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“It is fascist and authoritarianism when you’re looking at these types of things that are happening,” Democratic Sen. Shevrin Jones, who represents Miami Gardens, said. “I think we need to call it out as it”

Any Christian who subscribes to THE LIES fed to them from THE LIARS at Fox News, are hereby not Christians, and should be replaced – by real Christians! Tucker Carlson and Kevin McCarthy inserted the fatal vile of Anti-Truth serum into the veins of the Republican Party founded by kin, John Fremont. Mitch McConnell declares this a BIG MISTAKE! He is – right on! Wait till he reads this blog, and learns about my FICTIONAL CHARACTERS, Victoria and Starfish, who I get to USE in my bid for the White House – because I declared them PROPAGANDA TOOLS in the New Cold War, that Anti-Lesbian forces in Russia – BEGAN! This is PROOF the Republican Party is dead, and is now a company that publishes – TALL TALES!

The struggle I have had over the literary, political, and religious connotations of the birth of ‘The Royal Janitor’ that is based upon a REAL PERSON, is worth a study – and another book! The only person who is real at Fox, and in the Republican Party – is the head of the Capitol Police who wrote a memo that Mitch has in his hand. I ask Rep. Eric Swalwell, and Rep. Adam Schiff, insert a copy of this statement in the Congressional Records.

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With clips of rioters strolling the halls of the Capitol, Carlson claimed “these were not insurrectionists. These were sightseers,” and said “they’re not destroying the Capitol. They obviously revere the Capitol.”

“Yes they obviously revere the Capitol so much that they queued up neatly to smash those windows,” Colbert deadpanned.

Carlson also argued that the Missouri senator Josh Hawley, lampooned by the January 6 committee for running from the riot that he helped incite, was calmly leaving “at the back of the pack”.

“I stand corrected: Josh Hawley is not just some hypocritical coward. He’s a hypocritical coward who runs slower than 70-year-olds,” Colbert said. “And may I remind you, those people were all running for their lives from what Tucker describes as a meek sightseers.”

Meanwhile, failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate and election denier Kari Lake won a straw poll for Trump’s vice-presidential pick at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference. “She must have been so honored to have Maga voters choose her as the nice vice-president they try to hang,” Colbert joked.

A representative for Lake tweeted: “We’re flattered, but unfortunately our legal team says the constitution won’t allow for her to serve as governor and VP at the same time.”

“That’s a good point – Kari Lake is currently the sitting governor of the state of denial,” Colbert quipped.

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My concern is how it was depicted, which is a different issue. Clearly, the Chief of the Capitol Police in my view correctly describes what most of us witnessed firsthand on January 6,” McConnell said of the segment.

“It was a mistake in my view for Fox News to depict this in a way that is completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at the Capitol thinks,” McConnell continued.

Seth Meyers

On Late Night, Seth Meyers mocked Tucker Carlson’s claim on Fox News that footage “does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress”.

“Yeah, OK, but when you cherry-pick the footage you’re showing, you can prove whatever you want,” Meyers retorted. “I could show you footage from John Wick that proves he’s not violent.”

In response to Carlson, Trump posted on Truth Social to “let the January 6 prisoners go”.

Florida is gearing up to pass tons of new laws over the next two months: ‘It’s the Ron DeSantis show’

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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses supporters at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Sunday, March 5, 2023. Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo© Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo

  • Florida lawmakers are meeting over the next 60 days to pass new legislation.
  • DeSantis has posted his wish list, and he’s expected to get almost everything he wants. 
  • “It’s the Ron DeSantis show,” House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell said. 

Beginning on Tuesday, lawmakers from across the state will meet for their 60-day session, during which they’ll pass a budget and new bills for the governor to sign into law.  

DeSantis has made most of his agenda for Florida public, and he’s expected to get much of what he wants from the GOP-supermajority legislature after winning reelection in Florida by a historic, nearly 20-point margin.

The governor has also made it clear that he isn’t afraid to retaliate against individuals or businesses, from liberal prosecutors to Disney, who publicly disagree with his politics. 

Brewing beneath the surface ahead of Florida’s session is the tacit acknowledgement that the popular governor has the presidency in his sights, meaning a national audience is watching what state lawmakers will do. The new bills are likely to generate numerous national headlines, giving DeSantis the notoriety of a presidential candidate without him having to officially declare. 

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Inside the breakup between former allies Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis as the 2024 election grows closer

  • Trump first mentioned DeSantis on Twitter almost 11 years ago. 
  • His 2018 endorsement helped DeSantis become governor.
  • Fast forward to today, and the two are the most prominent Republicans in America. 

