Sheriff Invites Tourists to Come Watch the Launch, While NASA Asks People to Stay Home

Just a few weeks ago, the Sheriff told the County Commission he would lead the way in messaging to let tourists know Brevard was closed for business. State Representative Randy Fine said on several occasions that if you saw a New York license plate to call the police. 

Well now “the police” are encouraging tourists to come here to watch the rocket launch this month. 

The Commission had just recently made it illegal and a criminal offense for hotels to allow tourists to stay in their rooms. 

NASA officials (and everyone else) to include the Governor, are discouraging tourists from coming to Florida. Every elected official locally at some point has said they don’t even want people from south Florida coming here to our beaches. 

Sheriff Ivey was bold and deliberate in his contradiction of everyone else stating that “if NASA wants people to stay home then that’s on them. I’m telling people what I believe as an American….We are absolutely open for launch business.”

“We are asking people to watch from home,” either online or on television, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, as a way to guard against the spread of the coronavirus.

“It would be damaging if we had some setbacks,” Bridenstine said. “We don’t want an outbreak. We need a spectacular moment that all of America can see and all of the world can see to inspire, not just those of us who’ve been waiting years for this, but to inspire the generations that are coming. We need to do it in a way that’s responsible.”

Ivey said “And so NASA has got their guidelines, and I got mine.”

11 COMMENTS

  1. Ivey… u don’t run NASA… if they don’t want people there, you have NO RIGHT to tell people to go… how the hell are we supposed to respect you went you don’t respect others. This is bullshit to tell the public to “go ahead “ and go. I really did like you…. no more. How can I trust a sheriff to protect me & mine? If he doesn’t care what I am asking…

    • Debby: Pack up YOUR IGNORANCE & STUPIDITY and GET THE H…out of America. Ventilators KILL 9 out of 10 patients by OVER INFLATING AND POPPING the LUNG (S). N95 Masks and others CAUSE HYPERCAPNIA.
      OLD People ( like me ) with CO – MORBIDITY FACTORS , Pre existing Conditions DIE from NOT from the virus alone….butin combination with their PRE-EXISTING Conditions. Wise up!.

  2. He seems to think he runs everything he is at all the county commissioners meetings and tells them basically it is his way. He needs to be out of office.

    • Absolutely needs to be voted out. And what about our county commission not just allowing, but encouraging his inappropriate behavior!! They need to go too!

  3. If you think the White Dominionist movement wouldn’t toss your ass into a concentration camp for non-compliance, you have your answer here.

    Your sheriff doesn’t give a damn.

    And by the way, BRONDO has what plants need, ELECTROLYTES

    • WTH is wrong with people? There is no exception in the U.S. Constitution for Covid 19. Good for Sheriff Ivey looking out for the financial welfare of the county. Stay home if you don’t want to come out, otherwise, go enjoy the launch!

  4. Debby: Pack up YOUR IGNORANCE & STUPIDITY and GET THE H…out of America. Ventilators KILL 9 out of 10 patients by OVER INFLATING AND POPPING the LUNG (S). N95 Masks and others CAUSE HYPERCAPNIA.
    OLD People ( like me ) with CO – MORBIDITY FACTORS , Pre existing Conditions DIE from NOT from the virus alone….butin combination with their PRE-EXISTING Conditions. Wise up!.

  5. This Sherif is a dolt. I’d be curious to know his level of education. And whenever I hear the faux patriotism I cringe. It’s not real. A genuine patriot would educate himself for the sake of our country, not yammering from his swivel chair like he thinks he’s a big shot.

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