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The Buter Chain of Lakes in the Dr Phillips/Windermere areas of South West Orlando, is perhaps the finest chain of lakes in all of central Florida. Apart from your celebrity nighbors such as Shaq and Tiger, the lakes take you back in time to REAL Florida. Every now and then an opportunity arises that you should really pay attention to. Rarely is it possible to find vacant land on the Butler Chain of Lakes in the Dr Phillips and Windermere area. And yet rarer still is to find three side by side lots all with frontage for sale all at (8 comments)
Get to know Sarah Palin - 08/29/08 01:52 PM
So as predicted by me (I promise that's the last time I will say that!), Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin has been picked as John McCain's VP choice. Wise! Brilliant! Inspired!! And lots more! But now you need to get to know her and so here are some interviews with her. Damn she makes so much sense!
And then this is just wonderful and set to music.....
AND FINALLY I leave you with this. As many of you know, my radio producer and friend is an African American (he prefers American who is black!) who told my audience (27 comments)
It's Sarah Palin! - 08/29/08 09:36 AM
Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is going to be the next Vice President of the United States. I have a friend in Ohio who just called me at 10.30 this morning and told me the Governor is backstage at McCain's rally in Ohio. Just wait untill you see this woman's record! Just wait till you hear her speak! If you weren't fully on board with McCain before this, you will be now. I just hope my sources are correct. READ MY NEW BLOG: GET TO KNOW SARAH PALIN
As The Democrats get ready to crown Apollo tonight in the temple created at Invesco Field in Denver (picture courtesy of Fox News), I say with confidence that the vast majority of people who plan on voting for the first new god of the 21st Century, actually have no idea what they are buying. The man gives a good speech. No doubt about that. He can be inspiring. People will fall over and the mainstream media will probably be getting tingles where they shouldn't have tingles (especially if they remember that they are JOURNALISTS). So this blog was born out (17 comments)
Obama's "temple" revealed! - 08/27/08 03:16 PM
Yes it will soon be time to anoint the Messiah - and what better place to do that in than a "temple" (the description used by Reuters I might add). This leaked picture from Congressional Quarterly and reprinted here via a link at Glennbeck.com shows the "temple" or if you are feeling really generous, a "White House" setting. Perhaps somebody should tell this candidate that he hasn't been elected yet!! The arrogance is incredible, but perhaps understandable considering how long the mainstream media has been bowing down at his feet and getting tingles up their own legs! Wouldn't it be (48 comments)
As regular readers of my blog will know, I recently completed a seven year journey to citizenship of this great nation. Now this week has seen two further milestones! My United States passport arrived in the mail yesterday, and today I went and voted for the first time in my new home. Yes that's me outside the polling place at lunchtime today after I had cast my vote to throw out the incumbents! The importance of exercising your democratic rights have perhaps never been more important than they are today.
We have the incredible (31 comments)
Dog saves newborn baby from freezing to death! - 08/24/08 02:55 PM
I'm not sure when I started enjoying these animal stories, but hot on the heels of Christian the Lion comes the story of LaChina in Argentina. It would seem that a 14 year old girl gave birth to a baby and then abandoned it in a field. It is winter in Argentina right now. Somehow LaChina left her own puppies and went out and picked up the baby and kept it with her puppies through the night. The farmer who owns LaChina found the baby in the morning. The baby is doing well and the 14 year old mother has been (12 comments)
This is a truly amazing home currently under construction in the beautiful town of Windermere, Florida. Not only are we able to offer you a $15,000 contribution to closing with our preferred lender, but we will also be delighted to place a brand new 2008 C300 Sport Sedan in one of the garage bays for you! Completion is just 45 days away now and when it is done, the price will go up so why not call Simon Conway today to arrange your private tour of this magnificent home? Call 407 876 8200. Custom built executive level home in incredible (0 comments)
These fine ladies were out in force again tonight as the Bucs went down to the Jags for the fifth straight year in pre-season, but it was not all bad news on the footballing front. And our cheerleaders certainly helped brighten the evening for those of us who dared to think "same old Bucs". I guess we really notice the difference when winter comes around and we see all the northern cheerleaders covered up and (18 comments)
Every now and then an opportunity arises that you should really pay attention to. Rarely is it possible to find vacant land on the Butler Chain of Lakes in the Dr Phillips and Windermere area. And yet rarer still is to find three side by side lots all with frontage for sale all at the same time. This is just such an opportunity and my clients are custom builders who have put together some incredible plans.
