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Article Headline: Write-in Loophole Continues to Disenfranchise Voters


Comment:
This is just a gimmick where the wealthy special interests (developers,corporations,etc.) can make sure their "yes people" (flunkies) can get in office. Can't use "yes men" anymore with all the ladies in politics.
Posted by William E.Moore on September 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm
 


Article Headline: Write-in Loophole Continues to Disenfranchise Voters


Comment:
Good work, Dennis. It's a complicated issue for voters--even those who are somewhat familiar with our FL dysfunctional political system.
Posted by Bill McGrath on September 14, 2014 at 11:44 am
 


Article Headline: Write-in Loophole Continues to Disenfranchise Voters


Comment:
Good work, Dennis. It's a complicated issue for voters--even those who are somewhat familiar with our FL dysfunctional political system.
Posted by Bill McGrath on September 14, 2014 at 11:44 am
 


Article Headline: SBEP Releases State of the Bay 2014 Report and Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan


Comment:
Sarasota Bay is a VITAL local resource, partly because hundreds of thousands of tax dollars has been spent on its restoration. Too bad local elected officials and developers seek to despoil the results obtained at great taxpayer expense. See other articles in this issue for a partial understanding of the destructive efforts now underway.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm
 


Article Headline: Bird Nerd Nature Tours Debuts with Free Nature Walk September 27 at Leffis Key


Comment:
Leffis Key recently won the local Audubon contest against Lido Key for number of summer birds seen. It has been used every year for 12 years as part of the field instruction for the Basic Birding Course offered by Manatee Audubon. Bob and I are proud of our work in the restoration of this parcel. A great place to initiate a new business.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm
 


Article Headline: Guest Editorial: Are CDDs a Hidden Way to Tax Homebuyers and Pad Profits?


Comment:
What a rip-off both for those who buy into these developments and the rest of us, who must pay to add infrastructure for the many new comers. Clearly, the cozy relationship between developers and those who take developer money to get elected, harms everyone but these two groups. It is past time for voters to WAKE UP!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 11, 2014 at 5:10 pm
 


Article Headline: Citizens Urge Bradenton City Council to Rescind Approval of Planned Perico Island Development


Comment:
So sad that we have elected officials, who apparently dislike Mangroves, despite the many benefits provided by these native shrubs. I agree that the Neals, Beruff, and elected officials in both the city and county SHOULD be personally responsible for future flood damage. In addition, they should be responsible for lost business as water quality is reduced. The loss of tourism due to poor water quality, as well as, reductions in fish, birds and other wildlife will harm many local businesses.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm
 


Article Headline: Smith Holds on With Four Vote Win in Recount


Comment:
The republicans have been using the write in candidate loophole for years to disinfranchise and cheat dems and independants of their vote for many years, over many local elections. No one charged them with voter fraud, even though they did to change the outcome of an election and, they did not campaign. Time to CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE.
Posted by Barbara Elliott on September 8, 2014 at 9:37 am
 


Article Headline: Villages Of Amazon South Sees Sidewalk Fiasco


Comment:
I could trade off side walks if Neal and company would provide the needed schools and roads.
Posted by Paul D. Smith on September 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm
 


Article Headline: BOCC Needs to Look North to Solve Indigent Care Funding


Comment:
Why vote between 2 known liars? Florida, we are fortunate enough not to
be stuck picking one liar or the other this time. We actually have an
alternative. Take advantage of the opportunity. Adrian Wyllie deserves
my vote. He is a honest average Floridian just as you and I , that is
willing to stand up and do something for the interest of all of us here
in Florida. The other candidates both Republican and Democrat are owned
and controlled by special interest, like puppets and will lie to your
face to gain your vote, then continue the same old agenda that we
complain about year after year. Time to get off this merry-go-round,
election after election, thinking it will be any different. Take a
stand, vote for the candidate that loves this state and is willing to
take time out of his life, effort and money to SERVE the people of
Florida and stop voting for these ?paid for? career politicians that are
only out for money and fame and have zero interest in us Floridians.
Even if it?s just for honesty alone, vote for Adrian Wyllie instead of
the other two (Scott/Crist) which are proven liars. The choice is yours
and yours alone, if you want the same old corruption and slap in the
face, go ahead and vote for one of the two puppets (Scott/Crist) OR do
what is right for our (yours and your children?s) future and vote for
Adrian Wyllie. Support him by donating to his campaign, spreading the
word and contribute to the super brochure program which I think is very
powerful. Visit his website today
Posted by orlandochris on September 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Oldest Pirate


Comment:
Some readers r just kill-joys and can't appreciate a little entertaining humor.
Posted by Bonne Favorite on September 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm
 


Article Headline: BOCC Needs to Look North to Solve Indigent Care Funding


Comment:
Your liberal bias keeps raising it's head again. Sure would enjoy some responsible journalism instead of a steady liberal bent.
Posted by Dunham Swift on September 7, 2014 at 11:52 am
 


