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  • Florida’s Citrus Crop To Be Smallest Since WW2, Squeezes OJ Prices Higher

    01/19/2022 7:48:20 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 1-19-2022
    The first meal of the day may soon become more expensive for consumers as food inflation soars. A combination of citrus disease and adverse weather conditions have plagued Florida’s orange crop and may soon constrain supplies, which has already forced orange juice prices to multi-year highs as demand remains robust. “You have your classical supply-demand mismatch,” Shawn Hackett, president of Hackett Financial Advisors, which specializes in agricultural commodities analysis, told CNN Bussiness. Due to dwindling supply, “much higher prices are coming to supermarkets,” he warned. Last week, the US Agriculture Department issued a report about the state of Florida’s orange...
  • Exclusive — Watch: FL Dem Gov Hopeful Crist Likens DeSantis to ‘Castro or Maduro’; Ignores Question About Fried’s Hitler Comparison

    01/19/2022 11:02:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/19/2021 | Jeff poor
    Last week, Florida Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Fried compared incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to Adolf Hitler during an interview with Florida public radio. Fried received backlash for the remarks. However, her Democrat opponent, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), is not renouncing Fried for those remarks.
  • Top Florida health official on leave over support for vaccination

    01/19/2022 12:35:51 PM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 44 replies
    BBC World Report ^ | 18 January 2022 | Doctor Paul Pino
    The Florida Department of Health has placed a top official on administrative leave after he criticised staff over their vaccination rate. In an email on 4 January, Dr Raul Pino called unvaccinated staff members "irresponsible" and wrote "we are not even at 50% - pathetic". Legislation passed in Florida late last year prohibits employers, public and private, from mandating jabs. DOH confirmed on Wednesday the doctor's actions were being investigated.
  • Gov. DeSantis gripes that Joe Biden shorted Florida on bridge repair funds

    'The Biden Administration continues to punish states that are succeeding.' A media release Tuesday from the Governor’s Office decried “inadequate” funding for bridge repair from the federal government, lamenting that Florida again got less money than it deserves from the Joe Biden administration. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ remarks dissed the “inadequate allotment” as another “disservice to the state and its nearly 22 million residents.” He called it further evidence that Democrats in Washington just don’t want Florida to succeed. “Last week, the Biden administration announced it would continue to harm Florida for its success through the distribution of less than $245...
  • FAKE NEWS “Desantis/Trump feud”

    01/19/2022 5:50:39 AM PST · by Billie Bud · 79 replies
    I’m not buying it nor should you. If Trump had any beef with Desantis, he would have Don jr. on twitter ahead of his speeches laying out why AND he would have reiterated why he would want to highlight any issues with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in The Arizona rally. This is complete sabotage by leftists commie plants masquerading as journalists stirring this stuff up. Don’t fall for it. Be smart. Understand the old tactics being used.
  • Trump v. DeSantis: Advantage, DeSantis

    01/19/2022 3:02:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 211 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2022 | Kurt Schlichter
    Things keep changing. A few months ago I thought Trump would not run. Then I thought he would run. Now, I don’t think so once again. And one of the tells is the subtle shot he took at DeSantis over vaccines. The fact is that Trump, if he runs, is not a shoo-in. And this could be an epic battle for the chance to beat Kamala Harris like a drum in 2024. And, at least according to people like you who took my most recent Twitter poll, Trump is not a shoo-in. He’s dropped to just one-third support from nearly...
  • Evil Florida

    01/19/2022 3:24:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2022 | John Stossel
    Omicron spreads. The media say, "Governments must act!" Many have, bringing back mask mandates and closing schools. Do these rules work? No. My new video shows why Florida's approach is better. Gov. Ron DeSantis ended pandemic restrictions last spring and refuses to impose new ones. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result," he said. Lockdown states let "hysteria drive them to do really damaging things." The media hate him for saying things like that. "Some governors are putting their own political gain ahead of children's lives," said CNN anchor...
  • Another "Anonymous Source" Psyop by the Legacy Media Re; Trump and Desantis

