You could walk into any restaurant, or bar, or place of business, or even probably a church, ask a question, and you would get four or five different answers to that question if you asked 15 to 20 people. But it’s odd that every time some vote comes up in the City Council or the school district’s Board of Education, it’s very strange they always have a unanimous vote. That’s not possible. You’ll get somebody once in awhile who might vote no against something, but it’s very rare. The thing is that out in the public life, it doesn’t work that way.
Truth in advertising
I think the Made With Uncommon Character program is successful in St. Joe. I’ve been driving for Lyft and Grubhub for the last two years and every time I come down Eighth Street or Frederick Avenue, I see a lot of uncommon characters. Keep up the good work, everybody.
Time for limits
I noticed in the paper that Stan Herzog had passed away. And I had met Stan over the years and he was a very nice guy, and his family was very nice, also. But I also noticed in the article it said that he was a major donor with the Republican Party. And I couldn’t help but think that’s part of what’s wrong with the political system right now. You have these donors who give millions of dollars, and when they give these millions of dollars, they expect something back; and they usually get back more than what they gave. Until we have some kind of limits on what people can give, or give through these PACs that they start, the country’s going to suffer because there’s way too much money in politics. Whether it’s money that goes to Republicans or Democrats, they both take way too much money.
Other countries have video games and people with mental illness. What these other countries don’t have is mass shootings. Stop deflecting the blame. The United States has 4 percent of the world’s population, yet we possess 80 percent of its weapons. The problem is obvious, and it has us in its cross hairs.
Smaller and smaller
Saw on the news that the school board is thinking about consolidating facilities. Before it’s over with, they’ll close some more schools. At least our taxes might go down instead of going up this time.