Comments by OP

Written on Brent Batten: Madam Secretary, I have some questions:

I'd simply ask, 'you last did anything good in your life such a long time ago, what does it matter now'?

Written on Chris Kelly of rap duo Kris Kross dies of apparent drug overdose at 34:

A rapper came to a bad end? He seemed like such a nice young man/

Written on Tebow Time in New York over after Jets cut quarterback:

Tebow deserves better.

Written on Boston bombing suspects' mom in terror database:

We are being lied to by Holder, Napolitano, etc; did we learn nothing from 911?

Written on Hitler's food taster tells of poisoning fears:

You know who else worries about food poisoning, Sen. Collins knows.
“Apparently he has to have, you know, essentially a taster,” Collins said in the clip. “And I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him. That if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over.”

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/03/18...

Written on 80-year-old woman swallows diamond at Florida charity event:

Doh! Well, at least there was a happy outcome to this story.

Written on In the Know: The Local restaurant finally opening in North Naples:

in response to HAP:

Just keep building more restaurants, more homes, banks, stripping wildlife of their land and trees, while foreclosures are up. Makes real sense, doesn't it?

You've convinced us all, no one will ever build anything ever again/

Written on Dozens rally to 'shame' Rubio for vote against background check expansion for gun purchases:

in response to pmz:

"I said that something is either Constitutional or unconstitutional even before the courts get into the picture."

Not according to the Constitution.

I notice that you did not/could not cite where that is written. My point stands.

Being faced with the facts seems tough on you. When you realize that you must change the subject to hide your errors; how does it make you feel at that moment?

Written on Dozens rally to 'shame' Rubio for vote against background check expansion for gun purchases:

in response to pmz:

Opie, this is how life works. You get to run your life, and I mine. That's called freedom. That, combined with personal responsibility, is what gives humanity dominion.

Well, I'm impressed by how well you are holding your temper in this response; keep it up, glad that my words were so inspiring for you.

Written on Dozens rally to 'shame' Rubio for vote against background check expansion for gun purchases:

in response to OP:

I said that something is either Constitutional or unconstitutional even before the courts get into the picture. The courts are not infallible, if they were we would be stuck with slavery as still legal (as example see Dred Scott, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Sco...). So, yes, it is the citizens right, and duty to adjudicate Constitutionality; not just now but since our founding. Now, don't you feel delusional and uninformed?

pmz, you are posting here way too many times for a healthy person. Your presence is beyond passion, expertise or even egoism, it is disturbing.

You don't even respond to the existing subject matter you are supposedly,replying too, at least that is the situation as you respond to me, you keep changing the subject and avoid any in depth discussion of the issue at hand. Please, please, don't allow your derangement syndrome to push you until you radicalize; accept that you don't know everything and that your non-traditional values are flawed; being imperfect is not the end of the world. Carrying your embarrassment until you seek to end the world for others is not the solution. Peace, seek peace!

Written on Richie Havens, iconic Woodstock singer, dies at 72:

"Freedom". What a great deep voice! He was called to the stage at Woodstock to fill time while the scheduled opening acts were corralled; he did more than fill time, he made it stop. Now his time on Earth has stopped, his spirit carries on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfpFK...

Written on Dozens rally to 'shame' Rubio for vote against background check expansion for gun purchases:

in response to pmz:

So you are claiming that the Constitution gives you the responsibility to adjudicate Constitutionality now?

I think that you are not well informed but rather delusional.

I said that something is either Constitutional or unconstitutional even before the courts get into the picture. The courts are not infallible, if they were we would be stuck with slavery as still legal (as example see Dred Scott, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Sco...). So, yes, it is the citizens right, and duty to adjudicate Constitutionality; not just now but since our founding. Now, don't you feel delusional and uninformed?

Written on Sequester likely to blame for flight delays at RSW:

A cut of less than 1% has somehow been able to affect the most important parts of 100% of our government's services; can you say selective cuts to make things worse for everyone. A shameful bit of administration which we should not have to suffer through; Obama, go back and make YOUR sequester work to cut real waste in the system and stop using it (and everything else) as a political tool!

