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21 hours ago, LarryE said:

I have a race Sunday.

Only going to be 70. May have to cancel.

Speaking of sissies canceling races, the Valentines Day Massacre Regatta was cancelled last weekend. I got the news when I showed up at the boat ramp to launch my boat, which was to be the RC boat. It was blowing a steady 12 but forecasts for gusts up to around 20 scared them off. Really? The main fleet participating were the Harbor 20's, which should be able to handle that easily. They were to race in a kinda exposed part of the harbor and I could see the Sunfish fleet calling it a day after a race or two if the wind really came up, but the Harbor 20's and the 420's really have no excuse. They were talking about rescheduling for 2/27 since the race is part of a series. Forecast at the moment looks great for that day.

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9 minutes ago, Pedagogical Tom said:

Speaking of sissies canceling races, the Valentines Day Massacre Regatta was cancelled last weekend. I got the news when I showed up at the boat ramp to launch my boat, which was to be the RC boat. It was blowing a steady 12 but forecasts for gusts up to around 20 scared them off. Really? The main fleet participating were the Harbor 20's, which should be able to handle that easily. They were to race in a kinda exposed part of the harbor and I could see the Sunfish fleet calling it a day after a race or two if the wind really came up, but the Harbor 20's and the 420's really have no excuse. They were talking about rescheduling for 2/27 since the race is part of a series. Forecast at the moment looks great for that day.

Remember that the sum of the ages of the skipper & crew in the Harbor 20 fleet starts at 130 and surpasses 160.  

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30 minutes ago, Fat Point Jack said:

Remember that the sum of the ages of the skipper & crew in the Harbor 20 fleet starts at 130 and surpasses 160.  

And the boat is designed with that in mind. They have the greatest class rule I've ever seen: participants must have and use the factory cockpit cushions. Though I did note a few violations last year. They're all pretty good sailors, some more than just pretty good. I still think it was a fine day to race those boats with their cotton topped crews, not really all that different from last year.

 

 

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On 2/18/2021 at 2:55 PM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

going to be 60* on sunday,  unfortunately, I don't think the lake ice will be thawed yet..

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visited the club today,    ice is around 4"-6"s thick...  it'll be mid week, if the boat is still floating, before sailing..

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On 2/18/2021 at 3:06 AM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis threatened Wednesday to withhold or transfer COVID vaccines from counties that criticize the state’s distribution plan.

DeSantis was responding to criticism after allocating 3,000 extra vaccines for wealthy west Florida areas, including a planned community that is owned by the family of one of his campaign donors, the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

the pop-up clinic was placed inside Lakewood Ranch, which has a median yearly household income of nearly $90,000, the Herald reported. The site was scheduled to vaccine 1,000 people each day from Wednesday to Friday.

Lakewood Ranch is owned by the Uihlein family. Dick Uihlein donated $900,000 to DeSantis’ campaign in 2018 and 2019

Don't worry, immunity, like wealth, trickles down.

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On 2/19/2021 at 6:04 AM, Fat Point Jack said:

Remember that the sum of the ages of the skipper & crew in the Harbor 20 fleet starts at 130 and surpasses 160.  

Every race day, there's probably a half dozen or so H 20s passing by our house.  I'd say that age range is pretty accurate. 

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On 1/24/2021 at 12:52 PM, Willin' said:

After seeing some of Sol's pix from Key West I decided to search out campground rates in the keys. My wife has never been to Florida and despite my reluctance to ever go there again, this particular winter seemed like a good time to be a little flexible since we're locked down inside the States.

JFC!!!! Prices starting at the mid $130s/night and up from there... to park our little camper...to sleep in our own unit... are you fucking shitting me?

Never mind. Flexibility off! Your dead to me Florida.

I told her to just hang on, we'll save that money and explore Barbados and the Grenadines for a month when the blockade is lifted.

the keys are just fucking stupid expensive.. gulf coast isn't so bad for a little camper. 

 

in 1977 I lived at Boyds Campground on Stock Island in a little hut I built out of cinder blocks and the camper shell off the back of my J10 truck. 

had a little tv, mini fridge and a window shaker a/c unit in a wall.. stayed there for 5 months for like 100/mo

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36 minutes ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

the keys are just fucking stupid expensive.. gulf coast isn't so bad for a little camper. 

