In recovery? Luxury items selling at brisker pace in Naples area than a year ago

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- A new Aston Martin V12 Vantage is driven out of the showroom as it is picked up by a customer at Jaguar of Naples on Monday, April 30, 2012, in Naples.

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David Albers/Staff - A new Aston Martin V12 Vantage is driven out of the showroom as it is picked up by a customer at Jaguar of Naples on Monday, April 30, 2012, in Naples.

— Impulse, luxury buys are back.

At least for those in Collier County who can afford a Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, yacht or 7 carat heart-shaped diamond.

"It's not a need, it's a want," said Jason Reidel, general manager of Jaguar of Naples. "No one needs an expensive automobile. People buy it because we sell the best."

Naples high-end car dealerships, boat retailers and jewelers say that for the first time since businesses first felt the economy falter in 2008, demand spiked for their luxury products this season. First quarter sales in 2012 were up 20 percent to 30 percent from the same time last year.

Businesses say the increased demand mostly comes from seasonal residents. But luxury retailers anticipate seasonal sales will carry them through the year, even without big-ticket buys from year-round business owners. The year-round local business helped many businesses survive in Southwest Florida before the recession.

Before the recession, Phil Osborne, owner of Naples Boat Mart, said he sold boats 12 months out of the year. Today, year-round purchases from small business owners in town have yet to return, he said.

"That's who got hurt," he said of small business owners. "They can't participate in the economy until their own businesses turn back around."

Even without that customer, Osborne boasts that 2012 sales already are ahead of 2011. And 2011 wasn't a bad year for his business — sales rebounded 35 percent compared to 2008 and 2009.

"Business is definitely back," he said. "People with higher income levels are participating in boat purchases."

He said it's just a matter of time before that trickles down to the year-round business owner's buying habits.

But even his wealthier customers are more cautious now, he said. More customers make impulse purchases around $50,000. Before the economy crashed, more people bought on the higher end of his inventory that ranges from $15,000 to $550,000.

"Just because someone is worth $100 million doesn't mean they buy a $2 million boat," he said.

At his luxury car dealership, Reidel said he has sold around 270 cars since the start of the year. He wouldn't provide exact figures but he said it's a significant increase from last year.

His brands include Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin and Maserati. The price of a Jaguar at Reidel's dealership can range from $50,000 to $90,000. A Rolls-Royce can go for around $300,000.

He said he's fortunate to do business in an affluent area. But he also said his business has become less seasonal "as people scale back their lifestyle."

"Before the market had a correction, people had two or three homes," he said. "People are simplifying their lives and spending more time in one location."

Reidel doesn't necessarily attribute more business to a better economy but to more people wanting to live in "a clean, pristine, sunny environment" like Naples. He said as more people buy real estate here, more people will make high-end purchases.

Florida Gulf Coast University economics professor Gary Jackson said the shoreline location of Naples makes it stronger economically compared to other areas in the country. More recreational activities, like boating, increase high-end sales.

January taxable sales on consumer durables, which includes boats, is up 8.8 percent over 2011 in Naples, according to data from the Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research. In Fort Myers, it is up 5.4 percent. Tourism and recreation sales, including the sale of jewelry, is up 4.9 percent in Naples and 10.6 percent in Fort Myers.

"Those luxury goods are things you could put off," Jackson said. "But consumers are feeling better about the economy."

Jarred Kaplan, managing partner of Provident Jewelry, which has two stores on Fifth Avenue South, said tourists and seasonal residents aren't waiting to buy expensive items. He sees a distinctive difference in 2012 sales compared to sales the past three years.

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So far in 2012, Provident Jewelry has made sales of Buccellati jewelry for $150,000. The stores sold diamonds for nearly $300,000. Overall, sales are up 20 percent to 30 percent from a year ago at this time.

"People feel things have solidified and are on their way up," he said. "That is translating into big sales."

Store manager Scott Suchy of Provident Jewelry's 766 Fifth Avenue S. store is seeing consistent buys from Midwesterners, Canadians, Germans and Italians. He's hoping that with the end of season, summer will bring travelers from east coast cities like Jupiter, Miami and Palm Beach.

Right now, he is in the "wait and see period" to determine if business stays steady after the seasonal residents leave.

Jackson predicts it will take a few years of recovery before the region's economy is back to normal but he said retailers who have made it this far should survive.

