Today at the Editor’s glance: Weather: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A chance of showers, mainly in the morning. Highs around 80. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.
In Court: Jamal “Jamie” Nejame, a former candidate for mayor in Flagler Beach, is scheduled for a plea on a felony charge of firing his fun at his neighbor’s house, at 8:30 a.m. before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401. See: “Jamal Nejame, Ex-Flagler Beach Candidate, Arrested on Felony Charge of Shooting Into House With Children” and “Palm Coast Man Accused of Shooting Into a Neighbor’s House Wants to Go Home. Judge Swiftly Says No.”
On Free For All Fridays with Host David Ayres, Flagler County Library Director Holly Albanese and County Commissioner Dave Sullivan, who sits on the Library Board of Trustees, will talk about the relevance of libraries in the information age, and Agriculture Museum Director Kara Hoblick will talk about the museum, starting a little after 9 a.m. with my commentary.
First Friday in Flagler Beach: First Friday, the monthly festival of music, food and leisure, is scheduled for this evening at Downtown’s Veterans Park, 105 South 2nd Street, from 5 to 9 p.m.
As always on April 1, don’t believe anything you read in the Palm Coast Observer. So forget April Fool’s: April is Autism Acceptance Month, sponsored by the Autism Society, a national grassroots organization, and it is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Speaking of which: why have 50 countries banned corporal punishment, even in the home, while all 50 American states still allow it? Answer: because we’re not nearly as civilized as you imagine. Also: It’s the birth anniversary of Toshiro Mifune, Japan’s greatest actor (1920). If you’ve ever wondered what a Japanese Marcello Mastroianni would be like, or vice versa, wonder no more. He died in 1997 after appearing in 150 movies, including many of Kurosawa’s.
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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
For the full calendar, go here.
“We need the hard left to point us to new ways of thinking. However, we need them to go back to doing this while seated, with the rest of us, rather than standing up and getting their way by calling us moral perverts if we disagree with them and calling this speaking truth to power.”
–From John McWhorter’s “Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America” (2021).
This is a hell of a lot worse than Watergate. Then, the Republicans admitted it and joined Democrats in pushing the President out. This time, Republicans are making every bad move seem normal, like there’s nothing here to see. Democrats, get a backbone and raise hell over this! Republicans, get a backbone and stand up to this failure to our country!
Right On Laurel! Excellent comment!
The Democrats need to get some courage and stand up for what they believe in: “Truth”, “Honesty”, “Ethics”, “Integrity”, “Equality”, “Justice”! They need “raise hell” and point out the massive corruption, treason, and lies of trump and his mindless followers!
Sherry: You’re my new bff! :)