Fields’ Random Thoughts: American Muslims, Naming Roads and The Prophet Speaks

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State Rep. Irv Slosberg got this one right.

Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, wants to sell the naming rights to Florida’s transportation assets, including highways, roads, on-and-off ramps, tool facilities, rest stops and railways.

It’s in his bill HB 313.

I believe Slosberg hasn’t gone far enough.  For over a decade I have been pushing the idea that leasing (not selling) the naming rights to parks and libraries is one way to maintain services without raising taxes.

I am not sure how much revenue would come in, but it’s time we find out.  Over the years the Dolphins have made millions by allowing underwear, beer and insurance companies to hang their moniker on the front door.

Governments need to hire marketing companies to survey the business community.  Let’s get the bids in.

What’s wrong with the Wal-Mart Turnpike?  How about the Apple iPad Main Library?

Slosberg has another bill that would allow businesses to put ads on school buses, or even inside the buses. He told the Tallahassee media that Massachusetts permits that kind of advertising and gets $5,000 per bus.

Broward has around 1,500 schools buses, so we’re talking $7.5 million if we charge what Massachusetts does.

Massachusetts has school bus advertising

Between his two bills, Slosberg thinks Florida could generate an extra $1 billion.

For those who object to the idea, tell me whether you prefer to raise taxes and fees or reduce services.


Congressman Peter King, R-NY, is planning to use his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee to conduct hearings about terrorists in the American Muslim community. It’s like the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) has risen from the grave.

We can expect shouting matches and name-calling.

I can’t wait for the show: “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Muslim Party.

King’s hypocrisy in all this is not hard to find.

For years this jovial Gaelic backed the terrorist activities of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, which was also funded by Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi.

Muammar al-Gaddafi.  He’s the Muslim who ordered the 1988 Pan Am-Lockerbie bombing that killed 270.  Many consider Al Gaddafi a Muslim terrorist.

Speaking of the IRA, King said, “Let us never forget the men and women who are suffering and, most of all, the men and women who are fighting.

Salon Magazine had an article quoting the victim of an IRA bombing calling King a hypocrite for attacking Muslims, while once supporting the Irish terrorists.

Not content to speak up for the IRA, King also supported the Irish Northern Aid Committee (NORAID) which raised money for guns to kill British soldiers and bombs to murder English civilians.

Muslim terrorists raise money in mosques while praising Allah.  NORAID terrorists did it in Irish bars while chugalugging a Guinness.

So what’s the difference?

According to King, Catholics murdering Protestants is not terrorism.


The supernaturalists are fond of telling us that “there are no atheists in foxholes.  I’m not sure that this has ever been surveyed.

What I do know is that there is no known example of a wounded soldier crying “minister rather than “medic.

In case you needed another reason why the ill and injured need doctors and not god, I suggest you check out the Body of Christ Church in Santo Domingo.

The local minister is known as The Prophet.   When Mr. Prophet learned that the children of parishioners were suffering from cholera, he convinced parents to use prayers to Jesus rather than medicine from doctors.

Two kids are dead and The Prophet is on the run from authorities.

Ya gotta believe that if he was a real prophet he would have seen that coming.


The instability in Egypt has caused the Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Israeli government to ask the world community to  insure that any successor Egyptian government will honor the 1977 Egyptian-Israeli Peace Accord.

If one were to rely on thirty five years of right-wing Zionist rhetoric this request seems rather peculiar.

Their opposition to a peace treaty with the Palestinians always involves the notion that Arabs can’t be trusted. They will explain to you that Egyptian treaty is just a Muslim stall tactic so Arabs can build up an army to ultimately drive the Jews into the sea.

So why would anyone who believed that care to preserve the 1977 Accord?

4 Responses to “Fields’ Random Thoughts: American Muslims, Naming Roads and The Prophet Speaks”

  1. disenchanted says:

    a salami malecum to u infidellllll

  2. mister courthouse says:

    While we are at it, Fields, why don’t we sell ad space in the courthouse? This trial brought to you be M & Ms.

  3. Floridan says:

    “This traffic signal brought to you by The Booby Trap.”

    Very classy . . . I’d rather pay the taxes.

  4. Put Ads On Your House, Fields says:

    The ads would make every public building and road look even more tacky. Next are we going to put billboards in state parks? Some ideas are wrong, regardless of the revenue involved.