Monday, December 29, 2008

Town Council Meeting on 1/8/09

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends, Neighbors and "Break the Chain" supporters:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later...well then...Good Night!

The Town of Southwest Ranches regular meeting agenda for Thursday, January 8th, 2009 has discussion item # DSC-4 listed as: PROPOSED "BREAK THE CHAIN" ANTI-TETHERING ORDINANCE

This is a very welcome and appreciated reconsideration of a proposed ordinance that would ban the cruel chaining of dogs. The concept of "Break the Chain" was originally presented to the Town of Southwest Ranches on December 13th,2007 and will now have the opportunity to be considered as an ordinance for the Town of Southwest Ranches.

As many of you may be aware, Miami-Dade County recently passed an almost identical ordinance that bans the cruel chaining of dogs countywide. Unfortunately, here in Broward County, it is still incumbent on the individual City or Town to create legislation that would ban the cruel chaining of dogs because Broward County (the county) refuses to consider countywide legislation, even refusing to acknowledge constituents requests for clarification.

We are hopeful that the Town of Southwest Ranches will become the 13th municipality in Broward County that shows compassion for our four legged friends. The Humane Society of Broward County has worked tirelessly since May of 2005 educating the public about the cruelties of chaining dogs and has witnessed over a third of Broward County municipalities creating laws to protect our cruelly chained dogs, and laws that protect our children should they wander into an area of an illegally/cruelly chained dog.

I encourage each and every one of you who receives this e-mail to forward it to all of your friends and neighbors (even if you don’t live in the Town of Southwest Ranches) and show up Thursday evening at 7:00PM on January 8th, 2009 to join in the discussion and voice your support for both the Town of Southwest Ranches’ lawmakers and this proposed ordinance that would benefit our four legged friends. Southwest Ranches Town Council Meeting Thursday January 8th, 2009 7:00PM 6591 SW 160 Avenue (Dykes Road) Southwest Ranches, Florida 33331
That's all Folks!!!
Wanch Waggler

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Expansion of Town Advisory Boards

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later...well then...Good Night!

I'm confused. Maybe I am alone in this confusion; maybe some of you join me in this confusion. Maybe some of you could care less. What is up with arbitrarily increasing the numbers of appointments of people on Town Boards just so people who were not appointed (ostensibly for good reason) can get appointed. The Parks board recently increased its number from 9 appointed positions to 11 appointed positions just to get Lil Sayer appointed to the board.

I have a huge problem with this. We the people have made our decisions with regard to the people who have overstayed their welcome and caused so much trouble within the town. Any contribution that they have made in the past came with a price, and I, for one, am NOT willing to pay the price again.

We are barely a month into the new leadership of this town and we are going back to the same backroom dealings that we successfully enlightened our residents that this is the kind of crap they we are no longer interested in.

I respect the person who asked for the increase in the numbers of appointments to the parks board, but I am disappointed that this obvious increase in appointments was a move to placate one or two residents.

I have had quite enough of Lil Sayer. I have had quite enough of her modus operandi of putting the bugs in peoples ears, letting them take the heat, and then slipping back into the role of "queen puppeteer" with no blood on her hands.

I was very surprised to see the Mayor appoint Leslie Thiele to an at-large seat since he observed her contrariness as Council liaison to the Comp Plan Board. We don’t need a mayor with a big heart, we just had eight year of that nonsense. We need a leader who is willing to put personalities aside and make the tough choices. Leslie Thiele’s appointment was about hurt feelings and not the injurious effect she will have on the Comp Plan Board.

I would like to see a review of this "procedure" that it seems that our town council (and I believe the increase of the parks board was a unanimous vote among the council members) can "wave a wand" and poof...the people we wanted off the committee is right back on the committee.

I'm not as forgiving as it appears the council is. Lil Sayer sits on the Broward County Animal Control Board and advises against an ordinance that would ban the cruel chaining of dogs. Ask disgraced former Council Member Don Maines, I'm sure that's some "advise" he wished he never taken.

Lil Sayer ran the Sunshine Ranches Homeowners Association into the ground, without one iota of regret or remorse and "misplaced" all of the books that 40 years worth of the SRHA had, simply saying, "I can't find them.”

