As we write this, it is late on Wednesday evening and the City Council meeting for Satellite Beach has ended.
We will have a full recap and our impressions on the meeting tomorrow, but we wanted to give you a heads up that we will discuss “Schechter bucks” and the idea behind them.
We also want to remind people that Councilman Lloyd French is having a “Town Hall” meeting at 6:00 PM tonight, Thursday August 16, 2012 in the Scotty Culp Civic Center. You can sneak out of that meeting for the 7:00 PM meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board in the Council chambers where signs of all kinds are on the agenda. This is a free speech issue to us and we will have a presence there.
Finally, late in the meeting tonight, City Clerk Leonor Olexa was multi-tasking heavily as the Council was dealing with appointments to different local city boards. Ms. Olexa was trying to keep track of who was eligible for the boards as that is her responsibility, as well as recording the minutes of the meeting. She was doing her usual unnoticed and often unappreciated job when she made a slight error.
We don’t remember exactly who said what or what board the Council was appointing people to, but the conversation went something like this:
VICE MAYOR RHODES: I nominate Joe Smith for the Whatever Board.
COUNCILMAN BILLMAN: I second the nomination.
MAYOR FERRANTE: Any public discussion? None? Okay, Leonor… (more…)
Oct 4, 2011
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One of the sites that we like to visit is “F My Life.”
Fmylife.com is a collection of everyday anecdotes and stories likely to happen to anyone and everyone, sent to us exclusively by our users, which we then publish on the site. This is a space where you can let it all out and unwind by sharing the little things that screw with your day, and maybe realize that you are not alone in experiencing day-to-day crap. There now, don’t you feel better?
While reading today, we came across the following.
Today, while riding in the car with my mother, we got into an argument at which point she pulled the vehicle over, took the key out of the ignition and used it to turn off the passenger airbag. She then continued driving in silence.
Mom knows how to send a message.
Aug 5, 2011
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. . . is not so much that they destroy jobs, but that in at least 50 of 57 states you can’t conduct transactions in Austrian, making it difficult to withdraw enough cash to spread the wealth around to Midwesterners, who then become bitter and cling to guns and religion and antipathy toward people who aren’t like your doctor, who you can keep (if you like him) but you probably won’t because for extra cash he unnecessarily performs tonsillectomies and amputates the feet of people from Kansas, where a while back 10,000 were killed by a tornado that also air-raided villages and killed civilians in Afghanistan, from which we need to begin withdrawing troops by July so we can use the funds to save or create jobs for people who don’t use air pressure gauges to keep the tires on their cash-for-clunkers car properly inflated, requiring them to buy more gas than they otherwise would at $3.84 a gallon and thereby reducing their disposable income and causing them not to buy consumer products, resulting in slower GDP growth that can only be jumpstarted by another round of stimulus spending so the economy won’t go into a double-dip recession that would result in layoffs and a higher unemployment rate than we had even after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that everyone knows was George Bush’s fault.
Economics is hard.
Quote of the Day
There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God. — John Calvin