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Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on March 01, 2021, 07:19:25 AM
Gov. DeSantis had a whole hour on Mark Levine last night.  Added quite a bit to the already strong impression I had of him.

Apparently he came in second to Trump in the CPAC straw poll.

So, starting this thread on him.
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: ccp on March 01, 2021, 08:54:53 AM
and why is Fried , another member of the temple of the DNC

who is somehow head of department of Agriculture
doing making a stink about corona vaccines?

she sends it up to rabid racist partisan Clyburn
who is some sore of vaccine "czar"

and then to all the DNC media outlets to bash DeSantis the day after CPAC

DNC - jornolister
tricks
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis will be the nominee
Post by: DougMacG on March 08, 2021, 06:42:11 AM
I like Kristi Noem but the Governor of a big swing state has faced greater testing than a small state Governor.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/541589-it-will-be-vice-or-president-harris-against-gov-desantis-in-2024-bet-on
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on March 14, 2021, 06:25:35 AM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/all-red-states-must-join-gov-desantis-to-restrain-big-tech_3732292.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&email=craftydog@earthlink.net&utm_campaign=mb-2021-03-14
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis: Don't trust the elites
Post by: Crafty_Dog on March 19, 2021, 02:29:32 PM
Ron DeSantis on the Pandemic Year: Don’t Trust the Elites
Influential people in public health, government and the media failed to rise to the moment

Spring-break crowds on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale last Sunday.
PHOTO: MEDIAPUNCH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
By Ron DeSantis
March 18, 2021 2:55 pm ET


The Covid-19 pandemic represented a test of elites in the U.S., from public-health experts to the corporate media. The results have been disappointing. Policy makers who bucked the elites and challenged the narrative have been proven right to do so.

To begin with, highly publicized epidemiological models were as consequential as they were wrong. The model produced by Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London—which forecast millions of Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. without mitigation efforts—sparked panic among public-health elites and served as the pretext for lockdowns throughout the U.S. and Great Britain. The lockdowns failed to stop the virus but did a great deal of societal damage along the way—damage that a more targeted approach, seeking to reduce total harms, would have been able to avoid (and did, in places like Sweden and Florida).

Similarly, models predicting massive shortages of hospital beds helped to precipitate the disastrous policy—enacted by states like New York, New Jersey and Michigan—to send contagious, Covid-positive hospital patients back to nursing homes. States like Florida that rejected the models and adopted policies to protect nursing-home residents had comparatively lower nursing-home mortality rates as a result.

The reliance on faulty models was matched by poor public messaging. Elites sent conflicting messages about the efficacy of cloth masks, the uniformity of risk across age brackets, the danger of outdoor transmission and the practical benefit of taking a Covid vaccine.

Perhaps most damaging to public trust was the public-health campaign urging “15 Days to Slow the Spread.” This short-term mitigation, we were told, was necessary to buy time to prepare hospitals for any patient surges. But that reasonable aim was soon transformed into a lockdown-until-eradication approach that left no end in sight for most Americans. Going from “save the hospitals” to “zero Covid” represents one of the greatest instances in history of moving the goal post.

Lockdowns proved a huge boon to America’s corporate media, which primed its captive audience with fear and partisanship. Everything the corporate press did regarding Covid coverage was inseparable from its yearslong obsession with attacking Donald Trump. Weaponizing Covid in an election year superseded any obligation to present the facts with needed context and perspective.

Florida cut against the grain of elite opinion and bucked the media narrative.
While it was abundantly clear by May that schools represented low-risk environments for the spread of Covid and that the consequences of prolonged school closures were potentially catastrophic, the corporate media did its best to obscure the data and stoke fear and panic among parents and teachers. After all, the media had to take the position opposite Donald Trump.


Had the media presented the data on schools in a rational fashion with proper context and perspective, it is quite possible that the extended school closures we’ve seen in lockdown states would have been untenable and millions of students would be in markedly better shape academically and socially.

For months we were told to “trust the experts,” but far too often over the past year those who were most influential in our society—in public health, government and media—proved incapable of rising to the moment.

Florida cut against the grain of elite opinion and bucked the media narrative. The result is open schools, comparatively low unemployment and per capita Covid mortality below the national average. We cannot simply undo the harm caused by flawed policies advocated by our elites, but we can resolve that we never let this happen to our country again.

