Monday, July 14, 2014

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The-Coconut-Telegraph-w-CoconutsThe Original Unsocial Media. Anonymous Letters to the Editor with Pictures. Published Daily by Noon Since 2002. No Saturday Edition

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[Lobster Mini Season same as it ever was] The 30th and 31st are the last Wed. and Thurs. in July. Hence, they are the usual mini season days! I don’t know what you were thinking. Nobody switched anything. (Ed: We received so many post correcting Sunday’s misinformation that we only published a few.)
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Crab steals dude’s beer,
is totally rude about it. Video
[“Removing concrete coating from wheel wells”] Just guessing, but it sounds like the “concrete” is a slurry made from the dirt and the sea water during the trenching process. And it’s probably real bad for under your car too. I remember working on a truck that drove down a dirt road with puddles, “salt water”. The topsides of the truck looked brand new, wasn’t very old either, but the undersides was rotted away enough to have to get rid of it..
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cruise-venice14Well, we have had it with those gigantic cruise ships that have 2000, 3000, 5000 or more people on board. Never again. My feet hurt from the electric wheel chairs, uncontrolled brats running amuck, obnoxious bar stool grabbers and people that were never taught table manners or any other kind of manners. Not to mention the instantly spread ‘bugs’ brought aboard by those with colds or worse. Small ships from now for us with dress codes and no kids!
Key West Toastmasters. Link
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chicken foot14FTR wrote, “It’s interesting to note that we never see Christians, etc … pushing their religious beliefs in the CT” Please note he said, “never see.”
On the same day a poster wrote, “Actually, God helps those who call on Him and surrenders their lives to him. Then, and only then, can you see the power of God move in your life. Not before. That is why non believers do not, and can not, understand who God is.”We Wiccans are thinking of suing Deer Ed for equal treatment. Our coven often sends posts to Ed about our inner truths with pictures of us dancing naked under the moon, but he never posts them. If he doesn’t begin posting our truthful rants, we’re going to leave a dead chicken on his door step. No, it won’t be from Dions.
[“Bait and Switch Mini-Season”]  Seems the poster of the “Bait and Switch Mini-Season” complaint needs to learn there has been no change. Mini Season has been the last consecutive Wed and Thurs of July ever since it was changed from the weekend some 20 or 25 seasons ago.

Mini season in July 2015[?] will be the 29th and 30th unless a change is made. Aways get the current lobster regs at Link

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1993 Honda Civic Hatchback.
Engine re-manufactured in 2012. Minor body marks. White exterior. Blue interior. Automatic transmission. Air conditioning. Pioneer AM/FM with single disc CD, and upgraded front and rear speakers, clean interior, cargo area and cargo cover, and engine area, glass headlights–zero sun fade, manual widows, professional tinted windows all around, major maintenance records available, original car manuals, 32-40 MPG. $3,500 OBO. Classified Ads > Autos
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I feel for the illegal immigrants, but look, they pay $6,000 to get here. Look at the videos of them walking into the USA with clean clothes on and nothing else, no bags, no food, just off the bus.
[Antarctica: Don’t Come Here] Though he gets the appeal of free snow cones and penguins, John Oliver is more worried about the environmental impact of an estimated 40,000 eager tourists a year traipsing to and inevitably trashing Antarctica. His solution: A pretty hilarious anti-tourism PSA. Video
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canal14[“Canal cleanup”]Who rounded out the top five most contaminated waterways in the Keys? Why No Name Key of course! Who took the responsibility for the proper cleanup of this special Key? Why the BOCC of course. Who took NNK out of the sewer plan and has not addressed it since? Why the BOCC of course. Who will not respond to the citizens’ requests for information? Why the BOCC of course. Who will respond only to heavy legal pressure? Why the BOCC as us No Name Key residents have proved before.
[Hoax journalism] On August 27, 2007, one of the few remaining pillars of a long-established American journalist tradition closed its doors: The Weekly World News ceased paper publication. Link
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[Crooks] Former Cay Clubs principals Cristal and Dave Clark denied bond as flight risks, passports seized, $2.2 million in account frozen. Cristal Clark wouldn’t open her door when U.S. marshals came knocking in Honduras, and husband Dave was nabbed trying to enter Panama. Link
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Did you know dates have just as much fiber as prunes?
[“Remove concrete residue”] Motor oil will rot your rubber parts underneath: Ball joint covers, tie rod end boots, CV boots, etc. Other than that, it would work very well as old oil is what we use on concrete molds for the release agent.
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[“Walking across Mexico from Central America to get here”] An agreement from a few months ago has been revealed between Mexico and it’s neighbors further south to make it easier to send ‘children’ north on trains to cross the border, even those who got those new Obama campaign sneakers they’re showing up wearing.
[Illegal Border Crossing] Bush: 1.2 (or 1.4?) million illegals entered. Obama: 400,000. Obama deported more than the last four presidents combined!
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compost toilet14[“Composting or incinerating toilets”] It is way too late for any logic to be interjected into the discussion. The thieves in local government have already stolen their fill and they will never back peddle to return one cent. But feel free to know that you are exactly right.

