Fernandina Beach Mayor “Marxist Mike” Lednovich, apparently wants locals to be aware that airplanes coming and going at the Fernandina Beach Airport make noise. Folks tell me he doesn’t like that. However, I’m not sure, because he won’t talk to me.
He bought a house near the airport and has posted social media notices about an Airport Advisory Board meeting to discuss “noise sensitive residential areas”. Locals posing questions to him on his site questioning his intent, tell me he hasn’t explained anything and say their posts on his site have been deleted.
Last Tuesday evening I approached Mayor Lednovich, who I spotted at PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden, and asked him for clarification. He refused to speak to me continually repeating: “Goodbye Dave.” When I asked him if I could quote him he said: “Nobody reads your blog anyway.”
From what I can figure out Marxist Mike bought a house near the airport and wants the airplanes to go away but won’t comment on the issue in a forum he claims nobody reads. Huh?
Harassing Amelia Island’s commercial transportation hubs is a common thread among Fernandina City Commissioners. Marxist Mike’s fellow Commissioner, Chip Ross, bought a house near the downtown Port that he wants to make disappear. He’s suing them but has never produced a valid reason why he’s doing it personally and not on behalf of the city, which claims the port owes it money.
If these two jokers had purchased property near the ocean they’d whine about the noise of the waves.
The only difference between Ross and Lednovich is that Ross – as intolerable and unlikeable as he is – is very smart and well-researched. Lednovich, on the other hand, is clueless. He once told me it was against the law to sue the city but couldn’t tell me what law that might be. He changes his mind on issues as often as he changes underwear. He flip flops like a flounder on a dock.
The California transplant is becoming more and more insufferable, stating to a group recently that he thinks the downtown statue of David Yulee should be removed because Yulee was a slaveowner. He also told them there should be a cap on how much money people can earn.
Lednovich once told me that he was the CEO of a California firm. With his call for an earnings cap – a remark that would leave Vladimir Lenin gleefully giggling – the firm must have been a nonprofit. If not it probably was by the time Marxist Mike was finished with it.
These days he says he’s a “consultant”, another word for unemployed.
I’m sure he appreciates the tax payer’s funding of his $15,713 annual health insurance premiums. Not bad for a part-time job! If he was so successful in previous jobs you’d think he may have had enough cash to fund his own health care.
Currying favor and support is not his strong suit. For example, he probably can’t count on votes from residents of the townhouse complex at South 14th Street and Date. When voicing his opposition to a recent zoning request the not so silver-tongued mayor said: “If you take a ride on 14th and Date, you’ll see what townhouses look like on a residential lot. There’s five of them in a residential neighborhood and it looks appalling”, a comment that probably won’t increase that property’s value if and when they go on the market.
His sophomoric ill-advised comments, socialist blather, and irrational thought processes aren’t endearing him to Fernandina voters, just the opposite. That’s a good thing.
Joe Biden Repeatedly Sacked In Own End Zone! If politics had a mercy rule like many youth sports leagues, Joe Biden’s administration would have packed up and gone home months ago. You can read more about this in my latest national Biz Pac Review column by clicking the following link: https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/09/15/dave-scott-can-the-mercy-rule-be-called-on-biden-team-1134841/
“Do Or Die” Mumbo Jumbo Is DOA: Habitually angry left-wing News Leader letter writer Stephan Leimberg is like the pitiable Frankenstein creature whose futile attempts to articulate itself left it uttering unintelligible grunts and then flailing about in frustrated unhinged rage.
Leimberg’s latest letter to the News Leader editor (“Vaccine deniers should waive future medical help”, Sept. 4, 2021) comparing folks who refuse a COVID vaccination to drunk drivers, is a venomous mess of radicalized fury and dishonesty, declaring that anyone disagreeing with him about vaccinations must be punished, vilified, and left to die. He actually demands in his letter they sign a waiver to that effect.
Mr. Leimberg’s previous News Leader screeds make it obvious that he is more than comfortable hanging out with a Democrat crowd that says you can dispose of your unborn child if it is inconveniencing you yet demands you take a vaccine regardless of whether you want it or need it. Advocating that the federal government strip Americans of their individual freedoms but should condone the snuffing out of lives apparently is his way of expressing compassion and voicing empathy.
What say you Mr. Leimberg about Vice President Kamala Harris’s comments during the vice-presidential debates late last year when she said she definitely would not be vaccinated if President Trump ordered it, but says she’s fine with Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate? They’re the same vaccines. She also said: “The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable. The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is their decision, it is their body.” Does that apply to vaccinations, or does it only apply when murdering babies?
How many anti-vaccine converts have you saved with your delusional evangelical fire and brimstone and eternal hellfire screed so far Preacher Leimberg?
Speaking Of David Yulee: A couple of this blog’s readers that Marxist Mike says don’t exist have commented here saying that I was opposed to having a statue of David Yulee erected in Fernandina Beach.
That’s true. I wrote columns in the News Leader ten years ago opposing the placing of a statue of Confederate slaveowner David Yulee. I wrote that since Yulee’s slaves built his railroad, a statue of him in front of the local train station would be similar to New York City okaying a statue of Bernie Madoff in front of the NY Stock Exchange.
I found it ironic that since the far left in the country was busy pulling down statues of dead Confederate soldiers and politicians the City of Fernandina Beach was going in the opposite direction and putting one up. I was even called antisemitic by a News leader letter writer for voicing my opposition to the Yulee statue, that was paid for by private contributions and not tax dollars. Yulee was Jewish.
I jokingly suggested in my then News Leader column “Dave’s World” that instead of Yulee, the city should put up a statue that combines the characteristics of three of the area’s well liked, entertaining, and noncontroversial locals.
Tongue-in-cheek, I suggested the city erect a statue of a guy on a large three wheeled bike wearing a football helmet and pajamas. That figure would portray the happy harmonica-playing fruit and t-shirt vendor, Felix Jones; jovial pajama-wearing beer garden proprietor and boat captain, Pajamadave Voorhees; and Heisman Trophy winning, NFL and Yulee High School football icon, Derrick Henry, all be commemorated in one fell swoop.
Once the Yulee statue was up I never said: “Take it down.” That’s what Fernandina Mayor “Marxist Mike” is advocating. I think I’ll add a poll here asking this blog’s nonexistent readers what they think.
I suggest at the next election we take Marxist Mike down.
The Bright Side: Folks concerned about today’s youth and the future of the country they’ll populate, can breathe a huge sigh of relief based on what I witnessed this past Tuesday at “Sealoft” the Amelia Island Fletcher Avenue home of enthusiastic Georgia Tech supporter and Tech alumni Francis Lott.
Some 40 Coffee County, Georgia honors students in grades 9-12 congregated at Lott’s home to hear a variety of luminaries tell them the benefits of applying to Georgia Tech. Lott was born in the Coffee County town of Douglas and still maintains a home and several business interests there.
The polite, courteous students looked like a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post magazine cover of a cross section of America’s youth, a portrait that would make their parents and teacher’s proud and all of us confident of the country’s future.
Their questions and attitudes were a testimony to exceptional parenting and first-rate educational institutions.
More Of The Democrat’s Backward Thinking: One of west coast pundit and columnist Burt Prelutsky fans wrote him saying: “While I laugh every time the ’systemic racism’ mantra is trotted out, I am also saddened and frustrated at the same time. I find it amusing because almost without fail whenever a black thug is shot by cops, we witness a press conference featuring a black Mayor, a black Chief of Police, and a black District Attorney whining about ’systemic racism.’ If the black Mayor, Police Chief and D.A. aren’t ‘the system,’ who the hell is?
Mr. Prelutsky responded saying: “For proof that all Democrats are as demented as Joe Biden, one need look no further than memorials to George Floyd, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner and other career criminals, while most of them could not tell you who David Dorn or any of the dozens of black children shot in Chicago were.”
Democrats Are Wearing Masks & Attacking Blacks Again: For Democrats it’s like old times when – while wearing masks they attack blacks.
Last week Larry Elder, the black Republican who was seeking to unseat California Governor Gavin Newson, was attacked by a group of Democrats wearing masks, one in a gorilla disguise, who tossed eggs at him. The only thing missing was a burning cross.
