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Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

October 10th, 2022 - 1:30 pm § in Democrats, Health, Republicans

Why did Covid-19 kill more Republicans than Democrats?

Multiple academic studies have indicated that Republican were statistically more likely to die of Covid-19 than Democrats. The latest, a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, concludes, “Average excess death rates in Florida and Ohio were 76% higher among Republicans than [...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 7:55 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Shouldn’t this prosecutor be fired, too?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, a state judge has reinstated Arizona’s pre-statehood abortion law, which reads: “Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3603 “A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take a[...]

September 22nd, 2022 - 9:38 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Was the Martha’s Vineyard stunt part of a GOP kickback scheme?

“The air charter company Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration hired for his migrant-moving program has contributed big money to some top allies of the governor and was once legally represented by Rep. Matt Gaetz and his former partner, who is now Florida’s “public safety czar” in cha[...]

June 29th, 2022 - 11:17 am § in Politics

Florida bans rainbows

So obsessed is Gov. Ron DeSantis with banishing gay people to non-person status that rainbows are now illegal in and near Florida schools. Florida teachers also have to report gay students to the political police for being gay. “Teachers in Orange County, Florida are being told to scrape rainb[...]

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[...]