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We’re Doomed.

In most likelihood, the folks who edit these types of videos pick the worst people and the worst answers.

That being said, these people are all eligible to vote.

Will Witt goes to the streets of Hollywood to see if people can answer questions from the citizenship test as easily as they can answer questions of pop culture.

We are doomed.



Palm Bay: Tres Holton Tries To Burn Florida Today. Pants On Fire?

Florida Today reporter Wayne Price has written an email to Palm Bay City Councilman Calvin “Tres” Holton over the discrepancies in his candidate filings and his water bill which raised some questions in the accuracy and conflict of Holton’s statements.

We covered the controversy in this post back on June 7, 2018.

In his email Price asks Holton the same questions we had:

Where were you and your family residing in 2014 and why on your candidate’s residency form, dated Aug. 18, 2014, did you list your residence as 1729 LaMaderia Dr. SW? If you had your water delinquency funds (including fines and penalties) reduced based on your claiming not to have access to 1729 LaMaderia Dr. SW in 2014, then the above question seems to be a problem.

Also there was no water usage reported in 2014 for 1729 LaMaderia Dr. SW, according to records and you stated that “you had no access to the property” during that period. Is that something you can resolve for us?

Price’s email to Holton is polite and “casual professional,” as one would expect. Price asks if there would be a time that Holton would like to talk on the phone about this.

Holton chooses another path, foregoing a phone call and sending a reply via email.

The email is pure Holton – accusing the FloridaToday of many things. He also brings his family into the conversation which he has done before in other cases. He even manages to threaten legal action based on a law that the Supreme Court has deemed unConstitutional. It’s an interesting response to say the least.

As is our custom in these cases, we are going to Fisk Holton’s response.
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Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously.

Growing up we used to live next to a great family whose patriarch was of Polish descent. As luck would have it, his wife had blonde hair.

This comes into play the two of them used to tell jokes all the time. For the guy, he would tell Polish jokes as he handed our father a beer. The two would sit on their respective back porches, laughing and solving the world’s problems. His wife was a horrible story and joke teller, but she absolutely loved “blonde jokes.” She couldn’t tell them well, but she would laugh at the punch line like there was no tomorrow. Even our father, who was bald as a billiard ball, loved to tell bald jokes.

Together, the three of them taught us a great life’s lesson: never take yourself too seriously. Laugh at yourself once in awhile.

We seem to have gotten away from that these days and harmless jokes are frowned upon.

But to us, a good joke can often apply to anyone. It doesn’t matter the group, the sex, the ethnicity, etc. Plug in any group and run with it.

With that in mind, we offer this joke to brighten your Monday and your return to work:

A GUY GOES INTO A BAR IN NEW YORK WHERE ALL THE BARTENDERS ARE ROBOTS:

THE GUY SITS DOWN AT THE BAR AND THE ROBOT ASKS: “WHAT WILL YOU HAVE?
THE GUY REPLIES, “WHISKEY.”
THE ROBOT BRINGS BACK HIS DRINK AND ASKS, “WHAT’S YOUR IQ?”
THE GUY SAYS, “168”
The robot talks about physics, space exploration and medical technology.
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Students Blast Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Wedding Cake.

Campus Reform went to a college campus to ask people their opinion on Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court case that recently decided that a Christian baker was not obligated to bake or decorate a cake for a gay wedding.

The video is somewhat terrifying as it shows how little the college students had thought through the implications of the government forcing people to do work against their beliefs.

At 0:33 of the video one student says: “people have the right to eat the cake they want to eat.”
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Palm Bay: Most Of The Things Wrong With Palm Bay Illustrated In One Incident.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We know that there are may be problems with the formatting of this post. Part of that has to do with the fact that Facebook is now linking videos and texts together. So you may see a brief skip in your browser before everything settles down. Sorry for the problem.

We have also “updated” and added to our comments that we made on a Facebook page at the bottom of the post.


A few weeks ago, Candidate Thomas Gaume who is running for Seat 4 for the Palm Bay City Council against incumbent Calvin “Tres” Holton and challenger Kenneth Brian Johnson II posted this video and accompanying text on his campaign page and was picked up by a Facebook group.

What happens when a lie is uncovered? REPOST!

