Really, you use the excuse we are outsiders…but still live on other people’s money

Our council woman Tonja Brown lists the following accomplishments on her facebook:

What is interesting is that Tonja even worked, much less as a supervisor, since all of the decisions which are made are by Rhett Bullard and Willie Jefferson.  However, Ms. Brown certainly knows who she dislikes and that is anyone who wishes to follow the law or points out that the council is not transparent to the citizens. .   As a supervisor, at one time, why is she apparently on some sort of welfare today?  At 52 years of age one would believe there would be a job for her and she has not worked in years..

You may say, why would I pick on Tonja.  Besides the fact that she has done nothing for the town of White Springs, I received a note in the envelope with information we have sent to the Citizens of White Springs from one of her relatives, possibly on Welfare and SNAP as well:   At least I know I earned my Medicare benefits which were paid through my employer and myself.

“Joe Griffin, Please keep your junk mail to yourself.  Especially being an outsider here to the town of White Springs”

What was funny was that her relative opened the envelope carefully and sealed it stating “Return to Sender”.  I guess she doesn’t have to place a stamp on anything  opened and returned.

To this relative I must say:

  • Tonja herself came from Deland and whether she went to school in White Springs, she is an outsider herself, being from Deland, close to where our Town Manager lived.
  • Joe Griffin has been in the Town of White Springs for seventeen years and he is Southerner, born in Savannah GA. I am the Northerner from Minnesota.
  • It is the so called outsiders like us that pay the majority of Property and other Taxes in this county so that others may receive entitlements and education.
  • It is the so called outsiders who pay Federal Taxes so that others may have entitlements like Welfare and SNAP.

Without other’s peoples money many of you would not have a dime.  And I realize that many older people have disabilities and hardships who very much deserve to be cared for but it is amazing how many do not work in a daily job at a very young age, like Tonja and she certainly does not appear to be disabled..

Insofar as Joe Griffin and I, we know many of you are concerned with high sewer bills, the fact that the historic Carver School is being set to be torn down not as a decision by the people and the fact that only Helen Miller of the council cared enough to get you an after school program which Ms. Brown, Mr. Bullard and Mr. Jefferson with the help of our Town Manager did not care about..  The Carver School could be used as a school and community center if renovated.

It amazes me that some of you do not care about your town as insiders and you do not appear to want the best for the young ones who live here.   It is your right to vote for someone who actually gives a damned and it is time you voiced your opinions as to what you wish.  We all have equal rights.

So you can call what we write junk but this junk has merit.  Like I have said before, if you keep voting the same people in who do nothing for you, that is your business.   You let SHE go because you did nothing to force either the Carver to be fixed or that SHE be fixed.   The only time there was a complaint was after there was a decision to build a new school because the old one is in such bad shape.   But ask yourself, why was it not maintained.  Why didn’t the council press it with the school board, or yourselves as parents.  You have only yourselves to blame.  Yet Joe and I still believe in fighting for those who are unable to fight for themselves, because we care about all people in general, until we are lied to again and again.

Yes, Joe and I believe in justice and equality for all.  And it is time to decide if you wish something done in White Springs or let White Springs deteriorate, while the roads fall in because of sewer problems; why your kids have nothing to do after school; why you cant get an honest answer from your council persons, etc. etc.

Karin Griffin for the blog

The only real outsider but fighting for all to have equal rights.





Vote for Rhett and Tonja and you will get what you deserve

Rhett Bullard gives you that boyish charm that he feels one cannot resist.  I was told that when Rhett became mayor that White Springs would be transparent and corruption would no longer prevail.


Joe had his reservations because in 2015 Rhett Bullard complained about Joe and I giving cookies and coffee at the food bank held at our property, citing  we were buying votes. Although Shirley Heath took the blame, it was Rhett Bullard who said we should be turned in as well as turning in Richard Marshall. The complaint was sent to the election board which caused a damper in Joe’s campaign. Not only that but he was behind the scenes enticing the White Springs Police Department to place us in jail the following year.  Yet he in his usual boyish way treated us as if we were friends.   Joe never trusted Rhett;  it was I who fell for his tactics.


Rhett may wonder how my dislike for him began.   Although I had my reservations, I stuck behind him until that check issue came up whereby we paid the Town some thirty-five hundred dollars by check for deposition and court costs.   Although we had not yet received the final billing, we felt it imperative based upon our attorney’s discussion to do so based upon the Town’s treatment of us.

The Mayor is the head of the Town and his Town Manager had a Master’s Degree, but they saw nothing wrong that the check was sent in the mail.  Not ever having received the check, we found the Town did not send it certified mail and there was no explanation given and no one knew when it was sent.  However, Mayor Rhett did not see a problem with that.  Instead he told us to put in a stop payment with our bank.   I still believe the Town never sent it to us.   Now the Florida League of Cities was great and they would have reimbursed us for the stop payment; yet we decided to leave things as they are and if that check would ever come through the Town’s Accounting, we definitely would have a lawsuit.

You probably ask, why would I think the Town of White Springs would do such a thing to us on purpose?  Well that is simple.  At the time the interest rate was down, we decided to secure a re-fi on our property.  What was interesting is that all those suits of Joe with the Motions to Dismiss before a judge even read the paperwork cost Joe in excess of $26,000.  Mind you, with a motion to dismiss, no one reads your complaint.  When the Bank checked it found that there were four liens against us which were already paid and one was held up for over a year, even though we requested the interest.  The Town even had to pay a collection agency because they had not told the collection agency they secured the money. Then our bank took the money out and paid the collection agency and in order to get our money back, the Town had to charge $4,800 on the Town Credit Card.


All of these complaints pertained to the Town not following the law and it was obvious, if something had happened to Joe, they would have secured our property, as they did at one time.  Yes it was Joe’s fault for not securing an attorney, but Rhett stated Joe lost because he was wrong even though like Joe’s complaints, they all pertained to the Town breaking the law.  Yet at a recent meeting when we discussed his requirement to follow Robert’s Rules of Order, he stated “You want us to admit that we did not follow the law”.   What kind of attorney is he?

I have a problem in placing faith in people first but I have learned a lot living in White Springs.  When I campaigned at Arthur Natteal’s promotion of the candidates, I made the mistake of saying how good the Bullard family was and that the Town never asks the Citizens what they wish, but rather makes decisions for the citizens.   It was then that I realized Rhett Bullard was a liar and a person who would not help a living soul if there was nothing in it for him.  His face had turned red and I now know why.  His aunt is a Camel Club member, his cousin Johnny is much like Rhett, talk but no action, and his other cousin per a radio ad ran as a “Conservative” and being a member of the NRA which definitely was not true.  In fact it is my opinion that Rhett used the wonderful Arthur Natteal for the benefit of air time.

It was sad for me to finally come to this realization.  He may have taken Helen Miller’s mayorship with his shenanigans and he may have continually lied and cheated to get where he is.  But, I must say one thing, Helen Miller has far more intelligence than he has; she even had to help him read the agenda at his initial meetings.  Rhett follows laws that only benefit him and will do anything to be right; that includes pure unadulterated lies.  And it was obvious Rhett did not want the after school program for your children or he would have handled the matter.

I am glad I finally opened my eyes and I hope that you do as well.  If you wish a con artist who controls two other con artists (Tonja and Willie), vote for Rhett Bullard and you will deserve what you get.

What has Rhett and Tonja really have done for the town?