 

in 1977 I lived at Boyds Campground on Stock Island in a little hut I built out of cinder blocks and the camper shell off the back of my J10 truck

had a little tv, mini fridge and a window shaker a/c unit in a wall.. stayed there for 5 months for like 100/mo

In 1977 the J10 pickup must have been new-ish?

Is this one for the thread on "cars to own" that you wish you never sold?   

Probably rusted badly while sitting on the beach though...

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14 minutes ago, Windward said:

In 1977 the J10 pickup must have been new-ish?

Is this one for the thread on "cars to own" that you wish you never sold?   

Probably rusted badly while sitting on the beach though...

it was a couple years old when I bought it. definitely in the "wish I hadn't sold it" group. 

that mother fucker could go places you could drag a rope when it was bone stock. 

I put the biggest tires I could fit in the wheel wells on it when I left FL for a cruise around the country. 

From FL I was headed to out to the left coast to watch Mt St Helens blow up, stopped in CO to do some skiing, for a couple months then St Helens shot her load so I stayed there for a while. Never made it west of Copper Mt. Came back east and sorta stayed here.... That truck was stolen from in front of my parents house in 1982. jacked by a bunch of kids who went on a crime spree thru our neighborhood and used it to haul their loot back down to Harrisonburg, VA... State popo found it on the side of the road. 

The tape player had eaten a Lynyrd Skynard tape and they beat the dashboard in with a ball peen hammer. truck was never the same after that.... 

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13 hours ago, Jules said:
On 2/19/2021 at 6:04 AM, Fat Point Jack said:

Remember that the sum of the ages of the skipper & crew in the Harbor 20 fleet starts at 130 and surpasses 160.  

Every race day, there's probably a half dozen or so H 20s passing by our house.  I'd say that age range is pretty accurate. 

Keep an eye out this morning. The make-up race for the one that was cancelled is today. I'm heading down to get my 'toon boat ready for race committee service in a few minutes. Looks like another Chamber of Commerce day.

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Florida Woman, upset about the lies being spread about the Capital Riot, wrote the local paper to give us the facts.

The police officer who died after being hit by a fire extinguisher, "died at the hospital from an allergic reaction to some type of spray."

And you thought Florida Man was the only genius residing here...

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1 hour ago, Jules said:

Florida Woman, upset about the lies being spread about the Capital Riot, wrote the local paper to give us the facts.

The police officer who died after being hit by a fire extinguisher, "died at the hospital from an allergic reaction to some type of spray."

And you thought Florida Man was the only genius residing here...

Yep. I heard this one just yesterday from  a FL man who happens to live in NC. Another said he died of a stroke. I pointed out that I actually saw the guy laying on the ground being hit with a flagstaff, which I considered a contributing factor. Guessing Faux News cut that part for its watchers. Couldn't budge these guys.

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https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/brian-sicknick-fire-extinguisher/

 

CNN additionally reported:

According to one law enforcement official, medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true.

Sicknick’s brother, Ken Sicknick, told the non-profit news outlet ProPublica that Brian Sicknick’s family had been informed the officer had suffered a stroke resulting from a blood clot. (The term “stroke” means an event in which blood flow to the brain is interrupted, resulting in brain cell death.) Ken Sicknick also said his brother told him in a text message sent before he collapsed that he had been hit with bear spray wielded by rioters. 

There isn’t enough information from official sources available at this time to state either way what the cause and manner of Sicknick’s death was, or what mechanisms contributed to it. We will update this story with further information when it becomes available.

 

 

 

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22 hours ago, Pedagogical Tom said:

Keep an eye out this morning. The make-up race for the one that was cancelled is today. I'm heading down to get my 'toon boat ready for race committee service in a few minutes. Looks like another Chamber of Commerce day.

The Chamber came through again. February racing in FL can be tough. Some of the racers had to wear long sleeves. You know, for sun protection.

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Does cause of death really matter here? I think not and I saw Sicknick or someone dressed like him beaten with the flagstaff on national fucking tv. I don't have or want cable. Bottom line is on Tuesday, 1/5 he was OK. Wednesday he fought with Nazis at work. On Thurs he died. Quite the coincidence.

Apologies for how this spilled over. I'm finished. 

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6 hours ago, Blue Crab said:

Does cause of death really matter here? I think not and I saw Sicknick or someone dressed like him beaten with the flagstaff on national fucking tv. I don't have or want cable. Bottom line is on Tuesday, 1/5 he was OK. Wednesday he fought with Nazis at work. On Thurs he died. Quite the coincidence.

