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Got a call yesterday:  "The liberal elites are trying to take away your rights.  Gov. DeSantis is fighting to keep them."  That's all I heard before I started screaming horseshit into the phone.

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The fact that the Republicans seem to be hinging a lot of their future hopes on this miserable treatment-plant-runoff-in-a-suit really feels like the death throes of their party to me. Might be wishful thinking on my part, but if they see this craptatious cyst of nothing as their best hope... then they have no hope.

I also wonder more and more about their judgement every day. I get it that they're in a cult and cults can make ya see things to the point of hallucinations, but is there really enough delusion in the world to make what DeSantis did look like any kind of success? It's getting so I can't trust a Republican's view on anything, it's like they're tripping on shrooms all the time, their perceptions are so off. I knew their propaganda outfits had a lot of power of 'em, but goddamn, y'all, I thought there were limits to that shit.

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Ron DeSantis Signs New Social Media Law Designed To… Cost The State Tons Of Money

Great job!

By JOE PATRICE
May 25, 2021 at 3:15 PM

There really should be some sort of independent ombudsperson role in state governments that tell officials like Ron DeSantis that he can’t waste taxpayer money on stupid symbolic legislation.

Yesterday, the performance artist doing business as the governor of Florida signed the Stop Social Media Censorship Act into law, leveling fines upwards of $250K per day on social media platforms that shut down the accounts of candidates for political office or “censor, deplatform, or shadow ban” any “journalistic enterprise,” a term defined to include entities that “Publish[] in excess of 100,000 words available online with at least 50,000 paid subscribers or 100,000 monthly active users” which is a bar that this website catering to attorneys and law students clears in less than a week to give you a sense of how tiny a niche publication would have to be to get protected by this law.

Is there anything constitutional about this law? Nope! But since conservatives have achieved stunning success in convincing people that Twitter bans are a First Amendment issue — they are not — it was only a matter of time until a state passed legislation like this to capitalize on the Free Speech fantasy they’ve spun for months.

Because while private entities like Twitter and Facebook banning users is entirely constitutional, forcing those private actors to broadcast particular users over their platforms is absolutely not constitutional. And yet here we are in up-is-now-down-land.

“This is so obviously unconstitutional, you wouldn’t even put it on an exam,” University of Miami law professor A. Michael Froomkin told Wired. That’s a bit harsh. Every exam needs one question so straightforward that the professor can autofail anyone who gets it wrong. That’s how you thin the pile!

There’s nothing serious about this law. It just feeds an appetite for anti-social media action conjured up by the politicians themselves. But unlike symbolic laws like State Tim Tebow Appreciation Day — every day in Florida for some reason — this is a law that’s only going to end up draining Florida’s coffers as its lawyers get routinely slapped around in court. Theoretically state prosecutors will attempt to enforce this law, or at least join the inevitable appeal of a private action under the law — and just throw more good money after bad on this. Because even government lawyer time is valuable — they may be sunk costs, but every minute pursuing a lost cause is a minute not going after something useful.

To be sure, the law will also cost tech companies money fighting back, which may be all Florida wants out of this blood pact, but it’s a curious brand of fiscal conservatism to commit to tossing taxpayer funds at a lost cause simply to bleed private enterprise.

But, hey, I used to think that state governments should be stopped for financial reasons from wasting state resources on facially unconstitutional abortion laws and now the Supreme Court’s going to overturn Roe next summer so maybe we’ll have compelled speech for tech companies by 2023.

And that will really mess up those future exam questions.

https://abovethelaw.com/2021/05/ron-desantis-signs-new-social-media-law-designed-to-cost-the-state-tons-of-money/?rf=1

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Florida’s unemployment system cursed by bad design, lax oversight, audit says


An online registration system meant to handle 200,000 users at once was tested to handle a mere 4,000 at a time. It didn’t get any better after that, auditors found.

By Lawrence Mower
Published Mar. 4
Updated Mar. 4
TALLAHASSEE — An inspector general probe into Florida’s failed unemployment system found that the system was never prepared to handle even a modest amount of jobless claims, much less the historic number of claims that crushed it during the pandemic last year.

In the report, released by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel found that state officials provided poor oversight and never fixed longstanding problems with the online system, known as CONNECT.