"If they've made it through the worst recession since the Great Depression," he said, "they'll be able to make it through the summer."

This is part of an 8-day Daily News series, "In Recovery?" about whether Southwest Florida's economy is rebounding. Tomorrow: Retail.

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Opinionated writes:

The Aston Martin shown is an "around-town" toy.
They will impress your neighbors but try to take it on a long trip. They are a sports car and you feel every bump in the road.

cozyboy writes:

I notice everyday there's a different writer for each part of this mess. 6 down and 2 to go. I feel less rich than I did the previous day. By Sunday I'll be on welfare.

Therealist writes:

I guarantee my Ford F-150 will depreciate at a slower rate and last a lot longer with lower maintenance costs than the garbage they're selling down there.

But I guess it's not showy or fast. Oh well.

Tarastomsgirl writes:

are those kid friendly? Do they have ample room in the back for a carseat? The Jones moved in next door a week ago and I'm gonna need an upgrade asap

Klaatu writes:

Finally, after 10yrs the Bush tax cuts are trickling down !

Luxury cars are selling again!

40 million dollar mansions are selling again!

But the 99% a still in foreclosure!
Forced to accept lower paying jobs with no health care or pensions!

Tax revue is at an all time low !
States are bankrupt The Nation is bankrupt!

Who cares if they cost the U.S. Treasury $11.6 million every hour,

Those unneeded Cops, Fireman, teachers are being forced to take pay cuts !

But as long as the 1% are doing well the GOP is Happy!

Maybe that's what Bush meant when he dressed up as pilot and declared "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" !

That's why I'm a Republican, they really know how to take care of my interests

joeblow writes:

Please stop writing lies to the people...

profiler writes:

in response to Klaatu:

Finally, after 10yrs the Bush tax cuts are trickling down !

Luxury cars are selling again!

40 million dollar mansions are selling again!

But the 99% a still in foreclosure!
Forced to accept lower paying jobs with no health care or pensions!

Tax revue is at an all time low !
States are bankrupt The Nation is bankrupt!

Who cares if they cost the U.S. Treasury $11.6 million every hour,

Those unneeded Cops, Fireman, teachers are being forced to take pay cuts !

But as long as the 1% are doing well the GOP is Happy!

Maybe that's what Bush meant when he dressed up as pilot and declared "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" !

That's why I'm a Republican, they really know how to take care of my interests

Those poor nazis have to take pay cuts. Boo hoo...I am ready to cry now. I talked to a retired gestapo officer a few days ago. He said he and his wife get FOURTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH retirement. How much did he pay in? NOT A GD DIME! How many people don't understand that he had that job to protect and serve HIS OWN INTERESTS. These dooshbags that spit on people, their rights, the constitution..get FREE retirement. That is EXACTLY why they got a badge...oh..also the police discounts. You would think these nazis are somehow victims..like they are paid a poor salary the way they expect stuff for free or reduced pricing. One of these POS told me the average life span of one after they retire is like 4 years. TOUGH LUCK. THEY wanted the power, the free retirement, etc etc...nobody FORCED them to become thugs with a badge! The same goes for politicians. THEY ARENT HERE TO SERVE ANYONE EXCEPT FOR THEMSELVES. And those poor teachers...picketing because they might have to pay 3% of their own retirement. ARE YOU GETTING A CLUE? THEY GO INTO THESE FIELDS TO RETIRE ON YOUR DIME. This retire gestapo officer LAUGHED when he told me that him and his wife have received almost SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS of retirement. Is anyone smart enough to try and determine why the states are broke...and why they want to fornicate everyone out of their last dime to support these dooshbags? No wonder people work under the table. No wonder business pay employees off the books. I know one business in lee county that has seven employees and NOT ONE of them gets a paycheck. I dont blame the business at all. More power to them. If this POS government asked me to turn them in...I would be GLAD to help. My fee is $50,000 for the information. No money...no help. FORNICATE THIS NAZI governmentl..and the doooshbag nazis that want to hide the truth about how they are screwing the taxpayers. As for the economy getting better....yea right! Maybe for the dooshbags in waashington or tally...but not for the average joe. Average joe...is screwed. If you think things are bad now...give it a few years.......there will be more burglaries, robberies, etc etc......you better be buying a gun, bullets, and putting up a fence and alarm system.