Lil Sayer and Leslie Thiele, along with Susan Winn, made the Comp Planning Board, a complete waste of time and absolutely impaired any progress. To knowingly reappoint these people to these boards is a travesty bordering on immorality and an affront to those intending to serve with honest intentions. The behavior these people exhibited at board meetings would get them fired on a paying job, kicked out of an interest clubs (dog breeders, orchids, political), and ostracized from a family group. Unfortunately, in Southwest Ranches, we encourage this appalling conduct by asking then to continue to disrupt the good work of other town residents. It’s no wonder that the same tired souls serve year after year. These wonks and hacks that push their narrow, self-serving, misguided agendas scare off any new blood. Instead of service on a board being an honor to many participants, it becomes a drudge that many feel is not worth their time.

I do not want Lil Sayer on ANY boards! Leslie Thiele should not be allowed to continue to disrupt the Com Plan Board with her whining about her personal vendettas against the nurserymen. Why is it that this is being allowed? The Council should reconsider the expansion of two committees for people that do not feel that it is an honor to serve but an entitlement. An entitlement to continue their malfeasance, their misconduct, and wrongdoing in a public role. Please someone who reads this, explain why the council will allow this improper, dishonest conduct, by people who hold a position of trust, to me by going to and leave a comment after this post.

I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays, even though it may sound like I'm carrying a grudge, I'm not. I'm carrying a message of sanity and the hope of moving forward leaving behind the baggage that is no longer needed.

That's all Folks!!!
Wanch Waggler

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wasserman-Rubin faces fallout from Commons vote

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later…well then…Good Night!

Wasserman-Rubin faces fallout from Commons vote

> Posted by Scott Wyman at 11:39 AM in the Sun Sentinel

Tuesday's vote on the mega-project in Davie called The Commons could prove costly to County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin.

Opponents of The Commons targeted Wasserman-Rubin's vote, seeing her as key on the nine-member commission and someone who should be favorable to their side because she lives in nearby Southwest Ranches. They saw their desire to protect a more rural lifestyle as similar to what Wasserman-Rubin has long protected in her own neighborhood.
But Wasserman-Rubin refused to help kill the 152-acre shopping village. She voted to send the developers' proposal to state regulators for review, continuing its movement through the lengthy permitting process.

Weston Mayor Eric Hersh said Wednesday that he is exploring a challenge to Wasserman-Rubin's re-election to her southwest Broward District 8 seat in 2010. Weston city officials opposed The Commons because of the traffic congestion.

A political novice received 42 percent of the vote against Wasserman-Rubin in 2006, and Hersh would pose a much more formidable challenge. As mayor, he'd have name recognition and an ability to raise the large amounts of cash needed for the campaign.
"I'm extremely disturbed that our district representative would not represent the district and would sell out to the lobbyists and the developers," Hersh said. "Weston has been a big supporter of hers, but we can't afford six more years of this type of representation."


December 9, 2008
FDOT doesn't favor interchange changes for Davie Commons

> Posted by Scott Wyman at 2:50 PM

With a vote on the Davie Commons project just minutes away, state transportation officials have rebuffed ideas to revamp an interchange on Interstate 75 to serve the development.
County commissioners face a packed house this afternoon and must decide whether to give their tentative approval to the project. Much concern has focused on the limited ability of people to enter and exit the major development.

Developers had proposed two options at the request of Weston to the Florida Department of Transportation for the interchange at Interstate 75 and Royal Palm Boulevard. James Wolfe, the district secretary of FDOT, sent a letter to lawyers for the development today saying that FDOT did not recommend either proposal.

That's All Folks!
Wanch Waggler

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The gang who can’t shoot straight and Davie Commons supported by our Commissioner, can you believe it

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:
Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later…well then…Good Night!

What in the world is up with our BSO? Last week they removed one of our residents from a very successful educational campaign on the word of an ousted, disgraced town councilman and now this week they allow the wackiest resident in Sunshine Ranches to tell BSO where they can and cannot parked a marked unit!

You read it right.

BSO moved the Citizen Observer Patrol vehicle from its parked location because a resident (who I have NEVER seen astride a horse) complained that the stationary vehicle frightened horses and it was a hazard to all horse people. This was not an anonymous complaint. You can go to to see who this equestrian minded resident is. It seems her neighbors love her just as much as she loves her neighbors!

