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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:13 PM

Florida official tells offices to disregard DeSantis order to lower flags in Limbaugh's honor

Source: The Hill

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) on Monday said that she will direct offices under her purview to disregard Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) order to lower flags to half-staff to commemorate the late conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

“Lowering to half-staff the flag of the United States of America is a sacred honor that pays respect to fallen heroes and patriots. It is not a partisan political tool. Therefore, I will notify all state offices under my direction to disregard the Governor's forthcoming order to lower flags for Mr. Limbaugh – because we will not celebrate hate speech, bigotry, and division,” Fried said in a statement Monday.

“Lowering the flag should always reflect unity, not division, and raising our standards, not lowering them,” she added. “Our flags will remain flying high to celebrate the American values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all.”

Fried was elected to office independently of DeSantis and has been a frequent critic of the governor.


Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/539906-florida-official-tells-offices-to-disregard-desantis-order-to-lower





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Reply Florida official tells offices to disregard DeSantis order to lower flags in Limbaugh's honor (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 22 OP
bermudat Feb 22 #1
WVreaper Feb 22 #16
DBoon Feb 22 #18
certainot Feb 22 #31
MyOwnPeace Feb 22 #2
JudyM Feb 22 #3
cynical_idealist Feb 22 #10
JudyM Feb 23 #32
FBaggins Feb 22 #4
Lochloosa Feb 22 #11
Traildogbob Feb 22 #5
pazzyanne Feb 22 #9
Traildogbob Feb 22 #13
Traildogbob Feb 22 #17
Dreampuff Feb 22 #21
pazzyanne Feb 22 #23
pazzyanne Feb 22 #24
Traildogbob Feb 22 #25
pazzyanne Feb 22 #26
Traildogbob Feb 22 #27
lunatica Feb 23 #36
Sneederbunk Feb 23 #38
lunatica Feb 23 #40
jmowreader Feb 23 #33
pazzyanne Feb 23 #34
DBoon Feb 22 #19
hay rick Feb 22 #6
calimary Feb 22 #7
CaptainTruth Feb 22 #8
ailsagirl Feb 22 #12
C Moon Feb 22 #14
lunatica Feb 23 #37
NoMoreRepugs Feb 22 #15
Dreampuff Feb 22 #20
papa3times Feb 22 #22
BobTheSubgenius Feb 22 #28
Upthevibe Feb 22 #29
RicROC Feb 22 #30
malthaussen Feb 23 #35
Evolve Dammit Feb 23 #39

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:31 PM

1. OMG!! Good to know there are elected officials in 'Floriduh' doing their jobs

without the taint of partisan politics and bigotry. I am so shocked to read this
and I live here.

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Response to bermudat (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:23 PM

16. Ditto that!

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Response to bermudat (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:25 PM

18. If one got elected. maybe more can be

maybe even a sane governor will be elected soon

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Response to DBoon (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:35 PM

31. that would be a lot easier if the 5 universities that broadcast sports on 20 limbaugh stations

decided to reread their mission statements and start looking for apolitical alternatives to broadcast sports on

FLORIDA 20 Florida 10, Florida St. 4 Miami 2, South Florida 2, Central Florida 2

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:34 PM

2. Uh-oh!!!!

Look for another 'raid' into the Commissioner's Office by the State Patrol/Police because of what must be some "illegal activity" on the part of the Commissioner.

Have to admit - tons of courage on the part of Commissioner Fried to do that!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:39 PM

3. K&R. Hot damn. Our women are rising with their golden lariats all over the country.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:04 PM

10. Diana vs Karen

:}

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Response to cynical_idealist (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 12:35 AM

32. Yes!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:42 PM

4. How many offices are "under her purview"? nt

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:13 PM

11. Quite a few. Employees: 1,275

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:43 PM

5. I say

We RAISE the damn flag “50” percent to celebrate his calling home to Satan.
My God, the evil assholes Christians bow to.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:02 PM

9. Please do not capitalize christian when refering to those people.

/it offends Christians like me. Thank you in advance.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:24 PM

17. Jesus flags

Proudly flown beside confederate flags and Trump flags during insurrection with intent to kill. That kinda offended me. Has any one Christian leader condemned that loudly from the pulpit or hundreds of TV shows 24/7? Or the GOD sent Trump message. Silence speaks volumes for the support of all his evil.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:34 PM

21. People like that aren't real Christians.

They just use it has a shield to do their evil Deeds.