Karin for the blog

April 3rd – Important date for Stacy Tebo – It’s Mediation Time

Florida Middle District Court
Judge: Gregory A Presnell
Referred: David A Baker
Case #: 6:16-cv-01599
Nature of Suit 442 Civil Rights – Employment
Cause 42:2000e Job Discrimination (Employment)
Case Filed: Sep 13, 2016
Docket last updated: 03/29/2017 11:59 PM EDT

Thursday, February 16, 2017
18 notice Notice of mediation conference/hearing Thu 12:47 PM
NOTICE of mediation conference/hearing to be held on April 3, 2017, 10:30 a.m. before James G. Brown. (Chapman, Martha)
Thursday, December 01, 2016
17 notice Notice of mediation conference/hearing Thu 5:17 PM
NOTICE of mediation conference/hearing to be held on 3/24/2017 10 am before James G. Brown. (Chapman, Martha)
Thursday, November 17, 2016
16 utility Case Referred to Mediation Thu 9:38 AM
CASE REFERRED to Mediation. (LMM)
utility Set/reset scheduling order deadlines – PUBLIC Thu 9:36 AM
Set/reset scheduling order deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 2/15/2017, Joinder of Parties due by 2/15/2017, Discovery due by 11/1/2017, Dispositive motions due by 12/1/2017, Joint final Pretrial statement due by 3/16/2018, All other motions due by 3/30/2018, Final Pretrial Conference set for 4/12/2018 at 01:30 PM in Orlando Courtroom 5 A before Judge Gregory A. Presnell, Trial term begins 5/1/2018 at 09:15 AM in Orlando Courtroom 5 A before Judge Gregory A. Presnell., Conduct mediation hearing by 12/4/2017. Lead counsel to coordinate dates., Defendant disclosure of expert report due by 10/2/2017, Plaintiff disclosure of expert report due by 9/1/2017 (LMM)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
15 order Case management and scheduling order Wed 2:41 PM
CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Judge Gregory A. Presnell on 11/16/2016. (TKW)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
14 misc Case Management Report Tue 10:24 PM
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
13 answer Answer to amended complaint Tue 10:11 AM
ANSWER and affirmative defenses to 12 Amended Complaint by City of Debary, Florida, Leo Daniel Parrott.(Bowling, Michael)
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
12 cmp Amended Complaint Wed 8:53 AM
AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants with Jury Demand. filed by Stacy Tebo. Related document: 1 Complaint filed by Stacy Tebo.(Chapman, Martha)
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
11 misc Certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement Tue 8:55 AM
CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement re9 Interested persons order by City of Debary, Florida, Leo Daniel Parrott. (Bowling, Michael)
Monday, October 03, 2016
10 utility Case Assigned/Reassigned Mon 3:13 PM
Case reassigned to Magistrate Judge Daniel C. Irick. New case number: 6:16-cv-1599-31-DCI. Magistrate Judge David A. Baker no longer assigned to the case. (LAK)
9 order Interested persons order Mon 1:20 PM
INTERESTED PERSONS ORDER to Defendants. Certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement due by 10/17/2016. Signed by Judge Gregory A. Presnell on 10/3/2016. Copies mailed.(LAM)
Friday, September 30, 2016
8 notice Notice of appearance Fri 3:33 PM
NOTICE of Appearance by Michael H. Bowling on behalf of City of Debary, Florida, Leo Daniel Parrott (Bowling, Michael)
Friday, September 16, 2016
7 order Interested persons order Fri 1:39 PM
INTERESTED PERSONS ORDER. Certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement due by 9/30/2016. Signed by Judge Gregory A. Presnell on 9/16/2016. Copies mailed. (LAM)
6 order Related case order and track 2 notice Fri 1:38 PM
RELATED CASE ORDER AND NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 – track 2. Notice of pendency of other actions due by 9/30/2016. Signed by Judge Gregory A. Presnell on 9/16/2016. Copies mailed.(LAM)
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
5 misc Certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement Wed 4:20 PM
CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement by Stacy Tebo. (Chapman, Martha)
4 notice Notice of pendency of related cases Wed 4:19 PM
NOTICE of pendency of related cases per Local Rule 1.04(d) by Stacy Tebo. Related case(s): yes (Chapman, Martha)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
3 service Summons issued Wed 3:10 PM
SUMMONS issued as to Leo Daniel Parrott. (EJS)
2 service Summons issued Wed 3:09 PM
SUMMONS issued as to City of Debary, Florida. (EJS)
1 cmp Complaint Wed 3:08 PM
COMPLAINT against City of Debary, Florida, Leo Daniel Parrott with Jury Demand (Filing Fee $400 Receipt Number ORL56738) filed by Stacy Tebo. (Attachment: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(EJS)

Appreciation for Fire Fighters assists a waitress- Kindness Pays off

This waitress doodles on a receipt.  When she opens Facebook 2 hours later, she almost faints.


