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Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Gubernatorial Candidate Yinka Abosede Adeshina


Comment:
she is the inverse of Charlie Crist who from Republican became a Democrat. While she is a Democrat turned Republican.. Wonder if you can trust these politicians.
Posted by ANON on August 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Gubernatorial Candidate Yinka Abosede Adeshina


Comment:
she is the inverse of Charlie Crist who from Republican became a Democrat. While she is a Democrat turned Republican.. Wonder if you can trust these politicians.
Posted by ANON on August 26, 2014 at 9:33 pm
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Gubernatorial Candidate Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder


Comment:
For Lord's sake lets elect her. We need what she stands for.
Posted by Phillip Joseph Kennedy on August 26, 2014 at 10:42 am
 


Article Headline: Do Members of Congress Really Get a Full Pay Pension After Just One Term?


Comment:
Can any federal employee recieve a pension from more than one job?
Posted by Gordon Thompson on August 25, 2014 at 11:26 am
 


Article Headline: Race Profile: State Attorney General Democratic Primary


Comment:
This is the primary election; not the general. Capiche?
Posted by Richard Thomas on August 25, 2014 at 8:25 am
 


Article Headline: Chair's Call for Port Director Raise Has a Familiar Smell


Comment:
Dennis you expose the fraternal order of the good old boys, by showing how they scratch each other's back in deal-making. No surprise that Carol Whitmore is asking for more money for the port as her term of office is threatened by Terri Wonder who demands transparency. Vote for Terri Wonder for commissioner. Carol's other members of the Developer's Darlings - led by Benack are testy over Robin's support for Terri, even while Chappie escorts Whitmore out east. Are the Darlings getting nervous?
Posted by joe kane on August 25, 2014 at 6:36 am
 


Article Headline: Letter: An Open Letter to Manatee BOCC on Impact Fees


Comment:
Frankly, I prefer slow steady and environmental preserving growth than growth at any cost. Many of us in the county paid the full cost of having the county roads by our homes paved. Why should others not pay their fair share????
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: Easy and Obvious Choices for School Board


Comment:
I agree with the writer regarding the importance of re-electing Aranibar & Carpenter. both demonstrated great courage in forcing a recalcitrant school board to examine finances and to act on fact rather than friendship. Sadly, I agree that Brunner & Cantrell have failed to serve our community well.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm
 


Article Headline: Florida's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down


Comment:
Clearly it is immoral, as well as, unconstitutional to treat citizens differently. Marriage has become a legal institution of the state rather than a religious vow. As long as government benefits are associated with marriage, it should not be denied to anyone.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 24, 2014 at 8:10 pm
 


Article Headline: Chair's Call for Port Director Raise Has a Familiar Smell


Comment:
I wish we had statesman serving as elected officials and appointees in our local governments. Instead, we appear stuck with self-serving folk. So sad. It is time for Terri Wonder and others like her.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 24, 2014 at 8:05 pm
 


Article Headline: Letter: An Open Letter to Manatee BOCC on Impact Fees


Comment:
At this time, our infrastructure is being taxed to capacity, if we do not bring impact fees in line with the rate of growth, we citizens will be taxed to provide the needed infrastructure. Higher taxes will do more to slow growth than impact fees.
Posted by Paul D. Smith on August 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Revisiting Juniper Run


Comment:
Great story! I wish everyone could experience the beauty and importance of saving wild places like Juniper Springs. There are so many places in jeopardy today of being destroyed. Thank goodness Juniper Springs is not one on them. Overall though, the water quality in all of Florida's springs needs better protection.
Posted by lea etchells on August 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: Easy and Obvious Choices for School Board


Comment:
Those of us who have followed what it has taken to get the school board back on track have no difficulty understanding that Julie
Aranibar and Karen Carpenter are the candidates to re-elect.
Posted by Charles Ivarch on August 24, 2014 at 9:07 am
 


Article Headline: BOCC Chairman Loses Cool, Threatens to Ban Speakers


Comment:
Dear Mr. Rehil, the two subjects we notice in your article deserved two separate articles in our opinion because both touch us deeply, One because the criminal actions of Mr. Bustle a common politician, who reeks of political manure, which is normal in our escalating world of overbearing government. (Manatee BoCC is not unique when it comes to such bottom dwellers.)

