Things You’ll Never See…

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Brevard County Commission: Theater, Circus, Or Both?

You can’t make this up.

You really can’t. No one would believe you.

[Brevard County] Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a ceremonial resolution, sponsored by District 5 Commissioner Kristine Isnardi, that affirms that they are committed to “uphold and adhere to the principles embodied in the Constitution of the United States of America.”

Right off the top, why is Isnardi seeking to pass a resolution, which by definition has no legal weight of the law behind it, saying “we want to protect the Constitution” when in fact upon taking the office of Commissioner, she and the other Commissioners take an oath to follow the laws of the State of Florida, the Florida Constitution and the United States Constitution?

Why the need for the resolution?

Isn’t the oath of Commissioners good enough?

We guess not and that is both sad and troubling.

Isnardi said “[not following the Constitution] would not likely happen with this commission, of course, but may occur with future commissions.”

She contends that she has “no doubt” that “if certain lawmakers had their way, they would rewrite the whole” Constitution.

For Democrats, It’s All About Power.

This is a new ad released by the GOP.

It’s powerful and on point.

Joe Rogan Interviews Bernie Sanders.

This can’t go well.

And it doesn’t.

Claiming The Need For Money, Sheriff Wayne Ivey Joins Suit Over Budget Vote……Spending More Tax Payer Dollars.

In case you have missed it, Brevard County Officials are involved in what started out as a bruhaha and has involved into a lawsuit.

The issue is the whether the County Commission’s vote to pass “critical need funding” for the Sheriff’s office in 2019 was legal.

Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of declaring a “critical need” related the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office budget. County Commissioner John Tobia cast the no vote.

With that required “supermajority vote” of at least four commissioners, it allows the county to exceed a voter-approved cap in how much money can be raised via property taxes in the Law Enforcement Municipal Service Taxing Unit portion of the budget.

Although property tax rates for the county general fund and 18 other specialized operating tax rates would decline under County Manager Frank Abbate’s proposed budget, that would not be the case for the Law Enforcement MSTU portion of the budget.

They Don’t Serve Subway In Prison.

Angelo Rey Espinosa and Lorena Ariana Marin

Twenty-two year old Lorena Ariana Marin of Las Cruces, New Mexico, is one heck of a dedicated employee. (Oops! EX-employee.)

Marin and her 19 year old accomplice Angelo Rey Espinosa decided that they would “teach one of the employees a lesson about what could happen late at night in that part of town” by robbing the very Subway shop Marin worked in.

Police said the two entered the restaurant around 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Espinosa allegedly stood near the counter while Marin allegedly verbally and physically threatened the employees after hopping behind the counter. They ushered the employees to the back of the store but one employee ran to her car and got away. Both robbers then fled on foot, police said.

(You can’t make this stuff up.)

ABBA, 100 Year Old Organs And Political Depression.

We are tired. Really tired. We are tired of the idiot elected officials who lie to get into office never having read the Constitution, and not being concerned with the rights of people. Instead, all they are concerned with is increasing their influence and the authority of the government no matter what the costs.

Before we get into the latest outrage, we decided to do something “happy:” a video of a 100 year old organ playing ABBA’s hit song from the disco era, Dancing Queen.

There are lots of interesting trivia to go with this.

While ABBA was extremely popular, they were an extremely hard working group. They would spend eight to 16 hours a day writing songs, rehearsing, and working on their craft. That always amazed us. They would literally lock themselves in a little cabin / studio and work. Who says the creative process doesn’t take effort?

The card to play the song on this organ was cut by hand. There’s some skill in that as well.

The first line of “Dancing Queen” is “You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life…..” which seems to us to be the perfect description to many of the clowns in office.

The latest example?

Lober Seeks To Penalize People Being Involved.

Commissioner Bryan Lober is seeking to make access to public records more expensive, a move that will surely lessen public involvement in the political process.

More residents are requesting public records from Brevard County government. Our commission’s reaction to that? Make it more expensive, in some cases, to obtain that information.

One could interpret an estimated 62% increase in public records requests between 2016 and 2019 as a sign of a community that’s doing its civic duty. A majority of our commissioners, however, sees that as a burden on taxpayers.

On Jan. 7, they approved with a 3-2 vote a proposal to change how the county processes such requests. Commissioners John Tobia and Kristine Isnardi cast the dissenting votes.

The most significant changes are:

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