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Will People Believe Any Lie About Brett Kavanaugh?

This is a fascinating video in that it asks the basic question “don’t people ever do their own research for anything any more?”

Having firmly established the uniform distaste for Kavanaugh, Horowitz decided to test just how badly they view him after all of the vilification from the Left, and found that there wasn’t a claim too absurd he could make about Kavanaugh that they wouldn’t buy.

In response to Horowitz claiming Kavanaugh wants the U.S. to go back to considering black people to be only three-fifths of a person, one girl exclaimed, “Wow, that’s terrible, oh my God!” One guy suggested, “These people shouldn’t be in office, you know. They’re perpetuating racist ideals.” One girl replied, “I abhor that, but I can’t tell you I’m surprised that’s his stance.”

“Believe it or not, not a single person challenged me on this absurdity,” says Horowitz.
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Kavanaugh And Ford.

From Af Branco at Comically Incorrect.

In reality, this whole mess has left no one un-scared. Certainly Kavanaugh and his family has been beat on. The Democrats have looked like vengeful idiots who were so desperate to stop a judge who, by almost all accounts, it a good man and great judge that they hitched their wagons to Ford, and sprung this upon the American people to subvert the Constitutional process. The Republicans looked weak and spineless in trying to bend over backwards for this mess. Ford seems to be a sad case in that we believe she thinks something happened and as a “trained psychologist,” she went with the “repressed memory” as being correct, despite none of the details staying consistent and the people who she said were “witnesses” disavowed what she was saying. Her life is forever changed and not for the better.
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Satellite Beach: A Clarification.

Satellite Beach Officials blocking access to meeting.
Left to right: Satellite Beach Police Department Sergent Steve Owen, Councilman Mark Brimer, Councilwoman Mindy Gibson, Mayor Frank Catino (seated.)

We received some feedback on our posts concerning Satellite Beach and their blocking of people into what are clearly public meetings. (See here and here.)

Mostly, the concerns have been with what to do as the City had admitted they knew their actions were to get circumvent the Sunshine Laws.

We agree that the City of Satellite Beach tried (successfully it appears) to circumvent the Sunshine Laws. The acts to do this were deliberate as the Mayor admitted.

Strangely, just admitting that you tried and succeeded at circumventing the Sunshine Laws is not a crime. Established law says that a government entity has to not on violate the Sunshine Laws, but know that their actions were illegal.

The case this is based upon is Blackford v. Sch. Bd. of Orange City 375 So. 2d 578 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1979) and is somewhat similar to what happened in Satellite Beach.

The School Board of Orange City was looking at a contentious rezoning of schools and did not want to have School Board meeting where all of the options would be discussed in front of a large group or parents. The School Board wanted to come out with the plan and present it at an open meeting, but did not want to have the discussion of proposed plans to be held “in the Sunshine.”

Here’s what the School Board did:
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Arrested For Saving Pets.

Tammie Hedges

When we first saw this, we thought “this has to be some sort of bad joke, but it is not.”

As anyone who has ever evacuated due to a storm, one of the hardest things is often what to do with pets. Many hotels won’t allow pets. Most shelters will not allow pets. Friends and families that are taking in evacuees may have issues with bringing pets or may have pets of their own that will clash with the evacuated pets. Boarding of the pets may not be a viable option if the business where you normally board your pet is closing ahead of the storm as well.

Far too often, pets are left to fend for themselves in the face of a hurricane. Owners leave them in their homes or whatever.

Tammie Hedges runs Crazy’s Claw and Paws, a non-profit animal rescue shelter in the Greensboro, North Carolina area.

When Hurricane Florence was projected to hit the Carolinas….,

The owner of Crazy’s Claws N Paws, a donation-based animal rescue center, was in the process of converting a warehouse space into a proper animal shelter when she decided to use the building to help keep pets dry. However, her facility was not legally registered as a shelter.

“Our mission was to save as many animals from the flood that we could,” Hedges said. “We went through Hurricane Matthew and it was horrible. There were many preventable deaths.”

She said an elderly couple dropped off 18 of the [27 animals they took in,] some of which were sick and injured, just before the storm.

