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.
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.”
Others in town began flying their own flags:
TRUMP LOST! LOL!
And so it goes in Sunny Florida,