If the BSO continues on this path of listening to residents who should really have no skin in the game, what will be next? Will the deputy who is using his radar equipment in his vehicle be required to move every time a horse comes by? Will the benches along the twice-heralded multi-purpose mound of dirt along the C-11 canal now have to be removed because they are a very frightening stationary object? Will the American flags that may be flapping too snappily have to come down to accommodate horse riders?

You know what folks, many of our fellow Ranchers ride horses. We have ridden horses for much longer than most of these neighborhood Nazis have been in the Ranches much less ridden horses, and before any of us plop our butt on a horses back, we make sure that we have control of the animal. If any experienced riders thought for one moment that anything out there would be much too frightening for their horse to cope with, the horse would remain in the paddock.

This latest attempt is by the bunch of Don Maines supporters who just can't get past the loss. And no, I don't think there is a Maines support hidiing behind every tree, there are ususally fund under rocks. On this one can can connect the people to him easily enough. Now they have resumed attacking the "good and decent" people who volunteer their time to make the ranches a little safer. Can you imagine this? Complaining about something that ultimately helps them as well as all other residents but just because they think in their diluted minds that this is some kind of victory for them, they do it.

What bothers me is the BSO LISTENED TO THEM! First the removal of a resident from a successful and positive educational campaign because he is a resident of Southwest Ranches, gay, and attacked by an ousted town council member Maines, even though he successfully defended himself in the internal affairs investigation initiated by Maines (who by the way identified the resident as being gay in his sworn testimony against the resident in the internal affairs investigation as did his concubine in a sworn affidavit in 2007). And now this...a big SCARY stationary police car was moved because of their ludicrous complaints.

Well guess what folks? I just decided that there is something that horses are VERY frightened of. You know what scares horses more than anything does. Those big SCARY hay trucks that park along Volunteer road and Luray road. So now, every time I see one of those hay trucks parked along the swale, I will be calling the police to complain that it is a hazard to horse safety. And that's how it works folks. They make these ridiculous complaints and they ALWAYS backfire in their faces. If you see the 18-wheeler hay truck parked on a swale near you, please call the police to protect our horses and riders.

On the topic of Davie Commons, Diana Wasserman-Rubin voted "FOR" the Davie commons project. If she had voted against it, it would have failed. She claims that a survey of Southwest Ranches residents were all for it. BULL! Council members Freddy Fisikelli and Doug McKay and Mary Gay, all speaking out against the project, but it seems to have been ignored. The survey was probably presented to her and her husband's political and business cronies, you know the Canada Crew, Ira Cor, and the person who lives on US 27! It's baffling that a county commissioner who lives in our town would vote against this. However, remember she was identified as part of our town's little machine so there must be money in the Davie Common's project. Gee, I wonder who will be doing the site work with their heavy equipment. Hum, I wonder if a fallen cowboy who rides a spotted horse will be there for the ribbon cutting and of course taking all the credit. I guess that it will be a no-brainer who will not get our support in the next election.

That's All Folks!

Wanch Waggler

Monday, December 8, 2008

YOUR PARTICIPATION REQUESTED - Davie Commons up for a vote by the County on Tuesday 12/9.

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later…well then…Good Night!

Tomorrow Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 2 PM, Davie wants to give you your Christmas present early. They have an agenda item in front of the county commission to recommend the Commons Development of Regional Impact, to the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs (Davie Commons).

This project will have significant impact to you as a resident in a number of ways:
1. Widening Dykes Road to a four-lane highway from Weston to Pines. How's that for a cut-through road.
2. Tying Royal Palm Blvd into the Commons routing traffic through to Weston Rd, Bonaventure Blvd, and Griffin Road.
3. Possibly running a bridge over the canal to tie Shotgun Rd into Griffin Rd.

What this means for Davie, millions in tax dollars generated by 151 acres of what's now farmland.
What this means for Weston, millions in tax dollars from spill over sales from shoppers for doing nothing to stop it.
What this means for Southwest Ranches, thousand of cars every weekend cutting through our town to spend their money with our neighbors.

