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Reopening California theme parks: What’s the rush?

A Disney employee runs a line to get in to the virtual queue for World of Disney on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Shirley Wong, left, and her husband, Gary Lam, head toward the exit after a morning of shopping on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The...
Tags: Business, Florida, Jobs, News, California, Disney, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tourism, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, North Carolina, Parks, Orlando


Florida Gov. DeSantis reflects on Hurricane Sally impact: We're 'relieved' to not have any fatalities

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on the impact of Hurricane Sally, New Jersey's millionaires tax and the 2020 election.
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Despite Simpatico Politics, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Can’t Make President Donald Trump’s Unemployment Plan Work

President Donald Trump is greeted by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida upon his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport on Sept. 8, 2020. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be President Donald Trump’s favorite Governor. Trump claims ownership of DeSantis based on a crucial endorsement in his 2018 primary, and DeSantis has fully embraced Trump’s style of politics.
Tags: Florida, News, Donald Trump, Trump, Palm Beach International Airport, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


Florida’s new justice belongs to Christian group using law to ‘spread the Gospel’

Jamie R. Grosshans, the last-minute choice of Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Florida Supreme Court, is an anti-abortion defender who has been active in a number of Christian legal groups, including a powerful national organization whose mission is to “spread the Gospel by transforming the legal system.”
Tags: Florida, News, Florida Supreme Court, Ron DeSantis, Jamie R Grosshans


Andrew Gillum Comes Out: “I Don’t Identify As Gay. I Identify As Bisexual”

Andrew Gillum has come out of the closet as bisexual. Gillum’s highly anticipated interview with Tamron Hall finally aired Monday (Sep. 14), and during the sit-down, the former Florida gubernatorial candidate revealed that he doesn’t “identify as gay,” but does “identify as bisexual.” Andrew Gillum to @tamronhall: “I don’t identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual.” (Clip sent to me by a follower) https://t.co/4jiOIMiBnQ pic.twitter.com/wZFjGJzuYv — Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) September 14, 20...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Interviews, Barack Obama, Tamron Hall, Jazz, Miami, Donald Trump, Bisexual, Hall, Democratic Party, Don, Miami Beach, Tallahassee, Ron DeSantis


Andrew Gillum comes out as bisexual

Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has come out as bisexual. In an interview with Tamron Hall, Gillum, who was also the mayor of Tallahassee from 2014-2018, said: “I don’t identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual. And that is something that I have never shared publicly before.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Former Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum tells Tamron Hall he's bisexual: "That is something I h...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Lifestyle, Tamron Hall, Miami, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Tallahassee, Ron DeSantis, Gillum, Andrew Gillum, Tamron Hall Gillum




Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law

Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- While we place a lot of the focus on defending against laws that target firearms, anti-Second Amendment extremists also target ammunition. In a way, this ammunition control can be worse – because those who exercise their Second Amendment rights need to purchase ammunition. Now, those who exercise their Second Amendment rights will buy ammunition for any number of reasons: Actual use for personal protection...
Tags: Guns, California, Reagan, Fbi, United States, House, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Richard Blumenthal, Harold, Broward County, Jaime, Blumenthal, WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ron DeSantis, Scott Israel, Kim Rhode


Judges: Florida felons can't vote until they pay fines, fees

Florida felons must pay all fines, restitution and legal fees before they can regain their right to vote, a federal appellate court ruled Friday in a case that could have broad implications for the November elections. Reversing a lower court judge's decision that gave Florida felons the right to vote regardless of outstanding legal obligations, the order from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the position of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the GOP-led state Legislature, leaving vot...
Tags: Florida, News, Gop, Legislature, 11th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Ron DeSantis


Florida Supreme Court orders Gov. DeSantis to appoint a new justice by Monday

A unanimous Florida Supreme Court on Friday rejected a last-minute appeal by Gov. Ron DeSantis and ordered the Republican governor to fill a vacancy on the high court by Monday.
Tags: News, Florida Supreme Court, Ron DeSantis, Gov DeSantis


Florida Supreme Court orders governor to pick new justice

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis must pick a new Supreme Court justice because the judge he picked to fill a high court vacancy is constitutionally ineligible to serve, the court said in an order issued Friday. The Florida Supreme Court ordered DeSantis to appoint another judge by Monday, nullifying the appointment of Judge Renatha Francis.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Florida Supreme Court, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


Black Democrat urges governor to drop Black court nominee

A Black Democratic state lawmaker who is challenging the appointment of a Black woman to the Florida Supreme Court contended Thursday that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is engaging in “racial tokenism” by choosing someone the court itself has already ruled is not eligible for the position. State Rep. Geraldine Thompson said in an online news conference that DeSantis only chose Renatha Francis for the high court because she shares his conservative ideology, not because he is trying to achieve rac...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Francis, Thompson, Florida Supreme Court, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Renatha Francis, Geraldine Thompson


What’s the risk of catching coronavirus on a plane?

