20200924: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Jacksonville, FL

Sorry for the delay. I have gig this week playing with an eight week old basset puppy.

Okay, Jacksonville. From Wiki:

Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020.[8] It is the seat of Duval County,[9] with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits. As of 2019, Jacksonville’s population was estimated to be 911,507, making it the 12th most populous city in the U.S., the most populous city in the Southeast, and the most populous city in the South outside of the state of Texas.[10] The Jacksonville metropolitan area has a population of 1,523,615 and is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Florida.[11]

Great. So, what happened BEFORE Duval County moved the city limits to match the county line?

The area of the modern city of Jacksonville has been inhabited for thousands of years. On Black Hammock Island in the national Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, a University of North Florida team discovered some of the oldest remnants of pottery in the United States, dating to 2500 BC.[21]

In the 16th century, the beginning of the historical era, the region was inhabited by the Mocama, a coastal subgroup of the Timucua people. At the time of contact with Europeans, all Mocama villages in present-day Jacksonville were part of the powerful chiefdom known as the Saturiwa, centered around the mouth of the St. Johns River.[22] One early French map shows a village called Ossachite at the site of what is now downtown Jacksonville; this may be the earliest recorded name for that area.[23]

In 1562, French Huguenot explorer Jean Ribault charted the St. Johns River, calling it the River of May because that was the month of his discovery. Ribault erected a stone column at his landing site near the river’s mouth, claiming the newly discovered land for France.[24] In 1564, René Goulaine de Laudonnière established the first European settlement on the St. Johns River, Fort Caroline, near the main village of the Saturiwa.

Philip II of Spain ordered Pedro Menéndez de Avilés to protect the interests of Spain by attacking the French at Fort Caroline. On September 20, 1565, a Spanish force from the nearby Spanish settlement of St. Augustine attacked Fort Caroline, and killed nearly all the French soldiers defending it.[25] The Spanish renamed the fort as San Mateo and, following the expulsion of the French, St. Augustine became the most important European settlement in Florida. The location of Fort Caroline is subject to debate, but a reconstruction of the fort was established in 1964 along the St. Johns River.[26]Northeast Florida showing Cow Ford (center) from Bernard Romans‘ 1776 map of Florida

Spain ceded Florida to the British in 1763 after its victory against the French in the Seven Years’ War (known as the French and Indian War on the North American front). The British soon constructed the King’s Road connecting St. Augustine to Georgia. The road crossed the St. Johns River at a narrow point, which the Seminole called Wacca Pilatka and the British called the Cow Ford; these names reflected the use of the ford for moving cattle across the river there.[27][28][29]

The British introduced the cultivation of sugar caneindigo and fruits as commodity crops, in addition to exporting lumber. These crops were labor-intensive and the British imported more enslaved Africans to work the plantations that were developed. The planters in northeastern Florida began to prosper economically.[30]

After being defeated in the American Revolutionary War, Britain returned control of this territory to Spain in 1783. The settlement at the Cow Ford continued to grow.

So, how did the territory end up being American? Spain handed it to us a few decades later. Colonies can be expensive you know.

After Spain ceded the Florida Territory to the United States in 1821, American settlers on the north side of the Cow Ford decided to plan a town, laying out the streets and plats. They named the town Jacksonville, after celebrated war hero and first Territorial Governor (later U.S. President) Andrew Jackson. Led by Isaiah D. Hart, residents wrote a charter for a town government, which was approved by the Florida Legislative Council on February 9, 1832.

During the American Civil War, Jacksonville was a key supply point for hogs and cattle being shipped from Florida to feed the Confederate forces. The city was blockaded by Union forces, who gained control of nearby Fort Clinch. Though no battles were fought in Jacksonville proper, the city changed hands several times between Union and Confederate forces. In the Skirmish of the Brick Church in 1862, Confederates won their first victory in the state.[31] However, Union forces captured a Confederate position at the Battle of St. Johns Bluff, and occupied Jacksonville in 1862. Slaves escaped to freedom in Union lines. In February 1864 Union forces left Jacksonville and confronted a Confederate Army at the Battle of Olustee, going down to defeat.

Union forces retreated to Jacksonville and held the city for the remainder of the war. In March 1864 a Confederate cavalry confronted a Union expedition in the Battle of Cedar Creek. Warfare and the long occupation left the city disrupted after the war.[32]

During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, Jacksonville and nearby St. Augustine became popular winter resorts for the rich and famous. Visitors arrived by steamboat and later by railroad. President Grover Cleveland attended the Sub-Tropical Exposition in the city on February 22, 1888, during his trip to Florida.[33] This highlighted the visibility of the state as a worthy place for tourism. The city’s tourism, however, was dealt major blows in the late 19th century by yellow fever outbreaks. Extending the Florida East Coast Railway further south drew visitors to other areas. From 1893 to 1938, Jacksonville was the site of the Florida Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home; it operated a nearby cemetery.[34]

Okay, enough of that. On to the rally, uh peaceful protest.

I’ll add live links to this post during the late afternoon as they become available.


In the meantime, please post tweets and videos below of what’s going on in Florida, and any travel stories you may have of the place.