Written on Brent Batten: The Artis formerly known as Phil :

in response to beachykeen:

Her *hair style*? This is the silliest and most meaningless comment I've read here in a while.

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Written on Brent Batten: The Artis formerly known as Phil :

in response to np:

When I first heard of "the Phil" I had thot it was a human male's name. I was confused hearing that it was a museum, an art museum or an auditorium. it seemed to be odd name and rather pretentious sounding for a museum. I thInk this new name the Artis_Naples speaks for all artistic fields, art to music. It's neutral and it's a perfect umbrella name for a cultural gathering place . Newcomers and visitors will know at first glance what it is and what it all entails. Over time us natives will get used to reading and hearing the Artis_Naples. Its artistic! Its perfect !

The Philharmonic came to be called the Phil after it was built, the shortened name name is what Americans are always prone to do big words, simplify for brevity. Artis will get shortened too, both brevity and clarity I predict it will soon be known as Naples Arts (which is what she should have gone with in the first place, if a change was needed at all).

Her hair style is ugly, but I am sure it is meant to be an in joke; her crowd will get what she is trying to convey, and we can judge what today's arsty crowd is really all about by association.

Written on FHP: No criminal charges against Oakes Farms driver accused of striking, killing bicyclist:

in response to HoneyBadgerDontCare:

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Perhaps there are "very few" streets that afford convenience as a "cutoff" (? cut through?), but Estey is one of them. If the driver went onto Davis instead of taking the Estey route he is directed west and must then find some way/place where he can turn around; it is much easier for the driver to simply cut through our neighborhood even though that is prohibited.

I believe the restrictions pertain to through traffic more than delivery traffic, as common sense dictates that sometimes a delivery truck is large, the intent is to put an end to the decades old practice of cutting through the Brookside neighborhood; the speed bumps (one of which is just feet from where she died) serve as further deterent to the cut through drivers who traditionally use Estey to avoid the Airport Road/Davis intersection.

Written on Dozens rally to 'shame' Rubio for vote against background check expansion for gun purchases:

in response to pmz:

Who is in the process of violating our Rights today?

Maybe you are mis-informed about what our Constitution says. Our rights are merely those areas of life that the Federal Government is prohibited from legislating within.

So any violation of our rights would be a specific law declared by the Supreme Court as unConstitutional.

Which law is it that fulfills that requirement?

The 2nd Amendment Right to keep and bear arms is currently under assault. (see: http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legi...) Including S150, HR437, S374, S amdt 715 to S649, HR 21, HR 137, S54, and HR404, there are repeated attempts to legislate away our 2nd Amendment Rights. S649, the popularly called Toomin-Manchin proposal, also had numerous amendments brought to vote this week:

Failed 54-46 - Manchin - background checks substitute
Failed 52-48 - Grassley - background checks substitute
Failed 58-42 - Leahy - firearms trafficking
Failed 57-43 - Cornyn - concealed carry reciprocity
Failed 40-60 - Feinstein - assault weapon ban
Failed 56-44 - Burr - veterans' firearm disabilities
Failed 46-54 - Lautenberg - magazine capacity limit
Passed 67-30 - Barasso - Withhold funding from jurisdictions that release personal information on victims of domestic violence or gun owners
Passed 95-2 - Harkin - Mental health services and suicide prevention, (http://armaborealis.blogspot.com/2013...).

So, your oddly worded premises about what can be done legislatively toward our Rights is shown false by the above presented facts. Your contention that a law only violates our Rights after the Supreme Court says it does is sophomoric blather.

And, now you must understand that I know the Constitution and the nature of our Rights better than you do; please acknowledge that your teachers have failed you, and reprogram your mind toward a true understanding of the concepts inherent in our founding documents.

Written on Dozens rally to 'shame' Rubio for vote against background check expansion for gun purchases:

in response to Liblover:

Just to clear things up for me,

1. When GOD handed down the Bill of Rights, what mountain was that on and was there a Burning Bush?

2. When Bush & Co. pushed through the "Patriot Act" did that "infringe" on the Fourth amendment at all?

Just to clear things up for you,

1. I never mentioned God, or any other creator, bringing that into the matter is your problem to deal with. If you don't/can't understand that we are not born as slaves to the government then you will never get the intent of the Bill of Rights.