—Mr. DeSantis is the governor of Florida.
Title: DeSantis against vaccine passports
Post by: Crafty_Dog on March 30, 2021, 03:33:30 AM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/gov-desantis-to-take-executive-emergency-action-against-vaccine-passports_3753968.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-03-30&mktids=d985aaf6c3ccbedb451ac7adffb4b918
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on March 31, 2021, 07:04:39 AM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/desantis-points-the-way-to-a-new-federalism_3755208.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-03-31&mktids=fe49f386b7eb9e9cb345af51b7d738f6
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on April 05, 2021, 08:57:57 AM
DeSantis was quite impressive on Mark Levin this week.
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: DougMacG on April 05, 2021, 09:50:51 AM
DeSantis was quite impressive on Mark Levin this week.

Good.  He might be our last best hope.
--------------------
From media thread, DeSantis on 60 Minutes
https://www.dailywire.com/news/cbs-deceptively-edits-reporters-interaction-with-fl-governor-ron-desantis-heres-what-he-really-said
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: ccp on April 05, 2021, 10:18:06 AM
he must be doing something right

the best indicator is the LEFT is full on attacking him all over the media cabal

notice the silence on CUOMO

remember the leader of NY State Dem controlled legislator stated if there is one more allegation
against Mario's boy they will move to impeach him

up to to 7 and counting I think -

of course we hear silence
"let the investigation "

continue
while Cuomo has his mob lawyers out in fall force behind the scenes playing every tactic they can get away with  - just next to the lines without touching

of course if they do touch - oops sorry
no malicious intent etc blah blah blah


Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: G M on April 05, 2021, 06:30:29 PM
For winning a national election? Really?


DeSantis was quite impressive on Mark Levin this week.

Good.  He might be our last best hope.
--------------------
From media thread, DeSantis on 60 Minutes
https://www.dailywire.com/news/cbs-deceptively-edits-reporters-interaction-with-fl-governor-ron-desantis-heres-what-he-really-said
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on April 06, 2021, 06:30:11 AM
I'm seeing him quite a bit on FOX.  Consistently excellent.  To my ear, he makes the right points in ways that will appeal to moderates; he has proven executive chops; proven ability to back the prog media up--  a lot to like hear.

Wonder what kind of cases he handled when he was a JAG?
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on April 08, 2021, 05:27:39 AM
One of the things we admired most about Trump was his balls in taking on the Pravdas.

Looks like DeSantis has the same balls and one fukk of a lot more finesse.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/7/ron-desantis-florida-governor-turns-tables-60-minu/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=subscriber&utm_campaign=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert&utm_term=newsalert&bt_ee=MgW5wJhTSPHKhsZoCOvn8cbEu3Q%2FZIMQeGRkjjKUgHzuTxITtUMqCZrtzHbLwvDd&bt_user_id&bt_ts=1617858921948
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: ccp on April 08, 2021, 06:31:49 AM
I've noticed other Republicans now coming out with fighting words
 and actions

like McConnell ,  Governor Kemp etc , even never Trumpist National Reviewers seem to be waking up.

Finally they see the writing on the wall

There is no  compromise

it is a fight to the finish

only the DC sewer rats like Krystal STeele etc pretend Republicans
  etc.
 
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: DougMacG on April 08, 2021, 12:23:14 PM
Crafty wrote: 
"One of the things we admired most about Trump was his balls in taking on the Pravdas.
Looks like DeSantis has the same balls and one fukk of a lot more finesse."



Thumbs up on that.

For decades we pondered who will be the next Reagan?  Never found one.  No one asks who will be the next Trump, but the next leader must have two of his traits, ability to advance the agenda and be someone who can stand up to all these forces stacked against us.  60 Minutes is typical of the forces against us, perceived as professional mainstream, but horribly biased and ruthlessly malicious. 

No one can stand up to the journalistic standards of 60 Minutes...  Whooops, what happened to Super-anchorman Dan Rather and CBS News producer Mary Mapes?  Fired for getting caught. 

