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  • Rand Paul’s Cage Match With George Stephanopoulos Is A Pattern Everyone On The Right Should Follow

    01/27/2021 8:23:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 27, 2021 | Kylee Zemple
    Every single Republican lawmaker and figurehead should be required to watch the Rand Paul clip as a clinic for how to take on the left-wing media.Rand Paul’s patience ran out this week when he made an appearance on ABC with George Stephanopoulos and the latter exchanged journalistic inquiry for partisan hackery. The ensuing fight, however, was a case study in what the media has become and how all conservatives who hit the airwaves ought to take them on. Rather than pose legitimate questions to the Kentucky senator, Stephanopoulos, who made his money as a Clinton-era Democratic operative before jumping over...
  • Florida vs. New York

    01/07/2021 4:43:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2021 | Derek Hunter
    Where would you rather live, Florida or New York? It’s a simple question with a basic, easy answer: Florida. But liberal elites hate the Sunshine State and love the Empire State, so the pictures being painted in the media of the two states are unrecognizable. Florida has about 2 million more people than New York, 21.5 million to 19.5 million, yet it has no state income tax. New York’s tax rate ranges from 4 percent to 8.82 percent, New York City has its own tax rate ranging from 3.078 percent to 3.876 percent. Someone making a good living in New...
  • To Protect The Vulnerable, These Politicians Put Themselves At The Back Of The COVID Vaccine Line

    01/04/2021 7:50:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2021 | Paulina Enck
    'The mere suggestion that Members of Congress are in any way more important than the very people who gave us the privilege of serving in Congress is appalling.'As COVID-19 vaccine disbursement has begun, the question arises of who deserves the first doses. While many agree that priority should go towards the most vulnerable, including the elderly and health-care workers, one group that likely was nowhere near the top of anyone’s list has jumped to the front of the line: politicians. Public officials were granted priority, and several elected officials made use of their spot in line. While few would begrudge...
  • Texas, Florida Buck CDC Guidelines On Vaccine, Will Focus Initial Doses On Most Vulnerable

    12/26/2020 7:41:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | December 25, 2020 | Tim Pearce
    Texas and Florida are bucking Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on distributing the vaccine, choosing to focus more on vaccinating vulnerable populations. Texas announced on Monday that it was breaking with CDC advice on who should receive the vaccine in early rounds of vaccinations. The CDC had recommended that after nursing home residents and healthcare workers, states should prioritize the elderly and workers deemed essential in sectors such as agriculture and education. While Texas is still in the beginning round of vaccinations going to healthcare workers and long-term care facilities, it will prioritize the most vulnerable to...
  • Skanska claims liability should be waived for damages caused by construction barges

    12/26/2020 5:59:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Construction Dive ^ | December 15, 2020 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Skanska USA Civil Southeast has turned to the federal courts in an attempt to eliminate or significantly reduce its liability for damages caused by barges that broke loose from the $430 million Pensacola Bay Bridge construction project during Hurricane Sally in August by having its barges recognized as vessels protected under maritime law. In five separate filings each covering a different barge, Skanska asked the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, to declare that it is not liable "for any loss, injuries or damages" related to barge damage, including economic losses suffered by businesses from the closure of...
  • Bridge toll battle goes to appeals court

    12/24/2020 4:52:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    WWSB ABC 7 ^ | December 22, 2020 | Jim Saunders
    TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) - Bondholders have gone to a state appeals court as they seek to force the Florida Department of Transportation to pay damages because of lost toll revenues on a long-controversial Panhandle bridge. UMB Bank, which represents bondholders, filed a notice last week that it was taking the dispute to the 1st District Court of Appeal after a Leon County circuit judge ruled in November that the department could not be forced to pay damages. As is common, the notice of appeal does not provide detailed legal arguments. But the appeal is the latest move...
  • Is Florida’s massive toll road project destined to crash? | Editorial

    12/24/2020 3:42:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 29, 2020 | Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board
    Proponents have called the state’s massive new toll road project a monumental opportunity and a thoughtful plan for smart growth. The 330 miles of new highways will curb interstate congestion, bolster the economy and facilitate hurricane evacuations, they say. In short, the argument goes, the roads would be a good investment. So why is it that so many of the preliminary studies are at best lukewarm on the idea? And the latest reports only add to the list of reasons to reconsider the controversial project. The tolls roads, dubbed the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance, were largely pushed by...
  • Florida Is Open, New York Is Closed, And The Latter Has More COVID Deaths

