Happy Holiday From The Politicians




On this long holiday weekend, those who are on Mayor Mike Ryan of Sunrise’s e-mail list received a thoughtful, well-written Thanksgiving message.

I liked it so much I am reprinting it below:


Happy Thanksgiving From My Family to Yours

Each Thanksgiving, we naturally reflect upon the past year and what Thanksgiving means to us and our families.  It is also an opportunity to try to recapture those lost moments when we know we should have said “thank you” or expressed our love or gratitude for another’s presence in our lives.

 For those against whom the odds seemed stacked this year or where a moment’s fate could have altered life so dramatically or where a scare of diagnosis was overcome by a reassuring result, they surely have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Others have endured the diagnosis of an illness and will carry their fight through the holidays, reminding each of those they touch how every moment is so truly precious.  For some, joyous moments will be punctuated by the bone deep recognition there are loved ones noticeably missing from the holiday table or during the holiday traditions, and the loss may feel profound.    Many will be separated from loved ones located around the world; some are serving our Country and we look forward to their safe return.  

Perhaps, we can each look to a moment in the past year where our faith in the spirit of Thanksgiving could be undermined.  Yet, as we gather this season, we know we have something, if not much, for which we can be thankful. 

Thankful to live in a community where there is a robust reservoir of charity and compassion for those less fortunate.  Blessed knowing no matter the challenges we face, we have friends, family and neighbors who care deeply and are near in times of need.  Grateful to be able to embrace loved ones on Thanksgiving, while never losing the spiritual connection to those we miss so dearly.  

My family and I wish you and your family a safe, joyous, and loving Thanksgiving holiday.   

Best regards,




Its the first night of Hanukkah tonight, which means its time for a photo-op for politicians.

Here is one from Gov. Rick Scott.



Gov. Scott Celebrates Beginning of Hanukkah


Governor Rick Scott and Rabbi Schneur Oirechman of Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle-Tallahassee celebrated the beginning of Hanukkah by participating in a ceremonial lighting of the menorah.

Governor Scott said, “At sundown tonight, Jewish families across Florida will begin celebrating Hanukkah, a holiday that recalls the Jewish people’s miraculous victory over religious persecution.  The story of the Maccabees is an inspiration to people of all backgrounds. Their courage reminds us to stand firm in our identity, trust in our faith, and fight for our ideals.   Ann and I continue to pray for the safety of Israel and we extend our warmest wishes to all those observing Hanukkah.”



Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, who is quite the cook,  took a picture of her Thanksgiving table and posted it on Facebook:



Democratic state committee member Ken Evans has already put up his tree, which took him 10 hours and contains 3,400 lights.  1474500_10152031982729588_2004082907_nHe posted this picture on Facebook. 


Below is County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs’ apple pie, as posted on Facebook:


3 Responses to “Happy Holiday From The Politicians”

  1. John Henry says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Ruling Class!!!!

  2. Alice in Wonderland says:

    Mike Ryan the new Marty Kiar & Angelo

  3. Ghost of McLovin says:

    I’d love a taste of Kristin’s pie