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  • In ‘unprecedented’ move, Gov. DeSantis gets involved in school board races, backs 3 local candidates

    06/21/2022 9:44:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 36 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | June 21 2022 | Joe McLean, Reporter
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis is getting more involved in local school board races across the state by endorsing candidates. He released a survey recently gauging candidates’ stances on face masks, charter schools, critical race theory and more. The survey is essentially a litmus test for any school board hopeful who wants to secure Gov. DeSantis’s endorsement. The pledge specifically says the candidate will, “Reject lockdowns, increase teacher pay, and reject critical race theory.”
  • Trump Shares Poll of Him Crushing DeSantis as Rumors Swirl Over Challenge

    06/23/2022 6:42:06 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/23/22 AT 9:13 AM EDT | BY EWAN PALMER
    Donald Trump has shared a poll indicating he would comprehensively beat Ron DeSantis for the 2024 Republican nomination for president amid continuing speculation the Florida governor is planning on announcing his candidacy. The former president shared the results of a recent Zogby Poll on Truth Social on Wednesday that indicated that he is still an overwhelming favorite to clinch the Republican nomination should he choose to run. The survey shows Trump has the backing of nearly 54 percent of votes from Republican primary voters—just under five times the amount that second place DeSantis received (11.5 percent).
  • Criminal Indictment of Andrew Gillum Who Almost Became Gov of Florida

    06/22/2022 4:51:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | June 22, 2022 | M Dowling
    Andrew Gillum came within 38,000 votes of winning the gubernatorial election when he ran against Gov. Ron DeSantis. He was under investigation at the time. We included the filing posted by attorney Harmeet Dhillon. Basically, Gillum lied, cheated, stole, committed fraud, and was generally corrupt according to the indictment. After he lost the gubernatorial, he was caught in a drug-fueled sex orgy with a male escort who almost died from overdosing on drugs. He had an alibi that blew up and appeared very corrupt.Sadly, he has three very young children.He ran on the anti-police, anti-prison platform as most corrupt people...
  • DeSantis Expected to Sign Bill Deeming Religious Services ‘Essential’ in Emergencies

    06/22/2022 11:03:18 AM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies
    epoch times ^ | 22 June A.D. 2022 | Rita Li
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign a bill to grant places of worship the right to keep doors open during a state of emergency. Florida bill SB 254, which passed the Senate in January, would officially designate religious services as being essential and therefore allow houses of worship, including churches, to remain open and host public gatherings in the event of a public emergency or disaster. The governor received the bill last Friday and has until June 30 to act on it. “An emergency order authorized by this part may not directly or indirectly prohibit religious services or...
  • DeSantis Harpoons the Tampa Bay Rays

    06/22/2022 9:01:03 AM PDT · by rintintin · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6 2022 | Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has picked another fight with progressive corporate America, this time the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. When he signed the state budget last week, Mr. DeSantis zeroed out $35 million to help build a new site for the Rays’ spring training. “I don’t support giving taxpayer dollars to professional sports stadiums, period,” he said Friday. This is a good policy that too few states emulate, and Florida taxpayers can be grateful that their Governor has a line-item veto and is willing to use it
  • Trump says he hasn’t asked DeSantis if he’s running in ’24: ‘I think I would win’

    06/20/2022 12:19:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/20/2022 | Max Greenwood
    Former President Trump isn’t sure if Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, but he says he’s confident that he would beat him if he does. “I don’t know if Ron is running, and I don’t ask him,” Trump told The New Yorker in an interview. “It’s his prerogative. I think I would win.”
  • Disney’s Lightyear FLOPS in opening weekend after lesbian kiss controversy

    06/20/2022 11:22:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Gulf Insider ^ | 06/20/2022
    Disney’s animated movie ‘Lightyear’ flopped in its first weekend in theaters, with the new Toy Story spin-off film earning $51.7 million in North America. Not only did the movie open lower than expected, but it also failed to conquer ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, which held on to the first-place spot with $58.7 million in its second weekend. Expectations were very high for ‘Lightyear’, an origin story about the movie that inspired the space ranger action figure in the ‘Toy Story’ movies, with some analysts pegging the movie for a $70 million North American debut. But it didn't even come close to...
  • Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ fizzles at the box office

