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How To Take A Good Deed And Turn It Into A Political Turd.

Randy Fine and the City of Palm Bay are involved in a fight over a good deed.

Fine, who is running for reelection to the Florida House, has been helping organize food give-a-ways for people in the Palm Bay area along side a group known as Farm Share, which helps distribute farm produce to needy people and families rather than letting the produce go to waste.

While we support the effort, in many ways we have seen this as a campaign event for Fine far more than we would like. Most people grew up being taught that you help others with humility and without calling attention to yourself.

Politicians can’t seem to do that and Fine is no exception.

However, according to Fine, the City of Palm Bay, specifically the Acting City Manager Suzanne Sherman, Mayor William Capote, and Deputy Mayor Kenny Johnson aren’t thrilled with the idea of helping others:


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PALM BAY: How Do You Stop Corruption When You Don’t Follow The Laws? (Part 2)

As we said yesterday, Randy Foster is running for Seat 3 of the Palm Bay City Council.

He, like most candidates, have stated they want to end corruption within the City. In fact, in response to some questions on another site, Foster claimed he wanted to:

Restore integrity to Palm Bay City Council and City Government and making Palm Bay to the best city to live in Florida.

In 2015, Foster qualified to run in the 2016 election for Seat 3 of the Brevard County Commission, an election that Foster eventually would lose to John Tobia.

After qualifying, candidates are required to make a financial disclosure statement on what is called “Form 6.”

An ethics complaint was filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics contesting the accuracy of Foster’s Form 6.

It’s important to understand the process of a complaint like this.
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PALM BAY: How Do You Stop Corruption When You Accept Support Of The Corrupt While Seeking To Suppress Rights? (Part 1.)

Randy Foster is running for Seat 3 of the Palm Bay City Council.

After the debacle of corruption that has plagued City Hall, many candidates are running on an “anti-corruption” platform. They are all telling the voters of Palm Bay that they will work to prevent corruption and not allow it in the City.

In 2016, Foster ran for Brevard County Commissioner and lost. However, during the campaign, Foster received an endorsement from Alcee Hastings who is the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 20th congressional district.

It is impossible for a candidate to control who endorses them as individuals or groups. There have been cases at the national level where radical groups have endorsed candidates. Candidates generally say “thanks but no thanks” to that type of endorsement, distancing themselves from the group or individual and what they stand for.

In this case, Foster gladly accepted the endorsement of Hastings saying that he, Foster, “could learn a lot from” Hastings.

Really?

Hastings has a long and sordid past.
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You Can’t Trust A Guy With Graphics Like This.

Every political ad ever….

How true…..how true….how true….



Driving Ms. Crazies.

From the colored pencils of the talented A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect.




Corporate Taxes For Thee, Not For Me.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D NY) who has said corporations should pay taxes at a rate of 70% is embroiled in a bit of a controversy after a failed business venture of hers has an unpaid tax bill on the books in New York.

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich — but not pay her own.

The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture.

AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012.

As The Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.
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Harmeet K. Dhillon Is Not Happy. But Is He Wrong?

We’ve never met, seen or read anything from a person by the name of Harmeet k. Dhillon before, yet this epic rant was sent our way and we thought it was worthy of discussion. Dhillon appears to be from San Francisco, California.

Here’s what Dhillon had to say:


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Biden, Guns, And Colin Noir.

We’re starting to like this Colin Noir fellow. In the video below, he takes Joe Biden to task over Biden’s run in with a Michigan auto worker over gun confiscation.

Biden’s statements are strange in this exchange. First the whole “yelling ‘fire in a crowded theater'” thing is wrong. Of course you can yell “fire!” in a crowded theater. What the law does not allow is the First Amendment protecting you against consequences when you shout “fire!” in a theater when there is no fire and people are harmed.

Secondly, his comment on the “AR-14” can be put down to extemporaneous speech where someone screws up a detail and we can forgive that. However, Biden is wrong on the use of AR-15 variants in home defense vs. a shotgun. Young kids have used the AR-15 against home invaders for the very reason Biden hates it – it is effective in closed spaces and has the capacity to carry more shots than a shotgun. There is a difference in the ability to control a shotgun and an AR-15 variant which is one of the reasons why it is the United States most popular long gun.
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