You can find out all of the details by clicking on the following link and then clicking on the 12/9 Broward County Commission Public Hearing, then go to the botton and look up the details of agenda item #39.

If you support this regional development, do nothing at least get educated on the issue. If you are against the detrimental effect Davie Commons will have on your Town, lifestyle, security, and safety then contact your County Commission Diana Wasserman-Rubin now. Let her know you are against this development. She believes she is the swing vote and needs to hear from you right away. Her email address is

Please send her an email stating that you do not support agenda item #38.which is a motion to adopt a resolution to transmit a proposed amendment to the Broward County Land Use Plan map (PC 07-14), located in the Town of Davie, relating to The Commons Development of Regional Impact, to the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs.

If you don't want to spend the time, please cut and paste the following and send it to her urgently at the above email address. If you can attend the meeting at the county commission chambers on Tuesday 12/9 at 2 PM speak out against this treat to our community.

Dear Commissioner Wasserman-Rubin,

As member of the affected community of Southwest Ranches and a neighbor of yours, I respectfully ask that you vote against resolution #39 a motion to adopt a resolution to transmit a proposed amendment to the Broward County Land Use Plan map (PC 07-14), located in the Town of Davie, relating to The Commons Development of Regional Impact, on the 12/9/08 Commission Agenda.

We believe that this development of regional impact significantly affect our community and will degrade our quality of life and debase the reasons most resident chose to locate their families here.
I appreciate your support on this issue by voting against this item and preserving the lifestyle I provide my family.

(your name and address)

That's All Folks!

Wanch Waggler

Poor Al

Poor Al
Poor Al Avello regularly chooses the wrong cause. Poor Al ran for office two years ago. Poor Al did so in a disrespectful way. Poor Al tried turning the Latin community against the non-Hispanics and lost the race to the better man.

Poor Al got the former Mayor to create an education advisory board so poor Al could have an “important” job and some visibility for next time he wants to run. Poor Al was appointed chair of this board. Poor Al had a program to keep our kids going to Cypress Bay. His plan had no substance, he lost this one too, he failed, and our kids go to West Broward.

Poor Al lately tried to get his friend elected, you know his buddy EX-council member Maines. Al wanted in; he wanted to be part of the machine. Poor Al was the campaign manager and treasurer again for the losing side. Some believe that Al was responsible for the alleged KKK endorsement brochures that were found in the bushes on poor Al’s street. Many have come forward saying the Latin card was attempted again in this election. What we do know is that poor Al filed a complaint with the Florida Election commission regarding the Wanch’s political opinions published during the election and lost that one too according to the FEC web site. When poor Al files someone filed against poor Al’s candidate for running an illegal advertisement that left off the paid political advertisement. This happened right after poor Al sent a “scathing,” rambling email criticizing the Wanch for not putting paid political advertisement at the bottom of my emails. Poor Al, here a news flash, I am not paid! How about you poor Al, are you paid? Don Maine’s final campaign treasures report notes that you were paid $1000. Was that for services rendered as treasurer and campaign manager? Was it repayment of a loan? Better fess up. If its repayment then you will have, another complaint filed with the FEC, if it’s for services rendered better file with the IRS. If it is for services rendered, than good job, your opposition could not have asked for a better deal.

Finally, poor Al could not hold back his animosity any longer. The day after the election, he quit his post on the education advisory board, and the board too. Poor Al didn’t have the guts to come to the swearing in ceremony after the elections, and Poor Al only climbed out from under his rock to criticize the Wanch Waggler for everything wrong except global warming.

If you would like to see some comedy tonight, please watch poor Al, the buffoon, crying foul during Public comment and blaming it all on Wanch Waggler! Tune in to Comcast channel 78 tonight (12/08/2008) at 7:30 PM. Graceful losers fade to obscurity or come back and try harder to do good things. Poor Al had no alternatives in his mind but to storm out the meeting, immediately after say his sour-grapes piece, to retire under his rock!

That's All Folks!

Wanch Waggler

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Will the real Wanch Waggler please stand up

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later…well then…Good Night!

People send this old Wanch email all the time trying to guess my identity. It’s no use. No one has ever come close although its always fun looking at the "pieces of evidence" used to proclaim my personage. A nom de plume has always been an important literary tool and will continue to be such in our humble town.