    01/18/2022 8:35:59 PM PST · by conservative98 · 5 replies
    Rumble ^ | January 17, 2022 | Styx
    An "anonymous source" says Trump... Where have we heard this sort of thing before?
  • Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend granted immunity in sex-trafficking probe: report

    01/18/2022 11:20:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/18/2022 | Callie Patteson
    A former girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz was granted immunity before she testified last week in front of a federal grand jury hearing evidence in the sex-trafficking probe of the right-wing lawmaker, according to a new report. Two sources familiar with the investigation told CBS News that the unidentified ex of Gaetz (R-Fla.) is seen as a potential key witness in the case, with one source alleging that she has information related to both trafficking and obstruction of justice claims against the congressman.
  • Orange County health director Dr. Raul Pino placed on administrative leave

    01/18/2022 2:50:54 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 17 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 1/18/22 | Shannon Butler
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Health Director Dr. Raul Pino has been placed on administrative leave. Sources tell WFTV Pino was placed on paid administrative leave after he sent an email on Jan. 4 to Orange County Department of Health staff about employee COVID-19 vaccination rates. >>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<< READ: Orange County opening county-employee only COVID-19 testing site In it, he wrote, “I have a hard time understanding how we can be in public health and not practice it…” He wrote that he had an analyst run vaccination data for employees, and that out...
  • DeSantis v. Trump Feud just went BOOM!

    01/18/2022 11:53:40 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 193 replies
    Sources say | 1/18/2022 | Self
    This feud just reached the tipping point as the media reports and stories are coming in like an avalanche on a daily basis. AND, people are arguing about it, yep, it's causing division and animosity and arguments even among people at FreeRepublic. Here's some of the evidence cited: 1) Sources say DeSantis may not back Trump 2) Reports have it that Trump poked fun at DeSantis 3) People are saying the riff is growing wider 4) Articles are on the increase citing unnamed sources and reports involving BOTH, DeSantis and Trump, yes, both
  • Florida Gov. says backing ex-president for 2024 now 'is too much to ask' after Trump attacked him for being 'dull' and having 'no charisma'

    01/18/2022 11:23:29 AM PST · by RandFan · 219 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 18 | By NATASHA ANDERSON and MATT MCNULTY
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a once-loyal member of Donald Trump's court, is refusing to bend a knee to the former president and says backing him in the 2024 election 'is too much to ask' after Trump publicly attacked his character, according to a report. Trump reportedly said the popular governor has 'no personal charisma' and a 'dull personality' as rumors swirl the ex-president is angry DeSantis hasn't declined to challenge him for the GOP presidential nomination. DeSantis, however, has told his inner circle that Trump's 'expectation that he bend the knee is asking too much,' the New York Times reported....
  • Trump's advisers point the finger at McConnell as reports of DeSantis feud swirl

    01/17/2022 8:27:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan. 17, 2022, 9:13 PM EST | By Marc Caputo, Jonathan Allen and Peter Nicholas
    Both camps have denied any real friction, and they blamed “the media” for overhyping tensions, but Trump advisers say they see a hidden hand at play: that of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who is in a pitched battle with Trump over the future of the Republican Party in political races all over the country. They pointed to the podcast itself, because DeSantis made the attention-grabbing remarks on Ruthless, which is co-hosted by McConnell’s longtime adviser Josh Holmes. Shortly after the podcast was posted Friday, Twitter was flooded with the suggestion that DeSantis had knocked Trump by saying one...
  • Houston couple found slain 40 years ago identified, but baby daughter still missing

    01/17/2022 3:35:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    WSB-TV 2 ^ | 1/17 | Crystal Bonvillian
    Hollie Marie Clouse would now be 41 years old. The Florida infant was barely a year old in 1980 when her parents, newlyweds Harold Dean Clouse Jr. and Tina Gail Linn, uprooted their small family and headed to Houston for a job opportunity. A few months later, the couple’s families stopped hearing from them. They never saw them again. Now, with the help of genetic genealogists, authorities have identified a murdered couple found in a wooded area of Harris County the following January as Clouse and Linn. There remains one problem, however. “The closure of these cases has led to...
  • Southwest Florida tornadoes: Hundreds displaced from their homes. What we know Monday, Jan. 17