Article Headline: Villages Of Amazon South Sees Sidewalk Fiasco


Comment:
Stop using taxpayers funds as public subsidies to create greater wealth for Pat Neal (and other developers)! Why should taxpayer funds be used in order to pay for what the law requires Neal to bear in order to reap multi-millions in profits from a private project? Watch for the push by Neal for his proposal to pay less than a tenth of the $2,904,000 cost for the sidewalks ($200 per foot actual cost vs his offer to pay $23.19 per foot), this staggering strategy will be coming to a public chamber near you?soon!
Posted by Charles Ivarch on September 7, 2014 at 11:34 am
 


Article Headline: Villages Of Amazon South Sees Sidewalk Fiasco


Comment:
No wonder the Neals, Beruff and other developers of their ilk continue to seek "BIG FAVORS," from local elected officials, who have received considerable financial support from the development community. They expect a highly positive return on their investment and have gotten it many times over. Shame on all involved in these "deals with the devil." Know who gives money to election candidates, and vote accordingly. This year, Terri Wonder is the known candidate, who has eschewed tainted campaign funds.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 7, 2014 at 10:30 am
 


Article Headline: BOCC Land Use Agenda Results: September 4, 2014


Comment:
Thank you Commissioner DiSabatino for refusing to let fellow commission members and certain county staff continue to hide yet another controversial development decision from public view--this time after ignoring the factual input of environmental scientists and the public, supposedly served by our elected officials. Too bad the commission majority continues to serve themselves and their "friends" at public expense. Vote for Terri Wonder and hopefully more like her in 2016.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 7, 2014 at 10:23 am
 


Article Headline: Fort Hamer Bridge Navigates Wetland Bank


Comment:
It is hard to accept this bridge BECAUSE the BOCC has such a dismal record when it comes to preserving vital environmental features, required for such things as: clean drinking water, wildlife, and quality of life for residents, as well as, visitors.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on September 7, 2014 at 10:14 am
 


Article Headline: Fort Hamer Bridge Navigates Wetland Bank


Comment:
Build a twin to the DeSoto Bridge (US 41/301) instead where there is need for more capacity in the urban area; not to promote more sprawl in Boondockia.
Posted by Richard Thomas on September 7, 2014 at 7:17 am
 


Article Headline: Scott Draws Large Crowd of Supporters in Bradenton and Sarasota Stops


Comment:
Why vote between 2 known liars? Florida, we are fortunate enough not to
be stuck picking one liar or the other this time. We actually have an
alternative. Take advantage of the opportunity. Adrian Wyllie deserves
my vote. He is a honest average Floridian just as you and I , that is
willing to stand up and do something for the interest of all of us here
in Florida. The other candidates both Republican and Democrat are owned
and controlled by special interest, like puppets and will lie to your
face to gain your vote, then continue the same old agenda that we
complain about year after year. Time to get off this merry-go-round,
election after election, thinking it will be any different. Take a
stand, vote for the candidate that loves this state and is willing to
take time out of his life, effort and money to SERVE the people of
Florida and stop voting for these ?paid for? career politicians that are
only out for money and fame and have zero interest in us Floridians.
Even if it?s just for honesty alone, vote for Adrian Wyllie instead of
the other two (Scott/Crist) which are proven liars. The choice is yours
and yours alone, if you want the same old corruption and slap in the
face, go ahead and vote for one of the two puppets (Scott/Crist) OR do
what is right for our (yours and your children?s) future and vote for
Adrian Wyllie. Support him by donating to his campaign, spreading the
word and contribute to the super brochure program which I think is very
powerful. Visit his website today
Posted by orlandochris on September 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm
 


Article Headline: Get Ready for Medicare’s Open Season


Comment:
Not quite sure what this paragraph, on Medicare Supplements means:
"For those on Medicare Supplements: these plans do not change benefits unless there is an act of Congress. The will follow the new changes in Medicare for the coming year. Those changes are usually not announced until November. Rate increases on Medicare supplements often occur at the end of the year depending on how quickly the State of Florida gives carriers their rating change approval."

Medicare Supplement benefits are guaranteed to not change for life. Their benefit payments do adjust, based on holes in original Medicare, but the core benefits cannot change and are guaranteed renewable. The rate increases are approved yearly by the Florida Dept. of Insurance, but not at the end of the year. It is, really, whenever the state gets around to it.

It is VERY important that seniors SHOP their Medicare Supplement plan EVERY year. There are significant differences in the COST between one company and another, while the benefits (on Plan F for instance) are exactly the same and administered the same way.

Many seniors find that they can save as much as $100 per month because they have not been shopping their Medicare Supplement plan each year. A good source to do so is: http://SeniorSavingsNetwork.org
Posted by Christopher on September 5, 2014 at 4:10 pm
 


Article Headline: Few Things Seem Less Patriotic Than Corporate Inversion Schemes


Comment:
Can we agree at least that we now live in a Post-Orwellian World, where evidence does not matter? Allso in this world, that we can see our blood brothers into servitude into slavery for a metaphorical "30 pieces of silver." And this will be construed as beneficial for the National Economy. Before his death, Christopher Hitchens, a stong proponent of Operation Iraqi Freedom, wrote a volume "God is not Great" highlighting how religions has been used to decimate whole populations. Inversion is another one of those things to destroy a cvilization. We can now paraphrase: "America is not Great!" Perhaps she was....
Posted by Dr. Joseph J. Amato on September 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm
 


Article Headline: Few Things Seem Less Patriotic Than Corporate Inversion Schemes


Comment:
What a well written article by Dennis and the commenters. Are there any other citizen based techniques, like maybe buying stock and attending stockholder meetings? That sounds like after the horse has left the barn.

