Either One Term Or Impeachment

RON DE SANTIS - Certified T-Rumpy-teer

Member of the US House of Representatives
Member of the Certified T-RUMP Ass-Kissers Committee
Born:  Ronald Dion DeSantis  September 14, 1978 (age 41)
Residence  Governor’s Mansion
Education  Yale University (BA)  Harvard University (JD)

  US NAVY Lieutenant Commander 
Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Bronze Star
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal

Given the handle hashtag #FloridaMoron and certified 5th degree Ass-Kisser Ron is a devoted T-RUMP fan.  Mike Pence look out, this guy wants your position as VP 
(Some think its in T-RUMPS butt)  if T-RUMP thinks he needs a stronger player.  Meanwhile Ronny is lying and f*cking up royally as he goes all out in praise sucking up and lying for the jerk in the White House.  People are praying T-RUMP is a one term President and DeSantis a one-term governor. 

👺  A Moron Is Born 

CNN)  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stood outside the White House two months ago bragging about his state's triumph over the coronavirus.

"We succeeded and people just don't want to recognize it," he blustered. Then, jabbing his finger at reporters, he scolded the press: "You've got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York," he said.

That was May 20. A little less than 10 weeks later, Florida, with DeSantis at the helm, has become a global ground zero for Covid-19 cases and a poster child for the Trump administration and its closest allies' failures in responding to the pandemic. The nationwide angst over schools is playing out in pointed clashes between teachers and DeSantis, who is pushing hard for a full-scale reopening. Trump's obsession with hosting a live, in-person convention extravaganza, supported by DeSantis, collapsed under the weight of the crisis. And the Major League Baseball season has been thrown into doubt as the sports world waits to see if the outbreak among Miami Marlins players and coaches spreads to other teams.

As the hot-button fights rage on, so too does the spread of the virus among ordinary Floridians. The state surpassed New York's total count of Covid-19 cases, with 414,511 and rising. Only California, with its larger population, has recorded more. Hospitalizations in Florida are up and ICU capacity across the state is tumbling. On Saturday, the state's Agency for Health Care Administration reported that only 17% of ICU beds were still available. And in hard-hit Miami-Dade County, the virus positivity rate exceeded 19%, nearly double its target.

Translation  Allie = Suck Up

A close political allie of Donald Trump who made the President's support the centerpiece of his 2018 gubernatorial campaign, DeSantis has remained closely in-line with the White House's messaging. But a politically unfamiliar landscape is looming for DeSantis if the situation in Florida doesn't improve rapidly, and along with it Trump's poll numbers in the state. The President in an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace last Sunday gave a hint that his public support for DeSantis might be reaching its limit.  Like when hangings are planned…

The Campfire That became a Forrest Fire
“ We’ll put out the flames. And we'll put out in some cases just burning embers. We also have burning embers," Trump said, speaking about the coronavirus nationwide. "We have embers and we do have flames. Florida became more flame like, but it's -- it's going to be under control."

DeSantis has been in touch with or in the close vicinity of Trump on at least two occasions since the interview. First, he spoke to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence last Wednesday. A day later, his press office revealed that DeSantis had discussed with Pence, who visited Miami on Monday, the state's need for the antiviral drug Remdesivir. The next day, DeSantis said a shipment of 11,000 vials was en route.

Large Crock Of Sh*t
When asked about governor’s remarks in May, and the suggestion by critics that he spoke too triumphantly, too soon, spokesman Fred Piccolo said DeSantis has always been forthright with his constituents.   

"To say (Gov. DeSantis) took a victory lap is unfair," Piccolo told CNN. "The Governor has an obligation to inform the citizenry of the progress against Covid-19 and is doing that on a regular basis. He's delivered good news and bad news but he's always done it honestly and data centric. The governor is a husband, a father and, a political leader who wants to get back to normal as fast as the rest of us do. That’s why he’s crisscrossing the state asking Floridians to take the precautions necessary to move us in the right direction.”  So far that direction is due south and it is called Hell.

👺  Mixed messages

The mixed messaging from administration leaders continued on Saturday afternoon, when Halsey Beshears, Florida's secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, announced plans to meet with bar and brewery owners to plot out a path to bringing customers back inside. 

"We will come up with a Safe, Smart and Step-by-step plan based on input, science and relative facts on how to reopen as soon as possible," Beshears tweeted. Less than 24 hours later, the state reported 9,259 new cases -- the 23rd time in July that the daily case count exceeded 9,000.

It announced another 8,892 on Monday. The overall death toll in the state is now approaching 6,000 people.

Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a Republican, said it "would be a horrible decision" to open up bars now, expressed similar concern over schools and pointed to "the issue of whether the decisions (made by the state) are data-driven or political."

Public health concerns appeared to take a backseat to politics when the state issued its mandate for a full reopening of schools. But last week, with cases, hospitalizations and deaths mounting, DeSantis took a half-step back from that directive, saying he would support teachers and parents who felt their safety this fall demanded a return to remote learning.

His statement came amid a surge in Covid-19 infections among children under 18. Over eight days, there has been a 34% jump in positive tests and a 23% increase in hospitalizations. The figures, from the state Department of Health, also showed the positivity rate among minors ticking up 1 percentage point overall but approaching 20% in Miami-Dade and as high as 25.3% in Martin County on the state's Treasure Coast.

From early on in the pandemic, DeSantis has -- while attributing bad news to the influx of people from states like New York -- aggressively courted pro sports leagues and, after North Carolina's governor effectively nixed Trump's plans to hold a blowout convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, said he would welcome a re-nomination shindig in Jacksonville.

But on Thursday, Trump abruptly announced that Republican National Convention activities in the Florida city, including his acceptance speech, would not go ahead, citing the safety risk.

"I looked at my team and I said the timing for this event is not right. It's just not right," Trump said at the White House. "To have a big convention, it's not the right time."

Trump's decision might have been more of a political wager, with new campaign manager Bill Stepien and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel presenting the option to cancel as an opportunity to score political points, according a GOP source with knowledge of the process. Approval for Trump's handling of the coronavirus has dropped precipitously over the past few months, along with a growing public trust deficit that has coincided with his sinking poll numbers in the head-to-head race with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

A CNN poll released on Sunday showed Biden with a 5 percentage point lead, 51% to 46%, in Florida, where Trump has been running second since March. The gap has been wider in other surveys, including a Quinnipiac University poll from last week, which showed Biden up 51% to Trump's 38%. 

DeSantis and Trump could also be facing a new, headline-grabbing controversy with word on Monday that Major League Baseball had postponed two games following reports that more than a dozen players and staff from the Miami Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus during their season-opening series in Philadelphia this weekend.

The Marlins did not travel home to Miami, as planned, on Sunday night for their home-opener, which was scheduled for Monday. They will receive additional testing, according to MLB. The Philadelphia Phillies, who shared a field with the Marlins for three days, were supposed to host the New York Yankees on Monday night. It’s unclear precisely where and when the outbreak began, with the Marlins having played a pair of exhibition games in Atlanta last Tuesday and Wednesday.

👺  Spoke too soon

Florida's descent, and the political implications around it, have been viewed more starkly in light of DeSantis' early tone in discussing his management of the crisis, which did not initially affect the state on the scale of what New York saw in March and April. That narrative, promoted by some in conservative media and eagerly embraced by DeSantis, is backfiring now.

On the morning DeSantis touted his state's record on coronavirus outside the White House in late May, the National Review's Rich Lowry published a story, featuring an interview with DeSantis, titled, "Where Does Ron DeSantis Go to Get His Apology?" -- a piece that jabbed at skeptical reporters and the governor's liberal critics.

"DeSantis and his team have followed the science closely from the beginning, which is why they forged a nuanced approach," Lowry wrote, "but one that focused like a laser on the most vulnerable population, those in nursing homes."

But now, two months later, patients and residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are increasingly feeling the brunt of the virus. The Ocoee Health Care Center Long Term Care & Rehabilitation, near Orlando, confirmed to CNN on Sunday that 66 of its residents have tested positive for the virus, with a third of them now hospitalized, while 30 staff members are also infected.

As of Saturday, 46% of all COVID-19 related deaths in Florida have been linked to long-term care facilities, according to the state Department of Health. 

👺  His Mis-Steps

Washington (CNN)  4/29   The Florida Department of Health intervened to keep a tally of COVID-19 deaths kept by Florida’s 22 medical examiners from being released publicly, the Tampa Bay Times reported and he’s trying again to hide the real numbers. 

The Times said the list from the medical examiners had previously been released in real time, but, after the newspaper reported that the tally was 10% higher than the health department's tally, state officials directed that the list be reviewed and potentially redacted. The pause in reporting, the Times said, has been occurring for nine days. 

The Florida Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday night they are following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that they had "spoken with counsel for Medical Examiners to explain concerns on disclosing personal identifiable information."

The report comes as Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis contemplated how Florida will begin to reopen amid the pandemic. Which as the facts shown, we are not proud to announce we are the lead COVID-19 epic center in the US.

