In a dramatic twist, Volusia Democrats resolved a disputed Dec. 8, 2020, Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee election, with Jewel Dickson reclaiming the chair seat from 29 year-old Richard Thripp.
As a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic, the December party election was conducted in a Zoom videoconferencing meeting, and technical problems left some voting Democratic precinct committee members unable to cast ballots that night.
12 ballots were later allowed to be cast provisionally but were then discounted by Thripp.
Ahead of a scheduled vote before the Florida Democratic Party Judicial Council in January, both sides agreed those 12 provisional ballots should have been tallied. (according to documents provided to The News-Journal)
62 Democratic precinct captains — largely supportive of Thripp — had submitted oaths that were invalid. The oaths had been notarized online by a notary who was not authorized to do so.
On Facebook, some posts made reference to going backward and sticking with a status quo that has seen Volusia Republicans overtake Democrats in registrants in recent years while sweeping the 2020 legislative races.
“I'm furious,” said Travis Henville, former communications director for Volusia Young Democrats. “The old guard wasted six months of all of our time in an attempt to cling to power (after presiding over a decade's worth of increasingly extreme Democratic losses) and prevailed on a technicality .. no one I know thinks some minuscule notarization oversight justifies overturningthe result.”
Henville said some Volusia progressives are considering reviving the Daytona Beach chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
The three top threats to the United States are: (1) The corrupt United States Intelligence Community, (2) Big Tech’s ideological manipulation of information, and (3) corporate U.S. media as a propaganda tool; in that order. There are other big issues, but those three create the ripple effect that is destroying our Constitutional Republic.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discusses a variety of current events, issues of importance and his positions. However, the primary focus of this interview is the #2 threat from Big Tech .. and what DeSantis is doing in Florida to confront the dangers of ideological manipulation, censorship and deplatforming.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation Tuesday banning critical race theory from being taught and promoted in government agencies, schools, or state-funded universities.
“Critical Race Theory is about labels and stereotypes, not education. It teaches kids that we should judge others based on race, gender or sexual identity, rather than the content of someone’s character,” Reynolds said in a statement, according to theDes Moines Register. “I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination.”
Keith Flaugh of Florida Citizens Alliance spoke with The Republican Club of SE Volusia on June 10th about his group's ongoing fight to clean up the curriculum in Florida schools, banning Critical Race Theory and getting rid of content that borders on pornography. His group is also helping promote Hope Scholarships and Parental Choice on schools.
Sen. Tom Cotton: The United States should start punishing China
“China’s chances of ever conceding that they’re responsible for this virus is zero. But that new report from theLawrence Livermore Lab just confirms what I’ve been saying from the very beginning, just use your common sense. This virus emerged in a city larger than New York, just a few blocks down the road from the lab where they research these viruses.
Every bit of evidence we have points to those labs. And it’s past time to hold China accountable for their negligence and their deceitfulness in unleashing this plague on the world. There [are] lots of things we could do.
We could revoke their permanent most-favored-nation status, a bad mistake that we made twenty years ago. We could team up with our allies and take back the very favorable financing terms they get from international financial institutions like the World Bank. We could take away visas from Chinese Communist Party members and their kids so they can’t send their kids to American schools anymore. There’s no end to the things we can do to make China pay for unleashing this plague and we should start right now.”
“No single entity exercises a more pervasive, nefarious influence across a wide range of American industries and institutions than the Communist Party of China.”
With the phrase“Stop CCP Influence” displayed in bold letters across his podium, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed two bills to thwart foreign meddling in Florida’s government and education system. The bills (HB 1523) and (HB 7017) are primarily aimed at China. (HB 1523) creates the crime of “trafficking in trade secrets” and enhances criminal penalties if the secrets are stolen and provided to a foreign government. (HB 7017) aims to curb foreign influence in the state’s academic research institutions.
“If you’re somebody that will light your hair on fire because Georgia is requiring voter ID .. but yet you’re lining your pocket with money from China and not a peep about the slave labor that’s going on over there .. you my friend are a hypocrite.”
Academia, he explained, is “permeated” with influence, detailing how researchers are getting indicted at major institutions “for being in cahoots with the Chinese government.” The corporate media and entertainment industry are no better, he continued.
“You look at corporate media and entertainment industry in this country. They are in the pocket of the Communist Party of China. I mean, if Hollywood comes up with a movie the CCP doesn’t like, they get censored,” he said, adding that the corporate media assisted in suppressing the truth about the lab leak theory. He also noted the deep financial ties the corporate media have to the CCP.
