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RIP Kenny Rogers.

Legendary country music singer Kenny Rogers has passed away.

We are not big country music fans but we do recognize Rogers’ talent and influence.

Some will remember him for songs like “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Lady” and in a duet with Dolly Parton, “Islands in the Stream.”

However, our favorite song is this one – “The Greatest” – which resonates on many levels as to the outlook of kids, their optimism, and the great game of baseball.

(CNN)Kenny Rogers, whose legendary music career spanned six decades, has died at the age of 81, his publicist Keith Hagan told CNN.

The artist’s family announced his passing on Rogers’ verified Twitter account, saying he died Friday night from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by family.

Hopeful News On the COVID-19 Front?

Somehow we feel like the media is intent on becoming “all panic – all the time.”

It’s despicable and possibly predicated on the idea that the media hates Trump and will do anything they can to find fault – real or otherwise – with anything he has done. That’s not to say that Trump has been perfect. Who has been? A bit of context is in order, however:

The World Health Organization declared swine flu a pandemic in June 2009. President Obama didn’t declare it a national emergency for four months, until October 2009. House Democrats introduced ObamaCare in July 2009, in the midst of this pandemic. The last thing they wanted was any distraction, shifting focus to the healthcare system they were trying to take over.

In contrast, the WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic on March 11. Two days later on March 13, President Trump declared it a national emergency. Two days versus four months. Yet if you watch cable news, it’s Trump who doesn’t know what he is doing and is dropping the ball. What a difference a president makes.

Roosevelt Twyne Revisited.

Roosevelt Twyne

Remember the story about Roosevelt Twyne, the 25 year old man who was arrested and charged with illegally carrying a firearm as having illegal ammunition in New Jersey?

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office (UCPO) released a statement saying they will not prosecute Twyne and have dropped all charges.

Gun charges against Roselle man dismissed

During the evening of Saturday, February 8, 2020, Roosevelt Twyne, 25, was stopped by members of the Roselle Park Police Department for a motor vehicle infraction. When stopped, Mr. Twyne had a loaded handgun in a holster on his person, as well as two additional magazines. Some of that ammunition included what were believed at the time to be hollow-point rounds. A gun box was also found in the car; however, the firearm was not in the gun box at the time of the stop.

Oh The Irony.

You can’t shake a stick without hitting news concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19.) Maybe that is a good thing. Maybe that is a bad thing. Being informed is always good. Being panicked is never good.

Of course, those who are most at risk are the elderly and those with other underlying health concerns. Several practical steps can be taken to help slow down the virus itself. Those steps include washing your hands. As far as masks go, you should wear a mask if you are treating someone with the virus or if you are coughing.

The CDC has a informational page on steps to take to help protect yourself and help the spread of the virus.

The comic below is not from the CDC page, but it is part of the irony of this whole mess.

“We Can’t Spend It Fast Enough.”

Nothing reflects the current attitude of so called “fiscal conservatives” than the recent discussion on spending for the restoration of the lagoon.

Funding for restoration is from a 1/2 cent sales tax that the voters approved in 2016.

Recently, the County Commission took up the allocation of monies for the coming year raised by the tax.

The latest version of the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan 2020 Update allocates $55.5 million of previously unallocated revenue to projects. It includes 43 new projects, bringing the total number of projects recommended for funding to 242.

Legally Possess A Handgun? Ammo? Hands Behind Your Back. You’re Under Arrest.

Roosevelt Twyne

Roosevelt Twyne is 25-year-old security guard for an armored car company in the state of New Jersey. As part of his job, he applied for and obtained a carry permit for his firearm. The State of New Jersey is notoriously anti-second amendment and citizens’ rights to carry weapons in their home or outside of it. In a state of nine million people, Twyne is one of only 800 people to whom carry permits that have been issued.

On February 8, 2020, Twyne was coming home from his job when he was stopped by three Roselle Park police for having tinted side windows on his car.

It is here that some disturbing data needs to be addressed. First, three officers for a traffic stop seems excessive to us. This was not a case where Twyne was being combative. He was not pulling a “sovereign citizen” routine. From all accounts, Twyne was polite and cooperative with the officers. So why was he pulled over?

We’ll never really know, but the demographics of Roselle Park Township may contain a clue:

Marriott Blamed For Green Program.

Like many hotels, Marriott Hotels have a program that allows guests to say whether they want their rooms cleaned on a daily basis or would rather accrue points that can be used to pay for later stays.

It’s called the “Make a Green Choice” program and the basic premise is that not cleaning the rooms daily if the guest does not want them to be cleaned, saves energy and water – something that should be good for the environment.

How good?

Unlike programs that try to guilt you into reusing your towels, offering an incentive increased the success of the program. Marriott reports it has reduced energy use by 13.2 percent, water use by 8 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 16 percent.


Cat-astrophic Lawsuit.

(this is not the cat from the story, in case you were wondering)

Lacie is a cat who was owned by a Syracuse woman named Carol Money.

Lacie liked to sleep in the bed with Money but when Money was having medical issues due to cancer, she put Lacie up for adoption. It seems that due to the cancer treatments and associated medical issues, Lacie was not able to sleep in the bed with Money who put the cat outside of the bedroom door.

Lacie was not happy with that arrangement and proceeded to meow, whine and cry.

This broke Money’s heart so she put Lacie up for adoption. Money claims that sleeping in the bed with her owner is important for Lacie’s “mental health.”

“Red Flag” Laws: Theory Vs. Practice.

Back in October, we wrote about a school crossing guard in Martha’s Vineyard who had his weapons wrongfully seized by the police after they had gotten an order from a judge. The crossing guard was not advised of the hearing so he could attend, make a statement or offer any rebuttal to that which he was being accused.

When it was discovered that the weapons were wrongfully seized, no one even apologized to the man. In fact, the police chief was applauded for his quick action in taking the veteran’s weapons.

There for the grace of God goes everyone who has a weapon.

God’s grace did not extend to South Florida resident Jon Carpenter.

Carpenter was sent a letter from the State of Florida demanding he surrender his firearm’s license and surrender his firearms.

One problem: the “Jon Carpenter” the state filed against was not the Jon Carpenter who had his weapons confiscated and his license suspended.

Jon is a veteran, sports fisherman, and law-abiding gun owner from St. Cloud, who just happens to have the same name as a drifter who threatened an elderly couple.

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