PSJ History


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July 26, 2023:   I heard back from the person who manages "the website, the graphics and all the marketing and social media" for the Port St. John Community Foundation. She told me that she has lived in PSJ for thirty years, but works in Melbourne (the "more advanced" city) and -- believe it or not -- that randypups is "only a consultant" for the organization. Either she is LYING, or she has a really horrible memory because it says on the website she apparently manages the following about him (as quoted below and on the "About Us" page of their website that she webmasters)

"The Port St John Community Foundation non-profit organization was founded by Port St John residents Andrew Procell, Tia Mahan and Randy Rodriguez. [my bolding]"
"Randy Rodriguez, Senior Director"
So I wonder if her memory is going, or if she's just doing a little covering up for the fact that it IS a political organization? Whichever, she wasn't exactly honest, because if you look at the CURRENT registration with the State of Florida for the Port St. John Community Foundation you see that randypups is still listed as a "TSD" which means, "Treasurer, Secretary, Director". randypups is also listed as a founder of the organization in their Articles of Incorporation. Somehow, I have to wonder if she knew all of this, or maybe....?

She also said that the properties on the PortStJohn-Opoly were already sold when I contacted them, but there's a problem with that because they weren't marked as such on the website (I have saved the image of the board as presented when I contacted her inquiring if I could buy space A1), and -- LO AND BEHOLD! -- suddenly, they're all sold four days later and most "sold" to the PSJ CF! Amazing thing, that! They lost out on the $400 I was willing to give them FOR THE COMMUNITY in order for them to keep opposing views away from their doing things for the community. I wonder why a "community foundation" would turn down money that would benefit the community their are allegedly trying to raise money for? And, doesn't this whole scenario sound familiar to you? Remember when the PSJ Bulletin tried to donate to the Thunder Over the Indian River (TOIR) T-shirt and get our logo on the shirts? randypups returned our money and wouldn't allow us to sponsor the fireworks. Sound familiar? Oh, and by the way, they DO allow randypup's pooperpaper to be on the board, and that gets political -- the monthly garbage in the "Good Day" column is totally political -- so why does he get on the Board (Property 6 $350) but I CAN'T? Hmmm? I would have paid fifty dollars MORE than he paid for his space, but they won't let me support the community with my $400 space? Hypocrisy, anyone?

Two more things that bothered me and made me go, "Hmmm..." in the webmaster's response to my second contact was the fact that she threw her religious beliefs at me and said that she doesn't get involved in politics because of them. Way back when I was fighting the PSJAB I did a Sunshine Law request for the minutes of meetings of the PSJAB which was sent to the then-Chair, Carmine Ferraro. He delayed, delayed, delayed and then sent the records to me with a cover letter touting his Christianity and threatening me with a lawsuit at the same time. The second bit was the fact that she said that she's lived here for thirty years. Yeah? So? I have lived here in PSJ since May of 1987 so that makes it forty thirty-five years for me! I used to work for randypups doing the proofreading, layout and even stand-in editor while he was away for a month and I did the whole pooperpaper! I helped put together the first TWO PSJ Christmas parades, helped put together the first Thunder Over the Indian River (Even got to pie Barbara Golumbeck during the festivities!) and was involved in the PSJHOA early on (before they went bad) and during the PSJHOA destruction portion. I've been involved in my community by fighting AGAINST incorporation and by supporting the West Connector to I-95 so the community and schools back here could evacuate in a disaster. I helped defeat moron dupe, amy tiddlywinks, the one cent sales tax and other things that would have been horrible for our community. I've been here for y'all. I have to admit, this whole thing stinks, but I expected nothing less. Did you?

July 15, 2023: 12:58 a.m.   Even though I haven't done any posts here in a long time (four years!), I have a funny story for you. I read in the local PooperPaper that the new randypups organization, Port St. John Community Foundation, is trying to do a "Port St. John-Opoly" (a Monopoly game featuring PSJ Businesses) so I wrote to them on Tuesday (July 11th), asking if I could purchase the second space, labeled A-1, at the time (between the two red squares right after the start/GO) space for my website. I asked if they'd be willing to sell it to me. At the time, it was available. Today, four days later, it is filled with THEIR OWN info so that there were no more spaces left to sell to me. I suppose keeping opposing viewpoints AWAY from the people of PSJ, and OFF of their "fundraising" game is more important to them than making money for the people of PSJ. I guess that tells us how much they care about their neighbors, does it not? They'd rather YOU STARVE than to have someone with an opposing viewpoint have any kind of exposure for her ideas. Speaks volumes! Don't you agree?