"60 Minutes is Toast"  - Powerline, Sept 9, 2004.
"Fake but Accurate."   - NY times, Sept 9, 2004
[More on the Media thread.]
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on May 03, 2021, 07:17:46 PM
https://www.wctv.tv/2021/05/03/gov-desantis-invalidates-all-local-covid-19-emergency-orders/
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on May 07, 2021, 09:01:06 AM
I'm liking him even more:

https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/07/florida-passes-law-banning-private-funding-of-election-procedures/
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill to protect against Big Tech censorship
Post by: Crafty_Dog on May 25, 2021, 04:47:30 AM
https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/24/gov-desantis-signs-bill-to-protect-floridians-from-big-tech-censorship/
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis shows chops against pravda cheap shot
Post by: Crafty_Dog on May 26, 2021, 12:34:13 PM
https://notthebee.com/article/watch-reporter-tries-to-dunk-on-desantis-he-wrecks-her-and-gets-a-standing-ovation
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis takes on the Chi Coms
Post by: Crafty_Dog on June 08, 2021, 06:00:10 AM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/enough-is-enough-desantis-signs-bills-to-confront-nefarious-chinese-influence_3848384.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-06-08&mktids=29447cd0d129990641a23091bca96e03&est=YPqzi4bsklLi32LGXgusVKvMts%2Fzw2DwFVds9azI03sPZbG3vUjcHdnyXdr2TbUikeL1
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis: FL to send officers to TX and AZ
Post by: Crafty_Dog on June 17, 2021, 07:11:51 AM
https://amgreatness.com/2021/06/17/florida-to-send-officers-to-texas-and-arizona-to-assist-with-border-crisis/

Title: President DeSantis
Post by: DougMacG on June 17, 2021, 07:33:42 AM
I just wanted to see how it sounds.

https://amgreatness.com/2021/06/17/florida-to-send-officers-to-texas-and-arizona-to-assist-with-border-crisis/
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis sends help to border states
Post by: Crafty_Dog on June 19, 2021, 02:46:01 PM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/floridas-cavalry-helps-secure-the-border-youve-got-a-storm-and-were-coming-to-help-you_3864553.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-06-19&mktids=039af16e1b036edcdfda3bac9f3b78d2&est=GLPYnMx6SHbKyvsWdk7qKuLwApFAZ7ir31xMXMXIJXfMkUduedYeeFvwdHa4UG8T82YC
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: ccp on June 20, 2021, 06:22:05 AM
"President DeSantis"

"I just wanted to see how it sounds"

Well he could pull the Italian vote away from Cuomo.

 :-D

Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on June 20, 2021, 08:09:14 AM
Didn't Mayor DiBlasio take down the Columbus Circle statute of Columbus down?
Title: I think it is still there - for now
Post by: ccp on June 20, 2021, 08:57:43 AM
no mention of it under wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Monument_(New_York_City)

speaking of statues :

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/06/19/juneteenth-george-floyd-harriet-tubman-statues-unveiled-us-cities/7754673002/

 :roll:
Title: straw poll : DeSantis tops Trump
Post by: ccp on June 21, 2021, 04:58:35 AM
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ron-desantis-straw-poll-conservative-summit/2021/06/20/id/1025748/
Title: Re: straw poll : DeSantis tops Trump
Post by: DougMacG on June 21, 2021, 10:32:49 AM
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ron-desantis-straw-poll-conservative-summit/2021/06/20/id/1025748/

I hope that what he has going now is lasting.
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill requiring students to learn the evils of communism
Post by: Crafty_Dog on June 23, 2021, 12:09:34 PM
https://dailycaller.com/2021/06/22/desantis-bill-students-learn-evil-communism/?utm_source=piano&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2360&tpcc%3D=newsletter&pnespid=kvkw8v5RGgeNQ6URGayMs9Cl2l.aEgAMmwtGnsXZ
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on June 23, 2021, 09:29:54 PM
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jun/23/how-rockstar-gov-ron-desantis-positioned-himself-t/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=subscriber&utm_campaign=evening&utm_term=evening&utm_content=evening&bt_ee=a%2F%2B%2F0g1yexi1o4CuqPggYnVxSWsWRB2a0evbbdAlj8pm5mdRZY0u4fRQStYUeG6N&bt_ts=1624479917795
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill requiring students to learn the evils of communism
Post by: G M on June 24, 2021, 11:04:05 AM
https://dailycaller.com/2021/06/22/desantis-bill-students-learn-evil-communism/?utm_source=piano&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2360&tpcc%3D=newsletter&pnespid=kvkw8v5RGgeNQ6URGayMs9Cl2l.aEgAMmwtGnsXZ