Apologies for how this spilled over. I'm finished. 

He had a Stroke. Does Bear Spray cause strokes?  Just asking.

https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm

  • Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke.2
  • Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.2
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Scientists in Florida have confirmed that there’s a new breed of mosquito in town that can carry a very dangerous set of diseases, including yellow fever. And while it’s only in two counties in the state right now, a new paper indicates that its range could spread across the Sunshine State.

The new mosquito is known as Aedes scapularis, and its usual habitat is the tropics, ranging all over Central America and down to portions of South America and into the Caribbean. There’s only one recorded instance of it making it to Florida, though, when larval samples were found in the middle of the Florida Keys in 1945.

But in 2019, entomologists at the University of Florida found specimens of this skeeter during a sample collection in the Everglades.

 

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15 hours ago, Navig8tor said:

Dem eyes look like they are planning a demise.....

She needs an AR 15

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10 hours ago, Elegua said:

Almost finished my second year here in Florida.

I think overall I like the Summer better. 

You may need a catscan my friend......

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23 minutes ago, Jkdubz808 said:

You may need a catscan my friend......

Possibly. I've lived in a tropical climate for 30+ years overseas, so I don't mind the heat so much. I like that I see some of the same flora and fauna.  But, I enjoy it when parking at Publix stops being a demolition derby. My biggest fear is that this time they will stay all year. Hopefully a hurricane and a hot Summer weed the weaklings out.  

Maybe once I get my vaccine, I hope to get more involved in the sailing community. All Summer there is a nice 5-10kt breeze most evenings. Perfect for something like a snipe. 

 

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14 hours ago, Elegua said:

Possibly. I've lived in a tropical climate for 30+ years overseas, so I don't mind the heat so much. I like that I see some of the same flora and fauna.  But, I enjoy it when parking at Publix stops being a demolition derby. My biggest fear is that this time they will stay all year. Hopefully a hurricane and a hot Summer weed the weaklings out.  

Maybe once I get my vaccine, I hope to get more involved in the sailing community. All Summer there is a nice 5-10kt breeze most evenings. Perfect for something like a snipe. 

 

Did the same. Came back to NZ and one day the humidity was heading towards 80%. My fellow Kiwis were moaning about how bad it was. :lol:

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9 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

snipe?  FTS...   pick up an MC Scow and save your knees...

MC scow looks interesting but I'd like something double handed. 

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On 4/1/2021 at 12:29 AM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

they are dbl handed, usually in air above 10-12

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Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency on Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond at the old Piney Point phosphate mine threatened to burst a system that stores water polluted with radioactive materials.

Officials evacuated homes and closed off a highway near the large reservoir in the Tampa Bay area, north of Bradenton. Residents a mile north and a half-mile south of the pond received an alert via text saying to leave the area immediately because collapse was “imminent”.

well that's a little more serious..

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It seems that the Space/ Time Continuum has shifted radically in Florida.

Our Governor, Ron DeSantis, in now arguably the best Governor in the Nation.

He is definitely not living up to the high standards of a Floriduh Man!  

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more water fun in Florida: Keep up the good work Ron DeSnake

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A health advisory was issued Friday for the vicinity of the St. Lucie Lock and Phipps Park after water samples showed the presence of blue-green algae.

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County initiated the advisory following water tests by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

SPECIAL COVERAGE: Protecting Paradise

The FDOH said the sampling was conducted in the area of the C44 S80 St. Lucie Lock, discovering low toxin levels.

Health officials recommend residents and visitors avoid contact with algae.

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2 hours ago, Charlie Foxtrot said:


It seems that the Space/ Time Continuum has shifted radically in Florida.

Our Governor, Ron DeSantis, in now arguably the best Governor in the Nation.

He is definitely not living up to the high standards of a Floriduh Man!  

DeSantis is the poster child for Floriduh Man.

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On 3/31/2021 at 9:30 PM, Elegua said:

MC scow looks interesting but I'd like something double handed. 

 

Unless you're a pretty big guy, it will be difficult to right a flipped, beamy, MC Scow singlehandedly......  I'm 160 lbs, and doubt I could do it...  And, I'm not gonna try, and tempt fate! :wacko:

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3 hours ago, Not for nothing said:

more water fun in Florida: Keep up the good work Ron DeSnake

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A health advisory was issued Friday for the vicinity of the St. Lucie Lock and Phipps Park after water samples showed the presence of blue-green algae.

