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Black Employment Matters And School’s Choice.

It’s Wednesday and we are buried neck deep in something dealing with Palm Bay. We don’t have the time right now to do an indepth post, so please enjoy these two cartoons from the talented A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect.

Black Employment Matters:

Trump promised to do more for black employment in 1 year than Obama did in 8 years. Promise kept.


Representative Randy Fine: Bully Or Extortionist?

Florida House of Representative for District 53 Randy Fine recently announced that he and Waste Management had come to an agreement that resulted in Fine pledging to pull his flawed HB971.

We had talked about the bill and how the implementation would cost the average person more in this post. The things that are wrong with the bill itself are too numerous to mention again here.

However, some of the highlights of the flaws are that the bill interferes as a governmental third party into the negotiations of a contract between another a governing city body and a company. The bill would also result in increased prices. Fine may say that wouldn’t happen, but unless he can come up with a way where a company facing more regulations, more costs, and a requirement of more services without all of that being passed onto the customer, we are going to stick with the economic certainty that when the government mandates companies do something that increases their costs, those costs are going to be passed onto the consumer.

Here is the text of Fine’s press release on the agreement between himself and Waste Management:


(Tallahassee, FL) State Representative Randy Fine (R-South Brevard County) and Waste Management Inc. of Florida (“Waste Management”) authorize and release the following statement:

Hurricane Irma seriously impacted the residents of Florida, Brevard County, and the City of Palm Bay in a multitude of ways. One particular challenge in Palm Bay was garbage collection service 48 hours prior to the hurricane’s landfall. As a result of constituent feedback, Representative Fine filed House Bill 971 addressing interruption of services. HB 971 was workshopped by the Energy & Utilities Subcommittee and reported favorably by both the Energy & Utilities Subcommittee and the House Commerce Committee, and is scheduled be brought up for a vote on the House Floor today, March 2nd. Over those weeks, Representative Fine and Waste Management have been in frequent discussion, and have reached the following agreement:

1. Waste Management will publicize a local telephone number for Palm Bay residents to call in the event of any missed solid waste service. That local number is (321) 723-4455.

2. Waste Management will encourage the City of Palm Bay to hold a public workshop in the next 90 days to consider twice-a-week solid waste collection service.

Mayor Declares Chicago Crime-Free Zone, Criminals Disperse.

This is from the satire site BabylonBee.

Like any good satire, it makes the point.

CHICAGO, IL—Immediately upon Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent declaration of the entire city of Chicago as an official “crime-free zone,” every criminal in the city suddenly and miraculously left the urban area, according to a statement released by the city council.

“We declare every part of the city of Chicago a crime-free zone,” Emanuel announced in a Thursday appearance on CBS This Morning. “It is now physically impossible for any crime to be committed in our great city, because we declared it a zone of peace and harmony and criminals have no choice but to abide by our new rule.”

It’s Not “Political.”

Brevard County District 2 Commissioner Jim Barfield

According to the Florida Today, Brevard County District 2 Commissioner Jim Barfield got slapped with a fine over an ethics violation:

Brevard County Commissioner Jim Barfield has agreed to pay $1,750 in civil penalties to settle a complaint filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics by Suntree resident Matt Nye over mistakes in Barfield’s past financial disclosure reports.

The ethics complaint was filed by Matt Nye, who has declared to run for Thad Altman’s seat in the Florida House. In other words, Nye is a politician as well.

Nye organized the Brevard Tea Parties, and now serves as chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, the national parent organization of the local Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida, which he founded in 2008.

Barfield labeled the complaint as “political” in nature, and he may be right.

Barfield said Nye’s ethics complaints amount to “political games. It was all political.”

That accusation of being “political,” deals with the reasoning behind the complaint, but it doesn’t deal with Barfield’s mistakes on the required filing forms. Here is what Barfield said about the errors:

Despicable Ad Run By Despicable People.

Some group calling itself the Latino Victory Fund ran an political ad for the upcoming the Virginia Governor election.

You can see the ad here:

It’s despicable.

It tries to place blame on all white males for some sort of imagined attacks on other people. It’s frictional but that doesn’t seem to matter.

Less than two weeks ago, former President Obama was in Virginia and campaigning for Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who is running for governor.

Mr. Obama said voters have the chance in less than 20 days to send a clear message that “we are rejecting the politics of division, we are rejecting a politics of fear, that we are embracing a politics that says everybody counts, a politics that says everybody deserves a chance, a politics that says everybody has dignity and worth, a politics of hope — that is what you are fighting for!”

Isn’t the ad practically the definition of being divisive? Isn’t the ad the definition of “the politics of fear?”

While Obama is not responsible for the ad, the problem is that Democrats call for the end of divisiveness, hatred and fear while at the same time backing and supporting ads that are divisive, full of hate and playing on people’s fears.

Here is Tucker Carlson taking on someone who supports the ad:

Some people just won’t see the hypocrisy and hatred in their own actions.

Nuclear Reaction.

From A. F. Branco at Comically Incorrect.

Karma can be a female dog, ain’t it?

Cleanup On Aisle America.

From the mind of A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect.

Trump is Cleaning up America after the last 8 years of Obama’s destructive agenda, but he isn’t using a socialist mop to do it.

Racism From The Left.

Senator Timothy Eugene “Tim” Scott (R – South Carolina)

Senator Tim Scott serves the people of South Carolina.

South Carolina has deep scars in its past from slavery. We cannot and will not deny that. South Carolina was the first state to secede from Union at the start what became the Civil War. South Carolina had voting issues and lynching and racial hatred.

Scott’s family history is interesting as well.

Scott was born in North Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Frances, a nursing assistant, and Ben Scott, Sr. His parents were divorced when he was 7. He grew up in working-class poverty, as his mother worked 16-hour days to support her family, including Tim’s brothers. His older brother is a sergeant major in the U.S. Army. Scott’s younger brother is an air force colonel.

Scott attended Presbyterian College

from 1983 to 1984, on a partial football scholarship. He graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a B.S. in Political Science.

Senator Tim Scott; a black man, an evangelical Christian, a conservative, a member of the Republican Party.

We cannot imagine how Scott feels looking back at where he came from and where he is now.

So it must have been with great sorrow and perhaps even anger when Scott was attacked by members of the left for his support of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

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