Great job, you fake acolyte phony bastard.   The governor on Monday noted the central role data related to the pandemic would play in the reopening efforts, saying the return to normal would be “methodical, slow and data driven.” At a White House meeting the following day he said the first steps toward reopening would likely resemble the state’s current status.

👺  Florida Current Status - Totally F*cked Up
The Florida Department of Health said Wednesday “ reporting deaths by residency is the appropriate method utilized to calculate disease rates, which allow for a more accurate analysis of disease impacts on populations through the incorporation of demographic data — a critical aspect of public health planning.”  We at the Gremkin-Frugal Institute merely state that DEAD is DEAD and not reversible, it’s that simple.

👺  The Super Bowl - Spring Break - Athletic Events - The Beaches
Our beloved Florida leader Desantis was bragging after attending the WhiteHouse Douchbag Convention and probable putting in his application for cabinet position or possibly running with T-RUMP as a new VP because the other VP Mike Pence is causing people to Vomit after being exposed to such ass-kissing sycophanting. 

Ron’s telling the people who live here how well Florida did even though he was asleep at the switch in saying how little damage was done by all these visitors during these events that no distance, mask or closures, and processes were in place.  Is this guy dumb or just stupid?  Pat yourself on the back Ron.  But 90% of those folks were not from Florida and when they went home took back little reminders called spores to their states.

Why call him MINI-ME because T-RUMP the frickin idiot did shut down the airlines and ships from China on the West Coast but did not stop the virus from Spain, Portugal, and Italy plus entry for hose who came from Europe who had been in China,  others which generally enter New York Washington and Florida as Points of Entry and thus killed far more.

Does he think we are stupid and didn’t realize that,  and that how New York became the epicenter in the US, a simple clusterf*ck by the biggest clusterf*cker of all…DJT   Simpleton, idiots, morons in office are like a cult of idiocy, they are most comfortable when surrounded by other simpletons, idiots and morons. 

👺  St Petersburg, Fl (Ap) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been walking a tightrope for weeks during the coronavirus crisis, trying to protect both residents vulnerable to the virus and the cratering economy in a state of 21 million people.

His dilemma is a clear example of the conundrum facing the president of the US and governors nationwide: His State has  an enormous  ELDERLY HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE  population — a large percentage of whom are cloistered in popular areas on the East and West coasts and particularly vulnerable to the virus — and a thriving economy whose collapse since it is tourist based could result in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.  

Note: The unemployment website is a joke… someone compared it to a prostitute, more down than up.

The success or failure of the Republican governor’s decisions have had major consequences for the national economic recovery, not to mention the presidential election. No state is more central to President Donald Trump’s reelection.

When first elected many of the programs in schooling went well and he gained support from booth sides of the congress and population. Thought he was doing a good job till he contracted Crainial-Rectal Dyslexia, the dreaded T-RUMP Syndrome of Stupid decisions based on personal glory and survival and not for the people.  Basically many are calling for a one term Governor and if T-RUMP loses  (20,000 to 60,000) dead Americans are a good reason, he will fall too.

👺  He Is Working For T-RUMP And Not The People… 

Critics say DeSantis is relying too heavily on how his actions could reflect on the president — or affect his relationship with Trump. “I don’t think Ron DeSantis makes decisions without consulting with the president, or those close to the president,” said State Rep. Anna Eskamani, a Democrat from Orlando.  Some suspect he has been banging heads with Pence who already has his head up T-RUMPS ass.

Like Trump, DeSantis has been resistant to impose a statewide shutdown as New York, California and Illinois have done. Instead, the governor — in his second year in office — has pushed an incremental approach, suggesting that restrictive measures be put in place only in the hardest-hit counties. 

👺  His Indecision Makes Him As Guilty As T-Rump Of 138,000 Deaths To Date…
DeSantis’ most controversial decision came this week, when he issued an executive order requiring anyone coming into Florida from the greater New York area — which has seen the nation’s biggest virus spike — to self-isolate for 14 days. Florida officials have said people in the state who’ve contracted the virus recently traveled elsewhere or had contact with others who had. 

The ties between Florida and New York run deep. New Yorkers are the biggest source of new Floridians. In 2018, the most recent year for which numbers are available, more than 63,000 New Yorkers migrated to the Sunshine State, close to double the residents of the next closest state, neighboring Georgia. On Tuesday, the federal government implemented the same order nationwide for those traveling from the greater New York City area. 

👺  Lies A Dime A Dozen…

👺  A month into an international pandemic, the leader of the nation’s third-largest state has confounded with conflicting orders.    DeSantis has made erroneous claims — like on Thursday when he suggested no one under the age of 25 has died from the coronavirus in the United States. 