By Noah Y. Kim | Kaiser Health News Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to alleviate fears of flying during the pandemic at an event with airline and rental car executives.”The airplanes have just not been vectors when you see spread of the coronavirus,” DeSantis said during a discussion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Aug. 28. “The evidence is the evidence. And I think it’s something that is safe for people to do.” Is the evidence really so clear? DeSantis’ claim that airplane...
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What is the risk of catching the coronavirus on a plane?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to alleviate fears of flying during the pandemic at an event with airline and rental car executives.”The airplanes have just not been vectors when you see spread of the coronavirus,” DeSantis said during a discussion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Aug. 28. “The evidence is the evidence. And I think it's something that is safe for people to do.”
Tags: Health, Florida, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis


Cases of COVID-19 in children have increased 34% in Florida since schools started to reopen

Students at Hillsborough High School wait in line to have temperature checked before entering the building on August 31, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Cases of COVID-19 among school-aged children in Florida have increased 34% since schools started to reopen last month, The Washington Post first reported. Further complicating matters, according to the report, is a lack of state data about COVID-19 in schools, and the state's decision to forbid certain districts from rel...
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Florida reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly 3 months on Labor Day

Medical workers in Florida test a person for coronavirus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida reported the lowest number of new cases in nearly 3 months on Monday.  There were 1,838 new cases on Labor Day.  The last time numbers were this low was on June 15, with 1,758 new cases.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The end of a long holiday weekend in Florida was marked with the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases that the state has seen in nearly three months, The Associated ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Testing, Associated Press, Johns Hopkins University, Ron DeSantis, New Cases, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Orecchio Egresitz, Johns Hopkins Since Aug


Texas Gov. Declares a Victory Over COVID. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already seen his state’s reopening waylaid by a resurgent coronavirus pandemic this summer, so a recent tweet from the governor that seemed to indicate he could be ready to do it all over again has alarmed local officials.“I’m concerned about how far he goes,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, a Democrat, told The Daily Beast. “I’ll have to wait and see where he goes.”The dynamics are just the latest in ongoing tensions between the red state governor and local blue lead...
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Texas Governor Declares a Victory Over COVID. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already seen his state’s reopening waylaid by a resurgent coronavirus pandemic this summer, so a recent tweet from the governor that seemed to indicate he could be ready to do it all over again has alarmed local officials.“I’m concerned about how far he goes,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, a Democrat, told The Daily Beast. “I’ll have to wait and see where he goes.”The dynamics are just the latest in ongoing tensions between the red state governor and local blue lead...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Dallas, Houston, Republican, Turner, Abbott, Greg Abbott, State, Harris County, Jenkins, Baylor College of Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Meyers, Sylvester Turner


Effective and timely review of the state of disenfranchisement for those with criminal convictions

This lengthy new Stateline piece, headlined "More People With Felony Convictions Can Vote, but Roadblocks Remain," provides an effective review of the realities of felon disenfranchisement circa 2020. I recommend the full piece and here are excerpts: In every state except Maine and Vermont, people convicted of felonies are stripped of their voting rights while in prison. In most states, that ban extends to those on probation or parole, while some states have additional time and fee requirements...
Tags: Florida, Law, California, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Maine, Iowa, Connecticut, Donald Trump, Vermont, Hawkeye, Commonwealth, U S Supreme Court


Is Harry Potter telling the future for the theme park business?