117 thoughts on “20200924: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Jacksonville, FL

  1. Updated!!!


    Thu, September 24
    7:00 PM – EDT
    Jacksonville, FL

    Latinos for Trump Roundtable – Doral FL
    Fri, September 25 – 10:00 am
    Doral, FL

    Black Economic Empowerment
    Fri, September 25 – 1:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Fri, September 25
    9:00 PM – EDT
    Newport News, VA

    Sat, September 26
    7:00 pm – EDT
    Middletown, PA

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    RSBN – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JawE-SNIkdM

    GST – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBwA4JbVSFY

    CSPAN – https://www.c-span.org

    FOX NewsNow – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDaC1_NvEqI

    Fox Business – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCXoCcu9Rp7NPbTzIvogpZg

    OANN – will likely carry the rally – access via subscription or cable

    TRUMP CAMPAIGN LIVE STREAM sign up – https://events.donaldjtrump.com/events/

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      1. He’s pretty awesome. I had the privilege of meeting him several times while I did RV retreats, and prior to that, I was MC for a pro-life banquet and introduced him. Also, I ushered around, for her talks for I think was Project Gabriel, our diocese a woman who was his right hand man. He thinks big, and works big, like our President.

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        1. He’s awesome in the Prolife movement. I’d seen where he was going to get politically active. He’s a stanch POTUS supporter.

          Fr. Pavone sees POTUS as the key to ending the horror of abortion. I agree.

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          1. Much of that possibility lies right within the women who have been healed from abortion themselves. Many speak out loud and clear. Partially because of a spin off of the healing programs and he helps in any way he can.

            I miss being involved with RV. It was a real spiritual growth trip for me to get to know and love the women annd men who suffered with abortion on their consciences often for decades. Their stories of how they clung to GOD through it all were often worthy of films as are some of their stories of how they were either coerced into abortion, or felt they had no alternative. Some even thought abortion was normal and usual until God flipped on the light for them, but the light was slow, as if on a rheostat. He doesn’t generally knock people off horses, nor blind them by the light.

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  3. Right out of the gate!
    “It’s harder for us to win, we have the Fake News back there.”
    “We’re dealing with people who are crazy (the DemComs).”
    POTUS going after the DemComs the WHOLE NINE YARDS.

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  4. “We will ensure that America NEVER becomes a socialist OR Communist country!”
    POTUS going after KAMAHARR.
    POTUS going after Ole Joe.
    POTUS on good economic recovery numbers.
    “Did you see he [Ole Joe] put a lid on today? I’m working my ass off.”
    “We cannot have a low-energy individual as our President. He’s the lowest energy individual I’ve ever seen. He’ll do fine at the debate. They’ll give him a big shot of something and he’ll be fine. He’ll be like Superman — for about 15 minutes.”

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  5. “Speaking about jobs — it’s all Made in the USA.”
    “And it’s about Law and Order. These Democrat-runs states are a disaster.”
    Talking about the National Guard in Minneapolis and how the thugs were taken care of “in about 30 minutes.”
    “Another reason why I’ll win is that Omar. She has total disrespect for our country.”
    “The hardest part of running the country is dealing with crazy Democrats.”
    “They {the police] just want respect and to do their job.”

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  6. Going after Ole Joe some more.
    “He’s taking a lot of things back [that he said earlier in the summer]. But remember, what they [DemComs] say first is what they mean.”

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  7. “Protester” being hustled out.
    “You know the funny thing? I never heard anything except our crowd. Now he’s going back to mommy.” (turns out it was a female)
    And Saturday POTUS announces his nominee for RBG’s replacement — from the Rose Garden.
    “It will be woman.”
    POTUS does the “live poll” again. “Woman” wins again.
    Ole Joe won’t release his list of nominees because one of the people picking them is AOC.

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    1. Butterfly, I think things are going to blow soon, blow big! Remember they’ve been saying the bad stuff had been going before Trump? It may be this he’s referencing.


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  8. “Chuck, every time you complain, it was HARRY REID who made this all possible [the “nuclear option”].”
    Going down the list of what the DemComs WILL do if they get the reins of power including packing the Supreme Court.

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  9. Driving the point home about better incomes and more jobs for Hispanic Americans.
    China Virus death toll in the U.S. was reduced by 85%. Fake News isn’t covering it “because it doesn’t fit their narrative.”
    POTUS tying politics (DeepState) to the attempt to delay a vaccine against the China Plague.
    Puerto Rico is going to get its pharmaceutical industry back — JOE BIDEN voted to destroy that industry in 1996.
    PR also to get more disaster relief. “I hope they remember that.”

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  10. The Impeachment Hoax: ‘The biggest pile of crap you’ve ever seen.”
    “Did you see what happened today? — They caught them. They got them cold.”

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  11. POTUS does a shout out to the numerous undercover operatives in the crowd tonight.
    “I’d love to bring them up here, introduce them, but I think they might lose some of their effectiveness, so I won’t do that..”

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  12. Introducing WALKAWAYS from the DemCom Party! Just registered as Republicans! “A large group”
    ANOTHER great RNC slogan, GET IT OUT THERE —
    “I’ve done more in 47 months than Biden has done in 47 years.”

    “These people are SCUM. They were trying to do a coup. We caught them. Let’s see what happens.”

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