👺  He has pushed unproven medical cures while dismissing advice from health experts. He has shared wrong information, potentially affecting millions of people, that went uncorrected for hours.

👺  Unlike other governors, DeSantis doesn’t hold regular public briefings. He has ceded the biggest decisions, like whether to close beaches, to city and county officials, yet he hasn’t talked to many of them. Early on, he clashed with federal officials over whether Florida had community spread of the virus.

👺  He did nothing when millions came to Miami Dade for the Super Bowl  and that sent 100,000 potential spreaders back to their states.

👺  He did nothing to curb the “ Spring Break” crowds congregating on all the states beaches violating the safe distance rules and fifty of them when arrived back in New York were tested and contagious and spreading the virus. He was more than a week too late.  then the local boaters cause problem number two…

👺  Number two… He never shut down the outer-barrier islands and left them vulnerable to boaters who came by the thousands and again caused spreading of the disease as they did not observe any rules at all.  THUS Hillsboro county and Pinellas County, lots of boats are three and four in the state in number of those that are sick and dying.

👺  DeSantis’ uneven response has made him an outlier among his counterparts across the country. The approval ratings of most governors have soared during the crisis. DeSantis, one of America’s most popular governors a few months ago, has seen his support plummet. One poll found him the third-worst rated governor at handling the coronavirus in the country.

👺  The crisis has revived memories of DeSantis in the weeks following his 2018 victory in the Republican primary. Then just a congressional back-bencher carried to victory almost solely behind the endorsement of President Donald Trump, DeSantis’ wobbly campaign appeared in trouble before getting rescued by experienced political advisers.

👺  The governor has taken some statewide measures, closing parks, bars and gyms; restricting visitations to nursing homes; and limiting restaurants to takeout and delivery. He also eventually decided to close beaches in two South Florida counties. Still, he’s left many decisions to counties and cities, an approach that has garnered praise, confusion and derision. 

👺  DeSantis’ directives include:  On March 9, his Department of Health issued a sweeping advisory that anybody traveling from abroad must self-isolate for 14 days. The department later clarified that it only applies to people from coronavirus-affected countries.

👺  On March 12, DeSantis said “mass gatherings” in the state were canceled, but he didn’t define how many people made up a “mass gathering.”

👺  None of his orders have been more confusing than his most important one: the April 1 directive to effectively shut down the state.  Though he lagged days behind 33 states, DeSantis’ order appeared rushed, coming soon after the White House urged 30 more days of social distancing. The directive seemed to say that senior citizens and seriously ill people couldn’t leave their homes at all. It took two days for DeSantis’ office to clarify that this wasn’t the case.

👺  Nor did the order spell out which “essential” services could remain open. Instead, officials, businesses and residents have been forced to decipher 29 pages of guidelines tacked onto the order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Miami-Dade County.

👺  Five hours later, DeSantis quietly signed a second executive order that appeared to override restrictions local governments had put in place to halt the spread of the coronavirus.  Cities have applied the orders unevenly across the state, not knowing whether to believe the words on the page or the ones coming out of the governor’s mouth.  “People are having such a hard time with this,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gaultier  One of the best sheriffs in the country  said this week. “People are looking for a list of what is nonessential in the governor’s order. It does not exist.”

👺  Some city officials are marching ahead, no longer waiting for direction from DeSantis.  “We’re just not spending a lot of time on trying to pick that apart and decipher it,” Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said.   Meanwhile, local leaders can’t get the governor on the phone. 

👺  DeSantis hasn’t talked to Kriseman or Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer either, they said. DeSantis is participating in regular conference calls that Vice President Mike Pence holds with governors across the country, but he hasn’t done the same with Florida mayors.

👺  ” Sen. Rick Scott, a fellow Republican, called the lack of information coming from DeSantis’ administration “alarming” during a March 7 interview. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, also a Republican, said March 12 on Twitter he was “disappointed” that he learned of his city’s first positive coronavirus test from the news, not the state Department of Health that DeSantis oversees.  “Transparency & Communication is the way forward for our citizens,” Curry tweeted.


👺  Bad Drugs - Important Side Bar - Dangerous Move…
Ron DeSantis noted for Stupid Moves and T-RUMP Following like a trail of Horseshit after a parade, instead of questioning uncertified Drug Use dedicated most of a news conference to his efforts to secure shipments of the drug Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug that T-RUMP often touts as a COVID-19 remedy despite unproven findings. 

That same day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed from its website guidance telling doctors how to prescribe and treat COVID-19 patients with the untested drug not approved and dangerous to some patients especially with cardiac conditions.  