Former President Donald Trump regularly reminds reporters and confidants that he thinks he “made” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. 

It’s a story that most people following politics have heard by now. Back in 2018, when DeSantis was a little-known congressman whose district included St. Augustine, it was Trump’s support that got him elected

But what’s less well known is the more nuanced undercurrents over the years, including how DeSantis, early in his career, frequently sought support from other politicians. When DeSantis was in the Florida governor’s mansion, and Trump was in the White House, the two collaborated on several policies. Once Trump was out, DeSantis more aggressively began burnishing his own brand but still frequently drew comparisons to Trump. 

As the saying goes, the student became the master. 

By the 2022 midterms, DeSantis ran unapologetically on his own record, leaving Trump behind. Should DeSantis choose to run for president in 2024 (and most assume he will, he would need to make the case for why voters should choose him instead of Trump. That’s already starting now that the two are feuding more openly. 

The sparring is one of the biggest stories in politics, and it has all been more than a decade in the making.

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“Unfortunately, it’s the Ron DeSantis show, we all know this,” House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell of Polk County told reporters Monday. “Tallahassee has become of the DeSantis GOP primary campaign.” 

Among other measures, DeSantis wants to bar undocumented immigrants from getting in-state tuition, have supermajority — rather than unanimous — juries decide whether to invoke the death penalty, allow Floridians to carry a firearm without a permit, and ban China from buying Florida farmland and residences. DeSantis also has called for numerous tax cuts, particularly on needed items to help young families, and for measures that would increase price transparency on prescription drugs. 

“You ain’t seen nothing yet,” DeSantis said during a book tour stop in Doral, a city outside Miami, last week. 

“We have an opportunity to tackle more issues in a short period of time than even we were able to do with any of the four years so far,” he said. 

DeSantis hasn’t yet detailed what he wants to see from the legislature on abortion rights or the expansion of a schools law that limits how teachers can talk about gender identity and sexual orientation in classrooms. The governor will be giving his “State of the State” speech Tuesday, the same day Republican leaders are set to address the media about their priorities. 

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Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, a Republican from Naples, has already begun work on an affordable housing bill and expanding wildlife corridors, which protect the environment and its creatures from development. 

“Whether we have a supermajority or not, we treat each other with dignity and respect, and at the end of the day we go home to our constituents and say, ‘This is what I’ve done for you,'” Passidomo said Sunday on WPLG’s “This Week in South Florida.” 

Driskell panned DeSantis’ agenda as “culture war nonsense,” saying that Floridians were more concerned about the rising cost of living in the state. She called DeSantis “the ultimate arbiter of what happens this session.” 

But the governor’s office made it clear that they view the supermajority in the legislature as a mandate to forge ahead with DeSantis’ agenda. Bryan Griffin, DeSantis’ press secretary, told Insider DeSantis wouldn’t be detered by “platitudes from political opponents.” 

“The governor was elected by a 19-point margin to continue his agenda and enact his priorities,” Griffin said. “The Democrats in the Florida legislature would fare better if they listened to the voters of Florida.”

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new book “The Courage To Be Free,” is offered for sale at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, Sunday, March 5, 2023. DeSantis has quietly begun to expand his political coalition on his terms just as he releases his book, which came out February 28. Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo© Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo

DeSantis has a full plate outside legislating 

DeSantis said on “Fox and Friends” last week that he would make a decision about 2024 “once the dust settles” after the legislative session. Most political operatives expect he’ll make a bid official in late May or June, but he is already taking all the steps presidential candidates take when they are working to introduce themselves to voters.

His book, “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Survival,” came out last week and he’s been doing a book tour as well as political appearances in New York and California. On Friday, DeSantis is headed to Iowa, home to the caucuses. 

A DeSantis presidential run would pit him against former President Donald Trump, who helped him win the gubernatorial race in 2018, as well as former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and entrepreneur  Vivek RamaswamyOther Republicans, such as former Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, also are expected to jump into the ring. 

But for now, DeSantis is able to focus his attention on governing Florida. 

“I don’t know who’s gonna end up succeeding me in this office,” the governor said in Doral, “but they are not going to have very much to do because I’m gonna get all the meat off the bone that I can.” 

Florida Democratic lawmakers told reporters on Monday that they thought some disagreements would emerge among Republican lawmakers during the session, but overall appeared resigned to the fact that the legislature would be going along with DeSantis’ agenda. 

“Floridians are going to be left with cleaning up the mess of his political ambitions,” Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book, who represents part of Broward County, said.

Democrats also criticized DeSantis for appointing politically aligned board members to oversee the district where Walt Disney World is located. They warned that he could similarly try to take control of other boards, such as those running high school athletics. 