Notice also, they PUSH the CITY crud:

"The Port St John community is not eligible to receive a municipal share of revenue-sharing funds necessary to hold events specific to our community as other incorporated cities in Brevard County receive. The Port St. John Community Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to raise the necessary funds that if we were incorporated would be received from the county. We depend on donations and sponsorship to hold events throughout the year."

It's not just one place on their website, it's mentioned more than once, so you know they're for it. Notice that they are surrounded by some of the same people who pushed for INCORPORATION back in the 1980-2002 era, when we voted it down in 2002 73% against, 26% for incorporation. One of those pushing it back then was the owner/editor of the pooperpaper and still is. One of the main volunteers for the PSJ Community (As Long As You Think Like US) Foundation, is moron dupe, and there are others involved here that were involved at the time. I think they did it this way -- putting together another organization that isn't operating in the open, holding public meetings that anyone can attend -- so that they can do things on the sly. They learned from the last effort to operate as much in the dark as they can until the very last minute so that they can get closer to the goal of incorporating PSJ as possible before telling everyone about it as it goes onto the ballot. Doubt me? Watch the Supervisor of Elections website to keep an eye on this issue. You really don't want to be incorporated, do you? More taxes. More government to look over your shoulder. More people to put their TAXING YOU hand out. It's ridiculous that they're even thinking about this again. WE DO NOT WANT IT!

February 22, 2019: 3:39 p.m. I have allowed some of my domain names to expire. The domain names that I thought were not all that important to keep, I let go. I have kept "", "", "", "" and of course, my regular website, "". So I have fewer website domain names, but I still have the important ones and it's cheaper to register everything this way. The fun part is that when I have the domain names that I want no one can get them without buying them from me. I like that because I won't sell them; at least not for cheap. Anyone have a cool $10 Million lying around? I just renewed and it's going to be fun for another year having my favorite names as my own.

August 4, 2017: 3:26 p.m. I just renewed I gotta' keep on top of things or I lose something important. So, I renewed that, but I'm thinking of letting some of my other domain names expire. I'll keep going, but I may let things like the domain names "", "" and "" expire because they'll stay on but they won't have a separate name that redirects to the specific section of, which is how I had it set up for every section of as well as paying for In other words, I have been redirecting all of the domain names of each section of with their URLs to the sections of that I set up for each of them. Since the price went up for each domain name and for the private registration of each of them, I'm going to let those three expire to keep costs down, but their sections in will remain active so that I will be able to update them as needed and keep you informed, but not have to pay the almost $20 each for their individual domain names and the privacy protection that I buy with them. Okay?

May 19, 2016: 3:44 p.m. I noticed that rupe's website has had some pages taken down from the parent directory so some of my "Exposed" links are down right now. I know she took down the "PSJ's Historic Flirt with Incorporation" (version 2) page and about five others, but I don't know which five without going through my links. So I'll work on that probably next week. This week and this weekend is full of family stuff so we'll look into it further as soon as I get a chance. Who knows? Maybe that will be later tonight. I just wanted you to be aware that (finally) she's taking some of her campaign website down. But it also begs the questions "Why?" and "Why now?" What's happening that suddenly after having it up as was since her defeat in 2008 why start working on it now? I checked the Supervisor of Elections website for candidates to see if her name was listed anywhere, and it wasn't (yet). So why now? Why change something that's been up for eight years if nothing is happening? I'll keep an eye on it and keep you posted. If we find she's running again, I'll run screaming around PSJ like a banshee to warn everyone. I'll need that release and you'll need a good laugh to help you cope. We'll handle this together, okay?

