MICKnuggets: 07.09-13.18

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07.09.18- PROTESTER OR POLITICIAN- PICK ONE

There are numerous ways to be active in politics.  You can be a voter, a supporter, an activist and a protester, even.  But if you choose the latter, it would be wise to not choose being a politician. 

Understanding the issues of your race is important.   Protesting against those issues would be stupid, right?

Enter Brevard Democratic D-4 County Commission candidate Matt Fleming.  The fledgling candidate decided last weekend to protest at Cape Canaveral’s Comprehensive Health Services, the company running the Homeland Security facility for children in Homestead.

#1- You are running for a county office while protesting a county headquartered business, in essence protesting against Brevard jobs.

#2- This is a federal issue over which the office you seek has zero control.

You look stupid and as if you are out of touch on the issues of your campaign…

But don’t let us stop you…we needed to see this!

 

07.10.18- NO MATTER WHAT, THIS WAS COMING

 

The president has named Brett Kavanagh as his nominee to the Supreme Court.  And the world is melting down.

I am disgusted by the actions of Americans when we have political disagreement.  Even in the congress we are devoid of statesmen.  That’s sad.

Democrats had drafted their fierce opposition with plug and play announcements detracting from the nominee and it didn’t matter who got the nomination.  They were doing this no matter what.

The protesters were even worse.  They were already on the streets before the nomination was made ready to yell their lungs out just because it was President Trump making the pick.

Some were so violent that a FOX News crew retreated to their DC studio for coverage.

We just celebrated the nation’s 242nd birthday.  Politically, socially, we are still children.

Grow up, people!


07.11.18- Leave the socializing to the students

The University of Wyoming has a recruiting program using the slogan, “The World Needs More Cowboys.”  Since Cowboys is the mascot of the university it makes complete sense.

That is unless you are educated beyond your ability and believe the nickname makes nonwhite students feel bad.  Christine Porter is just such a professor at Wyoming.  She sees “cowboy” as white, macho, hetero and US born.

Apparently she doesn’t understand the idea of a mascot.  Are all FSU students Seminoles?  Or WVU students buckskin clothes, coonskin cap wearing, muzzle loader carrying Mountaineers?  Or all Florida Gators…gators?  Of course not!

But at Florida State they do have a “diversity dorm” where along with required classes and seminars, students live in a Social Justice Living-Learning environment.

How about this- how about these schools go back to teaching college courses and leave the socializing to the kids?  Apparently the kids are better at it!

 

07.12.18- Can the School Board negotiate my next contract?

I want the Brevard school board to negotiate my next contract!  After all, they decided to pay new Superintendent Mark Mullins his new salary for a full month before he takes the job!

Have you ever been paid for a month before you started a job?  Me neither!

Mullins has been the number two to Desmond Blackburn for Blackburn’s tenure.  Presumably there would be no one more qualified to take the reins of the district.

Mullins was paid $127,600 annually in the second seat.  He’ll jump to $210,000 before he actually gets control.  That’s almost $1600 a week or $6400 for a month for learning the job he should already know.

And there are bonuses if he wastes his time on becoming a certified superintendent through the education elitists’ prism of what good superintendents are.

The board could negotiate my next deal, but then again, mine aren’t paid with Monopoly money!

 

07.13.18- Governor, when you don’t know- it’s time to veto!

The past legislative session was not a particularly good one.  The Parkland shooting threw the end of the session into a panic and bad legislation was the result.

I’m not sure that was any different from the rest of the session.  The measure to protect public beach access seems to do quite the opposite and has confused even the governor.  HB 631 seems to have been hastily crafted and confounding to many.

In March the governor signed the bill that had huge support in both houses of the legislature. 

Thursday he issued an executive order that state agencies not enforce this law and urged that local governments do the same.

Hasty legislation is rarely good legislation and signing it into law without knowing the consequences specifically is just as bad an idea.

The veto pen, governor: when in doubt, whip it out! It beats contradicting yourself in a campaign season.

 

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