Big Tech, DeSantis continued, also runs interference for CCP, while celebrities and athletes continue to “virtue-signal” for things in the U.S., yet almost all of them fail to do the same for the atrocities the CCP commits.
“Enough is enough. We’ve got to start fighting back.”
President Donald Trump delivered a blistering attack on Joe Biden's record and cancel culture, vowing to fight aggressively in 2022 and beyond against the "disgrace" of left-wing radicalism gripping the country.
The Boss tees up fight for 2022 and beyond
At the Saturday convention, Trump slammed the Biden administration’s policies several months into the Democrat’s administration, linking it to much-maligned "critical race theory" and socialism. "It’s a disgrace, what’s happening to our country."
"Our border is wide open, illegal immigration is skyrocketing at a level we’ve never seen before. Drugs are pouring in, gas prices are soaring, our industries are being pillaged by foreign cyber attacks," Trump said in a rousing speech.
Trump slammed U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, who is currently advising the White House on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci held that role in the Trump administration last year but ultimately had a falling-out with Trump as the pandemic wore on. Trump claimed Fauci was "not a great doctor, but a great promoter. He’s been wrong on almost every issue."
D-Day veterans, front row, stand on stage during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings
In this June 6, 1944, file photo, members of an American landing unit help their comrades ashore during the Normandy invasion. The men reached the zone code-named Utah Beach, near Sainte- Mere-Eglise, on a life raft after their landing craft was hit and sunk by German coastal defenses.
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The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 as the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery site, at the north end of its half mile access road, covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of more than 9,380 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations.
Back when it was still a respectable news network, CBS produced a great 1964 documentary:
Royal Caribbean International will no longer require any of its cruise passengers to be vaccinatedfor COVID-19 as it had previously planned to. In a press release Friday announcing cruises for sale on eight of its ships from U.S. ports this summer, starting with Freedom of the Seas from Port Miami on July 2, the company said it will recommend passengers get the COVID-19 vaccine, but not require it.
The announcement is a reversal from previous statementsand vaccine protocols the company submitted to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month that said it would require all passengers at least 18 years old and older to be vaccinated. The about-face is an apparent submission to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has insisted that there will be no exception made for cruise companies to a newly passed Florida law that fines companies $5,000each timethey ask a patron to provide proof of vaccination.
"We are going to enforce Florida law. We have laws that protect the people and the privacy of our citizens and we are going to enforce it." ... DeSantis told reporters
.. Gov. Ron DeSantis hosted a press conference Friday in Ponte Vedra Beach to sign three bills into law that are designed primarily to support active- duty military personnel, veterans and their families. All three have received support from prominent veteran leaders in Northeast Florida.
“Enhanced veterans preference opportunities expands our ability to attract and retain top talent as another way to ensure Florida remains the most military and veterans friendly state in the nation,” DeSantis said
Projecting the state's spending plans during the pandemic initially looked like "really, really big disaster for Florida," DeSantis said. "We were obviously concerned about it, but as we got into the summer (of 2020), we were open. I remember a lot of people were trying to tell me to close restaurants like this one, so we didn't do it. We kept businesses open, we got kids in school, we did all those things and the result was our economy really started to rebound."
Sen. Tom Wright -- The Governor -- Rep. Webster Barnaby
Jeff Gehris, owner of The Garlic, thanked DeSantis for his approach to keeping businesses open. "I have to thank him for the common-sense approach that's happened here with this COVID disaster," Gehris said. "The past three months are the best three months we've had 16 years."
photos by Vic Baker
Record spending, money in reserves
Despite its low tax burden, the state has $9.5 billion in reserves, and will show more after June's revenue is added before the new fiscal year starts on July 1, DeSantis said. "That's gonna mean we have $10 billion in reserve in the state of Florida," he said.
The governor touted K-12 schools spending, including $1,000 bonuses for teachers and school principals, as well as first responders and corrections workers, $10.3 billion for the Florida Department of Transportation's work program and $2.5 billion for mental-health and substance-abuse programs.
"This is one of the best budgets the state's ever done for mental health and mental well-being," DeSantis said. "It's also one of the best budgets we've ever done for protecting Florida's water resources and natural environment." He cited $625 million for Everglades restoration and the protection of water resources, millions more for coastal resiliency grants.
Rep. Tom Leek - VC GOP Chairman Paul Deering - Sen. Tom Wright
“I can tell you this: in Florida, girls are going to play girls’ sports and boys are going to play boys’ sports.”
