Washington Examiner: “The Future is Florida.”
today at 1:16 pm
Friday night we went to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to experience Beethoven’s magnificent Third Symphony (Eroica). Saturday night we dined out in a beachfront restaurant.
Tonight we’re going to my brother- and sister-in-law’s to watch the Super Bowl with relatives. Our nieces and nephews are attending school in the classroom. They and their teachers are not being overwhelmed by the pandemic, like the Chicago Teachers Union falsely claims would happen to its members.
We got our COVID-19 vaccines without running into a confusing, bureaucratic nightmare. By appointment, we were in and out of the vaccination site–an vacant Sears store–run by the state and staffed by competent and nice people. We’ve been tested three times without any hassle, the result being negative each time.
Not to rub it in or anything, but we’re living the la vita aperta down here. Something that is increasingly being recognized nationally, despite the left-wing partisan carping about Florida’s “vast failures.” The latest recognition comes for the Washington Examiner, whose “The Future is Florida” story begins:
An old saying goes: “If you want to be someone, go to California. If you are someone, go to New York. If you were someone, go to Florida.”
But in 2020, Florida Man, Woman, and Child exacted revenge. Now, if you want to be someone, go to Florida. If you are someone, go to Florida. If you were someone, just stay in Florida.
Florida is the future people increasingly want.
Maybe we’ve been lucky here in Florida. The pandemic isn’t over. Who knows how it will end. But, as the story says, Florida is no longer an “experiment.” It’ the real deal.
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