My only comment regarding boycott, is that in boycotting Burger King, your business goes elsewhere, so if the boycott in effect contracts jobs with BK they expand elsewhere where you do re-direct your puirchases.
Posted by Janet L. Stanko on September 4, 2014 at 9:30 am
 


Article Headline: Few Things Seem Less Patriotic Than Corporate Inversion Schemes


Comment:
why would the majority of your readers in your poll vote for higher corporate taxes,we need an overall simpler tax code for everyone even your liberal readers and I agree it is the American people that can hurt these corporations,I don't buy Nike(because of their production methods) which is difficult,seeing as they own the sports apparel market and I seem to be the only one as you watch their profits go up.
Posted by Tom OBrien on September 4, 2014 at 7:34 am
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Cooling Off in Lithia Springs


Comment:
Correction? I am a lifeguard at Lithia Springs and none of us at smoke cigarettes sooooo...
Posted by kathryn on September 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm
 


Article Headline: Smith Holds on With Four Vote Win in Recount


Comment:
I wish Mr. Smith well AND repeat, "He has big shoes to fill." Others have risen to fulfill the duties of elected office fairly and without serving themselves first. Let us hope that Mr. Smith is up to the challenge.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm
 


Article Headline: An Angry Joe Kinnan Retires from Manatee School District


Comment:
Sadly, two great football coaches, Joe Paterno at Penn State and Joe Kinnan here in Bradenton, are more likely to be remembered for the harm done to some students perhaps so that others could gain local fame and in a few cases national fortunes. I knew Marge Kinnan, who must be disappointed indeed at the actions of sons Harry and Joe.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm
 


Article Headline: Pat Neal Gets SWFMD Permit to Destroy Wetlands on Perico


Comment:
When we retired to Bradenton nearly 29 years ago, Mr. Neal had just lost re-election to the state senate, reportedly because he was able to build a Perico Bayou development on wetlands, an illegal privilege granted by his political cronies. His history of environmental destruction is simply not remembered long enough. Oh for another lawsuit by Manasota 88, then led by Glenda Raines!!!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm
 


Article Headline: School District's Armed Security Debate Smells Like Political Hay


Comment:
Thanks for including your comment re Mr. Miner. I for one regret the vote I made for him as a school board candidate. Apparently, he in not the reformer he purported to be. Instead, he appears to be part of the old guard clique that serves very few at the expense of many. I agree, that the smaller risk justifies use of certified security guards rather than law enforcement officers at elementary schools.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm
 


Article Headline: Pat Neal Gets SWFMD Permit to Destroy Wetlands on Perico


Comment:
"If Neal gets away with destroying the wetlands on Perico, is Long Bar Pointe next, or maybe Terra Ceia? Did they not get the message last year by way of the historic local opposition to destroying our environment, that these actions are not acceptable to our community?" ? Maybe it is similar to how Sarasota Republican primary voters were convinced to assure continuation of the corruption by voting down its opposition, Joe, you need not be reminded of the methods used to enable the complete rape of our region while the majority of its electorate watches in horror and often is rendered unable to fight it.
Posted by Charles Ivarch on August 31, 2014 at 12:56 pm
 


Article Headline: Pat Neal Gets SWFMD Permit to Destroy Wetlands on Perico


Comment:
Here we go again. I would like tosay Neal is ignorant of Climate change. BUT, the old saying "Going for the Roses" might apply here. Ya git in, make ya money, and ya get out and let the future generations grapple with increasing water levels without natural protections ....that is, if nature can adjust and be allowed to grow inland when waters rise. There is enough hard evidence here and around the world that climate change is a reality. So, the masses have to stand around while well endowed developers plough up our County and waters, and our politicians keep their heads in the sand to our detriment as and that of the nature of Manatee County.
Posted by suzanna young on August 31, 2014 at 11:02 am
 


Article Headline: Pat Neal Gets SWFMD Permit to Destroy Wetlands on Perico


Comment:
If you are angry at the way developers are trying to destroy our environment with the blessings of their paid for politicians then there is a simple solution, "vote them out of office". Nothing gets a politicians attention than their cronies losing their cushy jobs.
Posted by William E.Moore on August 31, 2014 at 9:55 am
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Elizabeth Pagliarulo September 11, 2014
Joseph Bische August 31, 2014
Joseph Bische August 31, 2014
Jeanette Zerwin September 12, 2014
Janie Thielen September 12, 2014
Richard Schluederberg, Sr. September 10, 2014
Anne Teyssier August 28, 2014
Paul Saracino September 4, 2014
Bertha Everman August 31, 2014
All Obituaries






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