- Extremist rebarbative anti-LGBTQ Republican apparatchik ROY ALYRE ALAIMO, JR. (left), a former DeSANTIS Congressional staffer, was appointed County Commissioner by Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS, who said in a press release ALAIMO's "business" is "ALAIMO STRATEGIES," a new LLC established days before the appointment. ALAIMO has ignored my questions about his business. Recently ALAIMO said he wants to give developers more "tax incentives."
- SARAH ARNOLD (center) was appointed County Commissioner by Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS; she was elected in a closed 2022 Republican Primary, with giant signs bragging on the DeSANTIS appointment, outspending better candidates like Charles Labanowski.
- CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST (right) was elected in 2020 and his term expires in 2024.
Developers' orgy of deforestation will continue, by 3-2 vote by our all-Republican Commissioners. Three louche developer lapdogs voted against the tree ordinance discussion proposed by new Commissioner Krista Keating Joseph and seconded by Commissioner I. Henry Dean. Supporting clearcutting developers were the usual suspects, these three uneducated developer cat's paws County Commission Chairman CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST, who has a business replacing watch batteries, and his pal, Vice Chair SARAH ARNOLD (neither one a college graduate), and newly appointed Commissioner ROY ALYRE ALAIMO, JR., who did go to college).
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called St. Johns County "the most lawless" place in America. He was right in 1964, and he'd be right now. A former St. Johns County Commission Chairman went to federal prison for bribery. The recently resigned St. Johns County Administrator, an unindicted coconspirator (Clerk E) in a federal bribery case, never had a background check and got the job without an application, and without considering any other candidates.
Since 2000, only Republicans have served on St. Johns County Commission, the result of 1998 gerrymandering, which eliminated two at-large seats and five single-member districts, while substituting five Commissioners from districts, elected County-wide. Every single vote for overdevelopment was by Republican County Commissioners.
Three unqualified, other-directed St. Johns County Commissioners voted in lockstep. As if afflicted by lockjaw, they couldn't say anything substantive in response to reform Commissioner Krista Keating Joseph's fourteen points.
Our planet is being turned into a "piece of filth" by overdevelopment, pollution and human greed, as Pope Francis wrote in his encyclical, Laudato Si.
Under one-party rule, Commissioners funded by developer-Senator TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON rule the County.
Our one-party rule County Commission has now continued the trend with their gutless 3-2 vote not to pursue tree protection laws in the face of deforestation by developers, led by developer-Senator TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON.
Here in the county that includes St. Augustine , named for the African bishop and scholar, our putative County leader
Thanks to Commissioners Krista Keating Joseph and I. Henry Dean for their environmental stewardship.
No thanks at all to developer-Senator TRAVIS HUTSON's three unctuous, nasty unjust stewards, former DeSANTIS Congressional staffer ROY ALYRE ALAIMO, Jr., whom DeSANTIS appointed to a vacant County Commission seat before Christmas in 2022, and the dupery duo of CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST and SARAH ARNOLD, whom DeSANTIS appointed to a vacant Commission seat in December 2021, both Christmas presents for halfwit half-a-billionaire developer-Senator TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON.
Like slavery, strip-mining, child labor, pollution and other substantive evils, deforestation clearcutting is evil and must be ended.
Remember when there were good Republicans, like Abraham Lincoln, who worked ceaselessly to abolish slavery?
Krista Keating Joseph and Henry Dean were right, listening to the people about our environmental crisis, almost Churchillian in their courage against the feculent fascist forces of environmental crimes.
Do developer-Senator TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON and other devious developers own and control our County Commissioners, or just rent them? You tell me.
At least two of our five Commissioners are listening to us, like British Prime Minister Sir Winston Spencer Churchill.
We will halt hurtful tree-killing.
As Pope Francis has said in 2015 and 2023, we face a global environmental crisis.
It is no time for HUTSON's hick hacks to malign our response. Enough flummery, dupery and nincompoopery.
My father volunteered for military service, the day after Pearl Harbor, in 1941, at age 28.
Today's deforestation is our generation's Pearl Harbor.,
We know what needs to be done.
Now. As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, "Do not tell me it can't be done."
As Churchill said, "We shall never surrender."