Many authors take up "pen names,” or pseudonym, such as George Orwell, Dr. Seuss, and O. Henry, to conceal their identity. Many female writers before the 20th century also used pen names; George Eliot, George Sand, and James Tiptree, Jr. are among the few. George Orwell was actually Eric Arthur Blair, Mark Twain was, as we all know, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Voltaire was really François - Marie Arouet, and Stephen King also has authored his books under the pen names: Richard Bachman (most well-known for The Running Man inspired the Arnold Schwarzenegger film of the same name.) and John Swithen under which King wrote a short story, "The Fifth Quarter". George Eliot was in fact a woman named Mary Ann Evans

A pseudonym may also be used to hide the identity of the author, as in the case of exposé books about espionage, crime, or political corruption. Silence Dogood, Harry Meanwell, Alice Addertongue, Richard Saunders, and Timothy Turnstone were a few of the many pseudonyms Benjamin Franklin used throughout his career to speak out against treats to his society. Starting to understand why there has been a need for a pseudonym.

With revengeful and vindictive council members of the past and the continued need for credibility of the Wanch when occasional advise and suggestions are made to the council. Would the morally-insolvent Mr. Maines have voted differently when it was time to oust his mentor John Canada if he knew the Wanch Waggler was personally supporting ousting and speaking out against the master manipulator?

People may feel more comfortable speaking their mind without fear of political retribution from the current town council, but remember, our system is not flawless and vindictive people may be elected in the future. Some people have long memories. Remember when town was formed, Don Maines tried unsuccessfully when the to run for office, later when he was elected after Johnny Dollar’s premature death, he carried forward grudges from the past and his votes reflected his intent to assert himself against his detractors. Susan Winn is in the wings waiting for an opportunity, she has made many enemies over the years. Moreover, don’t forget Al Avello, he lost to Steve Breitkreuz, and most recently he was campaign treasurer for Maines and lost there too. While Al has dropped out of political sight and has crawled back into his hole after filing a FEC complaint that actually got his candidate fined. He will assuredly be back in about a year to announce his intention to run against Breitkreuz since the Machine has no influence on the current council. If any of these people knew who their critic was or any others who the Wanch has censured over the years know identities, tires would suddenly go flat, rocks would find windows and code enforcement would be nudged to check into this and that.

Thus, the Wanch will write on in the security of anonymity. This note was prompted by Mr. Vincent, who I can assuredly say are not the Wanch Waggler and I can say so with authority because I am the Wanch Waggler.

That's All Folks!

Wanch Waggler

Wanch Waggler
Submitted by: "No I'm not him either, Tony Vincent"

Over the past two years I have had the honor of being accused of being a reporter by the name of "Wanch Waggler." I have been made to raise my right hand in sworn testimony regarding an enigma called "Wanch Waggler." My livelihood was put at risk because an ousted Town of Southwest Ranches councilman decided that I was "Wanch Waggler" and he set out to prove it, telling my employer that I was the evil "Wanch Waggler." I have seen the name "Wanch Waggler" appear in major newspapers and most recently in this publication where it was announced that the Sunshine Ranches Waggler was NOT "Wanch Waggler" either.
What is this obsession with "Wanch Waggler?"

From what I read and hear, "Wanch Waggler" is either loved or hated. I have never heard it said that there was any gray area when it came to how people feel about "Wanch Waggler." From everything that I have read, "Wanch Waggler" tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth but somehow some folks consider that a threat and try to distance themselves from "Wanch Waggler" or blame "Wanch Waggler" for their lot in life.

If anyone should be hocked off at "Wanch Waggler" it should be me (well, Don Maines and the former SRHA board is probably not very happy with him/her either). Every time I have turned around during the past two years someone is shoving, waving, slamming, throwing or showing me something that I supposedly had something to do with. I should be the one mad at "Wanch Waggler", but I'm not. My goodness folks, aside from the few weenies that have felt the wrath of "Wanch Waggler", he/she is a rock star! Why would anyone (or any publication) continually try to distance themselves from this "Hero" of Southwest Ranches?

