Governor-Elect Rick Scott Turns to Reformer Edwin G. Buss to Run Florida’s Department of Corrections | Scotttransition.com
Governor-Elect Rick Scott appoints reformer Edwin G. Buss to run Florida’s Department of Corrections. Ed Buss served on Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ cabinet.
Governor-elect Rick Scott Meets with the Economic Development and Good Government Transition Teams | Scotttransition.com
Governor-elect Rick Scott met with the Economic Development and Good Government Transition Teams to listen to the advice of more than 200 members.
[Rick Scott] told the group to write to newspapers and call radio talk shows to support his plans to streamline government and get rid of unnecessary regulations. Otherwise, he said, special interests will try to prevent change.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) stifles business and professions in Florida. It’s an over-regulated, inefficient, and unnecessary department. The costs for becoming licensed have increased since 1992. The newspapers write stories about consumer complaints that can easily be handled through channels that exist. These channels are private or legal, but they work. Government interference by regulations increases costs and becomes inefficient in application and results as the department can not do very much. The outcome is always ending up where the private and legal channels work better to impose remedies. DBPR investigations are worse, as most of the facts are really unknown, and the local jurisdictional authority is already involved in the first place. There should be a top-down review of the purpose and goals of the DBPR that must be measured against the effective private and legal tools that are already in place. The DBPR may act as an umpire only, and never discourage business and professional development in Florida. The Florida DBPR, if not changed completely, should become the model of business and professional development in the United States. Also, the DBPR name should be changed to something like the BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP and INNOVATION COALITION – the BEIC. This name elicits the true cooperation between private business and government as the way it was meant to be. This response is this citizen’s advice “to support [Rick Scott’s] plans to streamline government and get rid of unnecessary regulations.”
Replace Streamline the DBPR with BEIC.
The Baltimore City Paper published a huge blemish on Baltimore’s Local 333 of the International Longshoremen’s Association. In fact, there have been two published pieces, one in November 2010 and a follow-up this month. The articles exposed some convicted felons in the Local. Most of these felons have been convicted with gun running and drug dealing. This exposure raised the ire of the Local, and so, some union protesters gathered on the sidewalks of the Baltimore City Paper with signs demanding the “Resonation” of the journalist, Van Smith. That’s right, RESONATION! One would not expect felons to write well since they’ve been involved with crimes, but when they’re told what to write on signs, that’s a different story. The leaders of the Local didn’t tell them to write the right word. They meant “Resignation,” not “Resonation.” YOU DUMB BUNNIES! Picketing on the platform of “Human Rights,” they braved the cold with all their protestations for RESONATION signs. How kind for the Local to sponsor these people for their crimes in the name of human rights.
For more information: Union Pickets Baltimore’s City Paper Demanding Reporter’s ‘Resonation’ | RedState.
Liberal Senators’ power grab 101 is to kill the filibuster in the 112th Congressional Senate. Citing simple majority (51) votes as the source for change, the Rule 22 for three-fifths vote (60) of Senators necessary and sufficient to end a filibuster no longer applies by suggestion of Washington Post’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, a progressive. The Left’s argument is that the filibuster is unconstitutional and the Senate is not a continuing body. Ian Millhiser of The American Prospect tries to use two Supreme Court cases to declare that the filibuster is unconstitutional. There is no basis in these decisions for that assertion, and the Left will refer to the filibuster as unconstitutional because of the Reichelderfer Case. Ian Millhiser is spinning that the Senate is not a continuing body like the House of Representatives, and would have the myth circulated that the Senate can block a filibuster with 51 votes in a determined way before the Senate begins its new session. Furthermore, although the Rule 22 states that 2/3rds (67) votes are needed to change the rules, Katrina vanden Heuvel promotes that
There is only one day in the year when the Senate can make changes to its rules without the fear of that process, itself, being filibustered – and that day is fast approaching. Jan. 5, 2011, will be the first day of the 112th Congress and, as such, the only day where a simple majority can vote to change the Senate rules (on all other days, 67 votes would be required).
A defense is as follows: when progressives say that the filibuster is unconstitutional, ask them when the Supreme Court decision ruled it unconstitutional. Answer: They will not have an answer.
For more information: How Liberals Plan To Destroy The Senate With 51 Votes | RedState.
South Fort Myers Ting Ting Perng (36) tried to set her boyfriend on fire, but missed and got the bed instead. The boyfriend was lying on the bed when the fight broke out between them. Perng doused Nyquil cough medicine and water all over him in bed, then tried to set him on fire. Grabbing a knife, Perng ran downstairs yelling she was going to set the [Christmas] tree on fire, too. The Lee County Sheriff deputy charged Perng with battery to her boyfriend.
