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Billy Bowlegs Festival

Jolly Rogers

In order to generate “local excitement” [sell stuff] the chamber of commerce is once again annoying people with the Billy Bowlegs Festival. This year the unavoidable part runs from Thursday, May 31st and finishes up on Sunday Saturday. The really obnoxious parade that screws up traffic and sends a lot of noisy people through my neighborhood had been taking place on Monday in previous years, but they decided to change things. Now the parade will be held on Thursday. This year that is also the day of the graduation from a local high school, so things will be even worse.

Almost at bad as the parade traffic jam are the Friday Saturday fireworks. I know a lot of people enjoy fireworks, but they probably have not seen what loud noises and flashes of light can do to people and aircraft – I am definitely not a fan.

Update: They changed the schedule this year.

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May 30, 2012   2 Comments

In State And Local News

Winning a Bronze Star in the World War II Battle of the Bulge won’t stop Florida’s Fraudster in Chief from removing you from the voting rolls. McClatchy has the latest effort to purge qualified voters from the rolls to help the Republicans to steal elections more reliably.

They don’t care that the last known incident of voter fraud involved a woman named Ann Coulter, who is apparently a celebrity of some kind, and a known Republican. They are going after people who are suspected of voting for Democrats.

The Republicans don’t think they can win honest elections, so they try to remove voters with their changes in the election laws and purges of voter lists.

Locally the smoke is real and caused by a burning swamp on Eglin AFB. Last night it was like the fog came in as visibility was down to a quarter mile in some places [like my house], but one whiff made it obvious it was smoke.

It is fundamentally wrong for swamps to burn.

May 30, 2012   2 Comments