Today at the editor’s glance: The reconvened and renamed Blue 22 Forum, what organizer Mike Cocchiola describes as “an open forum for everyone to speak freely” that leans left but is open to “Democrats, independents and recovering Republicans” meets at the African American Cultural Society on U.S. 1 for its weekly discussions, at 12:30 p.m. (If other political groups out there want their own meetings announced, by all means, send in those notices or post them here.) Temperatures in the 90s are now here to stay, and that drought index keeps climbing fast: it’s now at 430 on average in Flagler. At this rate, you can expect wildfires to start popping up by weekend: Flagler County is now in the yellow, or “moderate,” category for the risk of wildfires, according to the state Division of Forestry. Allahu Akbar: The arrest reports of the two men who beat a Flagler sheriff’s corrections deputy at the county jail last week noted how one of them, clearly not knowing his god from his ass, yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he pounded the deputy. Makes you wonder what the 20-year-old mass-murderer in London, Ontario, was yelling when he plowed his truck into a Muslim family out on a Sunday stroll a couple of days ago, killing four of the five family members. Whether it’s allahu akbar or praise the lord, religion is the lingua franca of fanatics.
Vaccinations: The Flagler County Health Department (DOH-Flagler) is continuing its COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for the next week. Here are this week’s sites:
- Wednesday, June 9, 4:30 to 6:30PM — After-Hours Vaccination Clinic at DOH-Flagler, 301 Dr. Carter Blvd in Bunnell. Ages 12 and older — Pfizer only
- Thursday, June 10, 4:30 to 6:30PM — After-Hours Vaccination Clinic at Flagler County Tax Collector’s office, 2525 Moody Blvd. in Flagler Beach. Ages 18+ — Moderna only.
Appointments for the Pfizer-only clinics at the health department are preferred. Please call 386-437-7350 ext. 0 for scheduling or questions. The health department will offer drive-through COVID-19 testing on Friday, June 11 between 2:30 and 3:30PM across from 120 Airport Road. This site may close in the event of storms.
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Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Flagler Beach All Stars Beach Clean-Up
First Saturday Creative Bazaar Arts & Crafts Market
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Sunshine and Sandals Social at Cornerstone
Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
For the full calendar, go here.
“We’ll return to planet earth now and continue.”
–County Commission Chairman Donald O’Brien at the commission’s June 7, 2021 meeting, immediately after past and current Commission candidate Jane Gentile-Youd addressed the commission with unusual ferocity.
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RE: “…“We’ll return to planet earth now and continue.”
–County Commission Chairman Donald O’Brien at the commission’s June 7, 2021 meeting, immediately after past and current Commission candidate Jane Gentile-Youd addressed the commission with unusual ferocity…”
Try that youtube link on your device. Do you consider the sound quality useful? If so, useful for what?
Good luck. Of what I was able to hear, you’re correct. The smug response from the stuffed shirts lounging in the stuffed chairs speaks for itself.
And why are those creeps so relaxed? Well, think about it. Who can YOU (or the rest of us) actually turn to? desantis? moody? scott? rubio? waltz? Good luck with that:
And so it goes.
It looks like this cartoon shows us that minorities are too stupid or lazy to get an ID to vote. I bet the person that drew this
is woke and white. All of my friends of color want only valid voting and are insulted by this cartoon. As they should be.