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  • Ron DeSantis praised Anthony Fauci for Covid response in spring 2020 for ‘really doing a good job’

    06/03/2023 9:26:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu June 1, 2023 | Andrew Kaczynski,
    Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis is attacking former President Donald Trump for “turning the country over to [Dr. Anthony] Fauci in March 2020” but DeSantis was praising the chief public health official at the same time in previously unreported quotes, saying Fauci was “really, really good and really, really helpful” and “really doing a good job.” In other comments, the Florida governor said he deferred to Fauci’s guidance on COVID-19 restrictions and later cited his guidance when communicating the policies he was putting in place early in the pandemic in the state of Florida. “You have a lot of...
  • Full Press Conference: Grady Judd on ‘horrific’ child porn bust

    06/03/2023 9:16:27 AM PDT · by euram · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | June 2 2023 | Grady Judd
    Polk County Sheriff Grady gives an update after eight men, including a Disney employee, were arrested for child pornography. About 25 minutes, shows pictures of and details regarding those arrested. We need every sheriff in the country working hard to remove these perverts.
  • Riley Gaines receives award at DeSantis’ rally and the left melts down

    06/02/2023 8:59:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 06/02/2023 | JustMindy
    Yesterday, acclaimed women’s activist Riley Gaines announced her endorsement of Ron DeSantis. Today, she appeared with DeSantis and his wife for a South Carolina rally. Riley has worked hard to stand against biological men participating in female sporting competition. She faced this issue first hand when a biological male decided to identify as female, change his name to Lia and compete in women’s swimming.Made it to Greenville SC, where hundreds are filing into the convention center for @RonDeSantis’ final SC event of this swing. Things kick off in 20 minutes. Expected here is ex-collegiate swimmer/transgender sports inclusion opponent @Riley_Gaines_ who...
  • Tomato, Tomahto; Dee-Santis, Deh-Santis [Ron let his wife tell him how to say last name]

    06/02/2023 7:05:02 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 54 replies
    We asked DeSantis campaign Communications Director Stephen Lawson to straighten out the Dee/Deh conundrum. It had become the source of debate in our newsroom. "It's also been a little controversial for us on the campaign trail," Lawson confessed. "He uses Dee-Santis." But Casey Dee-Santis, seems to use Deh-Santis, right? Pause. "Yes," Lawson allowed. And added, "He prefers Dee-Santis." Whoa. So this is a giant source of great friction between Mr. Dee-Santis and Mrs. Deh-Santis, then? "I wouldn't go that far," Lawson deadpanned. The mystery lingers.
  • Polling Proves DeSantis ‘Electability’ is a Myth

    06/02/2023 4:23:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    National File ^ | June 2, 2023 | CHARLES DOWNS
    Ron DeSantis isn’t the popular guy he’s made himself out to be.Last Updated on June 2, 2023Ron DeSantis has been attempting to pitch to GOP voters that he gives Republicans the best chance to beat Joe Biden in the general election. However, new polling from swing states proves this argument is another lie from Ron DeSantis.Pollsters informed voters from the critical swing states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on Ron DeSantis’ votes in Congress. Voters were then asked who they would vote for if the 2024 presidential election was between Joe Biden and Ron DeSantis.When voters were asked,...
  • Why the US Military Almost Blew the Moon Up With a Nuclear Bomb

    06/02/2023 3:09:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2023 | Alex Mitchell
    At the end of the 1950s — a decade shy of Apollo 11’s successful lunar landing — the US military had the radical idea of detonating a nuclear bomb on the surface of the moon, Air Force documents from 1959 show. “Nuclear detonations in the vicinity of the moon are considered in this report with scientific information which might be obtained from such explosions … The detonation of a nuclear weapon on or near the moon’s surface has often been suggested,” according to the now unclassified report. “The military aspect is aided by investigation of space environment, detection of nuclear...
  • Porn stars vs. parenthood: Ron DeSantis plays the family card against Trump

    06/02/2023 3:04:39 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 2, 2023 | Natasha Korecki and Henry J. Gomez
    SALIX, Iowa — It has become a bit. In these early days of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ bid for president, Casey DeSantis joins her husband onstage, and the stories start to roll. There’s the one about bottled water from the Sea of Galilee, preciously savored for the children’s baptisms, that’s accidentally tossed out by a housekeeper at the governor's residence. Then there are Casey’s attestations of mom-hood, battling permanent marker scrawls on furniture and dragging by day’s end, when her husband comes home from work and she hands over the three children. The couple fires off all the indicators of...
  • Ron DeSantis Declines to Provide Proper Pronunciation of His Name - says it's ....