2. I don't attempt to answer non specific questions. In what way do you see the P Act violating the 4th amendment? It is possible that you are actually seeing a violation, it has happened before and some will try for future violations.

Now, a question back at you; did you mention the P Act/4th Amendment scenario because you believe that if you present a violation by someone else it exonerates those who are in the process of violating our Rights today? Are you one of those people who obfuscate a discussion with rhetorical red herrings? Do you find yourself often saying things like, 'everyone does it', or, well, 'so and so did such and such'? Are you one of those people who can't discuss an issue on its merits but must instead change the subject to avoid being in a position you can't defend/explain?

Written on No criminal charges for appraiser who lowered property value from $1.1 million to $237:

I wish to purchase that $237 property; and I will even pay a premium price of $240 to move the deal along.

Written on Dozens rally to 'shame' Rubio for vote against background check expansion for gun purchases:

“As a symbol of our outrage, we’re here to say, ‘Shame on you, Marco Rubio.’ You ignored the wishes of the vast majority of Floridians. You sided with the gun lobby — not with your constituents,” said Parker

I don't think Parker truly represents the "vast majority of Floridians", or even understands the issue. Our Rights are enumerated in the Bill of Rights, and they inalienable, granted, not by man, but to man, at man's creation. Many people get confused by this, somehow believing that one must believe in a higher power in order for inalienable Rights to apply, that is wrong. It is our very existence which gives us the rights to live free; when mankind tries to deny the natural rights to fellow men mankind is guilty of oppression. Parker is an agent of human oppression, and doesn't even know it.

Written on The Phil changing its name to Artis — Naples to reflect wider scope:

I imagine the meeting that initiated the name change went something like this:
Voice 1 says "People think only of music when they hear The Phil"
Voice 2 replies " We should change the name to something that few people will understand"
All Voices together "Great idea"

Written on The Phil changing its name to Artis — Naples to reflect wider scope:

When you feel the need to explain your name as you introduce it you have just identified yourself as lacking in the art of communication.

Written on State agrees to lift ban on lionfish spearing in Collier waters:

I also will be looking at the FWC publication with an eye toward seeing no bag limits or seasons for removing Lionfish. I am hopeful they went medieval on these buggers and will let divers take them at every chance they get.

Written on Gun control supporters: Senate defeat won't stop us:

in response to lb5361:

2 answers:

1. Baggers (formerly known as Republicans)
2. Filibuster/broken process in the U.S. Senate

Destroying democracy one day at a time.

You talk in bumper stickers, a sign of derangement. There are issues at stake more complicated than your quick and dirty mode of expression can do justice. I seriously am heartened to think that you do not own a gun.

Written on Gun control supporters: Senate defeat won't stop us:

in response to amuser:

How can over 80% of the country want firmer gun control and this happens???

Assuming some poll showed an 80% result, then take a critical look at the question answered. The answer to your question lies there. If the question was a straight up query as to whether Americans want people to have guns at all, then your puzzlement is warranted. If, however, the question asked about some vague generalities, then that is why the poll result does not match your expectation.

For instance, I would be surprised if ONLY 80% of the people want better recognition that a sick person is attempting to buy a gun; I would expect that 100% percent, (less whatever percentage are the sickos who want to harm others is), want to eliminate gun ownership for the homicidal among us. And, since the truly dangerous among us is very small, that number should be statistically 100%, rounding to the next whole number.

The problem with gun restriction laws such as failed in the Senate, or such as passed in Colorado, these laws don't actually address the problem; they merely pretend to be solutions when they have no effect on the dangerous amongst us. Take the recent Colorado law, while it restricts magazine size, types of guns, number of guns, etc., nothing in there, even if followed to the letter of the law would have prevented the Columbine massacre. Those sick kids used guns which are still legal today, and had magazine sizes still legal in Colorado.

