01.02.19- Louis C. K. - indelicate, but right
He’s not the most popular of public figures these days, but that doesn’t mean his assertions in his new act are incorrect. While Louis C. K. recovers from a #metoo issue in his past, he’s developing new material and some of it centers on the high school shooting in Parkland last year.
In recordings leaked from his appearances the comedian is heard (using vulgar language) questioning the viability and credibility of child victims of Parkland in the gun control and school safety debate.
He points out that it is upside down for traumatized children to be telling adults what to say and how to act. He laments that they have testified in front of congress and been considered for input in legislation for protecting schools.
While Louis C. K. was indelicate and even vulgar in his words, they weren’t incorrect. Since when do we turn to traumatized children for advice on anything, much less something so important?
The answer is we don’t…at least that’s what the answer should be.
01.03.19- We dodged the Gillum bullet
Later this month the Florida Commission on Ethics will conduct a probable cause hearing on the activities of former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum.
Funding for trips to Costa Rica and New York City with lobbyists and an undercover FBI agent are in question as the trips surrounded the efforts of the agent to secure special consideration from elected officials for a building project in Tallahassee’s Community Redevelopment Area.
In addition to these actions the FBI agent, acting as a developer in his undercover capacity, funded a Gillum fundraising event for his future gubernatorial race.
Evidence provided to the commission was also provided to the press by one participant’s attorney. Looking at this evidence clearly shows Gillum’s participation.
Evidence in the FBI case is not yet public. Gillum has claimed to not be a target of the FBI. I’d guess that means he’s the first informant in.
In either case we dodged the Governor Gillum bullet in November.
01.04.19- 2018 still haunts (and costs) us
The New Year may be here, but 2018 is still haunting and costing Florida- big time!
The Florida Senate entered an agreement to pay a law firm representing Rachel Perrin Rogers nearly a million dollars to settle claims of sexual harassment by former Senator Jack Latvala and retaliation by the Senate itself after the complaints became public.
The $900,000 payoff was contingent on Perrin Rogers resigning from her job as a Senate staffer and apparently includes a non disclosure clause which caused Perrin Rogers to refer to her resignation letter when questioned.
This is sadly like the congressional slush fund that was recently outlawed by congress that has been used to pay off congressional misdeeds.
Jack Latvala and the Senate should be jointly responsible and guilty senators should be paying their own way instead of using taxpayer dollars!
Let’s see if we have any real leadership in Tallahassee to make that happen!