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Idiot Gets Banned From Ballparks For Life. It’s Not Enough.

This past Saturday, the Boston Red Sox were visiting their hated rivals, the New York Yankees.

After warming up in the bottom of the sixth inning, Boston left fielder Alex Verdugo tossed the ball he was warming up with into the stands toward a young kid in the stands.

We can only imagine how big the kid’s eyes must have gotten to see a major leaguer throwing a ball to him. It is the type of thing where kids will sleep with the ball, show their friends and family and anyone who will listen.
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Dear Palm Bay: Please Stop.

Dear Palm Bay,

It pains us in a way to have to write this because we know that in some way we contributed to it.

In our previous post discussing the ordinance on appointing / voting for a replacement to fill a vacant Council seat, we wrote:

(Oddly, the three Democrats voted for the proposal and the two Republicans voted against it.)

We wrote that because of all the statements by elected officials (even up on the dais Thursday night) who say that Republicans and conservatives are looking to strip people of their voting rights. (They aren’t but that is another story.) Part of our thought process in inserting that line was the idea that here in Palm Bay, it is not Republicans that are looking to limit people’s right to vote, but Democrats.

In the days since the meeting, we have seen more and more comments concerning “DemoRATS” and “ReTHUGlicans.”

(Somehow people think these are cute, and maybe for the first five or six billion times they were used, they were. Now they are just old and lacking any force or useful meaning.)

We were wrong to break this down along party lines. The City Council of Palm Bay is supposed to be a non-partisan legislative body. That means we aren’t supposed to be looking at electing Democrats or Republicans, but just plain people.
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We’re Not Sure We See This Ending Well.

The Delray Beach Police Department is proudly touting their latest vehicle added to their fleet.

It’s an ice cream truck.

The idea sounds great.
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Why the World Needs To Condemn Hezbollah.

We don’t usually discuss the middle east too much around here, but if this is true, the world should be outraged.

Also, if it is true, where is the media – specifically the American media – reporting on this?

Our intelligence revealed that Hezbollah has built a weapons warehouse just 25 meters from a school in the village of Ebba, Lebanon. Over 300 children attend this school. Hezbollah consistently embeds their military infrastructure inside of civilian areas like this. In contrast, the IDF takes every measure to reduce any harm to civilians when striking military targets. Hezbollah intends to use the ammunition stored in this warehouse against IDF soldiers and citizens of the State of Israel. We won’t let them.




PALM BAY: The Meeting.

This past Thursday, the City of Palm Bay held a regular meeting. As we said, the big issue was the procedure to appoint a replacement for Councilman Bailey, who has announced he is resigning.

(During the meeting Bailey said he was moving to a more rural setting and away from the urban life. A commenter here noted that Bailey had gotten a teaching job up in Alabama. If it is Bailey’s dream and in the best interest of his family to move away from Palm Bay, more power to him. We should all follow our dreams and take care of our family.)

At the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Medina made a motion to bring the agenda item on the ordinance more to the top of the agenda. Councilman Foster voted against that as well as another councilman who we could not identify.

With the council chambers being packed, and with over 200 people outside, the move made sense.

(It should be noted that the City ran out of comment cards for people to sign up to speak. Whether planned or by accident, running out of cards made it seem like the City Council didn’t want to hear more people than they had to.)
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BREAKING: Palm Bay Votes To Appoint A New Councilperson Until A Special Election Can Be Held.

Tonight the Palm Bay City Council voted to allow the Council to appoint an “interim” Council member until a special election can be held 75 – 180 days after the vacancy occurs.

Councilmen Felix, Foster and Johnson all voted for this while Councilman Bailey and Mayor Medina voted against it.

No one has owned up to bringing the proposed change in the agenda forward and it will likely stay forever hidden in the smokey back rooms of City Hall.

We’ll have more on this later.



Republican Women’s Network of South Brevard Weighs In On Palm Bay.

The Republican Women’s Network of South Brevard has made a statement encouraging members to show up to the Palm Bay City Council meeting tonight.

Attention members!
This is how we can make a difference in our local area
All Network members are encouraged to attend the Palm Bay City Council Meeting tonight July 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
The address is: 120 Malabar Rd.
Palm Bay, FL at the corner of Malabar and Minton Roads.

The purpose is to encourage the council NOT to change the ordinance regarding an upcoming vacancy and to allow the Palm Bay voters to elect the person to fill the upcoming vacant seat




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Palm Bay Can’t Vote?

Tonight at 7:00 PM, the Palm Bay City Council will meet in a regular meeting.

On the agenda is the ordinance that will allow the City Council to appoint a new Council member under all circumstances rather than the current ordinance that allows the people to vote if the remainder of the term that needs to be filled is longer than one year.

This is a change from the ordinance that has been in place for almost a decade.


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