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  • Florida Gov. DeSantis Sending Police to Deal With Border Crisis in Arizona, Texas

    06/16/2021 6:01:10 PM PDT · by Drastic · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 6-16-2021 | Jack Phillips
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that he has authorized sending police to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and Texas after the two respective states requested it. DeSantis, a Republican, said Florida is the first state to answer a letter from Govs. Greg Abbott and Doug Ducey, both also Republicans, that asked all other states for help in policing the border. "We're here today because we have problems in Florida that are not organic to Florida that we've been forced to deal (with) over many years, but particularly over the last six months, because of the failure of the Biden...
  • On Florida’s horizon: Dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies

    06/16/2021 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 16, 2021 | AP Staff
    TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast. The plume is expected to dampen storm activity but worsen air pollution, causing trouble for some people with allergies and other respiratory problems. Some health experts say symptoms could mimic those from COVID-19. NASA is monitoring the dust, which was swept off Africa by strong winds swirling across the deserts of Mali and Mauritania. Trade winds are carrying the plume across the ocean, with the leading edge expected to arrive in...
  • Florida congressional candidate says opponents conspiring to kill her

    06/15/2021 6:17:37 PM PDT · by RandFan · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/21 02:52 PM EDT | BY JOSEPH CHOI
    A Florida congressional candidate has obtained a stalking injunction against one of her likely opponents in the race, claiming he conspired with two other potential candidates to kill her. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Anna Paulina Luna, who is running in the Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Charlie Crist (D) as he seeks the governor's mansion, obtained a temporary injunction against William Braddock, who has previously stated his plans on running against her. “I received information yesterday (at midnight) regarding a plan (with a timeline) to murder me made by William Braddock in an effort...
  • 'HUGE Legal Win': Florida Appeals Court Just Dealt A Devastating Blow To Forced Masking

    06/14/2021 12:33:29 PM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies ^ | 14 June A.D. 2021 | Scott Morefield
    A Florida appellate court delivered a devastating blow to government-induced forced public masking in the state on Friday with a narrow 2-1 decision that finally took into account citizen privacy rights that have often been ignored throughout the pandemic. In overturning and sending back for reconsideration the decision of a circuit judge in favor of Alachua County's mask requirement, the 1st District Court of Appeal panel cited the state Supreme Court's interpretation of privacy rights "so broad as to include the complete freedom of a person to control his own body," Fox13 reported. A panel of the 1st District Court...
  • Florida’s New Voting Law Implements Grand Jury Recommendations

    06/13/2021 10:41:26 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Tallahassee Reports ^ | June 13th 2021 | Staff
    Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed SB 90 into law. The bill, which addressed elections, has been derided as a “Jim Crow” tactic and characterized as voter suppression by political opponents. However, in 2012, a grand jury taking part in an election fraud case in Miami-Dade County provided a list of recommendations to lawmakers to crack down on absentee ballot-related voter fraud. A number of those grand jury recommendations were included in SB 90. DeSantis has praised the bill saying Florida has some of the “strongest election integrity measures” in the country. The Grand Jury Report In the executive summary of...
  • COVID vaccinations could cause spike in medical test results in men

    06/12/2021 9:18:02 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 06/11/2021 | WND Staff
    Men who get the COVID-19 vaccinations are being warned by a urologist in Palm Beach County, Florida, that they may cause a spike in the results on one medical test.It's Dr. Diego Rubinowicz who said, in a report by CBS12, that it is the PSA levels for men who are being tested, often routinely, for prostate cancer, that are affected.The report explained prostate cancer is a common cancer for men, with a quarter of a million cases or thereabouts diagnosed in 2021.But the doctor said he's been seeing elevated PSA test levels in men who got vaccinations, not necessarily related...
  • Publix murder-suicide: Grandmother tried to fight off man in seemingly random attack

    06/12/2021 1:08:42 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 26 replies
    ABC Local 10 News ^ | June 11, 2021 | Margol, Branton, Vela
    ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. – Detectives believe the Publix murder-suicide was a random act by a mentally ill man who had made online threats, and that a grandmother fighting back may have saved other lives, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Timothy J. Wall, 55 of Loxahatchee, is the man authorities say killed a woman and her nearly 2-year-old grandson before taking his own life in the frightening supermarket shooting Thursday morning. Investigators say Wall walked into the Publix at 1180 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard in Royal Palm Beach about 20 minutes after the woman and child, using...
  • Black Mom: Critical Race Theory Is False ‘Unless You Believe That Whites Are Better Than Blacks’

