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Ron Desantis: Mean Spirited Vindictive Asshole

Florida Republican Governor Ron Desantis proves he’s Vindictive Asshole by Punishing anyone who defies him such as Disney, Tampa Bay Rays, Students Wearing Masks, Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren and others.

 

Title from YouTube: “Florida Republicans Call To Revoke Disney’s Special Status

Description from YouTube: “Walt Disney World has a special status that allows it to operate and run its Orlando theme parks as we know it. But because Disney denounced Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, state republicans are now calling to revoke Disney’s special status.

 

 

DeSantis War with Disney Called “Public Corruption” by Former Republican Colleague David Jolly

IMO, complaints should be filed to the United States Department of Justice against DeSantis for Abuse of Power for punishing Disney for exercising their Constitutional First Amendment rights to Freedom of Speech. State Officials have been arrested for Abuse of Power such as Rod Blagojevich who was indicted on corruption charges in 2009.

 

DeSantis Declares He’s Running For President Just To Destroy Leftism

DeSantis declared during an interview with Fox News this week that he is running for President so that he can “defeat Leftism.” He’s not running to fix actual problems – he’s not running on a solid platform of growth and opportunity – he is now on the record saying that he’s only running because he apparently hates differing ideologies. Imagine if a Democrat said that they were only running to “defeat Conservatism” – the media would obliterate them.

 

Wanna-Be Dictator DeSantis Declares He’s Running For President, NOT to improve people’s lives, but just To ‘Destroy Leftism’

 

 

 

DeSantis outlined the next moves in his political war with Walt Disney World, vowing to nullify an agreement that would allow Disney to circumvent a DeSantis-appointed board.

 

DESNATIS IS NUTS!

DeSantis obsession over Disney is PSYCHOTIC. It’s similar to the fictional character Captain Ahab from the novel Moby Dick, the white whale which bit off Ahab’s leg.  Ahab’s hatred robs him of all caution, and the whale drags him to his death beneath the sea and sinks the Pequod.

 

There is nothing conservative about DeSantis attacking businesses

Joe Scarborough discusses Gov. Ron DeSantis’ record of going after business in Florida

 

Description from Youtube: “During a special session of the state legislature on Wednesday, Florida Republicans voted to strip the Disney Corporation of their “self-governing” status that has been in place for over half a century. While Republicans are celebrating the move, the public is left unaware that they are about to pay for this”.

 

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – 4.21.22

Here’s your morning briefing of what you need to know in Florida politics.

Per the above article: “In an act of pure vengeance, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he was using his powers to expand this week’s special session in a push to strip Walt Disney World of the special taxing district that independently governs it. It’s clear that the governor has been nursing a towering grudge against Disney ever since the company had the nerve to listen to its employees and — belatedly, but rightly — speak out against the “Don’t say gay” bill, withholding political campaign contributions in Florida. And it may be that the taxing district, which has been around since 1967 and encompasses two cities, is an outdated concept. The district functions much like a government, with the ability to issue tax-free bonds, provide police and fire service and, notably, build its own nuclear power plant”.

“This is the stuff of Richard Nixon and his enemies list. For those who may not remember, the country’s 37th president kept a list of enemies that was revealed during the Watergate scandal. Its purpose, according to Nixon’s assistant in a 1971 memo, was to plan “how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.” And that’s what’s going on here”.

“He’s covering his tracks, though with the most transparent of excuses, by saying that he wants the Legislature to consider getting rid of all special taxing districts that were enacted before 1968 and haven’t been reestablished since. So far it looks like that would include just a handful of districts along with Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. House Speaker Chris Sprowls defended the governor’s move, saying the House has long contemplated this action. That doesn’t pass the smell test. In the war between Disney and DeSantis, this isn’t a grenade, it’s a precision missile strike, and it’s aimed right at Central Florida”.

“Back in 1971, Nixon’s list had 20 names on it. Over the next few years, it grew to 576 names. We all know how that ended. Now we have DeSantis’ frightening misuse of power. It must stop here, and that starts with lawmakers stiffening their backbones. Today, it’s Disney. Tomorrow, who knows?”

