Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cara Jennings: An anti-government Anarchist wants more government services from Florida Governor Scott

The theatrics of Cara Jennings (the co-leader of Everglades EarthFirst! [EEF!]) have been well-chronicled on this blog. If you didn't know, her and EEF! have suffered a long list of defeats of late, including here in the recent City of Lake Worth elections. It was only a matter of time before they tried to gain relevance and much-needed attention once again.

Parts of the message delivered to Rick Scott at that coffee shop in Gainesville (see below) were good and needed to be said but it was given by the wrong person and in the wrong way. Calling the governor an "asshole" isn't a good approach to get him listening to one's concerns. If you've followed Jennings' antics over the years you know that the word "asshole" is one of her favorites directed at people she disagrees with. It's a conversation stopper, you might say.

For example, my friends at EEF! like to paint Your's Truly as one of those 'right-wing radicals' (as they do with almost everyone they oppose) and nothing can be further from the truth. I'm not a fan of Gov. Scott and did my part to try and defeat him at the polls. Why? I'm a big ObamaCare supporter and think Medicare needs to be greatly expanded. It was, and still is my contention that Nan Rich could have defeated Scott but she was never given that chance, realistically. The 'powers that be' settled on the safe choice, Charlie Crist, and the rest is history.

Anyhow, the latest theatrics by Jennings is in Gainesville and below are two excerpts from Arek Sarkissian at Political Fix Florida:

     "[Gov. Rick] Scott walked into the Gainesville Starbucks across the street from the Hippodrome. It’s a study spot for students who don’t mind rubbing elbows with some of the city’s homeless population, who live in a nearby tent city. The local socialist society also regularly holds informational sessions over a card table set up along the street. Downtown is also home to Gainesville’s sort-of punk scene. Finally, that particular Starbucks is a meeting spot for plenty of activists before they head over to the nearby city and county commission meetings."

[and. . .]

     "Jennings later wrote on her Facebook page that she was already upset that Scott had signed a bill that provided tougher restrictions on abortion clinics and restricted funding, albeit a small amount.
     'And then today, the governor walked right into the coffee shop I was at…and left with no coffee,' Jennings wrote."

So Jennings again has managed to get herself more media attention and hopefully this won't reflect too badly on our City of Lake Worth. And maybe from now on she'll be more careful throwing around the word "asshole". After a while people might come to discover who the real a**hole is.

One question to consider: Did that camera just happen to be there at that coffee shop to record Cara Jennings? It was a professionally shot video. Watch for yourself and you decide: