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Weather: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Breezy with highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Wednesday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. A slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers. Near steady temperature in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph, increasing to 25 to 30 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
Double-check any event or activity as closures and postponements are pre-empting both ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole. Flagler County schools are on early release, then closed Thursday and Friday. Courts are closed through Friday. Volusia County schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, as will be Daytona State College at all campuses, and the University of Central Florida at all campuses. Flagler College is moving to remote classes for the rest of the week.
In Coming Days:
Funeral arrangements for Palm Coast Firefighter-Paramedic Brant Gammon, who died on Nov. 3, are as follows: visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Clymer Funeral Home, 39 North Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. Further visitation scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Parkview Church in Palm Coast, 5435 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Parkview.
FEMA Assistance Reminder: If you were impacted by Hurricane Ian and live in one of the 26 counties designated for disaster assistance, Flagler County among them, FEMA may be able to help. To apply you can visit a Disaster Recovery Center, go online to disasterassistance.gov use the FEMA app on your smartphone, or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Notably: On the heels of yet another orgy of electoral disinformation, Spiro Agnew’s birthday today is a reminder that Disinformation Spreading Time isn’t a Trump-era phenomenon, but a Nixon patent. It was Nixon, after all, who first spread the lie of a stolen election in 1960 (even though, to be fair, there were more reasons to blame the Kennedys for stealing elections–not to mention LBJ’s past, which includes an unquestionably stolen election for the Senate, and which he brought to the ticket–than anyone since.) And Agnew, that certified crook? The Economist’s headline for his obituary said it all: “Spiro Agnew, a Dishonest Man in Politics, Died Sept. 17, aged 77.” Its final paragraphs are the Quote of the Day below.
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[Agnew] spoke about “Polacks”, called a Japanese-American reporter a “Fat Jap” and said of America’s ghettos: “When you’ve seen one slum, you’ve seen them all.” After the election he was soon more self-assured, and making 70 or more big speeches a year to large and appreciative audiences. With the help of Pat Buchanan and William Safire, two White House speech writers, he was the master of the abusive, alliterative one-liner. Critics of the Nixon administration and its d policies in the Vietnam war were dismissed, variously, as “nattering nabobs of negativism”, “vicars of vacillation”, “pusillanimous pussyfooters” and “hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history”. Nixon had little respect for Mr Agnew’s abilities as an administrator, as a policy-maker or even as a tactician. Indeed, the vice-president was so remote from his inner circle that he was untouched by the Watergate scandals. But Nixon nonetheless dropped the idea he once had of nominating Mr Agnew to the Supreme Court and choosing another running mate for the 1972 Mr election. When John Ehrlichman, a top aide, asked him why, Nixon explained: “No assassin in his right mind would kill me. They know if they did that they would wind up with Agnew.” He of may not have been joking.
–From “Spiro Agnew, a Dishonest Man in Politics, Died Sept. 17, aged 77,” The Economist, Sept. 28, 1996 issue.
The turd in the national punch bowl — a quarter century and counting.
The last place on earth.
Thank you Pogo, truer words were never spoken.
If you can’t win, don’t join them; learn how to lose.
Dennis C Rathsam says
Congradulations, Ron DeSantis, and Marco Rubio job well done. Florida remains free!
Good job Dems you are not crying voter fraud like some of the Repubs are in other parts of the country. They are crying in Penn, and Arizona. Learn how to loose cry baby Repubs.
Good job Dems, you are not crying voter fraud like the lying fraudulent Repubs.