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  • Florida Mayors Heckled at the Beach While Announcing More Stay-at-Home Rules

    07/03/2020 11:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 03, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's Fourth of July weekend, and restless patriots want to finally get out of their houses and go to the beach. But they'll have no such luck in Florida's Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said it would be highly irresponsible to open the beaches, while Broward Mayor Dale V.C. Holness argued it was imperative to keep people safe, considering any open beaches have the potential to draw people from other counties. This is not something we are taking lightly,” Holness said. “We don’t like taking away the freedom of people to go to...
  • Los Angeles Sheriff Will Not Enforce New County Order Shutting Down Beaches for July 4th

    07/02/2020 3:46:12 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 2, 2020 | Leslie Eastman
    Three weeks ago, 100,000 gathered for LA’s BLM protests. Now, for some strange reason, the LA area is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases....Despite the fact the experts now deem that the virus can no longer be contained, California Governor Gavin Newsom is pulling the COVID-trigger. He canceled fireworks and other activities enjoyed by millions of non-protesting and social-distance-practicing Californians ahead of the July 4th holiday... Los Angeles County beaches will also be closed during the holiday. However, many good people are tired of the clearly useless and political restrictions and are beginning to push back against the new rules….including...
  • You can’t go to the beach for July 4th in Miami-Dade but lap dances from a stripper are still allowed

    06/30/2020 11:56:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 30, 2020 | Greg P.
    Because of COVID-19, beaches in Miami-Dade County will be closed for the 4th of July weekend: ... But you can still get a lap dance at a strip club: ... For real. Confirmed via an email with Deputy Mayor Jennifer Moon: ... If you want people to stop taking everything the government says on corona seriously, well then, this is a pretty good place to start.
  • All L.A. County beaches closed for July 4th weekend as coronavirus cases skyrocket.

    06/30/2020 12:39:13 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 49 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | June 29, 2020 | Mary Beth McDade
    Fourth of July revelers have been advised to stay away from Los Angeles County beaches as coronavirus cases skyrocketed. The temporary closures affects all beaches, piers, parking lots, beach bike paths, and beach access points beginning on Friday at 12:01 a.m., and lasting through 5 a.m. on Monday, L.A. County officials announced. Fireworks displays are also off-limits over the weekend in an effort to prevent gathering.
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • De Blasio throws cold water on actually having fun at NYC’s open beaches

    05/22/2020 3:21:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22, 2020 | 5:33pm | Julia Marsh, Nolan Hicks and Bruce Golding
    Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the Big Apple’s beaches will be open for Memorial Day weekend — but warned there won’t be a whole lot of fun in the sun allowed. “You can walk on the beach. You can hang out on the beach, but do it in a manner that is consistent with everything we’ve been talking about,” de Blasio said. “You go out for the amount of time you need, then you get back home.” With no lifeguards on duty, de Blasio said, beachgoers can forget about one of the main attractions — hitting the waves....
  • Bill De Blasio Warns: NYC Beachgoers Will Be ‘Taken Right out of the Water’

    05/18/2020 1:44:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    De Blasio said that New York City will begin installing fencing along the city’s beaches and asked residents to avoid large gatherings, and playing sports. Lifeguards will also be prohibited from being on duty. “Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” De Blasio said. “It’s a dangerous situation to ever go in the water if there are no lifeguards present,” he added. Though Big Apple beaches are closed for Memorial Day weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will allow beaches in other parts of the state to open. Beaches in Connecticut, Delaware,...
  • New York City beaches will NOT open on Memorial Day and Bill de Blasio threatens to close them off with fences as he also hits out at partygoers congregating outside bars on the streets of Manhattan

    05/18/2020 3:39:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2020 | Valerie Edwards
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday morning that the Big Apple's beaches will not open on Memorial Day and he's not comfortable with people gathering outside bars. After giving updates about the coronavirus in the city, de Blasio addressed questions about beaches reopening in the city. 'There's obviously a huge interest in the beaches and the state of New York has said that different localities can make different choices and some are deciding in the metropolitan area to open beaches for Memorial Day - the traditional start of the beach season. 'I've said before and I'll say...
  • ‘Out-of-Towners’ Blamed for ‘Mayhem’ After Florida City Re-Opens Beach

    05/17/2020 11:08:29 AM PDT · by absalom01 · 25 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 17, 2020 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Florida’s COVID-19 response has been a tremendous success story. Much like Georgia, where Gov. Brian Kemp resisted the Cult of Eternal Lockdown, the Republican governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, delayed issuing a statewide lockdown order and was one of the first governors to lift the order. As I have explained elsewhere, most Florida counties were handling their own coronavirus outbreaks with local policies, so DeSantis didn’t feel a statewide lockdown was necessary, especially because there were so many counties with very few cases, but finally he gave in to the political pressure. And as soon as May 1 arrived, DeSantis...
  • ‘Social distancing ambassadors’ to stroll New Jersey boardwalks this summer

    05/13/2020 6:36:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 12, 2020 | Vincent Barone
    “Social distancing ambassadors” will be prowling popular New Jersey boardwalks this summer to make sure beachgoers don’t get too close. The teams will be dispatched donning special vests to Wildwood, Ocean City and other summer hangouts through Cape May County’s new coronavirus campaign, “Six Feet Saves Lives.” “As public places begin to reopen it is important to continue to take proper precautions, such as wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, and social distancing,” said Kevin Thomas, Cape May County Health Officer, in a statement.
  • Democratic congressman said opening California beaches was 'reckless.' Then he was seen at a private beach.

    05/07/2020 12:23:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 7, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) ordered all California beaches and state parks to close last week. However, photos of Democratic Congressman Harley Rouda reportedly show he was at a private beach last weekend despite saying that opening the beaches was "reckless." "Keeping Orange County beaches open during a heat wave is reckless," Rouda tweeted April 21. "We need leaders who will prioritize public health and make the tough calls to keep our families safe."
  • O.C. beaches in 3 more cities will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Newsom announces...

