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Watch Out, I’m an Arab! How I Changed My Name and Pledged a Take-Over of Flagler County.

| September 3, 2014

Two local ex-candidates–Dennis McDonald and Mark Richter–have been insinuating to government officials that FlaglerLive Editor’s Arab background and name change are a security risk, and his failure to recite the pledge proof of his sinister sympathies.

“Derelict” Sheriff! Call In a Judge! Accuse Palm Coast of Larceny! Elections Supervisor Weeks Goes Unhinged.

| August 21, 2014

Though there’s been no issues with voting other than a very low turnout, Supervisor Kimberle Weeks has again fomented a major dispute out of minor, if any, problems, and frustrated the highest officials in a half dozen local government agencies and boards, going as far as implying that Sheriff Manfre should be arrested.

No PALs Allowed: A Mom’s Struggle With Flagler Schools’ Latest Dress-Code Absurdities

| August 30, 2013

Though her children could wear PAL jersey shirts on Spirit Fridays last year, Michelle Taylor was ordered to Bunnell Elementary School Friday morning to replace her two sons’ PAL shirts as the 1st and 2nd grade boys were pulled from class and made to sit in the office “as if they’d committed a crime,” Taylor says.

Florida Loses Out on Amazon Deal, and Up to 3,000 Jobs, Over Sales Tax Fumes

| May 16, 2013

In a statement issued Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration implied that if Amazon were to locate in Florida and begin collecting taxes, that would amount to a tax increase on Florida residents who use the popular shopping portal.

What an Ode to Farting, Drug-Dealing’s Benefits and the FCAT Have in Common

| January 27, 2013

A Matanzas High School student who wrote a humorous essay on the health benefits of drug-dealing was threatened with a referral, though his teacher gave him a near-top grade: Jo Ann Nahirny explains how FCAT rewards dull, stupid and bad writing at the expense of creativity.

Bill Filed to Repeal Florida Prohibition On Doctors Asking Patients About Guns

| January 16, 2013

Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, filed the measure (SB 314) to repeal the 2011 “Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act,” which isn’t currently being enforced because a federal judge threw it out in July. The state, however, is appealing that ruling.

The Soft-Core Terrorism
Of Florida’s Gun Worship

| December 16, 2012

Florida’s gun-worship is part of a lethal, juvenile romance for guns and a national disease that doesn’t hesitate to lock and load the words “gun” and “hobby” in the same chamber while vilifying those who’d imply a connection with the consequences.

Donald Trump’s Disciples: Obama’s Victory Still Birthing Dispute in a Tallahassee court

| November 30, 2012

In a largely forgotten court case being litigated in Tallahassee, lawyers are still arguing about whether President Barack Obama was qualified to run for president in the first place.

What’s In Your Gun Closet? In Florida, a Doctor’s Right to Ask Is Under Threat

| November 28, 2012

Should doctors be able to ask patients or patients’ parents whether they own a gun? What about health insurers, employers or health-care officials implementing the federal health law? Can they ask about gun ownership? The issue is playing out in Florida, where lawmakers want to ban doctors from asking the questions.

Rumble in the Jumble: Marking Territory, Flagler Republicans Just Can’t Get Along

| August 30, 2012

John Ruffalo, a member of the Ropnald Reagan Republican Assemblies, allegedly used force against a 72-year-old woman to keep her from going into Republican headquarters in the Staples shopping center Saturday, even though she is the wife of the chairman of the Flagler County Republican Executive Committee, and a member of the committee herself.

Florida Law Barring Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns at Home Ruled Invalid

| July 3, 2012

The law restricts doctors’ ability to provide truthful, non-misleading information to a patient, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke ruled. The “docs-vs-glocks” law was backed by the NRA and signed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011.

Basketball Rolls Onto Neighbor’s Property. Neighbor Takes Out a Glock .45 and Shoots.

| May 2, 2012

In the latest in a series of gun incidents in Palm Coast, a 56-year-old man shot into the ground at his Providence Lane yard to scare a 16-year-old boy whose basketball had rolled onto the man’s property. The man said he was seeking to scare drug dealers.

Another Catholic Ban for “The Laramie Project”

| March 26, 2012

A Catholic school in New Jersey is banning a student production of “The Laramie Project,” the play about a town’s psychology following the murder of a gay student in Wyoming in 1998.

