UPDATE: FRIDAY AFTERNOON- This is not funny anymore. Governor DeSantis just ordered the suspension of alcohol consumption at bars in Florida. The bars remain open, so long as you order a Shirley Temple.
First, all praise due our Governor, who has taken Florida from 700 new cases a day to almost 10,000. Way to go Ronnie! That's how you handle a pandemic. You open up, get people together, and shun masks as a Clinton-Commie-Chinese- Democratic-fake-news-Joe Biden-fraud. Ditto social distancing, which perhaps President Trump can mock as "social Clintoning".
Second, we have a couple of new County Court Judges today. Read the Captain's Post below. One is a current prosecutor-Chiaka Ihekwaba, whose name gets you 212 points in Words With Friends. We kid- she is well known and liked at the REGJB and a great choice in our opinion. The second- Cristina Correa- is a former prosecutor about whom we do not know much.
New slots for judges are opening daily, and that's not even counting the inevitable vacancies once members of the judiciary start getting sick for a virus the Governor says is best ignored.
Here is the number one rule for Governor DeSantis judicial selections: NO PDS NEED APPLY! Got that? If you have ever represented someone in criminal court, even if you hate Dr. Fauci and call the virus the Kung Fu Flu, you may not pass GO, you may not collect $100, and you will not be a Judge. Ever. As long as DeSantis is Governor.
THE OTHER SIDE.
We are tough on the MAGA crowd. But they do have a point. Times are tough for them. Many of their numbers are dropping dead from a virus they do not believe exists. Their beloved Confederacy is under attack throughout Dixie as well as the Yankee North. They can't get tests for a virus that doesn't exist; they can't get into an ER for a virus that doesn't kill. They can't wear their sheets in public, they are jeered for the Confederate Flag bumper sticker on their pick-up when they pull into the Piggly-Wiggly. It's a world where young women of color are speaking out, and they are frightened and scared. The American Exceptionalism, which in their mind is "White American Exceptionalism" is not playing out the way they think it should. Jobs are scarce for people who use their fingers for math and have trouble reading an Archie Comics.
But they have a side to their story and it deserves to be told by the best, brightest and most eloquent. Sparing no expense or time, we have tracked that woman down, and present her to you:
Yup, you got that right. This Nobel Prize candidate for stupidity is going to teach her grandchildren to hate. It's why we truly believe this country may well be doomed.
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