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/394429.php

https://twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1407495156056694784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1407495156056694784%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Face.mu.nu%2Farchives%2F394429.php
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on June 28, 2021, 07:35:29 AM
“Ronald Dion DeSantis was born on September 14, 1978, in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Karen (née Rogers) and Ronald DeSantis.[1] He is of Italian descent.[2] His family moved to Orlando, Florida, before relocating to Dunedin, Florida, when he was six years old.[3] In 1991, he was a member of the Little League team from Dunedin National that made it to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.[4][5]

After graduating from Dunedin High School in 1997, DeSantis attended Yale University. He was captain of Yale's varsity baseball team and joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.[5][6] On the Yale baseball team, DeSantis was an outfielder; as a senior in 2001, he had the team's best batting average at .336.[7][8][9][10]

He graduated from Yale in 2001 with a B.A. magna cum laude in history.[11] He then spent a year as a history teacher at the Darlington School.[12] DeSantis then attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 2005 with a Juris Doctor cum laude.[13][14]

DeSantis received his Reserve Naval officer's commission and assignment to the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) in 2004 at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Dallas, Texas, while still a student at Harvard Law School. He completed Naval Justice School in 2005. Later that year, he received orders to the JAG Trial Service Office Command South East at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, as a prosecutor. In 2006, he was promoted from lieutenant, junior grade to lieutenant. He worked for the commander of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), working directly with detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Joint Detention Facility.[15][16][17]

In 2007, DeSantis reported to the Naval Special Warfare Command Group in Coronado, California, where he was assigned to SEAL Team One and deployed to Iraq[18] with the troop surge as the Legal Advisor to the SEAL Commander, Special Operations Task Force-West in Fallujah.[15][16][17]
DeSantis returned to the U.S. in April 2008, at which time he was reassigned to the Naval Region Southeast Legal Service. The U.S. Department of Justice appointed him to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney[18] at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Middle District of Florida. DeSantis was assigned as a trial defense counsel until his honorable discharge from active duty in February 2010. He concurrently accepted a reserve commission as a lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the US Navy Reserve.[19] He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal.[15][16][17” #DeSantis #leadership
Title: Well played
Post by: Crafty_Dog on July 04, 2021, 09:01:29 AM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/florida-gov-desantis-to-miss-trump-rally-in-sarasota_3885729.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-07-04&mktids=0ecc5213d1bdf8f0029d75afd5d003e8&est=Hc6dWg9aUMqE7LuHx5WRUzj8rYCWn3y%2F%2FuegsAUitNtcc7%2FoLhJcbu6u7E6SJqMhDh7M
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on July 18, 2021, 08:30:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp3yQGAgJI8&t=20s
Title: Crist creeping up on DeSantis uggh!!!!
Post by: ccp on August 04, 2021, 07:43:55 AM
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/566218-florida-poll-desantis-falls-behind-crist-as-covid-19-cases-surge

amazing how creeps like crist / Beto / kasich etc and others will just not leave us alone

Title: Re: Crist creeping up on DeSantis uggh!!!!
Post by: DougMacG on August 04, 2021, 09:14:02 AM
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/566218-florida-poll-desantis-falls-behind-crist-as-covid-19-cases-surge

amazing how creeps like crist / Beto / kasich etc and others will just not leave us alone

And political polling, one year out, is so accurate.

Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis hits Magoo over the head with a 2x4
Post by: Crafty_Dog on August 04, 2021, 02:41:38 PM
https://amgreatness.com/2021/08/04/desantis-scorches-biden-until-you-do-your-job-and-secure-the-border-i-dont-want-to-hear-a-blip-about-covid/
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis vs. Magoo
Post by: Crafty_Dog on August 06, 2021, 05:15:21 PM
https://amgreatness.com/2021/08/06/desantis-hits-back-at-biden-what-else-has-he-forgotten/
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis calls for end of resettling illegals in Florida
Post by: Crafty_Dog on August 30, 2021, 04:40:06 PM
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/desantis-biden-administration-resettling-illegal-immigrants-florida?fbclid=IwAR2AqAV1S3heQQXLwpIv-9Ad_O-7K9suOUopiAJMhq-OEePJOz4S-ldNH6A
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis calls for end of resettling illegals in Florida
Post by: G M on August 31, 2021, 08:46:36 AM
Governors aren't allowed to protect their citizens, that's racist!