profiler writes:

BTW: there will be NO recovery! Things will only get WORSE for employers. Things will only get worse for most working people. THAT IS A FACT! The only way the little guy stands a chance is to rip off anyone anytime you get a chance. If you need to see a doctor and don't have insurance go to the emergency room. They don't force you to pay...and I DONT PAY! I owe them over $10,000. If I need a doctor tonight I will go right back. I have no intention of paying them one dime! It is every man for himself now. The little guy (me) is screwed if you try and be honest. Also if you think you can apply for food stamps and any other programs. If you work ask your boss if you can get paid in cash. If you don't show much income you might be able to get food stamps. If you need there are a lot of people that will pay you cash for the stamps. Do you smoke? If you travel to a state that grows tobacco you should stock up. I know a guy that goes there to see his mom about every three months. He takes orders for cartons of cigarettes. I dont know what he makes but I know he comes out pretty good!
Another way is to put out feelers and try to find a bargain on a used car. If you get a deal DO NOT put the car in your name...you save tax that way. Park it where the nazis cant tell there is no plate on it if you have to give back the plate. Have the owner sign the title but dont put your name on it. You can probably sell it on craigslist. THe new owner can put his name on the title and you make the difference. You could buy 3,4,6,10 cars a month that way. If you make $500 a car that would be pretty good. If you put your name on the titles you can only buy a few then the police state demands you have some kind of license. If you dont put your name on the title...you never owned that car!
Also...another way to try and get ahead is to buy gold. There is a kit you can buy that shows what kind of gold it is. Once you buy the gold you can sell it at the flea market for cash. No income = no taxes. No income = food stamps. No income = unemployment. These are just a few ideas for people to survive on. There are plenty of other ways if you use your imagination. Also..if you see any crime do NOT voluntarily help the gestapo police state. Wait and see if there is a reward. My policy is reward = my potential help. No reward = NO HELP TO THE NAZI STATE. Remember...they know how to fornicate you...and the only way is to do unto them as they do unto you.

Beachglow writes:

All these comments just show ignorance and envy. What's wrong with these people having money and being successful? You should be happy for people who have done well in their lives. It's not their fault that you have not.

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

Nice to see the tiresome 'It's all Bush's Fault' crowd have been given a day pass and had their internet privileges restored.

But it doesn't make them anything but dead wrong. Blaming the Bush tax cuts, small and late and ephemeral as they were, for thue current mess created by the leftist rats is like blaming a cold front in Argentina for a pneumonia epidemic in Peking.

But's that's the idiot, toxic, genocidal Left for you. They make up 'facts' to fit their 'alternate narrative' which says that Bush started wars to help Big Oil.

In another era, they'd have been standing on three apple crates in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan, clad in shabby overalls and one of those soft hats the marxist nutjobs always wore, screaming Hegelian dialectical gibberish at passersby who'd just laugh at them and walk on.

Here's the juice: A quick check of recent history, the mid/late 70s was another period of a protracted rotten economy the aftermath of LBJ"s insane 'Guns and Butter' Viet Nam & Great Society policies.

THe Carter Glory Years just about finished us off, yet during that period Roll Royces and yachts and other big ticket luxury items were big sellers, as 'the rich' had plenty to spend.

Nice try at putting a good smell on a dog-doot economy typical of spendthrift leftist rats.

Paul Vincent Zecchino

Manasota key, florida

bobblehead writes:

in response to profiler:

BTW: there will be NO recovery! Things will only get WORSE for employers. Things will only get worse for most working people. THAT IS A FACT! The only way the little guy stands a chance is to rip off anyone anytime you get a chance. If you need to see a doctor and don't have insurance go to the emergency room. They don't force you to pay...and I DONT PAY! I owe them over $10,000. If I need a doctor tonight I will go right back. I have no intention of paying them one dime! It is every man for himself now. The little guy (me) is screwed if you try and be honest. Also if you think you can apply for food stamps and any other programs. If you work ask your boss if you can get paid in cash. If you don't show much income you might be able to get food stamps. If you need there are a lot of people that will pay you cash for the stamps. Do you smoke? If you travel to a state that grows tobacco you should stock up. I know a guy that goes there to see his mom about every three months. He takes orders for cartons of cigarettes. I dont know what he makes but I know he comes out pretty good!
Another way is to put out feelers and try to find a bargain on a used car. If you get a deal DO NOT put the car in your name...you save tax that way. Park it where the nazis cant tell there is no plate on it if you have to give back the plate. Have the owner sign the title but dont put your name on it. You can probably sell it on craigslist. THe new owner can put his name on the title and you make the difference. You could buy 3,4,6,10 cars a month that way. If you make $500 a car that would be pretty good. If you put your name on the titles you can only buy a few then the police state demands you have some kind of license. If you dont put your name on the title...you never owned that car!
Also...another way to try and get ahead is to buy gold. There is a kit you can buy that shows what kind of gold it is. Once you buy the gold you can sell it at the flea market for cash. No income = no taxes. No income = food stamps. No income = unemployment. These are just a few ideas for people to survive on. There are plenty of other ways if you use your imagination. Also..if you see any crime do NOT voluntarily help the gestapo police state. Wait and see if there is a reward. My policy is reward = my potential help. No reward = NO HELP TO THE NAZI STATE. Remember...they know how to fornicate you...and the only way is to do unto them as they do unto you.

I suggest you move to the country you mention, since you don't like it here. your ideas are what is a matter in this country.

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

PS -

Watch any film from the 1930s, the Left's beloved 'great depression' created by the old red satyr in the wheelchair, FDR and his communist 'braintrust'.

You'll see many po' folk struggling while 'rich cigar-smoking fat cats' live the sportin' life of luxury.

The Left is running a smokescreen while it reduces every citizen to poverty and builds a police state, to empower multimillionaire communists like David Axelrod, the president's strategist, who lives in a multi-million dollar condo on the forty something floor of some luxury tower in chicongo.

Buffet, Gates, and the rest of these leftist bilionaires are playing one of their typical cynical gags on Americans, using a handful of nitwit street goons to work their mischief.

pvz
mk, fl
04 May, '12

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

in response to bobblehead:

I suggest you move to the country you mention, since you don't like it here. your ideas are what is a matter in this country.

Agree. Most of us are sick of these geeks. Their idiot s/bird 'ideology' is the problem.

As with you, maybe this guy should try moving someplace else. My suggestion would be castro's Cuba. It's close, so he could afford bus fare, and castro would put him to use slaving in the cane fields in the Oriente until he either dropped dead of overexertion or just croaks from skin-rot.

Leftists are nothing but angry knuckleheads who smash everything around them, and then complain that nothing works.

Most us just ignore the bums.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasota Key, Florida
04 May, 2012

itmattershere writes:

800 Billion goes a long way, and small business will never be the same, cause they can never compete on a level like corporations can. Good luck.

Ironbutterfly writes:

in response to Klaatu:

Finally, after 10yrs the Bush tax cuts are trickling down !

Luxury cars are selling again!

40 million dollar mansions are selling again!

But the 99% a still in foreclosure!
Forced to accept lower paying jobs with no health care or pensions!

Tax revue is at an all time low !
States are bankrupt The Nation is bankrupt!

Who cares if they cost the U.S. Treasury $11.6 million every hour,

Those unneeded Cops, Fireman, teachers are being forced to take pay cuts !

But as long as the 1% are doing well the GOP is Happy!

Maybe that's what Bush meant when he dressed up as pilot and declared "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" !

That's why I'm a Republican, they really know how to take care of my interests

As long as Obamas "mission" of getting Bin Ladin was accomplished, accomplished, accomplished, acomplished etc. etc. etc, what more do the 99% expect from their president? Oh yeah, GM is alive, so now there's 2 accomplishments to add his non-existant resume for a 2nd term.

Here4Now writes:

in response to cozyboy:

I notice everyday there's a different writer for each part of this mess. 6 down and 2 to go. I feel less rich than I did the previous day. By Sunday I'll be on welfare.

Boy, you got that right! These articles (lies) are making me mental!

The one thing that I am gleaning from all this crap so far is that the rich (the "1%") are the ones actually experiencing, or shall I say enjoying, a recovery, while the working class (the "99") are still mired in, at best, the worst recession in American history.

Mega mansion sales in Port Royal; luxury cars; boats ....

Meanwhile unemployment is still sky high, salaries/wages are in decline, home prices are still falling, businesses are folding daily ....

NDN spins what they are PAID to spin. If you shout long and loud enough that the Recovery is here, maybe eventually enough fools will buy it.