Personally, I know who "Wanch Waggler" was back in 1969. I watched a beautiful woman type on a 1950's manual "Royal" typewriter as the then "Wanch Waggler" dictated his message to her. I watched that same woman tuck away the copy on what was then called copy paper or onionskin of what she had typed and save the carbon paper for use on another day. That woman was my Mother, Sally Falletta and "Wanch Waggler" was my Father, Vincent Falletta.
Could this be the reason that some think that I am "Wanch Waggler?" Is this why I've been put through the proverbial "wringer" so to speak for the last two years? I really don't know and you know what? I really don't care. I am honored to have been accused of being "Wanch Waggler", but you know what folk's, I'm not him/her.

Stop obsessing over "Wanch Waggler." He/she is on your side if you are honest and truthful and have some integrity. On the other hand, from what I have read, you are screwed if you're dishonest and deceitful and choose to challenge the Gnome.

Stop denying or defending yourselves about being "Wanch Waggler." If my livelihood had not been threatened, I would be proud to have claimed that I was "Wanch Waggler" and that sure would have been fun.

"Wanch Waggler" has been around a very long time and just like lassie, I think there has been more than one person in the starring role as "Wanch Waggler." I embrace the enigma, I appreciate his/her message and I hope to read much more of "Wanch Waggler" in years to come. Personally, I can't get enough of "Wanch Waggler" I visit his/her Web Log daily at:

Rock on "Wanch Waggler" and thank you. You've added lots of excitement to my life over the past two years and for that I am grateful.

I, Tony Vincent say; Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and God Bless America. I'm damn proud to live in a country where freedom of speech prevails and honesty and integrity always wins.

That's all…...umm.... no.... I won't even joke about that!
Happy Holiday's to everyone and to "Wanch Waggler" whoever you are!

First our Turtles and now....

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later…well then…Good Night!

What you are about to read is a true story. What you need to do as residents is clear.

During the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend a group of Latin men from Miami-Dade County decided to shop for their Thanksgiving dinner within the parameters of Southwest Ranches. Many of us have agricultural exemptions that allow us to have such edibles as turkeys, chickens, pigs, cows and even emu's on our property. The men from Miami-Dade seem to view Southwest Ranches as their private supermarket. What items were on the menu and how did they go about procuring them? Read on.

The men swam across a canal and entered onto one of our resident's private property, posted with no trespassing signs and another sign which, in this case, will break the hearts of many readers. The other sign reads "Certified Wildlife Habitat."

Please don't consider me naïve when I tell you that the "Miami-Dade" shoppers' menu item was iguanas. True, iguanas are not indigenous to our area, but they, through no fault of their own, have made a home here and instinctively know what areas may be safer for them to live. The iguanas are a delicacy for some people. Those people think that the ranches is their supermarket. This must stop.

One of the men was caught on the private property and all four men were detained until police arrived. Only one of the men was able to produce identification. One large iguana had already been captured. Iguanas like lobsters, clams and turtles are kept alive until the moment of consumption. The already captured iguana had its rear legs and tail bound in a heavy hemp rope and its front legs secured over its back in "handcuffing" style. The "handcuffs" that bound the iguanas front legs were in actuality, its own long sharp toenails that had been pierced through the opposite legs toe. The men were ordered to unbind the iguana at which point the rope was removed and the front legs were torn apart with the iguana losing its toes.

The men were not arrested for trespassing or animal cruelty. They were free to go.
Folk's, we have been fighting the turtle poaching in our area for years. Just because a creature is not indigenous to our area should not be reason to allow this kind of cruelty and law breaking to occur. Outsiders come into our area in alarming numbers and have no reservations about entering onto your property and harvesting your charges. This must stop!

Folk's, I encourage you to be vigilant. EVERY TIME you see a vehicle you don't recognize in our area, especially around a canals edge, call the police. This is quite out of hand now. Allowing outsiders free roam of private property without the consequence of incarceration. What will it take for these trespassers and thieves to be arrested? Must we be found dead in our beds before something is done? How far onto our properties are they allow to come before action will be taken? Call the the the police.

That's all Folks!!!

A very P*****d Off Wanch Waggler

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Great Alley Give Away or There is a stink in the Swamp and it smell like bad politics

  • Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later…well then…Good Night!
    When Florida elected its governor in 2007 she though she was getting a reformer, a leader, someone who protect citizen rights and straighten out the problems left by our own Bush in Tallahassee, someone with vision. He was viewed as a populist, as a people's governor, as someone who would do the right thing.

