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Liz Cheney confused by link between Big Lie and voter suppression bills.

Speaking truth was an abberation.

Article here: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/cheney-declines-to-link-gop-restrictive-voting-bills-to-big-lie

DeSantis' gambling pact allows a Trump Casino in Miami.

The Florida legislature is reconvening this week for a special session for the sole purpose of considering the 30-year gambling pact DeSantis negotiated with the Seminole tribe. The headline news is that the pact would legalize sports betting and guarantee at least $500 million a year in revenue for the state in the first 5 years. The pact also has a series of special provisions related to just Broward and Miami-Dade counties that have the effect of allowing Trump to establish gambling operations at his Doral property.

Eric Trump was talking about this in the last year but has been quiet lately. Somebody told him to STFU?

Understanding the Arizona "audit."

DeSantis and Fox are worried about some mobs in America- others not so much.

Choosing his weasel words carefully, DeSantis remarked: “I don’t know what happened with this verdict, but if that’s something that can potentially happen, where you basically have justice made meted out because the jury is scared of what a mob may do? And again I’m not saying that’s what happened here, but that speaker seemed to suggest that that had an impact, that’s completely antithetical to the rule of law.”

The speaker in question was a black activist in New York...

DeSantis suggests Chauvin jury may have been 'scared of what a mob' would do

Source: The Hill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday suggested that the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial may have voted to convict the former Minneapolis police officer who was on trial for the killing of George Floyd because it was “scared of what a mob may do.”

During an appearance on Fox News hours after the guilty verdicts were read, host Laura Ingraham played a clip of an unnamed person in New York saying, “If you continue to allow us to be murdered in the streets without justice, we will raise hell in America,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.

In response, DeSantis called the remarks “really, really troubling,” adding “I don’t know what happened with this verdict, but if that’s something that can potentially happen, where you basically have justice made meted out because the jury is scared of what a mob may do? And again I’m not saying that’s what happened here, but that speaker seemed to suggest that that had an impact, that’s completely antithetical to the rule of law.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/549562-desantis-suggests-chauvin-jury-may-have-been-scared-of-what-a-mob-would

DeSantis rushed an "anti-riot" bill through Florida's legislature and signed it Monday. Florida's legislative session ends on April 30 and most bills become effective on July 1, giving all the affected parties a chance to familiarize themselves with changes in the law. DeSantis made sure HB-1 would go into effect immediately on his signature with the obvious intent of having extraordinary repressive and punitive options available to law enforcement in time for the Chauvin verdict.

DeSantis makes no attempt to hide his disappointment at the verdict and lack of "riots" afterward. Actual justice is now being labeled "mob intimidation."

Ron DeSantis wants to win the pandemic.

Climbing over dead bodies is not an impediment.

Florida legislature and DeSantis want to rewrite First Amendment.

The Florida Senate used a parliamentary maneuver to advance CS/HB 1, the "anti-riot" bill. DeSantis concocted the bill in response to the George Floyd demonstrations last year. One part of the bill that has received little notice is that it creates an affirmative defense for anyone accused of attacking a person participating in a "riot." The bill is a wish list of authoritarian anti-demonstration decrees, and the media is content to let this particular one get lost in the middle of the steaming pile of outrages. This bill would protect Kyle Rittenhouse and James Fields, and is a nice complement to Florida's pioneering Stand Your Ground legislation that protected George Zimmerman.

The bill text can be found here: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/1/BillText/e1/PDF. More discussion on this here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215274496

DeSantis' "anti-riot" bill advances.

The Florida House passed this bill on Friday along strictly partisan lines. DeSantis formulated this bill during the George Floyd riots. His cronies filed the legislation on January 6, seizing the thinnest of disguises to hide their racist intent. The companion bill in the Florida Senate, SB 484, must now be passed before DeSantis can sign the bill. SB 484 is currently tied up in committee, but this is a top priority of the governor.

Some features of the bill:

The bill will encourage violence against protesters peacefully exercising their first amendment rights by allowing a counter-protester to escape civil liability for injuring or killing a protester with their car, with a gun, or by any other means.

It would elevate consequences for battery, assault, or inciting a riot.

It would require a person arrested for the minor charge of unlawful assembly to remain in custody until their first appearance for bail.

The legislation would create a new “mob intimidation” offense that could be applied to three or more people who act “with a common intent, to compel or induce, or attempt to compel or induce, another person by force, or threat of force, to do any act or to assume or abandon a particular viewpoint."

The bill would enhance penalties for defacing public monuments, including confederate monuments.

The bill would allow citizens to sue local governments trying to reduce local law-enforcement budgets and give the governor and cabinet the authority to overturn spending reductions.

The measure enhances punishments for blocking or obstructing a vehicle during an "unlawful assembly."

DeSantis was a Navy JAG and served in Guantanamo and Fallujah. He is prepared to treat BLM protestors as enemy combatants.

DeSantis is Trump's flying monkey, pushing voter suppression in Florida.

DeSantis supports SB 90, currently working its way through the Florida legislature. The bill would place restrictions on drop boxes and change the vote by mail applications so that they are only good for one year instead of the current two general election cycles. The most outrageous feature is that it would invalidate current vote by mail registrations for 2022 retroactively. This would wipe out Democrats current 900,000 voter advantage in that category.

A day of mourning in Florida

For those who hadn't heard, Governor DeSantis ordered American and Florida flags lowered today (Wednesday, February 24) to honor Rush Limbaugh.

The governor has also taken an interest in who gets covid vaccine shots. The current priority list looks something like this:

"Grateful" Counties
the rest of Manatee County
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