VERY DISTURBING. READ WITH CAUTION.
BBC’s EastEnders scriptwriter Tony Jordan wrote a TV series named “The Nativity.” In this new TV show he blasphemed Our Lady by portraying her as a raped prostitute. Tony Jordan portrayed St. Joseph as her accuser of scandal. It’s time to get on our knees again and pray the rosary in reparation for these blasphemies against Our Lady and St. Joseph.
via AMERICA NEEDS FATIMA.
Dr. Death (Ezekiel Emmanuel) and The Grim Reaper (Donald Berwick) Born in the USA | James Pat Guerrero
Born in the USA are stories about regulators, bureaucrats, and rule-making bodies creating a future for themselves implementing the Obamacare provisions on end of life “death panels.” The two major government bureaucrats are Dr. Death (Ezekiel Emmanuel) and The Grim Reaper (Donald Berwick) … so dubbed by Jason Mattera.
But recent news stories about ObamaCare’s planned implementation should be a clarion call for conservatives to focus their attention on the administrative and bureaucratic arenas with as much or more intensity as they have to defeat ObamaCare in the political and legal arenas.
According to The New York Times, “health care regulators have [had] a head start on their financial counterparts. They not only started the process four months earlier when the health care bill passed Congress, but they also have the advantage of already securing start-up funds for rule-making personnel and office space.”
In fact, administration officials told The Times that “In Bethesda, health care officials are leasing more than 70,000 square feet of space on three floors of an office building for about 230 employees to work on rule-making and other duties. The government agreed to pay $51.41 per usable square foot of space, compared with an average of $27 in Bethesda, because it wanted to get the operation running in July, ” which serves as another symbol of the federal government’s inefficient use of taxpayer’s money by paying double the market rate for office space.
More troubling, though, was an account in the New York Times this weekend in which Obama Administration regulators inserted the odious end of life “death panel” provision that Sarah Palin had presciently warned of in her maiden Facebook post a year ago. Even The New York Times’ slug had “death” panels in it. While the Obama Administration touts the innocuousness of the end of life provision, it is not a stretch to imagine a scenario in the future when government bureaucrats frame the way in which doctors must ask various questions to patients concerning end of life care in a way that rations or weans them off care.
Consistently, societal and political forces attack the family and private property in the United States. At Ave Maria, Florida, the marketing of Project Peet (Jackson Laboratory project) is the current focus of public attention. The hypothesis is that there is another attack on the family and private property with the potential development of Project Peet. Here the problem is poor leadership, poor judgment, and no accountability. This argument wills to begin on defining Ave Maria – its organizational structure. For the benefit of keeping this introduction concise, a first part of this thesis will address that organizational definition. Ave Maria, Florida, is the most realistic and strangest conglomeration of unrealistic entities in Florida. Perhaps that is the accidental problem of leadership but not the cause of the problem. As most good educational institutions would teach, the societal and political forces can change to show the real needs of the family and private property, however this can only be accomplished by good leadership and presentation. At Ave Maria, Florida, there are no nonconforming leaders, but there are a few leadership offices on which to focus. One is the office of the President of Ave Maria University. For now one would expect that a leader must lead, present, and solve. “Does the President lead?” The corollary question is, “Does the President answer to the attack on the family and private property?” These two open-ended questions call for the possible resignation of the President of Ave Maria University because the answers to both are leading to “no.” An independent-thinking President with outstanding credentials could lead more wisely and replace President Nicholas J. Healy.
Christmas isn’t shopping, discounts, good deals, and sales.
Christmas isn’t presents, trees, ornaments and lights.
Christmas isn’t cookies, cakes, drinks, and eggnog.
Christmas isn’t ham, lamb, mashed potatoes and gravy.
Christmas isn’t music, television, sports and movies.
Christmas isn’t toys, clothes, perfumes, and hunting gear.
The thought that Jesus is here is Christmas!
The thought that the family is here is Christmas!
The thought that the daughter is here is Christmas!
The thought that the son is here is Christmas!
The thought that the baby in the womb is here is Christmas!
The thought that Mom and Dad are here is Christmas!
The thought that the Church is here is Christmas!
The thought that friends are here is Christmas!
Then all the things that Christmas isn’t have more meaning,
because Christ comes with everyone here.
A Merry Christmas to all and those who are here in spirit.
A Merry Christmas to all the military overseas and in garrison.