EDITORS OPINION:  He is not up to the job, no balls, in Florida Redneck slang “  as useless as teats on a Boar Hog”  he is certified as a TRUMPETEER a member of the ass-kissing clone organization and vying for a WhiteHouse Position 

ON ANOTHER NOTE BUT RELATED -  Florida is spending up to $110 million to back up its failed unemployment website, more asleep at the switch and not knowing whats the “ F” is going on

👺  Florida Evangelicals Try Thinking For A Change… Quick Cognitive Test

 This Could Be A New Experience For You…  Yes or No

  1. T-Rump Is T-RUMP Republican
  2. Ron DeSantis is a Republican
  3. Republicans  Control The White House
  4. Republicans Control The US Senate
  5. Republicans control the Bills thru McConnell
  6. Republicans In Florida Chair most Committees
  7. The Republicans Control The House 
  8. The Republicans Control the Senate In Florida
  9.  But you are taught to believe or told that all that goes wrong is the fault of the Democrats, The Dark Side, the Conspiracies…“The Establishment” And The Democrats Are Mismanaging This”… 
  10. Last Question : If the Republicans control everything how can the Democrats mess things up?

Correct Answer:  This the new generation of Evangelical or GOP Nationalism and it thrives in the minds of the stupid and ignorant.  Normal people weigh and balance truth, cult Evangelicals and GOP basement thinkers cannot reconcile truth and make stupid choices or are you simply that friggen stupid beyond belief?   Just like Germany was in WWII… Loyal to the Fuehrer even though he was the beginning and the end of evil



👺  DeSantis Plays With Death…People came faster to COVID-19 than a flock of seagulls chasing a french fry when Florida beaches began reopening as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave municipalities the go-ahead to reopen during a news conference Friday – if it can be done safely, while observing social distancing guidelines. A day earlier, President Donald Trump rolled out a three-phase approach for reopening the nation.

With the governor’s green light, north Florida beaches were among the first to allow people to return since being closed down by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced that Duval County beaches would reopen Friday afternoon with restricted hours, and could be used only for walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running, swimming, taking care of pets and surfing.  Visit Florida lists beaches by county in Florida and their status: closed, restricted or otherwise.

We Are Number Two Aiming At One In The Nation Thanks To Desantis

The Covid-19 Epicenter King




( What does Florida ThinkEXCERPTS FROM TWEETSsome cleaned up )

  • If you are from Florida you are not allowed to leave Florida till we find a vaccine.  GOOD IDEA
  • I am all for letting T-RUMP supporters, mask haters, Evangelicals, racists and Nazi’s congregate, protest, rally and hug the sh*t out of each other and with luck all around the GOP Convention in Jacksonville. Thats a start…
  • Only under pressure, DeSantis releases names of elder care homes with COVID-19 cases
  • T-RUMPS puppy DeSantis should do a conga line down to the Southern White House where they can meet and hug T-RUMP the Liberator and his family. Trump’s kids & grandkids included. Avoid another generation of T-RUMPS. 
  • How about Donald T-RUMP Liberate Mar-a-Lago! He could do a grand reopening surrounded by close friends. 
  • In 1918 Philadelphia ended quarantine from Spanish Flu early and had a parade to boost morale.  Within days all hospital beds in the city was filled and in short order more than 4,500 people died.
  • Previous Americans weathered Depressions and World Wars our pampered baby boomers can't even weather staying home for the good of the nation.
  • I’m grateful if they ( no maskers) want to be the canary in the coal mines. If they start dropping like flies we'll know it's not safe yet. 
  • Natural selection is wild and sometimes death is the result, both good and bad, hopefully more Trumpets will die
  • It might be easy to point & laugh at how stupid Florida is. But please think about those of us who just happen to live here, have been trying our best and are getting dragged along by idiots. That spike you’ll see in a couple weeks might include me or one of my loved ones
  • ‘Very, Very Scary’: Officials Dumbfounded as Florida Beaches Reopen, 3 Days After Death Spike 
  • “This move is so dumb that I had to make sure it wasn’t fake news,” a city commissioner tweeted
  • I understand the desire to not be caged.  I also understand the desire not to suffocate on my own phlegm.
  • Let the MAGA people do whatever they want, that’s a good way to turn Florida blue 
  • I say let all the “  Make America Great Again”  people gather and party like it’s 1999, go to beaches, church, T-RUMP rallies etc.  it will be MAGA Genocide, that’s one way to clean house of the Republicans, if they aren’t alive to vote they can’t harm us anymore.
  • Florida man……reopens the beaches, 14 days into a 27 day “stay at home” order.  Frickin idiot
  • I live in Florida, I used to spend my weekends at the beach, I don’t even remember what that was like, I am not one of those morons.  Severe sunburns almost killed me once

