City Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald has been reinstated to her seat on the Lake Wales City Commission nearly two years after her suspension by Governor Ron DeSantis following her arrest on felony charges. Her acquittal on all charges in a jury trial last October allowed for her resumption of service. Fitzgerald served only two months of her elected term prior to being suspended.
Category Archives: Personal
Florida Young Democrats ponder the future
‘We feel defeated, but I think we’re getting energy from each other’
Return of Archie Bunker
“Archie Bunker is back. This February, MeTV started airing reruns of the 1970’s SitCom, “All In The Family.” But wait. Wasn’t he already back in the person of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis?
Biden’s Bully Pulpit Is Giving Him Wins Congress Couldn’t
On child care and pharmaceutical prices, pressure on the private sector is working.
To Tired Blue People Living in Red America: Keep Going
I’ve spoken to a lot of exhausted people this week, even with the good news that many of us have experienced through this country.
Though, nationally there was no massive Red Wave as predicted by the pollsters and the media, these activists and caring human beings have been battered by the surrounding flood waters for a long time now.
They are self-proclaimed blue dots living in red areas who are tired of fighting what feels like a losing battle.
America is Leaning Towards an Autocracy
Our country is heading towards an Autocracy! Is that a bad thing? Yes! The leader of an autocratic county doesn’t care about its people, and if you are against that leader and his party, you stand the risk of being jailed or worse.
Ron DeSantis ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill and the new GOP ‘Snitch Culture’
The GOP proposals sweeping the country that restrict the teaching of race have an obvious purpose: to make teachers feel perpetually on thin ice, so they shy away from difficult discussions about our national past rather than risk breaking laws in ways they cannot themselves anticipate.
Our Democracy Is at Risk!
Our Democracy is in serious risk of failing! It’s easy to see how it happened, why vote when it seems like nothing ever changes. So, twenty percent of the population isn’t even registered to vote! Our voting system is based upon one person, one vote. And of the voting population, only sixty-seven percent of those eligible voters voted in the 2020 election! That was the highest voter turnout in the 21st century. Many third world countries have voting participation approaching 90%. The largest number of people who didn’t participate in the voting population was our youth.
Letters to the editor: Gov. DeSantis policies nauseate
These were a couple of opinions recently published in the Palm Beach Post.
The Year that Was – 2022
2022 is the year THAT WAS. It was the year that we retained our democracy; or, it was the year that we lost our democracy. The words of Thomas Paine, the famous pamphleteer during the American Revolution, ring true today: