MARY JO TIERNEY'S BLOG

Diplomacy?

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

When I heard President Donald Trump say that he would know right away if he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong- un would hit it off, I thought of my friend Bob Mandell who also traveled oversees to promote the United States’ values and ideals. Mandell, who I met in the early 1970s when I [...]

Proof vs. Promises

By | 2018-01-23T14:09:56+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

If anyone had any doubts about Governor Rick Scott running for U.S. Senate this year, his column in last Sunday's News Tribune should pretty much confirm Scott will be challenging Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. Scott, who was elected governor eight years ago on the Tea Party wave, was the hard-nosed businessman who wanted to slash social [...]

Tax, plan?

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

I have often thought that St. Lucie County is one of the best places in the state to be a Ford dealer. Although the per capita income is less than adjoining Indian River and Martin counties, the Ford brand reflects our typical buyers—hard working, middle class men and women looking for great value in a [...]

Remembering Bud Adams: A Legendary Floridian

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

St. Lucie County lost one of its most beloved native sons last weekend. Bud Adams died early Saturday in the home he had built for his wife in 1949 on his family's expansive ranch. Although he owned one of the largest ranches in the country, Adams led a low key, unpretentious life. He was not [...]

Fuel Economy vs. Fool’s Economy

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 April 8th, 2017|

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][fusion_text]As a Ford dealer, I should be thrilled that President Trump wants to roll back fuel economy requirements for auto manufacturers. He said he is making good on campaign promises to get [...]

Ford Foundation

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:02+00:00 September 26th, 2016|

Until this presidential campaign, charitable foundations were synonymous with good works. But that was before the Donald J. Trump foundation was caught illegally funneling money to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who days later decided against investigating fraud complaints against Trump University. His foundation was slammed again when it was reported that the Trump Foundation [...]

After Being Gone Much of the Summer

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:02+00:00 August 29th, 2016|

After being away much of the summer, I was pleasantly surprised when I returned and saw all of the makeovers and new projects underway. On South Beach, the Square Grouper restaurant, with a beautiful view of the Fort Pierce Inlet, is almost complete. Across the street, the new Oculina Bank will open in mid-September.   And [...]