Letter to the Editor of the Daytona Beach FL News-Journal



The News-Journal published this letter, #1 spot, on November 24. Happy Thanksgiving, “Death-Spreader”!




Refusing to get vaccinated against COVID seems incomprehensible to a person with even a slight understanding of science. A common attempt to explain this is to suggest, “Oh, it isn’t about ignorance or stupidity. It’s about politics.”


Maybe so, but think what that means. It means one is so determined to conform to MAGA standards of correct behavior as to risk infecting oneself, family, and friends with deadly and often lethal disease. Hard to believe one would go that far. Alas, though, pressure to be “politically correct” can be truly formidable. We all remember when Trump was booed at a rally in Tennessee for daring to suggest people really should get vaccinated. He quickly backtracked.


One of the more effective ways of dealing with this pressure is through mandates–forcing people to do what’s best for themselves, their families, and their communities; to do what the majority know deep inside they should do but are afraid to.


That’s what makes our governor’s behavior so profoundly despicable. Gov. DeSantis is an intelligent and educated person. He knows perfectly well that “vaxing & masking” are the most effective means of responding to this disease. But what does he do? He (1) flatly lies about the effectiveness of $20/dose vaccines; (2) promotes use of $2000/dose remediation; (3) forbids use of masks; (4) hires a leading QAnon conspirator as Surgeon General; (5) sues the President to block use of mandates.


With friends like DeSantis FL needs no enemies.

Ron DeSantis is a dangerous, in my opinion murderous, liar!

Lying Liar!

I can’t swear to it, obviously, but I’m pretty darn sure that every politician lies. They might or might not do it by commission—but they sure as hell do it by omission, avoidance, spinning, obfuscation, dancing around, etc. Some politicians’ lies are fairly innocuous, but others are downright dangerous. Ron DeSantis is a very dangerous liar indeed.

These are the CDC data:


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The World Health Organization (WHO) has lost a bit of it credibility; nevertheless, this infographic does communicate the fact memorably:

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And another of their infographics shows the importance of a comprehensive approach to prevention:


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And this  turned up just today:



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Women of Volusia Co. FL turn out to support suffragette play at Athens Theatre

Winning the right to vote for women of no color was a big achievement.


Winning the right to vote for women of color (regardless of hue or shade) was a bigger achievement.


Winning back the right to vote for anyone who isn’t a GQP MAGAt will be the biggest achievement of all.


Aside: FL’s GQP MAGAt governor just signed a bill making it much harder to vote by mail. Right after the 2020 election he boasted that 2020 was FL’s most secure and successful election ever. For MAGAts, when history proves inconvenient, you simply rewrite it. Presto-Change-o! All previous statements are now inoperative. They’ve been supplanted by “alternative facts.”



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