    California has a reelected governor, a populist, formerly know as the Terminator, who has vision, is widely popular, wants to be viewed as a green governor, has developed a stimulus package for his state by flowing more money to its construction industries through DOT contracts, and is privatizing some of California's transportation project to get them funded and completed.

    Do any of California initiatives sound strikingly like Florida initiatives you've been reading about in the papers?

    Governor Popular must have been at one of those national governors' events or maybe at some republican events and over heard Governor Terminator plans for California to right the boat in a bad economy but maybe the accent got in the way or too much bubbly. Florida now has ridiculous hotel green laws that all Disney hotel qualify under. It is hard to believe that the Dolphin, Swan, and Grand Floridian hotels could be made green, environmentally friendly hotels in less than a year. They probably had to fill out an application, pay a free and poof, they were green. I will bet California's green laws are a bit more stringent. The governor is asking state agencies to speed up their construction spending when an additional $2 billion budget deficit looming. And now privatizing state assets to fill its emptying coffers.

    Now Governor Populist is going to have a fire sale of state assets. As we have seen in the private sector over the last year, when responsible private firms lose ground they smartly sell off non-performing or low value assets to generate cash flow. We have also seen Federal bailouts in unprecedented figures. Florida is in a similar crisis however, the Governor has decided to create his own playbook for this one. Maybe he should be calling his newfound idol, Arnold. Rather than seek a federal bailout, after all the Fed is supposed to be the bank of last resort for the states, our governor has decided to start selling off high value state assets. He is doing under the guise or ploy that they are trying to establish a value on the Alley. Why, for tax purposes? Doubtful! For a sale? In the words of that new articulate, political profit Sarah Palin, "You betcha!"

    Alligator Alley is one such state asset. The highway is part of the interstate system, because of its low operating costs is a cash cow for the DOT, and is probably under-tolled as compared to the Turnpike, Sawgrass, or central Florida Toll roads. Rather than the Dot slowly raising the tolls over many years, reaping the benefits, and plowing them back into the Florida economy and Florida's Dot, Governor Populist has decided to take the easy way out and press they easy button from a political standpoint. He wants to lease the Alley to a foreign corporation (no taxes paid to US economy and big executive salaries and profits go offshore) and use those profits to make up some of Florida's deficit problems. Oh, by the way, they are also offering lump sum payment to the local municipalities and counties (take this and go away money). Let me put it this way, would you mortgage your how to pay your power bill or buy gas for your car? Clearly, our governor would.

    There is one final public hearing coming up where residents can express their opinion on this bad deal for the people. It is next week. The details below are per the DOT website:

    Alligator Alley Public Workshop
    Date: Wednesday, December 03, 2008
    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location Name: Signature Grand
    Street Address: 6900 State Road 84
    City: Davie, FL 33117
    Purpose: This is one of two workshops being held by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to obtain additional public input on the proposed leasing of Alligator Alley.

    Alligator Alley is a 78-mile section of Interstate 75 in South Florida connecting the southwestern and southeastern coastal areas of Florida. It was originally constructed during the late 1960s as a two-lane, controlled access toll road and was known in the original bond documents as Everglades Parkway. From 1986 to 1992, Alligator Alley was widened to four lanes and made a limited access, tolled, interstate facility (I-75).

    Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

    If you need special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or require translation services, (free of charge) please contact Dick Kane by phone at 850-414-4590 or by e-mail at

    Project Web Site:
    Primary Contact: Dick Kane
    Primary Phone: 850-414-4595

    Please get informed by going out to the DOT link above. Please go to the public meeting next Wednesday. Our new Mayor and council should go to the meeting and support the town's resident's interest. These public meetings have been poorly attended in the past. We need to send a message that fire sales of public assets are bad, short-term deal for the people of Florida and the resident that use the highway. Do you want to be paying twelve dollar each way on the Alley? Southwest Ranches has resident that commute to Naples daily for their precious jobs, will they continue to afford to go west to work every day if they have to pay $24 daily in tolls? Alternatively, will they join the ranks of the Bush-Crist unemployed?
    That's all Folks!!!Wanch Waggler

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Warning From Police provided by one of our SWR neighbors


You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car, and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse.