If you want to understand what’s happening in the theme park industry right now, just look back a decade or so. In 2009, attendance was tanking at the Universal Orlando Resort — down more than 10 percent over the year before, according to the Themed Entertainment Association/AECOM Theme Index report. The economy was just beginning to recover from the Great Recession, but other parks were seeing modest increases that year, including big gains at Disneyland. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter a...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Universal, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Legoland, Eddie Murphy, Universal Studios


This Florida School Is What a COVID-19 Fiasco in the Making Looks Like

MIAMI—At the end of the first day of classes last week, dozens of teens lined up to board school buses parked outside the entrance of Bartow Senior High, the main secondary school in the central Florida city bearing the same name. Despite being outdoors, and thus perhaps less likely to serve as a launching pad for mass contagion, the large number of students crammed together, some sans face masks, prompted a 12th grader to snap three photos and two short videos of the crowd.The same day, Ashlee ...
Tags: Florida, News, World Health Organization, Miami, Columbia University, Orange, The Daily Beast, Kennedy, University Of Michigan, Trump, Hillsborough, Martin, Polk, Bartow, Florida Department of Health, Polk County


Governor encourages tourists to come to Florida on planes

Gov. Ron DeSantis made the case that tourists could safely take commercial flights to visit Florida, as newly reported coronavirus cases grew by more than 3,800 people Friday, down from peak averages of nearly 12,000 cases daily in mid-July. Speaking with industry executives at an airline travel forum in Fort Lauderdale, DeSantis said he hadn't heard of any airline passenger catching the virus on a plane. “When this industry thrives, it provides this economic security for so many people in the...
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Florida Supreme Court says DeSantis exceeded his authority in naming new justice

In a stunning rebuke to Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday said the governor exceeded his authority when he appointed Renatha Francis to the high court by selecting the Palm Beach judge for the post before she was eligible but also said, as of now, nothing will change.
Tags: News, Florida Supreme Court, Palm Beach, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Renatha Francis


Disney, Universal and SeaWorld say California theme parks ready to reopen

Disney, Universal and SeaWorld officials say Southern California theme parks are ready to reopen as soon as the state issues guidelines for safely swinging open the gates of the major tourist destinations. Executives from Disney, Universal and SeaWorld said California theme parks were “ready to roll” during a theme park roundtable in Orlando on Wednesday, Aug. 26 led by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern...
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Florida Judge Blocks DeSantis Order For Schools To Reopen ‘Voluntarily’ Or Lose State Funding

Just like when you 'voluntarily' give your wallet to the scary dude holding a knife to your throat.
Tags: Florida, Law, Government, Courts, Ron DeSantis, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Ron DeSantis’ Worst Nightmare Has a New Target: Schools

MIAMI—Ever since she got fired from her job with the Florida Department of Health, Rebekah Jones refuses to stop gathering data on coronavirus cases and sharing it with the public. In the past four months, the 31-year-old architect of the state government’s COVID-19 dashboard built her own version of that product as a counterweight for data dissemination, emerging as a consistent and vociferous critic of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handling of the pandemic. Now Jones is taking on the arduous task...
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DeSantis says COVID is a lower risk for school-aged kids than flu

Even as his state is a hotbed for COVID-19, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been pushing schools to reopen so parents have the choice of sending children back to the classroom or keeping them home to learn virtually.
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Schools Touted by DeSantis Now in a Quarantine Nightmare

MIAMI—On Sunday afternoon, South Fork High School teacher Karen Resciniti fielded a phone call from principal Jay Blavett. Sometime in the previous week, when thousands of students returned to public schools across Martin County, Florida, where South Fork is located, she had come in contact with a teen who was a presumed positive coronavirus case, Resciniti recalled her boss telling her. “I knew it was coming,” Resciniti told The Daily Beast. “But I was still shocked that a student in my classro...
Tags: Florida, News, Navy, Osama Bin Laden, Miami, Notre Dame, UNC Chapel Hill, Sunshine State, Martin County, St Petersburg Florida, Ron DeSantis, Gaylord, South Fork, DeSantis, Martin County Florida, Committee to Protect Medicare


Florida's coronavirus death toll hits 10,000

Governor Ron DeSantis points to ‘good trends … positive signs’Andrew Cuomo warns New York school reopening will be ‘risky’Coronavirus – latest global updatesFlorida’s coronavirus death toll hit 10,000 on Wednesday as the state continues to struggle to get the ongoing pandemic under control.Almost six months since Florida’s first case was identified, the state reported 174 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 10,067. Continue reading...
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‘All In, All the Time’: Reopening Florida Schools Is Likened to Military Operation

Gov. Ron DeSantis, faced with reluctance by local schools to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, compared it to the campaign to get Osama bin Laden.
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