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    Default America's greatest governor in the news




    DeSantis calls Florida ‘the freest state,’ attacks federal government in address


    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-florida-legislature-convenes-2022-20220111-7eo4oa3rizg2tcy5o4ellwnpgu-story.html

    Is he right?

    Discuss.

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    3rd time isn't the charm. Take a long break and come up with new material. #Snoozeville

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Dragon View Post
    3rd time isn't the charm. Take a long break and come up with new material. #Snoozeville
    If you won't discuss the topic, why are you here?

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    DeSantis confirms 1 million COVID tests can be used

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-desantis-fda-covid-test-extension-20220112-gc3imjgqs5hrjgkw2ve56ey2ra-story.html

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    DeSantis Says He Backs Florida Bill Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks

    https://www.tampafp.com/desantis-says-he-backs-florida-bill-banning-abortions-after-15-weeks/

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    Default Florida Is Living With Covid—and Freedom




    The Omicron surge has triggered a mutation in the conventional wisdom about Covid-19.

    The virus “is here to stay,” oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel and two other experts who advised the Biden transition proclaimed in a Jan. 6 article for the Journal of the American Medical Association, “A National Strategy for the ‘New Normal’ of Life With Covid.”

    That means no more “perpetual state of emergency”: “The goal for the ‘new normal’ does not include eradication or elimination.”

    Joseph Ladapo reached the same conclusion almost two years earlier.

    “Please don’t believe politicians who say we can control this with a few weeks of shutdown,” Dr. Ladapo, then a professor at UCLA’s medical school and a clinician on Covid’s frontline, wrote in USA Today on March 24, 2020.

    “Here is my prescription for local and state leaders: Keep shutdowns short, keep the economy going, keep schools in session, keep jobs intact, and focus single-mindedly on building the capacity we need to survive this into our health care system.”

    “That was before it became political,” Dr. Ladapo, 43, says in an interview conducted in person, indoors and unmasked.

    An orthodoxy soon hardened in the medical establishment and most of the media.

    He says his UCLA faculty colleagues’ reactions to his commentaries went from “Thanks, Joe, for providing us another perspective” to “How can we make Joe stop writing?”

    He believes USA Today “would never have published anything along that vein later in the pandemic.”

    As policy makers’ views began to converge with Dr. Ladapo’s, he became a policy maker.

    His writings caught the attention of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who in September 2021 appointed him surgeon general, the state’s top health official.

    On Jan. 6 Dr. Ladapo issued guidance that only people who have Covid symptoms and a risk factor (old age, certain diseases, or current or recent pregnancy) “should” get tested. Those with symptoms but no risk factors are advised to “consider” a test. For the asymptomatic, the guidance discourages testing, saying it “is unlikely to have any clinical benefits.”

    “A test is most valuable when it’s most likely to lead to a change in a decision, a change in management,” he says. “I mean, that’s so basic.”

    To keep hospitalizations down, he adds, the state has made clear “that we expect clinicians to treat patients with risk factors” using therapies including monoclonal antibodies, new antivirals from Pfizer and Merck, and fluvoxamine and inhaled budesonide, two medications that have shown promise in off-label use against Covid-19.

    He describes the asymptomatic as “a very special group, because this group—you can’t feel any better than not having symptoms. So this group can only be harmed from treatment".












    https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/florida-lives-with-covid-freedom-joseph-ladapo-masks-vaccines-mandates-schools-open-omicron-new-york-11642174190

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    He has my attention. So many politicians used the cover of covid to shore up power - and he went the other way. The most libertarian governor I can recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zymurgy View Post
    He has my attention. So many politicians used the cover of covid to shore up power - and he went the other way. The most libertarian governor I can recall.

    Best governor I've ever seen here. Graham and Chiles were very good (both Democrats, but good people) , Skeletor was OK, he's not bad, I know he had teh good ol' boy deals workin', though. I'd put him at "pretty damn good", though. As far as policy.

    Desantis ain't even from here, but he is the best governor so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dillon View Post
    Desantis ain't even from here, but he is the best governor so far!
    Wasn't he born in Jacksonville?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    Wasn't he born in Jacksonville?
    I guess he was! I hope he's not a nice young man, not the kind to kill.



    PS: Jacksonville is very far from The Everglades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    Wasn't he born in Jacksonville?
    I don't think so....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Life is Golden View Post
    I don't think so....
    Born Ronald Dion DeSantis
    September 14, 1978 (age 43)
    Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_DeSantis

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    Default America's greatest governor: No one should have to choose between and jab and a job


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    Default DEMOCRAT Nikki Fried compares America's greatest governor to Adolf Hitler



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    Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a DEMOCRAT who has her sights set on the governorship, has drawn a comparison between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Adolf Hitler.

    During an interview, Fried claimed that the governor is "doing everything possible to take away power from local governments, taking away people's abilities to protest, making it harder to vote, talking about banning books." She then added, "That's what dictators do."

    She claimed that rather than seeking to "govern with the people," DeSantis is seeking to "govern over the people."

    While Fried acknowledged that she does not believe the situation will reach the "extent" of the Nazi leader's power, she said that, "the rise of his power and what he did to scapegoat certain parts," particularly "the Jewish community, and how he utilized, going after the media, taking over the military — that's what this governor is doing."

    Fried has previously tweeted that she is "a proud Jewish woman."



    https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-gubernatorial-hopeful-nikki-fried-compares-gov-ron-desantis-to-adolf-hitler

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