Perspectives and Dangerous Commentary

posted by Bill Mick - 

MY BABY WROTE ME A LETTER

Perspectives are interesting things.  They are what make my job so very interesting.  While appreciating different perspectives is one thing; understanding them is quite another.  For example two letter writers to Florida Today have taken on my thoughts on a couple of different issues.  One is on my sense of humor and my enjoyment of curling.  The other has more serious thought on running against Representative Bill Posey.  Today, I add insight the dissension.  Speaking of Curling, don’t tell me it isn’t Olympics worthy when over the weekend we learned that it now has its very own doping scandal!  It’s happening- driverless taxi’s are hitting the streets.  Would you take one?

The City of Melbourne took a dangerous path.  Council stuck its nose back in the EG Arts District mural flap.  We have another such example that the city should heed before getting into the censorship business in a district it allowed for the purpose that people now whine about.  I told you so.  Just last week after the Parkland school shooting, I said that it would be an excuse for schools to ask for more money rather than prioritize spending and programs.  We have the story.  Brevard will need to search for a County Attorney.  I hope this time they find one who has a grasp of ethics and legality. 

Should Governor Scott resign over the School shooting last week?  He’s calling for the FBI Director’s head, but Scott’s own state agencies missed opportunities to intercede before that tragic event.  Ricky lives in a big glass house and should keep his rocks to himself.  There were many warning signs missed before that event and there is plenty of blame to go around.  Should the state take a guilty plea from the shooter?  He’s willing to enter one IF the death penalty is off the table.  Is that a deal the state should make?  IT’s our web poll this week here on the web page.

THE STARTING BLOCK

My baby wrote me a letter- part 1

My baby wrote me a letter- part 2

What I said: last week’s MICKnuggets in print

Curling solidifies Olympics worthy status with doping scandal

Driverless taxis hit the streets (let’s hope that’s all they hit)

AROUND BREVARD

City’s nose back in EG Art District mural flap

Could Melbourne’s mural flap lead here?

Called it: Blackburn says more money needed for security

Knox retiring as County Attorney

Old Mel High project has funding issues

Pot store zoning back to commission

Downtown Melbourne hotel gets backing, nameplate

Torres: Palm Bay history says serve the cop!

AROUND FLORIDA

Should Governor Scott resign over DCF Parkland failings?

Warning signs missed in Parkland shooting

How the FBI handled the clues

Charges dismissed on local instagram threat

Cruz will plead guilty IF the death penalty is off the table

Clarence Thomas right on victimhood

AROUND THE COUNTRY

McDonalds cop policy not the model of consistency

Air Force Academy Dropping Standards?

Data privacy?  Not once you hit send

ICE during Trump v during Obama

At least one DREAMer gets it

NASA has moon budget…later

Draining the Swamp- a start on the 9th Circuit

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