“It is fascist and authoritarianism when you’re looking at these types of things that are happening,” Democratic Sen. Shevrin Jones, who represents Miami Gardens, said. “I think we need to call it out as it

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After spending the last year attacking LGBTQ people, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) claimed that the state “will not tolerate hatred towards the LGBTQ” community “of any kind” as part of his proclamation on the anniversary of the Pulse shooting.

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 people were injured when a gunman opened fire on the LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando. June 12 has remained Pulse Remembrance Day in the state. DeSantis ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-mast.

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“The state of Florida will not tolerate hatred towards the LGBTQ and Hispanic community of any kind, and together we stand united against terrorism and hate of any kind,” DeSantis’s proclamation for the day reads, calling the shooting “one of the darkest moments in our state’s history.”

DeSantis’s record, though, shows that he doesn’t just tolerate hatred of LGBTQ people but that he is willing to parrot made-up stories designed to make LGBTQ people look like they’re a threat to children and then legislate based on his antipathy towards LGBTQ people.

Earlier this year, DeSantis signed the state’s Don’t Say Gay bill, which bans discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades and requires them to be “developmentally appropriate” in older grades. Instead of defining those terms, the bill allows parents to sue schools if they believe the law was violated. LGBTQ advocates have warned that the bill will make life harder for LGBTQ youth and could increase the suicide rate.

To support the legislation, DeSantis repeatedly told a fake story about a school that forcibly transitioned a child.

“Some people in the school had decided that the daughter was really a boy and not a girl, so they changed the girl’s name to a boy’s name, had her dress like a boy and on doing all this stuff, without telling the mother or getting consent from the mother,” he said at an event in March.

The story isn’t true, though; the kid’s mother had contacted the school to inform them that the child was transitioning, and the school followed district policy on how to handle that.

DeSantis also declared a cisgender woman the winner of a college swimming competition in a proclamation just because he didn’t like the fact that the real winner was transgender. This came less than a year after he signed a bill banning transgender girls and women from participating in school sports in his state, denying them educational opportunities equal to their cisgender counterparts.

Most recently, DeSantis said that he wanted to look into using child protective statutes to investigate parents who allow their children to see drag queens.

“You had these very young kids, and they must have been like 9, 10 years old, at a quote, ‘drag show,’ where they were putting money in the underwear of this — and that is totally inappropriate. That is not something that children should be exposed to,” he said last week.

But when pressed for even one example of this happening anywhere, his press secretary Christina Pushaw tweeted a picture of a straight, cisgender burlesque performer and said that she was a drag queen. That’s the same Christina Pushaw who said earlier this year that anyone who doesn’t support the state’s Don’t Say Gay bill is “probably a groomer or at least you don’t denounce the grooming of 4-8 year old children. Silence is complicity.” “Grooming” describes some of the techniques used by child sex abusers.

DeSantis’s attacks on LGBTQ people this year have led to at least two lawsuits against the state and could saddle taxpayers with a billion dollars in debt after he and the Republican legislature dissolved a self-governance agreement the state had with Disney World because Disney spoke out against the Don’t Say Gay law.

Because DeSantis hasn’t apologized for any of his numerous attacks on LGBTQ people nor has he held his hateful press secretary accountable, people called him out on Twitter for lowering flags to half-mast for the Pulse anniversary.

Stephen Colbert

“Thanks in large part to the former president, there’s a whole industry of people who make a good living trying to make you think you’re insane,” said Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s Late Show, which focused once again on Fox News. “Well, I make a very good living reminding you that you’re not.

“You’d think that once the people gaslighting you on a daily basis have been revealed to be liars – say, in multiple text messages and a $1.6bn court filing by Dominion Voting Systems – they would pump the brakes,” he added, referring to the lawsuit which has exposed how Fox News anchors and owner Rupert Murdoch knowingly endorsed Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. “But apparently, some people are just addicted to being dicks.”

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DeSantis most recently landed in national headlines after signaling support for “don’t say gay” legislation working its way through the Florida legislature now. The bills would bar primary school staff from “encouraging” discussion around gender identity or sexual orientation to students. The bill prompted a rebuke from President Joe Biden. Before that, Chasten Buttigieg, husband to out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, spoke eloquently on the bill. “As a kid who grew up for 18 years being told ‘you don’t belong, something about you is wrong,’ sometimes you take that trauma to heart,” Chasten Buttigieg said. That didn’t move DeSantis, who instead accused teachers of indoctrinating and confusing children, claiming some told young students, “Don’t worry, don’t pick your gender yet.” “Schools need to be teaching kids to read, to write,” he told reporters.

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