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April 22nd, 2022 - 6:11 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

Why Florida’s attack on Disney is monstrous

Florida’s legislature, which is controlled by Republicans (specifics here), passed a bill requested by GOP Gov. DeSantis, which he signed, that repeals the special taxing district established in 1967 for Disney’s Florida theme parks (details here) to retaliate against Disney for criticiz[...]

April 13th, 2022 - 9:32 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

2 states, 2 voter fraud prosecutions

Charles Franklin Barnes Jr., 64 (left), and Jay Richard Ketcik (right), 63, are white, male, Republican, and live in a notoriously pro-Trump Florida retirement community. Both intentionally voted multiple times in the 2020 election. They got pretrial diversion, which means their records will be wipe[...]

February 9th, 2022 - 8:19 pm § in Politics

“Wokeness” according to DeSantis

Ron DeSantis (R) likes being Florida governor, but would rather be president. He’s sort of a frontrunner for the 2024 GOP nomination, if Trump for some reason (whatever reason) doesn’t run. So let’s check out how DeSantis views the condition of our society: Pete Buttigieg: “If a[...]

January 30th, 2022 - 10:16 am § in Health, Politics

Is Washington safer than Florida from Covid-19?

There are stark differences between how the governors of Washington and Florida have managed the Covid-19 pandemic in their respective states. Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) has followed CDC guidelines and imposed mandates; Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has taken a laissez-faire approach and banned mandates. In [...]

January 26th, 2022 - 12:51 pm § in Health, Politics

Whose side is Florida’s GOP on?

They’re on the side of the virus, sickness, and death. Don’t get me wrong: The people of Florida elected them, had every right to do so, and are perfectly entitled to empower Republican anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers to kill them, if that’s what they want. I’m not questioning [...]

January 24th, 2022 - 4:35 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Cancel culture in Florida

“Woke” Republicans are trying to make it a criminal offense to discuss racial inequality in Florida, although the First Amendment could make that complicated. However, a lot of times, a chilling effect will be enough. That apparently was the case when a Florida school district “can[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 8:50 pm § in Politics

This Florida county is a cesspool of haters

Brevard County, Florida, on the Atlantic coast east of Orlando (profile here), is the home of the Kennedy Space Center (formerly Cape Canaveral) and a diversifying population, which an academic expert on political violence has linked to the rise of rightwing extremism. It’s also home to more t[...]

December 24th, 2021 - 5:24 pm § in Business, Donald Trump, Health, Politics

Florida chalks up 3 cruise ship outbreaks in a week

There’s another Covid-19 outbreak on a South Florida-based cruise ship “for the third time this week,” as Florida’s case count “hit its highest level since the start of the pandemic,” ABC News reported on Friday, December 24, 2021 (story here). Florida Gov. Ron De[...]

November 12th, 2021 - 9:47 pm § in Democrats, Humor, Politics

Every vote counts

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (photo, left) is going to Congress with 4 votes to spare. She’ll represent Florida’s 20th Congressional District, which is about 18% white, and that’s roughly how any of its residents vote Republican in congressional races. The seat was held by Rep. Alcee[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 7:20 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

University of Florida orders profs not to testify in voting rights case

The university’s explanation is they “were not authorized” to serve as witnesses and their testimony would “pose a conflict of interest to the executive branch of the State of Florida” and “create a conflict for the University of Florida.” Read story here. [...]