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County initiated the advisory following water tests by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

SPECIAL COVERAGE: Protecting Paradise

The FDOH said the sampling was conducted in the area of the C44 S80 St. Lucie Lock, discovering low toxin levels.

Health officials recommend residents and visitors avoid contact with algae.

Well shit, I was gonna do some sandbar days in a few weeks.  Will have to keep an eye on it.

6 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

 

Unless you're a pretty big guy, it will be difficult to right a flipped, beamy, MC Scow singlehandedly......  I'm 160 lbs, and doubt I could do it...  And, I'm not gonna try, and tempt fate! :wacko:

In decent breeze a MC is a handful, even for an ex-Finn sailor (6'3" 230 lbs).  Definitely a prominent fleet in the middle of the state, but not so much on the coasts.  I've got my eye on doing a complete rebuild of an old Flying Scot for me and the bowgirl.

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24 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

 

Unless you're a pretty big guy, it will be difficult to right a flipped, beamy, MC Scow singlehandedly......  I'm 160 lbs, and doubt I could do it...  And, I'm not gonna try, and tempt fate! :wacko:

I'm not much more than you. So, good point. Anyway, I'm on the East Coast. 

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30 minutes ago, Elegua said:

I'm not much more than you. So, good point. Anyway, I'm on the East Coast. 

I don't know what the weight limit is for MC Scows, and if it's enforced?  We sometimes sail with 4, instead of 3, on the Etchell's, when it's blowing above 15 kts or so.....

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4 hours ago, billy backstay said:

 

Unless you're a pretty big guy, it will be difficult to right a flipped, beamy, MC Scow singlehandedly......  I'm 160 lbs, and doubt I could do it...  And, I'm not gonna try, and tempt fate! :wacko:

it's not that big of a boat

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A naval mine washed up onto the shore of a Florida beach early Sunday morning, shutting down the area while the bomb squad cleared the scene.

A deputy on patrol discovered the “possible explosive training device” around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy called in the BSO Bomb Squad, which discovered that the mine had “inert” painted on the side.

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4 hours ago, Rum Runner said:

Here is a lengthy video from a meeting of the Manatee County board that deals with these things, and the company guy in charge of the effort to forestall the disaster.  The vid was made on 1 April, so it isn't terribly current but it gives you a good idea of what's going on. 

One of the biggest takeaways is that this isn't the first crisis there. But you know, Floriduh. 

The gent from the company responsible is a bit stressed.

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Can't be the companies fault - capitalism means that no company would do anything that might fuck up the public - that would hurt their customers and their business.

Just ask JerKZ how that works.

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Power restored to Lower Keys after sailboat hits transmission lines on Seven Mile Bridge

 
 
Power restored to Lower Keys after sailboat hits transmission lines on Seven Mile Bridge
 
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(WSVN) - Power has been restored in the Lower Keys.

Some 30,000 customers lost electricity after a 32-foot sailboat hit transmission lines near the south side of the Seven Mile Bridge, Monday morning.

Rescue crews were able to safely remove those on board the boat.

 
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Maybe this should be in PA, But the 1st amend is not in Florida, Join a Hoa and you lose rights, You lose the right to protest as the governor sign a bill that you can illegally run people in groups of 3 or more 

Now the sheriffs are telling you how to vote , 

A sheriff in Florida told new residents at a press conference on Monday that they are welcome in the state, but they'd better not "vote the stupid way" like they did when they lived up north. The sheriff made the comment while standing next to Republican Governor Ron DeSantis as he signed a bill that destroys the First Amendment rights of Florida residents.

Talk about Nazi Germany and Desanta wants to be next furher  

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Two Florida police officers were busted this week after authorities accused them of writing dozens of bogus traffic tickets, including some that went to drivers who were never pulled over.

In some cases, the two motorcycle cops used fake names combined with actual information from vehicles they chose to target during the scheme, which happened last year in Hialeah, just north of Miami, officials said Wednesday.

Suspects Armando Perez and Ernesto Arias-Martinez were arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple counts of official misconduct, a third-degree felony, and falsifying public records, a first-degree misdemeanor.

