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Thomas Knapp: Will Ron DeSantis’ Latest Mickey Mouse Political Tantrum Cost Him His Career?

On April 22, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Put that way, it sounds rather routine, but it isn’t. DeSantis called a special session of the legislature  just to get this done. The only thing routine about it is that it’s an example of Rule Number One in Florida politics since 2018: Don’t publicly disagree with Ron DeSantis, or he’ll throw a tantrum and try to punish you.… Read more ...

Former Socialist Presidential Nominee Brian Moore Running for Governor of Florida as a Green Party Candidate

Brian Moore has announced that he is seeking the Green Party’s nomination for governor of Florida in 2022. Moore, who received 6,582 votes as the Socialist Party’s presidential nominee in 2008, will need to raise $8,050.86 to qualify for a spot on the ballot.

Somewhat curiously, his campaign manager is Joe Wendt, a registered Republican who has previously been involved with the Reform Party and Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Thomas Knapp: Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill is Really About Politics, Not Sex

On March 28, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1557 — the “Parental Rights in Education Bill” — into law.

Supporters say it is indeed about parental rights:  The right to know what their kids are being taught, and the right to be informed about matters pertaining to their kids’ “mental, emotional, or physical well-being.”… Read more ...

Roger Stone Offers to Freeze Sperm for Laura Loomer, Teases Libertarian Challenge to Ron DeSantis

Roger Stone, a notorious Nixon-era trickster and Donald Trump confidante, is once again teasing a campaign for governor of Florida as a Libertarian. And it would seem he’s also looking to expand his family in a rather unconventional way.

In what seems like either a joke or a publicity stunt, or probably both, Stone is offering to freeze his sperm for right-wing activist (and fringe conspiracy theorist) Laura Loomer.… Read more ...