Leon County, Florida, Was Fined Millions for Its Vaccine Mandate. Folks Are Pissed.

Despite threats from the state, Leon County Administrator Vice Long instituted a vaccine requirement for his employees in July. On Oct. 6, the Florida Department of Health Division Director Douglas Woodlief notified Long he was in violation of the law after the county fired several employees for refusing to comply with the mandate.

Some state officials expressed their outrage over the fine. Rep. Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee) called it “an overreach of state government,” while Sen. Loranne Ausley (D-Tallahassee) blasted DeSantis for “spending his time punishing counties working to keep their citizens safe.”

“Unbelievable!” Ausley said in a statement. “We don’t need the State bullying our communities or private businesses who are simply trying to serve the people and get on the other side of this pandemic. It’s going to take all of us standing together to make this happen.”

Long said he hadn’t even heard about the health department’s decision until he saw media reports on it.

“There is a genuine disagreement about the applicability of the statute and rule, and the County will enforce its rights using any remedies available at law, if necessary,” Long said.

Leon County residents are also pissed about the fine.

“It’s all just political posturing,” ​​Christopher Link, a Tallahassee resident, told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. “ It makes no sense and only hurts the taxpayer. The fact that the better good for the health of the state is so wrongly politicized is insane. The crazies have taken over, really.”

Another Tallahassee resident, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of professional retaliation, told The Daily Beast that she “wished the fight was against stopping the coronavirus—not against political leaders who feel like they have to appease their base.”

“This pandemic has been going on for over a year, and I’ve never really felt like the priority in Florida was about saving lives. Just careers,” the resident added.

Source: Leon County, Florida, Was Fined Millions for Its Vaccine Mandate. Folks Are Pissed.

Let the Midnight Special 🎶

And Big Joe Turner’s version too: https://youtu.be/58VQQJEyr40


Well, you wake up in the mornin’, you hear the work bell ring…
And they march you to the table, you see the same old thing
Ain’t no food upon the table, and no pork up in the pan
But you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the man
Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me
Let the Midnight Special shine ‘er ever-lovin’ light on me
Yonder come Miss Rosie, how in the world did you know?
By the way she wears her apron and the clothes she wore
Umbrella on her shoulder, piece of paper in her hand
She come to see the gov’nor, she want to free her man, oh

Let the Midnight Special shine ‘er ever-lovin’ light on me
If you’re ever in Houston, well, you better do right
You better not gamble there, you better not fight, Lord
Or the…

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Let’s demonstrate where power truly lies


It is heartening to see indigenous-led climate actions at the White House, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the US Capitol this week. I admire those who are participating in acts of civil disobedience, with hundreds of arrests. But disappointed in the absence of a response from the Biden administration. And deeply concerned at the latest news that funding to address environmental catastrophe might not be included in the budget negotiations. White House looks to scale back climate initiative after stiff pushback from Manchin

I’m reminded of the days of the Keystone XL pipeline Pledge of Resistance, a national campaign to use civil disobedience to force denial of the permit for the construction of that pipeline which began in 2013. President Obama, with Vice President Biden, did deny the permit. The President was aware of the Keystone resistance. How much that affected his decision isn’t known. (more below).

This week over…

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dos olhos…

O Outro Lado


Uns olhos que diziam mais que quaisquer palavras.
Estavam agora calados. Deixara de os ouvir.
Tantas promessas lhes ouvira e tantas vezes neles embarcara. Viagens para não mais esquecer.
É na sua ausência que os recorda melhor. Como uma qualquer luz no corredor dum passado ainda presente.
Agora fecha os seus para não deixar fugir quanto lembra.

Rosa Maria Ribeiro

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A pessoa certa

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

Quando se fala a respeito de amor, é natural que as pessoas idealizem os seus parceiros, a forma de recepcionar um sentimento, e que inclusive, busquem referência delas próprias na figura do outro. Há quem acredite que encontrar a pessoa certa é como ganhar na loteria, porque assim, elas se sentem felizes e realizados. Claro, o resultado é querer alcançar o ápice do que agregar valor. Independente, de se encontrar a pessoa certa ou não, vale ressaltar que a função de se relacionar com alguém, é construir uma relação onde há êxito

Os relacionamento tem a sua importância diante dessa difícil tarefa que é aprimorar a construção dos desejos mais profundos entre o cadal. A troca de informações entre si é muito recompensante para as pessoas que se amam, porque dentre outras coisas, as experiências positivas trazem paz, leveza, alegria, tranquilidade e uma série de benefícios ao casal. O namoro…

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