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“Nobody’s Right If Everybody’s Wrong.”

It’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

For What Its Worth
– Buffalo Springfield

Another day, and more examples of ignorance and hypocrisy from elected officials.

The stage is set for a showdown between Florida’s Board of Education and 11 county boards, including Brevard County’s, over unsanctioned mask mandates in classrooms around the state.

The Brevard County School Board [and] the 10 others face potential punishment when the Florida Board of Education meets Thursday to consider sanctions against the rebel boards who have defied Gov. Ron DeSantis’ summertime executive order against school mask mandates. The boards went their own way as COVID-19 cases soared in classrooms at the start of the school year. And as the cases soared, so too did tensions between board members and opponents of mask requirements.

BREAKING NEWS: State Board Of Education Votes To Withhold Funds From Brevard Over Mask Mandate.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Thursday, the Florida State Board of Education met to consider disciplinary action against the 11 school districts that have mask mandates and so far has voted to withhold state funds to Orange, Brevard and Alachua county public schools equal to any amount of grants from the federal government.


School Board Clears The Room.

This past Tuesday, the Brevard School Board held a meeting to once again consider the mask issue for students and employees.

The meeting goes rather well with people being respectful of other’s comments and opinions made during the public comment portion of the meeting.

It was after the public comments that the fireworks started.

Brevard County Public Schools: We Won’t Hear You!

We always thought that the School Board was to help teach children, not act like them.

Fed up with people expressing their opinions in public meetings, the School Board looks to reign in comments from people:

The Brevard County School Board will soon vote on new rules aimed at taming its boisterous public comment period, which has sometimes extended meetings in recent months by hours and required intervention from security.

The rules would allow the board to shorten speaking times when large numbers of speakers are present, prevent speakers from raising signs during meetings and relegate non-agenda public comment until the end of the meeting without broadcasting it.


The Brevard County “Gestapo.”

Wayne Ivey is NOT the head of the “Gestapo.”

(EDITOR’S NOTE: We have been told that there might be some confusion as to whether we are saying that the Brevard County Deputies and therefore Wayne Ivey are or acted like the “Gestapo.” We want to make this clear because even though we say it in this post, some people are missing what we are saying. Claiming that Brevard County Deputies in their arrest of Janice Crisp were somehow, as she claims, “the Gestapo” is not only wrong, it is an insult to those who suffered at the hands of the real Gestapo during the Nazi Germany era. Crisp’s claim is factually wrong and morally reprehensible. Hopefully this clears up any comprehension issues.)

When we went back and reviewed the footage of the arrest of Janice Crisp and associate prior to a Brevard School Board meeting, we realized that we had missed something. Something which is important in our eyes.

As Crisp is being led away, she calls the officers the “Gestapo.”

From here on out, Crisp has lost the discussion and debate on masking or whatever point she was trying to make. One theoretical reason is what is called “Godwin’s law:”

This Was Inevitable.

Two people planning to speak against the Brevard Public Schools mask mandate were arrested and removed from the property before a Tuesday School Board meeting.

Janice Crisp, a conservative activist who staged a mask burning protest at the last School Board meeting, and an unidentified man were led away from the district headquarters in Viera in handcuffs before the 5:30 meeting and put in Brevard County Sheriff’s Office vehicles.

BREAKING: Brevard School Board Votes For Mask Mandate.

In an emergency meeting, the Brevard County School Board passed a mandate that will require masks on all school properties as well as buses.

The meeting lasted nearly four hours and featured and announced 142 public comments.

Board Chair Misty Belford was up to her old tricks of threatening people who made unflattering comments, but she never had to enforce that. Even so, her statement before comments is unConstitutional as it prevents people from saying what they want.

She did, however, clamp down on the incessant clapping between speakers and we support that. First, the clapping is disruptive to the meeting itself, and her clamping down is therefore not legal. Secondly, while not in this case, people can and often are intimidated by speaking out “against the crowd.” People who clap, hoot and holler may not be willing to let other peoples’ voices be heard or shut voices off.

Brevard County Schools To Host Meeting On Masks.

Today at 10 AM, the Brevard County School Board will host a meeting to discuss masks and other COVID responses within schools.

Emergency School Board Meeting Called for August 30th at 10:00 a.m.

Brevard School Board Calls Emergency Meeting to Discuss Face Mask Policy

Viera, FL – An emergency meeting has been scheduled to discuss BPS’s face mask policy, the Brevard School Board announced Saturday.

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