    01/17/2022 11:04:07 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17 January 2022 | Luis Zambrano
    Luis Zambrano, Fort Myers News-Press Mon, January 17, 2022, 10:24 AM·2 min read A day after two EF-2 tornadoes touched down in Southwest Florida and numerous tornado warnings were issued in the region, here is what you need to know regarding recovery and clean-up efforts, power, people who have been displaced and moved into temporary shelters. This is a developing story. Please check back with news-press.com and naplesnews.com for updates throughout the day. Power outages in Lee and Collier LCEC is reporting today eight customers without power. FPL is reporting 362 in Lee County, 31 in Collier County and 65...
  • ACT NOW: US Rep. Kat Cammack Sounds Alarm

    01/17/2022 5:57:49 AM PST · by xenia · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 16 1922 | Joe Hoft
    US Congresswoman Rep. Kat Cammack sounds the alarm. The Democrats are breaking all the rules to end elections in America forevermore. Rep. Cammack did not vote for the Democrats’ scam move to steal elections. No Republican did. Officially, this bill was created by the Democrats to concur with Senate amendments and further amend the bill to merge the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act into previously passed legislation extending NASA’s authority to lease its facilities. Rep. Cammack tells it all on the Democrats’ efforts in this BS voting rights bill.
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Tears The Roof Off Of Biden In New Interview, Even Calling Him ‘Brandon’

    01/16/2022 5:10:33 PM PST · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | January 16, 2022 | Carmine Sabia
    Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis absolutely laced into President Joe Biden in a recent interview, even using the nickname “Brandon” to refer to him. “All the problems you see with our country, and there’s a huge amount of problems with Brandon in the White House,” he said in an interview this week. “I mean look, the guy is not clicking on all cylinders, he’s not had a very good year.” “We’re still strong in the state of Florida. We’re beating Brandon in Florida,” the governor said. “When I got elected, there were about 300,000 more registered Democrats in Florida than...
  • Report– Trump Bashes Ron DeSantis in Private: ‘Dull Personality’

    01/16/2022 6:06:14 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/16/2021 | Paul Bois
    Former President Donald Trump has reportedly been bashing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in private as a potential 2024 primary opponent, calling him a “dull personality” with no chance of winning. As polls continue to put Ron DeSantis in the top spot for the 2024 nomination without Donald Trump on the ballot, sources confirmed to Axios that the former president has been privately trashing the popular Florida governor.
  • Florida cop grabs female officer by the throat and shoves her into patrol car after she tried to pull him off a suspect

    01/16/2022 3:03:09 PM PST · by algore · 120 replies
    A police sergeant in Florida has been demoted to desk work after he was seen on video grabbing a fellow officer by her throat. Authorities in Sunrise, Florida shared body camera footage of an incident that took place November 19. Everyone in the video had their face blurred except for Sergeant Christopher Pullease, 46, a 21-year veteran of the force. Sunrise police were detaining a suspect who was 'verbally and physically resistive' when Pullease came on the scene and got aggressive, Chief Anthony Rosa said in a statement. Pullease then got into a verbal altercation with the suspect, who was...
  • Soros-backed Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby indicted on 4 felonies

    01/14/2022 8:32:50 AM PST · by absalom01 · 37 replies
    White House Wire ^ | 01-14-2022 | No Byline
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury of 4 felonies related to her purchase of a home in Florida. Mosby was among the first law enforcement officials supported by left-wing billionaire George Soros in his quest to remake the criminal justice system in the United States. Federal prosecutors allege that Mosby lied to falsely obtain a withdrawal from her savings account based on a policy related to the coronavirus pandemic. She is also accused of lying on a mortgage application for the home purchase. Investigators subpoenaed financial records from Mosby and her husband, City...