    06/20/2022 5:31:42 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2022 | Frank Pallotta
    “Lightyear” wasn’t able to get enough buzz at the box office this weekend. The latest film from Disney’s Pixar — which features the voice work of Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear — opened to an estimated $51 million at the North American box office this weekend. That number came in way under industry expectations, which projected the film to make around $70 million. The movie took in $85.6 million worldwide, according to Disney (DIS). The film also failed to grab the top spot at the box office, opening at No. 2 behind the second weekend of Universal’s “Jurassic World: Dominion,”...
  • Memo to Republicans: It’s time to dump The Donald and run with The Ronald

    06/20/2022 10:09:17 AM PDT · by Oak007 · 151 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 20, 2022 | Piers Morgan
    President Donald Trump recently issued his fourth official statement about me since our controversial interview two months ago. At the risk of further incurring his wrath, if anyone is drawing flies right now, it’s Donald Trump. If you were scripting a perfect Republican presidential candidate, the list of preferred requirements would read something like DeSantis’s resume.
  • Vice Chair of FL GOP: Ron DeSantis Boat Parade Gives Nation a ‘Little Taste of Florida Freedom’

    06/20/2022 5:23:14 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06.19.2022 | Hannah Bleau
    The Republican Party of Florida gave the nation a “little taste of Florida freedom” last Saturday at a wildly successful “first in the nation” flotilla to honor Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Christian Ziegler, vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, told Breitbart News during the event. Roughly 1,300 boats registered for the event as individuals donned their vessels with patriotic flags, making their way down the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. Even more supporters and party officials participated in the show of support aboard the USS Orleck, docked along the river in downtown Jacksonville.
  • Soros-Backed Leftists to Buy Historic Anti-Communist Miami Station in Radio Shopping Spree

    06/07/2022 12:12:11 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/07/2022 | Frances Martel
    The Univisión-Televisa conglomerate has made a deal with a left-wing coalition financed in part by George Soros to purchase 18 Spanish-language radio stations around the country, reports revealed this week – including historic anti-communist Miami station Radio Mambí. The purchase, which still requires FCC approval, is an attempt to stem the tide of Hispanic-Americans voting for Republicans based on cultural conservative values and a growing disdain for the failed presidency of Joe Biden – or, as one of the executives in charge of the purchase described it, to combat “disinformation.” If approved, the deal would put the 18 radio stations...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis Plants Flag As First Governor To Oppose COVID Vaccines For Kids

    06/18/2022 4:29:49 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06.17.2022 | Dylan Housman
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis staked his claim Thursday as the first governor in America not to provide state support for vaccinating younger kids against COVID-19. DeSantis stressed at an event Thursday that parents can still vaccinate their young children. Even though the state will not be working with the federal government to distribute the vaccine, that doesn’t mean it is banned, according to DeSantis. “You are free to choose — that’s not the issue,” he said.
  • Why did Gov. Ron DeSantis refer to Elon Musk as an ‘African American’?

    06/17/2022 5:18:18 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 128 replies
    AS USA ^ | 17 June 2022 | William Gittins
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he referred to Elon Musk as an African American, thanking him for his support for the Republican Party. Musk had tweeted that he had voted for a GOP candidate for the first time (Mayra Flores in South Texas) and added that he predicts a “massive red wave in 2022.” He said that he was unsure who his pick for president in 2024 would be but that he was leaning towards DeSantis, who is rumoured to be considering a presidential run. In response to that, DeSantis told reporters: “I’m focused on 2022…...
  • Oh no you guys, an "expert on fascism" says DeSantis is a "very dangerous individual" ...