👺  More Quotes From The #FloridaMoron Club

  • Hey, not all of us here are in the  #FloridaMoron Club.  I and my SW Fla. neighbors continue to social distance and stay safe.  Numbers in area hospitals are still alarming, and no trips to Jacksonville are planned anytime soon!
  • Let them congregate as long as they all stay with each other and nowhere near the rest of us . Then let nature do its job, not just Florida, These idiots think they are smarter than the heath professionals. We’ll have another outbreak and get of some more people who did not listen this time. Never think you will win with mother nature…
  • I love Florida, especially the Keys, but I say this sincerely: . Aerial snapshots of people flocking to a reopened Florida beach made waves on the Internet 
  • The FloridaMoron ( Our Governor) opens the beaches, meanwhile the Pentagon extends troop travel band.
  • Could it be that DeSantis is really THAT stupid? Does he think this will only kill liberals? Because most liberals are staying the F*ck home so we can vote  T-RUMP OUT in NOV!
  • I understand the push to get back to work. We all have bills to pay. Problem: Dead don’t pay bills…
  • I don’t remotely get the rush to the beaches in some sort of childish own-the-libs hissy fit.  
  • And the  FloridaMoron will flood Publix and share what they carry to essential workers which have been working so hard for their families and everyone who needs food! These are bunch of selfish morons. 
  • The essential workers wish they could stay home. They do!
  • A friendly reminder that not everyone in Florida is a complete idiot and that some of us actually give a damn about other people.  Thank You for your courage! It’s appreciated!
  •  The Florida Morons are morons that moved here from other states that if not four the fact they moved South, would be standing w/other morons protesting in other *states*.   GOOD POINT
  • I thought when I saw  the Florida Moron trending, the idiot governor was now allowing mass public orgies.  It amazes me that so many right wingers are trying to lead their lambs to the T-RUMP Virus Slaughter.
  • Hey RON DE TRUMPIS — Now the rest of the country does not want your Florida Citizens in our States!  Sound familiar Dumb Sh*t?
  • You and your Daddy T-RUMP are big time fools and should be voted out of office after y’all’s first terms!
  • Public demonstrators for #Liberate movement should be required to wear permanent wristband with message if infected: do not intubate or ventilate.
  • Life’s a beach—then you die.
  • Nothing says free-dumb like a bunch of the Florida Moron’s walking around the beach listening to a  Florida Moron Governor.

👺  THE T-RUMP CLONE  ( Many Contributors to CNN Origin)
Also known throughout the Southeast Coast as the mini T-Rump Clone… and he and Pence are as close as T-RUMPS Hemorrhoids to T-RUMP.    The horrific and incompetent handling of the spread of COVID-19 in Florida has finally exposed Governor Ron DeSantis for what he is: an extremist ideologue who is also not very good at his job.  Since his narrow election in 2018, DeSantis has enjoyed high approval ratings and the perception of being a moderate Republican governor. Of course, for anyone paying close attention to this positive sounding schmuck,  this was nonsense.

From the very beginning of his ascent to the Florida governorship, DeSantis ran as a Trump acolyte. He received his endorsement after repeated appearances on Fox News in which he defended Trump against any sort of criticism. The pandering to Trump’s base was so on the nose during the election that DeSantis released a cringeworthy as in which he teaches his toddlers how to build a wall, reads them Trump’s The Art of the Deal, and dresses them in MAGA clothes.

His platform while running was extremely right wing.  Opposing common sense gun policies that would prevent tragedies like the Parkland shooting, criminalizing undocumented immigrant families, supporting for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers, and opposition to any sort of meaningful regulations for industries that are destroying our environment were staples of his campaign.

Upon taking office, DeSantis pursued his hardline right wing agenda. He rammed through the Florida Legislature a bill to criminalize immigrants at the behest of President Trump. He signed a bill restricting some Floridians who paid their debts to society from getting their right to vote back under Amendment 4. He supported arming teachers in our classrooms and defunding our public schools. He started a “presidential protection fund” to “protect” Trump from impeachment.

You read that right, the state of Florida is acting like dictatorships of the past in refusing to provide accurate information that will allow public health experts to make informed decisions that will impact the wellbeing of our communities.

It’s the abysmal handling of unemployment benefits for those who are suffering through this crisis that has catapulted DeSantis to national disgrace. There seems to be an endless amount of stories from people struggling with the state’s unemployment system, which was set up for failure by DeSantis’ Republican predecessor Rick Scott.

