Friday, January 24, 2020

My Father Bernard L. Gregory passed in 2008 on my Birthday May 30, a Strong Military Family


My father, Bernard L. Gregory enlisted in the Service after Pearl Harbor, he joined the 101st Airborne, The Screaming Eagles, and jump on D Day in Normandy, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, when the Commander told the Nazi Commander who had our troops surrounded and asked to surrender by the Nazi commander, "NUTS", here is the US ARMY official details: This is the English version of the message: "December 22nd 1944 To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne. The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our the near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in German hands. There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note. If this proposal should be rejected one German Artillery Corps and six heavy A. A. Battalions are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne. The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours’ term. All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the wellknown American humanity. The German Commander." The Division Operations Officer, Lt. Col. Harry Kinnard recalled that McAulliffe initially asked, "They want to surrender?" Moore told him, "No sir, they want us to surrender." McAulliffe arose and erupted in anger, which shocked those looking on. He took the paper, looked at it, said "Us surrender, aw nuts!" and dropped it on the floor. Maj. Jones was dismissed. McAulliffe then left the Headquarters to go congratulate a unit on the Western perimeter that had successfully taken out a German road block earlier that morning. When Jones left the Headquarters, he went back to the F Company Command Post and spoke with the two German officers. When he returned to his Regimental Headquarters, he phoned the division headquarters. Upon returning to the division headquarters, McAulliffe was informed that Jones had phoned to say that the two German officers were still waiting at the F Company Command Post. Since they brought a formal demand they felt they were entitled to a formal reply and they were to return to the German lines two hours after delivering their message. McAulliffe asked that Col. Harper be summoned to the Division Headquarters. Harper, who was still inspecting his units’ positions, was contacted by radio. When Harper arrived at the Headquarters, he was asked to wait outside of the closed door to McAulliffe’s quarters. Inside, in the presence of his staff, McAulliffe wondered aloud, "Well, I don’t know what to tell them." At that point, Kinnard said, "What you said initially would be hard to beat." McAulliffe asked "What do you mean?" Kinnard, said, "Sir, you said nuts." All members of the staff enthusiastically agreed, so McAulliffe wrote it down on a message pad and said, "Have it typed up." The reply was typed up, centered on a full sheet of paper. It read: "December 22, 1944 To the German Commander, N U T S ! The American Commander" Our family military experience doesn’t not end there, after the Irag invasion of Kuwait Iraqi president Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August 1990. Alarmed by these actions, fellow Arab powers such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt called on the United States and other Western nations to intervene. Hussein defied United Nations Security Council demands to withdraw from Kuwait by mid-January 1991, and the Persian Gulf War began with a massive U.S.-led air offensive known as Operation Desert Storm. After 42 days of relentless attacks by the allied coalition in the air and on the ground, U.S. President George H.W. Bush declared a cease-fire on February 28; by that time, most Iraqi forces in Kuwait had either surrendered or fled. Though the Persian Gulf War was initially considered an unqualified success for the international coalition, simmering conflict in the troubled region led to a second Gulf War–known as the Iraq War–that began in 2003. My son James Gregory, joined the Army, he was not sent sent overseas during Desert Storm, Zachary Gregory was in Irag after the fall of the Twin Towers and served 16 months over there and my grandson Mark Gregory who joined the Marines and served two 8 months tours in Iraq. They all are in this video at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL David Gregory
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Post Script: Dad had a total of 69 jumps from a perfectly good airplane! And he also fought in the Korean War as tank commander.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

It's Black and White No Tricks Here!

I believe in AMERICA, I believe in AMERICAN VALUES, and Americans are the greatest people on earth! We’ve always risen to the occasion, whether it is militarily or aid for natural disasters! Knowing right from wrong seems to be in everyone’s makeup even when the propaganda machines try to make it not so, yet there are those who choose to ignore the natural laws. Most Americans respect and love this country, would die for it and have died for it, yet there are those who only give lip service to our flag, our nation, our people, while they plot to circumvent the laws, break the laws and con the people, it is these people that put a stain on all of us, it is these people who degrade all of us while degrading our form of government and it is these people who degrade the brave men and women who have fought and died to preserve our freedoms given us through the Constitution and all the laws derived from it. We as a nation have weathered many storms, we as Citrus County Citizens have done the same, but the cream of the crop has not always risen to the top, for difficult times it has taken straightforward talk, telling it like it is, to stir those who have lost faith in the system and in themselves, to stir them to the belief that they too can have a piece of the pie, they too can participate in a fair and balanced government, that they too do not have to be the wealthiest to clean a dirty house! Divide and conquer is the underlying theme of today’s world both on the national scene and local scene, it’s all a game to many, while laughing, mocking and betraying the trust of the people who have elected them. I’ve seen it first hand and it disgusts me as I’m sure it does you! This is not what our forefathers fought for nor it is what our brave men and women who have fought countless wars for, as the Nation is torn with the proceedings in Washington, Citrus is torn with those who thumb their noses at you the voters while making a mockery of our local government and those elected who followed the laws of the land.
Make no mistake my fellow Citizens; those who violate the laws of the land will have no place in my administration!
I’m David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser. Man of the People for the People, a Constitutional office should have someone who follows the Constitution and Florida Statutes, you can’t pick and choose the laws you follow! I’m the man in the power chair nothings stops me don’t let anything stop you!
I retired from the Property Appraisers office in 2017 after 14 years, as a Field Appraiser, having been crossed trained in all the positions of the office, I’m am the best choice for Citrus County Property Appraiser!
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Cook and Chronicle WRONG!


This letter was the response from the Ethics Commission in 2010, I wanted to run for County Commission, taking care that all my T's were crossed and I's dotted beforehand when I received the letter I asked the Property Appraiser Geoffrey Greene if he had any problem with my running and he said absolutely not, then as he was leaving the Crystal River office, he said, almost as an afterthought, that he would have to ask Leslie Cook about it. A few hours later before closing time he called and said "no, I couldn't run" I asked why and he just repeated the phrase and hung up.

During my last 4 years before retirement I had asked Leslie Cook on at least 3 occasions to allow me to run for County Commission and finally for School Board and each time he said no. The good thing is I had a intermediary doing the communications because it was always risky asking Cook anything or sticking your head into his open office door and wishing him a good morning because you never knew how it would be taken, countless employees over the years who said the wrong thing to him at anytime would be let go then or sometime later in the future. He did this to numerous employees even when he was Melanie Hensley second in command.
You will ascertain that Leslie Cook is a nasty person and not knowledgeable and this post will address how he is wrong in the interpretation of Florida Statute 212.313 (10)(a) the Chronicle is also wrong with it's hasty editorial, it appears they are Citrus County version of FAKE NEWS.

Because of the shenanigans of crooked politicians and the "good ole boys" violations of Florida Statutes The Department of Homeland Security is now overseeing all the Supervisor of Election offices in the State of Florida.

Geoffrey Greene and Leslie Cook, more on that later!

Friday, November 29, 2019

UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE


David Gregory Republican Candidate for
Citrus County Property Appraiser

Education and Employment


Champlain Business College
Burlington VT 
Accounting

Quality Control Inspector
NASA Apollo Lunar Lander Module      
Simmonds Precision
Vergennes VT
Castleton State College
BA Sociology
Castleton VT
Amoco Gas & Store  owned Operated during Castleton yrs.
Substitute Teacher Citrus County
CR High School &
others

Liberty Delivery
Homosassa FL  18 years
Citrus County Property Appraiser
Field Appraiser Retired 2017 14 years

Working as a private contractor for Citrus County for 18 years, as owner-operator of Liberty Delivery with 15- 20 employees, we delivered all the county agenda’s and other documents to the various boards and offices of the county as well as other deliveries in and out of Citrus County included but not limited to, doctor offices for labs specimens, transporting medical equipment between the two hospitals in the county during their early reconstruction, Damron's Parts (LKQ), etc. Additionally working for 14 years for the Citrus County Property Appraisers Office I have 32 years accumulated experience with the intricacies of Citrus County government!
Commitment-Innovation-Respect-Service will not be just a mantra but a mandate insisted upon by me and as such Florida Statutes will not be ignored on the whim of parties that approach the office. Ethical behavior and adherence to Florida Statutes will be paramount, everyone will be given their audience but the wheeling and dealing under the table will not happen! Tight budgetary guidelines will be implemented and there will be a renegotiated deal with the Texas firm, Tyler Technologies, which operates the property appraiser’s website, resulting in higher operation costs for the office making this an utmost priority for my administration. It was a bad deal then and it’s still a bad deal to paraphrase the words of President Trump! When in-house tasks are sent outside the state costs increase, the local workforce is negatively affected and our local economy loses! It’s your tax dollars paying for all the bells and whistles!
IT’S TIME TO CLEAN THE SWAMP IN CITRUS!
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Candidate: Rule should force opponents to leave their jobs ....

The following article appeared online 12/9/2019 and it says alot on how things are done in Citrus and the Swamp Cleaning has just begun!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019