    06/11/2021 1:30:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 11, 2021 | Daily Signal Staff
    My name is Keisha King. I’m a mom of two, one who’s in the Duvall County Public School System, and one in private school, thanks to school choice. I’m also a member of Moms for Liberty, representing thousands of parents. Just coming off of May 31st, marking the 100 years of the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even contemplating something like critical race theory, where children will be separated by their skin color and deemed permanently oppressors or oppressed in 2021. That is not teaching the truth, unless you believe that whites are better than blacks. I...
  • Fans Ejected From Miami Marlins Game After Hanging Proud Boys Flag (Barf Alert)

    06/10/2021 8:24:11 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 32 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | June 9th 2021 | JESSICA LIPSCOMB
    You know that one family member who just won't shut up about politics, even when you're trying to do something nice, like go for an after-dinner walk or drive Grandma to the doctor?Last night, a handful of attendees at the Miami Marlins game were that guy. While the rest of the fans presumably just showed up to enjoy a nice summer-evening game against the Colorado Rockies, five jackwads at LoanDepot Park decided it would be fun and interesting to unfurl two right-wing posters: one declaring "PROUD BOYS DID NOTHING WRONG, FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS 1/6/21" and the other insisting "TRUMP...
  • GOP Rep. Byron Donalds says he’s been shut out of the Congressional Black Caucus

    06/09/2021 11:11:21 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09 Jun 2021 | Morgan Phillips
    Rep. Byron Donalds, one of only two Black Republicans in the House, says that he has been snubbed by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Donalds' communications director Harrison Fields told Fox News that the Florida Republican has engaged with multiple members of the CBC, an influential and officially nonpartisan group, to tell them he’s interested in joining but still hasn’t gotten an invite. Other freshman lawmakers were inducted into the group six months ago. "Since starting in Congress, our office and the Congressman have engaged with several CBC members expressing his interest in joining, but all we've got is the...
  • Trump eyeing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as possible 2024 running mate

    06/08/2021 11:17:53 AM PDT · by Conserv · 39 replies
    “Sure I would … I would certainly consider Ron,” Trump, 74, told Fox Business‘ Stuart Varney in a phone interview Monday. “I was at the beginning of Ron,” he said of the 42-year-old former Navy officer who graduated both Yale and Harvard Law School. “I was the first one to endorse him when he came out as a congressman that a lot of people didn’t know, and my endorsement helped him tremendously,” Trump said. “And I know him very well. He’s a great guy,” Trump added.
  • Celebrity Edge to become first cruise ship to sail from US port since pandemic shutdown

    06/08/2021 6:53:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | June 7, 2021 | Richard Tribou
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The first major cruise ship to sail from the U.S. in more than a year will be Celebrity Edge from Port Everglades. Celebrity Cruises announced it had received to OK from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to begin seven-night Caribbean sailings from the Fort Lauderdale port beginning June 26, according to the company. “For the past 15 months our conversations with friends and loved ones about seeing the world have been accompanied by the phrase ‘someday.’ I’m beyond proud and excited to say that day has arrived,” said cruise line CEO and President Lisa...
  • Florida Cop Attacked By Crowd In Jacksonville, Florida

    06/08/2021 10:08:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fraternal Order of Police President Steve Zona argues the officer being thrown to the ground in Jacksonville is just another indication of what happens when anti-law enforcement rhetoric comes from activists, elected officials.
  • School Board’s legal counsel makes move to help pro-BLM members

    06/08/2021 7:22:09 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 1 replies
    BizPacReview,com ^ | 6/8/21 | Jack Furnari & Jon Dougherty
    In the middle of a firestorm over Critical Race Theory, the general counsel’s office for the Palm Beach County School board, in an unprecedented move, emailed pro-Black Lives Matter talking points to school board members. Critics questioned the ethics of the decision, noting that the purpose of the board’s general counsel is to provide legal advice and defend its actions, not offer political or policy guidance on issues to elected officials. The document from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, “Talking Points on Anti-Semitism and Black Lives Matter,” contains several statements suggesting that the BLM organization as a whole is...
  • Mayoral loss in Hispanic-heavy Texas city sets off Dems’ alarms