From March 15 up until last week, 1,829,812 unemployment claims had been submitted and 1,115,023 of those were “confirmed unique claims.” The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO) announced last week that only 481,497 claims have been processed. The rest are stuck trying to get any sort of response from the state.

DeSantis continues to show a lack of leadership through this crisis.  Each move he makes depends on what stupidity comes from the Fuehrer Herr Donald

He deflects responsibility on the messy handling of unemployment claims by saying that it’s the fault of applicants submitting wrongful information while overlooking that there is no option to edit an application or way of connecting with FLDEO. He shows up at press conferences and struggles to put on a face mask. He declared professional wrestling an essential business for some bizarre reason. He failed to close Florida’s beaches at the outbreak of the virus during Spring Break.

Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s faltering response to soaring new coronavirus numbers in his state is descending into acrimony, after an accusation his administration is “cooking the books” in an effort to hide the true impact of the devastating pandemic.

The claim from the state’s former leading Covid-19 data scientist comes as Florida smashed its own one-day record for new cases of the disease on Friday with 8,942, after two successive days above 5,000 – by far the highest figures since the pandemic began.

The situation in Florida is part of a widespread surge of infections across broad swathes of the US, especially in states – often run by Republicans – which have rushed to reopen their economies.

So far this month, Florida has seen confirmed cases more than double from 56,000 to above 114,000, and set daily records on seven of the last 13 days. Meanwhile, the number of deaths among Florida residents has climbed to almost 3,400.

Rebekah Jones, who says she was fired from her job in charge of the state’s official Covid-19 database in May for refusing to manipulate its figures, claimed on social media to have evidence that employees at Florida’s department of health “have been instructed this week to change the numbers and begin slowly deleting deaths and cases so it looks like Florida is improving next week in the lead-up to July 4, like they’ve ‘made it over the hump’.”

“They’re only reporting all these cases now so they can restrict reporting next week to make everyone think it’s over,” she said.

DeSantis, a Donald Trump loyalist who has refused to slow Florida’s reopening or implement a statewide mask mandate, angrily dismissed the claim, calling a reporter from the Miami Herald who asked him about it“embarrassing”.

“You guys have been on the conspiracy bandwagon for months,” he snapped at a press conference on Thursday, without addressing the specifics of Jones’s assertion. “You need to move on.”

By any standards, it has been a rough week for DeSantis, who is standing firm against mounting pressure from public health officials and even some political allies for tighter measures to counter the virus’s steep resurgence in his state, with its large population of vulnerable elderly retirees.

A month after berating reporters whom he said “waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York,” that scenario has been realized, with New York joining New Jersey and Connecticut this week in ordering visitors from Florida – among other badly affected states – to quarantine.

Hospital systems around Florida are reporting steep drops in the availability in intensive care and other beds, even as the department of health changes how it records such figures.

Perhaps more wounding is veiled criticism from fellow elected Republicans.  While DeSantis resists calls for a statewide mandate on masks, municipalities including Miami have enacted the requirement; Miami’s mayor Francis Suarez is proposing $250 fines for those who refuse.

He is one f*cked up Governor…


👺  CDC Will Not Revise Guidelines For Schools Reopening
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that the guidelines for reopening schools will not be revised, but additional reference documents will be provided.

“Our guidelines are our guidelines, but we are going to provide additional reference documents to aid basically communities that are trying to open K-through-12s,” Redfield said on Good Morning America Thursday. “It’s not a revision of the guidelines; it’s just to provide additional information to help schools be able to use the guidance we put forward.”

In response to comments about the guidelines being too tough or impractical, Redfield said this depends on how the guidelines are put together.  “Right now, we’re continuing to work with the local jurisdictions to how they want to take the portfolio of guidance that we’ve given to make them practical for their schools to reopen,” he said.

Red field described the guidelines as “intentionally non-prescriptive,” and said that the range of guidelines given were to offer schools the option of what will work best for them.  Redfield said the CDC would work with any local jurisdiction on how best to use the guidelines to reopen their schools in the safest way, and that it would “personally sadden” him if people were to use the guidelines and concerns about them as a reason to stay closed.

“It’s a critical public health initiative right now to get these schools reopened and to do it safely,” Redfield said.

Some context: Redfield’s comments come a day after President Trump tweeted Wednesday that he disagreed with CDC guidelines for safely reopening schools because they are "very tough" and "expensive."  During a press briefing a few hours later, Vice President Mike Pence said the CDC would issue new guidance on reopening schools next week. Both he and the CDC's director said the agency's recommendations should not be viewed as a barrier to returning children to classrooms.