Every homeowner in the Keys could have been given their choice of an incinerating or composting toilet for every toilet in the home and left the septic system in place for the grey water. This would have saved the county hundreds of millions of dollars but the thieves would have had to think of another way to fleece us.

It is Monday,  the moon stands in the zodiac sign Aquarius , waning (3rd Quarter). Here are some influencing powers of the day: element is air, apparatus adenoids, quality of the day light day, part of plant blossom, body zone: ankle, veins, lower leg, color: yellow, complementary color: red/blue
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Hey, Mr. Ed., what is with the bad language lately? Seems your blog is getting bad posters who have the intelligence of the great unwashed!
[“Bait and Switch Mini Season”] Check your dates. The last Wednesday and Thursday of July is the 30th and 31st. I hope not to many people changed there plans for Mini Season due to misinformation stated in Sundays post.
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cowboy guns horseback[Johnny Ringo] John Ringo, the famous gun-fighting gentleman, is found dead in Turkey Creek Canyon, Arizona.

Romanticized in both life and death, John Ringo was supposedly a Shakespeare-quoting gentleman whose wit was as quick as his gun. Some believed he was college educated, and his sense of honor and courage was sometimes compared to that of a British lord. In truth, Ringo was not a formally educated man, and he came from a struggling working-class Indiana family that gave him few advantages. Yet, he does appear to have been better read than most of his associates, and he clearly cultivated an image as a refined gentleman.

By the time he was 12, Ringo was already a crack shot with either a pistol or rifle. He left home when he was 19, eventually ending up in Texas, where in 1875 he became involved in a local feud known as the “Hoodoo War.” He killed at least two men, but seems to have either escaped prosecution, or when arrested, escaped his jail cell. By 1878, he was described as “one of the most desperate men in the frontier counties” of Texas, and he decided it was time to leave the state.

In 1879, Ringo resurfaced in southeastern Arizona, where he joined the motley ranks of outlaws and gunslingers hanging around the booming mining town of Tombstone. Nicknamed “Dutch,” Ringo had a reputation for being a reserved loner who was dangerous with a gun. He haunted the saloons of Tombstone and was probably an alcoholic. Not long after he arrived, Ringo shot a man dead for refusing to join him in a drink. Somehow, he again managed to avoid imprisonment by temporarily leaving town. He was not involved in the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881, but he did later challenge Doc Holliday (one of the survivors of the O.K. Corral fight) to a shootout. Holliday declined and citizens disarmed both men.

The manner of Ringo’s demise remains something of a mystery. He seems to have become despondent in 1882, perhaps because his family had treated him coldly when he had earlier visited them in San Jose. Witnesses reported that he began drinking even more heavily than usual. On this day in 1882, he was found dead in Turkey Creek Canyon outside of Tombstone. It looked as if Ringo had shot himself in the head and the official ruling was that he had committed suicide. Some believed, however, that he had been murdered either by his drinking friend Frank “Buckskin” Leslie or a young gambler named “Johnny-Behind-the-Deuce.” To complicate matters further, Wyatt Earp later claimed that he had killed Ringo. The truth remains obscure to this day.