DigiMorphouZ writes:

There are several stunning large photographs within the Bentley Dealership...worth the visit.

NeezDutz writes:

so many complainers on NDN...wouldn't take good news if it was a million dollar check in your mailbox.
Obama didn't do this.
Yes this is trickle economics.
Rich buy big ticket items due to living here due to tax incentives.
Sales staff get commissions. Mechanics get more work because these cars breakdown.
Sales staff spends more money, etc...

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

in response to SNOWBIRD27:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Well, Boy-o, ain't you purty? Original too.

Ppredictable blanket insults and dismissals prove you can't factually refute what I said.

Your reflexive insults reduce you to the level of some bloated, lo-grade soviet kommissar who punished truth-telling citizens in exchange for a extra monthly turnip.

Spare us. Please.

On second thought, keep it up. Many citizens are glad the Left is at last showing its true ugly face to the American people.

Which facts in my posts are lies? The fact roosevelt prolonged the depression he created? The fact he was in a wheelchair, which he concealed from Americans on account of narcissistic vanity? The fact he was a satyr? In whose arms did he croak? Surely not those of his old sea monster cousin, eh? I know the answers. You don't.

As do all leftists you know nothing beyond rote lies, insults, and taunts crabbed from the Old Socialist Playbook.

Americans consider leftist insults as high praise.

Please do continue to insult others and demand the paper censor my posts.

In manner of fat slobs who pass gas in public hot tubs, the green clouds of your flatulent leftist ideology blind you the the absurd irony of your demands.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasota Key, Florida
04 May, 2012

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

PS -

Enjoyed the sidebox which lists titles of feel-good articles on our wonderful improving economy.

If it's improving at all, it's no thanks to a regime which has done everything in the Socialist Playbook to destroy it.

How about these ideas for future articles?

"Improving economy makes it rain green beer Friday nites in Dublin"

"Improving economy pays your mortgage and buys your gas!"

"Improving economy cures the heartbreak of psoriasis!"

"Cute 'n' cuddly sharks refuse to bite due to improving economy!"

"Improving economy ends occassional irregularity!"

Things were always improving in the soviet union, too - right up to its collapse.

pvz
mk, fl
04 May, 12

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

in response to SNOWBIRD27:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

'Lies and half truths coupled with defamatory and abusive language'? Doesn't that perfectly describe the propaganda which leftist rats use to fool people into accepting communism. Not to worry, many readers surely appreciate your reminding them of that established fact. Most kind.

'something the staff should monitor'? Why of course, Komrade Kommissar!

You're late, pal. Girard R. Visconti, Zecchino Estate Grift 'mastermind' and his Naples stooge lawyers at Cheffy, "We Make Housecalls!", Passidomo already put a bounty on me.

They failed. They failed because they too lied.

You want 'staff' to censor my posts? How about yours? Or are you exempt from censorship? Thank you for exposing your fear of truth.

Your demand for censorship reduces you to the level of soviet kommisars who punished those brave citizens who criticized communism - and in return for their treachery were given an extra monthly turnip.

You object to my use of the phrase 'leftist rats'?

Really?

Spare us. Please.

Let's examine the record:

che gooroova. Hailed by leftist rats as a 'doctor'. Was in fact a dropout and derelict when castro plucked him from the gutter during the '48 Bogotazo Uprising.

Got his thrills shooting fourteen year old boys point blank in the head. Liked to watch their brain matter, bone fragments, and blood spatter against the Paredon walls as the boys' mothers collapsed in terror.

He wasn't a leftist rat? Then who is he? Your role model?

Mao? Fat ignorant gangster, according to Prime Minister Chou En Lai. Murdered more than seventy million Chinese citizens. Why? Felt like it.

Another friend of yours?

Kruschev? This corpulent cue-ball loved getting loaded to the gunn'ls on cheape vodka. Played around all night with young raul castro, joking about what we Americans would look like after they launched a nuclear attack on us.

Not a leftist rat? Then who? Your fatha?

Pol Pot? Yeah. Right. 'Green environmentalist' who built a highway using eco-friendly human skulls made from two and one half million Cambodians whom he executed. Why? They wore glasses and he feared they'd read the truth about him. So he butchered them.

Not a leftist rat? Then what do you call him? Uncle Pol?