After signing S.B. 1028, Gov. DeSantis introduced Selina Soule, who spoke about her experience losing to biological males who identify as female:
“In 2017, Connecticut began allowing two male athletes who self-identify as girls to compete in girls’ sports. During all four years of high school, I was forced to compete against them, even though they were bigger, stronger, and faster than me, because they were male,” Soule recounted. “In just three years, these two athletes won 15 women’s championship titles and they set 17 new individual meet records, records which we girls had no hope of breaking.”
“Those two biological males would dominate the field, leaving us girls to compete for third place and beyond. No matter how hard we’d train, and how hard we pushed ourselves, they beat us time and time again. We elite female athletes don’t give up a normal high school experience just for participation trophies. We race to win,” she said.
“This isn’t about self-expression, this is about our right — a woman’s right — to win,” Soule declared. “During my junior year, I was denied the chance to compete at the regional New England championships. I missed advancing to the next level of competition at the 55-meter dash by just two spots, two spots that were taken by biological males,” she recalled.
“It was frustrating, heartbreaking, and demoralizing to be sidelined in my own sport,” Soule said. She said she reviewed the bill DeSantis would sign. “All I can say, on behalf of all female athletes, is, Thank you, governor.”
“Let me say very clearly, in Florida, we’re going to do what’s right"
“We’ll stand up to corporations. They are not going to dictate the policies in this state. We will stand up to groups like the NCAA who think that they should be able to dictate the policies in different states. Not here, not ever.”
“And so we won’t be cowed. We will stand strong,” DeSantis added. He declared that even if the price of defending fairness in women’s sports is “that we lose an event or two, I would choose to protect our girls every day of the week and twice on Sunday.”
There are a few things that the low-testosterone, has-been Republicans like Paul Ryan and his ilk always miss when they warn the party away from Donald Trump. The most obvious, of course, is that this is Trump’s party now and they’re merely C Team periphery players who should be seen and not heard. Much to the chagrin of the Romney/Cheney/Ryan surrender wing of the GOP, Trump remains a major player in Republican politics from Mar-a-Lago. He’s not going to go away, and most Republicans don’t want him to.
Trump is now joining forces with Newt Gingrich, who runs a close second to the former president as the Republican Democrats Most Love to Hate.
One of President Trump’s 2020 campaign pitches was “Promises Made, Promises Kept.” On the campaign trail in 2016, he was pretty specific on key priorities like Supreme Court nominations, border security, the economy, and trade. When he could use the Chief Executive powers, he delivered on more of his promises than any president in my lifetime, even dragging congressional Democrats along when further obstruction would hurt them politically.
Now he has tapped Newt Gingrich to develop a modern version of a very successful idea from the 1990s. Gingrich was the author of the Contract with America, a document that gave congressional Republicans and candidates the message discipline to make their case to the American people. Historians credit this contract with allowing Republicans to retake both chambers of Congress in 1994 for the first time since 1953. Politico reports Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Senator Lindsey Graham are also involved.
The event is on and expected to draw an enormous crowd. Joe Chenelly, the national executive director of AMVETS said the Pentagon’s rejection backfired – "Sunday morning we will be staging at RFK stadium and more bikers are now expected to attend than before."
Memorial Day isa day of remembrance for those who died in service to the United States of America. It was commemorated at first to honor the Union dead of the Civil War and originally proclaimed Decoration Day by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, on May 30, 1868. Finally, by 1967, Decoration Day officially became Memorial Day, according to federal law. There are many great traditions in the military. One of the greatest is a solemn respect for anyone who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy
“The media at the beginning of this said Florida’s bad and I think it’s because they want to damage Trump in Florida, they want to damage me. So, they just kept saying it was bad. And even though the facts didn’t say it, literally last April, they’re saying Florida is doing worse than New York. New York was like 10 times worse.”
And so, people that buy those phony narratives, they probably aren’t coming to Florida. But the people that see through it, they think like us. And so, I a lot of these people are coming. I think they are registering as Republicans overwhelmingly. And I also have come across a lot of people who were Democrats. The lockdowns turned them into Republicans.”
. Rubio is a NO on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA)
“Greater Collusion” with Big Tech companies from Silicon Valley.
“The issue is the monopoly. They are now the gatekeeper for the new public square. It is a concentrated amount of power in the hands of five or six big companies. There are five companies in America—if they decide to get together—if Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter all decide to get together, they can shut you down.