Tim Young and Paul Hullings from New Jersey are hearty firefighters that live for their work. They once worked tirelessly for 12 hours to clear out a fire.  After which, being completely exhausted, they went to a diner around 6 am to request the strongest cup of coffee the diner could muster.

Their waitress that day was Liz Woodward and she just happened to overhear the two firefighters discussing their tiresome battle.  Eventually, when Tim and Paul went to pay, they were quite surprised.  Instead of their bill, they were given this message.

Facebook/Tim Young

But the story doesn’t end there.!  The firefighters learned that Liz’s father, Steve, is quadriplegic and has been paralyzed for 5 years.  Liz set up a donation page in winter to fund a wheelchair accessible vehicle so that she can take her father places.  Tim urged people on Facebook to donate to Liz’s crowd-fund: “Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help…”

Facebook/Liz Woodward

Then, the unbelievable happened: within a few days, she had gathered more than $70,000 – far more than the $17,000 needed for a wheelchair accessible van.!  Liz and her family couldn’t be more grateful to the two firemen:  ”All I did was pay for their breakfast.  I didn’t expect anything more than a smile,” says the waitress.  

“It goes to show that you just have to be kind to each other and that even the smallest gesture can change a life.

Facebook/Liz Woodward

This story is proof that kindness pays off – sometimes a thousand fold.!  If this heartwarming gesture moved you, then share the story of Liz, Tim and Paul with all your friends.!

Tonja and Rhett – Just Runnin’ Scared

Running Scared

Just runnin’ scared
Each place we go
So afraid
That Richard Marshall could win
Yeah, Tonja and Rhett are runnin’ scared
What could they do
but disqualify him on a discretionary missing date
Because Stacy and Pam did not want Rhett or Tonja to lose

Just runnin’ scared
knowing they made this decision on bad faith
Runnin’ scared
because Tonja and Rhett know what they have done
Just runnin’ scared
Afraid to lose the election
If Marshall came back
Which one would you choose?


(Sure as he.. wouldn’t be Tonja or Rhett)


Intent to challenge the election, perhaps.

Click to teach Gmail this conversation is important.

Joe Griffin <>

5:45 PM (1 hour ago)

to Pam, Stacy, Rhett, FLK, Walter, Willie, Helen, Tonja
When asked Pam said that Richard Marshall didn’t qualify for the town election because he only turned in 14 signature pages, call affidavits.
I got the Affidavits under a Florida Statue 119 request, 16 of them. I also got the list of qualified voters for the Town from Laura Hutto, the Supervisor of Elections. 15 of Marshall’s 16 affidavits were from registered voters. One of the 15 did not have a date on it, the date signed.  Lack of a date on a petition/affidavit is not, REPEAT NOT, a disqualifying event per Florida Law. It is discretionary.
Marshall should be on the ballot. Especially this year which is the first year we are using affidavits for council member qualification. Do you think Ms. Retha Cooks voided her affidavit knowingly by not putting the date on it?
My intention, if this travesty is not rectified, is to challenge the election. This act only benefits one person, Tonja Brown, a close personal friend of Ms. Tebo our  crooked Town Manager. It will also be put to the Florida Bar for Rhett’s complaint as an add-on to that complaint. Messing with elections is not something the citizens will accept, at least this citizen will not accept it. It certainly will be a citizen’s complaint if not a legal action brought by competent authority.
Ms. Cooks says it was a mistake to leave out the date she signed the affidavit, She also said that no one, NO ONE, from town hall called her to rectify the mistake even unto this very day.  I guess Pam and the rest of the political elite have never left anything out of a public document. It’s a pile of Hooey is what it is.
What steps you took to notify Richard Marshall that a date was missing from one of his qualifying affidavits. As the law says you were required to provide a “good faith effort” to seek to rectify this oversight by Ms.Retha Cooks. I want to know what “good faith effort” you made, and by what authority you disqualified Ms. Cooks affidavit.

