FOWC with Fandango — Affront

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It’s August 22, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “affront.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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26 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Affront

  1. Rall August 22, 2022 / 2:21 am

    the lack of
    medical and transport services
    in the bush
    is an affront to country folk
    who pay the same taxes as city folk
    but get nothing to show for it

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  2. donmatthewspoetry August 22, 2022 / 2:46 am

    ODE TO AFFRONT

    Affront is a front
    Aback is a back
    Front/back are opposites
    How about dack?

    Didn’t know that did ya Fan?……

    Bit like amen and awomen…….

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  4. Marleen August 22, 2022 / 10:46 am

    Ron DeSantis’s recent activities seem designed as an affront to decency, laws, and rights in this country. Some robust federal response is the only way to quash this kind of junk. He has tried to curb freedom of speech, and now this is what he’s up to:

    Ahead of Tuesday’s [tomorrow’s] primary election in Florida, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’s new Office of Election Crimes and Security made its first arrests of people it alleged engaged in voter fraud in the 2020 election [a list the Florida government already had in 2021]. … People of all political affiliations “are now being dragged from their homes in handcuffs because … they wanted to participate in democracy,” says … [the man who] spearheaded an initiative re-enfranchise people … before it was overturned by Republicans. [The list includes people who were told, by the government, that they could vote and, in some cases, were approached by the government and encouraged to vote.]

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    • Marleen August 22, 2022 / 11:29 am

      https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/florida-voters-latest-republicans-be-charged-voter-fraud-n1285993

      Dec. 15, 2021, 7:40 AM CST
      By Steve Benen

      … we are occasionally reminded that some suspected criminals are occasionally caught trying to cheat. Take this report from the NBC affiliate in Tampa, for example.

      Three people in The Villages have been charged with voter fraud in connection with last year’s election. Jay Ketcik, Joan Halstead and John Rider are accused of casting more than one ballot in the 2020 election, according to authorities.

      According to local police reports, the accused tried to game the system by voting in Florida, while also trying to cast absentee ballots in other states. Each live, at least part time, in a central Florida retirement community known as a Republican stronghold.

      In fact, last summer, when Donald Trump promoted a video showing a parade of supporters in golf carts — one of whom shouted, “White power” — it was recorded at The Villages.

      And while we can’t say with certainty exactly whom Ketcik, Halstead, and Rider voted for, two of the three are registered Republicans, and the third posted pro-Trump messages to his social media account.

      Each of these cases are, of course, distinct from the recent examples of Trump voters who tried to cast illegal ballots on behalf of dead relatives.

      …..

      ….

      From a local article link: The arrests come weeks after Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made a pledge to create a law enforcement agency to investigate election crimes…

      I presume noting the pledge indicates the new agency was still not set up, then.

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    • Marleen August 22, 2022 / 11:53 am

      Man… the numbers are all over the place (in various articles from different sources), both for those arrested earlier and those arrested recently and how many were registered with what party affiliation (some say all three or four at The Villages were Republican, some outright saying all were registered Republicans, others saying some were registered while others made pro-Trump online statements and “white power” suggestions). Some articles say 17 were recently arrested.

      https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/elections/2022/08/18/desantis-announces-20-arrests-of-floridians-for-voter-fraud/

      Excerpt from about midway: “This is the opening salvo,” he said. “This is not the sum total of 2020.”

      Four people were arrested on voter fraud charges in the Republican stronghold of The Villages in late 2021 and early 2022. Two of those arrested were registered as Republicans and two were registered with no party affiliation.

      Thursday’s announcement drew the ire of some voting rights activists who saw the event as another item on the list of election-related laws and policies championed by DeSantis they say overwhelmingly target and affect Black voters.

      “When there were people who voted twice in The Villages, a retirement community, he did not do a press conference there….”

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      • Marleen August 22, 2022 / 12:21 pm

        While pbs — “four days ago” — said 20, below is the
        very top find (which I didn’t click on) when I entered this search, today:

        did republicans commit voter fraud in florida

        [dot]nytimes[dot]
        Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Arrests in Florida for Election Fraud
        4 days ago — The 17 arrests announced on Thursday were the first by a new office dedicated to pursuing election crimes. The suspects were said to be …

        Here’s something quite different from a surface announcement:
        https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2022/05/02/florida-gave-voting-rights-to-people-with-felony-convictions-now-some-face-charges-for-voting/

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        • Marleen August 22, 2022 / 1:24 pm

          Excerpt from the above article: Lloyd said that Kramer is developing an initiative with supervisors of elections so that citizens can verify their voting status if they’re unsure, but no such system exists now.

          “The state has an impenetrable system of records,” said Jonathan Diaz, a voting rights attorney with the Campaign Legal Center, which filed suit against Florida challenging the law requiring the payment of fines and fees. Even veteran county clerks have trouble figuring out who is eligible to vote, according to Diaz.

          This bureaucratic morass is “by design because that’s the system that Florida created for this,” he added. The arrests, he said, are “more an indictment of Florida than anything else.”

          Intention of Amendment 4

          …. Neil Volz, deputy director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition that campaigned successfully for Amendment 4, said [Florida’s requiring that citizens determine for themselves whether they are eligible to vote is] not consistent with what voters intended …

          “This case exemplifies that our work to live up to the promise of Amendment 4 is far from over,” he said, referring to Bolton. “If people in Florida cannot rely on the government for assurances that they can vote, who can they rely on?”

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    • Marleen August 22, 2022 / 12:39 pm

      https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3266711-two-florida-men-admit-to-voting-multiple-times-in-the-2020-election/

      ~

      They each faced up to five years in prison for committing a third-degree felony.

      However, both Barnes and Ketcik were able to avoid jail time by signing contracts stipulating that they must pay fines, perform community service and agree to other conditions laid out by their pretrial intervention program officers.

      ~

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