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BUD'S BLOG, THURSDAY, MAY 18th, 2023
Governor DeSantis has rocked Florida's LGBTQ+ community and the transgender movement by signing into a law a series of bills he says are aimed at protecting children and letting kids be kids. The bills, all of which I have supported, range from banning minors from having sex change surgery, to mandating that everyone use the bathroom the aligns with their sex at birth, not the sex they may now identify as. Here's a link to the content of all the bills DeSantis signed Wednesday at a Christian school in Tampa. Do you support these new laws, or not? Let's talk!
I'll crack open the Florida file and we'll talk about the following stories making news:
How'd you like to ride a train from Orlando to Miami in 3 hours? Brightline, Florida's privately owned and built train line, has just started selling tickets. I'll tell you what they cost and why I'm excited about giving Brightline a try !
A Central Florida woman faces serious charges for trying to kidnap a child on Mothers Day. She says she did it because she was jealous. She also has a history of mental illness. Should that be a factor in how this case is handled...or not?
Believe it or not a dead armadillo on a runway at Orlando International Airport Wednesday delayed 43 flights! I don't understand why someone couldn't just run out there with a shovel and get that poor critter off the runway in about 30 seconds...do you?!
Let's talk about the man I call New York City's subway hero, former marine Daniel Penny. A lot of folks are calling Penny a hero, after he watched Jordan Neely, a homeless man with a violent history harassing riders in his subway car, and applied a choke hold to subdue him and protect the other passengers. Neely wound up dying, and now Penny is charged with second degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. Oh, yes, in case you didn't know, there is a racial component to this story. Penny is white and Neely was black.
How do you think this case will play out? What is justice for Daniel Penny, called a hero by some, but a killer by others? We'll have the debate.
Bud Light beer sales continue to tank, ever since they went woke and used transgender celebrity Dylan Mulvaney as a spokesperson. Well, I've just learned that Bud Light is making a bold bid to stop the corporate bleeding- they're changing the look of the Bud Light bottle. Oh yeah, sure...that'll do it...NOT!
There's been a major earthquake in cable news! FOX and CNN are shuffling their prime-time lineups, and Newsradio WFLA National Correspondent Rory O'Neill drops by with the scoop!
Olsen on Law with Alan and Attorney Tom Olsen- today's topic: What is the doctrine of necessaries? I'll confess, I have absolutely no idea, so I'll be listening closely and hope you will be too!