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[Tickets
] I’m bummed. I have 2 lawn tickets to the Dave Mathews Band concert at the Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach for this Friday 7/18, but I’ve developed a health issue that prevents me from going. I’m looking for $100 for the 2, what I paid, anyone interested please email me at macjl@bellsouth.net. I have the receipt to assure authenticity.
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Ever notice that doctors never wash their hands from patient to patient. Hidden cameras show most doctors don’t wash their hands after using the men’s room in a major hospital either. Is this job security?
[TV Ads] This is how I am going to get back at stupid advertisers on TV. If any ad shows white people as idiots, kids laughing at their parents, products that are meant for morons, ugly people, fat people, animals more intelligent than humans, down right rip-offs, or stuff not made in the USA, I will never buy that product again.
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[Woman] When we men leave the toilet up we have to go through the Spanish Inquisition. Funny how that works.
[“Underwater Music Festival”] They should do away with that and the mini season.
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Public faith in Congress drops to record low 7%, lowest level Gallup has recorded for any institution in 41 years!
[Illegals] Obama has reduced the number of illegals crossing the border by almost two thirds of what the previous administrations did. That fact seems lost on his critics who seem to try to block his every move to control the border.
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Join Author P.J. Royal in celebrating the release of her new novel, “Killing the Bee King” at Roostica Restaurant[?] on Tuesday July 22, 2014 from 5-8 PM. The new novel is a wonderful piece of historical fiction. Please join us for a brief reading and celebration of the release of this novel. Why not come out, meet the author and get your copy signed.
[Border] I would ask you, is the border with Mexico secure? The answer, of course, is no! The current president and his admin have had over five years to come up with a plan to secure the Mexican border and handle the humanitarian crisis he created. Now, our border guards are overwhelmed with this crisis that brings our country diseases, criminal gangs, and terrorists who just walk across. This is an immense failure of the current president’s leadership, his hiding from behind does not work.
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bill-14-14[Captain Doom and Gloom] Great video on immigration. The only way to fix the over population is to stop the birthing period! Why they do not use the Sterilization Satellite and cull down the masses of mutant makers, I cannot figure. Greed in the marketing sector, holy rollers for J.C., meat, or they just want the earth to self destruct? Even Rome and Egypt culled their useless eaters to save their societies. Why cannot this be done now? VideoDEF: Celebrity n. A person that fools others into paying to see them for no important reason! SEE: Useless eater.
DEF: Advertisement n. A system of coercions from true logic to part you from your money.
DEF: Blog n. A public privy perversely punctuated to purposely prostrate posters.
DEF: Sewer n. That which conveys waste from one hole in the ground to another via bank accounts!
DEF: NWO n. Six cheeseburgers and a shake at Wendy’s!
DEF: President n. A person at the end of the speaker wire sticking out of their ass.
DEF: Vice President n. The second idiot in command of nothing.
DEF: YOYO n. A toy at the end of a string that goes up and down on command. SEE: President and VP.
DEF: Farmer n. Any self sustaining human who needs nothing but rain and dirt to sustain life. SEE: Real Rulers.
DEF: Perfume n. A false sent covering underlying evil fumes from people living in bubbles.
DEF: Bikini n. A string garment designed to advertise what is illegal to sell or barter with for profit.
DEF: TV n. See Mind control, Idiot Box, Religion, Get a Life
DEF: Cell Phone n. A toy that subtracts you from the real world with a Hand Job Bubble maker!
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Dubya imported almost three times as many illegals as Obama. Dubya exported a fraction of the illegals that Obama has –so far! Republicans have closed their minds to facts if the facts aid Democrats. Go ahead FTR and nit pick these facts apart. You’re like a lawyer who goes after a small point in order to win your argument. Hoe come you never complained about Dubya letting in so many illegals, but when Obama lets in a fraction of Dubya’s you get hemorrhoids!
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The following has been credited to several sources including Alexander Fraser Tytler, Alexis de Tocqueville, and others. Whoever the author is, it is wisdom and it is frighteningly prophetic.“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship”.

Pray that the foregoing is wrong………let’s work to ensure that it is wrong.

Part 2) We had the good fortune to have a conversation with John Dick the other day. John is a member of the School Board, and he has decided to run again.

john dickHis record is impressive; he’s a fiscal hawk and has saved tons of our tax dollars.

Prior to John’s taking office there was an audit report that determined that the Monroe County School system was terribly top heavy with administrators, that the district was paying excessive salaries and supplements to administrators, had too many non-teaching positions, and was unfairly subsidizing health care benefits for administrators.

John went to work and spearheaded a reform drive. During his term in office the district went from a high of 67 administrators to a low of 41. The School Board eliminated salary supplements for administrators, and eliminated the unfair subsidizing of health care benefits for administrators.

Believe it or not at one time administrators paid a lower premium for the same health care coverage than did teachers and other employees. That practice is now history.

John is rightfully proud that the number of non-teaching positions has been slashed. Then only 57% of our tax dollars went into the classrooms; now 65% of the tax dollars go to actually teaching our children.

You may not have known that prior to John’s tenure on the School Board, the salary and benefits of the Union Officers were paid with your tax dollars. That practice has been ended; the salary and benefits of the Union Officers must now be paid with union dues –yet another saving of your tax dollars.

There is no doubt but that John is fully dedicated to getting more dollars to the classroom, cutting waste, and increasing student achievement and raising our teacher salary without raising taxes.

During John’s service with the School Board, even with the worst recession in decades, without raising taxes, our teachers have received handsome raises. Monroe County is now more than competitive with any other school district in Florida. We can now lure even more top quality teachers to staff our schools. It has paid off, in ’13, tiny Monroe County ranked in the top 20% of all the school districts in Florida. John is an impressive guy, a local guy who knows our problems and how to solve them.

A P0STER WROTE: “Republicans cut the IRS budget by 14%. They cut it so much that the IRS is still using Windows XP an obsolete computer operating system. The Republicans complain because the IRS is inefficient.”

FTR’S RESPONSE: Give me a freaking break. According to the Washington Examiner, the IRS has doled out $132 billion in wrongful payments under low-income tax credit programs alone. The poster claimed that the IRS still is using Windows XP. I don’t know if that is true or not. But, if it is true, why in the hell haven’t they upgraded? Where in the hell is their management? They’ve received big time increases for years until their perfidy was discovered this year.