Democrats lack both a sense of humor and a sense of irony. They don their Black Lives Matter and Antifa, masks and hoodies, behave like Hitler’s Brown Shirts and Mussolini’s Black Shirts while claiming to be morally opposed to fascism. As West Coast columnist Burt Prelutsky says: “These schmucks still don’t get the joke.”
Things I Wish I’d Said: “Somebody needs to open an investigation into the Democrat Party to find out if they have any ties to America.” – Laura Ingraham
A Bush Leaguer: I was never much of a George W. Bush fan. After he took the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to compare the mostly peaceful Trump supporters in Washington on January 6th to the Islamic murderers responsible for the tragic events of 2001 I like him even less. Like Jimmy Carter, I hope he disappears from public sight never to be heard from again. The only good thing Bush Junior ever did was prevent Al “I invented the Internet” Gore and John “Lurch” Kerry from occupying the White House.
NFL Woke Stupidity: Commenting on the National Football League’s imbecilic decision to play what it calls the “black national anthem” before playing the actual American national anthem even has liberal comedian Bill Maher admitting he was embarrassed saying: “I think when you go down a road where you’re having two different national anthems, [and where] colleges … many of them have different graduation ceremonies for black and white, separate dorms — this is what I mean! Segregation! You’ve inverted the idea. We’re going back to that under a different name.”
“To me, when people say to me sometimes like, ‘Boy, you know, you go after the left a lot these days. Why?’ Because you’re embarrassing me — that’s why I’m going after the left — in a way you never did before,” Maher explained.
My Tampa Plant High School pal and American Spectator writer, Larry Thornberry, explained it clearly and succinctly in an article this week writing: “I wonder how many red-blooded sports fans of any complexion got goose-bumps all over hearing the “black national anthem” being played last Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa before the NFL’s first-of-the-regular-season game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys.
“Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which was declared by someone, I forget whom, to be the black national anthem, was played before “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which the NFL presumably now considers to be the white national anthem. Alicia Keys, backed by the Florida A&M (styled as a “historically black university”) Concert Choir, crooned “Lift Every Voice” while the two teams locked arms in the end-zones. No one took a knee, though it would have been interesting to speculate what would have happened had a white player done so. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — the most overpaid fool on the planet — has made it clear that the league not only will permit but encourages black players to kneel in protest during the white anthem”
Biden Backlash: Joe Biden didn’t speak at any of the 9/11 memorials mainly because after what he did in Afghanistan it would have been a poke in the eye to the survivors and families of the loved ones that died that day 20 years ago. Many of those attending said they didn’t want him there in any capacity. When he did show up he was heckled and booed. For the second consecutive week a “F— Joe Biden” chant broke out at multiple sporting events and concerts attended by young collage age people. Donald Trump didn’t attend the Ground Zero event in New York, opting instead to spend the day with first responders and their families in New York City. They know that Biden’s Afghan fiasco didn’t end the war on terror, it emboldened America’s enemies.
Biden’s New Target Is You! When Joe Biden starts making “over-the-horizon” threats against unknown adversaries brace yourself. He’s targeting you, not the Taliban or China. He’s aiming at you, the American tax payer, who will soon be hit with higher taxes, pricier food, gasoline, and housing, draconian Covid restrictions, stripping us of more of our personal freedoms, and hordes of illiterate, covid-infected, primitive, drug-selling, unvetted illegals swarming into our neighborhoods.
Speaking of illegals Democrats say, “diversity makes us stronger”. So, can anyone explain how thousands of illiterate Hispanic illegals sneaking across the border and backward, militant Afghan Muslims, a people famous for their lack of religious tolerance and an affinity for violence and reluctance to assimilate make for a better America?
“Hey, You! You’re Fired”: Joe Biden would probably try to lessen the heat on himself for his disastrous Afghanistan retreat and surrender by firing somebody, but he can’t remember anybody’s name.
Wait! What? While China is modernizing its military, testing Taiwan militarily on a regular basis, and even building artificial islands in the sea to harbor its massive fleet, Joe Biden’s Pentagon is designing uniforms for pregnant soldiers, making the transgendered feel comfortable in barracks, struggling to find evidence of white supremacy, and teaching Critical Race Theory at the U.S. military academies. Feel safer now?