Political trickery right under your nose

Rep. Blaise Ingoglia

Do you ever have the feeling the people of Hernando County and the state of Florida are being duped by political trickery?  Well, you should.

Right here in our very own backyard a political shell game is taking place right under your nose.  And, very few people are aware the con game that is taking place by the head of the local Republican party.

Now you say to yourself this just can’t be so because Blaise Ingoglia has been so nice to us.  Stand back and ask yourself a simple question. What has Ingoglia done to enrich your life as loyal Republican?

Has he reduced your taxes?  No, he hasn’t.

Has he reduced economic burdens? No, not quite.

Has he reduced the size of government? Bingo, if you answered no again.

What Ingoglia has done is to enrich his own career at the expense of those gullible enough to believe his con game. The big sales pitch came with workshops run by yours truly, Blaise Ingoglia promoting his Government Gone Wild forums, forums that were aimed at waste, fraud and abuse as a hook.

Hoards of people crowded around Ingoglia hoping for some type of magic elixir to cure their disgust for politicians.  What we got was a flimflam man who is hell-bent on his own personal political power, not public trust.

A majority vote rose Ingoglia to status of chairman of Hernando County Republican Executive Committee which he used as a stepping stone to catapult himself into the Florida Legislature, as our representative in 2014.

Shortly after winning election to Florida Legislature, Ingoglia maneuvered himself into position to be elected as chairman of Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), much to the chagrin of Florida Senate and Governor Scott, so much so that they pulled all funding from Ingoglia’s grasp at the RPOF.

Daniel A. Smith, a University of Florida political science professor, said splintered funding could hamper Ingoglia’s ability to raise funds for the General Election because of rules with Florida Legislature.

Not much has changed in a year with Governor Scott and Florida Senate. There is no firm decision if or when funding from Governor Scott or Florida Senate will resume even though they are making “nice” with RPOF Chairman Ingoglia, at least for appearance sake.

So, where does that leave us heading into the election cycle? It leaves doubts Ingoglia can actually pull rabbits out of his hat to get Republicans elected in November.

One thing is for sure though, Ingoglia hasn’t forgotten about his quest to enrich his personal political power. Just under the wire last Friday, Blaise Ingoglia boldly signed his name on as a candidate at the Supervisor of Election’s office for State Committeeman for Republican Party for Hernando County.

As you scratch you head in disbelief, Ingoglia will be running for State Committeeman position against Roy Martin who has long been associated with Wellington Republican Club.  Tom Hogan, Sr. chose not to run for re-election to the post after almost 50 years of holding the seat.

So if you’re counting, this will be the fourth position Ingoglia hopes to attain on his personal quest for political power.  He seems to be banking on the gullible public he has duped so many times in the past.

Ingoglia’s lust for political power and control can be summed up as megalomania, an unnatural wish for power and control or the belief he is more important and powerful than the electorate.

Would it be too much to ask for Ingoglia to do just one political job well?  He has a mediocre track record with his current jobs as Hernando Republican Executive Committee Chairman, representative for Florida Legislature and chairman of Republican Party of Florida.  Now he wants one more job to add to his resume.

It looks like Ingoglia’s Government Gone Wild seminars of belching smaller government and lower taxes where nothing more than hook to bait the gullible, much like carnival barker selling his wares.

 

SOE misses a whopper

SOEWho can say illegal-schmegal campaign contributions?

It looks like Hernando County Supervisor of Elections office is flying blind. It really missed a whooper.

Hernando County Commission, District 1 candidate, Michael LaRocca pulled in some heavy-duty coin in December and no one blinked an eye at the SOE’s office.  His campaign records reflect a single contribution of $5,000 from Resorts World Miami, LLC to LaRocca’s campaign.

Florida Statute 106.08 clearly states candidates for a countywide office cannot accept contributions in the excess of $1,000.

Oh well, who cares? Everyone knows this is the year of crazy politics besides the SOE is busy running her own re-election campaign.

SB250-Splitting the Baby

Judgemnt of Solomon by Raphael(1)The Florida State Senate is once again trying to step into the shoes of King Solomon by resurrecting prior, failed legislation to essentially “split the baby in half” with SB250, a bill sponsored by Senator Tom Lee (R) of Brandon and endorsed by Senator Wilton Simpson (R) in committee.

If SB250 is signed into law, local judges in family courts throughout the state of Florida will have absolutely no leeway to help the children of divorced or separated parents. The legislation is written with the legal presumption that it is in the best interest ALL minor children to have equal time sharing with parents without exception. The only way to overcome “the legal presumption” is to initiate prolonged court challenges which would create burden on parents who may not be able to afford extended legal fights.

Florida Senate is attempting to create special legislative powers through statute to violate the constitutional rights of its citizens of Florida, namely minor children. The Florida Senate is violating the very premise of the separation of powers, granted under the Constitution for executive, legislative and judicial powers by circumventing family law judge’s authority who see children of broken homes every day.

SB250 does not take into consideration the physical or mental health of the child regardless of age. SB250 allows alcoholic parents, drug-addicted parents or abusive parents 50 percent timeshare which includes overnight visits, as being in the “best interest” of the child.

The Florida Senate has ignored volumes of medical data that suggests babies and toddlers would be emotionally and psychologically damaged with 50-50 timesharing arrangements.

SB250 is attempting to force 50-50 child sharing for parents with only ONE goal in mind. That goal, is to effectively eliminate child support in the state of Florida. The bill also gives power to retroactively change prior time share agreements and contracts.

Senator Tom Lee who sponsored SB250 has an emotional stake in forcing legislation down the throats of children and parents who cannot afford extended legal fights. Lee, himself, was embroiled in a two-year custody dispute to with his ex-wife to lower his support payments.

King Solomon, himself would have ruled against Senator Tom Lee who is seems more concerned about splitting the baby for his own financial reasons, and not the best interest of the child.

Rocco’s Press release as School Board, District 2 candidate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 25, 2015

Rocco throws her hat into the ring for school board

 

Spring Hill, Fla. –  Rose Rocco is pleased to announce she is a candidate for Hernando County School Board, District 2.

Rocco said,  “Based on my experience, I will be able to bring stability to our school system by addressing financing issues which are our number one problem.  Better communication is necessary with our representatives in Tallahassee to address unfunded mandates at the local level that  create a hardships on the school system finances. The state of our local educational system is in decline based on lack of fiduciary responsibility which has allowed our reserves to dip to unacceptable levels,”

“Our school system needs to address dwindling reserves and bring them up to a comfortable level to ensure our the safety and wellbeing of our students and teachers.  Teachers need financial and moral support to bring up districts grades that have lagged behind other counties,” Rocco said.

“My website information will be available soon which will include my platform and contact information,” Rocco said.

Commissioner Nick Nicholson akin to Mayor Marion Barry

 

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A business owner of Hernando County has a provocative question to ask the citizens of the county.

Question:  What do Commissioner Nick Nicholson and Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington DC have in common?

Answer:  Both enjoyed the pleasures of prostitutes who like to partake in the use of crack cocaine.

Marion Barry summed  it up  best by saying , “Goddamn bitch set me up!”