Tag Archives: Florida

Loony Loser Laura Loomer Launches 2022 House Bid

Newsweek reports: Laura Loomer, a self-described “proud Islamophobe,” is making another bid for Congress, and she’s already gained support from Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a freshman Republican who’s garnered national attention for her own controversial comments. Loomer filed to run for Congress on Wednesday and is looking to unseat Democratic Representative Lois Frankel, to whom she lost in 2020 by …

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Dem Florida Rep Makes First Move To Challenge Rubio

Politico reports: Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy is seriously considering a bid to unseat Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2022 reelection, announcing Wednesday that she’s launching a statewide listening tour and has hired a top Democratic operative to manage the effort. Murphy, 42, has been elected three times to one of Florida’s most competitive congressional districts in Orlando, and first won the seat …

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FL Gov Lashes Out At Critics Of Wealthy Vax Locations

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaking Wednesday at a senior community in Hernando County, lashed out again at criticism of pop-up sites for coronavirus vaccines in wealthy, white neighborhoods. “There’s some people who are more upset at me for vaccinating seniors than they are at other governors whose policies have killed seniors, and that is a joke,” …

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Palm Beach County Won’t Lower Flags For Limbaugh

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: Palm Beach County won’t follow Gov. Ron DeSantis’ order to lower flags at the county courthouse to honor the late conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, officials said late Tuesday. The governor ordered the U.S. and Florida state flags to be flown at half-staff Wednesday at Florida’s Capitol, the Palm Beach County courthouse in …

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CPAC Claims It Will Enforce Local Face Mask Rules

From the CPAC 2021 FAQ page: All event participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards and applicable laws. Per Orange County, Fla. Executive Order and Hyatt face coverings mandate, face coverings are required in all public areas of Hyatt Regency Orlando with only very limited exceptions (noted below). Face Shields are an acceptable face covering. Face masks …

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Florida Official Refuses To Lower Flags For Limbaugh

The Washington Post reports: Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said Monday that she will direct her department not to lower its flags in honor of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who died of complications from lung cancer last week. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said last week that he would order the state’s flags to be flown at half-staff on …

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Florida Restaurant: “Face Diapers Not Required”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A Florida restaurant created a stir this month when it shared its anti-mask sign on social media. “FACE DIAPERS NOT REQUIRED! EVERYONE WELCOME,” declares the sign at BeckyJack’s Food Shack near Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. It’s accompanied by an image of a blue disposable mask overlaid by a red “banned” symbol, to indicate that the …

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Trump To Be Keynote Speaker On Final Day Of CPAC

The New York Post reports: Former President Trump will be a keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., his first public speaking engagement since leaving the White House, a spokesman for the organization confirmed to The Post on Saturday. Trump is scheduled to speak on Sunday, Feb 28, the last day of the conference. Trump’s speech …

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FL “Patriot” Arrested For Threat To Murder FBI Agents

The Daily Beast reports: A Florida woman is facing charges after allegedly threatening to shoot FBI agents who contacted her last month about her possible involvement in the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. Suzanne Kaye, a Boca Raton, Florida, resident, was charged this week with threatening to injure a person after posting a Jan. 31 video on Facebook, titled “Fuck …

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Feds Force Four Low-Income Vaccine Sites On DeSantis

Politico reports: The new sites, which were announced Friday, will be in areas of Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami and Orlando picked through a federal vulnerability index that considered things like minority population, socioeconomic status and housing types. When up and running in roughly two weeks, the four sites are expected to collectively give 12,000 daily vaccines, giving a boost to areas …

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DeSantis Unveils New Voter Suppression Plan [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Addressing a rowdy, largely maskless crowd resembling a political rally, Gov Ron DeSantis and state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia laid the groundwork Friday for greater restrictions on voting in Florida. They also attacked local election officials, despite Ingoglia calling the state’s elections system “a beacon of light” in the U.S. At an event at the Hilton Palm …

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Florida To Lower Flags For Dead Bigot Rush Limbaugh

Fox News reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R., plans to lower the state’s flags to half-mast in honor of radio icon Rush Limbaugh, who died Wednesday at age 70 and called the state home for decades. DeSantis, who had been pressed to honor the revered conservative figure, confirmed Friday he would do it once Limbaugh’s burial date was announced. Lowering …

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Florida Women Dressed As “Grannies” To Get Vaccine

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: Two women took a page out of “Mrs. Doubtfire” in an attempt to get their second COVID-19 vaccine shot. The two women dressed up as “grannies,” complete with bonnets and gloves, in an effort to pass as elderly women old enough to get their second COVID-19 vaccine at the Orange County Convention Center, health officials …

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FL Man Behind Massive Confederate Flag Found Dead

ABC News reports: A man who bragged of tricking local Florida officials into letting him fly a massive Confederate flag at the corners of two busy interstates has died, authorities said. Police said officers found 73-year-old Marion Lambert dead on his small farm in Tampa on Wednesday. In 2017, Lambert told The Associated Press during an interview that he tricked …

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Ivanka Trump Nixes Run For Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat

The New York Times reports: Ivanka Trump will not run for the U.S. Senate from Florida in 2022, according to people close to her as well as an aide to Senator Marco Rubio, who holds the seat. Since the final days of former President Trump’s term in office, speculation has been growing that Ms. Trump, his eldest daughter, might try …

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Covidiots Arrested In FL After Posing As US Marshals

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: Hotel staff at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort asked two maskless men to cover their faces. When they refused, it was the lie they told that got them arrested, according to a federal complaint. Instead of calling COVID-19 a hoax or going off about the First Amendment, they told hotel staff they were U.S. …

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DeSantis Hit For Vax Sites In “Wealthy White” Locations

Tampa’s Fox News affiliate reports: After some Manatee County commissioners criticized the decision-making behind the state’s vaccine pop-up site in “whitest and richest” Lakewood Ranch, Gov. Ron DeSantis had one simple message: If you don’t want it, it will be given to another county. The controversy started when Lakewood Ranch developer Rex Jenson received a call last week from the …

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Politico: GOP Now Buzzing About WH Bid By DeSantis

Politico reports: Ron DeSantis once drew national scorn for his stewardship of Florida’s Covid-19 response — critics took to referring to the governor as “DeathSantis” for his resistance to restrictive measures. But that very blowback — marked by predictions of doom and widespread criticism for being divorced from science — has made DeSantis ascendant in the GOP. His position is …

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Head Of Florida’s COVID Response Team To Resign

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Jared Moskowitz, the head of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management and point man on the state’s coronavirus response, on Monday confirmed he is leaving office to spend more time with his family. In a brief phone interview Moskowitz said he didn’t want to provide more details about his departure until after Gov. Ron DeSantis makes a …

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FL Paper: State Is Hiding Spread Of COVID Variants

The Orlando Sentinel reports: For weeks as a more contagious mutation of COVID-19 has spread across Florida, top state health officials have kept secret the location of those cases. Since Jan. 7 — one week after a COVID variant first found in the United Kingdom was detected in Martin County — the Florida Department of Health has ignored repeated inquiries …

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