They can shut anyone down. They can shut down the President of the United States. They can shut down anybody. That’s a lot of power concentrated in the hands of unelected, unaccountable individuals to completely cut somebody off from the public square and wipe you out."
Sen. Rubio’s opposition comes as several other Republicans have joined the cause lining up against the bill. In the House, GOP leaderKevin McCarthyand House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) have announced public opposition to the plan. In the Senate, Rubio joinsSen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN),who announced her opposition to the proposal earlier in May.
It also comes as the bill’s chief GOP proponent, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), faces serious criticism inside the Republican Party amid the push for the legislation. Buck, as Breitbart Newsreported earlier in May, took thousands of dollars in donations from lobbyists and special interests pushing the bill, including PACs for companies that stand to benefit from it. A subsequentPolitico investigationfound even more donations to Buck from special interests, totaling more than $50,000.
Ron DeSantis Lands Massive Blow Against Big Tech Oligarchs
The bill, the first of its kind in the nation, was passed by Florida's House 77-38 and the state's Senate 23-17 (viaFLgov.com).
All Floridians treated unfairly by Big Tech platforms will have the right to sue companies that violate this law — and win monetary damages. This reform safeguards the rights of every Floridian by requiring social media companies to be transparent about their content moderation practices and give users proper notice of changes to those policies, which prevents Big Tech bureaucrats from "moving the goalposts" to silence viewpoints they don’t like.
The Attorney General of Florida can bring action against technology companies that violate this law, under Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. If social media platforms are found to have violated antitrust law, they will be restricted from contracting with any public entity. That "antitrust violator" blacklist imposes real consequences for Big Tech oligopolies’ bottom line.
Big Tech is prohibited from de-platforming Floridian political candidates. The Florida Election Commission will impose fines of $250,000 per day on any social media company that de-platforms any candidate for statewide office, and $25,000 per day for de-platforming candidates for non-statewide offices. Any Floridian can block any candidate they don’t want to hear from, and that is a right that belongs to each citizen — it’s not for Big Tech companies to decide.
- The 1776 Commission met in D.C. on Monday May 24th
The statement praises federalism and the primary role of parents in protecting their children from being "taught false narratives or fed hateful lies about our country." Like-minded people should run for school boards, and states and localities should reform their curricula to "teach our true history."
The federal government is seeking to circumvent the Constitution's reservation to the states of unenumerated federal powers (like a power to nationalize educational standards)by incentivizing school districts to adopt its "one-size-fits-all" proposal, which like the Common Core standards is a "blueprint for trivializing and mechanizing learning," the commission said.
The commission is led by Larry Arnn, president of non-taxpayer-funded Hillsdale College, and Carol Swain, a retired law professor at Vanderbilt University. It also includes Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member Peter Kirsanow, historian Victor Davis Hanson and former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
One of the first actions by Joe Biden was to scrap the “1776 Commission,” which was an initiative by President Trump to restore respect for American history. But Donald Trump is not abandoning the fight for America’s freedom and founding principles.
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The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission Mission Statement: "To enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union. This requires a restoration of American education, which can only be grounded on a history of those principles that is accurate, honest, unifying, inspiring, and ennobling".
Apparently, this was too controversial a mission for the progressives who hate America’s founding, the freedom of Americans to live their own lives, and the Constitutionally limited government that restrains them from carrying out their authoritarian agenda.
Now, Donald Trump is bringing the commission back.
“Members of the1776 Commission, which Joe Biden disbanded on his first day in White House, are reportedly set to meet again with a renewed focus on combating the teaching of U.S. history based on the Marxist critical race theory,” the Epoch Timesreported.
In an interview withWashington Examiner, Matthew Spalding, the 1776 Commission's executive director, said that members of the 1776 Commission will convene next week in Washington on the campus of Hillsdale College. One of their topics will be critical race theory, which sees racism in all aspects of American life.
“When we start going about dividing people by groups, by social identities, and especially by identities that deal with race, and we’re starting to make those kinds of divisions .. it’s a departure away from the historic grounding of civil rights in America, which is that we all are equal.”
Nationally, Republicans are warring not just with Democrats, but themselves.
For a local example, look no further than the homepage of the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee website, showing photos of the 35 GOP House members who voted with Democrats to create a commission examining the events of Jan. 6. The pictures are beneath a headline that starts: “Throw them out.”
Divisions have formed within the Volusia GOP itself. The executive committee is severing ties with three of its clubs, including the Republican Club of Daytona, which has been chartered for 66 years. The other two clubs on the outside are the Republican Club of Ormond Beach Area and the Republican Club of West Volusia. So where Republicans had eight active clubs last November, today they only show four.
