Vote “No” to Permanent Daylight Savings Time in Florida

An e-mail to Rep. Byron Donalds asking him to vote “no” to the hastily-planned legislation to make Daylight Savings Time permanent in Florida. 

From: Steve Bracci
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:11 PM
To: ‘’ <>
Subject: Vote “No” to Permanent Daylight Savings Time

Byron – please vote “no” to Permanent Daylight Savings Time.  It will make Florida fatter and lazier.  Legislators are apparently focusing on longer evenings.  But those of us who are motivated to stay in shape by getting outside early in the morning, will now have to do it in perpetual darkness, or simply quit altogether.  Sunrise at 8:00 a.m.??

More biking accidents, running accidents, other mischief towards those trying to get some early morning outdoor exercise.

Do school times have to adjust next for a later start time to avoid students waiting in pitch darkness at bus stops?  Of course, if the schools push back their school start times an hour, then the school end times will also get pushed back.  Wouldn’t that then negate the “longer evening” argument?

The fact that this is rushing through both houses so quickly seems to have more to do with a bunch of legislators sowing their oats because they have “the power to change time,” than it has to do with any real merit.  Where are the studies?  From what I read, it’s entirely based on Sen. Steube going to the barbershop to get his hair cut.

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This is a waste of legislative time.  Much bigger problems to solve.


Steve Bracci

Congrats to Kamela Patton! Superintendent of the Year Twice in Two Months!!

Hello after a bit of a hiatus!

Congratulations to Superintendent Kamela Patton on being named the Florida Education Music Association’s Superintendent of the Year because she used to play the flute. Also because Patton changed STEM to STEAM a couple years ago (following Sports Club’s lead who had made that change a year before Patton).

Bolduc & Bracci was not aware that the school district did not have music before STEM became STEAM two years ago (adding the “A” for art).  Thank God Patton changed the name!  Kind of like Blue Zones – remember how our schools and community never had wellness or walking until Blue Zones came along and saved us all?

It is no wonder Patton received such an award given this “Patton’s Big Adventure” video produced at the taxpayer’s expense by Patton’s Ministry of Propaganda also known as the “Communications Department,” transforming Patton from mere mortal into superhero:

B&B cannot decide which award is more prestigious – the “Star” Superintendent award Patton received in November because she helped students fill out financial aid forms, or this new award because Patton used to play the flute.

B&B ponders whether our community will ever honor Principal Hull of Mason Classical Academy for that institution’s actual classroom excellence (we are not sure if Principal Hull ever played the flute though).

Patton must really feel fulfilled, especially when the awards she receives are from associations where she or one of her pals serves as a board member.  Nothing like a little self-awarding!

Stay tuned to B&B for a few “awards” of our own………..