Mar 032018
NRA Members Perform Great Works

by John Donnelly……. The picture appearing as a lead to this article is a “Commissioned Sculpture” presented to me recognizing my achievements as an “Outstanding Educator” in South Florida. I’m a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA). Although very much imperfect, the God of my understanding saw fit to bring a cadre of courageous, determined and magnanimous people into my life. These individuals allowed me to team up with them to do some truly incredible things. We successfully fought against injustice, [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:54 am Issue #258, John Donnelly No Responses »
Feb 042018
Over-Development To Begin

by John Donnelly……. Monroe County Commissioners, County Administrator Roman Gastesi & Planning Director Mayte Santamaria are on the verge of executing a plan that will end life as we know it in our beloved island homes, neighborhoods and communities. My message to them is as follows: I’m at the Miami VA and unable to attend this important meeting. I adamantly oppose and will do all within my power to resist these specious, fallacious and unconstitutional changes under consideration that will destroy our way of life [continue reading…]

Nov 242017
Marine Corps Spirit & Resolve

by John Donnelly……. Words are insufficient in describing the debt of gratitude I harbor for those who gathered to celebrate this year’s 242nd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. With the passing of my long time Marine Brother and partner, Norm Higgins, along with the destruction associated with Hurricane Irma, I didn’t know if I was going to be able to provide our Marines, their families and the citizens of Monroe County with what has become a “bedrock event”. At first, I doubted my [continue reading…]

 November 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #244, John Donnelly 2 Responses »
Aug 252017
Wartime Economies Rock...

by John Donnelly……. The euphemisms of counter-terrorism have morphed into quaint mellifluous slogans, concealing the savagery and  barbarity of their murderous content. The dispositional matrix (America’s kill list), extraordinary rendition (Kidnapping & imprisonment without due process), enhanced interrogation (torture), black sites (disavowed torture chambers) and targeted killings (assassinations); have become widely accepted as appropriate terms and methods for use in combating  terrorism. These practices have been described as “legal and justifiable conduct” by our government. Accommodating and consenting to engage in unrestricted violent behavior  because  [continue reading…]

 August 25, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #233, John Donnelly 3 Responses »