Top Three Takeaways – June 14th, 2021
- Threats are still being seen but rarely anything said. I don’t know if it’s a function of being conditioned to not be a “tattle-tale” as kids or if it’s just a continued sense of not expecting the worst to happen. Regardless, time after time we hear of killers who’ve had plenty of warning signs which go ignored leading up to a horrific attack. That’s evidently what happened again in last week’s random attack of a grandmother and grandchild inside of a Royal Palm Beach Publix. Quoting Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw: He (the killer Timothy Wall) has said, ‘I want to kill people and children. And where was that happening? Facebook. It’s not just that those around him didn’t say something. It’s that Facebook didn’t either. Consider that Donald Trump has been deplatformed from Facebook for two years but someone who literally says they want to kill people on Facebook isn’t. What does that tell you about misplaced priorities at Facebook? We can’t fix Facebook, but we can be accountable to ourselves and our community. Sadly, gone are the days of innocence. If we come across clear threats against others, they need to be taken seriously. No one seems to think death threats are real until it’s proven they are and clearly by then it’s too late. According to a recent study of murderers, 56% document their desire to kill before doing so. That means over half of all murders are preventable by simply seeing or hearing something and saying something. We’ve got to do better ourselves and demanding better from big tech companies like Facebook. Here’s one more quote from Sheriff Bradshaw summing up the unreported death threats of Timothy Wall...If it sounds like I'm angry, I am.
- Nothing to hide. While many of Governor Desantis’s regular critics took aim at him for the decision to end daily reporting for Florida’s COVID-19 cases, in lieu of a weekly Friday report – it's clear that there’s nothing to hide. While many outlets are pointing to a rise in reported COVID-19 cases over the past week – which is true, context is key. Florida did experience an average daily increase of 510 cases over the past week – however the daily average is equitable to what Florida was averaging at the end of May. A slight increase in cases was expected heading out of Memorial Day weekend and that appears to have occurred, however the increase in cases is nowhere near what we’ve seen during other holiday weekends or during Spring Break. Hopefully that remains the case through the next week. Regardless it’s clear based on Friday’s reporting from the Florida Department of Health that there was nothing remarkable to hide that would have needed to be reported during the week.
- Lame. So now Floridians are to be lectured by Jennifer Lawrence? I guess in an alternate universe, like where there are “Hunger Games”, it’d make sense that Jennifer Lawrence would have credibility in criticizing Florida election laws. Instead, the new ad pushing the “For The People Act”, aka the federal attempted takeover of elections by Democrats, features Lawrence revealing she apparently didn’t even learn the basics taught during School House Rock. Quoting Lawrence...There’s a law in the Senate right now called the For the People Act and it can reverse these anti-voting laws and it can stop billionaires from being able to buy our elections. A law that sits in the US Senate. Isn’t that special. With someone so clueless it’ll not surprise you what she had to say about us. In Texas, Georgia and Florida and 44 other states, there’s a radical wing of the Republican Party that is actively dismantling America’s right to vote because they don’t have the numbers to win otherwise. Now, on one hand I could point out the facts once again from Harvard’s Electoral Integrity Project illustrating that election integrity in the US is the 2nd worst in the developed world, or that Florida’s ranking prior to passing the reforms was only a 75 out of 100. On the other hand, I could just point out how lame and uniformed Jennifer Lawrence and radical left is and how lame and uniformed anyone would have to be to buy what they’re selling.