Besides, how are we going to create more Covid cases if he is allowed to do that?


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/desantis-biden-administration-resettling-illegal-immigrants-florida?fbclid=IwAR2AqAV1S3heQQXLwpIv-9Ad_O-7K9suOUopiAJMhq-OEePJOz4S-ldNH6A
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on September 25, 2021, 01:41:48 AM
https://townhall.com/columnists/humbertofontova/2021/09/25/desantis-awards-floridas-medal-of-freedom-to-che-guevara-captor-felix-rodriguez-n2596454

https://notthebee.com/article/ron-desantis-sticks-it-to-the-feds-gets-life-saving-covid-treatment-for-florida-after-biden-admin-restricted-supply?utm_source=jeeng
Modify message
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis on Australia lockdown
Post by: Crafty_Dog on September 28, 2021, 02:46:00 PM
https://michaelyon.locals.com/upost/1117802/desantis-on-australian-police-state
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis FL agencies to enforce immigration laws
Post by: Crafty_Dog on September 29, 2021, 12:30:56 PM
https://amgreatness.com/2021/09/29/ron-desantis-issues-order-for-state-agencies-to-enforce-immigration-laws-when-federal-authorities-wont/
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on October 20, 2021, 04:43:24 PM
https://michaelyon.locals.com/upost/1162413/florida-still-legitimate-state-government-desantis-showing-leadership-again
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on October 21, 2021, 08:03:22 PM
https://michaelyon.locals.com/upost/1200051/florida-stands-strong
Title: Quality trolling from Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on November 18, 2021, 12:51:41 PM
https://amgreatness.com/2021/11/18/desantis-trolls-biden-by-holding-signing-ceremony-for-anti-vaccine-mandate-bills-in-brandon-florida/
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis begins to spread his foreign policy wings
Post by: Crafty_Dog on November 25, 2021, 01:50:33 PM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/floridas-desantis-warns-against-removing-communist-rebels-from-terrorist-list-a-serious-mistake_4124214.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-11-25-2&mktids=63e9c7bff2058f2ec39b1faaa91cce76&est=Ps4LV%2B%2BDBK71HYxvWt3h1ydg0Yf92SWR1aFdJNhzK5AqL5UkYHFQ2QpODv%2BbmGOgI2kH

Title: Let's see what Gov. Ron DeSantis does with this
Post by: Crafty_Dog on December 03, 2021, 02:57:22 AM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/florida-prison-system-in-crisis-state-senator-says_4131481.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-12-03&mktids=84b38f09c23bc8ab1db62497fa4b93f8&est=x8MWsRaCRhrAaDwow0bTrcGK3HhN2PY1jA3i8JgxKJ2L4wP1dCP0QBIfy7Dm%2B7ie4MGR
Title: This is how Gov. Ron DeSantis becomes a president
Post by: Crafty_Dog on December 11, 2021, 04:16:37 PM
https://michaelyon.locals.com/upost/1410406/desantis-this-is-how-a-governor-becomes-a-president
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on December 14, 2021, 05:33:16 AM
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/12/10/desantis-issue-emergency-order-barring-state-licenses-florida-facilities-house-illegal-alien-children/?fbclid=IwAR1pGsb4VnXONsgcxzPvv1adIAovzRVnKR_GzM93U0Z1ZPbX__9g5tT5xBk
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis: Let's send illegals to Delaware and Martha's Vineyard
Post by: Crafty_Dog on December 15, 2021, 02:12:04 AM
https://rumble.com/vqs10c-gov.-desantis-lets-send-illegals-to-delaware-and-marthas-vineyard.html?mref=22lbp&mc=56yab&fbclid=IwAR0UOaONlvIm4zt8pUVTS8K-lOG4v47urD2AY2RZ5YzzQSJNL72erxHV8kM
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis: Let's send illegals to Delaware and Martha's Vineyard
Post by: DougMacG on December 15, 2021, 06:39:09 AM
Perfect.  And keep sending them until the rich liberals tell us how many is too many, and why.  Overrunning resources, they don't care.  MS13 gangs, they don't care.  In their front and back yard and on their streets and sidewalks and half of them voting Republican, now they care. They might demand the border be closed and put a work requirement on welfare.
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on December 19, 2021, 04:05:57 PM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/desantis-took-on-washington-in-2021_4138361.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-12-19-4&utm_medium=email&est=mWMVcKhJZS9SXrSuJ99OCnTC9Y5vZok0JRrCvNmZ723JSds4SgEhK%2BQhJqSGHrfN1MoF
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis moves to pull FL pension funds out of China
Post by: Crafty_Dog on December 22, 2021, 03:51:30 AM
DeSantis aims to pull all state pension funds out of China

Investors accused of ties

BY JAMES VARNEY THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and some of his administration’s top officials moved Monday to take control of the state’s huge pension portfolio from private asset managers that invest heavily in communist China.

At a meeting of the State Board of Administration, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Attorney General Ashley Moody joined Mr. DeSantis, a Republican, in a motion to “revoke all proxy voting authority that has been given to outside fund managers.”

The state officials said they need to ensure that fund managers “act solely in the financial interest of the state’s funds.”

The measure also orders a survey of the Florida Retirement System’s investments “to determine how many assets the state has in Chinese companies.”

The state took action after Consumers’ Research, a conservative watchdog group, launched a campaign accusing BlackRock, the world’s largest investment company by assets under management, of close and growing ties with Beijing.

The bond between BlackRock CEO Larry Fink

and China’s communist leaders also has drawn criticism from left-wing billionaire George Soros.

In addition to investing clients’ money in Chinese companies, BlackRock was awarded a contract to sell mutual funds in China. The venture has raked in some $1 billion, according to published reports.

“I would like the SBA to survey the investments that are currently being done,” Mr. DeSantis said in a statement. “When the Legislature comes back, they can make statutory changes to say that the Communist Party of China is not a vehicle that we want to be entangled with. I think that that would be something that would be very, very prudent.”

Figures for BlackRock’s investments in China are difficult to pinpoint, but they represent a small portion of the more than $9.6 trillion in assets that the firm manages.

BlackRock’s China A Opportunities Fund, which has returned more than 32% since its 2018 inception, has more than $47.4 million, according to its most recent report.

“BlackRock has been using their proxy votes to hamper American companies, leading to higher burdens on Americans when we can least afford it,” Consumers’ Research Executive Director Will Hild said. “They have used American investment dollars to cozy up to the Chinese Communist Party in a betrayal of our nation that puts American pension dollars at risk.”

BlackRock declined a request for comment.

Although Mr. Fink is an ardent supporter of green initiatives and BlackRock has tried to force American companies to follow an environmental agenda, China is the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases.

China also has been accused of numerous human rights violations, including forcing Muslimminority Uyghurs into labor camps, stifling Hong Kong’s traditional democracy, and silencing and coercing tennis star Peng Shuai over rape charges against a high government official.

National security officials have raised concerns about investments in Chinese companies that operate with the permission of the communist leadership and, in some cases, work closely with the military.

Published reports show Black-Rock has invested in at least two Chinese companies, iFlytek and Hikvision, that have been added to the U.S. “entity list” as national security and foreign policy threats.

It is not illegal to invest in such companies, although they are forbidden from trading with U.S. corporations.

Florida’s announcement is the latest in a string of state initiatives to signal that companies should focus on business and profits for shareholders rather than a political agenda.

Last month, West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore led a coalition of 15 states that threatened to pull funds if bankers tried to stifle oil and gas companies to appease environmentalists.

Mr. Moore called the warning a “pushback against woke capitalism.”

Some top Florida officials supported Mr. DeSantis’ concern Monday.

“As Americans got our cheap goods, the Chinese government wasn’t playing by the rules when it came to intellectual property or trade,” Mr. Patronis said.

“I take my fiduciary responsibilities seriously, and I think the SBA needs to start asking harder questions when it comes to whether investing any more in China is a good idea. It seems limiting our exposure to China is not only good for our country, but it is the financially prudent thing to do for our state,” he said.

The Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal agencies have cautioned that Chinese investments can be subject to the whims of communist leaders and are outside the influence of U.S. or other regulators.

In September, the SEC warned of risks associated with variable interest entities, which are listed on U.S. stock markets but are essentially shell companies with no control over the Chinese entities.
Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis and Constitutional Carry
Post by: Crafty_Dog on December 24, 2021, 06:27:01 PM
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/12/24/florida-is-set-to-join-a-coveted-second-amendment-club-n2600987
Title: DeSantis leads in decoupling from China
Post by: Crafty_Dog on December 29, 2021, 02:36:43 AM
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Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis leads the way on illegals
Post by: Crafty_Dog on January 01, 2022, 05:59:26 PM
12/15/21

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Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: Crafty_Dog on January 03, 2022, 07:12:08 PM
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Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis on Jan. 6
Post by: Crafty_Dog on January 07, 2022, 07:44:39 AM
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Title: Gov. Ron DeSantis proposes special police agency to monitor elections
Post by: Crafty_Dog on January 18, 2022, 10:16:20 AM
Sounds great to me!!!

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Florida governor proposes special police agency to monitor elections
No state has such a force, which Gov. Ron DeSantis wants empowered to arrest voters and others who allegedly violate election laws
DeSantis proposes special police agency to monitor elections
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) during his State of the State address on Jan. 11 said he would establish a special “election integrity unit” to monitor elections. (The Florida Channel)
By Lori Rozsa and Beth Reinhard
Today at 6:30 a.m. EST



WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A plan by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would establish a special police force to oversee state elections — the first of its kind in the nation — and while his fellow Republicans have reacted tepidly, voting rights advocates fear that it will become law and be used to intimidate voters.

The proposed Office of Election Crimes and Security would be part of the Department of State, which answers to the governor. DeSantis is asking the GOP-controlled legislature to allocate nearly $6 million to hire 52 people to “investigate, detect, apprehend, and arrest anyone for an alleged violation” of election laws. They would be stationed at unspecified “field offices throughout the state” and act on tips from “government officials or any other person.”

DeSantis highlighted his plan as legislators opened their annual 60-day session last week.



“To ensure that elections are conducted in accordance with the rule of law, I propose an election integrity unit whose sole focus will be the enforcement of Florida’s election laws,” he said during his State of the State address. “This will facilitate the faithful enforcement of election laws and will provide Floridians with the confidence that their vote will matter.”

Voting rights experts say that no state has such an agency, one dedicated to patrolling elections and empowered to arrest suspected violators. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced the formation of a “2021 Texas Election Integrity Unit” in October, but that office is more limited in scope, has fewer than 10 employees and isn’t under the governor’s authority.

“There’s a reason that there’s no office of this size with this kind of unlimited investigative authority in any other state in the country, and it’s because election crimes and voter fraud are just not a problem of that magnitude,” said Jonathan Diaz, a voting rights lawyer at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center. “My number one concern is that this is going to be used as a tool to harass or intimidate civic-engagement organizations and voters.”


Florida’s congressional Democrats expressed similar worries when they asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate “a disturbing rise in partisan efforts at voter suppression” in the state. They took aim specifically at DeSantis’s call for election police.

“Harmful proposals to create new partisan bodies to oversee our voting process are exactly the kind of action that demand oversight as we work to ensure that our voting process is unquestionably trustworthy,” they wrote Thursday in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.


Florida voters line up outside the Hialeah John F. Kennedy Library on Nov. 3, 2020 to cast their ballots in the general election. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
Unlike many past elections, the 2020 general election in Florida had few problems. The governor touted it as “the gold standard.”

“The way Florida did it, I think, inspired confidence,” DeSantis said on Nov. 4, 2020, hours after the results showed that President Donald Trump had won the state by more than three percentage points. “I think that’s how elections should be run.”


But in the wake of Trump’s ultimate defeat, as he and his supporters spread falsehoods about election fraud nationwide and demanded audits in numerous states, many Republicans in Florida pressed DeSantis to do the same.

Though he resisted an audit, DeSantis signed a controversial bill last year curtailing some voting options that had helped to expand participation. The law — which is being challenged in court, with a trial set to begin Jan. 30 — limits the use of ballot drop boxes, adds requirements to request mail ballots, and bans groups or individuals from gathering absentee ballots on other voters’ behalf.

No legislators have signed on to sponsor DeSantis’s new proposal. House Speaker Chris Sprowls (R) said DeSantis is concerned that existing law enforcement agencies don’t have the expertise necessary to find and prosecute election crimes. Yet he hasn’t embraced the governor’s approach. “We’re going to look at it, we’ll evaluate it and see what happens,” Sprowls said last week.