This is a TRULY AMAZING OPPORTUNITY to acquire a custom (0 comments)
McCain takes significant lead over Obama - 08/20/08 09:52 AM
In a huge turnaround, Presidential candidate John McCain has opened up a five point lead over his opponent, Barack Obama in the latest Reuters/Zogby poll released today. Not only is this lead significant, but it reverses Obama's seven-point advantage in July - a massive 12 point swing. And when you dig into the numbers still further, there is more good news for McCain and more bad news for Obama. Of course, "it's the economy, stupid" and that's why this poll is significant. McCain now has a 9-point edge, 49 percent to 40 percent, over Obama on the critical question of who (32 comments)
Does Pelosi investment explain opposition to drilling? - 08/19/08 02:24 PM
By now we all know that the Pelosi Politburo has refused to allow members of Congress an up or down vote on drilling for our own natural resources. At first I thought this was just about politics - why give the Republicans a victory so close to the election right? But now, I'm really not sure. You see the Speaker has a rather large financial stake in T.Boone Pickens' plan. In addition to that, there is California's Proposition 10, known as the California Renewable Energy and Clean Alternative Fuel Act, which would spend $5 billion in California bond money - $10 billion (52 comments)
"Bigfoot" was a rubber suit! - 08/19/08 12:01 PM
Yes! In one of the worst hoaxes ever attempted, Bigfoot turned out to be a Halloween costume - and the two men who "found" it, now seem to have disappeared - along with the money paid to them by Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi. Biscardi paid an "undisclosed sum" to Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer - the two men from Georgia who claimed to have Bigfoot on ice! At the same time, Biscardi sent his very own "Sasquatch detective" Steve Kulls back to Georgia to check out the body. Kulls, it's safe to say, was severely disappointed. In a long statement on (18 comments)
Did Obama lie about his Muslim past? - 08/18/08 09:23 AM
So let me make this clear. I don't care if Obama was a Muslim. I don't care if Obama IS a Muslim. Becoming President of the United States should always be about who is the best person for the job. However, I DO care about the lies. Up to this point, the Obama campaign has told us that in his school registration, Obama's father was listed as a Muslim. Not true - it was he himself. The campaign has also stated that his nationality is not an issue. Not true - HE HIMSELF is registered as a citizen of Indonesia. Now (76 comments)
This is the one you've been waiting for!! Fabulous fully furnished condo right on the conservation and just 3 miles from Disney!! It's a one of a kind and it could be your home or you could rent it out. Upmarket furniture in pristine condition because this unit has been used just by the owner. Manned gated community offering up scale amenities including clubhouse with movie theatre, fitness room large Olympic size outdoor pool, whirlpool and spa, separate toddler pool, video arcade, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, billiard tables, children's play area, picnic and BBQ areas, sundry shop, (2 comments)
Real Estate in Windermere, Florida is simply some of the best that Central Florida has to offer. And now we have this great home in a guarded, gated community just waiting for you to come home to. Once you step inside you will know you've arrived home. Four bedrooms, three and a half baths and almost three thousand square feet in this stylish courtyard home. The tensions of city life are simply unknown in Windermere, an Orange Country jewel only fourteen miles southwest of downtown Orlando. Here, the sun rises over beautiful lakes and the mists create a (0 comments)
I love stupid criminals!! - 08/16/08 06:27 PM
After successfully robbing a store using a caulking gun wrapped in a towel, the would-be criminal mastermind ran outside to his vehicle - which he had left running for a fast getaway - only to discover he'd left the keys locked inside it!!!!! Police did make it thereand a short chase began, during the course of which, the caulk-gun totting thief, was actually shot in the shoulder! Well at least now John Wilkinson,24, of Big Spring, Texas, will have a use for the hydrocodine that he stole from the Stanton Drug Store. He was treated at the Midland Memorial Hospital and taken (10 comments)
Bigfoot "fails" DNA test apparently - 08/16/08 04:41 PM
As hoax, this really sucks. It wasn't a very good one and then when you actually supply material for DNA testing that you must KNOW is going to find you out, then the question has to be asked - why bother in the first place? One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis, according to Reuters. Despite this, Founder and CEO of Bigfoot Inc, host (10 comments)
Florida Judge pulls Amendment 5 off the November ballot - 08/15/08 01:51 PM
One again the Florida Association of Realtors has backed a losing horse - with one heck of a lot of money raised by Florida Realtors themselves, but with NO QUESTION being asked of the Realtors before the money was spent! Amendment Five was to appear on the Ballot in Florida in November and was in simplistic terms, a tax swap - property tax to be replaced by sales tax. It was placed on the ballot by the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission - a body which meets just once every 20 years! Anyway, "The court finds that the ballot title and (7 comments)
Bigfoot found - trackers say they have a body!! - 08/13/08 03:40 PM
You can check your calendar if you like, but I assure you it's not April 1st and this is not a joke. Bigfoot trackers say they have found a body, have DNA and will be holding a press conference on Friday to reveal the nature of their find. A picture has been released, but I'm not sure of the copyright of it and so I am not reproducing it here even via a link - I am however happy to supply the link so you can CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELVES. If true, this will finally provide proof and vindication for (23 comments)