 

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On 4/21/2021 at 12:42 PM, Not for nothing said:

Maybe this should be in PA, But the 1st amend is not in Florida, Join a Hoa and you lose rights, You lose the right to protest as the governor sign a bill that you can illegally run people in groups of 3 or more 

Now the sheriffs are telling you how to vote , 

A sheriff in Florida told new residents at a press conference on Monday that they are welcome in the state, but they'd better not "vote the stupid way" like they did when they lived up north. The sheriff made the comment while standing next to Republican Governor Ron DeSantis as he signed a bill that destroys the First Amendment rights of Florida residents.

Talk about Nazi Germany and Desanta wants to be next furher  

DeSantis does seem to have plans to take his "Florida Man" skills to the whitehouse.

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1 hour ago, bridhb said:

DeSantis does seem to have plans to take his "Florida Man" skills to the whitehouse.

Posted in PA, appropriate here.

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Republicans in Florida have stepped up their assault on what they call “Marxist professors and students” in the state’s public universities and colleges with a bill that encourages the reporting of lecturers perceived to be stifling “viewpoint diversity” on campus.

The bill, currently awaiting the signature of the Florida governor and Donald Trump ally Ron DeSantis, will allow students to make recordings of lectures without their professors’ consent, and present them as evidence of political bias.

 

It requires all 40 of Florida’s state-funded institutions of postsecondary education to conduct an annual survey of faculty and students to establish how well intellectual freedoms are protected on campus; and to “shield” students from efforts to limit their “access to, or observation of, ideas and opinions that they may find uncomfortable, unwelcome, disagreeable, or offensive.”

Any institution that blocks a student’s access to such “expressive activities”, the definition of which includes the content of lectures as well as “all forms of peaceful assembly, protests and speeches,” exposes itself to legal action, the new bill states.

Opponents say the shield clause, a late addition to the bill’s text as it worked its way through Florida’s Republican-dominated legislature, opens the door for white supremacist or other rightwing hate groups.

“As we saw in Charlottesville, if you give them an opening like that they will come,” Dr Karen Morian, the president of the united faculty of Florida (UFF) union of more than 20,000 educators, said. “And if it’s at FAMU [the historically black Florida agricultural and mechanical university] and they think they’re going to be able to intimidate black college students, they will come. That’s actually pretty scary.”

Morian said the clause allowing the clandestine recording of lectures is also problematic, despite the insistence by the bill’s defenders that educators have no right of privacy in a publicly-funded institution.

“It carves out our classrooms as a public space, whereas in actuality the general public cannot walk through it during class,” she said. “They can walk across the campus, or from the parking lot to the office, that’s public space. But my classroom has never been read as a public space.”

The Florida bill appears to align with the position of rightwing student activist groups such as Turning Point USA, which has long railed against what it sees as the left’s domination of campuses nationwide and maintains an online watchlist of radical professors who “advance leftist propaganda in the classroom”.

The politicians who shaped the Florida law acknowledge there is no evidence that political bias is a problem in the state’s 12 public universities and 28 publicly-funded colleges, but argue that legislation is needed to find out if it exists. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of the Florida governor and Donald Trump ally Ron DeSantis

“We have a lot of anecdotal evidence of largely conservative students feeling very uncomfortable sharing their viewpoints in university classrooms, they’re getting shut down,” said the state congressman Alex Andrade, a co-sponsor of the bill.

“It’s a common joke [among] conservative students that they have to tailor some of their essays to make them more progressive or left-leaning to get a better grade. When there’s at least anecdotal evidence that people are concerned about action against them for their political viewpoints it’s an issue we’d like to collect some data on.”

Opponents say there is no need for the law and state that mechanisms already exist for students to report offensive or egregious behavior by lecturers. “It’s based on national news reports and not related to any incidents in Florida,” Yale Olenik, an attorney and legislative specialist at the Florida Education Association, told lawmakers at a February hearing. “Florida’s colleges and universities are not reporting issues, students are not complaining.”

Andrade rejected the criticism. “Anytime a university professor is afraid of information that potentially makes them look bad, they translate ‘the solution in search of a problem’ because university professors have a pretty bad habit of always being right,” he said.

“This is just a strict collection of data related to people’s concerns about their viewpoints, whether progressive or conservative, being held against them on college campuses.”

The law’s architect, the state congressman Spencer Roach, did not respond to the Guardian’s request for comment but in a tweet when the bill passed the Florida senate earlier this month he framed the bill as a “protection of intellectual diversity”.

“Freedom of speech is an unalienable right, despite what Marxist professors and students think,” he wrote.