When Rick Santorum’s Official Language Blares Idiocy

| March 16, 2012

Rick Santorum telling Puerto Rico’s people this week that they must all speak English before the island can become a state is the latest of many idiotic, exclusionary statements during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, argues Angel Castillo Jr.

The Pill, the President, the Policy: a Primer

| February 12, 2012

The Obama administration is revising contraceptive-pill insurance regulations so that religious-affiliated groups don’t have to pay for the coverage. A primer on the controversy and the policy.

Lady Liberty at Flagler Palm Coast High School: When Veterans Get Patriotism All Wrong

| February 11, 2012

Veterans complained to the Flagler County School Board that student portrayals of Lady Liberty they say at FPC “desecrated” her and the flag and should be removed. The veterans were wrong, and were themselves desecrating American values.

Florida Small-Government GOP to Food Stamp Recipients: No Pretzels, Pastries or Cupcakes

| January 30, 2012

The list of foods proposed law would prohibit food stamp recipients from buying is much longer, drawing opposition that may convince its sponsor to moderate some of the restrictions. No state dollars are at stake, though food retailers health is.

The Florida Family Association’s Un-Christian Jihad on TLC’s “All-American Muslim”

| January 6, 2012

In their war on TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” a few aberrant fools at the Florida Family Association are yearning for “No Muslims Allowed” signs everywhere and smearing this state’s reputation while drafting Lowe’s to their bigoted crusade.

Palm Coast Civic Association to the Rescue: O’Donnell Crafts Creekside Compromise

| September 28, 2011

The compromise gives the chamber of commerce a face-saving bail-out and allows all political candidates for Palm Coast City Council to meet Creekside visitors under the Flagler Palm Coast Civic Association’s tent.

As Superintendent and School Board Now Urge Play’s Revival, Focus Shifts to Drama Teacher

| November 16, 2010

Scripts of the Mockingbird controversy are being furiously re-written as the school district shifts to backing the play, but vague accusations and ugly slanders are now being directed at the Ed Koczergo, the drama teacher.

In Her Own Words, Please: A Friend of
Harper Lee’s Pleads the Case Against Censors

| November 15, 2010

Jack Cowardin, the St. Augustine novelist, has been corresponding with Harper Lee for years. His take on the controversy over the staging of the play by FPC’s Drama Club: Let it go on unmolested by political correctness.

The National Coalition Against Censorship’s Letter to Janet Valentine

| November 12, 2010

“We urge you to encourage student creativity and civic engagement, and to teach students the skills to discuss opposing views respectfully,” the NCAC writes. “We urge you to allow the students to perform the play.”

National Coalition Against Censorship Urges Valentine To Reverse Mockingbird Decision

| November 12, 2010

The strongly-worded letter from a coalition representing 50 organizations of actors, writers, educators and clerics calls on Superintendent Valentine to enrich the conversation on race and culture, not restrict it.

Before School Censors: When Mockingbird‘s Harper Lee Spoke Proudly of Flagler County

| November 1, 2010

In 2002, Harper Lee addressed Flagler County proudly when her book was the centerpiece of county-wide events. The school district’s censoring of the play this month contrasts sharply with that progressive history.

The City of Palm Coast’s Problem With Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Not Regulation.

| October 7, 2010

Lenny Grocki, a Palm Coast utilities employee, was told to go home and take off his pink steel-toed boots. When he switched to pink laces and pink socks, he was told he’d face disciplinary action for those, too.

Why Tea Parties Are More Bunkers than Bunker Hill

| May 22, 2010

The tea party’s booting out of Utah Sen. Robert Bennett from his state’s GOP primary, despite Bennett’s extreme conservative credentials, is emblematic of a movement in the grip of its own delusions.

In Alabama, They Speak Ass

| April 29, 2010

Alabama Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim James’ pledge to ban non-English driving tests is xenophobic mob appeal.

Diagram of Bus 2857 Showing Where Rosa Parks Was Seated, Montgomery, 1955

| April 24, 2010

See the very spot from which Rosa Parks wouldn’t moved, in a court diagram preserved at the National Archives.

The Rosa Parks Arrest Report, 1955

| April 24, 2010

Image copy of the Rosa Parks arrest report, Montgomery police, Alabama, December 1, 1955.

When Flagler Schools Booted Out Rosa Parks

| April 24, 2010

As the Flagler School Board revisits its policy on building uses by political groups, churches and community organizations, it may find a former superintendent’s banning of Rosa Parks from Flagler schools instructive.

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