Keep it up, pal. Your posts and others like it do wonders to awaken Americans to the deth-kult face of the Left and the rats behind it.

You're free anytime to state facts in logical manner to refute any and all that I said.

But you won't. Because you can't. And people know it. Which is what is at the bottom of your upset.

The vanity of the Left is boundless.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasota Key, Florida
04 May, 2012

Klaatu writes:

in response to SoldierStrong:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Clinton hasn't been President for 12 yrs!
Try and keep up !

Plus Clinton left a surplus in which Bush and the GOP destroyed ! Then started two wars and failed to fund them !

The real question is: When does a deficit matter?

It didn't matter to Republicans when they were in power. Then Vice President Dick Cheney famously said, "Reagan proved deficits don't matter." Now all of Washington and the media have bought into the narrative that they do.
So which is it?

RichMKing writes:

in response to SNOWBIRD27:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Fanatical is your continued charade.C'mon Elephanttamer/GOPBlower,admit it.Sniveling lib rats never tell the truth."Right"?

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

in response to SNOWBIRD27:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Well, there you go again.

I asked you to use facts in logcal manner to disprove even one thing I said? You didn't. Because you can't. Because likely you don't know what I'm talking about and you refuse to do any research.

In manner of spoiled-brat two year olds, you want 'staff' to censor my posts and presumably all others' posts which don't klomp around in goon-like lockstep with your leftist 'ideology'.

How does it feel to want?

This is America. See under, 'First Ammendment'.

You want censorship? Call your uncle fidel. He's in the book under 'psychopathic killers', according to one of his former fiances.

He'll be more than happy to give you all the censorship you want.

Thank you most kindly for again demonstrating what so many citizens are realizing: ask a leftist to truthfully defend their points and refute the those with whom they disagree, and with tedious predictability they instead insult, attack, ridicule, and recite meaningless garbage crabbed from dusty old copies of lenin's book 'On Slogans'.

Pitiful. But, please, won't you kindly continue posting in this manner? You perform a wonderful service, enlightening so many citizens to the true repressive, regressed, childish nature of the Left.

As a personal favor, I'd be delighted to hear your medical opinion as to why my posts mark me as a 'fanatic', Doctor.

You are a credentialed doctor, aren't you, who after personal interview is qualified to issue such a medical opinion?

Surely you are. But see, there's just this little problem. The forensic clinicians who've reviewed matters unrelated to our discussion have long said my family and I have a 'criminal problem on our hands, not a medical one'.

But surely, they're 'fanatics' as well who as do I, eagerly await your next learned post.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasota Key, Florida
04 May, 2012

amuser writes:

To think that it could be possible that I might be standing next to some of you in line at CVS or Publix or Walmart, scares the #$%@ out of me.

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

amuser -

Agree. Fact, whenever I see myself standing in line, down WalMarts, there? I back away quietly, leave by a side exit.

Last time I was in CVS? This guy looks just like me said if I didn't leave real quick, giant clingin' bats would swoop down from the cough syrup aisle and bite me, the throat.

Horrid.

PVZ
MK,FL
04 May, '12

"Talkin' to the ceiling,
feeling kinda ill.
If the radio doesn't get me,
the TV will."

- "Lights in the Night"
c. 1980, Flash and the Pan
(Harry Vanda & George Young)

profiler writes:

check out peggy joseph...a less than educated voter LOL! well...I was trying to be PC rather than tell the truth...she is a typical left wing moron....
If obama paid her electric bill and not mine..that would mean he is a racist...helping black people but not helping white people..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8r...

profiler writes:

hey...amerika is back.....I am waiting for my new luxury car on back order and am closing on my port royal house in three weeks!

EyeOnNaples writes:

Just think of all the new jobs this will generate for chauffeur positions.

Redshoulderedhawk writes:

So glad to hear the "job creators" are able to buy mansions and $300,000 cars. Meanwhile, try finding a full-time job with benefits created by the job creators.

Redshoulderedhawk writes:

in response to paul_vincent_zecchino:

amuser -

Agree. Fact, whenever I see myself standing in line, down WalMarts, there? I back away quietly, leave by a side exit.

Last time I was in CVS? This guy looks just like me said if I didn't leave real quick, giant clingin' bats would swoop down from the cough syrup aisle and bite me, the throat.

Horrid.