When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. Therefore, you shift into Park, unlock your doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car that is when the carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off.

In addition, guess what, women, I bet your purse is still in the car. So now, the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!


If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away. Remove the paper later

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tell all of your friends, or better yet, email all of your friends that the Wanch Waggler is alive and well in WEB BLOG land

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later…well then…Good Night!

The dust is settling; we have now seen our newly elected Town Council on the dais on two occasions, and we are a very happy group of residents! I suspect the Wanch Waggler chatter will slow a bit, and that is to be expected. But I wanted you all to be aware that Wanch Waggler is still alive and well in WEB BLOG land, and I would very much like to see you, the residents, keep up the dialog with each other, in conversations and news items about our town even if I can't enter in my witty comments as often as I used to.

The web log address is:

Read some of the comments that have already been posted. Join in the followers group. Check out my profile if you really wanna know who I am!

And it's quite simple to use. You can make up a blog name for yourself and enter your comments in an anonymous capacity as I have always encouraged. You can even be notified at your email address when a new comment is posted! Just follow the simple directions in setting up your Blog name and you're good to go.

The ousted councilman and his followers were bashed anonymity because it did not afford them the opportunity to retaliate against those who spoke out against them and their deceitful ways. One or two residents who did fore go anonymity got their noses minimally "bloodied" during the election so to speak, but I saw them at the installation of our new council on November 13th and trust me, they did not look any worse for the wear. Ms. Eileen Dunn looked radiant and Mr. Tony Vincent looked…well hell…he looked radiant too!

Anyway, I ask that you all take advantage of the new blog site. Talk to each other. We are a brand new Town today thanks to all of you who voted wisely. Even though my "biting" brand of verbal dissemination may dwindle, we should still talk to each other about the Town and its happenings, whether it is good or not so good at times. Remember that we are "We the People" and what we have to say is not only important but also it sure as heck is effective!

Happy Thanksgiving Folks! We have a lot to be thankful for, especially this November!

That's All Folks!

Wanch Waggler

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dear Southwest Ranches Friends and Neighbors:

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and if I don't see you later…well then…Good Night!

We the People have spoken. We the People have been heard. With jubilation, on November 13th 2008, the Town of Southwest Ranches began to rebuild its political reputation that was, in my opinion, sullied. With joy, the Town of Southwest Ranches installed its newly elected officials; entrusting them to serve the town fairly, respectfully and without reservation or bias.

Our newly elected officials have paid close attention to "We the People" during the past year and a half, watching one community in Southwest Ranches clean up its homeowners association and rebuild it with pride and dignity. Our newly elected officials paid close attention to results of indiscretion within its own ranks, saw the corrections that were made and most assuredly even learned a little bit along the way about the power of "We the People."

For me personally, it has been a roller coaster ride; never really being able to please all of the people, all of the time. I have done the best I knew how to do in disseminating the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, mixing it with humor and discipline and with writing that is sometimes grammatically lacking and spelling that always needed assistance from spell check.

For those of you who wrote to me and accused me of being too harsh, well, you are entitled to your opinion. For those of you who wrote to me and accused me of being too soft, you too are entitled to your opinion. Personally, I make no apologies; if it came out of my face space…you can bet it was researched and it was the truth. Personally, I have no regrets. The results are in (again) and I am pleased with the outcome.

To that small group of people, those residents who labeled "We the People" as dissidents, malcontents, idiots and trouble makers; who now have all that extra time on their hands, I ask…was it worth it? What were you thinking? Where you once had some political clout and some respect within the town, you flushed it all away like a snotty ball of Kleenex when you started attacking individuals for having the temerity to speak up, or started attacking individuals because of their lifestyle, or started attacking individuals because they wanted to play by the rules. Take a lesson…that crap just don't cut it anymore!

For those residents in majority who want to move forward without hatred and without prejudice…please include me in your group. I did what I needed to do. I said what needed to be said. I am not just a mean old lady like the paperboy said!
Congratulations to our fine new council. Listen to your peeps. Answer their emails. You are our last best hope. We are counting on you.

And I'll be watching!

That's all Folks!!!

Wanch Waggler