    06/02/2023 3:59:22 AM PDT · by backpacker_c · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1, 2023 | Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
    “We’ve got a long last name. European name, Steinhauser. There’s been some confusion over your last name and the pronunciation and I’m just wondering to correct the record, what is it?” Fox News’s Paul Steinhauser asked DeSantis on Thursday. “Oh, it’s ridiculous. These stupid things. Listen, the way to pronounce my last name — winner,” DeSantis told Steinhauser.
  • Poll: Trump Increases Lead to 28 Points After DeSantis Campaign Launch

    06/02/2023 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Kazan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2023 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    Former President Donald Trump increased his lead over Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to 28-points after the Florida governor officially launched his presidential campaign, a Yahoo News/YouGov found.###As Yahoo News reported:Among potential Republican primary voters — registered voters who identify as Republicans or GOP-leaning independents — Trump now leads the full field of seven declared candidates with 53%. That’s up from 48% in early May, before DeSantis threw his hat in the ring. And DeSantis now lags further behind than he did just a few weeks ago; his 25% is down from 28% in early May.Put another way, DeSantis trailed Trump...
  • DeSantis takes his campaign to South Carolina as poll shows he LOST ground by eight points to frontrunner Trump after disastrous Twitter Spaces launch

    06/02/2023 8:37:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis arrived in South Carolina on Friday on the third leg of an early-state swing after receiving news that his disastrous campaign launch saw him lose ground to frontrunner Donald Trump. A new poll shows the former president increased his lead over DeSantis by eight points since early May. The data will be a blow to DeSantis, who last week used an online interview with Twitter owner Elon Musk to enter the race. But glitches on Twitter Spaces meant the event was late starting and listeners were repeatedly kicked out of the feed. A Yahoo News/YouGov of...
  • We Should Stop Believing Elon Musk Is Committed To Free Speech At Twitter

    06/02/2023 8:13:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/02/2023 | Jack Weir
    Many on the right heralded Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter as a major victory in the culture war. But that celebration appears premature. On June 1, Daily Wire CEO Jeremy Boreing wrote that Twitter had scuttled a deal for the conservative multimedia outlet to screen its massively popular documentary “What Is A Woman?” on the social media site.After initially agreeing to show the film, Boreing says he was told Twitter “would no longer provide us any support and would actually limit the reach of the film and label it as ‘hateful conduct’ because of ‘misgendering.’” The news was surprising because...
  • Heads Roll at Twitter After The Daily Wire Is Censored, but Elon Musk Stirs New Controversy

    06/02/2023 8:19:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | | 9:45 PM on June 01, 2023 | By Bonchie
    The ongoing controversy over Twitter’s censorship of The Daily Wire for alleged “misgendering” escalated on Thursday evening with the social media giant’s Head of Trust and Safety, Ella Irwin, resigning in the wake. That’s most likely because she and her department are the ones who made the decision to label tweets by Matt Walsh as violating Twitter’s “hateful conduct” policies. The result was a warning label being placed on the posts along with sharing disabled. Those moves came after Jeremy Boreing, CEO of The Daily Wire, revealed Thursday morning that Twitter backed out of a deal to show What Is...
  • Hundreds of Amazon workers walk out to protest return to office, climate

    06/01/2023 3:03:13 PM PDT · by thegagline · 56 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 05/31/2023 | Lauren Rosenblatt
    Hundreds of Amazon employees briefly walked off the job Wednesday, calling on the company to reconsider its return-to-office mandate and curb its greenhouse gas emissions. Outside Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, standing underneath a banner that urged the company to stop its “short-term thinking,” Pamela Hayter told her colleagues she wasn’t nervous about speaking out anymore. “We’re here today because it’s the right thing to do,” the Seattle-based program manager said. “I’ve not been nervous. I’ve been fired up.” On Wednesday, nearly 2,000 Amazon employees joined the walkout, according to organizers who gathered pledges before action took place. Of those pledges, roughly...
  • Democratic Florida Mayor Charged With Voter Fraud

    06/02/2023 7:07:34 AM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/1/23 | Ben Wilson
    A Democratic mayor in Florida was arrested and charged with three counts of voter fraud, punishable by up to five years in prison. Anthony DeFillipo, mayor of North Miami Beach, was charged with three third-degrees felonies for allegedly voting illegally in three elections. He's the third mayor of that city to be arrested in 11 years. DeFillipo didn't even live in his city, violating the city charter, but he drove to North Miami Beach to vote three times, in August, October, and November, according to the Miami Herald. He reportedly lives in neighboring Davie, where he was recorded in cell...
  • Trump the COVID Cuomosexual