PVZ
MK,FL
04 May, '12

"Talkin' to the ceiling,
feeling kinda ill.
If the radio doesn't get me,
the TV will."

- "Lights in the Night"
c. 1980, Flash and the Pan
(Harry Vanda & George Young)

Good Gawd, PVZ, how many windbag posts is this today? Get a part-time job or a part-time life. I'll bet you collect Social Security and Medicare, don't you? Socialist.

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

in response to Redshoulderedhawk:

Good Gawd, PVZ, how many windbag posts is this today? Get a part-time job or a part-time life. I'll bet you collect Social Security and Medicare, don't you? Socialist.

That all ya got? Your best shot?

What do you care how many or few posts I or anyone else make? You have some control issues you wanna talkabout, pal?

Had you read my posts last week, you'd really have popped a rhoid, except I didn't post any.

But surely you'll spend the rest your weekend looking for them.

The left must be quite nervous, judging by the inane aggressive, irrational comments which never reply to specific points.

pvz
mk, fl

John_Galt writes:

That's not a recovery. If you want a REAL recovery - there's only one way - GET THE GOVERNMENT OFF OUR BACKS!

Stand for Liberty, Vote Richter!

http://electRichter.com

buttercupxoxo writes:

Buy American.

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

in response to SNOWBIRD27:

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Shouldn't you have taken a crucial step to hide your new mask before you ditched the elephant-blowzo mask? Think about it, lame. You're bust and you know it

You ask inane, loaded, questions re when do lies become insults?

Dunno? Why should anyone care?

If an insult is false it's also a lie. If an insult is true, it can't be a lie.

That simple enough for you to understand, Boy-o?

Any schoolkid can figure it out. Why can't you?

Still wondering about the mistake which betrayed your elephant-blowzo ID?

Might Robert Baer's "Sleeping with the Devil" and "Blow the House Down" provide you some insight? Perhaps reading a book or two will calm you down and even give you some knowledge of things beyond the fouled diaper of socialist rhetoric which envelops your head.

But it's still too late to do fix your error, sorry. You gave yourself away, like an old maid to a jacktar.

Still whining that NDN should censor ban my posts? I'm shakin', tough guy.

What are you waiting for? Call them immediately and demand that they do. Surely given your very important status and the grave urgency of your demands, 'staff' will swiftly do all that you ask.

Personally, I can't stand to read the drivel I write and cannot understand why you and some others like red bird doot not only read but actually waste your valuable time replying to the trash I crank out like chicken-snout sausage.

What's that say about you?

Why won't you come clean? Can't you see that you're beat? It's over.*

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasota Key, Florida
04 May, 2012

* - "The Spanish Prisoner"
c. 1997, David Mamet

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

in response to Redshoulderedhawk:

Good Gawd, PVZ, how many windbag posts is this today? Get a part-time job or a part-time life. I'll bet you collect Social Security and Medicare, don't you? Socialist.

You know what I really love about Leftists? Beyond their insults and irrationality, they have no sense of humor. None.

Ever notice that? Above post, clownin' around, throw levity on otherwise grave and profound proceedings?

Silly jokes, lyrics from a great song so depressing you can't help but laugh.

Does birdie laugh? No. He throws a hissie fit and starts with the insults.

Isn't this why writer, Taylor Caldwell, called commies 'humorless dullards'?

OK, Mr. RedHolderedShonk,

You call me 'socialist'? It's worse 'n that. I'm a maoist secretly colluding with King Xenon of Armenia to seize the Duchy of Fenwick.

Silly joke, at which you'll likely scowl. Maybe you can get with elephant/blowzo/snowbirdoot and demand NDN ban my posts?

After that? Who knows? You might parlay that into your own Inquisition.

You libs are well on your way.

pvz
mk,fl
04 May, 12

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Don't forget Virginia!

lilme writes:

The luxury automobile dealership is a plus in Naples. Even if you can't afford a Maserati or an Aston, it is sooo cool to see one - and it is a great location because seasonal visitors can check these cars out. Now, jewelry - here was my experience. In 1992 I took a ring to a jeweler on 5th Ave. S (belonged to my mother), I was considering having it sized. They said it wasn't worth anything, but they would take it off my hands for a few dollars. HA! I still have it (Thank Goodness) It is 22kt, with genuine stones. I have since been purchasing my jewelry out of town.

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