Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85. She says she can keep working until at least 90. How do you like them apples? Saturday Night Live Comic Leslie Jones has some words for perpetually ready to be offended crowd. She says they are miserable and should learn to laugh. I agree. But even lifelong friends who disagree politically can’t get along…at least not where the public can see. Seems to me bringing down the Twitterverse would be a service to us all!
450 Florida gun owners are now without their guns. The legislature brought this on with provisions in the Stoneman-Douglas school safety law. One if its chief cheerleaders, State Representative Randy Fine, is bumbling his way into the County Commission race in District 4. Fine has funded a poorly crafted and out of context robocall against Commissioner Curt Smith that is at best a poor political ploy and at worst another example of Fine’s meddling in county business from his mountaintop in Tallahassee. He’s done the same with a letter on office letterhead asking State Attorney Phil Archer to initiate a criminal investigation on Smith for comments from the County Commission dais. I understand from legal corners that commentary by commissioners or officials during those regular reports are pretty much unassailable from that perspective. Has Fine noticed his partner in the anti-Smith drive, John Tobia, has done little but campaign against Smith from the dais since Tobia joined the commission? Is he going to call for THAT investigation? No, he won’t.
It will be a long campaigning month as these tactics are not secluded to the Fine, Tobia, Haridopolos, Brodeur crowd. The Putnam/DeSantis race for governor and the White/Moody Attorney General race continue to bring us lies and deception, just like several other races are. Thursdays INSIDER column has some thoughts on the conservative message being lost and how we just might get it back.
THE BATTING ORDER