A Southern Divorce

Southern Divorce….Priceless!
A judge was interviewing a South Carolina woman regarding her pending divorce and asks, “What are the grounds for your divorce?”
“About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by.”
“No,” he said, “I mean what is the foundation of this case?”
“It is made of concrete, brick, and mortar,” she responded.
“I mean,” he continued, “what are your relations like?”
“I have an aunt and uncle and 12 cousins living here in town, as well as my husband’s parents.”
The judge took a deep breath and asked,
“Do you have a real grudge?”
“No, we have a two-car carport and have never really needed one cuz we don’t have a car.”
“Please,” he tried again, “is there any infidelity in your marriage?”
“Yes, both my son and daughter have stereo sets. We don’t necessarily like the music – all that hip hop and rap trap -but we can’t seem to do anything about it.”
“Ma’am, does your husband ever beat you up?”
“Yes, he gets up every morning before I do and makes the coffee.”
The judge asked, “Is your husband a nagger?”
“Oh, hell no, he’s as white as you and me!”
Finally, in frustration, the judge asked,
“Lady, why in hell do you want a divorce?
“Oh, I don’t want a divorce,” she replied. “I’ve never wanted a divorce, my husband does.
The damn fool says he can’t communicate with me.”

Why are we in the UN? outrage/unvote.asp

Arab States Vote Against U.S. in U.N. –

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UN B E L I E V A B L E ! ! – What are We Doing ?

How they vote in the United Nations:     

Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the US State Department and United Nations records:


Kuwait votes against the United States  67% of the time.


Qatar votes against the United States  67% of the time.


Morocco votes against the United States  70% of the time.


United Arab Emirates votes against the United States  70% of the time.


Jordan  votes against the United States  71% of the time.


Tunisia  votes against the United States  71% of the time.


Saudi Arabia votes against the United States  73% of the time.


Yemen votes against the United States  74% of the time.


Algeria  votes against the United States  74% of the time.


Oman votes against the United States  74% of the time.


Sudan votes against the United States  75% of the time.


Pakistan  votes against the United States  75% of the time.


Libya votes against the United States  76% of the time.


Egypt votes against the United States  79% of the time.


Lebanon votes against the United States  80 % of the time.


India votes against the United States  81% of the time.


Syria  votes against the United States  84% of the time.


Mauritania  votes against the United States  87% of the time. 



U S Foreign Aid to those who hate us:


Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2,000,000,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.


Jordan votes 71% against the United States and receives$192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.


Pakistan votes 75% against the United States receives  $6,721,000,000 annualy in US Foreign Aid.


India votes 81% against the United States receives $143,699,000  annually in US Foreign Aid.






Perhaps it’s time to get out of the UN and give the tax savings back to the American workers who are having to skimp and sacrifice to pay the taxes. 




Pass this along to every taxpaying citizen you know, party lines are irrelevant!



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You don’t have to vote for two !!!

If you don’t want a liar for a Council member you can vote for one candidate.

If you don’t want a Council Member who hasn’t had an original thought in their lives you can vote for one.

If you want a council member who respects the law and proper procedure remember you can vote for one.

If you don’t want someone who wears their position on the council as a personal badge of greatness you can vote for one.

If you don’t want someone who always, always, votes in lockstep with two other members of the Council thereby filibustering all Council decisions remember you can vote for one.

If you want someone who will protect Carver School and bring about an after school program for the young and not reward those who have voted against Carver School and against the after school program remember you can vote for one.

If you want one person who is about change in White Springs, Remember to vote for ONE, and one only.