The answer is not in restricting gun ownership to everyone, the answer is in finding an understanding of what causes people to act that way, identifying people prone to act that way, and once they are identified the answer is to have the guts to stop them before they harm others.

Absent an analytic which identifies every time, and given that a certain segment of the populace will not follow any law meant to prevent gun ownership by the dangerous, laws which force the law abiding to not have the means to protect themselves is just cruel and unusual behavior, sick even.

Written on Federal budget cuts ground Air Force aircraft:

in response to Exposer:

Better yet, how about pictures of corporate off shore accounts and their "stashes" salted away for tax purposes? That would really be the big picture to see how business is contributing to its own welfare, right?

Wow, did you ever miss the connection. Obama's sequester caused this funding problem, while he spends money which could be used to fund this matter he uses money we don't have to fund a party for himself and his woman. HIS priorities are in question, he is mis-allocating government monies for his own benefit while actual government functions suffer.

Written on In the Know: Who bought The Tavern in East Naples and what do they intend to do with it?:

in response to Exposer:

Can he call Governor Scott before he replies to you? After all, it's only "fair", right?

He seems to represent himself as an expert, maybe he should man up without using a lifeline, or...

Written on 2 East Naples men arrested after argument over dog:

Food shortage causing a riot in East Naples?

Written on Report: Man says he was high when he punched police officer:

Thanks for the confession, let's ADD those illegal drug use charges to the assault charge.

Getting high is not an excuse.

Written on Golf: Adam Scott wins Masters; ends Australian drought:

I am very happy for him, and for his countrymen; a victory well earned.

Written on In the Know: Who bought The Tavern in East Naples and what do they intend to do with it?:

in response to staghorn:

Thank YOU President Obama!!

“We’re expanding like crazy. We are busting loose,” he said. “It’s just amazing how we’ve grown.”

But republicans like to believe we are still in the "W"ecession.

If you actually believe Barry Soetoro had anything to do with whatever success this firm enjoys; please give us a detailed report on exactly how BS did whatever it is you believe he did which helped this business. No generalities, please, you seem an expert at economics, so give us details and mechanisms which created the situation you believe he created. Provide action, opportunity created by said action, how said action was utilized by this business, plus give us those other causal factors which the non-expert does not recognize, and then, if you have time, provide examples of other businesses which have seen and taken advantage of those opportunities.

Written on Dangers of guns and taxes prompt separate roadside rallies on Saturday :

My thanks to all who have taken the time and made the effort to correct Liblover (hollow point bullets); those low-information commentators need to be told the facts now and again. You have masterfully revealed this his point was hollow.

Written on Federal budget cuts ground Air Force aircraft:

They should run a picture of the President and First Lady partying at the White House last night as the image for every sequester report. The Emperor can have his minions entertain him, but us little people must suffer, nice change Obama./

Written on Green Bay Packers coach photographs couple's beach proposal on Marco Island:

in response to TroutNoDoubt:

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Good catch. Just another error from just another low information reporter.

Written on Cuban-American politicians decry Beyonce Cuba trip :

Two more clueless and careless celebrities doing the bidding of our enemies. If we had a real American government these two would be charged with sedition.

Written on Clam Pass: An open and shut to open again case:

in response to SeeFuture:

OP, it is not a "small cost"--if you don't know what you are doing and have to do it again and again it is a money pit. Fix it correctly or leave it alone and let it fill.

Let it fill in? You can't be serious!

Written on Clam Pass: An open and shut to open again case:

I thank God that there are still people who see the common sense need to keep this Pass open. In these times of too many low-information naysayers these few victories of cynicism are cause for celebration.

Keep opening the Pass each and every time it narrows or closes; it is the small cost of preservation for the surrounding natural habitats and absolutely must be done.

Written on Men's basketball: FGCU players ponder future with the team; Varidel to transfer:

in response to chokoluskee:

Varidel thinks he's a movie star, it's gone to his head.

Incorrect, if you accept what is presented in the article. Varidel is not leaving because of anything to do with this season or with Enfield moving on; he was going after this season anyway and that decision was reached before the basketball season began.