The report found:

The Department of Economic Opportunity originally requested the system be able to handle 200,000 concurrent users. But Deloitte Consulting, the company that built it, only tested its system to handle 4,200 concurrent users — a drastically low number that caused the system to fail when it was rolled out in 2013, and fail again last year, when it was overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of desperate Floridians hoping to file unemployment claims.
Despite its original guidelines, the Department of Economic Opportunity never held Deloitte to that higher 200,000 number. After the state scrambled to beef up CONNECT during the pandemic, adding 72 additional servers, it can still only handle 100,000 concurrent users — half of what was promised.
The company hired to independently evaluate CONNECT before it went live in 2013, Ernst & Young, was “neither fully independent nor adequately rigorous,” the inspector general wrote. The company was paid more than $2 million for its services, but paid the state back $500,000 in 2015.
CONNECT had so many defects and problems that when it went live in 2013 it violated the state’s contract with Deloitte.
Those defects and problems with CONNECT persisted. State auditors flagged them in 2015, 2016 and 2019. Despite that clear record, neither the administrations of Gov. Rick Scott nor DeSantis remedied the errors. Of the 31 issues auditors flagged in 2015, 14 remain unfixed.
After investigating CONNECT, Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel recommended state leaders adhere to basic — and obvious — oversight and governance of its information technology projects, including:

Ensuring projects have independent reviews that are overseen by the state’s chief information officer
Ensure agency heads resolve technical problems flagged by state auditors
Move CONNECT’s replacement into the cloud, where it can better handle extreme workloads
The inspector general’s investigation was requested by DeSantis last year, after CONNECT failed amid a crush of jobless claims triggered by the pandemic. DeSantis said at the time he believed the system was designed to fail, although the report does not address that assertion.

In response to Thursday’s report, Deloitte said that it hasn’t worked on CONNECT since May 2015.

“We are very sympathetic to the challenges some Florida residents have faced trying to access Reemployment Assistance,” said Jonathan Gandal, Deloitte Services’ managing director, in a statement. “We finished work on the CONNECT project nearly six years ago after the state accepted the system and we met all of our obligations.”

The company’s representatives are scheduled to give a presentation to state senators on Monday.

Thursday’s report generated outrage from state Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, who said in a statement it “reinforces what we already knew to be true: CONNECT was set up to fail.”

Scott, now a U.S. Senator, presided as governor over the design, rollout and mistakes flagged twice by state auditors. His spokesman, McKinley Lewis, noted that “Scott took numerous actions to levy fines against and withhold payment from Deloitte to hold them accountable.”

“Any insinuation that this system was not designed to help out-of-work Floridians get back on their feet and into the workforce is false and ridiculous on its face,” Lewis said.

Thursday’s report also does not address why the problems flagged by repeatedly by state auditors were never fixed.

But it does dig deep into the history of CONNECT, revealing how state officials were aware that the Deloitte software underpinning the system was problematic.

When the state chose Deloitte for the project, in 2011, it was with the understanding that other states had already used the company’s system. State officials were hoping that by the time CONNECT was scheduled to go live to the public, in late 2012, any issues with the Deloitte’s system would have been ironed out by Massachusetts, according to the inspector general report.

By by 2012, Massachusetts was years behind schedule, and they had uncovered serious problems with Deloitte’s software. Officials in Florida, Massachusetts and New Mexico teamed up that year in the hopes that Deloitte would “address and resolve the concerns,” wrote officials in those states.

Later that year, Florida’s project manager, Tom McCullion, wrote in an email that the system “is unstable and does not provide the required functionality.”

A few days later, the state wrote to Deloitte that it intended to fire the company rather than amend its contract.

“The Department contracted for a viable, proven solution,” state officials wrote. “It now appears that the Department is being asked to fund a software development project with limited prospects for success.”

The state decided to stay with Deloitte anyway, delaying CONNECT’s rollout until October 2013 and docking the company nearly $4.5 million. Deloitte would be paid $46 million in all, and the overall project would cost $81 million, nearly 20 percent higher than its original budget, according to the inspector general’s report.

But problems would persist with CONNECT that violated the state’s agreement with Deloitte, according to the report. The day before CONNECT went live, the system had been flagged for 11 “fatal” defects, defined as the “loss of essential functions for which no workaround exists,” and 142 “severe” ones.

Under the state’s contract, it was supposed to have no fatal defects and no more than 25 severe ones.

The state inspector general found that Ernst & Young’s independent tests of the system were not independent — the state had made the company report to someone else, instead of the project manager. The company was supposed to be interviewing project staff, but went two years without interviewing any of them, leading the state to dock the company $500,000.

When CONNECT did go live on Oct. 15, 2013, it was a disastrous preview of what millions of Floridians experienced this year: the site immediately failed, people couldn’t file claims and their payments were delayed.

The system was brought back online, but serious problems with the site were never fixed. Meanwhile, New Mexico kept upgrading its system and Massachusetts moved its into the cloud, allowing those states to better weather the pandemic’s toll on jobs.