    06/16/2022 2:08:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 31 replies
    Not the Bee ^ | 16 June 2022 | Cardinal Pritchard
    Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a historian at New York University, and the author of the book, “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present.” She has studied the backsliding of democracy, from the US to Russia, and elsewhere. In a wide-ranging interview, she told Insider that in light of the January 6 hearings, Trump might have to be prosecuted in order to save American democracy ahead of the 2024 election. In that context, she said that DeSantis could take his place as a populist nominee… “Now, if that does happen to Trump — DeSantis has already absorbed all the lessons of Trump”… “He’s clearly...
  • Florida is the only state that hasn’t ordered Covid vaccines for kids under 5

    06/16/2022 6:54:19 AM PDT · by Pollard · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/15/22
    The federal government started taking orders from states two weeks ago for 10 million doses. WASHINGTON — Florida parents with kids under 5 years old may find themselves waiting longer than the rest of the country to get their youngest children vaccinated against Covid since state officials have decided not to order any doses for that age group. Florida is the only state that hasn't submitted a request with the federal government for doses of the Covid vaccine specifically tailored for children ages six months to five years in anticipation of U.S. regulators giving clearance for that age bracket as...
  • Chris Christie says he doesn’t know Ron DeSantis well enough to attack him

    06/14/2022 10:20:30 AM PDT · by Signalman · 61 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 6/14/2022 | A.G. Gancarski
    Long before they called Ron DeSantis “America’s Governor,” New Jersey’s Chris Christie cut a singular figure of his own. Christie, currently out of elected office, has not ruled out a run in 2024, a play that could put him on a collision course with DeSantis if both men run. Christie already derailed one Floridian’s presidential hopes, with a bruising takedown of Sen. Marco Rubio during the Primary debates of 2016. On the edition of the Ruthless Podcast released Tuesday, Christie suggested devising a strategy for dispatching DeSantis may be a bit tougher than handling Rubio was. “It’s going to take...
  • Ready for Ron PAC urges DeSantis to run for president in 2024

    06/14/2022 7:16:47 AM PDT · by Oak007 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2022 | Fred Lucus
    A new political action committee has formed attempting to draft Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president in 2024, and it is being run by a Republican consultant heavyweight who has been a veteran of campaigns involving former GOP Presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. DeSantis, running this year for a second term as Florida governor, has consistently led polls among Republican primary voters if Trump isn’t a contender. However, when Trump is included in the polling, DeSantis usually runs a distant second. The Ready for Ron PAC is being led by two generations. Ed Rollins was the campaign...
  • 'Transphobia is not kosher:' LGBTQ activists protest outside Jewish Leader Conference in NYC ahead of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' speech

    06/12/2022 4:26:24 PM PDT · by algore · 38 replies
    Dozens of LGBTQ rights activists gathered outside New York City's Chelsea Piers on Sunday holding signs like 'Transphobia is not kosher' and 'Say Gay' to protest the venue's hosting of a Jewish Leadership Conference featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a guest speaker. The governor will speak Sunday night about the vibrancy of Jewish life in Florida, and how that could translate to other communities across the country at the Tikvah Fund's Jewish Leadership Conference, which is being held at the famed Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. 'There's a Jewish Renaissance taking place in Florida, and we wanted to hear from...
  • Gov. DeSantis: Texas, Greg Abbott should send migrants back to Mexico

    06/10/2022 7:10:03 PM PDT · by rintintin · 40 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | June 10 2022 | Florida Politics
    Why redirect migrants to Delaware and Washington when you could send them back to Mexico? Gov. Ron DeSantis says Texas should stave off the path of immigrants entering the country illegally by turning them around and sending them back south of the border. “They let them come across and then you give them to the feds, and the feds just release them anyways,” DeSantis said. “What they need to do, Texas, is Texas should just send them back across the border.”
  • Famed Florida Trump hater banned from pool after calling Biden critic a ‘fat slob’

    06/10/2022 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 8, 2022 | Selim Algar
    He went off the deep end. A Florida man famed for his intense loathing of former President Donald Trump has been banned from a community pool after berating a woman for her “Joe Biden Sucks” T-shirt, according to a report. Ed McGinty, 74, has long been known in The Villages for plastering his golf cart with signs denouncing Trump and defiantly cruising his community’s sleepy streets. The homemade placards often feature blunt language. “Biden will kick Trump’s fat ass,” reads some of McGinty’s golf cart copy. As a blaring liberal presence in a deeply conservative enclave, McGinty has often skirmished...