December 10, 2015: 1:13 p.m. Brevard County, as expected, stands behind the slander, libel and pornography allegations they allow the rupester to use against Pete Costello and I. I have done something to counter her allegations: not that anyone will ever see anything I've done about it, but prayer works wonders and as those who persecuted David in the Old Testament were dealt with by GOD, so will be the rupester and those in the County who support her lies. For my part, since she hates so much the true information I put together against PSJ Incorporation and against rupester when she ran for D1 Commie in 2008 I decided to put links to all of that and everything I've written about her onto the MaureenRupeExposed "Resources" page. Every link will take you to some TRUTH about her and about the things she said, wrote and did during the incorporation battle and her 2008 candidacy. She won't like it, but I don't like being slanderously associated with pornography. The difference being that what I write about her is absolute, proven TRUTH and what she says is always proven a LIE. That's the difference between us. It's sad that she chooses to LIE so much, but it has been her way for a very long time. I pray for her soul and for GOD to be my avenger. We'll see what happens.

June 19, 2015: 3:41 p.m.   Yesterday I sent a Sunshine Law request to Commie Fisher's office for "all e-mails from Maureen Rupe on any subject received in your office in the past eight weeks, 4/18/2015 to 6/18/2015." Today I received the following response:

"CC Cummings, Cathleen Today at 1:30 PM

"Ms. McKinney,
"On behalf of Commissioner Fisher, the District 1 Office has received your Public Records Request. By copy of this email I am forwarding to Cathie Cummings in County Attorney’s Office to process your request.


"Marcia Newell
"Legislative Aide to Commissioner Robin Fisher
Abiding by a Sunshine Law request is NOT forwarding my request to the know-nothing-knox. EVERY time I submit a Sunshine Law request for Rupe stuff she is PROTECTED BY D1'S OFFICE AND BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. I WILL NOT STAND BY AND ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN AGAIN. Last time it took me MONTHS to get the info I requested because knox provided the cover! Not this time, gumby. I'm FED UP!

June 19, 2015: 5:07 p.m.   Color me SHOCKED. I got a reply to my Sunshine Law request soon after I sent out a scathing reply to the reroute of my original request. My apologies to D1's staff. The response included her "proof" of my website,, allegedly linking her to porn is that she did a search for the word "Exposed" (witness the bolded type on the word) and found that my website came up along with others. So because the search came up with (how many pages, it doesn't say) my website alongside acne treatments, Spokeo info on her and 2 porn ads -- note that ALL of these links are SPONSORED ADVERTISING that BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORK ACCEPTED A CONTRACT TO RUN -- we're allegedly guilty. Her assertion that I or Mr. Costello had anything at all to do with the search results and the alleged porn connection are totally BOGUS. Recall her assertion was that "has gone to many sites as a porn site" and "had gone to porn sites" in the second assertion? Yeah. That's what she said. The SPONSORED LINKS in the search at BRIGHT HOUSE network don't even have to be totally related to the search results:

"Definition of: sponsored link
"A paid advertisement in the form of a hypertext link that shows up on search results pages.
The ads are typically for products and services that are generally or very specifically related to the keywords in the search query."
So anything could have come up in that search. Also, an ad result on a search engine does not prove that my site,, "has gone to many sites as a porn site". To go to a porn site it has to be linked in some fashion; either FROM my site TO the porn site, or FROM the porn site TO my site. Also, she used my response to her first letter alleging porn connections without using my full response to her letter, nor the related second letter.

Topping it all off, she has the audacity to write to someone within the County government named "Marcia" (D1 staff?):

"Hi Marcia,
"I see she has taken down a lot of her ranting's about me, lucky I have them.

"Costello has warned her.

"Read what she said when I asked her to take the exposed off. What she accused me off, bottom of page.

"Also a deputy friend told me to find the host and appeal to them .

"Found they are Globe net who are in PSJ, and in the Business report to support.

"Oh well, I have had enough of her slander.


To the above I respond with the following:
  1. I have taken nothing off of nor down from my website since probably 2010 with the exception of my Christmas presents to my readers: the pics I posted at Christmas time of my Christmas decorations; the first chapter of one of my stories; the short story I had posted a few years ago. (I have definitely not removed anything regarding her.) Those are the only things I have EVER removed from my website and she knows it. Look at that image of the page from my website that she printed on Feb. 16, 2013 and you'll see that it has "2 of 43" at the top right corner. That means she is printing them out (as she says, "lucky I have them.") and she does this to every page. She can also peruse my website and see pages as old as 2002 when I first learned HTML to fight against HER PSJ incorporation effort. In fact, I checked my e-mails and via my account, and Pete and I haven't e-mailed each other at Yahoo about anything political since 2010 and to my other e-mail address since 12/31/14, way before her resignation!