 

Ron DeSantis just raised taxes on Floridians in his bigoted war on Disney

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is one-third of the way to punishing Disney for opposing his anti-LGBTQ legislation, the widely-discredited, potentially unconstitutional “Don’t Say Gay” law, but some Florida taxpayers are in for a reportedly multi-billion dollar shock if he signs on the dot…

Per the article above: Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is one-third of the way to punishing Disney for opposing his anti-LGBTQ legislation, the widely-discredited, potentially unconstitutional “Don’t Say Gay” law, but some Florida taxpayers are in for a reportedly multi-billion dollar shock if he signs on the dotted line.

On Wednesday the Florida Senate, succumbing to DeSantis’ worst instincts, passed a bill that would eliminate a 1967 law that essentially created a 39-square mile area, now almost entirely occupied by Disney World, that enables it to act as its own government – including providing all the services, like power, water, sewers, police, and fire, that local governments do.

Called the Reedy Creek Improvement District, DeSantis now wants to essentially void that law. The House is expected to pass that bill Thursday, putting DeSantis’ temper tantrum at his feet.

But according to the Orange County Tax Collector, Orange County would be on the hook for “all debt and obligations with no extra funds,” meaning “Orange County would take on $163 million [in debt obligations] per year.”

“If Reedy Creek is dissolved, Orange and Osceola counties would assume responsibilities handled by the district like sewer and road maintenance, meaning taxpayers in those counties would pay, The Miami Herald reports. “Taxpayers would also collect the tax revenue Disney pays itself, WFTV 9, an ABC affiliate in Orange County explains. But these counties’ residents would also absorb a lot of debt, too. That debt is no small number: a reported $1 billion.”

That number could actually be $2 billion, as Inside The Magic‘s Luke Dammann reports. according to the Miami Herald’s Capitol Bureau Chief, Mary Ellen Klas.

Here she quotes Florida state Senator Gary Farmer:

 

What is Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law? This law stigmatizes LGBTQ people, isolates LGBTQ kids, and makes teachers fearful of providing safe, inclusive classrooms.

 

‘A Solution In Search Of A Problem’: DeSantis Goes After Disney’s Special Status

Fallout over Florida’s controversial new law that critics have called the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill continues. This is another example of how Republicans focus on divisive social issues instead of governing and actually doing things to improve people’s lives.

Republicans ridiculous “Don’t say Gay” law is ‘A Solution In Search Of A Problem’ which doesn’t exist. It’s more Republican Authoritarian, Fascist BIG GOVERNMENT legislation to enslave and regulate every aspect of people’s lives.

 

 

 

Video shows how Democracy is DESTROYED by Power Hungry Wanna-Be Dictators

 

Republican Ron DeSantis proves he’s a SICK, Deluded, Self Aggrandized, Egomaniac with his ‘God made a fighter’ who was ‘Anointed By God’ Propaganda Political Ad

This ad really shows what DeSantis thinks of himself and what a danger to Democracy he is. Floridians re-electing DeSantis proves how STUPID and GULLIBLE they are, seemingly having no idea what a tyrant DeSantis is, who claims he’s made Florida “one of the Freest States in American”, when in fact, he’s taken away rights and made it one of the most oppressed. Floridians re-electing DeSantis has helped reinforce his grandiose delusions.

People used to wonder how the Germans could be so stupid, gullible, lawless and insane to support a Psychopathic Dictator and Brutal Mass Murder as Hitler. We’ve been seeing it happen here in the United States since 2016 when millions voted for Trump and Republicans. We’ve been seeing how millions of Americans are oblivious to Trump’s lawless and insane behavior, and the damage Republicans has been doing for years to our country… taking away our rights, piece by piece.

 

Florida Republican Proposes Bill To Make It Easier For Ron DeSantis To Sue His Critics

A Republican Representative in the Florida statehouse has put forth legislation that would significantly weaken libel laws, and critics believe this is an attempt to give Ron DeSantis even more power to sue his critics for saying things he doesn’t like. Legal scholars have trashed the bill, pointing out that a state cannot legally have different thresholds than federal legislation, making this bill all the more confusing.

 

Russian Lawmakers Pass Bill to Outlaw Insulting the State

Critics worry that the state will use the laws to silence critics in the country, which already has severely restricted free speech freedoms.

Russian Lawmakers Pass Bill to Outlaw Insulting the State” is similar to DeSantis and Florida Republicans attempting to silence critics by making it easier to SUE them.

 

Similar to Florida Employees being threatened if they criticize Republican Ron DeSantis or tell the truth about Climate Change when Republican Rick Scott was Governor, during the invasion of Ukraine, Russia passed a law which would put people in prison for up to 15 years for criticizing Putin and Russia’s policies.

Democrats has never engaged in these type of restrictions or violations of Freedom of Speech. This commonality is found in oppressive RIGHT WING governments. It’s easy to see that Republicans are headed in this direction and would not hesitate to be just as extreme if given the opportunity.

 

DeSantis Hostile Takeover of Liberal New College of Florida

Radical Right Wing Republican Ron DeSantis Hostile takeover of liberal New College of Florida is similar to Right Wing Fascist Autocrats playbook around the world, turning Florida into a Anti-Democratic Fascist Christian Nationalist State

 

DeSantis & Florida Republicans are following the Playbook of Fascist
Autocrat Dictator of Hungary Viktor Orban by taking control of Education

 

Right Wingers around the world are systematically destroying Democracy, implementing One Party Rule with rigged elections, taking over the News Media, Judiciary and Education, similar to what DeSantis and Republicans are doing in Florida.

 

Thom Hartmann explains how Victor Orbán and his Radical Right-Wing Party took over the once Democratic government in Hungary and turned it into a anti-democratic authoritarian fascist one-party-rule dictatorship where elections & the courts are rigged, all of the media is state controlled and praise for Victor Orbán Propaganda is seen everywhere.

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS WILL DO TO THE UNITED STATES UNLESS THEY ARE STOPPED

 

Per the description from YouTube: “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is at the center of a major corporate corruption scandal. DeSantis has signed off on $5.7 billion in tax write-offs and giveaways to corporation, while raising taxes on working people by $1 billion. In return, he’s banked about $30 million from Wall Street and other corporate donors”

 

Substitute Teacher Who Exposed Empty Bookshelves in Florida Middle School Library  – FIRED

Three weeks after posting a video on Twitter showing rows of empty bookshelves at Mandarin Middle School, Brian Covey says he’s been fired.

 

Florida Official Put On Leave For Encouraging Covid Vaccine

A Florida health official was placed on a two-month leave after sending an email to staffers encouraging them to get vaccinated. That’s the keyword – ENCOURAGED. Nowhere in the email did the official say that vaccines were required, and there were no threats to employees who didn’t want to get vaccinated. But the Republican-controlled government still wanted to punish the official for going against the anti-science narratives that they’ve been pushing for two years.

 

DeSantis Reprimands Students Wearing Masks

Vindictive ASSHOLE Ron DeSantis Reprimands Students Wearing Masks.

At an event at USF this week, Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis was caught on camera berating students for wearing masks on stage. The angered governor told the students that they didn’t have to wear them because they allegedly “do nothing” and then he accused them of engaging in “COVID theater.” The only one engaging in theater is the idiot governor who refuses to understand science. DeSantis acts like an out-of-control Wanna-Be Hitler Dictator.

 

DeSantis’ Press Secretary Mocks Mother Of Son Bullied By The Governor

A mother of one of the children on stage with Ron DeSantis this week – when DeSantis berated the children for wearing a mask – spoke out against the governor’s actions, and her son admitted that he felt “pressured” by the governor to remove the mask. Christina Pushaw, DeSantis’ press secretary, decided to mock the parent by posting a meme of her son removing his mask after DeSantis requested it

 

Vindictive ASSHOLE Ron DeSantis who pretends to celebrate free speech and business, used the power of the government to PUNISH Tampa Bay Rays after they spoke out in support of gun safety.

 

Fascist Dictator Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., vetoed $35 million in state funding for a new Tampa Bay Rays training facility reportedly due to the team tweeting awareness about gun violence, according to reports.

 

DeSantis Suspends Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren

FL State Attorney Suspended For Saying He Won’t Enforce Restrictions On Abortion

Florida Gov. DeSantis suspended a state attorney who said he won’t enforce restrictions on abortion and gender therapy. Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren says “this is more than just about suspending an elected official.”

 

Suspended Florida state attorney speaks out against DeSantis

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth spoke with state attorney Andrew Warren about being suspended after vowing to not criminalize abortion, saying he will “stand up for victims to fight for justice.”

 

Florida Police Raids Home of Former Covid-19 Scientist

MORE VENGEANCE OUT OF WANNA-BE DICTATOR DESANTIS?

Police body camera video was released of the raid at the home of Florida scientist Rebekah Jones.

 

Dec 10, 2021 UPDATE: “Florida Republicans Pressured Researchers To Cover Up COVID Data For The State”

“A damning new report has revealed that university researchers in Florida were pressured from “the big above” to cover up and hide their data about COVID cases in the state. They make it clear that this was coming from the Republican-controlled government that has now overseen the deaths of more than 60,000 Floridians throughout the pandemic. This should be considered a criminal matter, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains”.

 

Scientist Says Florida Republicans Are Hiding Covid 19 Data From The Public

 

#Florida principal fired for showing statue of David in middle school art class under new #floridafuhrer #deathsantis #desantis #dontsaygay law to… | By Rebekah Jones | Facebook

Florida principal fired for showing statue of David in middle school art class under new #floridafuhrer #deathsantis #desantis #dontsaygay law to…

 

CNN’s Brianna Keilar points out the inaccuracies in Right-wing Republican Trump Supporter Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ argument that the media stopped asking about coronavirus in May and is to blame for the public becoming complacent and cases rising.

 

FULL VIDEO: Cops brutalize school students on campus with pepper spray and a taser.

This what the United States is becoming under REPUBLICAN rule… a Anti-Democratic POLICE STATE where protesting can get you TASED, BEATEN, ARRESTED and MURDERED

 

Man handcuffed at DeSantis event after calling Florida’s governor ‘enemy of the people’

Tense moments unfolded Tuesday and a man was led away by police in handcuffs after criticizing Gov. Ron DeSantis over his public health policies.

Man handcuffed and Arrested for Expressing his Opinion in DeSantis Anti-Democratic, Banana Republic AUTHORITARIAN, FASCIST FLORIDA

 

Five million dollar DeSantis veto triggers cancellation of $346 million in federal funding

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s line-item veto of two federal block grants worth $29 million has sparked controversy and triggered the cancellation of an additional $346 million in federal funding block grants. The vetoes forced Florida’s withdrawal from a program that would have provided money to Florida consumers for rebates on energy efficient household appliances.

Five million dollar DeSantis veto triggers cancellation of $346 million in federal funding. The vetoes forced Florida’s withdrawal from a program that would have provided money to Florida consumers for rebates on energy efficient household appliances. More proof of DeSantis incompetence and how he doesn’t give a DAMN about Average Joe Citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per the above article; “You’ve heard of death by a thousand cuts. Florida Republicans have inflicted the thousandth cut on democracy in this state. Democracy in Florida is just about dead. The state effectively has a one-party (Republican) regime”.

“Florida Republicans acquired their overlord status in large part through voter suppression. After the November 2020 election in which many more Democrats than Republicans voted by mail, Republicans had to suppress that too. Republican Sen. Dennis Baxley introduced SB 90, which retroactively voids as many as 6 million already-filed 2022 mail-voting sign-ups and bans mail-ballot drop boxes, which were used without incident by 1.5 million Florida voters last year. It’s voter suppression on steroids”.

 

DeSantis and Florida Republicans Discover Their Inner Soviet | Pierre Tristam | FlaglerLive

It’s been a grim few weeks. Democracy, human rights and free speech are under assault as they’ve not been in generations. Misinformation and fabrications are carpet-bombing reality. Thought policing is muzzling expression and rewriting history as a worship-jerk. Individual freedom is in retreat. Authoritarianism–bullying, vengeful, exultant–is triumphant.

Per the above article, “Using Floridians as bombing range DeSantis is waging a proxy war against all things lefty as buildup to a 2024 run. He’s making Donald Trump look like a compassionate con artist in comparison. Any semblance of inclusivity, of governance, of compromise or–heresy of heresies–moderation is out. The inquisition is back in. Strong-arming anything in the way is not a means to an end. It is an end in itself. There is no purpose to DeSantis’s governance other than himself, no grand policy agenda. It’s DeSantis as caudillo, now complete with his own Chavez-like election force.

