Today at the editor’s glance: William Whitson, the new Flagler Beach city manager (highlighted here yesterday, playing Taps), is on WNZF’s Free For All Fridays this morning at 9 a.m. He will speak about his nascent tenure, the impending return of First Fridays in Flagler Beach and the city’s $800,000 state grant for its sewer plant finally making it through unscathed by a gubernatorial veto, as had been the case the previous two years: Larry Newsom was smiling down on his city, staying the governor’s hand. (You still cannot mess with Larry.) The show begins after my commentary on critical race theory. In court, Circuit Judge Terence Perkins on Friday hears two separate motions, at 10 and 11 a.m. The first is in the case of Philip Martin, who faces a life felony for molesting a girl younger than 12. The defense wants statements he made to deputies suppressed. The second is in the case of Waldemar “Macho” Rivera, sentenced in 2016 to 25 years in prison for raping his stepdaughter. It’s an evidentiary hearing on a motion by Rivera for post-conviction relief. Rivera argues he got ineffective counsel at trial. The judge will hear a motion on four grounds. On Saturday, you can clean up the beach in the morning, have a martini at lunch, head to the Palm Coast Historical Society at the Society’s Museum in Holland Park from 1 to 3 p.m., for a celebration of the Garden Club, which has been around since 1974 (back when Palm Coast was significantly more garden- and forest-like). Then it’s off to Palm Coast’s Central Park for the second annual Pride festival for food, music, comedy and joy. The Florida Legislature went a bit Taliban on LGBTQ rainbows this session (and not just Florida) but here’s a chance to exult anyway. In Paris, Reilly Opelka at roughly 8:45 a.m. on Friday goes up against world #2 Daniil Medvedev, “who Opelka beat last fall in Russia and has had three close matches with in his career,” our Michael Lewis tells us. Sunday is the 77th anniversary of Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy that sealed Hitler’s fate.
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Flagler County School Board Workshop: Agenda Items
Flagler Beach Planning and Architectural Review Board
Palm Coast City Council Meeting
Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Separation Chat: Open Discussion
The Circle of Light A Course in Miracles Study Group
Weekly Chess Club for Teens, Ages 9-18, at the Flagler County Public Library
Flagler County Republican Club Meeting
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“Already in 1840, Balzac noted with dismay that there were two thousand painters in Paris. Degas 50 years later said: ‘We must discourage the arts.’ But the ever-enlarging display of art cannot of course be held back. We can pay farmers not to grow crops but we cannot pay artists to stop making art. Yet something must be done. To lead people on when there is no chance they will ever fulfill their desire is immoral.”
–Jacques Barzun in “Too Much Art,” a July 1986 essay for Harper’s, reprinted in the current issue.
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It is the definition of Insanity. Someone should whisper into the delusional orangemans ear.