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Randy Fine To Make Announcement On CRT While Violating The Rights Of Citizens.

On a day where we are discussing Critical Race Theory, State Representative Randy Fine is having a press conference where he will supposedly lay out documents concerning the Brevard County School system actually teaching CRT.

What documents Fine has will be interesting to see.

Fine’s “favorite” newspaper, the Florida Today, has continually reported that Governor’s DeSantis’ signing of the law banning critical race theory in public schools is unnecessary because no school district in this area is teaching CRT. If he has the goods on Brevard County Schools actively teaching CRT, the Florida Today should print a retraction and an apology. (We aren’t holding our breath for that to happen.)
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DeSantis Vacates Official’s Seat. Paging Randy Fine….

Gov. DeSantis declares vacant seat on Alachua County School Board following concerns about Diyonne McGraw’s residency

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Governor Ron DeSantis declared a vacant seat on the Alachua County School Board Thursday evening, following a lawsuit filed against school board member Diyonne McGraw, accusing her of running in the wrong district.

The Governor issued executive order 21-147 declaring the vacancy.
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What A Surprise – School Board Doesn’t Understand Basic Economics.

It appears that the Brevard School Board not only doesn’t understand the Constitution, the First Amendment, and the rights of people, but they have problems understanding basic laws of economics.

Mainly, if you are in a budget hole, don’t spend money.

The reason we bring this up is that the School Board gleefully announced that they were going to give each School District employee a one time bonus of $1000 for their efforts during COVID pandemic.

The Brevard County School Board announced Friday that all district employees would receive a $1,000 one-time “recognition payment” for “their unwavering commitment to making school year 2020-21 a success.”

According to a district news release, the School Board wanted to acknowledge the extra efforts of employees during the 2020-2021 school year, including teachers’ additional workload tackling hybrid learning; administrators’ extra hours contact tracing; and support staffs’ hard work providing customer service, meals, transportation and more.
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FAIL: School Board Responds To Claim Of Free Speech Violation.

One of our readers sent a copy / link to at least one of our posts (here and here) on the Brevard County School Board not understanding the law, and suppressing the rights of citizens. The reader sent the links / posts to District 5 Commissioner Kayte Campbell, who, after a few weeks, responded to our reader.

Campbell says in her response that other things had taken priority and she was late getting back to the reader. We understand things getting in the way as we have had issues here at Raised on Hoecakes recently. However, Campbell asks the reader to forward her response to us which the reader did.

We are going to keep the reader’s name out of this for a variety of reasons. They are not a public figure for the purposes of this discussion, and we won’t drag them into it.

Here is Campbell’s response:
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Brevard County School Board: Rules Don’t Apply To Our Speech.

Last Thursday, the Brevard County School Board held a meeting during which the sad, but interesting case of a teacher by the name of Allison Enright was discussed.

According to the Florida Today:

Allison Enright, a teacher at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School, disclosed her medical marijuana use when she took a drug test after an injury at work. A student shoved her on a flight of stairs after she corrected him for disobeying directional hallway rules designed to limit face to face contact to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enright said she had no idea her medication violated the district’s policy, which has not been updated since 2003, and says teachers can’t use “illegal drugs,” without specifically mentioning marijuana prescribed by a doctor.

Enright said she takes a pill containing THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, twice a day. Before taking medical marijuana, she said she took opiods and sometimes had to use a wheelchair due to several health conditions causing pain and weakness.

“I want to make it clear: I don’t do drugs,” Enright said, addressing the board during the public comment period. “I don’t smoke pot. I don’t get high. … I love teaching. It’s not just what I do, it’s who I am. I have been at a loss without my students and colleagues. Space Coast high is my family, and I want to go back. Please, let me go back home.”

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CARES Funds Go To County Employees Who Are On The Job And Being Paid.

Last Tuesday we watched as the Brevard County Commission presented grants from the Federal CARES funds that had been sent to the County.

According to the US Treasury Department:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the Trump Administration’s commitment to protecting the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for our American industries.

We want to take a small look at the proposals made by Commissioner Bryan Lober.
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Video Of Police Chase In Melbourne.

This is from a chase on November 2, 2020.

We are always amazed that people think they can get away from the police in something like a minivan / SUV.

Luckily no one was hurt in this chase which is totally on the driver who as you will see at the end of the video, is less than a model citizen.




Brevard County: Just Stop It.

The people that we are supposed to hold our nose and vote for are at it again.

This Photoshopped image has been making the rounds:

This appears to be part of an attack that we talked about the other day where State Representative Randy Fine had volunteered with the Boy Scouts. In that the Boy Scouts are in trouble for workers and volunteers sexually abusing young men and boys, a post was put up saying that if someone had any information about being abused by Fine, they should call a certain number.

Frankly, this is a disgusting thing to say or do. First, there is no indication that Fine did anything wrong. Secondly, it denigrates and cheapens the experiences of actual survivors of sexual abuse as it ties them into a cheap political attack. Third, Fine’s opponent Phil Moore has said he is not a part of this attack, but at the same time he has not condemned those who made the accusations and this Photoshopped image of called for them to stop.

On Friday, this post made the rounds from Randy Fine:
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