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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Writing the Truth

Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis was disciplined for a Facebook message following the Orlando massacre that left 49 dead and dozens wounded Sunday.

According to WESH-TV, Lewis wrote a scathing Facebook post decrying Orlando right after the shooting.
"Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs. It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. 
"If you go down there after dark there is seriously something wrong with you. Disney does everything in its power to shield visitors of Disney from its northern blight. That doesn't change reality. Disney may be the happiest place on earth but Orlando is a national embarrassment. If this is an act of domestic terrorist it is so important that we don't publish the religion, name, or motive of the terrorist as not to offend anyone."

The Florida State Attorney's Office has a social media policy. Kenneth Lewis violated that policy by writing what he thought about inner city Orlando.  Kenneth forgot that the emperor needs to be reminded that he's wearing a fine suit of clothes. It's the only way that the machine can survive.

And so it goes.


20 comments:

  1. I've never been to Orlando, but nothing he said would surprise me. The only place I've been in Florida was Tampa and that was back in the late 60's. Ybor City had some of the best food I've ever eaten - other than New Orleans.

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    1. The part that gets me is that there was a move not to say that the guy was a Muslim. They knew that he called 911, screaming allah-akhbar. Why not call it what it was?

      I've had some decent fish dinners in the Tampa area and the Officer's Club at McDill AFB (near Tampa) puts on a serious spread.

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  2. Miami is a cesspool. Orlando would be a blip on the map, except for Disney World.

    And we now live in a US where speech is no longer free if it offends the Powers that Be. It is a sad, sad decline of the liberty on which this country was founded.

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    1. The bright side is that if you're a prog or you're a "protected species", you can say whatever you like. The First Amendment is selective that way these days.

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    2. Amen to that, Euripides. Completely agree.

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  3. A public official peaking to the truth should be applauded.

    Rhetorical question. When did it become a "right" in this country to never be offended?

    A job I had after officially retiring was testing pre/prototype cars and light trucks. Some testing included long road trips. We tested the GPS for "Avoid congestion/detour" modes. Took us to areas I wouldn't want to travel in less than a Stryker with an infantry squad. Maybe Orlando would qualify?

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    1. It sounds like an interesting job.

      You have a right to be offended if you're a man trying to be a woman, if you're a woman trying to be a man or if you're a racial minority. It's selective that way.

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  4. Yet another American urban hellhole. Thanks, progleft social engineers. Everything they touch turns to ***t.

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  5. Yep, he's history... He'll be fired by next week.

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    1. I'm sure that they'll have him connecting paper clips in a closet somewhere if they don't fire him. He's been "disciplined" but I don't know precisely what that entails.

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  6. If you ask me, Disney World is a hell hole as well as its host, Orlando. For anyone over the age of 12, it is a life long insult to pay $9 bucks for a damn hot dog on the property. And $6 for a Coke. 12 ounces.

    I won't do it. I won't, and nobody can make me.

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    1. I've never been to Disney World. When we go local to Disneyland, we eat first off property and then again when we're done, or we just drive home and eat there.

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    2. True Disney World story: in 2006, my extended family went to Disney World, and my sister in law just forked over the $9 for a hotdog, and berated the vendor up and down at how ridiculous that price was for a lousy hot dog. I was in line behind her, and once she was done yelling at the hot dog guy, I ordered one. The hot dog guy popped a hot dog on a bun, handed it to me, and while the sister-in-law looked on, said "here, have a free hot dog. It's on the house."

      My sister-in-law stood by, stunned. I thanked the vendor, and turned to the sister-in-law and said "looks like the prices have come down a bit. Between the two of us, we paid $4.50 a piece for these units."

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    3. While $4.50 hot dogs taste better than $9 hot dogs, Disney should be ashamed. I understand the better mousetrap and all that, but as I understand it, you're really trapped at DisWorld. Given that's the case and that the gators in the lake are real, I think that they've gone too far.

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    4. I dunno, LL. Disney is just doing what makes business sense. Much like a theater that disallows bringing in your own Raisinettes, and charging you $6.50 for a box at the concession stand. Or a tavern forbidding anyone bringing in their own brown bag of Wild Turkey they bought at Walmart, and charging them $7.50 a shot of the stuff at the bar.

      When they can do so legally, restricting competition is the name of the game. I encourage it, as the stock holders (of which I am one) are better off as a result.

      But I personally will not aid and abet their money grubbing, since I am poorer for it as the stock price does not go up proportionally to each $9 I cough up for a damn hot dog. I let the other 6 zillion people that attend Disneyland do that for me.

      Gators: I think Disney World is on the hook for this one. The danger was well known, and they were repeatedly warned by many. This was foreseeable, and any jury will bury them if this goes to trial, so Bog Eiger will settle for a few measly hundred million to make this go away. And then build big barriers to keep the guests away from the predators.

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    5. I don't know if the gator thing will damage the stock price. It's a big company and they should be able to absorb the damage if they raise the hot dog price to $10 ea. and charge for condiments.

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    6. The gator death seems to be a clear-cut case for a wrongful death suit. Disney will be able to absorb the damage with or without the gold-plated hot dogs.

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  7. I suspect that the same thing could be said about sections of any major city. I know that a section of NE ATL is know as little Vietnam. There are like names for other areas around Atlanta, too.

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    1. The largest concentration of Viets is in Orange County, CA - Little Saigon. But it's not that run down and it's not particularly crime ridden.

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