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Friday, August 23, 2013
At Snook Haven little has but changed but the faces and style that all that remain of a day from the past. If you sit back, you can still hear Johnny Weissmuller ordering a cold can of brew from over the bar back. Old style pictures still hang at crooked angles and if you listen carefully, ignoring the hustle and bustle of the modern world down the road! Let your ears hear a raptor’s cry as, Marlene orders the same, waiting from a break in the rain, before filming again begins with Revenge of the Killer Turtles (1947). As an old Florida, bayou-style restaurant and pleasantly primitive entertainment venue, Snook Haven Restaurant & Fish Camp has been a fixture in Venice for more than 50 years. Even before that, fishermen traversing the fish-filled waters of the Myakka River in the early 1900s camped in the area.
Used as everything from fish camp to fish house, this journey back into time is well worth the time to visit. Back when I first moved to Venice, Florida, Snook Haven is where all who try and set up a head quarters and rendezvous for ReelnFish Charters. Running clients up the river for a chance to mingle with our Florida wildlife and catch Bass to freshwater Channel Catfish. Big cats in the twenty pound plus range on light tackle to cane poles. Camping on the banks or overnight pack-ins. Moving down stream we would catch everything from Snook to Reds and if the tides are right, you can catch Bull sharks on one side of the river and Bass on the other, along with an occasional Blue crab too. Now retired to angling and writing about it I enjoy my visits back where “Tarzan” slept lazily along an out stretched branch of a giant oak draped with Spanish moss beyond the restaurant's waterfront, back deck. There one can find a canoe tucked between a fleet canoes to kayaks loosely tied to the aging dock. Here you can elect to explore the slow-moving waters by powerboat or as Snook Haven's slogan states - "You and a Canoe" – paradise to me! In the canoe, the river is yours, at eye level with the crocks, the beauty is bountiful.
Snook Haven is on the sun-dappled shores of the winding Myakka River in Venice. Think giant oaks draped with Spanish moss, graceful cabbage palms, and tea-colored waters flowing by. Two movies have been filmed there, the most famous a Tarzan flick called Revenge of the Killer Turtles. On Thursdays, the public is invited to hear the Gulf Coast Banjo Society practice from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and every Sunday the place overflows with weekend bikers and other regulars who gather round the shaded outdoor picnic tables to listen to live music.
Monday, April 29, 2013
I used to think Marco had a decent chance of getting my support. No more. This is from the L. A. Times
- 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal aliens working without a green card.
- 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
- 75% of people on the most-wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
- Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
- Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
- Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
- The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
- Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
- 21 radio stations in L. A. Are Spanish speaking.
- In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 4.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County .)
(All 10 of the above statements are from the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
Over 70% of the United States ' annual population growth (and over 90% of California , Florida , and New York ) results from immigration.
29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
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Monday, March 18, 2013
The major of the world's biggest city - a guy named Bloomberg - recently spoke at the United Nations. You know the place, I am sure. He said during his speech that there are things that only government can do. Only a well-meaning government could extend certain powers, according to the billionaire.
Today the banks in Cypress closed down. Until the end of the week, the frightened population is trying to get their money. But whether it is three hundred dollars or three million dollars, whether they frightened population is rich or poor or something in between, the elitist progressive government has closed the banks. Not their bank accounts, I am sure, but everybody else's. If banks close in Spain, they could be closing in London in a week and here in ten days. Just saying :)
A man named Perez, who might as well be Chavez, is in charge - or soon to be - of labor relationships. Imagine W. not indicting the clan for wearing robes and brandishing clubs at a voting booth. And following that failure to prosecute, appointed the grand dragon to lead labor relations? White? Be afraid. Heterosexual? Get ready to pay for dick-removals and studies of why ugly fat lesbians are fat and ugly. Maybe I could save you a ton of money and explain why they are lesbians instead. They are lesbians because they are fat and ugly, and do not care about how they look. Gay guys get their freaken fingernails done, and wear nice clothes. They are called gay for a reason. They are gay. Lesbians are called Dikes. Hmmmm. But worry not, dikes of the world. Worry not, lesbian transsexuals of the world. Worry not Islamists who should be burned, not water boarded.
You are safe, Bloomberg is here. The same people with the same mind set as is running Cyprus is now running the United States of America. America - the ideal - will survive for a while. The nation itself is already dead. Perez and Bloomberg are just the people running the nazi ovens. And every one of us who is seen as somehow not good for the collective is heading towards the train tracks. And the guy named Barry thinks he is doing good for the world.
What an asshole. What an elitist, no-wits asshole. The true horror of the nazi regime grew from its colleges and universities. It was the smart ones that designed those ovens. It was the smart democrat Roosevelt who built those camps in Utah for the Japanese.
Who is next? Ask Bloomberg. He knows. And do some research on him. And on his connection with the new world order. With the tides foundation. With a guy named George soros.
It seems that those free Obama phones are gonna be being delivered by the truckload. So, to, is the ammunition the federal government is buying. Why the free phones, and why the expensive buckets. The White House cannot be seen but Barry golfs with tiger woods and a few oil executives. We do not know who survived the attack in Benghazi, but we know what seal team killed Osama.
There is dirt on the carpet of the White House. Our White House. Clean it up. You have to start at your city council - not nationally. You have to listen to what your children are being taught.
Friday, March 15, 2013
I watched a young man name Cruz question Dianne Feinstein the other day. He asked her if her approach to modifying the Second Amendment could be applied to the First or the Fourth. If speech or the rights of privacy could be granted to some but not to others.
The Senior senator who wants to take my guns to control "criminals" looked down at the new senator, and reminded him that she has been there for 20 years. Background noise had another senator on a hot mike saying that he was sick of Cruz.
Perhaps we need to remind Senator Leahy, who it is likely the mouth on the hot microphone, that, while “new” to the Senate, Senator Cruz was :
- Solicitor General of Texas 2003-2008;
- While a law partner, he was a U.S. Supreme and Nat’l. Appellate Court litigator;
- Director of the office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission;
- Assoc. Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. D.O.J.;
- Adjunct Prof. of Law at University of TX School of Law Austin 2004-2009 where he taught US Supreme Court litigation;
- Law clerk to Wm. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States.
Maybe Leahy and others should pay attention. To Cruz. To code pink supporting the senator name Rand Paul as he, too, defended that old piece of paper. Our president says he is a constitutional professor. Whose course would you rather take about the nation and freedom and how it started here? Cruz' or Barry'?
No need to answer. Thanks to the lady who provided this in a link on the Blaze.