    12/16/2020 7:00:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/16/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Thus far in Florida, approximately 20,000 people have died of COVID-19. In Texas, the number stands around 24,000, and in New York, about 35,000.New York is the smallest of the three, with 19.54 million residents. Then comes Florida, with 21.67 million, before Texas, with 28.7 million residents.COVID numbers are difficult to trust. Cases are often counted more than once as patients go in and out of the hospital, and some deaths are attributed to COVID that are barely related, if at all.There’s a perverse incentive to write down “COVID” and get state and federal money, no doubt, but one thing...
  • Florida police raid COVID data whistleblower’s house with guns drawn

    12/07/2020 7:44:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Sun Sentinel.com ^ | 12/7/2020 | SKYLER SWISHER, CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN, MARIO ARIZA and BROOKE BAITINGER
    State police raided the home of a former Department of Health data scientist who is accusing Florida officials of wrongfully firing her for refusing to manipulate COVID-19 statistics. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement served the search warrant at Rebekah Jones’ Tallahassee home Monday morning in connection with an investigation into who hacked the state’s internal notification system with a message urging state employees to come forward with information about Florida’s handling of the pandemic. The alert read: “It’s time to speak up before another 17,000 people are dead. You know this is wrong. You don’t have to be a...
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Says Public Schools Will Remain Open, With A Virtual Option

    11/30/2020 7:52:56 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/30/20 | Maniel Bokoquez
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says public schools will remain open, with a virtual option. He called closing schools for virus mitigation the biggest public health blunder in US history and labeled those who believe schools should close due to COVID surges "today's flat-earthers." https://twitter.com/BojorquezCBS/status/1333461353982537729
  • Florida “Anti-Mob” Bill Gives Civilians Immunity If They Shoot Looters Or Run Over Protesters

    11/12/2020 8:23:08 PM PST · by blam · 75 replies
    Themindunleased.com ^ | 11-12-2020 | John Vibes
    This week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the drafting of a new piece of legislation that would expand the state’s Stand Your Ground law. He is calling the legislation an “anti-mob” bill and it seems specifically targeted at the Black lives Matter movement and the ongoing protests against police brutality that have swept across the United States in recent months. The new legislation, if it becomes law, would allow armed citizens in the state of Florida to shoot, and potentially kill anyone that they suspect of looting a home or business. According to the Miami Herald, the legislation is an...
  • Final Trafalgar FL Poll: Scott, DeSantis Edge Ahead

    11/06/2018 1:33:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6 Nov 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this the real life … or is this just fantasy? One thing’s for sure — we’re not caught in a landslide either way in Florida. The final release from GOP pollster Trafalgar in the Sunshine State shows Gov. Rick Scott edging out to a lead of almost two points against incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson. The poll also puts Ron DeSantis back on top over Andrew Gillum in the gubernatorial race by an even wider margin: Breaking: Our FINAL @trafalgar_group Florida #Midterm #poll conducted 11/4-5 shows: Governor@RonDeSantisFL 50%@AndrewGillum 46.6% Other 1.4% Und. 2.1% US Senate@FLGovScott 49%@NelsonForSenate 47.3% Und. 3.7%#FLsen...
  • Reopen Colorado now, Gov. Polis

    10/06/2020 5:15:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Backbone America ^ | October 4, 2020 | Paul Prentice
    We hear all the time about how COVID shut down the economy. That is incorrect; COVID did not shut down the economy, the political response to COVID shut down the economy. There were a series of policy choices at all levels of state and local government across the land. The economic damage from those choices is immense. This is not a natural disaster, it is a man-made disaster. National data show that U.S. real GDP fell at an annual rate of 5% in the first quarter, and was followed by 32% decline in the second quarter. This is the worst...
  • Ron DeSantis: Republican Voter Registration in Florida as Close to Democrats as Ever