Back in February I had posted the video below that shows the Palm Bay Deputy Mayor's behavior toward the (then Deputy) City Attorney. I stated at the time, and still stand behind my admiration of the way that Patricia Smith handled the situation with poise, professionalism, and treated the Deputy Mayor with the respect of the office. That's important, as in the military we're taught that you don't have to respect the person, but you will respect the rank, office, or position. A lesson that obviously wasn't taught to our Deputy Mayor, as he showed no respect, or civility as it was called for in the "civility pledge" that was brought forward as an agenda item, only after he had walked out a meeting that was in progress and neglected to vote on the remaining NINE agenda items before the Council. There's also rules of decorum in the City Council's policies and procedures that call for Council members to treat staff, and all of the constituents with respect.Why is this important? Because after I posted the video in February 4th, after almost 3 weeks I received the following email from then City Attorney Andrew Lannon on February 22nd:"Mr. Gaume: My colleague, Patricia Smith, whom you met, is a very private person and would never ask anyone to take anything down from their social media site. However, because I care about her, I need to ask you a personal favor. Would you please remove the post on February 4th wherein you play the video of that portion of Council Meeting on January 17th? I know it is a public record, and you are not required to do so. In exchange for this favor, I would gladly buy you lunch at a restaurant of your choosing."To which I replied:"Not a problem at all, it has been deleted from my personal site where it originated and was shared from. I would be honored to meet you for lunch anytime at your convenience. However being a Candidate (and given your position) I would have to insist on seperate checks as I don't think it would be appropriate for either of us to subject ourselves to any situation that could possibly be taken advantage of, no matter how small or genuine the intent.Tom"The video had been up for several days, and truthfully had ran it's course and would have fallen off the bottom of everyone's facebook feeds, and faded away into history if not for those emails, and the phone call I received on April 26th from then former City Attorney Andrew Lannon confessing that he had told me a lie and it was in fact the Deputy Mayor who had came to him wanting him to make efforts (I'm being polite here as I don't know the context of the conversation between the Deputy Mayor and Mr. Lannon that led to the email) to have me remove the video.So after a month of thinking about how to handle the situation, and not act on my first emotional instinct, I've decided that the video needs to be seen and readily available to the public. As I stated in the original post, this is an edited version. I don't feel that context is important here, as it was edited down to 30 minutes to show the unprofessional behavior of our Deputy Mayor (there are many other instances, just search Google for his name (Tres Holton)).The fact that he would ask someone to perpetrate a lie in order to remove a video that shows him in a bad light is bad enough, but to bring Ms. Smith into that lie is quite another. I have verified everything I have typed here, how is not important, but I wouldn't go to all this trouble if it wasn't simply to set the record straight and show that this is just another bad action, by a bad Elected Official.I'll now let the video speak for itself, and I have memorialized it on many platforms have published it out on bit torrent so it will live in perpetuity in the ether.UPDATE: For those that would like to see the full video of this agenda item it is available to view here: http://palmbayfl.swagit.com/play/02012018-723/9/

Posted by Thomas Gaume, Palm Bay, Seat 4 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Back in February I had posted the video below that shows the Palm Bay Deputy Mayor’s behavior toward the (then Deputy) City Attorney. I stated at the time, and still stand behind my admiration of the way that Patricia Smith handled the situation with poise, professionalism, and treated the Deputy Mayor with the respect of the office. That’s important, as in the military we’re taught that you don’t have to respect the person, but you will respect the rank, office, or position. A lesson that obviously wasn’t taught to our Deputy Mayor, as he showed no respect, or civility as it was called for in the “civility pledge” that was brought forward as an agenda item, only after he had walked out a meeting that was in progress and neglected to vote on the remaining NINE agenda items before the Council. There’s also rules of decorum in the City Council’s policies and procedures that call for Council members to treat staff, and all of the constituents with respect.

Why is this important? Because after I posted the video in February 4th, after almost 3 weeks I received the following email from then City Attorney Andrew Lannon on February 22nd:

“Mr. Gaume: My colleague, Patricia Smith, whom you met, is a very private person and would never ask anyone to take anything down from their social media site. However, because I care about her, I need to ask you a personal favor. Would you please remove the post on February 4th wherein you play the video of that portion of Council Meeting on January 17th? I know it is a public record, and you are not required to do so. In exchange for this favor, I would gladly buy you lunch at a restaurant of your choosing.”

To which I replied:
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Brevard County: Representative Randy Fine Doesn’t Like New Brevard School Superintendent Choice.

State Representative Randy Fine is working hard to keep his name in the news and has decided to criticize the Brevard County School Board’s choice for the new school superintendent, long time district employee Mark Mullins.

Fine had been lobbying School Board members not to choose Mullins for the Superintendent’s position, and when they did, Fine decided to put his concerns in a letter to the School Board.

As the FloridaToday notes, Mullins is more than qualified:

Mullins has worked for Brevard Public Schools since 1994. He started as a math teacher at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and rose through the ranks as an assistant principal of Southwest Middle School and Palm Bay High School and then the principal of the now closed Clearlake Middle School. For six years, he oversaw the 29 schools and principals in the south part of the county as an area superintendent.

It is also, in a way, nice to have some “home grown talent” with roots in the community.

Fine’s concern is based upon an incident he claims happened with Mullins in 2013.

Fine says in that year, the first grade teacher that his eldest son loved was removed from the classroom in the second semester to fulfill a Federally mandated position to tutor kids in the school on testing as the school had been designated
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VA: Sexual Orientation Over Service.

(image courtesy WANE)

The VA Northern Indiana Health Care System in Fort Wayne Indiana is under fire for removing the flags of the branches of the military (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) and replacing them with an LGBT pride flag.

Such a change did not go unnoticed.

On Tuesday, through, those flags were taken down and just one was flown in their place: an LGBT pride flag.

June is celebrated as Pride month around the country.

The sight drew plenty of attention from residents and visitors to the VA. NewsChannel 15 received several questions and comments and photos from viewers.

The VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System issued the following statement:
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Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids.

This is definitely a relevant topic given at what is happening in schools and upper level institutions around the country.

Dangerous people are filling the heads of young people with dangerous nonsense. Who are these people? They are what Jordan Peterson calls “the post-modernists:” neo-Marxist professors who dominate our colleges and universities. And here’s the worst part: we are financing these nihilists with tax dollars, alumni gifts and tuition payments. Time to wise up.




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