All clubs must go through a re-certification process every two years. As part of that process, the clubs must obtain the signatures of the Volusia Republican Executive Committee, comprised of Deering, Committeeman Vic Baker and Committeewoman Debbie Phillips. The clubs must agree to follow all federal and state laws as well as the rules of the Republican Party of Florida and the Volusia County REC.
Deering said problems during last year's election — specifically, clubs and club members endorsing some Republicans over others during the primary — led him to ask the clubs to abide by a set of additional regulations. The Daytona, Ormond and West Volusia clubs refused. None of the club presidents returned calls Friday seeking comment.
Deering said he offered to speak directly to each of the clubs about the necessity of the added regulations. “In this case, only one of the clubs allowed me to speak for three minutes to balance the 35 minutes of their presentation,” he said. “They had a predisposition to go that way. We wish them well. They believe the grass is greener, and that's perfectly OK.”
Deering said none of the national political turmoil within the GOP — differences of opinion on whether or not to support a Jan. 6 commission, Rep. Liz Cheney's leadership position and the belief that former President Donald Trump was cheated out of a second term — were factors in the split between the REC and the local clubs. “Most of us believe the election was stolen, and that will come out in time.”
DeSantis advises Republicans: “The way to win is to fight back and not take it anymore.”
“As we look forward to the fights ahead, we cannot, indeed we will not go back to the days of the failed Republican establishment of yesteryear. We are not going to do that.”
The Governor of Florida offered advice to Republicans under attack from the mainstream media and Democrats:
“Don’t seek approval from these people. They don’t like you. They will smear you. They will attack you. The way to win is to fight back and not take it anymore. Don’t let these people set the agenda for our party anymore. Don’t back down”
Regime vs. Regime
"We who swear to uphold the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic owe no allegiance whatever to the oligarchy that now runs this country."
The attempt of America’s ruling class to convict 455 persons of “armed insurrection”—i.e. of waging war against the United States, a species of treason—for protesting insufficient scrutiny of the 2020 election on January 6 in the Capitol, while at the same time it excuses and even cheers the burning and looting of courthouses, police stations, and downtowns all over America, is not the exercise of a “double standard". The people in and out of government who do this are not corrupt.
Instead, acting as part of the regime—the oligarchy—they are replacing the American republic and waging war to crush its remains. The sooner Americans realize that we are being governed by people at war with our Constitution and contemptuous of ourselves, the sooner those people may be treated as the enemies they are.
Today’s Justice Department, acting as part and parcel of the oligarchy that calls itself “our democracy” has pushed partisanship to the point of war by one regime in favor of another. Inevitably, this has created the horrid reality of political prisoners among us—people who are being punished for supporting the republic against the oligarchy.
When regimes war on each other, whose side you are on becomes the practical definition of justice. Having been at the Capitol on January 6, or merely in Washington, D.C., has been enough to earn a SWAT team’s intrusion and trashing of one’s home. Other departments of government including the armed forces, plus any number of corporations, examine social media posts for heterodox views.
Though punishment does not always result, spreading fear always does. Which is the main point.
. Nancy Pelosi took time on Thursday to sing the praises of the 35 Republican members for their support of her and the Democrat agenda. The House speaker spoke highly of the GOP members’ vote which she said shows a solidarity to affirming the legitimacy of the 2020 election. (link)
PRESIDENT TRUMP – “See, 35 wayward Republicans—they just can’t help themselves. We have much better policy and are much better for the Country, but the Democrats stick together, the Republicans don’t. They don’t have the Romney’s, Little Ben Sasse’s, and Cheney’s of the world. Unfortunately, we do. Sometimes there are consequences to being ineffective and weak. The voters understand!” (link)
. Remove Them
These are the 35 House Republicans who voted to support Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat 2022 election strategy. These “DeceptiCons” voted to authorize a January 6th Commission to coordinate with the DOJ timing of fraudulent trials.
This is the target list for primary challenges in 2022.
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"Israel, our most critical ally, is being attacked by Iranian backed terrorists. Launching rockets at Israeli civilians, while hiding behind their own civilians. We’re not going to let a couple of loud progressive left voices stand between us and our Israeli allies.”
. Waltz’s comments only further the ultimatum given to progressives in the House ... either you stand with Israel, or you stand with the terrorists.
They cover up Democrat perfidy and invent Republican scandals. They try to police our language. They condescend to us. They dox innocent citizens. They lie all the time. They carry water for liberal leakers. Yet, we’re supposed to pretend they deserve our respect and deference, that they are courageous heroes battling for truth. Pfffft.