However, Manatee Has one asset our Hardee County lacks, that being an attorney who at least had enough respect for the un enforced statutes, and constitutions. The statement he made that it is illegal to silence a citizen would astonish us, should Ken Evers Hardees County?s attorney make such a similar public acknowledgement. (Ken certainly cast a black shadow over his already shady appearing occupation.)

We make our observation and comparison from the Manatee attorneys? one statement you mention in your article and clarification by commenter, Barbara Angelucci in none Face book comments, along with being well versed in Hardee government.
My point of two articles needed is the issues both are humongous and heart wrenching to people, who have a heart for our God given best friends who show us in their short lives, agape love, unlike human friends, and deserve all the media attention they can get

The other issue of overbearing government also addressed from the beginning of our government, when our forefathers under stood the meaning of freedom from oppressive government, to the point they offered remedy for such government, such as this Manatee CC chairman living out his dictator type government as if he is God.

No fears of the citizenry exist today by the fools we elect to govern us, normally from a pool of already corrupted candidates, narrowing our quality choices to near none. These fools come to us versed in what they can get by with well prepared as self-serving dictators.

At some point in time the rights to air our grievance?s and opinions before government at all levels, ceased to exist because of the over powering government, and the watering of enforcement policies regarding our fundamental rights, including the constitution and subsequent laws mint two enforce our freedom.

Over time over powering government evolved as we sat back and quietly allowed the systematic socialization of our nation, by social-minded fools we elected, and failed to hold accountable for crimes of overbearing governing. Which has become a pragmatically unsurmountable issue.

Because,of good men doing nothing in their local governments, also because we trusted the elected fools of our choosing and chose to ignore their blatant failure as public servants.

Desiccating the oaths and meaning of the oaths that were supposedly administered to these self-serving individuals, mint to guide them through their actions as public serving officials, while automatically reverting to serving themselves, and subsequently become overbearing.

If anyone thinks, they have the solution think twice those you elected have been continually, dewatering most any solution you may consider, including their turning or allowing the election process into a money controlled lobbyist arena.

Where did the word dictator slip off to seemingly it is a curse word or illegal word, when it describes such low life politicians, who dictate what we do in our not so free society. That has embraced such characters who have no leader qualities other, than power control and dictator type service that favors certain lobbyist, colleagues, or benefiters to themselves or their colleagues and family.
Frank being Frank
Posted by Frank Kirkland on August 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm
 


Article Headline: Ferguson Shines Spotlight on Militarized Police Forces


Comment:
Never have seen a weapon deployed that was not used... one can say it is a case of the boys and their toys, but it is more an appeal to the bullies among the police who will opt for their use. If we need military support to protect our citizens, as you say, a call to national guard is appropriate. Escalation of the culture of violence and domination in local police and sheriff departments can only lead to it being used against the citizens. Increased military presence was one of the reasons for the American Revolution. Are we headed toward another?
Posted by Charles Ivarch on August 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm
 


Article Headline: BOCC Work Session Agenda Summary: August 19, 2014


Comment:
Tax Collector Ken Burton's request that the BoCC BUY a larger building to accommodate space needs for a burgeoning population are yet another piece of evidence that the BoCC is burdening current citizens, while benefitting developers. Growth should pay for itself!!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: Residency and Ability


Comment:
Aranibar and Carpenter are the only candidates who can continue to exorcise the ole boy demons of cronyism, nepotism and fiscal incompetence from Manatee's school system.

Hugh Williams/Bayshore Gardens
Posted by Hugh Williams on August 20, 2014 at 9:27 am
 


Article Headline: How Will the County Address the Mullet Carcass Cleanup?