    06/02/2023 5:49:18 AM PDT · by lasereye · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 1, 2023 | Post Editorial Board
    Who says bromance is dead? Our ever-fickle ex-prez Donald Trump has found a new fave in an old enemy: disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on whom he basically showered praise from his Truth Social account for his handling of New York’s COVID crisis by contrasting it favorably with that of chief GOP rival Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis. And Cuomo, a founding member of his own fan club, kindly reciprocated, tweeting that “Donald Trump tells the truth, finally. New York got hit first and worst but New Yorkers acted responsibly. Florida’s policy of denial allowed Covid to spread and...
  • Dee-Santis or Deh-Santis? His team won't say

    06/01/2023 1:21:00 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 37 replies
    Some presidential candidates struggle to nail their message. Ron DeSantis is struggling to nail his NAME. In the early days of his campaign, DeSantis has gone back and forth between pronouncing his name Dee-Santis and Deh-Santis. Why it matters: DeSantis' dissonance on how to say his name — for years an issue of confusion for his campaign teams — is a curiosity as many GOP leaders and donors wonder whether the Florida governor is ready for the scrutiny of a presidential campaign. What's happening: During his first week as a candidate, DeSantis pronounced his name "Dee-Santis" during: The video announcing...
  • Fla. Jury Says Miami Official Owes $65.3M Over Retaliation

    06/01/2023 10:09:33 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 8 replies
    A Florida federal jury on Thursday found a Miami city commissioner liable for $65.3 million in damages over using his office and government resources to systematically target a pair of business owners after they supported a political opponent during a runoff election in 2017. The jury handed down its verdict in Fort Lauderdale after deliberating since Wednesday afternoon, finding Miami City Commissioner Joe Carollo liable for using his office to target businesses associated with Little Havana developers William Fuller and Martin Pinilla II after supporting Carollo's opponent while running for the District 3 position in November 2017. Carollo, who previously...
  • Trump Shares Mock Video of DeSantis Announcing Campaign to Soros, Schwab, FBI – Gets More Views than Real Announcement

    06/01/2023 8:23:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    National File ^ | May 25, 2023 | CHARLES DOWNS
    President Trump shared an unreal video to Truth Social showing Ron DeSantis announcing his presidential campaign to a slew of globalists, including Satan himself.45th President Trump shared an AI-generated video on TruthSocial of Ron DeSantis announcing his presidential run to Elon Musk, Hitler, the Devil, the FBI, George Soros, Dick Cheney, and Klaus Schwab during the Florida Governor’s Twitter Space campaign announcement with Elon Musk. Between Trump and other accounts that shared it, the AI-generated video has more views than Ron DeSantis’ actual presidential announcement.The AI-generated video begins with Elon Musk welcoming everyone to Ron DeSantis’ big announcement. Following Musk’s...
  • Poll: Less than a Quarter of Americans Say DeSantis Campaign Launch Went Somewhat or Very Well

    06/01/2023 7:43:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2023 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    Less than a quarter of Americans believe Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) virtual presidential campaign launch went “somewhat” or “very well,” a survey found.Instead of a traditional campaign rally announcement, DeSantis opted for a virtual campaign launch in the form of a Twitter Spaces chat with Twitter CEO Elon Musk. However, DeSantis’s launch was plagued with technical difficulties, leading many to mock his announcement, including the Republican primary frontrunner, former President Donald Trump.As Breitbart News reported:The Twitter Spaces call, scheduled to launch at 6:00 p.m. Eastern, began several minutes late as one unidentified voice whispered that it was “quiet.” David...
  • WATCH: DeSantis Spox Demands Citizenship for Illegal Migrant ‘Dreamers’ Who She is ‘In Favor Of’.

    06/01/2023 7:28:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | 05/31/2023 | JAKE WELCH
    Christina Pushaw, “Rapid Response Director” for Ron DeSantis’s 2024 presidential campaign, recently argued that immigration “has been a net positive thing for the country,” and that she is “in favor of Dreamers” – the class of illegal migrant championed by President Barack Obama.Pushaw stated in an unearthed Zoom call (below) that immigration does “not need to be better enforced, or regulated,” but rather, that “the law needs to be better because right now it’s extremely difficult to immigrate legally even for qualified people, even for people who are working hard which many undocumented immigrants do by the way: they work...