Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

December 30th, 2020 - 4:53 pm § in Health, Politics

Florida’s vaccinations of the elderly descend into chaos

   “Florida’s county-by-county plan to vaccinate its elderly population has created a mass scramble for a limited number of doses, leading to hourslong lines at vaccination sites and overwhelmed county hotlines and websites,” CNN reported on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.    One[...]

December 17th, 2020 - 8:07 pm § in Health, Politics

Florida Gov. DeSantis “put politics ahead of lives”

Ron DeSantis arguably is the most execrable politician sitting in a governor’s mansion since Maine’s Paul LePage (both are Republicans). Earlier this month, I wrote about DeSantis’s “swatting” of a former state employee who blew the whistle on his efforts to cover up th[...]

December 7th, 2020 - 10:12 pm § in Health, Politics

Did GOP governor SWAT Covid-19 whistleblower?

Police raided the home of an ex-Florida official who refused to censor the state’s coronavirus data, “escalating a feud between the state government” and a whistleblower “who has accused officials of trying to cover up the extent of the pandemic,” CNN reported.      [...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 4:34 pm § in Politics, Racism

100 years ago today …

” … African American residents of Ocoee, Florida, went out to cast their ballots in the presidential election …. [I]n the run-up to the 1920 election, Black people in Ocoee were registering to vote in droves. “State and local officials — along with the Ku Klux Klan R[...]

September 28th, 2020 - 4:38 pm § in Economics, Health, Politics

GOP governor: Business over lives

This article contains news with liberal commentary. Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis abolished face mask enforcement and lifted restrictions on all businesses in the state, including restaurants and bars, on Monday, September 28, 2020, according to ABC News. Read story here. Under DeSantis’ order[...]

September 21st, 2020 - 9:09 pm § in Politics

Florida makes protesting a felony

This article contains news with sarcastic liberal commentary. “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis released a sweeping set of proposals … that would dramatically crack down on people who attend protests that turn violent or disorderly by threatening them with a mix of felonies and increased jail t[...]

March 17th, 2020 - 5:13 pm § in Politics

It’s spring break!

The beaches in Clearwater, Florida, on March 17, 2020. The GOP governor refused to close them. Enjoy this virtual sun from wherever you’re sheltering in place. But don’t wish you were there. Wish these people weren’t there. (NBC News photo; read story here.)[...]

April 27th, 2015 - 9:13 am § in Uncategorized

Shot for riding a bike while black

Dontrell Stephens will never walk again. He was shot in the back by Palm Beach County, Florida, sheriff’s deputy in September 2013. Stephens was riding a bike and talking to a friend on his cellphone. The cop followed him because he hadn’t seen Stephens in the neighborhood before, which [...]

March 31st, 2015 - 1:26 pm § in Politics

Bigotry Beat: Florida GOP legislator goes Indiana one better

Jason Brodeur (R-Nuts) is no stranger to controversy. In 2011, in the wake of the massacre that killed 6 people and wounded Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords and a dozen others, Brodeur introduced a bill in the Florida legislature that would subject any doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist w[...]