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tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2021/03/04/floridas-unemployment-system-cursed-by-bad-design-lax-oversight-audit-says/

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Racist Ron Tops Dirtbag Don In Poll



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So does this mean Ron is granting Don permission to grab his daughter by the pussy in a couple of years? Such a loyal piss pot.

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‘Outrageous Use Of State Power’: GOP Fears College Educated Voters



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The actual text from the bill as well as the definitions the bill provides:

(b) The State Board of Education shall require each Florida College System institution to conduct an annual assessment of the intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity at that institution. The State Board of Education shall select or create an objective, nonpartisan, and statistically valid survey to be used by each institution which considers the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented and members of the college community, including students, faculty, and staff, feel free to express their beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom. The State Board of Education shall annually compile and publish the assessments by September 1 of each year, beginning on September 1, 2022. The State Board of Education may adopt rules to implement this paragraph.

(c) The State Board of Education may not shield students, faculty, or staff at Florida College System institutions from free speech protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Art. I of the State Constitution, or s. 1004.097.

1. "Intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity" means the exposure of students, faculty, and staff to, and the encouragement of their exploration of, a variety of ideological and political perspectives.

2. "Shield" means to limit students', faculty members', or staff members' access to, or observation of, ideas and opinions that they may find uncomfortable, unwelcome, disagreeable, or offensive.

The survey is presented to make sure that competing ideas and perspectives are presented. It asks if the faculty and students "feel free to express their beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom"

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‘The View': Ana Navarro Shames Gov Ron DeSantis For Selling ‘Don’t Fauci My Florida’ Merch


Ana Navarro has a pretty clear message for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: Stop trying to make a profit off a global pandemic.

Sitting in for Joy Behar on Wednesday’s episode of “The View,” Navarro got heated while discussing the methods being used to encourage people to get the COVID vaccine. As the panel of women praised the fact that President Biden invited Olivia Rodrigo to the White House in an effort to spread encouraging messaging about the vaccine, Navarro briefly digressed to scold DeSantis for his own messaging.

Navarro noted that DeSantis is selling merchandise on his website, with the slogan “Don’t Fauci My Florida.” Additionally, there are shirts being sold that say “Keep Florida Free” and drink holders that read “How the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?”

“He is merchandising with the suffering of the people who have died with the pandemic,” Navarro said. “Don’t be cute. Don’t sell beer koozies exploiting and profiting off the pandemic, and buying into the science deniers, while your state has increased exponentially — in one week — its COVID cases. That’s just irresponsible and shameful, and I’m very, very disappointed in him.”

Host Whoopi Goldberg tried to turn the conversation back to Olivia Rodrigo, but Sunny Hostin found herself hung up on seeing the merchandise.

“That is despicable. It’s disgusting,” Hostin said, noting that the pandemic hit particularly close to home for her, as she lost both of her in-laws.

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Word is the biggest seller says " How can I suck Trump's mushroom when I'm wearing a mask?"


https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/view-ana-navarro-shames-gov-163046758.html


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Racist Ron and Covid 19





GOP the Party of Death.

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Ron DeSantis' Approval Rating Tanks as COVID Delta Variant Ravages Florida


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' approval rating tumbled to 43.7 percent in a new poll published on Wednesday, as the state grapples with a surge in cases of COVID driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant.

The survey from St. Pete Polls was conducted on August 2-3 and it shows the Republican governor losing re-election in a hypothetical matchup with Representative Charlie Crist, a Democrat who represents Florida's 13th congressional district.

The St. Pete Polls survey showed that 7.9 percent of respondents weren't sure whether they approved of how DeSantis was doing his job.

By contrast, 48.8 percent of respondents approved of President Joe Biden's job performance, with 45.7 percent disapproving and 5.6 percent not sure.

The new poll also asked Floridians who they would vote for if the election for governor were held on the day they were surveyed and offered theoretical matchups against potential Democratic candidates. The next gubernatorial election is in 2022.

Charlie Crist, who was the state's governor from 2007 to 2011, beat DeSantis with 45.3 percent support to the Republican's 43.8 percent, though a significant number of respondents - 10.8 percent - were undecided.

DeSantis fared better against Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, defeating her in the hypothetical election with 45.1 percent to Fried's 41.8 percent. However, 13.1 percent of respondents were undecided.

On the key question of mask mandates in schools, the poll found that a clear majority of respondents don't agree with DeSantis' recent executive order banning public schools from requiring children to wear face masks.

When asked if masks "should be required for all children" when the state's schools reopen, 62 percent said they should be, 31.9 percent said they should not and 6.1 percent were unsure.

