Weather: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south after midnight. Chance of rain 30 percent. Tropical storm watch: Danielle continues her swing toward western France, Earl continues his swing up the mid-Atlantic.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
It’s Labor Day. All schools, government offices, banks and many businesses are closed. The nation has been observing labor Day since 1882, but treating most laborers like mules for much longer than that. See modern-day details here. Grill responsibly.
Sales tax suspension on tools and home-improvement items: The so-called “tool time tax holiday” allowing people to avoid paying sales taxes on purchases of tools and home-improvement items is in effect from Saturday, September 3 through midnight Friday, Sept. 9.
Keep in Mind: The Flagler Youth Orchestra Strings Program has open enrollment for Flagler County’s public, private, charter and home-schooled students, 8 years old and older, who may sign up to play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians are welcome. Tuition is free. Limited instrument scholarships are available. Enroll here. For more information about the program, call (386)503-3808 or email [email protected].
Notably: As the Yankees’ Aaron Judd hopes to break Roger Maris’s record of 61 home runs in a season, and get past Babe Ruth’s 60 along the way (he was at 52 in mid-afternoon Sunday), Judd may note today that Ruth struck his very first homerun as a professional on this day in 1914, the day the Germans took Rheims and Allies signed a pledge to make no separate peace, but stand together against the Kaiser. World War I was seven weeks old. Many of those who’d rushed to join thought the war would be over by then. On Sept. 6, The Times ran the following banner headline on page 5: “NOTED AUTHORS DEFEND GERMANY–BEER MAY BE TAXED $42,000,000.” The noted authors were German intellectuals and academics writing in a book published in Germany. Ruth’s homerun was not noted anywhere in the paper’s sports pages, which covered only the National, the American and the Federal leagues, the latter in only its second year of competition with the other two. It folded after 2015, leaving behind two legacies: a Supreme Court decision in which a bunch of Samuel Alitos of their day ruled that the federal anti-trust law did not apply to baseball, and Wrigley Field. Ruth hit his homerun playing for a minor league team in providence, in the International league. He also threw a one-hit shut-out. Baseball’s Sun King was here. (It is also, incidentally, the Sun King’s birthday, in 1638, and that of Arthur Koestler in 1905.)
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Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
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
For the full calendar, go here.
Our Press and our schools cultivate Chauvinism, militarism, dogmatism, conformism and ignorance. The arbitrary power of the Government is unlimited, and unexampled in history; freedom of the Press, of opinion and of movement are as thoroughly exterminated as though the proclamation of the Rights of Man had never been. We have built up the most gigantic police apparatus, with informers made a national institution, and the most refined scientific system of political and mental torture. We whip the groaning masses of the country towards a theoretical future happiness, which only we can.
–From Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon (1940).
I’m unsubscribing. I am sick of the anti-Trump cartoons you post. It shows me that your team shares Biden’s anti-Conservative American opinion.
Democratic propaganda that’s all I can say.
Kairis and Tadpoo: Tell me why Trump, who is no longer President, took these documents home. Just give me one good reason. I’ll read what you have to write. So far, no one has answered this question.
Is it possible that Trump is crippling the current administration by removing the top secret documents? Do you feel that storing these documents in a club that has many members and staff coming and going a prudent thing?
I want to hear your thoughts on it.
Consider the possibility that traitor trump was planning to/has already sold some of our government secrets to the international highest bidder. Always looking to add to his coffers! That is much more his style than trying to trip up the Biden administration.
Why has he not been arrested by now? If I walked out of a SCIF with classified docs and took them home or anywhere else that was not secure and did not keep them in my possession I would be in deep trouble, and whatever I had , I better have add the clearance the the need to know to have them and a good reason to take them out of the SCIF.
Right On! Can you imagine President Obama remaining out of jail after commiting anything even close to such crimes?