    10/02/2020 11:10:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 02 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said the number of registered Republican voters in Florida is as close to its Democrat counterpart as it has ever been, sharing his comments on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. DeSantis described the political state of play in the Sunshine State as more favorable for President Donald Trump than it had been in 2016, when Trump won the state by a margin of nearly 113,000 votes. “When Donald Trump won Florida in 2016, [there were] 340,000 more registered Democrats than registered Republicans,” DeSantis stated. “As of the close of books...
  • State – Removes Restrictions on Restaurants, Nullifies All Local Mask Ordinances, Blocks Fines and Penalties…

    09/25/2020 8:57:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Consertive Tree House ^ | September 25,2020 | Sundance
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has moved the entire state into phase three of the COVID-19 recovery plan. All restrictions against restaurants and businesses are removed by executive order [HERE] and all local mask ordinances are nullified by the same order. ♦ No COVID ordinance may forbid or impede any business from operating. ♦ No COVID ordinance may forbid restaurants to operate below 50% capacity. Any local ordinances against these operational thresholds are nullified. ♦ No local mask ordinances shall carry any weight of enforcement. ♦ No COVID Fines or Penalties may be applied toward any individual or business operating in...
  • Not a Good Sign: Biden Is Underperforming Hillary in Battleground States

    08/28/2020 7:36:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/28/2020 | David Harsanyi
    It remains something of a mystery why there's so little apprehension among liberal pundits and Democrats about the similarities between battleground state polling for the 2020 presidential election and 2016 contest -- which as you might recall did not turn out as expected. Consider the case of Wisconsin: The RealClearPolitics average had Clinton +6.5 in Wisconsin on Election Day in 2016. In August of that year, she had been +11.5. Not a single poll featured on RCP during the entire campaign showed Donald Trump winning the state. Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden has a +3.5 average right now -- which...
  • Rand: Will Dr. Fauci be praising @GovRonDeSantis ’ response to the pandemic?

    08/03/2020 10:50:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Dr. Rand Paul on Twitter ^ | 8/3/20 | Dr. Rand Paul
    FL and NY have an identical number of per capita coronavirus infections but FL has 5X less per capita deaths. Will Dr. Fauci be praising @GovRonDeSantis’ response to the pandemic? Will he point out that @NYGovCuomo’s response allowed a fivefold greater per capita death rate?— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 3, 2020
  • More Florida Covid Craziness – One Local News Station Finds Multiple Clinics Errantly Reporting 100% ‘Positive’ Test Results

    07/14/2020 11:57:22 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 31 replies
    RedState ^ | July 14, 2020 | Brad Slager
    It is becoming apparent that injecting politics into coronavirus reporting is contagious. The state of Florida has become the ever-growing focus of activities surrounding the coronavirus and the way it is handled by the politicians. The reasons for this are numerous: Florida is a swing state in November, GOP leadership is at the helm, the press is desperate to cover for the incompetence seen by the Mayor and the Governor in New York, and any good news on the COVID front cannot be allowed to make President Trump look good in any fashion. As Governor Ron DeSantis has done a...
  • a chart worth looking at before listening to cuomo preach to florida about how to "flatten the curve"

    06/28/2020 12:16:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/27/20 | @boriquagato
    a chart worth looking at before listening to cuomo preach to florida about how to "flatten the curve" NY has had 24,830 COV deaths vs 3,489 in FL. FL has a 10% larger population than NY. pop adj, NY has 7.8X the COV deaths of FL. median age in FL is 8% higher. pic.twitter.com/KzAWqVShqA— el gato malo (@boriquagato) June 28, 2020
  • Married Florida data scientist axed for refusing to alter COVID-19 stats was fired from university job for having affair with a student and charged with stalking, threatening him with revenge porn, writing a 342-page manifesto on their sex life

    05/26/2020 12:10:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 26 2020 | JOSE LAMBIET
    The fired Florida Health Department employee in charge of the state's COVID-19 response website has a lurid past including three arrests, a torrid affair with her student and being fired from her previous university teaching job, a DailyMail.com investigation can reveal. Rebekah Jones, 30, claims she was asked to leave by health officials this month because she refused to fudge coronavirus infection numbers. But a different picture has now emerged after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that Jones was canned because of insubordination and called her 'disruptive.' A DailyMail.com investigation has revealed Jones, a married mother-of-two, was fired from Florida...