The poll surveyed 3,952 likely Florida voters via an automated phone system and has a 1.6 percent margin of error. St. Pete Polls enjoys a B+ rating from poll tracker FiveThirtyEight. The latest poll comes amid a surge in COVID cases in the Sunshine State.

Florida now accounts for about one in five new COVID cases nationally and DeSantis has faced criticism. He strongly defended his response to the Delta variant, however, taking aim at President Biden for trying to "single out Florida over COVID."

DeSantis criticized the "wide-open southern border" and said the president was "facilitating" the virus.

"Whatever variants are around the world, they're coming across that southern border. He's not shutting down the virus, he's helping to facilitate it," the governor said.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ron-desantis-approval-rating-tanks-as-covid-delta-variant-ravages-florida/ar-AAMYK5S






#Governor Who? is going Viral.


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DeSantis 'doubts' the federal government sent hundreds of ventilators to Florida … he's wrong

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

"It’s taken a while, but the media is starting to notice that a group of Republican governors like Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott are objectively pro-virus. In state after state, Republicans aren’t just following Donald Trump down the “wait and it will magically go away” rabbit hole: they are taking actions that actively support the spread of COVID-19. Refusing to enact a statewide mask mandate in the face of a huge surge in cases and an overwhelmed healthcare system is simply a failure. Enacting an executive order that stops local authorities from protecting their citizens is actively working against the interests of the state and nation.

The Constitution is very careful in its definition of treason. Ron DeSantis should be happy that the war on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is only metaphorical because he’s definitely giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

How bad are things in Florida? Well, bad enough that the Florida Department of Health issued a note yesterday saying that the number of cases they reported Monday was actually an error and that the real number was lower. It would be nice to check, but since the department has removed all statistics about the pandemic from their website on DeSantis’ order, it’s hard to say anything except this: no one believes them. That’s because Florida has been screwing with the reporting almost from the day the pandemic began. However, the CDC has agreed to revise the Monday value which now makes the seven-day average in Florida only 5,000 above the previous peak. Florida then made the situation clearer on Tuesday by simply not reporting any numbers.

But that’s far from the worst or most ridiculous news of the day out of Florida. Because on Tuesday, Ron DeSantis denied reports that the federal government had sent hundreds of ventilators to bail out his virus-flooded state. Except they did. Because Florida asked for them..."

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/8/11/2045141/-Biden-bails-out-Florida-as-DeSantis-continues-to-sink-his-state-with-ignorance?pm_source=story_sidebar&pm_medium=web&pm_campaign=recommended#comment_81555859

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No surprise that Ron DeSatan is a regular on Fox Snews, now that perverted, sex slaver, pedophile Matt Gaetz seems to be banned after implicating Tucky Carlson in one of his own sordid affairs. DeSatan dances on the graves of YOUR KIDS and loved ones just as long as little Madison, Mason and Mamie remain healthy. What's with these M&M&M kids? Masons? Mafia?


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Judge rules against Florida Man DeSantis in important mask mandate case

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/8/27/2048578/-Judge-rules-against-Florida-Man-DeSantis-in-important-mask-mandate-case?detail=emaildkre

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Judge rules against Florida Man DeSantis in important mask mandate case

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/8/27/2048578/-Judge-rules-against-Florida-Man-DeSantis-in-important-mask-mandate-case?detail=emaildkre

#DeathSantis just illegally withheld funds from 2 school districts despite judge's ruling

Tuesday August 31, 2021 · 2:48 AM CDT

"Florida’s Department of Education announced Monday they are withholding funds from two school districts that defied Gov. DeSantis’ executive order forcing schools to not require masks during a deadly pandemic.

Education commissioner Richard Corcoran said they will withhold funds each month until the school board complies. This move comes AFTER a court ruled last week that DeSantis had no authority to issue this order.  

Broward County superintendent Vickie Cartwright said “the health and safety of our students, teachers and staff continue to be our main priorities.”

DeSantis knows that kids are dying over this. In just ONE day, on August 26, COVID deaths hit 900. (Keep that in mind when Fox wants to whine about Afghanistan.)  Meanwhile, last week, over 150,000 new cases of COVID— most of them children!

Ron simply doesn’t care. One of his own ardent supporters justified DeSantis’ killing thusly:

Anyone with an ounce of political experience knows that DeSantis simply cannot back down at this point or he's toast with the rank-and-file GOP base who love the unshakeable confidence he seems to have in himself.

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The Biden administration said it would give financial assistance to districts that gut their funds with evil GOP governors like Abbott and DeathSantis. I expect, however, that a legal injunction will be issued to block the department from penalizing the districts trying to protect the kids. It’s sad that we have to fight our own government during a pandemic, but this is who we elect.

Remember:

(Nikki Fried on Twitter):

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