Grind for March 7th
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” -Winston Churchill
Florida Man Friday: Did Someone Say Corona?
Before we get to the good stuff, I need to say something to the people of Twitter. The problem is, I’m not on Twitter anymore, so I’ll say it here and hope it gets passed along.
There’s a certain breed of all-politics-all-the-time twitterers who think they’re being clever when some Florida politician does something they don’t like, and they tag the news with #FloridaMan as though to indicate that the politician they don’t like is on bath salts, drunk, a petty criminal, etc.
But it isn’t clever. It’s been done to death. Please stop.
I had to get that off my chest. Without further ado, let’s dive right into another thrill-a-minute…
Florida Man Friday!
Let us begin as we always do with…
A Florida police department wants you to know that if you have recently purchased any illegal street drugs, you can bring it to their station to get it tested for coronavirus.
The Atlantic Beach Police Department posted the PSA on their Facebook page last week. The tongue-in-cheek post issues a warning that if you recently bought cocaine, meth, heroin, or any other street drugs in their area, it may be contaminated with coronavirus. Read more…
Spokane, WA Passes Ordinance Letting Police Cite Pro-Lifer’s for Being too Loud
On Monday, the city council of Spokane, Washington, passed an ordinance permitting police to cite pro-life protesters who have been singing and praying outside a Spokane Planned Parenthood for violating noise restrictions.
Kinnear previously had asked the police to intervene to stop the pro-lifers, but also bizarrely claimed the ordinance had nothing to do with abortion, but was about protecting access to all healthcare facilities (again we ask, were a lot of people protesting outside a dental surgeon’s office? We think not). Councilwoman Karen Stratton said that “noise is a weapon, words is a weapon,” in case you still had any doubts that the Spokane City Council missed their First Amendment lessons in grade school.
Karlie Lodjic, the Washington Regional Coordinator for SFLA, said bitingly, “This ordinance directly targets pro-lifers in Spokane. We know that this is about one thing; making it harder for people to hear the truth about abortion and what happens inside abortion facilities every day. As Millennials and Gen Z continue to be more pro-life than generations before them, pro-choice politicians are looking to weaponize the law against pro-lifers. This is a clear and direct assault on the First Amendment.”
Protest Planned Parenthood Spokane added, “This is how we fight our battles outside of Planned Parenthood and in Spokane City Council Chambers. The City Council has labeled us Christians as violent terrorists and our speech as violent hate speech. Read more…
GOOD TO THE LAST DROP:
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