Florida House District 2, Sample Ballot

According to Supervisor of Elections David Stafford, election day for the Special General Election for State House District 2 is Tuesday June 11, 2013. Early voting is from Saturday June 1 through Saturday June 8.

There are three locations for early voting:

  • Supervisor of Elections main office, 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor
  • Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue
  • Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway

There are two versions of the ballot. One for City residents, and one for Dist 2 residents outside of the city of Pensacola. The only difference between them is that the City ballot has a referendum in it to choose whether to downsize the City Council from 9 to 7 members by the elimination of 2 At-Large seats.

Sample Ballot for Florida District 2 residents, within City of Pensacola.

Sample Ballot for Florida District 2 residents, not in the City of Pensacola

The Lunch Counter endorses Mike Hill. What I know about Mike is 1) he’s not a politician, 2) he believes in First Principles, including the Constitution, 3) he’s no quitter, and 4) you can trust him to stay that way.

Lend your support to Mike HERE.

Vote to downsize the City Council. 7 is too many, but at least it is going in the right direction. The fewer the better.

Rescue Mission For Dennis Rodman

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Dennis Rodman, Ambassador of Culture

There is a family that needs help. A mother of seven is being held in a Mexican jail because she didn’t pay the expected bribe for a trumped-up charge of smuggling marijuana.

Ever quick to use the bully pulpit for his agenda items, our President is lying low executing his constitutionally mandated responsibility. Ever quick to embarrass Republicans, he is all too reluctant to give Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto,  the same treatment on behalf of this American citizen.

Ditto for our new Secretary of State John Kerry (who served in Vietnam).

Why the bus driver or any of the other passengers on that bus was not arrested, or at least questioned, is one thing. But to arrest the only Americans that were on the bus, when there were witnesses that said that Yanira got on the bus carrying only a purse, is enough reason to demand her release.

There is only one man proven to be bold enough to do what needs to be done, Dennis Rodman, our shadow Secretary of State and Ambassador of Culture. Mr. Rodman, your next mission is a junket to one of the most dangerous countries in the world, Mexico, to seek the release of Yanira Maldonado held in a Mexican jail.

Tell Mexican President Enrique Peña Nietoto, “do me a solid and cut Yanira Maldonado loose.”

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Mexico, Central America’s Banana Republic

Gary and Yanira Maldonado, who live near Phoenix, Ariz., traveled to Mexico last week to attend a family funeral. On their way back to the U.S. their bus was stopped at a military checkpoint where soldiers ordered all passengers off the bus.

Later soldiers told the couple that marijuana was found under her seat and the seat next to hers…and Yanira was arrested, KPHO-TV said.american_is_mexican_hostage

Yanira’s brother, Brandon Klippel, said the couple were the only U.S. citizens on the bus – and if drugs were truly found on board, they were already there when the couple sat down, KPHO-TV reported.

“His attorney had talked to the prosecuting attorney there and came back to him and said, ‘You know how it works in Mexico, right?’” Klippel told CBS5 News. “He said, ‘no I don’t.’ He [attorney] said, ‘well, if we bribe the judge – then he’ll let you go.’”

Here’s an idea. Stay out of Mexico, under any circumstances. Don’t vacation there. Let the corrupt politicians and drug lords die by their own sword. Their problem is not our problem to fix. With any luck, more Mexicans here illegally will return home and face that reality and take their country back. Instead of trying to take this one.

Why do we have a President and Secretary of State anyway? I think that they are supposed to protect us and our interests? Since the ones who are supposed to intervene seem to be UN-involved yet again, maybe we should ask Dennis Rodman to intervene?


 Southern Justice Cost Woman Her Life, Over A Parking Ticket

st_claire_courthouseIn a suburban Birmingham, Alabama courtroom, Dwana Vonica London-Richardson, age 45, died on the courtroom floor struggling to breathe, after being arrested and jailed over an unpaid parking traffic violation. That, after being refused medical treatment, an asthma inhaler, in the courtroom. Despite pleas for help from her daughter.

Ayunna Johnae London, the daughter of the deceased victim, claims her mother died gasping for breath in the court after being treated callously and unconstitutionally. Her mother suffered from asthma and other health conditions yet the jail administration refused to get her medication, saying she was faking it, and then they let her die in the courtroom, according to Ayunna.


Out Of The Closet, A True Confession

After seeing life-changing things like this in the news media, I question whether there’s anything to it. So, after looking deep inside my psyche and emotions, I’ll confess what I’ve carried with me since my earliest memories. To get this monkey off my back, so to speak. It is something that, for me, just seemed to come naturally. Juvenile experimentation aside, I have come to realize that I have always been attracted to the opposite sex and am a heterosexual.

That being said, only one question remains. Beside the President, who cares and what does it matter? OK, that’s two questions.