The pictures above are of my dog Katie during our recent trip to the beach. She is simply the most wonderful pet I have ever had. She is loving and funny and smart and loyal. She has her little routines as well - like the morning. First of all she never tries to wake us up. She waits patiently on her bed even on those rare days when we might sleep in till 9.30 or beyond. Then we go outside and I have a cigarette (yeah - I know!), but she sits at my feet. She does not run outside, she just stays (25 comments)
NOT A SHORT SALE!!!! NOT BANK OWNED!!! JUST AN OWNER OFFERING AN INCREDIBLE BARGAIN. $400,000 OFF PREVIOUS LIST PRICE!!!! PLEASE CALL TODAY!!!!407 876 8200!!!!! There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the very best homes out there on the Intracoastal in Ormond Beach. Sunsets from your hot tub at the end of your dock before retiring to your beautiful home - and all this can be yours. It's time to take a few steps outside the back of your house, across the paver walkway surrounded by lush grass and you will find yourself on your (8 comments)
Foreign buyers flock to Florida - 08/09/08 08:46 PM
I have dealt with many foreign buyers and sellers in my years in real estate. One of my last closings was for a Canadian buyer and I currently have a Scottish seller who is about to become a buyer and next week I have some French buyers coming to town. Now comes the proof that Florida is the destination of choice when foreigners want to buy property. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, Canadians, aided by a strong Canadian dollar, were the No. 1 group of international buyers, accounting for nearly a quarter of all foreign buyers (1 comments)
The media just can't help themselves - 08/08/08 01:36 PM
By now I'm sure you have all heard that a man has been arrested in connection with a death threat against Barack Obama. I'm not sure how serious the actual threat was, but I think the authorities have acted correctly. What he did was at least as serious as making a "joke" about a bomb on a plane while checking in for a flight. Also - although I shoudn't have to - I also want to make it clear that while I disagree with just about every word that comes out of Mr Obama's mouth, we live in the greatest country (15 comments)
Brett Farve coming to Tampa - deal could be done today! - 08/06/08 09:24 AM
Brett Farve is waving goodbye to the Green Bay Packers and numerous reports are now saying a deal will be done with the Tampa Bay Bucs - TODAY! The Tampa Tribune is reporting the following: LAKE BUENA VISTA - His feelings seemingly too hurt to return to the Green Bay Packers, iconic quarterback Brett Favre was close to finalizing an agreement Tuesday that could make him a Buccaneer as soon as today. A deal between the two teams was nearing completion after Favre had substantive talks with the Bucs, a source close to the negotiations said. Favre previously rejected opportunities to (20 comments)
The State of Alaska sued Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on Monday, seeking to reverse his decision to list polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Governor Sarah Palin (who would make an outstanding VP choice for John McCain) fears that offshore oil and gas development in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in Alaska's northern waters, which provide prime habitat for the only polar bears under U.S. jurisdiction, will be held back by this ruling. Polar Bears of course have been INCREASING in population - the perfect time to add them to the list. "There aren't just (26 comments)
McCain edges Obama in national tracking poll - 08/04/08 03:06 PM
John McCain is edging Barack Obama in the latest Rasmussen Presidential tracking poll. Rasmussen is often seen as the most accurate of all the polling organisations, partially because it uses larger samples. In today's poll, both candidates score 44% but when the leaners are added, McCain has 47% to Obama's 46. On top of that, McCain is viewed favorably by 55% of likely voters, compared to 51% who view Obama favorably. A week ago today says Rasmussen, Obama had a three-percentage point lead and the candidates were even among unaffiliated voters. Today, McCain leads 52% to 37% among unaffiliateds. Part of (56 comments)
As the customer service award winning Realtor for Orlando and an expert in the Dr Phillips area, it is wonderful to be able to introduce you to this spectacular listing. When it comes to finding an exceptional home to live in, it is hard to imagine looking much further than South West Orlando. And within South West Orlando, it is hard to imagine anying as good as Phillips Landing. You simply have to Check out the virtual tour This is truly the best home for sale in this exceptional community - it could be the best piece of Dr Phillips Real Estate out (5 comments)
Dr Phillips real estate - rising above the slump - 08/02/08 10:07 PM
The Dr Phillips area of South West Orlando, is home of a number of sub-divisions that have been doing very well despite what you may read in the media! If we look at The Reserve at Cypress Point - This is an excellent community with tiled roofs on all the homes inside the gate. Since the beginning of 2008, five homes have been listed and sold in this community, and currently there are two more under contract and a total of fourteen for sale. Homes range from $749,000 for a four bedroom, three full baths and two half baths in 4,000 (0 comments)
Actually my very first vote was in 1978 - the first time I was able to, but on August 26th, I will be voting for the first time here in the United States as a citizen of this great land. It was really very exciting to receive my sample ballot in the mail yesterday and to go through my choices for the vote on the 26th. I guess this was the first time I really felt that I was a true citizen of America. And I know the numbers for people who actually go to the polls - even for (8 comments)
Not a good week for our Nancy! Today she woke up to discover that a majority - a slim one, but still a majority - of CALIFORNIANS want to drill off our coasts! Oops@! And this is taking place while Nancy - instead of taking care of the problems of the nation - is off on a two week tour to promote her brand new shiny book - "Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters" Of course it would be a reasonable question to ask when exactly she found time to write it, but that would not be very (29 comments)
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