Written on David Moulton: Trust me, Andy Enfield leaving isn't the end for FGCU:

I like the move, and the timing. The fans won't be coming to watch the coach. Enfield gave them a bit of history, a group of players to build upon; he deserves his reward while his value is peaking.

Written on Go with the flow: Clam Pass passable again, commission to discuss Tuesday:

in response to freedomsailor:

"Go with the flow: Clam Pass passable again, commission to discuss Tuesday"

Just love that headline. Don't Collier County Commissioners have anything better to do than "discuss Tuesday"?

I see your point completely. Why discuss Tuesday, for, like talking about the weather they may talk about Tuesday but nobody will do anything about it. /

Written on Go with the flow: Clam Pass passable again, commission to discuss Tuesday:

in response to Just1:

Keeping the pass open in a work in process, look at the history. It is a price that we pay to keep this gem alive and well. Thank you to all that has work so hard on the project.

Exactly as you say. And, if this newest work is up to standard set a couple decades ago, we won't have revisit this issue again for some time, but, it will need to be revisited each and every time the Pass narrows/closes. That is just the small price we will have to pay.

Written on Water supply prank ends with suspension of morning show DJs:

Don't prank the low-information listener; for they have never been taught how to think.

I suggest the people who called in complaining should be suspended from voting; for their lazy ignorance is the ultimate prank on all of us.

Written on Phil Ramone, Grammy-winning producer, dead at 72:

When I saw the last name, Ramone, coupled with music, I thought of a brother act which apparently is unrelated to this man. I rue my mistake.

Like so many of the truly important people in our lives Phil Ramone was not the headline grabber himself, he produced the headline grabbers. I know nothing of the man beyond what is reported here; but, seeing the list of his contributions I now know that a man who influenced my life has passed. Thanks for all you gave Mr. Ramone, my prayers are with your friends and family.

Written on Phil Ramone, Grammy-winning producer, dead at 72:

in response to aj:

NO comments. The usual idiots can't understand the article because it is based on skill and achievements.

That is the best tribute you can find to give this man? Grow up.

Written on Crews resume dredging to correct the Clam Pass-fail project:

This is the price we now have to pay for all ways we have disrupted the natural flow of water in our area. Man did not create Clam Bay, nature did. It, (the Pass) is having problem staying open because of other changes to the system. Without it open we have other problems, so, we much bite the bullet how ever many times it takes to keep it open.

Written on Rubio: Reports of immigration deal 'premature' :

Enforcement is the one provision of a revamped immigration system that is always lacking. We ignore those who sneak in, giving them quasi-status. We let the illegals have access to our services, protections under the law; but, we don't do anything to prevent more from coming. Until we put a working and practiced enforcement system in place there is no such thing as immigration reform. And, without enforcement we will be right back to this state in another few years regardless of anything else they do!

Written on Jurors acquit Helter, Kassel on all counts in Naples gun-dealing case:

in response to Colorado:

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I've recommended your post for removal; and I hope the authorities take action to indict you for your threats to safety and lives of the commenter/his family you targeted!

Written on Child scalded by hot coffee, taken to hospital:

in response to John_Galt:

Next up - Obama will ban hot coffee because "our first task as a society is keeping our children safe."

Word is that the coffee pot had a handle reminiscent of that found on so-called assault weapons; the only obvious reaction is to ban coffee pots shaped like guns. /

Written on Reports: USC, Minnesota bidding to lure Andy Enfield from FGCU:

While it might seem charming to expect him to stay with Cinderella, for his sake I hope he takes one of the jobs offers. If he stays he will be expected to repeat this special season, if he goes he gets financial security and a platform to grow his resume at a place with the facilities to draw top talent.

Written on Jurors acquit Helter, Kassel on all counts in Naples gun-dealing case:

Can the prosecutors now go after Atty General Holder and his minions for a real case of selling guns to felons; Fast and Furious was a crime.

ps- Yes I know that local and State authorities are not supposed to have the power to indict Federal officials.

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