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Response to Dreampuff (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:13 PM

23. Thank you, Dreampuff!

I could not have said it better.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:19 PM

24. Just because "Jesus flags" were flown does not mean Christians did it.

There is a big difference between christians and Christians. A person who is respectful of diversity would try to understand the difference imho.

By the way, what is a "Jesus flag"?

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:30 PM

25. I know the difference

My family is loaded with the cult Christians of hate. I offend them as well. I completely respect the Jimmy Carter type Christians. I would like to see those take their opportunity to speak loudly and broadly to condemn the hostile takeover.
I will reframe from implementing all as the same. I am pretty damn sickened by fellow veteran’s attack our democracy. And believe me, I speak loudly against those.
Sincere apologies for the offending I caused you.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:36 PM

26. Thank you!

I didn't see "Jesus flags", but when I saw the American flag taken down and dropped to the floor so it could be replaced by a tDump flag, I saw red myself. ...and then they had the audacity to call themselves "patriots"! I became irate!!!!

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:06 PM

27. 🤜🏼🤛🏼✌🏼

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 12:21 PM

36. Jimmy Carter is a good Christian

But it isn’t his religion that makes him the good man he is. He would be the good person he is no matter what religion he followed, or for that matter even if he were an atheist.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #36)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 04:12 PM

38. Pray tell how do you know this?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 04:27 PM

40. Because he is genuine.

Which is something religion doesn’t bestow.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 01:02 AM

33. It is this

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 01:20 AM

34. Thanks! nt

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:27 PM

19. put this flag at half mast for Limbaugh

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:54 PM

6. Great in your face move by Nikki.

DeSantis decided to abuse his position to "own the libs" and please his base. I'm sure he expected people to forget about it by the time he is up for re-election. Nikki just raised the stakes. Biden ordering flags at half-staff to honor coronavirus victims provides a perfect contrast to the governor and further illustrates what a cockroach DeSantis is.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:59 PM

7. GOOD!

It’s NOT a time for mourning. I’d throw a big party - with fireworks! And maybe a rush limbaugh piñata for good measure!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:01 PM

8. Nikki Fried for FL Governor!

I hope she runs. She's the only Democrat in a statewide office in FL & she's made it a point to go after DeathSentence on several issues, which makes me think she's thinking about a run for Gov.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:32 PM

12. YES!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:00 PM

14. When Trump was in the WH, we should have had the flags at half-assed.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 12:23 PM

37. He was too busy fondling and grabbing the flag by the staff.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:14 PM

15. How long before her house gets a 5am raid

authorized by DeInsane???

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:32 PM

20. So glad to see this topic on here

It was on my local news and I was cheering for both of them. They are both awesome and I wouldn't be surprised if Tampa's mayor follows suit.

I'd also like to see her run for governor, but with all the favors this one has been doing for the white and Elite, his War chest is growing considerably after his huge Publix contribution and his most recent one from the parent company of Lakewood Ranch. I read something today that indicated there is a chance that Charlie Crist may run again. Since he is already asking for an investigation into DeSatan and his inequitable distribution of the vaccinations, I'm thinking it may be true.

No lowering of the flags or respecting the hate monger!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:52 PM

22. I love

Nikki Fried! I hope she has a future in Florida politics. They need her!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:15 PM

28. Good on her!!!

Not an impactful 'gesture', in the greater scheme of things, but still one of DeSantis' most bone-headed, partisan moves.

He is such an AH

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:53 PM

29. Kick....n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:55 PM

30. when the flags are at half mast for the next 5 days...

it's not in memory of Rush Limbaugh, it's because of Prez Joe, in memory for the ½ million fellow citizens who died

( because of Trump, Rush, QGovernors, et al)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 08:28 AM

35. It's a lawful order.

However repugnant. Understood, civilians don't operate under the UCMJ, but IMO she's out of line.

-- Mal

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 04:27 PM

39. Rushbo was worthy of peeing on, and that's about it. Exploding cigar maybe..

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