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That’s My King!

Our annual Easter post, once again from Igniter Media.

The late S.M. Lockridge once presented an incredible message, describing our God and who He is. Though God can’t be described with just words, this is as close as you can get this side of Heaven.

May you all have a joyous Easter and celebrate a new beginning which is possible for all.



Pond Scum.

We generally like to think that we are fairly tolerant people. Yet there are some people who…. well, we’ll let you decide.

A hospital housekeeping employee in Arizona was arrested and subsequently fired after police say he admitted to stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Keith Brown, 49, was arrested at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott after hospital officials reported a suspected theft, police Lt. Jon Brambila said.

Officers found $1,700 worth of gear and supplies inside Brown’s car and home, including gloves, hand sanitizer, surgical scrubs, washcloths, paper towels, masks, bleach cleaner, toilet paper and an automatic hand sanitizer, Brambila said.

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COVID-19: People Will “Pooh Pooh” This Because Of The Source, Attacking The Messenger Instead Of The Message.

Dr. Stephen Smith appeared on FoxNews with his take on treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin [an antibiotic.]

We know that some people will dismiss this because it is FoxNews, but this is not a talking head from the network. This is a doctor out in the field working with patients and charting results.

Dr. Stephen Smith, founder of The Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health, said on “The Ingraham Angle” on Wednesday night that he is optimistic about the use of antimalarial medications and antibiotics to treat COVID-19 patients, calling it “a game-changer.”
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Palm Bay: The One That Is Not Getting Much Attention.

We have tried to stay away from commenting on the release of FBI investigative reports concerning the corruption in the City of Palm Bay.

It is not that we are not interested, have not read the reports, or even not gotten angry about what is contained in the reports. We, like most residents are red-eyed, “spittin’ mad” at the contents of the reports and the actions of those in the reports. However, it is clear to us that this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as information and documentation is concerned. That can be proven by looking at the references to the support files listed in the Investigative Report Binder. There are many files that are the basis of the summary reports that have not been provided at this point in time while others have. Most likely this is because the FBI and FDLE as well as the Palm Bay Police Department continue to have ongoing, open investigations of which most citizens are not aware.

(To be fair, we know that there are other things going on, but we won’t say who is looking into what due to people having taken us into their confidence and we never betray that type of confidence.)
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The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole.

After Slade and electric guitars yesterday, today we are going with the smooth sounds of the one and only Nat King Cole.

If you ever get stressed out by the holidays, sit in your favorite chair, turn out all the lights except for the lights on your tree, and play this song. It is like audio eggnog – soothing, relaxing and a perfect way to wash the stress away.

UPDATE: We got an email from a reader saying the video we originally had in this post was not the entire song. We have changed to this version with actual video of Nat King Cole and we like it a great deal more. Thanks to the reader who let us know of the issue.



Best Halloween Costume.

It doesn’t get any better than this.

Five year old “Charlie” became interested in the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Her father not only fed that interest, he nourished it by reading books with the child on the going to the moon, and encouraging her to “reach for the stars” in her own way.

But the father’s encouragement went much deeper and farther than that.

He built a Halloween costume that looks like the lunar lander and also an astronaut costume for Charlie’s two year old sister.

Charlie (age 5) is the lunar module itself, and her little sister Ellie (age 2) is an astronaut. Charlie enters the costume by crawling underneath and there is a pair of shoulder straps that she uses to lift the entire costume. The costume looks heavier than it is — it’s almost entirely made of foam and foamboard. The front hatch magnetically closes and magnetically stays open, and doubles as a candy sample input port. The ascent stage (top part) separates from the descent stage (bottom part with landing pads) as you’ll see below.

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Posting Schedule.

With Brevard County missing the blunt of what could have been a horrific impact of hurricane Dorian (which was at one point in time tracking dead on to land as a high Cat 4 between Melbourne and Palm Bay,) we are going to chill out the rest of the week.

As of this writing some of our staff are without power (nothing major – just irritating) as well as the fact that with preparing for Dorian, helping people to prepare for the storm, and just the overall stress of a storm coming our way, we are going to chill probably until Sunday as far as hard content is concerned. We have a couple of interesting posts in the queue ready to go. Until then, we are going to sit back, relax, watch the kids play for a day, and revel in what is import – family, loved ones and friends.

Until Sunday or Monday, we will continue to post “fluff” posts. (After all, we had enough of those posts to take us into October, so we might as well use them at some point.)

Hope all of the people who read and follow Raised on Hoecakes that were in the path or near the path of Dorain are okay, suffered minor, if any damage, and are starting to take down windows coverings etc, are doing well.

Thanks.

A. Afterwit.

Baltimore Sun Attacks Clean Up Effort.

Volunteers clear an alley strewn with trash near Fulton Ave Monday morning. They were inspired to come out and help by Scott Presler, a Republican activist who organized the cleanup via Twitter. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

The Baltimore Sun editorial board came out with a editorial that basically slammed the clean up effort of people in West Baltimore.

We assume it was pure motives that led a Trump supporter to launch a cleanup in Cummings’ district, right?

It made for good photos, compelling videos and catchy Twitter hashtags. A group of conservatives rolled their pickup trucks into one of West Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods Monday for a cleanup day. Loaded down with trash bags and shovels, they cleared alleyways of old tires, food containers, paper and other debris. They pulled up weeds and cut away overgrown grass. The group posted before and after pictures on social media showing their progress.

The effort was organized by pro-Trump activist Scott Presler. He claimed the event was not political. Yes, he was inspired to come by tweets from President Donald Trump describing the area, represented by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, as a “rodent infested mess.” But the visit wasn’t about showing support or animosity for either man, he said.

Call us skeptical.

This is an interesting perspective. Assume for a moment that the Sun is right – that the clean up was politically motivated by Trump’s description of the area. If that is the case, shouldn’t the opposite have occurred as well? Shouldn’t the people in the district have shown support for Cummings and get out there and prove Trump wrong? Where were the supporters of Cummings running out of their homes to support the effort? Shouldn’t that have happened if the only motivation of people is “political?”

Look, we appreciate anyone who is willing to roll up their sleeves to help Baltimore. More than 170 people came from all over the country and cleaned up nearly 12 tons of trash, according to Mr. Presler’s Twitter feed. He doesn’t post any photos of the totality of the trash, so we’ll have to take his word for it.

Please notice the above picture taken by Baltimore Sun photographer Jerry Jackson, who apparently went to the West Baltimore scene to photo-document the clean up. If there are no pictures of the “totality of the trash,” isn’t that on the Sun, and not on the people cleaning up?

The editorial board then attacks this tweet by Pressler.
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