Published on November 16, 2023, 4:40 pm

A recent poll conducted by The New York Times and Sienna College reveals that former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in five out of six swing states that will determine the outcome of the 2024 presidential election. While it may be early in the race, this poll highlights some concerning trends. However, it’s important to remember that there is still a year left for the political landscape to change.

One worrying aspect highlighted in the poll is the short memory of many voters. Despite Trump’s support for fascism and his praise of Nazis, which should disqualify him from receiving any votes in a democratic election, there are still individuals who choose to ignore these alarming facts. It is crucial for voters to carefully consider each candidate’s values and track record before casting their vote.

On a lighter note, Clay Jones, a cartoonist, recently shared his latest creation titled “Take Me With You.” In this cartoon, he humorously expresses his desire for aliens to visit Earth and take him away from all the political chaos. While this may be wishful thinking, Jones brings a touch of levity to an otherwise serious topic.

In other news, Flagler Beach is hosting their Saturday Farmers Market today at Wickline Park. Over 30 local merchants will be showcasing their products, including prepared food, fruits, vegetables, handmade goods, and local arts. This market is hosted by Flagler Strong, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the community.

Furthermore, several cities in Flagler County are co-hosting a Veterans Day Parade today at 10 a.m. The parade route starts at Bunnell Coquina City Hall and concludes at the Flagler County Government Services Building. This event aims to honor and celebrate our veterans with lively floats, marching bands, and community organizations participating. U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz will serve as the Grand Marshal for this special occasion.

Additionally, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding their monthly meeting at Cypress Knoll Golf Club. The guest speaker, Lynn Balaban, a retired CPA, will discuss knowing and understanding our financial situations. Lunch will be available for attendees to enjoy at the event.

For music enthusiasts, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area is hosting Gamble Jam today from 2 to 5 p.m. This family-friendly event invites musicians of all ages to bring their instruments and join in on a jam session. Admission to the program is free with park admission.

For individuals in need of assistance, the Grace Community Food Pantry in Bunnell will have a drive-thru open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This organization, led by Pastor Charles Silano, provides food support to local children, families, seniors, and military members in need.

Looking ahead, Palm Coast government and the Flagler County Cultural Council will be hosting the Palm Coast Fall Arts Festival in Central Park tomorrow. This festival aims to showcase local artists through various art forms while providing entertainment and delicious food for attendees.

In closing, as we navigate through these uncertain times, it’s important to find solace in things that never let us down. Amos Oz once wrote that books are like loyal companions that never abandon us. They patiently wait on our shelves until we need them most, offering comfort and knowledge when called upon. Let us remember the power of literature in providing escape and wisdom during challenging moments.

Whether it’s staying informed about the political landscape or enjoying community events and artistic expressions, let us find balance by staying engaged with both serious matters and moments of respite that bring joy and inspiration into our lives.

(Note: This article contains additional information related to CIOs managing generative AI tools within organizations but focuses primarily on current news events.)


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