There are a lot of phone scammers out there. Unfortunately, the variety is limited. That means that I hear the same promotions over and over again.
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Consciousness of guilt. It permeates every aspect of this administration’s and Republicans’ in Congress response to the House of Representatives’ investigation into, and impeachment for, the criminal activities of this president.
I really hope my Democrat friends didn’t get their hopes up and aren’t feeling confident.
This is not a black-and-white world. It only seems that way in our polarized society. I am not white; more a blend of pink and beige, with a few brown spots thrown in, but when given a choice on census or other government forms, the only one I can legally and honestly check is white.
SunRail to DeLand would take cars off the road
Books are often used to engage people in a variety of ways. It is a pleasure to introduce Florida native and West Volusia resident Sheri Shields. She is the author of the recently published book Venin Abyss.
Is our drinking water being polluted?
It’s been more than a week since Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was assassinated. The only thing that has been made clear in the aftermath is the total dysfunction of the American national-security apparatus.
It does not usually snow here in Central Florida. However, we still get our share of snowflakes. For instance, consider Cayla Bartolucci, a former Texan now working for the very, very delicate city government of New Smyrna Beach.
Healing our polarization will require civil conversation
The sign, and the spiel, says “Stop legislature from changing amendment without voter approval.”
Amazing! It has been more than a decade since I last wrote about the City of DeLand and its desire to eliminate old-fashioned business signs. During that time, attrition and hurricanes have acted to eliminate most of the remaining problem signs. Unfortunately, no such luck with the “temporar…
As 2020 begins, I’d like to thank my friends on the left for a fantastic year. History was made on Dec. 18. And I watched the festivities to the bitter end.
“Remember that I predicted a long time ago that President Obama will attack Iran because of his inability to negotiate properly–not skilled!” Just one of numerous tweets from our president accusing his predecessor of what he himself is guilty of.
Eli’s picks: The seen, the unseen, and the seen again
While most of you are focused on the impeachment of our duly and fairly elected President Donald Trump, I’m paying attention to the next calamity that could befall the Democrat Party (not democratic). And that calamity would be Trump appointing another Supreme Court justice.
Frazzled? Don’t be afraid to ask for help
DeBary deserves a pat on the back for its new “mobility fee.”
According to Wikipedia, “Eating crow is a colloquial idiom that means humiliation by admitting having been proven wrong after taking a strong position.” In that vein, I am dishing up a portion for myself this morning.
When did recipients of public funds stop communicating with those who pay the bills?
The U.S. Constitution, in Article II, Section 4, reads, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
If you’re a Democrat, are you really feeling confident about your chances of removing President Donald Trump from office?
Who is the real turkey?
For those who care, Saturday, Dec. 7, marks the 78th anniversary of the forced entry of the United States into World War II.
Communication doesn’t solve every problem, but it can foster progress in almost every case.
The battle in this country, currently playing out in the impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats, although the parties have definitely chosen sides.
Am I the only one in this country or on this planet who detests the crass materialism and hypercommercialism that marks this season of the year?
In our mission to restore our Lake Helen lake, it is important to learn from scientific articles and professionals who have the educational background to understand what the best plan is to implement ecosystem restoration, so that fearmongering is avoided.
So, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was intimidated by President Donald Trump’s Twitter criticism?
Impeachment is not a legal process, it’s a political one. That being true, it is essentially a matter of public opinion as to what the facts are and what people think of them.
No matter how long I live, I will never forget the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Donald Trump is America’s charlatan in chief
Although the Florida Legislature has appropriated some new general-revenue dollars for combating the state’s opioid epidemic, the source of most new funding is through time-limited federal grants due to expire in 2020.
Keeping the fight!
The public spectacle begins this week. Democrats are all-in. It’s the biggest political gamble I can recall. My friends on the left may not know it, but they are wagering their political future on a strategy doomed to fail.
Bribe verb 1. persuade (someone) to act in one’s favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement.
Thanking those who make DeLand so special
In one of my favorite movies The Untouchables, character Jimmy Malone (played by actor extraordinaire Sean Connery), dying on the floor, asks Eliot Ness (played by some guy named Costner), “What are you prepared to do?”
Do hardcore Trump supporters support even his transgressions
On Oct. 26, U.S. Army Delta Force carried out a successful raid that ended the life of one of the world’s truly bad actors, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Not since the Navy SEALs took out Osama bin Laden has the hard work by the patriots in the deep state of the U.S. intelligence community (you know…
The doors of the church have opened at Divine Remnant of Truth at 1725 S. Volusia Ave. in Orange City.
I was the St. Johns River Water Management District’s outside economic consultant on CUPs (Consumptive Use Permits) during the past decade. My efforts made it their only successful period of reducing water use.
Happy for story about Positano’s
I agree with my Democrat friends and their undeniably willful accomplices in the media. President Donald Trump is the single most dangerous threat to the Democrat Party in history.
I recently heard a woman claim on one of the 24-hour news networks that there is a “civil war” currently going on in our government pitting the forces of democracy and the rule of law against those of autocratic, unitary executive power. I don’t know who she was, but she spoke truth.
Ninety years ago this week, Americans witnessed the end of an era of prosperity and optimism known as the Roaring ’20s. Pride goeth before destruction, and there was plenty of pride in the land of opportunity.
Gov. DeSantis’ plan to boost first-year teachers’ pay is ill-conceived
A few weeks ago, there was a bad storm out over the Atlantic. Dorian was expected to visit West Volusia, tearing things up. Fortunately, we got some warning.
Who is Dmitry Firtash, and why should you care?
Childhood memories: DeLand’s spooky, and maybe haunted, houses
For the past three years, we’ve been hearing right-wing media and this president lamenting the “deep state.” Well, it does exist. It is the roots and the trunk of the tree of liberty planted by our Founders and grown with 230 years of American values and respect for the rule of law. It’s goi…