    06/07/2021 10:01:07 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Russell Contreras Mon, June 7, 2021, 8:54 PM
    A Republican has won a mayoral race in a South Texas Hispanic Democratic bastion, sparking celebration from the GOP nationwide and alarm from some Democrats. Why it matters: Javier Villalobos' victory Saturday in Mexican American-majority McAllen, Texas, comes as some Latino Democrats say their party has been ignoring Mexican Americans in Texas, New Mexico and California as the Republican Party makes dents in areas once solidly blue. Villalobos, an attorney and former chair of the Hidalgo County GOP, beat Veronica Whitacre by about 200 votes in a nonpartisan race where Democrats have dominated for years. His victory drew praise from...
  • Enough Is Enough’: Florida Governor DeSantis Signs Bills to Confront ‘Nefarious’ Chinese Influence

    06/07/2021 6:45:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/07/2021 | Eva Fu
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed two pieces of legislation on June 7 designed to combat the influence of communist China in the United States.“If you look right now, there is no single entity that exercises a more pervasive nefarious influence across a wide range of American industries and institutions than the Communist Party of China,” the Republican said during a press conference in Miami.“All we are doing today is saying, ‘Enough is enough.’ We’ve got to start fighting back, and so the state of Florida is doing that,” he said.One of the bills aims to cut the Chinese Communist Party’s...
  • Trump eyeing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as possible 2024 running mate

    06/07/2021 11:38:22 AM PDT · by McGruff · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 7, 2021 | Lee Brown
    Former President Donald Trump revealed Monday he would consider ditching Mike Pence for Florida’s tough Gov. Ron DeSantis as his 2024 presidential election running mate. “Sure I would … I would certainly consider Ron,” Trump, 74, told Fox Business‘ Stuart Varney in a phone interview Monday. “I was at the beginning of Ron,” he said of the 42-year-old former Navy officer who graduated both Yale and Harvard Law School.
  • Gov. DeSantis signs Speaker-priority foreign influence bills

    06/07/2021 11:18:50 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 12 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | June 7, 2021 | Jason Delgado
    'We’ve got to start fighting back.'With the phrase “Stop CCP Influence” displayed in bold letters across his podium, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed two bills Friday to thwart foreign meddling in Florida’s government and education system. The bills (HB 1523) and (HB 7017) mark the Republican Governor’s latest jab against China, which he described Monday as an “adversary,” and other communist countries. “There is no single entity that exercises a more pervasive, nefarious influence across a wide range of American industries and institution than the Communist Party of China,” DeSantis said. Sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Beltran, one measure (HB 1523)...
  • 10,864 Venezuelans Pour Into Texas Border Region, Up From 135 Last Year

    06/07/2021 8:16:23 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 36 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | June 7, 2021 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    “In just the last 7 days, our agents have encountered over 5,800 migrants from 29 different countries,” Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Chief Austin Skero wrote on Twitter on June 4. “During this same time, 63 smuggling attempts were caught on our highways.” [snip] Many Venezuelans told The Epoch Times they flew to Cancún then Monterrey, in Mexico, before crossing the river into Del Rio. Some came via Colombia. A large portion intend to live in Florida—in particular Orlando, Tampa, and Miami—where they already have family members.
  • Jimmy Kimmel: Florida is 'America's North Korea'

    06/07/2021 5:38:50 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 6, 2021 | Carly Roman
    Jimmy Kimmel called Florida "America's North Korea" during a recent broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. The comedian went after the Sunshine State, and particularly Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, for the state's recently announced "python challenge," where participants win prizes for capturing large snakes in an effort to protect the Everglades wetlands. "In America’s North Korea, the Sunshine State, from time to time, we enjoy taking a look at what’s going on, and tonight, we are doing it again in a Gov. DeSantis edition of 'This Week in Florida,'" Kimmel said before playing a clip of DeSantis announcing the...