government workers. Sure Government workers can be lazy slugs. But you can fid their supervisor, or Commissioner, or Mayor, etc. With a private company they just finger point back to the Government who hired them. I’ve gone or seen others go to Government folks to complain and watch as they typically point back to the private company. It’s also a way where the everyone can say it’s everyone else’s fault … and be right!

John Mica has been and still is a lousy bug out to steal our tax money to pay off his contributor buddies. Shame this “RINO” was voted back in. I can only hope Tea Party folks target him next time.

Big Surprise as GOP & Dems try to thwart Floridians say.
Nov 4th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.

I tried to tell folks that Amendments 5 & 6 & 4 were for us citizens to have a say in Government. I actually had a builder tell me he didn’t want 4 to pass because he didn’t want people in the way of his making money from Government projects.

Here we see with 5 & 6 passing and the Democrats and Republicans are challenging our vote, as if they aren’t one of us. They don’t want the people in the way of gerrymandering. We citizens need to make sure they are NOT successful. Only we can keep these political parties in line. After all, whether they like it or not, they are us!

Here’s the story:

US reps. challenge Florida’s redistricting law

Two members of Congress on Wednesday challenged a new amendment to the Florida Constitution that sets rules for drawing congressional districts in Florida, just hours after it was approved by voters.

U.S. Reps. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., filed a lawsuit challenging Amendment 6 in federal court in Miami. The lawsuit asks that the amendment be declared invalid and stopped from being enforced.

Florida voters on Tuesday approved Amendments 5 and 6 by 62 percent of the vote. Amendment 5 sets rules for drawing legislative districts but it is ignored in the lawsuit.

Read more: http://www.bradenton.com/2010/11/03/2708473/us-reps-challenge-flas-redistricting.html#ixzz14KyziaMG

August 24, 2010 – Home Invasion
Aug 25th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.

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We have been pummeled in Florida by political phone calls. Specifically what are known as “robo-calls”, which are automated phone calls where you pick up the phone and no one is there except some digitally enhanced voice hawking some candidate. I’ve been fuming about it. It wasn’t until I saw Facebook posts about the issue from three friends (G.K. Sharman, Jennifer Huber & I can’t remember who the other is) that I realized I wasn’t alone and made this cartoon.

August 15, 2010 – War in Afghaniatsn
Aug 15th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.

Bob Schieffer on ‘Face the Nation’ spoke today of his friend Melvin Laird, former Defense Secretary of Nixon’s from 1969 to 1973, who speaks concern of America’s war in Afghanistan. His concern if that we are looking to Nationalize a country that lives as autonomous tribes.

I agree and it is why we will eventually fail in Afghanistan. Our country continues to view the rest of the planet as something to Americanize. It’s a nice idea, but as Paul Harvey always said: We are not one world. To pretend that people can be just like us is to make the fatal errors we made with the American indians.

I’ve been studying the fate of the Florida Seminoles in the past few months and it is astounding how stupid our country was to marginalize a group and throw money to solve a perceived problem. All we ended up doing is move around a “problem” for real estate investors with the American people holding the purse. Too many taxpayer dollars disappeared into various Government projects claiming to be for the American indians but really went to buy and sell land and large drainage projects.

The similarity is that the Seminoles wanted nothing to do with the American government, it’s money or it’s land. After a few decades of pushing, the Seminoles took it and found themselves addicted to government money. I’m concerned we’re doing it again in Iraq and Afghanistan. Democracies are good, but that is not the culture these folks live. Though it may happen to some extent initially, in the end these countries are sure to be as they have for centuries.

I would love to see more freedom and democracy, but let’s clean up our own area within our own borders first… one being by firmly establishing our own borders…. before dictating others… that is, IF even we can.

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