Democrats who voted against the bill pointed to a series of aggressive educational manoeuvres that Republican lawmakers have attempted during Florida’s current legislative session, which ends next week.

Politicians backed down on a proposal to withhold scholarships from students pursuing degree courses they perceived as liberal, but are still advancing plans to end guaranteed funding for certain scholarships and tie their availability instead to the vagaries of state budgets.

This week, the Florida house voted to expand a school choice program that critics say strips money and resources from public schools and sends taxpayer money to private institutions with discriminatory practices.

“I’m not surprised that Republicans are hobbling public education from kindergarten to college because they are afraid of educated voters,” the state representative Omari Hardy said.

“Republicans have done poorly in recent years with college-educated voters, which has fed their belief and fear that colleges have become indoctrination camps. They believe college students are these frail and fragile intellectual creatures but there’s no data showing that professors are indoctrinating their students.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/25/florida-bill-record-professors-universities

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2 hours ago, bridhb said:

DeSantis does seem to have plans to take his "Florida Man" skills to the whitehouse.

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Alligator Filmed Strolling Through Parking Lot at Publix in Fort Myers | Southern Living

Think we'll need a bigger pickup!

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22 minutes ago, Not for nothing said:

Toxic algae at the Pahokee Marina on April 30, 2021

This is what happens when those goddam big-city libby-rulls bring their intrusive environmental regulations into God's country!

- DSK

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3 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

This is what happens when those goddam big-city libby-rulls bring their intrusive environmental regulations into God's country!

- DSK

blame big sugar , which has been screwing up Dog's country long before big city libby's, 

actually it's gotten worst since the Repul's have been running the state 

also wasn't carpet bagger Drump from the big city ?

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5 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

This is what happens when those goddam big-city libby-rulls bring their intrusive environmental regulations into God's country!

- DSK

i believe the cause is all the green lawns and golf courses everyone insists on...    also frumps repeal of the clean water rule which regulated what could be dumped into the water since his golf courses were some of the biggest chemical polluters..

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On 4/5/2021 at 1:38 PM, SloopJonB said:

Can't be the companies fault - capitalism means that no company would do anything that might fuck up the public - that would hurt their customers and their business.

Just ask JerKZ how that works.

Yes. They always take care. They sure do, and it protects all of us.

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20 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

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Needs to be in the California thread

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A Florida mother and her teenage daughter each face up to 16 years in prison after rigging a high school homecoming court competition, officials announced on Tuesday. The daughter who, was 17 when the crime took place, recently turned 18 and will be tried as an adult. 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/emily-grover-florida-homecoming-hack/

 

 

first hanging chads,  now this....

 

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1 hour ago, Marcjsmith said:

A Florida mother and her teenage daughter each face up to 16 years in prison after rigging a high school homecoming court competition, officials announced on Tuesday. The daughter who, was 17 when the crime took place, recently turned 18 and will be tried as an adult. 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/emily-grover-florida-homecoming-hack/

 

 

first hanging chads,  now this....

 

Just shows you that people in FL don't believe in democracy. 

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WTF is a high school homecoming court competition?

And does it matter enough to bring in the criminal law system?

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2 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

WTF is a high school homecoming court competition?

And does it matter enough to bring in the criminal law system?

Basically a beauty/popularity contest...

Mom was a principal and used her credentials to access school records.  That’s the rub.... digital fingerprint never lies

 

The mother-daughter-duo were arrested and booked at Escambia County Jail on one count each of offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices, a third-degree felony; unlawful use of a two-way communications device, a third-degree felony; criminal use of personally identifiable information, a third-degree felony; and conspiracy to commit these offenses (a 1st degree misdemeanor).  

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On 5/1/2021 at 4:46 PM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

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^^^^^ THIS!

On 5/2/2021 at 1:24 PM, pbd said:

Needs to be in the California thread

It could be said for a number of states.

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One white vote and only one news channel , sounds like Nazi germany to me

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs elections bill in West Palm Beach

'Florida, your vote counts,' DeSantis tells Fox News after signing bill
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5 hours ago, Not for nothing said:

One white vote and only one news propaganda channel , sounds like Nazi germany to me

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs elections bill in West Palm Beach

'Florida, your vote counts,' DeSantis tells Fox News after signing bill

FTFY

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4 hours ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Quebecois? 

Guy's brother?

Using the cell phone excuse for DUI is a bit of a reach, certainly.

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