The truth about Trump’s call to reopen schools is difficult to explain because our leader as screwed up as he is with his fake paid off credentials and assisted by Betsy DeVos, another complete waste and friggen idiot without any school credentials, accreditations,  or degrees but she married rich…Birds of a feather.

This story is about Crainial-Rectal Dyslexia, AKA “ hit for Brains Syndrome” so prevalent in Florida because we have politicians voted into office by facial recognition, lies and name association.  It might as CNN said going to make your head hurt. Because while there are no easy answers with regard to how to get schools open, there are very clearly some wrong ones.

👺  T-Rumps Scam To Get Re-Elected But At The Cost of Children and Teachers

👺  T-RUMP has refused to sign an executive order requiring people wear masks in public which he could very easily do. But he is now demanding that US schools open in the fall which he almost surely cannot do.

👺  His words, however, do have effects. After Trump’s tweet Monday that,  “ SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL,” the Florida Department of Education announced Tuesday that it would require schools to open for five days a week for all students in the fall.   Those folks are called TRUMPET-Teers

👺  Set aside for just one second that Florida is one of the full-on epicenters of COVID-19, if not the biggest…

👺  Its promised contact tracing to isolate people with the virus is bullsh*t by our Governor and does not appear to exist and hospitals in some places there are at capacity.

👺  The schools mess is a complete crisis. And completely unfixable as opening schools is certainly a welcome goal for working parents.

👺  Texas, another hot spot whose governor is a key Trump ally, announced later on Tuesday that it would offer all parents the option of remote learning – and would require masks in schools.

👺  The Florida order -- which calls for all schools to open brick-and-mortar facilities five days a week for all students and for districts to submit detailed reopening plans -- is full of caveats and exceptions.

igned by state education commissioner Richard Corcoran:   ( we’ll hang his ass later)

All schools open. Upon reopening in August, all school boards and charter school governing boards must open brick and mortar schools at least five days per week for all students, subject to advice and orders of the Florida Department of Health, local departments of health, Executive Order 20-149 and subsequent executive orders. 

Absent these directives, the day-to-day decision to open or close a school must always rest locally with the board or executive most closely associated with a school, the superintendent or school board in the case of a district-run school, the charter governing board in the case of a public charter school or the private school principal, director or governing board in the case of a nonpublic school.

"It is up to each individual school district how it reopens in the fall and we will submit a plan to FLDOE. We will continue to follow the advice of our public health and medical experts as to how and when it is safe for our @browardschools community to return to school.”   Sounds like a definite "maybe."

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who appeared on CNN on Tuesday to talk about the order and the need for districts to have flexibility.   He said he could comply with the order to open schools while not actually bringing kids to school every day:  "We have innovative models, models where students do not need to come to school for education," Carvalho said. "In the last quarter we demonstrated how effective they can be, continuous remote education without necessarily forcing all students into the same building at the same time."

He said their internal surveys suggests 30% of parents might actually choose remote learning in the current environment. That doesn't sound too far off many of the plans other school districts in other states have been considering.
Later, Carvalho said definitively that the current situation must change before kids return to class. "I will not reopen our school system August 24th if the conditions are what they are today," he said.

👺  Leave It To The Locals

Despite the President’s activist stance, these are largely local decisions, as Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy Homeland Security secretary and former Virginia attorney general, noted Tuesday on CNN.   "The federal government can't order schools to do A, B or C," he said. "Certainly, the President is seeking the maximum reopening we can get not just of schools, but of the economy."

New CDC guidance for school districts is expected next week, according to Vice President Mike Pence, although we should point out that states at Trump's prodding didn't follow CDC guidelines for opening up. And now cases of COVID-19 are resorting to epidemic proportions.   Never listen to Pence, he’s so wrong 124% of the time, he could f*ck up a Gatorade stand in the middle of the Sahara. 

There Are Issues…  We haven’t even addressed a number of key issues, like: 

TRANSPORTATION ISSUES  — Can old buses be crammed full of kids?

TEACHERS  —AND ASSISTANTS  —  Kids might be less likely to get sick, but teachers are not kids. Their unions have already had plenty to say about safety for adults who work in school buildings, including temps, support staff, mentors, custodial workers, food staff, and other related expanded custodial staff.

AFTER CARE  —  Assuming  school days are truncated or staggered, that’s not going to help parents get back to work full time. The care that local governments provide in addition to school can be just as important to parents. 

WHO’S GOING TO PAY?   —  We’ll come back to this in the future but it's not at all clear how States and Districts are going to pay for personal protective equipment and infrastructure changes they'll need. Congress has already allocated more than $13 billion for school districts, but much more will be necessary.   

ATCH 05-07-2020