As with all committees in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Republicans are in the majority on the House Public Integrity & Elections Committee. Neither the committee chairman nor vice chairman returned calls for comment. The panel has not scheduled a hearing on the DeSantis proposal.

Last month, Secretary of State Laurel Lee spoke to a meeting of the Florida Supervisors of Elections association to explain the governor’s plan. Some of the officials who run elections in each of Florida’s 67 counties were alarmed by what they heard. They fear overreach from the executive branch, especially in a year when DeSantis is running for reelection.

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott said he’s concerned that the new unit would be “applied in a very partisan way” and certain that his heavily Democratic county would be a target.

“It seems as if this is going to focus on a lot of grass-roots organizations that are out there trying to get people registered to vote, as well as people out there doing petition drives,” Scott said. “I think this is going to lead to people being intimidated if they’re civically involved. I don’t want people to be scared away from doing those kinds of things.”


An election worker sorts vote-by-mail ballots at the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections in Doral, Fla., ahead of the 2020 general election. Months later, the legislature passed measures making it harder for residents to vote by mail. (Lynne Sladky/AP)
State Rep. Geraldine Thompson, the ranking Democrat on the House Public Integrity & Elections Committee, thinks the new agency would be a waste of money. In addition to its funding, DeSantis wants $1.1 million for eight new positions in other departments — to address what he describes as a growing caseload of election crimes. The Department of State received 262 election-fraud complaint forms in 2020 and referred 75 to law enforcement or prosecutors. About 11 million Floridians cast ballots for president that November.


“The governor and other officials in Florida said the 2020 election was the most secure and efficiently run election that we ever had,” Thompson said. “So I see absolutely no reason for this elections commission to be established, particularly at the cost that he is proposing.”

Voter fraud is rare, and critics note that state attorneys and local police are already in place to investigate alleged election crimes. The state’s 67 elections supervisors are also trained to look for fraud.

“The bottom line is there is no widespread election fraud in Florida,” said Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, a Democrat. “It’s a microscopic amount. Elections today are the most secure that they have ever been. This is not a serious policy proposal. This is a door prize for a QAnon pep rally.”

Hans von Spakovsky, an election law expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation, supports Desantis’s plan and hopes it becomes a “model” for other states. Investigating election fraud requires special training and commitment that are lacking in many law enforcement agencies, he said. The foundation’s database of election fraud cases nationwide shows only three convictions in Florida in the last three years.


Support for the governor’s proposal should be bipartisan, according to DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw.

“Ensuring that every legal vote counts, as Governor DeSantis strives to do, is the opposite of ‘voter suppression,’ ” Pushaw said via email. “We do not understand why any politician, Democrat or Republican, would be opposed to allocating sufficient resources to ensure our election laws are enforced.”

Cecile Scoon, a lawyer who is president of the League of Women Voters Florida, called an elections security force controlled by a governor an alarming concept.

“So to have your own elections SWAT team, that would be under the direction of the secretary of state, who is under the direction of the governor, is not a comfortable feeling,” Scoon said. “Having governmental officials like this, traveling about overlooking elections just to see if there’s something going on, is very chilling, very scary and very reminiscent of past governmental interference that was directed to Black voters.”
Title: Roger Stone Trump surrogate
Post by: ccp on January 18, 2022, 11:15:12 AM
http://republicbrief.com/roger-stone-attacks-desantis-hes-not-honest-and-not-going-to-be-president/

"DeSantis is not honest" [unlike Donald Trump -  :roll:]
Title: Re: Roger Stone Trump surrogate
Post by: G M on January 18, 2022, 11:19:31 AM
http://republicbrief.com/roger-stone-attacks-desantis-hes-not-honest-and-not-going-to-be-president/

"DeSantis is not honest" [unlike Donald Trump -  :roll:]

After all this, don't be surprised if DeSantis ends up on the ticket.
Title: Re: Gov. Ron DeSantis
Post by: ccp on January 18, 2022, 11:39:32 AM
"After all this, don't be surprised if DeSantis ends up on the ticket"

the only way I would be happy with that is if DeSantis is Prez and Trump VP

(I know not possible)