Comment:
Get the sportys out of mullet fishing it woyld a hole lit cleaner fishery just watch you will see whos throughing white roe over board dead give them a big ticket.
Posted by slimjim on August 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Gubernatorial Candidate Rick Scott


Comment:
I am very pleased that Adrian Wyllie will be a part of the debate. Floridians deserve to hear from all the candidates to be well informed. Adrian Wyllie deserves my vote and yours too. 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 orlando chris on August 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm
 


Article Headline: Guest Op-Ed: Incumbents are Pivotal in School Board Elections


Comment:
Why isn't anyone stating how the school board has a surplus now. Check the record and facts, the state gave Manatee an additional $24 million this year. I could even have a balanced budget with that kind of a gift. Lets give credit where credit is do.....Thank you Bill Gavano.....
Posted by gene gallo on August 18, 2014 at 7:56 am
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Out-Of-Door School


Comment:
Great stuff. And why I love Gulf Coast Florida. Thanks.
Posted by Mark von on August 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm
 


Article Headline: Planning Commission Recommends Mega Development in Northeast Manatee


Comment:
Why grant a variance on sidewalks ? Has not the lowering of impact fees been an adequate variance ? $3.00 per foot seems very under estimated. Growth is inevitable, but we must maintain the existence of the infrastructure to support that growth. Manatee County currently can not support the anticipated growth in the North County Area. Our School Board does not have the money to build the schools which will/are needed. What are the plans for added rods, bridges, water, sewer, garbage, law enforcement, EMS, Fire and recreational.
Posted by Paul D. Smith on August 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm
 


Article Headline: Guest Op-Ed: Incumbents are Pivotal in School Board Elections


Comment:
Very well stated Dr. Conard!

Let progress move forward with the integrity of Superintendent Rick Mills and his staff!

Too, re-elect incumbents Julie Aranibar and Karen Carpenter, to continue with their leadership voice and efforts for a better education and a sound financial future for the kids and school system of Manatee County!
Posted by Ken McKee on August 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm
 


Article Headline: Guest Op-Ed: Incumbents are Pivotal in School Board Elections


Comment:
I have been coming to Manatee County since 1978 and have been living here year 'round since 2003. Doc -- I couldn't agree more with your op-ed piece.
Hugh Williams
Bayshore Gardens
Posted by Hugh Williams on August 17, 2014 at 9:08 am
 


Article Headline: Planning Commission Recommends a Go for University Village on Tallevast


Comment:
We would like to build a Santa Maria home in that location. Would it be possible?
Posted by Laverne Hooks on August 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm
 


Article Headline: Florida Medical Association Comes Out Against Medical Marijuana


Comment:
I personally know at least four pre-teens and teens for whom Marijuana served as an entry drug. At least two of these died at age 44 after spending their short adult life in addiction. I would like to see relief of intractable pain, but so far Marijuana legalization seems to add more to the addiction problem than it has in lessening the suffering of those in deep pain. One person's "relief" is another soul's demise. I will vote no.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm
 


Article Headline: MCRG Endorses Gallen and DiSabatino in County Commission Primaries


Comment:
I agree completely with Michael Pepper. Terri Wonder has stated a commitment to independent thought and has avoided the taint of developer dollars associated with her opponent, Carol Whitmore. In fact, the Whitmore's voting record shows her dependence on those who have so greatly financed her campaign. Although I do not agree with all of their votes, DiSabatino and Gallen have generally acted in the best interest of local citizens.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm
 


Article Headline: Red Tide Bloom Lurks Off Coast


Comment:
Clearly, the need to protect our waters, as well as, our land has not hit home with elected officials in any Gulf Coast state or those that drain pollutants into the Mississippi River. Also, I agree that residents and visitors are inadequately advised about those things that they and do, as well as, what to avoid in order to ensure a sustainable supply of drinking and recreational wates.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm
 


Article Headline: School District to Turn Bond Investigation Over to Law Enforcement


Comment:
It is way past time for a criminal investigation into the goings on associated with the PRIOR school board and its administration. Why are these things always postponed until a time when voters cannot learn the results until after the election is held. SHAME!!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm
 


Article Headline: Race Analysis: Manatee County School Board District 5


Comment:
Julie Aranibar has earned the respect of all thinking citizens as she endured personal attack and persisted in exposing what looks like criminal misconduct and mismanagement within both the PRIOR school board and its administration.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on August 15, 2014 at 9:08 pm
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Joseph Dabek August 20, 2014
Edna Mills August 21, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Mabel Berry April 20, 2014
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
Virginia Townsend August 14, 2014
All Obituaries






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