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How A Rental Car Company Could Affect The Florida Election

We are witnessing an ugly and disheartening ordeal unfold in the great State of Florida this week

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We are witnessing an ugly and disheartening ordeal unfold in the great State of Florida this week, as perpetually inept Broward County has taken a spot in the hot seat once again.

Broward County has been in the news far too often as of late, and for a myriad of political horrors.

First, there was the glut of corruption and cowardice during and prior to the Parkland school shooting last year.  In the days following the massacre, the nation learned of a coordinated effort between the Sheriff’s Department and the school district in which students who committed crimes would be protected from “the system” in order to keep grant money flying into the superintendents’ coffers.  This allowed the school to operate on the terms of the children, with lawlessness a common complaint of those seeking an education.

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Then, as the horror of that fateful day unfolded, it became known that the retired Broward County sheriff’s deputy employed as a school safety officer ran and hid during the melee, and Broward County officers responding to 911 calls at the school during the shooting abstained from engaging the shooter despite their training to the contrary.

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Now, Broward County is in the hot seat again as their electoral officials are becoming embroiled in a number of shady actions surrounding the 2018 midterm elections.

Just how sketchy has Broward County been?  Let’s ask the fine folks over at Avis car rentals.

That’s right:  That’s a box of provisional ballots that were just left in the back of a rental car.

To make matters worse, Broward County was back to their old tricks almost immediately.

https://twitter.com/JacobEngels/status/1061810905367879680

Meanwhile, the President has begun to chime in on the issue, proclaiming it “impossible” to consider any results from after election day to be valid.

 

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American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer

Rest in peace, amigo.

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When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s.  From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c  

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Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo

This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.

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With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.

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