Headed to Florida? Better bring money!

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There is something that our friends and relatives down in South Florida have been seeing recently that they claim they’ve never seen before.

They drive on Interstate 95 from Palm Beach County to Miami-Dade and notice a lot of auto traffic with more and more license plates from New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the entire Northeast. The same goes for Interstate 75 near Weston, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines. Go sightseeing along Federal Highway and Galt Ocean Drive in Fort Lauderdale and the autos from New England and surrounding areas create sizeable traffic jams that remind you of those in mid-town Manhattan during rush hour.

Between the Boston, New York, and Montreal accents, and those license plates, it is relatively easy to spot where these folks are from. Everybody in the South is also aware of why these wonderful Americans and Canadians have relocated, if not permanently, at least for a large part of the winter season. It’s the snow, freezing rain, black ice and cabin fever in the Northeast that had many shouting, “Honey, start packing the car. We’re heading south.” And south they went.

Here are two words of advice for the snowbirds: bring money.

No, I’m not kidding. If you are traveling with the kids, take Route I-4 to Orlando, home of the world-famous Disneyworld. While the motels are still fairly inexpensive, a one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom is now $105 per adult. A child, age 3 to 9 is now $99. Wow! Toddlers under 3 years old are still free. So now, just for the admission, your wallet will be lighter by more than $400 for the day plus tax and parking. To keep your expenses down for the day, you might want to pack snacks and a lunch. To reduce all other expenses, make Grandma happy by telephoning her to say that you are staying with her.

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How many times have you heard that the leadership of Iran wants to destroy Israel and wipe her off the map? I’m not just talking about many, many years ago. Even recently we heard about Iran’s dreams of obliterating the Jewish State. Yet we continue to hear the talking heads on television telling us to trust our leadership to develop a plan whereby Iran will have nuclear energy but not nuclear weapons. So who among us really trusts Iran to abide by any agreement? What will we do if a treaty is signed that will protect Israel but the sneaky momzers break the agreement and secretly sneak out the big bomb? Then, when the world wakes up one morning to find Tel Aviv gone, what will they say? “Oops?”

No, my friends. Prime Minister Netanyahu is correct. No deal! No treaty! No agreement! No plan! And no oops!

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To you Mr. Netanyahu, I send a great big mazel tov! If anyone reading this wants to do the same, go to

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What do Megyn Kelly, Martha McCallum, Andrea Tantaros, Julie Banderas, Kimberle Guilfoyle, Patti Ann Brown, Heather Nauert, Molly Line, Shannon Bream, Dana Perino, Gretchen Carlson, and Juliette Huddy have in common?

1) They are all very beautiful — so beautiful that any of them could be beauty contest winners. In fact, some of them are. One of them is a former Miss America.

2) They are all extremely super-intelligent, and …

3) They are all on Fox News.

I am telling all of you Fox News haters that are still watching MSNBC, you are missing out.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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