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The Stupidity And Shortsightedness Of Randy Fine.

State Representative Randy Fine is at it again.

Like a dog unwilling to give up a bone, Fine is proposing that the school districts that did not go along with Governor DeSantis’ mask “no school masks mandate” lose upwards of $200 million in total funding.

Here in Brevard, that amount is over $4.5 million dollars that would be stripped from the state funds the Brevard County School District would receive.

The education budget proposed by Florida Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, removes money from the budgets of Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Indian River, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, Sarasota and Volusia to 55 school districts that did not impose mask mandates on students. Brevard would lose out on $4,502,342 under the proposed plan.

Fine’s plan places a “Putting Parents First” adjustment that reduces the budgets of the 12 districts by an amount equal to the salaries of about 16,000 administrators who make $100,000 or more per year. Fine called these people “bureaucrats” who are “administrating in a central office far removed from students and from schools.” Fine made the statementWednesday while discussing the budget at an Appropriations Committee meeting.

This move by Fine comes off as exactly what it is – a petty vindictive action.

Here’s why:
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“To Mock LGBTQ Restroom Equality”

A few weeks ago, we posted a TicTok video of a substitute teacher who claimed she was told she would not be teaching at a school because she said something concerning a child who “identified” as a “cat.”

Carrol County in Iowa and the Iowa State Education Association are disavowing a “rumor” that there are kitty litter boxes in school restrooms for those who do identify as animals.

The Carroll Community School District is denying rumors that they are providing litterboxes in their school bathrooms.

Carroll School Superintendent Casey Burlau sent a letter to students and parents Monday. He writes, “The rumor is that our schools have litter boxes in the restrooms to accommodate individuals who are self-identifying as animals. This is simply and emphatically not true.”
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It’s Back! Our Controversial Valentine’s Day Stance.

EDITOR’S NOTE: There are still people who don’t get what we are saying which is basically this: show the love of your life your love more than just on Valentine’s Day. It shouldn’t take one day a year for people to know that you love them.

Today is the day.

The worst holiday known to mankind is here: Valentine’s Day.

It is not that we think the idea of love and romance is a bad thing. We are all for it. (Nice to know, eh?)

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

But here’s the thing. Here is why we hate Valentine’s Day so much.
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Babylon Bee, The Freedom Convoy, And Justin Trudeau.

The folks over at the Babylon Bee are killing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his response to COVID, and just as importantly, his response to the “Freedom Convoy” that is protesting in Ottawa. Trudeau has refused to meet with the truckers to discuss the truckers’ concerns and gripes. Trudeau contracted COVID and left Ottawa, but didn’t designate a representative to talk to the truckers. In short, the government is saying “we don’t care what you think or feel, we are going to continue to do what we want in response to COVID.”

Those measures are questionable now as even with Trudeau being masked, triple vaccinated, etc., he still caught COVID and went into isolation.

But back to the Bee….
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“Ice Fishing Leads To Prostitution.” At Least Florida Doesn’t Have To Worry About That.

Hudson, Ohio is considering making Hudson’s Springs Lake open to ice fishing.

We have never understood the appeal of going out in the freezing cold, cutting a hole in the ice upon which you are standing, and dropping a baited hook, line and sinker into the hole in order to catch fish. We don’t get it, but lots of people do and they aren’t hurting anyone so we support them.

However, Mayor Craig Shubert of Hudson said he is opposed to opening the lake up to ice fishing as it will lead to prostitution.
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Dropping Mask Mandates Results In Media Whirling Dervish-like Spin.

When Republicans lessen or eliminate mask mandates, they are portrayed as evil, non-caring dictators. When Democrats lessen or eliminate mask mandates, they are seen as heroic and “following the science.”

If we could only harness the spin from the media, we could have an unlimited energy source.

Even White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki tried to spin the difference with head shaking, mind numbing results:
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In Baltimore Schools, Failing Is Passing.

Baltimore Schools CEO Sonja Santelises

Somehow we missed this one, but it came up as a suggestion after reading about the Cecil County Officer who saved a child from being struck by a car.

Baltimore students who failed classes this year will still pass, school board says

Baltimore students who failed classes during the 2020-2021 school year will still pass on to the next grade level, the city’s school board announced this week.

Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises made the announcement during a virtual Tuesday board meeting.
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The Stupid Is Strong In This One.

Brad Weitzel

Bradford Weitzel does not appear to be an person with a lot of brain cells.

Weitzel stole a car because he was looking for his car, left the stolen car on railroad tracks where it was hit and catapulted into a home (no one was hurt.) Weitzel wasn’t done. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office (Florida,) Weitzel continued his adventures:
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