The most active supporters of censorship in our culture are members of the news media itself, bar none.
See, the media hates us and actively sides with our enemies. It’s always amusing how these hacks do not even bother to hide their full-throated collaboration with the people who want us silenced, disenfranchised, and/or dead, yet get all huffy when we refuse to treat them as the neutral truth-tellers they aren’t.
Our contempt for them is a result of their contempt for us. And as individuals and collectively, we should do whatever we lawfully can to hasten the collapse of the mainstream media as an institution. Harsh? Nah. They are a joke. The media is garbage, and we must treat it as such. What can you do to hasten the destruction of the garbage media?
Number one, don’t patronize it. Don’t subscribe to enemy media outlets. Don’t watch them. Give them nothing.
Number two, never help them. When mainstream media outlets call you to get some info, refuse to help. And tell them why – because they suck. And GOP hacks, you need to rethink going on the media that hates us – I get the idea of speaking to the other side to expose them to the truth, but it won’t work.
Number three, support GOP candidates who will cut off the special privileges the garbage media enjoys. The media now wants additional antitrust exemptions and intellectual property protections from Congress to save it from collapse. How about…no?
Number four, mock the media. There is no institution with a more inflated sense of itself than the press. Your refusal to pretend that these oafs deserve respect causes them no end of fussy fury. So, refuse.
ACROSS AMERICA — A growing number of U.S. retailers are no longer requiring fully vaccinated customers to wear masks in stores following new guidance released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of midday Saturday, the following stores have dropped their mask requirements, according to multiple reports:
Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Ohio, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kentucky, Washington, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, North Carolina, Kansas, Colorado and Rhode Island have all announced plans to fall in line with the CDC guidance.
Less than one year ago, the United States entered into The Abraham Accord, a joint statement between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States as a vehicle to address challenges through cooperation and dialogue in a real effort to advance longstanding peace in the region. Shamefully, Hamas is actively working to destroy the foundation of this agreement by turning growing trust into hate. The free world cannot allow that to occur.
Hamas is a terrorist group that is launching rockets onto the civilian population of Israel. The Israeli’s have every right to defend themselves against terrorists such as Hamas. It should not need reminding that Israel is the only democracy and greatest ally to the United States in the Middle East. The RPOF stands in solidarity with our Jewish friends that call Florida home and Israel especially during these deadly days of attacks against the men, women and children of this great nation.
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Millions of Israeli civilians are running to bomb shelters as sirens sound across the country.
"With Hamas having sparked what may be a full-scale war in the Middle East, Trump unabashedly and loudly spoke the truth."
"When I was in office we were known as the Peace Presidency, because Israel’s adversaries knew that the United State stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked. Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies.
America must always stand with Israel and make clear that the Palestinians must end the violence, terror, and rocket attacks, and make clear that the U.S. will always strongly support Israel’s right to defend itself. Unbelievably, Democrats also continue to stand by crazed anti-American Rep. Ilhan Omar, and others, who savagely attack Israel while they are under terrorist assault."
Senator Jason Brodeur, Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, Rep. Tom Leek and Senator Tom Wright
The Volusia GOP is growing. RECVC Chairman Paul Deering administered the oath to 14 newly installed precinct committeemen / committeewomen
Florida Republicans are in the Fray at Every Level
We continue to stand in pursuit of honest, transparent elections that Americans can trust, and we will continue to do so until every option is exhausted and we restore election integrity across the nation.
"We're making sure we're enforcing voter ID.We're also banning ballot harvesting.
We're not gonna let political operatives go and get satchels of votes to dump them in some drop box. We're also prohibiting mass mailing of balloting. We've had absentee voting in Florida for a long time. You request the ballot. You get it. And you mail it in. But to just indiscriminately send them out is not a recipe for success."
"If you look around the country, what happens is, like Portland, these people riot every night. They go, they get their mug shot, and then they get put right back on the street to do it again. That’s what we don’t want.”
He then added that “the minute you harm somebody else, or you harm somebody’s property, you do those types of things, the only way we’re going to put a stop to it is to have very swift penalties for it.”
The Governor pointed out that crime is sparking across the country in areas with lack of support for the police. “There’s a lot of places around this country that have not stood by law enforcement, and the tragedy of it is, you’re seeing a crime spike in certain parts of our country like we haven’t seen in decades,’ he said. “The people that are going to be most affected by that are the most vulnerable members of our society.”