  2. Costello warned me about nothing. I hadn't heard from Pete in months via phone or e-mail before he forwarded me the resignation e-mail that she sent him and D1's office and that was just June 17, 2015! I don't know when she resigned, but according to the e-mail with the attached request info, she wrote to D1 on May 7, 2015 and May 11, 2015. June 17, 2015 I heard from Pete via him forwarding her resignation from the Port St. John Dependent Special District Advisory Board (BTW, Spelling and grammar as received):
    "Commissioner Fisher,

    "With great regret, I must resign from the PSJ Dependent Special District Advisory Board. My decision has nothing to do with the Brevard County Staff that does an excellent job. My problem is fellow Advisory Board Member Mr. Pete Costello. For many years we have been political adversaries, but now Mr. Costello’s actions have taken it to another level that has devastated my family and myself, is not something that any decent person would do.

    "I cannot work with Mr. Costello and concentrate on the issues. I feel this explanation is necessary as I have never in 30 years, resigned from an obligation to the county.

    "Maureen Rupe
    "7185 Bright Ave
    "Cocoa, Florida 32927"

  3. She says, "Read what she said when I asked her to take the exposed off. What she accused me off, bottom of page." That's referencing my Feb. 16, 2013 response to her original assertion of my site (first Pete Costello's site). I asked her questions. I made no assertions nor accusations. I asked questions. If you want to read the whole thing you can read it here. Remember, she did not say anything at all about having done a search and found SPONSORED LINKS on the search in the first letter. What was I supposed to do: take her word for something? Should I have acquiesced to her desire to impinge upon my Free Speech rights? It wasn't MY doing that made the search engine come up with SPONSORED ADS for sex sites in the search and the search doesn't say anything about my site "going to many porn sites"!

  4. She asserted in her second correspondence supporting her porn allegation that an attorney friend of hers found the alleged porn connection while doing research for a case he was involved in. She said, "He is willing to be a witness in court." Again: Witness to the fact that BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORK has sponsored ads with the word "Exposed" in them? Oooh. Apparently that attorney doesn't understand what "sponsored links" are and how they work, either. Great witness.

  5. Also, if I remember correctly, she resigned every board, committee, etc., except the Parish Hospital Board when the PSJ Incorporation effort failed.

  6. As to her deputy friend (amazing how many liberals/lefties/progressives have all of these convenient, unnamed friends, isn't it?) telling her to go to the host and appeal to them. With what? Proof that SPONSORED LINKS come up on a lame search engine at BRIGHT HOUSE? Get real.

  7. My website is NOT on Globenet so she needn't bother them. While Pete Costello owned it, it may have been on Globenet, but when I got it, it was no longer there nor is it currently there.

  8. I didn't slander her. I asked questions, which are not slander. She said "porn" is asked questions about what she said. Period.
As to her assertions that Mr. Costello has done something "that has devastated my family and myself, is not something that any decent person would do." What, pray tell, is that? The fact that he chose a name for the original site during her D1 Commie bid that had an innocent word in it that she subsequently twisted, misconstrued, found SPONSORED LINKS on a search result and played the victim of has nothing to do with any malfeasance, misconduct, ill will, intentional act, or any other negative on the part of Mr. Costello or myself. She is just milking this for all she thinks she can get out of it and in the meantime, she is slandering Pete Costello with her PUBLIC RECORD COMMENTS about what she twists into a negative! Think about it! She wrote to the D1 Commie that Pete Costello had done something negative to her family and that it has devastated them all. Pete did NO SUCH THING. He used an INNOCENT WORD, First Amendment protected and PAID ADVERTISING came up with that same word or something generally to do with it! BLAME BRIGHT HOUSE, ROAD RUNNER, NOT PETE AND NOT I! Moron.

Does she not realize how BIG A FOOL she is making of herself? Does she not see that? Should she not be totally humiliated at her own stupidity? I'm sure the folks in D1 and elsewhere got a good laugh out of it if they stopped to think about it and looked at the "proof". I feel sorry for her making such a HUGE FOOL of herself but, like Mary in Pride and Prejudice, she "is determined to do so". Sometimes, I almost wish she would fail. Almost.

