Today at the Editor’s glance: Have you banned, burned or badgered a book today? Might as well flog a few, the way Xerxes flogged the sea, supposedly to protect his troops. Isn’t that how we protect our children–by flogging and burning the books that speak our hate? It’s all the rage in Flagler, thanks to our right honorable school board members: anti-intellectual twins Jill Woolbright and Janet McDonald, of course, with Woolbright leading the charge on this one so far. It’s got a new name now: parental rights, that all-absolving euphemism for ignorance and regression. Bonus if the book you ban is by a Black or transgender author: heretics are back, so are scarlet letters. So is 1950. So is obscenity dressed as morality. Amid such triumphs for troglodytes why not pretend that all’s well in the best of all possible worlds (this is beautiful Palm Coast, after all) and turn to the day’s entertainments. City Repertory Theatre’s All Together Now, a brand new musical revue feature a fantastic selection of songs from shows including Rent, Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Once on This Island, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia! and many more. 7:30 p.m. at The CRT in City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway Suite, B207, Palm Coast. $20 for adults, $15 for students. Book tickets here, and see Rick de Yampert’s preview: “‘All Together Now!’ Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre Musical Revue Joins a Global Fundraising Event.” . The 20th Annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic begins at 8 a.m. Some of the world’s best surfers will battle through the elimination rounds at the iconic Flagler pier. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win surfboards, surf gear, and a one-of-a-kind surfboard wall art. Attendees can also peruse sponsor booths lining the A1A boardwalk. And the World Goes ‘Round – Music Revue at Flagler Playhouse, the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards, 7:30 p.m. at the Flagler Playhouse, 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell.
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“If the honorable executioner has read as many books as he’s burnt, he must be one of the most learned men in the kingdom.” (“Si monsieur l’executeur a lu autant de livres qu’il en a brûlés, il doit être un des plus savants hommes du royaume.”)
–Voltaire, from a Jan. 29, 1764 letter to Charles-Augustin Ferriol (Pleiade, “Correspondance,” vol. VII).
eddie walsh says
trump would have had the right bill done in record time if these dems did not try to destroy.this communist we have now is a total disaster.
He alone rejected it. NEXT Fantasy you would like to move on to
Ah yes, it was always someone else’s fault, not Trump’s. That Kool aid you keep drinking must be so watered down by now.
Another Trump University graduate speaks out.
Not to confuse the cult members with actual factual information. . . trump(who wanted to raise gasoline taxes for funding) refused to move on infrastructure unless the “investigation” of him stopped. This from the Christian Science Monitor:
It was Mr. Trump’s most popular campaign promise, with two-thirds of Americans saying they saw more infrastructure spending as “very important.”
WHY WE WROTE THIS
It can be hard for Congress to pass legislation when there are sharp partisan differences. But on infrastructure, there’s actually plenty of agreement. Progress has stalled over questions of funding – and political positioning.
Two and a half years later, the promise remains unfulfilled. Despite yet another meeting today between the president and congressional leaders to discuss the matter, there’s little evidence of any kind of deal on the horizon.
Mr. Trump told reporters after today’s meeting that there could be no progress on infrastructure until Democrats stopped their investigations of him, saying “You can go down the investigation track or you can go down the investment track.” Democrats called that a convenient excuse. “We are interested in doing infrastructure,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. “It’s clear the president isn’t.”
Yet Americans’ priorities haven’t changed. A Politico poll late last year showed that Americans thought improving the country’s infrastructure was the third most important issue for the incoming Congress – and that was before floodwaters drowned most of the heartland.
“Biden’s plan, which according to Congressional Budget Office estimates will add as much as $400 billion to the federal deficit, might be better characterized as a disinvestment in the future, since it is funded through borrowing”.
“When the bill inevitably fails to produce clear benefits, when it bogs down construction work and produces the same sort of absurd yet predictable nonresults as the stimulus bill passed in 2009 under former President Barack Obama, it will be fair to place the blame on Biden and his party”
Again. . . not to confuse anyone with facts. President Biden and the Democrats have been pushing for months and months to increase taxes on “Billionaires” to help pay for the infrastructure plan:
Guess who stonewalled requiring “Billionaires” (who now pay almost ZERO) to pay their fair share!
Regarding how the infrastructure money will actually be spent. . . much of those decisions will be made at the state level. Therefore, President Biden should not be held 100% accountable for the success or failure of the vital projects which are finally funded. . . contrary to what any “leaning right wing” publication projects/desires.