Entries by Dr. Rich Swier

Pensions, Sick Leave & Vacation Days Bankrupting FL

Slade O’Brien, Director of Americans for Prosperity – Florida, was in Sarasota to present the “Five For Florida” plan to over 200 activists. According to their website, “Five For Florida is a policy plan that outlines five key issues that elected officials can address that will make Florida more economically competitive and government more transparent and […]

Concerned Veterans for America hosting Organizational Event in Sarasota, FL

Sarasota, FL – Concerned Veterans for America will host an organizational event at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in in the Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Confernce Room located at 7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota, FL 34240. This open to the public event will education local veterans, their families and interested citizens about Concerned Veterans for America its […]

Rasmussen: Mack Leads Nelson by 9 Points

A Rasmussen Report survey of 500 likely voters in Florida taken July 9, 2012, shows Republican Representative Connie Mack IV (FL District 14) with a nine-point lead over incumbent Democrat Senator Bill Nelson, 46 percent to 37 percent. Representative Mack’s Senatorial campaign manager Jeff Cohen said, “The momentum is on our side. Rasmussen now considers […]

Romney Applauded 27 Times at NAACP Convention

Major media wires are reporting that Mitt Romney was booed once during his speech at the NAACP Convention. This is a classic case of “man bites dog” reporting. What the news wires did not report is that during his twenty-five minute speech Governor Romney was how many times he was actually applauded. Reverend Wayne Perryman […]

Gov. Scott: Raising the Public Education Bar Works

Governor Rick Scott issued a statement today on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test grades for Elementary and Middle Schools. Test standards were raised by the Florida legislature and student grades fell significantly. Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson said in announcing the school grades, “This has been a year of tremendous change for Florida’s students, teachers and […]

Rubio Condemns Obama’s Failure To Recognize Hugo Chavez’s Threat To U.S. National Security

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s assessment that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez does not pose a serious national security threat to the U.S.: “It’s now disturbingly clear that President Obama has been living under a rock when it comes to recognizing the national security threat posed by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. […]

Donald Trump coming to Sarasota, Florida

Donald Trump is coming to Sarasota, FL according to Joe Gruters, Chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota. In an email Chairman Gruters states, “As you are probably aware we have been able to get Mr. Donald Trump to Sarasota prior to the convention for our Annual Statesman of the Year Dinner.” The Statesman of the […]

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) “Running Scared”?

Florida is considered a key state that must be carried by President Obama to win a second term. There is only one statewide race and it is for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) will be challenged by the winner of the Republican primary election held on August 14, 2012. The winner of […]

“No More Defense Cuts”

There are twenty-one military bases in Florida and the state is home to 1.6 million veterans. The Coalition for the Common Defense (CCD) has launched a national advocacy campaign aimed at preventing further cuts to the U.S. military of $500 billion dollars or more in January 2013 pursuant to the “sequestration” mechanism created under the […]

Astronaut ALVIN DREW Coming to Tampa

Astronaut Benjamin “Alvin” Drew, Jr. is headlining the 1st Annual “Bridge The Generation Gap” event on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Riverfront Park, in Tampa, FL. The program is sponsored by Show Another Way, Inc. & Children With A Vision. This event is dedicated to passing down good old fashion fundamental values. The conference mission […]

Christians stoned by Muslims in Dearborn, MI File Lawsuit

During the 2012 Arab International Festival held this past June in Dearborn, Michigan, a group of Christian evangelists were pelted with stones, bottles, and debris by Muslim youths while deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office stood idly by, allowing the criminal assault to take place. Many of the Christians were bloodied by the attack. […]

Pinellas County Commissioners Behind the 8 Ball

By Dr. Rich Swier – In 1996, the ballot initiative “8 is Enough” was passed by 78% of voters in Pinellas County, Florida to limit County Commissioners to two four year terms. That ballot initiative has been in litigation since then. Recently the Florida Supreme Court upheld term limits for all Constitutional officers and County […]

Anarchists Coming to the RNC Convention

The Republican National Convention will be held in Tampa, Florida from August 27-30 2012 to selection the nominee for President and Vice-President. A coalition has formed under the banner March on the RNC to protest at the convention. The coalition is made up of labor unions, anti-war groups, student groups and self-identified anarchists.