    05/06/2020 12:16:10 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 10 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | May 5, 2020 | Tracy Bloom
    Five days after ordering the “hard close” of all state and local beaches in Orange County to curb the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced three more Orange County cities can begin allowing the public back on some areas of the scenic coastline. The governor reached agreements with Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Dana Point to lift state-mandated closures, with some restrictions and effective immediately, one day after California approved plans put forth by local officials in Laguna Beach and San Clemente. “The good news, is just a few hours ago, we were able to make similar...
  • Florida Lawyer Dons Grim Reaper Cowl To Warn Beachgoers Of COVID-19 Threat

    05/04/2020 4:51:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Above the Law ^ | 5/4 | Jonathan Wolf
    Finally! A Grim Reaper who's trying to save lives.Move over “Florida man” stories, because 2020 is shaping up to be the year of the “Florida lawyer.” That is if Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder has anything to do with it. Uhlfelder is the man you’ve probably heard of by now who achieved nationwide notoriety by dressing as the archetypal representation of Death itself in order to caution Florida beachgoers against the dangers of reopening pandemic-stricken beaches too soon. When I heard of this story, I immediately sent Uhlfelder an email asking for an interview. He responded within just a few minutes...
  • Gov. Newsom plans to close all beaches, all state parks on Friday

    04/30/2020 3:38:15 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 75 replies ^ | 4/29/20 | Ginger Jeffries
    Beaches to be closed again. @KUSINews — Ginger Jeffries (@GingerKUSI) April 30, 2020______ SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In a memo sent to city leaders, Governor Gavin Newsom stated that tomorrow he is announcing closure of all beaches and all state parks in California, effective May 1st. Newsom highlights that after seeing multiple violations of the stay-at-home order is the reason for this closure. “Those images are an example of what not to see, people, what not to do if we’re going to make the meaningful progress that we’ve made in the last few weeks extend into the next number...
  • Surf's Down in California: Governor Will Close Beaches

    04/29/2020 11:50:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Local10 ^ | 4/30 | Adam Beam And Stefanie Dazio
    Gov. Gavin Newsom will order all beaches and state parks closed starting Friday after people thronged the seashore during a sweltering weekend despite his social distancing order that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to a memo sent to police chiefs around the state. Eric Nuñez, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, said it was sent to the group's members Wednesday evening so they have time to plan ahead of Newsom’s expected announcement Thursday. SNIP While most state parks and many local beaches, trails and parks have been closed for weeks, Newsom's order is sure to...
  • Newsom to close all California beaches, state parks over coronavirus: memo

    04/29/2020 11:20:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29 2020 | Brie Stimson
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom will be closing all beaches and state parks across the state starting Friday to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to a memo sent to California police chiefs Wednesday. The decision comes less than a week after Newsom called out the massive crowds that flocked to Newport Beach in Orange County last weekend during a heatwave. Newsom called the beach crowds an example of "what not to do" for the state to make progress toward easing restrictions in the statewide stay-at-home order.
  • Another Trump-hating journalist imagines 'packed beaches' full of Trump supporters ... and wants them dead

    04/20/2020 5:26:28 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/20/2020 | Monica Showalter
    The Miami Herald, the revenue-losing paper which is owned by a company that may be pursuing a coronavirus-linked taxpayer bailout, has a columnist who'd like half that taxpaying population dead. This tweet from a Miami Herald columnist tells you all you need to know about her, and based on their hiring choices, likely everything you need to know about the Miami Herald as well. Their flagrant bias continues to go on unchecked. Disgusting. — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 19, 2020 Here's the now-deleted tweet: It was a ridiculous tweet, because it turns out Florida doesn't have 'packed beaches.'...
  • Four Lowcountry beach municipalities opt to continue access checkpoints [SC]

    04/20/2020 6:39:10 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    WIS TV ^ | April 19, 2020 | Lilian Donahue
    FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Four Lowcountry beach communities have agreed to continue island restrictions even as governor McMaster is expected to re-open beach access early next week. Leaders with Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach and Edisto Beach have been in contact with county officials since finding out about the governor’s plans. “People should not assume that because one regulation is relaxed, that the threat has passed,” Sullivan’s Island Mayor Patrick O’Neil said. “It will be very important for people to distinguish between being able to have access to the beach per say, versus having access to the...
  • Beach access to reopen in S.C. next week, officials say

    04/19/2020 12:01:00 PM PDT · by abb · 22 replies
    WMBT-TV ^ | April 28, 2020 | Staff
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Beach access in South Carolina will reopen next week, according to officials. S.C. State Senator Stephen Goldfinch said on Facebook Saturday afternoon simply,“Beach Access being reopened next week.” Goldfinch tells WMBF News the information comes from the governor’s office. According to S.C. Rep Alan Clemmons, Gov. Henry McMaster is set to address the matter in a press conference scheduled for Monday, April 20. “Thank you, Governor Henry McMaster, for listening and taking appropriate action to reopen public access to our beaches, while keeping in place social distancing requirements, allowing no more than three individuals to...
  • Beaches, parks to reopen in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday

    04/17/2020 6:17:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 17 2020 | Marty Johnson
    The mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., said that the city's beaches and parks are will reopen at 5 p.m. Friday, but with restrictions as the coronavirus outbreak continues across the state and country. The beaches and parks will be open for essential activities only, which per Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R) executive order include walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running, swimming and surfing as long as social distancing guidelines are followed. “This can be the beginning of the pathway back to normal life,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Thursday. “Please respect and follow these limitations. Stay within the guidelines for your safety as...