Floridians are losing interest in democracy enough to believe bogus voter fraud claims and embrace insurrectionist violence as political speech. It’s how Goebbels saw Kristallnacht, too. Cleansing time. They don’t respect mere demonstrators, those pitiful social justice warriors. They see them as weak. As woke. It’s the red bait of the day.

We’re seeing the authoritarian impulse poison our own communities, as we did last week when Flagler Palm Coast High School student leader Jack Petocz was suspended after leading a brief walkout to protest one of those reactionary bills. He and Principal Greg Schwartz had agreed to the parameters of the march. But just as it was getting started, Schwartz saw that Jack was handing out pride flags. He ordered him to stop.

This is not democracy. It’s vigilantist autocracy violating students’ human rights, a violation echoed in the legislation banning abortions past 15 weeks, a brutal assault on women’s autonomy over their bodies that doesn’t even make an exception for rape, incest or human trafficking. Did I mention that the hippocratic oath has been replaced by the Gospel according to Fox?

Florida’s surgeon general, Joseph Ladapo, our frontier doctor Strangelove who welcomed Covid like it was the second coming, just announced that he would be opposing the vaccination of healthy children under 18. He cited outright falsehoods cribbed from conspiracy theorists–tuxedoed in the regal language of the Barrington Declaration–that vaccines could cause more harm than good even though over 1,000 children have died from Covid.  A far larger number have or continue to suffer from long covid. And unvaccinated children continue to be more likely to carry the virus and infect older adults.

 

 

 

https://www.salon.com/2019/10/12/republicans-must-lie-to-survive-they-have-no-other-choice/

Republicans Must Lie to Survive: They have No Other Choice

Per the above article; “The GOP exists to serve the interests of the wealthy and big business that comprise the richest 1%. No party, however, can ever win an election with only 1% of the vote. So to win elections, the GOP must necessarily reach beyond its own wealthy core and attempt to convince a large segment of working people in the 99% to vote for Republicans.

Normally, a political party wins elections by offering policies that benefit the voters. These policies attract the voters who then cast their votes for the political party.

But for the Republican Party, this is not an option. A candidate could not possibly campaign on the policies favored by the 1%. Just imagine the stump speech. “Vote for me and I will slash your health care! In fact, I’ll do even better — I’ll fight like mad to completely eliminate your health care!”

“Vote for me and I will get rid of your pensions! This would save corporations a bundle and boost profits to the shareholders! Screw the workers!”

“Vote for me and I promise to ship your jobs overseas under globalization! The exact same labor can be hired in Asia for only pennies! Hurray!”

The Republican Party is left with only one option. It cannot possibly be honest about its true intentions and actual policies. The working class would never vote for them. Instead, the only option is to lie”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron DeSantis Ad Supporting Trump

 

 

 

How Republicans Are Destroying America and Democracy

If you want to see what Republicans want to do to America, look no further than the state of Florida. This solidly-Republican one-party-rule controlled state is passing all sorts of Draconian laws – from abortion bans to voter suppression to white appeasement legislation – and all of these are items that other states will copy if Florida is successful (while others were stolen from other states that have been successful.) But Florida is going downhill faster than any other state, and it gives Americans a clear picture of what Republicans want to do to the entire country.

 

DeSantis Proves An Apt Student Of Trump-Style Bully Politics

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of history at New York University, talks with Ali Velshi about the next generation of Trump Republican as modeled in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

 

The Right Wants Freedom For Themselves but Not For Others

 

Anti-Democratic Fascist Republicans are passing Laws banning books, limiting what Teachers can Teach and what can be discussed with huge fines of up to $10,000 for violations

 

Banning Books and Ideas isn’t a Culture War, it’s Fascism!

 

 

Republicans fit all of the Characteristics of Fascism described below

Fourteen Characteristics of Fascism Article by Dr. Lawrence Britt

1. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

2. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

3. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

4. Rampant Sexism – The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

5. Controlled Mass Media – Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

6. Obsession with National Security – Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

7. Religion and Government are Intertwined – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

8. Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

9. Labor Power is Suppressed – Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

10. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

11. Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

12. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

13. Manipulate & Control elections – Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate & control elections.

14. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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