Hedges tried to alleviate the illnesses of some of the animals they took in:

Hedges said she gave amoxicillin to some sick animals and also used a topical antibiotic ointment. She’s also charged with soliciting a donation of tramadol, a prescription painkiller sometimes used for dogs and cats.

Because of this obviously egregious act of kindness toward animals in an emergency, Hedges was arrested and charged.
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Satellite Beach: “Screwed Up” Doesn’t Cover It.

Satellite Beach Officials blocking access to meeting.
Left to right: Satellite Beach Police Department Sergent Steve Owen, Councilman Mark Brimer, Councilwoman Mindy Gibson, Mayor Frank Catino (seated.)

Yesterday we wrote a brief post talking about a meeting Satellite Beach hosted concerning the health issues in the area. The meeting was attended by City Manager Courtney Barker, Representative Thad Altman, School Board member Tina Descovich, officials from Patrick Air Force Base, other elected officials, county employees, and a representative from Erin Brocovich’s group, Bob Bowcock.

Also in attendance were three members of the City Council – Mayor Frank Catino, and Council members Mark Brimer and Mindy Gibson.

What has people upset was that the public at large was excluded from the meeting.

At Monday’s meeting, Satellite Beach Mayor Frank Catino denied access to about a dozen concerned citizens at the council chambers door. Catino told them it was a private meeting, because fewer elected city officials were there at any given time than would trigger Florida’s open meetings law.

He and council members Mindy Gibson and Mark Brimer rotated in and out of the council chambers to avoid breaking state open meetings law, which requires public notice and public access if two or more elected city officials are present. City Manager Courtney Barker said the city kept invites limited to keep the meeting professional and focused. “There is a level of professionalism that’s being lost,” Barker said.

As we said yesterday, we agree that there is a level of professionalism being lost and that lack of professionalism starts with the City Staff and elected officials not following the law of the land when it comes to the Sunshine Law and open meetings.

The first question is “was this a public meeting?”
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Satellite Beach: Yes, We Are Working On The City’s “Non-Public” Public Meeting.

On Monday, September 17, 2018, the City of Satellite Beach had scheduled a workshop with other area officials and entities concerning the health issues being raised by citizens and others.

That meeting was abruptly cancelled and changed to a non-public meeting without allowing the general public to attend.

Satellite Beach Officials blocking access to meeting. Left to right: Satellite Beach Police Department Sergent Steve Owen, Councilman Mark Brimer, Counilwoman Mindy Gibson, Mayor Frank Catino (seated.)

According to the Florida Today:

At Monday’s meeting, Satellite Beach Mayor Frank Catino denied access to about a dozen concerned citizens at the council chambers door. Catino told them it was a private meeting, because fewer elected city officials were there at any given time than would trigger Florida’s open meetings law.

He and council members Mindy Gibson and Mark Brimer rotated in and out of the council chambers to avoid breaking state open meetings law, which requires public notice and public access if two or more elected city officials are present. City Manager Courtney Barker said the city kept invites limited to keep the meeting professional and focused. “There is a level of professionalism that’s being lost,” Barker said.

We agree that there is a level of professionalism being lost in this, but that professionalism starts with the actions of public servants, and that includes following the law.
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Ain’t This The Truth.

No comment needed from us on this from Manu Cornet at Bonkers World

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We Should All Condemn This. (But Will We?)

We’re back on Palm Bay for this post but with a situation that seems to affect all elections and races these days: signs.

Even we get tired of the electioneering signs for various candidates. They seem to be everywhere and as the election draws near, you’ll see more signs.

Unfortunately, there are people who don’t like the signs of candidates they don’t support. In Cocoa Beach, a candidate’s signs are moved or stolen. In Palm Bay, Parr supporters seem to be playing a childish game of re-arranging not only Parr signs, but signs of other candidates so the opponent’s signs are less visible. (It’s against the law to do that, but that doesn’t seem to stop people.)

Far above and beyond this are the signs of Thomas Gaume who is running against Kenny Johnson Jr.

Gaume posted an image of one of his larger signs on private property at the corner of Malabar and Eldron that was attacked and basically destroyed.

Someone decided to rip Gaume’s sign up.

And it is not the only sign this has happened to:
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