4/16/2015   Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) storage going in at TICO? That's what the local pooper-paper is saying and the author's article is supportive of it. What may not be immediately clear to anyone who hasn't done the research is that there are some problems with it. For instance, it has a history of its own disasters: a long history, in fact, but the worst of which you'll find on a different page. Why would the tree-hugger push LNG and a storage area so close to her own home (as well as many others), not to mention being close to daycare centers, at least three schools and an industrial area that includes storage of rocket propellant and an airport with airplane fuel? All of this adds up to one big "Uh Oh!" to me but the author -- an alleged environmental activist -- is pushing it as a good thing. Why?

12/31/2014 (For a few minutes more): I saw the local pooper paper's article on pages 4-6 of January 2015's issue and had to thank the author for her kind words regarding my years of service in the PSJ HOA. I was a Board member for two or three years (I forget which since it has been so long ago now): first while Becky Cronau was President of the organization and the author of the article was just the Safety Committee chair and on one or two other committees. Then, during the incorporation battle I started going to the PSJ HOA meetings again, after a hiatus to homeschool my two sons, to keep an eye on them. Two years after the incororation vote killed that issue, the PSJHOA had their election of Officers, and passed out pieces of paper and had nominations and Helen Dezendorf was elected President, DJ Olson (Scratcher Extraordinaire) was elected Treasurer, and I don't remember who was Secretary (Vicki?), but there were no nominees for Vice President. I didn't expect there to be a VP so when the votes were counted and it was announced that there was one vote for moi (NOT my vote; I didn't vote for anyone for VP and to this day I have no idea who did vote for me), I was officially made the VP of the PSJ HOA for that time frame. So I served almost three years -- I believe; may have been only two -- on the Board since Officers were automatically on the Board, and almost one year as Secretary. I'm so glad she noticed that I put years of hard work into making PSJ "the great place to live that it is today". I'm flattered by her kind words. Of course, she didn't direct them at me, but since I did serve, I can take the words and apply them to myself.

Happy New Year! (So now it's 1/1/2015.) Now on with the news.

A more realistic stroll down memory lane: Remember when all of the scare tactics were used to try to get us to incorporate? Remember when the City of Titusville was going to force us to hook up to their sewer system and the City of Cocoa was going to force us onto their sewer? Remember when all of Port St. John was going to be annexed by one or both of the cities if we didn't incorporate? Remember when "autonomy" was the password to freedom from the cities to our north and south? See any of the bad stuff happen that they used to try to get people to vote for incorporation? Do you have lower taxes today because you don't have a city to tax you as well as Federal, State and County governments? Aren't you glad we did not incorporate? I'm so very glad to have been a part of that effort.

Remember when the PSJ HOA was such a wonderful organization that they held closed door meetings (breaking the library's rules and the law) and their treasurer committed assault on no fewer than five people (including a pregnant woman and a minor)? They kept out members in good standing from the meetings and slandered said members for 90 minutes at a stretch? Remember when they called the cops on me for taking notes (police report: page one and page two) at one of the Board meetings? Remember when they turned down a donation from the PSJ Bulletin to help with prizes for the children on National Night Out?

Now there's a stroll down memory lane that is a more realistic presentation as to what the PSJ HOA had become before its demise in 2005. It could have been an organization for the good of PSJ. Instead it deteriorated into a political tool for the PSJ4T crowd and their supporters to try to be a power base for them to control all of PSJ as though they had incorporated. Otherwise, why would they have used such draconian efforts to stifle the TRUTH from coming out about them and their activities and why would they chance assaulting a minor and a pregnant woman, breaking the law and slandering members in good standing? That's the reality of the PSJ HOA in its last days, not the sweetness and light picture that the author gave as an example. Yes, it may have been that way at one time, but in its last five years or so it had become a place of darkness and power hungry players looking for a way to stay in control, no matter what it took.

12/30/2014 I've decided to do a fresh start here at PSJ In order to NOT destroy history I (of course) put the older stuff on Page Two. You can find everything that was on this page there. I'll try to find some stuff to post here at least a few times annually, but there may not be stuff daily. We'll see how this works out. One thing is certain: whether I wind up posting here daily (doubtful) or quarterly, this website is going to stay up for the foreseeable future. "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." -- George Santayana. If I take this site down then the history is hidden and can easily be changed. That's not going to happen on my watch.

12/29/2014 News: Linda McKinney here. I now own and operate PSJ Let's see what happens.

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