Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lake Worth mayoral race crowded

Click title for link to PB Post article.

Click here for a quick link to my campaign priorities.

Welcome New Visitors!

New visitor statistics are at levels never before experienced. Average time on the blog has tripled over the past week meaning that people are digging deep into the over 2,200 posts here made during the past three years. Use the search function to identify items you are interested in by "keyword(s)." I am looking forward to tomorrow night at the Playhouse - 7 p.m. Hope to see you all there!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lake Worth candidates face off in forum at playhouse Sunday night

7 p.m. - click title for link to PB Post article.


Just saw a guy with a floppy hat and shades...

kick down every political sign at Cornell at Dixie. He was whisked away by a similarly attired woman w/straight, gray hair in an old, small red car w/a Ron Paul sticker on the rear window. She shook her finger at me as they made their hasty escape.

The male appeared to be relatively young and over 250lbs and put a scarf over his face when he saw me. The woman was middle aged, also heavy-set and had nearly shoulder-length straight gray hair. the car had multiple rear stickers besides the Ron Paul sticker.

Must have happened around 6 p.m. Friday.

Sat. Oct 24 - Rally to Save the Reefs, Ocean & Planet

Join us and others from across the globe Saturday, October 24 to focus attention on the real and credible threat to the planets ecosystems from excess atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

A year ago NASA produced a landmark series of studies. They showed that if we let the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere top 350 parts per million, we will not have a planet similar to the one on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted. We are now at 387 ppm.

There is a real possibility that coral reefs may be the first ecosystems on the planet to face extinction from excessive atmospheric CO2 levels. Respected scientists from across the globe warn that todays 387 ppm CO2 level is already too high and is beginning to degrade the coral reefs of the world.

Credible climatology models predict 400 ppm CO2 may be reached by 2015. Carbon dioxide concentrations over 400 ppm will increase ocean temperatures to a point where mass coral bleaching events can become an annual occurrence. As carbon dioxide levels continue to increase and the oceans become more acidic, corals and shellfish will be unable to build skeletons.

On Saturday, October 24, concerned citizens from across the globe will rally to focus attention on the carbon dioxide threat facing the planet. If you care about coral reefs, the ocean, the environment and future generations, please join us to help raise awareness about one of the most challenging problems facing humanity.


In Palm Beach County join us Saturday October 24, 3 PM at:

Atlantic Dunes Beach Park, Linton & A1A Delray Beach, FL

Visit for details.

To find a rally near you or learn more about the International Day of Climate Change go to:

Read the Reef Rescue open letter to the US Coral Reef Task Force.

To see how elevated carbon dioxide and ocean acidification is killing the worlds coral reefs watch:

Is the Great Barrier Reef on death row? Link: Datpresenter® 2.0 Build #1854 for

Palm Beach County

Reef Rescue

Ever wonder what the County Commission thinks of Lake Worth?

Click title for access to link to the streaming video of the October 20 meeting of the County Commission. When you click on October 20, a RealPlayer application will load. If you don't have RealPlayer, you will have to install it on your computer. Click the play button and go to the 23 minutes 49 second mark and play to 41 minutes 30 second mark.

You will hear the frustration that nobody was representing Lake Worth while this discussion was going on, discussion of on-going re-negotiations of existing agreements with Lake Worth and questions about the now missing matching money to be put up by Lake Worth. The agreement we had with the County expired on October 16th. The long and short of it is that they need "an approved plan by their Commission" by February 2, 2010.

I'd like to get your reaction by commenting to this post.

Leo Buscaglia

"The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Walt Disney

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

Feedback from yesterday's candidate forum at the Greater Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast...


Just a note to say nice job conveying your priorities as Commissioner this morning.
You secured my vote and support with your views. I wish you the best of luck and hope to gosh you win as I was very concerned after last nights meeting and several candidates this morning.

Thanks for your efforts.
John Q. Supporter (real name withheld)
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Wes Blackman for City Commissioner District #3


Click here for an introduction to a new business moving to our downtown...

I met Carol last Saturday at my campaign get-together. They're in the process of opening a new business at 808 Lake Avenue and recognize the good things that are happening here in Lake Worth. Please support them once they open. Let's hope they are treated well through permitting and licensing!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another update:

Via BlackBerry: Busy day! Started off well at the Greater Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast, then off to downtown for an interview, lots of phone calls coming and going all about the campaign. People are really fired up about the NEW Commission coming after November 3rd. Many miles to go before we sleep. Please contact via e-mail with any questions or with news of what you are hearing on the street. Exciting news coming soon - stay tuned! Thanks for your support!

Helen Keller

"I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Via BlackBerry: For those that have yard signs, check them after the wind that we have had recently. I've started to receive reports about missing signs (hmmmm) - let me know if you need a replacement.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Via BlackBerry: Don't forget to use the search function in the upper left corner of the blog to find the topic you are looking for - blog visitor stats are off-the-chart! Thanks for all your expressions of support however you care to manifest them. Let me know if you'd like me to contact or meet with you or your group. Only two weeks left to the election - if you can help, the campaign needs you to volunteer. Here's to a better and more prosperous Lake Worth!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"New Jobs" - " Vibrant Economy"

Via BlackBerry - Busy day - lots of campaigning, saw Oklahoma at the LW Playhouse, bopped around downtown and bumped into some nice folks. Then it was off to the LW Golf Course Clubhouse for the candidate meet and greets for the Community Development Director's position - more on that when I'm on a real keyboard. Later...

A collage from yesterday's campaign get-together at The Bar, 2211 N. Dixie Hwy...