What da Florida?

Florida has always been the center of the weird and crazies.  Some of the goings on here make folk from other states  gasp in diisbelief.

Not Floridians.  We don’t bat an eye.  There is a section of the morning news here in Tampa  called “What da Florida!” describing the latest weird Florida incident for its audience.  Each morning is a laugher.

Last week we had a doozy in Cape Coral, located in southwest Florida in a ruby red Republican district which usually casts 65% of its vote for the GOP.

Seems there has been some bitterness among Trump loyalists.  The Donald did carry Florida but this time it wasn’t enough.  You know the story of how the election was stolen.

Well last week a flag appeared.  The one in the picture above.

Tsk tsk.

The flags had become a point of concern for some parents who say their young children have read the explicit message.  Nothing about disrespect to the President of the United States.

Heavens!  We are good Christian people here!

One Republican woman quoted in the local news said  ‘Well, it doesn’t really offend me. It’s just the fact that I have small kids and they read it.’  So much for the offensiveness of “F–k Biden.”

Several who fly the same flag on their Cape Coral property, invoked their First Amendment rights, saying their flags are protected speech.

“Freedom of speech. You’re not going to rewrite the Constitution.”

A representative for the city agreed, saying Cape Coral does not regulate the messages written on flags.

“The City’s sign ordinance only addresses the number and size of signs. It does not regulate the content of flags or signs,” Maureen Buice, a senior public information specialist employed by the city, told the Washington Examiner in an email.

At least one of the owners of the flags said he has no intention of taking the flag down.

“If there was an ordinance, I would take it down tomorrow, but there’s not, so it’s going to remain up.”

Oh yeah?

Others in town began flying their own flags:


And so it goes in Sunny Florida,


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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6 Responses to What da Florida?

  1. beetleypete says:

    In the realm of nonsense, the fools rule. Jesters become kings.
    That former bastion of democracy has become the laughing stock of the civilised world.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jennasnanny04 says:

    Better to teach our children disrespect by publicizing their hateful opinions? Hillary so had tge right word….DEPLORABLES!! And these trumpers can’t let it go.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. All states have their crazies, that’s for sure.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. GP says:

    Here in FL there many strange things, but we still think CA has us beat in that respect.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. alibey says:

    they will put up flags like this with one hand, and quietly bank Biden’s Covid relief money with the other.

    Liked by 1 person

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